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Gold Knight
September 05, 2006, 03:38 PM
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Time to kick some Hollow butt!

Once again, another great Bleach chapter, and lots to talk about! First I'd like to thank Binktopia for doing such a good job on their scanlation this past week. If not for their somewhat 'thin font' typesetting, I would have used more of their work for my images. I'd definitely recommend that they use the more more classic font that M7 uses.

Speaking of which, M7 is still a solid group, too, and I used more of their scanlation here, but I'm definitely hoping to see a little more improvement in future releases. The lineart isn't that strongly re-drawn in their work at the moment.

It's also somewhat uncomfortable for me to review a Bleach chapter without a Djudge translation at hand. No offense to Pocketmofo and the others meant. It's mostly because in all the scanlations we've seen so far, the dialogue were definitely different, and I'm just most used to seeing Djudge's interpretations and I sorely missed it last week. That being said, I do prefer M7's translation this time around the most. All right, here goes the review.

Feel free to comment as always!


* * * Gold Knight's Ten Comments on Bleach Chapter 240: Silverflame * * *


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Stressed about his friends again? Yup... typical.

1. Ichigo's a Worry-wart. Looks like Chad's newly-improved "Right Arm of the Giant" still didn't quite convince Ichigo that he was capable of keeping up. Here, we see Ichigo is still clearly concerned about his friend. Well, I suppose when one's friend is threatened with a potential drop in an unfathomably deep abyss, you can't really blame him...

Somewhat ironic, though, that Ichigo used to have so much more confidence in Chad when they were rescuing Rukia in the Soul Society. Although Chad was indeed defeated and nearly killed by one of the Captains (Shunsui), Ichigo still refused to believe that he had lost. (http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/8740/mangarainbleachch10822na2.png) Perhaps that's why Ichigo had eventually lost his trust in Chad's ability, after learning later on that his friend had been so solidly beaten. Again, I'm really hoping that in this arc, Chad will redeem himself. This time his opponents probably wouldn't be so merciful, either.

It's a testament to Chad's courage, though, that he didn't just turn back after having so much trouble just getting to Hueco Mundo on that crumbling path. That would have been a doozy of a fall.

Speaking of the 'tunnel' to Hueco Mundo, the backgrounds we saw in this chapter really gave me a 'Final Fantasy' feel - you know, whenever a battle with the final boss was imminent, there would always be some sort of otherworldly dimension that your party would have to traverse first? Considering that Aizen was close at hand, I can't help but feel that Tite Kubo was trying to capture the same 'classic video game' themes for the upcoming confrontation!


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Eat your heart out, Silver Surfer. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Surfer)

2. ...And Ishida's a Show-off. Yup, same old Ishida, as Chad would later observe. Always so confident in himself to the point where he'd annoy the beejesus out of Ichigo!

I was somewhat confused when I read about the 'Hirenkyaku' at first, because it had been so long since we last saw Ishida in action. Then I finally remembered his battle with Mayuri (http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/5678/mangarainbleachch12210eg5.png), and that he had used the technique to move at a speed comparable to the Shinigami's more well-known 'shunpo,' or Flash Steps.

Still, Ichigo and Chad were also required to collect the energy inside the 'Garganta' to make a path for themselves - isn't it the same thing? Well, I suppose Urahara must be using his Hirenkyaku to accomplish the same purpose, only also being able to make his footing more secure and move even faster. Nice.


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Urahara's been leaking a little information, eh.

3. Found Out... While I'm glad that Chad questioned exactly why Ishida had decided to tag along, despite his pact with his father, just to get it out of the way here - I WAS somewhat surprised that Urahara had been so revealing.

I suppose he must have felt that Chad needed to know about the possibility of Ishida leaving the group at some point, that is, if the Soul Society ever happened to change their minds about taking a more active hand.

Somewhat funny that Ishida hadn't even recognized the whole grueling trial of trying to get his Quincy powers back as a sort of training exercise as well. He's probably gotten even stronger as a result of that nightmare, too. Can't wait to see his bow...!


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Don't mind me, I'm just an alley cat...

4. Unexpected Visitor. Ishida certainly looked like he had just gone through sheer hell in that chamber with his father. Guess being pushed to his physical and mental limits and then being shot in the chest will do that! And the battle had gone on for quite a while as well - he didn't seem to stop for a single day since when they first started the night of Grimmjaw's first attack on Karakura Town. Ishida had better not only had his powers restored, but learned a few new tricks, too...!

