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Bleach: Deathberry

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Published: November 1, 2007
Deathberry is a nickname Kubo Tite sometimes uses to refer to Ichigo in chapter titles. It's probably the combination of words that describe parts of Ichigo's character. The word "death" comes from death god, since he is after all a shinigami representative. And "berry" comes from strawberry. Although his name is written with the characters ichi ( 一 ) as in "one" and go ( 護 ) from "guardian", his name meaning "one who protects", it's pronounced the same way as イチゴ, the Japanese word for "strawberry" (a fact he is sometimes teased about). On a related tangent, "ichigo" can also mean 'one' and 'five' if the "go" is written as 五. That's why he has a sign that says "15" on his bedroom door, and he sometimes wears shirts with the number 15.

As with the nickname Deathberry, this shot was meant to depict two sides of his identity - the seemingly regular teenage boy (whom Kubo Tite sometimes dresses in the craziest outfits in his illustrations) with hair as striking as his personality, and the Hollow he struggles to suppress inside him.

Eighth of the Bleach Casual Artbook-Inspired Cosplay Series Whose Title Is Far Too Long Come On Don't Take Me Too Seriously About The Title. More info on this photoshoot :bulletred:here:bulletred:

Happy Halloween! Watch out for those Hollows!

Note: The effect on my Hollow eye is editing for now, but I'm considering ordering a pair of sclera contacts from [link] (if you need them as well, just look through the site for the Scarecrow lenses) for when I seriously consider cosplaying Hollow Ichigo/Shirosaki, which is a scary thought. I'll be needing to save up for those contacts if I decide to go through with it, haha.

:iconbehindinfinity: myself as Kurosaki Ichigo

:camera: photography by Erving Go

Bleach © 久保 帯人 (Kubo Tite)

Bleach Casual photoshoot:
:flame: Asterisk
:flame: Houki Boshi
:flame: Karakura Heroes
:flame: I Want You To Know
:flame: Sen no Yoru Wo Kaete
:flame: Nice Vibe
:flame: Kurosaki Ichigo
:flame: Deathberry
:flame: Believe In Tomorrow
:flame: Days I Chased After

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Canon EOS 40D
Shutter Speed
1/5 second
Focal Length
47 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Oct 26, 2007, 6:31:20 PM
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Wow you really look like carrot topXD
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Thsi is fucking awesome
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Muajajaja..How funny..Onion That's really good cosplay. It's hard to find good Ichigo ones since it's really hard to pull off the orange hair. Awesome! :D
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bleachfan800Student Digital Artist
omg ive had this photo on my ipod since 2009 and ive been wondering where it came from finally i know! EPIC JOB!!Love 
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how did you turn the eye black like that :D
i would LOVE to know :3
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in love <3
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wow horrable ichigo
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VERY WELL DONE WITH THE SHIRO EYE THERE!!! Very well done. I like this.
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Oh man, I love the contrast with the eyes. Very cool!
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wow i like the bleach cosplay
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Are you trying to confuse me?! I hate when I don't know whether a cosplayer is a female or male one. Because if you're a girl, then you are an awesome crossplayer, and if you're a boy, you're still awesome. xD
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have to say that is bad ass!! :3
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Nice is that photoshop of you got the contacts. or a lil of both
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KaienLoveYaoi2Student General Artist
eathberry? Really? thats hilarious

I love the one blacked sclera
very awesome
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looks like real Ichigo
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I fell in love with this ichigo pic <3 <3 i wish u had a fb so we can go out >.< make my wish come true >.<
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Woah that looks fantastic!
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the split personality aspect of ichigo is fascinating, and it adds a more tragic element to his character
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Very, very good job, you're just perfect ! :D
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