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Does anyone find it scary how much someone this awesome was forgotten and thrown to the side?
Thanks to the wacky site that is Crunchyroll News, I was reminded about the one and only Rukia Kuchiki of BLEACH as her birthday just passed. Before Mikasa Ackerman took away my heart, Rukia had a cold yet gentle grasp on it and many others.
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Can being passionate be bad for your heart? But it might hurt so good. A recent article on Psychological Science put a focus on the link between people with Type A personalities and heart attacks. It heavily suggests that the worst traits, such as anger and hostility, of those with Type A blood tend to go through hits on the heart more than other blood types.
Perhaps the most significant Type A anime/manga character is BLEACH’s Ichigo Kurosaki. He goes through so much emotional pain and drama, thanks to the manipulations and desires of those around him. Ichigo is usually thrown around for the worst. Whenever Ichigo confronts someone, he is always tense. Can you blame him though? But Ichigo also has a tendency to stubbornly ignore close friends that he feels should get out of his way, like Tatsuki Arikawa for example.
Yet it’s not so simple to just say people’s personalities/problems are based off of their blood types. Whatever the case, don’t let the stress of life get to you.
If you’re Type A, make sure the A stands for awesome.
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When you think about all the conflict between different groups/races throughout the ages, what if a small glimmer of hope was revealed to bring them together? But what if that hope possibly meant the extinction of one group? Tite Kubo’s BLEACH examined a brief moment where two members of the prominent races, Shinigami and Quincy, got to know each other in a moment of fate that would define the life of Ichigo Kurosaki forever. "Everything but the Rain" (Volumes 59-60) shows how life can be cruel when heavy rain pours down on you, especially a storm with such force as ingroup bias.
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We are usually told to give it our all in most aspects in life, yet what if fear takes over? What if you’re not able to move on? Those thoughts come to mind when it comes to BLEACH’s Kenpachi Zaraki and his recently-revealed history with fellow Soul Society Captain, Retsu Unohana. Their backstory takes a look at the power restraint places on individuals even if they’re not aware of it.
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Ever had a moment where something happens and you reacted by saying “I knew that was going to happen!”? Imagine that you behaved that way for every major event that happens in your life. Scary, right? Try telling (arguably) the biggest victim of hindsight bias, BLEACH’s own Sosuke Aizen, that. Being someone like Aizen doesn’t really bode well for one’s life since something more powerful than Bankai will make its presence felt: stagnation.
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