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05 April 2011 @ 09:40 am
Kubo in Music Magazine  
Sensei makes an appearance. Pix and infos under cut. Via Annie

Sensei in a music magazine talks a bit about Bleach. No complete translations yet from what I've gathered, he mentions the 10 year plan for Bleach, says that in the past 10 years he's learned not to care what people think of his manga anymore and that he's trying to speed up his manga now versus trying to stretch it (!!!) but that it still drags in parts.

Here's he is with the author of Five, Shiori Furukawa--she drew a pic of Hitsugaya for him and he drew a Five character for her (Koujiro I'm told--I don't know Five)

Furukawa-san is really cute. She's the one who requested Rukia in Jump's swimsuit spread last year but Kubo picked Orihime because it suited the mangaka Kawashita's style. Here the bday pic she drew for Sensei last year:

Current Mood: tiredtired
♀*La Muerte Chiquita*♀la_kalaka on April 5th, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you Debbie! and thanks to Annie for provide this! :D

Oh man, sensei looks terrible in that first picture :_( (and his hair looks like mine, not good >_<) he needs to eat properly.

About his comments, kudos for him in both regards, I'm glad he keeps doing what he wants, wether if i like it or not, I prefer this honesty from him. It makes the story more real for me. And the speed vs stretch, oooh yeah! I beg for a good speed, I hope he can manage that without rushing things, I hope he can get the adequate rythm to it.

Thanks again for posting this Debbie *_*
akihito_asami on April 5th, 2011 03:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks for that debbie, always nice to have an up to date interview and hear more about his views on his work. He's the artist doing all the work so as long as he's happy with what he's doing then kudo's to him. I hope a full translation of the article is posted somewhere later on.
Bunnisteffi lay flayrah u silflay.: Wakame Taishi!bunnisteffi on April 5th, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
Chibi Rukia in another mangaka's style! :D Thanks for sharing, Debbie and Annie.

Shishou's outlines for Bleach have really stretched on, haven't they? I've only been in (and out, of late) the fandom for 4 years and it feels like a long time already.
Grenat: Yayescarboucle on April 5th, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
I thought it was funny Sensei chose to draw Kojirou, 'cause Kojirou is the closest thing to a shinigami; he's the one who is a kendo genius XD I knew for the longest time that Sensei and Furukawa-Sensei talked to each other through twitter (they must like to talk about food XD), but I wasn't sure if he was effectively reading Five - which is awesome XD

Five has a very odd art, but the characters are lovely - it's part of my ultimate shoujo favourites XD

Furukawa-sensei took a pic of herself near an human-sized Ichigo statue in Japan expo, a huge French con for anime and manga in which she participated XD

On other news, sensei looks really, really bad. He should take care of himself more. >__>
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on April 5th, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)

Ah yes, I should could her Sensei by mere virtue of her being a mangaka. Didn't mean disrespect. I forget.

Don't read much shoujo. That new shounen in Jump, Magico, reads like one but I might like it if they start fighting people. XD

If Annie hadn't told me I would've thought that Kojirou was Renji w/hair!
♀*La Muerte Chiquita*♀: badass presidentla_kalaka on April 5th, 2011 08:51 pm (UTC)
Kojirou looks like Renji and Byakuya's lovechild xDDDD (look at that Kuchiki-esque expression!) XD
Grenatescarboucle on April 5th, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC)

Kojirou in Five XD

He's usually very calm and a very good fighter XD
never give up!  ৵  never surrender!: (bleach) ichiruki fascinating.loquaciousquark on April 5th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
Wow. Dude needs a haircut and a smile.

nivek01: IchiRukinivek01 on April 5th, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this.

As other have said, Kubo doesn't look to be...well, I'll let you insert your own adjectives. Then again, from what I've heard of the life of a mangaka, I'm not totally shocked. All that art, every week...I wouldn't be able to do it.

I don't care how long he drags, as long as he's comfortable with it. Yes, the entire Arrancar super-arc took a long time, but as a whole it's a good arc (just reading it chapter by chapter, every week was the problem...). And I can't remember where, but I'm sure this isn't the first time Kubo has commented on his own pacing; if he feels he's going slow, and is able to speed it up and still like the story, then good for him.

Thanks for posting this.
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_debbiechan_: Mommy_debbiechan_ on April 5th, 2011 10:49 pm (UTC)

I thought it was just me being my Jewish Mama self when I saw the pic but I'm hearing a consensus now. Sensei doesn't look too chipper. :(
dekinai_yo on April 5th, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
I'm sure the poor man's exhausted, but to his credit, it really looks like those photos were just taken in a typical indoor office/conference room setting, with normal florescent overhead lights and no other setup to improve the lighting conditions - no one looks very good in photos taken like that!
hikarisenhikarisen on April 5th, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
BLEACH trend on twitter?
i think we should make him feel that we support his work, he sounds very...tired there :T
i dont know if its a good idea but why not make BLEACH trend in twitter for a while? you know, he seems to spend a lot of time there.
like when the ichirukis fans made ichigo&rukia trend on twitter.
i dont know, juts throwing ideas XD

bad english is bad -_-
_debbiechan_: debbiechan is my lover_debbiechan_ on April 6th, 2011 11:53 am (UTC)
Re: BLEACH trend on twitter?

Love for Sensei never hurts. <3 I'm not huge on trying to trend on Twitter--it seems so complicated (just participated in a #Gintama trend attempt that failed for various logistical reasons) but genuine honest appreciation is never a bad thing. People like to bitch. The man works hard. He's going to "story improvement" meetings. He's well aware of the crazies in fandom. He's pretty much lost his innocence through Twitter. I'm sure his fanmail has gotten weirder. He had a serious illness this winter and then Toyko gets hit with crisis and rolling blackouts. I worry about him all the time.

Damn it. We love you, Sensei. T__T
Astraea: cooking matsulady_leia_solo on April 6th, 2011 12:53 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting this Debbie!

But damn Sensei looks rough! He looks like he needs a good hug and a bowl of chicken soup.
Super Nintendo Chalmers: Rukia ch.436 © Tite Kubostrawberries_85 on April 6th, 2011 11:05 am (UTC)
Kubo looks like he needs a sammich and more rest. I hope he takes care of himself or...or...something! Just take care of yourself Kubo. D:

Rukiaaaa! So cute. :D