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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}}
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|other names={{translation|Space–Time Migration|時空間移動|Jikūkan Idō}}<ref>Chapter 510, page 2</ref>
 
|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, Kakashi Hatake, Madara Uchiha~manga, 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|Kamui's dimension.]]
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Kamui allows the user to transfer targets to and from [[Kamui's Dimension|another dimension]], from which they are unable to escape. Kakashi likened the characteristics of this technique to those of the [[Flying Thunder God Technique]], but noted that it seems to be more advanced, as it requires neither seals nor a summoning tattoo to be performed.<ref name="ch395">Chapter 395, page 10</ref> [[Minato Namikaze]] admitted that this technique exceeds both his and the [[Second Hokage]]'s space–time ninjutsu.<ref name="ch502">Chapter 502, page 11</ref>
   
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> The side of the eye using the technique determines the specific property of it.
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== Usage ==
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{{ImgRight|SpaceTimeMigration.png|Obito using Kamui to teleport.}}
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This technique forms a spiraling void centred on the eye used to activate it, which draws the target inwards and distorts their form until they are transported to another dimension. By absorbing their own body into this distortion, the user can teleport to virtually any location they desire. When using Kamui to teleport, anything the user is touching will be warped along with them,<ref>Chapter 509, pages 6-7</ref> and their [[chakra]] becomes untraceable.<ref name="ch395" /> With a single eye, this technique was fast enough to avoid an attack from [[Naruto Uzumaki]] in his [[Nine-Tails Chakra Mode]],<ref>Chapter 598, page 12</ref> though slower than the speed at which the [[Truth-Seeking Ball]]s travel.<ref>Chapter 666, pages 5-6</ref>
   
=== Left Eye ===
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[[File:Tobi using shuriken.png|thumb|left|Obito ejecting multiple shuriken from Kamui's dimension.]]
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 name="c502p10">''Naruto'' chapter 502, page 10</ref>
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After storing a target within Kamui's dimension, the user can then eject it from their eye at any time.<ref name="ch520">Chapter 520, page 8</ref> This can be done with varying degrees of force, allowing the user to eject weapons at a moment's notice, giving opponents little opportunity to react accordingly.<ref>Chapter 598, pages 4-6, 9-12</ref> Despite not always being present, Obito could keep targets under [[Genjutsu: Sharingan|genjutsu]] while they were confined inside Kamui's dimension, thus keeping them incapacitated for extended durations.<ref name="ch520" />
   
==== Teleporting Barrier ====
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Kamui can synchronise with another space–time ninjutsu, granting the user access to the synchronised technique's dimension, as well as any other connected dimensions.<ref name="ch683">Chapter 683, pages 14-15</ref> Once the dimension has been marked, the user can freely travel between it and Kamui's own dimension.<ref>Chapter 685, page 5, 9-12</ref>
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. Kakashi was also able to use Kamui on himself to move from the other dimension where Obito had warped him to, back to the real world.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 608, pages 3, 7</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 609, page 12</ref> Again, Kakashi managed to warp away [[Gyūki]]'s body to the other dimension and bring it back by himself.<ref>''Naruto'', chapter 610, page 17</ref>
 
   
During the Fourth Shinobi World War, Kakashi learned that 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>
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=== Left Eye ===
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[[File:Kamui.png|thumb|Kakashi using Kamui from a distance.]]
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Obito's left eye is able to utilise a long-range version of Kamui, which can transport targets anywhere in the user's line of sight. The target is surrounded with a [[Barrier Ninjutsu|barrier space]], the location and size of which can be specified at will, and when the user concentrates on the target within, the space at the barrier's centre distorts and draws everything within into another dimension.<ref name="Third" /> The size of the barrier can be expanded, as [[Deidara]] was forced to fly further away in an effort to escape its effects.<ref name="ch276">Chapter 276, pages 4-11</ref>
   
 
=== 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 name="c502p10"/> 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|Obito using Kamui on himself to pass through Minato.]]
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Obito's right eye uses a short-range version of Kamui, which can only transport targets in close proximity to the user; physical contact with the target is seemingly required.<ref>Chapter 684, page 1</ref> However, this eye can utilise a unique variation of teleportation akin to intangibility. When activated, any part of the user's body that overlaps with another object is seamlessly warped to Kamui's dimension, making it appear as though the user can phase through solid objects.<ref>Chapter 597, pages 7-8</ref> By overlapping their entire body, the user can completely conceal their presence and erase all traces of their chakra. This also allows the user to freely travel through the ground, enabling them to ambush opponents from below.<ref>Chapter 475, pages 2-3</ref> This intangibility can be extended to anything the user is touching at the moment of activation,<ref>Chapter 467, page 5</ref> so long as they are able to maintain physical contact with at least a portion of the desired object.<ref>Chapter 595, page 15</ref> This ability also allows the user to bypass even the strongest [[barrier ninjutsu]].<ref name="ch502" />
   
