Kyutoryu' is an addition to Zoro's main technique, Santoryu. They are extensions of his soul and based in part on illusions and the Kyutoryu effectively multiplies Zoro's potential as a swordsman and allows him to destroy the most powerful Kaku Rankyaku. The technique is accessed when Zoro wields Asura, creating the initial 9-sword illusion needed to access the others. Kiki Kyutoryu: Asura (鬼気, Kiki Kyūtōryū: Ashura?, literally meaning "Nine Monstrous Sword Style: Asura"): A technique that allows him to use the Kyutoryu. After being relentlessly attacked (and hearing Kaku Robin's insults in the anime), Zoro's anger and frustration manifests itself in a dark aura that radiates from himself into a creature with six arms and three heads known as Asura. In the anime, the full activation of this technique actually causes the ground to darken several meters in diameter from where Zoro is standing and sends a gust of wind from Kaku's attack. The first time he transformed was an unintentional semi-transformation due to agitation and only manifested as a dark aura with six arms being the only definable feature, but when he transformed the second time, he had complete control over it and was shown like that now..
This was first seen being used against Kaku. This attack is powerful enough to easily disperse Rankyaku Amanedachi and counter the attack with a finishing blow, although its true nature has yet to be determined. Japanese for Asura, with the kanji literally meaning "a flatter disciplined gauze". It is called 'Demon Aura Nine-Sword Style Asura' in the Funimation dub and sub and 'Demon Aura Nine-Sword Style: Asura' in the Viz Manga. Asura: Ichibugin (阿修羅, Ashura: Ichibugin?, literally meaning "Asura: One Silver Mist"): Zoro's first technique with this style, holding the sword so that the blade is pointed at the victim, Zoro jumps at them, vigorously slashing it with his nine swords at once after that ended up in a position where all the swords were held in such a manner. This was first seen being used to finish off Kaku. In the Wii video games, the "Unlimited" series, and Gigant Battle, this move doesn't cost the opponent, but is like a shockwave that develops from Zoro's nine swords slashing at the opponent. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called 'Asura: Silver Mist', and in the English of the game Infinite Cruise, it is called 'Asura Ichibugin'. Asura: Makyusen (阿修羅, Ashura: Makyūsen? , literally meaning "Asura: Flash of the Nine Demons"): Zoro approaches his target and slashes it with nine swords and ends up in a stance where the nine swords are in the form of wheels with his Kyutoryu several meters away from the opponent, the wound is similar to the shape of a sword, it is similar to Brook's signature attack in that its true effect is not seen until a few seconds later. It was first seen being used against the PX-4.
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In the anime and in the One Piece: Unlimited Cruise and Pirate Warriors games, this move has a rotating effect, but is uncertain in the manga (it seems he charges against his opponent as with "Ashura: Ichibugin"). It's called 'Nine Lightning Asura Strikes' in the FUNimation sub and 'Demon Nine Flashes' in the Viz manga. According to Hindu mythology, there is a race of demons called Asuras. They have many different appearances through their depiction, usually with several heads and arms. Unlike the one to three sword styles that Zoro uses, all of the named techniques used in Kyutoryu so far have the Asura naming motif. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 43 Chapter 417 (p. 17) and Episode 300, Zoro uses Kyutoryu in his fight against Kaku. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 43 Chapter 417 (p. 18) and Episode 300, Zoro deflects Kaku's strongest attack, Rankyaku: Amanedachi. One Piece Movie 10, Zoro uses Asura: Usugi against Indigo. 4.0 4.1 One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 52 Chapter 510 (p. 17-18) and Episode 403, Zoro uses Asura: Makyusen against PX-4. One Piece Anime - Episode 300, Zoro is empowered by his anger and frustration. One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 43 Chapter 417 (p. 18-19) and Episode 300, Zoro defeats Kaku.
The Quintessential Quintuplets (Japanese:, Hepburn: Go-Tōbun no Hanayome, lit. Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Negi Haruba. It was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine from August 2017 to February 2020, with its chapters collected into fourteen tankōbon volumes. The series follows the daily life of a high school student Futaro Uesugi, who is hired as a private tutor for a group of identical quintuplets: Ichika, Nino, Miku, Yotsuba, and Itsuki Nakano. At the very beginning of the story, it is shown that the events are being told in a flashback, while an adult Futaro prepares to marry one of the Nakano Quintuplets whose identity is only revealed near the end of the series. The series is published in English by Kodansha USA under the Kodansha Comics imprint. The anime series is licensed in North America under a Crunchyroll-Funimation partnership. An anime television series adaptation produced by Tezuka Productions aired from January to March 2019 on TBS and other channels. The series is a commercial success, being the 5th best-selling manga in 2019, and the 3rd best-selling manga in the first half of 2020 in Japan. In 2019, the manga won the award for the shnen category at the 43rd annual Kodansha Manga Awards. High school student Futaro Uesugi is an academically gifted student that leads a difficult life-his mother has died, he has no friends, and on top of all that, his father has incurred a large amount of debt. An opportunity presents itself when the rich Nakano family transfers to his school.
