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The '''Sound Four''' were [[Orochimaru]]'s elite bodyguards, though they are technically five despite [[Sakon and Ukon]] counting as one entity because of their [[Sakon and Ukon's Kekkei Genkai|their kekkei genkai]]. Seeing their opponents as inferior to themselves, each member was given a [[Sound Four's Cursed Seals|cursed seal]]. The four were reluctantly forced to accept [[Kimimaro]] in their ranks when he single handily defeated them all, their group temporary called the '''Sound Five''' until Kimimaro's illness kept him from participating normally as the Sound Four supported Orochimaru during the [[Invasion of Konoha]].
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The {{translation|'''Sound Four'''|音隠れの忍四人衆|Otogakure no Shinobi Yonin Shū|lit meaning=Hidden Sound Shinobi Four People}} are an [[Otogakure]] team that serve as [[Orochimaru]]'s elite bodyguards. Despite the name, there are technically five members because [[Sakon and Ukon]] [[Sakon and Ukon's Kekkei Genkai|share positions]].
   
When Orochimaru sent the Sound Four to bring him [[Sasuke Uchiha]], Jirōbō and Kidōmaru were respectively killed by [[Chōji Akimichi]] and [[Neji Hyūga]] when they and their [[Sasuke Retrieval Team|team]] were deployed to bring Sasuke back to Konoha. Sakon and his brother overwhelmed [[Kiba Inuzuka]] while Tayuya almost killed [[Shikamaru]] before the remaining Oto ninja were killed off when their opponents received aid from [[Kankurō]] and [[Temari]]. Though he joined the fray to ensure the mission succeeds, Kimimaro died from his illness as he almost killed [[Rock Lee]] and [[Gaara]]. It would be revealed years later during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] that [[Kabuto Yakushi]] assimilated DNA samples from the Sound Four and Kimimaro, using Sakon and Ukon's [[Attack of the Twin Demons]] ability to create a shape-shifting construct from his body to use the abilities of the entire Sound Five.
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== History ==
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[[File:Capture Sound Four.png|thumb|left|The Sound Four as Orochimaru's prisoners.]]
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In the anime, the Sound Four were originally prisoners of Orochimaru, forced to fight other prisoners to the death in battle royales. By surviving their respective matches, they proved themselves to be the strongest of Orochimaru's prisoners and as such were made his bodyguards.<ref name="NS305">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 305</ref> The Sound Four were at some point forced to accept [[Kimimaro]] as their leader, who easily defeated them all in battle and, because of his [[Shikotsumyaku]] abilities, was slated to be Orochimaru's next [[Living Corpse Reincarnation|host body]]. Under Kimimaro their group was known as the {{translation|'''Sound Five'''|音隠れの忍五人衆|Otogakure no Shinobi Gonin Shū|lit meaning=Hidden Sound Shinobi Five People}}.
   
