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{{translation|'''Anko Mitarashi'''|みたらしアンコ|Mitarashi Anko}} is a [[tokubetsu jōnin]] who teaches at [[Konohagakure]]'s [[Academy]].
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| english = Anko Mitarashi
 
| kanji = みたらしアンコ
 
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| manga debut = Chapter 44
 
| anime debut = ''Naruto'' Episode 25
 
| appears in = Anime and Manga
 
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| japanese = {{Voice actors|ja|Takako Honda}}
 
| english = {{Voice actors|en|Julianne Buescher|e1=(Chunin Exam through Konoha Invasion arc)|Laura Bailey|e2=(Land of the Sea arc and onwards)|Kari Wahlgren|e3=(Ultimate Ninja 3)}}
 
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| rank = Tokubetsu Jonin
 
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| birthdate = October 24<!--<ref name="d1">First Databook, pages 122-123</ref>-->
 
| age =
 
* Part I: 24 - 25<!--<ref name="d1"/>-->
 
* Part II: 27 -28
 
| height = 167 cm<!--<ref name="d1"/>-->
 
| weight = 45.8 kg<!--<ref name="d1"/>-->
 
| gender = Female
 
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| blood type = A<!--<ref name="d1"/>-->
 
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| affiliation = [[Konohagakure]]
 
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| occupation = Chunin Examiner
 
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* [[Fire]] (Anime only)
 
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* [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]] (Dormant)
 
* [[Fire Release: Dragon Fire Technique]] (Anime only)
 
* [[Hidden Shadow Snake Hands]]
 
* [[Summoning Technique]] ([[Snakes]])
 
* [[Twin Snakes Mutual Death]]
 
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{{translation|'''Anko Mitarashi'''|みたらしアンコ|Mitarashi Anko}} is the examiner for the second exam of the [[Chunin]] Selection Exams.
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== Background ==
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[[File:Orochimaru and Anko.png|thumb|left|Anko with Orochimaru.]]
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When she was a [[genin]], Anko was on a [[Team Orochimaru|team]] led by [[Orochimaru]]. Their team took part in the [[Chūnin Exams]]; during the second round, they confronted a team consisting of [[Hayate Gekkō]], [[Ibiki Morino]], and [[Tokara]].<ref name="chpt599">''Naruto'' chapter 599, pages 2-4</ref> Orochimaru took a strong interest in Anko, teaching her several of his signature [[jutsu]] and, in the anime, what he'd learned about immortality.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 114</ref> Orochimaru eventually used Anko as a test subject for his [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]]. Of the ten subjects, Anko was the only survivor.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 50, page 15</ref>
   
==Personality==
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In the anime, Anko refused to continue following Orochimaru after she received her cursed seal. Unwilling to kill her because she was so valuable as a research subject, Orochimaru altered Anko's memory so she would believe she'd been abandoned for lacking the ideal drive to fuel the cursed seal.<ref>''Naruto'' episode 173</ref> She ever after held a grudge against Orochimaru for what he did and believed it was her responsibility, as his former student, to stop his criminal actions.
Anko is easygoing, tomboyish, and sometimes hyperactive, making her very similar to Naruto in many ways. Despite portraying several Naruto-like habits, she has shown to be very intelligent and studious. However, she is also shown to have a bloodthirsty (in a literal sense) side, as shown when she scratched Naruto's face, and licked away his blood. This probably comes from her time with Orochimaru. She regularly makes sure to have at least basic knowledge of the landscape for which her next mission will take place. According to the official databook, Anko's favorite foods are sweet bean soup and dango (dumplings). Mitarashi and Anko are ingredients of dango. Her least favorite type of food is spicy-tasting food. Her hobby is tea ceremonies, and her favorite phrase is "Arriving!" Anko has also picked up a few behavioral habits from Orochimaru, such as using her tongue to lick her kunai or lips before fighting.
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==Part I==
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== Personality ==
===Chunin Exams===
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Anko is noted to be similar to [[Naruto Uzumaki]], both being loud, stubborn, and prone to acting without thinking.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 44, page 15</ref> Naruto himself is somewhat unsettled by her because, when he mocked her during their first meeting, her immediate response was to throw a [[kunai]] at him and lick the blood from his resulting wound.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 45, pages 3-4</ref> Despite her personality quirks, Anko has a strong commitment to her village and mission, often choosing to face threats alone in order to buy time for her allies to escape or for backup to arrive. This is particularly true in matters relating to [[Orochimaru]]: although she admired him when she was a child and aspired to be like him when she was older, she now believes it is her obligation to use the same jutsu he taught her to bring him to justice. The [[Third Hokage]] insists that Anko shouldn't blame herself for anything that Orochimaru does.
[[Image:Orochimaru anko.jpg|thumb|left|Young Orochimaru and Anko]]
 
Anko was the proctor for the second exam, which she announced during [[Ibiki Morino]]'s speech, after she made a rather loud entrance into his class, annoying him since she was early. During the second exam, [[Izumo Kamizuki]], [[Kotetsu Hagane]], and [[Mozuku]] notified her of three dead Grass ninja. Anko saw that all of their faces had been stolen, and, after she recognized the face-stealing technique, she demanded the Grass ninjas' IDs. After seeing the IDs, Anko realized that the Grass ninja called [[Shiore]], who she met earlier, was [[Orochimaru]] in disguise. Later, she arrived at a confrontation with Orochimaru, and it was revealed that he used to be her sensei.
 
