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|ref=<ref name="Third">Third Databook, pages 240-241</ref>
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|ref=<ref name="Third">Third Databook, pages 240-241</ref><ref name="Fourth">Fourth Databook, page 242</ref>
|image=Kamui1.PNG;Kakashi's use of the left eye's Kamui.
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|image=Space time migration.png
Space time migration.png;Obito's use of the right eye's Kamui.
 
 
|kanji=神威
 
|kanji=神威
 
|unnamed jutsu=No
 
|unnamed jutsu=No
 
|romaji=Kamui
 
|romaji=Kamui
 
|literal english=Authority of the Gods
 
|literal english=Authority of the Gods
|game names=Divine Threat
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|game names=Divine Threat, Transportation Ninjutsu
 
|other names={{translation|Space–Time Migration<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 510, page 2</ref>|時空間移動|Jikūkan Idō}}
 
|other names={{translation|Space–Time Migration<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 510, page 2</ref>|時空間移動|Jikūkan Idō}}
 
|jutsu classification=Kekkei Genkai~Mangekyō Sharingan, Ninjutsu, Dōjutsu, Space–Time Ninjutsu, Barrier Ninjutsu
 
|jutsu classification=Kekkei Genkai~Mangekyō Sharingan, Ninjutsu, Dōjutsu, Space–Time Ninjutsu, Barrier Ninjutsu
|jutsu class type=Offensive, Defensive, Supplementary
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|jutsu class type=Offensive, Defensive
 
|jutsu range=Short, Mid, Long
 
|jutsu range=Short, Mid, Long
|users=Kakashi Hatake, Obito Uchiha
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|users=Black Zetsu~manga, Madara Uchiha~manga, Kakashi Hatake, Obito Uchiha
 
|debut manga=276
 
|debut manga=276
 
|debut anime=29
 
|debut anime=29
 
|debut shippuden=Yes
 
|debut shippuden=Yes
 
|game debut=Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 5
 
|game debut=Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 5
|movie debut=Naruto Shippūden 3: Inheritors of the Will of Fire
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|movie debut=Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Will of Fire
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|ova debut=[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations#Anime Cutscenes|Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes]]
 
|jutsu media=Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
 
|jutsu media=Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
 
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'''Kamui''' is a powerful dōjutsu which originates from the [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] of [[Obito Uchiha]].
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'''Kamui''' is a powerful [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] [[dōjutsu]] that creates a unique and specialised form of [[space–time ninjutsu]]. It allows the user to achieve two very distinct, yet closely associated feats — ''teleportation'' and ''intangibility''.
   
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
Kamui allows the user to transfer anything to [[Other Dimension|another dimension]]. The databook entry noted that if one spends a lot of time and trains one's chakra over and over again, this technique can be invoked.<ref name="Third"/> However, Obito was able to use this technique the moment he awakened his Mangekyō Sharingan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 605, pages 6-7, 10</ref>
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[[File:Madara's world.png|thumb|left|The other dimension.]]
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Kamui allows the user to transfer anything to [[Kamui's Dimension|another dimension]]. Once a target is sent to this dimension, it is unable to escape.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 502, page 10</ref> This technique, when used through the right eye, is also able to make the user "intangible" by transporting portions of their body to the same pocket dimension.<ref name="ch597">''Naruto'' chapter 597, pages 7-8</ref> While both awakened their Mangekyō Sharingan,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 605, pages 6-7, 10</ref> Obito was able to instinctively make regular use of Kamui while Kakashi seemingly didn't become aware of it until some time after [[Sasuke Uchiha]] defected from [[Konohagakure]].
   
