Bleach 624 Manga Impressions – Yes, he is not dead

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Last time, Aizen got interrupted in opening a pathway to the Soul King's palace, while the quincy, Bazz-B announced his and some of the other quincies' alliance with the shinigami to bring Ywach down.

In Bleach’s chapter 624, Bazz-B got sidetracked while Aizen was once again in focus, at least in the early chapters. Reading the situation, he realized that the very people who stopped him from entering Soul Society will now be the very people who will go there before him. He once again exclaimed his hatred for Ichigo.

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Ichigo however, finally became conscious after being knocked by “Kon” (yeah he’s not forgotten!) while they were falling. We finally saw Inoue’s Soten Kisshun again, her power to bring back something the way it was before.

Now Ichigo’s asking how can they go up again. I thought they will fly, but it seemed they lost that ability (or probably it is something they can’t do there). To answer Ichigo’s question, however, Yoruichi summoned a garguanta. Behind the garguanta was a man we have not seen for so long..

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Now with all of Bleach’s full 18 pages, there were only 2 notable events.

First – Aizen’s choice of words. When he uttered that he can’t forgive Ichigo, it was a revelation from Kubo that hey, Aizen’s not going to be all tomodachi with everyone. He’s still an enemy, and he’s probably now thinking of something to strike back.

I think when Ywach gets killed in the end, Ichigo will have a fight with Uryu, and then Aizen will be the final boss. Hah. Just a hunch.

Or maybe it’ll be Ywach vs Aizen all along so that Ichigo will end up fighting Uryuu.

2nd – Grimmjow. The Bleach fan community has speculated about his return. Of course, we all thought he died. Remember this panel?

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However, I think some people confirmed that Grimmjow will eventually return, and they said it was according to Tite Kubo himself. He looks bored though, but man, I got to admit that I didn’t expect him to appear here. And then there were these leads:

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many believed that that person whose lower body appeared here was in fact Grimmjow

Who else will appear next? I’m dead sure Ulquiorra is dead. How about Halibel? Nel? What about the Fullbringers? I feel sorry for Uryuu and Ywach’s guards because they will face heroes and anti-heroes alike.

Next chapter:  I suspect there will be some flashback chapters again about what Grimmjow was doing in the last few, aherm, realtime years.

Meanwhile on Tumblr.

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No Bleach last week. Meanwhile on Tumblr

With all the negative thing I associatw with Bleach lately, from horrible plot development to plain mockery of physics…. I still wait every week to read the manga.

And probably you too. As you can see, I was planning to post some manga impressions for both Bleach and Assassination Classroom but soon realized that Bleach was on hiatus, thus prompting me to check what the community was thinking at the moment. And this is what I found:


Everyone feels the same way. :)

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Fire Emblem IF is selling out even before it gets released

Fire Emblem is such a huge deal in Japan. It is a serious business that Nintendo decided to split the next game to be released in many editions.

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As far as I know, the storyline in the next Fire Emblem game branches out by chapter 6. And when you choose one of the branches, you get locked in the other route forever. That’s why there are 2 versions.

But there is another version – the Special Edition containing both scenarios – and this is the version of the game that has already sold out.

Nintendo decided to released the game in 2 versions because (they say) each version is as big as the other one, making both versions both act as a standalone game.

Internet reaction is divided. Some say this is a bad thing, especially for Nintendo. Some are saying in the company’s defence that well, each version is as big as the other one.

And then there’s the famous Nintendo quality. It’s not like they will release a game that is half-baked, especially for a game, as high profile as Fire Emblem. If anything, all these issues will quiet down once the game is out. After, we all just want something of quality, not like the DLCs of some companies in the west. You know what I mean.

Why is Star Ocean 5’s main character is not a teenager?

Star Ocean 5 is the next major JRPG from Square Enix. It is not a new IP, yes. But it has been a long time coming.

And with the power of the PS4, the graphics. My God. This is surely very beautiful.

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As you can see from the screenshots above, the main character Fidel is not a teenager. He is 23 years old according to series producer Shuichi Kobayashi. Why is that? According to Kobayashi-san this is due to the fact that players who own the PS4 (and PS3) are a little older. As such, the main character’s age is that way to better project themselves in the shoes of Fidel.

Of course, JRPG is all about you feeling that you really are saving the world.

What do you think of this next Star Ocean game?

Sakura still in the list! Charapedia listed the most fashionable anime characters

One of the leading anime website in Japan, Charapedia, has once again asked its audience something really important – fashion.

Who is the most fashionable anime character?

