Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi

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Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi [1]
  • Barrier of black flames.
  • Forming the black flames.
  • Flexible sword.
Kanji 炎遁・加具土命
Rōmaji Enton: Kagutsuchi
Literal English Blaze Release: Added Tool Earth Lord
English TV Inferno Style: Flame Control
Other Kagutsuchi (加具土命, Added Tool Earth Lord)
Manga Chapter #464
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #203
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Impact
Appears in Anime, Manga and Game
Classification Mangekyō Sharingan Itachi Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu, Dōjutsu
Class Offensive, Defensive
Range Short to Mid range
Other jutsu
Parent jutsu
Derived jutsu
Amaterasu: Flame Wrapping Fire


Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi is a technique which applies Shape Transformation to the black flames of Amaterasu, allowing the user to manipulate them at will. In Sasuke's case, while Amaterasu is cast from his left eye, he uses his right eye to manipulate the flames.[2] After entering its armoured form, Sasuke's Susanoo gained an orb of black flames, which serves as an alternate source of flames to manipulate with this technique.[3][4] This technique also allows the user to extinguish these flames.[5]


The user can shape the flames in different varieties, for both offence and defence.

  • While using the ribcage state of Susanoo, the user can create a defensive encampment by manipulating the flames to cover it.[6]
  • Converging the flames in front of the user, a barrier of spike-shaped flames can be created that not only shields him, but also pierces and burns any opponent that touches it.[7][8]
  • Among the weapons that can be manifested from the orb of black flames wielded by Susanoo are swords, magatama-shaped projectiles, and arrows that can be fired from its bow.[9]
  • The flames can be wielded in the user's own hand without being incinerated,[10] and can be manipulated into a flexible sword, as well as launch spike-shaped projectiles from the blade for a long-ranged attack.[11]
  • The black flames can be used simultaneously with the Chidori to enhance the latter's destructive power.[12]


Similar to other Mangekyō Sharingan abilities, Kagutsuchi's name is derived from Japanese myth and religion. Kagutsuchi is the God of Fire in Shinto and the one who brought death into the world by burning his mother Izanami to death as she gave birth to him. This made his father, Izanagi, kill him with the Totsuka sword.


  • Although the sword version utilised by Susanoo was initially identified as "Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi" in the manga, it was later named as part of a derivative technique called "Blaze Release: Susanoo Kagutsuchi". And in Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, it is named "Sword of Kagutsuchi" (加具土命の剣, Kagutsuchi no Tsurugi; Literally meaning "Added Tool Earth-Lord Sword").
  • In chapter 585, the furigana of this technique's name were written in hiragana, not in katakana, as they're usually written.


  1. Fourth Databook, page 236
  2. Chapter 464, page 7
  3. Chapter 574, page 10
  4. Chapter 585, page 7
  5. Chapter 415, pages 7-9
  6. Chapter 463, page 16
  7. Chapter 464, pages 1-2
  8. Chapter 682, page 15
  9. Chapter 634, pages 12-13
  10. Chapter 641, page 10
  11. Chapter 632, page 17
  12. Chapter 698, page 4

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