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{{translation|'''Konohamaru Sarutobi'''|猿飛木ノ葉丸|Sarutobi Konohamaru}} is a [[genin]]-level<!-- the OVA is NOT canon, do not change to chūnin --> [[shinobi]] of [[Konohagakure]] after which he was named. He hails from the [[Sarutobi clan]] and is a member of [[Team Ebisu]].
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{{translation|'''Konohamaru Sarutobi'''|猿飛木ノ葉丸|Sarutobi Konohamaru}} is a [[shinobi]] of [[Konohagakure]]'s [[Sarutobi clan]]. He strives to one day be as great as his idol, [[Naruto Uzumaki]].
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== Background ==
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Konohamaru was born into the Sarutobi clan and was named after Konoha by his [[Hiruzen Sarutobi|grandfather]]. While being raised by his [[Anbu]] parents,<ref>[[Boruto: Road to B]], page 2</ref> Konohamaru was never referred to by his name by the villagers, only ever called {{Translation|"Honourable Grandson"|お孫様|Omago-sama}} because of his relationship to the [[Hokage]]. Wanting to be acknowledged as a person and not simply the Hokage's grandson, Konohamaru began trying to defeat Hiruzen in order to replace him as Hokage.
   
 
== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
[[File:Konohamaru's photograph.png|thumb|left|150px|Konohamaru's Ninja Registration Form photograph.]]
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[[File:Konohamaru's photograph.png|thumb|left|120px|Konohamaru's ninja registration photo.]]
Konohamaru is the grandson of [[Hiruzen]] and [[Biwako Sarutobi]] as well as the nephew of [[Asuma]]. He usually hangs out with his two friends and team-mates, [[Udon]] and [[Moegi]]. Together, they call themselves the "''Konohamaru Ninja Squad''". He and his team-mates constantly try to sneak up on [[Naruto Uzumaki]] with poor executions of the [[Cloak of Invisibility Technique]]. Konohamaru's biggest influence is Naruto himself, looking up to him as a role model. At various points, Naruto and Konohamaru appear to have common bonds between them, such as use of the perverted techniques, determination, and fiery attitudes. Konohamaru ends many of his sentences with {{translation|"''kore''"|コレ|a laughing signal or appreciation}}, much like Naruto does with "''Dattebayo''!"
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Although he's introduced midway through a failed attempt to defeat his grandfather, Konohamaru initially finds a certain enjoyment in his status as the Hokage's grandson: he is often spared from being punished for his actions and will goad people who are unwilling to take a hand against him. When [[Naruto Uzumaki]] shows no restraint towards him and freely hits him, Konohamaru becomes impressed by him and declares Naruto to be both his rival and role model, variously calling him {{translation|"boss"|オヤブン|oyabun}} and {{translation|"big brother"|兄ちゃん|Nīchan}}. Like Naruto, Konohamaru tends to be loud, headstrong, spends an inordinate amount of time inventing perverted [[ninjutsu]], and, in the anime, even mimics Naruto's [[Wikipedia:Kabuki|kabuki]] ninja registration photograph when taking his own.<ref>[[Mystery of Pain|''Naruto Shippūden'' episode 160 omake]]</ref> He also ends many of his sentences with {{translation|"''kore''"|コレ|lit meaning="hey", "oi", "yo"}}, much like Naruto does with "''[[dattebayo]]''".
   
Even though Konohamaru and Naruto pretend to be rivals, the two clearly have a deep and understanding friendship. Konohamaru idolises Naruto in ways that no other person does, which was also shown when the two first met, with Konohamaru calling Naruto "Oyabun", which roughly translates to boss. He opened to Naruto and told him that he was sad because nobody saw him for who he really was, instead, they only saw him as the grandson of the Third Hokage and was always called {{Translation|"Honourable Grandson"|お孫様|Omago-sama}} instead of Konohamaru. He liked Naruto because he thought they were similar. They eventually became very close, with Konohamaru constantly calling Naruto {{translation|"Niichan"|lit meaning="Big brother"}}, and Naruto also taught Konohamaru some techniques that he himself excels in.
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Konohamaru also picks up a number of good qualities from Naruto, such as the realisation that becoming Hokage is a long process that there are no shortcuts for. This commits Konohamaru to his studies in the [[Academy]] and makes the job of his tutor, [[Ebisu]], considerably easier. In his quest to rise to Naruto's level, Konohamaru masters a number of [[jōnin]]-level [[jutsu]] while still a [[genin]] and adopts a refusal to run from a fight, even against superior opponents. In the anime, Konohamaru eventually moves past his competition with Naruto for the Hokage mantle, deciding instead that he will become Hokage only after Naruto has had his turn.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 1</ref> Years later, Konohamaru becomes emotional at the prospect that he can mentor Naruto's son, [[Boruto]], in the same way that Naruto mentored him.<ref>''Boruto: Naruto the Movie''</ref>
   
Like Naruto, Konohamaru dreams of becoming [[Hokage]]; however, he is content to wait to be the Seventh Hokage, as he is convinced that Naruto will become the Sixth.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 1</ref>
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While most of Konohamaru's reverence for Naruto is well-deserved, some of Konohamaru's praise for him is owed more to his own gullibility and denseness: when he trips during their first meeting he assumes Naruto did something, unwilling to blame his own clumsiness; Konohamaru's [[Cloak of Invisibility Technique]] is constantly discovered by Naruto not because of Naruto's skill but rather because Konohamaru's disguises are so poor. Naruto encourages this to a degree, never refusing the compliments and never correcting Konohamaru's perception of him as a lady's man.
   
 
== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
[[File:Konohamaru Shippuden.jpg|thumb|right|Konohamaru as seen in Part II.]]
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Konohamaru has short spiky brown hair and black eyes. He also has a small chip in his tooth. In Part I, he wore a yellow shirt with the Konoha symbol in red, grey shorts, and a long blue scarf. When he was first introduced, Konohamaru wore a grey helmet that had an orange frowning face on the right side, a red circle on the left side, and had a hole at the top for his hair to stick out of. Eventually, he replaced the helmet with the pair of goggles that Naruto gave him after Iruka Umino gave the former his [[forehead protector]].
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Konohamaru first anime.png|Konohamaru in Part I.
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Konohamaru second anime.png|Konohamaru in Part II.
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Konohamaru - The Last.png|Konohamaru's in ''The Last: Naruto the Movie''.
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Konohamaru in Boruto movie.png|Konohamaru's jōnin attire.
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Konohamaru has short spiky brown hair, black eyes, and a small chip in his tooth. In some of Konohamaru's appearances in the anime, he is depicted with blush marks on his cheeks.<ref name="ship234" /> When he's first introduced he wears a grey helmet with a hole at the top for his hair to stick out of. He replaces this with Naruto's old goggles for the rest of Part I, replacing them with his own [[forehead protector]] in Part II. He has worn a long blue scarf for most of his life.
   
In Part II, Konohamaru grew in size and wears a similar outfit as his previous one, with longer pants and a pale green jacket with a dark green stripe down the middle. He also retains his long scarf and now wears a Konoha forehead protector in place of his goggles. In some of Konohamaru's appearances in the anime, he is depicted with blush marks on his cheeks.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 234</ref>
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Konohamaru's Part I clothing consists of grey shorts and a yellow shirt with a red Konoha symbol printed on it. His Part II outfit is quite similar, with longer pants and a pale green jacket with a dark green stripe down the middle. During the [[Rinne Festival]], his outfit consists of a grey/black zip-up jacket, dark grey pants, sandals, and bandages around both his arms. For Naruto and [[Hinata Hyūga]]'s wedding, he wears a formal attire. As a jōnin, he wears his scarf with dark blue pants, black sandals and while on duty, he wears a [[flak jacket]] with a red armband on his left arm that has his clan's emblem on.
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== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
 
[[File:Konohamaru's Sexy Technique.png|thumb|left|Konohamaru using the Sexy Technique.]]
 
