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22 July 2010 @ 01:34 am
Bleach 413 is up  
Bleach 413 is up at MangaStream.

REMINDER: Do NOT Tweet to Kubo about this chapter, or use avatars from this chapter's art to Tweet to him, until Monday. THIS INCLUDES the "MASKED" character book cover and content.

Ehhh. Only one page of Ichigo... and it's like a repeat of the previous chapter's. >_>;

Mizuirooooooooooo. Oh, you adorable kid. I really liked his no-nonsense attitude on how to survive. It's endearing. His facial expressions in this chapter are priceless. I see why they were called kinda scary. He's very straight-forward in his approach. It's a lot of fun and very admirable.

Tatsuki learning about Mizuiro's womanizing ways, and Keigo being all "see! see!" == hilarious.

Poor Chizuru. She's in the dark and confused - all she wants is an explanation, even if she can't quite understand it. Her reaction reminds me of how Tatsuki-tachi felt when Ichigo distanced himself from them. You can see their hesitation in telling her - but perhaps that's because, as Tatsuki said, they themselves don't know enough about what's going on to fully explain, or maybe it's that this is such Deep Shit, it's hard to unload on a person. It IS a difficult situation to explain, plus they're being stalked by Butterfly!Aizen.

... I hope Butterfly!Aizen didn't just flash them.

Mizuiroooo <3333 So cute. *dies* "So it's useless after all."

Holy crap. KEIGO. KEIGO. You are so wonderful. You're up against an unknown enemy who you know can pulverize you, you've had no training at all to fight this sort of thing, and you're standing there with a borrowed sword to protect your friends. Wow. And Mizuiro's face, screaming for Keigo. <333 And Tatsuki's. <3

Afro-san appears! And we get his shikai (lolwhut). And then they run. :x *amused*

Gin's face at the end of the chapter is so odd. What's he feeling? And Aizen's expression, too... Hrm.
honeyhammerhoneyhammer on July 22nd, 2010 05:42 am (UTC)
Mizuiro is one cool cat. I love how calm he stays. And as much as this chapter didn't progress the plot, I did enjoy seeing how proactive a bunch of powerless kids were in terms of trying to get away and keeping each other safe.
qwirky on July 22nd, 2010 06:21 am (UTC)
Yeah. I'm fond of the Karakura kids but don't love them, but this chapter was a lot more enjoyable than the spoilers led me to believe. And I love how Mizuiro was - so straight-forward in everything, planning things, executing his ideas, and his face really only became worried when Keigo was trying to protect them. They're all good kids. <3
riah_chan: RukiaLaughriah_chan on July 22nd, 2010 05:43 am (UTC)
I love the Karakura group! ^__^ I know this chapter was not hugely plot relevant or anything but I just couldn't stop grinning.
tsubaki99tsubaki99 on July 22nd, 2010 06:04 am (UTC)

Miyako: GagaPhonemlyako on July 22nd, 2010 05:47 am (UTC)
Aizen for a reason doesn't seem pleased with Gin D:
manonlechat: aizen x ginmanonlechat on July 22nd, 2010 05:54 am (UTC)
Chizuru!!! Good to see you awake, honey! :D

Aizen is scaring the bejeesus out of me. This evil, all-powerful being hunting a group of kids is creepy.

Annnnnnd back to GinRan. Rangiku's death's door, wide-eyed stare is reminiscent of this image:


The relationship has gone full circle. If that was deliberate, Kubo--I am impressed.

Final words: "A sense of discomfort between the two...?!" Is Aizen/Gin backstabbing imminent??? NEED NEXT CHAPTER.
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♀*La Muerte Chiquita*♀: kurosakisla_kalaka on July 22nd, 2010 06:08 am (UTC)
Aizen knows that those are Ichigo's friends and he wants to kill them off because he knows that doing that gonna get Ichigo in crazy mode so he can deliver all his powers. They are the bait to get Ichigo where he wants.

Grenatescarboucle on July 22nd, 2010 05:59 am (UTC)
I'm so glad to be Mizuiro's fan XD He's freaking epic XD
qwirky on July 22nd, 2010 06:22 am (UTC)
All Mizuiro fans should rejoice at their boy being so wonderful XD He was the best part of this chapter, with Keigo trying to protect them with Afro-san's sword a close second in my book XD
♀*La Muerte Chiquita*♀: kurosakisla_kalaka on July 22nd, 2010 06:05 am (UTC)
And Mizuiro's face, screaming for Keigo. <333


ANd it means so much after reading Keigo say that Mizuiro is more attached to Ichigo than to him, and in despite of this he is still happy to see him get closer to another person.

