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|Sealing Technique: Phantom Dragons Nine Consuming Seals |
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|Rōmaji||Fūinjutsu: Genryū Kyūfūjin|
|Literal English||Sealing Technique: Phantom Dragons Nine Consuming Seals|
|English TV||Sealing Jutsu: Nine Phantom Dragons|
|Manga||Volume #29, Chapter #255|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #10|
|Game||Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 4|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Game|
|Hand seals||Tiger → Snake → Rat → Ox → Dog → Ram|
The Sealing Technique: Phantom Dragons Nine Consuming Seals is a technique that was used by Pain and the other members of Akatsuki to forcibly drain the spirit and chakra of the tailed beasts from their still-living jinchūriki, then to seal it in the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path. The technique took three full days to complete if nine of the Akatsuki members were present. Kisame Hoshigaki suggested that it "may take longer without Orochimaru". When reduced to three people, Zetsu claimed that, with so few people left to perform the technique, it would take a while.
To prepare for the technique, Pain would summon the Demonic Statue, after which each member would then stand on one of its fingertips, corresponding to their specific ring finger. When performed, this technique caused the bit to fall out of the mouth of the statue. Each of the Akatsuki members would then concentrate, causing the kanji of their rings to appear on the nail of the finger they were standing on. Nine dragon-like effigies then poured from the statue's mouth, surrounded the captured host, and painfully removed the tailed beast from them. In the case of an unsealed tailed beast, the same thing happened to the beast itself, and still took as much time as if it were sealed. After the process was complete, the beast was sealed within the statue, and one of the statue's nine eyes opened. The host then died due to the removal of their tailed beast. There is a numerical order with the Nine-Tails needed be sealed last, or the statue would shatter.
However, with Nagato now dead, Tobi claimed that they would need a new pawn to synchronise with the Demonic Statue in order to seal the Eight-Tails and the Nine-Tails. Though Nagato uses it for peace in the form of a weapon of mass destruction to keep governments in line, the technique was created for Madara's Eye of the Moon Plan, as Obito was given the task to ensure that Demonic Statue of the Outer Path and the tailed beasts would become the Ten-Tails once more.