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21 September 2010 @ 03:36 pm
Bleach Anime Calendar B for 2011  
Thanks to the wonderful annie_08 who originally found and then posted these at BA, we have the Bleach anime 2011 Calendar B preview pictures.

The calendar's theme is famous historical people, so everyone represents someone from Japanese history. The featured characters are Ichigo (calendar cover), Rukia, Byakuya, Toushirou, Urahara, Orihime, and Renji.







As you can see, this calendar is GORGEOUS. Everyone looks beautiful. You can pre-order the calendar on www.amazon.co.jp, www.cdjapan.co.jp, www.yesasia.com, and other online stores. It comes out on October 27, 2010.



The following is a list of best guesses as to who the characters represent, from 2ch and melodymix:

Ichigo: Sakamoto Ryoma
Rukia: Princess Kazunomiya Chikako
Byakuya: Minamoto Yoshitsune
Toshirou: Okita Souji
Renji: Miyamoto Musashi
Orihime: Murasaki Shikibu
Urahara: Yagyuu Juubei Mitsuyoshi



From Japanese blogger Poppy Moon regarding Rukia:
"Gosakuramachi-Tennou [an empress of Japan] is not famous in Japanese history. chrysanthemum is symbol of Emperor, so I guess Rukia is Kaz[u]nomi[y]a."

"[Ka]zunomiya was very small princess. her high was about 143cm. it's near Rukia."

When she was asked about whether Rukia could be an oiran (like the Clear Soul Plate 2 card), Poppy Moon said no because of Rukia's outfit and flowers.


From nacchan_touya regarding Rukia and Ichigo from the IchiRuki FC:
"I'm pretty sure that she's not an Oiran this time but a Princess/Empress since they put chrysanthemum flowers with her which is Japanese Emperor's symbol and her hairstyle is that of an Imperial member have. KU and 2ch guessed that she is the Princess Kazunomiya, the daughter of Emperor Ninko and Half sister of emperor Komei. As for Ichigo they deduced that he's Sakamoto Ryouma, a Tosanin swordsman and the leader of Meiji restoration.

It would be awesome if that guesses proven to be true because both of those role fits them really well. Ichigo and Ryouma has a similar characteristics, both are outspoken swordsman, had his own principal and both are bridges between two different companies (Ryouma's were Chosu and Satsuma, Ichigo's were Soul Society and Human world). Rukia and Kazunomiya are both noble, have a similar relationship with her half brother (Byakuya and Emperor Komei) and both loves arts very much. Sketchy found a link about Kazunomiya's diary and reading these she does sounds like Rukia XD : here

and just for a fun muse, both of Ichigo's and Rukia's historical characters came from the same era : the Bakumatsu period

Sakamoto Ryouma is known for his role in leading the Meiji restoration, a movement to restore Japanese government from shogun's hand back to the emperor's hand, he worked together with Emperor Komei to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate. Kazunomiya is Emperor Komei's half sister, she was married to Tokugawa Iemochi as a political maneuver in hope to close the gap between the shogun and the emperor yet that failed because in the end the shogunate era were terminated and replaced back by Imperial rule, at that time the ruling shogun was Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Iemochi's brother.

In short Sakamoto Ryouma teamed up with Kazunomiya's half brother to bring down Kazunomiya's brother in law's reign"


Regarding Orihime:
Murasaki Shikibu is known for writing The Tale of the Genji, the earliest novel in human history. The flowers in Orihime's pictures are Bletilla striata, or Chinese ground orchids, which are nicknamed "Murasaki Shikibu." They're usually purple (and "Murasaki" means "violet"). So, that's the reason for thinking she's Murasaki. Murasaki was also a minor noble who served as a lady-in-waiting to various empresses, which probably explains Orihime's simple outfit.


Regarding Urahara:
There's a legend that Yagyuu Juubei Mitsuyoshi had only one eye, so Urahara's eyepatch is the giveaway. :D


The rest you can google. Nii-sama's pretty obvious though when you see pictures of Minamoto Yoshitsune.
 
 
 
n a o k o || want your rad bromance: Orihime- Derp!nendo_chan on September 21st, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
FFFFT. Orihime would write the best version of Genji no Monogatari EVER. Wait, what do you mean it's not about robots? xD Her picture isn't showing up for me- Imageshack and my computer are not friends. Does anyone else have it? :o

Rukia looks absolutely stunning, as usual~
(Anonymous) on September 21st, 2010 10:22 pm (UTC)
Orihime's Tales of the Genji would involve pro wrestling.

--G
シボ 洋蔥さんnijibug on September 21st, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC)
*faints clean away*
There's no Love Without you: Ichiruki kungfune_wayz on September 21st, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting these here, these are really beautiful *searches purse for money* I hope Im not to broke to get this
pony_rocks: pic#84544780pony_rocks on September 21st, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
Okita should have been Ukitake. :/
And princess Kazunomiya was a real bitch. :D

But yeah, it's gorgeous. Will buy.
sleepwalkersleepwalkerrrr on September 21st, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
"And princess Kazunomiya was a real bitch. :D"

What do you mean ? xD
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sleepwalkersleepwalkerrrr on September 21st, 2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
Hee so I was right about Musashi being there. Never imagined though that Renji would've been him, I wonder how did they decide on him lol.

