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How do you feel the void weekly bleach chapters left behind /a/?
Great news. I would love more Kazui and Ichika content plus IR fans would rage once more because it would prove Bleach isn't dead.
is there any shonen that makes the main character romance not seem rushed?
both naruto and bleach had it like a last minute afterthought.
>oh yeah, these characters ended up together
If anything shounen tries to drag the relationship, most guys Ichigo's age would have been dating way more than just....at the very end of the series.
Shounen in general really neglects romance compared to shoujo.
>both naruto and bleach had it like a last minute afterthought.
I don't agree especially with Bleach. A last minute afterthought are pairings like Chouji x Karui that have never even spoken in canon and Sai x Ino that spoke like once.
Naruto was only made with the sequel in mind. I know people meme on this a lot. But Sasuke ending up with Sakura's offspring that looks like Karin isn't helping any theories.
Bleach wasn't rushed at all. Instead of complaining about the unimportant shit why not complain about how mexican boxer uses his fists for monetary gain these days or any other 180? Also are there any shonen with good writing in general?
Boxing is a sport, it's not like he's become a street thug or something. Besides its post timeskip, really anything can happen during a timeskip.
No, even a retard could tell that bleach was pretty much canceled/rushed. Everything was half assed from beating yhwach to resolving side character arcs revealing powers etc...
>why not complain about how mexican boxer uses his fists for monetary gain these days
I just think that Kubo genuinely forgot about the promise Chad made when he was younger. Out of the six nakama, I think he was the one Kubo cared for the least; I mean Kubo changed the hairstyles of a lot characters especially the girls yet always kept Orihime's long which gave me the impression that he always remembered the reason she kept it long(which was Tatsuki).
Writers of long-running series (and in general) keep cheat sheets around. Oda has no problems any he keeps introducing new characters at a higher pace than Bleach does.
Doesn't mean it made sense. It was all just to make Boruto a thing.
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Dragon Ball, believe it or not.
Sure Goku marries Chichi, but that's far before the affection for her gets to a real romantic level.
That starts to show around the cell saga, and then is confirmed in the buu saga.
Also, Gohan/Videl is pretty much the perfect Shonen romance.
Aside from that, YuyuHakusho definitely, Fairy Tail is reaching the point where it's ridiculous the MC romance hasn't been declared, as it's all but stated.
you can't be serious?
I see your kuchikis and raise you a kurosaki
Also makes the cutest couples
Don't call her husband a jobber.
>live action film in 2018
Will it flop or be a hit and bring back the anime?
Really there's a 2018 live action confirmed?
The normal anime movies already weren't worth watching. The filler wasn't worth watching. Half the manga was arguably not even worth reading. The novels weren't worth reading. You think a live action movie is going to be worth anything? Can't wait for my anime to look nothing like IRL.
Though it has to be said the musical was worth watching
I used to think so, but name a seriously KUBOOO moment in the final arc.
I think that part of Kubo died a long time ago. Also, his ability to finish a fight.
Fine by me. By more Kazui and Ichika content, I just meant that I wanted to see more of their interactions. I could never ship them plus they inherited the Death and Strawberry title which means they'll never get together.
Pretty much this. Bleach is dead for a reason and should stay dead.
This is coming from someone who used to want nothing more than to see the final arc animated. But then it went absolutely nowhere. The only way it could be fixed is if an anime adaptation tastefully expanded upon the rushed content in the final arc, and did an original ending. And that will never, ever happen.
The novel made me smile a whole lot, Isane's reasoning for picking her sister as a vice, Renji and rukia's love, Byakuya being the toppest of brothers ever, Yuzu, Karin and Orihime's interaction with them, Riruka still tsun yet dere enough to apologize via notes.imagining the kinda sillyiness Ichika and Kazui will get into.
Bleach New Generations when?
Ichihime this Ichiruki that, make way for the REAL otp.
I would like a short spin-off a most. I don't see Kubo doing another long series.
