Kiri (ninja)

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キリ Kiri
Manga Volume #55, Naruto Chapter #515
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #242
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Voice Actors
Gender Gender Male Male
  • Part II: 23
Ninja Rank

Kiri (キリ, Kiri) is a medical-nin from Kirigakure.


In the anime, Kiri is revealed to harbour hostility towards the shinobi of Iwagakure for having killed his father.[2]


Kiri has short spiky, black hair and black eyes. He wears the standard attire of a Kirigakure shinobi inclusive of flak jacket, and pin-stripped leg and arm-guards. He also wears the forehead protector of the Allied Shinobi Forces.


As a medical-nin, Kiri has enough knowledge and ability to use the Mystical Palm Technique to heal his injured comrades on the battlefield. He is also shown to be a keen strategist as he aided Kankurō in the ambush planning.

Part II

Adventures at Sea Arc

Kiri was amongst a group of Kirigakure shinobi that followed Ganryū to a small island off the coast of the Land of Water with the intention of killing the messenger from Iwagakure. When Ganryū later told them to fall back, after hearing that their actions were violating the will of the Mizukage, Kiri was amongst the shinobi that voiced their discontent with this. Nevertheless they retreated after getting attacked by Naruto's shadow clones.

Shinobi World War Arc

Kiri healing the wounded

Kiri healing Tokuma.

During the Fourth Shinobi World War, Kiri was assigned to the Surprise Attack Division. After the division mobilised and found a good location to set up camp, Kankurō and Kiri begin to formulate battle strategies. Later, when Zaji was injured, Kiri was asked to attend to him. Protected by Ittan's rock shelter, Kri healed the injured, and after the explosion asked Zaji what was happening on the outside, and was reassured that everyone was still alive.

Later he and the part of his division encountered a back up for the Surprise Attack and Diversion Platoon. When they tried to flee from it, they were hit with Ibuse's Poison Mist and succumbed to its effects. They are however rescued by the samurai of the Fifth Division who carry them to the medical unit for treatment.


  • Though not mentioned in episode 242, his name was given in the end credits, confirming that the shinobi featured in the episode was indeed Kiri.
  • In "Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3", Kiri's character model is used as a background Kiri shinobi. Kiri himself plays no role in the story.


  1. Fourth Databook, page 206
  2. Naruto: Shippūden episode 242

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