   
Anko, along with nine others, were branded with Orochimaru's first ten Cursed Seals of Heaven. Of the ten, Anko was the only one to survive, establishing the one-in-ten chance of surviving the Cursed Seal. Orochimaru supposedly rejected Anko as a subordinate, believing she did not have the lust for power or vengeance needed to fuel the Cursed Seal. Orochimaru lost interest in her, though he believed there was some value in letting her live. Orochimaru was able to reawaken her Cursed Seal during their battle in the Forest of Death, thus incapacitating her with the pain and ending their fight. She later talked over her encounter with the [[Third Hokage]], but he reassured her, telling her it wasn't her fault that Orochimaru got away.
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== Appearance ==
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Anko is a fairly tall woman who was of slender frame. She has light brown, pupil-less eyes. Her hair - black with a blue tint in the manga<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 604, pages 3-4</ref> and violet in the anime - is styled in a short, spiky, fanned-ponytail. She usually wears a fitted mesh body suit that covers her from her neck down to her thighs. Over this, she typically wears a tan overcoat with a purple in-seam and a pocket on each side, a dark orange mini-skirt, a dark blue belt, and pale grey shin guards. In addition to the typical [[forehead protector]], she also wears a small pendant that looks like a snake fang and a wristwatch.
   
===Invasion of Konoha===
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As a child, Anko wore a sleeveless fishnet mesh shirt, fishnet armbands that reach to her elbows, dark shorts, and knee-length boots.<ref name="chpt599"/> Though during her time as a preteen when following Orochimaru in the anime, she instead wears a brown-red t-shirt with bracelets, white-shorts and fishnet leggings. Years after the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], she puts on weight and starts wearing red lipstick. Her mesh bodysuit is replaced with an orange blouse with a white coat cape over it.
When the Sound and Sand villages invaded Konohagakure, she did not take the front lines, and instead assisted bystanders in getting away from harm.
 
   
===Land of the Sea===
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== Abilities ==
In the anime, Anko's past was explored during the Land of the Sea filler arc, in which she led [[Naruto]], [[Ino]], and [[Shino]] on a mission to protect a shipping convoy. The Land of the Sea is where Anko was found after Orochimaru had branded her with his Cursed Seal, and subsequently abandoned her. Orochimaru had also erased any memory Anko had of the event, so this was a chance for her to remember. After the mission, Anko found her way back to the place where she received the curse mark from Orochimaru, and remembered what happened. She discovered that she wasn't tossed away like trash, but chose to leave Orochimaru herself.
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Being a [[tokubetsu jōnin]], Anko is indeed a highly skilled [[kunoichi]]. Even as a child, her talent gained the attention of Orochimaru who would take her up as his disciple. Her prowess ultimately earned her recognition as a legendary kunoichi a decade after the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]].<ref>''Boruto: Naruto the Movie'' novel</ref>
   
==Part II==
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=== Ninjutsu ===
Anko made a number of cameos in the ''[[Naruto: Shippūden]]'' anime; during one of Naruto's dreams, he interrupted a number of [[wikipedia:kunoichi|kunoichi]] (amongst them was Anko) relaxing in a hot spring while he was peeking. During a conversation between [[Kakashi Hatake]] and [[Jiraiya]] about the [[Nine-Tailed Demon Fox]], Anko could be seen walking past both of them, licking a brown-colored sweet. She later appeared at [[Asuma]]'s funeral, along with several other characters not present at the funeral in the manga. She was also mentioned by Naruto in one of the anime's ending sketches; in the sketch, Naruto invited [[Chiyo]] to try Konoha's best dumpling restaurant, saying that even the "scary snake lady" liked to eat in this place.
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[[File:Hidden Shadow Snake Hands.png|thumb|Anko utilising snakes.]]
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While under Orochimaru's wing, she was taught many of his techniques, such as the [[Hidden Shadow Snake Hands]] and its [[Many Hidden Shadow Snake Hands|stronger variant]]. Her skill with these techniques, in particular, allowed her to easily outmaneuver the collaborative efforts of the [[Inoichi Yamanaka|Ino]]-[[Shikadai Nara|Shika]]-[[Chōchō Akimichi|Chō]] trio during their [[Genin Exams]].<ref name="BE36">''Boruto'' episode 36</ref> She could also perform Orochimaru's [[Twin Snakes Mutual Death Technique|murder-suicide technique]] as well.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 50, page 10</ref> She was also the first surviving recipient of his [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]], which appears as three [[tomoe]] at the back of her neck. Though it flares up from time to time in its attempt to encourage her to use it, she refrains from doing so. It is eventually [[Evil Releasing Method|removed]] from her body following the Fourth Shinobi World War.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 593, page 9</ref>
   
===Hunt for Itachi arc===
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=== Other Skills ===
In the anime only, after Sasuke absorbed Orochimaru, Anko was shown to be on a mission with [[Mozuku]] and [[Iwashi]]. Sensing Orochimaru's death, she saw a snake's skin on a branch, and covered her seal.
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Anko has incredible aim, able to make a perfect [[Konoha]] symbol out of dango sticks without even looking.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 49, page 3</ref> She has excellent tracking skills, evidenced by her being placed in charge of [[Infiltration and Reconnaissance Party|a team]] tasked with finding [[Kabuto Yakushi]]. In the anime, she has been stated to have built up an immunity to [[poison]]s with Orochimaru's help,<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 261</ref> and it was also revealed that she's able to manipulate [[Fire]] and [[Yin Release]]; performing the [[Fire Release: Dragon Fire Technique]] and [[Sly Mind Affect Technique]] respectively.<ref>''Naruto'' episode 169</ref><ref name="BE36"/>
   
===Pain's Invasion arc===
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Before Pain attacked, Anko was dispatched, along with [[Sai]] and [[Tenzo|Yamato]], to track and locate Kabuto. Anko cautioned the rest of them to not let Kabuto detect them. However, right after discovering his location, Yamato interrupted, and apologized to her and Sai, stating that they had an emergency on their hands, after discovering that Naruto had broken his seal on him, and had achieved his [[Naruto Jinchūriki Forms#Six-Tailed Transformation|six-tailed transformation]].
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===Five Kage Summit arc===
 
With Sai and Yamato back in Konoha, Anko is still currently tracking Kabuto while she is unknowingly being trailed by a few ANBU. The acting Hokage [[Danzo]], sends some ANBU to locate Kabuto before Anko finds him.
 
