|Rōmaji||Shuriken Kage Bunshin no Jutsu|
|Literal English||Shuriken Shadow Clone Technique|
|English TV||Ninja Art: Shuriken Shadow Clone Jutsu|
|Anime||Naruto Episode #69|
|Movie||Naruto Shippūden 4: The Lost Tower|
|Game||Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2|
|OVA||A Chūnin Exam of Flames! Naruto vs. Konohamaru!!|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Game and Movie|
|Classification||Ninjutsu, Clone Techniques, Shurikenjutsu|
|Range||Short to Mid range|
|Hand seals||Ram → Rat → Bird → Boar → Tiger|
The user creates 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.
- As a technique invented by the Third Hokage, its conceptualisation and efficiency can certainly be said to be unique to the "Professor".
- In Naruto Shippūden 4: The Lost Tower, Minato was shown to be able to use this technique with his Flying Thunder God Kunai.