Shukai (主解, Mastered Release) is the third and final upgraded form of the Zanpakutō. It is the form of the Zanpakutō that displays both the Shinigami and the Zanpakutō's true form and power. Like with Bankai, the Zanpakutō recieves a new name based on its upgraded abilities. However, unlike with Bankai, the Shinigami themselves also receive a new name. According to Soul Society legend, thousands of years before the Gotei 13's foundation and the rule of a Spirit King, a line of Shinigami existed that possessed the inborn ability to use Shukai; an ability beyond the traditional final form of the Zanpakutō - Bankai. It seems a user of Shukai appeared around the time the three planes of existence (the World of the Living, Hueco Mundo, and Soul Society) lost their balance of souls. The Shukai users have saved the worlds from the disaster caused by this imbalance each time. After the formation of the Gotei 13 and the current order of the Spiritual World, Shukai users stopped appearing and, over the centuries, began to be regarded as merely a myth. However, shortly after the foundation of these spiritual organizations, a woman from Rukongai gave a prophecy of a "final" Shukai user that would come into existence and once again stop a calamity from befalling the universe. etsu Nimaiya, the first user of Shukai, and the creator of the form as the Zanpakutō's creator, disavows the genetic lineage of Shukai, claiming that it is only a coincidence. Shukai is only reserved for a few Shinigami because of its strict requirements.
Being the form beyond the Bankai, the first and most noticeable difference between Shukai and Bankai is the power increase. Similarly too how Bankai is ten times more powerful than Shikai, Shukai is ten times more powerful than Bankai (one hundred times more powerful than Shikai). etsu notes that both Shinigami and Zanpakutō, upon achieving Shukai, stand on a plane high above other Shinigami and Zanpakutō. Keeping true with its name (mastered release), the Shukai is the completed form of both the Shinigami and Zanpakutō. etsu has noted that, no matter what form the Zanpakutō previously took, a Shukai will always take the form of a weapon that magnifies the power of the Shinigami's ability to the fullest. For example, Raian Getsueikirite's Shukai takes the form of a large war fan, as his ability is wind. According to etsu, the weapon in Shukai is literally the manifested form of a Shinigami's soul and, therefore, unlike Bankai, cannot be broken by any means. Additionally, the abilities in which the Zanpakutō wielded in both Shikai and Bankai are mastered to finality. Like with Bankai, in Shukai the Zanpakutō gains a new, longer, name which reflects its new abilities and personality.
After usage, the Shinigami who used it eventually loses the ability to use it ever again.
Unlike in previous release forms, however, the Shinigami themselves actually receive a new name, reflecting the very nature of their soul. Unlike Shikai or Bankai, Shukai's release seems to be finite. After usage, the Shinigami who used it eventually loses the ability to use it ever again. While this time varies between users, it was shown that four months after his first usage of Shukai, though he had used it several times within this gap, Raian had lost his Shukai completely. Achievement of Bankai: The wielder must have achieved and mastered their Bankai forms. Materialization of Bankai Spirit: As with the achievement of Bankai, the wielder must be able to manifest the physical spirit of their Zanpakutō's Bankai within the real world. Genuine Affection for the Zanpakutō: etsu has stated that Shinigami such as Suì-Fēng, who is known to hate her Bankai, are sincerely incapable of performing Bankai. In the same manner, Shinigami such as Ichigo Kurosaki are also completely incapable of Obtaining Shukai, due to the fact that he does not possess true love for his Zanpakutō. He claims that it is this requirement that makes Shukai such a rare release, as it is truly rare that a Shinigami feel a genuine connection to one's Zanpakutō.
Once started, etsu is incapable of stopping it, regardless of the outcome.
There is only one method of Shukai obtainment. It is known by only by etsu Nimaiya and can only be administered by him in the Royal Palace city of Tenkyūden. The ritual is known as the Ketsurui (血涙, Tears of Blood) and takes place at the Kōruihora (紅涙洞, Cave of Bitter Tears). 1. Using the unique powers of the Kōruihora, the Zanpakutō spirit, in its Bankai state, is completely split from the Shinigami, making them two completely separate beings. Following this, a unique Reijutsu is activated, materializing the supreme fears of the Shinigami and the Zanpakutō into a mirage, which takes the form of a single entity; the culmination of their fears and nightmares. 2. Both the Shinigami and the Zanpakutō then must defeat this entity. However, there is a catch; the entity is incapable of being defeated unless the Zanpakutō and the Shinigami are completely synchronized emotionally and are united in a single purpose. According to etsu, this is another reason that Shukai is impossible for Ichigo Kurosaki, as both Ichigo and his Tensa Zangetsu have different things they want to protect. In order to defeat this dark entity, both the Shinigami and their Zanpakutō must learn each other strengths and weaknesses and fight together as one entity, despite being physically separate, and be united in their desire, in order to defeat the darkness within. etsu explains this better by saying they must be like two rivers that merge perfectly and become indistinguishable from one another. This ritual is extraordinarily dangerous and deadly. Once started, etsu is incapable of stopping it, regardless of the outcome. To survive, the Shinigami and the Zanpakutō must kill the dark entity that results from the ritual, or face death themselves.
This list describes characters from the anime and manga series Doraemon. Also listed are their original NTV voice actors (1973), followed by their TV Asahi voice actors (1979-2005; 2005-present). Part of the 22nd century characters are listed in The Doraemons. Each main character represents a primary school student archetype. Nobita appears in every episode of the anime, while Doraemon appears in most episodes, sometimes being substituted (for medical checkup or on leave) by his sister, Dorami. Note: In some translations of Doraemon, the names of these characters are different from the original names. 2.9 Nobisuke Nobi Jr. Albert in the Cinar dub of the series, is the title character and co-protagonist of the series. He is a cat-like robot from the future. He was yellow-skinned and had ears originally. However, his ears were accidentally eaten by a robot mouse. It left him heartbroken and caused his skin to turn blue. People often mistake him for a raccoon dog. He is sent back in time by Sewashi (Nobita's Great-great-grandson) to aid Nobita. Doraemon possesses a 4-dimensional pocket from which he can acquire various kinds of futuristic tools, gadgets, and playthings from a future department store.
