Tubi TV to Stream Anime Series Bleach


Tubi TV, a free internet TV streaming network, has added to its library all 366 episodes of the anime hit Bleach through a deal with VIZ Media.

Through the partnership, the original Japanese-language episodes will be available to Tubi TV viewers in the U.S. and Canada with English subtitles. Bleach follows Ichigo Kurosaki, who has the ability to see ghosts. The show is based on the manga created by Tite Kubo that has been licensed to more than a dozen countries. There are more than 75 million copies in print in Japan alone.

The Japanese series joins fan favorites such as Hunter x Hunter, Death Note, Bakuman and Naruto on Tubi TV. Bleach originally aired from 2004 to 2012 on TV Tokyo in Japan.

“Our partnership with VIZ Media to stream all 366 episodes of Bleach helps solidify our reputation as a top destination for anime fans,” said Thomas Ahn-Hicks, Tubi TV’s co-founder and head of strategy and business development. “As we continue to snowball our content—in not only anime, but also across a wide spectrum of genres—we’re seeing consumers increasingly flock to Tubi TV as they cut the cord, find content not available on their subscription VOD services, and engage with our unsurpassed collection of free, premium streaming TV and movies.”

“For more than 30 years, we’ve brought the finest in manga and anime to English-speaking fans across the world,” said Brian Ige, VIZ Media’s VP of animation. “This partnership with Tubi TV helps us build on that momentum and expand our audience as more and more viewers around the globe continue to clamor for our unique brand of entertainment.”