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Favorite Manjoume episode?
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How was the Prince of Tennis finale?:

More people liked it than I expected! XD I chose the last option of course, because Atobe is just... *purrrrrrs* ♥

  1. Great! I loved it! (35.94%)
  2. It was so-so (23.96%)
  3. Atobe shower was the only redeemer (21.35%)
  4. Horrible...I hated it(18.75%)
Total: 192 votes

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what's in a name?

This is where I feature a character from an anime and explain their name meanings. If you'd like to request a name meaning, let me know! ^_^

Name: Yukimura Seiichi
Anime: Prince of Tennis


Yukimura is a wonderful character that has lots of potential... His name is quite fitting to his character as well. "Yuki" is the kanji for peace or happiness, and "mura" means village. I think this reflects the serenity of his nature very well.

The more interesting part about his name is the fact that it stems from the historic Japanese war hero, Sanada Yukimura. A brilliant tactician and expert in the art of war, he almost led a successful campaign against the then-shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. He is ultimately betrayed and meets a tragic end. I think it's interesting indeed, that the powerhouse tennis team Rikkaidai's Captain (Yukimura) and Vice Captain (Sanada) are named after this true life hero.

"Sei" means soul or life force. This of course, speaks to Yukimura's passionate feelings toward tennis, and his incredible will to overcome his suffering to become greater than he is. Ichi is a common ending for a boy's name.

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Artist: Hamasaki Ayumi
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This song is one of Ayu's more rock-type songs. It's one of her latest singles, just before Alterna and Fairyland.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

* Bleach 14 *

Bleach Episode 14: A Back-to-Back Battle to the Death

I know, I skipped a whole bunch of episodes up until 14, but I figured I'll restart this at the latest episode, which is what most people wanna know about anyways, right? ^_^;;

Anyways, the story continues with Ichigo and Ishida's little battle. We learn a little more about Ishida's background...he's the last surviving Quincy, and as it turns out, his grandfather was a good man who had taught him not to wage war against the Soul Reapers, but to work together with them. But when the grandfather was attacked by several hollows at once, the Soul Reapers didn't come to his aid until too late. This is why Ishida hates the Soul Reapers so much. Ichigo interrupts Ishida with a swift kick to the head, saying, "You talk way too long!!" Lol. Ichigo then explains his own hatred for Hollows to Ishida...and we think they'll get along just a little bit, at least until the Hollows are defeated...when from the sky comes a hella big Hollow, which Rukia recognizes as the legendary Menos, a Hollow made from hundreds of Hollows.

Ishida realises that he can absorb Ichigo's spiritual energy by touching his sword...so he devises a plan: strapping the sword to his head! Hehe... But Ichigo grabs his sword back and deflects Menos's attack on his own....thereby unleashing his hidden powers. Menos retreats back into the sky... Ishida believes that up until now, Ichigo had been masking his own great spiritual powers, much like a water tap that had been turned off. In order to help Ichigo from being destroyed by his newly unleased powers, he helps him disperse the spiritual energy overflowing from the Zanpakutou.

Ishida saves him because he realises that he didn't hate Soul Reapers for failing to come to his grandfather's aid...rather, he had felt incredible guilt for years, having stood by and watched his grandfather's murder without putting his own life on the line to save him. Ichigo sees the distraught Ishida and thinks...he can't beat up a guy with such a sad expression.

All in all, a GREAT episode! Can't wait for the next one!

Ah, I've also added screenshots from ending, because we have a new ending theme! It's a cool and catcy hip-hop tune called "Thank you", by Homemade Kazoku (kazoku means family).

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