I liked how Urahara entered - he probably used Benihime to cut through the wall (I think) then seemed to put it away before he entered. Cutting a hole through the wall seemed like a pretty appropriate entry for him, considering he always seems to appear when least unexpected and through the most unusual means. (Anybody remember his flying carpet (http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/3204/m7bleachch18208ou1.jpg)? Heh.)


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Be on the lookout for wisps of smoke, Urahara...!

Even though Urahara put Benihime away, he seemed still on guard and commented how lucky he was that Ishida's father, Ryūken, wasn't around to see him. Ryūken must have been a formidable enemy of the Shinigami - well, either an enemy, or just a particularly feared man. Considering that Urahara was the man who taught Ichigo how to best apply Zangetsu early on, and a former respected Captain of the Goten 13, Ryūken must be something else to make him so nervous. Or maybe Urahara just didn't want to deal with Ryūken's abrasive personality?

I also happened to enjoy the 'chapter title' panel where Ryūken was blowing a wisp of smoke. Although I don't know what the title, 'Silverflame,' seems to mean, I wonder if it has something to do with him.


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Or at least Ichigo thought he was...

5. Loopholes are Fun. I think Ishida gave Urahara a little bit of a scare there when he said initially that he was going to go alone, before he figured out that he COULD accompany Ichigo. Urahara must really be worried about Ichigo at this point, otherwise he wouldn't have risked a meeting with Ryūken just to recruit Ishida in the rescue operation. Hmm.

Anyway, nice that Ishida managed to figure out a way where he could accompany Ichigo to Hueco Mundo without breaking his promise to his father. At least, until Ichigo ever becomes a full-time Shinigami (and that probably won't happen until at least the end of the series), Ishida will be able to assist him on any missions as long as it's not appointed by the Soul Society. Although I wonder if Ishida and his father won't decide to work with the Shinigami at some point. One thing's for sure though - Mayuri will have to be dead or banned from the Soul Society before that ever happens. (I'm shocked that he's still a Captain...)


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Some things never change, does it?

I also found Chad's observation about Ishida being the same as ever pretty accurate. Especially after seeing Ichigo and Ishida exchange their usual bickering comments. It's somewhat refreshing that after all this time of thinking that these two guys would have to stop working together, and they end up teaming up once again and acting like nothing has even changed. There's a definite charm to this team of three guys, and it feels more like old times, just like when they all first entered the Soul Society together, determined and bound to run over everybody that happened to get in their way. The only thing missing is Ishida's bashful and clumsy demenaor around Orihime right now - hopefully that'll change before long.


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Look who's here!

6. Honey, I'm Home. So we have Isshin, Ichigo's father, entering the chamber and meeting Ryūken. Once again, Kurosaki is dressed in his Shinigami attire, walking around like it's no big surprise. He seems like the type who would enjoy flaunting his powers a little bit. Must've been a little bit of a show-off when he was at the Soul Society.

Well, I suppose it's a good time as any to comment on what I think of Isshin being a former Shinigami. When we all found out several volumes ago, I was very pleased (and surprised). Ichigo HAD to have gotten his tremendous spiritual power from somewhere. His father being a former Captain or Vice-Captain - I tend to think it's the latter, because most Vice-Captains usually have armbands designating their divisons - it'd make sense. (Even though Isshin said he was Captain-class, he might still possibly have been Urahara's old VC - after all, Ikkaku was Captain-class, too, yet he's still third in command of the 11th Divison.)

The only mystery now is exactly why Isshin left the Soul Society. Oh, and what about the return of his powers? Ryūken seemed pretty surprised about that.

Here's my theory about that. Urahara has already said it had been 20 long years that Isshin was trapped in a human body. I wonder if Isshin had volunteered to be Urahara's first guinea pig as far as testing the undetectable 'gigai' that was created in order to host the Hougyoku. Maybe mostly because Isshin had fallen in love with Masaki, Ichigo's mother, and had decided that he would like to live on Earth with her, as a normal human being. (Would be a typical reason for Isshin.) However, possibly because Isshin had lost his spiritual powers too quickly as an unexpected side-effect - before Urahara could put the Hougykou within him - it didn't work. So Urahara had to rework the gigai body and then had to choose Rukia as his next candidate.

