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Sonído (響転 (ソニード), Sonīdo; Spanish for "Sound", Japanese for "Reverberating Turn") is a high-speed movement technique of the Arrancar. It is equivalent to the Shinigami's Shunpo and the Quincy's Hirenkyaku, which are roughly equal in terms of speed.[1]

Description

While somewhat similar to Hohō in regards to function and speed, Sonído appears to be more instinctual, seemingly requiring no previous knowledge to perform.[2] It produces a different sound; rather than the swishing or sometimes silent Shunpo of the Shinigami, Sonído makes a booming or static noise. Though the technique is exhibited by most Arrancar, the proficiency with which it can be performed is limited only by the individual, with Zommari Rureaux possessing the fastest Sonído among the Espada.[3] Coyote Starrk is also a notable user of Sonído, being able to cover tremendous distances at such speed that his Sonído seems akin to teleportation.[4]

Techniques


Notable Users

Sonído Masters

Sonído masters are capable of maintaining high-speed movements for extended periods of time and can match the fastest Shunpo users in combat.
(Note: only those who have trained and achieved mastery either stated or displayed, outside any advantage they gain from Resurrección, are included in this listing).



Sonído Experts

Experts of the technique are considerably fast, and can maintain high speed movements for extended periods of time. While not as fast as a master, they can keep up quite effectively. Some holding the title are faster than others, but, nonetheless, their application of the technique is highly advanced.



Sonído Users

These practitioners can quickly cross considerable distances, but either intentionally use the technique sparingly or have not performed it frequently enough to properly determine skill level.



Trivia

  • While the accurate spelling of the word in Spanish would be "Sonido", it is spelled as "Sonído" in official translations.[5]

Appearances in Other Media

Ryōgo Narita's novel Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World establishes that Sonído differs from Hohō and Hirenkyaku by not exerting any Reiatsu during use, thereby making the user more difficult to detect when moving. Due to this, Sonído is more practical for hit-and-run tactics.[6]

References

  1. Bleach Official Character Book 2 MASKED, page 131
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 210, pages 10-12
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 299, page 12
  4. Bleach manga; Chapter 313, pages 13-17
  5. Bleach Official Character Book 2 MASKED, page 251
  6. Bleach novel; Can't Fear Your Own World, Chapter 9

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