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Spoiler: Shodai Hokage showShodai Hokage (初代火影, Founding Fire Shadow)
My brethren in Konoha are a part of me...
A pure and unselfish spirit~~~~ A village leader like a refreshing breeze
[picture of the Shodai talking to Sarutobi]
↑The hero who, with a strong will, created the village of Konoha. Supported by his brethren, who believed in him more then anything, he accomplished his ambition to found a village only to pass away from this world.
The founder of the village of Konoha is the Shodai Hokage. Even now, the stories of his great ability with techniques, such as his characteristic Wood Release ninjutsu, are still passed down. He saw the people of the village as a part of himself and as a man with overflowing love, he first considered the people of the village, before anything else. Even now, this spirit still takes firm root in the village of Konoha.
Ninja registration Number: --
Date of Birth: ?
Blood type: ?
Personality: Gentle, prudent
Spoiler: Nidaime Hokage showNidaime Hokage (二代目火影, Second Fire Shadow)
Wild fighting spirit! The raging fire of a man who inherited the Shodai's will!
The Shodai's younger brother who made a great contribution by establishing Konoha as a system. In contrast to his calm older brother, he worked towards fulfilling his goals with great passion. He took pride in his superior combat skills. Above all, Water Release ninjutsu were his speciality. His unexpected resurrection, in order to fight the Sandaime, terrified the people of Konoha.
From tomorrow on, you'll be... the Hokage...!!
[picture of the Nidaime Hokage talking the soon-to-be Sandaime Hokage]
↑He entrusted the future of the village to his beloved student, the Sandaime, whom he called "Monkey," and died a noble death.
Academy Registration Number: --
Date of Birth: ?
Blood type: ?
Personality: Strong-spirited, passionate
Spoiler: Kakkou showKakkou (カッコウ)
He can bisect the enemy in an instant with the blade placed on his arm!
Excelling at all abilities, from ninjutsu, to taijutsu, to genjutsu, he is one of Iwagakure no Sato's foremost big wheels. Using his tactics, drawing on his abundant battle experience, he took the life of Obito, who would later be known as a hero, and cornered a young Kakashi.
Everyone's being sloppy...
[picture of Kakkou using the blade hidden in his sleeve]
←He holds great self-confidence in close combat as well!
Ninja Registration Number: I W06219
Date of Birth: 5th July (27 years old at death, Cancer)
Blood type: B
Spoiler: Taiseki showTaiseki (タイセキ)
I'll take this person into my custody
A camouflaged hunter, appearing from thin air!!
Taiseki has an extremely silent character, reliably accomplishing his missions.
Using his camouflage, he can attack the enemy from their blind spot, inflicting a fatal wound with one attack. Together with Kakkou, he can use superb diversionary tactics, which they used to attack Kakashi and co. He took Rin captive.
[picture of Taiseki camouflaged using his Hiding with Camouflage Technique]
↑The prey targeted with the secret "Hiding with Camouflage Technique¹" has no way of escaping. They will become Taiseki's prey!!
Ninja Registration Number: I W06225
Date of Birth: 10th March (27 years old at death, Pisces)
Blood type: O
¹ Hiding with Camouflage Technique (迷彩隠れの術, Meisaigakure no Jutsu)
Misc:Techniques:Spoiler: The Cursed Seal of Heaven - The Cursed Seal of Earth showKonoha One Hundred Leafs Collection ~ Number Twelve
| The Cursed Seal of Heaven¹ - The Cursed Seal of Earth² |
Among the Cursed Seals, the seals of Heaven and Earth hold exceptional "power". Although their actual effect and potency are not directly evident, the truth of why they were carved into Kimimaro and Sasuke is to draw out their excess "power".
[pictures of Kimimaro's and Sasuke's Cursed Seals]
→On the back of Sasuke's neck and on Kimimaro's chest, the Cursed Seal rises to the surface. They are also a symbol revealing the depth of the darkness in their hearts...