In the anime, the Sound Four are [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] by Kabuto as a part of a "wish granted" by Orochimaru, from a promise that they would become "the ones who seek vengeance" after their deaths. Kabuto took advantage of this not only for them to serve as test subjects on how the cursed seals function with reincarnated ninja, but also as a diversion to slow down the remaining [[Allied Shinobi Forces]] while he prepared his [[Madara Uchiha|trump card]].<ref name="NS303">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 303</ref> Believing they were all brought back by Orochimaru as a reward, the Sound Four engaged their respective Sasuke Retrieval Team opponents in battle again. Though their opponents got stronger since the last time they fought, the Sound Four trapped them with the [[Space–Time Technique Formula: Underworld Turnover]] technique so they can have their revenge even if they are somehow defeated. However, Shikamaru tricks the Sound Four into embracing their undying hatred so Naruto can find the barrier and [[Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken|destroy]] it. Denied their revenge, the Sound Four attack Naruto before he easily defeats them as they are sent back to the afterlife.
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In the anime, the Sound Five assisted Orochimaru with assassinating the [[Fourth Kazekage]] and killing [[Shiore]]'s team during the [[Chūnin Exams]] in [[Konohagakure]]. Kimimaro fell terminally ill after this, forcing him to withdraw from the group; he became ill at some unspecified time in the manga. Now the Sound Four once again, they stayed by his side by [[Combination Transformation|impersonating]] the Kazekage's bodyguards while Orochimaru himself impersonated the Kazekage. When Orochimaru initiates the [[Konoha Crush]] during the Chūnin Exams' final round matches, the Sound Four erect a [[Four Violet Flames Formation|barrier]] around the site of his battle with the [[Third Hokage]] so that nobody can interfere. When Orochimaru's arms are [[Dead Demon Consuming Seal|sealed]] by the Hokage, the Sound Four help him return to Otogakure.
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[[File:Sasuke leaving.png|thumb|The Sound Four leaving Konoha with Sasuke.]]
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To escape the damage to his arms, Orochimaru needs a new body, a role he selects [[Sasuke Uchiha]] for. He sends the Sound Four back to Konoha to recruit Sasuke, which they accomplish by demonstrating how significantly stronger [[Orochimaru's cursed seals]] make them. Sasuke agrees and, on Orochimaru's instructions, he is appointed the Sound Four's new leader as they escort him back to Oto. Once sufficiently far from the village, the Sound Four give Sasuke a [[Mind Awakening Pill]] to forcefully mature his cursed seal and start carrying him while his body undergoes its changes. They encounter the [[Konoha Special Mission Platoon]] along the way and are forced to use their cursed seals to defeat them.
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While recovering from their previous fight, the Sound Four are found by the [[Sasuke Recovery Team]]. From trying to delay the Recovery Team, the Sound Four gradually lose members: first [[Jirōbō]] to [[Chōji Akimichi]] and then [[Kidōmaru]] to [[Neji Hyūga]]. Taking so long when Orochimaru desperately needs Sasuke's body compels the dying Kimimaro to go after the Sound Four. He locates them in time to reclaim Sasuke from [[Naruto Uzumaki]], and threatens to personally kill [[Tayuya]] and [[Sakon and Ukon]] if they don't deal with the Recovery Team. Tayuya and Sakon and Ukon nearly succeed against their respective opponents, [[Shikamaru Nara]] and [[Kiba Inuzuka]], but they are stopped and killed by the [[Sand Siblings]], [[Temari]] and [[Kankurō]]. Kimimaro himself succumbs to his illness while fighting the third sibling, [[Gaara]], but their mission is partially successful: Sasuke reaches Orochimaru, though it's too late for him to be a host body.
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[[File:Edo Tensei Sound Four.png|thumb|left|The Sound Four reincarnated.]]
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In the anime, the Sound Four are [[Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] three years later by [[Kabuto Yakushi]] to fight for [[Akatsuki]] during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]]. Kabuto tells them he is helping Orochimaru grant them a wish by allowing them to take vengeance against those who killed them.<ref name="NS303">''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 303</ref> The Sound Four seek out and engage the members of the Recovery Team they fought before they died. Although they are unable to compete with the now-stronger Recovery Team, the Sound Four are able to trap them all with the [[Space–Time Technique Formula: Underworld Turnover]], which promises to kill them all given enough time. Shikamaru tricks the Sound Four into amplifying their hatred, attracting Naruto to their location and allowing him to release the Recovery Team, defeat the Sound Four, and send their souls back to the [[Pure Land]].<ref name="NS305"/>
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Kabuto assimilates samples of the Sound Five's DNA into his body, allowing him to freely [[DNA|manifest each of them]] so that he can use their abilities.<ref>Chapter 585</ref>
   
