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The 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 the use of Yin–Yang Release.[1] It is depicted as white in the manga and blue in the anime. The Six Paths' Yang power (六道の陽の力, Rikudō no Yō no Chikara) is symbolised through a sun, depicted on the wielder's right palm.

The Yang nature was mentioned for the first time by Yamato during Naruto's Rasenshuriken training, along with the Yin nature, hinting that the Akimichi's techniques are somehow connected to it. Yang can also be found in the name of two barrier techniques, Four Red Yang Formation and Six Red Yang Formation.

Kyubi Chakra Mode

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

Yang chakra is also part of a 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 Uzumaki.[2] Whenever Naruto is in Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, Wood Release techniques will react to the Yang chakra's vitalising properties and mature into full-grown trees within a matter of seconds, either by contact or close range.[3] This was also shown to have the same effect on White Zetsu Army clones, whose genetic make-up is similar to that of plants.[4]

After receiving the Yang half of Hagoromo's chakra, Naruto developed the ability to stabilise life forces and restore missing organs through the vitality bestowed upon him. However, there appears to be a limit to the extent in which Naruto's powers can heal. For example; Naruto was able to resuscitate Obito, but both were aware that his death was unavoidable and when the latter was struck with Kaguya's attack, 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 370, pages 12-13
  3. Naruto chapter 505, page 8
  4. Naruto chapter 545, page 14

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