¹ Cursed Seal of Heaven (天の呪印, Ten no Juin)
² Cursed Seal of Earth (地の呪印, Chi no Juin)
Spoiler: Bunshin Daibakuha showGreat Clone Blast (分身大爆破, Bunshin Daibakuha)
Ninjutsu, A-rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
User: Uchiha Itachi
The shadow that is a threat
It lurses the target in and then bursts open!!
Luring the target in, using a "Shadow Clone¹" as bait. The target, acting according to the principle of "attack to bring down the enemy," falls victim to a powerful blast... If one can see through the body of the Shadow Clone, it is possible to evade the blast. However, by wrapping it up in trick after trick, the target will be guided into the technique for sure.
[picture of Itachi and his clone standing on the water as Kakashi pushes Kurenai away from the clone]
→↓A well-timed explosion. The size of the explosion is considerably big...!!
[picture of the clone's explosion]
¹ Shadow Clone Technique (影分身の術, Kage Bunshin no Jutsu)
Spoiler: Bunshin Taiatari showClone Body Blow (分身体当たり, Bunshin Taiatari)
Taijutsu, A-rank, Offensive, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
User: Uzumaki Naruto
An instant fierce attack
Like a violent wind!!
[picture of three clones holding on to each other while being caught in Gaara's Shukaku arm]
←↓In the fight against Gaara, the cooperation is shown. The first three bodies block Gaara's hand, while one body flings away another body.
[picture of a clone holding the real Naruto, ready to brace himself on the other three clones and throw the real Naruto towards Gaara ]
The extraordinarily severe Great Clone Picture Scroll¹ of the Whirling Naruto Ninja Arts Book²!!
A powerful combination technique, invented in the midst of battle by the "surprising ninja" Naruto. By confusing the enemy using five bodies, this technique bears a much higher offensive power and accuracy than a simple body blow. Another characteristic is the endless amount of attack variations possible, depending on how the clones are used. Because it takes five people, unfolding some mid-air super cooperation, its appearance is extremely showy. Because of this, the enemy is also left bewildered. As it utilises the effects of Naruto's characteristic "surprisingness" to their utmost limits and is also, in some way, humourous, it can be called an extremely Naruto-ish technique.
¹ Great clone Picture Scroll (大分身絵巻, Daibunshin Emaki)
² Whirling Naruto Ninja Arts Book (うずまくナルト忍法帖, Uzumaku Naruto Ninpouchou)
Spoiler: Daikamaitachi no Jutsu showGreat Kamaitachi* Technique (大カマイタチの術, Daikamaitachi no Jutsu)
Ninjutsu, B-rank, Offensive, Defensive, All ranges
A slashing attack with a large fan's raging wind!!
Dominating the airspace in front of oneself with the turbulence produced by this giant fan! This is a physical attack that carves up objects entirely with blades of vacuum and at the same time nullifies the attacks of enemies utilising the air with sound-based genjutsu!. This ninjutsu is the natural enemy of a long-distance fighting shinobi!!
[picture of Temari using this attack]
←As the many swirling air currents join together, vacuum pockets are created.
↓With the fan completely opened, this bold move is invoked...!!
[picture of Temari swinging her fan]
*A Kamaitachi (鎌鼬), or "Sickle Weasel" is a creature from Japanese folklore. It's a weasel holding a sickle, or having sickle-like claws. They ride whirlwinds, often in pairs of three, and cut people.
Spoiler: Dokugiri showPoison Mist (毒霧, Dokugiri)
Ninjutsu, B-rank, Offensive, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
Becoming filled with deadly poison
A breath of of certain death!!
Chakra is kneaded within the body and then changed into special chemical substances. It is then ejected through the mouth! When this substance comes in contact with the air outside the body, it instantly changes and is transformed into a mist of deadly poison...!! As this techniques combines ninjutsu, chemistry, and medical knowledge, using it requires fine chakra control and advanced ability in medical ninjutsu.
[picture of Shizune releasing the Poison Mist]
→↓The poison's ability to kill is tremendous. Just breathing in a small amount will mean the end of one's life, right there and then.
