Creator: Kubo Tite

Kubo Tite is the creator of the spectacular manga and anime series called 'Bleach', He also is the creator of the manga series 'Zombie Powder'. Kubo is recognized as being the creating of Bleach as it has sky rocketed to the top and is one of the most popular animes in Japan. He was born on June 26, 1977 and grew up watching Dragon ball and Akira which Inspired not only Kubo to want to be a Manga artist but also Naruto's creator Masashi Kishimoto.

Although hard to believe, it wasn't always easy for Kubo as he wrote Zombie Powder while still in high school but do to lack of popularity Zombie Powder was cut after only 4 volumes which was an emotional blow to Kubo. Shortly after Kubo starting writing a new manga ,as we know now as Bleach, and sent it to the weekly Shonen Jump but all his dreams were crushed after 'bleach' was rejected as it was said to be to similar to Yu-Yu Hakusho. Akira Toriyama, Creator of Dragon Ball, Happened to read the manga that kubo had submitted and had heard that it was rejected. Akira quickly mailed Kubo and with this letter Kubo was able to get confidence back to himself and was once again inspired to write.

Shortly after the letter from Akira Toriyama the first volume of Bleach was published in Japan on the 5th of January, 2002. Bleach began to publish weekly (and even now it even does). Bleach is now published in the weekly Shonen Jump with the top manga's in Japan, Naruto, One Piece, Prince of Tennis, Hunter X Hunter, Death Note and where Dragon Ball was once published itself.

Done up by: Paul Poh