- part I
- character II
- In other Media
When under the servitude of Takigakure as an elite ninja, Kakuzu took on a mission to assassinate Hashirama Senju, the First Hokage. This mission, however, ended in failure against the God of Shinobi. Despite the insurmountable danger faced on the mission, what awaited his return to his village was the stigma and coarse punishment associated with the bankruptcy of his objective. In reaction to this treatment, a wrong levied against a shinobi who had put liveliness and limb on the line for his village, Kakuzu came to hold a violent hatred for Takigakure as he escaped from captivity. In his flight from the greenwich village, Kakuzu killed the greenwich village elders, took their hearts, and fled with cognition of the greenwich village ‘s most respect forbidden techniques. [ 1 ] He made a animation off bounty hunting on the black commercialize, and tearing out the still-beating hearts of brawny shinobi to extend his own life and armory. [ 4 ] At some clock time in the by, he apparently encountered the Gold and Silver Brothers and witnessed Kinkaku ‘s jinchūriki transformation. [ 5 ] Some time after his apostasy, he became affiliate with, and joined, the condemnable constitution, Akatsuki. During his early years in Akatsuki, he had at least four partners that he finally ended up killing due to his short temper, and would come to use their hearts for his earth Grudge Fear. [ 1 ] In the zanzibar copal, he, Itachi and Konan were tasked with killing an apparent deity, who turned out to be Hidan. He managed to destroy one of Kakuzu ‘s affection. Taking an concern in his abilities, Akatsuki recruited Hidan alternatively. [ 6 ] Kakuzu was finally paired with Hidan, who took an interest in Kakuzu after thinking of him as a initiate for immortality, despite a common dislike. He was deemed a fitting collaborator for Kakuzu as he could not be killed because of his own, similar immortality. [ 7 ]
Kakuzu was a greedy and mean individual. He would arrange goals in terms of the highest profit he could gain from them, and was much unwilling to involve himself in something if there was nothing to gain from it, a well as claiming that he tended to forget opponents who were not deserving any money after he was done with them. He even remarked that money is the only dependable thing in the universe. due to this end, he referred to himself as the “ Treasurer of Akatsuki ”. Given his friendly relationship with Zangei, his amplitude officer, it would seem he gather bounties rather frequently to earn cash, and did then ( or at least hear ) during his missions on several occasions. The frequent side-tasks and idolatry to money were both major points of contention between Hidan and Kakuzu. He besides seemed to respect an opposition who thinks well, as shown with his reaction to Kakashi ‘s counters to Kakuzu ‘s masks, and Shikamaru ‘s quick analysis of Hidan ‘s curse, even mentioning Shikamaru would have been a good bounty in the future.
Out of all the Akatsuki members, Hidan and Kakuzu displayed the most animosity towards each other, since neither of them were very affectionate of each other ‘s interests. The two frequently traded barb with one another, Kakuzu ‘s normally having better timing than Hidan ‘s. Hidan had shown great irritation with Kakuzu ‘s greed and periodic habit of doing or saying blasphemous things, such as attacking a temple and killing the fountainhead monk for the bounty on the monk ‘s fountainhead. Kakuzu, in act, disliked Hidan ‘s religion, believing the rituals associated with it to be a waste of time. Kakuzu was besides rather impatient with Hidan ‘s drawn-out speeches and struggle style. Despite their reciprocal dislike of each early, their teamwork was about flawless, because they complemented each early ‘s abilities highly well. besides, Kakuzu seems to care to an extent about Hidan, as he picked up and gave back his partner ‘s frontal bone defender after he lost it during his fight with Asuma, a feat that made Hidan admit that Kakuzu is not a hostile as he appeared to be, although Kakuzu did note that he entirely did so because he could not stand the sight of the scar on Hidan ‘s neck .
