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tonyyao82
February 10, 2012, 02:28 PM
Is it just me or does Kubo write some pretty good verses in the volumes? It's amazing to see how much effort he puts into writing them, though it makes me wonder if most of the tankobon readers pay attention to his poems.

I wrote about his poetic habits at: http://www.mangatherapy.com/post/17374107842/poetry-of-bleach-manga

How many of you have been moved by Kubo's poetry? Some of the poems have hit a nerve in me (most recently, Volume 53's poem). I can't wait to see what he comes up with regarding the potential new characters and characters that haven't received the cover treatment yet. :^_^

The Newbie.
February 10, 2012, 03:14 PM
Is it just me or does Kubo write some pretty good verses in the volumes? It's amazing to see how much effort he puts into writing them, though it makes me wonder if most of the tankobon readers pay attention to his poems.

I wrote about his poetic habits at: http://www.mangatherapy.com/post/17374107842/poetry-of-bleach-manga

How many of you have been moved by Kubo's poetry? Some of the poems have hit a nerve in me (most recently, Volume 53's poem). I can't wait to see what he comes up with regarding the potential new characters and characters that haven't received the cover treatment yet. :^_^

It's not about the verses themselves though, just how they are related to the character. Some characters with a "fuck it" attitude like Grimmjow also have a "fuck it" tone for their poems like "Kill them, kill them all!". He is all about the characters, he'd rather have a solid character than a solid plot.

tonyyao82
February 10, 2012, 03:28 PM
It's not about the verses themselves though, just how they are related to the character. Some characters with a "fuck it" attitude like Grimmjow also have a "fuck it" tone for their poems like "Kill them, kill them all!". He is all about the characters, he'd rather have a solid character than a solid plot.

Yeah, I do wonder if BLEACH is about a crazy number of poets living in a world where things are messed up in their eyes.

Exodi
February 10, 2012, 05:43 PM
I've always liked that about Bleach: the poems in each volume.

Bleach is educational, too, lol. I've learned several Spanish words and the word "halcyon" specifically because of Bleach.

Let's not forget the poetic qualities of kidou incantations. Hearing those have got to be some of my favorite Bleach moments.

crimsonlink310
February 10, 2012, 05:53 PM
I always loved the poems but I never paid attention to them all that much. I did like a lot of them and Volume 25 has my favorite one.

HaiSuShi
February 11, 2012, 08:16 AM
The poems are are a good way of describing the characters more in depth,
because it shows their views and ideas.(e.g. Yukio's new poem)
It was always someting special for me, because it's an unique feature for a manga.

The poems I like the most are Zangetsu's(Volume 8):

If it rusts, it can never be trusted
If its owner fails to control it, it will cut him
Yes, pride is
Like a blade

and Chad's(Volume 5):

If I don't wield the sword,
I can't protect you.

If I keep wielding the sword,
I can't embrace you.

and of course Shirosakis poem, too.

tonyyao82
February 11, 2012, 02:39 PM
I've always liked that about Bleach: the poems in each volume.

Bleach is educational, too, lol. I've learned several Spanish words and the word "halcyon" specifically because of Bleach.

Let's not forget the poetic qualities of kidou incantations. Hearing those have got to be some of my favorite Bleach moments.

I started saying "Que suerte!" from BLEACH. XD Darn Yammy!


I always loved the poems but I never paid attention to them all that much. I did like a lot of them and Volume 25 has my favorite one.

Volume 25 is probably one of the best poems Kubo has ever written so far. It's really hard to top that one.


The poems are are a good way of describing the characters more in depth,
because it shows their views and ideas.(e.g. Yukio's new poem)
It was always someting special for me, because it's an unique feature for a manga.

The poems I like the most are Zangetsu's(Volume 8):

If it rusts, it can never be trusted
If its owner fails to control it, it will cut him
Yes, pride is
Like a blade

and Chad's(Volume 5):

If I don't wield the sword,
I can't protect you.

If I keep wielding the sword,
I can't embrace you.

and of course Shirosakis poem, too.

Yeah, poems in manga are a rarity. Though it shows how much Kubo loves his characters. Also, WE NEED SHIROSAKI TO COME BACK IN THE FINAL ARC!

Darjaille
February 18, 2012, 05:16 AM
I LOVE the poems in Bleach. They describe the characters perfectly, often more like "explain" them as it really helps to understand the characters. Kubo is definitely excellent poet.

My favorite is 25, hands down, but other than that, I can't name any, as I love every single one.

tonyyao82
February 18, 2012, 12:11 PM
Wow, everybody loves Volume 25's poem. I do think Kubo's poems describe the characters perfectly.

25 really stands out given the significance of the character and how he's so related to Ichigo himself. Well, there are also a few that stand out pretty well: like Ginjou's poem in Volume 50. :D

Enn
February 19, 2012, 08:14 AM
I like the one he did about Gin. I can't recall the actual poetry, but I remember that I found it quite beautiful.

tonyyao82
February 20, 2012, 12:05 AM
I like the one he did about Gin. I can't recall the actual poetry, but I remember that I found it quite beautiful.

There were two poems he had: Volume 20 and Volume 48.

Volume 20 was about love and I think Volume 48 was about his snake-like nature.

Zeltrax
February 24, 2012, 04:46 AM
We all
die as we are born.
We always find the end
before the beginning.
If to live
means to continually search for wisdom,
we'll find the end waiting after our last lesson.
To finally see the subtlety of the end
and understand it completely
is what it means to die.
We cannot help ourselves from growing wiser.
Those who are helpless to their search for knowledge
are those who cannot transcend death.

you guys were talking about 25 and I simply had to google it.
I like it, really but not as much as chad's one .



If I don't wield the sword,
I can't protect you.

If I keep wielding the sword,
I can't embrace you.
It doesn't really relate to chad but its one of my favorite, I really like this :D
I don't particularly love kubo poems and so but I think its rather interesting for him to do it.

tonyyao82
February 25, 2012, 10:50 AM
you guys were talking about 25 and I simply had to google it.
I like it, really but not as much as chad's one .



It doesn't really relate to chad but its one of my favorite, I really like this :D
I don't particularly love kubo poems and so but I think its rather interesting for him to do it.

Chad's poem is simple to the point. Yeah, Kubo seems more inspired and focused on his poems than his story sometimes.

thornofcarrion
March 02, 2012, 01:17 PM
By poetry you meant he incantations, right? Yep, I always read them many times. Some of them are really good and meaningful. Its not just the words, which makes his poetry enjoyable, its the whole setting, the character, etc.

tonyyao82
March 02, 2012, 01:34 PM
By poetry you meant he incantations, right? Yep, I always read them many times. Some of them are really good and meaningful. Its not just the words, which makes his poetry enjoyable, its the whole setting, the character, etc.

If you understand the character, the poetry becomes super-awesome if you ask me. I think Kubo wants us to appreciate the settings around us a bit more.

Darjaille
March 02, 2012, 02:32 PM
By poetry you meant he incantations, right? Yep, I always read them many times. Some of them are really good and meaningful. Its not just the words, which makes his poetry enjoyable, its the whole setting, the character, etc.

Well we actually mean volume character poems, but yes incantations hell yes as well. :XD