That would seem to explain why Urahara was a bit worried that Isshin would blame him for the "decrease of his spiritual power" a while ago. But now, why did Isshin regain his powers? Maybe the spiritual power was "born" again in his human body, albeit after a lengthy time?


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The truth can be cruel.

Isshin and Ryūken appaerntly seem to have the same relationship and familiarity with each other that Ishida and Ichigo do now. Like father, like son, I guess! One thing's for sure, though: Isshin isn't just acting when he makes all these goofy remarks.

There was some thought that he was just acting to be silly so that his family would never suspect that he was in actuality a powerful Death God in human form. Should've known it wasn't just an act! Isshin had no reason to pretend in front of Ryūken, except perhaps to annoy him. Somewhat comforting though. I liked Isshin's personality as a kind of comedy relief, and would have hated to see it go.


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Looks like Ishida better not screw up again.

7. Life or Death... Something tells me, judging by Ryūken's words here regarding the restoration of Ishida's Quincy powers, that Ishida had better not remove his sanrei gloves again. I don't think it would result in just the loss of his powers the next time, but also his life as well.

Hmm. Although Ryūken could mean that if Ishida chose to use his powers in order to help the Shinigami, Ryūken might kill his own son. Somehow, I can't see him doing that, though. To go to all the trouble of helping Ishida get his powers back, it's almost more out of love than anything else. I wouldn't blame Ishida for being pretty confused at the moment. Here was a man who he despised so much, somebody who he believed cared more about business and money than he did using his Quincy abilities to help the world, yet he came to help him when there was no one else.


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Even if honesty kills him...?

8. Fathers and Sons. Hmm. When I initially read the chapter, I was disgusted that Ryūken would compare the relationships he and Isshin had with their sons. Unlike Ryūken, Isshin at least had always been with his son, and been there to offer advice, to watch him grow, and BE a father. Yeah, Isshin's a little goofy, and maybe not the best parent ever, but he was still there for Ichigo. Ryūken on the other hand almost completely ignored Ishida, or at least it seemed. Ishida had to rely on his grandfather's support and teachings more.

Still, I suppose it didn't mean Ryūken didn't love Ishida any less, especially now that he HAS taken an active part in his son's life to an extent. He was probably just too busy to be there for him. Reminds me of a line from the "24" television series, "Being a son, or daughter... or a parent... none of it's easy."


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That's one bummed looking girl.

9. Biding Her Time... We got a brief look at Orihime in her "cell" at Las Noches. All the fans who predicted that Orihime had been feeling terrible over healing Grimmjow's arm because it caused the death of somebody else - well, they were right. She knew that the more she healed the Hollows, the more deaths she would probably - even indirectly - cause. Ouch.

I wonder what exactly kind of hold Aizen and the Arrancar have on her. It just seems almost too convenient. Ulquiorra did threaten the deaths of Ichigo and the rest of Orihime's friends, but I'd be surprised if that was all it had been. Orihime went TOO willingly. She seems to be concerned about buying Ichigo and the Soul Society some time to prepare for the war, but didn't she expect that they would be abandoning their training to come after her? Something's fishy about all this.


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What the hell do they eat here?

10. Guardian from Hell. Uh-oh, what's THIS Hollow all about? Looks freaky. Must be one of these over-grown Arrancar like the Grand Fisher. Wouldn't be surprised, though, if it turned out to be rather amicable next chapter, because a spooky appearance like that almost always leads to a rather unexpected first impression.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars.

Predictions: We'll find out what the Hollow's all about. Also, we've yet to see what Urahara has in plan. Not that I know if he'll reveal his cards next chapter, it might be a while.

Credits: Thanks to Binktopia and M7's scanlations, both of which I used for this review. Also Pocketmofo's translation as a first and entertaining read.

Hope you enjoyed, and looking forward to seeing what you think!


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Sit down and tell Daddy what you think! XD

kiddo7
September 05, 2006, 08:20 PM
Yay!!! I just love these recent chapters of bleach, they keep getting better and better.

1.) Yeah Ichigos confidence in himself and others has been pretty much messed up since he fought his first arrancar. He began to beleive in himself a little more now but I think he is still very "messed up inside" and also now he finally realized that there are beings ut there that he cannot beat and that could easily kill him with just the flick of a finger. he is definately more cautious now. I don't think he would try to fight a menos grande by running uip to it and keep chopping away until he could reach the head anymore. That also explains why he acted the way he did towards tatsuki-chan in the last chapter. The ichigo of late is definately more of a realist if not a pessimist than the ichigo we once know who was simply an overconfident bigmouth who refused to rely on common sense. I wish some of that guy would come back a little.

