See also: Ninja Ranks

Chūnin Examiners

Chūnin overseeing the Chūnin Exams.

Chūnin (中忍, literally meaning: Middle Ninja, meaning (Viz): Journeyman Ninja) are ninja who have reached a level of maturity and ability that primarily consists of leadership skills and tactical prowess. Chūnin are typically sent on C-rank or B-rank missions. Some chūnin, such as Iruka Umino and Shino Aburame, move on to become Academy teachers.

To become a chūnin, genin participate in a large examination, known as the Chūnin Exams. Those who pass the test and become chūnin are eligible to wear an identifying flak jacket that holds ninjutsu scrolls. This vest is not mandatory.

As a result of the peaceful era that the Five Great Shinobi Countries established after the Fourth Shinobi World War, the number of chūnin has decreased.[1]

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  • The Konoha chūnin motto is "Gain knowledge from the heavens and ready thyself for opportunity." (若沒有"天",則密謀策略,等待時機).[2]


  1. Boruto episode 56
  2. First Fanbook — Hiden: Hyō no Sho, page 150