|Literal English||Spirit Rift|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga|
|Range||Short to Mid range|
|Hand seals||Rin → Tô → Kai → Retsu → Zen|
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Spirit Rift (精神切目, Seishin Kirime) is a lesser version of the Nine Cuts Mudrā, which is the ultimate technique utilized in Mysticism. Nōsei invented this technique when he was unable to perform the complete Nine Cuts Mudrā. After the performing the necessary hand seals the user will concentrate on a particular area in space before utilizing Yin chakra to materialize a slash of energy at the point of their concentration. While this linear slash of energy is of the same type utilized by the parent technique it pales in comparison in terms of absolute destructive ability. The blade of chakra formed from the technique has a fleeting existence and doesn't remain materialized for more than a fraction of a second. This causes the illusion that the target has been cut apart by an unseen force.
Nōsei comments that the cutting potential of this blade is greater than that of even his shard arts enhanced wind release techniques, and can easily shear through most substances, but is difficult to accurately use against erratically moving targets. As such he commonly will not use this technique on opponents during the heat of combat unless he uses it to cleave apart an opponent's incoming attack. If utilized perfectly against a target whose movement is sealed Nōsei can use this technique as killing blow against nearly all opponents. Despite the fact that moving targets are harder to strike with this technique Nōsei's skill in this department have been increasing since he developed the technique. It should be noted that he cannot use this technique in repeatedly due to the substantial amount of chakra it requires.