The user wraps their body in a layer of lightning chakra to increase their physical parameters, with more lightning causing greater increases. As users coat more lightning chakra around themselves, the more their hair sticks up.[2] The lightning augments the strength of the user's taijutsu, creating what is called nintaijutsu.[3] The lightning also defends the user from most attacks, deflecting them away on contact;[4] the Fourth Raikage is impressed when Chidori pierces through to him, however slightly.[5]

The lightning chakra stimulates the user's nervous system, enhancing their speed and their reaction time.[6] The user's reflexes are heightened enough to perform a Lightning Release Body Flicker (雷遁の瞬身, Raiton no Shunshin, English TV: Lightning Style: Teleportation), dodging attacks as fast as Amaterasu.[7] The user is so fast that not even the Sharingan can track their movements;[6] only Minato Namikaze's Flying Thunder God Technique and Naruto Uzumaki's Nine-Tails Chakra Mode have been shown to be faster.[8][9]


  • In lieu of tailed beast chakra, the Fourth Raikage uses this mode to empower himself when performing the Lightning Release: Lariat, producing the same effects due to his high-powered chakra.
  • On the cover of volume 59, the Fourth Raikage's Lightning Release Chakra Mode is shown to be yellow.

See Also


  1. Jin no Sho, page 305
  2. Naruto chapter 463, page 8
  3. Kai no Sho, page 120
  4. Naruto chapter 462, pages 16-17
  5. Naruto chapter 463, pages 2-3
  6. 6.0 6.1 Naruto chapter 462, page 3
  7. Naruto chapter 463, pages 13-15
  8. Naruto chapter 542, page 14
  9. Naruto chapter 544, pages 11-13