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18 May 2010 @ 07:41 am
Animation of the Lust Arc  

I'm surprised no one's made a post yet. I've had a lot of reactions, outraged and delighted, in the past couple weeks, but from the streaming raws this morning I'm just weary and disappointed once and for all.  Ulquiorra's transformations were what I was looking forward to for a whole year and they're over, and while we have Daisuke Namikawa reciting the Lust poem in this week's preview (sexy, sexy--I guess that clarifies that he was the speaker of his own volume poem for any hold-outs who were still arguing to the contrary), I don't think I can watch next week's episode. My Ishida wasn't probably mutilated, you see. *cries*  Studio Perriot did get his hand dirty, though. A Quincy with a dirty hand is going to look so noble in his lunge to catch a monster-reiatsu-blown Orihime and in stopping that beast with his UNdirty hand while making a quiet plea for his nakama's humanity.

Eh, I'm not going to get into the plot variations. Loly was OOC and this week's episode took perilous gambles with the manga sequence of events. Animation has been spotty throughout, ranging as usual in Bleach from bad to great, but the Ulquiorra bits have been good for the most part so as an Ulquiorra fan I've been about mostly happy. As a hardcore Ishida fan, I'm a very unhappy camper this morning.

Your opinions?
Current Mood: heartbroken over dirty hand
Iselin: Idiotsiselinka on May 18th, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC)

I don't believe it! No,this is just... arghh!
The fact that he's lost his arm was crucial! You DON'T replace that with a DIRTY HAND...!

And what about stabbing him with Zangetsu? Are they going to change that to? A scratch maybe? :/

marheavenangelmarheavenangel on October 29th, 2010 03:00 am (UTC)
Yeah, I mean if they HAD to edit it or something....couldn't they at least make it look I dunno? scraped up? bleeding?

As much as I don't want Ishida to get hurt ;_; can't we be a LITTLE more closer to manga material?
papanchipapanchi on May 18th, 2010 12:54 pm (UTC)
I just watched this episode and.. what I found odd was how come they let Ulquiorra's arm be removed and Ishida's hand not. I mean, what's the point? if they had to censor it so bad, at least show some blood! The SFX after Ulquiorra grabbed his hand couldn't just make his hand dirty.. -.-

I also thought it was one of the best episodes so far generally speaking.

Also, Ulquiorra kept tail-whipping Ishida! What are you, Ulquiorra? A Pokemon?

Oh, and, I think it's because of the crappy quality, but I thought Orihime said "Ishidaa" only and Ishida said "Inoue-sama". Weiird.

Though, I did like the way Ishida saved Orihime from the face-plant bomb.
enisy: Bleach:: Ulquihime (One Last)enisy on May 18th, 2010 01:16 pm (UTC)
I think his hand is supposed to be burned or something...? Still disappointing, though. :(

I liked the episode, even though my heart kinda broke for Ulquiorra, Orihime and Ishida all over again. I thought the fights were nicely animated.

Aside from that -- and despite their various missteps over the latest episodes -- many thanks to Studio Pierrot for Omae no subete wo hossuru. Did not see that coming. ♥

Edited at 2010-05-18 01:18 pm (UTC)
not even a petunia: faggy ball_penguins_ on May 19th, 2010 05:58 am (UTC)
I think his hand is supposed to be burned or something...?

that or ... chapped? he needs some lotion, stat.

(Anonymous) on May 18th, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
I see a hand in there...wut happened to my hardcore Bleach??? blood was one of my favorite characters!! lol
hinodeh: strange hearthinodeh on May 18th, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC)
I heart you Anon.
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(Anonymous) on May 18th, 2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
Okay, scratch the part about the low quality.

What did Ulquiorra do anyway? Burn Ishida's sleeve with Cero Oscuras? O_O

Or did his bone break or something? Oh, well. I'll just wait for Dattebayo like a good girl.
Running on Coffee and Schadenfreude: [Bleach] In the kilns of hellarcadiasilver on May 18th, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
Studio Peirrot has been censoring a lot of stuff lately. I'm not surprised that they chose such a...mild editing option, but I am surprised that they kept Ulquiorra's arm being torn off. I suppose its to keep focus on how brutal and animalistic Ichithing is. I dunno, its early, I need coffee.
peca_06peca_06 on May 18th, 2010 04:12 pm (UTC)
I guess they couldn't edit the tearing off Ulqui's limb, because they wouldn't be able to make the scene when Ulqui regenerates it and that would've mean to completely change the plot and cut off a lot of the original manga?. If they could they would make IchiThing and Ulqui just holds hands into the sunset instead >:((.
*SIGH* I am getting really sick of their censoring liberties lately. The more serious and war-like Bleach gets, the more censoring they do and it is getting ridiculous, that way they are even making the plot suffer.
I'm just waiting for all of them to just kiss and make up with a "just kidding you guys", since it is turning into a bit of a joke. I haven't even seen the episode yet, but judging by previous episodes and the picture of Ishida, they are just screwing it up.
jenny_jadejenny_jade on May 18th, 2010 02:20 pm (UTC)
There's something strange in this ep. Have you heard the heartbeat from Ichigo? Where did that sound come from? Especically when Ulqui did blow that heart into ash with Cero Oscuras.

