While Weekly Shonen Jump! magazine has been cryptic about when Bleach will end exactly, mangaka Tite Kubo did drop a huge hint as to when the final Tankoubon volume of the manga will be. According to an announcement on the magazine, Bleach will be ending in Vol. 74, which is due for release this autumn 2016.
According to Crunchyroll, we are now “five chapters into the final volume already.” This means that while Jump and Kubo haven’t told us when the manga will exactly end, but it could happen really soon. Previously, a scan from Jump revealed that the manga is now in its “final chapters.”
The manga is now in its final arc, and has revealed plenty about Ichigo’s origins. Launched back in 2001, the manga has earned a reputation as one of Jump’s hottest titles, though it fell into obscurity following the end of the Aizen arc, with many still surprised that the manga is still ongoing. The final arc did not get animated, as the anime adaptation ended back in 2012.