Because I still think this is a relevant argument and very much up for debate, I've decided to post a blog about it. If you haven't read past Chapter 424 of the manga, this will contain spoilers.
Basically the idea behind this is what really defines the "species" of a character and how the term is really mis-used in some cases (particularly the Ichigo and the Kurosaki family), which can give off the wrong impression.
Since I still think defining Ichigo's species accurately is a relevant point and new additions to the debate can't be posted on the Talk page, blogging it or putting it up on my Talk page seems the only way to present this and not lose the work in explaining it.
Classifying Ichigo's species after losing his powers seems to be a …
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