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14 January 2010 @ 04:13 pm
Chapter 388- Eagles Without Wings 2 [Extreme Battlemasters Mix]  
I don't think anyone's posted this, but the new chapter is out here:
Bleach chapter 388


Aizen/Ichigo subtext glory!
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シボ 洋蔥さん: magatama rednijibug on January 14th, 2010 06:05 am (UTC)
GUH

*dies of amazing*
karkashan: Ulquiorra Transformedkarkashan on January 14th, 2010 06:06 am (UTC)
Hooray Aizen! You the man!

Wait...sorry, wrong character. He's just so awesomely evil that I just can't help but root for him just a little bit.

Aizen - He epitomizes the phrase "cunning bastard".
Queen of the Dirty Look: mudkipsmadrona_8 on January 14th, 2010 06:16 am (UTC)
I couldn't agree with you more. There is something about him that I love and hate all at the same time.
it's green and tastes like licorice.: ichigorionarch on January 14th, 2010 06:09 am (UTC)
This makes me all kinds of happy. Besides the Aizen/Ichigo stuff that I just love and will stare at (and hope more fanfiction comes in for) the idea that Ichigo doesn't have to align himself with the soul society is something I just adore seeing.

Plus, major Exposition! Props to Aizen for clearly not mentioning the destruction of Karakura Town in his little spiel. He's an awesome public speaker if nothing else.
Aveleraathena799 on January 14th, 2010 06:55 am (UTC)
Good point! It's like, "Well, you attacked my town and killed a lot of random people. And then there's the minor detail of trying to KILL RUKIA and setting all of Soul Society to kill me too."

But I am loving Aizen as a villain right now. I'm SO sick and tired of stupid villains. Aizen is an amazing and persuasive speaker and I love to see him work. The line "Admiration is the furthest thing from understanding" from the SS arc is still one of the most amazing lines in fiction as far as I'm concerned.
(no subject) - rionarch on January 14th, 2010 07:24 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Queen of the Dirty Look: Smells like Subtextmadrona_8 on January 14th, 2010 06:20 am (UTC)
I'm not sure what I was happier with, the color splash page, the Ichigo/Azien subtext, Komamura stopping Ichigo, or the last page with everyone who is left.
it's green and tastes like licorice.: Aizenichirionarch on January 14th, 2010 06:39 am (UTC)
I'm biased, but the subtext. Because even subtext, with Aizen, is something plotty and dangerous.
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Avelera: Fight like a Girlathena799 on January 14th, 2010 06:52 am (UTC)
Guh. And this was called a lackluster chapter?

Every time I turned the page I kept thinking "Oh shit oh shit oh shit". Ichigo's in a shit ton of trouble, and Aizen is being the magnificent bastard that he is.

But I'm torn! REALLY, I think Ichigo MUST have seen the shikai, how could he not have? I honestly can't believe that Aizen hasn't had it going this entire fight (and that soon we're going to see to what extent).

But then again this IS shounen manga, and the good guys seem pretty convinced that he hasn't seen it yet, and maybe that's true. But how would they even know HOW to defend him if THEY'VE ALL SEEN IT?

I mean, the last panel was really awesome and hopeful but I can't help but feeling like the other shoe is going to drop VERY soon.
nehalenia: ichigo pensivenehalenia on January 14th, 2010 07:59 am (UTC)
That last scene is awesome and hopeful but something about it feels wrong.

Everyone saying 'we'll fight and protect you' sounds good, but isn't that the last thing Ichigo ever wants? And then there was the scene where the nakama split up, and Renji told Ichigo that him trying to protect Rukia was an insult to her as a warrior.

OTOH, we all know where Ichigo's instinct to protect took him, so maybe he's the one who needs protecting, but it still feels odd.

I feel like we've been getting mixed messages all through this arc -- the 'you have to become a demon' vs 'don't lose your humanity' thing, and the nakama issue, like Ichigo vowing to bring them back, then leaving them behind, and now Aizen saying his 'powerless companions' are just dead weight.

I confess, I have no idea what's going to go down here, but like you, I don't have a good feeling about it.
nehalenia: ishida stabbed from 353nehalenia on January 14th, 2010 07:16 am (UTC)
OK, that may be the fastest that 18 pages of Bleach ever went by. And oh man, did anyone else see what I saw?

First, Aizen telling Ichigo to attack him sounds eerily similar to Ulquiorra's 'use Getsuga'.

This is the biggie, though: http://mangastream.com/read/bleach/388-27/16

Orihime's face in the flashback is from this page: http://www.onemanga.com/Bleach/353/12/

And Ichigo's eyeball? Is from right here: http://www.onemanga.com/Bleach/353/13/

That's the look he had on his face right after he saw what he'd done to Ishida and *exactly* when he hears Ulquiorra's voice and is about to turn around and see what he's done to him.

