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Garganta
Ep288Garganta
Kanji 黒腔
Government
Form of Government None
Ruler None
First Appearance
Manga Debut Chapter 45
Anime Debut Episode 14

Garganta (黒腔 (ガルガンタ), Garuganta; Spanish for "Throat", Japanese for "Black Cavity") is the void between worlds[1] that is mainly used by Arrancar and Hollows to move between Hueco Mundo, the Human World and Soul Society.

Description

The Garganta is a featureless black void[2] connecting Hueco Mundo to other worlds. Due to its nature, the Garganta can be used to access any realm such as the Human World and Soul Society; it can also access the Dangai.[3] A turbulence of Reishi blows within Garganta. To move through it, travelers must create footholds using the Reishi.[4]

Access

There are multiple ways in which one can access the Garganta.

  • Kūmon (空門, Air Gate): A spatial distortion which Gillians typically use to travel to the Human World.[5]
  • Keikaigi (繫界儀, World-Tying Rite):[6] This technique connects the space tying two worlds together to open a portal to Garganta. The opening is generated between two large wooden posts jutting out from two large rock formations.[7]
  • Descorrer (解空(デスコレール), Desukorēru; Spanish for "Drawing Back/Opening", Japanese for "Loosed Void"):[8] A technique used by Espada-level Arrancar, and sometimes others, to open a portal to Garganta in order to travel between the Human World and Hueco Mundo.[9]

Variations

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.[11] Ep139UlquiorraThreatens


Known Practitioners

References

  1. Bleach manga; Chapter 625, page 13
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 241
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 234
  4. Bleach Official Character Book 2 MASKED; page 130
  5. Bleach manga; Chapter 45, page 2
  6. Bleach Official Character Book UNMASKED; page 151
  7. 7.0 7.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 240, page 1
  8. Bleach Official Character Book UNMASKED; page 149
  9. 9.0 9.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 315, pages 10-14
  10. 10.0 10.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 380, pages 12-19
  11. Bleach manga; Chapter 234, page 8
  12. Bleach manga; Chapter 212, page 1
  13. Bleach OVA; Sealed Sword Frenzy
  14. Bleach anime; Episode 240


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