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(Currently being proofed & edited. This character closely follows the Naruto/Boruto series. Spoilers ahead.)
Arikurin Shiin (アーリカーリン), renowned as "Nohkan" (能管, Nōkan), is a sensor-type Jōnin, former high-ranking member of the Konohagakure's disbanded Anbu faction Root and a former member of the Peacekeepers. Currently, Arikurin serves as Otogakure’s Ambassador to Konohagakure, and the head of Otogakure's ANBU.
He has the unique ability to whistle hand seals. By using different tones in the same way as shinobi regularly use hand seals to perform their techniques, Arikurin can easily cast a Genjutsu or Ninjutsu. By utilizing his chakra, Arikurin can shape and manipulate sound-waves to create periodic disturbances in the air outward, in an array of spectral colored pressure waves from the tenketsu points of his hands and feet. He can also amplify and influence others' sound-waves. This is known as the Sound Release Kekkei Genkai.
- 1 Background
- 2 Personality
- 3 Appearance
- 4 Abilities
- 4.1 Genjutsu
- 4.2 Body Modifications
- 4.3 Chakra and Physical Prowess
- 4.4 Nature Transformation and Ninjutsu
- 4.5 Bukijutsu
- 4.6 Senjutsu
- 4.7 Summoning Technique
- 4.8 Silent Humming Bird Technique
- 4.9 Fūinjutsu
- 4.10 Intelligence
- 4.11 Stats
- 5 Part I
- 5.1 Nohkan Gaiden (Manga-Style): Hyuga Affair
- 5.2 Nohkan Gaiden (Manga-Style): Prologue
- 5.3 Land of Waves
- 5.4 Infiltrate Takigakure
- 5.5 Chunin Exam
- 5.6 Konoha Crush
- 5.7 Search for Tsunade
- 5.8 Spirit Sisters Mission Arc
- 5.9 Sasuke Recovery Mission
- 5.10 Repel Iwagakure: The Sound of FireWorks
- 5.11 Mizuki Tracking Mission
- 5.12 Jomae Village
- 5.13 Konoha Plans Recapture Mission
- 5.14 Yakumo Kurama Rescue Mission
- 5.15 Menma Memory Search Mission
- 5.16 Nohkan Gaiden (Manga-Style): The Mother of Musical Ninjutsu
- 6 Interlude
- 7 Part II
- 7.1 Kazekage Rescue Mission
- 7.2 Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission
- 7.3 Twelve Guardian Ninja
- 7.4 Akatsuki Suppression Mission
- 7.5 Three-Tails' Appearance
- 7.6 Itachi Pursuit Mission
- 7.7 Pain's Assult
- 7.8 Five Kage Summit
- 7.9 Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown
- 7.10 Power Arc
- 7.11 Paradise Life on a Boat
- 7.12 Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation
- 7.13 Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax
- 7.14 Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki
- 8 Blank Period
- 9 New Era
- 9.1 Academy Entrance Arc
- 9.2 School Trip Arc
- 9.3 Graduation Exams Arc
- 9.4 Genin Mission Arc
- 9.5 Byakuya Gang Arc
- 9.6 Versus Momoshiki Arc
- 9.7 Mitsuki's Disappearance Arc
- 9.8 Jugo Arc
- 9.9 One-Tail Escort Arc
- 9.10 Kara Actuation Arc
- 9.11 Ao Arc
- 9.12 Kawaki Arc
- 9.13 Chūnin Re-Examination Arc
- 9.14 Code Arc
- 10 Trivia
- 11 Credits
Arikurin is born to Aoide Shiin and an unknown Fuma father in the Land of the Rice Fields during the Third Shinobi World War, where Orochimaru later established the Land of Sound. A few years after his birth, Arikurin is found as an infant, without his memory, and little much else is known about his early childhood.
Arikurin is raised by Konoha's Orphanage where he learns the basics of medical ninjutsu and is often visited by Danzō Shimura. This is due to the Shiin's clan hiden technique that allows them to erase another individual's memories. During wartime, the orphanage also helped out the Konoha shinobi acting as a medical center where the shinobi would come for treatment. Once old enough, the children of this orphanage could train as Konoha shinobi. When Arikurin reaches age 5, he is allowed to join the academy.
In the Academy, Arikurin easily earns top grades and shows an advanced-level control of chakra that he uses this to amplify his sense of hearing. It is also revealed that by whistling through a leaf infused with chakra, Arikurin can affect his target's tenketsu boosting their chakra flow, and allowing the target to heal faster. It also temporarily enhances an individual's strength and speed. In less than 2 year at age 6 Arikurin was able to summon shadow clones, and perform the Memory Blocking Technique & Curse Mandala by whistling the tones needed for the correct hand signs. After seeing this during a training lesson at the academy, Arikurin is recruited to join Konoha's ANBU Root division after graduating from the academy. Early on. Arikurin worked with the Konoha Torture and Interrogation Force.
With no close family members, Arikurin joins root under the codename "Nohkan". Due to Arikurin's natural affinity to wind release, his training is directly under Danzō's supervision.
As a member of Root, Arikurin receives the assignment of escorting the Land of Fire's Daimyō on one of his annual visits to Konoha. Halfway between the Land of Fire's capital and Konoha, a masked man is able to perform a genjutsu on those protecting the daimyo. Arikurin is able to free himself, but not a before a genin, is quickly killed. The man vanishes just before Arikurin, Kakashi, and three other Anbu arrive to lend assistance.
A few years after the incident with the masked man, Arikurin was on a team lead by Mukai. Mukai, Arikurin, Itachi, and Puppy-Mask Anbu were to infiltrate Sunagakure and monitor a meeting between the Fourth Kazekage and a representative from Kirigakure, whose villages were secretly developing an alliance. Such an alliance would break the delicate peace that had been formed after the conclusion of the Third Shinobi World War and inevitably initiate another war. Mukai's team was to gather information so that Konoha could take the necessary steps to prevent this from happening. Although they went unnoticed during the reconnaissance itself, Puppy-masked Anbu set off a booby trap as they were leaving, alerting Suna's ninja to their prencence.
Mukai and his team rushed from the village trying to cross the border back into the Land of Fire before the Suna-nin could catch up to them. As they travelled, however, Mukai became convinced that the Suna-nin would catch them anyway, so opted to stop and wait for them; Mukai drank some sake and smoked a cigarette to pass the time. The Suna-nin soon reached them and surrounded them. Arikurin assumed he and the rest of the team would be joining Mukai in fighting the Suna-nin. Mukai activated his Byakugan and proceeded to engage the more than twenty Suna-nin in close combat, defeating them all in quick succession. With their pursuers dealt with, Mukai and his team resumed their course back to Konoha. In the end, because Suna and Kiri's planned alliance had been discovered by Konoha before it could be formalised, the two villages were forced to abandon it.
Not long after, in Itachi Shinden: Book of Dark Night, Arikurin is assigned to oversee the assassinating of Mukai Kohinata, a Konoha-nin who has been selling secrets to Kirigakure, and to destroy or return his left Byakugan to Danzo. Mukai is defeated once caught in Shisui Uchiha's Mangekyō Sharingan. Mukai cuts open his own stomach as a result of a jutsu meant to prevent him from being interrogated if and when his spying activities were ever discovered. He attempted to get a final cigarette for himself, but his motor skills had already deteriorated too much. Itachi placed a cigarette in his mouth for him, which Shisui lit. It was at this moment Arikurin began to play a melody on his Shindo Tanto-catching Itachi and Shisui in a Genjutsu. Trapped in a Genjutsu, Arikurin dives into Mukai's mind for any usable intel and preserves the his byakugan.
After erasing the memories of Itachi and ShiSui, Arikurin transports it back to Danzo. Danzo and Orochimaru transplant Mukai's byukugan into Arikurin. Because the Byakugan can see the chakra pathway system, it allows Arikurin to see sound waves, frequencies, and vibrations as different spectrums of colors. This allows Arikurin to sense targets on a wide radius by transmitting waves through the air. He later improves on this skill and creates the Swiftlet Sensing Technique.
Konohagakure held one of its own Chūnin Exams before the Third Shinobi World War. Genin had to enter as part of a three-man team. The three stages were not held consecutively, allowing participants to recuperate between stages. As a genin, Arikurin was place on a team led by the Sannin, Orochimaru to strengthen the ties between Orochimaru and Danzo, while also completing the 3-man team needed for Team Orochimaru to enter the Chunin Exams. Its members were Anko Mitarashi, an unnamed shinobi who would eventually become the leader of a team of spies for Orochimaru, and Arikurin.
Danzo warns Arikurin not reveal his Byakugan, as the Hyuga clan would come for it. During the first round of the Chūnin Exams, Arikurin uses his chakra swiftlets and listens to the strokes of other ninja's pencils to determine what they were writing for the written test. Held in the Forest of Death, the second stage consisted of tournament battles between three-man teams. The Third Hokage and the team's leader monitored the fights remotely. Loss of a match did not necessarily prevent a genin from continuing to the finals. Team Orochimaru confronted, Team Minato, Team Chōza & a team consisting of Hayate Gekkō, Ibiki Morino, and Tokara during the second round.
The finals consisted of one-on-one tournament battles. During the third stage, Arikurin faced Ebisu in his first match. Ebisu used his Shadow Clone Technique and Fire Release: Fire Dragon Bullet and attacked Arikurin head on. Arikurin blocked the attack with his Mud Wall technique and quickly disappeared. Arikuin used Hiding in the Surface Technique and appeared behind Ebisu, and quickly struck multiple chakra points using his Byakugan under his bandages. Finally, Arikurin struck him in the chest, knocking him out and winning his match. The next match was with Might Guy. Proving to be a tougher opponent, Arikurin activates his Byakugan under his bandages. After their first taijutsu exchange, Arikurin seals his tenketsu causing Guys attacks to have less and less effect on him. Arikurin concedes the match citing internal injury when in actuality his chakra was dangerously low from Byakugan over usage. Kakashi would go on to defeat Guy in a subsequent match, promoting him to chūnin.
On a later mission Itachi Shinden Book: Light and Darkness, Arikurin and other root members are sent to find a Konoha Anbu that had a scroll containing information about a traitor. Arikurin becomes the leader of Team Fue after Shimora Aburame joins Anbu's regular forces. The duo complete a series of missions together before Shikari Nara is added as a 3rd member, and puppy-masked anbu is added after. Shisui and Itachi Uchiha invervene and attack Arikurin and his teammates. Shisui and Itachi fight the three Root members. Itachi turns a trap one of the Root Anbu set against herself. Shisui defeats all of the other Root members using his Body Flicker technique. Arikurin, Shimora, and Shikari are forced to retreat, not having the authorization to kill members of the Uchiha clan.
Some time later as Hiruzen Sarutobi began to resume his post as Hokage after Minato Namikaze's untimely passing, Danzō sent Root members, including Arikurin, to assassinate the Third. However, Kakashi, a recent recruit to Root, warned the Hokage and went in his place. Kakashi quickly defeated the disguised root members, but chose to spare Kinoe in the belief that he would become a valuable ally in the future. Later, Danzō, fearing that his transplanted Sharingan would eventually go blind from its over-usage, assigned Kinoe and Arikurin to steal the Sharingan from Kakashi as a substitute. Kinoe found Kakashi while on a mission to investigate one of Orochimaru's abandoned labs. Their mission to retrieve Kakashi's Sharingan became a failure due to Kinoe using a decoy wooden eyeball of the Sharingan.
Some time after this, Arikurin becomes the leader of Team Fue. They are tasked with infiltrating the land of grass to track the remaining members of the Prajna Group and eliminate them. The team infiltrated Kusagakure by posing as hired workers to rebuild Kannabi Bridge. Shortly afterwards, Team Fue was sent to the Uchiha clan's compound with orders to pacify a brewing rebellion, only to find the entire clan dead. When news emerged that Itachi was responsible and that he had killed his best friend, Shisui Uchiha, in pursuit of power, Itachi was added to Arikurin's bingo book.