[picture of Shizune releasing the Poison Mist]
Spoiler: Doton: Doryou Dango showEarth Release: Earth Mausoleum Dumpling¹ (土遁・土陵団子, Doton: Doryou Dango)
Ninjutsu, B-rank, Offensive, Short to mid-range (0–10 m)
A lump of ground like the Earth, created with herculean strength!!
With chakra work and superhuman strength, he lifts up the very surface of the Earth and throws it! The lump of earth he is holding is gigantic enough to make Naruto go "that's ridiculous!!" in surprise! Of course, the destructive power is obvious, but even just the visual impact can be enough to make enemies lose their fighting spirits and run away, really making this a very exiting technique!!
[pictures of Jiroubou slamming his hand on the ground and lifting up a gigantic clump of earth]
→↓With the mass of earth jiroubou lifted, he covers the entire area in shadow!!
¹ The name of this technique may be taken from the Japanese art of Dorodango (泥だんご, Mud Dumplings), in which hard, polished spheres are made using nothing but earth, water, and one's hands.
Spoiler: Doton: Doryuu Heki showEarth Release: Earth Style Wall (土遁・土流壁, Doton: Doryuu Heki)
Ninjutsu, B-rank, Defensive, Short range (0-5m)
User: Sandaime Hokage
An earthen barrier, rising up in an instant!!
This ninjutsu defends oneself against an incoming attack by creating a solid wall of earth. Chakra is converted to earth within the body and then spit out. This earth then instantly rises up and takes form. The barrier itself is also coated with chakra, making its strength incomparable to that of a normal mud wall. Because of the earth's special characteristics, the wall is highly resistant against, for instance, fire and water. Also, for a Hokage-class shinobi it is possible to create a vast volume of earth...!!
[picture of the Sandaime Hokage performing a handseal]
[picture of the Sandaime Hokage spitting out the earth]
↑→The Sandaime Hokage displays a great performance by changing his chakra into a vast volume of earth and forming it into a gigantic wall!!
↓It perfectly blocks even the fury of the Nidaime Hokage's Water Release ninjutsu!!
[picture of the Sandaime Hokage using the Earth Style Wall to protect against the Nidaime Hokage's Water Dragon Bullet]
A perfect blockade!!
Spoiler: Doton: Iwayado Kuzushi showEarth Release: Rock Lodging Destruction (土遁・岩宿崩し, Doton: Iwayado Kuzushi)
Ninjutsu, B-rank, Offensive, All ranges
An area of inevitable annihilation...!!
Collapsing a cave with a rain of rocks!!
By destroying the "balance" that holds the cave together just a little bit, the cave itself will collapse right there and then! The shinobi from Iwagakure are instructed in their pride tactic... luring several enemies into a cave and using the "Rock Lodging Destruction" to wipe them out.
[picture of team Minato running from the falling rocks]
↑↓Even the most solid cave will become unexpectedly fragile when the vital point of its balance is destroyed... By removing just one spot, the rest will follow one by one, completely collapsing all at once!!
[picture of Kakkou looking over the rubble]
Spoiler: Doton: Yomi Numa showEarth Release: Underworld* Swamp (土遁・黄泉沼, Doton: Yomi Numa)
Ninjutsu, A-rank, Offensive, All ranges
The more you struggle, the more you sink
A bottomless swamp from Hell!!
By changing the ground into mud and creating a swamp, the enemy is sunk deep underground...!! The adhesive, chakra-infused mud ensnares the enemy's body. It's impossible to recover one's strength and escape from there. The size and depth of the created swamp depend on the user's skill and the amount of chakra used, but if the user is an expert in this technique, it will always be possible to make a fair-sized swamp! When fighting a great number of enemies or having to face gigantic creatures, this is an extremely effective technique.
↓The giant snake captured in this bog is prevented from moving! But if you ask Jiraiya, he'd say it is insufficient. The real goal of this technique is to completely submerge the target underground.
[picture of Orochimaru's snake summon caught in this technique]
This swamp goes down to abysmal depths!!
*Yomi is the place where the you go after death according to the Japanese Shinto mythology. Since Buddhism was introduced in Japan, it is also considered one of the Buddhist hells.
