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Databook Collection Thread Part I

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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Akamaru
    Akamaru (from Jovvi's Transcription)

    Soaring like a shooting star with sharp claws and tusks!!

    After the "Saving Shinobi Sasuke" mission, he worked with Kiba as a nin dog, fully realizing his major weaknesses. Had Kiba not survived, he would have been ashamed by the fact he couldn't have saved his master...

    To become strong together with Kiba, to protect Kiba... Since three years ago, as a mission imposed to himself, Akamaru trained zealously‼ Thus, before the little dog knows, he grew up into a white protector...‼

    (uppermost aside)
    In fact, Akamaru is from a large sized dog breed. Now, his massive body is bigger than his master‼

    (upper panel)
    Come on... Pay some attention!
    Akamaru used to get on the top of your head!

    (lower panel)
    Kiba! What's up?

    (lower aside)
    From taking rides from Kiba to giving rides to Kiba‼
    His sense of smell and mobility always makes him lead the way on mission.

    Stats:
    Date of Birth: July 7th (7 years old, cancer)
    Height: 127.7cm - Weight: 80.5kg - Blood Type: ?
    Personality: Active, devoted (献身的, the transcript was wrong)
    Favorite food: Kiba's special dog food
    Desired opponent: Kuromaru
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Akimichi Chouji
    Akimichi Chouji (秋道チョウジ)
    Konoha, Chuunin

    Ninjutsu: 3,5
    Taijutsu: 3,0
    Genjutsu: 1,0
    Intelligence: 2,0
    Strength: 4,5
    Speed: 2,0
    Stamina: 3,5
    Seals: 1,0

    A~ll right! I'll eat Shikamaru's portion too~!!

    Power with an insatiable appetite
    Satisfying his stomach and training hard!!

    About three years ago, Chouji took his clan's secret pills. After that, he was hit with a new curse called "rebound". While growing up into adulthood, he also had to increase his weight every day. That is why even these days, it is impossible for him to use the "Chubby style" too much. However, that day's fight gave Chouji great self-confidence. He realised he too had the power to save his friends...!! Because of this, Chouji trained zealously and continued eating... He believes in the "pride" that says "food" governs the "Akimichi"...!!

    [picture of Chouji doing Partial Multisize Technique on his arm]
    ←He can now use the Akimichi clan's secret "Partial Multi-Size Technique"* without the aid of pills!! The result of untiring hard work...!!

    [picture of Chouji doing Spiked Human Bullet Tank]
    ↑His specialty, the "Spiked Human Bullet Tank"**, has also undergone improvement.

    [picture of Chouji, about to attack Sai]
    ←His combo with his sworn friend Shikamaru is also doing good. Thanks to their hearts' connection, they display magnificent teamwork!!

    [picture of Chouji almost hearing the word "fatty"]
    As much as he's a kind person, he holds a lot of anger. Finishing the word "fa...*" is definitely taboo...!!

    *As in "fatty"

    Ninja registration number: 012625
    Date of Birth: 1st May (16-years-old, Taurus)
    Height: 172,3cm
    Weight: 87,5kg
    Blood type: B
    Personality: Glutton, easygoing
    Favourite food: Korean barbecue, snack pastries
    Least favourite food: Inedible things
    Desired opponent: When out of food, anyone is OK
    Favourite word: Meat (肉, niku)
    Hobbies: Buying (and immediately consuming) sweets

    Academy graduation age: 12
    Chuunin promotion age: 14
    Mission experience:
    D-rank: 17
    C-rank: 13
    B-rank: 6
    A-rank: 3
    S-rank: 0

    * Partial Multi-Size Technique (部分倍化の術, Bubun Baika no Jutsu)
    **Spiked Human Bullet Tank (肉弾針戦車, Nikudan Hari Sensha)
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Aburame Shino
    Page 018
    Aburame Shino Chuunin

    The face of a friend is something you should remember.

    stats:
    Ninjutsu: 4
    Taijutsu: 1.5
    Genjutsu: 2
    Intelligence: 4
    Strength: 1.5
    Speed: 3
    Stamina: 3
    Fuuinjutsu: 2

    Page 019
    He values silence, but in his chest, insects crawl and genuine feelings rush‼

    Main text: He has the shy nature of the Aburame Clan. The truth behind the "silence" of the clan is they are having "conversation" with the insects inhabiting their body. As the years pass, the "conversations" get more complex, the connection between Shino and his insects grows stronger. Therefore, the secret jutsu increase the maturity of the taste to the extreme‼ The cralwing insects bring victory to Shino and his companions, but fear and defeat to their ennemies...‼ On the other hand, the conversations with other people seem rather distant, that's the fate of the clan. For all that, Shino is silent and works hard on the missions. Thus, he swore to himself he'll put action before words, this is his will.

    Upper picture's side text: It's the result of their daily conversation. Loyal as if they were part of himself, the insects obey...‼ Shino: "Scatter"

    Right picture, Shino: "Go"

    Middle picture's side text: Too many words leak out of his month as his concentration rise to analyze the battle. This ability is outstanding‼ Shino: "In other words, this guy feign to avoid the attaque, but as a matter of fact, he didn't avoid it, your jutsu and bodies slipped through."

    Lower picture's side text: His destiny is to be plagued by loneliness. Because of that, hurtful comments get out of his month unexpectedly... Shino: "You easily recognized Kiba... Naruto"

    Stats:
    Ninja Registration Number: 012618
    Date of Birth: 23rd January (16 years old, aquarius)
    Height: 175.1cm - Weight: 56.6kg - Blood Type: AB
    Personality: Austere, secretive, pokerface
    Favorite food: Wild grass salad、winter melon
    Least favorite food: Stuff with strong smell
    Desired opponent: Strong people
    Favorite word: Trump card
    Hobbies: Insect observation (ecology)

    Academy Graduation Age: 12
    Chuunin promotion Age: 14
    D-rank: 17
    C-rank: 17
    B-rank: 9
    A-rank: 1
    S-rank: 0
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Chiyo
    Main text

    Page 1

    Chiyo, a veteran kunoichi who once left foreign shinobi awestruck, thanks to her superior skill in medical ninjutsu, taijutsu, and puppeteering jutsu. Now however, she's a Sunagakure (Hidden Sand) councilor, perfectly happy to just sit around a fishing pond with her little brother. The protracted unrest instilled feelings into Chiyo, of resentment towards foreign countries, and impatience towards her own, and with the passing of time, a sense of resignation forced itself upon her, leaving her to merely spend day after day, waiting for a quiet death.
    However, some unexpected visitors shook her out of apathy. The man who stole her son's life, Konoha's White Fang. The woman who'd put her through so many hardships, Tsunade-hime. They were descendants and pupils of her sworn enemies... Shinobi of the next generation... Their presence made Chiyo aware of how time had passed, and cued her into standing tall once again!!

    Page 2

    [The Value of Experience]
    Tsunade-hime was once a bitter enemy, whose disciple, Sakura, is now an ally she has to put her trust in. Seeing her fierce struggle set aflame Chiyo's kunoichi's fighting spirit...!!
    Chiyo went through numerous battlefields. The experience and intuition that came along with the spinning hands of time* are her greatest co-actors, and she converts them into weapons unequaled!! Then, she puts up an entrancing, grand performance, to illuminate the shinobi's future!!

    [Remorse]
    Sasori had lost his parents, a tragedy he couldn't overcome. She initiated him into puppeteering jutsu. For the protection of the village, she sealed a bijuu into Gaara to make him a war implement...... Ironically, the past she dedicated to "the benefit of others" leaped across time, metamorphosed into a menace for those who live in the present day... Chiyo achieves redemption, at the cost of her own existence. The expression she showed in her last moments was a peaceful one. That of someone who ushered in an era's twilight, and hope for the future.

    Captions

    Page 1

    -I've been dying to spoil my cute little grandson for quite some time...

    -The shinobi flower that won't wither in spite of the flowing sands of fate!!

    Page 2

    -Beyond hate and reprisals**, the young shinobi show her the vision of a springtime everlasting***.

    Picture comments

    Page1

    -She pulls the strings of her puppeteering jutsu with her fingertips!! The miraculous art, deeply ingrained into her, doesn't give away the slightest hint of weakness!!

    -A woman is all about courage, charm, love and respect!! She shows a mischievious side unexpected from one so advanced in age.

    Page 2

    -Her elegant dance of the puppets becomes a blade that carves open the way to the future!!

    -For the village's sake, Chiyo herself sealed in the darkness... A heavy crime, prompting a certain determination into her.

    -A jutsu which uses one's life as a catalyst, to revive even the dead... The jutsu she violated taboos to develop for her grandson, comes in to rescue the future...
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Fukasaku
    Main text:

    The Sacred Mountain where numerous Toads are assembled. In Myoubokuzan (Mt. Myouboku), he is one of the Two Great Toad Sages, second in status to the Grand Toad Hermit. He is also a teacher to Jiraiya, from the Sannin. The one who personally pounded the power of the Toads and Senjutsu into him. Trained up in the use of chakra in symbiosis with Nature, this 800 year-old doesn't know decline. His demeanor gives out a sense of magnificence, and the Toads under his command hold him in great esteem, calling him the "Boss". Because the number of people who summon him is extremely limited, he doesn't take an active part in conflicts, but the one times when he does proceed onto the battlefield, he will let out his out-of-this-world jutsu, as so many miracles!!

    Captions:

    Don't overdo it, Mom.

    The Great Hermit Toad, the Mountain Sage who governs the population of Myoubokuzan!!

    Picture comments:

    Fukasaku: Jiraiya-chan, the Grand Oldtimer-sama's had a dream about you. As you already know, it's a prophecy. Listen closely.
    - Holding session at the place where the Grand Toad Hermit makes his prophecies, his wife and him fulfill their important duty!!

    - He's not all about Senjutsu. He excels at handling ninja tools, such as smokescreen bombs!!

    Fukasaku: Yeah... When we're done, Jiraiya-chan and I'll get back home to eat lunch.
    - Shima and him have arguments, like some comical "marital strife" duo. But deep down, they're brimming with affection [towards each other]
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Danzou
    Danzou



    Ninja ID: 000272
    Age: 72
    Birthday: 6th January (Capricorn)
    Height: 170cm
    Weight: 52.7kg
    Blood Type: AB
    Personality: Ambitious, Secretive, Unyielding
    Favourite food: Hijiki*, Genmaicha*
    Least favourite food: Warabimochi*
    Wants to fight: Nobody
    Favourite phrase: "Do not waver."
    Hobby: Art appreciation, writing diaries

    Graduated the Academy at ?
    Became a Chuunin at ?

    Missions completed:
    D-Rank: ?
    C-Rank: ?
    B-Rank: ?
    A-Rank: ?
    S-Rank: ?



    The dark side of Konoha, supporting the tree from deep within its roots!


    - The leader of the Roots makes his appearance, coinciding with Naruto's return. There is considerable tension between him and the current Hokage, granddaughter of the First and keeper of the old ways.
    - These shinobi represent the way of the Roots. They are the dark side of Konoha, and act as Danzou's concealed weapons.
    - Seen as the "hawk" of Konoha. In his mind's eye he sees a future of his owndesign...


    Long ago, Danzou opposed Sarutobi Hiruzen in the running for the position of Hokage. His idea of a ninja is "one who sacrifices his own will completely for the wishes of his country and his village". Due to that outlook, he lost his chance at the position. Following this, he created his own personal group within the Hokage-controlled Anbu, called the Roots. He raised shinobi to conform to his will, establishing a grip on the "darkness" of Konoha. Now that the Third Hokage has died, it remains to be seen what path the Roots will take.






    *Danzou has to be awkward by choosing foods peculiar to Japan.
    - Hijiki: A brown seaweed that only grows around Japan's end of the Pacific.
    - Genmaicha: A tea made from blending Japanese green tea and roasted brown rice.
    - Warabimochi: A sweet especially popular in the Kansai region. It is made with bracken and ends up translucent, cool and sprinkled with soybean flour. This is not real mochi, but is named as such because the consistency is very similar.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Deidera Pt. 1
    Page 104

    Deidara

    Art is a bang!

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    Main title: The artist who strives to attain instances of flawless art.

    Picture Caption: This genius was the one who invented a form of art that can fly.

    Top block of text: Deidara – the artist who uses his [hands] to make clay models that can explode. To him, true beauty is the instance of an explosion; it is the [pinnacle of art] to strive for. Hailing from the Hidden Rock Village (Iwagakure), Deidara was often highly praised and greatly admired as a clay artist. Even so, Deidara had a great desire to take his art to even greater heights. Hence, he worked hard to hone his art by practicing and producing more artworks.

    Middle block of text: Before long, Deidara had an immense thirst to learn a form of art which was prohibited in his village. It is a form of [Art that requires the kneading of chakra into clay].He broke the law and attained the means of creating that form of art. He then made an explosion with his “exploding clay”. At last, he can finally create the kind of [Art] that he had longed for. (Further explanation for clarity: Exploding clay is formed by infusing Chakra and clay together. In order to do that, Deidara needed to perform a forbidden jutsu on himself to get those additional mouths, which can infuse chakra together with clay. The jutsu probably gives him the ability to mix Chakra and clay together in his own mouth (the one on his face) too. So yeah, Deidara performed the forbidden jutsu on himself, and then attained the ability to create exploding clay, which made it possible for him to create explosions through his clay creations.)

    Lowest block of text: This is Deidara’s own definition of [Art]. Also, ever since his early days as an artist, it is in Deidara’s nature to be impulsive; impulse governs his behavior. (i.e. he often acts on impulse, doesn’t usually plan ahead. E.g. He didn’t really plan out how he was going to fight Gaara. This also means that he often improvises on the spot.)

    Stats:
    Ninja Registration Number: IW-08721
    Birthday: 5th May (19 years old. Taurus)
    Height: 166.0cm
    Weight: 50.8kg
    Blood Type: AB
    Personality: Prideful, belligerent/warlike
    Favorite food: Oden no Bakudan. Bakudan is boiled egg wrapped in imitation fish meat (i.e. fish cake). Pictures of Bakudan here
    Food that he dislikes the most: Maze Gohan i.e. mixed rice. Pictures of Maze Gohan here
    Person he wants to fight the most: Uchiha Itachi
    Favourite phrase: Art is a bang.
    Hobbies: Creating things and then blowing them up.

    Ninja School Graduation Age: Unknown
    Age where he became a Chuunin: Unknown
    Missions he has completed:
    D rank: 4
    C rank: 27
    B rank: 35
    A rank: 13
    S rank: 3

    Page 106
    Main title:
    To get back the self respect that he lost, he put his life on the line to defeat the Sharingan…

    Black Box on top:
    Title: The artist who lost his pride before Itachi
    Picture caption: Itachi’s appearance, this surely is true art…
    Text: “Exploding clay” user Deidara was forced to experience bitterness for the first time when he fought against…Uchiha Itachi. Up until that day, those who had witnessed his art were either afraid by it, awed by it, despaired by it, or cried at the sight of it. His art is suppose to be perfect…but the Sharingan came along and challenged it. The Sharingan manipulated Deidara’s mind and made him feel fascinated by another form of art, which is something he would never do under normal circumstances.

