He further stated he didn't want to be stuck in the forest with Gaara because he often got into unnecessary fighting for the sole purpose of satisfying his bloodlust. Whenever Kankurō appears in a new arc of the manga, he sports a new design of purple face paint. Because he was to take part in Sunagakure's invasion of Konoha, planned to begin before his match with Shino, Kankurō outfitted Karasu especially for the invasion. Kankurō leading the Surprise Attack Division. Special, Naruto Shippūden: Legends: Akatsuki Rising, Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3, Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations, Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution, https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Kankurō?oldid=1375044, The name "Kankurō" comes from Nakamura Kankurō (. [22], Mocking Deidara as he and Hoheto kept watch over him and the other sealed reincarnated shinobi, Kankurō called Deidara a dud due to him threatening to explode for some time though he was unable to do so. When Kankurō announced his position to his team, Sai approached him and started to wonder what nickname he should give his captain leaving Kankurō confused. When they discovered they were being followed, Kankurō stayed behind to buy time. Kankurō is a playable character in the following video games: While Kankurō often relies on his puppets to fight, in certain forms of media like in the Clash of Ninja games, he uses actual taijutsu in tandem with his puppet techniques. Naruto and the new Team 7 were on a their way back to Konoha when serval Akatsuki members ambushed them, in another attempted to steal the Kyūbi after Pein had failed. While it was acknowledged that much of Suna's improvements since the Fourth Kazekage's passing were thanks in part to Konoha, Kankurō quickly realised Tsunade had an additional goal. When Maizuru is confused, Tōjūrō explains that his plan all along was to remove Gaara and his family from Suna's affairs. After all, the manga has shown Kankuro alive in recent arcs, so readers aren't convinced the ninja is dead. Before they battle, they are interrupted by the Kamira and Ranke, whom Kankurō and Gaara take on. He then reports the news to Gaara. ... even if he would donate his own body and entire puppet collection to Kankuro after his death. When an enraged Sai then knocked Deidara and Sasori out of the air, Kankurō summoned two Kuroari puppets and captured the two then used his Black Secret Technique — Machine Triple Shot and impaled Sasori with Karasu and bound Deidara with the Sasori puppet's cable. 1 History 1.1 Ambush Division vs. Ambush Division 1.2 The War Begins 2 References After its formation, the squad rides Sai's ink birds into enemy … Afterwards the summit ended. He has the same facial painting from the Sasuke Recovery Mission but with broader lines and no line over his nose. To avoid this, they approach Kankurō and try to convince him to get married and produce heirs. Main article: One-Tail Escort Arc In the anime, Kankurō and his siblings began training several Suna academy students with methods presented from Konoha. Kankurō utilises what he calls the Black Secret Technique (黒秘技, Kurohigi) — a name not unlike Chiyo's White Secret Technique (白秘技, Shirohigi) and Sasori's Red Secret Technique (赤秘技, Akahigi) — the latter of which he claims has been surpassed by his own style. Just as Kamira thinks she knows what he has in store, Kankurō suddenly launches one of his puppets to automatically trap and kill her. Somehow Kankurō managed to distinguish Chiyo's feelings through her chakra threads.[8]. Two years after the Fourth Shinobi World War, Kankurō, alongside Temari and Gaara, participate in Suna's defence against meteorites. Kankurō arranges a fake coup d'état so that Tōjūrō will believe his own plans are being followed. Kankuro is a character from the anime/manga series Naruto and brother of Gaara and Temari. And according to the show's latest episode, emphasis really needs to be put on the life-or-death descriptor. When the invasion began, Kankurō and Temari escorted an injured Gaara out of the village. As a hero, Kankuro's means of defeating his opponents are perhaps more morbid and grotesque than even that of his brother, Gaara. While he did so, Kankurō and Temari helped some samurai that had been hit by Sasuke's Amaterasu, and removed their burning armour. Zaji recklessly approached him to provide assistance to his comrade before Hoheto Hyūga revealed that Muta was booby-trapped by a reincarnated Deidara. Kankurō keeps Omoi from overreacting and getting anxious by telling him to win the war at all costs to protect his family and friends. F in chat for the the famous voice actor of Kankuro, died age 59. ... 3 Kankuro Can Also Turn His Enemies Into Puppets. Kankurō tells her that Sasori entrusted his puppets to him and that it should continue on for the future generation of puppet users. Gaara wanted more blood, he noticed Kiba's squad behind the bushes. In the final round matches set to take place a month later, Kankurō was scheduled to fight Shino Aburame. The series ran for 700 chapters overall, and was adapted into an anime series by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex that ran from 2002 to 2017. Despite their apparent differences, Gaara and Kankurō become very close over the time skip, as Gaara began to confide in Kankurō, and shared his dreams of wanting to risk his life to protect Sunagakure. Later, one of Gaara's students was kidnapped by the Four Celestial Symbols Men, Temari and Kankurō joined him in rescuing her. Naruto faces death