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Shadow Imitation Shuriken Technique
Kanji 影真似手裏剣の術
Rōmaji Kagemane Shuriken no Jutsu
Viz print media Art of the Shadow Possession Shuriken
English anime Shadow Possession Shuriken Jutsu
Manga Volume #37, Naruto Chapter #332
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #83
Game Naruto Shippūden: Kizuna Drive
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Classification Nara Symbol Hiden, Ninjutsu, Chakra Flow, Shurikenjutsu
Class Supplementary
Range Short to Mid range
Other jutsu
Parent jutsu

The Shadow Imitation Shuriken Technique is a ninjutsu invented by Shikamaru Nara while teaching himself to use Asuma Sarutobi's chakra blades.


By infusing the blades with his own chakra beforehand, they are given the effect of his shadow techniques. By using these weapons to pierce the enemies' shadows, they are paralysed in place. To pierce the shadow, it is necessary to avoid the target just barely — Shikamaru added fake explosive tags when he used them against Kakuzu and Hidan to help with that. Since it is more difficult for the enemy to notice it, this ninjutsu compensates for the weak point of the similar Shadow Imitation Technique, being its limited effective range. It is unknown for how long this jutsu can keep its targets paralysed, however it can be disrupted simply by the removal of the blade or by the disappearance of the opponent's shadow.


  1. Third Databook, page 232