Translation: Lightning Edge, Lightning Cutter.
Hand Seals: Ox → Rabbit → Monkey.
Note: Listed by different rank than Chidori in official databook.
Description: Raikiri is a Ninjutsu technique developed by Hatake Kakashi utilizing the Lightning Element. It's also an concentrated enhanced form of the Chidori. It is said to have gained its name after Kakashi split a bolt of lightning with it. Because the Chidori is already powerful on its own, the Raikiri requires better chakra control, which is exemplified in its appearance. The Chidori appears as simply a mass of white electrical chakra in the user's hand, while the Raikiri is more focused and blue. In Part I he is limited to using it four times a day, but by Part II he can use it at least six times.
Users: Hatake Kakashi.