|Eight Trigrams Sealing Style |
|Rōmaji||Hakke no Fūin Shiki|
|Literal English||Eight Trigrams Sealing Style|
|English anime||Eight Sign Seal|
|Alternative names||Eight Trigram Divination Seal Spell Formula|
|Manga||Volume #1, Chapter #1|
|Anime||Naruto Episode #1|
|Game||Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Game|
To perform the technique, the user must first summon a ceremonial throne and place the target on it. The seal was not automatically visible on Naruto's belly, but became perceptible whenever he drew Kurama's chakra.
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 "seal" (封), which covered the lock that kept the fox in. 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, and restored the seal to its original strength, but he could only do it once. Kushina also appeared and assisted Naruto when he later fought Kurama to control its chakra.
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 four-tailed form.
During Naruto's training to 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. However, after Kurama's chakra merged with Naruto, he was able to imprison the fox itself with a new, stronger seal that consisted of massive 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.
- ↑ First Databook, page 216
- ↑ Naruto Collectible Card Game
- ↑ Naruto chapter 504, page 7
- ↑ Naruto chapter 49, page 7
- ↑ Naruto chapter 95, pages 13-15
- ↑ Naruto chapter 496, page 11
- ↑ Naruto chapter 439, page 17
- ↑ Naruto chapter 440, page 15
- ↑ Naruto chapter 498, page 8
- ↑ Naruto chapter 490, page 12
- ↑ Naruto chapter 497, pages 2-3
- ↑ Naruto chapter 499, pages 13-15