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27 May 2011 @ 06:05 am
Jump Shop Wall, Puppycar Novel  

The Jump Shop, Tokyo Station renovation includes this Bleach scene on their new wall: http://twitpic.com/5344xp
(It's the only Bleach scene featured)

The novel in UnMasked will be about .... Yammi's dog! The novel, approved by Kubo and featuring his illustrations like previous Bleach novels, will be by Matsubara Makoto. It is separate from the new Bleach chapter in UnMasked which is art by Kubo-sensei about Ulquiorra and appears from the panels in the ad we've seen to cover Ulquiorra's backstory.  From this post at BA, czel's translation from the Chinese from spoilers in Japanese on 2ch by Ohana:

961 :ohana ◆IR7jauNn4E :2011/05/26(木) 00:56:24.69 ID:aFykY59nP
6/3 50巻とキャラブック同时発売
表纸は ウルキオラ

972 :ohana ◆IR7jauNn4E :2011/05/26(木) 01:23:07.18 ID:aFykY59nP
描き下ろしマンガは ウルキオラの物语。

13 :ohana ◆IR7jauNn4E :2011/05/26(木) 02:09:53.47 ID:aFykY59nP

26 :ohana ◆IR7jauNn4E :2011/05/26(木) 02:27:06.19 ID:aFykY59nP

31 :ohana ◆IR7jauNn4E :2011/05/26(木) 02:33:01.38 ID:aFykY59nP

34 :ohana ◆IR7jauNn4E :2011/05/26(木) 02:36:27.40 ID:aFykY59nP
内容は松原って人なんだと思う。 Chinese translate by 千真叶


首批限定版里面有描画的特别圆盖。(圆盖就是圆圆的画着画的盖子一样的东西,日本有很多,能挂在衣服上的, 做装饰的,像纽扣一样的东西。)



apparently kubo's comic is about ulquiorra's story
and the novel is about yammy and his dog (ah.... so it wasn't a vizard story)

english translation:

Spoilers for character book is out
together with volume 50, it will be out in 3rd of june
Ichigo's fashion page
drawn down manga
cover is ulqiuorra

character book
The ichigo's fashion page is a fashion show of ichigo wearing a strawberry color clothes
comic is ulqiuorra's story

13: (I don't understand what's ohana saying, so..can't translate )

character book has written alot
Ichigo's fashion show
transparent stickers
Kon's raw collection
list of magnificent skills
Collection of all the battles
set of japanese title translation
Bleach decision table of uniform strength
the first limited edition will have a special gift (描き下ろしスぺシャルカバー I'm not sure what does it call, just refer to kon's point 3 pic)
The novel takes place where yammy is
that bone dog's sob story <- Kon said so
Comic is ulqiuorra's story

picture is too small and white, but it's easy to understand
speaking of dog, I've thought of the dog is the one who's with yammy, sorry If I was wrong.

a details of makoto matsubara & kubo tite
drawing was done by kubo
so I guess the content is matsubara


yammy's dog wins!!!! XD

As I wrote at BA about the Ulquiorra backstory and is he or isn't coming back in the manga stuff that people seem to be discussing again...

Meh, the way I'm looking at this backstory now is that it's as canon as chapters 00 which were introduced in the databooks instead of WSJ. They're chapters today that readers regard as THE manga, no more or less than Hitsugaya's backstory--they were given numbers even. I'll bet you this Ulquiorra chapter (it's being called a "CHAPTER" even) will be given a number, so it has to be considered part of the manga.

So, does Kubo telling Ulquiorra's backstory now mean Ulqui's done for? Could be. Or does Kubo telling Ulquiorra's backstory now mean he's setting the stage for more story? That could be too.

