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|literal english=One Thousand Birds
 
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|other names={{translation|Lightning Release: Chidori|雷遁・千鳥|Raiton: Chidori|lit meaning=Lightning Release: One Thousand Birds|engtv=Lightning Style: Chidori}}<ref name="NS417"> ''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 417</ref>
 
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|hand signs=Ox, Rabbit, Monkey<ref>''Naruto'' episode 134</ref> or Monkey, Dragon, Rat, Bird, Ox, Snake, Dog, Tiger, Monkey<ref>''Naruto'' episode 67</ref>
 
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The '''Chidori''' is [[Kakashi Hatake]]'s first original technique, though he more frequently uses an [[S-rank]]ed version known as the [[Lightning Cutter]]. He created it around the time he was promoted to [[jōnin]], and later taught it to [[Sasuke Uchiha]].
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The '''Chidori''' is a high concentration of [[lightning]] [[chakra]] around the user's hand.
   
== Description and Effect ==
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== Overview ==
[[File:Kakashi Chidori.png|thumb|left|Kakashi using Chidori.]]
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The Chidori was created by [[Kakashi Hatake]] after he failed to apply his [[lightning]]-[[nature]] to the [[Rasengan]].<ref>Chapter 321</ref> He intended for the Chidori to be a weapon used only to protect friends and loved ones.<ref>Chapter 177, page 8</ref> To perform, the user first gathers lightning to their hand; the high concentration of electricity produces a sound reminiscent of many birds chirping, hence the name.<ref name="c113">Chapter 113, page 15</ref> The lightning chakra has been shown on occasions to damage the user's hand, peeling the skin and causing it to smoulder slightly, but this does not appear to actually be debilitating.<ref>Chapter 146, pages 13, 17</ref> Once the chakra is gathered, users charge at their target and thrust the Chidori into them, piercing them and typically causing fatal damage. Despite the sound it makes, the rapid speed at which it's used makes it useful for assassinations.<ref name="c113"/>
This technique channels a large amount of [[lightning]] [[chakra]] to the user's hand. The amount of chakra is so great that it becomes visible. The high concentration of electricity produces a sound reminiscent of many birds chirping, hence the name.<ref name="c113">''Naruto'' chapter 113, page 15</ref> Once the technique is completed, the user charges forward and thrusts the Chidori into the target. This produces heavy amounts of damage that is usually fatal. This technique is classified as an assassination technique because of the speed at which it is performed, despite the loud noise it produces.<ref name="c113"/>
 
   
As shown against [[Killer B]], Chidori can also be used to simply give the opponent a large electrical shock without impaling them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 412, pages 13-14</ref>
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The speed at which the Chidori is performed, despite being one of its greatest assets, also represents one of its biggest drawbacks: users move at their target so fast that its causes a [[wikipedia:tunnel vision|tunnel vision]]-like effect for them. Because they charge in a straight line it is easy for opponents to attack them, and because of the tunnel vision it is difficult for the user to see these attacks, much less react to them. For this reason, most ninja cannot use the Chidori safely.<ref>Chapter 240, page 14</ref> If the user has a [[Sharingan]], however, these drawbacks are overcome: the Sharingan's heightened visual perception prevents the tunnel vision from occurring and its predictive capabilities make it easy for the user to avoid counterattacks.<ref>Chapter 244</ref> Kakashi's reaction time with the Chidori eventually became so good that he was able to split a bolt of lightning with it, earning his Chidori the name "[[Lightning Cutter]]".<ref>Chapter 114, page 3</ref>
   
== Drawbacks ==
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The Chidori requires a large amount to chakra to be performed, placing a limit on how many times it can be used per day. In Part I, Kakashi can use it four times per day<ref>Chapter 128, page 11</ref> and [[Sasuke Uchiha]] can use it twice per day under his own power.<ref>Chapter 128, page 9</ref> Both increase their limits to an unspecified number in Part II. During Part II, Sasuke demonstrates several variations of the Chidori that have been given [[shape transformation]], such as [[Chidori Senbon]] and [[Chidori Sharp Spear]], both of which allow him to attack at a longer range than the Chidori is capable of.
This technique has a major drawback, however. The speed at which the attack must be done, combined with the fact that the user must run in a straight line, causes a tunnel vision-like effect for the user. This allows the enemy to easily counter the attack, making it a potentially lethal move for the user. Though this drawback would seem to make learning the technique fairly pointless, Sasuke and Kakashi are able to avoid the drawback because of their [[Sharingan]], which takes in every detail, regardless of how fast the user is moving.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 128, page 10</ref>
 
