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11 May 2011 @ 03:41 pm
Bleach 447 is Out  
Bleach 447 is out at Mangastream.

A chapter with actual plot and good pacing! *fake shock* I'm impressed. If only all chapters could be like this.

Ichigo's saved to Yukio's PSP.

Apparently Tsukishima invented a weapon for Riruka... "Love Gun," lol. Seems to make sense since her powers in their normal state don't appear terribly useful offensively.

We learn more about Yukio - smart, rich kid genius with a mouth, sorta like the Fullbringer version of Hitsugaya? - and his Fullbringer powers - he can 'save' people, and his powers shut out all reiatsu. He's cute, anyway.

I wasn't sure whether Yukio's powers were so formidable, even though Yukio couldn't "save" Tsukishima at that point, and that's why Tsukishima thought twice about attacking him and Riruka, or if it was just the nature of Yukio's powers "saving" Ichigo that made Tsukishima rethink attacking him. I'm thinking it's probably the latter (Ichigo was "saved" to the handheld so attacking Yukio might make Yukio drop it).

It's nice that Yukio reminds Tsukishima about the explosions attracting attention and that the media would soon arrive. As Ginjou noted in the previous chapter - with his avoidance of jumping on buildings with people in them - fighting in the real world has real world consequences.

Yukio and Ginjou confirm that Tsukishima wants Ichigo in particular. (Ginjou looks particularly angry about that. /yaoi glasses)

Chad does the number crunching for the Fullbringers? Everyone corrected me~ Ginjou was just blaming Chad for all the damage.

Poor Giriko. Left behind to do the clean-up. And what about Jackie? D: D:

Ginjou vs. Ichigo soon!

ISHIDAAAAAAAAAAAAA~! Why does no one visit you unless called ;_;

Ishida calls Inoue to heal him because Kurosaki's been attacked. Ichigo has reiatsu again, though it feels different because presumably it's Fullbringer-related and not shinigami-related. Both Ishida and Inoue sensed the new reiatsu, but Inoue didn't want to bother Kurosaki-kun about it. Apparently only Ishida picked up that Ichigo encountered Tsukishima, but perhaps that was simply based on a hunch (i.e., his assumption based on Ichigo having weird reiatsu now). Apparently Ishida didn't know Inoue was attacked or that she was attacked by the same person.

Sorry for doubting you, Inoue. You did offer to heal Ishida before, he just said no out of consideration for his nakama ;.; Now he wants to be healed because Kurosaki's in trouble. And Inoue heals him some, but it'll take a while yet for him to recover because his injuries are different from normal reiatsu ones.

Inoue senses that something's wrong. It seems to be based on Ishida's apparent confusion over the Fullbringer ability. Ishida looks genuinely clueless when he says he thought it was zanpakutou-related and that he didn't get a chance to ask his attacker anything (I find that kind of doubtful...), but Inoue's still disturbed. Or maybe Inoue's just pondering the weirdness of the difference in their attacks, which is what Ishida is pondering?

Chad came to see Ishida <33333

Chad takes Inoue back to the Fullbringers HQ because her powers are needed to assist in Ichigo's training. Personally, I think she's just going to heal Ichigo and Ginjou, but if her abilities are Fullbring-related (I still have doubts on that), then she might learn something new about her powers there. But TBH, I can't see her using any offensive abilities, even in training, right now since she still hasn't come to terms with the dome. (Besides, Ginjou said he was going to fight Ichigo next.)

To me, it looks like Ishida has a weird zombified look in his eyes at the very end, so I think that Tsukishima messed with him mentally, similar to how Tsukishima messed (IMO) with Inoue to make her feel like he was a friend for a second. But then, maybe Ishida really is just plotting something on his own or is trying to figure Tsukishima out. :x

Anyway, this was a good chapter. <3 More like it, Kubo.
pony_rocks: pic#84544780pony_rocks on May 11th, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
Lots of Ishida. Good. I'm very glad that if I am to own the next two volumes of SJ, one of them is definitely going to have Ishida inside.
Grenat: Yayescarboucle on May 11th, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC)
LOVED IT. Yeah, awesome stuff. GREAT PACING too. Great everything! It's been a while since I've felt this way about Bleach. It does feel good ^^
Bana: headphones explode (in. color)vitiates on May 11th, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
I take it back--I'm invested. In Yukio. That kid is pretty awesome.
manonlechat: gin: has come to rescue youmanonlechat on May 12th, 2011 01:49 am (UTC)
(no subject) - aquat1cf1sh on May 13th, 2011 04:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
Danielwdboldstar on May 11th, 2011 08:22 pm (UTC)
Yukio is... actually pretty cool. I wasn't feeling him til this chapter.