The only reason that Kakuzu put up with Hidan was because he could n’t get rid of him. Due to his crimson temper, Kakuzu often killed anyone close by when enraged, having killed his previous partners and even took their hearts to extend his own life. Hidan, therefore, was the perfect partner for Kakuzu, because of Hidan ‘s inability to die. Kakuzu ‘s somewhat indiscriminate attack style besides made Hidan an ideal spouse, since Kakuzu did n’t need to worry about catching his partner in the crossfire. Despite his obsessive personality and crimson rages, Kakuzu was a lot more cautious than his collaborator, and was not as arrogant, never mindlessly rushing into battle like Hidan. Kakuzu frequently warned Hidan not to let his guard down, and then teased Hidan when he inescapably did. Kakuzu besides seemed quite will to follow orders. When ordered to retreat by the Akatsuki drawing card, Kakuzu complied immediately ( while Hidan attempted to argue ), despite the rather bombastic amplitude he could have received by taking Asuma. He seemed to forget the greater goals of the organization when enrage, as he attempted to kill Naruto, in malice of Akatsuki ‘s indigence to capture all the jinchūriki alive. Kakuzu held a crimson hatred for his village, as despite his loyalty and willingness to risk animation and limb on a dangerous mission, his failure was repaid with uncharacteristically coarse punishment. He responded in kind by viciously betraying Takigakure — committing break, taking cognition of their most valuable kinjutsu and killing all of the elders before departing. [ 1 ]
- Kakuzu ‘s appearance before joining the Akatsuki .
- Kakuzu ‘s appearance after joining the Akatsuki .
- Kakuzu ‘s appearance underneath his Akatsuki attire .
- Kakuzu ‘s appearance after being reanimated .
Kakuzu was a very grandiloquent ( well standing as the second grandiloquent extremity of Akatsuki ), tan-skinned world with long brown hair’s-breadth. His eyes had an unusual discolor : green irides, no pupils and bolshevik sclerae. perceptibly, despite his gain age, he inactive appears as a man well within his prime, retaining a identical muscular build up. Before joining the Akatsuki, he let his hair hang at large, his sweatband covering his brow, and a black-coloured mask covering his lower face ( merely revealing his eyes ), where underneath it his mouth was stitched together at the edges ( giving him a glasgow smile ). He wore : no shirt ( revealing all the stitches on his torso ), green, ruffed up pants and black shinobi sandals. After joining the Akatsuki, he retained the black dissemble over his lower face but had respective changes. He donned a gray hood which covered his hair. His invest included the traditional Akatsuki dissemble, the Takigakure frontal bone defender with a cancel in the middle which symbolised that he was no longer loyal to it, and grey pants with matching shinobi sandals. He besides wore brown complete polish and a darkness fleeceable Akatsuki call with the kanji for “ north ” ( 北, hoku ) was placed on his leave middle feel. The versatile stitches on his body was the result of the unique proficiency that he possessed — the Earth Grudge Fear. After being reincarnated by Kabuto Yakushi and restored by a amulet, Kakuzu gained darkness grey sclerae, but retained his green, pupil-less irides. He no longer wore his brow defender, hood or mask, causing his hair to be visible as it had been at the prison term of his death. He besides nobelium longer wore his vest, alternatively wearing a dark-red cloak with white line, but still wore four masks on his back. In the anime, during the Power bow, Kakuzu wore a black clothe with bolshevik line in plaza of the clothe he would by and by wear .
