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It might be interesting to say what you think of it, but it kind of disrupted the chapter prediction thread, so here we are.
Currently, is it plausible that Kubo takes the reactions of fans too much into his heart? His fragile health is nothing new, but a sudden illness after hundreds (thousands?) of enraged fans flood his twitter and I'm only guessing telephones of WSJ or something like that? I remember him saying (in an interview) that he wouldn't listen to fans anymore and would do only what he wants, but.. well hopefully not. I can imagine him being a little down after he makes this awesome (and yep, that's what I think, and many people agree, I think) arc and Bleach stays in the bottom (...well I do not understand that at all, but whatever...) of the rankings.
Last edited by Darjaille; August 01, 2012 at 06:05 AM.
Last edited by Darjaille; July 31, 2012 at 10:54 AM.
Why Kubo, Kubo why?
Seriously though, I hope Kubo is fine. The latest chapter makes me worry about his health considering the rabid fans all authors have and the pressure he is most likely under due to the low rankings Bleach has been getting recently.
I'm sure he will bounce back soon with an even more epic chapter. 503 should be a good color page comeback with a healthy dosage of Quincy pwnage and Shinigami counter attacks.
Last edited by crimsonlink310; July 31, 2012 at 08:03 AM.
NOOOOOOOOO i need my bleach fix!!! damn those fanbitches and there hounding ways, Kubo you best of been on a weeks piss up and just out right couldnt be bothered to do bleach this week, i don't wanna hear that you missed it due to Fan disapproval of your scripting.... ITS YOUR MANGA YOU DO WHAT YOU LIKE WITH IT
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to protest byakuyas death, the fangirls/ fanboys filled kubo tite's house and office with cherry blossoms. due to overdose, tite got alergetic and had severe asthma trauma like ukitake.
Come on now, BLEACH has been on fire lately, I need to see more Shinigami slaying! Seriously though, I hope Kubo is alright.
Kubo is obviously haunted by the ghost of byakuya's wife. Her anger has driven him insane!!
Bummer there is no chapter this week. Its the only thing i look forward to mid week :/. Naruto currently sucks in comparison.
I thought with the change in pace and the story flowing better like in ss that reviews would go up. Is bleach still doing poorly in rankings?! Wtf
Are you sure that the guys right and it isn't a prank?
Has it been confirmed by a 2nd and 3rd person?
I did say that Kubo was in for a rude awakening after what he did to Byakuya. Sometimes its best to not show your balls to the fangirls, because they will clip them and squash them.
If it is true about the ratings, then its not really a huge shock. This whole thing just makes it less likely that Hitsugaya is going to even be injured. The amount of fangirls (who are boys) he has... Is ridiculous.
Hope things get back to the way they are. I do hate that the Mangaka does not get the full freedom to write whatever the hell he wants without being bombarded by fans. I like Odas style better, less fan service (from what i have seen) and more of his own ideas without GAF about how people want his story to go.
Japanese don't like quality, they like the same formula over and over again like they have for the past 30 years. That's why generic schoolgirl anime of the week sell more than quality works like Berserk or Vagabond. Bleach could become a literary masterpiece and it still wouldn't rank well without Hitsugaya taking the spotlight all the time.
The rankings don't matter considering the sales of Bleach. The sales of the Volume 55 prove it.
It has enter the HxH category : Poor Rankings, Crazy sales.
Hope Kubo gets well soon. Next chapter the 15th August.
Last edited by Schabrak; July 31, 2012 at 02:28 PM.
as expected of Bleach. whenever things get interesting, they pull this s**t. so glad, i have other titles to read like "One Piece" and "Silver Spoon".
p.s., this is what Kubo meant by keeping the manga going for ten years, by stalling chapter releases like this.