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The '''Rasengan''' is a powerful [[A-rank]] technique invented by the Fourth Hokage, [[Minato Namikaze]], which he created by observing the [[Tailed Beast Ball]]. Minato spent three years developing the Rasengan; his plan was to take the [[shape transformation]] of one's [[chakra]] to the "''highest possible point''" and then combine it with his [[Nature Transformation|chakra's nature affinity]], creating a technique that did not need the aid of time-consuming [[hand seals]] to control. He died before he could accomplish this, but on shape transformation alone, the Rasengan is still a very useful, powerful, versatile, and difficult technique to learn and master.
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The '''Rasengan''' is an [[A-rank]] technique invented by the Fourth [[Hokage]], [[Minato Namikaze]], which he created by observing the [[Tailed Beast Ball]]. Minato spent three years developing the Rasengan; his plan was to take the [[shape transformation]] of one's [[chakra]] to the "''highest possible point''" and then combine it with his [[Nature Transformation|chakra's nature affinity]], creating a technique that did not need the aid of time-consuming [[hand seals]] to control. Although he died before he could accomplish the latter feat, on shape transformation alone, the Rasengan is still a powerful, versatile, and difficult technique to learn and master.
   
 
== Usage ==
 
== Usage ==
The Rasengan does not require any hand seals to use, relying only on the chakra control of the user. Once it is complete, it becomes self-sustaining, which does not give the Rasengan a definite limit like the [[Chidori]]. The compacted nature and moving speed of the chakra allows the Rasengan to grind into whatever it comes in contact with to inflict major damage. This tends to launch the target backward after being hit or, if the target is lying on the ground or being launched to the ground, the destructive force is enough to form a crater. In an anime filler arc, Naruto was able to somehow throw the Rasengan into a wall, making it a mid-range projectile technique.<ref>''Naruto'' episode 194</ref> It has been noted a few times that the Rasengan is superior to its counterpart, the Chidori, by [[Jiraiya]], [[Kakashi Hatake]], and even [[Sasuke Uchiha]] after seeing the after effects of the Rasengan on a water tower.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 176, pages 10-12</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 314, page 12</ref>
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The Rasengan does not require any hand seals to use, relying only on the chakra control of the user. Once it is complete, it becomes self-sustaining, which does not give the Rasengan a definite limit like its counterpart, the [[Chidori]]. The compacted nature and moving speed of the chakra allows the Rasengan to grind into whatever it comes in contact with to inflict major damage. This tends to launch the target spiralling backward after being hit or, if the target is lying on or being launched to the ground, the destructive force is enough to form a crater. In the anime, Naruto was able to throw the Rasengan, making it a mid-range projectile technique.<ref>''Naruto'' episode 194</ref> It has been noted a few times that the Rasengan is superior to the Chidori by [[Jiraiya]], [[Kakashi Hatake]], and even [[Sasuke Uchiha]] after seeing the after effects of the Rasengan on a water tower.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 176, pages 10-12</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 314, page 12</ref> Because the Rasengan requires a high level of shape transformation, mastering the Rasengan also grants a person mastery of shape transformation, even if the person isn't aware of its concepts.
   
The Rasengan was designed to use the caster's elemental affinities. Minato was unable to add his affinities to his Rasengan before he died, while [[Kakashi Hatake]] tried to add his [[lightning]] element to his Rasengan, but was unable to and explains that he created the Chidori and [[Lightning Cutter]] instead, which require a certain point of shape and nature manipulation itself.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 321, pages 9-10</ref> Naruto was the first to add his [[wind]] affinity to his Rasengan to create the [[Wind Release: Rasengan]], and even advanced it up to the point that he could create the far more powerful and destructive version, [[Wind Release: Rasenshuriken]].
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The Rasengan was designed to use the caster's elemental affinities. Minato was unable to add his affinities to his Rasengan before he died, while [[Kakashi Hatake]] tried to add his [[lightning]] element to his Rasengan, but was unable to and explains that he created the Chidori and [[Lightning Cutter]] instead, which require a certain point of shape and nature manipulation itself.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 321, pages 9-10</ref> Naruto was the first to add his [[wind]] affinity to his Rasengan to create the [[Wind Release: Rasengan]], and even advanced it to the point that he could create the [[Wind Release: Rasenshuriken]].
   