when he goes after a mysterious ghostly warrior, and the team takes on a sea monster and a group of ninjas who make killer ramen. Gaara looked back at Kankurō telling him that he doesn't consider him as a brother. He was later found by Temari, and together they helped Gaara get back to Sunagakure. While able to combine the use of his puppets with great effectiveness, Kankurō was unable to bypass Sasori's defences. When he suddenly spots Kankurō on the far side of the ruins, Shikamaru fills the whole area with lines with explosives (most of them are fake) so Kamira cannot fly about. At the start of the series, he often found it awkward around Naruto, but after Naruto was targeted for death by Iruka's friend Mizuki, Iruka became the first person who acknowledged Naruto, and they ultimately saved each other against Mizuki. Kankurō emerged from a pack on its back and impaled Sakon with several blades on the puppets arms. Eventually, the enemy side succeeded in casting the world-wide Infinite Tsukuyomi. None of the siblings were hurt or even scratched because of the great strength Gaara possesses. That statement was proven true when Gaara protected his whole village from Deidara's deadly attack. As Sasori praised Kankurō's improved abilities, Kankurō responded saying his Black Secret Technique had long since surpassed Sasori's Red Secret Technique. Despite their best efforts, the Suna ninja are slowly overwhelmed by the sheer strength of their mysterious opponents. After a rehearsal, Naruto wants to give Kankuro a piece of his mind, but they end up going to his home to practice some more. By Megan Peters [7] In the anime, Kankurō mentions having once pleaded with Chiyo to train him, though she turned him down because she no longer cared about aiding the future of the village.[8]. After Gaara's defeat in the hands of Naruto, Kankurō's relationship with Gaara improved drastically over a very short period of time. He and his team were able to keep their defection a secret, and at some point, Orochimaru had them participate in the Chūnin Examsto spy on the other participants. He later helped the villagers move to safety when Momoshiki and Kinshiki attacked the village. They tell him of their plans to overthrow Gaara and replace him with Kankurō, who has trained all of them and who they therefore believe to be better-qualified to lead Suna. The last time Temari had this feeling, she learned her brother Gaara was in the hands of the Akatsuki while Kankuro was dying of poison. As puppeteers are long-range fighters who rely on their puppets in combat, Kankurō is weak against close-range combat. He placed 19th in the sixth poll. Kankurō, with the assistance of Mifune, his samurai and Kurotsuchi, pursue an escaped Deidara and cornering him in a trap. Later, while Kankurō voiced his displeasure at Gaara putting himself out in the open in such a way to promote himself as the new Kazekage, Gaara insisted he needed to deal not only with the Akatsuki, but also the violent naysayers in Suna. Shino inhaled some of the poisonous gas, but was able to escape and use his bugs to trap and restrain Karasu. In the anime, Kankurō attends Naruto and Hinata's wedding. Despite the Suna-nin's skill managing to detain Urashiki's advances through his own puppets, Urashiki soon managed to overpower Kankurō efforts, prompting Kankurō to use a last-ditch effort of exploding his puppets, taking out three of Urashiki's puppets while the last one moved on. Kankurō and Temari were chosen to escort Gaara to the Kage Summit. He is revealed to have brown hair in Part II and when seen with no headgear or face-paint, he greatly resembles his father. In the anime when the one tail Shukaku had r… He is known as the … He could also make his puppets self-destruct in a powerful explosion as a last resort.[14]. Kankurō was effected by if like nearly the rest of the world. I liked his voice. When Sasori was captured inside of Kuroari, Kankurō helps make Sasori realise his true faults during his lifetime as a puppeteer which makes Sasori entrust his "Father and Mother" puppets to him. In attempted to help them, Konoha and Suna worked together sending their best available men. With their victory, they were able to help save Gaara and retrieve Matsuri. Kamira uses a kind of mind control that seems to be genjutsu. No Kankuro doesn't die either. [21] He later comes to Mifune's aid, and takes over his fight against a reincarnated Chiyo, using the Sasori, Mother, and Father puppets against her. [19] After the storm passed, the Chūnin Exams were ended early before starting the finals due to controversy happening in the second exam, surprising Kankurō by Gaara's move. Kankurō was fed up from all the trouble they have to go through with him, therefore he approached and grabbed Gaara towards him. After the battle ended, with Sasuke gone and almost all of the Konoha ninja hospitalised, but alive, Kankurō and his siblings were seen off by Shikamaru Nara. [10] At one point when Kankurō had been poisoned by Sasori he was heard muttering Gaara's name though he was unconscious, which showed how much he cared for Gaara. Since their fight went unseen in the manga, the anime adaptation explained the circumstances of Kankurō's defeat. Boruto is the first child of naruto and hinata. Kankurō agrees to go along with their plan so long as they promise not to kill Gaara or anyone else, which they are happy to do. Michael Lindsay (May 9, 1963 – August 31, 2019) was an American voice actor who worked largely in anime, credited often as Dylan Tully.. His most prominent roles were Kisuke Urahara in Bleach, Kankuro