The Hopping Zombie Spell (跳尸術 Chōshījutsu?) is a magic spell that manipulates the dead, and is grouped alongside Necromancy, Hand of Glory, and Vetala Sorcery.


The name of the Hopping Zombie Spell is a reference to Jiāng shī, except where the character for stiff (僵), is replaced with the character for jump (跳). In Chinese legends and folklore, the Jjiāng shī is a type of reanimated corpse. According to legend, in the day, the Jjiāng shī rests in a coffin or hides in dark places such as caves. At night, it moves around by hopping, with its arms outstretched. It kills living creatures to absorb their life essence.


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Isaac Rosenthal meeting a Jiāng shī.

Not much is known about the spell, other than it is a spell which manipulates the dead, and originates from Taoism.[1] It can be assumed that the spell is used to turn a corpse into Jiāng shī.


The 4th generation head of the Rosenthal Family, Isaac, came across the Hopping Zombie spell in the East and combined it with his family's Necromancy, forming what would become the Rosenthal style.[1]


Kazakiri Hyouka ArcEdit

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The spell is referenced after Index sees Kazakiri Hyouka's leg regenerate completely after kicking Sherry Cromwell's golem down, and saving her.[2]

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