Also, Rurika's Gun has just got "Love Glue Gunnin'" stuck in my head, and now I need her in some sort of Lady Gaga style musical spectacle. >:|
pogo: Kakashi :3pogo2468 on May 11th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
Really nice chapter. I liked the pace, as well as the character interactions.

- Liked the Ishihime (and, yea, that giant-ass panel of Ishida going "What did you say?" What can I say, I still have a spot for this pairing :3). It was nice to see some honestly between the nakama too. I liked that she healed him and that we found out that she didn't, because Ishida said no.

- I like Yukio and Riruka, so it was nice seeing them showing off their powers and 'love guns' (heee)

- Chad seeing Ishida was <3 <3 <3 Glad he's getting some visitors. Poor guy shouldn't be reading during his entire stay at the hospital!

- Ichi vs. Ginjo next? Things are picking up. And, yea, I'm thinking Orihime is there to heal them. One thing I like is that all the nakama are helping Ichigo get his powers back. HM really fractured that group. It's nice to see them coming together. Now, less lies, please XD

- Regarding Ishida, that look in his eye is either because he's pondering all of this or maybe BookGuy did do something to him, a la Orihime. Hmmm, interesting.

- Kubo, please keep this up. More chapters like this, please!! <3
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on May 11th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)


Jackie--why do you doubt Ishida had any time to question his attacker? We saw Tsukishima attack him--he really didn't have any time! And nah, no zombies here. Ishida's up to something. There was a disparity between his attack and Orihime's so there shouldn't be ANY mind control and even Orihime's mind control if it was that didn't involve her losing her senses for more than a fleeting moment. I know Ishida's serious look.

And Neha was right about Yukio being the one who funds everything. He's going to hide reiatsu eh? I wonder if Orihime's barrier powers may be similarly needed.

The Ishida faces in this chapter! <3

And THE LOVE GUN. LOL. I ship Tsuki/Rirukia now. He made her a weapon with a porny sounding name. I want to know what it does.

Thank you Sensei for bringing back Ishida and having Orihime heal him--NOW ALL HE NEEDS IS TO SHOW UP AT THE MOST CONVENIENT TIME! (heh, watch it be chapters from now but it will be QUINCY DRAMATIC I'M SURE!
qwirky on May 12th, 2011 09:31 pm (UTC)
In shounen manga, Bleach included, characters love talking during battles. It's always blah blah blah, then fighting, then some more blah blah blah, and even blah blah blahs during fights. Tsukishima knew Ishida would follow him; Ishida had time to yell after him before he gave chase. IIRC, some time apparently passed between Ishida seeing Tsukishima and Ishida ending up unconscious and bloodied. (I may have to go back and re-read, but Ishida was outside Ichigo's house when Tsukishima arrived, yet Orihime didn't sense him getting attacked, and Ishida wasn't found until later.) I think Tsukishima and Ishida would have definitely had some blah blah blahs while fighting, especially when Ishida's no pushover who's easily defeated. Furthermore, I think Ishida noticed something weird about Tsukishima (have to re-read); that Ishida would assume Tsukishima's power was a zanpakuto/shinigami ability therefore seems suspect to me. (And Ryuuken knew it wasn't a shinigami who attacked Ishida. Would Ryuuken not say anything to Ishida? Even if Ishida weren't speaking to him, that'd be the kind of thing I think Ryuuken would "taunt"/warn him with, I think.)

