Shouldn't this article be called "Lightning Blade" because that's what they call it in the English dub? Madara uchiha99 14:57, 3 December 2007 (UTC)Madara uchiha99

Probably, which makes me think we should probably start a proper name discussion. ~NOTASTAFF Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) current discussion Dec 3, 2007 @ 17:46 (UTC)

Why not merge it to Chidori? It's better then a bunch of small pages. Chidori

Because it's not the same technique. And while they're similar, the way they are used and the jutsus that come from them are completely different--Yondaime1987 (talk) 14:43, October 5, 2009 (UTC)

I don't think so, watch episode number 67 and hear Might Guy's explanation, he says that lightning blade is just another name for chidori.--Sasukeayush (talk) 11:08, November 28, 2009 (UTC)

I always thought Raikiri was stronger than Chidori because it used more shape manipulation. As in, Chidori was just nature manipulation with high speed and killed somebody. But Raikiri was lightning chakra molded into an actual shape to make it stronger. (Sometime during Rasenshuriken training Kakashi said Elemental + Shape is stronger than them separate)If that's not the case, then Raikiri uses MORE shape manipulation than Chidori, making it stronger. - Zaxbeez

Related Jutsu


Flapping Chidori

And this is not the only page. Rasengan and others has a lot of mini pages related to then that would be better together. They should be divided only if the page is big, or has a lot of varieties (like Clone Technique). Rasengan has a lot of varieties, but most of their pages are small. They can be divided after being improved in the main Rasengan page. -- 13:39, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Mainly because this wiki wanted to have separate pages for each jutsu. At first I wanted a compelte list like Wikipedia, but I guess this way grew on me. --TheUltimate3 23:51, 4 December 2007 (UTC)
We're going to be using a set of Jutsu infoboxes to put jutsu info on the articles. And those are automatically going to insert Semantic data about the jutsu when Wikia installs Semantic MediaWiki. At that point we're going to be creating the lists like List of Ninjutsu automatically using the SMW {{#ask:}} function (or <ask></ask> if that part has not been released yet. If we put any jutsu on the same page, then that will break it and all the jutsu which are grouped like that will be considered a single jutsu. By all means, we can stick a area for a summary of the jutsu and stick the section tags <section begin=sectionname />...<section end=sectionname /> around that area and we can always use DPL to transclude those into another page to give a short summary of related jutsu. If you take a look at the article section at Jutsu#Types of Jutsu, you'll see headers of sections, with a summary below them. That text there is actually a transcluded summary of each of the types of Jutsu, from the page that the section links to. ~NOTASTAFF Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) current discussion Dec 5, 2007 @ 06:46 (UTC)

New form of Lightning Blade?

Hey, Hey, hey, me and Shikamaru1994 found something really interesting. In Chapter 421, Kakashi uses Lightning Blade, but turns into a form of a dog! The outcome was not figured out as Pain repelled it. But, Kakashi used this for a long-range fighting. Anyone knows from this kind of information? YOU BETTER ANSWER TOO!!! --Rasengan888

The jutsu that kakashi uses is another variant of it called lightning hound or so my friend says. Don't know quite well myself. let's research it out.

Don't worry I am here, and if you guys want proof here it is! If anybody has information on it, make a new article or put it in conjuction with Lighting Blade. It would be useless to put up any information on the technique if a name is not found. (Dantman told me this!)

Thanks! Shikamaru1994 00:05, 13 November 2008 (UTC)Shikamaru1994


At the moment the lightning blade is listed on this page as a Rank S technique, but i'm pretty sure when Kakashi is training Naruto for the Rasenshuriken, he says that the lightning blade is only a Rank A technique--Yondaime1987 (talk) 14:46, October 5, 2009 (UTC)

If I'm not mistaken, Kakashi only talks about the Chidori during Naruto's Wind Release training. --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 15:02, October 5, 2009 (UTC)
I think a data book gave Raikiri the S-rank and the Chidori the A-rank. Jacce | Talk 15:06, October 5, 2009 (UTC)

Lightning Blade/Lightning Cutter

Okay, what is up with this!? I thought that the articles weren't supposed to be called their literal english names, but the names given in the anime! And in the english anime, it is explicitly called "Lightning Blade"! If you're calling jutsus by their literal english names, you might as well call the Rasengan "Spiraling Sphere"!--Kagimizu-Seeya 'round~ 23:19, November 15, 2009 (UTC)