This technique is a unique and specialised form of [[space–time ninjutsu]] that allows the user to achieve two very distinct, yet closely associated feats – ''teleportation'' and "''intangibility''". [[Kakashi Hatake]] likens the characteristics of the technique to those of [[Minato Namikaze]]'s [[Flying Thunder God Technique]], but notes that it seems to be much more versatile since it requires neither seal nor a summoning tattoo to be performed.<ref name="ch395">''Naruto'' chapter 395, page 10</ref>
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Kakashi likens the characteristics of this technique to those of the [[Flying Thunder God Technique]], but notes that it seems to be much more versatile since it requires neither a seal nor a summoning tattoo to be performed.<ref name="ch395">''Naruto'' chapter 395, page 10</ref>
   
=== Left Eye ===
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== Teleportation ==
The left eye's version of this technique has long-range effects, warping objects to the other dimension; the latter of which is implied to be inescapable once there.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 502, page 10</ref>
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[[File:SpaceTimeMigration.png|thumb|Obito using Kamui to teleport.]]
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Each eye is able to transport targets by creating a swirling distortion that opens a void into another dimension. This technique's effect acts as an attractive force, both visibly drawing the target inwards and distorting their form until they disappear. A user of the right eye requires physical contact to absorb a target, while a user of the left can do so from a distance. Kamui also allows the user to teleport to virtually any location they desire by absorbing their own body into the swirling distortion. When using Kamui to teleport, whatever the user is touching will be warped along with them and their [[chakra]] becomes untraceable.<ref name="ch395" />
   
==== Teleporting Barrier ====
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[[File:Tobi using shuriken.png|thumb|left|Obito ejecting multiple shuriken from Kamui's dimension.]]
In Kakashi's usage, the target is enveloped with a barrier space and the user concentrates their mind to what they gaze at. The target can struggle helplessly, but against this technique no defence is possible. When the technique is invoked, the space at the centre of the barrier is distorted and the target inside the barrier is drawn in completely. The location and size of the barrier can be specified at will. It is a dreadful technique that, with skilled use and enough [[chakra]], can even pull an entire human being into another dimension.
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After storing a target within Kamui's dimension, the user can then eject it from their eye at any time. This can be done with varying degrees of force, as demonstrated by Obito, who ejected various weapons at a moment's notice, giving opponents little opportunity to react accordingly.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 598, pages 4-6, 9-12</ref> While in Kamui's dimension, the user can transport targets out of said dimension at any time, even without establishing physical contact.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 675, pages 1-2</ref> Despite not always being present, Obito could keep targets under [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|genjutsu]] while they were confined inside this technique's pocket dimension, thus keeping them incapacitated for extended durations.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 520, page 8</ref>
   
During the Fourth Shinobi World War, Kakashi learned there is a connection between his technique and Tobi's own space-time ninjutsu as the latter turned out to be his thought-to-be-dead comrade, [[Obito Uchiha]] and thus share access to the same alternate dimension through their respective techniques. After learning of the connection, Kakashi can teleport objects into the other dimension to hit whatever part of Obito exists there to counter his intangibility.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 596, pages 13-17</ref> Obito later confirms his technique to be Kamui as well, stating that he would show Kakashi its "true power".
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A user of Kamui can synchronise with other space–time techniques, allowing them access to other dimensions. After entering a new dimension through this method, the user is able to travel to and from said dimension, as well as any other connected dimensions, at will.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 685</ref>
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=== Left Eye ===
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[[File:Kamui.png|thumb|Kakashi using Kamui from a distance.]]
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The long-range version of Kamui, an ability belonging to Obito's left eye, is primarily based on line of sight and, as such, does not require physical contact to warp a target into the other dimension. By focusing to create a [[Barrier Ninjutsu|barrier space]] and concentrating on the target within, Kamui will distort space and the target will be drawn into the other dimension. The barrier can be expanded, as [[Deidara]] was forced to fly further away in an effort to escape its effects.<ref name="ch276">''Naruto'' chapter 276, pages 4-11</ref>
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=== Right Eye ===
 
