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Why do Bleach autists reeee'd over the fact that Rukia didn't become Ichigo's endgame? I mean I thought it was obvious from the beginning that they would remain friends.

Like,even if you take Orihime out of the equation,I'd doubt he would be paired with Rukia,hell I'd take Riruka over Rukia any day you know or idk Neliel?

tl;dr :
>Why the fuck is Ichigo x Rukia so popular around here
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People will throw a fit no matter what. /a/ is not one person.
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>>166526700
Because Rukia is great and Orihime is one of the worst character in the series who's just copied Rukia's arc.
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I just thought Orihime was annoying. I liked her at first, she was cute and ditzy, but then she was kidnapped and became an insufferable moeblob, a shell of her former self.
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>>166526700
You're right, but you just opened up a can of worms OP.
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While I shipped Ichigo & Rukia, I could have accepted him ending up with just about anyone else. Orihime is the worst character in the manga IMO.. Tatsuki or the eel lady would have been good choices.
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>>166526700
It's multi-faceted.
First the overwhelming majority of people here who stayed with Bleach til the end started by watching the anime, which was heavily biased towards IchiRuki.

Everyone idolizes the Soul Society arc due to a mixture of nostalgia and lack of arc fatigue. And SS was an arc with Ichigo as the protagonist and Rukia as the heroine.

People like outspoken characters. Look at Kamina's following. Quiet characters are often overlooked/disregarded in fiction.

And finally it was the marketing of the series and the headcanon of the fanbase leading to mass delusion. Even when Rukia often fell out of the spotlight everyone still considered her the heroine of the story, hell even some would go so far as to say that she was the deuteragonist despite being laughably wrong.

Ichigo/Orihime made the most sense all around and actually had quite obvious build up.
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>>166526760
this
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>it was obvious
Do you even understand what you're saying? In Bleach nothing is obvious. Shipping cancer needs to die though. It ruined my cardcaptor sakura threads.
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>>166526700
>why would you ship the two main characters with endless screen time and chemistry together instead of with characters they interact with maybe three times in 366 episodes?
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>>166526700
More importantly why would a guy choose flat chested ugly midget?
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>>166526700
Orihame and Ichigo didn't spent any time together nor did Ichigo showed any inerest in either of them romantically. Honestly him being with either would have been a asspull but Orihime is worse because she is a shit character.
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>>166528014
.t female reader that doesn't understand men
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>>166527851
Flat chested midgets need love too
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I like to think Urahara's involvement in getting Ichigo to notice Orihime's outfit was what finally made Ichigo "notice" Orihime.
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I'm just glad Rukia isn't dead.
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Who care Hitsugaya won best girl.
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>>166528197
she is dead though.
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>>166528367
Rangiku?
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>novels
Fuck I don’t want to read, continue the series kubo.
It ended so nonchalantly.
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>>166527851
Excuse me, Rukia is a flat chested beautiful midget.
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>>166528749
Why do you post her redesign?
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>>166526700
Because they're entitled faggots. Kube did it specially to spite them after years of harassment.
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>>166528706
Bleach never had great writing anyway, it was the character designs and art like the great backgrounds.
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>>166528781
I think Kubo baited them so they're not entirely at fault, but if you think Orihime wasn't written as the endgame since long ago, I'm afraid you're just one of the people who fell for the bait.
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>>166528367
he actually got Karin?
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>>166528985
May be that she was, I don't care, but I'm sure he felt some satisfaction at their tears after all the threatening and demanding emails, tweets, and letters they sent him along all those years.
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>>166526700
Did they seriously think the mortal Ichigo would hook up with the immortal Rukia? That's fucking retarded.
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At least Rukiafags weren't as delusional as SakuNaru shippers.
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>>166526896
>character that barely appears
>good choice
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>>166529088
>Did they seriously think the mortal Masaki would hook up with the immortal Isshin? That's fucking retarded.
Of all the reasons people rag on IchiRukists for, this aspect is actually not a problem according to canon.
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>>166528014
Ichigo doesn't show interest in her until the last arc really, but they spend a fuck ton of time together.
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>>166528175
>Delusional people at the time in bleach threads who were insisting those chapters weren't blatant orihime setup
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>>166529184
Its a legitimate problem, although not an impossible one. The problem with it is that one of them would have to give up on their life and live in the other world.
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>>166529020
Karin went to shit after she became another titty monster.
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>shipping wars
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>Retsu's bankai finally gets an official animation
>still does nothing
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>>166529827
>official animation
Where?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ck8ohwSoOs
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>>166526700
B-b-but muh sun and moon! Muh parallels with Isshin and Masaki! Kubo did Ichihime just to spite his fans!
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>>166529869
>>166529913
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>>166529184
Isshin gives up SS though. Rukia was never going to do such a thing; she had her job, and Renji/Byakuya. Ichigo and Rukia were fine when parting ways at the end of the SS arc unlike Isshin and Masaki who were worried about it each other.
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>>166526700
Ichirukifags were always a loud minority within the Bleach fanbase. Most readers simply did not see Ichiruki as a thing whilst the Ichihimefags were slowly growing in numbers after the HM arc much to the chagrin of said Ichiruki autists so they constantly came up with bullshit theories/essays, twisted Kubo's words in the interviews he gave and contributed falsified misinformed to make it look like Ichihime was so vehemently hated in Japan when most people didn't care for shipping and still saw Ichihime coming. They were that threatened.
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>>166526700
a million hints from the story. the eyefucking they did at every opportunity. the fact that only ahe gets through to him. their bankai/final getsuga being yin yang. etc etc etc. its clear the end was a fuck you from kubo for being cancelled.
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>>166529827
This double Kenpachi summon gave me nostalgic butthurt. Stupid Zaraki and his poor control of power.

On top of that, I still don't have her. BanKen's kind of underwhelming, BroKen is better.
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>>166529913
They advertised the gacha with her "There can only be one Kenpachi" line which is nowhere in the game, could it be that Klab first planned to use it as summon phrase but later decided to use "Farewell, the only man who brought me joy" instead?
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>>166529630
>being this wrong
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>>166526896
>Tatsuki

My fucking nigga
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>>166528014
Ichigo had plenty of time with Orihime. In fact I'm sure if you autistically counted up scenes it'd be way more than he had with Rukia. The romantic aspect wasn't deftly handled but it was blatantly obvious. If you followed this series after SS and actually thought IchiRuki was still on the table then you're wildly delusional.
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>>166530152
Isshin had his job, his niece and nephews, and his family actually got demoted from nobility because he left. And if Rukia loved Ichigo, she could've chosen him over her good friend Renji and the brother-in-law she's not really close with Byakuya.

The difference between shinigami and human wouldn't be a problem in the kind of story that Bleach is. Rather, Ichigo and Rukia don't love each other like that, and that's it.
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>>166530324
Probably just had her voice multiple lines from the manga for coolness factor
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>>166530544
I wish they play more of Kenny's line aside from "Drink, Nozarashi" and "HEAUARRHAOHGHGHWHGGWHHH"
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>>166527000
>hell even some would go so far as to say that she was the deuteragonist despite being laughably wrong
This is also the marketing’s fault. Nip Wikipedia page described her as the other main protagonist, and I believe Kubo himself said in one of the popularity poll/datebook thingys that he considered her the protagonist on the Shinigami side while Ichigo represented the Human world. Which is Kubo bullshiting as usual but it was word of god nonetheless

>>166526804
>>166526813
I think Orihime (and the female characters in general) suffered from change in art style after a certain point. She was cute up to Mexico, but after that not so much. Meanwhile Rukia got that awful haircut and started to look like an Icefaggot clone
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>>166530617
sorry, that would be money taken away from paying Ichigo's and Shuhei's voice actors to show up every fucking bankai live stream
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>>166530481
>the brother-in-law she's not really close with Byakuya.
This is a joke, right? She's obsessed with Byakuya, I bet she chooses him over Renji all the time even after marriage.
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>>166530156
>Ichirukifags were always a loud minority within the Bleach fanbase
Ichirukifags were many things but a minority wasn’t one of them. They did however dwindle considerably in the last arc and the ones that remained got meaner and louder until they were frankly an embarrassment. Looking at you LoN
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>>166530220
>Much headcanons prove Ichihime was a fuck you from Kubo.

Back to dumblr with you.

