FANDOM

5,543 Pages


Kyutoryu is an addition to Zoro's main Santoryu. They are extensions of his spirit and are part-illusion based and Kyutoryu effectively triples Zoro's potential as a swordsman and enabled him to shatter Kaku's most powerful Rankyaku.[2] The techniques are accessed when Zoro uses Asura, creating the initial 9-sword illusion needed to access the others. Very little is currently known about the exact nature of this brand of style as it was only so far been seen used against Kaku,[1] Indigo,[3] and a Pacifista.[4]

TechniquesEdit

  • Kiki Kyutoryu: Asura (鬼気 九刀流 阿修羅 Kiki Kyūtōryū: Ashura?, literally meaning "Ghastly Nine Sword/Blade Style: Asura"): The technique that allows him to use Kyutoryu. After being relentlessly attacked (and hearing Kaku insult Robin in the anime), Zoro's anger and frustration manifested itself in a dark aura emanating from himself into a being with six arms and three heads known as an Asura. In the anime, the full activation of this technique actually caused the ground to darken several meters in diameter from where Zoro stood and blow away a gust of wind from Kaku's attack.[5] The first time he transformed was an inadvertent semi-transformation due to his agitation and only manifests as a dark aura with six arms being the only definable feature, but when he transformed a second time, he had full control over it and is shown as it is now. This is first seen being used against Kaku.[1] This attack is powerful enough to easily disperse Kaku's Rankyaku Amanedachi and counter attack with a finishing blow, though its true nature has yet to be determined.[2] "Ashura" is the Japanese pronunciation for Asura, with its kanji literally meaning "flatter discipline gauze". This is called Demon Aura Nine-Sword Style Asura in the Funimation dub and sub and Demon Aura Nine Sword Style: Asura in the Viz Manga.
Zoro Defeating Kaku with Asura

Ashura: Ichibugin

  • Asura: Ichibugin (阿修羅 弌霧銀 Ashura: Ichibugin?, literally meaning "Asura: One Mist Silver"): Zoro's first technique with this style, holding the swords so the blades are pointing towards the victim, Zoro leaps towards them, powerfully slashing them with all nine of his swords at once afterwards ending in a position where all the swords are held in a way to make them look like they are fanning out. This is first seen being used to finish off Kaku.[6] In the Wii video games, the "Unlimited" series, and Gigant Battle, this move does not charge against the opponent, but is like an expanding shockwave from Zoro's nine swords that slashes the opponent. In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Asura: Silver Mist, and in the English dub of the game Unlimited Cruise, this is called Asura Ichibugin.
  • Asura: Makyusen (阿修羅 魔九閃 Ashura: Makyūsen?, literally meaning "Asura: Demon Nine Flash"): Zoro approaches his target and slashes them up using all nine swords and ends with a stance where all nine swords are in a wheel shape with his Kyutoryu a few metres away from the opponent, the wound is similar in shape to the sword stance, it is similar to Brook's signature attack in that the actual effect is not seen until a few seconds later. This is first seen being used against PX-4.[4] In the anime and in the games One Piece: Unlimited Cruise and the Pirate Warriors games, the move has a rotating effect, but it is not certain in the manga (it seems that he charges against his opponent like with "Ashura: Ichibugin"). This is called Asura's Nine Lightning Strikes in the FUNimation subs and Demon Nine Flashes in the Viz manga.[7]

TriviaEdit

  • According to the Hindu mythology, there are a race of demons called Asura. They have many different appearances via their portrayals, usually with multiple heads and arms.
  • Unlike the one through three sword styles that Zoro uses, all the named techniques used in Kyutoryu so far have an Asura-naming motif.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 43 Chapter 417 (p. 17) and Episode 300, Zoro uses Kyutoryu in his fight against Kaku.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 43 Chapter 417 (p. 18) and Episode 300, Zoro deflects Kaku's strongest attack, Rankyaku: Amanedachi.
  3. One Piece Movie 10, Zoro uses Asura: Usugi against Indigo.
  4. 4.0 4.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 510 (p. 17-18) and Episode 403, Zoro uses Asura: Makyusen against PX-4.
  5. One Piece AnimeEpisode 300, Zoro is empowered by his anger and frustration.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 43 Chapter 417 (p. 18-19) and Episode 300, Zoro defeats Kaku.
  7. One Piece AnimeEpisode 403.

