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Jumbled Lineup (乱立の並, Ranritsu no Narabi) is one of the techniques of the Infinite One-Sword Style.[1]

OverviewEdit

Revolving his body around a single point, the user swings his currently held sword in a circular motion, causing all of the blades in the immediate vicinity to be propelled upwards.[2] By then utilizing the collisions between the swords to keep them aloft, the user is able to ensure that they are continually surrounded by a large quantity of blades regardless of his subsequent movements, whilst integrating even more into the technique as and when necessary. Due to the close proximity and number of the involved swords, the user can unleash the full potential of their swordsmanship skill to then bombard the enemy with an unrelenting stream of attacks from all directions.[3]

The versatility of this technique is unsurpassed, as it combines both a powerful defense and a comprehensive offense, yet still retains the capability to effortlessly switch between the two. This occurs due to the user being able to execute his other attacks more easily, without the prior need to gather and/or position the swords, whilst making it increasingly difficult for an opponent to engage him directly because of the presence of the adjacent blades.

TriviaEdit

  • As with the rest of his Infinite One-Sword Style, Mifune integrates certain aspects of kendō (剣道; Literally meaning "way of the sword") into his distinctive style of swordsmanship. In this case, during his final confrontation with Black☆Star, he adopted the Hassō-no-kamae (八相の構え, all (eight) directions stance) in response to the latter's irregular sideways stance.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 50
  2. Soul Eater Chapter 50, page 23
  3. Soul Eater Chapter 56, pages 21-29
  4. Soul Eater Chapter 57, page 15

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