2.) I think it actually makes sense that ishda can travel in this dimension much better than ichigo and chad. From what I can tell, all he has to do is use the same old quicy technique that resembles shyunpo. Ichigo and chad on the other hand have no experiance with manipolating spirit energy around them as their powers seem to originate from within themselfs.

3.)I don't have much to add to this one. Very well said is all.

4./5.) I actually found this scene rather surprising, it almost seemed as if Uruhara was acting out of character. I mean I don't remember him ever saying anithing straight much less going to visit someone he wants to talk to. Usually he just manipulates all the events so that people come to him and usually he just tells them little tidbits and lets them figure out what he really wants afterwards. This almost seemed like an act of desperation, Is he really THAT concerned about ichigo going alone? just dont get it! Also I find it weird that he almost looked surprised when Ishda refused him at first. He usually has better intel than that and knows before hand how people are going to react to him and even if things don't work out as planed he would not let people notice but he would addapt to the situation and add a few tweaks here and there to get things going his way again. But this time, I could swear he almost looks dumb founded in one of the frames. Also I do not think that Ishida's father will hold much of a grudge against him for teaming up with ichigo. I am begining to get the impression that he is even more of a skeemer than Uruhara-san and that this is part of what he intended in the first place.

6.) Isshin appears! he is begining to turn into my favorite character. I love what you said about his character too. He really is plain crazy, it is not just a front. This will go a long way for him in future popularity contests I predict. The part that stuck out the most for me was when ryuken metiond that Isshins powers have RETURNED! this means that he was not even lying to his family in any way, well maybe about his past but we shal forgive him for that now. He never told tham that he was a shinigami because he did not have any powers and he was not in the possition nor expecting to get them back. This can be inferred from his reply to Ryuken. Now what I would like to know is how he loost his powers and if that was the cause or the side effect of him leaving soul society. Your theory makes a lot of sense too and at this point I might want to add that all things considerd If we assume that he left SS around the same time as Uruhara and also that he voulenteered to test tht prototype gigai for uruhara and then add the likelyhood of him being a strong vice-captain rather than a captain. would it be too far fetched to conclude that he was indeed Uruharas vice-captain? Kinda makes sense to me. Anyway back on topic,
I also find it rather interesting that ryukenSeems totaly ok with the fact that ishin is visiting. What I mean is, he shows no real hostility at all towards him. Not even as much as Ishida shows towards Ichigo most of the time. They raather seem like old friends who have slightly different opinions to me. Not at all the enemies that Ishida made the quincy and shinigami out to be. This is also what lead me to beleive that Ryuken really has something tottaly different in mind when he kept telling Ishdia never to work with shinigami. I am also begining to think that he purposely acted as if he had no interest in being a quincy sothat Ishida would choose a certain way of life. and this brings me to your 7th comment;

7.) I do not think he was implying that he will kill his son at all. I think what daddy was trying to say here is... That if ishida looses his powers again there will be now way to get them back. And that he should be old enough to make his own choices in life.

8.)Well now we could also make an argument to contradict your staements. For one thing we do know is that even though Isshin was always at home he did not play the role of a father very well. He actually resembled an extremely annoying little brother more than a father. ANd we also know that ichigo seldom if ever came to him with his problems. Infact his sisters would know more about what is going on with him than did his father. And Ryuken we do not actually know whether he was never at home or what kind of relationship they had after ishdas grandfather died. Al we know is that he was (seemingly) not interewsted in the whole quincy business. But we have no solid proof that he was not at home or there for Ishida when ever he needed to be. It could easily be that aside from the one taboo topic, the quincy in this case, he was really the perfect dad. Well at least as close to perfect as a workaholic banker could be.

9.)You always make good points and ask interesting and thought provoking questions. This was what made the last chapter have such a great impact on me I kept wondering how Inoue could get herself to do their bidding while knowing that in the long run she is helping other being get killed. She must be made of some tough stuff to hold it together as well as she does. And Aizen must have something pretty convincing on her to get her to cooperate like this.

