|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #289|
|Appears in||Anime only|
Nurui (ヌルイ, Nurui) is a shinobi of Kumogakure.
Noting that he was a cautious individual, Nurui's actions come off more as those of a coward's. Not one to play hero, he planned an escape for his team, even laying obvious traps as they went so that it would appear as though they had put up a fight. However, he is loyal to his comrades and while not a coward, does not believe that persons should risk their lives unnecessarily.
Nurui is of tall stature and has shoulder-length brown hair and green eyes. He wears the standard attire of the Kumo-nin with the exception of sleeves along with the forehead protector of the Allied Shinobi Forces.
Though showing no physical abilities per se, Nurui has proven himself to be a skilful strategist, using Wire Strings to create fake traps to give the enemy a wrong image and lure him to a trap he made alongside Kayui and Yurui using the preexisting environment and Earth Release. He was also very durable, able to survive a Lightning Release attack by Ameyuri Ringo.
Shinobi World War Arc
After Yurui's death, Nurui became the de-facto captain of one of the Third Division's units. He opted to escape from Ameyuri Ringo and refused to confront her even as his comrades fell one by one. When Omoi decided they could run no longer, he tried to persuade him from fighting Ameyuri. When Omoi discarded this Nurui and Kayui went after him and were incapacitated by Ringo's attack. Later, when Ameyuri was trapped in a marsh, it was revealed that Nurui and the others had planned this all along and were simply leading Ameyuri to the site.
- Nurui (温い) literally means "tepid" or "lukewarm".