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(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

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 commented on this during his fight against Ōnoki and Akatsuchi.[2]

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.

Abilities

Earth Golem

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.[3] 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.[4] 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 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.[2]

Part II

Five Kage Summit Arc

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

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

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

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 until Kiba, Neji, Choji and Shikamaru are trapped by the SOund Four. He is then briefly seen standing at the desk Shikaku is sitting at.

Creation and Conception

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

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

Trivia

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

References

  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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