=== Right Eye ===
The right eye's version of this technique uses it to teleport the user, or anything he touches to the said dimension; the latter of which is implied to be inescapable once there.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 502, page 10</ref> The right eye is also able to make the user "intangible" by transporting portions of his body to the same pocket dimension. <ref name="ch597">''Naruto'' chapter 597, pages 7-8</ref>
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[[File:Tobi Chains.png|thumb|left|Minato passing through Obito.]]
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The short-range version of Kamui, belonging to Obito's right eye, requires physical contact to warp a target. However, this eye has a unique variation of teleportation akin to intangibility. When activated, any part of the user's body that overlaps with a solid object is seamlessly warped to the other dimension, making it appear as though the user is phasing through them. This ability can dodge most attacks, and by overlapping their entire body into large objects, the user can completely conceal their presence while temporarily erasing all traces of their chakra. This ability can also be used to travel through the ground; a characteristic that Obito often exploited to ambush his opponents from below.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 475, pages 2-3</ref> The user also seemingly possesses the capability to extend this intangibility to whatever they are touching at the moment of activation,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, page 5</ref> as long as they are able to maintain some form of contact with at least a part of the desired item or person.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 595, page 15</ref> It also allows the user to bypass even the strongest [[Barrier Ninjutsu]], as Obito passed through the one meant to prevent anyone from entering the area where [[Kushina Uzumaki]] was giving birth.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 500, page 14</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 502, page 11</ref>
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==== Teleportation ====
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=== Both Eyes ===
[[File:Madara's world.png|thumb|The other dimension.]]
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In Obito's usage, by creating a swirling, spatial distortion centred upon his right eye, he is able to enter a dimensional void and teleport himself to another location instantaneously, exiting this void in a similar manner to how he entered.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 453, page 1</ref> During this process, Obito's chakra becomes untraceable until the teleportation is completed.<ref name="ch395"/> By his own admission, Obito can locate anyone and teleport to their current destination regardless of their whereabouts, evidenced by how he immediately found [[Taka]] as they were travelling to [[Konohagakure]], as well as [[Minato Namikaze]], who himself had teleported away from Obito.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 453, page 3</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 502, page 11</ref>
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DualKamui1.png|Obito simultaneously uses Kamui in both eyes…
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DualKamui2.png|…using his left eye's long-range Kamui to synchronise with another portal…
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DualKamui3.png|…then using his right eye's short-range Kamui to warp himself and his targets…
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DualKamui4.png|…and connecting both uses to transport himself and his targets to another dimension.
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Sasuke runs towards Obito & Sakura.png|Both types of Kamui synchronised and forming a portal to another dimension.
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When both eyes are used together on the same target, the teleportation process works twice as fast.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 666, pages 13-15</ref> Through both eyes, the user can create two distortions at the same time and connect them. This was demonstrated when Obito first used the long-range Kamui to synchronise with [[Yomotsu Hirasaka]], and then used the short-range Kamui to teleport himself, as well as those touching him, through the portal into [[Kaguya's Dimensions|another dimension]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 685, pages 3-4</ref>
   
[[File:Tobi using shuriken.PNG|thumb|left|Obito ejects multiple shuriken from a separate dimension.]]
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The user can not only create two distortions, but also create a portal in their line of sight that can connect two dimensions. Doing this, however, requires a tremendous amount of chakra and places significant strain on the user's eyes, causing both to bleed.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 685, pages 14-16</ref>
Similar to Kakashi's usage of the technique, Obito is also capable of teleporting other people or objects to a [[Other Dimension|separate dimension]], through the same swirling pattern, centred upon his right eye. However, instead of teleporting the targeted component, this technique's effect acts as an attractive force, both visibly drawing the target inwards and distorting their form until they disappear. After absorbing targets through this process, Obito is able to eject them at any time of his choosing, with varying degrees of force. In doing so, he is able to attack using weapons of gigantic proportions and/or quantities with relative ease and at a moment's notice, giving opponents little opportunity to react accordingly.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 598, pages 4-6, 9-12</ref>
 
   
Unlike in Kakashi's usage, this form of the technique requires Obito to make direct physical contact with the intended target, leaving him vulnerable as he cannot be intangible when doing so.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 502, page 14</ref> Despite not always being present, Obito can keep his targets under [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|genjutsu]] whilst they are confined inside this pocket dimension and thus, keep them incapacitated for extended durations.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 520, page 8</ref>
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Using both eyes on one's self allows the user to augment their other techniques, such as aiding in the usage of attacks through "[[Kamui Lightning Cutter|intangibility]]" or expanding the range and number of targets to teleport through [[Kamui Shuriken|projectiles]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 689</ref>
   
