|赤門マナブ Akado Manabu|
|Manga||Volume #5, Naruto Chapter #43|
|Anime||Naruto Episode #25|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga|
In the anime, Manabu entered the Academy at the same time as Kakashi Hatake and others. After he graduated, he unsuccessfully tried to become a chūnin many times, taking part in the first round of the Chūnin Exams at least seventeen times.
He has a head of brown hair which is kept out of his face by his forehead protector which is tied at the side of his head. He also wears circular glasses which have no handles and has a bristling moustache. Attire-wise he wears a plain white long-sleeved shirt which is buttoned all the way up, a yellow tie, and a brown vest along with a pair of dark-coloured pants.
Manabu was seen working on his 18th attempt at the Chūnin Exams. During the first test proctored by Morino Ibiki he was able to make it all the way through to the tenth and final question. However, during the second stage proctored by Anko Mitarashi, Manabu was not seen amongst those who made it to that stage of the examinations.
- Manabu's name alludes to his scholastic efforts. "Manabu" (学ぶ) means "to learn", while "Akado" (赤門) is a different way to read "akamon", which translates to "red gate" and is commonly associated with one entrance gate of the University of Tōkyō's Hongo campus.