And more after seeing Mizuiro keep his composure in front of Aizen even after got the proof that the guy is a damn monster. So seeing losing it when Keigo charges against Aizen is just... OH MAN! It has been a long time since I feel this excited and attached to Bleach situations and characters ;_;

And of course, the rest of the gang. Everyone shines, everyone tried to do something. And I loved that piece of chit chat in between, I DO LOVE that stuff!!

qwirky on July 22nd, 2010 06:30 am (UTC)
I just love how it was the one time we saw Mizuiro actually freaked out, instead of nonchalant, and it was over Keigo. <3 And yah, for the same reason as you mentioned - after Keigo's admission to Tatsuki a few chapters ago. <3333 It was a really nice touch on Kubo's part. XD

The kids are so sweet. *pats them* :D
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RoyalAces21royalaces21 on July 22nd, 2010 06:11 am (UTC)
Aizen needs pantsu. O_O
oh gallant piglet,: giggleaizome on July 22nd, 2010 06:13 am (UTC)
LOL I noticed that too!
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oh gallant piglet,: KarakuraKidsaizome on July 22nd, 2010 06:12 am (UTC)
Everything you said here: THIS. Seriously. Mizuiro's always been so mysterious, and now it's like the more we learn about him, the even more mysterious he gets! He's so calm and badass. I love him to pieces.

Chizuru almost made me tear up a bit. Wanting an explanation even if she won't understand it? Also it's great seeing that even though Tatsuki's always beating her up, they actually ARE friends.

KEIGOOOOOOO! Damn it, I wish he'd had that zanpakutou a bit longer, but Afro-san was pretty funny too. I'm we finally got a little bit of a breather at the end of this one, as far as the Karakura Kids go. It's been tense trying to NOT worry about one or more of them possibly getting offed by Aizen every week.
qwirky on July 22nd, 2010 06:33 am (UTC)
I really have no better description for them other than they're good kids. That's it, plain and simple. They really are. Mizuiro got to shine in this chapter (so amazing), and Keigo stood up to try to protect his friends. <3 And yes to Chizuru and Tatsuki. <3 Really. Good kids. *hugs them*
n a o k o || want your rad bromance: Tsuna- ILU (Enma)nendo_chan on July 22nd, 2010 06:19 am (UTC)
HFIGEF CHIZURU. //snuggles Seeing her so serious and distraught is just as heartbreaking as the other time- she's being kept in the dark even more than the others, having been possessed by Numb Chandelier and yet given even fewer clues than Tatsuki and Keigo. Even Mizuiro's somehow picked up more. That being said, these guys rock so hard, standing up to Aizen like that.
Sunflowers and Vodka: Thank you Red!!sindragosa on July 22nd, 2010 06:30 am (UTC)
Yaaaaay bit character awesomeness! Chizuru for being badass normal (seriously, normal people don't just jump into the fray, they ask what the HELL is going on here!) and Mizuiro for being prepared for an "after the apocalypse" style fight!

Totally makes this chapter awesome even though Aizen is taking his dear sweet time stalking High School students through a street. And I just realized how funny that sounded. :P
qwirky on July 22nd, 2010 06:36 am (UTC)
Mizuiro would survive a zombie infestation. Of that, I have no doubt.

Aizen's a creepy, creepy guy. He's wearing what amounts to a trenchcoat with nothing underneath, and he gave those high school students a peek at his unmentionables. D:
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kohi_no_torakohi_no_tora on July 22nd, 2010 06:54 am (UTC)
Afro-san appears! And we get his shikai (lolwhut).

I'm pretty sure that his shikai or at least the name, shape and release command were revealed many a moon ago in either one of the games or databooks. This is just the first time its shown up in the manga proper.

Personal favourite moment is more 'I begin to see what kind of person you are Mizuiro' followed by Keigo's reaction.

I am also wondering precisely how much Tatsuki-tachi know. Urahara was aware of their presence when Ichigo left for Hueco Mundo and their reactions suggest that he told them at least some of what was going on.
tsubaki99tsubaki99 on July 22nd, 2010 07:11 am (UTC)
Yeah apparently Afro-San's Shikai(Along with Kaien's shikai Nejibana) first appeared in Bleach Advance for the GBA back in 2005 (or it was 04?) I find amusing that it took Kubo to properly show it in the manga xD

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_debbiechan_: Isshin warm and cozy_debbiechan_ on July 22nd, 2010 07:22 am (UTC)
Copypasta what I wrote at BA cause unlike most people bitching about this chapter being “filler” I loooooved it:

Originally Posted by Thepo
Also, Mizuiro has balls like crazy.