During the Blank Period, Arikurin joined a group called the Peacekeepers, which consisted of S-rank shinobi. Their goal was to prevent wars in the shinobi world. To do this, they were forced to attack their own villages to keep peace. Kumo and Arikurin were responsible for minor villages. Arikurin was from the Hidden Sound, and was able to infiltrate there, and Kumo had been a missing-nin for years, and he had traveled through most minor villages. Due to Arikurin's ability with sound, they could communicate from long distances, making it easier to be in multiple minor villages at once.
Arikurin and Kumo were later dispatched to Hoshigakure. Akahoshi had escaped from prision and was attempting a second coup d'etat. and to restart star training, known as Mysterious Peacock Method. The 2 went undercover, posing as Hosigakure shinobi in order to gain intel. When they are found, Akahoshi launches an attack and a battle ensues. The two eventually stop Akahoshi and the Hoshikage agreed to end the star training if the Peacekeepers help to guard it. Agreeing, Kumo and Arikurin return the meteorite to its secure hiding place. It is sealed by Arikurin's sound tags in a cave, rested on an eagle claw pedestal.
Otogakure ANBU Career
Otokagure's Anbu are covert operatives of capable ninja that are dispatched by Orochimaru, who ultimately reestablished Otogakure as a legitimate shinobi village after the Fourth Shinobi World War. The groups' earliest missions were espionage and intelligence-gathering assigned by Orochimaru in hopes to gain leverage on the Five Great Shinobi Countries. Many of the successes helped Otogakure accumulate a great deal of wealth and political influence to eventually re-establish it as a legitimate shinobi village in the eyes of the Shinobi Union.
Like all other members of the Anbu faction, Root, Arikurin rarely speaks unless spoken to due to the gruesome training regime Danzō had them undergo at a young age. Despite the teachings of Root, he is typically a laid-back individual with a blunt personality, and does not get himself involved in things unless absolutely necessary or asked specifically. Composed and observant; he thinks very quickly and remains calm in a fight, enabling him to respond with maximum efficiency and with the smallest likelihood of misjudging circumstances.
Arikurin is a tall, dark-skinned man with a muscular and well-defined build. He has black buzzcut hair brushed and flattened out, creating a ripple-like pattern on the top of his head. He wears black rimmed round glasses and an anbu mask that prevents his face from being visible. His porcelain mask contains the the symbol Oto(音) for sound. Being of Shiin decent, Arikurin has a special tattoo on the right upper arm of a purple band circling three times. This tattoo was originally only visible when he was perspiring but Arikurin had it permanently colored over. This tattoo glows brightly when Arikurin is in full Sage Mode.
Arikurin's Part I-II clothing consists of a purple forehead protector and the standard ANBU attire, consisting of dark or black clothing, a standard ANBU grey flak jacket and a Melody Arm on his right hand.
Arikurin's Blank Period clothing consists of a black forehead protector and the standard Otogakure Anbu attire, consisting of black clothing, a black flak jacket with purple accents, purple arm guards of various sizing, black gloves, ninja sandals with spikes for traveling into mountainous regions, three ninja pouches on their back-waist and a purple headband with the symbol for Otogakure.
Arikurin's New Era clothing consists of a purple forehead protector, and standard New Era flak jacket in grey when not in ANBU attire.
Since his time at the academy, Arikurin has mastered the use of his whistling. By using different tones in the same way as shinobi regularly use hand seals to perform his techniques, Arikurin can easily cast a genjutsu or perform a ninjutsu. The strength and range can be widened through the use of a musical instrument. His greatest strength is his hearing. So precise, he can detect a person's heartbeat and breathing-patterns to determine their emotional state. He can also anticipate the nature of how an opponent will attack by listening to their shifting posture.
Because the user can trap victims from long distances, audible genjutsu is deemed very dangerous. When the opponent hears the sounds waves released from Arikurin's Vacuum shell, they can be caught in multiple genjutsu without evening knowing. Through the ear, the user can control chakra flow of a target's cerebral nervous system, thereby affecting their five senses; this is frequently used to create false images and/or trick the body into believing its has experienced physical pain. According to Hagoromo, the Byakugan can also be used to extend the range of genjutsu. In battle, Arikurin can make himself appear to be somewhere else and attack the victim from behind or change the environment to make the victim see a flat plain where there is actually a steep cliff.
Alternatively, he can create relatively small differences in the environment, though this is more effective for intel gathering. For example, Arikurin is known to cast a genjutsu upon meeting someone, and watches them at a distance with his Byakugan while keeping himself safe. By adulthood, due to his skill and intelligence, genjutsu had little to no effect on him and he is able to break out of even some of the strongest ones with ease.
During his early time with Root, Danzo had Orochimaru transplant Mukai Kohinata's left Byakugan. With the Byakugan, he can distinguish chakra colours of certain individuals and determine if an individual was under the influence of genjutsu. It also allows him to see sound waves, sound frequencies, and sound vibrations as different spectrums of colors. It also allows him to see chakra pathway systems and the 361 tenketsu that run along it. Through training, Arikurin was able to increase his Byakugan's range over time: whereas he could only see things 50 metres away in Part I, by Part II he could see things from at least 800 metres.
Arikurin's body has been slightly augmented with Shinobi-Ware as a result of injuries received during his fight with Jigen and Boro during the New Era. These modifications includes Reflux-Type Pressure-Enhanced Muscles in his left leg below the knee. The modification is a type of Shinobi Gauntlet, which in addition to being able to discharge burst of sound waves, it could launch a pair of scroll cartridges that have had jutsu sealed into the Gauntlet's chamber. It is also outfitted with a chakra shield. It draws chakra from his body to power and control the Shinobi-Ware and Scientific Ninja Tools.
Chakra and Physical Prowess
Arikurin has genius-level proficiency in chakra control. Such exact use of his chakra allows him to perform a jutsu with maximum efficiency without wasting much chakra. He is able to expel chakra from any of his tenketsu, allowing him to reduce if not completely neutralise the damage from an enemy attack. He also has considerable chakra reserves, able to endure having most of it being absorbed, and still able to fight on. His chakra glows as an array of spectral colours, much like a rainbow. Their chakra distorts, flickers, and makes a distict "wind chime" like sound.
Arikurin's is very agile. His time in the Anbu enables him to suddenly approach enemies from behind, unnoticed by even other Anbu. Arikurin is able to evade his foes and restrain them with holds, showing noticeable raw strength to hold up a much larger and heavier foe. Likewise, he as a high tolerance for pain, taking a sword to the chest and still able to move about effectively despite the loss of blood. Arikurin has reflexes sharp enough to block attacks he is unable to see because of his hearing.
Nature Transformation and Ninjutsu
Arikurin utilizes multiple nature transformations which included Wind and Earth Release, as well as Yin and Yang Release. During the New Era, Arikurin is able to use Fire Release and Water Release thanks to Shinobi ware. Arikurin's natural affinity is Wind Release, which he can channel into weaponry to increase its cutting power. He is particularly proficient in Wind Release, and having trained directly under Danzō, Arikurin could exhale powerful vacuum-based attacks that can either slash like blades or pierce like bullets. Arikurin could also use his wind chakra to manoeuvre himself in mid-air.
With Earth Release, he can move underground for sneak attacks or produce multiple intricate walls to defend himself or large areas from attack. Years after the Fourth Shinobi World War, Arikurin learned to convert his Earth Release techniques into quartz, improving their defence by negating its weakness to lightning-based nature attacks. If needed, he can use enhanced or localized variations, some of which are strong enough to block damage from a humanoid Susanoo's attack.
Sound Release and Taijutsu
Arikurin has extensive knowledge and training of the Gentle Fist fighting style, which takes advantage of the Byakugan's piercing vision to strike at the opponent's chakra system directly, constricting or cutting off their chakra flow from only minimal contact. Because the chakra pathway system is closely intertwined with many of the body's major organs, debilitating and even fatal damage can be done just as easily. While Gentle Fist strikes are by default difficult to defend against, Arikurin's usage of sending vibrations directly to the opponents bones upon contact, makes his the style especially effective. By manipulating his Yin/Yang and Wind chakra-nature together and combining it with Gentle Fist powerful techniques, Arikurin is very versatile in battle. He can attack multiple targets at once, either several opponents' tenketsu to restrain them at once or deflect incoming volley of projectiles. Defensively, he can expel chakra from his body and deflect all incoming attacks from all directions at once. If restrained and thus unable to use Revolving Heaven, he could instead release chakra from his tenketsu to free himself.
Arikurin can create soundwaves from all 361 Tenketsu points. By utilizing his chakra, Arikurin can shape and manipulate the soundwaves to create a periodic disturbances in the air, outward in the form of pressure waves. He can project soundwaves, as well as amplify and influence others' soundwaves. He can alter the frequency of sound waves to the point where different lengths can induce different effects, including genjutsu. By whistling specific melodies, he could perform various Jutsu and techniques such as releasing genjutsu, erasing another's memories and enhancing ones own or another's chakra, causing them to gain an increase in speed and strength.
Arikurin was taught the basics of medical ninjutsu at Konoha Orphange by Nono but didnt hone the skill until his early time with Root by Magire. He can heal most injuries without difficulty, even performing the ordinarily close-contact Mystical Palm Technique from a distance using his Sound Release. When dealing with an enemy with an extremely resistant body, she could combine her chakra-enhanced fists with her medical ninjutsu to heal the resulting damage, eventually killing the affected cells from over-replication. Later because of better knowledge of medical ninjutsu, Arikurin is able to sever the chakra pathway system, using his Melody Arm and sending mass levels of vibrations through the opponent's entire body.
Arikurin is able to wield a variety of weapons with great proficiency. He employs a variety of different weapons and tools in combat. His main weapons include his custom blade know as, Shindo Tanto, a custom Fuma Shuriken, and a Melody Arm.
Similar to Dosu, Arikurin wears a Resonating Echo Speaker on his right forearm called a Melody Arm, which he uses to generate sound for his attack when his chakra reserves are low. His Melody Arm also contains a hidden kunai mechanism. This allows Arikurin to instantly extend and retract a trench knife worn like brass knuckles, with a zigzag-shape blade from the forearm of the device using a spring-loaded wire.
With the energy stored, Arikurin can attack the inner ear, directing his sound deep into it, which would cause great pain, disorientation, vertigo and nausea-allowing him a chance to escape or gain the upper hand. It can also be used to amplify or absorb sound waves caused by their arm's movements. The sound waves caused by the melody arm can then be manipulated, and directed with chakra causing more damage.
Arikurin frequently uses shuriken, kunai, senbon, or any other number of bladed, hand-held weapons in combat - including his custom larger fūma shuriken. His area of expertise in shurikenjutsu, allows him to throw shuriken and kunai with precision; for complicated or moving targets, Arikurin can guide shuriken to their mark using either wire strings or deflecting them off each other. By using the Shuriken Shadow Clone Technique, he could create copies of these shuriken, allowing him to bombard a target with thousands of projectiles without needing to carry that many on himself. By infusing his chakra into his shuriken, Arikurin can cast audible genjutsu on those that hear the sound the the shuriken hitting their target.
As a fully-trained Konoha Anbu, Arikurin is an expertly trained swordsman. He is able to defend himself with just the scabbard of his katana. With his actual blade, he excels at quickdraw techniques, able to take down opponents with a single strike. For group enemies, he can channel his chakra into it, able to produce a powerful Wind Nature enhanced tornado to repel all around him. Arikurin's sword style are smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard, striking or cutting an opponent, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard known as laido.
Arikurin later trained in senjutsu at Mount Myōboku, which was only possible due to his Sound Release and Chakra Control. He is able to perfectly balance natural energy with his chakra, and enter a Sage Mode to perform Powerful Genjutsu Techniques. Through his senjutsu skills, Arikurin enhanced his physical abilities and sensory perception to the point of being able to catch a strike from Madara and temporarily keep him at bay before quickly countering and escaping.
