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Tobirama's Water Dragon
Kanji 水遁・水龍弾の術
Rōmaji Suiton: Suiryūdan no Jutsu
English anime Water Style: Water Dragon Jutsu
Alternative names Water Style: Water Dragon Missile
Manga Volume #2, Naruto Chapter #15
Anime Naruto Episode #9
Novel Akatsuki Hiden: Evil Flowers in Full Bloom
Movie Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
Game Naruto: Konoha Ninpōchō
OVA Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie
Classification Ninjutsu
Rank B-rank
Class Offensive
Range All ranges
Hand seals Ox → Monkey → Hare → Rat → Boar → Bird → Ox → Horse → Bird → Rat → Tiger → Dog → Tiger → Snake → Ox → Ram → Snake → Boar → Ram → Rat → Yang Water → Monkey → Bird → Dragon → Bird → Ox → Horse → Ram → Tiger → Snake → Rat → Monkey → Hare → Boar → Dragon → Ram → Rat → Ox → Monkey → Bird → Yang Water → Rat → Boar → Bird
Other jutsu
Parent jutsu
Derived jutsu

The user gathers a large amount of water and shapes it into a giant dragon, which is launched at the target with formidable might. This technique can either be performed by using a pre-existing water source, or be kneaded within the user's stomach and expelled through their mouth, with the latter requiring more skill. The amount of water used is proportional to the user's skill.


  • When written as "水流", suiryū means "water current".
  • During this technique's first appearance, forty-four hand seals were used to perform it; the highest amount of hand seals necessary to use a technique shown in the series so far. Later appearances of this technique, however, have implied that the exact number of seals required isn't fixed.[2][3][4]
  • In Naruto Shippūden the Movie, when Shizuku was under the influence of medically altered chakra, she was able to control the water dragon to seek out her targets from a great distance.

See Also


  1. Rin no Sho, page 201
  2. Naruto chapter 120, page 4
  3. Naruto chapter 577, page 4
  4. Naruto chapter 587, pages 10-11