While One Piece by Eiichiro Oda has been running continuously, both in manga and anime media for decades, the same cannot be said for Bleach by Tite Kubo, which came to an end, both in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump and in its anime.
With the Shonen series poised to make a major comeback with the anime adaptation of the Thousand Year Bloody War arc, Luffy’s creator, Eiichiro Oda, has a few words about the return of Soul Society, and the rivalry between the two creators is rumored to be fresh in the mangaka’s mind.
Previously in AmericanPost.News We reported that Eiichiro Oda from One Piece illustrates Ichigo to honor Tite Kubo’s return. Taking into account the above, we can assume what the rivalry between both mangakas is like.
The rivalry of Eiichiro Oda and Tite Kubo
In a recent interview, Eiichiro Oda had this to say about the shonen manga Bleach and Tite Kubo specifically, mentioning the rivalry between the two Shonen creators who have made a name for themselves within the anime world: “Years ago, Kubo publicly announced on the radio: ‘I hate Oda’.
“Do you want to know if I have a grudge against Kubo? I don’t dislike Kubo considering his audacity in making such a public statement. LOL”
Eiichiro then took the opportunity to praise Tite Kubo, acknowledging the hard work the mangaka has put into Soul Reapers over the years in telling the story of Ichigo Kurosaki and Soul Society:
“I remember Kubo’s debut manga since we are the same age. I felt, ‘Wow’, this new mangaka has good drawing skills. His idea is good too. His drawings tell us eloquently that he is a pretty confident guy.”
“Now that you mentioned me that way, I announce here with 100% confidence that someone like Kubo is a super competitive worker. I’m sure you feel embarrassed now, Tite Kubo. Lol. You are a hard working man! Congratulations! for the twentieth anniversary! We are going to have a drink together in the near future. “
When is One Piece going to end?
Yes OK One Piece could end in the next five years, Ichigo’s recent return to the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump through his special one-shot could be hinting at more stories for Soul Society in the future.
What do you think of the funny relationship between Oda and Kubo? Do you think we’ll ever see an official crossover between these two Shonen franchises? In the meantime, you can catch up on Bleach anime and One Piece anime on Crunchyroll.
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