Rasengan and Chidori are gray areas that can be brought up in the forum or talk page at any time. My personal opinion is that those two iconic jutsu are the only two jutsu that went completely unchanged from Japanese to English, therefore they get past the Literal English thing here. Lighting Blade however does not fall under that. And it has been a mistranslation that has been bugging me for about a year (yes I am just that lazy to actually ask ShounenSuki about it). It was called "Raikari", Lighting Blade, Lightning Edge, back to Lighting Blade, back to Raikari again, back to Lighting Edge, then Lighting Blade, until I finally realized "I know this is wrong" and asked ShounenSuki.--TheUltimate3 (talk) 23:24, November 15, 2009 (UTC)

So it's been called alot of names. Just name the article by what it's been called the most (Lightning Blade, if I am correct), mention the other titles as alternate names, and make the appropriate redirects. Seems simple as that to me.--Kagimizu-Seeya 'round~ 23:31, November 15, 2009 (UTC)

Actually to call it "what it's been called the most" would mean we name the article "Raikari", which we are not going to do. Because like I said before, it's not in the gray area like the other two jutsu where. This was just a mistranslation that had been used for far to long.--TheUltimate3 (talk) 23:35, November 15, 2009 (UTC)

Ehhh, still not convinced. You can't always call something by the literal translation. I learned that fact in my Spanish lessons.--Kagimizu-Seeya 'round~ 23:40, November 15, 2009 (UTC)

That is true. That doesn't matter though. Because as ShounenSuki told me when I asked for the translation, Lighting Cutter makes the most sense in context. The context being "Kakashi's justsu cut a lighting bolt. Thus Lighting Cutter." So even in a context battle, Lighting Cutter comes out on top.
It's not something that everyone can like. I personally can't stand the thought that Ultimate Absolute Defense: Shield of Shukaku is actually read as Ultimately Hard Absolute Defense: Shield of Shukaku. But I just /shrug and move on. The point is, we had the name wrong, it is now correct.--TheUltimate3 (talk) 23:47, November 15, 2009 (UTC)

Still not sold on it. But, seeing as I barely come on this wiki anymore, I guess I'll just have to leave it be for now.--Kagimizu-Seeya 'round~ 23:51, November 15, 2009 (UTC)

I think that the word lightning blade sounds the most appropriate coz' that is the word heard most commonly in the anime, as well as the english subtitles in the episodes with japanese dialogue's. Anyway there is no need to find the true translational of Raikiri since it has already been done by profesional's and cannot be possibly changed to the general public out there --Sasukeayush (talk) 10:57, November 28, 2009 (UTC)

For God's sake,the anime is canon as it follows the manga.The translation for Raikiri=Lighting Blade.See my point? (talk) 19:27, December 11, 2009 (UTC)

Yes. I see your point. No. It still doesn't matter. We use literal translations for techniques, the obvious differences being the Rasengan and Chidori which I mentioned before. Lighting Blade is what Viz decided to call the technique. refer to link for the actual translation of 雷切.--TheUltimate3 (talk) 19:31, December 11, 2009 (UTC)

Your comment about the "Lightning Cutter" being the most appropriate because of the context doesn't quite make sense to me. A blade is used to cut. While technically, a cutter is also used to cut, the term is very rarely used. Therefore, blade would fit the context better. --Enoki911 (talk) 20:28, December 27, 2009 (UTC)

The emphasis is different. Lightning Blade implies a blade that is made of lightning. Lightning Cutter implies something that cuts lightning. --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 20:38, December 27, 2009 (UTC)
And, indeed, the story behind the ability is that Kakashi once used it to split a bolt of lightning, giving it its name, making the proper name for the technique Lightning Cutter.