Site NavigationEdit

[v · e · ?]
Straw Hat Pirates
Crew: Monkey D. Luffy  •  Roronoa Zoro  •  Nami  •  Usopp  •  Sanji  •  Tony Tony Chopper  •  Nico Robin  •  Franky  •  Brook  •  Jinbe  •  Nefertari Vivi  (Karoo )
Ships: Going Merry   •  Thousand Sunny  •  Shimashima Shopping   •  Karasumaru   •  Taru Tiger   •  Märchen   •  Tarumanma    •  Ma Ikkada    •  Sexy Foxy  
Vehicles: Shiro Mokuba I  •  Mini Merry II  •  Shark Submerge III  •  Kurosai FR-U IV  •  Brachio Tank V  •  General Franky  •  Rocket Man 
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Gomu Gomu no Mi (Main Techniques  •  Gear Second  •  Gear Third  •  Gear Fourth)  •  Hito Hito no Mi (Rumble Ball)  •  Hana Hana no Mi  •  Yomi Yomi no Mi
Fighting Style Based: Haki (Kenbunshoku  •  Busoshoku  •  Haoshoku)  •  Black Leg Style (Diable Jambe)  •  Mutoryu  •  Fish-Man Karate (Fish-Man Jujutsu)
Weapon Based: Nidai Kitetsu   •  Santoryu (Ittoryu  •  Nitoryu  •  Kyutorryu) (Wado Ichimonji  •  Sandai Kitetsu  •  Yubashiri   •  Shusui   •  Enma)  •  Art of Weather (Clima-Tact   •  Perfect Clima-Tact   •  Sorcery Clima-Tact (Zeus))  •  Usopp's Arsenal (Ginga Pachinko   •  Kabuto   •  Kuro Kabuto (Pop Green))  •  Raid Suit  •  Peacock Slashers   •  Battle Frankies (Cyborg Tactics   •  Armored Me  •  General Franky (Kurosai FR-U IV  •  Brachio Tank V))  •  Soul Solid
Support: Wapometal  •  Voice of All Things
Related Articles
Others: Super Rookie  •  Worst Generation  •  Will of D.  •  Straw Hat  •  Straw Hat Grand Fleet
[v · e · ?]
Thriller Bark Pirates
Mysterious Four: Gecko Moria  •  Hogback  •  Perona  •  Absalom 
Zombies : Hildon  •  Cindry  •  Buhichuck  •  Kumashi  •  Ryuma  •  Captain John  •  Lola  •  Gyoro, Nin, and Bao  •  Risky Brothers  •  Jigoro  •  Inuppe  •  Tararan  •  Oars  •  Cerberus  •  Unigaro  •  MocDonald  •  Gallant Hippo
Ships
Thriller Bark: Dead Forest  •  Thriller Bark Graveyard  •  Thriller Bark Mansion  •  Mast Mansion  •  Hogback's Lab  •  Perona's Wonder Garden  •  Perona's Room
Others: Escapee Ship  •  Former Ship
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Kage Kage no Mi (Gomu Gomu no Mi)  •  Horo Horo no Mi  •  Suke Suke no Mi 
Weapon Based: Shusui 
Fighting Style Based: Fencing Style   •  Santoryu   •  Black Leg Style 
Related Articles
Story Arcs: Thriller Bark Arc  •  Wano Country Arc
Locations: West Blue  •  Florian Triangle
Others: Shichibukai  •  Marriage  •  Thriller Bark Victim's Association (Rolling Pirates)  •  Flash Barrel  •  Purified Sea Salt  •  Horror Pears
[v · e · ?]
Worst Generation
Members: Monkey D. Luffy  •  Roronoa Zoro  •  Capone Bege  •  Jewelry Bonney  •  Basil Hawkins  •  Scratchmen Apoo  •  Eustass Kid  •  X Drake  •  Urouge  •  Killer  •  Trafalgar D. Water Law  •  Marshall D. Teach
Ships: Thousand Sunny (Shiro Mokuba I  •  Mini Merry II  •  Shark Submerge III)  •  Nostra Castello   •  Jewelry Margherita  •  Grudge Dolph  •  Stay Tune  •  Victoria Punk  •  Liberal Hind  •  Hanjomaru  •  Polar Tang  •  Saber of Xebec
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Gomu Gomu no Mi  •  Shiro Shiro no Mi  •  Wara Wara no Mi  •  Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Allosaurus  •  Ope Ope no Mi  •  Yami Yami no Mi  •  Gura Gura no Mi
Sword Based: Wado Ichimonji  •  Sandai Kitetsu  •  Shusui  •  Saber  •  Kikoku
Projectile Weapon Based: Flintlock  •  KX Launcher  •  Tommy Guns
Other Weapon Based: Four-Bladed Axe  •  Seastone Spear
Fighting Style Based: Santoryu/Kyutoryu  •  Haki
Related Articles
