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ヤオキ Yaoki
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #182
Appears in Anime
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Yaoki (ヤオキ, Yaoki) is a shinobi from Sunagakure.


He is shown to be cowardly and wimpy around Gaara, due to him formerly being a murderous maniac. They later left Gaara behind when Anbu from Sunagakure tried to kill Gaara but later regretted the decision and with encouragement from Naruto, vowed to give Gaara a chance to redeem himself from his past actions. He later befriends Gaara, forming one of Gaara's very first friendships.


Yaoki has cheek length black hair and black eyes. He dons the standard attire of a Suna-nin, complete with a forehead protector and flak jacket.


Like his partner Korobi, Yaoki specialises in the use of puppets. He carries special puppets able to spew out water. He was able to defeat several Anbu level opponents while armed only with a long stick.

Part II

Past Arc: The Locus of Konoha

When Konoha and Suna start to get along again, Yaoki is assigned to a team with Gaara in order to take out a group of bandits located between Suna and Konoha, which Team 7 was also assigned to. He is very afraid of Gaara at the beginning, unable to forget what Gaara used to be like.

When Gaara is caught in a trap by the Suna Assassin Captain, he tells Korobi and Yaoki to get away. Naruto runs into them, learning that Gaara was captured and asks them why they abandoned their friend. Korobi and Yaoki both wonder if Gaara is their friend. Korobi and Yaoki both burst dramatically onto the scene, announcing that Gaara is their friend and they're sorry they left him. They then assist Naruto in rescuing Gaara. After their mission is finished, Gaara asks Korobi and Yaoki to repeat what they said and they happily say they're his friends.


  • Yaoki (屋沖) means "deep sea".
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