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{{translation|'''Kō Hyūga'''|日向コウ|Hyūga Kō}} is a shinobi from [[Konohagakure]]'s [[Hyūga clan]].
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{{translation|'''Kō Hyūga'''|日向コウ|Hyūga Kō}} is a [[shinobi]] from the Main House of [[Konohagakure]]'s [[Hyūga clan]].<ref name="d4">Fourth Databook, page 211</ref>
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
Kō was appointed as [[Hinata Hyūga]]'s bodyguard during [[Hiashi Hyūga|her father]]'s absence from the village.<ref name="chpt430">''Naruto'' chapter 430, page 9</ref>
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In the anime, Kō was [[Hinata]]'s caretaker for several years. It was his duty to watch over her whenever she was not at the [[Academy]]. He showed to have a great care and concern for Hinata's happiness and well-being, disheartened whenever he saw her sad. Kō often told her not to associate with [[Naruto Uzumaki]], most likely because of Naruto's status as a [[jinchūriki]]. In fact, he accidentally mentioned the [[Nine-Tailed Demon Fox]] in Hinata's presence, but when she questioned him about it, Kō told her not to worry about such things.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 166</ref>
   
In the anime however, Kō was shown to have been Hinata's caretaker for several years. It was his duty to watch over Hinata whenever she was not at the [[Academy]]. He showed to have a great care and concern for Hinata's happiness and well-being, disheartened whenever he saw her sad. Kō often told her not to associate with [[Naruto Uzumaki]], most likely because of Naruto's status as a [[jinchūriki]]. In fact, he accidentally mentioned the [[Nine-Tailed Demon Fox]] in Hinata's presence, but when she questioned him about it, Kō told her not to worry about such things.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 166</ref>
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During the [[Konoha Crush]], Kō accompanied [[Hiashi]] to rescue Hinata after she was kidnapped by a pair of [[Kumo Spectators|Kumogakure shinobi]]. He stopped on route to aide [[Tenten]] in defeating the [[Earth Release: Mud Wolves|mud wolves]].<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 196</ref>
   
 
== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
has light hair, which is short with backwards spikes. He has featureless white eyes and his nose is broad and well-defined. He wears the standard Konoha uniform inclusive of a [[flack jacket]] and [[forehead protector]] that he wears like a bandanna.
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[[File:Ko Hyuuga Casual.png|thumb|left|Kō's casual look.]]
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Kō has brown hair, which is short, with backwards spikes. He has featureless white eyes and his nose is broad and well-defined. He wears the standard Konoha uniform inclusive of a [[flak jacket]] and [[forehead protector]] that he wears like a bandanna. Casually, Kō wears the Hyūga clan's signature black kimono.
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== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
Like all members of his clan, he possesses one of the three great [[dōjutsu]], the [[Byakugan]]. These eyes grant him a near 360º of vision, and the capability to see through solid objects amongst other various abilities.
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[[File:Ko's_Byakugan.png|thumb|Ko activates his Byakugan.]]
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While little is seen of his abilities, the fact that he was tasked with protecting the daughter of Hyūga clan's leader hints that Kō is a very skilled shinobi. Like all members of his clan, he possesses one of the three great [[dōjutsu]], the [[Byakugan]]. These eyes grant him a near 360º of vision, and the capability to see through solid objects amongst other various abilities.
   
 
== Part II ==
 
== Part II ==
=== Invasion of Pain Arc ===
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=== Pain's Assault ===
During [[Pain]]'s attack on the village, when Hinata initially attempted to aid Naruto in his fight against [[Pain]], Kō called her back, claiming that she would only be a burden to Naruto. Later, he watched in horror with his [[Byakugan]] as Hinata went ahead regardless. He was unable to restrain her, due to a broken leg he had sustained when Pain had used his [[Shinra Tensei]] on the entire village.
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During [[Pain]]'s attack on the village, when Hinata initially attempted to aid Naruto in his fight against [[Pain]], Kō haven been tasked with protecting her during her fathers absent called her back, claiming that she would only be a burden to Naruto.<ref name="chpt430">Chapter 430, page 9</ref> Later, he watched in horror with his Byakugan as Hinata went ahead regardless. He was unable to restrain her, due to a broken leg he had sustained when Pain had used his [[Shinra Tensei]] on the entire village.
   
