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04 February 2011 @ 10:09 am
New ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D CD cover  

warning: shipping


The new CD cover for the ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D song for the anime ED that had IchiRuki fans heats a-thumping amuses me. It's a predictably IchiRuki cover alright buuuuut ... well, look:







The ED was the talk of the fandom--shippy stuffs in Bleach usually are. ( #4 most discussed vid in film/animation Japan and other YouTube stats)

I do wonder if Hime's presence there isn't a deliberate ship tease. No doubt some parts of fandom may read that Ichigo may be looking at Rukia but his heart and the song belong to Orihime XD while the majority will read the cover to read like the famous 4chan post:





Meanwhile, Valentine's Day is coming up--think that Sensei will give it a nod? Last year we got that pretty spread of the boys and their chocolates. The year before last we got Rukia's dewy-eyed "beauty of the heart" color page. The official release date for the next chapter in Japan is Feb 14 and so far there's no announcement of a Bleach color page, only that a new manga will have the lead color page, but I'm so hoping for a glimpse of Orihime hard at work making chocolates for the customers in her shoppe! Or do you think we'll get a Riruka love page? XD

Finally, a couple days ago Sensei retweeted a very cute tweet in which a sixth grader (in an earlier post I'd mistakenly identified her as six yrs old) made put in a question to an advice columnist about how to confess. There was a long answer in whichshe was told that she should know what love is before she confesses. Her love was compared to the feeling she has toward favorite foods or the feeling of sunshine.

Anyway, I do think it's interesting that Sensei seems to be considering the nature of love lately. XD As a perennial shipper, it gives me hope for squee material. I found it interesting that Ichigo seemed to realize that he wasn't "in love" with his Shinigami badge, merely "fond" of it--while Riruka, given her girly penchant for LOOOOVING things (and wanting to be "crushed to death," lol, by them) made them into minatures. Surely Ichigo feels more seriously about his Shinigami identity than Riruka feels about his "hotness!" Maybe this is a commentary on how girls can discount and trivialize something as serious as love. If so... *looks at dolly collection and goes ouch* Maybe there's more to Riruka. After all there's more to me than my dolly collection! *glances at Ishida-lookalike hubby* XD

ETA: Shippiness continues. <3 More about the CD from the IR FC at BA. Translation by melodymix  from infos on the site:

ROOKiEZ is PUNK'Dの新曲は、初のラブソング。ただ一人の女性を守るために、もがき叫ぶ男の心境をストレートに表 現した感動の一曲に仕上がっている。 ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D's new song is their first love song ever. The song has been completed into a very emotional piece about a man who is struggling and screaming his emotions out in a very straightforward manner, in order to protect one woman.
 
 
 
kanjo_girl: naruto: kubo stylekanjo_girl on February 4th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
I thought Kubo always presented the romantic love concept in Bleach often. Such as Uryuu's crush (or UNDYING LOVE because that's how I see it) on Orihime, which is a theme. Orihime's love for Ichigo, which he seems to remind us of often. Rukia's admiration for Kaien. Kira ---> Hinamori. Hinamori ---> Aizen. And my shippy side screams that Ichigo and Rukia have UST all the time.

But maybe this 'fondness' thing will be more addressed with Ichigo regaurding Rukia and others. At least, I hope so.

Edited at 2011-02-04 04:41 pm (UTC)
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on February 4th, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC)

As you know, I ship Ishida and Orihime hard but I'm not sure he's acknowledged his feelings for her as love yet--I'd hardly call their relationship more than a very fond friendship with a lot of touchstones, hardly undying love. For Uryuu to declare it as such would be on the level of naive overstatement as Orihime's "five lifetimes, one love" declaration for me, putting the cart before the horse. One doesn't make that sort of declaration honestly until feelings are mutual and experiences have been shared. Otherwise it just doesn't ring true. Same with Riruka declaring her "love" for Ichigo and other things she crams into her box. XD She doesn't love them. She's ... fond of them.
kanjo_girl: ishida: lie down for awhilekanjo_girl on February 4th, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, I was kidding about the undying love part. XD I'm sorry, I should've stated I was joking. But I do believe he has a crush on her. It's pretty obvious to me he has feelings for Orihime.