==== Intangibility ====
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== Drawbacks ==
[[File:Tobi's Space Time Ninjutsu.jpg|thumb|The working principle behind Obito's intangibility.]]
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Since this technique was shared by two different users of the same pair of eyes, both parties could use their own technique to counter the effectiveness of the other, thus making it useless to use against one another directly.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 487, page 4</ref> Obito could extend this negation to targets outside of his own body by concentrating on the warped space, as he negated Kakashi's attempt to decapitate the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 595, pages 12-13</ref> Similarly, Kakashi was able to escape Obito's attempts to trap him in the other dimension and influence attacks to hit the former should he attempt to phase through them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 608, page 3-8</ref>
Using this technique, Obito is also able to render himself intangible to allow other objects to pass harmlessly through his own body, which he employs primarily to avoid incurring injury from incoming attacks.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 380, pages 14-15</ref> In actuality, this is but another extension of [[space–time ninjutsu]], where by Obito instead teleports any part of his body that occupies the same space as another object to a [[Other Dimension|separate dimension]].<ref name="ch597"/> As the transported portions of his body are always obscured by the other objects, Obito appears completely whole to those observing him. By overlapping his entire body with a sufficiently large object, such as the ground, he can not only conceal himself from view, but also erase all traces of his [[chakra]]. Obito often exploits this characteristic to ambush his opponents from below.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 475, pages 2-3</ref>
 
   
Though he is unable to establish any physical contact while being intangible, Obito can still use [[Chakra Chains (Outer Path)|chakra chains]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 567, page 7</ref> He also seemingly possesses the capability to extend this intangibility to whatever he's touching at the moment of activation,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, page 6</ref> as long as he is able to maintain some form of contact with at least a part of the desired item or person.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 595, page 15</ref>
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The Mangekyō Sharingan is a dōjutsu that, with continuous usage, burdens the user with the loss of their eyesight. Since this is the source of Kamui, using it in rapid succession put Kakashi's body at risk as well. As his Sharingan was transplanted, usage of this technique posed an even greater risk to Kakashi. Similar to [[Amaterasu]], repeated use of the technique puts a great deal of strain on the user, which can cause the eye to bleed when overused.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 598, page 12</ref>
   
== Drawbacks ==
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Kakashi was originally only able to use this technique up to three times a day before being rendered immobile, and his aim and control over the size of the barrier were imperfect.<ref name="ch276"/> Over time his aim and control improved, as he was able to accurately warp away small and fast moving objects, such as a nail,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 424, page 17</ref> as well as consecutively warp away two [[Susanoo Bow|fast-moving arrows]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 484, page 6</ref> Later, he became able to use this technique several more times in a single day and attempted to transport a target as large as the Demonic Statue's head, though doing so required time to prepare the necessary amount of chakra.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 595, page 11</ref> After [[Chakra Transfer Technique|receiving chakra]] from [[Kurama]], Kakashi was able to use his long-range variant of Kamui to quickly transport a target as large as [[Gyūki]] to the other dimension and later eject the [[tailed beast]] from his eye,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 610, page 17</ref> as well as utilise the technique more times than he would usually be capable of. He estimated that the influence of Kurama's chakra, when given directly by Kurama, made his usage of Kamui at least three times more powerful than usual.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 617, pages 3-4</ref>
=== Left Eye ===
 
The Mangekyō Sharingan is a dōjutsu that, with continuous usage, burdens the user with the loss of their eyesight. Since this is the source of Kamui, using it in rapid succession puts Kakashi's body at risk as well. As his Sharingan was transplanted, usage of this technique poses an even greater risk to Kakashi. Similar to [[Amaterasu]], repeated use of the technique puts a great deal of strain on the user, causing their eyes to bleed if overused.
 