And what Aizen's saying to him? He's taunting him. Ichigo obviously didn't bring Orihime back, and he didn't bring his nakama back either (like he swore he would.) And no, apparently none of his 'dear friends' are dead, but someone is, isn't he? *cough*Ulquiorra*cough*

Looks to me like Ichigo is skirting perilously close to actually thinking about the thing he's running away from: his loss of control on the dome, when he turned into what he never wanted to become.

Oh my. I know that last double panel of everyone standing there saying they're going to protect Ichigo looks pretty awesome, but I have a feeling that this isn't going to be pretty.

Edited at 2010-01-14 07:20 am (UTC)
Avelera: Fight like a Girlathena799 on January 14th, 2010 07:30 am (UTC)
Thanks for finding those! I think you're absolutely right, things are about to go sour very soon, despite the hopeful nature of the last panel.
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☆ Let's Believe: [ShinYori] - Baby Backbarnaby on January 14th, 2010 08:08 am (UTC)
Oh Aizen, you're such a cunning, devious, bastard. Ilu.

Unohana you better be healing Hiyori /shakes fist
maryloc on January 14th, 2010 08:49 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I was waiting impatient for this.
“Overcoming adversity!” The colored panel says everything and Ichigo looks so hot! So Ichigo is actually scared of using hollowification again (which is not a good sign) and Aizen is saying that he can reach Ichigo’s heart with his hand(what a beautiful panel!) at any moment because even his hollowification form is useless against him(something that we already knew...) but calling him conceited?? lol Thank god you are not conceited at all, Aizen XD
What a great chapter. Aizen’s speeches are the best ;)
Kashino: Bleach-Ichi4kashinosei on January 14th, 2010 10:15 am (UTC)
It's interesting, I think for that moment, Aizen can finish off Ichigo...? Aizen's amazing in this chapter.
pony_rocks: pic#84544780pony_rocks on January 14th, 2010 10:20 am (UTC)
Not bad. Nice spreads. Ichigo is in major trouble and Aizen is nearly dripping with self-content.
Anyway... I really wish there was Ukitake. If Komamura and Soifon can wall around injured as they are, why not Ukitake? :/
empressmaudeempressmaude on January 14th, 2010 03:39 pm (UTC)
Yes, where is Ukitake? Hopefully he comes back with a bang.
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_debbiechan_: Aizen cruel but awesome by heterogen_debbiechan_ on January 14th, 2010 10:50 am (UTC)


*swoons*

I couldn't stay up for this chapter! Oh it's different from the Spanish translation and OH SO MUCH BETTER AND YOWZA, OMG AIZEN YOU SEXY MAN! It rocks my world when guys talk about time and space abstractions and then fondle my chest, ho ho. No wonder Ichigo's eyes went O.O The heart business being thrown around here is beautiful. Kubo won't let the metaphor go and he's going to thump that heart for all its worth.

Yeah, Neha, you may have called it here: And what Aizen's saying to him? He's taunting him. Ichigo obviously didn't bring Orihime back, and he didn't bring his nakama back either (like he swore he would.) And no, apparently none of his 'dear friends' are dead, but someone is, isn't he? *cough*Ulquiorra*cough*


But how does Aizen know? He just presumes, eh? Or it's just Ichigo's guilt building up...

The last pages were stunning. Visored and Shinigami standing together... I have a feeling that the next chapter won't be "Winged Eagles" though like the chapter where Ishida and Chad joined Ichigo and everything was suddenly all right... that color page with the swords at Ichigo (reminds me so much of the original Fade to Black poster) seems ominous.

Oh Aizen... why do you have to be so sexy? I really want to hate you for all that killing and molesting you do but those speeches of yours are too awesome...
Shinigami_Lucia: Rukia&Konshinigami_lucia on January 14th, 2010 02:53 pm (UTC)
But how does Aizen know? He just presumes, eh? Or it's just Ichigo's guilt building up...

Aizen seem to know almost everything that happen in Bleach as if he has eyes everywhere and on everyone. I don't know how but that's the way I see it every time he shows up & start talking XDD
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V to the A to the D-E-R (Vader!)jaina on January 14th, 2010 12:30 pm (UTC)
Wow, Aizen really wants to badtouch Ichigo. He's trolling the hell out of him.

I approve.
Aizen Sousukegodmodeing on January 14th, 2010 01:31 pm (UTC)
Typical! Too busy talking about how awesome he is to just use his hypnosis and get it over with. *pat pat* It's okay, Aizen. I'm just waiting for Ichigo to go 'but you were planning to destroy my town!' and he to go 'No, actually, I thought I might just ask Yamamoto for the key.' Or something. So good. So much subtext. Gdt Komamura and co. get out and let me see more evil.
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ms_barcelona: papaaizenms_barcelona on January 14th, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
oh no!! the last page indicates that
bleach has gone beyond power ranger.


GO CAPTAIN AIZEN <3

amorous seizures: bleach\\curtains fallsickletongue on January 14th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)
Aizen reaching Ichigo's heart is now my desktop wallpaper kthnx ;)
it's green and tastes like licorice.: Aizenichirionarch on January 14th, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
It's very beautiful, yeas. I'm waiting for someone with much better technical skills than me to color it <3.