View Full Version : Guesses at Shiba Kaien's shikai & bankai

12-09-2005, 12:30 AM
Well, I posted this so that I could get an idea of what people had wanted his shikai/bankai to be like. Here's my idea.

Description: [Reverse Swirl] We don't see much of Kaien's zanpaku-to. It's normal form is a regular katana, just like 95% of all the other zanpaku-to out there. The crossguard is a rectangle with a nice swirl pattern on it, though.

Shikai: Straying from the oddities of most Shikai form weapons, Nejibana instead becomes a simple chinese sword. An ornament tassle hangs from the end of the blade's hilt, which glows a seperate color whenever its ability is activated. Taking a note from Zangetsu (or giving it one, perhaps), Nejibana's ability is similar to Getsuga Tenshou. It takes it a step further, though, by allowing Kaien to choose the element of the attack. So far, though, he's only realized fire and water.

Bankai: [Cutting Typhoon Reverse Swirl] Here's where Nejibana really gets cooking. Once Kaien initiates the Bankai, his blade becomes a ninja-esque, straight-bladed sword. Best of all, Kaien handles the weapon like a pro, so there's no need for any other abilities in most cases. That isn't to say that he has none, as the Getsuga Tenshou precurser is still present.A second ability is added, in which a doppleganger is created upon the moment his blade strikes the opponent or his blade. This means that two Kaiens can attack from opposite sides at the exact same time.

Now it's you guys turn. And remember, these are made up.

12-19-2005, 06:27 PM
There's no point, since we don't even see what his Bankai and Shikai are, since he doesn't even use them in the episodes we see him him.

12-20-2005, 10:02 AM
I have a picture of Kaien's shikai somewhere... but I know none of its abilities. I'll post it once I find it.

Here you go
http://img423.imageshack.us/img423/380/kaienattack5xl1io.gif (http://imageshack.us)

12-20-2005, 09:14 PM
well, neji, from the naruto series means helix, or screw, so i guess his shikai could have something to do with spinning or something like a drill. i have no idea though since his soul slayer immediatly dissapeared.
so im guessing his shikai would be a straight blade that can shoot out a spinning wave of something(spirit energy?)

12-20-2005, 10:40 PM
Umm, I posted the picture of it in the spoiler o.O

12-21-2005, 10:31 AM
hmm from the game. well there must be some truth to it then but i mean do we really need to know kaien's zanpaktou's ability? im more interested in knowing his history and his sister's story...

12-21-2005, 10:47 AM
we already know his shikai from the game...

12-21-2005, 09:52 PM
Umm, I posted the picture of it in the spoiler o.O

ooo, didnt see that in the beginning.

i didnt think it would be a spear...

12-23-2005, 02:28 AM
I posted this before I saw the game pic. And still, what about his bankai? =3

12-28-2005, 09:44 AM
^ I doubt if he even had one, he was only a VC.

12-28-2005, 09:59 AM
^ I doubt if he even had one, he was only a VC.
oh yeah good point, he might not have even gotten a bankai yet.

12-28-2005, 01:07 PM
oooh, I see, so it's an ice/snow type that turns into a spear..
Well that.. Wasn't too great.
I wonder what his bankai is.. Is it like some great icicle?

12-28-2005, 04:21 PM
'Tis a trident, upon closer inspection. I wonder if he could have beaten the bald guy. Whatever his name was.

12-28-2005, 04:41 PM
Meh, well I guess, considering he outranked the guy by.. Well who knows, since at that time the bald guy would've been at Rukia's level.

01-19-2006, 12:01 AM
bald guy is ikkaku and he's stronger than rukia since he got a bankai
i dont think rukia has one, does she?