|Anime||Naruto Episode #35|
|OVA||Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village!|
|Appears in||Anime and Manga|
He was seen to be generally worried about his comrades, as well as of losing.
Tanzō has short black hair and wears his forehead protector around his neck, covering his chin. He also wears a high collared shirt that was half black and half grey along with a pair of grey pants. His shuriken holster is strapped to his right leg.
He and the rest of his team made it to the second phase of the Chūnin Exams. While he was out hunting, Shibire and Minoji decided to open their scroll, the contents of which knocked them out. Tanzō returned to find them in this state. Unable to revive them, they were disqualified.
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In the anime, two years later, Tanzō and his team entered another Chūnin Exams sponsored alongside Sunagakure. For the first exam, the teams were all split up to take the written test in separate rooms. Tanzō was placed in room 3. Shikamaru Nara as proctor explained that everyone only needs to answer one question on the test but their combined score with their team-mates will determine if they pass or fail the exam as they need exactly 100 points to pass. Unclear how to solve the problem, Tanzō heard the genin from the other two rooms calling their comrades, leading him to scream their names as well.
- Written as "鍛造", Tanzō means "forging".
- In the OVA, Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village!, Tanzō is depicted as a shinobi from Takigakure.