 
== Learning ==
 
== Learning ==
{{ImgRight|Rasengan Balloon.jpg|Naruto training to burst the water balloon.}}
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{{ImgRight|Rasengan Balloon.png|Naruto training to burst the water balloon.}}
In Part I, [[Jiraiya]] taught [[Naruto Uzumaki]] how to use the Rasengan, breaking the learning process into three steps:
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In Part I, [[Jiraiya]] taught [[Naruto Uzumaki]] how to use the Rasengan, breaking the learning process into three steps:
   
 
* The first step was learning how to burst a water balloon by spinning the water inside in multiple directions at once using only the user's chakra, which emphasises rotation.
 
* The first step was learning how to burst a water balloon by spinning the water inside in multiple directions at once using only the user's chakra, which emphasises rotation.
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== Improvement ==
 
== Improvement ==
 
[[File:Great Ball Rasengan.PNG|thumb|Naruto using the Big Ball Rasengan.]]
 
[[File:Great Ball Rasengan.PNG|thumb|Naruto using the Big Ball Rasengan.]]
While Naruto has found new ways to use this technique, he still needs clones to make his Rasengan.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 519, pages 13</ref>
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While Naruto has found new ways to use this technique, he still uses clones to make his Rasengan and its variants.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 519, page 13</ref>
   
During his training with Jiraiya, Naruto improved the Rasengan with the [[Big Ball Rasengan]]. An anime exclusive flashback explained that the Big Ball Rasengan's invention resulted from Jiraiya's remark that it would be easier to hit an opponent with a larger Rasengan.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 188</ref> Later, Naruto mixed his wind-natured chakra to start developing the [[Wind Release: Rasengan]], as it was originally intended. Naruto took the Rasengan even further than his father by creating the [[Wind Release: Rasenshuriken]], a variant of the Wind Release: Rasengan. However, this new technique not only damaged the opponent's [[chakra circulatory system]], but also inflicted the same type of damage to Naruto's arm, making it a double-edged sword. Even so, Naruto overcame this obstacle as shown during his fight with [[Pain]] when, in [[Sage Mode]], he threw the Rasenshuriken, preventing any damage done to his own body, and increasing its power, causing disintegration on contact.
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During his training with Jiraiya, Naruto improved the Rasengan with the [[Big Ball Rasengan]]. An anime exclusive flashback explained that the Big Ball Rasengan's invention resulted from Jiraiya's remark that it would be easier to hit an opponent with a larger Rasengan.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 188</ref> Later, Naruto mixed his wind-natured chakra to start developing the [[Wind Release: Rasengan]], as it was originally intended. Naruto took the Rasengan even further than his father by creating the Wind Release: Rasenshuriken, a variant of the Wind Release: Rasengan. While this new technique damaged the opponent's [[chakra circulatory system]], it also inflicted the same type of damage to Naruto's arm, making it a double-edged sword.
   
[[File:Odama rasengan.jpg|thumb|left|Naruto using Sage Art: Big Ball Rasengan.]]
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Naruto used [[Tailed Beast Chakra Arms|chakra arms]] in his [[Nine-Tails Chakra Mode]] to create a new Rasengan, the [[Tailed Beast Rasengan]], which is even more similar to the [[Tailed Beast Ball]] than the Rasengan originally was. While in this mode, he can use the basic Rasengan with just one hand. It appears that he can now do so in Sage Mode, as well.<ref>"Naruto" chapter 642, page 13</ref>
Naruto can also wield a Rasengan in both of his hands while in Sage Mode. [[Sage Art: Big Ball Rasengan]] uses two Big Ball Rasengan, each the size of his own body, while [[Sage Technique: Spiralling Serial Spheres]] uses two regular Rasengan. Jiraiya is suggested to have been capable of doing something similar. When teaching Naruto the Rasengan, he held the Rasengan in one hand and does the water balloon exercise in his other hand. Both Jiraiya and Naruto can create even larger Rasengan, the [[Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan]] and [[Sage Art: Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan]] respectively. Naruto can even mass a large group of Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan and launch them at one target as the [[Sage Art: Many Ultra-Big Ball Spiralling Serial Spheres]], which could even damage [[Kurama]].
 
