At long last love


Chad looks sad, doesn’t he? You can’t really blame him. You see, Chad is pretty much the only protagonist from Tite Kubo’s Bleach not to be featured in John Jakala’s list of great manga romances. This wasn’t a result of neglect or a lack of affection on John’s part, I assure you. You see, in spite of his redeemed-thug hotness, protective streak, and all-around lovableness, Chad can’t even seem to score a subtext romance. Who, we are left to wonder, is a worthy match for this still-waters-run-deep stalwart?

After an exhaustive search, I believe I’ve found the right person for Chad.


While opposites often attract, I think similarity would work better in Chad’s favor. Hence, the bewitching Sakaki from Kiyohiko Azuma’s Azumanga Daioh. Sakaki’s waters are equally still and run equally deep. Beneath her slightly intimidating exterior beats a loving and loyal heart. I don’t even care to think what would happen if Chad put on a pair of cat ears.

Alas, like so many great romances, this one would be star-crossed. For how can a boy from shonen adventure and a girl from seinen four-koma ever truly be together? Only in fan fiction, my friends.

6 Responses to At long last love

  1. John Jakala says:

    OMG! *Perfect* match for Chad!!! I…I must resist fanfic urges… Having the impulse to write up a manga featuring Chad and Sakaki running a shelter for abandoned (& adorable) animals during the day and fighting supernatural threats by night. ARRGGH!! Now I understand how shippers get their start!! Damn you, Welsh!

  2. This may be the best thing I have ever seen. 😀

  3. Ed Sizemore says:

    Sorry, Sakaki is all mine. I will fight and beat Chad to have her. Our mutal love of cats is proof we are destined for each other.

  4. Connie says:

    I was almost terrified to click that “more” link.

  5. davidpwelsh says:

    Connie: It’s always good to be afraid of the (more…)

    John: Admit it. The shipper was always there within.

  6. Dave White says:

    Come on, you know the only person Chad has eyes for is Ichigo.

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