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Koten Zanshun
English Solitary Sacred Cutting Shield
Kanji 孤天斬盾
Technique Type Shun Shun Rikka
User Orihime Inoue

Koten Zanshun (孤天斬盾, Solitary Sacred Cutting Shield) is a technique used by Orihime Inoue.


An offensive technique which allows Orihime to attack her enemies from a distance. To initiate the ability, Orihime summons Tsubaki and continues her kotodama by calling out the name of the technique. She follows this up with the phrase "I reject" (私は拒絶する, watashi wa kyozetsu suru), which initiates the attack.[1]

Tsubaki has the ability to repel "both sides of the shield". He breaks through the enemy, puts up a shield inside, and repels the combined substance, splitting the enemy in two.[2] While Tsubaki can cut through anything, Orihime's general dislike of combat and hesitance to use lethal force degrades the effectiveness of the technique, making him easy to counter and equally easy to injure.[3]


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  1. Bleach manga; Chapter 43, pages 11-16
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 43, pages 15-16
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 89, pages 9-12


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