    Bottom half of the page:
    Title: The curse of the Sharingan

    Picture caption on top: Those red eyes that can see through everything pierced through Deidara’s defeated mind.

    Picture caption below: Seeing his flawless art getting beaten before his very own eyes, Deidara blew up in anger. (pun not intended)

    Text on top: “Envy” and “humiliation”, feelings that Deidara had never felt before, were firmly planted in him after he experienced Itachi’s Sharingan. Soon after, these feelings turned into burning hatred, which greatly impacted Deidara’s way of thinking…

    Text below: He vowed to break the curse of the Sharingan through his Art, with his trump card being his left eye, concealed under his eye-scope. Since then, Deidara has been waiting for a good opportunity to get his revenge.

    Page 107:
    Main Title: The process of art is aimed towards the instance of a climax

    Top half:
    Title: Analysis
    Picture caption: (picture is from here) Deidara assesses the enemy right from the moment that they meet. He observes the enemy calmly and is very objective in his judgment.

    Text: Carving, painting, molding…there are many ways to create art. Likewise, Deidara has several methods of creating his Art. At the start of every battle, Deidara immediately analyzes the surrounding environment and his opponent’s fighting style. This is crucial for Deidara in selecting the right method to attack. Deidara is tenaciously devoted to his Art. He likes tough and challenging battles, because they give him good opportunities show the beauty of his Art.

    Bottom half of the page:
    Title: Setsuteingu (I seriously don’t know what this is maybe it has something to do with ambushing)

    Picture caption: Preparing the stage is his junior’s(i.e. Tobi’s) duty, while Deidara himself takes to the skies to show his Art!!
    Text: When it comes to ambush attacks, a very delicate set up is required. If done right, it can take the beauty of art to a higher level. Deidara definitely spares no effort when it comes to ambushing. Sometimes he hides clay bombs underground, sometimes he takes to the skies, sometimes he cooperates with a partner…in all instances, he carries out thorough and careful Setsuteingu.

    Bottom Text: Moreover, attacking from both the sky and the ground will corner the opponent little by little. This way, Deidara’s explosions will definitely lead him to a flawless victory.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Deidera Pt. 2

    Page 108
    Main title: His existence was sublimated in a blinding flash?!!

    Top half of the page:
    Title: View on Art

    Topmost Picture Caption: Deidara respects fellow artists. He thinks that collaborating with other artists will bring fresh impetus to his art. (i.e. He thinks that by cooperating with fellow artists, they can take art to greater heights)

    Middle Picture Caption:The journey to attaining true art was a struggle for Deidara. Those who challenged Deidara?s definition of art were of no match for him. (My elaboration: Deidara had to go through a lot of trouble to be able to finally create exploding clay. As mentioned earlier, he broke several laws in Rock village by attaining and performing a forbidden jutsu to get his additional mouths. The picture above is Deidara, slightly before fighting Itachi. It means that prior to his fight with Itachi, all of Deidara?s previous opponents, mainly those who challenged his definition of art, were of no match to him.)

    Bottom Picture Captioneidara has an unwavering determination with regard to his Art. Repeated repudiations of his art made him erupt with rage. (i.e. the fact that Sasuke overcame all of Deidara?s art made him so angry that he lost his sanity.)

    Text: Deidara bases his actions on his view of art. Deidara believes that [one?s own work is the best]. He decided to stay in Akatsuki because the organization shares this mantra too. (My elaboration: Dei thinks that being in Akatsuki gives him more freedom than staying in Iwagakure. As in the organization wouldn?t force him to learn a new technique, or force him to discard an old one. The organization believes in giving its members the freedom to hone their own skills.)

    Text: Each member of Akatsuki has their own unique talents. For Deidara, his unique talent is his flawless art. Furthermore, Akatsuki?s goal of collecting Bijuu gives Deidara more opportunities to fight strong opponents. The reward of gaining more battle experience also served as a great impetus for Deidara to stay in Akatsuki. Deidara is proud to be in the ?artist group? of Akatsuki.

    Bottom half of the page:
    Title: Ultimate Art

    Picture Caption: He bravely spread open both hands to show his [Ultimate Art]; true perfection.

    Text: The ?Sharingan?, which is unique to the ?Uchiha? clan, disregarded Deidara?s art. Seeing his art being disregarded like that shattered Deidara?s heart to pieces. He felt that his reputation had just been dealt with a strong blow. Being the proud artist that he was, he would never admit defeat to the Sharingan. His final move was an act of impulse. He was determined to prove that his art was superior to the Sharingan. Now, having changed into the [Incarnation of Art], when Deidara looked back and evaluated the significance of his life, he realized that there was nothing. On the other hand, to be sublimed into a flash of light was like holding one?s own works in his arms, and being admired and praised by everyone. (Me: At least we know that he died somewhat happy?)

    Text: That is because when everyone sees a tall tower of light against the sky, the horror that they feel will be forever be engraved in their minds.

    Page 244
    Secret Ninjutsu: Exploding Clay
    Rank not indicated
    Type: all (offense, defence, complementary, short, mid and long range)
    User: Deidara

    Main title: The joy of destroying enemies by explosions! Perfect art is the interweaving of molding and destroying pretty clay models.

    Top Picture caption: Deidara has a mouth on both his right and left hands. He usually uses his left hand mouth though. (Me: Does this mean that he is left handed??)

    Bottom Picture Caption: Deidara can control when to set off the explosion.

    Text: Art ? is when an object gets sublimated in an instant?it is a ?bang?! The combination of that view with Ninjutsu gives birth to ?exploding clay?. Deidara has several mouths (the word used means several and plural. We know that he has 4 mouths from the manga) that chew and mix his chakra together with his clay to create exploding clay. Deidara uses the exploding clay to create a variety of models. He then yells ?Katsu? to create a gigantic explosion from these clay objects. The clay models make attacking on land, sea and air possible because Deidara can direct them like a remote control by using his Chakra. The destructiveness of Deidara?s exploding clay is dependent on the level of chakra that was mixed into the clay. (C1 to C4 refer to the levels of chakra that Deidara uses to infuse with his clay)

    Page 245
    Main Title: Destructiveness of ?exploding clay? varies in accordance to the level of Chakra used!!

    C1
    The explosive power of this type of exploding clay is small. Hence, it is chiefly used in covert actions such as surprise attacks. The design of the bombs tends to take the shape of a beetle. (Me: I always thought that they were spiders?)

    C2
    Deidara rides on the back of a huge dragon made from exploding clay. The target is pursued with guided missiles, which are vomited out from the dragon?s mouth. Cooperation with a partner, who will set up land mines beforehand, will allow this move to leave a maximum impact.

    C3
    Picture caption: Deidara boasted that the explosive power of the C3 was so formidable that he managed to annihilate his hometown by it. (里 means hometown and village. I am more inclined to believing that it refers to hometown here. I will check this out again once I get the Chinese databook. Or hopefully someone else who is better in Japanese can translate this bit for us).

    Text: This move consists of a huge clay model falling from the sky onto the target. Although it looks simple, it boasts the largest explosive power. (Me: Largest in comparison to C1 to C4. CO definitely causes a bigger explosion that C3) This exploding clay model, which follows the design of a doll, takes the scale and the beauty of an explosion to its utmost limit, and eliminates all that is considered as useless.

    C4
    Picture caption: When the clay figure explodes, tiny bombs scatter and spread over a wide range.

    Text: The exploding clay takes the form of Deidara?s own appearance. When the huge Deidara-like form explodes, ultra-small bombs are scattered over a wide range. These nano-sized bombs cannot be seen by an ordinary person?s eyes. Once inhaled in, the bombs will go to every passage in the target?s body. Countless tiny explosions occur at the cellular level inside the body, causing destruction from the inside. It is only at the point of death that the target realizes that he has been attacked.

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    Secret Ninjutsu: CO
    Rank: Not given
    Type of jutsu: Offense type.
    Range: From short to long.
    User: Deidara
    Title: An amazing explosion at the cost of the user?s life!

    First Picture caption: The chest mouth can mix a large amount of Chakra with clay because it is directly connected to the heart.

    Second Picture caption: Deidara sacrificed his life to become a great explosion that pierced the heavens and carved a mark on earth.

    Text: The ?CO?. This ninjutsu boasts the highest level of destruction from Deidara?s ?exploding clay?. It is his ?Ultimate Art?, and also a demonstration of his self-worth. The art he creates with his chest mouth differs from the kind created by his hand mouths. In this jutsu, chakra is taken directly from the central part of Deidara?s chakra system and kneaded with clay in his chest mouth. This process continues without stopping until the moment of the explosion. (My elaboration: The chakra system consists of channels that connect to the vital points in one?s body. I think that after chakra was kneaded into clay to make it explosive, the resultant explosive clay was absorbed into Deidara?s chakra system. That?s why his veins, which I think are actually his chakra channels, started to show.) In short, the explosion happens from inside Deidara?s body. This ninjutsu showcases the brilliance of his life?s work, and it also sublimates his being along with the surroundings.

    Page 292

    Top half of the page:
    Ninjutsu
    Jutsu name: tsuchi ton - tsuchi ryuu kakure no jutsu i.e. Earth escape. Mole bury no jutsu. (okay, I suck at this)
    C rank ninjutsu. Complementary type of jutsu.
    Users: Deidara/Tobi

    Title: Hidden underground but yet able to move around freely, this truly is an top escape jutsu!!

    Picture Caption: By perceiving the magnetic forces underground, the user does not lose sight of his position.

    Text: Chakra is used to change the soil into fine sand grains. The user then proceeds to dig a tunnel underground like a mole. As the user is able to move around when underground, this jutsu is good for launching surprise attacks. Moreover, the user can dig deep underground and quickly escape to a place that is out of the opponent?s reach.

    Bottom half of the page:
    Secret Ninjutsu
    Jutsu name: Clay bunshin
    Rank not indicated.
    Complementary type of jutsu.
    User: Deidara

    Title: To deceive and capture the enemy with an earth dummy! There is no escape from its stickiness!

    Picture caption: The moment from which Sasuke?s hand goes through Deidara?s body, the latter takes the form of a earth dummy! The clay hardness changes. It twines around the opponent?s arm and locks him in place.

    Text: Among all the other ?bushin jutsus? out there, this is the only one that does the dual role of allowing the user to both escape from, and capture the opponent. This highly convenient jutsu is unique only to Deidara. When the clay bunshin receives an attack, it catches and traps the enemy. If Deidara mixes ?exploding clay? into the clay bunshin, it is possible to make it explode with the enemy still caught with it!! (Me: Remember back then when Deidara's clay bushin exploded in front of Kakashi, Gai and the others? That one was made with exploding clay. The one that trapped Sasuke was probably not made with exploding clay)
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Gaara
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    Kazekage (Godaime) Gaara Kazekage

    In order to be linked to and live for this village

    stats:
    Ninjutsu: 5
    Taijutsu: 2
    Genjutsu: 3.5
    Intelligence: 4
    Strength: 2.5
    Speed: 3
    Stamina: 5
    Seal: 4

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    From weapon to protector, a steady resolution to protect his people‼

    Main text: Because of the village's circumstances, Shukaku was placed inside his body. Since his birth, people thought of him as a "dreadful weapon"... Thus was Gaara's existence, rejected by Suna gakure. It's neither a situation someone would hope for nor a way someone would choose... To force on someone else such an abominable fate. For all that, Gaara chose to look away from this destiny, to change in the eyes of the village's people, to change the links between them. He chose to become Godaime Kazekage. The pain he endured made him stronger, a young village leader was born.

    Upper picture's side text: Before, he assassinated many enemies with his sand daggers, now, it became a strong shield to protect the village.

    Middle picture's side text: There are many ways to make the best use of the earth with his sand jutsu, like increasing its sharpness.

    Lower picture's side text: In order to respect the protocol, he shows highest respect for Chiyo who gave him back his life. Gaara: ...Everyone, let's pray for Chiyo-baa.

    Stats:
    Ninja Registration Number: 56-001
    Date of Birth: 19th January (16 years old, Capricorn)
    Height: 166.1cm- Weight: 50.9kg - Blood Type: AB
    Personality: Calm, fearless
    Favorite food: Gizzard, salted tongue
    Least favorite food: Sweet bean jelly, marron glac?
    Desired opponent: Anyone he had to to protect his village
    Favorite word: Love, future
    Hobbies: Cactus cultivation

    Academy Graduation Age: 12
    Chuunin promotion Age: 14
    D-rank: 0
    C-rank: 9
    B-rank: 8
    A-rank: 14
    S-rank: 3

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    Wielding sand as Kazekage, sand to protect the village's people‼

    Black box: In the middle of a commotion, he's looking for a new way of life with the friend he acquired.

    Black box's main text: While he has similar circumstances to his, Naruto built bonds with many friends. That became the "bright hope" Gaara adopted. His fate was to open up to others and be nice. Throwing away the cursed past of his origins, Gaara found out the same path as Naruto, the same dream‼

    Black box pictures' side text: With the happy feeling of Kankurou's kindness, as he worried about him, Gaara hardened his determination to go forward on the steep road to the Kazekage title. Kankurou: The seniors think badly of you and...... the majority of the village feel nothing but fear for you...... Gaara: As Suna's Kazekage

    Main text: Something that he must protect
    Nowadays, when Gaara choose to take a fight, it's not an act to deprive the life of his opponent. It is to protect the live of the village's inhabitants against foreign enemies, to give them smiling faces everyday...... This is Gaara's new fight as Kazekage.

    Middle pictures' side text: Massacre is not his goal, but the village's preservation. Therefore, he didn't kill the invader, but aimed to capture him. Deidara: As I though, he use the sand to his advantage... that's bothersome... hum

    Lower picture's side text: Even as he suffered severe wounds, he removed his sand to protect the village. Deidara: Huhum... As expected from Kazekage... to muster his final strength to remove the sand out of the village... else, the sand would have dropped all over, which would have been fun.

    Page 063
    Friends think of me, therefore I am... he achieved it, "to be needed"‼

    A small sensation
    As his Bijuu was extracted by Akatsuki, hanging between life and death, his consciousness fading away, Gaara was questioning the meaning of his existence. Am I just a small sensation...!? Because he wanted to be an existence needed by others, he put a lot of efforts into this, but Gaara was sized by the insecurity of his too blurry sense of self. "What am I?"... at that time, as if answering his lonely question, a voice called Gaara's name, a hand touched his shoulder...!!

    Bonds with others
    A voice calling Gaara out of darkness, a friend and the people of his village. That warm touch, Gaara knows it. He has no sense of self, it's something that's defined out of the bonds with other people... or so he say.

