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The concept of jutsu was developed by Masashi Kishimoto in order to explain the superhuman feats that ninja performed in the series. Kishimoto's design for the ninja in Naruto was intended to dispel preconceived notions about ninja popularized by other manga and bring an original take to the presentation of ninja in manga. The use of hand seals was a substitute for the incantations for magic found in other sources, and was based on the motions of ninjas in various role-playing games. The hand seals are based upon the characters of the Chinese zodiac, which is a longstanding tradition in Japan, and Kishimoto used them specifically to draw upon that tradition.
Although the concept of chakra is found in Indian mythology, Buddhism and other belief systems, in an interview, Kishimoto claimed that none of these influences were the basis for his use of chakra in Naruto. He further asserted that it was a term to apply a concrete definition to ninjas' ability to use jutsu in Naruto, and was comparable to the Force in Star Wars or magic points in role-playing games.
IGN, a popular multimedia and reviews website, mentions that one of the most entertaining parts of the Naruto franchise is the amazing variety of secret ninja techniques the characters use. They mention that complicated but impressive-looking hand gestures, the unique physical attributes, and the pure unadulterated destructive power of the ninjutsu are some of the things that make the series wildly popular.
Simplified diagram of Chakra generation mechanics.
Simplified diagram of Chakra generation mechanics.
Body Energy (身体エネルギー, Shintai Enerugī?) is a vital force generated within the cells of living organisms. Combined with Spiritual Energy (精神エネルギー, Seishin Enerugī?), or force of will and mental fortitude, it can be harnessed to a variety of uses, such as the production of the superhuman stamina used in taijutsu, or formation of the energy known as chakra (チャクラ, chakura?), essential to the use of even the most basic of jutsu.
Once created, chakra moves about the body to any of its 64 release (Chakra) points, utilizing a network of passages not unlike the circulatory system. By various means -- handseals being the most common -- it can then be manipulated to the end materializing effects otherwise impossible under the laws of nature, such as walking on water or breathing fire. In the context of oriental martial arts philosophy, chakra is indistinguishable from Qi (Chi).
Depending on the ratio in which physical and spiritual energy is mixed, different types of chakra can be formed. Elemental chakra is the most common product of this, and is used to perform elemental jutsu. The five known elemental natures are earth, fire, lightning, water, and wind. Most ninja have a natural affinity to one type of chakra, but have the capacity to create elemental chakra apart from their own affinity. Each element is both stronger and weaker against another. The order is fire, wind, lightning, earth, and water, with each being weaker than the previous and stronger than the next. Water loops back into fire. For example, a lightning based attack would be very effective against an earth based defense, but easily countered by a wind user. Additionally, elemental techniques can be countered by techniques of the same element, provided the technique being countered is of equal or lesser power. A sixth elemental chakra has been mentioned but yet not identified, so its nature and weaknesses in relation to the others are unknown.
Certain kekkei genkai can also create unique elements, such as wood (earth + water) and ice (water + wind), through a mixture of the basic elements, which normal ninja are incapable of doing. While some ninja are capable of producing varied types of chakra, they can't do so simultaneously. Yamato also mentions light and dark chakra, but doesn't elaborate on what they're used for.
 Basic information
Generally speaking, jutsu are divided into three categories: genjutsu, ninjutsu, and taijutsu. Ninjutsu also has two sub-categories: sealing jutsu and cursed seal jutsu, which are jutsu used to create seals for various purposes. There are also kekkei genkai abilities. These are not actually jutsu, but genetically-inherited abilities that are only possessed by specific clans.
Depending on the difficulty or skill necessary to perform a jutsu, they will be ranked differently. There are a total of six ranks, plus two informal ranks for special circumstances. The rank of a jutsu doesn't necessarily mean it will be more effective than a lower-ranked jutsu, just more difficult to perform properly. The overall effectiveness of any given jutsu is largely based on individual skill. The two informal ranks are Hiden (秘伝, Hiden? "Secret") jutsu and kinjutsu (禁術, kinjutsu? "forbidden technique"). Hiden jutsu are jutsu passed down from generation to generation within a clan. These jutsu are not ranked since no one outside the clan knows how to perform them. Kekkei genkai-based jutsu also fall under this rank since it is impossible for anyone else to perform them. Kinjutsu, on the other hand, often do fall into one of the six main ranks, but are an exception because they are forbidden (or, at the very least, frowned upon) to learn or perform. A technique can be categorized as forbidden if it either causes great harm to the user, such as opening the Eight Gates, or if the techniques are dark or sinister in nature, such as those used by Orochimaru. The six main jutsu ranks are as follows:
* E-rank: Academy student level
* D-rank: Genin level
* C-rank: Chunin level
* B-rank: Jonin level
* A-rank: Kinjutsu, Ultra-high class ninjutsu level
* S-rank: Ōgi (Secret techniques), highest level
 Cursed Seal jutsu
Cursed Seal jutsu (呪印術, juin jutsu?, lit. "cursed seal techniques" or "Technique of the Accursed Mark") are jutsu that use a special 'cursed seal' to put someone under the control of the user or elicit an unnatural effect in the one they are placed on. They can be used to cause either pain (including death if the pain is large enough) or invoking various mutations in the recipient.
Genjutsu (幻術, Genjutsu? "Illusion Techniques") are techniques that use the chakra in the victim's nervous system to create illusions; basically an advanced intellectual ninjutsu. Those with special abilities like the Uchiha clan's Sharingan or those with high intelligence have an easier time executing and countering genjutsu, as attention to detail is key. The most commonly seen genjutsu is the simple creation of phantasms – causing the targeted person(s) to hear, see, smell, taste and/or feel sensations that are not actually there in order to manipulate them. In other words, genjutsu affects the five senses, though other applications of genjutsu exist. Those under the influence of genjutsu either freeze in place or lose consciousness, depending on how capable they are in recognizing and defending against it.
There are several ways to counter genjutsu. Because it uses the victim's own chakra against them, the target can cancel the genjutsu by disrupting their own chakra flow. This is called Genjutsu Cancel (幻術解, Genjutsu Kai?). Alternatively, should they fail to cancel the genjutsu, intense pain (though not that caused by the genjutsu) can snap them out of it. Finally, someone else can disrupt their chakra flow for them through physical contact.
