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01 July 2011 @ 12:22 pm
omfg this new bleach musical, I haz news  

I'm here to redeem Annie. Actually Annie has the news. Not that people will believe her easily now, lol--this news is pretty LOL. First, we have very cheesy IchiRuki goings-on in the new musical. I have to say it's not stuff I recognize as MY IchiRuki from the manga. I mean, fanservice is fanservice but this is pretty over-the-top. It's effing Romeo and Juliet IchiRuki version. Kubo is tweeting as I type that he's seen it and liked it, though. Translations by nacchan_touya  at the IR FC at BA: http://bleachasylum.com/threads/18560-v55-IchiRuki-FC-The-Story-of-Destiny-Begins?p=2809266&viewfull=1#post2809266

Next, we have a musical booklet drawing and message from Kubo himself--Kubo drew the fashionista!Ichigo and... well, see for yourself. The picture comes via Annie:

I know this character is supposed to be a PART of Ichigo but but but... well, Nacchan said all she could see was

 Lady Camille Catherine Cecily Lloyd-George X: Happy matsuskilly_n_duff on July 1st, 2011 05:41 pm (UTC)
Cannot unsee!

Mixed feelings about this musical--I love love LOVE Burimyu but am unsure about this whole "original story". Ugh, Kubo, why can't this "crying over you" stuff happen more IN THE MANGA?!?
_debbiechan_: What would KUBO DO?_debbiechan_ on July 1st, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC)

I have very mixed feelings myself. I mean, I usually end up LOVING the musicals ... partly for the LOL factor ... but this...

I don't know. The shipping stuff is so over the top. Part of me is wow, is this what IchiRuki has come to in Japan? Embraces, singing these words about vows, this dying while protecting Romeo Juliet stuff while Kubo sits there in the audience la la la like it's NO BIG DEAL--? Yeah, that's sort of cool.

Another part of me is... Kubo does IchiRuki so much better. He's got a master's touch--he doesn't do it like this. This is as flamboyant as fashonista!Ichigo's hair.
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산토끼 × san-toki: 『ad』 → osaka || I has a thoughtsan_toki on July 1st, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)
1) I love that we call him fashionista!Ichigo. I will love that forever.

2) I lol'd at how ridics the musical is. I mean I guess it is sweet but the summary read like a bad fanfiction.

3) What the heck is Byakushi saying? Is he Grandmother Willow now?
hinodeh: barragan laughs twicehinodeh on July 1st, 2011 06:06 pm (UTC)
What the heck is Byakushi saying? Is he Grandmother Willow now?

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brightelephonebrightelephone on July 1st, 2011 05:45 pm (UTC)
To me fashionista!Ichigo looks like Kôga from the zanpaku-tô filler. It's the red... Clothing-thingie and the hair. I can't really bring myself to care about the shipping-related stuff. The musicals have always loved IchiRuki, so I'm not that surprised. XD
jpblackjpblack on July 1st, 2011 05:51 pm (UTC)
There a translation for his message? Thanks for all this. I wonder if they put the musicals on DVD...
qwirky on July 1st, 2011 05:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, all of the previous musicals are on DVD.
Nacchan: ichiruki sepedaannacchan_touya on July 1st, 2011 05:57 pm (UTC)
LOL this musical plots and all feels so anime-ish, no wonder since Kida Tsuyoshi the director IS from anime staff

and zomg .... that Kokutooster .___.
qwirky on July 1st, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
>_> Fashionista!Ichigo with the rooster haircut... I've been corrupted now...

Fashionista!Ichigo could be Kubo's vision of Ichigo at 40 human years, I guess. His chin gets bigger, he gets the sleepy eyelids, he dyes his hair like a rooster... yeah, I can sorta see it. ;___;

The IchiRuki fanservice is off-the-charts here. Not subtle in the slightest. XD XD
annie_08annie_08 on July 1st, 2011 06:00 pm (UTC)
I love Nacchan's pic LOOOOOOOL *cannot unseen*

I love fanservice. But this one is....too much? It's too cheesy for IchiRuki. I love that a director said it before how he thought their bond is deeply developed in manga so he put in it musical. It means this is how HE view IchiRuki based on Kubo's work. At the same time I still don't believe manga!IchiRuki would be this sappy ._.
mezzo_marinaiomezzo_marinaio on July 1st, 2011 06:02 pm (UTC)

peca_06: FUFUFUpeca_06 on July 1st, 2011 09:03 pm (UTC)
LOLOLOLOL XDDDDD It looked like Kensei (threesome?) to me for some reason, but yeah lol, Byakuya's eyes and Renji's hair LMAO! *___*
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hinodeh: painful memory ichirukihinodeh on July 1st, 2011 06:13 pm (UTC)
I like the darker, more somber coloring of the movie pics. KT's stuff is usually a tad brighter.

And lol@ fashionista!Ichigo's rooster hair style. Perfect comparison.

Have to agree with everyone that the IchiRuki in the musical seems a bit too schmaltzy.
darkmaiden94darkmaiden94 on July 1st, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
LMAO yeah. Sort of have mixed feelings about this Musical too. XD

Fanservice is fanservice but...all that cheese! I mean, did they seriously do all that sappy stuff on stage? XD Maybe it's not as ridiculously sappy as it is in text? I dunno. I mean...wow... XD

gruskekgruskek on July 1st, 2011 06:55 pm (UTC)
fashionista!Ichigo sort of reminds me of pendulum!Kensei but with a bad dye-job xD

Well, Kubo's having fun and experimenting, so it's all good.

The colouring is really interesting.

