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04 December 2006 @ 07:30 pm
All color but the black~  
Today Kubo-sensei's Bleach artbook came out! I was very excited, and I highly recommend it for any fans of the series! I really like it! =^o^= I used to not like Kubo-sensei's artwork very much, but after years of working on this series, I think that he's really improved and become something amazing! I love his creativity and his use of colors and themes is really great. ^^ (Still can't compare to Tanemura Arina, whom is arguably the best artist in manga, imo, but he's a shonen mangaka so you can't expect a whole lot to start with...)

For those that like Bleach: Who is your favorite character, and why? Least favorite, too? LOL but be careful, I might argue with you if I have time. I personally love Orihime and everything about her. She's beautiful, super-smart, perky and positive, and cares honestly about people. She also follows her heart. I love where she is in the manga right now, although it's a bit boring because all of the recent chapters have been about Ichigo's battles to save her *yawns* rather than her internal struggles to become stronger and save everyone. I guess that's something that you have to put up with by default when reading shonen manga, especially Shonen Jump's comics. I also LOVE Hitsugaya, Matsumoto, and Gin. My GOD Gin is one scary-ass Shinigami!! I loved him in the manga, the anime, and the musical alike! All three of them are just so freakishly evil, it's great!! ^^ *coughs* And I love Gin x Hitsugaya...... aheh... As for characters that I don't like... I used to really hate Momo because she is stupid and throws away her life on such a wasteful nothing... but then I came to think that her and Hitsugaya's relationship is pretty cute, and she's not SO bad. I still don't really care for her much, but I don't hate her. I've pretty much stopped hating any characters, I mean they're not real anyways.... except for Jinny from Marmalade Boy. She can die, yes. =D Um, I'm not fond of Rukia either, but neh, it's more just a general blah I don't care about her feeling. ^^;; For the record, I do hope that if Ichigo goes for anyone ever, it's Orihime. ^^; They'd make a better pair, Ichigo and Rukia are more like siblings.

So, manga has been my saviour, as it often is. I love manga, I love art of all forms (if you haven't noticed)!! Since I was in diapers, creativity has been my life, my lifeline. It's in my blood (mine, at least). =^__^= More than anything, I love art. ♥

In other things, I got the DVD in the mail for the Switch wo Osu Toki play a few days ago, and sat down and watched it yesterday. At first, it was weird seeing it as you could always see the audience in the background, but the acting was so good and the story so thoughtful that it just drew me again. My japanese has gotten better, and the story was really touching and thought-provoking. I want to recommend it to everyone, since they can finally see it!! You can buy it here. But the only problem is that I think that this is one play that you need at least a rudimentary grasp of japanese to get. I didn't understand all of it by any means, but I enjoyed it with my basic grasp. This isn't a funny musical where everything is in the dancing or action, but a deep, serious play. I really wish in times like these that they would put subtitles on the disc for foreigners who want to order it from overseas. But even so, maybe with my summary on the other link, if you decide to give it a try, maybe it will help understand the story. It's a great story. I felt so inspired that I picked up the novel after months of not looking at it and struggled through a little bit more. I love it, though I wish that it was easier for me to read. I will keep working, and one day I'll be able to read japanese as well as english!

I also have the new Tenimyu dvd, so I watched it. I don't know what to say... actually, I skimmed through it. I didn't like this musical a lot, but there are parts that I really liked, like "Onna no ko to chuu" and Dabide's ad-libs in "Shaba-daba Dabide". =D Also the ending sequences. "Forward my men" takes the cake as the worst english line (it's not funny, it's just sadly... eww.) for a Seigaku fight song, but the song is catchy, especially when coupled with the other ending one. I wonder if I'll ever sit through it and watch the whole thing, though. ^^;; I mean, I saw it live. Why did I buy the dvd, lol? Maybe because I have all the others and I feel that I owe it to me........... oh well, it will all be worth it when they finally reach the Americans arc-time and decide to make more Tenimyus by putting in anime filler!! So, KEVIN on stage!!! I will not be coherent after seeing whatever Ryoma they have by then and whatever Kevin comes in in a DUET. *goes off in fantasy world* Watching all of the others will have been worth it~~~~~~ *drool*

I guess that I've ran out of useless anime things to talk about. I don't talk about anime/manga as often as I should, even though it's something that is in my future. ^-^ My future career~~ *dansu*

PS: It's SO COLD in Tokyo! I am going to freeze to death and why does my heater only go up to 30 degrees (C)? It's all the way up but it's still freezing in here! If you don't hear from me, it's because I actually froze to death overnight....
 
