|Anime||Naruto Episode #137|
Hanzaki (ハンザキ, Hanzaki) is the leader of the Fūma clan.
He was one of the members who was not seduced by Orochimaru's promise of power.
As the leader of his clan, Hanzaki participated in and led most of the clan's activities, including the robbing of random people, in these instances he proves to be willing to kill and steal in order to survive. He did however show some respect for his fellow shinobi, offering to let Jiraiya live in exchange for his money. This respect however turned to instant fear when he found out who it was he was dealing with. Hanzaki also harbours great resentment towards Orochimaru for seducing many of his clansmen.
He has dark eyes, as well as cheek-length dark-brown hair. He wears a red band around his head.
Hanzaki is a strong melee-based shinobi who fights with a giant sword called a zanbatō. He has showed to be rather resilient, being able to stand up immediately after having taken a direct Rasengan and subsequently being slammed through a wall.
Land of Rice Fields Investigation Mission
He first encounters Jiraiya alongside members of the Fūma clan when a female member lured him to them. Jiraiya managed to defeat him and then gain information from them. After the incident in Orochimaru's lair, Sasame and Kotohime were placed under his care by Jiraiya.
- "Hanzaki" is a pseudonym of the Japanese giant salamander.