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{{translation|'''Akatsuchi'''|赤ツチ|Akatsuchi}} is an [[Iwagakure]] shinobi.
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{{translation|'''Akatsuchi'''|赤ツチ|Akatsuchi}} is an [[Iwagakure]] [[shinobi]].
   
 
== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
Akatsuchi is very jovial and childish in nature and always seems to have a cheerful disposition. He was excited at the prospect of flying once again, even though there was the possibility that they were going off to a battle.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 513, page 1</ref> He was even excited when he thought [[Deidara]] survived the battle against Sasuke, despite Deidara being a criminal and their enemy. During battles, he tends to act very level-headed and efficient as the Tsuchikage's bodyguard. He is also fiercely loyal to the Tsuchikage, as he refused to leave his side when he heard of Sasuke's fight, just in case Ōnoki's hip went out. Deidara commented on this during his fight against Ōnoki and Akatsuchi.<ref name="C514">''Naruto'' chapter 514, page 3</ref>
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Akatsuchi is a very jovial individual who always seems to have a cheerful disposition. He is also somewhat childish, witnessed through his excited at the prospect of flying once again, even though there was the possibility that they were going off into a battle.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 513, page 1</ref> He was even excited when he thought [[Deidara]] survived the battle against [[Sasuke Uchiha]], despite Deidara being a criminal and their enemy. During battles, he tends to act very level-headed and efficient as the Tsuchikage's bodyguard. He is also fiercely loyal to the Tsuchikage, as he refused to leave his side when he heard of Sasuke's fight, just in case Ōnoki's hip went out. Deidara also attested to the fact that Akatsuchi rarely left Ōnoki's side when he fought the two.<ref name="C514">''Naruto'' chapter 514, page 3</ref>
   
 
== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
Akatsuchi is a large man with dark eyes and hair that spikes out at the back from underneath his [[forehead protector]] which he wears like a bandanna. He also has big cheeks and a plump nose. He wears the red Iwagakure uniform which has both its sleeves, underneath his [[flak jacket]] in addition to a yellow scarf that adorns his neck.
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Akatsuchi is a large and somewhat imposing man with dark eyes and black hair that spikes out at the back from underneath his [[forehead protector]] which he wears like a bandanna. He also has large cheeks, and a plump nose which give him an overall look of constant joviality. He wears the red Iwagakure uniform which has both its sleeves, underneath his [[flak jacket]] in addition to a yellow scarf around his neck.
   
 
== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
 
[[File:Earth Golem.png|thumb|Akatsuchi using the Earth Release: Golem Technique.]]
 
[[File:Earth Golem.png|thumb|Akatsuchi using the Earth Release: Golem Technique.]]
Akatsuchi has proven himself capable of moving at high speeds, despite his size as seen from him rushing to the Tsuchikage's side after reacting to [[A]]'s aggressive act at the [[Kage Summit]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 458, page 4-5</ref> He has also shown some amount of strength as well as stamina, being able to carry the Tsuchikage and his luggage and his own for an extended period of time.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 454, page 4</ref> He has also displayed proficiency in using [[Earth Release]] techniques. He can mould and expel a large [[rock golem]] from his mouth, which is capable of biting off [[Spore Technique|a Zetsu clone's]] head, and pulling him from Akatsuchi's body. He can also create golems to protect him from his opponent's attacks.<ref name="C514"/>
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Akatsuchi has proven himself a capable shinobi. As his size belies, he is quite fast, capable of moving at high speeds as seen from him rushing to the Tsuchikage's side after reacting to [[A]]'s actions which were interpreted as aggressive during the [[Kage Summit]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 458, page 4-5</ref> He has also shown an amount of strength as well as stamina, being able to effortlessly carry the Tsuchikage, his luggage, and his own for an extended period of time.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 454, page 4</ref>
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=== Ninjutsu ===
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==== Nature Transformation ====
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Akatsuchi has also displayed proficiency in using [[Earth Release]] techniques. He can mould and expel a large [[rock golem]] from his mouth, which is capable of biting off [[Spore Technique|a Zetsu clone's]] head, and pulling him from Akatsuchi's body. Such a golem can also be used to shield himself and allies from opponent's attacks.<ref name="C514"/>
   
 
== Part II ==
 
== Part II ==
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=== Adventures at Sea Arc ===
 
=== Adventures at Sea Arc ===
 
{{main|Adventures at Sea Arc}}
 
{{main|Adventures at Sea Arc}}
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Akatsuchi and [[Kurotsuchi]] were sent by the Tsuchikage in a diplomatic mission to improve Kirigakure's relationship with Iwagakure, along with [[Chōjūrō]], who was also sent by the Mizukage on the same mission to stop [[Ganryū]] in the process.
   
 
=== Confining the Jinchūriki Arc ===
 
=== Confining the Jinchūriki Arc ===
 
[[File:Akatsuchi stops Onoki.png|thumb|left|Akatsuchi stops Ōnoki from disintegrating the Island Turtle.]]
 