It's unlike the Western concepts of Heaven and Hell, though. It isn't a paradise in any way, nor is it a place for punsiment. All the dead, regardless of their behaviour in life, go there to carry on a gloomy and shadowy existance and rot for all eternity.
Spoiler: Dynamic Marking showDynamic Marking (ダイナミックマーキング, Dainamikku Mākingu)
Taijutsu, No rank, Supplementary, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
A smell mark where an sight mark can't help*
Sprayed around with a stirring spin!
Good manners? What good manners? Disregard everything to make the greatest use of dogs' sense of smell!! By boldly "urinating" from the air and spinning with all ones might, the spray is scattered across a vast range!! Being hit by just one drop marks he end. One can neither run, nor hide. The ninja-dog's fangs will continue to be aimed at them.
[picture of Akamaru spinning in the air, performing Dynamic Marking]
↓→Akamaru's violent rain of piss will confuse the enemy and at the same time, it will greatly humiliate them.
[Akamaru using Dynamic Marking to mark Sakon and Ukon]
*The Japanese word for mark used here is "mejirushi" (目印), written with the kanji for "eye" and "mark," "seal". Kishimoto created a little pun by coining a new word written with the kanji for "nose" and "mark": "hanajirushi". So literally, this sentence would have been "a nose mark where an [eye] mark can't help". I changed it into a better sounding sentence, though.
Spoiler: Infuuin: Kai showYin Seal: Release* (陰封印・解, Infuuin: Kai)
Fuuinjutsu, S-rank, Supplementary
Unravelling the key to using the "Genesis Rebirth"**!!
"Genesis Rebirth," the ultimate medical technique. However, using this technique requires such an enormous amount of chakra, that it is beyond any shinobi to mould it in an instant. Tsunade, using the chakra stock kept in the seal on her forehead, has cleared this prerequisite. With "Yin Seal: Release," the seal is released, becoming the source for the body regeneration technique.
[picture of Tsunade releasing the Yin Seal]
↑The moment it is unsealed, a pattern appears on the forehead.
[picture of Shizune preventing Tsunade from releasing the Yin Seal]
←Releasing the seal is the greatest danger signal.
*Kai (解) literally means "untie," "unravel". I though "release" would fit better in the name.
**Genesis Rebirth (創造再生, Souzou Saisei).
Spoiler: Meisaigakure no Jutsu showHiding with Camouflage Technique (迷彩隠れの術, Meisaigakure no Jutsu)
Ninjutsu, A-rank, Supplementary
[picture of a camouflaged Taiseki standing behind Rin]
↑While one's shape is concealed, one can creep up on the enemy's back unnoticed!!
Fusing with the scenery - concealing one's breathing - erasing one's own shadow!!
This is a concealment technique that makes it appear as if one doesn't exist, as it were, by controlling the reflection of light from one's surroundings with chakra. For the common eye, it is impossible to perceive the user's location. Only unique eyes like the "Sharingan" or "Byakugan" have the ability to see through it.
[picture of Taiseki camouflaged]
←One can use any kind of terrain available.
Spoiler: Nikudan Hari Sensha showSpiked Human Bullet Tank (肉弾針戦車, Nikudan Hari Sensha)
Taijutsu, C-rank, Offensive, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
User: Akimichi Chouji
A ball of destruction, armed with blades, trampling down the battlefield!!
[picture of Chouji taking out threads with kunai]
[picture of Chouji wrapping these threads around his body]
↑←The kunai wrapped around the body allow for a firm grasp on the ground!!
With its effectiveness raised several times by using it together with weapons, this is an enhanced version of the Akimichi-clan's secret "Human Bullet Tank"! After wrapping ropes with kunai attached around one's body, "Multi-Size Technique" is used. From that state, one switches over to the "Human Bullet Tank"! Using the kunai as spikes, the rotation power increases. Because of this, the attack power also drastically goes up! Because of the destructive force in one hit, this technique is in the highest class among all taijutsu!!
↓By approaching in round form, the rotation power and destructive force go up and the enemy is simultaneously driven into a corner...! Now, it's time for the assault!!
[picture of Chouji rolling towards Jiroubou]
Shocking destructive power!!
