I was watching the anime and I witnessed someone point out something about how the 3rd Raikage's 4 finger thrust is prefer "Kakashi's Lightning blade or Sasuke's Chidori". Were they implying there was a difference between the two jutsu, if for this reason what is the difference. Thank You because that the help.

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The lightning tongue is an magnified version of the chidori, request the consumption of an ext chakra and much more importantly, much more chakra control.

According to gai, kakashi called it the lightning blade due to the fact that he was able to break-up a bolt that lightning v it, yet we haven't actually seen that nor has Kakashi said it himself.

Visually, chidori looks more like lightning bolts coming off the hand where as lightning blade consumes the customers hand in lightning and chakra.

Not to cite if you play naruto shippuden can be fried ninja storm generations or storm 3, kakashi has actually an ultimate jutsu referred to as twin lighting shiver whereby he creates a zig zag lightning bolt heading upwards then easily slices it under the facility with his light blade. Thats an example of that slicing lighting.

When Kakashi uses lightning tongue his hand is totally extended and flat, prefer a blade, and totally engulfed in lightning. When Sasuke provides chidori his hand is kinda cupped and it looks an ext like he's stop a sphere of lightning.

As I stated somewhere below, the is not really true. Both Sasuke and Kakashi have done both, when Kakashi has only said Raikiri and also Sasuke has only stated Chidori. The difference in between the cup and flat palm is a readjust in format from Kishi's part since the original Naruto constantly used cupped(look at Kakashi's Raikiri as soon as he killed Haku) and in Shippuden it changes to flat(look in ~ Sasuke vs. Deidara and also Sasuke vs. Raikage Ay).

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Here is mine answer indigenous the last time i answered this question:

Well, the name readjusted is already said, but the actual difference that provides it much more advanced is the form transformation. Basically, there space 2 varieties of transformation, nature change and shape transformation. Nature change is as soon as the user transforms his chakra come mimic an element, once a jutsu has XXX layout or XXX release, the chakra is nature transformed into XXX, because that example: lightning style: Chidori or earth style: earth wall. Kakashi's chakra nature is lightning, so as soon as he uses chidori, the transforms his chakra to have the properties of lightning. Nature transformation is a rather low level, and also a vast amount that jutsus use it. Shape revolution is as soon as the user transforms his chakra into to a specific shape and not simply a mass, because that example, rasengan, is the can be fried chakra transformation, right into a perfect ball, it is much higher level and jutsus that use it are a lot more powerful, another example (as rasengan is somewhat unique) is the go on water/tree climbing practice, they are both supplied to train the usage to regulate the form of the chakra. Now, the actual power comes once you incorporate both of the changes together, girlfriend probably know a few of those: rasenshuriken, Sasuke's (not Itachi's) amaterasu (the difference being Sasuke can move the flames) space both a combination of both transformations. Come the point: the difference in between chidori and raikiri, is the whereas chidori is a pure nature transformation, Kakashi took it one action further and also applied shape change by shaping the chidori into a blade which increased the jutsu's lethality immensel, and also made the jutsu lot harder come learn and also perform. This, is what the raikiri is. It is the mix of the lightning nature v the shape of a lightning. Tl;dr chidori is a mass of chakra, raikiri is the same however in the shape of a blade.