BLEACH] Consider Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni’s Bankai Zanka no Tachi! What are its abilities and special moves?


|Who is Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni?

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Zanka no Tachi is a zanpakuto bankai used by Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni, the commander-in-chief of the Gozei 13th Squadron in the manga BLEACH. Zanka no Tachi is a zanpakuto bankai with four techniques divided into east, west, south, north, and west, and its ability to create overwhelming flames is so strong that it can cause the air to dry up and the Corporeal Realm to perish. This article will introduce Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni’s Zanka no Tachi in the manga BLEACH, including its abilities, techniques, and scenes in which it appears.

BLEACH Overview



Before introducing Bankai Zanka no Tachi’s abilities and techniques, let’s take a look at the manga BLEACH, which features Zanka no Tachi, Yamamoto Genryusai, Shigekuni, and other characters from the manga BLEACH. The manga BLEACH, in which Shigekuni appears, is a manga work by Kubo Taito that depicts the battle between the Shinigami and the evil spirit, Emptiness. Manga BLEACH began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2001, and the series ended with the final installment in 2016.

The manga BLEACH, which reached its final installment in 2016, has been published in a total of 74 volumes, and other books such as character books and novels have been produced. The manga BLEACH has sold over 120 million copies worldwide and has been adapted into anime, live-action films, and video games as of June 2020.

BLEACH Synopsis



As mentioned above, the manga Bleach is an action manga about Ichigo Kurosaki, the protagonist who became a god of death, and his battle against evil spirits called “hollows. Although the general story of the manga BLEACH is basically a typical shōnen manga, it is still loved by many fans, both male and female, because of its excellent drawings and very stylish and cool techniques and dialogues.

Profile of Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni

こちらを見つめるYamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni


Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni, whose Zanpakuto Bankai and techniques are introduced in this article, is one of the Shinigami in the manga BLEACH. Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni in the manga BLEACH is an old man, over 2000 years old, with a very long beard and a cross-shaped scar on his face. Despite his age, he has a muscular body and reigns as the most distinguished captain of Gotei 13 and the leader of all Gotei 13.

In general, Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni does not fight in the public eye, but rather leads the Gotei 13 reapers from behind the scenes. However, his power is the strongest in the Bleach manga, and even Kyoraku Shunsui, who later became the leader of the Gotei 13, says he is no match for him because of the power of his Zanpakuto (Zanpakuto) and Bankai (Bankai). Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni showed his true strength in his battle with Aizome Soguusuke, but died in the final chapter of the series, the Thousand Year Blood War Arc, in a battle with Juhabach.

Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni personality

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In the manga Bleach, Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni, the commander of Gotei 13, is a very strict person and absolutely adheres to the rules that have been established. He has an ironclad code of conduct that is set forth by the Corpse Realm and Gotei 13, and those who break these rules are punished severely. He is also an enemy of Ichigo Kurosaki, who entered the Corporeal Realm to save Kuchiki Rukia, and Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni was portrayed as an enemy character like a last boss.

In reality, however, he is an old man with a kind heart who cares for the Shinigami of Gotei 13 as if they were his own children, and he gradually reveals his true character after Aizome Soguusuke’s defection. In the course of his battles with Ichigo Kurosaki, Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni changes from a stern character to a more gentle one, and breaks his own rules in the course of his work. In the anime version, however, Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni is portrayed as an old man who is slow-witted and prone to making mistakes.

Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni Zanpakuto

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Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni, an old man who appears in the manga Bleach, always walks around with a walking stick in his hand. Unlike other zanpakuto swords, Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni’s zanpakuto is called “Ryuha Wakahi,” and unlike other zanpakuto swords, the shape of the blade does not change in any way. However, unlike other zanpakuto swords, the blade of the sword does not change in any way. Unlike other zanpakuto, it does not change its shape in any way. However, Ryuha Wakahi is a zanpakuto with the ability to envelop the entire blade in an amazing flame, and is nicknamed the strongest and oldest zanpakuto in the heat system.

