Dance of the Larch

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Dance of the Larch [1]
Kanji 唐松の舞
Rōmaji Karamatsu no Mai
Literal English Dance of the Larch
English anime Larch Dance
Alternative names Bone Guard[2]
Manga Volume #24, Chapter #212
Anime Naruto Episode #124
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Shikotsumyaku Symbol Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu, Taijutsu
Class Offensive, Defensive
Range Short-range

The third of Kimimaro's five dances. From the body, several bones pop out all at once. The stronger the opponent's physical attack, the more powerful the counter attack is, dealing severe damage. The sudden defence, combined with the needle-like bones high killing ability, makes way for a technique which has great potential for battle. The bones can be used to block or trap an opponent's taijutsu strikes. In addition to being an unwelcome surprise for opponents, it makes him basically untouchable at close range. If an opponent would start to get close to him, he would begin to spin rapidly slashing the foe in multiple areas.


  1. Second Databook, page 207
  2. Naruto Trading Card Game

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