|Rōmaji||Hōen no Jin|
|Literal English||Circular Formation|
|English TV||Circular Formation|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #240|
|Appears in||Anime only|
This is a supplementary manoeuvre used by Kakashi's ninken which involves the hounds standing in a circle. They can also leave one dog in the middle to be the focus of the opponent's attack while allowing them to perform other techniques such as the Ninken Ninja Art: Dance of the Dust Cloud.