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02 August 2010 @ 05:21 pm
Masked Translations! Tidbits! Infos! Ran's Vol 46 poem!  

Tons of poorly organized but fun tidbits below the cut!

Masked came out today as did Volume 46 and info has been coming out hard and fast. I’ve barely been able to keep up with it. Just got back from a doctor’s appt with my daughter and will post what I have. There’s more to glean from MSN convos I was having with translators, but for the moment, here are some highlights. Info continues to come out on the Masked thread at Bleach Asylum. The most sincere thanks to Space for scans and to czeliate and others who are translating and organizing info.

First, it was Rangiku’s poem from Volume 46 that made me wibble. This is the translation by sketchbaka  (thank you Dian!):

It is not terrifying to know sorrow.
Terrifying is to know you can't go back to happiness you could have.

Ouch, ouch, ouch! My GinRan heart just goes ouuuuuch! But that's the way it's always liked its GinRan sooo.... not complaining. Oy the angst!

Movie trailer from A&A television show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-SDOUx94mo&feature=player_embedded
More info about the trailer here, as its believed to be the one that actually aired at the Naruto premiere, is here

Translated by pikeish :

Some translated tidbits from Bleach Databook 02: MASKED

From Kubo sama's interview:

Q: (...We do not know where Zommari's rank number is located. What about it?)
A: I didn't think of it (laugh). I only think of it when the character will show his/her rank number (laugh)

Q: "Like the part where Ulquiorra showed his rank number?"
A: "I was thinking of the best place to put (the rank number) according to the scene, and if that place is right for that character. I've imagined it according to the last part of volume 27's poem: "The 5th lies in where the heart is" <- this part, and the fact that Ulquiorra's number is in where his heart is. Though I have forgotten on which I decided on first.

My UlquiHime shipper self hyperventilated at this news. I barely made it to my daughter's doctor's office without requesting oxygen and an IV bag of tranquilizers! I've ALWAYS wanted info about that poem directly from the poet's mouth. Ulqui's heart and Orihime's poem are connected! Not giving up on my Quincy Five yet but I've squeed soooo much today I've lost my voice.



PROTECTION : "Ichigo, who was rescued by his mom, and Rukia who also rescued him and his family. The root of why he fights is originated from the thought "I will protect my nakama"

Interesting that Morita-kun was speaking about just this Memories in Rain stuff at AX recently, that this made Ichigo who Ichigo was.

(The part where he is seen carrying Orihime)
"Carrying Orihime, Ichigo heads of Sado's rescue. He will never desert a nakama. No matter how deep his wounds are"

(The part where he's fighting Grimmjow)
"Who Ichigo fights is, Grimmjow, who tore through Rukia in one blow"

Soooo, Ichigo's motivation for fighting Grimmjow was....?


"She is better at Kidou than Sword manipulation, during her times at the Shinourenjyutsuin her grades were excellent. As shown by those grades, she could skillfully use kidou without the chanting, as well as the double chanting."

"The reason Byakuya protects Rukia, is because of the last wishes of his deceased wife, Hisana, Rukia's real older sister"

Profile data:

Class: (unseated) officer
Birthday: January 14
Height: 144cm
Weight: 33kg
Sword: Sode no Shirayuki
Release command: "Mae, Sode no Shirayuki"
Bankai: Unknown
Hobby: To climb up high places
Likes cucumber and shiratama
Dislikes none

I love the fact that Rukia dislikes no food. My daughter Sophie doesn't either! She's a pistol too!

Page 2:

Purpose of Battle:

(From left)
"The reason I am here right now if because of you guys taking care of me/thinking of me" says Rukia, cheering up Orihime from the bottom of her heart.

("Aren't we nakama scene")
Even while thinking of such nonesense, for Ichigo "Don't you believe in your nakama..." was once again admonished and pointed out by Rukia"

2nd row:

"I've remembered.. where the heart existed"

"The heart is in here" - Kaien
"For what are we here for?" he said to Rukia who was ridden by uneasiness, Kaien coveys what is precious.

