Lightning Release: Lariat

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Lightning Release: Lariat
  • The tails being used as horns.
  • The skeleton of the beast being used.
Kanji 雷犂熱刀
Rōmaji Rariatto
Literal English Lightning Plough Hot Sword
Alternative names Eighth (八本目, Happonme)
Manga Volume #45, Chapter #413
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #143
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Taijutsu
Class Offensive
Range Short-range
Derived jutsu
Lightning Release: Double Lariat


The user charges at his opponent, striking them with a Lariat move, which can be coated in chakra. A successful strike can blow away a target's entire chest with a direct hit. The attack is rather straightforward, but very quick and powerful.

When Killer B uses this attack, he creates either a chakra cloak or chakra bones, both in the form of bull horns. He refers to this as his "Eighth" (八本目, Happonme) sword, next to his seven needle-like swords. In Killer B's Version 2, the Lariat gains an increase in power due to the ox-skull he creates. He was able to pierce Samehada while simultaneously blowing away Kisame Hoshigaki's chest.

When A uses it, he surrounds himself with his Lightning Release Armour, rather than tailed-beast chakra. His high-level chakra, which is comparable to that of a tailed beast's, would produce the same effect as Killer B's version. The two brothers can combine their efforts to perform a Double Lariat, which is strong enough to decapitate the victim, even without chakra enhancements, due to the brothers' immense physical strength.[1]


  • As with many of the techniques of Kumogakure ninja, this technique has an English name given kanji that somewhat match the pronunciation. Usually, the kanji would be pronounced as Rairi Nettō.
  • In Naruto Shippūden: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! Special, B has a attack like Lariat that doesn't require him to go into his Tailed Beast Cloak.
  • Similarly to the Fourth Raikage's Liger Bomb, the Lariat is a highly feared move within Puroresu (Japanese professional wrestling). Killer B even shouts "Wheee!" when attacking with the Lariat, a nod to pro wrestler Stan Hansen who popularised the Lariat in Japan.


  1. Naruto chapter 542, page 7

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