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Old August 26th, 2012, 09:07 PM   #1
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Early 2012 interview with Tite Kubo (SPOILERS)

Anyone remember when Kubo took a month off earlier this year? Well, he did a interview in the WSJ that had some Bleach Omakes and he revealed some things.

Anyway Here it is the summary (just talking about the characters and what changes may occur):

Genryusai Yamamoto

Yamamoto has become softer
He is still without his left arm
Though he has not changed physically, he does have some inner changes.

Soi Fon

Her hair is shorter and straight now
Her arm was restored due to new technology in the Gotei 13.

Rose Otoribashi

His look is modeled after an English gentleman
Kubo chose to re-add Rose to the Third Division because he and Kira are well suited for each other


Izuru Kira

Kubo says he feels his bankai would be a little nauseating


Retsu Unohana

Unohana will fight in the upcoming arc
The true form of her Zanpakuto will be seen
When she fights, she unravels her braid


Shinji Hirako

Shinji's bangs have changed since his hair would not grow that much in 17 months
Kubo would like to draw how Shinji and Momo have developed a trusting relationship.


Byakuya Kuchiki

Byakuya no longer wears a kenseikan


Renji Abarai

Renji has grown stronger
He is not quite at Aizen level yet.
His Bankai has changed
Renji stopped wearing the white headband and switched to a towel so they would not break in battle.


Sajin Komamura

His armor has changed


Shunsui Kyoraku

The "history" of his pink Haori will be revealed
Shunsui will use Bankai in this arc.


Kensei Muguruma

Kensei is captain again with Shuhei Hisgai, who looks up to him, as his lieutenant.


Toshiro Hitsugaya

Despite insisting that he grew taller in a volume 53 sketch, he has not grown taller (Kubo laughs)
His Bankai has been completed
The chain on his Zanpakuto has changed


Rangiku Matsumoto

Rangiku's past will be a key to the story.


Kenpachi Zaraki

He has not learned the name of his Zanpakuto yet but will soon and will finally obtain Bankai
Kubo wants to draw his becoming a captain but says it would be difficult as it would disrupt the narrative.


Yachiru Kusajishi

Kubo has not even drawn her in a fight yet


Ikkaku Madarame

He wears a new armor piece with the kanji for dragon on it.


Yumichika Ayasegawa

Kubo said if he gives a lieutenant a Bankai, he thinks Yumichika would be a good choice.
Kubo considers him and Ikkaku to be equals in strength


Mayuri Kurosuchi

Mayuri's research will be the key to this arc.
Specifically his study on bodies will be the main part of this arc.
He has a new look
He has several different "faces" which he could put on at any time.
Kubo wanted to draw him in the last arc but could not make him appear


Jushiro Ukitake

Ukitake is still ill
He will recover
He has undergone a bit of an internal change
Kubo claims he has no sense of fashion and jokingly said the only change he would ever make is dying his hair.


Rukia Kuchiki

Kubo plans on drawing flashbacks of when she was made a Lieutenant and how she felt.
Sentaro Kotsubaki and Kiyone Kotetsu are supportive of her


Yoruichi Shihoin

Kubo wanted to change her looks but thought her current look suits her too well.
She is permanently exiled from Soul Society along with Kisuke Urahara
Her secret past with Urahara will be revealed


Isshin Kurosaki

His past with Ryuken will be revealed
Isshin could not go to Soul Society with Urahara because it would reveal something to the Gotei 13 and thus did not go.


Ichigo Kurosaki

Aizen commented that since Ichigo's birth, he has been an extraordinary being, the meaning behind this will be revealed
Grand Fisher called Ichigo a true blood, the meaning of this will be revealed
The reason why Ichigo looks so similar to Kaien will come out.
Ichigo is a Substitute Soul Reaper again.
The marks around his wrist and neck represent the remnants of his Fullbring merging with his Soul Reaper powers



Masaki Kurosaki

Ichigo and Isshin believe that Masaki died to Grand Fisher, however this may not be true. The truth will be revealed.


Sosuke Aizen

Aizen will return and have a big role.
Kubo wants to draw him in restraints.


Visored

The fate of Hiyori will be revealed
What became of the other Visored will be revealed


Zennosuke Kurumadani

Kubo says he is unemployed (Kubo laughed)


Royal Guard/ Squad Zero

The Royal Guard will appear
Kubo has already drawn all the members


Other Stuff

Kubo says the Soul Society Arc was about Rukia, Arrancar arc was about Orihime and Lost Substitute Arc was about Sado. Based on this, the new arc will likely be about Uryu.

The new arc is called The Thousand-Year Blood War.

The villians are the Quincy.

The The Thousand-Year Blood War will take place in an Ice palace beneath somewhere.

The palace will be mostly white with blues and silvers in there as well.

Grimmjow is alive and might be a ally

Nel will return

This will be the last arc in Bleach

Everyone's bloodlines will be revealed

The Soul King will be revealed

The Quincies in this arc are few in number but their numbers will increase.

