Magic Lantern Body Technique

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Magic Lantern Body Technique [1]
Magic Lantern Body technique
Kanji 幻灯身の術
Rōmaji Gentōshin no Jutsu
Literal English Magic Lantern Body Technique
Viz manga Art of Astral Projection
English TV Astral Projection Jutsu
Manga Chapter #238
Anime Naruto Episode #135
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 5
Appears in Anime, Manga and Game
Classification Ninjutsu
Class Supplementary
Range All ranges
Hand seals Ram

The Akatsuki members sit down and send out "thought waves" (思念波, shinenha), converted into chakra. These thought waves are then picked up by Pain, acting as a kind of control tower. This technique amplifies the thought waves and broadcasts them to a specific location through illusionary bodies. The illusionary bodies differ from being mere reflections. While Pain is relaying the members' thoughts, they can have conversation and use varying techniques.

These virtual images looked like the member they represented, the only difference being that they are standing up with their hands in a seal. The images were also transparent, save for the eyes. In the anime, the images were depicted refracting an array of spectral colours, much like a rainbow. Their bodies distort and flicker, as if receiving electronic interference, and the members' voices are altered the same way.


  • The magic lantern was a 17th century device used to project images.


  1. Third Databook, page 254

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