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(This still doesn't make any sense, even with the technicality. The death was still Tsukuyomi-induced, Izumi's was detached from reality in which killed thanks to this technique. Removing trivia, though, and incorporating it into the main passage.)
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'''Tsukuyomi''' is noted to be one of the most powerful [[genjutsu]] in existence.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 389, page 1</ref> It is said to represent the {{translation|"Spiritual World and Darkness"|精神界と闇|Seishinkai to Yami}}, the antipode to [[Amaterasu]] — a ninjutsu of similar power.<ref name="d2"/>
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'''Tsukuyomi''' is a [[Mangekyō Sharingan]] [[dōjutsu]] and one of the most powerful [[genjutsu]] in existence.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 389, page 1</ref> Said to represent the {{translation|"Spiritual World and Darkness"|精神界と闇|Seishinkai to Yami}}, it is the antipode to [[Amaterasu]].<ref name="d2"/>
   
== Usage ==
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== Overview ==
Tsukuyomi requires eye contact to be performed, trapping the target within an illusion completely under the user's control. Itachi's prowess with the technique has allowed him to alter the perception of time with ease within the genjutsu to make a few seconds seem like many days as a means to torture the target. This results in the victim suffering psychological trauma that incapacitates them for a considerable period of time. After Itachi used it on Kakashi in Part I, Kisame was surprised that Kakashi's mind was still intact.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 142, page 18</ref> Only [[Tsunade]] has been shown capable of curing this psychological damage.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 172, pages 15, 18</ref>
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After making eye contact with a target, [[Itachi Uchiha]] traps them in an illusion of his design. Through his unprecedented ability to alter targets' perception of time,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 478, page 3</ref> he uses Tsukuyomi to subject victims to days' worth of torture in a matter of seconds; examples include continual stabbing or reliving traumatic events over and over.<ref name="c142">''Naruto'' chapter 142, pages 15-18</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 147, page 15</ref> Tsukuyomi's illusions are usually represented as an inverted grey scale; in the anime, there is usually also a red moon in a red sky. Because of the power of the Mangekyō Sharingan and the speed with which Tsukuyomi works, normal methods of countering genjutsu are ineffective against it.<ref name="c257">''Naruto'' chapter 257, pages 7-8</ref>
   
In the anime during Part I, Itachi's use of Tsukuyomi typically featured a red moon casting a red light throughout the illusion with a cloudy atmosphere, giving the background a blood-red appearance while the victim within the illusion is in depicted in an inverted grey scale.
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Using Tsukuyomi requires a great deal of [[chakra]], making it inadvisable for Itachi to continue fighting after using it.<ref name="c257"/> Like all Mangekyō Sharingan abilities, Tsukuyomi also places strain on Itachi's eyes when performed, blurring his vision.<ref name="c388">''Naruto'' chapter 388, pages 13-15</ref> However, victims of Tsukuyomi have it far worse, as they are ordinarily rendered comatose as soon as Tsukuyomi's illusion is completed. [[Sharingan]] users can briefly resist unconsciousness,<ref name="c142"/> but only particularly skilled Sharingan users that are blood relatives of the Uchiha Clan can actually break free of Tsukuyomi's influence.<ref name="c388"/><ref name="c142" /> [[Tsunade]] is the only person known to be capable of healing the psychological damage caused by Tsukuyomi.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 172, page 15</ref> In ''[[Akatsuki Hiden]]'', Itachi theorises that victims can regain consciousness by using love and willpower to mend their spirits.
   
Such a powerful technique is not without its disadvantages however. Due to the complexity of the illusion and the quickness with which it is executed, an enormous amount of chakra is necessary and an added amount of stress is placed on the left eye, leaving Itachi's vision more blurred. Before using it on Kakashi in Part I, Itachi stated that Tsukuyomi can only be broken by a Sharingan user that shares the same blood as him;<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 142, page 15</ref> as demonstrated when Sasuke overcame Itachi's Tsukuyomi in their battle.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 388, page 14</ref>
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In ''[[Itachi Shinden: Book of Dark Night]]'', Itachi uses Tsukuyomi on [[Izumi Uchiha]], causing her to live through decades of a happy life in the span of a few moments. When she dies of old age within the illusion, her actual body dies as well.
 