There was no "eyefucking". Rukia is not the only one who gets through to him, we've been shown a multitude of times how all of his friends get through to him.

>their bankai/final getsuga being yin yang.
>Literal headcanon.
Their Bankai/FG have no connection to eachother, neither in the context of the manga nor from a design perspective, what's more Rukia's Bankai was revealed back to back with Renji's with Ichigo nowhere in sight, I could draw more parallels between them. Furthermore Rukia's Bankai reveal was used as development between her an Byakuya, Ichigo was completely out of the picture here.
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>>166530356
Whom are you quoting?
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>>166530714
If you haven't noticed, Renji's not just her "good friend" either. What I'm saying is that in Bleach, there is precedence of a human and shinigami falling in love and being together, so that alone is not a valid reason to disqualify a pairing.
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>>166530664
Post timeskip Orihime was legitimately attractive and I like how Kubo steered away from the cutesy teenage girl to a more womanly look to accommodate the inevitable ending.
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>>166527000
>People like outspoken characters. Look at Kamina's following. Quiet characters are often overlooked/disregarded in fiction.

Not really, people don't like characters that don't do anything, quiet or loud. Lots of stoic/quiet characters are popular, Piccolo, Batman, etc.
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>>166526700
I was to busy reeeeeing over the fact I got shit for seeing ichigos true bankai along with countless of characters bankais.
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>>166531383
She did more than half the cast but a number of them are still liked more.
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>>166526700
>idk Neliel?
Neliel would make the most sense given the fact that she's just Masaki in hollow form and the only one who has any desire to nurture Ichigo
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>>166530664
I mean, lets be honest. Kubo made a manga where he could dress people up in cool clothes and poses. It did look cool. So he did that right, but you could tell they were making up the story as they went. The fact that the filler was more inspired than some of the main plot is a bad sign.
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>>166527851
maybe ugliness turns him on?
clearly that can't be the case since he had the hots for his mom.
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>>166532881
What? Orihime follows Ichigo around like a lost puppy making sure he doesn't get any ouchies, she's probably the most caring and nurturing towards EVERYONE in the series.
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>>166526700
Because the banter Ichigo and Rukia had in the first arc was cute.
And then they never had any chemistry ever again, but shippers latch onto that shit anyway.
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>>166528014
Rukia's shit too
>>166528175
>Urahara shipped Ichihime so they could breed the ultimate hybrid
really makes you think
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>>166529913
I expected it to be a lot better.
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>>166532987
I wonder how Aizen reacted to Kazui. Ichigo becoming a father must've reached his ears.
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>>166526700
all shippers regardless of specific ship are braindead garbage people
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>>166526700
Because of the whole rescue soul society arc.
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>>166532961
She also needs him to nurture her in turn which wouldn't work since Ichigo's an insecure manchild who knows nothing about taking care of others.
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>>166526700
>Why do

Stop there.
Bleach was ruined because the studio demanded Kubo pick up the pace and end it.

Bleach may be the first Manga to have an Anime Original Ending
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>>166526700
Because they spent too many years shitposting about it to admit that they were wrong.
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>>166533612
>Bleach may be the first Manga to have an Anime Original Ending
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>>166533081

Actually it's much more simple than that, they're not people, they're locusts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bx5JUGVahk
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>>166526700
because shippers are a form of life even lower than furries.
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>>166527346
>In Bleach nothing is obvious
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>>166529114
Naruto genuinely wanted to date and bone Sakura though. Ichigo was never interested in Rukia romantically.
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>>166534431
One word. Aizen
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>>166526700
Everyone knows the biggest IchiRuki faggot around was Kubo himself. Ending Bleach like this was Kubo's way of saying 'fuck everything' to anyone who isn't a speedreader. He clearly had to rush this and didn't like any of it. So instead of ending it properly he copy pasted the Naruto ending, including the kids stuff. It's the biggest act of defiance a professional artist who tries to stay in business can go for. It's a sad thing overall but I'm fine with him having done that.
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>>166534700
Bleach has consistently been one of the most predictable shonen out there due to the repetitive use of the asspull formula. The only time it stopped being preditable was when it was announced that it was going to end and shit got rushed like there was no tomorrow.
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>>166534908
Lol
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>>166532881
Neliel is best girl
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>>166526700
Ichigo belongs to Aizen.
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>>166530220
You forgot the shojo bubbles.
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>>166526896
Actually, I agree. Even if he ended up with someone different than Rukia I would've accepted it. But Orihime of all people, it felt surreal to me and still does.
The pairings weren't even the main problem for me, they just were icing on the cake that was the terrible, rushed manga's ending.
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>>166535857
>I ---------------
What did Sosuke mean by this?
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>>166536196
>Sosuke
I wanted Ichigo to call him by his given name. Who else besides Kyoraku and Shinji have called him like that?
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>>166536358
It's strange how Ichigo of all people calls Aizen by his surname, given the fact Ichigo is known to call the other Shinigami by their given names (Which is seen as a sign of disrespect in Japan depending on the relationship and position of the other person), yet calls he doesn't do it with Aizen, his ENEMY. It's strange.

Did Aizen program Ichigo or something to address his "creator" with respect?
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>>166536876
Ichigo is pretty relaxed towards addressing the captains
>calls old man genocide old man
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>>166535829
>think she'd be a good party member after being useless all that time
>can't even win a single fight
>reverts to her chibi state again
God damnit Kubo. You're such a master of subversion it's not even funny.

>>166534431
>>166534924
>bleach
>predictable
Level zero readers.
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I miss the ride.
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>>166536876
Calling him by surname isn't really respect, it's more like distance. It'd be respect if he called him Aizen-san, but he doesn't use honorifics with him (and most characters).
Aizen was his enemy for 90% of the story, so if he called him Sousuke (without honorific) it would sound he's best pals with him. Which is partly why Byakuya would flip his shit whenever Ichigo called him that way.
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>>166539415
>would sound he's best pals with him
I wish they were. They understand eachother though.
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>>166534908
This delusion.
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>>166526700
I shipped Ichiruki but I didn't whine about it in the end. I just thought they fit together the best.
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>>166526700
I'm literally the biggest Bleachfag on /a/

I never once cared about shipping.
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>>166540955
That's genderbent Ichigo and Rukia right?

If so It's funny how Rukia still looks exactly like Rukia despite being depicted as male here.
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>>166541184
Indeed.
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>>166526700
Yeah yeah, that's cool and all, but how about Aizen's chair?
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>>166532987
>>Urahara shipped Ichihime so they could breed the ultimate hybrid
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>>166527000
>Obvious build up
Which is why a timeskip was needed for all of this garbage? Kishimoto got away with it because the movie about Naruto and Hinata came right after the end of the manga.
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>>166541468
A timeskip wasn't needed I imagine it was more Kubo who just wanted to show the kids without being able to draw it out any longer. Kubo isn't some incredible romance writer and Bleach was an action shonen first and foremost but to a good majority of the readers it was pretty obvious that Ichigo and Orihime were going to end up together.
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>>166526804
This.
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>>166541374
Aizen did it first with the HM arc.
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>>166542525
Aizen was just a pawn used by Yhwach though.
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>>166530664
>two anons argue about Orihime's character being shit
>"oh yeah I agree the artstyle got shit after a while"
Please leave.
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>>166542590
Yhwch didn't tell/order him to kidnap her.
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>>166542711
He didn't need to, he can warp reality.
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>>166526700
Kill yourself, Rukia should have won
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Ah, we're back to doing this again
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>>166526700
Rukia autists were no different than the tumblr Sakurafags.

As pretty much everyone could see in the weekly Bleach threads.
Go ahead and drop 'muh parallels and shoujo bubbles' shit again faggots.
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>166543094
>putting "muh" in front of a valid argument makes it untrue
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>>166543165
It never was a valid argument you colossal faggot. Your ilk was told this time and time again well before the ending of that shit show. And guess what? You were wrong. Everyone with half a brain knew where the series was going but Rukiafags would kill Bleach threads whenever Orihime showed up for a single panel because it threatened your delusional headcanon.
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I will never stop laughing.

https://imgur.com/gallery/XcMWY
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>>166529827
What do you want? There is no anime version of it so they have to make do with Manga panels and author notes.

So how long will it be for Power Armor Yoruichi to show up again? And how long will it be for God of Thunder, I need dat cat.
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In the end I think it just boils down to paneltime. Ichigo and Rukia are given more time or emotional interaction between each other than any other character, and only because Kubo watched the poll ratings and knew what would sell.