   
==Abilities==
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== Part I ==
As a child, Anko's talent for ninja arts were presumably high, as shown from Orochimaru's initial interest in her. Anko knows several forbidden techniques, taught to her by Orochimaru, the most notable of which is [[Twin Snakes Mutual Death]], a murder-suicide technique she attempted to use to eliminate her former sensei in the Forest of Death, for the sake of Konoha. She can also summon [[snakes]] like he can, though she only does so once, during the Land of the Sea filler arc. She also has incredibly quick reflexes, able to outmaneuver several of Orochimaru's attacks. Her accuracy is also on a compatible standard, being able to make a Konoha symbol by throwing 58 dango sticks after eating the dango, some which where thrown while wiping her mouth and looking in the other direction. Her intelligence is also presumed to be fairly high, and she can do quick mental mathematics. Within a minute of her arrival at the [[Chunin Exams]], she was able to count all 78 genin and 26 teams.
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=== Chūnin Exams ===
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{{main|Chūnin Exams (Arc)|l1=Chūnin Exams}}
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[[File:Anko intimidates Naruto.png|thumb|left|Anko meets "Shiore".]]
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Anko proctors the second stage of the [[Chūnin Exams]] held in [[Konoha]]. She breaks into the room where the first stage was held and showily introduces herself to the assembled [[genin]]. When she realises that she entered too soon, she tries deflecting blame by instead reprimanding the first stage's proctor, [[Ibiki Morino]], for how many genin were allowed to pass to the second stage. She leads the genin to the [[Forest of Death]] where she explains the rules for the second stage and the dangers they'll face in the forest. She attacks [[Naruto Uzumaki]] with a kunai when he suggests she's exaggerating, only for the kunai to be returned to her by [[Shiore]], a [[Kusa]]-nin.
   
==Appearances in Other Media==
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[[File:Anko encounters Orochimaru.png|thumb|Anko finds Orochimaru.]]
Anko has so far made 8 playable appearances in Naruto video games; 5 in Japan (''Naruto Ultimate Ninja 3'', ''Narutimate Hero Accel'', ''Narutimate Hero Accel 2'', ''Naruto Gekitou Ninja Taisen 3'', and ''Naruto Gekitou Ninja Taisen 4''), and 3 in the English-speaking markets (''Naruto Ultimate Ninja 3'', ''Naruto Ultimate Ninja 4'', and ''Naruto Clash of Ninja Revolution 2''). In [[Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm]], she is a support character that is available for free download via the Playstation Store. She also often makes non-playable appearances as a background character, a guide when navigating the main menu and various game modes, or a shopkeeper for purchasing unlockable items.
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Shortly after the second stage gets underway, Anko is alerted to the discovery of three dead Kusa-nin, among them Shiore. From examining the bodies it becomes clear to her that they've been dead for some time and, because they're all [[Vanishing Facial Copy Technique|missing their faces]], she concludes that Orochimaru has infiltrated the Chūnin Exams. She orders that the [[Third Hokage]] be informed of what's happened, that two teams of [[Anbu]] be deployed, and then goes into the forest to find Orochimaru on her own. She locates him shortly after nightfall and tries to use the [[Twin Snakes Mutual Death Technique]] on him, only to discover at the last moment that she's been attacking a [[shadow clone]]. He reactivates her dormant [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]], immobilising her with the pain, and warns her not to cancel the Chūnin Exams before departing.
   
==Trivia==
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Despite the pain, Anko is eventually able to reach the centre of the Forest of Death. The Third Hokage treats her cursed seal and, after hearing what's happened, speculates that Orochimaru is after [[Sasuke Uchiha]], who Orochimaru has branded with another Cursed Seal of Heaven. Anko tries to argue that Sasuke be removed from the exams and placed under guard, but the Third insists the exams continue per Orochimaru's instructions. During the preliminary matches, Anko stays by the Third's side, informing him of the participants' particulars; she is amazed by Sasuke's control of his cursed seal during his match.
* Anko is Kishimoto's favorite female character, due to her 'relationship with Orochimaru'.<ref>''Naruto Anime Profiles, Volume 1: Episodes 1-37'', page 198</ref>
 
* Anko is quite popular for a side-character, and even came in 11th place, right behind Hinata, in the first official character poll.
 