Arikurin can use the Summoning Technique, and summon a toad known as Gamashiki. Together, they can use Demonic Illusion: Toad Confrontation Chant. This is a sound-based genjutsu sung by toads, their most powerful genjutsu.
Silent Humming Bird Technique
Arkurin has complete mastery of Silent Fist Technique , Chakra disguise, and Chakra Suppression technique; With it he is able render his movements completely silent by cloaking himself in chakra and eliminating any risk of detecting him via by sensory type ninjas or sound. The chakra cloak makes Arikurin's movements virtually unpredictable. its usage is similar to the Silent Killing method.
Arikurin is very skilled in the use of fūinjutsu, showing considerable proficiency in storage-style scroll sealing. His usual method is to store a numerous amount of weapons and medical supplies into his scrolls, which he can later unseal to bombard his opponents with or help his comrades.
Some time during his time with Root, Arikurin learned Bunpuku's fūinjutsu technique, including the Dharma Power Sealing Technique: Sen no Rikyū. Arikurin created Sealing Technique: Resonating Chains allowing him to suppress and forcibly extract multiple tailed beasts at once using his Shindo Tanto (other than playing a biwa) and sealing them into a score of musical notations written before hand. They can only be unselaed by when the melody is played again. This was in hopes that Arikurin would one day help Danzo take control of the Nine-Tails, though this plan never came to fruition before Danzo's death.
Arikurin's greatest trait is his intelligence. Arikurin has a genius-level IQ that allows him to learn and copy the techniques of his opponents, often mid-fight. He is adept at perceiving everything around him and formulating well-thought-out plans several steps ahead of his opponent that could also involve misdirections, as well as quickly altering his plans should the situation change. He has a very keen awareness and understanding of sound-waves and vibrations. is an excellent marksman, hitting 100/100 marks each time. By adulthood, Arikurin is considered to be one of Anbu's top weapon users because of how effectively he could wield a weapon that he had no prior knowledge on.
Nohkan Gaiden (Manga-Style): Hyuga Affair
(Work In Progress)
During the Hyūga Affair, most of the village's shinobi are mobilised to be ready for an outbreak in hostilities. When, as this is going on, an Iwagakure spy is discovered in the village, the task of dealing with the spy is given to Arikurin by Danzo. The spy is captured.
Nohkan Gaiden (Manga-Style): Prologue
Land of Waves
(work in progress)
Main Article: Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village!
When Kakashi Hatake and Team 7 were assigned a C-rank mission escorting a ninja named Shibuki, to his home Takigakure. Arikurin was tasked with finding the entrance to Takigakure, and report back the intel. At the same time, Suien, a jōnin missing-nin from Takigakure and Shibuki's former teacher, recruited ninja from Amegakure attacked the village. Upon finding the entrance to Taki, Arkiruin finds Teams Kirisame, Murasame, and Hisame have successfully infiltrated Takigakure. Shibuki had no other choice but to drink the Hero Water. Using his Byakugan, Arikurin noticed the intense increase of chakra he now possessed. After drinking the Hero Water Shibuki easily defeated Kirisame, Murasame, and Hisame leaving only Suien to defeat.
Suien and Shibiki fought. Suien impaled Shibuki with a water sword technique and discovered the Hero Water falling out of his shirt. After Suien drank it, Naruto engaged him in battle long enough for Shibuki to free Sasuke. Suien soon after took the bottle of Hero Water and drank it. Unable to defeat him, Naruto transformed into his Nine-Tails' cloak, and Sasuke's Sharingan appeared. They then defeated Suien saving the villagers. During the battle, Arikruin used his Silent HummingBird Technique to steal some of the remaining Hero Water, escape Takigakure, and return it to Danzo.
Shortly after the second stage gets underway, Anko is alerted to the discovery of three dead Kusa-nin, among them Shiore. From examining the bodies it becomes clear to her that they've been dead for some time and, because they're all missing their faces, she concludes that Orochimaru has infiltrated the Chūnin Exams. She orders that the Third Hokage be informed of what's happened, that two teams of Anbu, including Team Fue sent by Danzo, be deployed, and then goes into the forest to find Orochimaru on her own. Danzo speculates that Orochimaru is after Sasuke Uchiha, who Orochimaru has branded with another Cursed Seal of Heaven. Danzo suggests Sasuke be removed from the exams and placed under guard, but the Third insists the exams continue per Orochimaru's instructions. During the preliminary matches, Arikurin stays nearby and monitors Sasuke's control of his cursed seal during his match.
A month after the preliminaries, as the final round matches near and it becomes increasingly clear that Orochimaru means ill to Konoha. Arikurin and several other Anbu members were stationed in the Chūnin Exams arena during the final rounds. Kakashi takes Sasuke to the hospital to rest, places him under the guard of Arikurin's subordinates and other Anbu, and returns to watch the remaining preliminary matches. After the preliminaries end, Arikurin returns to Sasuke to find all the Anbu dead, killed by Kabuto Yakushi. He tries to capture Kabuto in order to learn more about Orochimaru's plans for Sasuke, but Kabuto escapes.
Arikurin is one of the ANBU helping to guard the stadium during the final round of the Chunin Exam. He watched Gaara surrounds himself with sand so that Sasuke's punches and kicks can't disturb him as he prepares to transform into Shukaku. However, Sasuke pierces through the sand with his Chidori, injuring Gaara's arm. Gaara is frightened to see his own blood for the first time and cancels the transformation. Orochimaru's subordinate, Kabuto Yakushi, instead cast the Temple of Nirvana Technique on the stadium where the finals were being held, putting most present to sleep and signalling the invasion.
The match is interrupted by an invasion of Konoha and most of those watching the finals are rendered unconscious by the genjutsu. Arikurin is among those who dispel it and he starts fending off invading Otogakure and Suna forces. Ninja poured into Konoha, using giant snakes to topple the village's protective wall. Surrounded by shinobi, one of whom confidently commented that there was only one opponent and several of them. With his Byakugan activated, Arikurin used his Body Trill Technique. With a burst of speed he quickly struck the chakra points of the shinobi around them before they could even release what had happened. He then told them that members of Root were not to be disrespected; a fact they would do well to remember. He return to the fight, eventually eliminating all invaders in the area.
A pair of Kumogakure ninja, Sekiei and Mikage, took advantage of the ensuing mayhem to kidnap an unconscious Hinata Hyūga for her Byakugan. Their purpose was to learn the secrets behind the Byakugan. Arikurin was able to track the two ninjas outside the village limits, along with Hiashi Hyūga and Kō Hyūga. The group arrives just as Neji is about to be struck fatally after trying to save Hinata. Hiashi blocks the attack using the Eight Trigrams Palms Revolving Heaven. Upon realising who he was, the ninja attempts to flee. Arikurin defeats them brings Sekiei and Mikage in to be questioned by Danzo.
Search for Tsunade
Kisame accompanied Itachi to Konohagakure to help kidnap Naruto. After the two gained attention due to their unusual clothing, they were stopped by Kakashi, Asuma Sarutobi and Kurenai Yūhi. Itachi and Kakashi duel with their Sharingan but Itachi quickly proves to be the superior and uses Tsukuyomi to render Kakashi helpless. When Kakashi is about to be captured by Akatsuki member Kisame Hoshigaki on the instructions of his partner, Itachi Uchiha, Guy arrives in time to repel Kisame. He instructs Kurenai to take Kakashi to a medic and Asuma to assist him in keeping Itachi and Kisame busy until the Anbu reinforcements he's requested arrive.
Arikurin arrives and attacks Kisame. Arikurin manages to match Kisame's blade strength much to Itachi's surprise. Following Arikurin's arrival, Itachi ordered Kisame to retreat, not wanting to start a large-scale battle. Kisame seemed quite annoyed with Itachi's idea, as he desperately wanted to fight the Konoha shinobi. Team Fue are tasked with tracking Itachi and Kisame when they withdraw rather than fight. Later Arikurin, while spying on Jiraiya, relays that he and Naruto are already searching for Tsunade back to Danzo.
Spirit Sisters Mission Arc
Main Articles: Spirit Sisters Mission and Nohkan Gaiden: Kusagakure Sisters Capturing Mission
Arikurin begins to work under Tsuande as a spy for Danzo Shimura during her recent appointment as Fifth Hokage. As he accepts missions for her, Arikurin relays all pertinent intel to Danzo. This is the prequel to Spirit Sisters Mission Arc. Short on manpower, Tsunade is forced to use Danzo's root operatives. Arikurin accepts the mission to back-up Sayuki and Team 4 and assembles Team Fue.
Upon arriving at Kusagakure, they are stopped by what seems to be a barrier. Shimora uses her insects to scout the area and finds members of the Kusagakure Barrier team nearby. She relays their location to Arikurin and Shikari who head towards them immediately. After finally breaking through the barrier, Arikurin could sense two very powerful chakra's in two seperate locations. He orders Team Fue to split up. Shimora heads toward the direction of Yasu and Takeru, while Arikurin and Shikari head to aid Sayuki.
Shikari and Arikurin attack Kazuno. Shikari immediately froze Kazuno's feet to the floor, activating his Iceberg mode and begin to attack Kazuno. While Kazuno dealt with the clones and Shikari, the real Arikuin manages to sneak up on Kazuno and lands an Orchestral Stab. Knocked into the wall, Kazuno falls to the ground, seemingly defeated.
In the end, Biwako came in time to save her and ended the fight. Shikari was badly poisoned in this fight. As the group weas near exhaustion, Yasu mustered enough chakra for Arikurin to make one last attack, trapping the nine-headed pheasant in a Curse Mandala. But Kazuno quickly absorbed the Ninjutsu. Takeru, left standing alone, could only watch as Biwako carried Kazuno away.
Sasuke Recovery Mission
At the request of the Lady Tsuande (while spying for Danzo), Arikurin came to the aid of those sent out to retrieve Sasuke Uchiha. Arikurin arrived in time to help Shikamaru and Temari in their fight against Tayuya. She then tried to use her genjutsu, but Arikurin blew the sound-waves away and damaged her flute by sending the sound waves back at her. Tayuya then went into hiding, hoping to put some distance between them so she stay safe and out of range to cast a genjutsu on them. After hearing information on Tayuya, and explaining her abilities, Shikamaru suggested that they should retreat. Uninterested in Shikamaru's opinion, Arikurin tells them to fall back because he is the only one that can to fight Tayuya one-on-one. Arikurin heals Shikamaru’s broken finger and Temari accompanies Shikamaru back to Konoha. Tayuya summoned her three demons, which she controlled with her flute, while at the same time activated her curse mark. Arikurin is able to paralyize the Doki using his own melody.
Repel Iwagakure: The Sound of FireWorks
Main Article: The Sound of Fireworks
After the Konoha Crush, Arikurin was assigned to patrol the border of the Land of Fire and fend off intruders who were attempting to strike at the crippled Konoha. As Naruto was nearly killed by an Iwa-nin, Arikurin used his Vacuum Sword technique to kill the enemy and saved Naruto and Kosuke Maruboshi. Using his Shindo Tanto, he countered her Earth Release: Earth and Stone Dragon and defeated her. Arikurin was able to trap the Iwa Kunoichi that led a group to invade the border of the Land of Fire.
Not long after Iwa attacks Konoha in order to take advantage of its weakened manpower after the Konoha Crush, the sun sets above the cold mountains of the land of earth. At the request of Danzo, Arikurin and another Anbu have been assigned to infiltrate Iwagakure in the hopes of securing intel that can be used for a retaliation attack. When trying to return to Konoha with the intel, Arikurin is forced to fight Hanabi Hotaru with his one of his subordinates being killed in the process.
Arikurin defeats Hanabi after he is able to get in a close range. He landed in front of Hanabi and quickly delivered 3 two-fingered strikes to Hanabi's left leg, targeted at her chakra points, in an attempt to impair her mobility. Followed by a Sound Release: Vacuum Air Palm to the chest, blowing Hanabi off of her feet and sending her tumbling backwards. Hanabi's chakra network had been completely disrupted by Arikurin's gentle fist, knocking her unconscious. He is able to distract reinforcements long enough with his Earth Release: Mud Wolves technique.