[[File:Konohamaru's Sexy Technique.png|thumb|left|Konohamaru using the Sexy Technique.]]
At the beginning of the series, Konohamaru's only skills included some poor [[Cloak of Invisibility Technique|cloaking techniques]] and [[Transformation Technique|transformation techniques]]. However, after learning the meaning of true determination, Konohamaru's abilities began to show significant improvement over the timeskip, implying that he may have inherited his grandfather, the Third Hokage's, natural talent.
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Konohamaru's performance in the [[Academy]] was rather poor, failing to properly use basic techniques such as the [[Cloak of Invisibility Technique]] and [[Transformation Technique]]. After meeting Naruto, he tried branching out into variations of the [[Sexy Technique]], with no practical use. As a [[genin]] in Part II, Konohamaru began displaying aptitude as a shinobi, engaging the [[Naraka Path]] during [[Pain's Assault]], as well as deducing the mechanisms behind the path's [[King of Hell|technique]].<ref name="c428">Chapter 428, page 1</ref> Many years after the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], Konohamaru advanced to the rank of jōnin.<ref>Chapter 700, page 15</ref>
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In the anime, he is shown having a high level of pain tolerance, as he was able to grab a kunai without flinching, although his hand received a bleeding wound from it.<ref name="eps281">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 281</ref> Konohamaru also has the most stamina out of his team-mates, as shown during the work to rebuild Konoha after Invasion of Pain Arc, while Konohamaru was easily carrying wood, Udon and Moegi were worn out.
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=== Ninjutsu ===
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[[File:Konohamaru Rasengan.png|thumb|right|Konohamaru using the Rasengan.]]
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Naruto taught Konohamaru how to use the [[Rasengan]] at the end of Part I, which he initially believed to be yet another perverted jutsu.<ref>Chapter 426, page 16</ref><ref>Chapter 428, pages 4-5</ref> It took several years of training independently for him to create the Rasengan, and even then required the aid of a [[shadow clone]], just like Naruto did.<ref>Chapter 428, page 6</ref> Nevertheless, Naruto was impressed by Konohamaru's mastery and offered to teach him to use the [[Big Ball Rasengan]];<ref name="Rasengan">Chapter 456, page 9</ref> in the anime, Konohamaru eventually learned how to do so by himself. By the time that he became a jōnin, he could use the Rasengan without a shadow clone.
   
=== Taijutsu ===
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Konohamaru's [[nature transformation]]s include [[Fire]], [[Wind]], and [[Yang Release]];<ref name="d4"/> in the anime, he was able to use the [[Fire Release: Ash Pile Burning]]. He was shown performing the [[Shuriken Shadow Clone Technique]] in the same episode.<ref name="ship234">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 234</ref>
During his short skirmish with the [[Naraka Path (character)|Naraka Path]], Konohamaru displayed a high level of speed and evasive skills, able to dodge most of the attacks.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 428, page 1</ref>
 
   
=== Ninjutsu ===
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== Part I ==
After meeting Naruto, much of his arsenal becomes comprised of sexy techniques he learned from or based off Naruto's. He did however with some instruction from Naruto learn the [[jōnin]]-level [[Shadow Clone Technique]]. In the anime, he has also demonstrated aptitude with other high-level techniques such as the [[Shuriken Shadow Clone Technique]] as well as with the generic [[Body Flicker Technique]].<ref name="ship234">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 234</ref>
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=== Prologue Land of Waves ===
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{{main|Prologue — Land of Waves}}
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[[File:Becoming Rivals.png|thumb|left|Konohamaru and Naruto become rivals.]]
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Konohamaru barges into his grandfather, the [[Third Hokage]]'s, office intent on finally defeating him and thus replacing him as [[Hokage]]. He immediately trips on entering and assumes that [[Naruto Uzumaki]], the only other person in the room, is responsible. Having heard that his grandfather was previously defeated by Naruto's [[Sexy Technique]], Konohamaru approaches Naruto for training. Naruto agrees and they become friends during their time together. Concerned about Naruto's negative influence, Konohamaru's tutor, [[Ebisu]], tries to separate them, a goal he becomes more adamant about when Konohamaru tries using the Sexy Technique on him. When this doesn't work, Naruto defeats Ebisu with his [[Harem Technique]]. Deeply impressed by Naruto's words and actions, Konohamaru decides to start emulating Naruto in the hopes that he will one day surpass him.
   
==== Rasengan ====
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Some time after this, Konohamaru realized there is no shortcut to being Hokage and trained with tremendous dedication. When Konohamaru passed what Naruto taught him onto Ebisu, Ebisu saw Naruto as a shinobi of Konoha, rather than the Nine-Tailed Fox.
[[File:Konohamaru Rasengan.png|thumb|right|Konohamaru using the Rasengan.]]
 
Sometime during Part I (Part II in the anime), Naruto taught Konohamaru how to use the [[Rasengan]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 426, page 16</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 428, pages 4-5</ref> His version of the Rasengan is, like Naruto's, performed using a shadow clone to control the power of the chakra, but is smaller than Naruto's (regular-sized in the anime). It was also shown that Konohamaru holds the Rasengan with a shadow clone the way Naruto originally held his [[Big Ball Rasengan]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 428, page 6</ref> After hearing how he used Rasengan against Pain, Naruto praised him, and promised Konohamaru that he would teach him how to make a bigger one.<ref name="Rasengan">''Naruto'' chapter 456, page 9</ref>
 
   
==== Nature Transformation ====
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=== Chūnin Exams ===
[[File:Konohamaru Nature Transformation.png|thumb|left|Konohamaru using the Fire Release: Ash Pile Burning.]]
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{{main|Chūnin Exams (Arc)|l1=Chūnin Exams}}
In lieu of his great talent, the anime has shown that Konohamaru has also displayed competent use of [[nature transformation]], being able to use [[Fire Release]] techniques such as his [[Asuma Sarutobi|uncle]]'s signature technique, [[Fire Release: Ash Pile Burning]].<ref name="ship234" />
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Konohamaru and his friends, [[Udon]] and [[Moegi]], approach Naruto as he's returning from a mission. Although he previously promised to "play ninja" with them, Naruto tries to get out of it by claiming he needs to train. Naruto's teammate, [[Sakura Haruno]] overhears this and asks what "playing ninja" entails. Not knowing who she is, Konohamaru assumes she's Naruto's girlfriend, which Naruto doesn't deny. Sakura punches Naruto out of disgust and, when Konohamaru, Udon, and Moegi call her names for attacking him, she attacks them as well. While running for safety they collide with [[Kankurō]] and [[Temari]], [[Sunagakure]] shinobi. Kankurō tries to beat up Konohamaru out of annoyance, but he's saved by [[Sasuke Uchiha]]. Konohamaru is afterwards disappointed by Naruto, especially in comparison to Sasuke and the Suna-nin.
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=== Intelligence ===
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Sometime later, [[Iruka Umino]] takes Konohamaru's [[Academy]] class to the [[Hokage Rock]] for a history lesson about the role of Hokage. The Third Hokage happens across them during their lesson and tells them how important it is to protect those precious to them. When asked who is precious to him, the Third singles out Konohamaru (and the rest of Konoha's citizens), making Konohamaru smile. Later, in the anime, as Naruto is heading to the final round matches for the [[Chūnin Exams]], Konohamaru offers to take him on a shortcut. Each of the shortcuts actually take longer and Naruto only barely reaches his destination in time.
In Part I of the anime, Konohamaru shows that he is quite knowledgeable about [[chakra]] and fairly skilled in making traps.<ref>''Naruto'' episode 2</ref><ref>''Naruto'' episode 99</ref> After the timeskip, he is shown to be fairly analytical in battle, able to quickly analyse and understand the mechanisms of his opponent's technique.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 426, page 5</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 428, page 1</ref>
 