==== 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…
[[File:Tobi using shuriken.PNG|thumb|left|Obito ejects multiple shuriken from a separate dimension.]]
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DualKamui3.png|…then using his right eye's short-range Kamui to warp himself and his targets…
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>
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DualKamui4.png|…and connecting both uses to transport to another dimension.
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Sasuke runs towards Obito & Sakura.png|Kamui forming a portal to another dimension.
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]] while 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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When both eyes are used together on the same target, the teleportation process works twice as fast, even becoming faster than a Truth-Seeking Ball used as a projectile.<ref>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 left eye's Kamui to synchronise with [[Yomotsu Hirasaka]], then used the right eye's Kamui to teleport through the portal into [[Kaguya's Dimensions|another dimension]].<ref>Chapter 685, pages 3-4</ref> The user is also able to create portals in their line of sight to connect two dimensions.<ref name="ch685">Chapter 685, pages 7-8</ref> Using both eyes in conjunction with the [[Six Paths Chakra]] allows the user to augment their other techniques, transporting targets struck by [[Kamui Shuriken|said]] [[Kamui Lightning Cutter|techniques]] to Kamui's dimension.<ref>Chapter 689, pages 1-3</ref>
==== Intangibility ====
 
[[File:Tobi's Space Time Ninjutsu.jpg|thumb|The working principle behind Obito's intangibility.]]
 
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>
 
   
 
== Drawbacks ==
 
== Drawbacks ==
Since this technique is shared by two different users of the same pair of eyes, both parties can 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 can extend this negation to targets outside of his own body, as he negated Kakashi's attempt to decapitate the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]]'s head.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 595, pages 12-13</ref> Similarly, Kakashi was able to escape Obito's attempt to trap him in the other dimension.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 608, page 3-8</ref>
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As this technique is shared by two eyes, a user of one eye can counter a user of the other, making it useless to use Kamui against one another directly.<ref>Chapter 487, page 4</ref> The right eye can extend this negation to targets outside of the user's own body, as Obito negated Kakashi's attempt to decapitate the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]].<ref>Chapter 595, pages 12-13</ref> Even if they are succesfully transported to Kamui's dimension, a user of this technique can simply teleport back out, provided they have enough chakra to do so.<ref>Chapter 608, page 3-8</ref>
   
=== Left Eye ===
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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 eye was received through a transplant, the strain on Kakashi's body was even more severe than an [[Uchiha]] would suffer,<ref name="Third" /> and repeated use of Kamui was shown to cause his eye to bleed.<ref>Chapter 598, page 12</ref> Kakashi was originally only able to use this technique three times 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>Chapter 424, pages 16-17</ref> After further improving, he was capable of transporting a target as large as the Demonic Statue's head, though doing so required time to prepare the necessary chakra.<ref>Chapter 595, page 11</ref> After [[Chakra Transfer Technique|receiving chakra]] from [[Kurama]], Kakashi was able to quickly transport a target as large as [[Gyūki]] to the other dimension and later eject the [[tailed beast]] from his eye,<ref>Chapter 610, page 17</ref> as well as utilise Kamui 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>Chapter 617, pages 3-4</ref>
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.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 598, page 12</ref>
 
   
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 Kamui's dimension, seen from the outside world.]]
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The right eye's primary weakness is that the user must solidify in order to utilise Kamui's teleportation, resulting in a brief period in which they are vulnerable.<ref>Chapter 475, page 5</ref> This deficiency means that the user must also materialise when ejecting stored items, presenting the same vulnerability.<ref>Chapter 598, page 9</ref> Additionally, the sections of the user's body residing in Kamui's dimension can still interact normally with anything inside said dimension, meaning the user can be damaged by such items.<ref>Chapter 597, pages 4-11</ref> Obito could only maintain his intangibility for approximately five minutes at a time, and it took him longer to absorb himself than another person or object.<ref>Chapter 510, pages 2-3</ref> After becoming the [[Ten-Tails]]' [[jinchūriki]], Obito discovered that he could no longer use Kamui to pass through objects.<ref>Chapter 643, page 5</ref> Madara was able to transport himself to and from Kamui's dimension as the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki using Obito's left eye, establishing that some aspects of the technique still function.<ref>Chapter 674, page 17</ref>
   
=== Right Eye ===
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Using Kamui to synchronise with another space–time ninjutsu requires an immense amount of chakra.<ref name="ch683" /> Additionally, creating portals between separate dimensions, particularly those that are far apart, places a significant amount of strain on the user's eyes, causing them to bleed.<ref name="ch685" />
[[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>
 