If a victim is forced to experience a drastic passage of time in the fraction of a second Tsukuyomi is actually active, the stress on their mind would kill them, even if the genjutsu was a happy and peaceful one, such as when Itachi uses this technique to kill [[Izumi Uchiha]] by having her experience decades worth of time in a fraction of a second.<ref>''Itachi Shinden: Book of Dark Night''</ref>
 
   
 
== Influence ==
 
== Influence ==
Pulling from the ancient Japanese myth of [[Wikipedia:Amaterasu|Amaterasu]], [[Wikipedia:Tsukuyomi|Tsukuyomi]], and [[Wikipedia:Susanoo|Susanoo]], where when [[Wikipedia:Izanagi|Izanagi]] washed his face after escaping the underworld his left eye became Tsukuyomi, the Moon god. Interestingly, as Tsukuyomi is the Moon, he is also associated with the passing of time, and at times cited to be the God of Time (or at least of the calendar), fitting the genjutsu's ability to alter the perception of the passing of time.
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Pulling from the ancient Japanese myth of [[Wikipedia:Amaterasu|Amaterasu]], [[Wikipedia:Tsukuyomi|Tsukuyomi]], and [[Wikipedia:Susanoo|Susanoo]], where when [[Wikipedia:Izanagi|Izanagi]] washed his face after escaping the underworld his right eye became Tsukuyomi, the Moon god. Interestingly, as Tsukuyomi is the Moon, he is also associated with the passing of time, and at times cited to be the God of Time (or at least of the calendar), fitting the genjutsu's ability to alter the perception of the passing of time.
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* In ''[[Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm]]'', Itachi uses Tsukuyomi in a different manner. He has the red moon crush the opponent while the image of the moon warps into a copy of his Mangekyō Sharingan eye.
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* In ''[[Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm]]'', Itachi uses Tsukuyomi by having the red moon crush the opponent while the image of the moon warps into a copy of his Mangekyō Sharingan.
   
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==

Latest revision as of 17:20, March 24, 2020

Tsukuyomi is a Mangekyō Sharingan dōjutsu and one of the most powerful genjutsu in existence.[2] Said to represent the "Spiritual World and Darkness" (精神界と闇, Seishinkai to Yami), it is the antipode to Amaterasu.[1]

Overview Edit

After making eye contact with a target, Itachi Uchiha traps them in an illusion of his design. Through his unprecedented ability to alter targets' perception of time,[3] he uses Tsukuyomi to subject victims to days' worth of torture in a matter of seconds; examples include continual stabbing or reliving traumatic events over and over.[4][5] Tsukuyomi's illusions are usually represented as an inverted grey scale; in the anime, there is usually also a red moon in a red sky. Because of the power of the Mangekyō Sharingan and the speed with which Tsukuyomi works, normal methods of countering genjutsu are ineffective against it.[6]

Using Tsukuyomi requires a great deal of chakra, making it inadvisable for Itachi to continue fighting after using it.[6] Like all Mangekyō Sharingan abilities, Tsukuyomi also places strain on Itachi's eyes when performed, blurring his vision.[7] However, victims of Tsukuyomi have it far worse, as they are ordinarily rendered comatose as soon as Tsukuyomi's illusion is completed. Sharingan users can briefly resist unconsciousness,[4] but only particularly skilled Sharingan users that are blood relatives of the Uchiha Clan can actually break free of Tsukuyomi's influence.[7][4] Tsunade is the only person known to be capable of healing the psychological damage caused by Tsukuyomi.[8] In Akatsuki Hiden, Itachi theorises that victims can regain consciousness by using love and willpower to mend their spirits.

In Itachi Shinden: Book of Dark Night, Itachi uses Tsukuyomi on Izumi Uchiha, causing her to live through decades of a happy life in the span of a few moments. When she dies of old age within the illusion, her actual body dies as well.

Influence Edit

Pulling from the ancient Japanese myth of Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi, and Susanoo, where when Izanagi washed his face after escaping the underworld his right eye became Tsukuyomi, the Moon god. Interestingly, as Tsukuyomi is the Moon, he is also associated with the passing of time, and at times cited to be the God of Time (or at least of the calendar), fitting the genjutsu's ability to alter the perception of the passing of time.

Trivia Edit

  • In Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, Itachi uses Tsukuyomi by having the red moon crush the opponent while the image of the moon warps into a copy of his Mangekyō Sharingan.

See Also Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tō no Sho, pages 252-253
  2. Naruto chapter 389, page 1
  3. Naruto chapter 478, page 3
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Naruto chapter 142, pages 15-18
  5. Naruto chapter 147, page 15
  6. 6.0 6.1 Naruto chapter 257, pages 7-8
  7. 7.0 7.1 Naruto chapter 388, pages 13-15
  8. Naruto chapter 172, page 15
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