In the manga, Kenpachi can't hear his Zanpakuto's sound at all in the beginning. But when he's battling with Captain Unohana (previous Kenpachi, I heard), he began to hear his Zanpakuto's speaking. Does anyone know the Zanpakuto's name or its abilities?

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    It is not yet known. I am sure it will be revealed as the arch continues.
    – Oded
    May 14, 2013 at 9:59
  • hope it continues as soon as possible, but is there no speculation or rumor for the most-likely the Zanpakuto's name? May 14, 2013 at 10:05
  • @AbieGiordano: Nope, I'm guessing we'll find out soon enough though :P May 14, 2013 at 10:28
  • @MadaraUchiha haha, good enough, I just can't wait for the continuation of the series May 14, 2013 at 10:29
  • maybe edit the title to a more question like format ;) ?
    – Dimitri mx
    May 16, 2013 at 12:42

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It has not been disclosed in the manga yet and no one knows it except for the writer Tite Kubo.

It probably won't be revealed real soon though... I speculate that first Ichigo will master a new power to fight the Quincy king and then there will be a fight between Kenpachi and the king again.

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    well, what do you know, your speculation is right, Ichigo has his new power, two Zangetsu's Sep 30, 2013 at 4:25

As of today's (16-04-2014) manga chapter (chapter 577) we got to know how Zaraki Kenpachi's Zanpakuto looks and what its name is.

The name of his Zanpakuto is Nozarashi. Also, in order to get into Shikai state the keyword seems to be "swallow".

How it looks:

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  • MS's translation says 'Drink', though. Anyone know what the original Japanese was?
    – Kenneth
    Apr 16, 2014 at 10:06
  • @Kenneth I think it is: 野晒
    – Robin
    Apr 16, 2014 at 11:40
  • 飲み込め、野晒し】, "swallow" is the more appropriate translation here.
    – кяαzєя
    Apr 16, 2014 at 14:16
  • is this Kenpachi's Bankai or a true Shikai? i remember when he first fought Ichigo he said his Zanpakuto was always in it's Shikai form (never sealed)
    – Memor-X
    Apr 16, 2014 at 22:17
  • @Memor-X It's his true shikai. See here for abit more info. bleach.wikia.com/wiki/Nozarashi#Zanpakut.C5.8D I could edit abit more info about it in the answer itself but i didn't feel like doing that at first since it answers the question as it currently is. and the topic of it being his "real" shikai or not is i feel like stuff for another question :P
    – Robin
    Apr 16, 2014 at 22:35

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