   
Kakashi is able to use this technique up to at least three times in a given day, even when starting at full strength. At first Kakashi's aim and control over the size of the barrier was imperfect. Over time his aim and control improved, as he was able to accurately warp away small and fast moving objects, such as a nail.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 424, page 17</ref> Kakashi is even able to consecutively warp away two [[Susanoo Bow|fast-moving arrows]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 484, page 6</ref> He also became able to use this technique several more times in a single day.
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[[File:Tobi being hit.png|thumb|left|The effects of Obito taking damage in the other dimension, seen from the outside world.]]
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The right eye's primary weakness is that both aspects of Kamui cannot be used concurrently, as the user must become and remain tangible in order to utilise Kamui's teleportation, providing a small opportunity in which they are unable to pass through objects and thus, are vulnerable to injury. This deficiency means that the user must also materialise when ejecting stored items, presenting the same vulnerability.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 598, page 9</ref> According to [[Konan]], Obito could only maintain his intangibility for approximately five consecutive minutes at a time, after which he was presumably rendered completely solid for a duration. In order to bypass this weakness and remain in Kamui's dimension for a longer duration, Obito had to "solidify" and absorb his entire body. She also revealed that the time it took him to absorb something was proportional to its mass, and that it took him longer to absorb himself than another person or object.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 510, pages 2-3</ref>. Also, to pass through objects Obito must "activate" the intangibility to Kamui, so any part of his body will overlap with objects and people, even parts that were meant to land an attack. To land a successful blow, he must "deactivate" the intangibility, leaving him vulnerable to attack as well.
   
=== Right Eye ===
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Additionally, due to the nature of this technique's intangibility, the sections of the user's body residing in Kamui's dimension can still interact normally with other objects contained within said dimension. As a result, the user can be damaged by such items, a characteristic that Kakashi exploited to injure Obito on multiple occasions during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 597, pages 4-12</ref> While controlling the [[Ten-Tails]], Obito was unable to extend his intangibility to the beast or his means of connecting to its head, and was separated from it as a result.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 617, pages 13-14</ref> After becoming the Ten-Tails' [[jinchūriki]], Obito noticed that he could no longer use Kamui's ability to let objects slip through him.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 643, page 5</ref> However, Madara was able to transport himself to and from Kamui's dimension as the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, establishing that some aspects of Kamui are still usable.<ref>''Naruto'', chapter 674, page 17</ref>
[[File:Tobi gets hit again.png|thumb|left|The effects of Obito taking damage in the other dimension, seen from the outside world.]]
 
In Obito's case, the primary weakness of this technique is that both aspects cannot be used concurrently, as he must become and remain tangible in order to transport himself or others, providing a small opportunity in which he is unable to pass through objects and thus, is vulnerable to injury. This deficiency means that he must also materialise when ejecting stored items as well, presenting the same vulnerability.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 598, page 9</ref> According to [[Konan]], Obito can only maintain his intangibility for approximately five consecutive minutes at a time, after which he is presumably rendered completely solid for a duration. She also reveals that the time it takes him to absorb something is proportional to its mass, and that it takes longer to absorb himself than another person or object.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 510, pages 2-3</ref>
 
   
Additionally, due to the nature of Obito's intangibility, the sections of his body residing in the [[other dimension]] can still interact normally with other objects that are also contained within this dimension, meaning they can be damaged by such items. As this technique originates from [[Obito Uchiha]]'s Sharingan, of which both Kakashi and Obito possess one of, the two share the same dimension when teleporting objects, a characteristic that Kakashi exploited to injure Obito on multiple occasions during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 597, pages 4-12</ref>
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As shown numerous times, using Kamui with both eyes to connect to dimensions other than this technique's own requires a huge amount of chakra and caused even Obito's, the original user's, eyes to bleed.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 685, pages 7-8, 11-17</ref>
 
Unlike Kakashi or any Mangekyō Sharingan users, Obito's extensively continuous usage of the Kamui technique does not seem to tire him at the very least, nor even cause his eyesight to deteriorate.
 