10.) I am really waiting for a rematch with the grand fisher Though i don't necessarily think they will encounter him this time him not being an arrancar and all. Never the less, that thing does look weird. Friend or foe, that is the question.

Great comments once again. ANd just out of curiosity, How many hours a week do you spend working for this child board? I mean doing reaserch for the comments writing them posting your work. reading peoples replys etc. all that jazz. It must add up to at least an equivalent of a part time job.

P.S. Double YAY!!! I got first post on GK's 10 comments! this is my first time ever.

Luckas
September 05, 2006, 08:59 PM
New Comments! I'll post tomorrow, it's 4:00 am and I need sleep. :eyeroll

Gold Knight
September 06, 2006, 03:56 AM
Yay!!! I just love these recent chapters of bleach, they keep getting better and better.

1.) Yeah Ichigos confidence in himself and others has been pretty much messed up since he fought his first arrancar. He began to beleive in himself a little more now but I think he is still very "messed up inside" and also now he finally realized that there are beings ut there that he cannot beat and that could easily kill him with just the flick of a finger. he is definately more cautious now. I don't think he would try to fight a menos grande by running uip to it and keep chopping away until he could reach the head anymore. That also explains why he acted the way he did towards tatsuki-chan in the last chapter. The ichigo of late is definately more of a realist if not a pessimist than the ichigo we once know who was simply an overconfident bigmouth who refused to rely on common sense. I wish some of that guy would come back a little.

Agreed totally with you there. And yeah, Ichigo nowadays, like I said a few weeks ago, definitely seems more at odds with himself than ever now. The stress of having his friends being kidnapped so often, though, I don't blame him for getting a little frustrated and worried.

I'm somewhat surprised now now that I think about it, that Tite Kubo didn't allow Ichigo at least some breathing room and a few more weeks of relaxation before having to deal with such a menace like the Arrancar. But I suppose Aizen, like any good villain, wasn't going to give the hero that much time to recuperate.


2.) I think it actually makes sense that ishda can travel in this dimension much better than ichigo and chad. From what I can tell, all he has to do is use the same old quicy technique that resembles shyunpo. Ichigo and chad on the other hand have no experiance with manipolating spirit energy around them as their powers seem to originate from within themselfs.

Yeah, that does make sense.


3.)I don't have much to add to this one. Very well said is all.

Eh, if you say so. Thanks. :)


4./5.) I actually found this scene rather surprising, it almost seemed as if Uruhara was acting out of character. I mean I don't remember him ever saying anithing straight much less going to visit someone he wants to talk to. Usually he just manipulates all the events so that people come to him and usually he just tells them little tidbits and lets them figure out what he really wants afterwards. This almost seemed like an act of desperation, Is he really THAT concerned about ichigo going alone? just dont get it!

I agree with you there, too. Of course Urahara might have been pressed to visit Ishida, knowing that he was too preoccupied with trying to survive his father to even know about Orihime's abduction.


Also I find it weird that he almost looked surprised when Ishda refused him at first. He usually has better intel than that and knows before hand how people are going to react to him and even if things don't work out as planed he would not let people notice but he would addapt to the situation and add a few tweaks here and there to get things going his way again. But this time, I could swear he almost looks dumb founded in one of the frames. Also I do not think that Ishida's father will hold much of a grudge against him for teaming up with ichigo. I am begining to get the impression that he is even more of a skeemer than Uruhara-san and that this is part of what he intended in the first place.

That same dumbfounded scene is why I mentioned that I think Ishida startled Urahara. I think Urahara actually was expecting Ishida to catch on quickly, or having already come to the conclusion that he would be able to help Ichigo at least. He is a genius, after all. So the words "he's going alone" should have been enough. But Ishida, well - something tells me he was actually more emotional than Urahara thought he would be over Orihime's abduction, and actually spoke before he thought. Then after seeing Urahara's face, he realized that he was missing something. I bet you Urahara was thinking "I thought this kid was smart" for a second. It's kinda a funny scene.

You may be right about his father being a schemer, as well. He probably knew that Aizen was threatening the world, and tried to help in his little way as well. He's not willing to take part as a Quincy, but since his son seems more than prepared, he might as well help his restore his powers back.