[[File:Akatsuchi stops Onoki.png|thumb|left|Akatsuchi stops Ōnoki from disintegrating the Island Turtle.]]
When news got to headquarters that [[Kisame Hoshigaki]] had managed to divulge the [[Island Turtle|location]] where [[Naruto Uzumaki]] and [[Killer B]] were hiding, Ōnoki took Akatsuchi and Kurotsuchi with him to improve the defences. Once they reached the sea, Ōnoki noted that they would have to [[Flight Technique|fly]] the rest of the way which pleased Akatsuchi greatly. On their way, they encountered [[Kabuto Yakushi]] and the [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] [[Deidara]]. Akatsuchi as well as Kurotsuchi expressed joy thinking that he had in fact survived his fight against [[Sasuke Uchiha]] before being reminded by the Tsuchikage that the Deidara in front of them was no more than a reincarnation.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 513, page 9</ref>
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When news got to headquarters that [[Kisame Hoshigaki]] had managed to divulge the [[Island Turtle|location]] where [[Naruto Uzumaki]] and [[Killer B]] were hiding, Ōnoki took Akatsuchi and Kurotsuchi with him to improve the defences. Once they reached the sea, Ōnoki noted that they would have to [[Flight Technique|fly]] the rest of the way which pleased Akatsuchi greatly. On their way, they encountered [[Kabuto Yakushi]] and the [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] [[Deidara]]. Akatsuchi as well as Kurotsuchi expressed joy thinking that he had in fact survived his fight against Sasuke before being reminded by the Tsuchikage that the Deidara in front of them was no more than a reincarnation.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 513, page 9</ref>
   
 
[[File:Akatsuchi protects the Tsuchikage.png|thumb|Akatsuchi protects himself and Ōnoki against Deidara's assault.]]
 
[[File:Akatsuchi protects the Tsuchikage.png|thumb|Akatsuchi protects himself and Ōnoki against Deidara's assault.]]
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=== Shinobi World War Arc ===
 
=== Shinobi World War Arc ===
While the rest of the Alliances' forces moved out, Akatsuchi remains behind by the Tsuchikage's side. After Ōnoki's departure to meet [[Gaara]] on the battlefield, the whereabouts of Akatsuchi are unknown.
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While the rest of the Alliances' forces moved out, Akatsuchi remains behind by the Tsuchikage's side. After Ōnoki's departure to meet [[Gaara]] on the battlefield, Akatsuchi joined the Alliance on the battlefield where he fought alongside his comrades.
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=== Ten-Tails Revival Arc ===
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When Ōnoki later re-entered the battlefield, Akatsuchi responded to the Tsuchikage's rallying of the troops with a fearsome war cry.
   
 
== Creation and Conception ==
 
== Creation and Conception ==
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== Video Games ==
 
== Video Games ==
In ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations]]'', Akatsuchi is a support-only character.
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In ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations]]'' and ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3]]'', Akatsuchi is a support-only character.
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==

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Akatsuchi

Akatsuchi 2

(赤ツチ, Akatsuchi)
Debut
Manga Chapter #454
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #199
Game Naruto Shippūden 3D: The New Era
Appears in Anime, Manga and Game
Voice Actors
Japanese
English
Personal
Gender Gender Male Male
Height
  • Part II: 200 cm2 m
    6.562 ft
    78.74 in
Affiliation
Partner
Nature Type
Jutsu

Akatsuchi (赤ツチ, Akatsuchi) is an Iwagakure shinobi.

Personality Edit

Akatsuchi is a very jovial individual who always seems to have a cheerful disposition. He is also somewhat childish, witnessed through his excited at the prospect of flying once again, even though there was the possibility that they were going off into a battle.[1] He was even excited when he thought Deidara survived the battle against Sasuke Uchiha, despite Deidara being a criminal and their enemy. During battles, he tends to act very level-headed and efficient as the Tsuchikage's bodyguard. He is also fiercely loyal to the Tsuchikage, as he refused to leave his side when he heard of Sasuke's fight, just in case Ōnoki's hip went out. Deidara also attested to the fact that Akatsuchi rarely left Ōnoki's side when he fought the two.[2]

Appearance Edit

Akatsuchi is a large and somewhat imposing man with dark eyes and black hair that spikes out at the back from underneath his forehead protector which he wears like a bandanna. He also has large cheeks, and a plump nose which give him an overall look of constant joviality. He wears the red Iwagakure uniform which has both its sleeves, underneath his flak jacket in addition to a yellow scarf around his neck.

Abilities Edit

Earth Golem

Akatsuchi using the Earth Release: Golem Technique.

