Tsuzumi Sarugaku

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Tsuzumi Sarugaku part 2
申楽ツヅミ Sarugaku Tsuzumi
Manga Volume #13, Naruto Chapter #109
Anime Naruto Episode #65
Appears in Anime, Manga
Voice Actors
Gender Gender Male Male
  • Part I: 25
Ninja Rank

Tsuzumi Sarugaku (申楽ツヅミ, Sarugaku Tsuzumi) is a chūnin of Konohagakure.

Background Edit

Not much is known about Tsuzumi's past. The anime revealed that he entered the Academy at the same time as Kakashi Hatake and others.[2]

Personality Edit

Tsuzumi has a happy demeanour and is usually seen smiling. He enjoys hearing and watching the going-ons in the Chūnin Exams.

Appearance Edit

Tsuzumi has spiky brown hair and small black eyes. He wears the standard Konoha shinobi outfit complete with flak jacket and forehead protector.

Part I Edit

Chūnin Exams Edit

During the final rounds of the Chūnin Exams, Tsuzumi was one of the ninja guarding the entrance to the arena. When Lee and Guy arrive, he welcomes them and then informs them of Neji's defeat by Naruto.

Part II Edit

Pain's Assault Edit

In the anime, Tsuzumi was with Riichi and several other guards outside the village wall when Pain attacked them. After Pain killed Riichi and the others, Tsuzumi attempted to flee to inform Tsunade of the incident. Before he could leave, however, he was pulled in by Pain and impaled with a chakra rod, dying in the process. He was later revived by Nagato's Outer Path — Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique.


  • The "Tsuzumi" (鼓) is a Japanese drum of Chinese and Indian origin.
  • Tsuzumi's last name is written with the kanji 申楽, which is an alternative way to write down the name of a form of theatre popular in Japan during the 11th to 14th centuries called "Sarugaku" (猿楽).
  • A shinobi resembling Tsuzumi, alongside Riichi and Fugaku Uchiha, were seen evacuating villagers to the southeast shelter during the Nine-Tails attack on Konoha.[3]

References Edit

  1. First Databook, page 139
  2. Naruto: Shippūden episode 418
  3. Naruto: Shippūden episode 452

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