 
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 ==
 
== Influence ==
[[Wikipedia:Kamui|Kamui]] is the word for a divine being in [[Wikipedia:Ainu|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 [[Wikipedia:Kami|Kami]].
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[[Wikipedia:Kamui|Kamui]] is the word for a divine being in [[Wikipedia:Ainu|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 [[Wikipedia:Shinto|Shintō]] [[Wikipedia:Kami|Kami]].
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* 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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* Unlike other Mangekyō Sharingan users, Obito's continuous usage of Kamui does not seem to cause his eyesight to deteriorate.
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* In ''[[Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie]]'', ''[[The Creation of the Akatsuki]]'', and several anime episodes, Obito is depicted using Kamui without activating his Mangekyō Sharingan.
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* There are instances in the anime where Obito transports targets to Kamui's dimension without establishing physical contact with them.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 205</ref><ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 208</ref> Similarly, in the manga, he seemingly transports [[Sakura Haruno]] out of Kamui's dimension without touching her.<ref>Chapter 675, pages 1-2</ref>
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* With his Sharingan, [[Shin Uchiha]] can make use of a [[Shin Uchiha's Space–Time Dōjutsu|Space–Time Ninjutsu]] that, in function, is virtually similar to this technique.<ref>Chapter 700+5, pages 15</ref>
   
 
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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 (時空間移動, Jikūkan Idō)[3]
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, Movie
Data
Classification Mangekyō Sharingan Itachi Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu, Dōjutsu, Space–Time Ninjutsu, Barrier Ninjutsu
Class Offensive, Defensive
Range All ranges
Derived jutsu
Kamui Lightning Cutter

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&#039;s world

Kamui's dimension.

Kamui allows the user to transfer targets to and from another dimension, from which they are unable to escape. Kakashi likened the characteristics of this technique to those of the Flying Thunder God Technique, but noted that it seems to be more advanced, as it requires neither seals nor a summoning tattoo to be performed.[4] Minato Namikaze admitted that this technique exceeds both his and the Second Hokage's space–time ninjutsu.[5]

Usage Edit

SpaceTimeMigration

Obito using Kamui to teleport.

This technique forms a spiraling void centred on the eye used to activate it, which draws the target inwards and distorts their form until they are transported to another dimension. By absorbing their own body into this distortion, the user can teleport to virtually any location they desire. When using Kamui to teleport, anything the user is touching will be warped along with them,[6] and their chakra becomes untraceable.[4] With a single eye, this technique was fast enough to avoid an attack from Naruto Uzumaki in his Nine-Tails Chakra Mode,[7] though slower than the speed at which the Truth-Seeking Balls travel.[8]

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.[9] This can be done with varying degrees of force, allowing the user to eject weapons at a moment's notice, giving opponents little opportunity to react accordingly.[10] Despite not always being present, Obito could keep targets under genjutsu while they were confined inside Kamui's dimension, thus keeping them incapacitated for extended durations.[9]

Kamui can synchronise with another space–time ninjutsu, granting the user access to the synchronised technique's dimension, as well as any other connected dimensions.[11] Once the dimension has been marked, the user can freely travel between it and Kamui's own dimension.[12]

Left Eye Edit

Kamui

Kakashi using Kamui from a distance.

Obito's left eye is able to utilise a long-range version of Kamui, which can transport targets anywhere in the user's line of sight. The target is surrounded with a barrier space, the location and size of which can be specified at will, and when the user concentrates on the target within, the space at the barrier's centre distorts and draws everything within into another dimension.[1] The size of the barrier can be expanded, as Deidara was forced to fly further away in an effort to escape its effects.[13]

Right Eye Edit

Tobi Chains

Obito using Kamui on himself to pass through Minato.

Obito's right eye uses a short-range version of Kamui, which can only transport targets in close proximity to the user; physical contact with the target is seemingly required.[14] However, this eye can utilise a unique variation of teleportation akin to intangibility. When activated, any part of the user's body that overlaps with another object is seamlessly warped to Kamui's dimension, making it appear as though the user can phase through solid objects.[15] By overlapping their entire body, the user can completely conceal their presence and erase all traces of their chakra. This also allows the user to freely travel through the ground, enabling them to ambush opponents from below.[16] This intangibility can be extended to anything the user is touching at the moment of activation,[17] so long as they are able to maintain physical contact with at least a portion of the desired object.[18] This ability also allows the user to bypass even the strongest barrier ninjutsu.[5]

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 to another dimension.
  • Kamui forming a portal to another dimension.