If we had more character development with Renji/Rukia and Ichigo/Orihime it probably wouldn't have seemed to have come from so far out of left field at the end.
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I was IR myself but holy shit, I accepted the end, the rest was just laugh and cry reading people suffering like it was the end of the world.
Anal devastation at it's best.
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>>166526700
Shipfags ruin everything in every fucking series
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>>166531435
>She did more
She literally did nothing for the entire Hueco Mundo arc, except some healing here and there.
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>>166534456
>Ichigo was never interested in Rukia romantically.
Ichigo was never interested in anyone romantically, he's a non-character.
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>166543465
>If I keep saying it was not a valid argument, it will eventually be true
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>>166537775
>Level zero readers.
Kudos to Kubo for actually coming up with that shit, it gave a reason to autists like you to pretend Bleach was actually a deep and complex manga and to keep reading it.
Too bad the editors weren't fooled.
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>>166542889
She did.

>Got a decent fight in the final arc
>Achieves Bankai
>Finally gets acknowledgement from Nii-sama
>Became a Captain
>Is happily married to the devoted Childhood Friend who never stopped loving her
>Gave birth to a cute-as-fuck daughter
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>>166528175
Orihime looks like Ichigo's mom.
Adult Ichigo's Mom, teen Ichigo's Mom...they're both Orihime. They're practically the same person except
One was smug
The other was a ditz
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>>166545593
.t level zero reader
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>>166526804
Rukia is great but that doesn't mean she has to end up with Ichigo. I prefer them as friends.
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>>166527619
>the two main characters with endless screen time
They barely interact with each other after the first arc.

>muh chemistry
Fuck off back to dumblr.

>instead of with characters they interact with maybe three times
So you read the manga with your ass instead of your eyes. Good for you.

>in 366 episodes?
Confirmed animeonlyfag, just like the majority of the IchiRuki fandom.
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>>166528367
But Toshiro didn't end up with anybody.
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>>166529114
>IchiRukifags
>not as delusional as NaruSakufags

Anon, I don't know what to say...
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People like to ship friendships and they thought Rukia was better than Orihime.

Personally I liked Rukia as a character more than Orihime, but Orihime obviously had deeper feelings for Ichigo and felt more like a gf character because she was prettier. I never read the ending of Bleach though I dropped it after XCUTION or whatever it was.
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>>166535829
My nigger. So much lost potential. Fucking Kubo. I really think she had and would have the best/cutest interactions with Ichigo too.
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>>166546689
>and felt more like a gf character because she was prettier
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I'm not into shipping or romance, but it's easy to see why "boy and girl from different worlds meet, change each others' lives and subsequently fall in love" would be seen as more romantic, and as such more likely to be shipped, no matter what actual manga said. The same goes for UlqiHime, which if it happened, would be the same shit as HxH's Mereum/Komugi for example and it was loved by fans. Both of these scenarios are cliché as hell, but still IchiHime looks kinda boring compared to them.
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>>166547068

My 2c she seemed prettier to me with better figure and softer face, longer hair whereas Rukia was short and harsher face and bad figure. But I am a het woman so I might not be the best judge.
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>>166547098
I didn't ask why you'd think Orihime is prettier, I was just pointing out how retarded that line of thinking is.
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>>166547162

If someone has 2 LIs they will probably go with the one who is better looking. It makes for a better couple in visual medium as well.
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>>166547213
Jesus Christ. I feel sorry for you and whoever has to put up with you on a daily basis.
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>>166546617
Do you have all the pages of this thread?
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The superior ship.
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>>166547288

I can't imagine why sorry if you don't have much experience in real world.
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>>166546813
Lost potential describes most Bleach characters. Orihime had lost potential as well with how useless she was, even if she was still one of the most boring characters.
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>>166547397
You're vain in addition to being a fucking boor, that's reason enough.
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>>166526814
so is their kid already dead when it's born? Renji and Rukia are both dead. Isn't it fucked up to give birth to a living dead child?
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>>166547501

I'm not vain, I never claimed to be pretty though I obvs try to be (so do we all). But that good looking people are more desirable as bfs/gfs. SORRY TO BREAK THE BAD NEWS.
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>>166547605
I've always been dead, Conan.

I was dead long before you were born, and I'll be dead long before you're dead.
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>>166547315
I have 70 pages saved. Do you want me to post them all here?
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>>166526804
>>166526896
>>166528014

>IchiRuki should have happened because Orihime is a shit character.

So a pairing should happen just because you find a character to be dislikable?
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>>166546617
>Kubo puts in the 5 lives speech for Orihime
>people actually thought Rukia had a chance after that

Holy fuck the delusion. Also love this "a friend of a friend is friends with Kubo TRUST ME" shit. Kubo was a master troll down til the end. From destroying the Rukia granting Ichigo power scene by having Facebook do the same shit, to the "Death and the Strawberry" ending.

Anyone still have that fake Ichika leak? That was mind boggling at the time.
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I was a fan if ichiruki but we all one the ship sank when backstory with renjin during saving rukia soul society arc.
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>>166547817
Make an imgur album
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>>166548031
>Anyone still have that fake Ichika leak? That was mind boggling at the time.

https://desuarchive.org/a/thread/146145448/
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>>166548293
Kubo would be proud
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>>166548293
Legendary.
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>>166543552
>load 549 more images
personally would have preferred IchiRuki due to the bland character of Orihime, but this is gold.
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>>166548031
>Kubo puts in the 5 lives speech for Orihime
>people actually thought Rukia had a chance after that
To be fair, Kubo often didn't deliver on the build-up and made shit up along the way. Orihime's feelings not amounting to anything would be just one of many examples (even relating to Orihime).
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>>166526700
It wasn't the pairing shit. It was how Kubo cockblocked everyone out of a good final fight.
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>>166543552
Who made this album? Did an Ichihimefag seriously have so much time on their hands to the point were they actually stalk Ichiruki blogs/websites I and compile an album consisting of over 500+ images showcasing ichiruki autism?
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>>166548679
Nope: https://boards.fireden.net/a/search/username/ru-anon/capcode/user/
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>>166548846
You are God among men, anon. You remind me of someone though.
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>>166548679
Yes, it's funny and appreciated. IRcucks should have their pathetic reactions displayed everywhere to see.
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>>166530222
>BroKen
please off yourself
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>>166526700
Because they dont understand that you can love someone without fucking her
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>>166548565
>Orihime's feelings not amounting to anything would be just one of many examples (even relating to Orihime).

>Got to fight beside Ichigo against the Big Bad.
>Had Ichigo return her feelings
>Ended up married to him and bore him a cute and op child

u wot mate?
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>>166526700
They don't understand that Oppai is everything.
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>>166548597
Explain the hall of buttdevastation then.
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>>166547070
I knew it would be Ichihime from the start but, it would actually have made sense to pair her with ulquiorra instead. Now I kinda wish they wouldve done that.
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I wanted Rukihime but I knew it was never going to happen but I really wanted Rukia to end up with her brother more than anything
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>>166551331
Keyword: "would". I'm saying that obvious hints for IchiHime weren't enough to invalidate any other pairing because Kubo is known to "forget" hints and plot points and not deliver on years of build up.

If Ichigo didn't end up with Orihime, it would (WOULD) be just another example. Just like Orihime wanting to reject Hogyoku which didn't just fail, it was never brought up again after she initially stated her will. Or like her training her offensive abilities in arrancar arc and never using them again (aside of that one minor Ginjo scene).
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>>166551331
>All forced as hell.
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>>166553266
>This ship which has the girl head over heels in love with the guy who treats her kindly is forced.
>But the other ship which has two people who have no romantic development or interest with each other and has been stated by Word of God to only be just good friends should've ended up together.

