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Hey everyone! I was wondering whether there was any solid evidence that Kakashi used to be an ANBU squad captain. I know there's a scene in the Naruto Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow, and that he has an ANBU tattoo, but is there any other scenes in the anime that show him in ANBU gear?Fieldxscarecrow 22:06, 8 October 2008 (UTC)fieldxscarecrow

It is confirmed that he is in the ANBU thanks to Tenzo but I think in the second Shippuden opening, there is another scene of him in ANBU and at the end of a shippuden episode, I think Yamato shows us Kakashi (ANBU) with his dogs. ~Kakashi Namikaze (talk) 11:10, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

In the episode of shippuuden number 35 when Kakashi is in the hospital and tenzo, sunade an shisune enter in the left arm of Kakashi you can look Kakashi`s anbu tattoo.

Well, I could only say that his oufit tells it all. His mask that we could not see his true face tells of a secret and hidden past... That's just my opinion... Not based on facts.. Yeah when he was at the hospital and when Sai was introduced, Sai said he was fables in ROOT...

In Shippuden, Yamato admits several times that he served under Kakashi in ANBU and even refers to him as "Senpai" repeatedly. I would say this is conclusive evidence, personally. (Furthermore, a shinobi as skilled as Kakashi, the Copy Ninja, surely would have served in ANBU if Sai did!).

Kakashi's Mask

Kakashi Hatake is a very skilled ninja, supposedly knowing over a thousand techniques with the help of his Sharingan eye. He took the Chunin exams when he was only six, and passed. There are certain mysteries about his mask, none of them confirmed by either the manga, or the anime. One primary belief is that Kakashi wears his mask to hide not an ugly face, but to hide his unbelievably handsome face. Even early chapters including Kakashi (the Kakashi Gaiden, the chapters before the time-skip where Kakashi's team is revealed) as a Chunin, on his team with the future Yondaime, Minato Namikaze, Obito Uchiha, and Rin.

In one omake episode of Naruto, the anime, Team 7 attempts to reveal what is under Kakashi's mask (episode 101); going so far as to lay traps, and dress as enemy ninja and attack him. However, they are unsuccessful, and at the end Kakashi takes off his mask only to reveal another mask beneath it - though once they are gone it insinuates that he would have revealed the second mask if they'd asked.


There is also evidence in shipuuden. Seeing as to how there is a member, (Former) in the anbu. This character use to be under leadership of Kakashi during his time in anbu.

--Six-shot-samurai (talk) 12:26, 19 May 2009 (UTC)six-shot-samurai

In Naruto chapter 313, the ANBU tatoo is absent from his left shoulder, a slip from Kishimoto?