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16 August 2010 @ 07:44 am
Delicate Kuchiki Papa  

More from Kubo's Masked interview with permission from pony_rocks (a professional translator btw). I don't have the verbatim translation yet but she allowed me to post this info from the Byakuya FC at BA (post here):

Coincidentally, I've just been translating the Masked interview with Kubo for myself and it says that Soujun Kuchiki died in a battle. Apparently, he was rather delicate (the usual "his body was weak") and not really battle-oriented, but he still possessed some talent and after all he was supposed to become the next head of the Kuchiki clan, so he tried hard and made it to the rank of vice-captain, but then got killed. Poor thing. Kuchiki boys are obviously delicate.

Ah, Byaboi and his delicate flower petals of doom. Now I'm wondering what his daddy's zanpakutou was!
incandescensincandescens on August 16th, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
This would also help explain Byakuya's own feelings of duty. How can he possibly live up to a father who nobly fell in the line of duty, fighting enemies beyond his own strength, virtuously self-sacrificing to the last...
pony_rocks: pic#84544780pony_rocks on August 16th, 2010 03:29 pm (UTC)
I think there's much truth in this.
Lindsay: byakuya contemplativerinji on August 16th, 2010 02:00 pm (UTC)
Kind of makes me wonder how his mom died, too. Poor Byakuya-bo has known a lot of death in his life, but he's so stoic and holds all that weight on his delicate shoulders.
Rubicaetherpants on August 16th, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
Does it say anything about Kuchimama?
pony_rocks: pic#84544780pony_rocks on August 16th, 2010 03:26 pm (UTC)
Not a word, sorry. :(
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HappyLittleMoronmoronqueen on August 17th, 2010 01:25 am (UTC)
Marriage is a pretty deadly thing, I agree - especially in the Bleach universe.
pony_rocks: pic#84544780pony_rocks on August 16th, 2010 03:26 pm (UTC)
Ah, so it hasn't been out yet! :D
I'm glad - at least I can do something useful. Sorry for my poor English, though - the summary above might give you a slightly different impression, which is my fault (I must make it clearer at BA, too).
See, not that Soujun wasn't delicate and dutiful, but Ginrei played a bigger part in it, which I did not convey properly before.

Here is a verbatim translation:

Q: And Soujun Kuchiki is...
Kubo: That's Byakuya's father, but he's already died.
Q:It happened in a battle?
Kubo: Yes. He wasn't really that battle oriented by nature, but Ginrei thought that as Kuchiki he surely posseses a talent, and that even though his (Soujun's) body is weak and he's not battle oriented, he's got to become the next head of the family after all, so he made him a fukutaichou. But in the end he (Soujun) was killed.
Q: But he was certainly able...
Kubo: He was skilled, but - I mean he was a gentle and very kind person.

manonlechat: bleach: inside the gotei 13manonlechat on August 16th, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing this (and I need a Byakuya icon).
darksloverdarkslover on August 16th, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
The Kuchiki boys are delicate?

Like a butterfly, I tell ya. No, wait, that is already taken (ButterflAizeingel).

Well, Rukia fits in there even more now. And no wonder why Byakuya chose Hishana. :P It's in the family, I guess.
 Lady Camille Catherine Cecily Lloyd-George X: Byakuyaskilly_n_duff on August 16th, 2010 04:17 pm (UTC)
Awwwwwwww. Poor Byakuya! He's been my favorite character for a long time. I have a soft spot for people who do the honorable thing no matter what other choices tempt them. Of course, I hated his guts when he first showed up but I eneded up crying when he told Rukia about Hisana.

Byuakuya is the Commadore Norrington of Bleach!
empressmaudeempressmaude on August 16th, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
Oh my God, Commodore Norrington! *fangirls*

I hadn't thought about it, but yeah, it kinda fits. Only he better not die in the end.
シボ 洋蔥さん: magatama goldnijibug on August 16th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
This! And I agree with empressmaude
Jayce: Ukitake upsetjayceanime on August 16th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing! No wonder Byakuya's personality changed so much between the turn back the pendulum arc and now.
My Devil On the Bed: Byakuya - born for thisldybastet on August 17th, 2010 07:38 am (UTC)
I was thinking about that too! That this was probably one of the big reasons for his change to holding up a cold mask at all times instead of flying off the handle.
The Orange Ratthe_orange_rat on August 16th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
I has a sad now. ;_;

Hmmm...could this also have something to do with why Byakuya kept Rukia as an unseated officer?
シボ 洋蔥さん: magatama goldnijibug on August 16th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
Omg-! *wibbles*
So true~
HappyLittleMoronmoronqueen on August 17th, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)
I'd love to see more about Kuchikipapa, honestly. What's been shared already does give some very good insight into why Byakuya is the way he is now.

Thank you, as always, for sharing. :)
sakurahououji_n on August 17th, 2010 06:42 am (UTC)
It makes me wonder about his relationship with Hisana now. Did he want to protect her and make her better (and feel in love along the way) because his father was also delicate and forced deal with hardships/make hard decisions. maybe he thought he could save her, but in the end she died too. but then he found Rukia and did all he could to wrap her in cotton, bubble wrap, and styro-peanuts so as to protect her and not loose her too, even though she's tough(er). Of course he can wear his soft/sensitive heart on his sleeve, he has to hide everything behind his stoic facade. Poor Byakuya-bo.
vraieespritvraieesprit on August 20th, 2010 10:25 pm (UTC)
Yet another loss to add to the catalogue of tragedy that's Byakuya's life. But very interesting. Do we have kanji for Soujun by the way? I'm curious to know the meaning of his name, given that Ginrei has "silver" in his and Byakuya has "white" in his...

thalielthaliel on August 29th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)
like father
really, they look somuch alike...maybe Byakuya was clonedXD