Explosive Tag
Kanji 起爆札
Rōmaji Kibaku Fuda
Literal English Explosive Tag
English anime Paper Bomb
Manga Volume #6, Naruto Chapter #46
Anime Naruto Episode #28
Novel Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky
Movie Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie
Related tools
Explosive Tag Ball, Exploding Sphere, Shibuki

Explosive Tags (起爆札, Kibaku Fuda) are scraps of paper inscribed with a special writing, centring around the kanji for "explode" (, baku). Infused with chakra, they will explode after a set amount of time, remotely, or after being ignited by flame.[1] The tags can be attached to a surface or wrapped around a weapon to be thrown at an enemy. They are very versatile and one of the basic ninja tools. Ninja can confuse their enemies by obtaining fake explosive tags.[2] They work even under heavy rain.[3]

When an explosive tag is detonated remotely, ninja tend to use the "Snake" hand seal. Similarly, when used remotely, explosive tags can be detonated in sequence, allowing them to be used to trap opponents.[4]

Utilised Techniques


  1. Naruto chapter 338, page 15
  2. Naruto chapter 332, page 17
  3. Naruto chapter 445, pages 13-14
  4. Naruto chapter 313, pages 3-4