Urushi (summon)

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Urushi Ninken
ウルシ Urushi
Manga Volume #4, Naruto Chapter #29
Anime Naruto Episode #17
Novel Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky
Movie Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie
Voice Actors
Gender Gender Male Male
Species Ninken

Urushi (ウルシ, Urushi) is a ninken and a personal summon of Kakashi Hatake.


Urushi has white and light-brown fur, along with long spiky tufts of hair on his head. His eyes greatly resemble traditional Japanese angry eyes. Being one of Kakashi's ninken, he wears the standard blue vest with the heno-heno-moheji seal and a Konoha forehead protector around his neck.


Earth Release-Fanged Pursuit Technique

Urushi and his pack attacking Kiba.

Urushi possesses heightened senses with which he can use to track his target with ease. He has also demonstrated the ability to track his target underground through the use of the Summoning: Earth Release: Tracking Fang Technique as well as hold a target down, allowing Kakashi to attack them freely. He also has has exceptional teamwork with the rest of his pack, able to develop and effectively use several offensive and defensive formations in battle which make use of the manoeuvrability and powerful limbs.

Part I

Land of Waves Arc

Kakashi called on Urushi and the ninken pack to track and capture the missing-nin Zabuza Momochi. They managed to bite onto the missing-nin and pin him in place. This allowed Kakashi to use Lightning Cutter without fear of a counter attack.

Sasuke Retrieval Arc

Later, Urushi and his fellow ninken were summoned by Kakashi to track down Naruto Uzumaki and his team who had gone off in pursuit of Sasuke Uchiha.

Ultimate Weapon Arc

He along with the other ninken were summoned by Kakashi to investigate the Takumi Village.

Part II

Kazekage Rescue Arc

At the start of Part II, Urushi and the ninken pack were called upon to track down the Akatsuki member Sasori using a small piece of his clothing.

Itachi Pursuit Arc

Some weeks later, Kakashi summoned the pack to help track down Itachi Uchiha. He and Ūhei were partnered with Sai.

Five Kage Summit Arc

In the anime, Urushi was seen along with Akino, Shiba, Bisuke and Ūhei being deployed by Kakashi each carrying scrolls with intel for the other hidden villages.

Adventures at Sea Arc

Main article: Adventures at Sea Arc


  • Urushi's fur was initially depicted as being white. It was later changed to light-brown, though in the manga, it has a more blond colour.

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