Tsugi no mai, Hakuren
Kanji 次の舞・白漣
English Next Dance, White Ripple
Technique Type Zanpakutō
User Rukia Kuchiki

Tsugi no mai, Hakuren (次の舞・白漣, Next Dance, White Ripple; Viz "Next Dance, White Wave") is a technique of Rukia Kuchiki's Zanpakutō, Sode no Shirayuki.


Calling out the name of the dance, Rukia punctures the ground once, creating a large ice circle, before puncturing the ground in front of her four times in a semi-circle. As the ice particles begin to flow up from the punctures she made in the ground, Rukia takes a battle stance. Building up at the tip of Sode no Shirayuki, the ice particles are released as a powerful large avalanche of cold air, which flash freezes whatever it comes into contact with, encasing it in ice.[1][2]


  1. Bleach Official Character Book 2 MASKED, page 78
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 235, pages 14-17


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