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Genjutsu: Sharingan [1]
  • The technique being used…
  • …to knock targets out.
Name
Kanji 幻術・写輪眼
Rōmaji Genjutsu: Sharingan
Literal English Illusion Technique: Copy Wheel Eye
Debut
Manga Volume #2, Naruto Chapter #15
Anime Naruto Episode #9
Novel Naruto Jinraiden: The Day the Wolf Howled
Movie Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Movie
Data
Classification Sharingan Triple Kekkei Genkai, Genjutsu, Dōjutsu
Nature
Class Offensive, Supplementary
Range Short-range
Derived jutsu
Coercion Sharingan

Users

Genjutsu: Sharingan broadly refers to any genjutsu performed with the Sharingan. It has also been shown performed through the Sharingan's higher evolutions, the Mangekyō Sharingan and the Rinnegan.

By establishing eye contact with a target, the Sharingan user locks them within a genjutsu for one of various purposes: instantaneous, but temporary, unconsciousness in the target;[2][3] forceful extraction of any information the target possesses;[4][5] relay memories to the target;[6] remove genjutsu placed on the target by others;[7] controlling a target's actions.[8][9] Members of the Uchiha clan are particularly famous for using their Sharingan to control the Nine-Tails, such that Konoha quickly came to suspect an Uchiha's involvement in the Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha.[10] Sasuke Uchiha is noted to be able to use his Rinnegan to trap tailed beasts in a genjutsu with a mere glance.[11]

The illusions created by Genjutsu: Sharingan do not appear to have any trademark form, appearing wildly different between the same functions and even the same users. For example, Sasuke typically uses it to render targets unconscious, yet on the first occasion the target's body is pierced with large feathers,[12] on the second the target is grasped and overwhelmed by a shadowy figure,[13] and on the third the target experiences Sasuke personally stabbing them.[14]

Trivia

  • Sasuke and Itachi Uchiha have both been shown activating their Mangekyō Sharingan to cast genjutsu, when already having their regular Sharingan activated, implying that the technique is effected in some way by the evolved dōjutsu, or that it's a similar technique utilised only by the Mangekyō Sharingan.[15][16][17]
  • A shadowy version of Sasuke's humanoid Susanoo first appears in a genjutsu he creates,[13] only making a formal début several chapters later.
  • By making eye contact with a jinchūriki, Obito could use this technique to control the tailed beast sealed inside them, while its host remained unaffected.[18]
  • Despite genjustu working by altering the chakra flow of a target's cerebral nervous system, this technique effected Mecha-Naruto who doesn't have a brain.[19]
  • Madara is shown reverting his Rinnegan to his Mangekyō Sharingan to use this technique.[20][21] However, Sasuke's Rinnegan, having a secondary stage, was shown to be able to cast a more powerful version of this technique.

References

  1. Fourth Databook, page 318
  2. Naruto chapter 560, page 7
  3. Naruto chapter 456, page 8
  4. Naruto chapter 408, pages 3-5
  5. Naruto chapter 510, page 16
  6. Naruto chapter 590, page 6
  7. Naruto chapter 585, pages 12
  8. Naruto chapter 540, page 14
  9. Naruto chapter 588, page 3
  10. Naruto chapter 501, pages 7-8
  11. Naruto chapter 692
  12. Naruto chapter 413, pages 8-9
  13. 13.0 13.1 Naruto chapter 462, pages 5-7
  14. Naruto chapter 692, page 8
  15. Naruto chapter 413, pages 7–8
  16. Naruto: Shippūden episode 376
  17. Naruto: Shippūden episode 455
  18. Naruto chapter 501, pages 7–11
  19. Naruto: Shippūden episode 376
  20. Naruto chapter 588, page 8
  21. Naruto: Shippūden episode 339

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