Although humans and dogs are effected by genjutsu, insects do not even notice it. This is because genjutsu attack the brain of the victim, which insects do not rely on much. As Shino puts it, insects are ruled almost solely by five powerful senses, which makes them immune to genjutsu and gives the Aburame clan an ability to detect it when nobody else can.
 Kekkei genkai
Kekkei Genkai (血継限界, Kekkei Genkai? "Bloodline Limit") are abilities passed down genetically in specific clans. Most clans have developed special jutsu related to their kekkei genkai and their related jutsu cannot be taught or copied by others, as they require the specific genetic trait to work. Kekkei genkai abilities that work via the user's eye are called "pupil techniques" (瞳術, dōjutsu?), such as the Byakugan and Sharingan.
Ninjutsu (忍術, Ninjutsu? "Ninja Techniques") is a vague term referring to almost any technique that uses chakra and allows the user to do something that they otherwise would be incapable of doing. The earliest forms of ninjutsu are said to have been created by the first owner of the Rinnegan. Unlike genjutsu, which makes the opponent see illusions, the effects of ninjutsu are quite real. Ninjutsu relies on chakra and, most of the time, hand seals (each hand seal showing a different animal in the Chinese zodiac) to be effective. The hands are put in sequential positions that mold chakra in the necessary manner to perform a jutsu. This is not always consistent, however, and some of the simpler jutsu seem to become second nature to experienced ninja, after which they can perform them at will. Additionally, some ninjutsu can be classified as an elemental jutsu, in those cases where a specific element (earth, fire, lightning, water, wind) is used. The phrase "Ninja Art" (Ninpō) is occasionally added to the beginning of the jutsu.
 Sealing jutsu
Sealing jutsu (封印術, Fūin jutsu?) are jutsu that 'seal' something inside objects or living beings. The most common application of this is sealing weapons or other objects within scrolls to efficiently carry a large number of items. Sealing jutsu are also utilized to restrict access to things, such as chakra or entry to a building.
Taijutsu (体術, Taijutsu? "Body Techniques" or "hand-to-hand combat") refers to any techniques involving the martial arts or the optimization of natural human abilities in general. In other words, taijutsu is executed by accessing the user's stamina directly, rather than converting the user's stamina to chakra in order to execute a ninjutsu or genjutsu technique, meaning that taijutsu is much quicker to execute than (though not always as powerful as) ninjutsu or genjutsu. In some cases, chakra is used to enhance the techniques, particularly in the Hyuga clan's Gentle Fist style, and in the case of Tsunade and Sakura, who combine chakra into their attacks to cause great damage. Generally speaking, however, most taijutsu users rarely use chakra in their attacks, such as Rock Lee and Might Guy.
 Recurring jutsu
Many jutsu are only performed once during the series or are used by only one character. The following are jutsu that are commonly used throughout the series by more than one character.
 Basic techniques
Those aspiring to become a ninja must first enter the Ninja Academy, where they are required to learn a number of basic jutsu before they can go on to becoming full-fledged ninja. The most basic of these jutsu is the Cloak of Invisibility Technique (隠れ蓑の術, Kakuremino no Jutsu?, English TV "Disguise Jutsu"), which utilizes a cloak or a piece of cloth and help a ninja blend into an object, making them invisible. The Rope Escape Technique (縄抜けの術, Nawanuke no Jutsu?) is equally basic, as it simply allows the user to escape from their confinements. As the student progresses they move onto jutsu that require chakra, such as the Exploding Tag: Activate (自爆札・活, Jibaku Fuda: Kassei?), to remotely detonate an explosive, an advanced version of this is Barrier Encampment Method (結界法陣, Kekkai Hōjin?) where an array of explosive markers are jointly placed around the boundary of an area. If any opponent walks through the boundary, the seals will activate and explode. The Transformation Technique (変化の術, Henge no Jutsu?) also requires chakra, though once properly learned the user can assume the appearance of any person, animal, or object.
As students near the time of graduation they learn more complicated techniques that have the added advantage of being more useful in battle. The Body Replacement Technique (変わり身の術, Kawarimi no Jutsu?, English TV "Substitution Jutsu") allows the user to quickly switch places with a nearby object to either escape or distract opponents. While logs are typically used for this jutsu, anything can act as the replacement, people included. The most complex of the Academy jutsu is the Clone Technique (分身の術, Bunshin no Jutsu?, UK DVD "Art of Body Splitting" "USA DVD" "Clone Jutsu"), which creates illusionary copies of the user that dissipate when they come into contact with something. The clones have no impact on their surroundings (they won't kick up dust, crush grass, etc.), making them easily distinguishable. More experienced ninja typically abandon the use of this jutsu in favor of clone techniques with more substance, such as the Shadow Clone Technique or any number of elemental variants. After graduating and advancing to the rank of Genin, ninja typically learn the Body Flicker Technique (瞬身の術, Shunshin no Jutsu?) to momentarily boost the user's reflexes. With it they can move short distances at an almost untraceable speed, appearing to onlookers as though they teleport in a puff of smoke. The range of the technique is dependent on the user's chakra supplies, and as such the ability is rarely used to cover long distances due to the amount of energy it would require.
The Byakugan (白眼, Byakugan? literally "White Eye," English manga "Evil Eye") is an eye technique (瞳術, dōjutsu?) that naturally occurs in members of the Hyuga clan. Byakugan users are characterized by their lavender, pupil-less eyes. When the Byakugan is activated, their pupils somewhat appear and the veins near their temples bulge. Possessors of the Byakugan are also capable of using the Gentle Fist style of combat.
A person with the Byakugan has a nearly 360 degree field of vision, except for a small blind spot at the back of the neck above the third vertebrate. Byakugan users can detect anything around them within a small radius, the greater the users skill with the Byakugan the larger the radius is, which makes them close-range combat experts. Neji Hyuga manages to increase the radius from 50 meters to over 800 meters during the timeskip. The Byakugan also gives the user the ability to see through basically any matter over extremely long distances, up to one kilometer, maybe farther. A small degree of telescopic vision is also present, as a Byakugan user can focus on a single object at any point within their range of vision. The degree of focus seems to be dependent on the skill of the user. The Byakugan's insight capacity makes it useful for searching, tracking, and identifying targets.
