An RR novel? Are you fucking kidding me? Rukia’s literally showed zero interest in Renji’s romantically.
What disturbs me the most about this ship is how fucking unreliable Renji is.
The most important thing about any stable relationship is how much you can rely on you partner.
Renji would have left Rukia to DIE if it weren’t for ICHIGO. It was after he witnessed Ichigo’s resolve to protect and save Rukia that he made a a feeble attempt to save her.
“I swore it on my soul!” He MIMICS Ichigo’s words, Ichigo’s resolve. He has nothing on Ichigo’s place in Rukia’s heart. He doesn’t deserve Rukia. There I said it.
Rukia deserves better
It’s not even about the ships anymore because honestly if Ichihime and RenRuki were better executed I would have accepted it.
I am someone who will accept canon as long as it makes sense.
But this? This is bullshit. Kubo spat in our faces. He threw these ships in our face with no proper explaination. No proper execution. He is insulting everything Bleach ever stood for all for money.
Don’t compare this to Naruto. Because in the end Naruto was about Naruto becoming Hokage and he did. I ship NaruHina and although I am not entirely pleased with the execution it was a hundred times better than Ichihime which showed no reciprocation from Ichigo’s side whatsoever.
Bleach, however was about two people who met one night, shared destiny and changed each other’s worlds forever.
Two people who saved each other
It was the most beautiful poetic relationship ever. It would have been the best conclusion seen in the history of manga and anime but Kubo turned it to trash.