Bleach Manga Will Have 5-Week Gap Before Finale

Tite Kubo has announced that he will be putting his Bleach manga series on hiatus for 5 weeks while he works on the manga’s “last battle.” The manga will return in the 41st issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on 9 September to finish the finale arc, which started last year.

The manga was launched in 2001; the 60th volume will be published in Japan next month, and the 57th volume was released in North America last month.