By the way, how did you find out which one is which ? For all I can see they are just wearing different kinds of traditional clothes :D
Grenatescarboucle on September 21st, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC)
For us, it's hard, but for Japanese, it's easy. It's like putting in front of me pictures of well known French people - of course I'd recognize them XD
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Issues: Orihime-Like this *thrust*lovely_masoka on September 21st, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
<3 Orihime looks beaitiful. *wants the HQ of this NOW*

And I agree with nendo_chan Orihime's version would be...highly entertaining. >8D~

And God damn, I had to take a close look at Byakuya! XD I thought he was Ulquiorra for a minuet.

Edited at 2010-09-21 07:56 pm (UTC)
シボ 洋蔥さん: magatama goldnijibug on September 22nd, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
You weren't the only one! :'D
Silvianightshade_ave on September 21st, 2010 08:00 pm (UTC)
Ogod I need this calendar, these illustrations are simply gorgeous. <3<3<3
ore-samathesundaywriter on September 21st, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
Omg I certainly didn't expect this I'm currently watching the Yoshitsune drama and Byakuya's my favourite Bleach character, so this makes me double happy~ They all look lovely though~
Iselin: 13 gardeniselinka on September 21st, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous. Oh,gorgeous.
I love those pictures. Especially Rukia and Orihime.

So Rukia is a princess? How fitting! =) ...the way she looks! So gentle and calm. I really wish for a bigger version <3

Orihime is just as pretty. Normally I don't squee over her pictures because usually her breasts get all the attention. But not here. Her outfit,delicate smile and hair = <333 I dare say,it's the best picture of her I've seen =)

Guys look great too. Ichigo's my favourite and so is the dragon. Urahara's got a nice horse behind him :D and Byakuya's outfit is magnificent. Great bow.

Thanks so much for sharing,Qwirky! =)
_debbiechan_: RENJI GLASSES_debbiechan_ on September 21st, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)

I'm particularly fond of Byakuya in this one. Perriot tends to make Byakuya fairly fey and girly in the calendar pics and this time--UNF. Everyone is stunning, especially the girls. The art has never been more lovely. My resolve is cracking. I may have to get it for Renji alone. I think that's my favorite of him I've seen in a while. The historical references are fun but the art is especially nice--I can't believe I'm actually waiting on the H2 of a horsie behind Urahara, lol.
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Kylarakarenai on September 21st, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
Hah, Murasaki Shikibu -- man, her book is a trip. Nothing like expecting to read a staid ancient book from almost a millenia ago and instead realizing that the protagonist is actually the original manwhore. (Yes. Yes he is.)

Rukia looks really elegant :3 I do LOVE her in traditional Japanese clothing still love her in JP wedding clothing omg and she may not like it - you know that inside, she just wants to run up a tree - but it does suit her.
qwirky on September 22nd, 2010 05:31 am (UTC)
Rukiaaaaaaa. That's why she looks a little bit sad. She wants to go play with the bunnies and squirrels ;_; ;_;

... mm. Manwhore you say? The original one? Interesting...
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_debbiechan_: RENJI GLASSES_debbiechan_ on September 21st, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)

I need to save money, I need to save money, I need to save money, I need to save money...

I CAN NOT SHOW THIS TO MY DAUGHTER! SHE'LL NEVER LET ME HEAR THE END OF IT IF SHE SEES THAT RENJI PIC!!!! D:
qwirky on September 22nd, 2010 05:29 am (UTC)
So... broke... these next few months. Bleach, why must you come out with awesome things NOW? ;_; ;_;
(Anonymous) on September 21st, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
I think Rukia is the Empress Jitõ!
(Anonymous) on September 21st, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
The chrysanthemum is the symbol of the Japanese Emperor.
There were eight Japanese empresses. So it is possible that Rukia is an empress, but I think she should be an imperial princess.
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Slipstremeslipstreme on September 21st, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC)
I so wish I could get a hold of this calendar, the pictures are utterly gorgeous! Love the historical background you were able to find on them.
qwirky on September 22nd, 2010 05:41 am (UTC)
Yeah, shipping's such a pain T_T Though there are a lot of stores that are selling it online, with pre-orders~

Most of the background info was from Nacchan, Annie, and others, not me XD *thanks them instead* :D Also, Google. T_T
i hurt the flower.: .autopsy of the devil's brain.snoozy on September 21st, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
Neat.
The Orange Ratthe_orange_rat on September 21st, 2010 09:42 pm (UTC)
I used to read The Royal Diaries series when I was little. :3

If I hadn't given them away to my old group home I would read Kazunomiya's again. They are fake diaries but really interesting.
Issues: RukiHime-Oppositeslovely_masoka on September 22nd, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
I loved that series when I was younger. Make sme wish now I kept some beause even though fact it had some interesting history.

I learned about Tanabata from the Korean princess's diary. xD /random info and happy someone else read them.