Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of the 30 Day Anime Challenge. Today, we hit Day 23, which is … Favourite Attack Someone Used In An Anime. Blimey, well that’s oddly specific!
Okay, so let’s see. This isn’t something that I’ve specifically thought about before, so I don’t have any pre-set answers here. After much internal deliberation though, I think I can narrow it down to this: Sosuke Aizen’s Kanzen Saimin in Bleach.
Now, this is the shikai ability for Aizen’s zanpakuto Kyoka Suigetsu. If you’re watching Bleach, or indeed intend to, and you haven’t reached a particular point in the series yet, this will be a bit spoilertastic. You have been warned
Kanzen Saimin translates to ‘complete hypnosis’ and is used to allow Aizen to control opponent’s five senses. It can make targets misinterpret someone else’s form, shape, mass, feel and smell, allowing him to create some rather useful illusions. For example, decoys, distractions, hiding his own movements, or disguising dead bodies. What makes it extra cool for me is that activating it is incredibly simple: he just has to show you the sword in its release state. That’s it. You see it, you’re controlled by it. Oh, and don’t forget that shikai is only the first stage of release. Being a captain, Aizen would also have a bankai, which would be even more powerful. What that is though, we never find out …
But what about yourselves? What are your favourite attacks?