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29 September 2009 @ 09:47 am
Fade to Black Kubo illustration and message  

I'm so excited. When I read on 2ch yesterday all about the goodies that were coming in the FTB Limited Edition, it felt like early Hanukah--a notebook, giant poster, notes that Kubo had reportedly put "all his soul" into. This morning I got notice from amazonjp that my copy was in the mail and that was a surprise--they weren't supposed to ship it to me until November because I'd ordered it with the manga calendar to save shipping! Oh well, they'll probably charge my credit card extra, but I don't care. I'm in a celebratory mood. Some Japanese fans have gotten their copies already, so Annie gave me the Kubo sketch this morning and Dian translated Kubo's message.

Message from Kubo and illustration of Rukia in Fade To Black Limited Edition package:

劇場版3.“Fade to Black”です。今回は「原点回帰」という事で、一護とルキアを 軸にした物語になりました。“名前”というものの持つ“絆”や“力”の物語というと、 本編では剣八、やちるの回想あたりがそうでしょうか。一護が初めて月牙天衝を 使うあたりも近いテーマで、この“名前”というものはBLEACHととても関わりの 深いテーマだと思っています。物語の核となる姉と弟の名前も、収録直前まで 悩んだ末、結局一番最初にフッと浮かんだ名前に戻りました。 そんなところもまた、“名前”の持つ力なのかも知れません。 絵柄は寝そべっているルキア(下描きにコピックで色塗りしたもの)と手書き文字

Translation by sketchbaka:

Here is 3rd movie, "Fade to Black" This time the theme was 'revolution of origin' so it became a tale with Ichigo and Rukia as the axis.
About the story that holds the 'bond' and 'strength' of 'name', in the manga it's around the flashback of Kenpachi and Yachiru, I wonder? Also around when Ichigo was able to use Zangetsu for the first time, the theme is similar. I think that this thing called 'name' does have a deep connection with BLEACH.
I was troubled to choose the names of the sibling that became the core of the story until just before the recording. But at the end I chose those names that first came out in my mind. Maybe that also is the power that 'name' holds.


Screencaps out already from ooAABBoo at IchiRuki FC at BA
. The Chinese sub is out and it won't be long for the English one, folks! Weeeee!
V to the A to the D-E-R (Vader!)jaina on September 29th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
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_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on September 29th, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)

a torrent that MAY be the real deal: http://bt.ktxp.com/down/1254225471/d...3a644c.torrent

thanks to IchiRuki08 over at BA. It has lots of seeders.
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_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on September 29th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)


Here, you will appreciate these. From Turtie. Chinese subs and torrent:


pogo: Ichirukipogo2468 on September 29th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
*showers debbie with glomps*

シボ 洋蔥さん: magatama greennijibug on September 29th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU SO MUCH!! ♥ *watches with subs*
(no subject) - ylla19 on October 2nd, 2009 08:40 am (UTC) (Expand)
Sian: Red Stripe Rukiaskyspat on September 29th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
It's streaming on tudou too: http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/k5DPePYDdSM/

Not sure how long it will stay up...
Bluishorbsbluishorbs on September 29th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks a bunch! :D
Also, thanks for the awesome goodies Debbie. :)
Becky: Bleach - Yumichikagully_moe on September 29th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
Rukia looks sexy thar.
V to the A to the D-E-R (Vader!)jaina on September 29th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
So, business as usual then.
Kylara: Rukia karenai on September 29th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)


Ananomoreprinces on September 29th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
My copy was shipped this mornign YAY!!
_debbiechan_: squee by stereotype vamp_debbiechan_ on September 29th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)

I love how everyone's getting all excited about their emails from Japan! XD
Ananomoreprinces on September 29th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
Haha. Well I get them once a month but there hasn't been anything new since the last DVD set. But I wanna see all the gooey good stuff
nehalenia: chad interp dancenehalenia on September 29th, 2009 04:48 pm (UTC)
What a gorgeous drawing! That may be my favorite Rukia ever. Someone show it to Blast so she'll make an Ishida parody! Maybe Kubo heard all the 'Rukia isn't sexy' flack going on. ;)
_debbiechan_: Uryuu  Princess_debbiechan_ on September 29th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)


the cosplayin' cat lady: yumi fangirlmochavalentino on September 29th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
Jeaoussss! Want to watch now!!