He also has the tendency to panic during emergencies, characterized by him frantically trying to pull out a very much-needed tool from his pocket, only to produce a huge assortment of household items and unwanted gadgets. Still, Doraemon is very friendly and intelligent, not to mention long-suffering because of Nobita's antics. Since Sewashi sent Doraemon to the past, Doraemon has been living as the unofficial fourth member of Nobita's family and acts like a second son to Nobita's parents, since despite being a robot, he requires basic needs for a person, such as eating, and also sleeps in the closet of Nobita's bedroom. He also fears mice greatly (due to a robot mouse having eaten his ears), even go crazy about it and pull out devastating gadgets, and most of the times, Nobita saves Doraemon in such situations. Although he has no fingers in most media, he can hold things because of the suction cups in his hands. His favorite food is Dorayaki. He has also been shown to date with normal female cat. He is the elder brother of Dorami.
Nobita Nobi (野比, Nobi Nobita, English dub: Sidney in the Cinar dub, Specky in the Speedy dub, and Noby Nobi in the Bang Zoom! dub) is the co-protagonist of the series. He wears glasses, a red or yellow polo shirt with a white collar, and blue or black shorts and white socks and light blue shoes. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting. He is usually accompanied by Doraemon, who functions as his caretaker. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting and has been reflected in the movies many time. He's also good at string figure which sometime considered a girls' game. Son of Tamako and Nobisuke Nobi. Future father of Nobisuke (his son). Future husband or boyfriend of Shizuka and great-great-grandfather of Sewashi. Taurus), nicknamed Shizuka-chan (しずかちゃん) is a smart, kind and pretty girl. She is often represented by the color pink, and is seen wearing a pink shirt and skirt.
The word 'Shizuka (しずか)' means 'Quiet'. She is Nobita's best friend. She does not shun Nobita due to his failing grades, lazy disposition or constant failures. In fact, she often tries to encourage him to do better, though she usually fails to convince him. Shizuka likes to take a bath several times a day; however, a running gag in the series is that she is sometimes interrupted by a sudden appearance of Nobita (sometimes Doraemon, Gian, or Suneo) usually due to misuse of Doraemon's gadgets like the Anywhere Door (Doko Demo Doa in Japanese). Shizuka's skirt is also frequently seen getting flipped, either by Nobita misusing Doraemon's gadgets, or by the wind. Scenes in which her underwear is seen, or she is seen bathing, have been removed from the dubbed versions, especially in India, Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom. Her true passions are sweet potatoes, which she would rather keep to herself out of the knowledge of others, and the violin, in which her playing is just as horrendous as Gian's singing. She is also known for taking piano lessons unwillingly due to her mother's wishes (as she loves violin more), which is sometimes a reason for declining to hang out with friends (but she plays piano better than violin). Shizuka is an animal lover and keeps two pets at home: a dog, who is saved from succumbing to illness by Nobita and Doraemon in one story; and a canary which runs away on multiple occasions and causing Shizuka and Nobita to run around the city chasing her down.
She sometimes fansies some handsome idols on TV. Besides Nobita, Shizuka is also close to her classmate and popular student Dekisugi. Though they consider each other only as friends. Gemini), named Buster in the Cinar dub and Bob in the Speedy dub, usually known by the nickname "Gian" (「ジャイアン」, "Jaian", English: Big G) is a strong and quick-tempered local bully. He also frequently steals other children's stuff (especially Nobita's and Suneo's) under the pretext of "borrowing" them, unless the toy is damaged. He is known for his awful singing voice, though he considers himself a great singer. To prove this, Gian sometimes "invites" others to attend his concerts, under the threat of beatings. His singing is so horrible that, once, Nobita and Doraemon try to mute it in a silent world, his writings of the song lyrics in a board end up having the same effect as when they hear them.Though his voice is terrible in one of the episodes it was shown that a girl liked his singing. In some films, his singing is enhanced to become an effective weapon (as in 'Nobita's Great Adventure in the South Seas'). In some episodes when his voice is recorded and he hears it, he instantly denies it being his voice and threatens to beat up the person who his songs in a very bad way (which is an irony).
Gian is also confident in cooking, but just like his singing, his hand made food can be a nightmare for other people very easily. However, Gian does not hesitate to help his friends when they are in real trouble. Throughout the series, particularly the films, he is often the one who voices the most concern and refuses to look away when there is a problem, an opposite of Suneo's cowardice. While he is described by others as daunting and intimidating, he is very sensitive and prone to crying when something touching happens, and he actually values his friends highly, a feeling which his friends sometimes reciprocate. Gian also has a soft spot for his younger sister, Jaiko, and usually tries to prevent her from trouble, even if she can perfectly handle her situation. Gian basically is a bullying 'tsundere'. His catchphrase is "What's mine is mine. What's yours is also mine." (「俺の物は、俺の物。お前の物も俺の物。」, "Ore no mono wa, ore no mono. Omae no mono mo ore no mono."), also known as Gianism (ジャイアニズム, Jaianizumu) in Japan (the Japanese band Nightmare have borrowed the term for their albums Gianism Best Ofs and Gianizm). Pisces) is the fox-faced (inherited) from his mother) rich child who loves to flaunt his material wealth before everyone, especially Nobita. A lot of the stories start with Suneo showing off some new video game, toy or pet which evokes Nobita's envy.