I'm so in love with these earnest wonderful Karakura kids giving it their ALL right now. People can rag on this chapter all they want but this isn't just comedy filler--this is to make a point about character and trying your best. These kids are doing what Ichigo the hero failed at when he had his moment at the dangai declaring it was "no use" to pursue Aizen and what Orihime berated herself for when she called out to Ichigo's prostrate form for help on the dome (sorry guys, had to go there) and didn't use her offensive power.
You're supposed to do all you can. You're supposed to try your damnedest.
This is a shounen moral to end all morals. These humans with no superpowers (yet! ) are doing everything they can against GagAizen himself and it's comedy but it's also heartwarming as hell and in the end it's going to be their little bit that helps Ichigo save Karakura Town somehow--because Ichigo may be the final hero but he can't do it alone. /end of preaching

Also what I wrote in spoiler thread here (cue more preaching): Mizuiro! Oh my little one! Man, I love these Karakura kids. I see the griping in the BA thread already but I love this sort of comedy and I love the Karakura kids--giving it THEIR ALL AGAINST GAGAIZEN! This all makes me suspect we're going to cut back to the dome to a really crestfallen Orihime who didn't use Tsubaki (sorry, I HAD TO GO THERE--IT'S ON MY MIND!) I think it's the way Kubo foreshadows. I mean, I thought Allon was filler and useless for the longest time and couldn't figure out his relevance in the plot with all his yelling until Ichigo transformed on the dome and looked so eerily like him... for some reason I get that these little bravehearts in Karakura are honestly supposed to be in contrast to Orihime--I KID YOU NOT.

As for this post http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?p=3151627#post3151627
at animesuki’s chapter thread, I lol-ed but srsly, Kubo could really write that and I’d love it. Bleach is so much more than its plot. What happens next is, sure, the reason we read serial stories but Bleach is character-driven more than plot-driven. I’m reading to find out Isshin’s backstory and to see that next squiggle in Gin’s expression and for next poetic mumbo jumbo from Aizen’s lips more than to see how Ichigo is going to finally defeat Aizen (oh he will, one whole arc from now, not this time).


okay, maybe one more final final word: Are we supposed to think that Aizen is pissed at Gin? I'm surprised at how much I'm not interested after all that Karakura charm. I really was so happy to see Chizuru again. It's been YEARS, years baby. It's like running into an old friend on the street and just stopping traffic because you have to catch up!

Britasteslikemiso on July 22nd, 2010 07:28 am (UTC)
I have always held the somewhat cracktastical opinion that Aizen and Gin secretly haaaaate each other with a burning passion. I just get the vibe from their scenes together that Gin, in particular, gets under Aizen's skin in a painful/uncomfortable way. Theirs is a marriage of convenience. I just wonder at Gin's motives for following Aizen and Aizen's for keeping him around.
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april_ms on July 22nd, 2010 07:48 am (UTC)
I love this chapter for everything that is KK Kids. They are sooooo awesome <333333. joining in hugging them :hug...

And Aizen with his smirk is not annoying at all for me. Just to show that he is in playful mode right now. I don't understand yet why he does not kill the KK Kids right away (from Aizen's POV, not Kubo's POV). After going Gaga, his playful mode is showing. Maybe because he knows he is THAT powerful.

But beside the waiting of Ichigo's plot, I really can not wait to know what's going between Aizen and Gin. Those are the reason I'm eagerly waiting every week for Deicide chapters. It's very intriguing for me.
Kylarakarenai on July 22nd, 2010 08:06 am (UTC)
Q, you're a doll. I LOVE YOU.

Mizuiro = awesome. Try what you can. Fail? Oh, then fucking try again. And again. And again. You're a good man.

Okay, I'm off again. <33333
qwirky on July 22nd, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
*loves you back* <3

Mizuiro = awesome. Try what you can. Fail? Oh, then fucking try again. And again. And again. You're a good man.
Mizuiro's won himself a ton of converts, I bet, as well as solidified his already-fans' love. <33333 And lest one try to argue that Mizuiro doesn't know what he's up against, and that's why he's so casually nonchalant about throwing more things at Aizen... well, we see that shadowed picture of him when Chizuru demands to know what's going on, as well as his worried-for-Keigo face. Mizuiro knows, he just isn't going to give up if he still has something left that could work.
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