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Oh Rukia--such respect for your art.

From deathberry here: http://deathberry.com/index.php?topic=113.msg6090#msg6090

Translation by Nacchan.
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From deathberry of course, your source for the latest and most accurate Bleachy stuffs lately.

From [livejournal.com profile] pikeish here:

Cute tweet from Kudo Masashi (animation director of now deceased Bleach anime) on what he thinks when drawing Rukia.

A fan has tweeted him about what his opinion on Orihime's chest is and he replied with "Big", then another fan tweeted him asking what he thought on Rukia's? This was his answer:



Small. I think it is more like I consider her body's general petiteness when drawing her. Like, in contrast to Ichigo. In the skating episode (342), I've struggled with the representation of the difference in the size of their hands.

Fans always did compare Rukia's height with Ichigo's, like how before the time-skip, it was exactly a foot difference. It's cute how Kudo's mind also went into comparing her height in contrast to Ichigo, and even for that detail with the size of their hands in the Date episode.

Also Kudo-san did give a brief response about Riruka's breasts.

Earlier in the week, Kubo-sensei himself had tweeted something funny in response to a fan questioning if Rukia was a boy. Here is the tweet translated by nacchan here:

Fan : Rukia is a girl isn't she?
Kubo : You need to ask? / What are you trying to confirm?

The tweet was a while ago but I'm still laughing--probably because I've heard so many Ruka=Hanatarou, Rukia=androgynous, Rukia=man comments in fandom lately. Usually Sensei takes the high road and doesn't address the crap he gets on a daily basis but I'm amused he chose to answer this dumbass tweet.
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Well hey Sensei, you surprised me!  For the cover of volume 54, it's Rukia with the title of "Goodbye to Our Xcution." I thought we'd get Jackie for sure with that title--to make for a full set of the fullbringers. Now all I can think of is omg, a RUKIA POEM.

The cover is wonderful--the first shinigami to show in the arc in a crouching pose.  I guess Rukia's appearance in the manga really did spell the end for Ginjou and the fullbringer arc.  I'm so eager for the poem. Will it be an answer to Ichigo's that opened the arc? Will it cover the idea that while Rukia didn't defeat Riruka with the sword, hers was a victory of the heart over Riruka? Rukia's defining moment in the volume was her speech about Ichigo and how he changed everyone--will the poem echo that?

Also, Jump Bang aired with a drawing from Kubo--Rukia playing guitar as one of the girls from Scandal! Cuuuuute! Screencap by [livejournal.com profile] melodymix and pic of Vol 54 below cut. (eta: Other souce credits Annie and Nacchan @deathberry and broken_coda on twitter).

looky! )

eta: part of Kubo's interview from Jump Bang, translated by at the Rukia FC at BA HERE
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1) New glorious compilation post by Spiderkiss in deathberry, this time of Kubo's official Bleach art: http://deathberry.com/index.php?topic=82.msg1509#msg1509   (her previous compilation post of Kubo's rare illustrations continues to be updated here: http://deathberry.com/index.php?topic=80.msg1491#msg1491)

2) Good article by Deb Aoki: http://manga.about.com/od/bookreviews/a/Mangastream-Vs-Shonen-Jump-Alpha.htm
I'll take issue w/what she says about "leaked scans" being the source of early scanlations. Some issues of Shonen Jump are legally sold in certain areas in Japan before the "official" release date on Monday and these are purchased and given to scanlators. The illegal activity is the giving of the magazines to scanlators for illegal use, not the purchase of the magazines before the official release date. In the US and elsewhere, magazines are often sold before the official release date-- it you're a home subscriber, you're aware of this because you get your magazine before it hits the newstands.

I subscribe to VIZ ALPHA and have been a longtime supporter of VIZ despite my unhappiness with many aspects of their censorship and catering to a kiddie audience. More of my comments in the BA thread here.

3) Something pretty and fun. Our dear dear [livejournal.com profile] pikeish drew an IchiRuki IshiHime drawing for
Ishikawa Tomomi, the Bleach animator who is no longer going to be drawing for Bleach because she's gone on to bigger projects. Not only did Tomomi-san put Pike-chan's drawing in a frame on her desk, she also drew a pic back, one of Rukia (Pike's favorite character) waving goodbye. *cue tears* Here it is--so lovely!

Note watermark. Please do not re-post anywhere else, modify or use for your own graphics.

