Genjutsu Technique – Amaterasu November 12, 2014
Few days ago we’re learning about Tsukuyomi as a powerful Genjutsu technique so today we will be learning Tsukuyomi ‘opposite’, The Amaterasu technique
Amaterasu is a technique that uses the highest level of Fire Release. It is said to represent the “Material World and Light” (物質界と光, Busshitsukai to Hikari), the antipode to Tsukuyomi — a genjutsu of similar power and a fellow Mangekyō Sharingan dōjutsu. Use of the technique will place great deal of strain on the user’s eyes, usually causing their eyes to bleed.
The jet-black flames of the Amaterasu, said to be “the fires from hell” and as hot as the sun itself. By focusing their vision upon an object the user is able to ignite the flames, ignite at the focus of the user’s vision.
The black flames of Amaterasu are stated to burn through mostly anything in their path, even smothering regular fire techniques with ease. Amaterasu is said to never stop burning; even when whatever is caught by Amaterasu is completely reduced to ash or destroyed, it can still continue burning for seven days and seven nights. It cannot be extinguished with water or any other normal methods. However, the flames cannot burn through chakra, as they failed to burn into or through is Gaara’s chakra-infused sand, while Naruto managed to prevent the flames from reaching his flesh with Kurama’s chakra cloak.
However, the flames burn fairly slowly compared to ordinary flames. This allows anyone struck by Amaterasu an opportunity to remove whatever clothing or body parts have been caught ablaze The flames can also be extinguished by the user that summoned them, albeit it puts additional great strain on their eyes.