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Engetsuzan
Engetsuzan End
Bleach symbol
Ichigo using Engetsuzan.
Universe Bleach
User(s) SSF2 Ichigo headSSF2 Bankai Ichigo head
Effect Ichigo or Bankai Ichigo dashes forward and disappears for a moment before performing a slash.

Engetsuzan (円月斬), also referred to as Shunpō (瞬歩), is Ichigo's and Bankai Ichigo's side special move in Super Smash Flash 2.

Overview

When performed by Ichigo, he holds his sword back and then quickly dashes a far distance straight forward to perform a slash in front of him. The move can be charged for a short period of time, with the move traveling farther and dealing more slash damage and knockback the more the move is charged: 8% with no charge and 10% with a full charge. When dashing forward, he uses a technique called "Flash Step" in which he completely disappears until the slash at the end to create the illusion of teleportation, and an afterimage of himself is created where the move is used. Ichigo is completely invincible in this state and opponents hit are dealt the same amount of damage and knockback as they would be from the slash.

Because of the speed and invincibility Ichigo has while dashing, the move is useful for maneuvering around the stage and dodging attacks. However, it also suffers from some startup and ending lag, making it easier to punish and vulnerable to certain lingering attacks. The far distance it travels makes it a useful horizontal recovery tool, though it also leaves Ichigo helpless at the end.

Yami Shunpō

Shunpo Bankai Ichigo

Bankai Ichigo using Yami Shunpō.

Bankai Ichigo's version of the attack is called Yami Shunpō (闇瞬歩). This version of the move is slightly faster and does not leave Bankai Ichigo helpless when used, but it travels a much shorter distance and cannot be charged. The move deals 12% slash damage and more knockback than Ichigo's counterpart, and it has much less startup and ending lag. Additionally, when used in midair, the move can be cancelled into almost any other action at almost any point during the move.

Origin

Engetsuzan Origin

Ichigo performing Engetsuzan in Bleach: The Blade of Fate.

Engetsuzan is a Zanjutsu technique in the Bleach franchise in which the user runs towards their opponent and performs an outwards slash, often dragging their sword along the ground. This technique was first performed by Byakuya Kuchiki to destroy Ichigo's Shinigami power. Notably, Ichigo uses this attack during his fight against Hexapodus, but he doesn't dash during the attack.

The game Bleach: The Blade of Fate has a variation of this attack that closely resembles the version used in Super Smash Flash 2, with Ichigo dashing before using the slash attack.

Gallery

Engetsuzan

Screenshots

Early designs

Yami Shunpō

Screenshots

Trivia

  • On the Smash Flash DOJO!!!, this move is called "Shunpō". This is not correct as Shunpō by itself is not a means of attack, but rather the act of moving at very fast speeds.
Ichigo's special moves
Standard special move Getsuga Tenshō
Side special move Engetsuzan
Up special move Kōtei-ki Tōshin
Down special move Gazan
Final Smash Bankai Ichigo
Bankai Ichigo's special moves
Standard special move Kuroi Getsuga
Side special move Yami Shunpō
Up special move Tenbu Renjin
Down special move Multislash