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TOP FIVE ICHIHIME MOMENTS (as voted by our followers)
#5: Orihime encouraging Ichigo in Ch. 58

“I already know! Even if I scold you like this, you already have your mind set! You’d pucker up your lip, scrunch your chin up, cross your arms, and then say with a haughty pose… ‘As long as you’re alive, you’ll always have the chance of meeting your family! It’s when you’re dead that you cant!’ -the Kurosaki-kun I know would answer like this!”

anonymous asked:

Dude i love you. Can i please have your input on Orihime's goodbye and ichigo's reaction? Like Ichigo was totally done. And i never understood what happened when Orihime got hurt and Ichigo checked up on her. I love when he got protective of her. 😉

Thank you! (ɔ˘ ³(ˆ‿ˆc)

Before I get into Orihime’s goodbye and Ichigo’s reaction. 

I’ll start with what happened when Orihime got hurt & Ichigo’s reaction to it. I want to let you know that at that point in the arc we had been seeing Orihime & Chad try to be of use and protect their friends. 

They were struggling to not be a burden on Ichigo, even though they understood that they were not strong enough to fight along side Ichigo. Ichigo only made it worse by not relying on his own worried friends, and trying to solve everything by himself; while also fighting against other key factors affecting his powers.

Since you are asking on Orihime’s character, I will elaborate that she was shown through the beginning of this arc that although her powers are useful, she wasn’t strong enough to fight.

She desperately wanted to stop relying on Ichigo, but she wasn’t capable of fighting enemies much stronger than her.

And Ichigo ended up coming as always to save the day.

Then add to the fact that she noticed that Ichigo had gotten strong, he was becoming strong enough to protect them all and fight. 

Something that she wanted to do, but now it seemed as he was getting farther away.

He didn’t see her (or Chad) as strong as him, to fight alongside him and help him.

But all in vein, when Ichigo couldn’t do what he wanted to do.

He couldn’t defeat the enemy, to avenge & protect his friends. And the results were innocent people’s deaths, Tatsuki, Chad, and Orihime’s near-death experience because he was not strong enough.

At school, Orihime was trying to not let it affect her. That’s her type of character, to be bubbly and positive.

But Ichigo couldn’t let the fact that his friends were injured. He was blaming himself for not making it there on time, and not winning against the enemies.

And no matter how much Orihime told him to not blame himself, that it wasn’t his fault and he didn’t need to let it bring him down.

He still dwelled on those feelings of guilt.

That is until Rukia and the other shinigami came out of nowhere, and Rukia seeing Ichigo so hung up on blaming himself sought out to get him out of his funk.

She knew that if he was blaming himself for not protecting their friends, then he should get it out of his chest. 

And thus Ichigo promised Orihime that next time he would protect her. (tbh he should have done that to Chad too, but his thoughts were more on Orihime because he couldn’t protect her).

Since he was shown to have been lifted out of his spirits by Rukia’s help, you would think he was ready to get strong. But then when he got back his confidence it was only destroyed when he couldn’t also protect Rukia.

Even with confidence he could not also protect another person from getting hurt, thus he realizes the only way to get stronger is by–

To acknowledge the hollow inside him, to control him for the sake of beating the enemies that harmed his friends.

We even get more reinforcement of Ichigo getting stronger and reassuring Orihime that he would defeat Aizen.

While she was being told she could not fight alongside her friends, because she was weak & she wasn’t meant to battle

After talking about it with Rukia, and training with her. It seemed as she was getting stronger. But then Aizen took notice of her powers that could be of use, and sent Ulquiorra to kidnap her.

Even though she was training to fight, her powers were still weak and she knew she couldn’t fight

Thus her only choice was to go with the enemy, or her friends would die.

She had no choice.

So when it came to her to say good-bye to one person. Without thinking she ended up in Ichigo’s room. 

Which in my opinion was sweet, because this showed me her feelings for Ichigo and if she could only see one person before leaving she wanted to see Ichigo, one last time.

My input toward her confession would just be that it made me realize her feelings grew deeper for him. 

So much so that I was surprised at how she wanted to portray her emotions to Ichigo.

With a good-bye kiss, and a trembling heart.

But then she couldn’t do it, because her conscience wouldn’t allow her to be selfish enough to steal his kiss.

Instead she chooses to let out her feelings, and she does this because she believes she won’t see him again.

She pours out the depth of her emotions.

(╥︣﹏᷅╥᷅)

And honestly I couldn’t help but cry, because she had been thinking about a-lot of things from not being strong enough that everyone commented on her unable to do what she wants, to being jealous of Rukia being able to be open and close to Ichigo, and then when she was able to overcome or try to–

Bam! She has to say good-bye to the guy that she loves and vowed to protect. 

