|This is the article on the Konoha shinobi. For the shinobi from Otogakure, head to Iwana.|
|赤目イワナ Akame Iwana|
|Manga||Volume #1, Naruto Chapter #1|
|Anime||Naruto Episode #1|
|Novel||Naruto: Innocent Heart, Demonic Blood|
|Game||Naruto: Rise of a Ninja|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Novel, Game|
In the past, Iwana participated in a foreign espionage mission, where he was attacked and lost his left eye. In the anime, he and Bekkō were seen alongside Daikoku Funeno at the Academy, watching Itachi Uchiha get attacked by bullies.
Prologue — Land of Waves
- Akame (赤目) means red, or bloodshot eyes, possibly referring to his eye patch. It is also the Japanese name of the Japanese lates (Lates japonicus), a fish that is so rare and shy, it has received an almost legendary status among fishermen.
- Iwana (岩魚、鮇) is also the name of a fish, or more specifically, of several species of fish from the Salvelinus genus, often called char or charr in English.
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