Kakuzu was an extremely knock-down ninja, earning membership into the S-rank organization of Akatsuki. During his patronize rages, he killed all but one of his partners in the administration, due to the latter being immortal. His skills were such that he was chosen by his village to assassinate Hashirama Senju, surviving the conflict despite failing the mission. Kakuzu ‘s might is such, that had it not been for the hindrance of Team Yamato, he would have likely killed Team Asuma. [ 8 ]
Chakra and Physical Prowess
Kakuzu was quite fast, able to cross great distances about immediately and disappear from unfocused eyes. [ 9 ] [ 10 ] [ 11 ] He could intercept Kakashi when he was attacking Hidan with his Lightning Cutter. [ 12 ] His bare-assed military capability could catch one of Chōji ‘s exaggerated punches with a single hand and well overpower the latter, arsenic well as lift two people up by their necks with proportional facilitate. [ 13 ] Kakuzu was besides adept in taijutsu, able to go toe-to-toe against a Sharingan -wielding Kakashi. [ 13 ] From all the assimilations he has conducted over the decades of his defeated foes, he has amassed a huge amount of chakra. [ citation needed ]
earth Grudge Fear
Kakuzu ‘s contend style and unique abilities revolved around the special nature of his body structure, which was composed of hundreds of thick, grey tendrils woven throughout his human body called Earth Grudge Fear, holding his body together like the stitches of a rag-doll. This lets him separate his soundbox parts at will, perform mid to long-range physical attacks, and sew up about any injury he suffered. The threads could besides be used to repair the bodies of others, as seen when he reattached Deidara ‘s arms. [ 14 ] Because of his alone consistency social organization, Kakuzu is a highly enduring man, able to take a mastermind hit from Kakashi ‘s Lightning Cutter without it hindering his performance. His threads could even compact together to form a giant octopus-like human body around his body, used for long-range struggle. [ 15 ] Kakuzu ‘s threads granted him a academic degree of immortality ( though he declined to think of it that room ). The threads could pierce the flesh and bodies of others, allowing him to remove their organs and integrate them into his own body, thereby extending his life. He normally removed hearts in this manner, keeping a total of five at any meter, and requiring that he be killed at least five times in a conflict before he in truth died. [ 16 ] The individual hearts could besides be released from his torso and wrapped in a huge blanket of threads, forcing a kernel into a limb before being detached or forming a atrocious body with a dissemble as its face. These masks could move and attack independently, unleashing mighty blasts of elementary chakra from their mouths. If Kakuzu was killed somehow, then one of his supernumerary hearts could sacrifice itself by re-entering his soundbox and resuscitate him. [ 17 ]
Using the Earth Release : earth Spear Technique increased his lastingness to withstand differently normally black attacks, such as Chōji ‘s Spiked Human Bullet Tank. [ 18 ] By collecting the hearts of early ninja, Kakuzu was granted their elemental affinities. This is done by connecting his chakra circulatory system to his four extra hearts, one for each chakra nature, granting him the ability to utilise this nature in battle. His efficiency with these different elemental attacks were noted to be impossible without having an affinity to that especial element. Whereas in the manga, Kakuzu ‘s own elemental affinity is implied to be Earth, in the zanzibar copal, he was able to use water-based techniques that did n’t stem from his earth Grudge Fear technique, performing such feats as concealment within water or creating defensive walls and clones. [ 13 ]
- Fire Mask: This heart had a fire affinity, and took on the shape of a demonic tiger. It could use Fire Release: Intelligent Hard Work. This mask could also unite with the Wind mask to launch a fire-wind dual strike that was near unstoppable.
- Lightning Mask: This heart had a lightning affinity, and took on the shape of some sort of deformed biped. It could use Lightning Release: False Darkness.
- Water Mask: This heart had an water affinity, and took on the shape of a demonic, beaked biped. It allowed Kakuzu to use Water Release techniques, although they were not seen in the manga as the mask was destroyed before Kakuzu could use any.
- Wind Mask: This heart had a wind affinity, and took on a strange four-legged body with thin wings. It could use Wind Release: Pressure Damage. It could unite with the Fire mask to launch a fire-wind dual strike that was near unstoppable.
Kakuzu was shown to be a exquisite analyst and pragmatist, which was reasonably attributable to his advance historic period. [ 20 ] He is highly law-abiding, well noticing that Shikamaru was taking his time to formulate a design to counter Hidan ‘s proficiency, after the former caught his partner in his Shadow Imitation Technique. He was able to cursorily discern the purpose of Shikamaru ‘s versatile shadow attacks, and devised ways to counter them about instantaneously during the battle. An case is when Shikamaru trapped him and Hidan in his Shadow Imitation Shuriken Technique, only for Kakuzu to detach his right arm, hide it underground and with its help oneself, remove the impinge knife, frankincense successfully breaking loose from the technique. [ 21 ]
Sasuke Recovery deputation
main article : Sasuke Recovery Mission At the end of Part I, Kakuzu made a cameo appearance as a silhouette during an Akatsuki gather where they discussed Orochimaru ‘s learn of Sasuke Uchiha, angstrom well as the get of the Nine-Tails and the foster of their plans.