   
 
== Influence ==
 
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* When Kakashi attempted to use this technique on [[Tobi]], he told him not to bother trying as it would be useless.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 487, page 4</ref> This was later revealed to be due to the fact both men were using the same technique, thus sharing the same dimension, making the attack pointless.
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* Unlike other Mangekyō Sharingan users, Obito's continuous usage of Kamui does not seem to cause his eyesight to deteriorate.
* The Third Databook seems to hint that other Mangekyō Sharingan users can access the technique through sheer training of the eye, though this is unconfirmed.<ref name="Third"/>
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* In the [[Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie|sixth movie]] and several anime episodes, Obito is shown to be able to access Kamui without having his Mangekyō Sharingan activated.
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== See Also ==
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* [[Amenominaka]]
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* [[Yomotsu Hirasaka]]
   
 
== References ==
 
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[[ru:Камуи]]

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Kamui[1][2]

Space time migration
Name
Kanji 神威
Rōmaji Kamui
Literal English Authority of the Gods
Games Divine Threat, Transportation Ninjutsu
Other Space–Time Migration[3] (時空間移動, Jikūkan Idō)
Debut
Manga Chapter #276
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #29
Movie Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Will of Fire
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 5
OVA Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game and Movie
Data
Classification Mangekyō Sharingan Itachi Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu, Dōjutsu, Space–Time Ninjutsu, Barrier Ninjutsu
Class Offensive, Defensive
Range All ranges
Derived jutsu

Users

Kamui is a powerful Mangekyō Sharingan dōjutsu that creates a unique and specialised form of space–time ninjutsu. It allows the user to achieve two very distinct, yet closely associated feats — teleportation and intangibility.

Overview Edit

Madara's world

The other dimension.

Kamui allows the user to transfer anything to another dimension. Once a target is sent to this dimension, it is unable to escape.[4] This technique, when used through the right eye, is also able to make the user "intangible" by transporting portions of their body to the same pocket dimension.[5] While both awakened their Mangekyō Sharingan,[6] Obito was able to instinctively make regular use of Kamui while Kakashi seemingly didn't become aware of it until some time after Sasuke Uchiha defected from Konohagakure.

Kakashi likens the characteristics of this technique to those of the Flying Thunder God Technique, but notes that it seems to be much more versatile since it requires neither a seal nor a summoning tattoo to be performed.[7]

Teleportation Edit

SpaceTimeMigration

Obito using Kamui to teleport.

Each eye is able to transport targets by creating a swirling distortion that opens a void into another dimension. This technique's effect acts as an attractive force, both visibly drawing the target inwards and distorting their form until they disappear. A user of the right eye requires physical contact to absorb a target, while a user of the left can do so from a distance. Kamui also allows the user to teleport to virtually any location they desire by absorbing their own body into the swirling distortion. When using Kamui to teleport, whatever the user is touching will be warped along with them and their chakra becomes untraceable.[7]

Tobi using shuriken

Obito ejecting multiple shuriken from Kamui's dimension.

After storing a target within Kamui's dimension, the user can then eject it from their eye at any time. This can be done with varying degrees of force, as demonstrated by Obito, who ejected various weapons at a moment's notice, giving opponents little opportunity to react accordingly.[8] While in Kamui's dimension, the user can transport targets out of said dimension at any time, even without establishing physical contact.[9] Despite not always being present, Obito could keep targets under genjutsu while they were confined inside this technique's pocket dimension, thus keeping them incapacitated for extended durations.[10]

A user of Kamui can synchronise with other space–time techniques, allowing them access to other dimensions. After entering a new dimension through this method, the user is able to travel to and from said dimension, as well as any other connected dimensions, at will.[11]

Left Eye Edit

Kamui

Kakashi using Kamui from a distance.

