In Naruto Shippuden, Danzo has a sharingan with powers that allows him to control the mind of his victims as it is shown in the 5 Kage Submit. In the 197th episode, after Pain's attack, some of the heads of the Land of Fire meet to decide what to do next and who should be the next Hokage. Kakashi should have been chosen but Danzo made the Daimyo to change his mind.

Did Danzo use his sharingan's powers to become Hokage or was his speech good enough to convince the Daimyo?


Danzō, rather than using the sharingan's ability, used the Daimyō's indecisive characteristic to his advantage - knowing he would side with whoever convinced him the most.

The Fire Daimyō has a fickle and indecisive nature and is easily swayed in his decisions through biases as well as external influences. When situations call for fast, important decisions, he makes his advisers do the whole work: the one who convinces him most is the "winner"

Danzō convinced the Daimyō that Kakashi, who was initially considered for becoming the 6th Hokage, maintained the same ideology that put Konoha in it's current state of crisis.

However, Danzō points out that the teachings that were passed down to Kakashi were the cause of Konoha's problems and current crisis. The Konoha Crush, the frequent confrontations with Akatsuki, the defection of Sasuke Uchiha, and the destruction of Konoha's infrastructure, all stemmed from the ideology that kindness and unity would lead to peace. Danzō believed the ideology simply made Konoha appear weak and left them exposed to attacks

The Daimyō believed and agreed with Danzō

The daimyō, persuaded by Danzō's words and reasoning, appointed Danzō as the Sixth Hokage Candidate, just in time for the Five Kage Summit.

  • Daimyos are stupid enough to be fooled just by words. No need to use any genjutsu technique to convince them. Aug 29 '17 at 7:20
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    @SahanDeSilva edited my answer to compliment your comment :) Aug 29 '17 at 16:25
  • haha.. I just wanted to point out that Daimyos are pretty useless (being normal humans with no shinobi skills) to guide and advice a set of people who have destructive power (E.g.: Any kage) Aug 30 '17 at 2:47

It was activated until the fight with Sasuke, I don't remember why but it shuts for 10 years after being used for powerful genjutsu

  • When and where did this happen? danzo never used kotoamatsukami to become hokage. Sep 12 '17 at 12:02

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