Kanji 黒腔
English Black Cavity
Purpose Traveling to & from Hueco Mundo
Users Hollow, Arrancar

Garganta (黒腔 (ガルガンタ), Garuganta; Spanish for "Throat", Japanese for "Black Cavity") is how Arrancar and Hollows move to and from Hueco Mundo.


A Garganta is a spiritual pathway connecting Hueco Mundo to other worlds. Besides the Human World and Soul Society, it can also open in the Dangai. A turbulence of Reishi blows within Garganta. To move through it, travelers must create footholds using the Reishi.[1]


There are multiple ways in which one can open a Garganta.

  • Kūmon (空門, Air Gate): A spatial distortion which Gillians typically use to travel to the Human World.[2]
  • Keikaigi (繫界儀, World-Tying Rite):[3] This technique connects the space tying two worlds together to produce a Garganta. The opening is generated between two large wooden posts jutting out from two large rock formations.[4]
  • Descorrer (解空(デスコレール), Desukorēru; Spanish for "Drawing Back/Opening", Japanese for "Loosed Void"):[5] A technique used by Espada-level Arrancar, and sometimes others, to open a Garganta between the living world and Hueco Mundo.[6]


Garganta Variations
Variation Variation Information Variation Picture
Garganta Broadcast A visual broadcast similar to a television screen, created by using individual Garganta portals. Ulquiorra Cifer uses this technique to show the current predicament of Orihime Inoue's friends (Ichigo Kurosaki, Tōshirō Hitsugaya, and Rangiku Matsumoto) fighting their respective battles.[8] Ep139UlquiorraThreatens

Known Practitioners


  1. Bleach Official Character Book 2 MASKED; page 130
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 45, page 2
  3. Bleach Official Character Book UNMASKED; page 151
  4. 4.0 4.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 240, page 1
  5. Bleach Official Character Book UNMASKED; page 149
  6. 6.0 6.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 315, pages 10-14
  7. 7.0 7.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 380, pages 12-19
  8. Bleach manga; Chapter 234, page 8
  9. Bleach manga; Chapter 212, page 1
  10. Bleach OVA; Sealed Sword Frenzy
  11. Bleach anime; Episode 240