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30 Day Anime Challenge – Day 23 & 24

Favorite Attack Someone Used in an Anime (Gomu Gomu no Gatling)

Day 23

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My favorite attack used in anime has to be my favorite attack. He has more powerful attacks, but I find this attack was one of the coolest. His technique is described as:

  • Gomu Gomu no Gatling – Luffy uses his stretching ability to bring his fists forward repeatedly in a blurry, rapid barrage of strong punches that creates the illusion of him having multiple arms, however he does not actually grow more arms so he can still be stopped by an opponent fast enough (as Enel, Rob Lucci and Usopp have demonstrated). This was first seen being used against a group of Black Cat Pirates after being accidentally hypnotized stronger by Jango. According to a fan poll, this is the favorite attack among fans with a total of 3785 votes. Courtesy of http://onepiece.wikia.com/.


Moment that Shocked You the Most in Any Anime

Day 24

Death of Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto, I still can’t get over his death. His death itself wasn’t the only problem, but the manner in which he died. Yamamoto activates his Bankai, Zanka no Tachi, using  Zanka no Tachi, Nishi: Zanjitsu Gokui, and Zanka no Tachi, Minami: Kaka Jumanokushi Daisojin. Finally Yamamoto uses Zanka no Tachi, Kita: Tenchi Kaijin. He devastates, Yhwach quickly defeating him. However, it turns out that the dying Yhwach was an impostor Royd Lloyd.



When Yamamoto begins to initiate Bankai, to face the real Yhwach, it is stolen. Yamamoto is killed. He’s cut in half from his shoulder to his waist. Yhwach, cuts off his arm, and finally Yhwach “completely obliterates Yamamoto’s body” with a blast. For Genryusai to be completely incapable of sensing that Royd Lloyd was an impostor, seems completely implausible to me. Genryusai was considered the strongest shinigami in the last 1000 years, until Yhwach demolished him with ease. I’m not buying that at all, and he clearly was killed simply because Ichigo must kill Yhwach.




One Comment

  1. Gotta agree with you, the battle with Luffy to save Robin was truly a fantastic arc and Yamamoto’s death was also very saddening.

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