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12 July 2011 @ 12:55 pm
Bleach 456 is out  
Bleach 456 is up at MangaReader.

The MangaStream version is up also.





The spread is so adorable and is a huge improvement of the feet spread from a while back. Ichigo (in a terrible jacket), Rukiaaaaaargh, the nakama, several of the more popular shinigami (well, Kira is popular in Japan), Urahara Shouten represented, Shinji and Hiyori for the Vizards, KOONNNNNN, Aizen and Gin, Ulquiorra and Grimmjow, and also Ginjou and Tsukishima. I'm probably reading too much into the fact that Tsukishima is the chef, Ginjou looks like the maître d', and the brainwashed nakama are waiters and maids; maybe it's just the humans who are the staff at this anniversary celebration.

As expected, Inoue healed Tsukishima's arm.

Inoue and Chad look so sad at Ichigo having gone crazy.

Tsukishima's taken credit for Ichigo's battles and victories, the bastard. He's now another nakama to Inoue and Chad, and in their minds, it's due to Tsukishima's help that Ichigo always won.

It seems that Tsukishima's lackey is a Fullbringer, too, and he'll be fighting Ginjou. However, it's a bit surprising that Ginjou doesn't know the lackey, that he's a Fullbringer or what his power is, so that makes me reconsider the theory that Ginjou's working with Tsukishima.

Tsukishima explains that his power doesn't affect memories. Rather, he inserts himself into other people's pasts however he wants, and it's only Ichigo who now doesn't share the same past as everyone else. Oddly, Tsukishima says he now will fix that - presumably, he could have done that at any point prior to this, so why the delay on his part, and what does he really want? Is it just more mind-fucking?

The dig at Ginjou is sort of cute.

Poor Chad and Ichigo. These pages were moving, what with the angst between the nakama. Inoue looks unhappy at having to shield Tsukishima from Ichigo, and Chad doesn't want to fight Ichigo, but he does anyway. Chad declares that he didn't get stronger just so he could fight Ichigo, but he cuts Ichigo off before Ichigo can vocally echo those sentiments.

Tsukishima has gotten Ichigo to question why he got his powers back - all Ichigo wants to do is to protect all of his friends ("omae-ra"), and now this happens: he ends up having to fight against the very friends he wants to protect. Poor kid...




Note: As I was informed, the reason the Big Three are out earlier this week is because WSJ goes on sale in Japan this Saturday, rather than Sunday.
 
 
 
myladyblackmyladyblack on July 12th, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
woah DAMN fast this time! +trying not getting used to this+ lol

thx for sharing
qwirky on July 12th, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
I had the same question, but I was told it's out earlier this week because WSJ goes on sale earlier this week in Japan.
Super Nintendo Chalmersstrawberries_85 on July 12th, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC)
It's also out on Mangastream: http://mangastream.com/read/bleach/75840850/1
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on July 12th, 2011 05:28 pm (UTC)

Ah, their scan cleans are so much better. Can see the pix. But did Shi Shi really call Ginjou a bitch? Like Ichigo calling Tsuki a smug bastard last week. It seems added.
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Kim!: Nose Ponies!!!!spartydragon on July 12th, 2011 05:11 pm (UTC)
I wonder why they still crank out Bleach waaaaaaay before everything else, even though it hasn't been half as interesting as most of the other Jump manga. :B

Anyway. Blah blah, formulaic - oh hi Tsukishima - blah blah. Kubo slowed the pace down to a crawl again. :P
Kim!: Mushroom Mushroomspartydragon on July 12th, 2011 05:20 pm (UTC)
Oh wait, the big three are all out. Nevermind on the first bit.
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Eva: Thinking [Uta no Prince-sama]animeangel4eva on July 12th, 2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
GAHH NOT THE CLIFFHANGER!!!!
O____o At first I thought maybe its Urahara who was replaced, but hmm maybe not... But am I the only one who thinks that?
_debbiechan_: Bookman_debbiechan_ on July 12th, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC)

That's Tsukishima's silhouette in those panels.
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Super Nintendo Chalmers: QB - blinkingstrawberries_85 on July 12th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
I think Ichigo will need more than a few hugs to get over this mindfuck.
qwirky on July 12th, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
Therapy and booze, probably :/ Poor thing.
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_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on July 12th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)

Things did seem to slow down again with giant panels and some expected/repeated infos but I'm so happy with the color spread that's better than a half dozen chapters for me.

