Bunshin (分身) is a Green keyword premiered in BS22, along with its respective family with the same name. Cards with this effect have the following text: Place up to X cards from your decktop face down onto your Field, and by adding one or more cores from your Reserve to them, during the game, those cards become "Cost 0/Family: Bunshin/<1>LV1 BP 3000/[Green symbol]" Green Bunshin Spirit. (Bunshin Spirits can't be braved/advented onto/switched place, and are discarded if sent to the Hand/Removed Zone/Deck.)
(X= the number indicated by the effect.)
In other words, this keyword can create weaker copies of the Spirit you summon. The timing of this effect also varies. For example, it activates when The LightFangPhoenix Rekkuumaru is summoned, and it activates when Jounin-Tonbi is destroyed.
With the assistance of The Twisting Dangaro Mountains, Bunshin can easily fill up the board and swarm the opponent.
- The name "Bunshin" is the pronunciation of the Japanese word "分身", which exactly means a copy of something. The word is usually used on humans, like ninja skills.
Q5: Are Bunshin Spirits treated as Spirits with no printed effects?
A5: Yes, they are.
Q8: While you control "The Inverse Tower of Frozen Icicle", when a Bunshin Spirit is out, can you put a core from the Void onto a White Spirit you control?
A8: No, you can't. Bunshin Spirits are put out, not summoned.