What does Unohana Retsu's Bankai do?

It was not so clear in the manga.

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    I don't think we have enough information to say what exactly it does... Too little was shown in the manga. Feb 19, 2013 at 10:11
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    For now we really can´t say. For all we know it could just be the stab we saw. We´ll probably know in the next couple of chapters. Feb 19, 2013 at 11:14
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    @MadaraUchiha It was revealed that she had a bankai, but what exactly that is wasn't revealed until recently.
    – Masked Man
    Feb 19, 2013 at 19:09
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    Leaving that aside, I vote to close this question for now, but we keep an eye on it, because it seems this question will become answerable soon.
    – Masked Man
    Feb 19, 2013 at 19:18
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    Okay. For reasons of SEO, at least two of us in the chatroom believe that currently airing shows where the answer may be revealed in later episodes should be left open. Come to the chatroom to discuss if you disagree.
    – Mysticial
    Feb 22, 2013 at 23:08

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As for all the information that is currently available

she finally enables her Bankai! Blood spills from the skies, as though it was rain, she enables it caller her Minazuki Bankai out! Zaraki notices all the blood that’s dropping! Unohana’s sword is straightened and changes into a sword with never-ending blood oozing from it. She mentions that the play is over! Both of them go crazy and quickly go on their attacks! They keep on clashing, Zaraki can feel that the sword Unohana currently has melts her, it starts to degrade his face from skin to flesh and to bone! He mentions that it’s fun! He notices his hands and cloths degrade away from his bony hands. He asks himself what that is, he mentions that everything seems to be different, at the same time, he sees Unohana with no face except bones! Zaraki mentions that everything is so different, he’s been asleep, he’s just been dreaming about their contacts over and over again, he calls this exchange to have no name, but thanks to her, she now realizes that this can be called, Fighting! They keep on clashing swords and spilling blood! Unohana mentions that she likes fighting! Zaraki likes it so much that he can’t help it, Zaraki is back to seeing flesh and blood again. Source

It seems like a weird kind of bankai to me very Illusive

  • I simply did not realize how far out of the loop I was in this series. Wow.
    – Makoto
    Apr 26, 2013 at 19:56
  • @Makoto same i just randomly stumbled upon it haha
    – Dimitri mx
    Apr 26, 2013 at 21:14

Quite simple really . Her bankai ressurects her target as many times as she wants. When Zaraki fought her he mentions having blackouts. They werent just blackouts but unohana killing & ressurecting him again and again to keep fighting.

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