Because I'm a shameless Manjoume fangirl.
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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Tuesday, January 18, 2005
* Bleach 15 *
Bleach Episode 15: Kon's Mwa Ha Ha! Great Strategy
This episode was a lot of fun! It's mainly about Kon's big plans on finding himself a new owner - preferably a pretty girl...but there's also a little subplot regarding Rukia, and what portends to be an introduction to a new and serious problem for her, probably related to her violations of Soul Society laws. I really enjoyed this episode because you get a hint of what's to come, (and it really keeps you hooked with a cliffhanger at the end), but at the same time gives you some great down time comedy so you don't feel too dispirited at the end. An overall great intro of what's to come!
Story opens with Rukia thinking to herself in her closet...she figures that "they" must have caught on to what's really going on after yesterday's incident with the Hollow Menos, and Ichigo's great powers that sent it into retreat.
Meanwhile, an extremely irrate and feminine looking Kon very rudely awakens Ichigo. "Look at what you sister did to me!!" Apparently, Yuzu put him through the wash, then dressed him up like a girl, and glued a little flower decoration to his ear! Ichigo isn't very sympathetic. He tries to rip the flower off his ear, but it won't come off..
Ichigo pounds on the closet door to tell Rukia he's leaving for school...she opens the door, and looks a little upset about something, but quietly tells him she'll leaving for school and goes out the window. She bumps into Orihime, who cheerfully tells her all her summer plans, and invites her to join her and friends at the annual fireworks contest in August. "I'll think about it," Rukia says.
Meanwhile, Kon (with no dress now, but flower still attached) has escaped from Ichigo's room, and is quite angry at his treatment there. He tries to get himself picked up by some of girls in Ichigo's class, but he keeps getting into scrapes. ^_^;; He eventually finds his way to Urahara's store, where the runt kid there messes him up really badly. Awwww!
Ishida arrives to class really late, and has bandages all around his arms and hands. The teacher asked him what happened, and he replies, "I fell down the stairs." The class is dead silent...obviously they don't believe it. The boys from the class talk among themselves about how they saw Ishida mumbling to himself in the park by himself, and suspect that he's joined a drama club...Ichigo thanks god that his friends are too stupid to realize the truth. Lunchtime, and Ichigo invites Ishida to join him and his friends as they eat together. He grudgingly agrees, but they sit in doom and gloom at lunch, obviously still pissed at each other....hehe. Ichigo's poor friends are a bit frightened by the dark aura....
The girls catch up with Rukia, who's still looking upset (she remembers what people have told her about not being able to keep "it" secret forever). They all sit down for lunch, and the first thing one of the girls asks her is, "You like Ichigo, don't you??", causing Rukia to spit out her drink! XD But she denies having feelings for him, saying "We're just friends!" And as chatter continues among the happy group, she thinks to herself that she doesn't belong here.
The school day ends, and Ichigo bumps into Rukia and asks her whether something is wrong ("You're acting different today.") She's about to say something, when Kon runs up, tattered and torn, and crying "I wanna come baaack!!" Rukia smiles and says "Look how he's become so attached to you." They take the guy to Ishida to be fixed. Ishida refuses to help at first, but changes his mind when Ichigo taunts him about not being able to do it with his injured hands. Ishida does a fab job, and Kon is decked out in a beautiful blonde wig and lovely dress! He's obviously not very happy with the 'do...
Over at Urahara's, a mysterious talking cat arrives (Urahara calls him Yoroichi). The cat tells him "Why don't you stop pretending? You do know, don't you? They are here."
At the Kurosaki residence, Ichigo comes up to give Rukia her dinner, only to find that she's left a note and has disappeared. The episode ends with a shot of Rukia walking away from Ichigo's house with her things, as two Soul Reapers look on... One of them is Kuchiki Byakuya (as was noted in the preview at the end of Ep 14). The other is Abarai Renji, who looks at Rukia through some odd scanner equipment, and notes that she is indeed using a gigai... "Kuchiki Rukia...we've found her!"
To be continued...
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