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Kanji 雷遁・影分身の術
Rōmaji Raiton: Kage Bunshin no Jutsu
Viz print media Lightning Style Shadow Doppelganger
English anime Lightning Style: Shadow Clone Jutsu
Manga Volume #45, Naruto Chapter #422
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #159
Novel Sakura Hiden: Thoughts of Love, Riding Upon a Spring Breeze
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel
Classification Ninjutsu, Clone Techniques
Rank A-rank
Class Offensive, Supplementary
Other jutsu
Parent jutsu

This technique allows the user to make a shadow clone infused with lightning. Because it is a shadow clone, it is able to perform techniques and interact with the environment due to it having physical substance; and also evenly distributes the user's chakra to each clone. If the clone is injured, it will revert to its natural lightning-state, at the same time electrocuting whatever it is touching.

Unlike a regular shadow clone, it does not send chakra back to the user upon reverting to lightning.

See Also


  1. Fourth Databook, page 304