This is the article on the dōjutsu. For the episode, head to The Ketsuryūgan.
Ketsuryūgan Symbol.svg
Kanji 血龍眼
Rōmaji Ketsuryūgan
Literal English Blood Dragon Eye
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #484
Novel Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Blazing
Appears in Anime, Novel, Game
Classification Kekkei Genkai, Dōjutsu
Known Wielders

The Ketsuryūgan (血龍眼, literally meaning: Blood Dragon Eye), is a dōjutsu, which appears in certain individuals of the Chinoike clan. The Ketsuryūgan is recognised by its reddish colour, giving a special appearance for the users of this dōjutsu, characterised as holders of "eyes as red as blood". Its power earned it comparison to the Three Great Dōjutsu.

The Ketsuryūgan confers genjutsu casting abilities, either by making physical skin contact with the target or meeting each other's gaze. Upon which, they can hypnotise the victim in a variety of ways, or even delve deep into their minds to extract information. The Ketsuryūgan also gave the users the ability to manipulate iron, or more accurately, any liquid with a high iron concentration. As such, fitting with its moniker, the Ketsuryūgan can manipulate the blood within a living target, whether if be themselves or another being.


  • When written as 血流, ketsuryū means "blood flow".
  • The Ketsuryūgan's description in both appearance and genjutsu might is similar to the Kekkei Genkai of Ranmaru from the Kurosuki Family Removal Mission filler arc. It is unknown whether the two dōjutsu are one and the same. However, the anime's depiction of both dōjutsu gave a clear difference in design between them.
  • Ranmaru's Kekkei Genkai fits the description of the Ketsuryūgan from Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise. It is unknown whether the two dōjutsu are one and the same. The anime's depiction of this dōjutsu, however, gave clear difference in design between the two.