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Is Ichiruki the most popular ship in WSJ history? It's fanbase has far surpassed the fan base of Bleach itself.

It has become something more, an abstraction, something illusory... Something Kubo himself doesn't, and can't comprehend.
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These threads keep getting more poetic.
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It's the only reason people keep reading it.
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>>119368037

Interestingly enough Kubo has a large fascination with poetry and there are a total of four Ichiruki poems that he has written.

Are you Kubo?
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>>119368058
I feel bad for those sad fucks.
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>>119368002
>Is Ichiruki the most popular ship in WSJ history? I
For that to happen Bleach would have to be popular
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>>119368241

>Feeling bad for people who enjoy shipping what they ship
>Not feeling bad for your sorry, nihilistic, edgy life

>>119368266

kek
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「罪無きあなたは 太陽のよう
罪深きあなたも 太陽のよう」

"The sinless you is like the sun;
The sinful you, too, is like the sun."

Ichiruki confirmed. Landwhales = tears
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>>119368539
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>>119368539
>>119368589

Ichigo - The Sun which locks heaven

Rukia - The moon who eclipses the night
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>>119368730

This poem, while explicit, is implicitly presented here.

The moon eclipsing the Sun
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It's a good male/female relationship for shonen shit standars. How many WSJ mangas have resolved their romances anyways?
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>>119369600

Kubo operates outside the mundane dimension of humanity.

There is no escape.
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>>119368058
>Implying people aren't hanging on for the asspulls and Aizen's return
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There's literally nothing worth talking about apart from pairings in this shitty manga. How sad is that!
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>>119370002

The only things worth talking about now is Ichiruki, Aizen, and Shunsui.
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>>119369896
One particular trait about shippers is that they wrongfully believe that everyone think the same way as them.

>>119370002
Stop living under a rock.
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Kubo enjoys teasing both ichiruki and ichihime fans. He knows what he is doing.
But damn kubo got ichiruki fans going crazy"proof"
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>>119370353

Kubo is quite nice to his Ichiruki fans. He knows how popular the ship is.

The ships in terms of popularity in Japan go.

1. Ichiruki
2. Ulqhime
3. Ginran
4. IsshinxMasaki
5. Ishihime
6. crack pairings
7. Ichihime
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>>119370580

This isn't a dump thread. You can post Ichiruki pics but only if it's accompanied by something that actually contributes to the thread.

There was a dump thread yesterday.

Also, only post high quality stuff. Not that tiny shit
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>>119368002
>>119368037
>These threads keep getting more poetic
They also get more autistic. I've always been an Ichiruki shipper but this is starting to become ridiculous. We don't need a thread 24/7, once in a while is enough just like Rukia's appearances in the manga.
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>>119368539
Most landwhales I know love Rukia though.
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>>119370663

pls stop anon, Ichiruki is nice but contribute to the thread.
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>>119370522
What kind of crack pairings go over IchiHime? Where would stuff like Rukia x Renji go?
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>>119370671

>Most landwhales I know love Rukia though

you obviously haven't been to FLOL. Literal constant Rukia bashing.
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>>119370925

There isn't much Ichihime or Renruki from Japan. There is only a couple images of them on pixiv for reference.

It's nearly all Ichiruki and ulqhime.

I would say Renruki is pretty crack though. The pairing romantically makes no sense, as Renji was put in the friend zone for 60 years, and even tried to kill Rukia multiple times at one point.
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>>119370353
Is this the Chatte of Bleach?
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Only landwhales like Ichiruki. True /a/non keeps his waifu Rukia for himself.
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>>119371161
Underrated post.
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>>119371001
>Renji tried to kill Rukia multiple times
>Got defeated by Byakuya for trying to kill Rukia multiple times
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Okay, let's get some legitimate discussion going. I know Ichiruki developed into something more substantial than conventional partnership during/after Soul Society arc, but for my money the comedic SoL antics were what made it click from the very beginning.

It's a shame we'll never see Ichigo rolling his eyes as Rukia fakes tears in front of a scary teacher again, or him commenting on her drawing skills, or them bullying Kon together. Also Rukia climbing onto Ichigo's back and ordering him to dive bomb a Hollow or having culture shock. They had some fun times together. Whereas Ichigo's interaction with Orihime or Tatsuki are usually limited to brief friendly banter and muh mamoru.
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>>119368002
I'm sorry i don't really follow fan fiction
what is "WSJ" i'm assuming it not the Wall Street Journal which was my first instinct
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How do you think ichigo will end up with rukia ?
Does He becomes a captain?
( soul society owe him big time).
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>>119371339
Weekly Shipping Jump
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>>119371339
>he doesn't know Weekly Shonen Jack
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>>119369896
I've been reading it for Mayuri, I'm glad he got one last good moment in the sun
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>>119371376
>soul society owe him big time
Don't worry, Byakuya got this
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>>119368539
When did Aizen grow out his hair?
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>>119368002

>Timeskip rukia stabbing pre-timeskip Ichigo to grant him powers.

This picture makes no sense.
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>>119371325
>now you dont either
i dont get it
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I do not want Ixhigo to stick his dick and taint Rukia.
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>>119371001
I wouldn't call Renruki crack but it doesn't seem to be happening. At least Renji only got friendzoned, Hitsugaya got NTR'd hard by Aizen.
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>>119371781
agreed Rukia is to good for him
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>>119371781
But anon, they're soulmates. It's meant to happen.
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>>119371752
He lost his powers.
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>>119371752
She got a white sword.
He got a black sword.

They are made for each other.
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Wow you people are pathetic
Literally worse the NSfags
I hope Ichihime happens just to spite you
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>>119372302

What? What is pathetic here?

We're on fucking /a/, half of /a/ faps to loli's and practices waifuism.

Get out casual
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>>119372302
Why are you mad though?
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>>119368037
The word is pathetic, anon.
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>>119372149
Is that landwhale talk?
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Yes it is, it's the only ship to ever trend worldwide on twitter.
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>>119372442
What do you mean? They're bound by destiny.
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>>119372442

Shut up you fucking casual faggot. You don't even read Bleach, SO GET OFF THE THREAD

I swear to god, ever since the end of naruto, there has been an influx of retards.

Go update your RP profile on narutoforums
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Who fucking cares?

This shit pile of a series has been dragged out to hell and back that the charm has been lost since forever. This fucking ship is what made me get into it in the beginning but it became obvious it was just more power level, reader exploitation tripe. Almost as bad as Naruto.

Let it go.
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>>119372657
You don't have to come into this thread if it raises your blood pressure so much anon.
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>>119372657

>Let it go
>Ship something for 10 years
>Watch the manga go from 10/10, to 3/10
>Watch your favorite characters vanish from the manga, barely getting any screen time
>Let it go

Never
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>>119372551
Landwhale talk intensifies.
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>>119372785
Canon material is canon :^)
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>>119372785

>Something the mangaka wrote
>Landwhale talk

literal, irrefutable, autism.
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>>119370522
>5. Ishihime
I'm okay with this. Ulquiorra is dead so if IshiHime is the runner up Orihime ship that makes it the most popular one that can actually happen.
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theres 2 threads up now, maybe we are going a little overboard
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>>119370941
I don't understand how you can hate Rukia. I like Orihime too but Rukia is pretty much objectively best girl.
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You people are pathetic.
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>>119373097
I'm not the one sitting in a thread whining, anon-kun. That's you.
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>>119373067

There's another thread?
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>>119371325
I do miss the Ghostbusters antics of the first arc and Rukia and Ichigo's chemistry together being the core of the show worked well then.
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>>119370353
>muh parallels
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>>119371376
If Kubo goes the angst end Ichigo will probably take over as Soul King and true to his name, protect everyone by doing so. Kubo has been stressing the importance of names lately.

The twist: He can't see any of his friends anymore and has to live in an isolated dimension.

The ship twist: Rukia follows him without a thought.

Otherwise, he'll probably become a captain in the Gotei (maybe of 13th since Ukitake is probably gonna drop dead, and have Rukia as his VC).
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>>119370353
Even better: If you consider leap years (so the days in a year are an even number), Ichigo and Rukia's birthdays are exactly half a year apart. To the day.
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>Implying that IchiRuki > IchiHime
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>>119373179
yes but lets let it die its a ichihime thread

>>119373467
>Otherwise, he'll probably become a captain in the Gotei (maybe of 13th since Ukitake is probably gonna drop dead, and have Rukia as his VC).
man then i'd just want to see the shennanigans they'd get up too
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>>119373467

Ichigo and Rukia share destiny. Personally if Kubo was a good writer. And hear me out here, I've been shipping Ichiruki for 10 years since I was 12.

