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19 October 2011 @ 08:46 am
Bleach 469  
Bleach 469 out at Mangareader

ETA : http://mangastream.com/read/bleach/46195080/1

Take the usual precautions with pop-ups etc. The mangastream scan will be posted later. I'll be out today so hopefully someone will post that link in comments.

I'll be brief because I'm about to go out the door. It's awesome to see Bleach on the cover again. Bleach has been skirting the top five in reader-feedback polls for a while now. The anniversary chapter didn't make number one like I expected but it was up there (sixth?). Better than bottom five where Bleach had been for so long, and volume 52 debuted at number 1 for the week of Oct 3-9 in Japanese comic sales. I'm happy to see another lively colorspread from Sensei too--Kenpachi's face always cheers me as does the IchiRuki.

Chapter--omg, omg, Byakuya got cut! The way Tsukishima beckoms him! My mind goes straight into the yaoi gutter at the possibilities.

And leave it to Rukia to explain that its up to shinigami to protect humans, not kill them. Ikkaku was lecturing ShiShi instead of killing him and Hitsugaya didn't kill Yukio. Kenpachi was just...  haha, crazy and in character by killing his opponent. Renji wasn't being sexist so much as being a proper Shinigami, folks. But now Rukia is an adorable puppy.... <3 I dare people to not love the puppy.

Okay.... I still expect some Riruka and Rukia bonding convo. After all, that yakuza guy could still talk when he was in plushie form. Maybe the girls will talk about Ichigo. Maybe Riruka will feed the puppy cucumbers?


aryastarkx: bleach 2aryastarkx on October 19th, 2011 02:05 pm (UTC)
maewiemaewie on October 19th, 2011 02:09 pm (UTC)
Byakuya is bleeding D:

And im getting more and more convinced that Tsuki-chan is a former shinigami..
Danielwdboldstar on October 19th, 2011 02:20 pm (UTC)
Interesting that Byakuya isn't going into "Oh gosh Tsukishima is my friend I can't hurt him" mode like almost everyone else. It's probably just that his pride and focus is so great he'd even kill his closest friend if it came down to it. XD

It's also interesting that Tsuki seems to know so much about his sword now. Has he been doing his research, or does his inserting cut actually give HIM memories as well? The latter would explain how he knows where and when to insert himself - he gets to read the memories and insert himself where it would do the most damage.
hinodeh: Ginjouhinodeh on October 19th, 2011 02:23 pm (UTC)
I'd say that's probably it. After all, Bya would have even gone through with killing Rukia, despite caring for her, if it weren't for Ichigo. Back then it was a flaw, but in this fight this attitude might work to his advantage.
(no subject) - andrew_jp on October 19th, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC) (Expand)
hinodeh: Rukiahinodeh on October 19th, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
I am not surprised about what Rukia says in this chapter. Shinigami always protected humans from hollows, so them sparing the FB (except for Kenpachi, but that's so him) makes perfect sense.

Tsukishima vs Byakuya remains interesting, though it seems that Tsuki only used his bookmark to learn Senbonzakura's abilities. I guess he still thinks that he needs to kill Bya to get out of the room, hence why he didn't enslave him?

Ah, will Rukia be still able to win her fight? At any rate, Riruka seems determined to kill her, despite her reluctance to take Ichigo's powers. Why? Either way, this fight is equally fun and exciting, based on Riruka's shaky allegiance and Rukia's current predicament.
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on October 19th, 2011 02:24 pm (UTC)

People are saying that puppy might fire kidou next week! XD
(no subject) - hinodeh on October 19th, 2011 02:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
D: Divayah_bish_yah on October 19th, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
Rukia deserves so much better.
aryastarkxaryastarkx on October 19th, 2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
I agree. I would have loved to see how she has improved during the 2 year absence but eh...however the fight's not over yet so here's hoping that we get some awesome Rukia in the future! I don't think she's down for the count yet.
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♀*La Muerte Chiquita*♀: Himetubola_kalaka on October 19th, 2011 02:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks! <3
balladbirdballadbird on October 19th, 2011 02:47 pm (UTC)

My thoughts, as organized by the layout of the chapter, and censored so as to avoid accidentally offending anyone:

1.) The color page is pretty epic... and pretty misleading. The one fight remaining of which we see nothing this week. XD Still, "zero range swordfight" reminded me of Kenshin's Saitou, and that made me smile, so I approve.

2.) Why did Tsukishima settle for such a shallow cut, I wonder... Maybe he's arrogantly announcing he doesn't need to go in for the kill? Hubris doesn't work for villains in bleach though... Tsukishima trying to out-byakuya Byakuya!? no way that can end well.

3.) "Because we developed them (the techniques Byakuya uses) together" ... perhaps his hubris will be his undoing, but there can be no doubt that Tsukishima is the troll king of Bleach. XD

4.) Riruka seems to put a lot of stock on the fact that she's different/superior to "ordinary" humans. I wonder if that plays into the traumatic past she's been hinted to have or not...