The pictures are GORGEOUS. You WILL want to hold this book in your hands. You can order from here. AmazonJp ships internationally, and I've dealt with them before and they're fast and reliable.  Now some more random info:

Official names never before written in romanji:

Yammy LLargo
Wondreweiss Margela
Loly Aivirrne
Menoly Mallia
Nel Tu
Pesche Guatiche
Dondochakka Birstanne
Ciricci Sanderwicci
Zommari Rureaux

New names of the Gotei:

7th Division vice-captain: Kobbakishin Emon
3d Division vice-captain: Iba Chikane
11th Division captain: Kiganjuu Kenpachi
6th Division vice-captain: Kuchiki Soujun
2d Division vice-captain: Oomaeda Marenoshin

From czeliate:

ok...after having a look on kubo's interview..

I think..regarding TBTP vice captain and captain:
2nd division vice captain is 大前田 希 ノ進 Omaeda Marenoshin (omaeda's father)
3rd division vice captain is 射場千鉄Iba Chikane (Iba's mother)
4th division vice captain is 山田 清之介 Yamada Seinosuke (hanatarou's brother)
6th division vice captain is 朽木 蒼純Kuchiki Soujyun (Byakuya's father)
7th division vice captain is 小椿刃右衛門 Kotsubaki Jinemon (sentarou's father)
11th division captain is 鬼厳城 剣八Kiganjo Kenpachi

I apologies If I've mistranslated their name..

yeah..so much of families relationship ~
as expected,
out of this book...the unknown VC and captain of TBTP interest me the most~
others were kinda..

yes, the actual translation is syunsui.. XD~just like kira, the actual translation of"Izuru" is actually "IDURU"
not surprising though..I already knew it since SS arc..

Haha, THIS SYUNSUI will take some getting used to, although I'd already starting spelling Shui Feng the Chinese way since I saw it written that way on Kubo-sensei's acrylic dinner table! 

*stares at pics above* I don't see what you gals are going on and on about the Kuchiki Papa... Oomaeda's dad is clearly the studmuffin of the lot!

Arrancar Birthdays (compiled by hinodeh )

Ulq: 1. December
GJ: 31. July
Nnoitra: 11. November
Tesla: 13. May
Neliel: 24. April
Yammy: 3. April
Luppi: 5. June
Pesche: 25. May
Dondochaka: 30. June
Loly: 27. January
Menoly: 7. December
Cirucci: 27. February
Dordoni:28. August
Zommari: 13. October
Aaroniero: 23. April
D.Roy: 19. June
Shawlong: 4. November
Edorad: 25. August
Yilfordt: 22. June
Nakeem: 3. August
WW: 6. July
Iceringer:23 November
Demora: 27. July
Szayel: 22. June
Gantenbein: 21. September

(Yays, I share a birthday with Kenpachi and now I share Scorpionic brotherhood with Ishida and Shawlong and Nnoi!)

I was on MSN with lots of fandom people today meanwhile trying to juggle RL and I know that Nacchan translated something from Kubo’s interview about Ulquiorra being the first Arrancar imagined and created. Mezzo has Ishida’s pages and Ryuuken’s pages to translate for me and eventually all the good parts will come out. Patience is a virtue, but I know some of you wanted what there was to be had asap. I’m in hog heaven here.  Just for the record let me post some of my first reactions to the scans that were in an earlier f-locked post because I find my fangirlishness really hilarious:


DAMNNNN, I accidentally erased my file before saving it and have to reload again. ---_____--- But while I was browsing... OMG, SUCH GOODIES. My Ishidaaaa got the title "Dignity" <333 Renji got "Desperate?" LOL. Orihime got "Reject"... um, that's a little questionable. I hope that's not meant to have a double poetic meaning but knowing Kubo....Hmm, Rukia gets "Belief" while Orihime gets "Reject?" I like how Ichigo got "Protection" and Ulqui got "Cruel" but those roles were ironic in the Lust arc.... speaking of LUST ARC, it's not in the book!

