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xrninja
QUOTE(animejunkie429800 @ Apr 20 2005, 09:10 PM)
some randomness here! why the heck is BLEACH named BLEACH???  blink.gif is it because they couldn't think of a name so they wrote that or what??? its just like FRUITS BASKET, i mean, its about the zodiac, but why name it FRUITS BASKET???  :confused:
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the mangaka aren't that stupid....fruits basket does have a purpose to it's title and it's shown early on in the manga, when tohru talks about how she and her classmates used to play the game Fruits Basket and each person was given the name of a fruit, but she wasn't a fruit, she was an onigiri.

in bleach's case, i don't think kubo tite's explained it yet, but it may be in reference to ichigo's bright orange hair, which people around him think is bleached that color and punk on him as a result.
TheVileOne
The Bleach title is OBVIOUSLY in reference to Ichigo's hair. I think it was explained pretty thoroughly early on in the manga.

What's kind of ironic about it is that a ton of characters in Bleach have hair color that is not natural for native Japanese people.
Slashrose1010
lol, most anime characters don't have black/dark brown hair. biggrin.gif What about that Hitsugaya guy or whatever @__@ Is he japanese? He must have a thyroid deficiency if he is biggrin.gif
xrninja
QUOTE(TheVileOne @ Apr 20 2005, 10:26 PM)
The Bleach title is OBVIOUSLY in reference to Ichigo's hair.  I think it was explained pretty thoroughly early on in the manga.
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the lj comm soul_society is debating that at the moment here.

QUOTE(TheVileOne @ Apr 20 2005, 10:26 PM)
What's kind of ironic about it is that a ton of characters in Bleach have hair color that is not natural for native Japanese people.
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yeah, and orihime, with her orange-ish hair, got picked on as well about her hair color. but then in the soul society you've got hitsugaya with his white hair, the 4th squad fukutaichou (isane, or something like that) with her blue hair, and kira with his blonde hair, not to mention renji and his flaming magenta-red hair. i guess more things are possible in soul society. tongue.gif
TheVileOne
Yeah but the Shinigami in Soul Society aren't even human technically.

One of the captains is like a giant fox or something.
xrninja
yeah, komamura the giant fox thing. i'm kind of hoping kubo tite'll explain that a little bit, since it's so random. who knows, maybe komamura's doing the yoruichi thing. tongue.gif
TheVileOne
What about the wall guardian that's the size of a fucking planet?

And isn't Zaraki Kenpachi some sort of demon?
xrninja
not sure about kenpachi; i think he's just demonically strong. i think both he and jidanbou are human. in the last episode, 28, the guy jiroubou, who attacked orihime, is pretty darn big too, though not nearly jidanbou's size.

and for those of you who remember chappy the bunny: soul candy! 600 yen per thing.
telepika
This may have been discussed earlier, please forgive me if it has, but whatever happened to Kon? Did he go on a journey or something? Seems he just magically disappeared.

(I haven't read the manga, btw. I probably should though...)
TheVileOne
Kon is still at home in his stuffed lion container.

I can only imagine the havoc he's been wreaking while Ichigo is away.

I hope when Ichigo comes back, Kon has made his room into like a porn shrine.
telepika
He's still at Ichigo's house? U sure? O_O Poor Kon. They should have brought him (He could be useful you know). Then again, Soul Society's no place for a stuffed toy and the Shinigami might destroy him... Yeah, he's better left behind.
edsgirl
Well I finally decided to get my hands on more Bleach! Don't know what took me so long, I'ts been forever since I saw the first two eps. I'll probably have to go back and watch the first two over again.
Kihaku
I was thinking about the same thing actually.... I also wanted Kon to come along... I miss him....

Oh yeah.. I also remember reading that Bleach was because of Ichigo's hair. It was before I even started wtaching the series, so I never really wondered about the name.
nekodesu
I saw just skimming through this thread and I stumbled upon a post that said they don't like Bleach becuase of the music and other things but why should the music affect the quality of the anime...I'm just curious. blink.gif
DarkWarrior
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yeah, and orihime, with her orange-ish hair, got picked on as well about her hair color. but then in the soul society you've got hitsugaya with his white hair, the 4th squad fukutaichou (isane, or something like that) with her blue hair, and kira with his blonde hair, not to mention renji and his flaming magenta-red hair. i guess more things are possible in soul society. 