ಥ_ಥ

And Ichigo’s reaction to her disappearance was unknown to him, he knew something was wrong but he didn’t know Orihime had been kidnapped. 

Not until he was told of what happened, and the possibility she may be dead.

When he had already promised to protect her.

Which annoys me when antis, say that it was nothing and compared it to Rukia’s time when she was taken back to the Soul Society. When they were different settings and enemies going on.

Ichigo didn’t know, and when he did find out about Orihime’s disappearance. There was no time to think or hesitate about going to save her, especially when there was a chance she could die.

But instead he was told not to go and save her.

He was determined to go and save her, even if he had to do it by himself (when he was still in the mist of training), and he was ordered not to which didn’t sit well with him.

Even after he was told not to go, he was willing to disobey and go.

Even when Rukia, Renji, and the other shinigami couldn’t go with him.

It meant that he would face the enemy alone, and I would imagine that was a lot of pressure on him. 

He was distraught.

And you could tell.

Then Tatsuki questioned if they weren’t friends/nakama

Why he didn’t trust/rely on them.

Rather than suffer alone, but he chose not to let them get involved and get hurt. He chose to save Orihime by himself, ugh these emotions are overwhelming me.

Honestly I wanted Ichigo to also consider having his friends by his side, he needed to not keep it all bottled up inside and suffer alone. 

But there wasn’t a friend that he could talk about it with (even though there was plenty of friends reaching out for him to speak), like he let himself with Orihime when Rukia was gone.

Damn was I happy when Ishida and Chad showed up, and they weren’t having any of his bullshit.

They were going with him to save Orihime, and it was damn time he realized that he does need support. And he needed to believe in them too.

Nakama power!

I probably got out of topic but that’s what I feel and my input on those scenes. Thank you for the ask, and I hope I was of help! ❤❤

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Heavy In Your Arms / Florence + The Machine

My love has concrete feet.
My love’s an iron ball.

IchiHime Month / Fanmix Week / Day 3 / “Hurt”

Hello, IH fans!

In the past, we’ve received a lot of questions about which IchiHime moments are our favorites. There’s been discussion over the years about which scenes are the most emotional, the ones that impacted us the most, which scene we felt was the biggest moments of their relationship, or those definitive ones that made us go “they’re going to be endgame”. But now, we want to hear from you!

We want to know what your favorite IchiHime moments are- whether they’re well-known, or more obscure! Below, we’ve linked a form for you to vote for your favorite scenes. And after the voting is closed, we’ll be putting together graphics based on the top five most voted moments that you chose!

RULES FOR SUBMITTING AN ENTRY:

1. Please include a chapter number for reference, and a brief description of the scene. (ex. Chapter 283 when Orihime calls out to Ichigo for him to not get hurt anymore)
2. If you wish to vote for multiple moments, feel free to submit them all in the same form. You don’t need to send in multiple forms to vote for multiple moments!
3. You may submit up to three different moments to vote for.
4. Have fun! We hope you look forward to the results!! :)

Cast your votes now! And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to drop us an ask!

IshiHime

[Sorry for my english, but it is not my first language]

I read people IchiHime and RenRuki fans writing that IchiRuki fans ship UlquiHime or IshiHime just to get Inoue out of the way. Absolutely not, maybe this is what IchiHime fans do with Rukia supporting RenRuki.

I, as a lot of fans here, ship IshiHime because I like it,independently  by IchiRuki.

I ship them because I love them togheter, because I love Ishida’s love towards Orihime, that is in opposition to Inoue’s crush or maybe obsession towards Ichigo and I think Orihime’s temper is consonant to Ishida’s one not Ichigo’s.


I see IchiHime’s arguments about Ichigo’s love for Inoue in this last arc, one of the most popular “proofs” of that is this:

I won’t deny that Ichigo took her and protected her, but to a not-shallow reading, this is not sign of love, but concern, of course, it is not necessary the crystal ball to understand that. And I say that, because are not emphasized Ichigo’s feeling towards Inoue, the whole scene is fast and the romantic potential is ruined by Chad’s sudden play. We can see, a totally different thing here:

There is nothing to say, different times, emphasis, a volute focus. And I can’t get why IshiHime is so denigrated, how the spontaneous act of protecting of Ichigo can be seen as romanitc, and Ishida’s one not, there are writing technical expedients that proof that, and are evident. 

Same thing here:

And here:

Ishida’s concern and felling for Orihime is undoubted and evident since SS arc, IchiHime fans know that too,but they don’t see it as a point in favor to a development between Ishida and Orihime, but just to create the love triangle Ichigo-Inoue-Ishida, as if every thing turns around Ichigo.