I love how Rose's vice's outline LOOKED SO MUCH LIKE ISSHIN in the ads but... DAYUM... SO FUNNY... IBA'S GRANDMA? (eta--it's Iba's mom--I got my info wrong)

No lust arc in the book? LOL, okay, that settles down a good portion of the fandom that was anticipating wank.

I'm practicing zen patience and just looking at the pretty pics. RYUUKEN STATS! Oh such pretty pics. I need to hold this book in my hands though.

HOMAN, this is just awesome.

omfg eny omfg, the info is just coming out and I have to take my daughter to the doctor.... the Ran poem is out tooooo. OMFG, this is all too much. GAH! <3

and then I started to calm down when talking about Orihime’s title:


She doesn't turn back time. Essentially what she does is REJECT reality. Aizen explained it. So that's why it's an interesting comparison with Rukia's "Belief" title.

Maybe it's just me. I think Kubo likes to play with parallels.

I think Orihime's reality rejection is both an asset and a burden/flaw.


I’m sure I’ll have tons more to say as more info comes out but in the meantime, bless you Spacecat and thank you Sensei, this has been a really fun fandom day! *blows kisses* Oh, and my little girl did swell and was very brave getting her vaccinations and all her check up stuff at the doctor today!


I'll update this post as I get more infos.


from lennan : In the book there's a 101 years ago/Present day Shinji/Hiyori comic. Because it killed me ded, I'll translate it.
Shinji, you're such a girl. XDDD:

101 years ago Shinji: Aaaah. Getting back to work after a long time [of not working] is so tiring.
Hiyori [with a suspiciously Rukia-like expression]: Hey! Baldy Shinji! Aren't you going to the with all of us to the Karaoke bar? It can't be helped, but we'll even let you sing! C'mon!
Shinji: Nooooo waaaay. I'm going to go for my "treatment"* and sleeping. And I also don't want to hear your mating gorilla singing voice.

Present day: Shinji [as vain as ever]: Definitely, the me a hundred years ago was cooler...maybe I should grow my hair long again.
Hiyori: DON'T . Secretly, I aaaaalways thought that it never looked good on you.
Shinji: What?!

*TN: meaning like you know a manicure, getting his hair done, etc. can't think of an equivalent that's not specific. Spa?? Facial?? Massage?? I don't know. BRB, loling forever.

from nomoreprinces : Chapter doodles from Vol 46 I cleaned up the chapter doodles from space's scan of vol46 and then put them all on one page.


from jkid712

Soujun had a weak body and couldn't do much, but because of Ginrei and the Kuchiki family he thought he had to take not fail them. Like father like son. They're both obedient and both hold so much pride. But I can't help but feel sorry for Soujun-kun.

I'll be working on the other pages that I can see now. And to let every else know, although you may know this, from most of the profiles I've seen such as Hinamori's, Ichigo's, etc, it says stuff we already know. I haven't seen Ulquiorra's or Grimmjow's so maybe I'm not right, but from the other's I've read, it was a waste of paper. Big disappointment. But the new characters and interview was quite worth it.

(from interview)
The Third Division member called Chikane Iba (Iba Chikane), is Iba's mother?
久保:お母さんです。『極妻』(ごくつま)みたいなイイメージで描きました。射場のお母さんだから広島弁だ し。だからその時の三番隊はローズが新任で入ってきたのを、結構ローズは気弱というか、あまり自分でやらな いタイプだから、ケツ蹴ってやらせるのが、ちかねでっていう。ずっと恐られっぱなし感じ(笑) 。
Kubo: It's his mother. I drew a *Gokutsuma type of image. A Hiroshima dialect since it's Iba's mother. So Rose entered that Third division at the time as a newcomer, and since the nice Rose as I should say is timid and not really the type of guy to do anything, Chikane would be the one to kick his ass.
でも、この頃の三番隊っていうのは、ギンが隊長の頃の三番隊と若干性格が違うでしょうか?三番隊の矜持(き ょうじ)は、”絶望”ですが...。
But this Third Squad around this time is different from when Gin was the captain isn't it? But the Third Squad's dignity is "despair."
久保:きっと、ローズにもそういう一面があるんです。ギンは、三番隊の矜持である”絶望”を、今までの隊長 の中で一番差している隊長かもしらないですね。最も、三番隊らしい隊長というか。
Kubo: Surely you can say the same for Rose as well. Gin may be the best captain up until now that represents the Third Squad's dignity "despair." I'd say he's more like the Third Squad.
That's right, when Gin came in suddenly the atmosphere changed.
Kubo: It became a dangerous atmosphere (laughs).

