Say what you want about Bleach but Kubo nailed character design like a pro...

Logan Green
Logan Green

Say what you want about Bleach but Kubo nailed character design like a pro until the very end.

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Gavin Hernandez
Gavin Hernandez

I preferred the art at the end of SS/beginning of Hueco mondo arcs

Bentley Martin
Bentley Martin

Reiji shoved his massive cock into Rukia, as she moaned in delight, despite a brief orange blur flashed in her mind.

Like being impaled on a cross by the force of a thousand suns, she came.

say what you want about Bleach

Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith

by the force of a thousand suns
no thousand black suns
You had one job bait-kun

Owen Miller
Owen Miller

WHO FUCKING SURVIVED THE BLUTKRIEG?!

hey guys you know this war ive built up to for years? fuck telling you who survived it. Kubo 2016

Cooper Lopez
Cooper Lopez

Tite "sameface" Kubo?

fuck no

Bentley Ward
Bentley Ward

I was hoping that grave Shunsui was sitting at was actually a communication device and he was speaking to new Reio Ukitake.
It'll happen right?
Also where the fuck are the RG?

Kayden Thompson
Kayden Thompson

How is pic related sameface? They're the opposite. Don't you want to adapt your shitposts a little before posting?

Chase Miller
Chase Miller

I want to adapt my shitposts into a kyoani anime.

Juan Reed
Juan Reed

what an abrupt finale. Kubo must certainly be planning a spinoff/epilogue of sorts, right? Akin to Beelzebub: Bangai-Hen

Luke Price
Luke Price

Only good chapters were Yamamoto, Rapemonk, Oetsu and Askin fights

Jayden Miller
Jayden Miller

mfw yoruichi

Cameron Powell
Cameron Powell

we can only fucking hope this was some bullshit aizen illusion.

Kevin Cook
Kevin Cook

Oetsu was awesome. he didnt even go shikai. at least give us a fucking databook telling us all you left out kubo fucks sake.

Matthew Thomas
Matthew Thomas

You forgot Mayuri vs Soul King's left arm.

The fight that wiped the smug off his face.

Kayden Powell
Kayden Powell

I meant it generally, not for OP.
I don't have the picture saved nor can I find it which shows all the characters that just look like variations of Ishida, long face pointy chin etc

Don't get me wrong, I don't think he's bad, and I think the drawing style improved over the years (except for backgrounds, he's not the best at them)

But he has at least a minor case of sameface drawing

Levi Perez
Levi Perez

He got fingerfucked

Joseph Rivera
Joseph Rivera

Mayuri Sue
ever giving a shit
I half expect him to be final boss in live action movie

Daniel Adams
Daniel Adams

I half expect him to be final boss in live action movie

Oh so you remember Kubo's dropped plotline as well?

Ryan Collins
Ryan Collins

he's a psycho but he isnt stupid. killing the guy he believes in (see:his conversationafter that with byakuya) would be a bad idea.

William Gutierrez
William Gutierrez

Like a pro
You'd almost believe he was a professional.

Henry Bell
Henry Bell

If he's planning a spin-off, then he took a really risky gamble. I can see him resolving things in the last volume sketches, though. I just don't see him resolving everything.

Jordan Myers
Jordan Myers

yeah i suppose the millions of manga and anime hes sold dont count as a profession.

Brandon Bennett
Brandon Bennett

Same, but with most of the girls

Samuel Hill
Samuel Hill

I wonder if Isshin was keeping tabs on his old squad. I'm sure he'd be proud.

Cooper Torres
Cooper Torres

The thought of Rukia getting pregnant will never not be disturbing to me.

Logan Reed
Logan Reed

Kubos backgrounds are actually fantastic, he doesn't use them for character shots which is where the meme comes from. Mainly because newfags don't know that minimal backgrounds used to be an industry standard.

Jeremiah Anderson
Jeremiah Anderson

Mainly because newfags don't know that minimal backgrounds used to be an industry standard.
I just found this out a while ago on Naoki Urasawa's show where he interviews different mangakas(really great show btw) and he was talking about white backgrounds being the standard back then.

Samuel Wood
Samuel Wood

The meme started because of One Pissfags.

Isaac Johnson
Isaac Johnson

This is one of the best scenes in Bleach, it's such a good payoff.

Noah Roberts
Noah Roberts

Nobody has ever denied he knows how to design his characters. The problem is he almost can't write arcs for shit. And his pacing was awful.

Michael Wright
Michael Wright

Somebody's butt hurts.

Zachary Garcia
Zachary Garcia

LILTOTTO AND GIGI SHOULD HAVE SURVIVED
WHY DID THEY EVEN GO TO FIGHT YHWACH ALONE, THEY WERE TOO SMART AND COWARDLY FOR THAT
REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Jaxon Peterson
Jaxon Peterson

I really like the look in Byakuya's eyes. It's such a good "Oh shit, what the fuck" expression.

Christian Bailey
Christian Bailey

Urahara losing it was also great.

Hunter Hill
Hunter Hill

Since Kazui's gotten a head start on using his powers, how powerful do you think he'll be by the time he's 15?

Colton Collins
Colton Collins

I dont care. And i really hope we dont find out in a timeskip manga where he is the protagonist.

William Thomas
William Thomas

I think he'd should have more hax abilities than being straight up powerful.

Hunter Jenkins
Hunter Jenkins

For me this is the best scene of the last arc.
Askin was out of fucks.

Gabriel Cook
Gabriel Cook

I don't care
Bleach is kill

William Reed
William Reed

Did Askin have any fucks in the first place?

Gabriel Russell
Gabriel Russell

There were a few Sternritters like Askin or Bazz-B, but Kubo fucked it up by making so many so most of them were forgettable jobbers.

Brayden Martinez
Brayden Martinez

Best ones were Giselle, Askin and Gremmy.

Snipernigger had cool powers imo, might count too.

Caleb Johnson
Caleb Johnson

The Sternritter are probably the absolute worst example of Kubo making more characters than he needed to.

Bentley Clark
Bentley Clark

Forgettable jobbers
Forgets about Juha Bach, As Nodt, Mask De Masculine, BG9, Bambietta, Opie, Cang Du, GiGi, etc.

Dude, there were plenty of Quincies that were not Jobbers.

Uryu wasn't a Sternritter

Besides, Juha Bach, Haschwalth, Askin, Bambietta, As Nodt, Bazz-B, Opie, BG9, Mask De Masculine, Royd Loyd and GiGi did pretty well.

Ryan Cruz
Ryan Cruz

For me Bleach became a lot less interesting when Ichigo lost his Hollow mask and, by extension, the inner Hollow (White Ichigo). The latter was easily one of the coolest characters and his dialogue was always great.
King and Horse speech

Bambi jobbed really quick but she was my favorite besides Bazz B ;_;

Hunter Gonzalez
Hunter Gonzalez

Bambietta beat Komamura in the initial attack. Stole his Bankai too.

Christian Cox
Christian Cox

Who tops?

Jayden Myers
Jayden Myers

Rukia impales herself on Renji's massive dick.

Aiden Bennett
Aiden Bennett

Askin was one of the greatest characters Kubo designed.

Christopher Young
Christopher Young

it's just such a stupid shame that Kubo took the time to introduce a whole system of blut and volstandigg then forgot to ever use it

Nathaniel Thompson
Nathaniel Thompson

Unfortunately having good character esign is not enough to create a good story.

Dylan Barnes
Dylan Barnes

hard to tell if this was a volstandigg for Gerard or not. The spikes seem kind of like wings, but he's got no halo which was kind of a must, though Kubo forgot it on GiGi that one time as well.

Kevin Robinson
Kevin Robinson

I miss Ulquiorra. ;_;

Ryan Garcia
Ryan Garcia

you forgot the Jail. Never really got to see his vollstanding's real power did we? Only actual quincy too.

Fuck I always wanted to see Shinegami fight quincies from the day they were introduced but then Kubo had to make it Arrancar 2.0

Levi Campbell
Levi Campbell

forgot to ever use it

That's like saying the Shinigami never use Shunpo because they don't say it everytime they use it. Blut is a passive ability, it was only included to show how Sternritter managed to keep pace with the Shinigami, and because Ichigo needed at least one actual Quincy power.

Jonathan Jenkins
Jonathan Jenkins

then forgot to ever use it

Did you speedread the manga? Lille, Pernida, Gerard, and Askin all used their Volstanding. Since Blut is a passive ability, we can assume they used it too even if it wasn't explicitely showed.

Tyler Ross
Tyler Ross

I love One piece and all but the backgrounds are excessive and jumble things up a lot of the time

Xavier Baker
Xavier Baker

Post what you think the characters' fetishes are

Ichigo is obviously into titfucking, as well as big tits in general

Liam Hall
Liam Hall

One Piece is an adventure manga with battles, backgrounds are valued here because they give detail to the world (think OG Dragonball); the battles are just a piece of the adventure.

Bleach is a battle manga with some 'adventuring', therefore character design and dynamic paneling are the focus over backgrounds.

David White
David White

Rangiku is into performing Pazuri, and Yourichi is into fucking boys who are barely legal (sometimes Illegal) - Often in front of Kisuke .