If he were a good writer, he would have Rukia die in Ichigo's arms, and give her heart to him, like Kaien did to her.

Then it would give Ichigo the resolve to protect everybody and sacrifice himself to become Soul King, locked away forever, keeping the balances of the worlds together.

Rukia is still with him though, in the heart. He is not alone....

Another ending would be more simple, but predictable. The last chapter is Ichigo and Rukia together, although not romantically, but implied later that it will become romantic, killing hollows together.

Another ending which would be the moderate choice, Aizen ascends the throne as the soul king, Everybody lives happily ever after ,Ichiruki announced canon in the epilogue.
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I love the ship, but fuck, its fanbase are the most obnoxious fuckers I've seen. Nothing I can think of comes close.
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>>119373672
Why? We mainly stay in our own threads and we don't fuck with threads on chapter releases. At least we have official art and statements to make the ship believable.
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>>119373654
I completely agree. I don't want her to die, but it would be incredibly poetic. And further support that all couples in Bleach are doomed.

The problem with a nice happy ending is that it feels like something big needs to happen with Ichigo to give the story meaning.
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>>119373672

Leave the thread then? problem solved
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>>119373672
if you like shipping in general you're the obnoxious fuck....
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>>119373467
Didn't they show Ukitake with some weird ass shadow several chapters ago? Was that implied to be something?
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>>119373467
>maybe of 13th since Ukitake is probably gonna drop dead
Aren't like, three captains dead already. I don't see Ukitake or Shunshui dying unless they reveal some shady conspiratory shit going on.
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When can we expect the chapter bros?
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>>119373556
>There are people who deny their Yin Yang theme
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>>119371408
Mayuri is based, I hope he hijacks the war with his own personal army of undead arrancars, shinigami and quincy.
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>>119374129
He's been sick forever. Either he'll get cured or he's gonna die.
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>>119374218
It's exactly because he's been sick forever that I think he's gonna keep being sick forever. Him dying of illness is about as likely as Hinamori dying from a stab wound.
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>>119374218
He's already cured.
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>>119374262
That's different though, Hiyori is completely immortal since Aizen implanted a small part of the Hogyokyu in her as a test.
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>>119374262
I consider it a death flag. Then again there isn't much left to fight...

>>119374296
When?
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Naruto x Hinata
Ichigo x Rukia

Which is the more popular ship?
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>>119374408
Ichigo and Rukia times about 2 billion. Naruto Hinata was a ship tacked on at the end for shits and giggles.
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>>119374408

>Comparing Naruto ships to Ichiruki

The only thing that compares at all is ShinjixKaworu from NGE
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>>119373654
Better ending

>Rukia dies in Ichigos arms
>Ichigo goes back to his human life
>15 years later a young girl turns up at Ichigos clinic.
>it's only fucking Rukia reincarnated and she remembers Bits of her past life and gas been travelling across Japan to find Ichigo for answers!!
> repetitive shit happens and Ichigo has to give Rukia his powers in order to protect the patients from a hollow.
>Ichigo stabs Rukia and the screen flashes to white as Asterisk starts playing in the background.
>the credits roll
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>>119374408
I think Ichiruki transcends nearly everything. It's calmed down but there are hidden Ichiruki shippers everywhere.
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Not a shipper, but I'm curious: how big is the chance of this ship becoming canon? It doesn't have to be anything as obvious as Naruto/Hinata for example, but something that's enough so you can't argue against it?
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>>119374455
Is that why there's tons of new fanart coming out while Bleach is basically dead if not dying?
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>>119374527
They have everything. All possible Yin Yang shit, gazes, destiny, parallels with MC's parents. The only thing holding them back is the expectation of Kubo being a huge troll.
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>>119374467
I've seen many anons comparing it to the Busou Renkin and Soul Eater couple.
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>>119374609
In level of popularity, he means.
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>>119374572
I'm not sure what you're trying to imply here, but
>>119372447
should show you how popular IchiRuki is.
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>>119368002
Because we've seen them spend so much time together, and they have a fun, flirtatious relationship with a lot of chemistry.
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>>119374664
I don't know, I'm just seeing tons of Naruto threads these days, all with shipping of the main pair. I rarely see Bleach discussed here anymore, much less IchigoxRukia.
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>>119374707
Did you not see the IchiRuki thread that hit image limit yesterday? It wasn't even a bleach thread, just an IchiRuki thread. People only started to care about NaruHina once Kishi made it canon.
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>>119374707
That's because it was confirmed. The shitstorm that will happen if Ichiruki happens will be even more severe.
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>>119374527
There are very few actual romantic interactions between them. There's a lot of symbolic context and they obviously care about each other, but there's not much to point at romantic feelings.
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>>119374648
Yeah, I just noticed my mistake. But now that I have already mentioned it, is it true that those two relationships are somewhat similar?
>>119374707
Well Naruto just ended, and Naruto/Hinata was made 100% canon, so it's not that weird.
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>>119374485
30 year old Ichigo gets a 15 year old waifu?

I'm ok with this
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>>119374753
People cared about Naruhina, it's just that there was much less material to go on. Plus, if you started a shipping debate about Naruto, people would call you a faggot.

With IchiRuki, they have much more screentime together and Bleachfags have been having shipping threads for a lot longer now.
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>>119374768

/a/ will be nothing but porky's tears, and Ichigo's shit eating grin as he kisses Rukia

KUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUBOOOOOOOO

Aizen's return will be a bigger shit storm than Naruhina
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>>119374707
they had a romance movie released about them last month, and from what I can tell the naruto threads seem to be dying down. Until the sub version comes out at least.
if ichiruki romance movie came out suddenly im fairly certain the explosion would be similar, just minus the hilarious ns meltdown
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>>119374834
If by Soul Eater they mean Maka and Soul then to a certain extent they are similar but they're also different enough for it to feel unique.

Personally I never thought of it before but now that its been mentioned to me I can see it. You have the feminine yet spunky and driven girl with the laid back cool guy tied together by mutual trust. Both aren't explicitly romantic but could easily become so.
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>>119374648
I don't think Ichiruki is as popular as Kakashi/Iruka in Japan
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>>119374834
Kazuki and Tokiko are Ichigo and Rukia condensed into a smaller time frame. So very similar just missing the subtleties and destiny stuff.

Soul and Maka are too. I guess the difference there is that Soul and Maka kind of have the same level of a relationship for most of Soul Eater while Ichigo's and Rukia's changes a lot really quickly.
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>>119374527
>>119374597
>>119374789
Nearly everyone wants Ichiruki, but honestly, the chances aren't good. Ichigo and Rukia haven't interacted with each other in a couple years now and haven't interacted alone with each other in even longer. Meanwhile, Orihime still is desperately in love with Ichigo and doesn't have much else going for her.

If Kubo actually gets Rukia and Ichigo together, the shitstorm would be astronomical. It would eclipse anything we've seen before.
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>>119375028

>Pic related is the future of Bleach

The future is a dark one....
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>>119375028
>eclipse
kek

Yeah I'm still holding out for some interesting plot points past fights, fights, and more fights so Kubo can focus on central characters and their development again.
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>>119375010
I never read Busou Renkin but I did read and enjoy Rurouni Kenshin, should I pick up Busou Renkin? Does it drag on too long or is it just long enough like RK?
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Reminder that in the Fade to Black movie Ichigo and Rukia remember each other even though there memories had been erased. Also, they're connected between worlds by a red spirit ribbon. Kubo also played a large role in Fade to Black.
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>>119375121

Anon... we all realize how much Kubo loves Ichiruki even though he pretends to like Ichihime because he put an infatuated cow into his manga.

You don't need to tell us.
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>>119375081
The only reason Orihime has a chance is because Kubo is the type of person who would fuck with his audience.
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>>119375169
It's just a friendly reminder anon.
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>>119375028
What annoys me about the romantic subplots is the astronomically slow pace Kubo is resolving them at. Orihime is still in love with Ichigo, Ishida may still like her, nothing has developed between Rukia and Ichigo, Renji is friendzoned, Hitsugaya is NTR'd by the 5th division captain and that's what it's been like since Soul Society.

The only thing that's been resolved since that arc is Gin and Rangiku, and then Unohana and Zaraki's development happened too fast the resolution was just to kill them off.
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>>119375119
It's only 10 volumes, it's basically all you want out of a shonen. Short, sweet, the classic tropes, good characters. The anime is pretty well done too and has a solid opening.
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>>119368002

>tfw worst girl will likely
win in the end

Why this can't end like naruto?
Fuck you kubo
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>>119375081
Years later and the art is still as disgusting to me as when I first viewed it.