I happen to believe in the latter, but then I've always believed in Ulquiorra's return for reasons more than "he needs a backstory." I believe he's got a future in Bleach (one non-shipping reason: he needs to throw his lanza del Relampago successfully)


breaking news--
I was disappointed in the UnMasked cover to be honest--I thought it looked rather plain but now I hear that the ad says that there will be a "gimmick" to the cover. I wonder if it's a holograph.. or one of those things where if you tilt the cover in the light, you'll see Ulqui naked... LOL or at least unmasked.
The Main Gauche of Enlightenment: Kneesocks is shocked (glasses askew)velvetsword on May 27th, 2011 11:45 am (UTC)
That one panel is going to be more well-known than the the Soukyoku scene, and is already more well-known than anything that happened in Hueco Mundo. Look at the marketing blitz in place for that goddamn thing.

The whole last part of that chapter is like a license to print money.
_debbiechan_: bitches love me by aubreywitch_debbiechan_ on May 27th, 2011 12:07 pm (UTC)

homan, I know... oh I just got breaking news, gotta make an eta:

I was disappointed in the UnMasked cover to be honest--I thought it looked rather plain but now I hear that the ad says that there will be a "gimmick" to the cover. I wonder if it's a holograph.. or one of those things where if you tilt the cover in the light, you'll see Ulqui naked... LOL or at least unmasked.
darth crackerjack: omg squee!qwirky on May 27th, 2011 01:04 pm (UTC)
If they sold prints of just that panel, it'd probably sell just as well as the current tankoubon. *shot* At the very least, it'd sell very well :D

Featuring the good-bye in a WSJ ad after the chapter came out, and now as a sticker of the scene in Unmasked is a step in the right direction. Now make it into a poster, stationary, and T-shirts, WSJ! :yell
The Main Gauche of Enlightenmentvelvetsword on May 27th, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
balladbirdballadbird on May 27th, 2011 12:36 pm (UTC)
*shrug* Congrats marketing campaign. I'm hooked. I'm so excited by the prospects of the information this book contains that even the snark of the Ulquiorra haters hasn't bothered me... and that's not something I can usually claim, being the guy who was once accused of "finding anyone who says the slightest negative thing about Ulquiorra and pouncing on them" XD
_debbiechan_: ulqui gif_debbiechan_ on May 27th, 2011 12:46 pm (UTC)

Hey, this is an Ulquiorra PAR-TEE as far as I'm concerned. I'm SO happy. I've had my copy pre-ordered for weeks when I was only hoping Ulqui would make the cover. Now that I know there's so many goodies... *dances*
lorkylorklorkylork on May 27th, 2011 01:26 pm (UTC)
That scene...*cries*....where oh where is Rukia?

The rescue scene of SS vs this heartfelt scene...I am currently going to console myself with cookies or sth.

Hello, there, Ulquiorra...I have missed ya. Anything with Ulqui...am game...me likey the cover...

Relena: Bird in Amaranthali_scheggiate on May 27th, 2011 01:30 pm (UTC)
I was surprised seeing that the cover's background color was plain white, even if it was nice considering it would match the Masked databook as Rukia's anime book matched Ichigo's databook.

And I expected at least a lot of glitter on that cover, so now that "gimmick" is confirmed, I'm relieved.
Super Nintendo Chalmers: Ulquiorrastrawberries_85 on May 27th, 2011 02:03 pm (UTC)
So...where can I buy this "Unmasked"?
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on May 27th, 2011 03:55 pm (UTC)

shipping is expensive but the best place is amazonjp--fast and reliable. http://tinyurl.com/3q6d8cz I understand it's sold out everywhere else?
Super Nintendo Chalmersstrawberries_85 on May 27th, 2011 04:01 pm (UTC)
Uh...how the hell do I navigate that site? D:
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on May 27th, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)

I didn't give you the link in English? There should be somewhere on the page where you can click to read amazonjp in (mostly) English... if you're on then you search "UnMasked" and it takes you to the page, click "preorder" and if you have an amazon account (go make one on an English speaking site or your preferred language if you don't) you can check out with your credit card as you ordinarily would.
Super Nintendo Chalmers: Madoka! <3 (close up)strawberries_85 on May 28th, 2011 01:10 am (UTC)
Oh, I found that option now. Sorry about that, I really should've been sleeping when I made that comment. XD /fail
hinodeh: Your suffering amuses mehinodeh on May 27th, 2011 02:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks for collecting all the information on this book here, Deb!