    Upper picture's side text: As his consciousness was fading away, Gaara was questioning himself. "Was I needed by someone else...?" Gaara: What...... my hand?...

    Middle picture's side text: Since he's a junchuuriki, if Shukaku were to be extracted out of Gaara, his fate would be death...

    Lower picture's side text: All these people gathered to rescue Kazekage, they made Gaara's existence a definite thing...
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Gerotora
    {page 072}
    Gerotora
    - (no rank, ndt)

    What did ya summon me for!?

    A scroll toad that holds the key to a loathsome power

    He writes seals and sealing formulas on his own abdomen, then he is "stored" inside the body of the contractor who affixed his seal on it and he closely guards the secret information until said contractor dies. Gerotora is one of the "scroll toads", a renowned species that is rare even in Myoubokuzan. He is known to be especially secretive and to possess excellent endurance even among his kin. When the Kyuubi attacked Konoha, he was requested by the Yondaime Hokage to protect the key to the "Hakke Fuuin" performed on Naruto's navel, a heavy responsibility... Now 16 years have passed, and he is still strictly adhering to the contract.

    Gerotora, who was "stored" inside Jiraiya's body, is "released" before his deadly fight.

    The formula of the key written on the scroll is "stored" and "released" with the "Gogyou no In" ("Gogyou seal", ndt).
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Hanzou
    Hanzou

    A legendary name! A shinobi at the very best

    Main text: He ran on the battlefield riding his summoned salamander, a man who's name roared as unrivalled among shinobi. In the Second Shinobi World War, he gave to the trio of Jiraiya, Tsunade and Orochimaru the name of "Legendary Sannin", and their abilities came to be known far and wide in foreign countries.

    In compensation for your lives, use that name to call yourselves.

    Picture's side text: The mask he wears was made specifically to move freely under water. No one can move better under water. Jiraiya: However strong you say Pain is, there no man in the shinobi's world who don't know of Ame gakure's leader, "Salamander Hanzou"...!

    Stats:
    Ninja Registration Number: ?
    Date of Birth: 12th February (? years old, Aquarius)
    Height: 177.0cm - Weight: 58.6kg - Blood Type: A
    Personality: self confident, wary
    Favorite words: Security is the greatest enemy

    Konoha Hundred leaves collection #35
    Inside the hazy rain, a revolution is fulfilled‼

    Main text: With Information management completed, the Ame gakure's village concealed its internal situation. In this village going trough a civil war, an astonishing situation occurred. With his overwhelming power, a new leader reigned, replacing Hanzou who was in a strongly defended position, thoroughly guarded by bodyguards. This new leader's name was Pain. His absolute charisma, a secretiveness surpassing even Hanzou's, he's worshiped by the people as a god. A man that is in a blockaded space, going for the top, to the title of god, pursuing his ideal of a nation!?

    Right picture's side text: As he was asleep, his body was strictly guarded all around... Ryuusui: His guard stick to him 24 hours a day. To get close to him, even children had to go through a full body inspection.

    Left picture's side text: After a successful revolution, a political surge occurred and a reliable person took over that position. Ryuusui: The war is already over, we won!
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Haruno Sakura
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    There's a saying: "Turning hardship and grief into nourishment is what makes a sakura, a cherry tree's flower, so gorgeous". Indeed, Haruno Sakura, a kunoichi from Konoha grew up beautifully out of the sorrows she's experienced. The death of a close one (tn: Duh?!), then the parting of ways with the person she loved... But whenever she was hurt, she faced forward, and tearfully vowed to become stronger (tn: This sentence confused the hell outta me. I cannnot vouch for its accuracy). Those sorrows engraved into her heart, her predispositions as a shinobi will certainly prove even more fruitful, as she's obtained apprencticeship under Tsunade, the legendary kunoichi. The day when the entrancingly graceful, fully bloomed sakura flower dances upon the battleground is close at hand!

    Page 2

    [Medical Ninjutsu]
    Learning medical ninjutsu is a gruesomely difficult task, for in addition to pinpoint chakra control abilities, it requires an extensive amount of knowledge and perseverance. But Sakura, blessed with such dispositions, mastered it at a speed that amazed even Tsunade. She grew into a medical ninja prominent even in the whole village.

    [Super-Strength]
    Insanely strong: not exactly a qualification a teenage girl would be happy about, but contrary to the larger-than-life appearances, it's actually a ninjutsu that requires extreme accuracy in chakra control. One kneads a maximal amount of chakra inside their body, and concentrates it all into their fist in an instant! When one uses super-strength, courage and the ability to grasp the situation are even more indispensable. Delicacy, attention, and bravery: you could say that jutsu is a compilation of womanly qualities.

    [Evasion Skills]
    "A medical ninja musn't die by any means", says Tsunade. Incidentally, the fate of surviving while being constantly surrounded by death is more painful to a shinobi than death itself: those words of her master echo loudly into her heart... And because she's aware of her heavy responsibility, Sakura starts to build up her evasion skills! Not because her master frightens her. And certainly not to run away either. To save her many friends even all by herself, to leave a great hope behind for the future at least once, Sakura avoids daggers in a dodging ballet, with definite resolve in her heart...!!

    [Guts]
    Medical ninjutsu smashes even stone and heals just about any wound. However, even with such great cards in hand, whether it revives or kills ultimately depends on the user. Losing the ability to use it freely in real battle eventually turns it into a dead weight. Sakura has the means to use her cards efficiently. A spirit that remains imperturbable even in critical situations... To give things a name, she has guts!

    Page 3

    [Fighting Spirit]
    Sakura had a fighting spirit and a strong heart before, but studying under Tsunade made these traits even more obvious in her. This might have to do with both her master's influence, and her wish to rescue Naruto and Sasuke, among others. "I'll protect the two of them": as long as that vow remains, Sakura's spirit will never break!

    [A Woman's Heart and a Short Temper]
    "A woman's heart is a complicated thing". A saying the many people who've been in contact with Sakura must know by heart. Delicacy and boldness, shyness and anger, kindness and agression. Predicting what her ever-changing state of mind will jump to next is distressingly difficult. "Gotta stop fooling around in front of Sakura-chan", swears Naruto. "Dang it, she's grown into a fairly good second coming of Tsunade...", sighs Jiraiya.

    [Tsunade]
    She'd discovered and gotten the basics of her chakra control abilities down thanks to Kakashi, and upon acquiring a master the likes of Tsunade, those abilities flourished in a heartbeat! While Tsunade is happy her successor has appeared, Sakura is mustering a sense of respect and utmost confidence towards her master.

    [sai]
    Sakura entertains complex feelings towards Sai, who was assigned to Team Kakashi as a replacement for Sasuke. Acknowledging Sai as a team member means acknowledging Sasuke's absence. But following Sai's evolution, Sakura learned how to bond with him as well.

    [Naruto]
    In her childhood, Sasuke was the object of her yearning, then loving feelings. Naruto was just the nuisance that would force itself between Sasuke and her, and ruin the day in some fashion. But looking back on the past after a few missions handled together, Sakura suddenly realized. In her painful moments, when she'd abandoned even the will to live, the one who'd protect her and encourage her was Naruto, the supposedly annoying one... What feelings does she harbor towards Naruto?... As of now, Sakura hasn't found the answer.

    Page 4

    [Promise]
    To bring back the fleeting, ordinary life that crumbled away upon Sasuke's desertion from the village... And to keep her friends out of harm's way. The day she knocked on Tsunade's door is the day she bid farewell to the Sakura who could do nothing but cry during "that night".

    [Resolve]
    Sakura knows that in the shinobi world, one must pay a suitable compensation to obtain something. Despite this, if she could recover Sasuke... and the daily life that were lost, Sakura would gladly make any sacrifice. And that resolve gives Sakura the strength to open a way towards the future.

    Captions

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    -I'll become strong too, you won't be alone

    -Having surmounted and fed off a great amount of grief, the battleground's cherry blossom now blooms profusely!

    Page 2

    -The fighting spirit her mentor passed down upon her at heart, kunoichi Sakura runs onto the frontline!!

    Page 3

    -Just how many faces does a woman have?! They're just as multiple as the emotional facets she hides under her chest.

    -New allies, a new master. And budding new feelings...?!

    Page 4

    -Earnestly wishing "the old days" back, she chases after him!!

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    -She wants to know the truth... Her ardor pushes her to investigate things such as Akatsuki and the bijuu.

    -Day after day of strict training under Tsunade give Sakura confidence in herself.

    -Originally, Sakura's a supporting type, but she displays growth in taijutsu, enough to endorse an offensive position.

    -Warmhearted and romantic on the one hand, down-to-earth to the point of callousness on the other...

    Page 2

    -Using medical ninjutsu in battle requires one to be extremely skilled in the art.

    -Along with her explanation about the importance of dodging skills, Tsunade puts her disciple through intensive training...!

    -Handling herself with wonderful ease, she dodges attacks even from a hundred of puppets!!

    -(The bottom picture that expands over p.138 & p.139)Even Hiruko, in which Sasori, the master craftsman as they call him, had great confidence, she crushed in one blow!

    -"Bravery" is not the same as recklessness. It's the ability to put a rational judgment into action.

    Page 3

    -Because of her feelings for her friends, and her confidence in her master, Sakura smiles boldly, even in a critical situation.

    -Does her heart beat unexpectedly fast before the unforeseen, rapid growth of her childhood friend...?

    -The next second, her punch flies in the blink of an eye and hits him! Is Naruto a major pain in her neck......?!

    -Perhaps because Tsunade put her through hell while training her, Sakura... the Sakura shows absolute obedience to her!

    -Sakura is also the one who immediately found out about Sai's complex personality.

    -Her various memories with Naruto float like a night fog* across her mind...

    -Moved as she is by Naruto's devotion, tears are flowing down her cheeks.

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    -She couldn't stop Sasuke and Naruto was harmed as a result, a past that now shapes her present.

    -The Sakura who was constantly encouraged by Naruto is now the one who gives him strength. Her mental growth is apparent.

    -Upon thinking about Sasuke, regret tightly grips her heart, and strength invades it at the same time!
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Hatake Kakashi
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    Bold and audacious, calm, composed and serene, a trickster and a tactician... Even after exhausting the whole repertoire of compliments one could make to a shinobi, the feeling that it's not enough to describe Hatake Kakashi cannot be helped. Kakashi's omnipotence can be noticed in every assignment ever endorsed by him. Burning with passion on the inside, calm and composed on the outside... One could say this combination of contrasting qualities, transcending the antagonisms, exemplifies what a shinobi should be like. In addition, he has the generosity to freely impart his knowledge and experience onto his juniors, demonstrating his strong awareness of what being a shinobi is about.

    Page 2

    [Sharingan]
    The genius Copy Ninja's has proven himself, down to the improvement of his Sharingan. He has awakened to Mangekyou Sharingan, a feat achieved by a mere handful of people even in the history of the Uchiha clan's Kekkei Genkai. But he has yet to fully master his faculty to regulate its kekkai area. However, coupled with Kakashi's unique qualities, this unequaled doujutsu's power is very likely to become absolute. The uncommon power presses him one step forward in his evolution as a shinobi...!!

    [Command]
    His serene figure brings about a sense of security and confidence to the allies in his entourage. Militarily speaking*, his clearheadedness is not just an individual treasure, it is also beneficial to the group. Combat potential estimation, analysis of strengths and weaknesses, and a simulation of every possible occurrence. He communicates all those things in a plain and straightforward summary. In the tension of the battlefield, Kakashi's presence will be increasingly perceptible.

    [Promotion]
    The strength, the experience he's acquired at the risk of his life, he communicates them to the younger ones, without hesitation. Kakashi knows just how petty personal pride is in front of a shinobi's ideal to "protect their village". Striving towards self-discipline is something, promoting others is a whole other kind of story. Even if his life was to reach an end, the great principles would carry on living, as long as history's beacon is passed along (tn: this is closer to wild guessing than an actual translation, I'm afraid. Corrections/alternate translations, or - if I'm lucky - a confirmation would be more than welcome). The shinobi's fate is a fairly hard one to deal with. But naturally, he accepts it. For "acceptance" is Kakashi's greatest strength.

    [Encouragement]
    Successfully completing a mission requires a serene outlook, but the most important is the state of mind of the team members. While he accepts that a shinobi is a person of flesh and blood with their feelings, he'll push them in the back. For example, even if they are forced into numerical inferiority, the time hasn't come to surrender. This is also part of a shinobi's fate, somethings he understands.

    Captions

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    -Generations pass by, one succeeding to another.

    -The masterful hand that unites spirit and technique, Konoha's number one skillful shinobi!!

    Page 2

    -The ability that made his name known abroad evolves even further.

    -The model shinobi who teaches the principle of fate and how to accept it.

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    -He is proficient with his ability to comprehend ninjutsu's characteristics. And he has the flexibility to put it into practical use.

    -Training someone talented is about putting one's ego aside and total devotion.

    -From the sheer amount of real combat experience he survived battlefields with, he derives the very best plans.

    -Even the young ones he's nurtured keep on turning into the village's fighting force. They're growing up, and he doesn't know if he feels happy or lonely about a gag he's worked so hard at failing to hit home...

    Page 2

    -The details of how he gained Mangekyou Sharingan are a mystery. The hidden truth dwells insides his eyes.

    -A doujutsu that bends, twists and distorts space. The target falls into a wholly inescapable predicament.

    -Swift decision-making and cooperation. His quick and precise instructions are essential in multiple assignments.

    -He grasps his allies' characteristics and habits with his broad outlook, and provides suitable support.

    -His encouragements are no lies. His insight will perceive things about someone they didn't notice themselves.

    -He combines logic and flair. His flexible way of thinking points out the next road to take.

    -Team 10 after Asuma's disappearance. Discerning the restlessness in his subordinates, he joined them into the action.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Hidan
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    Clad in Akatsuki's black clothes and sporting a three-bladed scythe, Hidan strikes those who confront him with fear. Hidan was born in the Hidden Hot Springs (Yugakure), a village purported to have forgotten battle. Although, with the disappearance of great wars, it counts among the hidden villages which saw their military power scaled down, it is endowed with a fertile nature and touristic sites, and it welcomed the changing of eras.
    Having lived his life as a shinobi, Hidan was constantly starved for battle. And before long, his irritation towards the lukewarm doctrine of peace turned towards the village itself... Quite inevitably, the rising religion of Jashinism set its eyes upon him. "Thou shalt kill thy neighbor": Hidan welcomed this creed with every ounce of will he ever had...

    Page 2

    [Immortal]
    Jashinism made use of its devotees' bodies for rituals. Which is to say, for repeated kinjutsu experiments. Their first successful case was none else but Hidan. The Curse he received in lieu of a blessing is in accordance with the perpetuation of massacre. From Jashinism, Hidan acquired an undying body, and rapture as he'd never known before. And his adoration for the doctrine grew, over and over again...

