|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #235|
|Appears in||Anime only|
Decades ago, she encountered Jiraiya who has entered her village to do "research" for his next novel. After he escaped, she pursued him and challenged him to a duel for his hand in marriage. This match was however postponed, as neither party was making headway against the other. Jiraiya promised that their students instead should one day seek each other out and fight if the two never met again. This promise fell to her student Shizuka and Jiraiya's last pupil Naruto Uzumaki.
In her youth, she was a driven and somewhat confrontational individual, tracking Jiraiya for a great distance in order to fight him. While being bound by her village's traditions, she was also a kind and empathic individual with her being capable of understanding Jiraiya's feelings for Tsunade. She also showed a diplomatic streak, when she accepted that her and Jiraiya's battle was postponed and would possibly be taken up by their respective students, should they not be capable. In her old age, she had become quite loving and caring, offering words of wisdom to her student in regards to her love life and supporting her when Sagiri was killed.
She had green eyes and brown, chin-length hair that covered her ears and framed her face. In her youth, she was a fairly tall woman of curvaceous built. She wore a form-fitting outfit with a long-sleeve on her left side and sleeveless on the right. In her old age, her hair had greyed and she wore a loose fitting kimono.
Little is known about her abilities, but in her youth, she was undoubtedly a powerful combatant, proven from how she was able to fight against a younger Jiraiya in battle that ended in a stalemate. She was able to track Jiraiya quite some distance away from her village, something the Sannin praised her for. She also appears to be skilled in kenjutsu.