- The author, Tite Kubo, has stated that the Thousand Year Blood War arc will be Bleach's final arc. He has mentioned that it will be long, but did not say how long. Additionally, there are many unresolved plot points. Kubo stated in early 2011 that the story is only about half-way through.
- The Bleach anime ended on March 27th, 2012. No plans have been announced to continue the series at another time. Additionally, no official explanation was given for its demise. The English dub is unaffected by this (until it reaches episode 366).