Mizuki Tracking Mission
Arikurin returns from a Iwa in time to help round up escapees from the Konoha Strict Correctional Facility.
Hanare, a spy from Jōmae Village from the Land of Keys, was summoned to infiltrate the Land of Fire and to investigate Konoha affairs. She was captured by Anbu and placed in the Honesty Room to be torture and interrogated with Ibiki. Fruitless with his results, Ibiki went to find Arikurin who was able to get into her mind and find out all that she found out about Konoha and Jōmae Village, but Hanare used her technique against him, to find out all that he knows about Root.
Knowing about Hanare's assumed lack of any information on Konoha, the Third Hokage assigns the ninja team to go rescue Riichi from the Jōmae ninja, in exchange for Hanare. The exchange happened at the centre of the bridge with Arikurin as back up, but when Riichi was on Konoha's side of the bridge, Kakashi blew the bridge up, unwilling to let Hanare go. Hanare ran away, with Kakashi in pursuit. Arikurin easily defeated the Land of Keys ninjas.
Konoha Plans Recapture Mission
One night, Gennō finally began his plan against Konoha and stole several building blueprints. After being cornered by the Arikurin and other Anbu, Gennō decided to end things by blowing himself up.
Arkurin leads Team Fue to stop a suspected invasion by Takigakure on suspicion that they were attempting to take back stolen Hero Water. They later discover, however, that the Taki-nin are just having a training exercise.
Yakumo Kurama Rescue Mission
After escaping previous Anbu security, Arikurin is assigned to recapture a girl named Yakumo, who, by painting a picture of Konoha, causes lightning to strike the Academy. Later that night, Naruto, disguised as Kurenai, tries to sneak into Yakumo's mansion but Arikurin uses his Byakugan and immediately stops him. Later, Naruto sneaks in but is stopped again by Arikurin. He knocks out Naruto by hitting his chakra points. While knocked out, Naruto had a dream about Yakumo and Kurenai which showed that despite Yakumo badly wanting to be a ninja, Kurenai refused to let her and instead decided to perform a fūinjutsu to seal away her power.
It was discovered that Yakumo came from a noble clan of Konoha that was once infamous for its high aptitude and strong usage of genjutsu but lost much of their reputation ever since Yakumo's parents, the head of the Kurama clan, died. Yakumo's Kekkei genkai allows her to cast genjutsu that stimulate the mind so much, that it can cause actual damage, even to the point of death. The problem is, without proper care and training, the Kekkei genkai's power can turn against the user by creating a second, highly dangerous, personality known as Ido. Because of this, the Third Hokage and Kurenai realised there was no choice but to destroy Yakumo's power before the second mind took over. Arikurin was assigned to either seal the power with, Sealing Technique: Resonating Chains or eliminate the girl. A few days later, a group of her clan members, led by her uncle, Unkai Kurama, attacked the manor casuing Ido, the inner-demon to finally break free. While others struggled against it, Arikurin was the only one who could stop it. Arikurin managed to seal the monster and save Yakumo, finally purging herself of the darkness.
Menma Memory Search Mission
Arikurin is assigned to monitor a visitor to the village under suspicion that the boy may be a spy. When an unknown man attacked Naruto, the boy Menma played a melody on his ocarina, which somehow gave Naruto a tremendous surge of chakra to overwhelm the man. The melody immediately surprises Arikurin. He has somehow heard that melody before. Arikurin begins to play a melody on his Shindo Tanto, trying to catch Shiin in a genjutsu but this forces him to retreat. Arikurin reports the information to Danzo. Danzo assigns Arikurin to follow Neji, TenTen, Menma, & Naruto suspecting Menma might be affiliated with Orochimaru as one of his subordinates as Tayuya used a similar techniques style.
Eventually, Shiin attacks the village. Having difficulty with getting past the wall and defeating the Konoha ninja, he resorted to using music to paralyse the Konoha ninja, but Menma countered the technique with his own music ninjutsu. This allowed Naruto to break Shiin's flute, plus Tenten and Neji to defeat the raiders. Arikurin defeats and captures Shiin as he attempted to flee.
Nohkan Gaiden (Manga-Style): The Mother of Musical Ninjutsu
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Infiltrate the Land of Lightning vs. Shou Hyoki
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Aoide and Arikurin's Mother/Son Lullaby Jutsu defeats Shou Hyoki.
Infiltrate The Hidden Rain: vs. Kimagura
Main Article: In Naruto's Footsteps: The Friends' Paths
About two years after Naruto leaves Konoha to train with Jiraiya, another Chūnin Exam is held. Arikurin is sent to Amegakure to invite its ninja to participate, a mere pretext for him to investigate rumours about the Akatsuki surrounding the village. Danzo sends him on a second mission to confirm the death of Hanzo because he stopped receiving letters from Hazno. Upon reaching the village, Arikurin is stopped at the entrance, but is able to arrange a meeting with Hanzō (who is actually Konan in disguise) and delivers the invitation. Although he appears to leave Ame afterwards, Arikurin sneaks back in to see what he can find out. It immediately becomes apparent to him that, although Ame's ninja don't know the identity of the intruder, they are aware that someone has infiltrated the village.
Arikurin decides not to go back to Konoha. He sensed the area constantly and took more care in his movements, often halting completely and muting his chakra signature to make himself near-undetectable. Arikurin is able to stealthily gather intel around Amegakure for 4 days. With his Byakugan, he had noticed that the rain itself wasn't normal. He used the large lake that surrounds the village as a means to disguise himself from the rain. Upon finally deciding to leave the city with rumors that the Akatsuki was started there and that Hanzo was actually dead, Arikurin's base of operation is found attacked by Kimagura of the Akatsuki.
Kimagura attacks Arikurin straight on and destroys the top room of an abandoned building wherre Arikurin set up his bases but it turned out to be a shadow clone. Upon defeat the clone released sound waves-causing Kimagura to have blurred vision and dizziness. Paralyzed, the real Arikurin, emerges from the debris, and flows chakra through his Shindo Tanto. After activating his Byakugan, Arikuin pierces a disoriented Kimagura through the chest-making sure not to land a fatal blow. Another Shadow clone emerges from the debris and begins to interrogate her for any information about the Akatsuki. Once Arikurin had all the intel, he placed Kimagura under a genjutsu and returned to Konoha.
Infiltrate the Land of Water: vs. Arashi Monogatari
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Arikurin is sent on a mission in the Land of Water. He puts the guards under a Genjutsu and is easily able to sneak in.
Arashi Monogatari of the hidden mist attacks Arikurin.
Infiltrate Heart Shrine Village vs. Taichi Warashi
Omoichidou (おもいちどう), also known as the "Heart Shrine Village". Omoichidou is a rather small village located in a vast and endless forest. It is lead by a leader known as the Mikokage, the current one being Byakko Eimi. Arikurin forms a two man team, with Shimora Aburame, and they are tasked with stealing medicines and healing techniques from The Medo Clan and to gathering intel on the The Murasaki Clan secret vine-based jutsu. They are the clan responsible for all the plants and vegetation in the village. They specialize in medical ninjutsu. Arikurin and Shimora act as traveling musicians in order to infiltrate the village and gather intel on its cilivians.
After stealing a Blossom Pass from a local, the 2 visit the various flower shops in the village in order to allow Shimora to used her Secret Technique: Insect Gathering and Arikurin to use his Byakugan to search for the villages Mikokage's office. A Blossom Pass is given to members outside of the Murasaki clan that have earned the clan’s trust-also allowing them entrance into the Medo Pharmacy. A owner of the shop, however, notices the insects chakra on the various flowers in the shops and paralyses Arikurin and Shimora with their vine based jutsu, but as the he gets close to capture them, the shadow clone and bug clone dissipate. From the ground, Arikurin and Shimora emerge take out the store owner. Arikurin places him under a Genjutsu and they escape to the sewers-knowing that the store owner will soon be discovered.
As a sensor, Arikurin could feel the different chakra frequents of nearly everyone in the village. He felt a large surge of jonin-level chakra directly above them, the store owner had been found. The two headed down a long tunnel until they found another entrance to the surface. As they climbed out of the hole, Shimora quickly took out a poison senbon out of her pack, loaded them into her sonbon launcher, and stretched the draw string as she waited for her prey to come at them. Taichi Warashi attempted to hit Arikurin with his Lightning chakra enhanced blade, only for Arikurin to dash forward with an Orchestral Stab, blocking the attack. Taichi avoids the attack but the blowback sends his own swords flying. Taichi severely impaled by two of his swords, allowing for Arikurin and Shimora to escape.
Kazekage Rescue Mission
In Konohagakure, the decoder Yurika, delivers word about the message from Sunagakure. Team Kakashi's mission is to find out anything about Garra's capture and to assist the Suna in any way they can. Years prior, Suna Council had deployed their Anbu members to kill him during their mission. Because of this, Danzo assigns Arikurin beat Team Kakashi to Suna and confirm that this was not another attempt at a coup d'etat.
After a short time in Suna, Arikurin learns that Sasori and Deidara were easily able to enter Sunagakure after Yūra, Sasori's spy, killed the guards posted at the village's entrance. Kankuro returns as Baki has the Sunagakure shinobi detonate all the Explosive Tags found in the rubble of the trap Sasori made. Kakuro seems to be dying from the poison Sasori injected him with, a toxin unfamiliar to Suna's Medical-nin. Arikurin decides to remain in Suna while an antidote for the new toxin is being formed. Later, Arikurin watches as Sakura manages to use whatever medicinal herbs that Sunagakure has in stock to create three antidotes. Arikurin steals a portion of the antidote and attempts to return to Konoha, only to be stopped by a pair of Suna-ANBU guarding the border. They are easily defeated when Arikurin places one under a Genjutsu and knocks the other one unconscious with a Thunderous Timpani.
Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission
Arikurin infiltrated Sai's home and temporally traps Sai within a genjutsu which startles Sai but he is able to release it. He then pulls his Shindo tantō on him but Sai is able to block the attack with his own Tanto. Arikurin tells Sai to remain focused as he handed Sai a letter containing info on his real mission, reminding Sai that Sasuke Uchiha has the Sharingan and is very skilled in Genjutsu Techniques. While they were talking, Arikurin felt a presence hiding outside and threw a kunai only to find that it was the cat who scrambled off scared.
Later, after the rest of Team Kakashi arrived at the lair and Sai teamed up with them, Orochimaru confronted Sai and Naruto to question Sai about his loyalties. He fled before he could be drawn into another fight and later kept Sasuke from killing the team, noting that they might kill another Akatsuki member like they had done with Sasori. Arikurin is assigned to follow Orochimaru, Sasuke, and Kabuto as they flee in hopes of finding their next hideout location.
Twelve Guardian Ninja
Arikurin follows Danzō who is brought in for questioning after being caught meeting with Tatsuji. Tsunade asks Danzō to explain himself, asking why he would meet with an Ame-nin when tensions are so high after Amegakure was suspected of being responsible for attacking numerous villages. Danzō states that Tsunade is incompetent as Hokage if she did not even know that Amegakure were not the culprits. Yamato reveals that he recognises Tatsuji as a member of the Anbu that went missing on a mission years ago. Tsunade moves on to Tatsuji, bringing in Ibiki Morino to torture him until he gave up information. However, Homura Mitokado and Koharu Utatane, the village elders and members of the Konoha Council, state that Tatsuji was a spy sent by Danzō into Amegakure and that he was not only reporting information back to him, but to them as well. Sora was discovered eavesdropping.
Sora confronts Asuma and he admits to having killed Kazuma. He attempts to attack Asuma, manifesting his chakra and transforming his right hand into a monstrous limb, Sora knocks out the Anbu members holding him and attempts to attack Asuma, who blocks the former's Beast Tearing Gale Palm with his chakra blades. Their bout destroys the wall, and the fight continues outside. Arikurin decides to take the opportunity to kill Sora with shuriken, but Naruto leaps in front of its path and blocks the attack. Sora retreats as Shizune and a few other ninja arrive, but Naruto is critically injured but is healed thanks to his Nine-Tails chakra.
