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23 August 2010 @ 08:35 am
Kubo doesn't do it for the moneys, he says  

Kubo-sensei is harping on this fact lately--that he writes for his characters and not for popular opinion. Screencap gratis Annie and translation thanks to Nacchan from a recent Jump Bang television program. Sensei said: “Selling something that I myself didn’t enjoy is a sin

The cap and infos are here at the IchiRuki FC at BA The post includes Nacchan's opinions of course--and the one worth noting beyond any ship agenda is "I wish that some people would stop accusing him that he did everything because he was under pressure for pleasing the majority fans or just because of the money when the outcomes of his work didn’t favor them." I share that sentiment too. Fanservice is one thing--I personally believe Sensei draws big titties because he himself enjoys big titties and enjoys pleasing people who like to see them XD but that's another issue. I don't doubt he's 100% committed to his lifeswork. /Kubofangirling
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 Lady Camille Catherine Cecily Lloyd-George X: facepalmskilly_n_duff on August 23rd, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
Fan-service is just that--> SERVICE. He doesn't get anything in return. He certainly doesn't get anything from the whiners glued to their computer screens
catseye2001catseye2001 on August 23rd, 2010 02:14 pm (UTC)
"I personally believe Sensei draws big titties because he himself enjoys big titties and enjoys pleasing people who like to see them XD but that's another issue."

I think that a lot of people get confused by things like this. There's a difference between writing things that you know people like to see or read because it interests you as well, and writing things differently than you would for yourself, just to please people you're selling to.
Most people who write published works are writing things that they think other people will like. That's part of why they decided to have the works published--to share them with others who will enjoy them as well. That doesn't mean that they will ONLY write what they think other people will write. I think this is especially true of established authors like Kubo--they know they can write the stories they really want to tell because they've seen that people do indeed like it.
I think it's pretty obvious from the various arguments about things that happen in Bleach that Kubo isn't pleasing everyone with what he writes. To pretend that he's even trying to do so is an act of incredible and misplaced ego on the part of his fans/readers. There may be people who like to think that they have an effect on an author's writings, and there may be others who fear the same thing, but that doesn't make it true.
Ah, just my thoughts, and this after I've been up for way too long. Off to bed now...
_debbiechan_: Kubo is my boyfriend 2_debbiechan_ on August 23rd, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC)

Honestly. XD. I'm praying in my little heart right now Gin pleeeeeease be alive but I'd be crazy to think that my prayers reached Sensei (well, I AM a little crazy. XD) I prefer to rationalize reasons why Sensei may keep Gin alive but unfortunately I end up coming short in that department--I do cling to a few valid reasons, though. XD

What makes me roll my eyes are the constant cries of "asspull, asspull, asspull!" when I look at events most of fandom has predicted from years previous--such as Ulquiorra's touching death scene. Seriously, I don't know how many people were predicting that Ulquiorra was going to have a redeeming farewell and that it was going to involve Orihime somehow, and yet so many fans were like "hey, wait, that came totally out of left field!" And also with Gin--it didn't take a rocket scientist to predict an angsty end with Rangiku and yet so many are complaining that Gin's wonderful villainy has been forever spoiled merely because Gin had a romantic revenge motive among all his many other mysterious ways.

Titties! Hitsugaya still alive! It's all because Sensei wants it so folks! XD
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Slipstremeslipstreme on August 23rd, 2010 04:16 pm (UTC)
I completely agree with this motivation.

Everything I have read in the manga shows that he is writing what he loves. I don't really understand all the accusations against him and flamewars but I guess I am new enough to the fandom to have not been there for them (I guess in that respect I am lucky).

I know you have probably already heard this a thousand times over, but I seriously love the fact you share Kubo's words with us.
_debbiechan_: meow_debbiechan_ on August 23rd, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)

Eh, it's not really a matter of being new to fandom or not--some people just look in all the Bleach forums high and low--some places not as well moderated as BA can get pretty crazy sometimes. There are some dark corners I never venture but I hear tell. XD I have lots of fandom friends so I get the scoop from everywhere--most of the fun stuff you see here is thanks my friends who read Japanese and keep abreast of fandom abroad.