   
As an additional drawback, the large amount of chakra required limits the number of times this technique can be performed per day. In Part I, Sasuke can only use it twice a day (under his own power)<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 128, page 9</ref> and Kakashi can use it four times,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 128, page 11</ref> though their limits have been shown to have increased to an unspecified level in Part II. Should the user attempt to go beyond their limit, all of their chakra will be drained and their very life force could go along with it.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 128, pages 11-12</ref>
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== Variants ==
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Sasuke has been shown using the Chidori with different chakra sources to grant his Chidori additional properties:
An additional problem, though not necessarily a debilitating one, is the fact that the large amount of chakra can also injure the user's hand if they put too much force into the attack. In Part I, Sasuke does this when confronting his brother [[Itachi]], causing some of the skin to peel from his hand and leaving it slightly smouldering after the attack was finished.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 146, pages 13, 17</ref>
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== Use and Improvement ==
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|[[File:Flapping Chidori HD.png|center|200x200px]]
Originally, when Kakashi invented the Chidori, he suffered the drawback of the technique being a straight-line attack, which prompted [[Minato Namikaze]] to tell him not to use it, as the risk is too dangerous, and the technique would be rendered useless as the targets could simply evade or easily counter it.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 240, page 14</ref> However, after acquiring the Sharingan from his friend, [[Obito Uchiha]], Kakashi has eliminated the drawback, as he can predict the opponents' movements and aim at them much easier, making it rather difficult for the enemy to evade the attack.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 244</ref> Sometime after mastering the Chidori, Kakashi improved it into a far more powerful version, the Lightning Cutter, which he uses more often than the Chidori itself.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 114, page 3</ref> The Lightning Cutter is powerful enough to drive a hole through the chest of a person struck by it, as seen when Haku protected Zabuza from Kakashi.
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|When drawing on the chakra of his [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]], Sasuke uses a {{translation|"Flapping Chidori"|羽撃く千鳥|Habataku Chidori|lit meaning=Flapping One Thousand Birds|engtv=Black Chidori}},<ref>Second Databook, page 51</ref> which is stronger, darker in color, and sounds like flapping wings rather than chirping birds.<ref>Chapter 232, pages 11-13</ref> Different video games have called it {{translation|"Wailing Chidori"|慟哭の千鳥|Dōkoku no Chidori|lit meaning=Wailing One Thousand Birds}} and {{translation|"Black Chidori"|黒い千鳥|Kuroi Chidori|lit meaning=Black One Thousand Birds}}.
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Kakashi taught Sasuke the Chidori as a means to persuade him not to use the [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]] as well as to forfeit his desires for revenge. He also emphasised that the Chidori was a blade to protect his friends. Unfortunately for Kakashi and the others, Sasuke has warped it into a blade to sever those bonds in his desire for power and vengeance. In Part II, Sasuke has mastered the principles of lightning manipulation and developed a number of other Lightning Release techniques, most of which are derived from the Chidori. Sasuke can also transmit his Chidori through weapons as he does with both his [[Sword of Kusanagi (Sasuke Uchiha)|sword]] and with his [[fūma shuriken]].
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|When imbued with the [[Six Paths Power]], Sasuke's Chidori can be used to damage the [[Ten-Tails]]' [[jinchūriki]], whose body is otherwise impervious to standard ninjutsu.<ref>Chapter 674</ref> In ''[[Ultimate Ninja Storm 4]]'', this is called {{translation|"Dark Chidori"|黒き千鳥|Kuroki Chidori|''Game translation:'' Onyx Chidori|lit meaning=Dark One Thousand Birds}}.
== Cursed Seal of Heaven's Influence ==
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[[File:Flapping Chidori HD.png|thumb|right|Sasuke preparing the Flapping Chidori.]]
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|[[File:Kagutsuchi Chidori.png|center|200x200px]]
Sasuke has shown that by forcing more chakra from the [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]], he can use an additional Chidori after reaching his daily limit. Due to the influence exhibited by the cursed seal, this additional Chidori is stronger than the standard version of it while essentially being the same technique, despite its new name of {{translation|'''Flapping Chidori'''|羽撃く千鳥|Habataku Chidori|lit meaning=Flapping One Thousand Birds|engtv=Black Chidori}}. This version of the Chidori gives off a black glow along with the sound of flapping wings in flight, instead of the standard blue glow and chirping noise.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 232, pages 11-13</ref> Sasuke has not used this technique since he lost his [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]] during his battle with Itachi. It is presumed that he cannot use the Flapping Chidori after losing the Cursed Seal, due to the lack of its influence on the regular Chidori. In the first ''Ultimate Ninja Storm'' games, it is referred to as "Chidori Lament".
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|Sasuke is briefly shown combining Chidori with his "[[blaze]]"-nature.<ref>Chapter 698, page 3</ref> When it is clashed with [[Naruto Uzumaki]]'s Rasengan, the resulting explosion destroys the statues at the [[Valley of the End]] and severs both of their dominant arms.<ref>Chapter 698, page 6</ref>
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* The name Chidori comes from a story about famous samurai {{translation|[[Wikipedia:Tachibana Dōsetsu|Tachibana Dōsetsu]]|立花道雪|Tachibana Dōsetsu}} (22 April 1513–2 November 1585). Tachibana was in possession of a famous sword called {{translation|Chidori|千鳥|lit meaning=A Thousand Birds}}. One day, while he was still a young man, he was taking shelter under a tree, as it was raining. Suddenly, a bolt of lightning struck him. However, Tachibana used his Chidori to cut the [[Wikipedia:Raijin|Thunder God]] inside the lightning bolt, allowing him to survive. After this incident, he renamed his Chidori to {{translation|Raikiri|雷切|lit meaning=Lightning Cutter}}.
 
