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06 April 2011 @ 06:51 pm
Bleach 443 is Up  
If you can see this entry, Bleach 443 is up.

Ginjou and Chad had talked about Tsukishima before, and now Chad's doing the Smart Thing in asking what Tsukishima's Fullbring is.

Kubo must be thinking, "Jackie's wearing pants, so it's okay to do the crotch shots."

Thought the fight was fine. Jackie was trying to lecture Ichigo about being in a human body now, in an attempt to get him to face reality, but she doesn't realize that Ichigo's method of fighting is 'get the shit beaten out of him so he can learn his enemy's moves, then act.'

Ichigo proves once again that he's a great, smart fighter~ And he attributes that to his experience as a shinigami. ;_; (And a little Urahara.)

Ichigo points out he probably has more experience than Jackie.

Jackie's Dirty Boots become increasingly powerful as they get dirty. Obvious name is obvious. But I liked her bit about how even blood works to power her boots up. :3 (Her speech doesn't explain the snazzy hat and scarf though...)

And now the theories on what's going on with Ichigo. Jackie looks shocked, someone yells "Ichigo!", and black reiatsu, or whatever, is flaring up around Ichigo.

Personally, for now I'm sticking with the "What? Ichigo's evolving!" theory, though I can also see something Terribly Wrong Going On due to Ichigo using his Fullbring too much too early, and it's Jackie yelling "Ichigo!" However, escarboucle pointed out that Kubo made sure the "Ichigo!" speech bubble wasn't in Jackie's panel, so maybe it's not Jackie yelling. Maybe Chad or Ginjou. I know some people were speculating based on early spoiler pics that "Ichigo!" was coming from his badge (Rukia perhaps?), but I kinda doubt it (scan lines and shocked/surprised indicators may be throwing some off). But post your sane, wild, crazy, or reserved theories and speculations in the comments.

ETA: annie_08 pointed out in MS's translation, Ichigo uses "Kisuke" for Urahara, which is a first, since Ichigo always called him "Urahara-san" before. If anyone with good eyes and Japanese knowledge wants to take a stab at the LQ raw previews posted at BA, please do so. To me, it looks like the kanji for "Kisuke" is used, but the furigana doesn't look anything like "kisuke." Anonymous identified the kanji as 最初 (saisho), thankies. Looks like MS just added in "Kisuke" for some reason ._.

pony_rocks: pic#84544780pony_rocks on April 6th, 2011 11:06 pm (UTC)
Not uninteresting chapter. I am not fond of Jackie, but the fight was rather interesting. Cliffhanger is a cliffhanger, though. :/
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on April 6th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)

giant teasing chapter cocktease in your face, wtf Kubo. Tsukishima cocktease, the who yelled ICHIGO over wtf cocktease... I can't take it ... brb... slamming my head into the wall until next week.
pony_rocks: pic#84544780pony_rocks on April 6th, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
I guess it was Chad after he learned about the ability.
But yeah, I feel like slamming my head as well. I want to know it! :O
gruskek: brosgruskek on April 6th, 2011 11:12 pm (UTC)
I loved Ichigo being so bright at the end of the chapter and actually thinking during a fight :D We really need to get some more of this side of him.

I'm pretty meh about Jackie, though. Just not feeling the love, at least for now.
yah senbest: temp iconyah_senbest on April 6th, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
haha yeahh everyone forgot that before fighting as a shinigami, ichigo's already fighting as an orange-haired delinquent schoolboy ;))
i wanted that "Ichigo!!" yell to be zangetsu ossan's, but idk..
*join in the slam your head into wall fest*
peca_06: YOOSH!!peca_06 on April 6th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA love your icon XDDD
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_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on April 6th, 2011 11:29 pm (UTC)

I'm still going w/the it's RUKIAaaARGH theory b/c of the SNOT made the transmitter work before and this time Jackie had to mention water, mud, blood, and the badge has gotten pretty dern WET in that effin AQUARIUM.

Besides, the ratings are too low and Rukia should pique everyone's interest because right now it seems like no one is interested in Bleach except me and four other people :/ and ... SENSEI IS A BIG MEAN SADISTIC TEASE.

peca_06peca_06 on April 6th, 2011 11:49 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA it seems that the fullbringing business is all about TRIGGERING EMOTIONS, MEANINGFUL OBJECTS and COVERING ALL THAT WITH ALL KINDS OF MUD, SPIT, BLOOD AND OTHER BODILY FLUIDS AND THEN YOU GET TO USE THE POWER TO DO ANYTHING. I really hope is Rukia, just a lot more clearer now than that first time, but you never know :/.
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peca_06peca_06 on April 6th, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
OH BOY! Jackie got schooled there for a minute XDD. I sure enjoyed Ichigo's BIG SMIRK of satisfaction when he surprised her there XD. He is starting to use the "sparkly thingies" on his feet, he is about to go up a notch or something?. He always goes too far too quick though and gets overwhelmed by his own power ... But, Ichi T______T you are strategizing and showing off your shinigami experience <3 and enjoying yourself in the process <333 Luv you so much <3 ... I love that he hasn't forgotten who started him on the path to the art of shinigamihood battles. Urahara did that for you, even if you mistrust him now :P .

