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11 December 2009 @ 04:41 pm
Kubo Tite is an EVIL GENIUS!!!  

Kubo-sensei is the cruelest person in the world!!!
why end just like that just when Shinji is about to release his sword! (chap 385) omg. that's truly evil, sensei! :((
and, of course, many more sudden cut-out like that before _ _"

not to mention all the evil things he's done that i remember so far:

- let Ulqui die the most tearful/painful death (maybe he didn't feel any pain but I did T_T)
- let Kaien-dono die such a death unintentionally by Rukia's hands
- let Kaien-dono's body slayed AGAIN by Rukia's hands
(can't just leave him alone after dying ONCE! T_T poor Kaien!)
(I really couldn't help but cry watching that episode T_T)

- let Ashido living a miserable life in Hueco Mundo
(if memory serves, Ashido doesn't appear in the storyline manga, he only appeared in the anime.
And i gotta say i fell for him right the moment he rescue Rukia from the Hollow in Hueco Mundo.
and for god's sake, i can't stand his handsomeness after he take off his mask XD
poor handsome/cool/nice/awesome/gorgeous Ashido, he gotta live forever underground in Hueo Mundo TT__TT
poor Ashido, Rukia sword she WILL come back for him but she never did Y_Y at least that's what i remember)

(- and more more evilness if I remember T_T)

For all the evil things he's done so far, and for stealing fans' hearts that's what make Kubo an evil genius!

that's why I WORSHIP HIM for creating such a brilliant/awesome/perfect/bestest manga ever!
the cosplayin' cat ladymochavalentino on December 11th, 2009 09:50 am (UTC)
- let Kaien-dono die such a death unintentionally by Rukia's hands
- let Kaien-dono's body slayed AGAIN by Rukia's hands

I actually thought that was really cliche =/

It really does serve for extreme drama and angst, but I wouldn't call it genius.

/my $.02
♛ KKdaGreen: ShinjiFightingkk2k5 on December 11th, 2009 10:12 am (UTC)
well, yeah, very angsty indeed.
i hate it and yet love it XD what a story!
_debbiechan_: Kubo is my boyfriend 2_debbiechan_ on December 11th, 2009 03:19 pm (UTC)

Artists who work with cliche or standard formulas (like the shounen genre) can still be genuises. Of course genius is a totally subjective little praise word but I defended my boyfriend's use of cliches, tropes, formulas in this post here.

The point of being a good author is not to be different for the sake of being different. Eugene Delacroix, the French Romantic painter, said, “What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.” Originality in the case of a little mangaka writing a story about ghosts and boys who fight said ghosts with swords doesn’t come in the structure of the story so much as it does in his immediately recognizable art style, his unrelenting insistence on making even minor characters more important than the plot, and the tragic hue assigned to even comic relief characters like Pesh and Don. Things are not always what they seem at first glance in Kubo’s world. Nice men take off their glasses and reveal themselves to be megalomaniac villains; monsters with holes in their chests grow hearts there, and oh yeah, almost everyone and his uncle seems to lose a hand or an arm--someone here on bleachness observed that this is maybe because as an artist, Kubo fears losing his own and takes it out on his characters. True or not, that sort of interpretation tickles me because the assumption of genius is already there....

Edited at 2009-12-11 03:23 pm (UTC)
littlemeantiger on December 11th, 2009 10:04 am (UTC)
I guess that's why I fall for sadistic storytellers like Rumiko Takahashi and Kentaro Miura with a inevitable nosedive.

Sometimes though, the cruelty that they produce is a little too much to bear.

*still remembers Godai's first date with Kyoko in bitterness

Still, stopping the chapter right when Shinji was gonna release his sword...

♛ KKdaGreen: Starrkkk2k5 on December 11th, 2009 10:15 am (UTC)
Sometimes though, the cruelty that they produce is a little too much to bear.
yeah. it is. :(
RAGE!!!!!! >>>>LOLLLLLL. yesh. rage all the time. i'm quite used to this bcuz of Bleach both manga and anime LOLLLLLLLLL
pony_rocks: pic#84544780pony_rocks on December 11th, 2009 01:58 pm (UTC)
Ah, the cruelty of Maison Ikkoku... forever in my heart.
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on December 11th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)

I'm going to allow this post but it's a sort of general one. "Kubo Tite rocks" leaves so much room to be defended or attacked and we're more likely to get into debate about what cliches are, what genius is, and the fact that Ashido while a character invented by Kubo is still not a manga character than we are going to get into any real discourse about Kubo's true talents.

But who knows. If no one has anything else to talk about today, this could go somewhere.

To narrow the question somewhat--how does the angst Kubo adds to his story (and shounen is a feel-good genre where heroes and good guys win and rarely do good guys die) serve to enslave his readers? What about those of us who say I WILL NEVER READ BLEACH AGAIN if so-and-so DIES or if so-and-so NEVER get together as a romantic pair?

(I realize I'm talking like a lit teacher again, but I can't help it)

Edited at 2009-12-11 03:26 pm (UTC)
SilvaNoir: trenchcoatxilvrin on December 11th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
How about cutting off a million arms and hands? The first time... dramatic. After it happens to the millionth character... C'MON. It's like a requirement now. Women get stabbed in the stomach, men get their arms cut off.
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