Matthew Flores
Matthew Flores

No, you halfwits, not that the characters forgot to use it, that Kubo forgot to utilize it. There was never any attention to the fact that the only viable strategy was to strike while the attack blut was up and the defense blut was down. Obviously he doesn't have to write in any note about it every time its used, but he would have to factor it into any relevant turning points in the fight, or at least acknowledge that it's a factor in play.

And no, Pernida and Gerard did not use their volstandigg it's a pretty clear cut ability with obvious flags, which those two in particular never gave any indication of. Obviously Lille and Askin did though, no one denied that.

Dominic Murphy
Dominic Murphy

I wish Kubo did more with Tosen's Suzumushi.

The whole overloading the senses thing was pretty awesome in contrast with Aizen's manipulating the senses.

Jeremiah Kelly
Jeremiah Kelly

Quilge's right there between I and K. You know, where J goes. His vollstandig was his spirit enslave power since it specifically needed his halo intact to use it would kind of follow that it had to be a vollstandig power.

William Johnson
William Johnson

I wish Kubo simply did more with Tousen.

The guy was a living hard counter to Kyoka Suigetsu which is why Aizen was quick to put him in his squad immediately. Despite that fact it never really went anywhere and he was nothing more than a grunt.

Even Gin got to shine one last time. Tousen got nothing.

Dominic Gomez
Dominic Gomez

so what was his non vollstanding jail power then?

James Carter
James Carter

Aizen bankai never
Ok

David Hughes
David Hughes

the unbreakable cage thing he put ichigo in?

Carter Taylor
Carter Taylor

Fuck Bleach and fuck Kubo

Jonathan Lee
Jonathan Lee

so what was his vollstanding jail related power then?

Isaac Bailey
Isaac Bailey

Uryu already showed off his Volstang back in the Soul Society arc.

Miracle revealed his as well

So 18 out of the 26 isn't bad at all.

Josiah Phillips
Josiah Phillips

Uh duh. Bambietta's Volstang was bomb related. As Nodt's Volstang was Fear Related. Mask De Maskuline was Star related.

Their Volstangs are all related to their shrift abilities.

Easton Cox
Easton Cox

we just went through this, if it weren't still in the thread I'd I feel like I was having dejavu. sklaverei, his reishi enslaving thing. breaking his halo supposedly loosed his control, so that implies he can't use that power without the halo, and the halo is part of his volstandig form.

Xavier Young
Xavier Young

what does sklaverei have to do with the jail tho? I though it was a standard quincy absorption thing like when Ishida went Lets Still which is essentially like vollstanding but more powerful.

Christopher Miller
Christopher Miller

Aizen likes to observe orange haired teenagers.

Owen Brown
Owen Brown

No, it was unique to Qhilge. He had the ability to enslave reishi, which was an aspect of his shrift.

Dylan Brooks
Dylan Brooks

That makes sense. But I guess it overlaps with Letz still powers. At least that's how I see it.

Dylan Smith
Dylan Smith

Also up for light petting.

Charles Thomas
Charles Thomas

He waited for them to reach maturity. How considerate. Too bad they choose each other.

Charles Brooks
Charles Brooks

we got one from kishimoto. why not from oda?

Brayden Smith
Brayden Smith

Was the SK a giant?

Joseph Rodriguez
Joseph Rodriguez

tfw you get double NTR'd

Jacob Clark
Jacob Clark

He had lots of chances to talk about his feelings, but he was always interrupted.

Angel Powell
Angel Powell

is there more?

Jeremiah Russell
Jeremiah Russell

Gerard's volstandigg was shown before he turned into that.

James White
James White

Ichigo fucking Orihime.

Renji fucking Rukia.

Asher Hill
Asher Hill

Niggas didnt even bother to explain what the fuck Soul King is. For all the fuck Kubo gives, he might not even be a Quincy

Hunter Hughes
Hunter Hughes

You mean character faces? Because he's drawn two armies of villains who were dressed in white uniforms, while the good guys wear black uniforms. That's pretty lazy.

Joseph Brooks
Joseph Brooks

For you.

Michael Gray
Michael Gray

Soul King is just a Lynchpin. He's a plot device like the Tesseract in the MCU. Or Izuru Kamakura in Dangan Ronpa Universe.

All three are alive, but they exist as a integral part of the universe. They are not meant to have any form or personality, goals, hobbies, motivations, etc.

Matthew Reed
Matthew Reed

The Soul King was the Yhwach's father. A little backstory on that would've been nice.

Josiah Jenkins
Josiah Jenkins

It's a wonder they never just found him a writer.

Evan Gutierrez
Evan Gutierrez

And Izuru Kamakura was the alter ego of Hajime Hinata. All you know is that he was created to be artificial Hope for HPA.

That's all to Izuru's character.

Nolan Ramirez
Nolan Ramirez

Was this Blut because of the hogyoku ?

Jaxon Cook
Jaxon Cook

No, that was Super Regeneration like a Hollow. Blut is what Old Man Manifestation used on Ichigo in the Kenpachi Zaraki fight.

Evan Rogers
Evan Rogers

ARR ROOK SAME

Nathaniel Wood
Nathaniel Wood

Super Regeneration like a Hollow.
no. pic related was high speed regeneration

Ian Cox
Ian Cox

same
I used to be edgy like him

Lucas Rivera
Lucas Rivera

Looking at Aizen's butterfly form now, it kinda reminds me of a Vollständig.

Ethan Nguyen
Ethan Nguyen

THIIIIIIIIICCCCCCC

Thomas Gomez
Thomas Gomez

Delightful empress of thickness.

Leo Edwards
Leo Edwards

Hayami Sho's work on that moment in the anime was fucking amazing.

Elijah Davis
Elijah Davis

ABANDON YOUR ARROGANCE, HUMAN!!!!

Ryder Fisher
Ryder Fisher

Is it true that the last volume is more expensive? Does that mean extra content?

Carson Collins
Carson Collins

design went to shit after Hueco mondo

Thomas Gomez
Thomas Gomez

Tousen had some of the best powers

He was a perfect vaizard that could use both arrancar powers and his shinigami ones but wasted it turning into a fly

Jason Stewart
Jason Stewart

It has 15-17 chapters and supposedly something in it that makes Yonkou consider it "shitstorm" material.

Alexander Sanchez
Alexander Sanchez

When's it suppose to drop?

Aaron Barnes
Aaron Barnes

Tousen even died to a lieutenant without a bankai.
Kubo clearly hates blind people.

Ethan Allen
Ethan Allen

i'm STILL mad.
They even made a joke about it in the last chapter.

Adrian Green
Adrian Green

It's not a crime, if he's not blind.

Jason Ramirez
Jason Ramirez

The Opie, Komamura, Mask, As Nodt, Bazz B and Haschwalth, Isshin, and Mayuri vs Hitsugaya fights were all pretty good as well my man.

Asher Jones
Asher Jones

Many Rukia-sized women had safely carried to term and given birth to babies for centuries, especially in East Asia.

Easton Hernandez
Easton Hernandez

But Tousen wasn't blind when he died.

Gavin Diaz
Gavin Diaz

They take turns.

Robert Martinez
Robert Martinez

Wait. Yonkou knows something about the volume two months before the release? 15-17 chapters i too much. Is he trolling again?

Ryan Hughes
Ryan Hughes

Orihime on the cover. Calling it now.

Bentley Peterson
Bentley Peterson

Oda doesn't like Kubo. It is known.

William Fisher
William Fisher

I like that Orihime has a thicc ass to go with her big tits and slim waist. That doesn't always happen with fanservicey characters in anime.

Brody Torres
Brody Torres

It's a black-and-white medium, user, what the hell are you expecting, cinnamon-coated swirls on every page?

Daniel Howard
Daniel Howard

...You're making me nervous...

Lucas Lee
Lucas Lee

Definitely. Ichigo is such a lucky bastard.

Samuel Anderson
Samuel Anderson

Too obvious.

Caleb Turner
Caleb Turner

I want Kubo to do an ecchi rom-com series.

Or have him team up with a josei writer.

Jaxson Lopez
Jaxson Lopez

Only thing I'll accept for a sequel is a SoL comedy invoving these 3 bakas.

You can wrap up all the characterization with these 3 bakas just messing around in all worlds. hueco, hell, real, soul society.

big titted ara aras picking on shotas
fucking yankee gangsters fighting all the time
more stories you didnt have time to explain because youre an egotistic hack

Hack and all he makes great big titted ara aras, brown anekis, shotas, and yankee thugs.

Robert Morris
Robert Morris

Holy fuck,not even 100 posts in and the Ichihimefags are already circlejerking

Cooper Lee
Cooper Lee

You Me Both

Logan Rivera
Logan Rivera

With his attractive character designs and talent for expressions, I think Kubo would be fairly good at depicting sexual tension. Not sexual tension as in "I tripped and my hand fell on your boob", I mean sexual tension as in staring at each other, running a hand through the other's hair, and embracing one another. Stuff like that.

Oliver Ramirez
Oliver Ramirez

Great fight, one of the best of the arc however...
Of all Espadas he could have brought back as fan service, why fucking Szayel? I wanted to see Emo-kun one last time with his improved art

Bentley Hill
Bentley Hill

examples in zombie powder or bleach user?