 
== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
Despite being young, all four of them are strong enough to become Orochimaru's bodyguards, and were all talented with barrier and sealing techniques. In the anime, Shikamaru stated that each members' prowess was of [[jōnin]]-level.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 304</ref> Shortly after their introduction during the [[invasion of Konoha]], they used [[Four Violet Flames Battle Encampment]] to create a box-like barrier, that causes anything that touches it to burst into flames. When the group later fetched Sasuke, they used the [[Four Black Fog Battle Formation]] and [[Dark Sealing Method]] to protect Sasuke from harm. As the group later rested, they set up a [[Barrier Encampment Method]]. Each member of the Sound Four also had a cardinal direction associated with them; this was probably a reference to their positions when performing techniques as a group: [[Jirōbō]] of the South, [[Kidōmaru]] of the East, [[Sakon and Ukon]] of the West, and [[Tayuya]] of the North.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 177, page 14</ref> In the anime, they were also capable of using the [[Space–Time Technique Formula: Underworld Turnover]].<ref name="NS303"/>
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The Sound Four are among Orochimaru's strongest underlings. They are well-versed in various [[barrier ninjutsu]] and [[fūinjutsu]], though those they are seen using require all four of them to participate. In the anime, they each also have their own type of [[summon]], which they call upon for the [[Four Beasts Encirclement Formation]]. Their role as Orochimaru's bodyguards makes them overconfident in their abilities, tending to cause them to waste time: Jirōbō gets hungry and stays behind to feed; Kidōmaru tends to play around with his opponents if they interest his; Sakon can easily lose his temper and use flashy jutsu; Tayuya has a "doesn't-want-to-lose" mentality.<ref>Chapter 202, page 16</ref> Despite their different temperaments and varying styles of combat, their team balances out well.<ref>Second Databook, page 182-183</ref>
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To help them protect him, Orochimaru gave each member of the Sound Five a [[Sound Four's Cursed Seals|cursed seal]], which greatly enhances their individual abilities. In the anime, Shikamaru states that each members' prowess was [[jōnin]]-level.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 304</ref>
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== Missions ==
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;[[Konoha Crush|Guard Orochimaru]]
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* '''Rank:''' Unknown
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* '''Status:''' Partial Success
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During the Konoha Crush, the Sound Four erected a barrier which prevented anyone from meddling in the battle between Orochimaru and The Third Hokage, [[Hiruzen Sarutobi]]. Although Orochimaru succeeded in killing Hiruzen, his arms were [[Dead Demon Consuming Seal|crippled with necrosis]], thus halting the Konoha Crush. The Sound Four carried Orochimaru out of the village and to safety. It was later noted by Kabuto that had Kimimaro not fell ill and stepped down from the Sound Four, this mission would have gone much smoother, something Orochimaru agreed with.
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;[[Sasuke Recovery Mission|Escorting Sasuke]]
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* '''Rank:''' Unknown
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* '''Status:''' Partial Success
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On Orochimaru's orders, the Sound Four convinced Sasuke to joined them after showcasing their power and escort him to Orochimaru so he could use the [[Living Corpse Reincarnation]] on Sasuke to make him his new host body. They were given about a three-day time limit to complete this mission, however, the Sound Four soon engaged in an exhausting battle with [[Genma Shiranui]] and [[Raidō Namiashi]]. Soon after, Konoha's [[Sasuke Recovery Team]] confronted them, forcing both teams to split up one by one in order carry out their mission. Although they failed to bring Sasuke within the time limit for their master to use as a host, the Sound Four was able to stop Konoha's forces and their [[Three Sand Siblings|allies]] from reaching him with help from the powerful, yet terminally-ill Kimimaro. At the cost of all the members' lives, Sasuke successfully made it to [[Otogakure]] to begin his training with Orochimaru.
   