Protection of the Byakugan ability is very important to the Hyuga clan, and has led to the development of an elaborate family hierarchy. Members of the lesser branch house are branded with a cursed seal on their forehead at a young age. Whenever a branch house member dies, the cursed seal will seal the Byakugan ability so that enemies will not be able to discover its secrets. Its secondary purpose is to control the branch house, since it can be activated at will by a main house member with a hand seal that only they know about. It works by destroying the wearer's brain cells.
IGN, a popular multimedia and reviews website, ranks Byakugan in the 3rd spot of the Top Ten Naruto Techniques mentioning the applications for this kind of technique in everyday use are infinite in number.
Sasuke using Chidori
Sasuke using Chidori
Chidori (千鳥, literally "One Thousand Birds"), an A-rank jutsu, is an example of nature manipulation created by Kakashi Hatake after he failed to infuse his own nature manipulation with the Rasengan. The Chidori requires the user to channel a great deal of lightning-based chakra to their hand, so much so that the ordinarily invisible chakra becomes visible to the naked eye. Due to the high concentration of electricity the attack creates, it emits a sound that is reminiscent of chirping birds (hence the name). Once the attack is formed the user rushes at their opponent and thrusts their arm into a certain part of the body, such as the heart. While the technique is usually fatal to its target, the speed at which the user moves causes them to experience tunnel vision, leaving them open for attack. If the user possesses a Sharingan, however, they are able to take in more detail while moving, allowing them to avoid counterattacks.
The Chidori requires a great deal of control in order to be properly utilized; Kakashi, being the creator of the technique, has reached the peak of control over the ability. Because of this, Kakashi's version is referred to as the Lightning Blade (雷切, Raikiri?), an S-ranked form of the ability with which he once split a bolt of lightning, according to Might Guy (hence the name). Due to the high levels of chakra required to form the technique, those able to perform it are limited to very few usages a day. Kakashi is only able to use his Lighting Blade four times a day in Part I. In Part II, while there is no indication his capacity has increased, he is seen collecting lightning-chakra to his hands multiple times, though they are never named as Chidori or the Lightning Blade. In Part II Kakashi has demonstrated the ability to deflect a high level lightning attack by generating a Lightning Blade in each hand. Kakashi teaches the Chidori to Sasuke Uchiha in Part I, who is only able to perform it twice a day under his own power, and three once he reaches level 2, although in that form it is a darker form of the technique known as Flapping Chidori. While his maximum number of usages in Part II has yet to be seen, he has used the fundamental behind the Chidori to create a number of lightning-based attacks.
IGN, a popular multimedia and reviews website, ranks Chidori in the 2nd spot of the Top Ten Naruto Techniques.The Chidori has ranked 2nd in every official Shonen Jump popularity jutsu polls and once 1st in polls of the first Databook, while the Lightning Blade has ranked 3rd once.
In Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 and 3 the Lightning Blade of the character ANBU Kakashi is named Young Thunder (若き雷, Wakaki Ikazuchi?). However, its difference with the basic version is unknown. Kakashi also employs another variations of the Lightning Blade in the game.
 Combination Transformation
The Combination Transformation (コンビ変化, Konbi Henge?) is an advanced transformation technique that transforms two users into one being; one user usually provides the chakra while the other performs the necessary hand seals. Naruto Uzumaki uses this ability with Gamabunta so that they can take on the form of a giant fox. The members of the Sound Four use it to assume the identities of the Fourth Kazekage's two bodyguards. Kiba Inuzuka and Akamaru perform a variant of the ability to take the form of a giant double-headed wolf, through which they can perform a number of other jutsu.
 Dead Demon Consuming Seal
The Dead Demon Consuming Seal (屍鬼封尽, Shiki Fūjin?, English "Reaper Death Seal") is a seal created by the Fourth Hokage that invokes the powers of the death god (shinigami, simply dubbed the "reaper" in the English version). Once called upon, the death god hovers behind the user and remains invisible to the opponent until it has grasped their soul. Once summoned, the death god reaches its arm into the summoner, signifying the hold it has upon their soul. After the sealing is completed the death god consumes the user's soul soon afterwards, killing them. Once a soul has been eaten by the death god it resides within the god's stomach, destined to do battle with its fellow souls for all eternity.
Unlike many of the other seals used throughout the series, the Dead Demon Consuming Seal has served different purposes for each of its uses. When first used by the Fourth, it sealed the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox within Naruto Uzumaki. Once the fox was sealed within Naruto, the Fourth used a Four Symbols Seal (四象封印, Shishō Fūin?, English TV "Double Tetragram Seal") and the Eight Trigrams Sealing Style (八卦の封印式, Hakke no Fūin Shiki?, English TV "Eight Signed Seal") so that the demon fox's chakra could mix with Naruto's. When later used by the Third Hokage's shadow clones, the Dead Demon Consuming Seal sealed the souls of the First and Second Hokage within the clones' bodies. In this instance, the death god consumed the Hokage's souls in addition to the souls of the clones, suggesting that it consumes whatever souls are present within the user's body. When the actual Third Hokage uses the seal, it sealed Orochimaru's arms, preventing their use.
 Destruction Bug Host Technique
The bugs residing within Shino's body
The bugs residing within Shino's body
The Destruction Bug Host Technique (寄壊蟲の術, Kikaichū no Jutsu?, English TV "Parasitic Insects Jutsu") is a symbol of membership to the Aburame clan. When a child is born into the Aburame family, their body is offered to insects, called destruction bugs, as a nest. The bugs feed and live off the chakra that the body stores and in return the ninja gets to control and command the bugs, using them as their primary fighting technique. These bugs have the ability to drain chakra through physical contact with the enemy.
Shino Aburame, the most commonly seen member of the clan, has found a number of uses for these bugs, and as such has devised a number of jutsu that utilize them for varying purposes. The first of these jutsu that is seen is his Bug Clone Technique (蟲分身の術, Mushi Bunshin no Jutsu?), which uses the bugs to create a copy of himself that is able to reform once struck. In terms of defensive abilities Shino can use Bug Wall Technique (蟲壁の術, Mushi Kabe no Jutsu?) to create a protective wall of insects to shield himself or his allies. Should he run short on insects, Shino can use Bug Gathering Technique (蟲寄せの術, Mushi Yose no Jutsu?) to create a web-like array of chakra that lures nearby bugs to himself.
In Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series, Shino employs another techniques using his bugs.
 Eight Gates
A diagram showing the location of each gate
A diagram showing the location of each gate
The Eight Gates (八門, Hachimon?, English TV "The Eight Inner Gates") are eight specific points on a person's chakra circulatory system. They limit the overall flow of chakra within a person's body. The basis for the idea of the chakra gates comes from the body's limits on the functions within it. This makes the body much weaker, but it keeps the body from expiring too soon. By opening these gates, the user can surpass their own physical limits at the cost of extreme damage to their own bodies. Rock Lee is able to open the first five gates. Might Guy, who taught Lee the skill, is able to open at least six. Kakashi Hatake can open at least one gate, as shown while he is rock climbing where a shot of his brain shows the relevant point activating. The gates and what they release are listed below:
1. Gate of Opening (開門, Kaimon?) releases the brain's limit on the total strain on the muscles, giving the user five times their normal strength and speed. The user can perform the Front Lotus (表蓮華, Omote Renge?, Viz "Forward Lotus", English TV "Primary Lotus") at this level. The Front Lotus entails restraining an airborne opponent, either with bandages or breaking their bones to prevent movement. The user then grabs them, spins them as they near the ground, and delivers a piledriver on impact, inducing severe head trauma. After using the Front Lotus the user is left extremely fatigued, making this jutsu a "double-edged sword".
2. Gate of Rest (休門, Kyūmon?) releases the brain's limit on the body's stamina, making a battle-worn person become miraculously ready to fight as if the fight had just started.
3. Gate of Life (生門, Seimon?) is located on the spinal cord, and releases the limit on the nervous system, which makes information travel at a faster rate and creates even more stamina. As a side effect, the user's skin turns red, indicating an increased blood-oxygen level. The user can perform the Reverse Lotus (裏蓮華, Ura Renge?, English TV "Hidden Lotus") at this level, though in all of its uses the first five gates are opened as well. To use the Reverse Lotus the user must first launch his opponent into the air. Once doing so they rapidly pummel the opponent with punches and kicks before sending the target crashing into the ground. This is usually fatal due to the speed and power behind the attack. Because so many chakra gates are opened at once, it can only be used once, since the user will likely be unable to stand afterward.
4. Gate of Pain (傷門, Shōmon?) releases the limit on oxygen intake in the lungs, creating much more oxygen for the body to use.
5. Gate of Closing (杜門, Tomon?) releases the limit on the amount of chakra released at one time. Allows the user's movements to exceed the speed of sound.
6. Gate of Joy (景門 , Keimon?) removes the limit on how much fat and proteins the intestines can digest, and releases otherwise useless energy resources, giving the user even more power and stamina. The user can perform the Morning Peacock (朝孔雀, Asa Kujaku?) at this level. Due to the advantages of the sixth gate, users of the Morning Peacock are able to repeatedly punch an opponent with such speed and strength that their punches form a peacock-like fan of flaming chakra. Once an opponent is struck with the attack they collapse, covered in the attack's aura.
7. Gate of Shock (驚門, Kyōmon?) removes the limit on how fast the body can move, removes wastes from dead skin cells to feces, and gives the body a much cleaner system to work with, producing even more power and stamina.
8. Gate of Death (死門, Shimon?) opens the final gate located at the heart and uses up all of the body's energy. It makes the heart pump at maximum power and exceeds the power of every other gate. All the energy in every individual cell is used up, giving the user power well above that of any Kage. This "big bang" effect is only temporary, and destroys every muscle in the user's body, including the heart. Death is completely assured when opening this gate.
 Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique
The Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique (火遁・豪火球の術, Katon: Gōkakyū no Jutsu?, Viz "Fire Style: Blaze Of Glory", English TV "Fire Style: Fireball Jutsu") is the most basic method of fire manipulation in Naruto. The technique requires a large amount of chakra to perform. The user fills their chest with air, infuses it with fire chakra and blows out, creating an enormous external ignition, similar to firebreathing. This technique, as are the more complicated fire-based abilities, are common amongst Konohagakure ninja at or above Chunin-level. The Uchiha clan considers a child from the clan who masters this technique a man. They are also allowed to learn some of the clan's more complicated techniques.
Other variations using the base of this technique are Fire Release: Phoenix Immortal Fire Technique (火遁・鳳仙火の術, Katon: Hōsenka no Jutsu?, English TV: "Fire Style: Phoenix Flower Jutsu") to shoot balls of fire in quick succession, sometimes with shuriken hidden inside as added effect and Fire Release: Dragon Fire Technique (火遁・龍火の術, Katon: Ryūka no Jutsu"?, English TV: "Fire Style: Dragon Flame Jutsu") to blow a large torrential burst of fire along a length of cord that are attached to a shuriken.
In Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series, Sasuke Uchiha and Itachi Uchiha employ enhanced versions of these techniques.
 Gentle Fist
The Gentle Fist stance
The Gentle Fist stance
The Gentle Fist (柔拳, Jūken?) style of combat aims to damage the body's chakra circulatory system, thus inhibiting an opponent's use of chakra. To do this, the user will forcefully insert a small amount of their own chakra into an opponent's chakra circulatory system, causing the targeted area to rupture or divert flow. Alternatively, or as an additional effect, the same method can be used to damage the opponent's internal organs, to which the chakra circulatory system is closely tied. Even the slightest tap from this style can cause major damage, hence the name. Because the chakra circulatory system is invisible, the Byakugan is required for this style to be used effectively and thus it is exclusive to the Hyuga clan. As there is no way to train the internal organs to become stronger, this technique is capable of causing damage no matter how physically powerful the opponent is.