>>119375028
Don't know why people ship Ichiruki so much. There's a lot of symbolism going on between them.. but NOTHING romantic. It's literally all platonic duality and concepts not related to romantic affection.

Meanwhile, Orihime at least has the whole 'first girl' and 'lovestruck' thing going for her.
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>>119375260

>Nothing has developed between Rukia and Ichigo

What?

Literally every scene they'e shared together since pic related has been full dere in the tsundere. What have you been reading?
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>>119375309
Is the anime a complete adaptation or does it end before the manga and have shit fillers like RK?

I guess what I'm asking is should I read the manga or just watch the anime?
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>>119375260
That is frustrating. I thought Orihime's romantic subplot was going to be resolved in the Arrancar arc but sometime during the battle against Nnoitra her relevance started to fade and was completely gone when Ichigo beat Ulquiorra.
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>>119375363
Are we reading the same manga? When something like this happens between two characters exclusively it's a little more than just platonic. Kubo has already said they are more than friends, less than lovers at the moment. Their relationship is closer than any other in the entire series.
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>>119375363
>Don't know why people ship Ichiruki so much.
Because they have such a good relationship with each other and have had some of the most emotional moments in the series with each other. We want to see them together.
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>>119375424
It follows the manga faithfully, I believe they started adaptation after the manga ended. As far as I remember there aren't any fillers.

Whichever medium you prefer honestly, you won't miss out on anything if you watch anime.
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>>119374527
I doubt Kubo wants to go anywhere further than what he has provided so far.
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>>119375416
Nothing romantic, theire relationship was tsundere from literally the start of the series. They have a close bond blablablah but you have to be wearing shipping googles to say every scene they've shared lately has been romantic.
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>>119368002
Right now I'd argue about NaruHina is currently the most popular pairing but IchiRuki historically has been more prevalent.
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>>119375363
>There's a lot of symbolism going on between them.. but NOTHING romantic. It's literally all platonic duality and concepts not related to romantic affection.
At this point there is just enough chemistry that one scene could turn their relationship into a romantic one but at the moment nothing to really commit to IchiRuki.
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>>119374527
>>119375539
The thing is that he knows there is going to be a shitstorm so at best, we'll get something at or near the very end.

>>119375558
>Rukia's face completely lighting up whenever she feels Ichigo
okay anon
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Since I don't think I should open a new thread for Bleach when there's technically one open already, I'll just use that.


Pic related is something to think about, but it has already been mentioned before. Something else I thought of after we found out that Hollow Ichigo was the source of his Shinigami power after all, and thus the true Zangetsu, was that, well, if Hollow Ichigo gave two power-ups, one controlled and another, then what, since he is after all the true Shinigami power (just taken over and Hollowfied by White), if the mask was Ichigo's real Shikai, and the Horned Hollow form is his Bankai?
After all, the function of White was to infect Shinigami, and since he passed on to Ichigo and became his Shinigami powers, he must have done so. However, the powers Ichigo gained from him were, again, in the form of a mask and a full hollow form.
And then I thought of how Zanpakuto spirits (mostly in the anime, but they were Kubo's own design) wield their Shikai. Not their Bankai, not sealed Asauchi swords, but their own Shikai, and then I thought back at how White/Zangetsu looked when Ichigo first imprinted an Asauchi with his Shinigami powers. You can see in pic related again: It's Hollow Ichigo with the mask on.
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>>119368002

I swear if Ichigo ends up with Orihime Bleach will have no redeeming points other than cuhrazy(borderline bullshit) plot twists by aizen
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This is just like Bleach
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>>119375661
You wanna reword that?
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>>119375729


What part?
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>>119375726

I got the weirdest boner right now
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>>119374609
If anything Ichigo and Rukia are similar to a Soul Eater pair where trust and partnership are favored instead of romance.
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>>119375824
Are you trying to imply that Soul and Maka didn't fuck off screen all the time?
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>>119375564
What about on /a/? NaruHina is pretty big here at the moment, but that might just be for the Naruto ships only. Either way, as far as Naruto ships goes, it's pretty good taste. We can all agree that IchiRuki is superior, but still.
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>>119375657
You're really confusing platonic for romantic, anon. Take off the goggles for a second and realize that while the two care very much for each other, there's nothing romantic yet.
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I used to be pretty sure that IchiRuki would be endgame, but I don't think Kubo plans to take their relationship to the next level. All of their (few) interactions last year have been strictly friendship based, unless you're wearing your shipping goggles too tight.
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>>119375900
I can tell you that Stein and Marie did fuck offscreen and that you're also full of shit.
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>>119375726
I don't get it.
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>>119375911
I misinterpretted your post. No, I don't think they're romantic. Just that at the level they're at, it would make sense if Kubo made them so.
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>>119375900
They obviously didn't. It was pretty clear that they liked each other though, and that's what makes it different from IchiRuki. Other than that, yeah, they're similar. Partners, trust, most important person, all that shit.
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>>119376015
Do you think Stein fucks Marie in her eye hole? He's sick enough to want to and Marie is submissive and loyal enough to let him.
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>>119375910
I would say that on /a/ IchiRuki is still much bigger.
>>119375911
No one thinks anything strictly romantic has happened yet, but some of the interactions between Ichigo and Rukia are much more than "just friends". None of the other friends in the manga have ever had any interactions anything like the ones that Ichigo and Rukia get. It feels like they're relationship could progress to romance very naturally.
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>>119368002
>Is Ichiruki the most popular ship in WSJ history?
I'm pretty sure that's Gon and Killua.
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>>119376049
It could be turned romantic but it's a stretch to interpret their current feelings as romantic. Kubo can be very obvious if he wants to, there's not many times Ishida is hinted to like Orihime, but it's enough give just about everyone that impression.
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>>119370522
Thank God the UlquiHime ship sunk further than the Titanic. That was hands down the most retarded ship ever. It made absolutely no sense to pair them together. Thank God Kubo shot UlquiHimefags down by confirming Ulquiorra's death in an interview. At this point Orihime has a better chance of ending up with Ishida.
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>>119376189
This. Fuck it somehow manages to be more canon than IchiRuki ever was. Imagine if it was a het ship.
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>>119376126
> It feels like they're relationship could progress to romance very naturally
It could, but if we're looking at the manga right now without shipping goggles on for a moment, most signs points towards that it won't.
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>>119376213
Their current feelings being romantic would imply that they realize they are attracted to each other in a love way. They don't.

Actions speak otherwise though. I don't want to label them as romantic because that's a cheesy word and meant for already-love. But it's more than friends. That's what makes people like them, you can't really define them. Like when they parted after HM arc. It wasn't love, it wasn't friendship, it wasn't romantic, it wasn't platonic. Kubo hit the nail on the head with his interview.
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>>119376306
>It made absolutely no sense
Stockholm Syndrome. But to be fair, he was clearly becoming interested in her.
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>>119376390
>most signs points towards that it won't
Only because most signs point towards Ichigo dying/sacrificing himself/no romantic resolution to prevent the shitstorm.
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>>119374467
>The only thing that compares at all is ShinjixKaworu from NGE

This thread is so confusing. /a/ is so confusing. I think I'll just leave.
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>>119376470
No, this is Bleach. Of course won't fucking die.

No, I meant that their recent interactions (and by recent I mean the last couple of years) haven't even been anything that special for them, unless you're retarded and wants to see something that just simply isn't there.
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>>119376316
Killua's obsessive attraction to Gon is not that abnormal.
Everybody loves that kid
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>>119376623
Rukia has reached critical mass dere though anon.
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>>119376623
>Ichigo means "one who protects"
>implying him giving up his life to protect everyone would not be the most poetic Kubo thing to do

Their interaction past timeskip vs. pre timeskip are special because Rukia's gone deredere.

Apart from that I agree, because they haven't even had many scenes at all, because Kubo's pacing is atrocious.
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>>119376746

>Literally an entire page of Rukia orgasming over Ichigo
>The next page she reaches her climax
>"ICHIGO!"

hnnng,....
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>>119376470
There's been more IchiHime hints than IchiRuki lately. Kubo could easily go in that direction if he wanted, I wouldn't put it past him to troll like that.
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>>119376316
>Imagine if it was a het ship
No one would care.
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>>119376828
There's been more interaction sure but seriously, Kubo just keeps reaffirming that Ichigo's not interested.
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>>119376837
Not true, just look at this thread. It's all about a het ship.
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>>119376306
I didn't like it either and I'm glad it sunk but Kubo did imply it towards the end.

