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(オキスケ, Okisuke)
Debut
Manga Chapter #456
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #199
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Impact
Appears in Anime, Manga and Game
Voice Actors
Japanese
English
Personal
Gender Gender Male Male
Height
  • Part II: 179.7 cm1.797 m
    5.896 ft
    70.748 in
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Okisuke (オキスケ, Okisuke) is a samurai from the Land of Iron and one of Mifune's right-hand-men alongside Urakaku.

Personality

Okisuke is a very solemn, and dutiful individual who will carry out his assigned tasks to the letter without hesitation. In the anime, he voiced distaste in teaming up with shinobi, believing that they were using the samurai as mere tools for the safety of the whole world. It was not until Mifune explained everything to him, telling them that they would be working alongside each other as equals, that this concern abated.[1]

Appearance

Okisuke wearing samurai

Okisuke in his samurai armour.

He is a bald man with violet-coloured, pupiless eyes and a cross-shaped scar that extends across his forehead and descends downwards past his right eye, whereas a dragon tattoo is inscribed above his left. Due to the injury that he has sustained over his right eye, it remains permanently closed. His attire during the Kage Summit consisted of a simple purple kimono-like outfit, with a red scarf encircling his neck that obscures the lower half of his face and conceals a communicator as well.

In the anime when he was deployed with the Fifth Division, he wore the standard samurai attire and helmet with horns, to signify his rank.[2]

Abilities

As a samurai, Okisuke is skilled in kenjutsu, as seen in the anime when he was able to kill a White Zetsu Army clone with a single strike, even when the latter was wearing a samurai armour.[3] He also has great reflexes, seen when he already reached the grip of his sword before Zetsu even finished emerging out of the ground, while the present shinobi did not react at all.[4] In the anime, he was also shown to be able to channel chakra through his sword.[2] He is also Mifune's right-hand man, which further exemplifies his strength.

Part II

Five Kage Summit Arc

When the Fourth Raikage requested that the Kage convene, the Land of Iron was selected as the site of the Summit, with Mifune chosen to act as the meeting's moderator. Assigned to the general's personal protection detail, Okisuke alongside Urakaku, watched over Mifune as he greeted the Kazekage and his delegation upon his arrival.[5]

Zetsu interrupts summit

Okisuke prepares to defend Mifune when White Zetsu appears.

As the assembly commenced their discussions, Okisuke assumed his position to the rear of his leader, where he remained for the entirety of the meeting despite the Raikage's various violent outbursts. However, when the meeting abruptly concluded due to White Zetsu's intrusion, Okisuke was ordered to inform the other samurai to locate the invading Sasuke Uchiha and make preparations for battle.[6] after he attempted to ascertain whether or not the intruder were truly dead, after White Zetsu's neck is broken by the Raikage, he performed a brief examination of the body.[7] It is from this position that he observed Sasuke's succeeding confrontation with the Kage, before becoming ensnared by one of Zetsu's clones, when Black Zetsu activated his Spore Technique. Later freed from these confines through Kankurō's intervention, Okisuke listened to Tobi's scheme and only upon the Allied Shinobi Forces' formation, departed.

Encountering a small platoon during his attempts to track down and secure the remaining members of Taka, Okisuke recognised that two of the samurai were actually Suigetsu Hōzuki and Jūgo in disguise and, drawing both his swords, forced them to reveal their helmets.[8]

Confining the Jinchūriki Arc

Okisuke attended the second meeting called by the Fourth Raikage, alongside his leader Mifune.

Shinobi World War Arc

In the anime, it was shown in Mifune's flashback, that he had a brief conversation with Okisuke before leaving for the battlefield. Later, it was revealed that Okisuke had also been deployed with the rest of the Fifth Division and came to Surprise Attack Division's aid before Mifune began to fight Hanzō and later confronted the reinforced Surprise Attack and Diversion Platoon. When Kankurō warned him about the Poison Mist, Okisuke told him that they were all right because their masks were specially designed to protect them against the poison. When Kimimaro approached the samurai, Okisuke tells them to get ready as the reincarnated shinobi clashed with them and used his chakra flow technique to try and cut through Kimimaro's dense bones.

Creation and Conception

Kishimoto noted that with the scars and tattoo, he had created a fairly scary-looking character. He drew him keeping in mind that he was Mifune's faithful servant, giving the readers the impression that he would tacitly carry out orders along with Urakaku.

Trivia

  • In Naruto: Shippūden episode 280, Okisuke noted that the correct response to his statement "mountain" was "river". This may be an allusion to either the show: "'The Burning Mountain River" which famous samurai and Mifune's namesake Toshiro Mifune appeared, or to the Japanese saying which roughly translates to, "the country is in ruins, and there are still mountains and rivers".

References

  1. Naruto: Shippūden episode 280
  2. 2.0 2.1 Naruto: Shippūden episode 272
  3. Naruto: Shippūden episode 280
  4. Naruto: Shippūden episode 201
  5. Naruto chapter 456, page 17
  6. Naruto chapter 460, page 3
  7. Naruto chapter 461, page 10
  8. Naruto chapter 473, pages 9-10

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