↓With the power of speed, rotation, and the "Multi-Size Technique," Chouji's body becomes a miraculously dangerous human bullet weapon!!
[picture of Chouji breaking through Jiroubou's defences]
Spoiler: Ranshinshou showBody Pathway Derangement (乱身衝, Ranshinshou)
Ninjutsu, A-rank, Supplementary, Short range (0-5m)
Disturbing body control by severing the pathways of [brain←→body] information flow!!
[pictures of Kabuto discovery his loss of body control]
↑One's own body moves in any way, except how one wants it to move...!? For the common shinobi, battle, not to mention even just walking, will become impossible
An attack that severs the control threads with a flash of lightning
[picture of Tsunade hitting Kabuto with this technique]
↑As soon as strike of the hand lands, electricity is poured into the enemy's nervous system, severing the signals!!
By transforming the chakra within one's body and giving it the properties of electricity, one creates an electric field. By pouring this into the nervous system of one's opponent, one deranges their body control! An extremely high-level technique, used as a medical ninjutsu. The human body is controlled with electrical signals from the brain, but a person who had those electrical signals cut off with this technique will become unable to make their body move as they want. Because she's an expert in medical treatments, Tsunade was able to master this technique.
Spoiler: Shihou Happou Shuriken showShuriken from All Directions¹ (四方八方手裏剣, Shihou Happou Shuriken)
Ninjutsu, A-rank, Offensive, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
User: Uzumaki Naruto
With these here flowers, the enemy is stricken with confusion!!
From all directions - with no restraints
On the shinobi stage blows a storm of shuriken!!
Perfectly besieging the hated enemy from all directions with one's own "shadow," the Naruto Ninja Arts Book² is now unsealed! All at once, the "Shadow Clones³" throw, shoot, and release shuriken!! Avoiding all of the assailing rain of shuriken would prove difficult, even for the most agile of people... The enemy cannot help but focus their senses on the soaring shuriken. The next move is to drive one's hands into the blind spot that is inevitably created. At first glance, it seems to be a desperate move, but it's an intelligent attack with a hidden plot to drive the enemy into a predicament, giving a sense of Naruto's mastery over the Shadow Clone killing method.
[picture of dozens of Naruto's clones throwing dozens of shuriken at Gaara]
↑"Surprising the enemy and trifling with them," an abundance of ingenuity and unexpectedness!! This is the true meaning of the Naruto Ninja Arts Book², for sure!!
¹ The name literally translates to "four directions eight directions shuriken". "Four directions, eight directions" is an idiom meaning "from everywhere," "in all directions". The four directions are the cardinal directions: North, East, South, and West. The eight directions are these four and their halfway points: North-East, South-East, South-West, and North-West.
² Naruto Ninja Arts Book (ナルト忍法帖, Naruto Ninpouchou)
³ Shadow Clone Technique (影分身の術, Kage Bunshin no Jutsu)
Spoiler: Shiki Fuujin showCorpse Demon Consuming Seal (屍鬼封尽, Shiki Fuujin)
Fuuinjutsu, S-rank, Offensive, Close range (0-5m)
User: Sandaime Hokage
Giving up one's own life to the God of Death, one can seal the soul of one's sworn enemy forever!!
This ultimate Fuuinjutsu can, by sacrificing one's own life, seal the target's soul for all eternity. Once, the Yondaime Hokage used this jutsu to seal the Kyuubi no Youko, loosing his own life. Because of this technique so secret, even a shinobi like Orochimaru didn't know about, the late Sandaime is now entombed in eternal darkness, seemingly never to see the sunlight again...
For those who've seen this shape, no technique exists to allow them to escape the Realm of the Dead~~
[picture of the Death God appearing above the Sandaime Hokage and his two Shadow Clones]
↑Dressed in white clothing, the grotesque Death God appears...!! Only when a shinobi has invoked the technique, can this figure be seen.
↓On the arm of the Death God which holds the rosary surfaces a Cursed Seal. This arm penetrates the user's body, and pulls the target's soul out.
