Kanji 影送り
English Shadow Sending
Technique Type Zanpakutō
User Shunsui Kyōraku

Kageokuri (影送り, Shadow Sending; Viz "Shadow Projection") is a technique of Shunsui Kyōraku's Shikai, Katen Kyōkotsu.


By staring hard enough at their shadow, Shunsui or his opponent can project an afterimage in a different location; the higher their opponent's Reikaku, the more realistic the afterimage appears to be.[1] This afterimage will reflect any damage that would have been inflicted on the original had they been attacked instead, further convincing the opponent that it is real.[2] The game this technique represents is Chiichan no Kageokuri, where children stare at their shadow on the ground for several seconds before looking at another surface, allowing them to see an "afterimage" of their shadow.


  1. Bleach manga; Chapter 645, pages 15-16
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 644, page 14


Shunsui Kyōraku Techniques
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