Ichirukifag "logic" at its finest.
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>>166553688
to be fair, they probably only saw the anime where they made Orihime afraid of Ichigo early on instead of her crushing on him.
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I think Ichigo obviously liked Rukia, but there is a subtext of the relationship being kinda impossible, and I think it's good writing for his character to have not made a big deal out of the denial of a single romantic interest. It makes plenty of sense that he would be satisfied with and welcoming to a relationship with Orihime, as she's more of a peer and lives in the same reality, definitely liked him, etc. I just don't know how you could write the two Ichigo and Rukia together without making them selfish assholes.
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>>166546346
Matsumoto glave Toshirou the bedroom eyes in the past chapter. We all know Kubo jas some porn of them fucking somewhere.
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Kubo had already said in 2008 that between Ichigo and Rukia there weren't romantic feelings, that they were simply important nakama.
He had even made the Bleach pilot chapter with Ichigo and Orihime in love with each other and Rukia supporting them.
It's so easy to destroy Ichiruki arguments.
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>>166554055
Ichigo never liked Rukia in a romantic sense
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>>166526896
>>166536186
How was he going to end with anyone else if Orihime was the romantic interest from the start?
I wonder how people is able to be so wrong in their perceptions. I suppose they put a blindfold on their eyes so they only see what they prefer. It's the typical shippers' behavior after all.
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>>166554055
>I think Ichigo obviously liked Rukia
She could have been a mom to him.
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>>166533612
Kubo didn't like that the anime changed things of his manga, and this even gave him stomach age
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>>166528781
>>166528985
>>166530220
>>166534908
Ichiruki fans deceived themselves. It was their only way to continue shipping Ichiruki because Kubo had sunk it many years ago when they said they were just nakama.
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>>166555824
He said
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>>166530220
So that's the power of shipping goggles.

It's interesting how those make you see things that don't exist while missing all the blatant ichihime shit all around.
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>>166545269
It's simply because they are a boy and a girl. Many series have paneltime and a close relationship between 2 males and people (except fujoshi) don't think they can end together.
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>>166548679
A pity that those are just the first reactions after the last chapter. Since then they have written much more stupid posts.

And I would also like a compilation of their delusions during the years before the ending.
I read on Mangafox forums the Bleach Romance subforum, especially the Ichiruki vs Ichihime thread, with more than 400 pages of deluded arguments, and it was really fun, but now the Mangafox forums have disappeared forever,
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>>166526700
Because Rukia and Ichigo totally could've happened if Ichigo had sacrificed his life and become a ghost. Instead he remained human, removing any sense of sacrifice from his victory, and then he picked the worst girl.
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>>166557113
At least Ichigo didn't have to give up his dream of having a career as a ?????.
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>>166556682
Go through the anti-kubo tag on tumblr if you wanna laugh. It's tumblr, I know but damn. The bitter tears of delusional shippers are just so fun.
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>>166557113
Why would his victory need sacrifice? We had that with the Aizen fight already.

The better ending would have been Ichigo using his full arsenal of powers with Ishida/Aizen/Renji tagging in and taking down Yhwach as a combined effort. No sacrifice needed. Of course all you want is IR shit though.
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>>166557113
Ichigo and Chad had more possibilities
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>>166554726
You forget that Kubo has said a lot of bullshit things in Bleach's run.
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>>166541374
So Ichigo is a Hollowfied Half Soul-Reaper, Half-Quincey, Fullbringer human and Orihime is a big boobed lady with mini people that arent affective but can manipulate time and reality. What are they making?
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God, how long are people going to pretend to like IchiHime and RenRuki? These people barely existed before the ending. I'm thoroughly convinced they are just trolling.
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>>166557781
Orihime has different powers and rejecting reality is insanely powerful. I believe one of the novels following Bleach said she was a different type of human so Kazui is basically even more of a special snowflake than Ichigo was at this point.
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>>166557958
You mistake your vocal minority shitposting as a "majority of the fanbase". Most people don't care for shipping at all, it's just laughing at delusional IchiRuki cucks that literally turned into NS 2.0. IH and RR are fine, nothing offensive about them.
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>>166557754
Kubo has had many interviews and have answered many things, many of them true, and this one it was the truth about Ichigo and Rukia's relationship, and Ichiruki fans simply didn't want to believe it because it would sink their ship
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>>166558114
So what? You can't deny the fact Kubo changes his mind constantly.
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>>166558197
But Kubo didn't change his mind at all regarding the ships. He wanted Ichiruki to be a friendship and that's what their relationship is throughout the entire manga.
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Does anyone still have the pic of the mod meltdown at DB that DBanon posted last year? When they closed the general section.
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>>166561294
http://imgur.com/gallery/FseWz
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>>166562775
Thanks man.
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>>166526700
I was hoping for some left-field choice like Riruka, Nel, or Tatsuki, to maximize the shipper butthurt.
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They never went back for Ashido
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>>166563991
I would've loved to see Tatsuki to win the Ichigobowl
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>>166558197
Except Kubo didn't change his mind at all. The scrapped pilot had ichihime, the series had orihime introduced with a crush on Ichigo, and he stated in an interview years ago that IR wasn't romantic at all. It was very clear that Kubo himself wanted IH and RR.
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Wait I thought Ywach destroyed that timeline where they were all married and happy or something?
Have I just been remembering wrong?
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>>166557650
Isn't he like totally dreamy?
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>>166565997
>>166563991
Tatsuki is a lesbian though.
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I would have shipped Ichigo with Rukia if rukia had bigger tits. Tits were the only reason I shipped IchiHime tbqh. Romance wise, Ichigo with rukia would have been a superior outcome.
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>>166567470
Bisexuals are a thing you know anon
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>>166567947
In fiction sure. But so do giant demons and magical pixies. So lets not use that as an argument
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>>166567430
Go to bed Momo
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>>166566580
Kazui saved the day. Nice speedreading.
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>>166557650
the precious
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>>166548142

I wouldnt say so.

Ichigo and Rukia's relationship would have made more sense in light of it. Sure it was all but stated that Renji had it bad for Rukia, HOWEVER when she wanted nothing more than for someone to say "I want you to stay with me." Renji let her go thinking that would be best for her and what she wanted.

Interface that with Ichigo moving LITERALLY HEAVEN AND EARTH to get her back even though she gave him every opportunity to live on and forget about her.

However, that storyline only exists in a more interesting manga than Kubo could have ever hoped to pen.

IchigoxYoruichi OTP.
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>>166568908
Did Urahara marry Yoruichi in the end of the series?
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>>166569037
She stayed in SS. He is in tRW
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I shipped IchiRuki even if Ichigo is a total faggot. I could deal with IchiHime or platonic ending just fine, but RenRuki is the worst.

On top of having zero development, (they just become romantically involved during... nobody fucking knows because it's so vague, the amount of development shown is greater even between Ichigo and Ishida) Renji's abhorrent and possessive behaviour should push away any sane women.

If Kubo hadn't kept creating more and more characters, he could've spent all the time and pages he spent on THEIR backstory on the original cast instead. The whole story would've improved and made more sense if everything revolved around Soul Society instead of Mexico and Germany.
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>>166530222
yeah im leveling the new kenachi right now. honestly he doesn't feel that good. not only does his trait means hes not going to be a good tank, hes lacking the move that buffs everyone.
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>>166526700
For me it's because of scenes like this
You don't look at someone who's "just a friend" like this
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>>166526700
Because tsunshitters. Rukia was always like another guy.
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>>166569888
People in the beginning rumoured that Ichigo and the new transfer student were a couple. Ichigo himself worried about rumors spreading. And then she decided to leave just when they had the courage to straight ask her if she had the hots for Ichigo. She obviously lied for three reasons when she said no; she had the same acting face and tone, her inner monologue was conflicting, and everybody agrees that they're not "just" friends.

Kubo never really settled the question until the very last chapter, so the shipping he started lingered forever.
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>>166569815
>Ichigo is a total faggot
Only for Aizen.
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Ichigo confirmed to have an Oedipus Complex which is why he married a look alike of his mother.
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>not shipping RukiHime like a true patrician
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How can Rukia even compete?
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Honestly, the most impressive thing is that roughly 37% of Bleach chapters didn't have Ichigo at all.
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>>166570336
imo the autist who compiled this is more impressive.

I've wanted to record every line Rukia says for a long time, but I don't even know what programs I would use and how to set it up the most efficiently. Just putting it all chronologically in a single file would be dreadful. Made well into a soundboard, I guess it could be used in something like VRchat...

