Butō: Renjin
English No/Null Step Serial Blade
Kanji 無踏連刃
Technique Type Zanpakutō
User Gin Ichimaru

Butō: Renjin (無踏連刃, No/Null Step Serial Blade) is a technique of Gin Ichimaru's Bankai, Kamishini no Yari. It is an expansion of its Butō technique.


This ability repeats the action of extending and subsequently contracting Kamishini no Yari, as observed within the technique Butō, multiple times in rapid succession. The entirety of this process is completed in a mere moment, resulting in the individual steps involved in this technique becoming virtually indistinguishable from each other, generating an apparent mass of numerous blades that leaves little opportunity for the intended victim to evade successfully.[1]


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


  1. Bleach manga; Chapter 404, pages 16-17
  2. Bleach manga; Volume 46, page 188
  3. Bleach Official Character Book 3 UNMASKED; page 47


Gin Ichimaru