Limbo: Border Jail

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Limbo: Border Jail [1]
  • After focusing the dōjutsu…
  • …an invisible duplicate is released…
  • …which attacks any opponent as an invisible force.
Kanji 輪墓・辺獄
Rōmaji Rinbo: Hengoku
Literal English Wheel Grave: Border Jail
Viz manga Limbo Hengoku
Manga Chapter #659
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #392
Appears in Anime, Manga
Classification Rinnegan Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu, Dōjutsu, Clone Techniques
Class Offensive, Defensive, Supplementary
Range Short-range

Limbo: Border Jail is a technique which is accessible through the power of the Rinnegan.


The user projects shadows of themselves into the invisible world known as Limbo (輪墓, Rinbo, Literally meaning: Wheel Grave), which is generally impossible to detect or visually perceive. The shadows can operate independently of the user, attacking and restraining target(s) or defending the original body from harm. Madara's shadow was strong enough to repel all nine tailed beasts in a single instance, while to the naked eye, it appeared to be the act of an invisible force.[2] However, Naruto Uzumaki gained the ability to sense the shadows' presence using his Six Paths Sage Mode, while Sasuke Uchiha was able to see the shadows perfectly with his Rinnegan.[3] Even when detected, the shadows are immune to most forms of attacks apart from attacks that include Six Paths chakra. With only one Rinnegan, Madara can only produce one shadow. With both his Rinnegan, however, the numbers increase to four. Madara is also capable of switching places with his shadows at any time.


Although they are invulnerable to most physical attacks,[4] techniques which make use of the Sage of the Six Paths' chakra can cause harm to the shadows.[5] The downside to this technique is that the user's shadows, after a set period of time, automatically return to their body and are left temporarily unusable. The shadows can be partially combated by immobilising or sealing the body in a way that it cannot move, act, or be recalled to the user's body. Although this does not truly defeat the shadow, it is effective at neutralising the immediate threat it poses in battle. If the opponent can also use a physical clone technique and detect the shadows, they can fully distract the clones while the real opponent engages the user, significantly reducing the effectiveness of the technique. The shadows have only been shown using taijutsu.


  • Both the first word's furigana Rinbo (リンボ, Rinbo) and the second word Hengoku (辺獄, Hengoku) refer to Limbo, with リンボ being the Japanese way of writing Limbo and 辺獄 being an actual translation of the word's meaning.


  1. Fourth Databook, page 311
  2. Chapter 659, pages 12-15
  3. Chapter 674, pages 5-7
  4. Chapter 674, pages 6
  5. Chapter 674, pages 9

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