Kubo: I am very proud of Ichigo and Rukia’s relationship. They have a very close and powerful bond, but they aren’t in love. You see, I wanted to break the waaaaay too common trope found in basically every story ever of the main characters ending up together if they’re opposite genders. I wanted to prove that it is in deed possible for a boy and a girl who are friends to not fall in love.  I think I did a pretty good job in conveying a friendship which is not romantic in the slightest

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