The Real Reason The Grim Reaper's Ending Was Explained So Badly
With the recent return of the Bleach anime, it's more important than ever to understand exactly why the manga ended in such a disappointing fashion.
Bleach's controversial ending has a real-life explanation that will break fans' hearts. It's no secret that the manga created by Tōsho Kubo had to be rushed to its conclusion, but more than six years later, assumptions, urban legends, and unproven theories still surround the decision. With the recent return of the Bleach anime adaptation of the Millennium Blood War arc, it's more important than ever to understand exactly why Bleach ended the way it did.
When the Bleach manga ended in 2016, fans of the series left a bitter taste in their mouths. The anime actually ended four years ago, a very rare instance of an anime adaptation stopping before the source manga ended. The final arc of the manga, Millennium Blood War, is generally considered one of the worst comics due to the many plot holes, underdeveloped characters and loose story threads, especially after the Quincy's first invasion of Soulworld . Fans are aware that in 2015, Shueisha gave author Kubo Tetsushou a year to finish the manga, but the exact reason remains murky and many theories have surfaced. year. A common misconception is that Kubo was forced by Shueisha to end the manga due to poor sales, but the truth is quite different.
In 2016, Kubo suffered from poor mental and physical health due to the intense schedule of serializing manga in Weekly Shonen Jump. To put this in perspective, it's important to remember that since the start of his career, Kubo has had a hard time keeping up with the demands of the magazine and dealing with his editors, but he's been working through all the pressure. When 2016 rolled around, Kubo suffered a partial torn tendon in his left shoulder, and he never had the opportunity to undergo surgery. With his health failing, Kubo finally approached the editors and asked them to end his series in a year or two, and they gave him one. So, while Shueisha decided to rush the end of Bleach (two years would surely have made the story better), it was actually Kubo who wanted the manga to end because he had reached his limit. Luckily, the cartoonist took care of his health He is now involved in the Millennium Blood War anime, as mentioned in the video below.
Tite Kubo's Health Is The Actual Reason Why Bleach Ended So Badly
This story, while incredibly sad, is also common in the brutal world of comics. Artists have to work on hellish schedules to ensure a new chapter is released every week, and cases like Eiichiro Oda's 25 years of uninterrupted work at One Piece are the exception rather than the norm. After Bleach ended, Tite Kubo focused on taking care of himself, and his health is much better now (but still has no intention of doing an ongoing series again). Sadly, the problems with Millennium Blood War are still evident, and it's a far cry from the ending of one of the most beloved comics of all time. It's a testament to Kubo's commitment as an artist that even with a torn tendon, the issues have nothing to do with the actual art but revolve around the cuts he has to make to the plot.
However, it is still possible that the anime adaptation of Bleach: Millennium Blood War will address these issues. Kubo directly involved Animating meant he could add more to the story, including showing Wan Hai with many dead gods missing or redoing the final battle, one of the most disappointing in comics history. Tite Kubo's poor health was the real motivation behind Bleach's hasty end (Shueisha also had some responsibility), so let's hope the new anime gives series fans the conclusion they deserve.
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