The musicals have always been ridiculous, so no surprise there. I hope the singing is good in this one, because in one I attempted to watch it was meh (I'm not even sure any more which one that was).
Danielwdboldstar on July 1st, 2011 06:59 pm (UTC)
Man, we have been denied sustained Ichiruki for literally YEARS in the manga (We had a couple brief reunions, which were AMAZING, don't get me wrong, but were also brief), so I honestly don't mind reveling in a bit of fluff, won't even lie. >_>
manonlechat: hipster belle: i read fairy tales ironicmanonlechat on July 1st, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC)
So wait--Rukia dies in the musical?? Does she get revived?? I know that musicals =/= manga but I still want to know.
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on July 1st, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)

She's gets revived. Don't know details yet.
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The Main Gauche of Enlightenment: Scanty DAT ASSvelvetsword on July 1st, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
WTF, Rukia dies in the musical?

In other news, LOL @ that fanservice
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on July 1st, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)

Reportedly she doesn't stay dead but we don't have the details yet about how she comes back...

But yeaaaaah, fanservice. This is just whipping Japan into a frenzy and Kubo knows it.
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peca_06peca_06 on July 1st, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
So... Ichigo has an executive transvestite (see Eddie Izzard http://timesonline.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/04/21/eddie_izzard.jpg ) inside or is part of him??? WTF @__@ . I don't get that XDDDDDDDDDDDDDD. Ichigo looks to us like saying "I dare you to laugh!" lololololol It looks like Kensei's gay brother XD.

The musical is cheeeezy lmao. I prefer less cheese in my IR, but if Kubo does some cheese in canon manga, I won't be complaining XD
Bird: Gin&Aizen; spitting riceinkedfeathers on July 10th, 2011 12:07 pm (UTC)
You win for the Eddie Izzard reference.
darkslover: Headdeskdarkslover on July 1st, 2011 09:28 pm (UTC)
So, THIS is the guy who designed the Fullbring armor. EVERYTHING IS CLEAR, NOW.
AppleSweetRoseapplesweetrose on July 1st, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
This leaves me speechless hahaha
Oh my. I don't even…
Nacchan's picture just KILLS me XD
The comments here are hilarious.

Wtf XD

As for the amount of cheese in the musical…
Lol it's just too much, and I am probably one of the sappiest (?) person out there!
Lol they took the beautiful, moving bond of IchiRuki and just ran away to lala land with it and came back with melting gouda and fashionista!Ichigo XD
nivek01nivek01 on July 1st, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
I'll wait for the musical to come out before I comment on the cheesiness of the whole thing. But on paper, it sounds really over the top, like others have said. Then again, my brother about put down Bleach when I told him there's a scene where Rukia is standing behind a depressed Ichigo, yelling about how she thinks he's a man and holds him in her heart, and this causes him to gain his confidence back. So yeah, I'll wait till the musical comes out.

Naachan...why must you do such evil things? I'll never stop seeing the rooster... ;___;
aryastarkx: bleach 4aryastarkx on July 2nd, 2011 12:35 am (UTC)
I'm sorta hoping that Kubo matches this level of cheese with the inevitable ichiruki manga scenes (although he probably won't, but you never know.) It's cheesy, but it would be so great to see fandom's reactions to it in manga-canon form kekekekeke.
Silvia: ichiruki departingsilverarmada on July 2nd, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
Ichigo definitely looks older in this fashionista!Ichigo version. Do we have a translation of Kubo's message on the drawing? In addition, who/what is this alternate Ichigo? Is it related to the musical plot? I guess I'm just confused.

BTW Deebie who made your icon, and is it gankable? That's one of my favorite IchiRuki doujinshis. <3
_debbiechan_: ichirukisex by ileenka_debbiechan_ on July 2nd, 2011 09:45 am (UTC)

You can have it. Credit Ileenka. <3 I love her icons.
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林: ichiruki duethaya5h1 on July 2nd, 2011 02:37 am (UTC)
BAHAHAHAH. I've been a bit apprehensive because it's a whole new cast (except Rukia) but I'm super psyched now! Got my tickets, got my flight, got my hotel, just waiting till August. woo hoo!

(And imho the cheesiness IS the best part of the musicals. I don't know how to describe it - inside the darkened theater, the music, the stardust, the spotlights, and the sheer boundless physical energy of the performers radiating to the audience make it all seem so much more, er... acceptable?XD I guess I'm just very forgiving, lol.)
_debbiechan_: bleach_debbiechan_ on July 2nd, 2011 09:52 am (UTC)

haha, I would probably feel the same in the theatre. I love musicals and I love Bleach and even watching the Bleach musicals on the computer--after the initial wtf, I've come to love them all....

I would love this I suppose but... yeah, new cast, new very youngish looking Ichigo. Miki is fabulous. It's probably very good for what it is. I hope the fans who see it get what they want.

I just want my MANGAAAAAAAAA IR *cries*
Super Nintendo Chalmers: Ariel - word of the day is strawberries_85 on July 2nd, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
What the hell is this...I don't even...
anostiana on July 2nd, 2011 12:27 pm (UTC)
O.O Ichigo what are they doing to you!!!!???? O.O

First the Power Ranger's costume in the manga.... and now a rooster head???? wtf?

I miss normal Ichigo in his sexy shinigami suit.... *nod nod*
Adam Eppadam_epp on July 2nd, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
That hair looks almost as stupid as Ichigo's old mullet.
Slipstremeslipstreme on July 2nd, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
Am I the only one that kind of likes that hairstyle? Though I honestly wish they'd stop changing the man! Seriously. How many new Ichigos (complete with a new power set) do we get to see only to never see them again? Trope or not, it is annoying.

I probably wont get to see any of the musicals. Still haven't seen the third movie yet!