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足穂 Taruho
Movie Naruto Shippūden the Movie
Appears in Movie
Voice Actors
Gender Gender Male 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. He wore a Japanese attire.


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Taruho wielded a sword, which he managed to hold off Gitai for a few seconds with. He also wielded a bow and arrows, which he seemed to be proficient at, as he fired a warning shot at Naruto to get him and his team-mates to stop. However, Taruho lacks the speed and stamina as the shinobi, as they had to stop for him to catch up by running, and he needed rest while they could easily go on for days. Taruho also possessed the Shadow Mirror Body Changing Method, a variant of the Transformation Technique which is permanent, allowing him to serve as a 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.

Facts about "Taruho"RDF feed
Appears inMovie +
Debut movieNaruto Shippūden the Movie +
GenderMale +
Height177 cm (1.77 m, 5.807 ft, 69.685 in) +
Infobox IconLand of Demons Symbol.svg +
LoyaltyLand of Demons +
NameTaruho +
PictureTaruho +
SpeciesHuman +
StatusDeceased +
Voice ActorsYoshinori Fujita + and Wil Wheaton +

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