Feigning Sleep Technique
|Rōmaji||Tanuki Neiri no Jutsu|
|Literal English||Feigning Sleep Technique|
|English TV||Play Possum Jutsu|
|Games||Playing Possum Jutsu|
|Anime||Naruto Episode #78|
|Game||Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga and Game|
This ninjutsu forces the user to fall asleep. However, if the user suffers a strong direct blow, they subsequently will be awakened. Gaara has only used this technique when trying to unleash Shukaku from within him.
- This technique also translates to something akin to "Tanuki Sleep Technique", which is significant as Shukaku is a tanuki.
- In Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, Naruto uses a similar technique while in a pyjama costume, he falls asleep while his health bar is recovering.
- ↑ Second Databook, page 245