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But there's no art to being hit...
— Blueno, CP9[1]

Kami-e is one of the six techniques of "Rokushiki".

OverviewEdit

The Kami-e makes the users' body go limp in order to avoid any attacks, and float like a piece of paper.[2]

VariationsEdit

  • Seimei Kikan: Kami-e Bushin (生命帰還 紙絵武身 Seimei Kikan: Kami-e Bushin?, literally meaning "Life/Existence Return: Paper Drawing Martial Body"): Used by Rob Lucci. Using Life Return, he makes his half-leopard form smaller, lighter, and possibly faster. He is much more agile and harder to hit in this form, as opposed to his normal half-leopard form.[4] In the FUNimation dub, this is called Rebirth: Sketch Form, and in the Viz Manga, this is called Life Return Paper Art Fighting Form.
    • Seimei Kikan: Kaijo (生命帰還 解除 Seimei Kikan: Kaijo?, literally meaning "Life/Existence Return: Cancellation"): Used by Rob Lucci while in his smaller half-leopard form. It cancels his Seimei Kikan: Kami-e Bushin technique, and returns to his larger, stronger half-leopard form. In the Viz Manga, this is called Life Return Release.[5]
  • Kami-e "Slime" (紙絵「軟泥」(スライム) Kami-e "Suraimu"?, literally meaning "Paper Drawing: 'Slime'"): Used by Fukuro. Instead of the body becoming limp like paper, it stretches and moves in ways slime or sludge would move in order to avoid attacks.[6] In the Viz Manga, this is called Paper Slime. The kanji is read as "nandei", and literally translates to either "soft mud" or "sludge".

TriviaEdit

  • Despite being Rokushiki masters, Kalifa, Kumadori, and Jabra were not seen using this technique.
  • Using his Hira Hira no Mi to make his body "float", Diamante can dodge attacks in a very similar fashion.
  • Luffy's Gomu Gomu no Boh is very similar in appearance to this technique, which works with him turning off his conscious mind and floating around like a leaf, therefore dodging strikes entirely on instinct. Kami-e differs by not requiring the mind to be "shut down" for it.

ReferencesEdit

  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 37 Chapter 348 (p. 5) and Episode 245, This is said only in the manga.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 37 Chapter 348 (p. 5) and Episode 245, Kami-e is first demonstrated by undisguised Blueno.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 39 Chapter 370 (p. 16) and Episode 259, Nero uses Kami-e in his battle against Franky.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 44 Chapter 423 and Episode 306.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 44 Chapter 427 and Episode 309.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 42 Chapter 405 (p. 14) and Episode 289, Fukuro uses Soru Tekkai Dama and Kami-e Slime in his fight against Franky.

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