With Konoha in complete darkness, the village struggles to defend against the four attackers who have sealed the entire village behind a barrier. The entire village is in a state of emergency. Arikurin, commanded by Danzo to follow Sora and Naruto, finally catches up to them. Naruto asks why Sora would try to kill Tsunade and why he is aligned with those who are attacking the village. Sora tells Naruto that he simply wanted to take down Konoha's Hokage due to the fact that he believes it was the Third Hokage who told his son Asuma to kill Kazuma, Sora's father. Arikurin intervenes attempting to kill Sora but Naruto gets in the way agin. The two clash until Fūka arrives and attacks Naruto. As they battle, Arikurin continues his pursuit of Sora.
Soon after, Arikurin reaches Furido and Sora. He watches as Furido releases Sora's seal, and tells him the truth: Sora is a pseudo-jinchūriki. The chakra that had leaked from the Nine-Tailed Fox when it attacked Konoha 15 and a half years ago was harvested and implanted into Sora. As Asuma arrives at the scene with Naruto, it is revealed that he is Kazuma. Kazuma then used the Five Elements Unseal to release all of the Nine-Tails' power sealed within Sora. Arikurin takes out his Shindo Tanto and begins to prep for his Resonating Chains Technique. A few moments later, Arikurin rushes toward Sora, trying to suppress the chakra. Enraged, Sora knocks Arikurin back as he turns into the three-tailed form of the demon fox. The chakra of the Nine-Tails rages out of control within Sora, preventing Arikurin from completing his mission.
Akatsuki Suppression Mission
Arikurin interrogates Kakuzu's bounty-hunting contact in order to gain information on Akatsuki. Once Arikurin locates the Akatsuki members, and observes Kakashi and Team 10 in their fight with Kakuzu. When Kakuzu is driven to use his Earth Spear, Kakashi pierces him through the heart with his Lightning Cutter. Kakuzu, who has more than one heart, recovers and sends a counter-attack to Kakashi. Reacting quickly, Arikurin infuses multiple sebon. He throws the senbon with his Byakugan activated to pierce another one of Kakazu's hearts before he is able to react.
Angered by the loss of another heart, Kakuzu removes his cloak, and reveals four masks on his back, two of which were now broken. Each mask contained a heart, the broken one having given its heart up to keep Kakuzu alive. Arikurin doesn't reveal his location until Kakuzu is about to take Kakashi's heart. Elsewhere, Hidan impales himself through the heart leaving Kakuzu clutching his chest, losing another heart. Arikurin's location is revealed when Kakuzu merges his Fire-Wind masks and uses their Strange Mask Exploding Flame technique to incinerate the battle area.
Team 7 arrives, destroys another one of Kakuzu's hearts, while putting the last one on the brink of failure. Left with no usable hearts after being battered by Naruto's technique, Arikurin Body Trills forward and finishes Kazuku off with a Thunderous Timpani and reports this information of Naruto's newly developed technique, Wind Release: Rasenshuriken. Arikurin recognizes it to be dangerous jutsu after examining Kakuzus body with his Byakugan.
Team Fue assembled to help with the sealing of Three-Tails. They arrive and witnessed Shizune's team attempting to use the Four-Corner Sealing Barrier in order to seal away the Three-Tails. Shimora and Kari battled alongside Tenten against Guren and Rinji on the lake while Arikurin help Team Three seal the Three-Tails. Kabuto, who is witnessing the event, decides that he cannot allow the shinobi of Konoha to seal away the Three-Tails and decides to use Yūkimaru once more to control the tailed beast. The Three-Tails manages to break out of its barrier. Arikurin attempts to seal Three-Tails with his Shindo Tanto
While Naruto fought with Kabuto, Guren and Yūkimaru fled. Kabuto sent Rinji's reanimated corpse after them. When her Crystal Release attacks proved futile against Rinji's bats, Guren encased herself and Rinji in crystal, and they fell into the lake. Believing Guren to be dead, Yūkimaru let loose his power, driving the Three-Tails into a frenzy, and shattering Arikurin's focus on his Resonating Chains. reaking Arikurin's jutsu, a massive explosion of energy followed that blasted a wide area and sent Arikurin underwater. After the beast went berserk, he and the others retreated, carrying a critically injured Arikurin to shore.
Itachi Pursuit Mission
Arikurin reports the news of Orochimaru’s death to Danzo. He assigned the task of eliminating both of the Uchiha brother’s and to bring back their sharingan, if possible. Frustrated that Sasuke keeps defeating his explosives, Deidara uses C4 to cover the area in microscopic bombs that destroy anyone who inhales them from the inside out. Able to see the bombs with his Byakugan, Arikurin protects himself. As Deidara blows himself up with his suicide attack, the explosion is seen across the neighbouring lands, prompting Arikurin to remain hidden.
Arikurin then heads off to find Sasuke and Itachi. At the Uchiha Hideout Arikurin ends up finding Itachi. After a short greeting, Arikurin attacked the clone with his Orchestral Stab, but Itachi substituted himself with a shadow clone as a shield. Arikurin was then caught in the clone's Sharingan genjutsu, but he easily dispelled it. Arikurin destroyed the clone. The volleys of ninjutsu quickly destroys outside, where Sasuke and Itachi compare their Great Fireballs. When Sasuke's starts to pull ahead, Itachi uses Amaterasu. While trying to hit Sasuke he ends up igniting the surrounding forest forcing Arikurin take cover
While spying on Tsuande for Danzo, Arikurin was ordered to kill Kōsuke because he didn't want Mount Myōboku to be informed about what is happening and call them back to the village. He wanted to keep them in the dark so that Naruto wouldn't return to to the village and fall into the hands of Akatsuki. Danzō then gathered his Root Anbu and instructed them not to aid Konoha in the hopes that Pain's actions would end Tsunade's reign as Hokage. When asked if all the villagers would not then die, Danzō denied this, claiming that Tsunade's medical abilities would save most of them.
Arikurin is sent to find a way to Mount Myoboku and stop Naruto from returning. While gaining intel on the location of Mount Myōboku, Arikurin learns is impossible to find by foot for those who don't know the secret route and of the existence of a score of musical genjutsu that is on Mount Myoboku. This is a sound-based genjutsu sung by toads, is their most powerful genjutsu. The song's sheet music has been passed down through the generations of Mount Myōboku, but due to the complexity of the lyrics and melodies, only the Two Great Sage Toads have ever been able to successfully perform it. Intrigued, Arikurin makes it his mission to find it.
Using his bykaugan, Arikurin tracks a small toad to a special portal called the Distant Body Water that links Mount Myōboku and Konohagakure. This portal enables the smaller toads to quickly travel between the two without the use of the summoning technique. After arriving in Mount Myoboku, Gamashiki, a small purple toad, greeted him and stated that the Great Toad Sage was expecting him. The Toad Sage had Arikurin brought before him so that he could let him know that "The Mother of Musical Ninjutsu" can still be heard." The elderly Toad Sage made a prophecy concerning him: "Your ears will reconnect with the musical source." Confused, Arikurin remains silent. Some time after this, Arikurin spends time learning and practicing the Genjutsu melodies only to return to Konoha and tell Danzo the mission was a failure until he can fully understand what the Great Sage meant.
Five Kage Summit
When Danzō returned from the meeting he received a letter from the Fourth Raikage, informing him of the approaching Kage Summit and the actions of Sasuke Uchiha. As his first order, Danzō ordered Sasuke's execution for treason marking him as a missing-nin. Sasuke was added to Arikurin's Bingo Book. Later, Danzō selected Torune, Fū, and Arikurin to escort him to the Kage Summit. Danzō instructed Arikurin to remain at a distance and to sense the area for dangers using his Swiftlet Sensing Technique. While on route there, they were ambushed by the Prajñā Group. Revealing the Sharingan in his right eye socket, Danzo quickly defeated them.
Upon arrival in the Land of Iron and the meeting's start. Arikurin didnt enter the hall with Danzo, Fu, and Torune but came to Danzō's defence during Zetsu's appearance. When Sasuke appears on the ceiling, Arikurin is the first to attack him. Arikurin's Shindo Tanto and Sasuke's Chidori infused blade are evenly matched-exchaning a few blows allowing Fū, Torune & Danzō the opportunity to flee. Sasuke's attempt to pursue is stalled by the Fifth Mizukage.
Danzō ordered Fu to stop Ao, and emphasized that the retrieval of his Byakugan was a top priority. Fu using his mind emission technique contacted Arikurin and told him to help stop Ao. Fū managed to throw Ao off their trail by trapping Ao in his Mind Puppet Switch Cursed Seal Technique. Arikurin, following Danzō's orders, ties up Ao's body and tries to retrieve the Byakugan. However, Ao tells them that he wore talisman seals as earrings, which would protect the dōjutsu if anyone tried to take or attack it. Arikurin and Fu are forced to flee and return to Danzo when he senses the Mizukage and Chōjūrō chakra coming.
Nearing Samurai Bridge, Torune, Fū, and Danzō were ambushed by a Masked Obito. While Danzō prepared for battle and can remove his Sealing Arm Braces, he had Arikurin, Fu and Torune attack Obito. When Obito then uses Kamui to transport Fū and Torune elsewhere, Akurin escapes when an afterimage-cloaked in sound chakra in transported instead if the actual Arikurin.
Once Fū and Torune were defeated, Obito brought out Sasuke. Danzō then revealed his right arm to show that it was embedded with Sharingan all over, and voiced his intent to add Obito's and Sasuke's to his collection. Before they start fighting, Sasuke asks for Danzō to confirm that Itachi really was ordered to kill the Uchiha by Konoha's leadership. Danzō, assuming Sasuke heard this from Itachi, criticises Itachi for revealing the secret and concludes that Itachi, calling him a traitor. Taking this as confirmation, Sasuke uses Susanoo to crush Danzō in anger. Danzō, however, appears emerges a short distance away unharmed. Danzo orders Arkurin to not interfere and starts attacking Sasuke.
Desperate to escape being defeated by Sasuke, Danzō takes Karin hostage, threatening to kill her if Sasuke comes near. Sasuke doesn't hesitate to stab through her with his Chidori Sharp Spear in order to fatally wound Danzō. Arikurin watches as Danzo activates the Reverse Four Symbols Sealing, killing himself and destroying Shisui's Sharingan in order to prevent Madara from obtaining it. On the otherside of the bridge, Sakura pulls out a kunai and walks up to Karin but hesitates to kill her. Sasuke, in turn, forms a Chidori in his left hand and prepares to kill Sakura from behind, only for the attack to be blocked by Arikurin. Arikurin grabs Karin and escapes. Later having returned to Konoha, with the captive Karin, Arikurin is forced to explain the situation to the Hokage. After Danzō died, the Cursed Tongue Eradication Seals disappeared from all the Root members.
Upon returning to Konoha, root was officially disbanded. Arikurin continued his work with the Konoha Torture and Interrogation Force under the direction of Ibiki Morino and Tsunade, the current Hokage. Arikurin and Ibiki interrogate her about everything she knew about Sasuke Uchiha and Kabuto Yakushi.
Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown
When the Fourth Shinobi World War against Akatsuki looms, Arikurin is called to a council of Konoha's tacticians to discuss strategies for the coming war and any preparations that will need to be made.
Arikurin arrives with the Konoha 11, but are cornered by the reincarnated puppets. Kabuto decides to retreat, leaving behind a reincarnated Deidara as a distraction while he tries to figure out a way improve his control of the Impure World Reincarnation. Arikurin looks for details on the whereabouts of Kabuto. Kabuto is drawn into another battle with Team 7. During the fight, a Nine-Tailed Naruto Clone emerges, having been inadvertently created during Kabuto's previous fight with Naruto. With some difficulty, Kabuto is able to capture the clone, the original Naruto, and Dokku. Later, Arikurin spys on the village leader, Disonasu, who he recognizes in his Bingo book as an old partner of Orochimaru.
