The Lightning Release: Lightning Illusion Flash of Lightning Pillar is a genjutsu that utilises lightning-natured chakra.


The user discharges electricity through their entire body in the form of an extremely bright light to disorientate their target's vision. Once this is done, the user can implant images in their head, as seen when C made Jūgo see Sasuke getting smashed into the ground by the Fourth Raikage. This gives the user's allies the perfect opportunity to attack the unsuspecting victim.

This genjutsu can also be used collaboratively with other shinobi to completely overwhelm a target(s) sense of sight in the Fourth Shinobi World War against the Ten-Tails.[2]


  • In the manga, this attack generates an electric light emanating directly from C's body, however, in the anime, though light emanates from C's body, the electricity being discharged is not seen.


  1. Fourth Databook, page 328
  2. Naruto chapter 612, pages 8-9
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