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13 April 2011 @ 01:06 pm
Bleach 444 is Out  
Bleach 444 is out.

Flashbacks of Renji, Kenpachi, Grimmjow, and Ulquiorra.

So it was Jackie yelling "Ichigo!", and it was regarding Ichigo's badge going berserk.

Awww, Ichigo. <3333 Reckless, just as he has always been. Jackie's being concerned, albeit violently and loudly so, but Ichigo's blowing her off. He really wants his shinigami powers back and believes that his badge is telling him to regain his powers ASAP. "This is the way it's always been for me!" == true. His training's always been abrupt, sudden, and dangerous.

Ginjou says Fullbring abilities can't change.

Ginjou's explanation is consistent with Chad's suspicions - Ginjou just doesn't seem to realize the implication of his own words. Just as Chad didn't know how to use his Fullbring powers to their "full ability," when Ginjou and Tsukishima were comrades, Tsukishima apparently didn't know - or else deliberately hid - his powers' full ability/true potential. A sword that is able to "literally cut through anything" may, by its own terms, be able to cut through non-physical or non-tangible things - i.e., able to cut through emotions or feelings. That would explain how Tsukishima was able to affect Orihime - perhaps he cut through her animosity or suspicion. That Ginjou doesn't realize this as a potential "full ability" of Tsukishima's is kind of troubling. >_> Maybe he's still lying or hiding things.

Hey, Ishida's mentioned! <3333

Tsukishima busts into the Fullbringers' HQ. So stylish. He takes credit for attacking Inoue.

Ichigooooooooooooooooooooooooo! YOU'RE BACCCCCCK! <3333333333 It's so great to see Ichigo in shinigami garb again ;____; And Kubo plays on the title of "The Rising," positioning it at the end, just before Ichigo in shinigami attire appears, and the chapter number "444" is placed on Ichigo's face. <33333 Nice. Ichigooooooo ;_; Missed you so much ;_; ;_;

I know some people are saying it's not Ichigo's shinigami powers returning and it's just Ichigo's Fullbring changing (Ginjou's explanation contradicts this) or, I guess, Ichigo unlocking more of his Fullbring's potential... but it seems weird that his Fullbring would "coincidentally" resemble his shinigami powers. :x It's had to tell, but it looks like Zangetsu returning/reforming as well. (And I have to lol at people who think that Ichigo will get a new zanpakutou to replace Zangetsu.)

Fun chapter, and stuff happened~
Eva: LMAO - [BLEACH]animeangel4eva on April 13th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
SNAPPPP! What can I say, this was a badass chapter. 8D
_debbiechan_: party by sxylilwitch_debbiechan_ on April 13th, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)

Wow. What a chapter.

The plot. It is a happening.

I swooned a little (I'm sick and feverish) at the sight of Ulquiorra there when the spoiler pix came out but now reading the chapter, it moves so fast and the Tsukishima stuff floored me--GINJOU DON'T YOU BE FUCKING WITH CHAD TOO! WTF, what do you mean someone other than Tsukishima--that's a lie! You are a liar liar.

I'm betting it's someone Orihime knows from the past--the whole "I'm your..." wasn't an accident. Kubo stuck it there on purpose.


Tsukishima, that was a marvelous entrance. Telling children to read more. I like you, I can't help myself. You're my type. And WHAM, the aquarium. At least Riruka didn't have to sneeze on it.

And holy smokes--is Ichigo fullbringing Shinigami or what? I'm so into this arc now.

No Rukia, no noodles from Annie for me! But geez Louise--I got so many goodies this chapter! 444 did not disappoint. "The Rising" refers to Ichigo's powers and Black Moon Rising but someone on BA mentioned the irony of 444 being anticipated as Death and Bad Luck and instead we got a rebirth. Nice. I wouldn't put that past Kubo, him being such a poet and all. And the long-anticipated return of Ulquiorra in 444 was mollified w/a flashback so I wonder if people who bet on that get halfsies or what.

I'm head over heels for Tsukishima, yeah.

