After using the Multiple Shadow Clone Technique, Naruto Uzumaki and his shadow clones simultaneously throw shuriken at a target. Because of how many shuriken there are and how many directions they're thrown from, the target, regardless of how skilled they may be, cannot reasonably dodge all of them.[1] As such, their only real option is to try and shield themselves to minimise the damage.[2] This focus on the shuriken inevitably creates blind-spots in the target, which is the actual purpose of this technique: the many Narutos can focus on these blind-spots to make additional attacks.[1]


  • "Four directions, eight directions" (四方八方, Shihōhappō) is an idiom meaning "from everywhere", "in all directions". The four directions are the cardinal directions: North, East, South, and West. The eight directions are these four and their halfway points: North-East, South-East, South-West, and North-West.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tō no Sho, page 233
  2. Naruto chapter 134
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