Shōnen Jump Authors Comment on Bleach Ending
posted on by Amanda Whalen
The 38th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, released on August 22, contains the very last chapter of Tite Kubo's long-running series Bleach. Kubo wrote, "One way or another, I was able to finish drawing it in 15 years! I'm very thankful to all of the people who read it."
Comments from other manga artists whose works are serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump were published in the same issue. Several of them are shown below.
Bleach was first serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2001. The manga will be compiled into 74 total individual volumes. The first 67 are currently available in the U.S.
The Bleach manga was adapted into an anime that began airing in 2004 and ended in 2012, with 366 total episodes. The series has also gotten several anime films, novels, video games, and stage plays.
Update: Correction made to Kōhei Horikoshi quote. Adjustments made to Daisuke Ashihara quote and Shūichi Asō quote. Thanks to 0Ninjaz0 and Nodz.
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