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Bleach 502: Hear no Evil - A Calm Before the Storm by NanFe Bleach 502: Hear no Evil - A Calm Before the Storm by NanFe
with me, Byakuya's death is painful, but it's like A Calm before A Storm...

painting together with for the same chapter of Bleach 502.

Wow, this is too painful...

So here is my opinions and predictions for Bleach 502: (sorry for my English)

Not talking about I'm a Byakuya's fan, I'm really sure that Byakuya will come back in the future, and yes, I believe that he died for real right now(Orihime or Captain Unohana can not help, sorry). We're not going to see him for awhile...

So many fans (include me) are really angry with Tite Kubo right now (GODDAMNIT, I was planing to go to Japan to kill him for the first moment I read Bleach 502 hahaha), but, if we think further, this is one of the WISEST move of Tite Kubo.

Let's see this way...
This is the Last Arc of Bleach, a Final Coutdown, WE, Bleach's Fans, what we expect? Of course something big, some epicness, a real BIG CHANGE
If Tite Kubo continutes to make his characters always win in every battle, it will make us see the Opponents are weak as those Fullbrigers, well, it's problaly boring as hell...

I'm pretty sure that Kuchiki Byakuya is Kubo's beloved character (look how much afford he put to design Byakuya)
More than anyone else, I think Tite Kubo has already predicted that how much his fans gonna hate him if he make Byakuya dies, but, if we look on other side, Kuchiki Byakuya, in 11 years of Bleach, always the symbol of Immortal, A person who can not easily die, and now, Byakuya's death is a Sign, a Warn that Tite Kubo gives us to know and understand deeply how strong the opponents this time (damn, he's serious about this).

The reason why I believe Byakuya will come back, well, it's easy because we sooo understand Tite Kubo's usual style, don't you think in just too fast? as the title of this Arc, "A Final Holy War", in just 22 chapters, Tite Kubo kills one of his main characters like Byakuya, clearly that he's planning on something big, really BIG.

I have a strangle feeling that Tite Kubo is mixing the ideas from Bleach Anime's filters, didnt realize that untill I saw Hitsuyaga called his sword name when The Quincy stole our Captains's Bakai, just like the Zanpakutou Arc, Byakuya is the one who gone missing while fought against Senbozakura and turn his back to Shinigami to protect his pride, if it continute like this as the manga, I hope Tite Kubo bring Byakuya back to life and make him different from his image we used to know, like, come to the "Dark Side"(why this sounds like a Deja Vu), betray Soul Society ahaha, just like Regai Arc....

wow, come to think what Bleach is gonna be, it's awesome (and such a long way to go).
let me see, kill the captains, some of main characters, Ichigo comes to SS, Rukia's trauma because of Byakuya's death, how Rukia, Renji,Ichigo and other Shinigami getting stronger, the Espadas(Halibel,Nel, Grimmjow...etc), Gin's back, unseal Aizen (you didnt forget him, did you?) meeting Tensa Zangetsu and the old man Zangetsu, fighting to get back Zanpakutous's names.......

I hopefully when Tite Kubo brings Byakuya back, it shoul be a badass scene, a big difference, just as the sketch on my Tumblr Blog, maybe the "Boss" of Quincy revives him, make him betray Shinigami, hurting Rukia or something :D? or Aizen after unsealed, has the ability to revive or something, aahhh come on, let it happen, sound cool huh hahaha

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ADMA-DE-ARGENTINA Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
super fantastic!!! wonderful!
Anadwen Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student General Artist
He's not dead, he's not dead, he's not dead! 

But the picture is beautiful. The colors. The emotions. The everything. Komari Kamikita (Crying) [V5] 
legomaestro Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing picture. Potent
The-Time-Hunter Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm really glad he's not actually dead.
The-Time-Hunter Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sad but beautiful.
LadyWolfchild Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its so sad and so distraught, and yet i cannot turn away. It is almost hypnotic. the beauty and serenity you have created in this picture will not allow me to do so, and the blood upon his lips and eyes reminds me of the past, so much so that i cannot let this go, despite my desire to. it has captured me.

you are an amazing artist. the emotion you are able to invoke is as breath taking as it is heart retching. I love this. it is outstanding, and nothing i can say will be able to express what it feels like. thank you.
RizaxRoy-chan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
well, I do hope he comes back... but he should remain on Rukia's and Soul Society's side...
taydev Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Sad but beautiful and meaningful picture. I also feel the same. I think he is dead, but will return with Orihime's god-like ability and possibly Unohana's help. Thanks for your words. :)
KCMarceline98 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
D'x This is sad! And I feel so bad for Rukia! She's one of my favorite characters and so is Byakuya! Why's he gotta go!!? Dx And nice work too!
xSenbonzakuraLordx Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't believe it, I will never believe it HE'S NOT DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HiiroNoYuki Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Byakuya!! T^T
FinalFantasyType-0 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god...this is sad. I don't think Rukia could even live without Byakuya...
Hikara-Hime Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
this is simply stunning! I would totally order one if the context wasn't so sad!!! ;_;
Stargatesg11 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Nicely done, amazing job! I hope your right! :-(
Angel-from-death Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
i read on some bleach forum that Kite Kubo said that GrimmJow is still alive, so if GrimmJow is still alive, I'm pretty sure Kite Kubo is gonna pull out some big guns and have a totally twist.
khalekakashi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
your coloring is amazing i like it
this is a saddest chapter I ever read
thank you
Sketchevrywir Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
so colorful yet sad :(
why did kubo let him die?
ReaperDuckling Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
naokijan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I always love ur works :((
But it's just too painful to take the fact that Byakuya will be dead :(
I hope that he'll be back in no time :(((

