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[[File:Ep162-ToadSummons.png|300px|thumb|right|Toads as depicted in the series.]]
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{{Translation|'''Toads'''|蝦蟇|Gama}} are the most recurring [[Summoning Technique|summons]] to be seen in the series due to some of the main characters: [[Naruto Uzumaki]], [[Jiraiya]], and [[Minato Namikaze]] being able to summon them. They reside on [[Mount Myōboku]].
   
Toads are the most recurring [[Summoning Technique|summons]] to be seen in the series due to some of the main characters, [[Naruto Uzumaki]], [[Jiraiya]], and the [[Fourth Hokage]], being able to summon them, come from the Toad Land, [[Myobokuzan]]. Toads possess a wide range of abilities, being able to spit water or oil from their mouths and occasionally utilizing weapons in battle. They vary greatly in size; [[Gamabunta]], the largest toad seen so far, is as big as a building, at least 100 meters tall in fact, while his two sons, [[Gamakichi]] and [[Gamatatsu]], are small enough in Part I to ride upon one's head. In promotional artwork for Part II, Naruto is depicted riding atop an older Gamakichi, suggesting that he and his brother have gotten much bigger since their last appearances. This has been proven after Jiraiya's death, when Gamakichi and his father are visitting Naruto in Konoha to bring him the bad news.
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== Overview ==
[[Image:Narutosummonng.jpg|thumb|right|[[Gamaken]], [[Gamabunta]], [[Gamakichi]], [[Fukasaku]], [[Gamahiro]] and Naruto being summoned to Konoha to fight Pain.]]
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Toads possess a wide range of abilities, being able to spit [[water]] or [[Toad Oil Bullet|oil]] from their mouths as well as utilising things ranging from their own tongues and weapons in battle. What is most unusual is that they are one of the few species able to do ninjutsu, and one of the few animals thus far capable of hand signs. Toads are also familiar with [[senjutsu]], making them (along with their contractor) very powerful when invoked on the battlefield.
Unlike most summons introduced in ''Naruto'', each toad is shown to have a unique personality; Gamatatsu has a fixation for snacks and Gamakichi enjoys watching battles from a safe distance. Their father, Gamabunta, speaks like a yakuza gangster who won't work with anyone he doesn't respect. Despite this, he is fiercely protective of his children and Naruto, and will fight for their safety regardless of his respect for the summoner (or, more likely, whether or not Jiraiya is on his good side). [[Gamaken]], a toad of comparable size to Gamabunta that is introduced in Part II, spends the bulk of his brief appearance commenting on how weak and stupid he is.
 
   
The toad elders seem to hold high positions in toad-society; the [[Great Toad Sage]], an aging and senile toad, hands out wisdom and predictions to the younger generations. He is highly respected for his track record of always being right, and getting to meet with him is considered a great honor. A married toad couple, who simply refer to each other as [[Ma and Pa]], assist the Great Sage in his work. They also seem to be particularly powerful, as Jiraiya summons them to help him during a battle with [[Pain]]. Jiraiya speaks to both of them very respectfully, whereas most other toads he treats as his equals. Although Ma and Pa constantly bicker over such things as dinner and Jiraiya's immaturity, their combined efforts are enough to defeat three of Pain's bodies.
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[[File:Unknown Toad.png|thumb|left|One of the larger toads that inhabit Mount Myōboku.]]
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They vary greatly in size; ranging from giant summons such as [[Gamabunta]], [[Gamaken]] and [[Gamahiro]] that tower over trees and can dwarf large rock formations, while others such as [[Gamakichi]] and [[Gamatatsu]], were small enough in Part I to ride on a man's head. The two have got much bigger since their last appearances, Naruto now being capable of standing on their backs. The toads have also shown unique personalities; Gamatatsu has a fixation for snacks and Gamakichi enjoys watching battles from safe distances. Their father, Gamabunta, speaks like a yakuza gangster, who won't work with anyone he doesn't respect. Despite this, he is fiercely protective of his children and Naruto, and will fight for their safety regardless of his respect for the summoner (or, more likely, whether or not Jiraiya was on his good side). Gamaken, who was introduced in Part II, spends the bulk of his appearances commenting on how weak and clumsy he is.
   