But I figure whatever happens in Bleach will always get a cry of "he did it to please the (fill in the blank Ulquiorra/Hitsugaya/IchiRuki) fans" somewhere sometime somehow, no matter what the man says about his own intent.
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Ana: I <3 Bewbiesnomoreprinces on August 23rd, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
That is all.
_debbiechan_: Hime Tops Everyone!_debbiechan_ on August 23rd, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)

I'm fond of them myself! *___*
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oh gallant piglet,: Rukia is NOT SEXY? LOL RIGHTaizome on August 23rd, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
How many times does he have to say this before people stop accusing him of it?
_debbiechan_: Kubo autograph_debbiechan_ on August 23rd, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)

"Please draw Rukia in an angel outfit like you did Orihime for the Valentine spread" say the fans. One fan makes a special demand that Rukia be drawn with angel wings.

Kubo says in public that Rukia would not choose an angel outfit for herself. The next time we see her in costume she is in a devil costume. HaHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

People tweet Kubo saying that they want this or that, please give Orihime a big role in the movie, please we want Orihime pantsu like the ones you said would be a good idea for Ichigo and Rukia, please please please please. Kubo says he doesn't like being told what to write. We hear you now, Sensei. It doesn't stop us from our fannish hopes, but maybe people can stop bugging him in a demanding way XD (I still find it interesting that he faved a tweet from someone saying her birthday wish was for Ulquiorra to return ... ah, such a capricious tweeter our Sensei ... he's stopped faving tweets now though so we can't interpret his intents through them anymore, alas!)
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manonlechat: rangiku: i put a spell on youmanonlechat on August 23rd, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
Meh, I never take authors or artists at their word (I've known too many of the latter who claim they're "not in it for the money" when, in fact, they are totally in it for the money). But there's no evidence to suggest Kubo behaves other than the way he says, he seems pretty passionate about his opinion, and--in the long run--it doesn't bother me much either way.

If Gin survives or if Ulquiorra get resurrected because Kubo wants it or because Japanese fandom wants it, it's still Gin surviving and Ulquiorra resurrecting. :D
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(Anonymous) on August 23rd, 2010 08:59 pm (UTC)
...well, some blatantly fanservice can't be denied but I don't think he changes Bleach's content ONLY to gain more money.

But of course he works for the money, these fine design funitures don't pay themselve ;P
_debbiechan_: Kubo is my boyfriend 2_debbiechan_ on August 23rd, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)

touche. A man's got to earn his daily bread and Starbucks of course! But his heart is in it. We get it, Sensei. <3
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oh gallant piglet,: ALLONaizome on August 24th, 2010 04:08 am (UTC)
+1 to all of this. Especially 3.

Having a full-time job as an artist is very, VERY rare. Loads of people are schooled in it, but to make it your lifetime career takes a whole lot more than just schooling and talent. It takes a large amount of self-sacrifice. (Says the guy with a BFA who is now happily a gardener. lol) There is a huge difference between being a featured artist on DA and a worldwide known manga-ka.
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marheavenangel: Acemarheavenangel on August 24th, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC)
lol thanks for posting this.
I agree, I think Kubo shouldn't pander and DOESN'T PANDER
GOOD STORIES are good for a reason...most of it is because good storytelling...(and good characters, plot, and blah blah blah)...but another good thing, is when the authors do what they feel is right and ignore what the fans whine.....er, I mean want.

I mean the stories that usually suck is when the author is constantly a fanpandering nutjob, who has no creative path or design whatsoever because...IT'S WHAT THE FANS WANTED
boring. (also boring characters and storytelling make a story suck too)

Kubo is awesome. and tells the story HIS way because it's HIS STORY...not the fans ;)