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Infinite Tsukuyomi [1]
  • A light shines over the world…
  • …and traps its inhabitants in a genjutsu.
Kanji 無限月読
Rōmaji Mugen Tsukuyomi
Literal English Infinite Moon Reader
Manga Volume #63, Chapter #606
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #205
Movie Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie
Appears in Anime, Manga, Movie
Classification Rinne Sharingan Kekkei Mōra, Genjutsu, Dōjutsu
Class Supplementary
Range All ranges
Hand seals Ram
Other jutsu
Related jutsu
God: Nativity of a World of Trees

The Infinite Tsukuyomi is a genjutsu that traps the entire world in an illusion, enslaving them in a dream so that their chakra may be drawn upon.


  • Infinite Tsukuyomi cast with the God Tree's blossom.
  • Infinite Tsukuyomi cast off of the Moon.

Performing the Infinite Tsukuyomi requires the Rinne Sharingan and the chakra of the Ten-Tails. Beyond that, how it is performed varies from user to user: Kaguya Ōtsutsuki, as the origin of the Ten-Tails, was able to perform it at will by combining her Rinne Sharingan with her Byakugan; Obito Uchiha, because he lacks the Rinne Sharingan, instead creates a reproduction of the God Tree, the blooming flower of which could act as a stand-in Rinne Sharingan; Madara Uchiha, per his Eye of the Moon Plan, reflects his own Rinne Sharingan off the Moon.

Once cast, the light of the Infinite Tsukuyomi shines across the world, bright enough to dispel the night for as long as it is active. All those who fall under its gaze are immediately trapped in the genjutsu, with the Rinnegan's design appearing in their eyes to represent its influence. Victims of the Infinite Tsukuyomi are rendered immobile so long as they are under its effects, allowing them to easily be wrapped into the God: Nativity of a World of Trees. Those connected to the tree have their chakra fed off of by the user of the Infinite Tsukuyomi and, over time, their personalities and defining features are drained away too, converting them into White Zetsu.[2]

Certain individuals are immune to the Infinite Tsukuyomi. The dead, such as those brought back with the Impure World Reincarnation, are impervious to the Infinite Tsukuyomi.[3] White Zetsu, Black Zetsu, and those whose body Black Zetsu coats are also unaffected.[4] A Rinnegan user can block the light of the Infinite Tsukuyomi, saving themselves and those within their range from its control.[4] In fact, Rinnegan users, through combination with the chakra of the tailed beasts, are the only ones capable of ending the Infinite Tsukuyomi and releasing those trapped within its dreams.[5]

Known Dreams

Those under the influence of the Infinite Tsukuyomi experience dream worlds where their deepest desires are fulfilled. Only a select few of these dreams have been seen:


  • "Mugen" (夢幻) can also be translated as "dreams", "fantasy", or "visions", which fits the nature of this technique.
  • In Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie, Obito casts a "Limited Tsukuyomi" (限定月読, Gentei Tsukuyomi, Literally meaning: Limited Moon Reader) on Naruto and Sakura, sending them to a Genjutsu World housed within a crystal ball. As Akatsuki only has seven tailed beasts at the time, the Rinne Sharingan used has only seven tomoe.

See Also


  1. Fourth Databook, page 295
  2. Chapter 679, pages 8-9
  3. Chapter 677, page 16
  4. 4.0 4.1 Chapter 677, page 14
  5. Chapter 692, page 7

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