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i bet Ichigo's birth is connected to the Spirit King somehow.
"A. Shunsui's appeal is not to defeat Aizen. But I let the readers think that 「If he goes Bankai he might be stronger than Aizen"
that's something new!!! and why the hell did he kill Stark then...? kubo, you bastard make sense!!!
lol. Kubo said he pulled a "mindfreak" job on us with Shunsui's Ban Kai. hahahaaa!!.
Oh. No big panels too.
2) Arrancar is dragon ball, modernized. I can name more than 5 examples for you if you want me to. That is the reason behind why the concept is so popular, because it can be related to by the japanese.
3) Whoever and whenever was it mentioned that Grimmjow was dead? I'm pretty sure he just got cut'd, he's death was never mentioned in the manga.
There is no need for revival.
Guys, you can criticize as much as you like, but the fact is, japanese loved Arrancar arc, so deal with it. The first target for his manga are japanese to begin with, not us.
We're different from japanese, and we tend to over-analyse manga, like actually making absolutely wonderful theories out of nothing only in the end to be literally trolled by Kubo, I mean there's some theories that were made, if Kubo used them, the manga will be perfect, and that's exactly your problem guys : you expect way too much from Kubo. I like Bleach when I read just like that without actually trying to make sense of it. . Fights are good, drawing is good, power-levels a little bit messed up but anyway... SS arc was great in the storytelling of course, but in battles I prefered Arrancar/Fake Karukura arc anyway.
Point is : this stuff is made for Japanese, analysing it is good, but over analysing it and being pissed off because of it is with all my respect stupid. And as long as Bleach makes money, and that some characters are loved by Jap fans like Grimmjow, Hitsugaya... Then be ready to still see them kickin ass.
I recommend you some Twitter accounts related to shonenjump.
■ Tite Kubo (MANGAKA of BLEACH)
■Hisashi SASAKI（the editor of shonenjump）
■Kyosuke Usuta(MANGAKA of jaguar)
SASAKI tweet in English but others don`t, maybe you need Google translation to know what is happening to them .[/url]
Good that he doesn't care...he might actually start killing characters, so what Byakuya (fan favourite) loses to Tsukishima?
Personally I have always felt that writers should just tell their story and if people like it so be it, you shouldn't compromise quality simply for fan service, unless of course its all for the money lol
The best stories don't involve fan service, they are just told...
Last edited by cracker; November 08, 2011 at 10:36 AM.
I don't think this arc is so important to have one of main supportive charas dying, IMO it's more important in terms of introducing us to the next arc...
It sounds weird that he doesn't care, because IMO writer should care about opinions of readers, of course in the end Kubo should decide by himself.
And he did care in Arrancar arc, which was meant to be much shorter, but japanese just liked arrancars too much.
What I meant was...that detachment from readers will allow him to tell the story how it was meant to be told, with sacrifices being made...characters dying etc. Those decisions should made by the writer and not influence by how much a character is liked by the public. Though of course a character shouldn't really die if it doesn't truly serve the plot.
I mean its weird look at the FKT fight, that was shit...not one good character died in the war, there were no causalities not even after a chick got literally cut in half, that was so silly. Oh and I never meant for Byakuya to die against Tsukishima, but theres a bigger chance of him losing if Kubo doesn't factor in public opinion. If Tsukishima serves a bigger purpose he won't lose.
It's just that sometimes it's good, when an author doesn't care much about reader's opinion, but still it's obvious that in fact he has to worry at least a bit. But still manga is mostly fan servise and it's not only about Bleach, but also about Naruto, One Piece, Reborn and many other mangas. It's quite obvious, cause it's a big buiseness.
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Last edited by Darjaille; December 18, 2011 at 06:46 PM.
What a troll. I had heard that he made Ichigo's Fullbring look ugly on purpose, but seeing proof of him actually saying it is simply hilarious. Way to go, Kubo. I must admit I was one of the guys that were worried.
Very nice pictures too.