Looks like Shi Shi may not be a throw away character? I like him. Wondering about him now--even if he's used as comic relief next chapter I won't mind bc it's Sushi. <3

Oh Ichigo. :cry So sad your asking why you gained your powers. Such a total mindfuck.

I'm scared for Ishida to show up now. Chad and Hime are so thoroughly taken--will Ishida be this way too? He has to be smart enough to know he can't accomplish much by himself. Is he going to show w/Urahara et al.

Still trying to figure out why Rukia is so crazy eyed in the spread--it can't be Ichigo's outfit! Or her being incensed bc Renji is blithely waving that big wand of meat at her :lmao---Kon did something? Yoru and Soi were behind it? LOL, I can't tell.
qwirky on July 12th, 2011 05:43 pm (UTC)
It's true we never saw what Shi Shi's abilities were since he KOed himself with the beauty attack... We assumed he was a normal human, I guess, because of that?

Ichigo ;____; Yeah, I can't imagine what Ishida will bring to the table now. :/

I think Rukia's just being excited XD Renji's attempts to get her to eat his meat, though, are unsuccessful. (In the other spread, Ichigo didn't need to offer, she just went for it!)
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Avelera: Fight like a Girlathena799 on July 12th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
WHOA.

Do my eyes deceive me or have we hit rock bottom for Ichigo? Seriously I've never seen him this crazy or angry or INSANE.

I have to say tough, I really hope it is rock bottom so Ichigo can be rescued by Urahara and the gang. I miss his smile D:

Crazy theory: Tsukishima's assistant's Fullbring is some sort of "undoing", hence how he unscrewed the chandelier. He's going to be the key to undoing Tsuki's fullbring on everyone else, perhaps his power is why Tsuki kept him around in the first place and why the guy needs to be shown as friendly towards Orihime.
qwirky on July 12th, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
I think it'll still get worse for Ichigo. I hope it doesn't, but there's still Ishida and Urahara-tachi yet to come, and who knows if Ishida will bring back sanity or he'll go under as well. And if Ginjou's a bad guy (which I still think he is, regardless of whether he's working with Tsukishima or not), then there's that betrayal set up, too.

Interesting crack theory. I guess we'll see in a few chapters if his powers can apply the same to memories/powers just the same as metal screws. But I don't think him falling for Orihime's beauty meant anything (other than to throw us off and make us think he's just a random incompetent thug), unlike Riruka's scenes with Orihime.
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dvaB..aka..Yumicode_mari on July 12th, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
That's the first ever chapter that made me cry. It was so fucked up, and it's so frustrating that kindness can only lead to hell. Whaa, Sensei, you're so cruel! T_T

Hm, Orihime looked so much like Hinamori while attacking (or trying to) Hitsugaya. Like she was foreced to do it. It's understandable though.
peca_06peca_06 on July 12th, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
The weird unconscious betrayal (if I can call it that, because they are mindfucked) is hurting Ichigo so bad. I actually teared up T_____T.

Inoue's sad and numb stares at Ichigo when she was healing and protecting Tsukishima and Chad's I didn't get this powers to hurt you, but I must and specially judging Ichigo for being "DIFFERENT" was the most horrible and thinking how much they bonded together and formed an alliance, precisely because they were deemed different and were rejected, shunned and picked on by others is really ironic and hurtful.

... Because Tsukishima helped with Rukia's rescue? Man this guy's FB is bone chilling scary. It felt short, but very claustrophobic and suffocating. Ichigo is loosing it bad and Ginjou is apparently has been scratching his balls and now might fight Shishi? There is just no way Ichigo is going to be able to stop this guy alone.