The Zanpakuto Ryuha Wakahi is a double-edged sword that, once activated, engulfs the entire area around it in flames, burning even nearby allies to death. However, it is the most powerful zanpakuto in the Bleach manga, and not even the leader of the Shinigami can beat Ryuha Wakahi. Even the enemy characters in the manga Bleach, such as Aizome Sosuke and Yuhabach, were ready for the powerful zanpakuto Ryuha Wakanoha used by Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni.

|Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni Bankai・Zanka no Tachi

Zanka no Tachiを発動させるYamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni


The zanpakuto bankai used by Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni in the manga BLEACH is “Zanka no Tachi”. The Zanka no Tachi used by Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni changes from the Ryuha Wakahi into a ragged zanpakuto sword with a charred blade. Zanka no Tachi, however, has the ability to create a fire that can dry up the surrounding area and destroy the entire corporeal world.

Bankai Zanka no Tachi, which Euhabach also highly appreciates, has four techniques divided into east, west, south, north, and south, all of which have a strength that even the captains of Gotei 13 are unable to prevent. For this reason, Zanka no Tachi is the most powerful of all Bankai zanpakuto in the Bleach manga. However, the price to pay for its overwhelming strength is extremely high: once activated, it burns even Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni’s own body to a crisp with its powerful flames.

Zanka no Tachi Higashi Kyokujitsujin

旭日刃を使うYamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni


Let me now introduce the techniques and abilities of Bankai Zanka no Tachi, which are divided into East, West, North, South, and West. The first technique introduced here is Kyokujitsujin, which is the technique of the east, and Zanka no Tachi’s Kyokujitsujin has the ability to concentrate all the flames created by Ryuha Wakahi at the tip of the sword. The scorched blade of Zanka no Tachi is also a result of the influence of the Rising Sun Blade. Kyokujitsujin, a technique that concentrates flames in a single point, never emits flames and has a very weak appearance.

However, the tip of the blade, where all the flames of the Ryuha Wakahi are concentrated, cannot be touched by anyone, and once it is touched, it can be extinguished in an instant. The Kyokujitsujin of Bankai Zanka no Tachi can also make a very large hole in the ground in an instant even if it just hits the ground. The power of the Kyokujitsujin is said to be far more powerful than the Zanpakuto Ryuha Wakahi, which is a sword with an extremely powerful flame.

Zanka no Tachi Nishi Zanjitsugokui

残日獄衣を発動させるYamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni


The next Zanka no Tachi technique to be introduced is “Zanjitsugokui,” Bankai Zanka no Tachi’s Zanjitsugokui has the ability to create the temperature of the sun, 15 million degrees, with super-dense spiritual pressure. It is the strongest defensive technique that Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni can use to cloak his body. This technique makes Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni’s body become the same as the sun, so that once touched, it instantly turns to dust. However, because it is a technique that materializes the sun, it causes such an abnormal drying that the corporeal world is destroyed.

Zanka no Tachi Minami: Kaka Jūmanokushi Daisōjin

火火十万億死大葬陣を発動させるYamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni


The next technique of Bankai Zanka no Tachi is Kaka Jūmanokushi Daisōjin. The Kaka Jūmanokushi Daisōjin has the ability to turn them into zombies. Although they are essentially the corpses of his enemies, they follow Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni and drive him to the edge of hell. The large number of revived zombies are also powerful, and those who are pursued eventually turn to dust, just like the deceased.

Furthermore, it is a very useful and powerful technique that can also be used to disturb the enemy’s companions by reviving them and making them attack, as well as for mental attacks. In the manga Bleach, Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni revived Juhabach’s deceased subordinate using his Kaka Jūmanokushi Daisōjin ability. However, his abilities and frightening appearance have given readers the impression that he is a villain.

