Understand why Sasuke’s Chidori seems to be weaker than Naruto’s Rasengan

Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha are the two great protagonists of the Naruto franchise, and consequently are the two most popular characters in the same franchise.

During the classic Naruto saga, one of the most memorable fights in the entire anime is the confrontation between Naruto and Sasuke on the top floor of the Leaf Village hospital.

It was during this fight that Sasuke witnessed Naruto’s Rasengan for the first time, and was very surprised by the damage caused by Naruto’s technique in one of the hospital’s water tanks.

As you can see above, Naruto’s Rasengan did a lot more damage than Sasuke’s Chidori, which suggests that Naruto’s most famous jutsu is more powerful than Sasuke’s most famous jutsu, but the truth is not quite That.

The two jutsus are very different from each other. While Rasengan is essentially a concentrated and condensed chakra spiral, Chidori is a blade formed by erratic and randomly moving rays.

Because of this, Rasengan makes a much bigger impact because the entire chakra is concentrated in only one place, while the impact of Chidori is very low, because the erratic rays form a perfect blade to pierce the target in a single lethal blow.

Both techniques are equally powerful and lethal, having only different ways of acting. Chidori (and consequently, Raikiri) are blades used to pierce the target in a single, lethal blow, while Rasengan and its variations strike the target continuously with the condensed chakra spiral.

That is, Sasuke’s Chidori is not weaker than Naruto’s Rasengan; the two jutsus have a very similar level of power.

Naruto Shippuden was shown between the years 2007 and 2017 and counting the second phase of the anime. In it, Naruto returns after two years of training with the mission to fight Akatsuki and then rescue Sasuke from the clutches of Orochimaru.

Altogether, the anime has 500 episodes (including the Naruto Shippuden fillers), and ends the story of Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura and Kakashi. In addition, the anime sets the stage for the direct continuation of the story.

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