January 2012 marks month 4 of the Lost Substitute Shinigami Arc (also known as The Lost Agent Arc) as Bleach continues with canon greatness! Well, except in the second week of January there will be a Bleach special full of celebratory filler action. And in the first week of January there will be no episode at all. However, if you follow the manga you can decipher the titles for January 17, 24, and 31 are all of the canon persuasion, following mangaka Kubo Tite’s story as it was meant to be told!
- January 10, 2011 – Bleach Episode 355
Shinigami at War! New Year in Seireitei Special!
- January 17, 2011 – Bleach Episode 356
Friend or Foe?! Ginjo’s True Intentions!
- January 24, 2011 – Bleach Episode 357
Tsukishima’s Ability, the Danger is Drawing Near!
- January 31, 2011 – Bleach Episode 358
Clash!? Xcution attacks Ginjo!
Remember, the titles are just translations from Japanese television guides. It’s likely the title will be somewhat different when they are officially released by a North American outlet like Viz Media. The episode number and air date, however, are as listed and only subject to the programmers change.