|Anime||Naruto Episode #65|
|Appears in||Anime only|
Chūnin Exams Arc
To ensure he would win, he sent two Kusagakure shinobi, Midori and Shiba, to keep Gaara, Sasuke's opponent, from competing at all. This attempt, however, ended in failure, as both bodyguards were brutally murdered by Gaara for offending him.
- It is unknown what country he rules over, but fans generally assume he rules the country Kusagakure is located in, due to his bodyguards originating from there.