Monday, May 21, 2012

Ichigo Kurosaki my imaginary boyfriend...

Manga. You either hate it or love it. I love it. I remember years ago when Borders first opened I would beg my mom to drop me off there so I could hide in the corners of the store and loose myself in this mix of Science Fiction and Japanese culture. Around 2003 I found this Manga that has had my heart forever. Bleach

Ichigo Kurosaki finds himself in the worst situation, but like any other male of worth he defends his family with no concern for his health or well being. He meets Rukia, a deadly soul reaper who has sensed a Hollow coming to earth, and is more than prepared to defeat it. When their two paths meet they will never be the same again.

Ichigo has many allies but even more enemy's. You see Hollows are in no short supply. As long as there are humans in this world there will be Hollows. They are created when a deceased human looses its 'chain of fate' and is overcome with the sorrow and negative energy within them leaving a hole where their heart should be...literally.

Have I caught your attention? Good! Now don't get overwhelmed. There are currently 39 volumes out for sale, and number 40 is set to release on June 5th. There are even more already release in Japan, but short of actually learning Kanji you will have to wait patiently like the rest of us. I know, my inner nerd is not happy either, but lucky for you and me they release them every few months. I truly hope you give this a shot. It may not be what you are used to but believe me it is Manga at its finest.

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