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.
[ previous name meanings ]
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
* Bleach 16 *
Bleach Ep 16: Abarai Renji Makes His Appearance!
The tension built up from last week explodes in today's continuation, as we learn more about Rukia's troubles with the Soul Society. This episode was full of new and intriguing plot developments (especially for those like myself, who haven't read the manga). Although not too much happens in terms of pushing the story forward, we get just enough to keep watching for more. And the two new characters will prove to be quite interesting to watch...particularly Kuchiki Byakuya, whose cold contemplation seems to be hiding something more. Certainly, I couldn't believe that he could watch his own sister being killed - even if they aren't blood related. We shall see...
The story continues with Rukia running off from Ichigo's house, as the two Reapers from Soul Society, Byakuya and Renji, silently follow her. As she runs, she remembers her memories of Ichigo, mostly...the first time he became a Soul Reaper...the time he taught her how to use a straw...it's sweet. And she remembers how earlier that day, she had spent happy times with the girls at lunch, and thinks that she never should have developed such an emotional attachment to a world she doesn't belong in. She rebukes herself... But she's so deep in thought that she doesn't sense the reapers until Renji suddenly appears before her and strikes down with his sword.
"Now give it up...who's the human who stole your powers?"
She denies that anyone, much less a human, has taken her powers. But he doesn't believe her: "You came up from Rukongai, like I did. And you were adopted by the aristocratic Kuchiki family. Hadn't you become an elite Soul Reaper? So you shouldn't look so damn HUMAN! Isn't that right...Captain Kuchiki?" She turns...and is shocked to see her brother...
Renji strikes at her again... He says it's a felony to transfer powers of a soul reaper to a human... "They were compassionate enough to let us take care of this. Now...tell us where he is...we will kill him." He slices at her again, and she's wounded. He raises his sword again...but an arrow slices past him. Ishida comes walking towards them... Ishida says he doesn't like how two armed men are attacking a harmless girl. Renji demands to know who he is. "Just a classmate," he says, "One that hates soul reapers."
(Ishida denies having raced out to the scene because he sensed soul reapers in the area. No, I came out to the 24 hour "Sunflower Sewing" store, he says. Yeah right...lol).
Renji slices through Ishida's bag from the sewing store. He demands to know who he is, again. "I already told you." "You didn't answer my question!" Ishida finally says, "Ishida Uryuu." To a surprised looking Renji, he says, "I figured, even a Soul Reaper deserves to know the name of the man who killed him." Renji looks none too happy...
Scene switches to Ichigo's bathroom, where he's still frustered about Rukia disappearing. He hears some odd noises coming from the toilet and crawls down to find that Rukia had duck taped poor Kon to the back of the toilet to keep him silent and out of the way. "Didn't you see the note she left you??" Kon demands as soon as he can speak. They find that she's left an encoded note that doesn't make any sense...until you removed all the letter "ta's" in the letter. (She left him a clue: a drawing of a racoon, or tanuki... (remove the "ta") ^_^;;;)
The note says she has to go, and that he should keep himself hidden for a while. Kon catches on right away, and starts crying up a storm: "She's in danger! She doesn't want to get us involved!!" Ichigo resolves to go save her and swings back at Kon so they can switch places. Kon, who understandably hates having a hand stuck down his throat, resists, and runs about the room... Urahara arrives just then: "Is there anything I can do for you?"
Back on the street, Ishida's in bad condition...as he's doubled over on the ground, and Renji says, "Abarai Renji...you should know the name of the man who kills you," as he raises his sword. Rukia thinks to herself that he's gotten stronger than before...she couldn't do anything. "Stop!" she screams.
Ichigo arrives just in time to save Ishida. "Kurosaki Ichigo...you should know the name of the man who kills you," he says. (How many times do they have to repeat this line? ^_^;;;) Renji is shocked to see how big Ichigo's Zanpakutou is. "So you are the one who took Rukia's powers!" They go at it, and Renji manages to slice Ichigo on the shoulder.. "Ichigo!" Rukia tries to run to him, but Ishida grabs her ankle...
"Now die, and Rukia will get her powers back...and we'll take her back to the Soul Society, where she'll die," Renji says. He stands over Ichigo and taunts him, saying a pathetic substitute like himself could never inflict even a scratch on a real soul reaper. Ichigo lashes out and cuts him on the chin. "Oops, My bad...only, you were all open just now, I couldn't resist."
Byakuya notes that this is the boy who wounded Menos Grande and sent him back to its world.
Renji laughs, saying that must mean the hollows are not so strong these days if a boy like him could wound Menos. "His sword may be big, but its spiritual powers haven't been brought to use yet." He asks him what his Zanpakutou's name is, and Ichigo looks perplexed. Renji scoffs, and runs his hand down his sword, as it transforms into a new weapon with saw-like prongs on it. "Behold, Zabimaru! Your prey is right before you!" He jumps up and strikes at Ichigo with his new deadly sword, slicing through Ichigo's shoulder. "Now, die by my hand!"
To be continued...
Sorry there's so much dialogue in this summary. What can I say, it was a dialogue heavy episode. ^_^;; But I hope you enjoyed it. Gah! I can't take these cliffhangers!
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