<3 )

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Ah, some of this news isn't exactly hot off the presses in that it's a few days old but I've been busy all week. But  I know many of you aren't Bleach fanatics like me & don't get up every morning and look all over the net for Bleach stuffs but still appreciate a round-up of info. Maybe you haven't seen some of this stuff yet.

*   From ANN:  http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2011-12-02/bleach-kubo-congratulates-gorillaz-on-10th-anniversary
Cuuute drawing. The band guys are in shinigami garb.

*  Volume 53 came out. Surprise no Rukia on the cover but Kubo continues with his high contrast Western-style comic style drawings of Fullbringers. Yukio is in a gorgeous pose. High Quality cover of Volume 53 from Zangetsu01 HERE. I really like Yukio, and I'm wondering if Jackie will be the next cover (Giriko's not important enough--he was zapped by Zaraki so fast) or if it indeed it will be Rukia this time. Or Bya or Ichi? Seems like it's Rukia's turn, but I'm desperately rooting for a Jackie resurrection.

Doodles/Endpages and Info pages from Nyaro~n HERE. Apparently the characters are all commenting attributes of their new appearances. Kenpachi can't remember why he wore bells in his hair. lol. Rukia is smiling about some secret regarding her VC badge (ARGH, Sensei, why so many secrets about Rukia). The doodle about Orihime is really creepy and shows blood over the pic of Sora/Tsuki and little Hime following the "Why Me Sad" chapter. The text is "Sometimes a Past is Poisonous." I'm already villified for my opinions about Orihime so I may as well wonder aloud if the text doesn't refer to her real past with her brother or her real feelings for Ichigo rather than the inserted Tsukishima past. You know how Kubo loves his puns. That chapter was so sad--the weight of Orihime's sadness seems to be in a history of personal pain; Tsukishima's violation of her and others will be fixed with manga magic but whatever Orihime has to overcome in order to grow as a character seems deeper and preceding him. Speaking of growing, Hime didn't get to grow any in her stat page. No fair. Ichigo and the boys got growth spurts. Hime's breasts got larger but she's still 157 cm. Oh well. That's my height and I stopped growing around that age too.

Translation of Yukio's poem w/ comment by tenshi no hane from BA here :

The fact that I am so very young
And inexperienced
Seems to be unforgivable
To those decrepit
And perfect adults

I like it. It shows the envy of adults towards children for their youth. Nice contrasts as well: young vs decrepit and inexperienced vs perfect.

I like it too--it shows the ironies Kubo's poetry is famous for, as well as states Yukio's case--the "is he or isn't he guilty?" that makes him so controversial around fans. Unforgivable inexperience is a fascinating concept. He's quite adept at what he does--but does that make him innocent?

*   The new rock Bleach musical came out on DVD and caused a sensation with the closing scene of act 2 where Rukia dies and Ichigo takes a face dive into her boobs mourning her while the cast sings. I haven't watched the whole thing yet--I have a real affection for the musicals but they always take warming up to for me. The clips I've seen are fun--Ukitake is a twirling dancing BEAST of loveliness and the lead villain has a great voice. The singing is better than ever. The new Ichigo is a little youngish and not that attractive to me but the production seems fun and high quality for the most part.

Kubo-sensei really digs these musicals. If they're good enough for him, I can't complain about them. XD

long clip:

Lyrics plus translation of boob dive scene by Nacchan from BA IchiRuki FC HERE
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It's not Rukia on 53, drats, but Kubo continues with his Fullbringers theme. The title of the volume is  The DeathBerry Returns 2 and Yukio gets the cover--his poem should be revealing. I still like the guy even if he's a brat. His weird past intrigues me. The Cnet translation of 471 (which was vastly different and superior to Mangastream's) didn't illuminate his character for me as much as it raised questions. I can't help it--some FB stories feel over and done to me but Yukio--he's one of the few I need to know more about and I think the boy's got some learning to do too.

anyway--cover )

Available in March 2012, a new Rukia vice-captain figurine--her new hair, gloves, badge and her zanpakutou released and everything! It looks nice. Maybe I'll get it. I don't like the face so much but it's a nice figure. I hear a Matsumoto is in the works and next up.Rukia figure )
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First, I want to say that I've overwhelmed by the quality of beautiful entries for the IchiIshi contest. I really don't know how the mods here are going to choose winners. We're going to seek some outside help from artist friends. As I always like to say, the real winners in contests like these are people in fandom. Everyone enjoyed celebrating Ishida's birthday with all your thoughtful creative contributions.

