The Naruto franchise has established a remarkable standard of visual dominance through its exceedingly potent ocular abilities. And the Mangekyou Sharingan stands out as a perfect manifestation of this reality. In addition, when it comes to the Mangekyou Sharingan, Shisui Uchiha’s Kotoamatsukami catches everyone’s attention.
Within the realm of Naruto, Shisui Uchiha is regarded as one of the most formidable members of the Uchiha Clan, earning the moniker “Shisui the Teleporter”. His exceptional mastery of Genjutsu further cemented his reputation as a force to be reckoned with, and among his vast array of Genjutsu techniques, Kotoamatsukami shines as the most exceptional.
What is Kotoamatsukami?
Kotoamatsukami is a unique ability granted by Shisui’s Mangekyou Sharingan, often hailed as. What sets Kotoamatsukami apart from other Genjutsu techniques is that it doesn’t necessitate direct eye contact for activation. Once the target is visible, Kotoamatsukami does its work.
This was demonstrated in Chapter 524 of the manga and Episode 266 of the anime, where Danzo was shown to have utilized the technique on Mifune despite his eyes being bandaged. Nonetheless, casting Kotoamatsukami is not a task to be taken lightly, as it demands a meticulous level of Chakra control and a thorough understanding of the human psyche, qualities possessed by a few Shinobi, including Shisui.
What Kotoamatsukami does?
Kotoamatsukami grants the user complete control over the target’s actions, whether or not they are willing to comply. As a result, this technique can be exceedingly dangerous and lead to chaos and destruction if employed for malevolent purposes.
For this reason, Kotoamatsukami instilled fear in all who knew of its existence. Shisui’s very presence posed a potential threat to those who dared to oppose him, given his mastery of this technique. Moreover, the fact that Kotoamatsukami could even manipulate a target’s thoughts made it an incredibly potent and formidable weapon.
Indeed, the power of Kotoamatsukami was so immense that it drew the attention of governments and other powerful entities. Even Danzo, the leader of the Root division, was compelled to attempt to steal Shisui’s eyes for himself, highlighting the truly terrifying nature of Shisui’s abilities.
Furthermore, Shisui’s eyes were also coveted by Obito, who attempted to acquire them for his own purposes. However, Danzo had already taken steps to seal Shisui’s eyes before his death, preventing Obito from obtaining them.
How Itachi used Shisui’s Eye?
To prevent any further conflict and ensure the safety of his people, Shisui entrusted his Mangekyo Sharingan to Itachi Uchiha. Before his untimely demise, Itachi implanted a crow containing Shisui’s Mangekyo Sharingan within Naruto’s body and programmed it with Kotoamatsukami.
This technique was intended to serve as a final safeguard, capable of preventing Sasuke from enacting revenge against the Leaf Village.