    [Deathless Combo]
    Hidan decided to join the Akatsuki because he saw a man there, named Kakuzu. Someone who would live for eternity, a pioneer to him, a guide. No doubt about it... Kakuzu would be most suitable as a partner. Unafraid of death, they were a greatly valuable war asset for the organization.

    [Ultimate Purpose]
    For Hidan, Jashinism confirmed itself as absolute, the one and only thing worth believing in. His ultimate purpose is to let the unbelievers who plague the world know about the existence of Jashinsm... In other words, to build a society that acknowledges massacre. Hidan predicts it is possible if he takes part into the Akatsuki...

    [Precepts of Jashinism]
    Thou shalt kill thy neighbor. A principle laden with contradictions, such as the murder of fellow believers. However, those contradictions are of no significance to Hidan, who's acquired an immortal body. That's the reason why he honors the doctrin and precepts, and is able to follow them to the letter. Even if it costs him his head...

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    -You under my curse already, punk...

    -He worships the terrifying Evil God*! The immortal shinobi who revels in suffering!!

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    -The child of flesh accursed sent by the gods!

    -Repeated massacres. In the name of Jashinism!

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    -Aiming for the blood of the sacrifice, Hidan wields his three-bladed scythe!! Truly, he has the ominous appearance of a Shinigami**.

    -He finds pleasure in granting agony. That is another part of his doctrine...

    -A rebuttal of him is a rebuttal of Jashinism. Hidan is exceedingly quick to lose his temper.

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    -Pain is more pleasing than anything else to Hidan!! However, if he cannot "share" that pain, his anger will be made obvious...!!

    -As they get along well, the two of them make a perfect unit. They boast one of the best combinations.

    -He activates his Curse, to sacrifice to Jashin and let His existence be known. His body is a husk for the black power.

    -While he's part of the Akatsuki, Hidan's goals lie with Jashinism, to the bitter end!

    -He holds Jashin's symbol in his hand, or hangs it around his neck. That is genuine piety.

    -A long, drawn-out prayer follows the kill... He hasn't skipped that [duty] even once.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Hoshigaki Kisame
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    Ambition, revenge, religion. There are various motives behind the actions of those assembled in the Akatsuki, but the one whose true intentions are the most unclear would be Kisame. He has yet to express his own beliefs, or to voice any objection to Akatsuki's ideas. Aside from his brutal nature, visible at times in battle or during conversations, one hardly gets any more than mere glimpses of his temperament. What reason, in truth, did Kisame join the Akatsuki for? His eyes, devoid of light, lock even that question away into complete darkness.

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    I can work your target half to death as well, if you please.

    The ferocious mystery of a man whose true motives are drowned within the void of his eyes!!

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    - The large sword in Kisame's hand, Samehada, recognizes no one but him as its master.

    - As a native from the Hidden village of the Mist, he has a knack for Suiton jutsu.

    - Kisame has a huge chakra pool, in the same proportions as Naruto! The scale of his jutsu is nothing normal either!

    - Kisame's usual tone is courteous to the point of friendliness. Especially towards Itachi, before whom he even shows obedience and solicitude.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Hyuuga Hinata
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    Descendant of the Main Branch of Konoha's renouned Hyuuga family. Even the introverted young girl - to whom that solemn title felt like a burden, and who restricted her own ability as a result - even that girl grew up with little trouble, courtesy of interacting with her friends and her master. She's set the object of her longing admiration - the person who'd been constantly growing in strength, and has left far from home to zealously pursue his training - as the mark she has to reach for. As far as Hinata is concerned, Naruto embodies "potential" and "self confidence". Naruto has returned home after some three years, give or take. Hinata as well should display an even further increased potential.

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    -The white, first flower of the year* conquers its feeble self and blossoms delicately
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Hoozuki Suigetsu
    Hoozuki Suigetsu



    Ninja ID: --
    Age: 16
    Birthday: 18th February (Aquarius)
    Height: 177.4cm
    Weight: 57kg
    Blood Type: B
    Personality: Belligerent
    Favourite food: Yogurt, jelly (mostly drinkable things)
    Least favourite food: Cuttlefish
    Wants to fight: Kisame and the other Seven Swordsmen
    Favourite phrase: "The student always surpasses the master."
    Hobby: Looking after his beloved sword

    Graduated the Academy at ?
    Became a Chuunin at ?

    Missions completed:
    D-Rank: 2
    C-Rank: 33
    B-Rank: 40
    A-Rank: 13
    S-Rank: 4



    This prodigy fights coldly and fearlessly to inherit the legacy of the Seven Swordsmen.

    - Suigetsu freely swings about his great sword. He used to always spar with Jugo, and when he meets him again, the old sparks soon fly!
    - The sword that stood as the signet of the demon Zabuza is now carving out a new legend at the side of the prodigy, Suigetsu.
    - Suigetsu detests being reined in under someone else's umbrella. His bold atitude shows his extreme arrogance.



    The Hidden Mist Village is well-known and feared as the "Village of Bloody Mist:, due to its extremely violent teaching methods. And 16 years ago, that vilage produced a prodigy: the second son of the Hoozuki clan, Suigetsu. With abilities peculiar to his clan and his brother Mangetsu's cruel nature, Suigetsu was known as the "second coming of the demon".
    Along with his brother, he dreamed of one day owning one of the great shinobi swords as they travelled together on dangerous missions. And then the day his brother died with his dream only half-realised, Suigetsu pledged to get his hands on *all* of the swords. And even after the humiliation of being captured by Orochimaru, that dream never ended. And now that Suigetsu is free, he is once again focused in the pursuit of that dream.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Hyuuga Neji
    Hyuuga Neji


    Ninja ID: 012587
    Age: 17
    Birthday: 3rd July (Cancer)
    Height: 172.1cm
    Weight: 54.2kg
    Blood Type: O
    Personality: Cool-tempered, Realist
    Favourite food: Herring soba
    Least favourite food: Pumpkin
    Wants to fight: Naruto
    Favourite phrase: "Progress in leaps and bounds."
    Hobby: Meditation

    Graduated the Academy at 12
    Became a Chuunin at 15

    Missions completed:
    D-Rank: 26
    C-Rank: 19
    B-Rank: 4
    A-Rank: 11
    S-Rank: 2


    The genius of Hyuuga leaps ahead, with neither cloud nor mist obscuring his keen eyes!


    - His easy use of the Byakugan clearly stems from his excellent analysis and judgement skills.
    - The basis of his strength lies in his ability to see precise chakra flow and his unrivalled tenketsu-hitting taijutsu.
    - Through hard work and study along with his natural gifts, nothing can elude Neji's vision!
    - The calm, rational Neji. The hot-blooded, zealous Lee. Could there be a more well-known team?


    Even among the Hyuuga, the clan styling themselves as the "strongest clan in Konoha", Neji's ability surpasses all other Hyuuga. He believed himself to be cursed as a member of the branch family, and held a great loathing for the main family and the village in general. However, his peers in his family and village have melted his heart of ice, and now he fights for his village and his friends. He now stands as a true Konoha ninja, and rose rapidly to the rank of jounin. He has now even surpassed his clan and with his prodigious ability, he is now highly respected among the youth of Konoha.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Inuzuka Kiba
    Page 020
    Inuzuka Kiba Chuunin

    Don't think you can run away from my nose!

    stats:
    Ninjutsu: 3.5
    Taijutsu: 3
    Genjutsu: 2
    Intelligence: 2
    Strength: 3
    Speed: 4.5
    Stamina: 2.5
    Fuuinjutsu: 1.5

    Page 021
    A fang swiftly ripping the air along his nindog‼

    Main text: After the end of the "Saving Shinobi Sasuke" mission, Kiba grew inside, because of one wish. That is to fight along his partner, Akamaru, and to acquire the power to protect him at the same time. Since then, he trained his body of course, his clan's "wildness sixth sense", and continued to work hard to sharpen his sensitivity... He wanted to protect someone. He spend about three years with that wish daily in mind, which gave him a new weapon, the Senpuu Rouga [whirlwind wolf fang]*‼

    Upper picture's side text: his concentration and chakra improved, he acquired an even better sense of smell than those of nindogs...‼

    Middle picture's side text: Beside Akamaru, Kiba can cooperate on the spot‼ With Naruto, after he came back, he did a perfect offensive formation.

    Lower picture's side text: Akamaru and Kiba have grown up together. Although Akamaru has become a mature dog, their affection is the same. Kiba: "...... Really? I'm always with him so I can hardly tell..."

    Stats:
    Ninja Registration Number: 012620
    Date of Birth: 7th July (16 years old, cancer)
    Height: 169.1cm - Weight: 52.5kg - Blood Type: B
    Personality: Active, short tempered, wild
    Favorite food: Beef steak jerk, cartilage
    Least favorite food: stuff you can't chew
    Desired opponent: Uzumaki Naruto
    Favorite word: Akamaru
    Hobbies: Take walks with Akamaru

    Academy Graduation Age: 12
    Chuunin promotion Age: 14
    D-rank: 21
    C-rank: 19
    B-rank: 8
    A-rank: 2
    S-rank: 0
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Jiraiya
    Main text

    Page 1

    "Master of the Fourth Hokage", "Legendary Sannin", "Toad Hermit"... For his overwhelming skill as a shinobi and in related areas, Jiraiya is a great hero, continuously lauded as a "Living Legend" by the shinobi of Konoha. However, the man himself raises an objection to such praise. According to him, he has no such qualifications. Deep down, Jiraiya is compiling his personal, intimate story.

    Page 2

    [Homecoming]
    With Naruto's travelling studies completed, Jiraiya came back to the Hidden Village of Konoha after two years and a half. With his disciple entrusted to Kakashi, Jiraiya faded into the shadows, and resumed his intelligence-gathering activities. Which meant, chasing after the bonds between Naruto and Sasuke, as well as his own bonds with Orochimaru.

    [The Sannin]
    Orochimaru used to be a comrade, with whom the Sannin made it into legend. Stopping his madness was Jiraiya's self-inflicted punishment, an ever-present concern he harbored like a shadow. For that very reason, he even turned down the position of Hokage, and proceeded to support the village from the shadows.
    But Orochimaru died suddenly. This informed Jiraiya that an era had come to an end. Jiraiya slipped into the shadows once again. To fight off the new threat, and protect the woman and the village he loved...

    [Fortuitous Encounter]
    Pain. He who controls the Akatsuki, that dark cloud covering the shinobi world in darkness. When the confrontation Jiraiya has been seeking out takes place, Jiraiya sees traces of his former disciple, Nagato, in the ripples within Pain's eyes... "I want to protect my friends, even if I go through a hell of pain for it". That was the young boy's wish, his oath.

    Once he surmounted his pain, he'd be the one to show the way to the world. The disciple who once believed so had completely changed. Setting his eyes upon him, Jiraiya fully realizes the depth of his own destiny, and how heavy the "Chains of Fate" are, to give things a name!!

    [Prophecy]
    In the middle of a battle to the death, Jiraiya recalls the prophecy he's been delivered by the Grand Toad Hermit. "His disciple would bring about a significant change to the world." No good, no prosperity could possibly come out of the revolution Pain is ushering!! So once again, he makes a choice. The grown man who used to be his favorite student, whom he believed to be the Child of Prophecy, he shall cast down into oblivion, with his very own hands...

    Page 3

    [Him who Withstands and Endures]
    The fact he couldn't save Minato and his own master overcomes his mind. He regrets he couldn't stop Orochimaru... To this point, he hasn't accomplished anything in his entire life. Before he'd realized it, a feeling of resignation had started to sprout within Jiraiya... However, while he is covered in wounds, two of his disciples have him remember what he really is about. The most important thing to a shinobi. That is, "a heart that withstands and endures."

    [Entrusted Hope]
    His heart has stopped, every cell in his body has renounced to life. Even then, Jiraiya does not give up. The facts he's grasped... and his will, he writes onto Fukasaku's back, with trembling fingertips!! So he can entrust them to his last disciple, the Child of Prophecy!!

    The "Tale of the Gallant Jiraiya" finally comes to an end... However, the new story Jiraiya has to compose is yet to start, that is for sure!!

    Captions

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    That's what the cool older people do, innit?

    The Toad Hermit agitates his lion's mane is a cheerful and happy Kabuki dance!!

    Page 2

    Leaving the front stage to the next generation, he choses himself to act from within the shadows.

    In his reunion with with his disciple, remembering is an important mission.

    Page 3

    He taught the way of the shinobi to his favorite students, he enforces it upon himself!!

    Picture comments

    Page 1

    - Jiraiya has been pursuing his intelligence activities for long years. The technique he uses to unseal people's lips while avoiding needless killing is truly brilliant!!

    - A top-notch strategy, cultivated from experience, rich in shrewdness!! It shall cut the Gordian knot!!

    - Even in the middle of a battle to the death, the comical pauses are guaranteed!! A joyful way to encourage himself!!

    Page 2

    - From his master's hands to those of his superior officer. Naruto is recognized as a grown man by Jiraiya.

    - Inside of Naruto, a calamity slumbers. Even though he's recognized Naruto's talent, he hasn't forgotten to be cautious...

    - The Trio* that walked through bloody battlefields together. Their bonds are yet to fade away.

    - Tsunade never stopped rejecting him. Even with the accumulation of years his feelings have remained unshaken, but as a man, he has the elegance not to express them.

    - Are those markings tears of blood shed before his disciple's transfiguration?

    - No doubt about it, the choice he was told about takes place now!! For the shinobi world must be protected, Jiraiya comes to a decision.

    - Jiraiya's strike, where sympathy meets determination!! This attack destroyed Pain's eyes...!!

    Page 3

    - With his left arm gone, he is no longer in a condition to fight. Despite this, Jiraiya keeps up the challenge!!

    - The Pains swooped down all at once. With their daggers, they pierced through Jiraiya's flesh, then his heart!!

    - As he was fading away, Jiraiya came** to his true decision. His smile expresses his trust in the one he entrusted with everything!!
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Juugo
    Juugo



    Ninja ID: --
    Age: 18
    Birthday: 1st October (Libra)
    Height: 202.1cm
    Weight: 75.8kg
    Blood Type: AB
    Personality: Careful, cowardly, ferocious
    Favourite food: Small fish, milk
    Least favourite food: Chicken
    Wants to fight: Doesn't want to fight anyone (normally)
    ------------------Wants to kill everyone (bloodthirsty)
    Favourite phrase: "I wish everyone could abandon their strifes and be at peace."
    Hobby: Playing with birds, bathing in natural springs

    Graduated the Academy at ?
    Became a Chuunin at ?

    Missions completed:
    D-Rank: 0
    C-Rank: 0
    B-Rank: 0
    A-Rank: 0
    S-Rank: 0



    Unstoppable power and fury! Juugo is the source of the cursed seal!