Next, Gah, I feel so bad for having posted that manip or custom chibi figurine of Rukia earlier that was not commercially available and I'm about to DO IT AGAIN. This is a custom oneofakind plushie Rukia by pheleon that I'm getting for my birthday of vice-captain Rukia! Phel and I are debating adding an unreleased sword right now--sewn into her belt so I won't lose it (I tend to lose things when I play with the dolls--I've lost Ishida's spider bow twice--but found it!--whew!)

Read more... )

 Isn't she gorgeous? I can't wait to play with her! I may be getting older but I still love cute things--just like Rukia does! <3
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Oh my goodness, look what Spiderkiss found--this Rukia chibi figurine is a MUST HAVE--the new hair, the pink hair accessory, the CHAPPY! The cuteness is slaying me.

Read more... )

Oh by the way, early spoilers are out for chapter 371 and you can read about them at the Bleach Asylum Chapter Thread.

Read more... )

REMINDER AGAIN. The annual bleachness birthdays contest is only SIX DAYS AWAY. The day to post is this coming Sunday! If you won't be here to post on that day, you may mail me your entry to post for you. PM me via LJ or write me at deb@debbiechan.com for more info. Details about the contest HERE.

I had a few afternoons to draw the other week and did a few sketches for the BA IchiRuki November calendar. Here are some details from calendars that didn't make it as well as the actual calendar. Like a lot of Bleach fans I was inspired by the anime ice-skating scene. It was too cute. I want a pink scarf like Rukia's now. (I wonder if Deviko in the manga is pink like Rukia's devil costume of the Halloween spread--pink isn't Rukia's color but it suits her, oddly enough)





eta: woops had the links wrong--why is editing on LJ HARDER than it was before? :/


Oct. 9th, 2011 07:32 am
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Ah, I leave the Internet for a mere 24 hrs (lol, Yom Kippur seems to be the only time of the year I can truly tear myself away) and return to all kinds of goodies. It seems that after the long Rukia drought in the manga there are lots of new official Rukia cutenesses for her fans to adore.

I'll start with the Bleach komaburi published in Saikyo Jump, the Jump version for little kids. The manga-ka is Oba Atsushi and he promised he would draw cuter chibis--omg, I didn't like the chibis at first but I think I just popped an artery when I saw the image of RUKIA-TAN DRESSED IN A BUNNY OUTFIT WITH A BUNNY PATTERN ALL OVER IT FOR HER NII-SAMA this morning! And lol, Ichigo's face (Nii-sama approved of the outfit with utmost seriousness, lol)

Read more... )

Looking at the IchiRuki FC link that shows the 4-koma you'll also see a fantastic spread in Animedia magazine by Ishikawa Tomomi. Rukia with a spoon in her mouth and blushing while Ichigo and Renji argue about something over her! XD Ahhhhh, I love that trio. Again, the scan is by poppy_moon, and nacchan translated the bit on the scan (from here ): 「死神も美味しいものには目がないようだ。ルキアの至福の笑顔が愛らしい。  しかし何をモメている!?」// "Even a shinigami could not pass this delicious treats. Rukia's blissful smile
is so charming ... but what is that she's munching?!

Well there's a giant strawberry cake on the table and some on her plate, so are the editors trying to imply something?

Annie found the whole pic but it's tiny. It's to be found HERE.

Read more... )

For anyone who hasn't seen the goodies re Bleach volume 52--it's out, Tsukishima has the cover (omg, he's soooo sexy, big nostril and aaaall), his poem his sexy (translators credited below cut) and there are some endpages doodles from Baidu found by Estella May.

Read more... )
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Oh I was so looking forward to this! Annie found pix and Nacchan translated part of the 4koma which sounds hilarious--Ishida quizing his friends and arguing with Ichigo. <3

Read more... ) ETA: The whole Colorful Bleach comic thanks to Weils for the scan

Read more... )
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Thought this fanart deserved its own post. Pikeish is Kubo's "daughter" after all as we kid her around here. So if you haven't seen this yet (it already has close to 4000 favorites on Deviant Art!) here ya go: http://pikeish.deviantart.com/art/Vice-Captain-Kuchiki-251359216

Looky )

Oh yeah. I need to do a festival update. Sensei is posting so many cute things like Kon curry and a drawing of Ichigo in a bowtie. Trying to nudge mods to post update so I can nap.
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Hello! I'm new here, and I couldn't help but notice the Rukia cultural exchange. Sorry for being TWO YEARS late, but here's my fanart for it. Her blog seems to not be working, so I'm just going to put this here as fanart.


