Lava Release: Melting Apparition Technique

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Lava Release: Melting Apparition Technique [1]
Mei's Melting Apparition Technique
Kanji 溶遁・溶怪の術
Rōmaji Yōton: Yōkai no Jutsu
Viz print media Lava Style: Lava Monster Jutsu
English anime Lava Style: Melting Jutsu
Alternative names Lava Style: Dissolving Jutsu
Manga Volume #50, Naruto #466
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #204
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Impact
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Nature Icon Lava Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu
Class Offensive
Range Mid-range
Hand seals Dog → Boar → Tiger → Ox → Rat → Bird
Derived jutsu

Mei releases a large amount of lava from her mouth, which spreads into a broad, thin sheet as it travels through the air. Since it is shot upwards in an arc so as to descend onto the targets from above, it prevents the intended individuals from jumping up to avoid the attack. A great deal of smoke is created afterwards by the effects of the lava, so should the targets still be alive, a follow-up attack can be conducted while their vision remains obscured.


  • 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 later episodes, the lava produced by this technique appears closer to its manga adaptation, with colour,[2] and texture.[3]


  1. Naruto chapter 466
  2. Naruto volume 59
  3. Naruto: Shippūden episode 321

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