If you are looking for the canon technique, go to Flying Thunder God Technique.
|Literal English||Flying Raijin Technique|
|Classification||Ninjutsu, Space-Time Ninjutsu, Bukijutsu, Fūinjutsu|
|Chakra Nature||Lightning Release|
The Flying Raijin is a powerful teleportation fūinjutsu developed by the Fourth Hokage.
The seals are initially based upon the Summoning Technique, one of the most basic of space-time ninjutsu and fūinjutsu.
Version Zero (Development)Edit
The initial version of this technique, when it was still in development, performed a localized reverse summoning, summoning Minato to the seal. But, as Shinsoku found out as he went through the process of recreating the technique, this had several drawbacks. First, the reverse summoning took time, was chakra-costly, was extremely visible, and the way it was constructed left Shinsoku disoriented for a few seconds when he arrived.
A third circle was added to the sealing matrix, to shorten down the preparation time and the characteristics of a summoning technique. This dimensional seal anchor prevented the seal from rerouting itself through the astral plane to the summon realm, and instead kept the summoning anchored in the Human World. This cut down on chakra cost and usage time, allowing its practical use as a battlefield technique, but not a very efficient one. Minato or Shinsoku would need to activate the seal, and after a short delay, would arrive with little smoke and some disorientation.
Here, a natural translation is added to the fourth circle of the matrix. It is unknown how Minato used this portion, but Shinsoku flowed his lightning-natured chakra through the seal to act as a motor oil of sorts, smoothing his passage with Lightning Release chakra. This creates the trademark "yellow flash," and the chakra flow increases his mental processes and reflex time, essentially removing the drawback of disorientation and decreases the chakra cost even further, creating an S-Rank attack technique, of the type used by Minato in the Third Shinobi World War.
After many refinements and several channels of connection, this technique became a fully-fledged five-circle sealing matrix.
- Although it is often compared with the Body Flicker Technique, the speed and range of this technique are much greater. In principle, this technique is instead more similar to the Summoning Technique, as it revolves around the manipulation of the space–time continuum rather than accelerated movement. However, instead of bringing something to the user, it sends them somewhere.
- The name Hiraishin is also the phonic of the Japanese word 避雷針, which means "lightning rod". This may suggest the reasoning as to why the technique is restricted towards a seal, because lightning is attracted to lightning rods.
- The technique can create smoke similar to a Summoning Technique, but that is not always the case.