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So... Ichigo's going to meditate for three months (dangai-time) while Isshin watches and uses up all of his reiatsu (which bodes well for when they leave - Isshin won't be able to help Ichigo out), so that Ichigo can catch up on thousands of years' worth of chatter-time with Zangetsu and learn the ultimate form of his attack? Okay, then!

At least Ichigo makes very cute faces this chapter.

And Zangetsu is apparently Not Happy. As has been noted by a few people, this will be the first time Ichigo has gone into his inner world for a while, and notably the first time after the fail!events of the dome. It'll be interesting who Ichigo sees in his inner world.

Tatsuki and Keigo~ Keigo acting as flighty comic relief, as usual, with Tatsuki being the responsible one, checking things out and saving her friends. To be honest, I got more Tatsuki->Ichigo vibes this chapter than Tatsuki/Keigo, but that may be because I've felt Tatsuki->Ichigo before. But I can see why some think Kubo may be hinting at Tatsuki/Keigo.

karkashan: KatanaFightkarkashan on June 16th, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
Now I'm wondering exactly how ticked off Zangetsu's gonna be, and how long of a training montage this is going to become.
oh gallant piglet,: isshinigamiaizome on June 16th, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, Zangetsu's not happy. He was thrust through the stomach of one of Ichigo's FRIENDS, for crying out loud.

TATSUKI ILU! And lol, Keigo carrying Chizuru and Tatsuki telling him "Don't touch her ass!" *dies laughing* And then him noticing her chest. Aaaaahahahah poor Keigo.

Tatsuki's remarks about Ichigo sounded almost exactly like Chad's remarks in that cell in SS. So much faith in the boy. And he's such a mess right now.

Noooo, Isshin! You get to be all bad-ass, and now you're going to lose all that reiatsu. :(
riolulz: Kiddaa kunriolulz on June 16th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
Taaaatsuki! I've missed you!
Kim!spartydragon on June 16th, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC)
Damn Isshin, overpowered much - enough reiatsu to stop time for three months? XD
infiniteviking: 17infiniteviking on June 17th, 2010 01:52 am (UTC)
This! :D
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on June 16th, 2010 08:51 pm (UTC)


INNER WORLD INNER WORLD INNER WORLD! Does this mean we finally get some explanations about IchiThing? Does Ichigo really get to confront his guilt and do we get to see what really happened on the dome? WANT, DO WANT! Will it be Shirosaki or IchiThing or Zangetsu or whoooooo will we see and what does Isshin know about Ichigo's opponent being nuts this time?

oh yays!

Liked this chapter better than I thought I would from the spoilers simply because 1) Isshin is so Isshin 2) dangai explanation was kinda cool 3) Karakura kids and Keigo making remark about Chizuru's breasts... ah, old style BLEACH. <3
jenny_jadejenny_jade on June 16th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
Maybe it's because Zangestu visited Isshin's dream, telling that his son's horse went on rampage over his beloved garden, and also rain had been pouring down non-stop since ever Ichigo lost his dragonballs. Zangetsu was upset. Then he told Isshin that if you're going to send Ichigo to his place, prepare a wild gardening work from him.
(no subject) - infiniteviking on June 17th, 2010 01:53 am (UTC) (Expand)
never give up!  ৵  never surrender!: (bleach) isshin oyez oyezloquaciousquark on June 16th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
These last few chapters have just made me so excited and I don't even know why. I guess it reminds me of the first few chapters of Bleach a little, just because all these characters are coming back, and the Isshin/Ichigo teacher/student dynamic reminds me a little of the one he had with Rukia.

Also, Zangetsu. Zangetsu. i--i'm just so happy
jenny_jadejenny_jade on June 16th, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
Love this chapter. Because it SO ~ was interesting, seriously "time & space" dimension. How many spiritual worlds are there in Bleach? It's like we're going to an mysterious zone XD My face was the same as Ichigo when reading for the explanation.

Oh background <3 I missed you.

Isshin was so mysteriously interesting. How in the world he knew too much?