5.) What a darling dire situation to find one's self in. XDD Though Rukia's head on a plush body was a tad uncanny valley for me

6.) Riruka: ...I'm gonna cuddle you to death in a hell you've never squished...
♀*La Muerte Chiquita*♀: Himetubola_kalaka on October 19th, 2011 02:49 pm (UTC)
LOL Rukia! xD Her plushie face in the last panel is hilarious <3. At least she explains why no one of the shinigamis are killing any FB (except Kenpachi, but kenpachi is craaaaazy)

And I twitched a bit about the lack of Ishida in the spread, ahskahjdgsasa! nothing against the shinigamis, but it was that hard to include one Quincy or it was an artistical decision? he would be so out of place between them although, I think the cover made me twitch more -3- Ichigo vs Ginjou, I wanted mah quincy over there, hadgadgjasdklahsd (again)

I read this chapter in two minutes but I'm enjoying Nii sama's battle, things keep good there, I hope for nice drama and speechs. Byakuya has other sources to fight besides his sword although it's interesting how Tsuki inserted himself in Senbonzakura's past. I'm worried for Byakuyas cut', it was a bloody cut in his shoulder but he is not acting friendly, it makes me think about Ishida, he got a similar cut, maybe this can explain what could happend to Ishida with that sort of wound.

*veery interested*
tick-tocking: BLEACH☂ don't wanna bescuttling on October 19th, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
You know I'm with you on the twitching! I mean, he's not a shinigami... so I wouldn't really have expected it, but he is there. Sob, he's just the only one who hasn't gotten proper colorspread attention yet, despite his being really quite relevant in the manga, so it's a little sad to realize he probably won't at all this year.

I am also intrigued by Byakuya's bloody cut. Can you bookmark AND cause bleeding? Byakuya not acting differently isn't proof of much, given his personality -- this is the guy willing to kill his sister, after all. If Tsukishima hasn't picked up on that memory, he's in for a very nasty surprise. SADLY COS, not that I want Byakuya to lose (I don't and I know he won't), but I'd like Tsuki to stick around, and all this hubris... bad sign.
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(no subject) - _debbiechan_ on October 23rd, 2011 11:14 am (UTC) (Expand)
tsubaki99: Bon Bon & Lyra OMGtsubaki99 on October 19th, 2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
Cassiemizukagami on October 19th, 2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
The interesting thing about Byakuya's situation is that he was BLEEDING when he was cut. I don't remember anyone else who was having their memories altered bleed.

As for Rukia vs. Riruka...give me a break. Seriously, Kubo?! This whole Fullbringer arc is getting redonkulous, and the only great parts in it for me so far were Rukia's return, and the battle between Tsukishima and Byakuya. I keep reading hoping it will get better...
maewiemaewie on October 19th, 2011 03:40 pm (UTC)
Sorry darling:( I have a feeling Tsuki-chan is here to stay. My personal crack-theory is that Tsuki and Ginjou will free Aizen...
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Astraea: [bleach] chocolatelady_leia_solo on October 19th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
Rukia was so cute in this chapter! I can't blame her with the cute stuff, but she'd better snap out of it.

I also hope Byakuya whoops that ass!
♀*La Muerte Chiquita*♀: Chadapprovesla_kalaka on October 20th, 2011 05:14 am (UTC)
this give another thoughs, LOL! XD

Long life to Yaoi!

lorkylorklorkylork on October 19th, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC)
Interesting chapter and I hope to see more of this Rukia transformation in fanarts. Nacchan has dubbed it Buppy(wonder why not punny...eh...sorry)

Oh gosh, Byakuya...how will you get out of this one???

oh gallant piglet,: yammi's dogaizome on October 19th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
kurosaki_anne on October 19th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
WAAH Rukia!!! hahaha i was practically rolling on the floor, OMG hahah she didn`t want to harm any bunny!! so cute, but I wish tite could show her true strenght that has obviously increased!!! hopefully we will see it soon! OMG i have never imagined byakuya had a weal point!!!! aah hurry up!! next week!
Bana: vivid changes/meta.morphosisvitiates on October 19th, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
Irritated that Kubo chose this route to go with Rukia's battle. But then again, she can't exactly go all out now...KT is clearly trying to speed through the fights and I'd rather see Rukia's badassery be saved for a nice, long battle with tension against an opponent was has slightly less ridiculous powers.

Still. I see some Kuchiki attitude in Rukia. Not sure what I think about it. On one hand, it's arrogant in a way that I don't like to see in Rukia, on the other, who wouldn't look down on the Fullbringers for what they did to Karakura and Ichigo? I think her attitude becomes a lot more understandable when you realize that to Rukia, these are people who tried to make Ichigo despair, people who gave him powers and then took them away, people who fucked with the heads of basically everyone in Karakura. And guys, those people are her friends too.

I'd be pissed. And condescending. And arrogant.

Rukia also doesn't quite know Riruka is reluctant about this whole thing. /shrug All in all, I'll give KT a pass this chapter. I'm hoping next chapter, Rukia (in plush) form will beat the shit out of Riruka. TBQH, I never did find Riruka's character to be all that appealing. Imagine--defeated by a plushy that you created.

Go Rukia, go! Kick some ass.

Also, Byakuya, you heartless man, I'm so glad even with Tsukishima in your memories, you'd kill him.
aryastarkx: karkataryastarkx on October 19th, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC)
I want to love this comment tenderly. A+ post.
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agenttexasagenttexas on October 19th, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC)
Usually don't discuss chapters because I'm too busy but...

Rukia is so cute. Jeez I was sitting here going "awww" and laughing. Like at the same time XD

I'm sort of surprised Riruka is just jumping in to defeat Rukia. She seemed reluctant around the beginning. Maybe she just doesn't want to fight Ichigo...? Hm.

I'm really enjoying this fight between Byakuya and Tsukishima. Glad to see Byakuya isn't mopping the floor with him.

Since they've shared some about the Fullbringer's past I wonder if we'll get to see some of Tsukishima's past? *Hopeful*

I'm really tempted to draw Rukia with that puppy plushie but I need to work. Urg DX