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Earth Release: Earth Spear[1]

Earth Spear
Name
Kanji 土遁・土矛
Rōmaji Doton: Domu
Literal English Earth Release: Earth Spear
English TV Earth Style: Iron Skin
Debut
Manga Chapter #314
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #73
Appears in Anime and Manga
Data
Classification Ninjutsu, Chakra Flow
Type
Rank B-rank
Class Supplementary
Hand seals Snake
Users

The user flows chakra through all parts of their body causing it to become noticeably darker, which increases their defensive power to its utmost limits by making the skin as hard as diamond. Furthermore, the destructive power of physical attacks is increased, making this a great all-purpose technique. The amount of techniques that can break through the areas hardened by the Earth Spear are close to zero, excluding its undeniable weak point: Lightning Release ninjutsu. Kakuzu used this technique through the use of his earth-element mask.

Kakuzu demonstrated the ability to use this to cover himself partially (i.e. his hand and lower arm, and the side of his head) without using handsigns, which gave him a significant tactical advantage against ambushes.

Trivia

  • Like the rest of Kakuzu's techniques, the name of this technique comes from the legendary mecha anime "Mobile Suit Gundam" (機動戦士ガンダム, Kidō Senshi Gandamu). The name Domu was taken from the MS-09 Dom (ドム, Domu). The name was given kanji to create the name of this technique.
  • This technique's attribute of darkening of skin colour as a result of hardening is similar to Hiruko's Steel Release technique.

References

  1. Third Databook, page 290

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