[picture of the Death God's arm]
[picture of the Death God's face]
↑The soul of the person possessed by the Death God, is eaten, and faces a Fate of eternal, continuous anguish.
Spoiler: Souzou Saisei showGenesis* Rebirth (創造再生, Souzou Saisei)
Ninjutsu, S-rank, Supplementary
The absolute pinnacle of medical ninjutsu~~ a "forbidden regeneration technique"!
Created by the greatest of medical ninja, Tsunade, this is the ultimate regeneration technique!! By releasing a large amount of chakra at once, the body's cell division is forcibly stimulated, reconstruction all organs and all tissues making up the human body!
If this technique is used, a body whose vital organs are so gravely injuried that it cannot bear it any longer will be instantly restored to its uninjured state. It's impossible to die by any means... for the sake of continuing to protect the lives of one's comrades. That's the resolution hidden in this technique.
[picture of Tsunade releasing her Yin Seal** and performing this technique]
↑By releasing the great volume of chakra stored in her forehead, Tsunade can make her body do the work of an untold number of years in an instant.
This wound may have brought her on the verge of death, but she won't die~~
[picture of the wound on Tsunade's shoulder healing]
↑↓The acceleration of cell division that allows for the complete recovery from wounds is paid for with the shortening of one's life span.
[picture of the wound on Tsunade's chest healing]
*Souzou means "creation". Especially a deity's creation of the world and everything in it. It isn't specifically the Christian Genesis, though. It can be applied to any religion. For example, the creation of Japan by the gods Izanagi and Izanami in Shinto is also called "souzou". I simply chose to use the word "Genesis" because I like the sound of it.
**Yin Seal (陰封印, In Fuuin). The diamond-shaped seal on Tsunade's forehead.
Spoiler: Suna Shigure showSand Drizzle (砂時雨, Suna Shigure)
Ninjutsu, No rank, Offensive, All ranges
Chakra-controlled shots of sand assault the enemy from every direction!!
After clotting together sand into countless small lumps, the enemy is assaulted from every direction!! Because all the sand lumps are controlled by chakra, it is possible to commence an attack without any blind spots. This is why this technique is often used as lure in battle. The true intent behind this technique, used by the sand-manipulating Gaara, is to attack from the ground. In order for this to work, the enemy is first made to face upwards with the "Sand Drizzle," simultaneously bringing their field of activities under the user's control. Then, a bold move is made from underfoot. This is Gaara's basic strategy!!
[picture of Gaara lurking behind his sand shield]
←↓A multitude of sand with the intent to kill... falling down like an Autumn shower!!
[picture of Kimimaro about to be hit by the Sand Drizzle]
A terrifying rain of sand!
Spoiler: Uzumaki Naruto Nisen Rendan showUzumaki Naruto Two Thousand Combo¹ (うずまきナルト二千連弾, Uzumaki Naruto Nisen Rendan)
Ninjutsu, A-rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
User: Uzumaki Naruto
Pouring down from every direction
A hailstorm of two thousand fists!!
Using "Multiple Shadow Clones²," Naruto releases a wild dance of punches!
To start with, the opponent is kicked high into the air, while yelling "U-ZU-MA-KI"...!
Then come the incessant certain hits of a thousand bodies x the left and right fists = two thousand punches...!!
Finally, it's finished with a simultaneous blow from both a left and right hand!!
[picture of several of Naruto's clones kicking Gaara up in the air]
→↓The initial movements are identical to those of the normal "Naruto Combo³," but the second half moves the combo into a different league entirely!
[picture of dozens of Naruto's clones jumping down on Gaara, hitting him]
An absolutely inescapable super joint attack!!
¹ Rendan (連弾) is the Japanese term for a piano combo. To people playing on one piano. The kanji of the word can be translated as "connected hits". "Combo" captures the meaning of both well enough.
² Multiple Shadow Clones Technique (多重影分身の術, Tajuu Kage Bunshin no Jutsu)
³ Uzumaki Naruto Combo (うずまきナルト連弾, Uzumaki Naruto Rendan)
Last edited by ShounenSuki; July 02, 2010 at 06:35 PM. Reason: Added Taiseki, Kakkou