in Naruto, Greymon and Joe Kido in Digimon, and Amuro Ray in the first three Mobile Suit Gundam compilation films. Kankurō using Sasori puppet to fight Shin alongside Omoi. Sasori left, giving Kankurō three days before the poison would kill him. Upon arrival, Sasuke was warped to a different dimension by Urashiki, but Gaara was able to temporally seal away the foe with the timely aid and arrival of Shukaku. Vanished Memories 23m. Main article: Gaara Hiden: A Sandstorm Mirage While initially terrified of his younger brother, Kankurō would come to believe in him and his dream to become the Kazekage like their father before them and would become one of Gaara's most loyal protectors, confidant and bodyguard. Kankurō was ranked as the 27th most popular character in the seventh and most recent Naruto character popularity poll. After the siblings find Kakashi and tell them what had happened, they returned to Sunagakure to prepare for war. Meanwhile, Kamira toys with Shikamaru as she flies around, he is unable to get a lock on her shadow. In the anime, he dreamed of creating the ultimate ninjutsu puppet, which was comprised of three giants puppets that merged together.[11]. Sasuke however, survived their assault and fled, so the siblings and the Raikage's group followed him back to the Summit hall. In the anime, Kankurō and the samurai were resting during the night of the first day. As his father arrived, Kankurō noted his younger brother was a "monster". See more ideas about naruto, anime naruto, gaara. [18] Using his Sanshōuo, Kankurō was able to safely transport multiple genin to shelter. Ukon tried to kill them, but was stopped by Kankurō who used his puppet Karasu to defend Kiba and Akamaru from Ukon's kunai attack. This was most evident when he was seen with Gaara, who Kankurō was forced to put up with due to the fear his younger brother imposed on him. Afterwards, it was decided that Yodo and Araya would escort Gaara back to Suna to tend to his injuries while Kankurō went with Shinki and Boruto to safeguard Shukaku at Konoha. Boruto further teased the finality of this decision by showing Temari's vague reaction. In the anime, during the Fourth Shinobi World War, his taijutsu was at least good enough to keep up with another skilled puppet user. Baki showed up and told the Sand Siblings that they have a new A+ ranked mission involving the destruction of Konoha. Unlike Kankurō's other puppets, Sanshōuo stays true to its name and somewhat resembles an actual salamander. While on route to their location, Omoi who was contemplating the worst possible outcomes enquired about Kankurō's age. Ultimately, it was agreed to host the first exam in Konoha and the second exam in Suna. When Rock Lee was facing against Gaara, Kankurō and Temari had confidence in their faces knowing that it would be near impossible to beat Gaara since he was never even scratched before. Kankurō and Gaara attended a Kage Summit in Konoha at the Hokage building, during which the Kage bickered about topics concerning Konoha, leading to Kurotsuchi demanding Konoha to disclose all of its confidential information as the village's proof to peace by the next summit, and said Iwagakure would leave the Five Great Shinobi Country alliance if they didn't. Once they arrived in the Land of Iron and the meeting began, Kankurō and Temari became annoyed by the little respect the other Kage showed to Gaara because of his young age especially the Third Tsuchikage. Jinchūriki). Kankurō also can be realistic at times, not only when Gaara wanted to start working with other ninja, but also when he was the first to give up on Sasuke due to Naruto's failure to convince Sasuke and his connection with Akastuki. One of the strongest members of the Sand village, Kankuro has been the most skilled puppeteer in the entire Naruto universe ever since Sasori's death by the combined efforts of Sakura and Granny Chiyo.His three marionettes are as horrifying as they are capable, each with a small arsenal of tools to turn against his enemies. After Gaara failed to convince Sasuke to change his ways, the Sand Siblings and Darui attacked him with Kankurō using Sasori and his Red Secret Technique Machinery Triangles technique. Kankuro カンクロウ is a jonin level shinobi of sunagakure and he is also one of the three sand siblings. Upon the beginning of the Fourth Shinobi World War, Kankurō wears the standard attire of a Sunagakure ninja, along with his hood, which now has the symbol of the Allied Shinobi Forces stitched on to it. He carries his puppets on his back still, only they are now in scrolls. Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB to talk all things comics and anime! In the art of putting on make-up, each of the colours mean something, purple representing nobility and loftiness. Kankurō joined Temari in thanking Team 7 for saving their brother, and personally thanked Naruto. www.cbr.com. Before he lost complete use of Karasu, he tried to launch a final attack, only to discover that Shino's bugs, guided by the bug placed on him earlier, had found his location and consumed all his chakra. In the anime, Kankurō was with other Suna shinobi at first, but one of Sasori's traps killed most of them. In the anime, Kankurō was also shown combining his puppets' attacks to make them more dangerous, as seen when they use the Poison Mist Hell: Hundred Continuous Firing technique, where Karasu blankets the area in a smokescreen while Kuroari fires poisoned needles at the blinded opponent. In Part II, Kankurō once again changed his face-paint. 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