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Iwana Akame
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
Voice Actors
Sex Gender Male Male
  • Part I: 32
  • Academy Teacher (anime only)
Ninja Rank

Iwana Akame (赤目イワナ, Akame Iwana) is a chūnin of Konohagakure.


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.[2]


Iwana loathes Naruto Uzumaki and thinks that he should be captured and punished for stealing the Scroll of Seals.


Iwana's attire is that of the standard Konoha shinobi complete with a flak jacket and a forehead protector which he wears like a bandanna. He also wears an eye-patch over his left eye.

Part I

Prologue — Land of Waves

Iwana was one of the many shinobi who gathered to track down Naruto after he stole the Scroll of Seals from the Hokage's residence.


  • 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.


  1. First Databook, page 138
  2. Naruto Shippūden episode 452
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