|Kinkaku Force (金角部隊, Kinkaku Butai, Literally meaning: Golden Horn Force)|
|Manga||Volume #56, Naruto Chapter #525|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #267|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga|
The Kinkaku Force (金角部隊, Kinkaku Butai) was a special team of at least twenty highly skilled shinobi from Kumogakure.
During the First Shinobi World War, the team tracked down Konohagakure's Escort Unit, and surrounded them on the battlefield. The Second Hokage acted as a decoy in order for his comrades to escape, and ultimately was killed by Kinkaku.
- Kinkaku (金角) means "Golden Horn". It is the name of a character from the famous story Journey to the West.
- Due to Kinkaku being a criminal by the time the team faced Tobirama, it's likely the group wasn't loyal to Kumo anymore.
- Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist — a similar group of shinobi from Kirigakure.
- Twelve Guardian Ninja — a similar group of shinobi from the Land of Fire.
- Puppet Brigade — a similar group of shinobi from Sunagakure.
- Explosion Corps — a similar group of shinobi from Iwagakure.