* In the anime, Chidori looks like a white, sphere-shaped amount of electricity that emits small lights that surround the palm. In the manga, it has no form. It is just a coverage of electricity all over the hand. Later in the anime, the appearance of Sasuke's Chidori changes to resemble the one in the manga.
 
 
* {{Translation|"Chidori"|千鳥}} can also be translated to "[[Wikipedia:Plover|plover]]".
 
* {{Translation|"Chidori"|千鳥}} can also be translated to "[[Wikipedia:Plover|plover]]".
* In ''[[Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3]]'', if the player customises a few characters (such as Naruto), they will be able to use this technique.
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* The name Chidori comes from a story about famous samurai [[Wikipedia:Tachibana Dōsetsu|Tachibana Dōsetsu]]: Tachibana was in possession of a famous sword called {{translation|Chidori|千鳥|lit meaning=A Thousand Birds}}. One day, while he was still a young man, he was taking shelter under a tree, as it was raining. Suddenly, a bolt of lightning struck him. However, Tachibana used his Chidori to cut the [[Wikipedia:Raijin|Thunder God]] inside the lightning bolt, allowing him to survive. After this incident, he renamed his Chidori to {{translation|Raikiri|雷切|lit meaning=Lightning Cutter}}.
* In the Naruto Illustration Book, one image depicts Sasuke extending a Chidori from his hand to [[Chakra Flow|cover]] multiple thrown [[kunai]].
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* In the original ''Naruto'' anime, Chidori looks like a white, sphere-shaped amount of electricity that surrounds the palm. This is corrected in the ''Naruto: Shippūden'' anime, where the Chidori is depicted as it is in the manga: a formless coverage of electricity all over the hand.
* Kakashi noted that the Chidori was a blade that was to be used to protect ones friends. It was later revealed that he had actually used this technique to kill [[Rin Nohara]].
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*In [[You'll Be My Backup|''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 417]], Kakashi is shown shooting lightning bolts from a stationary position.
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* In ''[[Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3]]'', player can customise some characters to be able to use Chidori.
   
 
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Chidori [1]
Chidori
Name
Kanji 千鳥
Rōmaji Chidori
Literal English One Thousand Birds
Alternative names Lightning Release: Chidori (雷遁・千鳥, Raiton: Chidori, English TV: Lightning Style: Chidori, Literally meaning: Lightning Release: One Thousand Birds)[2]
Debut
Manga Volume #13, Chapter #113
Anime Naruto Episode #67
Novel Naruto Jinraiden: The Day the Wolf Howled
Movie Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja
OVA Finally a clash! Jōnin vs. Genin!! Indiscriminate Grand Melee Tournament Meeting!!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie
Data
Classification Ninjutsu
Nature
Rank A-rank
Class Offensive
Range Short-range
Hand seals Ox → Rabbit → Monkey[3] or Monkey → Dragon → Rat → Bird → Ox → Snake → Dog → Tiger → Monkey[4]
Derived jutsu
Chidori Current

Users

The Chidori is a high concentration of lightning chakra around the user's hand.

