Tite Kubo


Born
in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
June 26, 1977

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久保 帯人, also transliterated Taitou Kubo, Taito Kubo, or Jiu bao dai ren.

The son of a town council member in Fuchu, Aki District, Hiroshima. He never took drawing seriously until he was 17; after reading Dragon Ball he knew he wanted to be a manga artist. At the age of 18 he submitted his first concept for the series Zombiepowder but it got rejected. Zombiepowder was rejected multiple times until Kubo was 22, when it finally was accepted by Shonen Jump. It did not last long; it was cancelled after four volumes in late 2000.

His next series, Bleach, about a high school student who becomes a shinigami and fights hollows, was not such a failure. Bleach began regular publication in 2001. It has been running in Weekly Shonen Jump ever since.
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Bleach, Volume 01

4.23 avg rating — 146,205 ratings — published 2002 — 38 editions
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Bleach, Volume 15

4.42 avg rating — 21,211 ratings — published 2001 — 24 editions
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Bleach, Volume 02

4.29 avg rating — 15,115 ratings — published 2002 — 28 editions
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Bleach, Volume 03

4.32 avg rating — 13,632 ratings — published 2002 — 29 editions
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Bleach, Volume 04

4.29 avg rating — 12,187 ratings — published 2002 — 28 editions
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Bleach, Volume 14

4.39 avg rating — 10,854 ratings — published 2004 — 24 editions
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Bleach, Volume 07

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Bleach, Volume 06

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Bleach, Volume 12

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Bleach, Volume 11

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“If I were the rain. . . that binds together the Earth and the sky, whom in all eternity will never mingle. . . Would I be able to bind two hearts together?”
Tite Kubo, Bleach, Volume 01

“If I were rain,
That joins sky and earth that otherwise never touch,
Could I join two hearts as well?”
Tite Kubo, Bleach, Volume 01

“When you're dodging, you're "afraid of getting hit." When you're attacking, you're "afraid of hitting me." When you're protecting someone, you're "afraid of them dying."

It's pathetic! You can't give into fear in a fight!

When you're dodging, think "I won't let you hit me!" When you're protecting someone, think "I won't let you die!" When you're attacking, think "I will cut you!"
--Urahara Kisuke”
Tite Kubo, Bleach, Volume 11



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