Fire Release (火遁, Katon, English TV: Fire Style) is one of the five basic elemental Chakra Styles. It is preformed by accelerating Chakra and creating friction, making it as hot as possible, giving the users the ability to generate flames. Fire Release is most common among the Ninja Konohagakure in the Land of Fire and is most regularly affiliated with the Tiger seal.
Fire Release gives its users the ability to generate, shape, and manipulate fire and flames.
Fire Release techniques mainly consist of mid to long-ranged offensive techniques that center around the creation of combustive damage. 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, making Fire Release arguably the most volatile of the five natures.
Relationship with other Natures
- Fire is strong against Wind due to the air having natural properties that help flames go on, but is weak against Water because it naturally cools and smothers them.
- 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.