The Creator: Tite Kubo

Kubo Tite was born June 26, 1977. He started drawing manga when he was in high school, where he wrote his first manga, Zombie Powder. It had 27 chapters published, compiled into four volumes. Later in his career, Kubo created a new manga, called Bleach, and submitted it to the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in hopes of having it published. To his dismay, Bleach was rejected from because of its similarities to another manga in the magazine, YuYu Hakusho. Kubo was disheartened by the rejection, but soon this all changed when Akira Toriyama, the legendary creator of Dragon Ball, sent him a letter of reassurance and inspiration. Kubo was inspired, and was than eventually able to have Bleach published in Shonen Jump, and has has hundreds of chapters published. His manga was so popular that it was made into an anime! It has over 90 episodes in just two years since the anime was created as Bleach is one of the most popular anime around the world today.