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"You can't prove to them you're not a monster, if you don't show them you're not a monster. Its the way society works, otouto...You've proven to me you're not a monster, now you have to prove to them you're not a monster. I'm here all the way, alright?"
— Kaori talks to Gaara

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Kaori
(カオリ, Kaori)

  • Kaori of the Sand
Debut
Appears in Anime, Manga, Movie
Voice Actors
English Colleen Clinkenbeard Icon - Search
Japanese Fumiko Orikasa Icon - Search
Personal
Birthdate Astrological Sign Virgo August 23
Gender Gender Female Female
Age
  • Part I: 20-24
  • Part II: 25-29
Height
  • Part I: 181 cm
    1.81 m
    5.938 ft
    71.26 in
  • Part II: 183 cm
    1.83 m
    6.004 ft
    72.047 in
Weight
  • Part I: 62.5 kg
    137.789 lb
  • Part II: 63.7 kg
    140.434 lb
Blood type O
Kekkei Genkai Nature Icon Wind Wind Release
Classification Tokubetsu Jōnin
Affiliation Sunagakure Symbol Sunagakure
Rank
Ninja Rank
Ninja Registration 766842
Academy Grad. Age 7
Chūnin Prom. Age 10
Family
Nature Type
Jutsu
Tools

Kaori (カオリ, Kaori) is one of the main supporting characters of the series. She is a Tokubetsu Jōnin of Sunagakure and the only adoptive child of the Fourth Kazekage.

History

Kaori Child

Kaori when she was a child

Kaori was adopted as a child, when she was about nine, as a result of the Kazekage's loneliness from the loss of his wife. She is the oldest of the "children" of the Kazekage. She has an extremely good relationship with Gaara. She has encouraged her siblings to spend time with Gaara and get to know him, and has expressed pride in the better of their relationship. Kaori was always there with their siblings, an example being when she attended Temari's graduation.

Personality

Kaori is a caring and is shows much concern for others, even her enemies. She is a kind, and peaceful woman. She often acts as a mother for her siblings, and this may have been where she developed her motherly nature. Kaori is generally nonchalant, especially in fights among her siblings. This demeanor is always present in battle, and she never seems to abandon this demeanor either, even when she knows she's in a fix. She is extremely loyal, and is a trustworthy person, as she has been noted to know a lot of her siblings secrets and protects them. She can be extremely mysterious, rarely answering person questions relating to her real family or origin, and is sensitive to seeing families, which may indicate she loss of her real family, and her care for Temari, Kankuro and Gaara may branch from this. However, she appears to feel extensive amount of regret over the way she "allowed" Gaara to grow up, and how the siblings are currently as a result of their father's death. She shows an even more extensive amount of regret supposedly of how "selfish" she's acted towards them and the little attention she had paid them.

Appearance

Kaori Younger

Kaori, when she was younger, around the time she attended Temari's graduation

Kaori's light blonde hair is tied into two ponytails one of which being a hair-tie decorated with a skull, and her eyes often change from dark green to ocean blue. She is of average height and weight for someone of her age. Kaori typically wears a loose black tanktop, black baggy snad-resistant cargo pants, and average shinobi sandals. Kaori wears her forehead protector around her left ankle, right above her sandals, though she later wears it on her forehead during the Fourth Shinobi World War. She also wears a black baseball cap with the katakana (ミステリ, Misuteri) for Mystery, which suits her sometimes mysterious personality and her mysterious origin.

When Kaori was younger, around the time she attended Temari's graduation, she wore an outfit similar to Temari's during the Sasuke Retrieval Arc, with the difference of the slight red color to her fan, and the blue obi she wore.

Abilities

Kaori has average skills in ninjutsu but is below proficient in taijutsu. However, she is extremely skilled in genjutsu.

Ninjutsu

Nature Transformation

Kaori, since joining the Kazekage's family, has learned the Wind Release from Temari, but appears to be better at it than Temari. This may be the result of her daily training in the use of a fan and the Wind. This also may result from her being older than Temari, and more developed. This also may be a part of her Tokubetsu Jōnin classification. She is shown to be able to use high-ranking Water Releases, which is a mentioned part of why she is a Tokubetsu Jōnin.

Plot

Part 1

Invasion of Konoha Arc

Kaori makes her first appearance in this arc, seen fighting alongside other Sunagakure shinobi, despite her feelings against the orders of attacking Konohagakure.

Pre-Shippūden Filler Arcs

In both the anime and manga, Kaori can be seen beside Temari waiting in line for ramen at Ramen Ichiraku, being the second non-Konohagakure villager there.

Later, when Matsuri, one of Gaara's students was kidnapped by the Four Celestial Symbols Men, she joins Temari and Kankurō in rescuing her. In doing so, she was introduced to , whom she briefly battled before easily being overpowered (despite her summoning of Kamatari) and nearly killed, had decided not to. She was later seen recovering in the hospital.

It was shortly after this that she revealed her engagement to a young Sunagakure man, Daisuke, and after some time of convincing Gaara, she was married to him. While this wedding was never shown on screen, it is mentioned.

Part ll

Kazekage Rescue Arc

Kaori first appears in Shippūden during this arc, when she tried to attack Deidara in an attempt to protect Gaara, but Deidara attacked her with his clay. At first, it was unknown whether Kaori survived as a large amount of smoke rose from the site but as the smoke cleared, it revealed that Gaara had protected her with his sand and that she was unconscious.

However, Gaara was quickly defeated by Deidara and Kaori was dropped into the streets of Sunagakure below, later to be discovered by Baki and taken to the Suna hospital. Upon Temari arriving, she visits both of her siblings. Once Kaori was able to fight again, Kaori joined Team Kakashi to save Gaara. When Gaara was found and revived by Chiyo's act of self-sacrifice, Kaori quickly joined her siblings in thanking Team Kakashi, namely Naruto, for saving her brother.

Five Kage Summit Arc

Shinobi World War Arc

Relationships

Gaara:

Temari:

Kankuro:

Fourth Kazekage:

Karura:

Naruto Uzumaki:

Trivia

  • She had a rough relationship with the Kazekage, even though he adopted her, which sprouted from his incapability to be there for Kankuro, Gaara, and Temari

Quotes

(To Gaara) "You can't prove to them you're not a monster, if you don't show them you're not a monster. Its the way society works, otouto...You've proven to me you're not a monster, now you have to prove to them you're not a monster. I'm here all the way, alright?"

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