As with most of his powerful followers, Orochimaru branded them with different [[Sound Four's Cursed Seals|cursed seals]], which greatly enhanced their individual abilities.
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;[[Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation|Stalling for Time]]
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* '''Rank:''' Unknown
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* '''Status:''' Success
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Kimimaro was brought back as one of the many powerful soldiers to participate in the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]]. In the anime, Kabuto also reincarnated the other members of the Sound Four for dual purposes: to test out how a Cursed Seal would function in reincarnated shinobi and to stall for time while he prepares his [[Madara Uchiha|trump card]]. The four, unaware of this, believed they were brought back by Orochimaru as a reward for their loyalty, and a chance to avenge their own deaths upon the team who defeated them. Though they were ultimately defeated by Naruto and failed to get their revenge, they succeeded in showing Kabuto his experimental results and gave him the time needed.
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
[[File:Sound Four Symbol.svg|thumb|right|The Sound Four's symbol.]]
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{{Youthwiki|Sound Five}}<br/>
* The recurring symbol on the Sound Four's tunics was the yin-yang, though the yin colour (black) was missing. The missing yin represented imbalance, alluding to their evil natures and to that of the seals, preventing harmony in life.
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[[File:Sound Four Symbol.svg|thumb|100px|The Sound Four's symbol.]]
* Jirōbō and Sakon (and Ukon) specialised in close-quarter combat, while Kidōmaru and Tayuya specialised in long range combat. Kimimaro was balanced in both types.
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* The symbol on the Sound Four's tunics is the yin-yang, though the yin colour (black) is missing. The missing yin represents imbalance, preventing harmony in life.
* Each member of the Sound Four tends to have a flaw in their personality that slows down the team: Jirōbō gets hungry and stays behind to feed, Kidōmaru tends to play around with his opponents if they interest him, Sakon can easily lose his temper and showcases the fact that he is the strongest of the four by not stopping until his opponents are dead, and Tayuya has a "doesn't want-to-lose" mentality.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 202, page 16</ref>
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*Each member of the Sound Four has a cardinal direction associated with them, a position they tend to take when performing group jutsu: [[Jirōbō]] of the South, [[Kidōmaru]] of the East, [[Sakon]] of the West, and [[Tayuya]] of the North.<ref>Chapter 177, page 14</ref>
* Kidōmaru was the only member to wear an Oto forehead protector.
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*The Sound Five are frequently playable characters in ''Naruto'' video games. In early instalments of the [[Naruto: Clash of Ninja (series)|''Clash of Ninja'' series]] they are only playable with their cursed seals active, with later instalments having the option to transform mid-combat.
* The Sound Four were playable characters in ''[[Naruto: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! 4]]'', but they only appeared with the Second Stage of the Cursed Seal. Later, the Sound Four were playable characters in the ''[[Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3]]'', ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 4|4]]'' and ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 5|5]]'' with both regular and Cursed Seal forms playable.
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**The Sound Four are only usable as support characters in the [[Naruto: Ultimate Ninja (series)|''Ultimate Ninja Storm'' series]]. Kimimaro tends to be playable as a full character. They will be playable characters available as DLC in ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4]]''.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 21:02, February 25, 2016

This is the article on the team. If you are looking for the article on the chapter, head to The Oto Four.

Sound Four [1]
Sound Four

Sound Four (音隠れの忍四人衆, Otogakure no Shinobi Yonin Shū, Literally meaning: Hidden Sound Shinobi Four People)

  • Sound Five (音隠れの忍五人衆, Otogakure no Shinobi Gonin Shū, Literally meaning: Hidden Sound Shinobi Five People)[2]
Debut
Manga Volume #13, Chapter #115
Anime Naruto Episode #68
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2
OVA Finally a clash! Jōnin vs. Genin!! Indiscriminate Grand Melee Tournament Meeting!!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Team Info
Leaders
Members
Affiliations
Team Jutsu

The Sound Four (音隠れの忍四人衆, Otogakure no Shinobi Yonin Shū, Literally meaning: Hidden Sound Shinobi Four People) are an Otogakure team that serve as Orochimaru's elite bodyguards. Despite the name, there are technically five members because Sakon and Ukon share positions.

History Edit

Capture Sound Four

The Sound Four as Orochimaru's prisoners.