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== Part I ==
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=== Konoha Crush===
=== Introduction Arc ===
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[[File:Konohamaru Ninja Squad.png|thumb|right|Konohamaru and his team-mates in Part I.]]
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Konohamaru and his class are evacuated to the Hokage Rock during the [[invasion of Konoha]]. When the Third Hokage's likeness on the Hokage Rock suddenly cracks, Konohamaru worries about his grandfather. Several days after the invasion, Konohamaru attends the Third's funeral, where he is comforted by Iruka.
Konohamaru was named after the village of Konohagakure by his grandfather, the [[Third Hokage]]. However, although almost everyone in the village knew his name, Konohamaru was always called {{translation|"Honourable Grandson"|お孫様|Omago-sama}}. This caused Konohamaru to feel unacknowledged. He grew tired of this feeling and decided to become Hokage, trying to do so by constantly attacking on his grandfather so that he could defeat him and take his title. Although [[Ebisu]], his tutor, tried to discourage this, it was only through Naruto's influence that Konohamaru realised that there would be no shortcut to becoming Hokage. Instead, it is a dream that would take many years of hard work and discipline to realise.
 
   
Konohamaru made a few other staggered appearances as Part I progressed, either trying to spend time with Naruto or simply trying to be helpful. After his grandfather's death, he briefly lost interest in Naruto's guidance, feeling the restoration of the village to be more important. In the anime, when [[Tsunade]] attempted to take on the position of [[Hokage]], Konohamaru didn't accept her due to his opinion that she couldn't compare to his grandfather, as well as that he was afraid the village would forget about his grandfather. After Tsunade demonstrated her strength, medical abilities and recalling his grandfather's resolve however, he accepted her as the Third's successor.
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=== Search for Tsunade ===
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In the anime, Konohamaru is very upset by his grandfather's death, so much so that he's unwilling to play with Naruto. When he learns that [[Tsunade]] is going to become the next Hokage, Konohamaru feared that she was unworthy of the title and that her presence would cause everyone to forget about all the Third's contributions to Konoha. He tries barring access to the Hokage's office, but she uses her considerable strength to get in anyway. This, coupled with her medical knowledge and her [[Will of Fire]], convinces Konohamaru that she is worthy of succeeding his grandfather.
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=== Academy Student Lead Mission ===
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In the anime, Naruto leads Konohamaru, Udon, and Moegi on a survival exercise. Naruto's leadership and navigational skills are very lacking and they become lost, forcing Iruka to come find them.
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== Interlude ==
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=== In Naruto's Footsteps: The Friends' Paths ===
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Two years after Naruto leaves Konoha to train, Konoha prepares for another Chūnin Exam. Because Naruto is away and thus won't be able to compete, Konohamaru tries to enter on his behalf, disguising himself as a taller Naruto so that he can take the exams, pass, and then Naruto will be a [[chūnin]] when he returns to the village. He is discovered before he even has a chance to enter by [[Neji Hyūga]]. Although he understands Konohamaru's reasons, Neji insists that he shouldn't worry since Naruto will come back when he's ready. Konohamaru returns to his Academy class, eager for Naruto's return.
   
 
== Part II ==
 
== Part II ==
=== Kazekage Rescue Arc ===
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=== Kazekage Rescue Mission ===
[[File:Ebisu han.png|thumb|left|Konohamaru and his team-mates in Part II.]]
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After the timeskip, the Konohamaru Corps had become a [[genin]] team under [[Ebisu]]. In the anime, Konohamaru and his team were given the same mission as [[Naruto]]'s team when they had first become genin ([[Tora (cat)|the runaway cat]]). Konohamaru stated that he would become the Seventh [[Hokage]], and that [[Naruto]] would be the Sixth. Tsunade described Konohamaru as the second Naruto. Konohamaru's scarf is even longer post-timeskip, stretching at least several feet beyond his neck. When Naruto returned after his two and a half years of training, he introduced himself by showing off his new and improved Sexy Technique, only to be told by Naruto that they were no longer children and should not use such techniques, only to reveal that he had improved it himself, and was almost about to use it when he was smacked around by Sakura, in turn scaring Konohamaru and his friends.
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[[File:Ebisu han.png|thumb|Team Ebisu.]]
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After a two-and-a-half year absence, Naruto returns to Konoha. Konohamaru is among the first people to greet him and demonstrates a more voluptuous Sexy Technique. Naruto is unimpressed, claiming to have created even more perverted techniques while he's been gone. Konohamaru, now on a [[genin]] under Ebisu's leadership, starts to be sent on their first [[mission]]s; in the anime, these missions are oddly reminiscent of Naruto's early missions, including finding the same [[Tora|runaway cat]].
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=== Twelve Guardian Ninja ===
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In the anime, [[Team Ebisu]] is assigned their first [[A-rank]] mission to escort Konoha's villagers to safety during an attack by [[Furido's 4-Man Team]].<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 65</ref>
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=== Akatsuki Suppression Mission ===
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Konohamaru attends his uncle, [[Asuma Sarutobi]]'s, funeral.
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=== Three-Tails' Appearance ===
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In the anime, Konohamaru watches as Naruto practices [[cooperation ninjutsu]] with [[Gamatatsu]] and [[Gamakichi]].
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=== Itachi Pursuit Mission ===
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Konohamaru and a [[shadow clone]] wait for Naruto outside of [[Ramen Ichiraku]]. Once he emerges, the two Konohamarus use [[Sexy: Girl on Girl Technique]]; Naruto approves but Sakura Haruno is disgusted and violently reprimands him (in the anime, it is Moegi instead of Sakura). In the manga, Konohamaru responds with [[Sexy: Boy on Boy Technique]]; Sakura approves but Naruto is disgusted and violently reprimands him. Sakura tries to make an excuse when she realises how she reacted, but Konohamaru's suspicions that Sakura is just as much a pervert as he is are confirmed.
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=== Pain's Assault ===
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[[File:Konohamaru attacks Naraka.png|thumb|left|Konohamaru attacking the Naraka Path.]]
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During [[Pain's Assault]], Konohamaru stumbles across [[Pain]]'s [[Naraka Path]] interrogating villagers about Naruto's whereabouts. Konohamaru tries to get away unnoticed, but he accidentally makes a sound. Ebisu confronts the Naraka Path so that Konohamaru can escape. He is quickly defeated but refuses to give up Naruto's location. Before the Naraka Path can kill him, Konohamaru attacks it, having decided that running away isn't something that Naruto would do and therefore neither will he. He sends a shadow clone to engage the Naraka Path and keep it distracted while he and another shadow clone attack from behind with a [[Rasengan]].
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The Naraka Path ultimately retreats and the village is shortly afterwards destroyed by Pain. Despite this, Naruto returns to Konoha and defeats Pain. Konohamaru joins the rest of the village in celebrating the victory.
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=== Past Arc: The Locus of Konoha ===
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Konohamaru, Udon, and Moegi do a report about Naruto and ask [[Neji Hyūga]] about Naruto's accomplishments over the years. They also listen as Neji details a mission he went on during the [[Konoha Crush]].
   
