|飛竹トンボ Tobitake Tonbo|
|Manga||Volume #5, Naruto Chapter #40|
|Anime||Naruto Episode #3|
|Movie||Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison|
|OVA||The Day Naruto Became Hokage (OVA)|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Movie|
Tonbo, at first glance, gives off a very collected and cool personality. He is described as being very confident in his abilities, although not haughty enough to not acknowledge someone else's talent. He is also somewhat rash and quick-tempered by nature as witnessed when he roughed up Komaza to get his point across.
The upper half of his face is completely wrapped in bandages and his forehead protector is drawn all the way over his eyes. He usually has a cigarette in his mouth and wears the standard uniform of the Intelligence Division, which comprises of a grey suit. He also wears bandages around his legs and the standard Konoha shinobi sandals.
Not much has been seen in the way of Tonbo's abilities but he is skilled enough to aid Inoichi in delving into the minds of the enemy in order to retrieve potentially valuable information. He is also very fast and strong, able to rush towards Komaza in the blink of an eye and easily restrains him with one single arm, stating that "elite" chūnin like him would not miss anything the genin would try.
Tonbo made his first appearance during the written section of the Chūnin Exams as one of the various shinobi looking out for cheaters. When he caught Komaza cheating five times, Komaza protested saying there it was impossible they could keep an eye on everyone and accurately keep track of the number of times they were caught. This caused Tonbo to knock him into a wall, telling him that the people there were "elite" chūnin chosen for this task specifically and that they wouldn't miss a single thing they did.
Mizuki Tracking Mission
Peddlers Escort Mission
Konoha Plans Recapture Mission
Tonbo, alongside other shinobi, was told by Tsunade to watch the village in case of an attack.
Tonbo, along with Shimon Hijiri and Mawashi Dokuraku, aided in Inoichi Yamanaka's Psycho Mind Transmission of Yūdachi. He complimented the speed at which Inoichi could read his memories, although Mozuku harshly scolded him for not concentrating on probing Yūdachi. When Pain's Assault on Konoha starts, they help distract the Animal Path to give Inoichi a chance to analyse what he has learned.
In Other Media
Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison
- "Tonbo" (蜻蛉) is Japanese for "dragonfly". Dragonflies are famous for their 360° vision, which is ironic considering that Tonbo's eyes and upper face are covered with bandages. While "Tobitake" means "lying [through] the bamboo". A taketonbo (竹とんぼ) is a small bamboo toy that flies when spun between the palms of your hands. So Tonbo's full name could also mean "flying taketonbo".
- According to the databook(s):
- First Databook, page 77
- Fourth Databook, page 210
- Naruto chapter 42, page 13
- Naruto chapter 42, pages 11-12
- Fourth Databook