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31 October 2010 @ 12:30 pm
Dumb poll, Jump Festa announces seiyuu, etc  
Happy Ghoul's Day to those who celebrate.

Since the post your pumpkins and Halloween bleach stuffs entry BOMBED, per special request I've made a dumb poll. I woke up with a cold this morning so it's dumber than usual. Essentially my objective is to open up speculation about the time-skip now that we know it's been 17 months and there was only so much Kubo could do in the last chapter. Where were Orihime and Chad? How long do you think it's going to be until we see anyone from Soul Society? When Sensei said that this Karakura arc with the new guy was going to be a "short" arc, what did he mean by "short?" (I've read 8 months in various places--Sensei can't be quoted as saying that--he only said there would be a short arc then a longer one in which Isshin would figure). In any event, until the next chapter, all we can do is speculate....

Poll #1638840 Dumb Poll Re Time Skip

Chad? We didn't see him in the last chapter because

he quit school and signed recording contract
he's in the advanced smartypants class with Ishida and Orihime
the deportations officials caught up with him--hello Mexico!


Somewhere shagging with Chad
Mechanical Engineering advanced placement at university (gotta build that robot!)
Culinary correspondence school
Over Ichigo--yes.
Over Ichigo--not for 17 months, not yet
Over Ichigo--never, not for 5 lifetimes anyway

Soul Society possibilities

Mayuri has a new headress and is still stylin in Hueco Mundo
Rukia stole the VC spot at her division from those eager beaver lieutenants
Hinamori is no longer on life support and maybe is badass all of a sudden
Other (explain in comments)

Other news: WSJ announced the line-up for this year's Jump Festa:

Basically it says that Jump Festa Bleach will be held on Dec. 18th and 19th. The scheduled guests are Kubo sensei, Morita (Ichigo), Orikasa (Rukia), Nakai (Kokutou's seiyuu), Furuya (Syuren's seiyuu). This is the first time movie OCs are showing up for the festival. I'm disappointed other Bleach seiyuu like Ishida's and Orihime's aren't there. I expected the nakama there. I guess these OCs are expected to be popular? Soul Plates and everything--well... they're bishie for sure.

Also, I need to clear up a rumor regarding a misunderstood/mistranslated tweet that's been circulating. It's being said that Kubo-sensei requested hentai of Yoruichi, Neliel, and Rangiku and implied that he wanted to see some of Orihime. That's just not true. Not saying that Sensei can't be a perv sometime but what he was referring to were the new Bleach mousepads that have recently been merchandised. The mousepads are, erm, "erotic" and feature 3-D boobs of said characters. Kubo simply hadn't seen the merchandise and wanted to see them. Also, Seika Oda (Yuki, Orihime's seiyuu) asked Kubo why Orihime wasn't featured on one of the mousepads and Kubo responded that it was because Orihime was still in high school. Du'uh. Anyway, just clearing that up because nothing irritates me more than misinformation. This is how those "there's going to be a TURN BACK THE PENDULUM ARC ABOUT THE ESPADA" rumors get started. 

n a o k o || want your rad bromance: Tesla- Ka-Kakkoiinee~!nendo_chan on October 31st, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
"This is how those "there's going to be a TURN BACK THE PENDULUM ARC ABOUT THE ESPADA" rumors get started."

What I wouldn't give for that to be true.

Orihime needs to show up soon- I'm really eager to see how these 17 months have treated her. Hopefully, she's doing better psychologically and in terms of understanding/using her powers.
_debbiechan_: orihime 341_debbiechan_ on October 31st, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)

I don't think we're going to see any psychological progress/real character development with Orihime offstage (unless it's her getting over Ichigo--which would be WAHHHH)because I believe Kubo really wants to focus on her understanding herself and her powers--and in a shounen, that happens in a battle, not offstage.

I'm eager to see her again though.
(no subject) - nendo_chan on October 31st, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Slipstremeslipstreme on October 31st, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)

People need to stop mentioning this. Stop giving me false hope already!! *pouts* :P
I wouldn't have even thought there was going to be one if I didn't actively participate in the fandom.

I have a different theory as to why Mayuri is still in Hueco Mundo, but it involves keeping the survivors as "pets" and I'll stop here and let your mind fill in the blank. *evil grin*

Sucks that the Halloween thread bombed. I was really looking forward to it. I would cosplay but I still have to lose 50 lbs. I've got a couple WIPs going but nothing Halloween themed, though one is decently gory.
_debbiechan_: iNSaNITY is ReLaTIVE_debbiechan_ on October 31st, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)

Pets? I ... liiiiike it .