=== Twelve Guardian Ninja Arc ===
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=== Five Kage Summit ===
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Konohamaru meets Naruto in the forest to compare their [[Sexy Technique]]s, a contest to which Konohamaru admits defeat. (The whole point of the contest is to lure out the [[Root]] members following Naruto so that [[Kakashi Hatake]] can neutralise them.) Before leaving for the [[Five Kage Summit]], Naruto congratulates Konohamaru for his performance against the Naraka Path.
   
=== Hidan and Kakuzu Arc ===
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In the anime, Konohamaru and Moegi later work on a "Konoha Hero Newspaper". He approaches Naruto for an interview when he returns from the Kage Summit. Naruto declines and Konohamaru can't help but notice that something is different about him.
Konohamaru was seen at his uncle Asuma's funeral, crying. He made his next appearance after the defeat of [[Hidan]] and [[Kakuzu]], where he demonstrated that he had been able to learn the Shadow Clone Technique, albeit only with a single clone. He continued to add the Sexy Technique to it, creating the [[Sexy: Girl on Girl Technique]] by having him and the clone take on the forms of two naked women engaged in a suggestive position, which got a perverted reaction from Naruto. After using the technique he was promptly hit by Sakura. In the anime, Sakura was about to hit him, but Moegi hit him first.
 
   
After being told his technique was useless, aside from its perverted use, Konohamaru used [[Sexy: Boy on Boy Technique]] to transform into two naked males who resembled [[Sasuke Uchiha]] and [[Sai]], showing that Sakura was a closet pervert, and showing that the technique could in fact be used as a distraction, as it had been developed for both males and females (this part was censored and not included in the anime).
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=== Paradise Life on a Boat ===
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In the anime, Konohamaru tries to join the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]] so that he can help during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]]. When the [[Fifth Hokage]] refuses to let him, he tries to prove himself by defeating [[Temari]] in a fight. After he suffers repeated defeats, Konohamaru attacks her with the Rasengan as a last resort, but is stopped by [[Shikamaru Nara]], who was alerted by Udon and Moegi.
   
=== Three-Tails Arc ===
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=== Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation ===
{{Main|Three-Tails Arc}}
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In the anime, Konohamaru attends a council of Konoha's remaining security forces that is convened by Ebisu. After the meeting, Konohamaru gathers the village's genin and tries organising them for the challenges they may face. As a group of [[Sumo Wrestlers]] attack the village, Konohamaru assists the [[Allied Mothers Force]] with driving them away.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 281</ref>
   
=== Invasion of Pain Arc ===
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=== Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax ===
During [[Pain]]'s invasion on Konoha, Konohamaru was patrolling around the village in order to assure that the villagers were evacuated safely, meeting up with his team-mates [[Udon]] and [[Moegi]] for status reports. While sneaking around corners, gasping for breath but looking uninjured, he witnessed the [[Naraka Path (character)|Naraka Path]] of [[Pain]] judging two Konoha shinobi, and killing the one that had lied to him before draining the energy of the other one, although he didn't understand the technique at the time. Before he could manage to escape from the scene, however, he was spotted by Pain. Fortunately, his sensei, [[Ebisu]], jumped in, giving Konohamaru a chance to escape.
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{{main|Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax}}
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In the anime, Konohamaru and some of his fellow genin are tasked with patrolling Konoha. While walking past the [[Konoha Torture and Interrogation Force]], they hear the voice of [[Karin]].<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 331</ref>
   
[[File:Konohamaru attacks Naraka.png|thumb|right|Konohamaru defeating the Naraka Path.]]
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== Blank Period ==
However, Ebisu was easily defeated, but, before being killed, he was saved by some kunai thrown by Konohamaru. The Naraka Path charged at him while Konohamaru braced himself and began performing hand seals. Konohamaru was caught by the Naraka Path, and witnessed his technique, thus understanding it. At that moment, the Konohamaru in the Naraka Path's grasp disappeared, revealing that it had been a [[shadow clone]]. Having successfully distracted his enemy, the real Konohamaru and another shadow clone struck the Naraka Path from behind with a [[Rasengan]], scoring a full-impact hit that slammed the Naraka Path through a wall. However, the path retreated before their battle could progress further.
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=== The Last: Naruto the Movie ===
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[[File:Naruto's popularity.png|thumb|Konohamaru helps carrying Naruto's gifts.]]
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Two years after the end of the Fourth Shinobi World War, Konohamaru goes through his grandfather's belonging. While doing so he finds a scarf knitted by Naruto's [[Kushina|mother]], which he gives to Naruto to remember her by. They wander around the village afterwards and Konohamaru helps Naruto carry all the [[Rinne Festival]] gifts he receives.
   
In the tankōbon version of the manga however, he is seen celebrating Naruto's return with the rest of the village.
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A few months later, Konohamaru attends Naruto's marriage to [[Hinata Hyūga]].
   
=== Konoha History Arc ===
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== Epilogue ==
{{Main|Konoha History Arc}}
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Several years later, on the day that Naruto is to be inaugurated as the Seventh Hokage, Naruto does not show up for the ceremony. Konohamaru is forced to [[Transformation Technique|stand in]] for him so that the inauguration can proceed as planned.
   
=== Five Kage Summit Arc ===
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A few years later, on the day of another [[Five Kage Summit]], Naruto's son, [[Boruto]], defaces the [[Hokage Rock]]. After Naruto catches him and stop him, Konohamaru scolds him for what he did and also for trying to attack his own father with a [[shuriken]]. [[Iruka]] encourages Konohamaru to go easy on him.
When Naruto, [[Kakashi Hatake]], and [[Yamato]] wanted to leave Konoha, Naruto tasked Konohamaru with dealing with the Foundation members watching them. Standing facing each other, both of them performed the [[Sexy Technique]], which was amplified by a [[genjutsu]] made by Kakashi's [[Sharingan]].
 
   
Konohamaru, however, complained that Naruto's was more sexy, and lamented that he was getting further behind him, something he shouldn't be doing since they were rivals. Naruto, however, complimented him on managing to use the Rasengan, having heard about how he had used it on Pain. He patted his head and said that he too was a hero. As he took off, Naruto praised Konohamaru for learning faster than he himself had, and promised Konohamaru that he will teach him how to make a bigger one next time.<ref name="Rasengan">''Naruto'' chapter 456, page 9</ref>
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=== Boruto: Naruto the Movie ===
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Konohamaru, by now a [[jōnin]], is placed in charge of a [[Team Konohamaru|team]] consisting of Boruto, [[Sarada Uchiha]], and [[Mitsuki]]. During a mission to capture a bear attacking a nearby village, Konohamaru uses the newly-invented [[Kote]] to subdue it. While demonstrating it afterwards he accidentally destroys a farm, causing him to be lectured by Naruto once they return to the village.
   
