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Lightning Release Purple Electricity
Kanji 雷遁・紫電
Rōmaji Raiton: Shiden
Viz print media Lightning Style: Violet Bolt, Raiton: Purple Lightning
English anime Purple Lightning
Alternative names Purple Electricity (紫電, Shiden)
Anime Boruto Episode #13
Novel Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel
Classification Ninjutsu
  • Nature Icon Lightning Lightning Release
Class Offensive
Range Short to Mid range

The Lightning Release: Purple Electricity technique was developed by Kakashi Hatake[2] after the loss of his Sharingan following the Fourth Shinobi World War; which left him unable to properly use his signature Lightning Cutter technique.


The user unleashes a stream of purple electricity from his hand to attack targets from a short-to-mid range. This technique was powerful enough to summon rain clouds when shot into the sky. Kakashi can also creatively allow this technique to flow through spilled alcohol.


  • The term "shiden" is part of the idiom "shiden'issen" (紫電一閃, Literally meaning: violet electricity flash), which refers to a sword flash or a quick brandishing of a sword akin to lightning.


  1. Boruto Volume 1, Boruto Character Profile
  2. Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky