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  • The light emanating from C in the manga.
  • The light emanating from C in the anime.
Kanji 雷遁・雷幻雷光柱
Rōmaji Raiton: Raigen Raikōchū
English anime Lightning Illusion: Flash Pillar
Alternative names Lightning Style: Flash Pillar
Manga Volume #49, Naruto Chapter #461
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #202
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Genjutsu
  • Nature Icon Lightning Lightning Release
Class Supplementary
Range All ranges
Hand seals Ram → Horse → Snake → Tiger
Derived jutsu

The Lightning Release: Lightning Illusion Flash of Lightning Pillar technique is a genjutsu that utilises lightning-natured chakra which discharges from the caster's entire body in the form of an extremely bright light to disorient their target. The caster can then further implant images in this blinding light further disorienting the victim as seen when C used this technique against Jūgo, making him see the Fourth Raikage smashing Sasuke Uchiha into the ground. This gives the caster's allies the perfect opportunity to attack the unsuspecting victim.

This genjutsu can also be used collaboratively with shinobi working together to completely overwhelm a target(s) sense of sight as seen when used by the Kumo-nin during the Fourth Shinobi World War against the Ten-Tails.[2]


  • In the manga, this attack generates an electric light emanating directly from C's body, however, in the anime, though light emanates from C's body, the electricity being discharged is not seen.


  1. Fourth Databook, page 328
  2. Naruto chapter 612, pages 8-9