Info from TV Tokyo
Here's the translation of his article on http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/naruto/chara.html
A man who became Guren's subordinate after the selection battle in the remote hideout. He has a sharp intellect and is a planning type. With this, he supports Guren's mission. During his time in the hideout, he became comrades with his fellow subordinates Nurari (ヌラリ), Kigiri (キギリ), and Kihō (キホウ), often cooperating with them to win battles. He is sincerely loyal to Guren.
He's sincerely loyal to Guren, but he also seems to have a close relationship with Kabuto.
He has the ability to use ultrasonic waves and he can control bats, allowing him to survey the surroundings and give battle instructions to his subordinates.
--ShounenSuki 20:15, 27 December 2008 (UTC)
The chart gives the following kanji: Rinji: 麟児 Kigiri: 鬼霧 Kihō: 鬼鳳 Nurari: 濡羅吏
--ShounenSuki 20:31, 27 December 2008 (UTC)
- Good point Suki. Where is the proof that he is a missing-nin. He may be on Orochimaru's side, but that doesn't mean that he is a missing-nin.--NejiByakugan360 (talk) 21:51, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
You guys think that missing-nins are just enemies but but they are not. If you remember he was in Orochimarus prison and he was missing from his village. So that makes him a missing-nin.Thats what i think. Kyuubinaruto123 (talk) 15:48, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
Is it Rinji or Kabuto?
For what I saw and heard, Rinji left to report to Orochimaru, while Kabuto posses as him for the time being (Shippūden episode 102). Furthermore Kabuto said that he'll give Rinji the instructions for Guren to follow(Shippūden episode 105) which would be less troublesome and time consuming just to do it himself. There's also the manner of loyalty with Nurari, Kigiri and Kihō: Rinji wouldn't have abandon them (in my point of view), while we saw him looking for the Sealing team. Moreover the fact that Kabuto wanted to test Yūkimaru's own power, then Rinji stabs Guren in the leg. The only conclusion I can give is that Rinji hasn't shown up after episode 102.(please read this article carefully, if not you get confused) 7:00, 1 May 2009 (UTC) Ha, I was right! 13:02, 22 May 2009 (UTC)