>Never bankai'd with the new sword
>Never even USED the new sword
After all that build up. It took an OCEAN to cool it. Fuck Kubo.
Thing is, a true KUBOOO used to lead to an interesting development. This one just solidified that the series was officially shitcanned. There was nothing new at this point about Bach saying "IT DOESN'T WORK AGAINST ME."
>you will never have a waifu that loves you
/a/ has been like this since Endless Eight aired. I'm not saying you're wrong. I'm saying that there's plenty of discussion to find between the shipping posts. Using shipping faggotry to keep a thread alive is a tactic you have to utilize in this day and age. And no, I'm not OP.
We literally had a thread earlier about grime on a street curb.
Whats the point of complaining about something like a general at this point? I've lost hope.
>Why is the villain in the novel an edgy super strong guy that was never even hinted at in the novel?
He wasn't introduced in the manga, but he was mentioned. As with Asashiro and Shaz, Narita has been taking some liberties with Kubo's lore to write his villains.
>He wasn't introduced in the manga, but he was mentioned.
Not really, Tousen's waifu from the slums was killed by a Shinigami and what a surprise, the corrupt military organization protected their own over a random nobody. It didn't have to be whoever overpowered near invincible god that just so happens to be one of the most important people in Soul Society that's going to be the villain in this novel.
Yes. When you're older you just want peaceful and comfy endings with the characters all happy. When you're young, you want dramatic or sad endings because it's more "impactful" or something like that.
>your life sucks.
No need to self-project so hard anon.
>Bleach's ending was extremely tragic.
If you mean dropped plots and rushed fights and all that then yea sure, but seeing the main characters comfy and peaceful was nice. They deserve to be happy after all they've been through.
Give the conspiracy theories a rest already.
You're acting as if Rukia was any better. Sure she beat
four enemies in the entire series if memory serves me correct, but wo were complete jokes; the one arrancar before the Kaien fight and Riruka(worst fight in the FB arc).
You got it backwards. Rukia extracted ghost seed from the jobber, who is living a comfortable life as her trophy husband.
Its alright don't be, here's more of the best cannon OTP
The movie The Last wasn't written by Kishimoto, and the romantic part was forced.
It had been better that people imagined by themselves how Naruto fell in love with Hinata during the timeskip
The musical is plenty of fun.
But if you're a die hard Orihime fan I can understand your dissatisfaction. Yoshii Rei is an awful actress, awful singer and she didn't even have boobs worthy of Orihime.
FUCK YOU KUBO FOR KILLING HER FOR A MEAGER POWERUP THAT'S NOT EVEN USEFUL AGAINST THOR
I found the musicals okay but it was just weird and cringe at times when certain characters suddenly broke out into song and dance (does anyone remember Ukitake doing the gayest pirouettes ever during his song with Shunsui? It's a miracle a man that's in such poor health can achieve such a feat!) The humour was pretty good and the actor that played Gin was 10/10.
It was obvious they couldn't really use the Human cast in a musical portraying the whole ss arc in a mere 2 hours, that's why Orihime, Uryuu, and chad got dropped completely from the most of the early stage performances and the 2016 musical.
I don't think the Ichiruki faggotry was too 'in your face', it's just a bit of fan service they were playing off of, especially when there's no Inoue around. I don't know if the newer musical also had this sort of fanservice but the actors have said in an interview they never saw romance between Ichigo and Rukia.
>Tousen's waifu from the slums
She became a Shinigami herself.
>overpowered near invincible god
We don't know how strong is he. We know that people of around captain level that never participated in any major event exist. And he can't be too strong if Hisagi is to take him down. It's the kid that will be super strong and we don't know what it is exactly.
>one of the most important people in Soul Society
He just gained this power now.
What seems weird though is that apparently blinded by revenge Tousen never killed the guy (Aizen could help with this, and surely wouldn't mind it as a away of ensuring Kaname's loyalty). Why?