Yoruichi and Urahara in their last fight was pretty fun

Nathan Brown
Nathan Brown

I think Kubo would be fairly good at depicting sexual tension, as in staring at each other, running a hand through the other's hair, etc.
would be

He -is- already good at this

Jaxon Howard
Jaxon Howard

I'm gonna bet Keiko became a molester, when he grew up

David Lewis
David Lewis

Not the same user, but all I can remember is Gamma and Wofgangina on the rooftop.

Evan Moore
Evan Moore

why fucking Szayel
He is Mayuri's madness.

Chase Wright
Chase Wright

I want dat Karin.

Grayson Perry
Grayson Perry

After looking at this picture, I kind of wonder if Mayuri is more disturbing than Orochimaru?

Mason Baker
Mason Baker

Fan-art doesn't count.

I was waiting to read "Maybe he hates black people."

Isaac Collins
Isaac Collins

He is the representation of Mayuri's madness.

Daniel Parker
Daniel Parker

You should kill yourself.

Jaxson Bell
Jaxson Bell

but thats racist.
it's not like every black guy in bleach has died so far

Juan Gonzalez
Juan Gonzalez

Name one black person in bleach who is not dead

Jose Fisher
Jose Fisher

Halibel
Possibly

shit

Luke Gonzalez
Luke Gonzalez

Depends on your definition of 'black', but Love is definitely some sort of negro.

Jose Fisher
Jose Fisher

Nah man, he's Japanese. From Okinawa. Even has the funny Okinawa lips.

Angel Cooper
Angel Cooper

I want Kubo to do an ecchi rom-com series
He really should.

Nathan Gutierrez
Nathan Gutierrez

Huh, the mask makes sense now.

Owen Hernandez
Owen Hernandez

this is a japanese donut

Aaron Fisher
Aaron Fisher

Ichigo is wearing his trap goggles

Shame he never interacted with Yuushiro

Alexander Martinez
Alexander Martinez

I suddenly crave Yoruichi in her cat form playing with Kazui.

Levi Williams
Levi Williams

Yoruichi, Probably Halibel.
The rest died shortly after they got introduced minus Tousen who took a long while before he died.

Josiah Ross
Josiah Ross

Don't let them deceive you, i'm sure it turns out they're all guys or something like that...

I can respect that level of caution.

Jeremiah Sanchez
Jeremiah Sanchez

i want soi fon scolding zaraki again and more lezzy shenanigans with her mistress.

Luis Johnson
Luis Johnson

What on earth ever gave you that idea? He's not remotely okinawan. He doesn't even speak with an accent.

Jason Lopez
Jason Lopez

Could thelis mean he had some kind of thraumatizing experience?

Jayden Anderson
Jayden Anderson

He's just Genre savy. he knows things never pan out nicely like you want them to.

Angel Baker
Angel Baker

Danzoumaru, Don Kanonji, Yoruichi, Yuushiro, Love, Harribel, Gantenbein. Like said it kind of depends on where you're drawing the line, they're all characters with dark skin, but because of how spirit world technicalities work it's not like they're of african decent.

Nolan Green
Nolan Green

Why is Yuushiro best Otouto?

Dominic Rodriguez
Dominic Rodriguez

oh and Jackie though I got the impression she was probably mulatto

Caleb Price
Caleb Price

how many other characters even had younger brothers? That we got to see at least.

Charles Richardson
Charles Richardson

SO High-!!!

Why was Nimaiya so based?

Leo Evans
Leo Evans

Marechiyo had a NEET brother and a cute loli sister.

Henry Williams
Henry Williams

Kaien had Ganju, Keigo himself was an otouto, Shunsui was also an otouto... I think that's it.

Ryan Russell
Ryan Russell

Because he's as fuckable as his onee-sama.

Eli Martin
Eli Martin

Keigo
Ganju
Shunsui
Hanataro
Marenoshin
Yuushiro
Ryuunosuke
Yylfordt
Jackie Tristan had a little brother
Ukitake had several younger brothers we never saw
Technically one of the Lloyds, since Japan acknowledges the older and younger of twins

Chase Martin
Chase Martin

was always weird to me that Kubo never used toner for the skin of 107, or The U, or some of the other overtly black-ish characters, but then made it pretty clear in color pages that they were darker skinned.

John Ross
John Ross

god can you imagine working with kubo? no wonder his assistants leave as fast as fuck as they can when they finish for the day.

Jack Nelson
Jack Nelson

Disgusting. Yuushiro is for teasing in a non-sexual manner.

Blake Jones
Blake Jones

Yushiro and Soi Fon night out episode when?

Nicholas Turner
Nicholas Turner

soi fon gives him spending money

i wonder if that translation was correct.

Benjamin Nguyen
Benjamin Nguyen

More ichiruki butthurt incoming, i hope. Can`t wait.

Caleb Morales
Caleb Morales

IchiTatsu is the real endgame pairing,calling it now

Kayden Rodriguez
Kayden Rodriguez

Source? Tweet or blogpost?

Logan Barnes
Logan Barnes

Most of the cast is dead, that's how they got to SS.

Now fuck off you triple nigger.

Lucas Rogers
Lucas Rogers

overloading the senses

Is that what Suzumushi did?
I thought it just duplicated it's blades or something?

If true, that's pretty damn cool and should have been explored.

Wyatt Cook
Wyatt Cook

kubo explore

no thanks

Carson Anderson
Carson Anderson

it did a weird host of things that were all sort of unrelated. sword duplicates, hypnotic sleep song, then the sensory blackout bankai. I guess you can relate them all back to the cricket theme at least, but that's about it. It was also a little odd that he took the sword from his dead friend and it retained shape for him. His bankai was also the longest named. Really, a lot of things about tousen just didn't quite line up right. Kubo sure did love giving him new outfits and hair though.

Juan King
Juan King

Do you have one of these images for Aizen?

Nathaniel Nelson
Nathaniel Nelson

I was about to say "no" but apparently I did make one, I just don't remember doing it.

Ian Mitchell
Ian Mitchell

Kazui x Ichika IS IchiTatsu 2.0

Sebastian Taylor
Sebastian Taylor

So it's never going to happen and Ichika's going to get left out of Kazui's adventures.

Charles Brown
Charles Brown

and here's one for Gin just to complete the trio. had to elongate gin's shots from mug to bust because his face prettymuch never changed

Liam Smith
Liam Smith

despite a brief orange blur flashed in her mind.
She was thinking about Orihime again and the D cured her lesbialism?

Eli Ross
Eli Ross

I don't really see the Parallels desu

Jackson King
Jackson King

a reminder than when Byakuya first appeared with Renji, they didn't have a captain's haori or lieutenant's badge, and their relationship was implied to be more that of a feudal lord and his retainer than that of an organization's manager and assistant. When the idea of the gotei and captain status were introduced, Gin and Zaraki were the first of the 13 captains to appear after Byakuya.

Gavin Rivera
Gavin Rivera

i like that Kubo so totally pushed rangiku into the background that he forgot he'd cut her hair at the start of the bloodwar arc when he brought her back as a zombie.

Ryder Johnson
Ryder Johnson

and so long as I'm posting related characters. I find it funny that kubo almost immediately doubled back on Komamura's helmet design. It showed up once, saw zero action, and the next time he appeared it was totally different.

Ian Reed
Ian Reed

School uniform Rangiku is best.

Noah Hall
Noah Hall

honestly I always liked him better with his face covered. The very first helmet and the one he wore as a seated gotei member are my favorites. They have a japanese monk sorta vibe about them.

Isaiah James
Isaiah James

He looks alot like Josh Groban before he pushed his hair up

Julian Long
Julian Long

i never realized but when he turned evil he lost his pronounced lowerlip thing

Liam Jones
Liam Jones

They have a japanese monk sorta vibe about them.

His zan is 'Heavenly Punishment'.

James Miller
James Miller

Given how many characters show an attraction to Orihime, I'm not counting out the possibility she's descended from literal semen demons.

Andrew Price
Andrew Price

Yes, I'm aware, which is why I said the monk look suits him. As opposed to the Y/T shaped visor helmet he had fighting Bambietta, or even the weird rigged bolted bucket thing he had fighting Zaraki.

Eli Edwards
Eli Edwards

Pretty sure the helmet is based off the full-cover helmets that they used to wear in feudal Japan to disgrace ronin

Connor Rogers
Connor Rogers

Look at the chapter where Kyoraku releases him and offers him to sit on Da chair. He has his lower lip back.

Colton Walker
Colton Walker

Kubo never gave this motherfucker the screentime nor fights he deserved

Watch me make this guy job
By making him explain his abilities in detail
AGAIN

Aiden Anderson
Aiden Anderson

His bankai's literally "BlackRope DivinePunishment WisdomKing" "WisdomKing" being the literal translation of the Japanese for a Vajrayana, a category of buddhist deities.
i was thinking more a komuso monk's tengai mask(?)/helmet(?)/hat(?)/basket(?) dunno what to call that particular article of headwear.

Jose Martin
Jose Martin

dunno what to call that particular article of headwear
You and me both, that's the one I meant. I was actually really fond of Komamura and Tousen's opposing themes (Heavenly Monk v. Devil Cricket) and thought it was among the better fights in the Winter War.

