Today in ‘the kind of shit you realise when you’re having a mind-numbingly boring day at work’:

Kurosaki Ichigo is a fucking shojo hero and not a shonen one

Like ok I’ve been saying jokingly for a while that Bleach was actually originally meant to be a shoujo and it’s just thinly disguised as shounen (because that bridge scene in the SS arc what the fuck), but…. like….. really think about it 

Most shounen heroes are optimistic and bright. That’s their thing.They make friends through their unwavering optimistic attitude and bullshit nakama powers, idk. But Ichigo? He’s a fuckin tsundere who doesn’t like opening up to people and making friends (except ofc he does the latter, but only through beating the shit out of them/getting the shit beat out of him by them first). When was the last time you had a shounen hero as reluctant and tsundere as Ichigo? Usually in shounen, the tsundere is a character archetype assigned to the happy-go-lucky protag’s rival, not the protag himself. Plus, he’s supposed to be good-looking in canon (if Riruka’s reaction in FB is anything to go by), and like lmao once again that’s not a typical shounen protagonist trait. Ichigo isn’t a traditional shounen hero by any stretch of the imagination (mostly Bc as many ppl have pointed out, Bleach is structured more like a monomyth than standard shonen, but I digress).

But take him out of shonen and put him in a shoujo context and Ichigo fits the bill to a T. Good looking? Check. Tragic back story / mother trauma? Check. Stereotypical bad boy image with a heart of gold? Check. Secret dork? Check. Tsundere about expressing himself? Check. Angsty and prone to brooding by himself with all of his problems? Check. Fiercely protective? Check.  Sacrifices everything in his life for the sake of a single girl? Check check fucking check 

And???/ Like???? Just look at all his colourspreads for Bleach and??? This shit becomes even more obvious? Like sure there’s a few colourspreads where he’s decked out in Shinigami gear looking heroic and shit surrounded by flames but for the most part Ichigo’s colourspreads are like… Ichigo in nice fashionable clothes looking at the audience with either this half-lidded sultry expression or a broody angsty expression on his face and im??????? Putting ur protag in fashionable clothes and posing them like a model is what u do in SHOUJO colourspreads not in shounen ones omg

And, just, the shoujo heroine finding the kinda aimless ‘’’’bad boy’’’’ with a shitton of potential and a heart of gold and changing them for the better, making them a better man who actually lives up to their potential is…. a shoujo trope…. it’s a shoujo storyline…… like….. I’m not trying to say Bleach would have worked better as a shoujo here but…. fuck it Bleach would have worked better as a shoujo 

If pairs of shinigami and espada had to build a desk together

As requested by anon. :)

Espada and shinigami have been *randomly* paired together, and now they must put together a desk. From Ikea, say. How is that going to go?

1. Komamura & Aaroniero

Komamura: These tiny screws are hard to assemble with my giant paws.

Komamura: Can I see the instruction manual again?

Aaroniero: You know, I am actually the espada with the most potential.

Komamura: Uh

Aaroniero: When I consume things, I get their powers.

Komamura: Okay but

Aaroniero: I just learned something, though.

Aaroniero: Eating Ikea instructions does not grant me the power of Ikea assembly.

Aaroniero: Which seems, just, SO unfair.


Aaroniero: Oh sure. Blame me.

2. Nemu & Nel

Nemu: This looks like a job for me and my drill hand.

Nemu: Maybe you should just….what are you doing?

Nel: I’m trying to screw these screws into my thumb!

Nemu: Why?

Nel: Because Nel is a masso-kiss!

Nemu: Yeah I get that.

3. Yamamoto and Yammy

Yamamoto: I don’t think these pegs even fit into these holes.

Yamamoto: What is this human nonsense?

Yammy: Ha! You can’t get the pegs in, huh? Sounds like weakness!

Yammy: I’ll SMASH those pegs in with my FISTS!





Yamamoto: So now we have desk splinters.

Yammy: That’s what we were trying to make, right?

4. Matsumoto and Starrk

Starrk: Building desks isn’t really my thing. Let’s just forget it.

Matsumoto: Forget it? We can’t do that!

Matsumoto: What we CAN do is get super drunk until my captain comes in, sees what a mess we’ve made, and the builds the desk for us!

Starrk: That does sound better.

Matsumoto: I’ll get the sake!

5. Tosen and Grimmjow

Tosen: Paired with you? An espada who does not understand how to listen to instructions or do anything right? Ridiculous.

Grimmjow: Hey! I’m not exactly grinning with joy either!

Grimmjow: I hate you, I hate instructions, and I hate desks!

Tosen: You hate desks? I do not believe you’ve ever thought about desks long enough to form an opinion.




Grimmjow: If I help you build this stupid desk will you not tell anyone I said that?

Tosen: Just hand me the box.

6. Rukia and Halibel?

Rukia: Okay, so HOW do I put this peg in?

Halibel: You just push it through.