The spread is fun. Is that Yamamoto singing karaoke in the back while Ukitake cheers LMAO!? Is Sunshuui drunk? what was Yoruichi and Soi Fon doing under the table? LOL at Rukia ignoring Renji's meat XDDD, Gin is there and seems to be looking on Matsu's way, etc... I don't know about Ichigo's outfit... It sure is... Festive XD! Too much influence from that "fashionista" side? hahaha
Catwoman & bitch extraordinaireelfishscallywag on July 13th, 2011 12:04 am (UTC)
Is Sunshuui drunk?
WHAT STRANGE QUESTION IS THIS.

And thank you for making me notice he's actually doing karaoke. My god. And Juuuu your face <3
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M: bleach ichirukisakurablosom on July 12th, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)
Aaaah I hate seeing Ichigo vs Chad and Orihime. Poor Ichigo, this whole Tsukishima ordeal is so heartbreaking to read. After he's worked so hard to get his powers back too :'(

BUT to me this is the perfect opportunity for someone Rukia from Soul Society or Urahara & co. or Rukiato come and support him cuz boy does he need it!

Also, big fan of the blatant UlquiHime-ness front and center in the color spread :Db
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qwirky on July 12th, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, maybe Tsukishima did a double cross, but perhaps Ginjou might've been thinking more along those lines (that scum! he two-timed me!) than focusing solely on ShiShi's power. Guess we'll find out :3
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mezzo_marinaiomezzo_marinaio on July 12th, 2011 06:10 pm (UTC)
Oooooh, the spread is lovely! ♥

Ulquiorra perving on Orihime, Gin perving on Rangiku, Rukia perving on Ichigo, Byakuya perving on Rukia, Ishida perving on Byakuya, Yumichika perving on Ikkaku and Chad perving on Aizen. AMAZING. :DDD

As for the chapter, well... nothing unexpected.

I see that Ichigo's insane face continues to get bigger and bigger... pretty soon it will end up swallowing entire chapters, and then we'll be left with nothing but twenty pages of enormous, creepy close-ups. XD

Also, is it bad that I already know exactly what I'm gonna draw in this week's Abridged!Bleach? Oh, Kubo... you just make it so easy. XD
peca_06: Ichigo eyepeca_06 on July 12th, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC)
You forgot Yoru and Soi fon under the table... But I think they are beyond "perving" by now and ready to smoke a cigarette XDD. This party is leading towards being a big HUGE ORGY FESTIVAL, once they get drunk enough XDDD.

If his eyes get any bigger, Ichigo is seriously turning into an OWL soon -_____-

Can't wait for your "abridge" comic <333333
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karkashan: Zetsubokarkashan on July 12th, 2011 06:11 pm (UTC)
Yachiru mirroring Kenpachi's Happy-I-Got-A-Turkey-Leg Pose on his shoulder just made my day.

This arc is going to be interesting to watch once the anime gets to it. No doubts there.
tamzin: rukieyesconquistadora on July 12th, 2011 06:34 pm (UTC)
DAT SPREEEEEAD

Hello, new wallpaper. Hello Ulquihime fanservice. Hello maitre'd!Ishida. *very satisifed with this eye candy* Though I'm a tiny bit disappointed, or confused, with Ishida and Chad being appointed as background helpers again--it reminds of when they were way in the background for New Years spread. Ah, but at least you can see them.

I couldn't help but have a good laugh at Tsukishima's literal plagiarism. He is an evil bibliophile indeed. XD
A: Rukialovely_chance on July 12th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)
Spread is so cute, I miss Rukia and the rest of the shinigami...

Chapter was good, but poor Ichigo. :(
D: orihimeyah_bish_yah on July 12th, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)
I just want to know the point of everything Tsukishima is doing.
♀*La Muerte Chiquita*♀: WTFla_kalaka on July 13th, 2011 06:03 am (UTC)
same here, Kubo, faster!
(Anonymous) on July 12th, 2011 07:43 pm (UTC)
I wonder if all Tsukishima's talk about "changing the past effects the future" is hinting at the vague line between Isshin and Urahara about taking his son's future away and what they are doing?
Running on Coffee and Schadenfreudearcadiasilver on July 12th, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
"Why did I want to get my powers back?"