In the anime, after the Five Kage Summit, Konohamaru was seen working on the "Konoha Hero Newspaper" with Moegi, wondering where Naruto was for their interview. When Naruto returns to the village, he says they will have to interview him next time. As Naruto passes him, Konohamaru realises there is something different about Naruto.
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Konohamaru tries to enter his team in the upcoming [[Chūnin Exams]]. Although Sarada and Mitsuki are interested, Boruto is not. He has a change of heart after meeting [[Sasuke Uchiha]] and approaches Konohamaru to teach him the Rasengan, a prerequisite to train under Sasuke. Konohamaru enthusiastically agrees and immediately begins instructing him in how to use it. He succeeds after days of hard training, Boruto is ultimately successful. Konohamaru watches his students' matches during the Chūnin Exams' final rounds a few weeks later. When the exams are attacked by [[Kinshiki]] and [[Momoshiki]], Konohamaru helped evacuate people from the arena.
   
=== Adventures at Sea Arc ===
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Sometime later, Konohamaru are once again assigned to capture the same bear from before, which is now running loose within the village. Konohamaru goes in as a distraction, expecting his students to then defeat the bear, but they get distracted in conversation.
{{Main|Adventures at Sea Arc}}
 
   
== Movies ==
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== In Other Media ==
=== Naruto 5: Blood Prison ===
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During Naruto's flashback to the members of the village when he was gathering [[natural energy]] to enter [[Sage Mode]], Konohamaru can been seen amongst the villagers.
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Konohamaru and his team compete in the [[Chūnin Exams]] located in [[Sunagakure]], where he eventually battles Naruto. In the end, Naruto is disqualified for using [[senjutsu]], a rule he was unaware of. Konohamaru earns [[chūnin]] status, puts on his new [[flak jacket]], and gloats that Naruto is now his subordinate.
   
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* In the anime, when he was showing off his [[Sexy: Girl on Girl Technique]], he was beaten up by Moegi instead of Sakura. Similarly, the [[Sexy: Boy on Boy Technique]] was not shown in the anime.
 
 
* According to the databook(s):
 
* According to the databook(s):
 
** Konohamaru's favourite foods are ramen and chocolate-covered bananas. His least favourite are onions.
 
** Konohamaru's favourite foods are ramen and chocolate-covered bananas. His least favourite are onions.
 
** He wishes to fight his [[Hiruzen Sarutobi|grandfather]] and [[Naruto Uzumaki]].
 
** He wishes to fight his [[Hiruzen Sarutobi|grandfather]] and [[Naruto Uzumaki]].
 
** His favourite phrase is: {{Translation|"''There are no short cuts on the road to Hokage!''"|火影への道に近道なし!|Hokage e no michi ni chikamichi nashi!}}.
 
** His favourite phrase is: {{Translation|"''There are no short cuts on the road to Hokage!''"|火影への道に近道なし!|Hokage e no michi ni chikamichi nashi!}}.
* An [[omake]] at the ending of ''[[Naruto Shippūden]]'' [[Mystery of Pain|episode 160]], revealed that Konohamaru copied Naruto's infamous [[Wikipedia:Kabuki|kabuki]] face painting when he had his picture taken for his [[genin]] profile.
 
   
 
== Quotes ==
 
== Quotes ==
* (To [[Naruto]]) {{translation|''"Everyone, whenever they see me or call me, they only see me as the grandson of the Hokage. Nobody recognises me as myself. I'm sick of it already!! That's why I want the Hokage name right now!!"''|「みんな オレを見る時やオレを呼ぶ時、ただ 火影の孫として見やがんだ。誰でもオレ自身を認めてくんない。もう やなんだそんなの!!だから今すぐにでも火影の名前がほしーんだ!!」|"Minna, ore o miru toki ya ore o yobu toki, tada, Hokage no mago toshite miyaganda. Dare demo ore jishin o mitomete kunnai. Mō, yannanda sonna no!! Dakara ima sugu ni demo Hokage no namae ga hoshīnda!!"}}<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 2, page 10</ref>
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* (To [[Naruto]]) {{translation|''"Everyone, whenever they see me or call me, they only see me as the grandson of the Hokage. Nobody recognises me as myself. I'm sick of it already!! That's why I want the Hokage name right now!!"''|「みんな オレを見る時やオレを呼ぶ時、ただ 火影の孫として見やがんだ。誰でもオレ自身を認めてくんない。もう やなんだそんなの!!だから今すぐにでも火影の名前がほしーんだ!!」|"Minna, ore o miru toki ya ore o yobu toki, tada, Hokage no mago toshite miyaganda. Dare demo ore jishin o mitomete kunnai. Mō, yannanda sonna no!! Dakara ima sugu ni demo Hokage no namae ga hoshīnda!!"}}<ref>Chapter 2, page 10</ref>
* (To [[Ebisu]]) {{translation|''"I promised… someday, I would fight Naruto over the name of Hokage! Naruto is my rival, hey!! That's why I can't choose to run away!! Because if I chose that path, Naruto wouldn't be there at the end!!!"''|「ナルトの兄ちゃんと火影の名をかけていつか勝負するって…約束したんだ!兄ちゃんはオレのライバルだ コレ!!だからオレは逃げ道なんか選ばねェ!!そんな道の先にナルトの兄ちゃんはいねーから!!!」|"Naruto-no-niichan to Hokage no na o kakete itsuka shōbu suru tte… yakusoku shitanda! Nii-chan wa ore no raibaru da, kore!! Dakara ore wa nigemichi nanka erabanē!! Sonna michi no saki ni Naruto-no-niichan wa inē kara!!!"}}<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 427, pages 2-3</ref>
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* (To [[Ebisu]]) {{translation|''"I promised… someday, I would fight Naruto over the name of Hokage! Naruto is my rival, hey!! That's why I can't choose to run away!! Because if I chose that path, Naruto wouldn't be there at the end!!!"''|「ナルトの兄ちゃんと火影の名をかけていつか勝負するって…約束したんだ!兄ちゃんはオレのライバルだ コレ!!だからオレは逃げ道なんか選ばねェ!!そんな道の先にナルトの兄ちゃんはいねーから!!!」|"Naruto-no-niichan to Hokage no na o kakete itsuka shōbu suru tte… yakusoku shitanda! Nii-chan wa ore no raibaru da, kore!! Dakara ore wa nigemichi nanka erabanē!! Sonna michi no saki ni Naruto-no-niichan wa inē kara!!!"}}<ref>Chapter 427, pages 2-3</ref>
* (To [[Pain]]) ''"Someone told me there's no shortcut on the path of a ninja."''<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 161</ref>
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* (To [[Pain]]) {{translation|''"I'm a genin of the Sarutobi clan, endowed with the name of the village! My family name is Sarutobi!! My given name, Konohamaru!! Remember it, hey!!!"''|「里の名を授かった猿飛一族の下忍!姓は猿飛!!名は木ノ葉丸!!覚えとけ コレェ!!!」|"Sato no na o sazukatta Sarutobi ichizoku no genin! Sei wa Sarutobi!! Na wa Konohamaru! Oboetoke, korē!!!"}}<ref>Chapter 428, page 7</ref>
* (To Pain) {{translation|''"I'm a genin of the Sarutobi clan, endowed with the name of the village! My family name is Sarutobi!! My given name, Konohamaru!! Remember it, hey!!!"''|「里の名を授かった猿飛一族の下忍!姓は猿飛!!名は木ノ葉丸!!覚えとけ コレェ!!!」|"Sato no na o sazukatta Sarutobi ichizoku no genin! Sei wa Sarutobi!! Na wa Konohamaru! Oboetoke, korē!!!"}}<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 428, page 7</ref>
 
