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Kanji 響転 (ソニード)
Rōmaji Sonīdo
Technique Type Arrancar Technique
User Arrancar

Sonído (響転 (ソニード), Sonīdo; Spanish for "Sound", Japanese for "Sound Ceremony") is a high-speed movement technique of the Arrancar. It is equivalent to the Shinigami's Shunpo and the Quincy's Hirenkyaku, which are roughly equal in terms of speed.[1]


While somewhat similar to Hohō in regards to function and speed, Sonído appears to be more instinctual, seemingly requiring no previous knowledge to perform.[2] It produces a different sound; rather than the swishing or sometimes silent Shunpo of the Shinigami, Sonído makes a booming or static noise. Though the technique is exhibited by most Arrancar, the proficiency with which it can be performed is limited only by the individual, with Zommari Rureaux possessing the self-proclaimed fastest Sonído among the Espada.[3] However, it is unknown if such claims are true, given that Zommari was outranked by six Espada of higher power, with Coyote Starrk in particular being able to cover tremendous distances at such speed that his Sonído seemed akin to teleportation. Starrk's use is notable for the fact that he simply appears solidly instead of shimmering momentarily like other Sonído users.[4]


Sonído Techniques
Technique Name Technique Information Technique Picture
Chōkasoku (超加速, Super Acceleration) Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck, in her childhood form, accelerate her movements in what appears to be a basic form of Sonído. When she does so, her mask's eyes glow, and she accelerates through the air at speeds which surprise Ichigo Kurosaki when taken off-guard.[5] Chōkasoku
Gemelos Sonído (双児響転 (ヘメロス・ソニード), Hemerosu Sonīdo; Spanish for "Sound Twins", Japanese for "Twins Sound Ceremony") By introducing an additional step into the normal Sonído movement, Zommari Rureaux can generate a number of clone-like afterimages of himself, with up to five of these clones being sustainable simultaneously. Because of this, Zommari claims he is the fastest Espada.[6] GemelosSonído

Notable Users

Sonído Masters

Sonído Experts

Sonído Users


  1. Bleach Official Character Book 2 MASKED, page 131
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 210, pages 10-12
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 299, page 12
  4. Bleach manga; Chapter 313, pages 13-17
  5. Bleach manga; Chapter 250, page 4
  6. Bleach manga; Chapter 299, pages 10-17


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