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Teuchi Infobox
テウチ Teuchi
Debut
Manga Databook #1
Anime Naruto Episode #52
Novel The Last: Naruto the Movie
Movie Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Will of Fire
Game Naruto: Konoha Ninpōchō
OVA Hidden Leaf Village Grand Sports Festival!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie
Voice Actors
Japanese
English
Personal
Birthdate Astrological Sign Leo August 10 Search_Icon.svg
Sex Gender Male Male
Age
  • Part I: 43
  • Part II: 47
Height
  • Part I: 170.0 cm1.7 m <br />5.577 ft <br />66.929 in <br />
Weight
  • Part I: 64.0 kg141.096 lb <br />
Blood type O
Occupation
  • Ramen chef
Affiliation
Family

Teuchi (テウチ) is a citizen of Konohagakure and the owner of Ramen Ichiraku.

Background[]

As a teenager 34 years before the Fourth Shinobi World War, Teuchi devoted his life to making ramen.[3] More than a decade later, he had a daughter called Ayame.

Personality[]

Teuchi is a very kind and jovial man. Often seen smiling, he and Ayame have always treated Naruto Uzumaki well, considering him their best customer, sometimes even giving him free ramen on special occasions. He also cares for Naruto as he often asks Naruto what was going on if he hasn't seen him in a while.

Nevertheless, he is a stern businessman and will lash out at his employees when they make mistakes such as sticking their thumb in a bowl of ramen. He has also been described as stubborn, obstinate, and having the temperament of a craftsman.

Part I[]

Chūnin Exams[]

Main article: Chūnin Exams The day before the third stage of the Chūnin Exam, Teuchi and Ayame served Naruto a free and expensive bowl of Ramen as a way of saying thank you for being their favourite customer and a way of saying good luck.

Search for Tsunade[]

Main article: Search for Tsunade He witnesses Jiraiya and Naruto head off to Shukuba Town, and is later asked where they went by Sasuke Uchiha.

Mix it, Stretch it, Boil it Up! Burn Copper Pot, Burn![]

Main article: Mix it, Stretch it, Boil it Up! Burn Copper Pot, Burn! In the anime, Teuchi tries to make a new ramen after he finds out that his daughter Ayame was kidnapped by Hakkaku, who wanted Teuchi's recipe. Naruto, Chōji Akimichi, and Sakura offer to help him. Teuchi tries to teach them how to cook ramen. When they confront Hakkaku and his cooking-nin, the three take advantage of their ninja techniques to make the perfect bowl of ramen. After Hakkaku and the cooking-nin ate the best ramen, Teuchi explains that the recipe was just to remove the bitter taste from the soup. When they rescue Ayame, they became shocked as they noticed she has grown fat due to being unable to resist the cooking-nin's food, much to Teuchi's dismay. After saving his daughter with the help of Naruto, Sakura, and Chōji, he develops a diet for Ayame to bring her to her regular self and the diet ramen appears to be part of the menu for the customers to lose weight from eating it. Also, he had eaten the diet ramen, however he lost too much weight, much to Naruto and the others' shock from seeing him.

Part II[]

Twelve Guardian Ninja[]

Main article: Twelve Guardian Ninja (Arc) In the anime, during the large scale power outage, Teuchi went outside Ichiraku and accidentally hit two villagers in the head. He stated that the Hokage can handle the issue and that the villagers shouldn't worry.

Akatsuki Suppression Mission[]

Main article: Akatsuki Suppression Mission After Naruto managed to cut the waterfall in his wind natured chakra training, he was treated to some ramen at Ichiraku. However Teuchi kept rejecting the ramen made by his apprentices Matsu and Nishi before Naruto could eat it, and was quickly getting angry with them, claiming that they kept making these stupid mistakes.[4]

Itachi Pursuit Mission[]

Main article: Itachi Pursuit Mission In the anime, Teuchi is seen working behind the bar with his daughter, Ayame, while Naruto and Jiraiya discuss about dealing with Itachi and Sasuke.[5]

Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown[]

Main article: Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown

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Sakura informs Teuchi and Naruto about Tsunade's recovery.

Soon after Tsunade regained consciousness, Sakura burst into Ichiraku to inform Naruto and Teuchi about what happened. Upon hearing the good news, Teuchi offered a bowl of ramen to both Naruto and Sakura, on the house, which Naruto accepted, but Sakura declined. Just as Naruto was about to eat he was reverse-summoned to Mount Myōboku, much to Teuchi's confusion. When Naruto reappeared in Ramen Ichiraku, Teuchi asked where his best customer disappeared to. When Naruto was asked by the other ninja customers for his autograph, Teuchi thought proudly at how Naruto was being called the "Miracle boy" and at the irony at how not so long ago he was thought of as the opposite. Teuchi then asked the other customers to allow Naruto to finish his meal before he signed anything.

Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes[]

Main article: Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes In the anime, Teuchi and his daughter were freed from the Infinite Tsukuyomi by Naruto and Sasuke.

Blank Period[]

The Last: Naruto the Movie[]

Main article: The Last: Naruto the Movie

Teuchi in the Last

Teuchi making ramen for Naruto's friends.

During the Rinne Festival, Teuchi made ramen for Naruto's friends and fans, proclaiming it's on Naruto himself. After Toneri Ōtsutsuki's defeat, Teuchi later heard the worldwide announcement about the Moon crisis being averted amongst many other villagers.

Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding[]

Main article: Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding Teuchi reflects on how good business has been at Ichiraku Ramen recently and how the naruto topping has seen a reversal in popularity: it used to be the least popular, easily eclipsed by seaweed; now seaweed, though still popular, is second to naruto. In fact, Teuchi cannot prepare enough naruto to meet the demand. The reason for this is because of Naruto Uzumaki's importance to Konoha, with standard customers craving naruto whenever there is news of Naruto, and with shinobi hoping that eating at Ichiraku Ramen will bring them the same success on their next mission as Naruto has always had on his.

Ayame and Teuchi at Naruto's wedding

Teuchi and Ayame attending Naruto's wedding.

Teuchi has been serving Naruto ramen since he was a young boy, back when most of the village hated and despised Naruto. Teuchi didn't care what the rest of the village thought of Naruto; Naruto loved ramen and Teuchi loved preparing it for him. Since ramen has been the extent of their relationship all these years, Teuchi was surprised to be invited to Naruto's wedding. He decides that giving Naruto free ramen for a year would be the most appropriate wedding gift. Teuchi then realises how much ramen Naruto can eat, and starts decreasing the duration of the offer, but every span of time he considers leaves him with visions of Ichiraku Ramen going bankrupt and his daughter being put out on the street. He also has visions of Naruto's smiling face whenever he finishes a bowl of his ramen. Teuchi settles on giving Naruto free and unlimited ramen for the rest of his life.

Teuchi is later seen at Naruto and Hinata's wedding, using his daughter to attract business for Ichiraku Ramen.

New Era[]

Naruto Retsuden: Naruto Uzumaki and the Spiral Destiny[]

Main article: Naruto Retsuden: Naruto Uzumaki and the Spiral Destiny Teuchi was still working at Ichiraku Ramen many years later when Naruto visited along with Chihare Amano, Iruka Umino, Boruto Uzumaki, Sarada Uchiha, and Mitsuki.

In Other Media[]

Movies[]

Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Will of Fire[]

Main article: Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Will of Fire He is seen when Naruto is at Ramen Ichiraku after he escaped from the hospital.

Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Lost Tower[]

Main article: Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Lost Tower

Younger Teuchi

A younger Teuchi, on the opening day of Ramen Ichiraku.

Teuchi is seen in a flashback, on Ramen Ichiraku grand opening, twenty years in the past. The first day seemed to be a success, as he had a huge line of customers impatiently waiting for his half price ramen.

Video Games[]

Teuchi is a playable character in the following video games:

Game nameJapanese releaseEnglish release
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Online14 April 201320 July 2016

Trivia[]

Springtime of Youth
The Springtime of Youth wiki has an article about this topic:
  • Teuchi's name can mean "making noodles by hand" (手打ち). However, the same word can also mean "killing someone with one's bare hands".
  • Teuchi first made his appearance in the official series in a short omake, published in the first databook. However, he had appeared before in the pilot of Naruto, making him one of the earliest appearing characters from the series, together with Naruto himself and an early version of Hiruzen Sarutobi. His first appearance in the actual manga was in chapter 144.
  • According to the databook(s):
    • Teuchi's favourite word is "artisan", "craft" (, takumi).
  • In the third databook, Masashi Kishimoto joked that when Teuchi got mad at the two new cooks, it wasn't a Lightning Release technique he used.
  • The thirty-fourth ending of Naruto Shippūden depicted a young Naruto watching the shop when Teuchi invited him to come in. Naruto ran away at first due to being used to everyone hating him, but warmed up to their hospitality.

References[]

  1. First Databook, page 139
  2. Third Databook, page 109
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fourth Databook, page 210
  4. Naruto chapter 320
  5. Naruto: Shippūden episode 121
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