Kanji 蒼火墜
English Blue Fire, Crash Down
Technique Statistics
Type Hadō
Number 33
Used By Shinigami
Signature User Rukia Kuchiki

Hadō #33. Sōkatsui (蒼火墜, Blue Fire, Crash Down; Viz "Pale Fire Crash") is a Kidō spell.


Blue flames discharge from the palm.[1] The practitioner aims the palm of their hand at their target and generates a torrent of blue energy before firing it at their target. The energy moves like a direct blast or a large wave of energy, depending on the amount of power which is placed into it.[2] Depending on the user's proficiency with the technique, it can damage an opponent's Bankai.[3] Kuchiki Clan members are well versed in this Hadō.[1]


"Ye lord! Mask of flesh and bone, flutter of wings, ye who bears the name of Man! Truth and temperance, upon this sinless wall of dreams unleash but slightly the wrath of your claws."


"Kunrinsha yo! Chiniku no kamen, banshō, habataki, hito no na o kansu mono yo! Shinri to sessei, tsumi shiranu yume no kabe ni wazuka ni tsume o tate yo!"[2]

Known Practitioners


Sōkatsui Manga Gallery

Sōkatsui Anime Gallery


  • In the Viz release of chapter 9 and chapter 142, Rukia and Byakuya mistakenly classify this spell as Bakudō #33.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bleach Official Character Book 2 MASKED, page 71
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Bleach manga; Chapter 9, pages 9-10
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 142, pages 4-8
  4. Bleach manga; Chapter 266, pages 10-11
  5. Bleach manga; Chapter 142, page 4
  6. Bleach anime; Episode 105
  7. Bleach manga; Chapter -100, page 7
  8. Bleach anime; Episode 327