   
Naruto is now using his [[Tailed Beast Chakra Arms|chakra arms]] in his [[Nine-Tails Chakra Mode]] to create a new Rasengan, the [[Tailed Beast Rasengan]], which is even more similar to the [[Tailed Beast Ball]] than the Rasengan originally was. While in it, he can use the basic Rasengan with just one hand.
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After obtaining the power of all nine tailed beasts, Naruto was able to add [[Shukaku]]'s [[Magnet Release|magnet]]-nature chakra, as well as his [[Fūinjutsu|sealing techniques]], to the Rasengan; allowing him to create the [[Sage Art: Magnet Release Rasengan]].<ref> ''Naruto'' chapter 764</ref>
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== Senjutsu Influence ==
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[[File:Senjusu rasengan 2.png|thumb|left|Minato using Sage Technique: Rasengan.]]
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Utilisation of [[senjutsu]] chakra has been shown to drastically improve the Rasengan. The most basic of these improvements being the {{translation|'''Sage Technique: Rasengan'''|仙術・螺旋丸|Senjutsu: Rasengan|lit meaning=Sage Technique: Spiraling Sphere}} — a simple Rasengan mixed with the user's senjutsu chakra.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 377</ref> By the time of his battle with [[Pain]], Naruto was shown to have created several Rasengan variants which utilised his [[senjutsu]] chakra. Naruto also overcame the primary obstacle of his Rasenshuriken when, in [[Sage Mode]], he threw the Rasenshuriken, preventing any damage done to his own body, and increasing its power, causing disintegration on contact.
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[[File:Odama rasengan.jpg|thumb|Naruto using Sage Art: Big Ball Rasengan.]]
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Naruto can also wield a Rasengan in both of his hands while in Sage Mode. [[Sage Art: Big Ball Rasengan]] uses two Big Ball Rasengan, each the size of his own body, while [[Sage Technique: Spiralling Serial Spheres]] uses two regular Rasengan. Jiraiya is suggested to have been capable of doing something similar. When teaching Naruto the Rasengan, he held the Rasengan in one hand and demonstrated the water balloon exercise in his other hand. Both Jiraiya and Naruto can create even larger Rasengan, the [[Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan]] and [[Sage Art: Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan]] respectively. Naruto can even mass a large group of Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan and launch them at one target as the [[Sage Art: Many Ultra-Big Ball Spiralling Serial Spheres]], which could even stun [[Kurama]].
   
 
== Nine-Tails Influence ==
 
== Nine-Tails Influence ==
 
[[File:Vermillion Rasengan.png|thumb|Naruto in his one-tailed form, preparing the Rasengan.]]
 
[[File:Vermillion Rasengan.png|thumb|Naruto in his one-tailed form, preparing the Rasengan.]]
Naruto had shown that when he was under the influence of the Nine-Tails' chakra, he could improve his use of the standard Rasengan and simultaneously make up for his shortcomings in performing the technique. The chakra shroud surrounding him in his [[Naruto Uzumaki's Jinchūriki Forms#Version 1|one-tailed form]] served as the shell to stabilise the Rasengan's chakra, thus he did not need a clone to help as usual. Due to the influence exhibited by the Nine-Tails' chakra, this Rasengan changed from its yellow or blue colour to a purple, orange, or red colour, made stronger than its standard version.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 232, pages 11-12</ref><ref>''Naruto'' episode 134</ref> Despite the fact that some video games give it its own name, {{translation|'''Demon Fox Rasengan'''|妖狐螺旋丸|Yōko Rasengan|lit meaning=Demon Fox Spiralling Sphere}} and {{translation|'''Vermilion Rasengan'''|朱い螺旋丸|Shui Rasengan|lit meaning=Vermilion Spiralling Sphere}}, it is fundamentally the same technique.
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Naruto had shown that when he was under the influence of the Nine-Tails' chakra, he could improve his use of the standard Rasengan and simultaneously make up for his shortcomings in performing the technique. The chakra shroud surrounding him in his [[Version 1|one-tailed form]] served as the shell to stabilise the Rasengan's chakra, thus he did not need a clone to help as usual. Due to the influence exhibited by the Nine-Tails' chakra, this Rasengan changed from its yellow or blue colour to a purple, orange, or red colour, made stronger than its standard version.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 232, pages 11-12</ref><ref>''Naruto'' episode 134</ref> Despite the fact that some video games give it its own name, {{translation|'''Demon Fox Rasengan'''|妖狐螺旋丸|Yōko Rasengan|lit meaning=Demon Fox Spiralling Sphere}}, {{translation|'''Vermilion Rasengan'''|朱い螺旋丸|Shui Rasengan|lit meaning=Vermilion Spiralling Sphere}}, and {{translation|'''Nine-Tails Rasengan'''|九尾螺旋丸|Kyūbi Rasengan|lit meaning=Nine-Tails Sphere}}, it is fundamentally the same technique.
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[[File:Rasenrangan Anime 1.png|thumb|left|Naruto forming the Spiralling Strife Spheres while in Nine-Tails Chakra Mode.]]
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During his training with [[Killer B]], Naruto was informed that the Rasengan follows the same properties as the [[Tailed Beast Ball]], in that it's a technique that compresses chakra into a ball. The main difference between the two is the rotation used to stabilise the Rasengan. Because the Tailed Beast Ball is unusable unless Naruto can completely transform into the Nine-Tails, Naruto must instead learn how to form a Rasengan by mixing a balance of black "positive" and white "negative" chakra at an 8:2 ratio. He can form the [[Tailed Beast Rasengan]], which he completed with the introduction of the [[Tailed Beast Ball]] and [[Super Mini-Tailed Beast Ball]] into his arsenal. Naruto has also created new variants of the Rasengan with [[chakra arms]] while in [[Nine-Tails Chakra Mode]] such as the [[Spiralling Strife Spheres]], the [[Spiralling Absorption Sphere]], and the [[Planetary Rasengan]]. Using the chakra arms, he is also able to create a [[Mini-Rasenshuriken|miniature version of the Rasenshuriken]] with just his index finger and two small chakra arms.
   
