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26 November 2009 @ 10:16 am
383 "Too Early To Trust"  
Too Early To Trust is now scanlated and up at mangastream.

Knew it wouldn't be the end of Yammy yet. The guy's too Yammilicious to off yet. I reminded of Bleach fandom when everyone was crying for the end of Szayel already (eh, even I admit his Pinkness' show went on too long) but there was just something irresistable about his presence on the page--it's like when you're a kid and you keep tonguing that tooth that's about to fall out but won't let loose no matter what. It hurts and it doesn't but you just have to keep at it. Yammy's just so funny and wonderful and so SO DIMENSIONLESS that it's almost damn interesting. I mean, one can't go to town on a half dozen mythological references and nihilistic philosophies with him like with Ulquiorra's character. It's just funny that Yammy keeps getting BIGGER AND BIGGER.

I want him to get so big that he pops through the Dome and threatens Ishida and Orihime because dammit if I'm not impatient to see those two.

Oh the cover page for this chapter. I love how shounen manga and especially Kubo-sensei can switch gears so fast on the humor to tragedy. We've got Godzilla on steroids on one page and we anticipate all the Shinigami reduced to Keystone cops trying to deal with his ridiculous size and then suddenly we've got Shinji holding Hiyori and all his angst shown in the close-ups of his dropped shouler, the crinkle in his nose. Then the drawing of Hiyori panting little white breaths and looking more beautiful that we've ever seen her. *clutches heart* Oh Shinji.

The fanbois will moan about the wasted panels but I live for those close-ups--yes, that one of Shinji's finger as he lays Hiyori down and there's "I'm not going anywhere" in the accompanying text bubble (is it Shinji speaking to Aizen? ... because oh oh oh). If you finish reading this chapter in less the time it takes you to read another talkier shounen chapter in Jump, you're reading it too fast. Kubo draws those panels so you can look at them because they tell an important part of the story too. Look at that panel again and tell me you don't see the beauty of it.

As for Aizen's speech, I think Kubo's going all religious imagery on us again just in time for Christmas and I already babbled about that in today's earlier post.

Avelera: Fight like a Girlathena799 on November 26th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)

Oh God, the look in Shinji's eyes is breaking my heart T_T
Super Nintendo Chalmersstrawberries_85 on November 26th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
Yammy is really scaring me now...not his power...his design. >_>

Hiyori... :( :(
kchanlp: sebastiankchanlp on November 26th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
Yammi is not funny, I haet him! ;A; I wanted Starrk, STARRK!!!!!!!!!!!!

Byakuya and Kenpachi were so "Wtf, die already, man..." XD Mayuri's comment is win! <3 <3 <3

Poor Hiyori, poor Shinji! ;____; I hope Hacchi can do something for her!!!! >_
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SilvaNoirxilvrin on November 27th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
I'll agree with you on that. Mayuri gets me angrier and scares me more than any of the people from HuecoMundo.
Sharon: Bleach - Bya_lookstopwatch_plz on November 26th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
All I thought at the beginning was "Hey, you can't kill Byakuya - he's too pretty!"

I am shallow ¬_¬ ;-)

Also, crazy!Aizen FTW! Think that power's gone a little too your head there, boy...

Is it sad that I was happy to see Shuuhei's leg? *grin*
mikados on November 26th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
Seeing just a little part of Shuuhei makes me happy ;)
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aeri: hiyoriiluxe_love on November 26th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
I didn't read the more elaborate spoilers earlier this week so I was not expecting to see Hiyori again. At least... not like that. One second we're talking about Mayuri wanting to dissect Yammy's humongous body once Bya and Ken take care of him and then BOOM! Turn the page and there's a double spread close-up on Shinji and Hiyori (OMG, I love that panel). Shinji's face made me want to cry. Why does Kubo have to do this to me?!

On a different note, I loved Ken's "EH?!?!" face. LOL.
pony_rocks: pic#84544780pony_rocks on November 26th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
Somehow I continue being unimpressed with Aizen.

Yammy is boring. He's always been.

Lack of Ukitake and Uryuu is making me sad. Hopefully Ichigo appears soon.
nehalenia: ishida 352nehalenia on November 26th, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC)
Holy.... I'm only half-way thru reading it but I had to stop to say that p 11 sent chills down my spine. KT's art is always incredible but the combination of Shinji's bent back as he leans over Hiyori, the look he gives Aizen and then Hiyori's face is just... man, I don't even have words. I'm shivering.

Back to reading.
_debbiechan_: Aizen cruel but awesome by heterogen_debbiechan_ on November 26th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)

The page where Aizen tells us how g-ds are made is the one that made me shiver...

in a good way too because I love Aizen's evilness (so sexy) even as I fear for Shinji (oh Shinji I love you SO MUCH! STOP BEING SUCH A SADIST, KUBO-SENSEI--IT'S THE HOLIDAY SEASON! EVER HEAR OF COMFORT AND JOY, EH?
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mezzo_marinaiomezzo_marinaio on November 26th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
Hiyori was drawn supremely beautiful this week.

Shinji, Shinji - I'm gonna let this go since you're clearly distraught, but... seriously? Being surprised that Aizen considers his companions to be little more than minions, and not buddies like you do? Errr, yes. I could have told you that, dear. XD

Thankfully, Kubo took mercy on us and gave us 1) a upside down view of Yammi, 2) a downside up non-view, and he put his ink to good use by blackening everything that might have been unsavory for us. ♥

No such luck for Kenpachi and Byakuya, unfortunately.
☆彡 viktória: serious: owlmain_titles on November 27th, 2009 08:13 am (UTC)
Oh god, I never even thought about the view Kenpachi and Byakuya are privy to. DDDDDDDDDDDD:
Kashino: Bleach-Ichikashinosei on November 26th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
This week, hmm...Aizen's philosophy never really interest me a lot, but he looks incredibly cool. The typical evil, laid-back, confident...