And Ichigo's powers back so sooooon, fuck yeah.
(Anonymous) on April 13th, 2011 06:34 pm (UTC)
"....the irony of 444 being anticipated as Death and Bad Luck and instead we got a rebirth."

could it be the rebirth of the DEATH (shinigami) itself? XD
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Yami Jay: Bleach // Ichigo - Orangeyami_jay on April 13th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
The explanation is consistent at least. But god! I want squealing like an idiot when I saw Ichigo with his Shinigami outfit. I think his shinigami power are coming back, so is Zangetsu. We all know that Ichi ALWAYS defies the laws.
(Anonymous) on April 13th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
I don't know about ya'll, but that last page gave me goosebumps! I hope that's the new look of his shihakusho, all tattered and stuff. It looks like Znagetsu's clothes. But I really hope his powers aren't exactly the same as before. I at least hope the sword is different.
D: orihimeyah_bish_yah on April 13th, 2011 05:46 pm (UTC)
Orihime's situation is puzzling, I'm more interested in what's going on with her than Ichigo inevitably getting his powers back.
C.C. Lemoncclemon on April 13th, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
Well, that was a surprise! Didn't expect to see Ichigo's fullbring taking on the shape of his shinigami garb, but it works out nicely - Kubo did just set up the potential of fullbrings taking on the appearance of clothing with Jackie in the past couple chapters.
kurosaki_anne on April 13th, 2011 05:59 pm (UTC)
HOLY SHIIT!!! ICHIGO´S BACK!! YEAH HELL YEAH! I mean he kind of mixed his shinigami powers and fullbring? or what?? I´m in the middle of french class, everybody was quiet and I was reading the manga, suddenly ICHIGO APPEARS ON HIS SHINIGAMI ATTIRE AND I STARTED SCREAMING AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!! YES! YEEEES!!! hahaha my friend sitting next to me just stared at me as if I was crazy... well i mean FINALLY 6 FUCKING MONTHS OF WAITING AND FINALLY!!! wait? does this mean that rukia will appear soon?? please TITE KUBOOO TEL ME PLEAS THAT YOU´RE PLANNING TO MAKE HER APPEAR!!!!!!!!
Avelera: Fight like a Girlathena799 on April 13th, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)

Also, I almost screamed with excitement when they said that Tsukushima can't implant memories. Unless we find out that his "cutting anything" includes the cutting out Orihime or Ishida's powers (for example) or some other type of cutting that would cause the reaction that it did, then I think we're going to find out soon who he really is. I'm still hoping he turns out to be Inoue Sora *crosses fingers*.
jenny_jade: Hand Reachjenny_jade on April 13th, 2011 06:15 pm (UTC)
"Memories of his past death-matches..."

I do wonder why there's NO Byakuya in the flashback? I can understand for NO Ikkaku, but NO Byakuya? On another thought, if it means for "combat experience", then it can be acceptable that Renji & Kenpachi are the "combat experience" for Ichigo to defeat Byakuya, just like how Grim & Ul are the "combat experience" to defeat Aizen.

Flashback of Ulqui in 2nd release is gleeful :D

Bleach 444 title is "THE RISING". Knowing well it implied to Ichigo getting back his shinigami-like power, I can't help but giggling the word & number playing.

The situation with Orihime is confusing. We did see that it's Tsukishima attacked her & Ginjou thought that it should not have been him. Contradiction? Or is it the effect of Kyouka Suigetsu Kubo used on us? While I did think that Tsukishima did mess with her one way or another. I also doubt that Ginjou knew the truth about EVERYTHING about Tsukishima's ability. His silence & conviction in Tsukishima's power is surely as weird as Orihime thought Tsukishima as her "friend".

I don't see any Riruka's heart on Ichigo anymore. Was he still in doll-size or normal size? I don't see Zangetsu-the sword either. It's more like his black reiatsu (Getsuga) on his right hand shaped like the blade.
Eva: LMAO - [BLEACH]animeangel4eva on April 13th, 2011 06:55 pm (UTC)
//Was he still in doll-size or normal size? I don't see Zangetsu-the sword either. It's more like his black reiatsu (Getsuga) on his right hand shaped like the blade.//

If he were to still be doll-size, I'd be laughing hysterically.
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peca_06: Ichigo eyepeca_06 on April 13th, 2011 06:55 pm (UTC)
Poor Ichigo looked like he was giving birth to his powers lol, so much panting and wheezing. That statement from him was also haunting "It has always been like this for me...". It made a tinge sad. Ichigo has always gone through training and process quick and in such torturous and painful ways. He wants it so bad, he could taste it, he is not going to stop even if he explodes! I also saw a bit of darkness in him, he got violent with Jackie for suggesting to stop and pinned her down on the ground? Is it really your badge or yourself who is wanting those powers ASAP.

Glad to see him "rising" back and I'm glad to see his shinigami clothes and Zangetsu incipiently forming on its side.

