|This is the article on the jutsu. If you are looking for the article on the chapter named after this technique, head to Chibaku Tensei (chapter). For other uses, see Chibaku Tensei (disambiguation).|
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|Literal English||Heavenly Body Bursting from the Earth|
|Viz manga||Catastrophic Planetary Construction|
|English TV||Planetary Devastation|
|Games||Catastrophic Planetary Devastation|
|Manga||Volume #47, Chapter #439|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #167|
|Game||Naruto Shippūden: Shinobi Rumble|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Game|
|Classification||Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu, Dōjutsu|
|Class||Offensive, Defensive, Supplementary|
|Hand seals||Hands clapped together|
The user creates a dark black sphere of gravity that when thrown into the sky, attracts objects from all directions and pulls them into the sphere compressing them simultaneously. The surrounding earth, including forests and mountains, are collected into a single point, piling on top of one another until it creates a large sphere. A large crater is left where the earth has been collected from. The Deva Path had to be brought within close range of Nagato before it could use the technique, and performing it put a great deal of strain on Nagato. This strain eventually caused the technique to dispel, by which the large sphere, that was created by it, fell apart again. The technique can be countered by taking advantage of the strong gravitational pull, using powerful techniques to destroy the black sphere.
Nagato noted that his technique was inferior to that of the Sage of the Six Paths, but despite its admitted inferiority, it was still strong enough to both hold out against a Tailed Beast Ball and incapacitate Naruto in his six-tailed form. However, it failed to contain Naruto after he transformed into his eight-tailed form. Despite this, Nagato implied that he would have to make an even larger sphere to compensate for Naruto's transformation.
Chibaku Tensei appears in Naruto Shippūden: Shinobi Rumble as one of Pain's skills, renamed "Six Paths Technique" (六道の術, Rikudō no Jutsu). In this variant, Pain generates a moderately sized sphere of debris overhead, then thrusts his arms downward, sending it crashing into the ground like a meteor. An enhanced, "Full Throttle" version of the technique called "Six Paths Technique: Collapse" (六道の術・崩壊, Rikudō no Jutsu: Hōkai) can also be performed.
In Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, Pain uses the Chibaku Tensei to summon a whirlwind of boulders to protect himself against attacks from Naruto in his six-tailed transformation state. He can also launch the boulders individually as a form of attack.