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|top={{Looking for|the jutsu|the chapter|Izanagi (chapter)|Izanagi}}
|image=Izanagi 1.png
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|ref=<ref name="d4">''[[Jin no Sho]]'', page 231</ref>
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|image=Izanagi 1.png;When Danzō is hit by Sasuke's Susanoo arrow…
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Izanagi New2.png;…he casts Izanagi to nullify the damage…
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Izanagi 4.png;…and continues as if nothing happened.
 
|kanji=イザナギ
 
|kanji=イザナギ
 
|unnamed jutsu=No
 
|unnamed jutsu=No
 
|romaji=Izanagi
 
|romaji=Izanagi
|parent jutsu=Creation of All Things
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|parent jutsu=Creation of All Things Technique
 
|related jutsu=Izanami
 
|related jutsu=Izanami
 
|jutsu classification=Kekkei Genkai~Sharingan, Genjutsu, Kinjutsu, Dōjutsu,
 
|jutsu classification=Kekkei Genkai~Sharingan, Genjutsu, Kinjutsu, Dōjutsu,
|jutsu type=Yin–Yang Release,
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|jutsu type=Yin Release, Yang Release <!-- Do not change this to Yin-Yang Release. See the Yin-Yang Release talkpage for more info. -->
|jutsu class type=Supplementary
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|jutsu class type=Defensive, Supplementary
 
|jutsu range=Short
 
|jutsu range=Short
|users=Danzō Shimura, Tobi <!-- Do not add the Sage of the Six Paths. See http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Talk:Izanagi#Creation_of_All_Things_.3D_Izanagi -->
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|users=Danzō Shimura, Madara Uchiha, Obito Uchiha, Baru Uchiha~anime, Naka Uchiha~anime, Rai Uchiha~anime <!-- Do not add the Sage of the Six Paths. See talkpage for more info. -->
 
|hand signs=Rabbit, Boar, Ram
 
|hand signs=Rabbit, Boar, Ram
 
|debut manga=476
 
|debut manga=476
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|boruto=No
 
|debut anime=209
 
|debut anime=209
 
|debut shippuden=Yes
 
|debut shippuden=Yes
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|boruto anime=No
 
|game debut=Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Impact
 
|game debut=Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Impact
 
|jutsu media=Anime, Manga, Game
 
|jutsu media=Anime, Manga, Game
 
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'''Izanagi''' is a [[genjutsu]] that is cast on the user instead of others and is the most powerful amongst this type of genjutsu.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 479, page 4</ref> When activated, the caster removes the boundaries between reality and illusion within their personal space. To a degree this allows the user to [[Wikipedia:Reality warping|control their own state of existence]], but it is normally only active for the briefest of moments.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 479, page 3</ref>
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'''Izanagi''' is a [[genjutsu]] performed with the [[Sharingan]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 479, page 4</ref>
   
While the user remains physically real while fighting, this technique is capable of turning any occurrence including injuries and even death inflicted upon themselves while the technique is active into mere "illusions". Whenever the user receives a fatal injury, he or she automatically fades away as though they were an illusion all along and then returns back to reality; physically real and unscathed. The technique is based on an ability the [[Sage of the Six Paths]] had, referred to as {{Translation|"''[[Creation of All Things]]''"|万物創造|Banbutsu Sōzō}}. The process he used is explained to have initially involved the administration of imagination, and the spiritual energy which forms the basis of [[Yin]] chakra to create shape and form from nothingness. Then, through the application of vitality, and the physical energy which forms the basis of [[Yang]] chakra, he would breathe life into the prior form. Thus, a technique with the power to turn imagination into reality was born, known as Izanagi.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 510, pages 11-12</ref>
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== Overview ==
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With a normal genjutsu, a user will apply an illusion to a target's senses, causing the target to experience things that are not real. With Izanagi, the user applies an illusion to reality itself, giving the user control over what is and is not real for as long as Izanagi is active. Users typically do this in order to protect themselves, negating any injuries they receive or even their deaths. When this happens, their injured self fades away as an illusion and their non-injured self immediately materialises in the previous self's place.<ref name="c479">''Naruto'' chapter 479, pages 2-4</ref> In the anime, users are shown extending Izanagi's influence beyond their personal reality, affecting their surroundings and those within it.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 338</ref>
   