==Known Toads==
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The toad elders seem to hold high positions in toad society; the [[Great Toad Sage]], an ageing and somewhat senile toad, hands down wisdom and predictions to the younger generations and is highly respected for his track record of always being right. Getting to meet with him is considered a great honour. A married toad couple, [[Shima]] and [[Fukasaku]], assist the Great Sage in his work. They also seem to be particularly powerful, as Jiraiya summoned them to help him during a battle with [[Pain]]. Jiraiya spoke to both of them very respectfully, whereas with most other toads he treated as his equals. Although Shima and Fukasaku constantly bicker over such things as dinner and Jiraiya's immaturity, their combined efforts were enough to defeat three of Pain's bodies.
* [[Great Toad Sage]] (Leader)
 
* [[Shima and Fukasaku]] (Sages, Fukasaku presumed deceased)
 
* [[Gamabunta]] (Boss)
 
* [[Gamakichi]]
 
* [[Gamatatsu]]
 
* [[Gamaken]]
 
* [[Gamahiro]]
 
* [[Gama]]
 
* [[Gerotora]] (Key Toad)
 
* [[Gamariki]] (Anime only)
 
* [[Kosuke]] (Deceased)
 
   
==Summoners==
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Mount Myōboku's population also includes unique species of toads and other toad-like amphibians; two such examples are "Scroll Toads", (such as [[Gerotora]]) a rare species that will reside within the body of their contractor, guarding closely whatever secret is written on their scroll-abdomen until their contractor dies. The "Gourd Toad" is identified by their gourd-shaped bodies and have a stomach space that is far larger than the toad itself as a feature. Another example of Mount Myōboku's diverse populi is the amphibian, possibly also a toad, that served as [[Fukasaku]]'s perch when he came to [[Konohagakure]] to bring them the news of [[Jiraiya]]'s [[Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant#Jiraiya vs. Pain|death]].
To date, five people have signed the contract with the toads. Of these five, only the last three are known. They are, starting with the most recent signer:
 
   
* [[Naruto Uzumaki]]
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== Known Toads ==
The latest summoner of Toads, Naruto didn't usually summon them unless he needed Gamabunta (which ticked him off). However, upon Jiraiya's death Naruto become a sage through their methods and became more proactive with them. Naruto is highly respected among them since their leader foretold him as a "Prophesized One".
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{{#ask: [[Species::Toad]]|format=ul}}
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=== Special Types of Toads ===
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* "Great, fire-breathing Toad"
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* {{Translation|"Gourd Toad"|瓢箪蝦蟇|Hyōtan Gama}}
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* {{Translation|"Shop Toad"|見世蝦蟇|Mise Gama}}
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* {{Translation|"Diving Toad"|潜り蝦蟇|Moguri Gama}}
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* {{Translation|"Scroll Toad"|巻物蝦蟇|Makimono Gama}}
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* "Messenger Toad"
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* "Tracker Toad"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 150, page 5</ref>
   
* [[Minato Namikaze]] (Deceased)
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<gallery orientation="none" position="center" spacing="small" captionalign="center">
Nothing is known about Minato's relationship with the toads but apparently he was well-respected among them. His only known summons were Gamabunta whom he called to help him fight the [[Nine-Tailed Demon Fox]] and Gerotora who holds the key to the seal of the Nine Tails on Naruto's stomach.
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Ninja Art Toad Mouth Trap.png|The oesophagus of a Great fire-breathing Toad.
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Hyōtan Gama.PNG|A Gourd Toad.
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Toad Shop Technique.PNG|A Shop Toad mid-transformation.
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Hiding in a Toad Technique.JPG|A Diving Toad.
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Gerotora full.png|A Scroll Toad.
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Kōsuke.PNG|A Messenger Toad.
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</gallery>
   
* [[Jiraiya]] (Deceased)
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== Summoners ==
The most frequent summoner of the toads, Jiraiya's techniques mainly consisted of toad based abilities. Jiraiya's nickname was even "The Toad Sage". The toads had a cordial relationship with Jiraiya, often making fun of him despite their great mutual respect. It is hinted that his preversion is the root of their jokes
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The toad summoning contract has been signed by at least six people.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 92, page 18</ref> Only three of these six have been seen in the series:
   
==Trivia==
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* [[Contract::Jiraiya]] (Deceased)
*[[Masashi Kishimoto]] has stated that there are a number of different types of toads; the toad that appears on the cover of volume 13 of the manga he states to be a Shaolin kung fu master. He hopes to be able to draw many of these toads for the duration of ''Naruto''.<ref>Kishimoto, Masashi (2007). ''Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto''. Viz Media, 128. ISBN 1-4215-1407-9.</ref>
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The most frequent summoner of the toads, Jiraiya's techniques mainly consisted of toad-based abilities. Jiraiya's nickname was even {{translation|The Toad Sage|蝦蟇仙人|Gama Sennin}}. The toads had a cordial and mutually respectful relationship with him.
   
