Water Release: Bubbles Technique

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Water Release: Bubbles Technique [1]
  • Utakata surrounds the enemies with bubbles…
  • …which explode in contact…
  • …or explode at Utakata's will.
Kanji 水遁・泡沫の術
Rōmaji Suiton: Hōmatsu no Jutsu
Literal English Water Release: Bubbles Technique
Viz manga Water Style: Bubble Jutsu
Manga Chapter #564
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #324
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
Appears in Anime, Manga and Game
Classification Ninjutsu
Class Offensive
Range Mid-range
Other jutsu
Parent jutsu
Derived jutsu
Water Release: Bubbles Technique — Drift

After blowing dozens of bubbles, the user manipulates them to surround the enemy in all directions. Only the slightest amount of physical contact with an opponent is required to make these bubbles burst, resulting in a small but powerful explosion when they do. The user can then make the entirety detonate simultaneously with a snap of their fingers.


  • 泡沫 is written with two kanji that both mean "bubble". The word can also be pronounced as "utakata", also carrying the meaning of something ephemeral and transient like a soap bubble.
  • Prior to the technique's introduction in the manga, the anime introduced a similar singular variant.


  1. Fourth Databook, page 320

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