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Elemental Nature & Abilities

OK, I'm a bit confused. The article says Sai's next appearance will reveal his elemental nature, but we have listed his Primary & Secondary natures. Which is it? Have they revealed his nature or not? Also, the abilities listed I don't remember him being able to use(unless it was in the data books). Are these game Jutsus? I only remember him using his drawing techniques.Memsochet 22:50, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

This is correct. There is no sign or moment that Sai uses an element in the Manga and Anime. In both, he only uses drawing techniques. --NejiByakugan360 22:49, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

OK, then shouldn't we remove the references to elemental abilities he has never used?

This was caused by, he went around altering random jutsu saying that Sai could use them. His edits have been reverted. ~NOTASTAFF Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) Dec 23, 2008 @ 00:20 (UTC)

By the way, when Orochimaru pierced his Ink Clone Technique with the Kusanagi Sword: Long Sword of the Heavens, after the clone was destroyed, you can see Sai coming out from the ground, in a very similar way to the Earth Release: Hiding Like a Mole Technique. This mean that he has Earth elemental Chakra?-- (talk) 19:30, March 11, 2010 (UTC)

No, it means he can hide underground. Naruto is also capable of doing this without being able to use Earth Release. Sai could have drawn a mole to dig a tunnel for him, or something. --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 21:14, March 11, 2010 (UTC)


I have heard that the word "sai" can mean rhino in japanese. Is that true? 16:48, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Yes, it means rhinoceros in Japanese. It also means "difference," "psi," "to hold a meeting," "debt," "circumstances," "repeated," "ability," "age," "son," "sai" (the weapon), "10^44," "cut," "side dish," "extreme," and a few dozen other things.
It's useless seeking meaning behind the names of the ANBU "Root" members. Their (code)names are all simple, basicilally meaningless syllables, as expected from an organisation that demands their members be emotionless and without identity and individuality. --ShounenSuki 20:17, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
His name means "talented" which should be put in trivia, because this ties to his jutsu and his hobby as a "talented" artist.

Adopted brother?

Is "adopted brother" really the best term to describe the relationship Sai has with Shin? It seems to imply that Sai's parents officially adopted Shin or vice versa. --ShounenSuki 00:35, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Article Section Order

I tried altering this article to make it conform to the Manual of Style, and most other character pages I've seen on this Wiki, by putting Abilities up with Background and Personality, before Part in the Story. This was reverted about 3 minutes later. I was just wondering what I'd done wrong. OmegaPointZealot

As Far as i've seen in most of the articles, abilities comes at the end..not the beginning..AlienGamer | Talk 06:23, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, ok, I'll concede that. But then, shouldn't the Manual of Style reflect this? Because, it clearly states that Abilities should precede the Part in the Story section. Also, doesn't it make more sense to have abilities before part in the story, anyways? As before, just wondering. OmegaPointZealot

I allready changed it back to u'r version...and please sign u'r comments..AlienGamer | Talk 06:33, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Thank you. And, done. Didn't know how to before, but I hope this is satisfactory. OmegaPointZealot

Instead of typin it, try ~~~~..Its the key above TAB...AlienGamer | Talk 06:49, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Alrighty. Many thanks. :D OmegaPointZealot (talk) 07:00, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Sai's Curse Mark

I have a question about Sai's Curse Mark. Is it really like a Curse Mark [like Sasuke's] or is Danzo able to kill those who every to much about the Foundation and/or plans/missions? --Hamachi1993 (talk) 21:56, 20 June 2009 (UTC)Hamachi1993

It's probably too early to tell. give it a few more chapters, and they might go into it.--Marioscout (talk) 21:49, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Okay. Because [even though I just started reading the Shippuden manga Series,I still keep up with this wiki and the anime] I was wondering, by what it stated in the Invasion of Pain Invasion Ark [or] Sixth Hokage Ark, it made it seem deadly to the container of it. --Hamachi1993 (talk) 21:56, 20 June 2009 (UTC)Hamachi1993
Orochimaru's Juuinjutsu is kind of special even within the Naruto Universe. It seems, from the look of the thing and the description Sai gives of its effects (paralyzation, inability to reveal secrets about Danzou, etc.) that it has much more in common with the curse seal of the Hyuuga clan. It should probably be listed on the Juuinjutsu page, if it's not already. OmegaPointZealot (talk) 22:00, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Yet thats if others agree. But i agree and If its not added then Ill add it. --Hamachi1993 (talk) 22:26, 20 June 2009

