|犬塚ガク Inuzuka Gaku|
|Manga||Volume #57, Naruto Chapter #542|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #282|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga|
Gaku, his ninken, Dōtō Akimichi and a fourth shinobi were part of a team which was led by Minato Namikaze during a conflict with Kumogakure. In his team, Gaku was responsible for short-range combat. In one of the battles, his team clashed with Kumogakure's A–B Combo. During Minato's fight with A and Killer B, Gaku expressed his shock over the latter's jinchūriki transformation. Directly afterwards, Gaku and his comrades received a signal to retreat, leading him to inform Minato that they are pulling back for the moment.
As the eldest of his team, he thought of Minato as a younger brother.
Gaku served as the short-range combat shinobi of his platoon. Therefore, it is very likely that he uses the Inuzuka clan's assorted techniques alongside his large-breed ninken.
- "Gaku" can be written in several ways with several meanings in some cases. "学" for example can stand for "scholarship", "learning" or "knowledge", "額" stands for "picture" or "ammount of money" and "萼" is the Kanji for calyx.