   
==References==
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A month after the preliminaries, as the final round matches near and it becomes increasingly clear that Orochimaru means ill to Konoha, Anko tries to apologise to the Third for her failure to kill him. She also rues over the death of the [[Fourth Hokage]], believing he could have stopped Orochimaru, but the Third tells her to neither blame herself nor to dwell on the dead. In the anime, around the same time, Naruto approaches her while she's at her favourite [[Dango Shop]] to ask her about the "Fourth Hokage's legacy". When he eats one of her dango without permission, she attacks him and chases him away.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 170</ref>
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=== Konoha Crush ===
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{{main|Konoha Crush (Arc)|l1=Konoha Crush}}
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In the anime, Anko assists in the evacuation of Konoha's civilians to the [[Hokage Rock]] during the [[invasion of Konoha]]. She later attends the [[Third Hokage]]'s funeral.
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=== Sasuke Recovery Mission ===
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{{main|Sasuke Recovery Mission}}
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In the anime, Anko attends the [[Fifth Hokage]]'s inauguration.<ref>''Naruto'' episode 100</ref> Shortly after that, she and the other Chūnin Exam proctors are present for [[Shikamaru Nara]]'s promotion to [[chūnin]].<ref>''Naruto'' episode 107</ref>
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=== Kurosuki Family Removal Mission ===
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{{main|Kurosuki Family Removal Mission}}
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In the anime, Anko meets with the Fifth Hokage after completing an escort mission in the [[Land of Swamps]]. She absent-mindedly eats the Hokage's last dango, frightening [[Shizune]].<ref>''Naruto'' episode 152</ref>
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=== Kaima Capture Mission ===
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[[File:Kaima Capture Team.png|thumb|left|Anko and her team deploy.]]
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In the anime, Konoha is hired to protect a shipping convoy in the [[Land of the Sea]]. Because this is the same country where Anko received her cursed seal from Orochimaru, the Hokage puts Anko in charge of the mission, hoping it will help her regain her memories of what happened there. After the [[Kaima Capture Team]] completes their mission, Anko locates the lab where Orochimaru carried out his experiments and remembers that he didn't abandon her but that rather she left him. She is happy by the truth.
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== Part II ==
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===Akatsuki Suppression Mission===
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In the anime, Anko attends [[Asuma Sarutobi]]'s funeral.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 82</ref>
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=== Itachi Pursuit Mission ===
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{{main|Itachi Pursuit Mission}}
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In the anime, Anko is on a mission with [[Mozuku]] and [[Iwashi]] when she senses something behind her. She attacks it with a kunai and finds it's a white snake, giving her an ominous feeling about Orochimaru.
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=== Pain's Assault ===
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{{main|Pain's Assault (Arc)|l1=Pain's Assault}}
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Anko leads the [[Infiltration and Reconnaissance Party]], charged with finding [[Kabuto Yakushi]], a former subordinate of Orochimaru. Shortly after [[Sai]] is able to locate Kabuto, [[Yamato]] is forced to return to Konoha.
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=== Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown ===
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[[File:Anko's unit.png|thumb|Anko and her team investigate the corpses.]]
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Although Yamato is gone and Sai also returns to Konoha, a restaffed Reconnaissance Party continues to track Kabuto. They eventually come across three dead [[Takigakure]] ninja. From the bite marks on their necks, it becomes clear to Anko that Kabuto has gained control of Orochimaru's powers, but she wonders why he's leaving behind bodies for them to find. Wary of a trap, they follow the trail of bodies to the [[Mountains' Graveyard]]. [[Tokuma Hyūga‎]] scouts the area with his [[Byakugan]] and reports that Kabuto is in the company of [[Tobi]]. Believing they have found the [[Akatsuki]] base, Anko immediately sends word of their discovery to Konoha, only briefly wondering why Kabuto would lead them there.
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=== Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation ===
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[[File:Anko and Kabuto clash.png|thumb|left|Anko clashes with Kabuto.]]
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Anko and her team continue to monitor the Mountains' Graveyard. When [[Muta Aburame]] detects the mobilisation of the [[White Zetsu Army]], Anko instructs her team to inform the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]] while she goes after Kabuto. She tries to sneak up on Kabuto and attack him, but is quickly defeated. Tobi orders that Kabuto kill her, but he instead keeps her comatose, siphoning the chakra from her cursed seal to strengthen his [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation]].
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=== Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax ===
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[[File:Kaija Hōin.png|thumb|Orochimaru revived from Anko's cursed seal.]]
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After Kabuto is defeated by [[Itachi Uchiha]] and [[Sasuke Uchiha]], Anko's unconscious body is found by [[Jūgo]]. Wishing to speak with Orochimaru, Sasuke uses the [[Evil Releasing Method]] to revive Orochimaru from her cursed seal, causing her cursed seal to disappear in the process. Anko remains unconscious throughout the ordeal and they leave her behind.
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=== Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes ===
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In the anime, in the aftermath of the Fourth Shinobi World War, Anko attends the mass funeral held in Konoha.
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== New Era ==
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=== Academy Entrance Arc ===
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Ten years after the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]] ends, Anko becomes an instructor at Konoha's Academy. During the entrance ceremony, Anko and the other instructors were left mortified when [[Boruto Uzumaki]] crashes a train into the [[Hokage Rock]]. Two weeks later, when the students skipped [[Shino Aburame]]'s class to watch a fight between [[Iwabee Yuino]] and Boruto, Anko gave the class a severe scolding afterwards. Later, Anko checked on Shino when he began pouting about how little respect his students seemed to have for him.