Riruka will be a good, if not excessively doting aunt. It's Yoruichi you have to look out for. Once Kazui starts showing an interest in girls, she'll tease him so much he'll cum in his pants for shits and giggles.
>The movie The Last wasn't written by Kishimoto
What the hell are you talking about? Kishimoto did wrote the script
No, Kishimoto just contributed the scarf-story to the script, but Pierrot wrote the entire thing. Kishimoto has acknowledged "The Last" as canon though, and even wrote a mini omake about Naruhina on a date that takes place after the film; it came in the seventh guidebook.
>Get a gun fly to japan and blow his fucking brains out
Careful with the edge anon.
Why does the idea of Kazui being the MC of a spin-off make you so mad?
God no. The final arc should be at best a series of OVAs to keep Pierrot from their fuck awful pacing of the series that drove it into the ground before.
What would a sequel even be anyway? Back to slaying some random Hollows in Karakura town? Ichigo is BFFs with the rulers of Hueco Mundo so no big threats coming from there, everyone in Soul Society wants his dick so nothing there, the remaining Sternritter gave up the fight and went home and without Yhwach they're powerless. A SoL episodic comedy could be fun I guess but really only good for a single season.
If the anime does come back(which is won't) then the ideal would be
>do the entire thing over so the earlier arcs can get the animation they deserve
>no fillers. just stick to the canon story
>no ship shilling because look at the rabid monsters pierrot created with their ichiruki shit
>animate the wedding novel because it shows us what happened to SS and the cast after the war. its also better than to jump straight to a three year timeskip than a ten year one. plus it confirmed that yoruichi/mashiro/urahara/the dads are alive.
>animate the hisagi novel because its going to answer soul king/yhwach questions. plus it shows how what the cast were doing after the final fight. it also confirmed grimmjow/nel/harribel to be alive
>get kubo involved. he obviously wanted to show more in the final arc so they should animate what he didn't get the chance to write/draw.
>Bleach without Number One, Battle ignition, On th precipe of defeat etc.
>arrancars without Nube Negra, Clavar La Espada etc.
It's an awful idea. Bleach had god tier soundtrack.
Also, revealing stuff like SK origins in an after story is bad. If they wanted it, they should try to incorporate it into the main one.
Also was the "ship shill" such a problem? They did few endings and that one episode, true, but I think you're exaggerating.
They added scenes like Nel getting jealous of Rukia, and cut out earlier Ichigo/Orihime scenes. One of the endings or openings even had Ichigo/Rukia holding hands.
It's just a problem because the rabid Ichiruki fans always bring up the anime as one of the reasons as to why it should've become canon. The anime gave them a lot of hope.
They also added IchiHime hand-holding if memory serves me right. And IchiIshi ending. What was up with it, anyway? Were they going to do one for each of Ichigo's friends but run out of money before doing this?
They really aren't. The only thing you can even compare it to is Toei. And they win that battle by a landslide. I wish Pierrot did DB and 1P. At least then I could've watched it.
I'm going to say something rude here but you have no real idea of what you're talking about when you say 'average'. Feel free to dismiss this as bait in your head but maybe, just maybe, you actually just said something really stupid just now.
It works but I wouldn't call it viable. Same as incest. Just because it works doesn't mean it's viable.
No, it's perfectly viable, the evolutionary purpose of a man is to spread his seed amongst as many women as he possibly can. The most efficient and resource conservative approach to this is rape. Courting may take too long, use up resources and possibly end in rejection, therefore be a complete waste of time and effort.
>as many as he possibly can
Hitler disagrees with you on that one bud. And Hitler had a dog so he couldn't be a bad person. Either way incest literally bad because nature declared it so.
You're the same person that keeps posting fake spoilers for the Hisagi novel right?
What does hitler's dog have anything to do with this.There is nothing wrong with rape and incest from an evolutionary perspective. Mutations only appear after 3 generations of Inbreeding. The goal is to have as many children as possible, such as one's sisters, mother, caretakers etc any female of the species will do, as long as one can keep going the chance of success increases.