>>119376434
I get you but I didn't really care for it for some reason. I've shipped IshiHime since the SS arc but to be honest I care more for execution rather than the specific ship so its not that I disliked UlqiHime because I was so invested in another ship but rather it just didn't click with me. I think Ulquiorra was just too creepy for it to work. If he was a little less creepy and/or he and Orihime interacted just a little more I might've been on board but the way it was done was just weird.
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>>119376900
This. Ichigo didn't even look directly at Orihime during the dress fiasco. It was all about comic relief with her and Yoruichi's overreactions.
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>>119376316
>if they were a het ship
It would reach astronomical levels of shipfaggotry.
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>>119376746

Even after all this fucking page and Rukia literally having ultra dere moments for Ichigo
After Ichigo having saved her ass a million times
Literally fought everyone on Soul Society for her

Kubo still dont make the ship official
Im bloody pissed with Kubo capacity of delaying shit

It will be naruto all over again
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>>119376909
Those are not little cute shota drowning in friendship.
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This is a joke right?

Nobody actually thinks that any relationship in Bleach will get any form of romantic conclusion, right?

The best you're gonna get is the scene when Ichigo said goodbye to Rukia when he was losing his powers.
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>>119376900
He blushed because of Orihime, like he did with Rukia when he saw her cute little ass.
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>>119376828
Why do people always say this but never post any of them?
>more ichihime hints
where are they?
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>>119376900
Is there any examples in this series where a man has reciprocated the attention a female has given him? Except for Ichigo and Ishida's dads, and they don't really count since we knew they were married before seeing the flashback.
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>>119374527
Very little chance. Both Rukia and Ichigo are foreshadowed to die. They will have a tragic ending.
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>>119376959
>Ichigo didn't even look directly at Orihime during the dress fiasco
He was considerate to her.
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>>119377009
Yeah. Just look at their last scene of the anime. It just screamed platonic in a way that it was almost hard to watch.
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>>119377000
Rukia might as well be a shota.
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>>119377009
I sure loved the conclusion to Gin and Rangiku.
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>>119376992
Kubo's pacing has become truly ghastly in this arc, i.e. Ichigo and Ishida being central but both of them doing fucking nothing for over a hundred chapters.
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>>119376927
It's fucking creepy, I'm just pointing out that it's obvious why it'd be a popular ship among girls.
Bad boy takes interest in girl, she gradually changes him, Ulquiorra was fangirl bait, etc.
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>>119377011
He blushed because he was embarrassed about judging Orihime's outfit in front of her and he didn't want to just flat out say her tits are nice.

Its obvious he think she's attractive because pretty much everyone thinks Orihime is hot but there's little to no romantic chemistry between the two.

>>119377014
They're probably referring to the scene where Cad asks Ichigo what he thinks of Orihime's new revealing outfit. He blushes and says its too revealing, that's it.
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>>119376970
It would be bigger than IchiRuki.
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>>119377122
Nowhere close.
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>>119377167
Rukia is indistinguishable for a young boy unless you strip her.
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>>119377068
Oh shit, Ichigo is kind!
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>>119377022
That's not really valid since Orihime is the only giving blatant attention.
>>119377068
So being embarrassed by her choice of dress is good for Ichihime?
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>>119377124
Well, at least it was confirmed mutual. I just think Kubo doesn't know how couples are supposed to act, which is why every marriage in Bleach features dead people. He can show people lusting after each other and that's pretty much it.
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>>119377220
Topaz is the cancer killing scanlations.
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>>119377234
Ichigo making the effort not to look at her doesn't mean he's not interested, he's a healthy boy after all, it means he was gentleman enough not to stare like a lech.
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>>119377155
Considering it's only marginally socially acceptable in Western society to ship two anime characters and only if they're straight, and the fan base Gon and Killua already have as both children and both boys... Yeah, it would be insane.
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>>119377269
Battle shonen in Jump is really really really bad about showing couples in the present. Go ahead and name all of the living couples in the present of Bleach, One Piece, and Naruto (excluding the epilogue).
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>>119377234
Momo was even more blatant, there were also Aizen's arrancar lolis.
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>>119377149
I think the fact that it was pretty clearly fan girl bait is what turned me off, though I do think it could've been done better. It was just too lightly hinted at. Just enough to bait the fan girls but not enough for it to feel developed or be interesting.
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>>119377359
It means he's a sexually awkward teenager who was trying to avoid the situation. Nothing gentlemanly about it. Otherwise he wouldn't have dissed her.

Granted, he has to think she has a nice body. Everyone has to.
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What's with the Ichiruki threads lately, this is the third I'm seeing in the week
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>>119377449
Bleach is ending soon.
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>>119377377
This is actually a valid point, can't think of any.
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>>119377377
There is no romance in One Piece. Oda flat-out stated it would never, ever happen.
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>>119377449
OTP
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>>119368002

I got this feeling that Kubo began with having IchiRuki in mind
Then he decided to try IchiHime

And now he said "well this won't do" and is turning back to IchiRuki again

What the fuck Kubo
Decide yourself bleach isn't a harem anime
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>>119377483
I wish
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>>119377447
Pretty much this. Its canon that Orihime is beautiful ,doesn't mean Ichigo is romantically interested in her.
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>>119377366
>Considering it's only marginally socially acceptable in Western society to ship two anime characters and only if they're straight
Why is western society relevant? Plus Korrasami says otherwise. Gon and Killua are at least 10 times gayer than those girls, it's only natural people will see this.
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>>119376434
Ulquiorrac wasn't interested in Orihime so much as he was interested in human emotion. He was pretty much a machine throughout the duration of the story and didn't act more human until around his final battle with Ichigo. Orihime influenced that change, but his feelings weren't romantic in the slightest.
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>>119377269
He's like that with characters in general. He comes up with interesting designs and personalities but hardly develops his characters beyond that. It makes for fun interactions but he ends up with a massive, underdeveloped cast.
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>>119377493
Actually I think he started with IchiHime in mind and was planning on keeping Rukia and Ichigo platonic friends but IchiHime just didn't work out and the chemistry between Rukia and Ichigo has opened the IchiRuki door.
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I like Ichiruki because I see it as Saber x Shirou done right
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>>119377667

I believe Kubo realized how he fucked up by creating IchiRuki in the Soul Society Ark

Now he gotta deliver that motherfucker
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>>119377565
Because I'm not sure about Japanese society, and Korra is as accepted as comic book tv shows. But many regular anime watchers, despite not being homophobic, seek out heterosexual pairings by default.
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>>119377565
>Plus Korrasami says otherwise.
Actually Korrasami kind of reaffirms it. LoK was on online release halfway through Book 3 and Korrasami was only confirmed in the last minute of the show in Book 4 and prior to that last scene it wasn't hinted at very strongly at all. In fact, without that last scene it would've been a much safer assumption to think them friends rather than lovers.
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Is it me or most NaruHina fags are also IchiRuki fags
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>>119377773
I'm not a NaruHina fag but If they like IchiRuki they have good taste.
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>>119377773
maybe
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>>119377773
Pretty sure it's just you.
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>>119377714
It's Gon and Killua.
>>119377757
Because that's all they were allowed in a children's network. Online or not, they had to meet the same broadcast requirements. That doesn't tell you where the audience is at all though.
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>>119377773

>Reading naruto
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>>119377704

>Saber x Shirou done right
>Implying Saber x Shirou wasn't right

I mean the writing was shit
But with real nua after-life happy ending it was very touching
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>>119377773
yes
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>>119377773
I don't know abut that but I'm fairly sure most Naruto Sakura fags are Ichigo Orihime fags.
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>>119377773
From what I can tell, both Naruhina and Narusaku fags are mostly Ichiruki
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>>119377590
The main problem with Gin and Rangiku was that Mexico dragged out for too long. There were enough hints in SS to make it clear he cared about her, had he stabbed Aizen right after things would've made more sense.
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>>119377773
Of course they are. Ship best girl in one series, ship best girl in another.
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Am I the only one who finds these shitty portmanteaus for couples cancerous as fuck?
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>>119371325
Your wrong.
The ichiruki development was almost entirety during the Sol.
Ichigo developed such a consistent teamwork with rukia, and appreciation. For the power she granted him that he is forever obligated to use that power for her protection.
The soul society arc had far more renruki development than ichiruki because it was kubo using rukia as an avenue for ichigo to enter, and change the shinigami world. This returns the obligation, yes, closing the open development.
So the bulk was pre ss, and the closure was in ss. Everything after was just characterization
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>>119377874
>Because that's all they were allowed in a children's network. Online or not, they had to meet the same broadcast requirements. That doesn't tell you where the audience is at all though.
It does tell you that homosexual pairings aren't widely accepted though since they could hardly develop it on screen.

