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23 February 2011 @ 03:10 pm
Bleach 438 is Out  
Bleach 438 is out at Mangastream.

Ew, snot. Poor Ichigo.

For those unbelievers, yes, this is Ichigo's Fullbring. Maybe it'll change or evolve later, especially as he learns to use and harness his powers, but for now, deal with it.

Rukiaaaaaa. That's so weird, I thought certain non-biased translators claimed that she called Ichigo a "bastard" or an "idiot" in the script? But others translated Rukia's lines the exact same way MangaStream did, so I guess MS was right. She seems to be defending him from unknown accusations.

Bets on how Ichigo heard Rukia's voice: they're connected; Ukitake gave Ichigo some secret radio transmitter and Soul Society's been perving/spying on Ichigo ever since (and this is why there are accusations against Ichigo); Riruka's snot has magical properties to transform otherwise innocent badges into radio transmitters; other. Also, Ginjou seems to know the badge was capable of this.

Maybe we'll get Rukia's return sooner than expected? *crosses fingers*

The thug dude doesn't seem to have any special powers - he just seems to be a lackey. He's blown away by Inoue's beauty. Looks like she doesn't have to do a thing in the beginning since he knocks himself out.

It's nice that Inoue's "aura" changes when she realizes the thug might have attacked Ishida; she becomes focused and determined. Hopefully she's reaching for her hairpins in her pocket to actually fight him. ETA: bonefield noted you can see her pins if you squint really hard when she says "... True". escarboucle noted you can see her hand under her uniform flap in the next page.

Maybe we'll learn more about her powers and state of mind soon? *crosses other hand's fingers*

Book guy, a.k.a. Ishida's attacker, a.k.a. Tsukishima is pretty~~ The silent and manipulative type, it seems.
Ananomoreprinces on February 23rd, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
Left boob pocket... they gotta be there or she wouldnt be in battle stance grabbing a tit.
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Hound: I see godhoundartemis on February 23rd, 2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
Oh fuck me.

Ishida's attacker is gorgeous. :[
Sugary_nitemare: pic#106383793sugary_nitemare on February 23rd, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
Tell me about it. Haha, once I saw his face, I wanted him to attack me too. XD

Kubo's gotta' stop with all the hot guys, I can't take it any longer. >.<
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Sunflowers and Vodka: 「Harley」Feeling kinda... mischievous~sindragosa on February 23rd, 2011 08:18 pm (UTC)
This chapter felt... random. So my comment will be random too.

Being sneezed on releases the dollhouse? Ewwww...

Haaa, so they (or just Rukia?) were using Ichigo's badge to keep tabs on him. Nice. XP

Orihime: Pardon me while I grab my boob! :D
miss_ragdollmiss_ragdoll on February 23rd, 2011 08:32 pm (UTC)
RUKIAAAAAAAAAAAAAA (。→‿←。) always on Ichi's side. So cuuuute XD wonder what the hell is going on; sth BIG for sure
Ichi's face when recognising her voice is EPIC. Epic what the f*ck is going on? plus ginjou's face does certainly not tranquilizes me ^^UUUUUU big troubles ahead.

The "OMG She's a hottie" Orihime version XDDDDDDD

My guess: not grasping her boob, obviously taking off her hair pins ^^ she didn't throw them. we need character development explanation right now
Sugary_nitemare: pic#106383793sugary_nitemare on February 23rd, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
Orihime was so cute this chapter! And just when she reached for her clips [I assume], someone stopped her and I got pissed. HOWEVER, when that certain someone's face showed up, I forgave him because of his handsomeness. *Dies*
hinodehhinodeh on February 23rd, 2011 08:37 pm (UTC)
Hahahahaha, Riruka, I love you even more. Only you could be proud of turning people back with snot. She and Baby Nek would get along so well. XD

The development with the badge is vwry interesting. Seems that SS sees Ichigo as a danger and Rukia tries to defend him. That could mean some delicious future angst.

Woah, so Shishi likes Bookman that much, eh? I thought he was blackmailed, and then we have this kind of adoration. A new yaoi ship is born.

Poor Shishi, I actually feel sorry for him. His reaction to Orihime is hilarious. I hope the scene where she turns around with shojo sparkles will be well- done in the anime. Great icon material.

Also, I agree with everyone that Bookman is so gorgeous. Anway, I hope next chapter will be not Ori getting pwned. Her attitude is great, I want to see it paying off.
hinodehhinodeh on February 23rd, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
I meant "baby Nel". :(
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Astraea: ishihime 2lady_leia_solo on February 23rd, 2011 08:39 pm (UTC)
Oh yay for Hime's changing aura when she hears he attacked Ishida!

I really liked this chapter, the thug not being able to attack her because she's too beautiful was just &hearts!