6.) Isshin appears! he is begining to turn into my favorite character. I love what you said about his character too. He really is plain crazy, it is not just a front. This will go a long way for him in future popularity contests I predict. The part that stuck out the most for me was when ryuken metiond that Isshins powers have RETURNED! this means that he was not even lying to his family in any way, well maybe about his past but we shal forgive him for that now. He never told tham that he was a shinigami because he did not have any powers and he was not in the possition nor expecting to get them back. This can be inferred from his reply to Ryuken.

I suppose that's true, but he was still hiding a lot from them. ;)


Now what I would like to know is how he loost his powers and if that was the cause or the side effect of him leaving soul society. Your theory makes a lot of sense too and at this point I might want to add that all things considerd If we assume that he left SS around the same time as Uruhara and also that he voulenteered to test tht prototype gigai for uruhara and then add the likelyhood of him being a strong vice-captain rather than a captain. would it be too far fetched to conclude that he was indeed Uruharas vice-captain? Kinda makes sense to me.

Yup, yup. You liked my theory, eh? ;)


Anyway back on topic, I also find it rather interesting that ryukenSeems totaly ok with the fact that ishin is visiting. What I mean is, he shows no real hostility at all towards him. Not even as much as Ishida shows towards Ichigo most of the time. They raather seem like old friends who have slightly different opinions to me. Not at all the enemies that Ishida made the quincy and shinigami out to be. This is also what lead me to beleive that Ryuken really has something tottaly different in mind when he kept telling Ishdia never to work with shinigami. I am also begining to think that he purposely acted as if he had no interest in being a quincy sothat Ishida would choose a certain way of life. and this brings me to your 7th comment;

Well, one of the Shinigami did slaughter nearly the whole Quincy race - which would have been more than enough reason for Ryuken to tell Ishida not to work with them. But yes, I agree with you that Ryuken showed no hostility towards Isshin (other than saying that he was about to vomit at the sight of his attire). And yes, Ryuken seems to have more of an agenda than we all thought - he seemed to be too good at being a Quincy to have stopped wanting to be one at ANY point. Although, of course, the Quincy's method of killing Hollows was kind of a huge double-edged sword, especially to the balance between the spiritual world and the material world, so perhaps that's the reason.


7.) I do not think he was implying that he will kill his son at all. I think what daddy was trying to say here is... That if ishida looses his powers again there will be now way to get them back. And that he should be old enough to make his own choices in life.

Yeah, I agree.


8.)Well now we could also make an argument to contradict your staements. For one thing we do know is that even though Isshin was always at home he did not play the role of a father very well. He actually resembled an extremely annoying little brother more than a father. ANd we also know that ichigo seldom if ever came to him with his problems. Infact his sisters would know more about what is going on with him than did his father. And Ryuken we do not actually know whether he was never at home or what kind of relationship they had after ishdas grandfather died. Al we know is that he was (seemingly) not interewsted in the whole quincy business. But we have no solid proof that he was not at home or there for Ishida when ever he needed to be. It could easily be that aside from the one taboo topic, the quincy in this case, he was really the perfect dad. Well at least as close to perfect as a workaholic banker could be.

I suppose so. Ishida could have just hated his father for no other reason but that he didn't want to be a Quincy.


9.)You always make good points and ask interesting and thought provoking questions. This was what made the last chapter have such a great impact on me I kept wondering how Inoue could get herself to do their bidding while knowing that in the long run she is helping other being get killed. She must be made of some tough stuff to hold it together as well as she does. And Aizen must have something pretty convincing on her to get her to cooperate like this.

Yup. Be interesting to find out what it is, hopefully it's something that makes sense...


10.) I am really waiting for a rematch with the grand fisher Though i don't necessarily think they will encounter him this time him not being an arrancar and all. Never the less, that thing does look weird. Friend or foe, that is the question.

I think the Grand Fisher has already been killed - hasn't he? By Isshin.

Not an Arrancar, eh? Guess we'll see. ^^


Great comments once again. ANd just out of curiosity, How many hours a week do you spend working for this child board? I mean doing reaserch for the comments writing them posting your work. reading peoples replys etc. all that jazz. It must add up to at least an equivalent of a part time job.

It does take some time. I probably won't keep it up forever. It's fun though while I can :)


P.S. Double YAY!!! I got first post on GK's 10 comments! this is my first time ever.


Congrats! :D

Luckas
September 06, 2006, 04:40 AM
It's really hard to find something to add to your indepth comments. :eyeroll Nonetheless I'll try.

