Bleach has been round for many years now, and at this level, we all know how most of its romances play out. Creator Tite Kubo completed the collection way back, and the manga made certain to verify {couples} in its epilogue. It was there followers discovered who Ichigo Kurosaki fell in love with, and naturally, the choice prompted debate inside the fandom. And now, Kubo is lastly commenting on the entire ordeal.

The state of affairs got here to mild lately when Kubo’s weblog posted a brand new batch of fan-submitted questions, and one in all them needed to do with Bleach ships. Query 424 drew consideration because it requested the creator what he thought concerning the anime’s portrayal of Ichigo and Rukia. In any case, the fandom has questioned whether or not the anime tried to advertise Ichigo x Rukia for years now. However with regards to Kubo, he has no recollection of such a factor taking place.

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“As for whether or not or not the anime tried to make Ichigo and Rukia get alongside higher, I do not recollect it,” he wrote. So there you’ve it from the person himself.

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In fact, the creator’s remark has stirred up debate, and that’s no shock. Fandoms take few issues extra critically than romances and ships, in spite of everything. For years, the collection bounced between Ichigo x Rukia in addition to Ichigo x Orihime. And in the long run, the latter ship turned canon below Kubo’s watch.


The creator would not recall the anime ever pushing an Ichigo x Rukia agenda, so followers can preserve that truth in thoughts when Bleach’s subsequent ship conflict involves mild. The collection has cemented its heroes’ love lives for essentially the most half, however Kubo is way from executed with Bleach. It wasn’t way back the manga was revived with a particular chapter that teased the arrival of an all-new arc. So if you wish to sustain with all of Kubo’s {couples}, you will discover them within the pages of Bleach.

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