Katsu (喝, Katsu) is a powerful technique using a loud shout to attack.[1]

Cultural ReferencesEdit

In Zen Buddhism, "Katsu!" is a shout used to scold practitioners or prod them into moving farther towards enlightenment.[2]


By shouting out Katsu to initiate the technique, it allows the user to create a powerful energy force powerful enough to to dispel it's intended target. This technique can also be initiated after charging up power and used as a follow up for other techniques such as Death Shock Waves.[1] In the anime, the technique is instead initiated with a normal scream/shout.[3] It is assumed that the technique in itself is performed similar to that of a Kiai in martial arts, a shout used to focus spirit and energy into an attack.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 24
  2. 2.0 2.1 Soul Eater Volume 6 Translation notes
  3. Soul Eater Anime: Episode 24

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