Tease, tease, teaaaased to death here -_____* DAMN IT! who yelled Ichigo, Chad, Rukia, Zangetsu, the turtle that lives in that stupid aquarium!!!!????? and Tsukishima... err ... Eto... WHAAAAAAAAT??? what does Chad find out, what is his ability GRRRRRRRRR! I'll be mortified to death now @_@.
ichi_gaiden on April 6th, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
Great chapter.

I knew that flicker around Ichigo's Feet was hint of a Shunpo equivalent for Fullbring.

The Dharma Wheel attack is great too, depicting the number of rotations it does.

I'm not bothered about not learning Tsukishima's ability this chapter.

I feel the Chapter Name Drity Boots in Danger is a reference to Jackie, Ichigo having less experience fighting in a Human Body didnt put him in Danger, rather it was Jackie who was Danger because she is up against someone who despite how he fought and how short gained considerably experience from those fights, this chapter was a reminder of Ichigo's greatest feature and thats his growth rate.
There's no Love Without you: Ichiruki kungfune_wayz on April 6th, 2011 11:38 pm (UTC)

Ok, sorry but the frustration build up is driving me insane, and if Kubo doesn't do something I'm gonna keep losing my shit...

*joins head bashing*
miss_ragdollmiss_ragdoll on April 7th, 2011 07:33 am (UTC)
joins head bashing too XD

I'm gonna develop health problems if her rpetty face doesn't show around soon! XD
manonlechat: byakuya: of course he drinks starbucksmanonlechat on April 6th, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
I vote Chad as Mysterious Voice of Urgency.
Eva: LMAO - [BLEACH]animeangel4eva on April 6th, 2011 11:53 pm (UTC)
*Comes in rolling a cart filled with pillows and starts handing them out to everyone* God with everyone headbashing now I need to give out some pillows to prevent concussions and head injuries from happening. LMAO.
The chapter - yeah lame. I was really hoping to get some information about Tsukishima and his abilities this chapter but noooooo~. Ichigo owning Jackie there for a split second was pretty awesome, his smirk is always full of win and is something that we really haven't gotten to see in a long time since he's been mopping about.

As for the shouting part I'd say it's likely that it's Chad, although it would be pure awesomesauce if it were to be Rukia's voice. LOL, I really want to see how much she had changed (if she changed at all) it'd be SUPER cool if she managed to get her bankai fufufufufu

Apparently the caption at the bottom of the last page says something about Ichigo's fullbring being discovered and how Tsukishima would react. If makes me wonder if maybe there's someone who's undercover. Hmmmm.... It's possible and it might have to do with Tsukishima's ability.
tamzin: shirosakiconquistadora on April 6th, 2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
LOOK AT CHAD! LOOK AT THAT GQMF ATTEMPTING TO MOVE THE PLOT ALONG AND ASKING WHAT NEEDS TO BE ASKED. And now look at Kubo. Stopping him in his tracks and changing the scene. Someone send Chad a giant bottle of liquor. That boy deserves it.

The fight got going a little. I'm glad Ichigo was able to reveal just how much experience he has had battle-wise. His experience only comes second to generation-old captains. When Jackie's face got dark when she said "Kurosaki Ichigo" it made me think perhaps there is the connection with Isshin, and that she might hate his name. Or maybe I'm just looking too closely.

Hopefully we'll find out about Tsukishima's power next chapter. C'mon Kubo.

As for the blackness swarming up around Ichigo, I hope it's something bad. XD I miss Shirosaki. I'll always miss that bastard.
mezzo_marinaiomezzo_marinaio on April 7th, 2011 12:24 am (UTC)
LOOK AT CHAD! LOOK AT THAT GQMF ATTEMPTING TO MOVE THE PLOT ALONG AND ASKING WHAT NEEDS TO BE ASKED. And now look at Kubo. Stopping him in his tracks and changing the scene.


I'm sure El Chado WILL find a way to take over the manga, eventually... and then things WILL be happening.

...MORE THAN ONCE A MONTH, EVEN. *eternally hopeful*
Phoenix Hawk's Deep Corefmphoenixhawk on April 7th, 2011 12:06 am (UTC)
I wonder if who is shouting for Ichigo isn't his Hollow self trying to re-assert. That would be interesting. Would this mean that Ichigo now has 4 power sources? Will he be tossing cero blasts along with his wheel attacks and Getsuga Tensho attacks while he (finally) learns kido?
mezzo_marinaiomezzo_marinaio on April 7th, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
...am I the only one enjoying Ichigo's fights ten times more, now that he hasn't got a sword?

