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Dark Release
830px-Dark release mark
Kanji 冥遁
Rōmaji Meiton
Literal English Netherworld Release, Hades Release
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
  • Kurama Symbol Kurama Clan
Known Wielders


Dark Release (冥遁, Viz: Netherworld Style or Hades Style) is an advanced nature kekkei genkai that can be used to absorb, manipulate, and release chakra taken from an opponent. Most wielders of this nature use techniques of this nature through a mark on their left hand that resembles two diamonds, one overlapping the other. Chakra is absorbed through the upper square, while it is released and manipulated through the lower. It is unknown what elements this nature entails. Chakra absorbed can also be added to the users chakra pool.


Shinto's Dark Release

The use of Dark Release with in the Shinto Clan is unique do to the fact that it only accrues with in the males of the clan. In addition, some members can possess no mark at all or may even possess two (one each palm). Those with out a mark are able to absorb chakra from the tenketsu in there palms. In rare occations, in the case of Ryūto Shinto or Kasō there able to accomplish this by absorbing chakra from every tenketsu in their body, allowing them fully utilise there Kekkei Genkai's potential. Those rare individuals are able to utilize the Chakra Absorption Wall technique, in which the caster creates a barrier around the user to absorb chakra.

Kihaku's Dark Release

Kihaku was born with the inate ability to use dark release without a mark able to use his absorbing abilities with contact with any part of his body making it hard for people to harm him with jutsu or physical techniques able to absord it on contact. He travel faster by using a method called shadow travel he discovered while training with his grandfather at a secret camp far from his village in konoha he can also control small manners of shadows shaping them into any shape he wants for weapons or a sheild.

Itai's Dark Release

Itai Uzumaki obtained his Dark Release after fusing his cells with a member of the Ōtsutsuki Clan. Itai can completely manipulated, animate, and puppetized shadows. Already able to move supernaturally fast, Itai can control shadows to a point of making an area look pitch-dark.

Raziel Clan's dark release

This clan's dark release revolves around manipulating the dark energies within chakra and is granted to them through the activation of their curse seal.

Seijō Clan Dark Release

The Seijō Clan Dark release is very proficient. Plenty in there clan dose not have the Mark. And it has been shown that they also can mix with non dark release Jutsu. This also affected there eyes making there 3 great DōJutsu to the 3 Dark Dōjutsu.


  • The kanji used for "Dark" (冥, kurai) does not directly mean "darkness". It is more related to "gloomy; ghostly; night; underworld".
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