And you know what I kind of think it was done that way on purpose, so Bryke could pat themselves on the back for being progressive without really developing a lesbian relationship.
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>>119377963

IchiHime fags are almost non-existant (in 4chan atleast)

Partially due to Orihime being a complete bland and uninteresting character.
Not to mention dumb and over-sized breasts

While Rukia is smart, actually gets shit done is prettier and got the perfect curves
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>>119377874
The Korra audience was clearly tumblr, I would probably have liked Korrasami had not all the romantic subplots been cancerous and taken so much space, and it screamed of pandering.
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>>119377773
I don't know, but I can tell you that /a/ likes IchiRuki more than IchiHime. And NaruHina more than NaruSaku.
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>>119377948
Why? Sakura is nothing like Orihime. Or at least, I don't think she is. I haven't followed Naruto like I have Bleach.

>>119378097
I actually like Orihime but even I don't ship IchiHime. Its just a bad pairing and would be an underwhelming end game pairing.

>>119378147
Not to mention Asami was the most bland, uninteresting character in the series.
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>>119378056
>renruki
>development
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>>119378097
I started with the anime, rather than the manga, and Orihime was such a fun character during the early and SS arcs. She was this airhead who rarely ever reacted to things like a normal person. The anime cut out her crush on Ichigo, so she was just an eccentric girl who wanted to see interesting things.
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>>119376900
To be *completely* fair, this was the exact same thing that happened in Naruto.
Then the author asspulled a movie just to confirm the ship.
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>>119378267
Hueco Mundo ruined everything, including Orihime.
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>>119378239
>Asami was the most bland, uninteresting character in the series
No, that was Mako. He was so bland and uninteresting he made other characters around him bland and uninteresting. See Bolin with Mako and Bolin when he's off on his own. If he had dated Korra and Asami they wouldn't have ended up gay.
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>>119378267
It feels like her whole entire character now hinges on loving Ichigo. It'll be great if that leads to her getting over it and becoming her own character, but for the past few years it's been terrible.

That's actually probably what happened. She was great, Kubo realized that, and took her character down a few notches so he could give her some development. Eventually. One day.
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>>119378267
I only switched over to the anime in the beginning of the Arrancar arc when Ichigo was training with the Vizards, were there more IchiHime hints during the SS arc in the manga?
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>>119377813
Back in the day, there was a lot of overlap between IchiRuki and NaruSaku, but that was before Sakura was utterly ruined in the Kage Summit arc and the sane NaruSakus gave up.
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>>119378330
>If he had dated Korra and Asami they wouldn't have ended up gay
Don't you mean that he turned them gay? That's the best explanation for how they hooked up, anyway.
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>>119368002
THIS HAS BEEN THE SINGLE MOSTT DRAWN OUT ROMANCE I'VE FOLLOWED

THIS HAS BEEN A PRACTICE IN INSANITY
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>>119378382
Sorry, by he I meant Bolin. If they had dated him instead of Mako they'd still be into guys.
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>>119378311
Completely. Kishi a shit though. Kubo's just a troll.

>>119378359
I think the only thing was when she was healing the gate dude after they tried to bust in through the wall, he brought her something to drink and some guys in the background started commenting on how cute she is and if she's single.
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>>119378330
At least Mako did stuff other than pilot an airship. Mako fought Ming Hua twice and took her out the 2nd time in Book 3 and in Book 4 he took out the power source for the mech

Mako wasn't perfect and he was one of the less interesting characters but Asami was just there doing little to nothing for extended periods of time.
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>>119378481
I think the main problem with the series and relationships was how shitty Korra was for the longest time.
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>>119378422
Bolin was easily the better of the two brothers. Even Korra's VA said she would've picked Bolin over Mako.
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>>119378481
The problem with Mako is that he was meant to get with the avatar to satisfy Zutara shippers in a short spin off, and then they got more seasons and they had to make due with the character they accidentally gave him.
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>>119378396
It's not even a romance yet.
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>>119378371

>That arc

Oh man I still remember the saltyness
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>>119378359
>were there more IchiHime hints during the SS arc in the manga?
It's more the early arcs. There were a lot of moments where Orihime openly expresses her crush on Ichigo, but the anime cuts that out. For instance, when he doesn't walk her home, she kicks herself for it and wishes he'd been more forward.

Early Orihime was just crazy.
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>>119378311
Even so, Naruto and Hinata had the handholding scene and they can read each other's eyes and shit, so that's still more than IchiHime.
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>>119378626
>That picture
I miss her
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>>119378557
>Zutara shippers
Only NaruSakufags and ferretfags are as bad.
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>>119378626
Hime already knows she lost though.
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>>119378227
>And NaruHina more than NaruSaku.
I don't think NaruSaku exists on /a/
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>>119378694
Anymore at least. Were there ever Naruto shipping threads prior to the end, actually? So it's hard to know.
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>>119378694
You're right, it's just NaruHina. Sakura is pretty disliked here.
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>>119378557
True and Asami had the same problem. Funny enough because Bolin was the least relevant of the 4 in Book 1 they had more room in which to work with him and in the end he was probably the best one of the Krew behind Korra herself.

>>119378674
Didn't Jackie Diaz do an IchiHime and a Zutara comic? I suspect there's a lot of overlap between those two terrible ships.
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>>119378763

Any traces of NaruSaku died when Sakura killed it on the Kage Summit arc
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>>119378539
She only became tolerable in Book 3, which was halfway through the series. Just a really disappointing MC.
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>>119378774
I actually like Sakura, I hate NaruSaku though. I didn't even read the last 100 chapters of Naruto though.
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>>119378763
People wanted Hinata to win, but didn't think it would happen. Then she suddenly won harder than anything that has ever been seen before in a shounen.
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>Faggots talking about Naruto in an Ichiruki thread
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>>119378843
Sakura's grown on me. She's such a flawed character, but she can be cute, too.

I would have been so mad if she'd gotten Naruto, though.
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>>119378785
Exactly, and that's also why Book 2 was so terrible. They had to dig themselves out of the ditch they drove themselves into with Book 1.
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>>119378903
Isn't it a terrible thing?
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>>119378903

Its because IchiHime dont exist anymore
So we dont have much to talk about
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Naruto had TWO BIG reasons ti love hinata...
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>>119378895
I really want this to happen in Bleach with Tatsuki

>>119378843
>>119378924
Why is NaruSaku bad?

>>119378928
They ended up digging an even bigger ditch before getting out with Book 3.
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>>119378903
Kishimoto just gave us the best pairing possible.

You better hope Kubo listens to his senpai.
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>>119378989
>Why is NaruSaku bad?
Sakura just punches Naruto and treats him horribly. Naruto puts Sakura on a pedestal and walks on eggshells around her. There isn't a single moment between them that makes you go,

>Aw, how cute.
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>>119378663
Naruto still didn't display any signs of affection for Hinata, mostly forgetting about her or viewing her advances in a completely platonic way. There was literally nothing between them until the movie where he 'realized' he loved her. THe same could very well happen to Ichigo concerning Orihime.
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>>119378959
>anymore
It never did, landwhales just made you think that it did.
>>119378984
But Hinata is a bland character who's entire existence was to say "Naruto-kun" and stutter. I've never liked her as a character. Then again, I don't like shy big titty characters ever, maybe that's why Rukia is my waifu.
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>>119378989
Because Sakura wants Sasuke's dick.
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>>119379075
I like to hope that Kubo is a better writer than Kishi. Even with his backgrounds and 'wow, it's nothing' chapters he seems to care more than Kishi did by the end.
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Is it just me, or have we been these threads multiple times a day, every day lately?

Not that I'm complaining. I've got 600+ images in my IchiRuki folder, and yet every thread you glorious niggas post something I don't have.
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>>119379083

>Rukia in tohsaka's Clothes

jesus christ I never knew I wanted this until now
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>That subtle Ichiruki
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>>119379148
I'm still waiting for the anon with 3000 images to post a zip This is my favorite from yesterdays thread.
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>>119379075
He was overly fond of her. Can't say the same for Ichigo > Orihime.
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>>119379148

Like this?
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>>119379055
Oh I see

>>119379075
>THe same could very well happen to Ichigo concerning Orihime.
Please no.

>>119379138
When I first watched Naruto I wanted Naruto to get Sakura just so Sasuke would lose and end up alone.
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>>119379234
Me too, anon.

