Dance of the Clematis: Vine

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Dance of the Clematis: Vine [1]
  • Kimimaro preparing the technique.
  • The technique being used as a whip.
Kanji 鉄線化の舞・蔓
Rōmaji Tessenka no Mai: Tsuru
English anime Clematis Dance: Vine
Manga Volume #24, Naruto Chapter #216
Anime Naruto Episode #127
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Shikotsumyaku Symbol Kekkei Genkai, Taijutsu
Class Offensive
Range Short-range
Derived jutsu

The first half of Kimimaro's fourth dance. With the Shikotsumyaku, Kimimaro can modify and pull out his own spinal column, and regrow a new spine to replace it. Between the bones in the gaps there is cartilage that allows flexibility, which makes it possible to bend it as if it were a whip. With average estimation skills along with the impossible range it stretches, dodging is difficult. The protrusions on the vertebrae are modified to make them stronger and sharper. He would follow up with Dance of the Clematis: Flower to pierce the immobilised opponent.


  1. Second Databook, page 256

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