    - Juugo's murderous attack. The black curse changing his very form is a darkness that even he himself fears.
    - Juugo's sociopathic alter ego appears against his will, and with it comes the guilt of the deaths it has caused. This constantly beats against his conscience, isolating him from the world.
    - The regular Juugo enjoys all the fruits of nature, which makes his alter ego's acts weigh on him all the more.


    Juugo's personality is usually quiet and unassuming, but when angered, no human is safe from him... This has caused a fearful village to label him as the "Scales", where anything could tip the balance. Juugo saw himself as a cursed being, and shut himself away in a cave from everyone. The one who found him and saved him was Kimimaro, who was himself the last remnant of his own Kaguya clan. Following Kimimaro, Juugo allowed himself to be one of Orochimaru's test subjects. And so, the cursed seal was created. But as time passed, Kimimaro died, then Orochimaru followed him... Juugo shut himself away once more. But then a light appeared, the one that Kimimaro had given hs life for...Sasuke. Juugo then emerged from his cave to test Sasuke's power.
     
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    Added better entry.

    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Kakuzu
    Main text

    Page 1

    What cued Kakuzu into achieving a way to prowl across time itself (ndt: this is a metaphor, obviously!) goes back to the dawning era of shinobi villages, when nations were still in the process of building them... As one of Takigakure's (Hidden Waterfall) finest, Kakuzu is given the challenging mission to assassinate the Hokage. However, he runs away in defeat before the Mokuton Hijutsu. Although he'd been sent out to meet his near-death, the first things expecting him upon his return were dishonor and severe punishment for a failed mission. Harboring a seething hatred, because of the harsh and unfair treatment applied to a shinobi who's put his life on the line for the sake of his village, Kakuzu breaks out of jail. Stripping the village of its most prized kinjutsu (Forbidden Technique), and all the Village Elders of their hearts along the way...

    Page 2

    [Masks and Hearts]
    Kakuzu's body is covered in countless marks of sewing. They are accurate indications of God knows how many times he's stepped back from death's threshold... He steals the hearts of others, converts them into masks, carving scars into himself as a compensation*. An eternal circle of conflicts and deaths... One might say that is what the history of the shinobi world is all about.


    [Capacity of analysis]
    Kakuzu's walked a long path as a shinobi. His lengthy journey, he owes to the observation skills he uses to see through people's strengths. And thanks to his staunch will to live, he perfected the capacity of analysis he uses to estimate whether robbing an opponent's heart is feasible or not... The cooperation strategies based upon Kakuzu's abilities, abilities backed up by his extensive knowledge and experience, are put to most efficient use in the Akatsuki's standard "Two-Men Units"-based missions.

    [Coldblooded Murderous Intent]
    Up until he could obtain his Undying sidekick, Kakuzu butchered every single partner he ever had, gouging out their hearts... That fact demonstrates Kakuzu's boiling anger, concealed behind a mask of composure...

    [Akatsuki's Treasurer]
    Ever since his desertion from Takigakure, Kakuzu never took part in any organization, making a living out of bounty hunting. Undoubtedly, the reason why he monopolized Akatsuki's financial management upon joining is directly tied to this.
    Kakuzu's work to accomplish the Akatsuki's goals involves obtaining increasingly high bounties, which amounts to increased opportunities to meet strong people, and even more logically, getting ahold of their hearts...

    Captions

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    -I'll take your heart from you.

    -The immortal soldier who races across battlefields; robbing and stitching hearts to obtain life.

    Page 2

    -The overwhelming battle experience of one who crossed swords even with Shodai Hokage.

    -Sound planning, befitting a veteran!!

    Picture comments

    Page 1

    -The dark Jiongu (Infernal Grudge Horrifying**) squirms, as a form of life smeared in Kakuzu's blood.

    -The immortal who stocks up other people's lives as provisions. He's already well past the boundaries of mankind.

    -In regards with his goals, Kakuzu will display a tenacious commitment. Vestiges of the dedicated samurai he once was surface, even in the inhuman, amoral shell the passing of times reduced him to.

    Page 2

    -Butchering, excavating, he fabricates his masks...!! The powers of the strong become portions of Kakuzu.

    -The masks have multiple purposes, to fully and properly use the opponent's abilities.

    -The accumulated memories of life-threatening struggles incite Kakuzu into exerting wisdom of judgment.

    -Upon estimating the adversary's skill, he immediately plans the next move...!!

    -The hearts of the partners he's butchered until now were turned into masks as well.

    -Kakuzu's agreement with Akatsuki denotes how the organization's interests and his own coincide.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Karin
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    Once in a village* wiped out by war, there was a young girl, all alone and totally unscathed. "She could tell lots of people were coming". Which prompted Orochimaru into inviting Karin to the Hidden Sound village... She's served Oto (the Sound) ever since, thanks to her honed perception ability, and her clear head. But even as Orochimaru's underling, Karin feels no obligation towards him. Karin still fulfills her duties out of affection for Uchiha Sasuke. Then Orochimaru dies, and Sasuke stands before her. She sees something in Sasuke... Just what would that be...?

    Captions

    -Here's a let-down!! You sure you the same guy who nailed Orochimaru?

    -Her cold-hearted gaze watching across thousands of miles, her heart is together with Hawk!!

    Picture comments

    -She puts not only her sensing powers, but her extensive knowledge to good use. She works out a brilliant plan, contributing to the mission!!

    -Chakra type, numbers. She was gifted at birth with sensing powers that'd put a doujutsu to shame.

    -Self-confident down to her fists!! A steady spirit that yields to none, she has a strong mind indeed!!

    -Behind her aloof and irritable** everyday attitude, she hides a dangerous affection for Sasuke...

    Ninja registration number: -
    Birthday date: 20th June (16 years old, Gemini)
    Height: 162cm Weight: 45.8kg Blood type: AB
    Personality: persistent, obstinate
    Favorite food: okonomi-yaki
    Least favorite food: boiled gyouza
    Desired opponent: Houzuki Suigetsu
    Favorite quote: A woman's determination can overcome mountains.
    Hobby: perfume collection
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Konan
    Main text:

    Like a shadow, always standing beside Pain, the leader of Akatsuki and head of the Hidden Rain, a beautiful woman works for him. People in the village refer to her in reverence, as the "Angel". That said, she won't shy away from murdering people on orders from Pain, the self-proclaimed "God". As a child, she used to be Jiraiya's trainee. To the talent she had as a shinobi, she joined the kindness of her heart. How did she stoop low enough to take part into that shady organization? The answer is concealed in a hailstorm of paper, hidden from anyone's sight.

    Captions:

    God commands it: I shall kill you.

    Will the eerie, fascinating Apostle sing the Word of God, or a song of ruin and destruction?

    Picture comments:

    Konan: Sensei, you don't know what happened to us afterwards.
    - What happened in the past that gave her a motive to reform the world even through extreme methods?

    Jiraiya: Uhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    - Konan utilizes a peculiar jutsu that turns her body into paper. There is like a sense of transience in her splendid fighting style.

    Konan: Thank you... Here. A charm, [for you].
    - As a child, Konan liked Origami, and she was something of a sociable girl.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Konohamaru
    Konohamaru Genin

    A new leaf budding from a old tree

    Main text: Quietly graduating from the academy, Sandaime's grandson has started to walk on the ninja's path. His former tutor, Ebisu, is now the captain in charge of his small squad. The squad is currently doing missions of the lowest rank which he handles easily. His goal is the Hokage's title!

    How was that! A nice "Bon! Kyuu! Bon!", right!

    Picture's side text: Nowadays, he improved his ninjutsu to the point to use kage bunshin. Although, to use it this way brings some problems...!? Konohamaru: Here it goes, Naruto!!

    Stats:
    Ninja Registration Number: 012707
    Date of Birth: 30th December (12 years old, Capricorn)
    Height: 141.1cm - Weight: 36.9kg - Blood Type: B
    Personality: impatient, doesn't like to lose
    Favorite words: There's no shortcut to become Hokage!
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Kyuubi No Youko
    Kyuubi no Youko (九尾の妖狐, Nine-Tailed Demon Fox)
    No village, No rank

    Who do you want to kill...?

    Sealed within Naruto's body is a calamity that would send the world back into complete destruction!!

    ←↑The Kyuubi knows the past of the Uchiha clan and Naruto's secrets. He knows, but what is the truth...!?

    Once, this "Bijuu" would suddenly appear at the turning points of eras and turn everything into rubble. Akatsuki, Madara, etc. The people trying to get their hands on the Kyuubi's great power are too many to count. Right now, he's soundly sealed inside Naruto's body, with no chance of resurrection. But he sees the opportunity to once again walk the Earth by using that body. There was also a time when the Kyuubi was entranced by Uchiha Madara's eyes. Nowadays, there is no longer just one person with such atrocious chakra.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Maito Gai
    Maito Gai



    Ninja ID: 010252
    Age: 30
    Birthday: 1st January (Capricorn)
    Height: 184cm
    Weight: 76kg
    Blood Type: B
    Personality: Passionate, moved to tears easily
    Favourite food: Really hot curry rice, curry udon
    Least favourite food: Loves them all!
    Wants to fight: Kakashi!
    Favourite phrase: "Burn with the flame of YOUTH!"
    Hobby: *see notes below*

    Graduated the Academy at 7
    Became a Chuunin at 11

    Missions completed:
    D-Rank: 86
    C-Rank: 270
    B-Rank: 210
    A-Rank: 199
    S-Rank: 23


    With hot-blooded zeal pulsing through his veins, his fists are like swallows taking flight!


    - He dodges like a flash, then wields his body like a weapon to smash against his opponent!
    - A master of hand-to-hand combat, Gai is also highly proficient with weapons. But he prefers to use bladeless weapons.
    - Gai looks nowhere but forwards. Since he never looks back, maybe his memory's been slightly affected...


    A body tempered like steel, and taijutsu that can shatter boulders... But neither of those are the true source of Gai's strength. Rather, it is his constant eye forward, his unending desire to work to reach new heights. This is what made him a taijutsu user able to stand toe to toe with an Akatsuki member. Gai focuses everything on improving himself, and will willingly put his life on the line. Gai's way of life has been passed on to his students, who don't just think of their own needs, but of the needs of their entire team. Becoming highly proficient on their own, then using teamwork to reach even greater heights... Gai's teachings of the vigour of youth now show brilliant results!
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Nagato
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    The Second Shinobi World War... The great war involved a great many villages, and distorted Nagato's conception about human life. The fainthearted boy who hated to hurt people had lost both his parents, and when he was about to know further loss, that of his friends, he was gifted with a pair of wondrous eyes. One of the three great doujutsu, rinnegan. Just how much will that power change him?...

    Captions

    I just want to protect them both.

    A young boy, frightened by the infinite depths of power his eyes have opened to.

    Picture comments

    - Out of desire to protect his friends, he awakens to rinnegan.

    - Cued by Jiraiya's words, he seeks to discover his own path in life.

    - At the age of ten, he'd developed enough to properly use all five chakra natures and handle any jutsu at all.

    Ninja registration number: ---
    Birthday date: September 19 Virgo
    Height: ? Weight: ? Blood type: A
    Personality: pure, timid
    Favorite food: grilled fish, stew
    Least favorite food: nothing in particular
    Desired opponent: to protect his friends, anyone at all
    Favorite quote: "Growing up."
    Hobby: Training in ninjutsu
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Namikaze Minato
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    Minato learned from Jiraiya and taught to Kakashi. Uncommonly talented, he was instated Hokage at a young age. A faculty to come up with original jutsu one after another, a strong-willed heart brimming with kindness; one could almost gaze upon the village's bright future through Minato. Until Kyuubi attacked it. Minato divided Kyuubi's power and entrusted a part of it to Naruto, the son he'd had in the meantime with Uzumaki Kushina. What is it his eyes have spotted in his very own child?

    Captions

    As a father and as a leader, he entrusts the shinobi's future to his own child.

    Is it okay... if I borrow the name of this novel's main character?

    Picture comments

    By naming his son, Naruto, after the main character from a novel, he does a great honor to his master Jiraiya.

    What was Minato's true purpose when he sealed Kyuubi's Yang chakra into his son...?
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Nara Shikamaru
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    They'll tell you he's a genius with an IQ superior to 200. Or an entire species of layabouts all by himself...... The outlooks voiced by Shikamaru's entourage boil down to these opinions. However, even inside that relaxed stare of his, the strong ideals inherited from Konoha's ancestors burn brightly. Never fail his friends, and safely complete his missions. Something Shikamaru strongly keeps in mind, as the first time he was put in command of a squad, he failed his assignment. That's the very reason why, should his allies get in a tight spot, he'll use his ingeniosity with maximum clearheadedness. Shikamaru's tactics, which enable him to toy even with Akatsuki come from his will to protect his friends and his village, a Will of Fire stronger than anything else.

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    [Asuma]
    It happened suddenly: Asuma, the person Shikamaru admired the most died before his eyes. Since shinobi risk their lives on their missions, it would probably have happened some day. In spite of this, the most prominent thought in Shikamaru's mind was about regret at how things would have gone "if only he'd had a better plan"... Laden with grief, the words Asuma said in his last moments echo in Shikamaru's ears: "I'm leaving the King between your hands". Shikamaru took those words at heart, and stood up once again...

    [The Line]
    "Our mission ain't over yet": Shikamaru leaves the village together with Ino and Chouji. To hunt down and eliminate Hidan and Kakuzu. This is the line they must follow, for they are disciples of Asuma, who fell in the line of duty...

    [Sharp Insight]
    Despite being in the middle of a tense battle, Shikamaru was analysing Hidan's ability. Using his brains to drag the jutsu's mysteries into broad daylight, Shikamaru pieced slight clues together like in a puzzle, from which he devised a counter-strategy!!

    [Trump Card]
    A master to avenge, and a mission to complete. In order to settle things, Shikamaru challenged Hidan to a fight, all by himself. He hadn't considered the risk, he'd discarded numerical superiority, and let his guard down... Then, the second Hidan was convinced of his victory, the plan took place!! The trap layed by Shikamaru literally crushed down Hidan's body: finally, the mission was accomplished.

    [The Knight*]
    Asuma told him he was the Knight. He had no idea what those words meant at first, now he can remember them with pride. Shikamaru's new resolution is to strive to become the strongest Knight, opening a path fo the King* to follow.

    [The King]
    The King: the lives of the young children, who bear Konoha's future on their shoulders. Just as the current adults have sheltered him up to this point, it's his turn now to become a protector and a guide. For that is the Will of Fire, upon which the village of Konoha has flourished for so long, as Asuma taught him just before he died. Before Asuma's yet unseen posthumous child inside of Kurenai's womb, Shikamaru realized the time had come for him to become an adult. The time to become a master the King, which is to say the children can be proud of, and to convey the Will of Fire to them... That time is close by.

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    -The Will of Fire, that's what I believe in.