Zanka no Tachi Kita: Tenchi Kaijin

天地灰尽を使うYamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni


The last northern technique of Bankai Zanka no Tachi is Tenchi Kaijin. It has the ability to reduce everything to nothing due to the high heat contained in the blade. The area of effect is so wide that not even a speck of dust remains in the area in front of the zanpakuto flash. Thus, Zanka no Tachi is an overwhelmingly powerful bankai in any situation, and is named the strongest of all bankai.

|Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni’s abilities and special moves

Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni Shikai

流刃若火を発動するYamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni


The first solution of Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni’s zanpakuto is Ryūjin Jakka, which was introduced above. Ryūjin Jakka can be invoked by chanting the phrase, “All phenomena must be burned to ash, Ryūjin Jakka,” and the sword transforms into a zanpakuto whose blade is covered with a huge flame. Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni first demonstrated Ryūjin Jakka in episode 155 of the manga BLEACH.

Ryūjin Jakka is not as powerful as Bankai’s Zanka no Tachi, but it has techniques that can be used in many situations and is one of the strongest among the Hajimei. In the manga Bleach, Ryūjin Jakka was used by Yamamoto Genryūsai Shigekuni against Kyōraku Shunsui, Ukitake Jushiro, and others, creating a battlefield of fire that could not be touched. In the anime version of BLEACH, Yamamoto Motoryusai is depicted using his Ryūjin Jakka ability in place of a bonfire.

Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni ulti move




Let’s take a look at Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto’s special moves used in the manga BLEACH. The first special move of Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto is the Taimatsu, which is a technique that uses the flame of the Ryūbadawaka-hi, the initial solution to the Zanpakuto, to surround the enemy and confine them. Taimatsu is not particularly powerful, however, and can only be used when you have your opponent cornered and do not want him to escape.

Jōkaku Enjō



The second of Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto’s special moves is the Jōkaku Enjō, which, like Taimatsu, has the ability to generate flames around it and trap it. In the manga Bleach, Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto uses this Jōkaku Enjō technique to keep the defected Aizome Sōyūsuke and Ichimaru Gin at bay. Indeed, Jōkaku Enjō seems to have little use, since it has the same power as Taimatsu, which has no power at all.

However, the flames generated by Jōkaku Enjō are much hotter than those of Taimatsu, and one touch of Jōkaku Enjō is enough to turn a person to ashes. This makes it a very effective technique for those who really do not want to let their opponents escape. However, Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto is unable to extinguish the flames of Jōkaku Enjō because the flames are so powerful that he has to wait for them to extinguish naturally.




The third special move of Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto is Nadegiri, which was used by Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto in the manga BLEACH. The strength of the Nadegiri is based on the Zanka no Tachi technique of Tenchi Kaijin and the Ryūjin Jakka technique of Zanka no Tachi. Although not as strong as Zanka no Tachi’s Tenchi Kaijin, Nadegiri has the ability to cut through opponents like butter with a high degree of heat. Ayon is a very powerful fighter who has the ability to tear apart Apaches and Mira.
Ayon was a huge monster created by Apache, Mira Rose, Soon-Soon, and others, and no one could stop it because of its overwhelming power. However, Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto used the Nadegiri to instantly slice through the monster’s body. At this moment, Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto did not break a sweat and had a very cool expression on his face.

Ennetsu Jigoku



The last special move of Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto is the Ennetsu Jigoku. The Ennetsu Jigoku used by Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto in the manga BLEACH has the ability to create a series of giant pillars of flame that soar high into the sky, and is considered the greatest technique of Ryūjin Jakka, the initiator of the Zanpakuto. Jigoku is a special technique that can be activated at the cost of one’s own body, and the surrounding enemies are instantly burned to death. However, it has a weakness in that it takes a little time to activate.

It is a special move that cannot be used easily, as it can also damage allies. Thus, Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni was exposed to the Ennetsu Jigoku’s flames in his fight with Wonderweiss, and ended up self-destructing. However, the power of the Ennetsu Jigoku itself is one of the strongest among the zanpakuto, and even Hibanya Fuyushiro, who uses ice, is unable to prevent it.

|First appearance and activities of Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni’s Bankai Zanka no Tachi

First appearance of Zanka no Tachi



Here is a summary of Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni’s Zanka no Tachi in the manga BLEACH, including his first appearance scene and activities. In the manga BLEACH, when the Knights of the Star Cross led by Yhwach declare war on the Corpse Realm, Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni confronts Yhwach, the leader of the enemy. (Episode 506) Knowing Yhwach’s strength, Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni invoked Bankai and unleashed all the techniques of Zanka no Tachi.