In the anime, the Sound Four were originally prisoners of Orochimaru, forced to fight other prisoners to the death in battle royales. By surviving their respective matches, they proved themselves to be the strongest of Orochimaru's prisoners and as such were made his bodyguards.[3] The Sound Four were at some point forced to accept Kimimaro as their leader, who easily defeated them all in battle and, because of his Shikotsumyaku abilities, was slated to be Orochimaru's next host body. Under Kimimaro their group was known as the Sound Five (音隠れの忍五人衆, Otogakure no Shinobi Gonin Shū, Literally meaning: Hidden Sound Shinobi Five People).

In the anime, the Sound Five assisted Orochimaru with assassinating the Fourth Kazekage and killing Shiore's team during the Chūnin Exams in Konohagakure. Kimimaro fell terminally ill after this, forcing him to withdraw from the group; he became ill at some unspecified time in the manga. Now the Sound Four once again, they stayed by his side by impersonating the Kazekage's bodyguards while Orochimaru himself impersonated the Kazekage. When Orochimaru initiates the Konoha Crush during the Chūnin Exams' final round matches, the Sound Four erect a barrier around the site of his battle with the Third Hokage so that nobody can interfere. When Orochimaru's arms are sealed by the Hokage, the Sound Four help him return to Otogakure.

Sasuke leaving

The Sound Four leaving Konoha with Sasuke.

To escape the damage to his arms, Orochimaru needs a new body, a role he selects Sasuke Uchiha for. He sends the Sound Four back to Konoha to recruit Sasuke, which they accomplish by demonstrating how significantly stronger Orochimaru's cursed seals make them. Sasuke agrees and, on Orochimaru's instructions, he is appointed the Sound Four's new leader as they escort him back to Oto. Once sufficiently far from the village, the Sound Four give Sasuke a Mind Awakening Pill to forcefully mature his cursed seal and start carrying him while his body undergoes its changes. They encounter the Konoha Special Mission Platoon along the way and are forced to use their cursed seals to defeat them.

While recovering from their previous fight, the Sound Four are found by the Sasuke Recovery Team. From trying to delay the Recovery Team, the Sound Four gradually lose members: first Jirōbō to Chōji Akimichi and then Kidōmaru to Neji Hyūga. Taking so long when Orochimaru desperately needs Sasuke's body compels the dying Kimimaro to go after the Sound Four. He locates them in time to reclaim Sasuke from Naruto Uzumaki, and threatens to personally kill Tayuya and Sakon and Ukon if they don't deal with the Recovery Team. Tayuya and Sakon and Ukon nearly succeed against their respective opponents, Shikamaru Nara and Kiba Inuzuka, but they are stopped and killed by the Sand Siblings, Temari and Kankurō. Kimimaro himself succumbs to his illness while fighting the third sibling, Gaara, but their mission is partially successful: Sasuke reaches Orochimaru, though it's too late for him to be a host body.

Edo Tensei Sound Four

The Sound Four reincarnated.

In the anime, the Sound Four are reincarnated three years later by Kabuto Yakushi to fight for Akatsuki during the Fourth Shinobi World War. Kabuto tells them he is helping Orochimaru grant them a wish by allowing them to take vengeance against those who killed them.[4] The Sound Four seek out and engage the members of the Recovery Team they fought before they died. Although they are unable to compete with the now-stronger Recovery Team, the Sound Four are able to trap them all with the Space–Time Technique Formula: Underworld Turnover, which promises to kill them all given enough time. Shikamaru tricks the Sound Four into amplifying their hatred, attracting Naruto to their location and allowing him to release the Recovery Team, defeat the Sound Four, and send their souls back to the Pure Land.[3]

Kabuto assimilates samples of the Sound Five's DNA into his body, allowing him to freely manifest each of them so that he can use their abilities.[5]

