Bleach Season 17 Episode 8: ‘The Half-Blood Prince’! Release Date Changed? Everything to know

Bleach Season 17 Episode 8

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Last week, Bleach TYBW Episode 7 left the fans in limbo. Yhwach sliced Yamamoto’s body and stepped on his head as his blood slowly began to dilute under the pouring rain. And what is almost poetic, Yamamoto’s lower body remained standing with his top half on the ground. But Yhwach’s gaze was rather on the sliced half beneath him. It will be interesting to see how he ties the story of the distant past with the present one. Is there any parallel between the two that fans need to watch out for? Bleach Season 17 Episode 8 has all the answers! 

However, it seems that there will be some delay in the release date. Don’t fret. We have all the updates you need to know on Bleach TYBW Episode 8 Release Date and Plot. Fortunately, the studio is making up for the delay. Both episodes, 8 and 9, will release on the same day. So the next ones won’t suffer their domino effect. On the other hand, maybe the break is good for Ichigo. He needs to come to terms with his past. Hopefully, this break will serve as a rehabilitation for him. Though, he doesn’t have much time to rest! Soul Society is in chaos. And Ichigo needs to prepare for the next fight. Keep reading to find out more!

Bleach Season 17 Episode 8

Bleach Season 17 Episode 8: What Will Happen Next?

The title of Bleach Season 17 Episode 8 is ‘ The Shooting Star Project- Zero Mix’. The next episode will deal with the aftermath of the battle. Episode 7 covered chapters 511 to 514 of the manga. Thus, Episode 8 is likely to start with chapter 515. The next outing will look at the arrival of Squad Zero. Their sole aim is to protect the Soul Society and its King. Following Quincy’s retreat, the Soul Reapers will regroup and heal their combat wounds.

Meanwhile, Ichigo has realized that his current stats are not enough to protect Soul Society. Byakuya has entrusted him to look after his fellow Soul Reapers. Ichigo will have to train harder. Perhaps, this is when he will unlock his dormant Quincy powers. As of now, Ichigo is in denial mode. He always looked at Quincy as his enemy. But after knowing he shares their blood, he is torn apart. Will Ichigo acknowledge his identity? The next one will have all the answers! Although Episode 8 may not be action-packed like the earlier one, it will make up for it with storyboarding, emotional weight, and deep character moments.

Bleach Season 17 Episode 8

A Quick Recap!

The title of Bleach Season 17 Episode 7 was ‘Born In The Dark’. The scene started off with a glimpse of the initial battle between Soul Society and Quincy. It was the origin of thousand year Blood War. And Sasakibe was the one who killed Yhwach. The plot then picked up with the battle of Episode 6. Yhwach managed to slice Yamamoto in half. Every so often, the rain seemed to slow down, and the sound faded. This effect created a moment in time that felt almost serene. Yet it showcased a dreadfully depressing sight.

Yhwach then ordered his Quincy foot soldiers to slaughter every last of the Soul Reapers. Meanwhile, Ichigo finally managed to break out of jail. He quickly met with Byakuya, who was at death’s door. Ichigo confirmed to him that Rukia and Renji were still alive. Unable to breathe any longer, Byakuya said his final words to Ichigo. The sword finally dropped from his hand and dissipated. Furious, Ichigo darted off and finally confronted Yhwach to square off. Sadly, all the odds were against him. Yhwach had the upper hand in the battle.

Bleach Season 17 Episode 8

He came down on Ichigo and stabbed him right in the neck. But Ichigo managed to survive this clean strike. Yhwach decided to drop his sword down. He realized Ichigo was using the Quincy technique, Blood Vein. He figured that Ichigo may have managed to awaken his spiritual memories while in jail. Seeing this, Yhwach was in shock. He decided to retreat for now and told Ichigo they would meet soon. The episode ended with Ichigo calling him his son, born in the dark.

Bleach Season 17 Episode 8: New Release Date

The official page of Bleach TYBW announced a delay in the release of Bleach Season 17 Episode 8 on November 25, 2022. Originally it was supposed to come out on November 28, 2022. Sadly, the makers have pushed out both Episode 8 and 9 to December 12, 2022. Studio Pierrot hasn’t disclosed the issue for the delay. But fans are curious to know the reason. It is unlikely that they will stay silent on the issue during the two-week break. So we will update you as soon as there is some news from their end. Thus, keep checking back on this page. Stay tuned to The Anime Daily!

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