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Eight Trigrams Palms Revolving Heaven
Name
Kanji 八卦掌回天
Rōmaji Hakkeshō Kaiten
English anime Eight Trigrams: Palm Rotation
English games Rotation
Alternative names Gentle Fist Art Secret: Revolving Heaven (柔拳法奥義・回天, Jūkenhō Ōgi: Kaiten)[2]
Debut
Manga Volume #12, Naruto Chapter #101
Anime Naruto Episode #61
Movie Naruto Shippūden the Movie
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja
OVA Naruto, the Genie, and the Three Wishes, Believe It!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
Data
Classification Byakugan Kekkei Genkai, Hyūga Symbol Hiden, Taijutsu
Class Defensive
Range Short-range
Other jutsu
Parent jutsu
Derived jutsu
Related jutsu
Gentle Fist Art One Blow Body
Users

A secret taijutsu that is orally handed down only within the main house of the Hyūga clan.

Overview

This technique utilises the chakra control gained through Gentle Fist training to release a huge amount of chakra from all the chakra points on the user's body. It is also a defensive manoeuvre to compensate for the Byakugan's blind spot as the released chakra blocks any possible attack on the user. After releasing chakra from every tenketsu in their body, the user then spins rapidly to parry the attack, both creating a rotating shield of chakra around themselves and tossing away any nearby attackers. The user can also actively control the size and power of the sphere to suit the situation. The technique is also capable of reflecting an opponent's chakra against them.

Drawbacks

This technique is only effective when rotating, since the chakra itself is not enough to stop a physical attack thus if they cannot spin, the user becomes vulnerable. The chakra rotation can be disrupted by chakra threads, which slows down the user, binding and tangling them in the webbing for example, and ultimately forcing them to stop.[3][4]

Trivia

  • "Kaiten" (回天, Literally meaning: "revolving heaven") is a term used to refer to turning the tides or fighting back up from a weak position. When written as "回転" (kaiten), it means "revolving" or "spinning". This technique in a way, combines both words into one.
  • Neji Hyūga learned this technique via observation and sheer talent, as he was a branch family member and it wouldn't have been taught to him. In the anime, Hizashi Hyūga also demonstrated the use of this technique.[5]
  • Tenten described this technique as the most powerful and perfect defence, surpassing even Gaara's sand.[6]
  • In the anime, this technique can block opponents' attacks without spinning. In the manga, it was not able to, but it was able to divert projectiles slightly.
  • In the anime, it is revealed that this technique can reach the speed of up to about 1200 km/h (745.6 mph), and if any opponent can outrun this speed in the direction of the rotation, it will breach the defence.[7]
  • In the anime, it is shown that this technique requires constant focus and precise control of one's chakra to execute the move properly. If not, the user will repel themselves out of the technique upon forming it.[8]
  • The Genjutsu World version of Hinata Hyūga is able to use this technique.[9]

See Also

References

  1. First Databook, page 216
  2. First Fanbook, page 29
  3. Naruto chapter 194, pages 18-19
  4. Naruto chapter 195, page 5
  5. Naruto: Shippūden episode 268
  6. Naruto chapter 101, page 8
  7. Naruto: Shippūden episode 377
  8. Naruto: Shippūden episode 380
  9. Naruto: Shippūden episode 428