|犬塚ガク Inuzuka Gaku|
|Manga||Naruto towards the Battlefield…!!, The Secret Story of the Strongest Tag Team!!|
|Anime||The Secret Origin of the Ultimate Tag Team!!|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga|
Gaku, his ninken, Dōtō Akimichi and a fourth shinobi were part of a team which was led by Minato Namikaze during a conflict with Kumogakure. In his team, Gaku was responsible for short-range combat. In one of the battles, his team clashed with Kumogakure's A–B Combo. During Minato's fight with A and Killer B, Gaku expressed his shock over the latter's jinchūriki transformation. Directly afterward, Gaku and his comrades received a signal to retreat, leading him to inform Minato that they are pulling back for the moment.
As the eldest of his team, he thought of Minato as a younger brother.
Gaku served as the short-range combat shinobi of his platoon. As an Inuzuka, it is very likely that he uses his clan's assorted techniques alongside his large-breed ninken while in battle.
- "Gaku" can be written in several ways with several meanings in some cases:
- "学" means "scholarship", "learning" or "knowledge".
- "額" means "picture" or "amount of money".
- "萼" means "calyx".
- Fourth Databook, page 208