[[File:Rasenrangan 1.png|thumb|left|Naruto forming the Spiralling Strife Spheres while in Nine-Tails Chakra Mode.]]
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[[File:Minato and Naruto TBM.png|thumb|Minato using the Rasengan in Tailed Beast Mode.]]
During his training with [[Killer B]], Naruto was informed that the Rasengan follows the same properties as the [[Tailed Beast Ball]], in that it's a technique that compresses chakra into a ball. The main difference between the two is the rotation used to stabilise the Rasengan. Because the Tailed Beast Ball is unusable unless Naruto can completely transform into the Nine-Tails, Naruto must instead learn how to form a Rasengan by mixing a balance of black "positive" and white "negative" chakra at an 8:2 ratio. He can form the [[Tailed Beast Rasengan]], but it isn't yet fully functional. Naruto has also created new variants of the Rasengan with [[chakra arms]] while in [[Nine-Tails Chakra Mode]] such as the [[Spiralling Strife Spheres]], the [[Spiralling Absorption Sphere]], and the [[Planetary Rasengan]]. Using the chakra arms, he is also able to create a [[Mini-Rasenshuriken|miniature version of the Rasenshuriken]] with just his index finger and two small chakra arms.
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During the battle with [[Obito Uchiha]], who had become the [[Ten-Tails]]' jinchūriki, the [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] [[Minato]] was able to assume the [[Tailed Beast Mode|form]] of the Nine-Tails, due to having its Yin half sealed within him. He was then able to use the Nine-Tails replica to produce a giant Rasengan, proportionate in size to the replica itself.<ref name="ch645">''Naruto'' chapter 645, page 10</ref>
 
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* Every ''Naruto'' film, except the [[Naruto Shippūden 3: Inheritors of the Will of Fire|third]] and [[Naruto 5: Blood Prison|fifth]] ''Shippūden'' films, featured a new version of Rasengan. Here, Naruto forms a standard Rasengan without the aid of a shadow clone by instead using both hands to form it, and then infuses it with a certain element from the film's central plot, and uses the attack to strike down the main antagonist. ''[[Naruto Shippūden 2: Bonds]]'' is the only film to feature two new forms instead of one. In the two cases where no new Rasengan is introduced, Naruto uses the Wind Release: Rasenshuriken as the finishing move.
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* In [[Naruto Shippūden 2: Bonds|the second ''Naruto: Shippūden'' movie]], Naruto performed a Rasengan on [[Shinnō]] without the aid of [[shadow clones]].
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* Jiraya is also able to form the [[Fire Release: Great Flame Rasengan]] in ''[[Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3]]''.
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* In the anime episode, [[The Mysterious Curse of the Haunted Castle]], Naruto was able to throw the Rasengan, though a normal Rasengan cannot be thrown in the manga.
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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Rasengan[1]

Rasengan2
Name
Kanji 螺旋丸
Rōmaji Rasengan
Literal English Spiralling Sphere
Debut
Manga Chapter #150
Anime Naruto Episode #86
Movie Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2
OVA Finally a clash! Jōnin vs. Genin!! Indiscriminate Grand Melee Tournament Meeting!!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game and Movie
Data
Classification Ninjutsu
Rank A-rank
Class Offensive
Range Short-range
Other jutsu
Parent jutsu
Derived jutsu

Related jutsu

Tailed Beast Ball

Users

The Rasengan is an A-rank technique invented by the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, which he created by observing the Tailed Beast Ball. Minato spent three years developing the Rasengan; his plan was to take the shape transformation of one's chakra to the "highest possible point" and then combine it with his chakra's nature affinity, creating a technique that did not need the aid of time-consuming hand seals to control. Although he died before he could accomplish the latter feat, on shape transformation alone, the Rasengan is still a powerful, versatile, and difficult technique to learn and master.

