Bleach's Manga Artist Makes The Coolest Anniversary Drawing

[Images via Robert]
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Viz Media is celebrating its 30th anniversary, so congrats to Viz! To mark the occasion, famed manga artists sent signed drawings to the company. One of them in particular, however, stands out in the cool drawing department.

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As pointed out on 2ch, Twitter user Robert snapped these, among other, signed drawings. Most of them are simply that: signed drawings. For example, here is Eiichiro Oda’s.

[Image via Robert]
[Image via Robert]

It’s cool, but yeah, standard stuff.

[Image via Robert]
[Image via Robert]

Ditto for Akira Toriyama.

[Image via Robert]
[Image via Robert]
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And for Masashi Kishimoto.

But check out Tite Kubo’s Bleach drawing.

[Image via Robert]
[Image via Robert]
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So good. At the top, it reads “Viz,” and below that, he’s written “30" (三十) in Japanese. Inside that, he drew Bleach’s Ichigo Kurosaki. No signature is necessary for a drawing this striking.

You can see more drawings on Robert’s Twitter.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

DISCUSSION

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Lightbringer22

If only the ending to Bleach was as good as his artwork. Seriously, it was the worst manga-ending I have ever read. What a slap in the face.