Hahahaha, I also wonder what exactly will be up with the cover.
Kismet's Kiss: Ulquihime Animeinulover4eva648 on May 27th, 2011 02:50 pm (UTC)
._. All I've ever wanted was to see some more scenes, and a background story about Ulquiorra... this is wonderful ^_^ I'm so happy, but also so sad.. my little heart was holding out for the possibility of his reincarnation... and now this probably means that won't happen :(
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_debbiechan_: 1200_debbiechan_ on May 27th, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC)

Yeah. If I know Kubo, the chapter will probably bring up MORE questions rather than answering all we want to know, lol. But if the chapter ties things up, I'll feel it and be sad ... AGAIN.
rensozukenrensozuken on May 27th, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
You know, I read it somewhere on a forum.

I believe the backstory will begin with Ulquiorra staring at his hand and wondering "what is this emptiness?", and eventually skipping to a parallel scene where he's staring at his hand again after Orihime gave him the heart. "This thing in my hand.. Is the heart?" He finds his answer, and this way resolves his story.
_debbiechan_: Ulqui by ariol_debbiechan_ on May 27th, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)

Ten to one that doesn't happen.


He does seem to be looking at his hand in the panel but he was Vastrolorde before so it's not like he hasn't seen a hand before. The connection to the hands seems relevant but I just can't see Ulquiorra at that time acknowledging that he's missing anything. Let's just wait for Kubo's story. I do hope there are parallels. I bet there are but parallels don't necessarily equate resolution.
they're all just third eye blind lyricslackasexical on May 27th, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
That would be one hell of a lame ass resolution. I'm not going to the track with it.
they're all just third eye blind lyricslackasexical on May 27th, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
Most, if not all, people who defended the possibility of Ulquiorra's return NEVER used "he needs a back story before he can be officially dead111" as one of their points. Because it's shitty reasoning to rely on and it doesn't mean anything, despite what the fanboi theories~ would have you think.
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they're all just third eye blind lyricslackasexical on May 27th, 2011 11:24 pm (UTC)
Exactly, if you were thinking that the lack of a back story helped his case, it wasn't because he had to have one just for the sake of it. It only counts to the extent that it answers questions and closes the door on future growth. You can't use it as the be-all-end-all when trying to figure out if any character is dead or not.
jpblackjpblack on May 27th, 2011 03:16 pm (UTC)
Fuck yeah, Yammy's dog. My wallet can't take this!
oh gallant piglet,: yammi's dogaizome on May 27th, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)

agenttexasagenttexas on May 27th, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC)
Hell yeah, I've always wondered what was up with that dog! XD

I was disappointed by the cover too, seemed bland for as cool as it sounded.

"you'll see Ulqui naked"

XDDDD I died of laughter. I'd totally have to get that XD

Ichigo fashion? Sounds sexy...can't wait for this to come out :d

Can you buy this on Amazon? Just curious because that's where I buy all my books. ^^
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on May 27th, 2011 07:22 pm (UTC)

It may be available in Kino's in America eventually but right now it's only available for preorder overseas--at amazonjp, link upthread. It may be a long while before its officially translated to other languages.
they're all just third eye blind lyricslackasexical on May 27th, 2011 09:23 pm (UTC)
smooshmelonssmooshmelons on May 27th, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
xD now I want to make a Puppycar plush again.
(Anonymous) on May 28th, 2011 01:26 am (UTC)
I'm STILL not giving up on his return! I can care less if he ends up with Orihime or not. I don't care anymore! I just want him back! ;)

crissy_maicrissy_mai on May 28th, 2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
well as soon as it gets out in English translation, I do intend of getting it. If it will get out in English I am still waiting for Fade to black movie)
Anne Caroline B. Fernandes: Loki WHATanne_1905 on May 28th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
DIDN'T SEE A NOVEL ABOUT PUPPYCAR COMING. But for some reason, I'm looking forward to it <3

I'm curious about Ulquiorra backstory too. But at the same time, I'm kind of sad. Unfortunately, backstory means death forever in Bleach. Well, you never know, but still...