Bleach has been licensed! This is incredibly bad news, as it means we will soon be seeing a dubbed version of Bleach... and usually dubbed animes are bad. However there are exceptions and I hope this will be one of them. Also, many fan-subbing groups will probably stop subbing it to not get in any legal trouble. The great people from Dattebayo, seeing as they still sub Naruto even though it is licensed, will probably keep going.
Viz Media has informed us that they have "secured from worldwide licensees, TV Tokyo Corporation and Shueisha Inc., the television, home video and merchandising rights to Shonen Jump's Bleach in the Americas, Europe and Oceania."
Viz is the Bleach master licensor and expects to announce television broadcast and other licensing partners "shortly." John Easum, executive vice president of Viz Media, stated, "Working together with Viz Media B.V. in Europe, we look forward to making Bleach a global success.
No specifics about the home video release are available yet.