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 nature transformation kekkei genkai, a combination of fire and earth. Whereas most kekkei genkai are largely identical between users, Lava Release has a variety of forms depending on who's using it.



  • 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 Although both mean "to melt", the kanji with the "fire" () radical (熔) is outdated and means "melting with fire", whereas nowadays the kanji with the "water" () radical (溶) is normally used.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 Jin no Sho 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 Sha no Sho, the "water" kanji is used in Rōshi's entry, whereas in the glossary, the "fire" kanji is used. In Jin no Sho, only the "fire" kanji is used for Rōshi's Lava Release.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jin no Sho, page 302
  2. Naruto chapter 612, page 11
  3. Naruto: Shippūden episode 486
  4. Boruto: Naruto the Movie