Everyone's past will become important.

The threat in this arc will be so great that it will force the Royal Guard/Squad Zero out and be something they have never faced before.

The Quincies have the ability to complete erase a Hollow from existence

The Quincies have been killing Hollows in mass.

Mayuri knows what is going on.

Other characters like Kon, Kukaku Shiba and Gantenbainne Mosqueda will make an apperance at some point.
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Old August 26th, 2012, 10:20 PM   #2
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Hahaha. So much of this sounds like completely ridiculous fan speculation. Aizen returns? Bankai for Kenpachi? Wair did I say speculation? I think I meant fanwank wish list.
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Old August 26th, 2012, 10:31 PM   #3
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HIKIFUNE'S COMING! HIKIFUNE'S COMING! KUBO, YOU DAMN WELL BETTER STICK WITH THIS PROMISE, OR ELSE!

Seriously, though, most of this sounds like something out of a stupid-*** fanfic. Especially Kenpachi obtaining bankai.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 03:23 AM   #4
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Some of the little things have been shown already.... like who the baddies are, new looks, Nel....

BUT... there's a lot of stuff in here I'd like to see... and I'm curious why Shuuhei just got lumped in with Kensei while Kira got a whole sentence.... *pouts*

I totally fangirl screamed at the part with JFPS.... Please let that come true... Please.

I would love to see all these things happen (or at least most of them... Kenny's not going to get bankai. That's part of his character). I wonder if WSJ will let Bleach go on long enough to address most of these.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 05:09 AM   #5
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It's actually legit. Saw it on another site....


Except anything with Kira, Byakuya and Chojiro is now irrelevant. And also....I'll believe Unohana doing something when I see it.


And if this is Uryu's arc, how come he hasn't been seen since the beginning?

Otherwise, f**k them all and get this series canceled already
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Old August 27th, 2012, 07:55 AM   #6
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Chad's arc was Fullbring? Oh man, Kubo, you should be a comedian.

Good luck ending Bleach on a positive note at all. Even this laundry list of what fans have wanted can't save you.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 12:22 PM   #7
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And if this is Uryu's arc, how come he hasn't been seen since the beginning?

Otherwise, f**k them all and get this series canceled already
Well, the awful Fullbring arc was supposed to be Chad's. .
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Old August 27th, 2012, 12:35 PM   #8
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Well, the awful Fullbring arc was supposed to be Chad's. .
And look how well that turned out.


All of the shinigami must die...for payment of ruining the FB arc. *nods*

And as an Ishida fan, I"m already pissed off at this arc. Where's Ryuuken or Uryu during this? Hiding like they on the run in the ghetto?

And Urahara, Renji and Rukia must die for being stoopid. *evil nod*
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I wont be happy unless everyone dies, as I continue to say
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Old August 27th, 2012, 07:33 PM   #10
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And look how well that turned out.

All of the shinigami must die...for payment of ruining the FB arc. *nods*

And as an Ishida fan, I"m already pissed off at this arc. Where's Ryuuken or Uryu during this? Hiding like they on the run in the ghetto?

And Urahara, Renji and Rukia must die for being stoopid. *evil nod*
Yeah, can we expect Kubo to bring Uryu back to get trolled again like the last arc?

I'm annoyed at the shinigamis, most of them are just being complete morons and whining for Ichigo who's probably still stuck in his stupid cage for who knows how long.
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Meh. I give up on Uryu pretty much. Because I know Kubo would probaly only either troll him hard like with the other two dimwits...or give him PIS like everyone else has.
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Yeah, can we expect Kubo to bring Uryu back to get trolled again like the last arc?

I'm annoyed at the shinigamis, most of them are just being complete morons and whining for Ichigo who's probably still stuck in his stupid cage for who knows how long.
Not only stuck in his cage with a thumb up his @$$, but he is also doing the same thing for the last 2 years...and that is crying like a b*tch.
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Not only stuck in his cage with a thumb up his @$$, but he is also doing the same thing for the last 2 years...and that is crying like a b*tch.
In all seriousness, I actually thought that after his breakdown in the FB arc, Kubo wouldn't do that to Ichigo anymore.

Now Ichigo gonna go all Shinji Ikari after learning that everyone he knows is wounded/dead.
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Old August 28th, 2012, 07:41 PM   #14
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In all seriousness, I actually thought that after his breakdown in the FB arc, Kubo wouldn't do that to Ichigo anymore.

Now Ichigo gonna go all Shinji Ikari after learning that everyone he knows is wounded/dead.
Just re-read my post and this popped in my head:

Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Then someone will say what is lost can never be saved
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
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In all seriousness, I actually thought that after his breakdown in the FB arc, Kubo wouldn't do that to Ichigo anymore.

Now Ichigo gonna go all Shinji Ikari after learning that everyone he knows is wounded/dead.
If we are lucky everything will be turned to pee just like Evangelion!
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