Is Bleach Sexist?

Topic started by takashichea on Nov. 11, 2013. Last post by Sreenivas 9 months ago.
Post by katmic (333 posts) See mini bio Level 10

@sickVisionz: That doesn't change the fact that Rukia has received almost no development since the soul society arc. As lame as Chad and Renji are, they are constantly acquiring new powers (that prove just as useless, but none the less power ups). Ishida has a fair amount of victories. Rukia feels like she's stuck at the same level. We are still to see a single shred of evidence explaining why she was promoted to vice captain.

Post by Destinyheroknight (10,229 posts) See mini bio Level 21

@katmic:

Rukia beat Aaroniero Arruruerie the 9th Espada, looking at her rank at the time, that was very impressing. Where Renji and Uryu was getting there butts kick by what his face. Out of Ichigo's core friends group, Rukia is the only one who really beat someone importanton her own with no help in that Arc

Nami in one piece rarely fights anyone on luffy or zoro or sangi or even brook's level. But at least she wins.

Brook hardly fights

Also she getting special training now, so I getting she'll be stepping up in the last arc.

Post by Destinyheroknight (10,229 posts) See mini bio Level 21

@takashichea:

Also, there are guys characters who are Damsels , like Usopp, Kon, Happy and can't really think of anyone in Naruto. It not as one sided

Post by sickVisionz (4,256 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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@katmic said:

@sickVisionz: That doesn't change the fact that Rukia has received almost no development since the soul society arc. As lame as Chad and Renji are, they are constantly acquiring new powers (that prove just as useless, but none the less power ups). Ishida has a fair amount of victories. Rukia feels like she's stuck at the same level. We are still to see a single shred of evidence explaining why she was promoted to vice captain.

You could levy that at literally every one of Ichigo's human friends and nearly every vice-captain. It's not sexist. Both sexes are developed equally as poor.

Post by xlab3000 (1,393 posts) See mini bio Level 10

@Acura_Max said:

I wouldn't say so. You got still got strong characters like Soi Fon and Yoruichi Shihoin. Both of whom are not only strong, but leaders of organizations. I would say it's more a case of Kubo running out of ideas. From what I heard, he never intended Bleach to be this long.

LOL

Post by takashichea (11,700 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Destinyheroknight:

These are good recommendations. I'm actually working on the Dudes in Distress list.

Dudes in Distress

Just to balance the Damsel in Distress lists.

1. Komatsu
2. Ash's Pikachu

Gets kidnapped by Team Rocket

3. Ichigo Kurosaki

Gets his ass saved by Rukia

4. Eren Yeager

Gets his ass saved by Mikasa and Levi.

5. Yukiteru Amano

Gets his ass kidnapped by his stalker

6. Portgas D. Ace

Spoilers

Post by Acura_Max (2,326 posts) See mini bio Level 13
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@Destinyheroknight said:

@takashichea:

Also, there are guys characters who are Damsels , like Usopp, Kon, Happy and can't really think of anyone in Naruto. It not as one sided

Here's two characters in Naruto. Gaara had to be saved that one time he got his demon sucked out Naruto & co. Kakashi had to be saved by Naruto & co. after he got trapped in Zabuza's water prison.

Post by takashichea (11,700 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Acura_Max:

I'll add them. Thank you.

Post by Acura_Max (2,326 posts) See mini bio Level 13
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@takashichea: Don't forget the professional dude in distress.

Post by katmic (333 posts) See mini bio Level 10

I think 'damsel in distress' needs to be defined. IN my book its someone that requires constant saving, like that's their only role in the entire story. Orihime is the perfect example. I wouldn't call characters like Gaara damsels, considering the context.

@Destinyheroknight: You cannot really call Usopp a damsel; we are talking about a character that has fought Luffy and brought him to his knees.

I think Uryu is a far more useful character to Ichigo than Rukia; where Rukia always loses the moment her zanpakutou is overpowered, uryu is constantly beating the odds using his wits. I don't think rukia could have beaten Kuroshi...that alien captain that Ishida defeated.

Post by takashichea (11,700 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@katmic:

TV tropes had made sub concept pages for Damsel in Distress.

Gaara was a temporary dude in distress. Plus, I'm doing this fun. I know you're serious about your shows.

Post by Acura_Max (2,326 posts) See mini bio Level 13
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@takashichea: Here's another one: Princess Peach Toadstool. Apparently, Mario got his own anime movie.

Post by takashichea (11,700 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Acura_Max:

I didn't know Mario had a movie. All I remember was the cartoon series which is not an anime.

Post by Sreenivas (41 posts) See mini bio Level 10

Bleach anime has truly ended.I don' t like present arc of Bleach manga.

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