Oh and like everyone here, I think the attacker is hot XD
loverofstoriesloverofstories on February 24th, 2011 05:09 am (UTC)
I just wanted to say I love your IshiHime avvie... It's beautiful <3 What did you use to edit the image?
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Shi: laundrypeachesdjna on February 23rd, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
This chapter was way better than I had expected.


I'm so happy/relived/proud/encouraged by the fact that she looked so damn determined in this chapter to protect or avenge her friends.

Idgaf if she was pulling her hairpins out, preparing to throw hidden bread at him, or initiating a boob rocket sequence a la robohime, that's the most proactive she's been in years.

I'm so hopeful since there is some sign that she has developed, not for shipping or spite, but just so she can finally start living up to the promises she made for herself, that she would stand up and protect her friends and not always need someone to save her.

Plus, she did look beautiful<3 This is the most excited I've been about a Bleach chapter in months. Please don't troll me next week

Also, the IR bit is so indicative of their relationship. Rukia has always been willing to defend and support Ichigo.
Amy: IchiRuki ♡ Lonely without youamy_core on February 23rd, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)

...The plot thickens.
never give up!  ৵  never surrender!: (bleach) ishida's talking in heartsloquaciousquark on February 23rd, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHAHA. fantastic.
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Issues: Ulquihime-Possess my heartlovely_masoka on February 23rd, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
They're on her heart. ♥

Your so pretty when your determined Orihime. ;__;
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damaged good story.-: erza.ambermeetviolet on February 24th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
ahhhh you icon *.*
Eva: Happiness - [YGO 5Ds]animeangel4eva on February 23rd, 2011 08:50 pm (UTC)
BRB dying from laughter that Orihime's dazzling beauty did an instant blow on the punk at the start.
Sea: disquiet.khyata on February 23rd, 2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
The good:

- Riruka and her fascinating usage of nasal mucii. I already thought she was ridiculously adorkable, but this only made me fall even further for our resident twin-tailed tsundere.

- Substitute shinigami badge radio transmitter get! The possibilities are endless! Did SS sic it on him as a spy device (amongst many of its other capabilities)? Does it only take a specific type of fullbring power to hear said transmissions? Why couldn't he hear anything when he had his shinigami powers? So many questions, yargh.

- Rukiaaaaaaaaaaargh. That is all.

- Orihime actually getting all determined and ready to fight to avenge 'Ishida-kun'. I've never been her greatest fan (har har), but I have to give it to the girl here. It was a welcome, refreshing change in demeanor. Let's hope against all odds that it lasts, even if it is for only a wee little bit.

- A super pretty Tsukishima. So unabashedly bishie- I approve.

The bad:

- The silly thug knocking himself out because of Orihime's overwhelming beauty. Are you fucking kidding me Kubo with this tripe? How pathetically asinine and cheap.

My very tentative hopes:

- Orihime maintains her determination and fights Tsukishima in the coming chapters.

- Rukia (and by extension SS, but mostly Rukia) takes on a far more central role in this arc than just a glorified support system for Ichigo.

- What is going on with Ginjou (not to mention, his own substitute shinigami badge)? Something is up with him and his fullbringers. This has all been way too easy thus far.
Grenat: Yayescarboucle on February 23rd, 2011 09:03 pm (UTC)
This. X10000000000000000000000000000000

Thanks. I don' thave to spell it now. XD

/laziness at its top
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Kim!: Nose Ponies!!!!spartydragon on February 23rd, 2011 08:57 pm (UTC)

Also, Inoue being confident? Oh ho ho! Maybe there HAS been some character development, and she's just having her funs the rest of the time.
peca_06peca_06 on February 23rd, 2011 08:57 pm (UTC)
YAAAAAAAAAY!!! awesome chapter!!!
Ichigo hears Rukia's voice defending him of something (or Ginjou's fullbring is ventriloquism jk XDDDD)from the badge <333333333333 and Ginjou's expression is very suspicious. LMAO at the snot all over Ichigo hahaha

Orihime's expression turns to super determined and serious as soon as that guy says that he might've hurt Ishida THAT WAS AWESOME!!! I really hope that those are her hairpins she is reaching for and that she took them off because they were too childish and she wants to be more mature or something like that I was suspecting XD. She has the pretty determined look on her face that reminds me of Matsumoto now hehe. Loving where things are going and she seems to be preparing to not go down without a fight and thinking on Ishida too for revenge inspiration <3

On another note yeap... mmmh that bookguy is HOOOT
peca_06peca_06 on February 23rd, 2011 09:03 pm (UTC)
DEEEBIEEE where are u love? <333
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darkslover: Grouphug Komuidarkslover on February 23rd, 2011 09:02 pm (UTC)
This chapter was... SO GOOD.

I loved the implications that Ichigo has done something terrible without him knowing, I love Rukia's re-introduction, I love Riruka's powers, I enjoyed immensely the punk's reaction to Orihime, I ADORED strong!Hime (THE HAIRPINS. SHE REACHED FOR THEM, I'M SURE. THEY ARE ON HER COAT LIKE THE COVER SHOWED), and the new guy looks interesting.