I'm way too lazy to do it.
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>>166526700
I would have even taken Tatsuki honestly, I feel even she had better dynamic with Ichigo than Orihime, not to mention history with him
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>>166567470
If that's so, than why is she so homophobic towards Chizuru?
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>>166570197
By being a better character.
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>>166569883
Obligatory.
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>>166570830
NII-SAMA~
Don't kid yourself. Rukia went to shit by the end of the SS arc.
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>>166570813
Tsundere
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>>166570813
Envy towards competition. Also homophobia isn't a real thing. Look up what phobia stands for. If you're asking me why Tatsuki was afraid of Chizuru then there's your answer
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>>166570647
>imo the autist who compiled this is more impressive.
Not really (at least not necessary). All the manga wikis list character in each chapter (and it's done by multiple people and mostly right after the chapter is released). Compiling it with a neat list like this is few hours of work at worst. It dosn't even take "autist", just someone bored to do that.
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>>166568908
Yeah to me, while it was clear that Renji and Orihime had feelings for Rukia and Ichigo respectively, it also felt like they blew their chances by not revealing it despite having a long time to do so and thus gave up. And the fact that we never see them make the effort to confess, and instead their crushes who had barely hinted at reciprocation are pretty just handed over to them with a second timeskip (after they had already fucking wasted timeskip one due to seeing how much Rukia and Ichigo we're [platonically] thinking of each other.)

I find the resolution lazy and unsatisfying, and that makes it hard for me to appreciate the pairings.
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>>166571515
Hint : Bleach was never about romance, it wasn't even a subplot.
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>>166571619
Then why bother with the last timeskip at all, and not just have it end with the aftermath of Yhwach being killed?
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>>166571515
Literally what? Rukia thought about Ichigo during FB after she gave him back his powers and she's realizing how much he did for not only her, but SS and everyone living in it in general while Ichigo thought about her twice or three times which makes sense given the context of said scenes which of course Ichirukicucks never mention because they always take shit out of context.

I also don't understand how Orihime and Renji blew their chances. The romance was played out like majority of shounen romance; getting together at the end. They were never going to be a couple halfway through the series. Orihime still loving Ichigo in the last arc should have told you that IH was bound to happen.
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>>166571671
Because romance was apart of the story. Even Kubo himself said it was important, and he would add it here and there.
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Orihime is shit.
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>>166569985
>Kubo never really settled the question until the very last chapter, so the shipping he started lingered forever.
He did in an interview actually. He said precious nakama fits their relationship well, and that they had no romantic ties.
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>>166571749
You're entitled to your wrong opinion.
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>>166526700
Cause fags have been shipping these characters since the early to late 2000s. No wonder they’re delusional about this.
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>>166571806
>He still pretends to like Orihime to "get back" at IchiRukifags.
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>>166526700
>rukia kidnapped
>don't come rescue me
>orihime kidnapped
>half assed goodbye
that and the fact that one of these relationships actually has some semblance of fucking nuance to it, and the other is orihime yelling ichigo-kun for about 5 fucking years
not a shipperfag but you'd have to be on some other level of shit taste to prefer ichigo and orihime's (non-existent) fucking relationship to rukia
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>>166571953
>he still can't accept that people genuinely like her
Who the fuck was the IR fanbase arguing with all these years then? Who the fuck was voting for her in the popularity polls and JUMP white day polls? Riddle me that.
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>>166571999
It isn't nonexistent though. Some of you just like to pretend it is. Plus Orihime left to HM in order to protect him, and was visibly upset when told that they came to save her.
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>>166571999
>half assed goodbye
Favorite arc moment for Kubo.
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>>166572040
poor bait but i'll bite.
if it's not nonexistent why don't you provide some actual examples of meaningful interaction that can be interpreted as romantic, like the 2 hundred million scenes that exist for rukia.

>>166572072
it'd have more weight if there was actual romantic characterisation of their relationship beforehand, shame there was fucking none.
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>>166571999
>not a shipperfag but
>>166572102
>like the 2 hundred million scenes that exist for rukia.
Ichirukicuck.
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>>166572129
TIL objectivity makes me a ichirukifag.
no, i'm just saying that it can be interpreted both platonically and romantically.
its just that these scenes are few and far beyond for orihime faggot, and you know it
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>>166572151
>these scenes are few and far beyond for orihime
No they aren't.
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>>166572102
Literally the scene where he's basically dead, but stands up because of pleas for help.

>She's calling for me. Stand up. Stand up.

Along with the whole "I will protect you" line in his Vasto lord form showing us how far he went and will go in order to keep the promise he made to her earlier in the arc. Let's not forget the moment Ulquiorra told him he took Orihime to HM in whicj Ichigo then proceeds
To literally abandon a dying Rukia, who fans would label his most important person.

Oh let's add the whole "sorry Grimmjow looks like I'm not allowed to get hurt anymore" scene.
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>>166572183
do you see what >>166572192 is doing? he's providing examples and trying to have a discussion, unlike you.
you're probably just baiting.

>>166572192
this is true, but this can be more attributed to kubo's shitty writing and plot oversight than an actual weighing of who's more valuable to him.
after all, this arc did come after the one where he basically fought through an entire nation singlehandedly to save rukia.
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>>166572239
But he literally did the same for Orihime. Ichigo went to a whole new world in order to bring her back just like he did for Rukia. Both times he knew that stronger enemies existed(Byakuya/Grimmjow + Ulquiorra), but went anyways. He went through hell for both, but the HM arc undoubtedly had more shipping material.
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>>166572278
undoubtedly? not in my opinion. especially because he actually had (some level) of cooperation from soul society + dad, so the emotional stakes were higher because there was more personal involvement in the attack on SS.
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>>166572327
Can't agree. I find the HM arc to have more personal involvement. Ichigo went to save Rukia in order to repay her for giving him powers and even states this whereas he simply went to save Orihime because she was someone dear to him, even after being ordered not to.
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>>166571671
>Then why bother with the last timeskip at all
Because it wasn't about the pairings, it was about the kids you dumbass shipper. Ichigo's kid meets Rukia's, more death meets the strawberry pattern, that's it.
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I'm willing to bet that all the people whining about Orihime are the same shitting on Uruka in bokuben threads.
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>>166572502
You do realize the pairings were important as well right? Kubo featured them on the last spread after all. Ichigo showing off his wedding ring and everything.
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>>166572522
Orihime and /lit/ are best girls.
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Tatsuki should've won.
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>>166573160
Who?
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>>166572532
>You do realize the pairings were important as well right?
No they were not. Only to you stupid spergs.

>Kubo featured them on the last spread after all. Ichigo showing off his wedding ring and everything
Oh right, the whole "see things through posters art, side material, poems and parallolz" logic. No wonder you couldn't see the ending coming from miles away considering how much of a failure you are are figuring what is relevant to the author's narrative from what makes up your own fanfic headcanon.
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>>166573728
I don't understand how you came to this conclusion. Kazui and Ichika meeting was his main goal for the epilogue, but in order to come up with their existence he had to think of the pairings first. Plus, the feelings Orihime held for Ichigo were one of the few consistent things in the entire manga; he obviously cares for it. Such odd logic.
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I still can't believe that Ichigo jobbed in the last fight. What the actual fuck was Kuba thinking? I was actually hopeing to see a decent final fight but Kubo but that shit to rest.
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>>166536196
It was always about him, even til the end
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I want some released Hitsugaya x Grown up Karin art. Now.
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Let Ichigo be happy with his titcow wife that loves him, not stick him with whoever you want to satisfy your ego.
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>>166574287
Never ever
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>>166574329
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>>166574329
Is he happy though? He has a receding hairline when he's barely thirty, and seems to have retired from heroism to do ???
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>>166574880
Oh please fuck off back to dumblr. That is literally the number 1 Ichiruki autist headcanon on dumblr since the ending.

A new, more nature looking haircut does not equal receding hairline. And spending time with friends and family during obon festival does not equal retiring from 'heroism'.
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>>166575249
*Mature
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>>166574863
How embarrassing.

Was this posted around the time of the chapter were Ichigo and Orihime were ascending the stairs to Yhwach's throne room? Because I remember a lot of ircucks losing their shit over that and even admitting Ichihime was probably going to be canon now and the hardcore autists among the ircucks scolded them for being 'traitors' and having so little faith in their pathetic ship.
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>>166575746
I came out near the end I think.
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>>166574880
And will he be happy with a midget with the body of an 11 year old boy??
Read... the... fucking... MANGAAAAAAAAAA!!
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>>166573848
And remember the fucking oneshot (that one accused of being a YYH plagiarism).
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>>166572565
However /sci/ is fated to win the Yuigabowl in Bokuben. Tsutsui comes from the Komi school after all.
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Brave Soul fags, did you roll on this massive trap of a (((step-up)))?

