100 Day Anime Challenge · Challenges

100 Day Anime Challenge–Day 22

Favorite Weapon, Gear, Armor used in Anime (Zanpakuto)

Zanpakuto (Soul-Cutting Sword)–is the primary weapon of choice of the Shinigami, Arrancar, and Visored. Zanpakuto start off as “Asauchi”, each Zanpakuto are forged by Oetsu Nimaiya. Each Zanpakuto is a part of the soul of the Shinigami. A Zanpakuto cannot be replaced once destroyed. The size of the Zanpakuto correlate with the amount of Spirit Pressure. Every Zanpakuto has a name that each Shinigami must learn. Zanpakuto can withhold their names from their wielder if they deem them unworthy. Zanpakuto have many forms, the Shikai and the Bankai.

Shikai (Initial Release)–is the second form of a Zanpakuto (after it’s sealed form), the name of the Zanpakuto must be learned before entering this form.

Bankai (Final Release)–is the final and most powerful form of a Zanpakuto. To reach Bankai, “one must be able to materialize and subjugate their Zanpakuto spirit”.

My Top five Zanpakuto:

  1. Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto’s Ryujin Jakka
  2. Shunsui Kyoraku’s Katen Kyokotsu
  3. Mayuri Kurotsuchi’s Ashisogi Jizo
  4. Rukia Kuchiki’s Sode no Shirayuki
  5. Byakuya Kuchiki’s Senbonzakura


  1. Honestly- I’m not big on weapons in anime. Don’t know why; I’ve just never been quite as into swords as everyone else. I mean; I like “Bleach” more now, and “Rave Master” was pretty fun to read. But I honestly don’t like swords as much as others.
    THAT SAID- I do like Zoro. He’s probably my favorite Straw Hat. And I can see the appeal of them.
    I guess I’d have to say that my favorite gear/weapon in anime is probably Bakugo’s grenade bracers. There’s something about the ability to just blow sh!t to smithereens that I find appealing.
    Even if I wouldn’t be able to take the blow back of the explosion(if even a trained, Full Cowling Deku almost knocked his shoulder loose; my arm might just fly off) or even LIFT the D@mn things; I’d still find it pretty darn fun.

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