Jayden Cox
Jayden Cox

Reminder that he was suppose to be Ichigo and Tatsuki's teacher

Aaron Myers
Aaron Myers

Where was that page of him hanging in the background before his first central appearance?

Carson Fisher
Carson Fisher

He's really no better or worse than the average Captain in terms of win/loss ratio, but his perception ability is way above average and was one of the first to figure out that Aizen Sosuke was an 'enemy'.

Gavin Martin
Gavin Martin

i don't think shinji ever made an actual premature appearance in the story. he was on the first cover page though. He showed up a chapter before his introduction as kind of a plot hook bridging the two arcs though.

Isaac Evans
Isaac Evans

More ichiruki butthurt incoming

Carson Lee
Carson Lee

Is this what Bleach is all about now? Thats pretty sad

Samuel Baker
Samuel Baker

another funfact for komamura: his familyname is written

"Koma" as in 狛犬:"komainu"
1. (stone) guardian lion-dogs at Shinto shrine
Wikipedia definition
2. Komainu, often called lion-dogs in English, are statue pairs of lion-like creatures either guarding the entrance or the inner shrine of many Japanese Shinto shrines or kept inside the inner shrine itself, where they are not visible to the public. The first type, born during the Edo period, is called sandō komainu, the second and much older type jinnai komainu . They can sometimes be found also at Buddhist temples, nobility residences or even private homes.

"Mura" meaning "village"

Japanese family names pretty much work the same as in the west; they're either taken from the place the family lived in or the job the family had. So Komamura was always implied to be from a literal "Guardian Lion-Dog Village"

As for his given name...

"Sa" meaning "left" as in left-hand side, but also coloquially used to mean "following" in regards to things like Japanese vertical writing where text starts top right and reads down within a column, and leftwards from column to column.

"Jin" meaning a "battle formation" or a "military encampment" or sometimes just "position" in regards to military movements.

It's a little less portentous but to me it sounds like another play on the komainu. Since they guard locations and come in pairs the name he was given seems to suggest he was the left side of the pair assigned to a military camp at birth or at least upon being named.

Ryan Anderson
Ryan Anderson

It's going to be risque sketches of the two main couples in cuddling in bed naked, their naughty bits covered by blankets.

There will also be no acknowledgement of what happened to the characters whose fates we know nothing of. Nobody is satisfied except for a subset of teenage girls who got way too invested in the romance. Kubo stumbles off into the sunset to do God-knows-what.

Jace Turner
Jace Turner

it'll be the Karin/Sakura/Salad debaucle thing all over again

Brayden Lee
Brayden Lee

All I want is a minicomic showing Ichigo walking Orihime home. His or hers doesn't matter.

Aiden Sanders
Aiden Sanders

He should do wedding reception shots of both couples with various other the characters in the background.

Daniel Allen
Daniel Allen

Ichirukists spent years spamming that Bleach was about Ichiruki. Now that it's over, all that's left are their tears.

Cameron Davis
Cameron Davis

that Bleach was about Ichiruk
It was. The mistake was assuming the focus on their relationship was a romantic one, which while up in the air for 99% of the manga, Kubo took specific care to tiptoe around.

Nolan Thomas
Nolan Thomas

It was
It stopped being the case before the SS arc was even done.

Thomas Hall
Thomas Hall

Bullshit,I've been here for a long time and the times that Bleach threads were about ruki/a/ was only a handful,and even then you Ichihimefags were the ones to always start a shit flinging contest with those autists.

I knew I shouldn't have counted on Kubo to avoid pandering to shippers but I thought wrong,sad how it all went down and now a shitty and boring ship like IchiHime is the only cause for celebration among you retards

Juan Cruz
Juan Cruz

It was.
It was not. It was all about Aizen heroic deeds for humanity.

Brandon Collins
Brandon Collins

Okay, let's not descend into shipping arguments again. Instead, post your favorite character designs.

Ayden Stewart
Ayden Stewart

ichihimefags are evil, we ichirukists are not! i swear, guys!

Camden Powell
Camden Powell

Don Kanonji was fucking awesome design wise desu

Bentley Walker
Bentley Walker

it was for the climax of the shinigami sub arc
it was for the bulk of the soul society arc
and yes aizen drama hijacked the end of that
it was for the epilogue of the arrancar arc
and yes obviously the start of that arc was Orihime's
it was for the climax of the fullbringer arc
evoking all the previous emphasis on their relationship
and then yes she got written out of the bulk of the bloodwar arc, as did practically everyone.

but the bulk of Ichigo's character moments were either rukia or hollow/zangetsu centered. It was never about them having any romantic compatibility, it was about her being there as a friend to motivate him when he got all mopey.

don't even start this shit. yes the bottom line is that all shippers are garbage, but as far as Cred Forums's history with bleach goes the rukia fanboys never produced anything as cancerous as parkranger, nor was there as strong a fallout on either to for or against front from anything rukia related. They've had shitposting image spammers at worst, nothing as delusional as what a small handful of orihime fans managed to sink to.

Jacob Edwards
Jacob Edwards

the rukia fanboys never produced anything as cancerous as parkranger
This is complete bullshit. I was in every bleach thread last two months. And you were pure fucking cancer, my dear landwhale.
imgur.com/gallery/XcMWY

Austin King
Austin King

Only the manga design though. I never liked the weird prosthetic arm they gave her in the anime.

Jordan Jones
Jordan Jones

last two months

There you go lad

Evan Wood
Evan Wood

I was not regular here for a long time, but ichirukists were always like this. So stop with your lie.

Isaiah Perez
Isaiah Perez

When you've grown so powerful, your mustache covers most of your body

Gabriel Watson
Gabriel Watson

Yeah sure shitposter-kun, and Ichihimefags arent any better :^)

Brayden Jones
Brayden Jones

They made Ichika, so I'm fine with that.

Christopher Bennett
Christopher Bennett

:^)
Fuck off.

Xavier Lewis
Xavier Lewis

:^)

Michael Baker
Michael Baker

SOL spinoff never ever.

Ryder Rodriguez
Ryder Rodriguez

What if the new volume KUBO retcons the ichihime ending and replaces it with the Ichiruki ending he originally intended where Ichigo is stuck in soul society? Remember shunsui saying Ichigo would never be able to return? Yeah....

Zachary Martin
Zachary Martin

the Ichiruki ending he originally intended
Go back to tumblr.

Ayden Garcia
Ayden Garcia

It truly is something epic. Byakuya always has the same expression. ALWAYS, but in that one moment he is thrown off guard.

Jeremiah Brown
Jeremiah Brown

Kubo doing that to piss off IchiHimerrorists? I would love that but nah it aint happenin

Adam Clark
Adam Clark

Wow dude this is cancerous. I never knew howmuch I would hate a renruki ending but I now know it's absolutely disgusting. Renji almost got rukia killed in the chapter he was introduced. KUBO is a sick fuck

Joshua Roberts
Joshua Roberts

Renji almost got rukia killed in the chapter he was introduced. KUBO is a sick fuck
So did Byakuya, but I don't see anyone saying shit about that. Instead they rave about what a great brother he became after the SS arc.

Adrian Brooks
Adrian Brooks

Yeah. Kubo is a sick fuck. He hates Rukia.

Nathan Long
Nathan Long

Fuck them both. It's KUBOS fault for butchering his characters. Soul society should have stayed evil.

Christopher Green
Christopher Green

Renji catches up to Rukia in the human world
Unbeknownst to him, Rukia's gigai is a special one that will turn her to a human
He expects her to have more powers than she does at the moment
Because of that, Rukia is cut in half by his first attack he thought she could dodge

I mean, all things considered, this could've happened if it wasn't for the plot.

Renji is an absolute twat.

Landon Jenkins
Landon Jenkins

Of course it's not my favorite design, but i like how Kubo took the standard anime monk design and made it funny one moment and horrifying the next. Even Ywach called him disgustingly creepy, and Ichibei is supposed to be the good guy.

Michael Foster
Michael Foster

ywn be able to hug him ;_;

Brody Thomas
Brody Thomas

Get a fucking grip. The story stopped being IR-centric after the SS arc. I mean ffs even after Rukia gives Ichigo back his powers and gives him that mentor-like speech, Kubo doesn't show them just having a normal convo. He doesn't even bother to have Ichigo and her say bye before he leaves SS at the end of the arc.

I really loved their relationship in the beginning, but then it got so fucking boring.
-they would argue(like ichigo does with literally 95% of the cast)
-then she kicks/hits him(got old real quick for me)
-gives him a mentor-like speech and/or puts him in his place with tough love(just like isshin/yoruichi/renji/tatsuki/ganju have-hell even chad with how he threw ichigo and scolded him over the whole uryu being on yhwachs side drama)

James White
James White

What the fuck do they mean by closure moment? Why would Ichigo and Rukia need a closure moment? And from what exactly?

It's their fault for thinking that the story was all about ~the blackmoon/white sun~(titles that werent even used in canon btw, just on fucking databooks)

Caleb Hughes
Caleb Hughes

MAMA RUKIA

Nolan Turner
Nolan Turner

Most likely gonna be related to Kazui and Yhwach. The final sketches will confirm, or deny if Kazui inherited Yhwach's power and is the current king.