    -His heart burns with the Will of Fire. His Ninja Way is that of a rare strategist. (tn: that one might not be so accurate)

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    -Parting ways with his master: the fate of a shinobi struck before his eyes. (tn: ditto here)

    -The Knight's run defeats the Evil Technique**, demonstrating the Will of Fire!!

    Page 3

    -He inherits the fire that illuminates the way forward.

    -I've entrusted my Will of Fire to you...

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    -He is trained in binding tactics, House Nara's secret Art of Shadows!! (tn: and here)

    -Shikamaru is an intellectual, but he's not above engaging the enemy himself if taunted. He is confident his planning will help him find his way out of trouble. (tn: and here as well)

    -He's still the same old layabout, but the sense of responsibility of a Chuunin did sprout into him.

    Page 2

    -Dying in mission is also part of a shinobi's fate. A reality he thought he'd understood. Despite this, the flow of Shikamaru's tears won't stop...

    -The cigarette between his lips is proof of Asuma's presence among them. There may be only three of them, but in their hearts they're a Four-Men Team.

    -With his own hands, he causes the Curse's effects to backfire. This is Shikamaru's idea of justice***.

    -Shikamaru is able to observe things calmly. A major weapon to support his ingeniosity with.

    -He feigns to put his life at risk, deceiving Hidan. A plan to read through the adversary's justu, and entice them to lower their guard.

    -Gathering that Hidan's jutsu uses the enemy's blood as a medium, he makes use of Kakuzu's blood.

    -He leads Hidan into his trap with a surprise attack launched after faking his own death. The coup de grace is given with a cigarette, as a tribute to Asuma...

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    -Even a conspicuous move can surprise the enemy and confuse them... That is Asuma's piece of advice to Shikamaru.

    -Don't call him a child any more. He's growing into a stylish adult, the likes of Asuma...!!

    -Carrying on his deceased master's dying wish, Shikamaru becomes a shougi piece that protects the children. A synonym of protecting the village.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Nii Yugito
    Nii Yugito jounin

    Stats' graph: ?

    I, Nii Yugito from Kumo gakure, will put my life on the line to kill you‼

    Main text: She was made Nibi's jinchuuriki at the age of two. At the end of a detestable training that was imposed on her, she was able to control her transformation into Nibi at will. She gained confidence in herself through hard work.

    A proud, wise and courageous kunoichi who carry a cat monster within her body‼

    Picture's side text: Against Akatsuki, Yugito fought alone. She did that out of love for her teammates and her village‼ Yugito: I lured you into a trap!

    Stats:
    Ninja Registration Number: ?
    Date of Birth: 24th July (29 years old, Leo)
    Height: 170.2cm - Weight: 50.8kg - Blood Type: A
    Personality: Firm, proud, thoughtful of her teammates
    Favorite food: tekkadonburi, milk
    Least favorite food: Hot stuff
    Desired opponent: Anyone who threaten her village
    Favorite words: Cats have nine lives
    Hobbies: Shamisen [Japanese banjo]

    Academy Graduation Age: ?
    Chuunin promotion Age: ?
    D-rank: 190
    C-rank: 185
    B-rank: 356
    A-rank: 260
    S-rank: 34
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Orochimaru
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    As one of the Sannin, Orochimaru made a name for himself, and used to be the pride of Konoha. The Professor, Sandaime Hokage even said of him: even with my intelligence, I can't possibly compete with such talent." But time passed by, and the former hero had walked away from the path of glory long ago... His fame was twisted into an synonym of evil, his brilliant mind embraced the way of immorality and corruption. A madman hellbent on worldwide chaos and everlasting life, he kept producing a great many victims and devoted followers, so even if his physical form was to decay, he would still be able to walk the surface of the earth...

    Page 2

    [The Day a Child Strongly Craved for "Rebirth"]
    Orochimaru's interest in rebirth has been greatly influenced by experiences from his early childhood. On his parents' gravestone, he'd found the discarded skin of a white snake... Could it be the starting point of his ambitions came from a pure-hearted wish...?

    [A Container for his Dreams]
    Ever since the one day he suffered complete defeat against Itachi's powerful eyes, the body from one of the Uchiha clan became, to Orochimaru, the container of his dreams. And now Sasuke, survivor of that clan, stood within his grasp. Whenever he thought about the day he'd be uncovering the mysteries behind countless jutsu, his soul embedded within Sasuke's body, which he'd polished with his own hands, Orochimaru would tremble with joy.

    [The Ritual of Transmigration*]
    Orochimaru's fanatical dedication to his own appetites was too much. His confidence in his own wisdom was too much. Orochimaru's vision was clouded by his restless desires... The moment of his transfer into Sasuke should have been that of the fulfillment of his dreams. But in Orochimaru's special dimension, where even countless people at once wouldn't be able to oppose him, Sasuke, who was supposed to be but a mere container, took control...!!

    [Crumbled Ambition]
    Even deprived of an envelope, Orochimaru was plotting his revival. But even that tenacity crumbled before Itachi's Totsuka no Tsurugi (Sword of Totsuka). As of now, the only remainders of his ambition are but faint traces inside of Kabuto's body...

    Captions

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    - It will take much more than jutsu from the likes of you to be able to kill me.

    - The fascinating serpent who succumbs to ambition and greed, and travels across to a twisted world.

    Page 2

    - In a quest for eternal life, the corrupted Circle of Reincarnation** is allowed to repeat itself.

    - Predator and prey. All touched by the power of the Orochi.

    Picture comments

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    - Should circumstances put something Orochimaru desires, or a target of his before his eyes, he will show the persistence of a snake, and the ferocity of a beast...!!

    - Orochimaru has reincarnated again and again. He barters with existences, people's lives and deaths, but it's just an amusement to him...

    - His violent emotions he expresses scarcely enough, but one can sense great pride and self-confidence in every last word he speaks.

    Page 2

    - The white snake's skin molting is a symbol of rebirth carved deeply into the young boy's heart...

    - The smiling figure who held a skin molting in his hand is indistinguishable nowadays through the wickedness.

    - Orochimaru in his true form, striking at his container-to-be Sasuke in an irrepressible impulse.

    - Even with his praiseworthy genius, Bloodline Limits had a power Orochimaru failed to comprehend. That's precisely why he endeavored to obtain sharingan through Reincarnation.

    - Fascinated, enchanted by Orochimaru's power, Kabuto himself integrated Orochimaru's cells in his own body. What will remain afterwards? Kabuto? Or else...
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Pain
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    Akatsuki operates secretly, to hunt jinchuuriki and collect bijuu...!! And Pain is its leader. A detail of his enigmatic figure begs consideration: his Rinnegan eyes. The God who declares that "suffering has made him grow up" will bestow a gift upon the world. Is it peace? Or destruction?

    Page 2

    [Akatsuki]
    The shinobi in the Akatsuki have been gathered, each one with their expectations... There's a reason why people with the skill to battle thousands still abide by Pain's, the leader's instructions, and endeavor to collect bijuu, as members of the organization. That is, his intense charisma, and a power just no one can deny... Pain can boast invincibility, and his revolutionary purpose for the ninja world is always fully apparent in his words and actions. In addition, those who hear him talk will find it hard to fight the sense of exaltation he seeds and cultivates into their hearts.

    [Desire]
    To start conflicts at will with a kinjutsu weapon created out of the bijuu. A huge organization to take care of war contracts, unifying the shinobi business beforehand. Opposing the international balance of power to conquer the world. Is that vision of Pain's the kind of peace he wishes for?!

    [God]
    Several years ago, civil war broke out in Amegakure, the Hidden Rain village... A reformist faction gained victory, drawing the curtain upon it, something unknown to most. The leader of that faction is none else but Pain. The village leader - Hanzou - was proud of his defensive network, an impregnable fortress. Rumor has it that Pain essentially tore it apart, singlehandedly... People were shocked even more by the terrifying "Judgement" he passed upon Hanzou, killing him and sending his entire clan and all of his followers back into nothingness. Then, the reformist faction's shinobi referred to this being draped in a veil of mystery, with reverence and fear... as God.

    Page 3

    [Rinnegan]
    Rinnegan, the doujutsu purported to be the source of ninjutsu's creation. The powers revealed by that supreme doujutsu Pain carries may be but a mere portion, but that is not definite. But there is no doubt that Rinnegan is an important clue to find Pain's true identity. As a young boy, Nagato was once raised by Jiraiya as his disciple. Because he, too possessed Rinnegan. Today, one can't decide for sure whether he is Pain. But once can affirm from Konan's presence and his conversation with Jiraiya that there is a connection between Pain and Nagato.

    [Pain Rikudou*]
    Pain summoned five Rinnegan-bearing shinobi, the Six Paths of Pain or Pain Rikudou. On top of their peculiar, as well as frightening abilities such as jutsu cancellation and body-remodeling, they possessed a shared field of vision. Whether that astonishing power comes from Rinnegan is uncertain.

    [Unkillable]
    No matter the kind of jutsu employed, a God cannot be killed. Unkillable, thus invincible... The one Path who made it into the kekkai space suspended all activity, but it is unclear if he died or not.

    [Former Lives]
    Jiraiya found out one answer... The fact that starting from one of his disciples, Yahiko, the six of them all looked like shinobi he'd met before. Just how were they turned into the Six Paths?... And how did they come to have Rinnegan?

    [Weapons]
    The black, belt-shaped (tn: say what?!) blades the Six Paths have in common. Even in the multitude of ninja tools in existence, there is no equivalent to a weapon that disturbs the chakra of the people is pierces.

    Captions

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    -People will know pain. Nations will know pain. The world will know pain!!

    -The shinobi who bears the eyes of the Six Paths. The God born of conflict.

    Page 3

    -His Divine Will is like a sword, for grand is His desire...

    -The deeds of God will taint even the darkest night in a bloody red.

    Page 3

    -Invincibility, as befits a God. And a mountain of mysteries behind it.

    Picture comments

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    -Pain's facial expression is always stone-cold. Thus the impossibility to interpret his emotions, whatever they are.

    Page 2

    -The leader's instructions are absolute. There is not a single person to dispute the categorical imperativeness of the words he utters with dignity...

    -Peers are to be treated with honor and respect. A law to keep the organization as solid as a rock.

    -As a mark of their loyalty to Pain, shinobi of the reformist faction scratch the mark on their forehead protectors.

    -The endless, unstoppable Cycle** of deaths and conflicts gave birth to Him... So declares the God.

    -In a society of war, Hanzou governed the Hidden Rain. The greatly honorable, proudly unparallelled shinobi's clan was exterminated through the Judgment pronounced by God...

    -The security network Pain spread over the village keeps rebellious intruders at bay...

    Page 3

    -Nagato could manipulate all of the basic chakra natures. Is that the power of Rinnegan...?

    -Pain's summoned animals. If one pays attention to their eyes, a certain common trait will stand out. Their eyeballs all feature ripple-like patterns.

    -Jiraiya tries a guess at the former lives of the Six Paths. Among them, is a shinobi rumored to come from Amegakure's Fuuma clan.

    -Certainly he's put an end to their lives... But the Six Paths are revived, and they close in behind him.

    -Pain draws his weapon from the wristband in his costume. Jiraiya is pierced by it!! Feeling the chilling glance of Rinne** into his mind is terrifying.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Rock Lee
    Rock Lee



    Ninja ID: 012561
    Age: 17
    Birthday: 27th November (Sagittarius)
    Height: 172cm
    Weight: 54.7kg
    Blood Type: A
    Personality: Zealous, loves training
    Favourite food: Chinese-style curry rice, curry pilaf
    Least favourite food: Doesn't have any
    Wants to fight: Sasuke, Neji, Gaara, Naruto
    Favourite phrase: "All you need is hard work, guts and love!"
    Hobby: Hard work

    Graduated the Academy at 12
    Became a Chuunin at 15

    Missions completed:
    D-Rank: 25
    C-Rank: 21
    B-Rank: 4
    A-Rank: 10
    S-Rank: 1



    The great green beast gallops to great heights, with a heart and fists inherited from his master!

    - Team Gai is definitely a taijutsu team. With carefully-controlled breathing, they work together flawlessly to deliver a range of attacks, cornering Kisame.
    - Lee tries to learn all of Gai's techniques. Even while on missions, his training never ends.
    - He works towards reaching and possibly surpassing his master. But when it comes to vigour and eagerness, he even surpasses Gai! When the two of them are together, the word "impossible" just doesn't exist any more!


    For someone like Lee, who was dismissed as utterly talentless, taijutsu was his one ray of light. He has always and will always respect Gai as the main who showed him the light at the end of the tunnel and guided him along his path, and maintains his insatiable urge to keep working at improving himself. The spirit of hard work he inheried from his master is a part of him forever, which was demonstrated splendidly in the surprise attack against Hoshigaki Kisame. He has been though terrible training, experienced fierce setbacks, and is now at the stage where he could be considerd a master, however Lee's training will never end. He remains stoic in his never-ending drive to train himself and develop himself!
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Roushi
    Roushi

    Main text: Roshi was on a trip in order to control the excessive power of Yonbi, which he carries since childhood. At his wandering's end, he understood he could borrow Yonbi's chakra to fuse fire and earth nature into "lava ninjutsu". These torrents of lava melt all things away.

    The jutsu he went as far as leaving his village for, enticed by red hot incandescence‼

    Picture's side text: Although he used the huge chakra of the bijuu he carries, he was defeated by Kisame's Samehada and suiton...

    Konoha Hundred leaves collection #37
    Jinchuuriki - Their destiny is to be burdened by the bijuu they carry.

    Main text: With the first shinobi wolrd war, Shodai Hokage distributed his bijuu to other countries. This power was used for military purpose, giving birth to the jinchuuriki. As mass of chakra, bijuu are sealed inside bodies, giving their host power beyond human understanding. On the other hand, the power jinchuuriki possess carries big risks. The host's personality may become unstable, he may damage heavily the village if he goes on rampage. Because of that, people turned into jinchuuriki
    have to use all their might in order to control their bijuu's power, without being taken over.

    Right picture's side text: People are afraid of Jinchuuriki for the mighty power they possess, they shun them in many ways...

    Left picture's side text: Because of Akatsuki, the bijuu Shukaku was ripped out of Gaara who lost is life.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Sasori
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    Sasori had lost his parents, and the ones standing by his side were puppets... Also, the master craftsman and puppeteer was, more than anyone else, brimming with genius. Therefore Sasori, realizing the limits of puppeteering, gradually pushed those away. Seeking to create stronger and stronger puppets, Sasori eventually came down to fabricating puppets out of the deceased. Then, he proceeded to convert himself, too, into a puppet. Just what sent Sasori down the path that made him lose sight of the reason behind existence...?

    Page 2

    [Hiruko]
    Using Hiruko as an armor to protect himself, as well as a weapon, Sasori always puts himself in a safe location from where he battles. Fighting while keeping oneself unharmed, too, may be a strategy based upon [his concept of] everlasting aesthetics.