But yeah, that was a good thread.
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>>119379083
>rukia in tohsaka
How dare you.
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>>119379083
Hinata's centered around love, but it's a very idyllic love. She's the first one to see how great Naruto was. Growing up, she was the only one who would root for him. She's been in love with him their entire lives. His existence is what allows her to grow and move past her own problems.

I feel like you're indirectly comparing Hinata's love for Naruto to Orihime's love for Ichigo, but they're quite different.
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>>119379144
He doesn't, but it might be different when it's about IchiRuki. That's the only thing Kubo does well.
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>>119378763
>>119378774
It would be impossible to know because Naruto was banned on /a/ for most of the time that it was a manga

It was only tolerated because of newfag mods in 2012 fucking things up and later on because of all the faggots who were probably born after 1998 moving in and the manga itself coming to an end in 2014
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>>119379075
Orihime still hasn't had any scenes like Hinata's in part 2, like the confession/death scene, the "I can see in your eyes that you're strong", or the post-Neji's-death pep talk and hand-holding. And Orihime already had an entire arc about Ichigo saving her, that ended in an IchiRuki scene.
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>>119379274
Both Sakura and Sasuke are horrible and deserve each other.
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>>119379249
I like you.
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>>119379083
>But Hinata is a bland character who's entire existence was to say "Naruto-kun" and stutter
Hinata isn't Orihime.
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>>119379395
The impression I get from reading is that Hinata's love makes her stronger, while Orihime's love makes her weaker.
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>>119379395
I do think that Orihime and Hinata are similar actually, they both observe from a distance and admire the MC, they are both shy and big tittied, both aren't that strong, and Orihime loves Ichigo for almost the same reasons as Hinata. Difference is Hinata had zero competition because Naruto characters are all shit, and she sort of manned up during the pain fight.
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>>119379484

y-you too
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>>119379536

rekt
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Kishimoto is a chauvinist because wives must be submissed to the husband... Or not?
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It's a sad day when narututards are invading Bleach threads
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>>119379578
>they both observe from a distance and admire the MC
>Orihime loves Ichigo for almost the same reasons as Hinata
But they saw different things. Hinata fell in love with Naruto because of what he does. He works hard and picks himself up when he falls. That's everything Hinata wants to be in life. Orihime admired Ichigo for fairly normal reasons. It's just your average crush.

Also, Hinata has been in love with Naruto since childhood. Inoue has only liked Ichigo for a few years.

>they are both shy and big tittied
Inoue isn't shy. She's pretty outgoing, actually.
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>>119368002
stop shipping 2 guys you faggots
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Autism over 9000
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>>119379686
They don't really have anywhere else to go, I guess. Naruto is over, and you can only have so many threads circlejerking about victory before it gets dull. If Rukia wins the Ichibowl, the same will happen to us.
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>>119379792
You're in a shipping thread anon, not sure what you expected.
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>>119379813
I don't think this is a good excuse for off topic discussion at all.
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>>119379813
>>119379686
Or, you know, there's overlap.

I read both series. I wanted Naruhina and I want Ichiruki.
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>>119368002
I really can't wait for Ichihime to happen now, just for the shitstorm.
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>>119379773
I don't know, Hinata has always just been such a mind numbingly boring character that I have always disliked her.
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How close is Bleach to ending? Can it end in 2015?
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>>119380184
>That leg
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>>119380185
It could but it's not very likely.
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>>119380230
Ichigo is a big guy
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>>119380185
If it were anybody but Kubo I'd say yes, but with his pacing I'd ballpark it more at 2-3 years. That's enough time for everybody to get a few chapters worth of fight in, a keikaku or two, the inevitable plot twist where Yhwach isn't actually the final boss, and some wrap-up shenanigans.
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>>119380279
He's supposed to be 1,85 cm tall right?
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Will Kubo ever become a fashion designer after Bleach?
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>>119380184
Hinata was underused. We didn't get to see how she'd react in most situations. The series would have benefited with her being the lead heroine, though. We could have gotten to see more sides to her.
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I like to ship IchiRuki as much as the next guy, but I think y'all need to take it down a notch
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>>119380471
>implying he isn't a fashion designer already
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>>119380413
He's about that, maybe 190. Rukia is 144cm and weighs 72 pounds
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>>119380561
I agree.
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>The series would have benefited with her being the lead heroine, though.

Pretty much. Sakura was a perfectly fine character on paper, but Kishi obviously didn't know what to do with her and she ended up being completely flat.

On the other hand the whole reason Kishi didn't give us much Hinata was because he knows he's bad at writing romance and feels awkward doing it. If he did replace Sakura with Hinata, it could have been painful.
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>>119380413
>>119380622
He's 182 or 183.
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>>119376316
I started reading it this year, those guys are gay as fuck. One of my friends keeps denying it. I'm worried he's in the closet now and just making himself miserable, no sane man could not see that shit
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>>119380622
As a 1,85 tall person myself, I feel compelled to point out how uncomfortable it is to date someone as short as Rukia
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>>119380717
Being a head shorter is perfect height.
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>>119380717
>dating

what are you a faggot
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>>119379395
It's the same in all honesty.
Both love the MC from childhood, both see potential in him that others don't or can't, both admire him from a distance, and both grow stronger as a result of their love.
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>>119380717
But she's so cute and tiny! Also you're a shorty, 195 cm master race reporting in.
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>>119380561
I want Kubo to do something like Kill la Kill where the fashion is an integral part of the series.
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I'm still afraid that she'll die.

She's been on the verge of death since chapter one, more or less. The deathflags just keep piling up.
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>>119380666
Kishimoto was trying really hard to make Sakura more popular. I'm not surprised if the fact Hinata barely has screen-time is because of Kishimoto wanting to try to reduce Hinata popularity in order to get Sakura to shine.
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>>119380791
hinata isn't a dumb cunt who only wants to take from ichigo and always needs his help
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>>119380865
If Rukia died, how absolutely, unbelievably furious would Ichigo be?
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>>119380791
Please explain how Ichigo makes her stronger? And how she can see things in him other people can't?
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>>119380806
>MFW be 181 cm
>Live in Norway
>Most women are either my height or taller
>Bliss
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>>119380622
>Has trouble finding clothes that fit
>Likes climbimg to high places

How adorable.

Am I the only one who read "hi how are you today" as "how hi are you today"
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Ever since reading vol 5 all those years ago, I've never been able to let go of Orihime/Tatsuki otp. I'm a faggot.

When it comes to IchiRuki, though, I don't need them to be romantic at the end, I just need them to be able to contact/see each other whenever they want. Every time they're separated just feels bad.
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>>119379401
I remember /a/ losing its shit when Hinata confessed
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>>119380931
>Save me, Kurosaki-kun!
Meanwhile, Hinata is ready to die for Naruto.
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>>119380991
He's going to have to stay in SS at the end of the series. Look how happy Rukia is about it too.
>>119371477
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People actually ship these two?
And how did Rukia not know who Isshin was when she moved in with them?
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>>119381042
>Implying Orihime wouldn't die for Ichigo if the opportunity could arise
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>>119380957
Considering Ichigo's powerlevel is directly tied to his emotions/state of mind?

I don't think there'd be much left of SS or the RR to save after he was finished.
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>>119381189
She really isn't the best at being a waifu, anon. Remember how scared she was of Ichigo's hollow? Do you remember how Rukia reacted?
>If it was defeat, then you just need to train harder.
>If it was about your companions,
>Then you just need to reseal those promises after becoming a more virtuous man.
>If it's about becoming a Hollow...
>Then just become strong enough until you can shatter it in an instant.
>Even if you can't rely on anyone else...
>Just pull yourself together and roar!
>The "you" that still lives on in my heart, Ichigo...
>Would do exactly that!!
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>>119380957
He might react strongly at first, but I get the feeling that he might just flop down in the middle of the fight.

>>119381181
She was just one of the thousands of shinigami, and in a separate squad to boot. They simply hadn't met before. We don't even know how long Isshin got to be a captain.
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>>119381189
Orihime would die for anyone, honestly.
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>>119381593
I wish she would.
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>>119381593
One thing I hate about Bleach is how homogenous the characters can be sometimes. Remember the Lost Agent Arc?

>Inoue: Oh no, there's a new villain! I better hide it from Ichigo to not worry him.
>Ichigo: Oh no, there's a new villain! I better hide it from Orihime to not worry her.
>Chad: Oh no, there's a new villain! I better hide it from Ichigo to not worry him.
>Ishida: Oh no, there's a new villain! I better hide it from everyone to not worry them.

