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(足穂, Taruho)
Movie Naruto Shippūden the Movie
Appears in Movie
Voice Actors
Gender Male
Status Deceased
  • Part II: 177 cm1.77 m
    5.807 ft
    69.685 in
  • Shion's bodyguard


Taruho (足穂, Taruho) was Shion's assistant and bodyguard, who appeared in Naruto Shippūden the Movie.


Taruho had short shoulder-length brown hair. He wore a red rectangular glasses and a Japanese attire that consists of a green vest over a white shirt, with purple hakama, sandals and a tall hat. Along is a quiver strapped to his back.


Taruho was very loyal to Shion, being willing to die for her and waiting on her hand and foot, while taking her constant complaints and apparent ungratefulness obediently and without resentment, such as apologising when she threw away good food that she demanded in the first place for the most trivial matters. His loyalty is not such he would blindly follow orders completely, as when she attempted to abandon her soldiers, he insisted in following her, and calmly refused to attend to her orders to return. With Shion's powers being accurate, Taruho had great faith in it and understood the reasons for her selfish and spoiled attitude, hence his understanding and acceptance of it all.


As with all of Shion's guards, Taruho wielded a spatha and a bow with a quiver of arrows. He managed to hold off Gitai for a few seconds with a sword, and also managed to fire a warning shot with his bow at Naruto to get him and his team-mates to halt there movement. However, Taruho lacked the speed and stamina of a shinobi, as they had to slow down multiple times for him to catch up by running, and he needed rest while they could easily go on for days.


Shadow Mirror Body Changing Method

Taruho using Shadow Mirror Body Changing Method.

Despite not being trained as a shinobi, Taruho possessed the Shadow Mirror Body Changing Method, a variant of the Transformation Technique which is permanent, allowing him to serve as an effective decoy.

Plot Overview

In the Land of Demons, Taruho was one of the guards of Shion's residence when they were attacked Yomi's four subordinates, the Gang of Four. Taruho attempted to flee with Shion to safety while they were distracted by the arrival of Naruto Uzumaki, but the two were intercepted and nearly slain if not for the timely appearance of Neji Hyūga.

After introducing Naruto, Neji, Rock Lee, and Sakura Haruno to Shion, Shion revealed the predictive vision she had, that Naruto would die while fighting the demon Mōryō. While Naruto was initially dismissive of her claim, Taruho revealed that, of the 100 such predictions of death that Shion made, all 100 of them had come true.

When Shion chose to depart early with Naruto's team, without taking any of her guards with her, Taruho apparently realised this, and was able to follow the team. That night, while Shion acted coldly towards the Konoha ninja, Taruho later explains this to Naruto as that Shion, because of her deadly visions, had been shunned and avoided as a young girl, causing her to grow up alone. He also mentions that Shion's mother had cared for his clan, and that he would willingly give his life for Shion.

Later, Taruho uses the Shadow Mirror Body Changing Method technique to permanently change his appearance into that of Shion, taking her place as a decoy while the real Shion is taken to safety. Unfortunately for this, Sakura (who is carrying Taruho, as Shion, on her back) is hit by Kusuna's Secret Anaesthesia, leaving Taruho unprotected where he is killed by Kusuna via the Dark Medicine. Taruho was subsequently given a proper burial.

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