*This one was also annoying. Byakuya's dad was easier.

In the interview, Kubo used the term Gokutsuma (極妻). I don't know what/who it is. I was surprised for Kubo to use the word けつ. I really does mean "ass!" On top of that, it was written in katakana which in this case adds emphasis or swearing. Amazing to me because the Japanese don't really use terms like this because their so polite (they're so obsessed about favors and all that that you can't mention you helping them).
ずっと恐られっぱなし感じ(笑)。I didn't translate this. I didn't know what the subject is.
I skipped some words when translating like when Kubo was explaning Gin and the Third Division. Doing a translations one thing, but making it into English is harder (sorry for saying this twice). 最も、三番隊らしい隊長というか。What I meant to say while translating this is that Gin is very fitting to be the captain of the Third Squad. That's the impretion I get when I read this.

I'm translating Hanatarou's brother next and a little bit about the other characters when I wake up in a few hours. Now just something quick.

あと、曳舟(ひきふね)の属する零番隊っていうのは*王属特務何ですよね?その王属特務は、今後出てきます か?
Q: Later, the zero division Hikifune went under is the royal guard isn't it? Hereafter, will that royal guard appear?
Kubo: It's plans to appear.

 Lady Camille Catherine Cecily Lloyd-George Xskilly_n_duff on August 2nd, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
They're BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for the lovely compilation.
honeyhammer: Bleach: Grimmjowhoneyhammer on August 2nd, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Deb and everybody for compiling this information!

And yay, I share my zodiac sign with Nel.
selenityshiroiselenityshiroi on August 2nd, 2010 10:41 pm (UTC)
I share a birthday with Grimmjow. GRIMMJOW!!! I don't even like Grimmjow (he tore through Rukia in one blow...not allowed).

That comment on Ulqui's number and relating it to Orihime's poem is just...guh...
dark_kathydark_kathy on August 2nd, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks like always Deb! :3
andrew_jpandrew_jp on August 2nd, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
Uh, think you accidentally posted the same image twice, there.

I haven't trusted Japanese writers with romaji transliteration for years. It'll be a cold day in hell before I ever spell Shunsui's or Izuru's names any differently.

Soujun looks less...stern, I guess, than I expected from Byakuya's dad.
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on August 2nd, 2010 11:08 pm (UTC)

yeah, he actually looks... sweet?

I fixed the pic. Let me look over this thing once more before I crash.
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The Orange Ratthe_orange_rat on August 2nd, 2010 11:01 pm (UTC)
Haha, I share my birthday with the Granz brothers (twins?).
Vayshti: gintamavayshti on August 3rd, 2010 11:11 am (UTC)
LOLOLOL - if Granzcest fanfic wasn't crazy enough, we now find out they're probably twins XD
RedLiriumsscullys on August 2nd, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
"*stares at pics above* I don't see what you gals are going on and on about the Kuchiki Papa... Oomaeda's dad is clearly the studmuffin of the lot!"

