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  • The user attaches a loose shadow onto the target not restricting their movements…
  • …and can strengthen it at will to bind their actual target.
Kanji 影真似影縛りの術
Rōmaji Kagemane Kage Shibari no Jutsu
English anime Loose Shadow Possession Jutsu
Manga Volume #55, Naruto Chapter #523
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #266
Appears in Anime, Manga
Classification Nara Symbol Hiden, Ninjutsu
Class Supplementary
Range Short-range
Other jutsu
Parent jutsu

The Shadow Imitation Shadow Bind Technique is one of the hijutsu utilised by members of the Nara clan.

The Nara attaches their shadow to a "host's" own without restricting their movements, or forcing them to mimic their own movement. This allows the host to move freely all the while the Nara's shadow is still attached to their own. Through the shadow, the Nara is able to sense when their combined shadow comes into contact with the target's, and they can then bind them with the Shadow Imitation Technique.

This technique allows for the Nara to bind multiple targets on a battlefield all while not directly engaging in combat, adding an element of surprise to their companion's attacks.


  1. Fourth Databook, page 315