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28 June 2010 @ 07:34 am
Please Do NOT tweet Sensei about chapters before chapters sell in Japan  

This past week many Western fans have been tweeting Kubo-sensei about the recent spread that accompanied Bleach chapter 409 or about the chapter itself OR including photo manips of the chapter spread in their Twitter icons when congratulating Sensei on this birthday (this past June 26). REMINDER: WE GET THE BLEACH CHAPTERS ON MANGASTREAM ILLEGALLY ONE FULL WEEK BEFORE THE CHAPTER OFFICIALLY GOES ON SALE IN JAPAN. PLEASE SHOW SOME CONSIDERATION FOR KUBO-SENSEI'S JAPANESE FANS WHO MAY SEARCH @tite_kubo ON TWITTER AND END UP BEING SPOILED BY READING THESE TWEETS.

Today Sensei made a comment about the tweets being in bad manners in response to someone telling him that the cover spread was seen earlier by overseas fans:

それはマナーが悪いね。その海外ファンがこのツイート読んでくれるといいんだが。 RT @HitterNumber8: @tite_kubo 先生。数日前に、今日発売のWJのBLEACHに出て来るキャラをID画像にし、それについて呟いている海外ファンの方を見ました。 about 9 hours ago via Echofon

translation by nacchan:

HitterNumber8 : sensei, a few days ago I've seen some foreign fans using avatar and talking about a new character that just appeared on WSJ that sold today
tite_kubo : that's such a poor manner. I hope those foreign fans read this tweet.

Sensei was also very quick to forgive an American fan who apologized for mentioning the manga chapter. He said in English "Ok, forgive you." LOL.

ETA: also, another tweet from Sensei following the one above:

違法ダウンロードで漫画を読むのは勿論まずいんだけど、それ以上にまずいのは同じファンを思いやる気持ちを 失くすことだ。他の海外ファンも下の子みたいな気持ちを持ってくれれば嬉しい。

reading and downloading manga illegally is of course a bad thing, but what's worse is when you're not considering another fans feeling by robbing their excitement, I would be happy if the overseas readers has the same feelings like those younger children.

eta2: translation of tweets by [info]mezzo_marinaio :
@HitterNumber8: "Sensei. In the last few days, some foreign fans had pictures of the characters that came out in the Bleach chapter that went on sale today as their ID, and I've also seen them murmuring about it."

@tite_kubo: "Those were bad manners, weren't they. I think it would be nice if those foreign fans read your tweet."

Second one:
@tite_kubo: "Reading the manga through illegal downloads is bad, of course, but even beyond that - the worst thing is the fact that they lose their considerate feelings towards their fellow fans. It would be nice if even other fans overseas carried feelings similar to those of younger children."

SilvaNoir: Orihimexilvrin on June 28th, 2010 01:15 pm (UTC)
It's an especially bad idea for anyone to broadcast that they're reading chapters online illegally since publishers (Viz, Tokyopop, and Shueisha) are now actively going after the scanlation sites. A few have already removed all the big jump titles like Bleach.
gypsygrrl420gypsygrrl420 on June 28th, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
Like Mangafox. *scowls* I know the Mangastream posts earlier than Mangafox, but I preferred reading the chapters there (Waiting till the end of the week is like a reward for myself).
(no subject) - kashinosei on June 28th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
kawaiisdreal1: STFUkawaiisdreal1 on June 28th, 2010 01:38 pm (UTC)
Wasn't all the drama last time enough? I mean, how dense can you be?
nahlackasexical on June 28th, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC)
I can't believe this is still happening...after all the fuss before *facepalm*

Is anyone able to translate what he said in this tweet? I think it concerns the overseas fans as well?

tite_kubo 違法ダウンロードで漫画を読むのは勿論まずいんだけど、それ以上にまずいのは同じファンを思いやる気持ちを失くすことだ。他の海外ファンも下の子みたいな気持ちを持ってくれれば嬉しい。
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on June 28th, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)

just added.

