The Wind Release: Rasengan is an original technique created by Naruto Uzumaki.
After learning Minato Namikaze created the Rasengan with the intention of combining it with his own nature, a task that proved too difficult for him to complete prior to his death, Naruto struggled to combine the Rasengan with his wind-nature, which he described as needing to look left and right at the same time. He is eventually able to overcome this obstacle by using shadow clones: he provides the chakra, one shadow clone shapes the chakra into a sphere, and a second infuses the sphere with wind. The end product becomes the Wind Release: Rasengan. Users who have mastered the Rasengan's shape transformation will only need one shadow clone, to provide the wind-nature, and with additional experience users can perform it without any shadow clones at all.
Naruto's version appears largely identical to a standard Rasengan, but is stronger, and capable of being thrown. When used in combination with Water Release, its wind nature can expand the other jutsu's coverage area. Konohamaru's usage is surrounded by an aura and generates a large current of air, with its strength being capable of destroying a hill from a distance. Boruto's is uniquely green in chakra and sports rings around the central sphere. Though his is incomplete, Boruto is able to throw it.
Tailed Beast Influence
In the Sasuke Shinden novel, Naruto uses the power of the Nine-Tails to form a Wind Release: Rasengan that he's able to throw; he also doesn't need any shadow clones to create it. When it hits its target, it creates a shockwave of wind away from Naruto. In the anime, Naruto instead uses "Rasengan: Flash".
- Naruto chapter 321, pages 9-10
- Naruto chapter 329, pages 1-5
- Naruto chapter 330, page 3
- Naruto chapter 337
- Boruto episode 168
- Boruto episode 41
- Naruto chapter 339, pages 12-14
- Naruto: Shippūden episode 86
- Boruto episode 169