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  • Name: Juinjutsu (大蛇丸の呪印術, Juinjutsu; Literally meaning "Cursed Seal Technique")
  • Type: Juinjutsu, Hebijutsu, A-rank, Supplementary, Short range (0-5m)
  • User: Orochimaru, Ryun Uchiha

Orochimaru and Ryun commonly use cursed seals on their most powerful followers. To apply a cursed seal, they needs to actually bite their intended target. Because they has sharp fangs and an extendable neck, this is a relatively simple task. The seal then appears somewhere on the target's body, and they subsequently lose consciousness. Sometime later, should they survive, they will awaken with the first level of the seal active and be enraged due to the seal's influence. The seals works by forcibly drawing chakra from the user's body, giving the user a chakra capacity beyond what they would normally be capable of, as well as increased physical performance as a result of the increased chakra capacity.


The seal has two different levels, and the types of transformations differ from seal to seal. When inactive, the seal is simply a black tattoo on the user's body. Orochimaru and Ryun have a wide array of cursed seals, so the appearance of the seal will usually vary from user to user. Each seal always has three identical marks arranged in a circular pattern. When first activated, the marks on the seal glow and replicate, spreading over the user's body. This is known as the first level of the seal. The degree to which this occurs is dependent on the user, and the degree to which it spreads is proportionate to the overall effect it has. Normally, the wearer of the seal will also experience slight pains during the activation of this level. The second and final level of the seal causes the black marks to completely envelop the user. This is followed by an unnatural alteration of the user's body, with the only common features being yellow eyes with a black sclera, skin changing color and longer hair. When in this level, the seal eats away at the user's personality, driving them to madness if used too long. It also takes quite a toll on their body, since they are being mutated by the seal. Aside from the first and second levels of the seal, skilled users of the seal are able to perform partial transformations in which the aforementioned mutation caused to the users body in the level two state can be used without completely altering the entire body. The power of the cursed seal can even synchronize with the user's regular body with extended use (as stated by Sasuke during his second fight with Naruto), increasing the power of his/her natural state. The Cursed Seal dramatically increases the users natural abilities such as Jirobo's strength, Sasuke's speed and Kidomaru's accuracy. It can also expand upon the abilities of a users Kekkai Genkai as seen with Sasuke and Kimmimaro.

Because the seals forcibly draw chakra from the user, they will often kill the user when first applied. Orochimaru has averaged a ten-percent success rate when applying these seals. Additionally, even if the user survives, their body will not be able to easily control the power of the seals given to them. To compensate for this, Orochimaru developed the Seishingan drug. The drug forces the user's body to become accustomed to the unnatural increase in power, but also kills the one who takes it. The sealing jutsu Four Black Fog Battle Formation (四黒霧陣, Shikokumujin) and Dark Sealing Method (封黒法印, Fūkoku Hōin) are used to keep the drug from killing the user by placing them in a temporary death state. Though the Sound Four were the ones to perform the technique, it stands to reason that they weren't the ones that created it.

Orochimaru developed the cursed seals through experimentation on a prisoner named Jugo, whose body naturally produces an enzyme that triggers a state on which the cursed seal is based. The difference between Orochimaru and Ryun's seals and the unrefined enzyme are the effect they have: while the cursed seal is controllable, the unrefined enzyme produces uncontrollable rage in those exposed to it, including Jugo himself, and the effects cannot be controlled.

Also Seireitou Hyuga revealed that the Cursed Seal has a third state in which the user forcibly draws chakra from the administrator of the seal.

Types of Seals

Cursed Seal of Heaven

Cursed Seal of Earth

Cursed Seal of Hell

  • Wearers: Unknown

Hurricane Cursed Seal

  • Wearers: Unknown

Demon's Cursed Seal

  • Wearers: Unknown

Cursed Seal of the Sound

  • Wearers: Unknown

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