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Ichigo Kurosaki->Character outline->Abilities

Though he does not possess any formal Soul Reaper rank, Ichigo's overall abilities are great enough that he can fight on the level of an elite Soul Reaper captain. When he is in his Soul Reaper form, Ichigo's already impressive speed and strength is greatly enhanced.[15] Because he has far more spiritual energy than his body can contain, it leaks out constantly, preventing him from hiding it and effectively making stealth impossible when dealing with other spiritually-aware creatures.

Ichigo's zanpakutō is named Zangetsu (斬月, Zangetsu? literally "cutting moon").[8] Unlike most Soul Reapers, who can seal their zanpakutō after releasing it, Ichigo's zanpakutō is always in its shikai form. Its sealed form is that of an ordinary zanpakutō, but oversized as a result of Ichigo's uncontrolled spiritual pressure. Zangetsu's spirit takes the form of a middle-aged man, voiced by Takayuki Sugo in the Japanese anime and by Richard Epcar in the English dub.[16][17] Zangetsu is portrayed as wise and calm in most matters, and fond of testing Ichigo in unusual ways, many of which have a purpose completely contrary to the stated goal. In its shikai, Zangetsu takes the form of an oversized cleaver blade without a hilt or guard.

Zangetsu's bankai, named Tensa Zangetsu (天鎖斬月, Tensa Zangetsu? literally "heavenly chained cutting moon"), is considered completely out of the ordinary for any zanpakutō. Ichigo's bankai shrinks the sword down while his uniform also changes. By compressing his power, Ichigo can move at high speeds, exceeding those of flash steps, and is given matching agility and reflexes, allowing him to use his natural strength to its limits.[18] Zangetsu's special ability, in either form, is the Getsuga Tenshō (月牙天衝, Getsuga Tenshō? literally "moon-fang piercer of the heavens", translated in the English anime as "piercer of heaven"), an energy blast fired from the tip of the blade.[19]

In addition to his Soul Reaper powers, after losing his powers in his battle...

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