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  • Nagato using the technique.
  • Large-scale Shinra Tensei effect.
Name
Kanji 神羅天征
Rōmaji Shinra Tensei
Literal English Heavenly Subjugation of the Omnipresent God
English anime Almighty Push
Debut
Manga Volume #45, Naruto Chapter #420
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #157
Movie Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie
Game Naruto Shippūden: Shinobi Rumble
OVA Naruto Shippūden: UNSG anime cutscenes
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
Data
Classification Rinnegan Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu, Dōjutsu
Class Offensive, Defensive
Range All ranges
Other jutsu
Parent jutsu
Derived jutsu
Related jutsu
Banshō Ten'in
Users

Shinra Tensei is a technique used through the Deva Path of the Rinnegan, said to be its pinnacle ability.[1]

Overview

Shinra Tensei can only be used by those who can manipulate the five basic nature transformations.[1] The user creates a "repulsive force" (斥力, sekiryoku), which pushes away everything in the vicinity. This repulsive force is most commonly created around the user as a defense, repelling nearby opponents or incoming ninjutsu;[2] it can also be used to disperse ninjutsu that have already struck the user, such as Amaterasu.[3] Alternatively, the repulsive force can be created away from the user, destroying whatever is at the designated location.[4]

Shinra Tensei's strength and area of effect are determined by how much chakra is used. In its typical usage, it repels only within a few feet's distance and has enough force to destroy earthen constructs.[5] Nagato, after cutting off control of his other Six Paths of Pain and channeling all his chakra to the Deva Path, performs a Shinra Tensei that is large enough and powerful enough to reduce Konohagakure to a deep crater; doing this shortens his life[4] and afterwards dulls the responsive of his Six Paths of Pain.[6] At its standard strength, opponents can resist Shinra Tensei by securing themselves to the ground: coating their feet with chakra to increase traction,[7] digging in deeply enough to counter repulsion,[8] or grouping together to minimize the repulsive force's influence.[9]

After Shinra Tensei is performed, there is a brief cooldown period during which it and other Deva Path abilities cannot be used. At a minimum, this cooldown is five seconds. During large-scale uses, such as the one that destroyed Konoha, the cooldown takes several minutes.[10]

Influence

The names of Shinra Tensei and its companion ability, Banshō Ten'in, are derived from Shinra Banshō (神羅万象, Literally meaning: Everything Covered by God), a Japanese four-character idiom and homophone variant of Shinra Banshō (森羅万象, Literally meaning: All-Covering Forests and Ten Thousand Things), a Buddhist idiom which has come to mean "All of Nature" or "All of Creation".

Trivia

Tendo in the orb

The Shinra Tensei orb.

  • In the anime, Shinra Tensei is sometimes depicted as an orb of varying colours which surrounds the Deva Path.
  • In Naruto Shippūden: Shinobi Rumble, an enhanced, "Full Throttle" version of the technique called "Shinra Tensei: Seiatsu" (神羅天征・征圧, Literally meaning: Heavenly Subjugation of the Omnipresent God: Subjugating Pressure) can be performed.

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jin no Sho, page 260
  2. Naruto chapter 421, page 14
  3. Naruto chapter 550, page 14
  4. 4.0 4.1 Naruto chapter 429, page 10-13
  5. Naruto chapter 420, page 10
  6. Naruto chapter 430, page 14
  7. Naruto chapter 429, page 1
  8. Naruto chapter 438, pages 5-6
  9. Naruto chapter 443, pages 16
  10. Naruto chapter 434, page 9-10