17 Underrated Jutsu From ‘Naruto’ That Don't Get Enough Credit

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Vote up the jutsu that you wish would get more attention.

The world of Naruto is filled with incredibly awesome ninjutsu. From Kakashi's lightning-filled Chidori, to the dastardly perverted Sexy no Jutsu, there's no shortage of imaginative jutsu in the Shonen Jump anime series. On the contrary, with so many amazing jutsu, it's easy to neglect some of the less famous techniques, even if they're super powerful. This is especially true with characters who only make a brief appearance in the long-running series. 

Many of the underrated jutsu from Naruto are just as amazing as the protagonists' signature moves, and some are arguably more creative and powerful. In a few cases, a jutsu will only be unleashed once, but its effects are still incredibly memorable. 


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    It's pretty common to see anime villains use hypnosis powers, but the Kotoamatsukami amounts to more than swinging a pocket watch back and forth in a memorizing way. The Kotoamatsukami is a near-perfect manipulation ninjutsu that makes its victims believe that they are operating under their own free will, whereas in reality they're being controlled by the technique's user. It's a frightening ninjutsu because the victims have no idea that they're being manipulated, since Kotoamatsukami fills their heads with false memories. 

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    Welcoming Approach: Thousand-Armed Murder

    Never incite the wrath of a goddess. While the spirit known as the Thousand-Armed Kannon is usually calm and peaceful, she will come at you with 1000 spirit fists if she's provoked. The Welcoming Approach: Thousand-Armed Murder is considered to be the ultimate technique of the Fire Temple, and this spiritual ninjutsu delivers a godly smackdown to unsuspecting foes. 

    1,504 votes
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    1,357 VOTES

    Body Pathway Derangement

    It's surprising that a high-level ninjutsu like the Body Pathway Derangement has roots in medicinal concepts. By giving her own chakra electric properties, Tsunade can pour her chakra into her enemy's nervous system by striking them, rearranging signals that control things like walking and moving around.

    1,357 votes
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    1,289 VOTES

    Water Prison Shark Dance Technique

    The Water Prison Shark Dance Technique is a powerful ninjutsu that surrounds its user with a massive dome of water. If that's not enough, the dome can change shape, which insures the user's victims never escape. The ninjustsu proves extremely useful for water-based ninja, such as the shark-like Kisame Hoshigaki

    1,289 votes
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    1,072 VOTES

    Transparent Escape Technique

    While the secret origin of this ninjutsu is pretty perverted, the Transparent Escape Technique is nonetheless a incredibly helpful, yet underused technique. The Transparent Escape Technique allows a ninja to spy on their targets without being detected. It's perfect for eavesdropping on a secret conversation, or spying on half-naked women, as the lecherous Jiraiya did in his youth. 

    1,072 votes
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    1,137 VOTES

    Scorch Release: Extremely Steaming Murder

    Scorch Release: Extremely Steaming Murder is a deadly fireball-based ninjutsu performed by Pakura. The fireballs that surround Pakura's body act as miniature suns that can evaporate her enemies. Anyone unlucky enough to touch one of these fireballs will have all the moisture boiled out of their body, which leaves them mummified. 

    1,137 votes