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03 June 2011 @ 04:08 pm
Ulquiorra Comic in Unmasked  
Scanned by Mz D at BleachAsylum Original Post

Images and translated script under cut

Edit: changed the part about "tsukanu" as a Japanese friend pointed it out to me.


[Page 1]
not be, but be

[Page 2]
What is there, over there?

[Page 3]
There is nothing

[Page 4]
I was born at the bottom of a pit where no light shone.

As if pressed together by the darkness
Uncertain of what to become
Born under those dark, dark sediments

I had a white form
My comrades were all in pure black

In those black forms, with their eyes shining and teeth baring, they were certainly eating something.
And then...

[Page 5]
There was nothing to me, except my eyes.

[[The other hollows wanted to attack/eat ulquiorra but he killed them all and climbed out of that pit himself]]

[Page 6]
I felt nothing
No, rather
It was possible that what I felt was "void", yet
I could hear nothing,
I could bite nothing
I could smell nothing
I could feel nothing as I touch
I could not rest
I had no companion

Just walking, alone

The things reflected in my eyes have no meaning
The things that could not be reflected in my eyes, do not exist.

[Page 7]
When I had arrived at that thought
I have found something extraordinary

It was, somewhat, the place of birth for those strange, translucent objects that dotted this world.
It was the first time my eyes have been captured.

With no colour,
With no sound,
With no scent,
Does not interact with anything,
It only exists there.

It was the closest existence to "void" that I had ever laid eyes on.

[Page 8]
I sank my body into that great "void"

There was nothing there,
Even I had lost my line of vision, and dissolved into the void,
And felt as if everything had disappeared.


[Page 9]
Orihime: Wah! You scared me!
I was going to wake you up, but you're awake. I got surprised.
But I was relieved, to know that Ulquiorra-kun could actually sleep

Ulquiorra: .........It's Ulquiorra.

[Page 10]
Ulquiorra: Don't refer to me as you would a human, I said.
When you call me, call me "Ulquiorra"
Call me only that.

If such a thing called happiness exists in this world, it should be something which resembles the limitless nothingness.
Nihility is having nothing, and having nothing to lose.
If that isn't "happiness", then what is?

The things reflected in my eyes have no meaning
The things that could not be reflected in my eyes, do not exist.

[Page 11]
There is nothing

In you

And in me.

Newborn!Ulquiorra speaks in a very archaic fashion, he does talk a bit more modernly during the arrancar arc. Interesting to note.

sidonzo on June 3rd, 2011 08:19 am (UTC)
I love this. <3 Thank you for showing us.
Issues: Orihime-slidinglovely_masoka on June 3rd, 2011 08:21 am (UTC)
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/so happy will elaborate later/
Kylara: unnecessary pantskarenai on June 3rd, 2011 08:21 am (UTC)
You're awesome, Cez. Thanks, dear. *loves*
Himeko: Dkhlmeko on June 3rd, 2011 08:23 am (UTC)
WHAT.... I ...BUT I.... IT'S....
I CAN'T EVEN... This...

I don't know if just to feel happy or cry or what because at the end I'm so shocked I could not understand a thing. Bleach is the worst relationship I have ever had.
vastrea: uq <3vastrea on June 3rd, 2011 08:39 am (UTC)
Seconded! ;*;
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_debbiechan_: Ulqui by ariol_debbiechan_ on June 3rd, 2011 08:24 am (UTC)

Thank you so much Cez. :cry :cry :cry

So much for Kubo writing a backstory... wtf is this UlquiHime love doujin I'm reading?
I just woke at 2 a.m., found the DHL tracking number for my copy of UnMasked (it just left Japan on a plane :cry) and your translation and MzD's scans at BA of Kubo's chapter.

Sensei's pity and irony at work again here. Ulquiorra. Ulquiorra. What you don't know is everything you will know. :cry :cry :cry
Super Nintendo Chalmers: Ulquiorra - The Luststrawberries_85 on June 3rd, 2011 08:25 am (UTC)
Once again, thank you for the translation. :)

*Skips off into happy land*

P.S. Can we be sure that Kubo didn't steal the plot for this comic from a doujin?

