Human Path

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editHuman Path [1]
  • Through one of Nagato's Paths.
  • Through Nagato.
Kanji 人間道
Rōmaji Ningendō
Viz print media Ningendo
Alternative names Human Realm
Manga Volume #45, Naruto Chapter #419
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #157
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Rinnegan Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu, Dōjutsu
Class Offensive, Supplementary
Range Short-range
Other jutsu
Parent jutsu
Derived jutsu

The Human Path (人間道, Ningendō) grants a Rinnegan user the ability to read the mind of any target by placing his hand on the target's head or chest and yanking the soul out of the body. Though it provides intel by getting well guarded secrets, the technique inevitably kills the target. In life, Nagato channelled the powers of the Human Path through the corpse of a Takigakure shinobi.

In battle, the Human Path is relatively worthless compared to the other Paths as Nagato was quick to sacrifice it to protect the Animal Path against his final battle in life against Naruto.


In Buddhism, the Human realm (also known as the "Manuṣya realm") is based on passion, desire, doubt, and pride. It is widely believed that the Human realm is the form of rebirth most likely to attain enlightenment, due to both the availability of information and teachers, and the ability to reason without falling victim to the obsessive aggression or carnal delights inherited by the higher planes.


  1. Fourth Databook, page 278

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