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-> ''SO THERE I WAS BEING KUBO, WHEN THE EDITORS CAME IN AND WERE LIKE "YOU NEED TO DO MORE THAN PANELS OF WHITE PILLARS AND BLACKGROUNDS!" AND I WAS LIKE "FUCK YOU, I'M KUBO!" SO THEY WERE LIKE "WELL HOW ABOUT SOMEBODY DYING?" AND I WAS LIKE "FUCK YOU, I'M KUBO!" AND I MADE LOTS AND LOTS OF MONEY. I LOVE MY LIFE.''
-->-- '''Website/{{Youtube}} commentator'''

Tite Kubo (born Noriaki Kubo; "Tite" is pronounced "Taito") is the creator of ''Manga/{{Zombiepowder}}'' and the incredibly popular series ''Manga/{{Bleach}}.'' He has several often parodied weaknesses as a manga-ka ([[WhiteVoidRoom eschewing backgrounds]], [[PacingProblems slow pace]], OnlySixFaces, [[AssPull Plotkai]], and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters creating new characters]] to overcome writer's block). Despite this (or perhaps because of it), ''Bleach'' remains one of the most popular {{Shonen}} manga in circulation today, partly due to the large amount of interesting characters and partly due to [[HolyShitQuotient the sheer number of awesome moments]] the series has produced. His color cover pages always have characters in [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes very trendy outfits]].

He is widely considered to be a TrollingCreator, to the point of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1nyd_o3IYo trolling demigod]], given that he keeps a big part of the fandom riled up ''constantly'' no matter what he does. Here's his {{Twitter}} [[http://twitter.com/tite_kubo account]], and he's also good friends with fellow author Creator/MayuShinjo, based on their tweets.

When through said Twitter account he heard that Nick Simmons' comic ''ComicBook/{{Incarnate}}'' plagiarized his own works, he responded simply--

->''"Between last night and this morning, I've been getting a lot of messages from overseas fans along the lines of 'There's an American comic ripping off Bleach!' I'm not that good at English, but I looked at the site and it seems it's a comic by Nick Simmons, the son of [[Music/{{KISS}} Gene Simmons]]. To be honest, I'm more bothered by the fact that Gene Simmons' son is a comic artist than whether or not it's a rip-off..."''

This earned him respect within his fandom.

The shutdown of [=RawParadise=] and a message from Shueisha in Shounen Jump asking people to report sites that host raws for scanlation across the globe seems to be at least partially attributed to Kubo, who had been receiving several tweets from foreign fans congratulating him on his 400th chapter of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' before it was even for sale in Japan, and him putting two and two together.

At Jump Festa 2012, Kubo [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.co.uk/interest/2012-12-22/bleach-creator-tite-kubo-gets-married revealed]] that he had recently gotten married, but didn't comment beyond that statement.
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!!Tropes associated with Tite Kubo are:

* ArcFatigue: At times because of his legendary PacingProblems, at others because of ExecutiveMeddling.
* ArtEvolution: With time, the faces he draws have become more stylized and with finer features. As a drawback, he's often fallen in OnlySixFaces syndrome.
* AssPull: Oh wow, yes.
* CostumePorn - ImpossiblyCoolClothes: This man should've been a fashion designer.
* FanService: For [[FemaleGaze women]] and [[MaleGaze men]]
* HamToHamCombat: He seems to LOVE putting loud characters on the spotlight.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Kubo has admitted that he sometimes creates characters ''when he's bored''.
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: At times, his charas engage in very snarky banter as they fight.