P/s: i followed u from fb to DA :D
Sessy-Lady Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Heart breaking, but I fully believe he will be back. He'll be back stronger and more determined than ever.
Love that Kuchiki-clan leader.
Beautuful image.
shadow-vegeta Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
pacoexko Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing job <3
RomaniaBlack Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply beautiful! One of my favorite Bleach fanart pieces...your style is just so unique and attractice! :nod:
rapturedoni Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Uchihamonstermaker Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
T^T...byakuyaaaaaaaaa ...i think half of me just died inside....i really hope he does come back later on...cant wait and he's all a evil badass insane guy ...yeahhhhh rube that hatred all in byakuya haters fans face >:(
...i love byakuya .....beg byakuya mercy muhahahahahaha....they don't even care that byakuya dead....grrrrrrrraaaaaaaaa
Fine ...fuck them all I'm sad and pist off to Noooooooooooooooooooooooo byakuya T.T whyyyyyyyyyyy!?
awesomeyuffie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
omg so sad!! D.....x but a byakuya fan...i dnt think he's dead either T.T
Djedra Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Writer
These are really sad, but so beautiful. :(

I don't believe he is dead.
theforgottenGrief Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really epic art and i agree with your opinion, Tite Kubo has to kill some of our fave charas to make it an epic end for Bleach ♥♥♥
TinaAlex2010 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Wow. Awesome painting!
Itīs really sad!! Honestly, I still do not think that he is dead.
Kaxix Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
You are improving. :D Awesome work!

I hope you'll have the chance to draw something happier soon. :)
Cherriedesu Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
so sad!!!!!!!!!!! poor rukia!
cocoawolf29 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If Aizen comes back, I will forgive Tite Kubo. Even if Byakuya doesn't come back. I have this weird feelings Byakuya is dead for good.
Yuuza Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
omg byakuya dies? QAQ i hate dA for these spoilers
Azley Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome to the Internet ~
Yuuza Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
saara-sama Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i almost cried at byakuya's death but i agree with what ur saying about the whole Tite Kubo has a plan goin on thingy :) the more i read sometimes watched bleach i grew to like byakuya more as one of the characters that was and is one of the main pillars of support in this story! and now that one of those pillars are gone it makes me wonder what Kubo-sempai has in store for us so if anything it makes me that much more interested in the final arc :) amazing pic. and description! deffinate brownie points
Unrealyeto Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While I can not describe the feeling to see your work ... but very cool
DanniDarkness Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
noo :tears:
superkim111 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Tora121 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was so pissed when Byakuya died. My jaw hit the floor. Almost. It went as far as it could go. Close enough.
smilingskeleton Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
wow kubo trolled byakuya big time i have no problems with byakuya dying but him dying with out even putting up a fight are you fucking serious kubo talk about bad storytelling until this chapter i was a huge fan of bleach ,but now kubo has lost a lot of my respect. that mysterious sword guy better be grimmjow or fuck bleach completely. God Dammit kubo, man byakuya wasn't fighting like himself his suppose to be a captain and he couldn't even give that quincy a scratch while kenpachi killed 3 of them easily to think the were like this kenpachi = byakuya now it's more like this kenpachi > byakuya
DestatiDreamXIII Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think your prediction is really good, sounds very likely ^^~
I'm still sad about his death though...but I have hope he'll be back again somehow.
And wonderful painting as usual, you have such a unique gorgeous style of art :aww:
Pizza-Boi Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
:nuu: Byakuya!!!!!!
emercor666 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
I just can't believe byakuya died, he is my fav char from the manga. T_T
R.I.P. Kuchiki Byakuya.
Mushinro-Getsy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
I think your right when you say this is the cam before the storm because this attack was very well thought out and the Quincy are taking away the shinigamis' best weapon and using it against them in their weaked state. But I do think that Byakuya is dead for three reasons:
1. This is the final arc so characters are going to die
2. This arc is more of an actual war
3. His heart and lungs were probably obliterated by Senbonsakura also the Quincy's fear ability most likely put huge strain on his heart.
NanFe Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
as I said, I believe he died for real right now, even Orihime or Unohana can not help, my predictions was based how I understand Tite Kubo's brain work, that's why I'm sure that he will bring Byakuya back, maybe on the next 1-2 years, what made me think of that, all in the description.
DreamofU-i Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
This is like sprinkling salt into my already wounded heart!!! T^T I love it still because it's exactly how I felt right after finishing the chapter T^T
AsGaRDiaN28 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Very painful graphic pic of my favorite character.
byakuyarox1 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
OMG It's beautiful in a sad way!
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