This is the article on the technique. For other uses, see Eight Gates Released Formation (disambiguation).

This is a heightened state that is achieved by opening all Eight Gates.[2] The user opens their body's eighth gate by puncturing themselves just above the heart,[3] causing a bloody steam (resembling a flaming red aura) to start emanating from their pores, hair, and eyebrows.[4] Their body will continue to heat up until it's been cooked from the inside-out, reducing the user to ash.[5] Opening all of the Eight Gates inevitably leads to death.[2]

While all of the Eight Gates are open, the user's heart pumps at maximum power, granting them power a hundred times greater than they are usually capable of, far beyond that of the Five Kage.[6] Might Duy, the "Eternal Genin", was able to fight the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist and (in the anime) kill four of them.[7][8] Might Guy is able to gradually overwhelm Madara Uchiha – the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki at the time – earning him comparisons to Hashirama Senju.[9]



  1. Jin no Sho, page 280
  2. 2.0 2.1 Naruto chapter 85, page 9
  3. Naruto chapter 668, page 3
  4. Naruto chapter 668, page 16
  5. 5.0 5.1 Naruto chapter 672, pages 15-17
  6. Naruto chapter 669, page 4
  7. Naruto chapter 668, page 13
  8. Naruto: Shippūden episode 456
  9. Naruto chapter 669, page 17