Edited at 2011-06-03 08:26 am (UTC)
self-proclaimed cookie monster: c is for cookiexxboo_radleyxx on June 4th, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
I actually wrote a fanfic similiar to this three days ago and then this popped up. Glad to know I'm reading Bleach right. XD
riotpunkdanceriotpunkdance on June 3rd, 2011 08:27 am (UTC)
What a lovely comic! It tugged at my heartstrings! Thank you for sharing! <3

(Loved how Orihime was included!)
melodymixmelodymix on June 3rd, 2011 08:31 am (UTC)
Did Kubo just draw an UlqOri doujin?

Oh yes he DIIIIID :D

Oh man, I'm starting to get lured into the UlqOri fandom more and more. I'm still sticking up with IshiOri but I have to admit, UlqOri relationship is very deep and beautiful. Almost makes me wish Ulq was a human so bet can be with Inoue without too much hassle!
vastrea: uq <3vastrea on June 3rd, 2011 08:35 am (UTC)
Thank you SO MUCH for this <3

Actually I'm so fangirling atm that I don't have any coherent and/or intelligent comment to make, just: waaaaaaa *_*//

The last page had me fainting, period. Now I want to read the poem +_+

Thank you and who postes it @ BA again! *goes repping*
manonlechat: ulquiorra cifermanonlechat on June 3rd, 2011 08:35 am (UTC)
This is wonderful.

Soooo sad but so wonderful.

And just when you think Ulquiorra couldn't get more emo... He was the little outcast devil from the nest. Awww.

More thoughts tomorrow.

Edit: On second thought, was he outcast or did he eat his companions??? Because that looks like blood dripping down his hand on the first page where he is alone.

Edited at 2011-06-03 08:38 am (UTC)
廚二病chuuni on June 3rd, 2011 08:41 am (UTC)
Ohh actually, I think they wanted to attack/eat him and then he killed them all.

Yeah that makes more sense
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jenny_jade: Everything Divides Usjenny_jade on June 3rd, 2011 08:40 am (UTC)
Thank Cez for all the translation & Mz D who provided the scanlation <333

I'm still in heaven right now for such happiness. The story is so beautifull, full of irony and angst. Aa Ulquiorra ;A; It's happiness, it's happiness right there when you woke up.

Still impossible to think like a sane person right now.

No matter whatever wank occured, this is totally an UlquiHime lovestory doujinshi in disguise of Ulquiorra's backstory. Kubo-sensei, is this your untold story that you can't put into the manga itself because of such angst and cheese?
they're all just third eye blind lyricslackasexical on June 3rd, 2011 08:41 am (UTC)
Thanks for the trans Cez, as always <33

I swear to God Kubo fucking ships it.
廚二病chuuni on June 3rd, 2011 09:01 am (UTC)
I agree.

Just because it's a shounen doesn't mean the mangaka can't have their own shipping preferences. Just look at Naruto.
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(Anonymous) on June 3rd, 2011 08:44 am (UTC)
"Kubo drew UlquiHime doujinshi" will become the new meme soon xD xD xD

Oooooh, I loved it, both the backstory and the shippy scene! SHE WAS TOTALLY WATCHING HIM SLEEP. THAT IS SHIPPY STUFF IN JAPAN.


/end of capslock... for now

_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on June 3rd, 2011 08:53 am (UTC)

I just realized--if this is a backstory, it's a lousy one because it doesn't tell how Ulqui joined up w/ Aizen like other backstories have done. It doesn't tell why Ulqui kept his second release secret from Aizen...

there are still unanswered questions.
廚二病chuuni on June 3rd, 2011 09:00 am (UTC)
They may be important unanswered questions to us, but whether Kubo deems them important is another matter. And that really relies on whether Ulquiorra would be brought back into the story later.
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Kaitoru: bleach ulquiorrakaitoru on June 3rd, 2011 09:00 am (UTC)

oh ho ho ho.
darkslover: Alucard Bowingdarkslover on June 3rd, 2011 09:54 am (UTC)
*laughs with you*
selenityshiroiselenityshiroi on June 3rd, 2011 09:01 am (UTC)
Okay, I'm in work and am checking this out on my crappy phone and won't be able to see this properly till I get home but from what I can tell...


Thank you, Kubo!
hinodeh: Your suffering amuses mehinodeh on June 3rd, 2011 09:05 am (UTC)
I can't stop flailing!

"Nothing can touch me"----> Ulquiorra touches Orihime multiple times and she touches him eventually in a very metaphorical way.

