30 Day Anime Challenge – Day 10


30 Day Anime Challenge

Favorite Fighter Anime

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Ichigo and his Zanpakuto’s

Bleach

Its been a while since my last “Anime Challenge Entry” but I’m back on it. So let’s continue. The term “fighter anime” threw me a little bit but, after a little research I got my answer. Basically it means ” Shounen anime“. Bleach is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tite Kubo. Bleach follows the protagonist Ichigo Kurosaki.  I like the Bleach style and the structure of the fighting. The use of katana’s and kimono’s are stylistically pleasing. What set Bleach apart from other manga and anime is the Zanpakuto. Zanpakuto is the primary weapon of the Shinigami, Arrancar and Visored. The Zanpakuto posses a name which is generally known by the wielder. A Zanpakuto in its seal state appears in the form of a Japanese sword. Each sword has a unique look and series of abilities and are generated based on the Shinigami’s soul. Shikai (Initial Release) is the second form of the Zanpakuto. The second form is activated by the use of the Zanpakuto’s name. Bankai (Final Release) is the final form of a Zanpakuto. Bankai generally requires a decade to achieve and more time to master. Their are various types of Zanpakuto (fire or ice for example) and the transformation from shikai to bankai can be very interesting.

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Hitsugaya using his Ice Zanpakuto

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