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Later, when classes ended early because of the [[Five Kage Summit]], she invites [[Chōchō Akimichi]] to the dango shop to eat some anmitsu.
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=== School Trip Arc ===
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In the anime, to improve relationships with other villages and symbolically show the warring era was over, the Seventh Hokage set up an official class trip for the Academy to go to Kirigakure. Anko joined Shino to watch over the class. Upon arriving, they were met with [[Kagura Karatachi]], who was appointed by the Mizukage to act as the class' tour guide. The class was later taken to meet [[Chōjūrō]], the Sixth Mizukage.
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[[File:Political Talk.png|thumb|left|Anko and Shino discussing Kiri's affairs with Mei.]]
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Later, Anko and Shino met with Mei to discuss the growing conflict between the Land of Water and neighbouring countries. As the Land of Water wishes to expand military power into the bordering seas, Mei feared that this could escalate into war again. Despite this, Mei assured them that Kirigakure was strongly against all this and that she with the Sixth Mizukage would work to prevent it all.
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=== Graduation Exams Arc ===
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[[File:Anko Vs Students.png|thumb|Anko participating in the Genin Exams.]]
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During the practical and final test of the graduation exam, the class was brought to the training field. There, the entire class was set up to face Anko, Shino, and Konohamaru for 24 hours. While the teachers would still evaluate the students' respective improvements, the students' true test was against Kakashi Hatake. The Sixth Hokage quickly explained that he would only pass the first student who is able to take the single bell attached to his hip. As the test began, Anko quickly caught many students in a genjutsu. She was then attacked by the [[Ino–Shika–Chō]] trio. While questioning their willingness to work together as there could only be one winner in the test, they insisted that it was more practical to work team up for now. Anko smirked at their choice. As she began overwhelming the trio with her [[Hidden Shadow Snake Hands|snake techniques]], they were soon aided by more of their friends to face Anko. Ultimately, Anko defeated and subdued the group of students.
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Later that night, following a plan from Boruto, the remaining students able to split up the proctors. Anko was then attacked by Lee and [[Wasabi Izuno]]. While taking their attacks well, Anko then turned her attention to [[Namida Suzumeno]], whose frightened nature was used to the advantage of Anko's intimidating battle nature, unleashing a scream powerful enough to emit a [[Calling on Tears Technique|sonic blast]] that incapacitated Anko. By the end of the test, despite no one getting the bell from Kakashi, the Sixth Hokage chose to pass everyone as they succeeded in the true goal of the test; team-work and loyalty.
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== In Other Media ==
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=== Video Games ===
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In'' [[Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm]]'', ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations]]'', and ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution]]'', Anko is a support-only character. In the ''Ultimate Ninja'' games, Anko has the ability to go into Curse Seal Mode instead of Ultimate Mode when facing Orochimaru. She also makes an appearance as non-playable cameo in the story ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4]]'', when her Cursed Seal is used by Sasuke to [[Evil Releasing Method|revive Orochimaru]].
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== Trivia ==
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* {{translation|"Anko"|餡子}} is derived from the [[wikipedia:Red bean paste|sweet red bean paste]] used in popular Japanese sweets such as [[wikipedia:dango|dango]], while her family name comes from mitarashi syrup that usually goes with dango.
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* In an interview included with ''[[Naruto Anime Profiles, Vol. 1]]'', [[Kishimoto]] states that Anko is his favourite female character, due to her "relationship with Orochimaru".
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* Anko's highest ranking in the [[Naruto Character Popularity Polls]] was eleventh place in the first poll.
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* Studio Pierrot's Settei sheets of Anko show that she was 141 cm at her Chūnin Exams when she was first part of Orochimaru's genin team, 143 cm a year or so later.
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* According to the databook(s):
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** She likes conducting [[Wikipedia:Japanese tea ceremony|tea ceremonies]] as a hobby.
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** Anko wishes to fight Orochimaru.
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** Anko's favourite foods are sweet bean soup and [[Wikipedia:Dango|dango]]. Her least favourite type of food is spicy-tasting food.
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** Her favourite phrase is {{translation|"Calling on"|参上|Sanjō}}.
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** Anko has completed 647 official missions in total: 72 D-rank, 86 C-rank, 398 B-rank, 89 A-rank, 2 S-rank.
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* In the [[Jiraiya Shinobi Handbook: The Tale of Naruto the Hero|anime]], a dream version of Anko was part of [[Root]] and was one of its best members, alongside [[Yūgao Uzuki]], [[Hayate Gekkō]], and [[Sai]]. She wore a mixture of her own clothing and the standard-issue [[Anbu]] uniform, including a black hooded cloak and an asymmetrical black and white mask.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 444</ref>
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== Quotes ==
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* (To [[Naruto]]) "''Tough guys like you usually leave their blood all over this [[Forty-Fourth Training Ground|forest]].''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 45, pages 2-3</ref>
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* (To [[Orochimaru]], before engaging him) "''This is no time to reminisce, you’re an S-class criminal, top of the most wanted list. You've got to be taken down, and it's only fitting that I'm the one to do it. 'Cause after all, you're the one that taught me everything, right, Sensei?''"<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 50, page 7</ref>
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Anko Part I