No blood or black blood like muddy water made the animation look dirty.

Ulqui had to go such trouble to make Ishida's hand dirty?

But Ulqui panting in hard breath and reciting LUST POEM is full of LOVE.
_debbiechan_: EXASPERATED ISHIDA_debbiechan_ on May 18th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)

And I guess we have to wait for the subs but it appears Ichigo rises up after SEEING Orihime and Ishida... ? I'm confused. This kinda blows a hole in the he rose up for a beloved theory which I never bought but it makes IchiThing rising up for his friends and throws credence to the good guy Monster which is UGH.
Kylarakarenai on May 18th, 2010 02:28 pm (UTC)

Okay you know, I've given up on the Bleach filler a long time ago but this is just ridiculously stupid.

Orihime starts chanting "What do I do? What do I do?" right after this and now I'm gonna be thinking, "Get a wet towel, clean off his hand and shut the fuck up."

Bleach's timespot suuuucks.
_debbiechan_: EXASPERATED ISHIDA_debbiechan_ on May 18th, 2010 03:32 pm (UTC)
Well, girl, remember how we were wondering what the anime was going to do with the pronoun issue? "I will protect" or "I will protect her?" (I was guessing the latter) The IchiOri fans aren't celebrating because the anime had Ichigo say "I will protect them " as in Orihime and Ishida.

This totally botches up Orihime's guilt issue too now.

edit: correction: Annie says that in the Japanese raw there's no pronoun: Ichigo says "I will PROTECT" so it's the Chinese sub that says "I will protect THEM"


Edited at 2010-05-18 03:46 pm (UTC)
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EspadaDinaespadadina on May 18th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
T___T All good scneses are deleted od censored.... first Ulquiorra's painful look when Lolly's bullied Hime... and... now.. ISHIDA STILL HAVE HIS HAND!! GRAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH....

But positeve things.... Ulquiorra's sexy transform *still drooling* and his poem....
I don't know do I want see hand reaching scene at all.... T___T

Animators must hate UlquiHime....*sigh*
(Anonymous) on May 19th, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)
They don't like Ichihime either apparently....LOL...
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incandescensincandescens on May 18th, 2010 02:53 pm (UTC)
I think it is an utterly stupid choice on the part of the animators, and I hope that it will come back to bite them later should Ishida's missing hand turn out to be a Plot Point in the manga. That'll show them.
hinodeh: IchiRuki: only you can save me nowhinodeh on May 18th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
Same here.

I hope that quite few things that they borked will be plot points or heavily referenced later in the story.
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andrew_jpandrew_jp on May 18th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
Disappointed that one of you're boyfriends wasn't dismembered? You're one sick puppy, Deb. :p
_debbiechan_: EXASPERATED ISHIDA_debbiechan_ on May 18th, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)

Eh he gets impaled in the next episode so maybe I'll suck it up and go ahead and watch for that. I want to see the handreach scene too...
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Bluishorbs: Ichigobluishorbs on May 18th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
Whyyyyyy censor this as well, urgh. First Matsumoto, now Ishida. :(
peca_06: shockpeca_06 on May 18th, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
THEY COULD'VE AT LEAST PUT SOME BLOOD ON THE ARM AND HAND, TO INDICATE HIS AT LEAST BADLY INJURED :((. Blah! I knew that they were going to downplay and white wash some things (I was outraged when they turn blood spills into just spit. Bloody Ichigo looked great in the SS arc and showcased his sacrifice), but this is really going to be so boring and not all that epic for Ishida T_______T.
I'm sure IchiThing is going to just sit down and play chess with Ulquiorra for a really shameful "check-mate", instead of blowing him to pieces and then drink some Earl Grey tea afterwards while he vaporizes in the air and have a jolly good time >:(.
Last week I was a bit disappointed to see an Orihime rolling on the floor Military style, promptly getting up and ran towards Ichigo, when Ishida falls flat on his face and now... this *sigh*.
Ulqui has looked good though XD, I give them that one.
hinodeh: Orihime loves ithinodeh on May 18th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
Agreed on everything, though maybe Tatsuki teached Orihime some military style rolling along with karate. ;)
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karkashan: SeanKomamurakarkashan on May 18th, 2010 03:45 pm (UTC)
Wait, how was Loly OOC? She seemed just like the manga version.

I don't get it.
sleepwalkersleepwalkerrrr on May 18th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
There wasn't that "I owe you" from Loli to Inoue in manga, as well as there weren't Inoue healing Yammilated Loli etc. Inoue x Loli friendship stuff. She just pulled her dagger, released it and died in a matter of seconds.
yet_adored on May 18th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)

I can't wait to see Hitsugaya & co. give Momo a heartfelt slap on the back.
hinodeh: Rukia's elegancehinodeh on May 18th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the laugh. It's the only thing that helps in the face of this travesty.
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