I'm crazy to know what Mayuri's accomplished in HM but this is BLEACH so we just have to wait.
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pony_rockspony_rocks on October 31st, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
Japanese schools don't do this "smart class" thing - at least not normal public schools. And people stay in one class for the whole three years. Just thought I'd say that, because people do seem to talk about this "possibility" a lot. :)

Chad must be in Mexico. And Mayuri is... Mayuri.

_debbiechan_: CHAD DEAR KUBO_debbiechan_ on October 31st, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)

I'm relieved to hear that actually!

So Mizuiro was never in Ichigo's class? He went ahead when Ichigo and Keigo went into one class.
And Ishida did appear to be running down the hall. I dislike the idea of Ichigo being separated from Rukia AND his nakama but that spread with them all facing away was ominous.

*needs chapter*
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hinodeh: barragan laughs twicehinodeh on October 31st, 2010 06:10 pm (UTC)
Great poll! XD

I also wonder why we didn't see Chad and Orihime. Maybe they left earlier to fight hollows or skipped class for that entirely? It's really weird that we didn't even see them in the background.
Let's hope that this doesn't mean anything bad for either of them.
_debbiechan_: Orihime_debbiechan_ on October 31st, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC)

Fighting Hollow seems the most obvious reason as to why they weren't there, right? But I hardly see the need for Ishida to need help when he's got his new fancy bug spray bow.

They're in play rehearsals, detention, WHERE ARE THEY?
The Main Gauche of Enlightenmentvelvetsword on October 31st, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
Rukia's doing non-stop sword training. 17 months solid.

SOME PEOPLE have to get bankai the normal way.
The Main Gauche of Enlightenmentvelvetsword on October 31st, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)

Furuya (Syuren's seiyuu)

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shut your mush: chadishihimeimlikat on October 31st, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
I like to think that Chad, Orihime and Ishida fight the Hollows together. Not that Ishida *needs* help, but I think he's learned something about teamwork by now, and I think he'd welcome the help :)

I don't know where Orihime and Chad were in that chapter, though! I was excited at the thought of seeing them, but all we got were pictures of the backs of their heads! How disappointing, booo.
_debbiechan_: Ishida hearts_debbiechan_ on October 31st, 2010 06:56 pm (UTC)

Why there you are!

Icon love. Yes, I would give anything to see those three hanging together next chappie.

Just seeing your name makes me think of all kinds of scenarios for those three. <3
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Kim!spartydragon on October 31st, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
Hmmmm... what has Soul Society been up to these past 17 months...

Everyone's been growing mullets.
Renji got a pair of aviator glasses to go with his mullet.
The 11th Division watched Gurren Lagann and now wanders around shouting MANLY THINGS and wearing Kamina's sunglasses.
Except for Kenpachi, who thinks they're all off their rockers.
The Vizards have taken up some of their old posts under the condition that they change the shinigami wardrobe to black suits and cool cool glasses.
Rukia has been busy working on a Chappy the Rabbit doujinshi.
Hanatarou's milkshake brings all the girls to the yard, and he doesn't know why. Or what to do with them all, really.
Someone finally brought Ukitake some Ricola. He feels much better.
Central 46 are still asshats.

Off the top of my head, whaddya want? X)
_debbiechan_: GANSTA OF LOVE BY YACHIRU_debbiechan_ on October 31st, 2010 06:55 pm (UTC)

The Vizards have taken up some of their old posts under the condition that they change the shinigami wardrobe to black suits and cool cool glasses.

ooooooh yeah.
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Lizzy, a harmless lecher and pyromaniac: 4th wall has been decimatedwicked_liz on October 31st, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC)
Chad was originally from Japan - his name indicates he's half Japanese, since "Sado Yasutora" be not latino.

I think he and Inoue have formed their own version of the AVENGERS Society and are spending their days kicking villainous ass.

Inoue isn't precisely over Ichigo, but isn't keen on seeing him mope about Karakura - she's had some actual down-time to put her life in order and to grow up a little. She's gotten a hair cut and taken a few levels in badass. She's the "intel" side of the AVENGERS Society.

SS is going through a revolutionary period. The Proletariat have finally decided to over-throw their bourgeois oppressors. Nii-sama is pissed and has moved the Kuchiki family compound to Norwich.

Ishida is also part of the Society, but considers himself more an external member, giving back-up support when needed.
(Anonymous) on October 31st, 2010 10:07 pm (UTC)
Great now the idea of
French Revolution + Bleach
is stuck in my head now... Tale of Two Sereti anyone?

So wait, Ishida is Batman now?