A-Anon you're too straightforward.
>anon post new information without a source
What would you guys be if you existed in the bleach universe?
>Quincy pure blooded nazi
>Fullbringer special snowflake
>Hollow edgy rager
>Shinigami good cop bad cop
I'd probably be a hollow because I've been depressed since I was a little boy.
Fullbringer. It has more perks than being a glorified pawn to a corrupted afterlife. Living in a desert with soul hungry monsters who get killed in droves by the corrupted afterlife and Nazis. And being Nazi where you have to worship some old dude who would kill you or throw you under a bus on a whim.
>Hollows are instinctual, individualistic and selfish beasts
>the Arrancar care only for themselves and won't hesitate to kill another for their own benefit
>Fullbringers are self-rejects due to their abilities but manage to form a functioning organization where they can belong
>the Fullbringers care only for themselves and won't hesitate to kill another for their own benefit
>Quincies are a very proud and united race that care for their own, their history, culture and tecniques, they're very smart, competent, cultured and always take care of their image and their kin
>the Wandenreich care only for themselves and won't hesitate to kill another for their own benefit
Damn I liked him. He was so much like Orochimaru and he made chills go down my spine just like he did to everyone in the series.
Probably the most threatening character. Too bad Aizen turned out to be the enemy.
I want Kubo to do a new series so Kuboing can resume.
Ah, the Ukitake gay pirouette. Shinsei is when they try to be serious with the storyline and former opera singers playing OCs, and that flopped. The musical is at its best when it doesn't take itself seriously because really, most of the fans like it when it's silly jokes and dancing, with the occasional touching character moment.
Honestly they're all kinda shit. Quincies have a horribly low power ceiling until Yhwach gives them a schrift and then you're tied to him til he's done with you. And outside of that you're an exile unless you live in the hidden Quincy Realm.
Fullbringers are glorified low tier superheroes with moderately interesting powers. Again low power ceiling and your abilities are more gimmicky than anything. But you can live a normal life which is good.
Hollows is a survival of the fittest. Eat or be eaten and you're always on the verge of starvation. IF you even manage to make it to the Vasto Lorde level then you become so powerful that weaker beings actually get destroyed by your presence and anyone else is just going to be afraid of you or plotting behind your back. So you're forever alone.
Shinigami gives you powers but they're hard capped based on your genetics. Sure you can train your Shikai until you're super adept at using it but raw power will always win. And most Shinigami don't ever approach the Bankai level, so chances are you'll be some schmuck who cleans the barracks and then gets bodied by a Hollow later.
most of us never cared about pairings
well when you put it that way, sure. However imagine you make to a moderately high power ceiling whatever you choose. What would be you?
It's just obvious that you don't belong here.
Canon or not canon Ichiruki is the most impactful relationship in the series.
Kubo really raked IchiRuki shits over the coals with the last 10 or so chapters. From Renji thanking Ichigo for repairing his relationship with Rukia to the last chapter being Death and the Strawberry. I guess you hit a point where you've had enough.
lets not forget
>ichigo used the exact same words when rescuing kenpachi and rukia
>Calling this scene an Ichiruki moment
>4chan has been pro-IchiRuki for a decade.
How to spot a newfag. It was more that Orihime couldn't even mentioned without Ichirukifags sperging out and shitting up the threads which just made people want to stop mentioning her in general.
>Like 5 people,
Nah. I was going through the archive just earlier and the Bleach threads were the most active during the final chapter spoilers. Plenty of people were happy to see IR get BTFO. Like I said, check the archive yourself since it's pretty obvious you weren't around that night.
I don't remember the IchiHimefags being the loudest.
You yourself honestly don't read them since they are full of people getting upset over IchiRuki not happening with about 4-5 IchiHimefags adding oil to the already roaring flames.
Stop rewriting history.
>Stop rewriting history.
