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23 November 2011 @ 02:30 pm
Volume 53 Cover and Rukia Figure you CAN buy  
It's not Rukia on 53, drats, but Kubo continues with his Fullbringers theme. The title of the volume is  The DeathBerry Returns 2 and Yukio gets the cover--his poem should be revealing. I still like the guy even if he's a brat. His weird past intrigues me. The Cnet translation of 471 (which was vastly different and superior to Mangastream's) didn't illuminate his character for me as much as it raised questions. I can't help it--some FB stories feel over and done to me but Yukio--he's one of the few I need to know more about and I think the boy's got some learning to do too.

Available in March 2012, a new Rukia vice-captain figurine--her new hair, gloves, badge and her zanpakutou released and everything! It looks nice. Maybe I'll get it. I don't like the face so much but it's a nice figure. I hear a Matsumoto is in the works and next up.

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needaccountneedaccount on November 23rd, 2011 08:39 pm (UTC)
I gotta say, I'm pretty disappointed in the fact that Rukia's not on the volume cover. I can't be the only one who finds it odd that the female lead has only had one volume cover, and that was back when Kubo's art wasn't...as awesome as it is now.

But Yukio looks great! I'm with you, I can't wait for his poem...though I'm sure it'll leave me scratching my head.

Haha, I saw the figurine when I just happened to decide to flip through the fanart at the end of the new chap on mangastream. The body and details look really nice, but seriously, the face.
_debbiechan_: Rukia new hair_debbiechan_ on November 23rd, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC)

Bets are still on that she'll get 54 when her fight w/Riruka is featured. Not many FBs left to feature on the cover BUT it would be nice to have Jackie even if Jackie's fight isn't very long.
needaccountneedaccount on November 25th, 2011 04:10 am (UTC)
Oh, that's true...but I would be SO all right with Jackie getting the cover. :]
Astraea: [bleach] renji nerdlady_leia_solo on November 23rd, 2011 08:58 pm (UTC)
I want that figurine! How much does it cost? Maybe I can skip a few things and get it. I need to start my collection anyway!
vince_moon: Bleach Ichigo Rukia mobile phonesvince_moon on November 23rd, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing.
hinodeh: rukia looks aheadhinodeh on November 23rd, 2011 09:12 pm (UTC)
That figure has a cool pose but I agree about the face: it is too long and she looks kinda bug-eyed. :/
Maybe the others look better.

I'm not big on Yukio, but since he's still alive, at the very least, he will get some sort of send off. I like his pose on the volume cover, thoguh.
Ananomoreprinces on November 23rd, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
I'm more interested in the deal with that bottom half of the figure ad. What's the deal with all the adorable chibis
Chrissii: Byakuyachrissii on November 23rd, 2011 10:00 pm (UTC)
It's the second BLE-CON (Bleach Concept Covers) album, which features character's seiyuu covering opening and ending songs. The first album was really good, but I have some doubts about some match-ups on this one. I translated the tracklist here if interested: http://otakuholic.com/2011/11/calling-all-bleach-fans/
Ananomoreprinces on November 23rd, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks for confirming my assumption! :) I figured it out shortly after posting when I noticed the track listing and connected it as being a CD.

Chrissii: Byakuyachrissii on November 23rd, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
There's nowhere to buy the figure as of yet. It's probably going to be a blind-box situation or just trading figure boxes like the last "Styling" figure set. This and the Fullbring Ichigo one are going to be approximately 5.5" inches. I have some more merch info and translated tracklist/character/seiyuu list for BLE-CON2 on my blog over here if anyone's interested. http://otakuholic.com/2011/11/calling-all-bleach-fans/
Chrissii: Byakuyachrissii on November 23rd, 2011 10:03 pm (UTC)
Funnily enough, BLE-CON2 is coming out almost exactly a year after the first album on Dec. 14th (Last year's was on the 15th of December!)... anyone else hoping they'll be a yearly event?! I'd love to have the Fullbringers in on the next one. ^o^
oh gallant piglet,: flirty rukiaaizome on November 23rd, 2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
The eyes are really messed up on that figure. :( Not only does it look like they gave her a lazy eye, but also forgot to paint on her top eyelashes. Weird. I wonder if the chibi Espada/Vaizards are stickers? They look cute.
Chrissii: daydreaming (ponytail)chrissii on November 23rd, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
I'm really hoping that since it's a prototype, the face in the final version will have a better paint job. The chibis on the right are stickers - A similar sheet came with the first BLE-CON album of the characters who were on that one. I didn't have the heart to use them though, being the collector I am. >.
oh gallant piglet,aizome on November 23rd, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC)
If I were to buy it looking like that, I'd either send it to someone who does custom paint jobs on fancy resin dolls, or buy some special paint and do the eyelashes myself. Unfortunately, that left eye (viewer's right) would have to also be completely re-painted 'cause, wow. :(

I never have use for stickers anyway so I wouldn't use them either, but they're pretty cute though!
Chrissiichrissii on November 23rd, 2011 10:56 pm (UTC)
Eh.. figures with a weird eye happen more frequently than I'd like, but I find if you just angle them on the shelf a certain way then it looks fine. XD She looks pretty normal in the bottom-right shot for example.. Rukia figures have the added benefit of the hair piece that blocks half the face at any angle other than straight-on, too, LOL. The Toynami figure I have of her has a weird-looking eye, too... ^^;
oh gallant piglet,aizome on November 23rd, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
Ah. I don't have many figures so I wasn't sure how common that was. ^^;
Chrissii: Byakuyachrissii on November 24th, 2011 12:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's more common on small figures that they make a whole lot of, ones that are generally cheaper in cost. :)
Adam Eppadam_epp on November 24th, 2011 05:23 am (UTC)
Misread the topic of this post and thought that Vol. 54 had Rukia on the cover. Disappointment ensued when I saw it was just PSP boy.
Brad C: jun - nandattedeathlike on November 25th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)
Rukia... face looks weird. Looks more like Hanatarou.