Now let’s see HM arc, more know as  “Ichigo x Orihime’s arc”, I could write pages and pages about the differences between Ichigo’s fellings and intentions in this arc and SS arc, but I won’t because I could flow in IchiRuki discussion and this is an IshiHime post.

First of all, in this arc, Orihime’s life has been safeguarded by Ishida and Ulquiorra, because Ichigo’s hollow was going to kill her, but this seems to be just a detail. And who is there saving his beloved girl Orihime when Ichigo returned form death became an Hollow?

Ishida understands Orihime just looking at her, and what kills my heart, is that he perfectly know about her crush for Ichigo, know that even if he is there, next to her, to protect her, she thinks at another man, and just to see her smile, just to make she feels better speaks about Ichigo. 

And the confirmation is there:

My heart.

Now let’s see the last arc, or even knew as “IchiHime epopee”.

There is just a focus on Ishida and Orihime, it must be a case, it’s clear.



Now I love how IchiHime argue that chapter, the eye comprehension, Ichigo’s concern for Orihime, but they ignore again the fact that at the centre of the scene there is not an IchiHime moment, but Orihime’s sadness because of Ishida, and Ichigo gets that, and so cheers her up.


At last, sorry for the long post, I am mortified, I want to face the main issue:

IshiHime is one sided. IchiHime is one sided. So why you think IshiHime is a better pair then IchiHime, if the situation is the same one?

Ishida’s felling towards Orihime are totally different from Orihime’s one towards Ichigo. Ishida’s love is mature, unselfish and pure. He had been never jealous of Ichigo, conversely, he always cheered Orihime up talking about him, he always supported her without asking anything, he always protected her without trying to show nothing. Ishida’s love for Inoue is like Katagiri’s for Ryuuken.

Orihime’s crush, because is not love, is a crush, for Ichigo isn’t deep as Ishida’s one, and you can find the proof in the fandom, who still adfirm that romance is sex, if there is not sex it is platonic only.

Orihime a few times was sad because she wasn’t the one who cheered Ichigo up, but was Rukia, she was sad because Ichigo didn’t look at her as he looks at Rukia, and both those things sign the difference not only between Ishida and Orihime’s love, but even with Ichigo and Rukia’s bond, because Orihime till the end, till chapter 686 won’t be able to cheer Ichigo up, or if she did, it hasn’t been written.

The difference between those two ships are that one exalts a love of waiver, sacrifice, soundless comprehension and emotion, and the other one is just immoderate wish of possession, physical attraction and self-reliant love.

anonymous asked:

FUCK YOU ORIGO! You hear me fuck you! So what if your ship is canon we got fanfics, fanart and all the IR moments in the manga! You only got 2 panels in 686 lol

“SO WHAT IF YOUR SHIP IS CANON?! WE HAVE LOADS OF IMAGINARY STUFF THAT WE HAVE TO MAKE UP IN ORDER TO SATISFY OUR SALTY SELVES SINCE OUR SHIP WILL NEVER BE REAL. THIS IS IN BETWEEN SENDING ANON HATE OF COURSE BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS, WE’RE ALL SO INSECURE NOW THAT WE KNOW WE WERE DELUSIONAL ALL LONG ABOUT THE IR RELATIONSHIP THAT WE DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO WITH OUR PATHETIC LIVES! AND IT’S ALSO THE REASON WE COMPLETELY IGNORE THE CONSTANT ICHIHIME MOMENTS THAT HAPPEN THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE MANGA THAT WE BRUSHED OFF AS NOTHING, ALL THE WHILE CLINGING TO FILLER EPISODES AND ARGUING ABOUT WHAT MOVIES ARE CANON, SO LONG AS THEY SUPPORT OUR SHIP, BUT AT THE SAME TIME CLAIMING WE DON’T CARE WHAT IS CANON IN THE MANGA BECAUSE IT DOESN’T SUIT WHAT WE WANTED TO HAPPEN!”

- Translated Anon Hate.

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Hello, IH fans!

In the past, we’ve received a lot of questions about which IchiHime moments are our favorites. There’s been discussion over the years about which scenes are the most emotional, the ones that impacted us the most, which scene we felt was the biggest moments of their relationship, or those definitive ones that made us go “they’re going to be endgame”. But now, we want to hear from you!

We want to know what your favorite IchiHime moments are- whether they’re well-known, or more obscure! Below, we’ve linked a form for you to vote for your favorite scenes. And after the voting is closed, we’ll be putting together graphics based on the top five most voted moments that you chose!