Alexander Cooper
Alexander Cooper

He doesn't even bother to have Ichigo and her say bye before he leaves SS at the end of the arc.
I'm sorry, what?

Logan Barnes
Logan Barnes

Do people honestly believe that Yonkou has info on the last volume?

Levi Walker
Levi Walker

At the end of the FB arc, Ichigo is leaving SS. Why not include a scene of him and Rukia talking before he leaves?

The only real conversation we got from them in the last few years was the one in the hospital. Even their last interaction is just bickering over their very different parenting skills, which dumbasses read as "passion".

Robert Brooks
Robert Brooks

I love it when a fun and cheerful guy decides it's time to take the gloves off and start wrecking shit.

Christian Gonzalez
Christian Gonzalez

Ichiruki logic. Don't question it.

Bentley Gomez
Bentley Gomez

He said on twitter he expects some kind of a shitstorm.

Parker Richardson
Parker Richardson

"he's been to my blog before"

i cannot DEAL

Hunter Parker
Hunter Parker

closure moment
I guess it's about the kind smile ichigo gave everyone but rukia. After a heartfelt moment with a character in the final arc Ichigo had a closeup panel with a kindhearted smile on his face. Ichirukis were mad he didn't smile to rukia like that.

Tyler Brown
Tyler Brown

He didn't with Chad either. All they had was the thumbs-up moment.

If they wanna take that as the Ichigo/Chad moment(which they probably do since they havent complained about it) then they might as well take the scene where Rukia thanks Ichigo in the hospital as the Ichigo/Rukia moment.

James Roberts
James Roberts

There is a manifesto written by one of DB's admins where she talks about a friend of a friend visiting Kubo during one of his interviews and how kubo promised to give Ichiruki romantic moments.

Aiden Edwards
Aiden Edwards

They concider the entire EBTR arc as a prove for ichiruki.

Sebastian Ortiz
Sebastian Ortiz

Proof*
I have to go to bed

Nathaniel Bennett
Nathaniel Bennett

Just checked and the only bleach related tweet of his is about having to wait for the final volume. He doesn't anything about a future shit-storm.

It's literally impossible for him to know the extra contents of the final volume. It doesn't come out till 11/4.

Anthony Collins
Anthony Collins

Taiga will literally not survive giving birth

Kevin Martinez
Kevin Martinez

That smug bastard

Connor Thompson
Connor Thompson

His rant over Orihime was inspired by the non-stop hateful tweets towards her character. How the hell are you going to insult one of his favorite female characters(stated once a few years back) hen turn around and beg for more I/R interaction in the same damn tweet?

Adam Wright
Adam Wright

YonkouProd/status/777940922130534402

Nicholas Cox
Nicholas Cox

He shut down his acc on Orihime's birthday.

Daniel Cooper
Daniel Cooper

Thanks. He probably thinks Kubo will add more Ichihime and Renruki content.

Tyler Walker
Tyler Walker

and?

Alexander Turner
Alexander Turner

Kubo loves symbolism and numerology.

Joshua Ross
Joshua Ross

I'm excited to see the cover art and sketches of this final volume. I wonder if Kubo added a few more scenes to the last chapter.

Ian Reed
Ian Reed

Kubo loves symbolism and numerology.
Kubo shuts down his twitter on her birthday, because he hates her yet gives her a happy ending where she won the ichibowl and is currently raising a family with him??

Blake Morales
Blake Morales

because he hates her
Wut. No.

Joshua Brown
Joshua Brown

I think that's what the other person was trying to imply, since he brought up the fact that Kubo closed his twitter account on her birthday.

He obviously doesn't hate her. Even I/R fans who are blind with hate towards her character can see that.

Brody Mitchell
Brody Mitchell

I still don't understand why Kubo ended Bleach the way he did. I mean, I know he was planning for Ichigo and Orihime to end up together, but I thought Ichigo was finally going to walk Orihime home or something like that. I wasn't expecting a full-on view of their domestic life. Still kind of mad we won't know what happened to the others until the last volume, and even then, some might slip through the cracks.

Gavin Clark
Gavin Clark

There is a rumor about the last volume thai it will have 12 chapters. He might add something.

Brandon Ramirez
Brandon Ramirez

12 chapters.
Definitely just a rumor. At most, we'll get one extra chapter.

I think he's going add a few more panels to the last chapter if anything.

Isaiah Johnson
Isaiah Johnson

I don't get what Kubo was thinking either. I think he knew the timeframe he was working with since it ended on the 15th anniversary-a number always associated with Ichigo + JUMP isn't going to tell him "hey bud, wrap this up in the next two chapters". It's just that he once again introduced too many characters, dedicated a bunch of chapters on stupid shit(said characters), introduced too many story-lines, and continued on with his awful pacing.

I do think he intended for the whole married, raising a family happy ending though since it's a standard for the fighting shounen MC-kenshin/naruto/db are the first that come to mind.

Isaac Bennett
Isaac Bennett

staring at each other
this happens a lot
running a hand through the other's hair
Shunsui/Nanao
embracing one another
Come to think of it, I can't remember any scene of "A & B hugged, and it was a tender moment" in Bleach. There's:
- Shinji and Nel glomping Orihime and Ichigo, respectively, but the recipients don't hug back.
- Gigi hugging Bambi, but it's in a creepy way.
- Rangiku and Orihime hug, but the panel is small and the drawing chibi

Jaxon James
Jaxon James

What if Kubo reveals in the last volume that Uryu is seeing or engaged to a cute nurse?

Ryan Rivera
Ryan Rivera

Marenoshin
That's dad. Ototo is Marejirosaburou.

Hudson Miller
Hudson Miller

Good for Uryu then.

Grayson Ward
Grayson Ward

Unlike Salad though, Kazui and Ichika's parentages are obvious in their physique.

Christopher Young
Christopher Young

Renji almost got rukia killed
No he didn't. He was posturing at her in order to scare her into surrendering, and the conversation beforehand, when he and Byakuya were just two faceless dudes:
capture or kill
this isn't a job for a shinigami
even suggests that he's reluctant about doing it

The most you can say about Renji in his first chapter is manhandling and looking to happy about attacking her.

Parker Perry
Parker Perry

He talked to LoN, that's where I have it from.

Jaxson Wood
Jaxson Wood

Unlike Salad though
Sarada is super obvious though.
-Sasuke in the looks department.
-Sakura personality wise, especially temper.

Aaron Richardson
Aaron Richardson

Then Uryu's dad failed him
youtu.be/DZDyf4IOsik?t=1m

Christian Murphy
Christian Murphy

Temperament is nurture and nature. Your evironment can greatly affect how you turn out mentally.

Charles Hall
Charles Hall

He talked to LoN
But how would LoN get that info? He use to get the spoilers from Yonkou all the time. Unless they personally know Kubo or his editors or someone at JUMP then shouldn't it be impossible to know the contents of the final volume this early? According to amazon jp, it's out 11/4.

Bentley Campbell
Bentley Campbell

No, I mean LoN and Yonkou were talking and Yonkou said he looked forward to the shitstorm when the volume is released.
Actually Yonkou sounds more apologetic to Bleach with each passing day. Kind of like these threads.

Elijah Watson
Elijah Watson

Actually Yonkou sounds more apologetic to Bleach with each passing day.
Doesn't really comment on it from what I've seen.

Jacob Reyes
Jacob Reyes

He has said that he misses Bleach and that the shitstorm over its ending surpassed the Naruto shitstorm.

Sebastian Thompson
Sebastian Thompson

This doesn't sound like he has info, but more like us expecting shipfags to shitstorm on the slightest bit of anything. We know there will be a cover, a volume title, a poem and chapter sketches. Any of those could be the trigger.

Matthew Taylor
Matthew Taylor

he misses Bleach and that the shitstorm over its ending surpassed the Naruto shitstorm.
He misses the shitstorm if anything since he didn't even read bleach. It was the first time I saw him getting attacked over spoilers(I/Rs not wanting to accept the ending/calling him a liar etc), he probably thought it was hilarious.

Blake Garcia
Blake Garcia

Wth, there's no need to speculate as if it's an unknown, it's simply counting the number of chapters not yet published in volume form (675 to 686).

Grayson Perez
Grayson Perez

Would Kubo be able to fit one more chapter in the final volume?

Jacob Brown
Jacob Brown

IchiRuki is the canon OTP

Non-romantic, but a pairing nonetheless

Adam Martin
Adam Martin

Kirge was the best Sternritter.

Baraggan was the best Espada.

William Foster
William Foster

What would it be like having Rukia as an older sister?

Connor Allen
Connor Allen

Renji was the black sun all along user.

Cameron Harris
Cameron Harris

Kirge
not Ass Kin

What was appealing about kirge? The fact that he's just the typical evil psycho who gets a meltdown when he starts losing where he acts like a drooling enraged lunatic?

barraggan
literally the same shit

Blake Martin
Blake Martin

You can pick up personality through upbringing, and she was raised by Sakura.

