Fire Release: Exploding Flame Formation

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Fire Release: Exploding Flame Formation [1]
  • Several explosive tags approach the target...
  • wrap themselves around it to prevent it from evading the attack.
Kanji 火遁・起爆炎陣
Rōmaji Katon: Kibaku Enjin
Manga Volume #48, Naruto Chapter #447
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #128
Appears in Anime, Manga
Classification Ninjutsu, Bukijutsu
Class Offensive
Range Short to Mid range
Hand seals Tiger → Rat → Bird → Snake
Derived jutsu

The Fire Release: Exploding Flame Formation is an advanced kayakujutsu that combines fire with explosive tags.


After placing their hand on the ground, the user releases a large number of explosive tags that stream towards the target, before wrapping themselves around the victim from the feet upwards. Once in place around the target's legs, the tags detonate simultaneously, engulfing them in an enormous explosion and burning them with flames. On one occasion, despite Hanzō commending Nagato for having avoided this technique, the latter still suffered permanent damage to his legs that severely restricted his mobility, attesting to just how destructive the final explosion actually is.[2] Another indicator to the devastastion of the technique, is the large crater it leaves behind in solid rock after being used.[3]


  • In the anime, Hanzō uses this technique in his battle against the Sannin. In it, he uses a sequence of four hand seals. In Nagato's flashback, he just slams his palm on the ground.


  1. Fourth Databook, page 315
  2. Naruto chapter 447, page 6
  3. Naruto chapter 447, page 5

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