Anko part III

みたらしアンコ Mitarashi Anko
Debut
Manga Volume #5, Naruto Chapter #44
Anime Naruto Episode #21
Movie Naruto Shippūden the Movie
Game Naruto: Ninja Council
OVA Finally a clash! Jōnin vs. Genin!! Indiscriminate Grand Melee Tournament Meeting!!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
Voice Actors
Japanese
English
Personal
Birthdate Astrological Sign Scorpio October 24 Icon_-_Search.png
Sex Gender Female Female
Age
  • Part I: 24
  • Part II: 28
Height
  • Part I: 167 cm
    1.67 m
    5.479 ft
    65.748 in
Weight
  • Part I: 45.8 kg
    100.972 lb
Blood type A
Occupation
  • Academy Teacher
Affiliation
Team
Rank
Ninja Rank
Ninja Registration 011226
Academy Grad. Age 10
Chūnin Prom. Age 12
Nature Type
Jutsu

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Anko Mitarashi (みたらしアンコ, Mitarashi Anko) is a tokubetsu jōnin who teaches at Konohagakure's Academy.

Background Edit

Orochimaru and Anko

Anko with Orochimaru.

When she was a genin, Anko was on a team led by Orochimaru. Their team took part in the Chūnin Exams; during the second round, they confronted a team consisting of Hayate Gekkō, Ibiki Morino, and Tokara.[3] Orochimaru took a strong interest in Anko, teaching her several of his signature jutsu and, in the anime, what he'd learned about immortality.[4] Orochimaru eventually used Anko as a test subject for his Cursed Seal of Heaven. Of the ten subjects, Anko was the only survivor.[5]

In the anime, Anko refused to continue following Orochimaru after she received her cursed seal. Unwilling to kill her because she was so valuable as a research subject, Orochimaru altered Anko's memory so she would believe she'd been abandoned for lacking the ideal drive to fuel the cursed seal.[6] She ever after held a grudge against Orochimaru for what he did and believed it was her responsibility, as his former student, to stop his criminal actions.

Personality Edit

Anko is noted to be similar to Naruto Uzumaki, both being loud, stubborn, and prone to acting without thinking.[7] Naruto himself is somewhat unsettled by her because, when he mocked her during their first meeting, her immediate response was to throw a kunai at him and lick the blood from his resulting wound.[8] Despite her personality quirks, Anko has a strong commitment to her village and mission, often choosing to face threats alone in order to buy time for her allies to escape or for backup to arrive. This is particularly true in matters relating to Orochimaru: although she admired him when she was a child and aspired to be like him when she was older, she now believes it is her obligation to use the same jutsu he taught her to bring him to justice. The Third Hokage insists that Anko shouldn't blame herself for anything that Orochimaru does.

Appearance Edit

Anko is a fairly tall woman who was of slender frame. She has light brown, pupil-less eyes. Her hair - black with a blue tint in the manga[9] and violet in the anime - is styled in a short, spiky, fanned-ponytail. She usually wears a fitted mesh body suit that covers her from her neck down to her thighs. Over this, she typically wears a tan overcoat with a purple in-seam and a pocket on each side, a dark orange mini-skirt, a dark blue belt, and pale grey shin guards. In addition to the typical forehead protector, she also wears a small pendant that looks like a snake fang and a wristwatch.

As a child, Anko wore a sleeveless fishnet mesh shirt, fishnet armbands that reach to her elbows, dark shorts, and knee-length boots.[3] Though during her time as a preteen when following Orochimaru in the anime, she instead wears a brown-red t-shirt with bracelets, white-shorts and fishnet leggings. Years after the Fourth Shinobi World War, she puts on weight and starts wearing red lipstick. Her mesh bodysuit is replaced with an orange blouse with a white coat cape over it.

Abilities Edit

Being a tokubetsu jōnin, Anko is indeed a highly skilled kunoichi. Even as a child, her talent gained the attention of Orochimaru who would take her up as his disciple. Her prowess ultimately earned her recognition as a legendary kunoichi a decade after the Fourth Shinobi World War.[10]

Ninjutsu Edit

Hidden Shadow Snake Hands

Anko utilising snakes.

While under Orochimaru's wing, she was taught many of his techniques, such as the Hidden Shadow Snake Hands and its stronger variant. Her skill with these techniques, in particular, allowed her to easily outmaneuver the collaborative efforts of the Ino-Shika-Chō trio during their Genin Exams.[11] She could also perform Orochimaru's murder-suicide technique as well.[12] She was also the first surviving recipient of his Cursed Seal of Heaven, which appears as three tomoe at the back of her neck. Though it flares up from time to time in its attempt to encourage her to use it, she refrains from doing so. It is eventually removed from her body following the Fourth Shinobi World War.[13]

Other Skills Edit

Anko has incredible aim, able to make a perfect Konoha symbol out of dango sticks without even looking.[14] She has excellent tracking skills, evidenced by her being placed in charge of a team tasked with finding Kabuto Yakushi. In the anime, she has been stated to have built up an immunity to poisons with Orochimaru's help,[15] and it was also revealed that she's able to manipulate Fire and Yin Release; performing the Fire Release: Dragon Fire Technique and Sly Mind Affect Technique respectively.[16][11]

Stats Edit

Databook Ninjutsu Taijutsu Genjutsu Intelligence Strength Speed Stamina Hand seals Total
First 3.5 2.5 4 2 3 3 4 3 25

Part I Edit

Chūnin Exams Edit

Main article: Chūnin Exams

Anko intimidates Naruto

Anko meets "Shiore".

Anko proctors the second stage of the Chūnin Exams held in Konoha. She breaks into the room where the first stage was held and showily introduces herself to the assembled genin. When she realises that she entered too soon, she tries deflecting blame by instead reprimanding the first stage's proctor, Ibiki Morino, for how many genin were allowed to pass to the second stage. She leads the genin to the Forest of Death where she explains the rules for the second stage and the dangers they'll face in the forest. She attacks Naruto Uzumaki with a kunai when he suggests she's exaggerating, only for the kunai to be returned to her by Shiore, a Kusa-nin.

Anko encounters Orochimaru

Anko finds Orochimaru.

Shortly after the second stage gets underway, Anko is alerted to the discovery of three dead Kusa-nin, among them Shiore. From examining the bodies it becomes clear to her that they've been dead for some time and, because they're all missing their faces, she concludes that Orochimaru has infiltrated the Chūnin Exams. She orders that the Third Hokage be informed of what's happened, that two teams of Anbu be deployed, and then goes into the forest to find Orochimaru on her own. She locates him shortly after nightfall and tries to use the Twin Snakes Mutual Death Technique on him, only to discover at the last moment that she's been attacking a shadow clone. He reactivates her dormant Cursed Seal of Heaven, immobilising her with the pain, and warns her not to cancel the Chūnin Exams before departing.

