|Manga||Volume #2, Chapter #9|
|Anime||Naruto Episode #6|
|Novel||Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky|
|Game||Naruto: Ultimate Ninja|
|OVA||Hidden Leaf Village Grand Sports Festival!|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Novel, Game|
Tazuna (タズナ, Tazuna) is a master bridge-builder from the Land of Waves.
Tazuna is a grey-haired, bespectacled man with a large beard and dark eyes. When first introduced, he wore a sleeveless v-neck shirt with an obi, pants and a pair of sandals. He also carried a towel around his neck and wore a pointed hat on his head. When seen in Part II, Tazuna wore the same attire inclusive of the towel; a habit Inari has started to mimic.
Blunt and sometimes harsh, he has been described as a diligent man. He is also a drinker.
Land of Waves Arc
He resolved to build a bridge that would connect the Land of Waves to the mainland to help restore its economic stability, which was against Gatō's interest. He knew that Gatō would try to kill him, but couldn't afford proper protection. It was because of this that Tazuna hired Team 7 under the false pretence of protecting him from bandits (this was considered a C-rank mission, thus reducing the cost). Unlike most of his fellow citizens, Tazuna was brave enough to defy Gatō's interests, although he was perfectly aware of the consequences. In honour of Naruto Uzumaki, and for his example of courage, Tazuna named the bridge the "Great Naruto Bridge" after its completion. He tended to overuse the word "super", which was not reflected in the English version of the anime.
Five Kage Summit Arc
On the request of Konoha, Tazuna arrived in Konoha, along with Inari, who is now a carpenter, to help rebuild the village. He and Inari have a brief conversation with Naruto, Sakura, and Kakashi.
- In Hidden Leaf Village Grand Sports Festival!, Inari and Tazuna were seen in an extremely long line for the bathroom that featured almost every male character.
- According to the databook(s):