|Used For:||Offensive Usage|
|Used In Which World(s):||Ninja World|
Shuriken, like kunai, are one of the more basic weapons seen in Naruto. They are sharpened, four-pronged metal stars, useful for throwing. Although small, they can be used to distract, pin down enemy shinobi, or if accurate enough, can be deadly. They have an open circle in the centre, used for grabbing with a finger, to avoid cutting oneself, or to put thread through. The circle is also a benefit in aerodynamics, as it ensures more accurate trajectories.
Types of Shuriken
In addition to the basic shuriken, larger, arm-length shuriken have been seen in the series. They are usually carried on the back or stored in scrolls. The Demon Wind Shuriken is of a similar size, but is more lethal and can be folded together for easier storage. There have also been seen shurikens with bent points. In the anime it was mentioned that there were cat shuriken.