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Tite Kubo

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Tite Kubo
Born (1977-06-26) June 26, 1977 (age 47)
Fuchū, Japan
Occupation(s)Manga artist, character designer
Known forBleach

Noriaki Kubo (久保 宣章, Kubo Noriaki, born June 26, 1977), better known as Tite Kubo, is a Japanese manga artist and character designer. He is best known for creating the manga series Bleach. He has also created the series Zombiepowder. and Burn the Witch.

He first started writing for Weekly Shōnen Jump in 1996. His first manga was Zombiepowder, which he released through Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999.[1]

His most popular manga Bleach was released in 2001. It would go on to have 698 chapters and ran in serialization from 2001 until 2016. It is one of the best-selling manga in history.[2] It won a Shogakukan Manga Award in 2004.[3] It also had a very popular anime adaption which had 366 episodes and ran from 2004 until March 7, 2012.[4]

During the 2012 Jump Festa convention, Kubo announced that he had gotten married.[5]


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  1. "Creator Tite Kubo surprised by 'Bleach' success". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on April 23, 2009. Retrieved September 28, 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. "Bleach 千年血戦篇:キービジュアルに護廷十三隊の隊長陣、星十字騎士団集結 PVでユーハバッハのせりふも". Mantan Web (in Japanese). Retrieved September 28, 2023.
  3. "小学館漫画賞: 歴代受賞者". Shogakukan (in Japanese). Archived from the original on August 5, 2015. Retrieved September 28, 2023.
  4. "Bleach TV Anime Ending on March 27". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 28, 2023.
  5. "Bleach Manga/Anime Creator Tite Kubo Gets Married". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 28, 2023.

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