But physically, she looks like little Sasuke, and Kishi's sameface syndrome is worse than Kubo's so identifying the Sakura in her through things like eyebrow/eyelash/etc is hard as well. On top of that he gave her glasses the same shape as Karin's. He's really setting up for that Maury gaiden.

Easton Lewis
Easton Lewis

No, he isn't, but he will be.

Hudson Reyes
Hudson Reyes

For the majority of your childhood she would be taller than you, so it could be really bad. Unless she would see her little brother like a cute thing instead of something that needs to be straightened up. At least being taller than Rukia blunts her edge.

You would have the privilege of reviewing her art all the time, of course.

Kayden Murphy
Kayden Murphy

On top of that he gave her glasses the same shape as Karin's.
Weren't they a gift from Karin to Sarada?

Gavin Clark
Gavin Clark

not wanting to fuck Yuushirou right now
What's wrong with you?

Josiah Parker
Josiah Parker

They're precious nakama. Let it go.

Anthony Myers
Anthony Myers

this is a cute family.

Xavier Ross
Xavier Ross

he's not a pedo for a start.

Nathan White
Nathan White

Very cute. Ichika is probably the perfect mix of her parents-bossy, spunky, confident, and just a bit haughty.

Gabriel Hernandez
Gabriel Hernandez

Renji has been in the family greeting card since 9 years ago.

Colton Myers
Colton Myers

Of course. He was accepted back in the SS arc when Byakuya told him his fang reached him.

Nolan Morris
Nolan Morris

That whole collection was really nice.

Nicholas King
Nicholas King

I want to know what Nel came up with

Anthony Moore
Anthony Moore

The last volume will come with a manga or anime sequel announcement, you heard it here first.

Gabriel Sanchez
Gabriel Sanchez

no closure for HitsuHina
Are we supposed to interpret that they've simply drifted apart and not that close anymore since the Aizen thing?

Josiah Hughes
Josiah Hughes

Shut up, cancer.

Cooper Cruz
Cooper Cruz

And he probably already had some idea the moment he accepted Renji as a vice-captain.

Joshua Walker
Joshua Walker

only fanfic will give me a resolution to this relationship
Why did you do this Kubo?

Thomas Smith
Thomas Smith

Well Hinamori has her new captain to suck up to now.

Benjamin Bailey
Benjamin Bailey

Are we supposed to interpret that they've simply drifted apart and not that close anymore since the Aizen thing?
Nah, look at the panel you posted. Kubo was teasing us.

Jace Edwards
Jace Edwards

Askin was so fucking awesome, I never rooted for fictional character this much before. Not a single bit of edgyness despite being a major villain, calm and rational despite looking goody as fuck. He could work perfectly as a good character without any changes in his personality, and despite this he worked very well as an antagonist. He really was the best thing in the final arc and (personally to me) one of the best things in the manga.

Elijah Moore
Elijah Moore

Kubo has that same problem with same face.

Yes they were gifted to her from Karin

Camden Cooper
Camden Cooper

Waiting for ichiruki specialists to analyse this picture.

James Sanchez
James Sanchez

I can practically hear Rangiku wolf-whistling.

Landon Flores
Landon Flores

closure
Was there anything worth talking about in the first place?

Charles Hughes
Charles Hughes

Waiting for ichiruki specialists to analyse this picture.
"rukia is wearing orange-which is ichigos color. ichiruki confirmed once again, kubo just doesnt stop with these two XD"

Anthony Wilson
Anthony Wilson

closure for HitsuHina
I wouldn't be surprised if Kubo adds a little something for them this final volume. Toshiro obviously has feelings for her.

Hudson Jones
Hudson Jones

This doesn't fit my interpretation of Bleach, so I ignore it.
muh sticker is much better
chemistry
colorspreads
jap fans love ichiruki

Nicholas Jones
Nicholas Jones

Good. I can continue to ship Hitsukarin without feeling like a total delusional fag.

Oliver Sanchez
Oliver Sanchez

jap fans love ichiruki
This is true, though. It's just that they're not obsessed with IchiRuki to the point of throwing a tantrum when it didn't happen.

Luis Nelson
Luis Nelson

This doesn't fit my interpretation of Bleach, so I ignore it.
muh sticker is much better
chemistry
colorspreads
jap fans love ichiruki

-Bring up their english degrees to proof that they're reading bleach-a manga aimed at teenagers-the "right" way
-Take the sticker and musical seriously when those two things are very blatant fanservice to bring in $$$
-Constantly with the whole ~chemistry~ argument even though the I/R bond has been the same since forever. They argue, she hits him, gives him a mentor-like speech, and thats it.
-Constantly bring up colorspreads and the whole ~black sun and white moon~ titles. The beach spread was obviously fanservice and the black moon/white sun was used on fucking databooks. Not even in canon.
-Sure its the most bleach popular pairing back in Japan, but they still didnt rage or brag about burning their shit(if they did) when the final chapter came out.

Chase Long
Chase Long

What pisses you off more? Never seeing Aizen's bankai or never seeing what Ichigo's new bankai did?

Isaac Bennett
Isaac Bennett

prove*

Ryder Hernandez
Ryder Hernandez

Never seeing what Ichigo's new bankai did. Kubo probably couldn't come up with anything.

James Ross
James Ross

That's easily one of my favorite panel in the serie. What a fucking waste of all the hype

Gavin Sullivan
Gavin Sullivan

Ichigo's Bankai for sure. I mean, he's the main fucking character, and we didn't even get to see his ultimate technique? What kind of bullshit is that?

Cooper James
Cooper James

Me too!

Matthew King
Matthew King

yonkou plz

Brody Garcia
Brody Garcia

There's another reply that's even funnier. He goes "congrats you played yourself"

Kayden King
Kayden King

10/10

Grayson Lopez
Grayson Lopez

Yonkou also says that Bleach wasn't cancelled and was likely already given an end date when this arc started.

Dylan Harris
Dylan Harris

Say what you want about the art but everything else sucks until the very end.

Gavin Cox
Gavin Cox

Yonkou also says that Bleach wasn't cancelled and was likely already given an end date when this arc started.
Obviously. Kubo just fucked it up like he usually does-too many characters, too many chapters dedicated to characters/fights that dont matter, too many storylines introduced, and his infamous awful pacing.

Where the fuck was his editor through all of this?

Hunter Sullivan
Hunter Sullivan

Jumping the ship and getting "promoted".

Aiden Lewis
Aiden Lewis

Ichiruki autists are asking Kudo (Bleach anime director) if Kubo's Instagram is legit.

Benjamin Ward
Benjamin Ward

They really gotta let it go, holy shit.

Levi Powell
Levi Powell

Didn't Kubo say somewhere that Hitsugaya and Momo's relationship was platonic?

Adam Diaz
Adam Diaz

Shinji's temperament is better for Momo's mental wellbeing anyway.

Isaac Thomas
Isaac Thomas

We all user, we all

Oliver Sullivan
Oliver Sullivan

The only thing I remember seeing is that one big relationship chart the implies they have mutual feelings of caring about one another or something like that.

Christian Gray
Christian Gray

tfw no shota to bully

poor rangiku

Evan Moore
Evan Moore

No he didn't
His art-style turned into generic dogshit after Soul Society

His best artwork was in the first arc when it was actually unique

Brayden Garcia
Brayden Garcia

Dude, did you see ANY drawings post Soul Society? There were very little 'bad' drawings to begin with.

Levi Peterson
Levi Peterson

editor san
fuck this faggot im leaving

assistants
fuck this shit shifts over lets ditch this faggot and go to a bar

POTTERY for one such as kubo.

Ryan Richardson
Ryan Richardson

They were close, and then she left him for the academy, then she got Aizen'd and he was really, really angry at Aizen. He stayed at her side waiting for her to recover, but when she did he got Kyouka Suigetsu'd into stabbing her. After that, nothing.

Though it's not something unique to them because Kubo seems averse to having people resolve relationship issues onscreen.

Renji wants so say something to Byakuya after their fight? Denied, here's an Ichigo ruining the moment.
Ichigo and Tatsuki had a huge fight in front of classmates? Skip to next arc, they're back to how they've always been!
Isshin was Rangiku & Hitsu's captain? Nope, no reunion.
Ryuuken and Uryuu? Sup son, here's a silver arrow made from dissecting your mom's corpse. Ok dad, your neglecting me to grandpa's care and the childhood trauma of watching an autopsy are all forgiven.
Vizards? Suddenly captains, just assume they're pardoned now. Seireitei's ~~changed~~, you know.

Jacob Nguyen
Jacob Nguyen

He doesn't smoke pot

Jeremiah Foster
Jeremiah Foster

Idiot. Masaki has never once had a bad word to say about Kubo. He even thanks Kubo for giving him the opportunity of being his editor. Bleach is one of his major successes.

Ian Fisher
Ian Fisher

She'll find other shotas to bully. She just won't have the convenience of having one at work.

Charles Gutierrez
Charles Gutierrez

You're honestly retarded and you need to stop reading too much hentai

Asher Roberts
Asher Roberts

Either an end date or a set number of volumes or chapters. Bleach, including negative numbered chapters, have 700 chapters.

