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Please note that this is the Narutopedia's article on the OVA character. If you are looking for the article on the blastsword then you should head to Shibuki.
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(シブキ, Shibuki)
Anime Naruto Episode #198
OVA Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village!
Appears in Anime only
Voice Actors
Gender Gender Male Male
  • Village Head
Ninja Rank
Nature Type


Shibuki (シブキ, Shibuki) is a chūnin-level shinobi from Takigakure and later became the village head after his father's death, who was first shown in Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village!.


Shibuki was born the son of the previous leader of the village. At some point, when Shibuki was very young, Takigakure became under attack from foreign powers, during this attack, Shibuki's father died after drinking the Hero Water in order to protect the village. At some point, Shibuki was trained by Suien, prior to his defection.


Due to his father's early demise, Shibuki became very cowardly, to the extent that being startled by a bird sent him into a near panic. Even though Shibuki is timid, he is a competent leader, and always comes through when necessary.


Shibuki has ink black eyes and has long, dark brown hair. He also wears a forehead protector symbolising his shinobi status. He wears grey pants, a green shirt, and ninja sandals.


Despite his lack of confidence, Shibuki is shown to be a fairly capable battler, demonstrating proficiency in several water-type techniques. He also had the Hero Water to increase his strength several times for a duration, at the cost of a small portion of his lifespan.

Plot Overview

Shibuki And His Father

Shibuki as a child with his father.

Shibuki is first seen cowering behind Sakura Haruno while Team 7 was protecting him after a bird flew out of nowhere and surprised him. Though he is often cowardly, his entire village loves him and sees him as a hero. The children especially seem to like him.

When Takigakure was attacked by his former teacher, Suien, upon his return, he was forced to make a terrible choice: to either protect the Hero Water and let his villagers be killed, or give up the water which Takigakure treasured. Naruto Uzumaki convinced him a hero is willing to sacrifice himself for those they care about, like Shibuki's father had done.

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He ended up drinking the Hero Water in an attempt to defeat his former master, but was unable to win even with the advantage. The combined efforts of Naruto and Sasuke Uchiha, however, finished the job. Although the hero's water is usually fatal, Shibuki survived, and became a better leader for his people.

Part I

Trap Master Arc

When Tsunade mentioned that a training exercise would be taking place in Takigakure, a scene in the village showed Shibuki with his back turned to the camera. He was directing the other ninja present.


  • Shibuki (飛沫, Shibuki) literally means "Splash".
  • He makes a brief appearance on episode 198 in Part I. This marks the first appearance of a character from an OVA appearing in the main series.

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