Despite the pain, Anko is eventually able to reach the centre of the Forest of Death. The Third Hokage treats her cursed seal and, after hearing what's happened, speculates that Orochimaru is after Sasuke Uchiha, who Orochimaru has branded with another Cursed Seal of Heaven. Anko tries to argue that Sasuke be removed from the exams and placed under guard, but the Third insists the exams continue per Orochimaru's instructions. During the preliminary matches, Anko stays by the Third's side, informing him of the participants' particulars; she is amazed by Sasuke's control of his cursed seal during his match.

A month after the preliminaries, as the final round matches near and it becomes increasingly clear that Orochimaru means ill to Konoha, Anko tries to apologise to the Third for her failure to kill him. She also rues over the death of the Fourth Hokage, believing he could have stopped Orochimaru, but the Third tells her to neither blame herself nor to dwell on the dead. In the anime, around the same time, Naruto approaches her while she's at her favourite Dango Shop to ask her about the "Fourth Hokage's legacy". When he eats one of her dango without permission, she attacks him and chases him away.[17]

Konoha Crush Edit

Main article: Konoha Crush In the anime, Anko assists in the evacuation of Konoha's civilians to the Hokage Rock during the invasion of Konoha. She later attends the Third Hokage's funeral.

Sasuke Recovery Mission Edit

Main article: Sasuke Recovery Mission In the anime, Anko attends the Fifth Hokage's inauguration.[18] Shortly after that, she and the other Chūnin Exam proctors are present for Shikamaru Nara's promotion to chūnin.[19]

Kurosuki Family Removal Mission Edit

Main article: Kurosuki Family Removal Mission In the anime, Anko meets with the Fifth Hokage after completing an escort mission in the Land of Swamps. She absent-mindedly eats the Hokage's last dango, frightening Shizune.[20]

Kaima Capture Mission Edit

Main article: Kaima Capture Mission

Kaima Capture Team

Anko and her team deploy.

In the anime, Konoha is hired to protect a shipping convoy in the Land of the Sea. Because this is the same country where Anko received her cursed seal from Orochimaru, the Hokage puts Anko in charge of the mission, hoping it will help her regain her memories of what happened there. After the Kaima Capture Team completes their mission, Anko locates the lab where Orochimaru carried out his experiments and remembers that he didn't abandon her but that rather she left him. She is happy by the truth.

Part II Edit

Akatsuki Suppression MissionEdit

Main article: Akatsuki Suppression Mission In the anime, Anko attends Asuma Sarutobi's funeral.[21]

Itachi Pursuit Mission Edit

Main article: Itachi Pursuit Mission In the anime, Anko is on a mission with Mozuku and Iwashi when she senses something behind her. She attacks it with a kunai and finds it's a white snake, giving her an ominous feeling about Orochimaru.

Pain's Assault Edit

Main article: Pain's Assault Anko leads the Infiltration and Reconnaissance Party, charged with finding Kabuto Yakushi, a former subordinate of Orochimaru. Shortly after Sai is able to locate Kabuto, Yamato is forced to return to Konoha.

Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown Edit

Main article: Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown

Anko&#039;s unit

Anko and her team investigate the corpses.

Although Yamato is gone and Sai also returns to Konoha, a restaffed Reconnaissance Party continues to track Kabuto. They eventually come across three dead Takigakure ninja. From the bite marks on their necks, it becomes clear to Anko that Kabuto has gained control of Orochimaru's powers, but she wonders why he's leaving behind bodies for them to find. Wary of a trap, they follow the trail of bodies to the Mountains' Graveyard. Tokuma Hyūga‎ scouts the area with his Byakugan and reports that Kabuto is in the company of Tobi. Believing they have found the Akatsuki base, Anko immediately sends word of their discovery to Konoha, only briefly wondering why Kabuto would lead them there.

Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation Edit

Main article: Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation

Anko and Kabuto clash

Anko clashes with Kabuto.

Anko and her team continue to monitor the Mountains' Graveyard. When Muta Aburame detects the mobilisation of the White Zetsu Army, Anko instructs her team to inform the Allied Shinobi Forces while she goes after Kabuto. She tries to sneak up on Kabuto and attack him, but is quickly defeated. Tobi orders that Kabuto kill her, but he instead keeps her comatose, siphoning the chakra from her cursed seal to strengthen his Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation.

Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax Edit

Main article: Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax

Kaija Hōin

Orochimaru revived from Anko's cursed seal.

After Kabuto is defeated by Itachi Uchiha and Sasuke Uchiha, Anko's unconscious body is found by Jūgo. Wishing to speak with Orochimaru, Sasuke uses the Evil Releasing Method to revive Orochimaru from her cursed seal, causing her cursed seal to disappear in the process. Anko remains unconscious throughout the ordeal and they leave her behind.

Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes Edit

Main article: Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes In the anime, in the aftermath of the Fourth Shinobi World War, Anko attends the mass funeral held in Konoha.

New Era Edit

Academy Entrance Arc Edit

Main article: Academy Entrance Arc Ten years after the Fourth Shinobi World War ends, Anko becomes an instructor at Konoha's Academy. During the entrance ceremony, Anko and the other instructors were left mortified when Boruto Uzumaki crashes a train into the Hokage Rock. Two weeks later, when the students skipped Shino Aburame's class to watch a fight between Iwabee Yuino and Boruto, Anko gave the class a severe scolding afterwards. Later, Anko checked on Shino when he began pouting about how little respect his students seemed to have for him.

Later, when classes ended early because of the Five Kage Summit, she invites Chōchō Akimichi to the dango shop to eat some anmitsu.

School Trip Arc Edit

Main article: School Trip Arc In the anime, to improve relationships with other villages and symbolically show the warring era was over, the Seventh Hokage set up an official class trip for the Academy to go to Kirigakure. Anko joined Shino to watch over the class. Upon arriving, they were met with Kagura Karatachi, who was appointed by the Mizukage to act as the class' tour guide. The class was later taken to meet Chōjūrō, the Sixth Mizukage.

