where did you get the japanese signsErnie1992 (talk) 16:00, January 22, 2010 (UTC)

and why tonbee and not tonbei like in the animeErnie1992 (talk) 16:03, January 22, 2010 (UTC)

The kanji for his name come from the ending credits and it is Tonbee and not Tonbei because, when written in kana, his name would be とんべ and not とんべ. Tonbei is an incorrect romanisation. Yajirobee's name has the same ending. --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 16:11, January 22, 2010 (UTC)

but also in the japanese subtitles his name is spelled TONBEI so TONBEI is the correct spelling

No it's not. We use literal translations. If we went by subtitles, tons of things would be different here. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 21:05, May 2, 2010 (UTC)

Wouldn't it be Tonbé due to the double "e"? Yatanogarasu 20:31, August 1, 2011 (UTC)

Only if his name's furigana are written in katakana and with an ー or in Hiragana. But since I don't know the furigana, I can't give you an exact answer. Anyways, my translator also say it should be Tonbei. Seelentau 愛 21:10, August 1, 2011 (UTC)


Is Tonbee related to Hotaru, like her grandfather or uncle? Or is he just her guardian and keeper?--Black Ronin8 (talk) 23:27, August 26, 2012 (UTC)

Btw, what does Tonbee's name mean?--Black Ronin8 (talk) 23:28, August 26, 2012 (UTC)

I think he is just a guardian to Hotaru, but I cannot anwser that second question. --Aeonophic (talk) 23:52, August 26, 2012 (UTC)Aeonophic

Summoning Technique

What episode that shows Tonbee invoking a bat? For I see and take a picture for me. --Samemaru 22:11, April 6, 2013 (UTC)

I think it was in episode 144, when he calls for help from Konoha. Jacce | Talk | Contributions 06:11, April 7, 2013 (UTC)
It does not look like a bat. Looks like a pigeon or something.--Samemaru 19:09, April 7, 2013 (UTC)
I'm not sure of the episode number, but it's when they talk about extracting the kinjutsu from Hotaru. Tonbee summons a bat, and the bat turns into a scroll. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 20:02, April 7, 2013 (UTC)
Hum... I'll take a look.--Samemaru 16:46, April 8, 2013 (UTC)

It definitely was a bat, unless I suck at zoology--Elveonora (talk) 17:52, April 8, 2013 (UTC)

In that episode you saw? --Samemaru 19:18, April 8, 2013 (UTC)
Found in episode 148, really is a bat. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you guys.--Samemaru 18:11, April 9, 2013 (UTC)