 
 
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the pirate's purple boner wifedoingfirst on December 4th, 2006 10:42 am (UTC)
Orihime and Gin are my favourite characters too. Orihime is just so funny and lovable. She takes everything in stride and draws people towards her, which I think is a wonderful trait, particularly in a character. I tend to get tired of all the angsty characters, and she is refreshingly bright in everything that she does. And Gin is just hilarious. I love how bored he seems with the concept of following the rules, and so he acts completely out of the restraints of acceptable behaviour. As for characters I don't like, Ishida annoys me completely, I don't know why ... maybe it's the martyrdom that he adopts. Urgh, annoying annoying.
It's too bad Bleach is boring me recently! I really love the manga.

Good luck in your pursuits learning Japanese! ^^
shmeebs on December 4th, 2006 11:43 am (UTC)
I think the entire world knows my favorite Bleach character is Gin... he's just so kick ass, and I just know there's more to him than we currently know. I want to find out what he's thinking, what makes him tick, so badly...!!

as for the new myu... I have to admit, I'm smitten. Lol... maybe it's just because I love Rokkaku so much and I think they were played spectacularly. I still want to shout "SPIKE SPEIGAL?" everytime I see Bane and the new actor looking so Spikish doesn't help. I also am rather fond of the new Seigaku cast, especially Eiji (I think he has the perfect smile!), Oishi (can we say hot?), and Ryoma (he's just too adorable...). And um, I will remember, remember, never forget, Hyoutei...? *nods*

do you think they will do anime filler myus? it would be so cool to see the american team *o*
jimmy_thesigerjimmy_thesiger on December 4th, 2006 11:58 am (UTC)
I've missed seeing your posts so much!!!

Ah, I love Kubo Tite's art, he's got really inventive ways of looking at things (and his chapter titles are also amazing). wow, the artbook looks so tempting now :)

Coincidentally, my sis and i picked up our tenimyu dvd from the post today and we've just finished watching it (except for the backstage). actually, i loved the fact that there is this overwhelming love in the air or something when i watch it. the members of seigaku loved each other, and everyone was having fun. and as usual, the rivals sang better and burnt up the stage more than Seigaku. Some traditions never die! I must admit, the ichinen,...stuff...but Kikumaru was worth waiting for.

Kevin. Let's not forget he went naked in the anime. >_< Haha.
xiyu: GinGin- Bloodxiyu on December 4th, 2006 12:36 pm (UTC)
^^ Favourite Bleach character is same as one of yours! GIN! *dances* ^^ I seem to end up liking evil characters, but then again, he is not so bad considered that he said "gomen" with a change in expression [wow!]. LOL. He is cool. ^^;; *nods nods* GinxHitsugaya is so much love!

I wish I could understand Japanese well too. T___T
evangilistevangilist on December 4th, 2006 01:22 pm (UTC)
Wow...the artbook looks really great!

I like Aizen best...>_<" I like him because he is so shrewd and cunning, and it takes a really intelligent person to be able to manipulate the feelings of others the way he does. Not to mention he is drop dead gorgeous. ^_^ My least favourite character....hmmm...I don't really like Ganju very much. No reason for that but I just don't feel comfortable when I look at him >_<
BUNNY [Spocktimus Prime]: BLEACH - sex facesoloproject on December 4th, 2006 01:25 pm (UTC)
My favorite Bleach character is Kenpachi because I sort of aspire to be of the same single-minded gruffly uncle type person he is and have a "lovely object" and minions. Yoruichi is awesome and beautiful too - I would love to be a slinky looking old lady like her. :3
百加☆nitaspitas on December 4th, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC)
I haven't read the Bleach manga, but in the anime, I love the Urahara shop 'family.' I love how they appear as comic relief on the outside, but they all have this scary strength beneath the surface. Also Ichigo's dad, but I accidentally read a spoiler about that... In the myus, it's totally Hitsugaya x Gin all the way XD And I love myu!Orihime's clothes (I wanted her pink and lime green shoes so badly ><) The actress is cute, too :) Oh, and there's a special place in my heart for the random hollow who is the seiyuu for Chinen in the Tenipuri ova.

