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Rekall ([personal profile] rekall) wrote2012-03-02 08:37 pm


I decided to re-read Bleach. It really wasn't my intention to re-read the entire thing. I was only going to do the Soul Society arc but then I kind of kept going and when I caught up to the recent chapters I went back and read the pre-Soul Society chapters.

I did cheat a bit.

I skipped a lot of the fights in the Hueco Mundo arc. Especially once the fights with the Shinigami vs Aizen's group started. And I skipped all of Ichigo's training with with Xuction (mostly because it wasn't that long ago that those chapters happened). For the record, the Hueco Mundo arc is just as long and boring while quickly skipping them. I really don't know what Kubo was thinking during that arc.

What struck me the most however is how shippy the series is. I always knew it was a ship-happy series but there's so much more than I remember (or maybe it just seems that way, knowing who all the characters are now). It makes me wonder why the fandom is so damn wanky when it comes to shipping because there's so many options. If you randomly picked two names, you could probably find a scene that suggested subtext between those two characters. What's not to love about that?

Ichigo alone has a habit of picking up followers poor Chad has competition. There's Orihime, Ishida, Chad, Don Kanonji, Byakuya, Renji, Kenpachi, Ikkaku, Rukia, Grimmjow, Riruka and others that I've probably forgotten. Ivan is probably going to be newest addition to the Ichigo harem.

Poor Ichigo, he's like the one character who shows an interest in no one. His only love is fighting. Kon gets more action in Ichigo's body than Ichigo (Ichigo really needs to start bathing immediately after Kon uses his body).

It's hard to believe that in five short years this series is going to be over.

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