* (To [[Shikamaru]]) ''"I'm the grandson of the Third Hokage who protected Konohagakure, and Naruto promised we'd fight for the title of Hokage, I'm gonna train more until I can pulverise Naruto. Because becoming the Hokage is my dream!"''<ref name="ship234" />
 
   
 
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猿飛木ノ葉丸 Sarutobi Konohamaru

  • Honourable Grandson (お孫様, Omago-sama)
Debut
Manga Volume #1, Chapter #2
Anime Naruto Episode #2
Movie Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison
Game Naruto: Ninja Council
OVA Find the Four-Leaf Red Clover!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
Voice Actors
Japanese
English
Personal
Birthdate Astrological Sign Capricorn December 30
Gender Gender Male Male
Age
  • Part I: 8-9
  • Part II: 11-12
Height
  • Part I: 128.8 cm1.288 m
    4.226 ft
    50.709 in
    -130.6 cm1.306 m
    4.285 ft
    51.417 in
  • Part II: 141.1 cm1.411 m
    4.629 ft
    55.551 in
Weight
  • Part I: 27.8 kg61.288 lb-29.5 kg65.036 lb
  • Part II: 36.9 kg81.351 lb
Blood type B
Affiliation
Team
Clan
Rank
Ninja Rank
Ninja Registration 012707
Family
Nature Type
Jutsu

Tools

Konohamaru Sarutobi (猿飛木ノ葉丸, Sarutobi Konohamaru) is a shinobi of Konohagakure's Sarutobi clan. He strives to one day be as great as his idol, Naruto Uzumaki.

Background Edit

Konohamaru was born into the Sarutobi clan and was named after Konoha by his grandfather. While being raised by his Anbu parents,[7] Konohamaru was never referred to by his name by the villagers, only ever called "Honourable Grandson" (お孫様, Omago-sama) because of his relationship to the Hokage. Wanting to be acknowledged as a person and not simply the Hokage's grandson, Konohamaru began trying to defeat Hiruzen in order to replace him as Hokage.

Personality Edit

Konohamaru&#039;s photograph

Konohamaru's ninja registration photo.

Although he's introduced midway through a failed attempt to defeat his grandfather, Konohamaru initially finds a certain enjoyment in his status as the Hokage's grandson: he is often spared from being punished for his actions and will goad people who are unwilling to take a hand against him. When Naruto Uzumaki shows no restraint towards him and freely hits him, Konohamaru becomes impressed by him and declares Naruto to be both his rival and role model, variously calling him "boss" (オヤブン, oyabun) and "big brother" (兄ちゃん, Nīchan). Like Naruto, Konohamaru tends to be loud, headstrong, spends an inordinate amount of time inventing perverted ninjutsu, and, in the anime, even mimics Naruto's kabuki ninja registration photograph when taking his own.[8] He also ends many of his sentences with "kore" (コレ, Literally meaning: "hey", "oi", "yo"), much like Naruto does with "dattebayo".

Konohamaru also picks up a number of good qualities from Naruto, such as the realisation that becoming Hokage is a long process that there are no shortcuts for. This commits Konohamaru to his studies in the Academy and makes the job of his tutor, Ebisu, considerably easier. In his quest to rise to Naruto's level, Konohamaru masters a number of jōnin-level jutsu while still a genin and adopts a refusal to run from a fight, even against superior opponents. In the anime, Konohamaru eventually moves past his competition with Naruto for the Hokage mantle, deciding instead that he will become Hokage only after Naruto has had his turn.[9] Years later, Konohamaru becomes emotional at the prospect that he can mentor Naruto's son, Boruto, in the same way that Naruto mentored him.[10]

While most of Konohamaru's reverence for Naruto is well-deserved, some of Konohamaru's praise for him is owed more to his own gullibility and denseness: when he trips during their first meeting he assumes Naruto did something, unwilling to blame his own clumsiness; Konohamaru's Cloak of Invisibility Technique is constantly discovered by Naruto not because of Naruto's skill but rather because Konohamaru's disguises are so poor. Naruto encourages this to a degree, never refusing the compliments and never correcting Konohamaru's perception of him as a lady's man.

Appearance Edit

  • Konohamaru in Part I.
  • Konohamaru in Part II.
  • Konohamaru's in The Last: Naruto the Movie.
  • Konohamaru's jōnin attire.

Konohamaru has short spiky brown hair, black eyes, and a small chip in his tooth. In some of Konohamaru's appearances in the anime, he is depicted with blush marks on his cheeks.[11] When he's first introduced he wears a grey helmet with a hole at the top for his hair to stick out of. He replaces this with Naruto's old goggles for the rest of Part I, replacing them with his own forehead protector in Part II. He has worn a long blue scarf for most of his life.

Konohamaru's Part I clothing consists of grey shorts and a yellow shirt with a red Konoha symbol printed on it. His Part II outfit is quite similar, with longer pants and a pale green jacket with a dark green stripe down the middle. During the Rinne Festival, his outfit consists of a grey/black zip-up jacket, dark grey pants, sandals, and bandages around both his arms. For Naruto and Hinata Hyūga's wedding, he wears a formal attire. As a jōnin, he wears his scarf with dark blue pants, black sandals and while on duty, he wears a flak jacket with a red armband on his left arm that has his clan's emblem on.

Abilities Edit

Konohamaru&#039;s Sexy Technique

Konohamaru using the Sexy Technique.

Konohamaru's performance in the Academy was rather poor, failing to properly use basic techniques such as the Cloak of Invisibility Technique and Transformation Technique. After meeting Naruto, he tried branching out into variations of the Sexy Technique, with no practical use. As a genin in Part II, Konohamaru began displaying aptitude as a shinobi, engaging the Naraka Path during Pain's Assault, as well as deducing the mechanisms behind the path's technique.[12] Many years after the Fourth Shinobi World War, Konohamaru advanced to the rank of jōnin.[13]

Ninjutsu Edit

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Konohamaru using the Rasengan.

Naruto taught Konohamaru how to use the Rasengan at the end of Part I, which he initially believed to be yet another perverted jutsu.[14][15] It took several years of training independently for him to create the Rasengan, and even then required the aid of a shadow clone, just like Naruto did.[16] Nevertheless, Naruto was impressed by Konohamaru's mastery and offered to teach him to use the Big Ball Rasengan;[17] in the anime, Konohamaru eventually learned how to do so by himself. By the time that he became a jōnin, he could use the Rasengan without a shadow clone.

Konohamaru's nature transformations include Fire, Wind, and Yang Release;[4] in the anime, he was able to use the Fire Release: Ash Pile Burning. He was shown performing the Shuriken Shadow Clone Technique in the same episode.[11]

Part I Edit

Prologue — Land of Waves Edit

Main article: Prologue — Land of Waves

Becoming Rivals

Konohamaru and Naruto become rivals.

Konohamaru barges into his grandfather, the Third Hokage's, office intent on finally defeating him and thus replacing him as Hokage. He immediately trips on entering and assumes that Naruto Uzumaki, the only other person in the room, is responsible. Having heard that his grandfather was previously defeated by Naruto's Sexy Technique, Konohamaru approaches Naruto for training. Naruto agrees and they become friends during their time together. Concerned about Naruto's negative influence, Konohamaru's tutor, Ebisu, tries to separate them, a goal he becomes more adamant about when Konohamaru tries using the Sexy Technique on him. When this doesn't work, Naruto defeats Ebisu with his Harem Technique. Deeply impressed by Naruto's words and actions, Konohamaru decides to start emulating Naruto in the hopes that he will one day surpass him.