Abilities Edit

The Sound Four are among Orochimaru's strongest underlings. They are well-versed in various barrier ninjutsu and fūinjutsu, though those they are seen using require all four of them to participate. In the anime, they each also have their own type of summon, which they call upon for the Four Beasts Encirclement Formation. Their role as Orochimaru's bodyguards makes them overconfident in their abilities, tending to cause them to waste time: Jirōbō gets hungry and stays behind to feed; Kidōmaru tends to play around with his opponents if they interest his; Sakon can easily lose his temper and use flashy jutsu; Tayuya has a "doesn't-want-to-lose" mentality.[6] Despite their different temperaments and varying styles of combat, their team balances out well.[7]

To help them protect him, Orochimaru gave each member of the Sound Five a cursed seal, which greatly enhances their individual abilities. In the anime, Shikamaru states that each members' prowess was jōnin-level.[8]

Missions Edit

Guard Orochimaru
  • Rank: Unknown
  • Status: Partial Success

During the Konoha Crush, the Sound Four erected a barrier which prevented anyone from meddling in the battle between Orochimaru and The Third Hokage, Hiruzen Sarutobi. Although Orochimaru succeeded in killing Hiruzen, his arms were crippled with necrosis, thus halting the Konoha Crush. The Sound Four carried Orochimaru out of the village and to safety. It was later noted by Kabuto that had Kimimaro not fell ill and stepped down from the Sound Four, this mission would have gone much smoother, something Orochimaru agreed with.

Escorting Sasuke
  • Rank: Unknown
  • Status: Partial Success

On Orochimaru's orders, the Sound Four convinced Sasuke to joined them after showcasing their power and escort him to Orochimaru so he could use the Living Corpse Reincarnation on Sasuke to make him his new host body. They were given about a three-day time limit to complete this mission, however, the Sound Four soon engaged in an exhausting battle with Genma Shiranui and Raidō Namiashi. Soon after, Konoha's Sasuke Recovery Team confronted them, forcing both teams to split up one by one in order carry out their mission. Although they failed to bring Sasuke within the time limit for their master to use as a host, the Sound Four was able to stop Konoha's forces and their allies from reaching him with help from the powerful, yet terminally-ill Kimimaro. At the cost of all the members' lives, Sasuke successfully made it to Otogakure to begin his training with Orochimaru.

Stalling for Time
  • Rank: Unknown
  • Status: Success

Kimimaro was brought back as one of the many powerful soldiers to participate in the Fourth Shinobi World War. In the anime, Kabuto also reincarnated the other members of the Sound Four for dual purposes: to test out how a Cursed Seal would function in reincarnated shinobi and to stall for time while he prepares his trump card. The four, unaware of this, believed they were brought back by Orochimaru as a reward for their loyalty, and a chance to avenge their own deaths upon the team who defeated them. Though they were ultimately defeated by Naruto and failed to get their revenge, they succeeded in showing Kabuto his experimental results and gave him the time needed.

Trivia Edit

Youth symbol
The Springtime of Youth wiki has an article about this topic:

Sound Four Symbol

The Sound Four's symbol.

  • The symbol on the Sound Four's tunics is the yin-yang, though the yin colour (black) is missing. The missing yin represents imbalance, preventing harmony in life.
  • Each member of the Sound Four has a cardinal direction associated with them, a position they tend to take when performing group jutsu: Jirōbō of the South, Kidōmaru of the East, Sakon of the West, and Tayuya of the North.[9]
  • The Sound Five are frequently playable characters in Naruto video games. In early instalments of the Clash of Ninja series they are only playable with their cursed seals active, with later instalments having the option to transform mid-combat.

References Edit

  1. Chapter 181, page 18
  2. Chapter 201, page 4
  3. 3.0 3.1 Naruto: Shippūden episode 305
  4. Naruto: Shippūden episode 303
  5. Chapter 585
  6. Chapter 202, page 16
  7. Second Databook, page 182-183
  8. Naruto: Shippūden episode 304
  9. Chapter 177, page 14
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