This is the article on the technique used by Killer B. For the game-only technique used by Gengetsu Hōzuki, head to Headbutt.
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Kanji 頭八刀
Rōmaji Heddo Batto
Literal English Cranial Eighth Sword
English anime Head Butt
Manga Volume #50, Naruto Chapter #470
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #206
Game Naruto Shippūden: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! Special
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Taijutsu
Class Offensive
Range Short-range
  • A (Game only)

After entering his four-tailed transformation, Killer B uses the two chakra horns that protrude out of his chakra cloak to headbutt the opponent. According to Sabu, this attack is strong enough to decapitate someone.


  • As with many of the techniques of Kumogakure ninja, this technique has an English name given kanji that somewhat match the pronunciation. Usually, the kanji would be pronounced as Atama Hattō.
  • Like Killer B's Lightning Release: Lariat, this technique is also called Killer B's eighth sword. Both techniques involve Killer B using the Eight-Tails' chakra to form horns.


  1. Fourth Databook, page 326