Explaining Chihiro’s powers in Kagurabachi manga

Explaining Chihiro's powers in Kagurabachi manga

Chihiro’s powers in Kagurabachi manga have recently emerged as a major discussion among the readers. Chihiro has also emerged as the new hottest shonen hero and his powerful demeanor has left readers wanting for more. With the release of the latest chapter of Kagurabachi manga in Weekly Shonen Jump, Chihiro’s powers have been revealed and the source of his spotlight has been decoded.

This deduction comes after the manga laid emphasis on the working of Chihiro’s ‘Black’ and ‘Red’ techniques. In this article, we will look at Chihiro’s powers in Kagurabachi manga and the workings of these elemental abilities.

Chihiro’s powers in Kagurabachi manga – what makes him so popular?

Chihiro rose to popularity and has managed to hold that position and status for a variety of reasons. These basically arise from his nature as a solitary hero who is in search of vengeance, and a grim and dark storytelling which represents this journey through bloody themes and forms.

This basically constitutes the crux of Kagurabachi manga and the entire narrative revolves around this formative structure.

Explaining Chihiro's powers in Kagurabachi manga
Kagurabachi manga. (Image credit goes to Viz Media)

Moreover, Chihiro as a protagonist rose to popularity due to the intricate illustrations in the manga. As a sword-fighting battle shonen, the omnipresence of blood also adds to its appeal, making the plot aggressive and brutal in its making. The tragedy of the main character has been primarily responsible for all of these elements coming together, making him a representative figure of trauma, violence, and vengeance.

Chihiro’s ‘Black’ attack in Kagurabachi

Chihiro’s ‘Black’ attack in Kagurabachi is a release of spiritual energy that has been suppressed within his body. This is released as a slash of pure spiritual energy through his katana which then acts as an enchanted blade, making it a medium that can amplify and channel the life force of his body in the form of a concentrated mass.

Explaining Chihiro's powers in Kagurabachi manga
Chihiro in Kagurabachi manga. (Image credit goes to Manga Plus Shonen Jump)

It can be said that Kagurabachi is taking inspiration from Bleach, as Ishigo’s Getsuga Tensho is somewhat similar to Chihiro’s ‘Black’ attack. This concentrated energy is much more powerful than what a sorcerer can create using energy outside one’s body, making Chihiro’s attacks far more fatal and extensive than others. Furthermore, this attack also gives rise to the phenomenon of the goldfish which hover around Chihiro’s blade and himself.

Chihiro’s ‘Red’ attack in Kagurabachi

Chihiro’s ‘Red’ attack in Kagurabachi manga is a more original form of power than Black and it is primarily a defensive barrier that allows Chihiro to deflect attacks with a flow of his spiritual energy and also at the same time seize ownership of those attacks by absorbing them. This allows him to control these external forms of energy and redirect them, allowing him to absorb such techniques and emulate them.

Explaining Chihiro's powers in Kagurabachi manga
Kagurabachi manga. (Image credit goes to Viz Media)
  • Chihiro’s ‘Red’ is as effective as his ‘Black’ attack, as both of these shape him as an invincible and formidable main character.
  • Moreover, ‘Red’ is further from reaching its full potential than ‘Black’ and therefore the chances of Chihiro becoming even more powerful is an absolute future.
  • While we are still in oblivion about Chihiro’s goldfish attacks of color, we can be hopeful that they will eventually be revealed in the upcoming chapters.

Conclusion

Chihiro follows a heroic path to meet a villainous tragedy. The simple narrative is shaped by a compelling nature and therefore the series has garnered so much love and support from critics and readers alike.

This gives us hope that using such peculiar abilities, Chihiro will someday be able to fulfill his heroic pursuit and reach his end which meets him in a better future. For more regular anime updates, subscribe to our newsletter on Spiel Anime!

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