It's times like this I curse my insufficient funds T^T
ce_lestic on September 29th, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
Beautiful SHEXY RUKIA!!! Wait, is that some skin I see underneath?? more skin from Rukia??

Ohh it'll be graphics overload in 1, 2....3...
Avavisforvanilla on September 29th, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
Today I died and went to shipper heaven.

For some reason, Kubo was in charge of opening the gates~ <3

Is it out in English yet? I want to see it so badly! I can't believe it's finally here! : D
aeri: kuchiki rukiailuxe_love on September 29th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)

I love Kubo's notes on the significance of names in Bleach.

Aw, damn my limited knowledge of Chinese. Otherwise I'll be watching it right now, but the subtitles probably move too fast for me to read, lol. When will years of studying Mandarin become useful in Bleach (I want instant gratification)?!?!

..Too bad my parents would never let me buy the FtB DVD!! T.T
Banavitiates on September 29th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
Somedays, I wish I were Korean so that I would be able to understand Korean hiphop.

Today is not one of those days. Dear Parents, thank you for bashing Chinese into my brain ever since I was a little confused Chinese girl. :)

Oh man, Rukia looks hot.
aeri: kuchiki rukiailuxe_love on September 29th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
LOL. My parents tried that and failed. Hence my regret now.
Somedays I wish I actually tried to learn Mandarin when I was young so that I would be able to understand Chinese pop :)
But what lies ahead might still be a dream: zimaexistence_proof on October 3rd, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)

I never thought I'd say this, but, thank you, Parents, for forcing me to go to a strange school and making me cry almost every night of my 7-year-old life just so I could learn chinese.

I now realise its really really useful. ^^
 la vie élastique: RUKIA - proficiencyshuimei on September 30th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
KUCHIKI~GODDESS!!! I love it when Kubo gives her that "bitch, please" expression ♥

Thanks for sharing this! So lovely and exciting~
chiremaechiremae on September 30th, 2009 01:37 am (UTC)
Thanks Debbie for sharing these goodies!

I got the shipping notice on the 29th so I am going to be a good girl and wait for my DND to arrive! ;)

Rukia looks awesome, so hawt! love the purple sash and the nonexistent cough pantyline cough ;P Cant decide whether I like this sketch better or the latest one with Ichigo!
Shaima: happy ichirukiylla19 on October 2nd, 2009 08:38 am (UTC)
Oh, I am still coherent, yes! LDFGHSDKJFGHSDF!

MEHN. Due to the recent disaster in my country, I haven't checked Bleach for a week now. Is FtB english subs already out? I checked Dattebayo and Bleachexile but they still don't have it. :(( So, I presume it isn't still out.

BUT HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. The sketch. Rukia looks gorgeous even if she's wearing that "bored" look of hers. I so love. <3 And I love how KT yet again emphasized how Rukia and Ichigo are the center of the movie. I really can't wait to see it! I'm spazzing. HAHA.
But what lies ahead might still be a dream: bleachexistence_proof on October 3rd, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC)
At the time of this post, I saw a English subbed one out on Bleach Exile by Animeshout.

But according to BA, they say that the subs is really bad and messy, so I think its better to wait for Dattebayo.
It should be out tomorrow, they said 3 days. :)
Shaima: gorgeous rukiaylla19 on October 3rd, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
Heee. I am actually almost done downloading the one subbed by animeshout. HAHA. I still downloaded it even though my friend warned me of the subs being messy. But hah. I just can't wait! :p

Perhaps, I'll just watch it again once DB upload their own subs. :)
And thanks for the info. :)
But what lies ahead might still be a dream: bleachexistence_proof on October 3rd, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)

I love that look on her face. Bored!Rukia is the best expression >D
And I really love Kubo's messy colored sketches. It always seem like he draws it on a whim and it still looks wonderful. >3