Storm Release (嵐遁 Ranton) techniques combine lightning and water-based chakra to create bright beams of electricity that flow like water and can be guided towards the enemy. In the manga Darui is the only known user. In the movie Naruto Shippuuden 3: Inheritors of the Will of Fire, a missing-nin from Konohagakure named Hiruko had stolen this Kekkei Genkai from an unknown Kumogakure shinobi through the use of the Chimera Technique. His usage of this element differs from Darui's: instead of firing laser beams, Hiruko could create and manipulate dark lightning clouds which could also absorb chakra to become larger and more powerful.
- The user needs to be at least of S-class rank - 2400 posts - to make a Storm Release bio.
- The user needs to have mastered both water and lightning elements.
- The only manga character that can use Storm Release is Darui, who is also the only person together with the 3rd raikage who knows Black Lightning.
- Custom Storm Release bio's have to originate from Kumogakure.
Examples of Ranton Jutsu's: