scan at OneManga right here
I like a lot about this chapter but let's just say the color page gave me the most squee because even if Renji looks RIDICULOUS here he looks like Renji, the art is beautiful (is that a crocodile couch?), his shades are PURPLE (sheeeet!) and that cushion is PIMPIN. I mean, that cushion says MAMA PLANT YO ASS HERE NEXT TO MINE! Let's all take Renji's words to heart and relax ourselves.
I want this Renji da Pimp on my wall.
The 10 Espada Designations depress me for some reason. War and Famine and Disease aren't listed (or are they being saved for Gin, Tousen and Aizen?) and what about the switcheroos in the rankings--what did Neliel rule over when she was an Espada? Luppi? Are the designations static or dependent of the particular Arrancar who holds the position?
Questions that must be answered by fanfic!
I'm impatient for Soi Fong ban kai and utterly bored with Hitsugaya and finding out about his petals or whatever. His illusion trick is kinda nifty in the sense as some have noted, it may be a way for boy genius to combat Aizen. STARK, where are you and your manly opponent?
Kubo-sensei, next color spread--boys in underwear? Please?
Also, did you guys know that Seaweed Ambassador has his OWN SHOW? I must've missed that one. It slipped under my radar. Anyway, my lovely Guildy did a translation of the show and it's hilarious.
Translation by Guildenstern
Translation by Guildenstern
SEAWEED AMBASSADOR Hell yes!!
Thank you so much for posting this, I love the Seaweed Ambassador!
*sings* "He came from the planet of Wakame~~~~~"
Edit: Here, I'll post the incredibly shitty 15 minute translation job I did for Syn too. I take no responsiblity for the quality of this, I did it by ear. >___>;; At least you get the jist of the hilariousness of this. XD
"I'm the Seaweed Ambassador, I came from the planet of seaweed"
"My vitamin powers go BOOM BOOM"
(seaweed is high in the same vitamins you get from lemons and oranges, that's why the Seaweed Ambassador is throwing them at the enemy, which I can only assume is some kind of illness? Not sure. Gotta look it up)
(Fun note-- the credits list 'Character Design-- Kuchiki Byakuya" and "Art Direction-- Kuchiki Rukia" XD XD XD)
The old guy runs a food shop that sells wakame soup
But all his wakame got stolen so he can't make soup
(the enemy stole it, I guess, since he's lurking outside the house)
And without the wakame in their diets, the people will get scurvy and get sick, and hungry.
"Good morning, Oji-san! Oh, what's the matter? Why the troubled face?"
"OH IT'S WAKAME TAISHI"
"Someone took all my wakame so I can't make my wakame soup"
"WITHOUT THE WAKAME THE PEOPLE WILL FEEL PAIN IN THEIR HEARTS AND WON'T GET THEIR VITAMINS" etc etc etc
"I UNDERSTAND, I WILL BRING THE LOVE OF WAKAME TO THE PEOPLE OF EARTH"
"We're counting on you, Seaweed Ambassador! ....watch out for cars, OK?"
"On instructions from the seaweed-selling old man, Wakame Taishi went out into the world to spread the love of wakame. On the way, he saw a little boy crying of hunger."
"M-m-my stomach huuuuuuuuuuurts"
"In this place....In This Place....IN THIS PLACE, A LITTLE BOY CRYING WITH AN EMPTY STOMACH"
"HERE! Eat me!"
"Yes, that's right! Chow down!"
"Yup, it's wakame!"
"Um....just anpan(flavoured bread) is OK for me...."
"WHAT DON'T DO/SAY THAAAAAAAAT"
"Listen-- wakame will fill you up and make you believe! Do you understand?"
"Heed me well! NOW....DOWN THE HATCH" *stuffs it in the kid's mouth*
"EAT IT EAT IT"
"...Wow, this is really good!"
"Is wakame really this delicious?!"
"HAHAHAHAHAH SO IT IS, SO IT IS SOOO IT ISSSSSS"
"WHAT'S THIS, OH HO HO HO HO! I FOUND YOU, WAKAME TAISHI"
"That voice....I know you! Wakame's natural enemy 'Amefurashiman!'" <--- I'd have to look this up, I have no idea what it means XD
"Ahahaha, here I go! I'm gonna eat you!'
"No! Don't eat!......My body is losing power...."
"Oh no! Wakame Taishi, you're in danger! Here, I'll make your body new again!" *throws seaweed!*
"YES! MY POWER....MY POWER....I'M FILLED WITH THE POWER OF WAKAMEEEEEEEEEE"
"Chire....Senbonwakame" (OMG LOL)
"YAY! That was amazing, Wakame Taishi!"
"Wow! The tasty power of wakame is his zanpakuto!"
"Wakame Taishi, please continue to show everyone on earth the deliciousness of wakame!"
And that's the end. >___>;