Arikruin and Kakashi trail Disonasu to a meeting with Kabuto, who is trying to resurrect the Ama no Hoko. A fight breaks out when Kabuto notices them. Kakashi traps Deidara in an earth style dome. Arikurin stabs him through the chest, immobilizing him. But they are interrupted by the Naruto clone's sudden mutation. Kabuto Yakushi manages to take his leave in midst of the ensuing chaos. Later, the village leader is found dead.
Paradise Life on a Boat
At a meeting held by the Hyūga clan regarding the impending war, Neji is appointed as the commander of the clan on the frontlines by Hiashi which shocked some of the members. While Naruto and his team are on their journey to the Land of Lightning by sea to confine him from Akatsuki during the Fourth Shinobi World War, Arikurin receives Bykaugan and Hyuga clan technique training with Neji Hyuga.
Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation
During the Fourth Shinobi World War, Arikurin is originally of the Allied Shinobi Forces' Third Division. The Third Division is mobilised ahead of the other divisions in order to be on hand for any eventuality. While seeking out an Akatsuki force, they notice and heads towards one of the Surprise Attack Division's distress flares. The Third Division arrives in time to save them from the reincarnated Gari, Pakura, Haku, and Zabuza Momochi. Zabuza uses the Hiding in Mist Technique to hide his and the others' movements, putting the Third Division on the defensive. Arikurin uses his Byakugan to analyse and tells Kakashi other reincarnated members of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist appeared on the battlefield. Despite mounting casualties, the third division is able to push back the swordmans. Kakashi sneaks up on Zabuza and attacks with the Lightning Cutter, intending to dispel the heavy mist. Like the last time they fought, Haku shields the attack and Zabuza cuts at Kakashi through Haku with his Kubikiribōchō. Kakashi avoids injury and attacks with another Lightning Cutter, this time hitting Zabuza and also connecting Ensui Nara's shadow to his. With Zabuza immobilized and Haku damaged, both are bound by Arikurin and the the Sealing Team.
Jinin Akebino and the other reincarnated shinobi continue their attack on the dawn of the second day of war. Arikurin alongside the Third Division restarted their assault on the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist. Jinin, who after being futilely bombarded by various techniques, retrieves Kabutowari from within a scroll that was in Mangetsu Hōzuki's possession. Jinin began a massacre, driving his axe into the adversaries' weapons, before hammering through their defences. As Jinin reclaimed the Kabutowari, Arikurin unleashed his Sealing Technique: Resonating Chains on him in time to seal away. Later Arikurin helps seal Jinpachi Munashi and Kushimaru Kuriarare. Drawing a gigantic tiger, Sai launched his Sealing Technique: Tiger Vision Staring Bullet at Fuguki Suikazan who had been incapacitated by Kakashi. By the time Arikurin helps Sai seal Fuguki Suikazan, only three reincarnated shinobi remain. Part of the White Zetsu Army then arrive to fight the Third Division, but they are met by one of Naruto's shadow clones, sent to lend assistance with defeating the remnants of Akatsuki's forces.
Due to White Zetsu clones impersonating comrades, Arikurin is sent from Fifth Division camp to Logistical Support and Medical Division compound where Sakura Haruno tends to his injuries. He would assist in basic medical care and guard the area with other sensors who crossed-check the chakra of anyone entering the area with headquarters usuing his Byakugan. During the night, three medical-nin are killed despite the major precautions they took to secure the location, placing everyone on high alert. Sakura is approached by Neji Hyūga visits her after Morio leaves to discuss the suspected killer. When, during the conversation, Neji proves unaware that Tonton is a pig, Sakura realises he is an impostor and attacks him. The disguise disappears, revealing a White Zetsu. After the clone is uncovered, the whole compound is locked down with anyone who moved in the slightest considered an enemy as Shizune and Sakura conducted an autopsy on the clone that was captured with Arikurin guarding them.
During the following day, the Medical Division is attacked by several reincarnated shinobi and a scroll of dead Allied forces is stolen. Sakura joins a team to go after them and most of the reincarnated shinobi are sealed, but Hayate Gekkō escapes with the scroll. Sukui made a team composed of Arikurin, Iō, Sakura Haruno, Yokaze, and Yūgao Uzuki to retrieve this scroll. He goes after him and fights him until Yūgao Uzuki arrives to help finish him off. Kabuto attempted to take over Hayate's consciousness against his will. Hayate seemingly pinned Yūgao to a tree, but thanks to him fighting with control she was unharmed and managed to pierce him. Hayate was later sealed.
As the 3rd Raikage and 2nd Mizukage overwhelm the forces, Arikurin is called to for back up offering his assistance as the Mizukage summons his Giant Clam. Because the Mizukage is protected by a genjutsu, Arikurin uses his Byakugan to locate the giant clam casting it so that the Tsuchikage can destroy it. The Mizukage immediately attacks the Tsuchikage, forcing Gaara to save him with a sand clone. Arikurin then tries to capture the Mizukage with his Resonating Chains, which the Mizukage escapes from by using an explosive clone.
As Gaara narrowly protects his division from another explosion, Arikurin directly takes on the clone and is successfully able to stop the clone after using his Body Trill Technique to keep up with its speed and trapping it in a Curse Mandala. Shikari stops it from exploding by keeping it cool. Gaara later seals the Mizukage and reports their victory to the Allied headquarters.
Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax
During the Fourth Shinobi World War, Kabuto decides to use Madara against the Allied Shinobi Forces and uses Mū as a medium to summon him to the battlefield. After Kabuto points out that he has restored Madara to a state beyond his prime, Madara tests his body by tearing through the Fourth Division, thinning its numbers. Arikurin and the rest of the shinobi alliance attack Madara at once. However, Madara counters with a widespread fire technique, which is countered by the combined usage of Water Formation Wall by several shinobi.
Moving on to general melee attacks, given free reign by Kabuto, Madara wreaks havoc on the Fourth Division, prompting Arikurin to attack him with his Shindo Tanto at maximum power after infusing himself with Nature Energy. Madara, shocked at the strength of this attack, asks Arikurin if he wants to dance while taking a sword from the body of a dead shinobi. Arikurin is able to go toe-to-toe with Madara for a series of mutual strikes. Madara responds by activating his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan and blocking the attack with his Susano-easily knocking back Arikurin and destroying his blade. Madara goes on to continue decimating the division's forces. The Fourth Division's initial attempts to stop Madara fail as he protects himself with Susanoo.When the Fifth Kazekage, Third Tsuchikage, and one of Naruto Uzumaki's shadow clones combine efforts, Madara is forced to activate his Rinnegan and absorb the attack.
Realising his enemies were too dangerous for him to hold back to basic ninjutsu and taijutsu, Madara pulls down a meteorite from the atmosphere. When the Kazekage and Tsuchikage successfully stop it, Madara adds a second meteorite to his attack, both of which fall upon and devastate the Fourth Division. As the giant meteorite descends, Ōnoki tells the Allied Shinobi not to give up before even trying. He flies towards the meteorite intending to lighten it. Gaara orders everyone to retreat, as Arkurin stays behind to help Ōnoki weaken the boulder with his Melody Arm that he summoned from a scroll. Believed to be the end, Arikurins questions whether this was the power of a god. He uses his Body Trill Technique to fly upward toward the meteorite.
As he is flying upward, Arikurin gathers chakra in his hand and sound energy in his Melody Arm. Arikurin releases a massive sound wave from him arm combined with to help shatter the it. This is known as Vacuum Palm Mountain Crusher. In the aftermath is found severely wounded but still alive. With his ears ringing and zero feeling in his right arm, Arikurin watches the 5 Kage take on Madara. After the five Kage were ultimately defeated and left severely wounded, Madara finds and reunites with Obito while he's engaged in combat with Naruto, Killer B, Kakashi Hatake, and Might Guy. Later, upon the arrival of Karin, Suigetsu and Orochimaru at the battlefield, Arikurin was healed by Karin who thanked him for saving her previously from Sasuke. After being considerably healed and regaining movement in his right arm, Arikurin in turn helped in healing Ōnoki, Tsuande, and the other Kage. With no time to lose, they all made their way to the battlefield atop Gaara's sand.
Arikurin along with the rest of the Allied Shinobi Forces later relocated to the battlefield where the jinchūriki were. With the newly reformed Team 7 leading the charge, the Allied Shinobi Forces make an attack on the Ten-Tails. As the Alliance goes inside the barrier, the Ten-Tails creates an army of monsters to defend itself from attack. These monsters possessed an animal-like shape and operating on all fours with spiked protrusions on their heads and backs. Arikurin is able to defeat many at a time using Sound Release: Twin Roaring Lions, but Ten-Tails constantly creates bigger and more powerful monsters. Team 7 summons their corresponding beasts to accompany them on the battlefield.
Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki
Gamakichi, wanting to make some final contribution to the fight before he was forced to return to Mount Myōboku, attacked with his Starch Syrup Gun. Arikurin realised Obito was vulnerable to senjutsu. Arikurin summons Gamashiki and begins to infuse nature energy. Obito created a replica of the God Tree, the first step in performing the Infinite Tsukuyomi. The tree started absorbing chakra from those nearby until they die, a fate that Arikurin nearly succumbed to until he was saved by the Shikari. When Tsunade arrives on the battlefield, she replenishes Arikurin's chakra so that he can rejoin the fight. Arikurin activates Sage mode and plays a melody, boosting the Allied Forces chakra flow, using the scabbard of his Shindō Tantō.
Madara has been restored to life and has neutralised the First. Arikurin was quick to notice Madara had been restored into living flesh thanks to his Byakugan. He tries to stab a vital point with a senjutsu enhanced sword but is caught Madara. Madaras says he remember Arikurin's chakra and a sneak attack wouldnt work twice-having already fought Arikurin once. The prolonged fighting exhausts Arikurin leaving him with little chakra to spare. Arikurin isn't able to stop Madara in time to stop the Infinite Tsukuyomi from being cast. He and most of the world later fall prey to the Infinite Tsukuyomi.
Arikurin worked as a Ninja for hire for various organizations and villages, eventually being hired by Orochimaru and starting the Otogakure Anbu
Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky
Orochimaru hires Team Fue,(who would later become founders of Otogakure Anbu), to steal the blueprints of the Tobishachimaru. Team Fue is able to find the blueprints to the vessel before the ship crashes in Kusagakure.
Shikamaru Hiden: A Cloud Drifting in Silent Darkness
A group of 5 Oto-Anbu attempt to kidnap Ōnoki after he departs Shikamaru Nara's house after a few games of shogi. The 2 body guards are easily defeated. Onoki summons earth golems to assist him in battle. Anbu trade blows with golems until they are defeated. Onoki prepares for a fight to the death in order to stop the Anbu from capturing him. Arikurin finds himself at the receiving end of Onoki's Dust Style attack and appeared to had been atomized. But Arikurin is revealed to have been saved at the last moment by using his Sound Release: Body Trill Technique, while that happens Onoki manages to kill an Anbu in combat. However Onoki gets exhausted and is revealed to be a sand clone, shocking the Anbu.
Flying above the remaining 4 Anbu, Onoki prepares to let off a massive Dust Style attack but is caught in a pyramid-like chakra cage which will slowly constrict as the user moves his hands closer together called the Curse Mandala. As Onoki struggles to get out of the Curse Mandala, Hayato Orochi uses the Binding Snake Glare Spell technique to summon a snake out of his sleeve towards Onoki. As the snake flies towards the contricted Onoki the Curse Mandala technique is cancelled and Onoki is struck by the snake. The snake coils around Onoki, contricting his movement yet again. The snake bites down onto Onoki's neck and he falls unconscious and falls to the ground, now able to be freely kidnapped without resistance. The Anbu Agents able to skilfully probe the mind of Onoki before Arikurin erases his memory of the battle.
Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise
When word gets out that more than a hundred Konoha, Kumo, and Kiri shinobi have gone missing, Orochimaru has the Anbu find information about the Dark Thunder Group. Sasuke along with Orochimaru, Arikurin, and 2 other Anbu go to meet En Oyashiro, a notorious kekkei genkai collector. When meeting with En Oyashiro, Orochimaru reveals to him that Sasuke is a kekkei genkai owner himself, causing Sasuke to be forced into participating in the tournament. This allows the 3 Anbu agents to pose as shinobi fighting in the tournament.
Megumi Hiden: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Rumors had reached Otokagure Anbu HQ about unusual activity in the Land of Keys. The Land of Keys are known for their skills espionage, so any information from that area needed to be fact checked. Arikurin had dealt with a spy named Hanare and their leader Kaito years prior. He took it upon himself to attempt to spy on the area and gain useful intel. There, he is easily found by the Land of Keys Anbu. and he teams up with Megumi as they uncover a plan by the Kara Outer. Along the way, Megumi reveals that it all began when her adoptive father, Kaitō, was discharged from a hospital owned by a man named Victor, who unbeknownst to them, is a Kara inner. Since then a foul chakra has drifted about that village, which was discovered to be a God Tree. Following a quickly crafted plan, Megumi and Arikurin managed to destroy the tree and Kaitō.
After a gruesome cross-examination by Hinge ANBU and Jōmae Military, Arikurin was freed but remained close to the village. Later, he and Megumi are attacked by Ōtakshiki Ōtsutsuki, a celestial being who claimed to be observing their crusade against Kaitō and his God Tree. Son Gokū took control of Megumi's body and together with Arikurin along with a deadly kinjutsu, killed Ōtakshiki but at the expense of Son Gokū's own life. In a desperate attempt to escape death, Ōtakshiki branded her with a Kāma.
Academy Entrance Arc
After becoming a legitimate shinobi village in the eyes of the Shinobi Union, Oto-Anbu member works jointly with Konoha. Mitsuki was allowed to transfer into Konoha's Academy as a sign of mutual trust between the villages. Arikurin is appointed Otogakure’s Ambassador to Konohagakure. After Boruto noted the chakra that possessed Magire Kakuremino took the form of a monster, Mitsuki relaid the information back to Otogakure, during which Arikurin questioned why only Boruto could see it.
School Trip Arc
When learning of civil unrest in Kirigakure and rumours of the Sixth Mizukage killing off people against the peaceful expansion of his village, Orochimaru sent Otogakure Anbu to investigate, hoping to find useful new allies. Ultimately, Arikurin reported that the horrific rumours on Chōjūrō were in fact done by Shizuma Hoshigaki, who used the Mizukage as a diversion for his plans at a coup d'état, which were stopped with the aid of Boruto Uzumaki.
Graduation Exams Arc
As Konoha's Academy classes began preparing for graduation exams, Orochimaru stealthily came to the village with Arikurin, to avoid any commotion from villagers still uneasy about his presence. Meeting with Naruto in his office, they discussed Danzō's research he was analyzing and Mitsuki.
Genin Mission Arc
Team 7's first mission, they were assigned a D-rank to aid the Green Banks village who are being attacked by bandits for their crops. On the mission Konohamaru confirmed the involvement of Pale Blue Valley hired shinobi when a ransom note demands the bridge's deed in exchange for Kiri's life. Considering whether or not to continue the mission, the village was attacked by the missing-nin, leading to Konohamaru rushing to save Boruto from Ashimaru before he retreated. As Konohamaru realized that there was more being hidden, Ashimaru and Hidari's actions made Konohamaru request Konohagakure for help. Arikurin was dispatched.
Later, the village was attacked, during which Kiri is abducted. Pursuing the attackers, Konohamaru traded the deed for Kiri. After the exchange occurred with Arikurin as backup, Hidari and Ashimaru decide on killing them all, prompting Konohamaru to task the genin in fleeing with Kiri. Hidari manages to immobilise Konohamaru with a trap, and sends Ashimaru to deal with the genin. Pursuing Ashimaru, Arikurin used Sound Release: Twin Roaring Lions to defeat and interrogate for intel. Completing the mission, he returned to Konoha.
Byakuya Gang Arc
After Otogakure dealt with series of thefts in smaller nearby villages thanks to thieves, Otogakure Anbu were dispatched to gain any intel possible. They concluded the press eve of an Ice Kekkei Genkei. Later, Arikurin investigated Konoha Bank being robbed by the Byakuya Gang with Kōtarō Fūma after noting the similarities between the thefts and the robbery.
Later, after the thieves spread lies and orchestrated a protest against the Kaminarimon Company, 2 Oto-Anbu and Arikurin were tasked with deescalating the crowds after it was discovered genjutsu was behind the village protests.
Versus Momoshiki Arc
Later, Arikurin observed the final round matches of the Chūnin Exams taking place in Konoha. Momoshiki and Kinshiki Ōtsutsuki attacked the venue in search for Naruto, leading to Arikurin to help defend. He summoned 2 shadow clones to help. Together they used his Sound Release to blast away falling debris. After helping to save spectators, Arikurin summons Gamashiki and they begin to gather nature energy with his 2 shadow clones. In the meantime, he attempted to fight Momoshiki but had his Sound Release: Twin Roaring Lions absorbed by the Rinnegan in his hand. Forced to retreat for a moment, Arikurin composed himself and began to formulate a strategy.
Arikurin attempted to activate Sage mode but his shadow clones were attacked before doing so by Urashiki Ōtsutsuki, who also stole a portion of Arikurin's chakra which rendered him unconscious for a moment-easily piercing through Arikurin's rotation to strike him and steal some of his chakra. After he awoke, Arikurin pursued him alongside Chōjūrō and Gaara. As Urashiki began revealing copied techniques like Arikurin's Sound Release: Vacuum Palm and Garra's sand manipulation, Arikurin managed to capture him in a Curse Mandala while Garra and Chojuro were about to finish him off only for Urashiki to reveal his Rinnegan and escape. The 3 returned to the stadium to see Kinshiki and Momoshiki kidnap Naruto, so Arikurin joined the other Kage, Sasuke, and Naruto's son, Boruto, in rescuing him.
Mitsuki's Disappearance Arc
After Mitsuki's apparent betrayal of Konohakagure, the village was put on lockdown. Despite this, Boruto and Sarada decided to sneak out to find Mitsuki. Team 10 was assigned to find and bring back the two genin. The following day, they managed to intercept them. As the two refused to come back peacefully, they created a distraction and then attempted a decoy with Boruto's shadow clones. This succeeded in splitting up Team Moegi between the jōnin and her students. Moegi quickly subdued her targets, which were the decoy shadow clones. On the way back to her team, she was intercepted by a cloaked assailant. Orochimaru sent Arikurin (while concealing his identity as the Nohkan Shinobi) to stall her long enough for them to reach Ryūchi Cave. As she continued battling Arikurin, he suddenly retreated. Moegi quickly realized that he was a diversion.
Later, Shikadai managed to sneak into the Tsuchikage's office to contact his father via phone, revealing that Iwagakure was taken over as part of a plan by Ōnoki. The call was then cut short as the enemy forced Shikadai to retreat. At Oto-Anbu HQ. Arikurin monitors the conversation and heads directly to Iwa. Upon arriving in Iwagakure, he found it being over-run by the Akuta. He sends word back to Oto-Anbu HQ for back-up. As Arikurin disguised his chakra and ventured deeper into the village, he found a secret underground laboratory, shocked at the work that was being conducted. He was then approached by Mitsuki and Konohamaru. While Mitsuki and Konohamaru sabotaged the base with explosives, Arikurin found and freed the Fourth Tsuchikage, letting her go to save her village. Ultimately, the Fabrications were defeated by the combined effort of Arikurin and Ōnoki, who passed away from the effort. As the Hokage and an escort arrived to help, Arikurin gave a full report on the events.
When Jūgo abruptly left the base to deal with an outbreak of cursed seals infecting wildlife, Orochimaru tasked Arikurin, Suigetsu and Karin with retrieving him. They ultimately encountered Sumire Kakei, whose Nue attacked them abruptly. After Suigetsu over-exerted himself to knock her and her summoning out, they were approached by Team 7, who revealed that Jūgo was apprehended by the Land of Rivers' researchers. From Sumire Kakei, they learned that two assailants had special collars that let them harness cursed seals of their own. Realising that this duo was working with the Land of Rivers' researchers, they concluded the outbreak must have been stared by them. The group came up with a plan and split up. Arikurin was to keep a perimeter watch over the forest. He sensed that Jūgo had reached his full transformation and broke free. Arikurin headed quickly in that direction.
Upon arriving to the lake, Jūgo fought to contain his transformation. Tosaka arrived and fully transformed with his cursed seal to defeat and restrain Boruto before he turned to Jūgo. When Jūgo fully transformed, he quickly defeated Tosaka and proceeded to absorb his cursed seal. Still on a rampage, Jūgo turned his attention to Boruto until Arikurin and Nue intervened. Arikurin kept Jūgo occupied long enough for Boruto to devise a plan on how to revert Jūgo's transformation by inflicting significant damage. After Boruto managed to cause Jūgo's transformation to recede, Mitsuki arrived with Konohamaru and Suigetsu, having acquired a serum to remove the infection. Suigetsu consumed it and merged with the lake to rain it over the birds. Arikurin returned to Oto with Karin, Jūgo and Suigetsu, having also taken a powerless Tosaka as a prisoner.
One-Tail Escort Arc
Arikurin alongside Sasuke, Gaara, Kankurō, members of the Oto-Anbu Sealing Team, and a Suna genin team assembled at the Tailed Beast's location. Arikurin sent a messenger swiftlet to inform Otogakure of the location and that he might be on Urashiki Ōtsutsuki's trail. There, Arikurin, Sasuke and Gaara fought Urashiki and his puppets he stole from Toneri Ōtsutsuki. . As the two sides battled evenly, Boruto suddenly appeared, prompting Sasuke to protect his student, leading him to become distracted and Urashiki taking some of his chakra. As Sasuke lept toward his opponent, Urashiki teleported him to another dimension. As he no longer had to deal with Sasuke, Urashiki found an opening to steal more chakra from Arikurin, The Oto-Anbu sealing team had finally infused enough chakra and were able to help suppress Urashiki in Garra's Desert Layered Imperial Funeral Seal. Also during which, to make sure Urashiki would not sense its chakra, Shukaku willingly sealed itself inside a kettle.
After recovering some of his stolen chakra, Arikurin joins Boruto and Kankurō in escorting Shukaku to Konoha. Soon afterwards, they found themselves engaged by four Urashiki's puppets. Wanting to give the team time to escape and seeing it as a fun challenge as a puppet-user himself, Kankurō decided to face the puppets alone while Arikuin, Boruto and Shinki moved ahead with the tailed beast. Noticing a massive explosion from the battlefield, Arikurin insisted to head on despite because the mission is the priority, but Boruto went back by himself. Arikurin and Shinki initially continued toward Konoha before being attacked by puppets. Once Boruto, Temari, and Shiakdai arrive, Arikurin continues toward Konoha with Shukaku, surpressing his chakra.
Arikurin fianlly begins to approach the Land of Fire, but Urashiki intercepts him. Arikurin wonders how he tracked Shukaku when the kettle should suppress their chakra and Arikurin was using his Silent Hummingbird Technique. Urashiki explains he watched them through the puppets, and reveals his Byakugan. Immediately, Arikurin activates sage mode and traps Urashiki in a Massive Curse Mandala with the help of 3 shadow clones-allowing his real self to continue to head toward the border.
Once reaching the border of the Land of Fire, Arikurin is then approached by Sai Yamanaka and high-ranking Oto-Anbu member, who had received Arikurin's earlier swiftlet. Sai delivered Shukaku to Naruto, while Arikurin ordered the Oto-Anbu to alert HQ-requesting back-up to assist in border security.