The long-range version of Kamui, an ability belonging to Obito's left eye, is primarily based on line of sight and, as such, does not require physical contact to warp a target into the other dimension. By focusing to create a barrier space and concentrating on the target within, Kamui will distort space and the target will be drawn into the other dimension. The barrier can be expanded, as Deidara was forced to fly further away in an effort to escape its effects.[12]

Right Eye Edit

Tobi Chains

Minato passing through Obito.

The short-range version of Kamui, belonging to Obito's right eye, requires physical contact to warp a target. However, this eye has a unique variation of teleportation akin to intangibility. When activated, any part of the user's body that overlaps with a solid object is seamlessly warped to the other dimension, making it appear as though the user is phasing through them. This ability can dodge most attacks, and by overlapping their entire body into large objects, the user can completely conceal their presence while temporarily erasing all traces of their chakra. This ability can also be used to travel through the ground; a characteristic that Obito often exploited to ambush his opponents from below.[13] The user also seemingly possesses the capability to extend this intangibility to whatever they are touching at the moment of activation,[14] as long as they are able to maintain some form of contact with at least a part of the desired item or person.[15] It also allows the user to bypass even the strongest Barrier Ninjutsu, as Obito passed through the one meant to prevent anyone from entering the area where Kushina Uzumaki was giving birth.[16][17]

Both Eyes Edit

  • Obito simultaneously uses Kamui in both eyes…
  • …using his left eye's long-range Kamui to synchronise with another portal…
  • …then using his right eye's short-range Kamui to warp himself and his targets…
  • …and connecting both uses to transport himself and his targets to another dimension.
  • Both types of Kamui synchronised and forming a portal to another dimension.

When both eyes are used together on the same target, the teleportation process works twice as fast.[18] Through both eyes, the user can create two distortions at the same time and connect them. This was demonstrated when Obito first used the long-range Kamui to synchronise with Yomotsu Hirasaka, and then used the short-range Kamui to teleport himself, as well as those touching him, through the portal into another dimension.[19]

The user can not only create two distortions, but also create a portal in their line of sight that can connect two dimensions. Doing this, however, requires a tremendous amount of chakra and places significant strain on the user's eyes, causing both to bleed.[20]

Using both eyes on one's self allows the user to augment their other techniques, such as aiding in the usage of attacks through "intangibility" or expanding the range and number of targets to teleport through projectiles.[21]

Drawbacks Edit

Since this technique was shared by two different users of the same pair of eyes, both parties could use their own technique to counter the effectiveness of the other, thus making it useless to use against one another directly.[22] Obito could extend this negation to targets outside of his own body by concentrating on the warped space, as he negated Kakashi's attempt to decapitate the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path.[23] Similarly, Kakashi was able to escape Obito's attempts to trap him in the other dimension and influence attacks to hit the former should he attempt to phase through them.[24]

The Mangekyō Sharingan is a dōjutsu that, with continuous usage, burdens the user with the loss of their eyesight. Since this is the source of Kamui, using it in rapid succession put Kakashi's body at risk as well. As his Sharingan was transplanted, usage of this technique posed an even greater risk to Kakashi. Similar to Amaterasu, repeated use of the technique puts a great deal of strain on the user, which can cause the eye to bleed when overused.[25]

Kakashi was originally only able to use this technique up to three times a day before being rendered immobile, and his aim and control over the size of the barrier were imperfect.[12] Over time his aim and control improved, as he was able to accurately warp away small and fast moving objects, such as a nail,[26] as well as consecutively warp away two fast-moving arrows.[27] Later, he became able to use this technique several more times in a single day and attempted to transport a target as large as the Demonic Statue's head, though doing so required time to prepare the necessary amount of chakra.[28] After receiving chakra from Kurama, Kakashi was able to use his long-range variant of Kamui to quickly transport a target as large as Gyūki to the other dimension and later eject the tailed beast from his eye,[29] as well as utilise the technique more times than he would usually be capable of. He estimated that the influence of Kurama's chakra, when given directly by Kurama, made his usage of Kamui at least three times more powerful than usual.[30]

Tobi being hit

The effects of Obito taking damage in the other dimension, seen from the outside world.

