The Shuriken Shadow Clone Technique is a shurikenjutsu technique invented by Hiruzen Sarutobi, whose conceptualisation and efficiency with it can certainly be said to be unique to the "Professor".


The user creates up to a thousand shadow clones from one shuriken, striking down the enemy. This is a technique that combines ninja tools with ninjutsu. Compared to normal shadow clones, clones of material objects are said to be on a far higher level. There is no need for preparations beforehand, like stocking up on shuriken, or kunai, yet since the shadow clones are real and not illusions, all the shadow blades that fly around are equally lethal. Because the clones form in just an instant, completely evading them is next to impossible. This technique can also be used on fūma shuriken, increasing its lethality.[3]


See Also


  1. Rin no Sho, page 196
  2. Hyō no Sho, page 163
  3. Naruto chapter 639, page 6
  4. Naruto episode 163
  5. Naruto: Shippūden episode 361
  6. Naruto: Shippūden episode 378
  7. Boruto episode 65