Futaro is promptly hired as a highly paid tutor. However, much to Futaro's dismay, he discovers that his five charges-identical quintuplet sisters of varied personalities-have no interest in studying at all and have abysmal grades. Some of the quintuplets are against having Futaro, whom they view as a stranger, in their apartment, but Futaro's diligent tenacity gradually convinces those girls to accept him and to improve their grades. Throughout the series, Futaro develops special relationships with each of the quintuplets. Through a flashforward, it is revealed that he eventually marries one of them, but her true identity is only revealed near the end of the series. The idea of "a group of quintuplets falling in love with the same person" existed even before the serialization of Haruba's previous work, Karma of Purgatory (2014-2015), but was very simple at that time. The idea was denied by his editor-in-charge. A year after, after the end of Karma of Purgatory, he discussed with his editor-in-charge what to serialize next.
Among the few ideas being come up with, the "quintuplets" idea was included again, which was accepted by the editor this time. After failures in two to three serialization committees, finally, it was decided to have a one-shot manga published first. The one-shot received positive reviews and therefore went on to serialization. It was decided the protagonist should be quintuplets at the very beginning. When later the idea of quadruplets and sextuplets was raised, it was rejected very quickly, around 30 seconds. Haruba said it might be a reference to Super Sentai when he came up with this idea. Similar to Super Sentai, Ichika (yellow), Nino (black), Miku (blue), Yotsuba (green), and Itsuki (red) are all represented by a color. The design of the quintuplets started from his favorite existing female characters from "some slice-of-life works only with girls", around 15 to 20 of them. The idea of adding numbers in their names was after the design was almost confirmed.
The hair color of the Nakano quintuplets is different when being colored, which was suggested by Haruba himself, such that they are more distinguishable from each other. The hair color of the bride in the flashforward is, therefore, a colour-in-between. The flashforward showing that Futaro will eventually marry only one of the Nakano quintuplets was added in order to eliminate the possibility of Futaro marrying all five of them. It was also decided that all quintuplets would have negative feelings towards Futaro from the beginning, because Haruba wanted to write how their relationships improved from hate to love in the story, except Yotsuba, who acts as Futaro's guide for the development of the story. While it is often the norm for harem romantic comedy manga to have sexualized depictions of characters, Haruba has said that he tried to avoid this to some extent after Vol. In his opinion, showing panties which are being worn, ie To keep the characters interesting, the sexy scenes were intended by him to be ambiguous but not straightforward, leading to readers' imagination. The swimsuit appearance of the Nakanos was finally revealed in Ep.
92 as Haruba thought an episode of swimsuits should exist before finishing the story. The Quintessential Quintuplets is written and illustrated by Negi Haruba. Before the serialization, a one-shot manga of the same name had been published in 2017 issue 8 of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine on August 9, 2017, and received positive comments. On December 4, 2019, Haruba announced that the series would end on its 14th tankōbon volume. The series finished on February 19, 2020, with a total of 122 chapters. The series has been published in English by Kodansha USA under their Kodansha Comics imprint digitally since June 28, 2018, with a line of physical releases beginning publication on January 1, 2019. By August 2020 and July 2021 respectively, all fourteen volumes have been published digitally and physically. In October 2017, a television commercial for the manga was released where Ayane Sakura voiced all five girls. The series is directed by Satoshi Kuwabara and written by Keiichirō chi, featuring animation by Tezuka Productions, character designs by Michinosuke Nakamura and Gagakuga, and music by Natsumi Tabuchi, Hanae Nakamura, and Miki Sakurai. The series aired from January 10 to March 28, 2019 on the TBS, SUN, and BS-TBS channels. The series ran for 12 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the series with Funimation providing the English dub as it airs. Although Tezuka Productions was the main animation studio behind the series, TBS producer Junichirou Tanaka stated that he asked for help from Shaft president Mitsutoshi Kubota for assistance in producing the series' 11th episode. It was ultimately decided that the studio would be outsourced to for the entire episode save for the episode's storyboards, which were drawn by series director Satoshi Kuwabara; however, all other animation, coloring, and compositing aspects of the episode were produced entirely at Shaft.