RULES FOR SUBMITTING AN ENTRY:

1. Please include a chapter number for reference, and a brief description of the scene. (ex. Chapter 283 when Orihime calls out to Ichigo for him to not get hurt anymore)
2. If you wish to vote for multiple moments, feel free to submit them all in the same form. You don’t need to send in multiple forms to vote for multiple moments!
3. You may submit up to three different moments to vote for.
4. Have fun! We hope you look forward to the results!! :)

Cast your votes now! And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to drop us an ask!

anonymous asked:

you don't care about Ichigo's state after the war. IchiHime fans only care about the pairing and not the fact he's broken. He lost his hollow/quincy powers and is stuck at Karakura with nothing to look forward to and had to accept his circumstances. Wake up! Even non pairing fans can see this but all you care about is Inoue. Never Ichigo and his dreams.

AHHHHHHHH 

FINALLY 

FINALLYYYYYY 

FINALYYYYYYYYYYY 

MY FIRST REAL HATEFUL ANON ! All I got since the end of bleach was trolls and answering to trolls is no fun BUT HERE YOU ARE SALTY ICHIRUKI ANON . You’re my first and therefore me owning you on this one will always represent something special to me . 

Sooooo where do I begin ? 

Ichigo is broken after the war ? BITCH WHERE DO YOU FIND IDEAS LIKE THAT ? 

A little tip for your comprehension of Bleach : it’s not because a lot of Ichiruki shippers repeat something all day long that it means it’s true in the manga . 

Ichigo did not loose his hollow powers because ( and you’d know it if you had read bleach and not only ichiruki fanfictions  ) his hollow powers are ACTUALLY his shinigami powers . Zangetsu was his hollow all along and the man he called Old man Zangetsu is actually the embodiment of his quincy powers that were dormant inside of him all along . 


But in this last arc Ichigo learnt to accept his heritage . Both his shinigami powers ( that he got from his dad ) and his quincy powers ( that he got from his mom ) . And most of all he accepted that the hollow that was inside of him was not an antagonist to him but part of his very self , a representation of his shinigami powers . His hollow was his powers , a part of him , he had to understand and accept that to finally be able to accept himself . 

THIS moment is maybe the biggest character development ichigo had to went through . Since the beginning of the Vizards arc ichigo’s main struggle was his hollow . 

One of the many many many many times ichigo struggled with his hollow : 

( also with a little bit of ichihime since I guess you’re one of those people that like to argue against logic that ichigo and orihime got no development )  . 

Ichigo thought his hollow was something exterior to him , a parasite that had to be tamed . Something that would always try to take over , making him lose control and in the process make him lose his humanity . And that’s what happened during the lust arc  . Ichigo went to terrible length to protect Orihime , length nobody should go to let alone a 16 year old boy . He died to protect her . And he believes this happened because he was too weak and that after that his hollow took over because he let himself be defeated by Ulquiorra . His hollow did exactly what ichigo feared he would do if he ever took over : he became a mindless beast . And doing that he hurt one of his nakamas . This is the most unacceptable of all for ichigo . 

But when he understood that his hollow was born because of what happened to his mother and that in the end his hollow was actually his powers that’s when he finally learnt to accept himself . He was finally able to have total control over his powers . He is able to fight and to live freely without the constant fear that something inside him would one day wake up and hurt the people he cares for . 

I talk a little more about it here

But in the end Kubo had ichigo made peace with himself , accept himself , love himself . 

I mean just compare those two moments ( that are coincidentally also ichihime moments because Orihime was here all along with ichigo’s struggle with his hollow ) . 

Look at that , in the bottom panel it’s clearly self loathing you can see in ichigo’s eyes . He hates himself because he thinks orihime fears / is disgusted with him . Thankfully at the end of the fight when he understand orihime will always accept him no matter what he overcomes this feeling ( giving us the infamous “ sorry grimmjow it looks like I’m not allowed to get hurt anymore” ) 

And looks at this ! Look at how proud he stands . He is no longer ashamed of his hollow . THE VERY CONTRARY he is actually proud to show it to Orihime . This is a smile of pride because ichigo is proud of who he is at that point , he is proud of his heritage , he is proud of his hollow powers that are part of soul . 

He made peace with himself , he is happy . 

After Ywach’s kicked his ass , he takes back ichigo’s powers from him . But which power exactly ? 

He was able to defeat Ywach’s with his zanpakuto so obviously both his hollow and shinigami powers . I personally think only his quincys powers were lost ( and even of that we can’t be sure because it seems that some of the stern ritters still got their quincy powers even after Ywach used the holy light thingy on them that is supposed to remove them their powers . See : Bazz B , giselle and Liltotto ) . Sadly because of the cancellation we won’t have the answers . 

