Bleach has returned to TV screens in the form of The Thousand-Year Blood War, which covers the final story arc of the Bleach manga. Bleach‘s creator, Tite Kubo, gives an idea in an interview that he is working on a manga.
Tite Kubo, a famous Japanese manga artist, is best known for his manga series Bleach, which had sold over 120 million copies as of 2018.
After concluding the manga years ago, Tite Kubo is back in action as Studio Pierrot has resumed working on Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War—an incredibly exciting comeback to a long-ended shonen anime without adapting the final arc of the manga. According to Kubo, he is working double time on the anime as well as his manga.
Tite Kubo is Working on His New Manga Series
The Bleach manga concluded its original run in August 2016, and since then, Tite Kubo hasn’t been in the headlines much. He then created Burn The Witch in 2018 and released several more chapters of it in 2020, followed by the Bleach one-shot in 2021.
Since then, the long-running manga has concluded, and Kubo hasn’t published any other work. After Bleach ended, Kubo faced health issues, so it’s clear that he needed some time to come up with a fresh idea.
Given Bleach‘s staggering success, it doesn’t seem likely that Kubo will create another series by investing more money, but he is definitely driven to create and bring his creative vision to life.
In the interview, Kubo is asked about his usual work routine. He answered that he never follows a specific schedule and works at his convenience. He says:
Back when I was working on a weekly series, I started by drawing the first three pages and then let it sit for a day. Ever since I finished doing a weekly series, I drew about five pages to move the story forward and let it sit for a month. I just live my normal life and draw when I come up with something.
So, as it’s clear from his statement, he is still working on manga pages, although the end goal isn’t clear yet.
Tite Kubo is Working on the Crossover of Burn The Witch and Bleach?
While it’s evident that he’s working on some kind of manga, it’s still unclear what he’s working on all day. It could be either more of Burn The Witch, more of Bleach, or maybe something entirely new.
Bleach offers more than just adventure, action, and character arcs, and interest in Bleach is certainly at its peak since it ended. So, there’s a reason why Kubo could even be working on the continuation of the series.
Though both series share a universe, it could even be a crossover. Speculation is the only option in such cases, but regardless of that, fans are eagerly waiting to find out what the iconic mangaka has been working on.
Source: Viz Media