|This is the article on a character in Itachi Shinden. For a character in Naruto Jinraiden, head to Tenma Kodon.|
|出雲テンマ Izumo Tenma
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #453|
|Novel||Itachi Shinden: Book of Bright Light|
|Appears in||Anime, Novel|
When Tenma and his friends learned of Itachi Uchiha's success in the Academy even though he was four years younger than them, they tried to bully him, but he simply ignored them. As Tenma attempted to mimic his parents' belief that the Uchiha Clan orchestrated the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox's Attack, Izumi Uchiha stood up for Itachi and activated her Sharingan to scare him and his friends off.
At graduation, Tenma was placed on Team 2 under Yūki Minazuki's leadership alongside Shinko Inari and much to his annoyance: Itachi. During their time together, Tenma constantly tried to belittle and outdo Itachi, only to constantly fail even though his sensei and Shinko tried to stop him from doing so.
Thanks to Itachi's skill, Team 2 was given the ceremonial honour of being the Fire Daimyō's guard during his annual trip to Konoha. During the trip, a masked man attacked the convoy and places all but Tenma and Itachi in a genjutsu. While Itachi was cautious, Tenma ignored the warnings and attacked the mysterious man, only to realise he was intangible and was brutally killed.
Tenma was a haughty and prideful child and did not take others outshining him well. When he and his friends saw Itachi, who was four years their junior, was already graduating with them and hailed to be better than them, he did not take it well at all. When he was placed on a team with him, Tenma's own attitude refused to change. However after Itachi saved Tenma's life, a slight companionship was formed between the two. This was shown when Tenma sacrificed himself in order to repay the favour of when Itachi saved him. He also displays immense pride, which is why he promised to repay Itachi rather than simply thank him. Tenma's death also led Itachi's Sharingan to awaken because of the pain Itachi felt of losing his first friend.
Tenma had somewhat long, grey hair and black eyes. His hair was spiked more so towards the right side and his bangs framed his face. He wore a blue Konoha forehead protector that his bangs hung over the sides of.
Whilst not much is known about Tenma's abilities, he dubbed himself "Speedy Tenma" (疾駆けのテンマ様, Hayagake no Tenma-sama, Literally meaning: Rapidly Running Lord Tenma), suggesting he is fast.
- Izumo (出雲) is the name of city in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. Tenma has several meanings:
- When written as 伝馬, it means "post horse".
- When written as 天馬, it means "flying horse".
- When written as 天魔, it means "demon".
- Tenma's death was changed between the novel and the anime. In the novel, Tenma was killed when 'Madara' thrust his arm through the boy's body. In the anime, he was cut down by 'Madara' with a sword instead.
- ↑ Naruto: Shippūden episode 453