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Cherry Blossom Shockwave
Name
Kanji 桜花衝
Rōmaji Ōkashō
Viz print media Herculean Earth Strike
English anime Cherry Blossom Clash
English games Chaaa! (しゃーんなろー!, Shannarō!), Mid-Spring Strike (春中打, Shunchūda, English: Killer Spring)
Alternative names Okasho: Sakura Strike
Debut
Manga Volume #28, Naruto Chapter #246
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #3
Novel Sakura Hiden: Thoughts of Love, Riding Upon a Spring Breeze
Movie Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Will of Fire
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 4
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie
Data
Classification Taijutsu
Rank C-rank
Class Offensive
Range Short-range
Other jutsu
Parent jutsu
Derived jutsu
Users

Although it may appear to be a simple case of superhuman strength, this is actually an application of the precise chakra control that is used in medical ninjutsu. The user gathers a dense concentration of chakra in their fist that they release on contact with a target. The resulting damage is enough to seriously damage living targets and will likely also do some collateral damage to the surroundings. Ground that is affected by this jutsu fractures and sends small, flower petal-size particles into the air, hence the name.[1]

Trivia

  • Tsunade does something similar using the tip of one of her fingers, creating a deep fissure in the earth when she strikes it.[2]
  • In the "Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm" series, Sakura uses an advanced version of this technique called "Full Bloom: Cherry Blossom Impact" (満開・桜花衝, Mankai: Ōkashō).

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sha no Sho, page 227
  2. Naruto chapter 159, pages 4-5