Rukia: ???

Halibel: Just poke it through.

Rukia: ???

Halibel: Like in this drawing here.

Rukia: ???

Halibel: Do you not understand?

Rukia: It’s like the goddamn juice box all over again.

Rukia (whispering): My old nemesis.

Halibel: …maybe you should just hand me things.

7. Byakuya and Ulquiorra

Ulquiorra: I will read you the instructions. You will assemble the desk.

Byakuya: No. I will read you the instructions. You will assemble the desk.

Ulquiorra: This is not a negotiation. It is an order.

Byakuya: My pride will not allow me to take orders from the likes of you.

Ulquiorra: Then I will force you to build this desk.

Byakuya: Someone at your power will not be able to force me to hammer even a single nail.

Ulquiorra: We will see.


8. Kyoraku and Zommari

Zommari: …are you napping, using the Ikea box as a pillow?

Kyoraku: Just absorbing the instructions via osmosis!

Zommari: That is not how anything works.

Kyoraku: Really? I thought a guy like you, who likes meditation, would be into this!

Zommari: I am not “into” building a desk with a shinigami, nor of being paired with one who is clearly too lazy to take this seriously.

Kyoraku: Hm. You’re kinda stern like Nanao, but not in any way as cute!


9. Kurotsuchi and Szayel

Szayel: Let’s toss out these instructions and use the ones I developed, which will create a PERFECT desk!

Kurotsuchi: Perfection is not the goal of a scientist.

Kurotsuchi: Let’s make a desk out of zombies just to see what happens.

Szayel: That’s disgusting. I love it.

Szayel: We will make the perfect zombie desk!

Kurotsuchi: I just can’t work with you.

10. Hisagi and Barragan

Barragan: I am the god of Hueco Mundo.

Barragan: Everything I touch turns to nothing.

Barragan: And I am way, way, way, way, way, way too good to be doing that.

Barragan: So have fun with my fracciones.

Ggio: Yo, if you mess this desk up, shinigami, which we are building in honor of His Majesty, I’ll KILL you!

Hisagi: Why must I always suffer

11. Soi Fon and Luppi

Luppi: Look at me build this desk with my eight arms! You can’t even catch up!

Luppi: I just wish I could build EIGHT desks rather than just ONE!

Soi Fon: You are doing literally everything wrong.

Luppi: LIES

12. Ikkaku and Nnoitra

Nnoitra: This desk is weak.

Nnoitra: You’re weak.

Nnoitra: I’m not doing this.

Ikkaku: Okay but consider this.

Ikkaku: Sake. Rock-paper-scissors. Loser has to do part of the desk. Winner gets to high ground to fight after loser has built part of the desk. Fight. Drink. Repeat.


Nnoitra: I think I just realized what love feels like.

Ikkaku: Yeah I have that effect on people.

PLEASE keep my authority with my art !!!!

Dear Ichiruki fan community, I would like to thank you for liking and sharing my fanarts. I would like to thank you for supporting me from now and then. But PLEASE keep my authority when you share my arts to any other places. Do not bring out without credit. I have made an individual instagram account ( to post original art but this situation haven’t stop. I’m so grateful if you guys keep supporting me while keeping my authority.

I’m super bored so here have some snippets of F r a y that I’ve discarded (they may be discarded but they still give u a fair idea of what’s going on in the fic :P) 

  • She’d been asleep, but he’d been fully awake and had pulled her towards him.
  • A bark of mirthless laughter escapes him; god,  if she hadn’t been the softest thing he’s ever felt against him.
  • Ichigo focuses on controlling the reiatsu that, now it’s finally been released, seems to have no inclination to be quashed back down. He winces at the raw, frayed edges of it; vicious and sharp, without years of use smoothing it down. In the living room, the children shift uncomfortably.
  • He sucks in a breath through his teeth and focuses, focuses. Slowly, the unravelled strands of his power curl back into him.
  • Something like a sob catches at his throat. The sensation of his reiatsu coursing through him after years of repression is almost overwhelming, as vivid as the feeling of Rukia’s lips on his. His breath comes fast and shallow as he tries, tries, to forget about both things—
  • He can’t. Every time he closes his eyes he sees Rukia behind them. 

Warm up doodle of older Kazui and Ichika done over the past few days. Thanks to the anon who suggested this prompt! I always like drawing characters at different stages and especially with kids finding a good mix of features from their parents (which become more evident as they reach adulthood).

Kazui has Orihime’s face but slightly longer. And yes that is his own personal combat pass in his hand. Ichika has Rukia’s face until it gets to the jaw area and starts to emulate Renji a little more. I also designed a set of tattoos for her that resemble her father’s but are still unique to her. She only has them on her upper arms and shoulders.

I am taking a wild guess as to their age difference. Based on how they were presented in the final chapter I figured Ichika was about 8 or 9 while Kazui was more like 4 or 5, possibly 6. I also included a projected height reference for both their families.