Well SS is where ppl go when they die... Not everyone who die are japanese (duh tongue.gif) lol. But yeah I know the uniform and stuff is japanese style.

And I'm one of the few who was disappointed in the anime. I love the manga. but the anime... ? My biggest problem was the voices. Especially Rukia's. I had this whole topic talking about it in bleachforums, i dont wanna repeat myself sleep.gif;
TheVileOne
Yeah but the Shinigami aren't dead people. They are actually living people that happen to be...running where the dead people live. So where do the Shinigami go when they die anyway?
xrninja
QUOTE(DarkWarrior @ Apr 28 2005, 02:12 PM)
And I'm one of the few who was disappointed in the anime.  I love the manga.  but the anime... ?  My biggest problem was the voices.  Especially Rukia's.  I had this whole topic talking about it in bleachforums, i dont wanna repeat myself sleep.gif;
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really? i kind of like rukia's, it's different from what you'd expect the typical heroine to have. i think they're all pretty close to what i had in mind, especially ganju's. laugh.gif ishida sounded too much like sasuke at first, but once ishida melted a little, his voice changed accordingly and he doesn't sound like sasuke to me any more. i'm having some issues adjusting to ed's voice in hitsugaya's body, but that's probably because hitsugaya's barely spoken yet. renji also took me some getting used to. but i think matsumoto's is perfect, shuuhei's isn't sharp enough, yoruichi's is really odd, hanatarou doesn't sound stoned enough, and hinamori's....ugh, it just doesn't fit her. overall, though, i'm pleased with the voices picked.

QUOTE(TheVileOne @ Apr 28 2005, 11:22 PM)
Yeah but the Shinigami aren't dead people.  They are actually living people that happen to be...running where the dead people live.  So where do the Shinigami go when they die anyway?
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hmm, i've never been too sure about that myself. i was sort of under the impression that shinigami were basically souls in tangible forms, since the souls of the dead are sent to soul society via konsou. then it seems like they end up in rukongai, like shibata yuuichi did. and since the dwellers of rukongai can enter the academy and become shinigami and join the gotei 13, like renji, rukia, hitsugaya, and hinamori did, shinigami aren't much different from the souls sent to soul society. so when they're killed, i guess it's just like destroying a soul, and they just dissapear.
TheVileOne
QUOTE(xrninja @ Apr 29 2005, 06:41 AM)
QUOTE(TheVileOne @ Apr 28 2005, 11:22 PM)
Yeah but the Shinigami aren't dead people.  They are actually living people that happen to be...running where the dead people live.  So where do the Shinigami go when they die anyway?
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hmm, i've never been too sure about that myself. i was sort of under the impression that shinigami were basically souls in tangible forms, since the souls of the dead are sent to soul society via konsou. then it seems like they end up in rukongai, like shibata yuuichi did. and since the dwellers of rukongai can enter the academy and become shinigami and join the gotei 13, like renji, rukia, hitsugaya, and hinamori did, shinigami aren't much different from the souls sent to soul society. so when they're killed, i guess it's just like destroying a soul, and they just dissapear.
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I just can't wrap my head around that, considering that there is clearly breeding and lineages going on in soul society. I don't know how big soul society is. And if there soul society is just like Japan's soul society or the earth's or the whole universe's. It drives me nuts smile.gif .

I actually like all the voices so far, especially Ganju's. My main problem with Bleach is just that at times its very typical anime. I tend to go for anime that are more distinct and break from the conventions. Which Bleach definitely does not smile.gif . Not that that's a bad thing all the time though.
Cloud28
I guess you just have to wait for the good parts to come! laugh.gif
Edo-mame
*revives topic*

Actually, shinigami ARE different from all of the other souls sent to/born in soul society. Unlike normal souls, shingamis feel hunger, even though they are not supposed to meaning that they have spiritual power thus enabling them to become shingamis. They go more in depth about this in the anime I think but I still prefer the manga overall compared to the anime. Not the the anime isn't good though. I'm just worried that the anime is moving at too fast of a pace.
mongooseboi
CAPTAIN AIZEN!!!!!!!!!! /cry. o man bleach is getting soooo insane. i wonder whats gonna happen now. and to edo-mame i thought that they were only hungry when souls first came to the soul society. in the episode that flashes back to rukia's past, she isn't a death god and she is "hungry." so i dont think JUST death gods feel hunger. im pretty sure all souls that have just came to soul society do.
xrninja
normal souls in Soul Society don't feel hunger, all they need to survive is water. like edo-mame said, souls with, er....what is it in english....spirit power? feel hunger, like the shinigami. when rukia starts to feel hunger, it's an indication that she does have some spirit power, which means she also gained the possibility of becoming a shinigami, if she further raised her spirit power.
Falling_Man
I finished watching the 34 episodes Lunar has subbed, so I finally decided to join in... when everyone else leaves...

