This is the article on the kekkei genkai made up of the earth and fire natures. For the nature based on physical energy that governs life, head to Yōton.
Lava Release
Mei spitting Lava
Kanji 溶遁; 熔遁
Rōmaji Yōton
Literal English Lava Release
English TV Corrosion Style, Lava Style
Manga Volume #50, Naruto Chapter #466
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #121
Novel Gaara Hiden: A Sandstorm Mirage
Movie The Last: Naruto the Movie
Game Naruto Shippūden 3D: The New Era
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie
Classification Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu
Basic Natures
Known Wielders


Lava Release (溶遁; 熔遁, Yōton, English TV: "Corrosion Style" or "Lava Style") is a combined nature transformation kekkei genkai made up of techniques that mix fire and earth-based chakra to create volcanic materials such as lava or rubber in different properties and usages.



  • There is a subtle difference in the meaning of the kanji used for this kekkei genkai. Although both mean "to melt", the kanji with the "fire" () radical (熔) is outdated and means "melting with fire", whereas nowadays the kanji with the "water" () radical (溶) is normally used. Mei Terumī's Lava Release: Melting Apparition Technique, which utilises a strong acidic fluid, is the only Lava Release technique written with 溶. This, along with the fourth databook stating that Mei's Lava Release kekkei genkai can only be used by her,[1] indicates a difference between 溶遁 and 熔遁.
    • In the third databook, the "water" kanji is used in Rōshi's article, whereas in the glossary, the "fire" kanji is used. In the fourth databook, only the "fire" kanji is used for Rōshi's Lava Release.
  • This kekkei genkai element shows the most different users with no known blood connection to each other, from most varied villages.
  • Lava Release shares the same romanisation as Yang Release.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fourth Databook, page 302
  2. Naruto chapter 612, page 11
  3. Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise
  4. Naruto: Shippūden episode 486
  5. Gaara Hiden: A Sandstorm Mirage
  6. Boruto: Naruto the Movie