Earth Release: Earth Shore Return

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Earth Release: Earth Shore Return [1]
Kanji 土遁・土陸返し
Rōmaji Doton: Doroku Gaeshi
Literal English Earth Release: Earth Shore Return
English anime Earth Style: Terra Shield
Manga Volume #21, Chapter #189
Anime Naruto Episode #113
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Ninjutsu
Rank C-rank
Class Defensive
Range Short-range

After striking the ground with his hands, Jirōbō creates a large wall of earth in front of him. The defence is not perfect though, since a hard or drilling impact such as the Spiked Human Bullet Tank technique can puncture the wall. Also, since this technique only guards against frontal attacks, the enemy can easily attack from the side or even from above.


  • In the manga, when Jirōbō used the technique, he smashed the ground and forced it to form the wall via leverage. In the anime, the ground flipped upwards like a trapdoor.
  • After acquiring Jirōbō's DNA, Kabuto Yakushi gained the ability to use this technique through a doppelgänger of Jirōbō which emerges from the base of his navel snake; he used it to shift aside the earth that had been set ablaze by Amaterasu instead of defence.[2]


  1. Second Databook, page 260
  2. Naruto chapter 585, page 4

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