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Shiba

(シバ, Shiba)
Debut
Manga Chapter #29
Anime Naruto Episode #17
Movie Naruto 6: Road to Ninja
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game and Movie
Voice Actors
Japanese
English
Personal
Gender Gender Male Male
Species Dog
Classification
Affiliation
Jutsu

Shiba (シバ, Shiba) is a ninken, and personal summon of Kakashi Hatake.

Background

Ninken summoned to search Orochi

Shiba and the other ninken are summoned to search Orochimaru.

In the anime, some time after Shiba and the other ninken made a contract with Kakashi, they aided him search for the fleeing Orochimaru.[1]

Appearance

He has light grey fur with a white underside and a black crest on his head reminiscent of a mohawk. His eyes slightly resemble those of Kisame Hoshigaki. He also wears the standard outfit of Kakashi's ninken which consists of a blue vest with the heno-heno-moheji seal and a Konoha forehead protector around his neck and bandages on his front legs.

Abilities

Earth Release-Fanged Pursuit Technique

Shiba and his pack attacking Kiba.

Shiba possesses heightened senses with which he can use to track his target with ease. He has also demonstrated the ability to track his target underground through the use of the Summoning: Earth Release: Tracking Fang Technique as well as hold a target down, allowing Kakashi to attack them freely. He also has has exceptional teamwork with the rest of his pack, able to develop and effectively use several offensive and defensive formations in battle which make use of the manoeuvrability and powerful limbs.

Part I

Land of Waves Arc

Kakashi called on Shiba and the ninken pack to track and capture the missing-nin Zabuza Momochi. They managed to bite onto the missing-nin and pin him in place. This allowed Kakashi to use Lightning Cutter without fear of a counter attack.

Sasuke Retrieval Arc

Shiba and his fellow ninken were summoned by Kakashi to track down Naruto Uzumaki and his team who had gone off in pursuit of Sasuke Uchiha.

Ultimate Weapon Arc

In the anime, Shiba along with the other ninken, were summoned by Kakashi to investigate the Takumi Village.

Part II

Kazekage Rescue Arc

At the start of Part II, Shiba and the ninken pack were called upon to track down the Akatsuki member Sasori using a small piece of his clothing.

Itachi Pursuit Arc

Some weeks later, Kakashi summoned the pack to help track down Itachi Uchiha. He and Bisuke were partnered with Sakura.

Five Kage Summit Arc

In the anime, Shiba was seen along with Akino, Urushi, Bisuke and Ūhei being deployed by Kakashi each carrying scrolls with intel for the other hidden villages.

Adventures at Sea Arc

Main article: Adventures at Sea Arc

Movies

Naruto 6: Road to Ninja

Main article: Naruto 6: Road to Ninja

Trivia

  • His fur was coloured red in Part I, but was later changed to silver in Part II.

References

  1. Naruto: Shippūden episode 352

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