All that stuff about Orihime and Tsukishima is very, very unsettling o__O... Dunno what to think anymore. We know that Orihime ain't all there and Tsukishima is keeping information up... And either Ginjou is more naiive than I thought and he genuinely doesn't comprehend the "evolution of their abilities" or even what "cutting through ANYTHING" really means or he too is lying through his teeth or keeping secrets as Chad was so nervous about.
To me Tsukishima looked like he just cut Ishida, but not his memories... Maybe he actually made Ishida forget how he looked like, so he wouldn't be able to say anything at that time, so Ichigo would feel alienated...

That Chad didn't realize his full potential existing within himself versus growth and evolution of abilities is very estrange, because to me they both mean sort of the same, wether you realize the potential or not right away, it indicates growth or maturing of your abilities... Ichigo's abilities were like that too. Ogichi was his full blown power, but he didn't realize this, he just went on stages until he lost everything with Mugetsu ...ARGH! so many questions @_@!
hinodehhinodeh on April 13th, 2011 06:56 pm (UTC)
The plot thickens some more. I'm loving Tsukishima for the fact alone that the mystery of his motives and abilities has introduced some genuine suspense to Bleach after a long time. I personally side with the people who say that Orihime really knows him in some way. On the other hand, his sword clearly did something to her, otherwise there would be no purpose in him stabbing her. So maybe it is only mind manipulation after all... ?

And is Ginjou's guess that someone is impersonating Tsukishima only a little bit of mindfuckery to confuse the readers for a short time or will it in fact turn out to be true?

I'm surprised that Ichigo seems to have gotten his shinigami powers back already. There's gotta be a catch somewhere.
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on April 13th, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC)

oh damn straight there's a catch. I can't celebrate too much because I'm already worried. I know Ichigo's baaack--in the sense that's he's definitely got his FIGHTING groove on (we saw it last week when he was fighting Jackie) but there's going to be a price to pay. I can just feel it. The whole deal w/the Fullbringers was too suspicious and shady--unless he's beaten them at their game and become Shinigami long before they expected him to? What happened to their giving up their powers?

Sooo many questions.

Reading the chapter again, I'm super in love with Chad's calling Ginjou on a lie--I've been wanting to do that for chapters and chapters. I have a feeling Chad won't take Ginjou's shit as easily as Ichigo--or at least I hope not.

Tsukishima--wah wah wah he's hawt.
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erisalia on April 13th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
It would be intersting if Tsukishima was Orihime's father. (Throws out really cracky theory)
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on April 13th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)

He looks about 20 years too young?
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(throws out my own really cracky theory) - (Anonymous) on April 13th, 2011 09:14 pm (UTC) (Expand)
tick-tocking: BLEACH☂ i'd've gotten away with it tooscuttling on April 13th, 2011 07:09 pm (UTC)
MY BIRTHDAY'S TOMORROW AND ISHIDA WAS... MENTIONED! On one hand, boo, Tsukishima showing up means they WON'T go see him and check his memory. On the much great hand, this speeds things up more, SO GOOD, I can sacrifice an Ishida appearance for that.

Wow, Ichigo in his robes. I suspect it won't be that simple, but it'd be nice if it was as it'd indicate an actual push on the pacing. It does seem odd that Fullbring would resemble shinigami, but maybe it's like that for hybrids.

I like the point about a sword being able to cut through feelings. HMMM. That doorknob, l-lol ♥
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on April 13th, 2011 07:50 pm (UTC)

Happy BDAY! We'll see Ishida soon enough. He's never away for more than 15-20 chapters.

I'm guessing we'll get the explanation of what's up with Ichigo's return of powers and what this means for the fullbringers next chappie. I doubt we'll see fighting--Tsukishima seems like the type to dart off to fight another day.

It's like Sensei has discovered doorknobs.... I expect a lot of metaphorical doorknobs and maybe a doorknob poem next, I dunno. lol
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bobateababy16bobateababy16 on April 13th, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
I'm a little worried about Ichigo I'm glad his shinigami powers may hve returned but he was very violet and frantic with Jackie like he did pin her down with his fullbring didn't he he had this almost crazy frantic look to him,idk if it's him or his badge that really wants to get those powers back asap seriously idk Ichigo had a weird vibe this chapter for me.
Sea: AUGH!khyata on April 13th, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC)
Is it a bird?

Is it a turquoise Sheath-tailed Bat?

No....it's the plot! And pacing!

Oh, pacing. You sly minx you.

How I've missed you so.

/end erudite textual analysis of the chapter.