Yang Release

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Yang Release (陽遁, Yōton; Viz "Light Style") techniques, based on the physical energy that governs vitality, can be used to breathe life into form. When combined with Yin Release, it allows for the use of Yin–Yang Release.[1] Yang is depicted as white in the manga and blue in the anime. The Six Paths Yang Power is represented by a sun marking on the wielder's right palm.

Yin and Yang were first mentioned in name by Yamato during Naruto Uzumaki's nature transformation training.[2] Yang can be found in the name of two barrier techniques, the Four Red Yang Formation and Six Red Yang Formation.

Kyubi Chakra Mode

Naruto's Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, which uses the fox's Yang chakra.

Yang chakra is also part of the tailed beasts' chakra. During the Nine-Tails' attack on Konoha, Minato Namikaze used the Eight Trigrams Sealing Style to seal the Yang half of the fox's chakra within Naruto.[3] Whenever Naruto is in Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, Wood Release techniques react to the Yang chakra's vitalising properties and mature into full-grown trees within a matter of seconds, either through contact or close proximity.[4] This was also shown to have the same effect on White Zetsu, whose genetic make-up is similar to that of plants.[5] The Akimichi clan's Multi-Size Technique also falls under Yang Release.

After receiving the Six Paths Yang Power from Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki, Naruto developed the ability to stabilise life forces and restore missing organs through physical contact. However, there appears to be a limit to the extent to which this power can heal. For example, Naruto was able to resuscitate Obito Uchiha, but both were aware that his death was unavoidable and when the latter was struck with the All-Killing Ash Bones, Naruto's power could do nothing to prevent him from crumbling to dust.


  • Yang Release shares the same romanisation as Lava Release.

See Also


  1. Naruto chapter 510, pages 11-12
  2. Naruto chapter 316, pages 9
  3. Naruto chapter 370, pages 12-13
  4. Naruto chapter 505, page 8
  5. Naruto chapter 545, page 14

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