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The '''Eight Trigrams Sealing Style''', consisting of two [[Four Symbols Seal]]s, was used by [[Minato Namikaze]] to help [[Naruto Uzumaki]] access the [[chakra]] of [[Kurama]], the [[tailed beast]] sealed within him.
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The '''Eight Trigrams Sealing Style''' is a fūinjutsu devised by the [[Uzumaki clan]] and consists of two [[Four Symbols Seal]]s.
   
[[File:8 Trigrams Seal Altar.png|thumb|left|The sealing altar.]]
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== Usage ==
To perform the technique, the user must first summon a ceremonial throne and place the target on it.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 504, page 7</ref> The seal was not automatically visible on Naruto's belly, but became perceptible whenever he drew Kurama's chakra.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 49, page 7</ref>
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This technique was used by [[Minato Namikaze]] to help [[Naruto Uzumaki]] access the [[chakra]] of the [[Nine-Tails]] sealed within him. To perform the technique, the user must first summon a ceremonial throne and place the target on it.<ref>Chapter 504, page 7</ref> The seal was not automatically visible on Naruto's belly, but became perceptible whenever he drew on the fox's chakra.<ref>Chapter 49, page 7</ref>
   
[[File:Kurama's initial cage.png|thumb|left|Kurama within Naruto's subconscious.]]
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In the anime, this sealing technique is specifically done to force a tailed beast to aid its jinchūriki; by providing its chakra to the jinchūriki, the seal will gradually weaken, thus giving the beast a chance for its freedom. This is a potential risk to a jinchūriki as they only have so much time to become strong enough to subdue the tailed beast and obtain a [[Torii Seal|stronger seal]].<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 327</ref>
Whenever Naruto and Kurama conversed, it occurred within Naruto's subconscious, which was depicted as a basement of a boiler room or a sub-level of a power plant, with pipes running across the ceiling and the floor being flooded over with water. On the entrance gate of Kurama's cage, there was a parchment of paper that said {{translation|"seal"|封}}, which covered the lock that kept the fox in.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 95, pages 13-15</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 496, page 11</ref> Minato also sealed his and [[Kushina]]'s remaining chakra into Naruto with this seal. Minato appeared in Naruto's subconscious when Naruto transformed into his [[Naruto Uzumaki's Jinchūriki Forms#Partial Transformation|eight-tailed form]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 439, page 17</ref> and restored the seal to its original strength, but he could only do it once.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 440, page 15</ref> Kushina also appeared and assisted Naruto when he later fought Kurama to control its chakra.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 498, page 8</ref>
 
   
=== Key ===
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== Effects ==
Because the seal itself would naturally weaken over time, Minato created the key, on the abdomen of the scroll [[toad]] [[Gerotora]], that can either strengthen or completely remove the seal.
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Throughout most of the series, whenever Naruto and the Nine-Tails conversed, it occurred within Naruto's subconscious, which was depicted as a basement of an industrial plant, with pipes running along the ceiling and the floor — the latter of which was flooded by water. On the entrance gate of the Nine-Tails cage, there was a parchment of paper that said {{translation|"seal"|封}}, which covered the lock that kept the fox in.<ref>Chapter 95, pages 13-15</ref><ref>Chapter 496, page 11</ref> Minato also sealed his and [[Kushina]]'s remaining chakra into Naruto with this seal. Minato appeared in Naruto's subconscious when Naruto transformed into his [[Jinchūriki Forms#Partial Transformation|eight-tailed form]],<ref>Chapter 439, page 17</ref> and restored the seal to its original strength, but he could only do it once.<ref>Chapter 440, page 15</ref> Kushina also appeared and assisted Naruto when he later fought the Nine-Tails to [[Tailed Beast Control|control]] its chakra.<ref>Chapter 498, page 8</ref>
   
During Naruto's two-and-a-half year training with Jiraiya, Jiraiya once used the key to weaken the seal for just a short time, so he could have Naruto try to filter out Kurama's influence when he tapped into its chakra. Unfortunately, it instead unleashed the [[Naruto Uzumaki's Jinchūriki Forms#Version 2|four-tailed form]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 490, page 12</ref>
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The seal itself would later [[Torii Seal|evolve]] during Naruto and the Nine-Tails fight, capable of imprisoning the fox with ease after Naruto separated it from its chakra and merged with his own. The new seal's gate has the same lock as its previous one.<ref>Chapter 497, pages 2-3</ref><ref>Chapter 499, pages 13-15</ref>
   