.......and sneak away.. 
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translations by [livejournal.com profile] mezzo_marinaio 

Latest Bleach tweets from Sensei. He's recommending the anime to those who were shocked by the absence of IchiRuki's farewell scene from the anime, LOL. Apparently the "Bleach My Soul" scene meets with his approval?


"The check up of the scenario for the final episode of the Invading Army arc and for the first episode of the new arc is finished. It gives me a good feeling."

侵軍篇最終話は、侵軍篇から原作の破面篇最終話のラストシーンへとリンクする内容なんですが、これが良くで きてます。アニメを観て、一護とルキアの別れのシーンが無かった事にショックを受けた人、楽しみにしてて下 さい。納得のいく繋がり方になっているんじゃないかと思います。

"In the final episode of the Invading Army arc, we cut from that arc to content linked with the final scene of the last chapter in the original Arrancar arc... but it's done very well. Everyone who was shocked at the absence of Ichigo and Rukia's farewell scene, please watch the anime and enjoy yourself. I thought, well, weren't they tied together quite satisfactorily?"

最近、アニメ新章絡みの仕事が楽しいから、ツイートの内容が結構ちゃんと漫画家らしくなってる 気がする。

"Recently, since the work involved with the new arc in the anime is so fun, I feel like the contents of my tweets are becoming somewhat more proper and mangaka-like."

and earlier, because I thought this was adorable--Sensei tweeted about KiKi's Delivery Service, a movie I love, and while it may not be relevant at all to Ichigo's current situation, Sensei's thoughts about adults relationship to kids interested me:


I missed 'Kiki's Delivery Service'.


In 'Kiki's Delivery Service', my favourite scene is the one when that odious child says that he doesn't need his grandma's herring pie, because it's so awful... should I ever have children of my own, I'd like to show them this movie while they're little for that scene alone.

沢山の子に訊いてインパクトある20人を抽出したんだろうけど、それにしても面白い。 そして、子供の時分に「自分は愛されてる」と確信できてるってのは、とても幸せで、大切なことなんだなぁ、と再確認した。周りの大人がしっかり大人になっ ていないと、その確信もおかしなものになってしまうけど。

I guess they probably asked many kids, and then took a sample of 20 people with some impact... but still. It's interesting. Besides, when you're a child, being able to have confidence in the fact that you're loved is an important thing, it makes you happy... I can reconfirm that. But if the adults near you don't become reliable adults, that confidence also becomes an odd thing.


Somehow or other, even though I should have missed it, I'm dragging out the sentimentality of 'Kiki's Delivery Service'.

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Excellent goodies via Annie and IR FC.

First a Bleach spin-off, four panels style, that's going to appear in Jump for Kids. Artist is Ooba Atsushi. The Ichigo and Rukia here are chibis. I think they look creepy but some people may think they're cute.

See the news here at the IR FC at BA.

A poster that appears in Animedia magazine is drawn by the same artist that did the "Song For" ED animation--Ishikawa Tomomi. It shows Ichigo playing soccer with Hitsugaya while Matsumoto, Orihime and Rukia cheer on. Mats and Orihime wear bikini tops. Rukia and Mats wear hot pants. Rukia is shouting "do your best!" to Ichigo.

See the poster here in the IR FC at BA.

AND a new CM for the new Bleach musical here: http://rmbleach.com/video3.html  (you see Ichigo cradling dead!Rukia)

Oh and in case you missed it in earlier posts, [livejournal.com profile] junklover posted synopses of the new musical at burimyu here: http://burimyu.livejournal.com/194964.html
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Just saw this at [livejournal.com profile] burimyu  here and Annie reported it here. The director of the new Bleach musical is saying that the show will celebrate the 10th anniversary and the IchiRuki bond. That's one way to draw the crowds. Well, the previous musicals were heavy on the IchiRuki too.

I miss Rukia in the manga so much I can't even worry about Ishida's next appearance that much so you know THAT'S BAD. Drew Rukias all weekend and this one came out the best so I colored it. Please don't look at the hands... eh I know I just made you look. Anyway, I'm sure Sensei's next drawing of her will be gorgeous--his last one was unusually lovely, and I've really had it with the long long wait. I've even quit wondering if her hair will be different when we see her. I don't care if she's bald. (Renji should've been able to purchase new sunglasses if he's budgeted his salary well in 17 months but I'll bet he'll smash them the next time we see him).

My Rukia: debbiechan.deviantart.com/art/Forget-Me-Not-215123087


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