TN: Here’s Kubo’s response to a question about his creative process and mentions of his health, taken from two pages of JUMP GIGA 2017 vol. 2
Kubo Tite X Matsui Yūsei
Creative process secrets
Two mangaka are gathered here, they have created works that are great hits shining brightly through the history of JUMP. A passionate talk unfolds, extending over two hours!
—- “There is a difference between the things you want to draw and the things you can draw. The creator should draw the things they can draw. That’s what I’ve heard, but what do the two senseis think about that statement?” That is the question from pen name - “Red Pencil san”.
Matsui: First of all, I think Kubo sensei is probably the opposite. You draw the things you want to draw right?
Kubo: That’s right. Because, I think that the things I want to draw, is something I can draw…
“I try to avoid men’s ideal image of a heroine and women’s ideal image of heroes, because they come across as fake. I want to make them like normal existing people… I mean I want to aspire to make the acts
and reactions of the characters realistic.”
New screenshots and art from J-Stars Victory VS have been released! Jonathan Joestar (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), Joseph Joestar (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), Meisuke “Nuubee” Nueno (Jigoku Sensei Nube), Korosensei (Assassination Classroom), and Neuro Nogami (Neuro: Supernatural Detective) star in these images, but other favorites from the list of characters such as Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto Shippuden) and Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach) are shown as well!
does everyone in your murder anime wear like an inch of eye liner
thats how you know its a fictional setting. everyone’s eyeliner game is on point from the womb to the tomb. not a single screw up to be found.
now that im thinking about it i just realized that you can actually tell a character’s power level from their eyeliner game.
standard anime eyeliner treatment for a standard human power level. while yako katsuragi continues to be the most important character of the anime, her eyeliner is unremarkable. however, it is still better than any of us could ever hope for.
shinobu godai, ex-mobster turned servant, has mastered the art of the eyeliner, but has not learned when enough is enough and you need to stop drawing on your eyelids. impressive form, but he suffers in technique.
investigator and super gay cop boyfriend eishi sasazuka doesnt wear eyeliner. that is what makes him so powerful. those lines around his eyes are there because he hasn’t slept in 15 years. this is a man to be respected and feared.
detective pisslord neuro nougami’s eyeliner game is quite literally out of this world. his power levels top every chart. his eyeliner game is so strong that if you meet him on the streets, you are not allowed to look directly into his eyes.
2014’s combined 6th/7th issue of Shueisha‘s WeeklyShueisha Jump magaazine is announcing next week that characters from the Saint Seiya and D.Gray-man mangaare joining Namco Bandai Games J-Stars Victory Vs. “team battle action” video game. The Pegasus Saint Seiyafrom Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya manga and the exorcist Allen Walker from Katsura Hoshino's D.Gray-manmanga with both be playable characters. Seiya will fight with his Pegasus Meteor Fist attack, while Allen will have his clawed left hand.
The magazine is also confirming that up to four players can fight, two vs. two, online throughout the country in vs. mode in the PlayStation 3 version of the game.