The Fallen Castle
main article : The Fallen Castle In the zanzibar copal, Kakuzu and Hidan met with Sasori and Deidara to discuss their new missions assigned by Akatsuki. After Kakuzu said they had a choice between a money-making deputation and a war-mission, he chose the money mission after Sasori and Deidara showed no interest in it, much to Hidan ‘s annoyance. [ 22 ]
main article : In Naruto ‘s Footsteps : The Friends ‘ Paths In the zanzibar copal, the couple was sent to capture the jinchūriki Fū. Fū was excited to befriend a mate Taki comrade, despite knowing the rogue shinobi ‘s history. however, Kakuzu states that their motives are n’t to become friends with her. [ 23 ]
Kazekage Rescue Mission
main article : Kazekage Rescue Mission Kakuzu is present alongside the early Akatsuki members, sealing Shukaku. Some time afterwards, he reattached Deidara ‘s arms .
Akatsuki Suppression Mission
main article : Akatsuki Suppression Mission
Kakuzu beginning appeared with his partner, Hidan, in their pursuit of the Two-Tails ‘ jinchūriki, Yugito Nii, who revealed she allowed herself to be cornered, in decree to spring a trap on them and eliminate them herself. Yugito then transformed into her Tailed Beast, a big flame guy, but the Akatsuki duet still managed to defeat her, and gave her to Zetsu, before they continued to the Land of Fire .
On their way, Kakuzu decided to attack the Fire Temple, in order to collect the bounty on the head monk, Chiriku, who was listed in the lotto book with a thirty million ryō amplitude. They slaughtered most of the early monks during the event, but one escaped to warn Konoha of the entrance terror. Upon receiving the notice, Tsunade assigned the Nijū Shōtai to track down and eliminate Kakuzu and Hidan. meanwhile, Kakuzu took Chiriku ‘s body to a bounty station hidden in a toilet, while Hidan chose to wait outside. When Kakuzu finally left the toilet after counting the money, he found a Nijū Shōtai team, led by Asuma Sarutobi, attacking Hidan. He attacked Shikamaru Nara in order to free Hidan, but was forbidden from further engagement in the conflict by the cocksure Hidan himself. Kakuzu complied, but insisted that he would get to have the thirty-five million ryō fountainhead of Asuma afterwards. In the ensuing conflict, Hidan managed to ingest Asuma ‘s blood to start his curse proficiency ceremony on him, but Shikamaru was able to stop him with his Shadow Imitation Technique. When Asuma managed to decapitate Hidan, Kakuzu ultimately intervened, and reattached Hidan ‘s head second to his neck using the threads in his body. Kakuzu then fought with Kotetsu and Izumo, well holding the two off, while Hidan dealt a black blow to Asuma. Their battle was interrupted by the appearance of another Nijū Shōtai team, but they easily fought them off, until they were summoned by the Akatsuki drawing card to seal the Two-Tails. Hidan and Kakuzu retreated to a seclude area, where they spent three days sealing the Two-Tails ( and in the manga, another three days sealing the Three-Tails ) .
After the seal was complete, Kakuzu and Hidan set out on their search for the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox ‘s jinchūriki ( Naruto Uzumaki ), merely to be cut off by Team Asuma ( with Kakashi Hatake as the leader in place of Asuma ). Shikamaru used Asuma ‘s chakra knives to capture both the Akatsuki members in home with a trick, but Kakuzu had discovered the trick advance, and, using a detached arm, broke unblock. Because of his ability to harden his skin, Kakuzu proved to be largely invulnerable to subsequent attacks. Kakashi, however, was able to analyse Kakuzu ‘s hand seals, and pierced Kakuzu ‘s heart with his Lightning Cutter, exploiting the weakness Kakuzu ‘s earth-based proficiency had against lightning-based ones .
While this would normally be fateful, Kakuzu had five hearts ( immediately four ) in his possession, and thus recovered fairly quickly, sending a counter-attack to Kakashi. Removing his cloak, he revealed four masks on his back, one of which was now broken by Kakashi. Each disguise contained a heart, the break one having given its affection up to keep Kakuzu animated. The four masks broke free from his back into classify entities, with the broken one dissolve after doing indeed. Each mask was able to attack with a particular and mighty elemental attack, making Kakuzu about besides a lot for team 10 to handle. While Kakuzu set his sights on replacing his lost center with Kakashi ‘s, Shikamaru dragged Hidan away from the battlefield into some woods, with his Shadow Imitation Technique, for a one-on-one fight .
