When Madara used the Izanagi before Hashirama killed him, he survived at the cost of one of his eyes. But when he activated his Rinnegan decades later, his eye was restored.

So if you have Rinnegan and you perform Izanagi/Izanami, does that mean that there are no drawbacks? If that's true, then that would be invincible, since someone like Madara can use it endlessly and never lose in a battle.

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I don't think you can perform those Kinjutsu using Rinnegan. They are unique to Sharingan. As for his eye that Madara got after decades, it was by using the Hashirama cells. He collected those cells during his fight with Hashirama and cultivated them during his time with Black Zetsu.

So to answer your question, NO you can't perform Izanagi/Izanami using Rinnegan.

  • Ahh, so it was Hashirama's cells that restored his eyes, not the fact that we awakened the Rinnegan. Is it? Jul 7, 2016 at 15:42
  • Ya he infused Hashirama's cells with his body , which gave him incredible regenerating powers and since its the combination of both Indra and Ashura's chakra, He was able to activate the Rinnegan eyes.
    – Bej
    Jul 8, 2016 at 4:17
  • Rikudou Sennin was able to perform both Izanami and Izanagi with a completely active Rinnegan. They're not unique to Sharingan. Tomoe-Rinnegan owners should be able to do a Rinnegan Izanagi/Izanami as well. Apr 15, 2021 at 11:30

Can you cite a source where someone with Rinnegan used Izanagi/Izanami. Only Sharingan users have been shown using this skill and they all lost the usage of the eyes after. Thus answers would be speculative at best.


Though these skills might be used by a rinnegan user, they will become dark once used. Hence using Izanagi/Izanami with an eye that can awake Rinnegan is a waste. This is similar to how Danzo was confused about whether to use Shisui's eye for its Genjutsu or for Izanagi. Thus a rinnegan eye would also go blind if used for these kinjutsu.

  • Narutopedia: "But Madara had planned ahead: he had scheduled an Izanagi to activate sometime after his death, changing reality to bring him back to life in exchange for his right eye's vision ... It was not until decades later, towards the end of Madara's natural life, that the cells had any effect, awakening the Rinnegan (in the process restoring his right eye)." Jul 7, 2016 at 15:40
  • @JefferyTang and we know it was restored because he gave both of those eyes to Nagato, who never showed a lack of vision in one eye.
    – Ryan
    Jul 7, 2016 at 17:19
  • Rinnegan may have restored a used Sharingan, which used Izanagi, but its never shown that a rinnegan user sacrifice his eye. Also Madara may have used another set of eye for the "planned ahead". I don't really trust the wiki unless it cited a source.
    – Arcane
    Jul 7, 2016 at 17:28

The Sage of the Six Paths had the power of bringing illusions to reality. Obito explains this when he's talking about Danzo's Izanagi. You can say the ultimate Izanagi is that of a person who's combined Senju's power and Uchiha's power which is the power of Rinnegan, so I'd say Rinnegan has the unlimited Izanagi ability.

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