Activation Cost: B-rank (Costs 1 B-rank per animal)
Upkeep Cost: N/A
Range: Same as KageBunshin
Classification: Secret Technique
Requirements: A-rank Intelligence, Genjutsu
Parent Technique: Kage Bunshin no Jutsu
Hand Seals: Bird
This Genjutsu can be cast upon any animal, although it can not be cast upon summoned creatures bound by the Kuchiyose no Jutsu. It allows the user to take control of such animal, and gain full access to its body. Additionally, the user may extend his/her sensory abilities to such animal, allowing this jutsu to be extremely useful for tracking down running targets.
The same principle of the Kage Bunshin technique is used in terms of conscience- as when the Jutsu is cast, a second "user conscience" will take over the animal and force its will upon it. After the jutsu is released, the conscience will return to the original used and all knowledge will then be shared.
As for traveling rules, to this jutsu apply the same rules as any other clone jutsu.
The user pays a single A-ranked chakra amount, and like clones, the jutsu can be maintained indefinitely. However, each turn the Sensory Technique is active, the original user is drained a C-ranked Chakra amount.
All Genjutsu weaknesses apply (eg.applying Kai dispells all effects of the Genjutsu on the person it was applied on)
Killing the animal or using Kai on it disperses the Genjutsu.
Animals bound by Kuchiyose contracts are immune to this.
Can be used on up to 5 animals at the same time.