Sasuke fire release

Sasuke Uchiha using a Fire Release technique

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Fire Release symbol

Fire Release (火遁, Katon, English TV: Fire Style) is one of the basic elemental . It is performed by moulding superheated chakra inside the stomach before releasing it via the lungs and mouth. There are also variants to this in the form of some mediums such as the use of gun powder, ash, explosive tags and chakra flow into a weapon.[1][2][3][4]

Commonly affiliated with the Tiger hand seal, Fire Release consists of mid to long-ranged offensive techniques that cause combustive and explosive damage.[5] The art of having the flames obey the user's will is considered outrageously difficult.[6] The chakra nature is common among shinobi of Konohagakure in the Land of Fire, notably within the Sarutobi Clan and Uchiha Clan, the latter having been noted to hold a natural affinity for it.[7]

Relationship with other NaturesEdit

Fire is strong against wind because the air feeds the flames but weak against water because it cools and smothers them.

  • Blaze Release is also strong against wind for the same reason, but is strong enough to overwhelm water by evaporating it. Some highly skilled Fire Release users can also create a Fire Release technique strong enough to overcome the Water Release of an average shinobi.
  • Fire Release can be used in conjuction with Lightning Release to augment the latter by using the former to alter weather conditions with a sufficiently powerful technique.[8]
  • Additionally, it can be used with Wind Release to increase the strength of a fire technique and even overcome the superior element of water.[9]
  • In the anime, Fire Release was shown being used in conjuction with Earth Release.[10]
  • Fire-natured chakra is a component of the following kekkei genkai: Boil Release, Lava Release and Scorch Release.
    • It is also a component of the kekkei tōta: Dust Release.


Fire Release parallels the real-life ninja art "katon-no-jutsu". One example of real-life katon-no-jutsu is Hitsuke: the practice of distracting guards by starting a fire away from the ninja's planned point of entry.


  1. Naruto chapter 323, page 15
  2. Naruto chapter 657, page 15
  3. Naruto chapter 447, page 4
  4. Naruto chapter 527, page 3
  5. Naruto chapter 5, page 8
  6. Second Databook, page 205
  7. Naruto chapter 223, page 9
  8. Naruto chapter 391, pages 3-5
  9. Naruto chapter 336, page 12
  10. Naruto chapter 336, page 12

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