Nokizaru Group

(軒猿衆, Nokizaru-shū, Literally meaning: Eave Monkey Group)

  • Wandering Phantoms of the Forest
  • Nokizaru Troupe
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #286
Appears in Anime
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The Nokizaru Group is a mercenary ninja organisation comprised of shinobi who are hired to hunt and assassinate other shinobi. They hold no allegiance to a country nor village and were proficient in the use of the Exploding Insect technique, and also showed skill in concealment such as through camouflage, hiding in shadows, water and even fire, and spying techniques such as linking themselves to bugs. All members of this group were depicted as wearing sashes that resembled the tails of monkeys. They also had painted faces and wore outfits that had stripes on one side, while the other was a solid colour.


There are five members of the Nokizaru Group.


Himushi is the leader of the group.

Hiding in Shadows member

He has shoulder length black hair and dark-coloured eyes. He wears the same type of clothing as the other members though his is yellow.

Hiding in Fire member

He was the one that stole the scroll from Kumogakure. He wears the same clothing as the other members but his are green and he has short blonde hair.


  • The Nokizaru Group appear to be named after the Nokizaru ninja clan who historically served warlord Uesugi Kenshin.
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