Ignoring the other two for the most part, Kakuzu focused on taking Kakashi ‘s heart. Though Kakashi was unable to handle Kakuzu and his disguise creatures, being forced to protect Ino and Chōji besides, he was saved when Shikamaru tricked Hidan into using some of Kakuzu ‘s blood in his curse ritual, which Kakashi had collected in a condensation sooner when he pierced Kakuzu ‘s chest of drawers, and had handed it over to Shikamaru. This resulted in Hidan unintentionally destroying Kakuzu ‘s independent body ‘s affection. Seeing this, the Lightning mask allowed its heart to be absorbed by Kakuzu ‘s body, bringing him back to life. In accession to that, Kakuzu besides had the two early Fire and Wind masks to combine with him, making him even more knock-down. He then caught the rest of Team 10 with his threads, hoping to replenish his banal .
team 10 was saved by the arrival of Team 7, among them being Naruto, who decided to fight Kakuzu himself, who at beginning did not view Naruto as a threat. This changed when Naruto unveiled his newly developed technique, Wind Release : Rasenshuriken, which Kakuzu recognised to be dangerous if it ever connected with him. Naruto ‘s inability to maintain the proficiency for more than a few seconds put Kakuzu at rest, specially since its failure about allowed him to kill Naruto ( although Yamato and Kakashi saved him ), but decided to fight in his long-range mode just to be safe. As Naruto tried the Rasenshuriken once again with his shadow clones, Kakuzu attempted to crush Naruto with his threads from a distance, but was surprised to discover that it was a shadow ringer that he had destroyed, and, subsequently, the actual Naruto shoot up behind him, using the proficiency effectively this time. Left with no available hearts after being battered by Naruto ‘s proficiency, Kakuzu lamented being defeated by those he considered “ kids ”. Kakashi assured him that the previous generation being surpassed by the future was absolutely lifelike, and one of the “ ceaseless cycles of life ”. Kakashi then finished him off with a Lightning Cutter. Kakuzu ‘s cadaver was late taken back to Konoha to be autopsied by Tsunade in regards of the Rasenshuriken ‘s capabilities, and it revealed that Kakuzu was damaged at a cellular level by it .
main article : exponent In the anime, Kakuzu is summoned by Kabuto to struggle Team Kakashi, who are investigating the slaughter that he brought about in The Hole. quickly after being summoned, Kakuzu ‘s coffin vanishes with Kabuto questioning if the Impure World Reincarnation is incomplete. [ 24 ]
Fourth Shinobi World War : countdown
main article : Fourth Shinobi World War : Countdown In an attempt to both obstruct Tobi and coerce him into joining forces during their initial run into, Kabuto Yakushi demonstrated his capabilities by reincarnating many of the asleep members of Akatsuki, including Kakuzu, using Summoning : impure World Reincarnation. [ 25 ]
Fourth Shinobi World War : confrontation
main article : Fourth Shinobi World War : confrontation
Mobilising aboard Itachi as the Fourth Shinobi World War against the Allied Shinobi Forces commences, Kakuzu carries the fast Nagato on his back. Separating from these two whilst relocating to the Land of Lightning ‘s seashore, Kakuzu emerges from the sea amongst the White Zetsu Army, engaging the opposing First Division while strangling multiple shinobi with his threads. soon after, Kakuzu glances over at Kinkaku ‘s transformation, noting that he had n’t seen it in a very farseeing time .