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♀*La Muerte Chiquita*♀: mexicola_kalaka on October 31st, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
I just think that Kubo did this for plot purpose and to remark about Ichigo being powerless and unable to see ghost, normality is around him and he no likes it x_D

I hope to see a Karakura 3 Squad in Power Rangers style (sentai??) xD Orihime would be Pink, Uryuu woudl be blue and Chad... mmm Red!

Grenat: Pensiveescarboucle on October 31st, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
I think it's obvious that Chad and Inoue are in different classes. If they were in Ichigo's class, we would have had a frame showing them, like Sensei used to during the Karakura arc.

Beside, we only hear Ishida giving an odd excuse to go hunt hollow, which indicates that he is still in Ichigo's class - would Chad and Inoue really ignore the whole business? I'm not sure, maybe they would. There seem to be a distance, even between Chad and Ichigo right now - he wasn't shown when Ichigo went to school or went back home.

Somehow, as I told you deb, it struck me that it was the three characters the most dependant on Ichigo who are not in his class anymore - Mizuiro, Chad and Inoue. It also struck me that nowadays, Ichigo seems closer to his non-powerful friends - Mizuiro, Keigo and Tatsuki - rather than the 3 nakama. All I can do is hope that the team of Rockin' Future 7 will finally be brought back together. It does seem that Rukia is a link, not only for Ichigo and his powers, but also between Ichigo and his friends - as she is missing, Ichigo shuts down, and everything goes very blank.

Poor Ichigo. Even though he now has more time to study, his grades still drop because he's missing both his powers and Rukia. I'm kinda wondering if on his paper form, he's not going to write "Shinigami" XD I hope he can make the decision by then :)
Avavisforvanilla on November 1st, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
I still think that Rukia is waiting for Ichigo to turn 18 to take him to her underground castle where she will teach him how to love through song and dance. I think I'm sticking with this theory.
tsubaki99: Detective Momotsubaki99 on November 1st, 2010 01:49 am (UTC)
Hahahahahahaha xD +1
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kanjo_girl: harribelkanjo_girl on November 1st, 2010 04:09 am (UTC)
For some reason, I find the "deportation" thing about Chad pretty offensive.

Other than that, Yoruichi better show up! I bet Urahara's been asked to come back.
_debbiechan_: Chad tatoo_debbiechan_ on November 1st, 2010 08:30 am (UTC)

Eh, sorry. It's a running gag with my friends about how Chad gets shafted because he's the Mexican (like when he was in that collectors card set and everyone was underage drinking but Chad was SERVING the drinks). I always presume that as a Latina and a Jew I can make these remarks. No offense intended and dismay with the immigration controversies in America implicit. Love for Chad. <3
MT: IshiHime- Feel our wrathdbnext on November 1st, 2010 06:01 am (UTC)
I'm guessing Ishida's going to have new glasses. We still haven't actually seen his face yet. Seems like the kind of thing to do.

I'm also pretty sure Orihime's keeping the long hair, but the way she parts it has probably changed again.

Other than that I got nothing.
_debbiechan_: smile_debbiechan_ on November 1st, 2010 08:31 am (UTC)

I think you may be right about the new glasses!

Oh, that would be awesome.... I concur with Orihime--I'm thinking wavy shoulder length hairstyle, no bangs?
arihdniarihdni on November 1st, 2010 06:30 am (UTC)
well, respecting the poll...

I'm sticking to the possibility of Chad went to mexico y in short vacations to fight more criminales and ladrones hehehe...

BUt I like the music thing one.

Orihime: those three first.... I would love to each on of them...yes, but maybe she's in other class. or like CHad in a trip, maybe in her case in a college trip. (plz correct me if I'm wrong I don't know very much of the education system in Japan)

And for our dear soul society: Hinamori, I think she needs more rehabilitation (in general) But I would like to see her more strong and determinated.

1)I would personally love to see Renji as a Captian. Why? So he can be an equal to Byakuya..... but that is a far dream of mine XD.

2)New design of the Captian's Haori. Either provided by Yamamoto, or by the SOul society women Association.
balladbirdballadbird on November 1st, 2010 09:23 am (UTC)
TBTP for the espada? Nah, never believed that. No way Kubo would do something that interesting, not when there are other characters the fans want to hear more about, like Tetsu's mother.

As to predictions, I'm better at predicting character developments than plot developments, so I'll leave those to the pros.
_debbiechan_: tesla 291_debbiechan_ on November 1st, 2010 02:08 pm (UTC)

I read that as TESLA'S MOTHER for a second.

Then I starting thinking about her.

Damn you Ballad!