Had a small but infuriating convo with a friend about Kubo-sensei's work ethics. We were talking about how Kubo-sensei's fan never hesitate to say exactly what they think about the manga, both positive and negative, and it's been my understanding that sensei has never changed his story or his style based what what fans have said. I remember reading a quote, "I write Bleach for my characters". Yet this friend of mine has stated that Kubo has taken suggestions from fans in order to get more readers and become more popular. Is it just me or does that sound nothing like Kubo? Are there any tweets or blog post baking up either argument?