Infos from the latest Jump issue. There will be a color spread for Bleach next week (yay! Zangetsu01 confirmed ) . In a chapter preview, Jump dramatically mentioned an unnamed someone mysteriously standing before an Ichigo who has lost his powers (but we know how not to trust Jump teases so make of that what you will) and there was also the following (get ready for more dubious Renji comedy and sexy!bellybutton!Rukia)
The ad below features images from the Bleach Soul Plates which this time feature the theme of "world country costumes." Renji is supposed to represent India. Rukia is a Hawaiian dancer. Hitsugaya is ... British I think. Ichigo is a Spanish matador and I hear that there are four other spots yet to be seen. Thank you to poppy_moon for the scan!
I really do wonder sometimes about the anime team hating Renji.
Oh, also, speaking of sexy!Rukia, did you see the DVD cover for the OVA Memories in the Rain and Sealed Sword Frenzy? Rukia's in a Men in Black suit here but you can see boobage. One of the sexiest drawings from the animation team in a while. I love it:
Still waiting on Sensei's cover for the manga calendar. It's supposed to be Ichigo and Rukia. I'm pumped about this incoming week's color spread.