Kara Actuation Arc
When word that the cell of the First Hokage was stolen from Konohagakure spread and Mitsuki’s full recovery, Orochimaru and a three-man squad consisting of Mitsuki, Arikurin and 1 unnamed Oto Anbu to reclaim it. Upon arriving, they learned that the previous holder of the target, Sakuya, had been killed and discovered the sprouting of the God Tree created by Victor. He found Mugino attempting to leave the country safely with the unconscious Valleys Daimyō. He was stopped by a Kara Outer, who was instantly defeated by Arikurin and his team. In the distance, Arikurin senses a battle and moves to the location with a masked Mitsuki while Orochimaru and the Oto Anbu dealt with Victor.
They found Team 7 struggling to defend himself from the vicious assault of Deepa. As Deepa continues to overpower Sarada and Boruto. He almost lands a solid hit on Boruto, who is rescued at the last moment by Mitsuki. At the sametime, Arikurin removes his black cloak, uses his Twelve-Tone Technique and attacks Deepa with a barrage of clones, which Deepa easily pelts the clones away with carbon. The real Arikurin attacks from above, but Deepa Blocks his with a punch enhanced by his carbon and both are sent flying backwards away from each other. Deepa and Arikurin clash as Team 7 prepares a finishing attack. Deepa's armour growing more cracks due to the constant attacks from Arikurin's Shindo Tanto. Using Arikurin as a distraction. Mitsuki supports Boruto, wrapping his arm around Boruto's and adding his senjutsu chakra to the attack. Sarada also adds her chakra to it. Together, they overpower Deepa, breaking his armour and body with a Super Compression Rasengan. During which, Orochimaru destroyed the God Tree and defeated Victor. After succeeding and the enemies defeated, Arikurin decided to leave and reconnect with Orochimaru.
Upon returning to the Oto-Anbu HQ, Arikurin reported to Orochimaru. They revealed what they learned about Victor and his involvement with Kara. He also noted the existence of "Outers" who apparently worked as spies for Kara. In light of this news and what was discovered after investigating Victor's company, Arikurin tasks his subordinates in Otogakure Anbu to investigate “Kara”.
Otogakure Anbu were assigned the task of investigating the wreckage of an airship crashed on the outskirts of the village. This team was lead by Arikurin and were the first to arrive at the crash. While the 2 Oto-Anbu stood guard outside, Arikurin ventured into the wreckage. Ao soon approached this team, to ask them about the whereabouts of the content of the box on the airship they encountered. Not receiving an answer, Ao summoned his Mirror Drones, which knocked out the Oto-Anbu with a sneak attack energy blast. During this time, while inspecting the container, he found a data unit. After downloading its information Arikurin returned outside. Immediately, he was surrounded Ao and countless autonomous puppets now guarding the blimp.
Ao asked him to hand over the information he found on the ship. Once he refused, Ao aimed his gun at Arikurin to stun him and attempting to steal his Byakugan as well. Ao then unleashed a barrage of Fire Release Bullets from his gun. Arikurin protected injured team with an Earth Style wall. Ao then unleashed a hidden weapon from his prosthetic shoulder, blasting through Arikurin's wall and knocking them a few meteres back. Arikurin then summons 3 shadow clones to help stall Ao as he escapes with the intel. Ao stops his pursuit of Arikurin when he finds Konohamaru tending Mugino's injuries while in a cave with his students and Katasuke Tōno.
After Delta of Kara assaulted the village and failed to retrieve Kawaki from Naruto, Shikamaru voiced his concerns again about keeping the boy so close to the village. Despite his protests, he was outvoted on removing the boy. While accepting this vote, Shikamaru instead decided to put additional security on Kawaki, including having Arikurin regularly report to him in case of any new activity from Kawaki.
Arikurin detects and is shaken by a sinister chakra. Kawaki's Kāma releases a mass of chakra, turning into a portal through which Jigen appears. Naruto attacks, but is kicked aside by Jigen, who manifests rods to pin him down. Arikurin and Konohomaru attempt to aid Naruto, despite his warnings to stand back. Arikurin uses his Byakugan and Body Trill Technique to dodge Jigens Rods but Konohamaru is pined down.
Fearing for the Hokage's safety, with Jigen's power entirely above Delta's and capable of either killing or severely injuring Naruto, Kawaki stepped in and submitted, agreeing to back willingly with Jigen if he spared Naruto. While Jigen agreed to the terms, Naruto refused to comply. Jigen responded by teleporting himself and Naruto to another dimension with Arikurin, chasing after them. Jigen intends to leave them stranded in the other dimension, but Sasuke arrives, changing his plans to deal with Jigen there.
Fighting at full power together, Arikurin, Sasuke, and Naruto struggled against Jigen's perplexing powers. Arikurin helped Sasuke eventually deduced that Jigen's abilities allow him to shrink matter to microscopic levels and return it to its original size instantaneously. Recognizing Arikurin's impressive analytical skills and prowess with his dōjutsu, Jigen noted that he must eliminate Arikurin first. Before Sasuke was able to inform Naruto about the full extent of Jigen's capabities, Jigen progressed his Kāma to the next stage, his appearance reminiscent of the newly discovered Ōtsutsuki-clan member. Jigen blocks and avoids their attacks, and knocks Arikurin in the side of a cliff with a massive right kick and again pins him with rods. He procedes to kick Sasuke out of Susanoo and he punches Naruto out of Kurama. He baits Jigen with a Rasengan, but Sasuke switches places, intending to behead Jigen, who protects himself by manifesting rods from his neck. Sasuke attempts to burn Jigen with Amaterasu, who merely absorbs them with Kāma. Sasuke is concerned he won't have enough chakra to leave the dimension with his space-time ninjutsu. Jigen notices a crack on his body, noting it's too much power for this body to contain, stressing his need for Kawaki. He decides to wrap things up. Jigen resolved to seal Naruto and moved to kill Arikurin and Sasuke, though was hindered by Naruto's shadow clones. Despite Sasuke's protests, Naruto convinced him to return to Konoha so that he can live to fight another day and gave Arikurin a chance to escape as Naruto is sealed into a Pot.
Boro arrives, who was tasked with guarding a pot with Naruto sealed inside. Boro notes the place is only accessible through space–time ninjutsu and asks how Arikurin plans on escaping. Boro challenges Arikurin to come at him. Arikurin attacks him with Vacuum Palm Spiraling Sphere-giving him a moment to hide and heal using his Body Trill Technique.
Not soon after, using the portal, Kawaki and Team 7 enter the dimension that Naruto Uzumaki's chakra is traced back to. While questioning their surroundings, Boro makes himself known, surprised to see Kawaki again. As they engaged him in battle, Boro endured Team 7's by quickly regenerating and exposed them to his Dark Cloud which sapped away their strength. While planning to take Boruto back to Kara along with Kawaki, the combined effort of Mitsuki and Sarada gave the team an opening to retreat. Sarada finds Arikurin resting his injuries. After Mitsuki had Sarada analyse Boro's mist with her Sharingan, which revealed its viral nature, Sarada was picked as team leader and led their counterattack. When she was able to create an opening, Boruto and Kawaki attacked together, having recovered from the virus, destroying Boro's head and much of his upper body.
After regenerating, Boruto and Mitsuki battled off Boro to help Kawaki, only for the foe to repeatedly regenerate. As Kawaki joined in the assault, weathering Boro's counter assault against the tiring children, Arikurin used what chakra he had left and finally made his move. Arikurin used his Byakugan and deduced that his limitless regeneration required a special core in his body, he struck with his Orchestral Stab successfully removing the core. Arikurin collapsed as Boro's scientific ninja tools go haywire, and swells up, going on a rampage. As Boro can't fight anymore, they move to rescue Naruto.
While the kids checked on the Hokage, Boro composed himself enough to attack, striking down Arikurin from behind-further injuring his left left leg severily. As the others were quickly overwhelmed by Boro's massive form, Boruto's mark evolved further, manifesting Momoshiki's will and persona while exhibiting a massive boost in power to beat Boro about. Taking complete control of Boruto's body, Momoshiki obliterated Boro with a gigantic Rasengan. As the Kāma deactivated, Momoshiki warned Boruto that it was not yet time for him to lose everything, leaving Boruto unconscious and falling from the sky. He was caught by Mitsuki and checked on, and upon awakening remembered nothing of Momoshiki's manifestation.
After the team returned to Konoha, they were all taken to the hospital for treatment. Boruto comes to see Arikurin with Sumeria, Kawaki, and Katasuke Tono. Kawaki informed Boruto about his involuntary metamorphosis against Boro, noting that he too underwent a similar episode against Jiren. Kawaki also revealed that each member of Kara was modified with advanced Shinobi-Ware to perform remarkable abilities without ninjutsu. Arikurin's left shin is repaired shinobi-ware, Katasuke noted that it was powered by Arikurin's own chakra and Byakugan. Later, relays this intel to the Otogakure Anbu Scientific Ninja Tools Team. The tech implanted in him is studied by Otogakure.
As a joint mission with Konoha, Arikurin was assigned a mission to investigate Boro's cult in an attempt to learn Kara's Ten-Tails' new whereabouts. Sai and Konohamaru claimed to want to join the cult, the two learned that some cultists would sometimes disappear. Arikurin placed a Genjutsu on one of the cultists and had him lead Arikurin to a secret facility. There he uncovered evidence the missing cultists had died in Kara's Vessel experiments. Despite exposing Boro's role in the plagues that caused many of the cultists to join, and in the death of the missing cultists, many remained loyal to him. Delta arrived to destroy the facility, which shocked Arikurin, Sai, and Konohamaru, who knew she had been destroyed by Naruto. They reported back to him in Konoha and Arikurin reported back to Otogakure.
Amado was detained, where despite his claims of seeking asylum, was very bold while being interrogated. As Shikamaru made his anger for the man known, Amado began explaining all he knew. He revealed that how the Ōtsutsuki have since before recorded history been travelling from planet to planet, harvesting its chakra for the sake of evolving itself while destroying the planet in the process, using the Ten-Tails for the process. He also revealed that Jigen himself was turned into an Ōtsutsuki from being branded by his Kāma of Isshiki Ōtsutsuki. Amado also revealed to have sabotaged the blimp to free Kawaki and likewise ensure that Sasuke would get the intel of Isshiki. Amado's glasses then began beeping. His glasses were taken off, revealing a holographic projection of Jigen talking with Kashin. They learned that Kashin and Amado were working together and that Kashin intended to kill Jigen.
While reviewing the terms of Amado's asylum agreement, he raised the likelihood of Isshiki coming to Konoha to apply a new Kāma to Kawaki, so ordered Sai to begin evacuation procedures for the civilians. As Isshiki attacked, Naruto led Arikurin, Sai, and Shikamaru in taking Kawaki to an underground facility protected from Isshiki's Byakugan, ordering Amado to join them. Danzō had built as a precaution against a Hyūga coup. Upon arriving to Root facility, Naruto attempted to unseal the door but still couldn't get in. Arikurin reveals he had placed a sound-based seal on in immediately upon returning to Konoha after Danzo's death, fearing the Hyuga would attempt to take back his Byakugan back with Danzo out of the picture.
Chūnin Re-Examination Arc
Arikurin investigates the sudden disappearance of Amado.
Following Isshiki's defeat, Otogakure learned that the last Kara Inner left, Code, was a fanatical followed of Isshiki's, who wanted revenge and was more powerful that Jigen without his limiters. The Five Great Shinobi Countries coordinated efforts to locate him before Code could abduct Amado to remove the limiters. Arikurin and his subordinates found Code's Claw Marks near the village's outer walls. Arikurin also reported that several Outers were captured, but their interrogations revealed nothing useful in finding Code. Code is added to the top of Arikurin's Bingo Book.
- In Jiraiya Shinobi Handbook: The Tale of Naruto the Hero, Tsunade's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream version of Arikurin was also a part of Root and was one of its best members. He had a left Sharingan implanted during the 3rd great Ninja War and was a spy for Danzo in the Leaf police force. His anbu appearance is unknown.
- Arikurin's right arm tattoo varies in sizes in pictures due to laziness.
- New Era style is based on Mugino
- New Era Nohkan style is based on Koji Kashin
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