Lllllllllllllllooooollllllllllllllllll Yeah, right XD
nehalenia: ishida omgwtfnehalenia on August 3rd, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
I find myself strangely unable to look away from that picture. The hair, the sneer... now we know what became of Elvis.
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Ashleigh: wistfultalymil on August 2nd, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
Iba Chikane...just Iba Chikane. I am happy.
kanjo_girl: harribelkanjo_girl on August 2nd, 2010 11:14 pm (UTC)
IKR? I desire screen time of her now.
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redgreendressredgreendress on August 2nd, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
Hobby: To climb up high places

OMG Rukia. Is it just me or is that totally poetic? I have always thought of her as that child with dirty, bare feet who climbs up trees and jumps from branch to branch as easily as a wild monkey! And the fact that she wanted to be a shinigami and is so determined to overcome her limitations no matter the obstacles...Oh Rukia, how I love you!

 Lady Camille Catherine Cecily Lloyd-George Xskilly_n_duff on August 3rd, 2010 02:52 pm (UTC)
They had this info at the back of book one! I remember thinking how much I loved that during the scene she's sitting up in the tree at school when the other girls invite her to lunch.

I also think this habit gave her a sense of peace to the execution scene.
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kanjo_girl: byayorukanjo_girl on August 2nd, 2010 11:13 pm (UTC)
With that information about the captains/vice captains, so many things are making sense now. Especially Byakuya's father, Iba's mother, Hanatarou's brother and Kenpachi.

Byakuya's father looks so... unlike a Kuchiki... Gentle and sweet looking. Like, he could be a Hantarou.
(Anonymous) on August 3rd, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
He looks a bit like Hisana to me :)
(Anonymous) on August 2nd, 2010 11:16 pm (UTC)
Bleach movie 4
This trailer was different from what shown in the theater
and also this is teaser not trailer

so that teaser not shown orihime or ishida or rukia or renji

_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on August 2nd, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Bleach movie 4

It seems incomplete to me. In any event, we should have the full trailer and/or teaser up on the official movie site soon. This bit seems pretty short to have been what ran in the movie theatre but it does start with Kubo Sensei executive producer drawing. <3 The official movie site will have more. Let's be patient.
unfinishedwingunfinishedwing on August 2nd, 2010 11:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks for compiling this! It was a lot of fun to read.
LOVE Rangiku's poem, so pretty, but that's what I expect of Kubo's poems. :3

OMGGGG, the Kuchikis are HOT. Soujun looks so much more carefree than his son and father!

Not even an ulquihime fan but I love that little tidbit about the placement of Ulquiorra's number and the Orihime poem, which remains one of my favorite volume poems ever.
the cosplayin' cat lady: happymochavalentino on August 2nd, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks for compiling this info! :D

*still bummed about Love and Rose not getting their own pages*
Running on Coffee and Schadenfreude: [Random] I hurt you because I love youarcadiasilver on August 2nd, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
Yet again, the 10th Division is left completely in the dark. No captain or vice captain data (CANT WAIT FOR A TRANSLATION OF THAT PAGE) at all from TBTP. Kubo clearly still has a story or plotpoint to tell with this division if the databook is mute on it. The theory that Isshin was Hitsugaya's predecessor is neither proven or disproven. At this point, Isshin is already out to the readers as a shinigami - maybe they want to wait till the next data book or the Isshin Gaiden to be more forthcoming.

The 10th division VC is probably one of the biggest mysteries in Bleach right now.
marheavenangelmarheavenangel on August 3rd, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
My friends and I wonder if it has anything to do with Isshin....because that's the only thing I can think of why nothing could be revealed....I dunno...maybe I'm wrong too
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n a o k o || want your rad bromance: Tesla- Ka-Kakkoiinee~!nendo_chan on August 2nd, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
WAAAAIT... The bros. Granz are twins? Or are these their birthdays as Arrancar? Either way, it doesn't make sense, since Ilforte clearly looks several years older than Szayel, and Szayel was an Arrancar before Ilforte. Unless they were made Arrancar on the same days of differnt years, which I wouldn't put past Kubo... //fangirls over all the obscure character data
Ananomoreprinces on August 3rd, 2010 01:24 am (UTC)
Fraternal Twinzzzz! XD