Jinchūriki of the Nine-Tails are able to use several uniquetransformations, the simplest of which is called the Nine-Tails Chakra Mode.[3]

Nine-Tails Chakra Mode
Nine-Tails Chakra Modes
Kanji 九尾チャクラモード
Rōmaji Kyūbi Chakura Mōdo
Alternative names Kurama Chakra Mode (九喇嘛チャクラモード, Kurama Chakura Mōdo),[1] Tailed Beast Chakra Mode (尾獣チャクラモード, Bijū Chakura Mōdo)[2]
Manga Volume #53Chapter #499
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #247
Novel The Last: Naruto the Movie
Movie The Last: Naruto the Movie
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie
Classification NinjutsuChakra Flow
Class Offensive, Defensive, Supplementary
 [CollapseDerived jutsu
Six Paths: Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken

Spiralling Absorption Sphere

Super Mini-Tailed Beast Ball

Wind Release: Repeated Rasenshuriken


Tomoki Uzumaki



  1. Forms
    1. Nine-Tails Chakra Mode
    2. Kurama Mode
    3. Tailed Beast Mode
  2. Senjutsu Influence
    1. Six Paths Sage Mode
  3. Trivia
  4. See Also
  5. References

Attributes Edit

The Nine-Tails Chakra Mode and its related forms coat the user's body in yellow chakra, which emanates from them reminiscent of flickering flames;[4][5] in the anime, Minato Namikaze's is also surrounded by a slight dark aura.[6] The form's design differs between users and can even change over time,[1] but certain features are consistent across all forms: two horns on their head, six magatama markings around their neck, some sort of prominent design over their stomach (either a kind of circle or a swirl similar to the Uzumaki clan's symbol), and various other lines extending along their body.

Like all jinchūriki transformations, the user's physical abilities are enhanced while the mode is active, with greater enhancements coming from using more of the Nine-Tails' chakra. While using just the base Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, Naruto Uzumaki is strong enough to defeat members of the White Zetsu Army with a single kick[7] and fast enough to dodge the Fourth Raikage using his Lightning Release: Body Flicker Technique.[8] The chakra that surrounds the user also helps to protect them from damage, allowing them to take lava and boil-based attacks and suffer only minor injuries.[9] Naruto is even able survive Tenpenchii because of his protective cloak, though the cloak itself is lost in the process.[10] The user's scent and chakra signature also change.[11]

From the chakra that surrounds them, users are able to produce chakra arms as a way to interact with their surroundings or improve their manoeuvreability. Naruto primarily uses the arms to help him form theRasengan and its variants, having the arms assist with the shape or nature transformation that he usually relies on shadow clones for.[12]

Forms Edit

Nine-Tails Chakra Mode Edit

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While using Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, users' eyes become orange but their pupils remain the same. Like previous jinchūriki of the Nine-Tails, Naruto is able to sense negative emotions while he's in this form,[13] seemingly regardless of distance[14] or obstructions.[15] He also exudes a powerful life force while the mode is active, causing wood constructs to quickly mature into full-grown trees when he's nearby[5] and White Zetsus to become trees when he contacts them.[16]

Despite the passive abilities and enhancements he gains, Naruto's use of the Nine-Tails Chakra Mode is initially marked by limitations due to the Nine-Tails refusing to cooperate with him. This prevents him from using Tailed Beast Balls while in this form,[17]though he is eventually able to create miniature versions.[18] Because Naruto "shelves" his own chakra in this form and instead draws on the Nine-Tails', his early uses of it come with a risk that the Nine-Tails will take that shelved chakra, resulting in Naruto's death. Naruto must therefore be conservative of how long he uses the form for and how many shadow clones he creates, as doing too much only increases the risk.[19] The Nine-Tails eventually stops trying to take Naruto's chakra,[20] and soon after that starts cooperating, removing these limitations.[21]

Kurama Mode Edit

Once Naruto learns the Nine-Tails' name - Kurama - their hearts synchronize and Naruto becomes able to enter what is referred to as "Kurama Mode" (九喇嘛モード, Kurama Mōdo).[22] His pupils becomes slitted, the whisker-like markings on his face become thicker to resemble the ☰ trigram, and the chakra shroud's shape alters to resemble a full-length haori, similar to the one Minato usually wears.[23] For all intents and purposes, Kurama Mode is a completed version of Nine-Tails Chakra Mode:Tailed Beast Mode without the full transformation, meaning that Naruto is able to use Tailed Beast Balls.[22] He can partially manifest parts of Kurama's body as needed, such as its head[24] and tails.[25] In The Last: Naruto the Movie, Naruto is shown isolating the Kurama Mode transformation to one hand.

Naruto is able to transfer his and Kurama's chakra to others, granting them tailless version 1-like chakra shrouds that greatly enhance their techniques: Hinata Hyūga, for example, is able to deflect one of the Ten-Tails' tails with a single Eight Trigrams Vacuum Palm.[26] Kakashi Hatake states that the power and volume of the transferred chakra is even greater than when Kurama earlier directly handed chakra to him, which had improved his Kamui at least three-fold.[27] Despite Kurama's contribution, C claims the transferred chakra more closely resembles Naruto's own.[28]

Tailed Beast Mode Edit

Main article: Tailed Beast Mode

Naruto and Minato are able to create full-size replicas of Kurama. Whereas other jinchūriki's Tailed Beast Modes cause them to fully transform into their respective tailed beast, Naruto and Minato's are only an alteration of their earlier chakra cloaks, made to resemble Kurama: the replicas are the same translucent orange color and have similar dark lines all across its body.[23] Minato is able to enter this form directly from Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, while Naruto must initially first enter Kurama Mode;[29] this is no longer required by the time of The Last: Naruto the Movie. Naruto is initially limited to only using this form for five minutes because he hasn't perfected his bond with Kurama,[23] but with practice they extend this to eight minutes,[30] and then again to some unspecified limit.

While Tailed Beast Mode is active, Naruto and Minato hover within the construct's head. They can in fact allow others to enter the construct as well, extending its protection to them and allowing Kurama to heal their wounds and replenish their chakra.[31] Because it isn't a proper transformation, Naruto and Minato can still use their other jutsu from within this form, such as the Rasengan and Shadow Clone Technique,[32] and can even use the construct's tails as chakra arms.[33] Kurama is able to speak through this replica and can be granted control of it;[31] in The Last: Naruto the Movie, Naruto is shown manifesting the construct separately from himself, which he gives control of to Kurama.

Senjutsu Influence Edit

Naruto can combine his Nine-Tails Chakra Mode and its various forms with Sage Mode to further enhance his abilities with the power of senjutsu.[34] His pupils become a combination of the two forms: the vertical fox-slits with the horizontaltoad-slats. Naruto notes he can absorb natural energy more quickly than usual while in Kurama Mode.[35]