=== Konoha History Arc ===
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=== Past Arc: The Locus of Konoha ===
{{Main|Konoha History Arc}}
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{{Main|Past Arc: The Locus of Konoha}}
In the anime, after the Invasion of Pain, he was seen in the infirmary tent with Hinata, who was tending his wounds. In [[Neji Hyūga]]'s flashback, Kō was briefly shown and accompanies [[Hiashi]] to rescue Hinata after she was kidnapped by the [[Kumo Spectators|Kumogakure ninja]]. He stopped on route to aide [[Tenten]] in defeating the [[Earth Release: Mud Wolves|mud wolves]].<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 196</ref>
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In the anime, after the [[Invasion of Pain]], he was seen in the infirmary tent with Hinata, who was tending his wounds.
   
=== Adventures at Sea Arc ===
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=== Paradise Life on a Boat ===
{{Main|Adventures at Sea Arc}}
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{{Main|Paradise Life on a Boat}}
 
Kō was present at the meeting of the Hyūga clan convened by Hiashi. After hearing Hiashi declaration that Neji was to lead the clan's forces during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], he contested Hiashi's decision reminding him of how much Hinata had grown and that she was from the main house. Hiashi, however, told him that it wasn't because he lacked faith in Hinata but because she still lacked enough self-confidence to lead the shinobi during war.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 232</ref>
 
Kō was present at the meeting of the Hyūga clan convened by Hiashi. After hearing Hiashi declaration that Neji was to lead the clan's forces during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], he contested Hiashi's decision reminding him of how much Hinata had grown and that she was from the main house. Hiashi, however, told him that it wasn't because he lacked faith in Hinata but because she still lacked enough self-confidence to lead the shinobi during war.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 232</ref>
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== In Other Media ==
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=== Movies ===
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==== Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie ====
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{{Main|Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie}}
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* Kō's name can mean anything from {{translation|'[[Wikipedia:Filial piety|filial piety]]'|孝}} to {{translation|'body cavity'|腔}}.
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* Kō's name can mean anything from {{translation|"[[Wikipedia:Filial piety|filial piety]]"|孝}} to {{translation|"body cavity"|腔}}, but due the fact that most Hyūga clan members have light-related names, it is most likely his name means {{translation|"light"|光}}.
* In the anime, Kō's appearance was changed. Instead of having light, spiky hair and a broad nose, he has a small nose and dark, straight hair. This made him look identical to the unnamed Hyūga that was with Sakura after Pain destroyed Konoha, hinting that the anime creators either conflated the two characters or, mistook them for one another.
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* In the anime, Kō's appearance was changed. Instead of having light, spiky hair and a broad nose, he has a small nose and dark, straight hair. This made him look identical to the unnamed Hyūga that was with Sakura after Pain destroyed Konoha, hinting that the anime creators either conflated the two characters or, mistook them for one another.
* Also in the anime where his back story is expanded, he is shown without a cursed seal, suggesting that he is from the Main House of the clan.
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* Studio Pierrot projected to be 9 years older than Naruto and Hinata, and made him 170cm at the age of 17 at that projection.
   
