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通草野餌人 Akebino Jinin

  • Iron Hammer of Kirigakure (霧隠れの鉄槌, Kirigakure no Tettsui)
Manga Volume #55, Naruto Chapter #522
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #265
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Voice Actors
Birthdate Astrological Sign Libra.svg September 25
Sex Gender Male.svg Male
  • Part II: 41
Status Deceased
  • Part II: 179 cm1.79 m <br />5.873 ft <br />70.472 in <br />
  • Part II: 92.5 kg203.928 lb <br />
Blood type O
Ninja Rank


Jinin Akebino (通草野餌人, Akebino Jinin) was a jōnin from Kirigakure, and a member of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist.


Jinin and his team-mates confront Team Chōza.

At some point, Jinin joined the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist, where he came in possession of the Kabutowari. Some time after the Third Shinobi World War, he alongside the other swordsmen encountered a Konoha team. After managing to corner the shinobi, the three were saved by Might Duy, who sacrificed himself in order for them to escape.[2] In the anime, Jinin was killed by Duy's effort.[3]


In life, he was described as being heroic.[1] From expanding on what was seen in the anime, Jinin is very confident of his sword, the Kabutowari, the sword with the strongest offence, thinking it is meaningless for anyone to try and block. He also appears to enjoy killing his enemies like his other swordsmen team-mates.[4]


Jinin's full appearance.

Jinin has a brown beard and hair which he ties into a topknot. The remainder of his face appears to be rather angular and features a very protuberant nose. He wears a dark-coloured poncho cloth over a standard Swordsman attire, consisting of a sleeveless dark shirt and matching pants along with a waist-guard, pin-striped arm and leg-warmers typical of his village and Kirigakure's forehead protector. He also has bandages around his neck like all the members of the previous generation of swordsmen.


As one of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist, Jinin was one of the most powerful shinobi produced within Kirigakure. Jinin's generation of swordsmen were noted to be the strongest in the village's history. He was capable of using Silent Killing, as seen when fighting the Third Division of the Allied Shinobi Forces while under the effect of his former colleague Zabuza Momochi's Hiding in Mist Technique.


Jinin utilising Kabutowari.

He was evidently very skilled at utilising Kabutowari, a blunt sword that consists of a single sided axe and a hammer joined by a leather strap, which is said to be capable of breaking through any defence. This is achieved by first striking with the axe, before hammering it through the remainder of the obstruction with the hammer, resulting in the axe functioning much like a wedge, proving himself ambidextrous in his use of the weapon.[5] The sword's construction still allows the weapons to retain their individual capabilities and thanks to Jinin's expertise and high speed, both the axe and the hammer can be exploited to their fullest.

In the anime, Jinin could also use the hammer to create a powerful shock-wave by slamming it into the ground. Kakashi Hatake noted that because of Jinin's aggressive style and the pure offensive nature of Kabutowari, Jinin has poor defensive skills, allowing one who is fast enough to counter-attack by exploiting his openings.[4]

Part II

Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation

The previous generation of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist reincarnated.

Amidst the battle with the Third Division, the reincarnated previous generation of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist were summoned by Kabuto Yakushi via Pakura and Gari, with the intention of overwhelming the opposition. Amongst their number was Jinin, who after being futilely bombarded by various techniques, retrieves Kabutowari from within a scroll that was in Mangetsu Hōzuki's possession. Entering the fray whilst concealed by a thick mist, Jinin began a silent massacre, driving his axe into the adversaries' weapons, before hammering through their defences. With Zabuza's defeat, the mist cleared, exposing Jinin to the enemy. By the time Kakashi Hatake and Might Guy departed for Naruto Uzumaki's location the following day, Jinin had been sealed by the Third Division.[6]

Jinin being sealed by Sai.

In the anime, Jinin's sealing was expanded upon. Jinin and the other reincarnated shinobi continue their attack on the dawn of the second day of war. Kakashi Hatake arrived to back up a small group fighting against Jinin and eventually bisected his adversary. Ensui Nara used his Shadow Sewing Technique to bind Jinin until Sai completed his sealing technique however his hold on him was released when debris from Gari's explosion injured him. As Jinin reclaimed the Kabutowari, Sai unleashed his tiger drawing on him in time to seal away the swordsman.[4]

Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax

With the release of the Impure World Reincarnation technique, Jinin's soul was presumably returned to the afterlife along with the others.

In Other Media

Video Games

Jinin Akebino is a playable character in the following video games:

Game nameJapanese releaseEnglish release
Naruto Mobile20162016
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Blazing14 July 201624 August 2016
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Online14 April 201320 July 2016


  • Jinin (餌人) means "bait man", and Akebino (通草野) means "Akebia field"; like all members of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen, his surname is derived from a type of produce.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fourth Databook, page 19
  2. Naruto chapter 668, pages 13-14
  3. Naruto: Shippūden episode 456
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Naruto: Shippūden episode 284
  5. Naruto chapter 523, pages 10-11
  6. Naruto chapter 566, page 5