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The user breathes fire along a cord or any other type of long object, which rushes forward in a straight line catching the enemy on fire. A line of enemies can be used as the conductor as well.[2] The flames are meant to target, and assault the enemy's upper body.

While in the manga, the technique is shown to be just a small burst of flame running along a line of wire, the anime shows it to be even larger and more devastating, able to melt through a person's skin, and even rock.

Trivia

  • "Ryūka" (流下) can also be translated as "downward flow", which fits the nature of this technique.
  • In the anime and OVA, this technique has been used without a conductor, but the enemy was much closer in both cases.
  • In the second OVA, this technique begins like the anime version of this technique but the blaze splits into multiple smaller dragons of fire that strike the foe from multiple directions.
  • Jiraiya uses this technique in "The New Erotic Ninjutsu Completed!!", which was later adapted in Naruto: Shippūden.

See Also

References

  1. Rin no Sho, page 175
  2. Naruto episode 133