This is the article on the kekkei genkai made up of the earth and fire natures. For the nature based on physical energy that governs life, head to Yōton.
Lava Release
Kanji 溶遁; 熔遁
Rōmaji Yōton
Literal English Lava Release
English TV Corrosion Style, Lava Style
Manga Volume #50, Naruto Chapter #466
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #121
Novel Gaara Hiden: A Sandstorm Mirage
Movie The Last: Naruto the Movie
Game Naruto Shippūden 3D: The New Era
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie
Classification Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu
Basic Natures
Known Wielders

Lava Release (溶遁; 熔遁, Yōton, English TV: "Corrosion Style" or "Lava Style") is a nature transformation kekkei genkai, a combination of fire and earth. Whereas most kekkei genkai are largely identical between users, Lava Release has a variety of forms depending on who's using it.


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Molten rock, both in solid and liquid states, is created by Son Gokū and its jinchūriki.
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Acidic mud is created by Mei Terumī of Kirigakure,[1] and Boro from Kara. In the anime, it is initially depicted as molten rock.
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Corrosive quicklime is created by several Iwagakure shinobi.[2] In the anime, it is also used by Kyūsuke of Amegakure.
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Vulcanised rubber, which is strong against Lightning Release,[3] is used by Dodai of Kumogakure. Sasuke Shinden notes that this form is in fact common among Kumo's leadership. Karyū also uses this version.
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Volcanic ash is created by Kurotsuchi of Iwagakure.[4] She also uses its quicklime form.
In Gaara Hiden, melting flames are created by Etoro Konjiki of Ishigakure.


  • There is a subtle difference in the meaning of the kanji used for this kekkei genkai. Although both mean "to melt", the kanji with the "fire" () radical (熔) is outdated and means "melting with fire", whereas nowadays the kanji with the "water" () radical (溶) is normally used. Mei Terumī's Lava Release: Melting Apparition Technique and Boro's Lava Release: Planet-Branding Blast, which both utilise strong acidic fluids, are the only Lava Release techniques written with 溶. This, along with Jin no Sho stating that Mei's Lava Release kekkei genkai can only be used by her,[1] indicates a difference between 溶遁 and 熔遁.
  • In Viz's English translations of the series, this nature is initially referred to as "Corrosion Style" when it is first mentioned in chapter 353 and Naruto: Shippūden episode 121. In subsequent appearances, it is instead translated as "Lava Style". However, some video games use the two translations interchangeably.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jin no Sho, page 302
  2. Naruto chapter 612, page 11
  3. Naruto: Shippūden episode 486
  4. Boruto: Naruto the Movie