My issue with Ishida's look at the end may be partly due to cleaners, but to me, his eyes look blank or very cold. Also, I know the editors' text is just the opinion of the editors, not necessarily something accurate about future events, but Ishida didn't look merely serious IMO. Also, the sound effects for that panel are "ooooo", which may indicate something ominous (see http://thejadednetwork.com/sfx/browse/oooo/). I suppose Ishida could be planning something dangerous, but I don't want to imagine him doing something reckless. All his friends are being stupid, he doesn't need to be stupid, too. T__T

That's on top of my personal opinion of Tsukishima's powers - I do think he messed mentally with Orihime, and that those effects will be longer lasting than what we've seen so far. IMO, there was no real reason to visit her or "attack" her if not to mess with her head (I guess she could've been bait, but that seems a little bland), and I think Tsukishima being able to cut non-physical things, including the emotions or feelings, makes sense. I also think that Tsukishima's mental influences/effects are insidious and not something immediate or obvious.

As for Tsukishima attacking Inoue differently from Ishida, we as readers knew that already, insofar as Ishida was physically cut and bleeding and Inoue was not (presumably based on her not having any wounds later). But Ishida's really echoing the same concerns Ginjou had - and those concerns can be answered the same way, that is, Tsukishima can physically cut one person, then cut someone else mentally. The question of why Tsukishima attacked them differently could be for any number of reasons. Maybe Tsukishima saw Ishida as more of an overt threat who needed to be taken out of commission physically; maybe Tsukishima simply knew that attacking him was the necessary catalyst to sending Ichigo to Ginjou, and mental influences later on were icing. Of course, this is all conjecture, and at this point, taking Ishida's analysis of the situation at face value might be what we should do. escarboucle has some good alternate theories on the apparent differences in Tsukishima's abilities that I think are quite plausible.
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mezzo_marinaiomezzo_marinaio on May 11th, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
"That is, if you don't want to be exposed, out in the open."



lunaaddictuslunaaddictus on May 11th, 2011 08:46 pm (UTC)
related to the Cullens, maybe?
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The Orange Rat: Troll Thread!the_orange_rat on May 11th, 2011 08:52 pm (UTC)
Now I want to see Chad dressed as an accountant. Preferably with glasses.
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on May 11th, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC)

I demand fanarts.
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Eva: Bored - [Fairy Tail]animeangel4eva on May 11th, 2011 09:04 pm (UTC)
//To me, it looks like Ishida has a weird zombified look in his eyes at the very end, so I think that Tsukishima messed with him mentally, similar to how Tsukishima messed (IMO) with Inoue to make her feel like he was a friend for a second. But then, maybe Ishida really is just plotting something on his own or is trying to figure Tsukishima out. :x//

Although this is a farfetched theory, wouldn't it be interesting if Tsukishima can actually be part of his target's consciousness? That may explain how he's able to find them (aside from the leaking retsu) and perhaps the shadow that would be speaking symbolically.

Like I said, CRAZZZYYY theory of mine that is VERY unlikely.

The chapter was pretty good, I'm glad the pace has improved, it helps move the story along much faster.
mikados on May 11th, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC)
Page 5 - notice how Riruka's skirt is waaaay too short ;)

I really enjoy this chapter, this IshiHime shipper is happy. Ishida will be back in action soon, yay!
peca_06peca_06 on May 11th, 2011 09:48 pm (UTC)
I do think that the reason Orihime is summon to be there at the HQ for the last stretch of the training is because...:

1) It is going to get really f@king intense, a bloodbath and very perilously close to dying.
2) They are fighting in Real Bodies and not souls (so the carnage is going to be high and again).

I'm looking forward to Orihime's observations on the matter.

Ohohohoo *takes pop-corn out for next week* this gotta be good and I'm dying to see all Ginjou's tricks and skills (and kick poor Ichigo's ass a bit :P ).

LOL at Yukio's little temper tantrum. I laughed so hard when he is all like "NUUU, I don wannuuu" . He is a little wealthy genius, but he does act like a total bratty kid. I guess that is the different from "ol grown up and mature" lil' Hitsugaya . He is adorable though XD.

I think Chad might be in charge of the logistics and damage control, construction, not just the numbers part of it? At least that is what I got out of it :) .

Lots of mystery and lots of uncertainty. I wonder wtf did Tsukishima do to Hime and Ishida >>. Awesome chapter! <3

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tick-tocking: BLEACH☂  3_3scuttling on May 11th, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
I thought he was referring to it being Chad's fault that there was a mess to clean up in the hideout? But, he does have good grades. Accountant ftw.

