Water Release (水遁, Suiton, English TV: Water Style) is one of the five basic elemental Chakra Styles. It is performed by oscillating Chakra, making it as fluid and free flowing as possible, giving the users the ability shape and manipulate the surrounding water around them or create it themselves. Water Release are the most common among the Ninja of Kirigakure, and is commonly affiliated with the Dog seal.
Water Release gives its users the the ability to shape and manipulate the water around them, Water Release techniques have the ability to change the shape and form of Water, as well their state and viscosity to a limited degree. This makes Water Release arguably the most versatile of the five Nature Transformations as it gives it users a wide array of techniques to choose from, more than any of the other basic natures. Like the other Elements, Water Release can still be used in environments where there isn't any Water by oscillating the Chakra within their stomach and expelling it from their mouths.
Relationship with other Natures
- Water is naturally strong against Fire due to it naturally being able to extinguish flames, but is weak against Earth because earth structures can dissipate the force of water rendering the technique ineffective.
Notes and Trivia
- Water Release parallels the real-life ninja art "suiton-no-jutsu". One example of real-life suiton-no-jutsu is Ukigusa-gakure: the practice of throwing duckweed over water in order to conceal underwater movement.
- The Hōzuki clan also utilises a technique known as the Hydrification Technique, allowing them to convert their own bodies into water. However, this also gives them an additional weakness against lightning techniques, as water conducts electricity, as seen during Suigetsu Hōzuki's battle with Darui.
- Isobu, the Three Tails, is known as the Titan of Water and is considered to be the single most powerful Water Release user to have ever existed.