Something difficult, but can you tell me your favorite IR scene? Or the scene that makes you think "sh*t, they're soulmates". Thanks for your beautifuls fanarts.
SDFJDSFHJLKLHJAKDHLJKSALJHKHLJKFDLHJFAD OK JESUS CHRIST YES. YES I CAN DO THIS FOR YOU. Well firstly my favourite ir scene is – *plunks down the entirety of Bleach from chapters 1 to 685*
…. in all seriousness, thank you for giving me the chance to wax lyrical about a scene which I’ve talked about before, but I MISSED SOMETHING CRUCIAL LAST TIME, so I’m going to talk about it again. I’ve already answered that this moment
is my favourite IR moment, for various reasons that can be condensed down to: 1) Rukia is the trigger for his power once again, 2) her importance to ichigo is very obviously and clearly shown as being at a much greater, different level than that of the other nakama, and 3) Rukia in ichigo’s memory is, imo, the most GORGEOUS we’ve seen her throughout this entire manga.
BUT THEN! You appended ‘what makes you think sh*t, they;re soulmates’ to your ask and I immediately jumped to this scene only to realise:
This scene comes straight afterwards.
Initially, I didn’t think much of it. Just ‘oh, that’s interesting. I wonder why he hears Rukia’s voice? Eh, I expect it’ll be explained sometime later’. But then…. when I was rereading this scene after the conclusion of the FB arc, the significance of this scene hit me straight in the face.
Let’s start with the way that Ichigo instinctively reacts to Rukia’s voice. With ONE WORD. One word, one word that was probably broken and static-y to boot, and he’s already reacting so instantaneously– so desperately. He recognises Rukia’s voice with just a few words, blurred and distorted by static, and he’s visibly shaken by this.
But honestly, that’s just my shipping goggles talking. Let’s get into the real meat of this scene:
Why the hell do we hear Rukia’s voice, of all people, coming through that substitute badge?
Arranged marriage in what way? Rukia forced to marry someone else because of family obligations or the long awaited Kuchiki/Shiba alliance?
dude kuchiki-shiba alliance sounds FANTASTIC sdfjdfjdfjkjkldf au in which the shiba clan never fell and rukia and ichigo are in an arranged marriage to each other holy shit. holy SHIT what an aesthetic
fade to black /was/ really frickin' extra because my sister, who only know about bleach because i complain about it, saw the part with Ichigo and Rukia on the hill at the end and she was just like, "Are they together?" and when i said no she gave me this look 'are you sure they aren't together?'
DUDE. DUDE. MY DUDE. FTB WAS THE MOST EXTRA THING I’VE SEEN IN MY LIFE. WHAT THE FUCK MAN. ‘HEY IF DEATH ISN’T THE END, MAYBE WE WERE CONNECTED BEFORE TOO’ HEY KUROSAKI ICHIGO YOU’RE A FIFTEEN YEAR OLD. YOU’RE FIFTEEN. WHAT KIND OF ANGRY PUNK-ASS WANNABE FIFTEEN YEAR OLD SAYS THIS KIND OF CHEESY SHIT WITHOUT BATTING A SINGLE EYELID?! OH MY G O D. OH MY GOD
tldr what u mean we’re not canon, we’ve been canon for 15 years
#the 3rd opening will always be my fave SAMEEEE NOT ONE OPENING COULD REACH OP 3 LEVEL IMO (strike back was close but nahhhh ft. was more intense especially THAT FLUTE IN THE INTRO) i remember listening to OP 3 on repeat for a MONTH before i fully memorized it coz the fast parts were so hard lmao)
the runner-ups for me would be “Yakusoku no Hi” [OP14], “Masayume Chasing” [OP15], and yeah, “Strike Back” was also good!! [tho the rap [?] part was kind of unnecessary imho]. The FT Zero opening was also awesome [especially the first 10 seconds]