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This is the article on Baku the ANBU member. For Baku the chimera, head to Baku (summon).
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バク Baku
Debut
Manga Volume #43, Naruto Chapter #399
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #140
Appears in Anime, Manga
Personal
Sex Gender Male.svg Male
Age
  • Part II: 31
Status Presumed Deceased
Affiliation
Rank
Ninja Rank

Baku (バク, Baku) was a member of Konohagakure's ANBU.

Background

During the reign of the Second Hokage, he was one of the ANBU ordered to watch the Uchiha clan to keep them from rebelling again. Baku is likely not his real name, but a codename.

Abilities

Peeking from behind his mask, his eyes were said to be able to perceive everything.

Trivia

  • A baku () is also a mythological Japanese creature said to eat dreams and nightmares. As a chimera with an elephant's trunk, a rhinoceros' eyes, an ox's tail, and a tiger's paws, they resembled somewhat the real-life tapir. After the two creatures were connected, the Baku was more and more often depicted as a tapir. Modern images depicting Baku as actual chimera are rare.

References

  1. Third Databook, page 186