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Ninjutsu: Chidori

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After learning about 2 most powerful genjutsu, we will start learning about the ninjutsu today. There are so many ninjutsu and the variation of them so we shall look at some unique jutsu for now. So without further ado, we will be learning about Chidori for today.

The Chidori (千鳥; Literally meaning “A Thousand Birds”) is Kakashi Hatake’s first original technique, though he more frequently uses an S-ranked version known as the Raikiri(雷切: Means “Lightning Cutter”) . He created it around the time he was promoted to jōnin, and later taught it to Sasuke Uchiha.


This technique channels a large amount of lightning type chakra to the user’s hand. The amount of chakra is so great that it becomes visible. The high concentration of electricity produces a sound reminiscent of many birds chirping, hence the name.[ Once the technique is completed, the user charges forward and thrusts the Chidori into the target. This produces heavy amounts of damage that is usually fatal. This technique is classified as an assassination technique because of the speed at which it is performed, despite the loud noise it produces. Chidori can also be used to simply electrocute the opponent without impaling them.


This technique has a major drawback, however. The speed at which the attack must be done, combined with the fact that the user must run in a straight line, causes a tunnel vision-like effect for the user. This allows the enemy to easily counter the attack, making it a potentially lethal move for the user. Though this drawback would seem to make learning the technique fairly pointless, Sasuke and Kakashi are able to avoid the drawback because of their Sharingan, which takes in every detail, regardless of how fast the user is moving.


As an additional drawback, the large amount of chakra required limits the number of times this technique can be performed per day. An additional problem, though not necessarily a debilitating one, is the fact that the large amount of chakra can also injure the user’s hand if they put too much force into the attack.