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|This is the article on Baku the ANBU member. For Baku the chimera, head to Baku (summon).|
|Manga||Volume #43, Naruto Chapter #399|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #140|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga|
Peeking from behind his mask, his eyes were said to be able to perceive everything.
- A baku (獏) 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.
- Third Databook, page 186