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Remember When 'Bleach's Creator Drew 'JoJo's Bizarre Adventure'?

Nick Valdez

01/02/2018

Back when JoJo's Bizarre Adventure was celebrating its 25th Anniversary, other manga creators from Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump got into the celebration and release their very own takes on Hirohiko Araki's original creations.

This also meant that Tite Kubo, creator of Bleach, put his distinct flavor on one of Araki's characters, Ghiaccio from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5, Vento Aureo.

When Kubo drew JoJo from bleach

Ghiaccio was one of the ancillary antagonists of Vento Aureo. A member of La Squadra di Esecuzione, he used his ice stand, White Album (which was a reference to The Beatles' White Album), to cover his body in ice armor and lower the temperature of the air around him to frigid temperatures.

Kubo's take on Ghiaccio certainly makes the villain seem cooler, and even slightly resembles one of Kubo's own creations, Szayelaporro Granz, the eighth Espada in Aizen Sosuke's arrancar army.

If you are not familiar with Bleach, then you should know the series is a massively popular one with fans. The franchise began in 2001 under Tite Kubo before an anime adaptation started in 2004. The supernatural series follows the life of a boy named Ichigo Kurosaki after he becomes a substitute Soul Reaper. The immensely gifted boy works with his partner Rukia to dispath evil souls and send others to their resting place. However, when Ichigo learns of the Soul Society and its strict customs, the hero discovers his world is in far more danger than he could have imagined

For those unfamiliar with JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, the series was originally created by Hirohiko Araki. It follows the story of the Joestar family, who are each destined to take down various supernatural enemies. The series has been split up into eight parts, with each part following a different generation of the Joestar family. The series was first published in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 1987, and is currently the second longest running series in the magazine with over 121 volumes.

The series has sold over 100 million copies and is the best-selling manga series in history and has been licensed for an English language release by Viz Media. The series has spawned multiple anime, video games, toys, and even jewelry. The series currently has an anime adaptation that began in 2012 and has run for over 100 episodes and spans the first four major arcs of the series.

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