Old style Bleach comedy, Tatsuki, Keigo, Chizuru & Michiru <3 We needs Orihime's girl harem back <3 That's said, Mizuiro of the 3 is the only one left. He's the most perceptive one. Though I always wonder whether Mizuiro possessed any spiritual power. (Please Kubo, don't let him met Aizen)

Ichigo's inner world... yumyum... If he could be able to confront that guilt and show any flashback of the dome then I had nothing to ask more beside my HM ride.
Adam Eppadam_epp on June 16th, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC)
Yup, another tease chapter. Kubo hints at things here, but there's nothing major to digest.
n a o k o || want your rad bromance: Uke fon Failbre ♥nendo_chan on June 16th, 2010 09:24 pm (UTC)
Goodness forgive me, but my not-so-inner TatsuChizu fangirl found a way to be pleased with this. xD

But Keigo making Uryuu-style faces at Tatsuki kind of broke my heart, too.
Hitomishimizu_hitomi on June 16th, 2010 10:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, so I'm not the only Tatsu/Chizu fan out there??? Awesome. XDD
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mikados on June 16th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
I so love Kubo for bringing back the Karakura kids. Tatsuki is a pretty cool badass and I wonder if she will develop some sort of power herself. It seems like Kubo will support the TatKei pairing and make it bloom, though I like her together with many other people; Ichigo, Inoue, even Chizuru :x

The 2000 hours of training, which equals a real-world hour, are extremly nesesary for Ichigo's development. At first I thought it was a cheap way in order to by time, but it still connects with the mystery of the Dangai and it was explained very well. Ichi's inner world must be chaotic right now. Zangetsu and Hichigo will kick his ass for sure.
peca_06: uncertainpeca_06 on June 16th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
LMAO! I love Ichigo's expressions in this chapter as well XDDD. He is such a cuddly dork XD. I'm really wanting to see what is going on in Ichigo's inner-world. Kubo is definitely stressing the path of Ichigo is a lone one on this. He is going to have to deal with it himself. Papa is not going to be able to help you even if he wants to. It seems to be a loooong training and I wonder if we are going back soon enough to HM and keep getting glympses of Ichigo's struggles.
Tatsuky sure knows boys raging hormones well XDD "don't touch her ass!!!" lol. I love their comical interactions, the punches and Keigo's playfulness. Keigo is such a whiney bitch sometimes XDDD.I too see more Tatsuky>Ichigo here. She seems to have a lot of faith in him.
Pretty funny chapter, I liked it XDDD
Grenatescarboucle on June 16th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah, 3 MONTHS OF TRAINING WORTH FOR ICHIGO \o/ My maths, duh, Kubo D:

And yeah, Ichigo is bleeding in the last page - that's how Isshin notices that he's in his inner world.

And yeah, I got that Tatsuki --> Ichigo vibe as well, don't you worry XD [I actually got it from long ago, but I don't think Tatsuki stands a chance either so yeah]. But I still think that Kubo is hinting at Keigo/Tatsuki - even though I do NOT ship them at all.

I think Tatsuki's feelings for Ichigo are very complex - but in the end, she trusts him. I had a long convo about it with Jasse, it was interesting~~ Maybe I should write something about it, but I don't think I'll have time anyway [I need to finish FMA and write, write XD]. It boiled down to: Both Tatsuki and Inoue take each other for granted, and Tatsuki rather blame Ichigo about what happens to Inoue rather than Inoue herself. She has feelings for Ichigo but is okay with it as long as he stays in her reach - which he does not and it makes her worry because she's left behind.

There's a lot of friendship mending that's long overdue there, both with Ichigo and Tatsuki, AND Inoue and Tatsuki.
peca_06peca_06 on June 17th, 2010 01:27 am (UTC)
Poor Tatsuky :( . Both her closest friends were leaving her behind. Ichigo and Hime definitely have some mending and explaining to do. I don't think Tatsuky has "romantic" feelings for Ichigo, but she sure cares about him a big deal (being childhood friends and all) and feels hurt that he doesn't count her in and be as close as they used to.
When I saw that reiatsu "bleeding" on Ichigo's shoulder it made me think of this Ichigo drawing http://img147.imageshack.us/i/sexyhotichigo.jpg/ . I wonder if Ichigo will have a "new look" along with the power up in his journey of self-discovery .
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(no subject) - sleepwalkerrrr on June 17th, 2010 09:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
yet_adored on June 16th, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC)
Normally, Aizen doesn't scare me. But "Now then--have you seen all you wanted?" has me all kinds of worried.