[[File:Hakke Fuin key.png|thumb|Naruto preparing the key to the seal.]]
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== Key ==
During Naruto's training to [[Tailed Beast Control|control]] Kurama's power at the [[Falls of Truth]], the seal itself was destroyed when Kurama used its [[Tailed Beast Ball]] to try and blast Naruto after he used the key to open the seal's gate.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 497, pages 2-3</ref> However, after Kurama's chakra merged with Naruto, he was able to imprison the fox itself with a [[Torii Seal|new, stronger seal]] that consisted of massive [[Wikipedia:Torii|torii]], that Naruto could use optionally to restrain it. Kurama was generally free behind a gate resembling interlocking torii along with the same lock that was there with the previous gate.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 499, pages 13-15</ref>
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Because the seal itself would naturally weaken over time, Minato created a key before his death that can either strengthen or completely remove the seal. He left the key on the abdomen of the scroll [[toad]] [[Gerotora]] and sent it to [[Jiraiya]] for safekeeping, with an intention to give it to Naruto by the time he would need the Nine-Tails power to fight against [[Tobi]].<ref>Chapter 504, page 9</ref><ref>Chapter 370, pages 7-10</ref><ref>Chapter 489, page 14</ref>
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<gallery orientation="none" position="center" columns="3" widths="200" spacing="small" hideaddbutton=true>
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8 Trigrams Seal Altar.png|The sealing altar.
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Kurama's initial cage.png|Kurama within Naruto's subconscious.
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Hakke Fuin key.png|Naruto preparing the key to the seal.
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== Trivia ==
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* In the anime, Orochimaru suited [[Mecha-Naruto]] with the sealing technique in order to take Kurama from Naruto.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 376</ref>
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* According to [[Killer B]], this seal is higher in quality compared to the [[Iron Armour Seal]].<ref>Chapter 496, page 7</ref>
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Latest revision as of 19:30, May 24, 2015

Eight Trigrams Sealing Style [1]
Four Symbols Seal
Name
Kanji 八卦の封印式
Rōmaji Hakke no Fūin Shiki
Literal English Eight Trigrams Sealing Style
English TV Eight Sign Seal
Other Eight Trigram Divination Seal Spell Formula[2]
Debut
Manga Chapter #1
Anime Naruto Episode #1
Movie Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
Data
Classification Fūinjutsu
Class Supplementary
Range Short-range
Other jutsu
Parent jutsu
Derived jutsu
Torii Seal
Users

The Eight Trigrams Sealing Style is a fūinjutsu devised by the Uzumaki clan and consists of two Four Symbols Seals.

Usage Edit

This technique was used by Minato Namikaze to help Naruto Uzumaki access the chakra of the Nine-Tails sealed within him. To perform the technique, the user must first summon a ceremonial throne and place the target on it.[3] The seal was not automatically visible on Naruto's belly, but became perceptible whenever he drew on the fox's chakra.[4]

In the anime, this sealing technique is specifically done to force a tailed beast to aid its jinchūriki; by providing its chakra to the jinchūriki, the seal will gradually weaken, thus giving the beast a chance for its freedom. This is a potential risk to a jinchūriki as they only have so much time to become strong enough to subdue the tailed beast and obtain a stronger seal.[5]

Effects Edit

Throughout most of the series, whenever Naruto and the Nine-Tails conversed, it occurred within Naruto's subconscious, which was depicted as a basement of an industrial plant, with pipes running along the ceiling and the floor — the latter of which was flooded by water. On the entrance gate of the Nine-Tails cage, there was a parchment of paper that said "seal" (), which covered the lock that kept the fox in.[6][7] Minato also sealed his and Kushina's remaining chakra into Naruto with this seal. Minato appeared in Naruto's subconscious when Naruto transformed into his eight-tailed form,[8] and restored the seal to its original strength, but he could only do it once.[9] Kushina also appeared and assisted Naruto when he later fought the Nine-Tails to control its chakra.[10]

The seal itself would later evolve during Naruto and the Nine-Tails fight, capable of imprisoning the fox with ease after Naruto separated it from its chakra and merged with his own. The new seal's gate has the same lock as its previous one.[11][12]

Key Edit

Because the seal itself would naturally weaken over time, Minato created a key before his death that can either strengthen or completely remove the seal. He left the key on the abdomen of the scroll toad Gerotora and sent it to Jiraiya for safekeeping, with an intention to give it to Naruto by the time he would need the Nine-Tails power to fight against Tobi.[13][14][15]

Trivia Edit

References Edit

  1. First Databook, page 216
  2. Naruto Collectible Card Game
  3. Chapter 504, page 7
  4. Chapter 49, page 7
  5. Naruto: Shippūden episode 327
  6. Chapter 95, pages 13-15
  7. Chapter 496, page 11
  8. Chapter 439, page 17
  9. Chapter 440, page 15
  10. Chapter 498, page 8
  11. Chapter 497, pages 2-3
  12. Chapter 499, pages 13-15
  13. Chapter 504, page 9
  14. Chapter 370, pages 7-10
  15. Chapter 489, page 14
  16. Naruto: Shippūden episode 376
  17. Chapter 496, page 7

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