Usage Edit

The Rasengan does not require any hand seals to use, relying only on the chakra control of the user. Once it is complete, it becomes self-sustaining, which does not give the Rasengan a definite limit like its counterpart, the Chidori. The compacted nature and moving speed of the chakra allows the Rasengan to grind into whatever it comes in contact with to inflict major damage. This tends to launch the target spiralling backward after being hit or, if the target is lying on or being launched to the ground, the destructive force is enough to form a crater. In the anime, Naruto was able to throw the Rasengan, making it a mid-range projectile technique.[2] It has been noted a few times that the Rasengan is superior to the Chidori by Jiraiya, Kakashi Hatake, and even Sasuke Uchiha after seeing the after effects of the Rasengan on a water tower.[3][4] Because the Rasengan requires a high level of shape transformation, mastering the Rasengan also grants a person mastery of shape transformation, even if the person isn't aware of its concepts.

The Rasengan was designed to use the caster's elemental affinities. Minato was unable to add his affinities to his Rasengan before he died, while Kakashi Hatake tried to add his lightning element to his Rasengan, but was unable to and explains that he created the Chidori and Lightning Cutter instead, which require a certain point of shape and nature manipulation itself.[5] Naruto was the first to add his wind affinity to his Rasengan to create the Wind Release: Rasengan, and even advanced it to the point that he could create the Wind Release: Rasenshuriken.

Learning Edit

Rasengan Balloon

Naruto training to burst the water balloon.

In Part I, Jiraiya taught Naruto Uzumaki how to use the Rasengan, breaking the learning process into three steps:

  • The first step was learning how to burst a water balloon by spinning the water inside in multiple directions at once using only the user's chakra, which emphasises rotation.
  • The second step was for the user to burst a rubber ball, and since rubber is thicker, and air is completely different from water, it forces the user to use denser chakra to break it. This step emphasises power.
  • The third and final step was to combine both step one and two by spinning chakra inside a balloon without moving the balloon itself, emphasising stability of the sphere shape.

Although users generally learn how to form the Rasengan with one hand, Naruto and Konohamaru Sarutobi use one or more shadow clones to help in the creation. By having the hands of the shadow clones act as shells, Naruto and Konohamaru can complete and use the technique without using any extra time to master their chakra control.

Improvement Edit

Great Ball Rasengan

Naruto using the Big Ball Rasengan.

While Naruto has found new ways to use this technique, he still uses clones to make his Rasengan and its variants.[6]

During his training with Jiraiya, Naruto improved the Rasengan with the Big Ball Rasengan. An anime exclusive flashback explained that the Big Ball Rasengan's invention resulted from Jiraiya's remark that it would be easier to hit an opponent with a larger Rasengan.[7] Later, Naruto mixed his wind-natured chakra to start developing the Wind Release: Rasengan, as it was originally intended. Naruto took the Rasengan even further than his father by creating the Wind Release: Rasenshuriken, a variant of the Wind Release: Rasengan. While this new technique damaged the opponent's chakra circulatory system, it also inflicted the same type of damage to Naruto's arm, making it a double-edged sword.

Naruto used chakra arms in his Nine-Tails Chakra Mode to create a new Rasengan, the Tailed Beast Rasengan, which is even more similar to the Tailed Beast Ball than the Rasengan originally was. While in this mode, he can use the basic Rasengan with just one hand. It appears that he can now do so in Sage Mode, as well.[8]

After obtaining the power of all nine tailed beasts, Naruto was able to add Shukaku's magnet-nature chakra, as well as his sealing techniques, to the Rasengan; allowing him to create the Sage Art: Magnet Release Rasengan.[9]

Senjutsu Influence Edit

Senjusu rasengan 2

Minato using Sage Technique: Rasengan.