I'm not. There were people that were upset that Ichiruki didn't happen obviously, but there were also people that were that happy Ichihime and Renruki fans because they shipped them or just hated Ichiruki fans for being so annoying over the years. There were also the people that didn't care for pairings, but enjoyed the assblast from Ichirukifags. Plus you had the people that were just mad over the dropped plot points and things not related to pairings.
Do you want me to post some links of those threads?
>tfw i like both IchiHime and IchiRuki
>tfw i'm probably the only one
>tfw i have to watch all this shitposting
Yeah, the 5 of you must be happy that Kubo drove 95% of his fanbase away, because the big bad IchiRukifags said something mean to you once and hurt your feefees. Oh, poor babies.
>more people in the fanbase were delusional so it makes them better
Everyone with half a brain knew that IchiHime was end game halfway through SS arc. HM cemented this fact but IchiRuki fags just put fingers in their ears and shouted 'muh parallels and shoujo bubbles'. Rukia was never the love interest. She was the heroine at the beginning and replaced by Orihime in the following arc. If you didn't forsee this ending right when Rukia was sucking Nii-sama's cock while Renji and Ichigo lay on the ground bleeding to death risking their lives to save her then you are quite legitimately blind.
A) stop samefagging. Again. You're literally the only person who really cares about IR here.
B) Majority of the bleach fandom has always been non shippers, shippers were a loud minority, Ichiruki had the larger camp but over exaggerate their size, influence and their significance in the fandom. Pro tip: No one cared about you fags, your shit theories or the boring ships itself except for yourselves.
C) you still don't have "power" in the fandom. The Irfagdom has been nothing but a joke since the very beginning and since the manga ended they've mutated into what can only be described as dog shit. You get BTFO every fucking time Kubo does something, I hate shippers but I'm going to be get my fix of IRfag assblast when the opportunity arrises. So coming this Thursday with Kubo's interviews, if Kubo mentions Orihime, it's almost guaranteed to be another #ichirukiBTFOAgain, I'll be collecting that assblast on a/.
IchiRuki is one of the main foundations of Bleach.
Just because they knew, didn't mean they wanted it. IchiRuki was the better option since Orihime was all around shit and generic. What did IchiHime even have? Oh, "Orihime likes Ichigo and stuff!" That it's it. There was no chemistry between the two. Just a one-sided crush.
Thanks for telling me you don't like one of the few good things in Bleach. Continue to eat the shit because you want to be contrarian.
If Ichiruki is as big as you say it is, and if it has so much power in the fandom then why the fuck do you care so much about the few people in this thread that dislike or don't care for it? Why is it that Ichiruki fans still to this day try to push their pairing down everyones throat?
Then leave the thread? Obviously there are going to be people that are going to shitpost about it especially since you guys were 110% sure that Ichiruki would happen only to get BTFO to extreme lengths. You can go to almost any other thread on /a/ and you'll see people laugh over the pairing that got BTFO because pairings always make their way into the conversation.
I only ended up caring about Kenpachi and the Girls overall in bleach, but Ichigo and Rukia stuff made more sense to me *even though i prefered the crack ship of Ichigo and Yoruichi*,that and i really despised Renji
Ichigo treated Rukia like a sister. He argued with her a lot, the majority of their time together was one side yelling at or berating the other. Yes they understood each other but their connection was spiritual and there was no romance in it.
Ichigo treated Orihime like a woman. He never argued with her, raised his voice to her, and was nothing but kind, protective, and caring towards her. Remember that part of HM where Ichigo was walking through Las Noches then feels Rukia's reiatsu fading when Ulquiorra meets him? Ichigo ignored Ulquiorra's presence to go save Rukia UNTIL Ulquiorra just mentioned that he was the one who kidnapped Orihime then Ichigo went ballistic and forgot all about Rukia who to his knowledge lay dying somewhere in HM.