Some things I'll drop...

How much can Ichigo not do since he never went to that acadamy for shinigami? Like revert his zanpaku-to, get into Soul Society, use demon magic, etc... And is that super-move that he and Hat n' Clogs can do a captain class move only or something? Renji had no idea what hit him when Ichigo used it... *waves Urahara flag* And Ichigo's zanpaku-to is called Zangetsu, right?

...I think souls in Soul Society are the same as normal people in the living world, more or less. Rukia and Renji buried their friends, right? Or do they go back and become living again...? Maybe that part has something to do with that balance issue Rukia explained when Ishida revealed himself...

33 was filler... but what was with that Raku-cat-lion thing? It can't talk, so I don't think it's anything like Yoruchi.

I liked the first and second intro, and the first and second ending. I'm still getting used to the third ending, since they change the animation each time... Are we only gonna see it 13 times or so, since there's thirteen squads?

And there are lots of other questions floating around that provoke spoilers... [@Mods: please edit if there are spoiler-ish things. unless it's all spoilers. then it's your call...]
silver bg
i like bleach to seen 37ep. if you like bleach you should join my forum link below
akari-chan
the bleach anime is based on the manga. Btw, you should really watch it. It's really good. It can be funny at some point.
foolmetal alchemist
You mean read it right? wink.gif Yeah, the manga is great. It's way ahead of the anime too. To answer a couple of Falling's questions,

Ichigo can't use any Demon magic because he wasn't taught to control his spirrt power. The reason his soul slayer can't return to normal is because his is too powerful to be sealed back.

When people in Soul Society die, they are reincarnated as another being in the Living World.

I had no idea why they brought in the Raku thing. It was just a soul of a cat, I guess.

I'm pretty sure there will be a song for each captain.

Well, if you ever look at this Falling, I hope it helps. smile.gif
mongooseboi
^ i thought ichigo can't return his sword back to normal because the sandal dude cut the crap out of it.
foolmetal alchemist
Or, maybe he doesn't want to because Sandal-hat cut the crap out of it? It could be any of these reasons.
silver bg
still you should join my forum
mongooseboi
QUOTE(silver bg @ Jun 28 2005, 09:12 PM)
still you should join my forum
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why haha we already have the fma forums to spend time on :]
Zabimaru
I watch the anime.one ofmy favorites right now..

Who has seen the most recent Episode?(episode 41)
foolmetal alchemist
I have. I really love the secen where Yourichi unveils her form. I liked the chapter of the manga more though.
Shinobi Alchemist
I saw episode 41 today. This episode was one of the best I've ever seen tongue.gif I love the scene where Yoruichi show her real self rolleyes.gif and the short fight between Ichigo and Kuchiki Byakuya was great too...
Zabimaru
I wonder how long is the anime,I hope it's a long Anime like Naruto and Inuyasha.
foolmetal alchemist
Well, it's following the manga for now, so if the manga were to randomly stop right now (God forbid), we would still have twenty-something episodes left.
Zarpia
Just saw 41 a while back, and as always I can beraly waith for the next one, i like when Yoruichi tells Byakuya "Three days.....In three days i'll make him stronger than you" (in the manga).....hope i didn't spoil anithing.
foolmetal alchemist
QUOTE(zarpia @ Jul 21 2005, 09:13 PM)
Just saw 41 a while back, and as always I can beraly waith for the next one, i like when Yoruichi tells Byakuya "Three days.....In three days i'll make him stronger  than you" (in the manga).....hope i didn't spoil anithing.
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Yes, I was hoping they would end this episode with that, but I guess I was wrong. sad.gif I loved that part.
Zabimaru
I haven't read the manga in a long time,been to busy. I need to start again.
Zarpia
You sure need to get back into the manga coz is gonna live you with a WTF???????
edsgirl
Ditto what Zarp said!
Anywhoo, Just watched 43, which is the beginning of the fight with Ishida and Mayuri. I've been waiting to see this one animated and thus far it's lived up to expectations. But the Kenpachi/Ichigo fight was the best so far!
Zarpia
I'm to lazy to even looks at Ishida and Mayuri's fight, i just want to see him fight Byakuya (that's gonna be a gooooood one)
foolmetal alchemist
I really want to see the Renji VS Byakuy fight.
Zarpia
Oh yeah, i forgot about that one, silly me tongue.gif , i also waithing for that one too


Edit: I just saw 43, and forget about what i said about not carring to see Ishida and Mayuri's fight, i saw that already in the manga, but it looks better [to me] in the anime, I also kinda crie when Mayuri shows Ichida that picture, and ofcourse that now i can't waith for 44, there fight is gonna be so cool.

