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22 June 2011 @ 11:57 am
Bleach 453 is Out  
Bleach 453 is out at MangaReader.net.

It's missing some pages at the end though. Missing pages were added.

I REALLY recommend using Adblock in Firefox or Chrome. I keep getting "BLOCKED EXPLOIT" notices in Norton, so the advertisements they use seem to be sketchy.

ETA: MangaStream's version is up as well.

Impressions are based on the MangaReader translation.

What an incredibly intense chapter. The emotions and atmosphere are great.

ICHIGOOOOOOOOOOOO ;_____; You poor boy. We get to see him freak out, then as he realizes how much his sisters have been affected, he is increasingly freaked out. Then he gets HOLY SHIT FUCKING FREAKED OUT as he realizes all of his friends have been affected, too. Meanwhile, everyone else thinks he's acting funny, weird, or crazy.

We see a lot of familiar faces in this chapter - Yuzu and Karin, then the surprise visit by Tatsuki (with a "Diva" shirt), Mizuiro, and Keigo. And they're all brainwashed (presumably cut) by Tsukishima into believing he's just Cousin Shuu-chan/Tsukishima-san who's come to pay a visit. Tsukishima follows up by hinting to Ichigo that he's affected Chad and Orihime as well (which we as readers already knew).

I really liked the scene with Ichigo and Tatsuki. It brings back memories of their last major interaction, in HM arc, which was also antagonistic. This time, of course, Tatsuki's been brainwashed, so it's different, but I'm not happy with the way a lot of lingering emotional plot threads related to her got swept over, so to see aspects of those lingering plot threads in some form is nice. You can really see how "trapped" Ichigo felt when she confronted him: Tatsuki was trying to reason with him and make him act sane, and Ichigo only weakly argued against her.

Ichigo's so freaked out he breaks through the window to escape. ETA: Whoops. Ichigo flung Tsukishima so hard against the window that it broke. He then jumped out of that broken window.

Ikumi happens to drive by and picks up Ichigo. These pages are sweet and echo the "trust adults" sentiment she expressed a while back. Ikumi tries to comfort Ichigo with boobs, but too bad she's also been cut by Tsukishima.

Ichigo's beside himself and scared/freaked shitless - there's no one to trust, what with everyone apparently having gone insane or been mentally screwed with. Poor kid ;___;

Ichigo runs into Ginjou and learns that the other Fullbringers have fallen into Tsukishima's "trap." What "trap" does Ginjou mean, and how did Ginjou manage to escape it? Did Tsukishima cut the other Fullbringers, too?

Tsukishima proves himself to be the ultimate creeper who has successfully rode everyone's bicycle. Imagine him cutting everyone, then just casually sitting around, eating dinner with Karin and Yuzu while waiting for Ichigo to come home.

People have commented that this chapter is like a horror movie, a nightmare, or a serious mindfuck. Yes to all of the above.

For those who thought that the mystery shinigami was Rukia, this chapter further supports that by knocking Karin and Ikumi (popular guesses) from the running. And to those who still suspected Urahara and Isshin of nefarious deeds, this chapter makes them and the mysterious shinigami sound increasingly like Ichigo's saviors.

ETA #??: I'm also not sure what Tsukishima's motive is in stalking Ichigo, messing with his family/friends, and taunting him. To just play with him? To make him desperate? To drive him to Ginjou? I should add I don't trust Ginjou still (his claim that all the other Fullbringers fell into Tsukishima's trap, yet he alone escaped it is super suspect, not to mention his other creepy behavior this arc). bonefield suggests Tsukishima and Ginjou may be working together, which I can't rule out and which this chapter supports, though I also can't rule out them working at cross purposes, neither of which are good for Ichigo.

blue_eyesgirl: Byakuya - mangablue_eyesgirl on June 22nd, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
That's not the whole chapter though is it D:
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hinodeh: barragan laughs twicehinodeh on June 22nd, 2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
I want the last two pages, but man, the sheer gall of Tsukishima's infiltration of Ichigo's life made me laugh hysterically. Aizen was never that messed up.
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nehalenianehalenia on June 22nd, 2011 04:19 pm (UTC)
The way Karin & Yuzu are defending Tsuki and trying to pull Ichigo off him made me realize he must have cut ShiShi too, and that's why he's his minion.

