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(Most times they say "Shadow Clone Jutsu" and not "Multi-Shadow Clone Jutsu", but we all know that the Multi-Shadow Clone Jutsu makes you create an extraordinary number of Shadow Clones, unlike the simple Shadow Clone Jutsu that creates like 3 or 4.)
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|jutsu classification=Kinjutsu, Ninjutsu, Clone Techniques,
|jutsu classification=Kinjutsu, Ninjutsu, Clone Techniques,
|jutsu class type=Supplementary
|jutsu class type=Supplementary
|users=Kakashi Hatake, Naruto Uzumaki, Konohamaru Sarutobi~anime, Shizune~anime
|users=Kakashi Hatake, Naruto Uzumaki, Konohamaru Sarutobi~anime, Shizune~anime
|hand signs=Clone seal
|hand signs=Clone seal
|debut manga=1
|debut manga=1

Revision as of 21:51, December 11, 2012

Multiple Shadow Clone Technique [1]
Kanji 多重影分身の術
Rōmaji Tajū Kage Bunshin no Jutsu
Viz print media Multiple Shadow Dopplegangers Technique
English anime Multi Shadow Clone Jutsu
Manga Volume #1, Naruto Chapter #1
Anime Naruto Episode #1
Movie Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja
OVA Hidden Leaf Village Grand Sports Festival!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
Classification Kinjutsu, Ninjutsu, Clone Techniques
Rank A-rank
Class Supplementary
Hand seals Clone seal
Other jutsu
Parent jutsu
Derived jutsu
All Directions Shuriken


This jutsu is essentially a massive version of the Shadow Clone Technique. Instead of a few clones, it creates a few hundred clones (or a number of equal grandeur). This is considered a forbidden jutsu, because it can potentially be dangerous to the person performing it, seeing as how all of the clones are given an equal amount of chakra directly from the user. Naruto learned the technique from the scroll of forbidden seals written by the First Hokage.

Few people are able to use this technique effectively, due to the large amount of chakra it consumes. However, this weakness is not an issue to Naruto, due to his massive chakra reserves. Having such reserves allows him to create hundreds of clones while maintaining a decent supply of chakra in each one. This technique is also used by Naruto to train quickly, since all the clones share their experiences with Naruto, but it causes extreme fatigue with repeated use.

In the anime, Naruto is shown to use this technique on multiple occasions to form human chains, for both offensive and supplementary reasons.


  • Naruto sometimes does not appear to distinguish between the Multiple and regular variations of the technique, and often simply says "Shadow Clone Technique" regardless of how many clones he uses.
  • At the end of the Land of Waves Arc, Kakashi notes that he does not have enough chakra to take on Gatō's thugs. Despite this, he uses a "Kakashi-style" (カカシVer.) Multiple Shadow Clone Technique to create several dozen copies of himself as a bluff, scaring them away.[2]

See Also


  1. First Databook, page 208
  2. Naruto chapter 33, page 9

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