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カタスケ Katasuke
Debut
Manga Volume #1, Boruto Chapter #1
Novel Boruto: Naruto the Movie
Movie Boruto: Naruto the Movie
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
Appears in Manga, Novel, Game, Movie
Voice Actors
Japanese
Personal
Gender Gender Male Male
Height
  • Gaiden: 170 cm
    1.7 m
    5.577 ft
    66.929 in
Occupation
  • Scientist (Former)
  • Leader of Konoha Science Ninja Weapon Team (Former)
  • Construction Worker
Affiliation
Team
Rank
Ninja Rank
Tools

Katasuke (カタスケ, Katasuke) is a jōnin from Konohagakure. He worked with Kōsuke for Konoha's Science Ninja Weapons Team.

Personality

While seemingly loyal to Konoha and working to advance its prosperity, Katasuke is a very arrogant, immoral and self-serving man. Taking great pride in his scientific advances, he believes strongly that his work is the new era of shinobi combat, regularly making video journals of his work. He is also quite stubborn and self-absorbed, to the point of defying rules and orders, as even though Naruto told him he could not use the Chūnin Exams as a chance to show off his Kote, he did so anyway. Even after Boruto's disqualification in the Chūnin Exams for using the Kote, Katasuke still tried to convince the spectators of his superior ninja tools as beneficial to the village. He is also shown to be very reckless and over-confident, as he snuck into the battle against Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki, using his Kote in an attempt to kill the power-hungry man as a means for further publicity of himself and of his invention, only to instead give Momoshiki extra chakra to absorb and restore his power.

Appearance

Katasuke has a short crop of brown hair and brown eyes and wears a pair of glasses. In every day duties, he wears a complete white scientist suit without a forehead protector. In battle, he wears a complete standard Konohagakure jōnin uniform, however, rather than a standard red arm band depicting the Uzushiogakure crest, he wears white arm band depicting the Science Ninja Weapons Team crest.

Abilities

While his abilities are largely unknown, being a jōnin, it is safe to assume that Katasuke is a rather capable ninja. As a member of Konoha's Science Ninja Weapons Team and inventor of the innovative Kote, Katasuke is a highly intelligent man. He can also be manipulative as he used Boruto Uzumaki's desire to surpass his father as a way of getting the boy to use his Kote. Katasuke is also fairly stealthy, as he was able to sneak through Sasuke's temporal portal almost unnoticed.

Epilogue

Boruto: Naruto The Movie

Katasuke invents a forearm device that stores and releases ninjutsu at the user's will. He wanted to introduce it at the Chūnin Exams but the Seventh Hokage considered it to be a form of cheating and forbade it. However, unbeknownst to Naruto, Katasuke gives the device to Boruto to use in the Chūnin Exams, in the hopes of gaining publicity for his invention. Once Naruto discovers this and disqualifies Boruto for cheating, Katasuke tries to announce to the audience that there was no point in using traditional ninjutsu techniques due to how far advanced their technology is before Momoshiki and Kinshiki Ōtsutsuki attacked the arena. Katasuke and his assistant secretly follow the rescue mission sent to rescue Naruto from the two enemies. After Naruto and Sasuke Uchiha defeated Momoshiki, Katasuke rushed in an attempt to finish off the enemy with his device and claim the credit for the victory. However, he inadvertently restored Momoshiki's strength as the latter was able to absorb the attacks Katasuke fired at him. As a result, Katasuke was stripped of his position and was forced to do menial labour to help rebuild after Momoshiki's attack.

References

  1. Zai no Sho, page 38

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