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Raiton no yoroi
Kanji 雷遁チャクラモード
Rōmaji Raiton Chakura Mōdo
Viz print media Cloak of Lightning
English anime Lightning Style Armour
Alternative names Lightning Release Armour (雷遁の鎧, Raiton no Yoroi)
Manga Volume #49, Naruto Chapter #460
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #202
Game Naruto Shippūden: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! Special
OVA Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Ninjutsu, Chakra Flow
Rank B-rank
Class Offensive, Defensive, Supplementary
Derived jutsu

The user wraps their body in a layer of lightning chakra to increase their physical parameters, with more lightning causing greater increases. As users coat more lightning chakra around themselves, the more their hair sticks up.[2] The lightning augments the strength of the user's taijutsu, creating what is called nintaijutsu.[3] The lightning also defends the user from most attacks, deflecting them away on contact;[4] the Fourth Raikage is impressed when Chidori pierces through to him, however slightly.[5]

The lightning chakra stimulates the user's nervous system, enhancing their speed and their reaction time.[6] The user's reflexes are heightened enough to perform a Lightning Release Body Flicker (雷遁の瞬身, Raiton no Shunshin, English TV: Lightning Style: Teleportation), dodging attacks as fast as Amaterasu.[7] The user is so fast that not even the Sharingan can track their movements;[6] only Minato Namikaze's Flying Thunder God Technique and Naruto Uzumaki's Nine-Tails Chakra Mode have been shown to be faster.[8][9]


  • In lieu of tailed beast chakra, the Fourth Raikage uses this mode to empower himself when performing the Lightning Release: Lariat, producing the same effects due to his high-powered chakra.
  • On the cover of volume 59, the Fourth Raikage's Lightning Release Chakra Mode is shown to be yellow.

See Also


  1. Jin no Sho, page 305
  2. Naruto chapter 463, page 8
  3. Kai no Sho, page 120
  4. Naruto chapter 462, pages 16-17
  5. Naruto chapter 463, pages 2-3
  6. 6.0 6.1 Naruto chapter 462, page 3
  7. Naruto chapter 463, pages 13-15
  8. Naruto chapter 542, page 14
  9. Naruto chapter 544, pages 11-13