UNOHANA'S ZANPAKTOU
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Posted 2/3/09 , edited 2/3/09
Is the giant manta ray Unohana's bankai or shikai? Though wikipedia says it's her shikai, and u would think they'd show her releasing it if it were a bankai. it doesn't make sense that her shikai is so massive and nobody else's isn't.

not massive in the way of attack power like Yama's or Ichigo's but in just the sheer size. also everytime she goes to heal someone she either has her sword unsheathed or she unsheathes it like here:

this spoiler says she's going to "operate" what is she going to operate with her sword? that seems like it'd do a lot more damage then anything else. It leads me to believe maybe her "real" shikai gives her word some type of healing abilities like Hanatarou...... i'm not sure about this.
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Posted 2/4/09
uhhhhhhh healing girl....probably something even stronger than just some magical powers......shes much stronger than she looks and even the two oldest captains are afraid of her
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Posted 2/4/09
Yes but some people do not have to speak to release their Shankai, Because Renji does it later in the series.
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Posted 2/4/09
Unohana is a nice healer
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Posted 2/6/09
I also think its her shikai. It could be just like Matsumoto's and have a sword and spread out form(giant ash cloud or mata ray). Normally when has a huge shikai, they have a more compressed Bankai and vice versa so I think her zanpakutoh's bankai will be small but strong. I wonder why everyone is afraid of her, even some Capatains and shes also all the way back from the pendulum arc.
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Posted 2/6/09
Im pretty sure that the giant manta ray (Minazuki) is her shikai. Although there are different types of zanpakuto - such as Melee type and Kido type, there isn't necessarily a limit to size, so its perfectly viable for minazuki to be her shikai. About her unsheating her sword... yeah u raise a fair point. That could be her shikai after all but it might also be her bankai. Yeah in a way having her bankai just heal would be anti climatic and be nothing special but Unohana's primary job is to heal instead of fight, although apparently she is a fearsome opponent too, to the point shes one of the strongest captains along with Captains 8 13 and old man yama.

It's also possible Minazuki in shikai can change it's size or form, maybe it has several shikai stages that serve different purposes, with the minazuki we have seen on screen just being one stage of the shikai.
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Posted 2/7/09
Yea it's her shikai. But, this begs the question, how does she fight while in shikai? Her shikai is a floating ray that heals. She's really powerful but I just don't get her weapon.
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