I also think the fact that Orihime and Chad both realized they were cut and Orihime questioned why she thought Tsuki was a friend means they're resisting his influence.

Just my initial thoughts. *goes back to reading*

Edited at 2011-06-22 04:27 pm (UTC)
hinodeh: Adianehinodeh on June 22nd, 2011 04:25 pm (UTC)
The rest of the pages are now on mangareader.
_debbiechan_: Bookman_debbiechan_ on June 22nd, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)

holy shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit, that was all very horrifying. I'm totally in love with Tsukishima now---THAT WAS AWESOME MINDFUCKERY.

Ichigo running and running.... I think I finally laughed after he blushed and then just remained under Unigaya's boobs wondering wtf to do....

Who's the picture of that guy on her wall, I wonder?

No answers, more questions but a very fast-paced chapter.... Ichigo's freaked out faces were amazing. Why didn't he fight Tsukishima? I guess collateral damage w/all his friends there... but his running, running, running and Tsuki showing up--such a horror show! Sensei's good at that.
Avelera: Fight like a Girlathena799 on June 22nd, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
Though I do have to wonder if it occurred to him AT ALL that maybe he shouldn't have left them alone with the creepy guy? Whatever happened to protecting people? Though I understand he was completely overwhelmed.

Perhaps there are parallels here to Orihime on the dome? Just total freak out and inability to do anything, protect anyone, or help at all.
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dvaB..aka..Yumicode_mari on June 22nd, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
I guess Isshin and Kisuke need to make their entrance right about... NOW! >.<
Oh, and I guess football does good for woman's body, since Karin got boobs and Yuzu doesn't.
Sensei's creeping me out.
Cassiemizukagami on June 24th, 2011 05:14 pm (UTC)
THIS!!! This was the first thing I noticed! I looked at the panel and was all, "OMG! Karin got BOOBS!"
Shinigami_Lucia: pic#109160264shinigami_lucia on June 22nd, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
Tsukishima was so creepy! D:
Kim!: Nose Ponies!!!!spartydragon on June 22nd, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)

How much you wanna bet ALL of the fullbringers are playing Ichigo? Maybe they left something out of their little explanation like... you have to kill a shinigami to become one, or they plan to kill him once he's a shinigami again to absorb his powers.
oh gallant piglet,aizome on June 23rd, 2011 02:26 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've been thinking this for a while now. Ginjou's and Tsukishima's so called rivalry didn't feel real to me at all. It would also explain why Riruka seems so torn.
Yami Jay: MythBusters // One doing momentyami_jay on June 22nd, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
Yea, it's one of those chapters. And I mean one of the "What the hell is going on" chapters. Oh god... I hope (it's probably wishful thinking) that Ishida is not affected. Maybe we'll get some Urahara, Isshin and mysterious shinigami show up.
jpblackjpblack on June 22nd, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
what in the fuck
what in the FUCK

I don't even have words. This type of trolling... they're must be a name for it.
Eva: GAME OVER [Haruka]animeangel4eva on June 22nd, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
Holy fuck, this chapter made my blood run cold. Poor Ichigo ;A; *SHIVERS* I WANT THE NEXT CHAPTER NOW!!!
onlycookieonlycookie on June 22nd, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC)
Tsuki is so badass he's glorious!
Rarely see a villain that does shit by himself ...anywhere!

Hopefuly next chapter mystery!shinigami appears

AND I was sad because there was no Rukia. But now I'm kind of grateful because if she were to defend Tsuki, I would be so heart broken and foaming from the mouth it would be awful.
It was pretty painful to see sisters/human friends defend him but I know that my head would had spin if it were Rukia
aryastarkxaryastarkx on June 22nd, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)
I heartily approve of this chapter. Finally, stuff is going down.
And FUCK YES for more Rukia Mystery-Shinigami points. I hope that we'll get some sort of reveal next week, or even a hint. (I'm a hopeless Rukia fan, what can I say?)

Also, boobs.
yl_ylyl_yl on June 22nd, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
I'm a hopeless Rukia fan, what can I say?

Aren't we all? ~sigh
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