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- Age: 8-9 in Part I, 11 in Part II
- Height: 130.6 cm
- Weight 29.5 kg
- Birthday: December 30
- Blood type: B2
- Seiyu: Ikue Otani in Part I, Akiko Koike in Part II
- Voice actor: Colleen O'Shaughnessey
Konohamaru (木ノ葉丸, Konohamaru?), named after the village he lives in: Konoha, is the grandson of the Third Hokage and by extension the nephew of Asuma Sarutobi. Konohamaru usually hangs out with his two friends, Udon and Moegi. Together, they call themselves the "Konohamaru Corps" ("Konohamaru Ninja Squad" in the English dub). He and his teammates constantly try to sneak up on Naruto Uzumaki with poor variations of the Cloak of Invisibility Technique. Konohamaru's biggest influence is Naruto himself, looking up to him as a role model. At various points Naruto and Konohamaru appear to have common bonds between them, such as use of the perverted jutsu, determination, and a fiery attitude. Konohamaru ends many of his sentences with "kore" (コレ, a laughing signal or appreciation), much like Naruto's "Dattebayo!"
At the start of the series, Konohamaru feels unacknowledged due to his status as the Third Hokage's grandson, and is often recognized through that link. Although he had only recently begun to attend the Academy, he constantly attempted surprise attacks on his grandfather so he could defeat him and acquire the acknowledgment of the Hokage name. Though Ebisu, his tutor, tried to discourage this, it is only through Naruto's influence that Konohamaru realized that there would be no shortcuts to becoming Hokage. Instead, it is a dream that would take many years of hard work and discipline to realize.
Konohamaru makes a few staggered appearances as Part I progresses, either trying to spend time with Naruto or simply trying to be helpful. After his grandfather's death, Konohamaru briefly losses interest in Naruto's guidance, feeling the restoration of the village to be more important. When Tsunade attempts to take on the position of Hokage, Konohamaru is unaccepting of her due to his opinion that she can't compare to his grandfather. After Tsunade demonstrates her strength and medical abilities for him, however, Konohamaru accepts her as the Third's successor.
After the timeskip, the Konohamaru Corps have become a Genin team under Ebisu. In the anime, Konohamaru and his team were given the same mission as Naruto's team were when they first became Genin (the runaway cat). Konohamaru states that he will become the seventh Hokage and that Naruto would be the sixth. Konohamaru's scarf is even longer post-timeskip, stretching at least several feet beyond his neck. Konohamaru has also learned the Shadow Clone Technique, further emulating Naruto. He demonstrates it with a smaller version of Naruto's Harem Technique, first transforming into two naked women, for which Sakura beats him, then transforming into Sasuke Uchiha and Sai (also naked), for which Naruto beats him, and each was very distracted by the other.
- Naruto manga
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konohamaru#Konohamaru (Konohamaru on Wikipedia.org