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What are the sword names in "Bleach"?

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The names of the swords in Bleach are Ashisogi Jizō, Benihikō, Benihime, Benishidare, Daichimaru, Ruri'iro Kujaku, Gegetsuburi, Gonryōmaru, Haineko, Hisagomaru, Hōzan, Hōzukimaru, Hyōrinmaru, Itegumo, Katen Kyōkotsu, Kyōka Suigetsu, Minazuki, Mirokumaru, Nejibana, Nijigasumi, Raika, Reppū, Ryūjin Jakka, Senbonzakura, Shinsō, Sode no Shirayuki, Sōgyo no Kotowari, Suzumebachi, Suzumushi, Tachikaze, Tenken, Tobiume, Tsuchinamazu, Tsunzakigarasu, Wabisuke, Yatagarasu, Zabimaru and Zangetsu. The swords are all zanpakutō, which means "soul cutting sword" in Japanese.

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There is an English translation for each of the Japanese names are "killer head," "crimson grasshopper," "crimson princess," "crimson weeping bough," "the land," "azure peacock," "five heads," "solemn spirit," "ash cat," "gourd," "avalanche," "demon light," "ice ring," "frozen cloud," "flower heaven bone of madness," "mirror flower water moon," "purify the flesh," "Maitreya circle," "screw flower," "thundering flame," "gale," "flowing flame blade," "thousand cherry blossoms," "sacred spear," "sleeves of white snow," "truth of Pisces," "hornet," "bell bug," "earth severing wind," "divine retribution," "flying plum tree," "soil catfish," "splitting crow," "miserable man," "large raven," "snake tail" and "cutting moon."

Each zanpakutō can have three forms. The first form is a sealed state in which the sword has no powers. When a soul reaper learns the name of his zanpakutō, the sword releases its powers. This is the shikai form, which refers to initial release. The final stage is bankai, or full release. This form of zanpakutō is difficult to master, and only a few soul reapers have achieved this stage.

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