Why can't any of the characters act differently?
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>>119380991
Tatsuki calls that one lesbo disgusting and a deviant all the time. Is she in denial?
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>>119381854
Probably a bit. Though Chizuru crosses the line into sexual harrassment and assault.
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>>119381854
>Is she in denial?

Well there are hints she likes both Ichigo and Orihime. Either way she's probably holding back because she wants her friend to be happy.
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Reminder that Ichigo and Rukia can see each other in their eyes. Orihime can't.
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>>119381994
karate girl is forever #1 in my heart
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>>119381994
I don't think Orihime would be able to get over ichigo and would fail in any relationships after she tried
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>>119382058
You know, this could be spun any which way since it's only Orihime narrating her own feelings. For example, "she's just insecure and doesn't realize that Ichigo's gaze absorbs all of her instead of reflecting it away". Or "Ichigo's insecurity of his own hollow side makes him distance himself from Orihime, who he knows to be fragile and worries about"

I do ship IchiRuki though.
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>>119382236
The only reason that I take it as solid evidence is the fact that Kubo puts an emphasis on Ichigo and Rukia being able to read/see each other in their eyes.
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>>119382382
Maybe you're just overthinking it. Aren't all of those instances pretty situational? Like what you just posted, couldn't it just be an artistic ploy to prepare the reader for the next page?
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>>119382616
I would think that if it hadn't happened more than once, and it only happens with Ichigo and Rukia. Rukia also had Ichigo reflected into her eyes in the SS arc.
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Popularity-wise top 9 girls:
>Rukia > Rangiku > Orihime > Yoruichi > Hallibel > Nelliel > Soi Fon > Unohana > Nemu

How close am I?
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>>119382769
Not sure, but there should be a massive
Rukia>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>powergap>>>>>>>>>>>other girls
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>>119382769
Pretty far off.

>Rukia > Yoruichi > Yachiru > Orihime > dogshit > Soi Fon
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>>119382616
there was emphasis on the eye thing when it comes to bonds in zombie powder. That kid character said it explicitly
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>>119382881
Rangiku is definitely popular. She has her own doujins, and I'm not talking about hentai doujins.
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>>119377269
>Kubo doesn't know how couples are supposed to act
Kubo got married a year ago nignog.
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NARUSAKU FAILED ME BUT THIS SHIT BEST HAPPEN
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>>119383456
>comparing IchiRuki to NaruSaku
Holy fucking shit what are you doing
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What are they saying, /a/?
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>>119378984
Also Nana Mizuki.
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>>119383319
Really? Do we have a picture of his waifu?
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>>119383839
She's a petite black haired japanese girl, JUST LIKE RUKIA
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>>119383002
I always figured that was because of her blonde hair and blue eyes. She looks like the quintessential Ms.Texas
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Oh man, you do realize that Kubo is going to take a huge dump on all of you and have either Orihime win the Ichibowl or forego a romantic resolution altogether, right?

Not even an Orihimefag.
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>>119383927
>not even an Orihimefag
Sure you aren't bb
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>>119382816
Speak for yourself, Yoruichi, Soifon, Rangiku, Isane, timeskip Karin, Tatsuki are all fucking great.
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>>119383954
He's right though

But no matter. There was only fool's hope to begin with.
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>>119383954
I'd like Rukia to win too, but I'm just speaking realistically.
Kubo has let us down before with his retarded choices of how the storyline should progress, and he doesn't give a fuck about what his audience wants.
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>>119383987
I never said I disliked them. But there is a massive gap in both popularity and as characters.
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>>119379773
IIRC Ichigo and Orihime first met as kids the day Hime's brother Sora died. He was hit by a car and dragged him all the way to the Kurosaki clinic. Ichigo saw them right as he opened the door to go play outside and Sora died right when the ambulance finally arrived.
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>>119381507
Isshin was a captain, she trained under a Lieutenant that was his cousin/nephew/uncle.
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>>119368002
I hope Ichigo gets with Orihime for a rerun of the narusaku breakdown.
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>>119384049
>>119384027
Kubo is an IchiRuki shipperfag though.
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>>119384147
Nah, he might have been 10 years ago, but now he's a whorihimefag. I case you're unaware he like big tits, so go figure.
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>>119384079
Don't tell me

Orihime fell in love with Ichigo because of that "bridge effect" the name of which I forgot? Misattribution of affection or something like that. Basically, after experiencing something like walking over a shaky bridge, your brain may misattribute the reason for your arousal to a person you met on the other side, rather than the fear of falling down.

>>119384124
Yes, and? She still might not have even heard of Isshin's name. We don't even know how long Isshin served as a captain.
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>>119383456
>comparing IchiRuki to NaruSaku
Kill yourself.
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>>119380967
What happened to your face, anon?
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>>119383839
Nope. Kubo prefers to keep her identity private.
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Daily reminder that Orihime is in for the final battle together with Ichigo and Rukia isn't.
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>>119384436
Daily reminder that Orihime sacrificed herself in the pilot and will probably do that again
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>>119383927
I think what might actually end up happening is that Ichigo will die in the end.
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>>119384147
That's Kon and Chappy in Ichigo and Rukia's bodies.
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>>119384498
Even if he dies he would just end up in soul society.
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>>119384567
Not exactly. That's when a physical body dies. We don't know what happens when a soul dies yet.
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>>119384622
Seeing that Kaien has been gone for years, I think it's pretty safe to say that they ain't coming back.
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>>119384622
It's kinda been implied they are reborn into the human world, hasn't it?
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>>119384688
I've always been under the impression that Ichigo is Kaien Shiba reincarnated. We now know that Ichigo is actually a Shiba since Isshin is the Shiba clan's head, but this doesn't refute the reincarnation theory, especially considering that Ichigo and Kaien are so much alike in looks and personality.
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>>119384688
I'm guessing it's some kind of reincarnation where the past life is forgotten.
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>>119384753
IIRC Kaien said that their bodies become the reishi of Soul Society, but he didn't say anything about their souls.

>Soul Society is just a gigantic energy drain for the Soul King to use
Think about it, why would a soul need a konso to go to Soul Society, if going there is a natural way of the universe?

Isn't Konso basically the same as marking cattle?
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>>119384818
Kaien's soul was in Aaroniero.

Here's betting that the when people die the Soul King eats their souls. SS is his food source. That's why they let shitty districts be rather than trying to fix them.
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>>119384306
Isshin was a captain 20 years ago, Rukia graduated from the academy 40 years ago.
Everyone seems to know the higher-ranking people and what they look like, it'd be a stretch to say that Rukia didn't know who he was, especially another Shiba, unless he became a captain straight out of the academy.
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>>119384850
Wasn't Konso just a way to force people to the Soul Society because their regrets were keeping them from ascending?
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>>119386061
I don't remember that. I think that Pluses need to be konso'ed or else they will inevitably decay to Hollows.
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>600 post Ichiruki thread every day for the past three weeks.
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>>119386326
Withdrawal symptoms from the absence of Rukia
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>>119384688
>>119384818
The only difference between Ichigo and Kaien was the type of Zanpakuto that they possess. Unlike the reiatsu channeling and releasing sword(s) that is Zangetsu, Nejibana was a double ended spear that channeled water. We do know that a Zanpakuto is created through a Shinigami's manifestation and projection of his/her Inner Hollow as a sword (inb4 Fate/Stay Night references), so on surface value the projection of their Inner Hollows are fundamentally different. However, Ichigo and Kaien are also similar not only in looks and personality, but in their affiliation with Hollows. Not just any Hollow though, but Hollows created by Aizen.

Kaien was possessed by the body snatching and Zanpakuto nullifying Hollow Metastacia and Rukia was forced to kill him. Ichigo's Inner Hollow White who was sealed inside Ichigo's mother and passed on to Ichigo upon his birth was also created by Aizen. It could be possible that Metastacia could have impacted and mutated Kaien's Inner Hollow in some way when he possessed Kaien, which could possibly mean that White was a byproduct of the experiment that Aizen conducted on Kaien. Why would Aizen coincidentally use two of his creations to impact two members of the Shiba bloodline? Why would Aizen be so interested in Ichigo's growth despite it hindering his plans to dominate Soul Society and the Human World?

