|Manga||Volume #44, Chapter #406|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #153|
|Movie||Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Movie|
Though dutiful, he is also somewhat lackadaisical and is not used to staying late at the office. When Shikamaru Nara who was tasked by the Fifth Hokage to deliver Jiraiya's told him that he might have to come back, the head told him to come to his house as he wouldn't be staying at the office.
The head of the Cryptanalysis Team is a bespectacled man with dark eyes and black hair held in a high, short ponytail with a small goatee. He wears and orange-brown shirt with dark-coloured pants, simple sandals and a white trench coat.
Naturally, as the head of the Cryptanalysis Team he is knowledgeable in all the codes used in Konoha as he was able to tell from a glance that the code Jiraiya had left behind did not conform to any known algorithms. He was also able to guide Shikamaru on the path to figuring out the code, telling him that he should speak to someone who knew Jiraiya personally to try and figure it out after analysing the situation under which Jiraiya had left the message.
Invasion of Pain Arc
When Shikamaru Nara went to the Cryptanalysis Team office to decode the message Jiraiya had left, he found it unusual that the Sannin's encrypted message did not correspond to any code in their he village. He then stated that given the circumstances that Jiraiya left the message under, it could not be anything very complex. He then told them to think of a person that he intended to leave the message for as they would be the best bet for decoding the message. With this, he told Shikamaru that if he needed to return, that he would find him at home, not as work. After Shikamaru left, he asked Shiho what she planned to do, as he intended to go home and to bed. Shiho responded that someone needed to stay at the office in case Shikamaru returned.
Adventures at Sea Arc
Main article: Adventures at Sea Arc