I mean, of course I DO want him to get back his powers soon (and see Rukia again as soon as possible, kthxkubo), but... hell, I can finally get through a fight chapter without nodding off for once.


Please keep this up even after the swords inevitably come back, Kubo... *begs*
_debbiechan_: Ichigo cross-eyed_debbiechan_ on April 7th, 2011 01:13 am (UTC)

and here I thought I liked the fight because it was short. <.< Ohhh. It was because there wasn't a getsuga tenshou in it anywhere!
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tick-tocking: BLEACH ☂ just as plannedscuttling on April 7th, 2011 12:36 am (UTC)
It's always so nice to see Ichigo use his head ♥♥♥

Isn't he looking DOWN tho? I don't want to get my hopes up for Rukia, but it looks like he's looking down in reaction to the voice. Since he's been shrunk and shoved into an aquarium, if it was someone outside, wouldn't his attention be drawn up?

Could just be where his gaze was before the cry, so again, not getting 'em up.

Edited at 2011-04-07 05:20 am (UTC)
Astraea: ichigo good timelady_leia_solo on April 7th, 2011 12:44 am (UTC)
Well now I'm on edge because I want to know who was screaming Ichigo. You're a cruel man, Kubo!
hikarisenhikarisen on April 7th, 2011 12:47 am (UTC)
so..next chapter is 444
something will happen? i cant wait for kubo's creativity in puting the numbers of the chapter..
nehalenianehalenia on April 7th, 2011 01:12 am (UTC)
Huh. So here's what I want to know: Jackie notes the "bringer light" sparking around Ichigo's shoes and says it's a sign of 1) someone who's used high speed movement about to use it again, and, more significantly, 2) "it's evidence of someone who's never used fullbring before just starting to use it".

The last time we saw that "bringer light" was when Ishida noticed it right before Tsukishima attacked him. Tsukishima sure looks like he already knows how to use his Fullbring, so why the "bringer light"? Is this a new mystery? A translation problem? Or has Kubo just forgotten when he drew only 10 chapters ago?
_debbiechan_: Ishida has to think about it by Distille_debbiechan_ on April 7th, 2011 01:15 am (UTC)

Maybe all fullbringers have the sparkly shoes PLUS the whole fullbring package of powers but new ones who haven't got their FULL fullbring just have the sparkly shoes?
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black_samablack_sama on April 7th, 2011 01:28 am (UTC)
Since Ichigo lost his powers I've always thought that Rukia would be back at chapter 444 (you know,the number for death thing), but now that I see the painel of the ICHIGO!! scream, I think that it might be Zangetsu calling him.
444 for his shinigami's powers back seems to be cool. But I fu**ing want Rukia back!!! >.
(Anonymous) on April 7th, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
Re: "Kisuke"
Disclaimer: I can't read Japanese except for the kanji (Chinese speaker here).

It's almost unreadable, but I think there's just three kanji in that speech bubble.

最初 - "in the beginning"
教 - "teach"

There's no sign of Kisuke in kanji, which would be 喜助.

Hope this helps!
qwirky on April 7th, 2011 01:47 am (UTC)
Re: "Kisuke"
Thank you~ That helps a lot. The furigana does look like "saisho" for that kanji I thought might be "Kisuke." :3 Then it looks like Ichigo just says something like his beginning skills were taught to him, and that's it. He doesn't give a name, and MS added that in for some reason~

Edited at 2011-04-07 01:50 am (UTC)
superficialesuperficiale on April 7th, 2011 02:10 am (UTC)
Chaaaad I am so attracted to you now.
superficialesuperficiale on April 7th, 2011 02:12 am (UTC)
Ditto for Jackie.
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luminous85luminous85 on April 7th, 2011 03:04 am (UTC)
Rukia's powers water based, aren't they? If the badge is connected to Rukia somehow(emotionally as it seems), it'd be amazing if Ichigo could summon her eventually with the badge getting wet or something. I mean she was the reason he got Shinigami powers in the first place. Deriving his power through water now would be an interesting way of connecting them, too. If that turned out to be the case, with every rainfall Ichigo becomes stronger. We all know the current symbolism rain has for Ichigo.

-My take, rain can be destructive and depressing, but it also is a symbol of life and cleansing.

What would worry me some is if Rukia showed up through the badge. Would Ginjou try to harm her? Is he waiting for something like this to happen or is the badge a key to get into Soul Society? Maybe Tsukishima is trying to warn them(going about it the wrong way albeit)? Can't wait until next week to see what his powers are all about.
Danielwdboldstar on April 7th, 2011 05:16 am (UTC)
Chad being a GQMF?