Some time after this, Konohamaru realized there is no shortcut to being Hokage and trained with tremendous dedication. When Konohamaru passed what Naruto taught him onto Ebisu, Ebisu saw Naruto as a shinobi of Konoha, rather than the Nine-Tailed Fox.

Chūnin Exams Edit

Main article: Chūnin Exams Konohamaru and his friends, Udon and Moegi, approach Naruto as he's returning from a mission. Although he previously promised to "play ninja" with them, Naruto tries to get out of it by claiming he needs to train. Naruto's teammate, Sakura Haruno overhears this and asks what "playing ninja" entails. Not knowing who she is, Konohamaru assumes she's Naruto's girlfriend, which Naruto doesn't deny. Sakura punches Naruto out of disgust and, when Konohamaru, Udon, and Moegi call her names for attacking him, she attacks them as well. While running for safety they collide with Kankurō and Temari, Sunagakure shinobi. Kankurō tries to beat up Konohamaru out of annoyance, but he's saved by Sasuke Uchiha. Konohamaru is afterwards disappointed by Naruto, especially in comparison to Sasuke and the Suna-nin.

Sometime later, Iruka Umino takes Konohamaru's Academy class to the Hokage Rock for a history lesson about the role of Hokage. The Third Hokage happens across them during their lesson and tells them how important it is to protect those precious to them. When asked who is precious to him, the Third singles out Konohamaru (and the rest of Konoha's citizens), making Konohamaru smile. Later, in the anime, as Naruto is heading to the final round matches for the Chūnin Exams, Konohamaru offers to take him on a shortcut. Each of the shortcuts actually take longer and Naruto only barely reaches his destination in time.

Konoha CrushEdit

Main article: Konoha Crush Konohamaru and his class are evacuated to the Hokage Rock during the invasion of Konoha. When the Third Hokage's likeness on the Hokage Rock suddenly cracks, Konohamaru worries about his grandfather. Several days after the invasion, Konohamaru attends the Third's funeral, where he is comforted by Iruka.

Search for Tsunade Edit

Main article: Sasuke Recovery Mission In the anime, Konohamaru is very upset by his grandfather's death, so much so that he's unwilling to play with Naruto. When he learns that Tsunade is going to become the next Hokage, Konohamaru feared that she was unworthy of the title and that her presence would cause everyone to forget about all the Third's contributions to Konoha. He tries barring access to the Hokage's office, but she uses her considerable strength to get in anyway. This, coupled with her medical knowledge and her Will of Fire, convinces Konohamaru that she is worthy of succeeding his grandfather.

Academy Student Lead Mission Edit

Main article: Academy Student Lead Mission In the anime, Naruto leads Konohamaru, Udon, and Moegi on a survival exercise. Naruto's leadership and navigational skills are very lacking and they become lost, forcing Iruka to come find them.

Interlude Edit

In Naruto's Footsteps: The Friends' Paths Edit

Main article: In Naruto's Footsteps: The Friends' Paths Two years after Naruto leaves Konoha to train, Konoha prepares for another Chūnin Exam. Because Naruto is away and thus won't be able to compete, Konohamaru tries to enter on his behalf, disguising himself as a taller Naruto so that he can take the exams, pass, and then Naruto will be a chūnin when he returns to the village. He is discovered before he even has a chance to enter by Neji Hyūga. Although he understands Konohamaru's reasons, Neji insists that he shouldn't worry since Naruto will come back when he's ready. Konohamaru returns to his Academy class, eager for Naruto's return.

Part II Edit

Kazekage Rescue Mission Edit

Main article: Kazekage Rescue Mission

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Team Ebisu.

After a two-and-a-half year absence, Naruto returns to Konoha. Konohamaru is among the first people to greet him and demonstrates a more voluptuous Sexy Technique. Naruto is unimpressed, claiming to have created even more perverted techniques while he's been gone. Konohamaru, now on a genin under Ebisu's leadership, starts to be sent on their first missions; in the anime, these missions are oddly reminiscent of Naruto's early missions, including finding the same runaway cat.

Twelve Guardian Ninja Edit

Main article: Twelve Guardian Ninja In the anime, Team Ebisu is assigned their first A-rank mission to escort Konoha's villagers to safety during an attack by Furido's 4-Man Team.[18]

Akatsuki Suppression Mission Edit

Main article: Akatsuki Suppression Mission Konohamaru attends his uncle, Asuma Sarutobi's, funeral.

Three-Tails' Appearance Edit

Main article: Three-Tails' Appearance In the anime, Konohamaru watches as Naruto practices cooperation ninjutsu with Gamatatsu and Gamakichi.

Itachi Pursuit Mission Edit

Main article: Itachi Pursuit Mission Konohamaru and a shadow clone wait for Naruto outside of Ramen Ichiraku. Once he emerges, the two Konohamarus use Sexy: Girl on Girl Technique; Naruto approves but Sakura Haruno is disgusted and violently reprimands him (in the anime, it is Moegi instead of Sakura). In the manga, Konohamaru responds with Sexy: Boy on Boy Technique; Sakura approves but Naruto is disgusted and violently reprimands him. Sakura tries to make an excuse when she realises how she reacted, but Konohamaru's suspicions that Sakura is just as much a pervert as he is are confirmed.

Pain's Assault Edit

Main article: Pain's Assault

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Konohamaru attacking the Naraka Path.

During Pain's Assault, Konohamaru stumbles across Pain's Naraka Path interrogating villagers about Naruto's whereabouts. Konohamaru tries to get away unnoticed, but he accidentally makes a sound. Ebisu confronts the Naraka Path so that Konohamaru can escape. He is quickly defeated but refuses to give up Naruto's location. Before the Naraka Path can kill him, Konohamaru attacks it, having decided that running away isn't something that Naruto would do and therefore neither will he. He sends a shadow clone to engage the Naraka Path and keep it distracted while he and another shadow clone attack from behind with a Rasengan.

The Naraka Path ultimately retreats and the village is shortly afterwards destroyed by Pain. Despite this, Naruto returns to Konoha and defeats Pain. Konohamaru joins the rest of the village in celebrating the victory.

Past Arc: The Locus of Konoha Edit

Main article: Past Arc: The Locus of Konoha Konohamaru, Udon, and Moegi do a report about Naruto and ask Neji Hyūga about Naruto's accomplishments over the years. They also listen as Neji details a mission he went on during the Konoha Crush.

Five Kage Summit Edit

Main article: Five Kage Summit Konohamaru meets Naruto in the forest to compare their Sexy Techniques, a contest to which Konohamaru admits defeat. (The whole point of the contest is to lure out the Root members following Naruto so that Kakashi Hatake can neutralise them.) Before leaving for the Five Kage Summit, Naruto congratulates Konohamaru for his performance against the Naraka Path.

In the anime, Konohamaru and Moegi later work on a "Konoha Hero Newspaper". He approaches Naruto for an interview when he returns from the Kage Summit. Naruto declines and Konohamaru can't help but notice that something is different about him.

Paradise Life on a Boat Edit

Main article: Paradise Life on a Boat In the anime, Konohamaru tries to join the Allied Shinobi Forces so that he can help during the Fourth Shinobi World War. When the Fifth Hokage refuses to let him, he tries to prove himself by defeating Temari in a fight. After he suffers repeated defeats, Konohamaru attacks her with the Rasengan as a last resort, but is stopped by Shikamaru Nara, who was alerted by Udon and Moegi.

Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation Edit

Main article: Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation In the anime, Konohamaru attends a council of Konoha's remaining security forces that is convened by Ebisu. After the meeting, Konohamaru gathers the village's genin and tries organising them for the challenges they may face. As a group of Sumo Wrestlers attack the village, Konohamaru assists the Allied Mothers Force with driving them away.[19]

Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax Edit

Main article: Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax In the anime, Konohamaru and some of his fellow genin are tasked with patrolling Konoha. While walking past the Konoha Torture and Interrogation Force, they hear the voice of Karin.[20]

Blank Period Edit

The Last: Naruto the Movie Edit

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Konohamaru helps carrying Naruto's gifts.

Two years after the end of the Fourth Shinobi World War, Konohamaru goes through his grandfather's belonging. While doing so he finds a scarf knitted by Naruto's mother, which he gives to Naruto to remember her by. They wander around the village afterwards and Konohamaru helps Naruto carry all the Rinne Festival gifts he receives.

A few months later, Konohamaru attends Naruto's marriage to Hinata Hyūga.

Epilogue Edit

Several years later, on the day that Naruto is to be inaugurated as the Seventh Hokage, Naruto does not show up for the ceremony. Konohamaru is forced to stand in for him so that the inauguration can proceed as planned.

A few years later, on the day of another Five Kage Summit, Naruto's son, Boruto, defaces the Hokage Rock. After Naruto catches him and stop him, Konohamaru scolds him for what he did and also for trying to attack his own father with a shuriken. Iruka encourages Konohamaru to go easy on him.

Boruto: Naruto the Movie Edit

Main article: Boruto: Naruto the Movie Konohamaru, by now a jōnin, is placed in charge of a team consisting of Boruto, Sarada Uchiha, and Mitsuki. During a mission to capture a bear attacking a nearby village, Konohamaru uses the newly-invented Kote to subdue it. While demonstrating it afterwards he accidentally destroys a farm, causing him to be lectured by Naruto once they return to the village.

Konohamaru tries to enter his team in the upcoming Chūnin Exams. Although Sarada and Mitsuki are interested, Boruto is not. He has a change of heart after meeting Sasuke Uchiha and approaches Konohamaru to teach him the Rasengan, a prerequisite to train under Sasuke. Konohamaru enthusiastically agrees and immediately begins instructing him in how to use it. He succeeds after days of hard training, Boruto is ultimately successful. Konohamaru watches his students' matches during the Chūnin Exams' final rounds a few weeks later. When the exams are attacked by Kinshiki and Momoshiki, Konohamaru helped evacuate people from the arena.

Sometime later, Konohamaru are once again assigned to capture the same bear from before, which is now running loose within the village. Konohamaru goes in as a distraction, expecting his students to then defeat the bear, but they get distracted in conversation.

In Other Media Edit

OVAs Edit

Chūnin Exam on Fire! Naruto vs. Konohamaru Edit

Main article: Chūnin Exam on Fire! Naruto vs. Konohamaru! Konohamaru and his team compete in the Chūnin Exams located in Sunagakure, where he eventually battles Naruto. In the end, Naruto is disqualified for using senjutsu, a rule he was unaware of. Konohamaru earns chūnin status, puts on his new flak jacket, and gloats that Naruto is now his subordinate.

Video Games Edit

Konohamaru Sarutobi is a playable character in the following video games:

Game name Japanese release English release
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 4 5 April 2007 24 March 2009
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 5 20 December 2007 27 November 2009
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 4 February 2016 9 February 2016
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution 11 September 2014 16 September 2014
Naruto: Shinobi no Sato no Jintori Kassen 26 June 2003
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 22 December 2005 25 March 2008

Creation and Conception Edit

Konohamaru's design caused great difficulties for Masashi Kishimoto; he intended for Konohamaru to look like a "punk" smaller than Naruto, yet all of his attempts resulted in a mere recreation of Naruto. He eventually gave Konohamaru small, angry-looking eyes, and was instantly happy with the design.

Trivia Edit

  • According to the databook(s):
    • Konohamaru's favourite foods are ramen and chocolate-covered bananas. His least favourite are onions.
    • He wishes to fight his grandfather and Naruto Uzumaki.
    • His favourite phrase is: "There are no short cuts on the road to Hokage!" (火影への道に近道なし!, Hokage e no michi ni chikamichi nashi!).

Quotes Edit

  • (To Naruto) "Everyone, whenever they see me or call me, they only see me as the grandson of the Hokage. Nobody recognises me as myself. I'm sick of it already!! That's why I want the Hokage name right now!!" (「みんな オレを見る時やオレを呼ぶ時、ただ 火影の孫として見やがんだ。誰でもオレ自身を認めてくんない。もう やなんだそんなの!!だから今すぐにでも火影の名前がほしーんだ!!」, "Minna, ore o miru toki ya ore o yobu toki, tada, Hokage no mago toshite miyaganda. Dare demo ore jishin o mitomete kunnai. Mō, yannanda sonna no!! Dakara ima sugu ni demo Hokage no namae ga hoshīnda!!")[21]
  • (To Ebisu) "I promised… someday, I would fight Naruto over the name of Hokage! Naruto is my rival, hey!! That's why I can't choose to run away!! Because if I chose that path, Naruto wouldn't be there at the end!!!" (「ナルトの兄ちゃんと火影の名をかけていつか勝負するって…約束したんだ!兄ちゃんはオレのライバルだ コレ!!だからオレは逃げ道なんか選ばねェ!!そんな道の先にナルトの兄ちゃんはいねーから!!!」, "Naruto-no-niichan to Hokage no na o kakete itsuka shōbu suru tte… yakusoku shitanda! Nii-chan wa ore no raibaru da, kore!! Dakara ore wa nigemichi nanka erabanē!! Sonna michi no saki ni Naruto-no-niichan wa inē kara!!!")[22]
  • (To Pain) "I'm a genin of the Sarutobi clan, endowed with the name of the village! My family name is Sarutobi!! My given name, Konohamaru!! Remember it, hey!!!" (「里の名を授かった猿飛一族の下忍!姓は猿飛!!名は木ノ葉丸!!覚えとけ コレェ!!!」, "Sato no na o sazukatta Sarutobi ichizoku no genin! Sei wa Sarutobi!! Na wa Konohamaru! Oboetoke, korē!!!")[23]

References Edit

  1. First Databook, page 70
  2. Second Databook, page 70
  3. Third Databook, page 70
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fourth Databook, page 101
  5. Retsu no Sho, page 39
  6. Zai no Sho, page 32
  7. Boruto: Road to B, page 2
  8. Naruto Shippūden episode 160 omake
  9. Naruto: Shippūden episode 1
  10. Boruto: Naruto the Movie
  11. 11.0 11.1 Naruto: Shippūden episode 234
  12. Chapter 428, page 1
  13. Chapter 700, page 15
  14. Chapter 426, page 16
  15. Chapter 428, pages 4-5
  16. Chapter 428, page 6
  17. Chapter 456, page 9
  18. Naruto: Shippūden episode 65
  19. Naruto: Shippūden episode 281
  20. Naruto: Shippūden episode 331
  21. Chapter 2, page 10
  22. Chapter 427, pages 2-3
  23. Chapter 428, page 7

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