Ulquiorra talks about having no companion----> next scene we have him sleeping on the couch while Orihime acts almost domestic around him if they weren't prisoner and captor.

Ulquiorra is the outcats amongst his bretheren----> Orihime treats him like a human and includes him that way.

Ulquiorra thinks the word "happiness"----->in the next panel he wakes up to Orihime's face.

Draw your own conclusions :P
sidonzo on June 3rd, 2011 09:09 am (UTC)
*flails with you
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(Anonymous) on June 3rd, 2011 09:06 am (UTC)
Btw, Ulquiorra, seriouly...

(Just making up stuff) "I will stay here to make sure you eat. Don't even think of escaping Las Noches" and doozes off???? xD Such incompetence (<3)

hinodeh: barragan laughs twicehinodeh on June 3rd, 2011 09:17 am (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHAHA, worst jailor ever award this year goes to.... ULQUIORRA CIFER!

*mad applause*
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midnight-ophelia: UlquiHime hand reachrhapsody89 on June 3rd, 2011 09:43 am (UTC)
Excuse me a moment while I get this out of my system:


Gods, Kubo is making my little UlquiHime shipping heart die a little inside. I want Ulquiorra back now so bad it hurts =__=
shinigami002shinigami002 on June 3rd, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
Yup, that pretty much sums it up :)
sleepwalkersleepwalkerrrr on June 3rd, 2011 09:52 am (UTC)
Wow. This is cool. It's like a one long poem.

I wonder what that void thing is in Ulquiorra's dreams. It seems to rip off his mask but if it's not something symbolic, I wonder if it's something that actually exists in HM. Something that makes Ulquiorra feel fulfilled. Maybe foreshadowing on something?

Or then just a giant bush in desert, and Ulquiorra likes sleeping in bushes.
pcuppypcuppy on June 3rd, 2011 10:34 am (UTC)
I think that hes talking about those quartz things that exist in HM. I don't think it rips off his mask. More like...he comes to an epiphany while looking at it and thinking about his nihilistic views and that triggers his evolution. Idk that's the way I saw it.
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(Anonymous) on June 3rd, 2011 09:52 am (UTC)
lmao at the UNMASKED thread in BA
people r flippant at the ulqhime comic in the same why they did to the ichiruki poem.
i'm no ulq/hime fan but it was sooo obvious that he had some intrest in her,also the comic has romantic undertone and is very shippy.
IMO the all dome pisco was to highlight Ulquiorra and not ichigo. kubo made it realy clear when it was ulq who saved ichigo,ishida and hime so it's quite Irritate me that ulq still considered "monster" and i'm not even his fan.
it's funny that people think when someone is changed by a girl, or when girl can touched\reach guy's heart and has so much impact on him and on his viewpoint it's not romantic- no way jose.
but if the girl has a crush on a guy becouse he's making funny faces and he smell nice then it's real love.
overall the comic made me like ulquiorra more.
『ミカオル』 ☆: Bleach: fangirlmikaoru on June 3rd, 2011 09:59 am (UTC)
omg Kubo that was so obvious .. it truly felt as a doujin >D
feé: ph ◦ fangirl~kyaaaryfee on June 3rd, 2011 10:25 am (UTC)
Holy crap.

/ulquihime in self revived/

balladbird: R2 Ulqballadbird on June 3rd, 2011 10:26 am (UTC)
Not so much a backstory as it is an introspective, but fascinating, nonetheless. XD

Pretty much all we get in terms of previous history is what Ulquiorra looked like as a hollow (how funny that he had bat wings down near his waist. I'm reminded of Morrigan from Darkstalkers. XD) and that he's the second confirmed natural arrancar of the Espada.

His monologuing and the last 3 pages or so were definitely a fine way to make me care about Bleach for five more minutes though. I can't squee as effectively as the fangirls, so I'll leave it at that. ^^
♀*La Muerte Chiquita*♀: Himetubola_kalaka on June 3rd, 2011 03:57 pm (UTC)
I like intropsective stuff pretty much, now read this while listening Moonshield, is so poetic *_*

I enjoyed the UlquiHime moment :3
aurawind: roxyaurawind on June 3rd, 2011 11:45 am (UTC)
BEST DAY OF MY LIFE = Kubo drawing Ulquihime <3333

thanks a lot!!!!