==References==
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* [[Contract::Minato Namikaze]] (Deceased)
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Not much is known about Minato's relationship with the toads but apparently he was well-respected among them. His only known summons were Gamabunta and Gerotora. He called the former to help him fight the [[Nine-Tailed Demon Fox]] and entrusted the latter with holding the key to the [[Eight Trigrams Sealing Style|seal]] on Naruto's stomach.
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* [[Contract::Naruto Uzumaki]]
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The latest known summoner of toads, Naruto didn't usually summon them unless he needed to fight larger and or very strong opponents. However, upon Jiraiya's death, Naruto became more proactive with them, even going to [[Mount Myōboku]] to learn [[senjutsu]]. Naruto is highly respected among them as their leader foretold him as the {{translation|Child of the Prophecy|予言の子|Yogen no Ko}}.
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== Other Known Toads ==
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* When Jiraiya went to visit Naruto in the hospital after his battle with [[Sasuke Uchiha]], Jiraiya rode atop a giant toad comparable in size to Bun, Ken and Hiro.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 237, page 4</ref>
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* In [["Know Pain"|chapter 429]], several toads are listed on the scroll which monitors the inhabitants of Mount Myōboku. These were:
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** Amachan
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** Gamaspeed
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** Gamasoap
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** Peach
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== Trivia ==
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* [[Masashi Kishimoto]] has stated that there are a number of different types of toads; the toad that appeared on the cover of [[The Chūnin Exams, Concluded…!! (volume)|volume 13]] of the manga he stated to be a [[Wikipedia:Shaolin Kung Fu|Shaolin Kung Fu]] master. He hopes to be able to draw many of these toads for the duration of the series.<ref>Kishimoto, Masashi (2007). ''Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto''. Viz Media, 128. ISBN 1-4215-1407-9.</ref>
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* The kanji character for {{translation|'Oil'|油|Abura}} is identified as the symbol of the [[Shinobi|ninja]]-toads of [[Mount Myōboku]]; a possible allusion for the toad's signature ability: the [[Toad Oil Bullet]] technique. This character was first seen in the series on the customised [[forehead protector]] of [[Jiraiya]], who was famously known as the {{translation|"''Toad Sage''"|蝦蟇仙人|Gama Sennin}}, after having made a pact with the ninja-toads and signed a [[Summoning Technique|summoning contract]] with them. This very same kanji character was also later seen on a necklace worn around the neck of the [[Great Toad Sage]], a highly respected prophet and the oldest known living Toad on Mount Myōboku.
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* In the anime, [[Sakura Haruno]] is shown to be terrified of the toads; however, she can still work with them.
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* Naruto owns a toad-shaped wallet by the name of [[Gama-chan]].
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* Kishimoto originally was going to make them the same size as the human characters but didn't in the end.
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* In the English dub, most of the male toads are voiced by [[wikipedia:Dave Wittenberg|Dave Wittenberg]].
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== References ==
 
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[[Category: Summons]]
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[[Category:Animals]]
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{{#set:Contract=Shima}}
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[[es:Sapos]]

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Ep162-ToadSummons

Toads as depicted in the series.

Toads (蝦蟇, Gama) are the most recurring summons to be seen in the series due to some of the main characters: Naruto Uzumaki, Jiraiya, and Minato Namikaze being able to summon them. They reside on Mount Myōboku.

Overview Edit

Toads possess a wide range of abilities, being able to spit water or oil from their mouths as well as utilising things ranging from their own tongues and weapons in battle. What is most unusual is that they are one of the few species able to do ninjutsu, and one of the few animals thus far capable of hand signs. Toads are also familiar with senjutsu, making them (along with their contractor) very powerful when invoked on the battlefield.

Unknown Toad

One of the larger toads that inhabit Mount Myōboku.

They vary greatly in size; ranging from giant summons such as Gamabunta, Gamaken and Gamahiro that tower over trees and can dwarf large rock formations, while others such as Gamakichi and Gamatatsu, were small enough in Part I to ride on a man's head. The two have got much bigger since their last appearances, Naruto now being capable of standing on their backs. The toads have also shown unique personalities; Gamatatsu has a fixation for snacks and Gamakichi enjoys watching battles from safe distances. Their father, Gamabunta, speaks like a yakuza gangster, who won't work with anyone he doesn't respect. Despite this, he is fiercely protective of his children and Naruto, and will fight for their safety regardless of his respect for the summoner (or, more likely, whether or not Jiraiya was on his good side). Gamaken, who was introduced in Part II, spends the bulk of his appearances commenting on how weak and clumsy he is.

