Kanji 無踏
English No/Null Step
Technique Type Zanpakutō
User Gin Ichimaru

Butō (無踏, No/Null Step) is a technique of Gin Ichimaru's Bankai, Kamishini no Yari.


By adopting a stance where he firmly grips Kamishini no Yari with both hands and places the Zanpakutō's hilt squarely on the center of his chest, Gin can unleash the tremendous extension and contraction properties of his Bankai to an even more terrifying extent than its normal state. This occurs in the form of a piercing maneuver where the extension and contraction of the blade becomes almost completely invisible to even the most diligent of observers.[1]


  • In the original publication of Chapter 404, within Weekly Shōnen Jump, this technique was referred to as Butō (舞踏, Dance (Step)). However, in both Volume 46 and UNMASKED, the kanji "舞" is instead replaced by "無".[2][3]


  1. Bleach manga; Chapter 404, page 15
  2. Bleach manga; Volume 46, page 187
  3. Bleach Official Character Book 3 UNMASKED; page 47


Gin Ichimaru