Their must be another link that Ichigo has with Kaien besides bloodline and reincarnation that we're not seeing but that Aizen knows. I think we're in for a bumpy ride very soon guys.
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>>119386709

>Kyouka Suigetsu
>Mirror Flower, Water Moon

>Nejibana
>Flower, Water shit

Engetsu
>Moon

Zangetsu
>Moon

>Kyouka Suigetsu and Engetsu are the same zanpakutou, just red and green
>Aizen is literally a shiba

it's so simple
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>>119386782
Perhaps. Isshin is quite familiar with Aizen. Both were Captains around the same time but they seemed to know each other personally. I will literally flip a shit if Ichigo and Aizen are blood-related. Aizen did mention that he knew about Ichigo since the day he was born, mainly due to his experiment with White, but that can't be the only reason.
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>>119386709
It's possible that Aizen studied Aaroniero later and implemented his findings onto White. He did use Shinigami souls to create White, and he might as well have got it from Aaroniero. If Kaien's soul had been inside Aaroniero, Rukia would've felt it, I think

Oh shi-
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>shipping thread turns into a level 4 reading/specula thread
I love you fuckers so much.
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>>119385886
My theory is she got memory wiped.

In chapter 0 Kiyone mentioned that Rukia had been to the human world once before, to which Rukia looked confused. We know the hogyouku had to be placed in her after Urahara left SS, but prior to her meeting Ichigo. So, that unknown time is probably when she got it.

Meaning, she met Urahara somehow, maybe by seeing something she shouldn't have. Like Isshin. And when Urahara wiped her memory, he actually wiped it of all she knew about Isshin. Even from the time he was in SS.

Ultimate twist: Rukia met a little Ichigo during this time as well. And thus the story of Destiny began.
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>>119387157
>We know the hogyouku had to be placed in her after Urahara left SS, but prior to her meeting Ichigo
It was in the Gigai Urahara gave her. The gigai that was going to turn her into a human, and hide the hougyoku with her forever.

For her memory loss, there's no explanation that I can think of.
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>>119386782
There has got to be a relation between Aizen and the Shiba's. There's still the question of why they fell from glory. I would assume that Isshin faked his death, rather than said "bye SS I'm defecting".
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>>119387239

He put it into her soul. The gigai doesn't become her soul..
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>>119387239
It wasn't the gigai, this was Kubo confirmed.
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>>119384498
I subscribe to the theory that Ichigo will become the next SK, and if he does it probably precludes him from relationships.

Or maybe not, who knows. Aizen seemed to imply something was wrong with the current SK, maybe Ichigo will have a better solution.
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>>119387034

You must go beyond anon. To the Kubo level
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>>119387315
Current SK is probably fucking around with the souls in some way. Maybe he's like a hogyoku? And that's what inspired Aizen into experimenting and doing his shenanigans. But Aizen was doing some pretty immoral things, so SK has to be doing something really bad. Hmm. Forcing each soul to have a predetermined destiny or something?
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>The stand Ablaze Is Aizen's theme song
>Chapter 512 when Ichigo comes back to rescue Soul Society was renamed The Stand Ablaze

Kubo level - ??????????????????????OVERLOAD
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>>119386992
We know that he also used his research on Metastacia to create Wonderweiss, as Wonderweiss' ability was specifically tailored to nullify Yamamoto's Ryujin Jakka (if you look at Wonderweiss's eyes in his Resureccion form they're the same as Metastacia's). Aaroniero eventually absorbed Metastacia and thus inherited Kaien's memories and abilities. Meanwhile White was a completely unique Vasto Lorde level Hollow while Aaroniero was always a Gillian and never even reached Adjuchas level. However, Aaroniero was known for absorbing many Hollows and its released form was a massive mound of flesh (a la Akira) composed of the hundreds of Hollows it absorbed. Aizen could very well have experimented on Aaroniero and found a shit ton of data on Hollows in order to create the Super Hollow that was White. The Hollows and Aizen's affinity with Ichigo and the Shiba clan could be much more than we anticipated. I need a moment to process more of this but I'll let you guys ponder on this a bit more.
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>bleach ends
>aizen doesn't do shit
>next weeks jump comes out
>The DECIDE Chapter 1
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I wasn't here when Rukia first returned in the closing chapters of the Fullbring arc. Can anyone tell me how /a/ reacted then?
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>>119387549
bleach has never been more dead on /a/ than during the fullbring arc
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>>119387490

There is no stopping the Kubo.
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>>119387490
>The power to crush destiny
Yeah, it's confirmed. Soul King is 'destiny'. Aizen didn't accept that. But he was already skrewed up, so he plotted to create a new being - who can beat it. Who wasn't bound by the Soul Kings will. A completely new, untainted soul. Ichigo.
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>>119387321
lolwat. Urahara didn't start wearing the hat until after he got exiled. Or is that pic intentionally retarded?
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>>119387615
>implying Kubo doesn't just copy the characters' posture and then plays it off as "I MEANT TO DO THAT"
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>>119387528
>Implying the sequel won't be called "DYED"
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>>119387274
>>119387301
Bullshit. Source.

>>119387549
I was here, but for some reason I can't remember. I do remember the excitement of Ichigo getting mindfucked though.

>>119387598
Don't say that, we got facebook and shit
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>>119387321
You can debunk that theory. Those were just the cloaks that Urahara left behind before he left SS after his encounter with Aizen (see Turn Back the Pendulum). That's just Aizen, Gin, and Tousen.
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>>119387634

It's an old crack theory before the next chapter came out.

>>119387663

Aizen literally had to pull it out of her soul. Have you even read the manga.
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>>119387321
>>119387490
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>>119387667

It's not meant to be a serious theory. It's just an old theory that got debunked the very next chapter.
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>>119387629
If the SK does represent destiny, then Urahara's poem certainly takes on a new context.
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>>119387549
>Can anyone tell me how /a/ reacted then?

We were thrilled. I posted this the moment it showed up. I think it was the first picture of new Rukia on /a/.
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>>119387685
I do remember that, but why couldn't it be inserted into her soul at the same time she uses the gigai?
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>>119387549
At first we had a bunch of shitposters going "Hey look! Hanataro's back!" since Rukia admittedly has a haircut similar to Hanataro's now. But then they lightened up and we all celebrated Rukia's return.
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>>119387663
Aizen said that by the time he discovered Rukia had it, she had disappeared in the human world. Implying she had it beforehand. And when Kubo was asked about when she got it he said "it's a secret".
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>>119387762
Because Aizen said that it was already inside Rukia when he sent her to encounter Ichigo.
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Gin & Rangiku > Rukia & Cardboard cutout MC
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GO BEYOND THE KUBO LEVEL

DELVE FORTH, AD INFINITE
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>>119387777
>>119387789
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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>>119387772
>Hey look! Hanataro's back!
Just thinking about it makes me chuckle
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>>119382098
She will win the strawberry.

This is fact.

NaruSaku 2.0 I will drink your tears.

Best girl will win.
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>>119387880
>Tatsuki
>Actually winning

If only, anon. ;_;
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>>119387880
we don't even know if ichigo likes flat chests or big tits
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>>119387737
Hmm. Urahara is a shady motherfucker. Maybe he already succeeded in escaping the Soul Kings influence, which is why he was so unfazed by Aizen's accusations?
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>>119387157
>Ultimate twist: Rukia met a little Ichigo during this time as well. And thus the story of Destiny began.
Oh god this would be beautiful.
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Rukia was my first waifu.
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>>119388010

>unfazed

He couldn't even look Aizen in the eye when he was accusing him of being a monstrous pussy.
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>>119388075
Rukia is my waifu
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>>119387737
>>119388010
>>119388099
There's no fucking way we're getting off Kubo's ride without there being something more to Urahara.

>Character poem shits on destiny when one of the central themes of bleach is having the power to overcome it.
>Tessai and Yoruichi both follow him more or less unconditionally.
>Created his own versions of almost every Zero Squad Captain's invention.
>Only person smarter than Aizen, as said by Aizen himself.
>Despite this, he apparently has no desires to do anything about the SK, while it infuriated Aizen.
>Dodgy as fuck towards Ichigo after he beat Aizen.
>Turns out to be involved in pretty much everything involving Ichigo, from Masaki/Isshin's situation, to regaining his powers, and so on.
>Still haven't seen his bankai because "It's not something suitable for training others."
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>>119388099
Urahara was fine about it. He basically just told Aizen to accept it.

Now that I re-read it, when the fuck did either of them ever see the Soul King?
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>>119388294
>>119388314

my theory on Aizen is that he is much older than anyone thinks he is. Including Yamamoto.

>No Shinigami born in the past thousand years has been more powerful than I
>Thousand years

Think about it

>>119388294

Urahara is a rat. Nobody knows his motivations except for Mayuri.

And he openly mocks them.

"It's all for the sake of Soul Society."

That line, has been used time and time again by Urahara.
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