Chad came to see Ishida, GOOD. Though probably only to ascertain whether or not Ishida had any memory problems. FFFF.

Here's what I wonder -- why is Ishida so surprised Orihime was attacked? If he felt Ichigo get attacked, why didn't he feel Orihime get attacked? Was he asleep or something? He's the one with the best reiatsu perception of the group, or I think that's been implied by Chad, etc. Orihime's attentiveness to Ichigo aside.

I also can't think that Ishida thought it was zanpakutou related, given he "knew his information was useless". Got wonder about that cold shadow. IS it because of Tsuki (but very different attacks, so, doubtful), is it because Orihime was attacked, is it because he's worried about what's going on... hrm cold shadow.

IDK, I know the attacks were different, but there have been SOME clues that Ishida could have been affected as well. It could be a false lead, but I doubt that it's a coincidence that they brought up the possibility (and Tsuki even affirmed that it was possible he'd done something to Orihime, at the very least that year, it was him). Ishiiidaaaa dat shadow what's up...
oh gallant piglet,aizome on May 11th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC)
"I thought he was referring to it being Chad's fault that there was a mess to clean up in the hideout?"

That's what I thought too. But then, like you said, his grades were always better than Ichigo's, so he could do the numbers too...
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nivek01nivek01 on May 11th, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
No, chad doesn't do the number crunching, but he is the one who blew the hole in the wall.

When Ginjou said that 'That was Chad's work', he was defending himself from Yukio's accusations by saying that Chad was the one that blew up the building.

Ishida knows something. If Tsukishima is the bad guy, then he wanted Ishida out of the way so he couldn't theorize and problem solve. If Tsukishima is the good guy, then he WANTS Ishida to think and problem solve and connect-which he has done this past chapter. It'll be interesting to see what Ishida has in mind.
nivek01: IchiRukinivek01 on May 11th, 2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
Also, quick side note, why do cuts in Bleach never get infected? Is being cut by a spiritually powerful blade like being hit with a lightsaber, only without the cool badass buzzing noise? Cause you know if I had Ichigo's bankai, I'd run around at super speeds, doing awesome flips while buzzing to myself.

I ask only because Ginjou's face is bugging my OCD, which I call my Inner Kidd

Why can't you be more symmetrical, Ginjou...?
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tamzin: ichigoconquistadora on May 11th, 2011 10:10 pm (UTC)
SO. MUCH. PLOT. *oggles&drools*

I'm wondering if there's a way for Yukio to 'Delete' whatever he 'Saves' in his console. Thus, if he dropped it or it got destroyed, whatever he had inside of it would be lost, destroyed, killed, etc.

It really is getting curiouser and curiouser just what the Fullbringers really need Ichigo for, especially Tsukishima. The idea that he could be 'tainted' before his 'completion' is still very interesting since it obviously causes Ginjou so much worry. Tsukishima being a developer of weapons makes him seem even more Aizen-like. Though, of course, Aizen isn't the sort to be afraid of public appearances. Perhaps Tsukishima is a well known person in the human world? Or maybe there are people after him and he doesn't want his location known? So much mystery~ I'm not missing the Shinigami right now. Four for you Kubo. I hope he gets a better rank due to this chapter.

Glad to hear that Orihime offered to heal Ishida and he rejected it out of concern. I'm assuming they'll actually show her healing him in the anime for filler. Shippers can rejoice in a few months. XD I'm assuming for now that the look in Ishida's eyes is due to his worry over the situation with Ichigo. He hasn't heard of something like Fullbringer apparently, so the idea of other humans having powers besides Quincy is definitely cause for concern since SS thought they were such a threat. Looks like we may be getting another run in with Ryuuken if Ishida is indeed going to investigate. And it would be very surprising if Ryuuken didn't know anything. This is a guy who's friends with Kurosaki-papa after all, who is in turn friends with Urahara.

It would be nice if Orihime was needed for something other than healing, but it's doubtful. I'm expecting a run in with Riruka next chapter and a comedic reaction similar to Sushi's--jealousy might ensue since she has a thing for Ichigo. I don't think her power is Fullbring, but if it turns out she is, then I won't be too disappointed--a long standing question will be answered at least.

But that crescent moon. Ugh. I can't help but think of Ulquiorra every time I see it. It's burned into my heart soul.