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Shino's Insect Clone
Kanji 蟲分身の術
Rōmaji Mushi Bunshin no Jutsu
English anime Insect Clone
Manga Volume #14, Naruto Chapter #126
Anime Naruto Episode #74
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Aburame Symbol Hiden, Ninjutsu, Clone Techniques
Class Supplementary
Other jutsu
Parent jutsu
Derived jutsu

A secret technique exclusive to the Aburame clan, where thousands of kikaichū are gathered in one place to take on the appearance of the user or anyone else the user wishes. The technique is elaborate enough to be mistaken for the original, and therefore may be used as a decoy or as part of a diversionary tactic. Furthermore, since one can put the insects in standby somewhere beforehand and then have them assume the form of the clone, this technique is arguably even more effective than the Shadow Clone Technique, depending on the task. When struck, the clone falls apart into its component, bugs. It can be risky for the foe to go into close combat with an insect clone since the kikaichū can drain their chakra on contact. Also, because it's made of bugs, it can reform almost instantly.


  1. Tō no Sho, page 278