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ミノジ Minoji
Manga Volume #7, Naruto Chapter #60
Anime Naruto Episode #35
OVA Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village!
Appears in Anime, Manga
Voice Actors
Sex Gender Male Male
  • Part I: 19
Ninja Rank

Minoji (ミノジ, Minoji) is a genin from Konohagakure.


Minoji is a curious person. He also had no hope that he and his team could pass the second phase of the Chūnin Exams.


Minoji has short, unkept dark hair held back by his forehead protector as well as two green lines running from each end of his eyes towards his ears. He wears a grey high-collared jacket suit along with a pair of grey pants.

Part I

Chūnin Exams

He and the rest of his team made it to the second phase of the Chūnin Exams. When they started to lose hope in completing the round, he and Shibire decided to read their scroll, leaving them knocked out and unable to complete the exams.


In Naruto's Footsteps: The Friends' Paths

Minoji calling his comrades

Minoji calling his comrades' names.

In the anime, about two years later, Minoji and his teammates partake in the joint Chūnin Exams held by Sunagakure and Konohagakure. For the first phase of the exams, he and his teammates are split into different rooms, with him being placed in room 2. After settling in, Shikamaru Nara as the first exam proctor explained that every member of the respective teams only needs to answer one single question on the test. However, their combined score with their teammates will determine if they pass or fail the exam, since they need exactly 100 points to pass — every higher or lower score leads to disqualification. Unclear how to solve the problem, Minoji heard the genin from room 1 calling their comrades, leading him to desperately scream their names as well.[2]

Following the conclusion of the three question choice test, a bonus question was given by the proctor, asking to which teammate you would leave as a decoy, and the team's answer had to be unanimous. His team managed to qualify for the second round since they left the answer blank, proving to be the right choice since a full team is needed for the second round. However, a preliminary round had to be issued to lessen the many participants there were. The preliminary round involved a race to Suna where only the first 30 teams to arrive at the destination would qualify for the second phase.[3] Unfortunately, his team didn't make the cut and thus they were disqualified.[4]



  1. First Databook, page 140
  2. Naruto: Shippūden episode 396
  3. Naruto: Shippūden episode 397
  4. Naruto: Shippūden episode 398
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