This is the article on the Konoha Anbu. For other uses, see Gozu (disambiguation).
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ゴズ Gozu
Novel Itachi Shinden: Book of Dark Night
Appears in Novel
Sex Gender Male Male
Status Deceased
Ninja Rank
  • Mezu (Twin Brother)

Gozu (ゴズ, Gozu) was a member of Konohagakure's Anbu faction Root led by Danzō Shimura.


Gozu and his younger twin brother, Mezu, were surgically altered to look like Kagen Uchiha, allowing them to take turns spying on the Uchiha clan by impersonating Kagen. When not in the village impersonating Kagen, Gozu wore a red marked mask resembling a monkey. Both reported directly to Danzō about their findings for several years, but in the year leading up to the Uchiha Clan Downfall, they also helped Itachi Uchiha as he tried to avert the clan's attempted coup. After the clan was wiped out, Gozu was apparently killed by Itachi so that Itachi could impersonate him and get close to Danzō.


  • Gozu and Mezu shared their Anbu mask design, a monkey. Despite the identical design, the colors were different; Gozu's mask was red, while Mezu's mask was blue.
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