The toad elders seem to hold high positions in toad society; the Great Toad Sage, an ageing and somewhat senile toad, hands down wisdom and predictions to the younger generations and is highly respected for his track record of always being right. Getting to meet with him is considered a great honour. A married toad couple, Shima and Fukasaku, assist the Great Sage in his work. They also seem to be particularly powerful, as Jiraiya summoned them to help him during a battle with Pain. Jiraiya spoke to both of them very respectfully, whereas with most other toads he treated as his equals. Although Shima and Fukasaku constantly bicker over such things as dinner and Jiraiya's immaturity, their combined efforts were enough to defeat three of Pain's bodies.

Mount Myōboku's population also includes unique species of toads and other toad-like amphibians; two such examples are "Scroll Toads", (such as Gerotora) a rare species that will reside within the body of their contractor, guarding closely whatever secret is written on their scroll-abdomen until their contractor dies. The "Gourd Toad" is identified by their gourd-shaped bodies and have a stomach space that is far larger than the toad itself as a feature. Another example of Mount Myōboku's diverse populi is the amphibian, possibly also a toad, that served as Fukasaku's perch when he came to Konohagakure to bring them the news of Jiraiya's death.

Known Toads Edit

Special Types of Toads Edit

  • "Great, fire-breathing Toad"
  • "Gourd Toad" (瓢箪蝦蟇, Hyōtan Gama)
  • "Shop Toad" (見世蝦蟇, Mise Gama)
  • "Diving Toad" (潜り蝦蟇, Moguri Gama)
  • "Scroll Toad" (巻物蝦蟇, Makimono Gama)
  • "Messenger Toad"
  • "Tracker Toad"[1]

Summoners Edit

The toad summoning contract has been signed by at least six people.[2] Only three of these six have been seen in the series:

The most frequent summoner of the toads, Jiraiya's techniques mainly consisted of toad-based abilities. Jiraiya's nickname was even The Toad Sage (蝦蟇仙人, Gama Sennin). The toads had a cordial and mutually respectful relationship with him.

Not much is known about Minato's relationship with the toads but apparently he was well-respected among them. His only known summons were Gamabunta and Gerotora. He called the former to help him fight the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox and entrusted the latter with holding the key to the seal on Naruto's stomach.

The latest known summoner of toads, Naruto didn't usually summon them unless he needed to fight larger and or very strong opponents. However, upon Jiraiya's death, Naruto became more proactive with them, even going to Mount Myōboku to learn senjutsu. Naruto is highly respected among them as their leader foretold him as the Child of the Prophecy (予言の子, Yogen no Ko).

Other Known Toads Edit

  • When Jiraiya went to visit Naruto in the hospital after his battle with Sasuke Uchiha, Jiraiya rode atop a giant toad comparable in size to Bun, Ken and Hiro.[3]
  • In chapter 429, several toads are listed on the scroll which monitors the inhabitants of Mount Myōboku. These were:
    • Amachan
    • Gamaspeed
    • Gamasoap
    • Peach

Trivia Edit

  • Masashi Kishimoto has stated that there are a number of different types of toads; the toad that appeared on the cover of volume 13 of the manga he stated to be a Shaolin Kung Fu master. He hopes to be able to draw many of these toads for the duration of the series.[4]
  • The kanji character for 'Oil' (油, Abura) is identified as the symbol of the ninja-toads of Mount Myōboku; a possible allusion for the toad's signature ability: the Toad Oil Bullet technique. This character was first seen in the series on the customised forehead protector of Jiraiya, who was famously known as the "Toad Sage" (蝦蟇仙人, Gama Sennin), after having made a pact with the ninja-toads and signed a summoning contract with them. This very same kanji character was also later seen on a necklace worn around the neck of the Great Toad Sage, a highly respected prophet and the oldest known living Toad on Mount Myōboku.
  • In the anime, Sakura Haruno is shown to be terrified of the toads; however, she can still work with them.
  • Naruto owns a toad-shaped wallet by the name of Gama-chan.
  • Kishimoto originally was going to make them the same size as the human characters but didn't in the end.
  • In the English dub, most of the male toads are voiced by Dave Wittenberg.

References Edit

  1. Naruto chapter 150, page 5
  2. Naruto chapter 92, page 18
  3. Naruto chapter 237, page 4
  4. Kishimoto, Masashi (2007). Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Viz Media, 128. ISBN 1-4215-1407-9.
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