The right eye's primary weakness is that both aspects of Kamui cannot be used concurrently, as the user must become and remain tangible in order to utilise Kamui's teleportation, providing a small opportunity in which they are unable to pass through objects and thus, are vulnerable to injury. This deficiency means that the user must also materialise when ejecting stored items, presenting the same vulnerability.[31] According to Konan, Obito could only maintain his intangibility for approximately five consecutive minutes at a time, after which he was presumably rendered completely solid for a duration. In order to bypass this weakness and remain in Kamui's dimension for a longer duration, Obito had to "solidify" and absorb his entire body. She also revealed that the time it took him to absorb something was proportional to its mass, and that it took him longer to absorb himself than another person or object.[32]. Also, to pass through objects Obito must "activate" the intangibility to Kamui, so any part of his body will overlap with objects and people, even parts that were meant to land an attack. To land a successful blow, he must "deactivate" the intangibility, leaving him vulnerable to attack as well.

Additionally, due to the nature of this technique's intangibility, the sections of the user's body residing in Kamui's dimension can still interact normally with other objects contained within said dimension. As a result, the user can be damaged by such items, a characteristic that Kakashi exploited to injure Obito on multiple occasions during the Fourth Shinobi World War.[33] While controlling the Ten-Tails, Obito was unable to extend his intangibility to the beast or his means of connecting to its head, and was separated from it as a result.[34] After becoming the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, Obito noticed that he could no longer use Kamui's ability to let objects slip through him.[35] However, Madara was able to transport himself to and from Kamui's dimension as the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, establishing that some aspects of Kamui are still usable.[36]

As shown numerous times, using Kamui with both eyes to connect to dimensions other than this technique's own requires a huge amount of chakra and caused even Obito's, the original user's, eyes to bleed.[37]

Influence Edit

Kamui is the word for a divine being in Ainu mythology, although it is almost never written with kanji in modern times. In a more general Japanese context, Kamui refers to the might and majesty of the gods, particularly the Shintō Kami.

Trivia Edit

  • Unlike other Mangekyō Sharingan users, Obito's continuous usage of Kamui does not seem to cause his eyesight to deteriorate.
  • In the sixth movie and several anime episodes, Obito is shown to be able to access Kamui without having his Mangekyō Sharingan activated.

See Also Edit

References Edit

  1. Third Databook, pages 240-241
  2. Fourth Databook, page 242
  3. Naruto chapter 510, page 2
  4. Naruto chapter 502, page 10
  5. Naruto chapter 597, pages 7-8
  6. Naruto chapter 605, pages 6-7, 10
  7. 7.0 7.1 Naruto chapter 395, page 10
  8. Naruto chapter 598, pages 4-6, 9-12
  9. Naruto chapter 675, pages 1-2
  10. Naruto chapter 520, page 8
  11. Naruto chapter 685
  12. 12.0 12.1 Naruto chapter 276, pages 4-11
  13. Naruto chapter 475, pages 2-3
  14. Naruto chapter 467, page 5
  15. Naruto chapter 595, page 15
  16. Naruto chapter 500, page 14
  17. Naruto chapter 502, page 11
  18. Naruto chapter 666, pages 13-15
  19. Naruto chapter 685, pages 3-4
  20. Naruto chapter 685, pages 14-16
  21. Naruto chapter 689
  22. Naruto chapter 487, page 4
  23. Naruto chapter 595, pages 12-13
  24. Naruto chapter 608, page 3-8
  25. Naruto chapter 598, page 12
  26. Naruto chapter 424, page 17
  27. Naruto chapter 484, page 6
  28. Naruto chapter 595, page 11
  29. Naruto chapter 610, page 17
  30. Naruto chapter 617, pages 3-4
  31. Naruto chapter 598, page 9
  32. Naruto chapter 510, pages 2-3
  33. Naruto chapter 597, pages 4-12
  34. Naruto chapter 617, pages 13-14
  35. Naruto chapter 643, page 5
  36. Naruto, chapter 674, page 17
  37. Naruto chapter 685, pages 7-8, 11-17
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