Many support the relationship, however, there are those amongst the rest who do not.
It has been said that Ichihime is a cure for the super-herpes virus, and while this may be true, it can only cure those who read Bleach correctly.
For, you see, the super-herpes is not your typical herpes virus, it not only makes you look less attractive, it directly affects your brain causing immense delusions.
so remember kids, "IchiHime cures the super-herpes, but IchiRuki kills"
IchiHime Fan: "Yep... It was horrible"
Brenda: "Did you help her? I mean, you have the cure right?"
IchiHime Fan: "I tried to... But she kept throwing her hands in the air screaming, Rukia is a babe...then her herpes sores started breaking...it was horrible"
Brenda: "Oh god... well she knew what she was getting into when she tolds us she supported IchiRuki...Poor devil-child"
IchiHime Fan: "Yeah.. shit happens."
Clashing with the fans of the most popular Ichigo-pairing, IchiRuki, IchiHime fans end up in many conflicts in internet fandom. They are notorious for intense victimcard- tactic in popular sites like TVTropes and fandom_wank, claiming to have no part in dirt going on between competing fandoms and putting many made up issues or things they are more or less responsible of as well into account of other pairings (especially the previously mentioned most popular one) to the point of sometimes being ridiculed because of it by fans aware of the background behind the conflict.
IchiHime fan 1: "We don't have to talk disrespectfully about other characters to make our pairing look more probable like IchiRukis and UlquiHimes do."
IchiHime fan 1 again: "Ichigo isn't interested in Rukia because she has smaller breasts than Orihime and she is ugly."
anyone with a brain:"he doesnt love her he belongs with rukia and rukia belongs with him."
The most idiotic pairing in the show.
This fandom is based solely on Orihime's unrequirited feelings towards ichigo.
In fact half of the fans tend to base their arguments in the size of Orihime's breasts and the fact that she and Ichigo have orange hair, they also over react to any scene where Ichigo shows some kind of affection towards Orihime even if it's the same kind of affection he holds for his other friends like Ishida or Chad.
Also lately the Ichihime fans have started with what I believe is the dumbest way of making their fave pairing look better, which is to Bash Ichiruki with an argument that it causes super-herpes which is only a lame way to say Ichihime is good (but it isn't)
In the end even if Ichiruki does not become canon (because in the end bleach is a shonen) it will always be more possible to happen that Ichihime because Ichigo doesn't have romantic feelings towards Orihime nor has he hinted so, and despite the fact that he fights so much with Rukia he's said several times that she changed his world and is shown to be more desperate and concerned about her than he is about other characters whenever she's hurt or in danger. Orihime doesn't love him completely
Half the people who like Ichihime are crybabies who don't really seem to be able to handle the truth and go on and on about how Ichiruki shippers or people with common sense badmouth them.
Ichiruki fan: you do realize that whether you like or not someone is not only based on their looks
Ichihime fan: *screeches*You're only jealous cuz you have the super herpesand you're ugly and at least Ichihime has had a sort of romantic scene!
Ichiruki fan: Yah right though it was terribly one sided, I mean come on the guy wasn't even awake, and even though they don't flaunt it you can see that Ichigo and Rukia care A whole lot for each other
Orihime is a girl with a teen crush on Ichigo, which 'develops' in to a supposed love that will only last for 5 lifetimes........sooooo....what happens after said lifetimes, you ask?...*she becomes a lesbian* *insert rjw: ZING!* (no, no, she becomes a nun...NOOO, she meets Ulquiorra as a human in their 6th life-time. BINGO!) *kidding!* or am I...... *eyes maniacally squinting* And then after she confesses her louv to a unconscious and half-dead sleeping Ichigo she goes on to make Ichigo's worst nightmare come true... what is it you ask?..oh gosh, nothing at all...just-that-he-lost-his-humanity-and-attempted-to-kill-his-friend-by-stabbing-him-with-his-own-sword-and-hard-smashed-"his princess'"-face-on-the-rock-hard-ground (lol) thereby she helped her louv-of-5-life-times remit into his most severe/ deadly case of personality disorder ever known in the Bleach universe. *that's true love for ya!*
ichihime2: Oh I know Ichigo and Orihime having wild anamilistic sex after the training is just a bit off for the next chapter prediction but oh goodness Kubo's such a tease it's bound to happen soon cuz I can read!
ichihime3: Oh may be not sex but passionate kissing and shameless groping is going to happen and then he's going to take her out to a fancy dinner followed by a 6 hour make-out session! yep, that's right, that's what's going to happen becuz that's my opnion!
The rest of Bleach fandom: Watches the freak show in utter bewilderment & relishes the oozing stupidity of these disturbed creatures known as "ichihime fans".
Ichihime has no love. Orihime only likes him cuz of his looks. She knows nothing about him, just as he doesn't really care to know about her.
Orihime's supposed love for him only gets her depressed! She used to be the most cheerful girl in the whole manga, until the whole HM arc started. She caused IchiThing to appear, while her jealousy and "love" is slowly turning her into your typical shojo female. Unable to do anything and can only say one thing.
They don't have a real bond like Ichigo and Rukia. It's just some fake unrequited shit... This pairing doesn't even deserve the word love...
Rain= bad to Ichigo; Orihime=Rain; thus... Orihime= bad to Ichigo
ICHIHIME DOES NOT EXIST!
Many fans of this paring are retarded and think it will work out.
Ichiruki is the only real relationship in bleach. I have enough resources to tell you that right now. Orihime and Ichigo is a one sided love. Orihime will not be with ichigo.
While "super herpes" Is a stupid excuse to say that ichihime rocks when it doesn't.
Ichiruki fans don't have retarded things to say, we only say things that make sense.