Hair Needle Senbon

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Hair Needle Senbon [1]
Hair Senbon
Kanji 毛針千本
Rōmaji Kebari Senbon
Literal English Hair Needle Senbon
English TV Ninja Art: Needle Senbon
Manga Volume #41, Chapter #377
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #132
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Ninjutsu, Senjutsu
Class Offensive
Range Short to Mid range
Other jutsu
Related jutsu
Rabbit Hair Needle

The Hair Needle Senbon is a ninjutsu which is utilised through the user's hair.


This technique essentially hardens the hair on the user's head and shoots it at the enemy. The sharpened points of the hair can turn the target's entire body into a pincushion.[1] The user can fire either individual strands of hair,[2] or multiple strands can be wrapped together to create larger projectiles.[3]

Senjutsu Influence

Sage Art Hair Needle Barrage

Sage Art: Hair Needle Senbon.

When in Sage Mode, Jiraiya can use a senjutsu-enhanced version known as Sage Art: Hair Needle Senbon (仙法・毛針千本, Senpō: Kebari Senbon, English TV: Sage Art: Kebari Senbon). At the same time that Jiraiya kneads chakra and fires the hair needles, Fukasaku and Shima activate Jiraiya's hair roots, causing the hair to grow at an accelerated rate thus making limitless rapid-fire possible. The sheer speed of this technique makes it the fastest attack with the widest range in Jiraiya's arsenal.[1]

See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Third Databook, page 280
  2. Chapter 377
  3. Chapter 523

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