Of course not having his quincy powers is a hard blow for ichigo but only in the sense that they were a part of his mom that survived in him . I made this edit because I was sad . Feel free to reblog it my lovely salty ichiruki anon ( yeah it’s not because you leave anon hate on my inbox that it’s a reason for me not to shamelessly promote my bleach edits ) . 

But in the end ichigo still got his powers . His powers are not important to him because they are his powers . They’re important to him because they give him the power to protect those he cares for . If you’re not convinced by that please read the fullbring arc . Kubo made it so clear that ichigo seeking to regain his power was not to gain power for the sake of it but to have the ability to protect . 

Ichigo wanted to regain strength in order to protect those he loves . Shinigami powers , fullbring powers HE DIDN’T CARE . All he wanted was to protect them . 

And in Bleach 686 he is now at peace with the two things he’s been struggling with during all of bleach : his hollow and his powerlessness . 

Funnily enough the hollow was a problem because he was not powerful enough to control it but I separate these two things because his hollow represented his struggle with understanding who he was exactly which was also a main theme concerning Ichigo . AND EVEN MORE FUNNILY ENOUGH his powerlessness at the beginning of the fullbringer arc was also linked to him not knowing who he was and what he would do if he was not a protector ( who said Kubo couldn’t write I’ll fucking fight you with my bare arms )  . 

Ichigo’s ambitions and dreams were ALWAYS , ALWAYS , ALWAYS about him being able to protect people . And in the end of Bleach he is able to do that . 

Ichigo happy and fulfilled when the people he loves are happy and fullfilled . That’s who he is . His bond with his friends and family are what are most important to him . Career , power , fame , glory  … Ichigo never cared about any of that . Ichigo cared about the people he loves being safe and happy . 

The bonds he has with the people he loves are what ichigo’s lives for . And look at him in the last chapter . He is surrounded by all the people he loves ( except isshin but that’s another story but it’s weird he isn’t here when it would have been so easy to put him somewhere in the background and actually it worries me a little it goes along with my headcanon that if Kubo had the time to finish bleach he would have killed isshin in the last arc but i disgress) . 

Ichigo is truly happy in the last chapter . He is at peace with himself , he is strong enough to protect the people he loves , he has a family of his own ( a family he must put above everything else ) , a wife he probably consider as the most wonderful person he ever had a chance to meet , a son he must love so deeply and unconditionally  , he is still close to his sisters , he still is close to the people he cares for ( tatsuki , keigo , mizuiro ) , he has still an unbreakable bond with his nakamas ( chad , ishida ,renji and of course rukia )  he made peace with his powers , he let go of the guilt he held over his mother’s death  . 

HE IS HAPPY . 


Look at him here . He is oozing with hapiness and feeling good with ones skin . He is smiling , he does not have his scowl anymore , his shoulder are relaxed . This is a happy person . This is a fulfilled person .

Just compare it to his very first apparition in Bleach :

Scowling , tense shoulder , harsh attitude and yada yada . Ichigo went through so much , we’ve seen him grown , we’ve seen him struggling , we’ve seen him fight and fail and win and at the end Kubo choose to make him happy . Kubo choose to give him the life he would have chosen for himself if he ever had to choose . 

And if , in your delusion YOU choose to say ichigo is unhappy just because your ship did not happen then you have no right to consider yourself an Ichigo fan . 

If you want ichigo to be broken and miserable just because YOU were broken and miserable with this ending then you do not have the right to claim you love ichigo . 

If you continue to mischarectize ichigo , twisting him , bending him , changing him so that he could fit better the ‘ half of ichiruki’ mold you people tried so hard to shove him into then you do not deserve ichigo . You do not deserve Bleach . You do not deserve Kubo and his talented ( also it has flaws I’m the first to admit it ) writing . 


Ichigo is happy . Ichigo is exactly where he wants to be  . Ichigo HIMSELF choose where he is in the ending . You’all acting as if he is struck in Karakura town ,as if he is struck with orihime . 

But no , if ichigo wanted to live in soul society he would have been able to do so . If ichigo wanted to be with rukia he would have never choose anybody else . 

But that’s not what ichigo wanted . That’s never what he chose  . He chose to live in Karakura because that’s what he wants . He chose to marry Orihime because she is the woman he is in love with . 

Ichigo at the end of the manga had no restrictions at all . He could decide where to go , which live to live , which person to marry . 

And that’s exactly what he did . 

He chose Karakura town . 

He chose his family . 

He chose his Nakamas . 

And he chose Orihime . Because she was what he always wanted for himself.