I also like the preview for the next ep, when Ichigo is telling her that he didn't have any air time in that ep, then she tells him that he won't be in the next one laugh.gif , that was funny
the sellout
I fell in love all over again with Ishida after watching 43. He's incredible, and I particully adore how he's always thinking about protecting Orihime, he's turned into a male version of Tatsuki. tongue.gif They truly make an adorable couple!

Now, well, Mayuri.. *fumes* I loathe him, which I guess it's good because I'm sure he's one of the character KT made especially for people to hate. My heart was breaking when he blowed up his subordinates, and the guy was telling him that that wasn't the plan and such.. and of course Mayuri did what every superior would do to his allies, blow him up! Also, when he started kicking poor Nemu (child abuse!), I feel so much pity for her. Poor thing. I have to admit, though, I've been toying with the idea of writing a Ishida/Nemu fan fic. ph34r.gif

In conclusion, I really enjoyed this fight and am lookin forward for the next episode!

About the fights I'm looking forward to? Renji vs. Byakuya. It's quite an emotional fight for Renji because, well *points to her signature* and right after it things start getting much more interesting (not that they aren't right now, but we all love political chaos ensuing!).

Also, I can't wait for the 11th division to meet Orihime and go save Ishida, Chad, and Ganjyu! Some of the funniest parts in the manga involved them together, plus Yachiru rock my world! biggrin.gif
edsgirl
QUOTE(the sellout @ Aug 4 2005, 11:24 AM)
Now, well, Mayuri.. *fumes* I loathe him, which I guess it's good because I'm sure he's one of the character KT made especially for people to hate. My heart was breaking when he blowed up his subordinates, and the guy was telling him that that wasn't the plan and such.. and of course Mayuri did what every superior would do to his allies, blow him up! Also, when he started kicking poor Nemu (child abuse!), I feel so much pity for her. Poor thing. I have to admit, though, I've been toying with the idea of writing a Ishida/Nemu fan fic.  ph34r.gif

About the fights I'm looking forward to? Renji vs. Byakuya.

Also, I can't wait for the 11th division to meet Orihime and go save Ishida, Chad, and Ganjyu! Some of the funniest parts in the manga involved them together, plus Yachiru rock my world!  biggrin.gif
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I like the idea of a Ishida/Nemu fanfic! If you write it, I will read it tongue.gif

Yeah I'm looking forward to that fight too. [spoiler] I'm also looking forward to Ichigo/Byakuya, Soi Fong/Yoruichi, Hitsugaya/Gin, and I really can't wait for Yamamoto/Kyouraki/Ukitate. I cannot wait to see both the double zanpaktou weilders in action! Didn't want to spoil anything for the anime only watchers.[/spoiler]
LordGohan
Bleach is probably the best anime ever.even better than fma.

Has anyone played the psp game?some say it sucks but i disagree.
also,i love th music...>astreks,blaze of soul reaper,life is like a boat,number1,technolife...
Zarpia
@LordGohan - ahhhh, I don't have a psp T_T . I gree with you^^ Bleach is one of my fav anime ever^^
edsgirl
I just watched 44, and I have to say that I like Ishida alot more than I used to. They did an amazing job on the animation in this episode. It was a really good fight, way better than it was portrayed in the manga. I guess Mayuri is literally slime! happy.gif Although I don't remember him turning into slime in the manga.
Goldfish
lol@ Bleach sub parody 43
foolmetal alchemist
QUOTE(edsgirl @ Aug 11 2005, 01:59 PM)
I guess Mayuri is literally slime! happy.gif Although I don't remember him turning into slime in the manga.
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You don't? I thought after he....

[spoiler] Got hit by Ishida he turned into liquid and said he would be able to regenerate in three days? huh.gif [/spoiler]
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