Akatsuchi has proven himself a capable shinobi. As his size belies, he is quite fast, capable of moving at high speeds as seen from him rushing to the Tsuchikage's side after reacting to A's actions which were interpreted as aggressive during the Kage Summit.[3] He has also shown an amount of strength as well as stamina, being able to effortlessly carry the Tsuchikage, his luggage, and his own for an extended period of time.[4]

Ninjutsu Edit

Nature Transformation Edit

Akatsuchi has also displayed proficiency in using Earth Release techniques. He can mould and expel a large rock golem from his mouth, which is capable of biting off a Zetsu clone's head, and pulling him from Akatsuchi's body. Such a golem can also be used to shield himself and allies from opponent's attacks.[2]

Part II Edit

Five Kage Summit Arc Edit

Tsuchikage & guards

Akatsuchi accompanying the Tsuchikage to the Summit.

He was setting off with Kurotsuchi to escort the Third Tsuchikage to the Five Kage meeting, called for by the Fourth Raikage. When Ōnoki hurt his hips when trying to carry his bag by himself, Akatsuchi carried him along the way.

Bodyguards on the offensive

The Kage's bodyguards on the offensive.

When the Raikage destroyed his table during the meeting, Akatsuchi and Kurotsuchi moved to protect the Tsuchikage after the Raikage's physical outburst, but was soon dismissed by Ōnoki. When White Zetsu appears during the summit, Akatsuchi and Kurotsuchi guard the Tsuchikage. Later, when Sasuke infiltrates the meeting room, Akatsuchi and the Tsuchikage decided not to engage him, moving out of the way to let the Fifth Mizukage, deal with him. Later, he is ensnared in Zetsu's Spore Technique. Seeing Sasuke escape Mei, Ōnoki suggests to two of them join the fight. Akatsuchi agrees, and uses the Earth Release: Golem Technique, creating a large, earthen golem which proceeds to bite and rip the Zetsu clone from Akatsuchi's body.

After Tobi told the story of the Ten-Tails and the Sage of the Six Paths, then declared the Fourth Shinobi World War, Akatsuchi returned to Iwagakure with the Tsuchikage and Kurotsuchi, where they were informed that the Earth Daimyō has approved of the Allied Shinobi Forces. He later assumes that the daimyō made a quick decision due to being informed of Madara and the loss of Tailed Beasts. When Ōnoki states that the war will result in a failure due to the ignorance of the youth, Akatsuchi recounts the strong words Gaara had directed towards him.

Adventures at Sea Arc Edit

Main article: Adventures at Sea Arc Akatsuchi and Kurotsuchi were sent by the Tsuchikage in a diplomatic mission to improve Kirigakure's relationship with Iwagakure, along with Chōjūrō, who was also sent by the Mizukage on the same mission to stop Ganryū in the process.

Confining the Jinchūriki Arc Edit

Akatsuchi stops Onoki

Akatsuchi stops Ōnoki from disintegrating the Island Turtle.

When news got to headquarters that Kisame Hoshigaki had managed to divulge the location where Naruto Uzumaki and Killer B were hiding, Ōnoki took Akatsuchi and Kurotsuchi with him to improve the defences. Once they reached the sea, Ōnoki noted that they would have to fly the rest of the way which pleased Akatsuchi greatly. On their way, they encountered Kabuto Yakushi and the reincarnated Deidara. Akatsuchi as well as Kurotsuchi expressed joy thinking that he had in fact survived his fight against Sasuke before being reminded by the Tsuchikage that the Deidara in front of them was no more than a reincarnation.[5]

Akatsuchi protects the Tsuchikage

Akatsuchi protects himself and Ōnoki against Deidara's assault.

As the battle got under way and the Tsuchikage attempted to use a Dust Release technique, Akatsuchi stopped him, in fear for the Island Turtle's safety which the Tsuchikage had mistaken for part of the landscape. Using this opportunity Deidara sends an explosive clay bird flying their way and detonates it. Akatsuchi however uses his golem to defend against the attack — saving them. As Ōnoki and Deidara took the battle higher in the sky, they flew so fast that Akatsuchi had trouble keeping up.

Shinobi World War Arc Edit

While the rest of the Alliances' forces moved out, Akatsuchi remains behind by the Tsuchikage's side. After Ōnoki's departure to meet Gaara on the battlefield, Akatsuchi joined the Alliance on the battlefield where he fought alongside his comrades.

Ten-Tails Revival Arc Edit

When Ōnoki later re-entered the battlefield, Akatsuchi responded to the Tsuchikage's rallying of the troops with a fearsome war cry.

Creation and Conception Edit

Kishimoto noted that for Akatsuchi's design, he simply took Ōnoki, and made him larger. Expounding on this, he noted that the nose shape he had created for the Tsuchikage, fit Akatsuchi as well, but noted that he did not intend for Akatsuchi to look like the Tsuchikage's child.

Video Games Edit

In Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations and Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, Akatsuchi is a support-only character.

Trivia Edit

  • Akatsuchi (赤ツチ) means "Red Earth".

References Edit

  1. Naruto chapter 513, page 1
  2. 2.0 2.1 Naruto chapter 514, page 3
  3. Naruto chapter 458, page 4-5
  4. Naruto chapter 454, page 4
  5. Naruto chapter 513, page 9

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