    [Sandaime Kazekage]
    Sasori sought excellency in his puppets, it's only natural the Kazekage hailed as the strongest would catch his eye. Upon manufacturing a puppet out of his painstakingly defeated opponent, Sasori could feel the happiness enveloping his heart. Exactly like a child getting ahold of the best toy ever...

    [Mother and Father]
    The first puppets ever built by Sasori; were made after his own parents. He wanted his mother and father to embrace him once again. Sasori's motive was little more than the mere wish of a child. However, the puppets wouldn't talk, their hands lacked warmth, so the child's heart was never contented. Those were merely puppets assuming the form of his parents. Sasori cast them aside, and left his village behind.

    [Myself]
    This is the puppet Sasori, King of Kings among puppeteers, trusts the most... His very own self. The path Sasori walked while chasing after the strongest puppet ended with him chosing to become one himself. He's made countless preparations to endow his entire body with the means never, ever to decay, and to mend itself into prime condition no matter how many times it is destroyed. One might say the power he's bestowed upon himself is ultimate indeed. For those who confronted him, the only choice was to despair at the uselessness of their attacks.

    [The Living Core]
    Sasori's person embodies the idea of everlastingness and indestructibility. But to generate chakra, a live bodily portion is indispensable. That very part of Sasori is now his Core, and his one and only weakness. In the middle of his fight against Chiyo, he hesitated, for a split second, to attack her. His parents. They pierced through his Core, in something resembling an embrace. Heart and body alike, Sasori had been unable to turn completely into a puppet.

    Captions

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    -It's been quite a while......... since I last used myself.

    -The genius craftsmaster who gave up his human heart and body and strived to become a puppet.

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    -Puppeteering: the art supreme to convert oneself into an embodiment of desire and power.

    -A stranger to pain, the marionette's body gets a grasp on inhumanity.

    Picture comments

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    -In front of Sasori, Kankurou's Karakuri Engeki (Play of the Automaton/Mechanical Representation) is barely the same as a childish game.

    -Sasori converted his own body into a puppet, and upgraded it from head to toe. The result of this can no longer be regarded as human.

    -According to Sasori, the supreme form of art is in everlastingly unfading beauty: Deidara's diverging outlook on the matter is a cause of clash between them...

    Page 2

    -The lack of skill in close combat is a puppeteer's weakness. Sasori conquered it thanks to Hiruko.

    -Using Satetsu (Iron Sand) was his specialty while he lived. Although he's a puppet now, the jutsu's alive and well.

    -Sasori's abandoned his heart, and will attack even the puppets representing his parents.

    -What did young child Sasori think while under the puppets' embrace...?

    -Even torn to pieces, the indestructible body will rise back. This may be the strength Sasori was seeking.

    -The envelope, controled by the Core, becomes a simple doll upon losing it.

    Character stats addendum (small text under the stats diagram)

    -The use of human puppets induces fluctuations based upon the puppets' abilities.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Senju Hashirama
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    Once, there was an age of war, when shinobi would engage in violent conflicts... There was a clan of largely unrivaled power, whose fame roared like thunder among the nations. They were the Senju clan of the Forest. Their leader was none else but Senju Hashirama, the man who put an end to a world of fierce battles and carnage. He could use his very unique Mokuton ninjutsu at will, and on top of boasting outstanding power as a shinobi, he was no doubt a rare hero, whose great benevolence helped settle the disputes among multiple nations.

    Hashirama joined hands with the old antagonist that was the Uchiha clan, climbed his way to the top of the shinobi [world], and established the Hidden village of Konoha in the Fire country. That system of an unprecedented kind, that of the hidden villages, became the cornerstone the modern Five Great Shinobi Countries are built upon.

    Caption

    The pinnacle of the shinobi rises magnificently, and lights a beacon of worldwide peace.

    Picture comments

    He boasted Mokuton ninjutsu, as well as bijuu-manipulating skills that made him truly unparalleled in the shinobi world.

    A good understanding of human nature and intense charisma. Hashirama, who built the large village that would become Konoha, deemed those necessary to do so.

    The Hokage Rock in Konoha is a genealogic tree for those who were marked by Hashirama's will. A testament to the everlastingly unshakable Will of Fire is carved into the solid stone.


    Addendum: Profile statistics

    Ninja registration number: ---
    Birthday date: October 23 Libra
    Height: 185 cm Weight: 74kg Blood type: ?
    Personality: gentle, prudent
    Favorite food: mushroom mixed soup
    Least favorite food: nothing in particular
    Desired opponent: Uchiha Madara
    Favorite quote: Luxuriant landscapes: perfection in its naked beauty.
    Hobby: bonsai, sculpture
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Sarutobi Hiruzen
    Sarutobi Hiruzen

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    There is no Hokage in Konoha's history who was as popular with his people as Hiruzen. In addition to the ninjutsu expertise and skill for which he was nicknamed "The Professor", he bore in his heart a fatherly affection for the whole village of Konoha. Even for the rebellion-plotting Uchiha clan, he made no exception.

    Captions (Top to bottom)

    -The gentle warmth of a father who took Konoha in his soft embrace.

    -So they can meet you again one day... When you're older.

    Picture comment

    -He thought of every villager as a child of his own. Including even Orochimaru.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Senju Tobirama
    Senju Tobirama

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    Raising Konoha, the seed planted by his brother into a thriving, large green tree: that was Tobirama's mission when he took over the name of Hokage. Among other things, Tobirama successively instigated a miltary police to protect order, an Academy (tn: kanji=Ninja School) to train and promote the young, and organized the Chuunin exams. He had the village's, Konoha's peace and stability at heart. In Konoha, the Senju brothers' sense of care for the village has become the Will of Fire, passed along even to this day.

    Caption

    -A bold leader; he'll grow the village's future into a luxuriant tree.

    Picture comment

    -Thanks to Tobirama's efforts, the Senju clan's voice in the village grew louder.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Shizune
    Shizune

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    She is Godaime Hokage's right hand woman, and a contender for the title of number one or two medical ninja in the Leaf village*. She has a thorough understanding of Tsunade's personality, and provides her with her amiable and considerate assistance. Since even the village's top brass trusts her cordially, she is allowed to participate in meetings between the Hokage and the Councilors.

    Captions

    -Tsunade-sama...!

    -Persistently solid and reliable*, she sustains the large tree that is the village.

    Picture comment

    -No matter who she's speaking to, she will assert her own opinion. Tsunade's confidence in her stems from that very attitude.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Shima
    Shima

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    Along with being Fukasaku's wife, she is one of the proud Two Great Hermit Toads, a position transmitted to them by Oogama-sennin (Grand Toad Sage). Honest by principle, she has a blunt character that goes straight to the point and states the truth of things, making her beloved by all Toads as the Mother of Toadhood.

    Captions

    -The plucky Great Hermit with superior tongue-fighting skills**

    -Ya shut yer claptrap, Pops!!

    Picture comments

    -During battle, she analyses the situation in one instant. Like a control tower, she will deliver the best of plans...!!

    -On the battlefield, she makes a proficient use of her excellent detection ability to capture the enemy.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Tenten
    Tenten



    Ninja ID: 012753
    Age: 17
    Birthday: 9th March (Pisces)
    Height: 164cm
    Weight: 47.3kg
    Blood Type: B
    Personality: Diehard researcher, busybody, tact of a sledgehammer
    Favourite food: Baozi, Zhimazao
    Least favourte food: Umeboshi
    Wants to fight: Temari, Sakura
    Favourite phrase: "I never miss my mark!"
    Hobby: Fortune-telling

    Graduated the Academy at 12
    Became a Chuunin at 15

    Missions completed:
    D-Rank: 28
    C-Rank: 23
    B-Rank: 3
    A-Rank: 7
    S-Rank: 1



    She dances a deadly dance with innumerable blades flying through the air around her!


    - Her speciality is a two-stage attack using exploding tags. She now uses more weapons than ever before.
    - She uses her weapons to hold off her enemies, then works in perfect sychronisation with Lee and Neji to corner them.
    - One of her most important roles in the team is to keep Gai and Lee focused, because who knows where they'd end up if they're not concentrating.


    She polishes and sharpens her weapons every day to be as sharp and deadly as possible, and it shows. Even Akatsuki were caught off-guard by the variety of weapons that Tenten brought into battle! But that's not all Tenten does. Her calm demeanour and focus guide the team through their missions, and when it's battle time, her long-range attacks allow her team to take the initiative. If Tenten weren't there, none of her other team members would be able to use their own ability to the fullest. For Team Gai, where each individual member is already extremely strong, Tenten is the vital element that cements them together.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Temari
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    The only female among the Three Sand Siblings. With one sweep from her large fan, she creates a swirling sandstorm that mows down anything and everything. Temari, whose conduct and speech used to be immature, who kept putting up an aggressive front, is now a Jounin. Considering her great competence, added to her position as the previous Kazekage's daughter, her opportunities to join important missions have drastically increased. As a result, Temari is developing a sense of responsibility and the attitude of someone who looks out for those around her.

    Along with Kankurou, she provides support to Gaara, who became Kazekage. But not only that, she works in coordination with the allied village of Konoha, supervising the training of the younger recruits, among other things. Temari is currently growing into a necessary, indispensable presence for her village.

    Captions, in Japanese reading order:

    Don't get mouthy, you pack of lowly grunts!

    The budding spirit of a troop commander, the princess of the Wind grows even more in vehemence!!

    Pictures and comments, in Japanese reading order:

    - Temari: I'll go!

    - She leaves for Konoha, to act as the village's emissary during the Chuunin exams. In order to adopt Konoha's educational policies, she enthusiastically follows the formation of the newer recruits.

    - Her reaction to Kankurou's being defeated has changed. In the past, she would have blamed him for his poor judgment.

    Temari: Naruto... You're really a strange fellow. You have the power to change people.
    - She openly acknowledges Naruto's aura, the one that influences people around him, and has caused a real revolution in Sunagakure. Temari herself has been changed as well.

    Temari: Gaara... How do you feel?
    - Temari's grown both in mind and body, becoming a good and influential sister towards her little brothers. However, isn't she a bit too much of a mother hen when it comes to Gaara?
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Tobi
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    Ever since he became Sasori's replacement in the Akatsuki, Tobi has hasn't done anything remarkable, but has pointlessly shown himself in all kinds of situations. Few are those who know the scope of his powers, or the face that lies behind his mask... Uchiha Madara: that is Tobi's true name. Madara is supposed to have met his demise in the Valley of the End, so why does he live, and what does he want to accomplish? That will become clear when Tobi takes off his mask, and Madara sets his ambitions in motion.

    Page 2

    [Mangekyou Sharingan]
    Needless to say, Mangekyou Sharingan is the greatest weapon at Madara's disposal. The eternal power he got ahold of by sacrificing his little brother's eyesight, the one that subdues even the Nine-Tailed Fox. But wherever an Akatsuki member is present, Tobi doesn't use Mangekyou Sharingan. Is it to keep his true identity concealed, or is there some other reason?

    [Enigmatic Powers]
    No one has a clue as to what Tobi-Madara's powers are. Even before Akatsuki members, he never exerted them. In his rare battle happenstances, jutsu hardly leave any traces upon him. His ability lets attacks fail to connect without exception, keeps his body unscathed after Itachi's Amaterasu, and apparently transcends space so he can vanish into thin air. And here is the biggest question of all: why is Madara alive? Contemporary to Konoha's creation, the man supposed to have died at the Valley of the End lives to this day, his appearance unchanged. The jutsu that kept Madara alive, deceiving even Hashirama, the First Hokage, is known to Madara and him alone...

    [Infiltration]
    Was it to speed up the bijuu-gathering? Or possibly to keep an eye on Sasuke, the Uchiha survivor? The reason why Madara entered the Akatsuki as Tobi is a great mystery... What is his true motive for using a fake identity?!

    [The Face of Deceit]
    Under his Tobi guise, Madara is unreliable and behaves foolishly, completely at odds with his normal self. The extreme difference in personalities is perhaps a cover, so no one discovers his true identity.

    [Hidden Agenda]
    Along with his continued activities as Tobi, Madara is paving the way to his own ambitions. Always nestled close by, stands Zetsu, an Akatsuki member draped in mystery. The connection between the two, as well as their goals, still lie in the darkness...

    Page 3

    ? All that Madara ever wanted was prosperity for his clan, and nothing else. His continued battles against the Senju clan, his joining of hands with them, all of it was for the clan. But Madara didn't realize his clan was already tired of fighting.

    Madara's ideology was deemed hazardous, and the Uchiha were kept away from Konoha's leadership. And eventually, he was estranged by his own clan. The flames of anger Madara harbored upon leaving Konoha are blazing, even today.

    Before long Madara assaulted Konoha, with the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox at his command. However, this led to the worst possible consequences for the Uchiha. Years afterwards, when the Nine-Tails attacked Konoha, the village's higher-ups later reasoned that the Uchiha clan was [behind it]. The Uchiha clan was cast aside, and forced into confinement. ?

    [Interest]
    Sasuke's always been reflected in Madara's eyes. Are his feelings affection towards a rare, fellow remainder of his clan, or interest in a useful pawn? In any case, Madara has been waiting for Sasuke's growth, and has pressed it along. For what kind of reason does it have to be Sasuke, rather than Itachi?

    [Contact]
    The web has been spun*. Sasuke grew up to his liking, and Itachi is dead. Only a few bijuu remain [to be captured]. There is nothing left to hinder his ambitions, everything has been carried out according to plan. Now, Madara removes Tobi's mask, and bares his fangs towards his enemies. Is his target the village of Konoha, or else...?

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    Page 1

    Before long, our goals will be fulfilled.

    His evil eye is glowing from under his mask. The Uchiha's heroic figure lurks from within eternity.

    Page 2

    The whole picture remains unseen. The true power is hidden behind the mask.

    A period of obscurity-dwelling, spent deceiving everyone.

    Page 3

    Chagrin and hatred amplified over a long time.

    ? Isolation caused by great pride; Uchiha's downfall, beckoned by Madara's violence. ?

    The opportunity has come up. A great, despicable ambition is on the move.

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    Page 1

    -The Mangekyou Sharingan in his eyes is eternal. From Konoha's creation to this day, what have they been reflecting?

    -Whenever no one is around, the face of the all-seeing Madara stands out.

    -When he sports Tobi's mask, he's a lowly Akatsuki member. One word out of term, and he gets bullied back in line** by Deidara.

    Page 2

    -The original Mangekyou Sharingan: those who carelessly look into Tobi's eyes will be speared through by the pupils lying inside them.

    -Tobi's body vanishes into nothingness. Is this, too, part of Madara's power?

    -All attacks slip through Tobi's body. And yet it doesn't look like Shunshin no jutsu...

    -Tobi approaches Sasuke, in the middle of a mission. To check on his progress?