Cameron Lewis
Cameron Lewis

Kubo's "run by personal assistant" instagram is obviously fake though. Too much English, too basic Japanese, no (to my knowledge) original content.

Jaxson Ramirez
Jaxson Ramirez

perfect

soulsuicided

Anthony Howard
Anthony Howard

705

Chase Rivera
Chase Rivera

Kubo's editors that I know:
First - Asada
vol 23 comment: It's been four years since I've worked with my first editor, yet his is still the first name in my address book. I'm surprised just how little my social life changed in the last four years. My resolution for this year is to make a new friend whose name will come before "Asada".
Second - Onodero
Third - Kawashima
12/4/2013 12/4: My editor changed for the first time in a long time. Thank you, Onodero! Nice to meet you, Kawashima!

Is Masaki the first name of one of them or another editor?

Xavier Butler
Xavier Butler

that bottom panel
the fact that Ryuken shows up and NTR's Ichigo will never not be funny

Ayden Mitchell
Ayden Mitchell

yonkouproductions.tumblr.com/post/149115728828/what-so-youre-saying-those-spoilers-circulating

Lucas Myers
Lucas Myers

Hitsugaya belongs in Rangiku's massive chest

Nathaniel Clark
Nathaniel Clark

yonkou is a gay nigga

Thomas James
Thomas James

They were generic
And starting with the fullbring arc he started going extreme same-face

Luis Perry
Luis Perry

Does THIS look like same face?

And don't give me that crap about Juha Bach and Old Man Manifestation. There was a huge reason for them to look practically alike.

Jace Bailey
Jace Bailey

Lady looks like a chinese Jackie.

Fat lady, cross dressing hachi

Teeth-guy.. teeth.

Jonathan Cruz
Jonathan Cruz

Ironic, considering what Isshin ran off with Ryuken's fiancée.

Eli Thompson
Eli Thompson

How does Senjumaru look like Jackie? Jackie has a huge nose and a more saging face

How does Hikifune look like Hachi? This isn't even viable.

You are REALLY trying to project.

Ryder Kelly
Ryder Kelly

686 normal
12 TBTP
-17, -15, -12.5
So I apparently counted wrong, but it only came up to 701. What's the other 4?

Joshua Hall
Joshua Hall

The two prequel chapters and another one.

Jason Johnson
Jason Johnson

Apparently, Ichiruki autists have been complaining about that Instagram for awhile now.

Well, that's obvious. Still funny seeing Ichirukifags lose their heads over something so insignificant.

Kevin Davis
Kevin Davis

whoops. replace with

Ryan Torres
Ryan Torres

Jackie has bigger nose.
Hikifune and Hachi looks nothing alike, you might as well say they look like Oomaeda as their only similarity is being fat.

Landon Jones
Landon Jones

Apparently, Ichiruki autists have been complaining about that Instagram for awhile now.
Wait, do they think that's his real instagram?

Jaxon Barnes
Jaxon Barnes

I think that Kubo seems to prefer Hina/Shinji.

Charles Campbell
Charles Campbell

isshin marries a kind and beautiful woman
kaein marries a kind and beautiful woman
ichigo marries a kind and beautiful woman

isshin cucks ryuuken
ichigo cucks uryu

the pottery

Owen Roberts
Owen Roberts

This insta posts mangastream covers. Why are people even bothering?

John Roberts
John Roberts

No, that was a reaction to an Ichihime fan thinking it's real and posting a private message answer from it.

Isaiah Moore
Isaiah Moore

I don't get why people are losing their shit over a fake insta account.

Wyatt Lopez
Wyatt Lopez

Ryuken cockblocked Ichigo so hard in that scene. I think he wanted her for Ishida.

Jace Bell
Jace Bell

Renji marries and angry midget
What does it mean?

Cameron Martin
Cameron Martin

He wants da Kuchiki dosh.

David Ross
David Ross

Renji likes cute girls who will talk down to him, the pervert.

Isaiah Lewis
Isaiah Lewis

Renji married his dream girl.
Ichigo married everyone's dream girl.

Connor Ward
Connor Ward

Reminder that Kubo said this about the Renruki parting scene:

“In that episode, there was a scene where Rukia, played by Orikasa-san, made a shudder run through me for the first time. When Renji put his hands on Rukia’s shoulders, Rukia said, “…I see… Thanks.” and removed his hand. I was thrilled and surprised at the way she said “I see”. It made me think, “Wow! So this is what was going on!”

The last line makes me think that they were both in love with each other which is why Rukia was so hurt when he let her go so easily.

Angel Brown
Angel Brown

What's going to happen to poor Uryuu's kid?

Adrian Green
Adrian Green

Find out in the Bleach sequel, in which Uryuu thinks up ways to end his family's curse of cuckoldry while contemplating whether ending the quincy line with himself is better for the world or not.

Kevin King
Kevin King

poor Uryuu's kid
What do you think is gonna happen?

Camden Young
Camden Young

bleach sequel
no thanks unless its SoL spin off to further explain the world. .

Charles Allen
Charles Allen

Kubo introduces busty deredere airhead.
Ishida3 is fond.
We find out Kazui destroys he vag in final chapter.
Ishida is still lonely on rooftop.

Eli Foster
Eli Foster

Uryuu has a daughter who develops a painful crush on Kazui, but inevitably loses him to another girl.

Daniel Gutierrez
Daniel Gutierrez

Where?

Parker Evans
Parker Evans

It's mostly assumption, honestly. You could interpret some of Oda's statements towards Kubo as hiding contempt for him, but we don't know for sure.

Christopher Adams
Christopher Adams

the Kubo instagram is pretty much confirmed for real due to several full color spreads that have never been released yet with Kubo's signature on them

Alexander James
Alexander James

But Rukia is a kind and beautiful woman.

Landon Lewis
Landon Lewis

No. It's not. That instagram posts translated shit from mangastream. Why would Kubo share pirated material?

Adam Collins
Adam Collins

When has he ever talked about Kubo, though?

Carter Robinson
Carter Robinson

Which ones?

Evan Ramirez
Evan Ramirez

there will never be a non-ntr wife-swap doujin

Carson Cook
Carson Cook

he peaked with the vizards and then never used them.

Hudson Parker
Hudson Parker

Don't ever talk to me or my Slavic daughter again.

Brody Cox
Brody Cox

At least Orihime got everything she wanted.

Luke Martin
Luke Martin

Who's the favorite aunt?

Jacob Thomas
Jacob Thomas

Who did the left one? It isn't ONE from Mob Psycho, is it?

Zachary Carter
Zachary Carter

implying ONE can draw

Gavin Moore
Gavin Moore

The one that gives the best hugs.

Xavier Johnson
Xavier Johnson

I don't think it was him, but all I can read is ONE.

Julian Williams
Julian Williams

bottom row
That isn't from bleach right?

Andrew Allen
Andrew Allen

And there's a slash there too. Who do you think he's partnered with?

Julian Adams
Julian Adams

Playing soccer with aunt Karin would be a lot of fun.

Gavin Cook
Gavin Cook

Zombie powder an earlier work from kubo

Brayden Allen
Brayden Allen

Need another coloring book

Christian Howard
Christian Howard

Pretty sure it's Yusuke Murata, artist of Eyeshield 21 and, most famously, the redraw of One Punch Man.

Caleb Rodriguez
Caleb Rodriguez

they're all so cute

unpopular opinion, but i love the cast of bleach

Ryan Wilson
Ryan Wilson

Post your favorite non canon ship

Caleb Jones
Caleb Jones

The cast is the main driving force for this series. Most of people would've dropped it if it weren't for the diversity of characters to root for.

Alexander Myers
Alexander Myers

Ironically, the huge cast is also one of the multiple reasons that made people drop the serie.

Noah Stewart
Noah Stewart

Most of people would've dropped it if it weren't for the diversity of characters to root for.
You're right. Also I really love Kubo's art-style, especially when he's conveying grief/sorrow.

Angel Bell
Angel Bell

Ironically, the huge cast is also one of the multiple reasons that made people drop the serie.
The huge cast would've be fine if Kubo knew how to properly handle it.

Benjamin Jones
Benjamin Jones

I can't help it. Curse those damn filler episodes.

Easton Phillips
Easton Phillips

muh first arc
muh urban fantasy
muh slice of life

it clearly peaked in the Soul Society arc.

Brayden Myers
Brayden Myers

Hey,at least you got some cute episodes :(,who cares if it isnt canon

Ethan Rogers
Ethan Rogers

I agree with that. If Ichigo rescued Rukia and the series ended it would be one of my favorites.

Luke Stewart
Luke Stewart

honestly the point it peaked for me between narrative hooks and art was a mix of the tail end of soul society arc and the very start of the arrancar arc. It was at the right point where just enough interesting questions had begun being asked unlike the start of the SS arc, and before all the disappointing halfassed answers started rolling in by middle of the arrancar arc.

Luis Barnes
Luis Barnes

Who said the numbers go from 1 to 10?
I'm still nettled

Wyatt Gray
Wyatt Gray

Is OT3 allowed ?

Oliver Hall
Oliver Hall

Technically, they never really got together because one of them died before they could. I feel fucked up for wanting this even though Gin is a grade-A dickhead who didn't give a shit about collateral damage and had a stupid sense of priorities. Seriously, a lot of the reasons why this isn't canon are his fault, but I still find myself wishing he didn't run off after Aizen.

