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Santa Yamanaka
山中サンタ Yamanaka Santa
Manga Volume #55, Naruto Chapter #523
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #266
Appears in Anime, Manga
Voice Actors
Gender Gender Male Male
  • Part II: 27
Ninja Rank

Santa Yamanaka (山中サンタ, Yamanaka Santa) is a shinobi from Konohagakure's Yamanaka clan.


Santa has somewhat slanted eyes and very long, auburn hair which reaches well into his back. He ties it into a ponytail. He wears the standard attire of a Konoha shinobi, inclusive of flak jacket as well as the Allied Shinobi Forces' forehead protector.


He is seemingly proficient in his clan's technique's being able to use the Mind Body Switch Technique to exchange bodies instead of just transferring his consciousness into Kakashi's body.[2] Like other members of his clan, he is also a sensor.

Part II

Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation

Kakashi's strategy initiated

Kakashi's strategy, initiated.

Santa was placed in Third Division of the Allied Shinobi Forces. He was incorporated into Kakashi Hatake's battle strategy in order to gain the upper hand in the fight against the reincarnated shinobi. Because of the mist that hung on the battlefield, visibility was very low hence Santa switched bodies with Kakashi and used his sensory abilities to position Kakashi's body behind Zabuza's. He then cancelled the technique allowing Kakashi to strike a blow on the opponent. However, the blow was intercepted by Haku. Santa was worried that Zabuza had taken down Kakashi when Ensui Nara said he only managed to stop one enemy as the contact time with the other shadow was too short to activate the technique.

In the anime, when dawn broke on the second day of war, Santa was amongst the group of shinobi fighting against Jinin Akebino.[3]


  1. Fourth Databook, page 211
  2. Naruto chapter 523, page 8
  3. Naruto: Shippūden episode 284