To quickly seal off an opponent's access to chakra, Gentle Fist style users can perform the Eight Trigrams Sixty-Four Palms (八卦六十四掌, Hakke Rokujūyon Shō?, English TV: "Gentle Fist Style: Eight Trigrams 64 Palms") to strike each of an opponent's chakra points in progressively heavier and faster volleys. Once completed the technique effectively eliminates an opponent's ability to use chakra and makes it difficult for them to move. The same process that seals off one's access to chakra can also be used as a shield. With Eight Trigrams Palms Heavenly Spin (八卦掌回天, Hakkeshō Kaiten?, English TV "Eight Trigrams Palm Rotation"), the user releases a huge amount of chakra from their chakra points when in danger of being attacked. The released chakra blocks any possible attack, and the user need only spin themselves rapidly to parry the attack, both creating a shield of chakra around themselves and tossing away any would-be attackers. Due to the effectiveness and power of these jutsu, teaching of the ability is restricted to only members of the main branch of the Hyuga clan, though prodigious Gentle Fist style users can replicate the same effects without being taught. Both Neji Hyuga and Hinata Hyuga use the fundamentals of these attacks to create their own unique jutsu.
The Eight Trigrams Sixty-Four Palms has ranked at 5th once in the Shonen Jump popularity jutsu polls. In many Naruto videogames Neji Hyuga and Hinata Hyuga employ variartions of these techniques to strike more chakra points or to increase the power of the spin.
 Mind Body Switch Technique
The Mind Body Switch Technique (心転身の術, Shintenshin no Jutsu?, Viz "Art of the Valentine", English TV "Mind Transfer Jutsu") is the signature ability of the Yamanaka clan. With it, the user sends their mind into a target's body (human or animal), supplanting the target's mind with their own. Though normally used as a spying jutsu, it can also be used in battle with several major drawbacks. First, the user's spirit travels slowly, making it easy to dodge. If the user misses their target, they are left helpless until their spirit returns to their body, which takes several minutes. Second, even if the technique does work, the user's ability to stay in an enemy's body is determined by how fatigued they are. The user can be forced out if facing a strong enough will, are too tired, or if the target is in incredible pain. Finally, any damage the user suffers while possessing another is transferred to their original body. Therefore, if the target dies, so does the user.
Once the Mind Body Switch Technique has been mastered, a Yamanaka is entitled to learn the Mind Body Disturbance Technique (心乱身の術, Shinranshin no Jutsu?). Rather than transfer the user's consciousness to another's body, this jutsu sends a spirit of confusion into a target, causing them to attack their allies. Although the target is aware of what they are doing, they are unable to stop themselves. For this particular jutsu, the user is able to stay in their own body, unlike its predecessor; however, the user must maintain the hand seal used to activate it.
IGN, a popular multimedia and reviews website, ranks Mind Body Switch Technique in the 5th spot of the Top Ten Naruto Techniques mentioning that the jutsu comes with a long list of disclaimers and hazards though. Still, they say it's definitely worth the risk.
The Mokuton (木遁, Mokuton? literally "Wood Release" English "Wood Style") jutsu are techniques that combine earth and water-based chakra to create plants, specifically trees of varying size and shape. Mokuton techniques can be produced from anywhere, including the user's body, as the user's chakra is literally converted into a source of life. The First Hokage was the originator of this ability, evidenced by the fact that none of his relatives have been shown capable of using Mokuton. The First's ability to use Mokuton was the reason for his being given the title of Hokage, and with his abilities he was able to grow the trees that served as the foundation of Konohagakure. After the First's death, Yamato is injected with the First's DNA in an attempt to replicate the ability. Yamato survives the experiment and is the only known living user of Mokuton.
Because Yamato is the only current owner of the Mokuton ability, many of its associated jutsu have been exclusively used by him. With the Wood Clone Technique (木分身の術, Moku Bunshin no Jutsu?), Yamato can create a copy of himself made of wood to carry out tasks he is unable to do at the moment. He can also perform Wood Locking Wall (木錠壁, Moku Jōheki?) to create a half-dome used either to block attacks or capture others. Other uses for Mokuton include creating wooden cages, making houses and tracking purposes using a seed that is tuned to Yamato's chakra. A possibly unrelated technique, but unique to the First and Yamato, is the ability to suppress a tailed beast's influence over its host. This is done by producing wooden dragons from the ground that attach to the host and force the tailed beast's chakra to recede. The First Hokage's crystal necklace aids in this technique's execution, but its exact role is unclear.
 Multi-Size Technique
The Multi-Size Technique (倍化の術, Baika no Jutsu?, Viz "The Art of Expansion", English TV "Expansion Jutsu") is the signature ability of the Akimichi clan. The ability increases the user's body size (as well as their clothing) by using up their stored food energy, converting calories into chakra. Akimichi clan members tend to eat fattening foods and have large physiques in order to support this technique. The proportions that the user's body increases to seems to depend on the level of expertise; when Choji Akimichi performs this technique in Part I it causes him to take on a round appearance, yet his Part II counterpart as well as his father are able to use the technique to make themselves the size of buildings. Older Akimichi use further variants of this ability such as the Partial Multi-Size Technique (部分倍化の術, Bubun Baika no Jutsu?, English TV "Partial Expansion Jutsu"), which allows them to increase the size of only parts of their body. Once an Akimichi has large enough chakra reserves they can also perform the Super Multi-Size Technique (超倍化の術, Chō Baika no Jutsu, English TV "Super Expansion Jutsu"?) to increase their body's size to gigantic proportions. Akimichi often used their increased size to perform other jutsu, taking advantage of their bigger mass to make their attacks more potent.
 Orochimaru's cursed seals
A large array of cursed seal level 2 transformations
A large array of cursed seal level 2 transformations
Orochimaru's cursed seals were first developed through his experimentations on Jugo. Jugo's body naturally produces an enzyme that transforms the user into any number of different forms, drastically increasing their chakra supply in the process. By extracting this enzyme from Jugo's body and refining it, Orochimaru is able to apply it whichever of his followers he wishes.
Once the cursed seal is applied, the applicant stands a 10% chance of survival and they lose consciousness as their body accepts or rejects the seal. Should they survive, receivers of the cursed seal are given access to the seal's first level. When activated the seal's unique pattern spreads across their body from the point of application; the more body coverage there is, the more the user is drawing upon the seal's effects. The seal forcibly draws chakra from the user's body and grants them with increased physical abilities, though consequently leaving them exhausted once the seal is deactivated. Their mind slowly corrodes while the seal is active, opening up to Orochimaru's influence and simultaneously advancing the seal to its second state.
