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Dark Swamp
Kanji 土遁・黄泉沼
Rōmaji Doton: Yomi Numa
English anime Earth Style: Dark Swamp
Manga Volume #19, Naruto Chapter #166
Anime Naruto Episode #94
Game Naruto: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! 3
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Ninjutsu
Rank A-rank
Class Offensive
Range All ranges
Hand seals Boar → Tiger
Derived jutsu

The user creates a swamp by changing the ground beneath a target into mud, which the target sinks into. The mud is infused with chakra to make it sticky, ensnaring the target and preventing escape. The size and depth of the swamp are determined by the user's skill and the amount of chakra used. It is most effective when used against multiple and/or particularly large targets.[1]

This technique is not restricted to usage on the ground, as it can also be used to capture enemies clinging to ceilings. They sink into it regardless.[2]

See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Tō no Sho, page 261
  2. Naruto chapter 378, page 16