Is the Rasengan Vortex the same as Chidori Nagashi?

Rasengan Vortex Boruto Manga

Not even two chapters in, we already have some interesting developments taking place in Boruto Two Blue Vortex manga. Boruto’s post-time-skip glow has been admirable. He has emerged as a praiseworthy shounen protagonist with an evolved fashion sense. As chapter 82 is about to make its way to fans, the spoilers and leaks are already out.

The chapter has a lot going on, but Boruto with his new technique takes the throne for being the most intriguing of them all. While the chapter doesn’t explain anything about the technique, we have some clues as to how it might look. And the new technique is strangely reminiscent of Sasuke’s Chidori Nagashi.  Let’s find out what Boruto’s new technique is and if it is the same as Chidori Nagashi’s.

Boruto’s new power-up: What is it?

Boruto Two Blue Vortex
Boruto’s first appearance in Boruto: Two Blue Vortex | Courtesy of Viz Media

In the leaks of Boruto Two Blue Vortex chapter 82, we see Boruto using a new technique: Rasengan Uzuhiko. Unlike the usual Rasengan in which chakra concentrates at one point, the wind shows up around his entire body. There’s hardly any information about the new power-up, except for how it looks. Even for the visual aspect, there might be a lot more to it than we’ll see in the upcoming chapter.

The fact that he is calling this technique Rasengan goes on to show that he is using chakra to manipulate the wind element. At the same time, the entire point of a Rasengan up until now was to concentrate chakra at a single point. Further turning it into a ball or a shuriken to amplify its impact. Now that the winds are appearing around his body, Rasengan Vortex might end up being similar to Sasuke’s Chidori Nagashi.

Is the Rasengan Vortex the same as Chidori Nagashi?

Sasuke using Chidori Nagashi
Sasuke using Chidori Nagashi for the first time in Naruto Shippuden | Image Courtesy of Studio Pierrot

Alternatively called the Chidori Flow or Chidori Current, Chidori Nagashi is a technique used by Sasuke Uchiha. With this technique, Sasuke can emanate electric discharge through his entire body. It works as the ultimate defense as he can use it simultaneously against multiple enemies. Not just his body, he can use the ground as a passage for the chakra flow.

The Rasengan Vortex was visible around Boruto’s entire body. Not only that, but he has also trained under Sasuke during the time skip. Based on the information we have so far, here’s what the Rasengan Vortex might be:

  • A technique similar to Chidori Nagashi: The way Sasuke uses his entire body to exude electric discharge, Boruto might incorporate the wind element into that. It has been confirmed earlier in the series that he can use both winds as well as lighting elements.
Naruto vs. Neji
Neji uses Eight Trigrams against Naruto | Image Courtesy of Studio Pierrot
  • An alternative of The Eight Trigrams Palms Revolving Heaven: A technique used by the Hyuga Clan, where they emit chakra from the body through Tenketsu points by spinning at a fast speed. This helps them defend themselves against attacks. Given that Boruto is partially a Hyuga, he might be able to use the Eight Trigrams with his modifications to it.

Another thing Rasengan Uzuhiko and Chidori Nagashi have in common is that both Sasuke and Boruto learned these techniques under their mentors. Sasuke learnt it under Orochimaru whereas for Boruto, it was Sasuke.

Conclusion

Boruto and Sarada post time skip
Boruto and Sarada in Boruto Two Blue Vortex | Image Courtesy of Viz Media

Boruto has gotten significantly stronger from his pre-time skip counterpart. His confidence has also taken a giant leap, as he stands tall in front of Code. Growing more and more identical to Sasuke along with a new version of Rasengan, Boruto continues to become stronger.

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