Advancement to level two of the cursed seal is a long process, so long in fact that Orochimaru developed a special drug to speed up the process. Once level two is achieved, the user can enter the state by fully covering their body with the cursed seal. This is followed by an unnatural alteration of the user's body, with the only common features being yellow eyes with a black sclera. Aside from the first and second levels of the seal, skilled users of the seal are able to perform partial transformations in which the aforementioned mutation caused to the users body in the level two state can be used without completely altering the entire body. The power of the cursed seal can even synchronize with the user's regular body with extended use, increasing the power of his/her natural state.
 Puppet Technique
The Puppet Technique (傀儡の術, Kugutsu no Jutsu?, Viz "Art of the Puppet Master", English TV "Puppet Master Jutsu") was created in order to convert a form of entertainment into a style of combat. The technique utilizes strings of chakra extending from the user's fingers to control a puppet's movements. Those who can effectively use this ability are rare, but once mastered the user can hide in a safe location while his puppet does the work for him. Skilled puppeteers are able to manipulate multiple puppets simultaneously, with Chiyo being able to use each of her ten fingers to control a different puppet. These chakra strings also allow puppeteers to manipulate other people or objects, controlling their movements to help or hinder their progress in battle.
The art of puppetry varies in usage from person to person, as puppets can be equipped with an array of different weapons and tools to make a battle easier. Puppeteers can also combine the abilities of their puppets to increase their effectiveness; Kankuro, for example, can use one of his puppets to capture an enemy while a second bombards them with weapons, killing them. Standard puppets, however, are limited to attacks not dependent on chakra, as soulless beings cannot utilize it. Sasori has created a workaround for this shortcoming by converting the body of a still-living person into a puppet. Because they were once human, these puppets are able to perform jutsu, giving them a drastic advantage over other puppets.
Naruto using the Rasengan
Naruto using the Rasengan
The Rasengan (螺旋丸, literally "Spiraling Sphere", Viz "Spiral Chakra Sphere") is a technique invented by the Fourth Hokage after three years of development. It requires no hand signs to perform, instead relying entirely on the chakra control of the user. The Rasengan grinds into whatever it touches, causing major damage as well as significant internal injury. If need be the potency of the attack can be lessened to keep from harming the target.
The level of chakra control required is very high, and because of this the teaching of this jutsu is split into three steps. The first, emphasizing rotation, has the user learn to pop a water balloon by spinning the water inside in multiple directions with their chakra. The second step, emphasizing power, requires the same be done with a solid rubber ball, forcing the user to rely on denser amounts of chakra to permeate the air within and break it. The final step, emphasizing control, has the user form a complete Rasengan by combining what they learned in the previous two steps and making a ball shape shell around the spinning chakra to hold it in regular shape. A regular balloon is often used to train making the shell. Minato taught the Rasengan to his student Kakashi Hatake, and his former teacher Jiraiya who in turn teaches it to Naruto Uzumaki.
While most users of this jutsu are skilled enough to perform it with one hand, Naruto uses three or more hands with the aid of a shadow clone – one hand to supply chakra and the others to spin and shape it. The use of shadow clones was originally a workaround that allowed him to master this high-level technique successfully and in a very short amount of time. He continues to use them ever since, since shadow clones are almost effortless for him to create and allow him to lessen the concentration required.
The Rasengan was created as the ultimate example of chakra form manipulation. However, Minato had intended to combine it with nature manipulation, which proved to be as impossible as "looking left and right at the same time". Minato and Kakashi have both been unsuccessful in the attempt. In Part II, Naruto finally accomplishes the feat by using two shadow clones – one to manipulate form, one to manipulate nature to infuse the Rasengan with his own wind-based chakra, and even goes on to create variants of the jutsu.
During each of the Naruto movies, Naruto mixes his Rasengan with a form of energy unique to the movie, creating a new, stronger variant of the jutsu.
The Rasengan has ranked 1st in every official Shonen Jump popularity jutsu polls. In Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series, Jiraiya and Naruto create many variations of the Rasengan.
 Sexy Technique
The Sexy Technique (おいろけの術, Oiroke no Jutsu?, Viz "Ninja Centerfold", UK DVD "Art of Eros", English TV "Sexy Jutsu"), created by Naruto Uzumaki, transforms the user into a beautiful, nude woman. Naruto uses it to distract or persuade whoever may be bothering him, sometimes leading to an exaggerated nosebleed by the victim. Naruto and his brief disciple, Konohamaru, create variants of the technique that include utilizing shadow clones to increase the number of nude individuals with which to distract others.
In some video games the effect of this technique depends on the opponent Naruto is fighting. Kakashi Hatake and Sasuke Uchiha employ their versions of this technique by copying it with their Sharingan in the first game of the Ultimate Ninja series.
 Shadow Clone Technique
Naruto using the Shadow Clone Technique
Naruto using the Shadow Clone Technique
The Shadow Clone Technique (影分身の術, Kage Bunshin no Jutsu?, Viz "Art of the Shadow Doppelganger", UK DVD "Art of Shadow Body Splitting", English TV "Shadow Clone Jutsu") creates actual copies, not illusions, of the user with whatever damage and weapons the original may have. The user's chakra can be evenly distributed among every clone, giving each clone a fraction of the user's overall power. Because of this, the technique itself is considered dangerous; when creating multiple copies of one's self it is possible to use up all of one's chakra fairly quickly. This is considerably more dangerous with the jutsu's forbidden form, the Multiple Shadow Clone Technique (多重影分身の術, Tajū Kage Bunshin no Jutsu?, English TV "Multi Shadow Clone Jutsu"). While the standard Shadow Clone Technique typically creates no more than five clones, the Multiple version allows the creation of a limitless number of clones so long as the user has enough chakra. Due to the danger of the ability it is typically used by only the most advanced ninja, often at or above Jonin rank, such as Kakashi Hatake. Naruto Uzumaki, however, learned the technique prior to even becoming a ninja, and thanks to the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox he can use it to create thousands of clones and never worry about running out of chakra.