I liked the new Tenimyu. I didn't like the new Tezuka and Ichinens, but I thought the cast pulled together pretty well. I think I was more willing to accept a new cast after the D-Boys (finally) grew on me during the HyoMyus. I was also happy to see them (minus Shirotan) replaced with actors who fit the roles better... ^^; And I'm really sad I didn't get to see Kujirai on stage. I like the new Oishi, but he sounds too much like Aiba. Generally, I think the new cast is kind of lacking in stage presence, but pretty easy on the eyes and ears. I'm waiting to see how they improve in the next run. ^_^
Kira_Shadowkira_shadow on December 4th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC)
Mh..I'm not really into Bleach...


Maybe I should send you a scarf/muffler instead of chocolate?
*doesn't want you to freeze to death* D:
Ninisa: those lips... o3onini_sa on December 4th, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC)
Gahhh ever since the whole Orihime saving arc I've just had a falling out with Bleach. Like... I don't know if it's boring or what, I just really haven't bothered to go look it up and read it. As for favorite characters, mine are Rangiku, Izuru, and Gin definitely. Rangiku is just an awesome character, Gin is freakishly creepy, and Izuru... I'm not really sure why but I just like him... =3=;;; Least favorite? Hmmm I actually don't really know...
アナベル: Haruhi n__nhikaru_yui on December 4th, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC)
o.O waaa right now here in Mexico are 6 degrees. *__* I love when is cold, I love to go out in this season... u__u xD

My favorite Bleach character:
Hitsugaya, Renji and Ichigo. (more Hitsugaya xD)
I love this charaster for his personality, I love that he always help Matsumoto ans all the relationship that they have, I really don't like the Hitsugaya/Hinamori, I prefer Hitsugaya/Gin! *__*!!!
Renji, because he has a strong personality and I love his song xDD... his voice and the chiche that he always are fighting with Ichigo.
And Ichigo because he has a grat heart and always keep in mind to be more stronger for protect the people that are important to him, I love that of him.

-Orihime is a great character... and I think she's one of the strongest characters in Bleach, because she has a strong heart.

Take care. HUGS*
アナベル: oh shit!hikaru_yui on December 4th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC)
ohhh did you saw something about Zombie Powder another Kubo's-san work?

Is because I like that manga so much... but he didn't finished because of Bleach.
~Elle~suthrnbellechan on December 4th, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad to see that you're feeling happier!

As for fave BLEACH character hmm.. It would haev to be Byakuya, i dunno i just always feel a connection to the things he feels and does. Hard to explain ne? lol

Least fave? hmm... thats hard... but i guess in general i just kinda don't liek Rukia. Granted i think her and Renji would be super cute together, she's jsut not on my top list
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Elvy: Bleach - WINZsoundsoft_elvy on December 4th, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC)
1.) Kisuke
2.) Uryu
3.) Gin

*peace signs* Not too much of an Orihime fan in the sense of she's just not a top favorite but that doesn't mean I don't like her. =)
dream_rainedream_raine on December 4th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
hmmm...I think after pondering, my fave chracter is Ichigo...he is one cool dude and fights for what he believes in...I've always love Kubotite's work, his street style and character design...I don't really hate anyone in Bleach, because except for the random chracters, they all look good
現実逃避: dork workshiroro on December 4th, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
My fav has got to be Ishida. XD He's like. . . dork to the 2nd power and I love nerds. x_x; Well, not REAL ones, but he's a nerd that can fight! XDDD I can fangirl about him AND laugh at him at the same time. XD haha