That's the question of this arc, isn't it? Everyone's asked him how he's going to get his powers back, but never really why. Not even his human nakama. Its just assumed that he would get them back at some point. Nobody ever really questioned his motivations, the idea of his powers returning was considered as inevitable as the sunrise.

I find that him asking himself that question legitimately a good sign. While, not the BEST time to be asking it and the reason he's doing it in the first place is because he's getting mind fucked, but this is the start of the self-evaluation and revelation. I will be quite pleased if Ichigo pulls himself out of his mental funk, but still needs help countering Tsukishima's fullbring. Let him have the emotional and mental victory for himself but still learn the lesson he can rely on others and not try to do it all himself.
Avelera: Fight like a Girlathena799 on July 13th, 2011 12:11 am (UTC)
Hmm, if Ichigo were a real person I would agree. Admitting you have a problem and all that. However, as a shounen hero I believe this constitutes more as "questioning himself" than "reflecting upon himself". I believe in Naruto there's evidence that something is really wrong when the hero starts questioning himself and his moral code. A more applicable example would be right after the Soul Society arc when Ichigo's afraid to use his powers because of the inner Hollow. He starts questioning himself and his ability to protect and is "rescued" by Rukia when she stops him to stop stressing and being such a nitwit.

tl;dr Due to shounen tropes, this seems more like Ichigo hitting rock bottom and questioning himself than making progress :P
tsubaki99: Bon Bon & Lyra OMGtsubaki99 on July 12th, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
Ichigo sure went full Zero in this chapter.
onlycookieonlycookie on July 12th, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
Why is Ichigo so crazeh attacking Tsukishima U_U He's been his Krilin so far
LOL JK

OMG SWEET BISHONEN JESUS
Color Spread! ;A; UxO sdjlksajdas
I'm also happy to see grimmjaw ;_;
산토끼 × san-toki: 『b』 → grimmysan_toki on July 12th, 2011 09:32 pm (UTC)
Agreed. I love and miss Grimmace so much.
산토끼 × san-toki: 『b』 → ikkaku is one sexy mansan_toki on July 12th, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
Colorspread reaction:

Um Rukia...are you srsly trying to get it from behind from Ichigo? That's a little dirty in public. No wonder your bubby disapproves.

Ulquiorra...don't pretend you aren't in love with the cute that is Hime.

Histugaya is annoyed that Matsumoto's tits are getting in the food. As usual.

WTF is up with the Cranky Corner 3.

I want to be at Div 11 table. Especially Ikkaku. That guy know how to have a good time.

Ukitake, I just want to pinch his cheeks always. But wut r u doin Shunsui????

Gin kinda looks forever alone thair.

Tsukishima: In ur TV, trollin' ur party.

Also pervy!Yoruichi is looking up skirts. DO WANT. I mean...do not want... >_>
Aquat1c F1sh: Bleach - Soldieraquat1cf1sh on July 12th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)
Pfff who cares about the chapter? THAT COLORSPREAD IS WONDERFUL. XD Also it's good to see that Kubo didn't forget about Kon. But yeah. Seeing all our favorite shinigami again... Also lulz at Aizen drinking wine.
nehalenia: corner of woenehalenia on July 12th, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
Well f**k my life. I missed the spoilers, I missed the chapter, I missed everything. And squeeing over spoilers was the only thing I had to look forward to in this hellish hellish farce which is my life. Obviously even the tiniest pleasures are to be wrung from my life. I give up. *weeps*

self-proclaimed cookie monsterxxboo_radleyxx on July 13th, 2011 02:11 am (UTC)
There, there. *pats shoulder awkwardly*
There's always next week....
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ruinin fuckin' everythingallelujah on July 12th, 2011 11:06 pm (UTC)
ok so where's ishida
ruinin fuckin' everythingallelujah on July 12th, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
Ok fine, on a serious note I'll admit that Tsukushima is actually interesting but I'm ready to read the scene when Rukia comes in because come on we all see it coming
sunlight_kissessunlight_kisses on July 13th, 2011 08:01 am (UTC)
YES YES to the second half of your sentence.

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