I miss Ichigo σ(-"-σ)
Horusguard76: B - Bleachfandom - PunkShuuhei (cool)horusguard76 on November 26th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
First off - I love how utterly beautiful Byakuya and Kenpachi have been shown in the recent chapters and the current one makes no exception. They are stunning. And ironically both are beautiful in their own way despite being such opposites (as illustrated by KT): Byakuya appears pristine and literally untouched here, whereas Kenpachi looks raw, battled-hardened and rugged. Both enhancing and stressing their own and the other's appearance by their close proximity.

Has anyone aside from me noticed just how many close-up of 'eyes' we get in this chapter? One 'eye-opener' has certainly been Aizen's speech. Another point is probably Shinji and Aizen finally 'seeing and meeting' eye to eye. Shinji has been stripped of all his former 'coolness' and 'posing' and Aizen gives us another insight in his godly psyche.

What got me the most in this chapter was the panel showing Shinji standing on that tilted, crumbling building with Aizen and Gin standing far and high above him. I guess the point that Shinji is falling down has definitely been brought across. (where and how will he crash?)

I agree that Hiyori is captured beautifully. Actually,she finally looks like a grown-up women here. Quite surprising. Or maybe we see how Shinji sees her?

Tousen's hand gesture to me (as a fan of Final Fantasy series) looks like a summoning gesture. If suddenly some kind of GF appears or if he suddenly sprouted wings - I'm gonna die laughing.
☆彡 viktória: shipping: kouichi/raimei hugmain_titles on November 27th, 2009 08:14 am (UTC)
Actually,she finally looks like a grown-up women here. Quite surprising. Or maybe we see how Shinji sees her?

I never even thought of that ;___;
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(Anonymous) on November 26th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
Wow, no one noticed that Tousen is about to summon his Hollow Mask and reveal himself as a Vizard?

The "Hand in Face" cliffhanger with that absolutely evil looking Tousen shot made it pretty much obvious.

The hell people.
_debbiechan_: bleachness HirakoHiyori_debbiechan_ on November 26th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)

Haha, yeah we all noticed it but it's like ... big whoop, when we got the spoiler it surprised no one that Aizen may done experiments on Tousen and the suspense thing makes me think that maybe it's NOT a mask and Tousen is just going to rip off his visor (I can SEE! I CAN SEE!) and reveal some other cool power.

But yeah, we got that in the spoiler and it seems to have all been forgotten in the light of the AWESOME ART of Shinji and Hiyori and Aizen in this chapter. I'm still all verklempt over Shinji clutching Hiyori's hair like that.

I SHIP THEM HARD. (and Kubo-sensei knows it! XD XD XD XD )
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Anna: Bleach <3kookiety on November 26th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
Mayuri. Erm. Yes. Nice bored expression there.
Yammy. Also - Erm. Yes. All big and well - big.

Kenpachi's 'Eh' face made me laugh.

And then I found myself transfixed by prettiness (feet, pretty feet) and wham -

Oh, ow, Shinji and Hiyori. Ow.

I adore Shiniji's furious face. Probably because even though I know when he yelled for Ichigo it was for the pretty dramatic entrance/ chance to switch, I was a tad peeved he didn't look furiously ticked-off, bad-ass reincarnate so - yay at his anger. Yay yay.

And then it was back to the ow.
I love the harshness that was not gore and all ow and oh and - I must be mad but I loved those panels.

"You place too much faith in that boy" is pretty much what everyone has been harping about and it's interesting to see how it's put across 'he is my friend, why won't I?' instead of the 'SAVIOUR!HERO!' vibes that's oozing.

The more Aizen preached, the more I saw him getting well - pwnd. Speeches don't bode well, especially for evil overlords.

The spoilers ruined any 'Tousen is/is not Vizard' reactions. And now because it looks so dramatic I don't expect him to be a Vizard (too expected so it musn't be? Too expected so it's not expected and then it is and that's unexpected?) Tsk.

But still, oh pretty chapter. Good chapter. I very much like.
Anna: Bleachkookiety on November 26th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
Also, "Too Early Too Trust"

... Ichigo's saving the day? Chances for victory? Aizen's - something? It's all an illusion - he's an illusion? Predictions (which ones?)?
Too Early Too Trust The End Is Near? O_O

Is it something terribly obvious and I am just being oblivious?

... why in heavens name did Yammy's 'unforgivable' roar remind me of Death Note? Was it a quote? Something? Oh this is will annoy me till I figure it out.
Queen of the Dirty Look: kenpachi sensemadrona_8 on November 26th, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
As I read that, I believe that it's Aizen saying he's not going anywhere. I don't think Aizen lothes and detest Shinji, he doesn't give him that much thought. And the sword is in the middle of the panel when he say's he'll introduce him to his sword.
What he seems to be saying is that he doesn't trust his subordinates and they should NOT trust him. How far does this go? Does this include Gin And Tousen? i think so. Frankly, I wouldn't trust Gin with much....
While I'd be very surprised if Tousen wasn't used in some way by Aizen, I'm still sitting on the fence about any hollowfication.

Edited at 2009-11-26 09:07 pm (UTC)
karkashan: DarknutDestroys!karkashan on November 26th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
What is it about Aizen that seems to almost redefine the term "Magnificent Bastard" without changing anything about it?

I love how evil he is. It goes to show people that there is a difference between a simple anatgonist/bad guy, and a true blue villain.