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Summoning Technique [1][2]
Summoning Technique
Kanji 口寄せの術
Rōmaji Kuchiyose no Jutsu
Literal English Summoning Technique
Viz manga Shinobi Conjuration
English TV Summoning Jutsu
Other Ninja Art: Summoning Jutsu
Manga Chapter #29
Anime Naruto Episode #17
Movie Naruto Shippūden the Movie
Game Naruto: Ninja Council
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game and Movie
Classification Ninjutsu, Space–Time Ninjutsu
Rank C-rank
Class Offensive, Defensive, Supplementary
Hand seals Boar → Dog → Bird → Monkey → Ram[3]
Other jutsu
Derived jutsu
Amplification Summoning Technique

Related jutsu
Reverse Summoning Technique

The Summoning Technique is a space–time ninjutsu that allows the summoner to transport animals or people across long distances instantly via blood.


Before an animal summoning can be performed, a prospective summoner must first sign a contract with a given species.[4] The contract comes in the form of a scroll, on which the contractor uses their own blood to sign their name and place their fingerprints and once signed it is valid even after the contractors death as long as the contract itself remains intact.[5][6] After this they need only offer an additional donation of blood on the hand they signed the contract with, mould their chakra with hand seals and then plant the hand they signed the contract with at the location they wish to summon the creature.[7] The amount of chakra used during the summoning determines how powerful the summoned creature can be.

Orochimaru's Summoning Tattoo

Orochimaru's summoning tattoo.

It should be noted that anyone can summon a contracted animal as long as they have the blood of someone who has made a contract, the seal of the summoned creature and a source of sufficient chakra that the summon will accept.[8][9] A creature is capable of determining who is attempting to summon it from the chakra used.[10][11]

While most summoners have only been shown capable of summoning one type of creature, Nagato (through the Animal Path) was able to summon several different animals and even people, and seemingly did not require a blood offering when performing this technique. Sasuke is able to summon both snakes and hawks, though he has never been seen summoning both species at the same time.

Other Information

Once summoned, the animal can perform a task or help the user in battle. The summon is not required to help the user, and may be more of a hindrance than an ally. In addition, summons are able to summon their summoner. They may also wear a forehead protector, suggesting a loyalty to only one village. Summoning can serve as a base for other techniques, as is the case with Summoning: Food Cart Destroyer Technique and Summoning: Quick Beheading Dance. In the event that a summon is busy, a substitute can choose to be summoned in their stead.[12]

Known Summoning Domains


  • In real-life Japan, the term kuchiyose (口寄せ, Literally meaning: drawing in to speak) refers to the practice of allowing spirits — like those of the dead or kami — to possess one's body and speak through it.
  • In the anime, it was shown that if a user attempts to summon an animal without first signing a contract, the user will be teleported to the home of the animal they have a natural affinity for.[13]
  • Its currently unknown if someone without the Animal Path can summon two different species of animal at the same time.

See Also


  1. First Databook, page 182
  2. Official Fanbook, page 163
  3. Chapter 477, page 9
  4. Chapter 92, page 14
  5. Chapter 530, page 14
  6. Chapter 577, page 14
  7. Chapter 92, page 19
  8. Chapter 169, page 17
  9. Chapter 363, page 10
  10. Chapter 170, page 4 — Manda believes Orochimaru summoned him
  11. Chapter 561, page 11
  12. Chapter 634, page 1
  13. Naruto: Shippūden 127

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