 
== Quotes ==
 
== Quotes ==
* (To [[Hinata]]) "''It would be my everlasting shame if anything were to happen to you while Hiashi and Hanabi were away.''"<ref name="chpt430"/>
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* (To [[Hinata]]) "''It would be my everlasting shame if anything were to happen to you while Hiashi and Hanabi were away.''"<ref name="chpt430" />
   
 
== References ==
 
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Kō
日向コウ Hyūga Kō
Debut
Manga Volume #46, Chapter #430
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #163
Movie Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie
Appears in Anime, Manga, Movie
Voice Actors
Japanese
English
Personal
Gender Gender Male Male
Age
  • Part II: 20
Kekkei Genkai
Occupation
Affiliation
Clan
Rank
Ninja Rank

Kō Hyūga (日向コウ, Hyūga Kō) is a shinobi from the Main House of Konohagakure's Hyūga clan.[1]

Background Edit

In the anime, Kō was Hinata's caretaker for several years. It was his duty to watch over her whenever she was not at the Academy. He showed to have a great care and concern for Hinata's happiness and well-being, disheartened whenever he saw her sad. Kō often told her not to associate with Naruto Uzumaki, most likely because of Naruto's status as a jinchūriki. In fact, he accidentally mentioned the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox in Hinata's presence, but when she questioned him about it, Kō told her not to worry about such things.[2]

During the Konoha Crush, Kō accompanied Hiashi to rescue Hinata after she was kidnapped by a pair of Kumogakure shinobi. He stopped on route to aide Tenten in defeating the mud wolves.[3]

Appearance Edit

Ko Hyuuga Casual

Kō's casual look.

Kō has brown hair, which is short, with backwards spikes. He has featureless white eyes and his nose is broad and well-defined. He wears the standard Konoha uniform inclusive of a flak jacket and forehead protector that he wears like a bandanna. Casually, Kō wears the Hyūga clan's signature black kimono.

Abilities Edit

Ko&#039;s Byakugan

Ko activates his Byakugan.

While little is seen of his abilities, the fact that he was tasked with protecting the daughter of Hyūga clan's leader hints that Kō is a very skilled shinobi. Like all members of his clan, he possesses one of the three great dōjutsu, the Byakugan. These eyes grant him a near 360º of vision, and the capability to see through solid objects amongst other various abilities.

Part II Edit

Pain's Assault Edit

During Pain's attack on the village, when Hinata initially attempted to aid Naruto in his fight against Pain, Kō haven been tasked with protecting her during her fathers absent called her back, claiming that she would only be a burden to Naruto.[4] Later, he watched in horror with his Byakugan as Hinata went ahead regardless. He was unable to restrain her, due to a broken leg he had sustained when Pain had used his Shinra Tensei on the entire village.

Past Arc: The Locus of Konoha Edit

Main article: Past Arc: The Locus of Konoha In the anime, after the Invasion of Pain, he was seen in the infirmary tent with Hinata, who was tending his wounds.

Paradise Life on a Boat Edit

Main article: Paradise Life on a Boat Kō was present at the meeting of the Hyūga clan convened by Hiashi. After hearing Hiashi declaration that Neji was to lead the clan's forces during the Fourth Shinobi World War, he contested Hiashi's decision reminding him of how much Hinata had grown and that she was from the main house. Hiashi, however, told him that it wasn't because he lacked faith in Hinata but because she still lacked enough self-confidence to lead the shinobi during war.[5]

In Other Media Edit

Movies Edit

Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie Edit

Main article: Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie

Trivia Edit

  • Kō's name can mean anything from "filial piety" (孝) to "body cavity" (腔), but due the fact that most Hyūga clan members have light-related names, it is most likely his name means "light" (光).
  • In the anime, Kō's appearance was changed. Instead of having light, spiky hair and a broad nose, he has a small nose and dark, straight hair. This made him look identical to the unnamed Hyūga that was with Sakura after Pain destroyed Konoha, hinting that the anime creators either conflated the two characters or, mistook them for one another.
  • Studio Pierrot projected Kō to be 9 years older than Naruto and Hinata, and made him 170cm at the age of 17 at that projection.

Quotes Edit

  • (To Hinata) "It would be my everlasting shame if anything were to happen to you while Hiashi and Hanabi were away."[4]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fourth Databook, page 211
  2. Naruto: Shippūden episode 166
  3. Naruto: Shippūden episode 196
  4. 4.0 4.1 Chapter 430, page 9
  5. Naruto: Shippūden episode 232
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