Any experience the shadow clones gain during their existence is transferred to the user once they are dispersed (occurs at the clones discretion or after it receives a fatal or solid blow). This makes the technique ideal for spying, since the user can simply send a clone to spy on a target and then have the clone disperse itself to quickly pass the information back to the user. It's also useful for training purposes, since the total amount of experience the user gains is multiplied by the total number of clones being used to train. Using it in this manner is far more difficult, however, since a large number of clones are needed to make a significant difference in the training time. Likewise, depending on how many clones are used for this purpose, the user can be overcome by the amount of information communicated to them with the clones' dispersion. Although Naruto has found a number of different uses for clones, he does not become aware of this added effect until he is actually told of it. Itachi Uchiha is able to create clones that explode on command.
 Shadow Imitation Technique
Shadow Imitation Technique against multiple victims
Shadow Imitation Technique against multiple victims
The Shadow Imitation Technique (影真似の術, Kagemane no Jutsu?, English "Shadow Possession Jutsu") is the signature technique of the Nara clan. This jutsu allows the user to control their own shadow and merge it with their opponent's shadow, combining them. This links the movements of the user with the target (both conscious and unconscious); the target is subsequently forced to make any movement the user makes. On the other hand, the user also mimics any movements that the target is forced to make, such as recoil from being punched. It is an extremely versatile technique as the user can contract and change the shape of their shadow, potentially grabbing multiple targets at once. The degree to which the user's shadow can be stretched is limited by its total surface area; by using the shadows of other objects, the user can extend their shadow beyond its normal range. The amount of time for which an opponent can be held is limited by the user's chakra, since the user must constantly maintain the jutsu. The jutsu is also more difficult to maintain at greater ranges or for multiple opponents, since the user's shadow must be stretched constantly. The target can force their way free with enough effort, though the amount of effort required to do so is considerable.
The Shadow Imitation Technique used to be called the Shadow Bind Technique (影縛りの術, Kage Shibari no Jutsu?, English TV "Shadow Paralysis Jutsu"), suggesting that the imitation aspect was devised later on and that the original technique could only hold targets in place. Older members of the Nara clan use the former name of the technique when performing it.
Those who have mastered the Shadow Imitation Technique are then allowed to learn the Shadow Neck Bind Technique (影首縛りの術, Kage Kubi Shibari no Jutsu?, English TV "Shadow Strangle Jutsu"). After capturing an opponent with their shadow, the user can then further extend their shadow up to the target's throat in the shape of a hand, which chokes them to death. Additionally, it can be used to bind the limbs of exceptionally strong targets who can move, even while bound by the Shadow Imitation. The technique has been described as the feeling of an actaul arm binding them in place and while under attack from the Shadow Neck Bind, the effects of Shadow Imitation are nullified. Shikamaru Nara, after being taught the Shadow Neck Bind Technique, develops his own ways of manipulating his shadow, even going so far as to be able to separate it from surfaces and directly interact with others.
IGN, a popular multimedia and reviews website, ranks Shadow Imitation Technique in the 6th spot of the Top Ten Naruto Techniques mentioning it is useful because you can make others do your bidding, but it's not quite effective.
In Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series, Shikamaru Nara performs another variations of these techniques that create shadows solid-forms for directly offensive purposes.
The Sharingan (写輪眼, Sharingan? literally "Copy Wheel Eye," English manga "Mirror Wheel Eye") is an eye technique ( 瞳術, dōjutsu?) that naturally occurs in most members of the Uchiha clan. The Sharingan is thought to be descended from the Byakugan, but grants the user different abilities and a different insight. The Sharingan does not automatically appear from birth in a user; instead, it will usually appear when the user is in a life-threatening situation, where the power of the Sharingan could save them. After this first appearance, the user can then call up the Sharingan any time they wish. The power of the Sharingan is judged through the number of tomoe in the eye, with a maximum of three in each. The characters who currently possess the Sharingan include Sasuke Uchiha, Itachi Uchiha, Kakashi Hatake, and Tobi.
The Sharingan's first and most well known ability is to memorize any technique that it witnesses. It can memorize any standard form of jutsu with perfect accuracy, allowing the user to use the techniques as his own. In order to reproduce copied jutsu, however, one must have the necessary skill or ability to perform them. A prime example is Rock Lee's Strong Fist taijutsu. While Sasuke was able to copy some of Lee's moves, they put a much more significant strain on him since he hasn't had the same training as Lee has.
The Sharingan second ability is granting the user incredible clarity of perception, allowing them to track fast-moving objects with ease and even predict the subsequent movements of those objects. The ability to track and predict movement is largely based on individual skill, as unskilled users have much more trouble tracking fast-moving objects. A fully-evolved Sharingan eye can track even the quickest opponents, even if the user can't move at the same speed. This perception is also great enough to see through genjutsu and to observe the movement and flow of chakra, but not to the same extent or clarity as the Byakugan. Additionally, the Sharingan grants the user exceptional analytical powers, allowing them to instinctively pick up on various visual clues with little difficulty. For example, Sasuke was able to reproduce answers on another person's test by watching their pencil movements during the Chunin Exam.
The Sharingan's third capability is a unique brand of hypnosis that involves suggesting actions and thoughts to the opponent. When used in conjunction with the aforementioned aspects of the Sharingan, this allows the user to perfectly mimic every move their opponent makes, even before they do, making it appear as if the user can see the future. It also allows for other forms of hypnotism, such as putting an opponent to sleep, relaying memories to someone else, or creating various illusions to fool an opponent.
It is possible to transplant Sharingan eyes from one person to another, as occurred with Kakashi and his deceased comrade Obito Uchiha. However, transplanted eyes do not work as well in a non-Uchiha body; Kakashi's eye is always active, causing him great strain when he uses it and forcing him to recuperate for extended periods of time after a battle. Kakashi keeps it covered when not using it to avoid this side effect in his everyday activities. Uchiha clan members are not burdened with this weakness; while activation of the Sharingan does consume chakra, the drain is so small as to be almost insignificant. Itachi in particular seems to have no trouble keeping his Sharingan activated near-constantly.