I've done several translations for the kanji. From my results, 雷切 can be translated literally to Off lightning, The thunder ardently, Running out of thunder, Thunder earnest, and Thunder truncated. Now seeing as Rai can mean both thunder and lightning, and in this case it is lightning. Off lightning can mean that it is a piece of lightning therefore a jutsu made of a piece of lightning which doesn't apply. Running out can mean depleting and running from the inside therefore lightning depletion or exiting lightning. Ardently in its root, ardent can mean full of ardor (great warmth of feeling or spirit), fervent, and passionate or in a second definition burning, glowing, or shining meaning one of the following: lightning warmth of feeling, lightning spirit, lightning fervent (1.Exhibiting enthusiasm, zeal, conviction, persistence, or belief. 2.Having or showing great emotional warmth or passion. 3.Glowing, burning, or very hot.) passionate lightning, burning lightning, glowing lightning, or shining lightning none of these really apply either. Earnest can mean 1. Ardent in the pursuit of an object; eager to obtain or do; zealous with sincerity; with hearty endeavour; heartfelt; fervent; hearty; -- used in a good sense; as, earnest prayers. 2. Intent; fixed closely; as, earnest attention. 3. Serious; important. Taking number 1 into account it could mean pursuit of lightning, which put with the story, pursuing the lightning to cut it. Finally truncated, the past participle of truncate which can mean to shorten something as if by cutting off part of it. The three important ones piece of lightning, pursuit of lightning, and cutting off part of lightning pertain to the story. The winner would be truncated as it has to do with the actual cutting of the lightning therefore "lightning cutter".WolfMaster (talk) 23:56, February 13, 2010 (UTC)

You are showing a lack of deeper understanding of both the English and Japanese languages and a complete inability to use dictionaries properly. Your post also lacks a point. --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 00:02, February 14, 2010 (UTC)

The point is if we use literal translation it can have many results even ones not related to the accepted meaning. WolfMaster (talk) 00:15, February 14, 2010 (UTC)

Yet another reason why I hate this wiki, and no I'm not just being a troll, this is my honest opinion. True, the literal translation for the kanji is Lightning Cutter. Ok. So. Great, you figured out how to read the flipping kanji. The anime subtitles, as well as the English dub, Viz, and not to mention most of the translations we read online call it Lightning Blade or Raikiri. But since we use the English version here on the wiki, I suggest Lightning Blade. This should be a wiki that the fans can recognize, and easily be able to find information on right? Well, I hate to tell you, but there are a lot of English fans who don't do all this kanji research, and who don't go looking for the manga online, therefore they would recognize this technique better as Lightning Blade. A simple Trivia note that the actual kanji means Lightning Cutter would be sufficient. Geez, you guys treat this as if it's a flipping art, or as if someone is gonna come along and applaud you for all this reading into the kanji; it doesn't happen that way, use the established canon to name the techniques, not your kanji research. ~NOTASTAFF Ryun Uchiha (Ten Tailed Fox, Getsueikirite-taichou) (talk) 12:03, March 9, 2010 (UTC)

I was about this close to making a long response. Then I realized, I'd be wasting my time. Raikari translates into Lightning Cutter. This wiki uses literal English. Thus, the article is called Lightning Cutter. Boom. Simple. Thank you. Farewell.--TheUltimate3 (talk) 12:53, March 9, 2010 (UTC)
As expected. Typical. ~NOTASTAFF Ryun Uchiha (Ten Tailed Fox, Getsueikirite-taichou) (talk) 20:36, March 9, 2010 (UTC)
Typical? TheUltimate3 simply spoke the truth, this wiki uses the literal translation of jutsu names, so why would it be any different for this one? --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 21:28, March 9, 2010 (UTC)
I wouldn't think someone who operates a fanon wiki could find faults with so many things. Or, even odder, dislike that anyone can "treat this as if it's a flipping art". What does that make fanon if the main series isn't art? ~SnapperTo 22:47, March 9, 2010 (UTC)
Woah woah woah, hold up. First, when did I imply fanon was an art? Secondly, where the heck did fanon come in to this? I'm pointing out how liberal you all are with translations when you could just go with the canon's name and deal with it? Lastly get your facts straight, fanon is an enjoyment, not an art. ~NOTASTAFF Ryun Uchiha (Ten Tailed Fox, Getsueikirite-taichou) (talk) 00:26, March 10, 2010 (UTC)


Wait, so Raikiri debuted before Chidori? It's like Ōdama Rasengan debuting before Rasengan itself! Just saying. --Animeluvr | (Talk) 22:32, January 13, 2010 (UTC)

Kakashi used Lightning Cutter during the fight with Zabuza and Haku. Kakashi didn't teach Sasuke how to do the Chidori until Chunin Exams. Lighting Cutter appeared first.--TheUltimate3 (talk) 22:52, January 13, 2010 (UTC)
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