Izanagi can only be used by those with the genetic traits of the Sage of the Six Paths. The [[Uchiha]], descended from the Sage, are able to perform Izanagi with their [[Sharingan]]. In exchange for the brief control of reality that it allows them, the Sharingan with which Izanagi is cast becomes blind. For this reason the Uchiha labelled it a [[kinjutsu]]. [[Danzō Shimura]], in an effort to make practical use of the technique, had ten Sharingan embedded into his right arm.
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Izanagi is based on the [[Creation of All Things Technique]], used by the [[Sage of Six Paths]] to turn imagination into reality. The process is explained to use [[spiritual energy]] – which forms the basis of [[Yin Release]] – to create shape from nothingness. Then, through the application of [[physical energy]] – which forms the basis of [[Yang Release]] – the shape has life breathed into it.<ref name="c510">''Naruto'' chapter 510, pages 10-11</ref> Members of the [[Uchiha clan]], as descendants of the Sage, perform Izanagi with their [[Sharingan]]. In exchange for the brief control over reality that Izanagi grants them, the Sharingan that they perform it with becomes blind;<ref name="c479"/> only awakening the [[Rinnegan]] restores the eye's vision.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 681, pages 14</ref> Because the Uchiha prized their Sharingan, to lose it in this way prompted them to label it [[kinjutsu]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 478, pages 17</ref>
   
To make full use of Izanagi, users must also have the genetic traits of the [[Senju]], who are also descended from the Sage. Partially for this reason Danzō had some of [[Hashirama Senju]]'s [[Wood Release|DNA]] transplanted into his arm, which extended the lifespan of each Sharingan's Izanagi to a minute, allowing him to use the technique for up to ten minutes in total, with breaks in between as he deemed necessary. This had the added benefit of increasing his physical energy and vitality as well as access to [[Wood Release]] which could be used to subjugate [[tailed beasts]]. However, because Danzō is not an Uchiha, his chakra levels drop substantially every time a new Sharingan is used to activate the technique. [[Tobi]] also makes use of Hashirama's DNA, though he claims to have gained control of it, unlike Danzō.
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Because Uchiha only possess half of the Sage's chakra, they can only keep Izanagi active for a few seconds.<ref name="c479"/> To maximize Izanagi's duration, it is necessary to recreate the Sage's chakra by also having genetic material of the Sage's other descendants, the [[Senju]].<ref name="c510"/> [[Danzō Shimura]] receives both [[Shin Uchiha|Uchiha]] and [[Hashirama|Senju]] implants, allowing him to use Izanagi for one minute. As this is still not very long, he has ten Sharingan implanted in his right arm, giving him up to ten minutes' worth of Izanagi with breaks in between as he chooses.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 479, page 5</ref> Since he is not an Uchiha, each use of Izanagi causes Danzō's [[chakra]] to drop significantly.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 479, page 12</ref> [[Obito Uchiha]], because he has control over the Senju cells he uses, is able to keep a single Izanagi active for significantly longer than Danzō.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 510, page 12</ref>
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As with other Sharingan-based techniques, Izanagi can be programmed to activate under certain conditions. [[Madara Uchiha]] did so to undo his death after he'd been entombed, restoring him to life without anyone knowing.<ref name="c681">''Naruto'' chapter 681, pages 13</ref>
   
 
== Influence ==
 
== Influence ==
Like the various techniques used with the Sharingan, this technique is named after a [[Wikipedia:Shinto|Shintō]] [[Wikipedia:Kami|god]]. In this case, it is [[Wikipedia:Izanagi|Izanagi]], who, together with his sister and wife [[Wikipedia:Izanami|Izanami]], created the islands and other deities of Japan.
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Like the various techniques used with the Sharingan, this technique is named after a [[Wikipedia:Shinto|Shintō]] [[Wikipedia:Kami|god]]. In this case, it is [[Wikipedia:Izanagi|Izanagi]], who, together with his sister and wife [[Wikipedia:Izanami-no-Mikoto|Izanami]], created the islands and other deities of Japan.
   
