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Shuriken Shadow Clone Technique
Kanji 手裏剣影分身の術
Rōmaji Shuriken Kage Bunshin no Jutsu
English anime Ninja Art: Shuriken Shadow Clone Jutsu
Manga Volume #13, Naruto Chapter #117
Anime Naruto Episode #69
Movie Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Lost Tower
Game Naruto: Konoha Ninpōchō
OVA Chūnin Exam on Fire! Naruto vs. Konohamaru!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
Classification Ninjutsu, Clone Techniques, Shurikenjutsu
Rank A-rank
Class Offensive
Range Short to Mid range
Hand seals Ox → Dog → Dragon → Rat → Dog → Boar → Snake → Tiger
Other jutsu
Derived jutsu
Related jutsu
All Directions Shuriken, Shadow Clone Technique

The Shuriken Shadow Clone Technique is a shurikenjutsu technique invented by Hiruzen Sarutobi, whose conceptualisation and efficiency with it can certainly be said to be unique to the "Professor".


The user creates up to a thousand shadow clones from one shuriken, striking down the enemy. This is a technique that combines ninja tools with ninjutsu. Compared to normal shadow clones, clones of material objects are said to be on a far higher level. There is no need for preparations beforehand, like stocking up on shuriken, or kunai, yet since the shadow clones are real and not illusions, all the shadow blades that fly around are equally lethal. Because the clones form in just an instant, completely evading them is next to impossible. This technique can also be used on fūma shuriken, increasing its lethality.[3]


See Also


  1. Rin no Sho, page 196
  2. Hyō no Sho, page 163
  3. Naruto chapter 639, page 6
  4. Naruto episode 163
  5. Naruto: Shippūden episode 361
  6. Naruto: Shippūden episode 378
  7. Boruto episode 65