This is the article on the technique. For other uses, see Eight Gates Released Formation (disambiguation).
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Guy's Eight Inner Gates
Kanji 八門遁甲の陣
Rōmaji Hachimon Tonkō no Jin
English anime Eight Inner Gates Formation
Manga Volume #69, Naruto Chapter #668
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #419
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Taijutsu, Kinjutsu
Rank A-rank
Class Supplementary
Other jutsu
Parent jutsu
Derived jutsu

The Eight Gates Released Formation is the state assumed by a user who has opened all Eight Gates.


To open all Eight Gates, the user must puncture themselves just above the heart. Opening the eighth gate (and all seven preceding it) will cause the user's blood to emanate a flaming aura of red steam from all pores of their body, hair, and eyebrows.

Entering this state uses up all of the body's energy while making the heart pump at maximum power, temporarily gaining powers a hundred times greater than their normal self, far beyond that of the five Kage. This is seen when Might Guy opens all eight gates and fights on par with, and gradually overwhelms Madara Uchiha — the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki at the time — causing Madara to compare his fight with Guy to his fight with Hashirama Senju at the Valley of the End.[2]


As with opening any of the other seven gates, opening the eighth will damage the user's body. Unlike the preceding seven, however, releasing all Eight Gates will lead the user to inevitably die because of the damage done to their body.

Under regular circumstances, the effects of opening the eighth gate will cause the user to crumble to ash and subsequently die, having virtually cooked themselves from the inside-out.



  1. Fourth Databook, page 280
  2. Naruto chapter 669, page 19
  3. The Last: Naruto the Movie