I did because I'm an impatient ultrafaggot but got rewarded with Unohana x2, Kenpachi, dupe Nnoitra and Grimmkek (actually happy so I can put him on the levelled link slot of thr new Kenpachi).
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>>166528367
Pretty sure he still wants Momo.
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>>166546617
This never stops being funny. That being said IchiHime shippers are some of the most obnoxious posters I saw in these threads so they rival the IchiRuki cancer pretty well.
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>>166526700
Ichigo and Rukia have better chemistry is probably why.
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>>166571999
>>166572102
>>166572151
>>166572239
>>166572327
>not a shipperfag
>being obejective
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>>166577361
>chemistry

How can two characters that never interact can have any?
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>>166577992
They used to interact a lot first part of the manga. Orihime on the other hand never interacted with Ichigo apart from "Kurosaki-kun" on repeat.
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More CFYOW when?
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>>166578249
>Orihime on the other hand never interacted with Ichigo apart from "Kurosaki-kun" on repeat.

This is how Ichiruki autists interpret the manga.
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>>166572102
>Rukia on the verge of death from fighting Aaroniero
>This spooked Ichigo so bad he planned to go find her and help her because of how low her reiatsu was
>Ulquiorra steps in his path and taunts Ichigo
>Ichigo says he doesn't have time for this and ignores the Espada to go save Rukia
>Until Ulquiorra mentions that he was the one who kidnapped Orihime
>Ichigo flies off the handle and all thought of Rukia dying is lost as Ichigo tries to fight and kill Ulquiorra all of a sudden

Yeah what a nice nuanced ship you got there. I can keep going of course. There's tons of signs that said IR wasn't going to happen and that IH was the ultimate end game. Your asspain seems to blind you to the reality of the story here.
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>>166577361
What is IRfags' obsession with the word "chemistry"? I keep seeing that word everywhere whenever I see them explain why their ship should've happen.

>>166577992
You mean "How can two characters that barely interact with each other after the first arc have any?"
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>>166578498
>ichihime cuck can't disprove facts
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>>166569815
Your reading comprehension skills are awful, which is a typical Ichiruki shipper characteric. Or simply denial to accept the truth
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>>166526813
Absolutely this.
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>>166571999
What was non existent were romantic feelings in Ichigo and Rukia's relationship. Accept it and move on
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>>166579051
>Illiterate Ichirukifag can't properly read a shonen manga
>Calls the winning side "cucks"
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>>166577361
Ichiruki fans have to use "chemistry" because the lack of real romantic feelings in their favorite pairing. Even though they know that to see chemistry in a 2 characters is something totally subjetive
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>>166526700
But knowing that ichiruki shippers are going to be bitter forever is so satisfying. And it's also guaranteed fun.
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Shojo bubbles.
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>>166542525
But his hybrid didn't have the Shun Shun Rikka.
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>>166569815
Ichiruki shippers interpretations of the manga and relationships have zero credibility. You can't deceive people anymore. You were wrong before and you are wrong now
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>>166569883
Even though, for all they know, they will never see each other again?
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>>166548293
Kubo literally became fanfiction tier

K U B O O O O O O OO OO O O
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>>166581826
That image was made when some person read the last chapter spoilers where it was said that Renji and Rukia had a daughter with Rukia's eyes and Renji's hair, so this person drew that but with his/her own drawing style.
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>>166581468
He knew what's most precious for Ichigo and took it. He set up Ichihime.
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>>166568908
Rukia wanted to be with Renji because she was in love with him. This is hinted. Their story of separation and reconciliation is much more interesting and unique than Ichigo repaying his nakama debt to Rukia and acting as a shonen hero. That is so boring and cliche.
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Funny how no-one can defend how IchiHime functions. It's just Orihime liking Ichigo and that's it.
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>>166583825
Funny how no one can defend how IchiRuki functions. It's just Ichigo and Rukia being friends and that's it.
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>>166562775
>tfw know who the cuck mentioned here is
Good times
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I hope everyone in this thread dies
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>>166585635
Who doesn't know saiyan5ninetails/catalyst375? That autistic faggot is fucking everywhere.
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>>166586081
Aren't these the same people that used the whole "yamato nadeshiko" title for Rukia in a positive way, but used it to shit on Orihime? Funny how that works.
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>>166586206
i miss saltmining in DB
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>>166526700
You're not wrong.
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>>166526700
desu I always thought Rukia was gay

she spent half her flashback sperging over how beautiful and perfect her dead boss's wife was
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Rukia was too ugly for Ichigo. If she was better drawn I would ship them but IchiRuki seemed like jailbait to me.
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>>166557650
Is this the best Bleach edit?
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>>166586206
Isn't it weird how they all call her Inoue in this bizarre hivemind effect? For what purpose?
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>>166586206
One of my favorite things about fags like this and the rest of le IchiRuki army was how up until the final chapter they were some of Kubo's most loyal dicksuckers who handwaved flaws, ignored plotholes, and insisted "just wait and see" constantly.

Then as soon as they didn't get what they wanted, suddenly Kubo became Satan incarnate, the worst author of all time of a manga that had been shit for years, all because they didn't get rewarded for their "loyalty" with their ship. You just know that if the ending was exactly the same with Rukia in Orihime's place, they would have defended the final chapter too.
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>>166574769
Why does he get pissed about being called short when he knows he'll grow up to be a non-manlet?
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>>166587694
They hate Orihime so much that they don't even want to type her name. That's why you see so many of them either refer to Orihime by her last name or any of the derogatory nicknames they came up for her (Whorihime, Orishit, Shithime, Inue, etc.).
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>>166587694

Her first name triggers them for a number of reasons:

>By calling her Orihime, it's almost feels like calling her princess/royalty/lady of noble birth.
To the Ichiruki autist, this is sickening, the daughter of a whore being called "hime"? How dare. Rukia is the only true "hime".

>Her name is from the Tanabata legend, a love story, Kubo even translated her name as "Vega Highwell".
Ichirukists absolutely loath the idea that Tanabata has anything to do with Orihime in Bleach.

>By exclusively calling her Inoue themselves, they get some sort of odd satisfaction out of their headcanon that Ichigo addressing her on a last name basis is a sign of her practically being an unfamiliar stranger to him.
Why not mimick Ichigo's coldness towards her too right?
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>>166588445
His manlet complex will never fade.
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>>166588079
pretty much this desu
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>>166588845
Do you have the second and third page of this?
>>166546617
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This never fails to get a chuckle out of me.
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>>166587205
No
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>>166589398

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>>166589432
So not a single one of these 'highly qualified, university graduate, English degree holding intellectuals' questioned the OP's claim about Kubo visiting her blog and even revealing his secret Ichiruki plans to a fan?

Fuck is it any wonder Ichirukifags thought their zero sided ship had a chance, when their big name fans constantly made up lie after lie over the years.
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>>166589686
Oh hell. Don't tell me that's a real, permanent tattoo? But I can think of one specific Ichirukicuck who would be autistic enough to do this.
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Annie, arie, nacchan, pikeish, estela mei, debbiechan etc. were such lying cunts to the fandom it's not even funny.
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>>166589855
That's anna1994's tattoo.
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>>166589803
>tfw too intelligent to win autistic chinese cartoon ship wars
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>>166589398
>>166589432
Thank you very much anon. If it's not a problem, can you compile an imgur album with all the pages?
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>>166589686
>if it fails I'll just cross it by slitting my wrist

That's some dedication.
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>>166589803
When one of their own questioned it, they told him to stfu and dont doubt their claims. He simly asked if this """fan""" was Kubo's lover or something.
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If anybody has any requests of which Deathberry pages you'd like me to drop, let me know. I have these following threads saved:

- Bleach Decline Thread (1 page, view here: >>166588845)
- Book of the End Thread (1 page)
- Chapter Thread (111 pages)
- I Can Claim It Thread (70 pages, first three pages here: >>166546617, >>166589398, >>166589432)
- IchiRuki Thread (47 pages)
- Kubo's Twitter Thread (13 pages)
- Merchandise Thread (11 pages)
- Orihime Thread (10 pages)
- Theories Be Spanked Thread (4 pages)

>>166548265
someday, maybe
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>>166589913
>Annie, arie, nacchan, pikeish, estela mei, debbiechan etc. were such lying cunts to the fandom it's not even funny.
I heard they twisted a lot of shit throughout the years, like how they swore the DSTS novel was an Ichiruki novel, but once it released, there was literally no IR shit so they made a big deal of the king/queen card it came with.
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>>166589398
>>166589432
MOTHER OF GOD, the delusion. They really live in their own fantasy world
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>>166590530
Is the merch thread like pic related? If not, drop the theories to be spanked thread once, that's some good shit.

