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Daytime Tiger

Name
Kanji 昼虎
Rōmaji Hirudora
Literal English Daytime Tiger
English TV Hirudora
Debut
Manga Chapter #506
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #250
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations
Appears in Anime, Manga and Game
Data
Classification Kinjutsu, Taijutsu
Class Offensive
Range All ranges
Hand seals Technique specific seals
Other jutsu
Parent jutsu
Users

Daytime Tiger, contrary to its appearance, is purely taijutsu in nature and is nothing more than an incredibly fast punch as Might Guy has noted.[1] After opening the seventh of the Eight Gates, the user places a palm facing forward in front of their face with one hand and then taps it with his other hand, formed into a fist, which creates a massive amount of air pressure. Next, the user forms a unique hand seal resembling a tiger, which launches the air pressure at the opponent in the shape of a tiger, by leaving a gigantic tiger-shaped impression into the initially built-up air pressure with the hand seal. The air pressure will condense as it's moving and be focused into a single point. The technique then explodes on command, releasing the built up air pressure in an instant. A massive concussive explosion is created which can be felt a significant distance away.[2] The attack is powerful enough to destroy Madara Uchiha's Susanoo in its incomplete state and keep him pinned for the duration of the blast.[3]

Trivia

  • Guy claims the Daytime Tiger is a one-hit kill technique. However, Kisame Hoshigaki was still able to survive the attack.
  • The unique hand seal used in this technique resembles the "Tō" (闘) seal, also known as the "seal of the outer lion" which is used in the practice of Kuji-in.
  • In chapter 608, Guy was seemingly able to perform this technique without opening any of the gates. It should be noted that the attack seemed significantly smaller than in his use against Kisame Hoshigaki. Doing so however greatly drains his chakra, suggesting that opening the gates allow the user to perform the Daytime Tiger without significant chakra loss.

References

  1. Naruto chapter 507, page 7
  2. Naruto chapter 507, pages 4-7
  3. Naruto chapter 609, 1-15
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