Today is Fade to Black anniversary!!! Fade to black
君の名を呼ぶ debuted on cinema back in the 13/12/2008, this are two of the amazing official ichiruki pictures made for the movie, the first by Kubo and the second by Kudo san I love them (especailly the first one) and I never get tired to see them. Also adding some quotes by Morita, Orikasa and Kubo from interviews they did back then when they were promoting the movie.
Is Ichigo and Rukia’s confrontation also one of important points?
It was difficult for me. Ichigo could never attack Rukia, you know. So it’s really hard to fight. It must be difficult for Ichigo to see the changed form of Rukia;
After finish watching the movie, I wish everyone will call out the name of the person you love;
She forgot about Ichigo right?
Even though Ichigo’s feeling was aiming towards Rukia, the Rukia in the start did not respond to that. However as the story kept developing that feeling is finally coming into her vision. As Ichigo’s intense feelings reached her, I was so touched that he thought of Rukia this much;
I know that Ichigo is thinking about Rukia but I never thought it is something this deep, it was a bit unexpected. Just now it sounds good to be called as, ‘history,’ because of things in the past we have today, and it’s connecting to the future. Ichigo and Rukia’s relationship is not something that was built in a blink of eye, it’s something that building up, is what I strongly felt;
In this year’s movie we heard you were involved since the early stage.
Around March I think it all started when the director Abe and the movie staffs came to me. From that time director Abe wanted a “Back to the beginning” theme and wished the main characters Ichigo and Rukia to be the focus of the story. On top of that he wanted to portray something that linked to the first chapter of Bleach, the original appearance of Bleach…For me, I was very happy to know that the movie was heading that direction and said “That’s good, let’s go with that!” And from there on I joined in the production and put together the story and the setting after discussing it with everyone;
You even came up with the Japanese subtitle “Calling Out Your Name”
After coming up with the English subtitle “Fade to Black” they asked me to come up with the Japanese subtitle (laughs) So after carefully digesting the scenario I searched for some scenes that can be the key word or words that I can use, and found that in the plot, someone calling out someone’s name, especially in this story where Ichigo calling out Rukia’s name was a strong expression that even though no one else remembers you I do, and I found out it had an important meaning behind it. So that’s how I came up with the subtitle “Calling Out Your name”
Tim Kretschmer’s rampage through his former school in Winnenden and its end outside a Wendlingen business complex, which left 16 dead, including himself, influenced a copycat threat by a 21-year-old Lower Saxony resident from Schnerverdingen, who was arrested two days after Kretschmer’s shooting for writing in an online chat, “I’ll kill 16 students tomorrow. I have a gun and will kill everyone.” He claimed it was only for fun and police determined the targeted school didn’t exist in the area, nor did the man have access to weapons. Coincidentally, an unnamed 17-year-old in the North Rhine-Westphalia town of Ennepetal was planning a deadly attack of his own. On March 12, 2009, a day after Kretschmer’s spree, the Reichenbach-Gymnasium student, who usually fashioned a long black coat and fingerless gloves, was led out of class and taken into custody. The arrest came following a report from a female classmate’s mother three days prior, who stated he threatened to blow up the school on April 20, marking the tenth anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. These threats were corroborated by fellow students, and they added he made comments about not living to see his 18th birthday, while another shared they saw him looking at a webpage on the construction of explosive devices in the school library. He had also received psychiatric treatment in 2007 for threatening a teacher. A search of the student’s home revealed the means to carry out his plan. Contained in a metal briefcase, investigators found glycerin, hydrochloric acid, and 30 grams of black powder paired with nails and other materials. Among the weapons recovered were knives, daggers, and swords, as well as several imitation guns and an air gun. Although the 17-year-old faced charges of unauthorized arms possession and disturbance of public peace by announcing a criminal offense, he was immediately placed in a psychiatric institution.
Doctors are failing to diagnose thousands of girls who have Asperger’s syndrome, according to one of the world’s leading experts. Dr Judith Gould has accused the medical world of missing and overlooking girls with the condition, condemning them to lives of such misery that many resort to extreme self-harm and anorexia.
Gould and her colleague, Lorna Wing, carried out ground-breaking research into the link between Asperger’s syndrome, autism and other pervasive developmental disorders in 1979. Exploiting that insight, they pioneered the concept of the autism spectrum. Now Gould, a chartered consultant clinical psychologist with more than 35 years’ experience in autism spectrum disorders, has called on the government for a packet of measures to help girls with Asperger’s.
“Girls are not being picked up because there is still a stereotyped view of what Asperger’s is, which is based entirely on how boys present with the condition,” she said. “Professionals are not up to speed in knowing how girls present. We are working with the government to ensure they highlight this concern in their upcoming consultation. We are hoping to convince them to target this much under-investigated but vitally important issue.”