>guys look at this post I found on another forum that I will now argue against here without the author even knowing
>I'm so smart and good at debate
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>>166590538
I have a hard copy of that novel and HDR in nip, in DSTS there was ichigo+Orihime scenes where Orihime tries to help Ichigo get his powers back, there was a lot of focus on Orihime and her determination to help him because she understood the kind of person he is.

There's a conversation between Rukia and Urahara where she flat out states how happy she is with her life in SS (i.e. with her brother on her side, Renji back in her life, being promoted to lieutenant, having closure with Kaien's death) and this is all when Ichigo was out of the picture what with his powers gone.

The novel basically highlighted how content Rukia was getting on with her life as normal and happier than ever, whilst Orihime was shown to be concerned for Ichigo and went to see Rukia to task her with finding a way to get Ichigo's powers back and Rukia agrees to do so seeing Orihime's concern and worry. The novel was rukihime as fuck and highly embarrassing for Ichiruki.
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>>166590538
The Honey dish Rhapsody novel was about how Ichigo was thinking about Yuzu taking the role of the caring one and cooking for all of them, in the place of their mother. While ircucks insisted he was thinking about Rukia.
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>>166591056
>Is the merch thread like pic related?

Let me make a quick album for that thread.
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>>166590530
Theories be spanked and Orihime thread.
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>>166590538
>tfw you aren't debbie
Feels great desu
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>>166591227
People only shipped IshiHime because they could empathize with a tale of unrequited love on the guy's side.
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>>166591805
Isn't this the woman that thinks Kubo checked out her blog, and kept Mayuri alive to specifically spite her and ONLY her?
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>>166591805
>Deebie

I thought it's name was Debbie? Or did Kubo misspell it's name?
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>>166591227
Done: https://imgur.com/gallery/GUraz

>>166591290
I can do both Orihime and TBS albums.
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>>166591107
How did they not take the hint?
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>>166592083
>https://imgur.com/gallery/GUraz
Doesn't work, is that the share link?
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So when will the anime return, studio Peridot hate money or what?
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>>166592083
Done: https://imgur.com/a/Gy7as & https://imgur.com/a/YoT0r

>>166592589
Try this link: https://imgur.com/a/GUraz
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>>166592879
The IchiRuki shipper director responsible for all the filler shilling and downplaying Orihime probably hung himself, so they're still finding a replacement.
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>>166592879
>>166593306
Abe's now the Director for the Boruto anime. We're not gonna be getting an animated TYBW arc anytime soon.
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>>166591969
Yep.
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>>166592879
Never, and good riddance. That last arc was 8/10ths shit.
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>>166593892
No one actually thinks that the Bleach anime will come back I hope. Right?
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Is the author of pic related still drawing?
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>>166591805
Looks like a cross-dressing sit-com actor

>>166592879
When Black Clover makes them less
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>>166594181
>Thinks Mayuri is a shit
At least she has some shred of sense in her, how little it may be.
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>>166589327
Yamamoto's face in the bottom left really completes this image.
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>>166528014
>Orihame and Ichigo didn't spent any time together nor did Ichigo showed any inerest in either of them romantically
nigga what, orihime and ichigo were around eachother almost all the time with the one time they spent a considerably amount of time apart having both constantly thinking about the other, they even had the final fight together for fucks sakes the series did not hide that she was the heroine.
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>>166585309
ichigo plz leave
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>>166570122
mah nigga
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Orihime was literally the main heroine for the majority of the series. It was obvious since the second half that she would be endgame since Rukia's role in the story began to be phased out and rendered unimportant.
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>>166594221
Says you.
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>>166594181
>she loved Orihime the most
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>>166526700
Im more annoyed she got with renji than she didnt get with ichigi
renji is a douche
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>>166526700
Kubo always talked about rukia and ichigo and how they complete each other
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>>166532930
Filler in bleach was worse than main stroy.

>>166534908
Kubo wanted ichihime naive child.

Ichihime followed the japanese love courtship path not your region one.

>>166545269
Kubo wanted to have a fem MC but got shafted, rukia is what he wanted to make but couldn't hence why such chemistry with Ichigo, he wanted both.

>>166547646
Yes we go for the prettier girls and stay when they are good.
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Cause her bankai was an inverted version of Ichigo's, and they never got a sweet ass combination attack! Man fuck Bleach.
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>>166601708
Does someone have that comparison pic with Rukia and Renji's bankai being similar on how they destroyed their enemy?
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>>166601708
>Cause her bankai was an inverted version of Ichigo's

Read >>166530789
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>>166601708
>dude Ichigo wears black and Rukia wears white!!!

Seriously?
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>>166601243
He also always said they were like siblings.
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>>166577281
He never wanted Momo, She was always like a friend. Also He spends no time with her in last Arc and Kubo gave him an Adult form for no reason, except for maybe so shippers can stop shipping him as a child with Rangiku. Even in the last chapter he is only with big titty monster. Kubo knew what he was doing.
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>>166603946
Who ended with the highest Sternritter body count anyway? Byakuya or Kenpachi right? Besides Yhwach of course.
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>>166604220
>He never wanted Momo
She was literally the only person he was somewhat nice and gentle to, and went out of his way to cheer up. It's easy to see why people ship them together.

>Even in the last chapter he is only with big titty monster.
Because she's his VC.
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>>166601214
Cry more, Renji is fine.
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Fuck that, I wanted Rukia to be with Byakuya.
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>>166605284
Good taste, just too good for this manga.
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>>166604220
>Also He spends no time with her in last Arc and Kubo gave him an Adult form for no reason
It was foreshadowed for years you little slut.
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Best romances in shounen:

KenshinXKaoru
HaruXElie
EdwardXWinry
InuyashaXKagome
SousukeXKaname

Theres more but I cant think of it. I personally liked OrihimeXIchigo but Bleach was so shit that it wasn't able to deliver that romance in a good way as Ichigo's feelings were not well utilized. It seemed like a one sided romance and the ending was extremely rushed.
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>>166601243
What? The ones who said that were Ichiruki fans
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>>166605284
Rukia just wanted his approval. Byakuya was like a parental figure for Rukia.
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>>166601708
What are you talking about. Ichigo's first and last bankai were never an inverted version of Rukia's
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>>166606319
And Rukia was like a parental figure for Ichigo.
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>>166604387
>>166605573
Both of you are very wrong.
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>>166606520
Glad I dropped this manga after Ichigo beat Aizen. The second bankai looks so shit.
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>>166606786
It literally gets destroyed the next page.
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>>166606812
And there's a good chance that it's not even his real goddamned bankai.

His actual no bullshit bankai was the form(that is probably stronger then the form he used on Aizen)was the hollow form.
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>>166605577
I find Kenshin x Kaoru and Edward x Winry extremely boring. Besides, the kids they had at the end are are basically copies of the parent of the same sex. Kenji is a copy of Kenshin, and Edward and Winry's kids are a chibi Edward and a chibi Winry.

Inuyasha x Kagome was pretty annoying, although it was funny too, but Inuyasha x Kikyo was more romantic.
The rest you have said I don't know them.

Kubo could have dedicated more time to the romance, or to be less ambiguous, but even so I like a lot more the subtlety of the romance in his pairings.
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What's yoir favorite homo ship?
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>>166607477
Ukitake and Kyoraku.
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>>166526700
To be fair unlike the whole Hinata/Sakura shit where the love interest was more or less obvious since the first season, in Bleach before Mexico you could've safely assume Rukia was the love interest with how much the plot revolved around her and Ichigo.
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>>166607572
Bleach wasn't a romance story. You just followed the idea that a girl and a boy's relatiuonship have to have romantic feelings.
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>>166607572
>To be fair unlike the whole Hinata/Sakura shit where the love interest was more or less obvious since the first seaso
But if Naruto liked Sakura, Sakura liked Sasuke, and Hinata liked Naruto and she barely appeared in the series
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>>166606879
>I find Kenshin x Kaoru and Edward x Winry extremely boring
They are, at least KxK has that age gap.
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>>166608001
>>166605577
Both of them also have no actual competition, so I really don't see why they can count
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>>166572040
>to protect him
She was deceived by Ulquiorra despite knowing full well about the visoreds who proceeded to kick the shit out of Grimmjow. With just one guy. She trusted Ulquiorra to speak the truth about things.

