Tite Kubo recently confirmed on Twitter that Bleach manga will not run in the next issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump due to Kubo being ill. Kubo spent 8 days in hospital after only finishing half the draft for the next chapter. Kubo had posted a series of tweets, starting on the 6th of January, that he’s not been feeling very well.
The Bleach chapter likely to be affected is Bleach 612, which will most likely tell the story of what Yhwach is doing to the Soul King. Kubo mentions that he had only drawn/drafted half of the new chapter’s manuscript, on Tuesday (yesterday) he tweeted out that he had left hospital after eights days, and now headed to his studio.
Kubo had begun the final arc (Thousand Year War Arc) back in 2012. It’s getting to it’s climax now with Yhwach being revealed to be the Soul King’s son, Ichigo getting really strong with help and we’ve even seen the Royal Guards battle. The artwork above is the cover art for the latest set of chapters featuring the Royal Guards. What are you thoughts on this? Be sure to go ahead and comment below.