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13 October 2010 @ 11:28 pm
New OP + ED  
In the absence of a chapter this week... here is the new Bleach OP. I hope no one minds, and that this is allowed. xD

ETA: And here's the ED, Last Moment by SPYAIR. I think a spoiler alert could be relevant, because they're already foreshadowing so many things haha. A translation of the lyrics are available here; not quite Mao's best, lyrically... but I do like this song and this animation. LISAAAAAA!!! About the ED, I can't help think of it... as an exercise video. It's so hypnotic because the motion is in time with the song. xD
_debbiechan_: alejandro_debbiechan_ on October 13th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC)

I really love the OP, and even Kubo-sensei tweeted yesterday that the latter part of the OP gave him a tug of the heart.

I liked the whole backwards thing going on in reference to the hougyoku and how events that started Bleach are shown again--obviously "re-seen" through Aizen's ominous words.

Surprised you didn't post the ED. Sensei said that both the OP and ED were "really cool" but I didn't like the ED, especially since the last one, Echoes, was so good. The animation was sort of wonky. This OP is stunning imo, though.
>Kat<: [Naruto] I feel prettytanya_lilac on October 13th, 2010 12:39 pm (UTC)
Sorry! I've stopped watching the anime, actually, I only heard about the OP because I follow Sid... should I put the ED in? I might actually do that, then... *scurries back off to Youtube*

I do love all of these little references to the past; the swallowtail butterfly, especially, is just so symbolic. I'm suffering from withdrawal.
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_debbiechan_: bleach_debbiechan_ on October 13th, 2010 02:49 pm (UTC)

Ah I didn't think of that! The OP and ED match!
The Lurker: yachirulurk_stiltzkin on October 16th, 2010 10:21 am (UTC)
even Kubo-sensei tweeted yesterday that the latter part of the OP gave him a tug of the heart.

A tug of the heart as in it made him sad too or more along the lines of 'Damn, I AM good' to inspire the anime team?

Either way, I still love the rewinding effect and pretty arts. Hope it also inspires Kubo to be better in the future arc.

waterwritingswaterwritings on October 13th, 2010 12:38 pm (UTC)
The GinRan moment was particularly beautiful.
_debbiechan_: KUKUKU_debbiechan_ on October 13th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC)

I'm flailing over the GinRan STILL.
 Lady Camille Catherine Cecily Lloyd-George Xskilly_n_duff on October 13th, 2010 01:16 pm (UTC)
I really like the OP! The animation is one of my favs so far.

And I really like how the happy running Ichigo in the ED is just like the one from the spread a few weeks ago.
シボ 洋蔥さん: I want to shine on younijibug on October 13th, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
That OP was intense.
maewiemaewie on October 13th, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
OP:Nice, i like it. The GinRan is just luv :D Aizen is keeping his serial-killer image. Very nice effects.

Yeah..its ok, loved the espada-parts. Though im feeling that Kubo or the animators are messing with us fans here. (misses Ulquiorra..) And the Orihime at the end was a little treat for the ichihime (good for them)

_debbiechan_: Shipwar_debbiechan_ on October 13th, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)

Really? I don't think this ED was shippy at all. The last one had some IchiOri shippy maybe what with Orihime walking towards Ichigo or the ED with Ichigo walking across the puddle to where Orihime was sitting on a bench but in this one Orihime just seems part of a recap of HM events and she's like all the other characters who come to the forefront of the screen and doesn't interact with Ichigo (I do agree the animators mess with ships though--I haven't seen an overtly shippy ED since the IchiRuki Gallop one though--but there are quite a few where Orihime looks longingly at Ichigo)

I'd like the ED more if only animators could make characters run better. XD
maewiemaewie on October 13th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
Well..the Orihime showed at the end with Ichigo in the background, im sure its gonna be intepreted as shippy^^ And true; there hasnt been a really shippy ED in a good while. Bet its gonna be Ichiruki soon, when those panels from last chapter:3

The ED made me all nostalgic with Ulquiorra and Byakuya and yesh..^^ Ah good times.
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rhejis on October 13th, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
I've done the same and I pretty much agree with everything you have there.
And I found it interesting how everything started to flow backwards after Rangiku's tear dropped on Gin's cheek.
Ichigo's Bankai form falling down? That could be related to Ichigo loosing his powers.