Utilisation of senjutsu chakra has been shown to drastically improve the Rasengan. The most basic of these improvements being the Sage Technique: Rasengan (仙術・螺旋丸, Senjutsu: Rasengan; Literally meaning "Sage Technique: Spiraling Sphere") — a simple Rasengan mixed with the user's senjutsu chakra.[10] By the time of his battle with Pain, Naruto was shown to have created several Rasengan variants which utilised his senjutsu chakra. Naruto also overcame the primary obstacle of his Rasenshuriken when, in Sage Mode, he threw the Rasenshuriken, preventing any damage done to his own body, and increasing its power, causing disintegration on contact.

Odama rasengan

Naruto using Sage Art: Big Ball Rasengan.

Naruto can also wield a Rasengan in both of his hands while in Sage Mode. Sage Art: Big Ball Rasengan uses two Big Ball Rasengan, each the size of his own body, while Sage Technique: Spiralling Serial Spheres uses two regular Rasengan. Jiraiya is suggested to have been capable of doing something similar. When teaching Naruto the Rasengan, he held the Rasengan in one hand and demonstrated the water balloon exercise in his other hand. Both Jiraiya and Naruto can create even larger Rasengan, the Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan and Sage Art: Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan respectively. Naruto can even mass a large group of Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan and launch them at one target as the Sage Art: Many Ultra-Big Ball Spiralling Serial Spheres, which could even stun Kurama.

Nine-Tails Influence Edit

Vermillion Rasengan

Naruto in his one-tailed form, preparing the Rasengan.

Naruto had shown that when he was under the influence of the Nine-Tails' chakra, he could improve his use of the standard Rasengan and simultaneously make up for his shortcomings in performing the technique. The chakra shroud surrounding him in his one-tailed form served as the shell to stabilise the Rasengan's chakra, thus he did not need a clone to help as usual. Due to the influence exhibited by the Nine-Tails' chakra, this Rasengan changed from its yellow or blue colour to a purple, orange, or red colour, made stronger than its standard version.[11][12] Despite the fact that some video games give it its own name, Demon Fox Rasengan (妖狐螺旋丸, Yōko Rasengan; Literally meaning "Demon Fox Spiralling Sphere"), Vermilion Rasengan (朱い螺旋丸, Shui Rasengan; Literally meaning "Vermilion Spiralling Sphere"), and Nine-Tails Rasengan (九尾螺旋丸, Kyūbi Rasengan; Literally meaning "Nine-Tails Sphere"), it is fundamentally the same technique.

Rasenrangan Anime 1

Naruto forming the Spiralling Strife Spheres while in Nine-Tails Chakra Mode.

During his training with Killer B, Naruto was informed that the Rasengan follows the same properties as the Tailed Beast Ball, in that it's a technique that compresses chakra into a ball. The main difference between the two is the rotation used to stabilise the Rasengan. Because the Tailed Beast Ball is unusable unless Naruto can completely transform into the Nine-Tails, Naruto must instead learn how to form a Rasengan by mixing a balance of black "positive" and white "negative" chakra at an 8:2 ratio. He can form the Tailed Beast Rasengan, which he completed with the introduction of the Tailed Beast Ball and Super Mini-Tailed Beast Ball into his arsenal. Naruto has also created new variants of the Rasengan with chakra arms while in Nine-Tails Chakra Mode such as the Spiralling Strife Spheres, the Spiralling Absorption Sphere, and the Planetary Rasengan. Using the chakra arms, he is also able to create a miniature version of the Rasenshuriken with just his index finger and two small chakra arms.

Minato and Naruto TBM

Minato using the Rasengan in Tailed Beast Mode.

During the battle with Obito Uchiha, who had become the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, the reincarnated Minato was able to assume the form of the Nine-Tails, due to having its Yin half sealed within him. He was then able to use the Nine-Tails replica to produce a giant Rasengan, proportionate in size to the replica itself.[13]

Trivia Edit

References Edit

  1. Second Databook, pages 282-283
  2. Naruto episode 194
  3. Naruto chapter 176, pages 10-12
  4. Naruto chapter 314, page 12
  5. Naruto chapter 321, pages 9-10
  6. Naruto chapter 519, page 13
  7. Naruto: Shippūden episode 188
  8. "Naruto" chapter 642, page 13
  9. Naruto chapter 764
  10. Naruto chapter 377
  11. Naruto chapter 232, pages 11-12
  12. Naruto episode 134
  13. Naruto chapter 645, page 10

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