Fire Release

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Obito using fire technique

Obito Uchiha using a Fire Release technique.

Fire Release (火遁, Katon, English TV: Fire Style) is one of the basic elemental nature transformations. It is performed by moulding superheated chakra inside the stomach before releasing it via the lungs and mouth. There are also variants to this in the form of some mediums such as the use of gun powder, explosive tags and chakra flow into a weapon.[1][2][3]

Commonly affiliated with the Tiger hand seal, Fire Release consists of mid to long-ranged offensive techniques that cause combustive and explosive damage.[4] The chakra nature is common among shinobi of Konohagakure in the Land of Fire, notably with the Sarutobi clan and Uchiha clan, the latter having been noted to hold a natural affinity for it.[5] Amaterasu, a power only acquired through wielding the Mangekyō Sharingan, is stated to be the highest level of fire nature transformation.[6]

Relationship with other Natures


  • Fire Release parallels the real-life ninja art "katon-no-jutsu". One example of real-life katon-no-jutsu is Hitsuke: the practice of distracting guards by starting a fire away from the ninja's planned point of entry.

See Also


  1. Naruto chapter 323, page 15
  2. Naruto chapter 447, page 4
  3. Naruto chapter 527, page 3
  4. Naruto chapter 5, page 8
  5. Naruto chapter 223, page 9
  6. Third Databook, page 289
  7. Naruto chapter 391, pages 3-5
  8. Naruto chapter 336, page 12
  9. Naruto episode 69

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