This is the article on the genjutsu. For other uses, see Infinite Tsukuyomi (disambiguation).

The Infinite Tsukuyomi is an extremely powerful genjutsu that traps the entire world in an illusion, enslaving the human population in a dream so that their chakra may be drawn upon by the God Tree.


Infinite Tsukuyomi cast through the God Tree's blossoming flower.

To cast a genjutsu of this scale, the user's Rinne Sharingan must be reflected off of the moon.[2] The exact method of achieving this varies from user to user: in the anime Kaguya Ōtsutsuki uses Yomotsu Hirasaka to create a portal to a dimension containing a moon;[3] Obito Uchiha produces the Ten-Tails and transforms it into a construct of the God Tree, which has a Rinne Sharingan within the blooming flower at its top;[4] Madara Uchiha, per his Eye of the Moon Plan, flies into the sky and reflects his own Rinne Sharingan off of the moon.[5]

Once cast, the penetrating light of the Infinite Tsukuyomi shines across the world, bright enough to dispel the night for as long as it is active. All those who fall under its gaze are trapped in the genjutsu, with the Rinnegan's design appearing in their eyes to represent its influence. Victims of the Infinite Tsukuyomi are rendered immobile so long as they are under its effects, allowing them to easily be wrapped by the bark of the God Tree's roots using God: Nativity of a World of Trees.[6] Over the course of years,[7] humans connected to the tree in this manner are gradually drained of their life energy, personalities and defining features, reducing them to shells of their former selves and ultimately converting them into White Zetsu[8][9] while at the same time, producing a new Chakra Fruit in the process. The user can also draw upon the chakra of those bound to the tree, causing it to erupt from the ground and enter their own body.[10] In the anime, the technique seemed to need perfecting as Kaguya discovered in her first usage: most of those trapped in Infinite Tsukuyomi such as Haori died after being trapped in the genjutsu instead of being converted into White Zetsu.[11]

Certain individuals are immune to the Infinite Tsukuyomi. The dead, such as those brought back with the Impure World Reincarnation, are impervious to the Infinite Tsukuyomi.[12] White Zetsu, Black Zetsu, and those whose body Black Zetsu coats are also unaffected.[13] However, a foreign soul that has taken over the body of a White Zetsu is still vulnerable to the genjutsu.[14] A Rinnegan user can block the light of the Infinite Tsukuyomi, saving themselves and those within their range from its control.[13] In fact, Rinnegan users, through combination with the chakra of the nine tailed beasts, are the only ones capable of ending the Infinite Tsukuyomi and releasing those trapped within its dreams. Should these be possessed by two different people, they must form the rat hand seal together in order to release the technique.[15]

Known Dreams

Those under the influence of the Infinite Tsukuyomi experience dream worlds where their deepest desires are fulfilled. Only a select few of these dreams have been seen:


  • "Mugen" (夢幻) can also be translated as "dreams", "fantasy", or "visions", which fits the nature of this technique.
  • Black Zetsu revised the Stone Tablet to state that the Infinite Tsukuyomi is the salvation for the Uchiha Clan and the key to world peace, something Madara believed in.[17]
  • Sasuke referred to this technique as a genjutsu cast by the Rinnegan.[18] In the anime, Black Zetsu also connects the technique to the Rinnegan.[19]
  • In Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie, Obito casts a "Limited Tsukuyomi" (限定月読, Gentei Tsukuyomi, literally meaning: Limited Moon Reader) on Naruto and Sakura, sending them to a Genjutsu World housed within a crystal ball. As Akatsuki only has seven tailed beasts at the time, the Rinne Sharingan used has only seven tomoe.
  • Hagoromo believed that in the past, Kaguya had utilised her Byakugan in some fashion when casting the Infinite Tsukuyomi.[20]
  • In the anime, decades later, Boro would use tales of Infinite Tsukuyomi to persuade many people into joining his cult.[21]

See Also


  1. Fourth Databook, page 295
  2. Naruto chapter 606, page 12
  3. Naruto: Shippūden episode 460
  4. Naruto chapter 646, pages 11-12
  5. Naruto chapter 676, pages 16-17
  6. Naruto chapter 677
  7. Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise
  8. Naruto chapter 671, pages 8-9
  9. Naruto chapter 679, pages 8-9
  10. Naruto chapter 679, pages 4-5
  11. Naruto: Shippūden episode 461
  12. Naruto chapter 677, page 16
  13. 13.0 13.1 Naruto chapter 677, page 14
  14. Naruto chapter 677, page 9
  15. Naruto chapter 692, page 7
  16. Naruto: Shippūden episode 451
  17. Naruto chapter 681, page 11
  18. Naruto chapter 678, page 11
  19. Naruto: Shippūden episode 462
  20. Naruto chapter 671, page 9
  21. Boruto episode 199