And that vague black spray at the bottom of Page 19 had better not be anything vital to Gin's survival. His blood belongs in the inside, Gagaizen. Leave it there.

(However, NurseKeigo & Tatsuki to the rescue would be all kinds of amusing.)

nehalenianehalenia on June 16th, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
At first I thought that was Gin getting shivved too, but it seems to be Ichigo who's bleeding there. That's apparently how Isshin knew he had reached his inner world. Ouch.
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mrdracospirit on June 16th, 2010 10:42 pm (UTC)
Nice chapter, lot of hints and plot point that can be used latter (time traval plot device anyone?) Its nice too see some old faces after so long too and prehaps some character development coming up :)

Still it seems my "Rukia gona save Ichigo's sanity in a shippy way" theory looking weaker, but a chance to see Ichigo's inner world seems a nice trade off.
flowerxofxevilflowerxofxevil on June 16th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
Please Kubo-sensei... I've missed Ogichi-san <3
Loly_Ren: Chizuru and Orihimeloly_ren on June 16th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
Ichigo was so cute this chapter XD
And I adore the Keigo/Tatsuki interaction ^_^
Minerva: chibi szayel-aporrocombandmirror on June 16th, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
Rain in the inner world: http://mangastream.com/read/bleach/29674590/11 . No wonder Zangetsu is violent. Ichigo's finally going to learn to deal with the rain, I hope.

Now, who gets to show up to beat some sense into him while he's in there? Hopefully the one fight he didn't even fight back in gets repeated. :scheme
loverture: kobato-araloverture on June 17th, 2010 07:14 am (UTC)
Wow, now that you mention it, I didn't think that the water drop was rain in the inner world. It doesn't just look like rain, does it? More like flooding to me. o.o Can't wait until we see more from the inner world!
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andrew_jpandrew_jp on June 17th, 2010 12:17 am (UTC)
There's no way Aizen didn't destroy the Koutotsu on purpose. He wants this to happen, you'll see.
luminous85: Neutralluminous85 on June 17th, 2010 02:45 am (UTC)
That's what I'm thinking. *nods* What I'm particularly curious about is did Aizen do it as a way to force Ichigo to get stronger?
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Kylara: Byakuya in the windkarenai on June 17th, 2010 12:47 am (UTC)
How convenient, Daddy won't have any powers once they're done, so it will be All On Ichigo.

Mm, I was really happy to see Tatsuki and Keigo. It's clear that the people who are waking up are the ones who have spiritual power. I wonder what Kubo's purpose is in having them be awake and wandering around - there's a full hour to kill and we know how many chapters THAT can take. Kubo must want them to do and/or see something - I'm cautiously hopeful.

As for Ichigo going inside to check out a pissed off Zangetsu -- whether or not this reveals something about his guilt since the dome, it will be interesting to see Zangetsu for the first time in years. I know, for Ichigo it's been a few weeks, but for US... yeah.

I must say, the plot is moving quite a bit faster than it was half a year ago. Dare I hope that he is moving towards a reasonable pace? :3
nehalenianehalenia on June 17th, 2010 02:01 am (UTC)
Hmm,powerless Kurosaki daddy? Maybe Ryuuken will show up to save him if he's powerless in KKT. That would be a hoot.
incidents and accidents, hints and allegations: Ichigo rawrmaeveth on June 17th, 2010 12:50 am (UTC)
I don't care how long of a training montage this is if I get:

a) plenty of old-timey Karakura crew goodness to remind us all why Bleach kicks ass;
b) Zangetsu bustin' out a HARDCORE can of whoopass;
c) a few answers about Ichithing.

I would also like a little bit of d) someone unexpected punching Aizenana.
manonlechat: nelmanonlechat on June 17th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
Not much of a Keigo fan, but it's so nice to see Tatsuki. Beautiful bit of dialogue ("If this is Ichigo's fault, then he's gonna do something about it.") combined with that from-behind closeup of Tatsuki's head. Kubo is skilled with subtle emotions, he uses those passing glances and hidden faces to strong affect.