Crews: Straw Hat Pirates  •  Fire Tank Pirates  •  Bonney Pirates  •  Hawkins Pirates  •  On Air Pirates  •  Kid Pirates  •  Drake Pirates  •  Fallen Monk Pirates  •  Heart Pirates  •  Blackbeard Pirates
Story Arcs: Sea of Survival: Super Rookies Saga (Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Marineford Arc  •  Post-War Arc)  •  Return to Sabaody Arc  •  Fish-Man Island Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Zou Arc  •  Whole Cake Island Arc  •  Wano Country Arc
Movies: One Piece: Stampede
Others: Bounties  •  Super Rookie  •  Duel at Banaro Island  •  Battle of Marineford  •  Will of D.  •  Rocky Port Incident
[v · e · ?]
Fighting Styles
Hand-to-hand Styles: Black Leg Style (Diable Jambe)  •  Mutoryu  •  Rokushiki  •  Seimei Kikan  •  Jao Kun Do  •  Ryusoken  •  Jio-Ken  •  Combination Play 
Species Exclusive: Fish-Man Karate (Fish-Man Jujutsu)  •  Merman Combat  •  Tontatta Combat  •  Electro
Culture Based: Okama Kenpo (Newkama Kenpo)  •  Hasshoken  •  Ninjutsu
Others: Haki (Kenbunshoku Haki  •  Busoshoku Haki  •  Haoshoku Haki)
Related: Martial Artist
Weapon-Based Styles
Swords Styles: Santoryu  •  Ittoryu  •  Nitoryu  •  Carnival Tricks  •  Rokutoryu  •  Yontoryu  •  Kyutoryu  •  Fencing Style  •  Hattoryu  •  Kitsunebi-ryu  •  Kappa-ryu
Other Weapons-Based Styles: Usopp's Arsenal  •  Art of Weather  •  Man-Demon Tactics  •  Rope Action  •  Ramen Kenpo  •  Cyborg Tactics/Armored Me  •  Soul Solid  •  Merman Gujutsu  •  Kanpo Kenpo 
Related: Swordsmen
[v · e · ?]
Super Rookies
Members: Portgas D. Ace  •  Cavendish  •  Worst Generation (Monkey D. Luffy  •  Roronoa Zoro  •  Capone Bege  •  Jewelry Bonney  •  Basil Hawkins  •  Scratchmen Apoo  •  Eustass Kid  •  X Drake  •  Urouge  •  Killer  •  Trafalgar Law)  •  Bartolomeo  •  Caribou  •  Coribou
Ships: Piece of Spadille (Striker)  •  Sleeping White Horse of the Forest  •  Thousand Sunny (Shiro Mokuba I  •  Mini Merry II  •  Shark Submerge III)  •  Nostra Castello  •  Jewelry Margherita  •  Grudge Dolph  •  Stay Tune  •  Victoria Punk  •  Liberal Hind  •  Hanjomaru  •  Polar Tang  •  Going Luffy-senpai  •  Numabou
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Mera Mera no Mi  •  Gomu Gomu no Mi  •  Shiro Shiro no Mi  •  Wara Wara no Mi  •  Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Allosaurus  •  Ope Ope no Mi  •  Bari Bari no Mi  •  Numa Numa no Mi
Sword Based: Durandal  •  Wado Ichimonji  •  Sandai Kitetsu  •  Shusui   •  Enma  •  Saber  •  Kikoku
Projectile Weapon Based: Flintlock  •  KX Launcher  •  Tommy Guns
Other Weapon Based: Four-Bladed Axe  •  Seastone Spear
Fighting Style Based: Santoryu/Kyutoryu  •  Haki
Related Articles
Crews: Spade Pirates  •  Beautiful Pirates  •  Worst Generation (Straw Hat Pirates  •  Fire Tank Pirates  •  Bonney Pirates  •  Hawkins Pirates  •  On Air Pirates  •  Kid Pirates  •  Drake Pirates  •  Fallen Monk Pirates  •  Heart Pirates)  •  Barto Club  •  Caribou Pirates
Story Arcs: Sea of Survival: Super Rookies Saga (Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Marineford Arc  •  Post-War Arc)  •  Return to Sabaody Arc  •  Fish-Man Island Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Caesar Retrieval Arc   •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Silver Mine Arc   •  Zou Arc  •  Whole Cake Island Arc  •  Wano Country Arc
Mini-Series: Caribou's Kehihihihi in the New World  •  The Stories of the Self-Proclaimed Straw Hat Grand Fleet
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.