Well, her birthday was on January the 14th, so I’m late as usual.
I wanted to show Rukia’s loved ones appreciating her in different ways - there’s a little party at school (it was Orihime’s idea to throw confetti on the birthday girl), a bigger one at Soul Society (she’s holding a gift box with candies from Ukitake) and then a quiet one with her boyfriend. (◡‿◡✿)
Rukia’s and Renji’s clothes in the 2nd pic are from this New Year’s illustration. I have no idea if one would wear something like this for a birthday party, but I just really liked them.
Ichigo in the second page is literally me during every class.
I like the idea of Ichigo working at the same place as Keigo and Mizuiro no matter how impossible it might be. XD Please pay it no mind, it was made like that merely for the sake of this crack-ish!parody comic.
In a cold world like the one we are currently living in, everyone needs a warm hug, Orihime-chan.
In the first draft, the problem unraveled pretty easily without much conflict which was indicative of my understanding of relationships at the time. By the time I did the final pages, I had a vague realization that Rukia was more complicated than I had originally written.
I’m surprised how well it was executed despite my brain screaming “RUKIA WTF ARE YOU DOING” the entire time I was writing her.
I just re-reading Bleach and notice this awesome moment.
Look, Keigo have a much deeper character than just funny stupid Ichigo’s classmate. He cares about his friend a lot and he was upset because other people always judge Ichigo only his outward and don’t see how awesome Kurosaki really is. So, Keigo always been a good friend to Ichigo. Not only at the last chapters.