Tite Kubo confirmed on his Twitter account that a new chapter of Bleach will not be running in the next issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump, which goes on sale in Japan on January 19, 2015.
This news comes after Kubo reported in a series of tweets that began on January 6, 2015, that he was not feeling well and visited a hospital. During those tweets, he mentioned that he had only drawn half of the new chapter’s manuscript. On January 13, 2015, Kubo reported that he left the hospital after eight days and was heading to his studio.
Kubo began the current story arc, which is supposed to be the final one of the series, in 2012. He has been drawing Bleach in Weekly Shonen Jump since 2001. VIZ Media publishes the manga in English.