Confronted by the current generation Ino-Shika-Chō, he discerns from Shikamaru ‘s presence that Hidan had probably been decapitated but hush active as he was n’t among the reincarnated. Obtaining his fifth and final examination heart, Kakuzu proceeds to unleash his masks to fulfil his role as a “ bishop “. He then remarks that even though the Gold and Silver Brothers were captured, they ironically already possessed the gold and flatware pieces from the opposing side, meaning Dan Katō and Asuma respectively. just as his masks disperse, Kakuzu ‘s arms are sliced off by Izumo and Kotetsu before being bound in their chains as he stated that he tends to forget people over whom he ca n’t collect bounties. Escaping his captors as they pursue him, Kakuzu ‘s lightning heart is destroyed by Tenten, through the use of the Bashōsen. Whilst late fighting Darui, Izumo and Kotetsu, he was shocked to see Chōji ‘s butterfly wings overshadowing the battlefield. With his masks defeated, Kakuzu is finally restrained beneath Chōji ‘s colossus fist, but when the latter departs to stop the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path ‘s rampage, the others are left to bind Kakuzu. [ 26 ]
Fourth Shinobi World War : orgasm
independent article : Fourth Shinobi World War : climax With the cancel of the Impure World Reincarnation technique, Kakuzu ‘s soul was released back to the afterlife .
In other Media
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- The first kanji in Kakuzu’s name (角) stands for kakugyō, the bishop in shōgi. While similarly, the kanji in his partner Hidan’s name means “rook”, another shōgi piece.
- Kakuzu is the oldest shinobi whose age is known.
- Kakuzu’s birthday corresponds with the astrological sign Leo, who rules the heart, the organ Kakuzu collected from defeated enemies.
- Kishimoto first intended to make Akatsuki’s members monsters with almost no human traits. Zetsu, Kisame and Kakuzu (and, to a lesser extent, Deidara and Sasori) are prime examples of this. Kakuzu, in particular, has traits derived from a Kuchisake-onna ( 口裂け女, literally meaning: Slit-Mouthed Woman), a Japanese mythological figure who has a slit across her mouth from ear to ear (as with Kakuzu’s), which is hidden under a surgical mask (as Kakuzu also hid his mouth under a similar mask).
- Many of Kakuzu’s techniques are named after various mecha from Mobile Suit Gundam ( 機動戦士ガンダム, Kidō Senshi Gandamu). In Chapter 60, Kishimoto mentioned his interest in the show in the third segment of his child history. He used to draw Zaku, Gifu (Gouf), Domu (Dom), Jimu (GM), and Dozuruzabi (Dozle Zabi).
- Although covered by his hood, Kakuzu had shoulder length dark brown hair, but in the anime, it was depicted reaching down to his lower back.
- When Kakuzu first appeared as a hologram at the end of Part I, he was clearly the tallest Akatsuki member there, a fact reinforced when he appeared during Gaara’s sealing ritual. However, when he truly appeared with Hidan, he was much shorter, and the third databook stated that he was shorter than Kisame.
- Kakuzu’s unusually coloured eyes were similar to those of Hanzō.
- Both Hidan and Kakuzu’s faces appeared on a pair of lanterns in the omake of Shippūden episode 129, Kakuzu being on the right and Hidan on the left.
- Kakuzu, along with Hidan, gets a mention in Naruto Shippūden: Dragon Blade Chronicles for the Wii, when Tobi mentions “monsters” with traits of the two (arms that can be stretched and the ability to survive decapitation), before Deidara notes how he is talking about the pair’s abilities.
- The markings on Kakuzu’s forearms suggest that he has been in prison at some point, as such tattoos were used during Edo period in Japan to identify criminals according to the institution they were in.
- According to the databook(s):
- Kakuzu’s favourite foods were liver-based foods such as liver sashimi and ankimo, while his least favourite was chestnut jelly.
- He wished to fight anyone with a high bounty.
- His hobby was reading (old/rare books).
- Kakuzu’s favourite phrase was “If you’re prepared, there won’t be any sorrow” ( 備えあれば憂いなし, Sonae areba urei nashi).
- (To Hidan) “Even Hell runs on money. I’d be just fine.“
- (To Hidan) “If you let your guard down… you’re dead.“
- (To Hidan) “…One of these days, I swear I’ll kill you.“
- (To Shikamaru) “You actually think… unlike my idiot partner.“
- (To Kakashi) “Looking at your forehead protector reminds me of the very first Konoha shinobi I fought… the First Hokage, that is.“
- (To Kakashi) “Heh… No one is immortal.”
- (To Kakashi) “It’s only fitting that I take your heart to replace the one you’ve destroyed!”