No Ichigo didn't show any romantic interest towards Orihime. Nor did he towards Rukia. The only difference in both relationships is that Orihime loved Ichigo in that sense where Rukia didn't. The chemistry you see between Ichigo and Rukia is two similar characters butting heads on screen. It works definitely but there was no underlying physical attraction there.
IchiHime was always closer to a real relationship between two 15 year olds.
What they should have done was animate the rest but deviate from the manga in some key parts. First kubo went off the rails then he got rushed, both could be fixed in the anime.
Yeah ok, m8. My only point is that it's annoying for people that don't give a shit about your little ship war. You could easily ignore a random shitter just trying to stir up bullshit but nope.
Here we are with another thread run into the ground with the same old shit.
How many times are you going to make the same post?
I looked at that nigga's reddit profile once when the cunt annoyed the bleach sub with another mass downvoted irfag post, first thing to hit my eyes "is it haram to masturbate…" I think he had an accident in his pants jacking off to shitty ooc deviantart tier irfagart.
Dumping best couple to piss IR shitposters
I've been watching them derail the thread for long enough, this same fag did this in the last thread as well, I am not letting it go.
I don't care that you don't like IH, its no excuse to shitpost and derail
I love Karin!
Just had to get that in before the thread burns.
Blame the IR shitposters
Ha, it's funny when you remember Rukia being happy was repeatedly pointed out at every stage in the novel.
I feel like the irfagartist inadvertently just shot themselves in the foot by portraying their own camp as deluded adult children. A masterpiece.
>That or Yachiru being Kenpachi's sword.
This was a surprise to you?
Everybody called that shit the moment we saw Kenpachi's backstory and there was some randomass baby crawling around in the middle of blood that he lets on his shoulder, and the rest of the Gotei 13 were mistakenly talking about how they thought his sword was in permanent shikai.
Yachiru having a shikai was a hilarious red herring that made everyone doubt for a few weeks.
Do you think they care?
Gin was a jobber from Day 1.
Byakuya will either figure out the tricks and get used to it, or do the thing the Quincies did where he just goes scorched earth on the area and hit Gin anyway.
>Now Irfaglets will want your head for "stealing muh title".
>Honestly, it is hilarious seeing the IchiRukifags get this desperate. Shitposting their autism is the ultimate sign of butthurt. I didn't know their feelings got hurt that bad.
Fixed it for you. You're welcome.
jump giga probably won't leak till thursday. let the thread die now.
>tfw a rukihime fanart gets more likes on twitter than any recent ichihime/renruki/ichiruki fanart
Honestly... what the fuck was Kubo thinking?
IchiRuki is a much more realistic and cute couple!
Uh, did you forget about the part where Kubo revealed that OLD MAN MANIFESTATION WAS THE MANIFESTATION OF JUHA BACH? Or that True Zangetsu was Inner Hollow?
Geez, at least TRY to remember the plot. See image for details
NEVER. As someone who enjoyed 4 out of the 6 arcs, we don't need a Bleach GT. Boruto AKA Naruto GT only exists as a cash grab on people's nostalgia over Naruto. Same thing with the Dragonball GT.
I've watched Naruto and I clearly see that the Boruto series is just concepts that are poorly executed and just artificially extends out the universe of the manga when it doesn't need to be extended.
I said a short spin-off anon. About ten chapters at most.
No, that's still too much. That's that Gaiden territory that I despised too. If anything those 10 chapters should have been already there for the final battle and epilogue of the Final Arc.
>what makes you think that that would not happen in Bleach as well?
It's pretty clear that Kazui is the child of Ichigo and Orihime while Ichika is the child of Rukia and Renji, and both families are happy and together whereas Gaiden revealed that Sasuke fucked off when Sarada turned three and didn't even bother to send a letter home.
Typical Bleach thread goes something like this
>I sure miss Bleach
>hours of nothing
>will anime come back
>hours of nothing
>muh ghostbusters/first arc
>hours of nothing
>Kubo sure fucked up
>hours of nothing
>Hhhahahah tears, have some fanart and cry, hahahaha Ichiruki shitting up everything times 100
Maybe these threads shouldn't exist.
