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[MOD POST] Encyclopedia/Terms

While many of these are self-explanatory and should be well-known, here is a refresher for some important terms that'll be scattered throughout the repeat and are generally good to know about.

Bankai
This is the final release of a zanpakuto. Only captain-class are capable of attaining and using it.

Center 46 
Essentially the government of Soul Society, composed of forty wisemen and six judges. They are responsible for setting the laws in Soul Society, as well as any other important decisions.

Gi 
The top half of a uniform, worn primarily in the academy.

Hakama 
The lower half of a uniform; a pair of pants with a wide bottom.

Haori 
The white coat that a captain wears. Lengths differ from captain to captain, as well as sleeve length, and the number of their division is printed in their back.

Hueco Mundo 
A white, barren land where the hollows reside.

Kenseikan 
Hairpieces worn by nobility (as in the Kuchiki clan).

Kidou (demon arts) 
Magic that is used by shinigami. There are two types: bakudou (binding spells) and hadou (blast spells). Lists of both types can be found here.

Konsou (soul burial)
Performed by a shinigami, the process of sending a soul to Soul Society.

Reiatsu (spirit pressure)
A soul's energy, which can be used to attack, deflect, hover in air, and give off spiritual awareness.

Shikai 
The first release of a zanpakuto. All graduate academt students, as well as captains and their vice-captains, are capable of shikai. It is attained after syncronization with one's zanpakuto.

Shihakushou 
The outfit that a shinigami (academy graduate) dons.

Shunpo 
Also called the "flash step", it allows a shinigami to move great distances in a matter of seconds.




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