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Translations: Gintama 507 (2)
User(s): Uchiha Sasuke
Black: That chirping penetrates even the most tenacious rocks.
Picture 1: The released chakra gives off a "chicchicchi" noise which can be
compared to birds' voices.
Picture 2: When Kakashi uses it, "Chidori" is known as "Raikiri".
By activating the body, a great amount of chakra is brought forth and
concentrated into one arm. Furthermore, by running a long distance, this turns
into a high-speed stab of destructive power!! The movement is a mere stab, but
this great technique boasts such large power that it was able to open a hole in
Gaara's sand defence.
Adding Images of Databook I Page 209:
Databook I Page 209, uncleaned, not translated //
Databook I Page 209, translated by Pazuzu, scanlated & typeset by Syazx
Last edited by Predator; March 13, 2007 at 04:14 PM.
User(s): Hatake Kakashi
Black: In one swing, this swift stab turns into a famous blade that can even cut
Picture 1: Ending in a single point, this huge amount of chakra is a wonder even
to the eyes of the enemy!! It predicts a hopeles future.
Picture 2: Kakashi's "Chidori" cut lightning...that legend is the origin of the
The one who is said to have copied over 1000 jutsu, Kakashi's single original
technique, this is "Raikiri"! Gai says that the true nature of this technique is
"a regular stab", but the amazing time when you see this huge amount of chakra
is gathered in the hand, Kakashi's arm becomes a famous blade that can cut
Kakashi, named "Konoha's greatest technician", created this ultimate secret art
himself. It is really a simple technique perfected by honing it to the limit, an
Adding Images of Databook I Page 225:
Databook I Page 255, cleaned by Shannaro, not translated //
Databook I Page 255, cleaned by Shannaro, typeset by Syazx //
Last edited by Predator; March 13, 2007 at 04:15 PM.
Pazuzu, is the page this one?
No, that's Chidori. Raikiri is page 225.
Thanks. Added the page.
I was confused by why there was a page on Raikiri and a page on Chidori. Aren't they essentially the same technique? I thought that when Kakashi used the Raikiri, it gave a "chicchicchi" noise as well.
I'm trying to scanlate Databook - Chidori and here is the result....
Good work, Syazx ^^
Raikiri page that I edited... pls comment my work....
Good work, Syazx. Added the image.
Thanks, Pazuzu and Syazx. Paz, is there any explanation why chidori is called raikiri when Kakashi used it?
I asked the same question in the Raikiri thread, heh.
I see. I know that chidori means a thousand bird or something like that and raikiri means lighning edge. Well if it is just the same thing, they should have just name them the same name instead of naming this jutsu for so many names.
I don't remember what episode/chapter, but sometime during the Chuunin exams I remember Gai explaining this. He says something along the lines of: Its true name is Raikiri (Lightning Edge), but it's nickname is Chidori (One Thousand Birds). I also cannot remember if this was in both the manga and the anime or just the anime... I remember the anime clearly, but I cannot remember the frames of the manga so... Either way, I think Chidori is a nickname he gave it to enhance the move so not only would we think of lightning in the palm of his hand but also the sound of a thousand birds chirping to go along with it... Just his way of appealing to our senses and being a generally great storyteller. Just my 2 cents...
Raikiri ( lightning edge ) is the name, because the attack is said to be used once to 'cut lightning' or is said to be able to or something, and because you hear 'chi chi chi' ( a bird, or the sound they make or something like that...) while powering it up, it got 'chidori' ( a thousand birds ) as a nickname...
it's the other way around lol. Chidori is the true name and Raikiri is the alias given it when Kakashi allegedly cut a bolt of lightning with the jutsu