|Literal English||Book of Search Instruction|
|English anime||Bingo Book|
|Manga||Volume #34, Chapter #302|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #47|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga|
The Bingo Book is a book that contains any and all information on every missing-nin, which all jōnin and members of ANBU of the major shinobi villages are given by their respective Kage to hunt down and assassinate. The purpose of this is so that the village's secrets and/or kekkei genkai aren't stolen or examined by the enemy. Kirigakure has a special unit within their ANBU called hunter-nin, whose sole purpose is the complete eradication of these missing-nin.
There are many versions of the Bingo Book besides those distributed in the shinobi villages. Akatsuki used Bingo Books that instead of listing missing-nin, provided information on the hosts of tailed beasts (which must be captured alive) and those shinobi that are known as the most powerful assets to a certain village. Kakuzu made use of this addition to track down shinobi in the hopes of gaining their bounties, such as when he attempted to kill Asuma for his 35 million ryō bounty.
- Although the word for Bingo Book is written in kanji "手配書", it is pronounced the same as in English "Bingo Book". The Japanese pronunciation of the kanji would be "tehaisho", which would literally translate to "book of search instruction", as in the instruction and protocols used for police searches and arrests.
- According to Kabuto, his own bounty within the Bingo Book pales in comparison to Sasuke's or Orochimaru's.
- ↑ Naruto chapter 579, page 10