Haha, that opening is so much fun to speculate about, even though it actually doesn't provide any extra canon material. xD
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rhejis on October 15th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
I never payed attention to that because I thought it was just a colour flash or something, but you're right!
Actually, it looks like Aizen to me, just with...pink hair, lol?
blue_eyesgirl: :Dblue_eyesgirl on October 14th, 2010 09:02 pm (UTC)
There's also a mini!Gin and I think what is Aizen's hand with black stuff coming off over/underlayed in the bit when Rangiku is crying over Gin

(naked Ichigo amused me with his giant nipples XDDD)
Capella: Will I be able to say my love to you?akai_gekkou on October 13th, 2010 02:31 pm (UTC)
That Opening is so heartbreakingly beautiful! GinRan!!!
From all those we've had until now that one is my favorite.
Everything fits: art, style, music - I love it.

If only all the episodes had art and animation like this...

I really like the Ending song, the imagery not soo much, but it's still nice.
RoyalAces21royalaces21 on October 13th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Beautiful Gin/Ran icon! <3

I really liked the song and concepts in the OP, especially with the reversal of Bleach events towards the end. And whenever I see that swallowtailed butterfly, I automatically think of Rukia and how she met Ichigo, which to me signifies the start of Bleach.

Regarding the ED...eh...I don't like Ichi's swaying hips. xl
JadeRentjaderent on October 13th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
Amazing opening! There was a concept that connected with the storyline. Beautiful animation. Great song. And it really tugged at heartstrings in several spots. GinRan hasn't gotten to me like everyone else, but that scene where she cries, her mouth falls open and then it goes backwards...just wow. That's gorgeous.

The ending...Not so much. Why does Ichigo have to run like a grinning dork and then...well like I'd expect Yumichika to run. I did like the flash of the KK school days though. They all looked so cute and young.
pirottesse on October 13th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
Grimmjow in the ED !!!!! *happy happy*. So Sensei said that both the OP and ED were "really cool"? He saw Grimmy there !!!!! Thanks Debbiechan for comment the twitter <3
RoyalAces21royalaces21 on October 13th, 2010 07:32 pm (UTC)
Oh yesh, Grimmy FTW!
Phoenix Hawk's Deep Corefmphoenixhawk on October 13th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
That was kind of weird to watch backwards. Neat. Even the text was backwards. (Unless that was an error in the posting. Then, hmmm...)
_debbiechan_: bleach_debbiechan_ on October 13th, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)

Many YouTube vids do that now so the vids won't be detected as copyright violations and taken down or something but these vids get take down pretty quick anyway

It's funny how there are so many inversions going on in Bleach though and parallels so it fits, lol
candy_003: zerocandy_003 on October 13th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
Oh! The opening animation is beautiful, but damn there were a lot of spoilers!
oh gallant piglet,: i has a bugaizome on October 14th, 2010 02:40 am (UTC)
Aw, the ED has already been yanked. But after finally watching it a fourth time on the raw I DL'd I did finally spot Wonderweiss. I had thought he was the only arrancar/Espada that was not featured, but he was just hiding behind Neliel's mane super-long hair.

The OP though... I'mma have to re-watch that into infinity in order to catch everything in it. Really cool.

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manonlechat: bleach: modern womenmanonlechat on October 14th, 2010 02:47 am (UTC)
The GinRan tear is so heartbreaking. :( Oh, Kubo, whhyyyyyyyyyyy...

I like the realist style of the OP.
tamzinconquistadora on October 14th, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
Wow, I'm surprised at all the recent scenes that are included. I guess they're planning on catching up with the current manga? Should probably get back to watching the canon parts.
♬ 謝健新 in B♯ Majorgraphite on October 14th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
I love that this new OP--the ED got taken down, haha--really drives home the point that these past few arcs (I pretty much consider them one long Aizen arc, but whatever) have been a culmination of all the trials and tribulations our heroes have gone through for years and years on end. I love that all these little details for characters are thrown in--RanGin, of course, the very first hell butterfly we see, even Fishbone-D gets a cameo.

It's incredible how long we've all been following Bleach. I'm glad we've been able to, despite all our complaints about Aizen and trolling and .. well, you know. It's a nice manga :)
Jennyla_geni on October 15th, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
The op broke my heart with all the Gin/Ran. I'm gonna have to start watching the anime again, just for that.