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Mei spitting Lava
Kanji 溶遁・溶怪の術
Rōmaji Yōton: Yōkai no Jutsu
Viz print media Lava Style: Melting Jutsu
English anime Lava Style: Lava Monster Jutsu
English games Lava Style: Dissolving Jutsu
Manga Volume #50, Naruto Chapter #465
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #204
Movie The Last: Naruto the Movie
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Impact
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
Classification Nature Icon Lava Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu
Class Offensive, Supplementary
Range Short to Mid range
Hand seals Dog → Boar → Tiger → Ox → Rat → Bird
Derived jutsu

The Lava Release: Melting Apparition Technique, utilised by Mei Terumī through her unique Lava Release, manipulates a strong acidic mud flow, even capable of corroding flesh. Mei changes chakra inside her body into a powerful acidic fluid that will melt anything and spits out the viscous fluid from her mouth. Both the shape and the amount are determined by her. By spitting it out at short-range the technique's speed increases. By distributing the liquid across a vast range, she creates an acid wall. Anything that touches it will crumble and lose its shape. Should her initial attack miss, a great deal of smoke is created by the effects of the acid, so a follow-up attack can be conducted while the enemy's vision remains obscured. It can even melt chakra-based defences such as the Susanoo.[2]


Mei's Melting Apparition Technique

The technique's initial appearance in the anime.

  • The phrase "Melting Apparition" (溶怪, Yōkai) is a pun on the Japanese words "apparition/demon" (妖怪, yōkai) and "dissolution" (溶解, yōkai).
  • In games, movies and initially in the anime, this technique was depicted to look like lava.


  1. Fourth Databook, page 302
  2. Naruto chapter 563, page 8