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Gari Anime

(ガリ, Gari)

  • Gari of the Explosion Release (爆遁のガリ, Bakuton no Gari)[1]
Debut
Manga Chapter #515
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #256
Appears in Anime and Manga
Voice Actors
Japanese
Personal
Gender Gender Male Male
Status Deceased
Kekkei Genkai
Affiliation
Team
Nature Type
Jutsu

Gari (ガリ, Gari) was a famed Iwagakure shinobi and a member of the village's Explosion Corps.

Personality

Gari is a level-headed individual, given his calm upon being reincarnated, even explaining the situation to a fellow reincarnated Zabuza. Upon meeting the young members of the Allied Shinobi Forces, he demonstrated concern that he had a regenerating body, figuring that he could at least trade blows instead of fight full out.

In the anime, Gari is shown to have great pride in his abilities, being confident Monga's small group lacked enough members to defeat him. Unlike in the manga, he showed a taste for fighting, being glad he was brought back, and had no intent of allowing himself to be sealed (an attitude which Monga stated was very unlike him while he was alive), as well as regretting he didn't have a chance to fight Pakura, another kekkei genkai user. He also teased Pakura when the Allied Shinobi began to get an advantage over her. His behaviour was explained in part as some unresolved feelings he had some time before his death.[2]

Appearance

He has spiky, light-brown hair and prominent jaw-lines. Due to the Impure World Reincarnation, his green eyes have black sclera and white irides when Kabuto erases his personality. He wears the standard Iwagakure flak jacket and single-sleeved shirt underneath, leaving the entirety of his right arm exposed except for the presence of his forehead protector, wrapped around the upper portion of the arm. He also has the traditional lapel hanging from the right side of his pants.

Abilities

He was a well noted shinobi and a member of the Explosion Corps during his lifetime, which served as the reason for his eventual reincarnation by Kabuto Yakushi. He has also demonstrated great knowledge, being able to recognise a rare and forbidden technique.[3]

Taijutsu

Gari specialises in offensive taijutsu, which he uses in conjunction with his destructive kekkei genkai. With this combination, he was able to overwhelm most foes, including a taijutsu prodigy such as Rock Lee, by forcing his opponents to dodge and evade the blows rather than blocking them, thus making hand-to-hand combat a near-impossible choice.

As shown in the anime, Gari possess great speed when he was able to sneak up onto two patrolling shinobi without them even noticing and is also physically strong, able to lift a fully grown man with just one hand.[4]

Nature Transformation

Gari is able to use Explosion Release, a kekkei genkai that allows him to combine two unknown chakra natures to utilise explosive chakra, as seen when he used Explosion Release: Landmine Fist to obliterate an Allied Shinobi ninja simply by punching him. In the anime, he could deflect kunai back by using explosions in his palms, throwing them back with such force they killed the throwers in one shot.[2]

Part II

Shinobi World War Arc

In preparation for the Fourth Shinobi World War, Gari is reincarnated by Kabuto Yakushi to fight against the Allied Shinobi Forces, before being mobilised alongside Zabuza Momochi, Haku, Pakura and Toroi. Overhearing Haku and Zabuza talking about their present state, he informs them of the details regarding the forbidden technique used to revive them.

Bakuton Jiraiken
Gari blows Tajiki up.

Ambushed by the Surprise Attack Division, Gari's arm is destroyed due to the explosive tags carried by Sai's ink birds, yet it quickly regenerates. Discerning that their bodies were indestructible and so, they could trade blows without risk, Gari storms the recently grounded opposition but is intercepted by Might Guy of the Third Division. Feeling feverish as Kabuto erases his consciousness, an unthinking Gari launches into an assault. Confronting Tajiki, he quickly kills him using the Explosion Release: Landmine Fist technique. He and Pakura are then used as mediums to summon the previous generation of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist to overwhelm the enemy. Accomplishing this, both retreat to a safe distance to await further orders, as the swordsmen begin their concealed massacre. In the anime, Guy tasked Rock Lee with chasing Pakura, while he went after Gari.

LeeVSGari
Gari fighting Lee.

As dawn broke on the next day of war, Gari reappeared with the other reincarnated shinobi and they continue their assault. While the division prepared to seal Jinin Akebino, Gari arrived as backup at which point he is confronted by Lee. Their short fight results in Jinin being freed from Ensui Nara's Shadow Sewing Technique when the latter is injured by the explosion Gari caused. After Jinin was sealed, Gari retreated.[4]

Gari later surprised a Kumo shinobi while attacking scattered groups of Third Division shinobi, killing him. Gari and Monga discussed, and despite being confident he could kill Monga, Monga defeated him with a combination of earth walls and explosive tags. However, before Gari could be sealed by Maki, Pakura attacked, killing Monga. When Pakura herself was about to be sealed, Gari, now regenerated, intervened, and announce his intent to kill Maki. When shinobi from the other villages moved in to protect Maki, Pakura held Gari back, allowing them to escape. Gari lamented that he never got to fight her, and both had their personalities erased once again.[2]

By the time Kakashi Hatake and Guy departed for Naruto Uzumaki's location the following day, Gari had already been sealed by the Third Division.[5] Later, with the release of the Impure World Reincarnation technique, a light of sorts encased Gari's sealed body as the technique was dispelled and his soul was returned to the afterlife.

Trivia

Unknown Iwa Ninja on Inheritors of the Will of Fire
Unnamed shinobi abducted by Hiruko.

References

  1. Naruto: Shippūden episode 256
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Naruto: Shippūden episode 285
  3. Naruto chapter 516, page 3
  4. 4.0 4.1 Naruto: Shippūden episode 284
  5. Naruto chapter 566, page 5

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