Tite Kubo Net Worth – Does It Pay to be a Manga-ka?

Tite Kubo is a Japanese manga artist and character designer. He is best known for his manga series “Bleach.” 

Tite Kubo Net Worth

Tite Kubo’s net worth is reported to be around $50 million. He is a popular manga-ka or manga artist. His most famous work is his manga series entitled “Bleach” which has also been made into an anime series. “Bleach” has sold over 100 million copies.

In 1996, Kubo published his first manga, named – “Ultra Unholy Hearted Machine,” for Weekly Shōnen Jump. His first serialized action manga is “Zombiepowder” which has only 27 chapters. Sadly, it was a commercial failure in Japan but has been successful in the United States, where it was distributed by Viz Media. It was canceled in 2000.

Tite is also the artist behind the art books Bleach All Color But The Black, Bleach Official Bootleg, and Bleach 13 BLADEs. He has also drawn the Bleach Official Anime Guide Book VIBEs, Bleach Official Character Book SOULs, Bleach Official Character Book 2 MASKED, and Bleach Official Character Book 3 UNMASKED.

With millions of copies of his work, there is no doubt that he has acquired a huge fortune. 

Personal Life

Notari “Tite” Kubo was born on June 26, 1977, in Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan. His father worked as a town council member. He has two younger siblings, a brother and a sister. He had already decided to become a manga artist when he was in elementary school, when he read the manga “Saint Seiya.” Tite graduated from the local high school.

Professional Career

TIte Kubo’s first one-shot is called the “Ultra Unholy Hearted Machine.” which he wrote for the Weekly Shōnen Jump in 1996. He wrote his first manga “Zombiepowder,” also published in Weekly Shōnen Jump in 1999. It only had 27 chapters and was canceled in 2000.

His next work “Bleach,” is about a high school student who becomes a shinigami (a supernatural spirit) and fights creatures known as Hollows. The series began running in the same magazine in 2001. The original idea was submitted to Weekly Shōnen Jump shortly after the cancellation of “Zombiepowder”, but was rejected. The creator of Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama, saw the story and wrote a letter of encouragement to Kubo. “Bleach” ran for 15 years and reached over 698 chapters from 2001 to 2016. 

In 2004, “Bleach” was named a winner of the Shogakukan Manga Award. An anime adaptation of the series was aired on TV Tokyo from 2004 to 2012, with over 366 episodes. 

The first “Bleach” movie was released in Japan on December 16, 2006, followed by a second movie on December 22, 2007, a third on December 13, 2008, and a fourth on December 4, 2010. 

Kubo designed the characters for Madhouse’s anime adaptations of Ango Sakaguchi’s “Sakura no Mori no Mankai no Shita” and Ryūnosuke Akutagawa’s “The Spider’s Thread” and “Hell Screen,” which are from the Aoi Bungaku series.

Tite Kubo Relationship Status

Tite Kubo got married in December 2012. His wife’s name is not known.

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