As mentioned above, Zanka no Tachi’s techniques are the strongest of all bankai, overwhelming any bankai. Yhwach was no match for it and was defeated by Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni’s Zanka no Tachi. However, this Yhwach was a fake transformed by Lloyd Lloyd, and the real Yhwach took advantage of the opportunity to cut Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni’s torso in half, leading to his spectacular demise.

Activities of Zanka no Tachi



When Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni invokes Zanka no Tachi in episode 507 of the manga BLEACH, Yhwach, because of a past connection, informs his subordinates of the power of Zanka no Tachi to alert them. However, Yhwach had no idea that Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni’s Zanka no Tachi had techniques for east, west, north, south, and west. Using all of his techniques, Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni seized the enemy boss, Yhwach, using the corpses he had created with his Kaka Jūmanokushi Daisōjin.

Then, Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni unleashed Tenchi Kaijin, the inner secrets of Zanka no Tachi, and won a crushing victory over the formidable Yhwach. However, as mentioned above, the Yhwach he defeated was a fake, disguised as Lloyd Lloyd. The moment Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni learned of this, Yhwach suddenly appeared and took away his Bankai ability, cutting his body in half and killing him. Because of this carelessness and arrogance, readers have described Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni as one of the most incompetent representatives of Gotei 13.

Attraction of Zanka no Tachi



The charm of Zanka no Tachi in the manga Bleach is that it is the strongest of the Zanka no Tachi, a small, ragged zanpakuto used by Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni that can reduce any enemy to dust in an instant. It is a Bankai with cheat-grade strength. This combination of the strongest ability and Kubo Taito’s stylishness has made Zanka no Tachi very popular among many readers.

|Measures against Ryūjin Jakka by Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni

Indigo Dyeing for “Ryūjin Jakka” Measures



Now let’s take a look at how to counter Zanka no Tachi. Aizome Sosuke, who betrayed Gotei 13 in the manga Bleach, considered Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni’s zanpakuto to be the most dangerous. Aizome Sosuke created a modified mask called Wonderweiss to contain Ryūjin Jakka, the zanpakuto of Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni. This killed Wonderweiss, but left Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni wounded and out of the line of fire.

Measures against Ryūjin Jakka



Aizome Sosuke managed to use Wonderweiss to contain Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni’s zanpakuto, but are there any other countermeasures? As you will see in this article, Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni’s zanpakuto, Ryūjin Jakka, attacks with an overwhelming fire. Therefore, once the flames are contained, Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni can only fight with his bare hands. Therefore, it is easy to defeat Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni if you take some countermeasure to block the flames.

|Reviews and Ratings for Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni

Many reviews of Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni in the manga BLEACH show that Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni is a very cool looking character. Although he is described as incompetent, he is a fighting old man with a very cool appearance. This makes Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni very popular among those who like geriatric characters.

The Zanka no Tachi used by Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni is the most powerful of all the Zanka no Tachi in the manga Bleach. It is one of the strongest Bankai in the manga BLEACH.

Reviews of Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni in the manga BLEACH have often stated that Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni is incompetent. However, he has always destroyed himself because of his rash actions. Therefore, Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni himself is not highly regarded by readers.

|Summary of Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni’s Bankai Zanka no Tachi



In this article, we introduce Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni’s bankai Zanka no Tachi in the manga BLEACH, including its abilities and techniques. Tachi is one of the most powerful bankai in the series, and even Aizome Sosuke and Yhwach consider it dangerous. If the Bankai had not been stolen, Yamamoto Genryusai Shigekuni would have joined forces with Ichigo Kurosaki to fight the real Yhwach, the most powerful enemy of all.

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