4) I think Urahara was mostly worried of Ryuken's behavior and his reaction to the request, not "scared" of him.

5) It is indeed strange that Urahara was surprised of Ishida's initial answer, but the drawning isn't so clear to make a certain assumption. However, Tite was very able to show us in few panel and phrases how Ishida isn't changed at all neither his relationship with Ichigo.

6) That was an interesting scene, even if I'm really annoyed with Tite who keeps piling up secrets. Regarding Isshin and Ryuken, I agrre with you they seem in friendly rapports.

7) I think Ryuken's words should be read literally: from now Ishida is on his own and could easily endanger himself and even his life.

8) Reading it I thought Ryuken was refering to Isshin's beavior regarding Ichigo involment with shinigami. I think Isshin didn't behave correctly towards Ichigo and he should explain a lot of things to Ichigo.

9) I'm with you in this.

Sorry, it sems me today my english is even more horrid than usual, even if I don't know how this could be possible.

Gold Knight
September 06, 2006, 05:36 AM
It's really hard to find something to add to your indepth comments. :eyeroll Nonetheless I'll try.

Awww. Thanks. :D


4) I think Urahara was mostly worried of Ryuken's behavior and his reaction to the request, not "scared" of him.

You're probably right. How could Urahara, the coolest rogue of all, fear anybody? XD


5) It is indeed strange that Urahara was surprised of Ishida's initial answer, but the drawning isn't so clear to make a certain assumption. However, Tite was very able to show us in few panel and phrases how Ishida isn't changed at all neither his relationship with Ichigo.

Yeah, and I'm relieved that Ishida isn't just keeping to himself more than usual. He seems almost like he missed being in their company.



7) I think Ryuken's words should be read literally: from now Ishida is on his own and could easily endanger himself and even his life.

You're probably right.


8) Reading it I thought Ryuken was refering to Isshin's beavior regarding Ichigo involment with shinigami. I think Isshin didn't behave correctly towards Ichigo and he should explain a lot of things to Ichigo.

Somehow, it's like looking at opposite sides of the same circumstance. Both are fathers who belong to two "spiritual warrior" races, if you will - and one son knows about it, the other doesn't. So one son feels burdened with that destiny, even though his father has abandoned it, and chooses to pursue it anyway - the other son is blissfully ignorant of his father's past and lives normally, at least, until his mother was killed, and until Rukia first came to his house.

I think in both cases, the fathers have somewhat fallen short of taking care of their sons properly. In Ryuken's case, he should have supported Ishida more. In Isshin's case, he should have been more honest.



Sorry, it sems me today my english is even more horrid than usual, even if I don't know how this could be possible.


Aside from a few typos, I don't think you have anything to worry about. Your English is quite good. What is your nationality, by the way?

Luckas
September 06, 2006, 05:51 AM
Aside from a few typos, I don't think you have anything to worry about. Your English is quite good. What is your nationality, by the way?
Ah, thanks; I'm Italian. In my mother tongue we generally use more complex phrasing than in english and I do that a lot. My phrases in italian are very complex so when I have to write in english the results are very disappointing and also my vocabulary is very poor.

kiddo7
September 06, 2006, 08:06 AM
Well I think your english is just fine!

Luckas
September 06, 2006, 09:24 AM
Well I think your english is just fine!

Thanks, you're nice.

Binky
September 08, 2006, 08:01 AM
First I'd like to thank Binktopia for doing such a good job on their scanlation this past week. If not for their somewhat 'thin font' typesetting, I would have used more of their work for my images. I'd definitely recommend that they use the more more classic font that M7 uses.

Done and done, not exactly the same as M7, but it's looking more conventional and hopefully in your eyes and in the eyes of others, it'll look better.

Great comments on what I felt was a pretty great chapter, quite a significant amount actually occured this time around where before we'd been dragging through the chapters at a pretty slow rate. Not sure what the hell Aizen's couch was all about though.

Gold Knight
September 08, 2006, 04:26 PM
Done and done, not exactly the same as M7, but it's looking more conventional and hopefully in your eyes and in the eyes of others, it'll look better.

Great to hear :)


Great comments on what I felt was a pretty great chapter, quite a significant amount actually occured this time around where before we'd been dragging through the chapters at a pretty slow rate. Not sure what the hell Aizen's couch was all about though.


Well, sitting in that high chair all the time, he probably needed a break. XD