Possible indications that this story will move along relatively quickly?

Ichigo showing that he does have a brain for battle every once in a while?

A Mysterious voice that has a very high chance of being Rukia?

Kubo, you tease. <3
♀*La Muerte Chiquita*♀: uriori fightla_kalaka on April 7th, 2011 05:39 am (UTC)
Likes Jackie style, I didn't expect her to be this temperamental but I can understand her a bit after all, for the way Ichigo is fighting but... yeah I'm glad that Ichigo and Kubo remembers that the guy got a lot of experience. I would like that Kubo could recall that on Ishida's case.

I'm gonna wait for the ext chapter, I'm not sure aout the yell, but Jackie got surprised, so she saw something wrong in Ichigo.
astridstarr00astridstarr00 on April 7th, 2011 06:00 am (UTC)
Kind of an eh chapter for me. I still just can't get into the fullbringers for some reason, and I really want to too. Maybe I will once/if Kubo develops them further.

And thank you Chad! Finally someone is asking some questions! Interesting that Chad and Ginjou discussed Tsukishima before, and of course Kubo has to be such a tease!

When I first saw the raw scans I could see the high possibility of the voice at the end being Rukia, but after reading the chapter I'm not so sure. I would love it to be of course, but I'm not sure I want to get my hopes up.
Adam Eppadam_epp on April 7th, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC)
Well, the Fullbringers are easily the least interesting batch of characters Kubo has thrown at us yet. They don't have any relevance to anything that's happened to the past in the manga (unlike, say, the Vizards, who allowed Kubo to explain why Ichigo had a hollow going crazy inside him). They aren't particularly threatening, unlike the Arrancar, and they feel like a bunch of filler characters, as a result. They have some superficial appeal in that their powers are unique in the series, but their strangeness also separates them from everyone else in Bleach, making them seem out of place. Tsukishima's the only one with piques any interest out of me, and it seems Kubo recognizes this. Hence, the reason why we don't see any response to Chad's question in this chapter.

Anyway, that's why I think the Fullbringers aren't doing it for people. They feel like they don't really matter in the series, so why should we care about them?
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miss_ragdollmiss_ragdoll on April 7th, 2011 07:38 am (UTC)
Oh well, well... what an amazing fighting chapter :DD

what can be said about the fight? good ol' times, I missed fights xD Mr. Pork doesn't count as fight but as a brawl if anything XD
It's up to page 14 when it gets interesting non fighting related ^^

I don't think Ichigo needed someone to tell him again all this you're not shinigami your body is gonna get wounded and you'll die shit again. He knows; he's buying timer :D I know because his face doesn't change, he's not surprised in the slightest ;) he was taking all the hits without changing his expression, which in fighting language (and playing cards) mean having a trump card hidden; yes, he was analysing her fullbring. yes, this can slow down your fighting skills because you have to pay attention. But if you are a fast thinker and battle born as Ichigo is... it gets you direct to battle win :DD

And Kubo is such a tease! we get to see hottie face at page 17 and my heart did *badump*!! XD
And then we get to see Ichi enjoying the fight!! XD No shirosaki please, just because he's enjoying xD I adore this face! ichigo in all of his glory, battle born! hell yeah, go for it you brave boy! he was thinking while dodging. duh, he's not dumb ^^ just a bit naive sometimes, too much for a believer in the human race XD but he's definitely analitical, and that has its goo, goo points ^^

Now for the last page...mother of god. (I know that's not the correct expression, but it's a spanish joke currently going on) OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now that I look at it in full page and High resolution, it LOOKS like the dark light from his fullbring is changing and the voice calling his name comes outside the badge. ¬¬ too much for a dream X_D

Buuuuut I still think when the fullbring evolves we'll get to see something more (due to I dunno which theater law, you don't bring a weapon at the beginning of the pay if you are not intending to use it later :3)

I liked the chapter, but too much for a cliffhanger! Kubo sensei you troll way too much :_D
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on April 7th, 2011 12:31 pm (UTC)

The ending seriously teased me too much. I'm a wreck just a day later. Check in with in a week and I'll ... look worse than Sensei in that music mag pic XD Annie and I had bet going for about 10 minutes as to whether it was Rukia coming from the badge. I was so tentative about it being her but now evidence has convinced me that it's simply Jackie expressing her surprise at whatever is going on with the badge--that's how I read it when all we had were the raw spoilers.

Still doesn't mean all that wetness may not make the badge act like a transmitter again. Annie calls it cheating but I'll get my noodles if Rukia's voice shows in any case. XD


Next chapter, 444, better be DEADLY GOOD.