Justin Barnes
Justin Barnes

Yeah. Something like Shunsui's kimono.

Jeremiah Williams
Jeremiah Williams

Was the chart even finished?

Luis Lopez
Luis Lopez

That's not lazy, that's aesthetic.
right because a hoard of paisley, plaid, or houndstooth plastered villains would've looked so good. Toner patterns hardly look good when they are used appropriately, never mind if they were to be arbitrarily shoehorned in at every turn. Shunsui's kimono only really worked because it specifically had that thick white interior fold to buffer it from the rest of the design. And Chad's basically the only other character who pulled off a toner pattern and that had to be in the specific context of his floral print shirts. Shinji might have been able to pull it off though.

William Richardson
William Richardson

Think Lab was too beside himself to finish it and you can't really harp on him for that either.

Cooper Baker
Cooper Baker

My ship > your ship

Asher Moore
Asher Moore

Isane and Unohana

Mason Parker
Mason Parker

there is no way this isn't canon
he invented a younger brother to remove Soi Fon from the equation

Kubo is definitely hiding a dark skinned blonde catboy from the epilogue

Angel Nguyen
Angel Nguyen

Jinta and Yuzu

Anthony Sanders
Anthony Sanders

He was really pushing the despair meme for the final fight.

Robert Cruz
Robert Cruz

honestly hate that their daughter inherited red hair instead of black

David Garcia
David Garcia

holy fuck is that an actual picture from the comic?
whats the hell was the author thinking

Nolan Lee
Nolan Lee

of course it's not, you can see where the shitty magic eraser stumbled around the toner and crosshatching and panel borders

Joseph Rogers
Joseph Rogers

I suspect Ichiruki to see things through the same fanfic goggles.

Asher Cox
Asher Cox

How bad are your eyes?

Grayson Jenkins
Grayson Jenkins

No, the Ritter designs were garbage, especially Bach's.

Carter Kelly
Carter Kelly

Teased about, hinted, logical, almost canon, practically canon, whateverwecallit is still not canon.

Nicholas Rogers
Nicholas Rogers

No, Mayuri got away with all the supervillain shit he did during the SS arc.

Kayden Gomez
Kayden Gomez

He looks like Aizen's faggot brother.

Noah Anderson
Noah Anderson

Mayuri got away
Soukyoku is rebuilt
Central 46 members are replaced
Rukongai life still sucks
The quincy is fucking wiped

Bleach is about the journey to adulthood, where you started out believing in your potential to change the world, and then grew to realize you really can't.

Anthony Nguyen
Anthony Nguyen

Ichigo really became the Establishment's bitch after the SS arc.

Jace Hill
Jace Hill

Well you may be on to something.

Landon Walker
Landon Walker

If he had permanently moved to SS it's like an analogy to terrorist recruitment.

teen boy from good family, unsatisfied with life
meet "inspiring person" who makes him feel like he's part of a greater movement
give him missions, smaller at first then escalate
start to forget his friends
skip school
keep secrets from family
leave school
cuts contact with family
go to live with new group

David Rodriguez
David Rodriguez

Junko Enoshima would have LOVED that fight.

Logan Powell
Logan Powell

Now who is the most fucked up or redeemed of the three:

Mayuri
Orochimaru
Hisoka

I would say Mayuri is the most redeemed because he clearly developed in each of his fights. He deserved to die but he literally saved Soul Society.

Nathaniel Hughes
Nathaniel Hughes

Ichirukis are jihadists. They wanted that to happen.

Jacob Rogers
Jacob Rogers

Orochimaru
I still can't believe he got away with everything. All the heinous shit he pulled and now he gets to be a mom. I don't know why Kishi had to bring him back.

Angel Brooks
Angel Brooks

If anyone should get away with everything,it should be Hidan

Connor Jackson
Connor Jackson

Well they do sometimes act like a death cult..

Cooper Parker
Cooper Parker

Rukia's role was greatly diminished during the Soul Society arc, her own arc, to that of a damsel and save for the flashback chapters didn't do much besides being all gloomy. The end of the Soul Society arc had Ichigo and Rukia parting ways and it was the closure to Rukia and her character arc.

I don't know why Rukiafags insist that Bleach was about Ichigo and Rukia, the canonical relevance of Rukia officially ended 11 years ago.

Leo Hernandez
Leo Hernandez

What are the chances that Ichigo and Rukia cheats with eachother, when they are alone?

Bentley Roberts
Bentley Roberts

Kubo telling rukiafags to fuck off
They refuse to understand

Charles Butler
Charles Butler

You mean in canon? None.

Brayden King
Brayden King

He had to literally drug her and force her without her consent. I'm not sure if we can call it canon and he most likely fucked up his chances, since Yoruichi would never forgive him that,

Michael Young
Michael Young

Orihime was with them. No way she didn't heal the two and Giselle is hard to kill anyway.

Lille is also didn't die. Though he became a white flamingo.

Ryan Butler
Ryan Butler

I doubt Ichigo can even get hard for Rukia. She is so far from what he's shown to find attractive, physically and personality wise.

Nathaniel Edwards
Nathaniel Edwards

I have high doubts that Ichigo wouldn't at least get a little turned on by her bankai

David Martinez
David Martinez

It amplifies whenever Ichihime is brought up

Bentley Cox
Bentley Cox

Didn't react much to dem peaches.

Blake Gomez
Blake Gomez

Lille was likely killed by Kira, if not by him then Yhwach's Auswahlen would've absorbed any remaining Lille birds.

David Clark
David Clark

Her bankai doesn't involve big tits or being thicc,therefore I have high doubts Ichigo would.

Bentley Jones
Bentley Jones

Lab wasn't the one working on it, it was ChartAnon and he too disappeared.

Chase Lopez
Chase Lopez

I need a new artbook by Kubo. I need an interview.

Eli Bailey
Eli Bailey

Lille should be immune to the Auswahlen since he already lost his powers. And we don't know what happened to Kira either.

Lincoln Jackson
Lincoln Jackson

He's on vacation so we won't hear anything from him in a while.

Logan Rogers
Logan Rogers

I miss my weekly KUBOOOOOO.

Benjamin Hill
Benjamin Hill

When is the last time a shonen protagonist cheats on his significant other?

Jaxson Perry
Jaxson Perry

Desperate times call for desperate measures. They don't know how strong the Schutzstaffel can be, and that the only thing that saved their lives in the end is the Boss King being a selfish loner prick who treats subordinates like spareparts.

Christopher Cook
Christopher Cook

That's bullshit. It's just OPfags projecting their hate for Kubo onto Oda's words.

I like both series, but it truly is one of the more pathetic forms of fanwank there is. Oda has never shown contempt for Kubo or any other mangaka as far as we know.

Jace Martin
Jace Martin

Araki showed disdain for Shaman King's mangaka, that's the only "Jump mangaka feud" I can think of. Kubo generally gets along with everyone. The older mangaka don't get on their knees to suck his dick because they're his seniors.

Jason Martinez
Jason Martinez

Kubo generally gets along with everyone
He doesn't seem to be close with anyone, and his author comments suggest that he doesn't make friends easily. The only JUMP mangaka who seems particularly close to him is Sorachi. I'm not saying that people dislike him though.

David Torres
David Torres

He didn't specifically say it was Shaman King.

Zachary Taylor
Zachary Taylor

Kubo reaches out to and occasionally promotes new mangaka. I think it's his way of paying it forward for what Toriyama did for him. Most newbies have immense respect for him. But yeah, Sorachi and Kubo go way back, so it's only expected that they are closer.

Hunter Wood
Hunter Wood

when you have over a hundred fucking characters eventually some of them are going to look a little similar

Isaiah Adams
Isaiah Adams

Boring gets his powers for free and fights that one renegade quincy who is even stronger than Ywach for some reason noone cares about

Gavin Hughes
Gavin Hughes

The autors' comments during bleach's final chapter seemed more heartfelt than the ones during Kochikame's final chapter. Kohei Horikoshi's was the cutest.

Oliver Richardson
Oliver Richardson

Horikoshi is old and sort of a recluse. KochiKame is long as fuck and I doubt any of them grew up reading it, like they did with Bleach.

Carter Ward
Carter Ward

If there is one spell I want Kazui to learn then it's Hadou #1 Oni Dekopin. Because it is simple it can be invoked without any incantation to great effect. It will be ultimate dissing move, similar to Ichigo's grabbing people by the face and throwing them.
bad guy is wrecking the party
Kazui appears and Hadous him to the next city with oni dekopin.
It would also be a sign that Isshin is spending time with his grandson.

Cooper Morales
Cooper Morales

Huh, strange. The shounen jump official channels and social media accounts haven't said a thing about Bleach since the initial ending announcement.

Adam Hall
Adam Hall

Let's not forget about sklaverei. That shit was hax as fuck and only Opie was smart enough to use it

Julian Lee
Julian Lee

To be fair Opie was the Jail, so presumably only he could use it on such a huge scale.

Blake Williams
Blake Williams

There is still radio kon in the wsj with info about the mobile game.

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