One of the most famous stories about Izanagi tells the tale of how he goes into [[Wikipedia:Yomi|Yomi]], the Japanese underworld, to retrieve Izanami after she died giving birth to the Shinto fire god [[Wikipedia:Kagu-tsuchi|Kagutsuchi]]. In Yomi, he manages to get Izanami and they both try to leave. However Izanagi was not supposed to look at her before they escape. Right before they reach the exit, Izanagi looks back and sees her in a decayed form. Frightened, Izanagi flees from Yomi and blocks the cave. Izanami curses Izanagi saying that she will kill 1000 people per day. In response, Izanagi says that 1500 people will be born each day.
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One of the most famous stories about Izanagi tells the tale of how he goes into [[Wikipedia:Yomi|Yomi]], the Japanese underworld, to retrieve Izanami after she died giving birth to the Shintō fire god, [[Wikipedia:Kagu-tsuchi|Kagutsuchi]]. In Yomi, he manages to get Izanami and they both try to leave, however, Izanagi was not supposed to look at her before they escape. Right before they reach the exit, Izanagi looks back and sees her in a decayed form. Frightened, Izanagi flees from Yomi and blocks the cave. Izanami curses Izanagi saying that she will kill 1000 people per day. In response, Izanagi says that 1500 people will be born each day. In another variation of the story, it is stated that Izanami told Izanagi to leave, however, he came back while she slept and lit a fire that revealed her decayed form, prompting him to escape out of fright, and barricade her inside with a giant boulder.
   
After his failed attempt to get Izanami, he washes himself in a stream. As he cleans his left eye, [[Wikipedia:Amaterasu|Amaterasu]] is born, as he cleans his right eye, [[Wikipedia:Tsukuyomi|Tsukuyomi]] is born, and as he cleans his nose, [[Wikipedia:Susanoo|Susanoo]] is born.
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After his failed attempt to get Izanami, he washed himself in a stream. As he cleaned his left eye, [[Wikipedia:Amaterasu|Amaterasu]] was born, as he cleaned his right eye, [[Wikipedia:Tsukuyomi|Tsukuyomi]] was born, and as he cleaned his nose, [[Wikipedia:Susanoo|Susanoo]] was born.
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* In ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations]]'', Danzō uses this as his ultimate technique, letting his Wood Release go out of control, creating a tree that crushes both himself and the opponent, and activating Izanagi at the last moment to escape harm.
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* Because members of the Uchiha clan previously abused the use of Izanagi, [[Izanami]] was created as a way to punish those who would misuse it. Like Izanagi, Izanami also blinds the Sharingan that it is performed with.<ref name="c587">''Naruto'' chapter 587, pages 4-6</ref>
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* During initial depictions of Izanagi, the blindness it causes is represented by the eye's lids closing.<ref name="c479"/><ref name="c510"/> After the blindness caused by Izanami is depicted as turning the eye a blank white,<ref name="c587"/> Izanagi starts being depicted the same way.<ref name="c681"/>
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* In the ''[[Naruto: Ultimate Ninja (series)|Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm]]'' series, Danzō uses this as part of his ultimate technique, letting his Wood Release go out of control, creating a tree that crushes both himself and the opponent, and activating Izanagi at the last moment to escape unharmed.
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* Despite Madara using a time-activated Izanagi in the manga, he is not listed as a user of Izanagi in ''[[Jin no Sho]]''.<ref name="d4"/>
   
 
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Latest revision as of 22:28, June 5, 2020

This is the article on the jutsu. For the chapter, head to Izanagi.

