|Manga||Volume #66, Naruto Chapter #633|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #373|
|Novel||Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise|
|Game||Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Novel, Game|
Not much is known about Aoda's background except for the fact it became acquainted with Sasuke at some point, presumably during his training with Orochimaru.
In stark contrast to Manda, a snake of similar size to it, Aoda seems to be very mild mannered and respectful to its summoner, as shown when it addresses Sasuke with the "-sama" suffix and dutifully follows all his orders without needing to be controlled. Aoda also asked Sasuke how he could be of service the instant he was summoned. He was also described as being simple.
Aoda is a large blue snake with light-green eyes and is easily comparable in size to the largest of summons. He towers above trees, buildings, and rock formations, much like Manda used to. Like many snakes, Aoda possesses large infrared-sensitive receptors on its snout.
As a snake, Aoda is extremely fast and nimble, successfully moving through an entire army of the Ten-Tails' clones, while evading all of their attacks. In the anime, it was also shown to possess a great amount of strength, easily able to strangle and toss away even the biggest of said replicas. He is said to have strength rivalling Manda's.
Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax
After Sasuke made his way to the main battlefield of the Fourth Shinobi World War, Aoda was summoned alongside Katsuyu, and Gamakichi by Sakura and Naruto respectively. Asking Sasuke how he could be of service, Aoda is commanded to manoeuvre through the enemy lines and get Sasuke to the main body of the Ten-Tails to which he dutifully complied. Slipping past clones of the Ten-Tails. While doing this, Sasuke manifested his Susanoo atop Aoda and used the Blaze Release: Susanoo Kagutsuchi technique on his Susanoo arrow, which he targeted the Ten-Tails with, combining it with Naruto's Wind Release: Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken to create the Scorch Release: Halo Hurricane Jet Black Arrow Style Zero. Later, when Obito Uchiha was being controlled by Madara, Sasuke commanded Aoda to take him to Obito, only for the great snake to be grabbed by the Ten-Tails. Sasuke then told Aoda to leave as his assistance was no longer needed.
Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise
When Nowaki uses Typhoon Release during a battle, Sasuke summons Aoda. Asking how he can help, Sasuke commands Aoda to jump through the portal of the storm, which the snake does with ease. As he got Sasuke closer to his opponent, Sasuke imbued Nowaki's technique with lightning, electrocuting him. Chino then intervenes and uses genjutsu on Sasuke to flee with Nowaki.
In Other Media
Aoda appears as a support character in Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4. He also appears as Sasuke's summons in Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution and Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 during the reunited Team 7's Combination Ultimate Jutsu, New: Summoning Three-Way Deadlock.
- Aoda's name might come from the Japanese rat snake, commonly known as blue general (青大将, aodaishō).
- Aoda's facial design seems to be based off of a viper.