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Oboro

(朧, Oboro)
Debut
Manga Chapter #46
Anime Naruto Episode #28
Game Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2
OVA Hidden Leaf Village Grand Sports Festival!
Appears in Anime, Manga and Game
Voice Actors
Japanese
English
Personal
Birthdate Astrological Sign Sagittarius December 20
Gender Gender Male Male
Age
  • Part I: 17
Height
  • Part I: 163.4 cm1.634 m
    5.361 ft
    64.331 in
Weight
  • Part I: 51 kg112.436 lb
Blood type A
Affiliation
Team
Rank
Ninja Rank
Ninja Registration R1-127
Nature Type
Jutsu

Oboro (朧, Oboro) is a genin-level shinobi from Amegakure.

Appearance

Oboro has spiky black hair and dark eyes. He wears the same yellow jumpsuit as his team-mates which was stitched up the middle along with a pair of sandals. He also wears a forehead protector that covers his whole head, a rebreather and a sash around his face with eyeholes cut out.

In the anime, he was seen in a long-sleeved kimono shirt and pants with a pair of sandals.

Personality

He is described as vindictive, and impatient. This was shown when he showed joy at the opportunity to exact revenge against Sasuke for their previous fight. Oboro also had a peculiar liking to the word "lucky", frequently using it when things went his way and/or when he was pleased.

Abilities

Earth Release Underground Projection Fish Technique
Oboro using the Earth Release: Underground Projection Fish Technique.

Oboro is a fairly competent shinobi with knowledge of techniques across a wide range. He is especially proficient in genjutsu and clone techniques being able to use the Sly Mind Affect Technique which was used to confuse an opponent's sense of direction effectively wearing out their foes before attacking them.

Nature Transformation

He is also able to use earth release techniques which allowed him to travel and emerge from underground without disrupting the surrounding area. In the anime it was also shown that he was able to create clones from water.

Part I

Chūnin Exam Arc

-Haze Clone Technique-
Team Oboro fighting Team 7.

Soon after the second phase of the Chūnin Exams begins, Oboro poses as Naruto to surprise Sasuke and Sakura. Sasuke sees through the transformation quickly as Oboro failed to copy Naruto exactly (he failed to copy the wound that Anko Mitarashi had earlier given Naruto and had his shuriken holster on the wrong leg). Exposed, Sasuke and Oboro fight. Using his Sharingan, Sasuke manages to get the upper hand and injure Oboro, forcing him to retreat.

Later, Oboro and his team-mates use a number different genjutsu to cause Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura, and Kabuto to waste time and tire themselves out. After having them fight illusions for a while, Oboro and his team-mates engage them. They quickly find out that what appeared to be the Konoha ninja were really just shadow clones in disguise, the real ninja having been resting. Oboro and his team-mates were quickly defeated and did not pass the second phase.

Land of Tea Arc

Oboro Maskless
Oboro without his mask.

Later in the anime, Oboro and his team-mates, under the leadership of Aoi Rokushō, were assigned by Amegakure to help the Wagarashi family win the Todoroki shrine race held in the Land of Tea. While Oboro went to stall Idate, Mubi and Kagari prepped a ship for naval combat. The team begins to use water clones, in attempt to divert team Kakashi. After using an oil-based technique, the Ame genin were able to sink Idate's ship. Team 7 jumps out of their boat, and into the ocean for safety reasons. The Ame genin go to battle Team 7 underwater, where they held the advantage with more usage of water clones. However, Naruto turns the tables, and uses his Rasengan training to hand them another humiliating defeat as the first part of the Rasengan training created a whirlpool that sucked Oboro's team into a trench. They were immobilised afterwards as they did not return, but they are assumed to have survived because of their masks.

Trivia

  • "Oboro" means "haze".
  • He makes a cameo alongside his team-mate Mubi and several other notable characters in episode 183 of Naruto: Shippūden.
  • In Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2, there is an "Oboro Mode" where the player fights an endless wave of Oboro copies. Every once in a while he says "Lucky".
  • According to the databook(s):
    • His favourite food is zōsui.

References

  1. First Databook, page 21
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