Remember when Rukiafags would dump their shit until image/post limit every time somebody mentioned Orihime? Also, why would Ichihimefags be butthurt? They won bragging rights for eternity.
Huh. Has Bleach finally ended? What happened? I haven't read it in a while... last time, I think Ichigo was reinvading soul society after quincies invaded or something. And then stuff happened and Airen smirked or something.
It's the other way around fag. Also you're on a thread that has IH in the OP, of course everyone will take shots at autistic Irfags, not like you make it difficult for people not to.You get triggered too easily, /a/ is not for you.
it got axed and the author had like 10 chapters to end it.
Ichigo got a new bankai that gets easily broken by juha bach and gets trashed and bach kills all his servants including one that had the power to resurect himself infinitely and nothing could deal with him since his power was "I win and if there's no way for me to win plot will give me the power to win no matter what".
After that Bach fight with Aizen Ichigo arrives wit his restored Bakai that ends up getting broken again, Ishida pulls a plot arrow that somehow blocks Bach's power of searching the future where he wins and turn it true (by the way he explained his power he should have picked the future where he never gets hit by the arrow so it should never have landed in the 1st place).
and then you get an epilogue where you have no clue if characters like youroichi and uruhara died (they aren't even mentioned) RukiaxRenji IchigoxOrihime and Chad fights for money in memory of Abuelo's lesson of not fighting unless it is for something worthy.
if you followed the series and Kubo's commentary closely you'd know the end couples would be Ichigo and Orihime, and Rukia and Renji. Most people who weren't shippers knew this. The relationship between Ichigo and Rukia didn't move anywhere new past the SS arc
Go back to my original post >>157608571
where I mention I haven't read it in a while. I was getting the english releases but my comic store had trouble getting them in stock in any kind of order, so I stopped getting them until I could figure out what I was missing, and by then it had charged on ahead and I found I didn't care to pick it up again.
Reading that, Orihime had just been the standard damsel in distress and was frequently sidelined. Nothing pointed at a relationship, not even with Rukia. All I went on was what I had seen in the manga, which pointed more at Rukia and other friend more than Orihime.
Never read writer's commentaries either. A) don't know where they would be and B) I prefer reading the stories. If it's not in there, then the writer has failed.
Orihime was a damsel in distressed in the HM arc and she felt bad she couldn't do more to help in the SS arc after that she trained so that this would no longer be the case, it's a big part of her character development. She tag-teamed with Ichigo fighting Yhwach, she managed to use her powers to protect him like she wanted during that fight. Of course Yhwach gained the upper hand as expected, but the fact that she was able to hold her own fighting the most powerful villain, just her and Ichigo, goes to show she isn't a burden to anyone anymore. Also there are countless moments where Rukia and Orihime's relationship was shown, I don't know what you mean here, Rukia even went straight to Orihime rather than Ichigo (both her and Ichigo were on the ground after Yhwach took Ichigo's powers) when Rukia arrived with Renji to help.
>Chad fights for money in memory of Abuelo's lesson of not fighting unless it is for something worthy.
Yeah, see, where I finished reading Ichigo had just shown up there. I think her and Chad were about to join him or something off from magical land behind some huge-ass barrier? But they'd largely disappeared from the story by that point. I was surprised Chad turned up again, actually.
>All I went on was what I had seen in the manga, which pointed more at Rukia and other friend more than Orihime.
Orihime was way more relevant than Tatsuki ,Ichigo's childhood friend, since the start of the manga, had romanctic feelings for Ichigo, and neither Ichigo nor Tatsuki showed romantic interest in each other.
Plus, Tatsuki totally supported Orihime in her love for Ichigo, and she wanted they were a couple.
I don't understand why you would think that Ichigo and Tatsuki could be a possible pairing, and besides thinking that Orihime and Ichigo wasn't pretty probable.
It's completaly absurd