Ninjutsu – Hiraishin no Jutsu December 2, 2014
Today we will be looking at Hiraishin no Jutsu or otherwise known as Flying Thunder God Technique. It’s a common misconception that people think Hiraishin Jutsu are same or developed from Shunshin Jutsu. In reality it is not, this is due to the nature of Hiraishin revolves around the manipulation of the space–time continuum rather than simply accelerated movement which in return provide greater speed and range.
Basically The Hiraishin no Jutsu is a technique created by the Second Hokage, Tobirama Senju,which allows the user to transport themselves to a given marked location instantaneously. However to activate this technique, the user need places a special seal or “technique formula” (術式, jutsu-shiki) to mark an intended destination. After this is done, they can at will enter a dimensional void that instantaneously transports them to the location of the seal.
The mark can be applied to almost any area through brief physical contact, including an opponent or other surrounding feature. Because this technique is able to affect anything that is in contact with the user or somehow connected to their chakra, they can also use this technique to teleport other objects or people, though the size of the object dictates the amount of chakra required. As Minato also noted, the marking formula never disappears from a marked target. The technique is apparently extremely complex as less skilled users need to work together to perform it.
There are 2 well known Shinobies able to use this technique, first is the Second Hokage, Tobirama Senju. As its creator, Tobirama’s skills with this technique was considerable. Combined with his natural speed and reflexes, Tobirama was hailed as the fastest shinobi of his time. As the general basis of the technique, Tobirama uses a unique seal to mark his targets, tools, or desired location to teleport himself to instantly. He is also skilled enough to teleport not only himself, but other people along with him over some distance.
The other user is the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze. Due to his exploits with this technique, Minato Namikaze gained the moniker of “Konoha’s Yellow Flash” (木ノ葉の黄色い閃光, Konoha no Kiiroi Senkō).
Minato commonly applied the formula in advance to his special kunai, which he would scatter all over the battlefield when a fight commenced, so that they could be teleported to at any time. Using such tactics, Konohagakure even proved victorious in a battle against Iwagakure during the Third Shinobi World War, despite already being vastly outnumbered by appearing randomly into the enemy’s lines, using his great speed to seemingly be in several places at once and wipe out entire squadrons before they could even react. With his great reflexes, he could use the Flying Thunder God — Second Step to teleport at short-range, allowing him simultaneously dodge an attack and strike at the opponent’s blindside.