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Translations: Gintama 515 (2)
Team 5 (Byakuya Kuchiki, Hachigen Ushōda, Rangiku Matsumoto)
Team 10 (Gin Ichimaru, Lisa Yadōmaru, Yumichika Ayasegawa)
from this translation anyway - danku only worked on Amor as it was "akin to Kidou". Had it been a physical attack/something dissimilar then I doubt it would have had an effect.
A raw would help to clear this up
I guess it goes to team 10
Gin and Byakuya wil be a classy showdown, Gin's speed and his shikai can be lethal for byakuya, Yumichika's Shikai can drain Matsumoto and Lisa vs Hachigan well that will be tricky, if Lisa can distract Hachigan for some time (not getting caught in his binding Kidos) then both of her team members can finish their opponents and once it is 3 on 1 then i guess it will be all over for team 5
As far as stopping physical attacks go, I doubt you would use it to block someone's sword, but technically, it should be able to stop anything. Hadou attacks have physical impact upon contact, too, so, I don't think there would be a magical explanation to why it'd block them only. Maybe possible if we say it's a barrier to stop a reiatsu blast, I think.
Even if we were to conclude that way, a Zanpakuto has reiatsu going through it (as Captain-Commander used it as the way to catch Aizen in their fight), so, Gin's Bankai would also theoretically be possible to be blocked by Danku, though I doubt such force behind the blade can be contained.
And since Danku was never shown up to be a "set up and let it stay there for ages" barrier, I doubt Byakuya would try to use it instead of focusing on dodging/maneuvering his blades to form a defence. The time window is just that small.
How the heck does Danku only work against weak or low level spells when it blocks Hado up to 89? Pretty sure Hado 88 constitues a high level kido, and its certainly not weak
It's certainly IS a high level Kido. Shot by the strongest Kido user in whole SS against Aizen. His profficiency in Kido shouldn't be anywhere near Tessai, as he reached mastery in Kido as well. Everyone has their limit, so we can assume Aizen could be still inferior in terms of Kido. He surely wasn't stronger than Tessai in his own game. Also, it is level 88 against level 81, so I don't think Danku will crumble when opposed to something slightly stronger. It can EASILY block anything stronger.
That said, I still don't see it as a viable way to stop something as instant as Gin's Bankai.
I think, according to this translation, it's very unlikely that Danku can block Gin's bankai. A case can be made that it can block reiatsu-based attacks like cero but I doubt that it would be of any use against a physical attack. Byakuya can use his own bankai to protect himself though and Hachigen can make barriers but IMHO Hachigen's barriers wouldn't hold Gin's attacks for long, so Byakuya definitely needs to keep Gin busy while Hachigen traps Lisa and Yumichika in his barriers. I see scenarios where Byakuya's team is winning but it's easier said than done.Quote:
Is it a good idea to engage in close combat against Senbonzakura Kageyoshi though? Gin kept his distance against Ichigo since his range is much longer than Ichigo's but Byakuya can use SK to block KnY's attacks and counterattack if necessary, and if Gin loses his concentration, it may prove fatal. I don't think Byakuya can do a better job than Ichigo regarding dodging Gin's attacks but his bankai is better suited to fight Gin on both ends.
Ichigo didn't really have problems with close-combat. Also Gin's sword has crazy reach and speed, that far surpasses what Ichigo could possibly do. Even if Ichigo is overally faster, Gin's sword gives huge advantage. Also I don't think Gin is slow himself. If his attack was enough to surprise and kill Aizen, Byakuya would be caught off guard too. The closer the blades are, the harder their control becomes. It makes sense, as controlling 1 milion blades 90 cm from you has to be difficult. And engaging in close combat makes it just harder for Byakuya. The moment he shows even a slight opening, Gin can shoot his blade through it. His blade is basically a pistol. And it's a pistol with ridicoulous range, no recoil, one-shot kill. It can be used as a wakizashi, as a normal katana, as a whip, and as a 1 km sword. By mixing all those possibilities he gets a huge advantage.