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|literal english=Illuminating Heaven
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|literal english=Heavenly Illumination
 
|jutsu classification=Kekkei Genkai~Mangekyō Sharingan, Ninjutsu, Dōjutsu,
 
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|users=Itachi Uchiha, Sasuke Uchiha <!-- DO NOT ADD ANY OTHER SUSANOO USERS! -->
 
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'''Amaterasu''' is the highest level [[Fire Release]] technique,<ref>Third Databook, page 289</ref> and according to [[Zetsu]], the strongest ninjutsu of Itachi's eyes.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 389, page 1</ref> It is said to represent the {{translation|"Material World and Light"|物質界と光|Busshitsukai to Hikari}}, the antipode to [[Tsukuyomi]], a genjutsu of similar power and a fellow Mangekyō Sharingan [[dōjutsu]].
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'''Amaterasu''' is a [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] [[dōjutsu]], the highest level of [[Fire Release]].<ref>Third Databook, page 289</ref> Said to represent the {{translation|"Material World and Light"|物質界と光|Busshitsukai to Hikari}}, Amaterasu is the antipode to [[Tsukuyomi]].<ref name="d2" />
   
The jet-black flames of the Amaterasu, said to be the fires from hell that are as hot as the sun, ignite at the focus of the user's vision.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 390, page 3</ref> Though the flames have been stated to be unavoidable, Amaterasu has been avoided a few times; [[Sasuke Uchiha]] managed to dodge the flames when Itachi tried focusing on him, though Itachi did not actually want to kill him and managed to hit Sasuke shortly after regardless,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 390, pages 4-5</ref> and [[A]] using his [[Lightning Release Armour]] enhanced [[Body Flicker Technique]] avoided a short-range Amaterasu launched at him by Sasuke in an instant.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 463, page 12</ref>
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== Overview ==
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Amaterasu produces black flames at the focal point of the user's vision.<ref>Chapter 390, page 3</ref> In most situations, this makes Amaterasu impossible to avoid. However, if the target can move fast enough to prevent being focused on, Amaterasu will miss them when it's cast.<ref>Chapter 463, page 12</ref> Once created, it can continue burning for seven days and seven nights. The flames cannot be extinguished with water or any other normal methods;<ref>Chapter 391, page 5</ref> only the user can put the flames out.<ref>Chapter 415, pages 7-8</ref> Said to be "the fires from hell" and to burn as hot as the sun itself,<ref name="d2"/> Amaterasu burns basically any material — other flames included — until nothing but ash remains.<ref>Chapter 390, page 1</ref> However, the flames cannot burn through chakra or materials infused with chakra, as they failed to burn into Naruto's Version 1 chakra cloak,<ref>Chapter 697, pages 6-7</ref> or through Gaara's [[Shield of Sand|chakra-infused sand]].<ref>Chapter 464, page 12</ref>
   
The flames are capable of burning through mostly anything in their path, even smothering regular fire techniques with ease. Amaterasu is said to never stop burning; even when whatever is caught by the Amaterasu is completely reduced to ash or destroyed, it can still continue burning for seven days and seven nights. It cannot be extinguished with [[water]] or any other normal methods. The only thing that the flames have failed to burn into or through is Gaara's [[Shield of Sand|chakra-infused sand]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 464, page 12</ref> However, the flames burn fairly slowly, sometimes allowing anyone struck by Amaterasu an opportunity to remove whatever clothing or body parts have been caught ablaze. [[Nagato]] was able to deflect the flames from his body using [[Shinra Tensei]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 550, page 14</ref> Use of the technique also puts a great deal of strain on the user, usually causing their eyes to bleed.
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Amaterasu does not ordinarily require [[hand seal]]s to be performed, though [[Sasuke Uchiha]] once used the Tiger hand seal, which is common for fire techniques.<ref>Chapter 682, page 4</ref> This technique can also be [[Transcription Seal: Amaterasu|sealed]] within the Sharingan of another person.<ref>Chapter 397, pages 1-4</ref> Beyond mere offence, Amaterasu's flames can be used as a deterrent, with users surrounding themselves in its flames to discourage physical attacks.<ref>Chapter 463, page 15</ref> For more practised users, they can [[Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi|shape Amaterasu]] into more specialised configurations.
   