Ichigo was perfectly safe. Either Orihime was dumb as rocks or wanted to become a martyr. In any case the story was written very poorly.
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>>166608226

Bleach pairings had no competition.
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>>166608390
Even worse, if Grimmjow really was going to kill Ichigo then and there, Ulquiorra wouldn't have made it in time to stop him, as he showed up only after Grimmjow got his teeth kicked in.

So what Orihime did was really fucking useless and stupid, and it would've been wise to visit Urahara. I bet he would've had some way of detecting Orihime even when she was invisible - and even if he couldn't, Ulquiorra couldn't just waltz in to get her.

Then we got the mexico arc. Orihime single-handedly ruined Bleach.
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>>166608390
>>166608507
Orihime didn't know what arrancars would go to attack her friends, even Ulquiorra mentioned Aizen too. Orihime wasn't thinking about just Ulquiorra.
You just use the most stupid reasons to criticize Orihime
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>>166608507
>mexico arc
It was alright, it only really got bad once they got back to the fake town and dragged out fighting with minor characters.
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>>166608507
>Orihime ruined Bleach in the Mexico arc
>The arc where Bleach was at its most popular and sold the most volumes
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>>166607572
No I'm pretty sure if you just watched the Zabuza arc, hell even through the Chunin Exams, you could make the fair assumption that Sakura was a good possibility. However just like in Bleach the entire latter majority of the series made the other ship much much more likely. Both NS and IR shippers remained hilariously delusional right up until the very end.
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>>166608507
Holy shit this is some Rukia cuck delusion. First off, Orihime watched Ichigo get beat down, she was also there the night that everyone was almost killed by a handful of Arrancar and even had to heal the giant hole in Rukia's chest. It makes perfect sense for her to be terrified of what they can do. Second, Orihime is entirely capable of sensing reiatsu, every character more or less is. She could feel Ulquiorra's strength then and there and compare it even to the captains she's met in the past. Ulquiorra killing everyone was not out of the question and even if he lost Orihime still wouldn't want anyone to be hurt by her decision. So she left.

And the problems with Hueco Mundo had nothing to do with Orihime, at worst she was a nonfactor.
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>>166606786
>second bankai
It's fourth. First was original, second was for Aizn's final battle and third in the final fight of the next arc.
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What does it say about th story if the only topics of discussion are:
>shipping (or actually on group of shippers laughing at another)
>what went wrong
even as new extra material is coming out?
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>>166526700
Her becoming Hokage of shinigami was far worse than her not ending up with Itchigo.
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>>166611896
Kyouraku is still the Pirate King.
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>kenpachi goes Bankai demon mode
>jobs and self destructs
Still mad.
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>>166612065
Really ? I thought that Rukia became Big Boss.
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>>166612108
>aizen went back to the chair
I'm even more mad.
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>>166612410
>Ichigo's new bankai is destroyed before it can do anything
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>>166612492
>Nel comes back in adult form for a whopping 2 panels
>Chad offscreen fights a bunch of statues with Ganju, both of which said they had done tons of training
>Never even saw a Vollstandig from Yhwach because of that god awful Mimihagi form
>Renji has his sword broken before even using Bankai against Yhwach
>Kubo laughing in our face about Hisagi's Bankai at the end
I hate this series so fucking mcuh
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>>166611665
>second was for Aizn's final battle and third in the final fight of the next arc
Those weren't bankai
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>>166611728
The second novel of Can't Fear Your Own World, and supposedly is going to be a manga chapter with the live action movie.
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>>166526700
It's because it is the superior pairing. Kubo can't write so it doesn't bother me too much. I honestly would've preferred Ichigo got with his sisters more though.
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>>166608390
Ulquiorra showed Ichigo/Rangiku/Toshiro getting their asses kicked because a fight was going on (remember?) and told her that if she didn't listen to him, they would be killed immediately; we literally have a page of a terrified Orihime having to watch these people get hurt on-screen. She obviously panicked, and became nervous that he would stay true to his word. Literally the only option she had was to listen to his demands since she wasn't strong enough to take him on. On top of seeing them get hurt once AGAIN, she had to see them get their asses beat a day ago and even had to heal Toshiro despite being a fucking prodigy captain along with Rukia. She had to witness the damage done to these 100+ year old trained Shinigami. I don't understand how anyone could hate her for the decision she took.
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>>166613576
It's the same group of people that unironically claimed Orihime assaulted and "raped" Ichigo while she was confessing to his unconscious body and went in for the kiss.
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>>166611728
Either
>a) Story was good at the beginning (due to popularity) but went down the shitter because of Kubo
or
>b) Everything has been discussed already, and only the cancerous shippers are left in these topics
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>>166613919
It's B. There's nothing left to discuss, and we have no new material so shipping takes over. It happens in a shit ton of threads.
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>>166613970
But there's plenty of new material. Just nobody is bothering to translate the new novels.
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>>166614087
First Naruto novel is completely translated actually, and we get info from the new chapters from people that are somewhat able to understand nip. We have to wait till the official translator starts up again.
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>>166529827
I still wanna know what it does
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>>166614122
Narita*
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>>166557650
>>166589327
God, I miss Bleach edits.
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Isn't a new novel chapter coming out tonight?
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>>166615121
>tribute to a shit series
What a waste.
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>>166615271
Dr. Stone is probably the best current WSJ manga.
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>>166612410
I really, really need to know how the fuck those half dead jobbers restrained Aizen.
Ichigo, for how strong he is, is not immortal and doesn't have infinite regenerative powers like Chair-sama, he was pretty fucking spent after cleaving Yhwach in half.
Who's left? Renji? Rukia? The Fulljobbers? Soi Yawn? They couldn't even begin to scratch Aizen's boredom.
Urahara and Mayurin were both half dead in the RR along with Shunsui, Kenpachi, Icefag and Petalfag.
So who. The. Fuck. Managed to stall him long enough for Urahara/Mayuri to recover and take a week to go back to SS?
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>>166615789
Hacchi?
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>>166615511
You're entitled to your opinion.
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>>166526700
I think people wanted more romance from Bleach in general. If Ichigo went on a date with Orihime in the story and the audience got to know her as well as they did Rukia people would have been fine with it. As it is, Orihime is more of a plot device then a character.
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>>166616321
We got to know literally everything about Orihime, except what she exactly is in terms of powers.
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>>166615886
lol
Also he was btfo by Gerard in the RR by getting yawned at in his general direction.
Next.
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>>166615511
I believe you. I just dropped OP, the only jump series I read is SnS, and that's mostly for the fanservice. I never picked up Dr.Stone because I'm used to Boichi's REAL art, not that fucking travesty.
But that says a lot about the absolute state of WSJ.
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>>166616321
What? Orihime is a teenage girl that seems like a ditz but that's only her silly and aloof nature over a rather intelligent mind. She's warm and caring towards everyone, even those that mean to do her harm, and likely as a result of her overly isolated childhood where she grew up entirely alone after her brother died; only financially supported by a physically distant relative. She was attracted to Ichigo while everyone else was intimidated by him and her childhood crush blossomed in to actual love as she learned who he really is on the inside. This is why, particularly in the Fullbringer arc, she was beginning to emulate him. Because she admired him.

There's quite a bit known about her already. I feel like people actually believe the dumb meme that all she does is yell "Kurosaki-kun!!!" over and over.
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>>166616661
>admired him
Chair-sama docet.
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>>166616321
>and the audience got to know her as well
What manga have been you reading? Not Bleach it seems
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>>166557969
It’d be funny if Kazui didn’t give a single shit about the afterlife and just went on to become...I don’t know, a pizza baker. 20 years after the epilogue, the most spiritually powerful being on Earth lives a satisfied life working at a pet store.
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>>166616321
>I think people wanted more romance from Bleach in general
>shippers want ruhmenss

More news at 11.
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>>166616321
Everyone secretly wants more romance in shounens.




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