Uh I didn't say Kubo was going to follow their footsteps, I was saying 2 characters can have the deepest bond on the show but not fall in love.
-Still shoots that "Orihime can't affect Ichigo" argument to the ground doesn't it? Either way it's still an Ichigo---->Orihime scene to us.
-Where do you get that crap from? Ichigo is clearly shown saying "RUKIA?!" and telling Ulquiorra he is going to save Rukia. There isn't even mention of Inoue until Ulquiorra goads Ichigo by telling him he's hurt Inoue (one of his nakama)
-I never assumed that the arc was over, it is over. This is the Winter War arc, and the Ichi/Ulqui battle is a major part of it.
-Ok then...Explain Ulquiorra setting Orihime apart from his "NAKAMA" then? Was it because she was just there? Or does Ulquiorra sense that Ichigo reacts strongly when he mentions Orihime?
-Finally, this arc wasn't about Inoue being a lover to Ichigo and them leaping into each other's arms. Inoue has been feeling worthless/useless since the SS arc and she doesn't believe she was worth rescuing. She is beginning to realize now that she is worth it in Ichigo's and everyone else's eyes. I still don't see how people garner romance from that. It is a growing experience for Inoue.
-I don't see how people garner romance from SS ac which it clearly wasn't since Kubo said so. But if you want to not take his words and listen to your fanclub buddies instead then that's fine with me.
-Difference in both arcs, Ichigo has actually shown to be AFFECTED by Inoue emotionally, and they're actually sharing the experience together. Rukia has never been present in any of Ichigo's "EPIC fights", but Inoue clearly has.
-Also it's been said if the main villain is interested in the female, it'll be a quarrel to see who wins her back.
-In case you haven't noticed Orihime has been getting stronger in this arc WITH ICHIGO. See: heart speech, shield powerup, etc.
-Wouldn't her love be immature if she feel in love with someone else on the show who she barely even interacted with? So her love is mature if she likes Ishida or Ulquiorra now?
-Also, I hope you aren't using that "Orihime was scared of Ichigo" argument to prove that she gets weaker when she's around him. That argument has been destroyed countless times.
Quote from Nocturne.
"It is fun to see how wrong detractors are though. Especially when the one who proves them wrong is Kubo. After all, people insisted Ichigo wasn't fighting Ulquiorra for Orihime's sake back in chapter 270. Then Kubo had Nel say that yes, Ichigo was fighting Ulquiorra for Orihime's sake. And now we have Ulquiorra again provoking Ichigo to what? Fight him for Orihime's sake. Maybe third times the charm and people will actually realize Ichigo's fighting Ulquiorra for Orihime's sake. Kubo's getting tired of repeating himself. 'Cause LOL, chapter 240 was like chapter 270 all over again except Orihime is there to witness it for her eyes."
So? You know all those sidekick movies? They have the strongest bonds in those shows, yet they aren't in love. This is exactly the case with IchiRuki, people just chose to ship them because she was a girl.
SS doesn't hold a candle?
-Ichigo getting powered up by Orihime's words. I like how she says "Thank god he's himself again" when she said that in a previous chapter, except Rukia was the one helped him get back on his feet. This time SHE's the one who helped Ichigo.
-The reiatsu thing? His reiatsu was searchign for ORIHIME ONLY, and he was supposedly aiming for the "dying rukia".
Why do people assume this arc is even over? The Ulquiorra battle has yet to come. Maybe that's where all the passion/intensity is going to come from.
What makes you think Kubo would cheapen Renji and Inoue's characters by putting them together with their counterparts, only to realize that Inoue would never be Rukia, and Renji would never be Ichigo?
How is that poor in Inoue's case? Part of her character development is seeing her worth in her friends eyes. It would help her character, once she realizes she's just as important as Rukia is to Ichigo, except as a lover. <3 <3
And do you expect Orihime to hook up with another guy after Kubo made her love so strong? If it's not suppose to be taken seriously, then why keep developing her feelings after all these years? I would understand Ichihime not happenign if it was just a silly crush, but apparently it isn't. (Don't even say infatuation, ill kill you!)
So you're saying they aren't romantic YET? Uh I guess i can go with that, but if thats what you want to think that's fine. =)
Hmm...He's been plenty sweet to IchiOri fans!
In the SS arc Rukia and Ichigo only talked in their reunion and then BAM! he shoves her to renji.
While Ichigo and Orihime have been together for like 2 years already. And they haven't even gotten to the ichiulq fight! i wonder what dazzling things are going to happen between them there. aren't you so excited? =)