|大筒木ハムラ Ōtsutsuki Hamura|
|Manga||Volume #70, Naruto Chapter #670|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #420|
|Movie||The Last: Naruto the Movie|
|Game||Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (Mentioned)|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Game, Movie|
|Species||Celestial Being-Human hybrid|
Hamura Ōtsutsuki (大筒木ハムラ, Ōtsutsuki Hamura) was the son of Princess Kaguya Ōtsutsuki, the fraternal twin brother of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki; both of whom were the first two born with the ability to wield chakra. Hamura was also the ancestor of the Hyūga clan and the founder of the shinobi of the moon.
Hamura was born as the younger of Kaguya Ōtsutsuki's twin sons, the first people to be born with chakra. Well into their adolescence, Hamura and his brother lived in ignorance of their mother's true amoral nature. While their homeland continued to prosper, people would periodically disappear for a sacred Ritual of the God Tree. One day, the brothers were approached by Gamamaru, who revealed to them that beyond the peak of the nearby mountains lied the truth of the ritual. While initially ignoring the toad's words, Hagoromo grew distressed when a local girl he cared for named Haori became part of the ritual. When the brothers confronted their mother about the ending the rituals, Kaguya dismissed their concern, simply saying it was necessary for the others arrival. Finally deciding to investigate, the two brothers were horrified to learn that the missing citizens were being sacrificed to the God Tree. Wanting to learn more, the brothers sought out Gamamaru. He revealed to them their mother's history of coming to the Earth and using the God Tree's fruit to gain great power and enslave much of the land through Infinite Tsukuyomi, including their father. Deciding that they needed more power to confront Kaguya should she turn hostile, Hamura began training under Gamamaru in senjutsu, periodically taking turns while one stayed behind to keep their mother distracted. While Hagoromo quickly improved in this art, Kaguya soon caught on to her sons' scheme.
When Kaguya realised both Hamura and Hagoromo chose to use their inherit chakra to rebel against her, Kaguya — as the Ten-Tails — tried to forcibly reclaim her chakra out of rage and spite. Eventually, Hagoromo and Hamura succeeded in defeating and sealing her within Hagoromo. Some time later, Hagoromo created the tailed beasts and extracted the Ten-Tails' husk from his body and sealed it into the moon, resulting in his death. Before his brother's demise, Hamura and the rest of the clan departed to the moon, in order to guard his mother's sealed remains, though not before receiving instructions from his brother to wait for a full millennium and observe mankind. Hamura eventually died, and the clan dwindled until only Toneri Ōtsutsuki survived by the time a thousand years had passed.
Hamura was a man who believed in peace and freedom opting to seal away his own mother, ending her reign of terror. Also, he was very dutiful, as he remained on the moon to guard Kaguya's sealed body. Hamura had a great deal of loyalty towards Hagoromo, wishing to protect the world his brother created, even for a thousand years after his own death. In his adolescence, Hamura was shown to be somewhat more reckless and impatient, quickly voicing his opinion and using his authority to keep the peace.
Hamura was a tall and pale-skinned man with hairless brow ridges and white hair, which was short in his adolescence but later grew to waist-length. His bangs were short hung to left side of his face with a chin-length lock which hung from the right side of his face. He also inherited from his mother small horn-like protrusions on his forehead and inherited the renowned Byakugan in each of his eyes. He wore a light, full-length kimono with a pattern of six black magatama around a high collar and dark pants. He had his sword in its sheath strapped to his left hip. He also had a dark crescent-moon representing Yin mark in his left palm.
In his old age, his appearance was very frail, his ribcage was slightly visible, his brows became more prominent, and he had deep wrinkles in his face and his once white hair had turned grey. He wore a white kimono with a black wide collar ceremonial kimono, with a light green sash tied over his right shoulder.
One of the most powerful figures in history, Hamura was able to defeat the Ten-Tails in battle together with his brother. During battle, Hamura wielded a sword with presumable proficiency as well as a shakujō. He was also noted to have inherited his mother's powerful chakra. Hamura, like his brother, was capable of using his chakra to manifest his form even centuries after his death. Through this, Hamura was able to meet with Hinata and bestow upon her the power to destroy the energy vessel.
As a wielder of the Byakugan, Hamura had access to the standard abilities of the dōjutsu such as: a near 360° vision (with the exception of a small blind spot at the upper thoracic vertebrae), x-ray vision, and the ability to see the chakra pathway system amongst other abilities.
At some point, Hamura had awoken the Tenseigan in his own eyes, and before his death, he sealed their power into the Energy Vessel. As a result, the branch family of the Ōtsutsuki clan would use it as a weapon to annihilate the main branch and Toneri, who misinterpreted Hamura's celestial decree, would later use it to pull the moon down to Earth.
Like his brother, Hamura learned Senjutsu under Gamamaru to enhance his abilities. Eventually, combined with his dōjutsu and powerful chakra, he was able to alongside his brother produce the Six Paths Senjutsu, gaining additional abilities such as to fly. Using this power, and the Six Paths Yin Power in conjunction with his brother's Six Paths Yang Power, was able to access the Six Paths — Chibaku Tensei, a colossal sealing technique used to seal the Ten-Tails.
Hamura also had the ability to manifest nine Truth-Seeking Balls, which are composed of the five basic elemental nature transformations and Yin–Yang Release. Positioned in a curved formation, he typically wielded a black shakujō. Later, in his older days, his Truth-Seeking Balls were floating in a sigmoidal formation behind his back.
The Last: Naruto the Movie
The spirit of Hamura, alongside his deceased clansmen, appeared before Hinata Hyūga to discuss how she, as the "Byakugan Princess" (白眼の姫, Byakugan no Hime), was the only one capable of destroying the Energy Vessel, which was being used to control the moon by his descendant Toneri after misinterpreting his will. With that, he transferred his own power to Hinata to give her the ability to resist Toneri's chakra orb as well as the power to destroy the Energy Vessel.
Before going to the moon, Hamura's bloodline continued through which eventually would become the Hyūga clan and the Byakugan was also passed down to them. His descendants within the Ōtsutsuki clan also acquired the Byakugan, only they sealed their eyes at a young age in the Energy Vessel. The branch family of his descendants and the sole survivor of the Ōtsutsuki clan, Toneri Ōtsutsuki, misinterpret his celestial decree (天命, tenmei) while trying to punish mankind for abusing chakra and using it to wage wars.
- "Hamura" (羽村) literally means "feather village", and is the name of a city located in the western end of Tokyo Metropolis in Japan.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Fourth Databook, page 71
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 First Movie Guide Book, page 20
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Naruto: Shippūden, episode 461
- ↑ Fourth Databook, pages 216-217
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Naruto chapter 670, page 11
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 The Last: Naruto the Movie
- ↑ Fourth Databook, page 268
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Naruto chapter 690, page 4
- ↑ Naruto chapter 689, page 7
- ↑ Fourth Databook, page 249