reading and downloading manga illegally is of course a bad thing, but what's worse is when you're not considering another fans feeling by robbing their excitement, I would be happy if the overseas readers has the same feelings like those younger children.
Sorry, can you put the music louder?: Eijistellarabyss on June 28th, 2010 02:14 pm (UTC)
You think with all the drama that went down not to long ago people would know better by now.
SUPERMULLET™: Hiruma: shinigamithanatoast on June 28th, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
Woah, I didn't know we got it a week earlier than Japan even! The more you know~ Luckily I keep my spazzing to AIM and my personal journal. Spoilers forced on people just aren't cool.
Super Nintendo Chalmersstrawberries_85 on June 28th, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
People still don't get it...far out.
Brad C: hypnos - nemurudeathlike on June 28th, 2010 02:46 pm (UTC)
And here we go again... It never gets old does it?
♀*La Muerte Chiquita*♀la_kalaka on June 28th, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
Waoh! that man is pretty nice to despite knowing we see the chapter illegally he is able to forgive someone who apologize O_O, really.

Well, I hope people can understand finally.
enisy: Bleach:: Orihime (Everybody Else's Girl)enisy on June 28th, 2010 03:04 pm (UTC)
Foreign fans aren't very likely to read a preventive tweet written in Japanese, though. :\
_debbiechan_: HERO ISHIDA!_debbiechan_ on June 28th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)

*throws cape over shoulder*

That's why I'm here, ma'am! XD Spreading the word on BA Twitter thread too. I saw Annie and Nacchan spreading info on IR FC.
Avavisforvanilla on June 28th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
I wanted to tweet to Kubo about how ridiculously hot Tensa Zangetsu is, but I stoped myself when I remembered what happen last time. >> I am going to tweet to him about it tomorrow.
Silvianightshade_ave on June 28th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
Is the chapter officially out in Japan tomorrow?
(no subject) - _debbiechan_ on June 28th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - visforvanilla on June 28th, 2010 10:05 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Danielwdboldstar on June 28th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
Kubo's so chill about stuff and it's so awesome. I just wish the overseas fandom could respect that and stop being such spazzes.

While I'm at it, I'd also like to wish for a pony and a resurrected Ulquiorra.
pogo: Rukia <3pogo2468 on June 28th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
Aww, Kubo-sensei is so cool. It was nice to see someone apologize about their spoiler tweet and he seemed very understanding.

I really hope people stop doing this and if they haven't learned from before, they'll learn now.
RoyalAces21royalaces21 on June 28th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
Eh, some fans are really...incredible.

Anyway, I think it was mighty cool of Kubo to forgive that American fan and I somehow find it adorable too that he said, "Ok, I forgive you."

カゼ: Fuck youkamikaze43v3r on June 28th, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
Seriously? I thought this was over. Apparently the stupid is still hanging around. It'd be better if Kubo tweeted the reply in english, so that those retards could read it and hear from the man himself, the damage they're doing :/
peca_06peca_06 on June 28th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
Now, we are all getting screwed by this (overseas and in the west). I wish those people will get a flipping CLUE and stop that sort of non-sense or there won't be any favorite mangas to enjoy anymore, early or otherwise >:(( . Kubo is so kind though XD
_debbiechan_: Fangirls attacking_debbiechan_ on June 28th, 2010 04:11 pm (UTC)

I wish people would get a clue about Sensei's kindness and genuine concern about his fans. He really does care for his fans and really doesn't want them to be spoiled. This is why I'm always bothered when people make the currently popular ("sour grapes")assumption that Sensei is annoyed with fans tweeting him/writing him in general about his manga--the same man who takes photos of his fan mail and says that he is moved to tears by his fanmail. There are fans who say that Sensei has mocked his own fans in interviews or laughed at them and who have interpreted his words in such astonishing ways. Fans who don't get the attention they want from Sensei have been known to say the most horrible things about him. =_=
Kubo Tite is a nice person and has always shown that he cares about his fans. There is no evidence to the contrary.