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About Kubo Tite
The brilliant mind behind all the twists and turns of Bleach is none other than, Tite Kubo. Tite Kubo, also referred to as Kubotite (Kubo Taito), is actually only a pen name for Noriaki Kubo. Born in June 26, 1977 he first began drawing manga in High School and became a member of the Anime Club. During his time he spent at high school, Kubo wrote his first manga, Zombie Powder. Unfortunately only 4 volumes of Zombie Powder were ever released and it was discontinued due to lack of interest. If you read it today you can see some definite links between Zombie Powder to the eventual evolution to what has become a very different story, Bleach.
Later on, Kubo started a new manga, entitled "Bleach" our beloved manga about Shinigami and Hollows. When Kubo first presented Bleach to Weekly Shonen Jump it was rejected due to it being similar to Yu Yu Hakusho a very popular a still very popular manga. Bleach was shown to a group of independent readers, and it was accepted enthusiastically, but Kubo was still disheartened by the initial rejection by Weekly Shonen Jump. However, the amazing Akira Toriyama legendary because of the Dragonball Series' sent Kubo a letter of reassurance and inspiration.
This letter gave Kubo the inspiration and motivation required to try again, eventually his work paid off and Weekly Shonen Jump serialized his manga. It is now well over 150 chapters in length with no sign of slowing, and a very popular Anime Series being shown in prime time on Japanese Television, on TV Tokyo. Kubo is young for his work, only 25 at the writing of this article. The brilliant mind keeps us guessing all the way through the series with twists and shocks that no one expects. He leaves us wanting more every week. He makes us stay up into the early hours in the morning to download our bleach fix,. He empties our bank accounts buying his brilliant work. Kubo, we all love you~!