Inner Tatsuki/Ichigo fangirl is happy, though I think it's hard to make a case for anything more than strong trust/friendship.

Aizen is actually beginning to scare me.
pogopogo2468 on June 17th, 2010 02:44 am (UTC)
"Are you in?"

Pfft, that's what she said ;)

It's so nice to see Tatsuki again. And she's still badass and worrying over her friends. Interesting words toward Ichigo there. And of course Kubo-sensei hid her face :3. I'm really looking forward to the IchiTats confrontation. And then there's Orihime/Tatsuki. THAT will be interesting. I really would like to see what Orihime has to say to Tatsuki regarding everything that happened and how Tatsuki will respond to that.

Keigo!!! <3 I loved his babbling. But, his silent moments are more interesting. You can tell those moments are important, since Keigo is NEVER quiet. So when Tatsuki was talking about Ichigo with her back towards Keigo and he was silent, I could feel that this was emotional for Tatsuki. Kubo-sensei is very good at that.

Learned a new word today - malapropos.

WEEEE, INNER WORLD!! INNER WORLD!! Ohh, this is exciting! Will Ichigo confront his guilt? Who will we see there- crazy Shirosaki or wild Zangetsu? Can Isshin get any more badass?

Very excited for the next chapter!! XXXD
Grenatescarboucle on June 17th, 2010 04:00 pm (UTC)
malapropos comes right from the French expression mal à propos XD I should check if they're not faux-amis, since it happens often, but I didn't get that vibe so it should be ok _o/
Kylara: nowhere to hide ichigokarenai on June 17th, 2010 03:42 am (UTC)
One last comment.

I do expect that the kids will have powers. HOWEVER - it doesn't really make sense for them to be strong offensive powers. No, it's not because they're pacifist or something, but because really, at this point, I don't know who they would be a suitable opponent for and their power levels are just too low. They haven't fought at all, and unless they're geniuses like Ichigo, they can't train like crazy and achieve a reasonable level of power. Orihime and Ishida and Chad have been through Soul Society already at this point, and Hueco Mundo, but...

... Really, TBH, it's like getting a set of level 1 baby Pokemon just as you go off to fight the Elite Four.

That said, I hope that they can at least stand on their own, not be more of a hindrance than a help, and be able to support Ichigo, because that's clearly what he needs.
sleepwalkersleepwalkerrrr on June 17th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
//Really, TBH, it's like getting a set of level 1 baby Pokemon just as you go off to fight the Elite Four.//

Maybe Tatsuki has focus sash and lands a lucky horn drill on Aizen ? o_O
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tamzin: florencegreenconquistadora on June 17th, 2010 03:53 am (UTC)
This chapter was pretty boring for me. I've been looking forward to Ichigo and Papasaki fighting side by side for a while (like everyone else), but I'm just really underwhelmed. It doesn't help that Isshin has been turned into some all-knowing tool to hep us readers (and Ichigo sure) along. Maybe I'm bitter bc I'm just getting more things to ask questions about than answers to the things that really need answered. Like, I dunno, confirmation that Isshin is from RR? Throw us a bone, Kubo.

Kubo making up his own time rules made me want to go back to bed, but I read on--he could have done it a lot worse, but this little plotkai isn't too bad. I've seen people compare the Daigon to Dragonball's Room of Spirit and Time, but I think it's more reminiscent of the Other Realm. Thousands of years would pass there and only a decade or two would pass on Earth... which I always thought made Goku a bit of a cheater but I digress.

Best part of the chapter was obviously Tatsuki's return. She really is beautiful and I think her absence has only made her more so. XD I'm half hopeful that Inoue will sense she's in danger, just bc I always imagine them together and that they have a deep connection the Heart *cough*. Other than that, I didn't get any shippy vibes...

Aizen's words were indeed quite ominous this chapter, not to mention ambigious per usual. I'm not sure if Gin or Karakura Town is the one in danger at present. Or maybe someone from RR (Hikifune?) is going to make an entrance? Something or someone has to be holdng him off for an hour.

If I don't see Shirosaki next week I will rage, ngl.
The Main Gauche of Enlightenmentvelvetsword on June 17th, 2010 01:08 pm (UTC)
Allow me to join you in Dissatisfiedville.
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