When both eyes are used together on the same target, the teleportation process works twice as fast, even becoming faster than a Truth-Seeking Ball used as a projectile.[19] Through both eyes, the user can create two distortions at the same time and connect them. This was demonstrated when Obito first used the left eye's Kamui to synchronise with Yomotsu Hirasaka, then used the right eye's Kamui to teleport through the portal into another dimension.[20] The user is also able to create portals in their line of sight to connect two dimensions.[21] Using both eyes in conjunction with the Six Paths Chakra allows the user to augment their other techniques, transporting targets struck by said techniques to Kamui's dimension.[22]

Drawbacks Edit

As this technique is shared by two eyes, a user of one eye can counter a user of the other, making it useless to use Kamui against one another directly.[23] The right eye can extend this negation to targets outside of the user's own body, as Obito negated Kakashi's attempt to decapitate the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path.[24] Even if they are succesfully transported to Kamui's dimension, a user of this technique can simply teleport back out, provided they have enough chakra to do so.[25]

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 eye was received through a transplant, the strain on Kakashi's body was even more severe than an Uchiha would suffer,[1] and repeated use of Kamui was shown to cause his eye to bleed.[26] Kakashi was originally only able to use this technique three times before being rendered immobile, and his aim and control over the size of the barrier were imperfect.[13] Over time his aim and control improved, as he was able to accurately warp away small and fast moving objects, such as a nail.[27] After further improving, he was capable of transporting a target as large as the Demonic Statue's head, though doing so required time to prepare the necessary chakra.[28] After receiving chakra from Kurama, Kakashi was able 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 Kamui 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 Kamui's dimension, seen from the outside world.

The right eye's primary weakness is that the user must solidify in order to utilise Kamui's teleportation, resulting in a brief period in which they are vulnerable.[31] This deficiency means that the user must also materialise when ejecting stored items, presenting the same vulnerability.[32] Additionally, the sections of the user's body residing in Kamui's dimension can still interact normally with anything inside said dimension, meaning the user can be damaged by such items.[33] Obito could only maintain his intangibility for approximately five minutes at a time, and it took him longer to absorb himself than another person or object.[34] After becoming the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, Obito discovered that he could no longer use Kamui to pass through objects.[35] Madara was able to transport himself to and from Kamui's dimension as the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki using Obito's left eye, establishing that some aspects of the technique still function.[36]

Using Kamui to synchronise with another space–time ninjutsu requires an immense amount of chakra.[11] Additionally, creating portals between separate dimensions, particularly those that are far apart, places a significant amount of strain on the user's eyes, causing them to bleed.[21]

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 Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie, The Creation of the Akatsuki, and several anime episodes, Obito is depicted using Kamui without activating his Mangekyō Sharingan.
  • There are instances in the anime where Obito transports targets to Kamui's dimension without establishing physical contact with them.[37][38] Similarly, in the manga, he seemingly transports Sakura Haruno out of Kamui's dimension without touching her.[39]
  • With his Sharingan, Shin Uchiha can make use of a Space–Time Ninjutsu that, in function, is virtually similar to this technique.[40]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Third Databook, pages 240-241
  2. Fourth Databook, page 242
  3. Chapter 510, page 2
  4. 4.0 4.1 Chapter 395, page 10
  5. 5.0 5.1 Chapter 502, page 11
  6. Chapter 509, pages 6-7
  7. Chapter 598, page 12
  8. Chapter 666, pages 5-6
  9. 9.0 9.1 Chapter 520, page 8
  10. Chapter 598, pages 4-6, 9-12
  11. 11.0 11.1 Chapter 683, pages 14-15
  12. Chapter 685, page 5, 9-12
  13. 13.0 13.1 Chapter 276, pages 4-11
  14. Chapter 684, page 1
  15. Chapter 597, pages 7-8
  16. Chapter 475, pages 2-3
  17. Chapter 467, page 5
  18. Chapter 595, page 15
  19. Chapter 666, pages 13-15
  20. Chapter 685, pages 3-4
  21. 21.0 21.1 Chapter 685, pages 7-8
  22. Chapter 689, pages 1-3
  23. Chapter 487, page 4
  24. Chapter 595, pages 12-13
  25. Chapter 608, page 3-8
  26. Chapter 598, page 12
  27. Chapter 424, pages 16-17
  28. Chapter 595, page 11
  29. Chapter 610, page 17
  30. Chapter 617, pages 3-4
  31. Chapter 475, page 5
  32. Chapter 598, page 9
  33. Chapter 597, pages 4-11
  34. Chapter 510, pages 2-3
  35. Chapter 643, page 5
  36. Chapter 674, page 17
  37. Naruto: Shippūden episode 205
  38. Naruto: Shippūden episode 208
  39. Chapter 675, pages 1-2
  40. Chapter 700+5, pages 15
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