[[Itachi Uchiha]], who used it with his right Mangekyō Sharingan, is able to quell the flames to some extent. Prior to his death, Itachi [[Transcription Seal: Amaterasu|implanted]] some of the black flames into Sasuke's eye which activates upon seeing [[Tobi]]'s Sharingan. Sasuke, after gaining his own Mangekyō Sharingan, is later able to use Amaterasu on his own. Sasuke's Amaterasu originates from his left eye however, and [[C]] indicates he is more skilled with it than Itachi; he can put out the flames with greater ease and can even manipulate the flames themselves as part of the "[[Blaze]]" element.
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Use of this technique puts a great deal of strain on the user, usually causing their eyes to bleed. For all its lethal potential, Amaterasu burns fairly slowly, allowing targets to remove burning clothes before their body is caught ablaze or, if it's too late for that, remove the burning body part(s) before it spreads.<ref>Chapter 635, page 13</ref> Other defensive options are [[Shinra Tensei|pushing the flames away]],<ref>Chapter 550, page 14</ref> [[Preta Path|absorbing them]],<ref>Chapter 657, pages 2-3</ref> certain [[Kamui|space–time ninjutsu]],<ref>Chapter 397, pages 2-8</ref> or being the [[jinchūriki]] of the [[Ten-Tails]].<ref>Chapter 642, page 1-3</ref> While impractical as a defence, Amaterasu can also be [[Fire Sealing Method|sealed]].
   
 
== Influence ==
 
== Influence ==
As from the ancient Japanese myth and religion of Shintō, [[Wikipedia:Amaterasu|Amaterasu]], [[Wikipedia:Tsukuyomi|Tsukuyomi]], and [[Wikipedia:Susanoo|Susanoo]] are all gods. When [[Wikipedia:Izanagi|Izanagi]] washed his face after escaping the underworld his left eye became the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu.
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[[Wikipedia:Amaterasu|Amaterasu]], like [[Wikipedia:Tsukuyomi|Tsukuyomi]] and [[Wikipedia:Susanoo|Susanoo]], is a god in ancient Japanese myth and the Shintō religion. Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess, was born from the left eye of [[Wikipedia:Izanagi|Izanagi]] when he washed his face after escaping the underworld.
 
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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This is the article on the ninjutsu Amaterasu. If you are looking for the article on the Naruto: Shippūden episode, head to Amaterasu!.
Amaterasu [1]
Amaterasu2
Name
Kanji 天照
Rōmaji Amaterasu
Literal English Heavenly Illumination
Debut
Manga Chapter #148
Anime Naruto Episode #85
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2
OVA Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Data
Classification Mangekyō Sharingan Itachi Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu, Dōjutsu
Nature
Class Offensive
Range Short-range
Derived jutsu
Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi
Users

Amaterasu is a Mangekyō Sharingan dōjutsu, the highest level of Fire Release.[2] Said to represent the "Material World and Light" (物質界と光, Busshitsukai to Hikari), Amaterasu is the antipode to Tsukuyomi.[1]

Overview Edit

Amaterasu produces black flames at the focal point of the user's vision.[3] In most situations, this makes Amaterasu impossible to avoid. However, if the target can move fast enough to prevent being focused on, Amaterasu will miss them when it's cast.[4] Once created, it can continue burning for seven days and seven nights. The flames cannot be extinguished with water or any other normal methods;[5] only the user can put the flames out.[6] Said to be "the fires from hell" and to burn as hot as the sun itself,[1] Amaterasu burns basically any material — other flames included — until nothing but ash remains.[7] However, the flames cannot burn through chakra or materials infused with chakra, as they failed to burn into Naruto's Version 1 chakra cloak,[8] or through Gaara's chakra-infused sand.[9]

Amaterasu does not ordinarily require hand seals to be performed, though Sasuke Uchiha once used the Tiger hand seal, which is common for fire techniques.[10] This technique can also be sealed within the Sharingan of another person.[11] Beyond mere offence, Amaterasu's flames can be used as a deterrent, with users surrounding themselves in its flames to discourage physical attacks.[12] For more practised users, they can shape Amaterasu into more specialised configurations.

Use of this technique puts a great deal of strain on the user, usually causing their eyes to bleed. For all its lethal potential, Amaterasu burns fairly slowly, allowing targets to remove burning clothes before their body is caught ablaze or, if it's too late for that, remove the burning body part(s) before it spreads.[13] Other defensive options are pushing the flames away,[14] absorbing them,[15] certain space–time ninjutsu,[16] or being the jinchūriki of the Ten-Tails.[17] While impractical as a defence, Amaterasu can also be sealed.

Influence Edit

Amaterasu, like Tsukuyomi and Susanoo, is a god in ancient Japanese myth and the Shintō religion. Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess, was born from the left eye of Izanagi when he washed his face after escaping the underworld.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Second Databook, page 200
  2. Third Databook, page 289
  3. Chapter 390, page 3
  4. Chapter 463, page 12
  5. Chapter 391, page 5
  6. Chapter 415, pages 7-8
  7. Chapter 390, page 1
  8. Chapter 697, pages 6-7
  9. Chapter 464, page 12
  10. Chapter 682, page 4
  11. Chapter 397, pages 1-4
  12. Chapter 463, page 15
  13. Chapter 635, page 13
  14. Chapter 550, page 14
  15. Chapter 657, pages 2-3
  16. Chapter 397, pages 2-8
  17. Chapter 642, page 1-3
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