Overview Edit

The Chidori was created by Kakashi Hatake after he failed to apply his lightning-nature to the Rasengan.[5] He intended for the Chidori to be a weapon used only to protect friends and loved ones.[6] To perform, the user first gathers lightning to their hand; the high concentration of electricity produces a sound reminiscent of many birds chirping, hence the name.[7] The lightning chakra has been shown on occasions to damage the user's hand, peeling the skin and causing it to smoulder slightly, but this does not appear to actually be debilitating.[8] Once the chakra is gathered, users charge at their target and thrust the Chidori into them, piercing them and typically causing fatal damage. Despite the sound it makes, the rapid speed at which it's used makes it useful for assassinations.[7]

The speed at which the Chidori is performed, despite being one of its greatest assets, also represents one of its biggest drawbacks: users move at their target so fast that its causes a tunnel vision-like effect for them. Because they charge in a straight line it is easy for opponents to attack them, and because of the tunnel vision it is difficult for the user to see these attacks, much less react to them. For this reason, most ninja cannot use the Chidori safely.[9] If the user has a Sharingan, however, these drawbacks are overcome: the Sharingan's heightened visual perception prevents the tunnel vision from occurring and its predictive capabilities make it easy for the user to avoid counterattacks.[10] Kakashi's reaction time with the Chidori eventually became so good that he was able to split a bolt of lightning with it, earning his Chidori the name "Lightning Cutter".[11]

The Chidori requires a large amount to chakra to be performed, placing a limit on how many times it can be used per day. In Part I, Kakashi can use it four times per day[12] and Sasuke Uchiha can use it twice per day under his own power.[13] Both increase their limits to an unspecified number in Part II. During Part II, Sasuke demonstrates several variations of the Chidori that have been given shape transformation, such as Chidori Senbon and Chidori Sharp Spear, both of which allow him to attack at a longer range than the Chidori is capable of.

Variants Edit

Sasuke has been shown using the Chidori with different chakra sources to grant his Chidori additional properties:

Flapping Chidori HD
When drawing on the chakra of his Cursed Seal of Heaven, Sasuke uses a "Flapping Chidori" (羽撃く千鳥, Habataku Chidori, English TV: Black Chidori, Literally meaning: Flapping One Thousand Birds),[14] which is stronger, darker in color, and sounds like flapping wings rather than chirping birds.[15] Different video games have called it "Wailing Chidori" (慟哭の千鳥, Dōkoku no Chidori, Literally meaning: Wailing One Thousand Birds) and "Black Chidori" (黒い千鳥, Kuroi Chidori, Literally meaning: Black One Thousand Birds).
Six Paths Chidori
When imbued with the Six Paths Power, Sasuke's Chidori can be used to damage the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, whose body is otherwise impervious to standard ninjutsu.[16] In Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, this is called "Dark Chidori" (黒き千鳥, Kuroki Chidori, Literally meaning: Dark One Thousand Birds, Game translation: Onyx Chidori).
Kagutsuchi Chidori
Sasuke is briefly shown combining Chidori with his "blaze"-nature.[17] When it is clashed with Naruto Uzumaki's Rasengan, the resulting explosion destroys the statues at the Valley of the End and severs both of their dominant arms.[18]

Trivia Edit

  • "Chidori" (千鳥) can also be translated to "plover".
  • The name Chidori comes from a story about famous samurai Tachibana Dōsetsu: Tachibana was in possession of a famous sword called Chidori (千鳥, Literally meaning: A Thousand Birds). One day, while he was still a young man, he was taking shelter under a tree, as it was raining. Suddenly, a bolt of lightning struck him. However, Tachibana used his Chidori to cut the Thunder God inside the lightning bolt, allowing him to survive. After this incident, he renamed his Chidori to Raikiri (雷切, Literally meaning: Lightning Cutter).
  • In the original Naruto anime, Chidori looks like a white, sphere-shaped amount of electricity that surrounds the palm. This is corrected in the Naruto: Shippūden anime, where the Chidori is depicted as it is in the manga: a formless coverage of electricity all over the hand.
  • In Naruto: Shippūden episode 417, Kakashi is shown shooting lightning bolts from a stationary position.
  • In Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3, player can customise some characters to be able to use Chidori.

See Also Edit

References Edit

  1. First Databook, page 209
  2. Naruto: Shippūden episode 417
  3. Naruto episode 134
  4. Naruto episode 67
  5. Chapter 321
  6. Chapter 177, page 8
  7. 7.0 7.1 Chapter 113, page 15
  8. Chapter 146, pages 13, 17
  9. Chapter 240, page 14
  10. Chapter 244
  11. Chapter 114, page 3
  12. Chapter 128, page 11
  13. Chapter 128, page 9
  14. Second Databook, page 51
  15. Chapter 232, pages 11-13
  16. Chapter 674
  17. Chapter 698, page 3
  18. Chapter 698, page 6
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