So good~! \^0^/
darkslover: Ultimate Ceresdarkslover on February 23rd, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
BTW, I think the punk's overreaction was Kubo telling to her basher who Tweeted his to f*** off.

There is nothing you can do to make me believe otherwise.
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tamzin: orihimeconquistadora on February 23rd, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC)
Yeeeah, that's right, Orihime isn't afraid to take on Ishida's attacker. I'm happy to see resolve!Orihime back.

Tsukishima is too hot hnnng. Between him and Orihime, it's hard to focus... It's going to be very interesting next chapter.

But really, if Rukia is apparently trying to defend Ichigo over something, then it means he's up to no good right now. Being a Fullbringer is probably quite taboo or even unlawful according to SS.
usagipyon on February 23rd, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC)
I was... over bleach...
I didn't need bleach anymore. I was happy not having to do anything with the fandom, I was happy.
And then....
AND THEN pretty/noble!orihime and OMG!Tsukishima happened...
*throws computer*
marheavenangel: Fangirlmarheavenangel on February 25th, 2011 04:00 pm (UTC)
Lol, it happens! XD
nehalenia: daddy approvesnehalenia on February 23rd, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)

OK, I found the bit about ShiShi being so overwhelmed by her beauty a tad goofy, but he did bring up an interesting question: Is she really living in this world? It feels like it goes hand in hand with the whole "reality vs Orihime-vision" thing.

There's no question, however, that Orihime is back to reality when ShiShi brags (falsely, it would seem) that he's the one who took down Ishida. THAT LOOK ON HER FACE! OMG I could pour that look into a glass and it would shine like tangerine-mango juice. My god, how long have we all been waiting for a look like that? *dances*

And OMG the badge is a transmitter! And Rukia has been as close as that badge all this time. *beams*

So not only am I pleased to see a Resolved!Inoue and have Ichigo hearing Rukia's voice, BUT I think we finally got an answer to one riddle that's been bugging me. Way back when they all returned from SS, Ishida thought there was something funny about the badge and thought "I wonder...". I think we may finally have our answer as to what he was thinking. ;)
eframepiloteframepilot on February 23rd, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
I don't think the badge's connection to Rukia was a pre-existing function. It's likely that it's a side-effect of Ichigo's using the badge as his Fullbring, which to him is a literal link to Rukia.
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Eva: Happiness - [YGO 5Ds]animeangel4eva on February 23rd, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
Here guys, I did a zoom up for those who can't see. It's very clear that's where her hairpins are.
midoringo: ichirukimidoringo on February 23rd, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
PINS. <3 Orihime is so adorable/cute/beautiful in every friggin panel in this chapter! The eyelashes Kubo drawn at the bottom of page 11 somehow fascinates me. I just love those types of angles on picturs :X Heheh, and her beauty and her sparkles are literally knocking this guy 'down'!

But despite all that, he sensed a change in aura about her. YOU GO, ORIHIME! There's your fighting spirit! <3

And Ginjou looks like he knows Ichigo is hearing something from that badge. RUUKIAAAAA~ <333
melodymix: FMA ED approvedmelodymix on February 23rd, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
Orihime, why so much better when Ichigo is not around. If only you were always like this. My only hope id she won't start "kurosaki-kun"ing again in the next chapter cause the new enemy does not look like a comic-relief character at all unlike the thug XD
和山一朗: white noiseburn1ngcha0s on February 23rd, 2011 09:23 pm (UTC)
Stating the obvious (I'm slow like that, sue me), but if the badge transmitted SS to Ichigo, it must've kept SS updated on Ichigo's doings as well, surely. Neat way to keep tabs alright; must've been why they let him keep the badge in the 1st place aster his powers went bye-bye.

Yay for Hime, though; her resolve after hearing about these guys attacking Ishida was a wonderful thing to see :D
和山一朗: derpface!Ichigoburn1ngcha0s on February 23rd, 2011 09:28 pm (UTC)
After, I meant. Can't spell anymore, apparently >.>
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_debbiechan_: squee by stereotype vamp_debbiechan_ on February 23rd, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC)


And Ichigo can hear Rukia! And the FLOL translators were wrong agaaaaaaain (surprise surprise) and wtf is going on with SS and hoo boy I don't trust Ginjou at all--a man who tries to make Ichigo suspect Urahara and his own family and nope, nope, maybe this bookman is a secret ally--still, FIGHT HIM, ORIHIME, FOR ISHIDA-KUN'S SAKE!!!

OMG OMG OMG! Had a shitty week and a long stupid day at the dr's and a parent-student conference and then I spilled ketchup on my dress and omg yay! BLEACH CHAPTER IS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!

oh gallant piglet,: konaizome on February 24th, 2011 12:07 am (UTC)
That .gif is cracking me up way too hard. :D
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