UPDATE: i read this in the Juinjustu Section: When the wearer of this Cursed Seal speaks about anything related to Danzō, their entire body will become numb, taking away their ability to speak or move. (UTC)Hamachi1993

sai's cursed seal

i have a question about it, what episode did he show it or reveal it?—This unsigned comment was made by (talkcontribs) on 15:12, 5 July 2009.

chapter 452 page 8

P.S. Please sign your post.--Donatelo (talk) 09:20, 5 July 2009 (UTC)


in the latest chapter it is implied that sai is starting to develope a friendship with naruto Fawcettp (talk) 11:13, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Sai's role

Isn't Sai a protagonist as well? Saiyan16 (talk) 15:49, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

No, side character. ~NOTASTAFF Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) Jul 14, 2009 @ 17:07 (UTC)


Why is Sai so pale in the anime? On the colored pages of the manga it shows him with the same skin tone as everyone else. -- Mpc797 19:26, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

The coloured pages I have of Sai show him to be as white as sheet of paper. --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 07:47, October 6, 2009 (UTC)
Actually ShounenSuki, I was looking for a recent manga coloring of Sai and found this [Here]
As you can see, it seems that Jiraiya and Sai have the same skin tone. And can you please find me a source of a manga coloring of Sai where he is shown pale?Kracel (talk) 04:33, December 29, 2009 (UTC)
Of course it does, the manga (usually) is black and white—This unsigned comment was made by DemonFoxsCloak (talkcontribs) on 04:36, 2009 December 29 (UTC).
If you want a source, I can give you one. Six, actually.123456
Each and every colour page that features Sai has him with an extremely pale skin tone. You picked out the one colour page that does not. --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 18:06, December 29, 2009 (UTC)

What is Sai's Rank?

Does anyone know Sai's Rank? I know he is in ANBU, but is he Jonin? It only states his Chunin age when he was promoted from Genin to Chunin? Can Chunin be Genin? I'm just asking for interest's sake...Sparxs77 (talk) 22:17, January 28, 2010 (UTC)

ANBU is a rank. So Sai's rank is ANBU, just like Yamato's rank is ANBU and Yūgao Uzuki's rank and Shin's rank and Hyō's rank and Fū's rank... you get the idea. --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 12:06, January 29, 2010 (UTC)
Well, considering how he was orphaned as a child and recruited by ROOT, how would it even be possible that he was promoted to genin and chunin? unless they give ranks in ANBU root or ANBU.So if they do i would say hes definitely Jounin. (talk) 01:00, February 6, 2010 (UTC)
Sai, just like practically every other shinobi we've seen, graduated the Academy and became a genin. Then he took the chūnin exams and was promoted to chūnin. If he ever made it to jōnin, we do not know. None of that matters though, because Sai's rank is none of those now. It is ANBU. --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 02:03, February 6, 2010 (UTC)
ANBU is not a rank it is a division for usually at least Chunin level shinobi. Personally, I think Sai is a Jounin because Neji, Temari and Kankuro made Jounin so if they are then I'm pretty sure Sai probably attained the rank too.—This unsigned comment was made by (talkcontribs) .
Kishimoto-sensei disagrees with you. --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 11:15, April 2, 2010 (UTC)

ANBU isn't a rank it's a classification... there can be Chunin and Jonin within the ANBU facet, regardless they still have ranks however disregarded it is —This unsigned comment was made by Cerez365 (talkcontribs) .

Actually, no, ANBU do not carry ordinary ranks. --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 19:40, April 12, 2010 (UTC)


Is it just me, or is that picture of Sai being used make him look cross-eyed? --Puppet King' 01:50, March 19, 2010 (UTC)

Would it be alright if I replaced the image with one that dosen't make him look cross-eyed? Or am I just whining? --Puppet King' 01:56, March 19, 2010 (UTC)

Just follow the Image Policy.--Deva 27 (talk) 02:03, March 19, 2010 (UTC)
Doesn't look cross-eyed to me. - SimAnt 02:09, March 19, 2010 (UTC)
I'm proposing a new picture for his page. --WhiteArmor (Talk) 15:29, April 11, 2010 (UTC)


Abilities section

It says that Sai subdued Lee. That's not right, Lee was decomissioned by Sakura's sleep bomb he never came into contact with Sai—This unsigned comment was made by Cerez365 (talkcontribs) .