Charapedia divided the list into male and female characters. The results are either something you will approve or not:

Most Fashionable Anime Characters (Male)

  1. Ryota Kise (Kuroko’s Basketball) – 688 votes
  2. Shō Kurusu (Uta no Prince Sama) – 556 votes
  3. Rin Matsuoka (Free!) – 531 votes
  4. Ciel Phantomhive (Black Butler) – 454 votes
  5. Shū Tsukiyama (Tokyo Ghoul) – 321 votes
  6. Makoto Tachibana (Free!) 299 votes
  7. Ren Jingūji (Uta no Prince Sama) – 247 votes
  8. Tōru Oikawa (Haikyu!!) – 213 votes
  9. Izaya Orihara (Durarara!!) – 202 votes
  10. Sanji (One Piece) – 192 votes
  11. Yusuke Makishima (Yowamushi Pedal) – 183 votes
  12. Uta (Tokyo Ghoul) – 180 votes
  13. Gintoki Sakata (Gintama) – 162 votes
  14. Shizuo Heiwajima (Durarara!!) – 155 votes
  15. Ranmaru Kurosaki (Uta no Prince Sama)- 134 votes
  16. Shougo Makishima (Psycho-Pass) 131 votes
  17. Ichigo Kurosaki (BLEACH) – 116 votes
  18. Trafalgar Law (One Piece) – 110 votes
  19. Tokiya Ichinose (Uta no Prince Sama)- 107 votes
    Shinsuke Takasugi (Gintama) – 102 votes

Most Fashionanable Anime Characters (Female)

  1. Mak Nishikino (Love Live!) – 604 votes
  2. Sakura Kinomoto (Card Captor Sakura) – 320 votes
  3. Kosaki Onodera (Nisekoi – False Love) – 276 votes
  4. Amu Hinamori (Shugo Chara!) – 268 votes
  5. Asuna (Sword Art Online) – 259 votes
  6. Kotori Minami (Love Live!) – 257 votes
  7. Eli Ayase (Love Live!) – 254 votes
  8. Yuuko Ichihara (xxxHOLiC) – 238 votes
  9. Kirino Kosaka (Oreimo) – 234 votes
  10. Miki Hoshii (THE IDOLM@STER) – 226 votes
  11. Megumi Katō (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend) – 214 votes
  12. Erika Yano (SHIROBAKO) – 164 votes
  13. Tomoyo Daidouji (Card Captor Sakura) – 162 votes
  14. Nico Yazawa (Love Live!) – 131 votes
  15. Mikako Kouda (Neighborhood Story) – 125 votes
  16. Nami (One Piece) – 113 votes
  17. Chitoge Kirisaki (Nisekoi) – 107 votes
  18. Irina Jelavic (Assassination Classroom) – 104 votes
  19. Yukino Yukinoshita (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!) – 102 votes
  20. Fujiko Mine (Lupin the 3rd) – 97 votes

Since I have watched Kuroko’s Basketball, Kise on top is definitely interesting. He is a model and oftentimes people try dressing him. Honestly, maybe the rankings look like the one above because the characters listed are “pleasant to look at” and can “wear any dress and still look good on them”. Though I disagree that Ichigo is fashionable. Some of his normal wear doesn’t look good at all.

As you can see, the list is quite leaning to anime that were recently released or still airing. *Of course Sakura Minamoto will disagree. :)

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Seriously. That anime / series needs a revival ala-Sailor Moon, but please do not mess it up!

Who do you think is the most fashionable anime character?

Digimon Adventure Tri is delayed, but they’ll announce something on this date

Remember the special Digimon site where you need to click to hatch an egg, which in turn will reveal new information? It seems the final egg has hatched and this is what it gave us:

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Apart from that, here are other key details:

  • All Digimon Adventure episodes will air on Live.Nico.Jp from May 4 – 6, 2015.
  • On thefinal day at 10:45, new information will revealed such as
    • a new trailer
    • the voice actors of the main characters
    • schedule
    • and other surprises.

This announcement effectively meant that the supposed April schedule was postponed. Oh well, I don’t think we can do anything at this point. Besides, as much as I want to watch a new anime, I have lots of things to do in my life, so I guess I have to wait for it for now.

[Pokemon] Hoopa’s voice cannot be unheard

What happened to the dubbing?

In Japan, voice dubbing is a serious business. For example, Evangelion’s Asuka Langley’s voice actress is still the same person that voiced her when the series first started before.

The same is true with the Pokemon series. Ash Ketchum’s voice actor is Rica Matsumoto. She still voices the character today.

My issue right now is the upcoming Pokemon the Movie: The Archdjinni of the Rings: Hoopa. Take a look at the Japanese trailer:

Then take a look at the English trailer earlier at the post.

The issue is the voice acting itself.

I have the same issue. I think the voice acting for Hoopa, well, actually the way voices in the English trailer including the narrator – they all sound bored. I know, maybe I’m not the target audience for the Pokemon movies. However, Pokemon’s target audience has always been 6 – 66 years old. I hope they fixes this, or this will be the first time I will watch a Japanese Pokemon movie and rely on subtitles.

via Pokémon’s Newest Legendary Doesn’t Seem As Cool Anymore.


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