 Mangekyo Sharingan
The Mangekyo Sharingan (万華鏡写輪眼, Mangekyō Sharingan?, literally "Kaleidoscope Copy Wheel Eye") is a heightened form of Sharingan. The Mangekyo Sharingan is distinguished from a normal Sharingan through its appearance, which changes the form of the tomoe seal. However, unlike the Sharingan, its appearance seems to differ between users, as Kakashi's version is significantly different from Itachi's. Those who have the potential to obtain it must make a great sacrifice in order to do so — according to Itachi, they must kill their closest friend. Itachi does in fact do this to obtain his version, but the way of how Kakashi developed his own variant is unknown as his closest friends died before the start of the series. It has also been implied that use of the Mangekyo Sharingan may deteriorate the user's normal eyesight.
In the long history of the Uchiha clan, only a few have been able to obtain the Mangekyo Sharingan. At present, there are only two people who are known to possess the Mangekyo Sharingan, Itachi Uchiha being one and Kakashi Hatake being the other. At the time of the Uchiha massacre, Itachi told his younger brother Sasuke that, if he was to obtain the Mangekyo Sharingan, there would be three people capable of using it.Later in the show Sasuke gets the Mangekyo Sharingan
 Strong Fist
The Strong Fist (剛拳, Gōken?, Viz "Ferocious Fist", English TV "Ferocious Fist Taijutsu Style") style is Might Guy and Rock Lee's characteristic fighting style, the purpose of which is to cause external damage and break bones. Additionally, they have learned to open the eight chakra gates, allowing them to briefly increase their physical limits in exchange for severe physical damage after the effects have worn off. Sasuke Uchiha and Kakashi Hatake have copied this style with their Sharingan to limited degrees, and each uses a few of the style's attacks as part of other taijutsu.
The attacks that fall under the Strong Fist style almost exclusively deal with different methods of kicking the opponent. Leaf Whirlwind (木ノ葉旋風, Konoha Senpū?, Viz "Konoha Hurricane", English TV "Leaf Hurricane"), one of the most basic, used to perform a spinning kick. This technique has some variations like Leaf Great Whirlwind (木ノ葉大旋風, Konoha Daisenpū?, English TV "Leaf Hurricane") and the more powerful Leaf Strong Whirlwind (木ノ葉剛力旋風, Konoha Gōriki Senpū?, English TV "Severe Leaf Hurricane", Ultimate Ninja 2: "Devastating Leaf Hurricane") that are double spinning kicks, the second being meant to worsen the damage of the first. Dynamic Entry (ダイナミック・エントリー, Dainamikku-Entorī?) and Dynamic Action (ダイナミック・アクション, Dainamikku-Akushyon?) are a flying kick and punch, respectively, meant to be used on distracted opponents. The Leaf Gale (木ノ葉烈風, Konoha Reppū?, English TV "Leaf Whirlwind") is a spinning kick to sweep opponents off their feet, while Leaf Rising Wind (木ノ葉昇風, Konoha Shōfū?) is a simple upper kick that can be used to disarm opponents. With Shadow of the Dancing Leaf (影舞葉, Kage Buyō?, Viz "Shadow of the Dancing Leaf", English TV "Dancing Leaf Shadow") the user kicks the opponent into the air, allowing the user to trap the airborne opponent for further damage.
 Summoning Technique
Summons are typically called forth in a puff of smoke with the Summoning Technique (口寄せの術, Kuchiyose no Jutsu?, Viz "Shinobi Conjuration", English TV: "Summoning Jutsu"), or any number of variations thereof. Before a summoning can be performed, the user sometimes signs a contract with their own blood, each contract differing depending on what creature is to be summoned or if they need it at all. The summoner performs the proper hand seals and with additional blood on either the summoning scroll or symbols etched into the ground, walls, trees etc. to then perform the summoning jutsu. The amount of chakra offered at this time is directly proportionate to the size of the summoned creature, making summons such as Gamabunta a Kage-level feat. Summons have their own abilities that they can use by themselves or in conjunction with the summoner. Some summons are so powerful or they may simply not respect the summoner so that they may even challenge the summoner, or will demand something in order to contribute to the reason for their summon.
Weapons can be called forth in a similar fashion with Projectile Weapons (飛道具, Tobidōgu?). Unlike the summoning of creatures, which are brought from their place of residence to serve the summoner, weapons are generally contained within the summoning scroll. Summoning scrolls often contain weapons that would be cumbersome to carry for their owner, either due to the weapon's size or the sheer volume of different weapons. Like almost all Summoning Techniques, a donation of blood is required to summon said items.
 Water techniques
Water-based techniques are commonly used by ninja from Kirigakure such as Zabuza Momochi; Kakashi Hatake, having fought a number of Kirigakure ninja before, is also able to use a few water techniques. Most abilities that utilize water require a preexisting source in order to be performed, such as a lake or a puddle. Kisame Hoshigaki and the Second Hokage, however, are able to create their own bodies of water with which to perform jutsu. One of the few exceptions to this rule is the Water Release: Water Encampment Wall (水遁・水陣壁, Suiton: Suijinheki?, English TV "Water Style: Water Wall"), which allows users to spit protective walls of water from their mouth to block attacks, though they can use other water sources if available.
The more common of water-abilities is the Water Clone Technique (水分身の術, Mizu Bunshin no Jutsu?), which creates copies of the user that can join them in battle. The clones must stay in range of the user in order to remain active, allowing opponents to easily escape them by running a short distance away. The Water Prison Technique (水牢の術, Suirō no Jutsu?) is equally common amongst Kirigakure ninja; with it they can trap opponents inside a virtually inescapable sphere of water. Because users must keep an arm inside the sphere in order for the opponent to remain imprisoned, water clones are often created for the sole purpose of performing and maintaining the jutsu. When Tenten is contained within one of these prisons she claims she cannot breathe, but other characters have displayed the ability to remain within it for long periods of time and are even capable of speaking.
Offensive water jutsu predominately deal with sending large amounts of water at opponents. These bodies of water are often shaped into different forms to allow more control or precision. The earliest example of such an ability is the Water Release: Water Dragon Blast Technique (水遁・水龍弾の術, Suiton: Suiryūdan no Jutsu?, Viz "Water Release: Water Dragon Missile", English TV "Water Style: Water Dragon Jutsu"), which forms water into the shape of a dragon to attack others.
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