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01 April 2010 @ 07:05 am
Chapter 398: Back From Blind  
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Direct download here: http://mangastream.com/download/bleach/398-93/

The spine pic (from SpaceCat at Bleach Asylum) is this:

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Kylarakarenai on March 31st, 2010 10:34 pm (UTC)
Page 10 Ichigo is so beautiful he took my breath AWAY.
semicolon abuse hotline: death kindly stopped for mehallowd on March 31st, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC)
And page 10 ISSHIN is being all serious and fatherly and Ichigo GETS it and guhh, their unlikely father-son dynamic is one of my favourite things in the series and I have been waiting practically since Memories in the Rain to see it again.

And yes, I adore that Kubo went back to Rukia's words to him. That's one of the deepest, most touching scenes in the entire manga--essentially, the moment I knew this series was something special. It was always implied Ichigo was moved by her words, but to see just how deeply is a little dizzying anyway.
Kylara: Deeper than words Ichigo and Rukiakarenai on March 31st, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
Rukia's MITR speech has always been one of my favorite moments in the series. To see Kubo go back to it - very nearly almost 400 chapters later, since that was c20 and we've had TBTP - I... can't say how meaningful it was to me to see the impact of that speech on Ichigo in that beautiful, mature way.

Yeah. Dizzying is a good word.

As for Isshin & Ichigo: it's so sweet and touching and really a moment of great understanding. And Isshin's feelings towards his son - love and pride and warm affection --- gaaah.
semicolon abuse hotline: ichigoxrukiahallowd on March 31st, 2010 10:50 pm (UTC)
And Ichigo. ICHIGO ICHIGO ICHIGO. I love him in all his fail-y teenage insecurities and hero complexes and wayward ways, but seeing him pull himself together and accept Isshin's arrival -- hell, seeing him assuage whatever doubts ISSHIN must be having -- is freaking glorious. I'm all MY BOY, BEING A MAN over here, excuse me while I flail.
Kylara: triflekarenai on March 31st, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
Ichigo's face on 13 is actually my favorite face from the chapter (aside from the little pics of him getting headbounced) exactly because of what you've just said: he's being a MAN. An adult. And a beautiful, beautiful one at that. The maturity and understanding there... I feel like I can't stop screaming.
mezzo_marinaiomezzo_marinaio on March 31st, 2010 10:41 pm (UTC)
I think his faces on page 4 are even better. ♥♥♥
Kylarakarenai on March 31st, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
Doesn't he look a lot like he did in 195-196? The look of "Oh my god I can't believe what I'm seeing--- is that you--"

And then the person in question both times, completely and unapologetically smashes him in the face before running off with him.

Eeeeeee. Ichigo-kun, you're so cute.
mezzo_marinaiomezzo_marinaio on March 31st, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
Doesn't he look a lot like he did in 195-196?

...OMG YOU'RE RIGHT, HE DOES!!! XDDDDDDD

Ichigo, worst poker face in the world. ♥
Kylara: hollow!Kirbykarenai on April 1st, 2010 01:27 am (UTC)
He really just gets paralyzed with surprise. I love that seeing Daddy in Shinigami uniform is on par with seeing Rukia doing her heroic pose in the classroom window. Ichi, why so cute?
silverkun2silverkun2 on March 31st, 2010 11:17 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHA a Rukia-Isshin parallel is just too hilarious.
deathberrydeathberrylove on April 1st, 2010 04:19 am (UTC)
I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU. i melted. *o* i was like, stuck to that page staring at his gorgeous face. AHH!. :3