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Amenotejikara is a space–time ninjutsu used by Sasuke Uchiha through the power of his Rinnegan, which was entrusted to him by the Sage of Six Paths.[1]

Usage

Using his left eye, Sasuke can shift himself between spaces, causing anything currently occupying the space he targets to swap places with him.[2] By shifting to another space during combat, Sasuke can avoid his opponent's techniques in an instant,[3] and by swapping places with a weapon, such as his sword, he can leave behind a trap for an approaching enemy.[4] Sasuke can also use this technique to escape from restraints and bind an opponent in his place,[5] or to discard any foreign weapons embedded in his body.[6] Despite this technique stemming from his Rinnegan, Sasuke does not actually need to be looking at an object in order to swap places with it.[7]

Sasuke can also target other objects and individuals with this technique in order to shift them to another space in his surroundings.[8] This allows him to transport a weapon into his hand, or to project one of his techniques, such as the Chidori, to a remote location.[5] By launching an attack and then bringing his opponent to him at the last possible moment, Sasuke can ensure that his techniques hit their mark.[9] However, the opponent must be within a certain range of him for this to take effect, and with sufficient speed, it is possible to escape this technique's range before it can be activated.[10] While storing the chakra of the nine tailed beasts within his Susanoo, Sasuke demonstrated the ability to shift both himself and his Susanoo behind Naruto Uzumaki, who was a considerable distance away.[11]

Upon first obtaining his Rinnegan, Sasuke had to wait for his eye to recharge after using this technique several times in quick succession,[12] and further overuse would cause his eye to bleed.[13] In adulthood, Sasuke is able to use this technique even while his Rinnegan's ocular power is diminished due to using its other abilities.[14][15]

Influence

This technique's name comes from Ame-no-tajikarao, the Japanese deity who used his brute strength to pull Amaterasu out of the cave where she was hiding from her brother, thus returning sunlight to the world. The technique's workings may be derived from the Iwato dance of the Sada Shrine; after Ame-no-tajikarao opens the cave and Amaterasu emerges, he takes her place inside the cave.

Trivia

  • According to Sasuke, this technique is a result of being blessed with the Sage of Six Paths' power.[16]
  • Despite being a space–time ninjutsu rather than accelerated movement, Naruto Uzumaki once described this technique as being similar to the Body Flicker Technique.[16]

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fourth Databook, page 230
  2. Naruto chapter 685, pages 16-17
  3. Naruto chapter 674, page 2
  4. Naruto chapter 674, pages 7-8
  5. 5.0 5.1 Boruto episode 65
  6. Boruto chapter 38, pages 9-10
  7. Boruto: Naruto the Movie
  8. Naruto chapter 682, page 9
  9. Naruto chapter 674, pages 11-13
  10. Naruto chapter 674, page 14
  11. Naruto chapter 696, pages 8-10
  12. Naruto chapter 687, page 4
  13. Naruto chapter 686, page 14
  14. Naruto chapter 700+6, page 3
  15. Naruto chapter 700+8, page 17
  16. 16.0 16.1 Naruto chapter 681, page 3
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