Amaterasu (天照, Amaterasu) is the highest level Fire Magic spell. It is said to represent the "Material World and Light" (物質界と光, Busshitsukai to Hikari), the antipode to Tsukuyomi — a genjutsu of similar power and a fellow Mangekyō Sharingan dōjutsu.
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The jet-black flames of the Amaterasu, similar to Flame God Slayer's flames in appearance, is said to be "the fires from hell" and as hot as the surface of the sun, ignite at the focus of the user's vision. Though the flames have been stated to be unavoidable, Amaterasu has been avoided a few times.
The flames are capable of burning through mostly anything in their path, even smothering regular fire techniques with ease. Amaterasu is said to never stop burning; even when whatever is caught by Amaterasu is completely reduced to ash or destroyed, it can still continue burning for seven days and seven nights. It cannot be extinguished with water or any other normal methods. However, the flames burn fairly slowly, sometimes allowing anyone struck by Amaterasu an opportunity to remove whatever clothing or body parts have been caught ablaze.
Unless the user acquires Mangekyō Sharingan,the continuous use of the technique puts a great deal of strain on the user, usually causing their eyes to bleed and eventually blindness.