_debbiechan_ (_debbiechan_) wrote in bleachness,
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Bleach 364 Grinning Revengers (Ishida Color Page Post)

Raws are out at BA and so the chapter scanlation should be up soon. UPDATE SCAN IS OUT: www.onemanga.com/Bleach/364/01/ In the meantime, I have to show you this. 

Riah chan and Gully Moe--I deleted the new chapter threads bc I updated this post. Notice it's titled for the chapter--I knew the scans would be out within a few hours when I posted. Thanks for being prompt and vigilant about updating the comm but check previous post titles to see that there aren't repeats. LOL at the two of you deleting posts after you both posted.  I give up. HAHAHAHA, There's a new chapter post. This can just be the Wax on About Ishida's Color Page Edition--after the third or fourth version of the new thread came up, I didn't have the heart not to just go OKAY NEW POST.

Sidetext translation by Cezaria: The season's mischiefs that drench the sky, put it to a stop for a while.

Thanks Spacecat for the translation too!


Uryuu means Rain Dragon and it's totally fitting that this is the color pic for Tanabata. It's not a sexy spread but it's a totally beautiful one. It's so Ishida Uryuu. It's so ... refuge in books and knowledge. I love it.

And I love Kubo-sensei for drawing it.




The personal story with this picture and me is that, as some of you know, I've been having a very hard year with family illnesses. There's been overwhelming bad luck, a broken toe, a critically sick daughter, a husband near hospitalization, and the usual stresses of homeschooling and parenting two special needs kids. My father moved away, a dog died, fandom brats harrassed me, and a few weeks ago a friend of mine asked Kubo-sensei if he would draw an Ishida for me to cheer me up. Kubo-sensei said the drawing was done that morning. He laughingly sent along his best wishes to me and said the picture would appear near the end of June and while I tried to keep that a secret, I blabbed, my friend blabbed--because our excitement just could not contain itself. When the color page was announced for the issue of 6/29, I thought this was MY ISHIDA but it turned out to be Chad and I was so disappointed. Some people in fandom celebrated and called me a liar because they've always said that my relationship with Kubo is delusional (Okay, I admit--he's not my boyfriend. HAHA XD ). Then there was news of an unprecedented SECOND week in a row color page and it became apparent that maybe this second drawing had been drawn as a request.

Whether it was intended for me or not--and I know that the picture totally fits with the theme of the manga at the moment and speaks within Bleach's universe--it speaks to me. It speaks to my identification with the character of Ishida, my favorite in all manga, a guy who takes refuge in books and an abstract sense of justice. And all the past year while I was waiting for life to cut me a break, I felt like that boy in the drawing, just waiting under a little piece of awning for the storm to pass.

Besides, that I and D on his bookbag? That so TOTALLY STANDS FOR ISHIDA AND DEBBIE, doncha think? XD


 
Tags: bleach manga, ishida, kubo tite, my tanabata wish from kubo granted haha
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