Izanagi is a genjutsu performed with the Sharingan.[2]

Overview Edit

With a normal genjutsu, a user will apply an illusion to a target's senses, causing the target to experience things that are not real. With Izanagi, the user applies an illusion to reality itself, giving the user control over what is and is not real for as long as Izanagi is active. Users typically do this in order to protect themselves, negating any injuries they receive or even their deaths. When this happens, their injured self fades away as an illusion and their non-injured self immediately materialises in the previous self's place.[3] In the anime, users are shown extending Izanagi's influence beyond their personal reality, affecting their surroundings and those within it.[4]

Izanagi is based on the Creation of All Things Technique, used by the Sage of Six Paths to turn imagination into reality. The process is explained to use spiritual energy – which forms the basis of Yin Release – to create shape from nothingness. Then, through the application of physical energy – which forms the basis of Yang Release – the shape has life breathed into it.[5] Members of the Uchiha clan, as descendants of the Sage, perform Izanagi with their Sharingan. In exchange for the brief control over reality that Izanagi grants them, the Sharingan that they perform it with becomes blind;[3] only awakening the Rinnegan restores the eye's vision.[6] Because the Uchiha prized their Sharingan, to lose it in this way prompted them to label it kinjutsu.[7]

Because Uchiha only possess half of the Sage's chakra, they can only keep Izanagi active for a few seconds.[3] To maximize Izanagi's duration, it is necessary to recreate the Sage's chakra by also having genetic material of the Sage's other descendants, the Senju.[5] Danzō Shimura receives both Uchiha and Senju implants, allowing him to use Izanagi for one minute. As this is still not very long, he has ten Sharingan implanted in his right arm, giving him up to ten minutes' worth of Izanagi with breaks in between as he chooses.[8] Since he is not an Uchiha, each use of Izanagi causes Danzō's chakra to drop significantly.[9] Obito Uchiha, because he has control over the Senju cells he uses, is able to keep a single Izanagi active for significantly longer than Danzō.[10]

As with other Sharingan-based techniques, Izanagi can be programmed to activate under certain conditions. Madara Uchiha did so to undo his death after he'd been entombed, restoring him to life without anyone knowing.[11]

Influence Edit

Like the various techniques used with the Sharingan, this technique is named after a Shintō god. In this case, it is Izanagi, who, together with his sister and wife Izanami, created the islands and other deities of Japan.

One of the most famous stories about Izanagi tells the tale of how he goes into Yomi, the Japanese underworld, to retrieve Izanami after she died giving birth to the Shintō fire god, Kagutsuchi. In Yomi, he manages to get Izanami and they both try to leave, however, Izanagi was not supposed to look at her before they escape. Right before they reach the exit, Izanagi looks back and sees her in a decayed form. Frightened, Izanagi flees from Yomi and blocks the cave. Izanami curses Izanagi saying that she will kill 1000 people per day. In response, Izanagi says that 1500 people will be born each day. In another variation of the story, it is stated that Izanami told Izanagi to leave, however, he came back while she slept and lit a fire that revealed her decayed form, prompting him to escape out of fright, and barricade her inside with a giant boulder.

After his failed attempt to get Izanami, he washed himself in a stream. As he cleaned his left eye, Amaterasu was born, as he cleaned his right eye, Tsukuyomi was born, and as he cleaned his nose, Susanoo was born.

Trivia Edit

  • Because members of the Uchiha clan previously abused the use of Izanagi, Izanami was created as a way to punish those who would misuse it. Like Izanagi, Izanami also blinds the Sharingan that it is performed with.[12]
  • During initial depictions of Izanagi, the blindness it causes is represented by the eye's lids closing.[3][5] After the blindness caused by Izanami is depicted as turning the eye a blank white,[12] Izanagi starts being depicted the same way.[11]
  • In the Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm series, Danzō uses this as part of his ultimate technique, letting his Wood Release go out of control, creating a tree that crushes both himself and the opponent, and activating Izanagi at the last moment to escape unharmed.
  • Despite Madara using a time-activated Izanagi in the manga, he is not listed as a user of Izanagi in Jin no Sho.[1]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jin no Sho, page 231
  2. Naruto chapter 479, page 4
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Naruto chapter 479, pages 2-4
  4. Naruto: Shippūden episode 338
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Naruto chapter 510, pages 10-11
  6. Naruto chapter 681, pages 14
  7. Naruto chapter 478, pages 17
  8. Naruto chapter 479, page 5
  9. Naruto chapter 479, page 12
  10. Naruto chapter 510, page 12
  11. 11.0 11.1 Naruto chapter 681, pages 13
  12. 12.0 12.1 Naruto chapter 587, pages 4-6
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