Big Ball Rasengan

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Big Ball Rasengan [1]
Great Ball Rasengan
Kanji 大玉螺旋丸
Rōmaji Ōdama Rasengan
Literal English Big Ball Spiralling Sphere
English anime Giant Rasengan
English games Grand Rasengan
Alternative names Great Ball Rasengan
Manga Volume #29, Chapter #260
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #15
Movie Naruto Shippūden 3: Inheritors of the Will of Fire
Game Naruto Shippūden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3
OVA A Chūnin Exam of Flames! Naruto vs. Konohamaru!!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
Classification Ninjutsu
Rank A-rank
Class Offensive
Range Short-range
Other jutsu
Parent jutsu
Derived jutsu
Big Ball Spiralling Serial Zone Spheres


A ninjutsu with pre-eminent destructive power, caused by wildly spinning chakra inside one's palm and compressing it to a high density — the Rasengan. Using the same essentials, but also rapidly increasing the amount of chakra used, results in the Big Ball Rasengan. It was created by Naruto Uzumaki during his training with Jiraiya. At first, Naruto needed a shadow clone to form the Big Ball Rasengan and help him wield it. But as he got more skilled with it, Naruto can now wield the attack in one hand, but still needs a shadow clone to help him create it.[2] Compressed to an even higher density than before, the chakra is released all at once as soon as the technique hits the target, releasing an extraordinary destructive power. Proportional to this power, the amount of chakra it consumes is also extraordinary. With him possessing the near-inexhaustible supply of the Nine-Tails' chakra, it could be said that this technique is for no-one but Naruto.


  • The anime shows how Naruto created this technique. Naruto while training to break out of genjutsu, accidentally released his chakra and created a huge Rasengan. It was bigger than an average Big Ball Rasengan but smaller than the Sage Art: Big Ball Rasengan.[3]
  • Minato Namikaze's normal Rasengan is roughly the size of the Big Ball Rasengan.
  • When Konohamaru used this technique in the OVA, he was able to use it with one hand.


  1. Third Databook, page 228
  2. Naruto chapter 561, page 13
  3. Naruto: Shippūden episode 188

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