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Kamui [1]
Kanji 神威
Rōmaji Kamui
Literal English Authority of the Gods
English games Divine Threat
Manga Volume #31, Chapter #276
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #29
Movie Naruto Shippūden 3: Inheritors of the Will of Fire
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 5
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
Classification Mangekyō Sharingan Itachi Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu, Dōjutsu, Space–Time Ninjutsu, Barrier Ninjutsu
Class Offensive, Defensive
Range All ranges
Derived jutsu
Kamui Lightning Cutter


Kakashi's original dōjutsu, produced from the Mangekyō Sharingan, that allows one to transfer anything to another dimension. 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 as the space will distort and draw the target in. 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.

Kamui has been shown to put the user's body at risk if used in rapid succession, as shown with Kakashi. As his Sharingan was transplanted, usage of this technique poses an even greater risk to Kakashi.

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.[2] Kakashi is even able to warp away two fast consecutively moving arrows.[3]


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.


  • Tobi has told Kakashi not to bother trying to use this technique on him as it would be useless.[4]
    • Kamui bears some resemblance to Tobi's Space–Time Migration appearance when he is warping between different dimensions.
  • According to the Third Databook, "If one spends a lot of time and trains one's chakra over and over again, this technique can be invoked." This might hint that other Mangekyō users can access the technique, but this is not confirmed.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Third Databook, pages 240-241
  2. Naruto chapter 424, page 17
  3. Naruto chapter 484, page 6
  4. Naruto chapter 487, page 4

Start a Discussion Discussions about Kamui

  • Obito use Kamui or Izanagi against Sasuke's(itachi) script Amaterasu?

    28 messages
    • He didn't use Izanagi-after Itachi's death, he used Izanagi in battle against Konan and he had only 1 Sharingan (which means he can't use Izan...
    • Tobi has dozens of Sharingan... Again, it was Izanagi because he came back without any damage to his clothes.
  • Kamui Anomaly

    14 messages
    • Mrlmm0605 wrote: Obito's Sharingan has NEVER been in Mangekyo when using Kamui, save these past few chapters. Obito's Sharingan has never b...
    • JOA20 wrote: Obito's Sharingan has never been CLEARLY shown when he was using Kamui until some chapters ago. It's just like when Obito fou...

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