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Gamakichi

Gamakichi

(ガマ吉, Gamakichi)
Debut
Manga Chapter #131
Anime Naruto Episode #77
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja
OVA Hidden Leaf Village Grand Sports Festival!
Appears in Anime, Manga and Game
Voice Actors
Japanese
English
Personal
Gender Gender Male Male
Species Toad
Classification
Affiliation
Family

Nature Type
Jutsu

Tools

Gamakichi (ガマ吉, Gamakichi) is a toad from Mount Myōboku.

Personality

He is rather funny, and has the mannerisms of a smart aleck. He is also often very condescending as well as light-hearted in most situations, preferring the levity of talk to the seriousness of battle. He has formed a bond with Naruto because he saved him from Gaara in his miniature Shukaku form. After he is summoned he tends to greet people by saying, "Yo" (in English dub, "Hey").

In Part II, Gamakichi has not just grown in size but in maturity as well. Gamakichi seems to have a considerably large amount of knowledge when it comes to human-toad combination techniques and natural energy. Also, he seems to be on better terms with his younger brother, Gamatatsu, as shown by him no longer calling him an idiot.

Appearance

Gamakichi début as a young orange toad with purple markings around his eyes, mouth and stomach. In Part I, he was small enough to fit on top of Naruto's head like Akamaru could fit on top of Kiba's head and wore a blue jacket. After the time-skip, Gamakichi has grown much bigger in size, though not nearly as big as his father, Gamabunta, but now Naruto can ride on his head and he can carry an adult human in the palm of his hands. He still sports a blue jacket.

Abilities

Though his abilities have not been expounded on much in the manga, in the anime, Gamakichi has shown a variety of techniques. He has been shown to be able to shrink his body size for infiltration purposes. He's shown the ability to use the Reverse Summoning Technique and summon Naruto to Mount Myōboku.[1]

Nature Transformation

In the anime, Gamakichi has shown the ability to use Fire Release techniques, which includes the Fire Release: Flame Bullet and the collaboration technique with his brother and Naruto called the Wind Release: Toad Oil Flame Bullet.[2]

Part I

Invasion of Konoha Arc

During the fight with the transformed Gaara, Sakura Haruno was slowly being crushed, and Naruto decided it was time to summon Gamabunta. However, due to poor chakra control, he could only muster enough chakra to summon Gamakichi. Despite being irritated, Naruto kept Gamakichi safe from Gaara's attacks. When Naruto finally managed to summon Gamabunta, Gamakichi convinced his father to help in the fight, telling his father that Naruto had saved him from Gaara and that he in turn, needed help saving his "girlfriend".

Search for Tsunade Arc

During the fight against Orochimaru, Gamakichi was inadvertently summoned by Jiraiya due to the crippling effects of Tsunade's drug which were still in his system, rendering him unable to properly control his chakra. He would later tell his brother Gamatatsu, who was summoned by Naruto, to run away when their father, Katsuyu, and Manda with their respective summoners were about to fight. Gamakichi later watched from the sidelines along with Tonton and his brother as the battle between the three waged on.

Land of the Rice Fields Arc

In the anime, Jiraiya summoned him once again to check for traps at the entrance of Orochimaru's hideout.

Land of the Birds Arc

Gamakichi made a short appearance in the Land of Birds when he and Naruto needed Gamatatsu. Despite Naruto thinking he would be useless, Gamatatsu, using his curiosity, found a kite that was a clue to how the Cursed Warrior flew. Later, he went down a dark tunnel with Naruto and Gamatatsu, and was caught by the daimyō and his guards.

Land of the Sea Arc

He was summoned again with Gamatatsu by Naruto in the Land of the Sea, although it was another attempt by Naruto to summon Gamabunta. Upon learning this he warned Naruto that it would be a big mistake to summon his father to the middle of the ocean, since toads are freshwater creatures.

Part II

Three-Tails Arc

Toads Part II

Gamakichi and Gamatatsu as seen in Part II.

Although he did not have his Part II début until much later in the manga, Gamakichi appeared sooner in the anime adaptation. Noticeably, Gamakichi was not yet as big as he would be in his manga debut, by which time he would be big enough for Naruto to stand on his head. In his anime debut, Gamakichi was easily big enough for Naruto to stand on his back.

When Naruto proved incapable of synchronising with Gamariki to learn collaboration techniques, Naruto decided to summon Gamakichi and Gamatatsu, as he had worked well with them before. After successfully synchronising with them, Naruto learned that neither of them had any skill in Water Release technique. With Naruto's help and lessons from their father, Gamakichi teaches the basics of Water Release to Gamatatsu.

Toad Oil Flame Bullet

Gamakichi, Naruto and Gamatatsu attacking the Three-Tails.

Later, when Team Yamato found it impossible to break through Guren's crystal barrier via conventional means, Naruto summoned Gamakichi and Gamatatsu to help. Gamakichi kept Gamatatsu focused by warning him that he wouldn't get any snacks if he didn't focus on the task at hand. This enables Gamatatsu to break through the barrier, after which they return to Mount Myōboku. To their annoyance, however, Naruto keeps summoning them again, both to combat Team Guren and the Three-Tails. While fighting the latter, Gamakichi pointed out that their Water Release technique would be ineffective against its own water-based abilities. Naruto lamented the fact that they had no Fire Release technique at their disposal to evaporate the beast's water, but Gamakichi pointed out that he could use fire release and together with him using the Fire Release: Flame Bullet technique, they were able to perform the Wind Release: Toad Oil Flame Bullet.

After sending Gamatatsu back briefly to Mount Myōboku to bring back a stomachful of toad oil, Naruto, Gamatatsu, and Gamakichi combined their techniques to create the Wind Release: Toad Oil Flame Bullet. The resulting inferno drove through the Three-Tails' water attack and had the turtle demon fleeing under the lake's surface. Once the Three-Tails had been overcome, Gamakichi and Gamatatsu went back home.

Invasion of Pain Arc

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Gamakichi returns to Konoha with Naruto and the others.

Gamakichi made his Part II début in the manga when Naruto was informed of Jiraiya's death. He was later present during Naruto's senjutsu training having summoned Naruto to Mount Myōboku and later watched as he trained under Fukasaku. He was summoned again during Pain's attack on Konoha, where Naruto instructed him to get Tsunade to safety. He stayed with Sakura whom he had brought Tsunade to, laughing when the Deva Path starts running away to use Chibaku Tensei, thinking Naruto has scared him off. Sakura reprimanded him however, reminding him of the danger with Naruto and that they needed to use this opportunity to save Hinata Hyūga who had been badly injured. He is later seen with the other villagers congratulating Naruto on defeating Nagato.

Trivia

  • Gamakichi's name means "Propitious Toad".
  • In the English version, Gamakichi spoke in a New York accent. This could be a similar allusion to Gamabunta speaking in a Hiroshima dialect in the Japanese version, as both dialects associated with gangsters.

References

  1. Naruto chapter 409, page 9
  2. Naruto: Shippūden episode 111

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