Political Talk

Anko and Shino discussing Kiri's affairs with Mei.

Later, Anko and Shino met with Mei to discuss the growing conflict between the Land of Water and neighbouring countries. As the Land of Water wishes to expand military power into the bordering seas, Mei feared that this could escalate into war again. Despite this, Mei assured them that Kirigakure was strongly against all this and that she with the Sixth Mizukage would work to prevent it all.

Graduation Exams Arc Edit

Main article: Graduation Exams Arc

Anko Vs Students

Anko participating in the Genin Exams.

During the practical and final test of the graduation exam, the class was brought to the training field. There, the entire class was set up to face Anko, Shino, and Konohamaru for 24 hours. While the teachers would still evaluate the students' respective improvements, the students' true test was against Kakashi Hatake. The Sixth Hokage quickly explained that he would only pass the first student who is able to take the single bell attached to his hip. As the test began, Anko quickly caught many students in a genjutsu. She was then attacked by the Ino–Shika–Chō trio. While questioning their willingness to work together as there could only be one winner in the test, they insisted that it was more practical to work team up for now. Anko smirked at their choice. As she began overwhelming the trio with her snake techniques, they were soon aided by more of their friends to face Anko. Ultimately, Anko defeated and subdued the group of students.

Later that night, following a plan from Boruto, the remaining students able to split up the proctors. Anko was then attacked by Lee and Wasabi Izuno. While taking their attacks well, Anko then turned her attention to Namida Suzumeno, whose frightened nature was used to the advantage of Anko's intimidating battle nature, unleashing a scream powerful enough to emit a sonic blast that incapacitated Anko. By the end of the test, despite no one getting the bell from Kakashi, the Sixth Hokage chose to pass everyone as they succeeded in the true goal of the test; team-work and loyalty.

In Other Media Edit

Video Games Edit

Anko Mitarashi is a playable character in the following video games:

Game nameJapanese releaseEnglish release
Naruto Shippūden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 317 November 2009
Naruto Shippūden: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! Special2 December 2010
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 45 April 200724 March 2009
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 520 December 200727 November 2009
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Blazing14 July 201624 August 2016
Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 221 October 2008
Naruto: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! 320 November 2004
Naruto: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! 421 November 2005
Naruto: Shinobi Collection2014
Naruto: Shinobi Collection Shippū Ranbu27 July 2015
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 322 December 200525 March 2008
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Online14 April 201320 July 2015

In Naruto: Ultimate Ninja StormNaruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations, and Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution, Anko is a support-only character. In the Ultimate Ninja games, Anko has the ability to go into Curse Seal Mode instead of Ultimate Mode when facing Orochimaru. She also makes an appearance as non-playable cameo in the story Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, when her Cursed Seal is used by Sasuke to revive Orochimaru.

Trivia Edit

  • "Anko" (餡子) is derived from the sweet red bean paste used in popular Japanese sweets such as dango, while her family name comes from mitarashi syrup that usually goes with dango.
  • In an interview included with Naruto Anime Profiles, Vol. 1, Kishimoto states that Anko is his favourite female character, due to her "relationship with Orochimaru".
  • Anko's highest ranking in the Naruto Character Popularity Polls was eleventh place in the first poll.
  • Studio Pierrot's Settei sheets of Anko show that she was 141 cm at her Chūnin Exams when she was first part of Orochimaru's genin team, 143 cm a year or so later.
  • According to the databook(s):
    • She likes conducting tea ceremonies as a hobby.
    • Anko wishes to fight Orochimaru.
    • Anko's favourite foods are sweet bean soup and dango. Her least favourite type of food is spicy-tasting food.
    • Her favourite phrase is "Calling on" (参上, Sanjō).
    • Anko has completed 647 official missions in total: 72 D-rank, 86 C-rank, 398 B-rank, 89 A-rank, 2 S-rank.
  • In the anime, a dream version of Anko was part of Root and was one of its best members, alongside Yūgao Uzuki, Hayate Gekkō, and Sai. She wore a mixture of her own clothing and the standard-issue Anbu uniform, including a black hooded cloak and an asymmetrical black and white mask.[22]

Quotes Edit

  • (To Naruto) "Tough guys like you usually leave their blood all over this forest."[23]
  • (To Orochimaru, before engaging him) "This is no time to reminisce, you’re an S-class criminal, top of the most wanted list. You've got to be taken down, and it's only fitting that I'm the one to do it. 'Cause after all, you're the one that taught me everything, right, Sensei?"[24]

References Edit

  1. First Databook, pages 122-123
  2. Fourth Databook, page 188
  3. 3.0 3.1 Naruto chapter 599, pages 2-4
  4. Naruto: Shippūden episode 114
  5. Naruto chapter 50, page 15
  6. Naruto episode 173
  7. Naruto chapter 44, page 15
  8. Naruto chapter 45, pages 3-4
  9. Naruto chapter 604, pages 3-4
  10. Boruto: Naruto the Movie novel
  11. 11.0 11.1 Boruto episode 36
  12. Naruto chapter 50, page 10
  13. Naruto chapter 593, page 9
  14. Naruto chapter 49, page 3
  15. Naruto: Shippūden episode 261
  16. Naruto episode 169
  17. Naruto: Shippūden episode 170
  18. Naruto episode 100
  19. Naruto episode 107
  20. Naruto episode 152
  21. Naruto: Shippūden episode 82
  22. Naruto: Shippūden episode 444
  23. Naruto chapter 45, pages 2-3
  24. Naruto chapter 50, page 7
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