|Manga||Volume #45, Chapter #417|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #156|
|Novel||Shikamaru Hiden: A Cloud Drifting in Silent Darkness|
|Movie||Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison|
|OVA||Chūnin Exam on Fire! Naruto vs. Konohamaru!|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Novel, Movie|
Omoi is a very cautious person and likes to think things through before acting, and as a result, gets lost in his thoughts quite often. He is more level-headed than his team-mate Karui, but has a habit of exaggerating the end result of minor things (like when Karui threw a rock at him and he believed it would cause an avalanche and destroy Konoha) and likes to make fun of Karui's hot-headed personality with painful results. He also has respect for people who stand by their word, even if they are the enemy. He is a very intelligent ninja. It has also been said by his team-mate, Karui, that he is rather pessimistic when he expresses his concern for Killer B. Nevertheless, he is capable of becoming deadly serious and exhibits great conviction when the situation demands it; having expressed disgust when he saw that Akatsuki was making Sai fight his brother and stepped in to prevent that from happening.
Omoi is a young, dark-skinned Kumo-nin with short, spiky, white hair and dark eyes accentuated with lines curving upwards from the corners. He wears a dark outfit consisting of an overlong shirt with a hood, with red bandage hand guards, Kumogakure shin guards, and a black forehead protector. He is always seen with a thoughtful expression, as though always in deep contemplation and sucking on a lollipop. He also carries a long sword on his back.
Omoi is highly proficient in kenjutsu, and has good teamwork skills with his team-mate Karui despite their constant bickering, and is able to use fluent attack patterns without communicating with each other during their scuffle with Team Kakashi. He also incorporates taijutsu in his collaborative attacks with Karui, and was able to send Sakura Haruno flying a considerable distance away with a kick. He uses a fairly long katana into his fighting style which was praised by Sasori, after Omoi was able to free Tokuma Hyūga and Ranka from Sasori's control. He also was able to defend himself against Sasori's puppets at the same time with his swordplay. He can easily counter a barrage of attacks with a single swipe of his blade and just as effectively attack from behind himself surprising his opponent. In the anime, he is also shown very clever in battle, able to use feint attacks and deceptions with shadow clones or the Body Replacement Technique as set ups for a final blow. He is also very durable, able to continue to fight after being hit by many lightning attacks by Ameyuri Ringo.
Invasion of Pain Arc
Team Samui is summoned before the Fourth Raikage, and he and Karui argued over the possible reasons. He thought he was going to be scolded for putting mayonnaise on his potatoes. In actuality, they are to deliver a letter to the Hokage about Killer B's recent capture. Omoi fears he may already be dead, but Karui insists he's being pessimistic. The Raikage tearfully vows that they will rescue B and both Omoi and Karui cry along with him.
Five Kage Summit Arc
As they near Konoha, Omoi worries that, once they got there, a girl would fall for him and, once he had to leave, she would commit suicide out of loneliness. After a short argument with Karui, she threw a rock at him. He then worries that the rock could cause an avalanche that would bury Konoha. Karui insists that he overreacts too much. When they arrive in the village they find that it is nothing but a crater, which Omoi blames Karui for. They ask around and find out that about the recent invasion of Pain.
While Samui meets with the Hokage, Omoi and Karui overhear Naruto, Sakura, and Sai talking about Sasuke, B's captor. They demand all information they have on Sasuke, leading to a brief scuffle between the two groups. Omoi informs them of Sasuke's actions and promises to take vengeance against him which, if Konoha and Kumo are to be allies, they should help him with by providing information that can be used to kill Sasuke. Naruto assures them that there may be time to save B and offers to tell them everything they want to know. When it comes time do to so, however, Naruto can't bring himself to sell out Sasuke. He offers to let Karui beat him up, which she gladly does. Omoi watches for a time but then encourages her to stop, commenting that Naruto didn't seem to be the type of guy to rat out a friend - despite them being an enemy - which Omoi respected.
After reuniting with Samui, the team goes to the Konoha Archive Library to make a copy of all of Konoha's intel about Sasuke. As they set out to rendezvous with the Raikage, Omoi is glad to see that Karui is worrying about the injuries she gave Naruto. They deliver the information to the Raikage in the Land of Iron before returning to Kumo. When the later Raikage returns to the village with B, Omoi asks him about his new sword.
Shinobi World War Arc
When the Fourth Shinobi World War begins, Omoi is placed in the Surprise Attack Division under the command of Kankurō. Omoi questions Kankurō's leadership abilities and experience considering they were around the same age, but Kankurō assures him that nothing will stop him from protecting his comrades and completing their mission. When they later set up a base camp, Omoi sets traps around their perimeter. These measures do not stop an Akatsuki attack, yet Omoi is quick to engage the hostile forces. He discovers that they are actually allies, forced to attack them by Sasori. Omoi releases them and, after getting them medical attention, regroups with the rest of his division.
Because Deidara is among the enemy's ranks, the division needs a way to deactivate his earth-based explosive clay. Omoi volunteers to to try neutralising the clay with his lightning-infused sword. After he and Kankurō engage Shin who was being manipulated by Sasori and struggles to hit a moving target, Omoi is finally able to pierce Deidara after they are ruthlessly attacked by enraged Sai and is trapped in one of Kankurō's Black Ant puppets, deactivating his bombs.
Omoi, Sai, and Zaji are sent out to find other Akatsuki cells. They come across and attack a group consisting of Haku, Zabuza, Gari, and Pakura, but Sai's aerial attack of explosive tags fail and Haku attacks them using his Demonic Mirroring Ice Crystals. Before they can be killed the Third Division arrives to help. They later join the division protecting Kakashi while he executed his strategy.
In the anime, he, Zaji, and Sai would later join up with the Third Division and battle Fuguki Suikazan and he and Zaji would go off to aid Maki and her team to fight Gari and Pakura. When Yurui's team was set upon by Ameyuri Ringo, he and a few others were able to escape the attack. As they retreated on Nurui's orders, Omoi was adamant that they could not run forever and needed to make a stand and fight despite Nurui's disapproval. Disregarding his orders, he leaves Nurui and Kayui to confront Ameyuri head on. An intense battle with the kunoichi soon ensued and though Kayui and Nurui returned to offer assistance, they were struck down by the legendary swordswoman and her swords. In the end, Omoi was able to trap Ameyuri in quicksand and as they both sank, reinforcements arrived and were able to rescue Omoi. Ameyuri, who had taken a liking to Omoi, gave him her swords as a parting gift before being completely submerged in quicksand.
Naruto 5: Blood Prison
- His name is a pun on two words which have the pronunciation "Omoi":
- 重い, which means "heavy", contrasting with Karui, which means "light".
- 思い, which means "thought", alluding to his thoughtful manner.
- (After being summoned by the Raikage) "What the hell does he want? Is it something big…? Or… is he gonna scold us for something? Should I have not put mayonnaise on my fries?"
- (To Karui) "You need to think things through more carefully…"
- "No time to be anxious… I won't let you force friends and family hurt one another!"
- ↑ Fourth Databook, page 71
- ↑ Naruto chapter 450, pages 10-11
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Naruto chapter 517, page 17
- ↑ Naruto chapter 452, pages 11-14
- ↑ Naruto chapter 452, page 14
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Naruto chapter 518, page 2
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Naruto: Shippūden episode 289
- ↑ Naruto chapter 518, pages 6-7, 15
- ↑ Naruto chapter 518, page 2
- ↑ Naruto chapter 523, page 9
- ↑ Naruto: Shippūden episode 285
- ↑ Naruto chapter 417, page 16
- ↑ Naruto chapter 417, page 17