|(聖シモン, Hijiri Shimon)|
|Anime||Naruto Episode #21|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga|
Shimon is a very eager person wanting to accomplish all of his jobs. He was seen to be someone who doesn't enjoy messing around especially in dire situations. He will often yell or bicker with the person who has gotten on his nerves.
Shimon has shoulder-length brown hair with two long bangs in the front. Along with his hair, his forehead protector obscures his eyes. He wears the standard outfit of the Torture and Interrogation Force which consists of a grey button-up suit.
Not much has been seen in the way of Shimon's abilities but he is skilled enough to aid Inoichi in delving into the minds of the enemy in order to retrieve potentially valuable information.
During the Chūnin Exams, Shimon was amongst the elite group of chūnin that accompanied Ibiki Morino as overseers for the written portion of the examinations. There he kept an eye on the exam candidates, recording their actions and calling out the ones who were caught cheating more than three times.
Konoha Plans Recapture Mission
He, Mawashi Dokuraku, and Tonbo Tobitake assisted Inoichi Yamanaka in reading the mind of Yūdachi in order to extract valuable information for the village. When Pain's assault on Konoha started, they helped to distract the Animal Path in order to give Inoichi and the others a chance to escape and analyse what he had learned.
- His eyes are obstructed by his bangs in the manga. In his anime début however they were visible; though in more recent appearances in the series, his eyes are obstructed as in the manga.
- 'Shimon' can mean a lot of things, including: 'question' (諮問), 'city gate' (市門), and 'finger print' (指紋) while, 'Hijiri' can mean 'saintly' or 'virtuous'. His name might be an allusion to Saint Simon (聖シモン, Sei-Shimon) who signified listening. In fact, in the TCG his card is named St. Simon
- ↑ First Databook, page 140