Lee was never subdued he jumped behind Kiba and then Sakura used the sleep bombs which knocked them out-- (talk) 14:21, April 13, 2010 (UTC)

Possible Trivia

I notice in Revolution 3, Sai has pre and post-battle dialouge with Anko, which is a bit of a reference to his least favorite food being Anko's favorite, dango. Would it be OK to add this as trivia or not?Strategist9 (talk) 14:01, May 15, 2010 (UTC)


Shouldn't we add, in his story section, that he fought with Naruto, Choji and Shikamaru before joining on his mission to find Sasuke? --Mihoyam1 (talk) 16:56, October 30, 2010 (UTC)

Abilities Section, Weapons, and Jutsu

to add more length to his page, I'm asking if I can have permission to make an edit on the abilities section on sai's page. Also, for the weapons, shouldn't we add ink carrier or... Portable ink cartrage? And for his jutsu, shouldn't we also add all of the creations he's made with super beasts scroll?Don't look at me!! Just talk... 04:32, November 26, 2010 (UTC)

I was wondering...

Is Sai's name a reference to the weapon? If so, should it be added to the trivia? —This unsigned comment was made by (talkcontribs) .

The character has never been seen using the weapon, nor made any mention of it. I don't think Sai (the weapon) has never even been mentioned in the series, unless it's a very obscure reference. So no, we don't add it. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 01:40, February 13, 2011 (UTC)

An article for his picture book?

What do you think, does Sai's picture book deserve an article? It did have significance in the story (such as freeing Shin's soul), and books like Icha Icha, The Tale of the Utterly Gutsy Shinobi, the Bingo Book and even some anime/movie-only books do have articles. --kiadony --talk to me-- 15:43, September 28, 2011 (UTC)

I support making an article for it. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 22:18, September 28, 2011 (UTC)

Sealing Team?

Considering his sealing abilities, should we consider him as a member of the sealing team, much like Maki? He's the only one from his division known to have sealing abilities. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 21:26, October 12, 2011 (UTC)

Knowing a sealing jutsu doesn't make him part of the sealing team. Before Kakashi asked him to use his sealing jutsu, he didn't seem like he thought he could.--Deva 27 21:31, October 12, 2011 (UTC)


Happy birthday Sai! :) ---- Hokage Wild 15:27, November 25, 2011 (UTC)


In the filler, Sai said "your equipment/his equipment". What does "equipment" mean?—This unsigned comment was made by Narutoaddikagen (talkcontribs) .

Slang for the thing between Naruto's legs. Jacce | Talk | Contributions 11:24, December 2, 2011 (UTC)

In other words, his tool :P --Elveonora (talk) 15:24, December 2, 2011 (UTC)

Ohhhh Now I get it.--Narutoaddikagen (talk) 00:57, December 3, 2011 (UTC)

Sai's first appearance in the anime

I'm just wondering that Sai's first appearance was in the first episode of Shippuden because we saw him and Yamato were introduced before Part II start in that one-hour special episode. My question is was the first appearance of Sai in the anime in episode #1 or episode #32? Shakhmoot (talk) 15:19, January 23, 2012 (UTC)

I think first speaking role but I could be wrong. --KiumaruHamachi (talk) 15:35, January 23, 2012 (UTC)KiumaruHamachi
Talk:Yamato#Debut. Jacce | Talk | Contributions 16:07, January 23, 2012 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Thanks so much for the explaining. :) Shakhmoot (talk) 16:24, January 23, 2012 (UTC)


Apparently, this Kuniochi101 wanted to start something, so well, here we are. The hair is fine, I'm cool with that, and the whole ink-black thing is unnecessary to me as well. However, his casual outfit, in the anime, at least is not black, at least not shown in the correlating picture. I'm not sure if it's pure black in the manga, but as it shown, it was once colored purple, so it probably should be cited. AMTNinja (talk) 00:15, May 23, 2012 (UTC)

According to Cerez's edit summary, chapter 515 should clear up any confusion in regards to his colors. Skitts (talk) 00:33, May 23, 2012 (UTC)
Not for his casual outfit Skitts, just his hair. From what I know, Sai's casual outfit has never been coloured in the manga. In the anime however, it was shown to be navy blue most recently. On a side note, the wiki used British English now, so organisation is the correct spelling of the word.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 00:34, May 23, 2012 (UTC)
you think i'm wrong? i don't think so... that's unnesscary and there's no way the appearance of Sai's hair brown-blackish like... i oject! you have to look carefully on the details, AMTNinja. Kunoichi101 (talk) 00:37, May 23, 2012 (UTC)kunoichi101

Manga tag

Shouldn't Sealing Technique: Tiger Vision Staring Bullet have "manga only" taken off on Sai's page?It was shown in episode #284.--Kmorrison (talk) 18:02, October 18, 2012 (UTC)

It has. You might have an old version of the page in your cache. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 18:28, October 18, 2012 (UTC)