    -Even in a pinch, a bijuu chasing after him, he persists in concealing his abilities... A display of how at ease he feels?

    -Confronted with Zetsu, it seems he quickly took his act to the next level, revealing his true self.

    Page 3

    ? -Shunned by a clan that rejected battle, Madara walks the path of loneliness.

    -Madara spent day and night in battle, for the dignity of his clan.

    -Madara and Hashirama's last battle. Vanquished, Madara disappears.

    -16 years ago, an attack by Kyuubi occurred. The village's higher-ups suspected the Uchiha were involved. ?

    -Even the leader, Pain, abides by Madara's instructions.

    -Perched atop his own statue, Madara observes Sasuke. He's been closely watching over his progress.

    -Finally, Madara exposed the whole truth to Sasuke. It appears the time has come for him to get his ambitions going...

    -Using Sasuke's emotions towards Itachi, Madara steers his mind with a clever speech.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Tsunade
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    The first female Hokage since the foundation of the Leaf village. Strong and talented, she was once hailed as one of the Sannin, along with Orochimaru and Jiraiya. With her inauguration as Godaime, came a great number of expectations, and she immediately displayed her wit and skill as a village leader. Her assistance in the formation of medical ninjas resulted in a steady increase in excellency. Aware of Akatsuki's endeavors, she took swift action in order to protect the village but to no avail. Ninjas, such as Asuma and Jiraiya, who had long years of service behind them were lost. Tsunade will carry them on. All the hopes and feelings of those who were lost, that is. And the blazing Will of Fire shall keep on burning.

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    - As the Fifth Hokage, I will protect it.

    - She's inherited the Will of Fire, and she will protect Konoha with her boiling, unshakable spirit.

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    - Her threatening attitude is the same even in front of the two councilors!! Once she trusts someone, it lasts until the very end.

    - Tsunade's most ardent wish... She doesn't want to lose any more of those who are precious to her.

    - Becoming Hokage didn't alter her lively personality. It... reinforced it instead?!
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Uchiha Itachi
    {page 034-035}
    Itachi Uchiha
    - (no rank, ndt)

    How much can you see with your Sharingan?

    Nin 5 - Tai 4.5 - Gen 5 - Int 5 - Str 3.5 - Spe 5 - Sta 2.5 - Sea 5

    Ninja registration number: 012110
    Birthday: 6/9 (21 years old, Gemini)
    Height: 178.0cm - Weight: 58.0kg - Blood type: AB
    Personality: cares for his brother, self-sacrificing
    Favorite food: omusubi (konbu) (edible kelp, ndt), cabbage
    Food he dislikes: steak
    Person he would like to fight: Sasuke Uchiha
    Favorite word: peace
    Hobby: visiting shops where you can eat sweets

    Graduated from Academy at: 7 years old
    Became chuunin at: 10 years old
    Mission history: 53 D-rank, 152 C-rank, 134 B-rank, 0 A-rank, 1 S-rank

    He sees everything with his scarlet eyes, and hiding his true dream he acts in a play in which truth and lies are mixed together....

    "As expected from my son"His father, head of the military police unit of the village, was always proud of his son. "You're so distant..."His younger brother loved him and admired him, though at the same time he couldn't repress the jealousy welling up in him. Everybody was envious of his outstanding genius, yet that talent actually proved to be a very cruel burden.... Because of his skills, he was chosen by both the village and his clan to work as a spy. He was also extremely intelligent, so he could take a broader view of the situation, and this eventually brought him to drench his hands in blood to the point of committing a most terrible sin, thus marking the end of the clan's history. He is undoubtedly a hero, yet he never achieved fame and renown. He was too gentle to be a shinobi, and it is indeed an irony that his gentleness was the reason why he had to live his life as a ninja.

    He awakened the Sharingan when he was 8 years old. It is hard to conceive how much grief has been reflected in those eyes...

    In addition to the obvious doujutsu and genjutsu powered by the Sharingan, he is also very skilled in taijutsu and ninjutsu.

    (balloons: "...All people live relying on their knowledge and understanding, and so are bound to them. They call it "reality".")
    His view of life and death comes from the long and harsh path he had to walk.

    {page 036-037}
    Everything he did was for the village and his brother... The truth about that tragic event is revealed.

    A thorny path amidst the strife
    The origin of Itachi's suffering dates back to the time when Konoha was founded. More precisely, to the dispute between the "Senju clan", which produced the Shodai Hokage, and the "Uchiha clan" led by Madara. Not even the unification of the village could mend the crack between the two sides. The village, afraid that the Uchiha might raise a rebellion, ordered Itachi to secretly investigate the clan. Meanwhile, the Uchiha sensed the government's suspicions and had Itachi spy on them. The two parties' views on justice and pride were completely incompatible, and the heart of a young shinobi was torn between them...

    (balloons: "But that... was actually the opposite. Itachi leaked information about the Uchiha to the village. He was what one would commonly call a "double agent".")
    Village and clan. Reason and emotion. To work for a greater cause or to save one's honor. Itachi was tormented by many contradicting beliefs...

    Suspicion leads to the Uchiha's rebellion
    At the beginning it was just a feeling of dislike. But then, be it casual or inevitable, a "natural calamity" called "Kyuubi" attacked the village. Many of the inhabitants believed that it was actually a "man-made disaster" provoked by the Uchiha, and eventually their suspicions turned into reality...

    (balloons: "The Uchiha clan schemed a coup d'tat to take over the village...")
    The Uchiha conspired against the village that had doubted and persecuted them: they schemed to take over sovereignty. Fugaku, Itachi and Sasuke's father, led the coup.

    A nightmare born from love....
    The village or his blood tiesItachi, who desired peace more than anyone else, was confronted with the worst of choices....!! To bring peace to the villageno, to the world, Itachi carried out the slaughter of his clan. The only person he could not bring himself to kill was his little brother. In fact, not only he let Sasuke live, he also made him believe that he himself was the traitor. He took both the hidden ambition of his clan and the groundless distrust held by the village and carved them into his forehead protector, forming the shape of the "nukenin" mark; then he left the village, alone. It was all for the sake of keeping their sins and evil away from Sasuke's eyes. He shouldered "reality" alone and left the fictitious image of a noble clan behind for his brother to see...

    (balloons: "Live a shameful life...... Run... Run... And cling to life.")
    (balloons: "...he avenged the slaughter of the Uchiha clan. And he made you a hero in the eyes of Konoha.")
    He induced Sasuke to hate him to make him into a hero.

    Even in the dark society he still felt nostalgia
    Itachi entered Akatsuki, which posed a threat to Konoha, because by doing so he could watch it from inside. Even when he was wrapped in a jet-black cloak and despised as the embodiment of evil, his heart was still filled with thoughts of the village and his brother.

    (balloons: "The reason is that he wanted to warn Danzou and the rest of the government that he was still alive.")
    He investigated the situation of the village as an "enemy", and despite being hated he still prayed for its stability more than anything else.

    {page 038-039}
    Hiding the truth about the fight behind his back, he breathes his last as a nukenin.

    I'm sorry, Sasuke...
    ...There won't be a next time.

    [As "Akatsuki"]
    To keep the act he put on for Sasuke believable, Itachi had to leave the village and to play the part of the villain by targeting Naruto, thus he complies with Akatsuki's missions. That is his present reality....

    (balloons: "It's been a long time... Kakashi-san, Naruto-kun.")
    He deceives Akatsuki by persistently chasing after Naruto and at the same time he keeps an eye on the attitude of the village.

    [The pledge of the brothers]
    What to Sasuke is the abruptly arrived "day of revenge", to Itachi is the promised day he had foretold on that tragic night. That night he lost his dreams and his future... Now Itachi has entrusted everything to Sasuke and is able to bid farewell to him with a smile on his face.

    (balloons: "You are my spare!!")
    Itachi provokes Sasuke with genjutsu. But even that is an illusion.

    (balloons: "*pant pant*")
    His fingers apparently reach out to gouge out Sasuke's eyes, but they actually tap him lightly between the eyebrows, like he used to do in the past.

    Realizing his mission and feeling his death approaching, he leaves the light of his dreams to the next generation....

    [Finishing touches]
    Sasuke was so caught up in the darkness of revenge that he had resorted to a wicked power. Perhaps Itachi realized that his last mission is to free his brother from the evil that restrains him... He pushes him to his limits, so that he can dig out the snake and seal it eternally with the incorporeal "Sword of Totsuka". At last, he puts an end to Orochimaru's relentless obsession with the Uchiha's body.

    (balloons: "...So you did have something else...")
    (balloons: "Eh?")
    Orochimaru is defeated by the sword he himself had looked for.

    [Naruto]
    While carrying out his task as a member of Akatsuki, Itachi became certain of one thing: Naruto would be able to save Sasuke, as well as the village. This is why he entrusts his feelings to him, together with a great hope...

    (balloons: "...I'll say it one more time. I just want to talk with you.")
    What kind of future could Itachi's eyes see in Naruto?

    [Mangekyou Sharingan]
    Itachi sacrificed himself, and by having his brother witness his death with his own eyes he left him the "Mangekyou Sharingan". "I will always exist with you"Itachi arranged everything so that even after dying he could still protect Sasuke.

    What future is reflected in the heavenly eyes Itachi left him? Hope? Or else...
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Uchiha Izuna
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    His older brother, leader of the Uchiha losing his eyesight: a literal synonym of "ruin" for the clan. Izuna chose himself to present his own eyes, without hesitation, without a word. An act tantamount to suicide for an Uchiha, as they owe their fame to their doujutsu...

    Caption

    -The shinobi at the Uchiha founder's side. He sacrifices his light for the sake of his clan.

    Picture comment

    -His eyes passed over to Madara, it doesn't take long before Izuna loses his life in battle...
    Madara: My (little) brother acknowledged it all. Offering his eyes was his own initiative.

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    Title (right side): Konoha Information Panels Collection (tn: Arbitrary translation. Alternatives are welcome)... Number Twenty-Eight

    Main text

    The Mangekyou Sharingan, a rarity even thoughout the Uchiha's history. The power it hides is frightening, thus so are the side-effects. As the caster keeps on using it, it takes away their eyesight. For those who master this powerful doujutsu, the apprehension of suddenly going blind is unfathomable. There is only one way to avoid the blindness, which is to steal a new Mangekyou sharingan from a member of the clan... The vile method employed by Madara. The Mangekyou Sharingan; an accursed doujutsu that cannot go without victims.

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    The Mangekyou Sharingan, a blood-stained destiny

    Picture comments

    -Both awakened to Mangekyou Sharingan, the siblings were prodigiously talented.

    -Using his (little) brother's eyes, Madara obtained an eternal Mangekyou Sharingan.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Uchiha Madara
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    The man who stole his little brother's sharingan and would spend all his time in battle. That is the judgment the world passed upon Madara. Not one soul would understand everything he did was out of concern for his clan's future. In the middle of anger and despair, Madara bared his fangs towards Konoha. What did Madara do after his defeat at Hashirama's hand?... That is unknown to all.

    Caption

    In his eyes is hosted the genuine sharingan. They shall become the disaster that brings enmity and ruin to Konoha.

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    - Madara extended his power, in order to pursue his conflicts with the shinobi he admired, Senju Hashirama.

    - With his Mangekyou Sharingan, he reigned at the top, and directed his efforts towards the protection of his clan.

    - His name erased from history, Madara dons a mask and starts to move as Tobi.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Uchiha Sasuke
    Sasuke Uchiha

    With my hatred... I'll turn the illusion into reality!

    Ninja registration number: 012606
    Birthday: 7/23 (16 years old, Leo)
    Height: 168.0cm - Weight: 52.2kg - Blood type: AB
    Personality: cool, bluffer
    Favorite food: omusubi (okaka) (omusubi is like onigiri; okaka is dried bonito, ndt), tomato
    Food he dislikes: natto (fermented soybeans, ndt), sweet stuff
    Person he would like to fight: the upper echelons of Konoha
    Favorite word: power
    Hobby: training, taking walks

    Graduated from Academy at: 12 years old
    Became chuunin at: - years old
    Mission history: 7 D-rank, 1 C-rank, 2 B-rank, 6 A-rank, 0 S-rank

    After brushing away the darkness that veiled his heart, the "Uchiha" falcon is now ready to spread his wings towards another goal.

    Sasuke Uchiha, the boy who set "revenge" as his raison d'tre. He erased anything that could pose an obstacle to his goal and sternly rejected warmth and peace to pursue greater power. It was a rough and gloomy path that meant crawling through the earth like a snake as he also labeled himself , prowling after his prey in the darkness. When Sasuke fulfilled his long-cherished ambition, revenge, a new world called "truth" opened his doors to him and the chains that bound his heart to the ground finally came off. Now the young falcon soars through the sky, majestic, surveying the landscape spreading out below him with the heavenly eyes bestowed upon him by the "strongest clan", finally able to decide his next route of his own free will! Even though he knows that what is waiting for him is another bloody road....

    Three years have passed since Sasuke left the village. Now he radiates the same eerie aura as a sharp blade.

    (balloons: "At last, I'm here.")
    To Sasuke the path of revenge against Itachi is also a quest to look into the truth about his clan.

    Sasuke was endowed with shinobi talent since when he was born, but during the years he spent away from the village his fighting skills improved even more rapidly.

    (balloons: "Don't aim for their vital spots.")
    He doesn't like to kill when unneeded. Is it a natural kindness flowing through his veins...?

    {page 042-043}
    The time has come.... The noble "falcon" swallows the "snake" and leaves the nest!!

    [Rebellion]
    For the sake of revenge Sasuke, willing to go as far as to stain his reputation becoming a "nukenin", has run to Orochimaru's lair. But even though he abandoned his village, it doesn't mean that he lost his pride as a member of the strongest clan...! He does accept Orochimaru's instruction, but meanwhile he rejects his evil beliefs and waits for the opportunity to rebel. When the Serpent misjudges Sasuke's growth, the "perfect chance" comes!

    (balloons: "...I have the feeling I can be heartless with you too.")
    (balloons: "You should have understood, by now....")
    Sasuke decides that Orochimaru has nothing left to teach him anymore, so he makes his move! Even the "reincarnation ceremony" is ineffective against the Uchiha's power.

    [The power of the white snake]
    Orochimaru fell in love with Sasuke's body, endowed with the "Sharingan", and now he looks forward to his next reincarnation, when he will finally be able to take hold of the "vessel of his dreams". But before long, his ambition crumbles to pieces on account of that vessel's flawlessness. The noble blood flowing through him gifts him with a power that exceeds Orochimaru's imagination. Sasuke swallows up the abilities of the white snake, together with the fangs that longed for that blood.

    (balloons: "My wounds have been healing faster since I absorbed Orochimaru.")
    The power of the white snake also granted Sasuke a miraculously fast recovery speed.

    Severed bonds and new ties.... All for the purpose of defeating his brother.

    [Reunion]
    Naruto, a friend. In the past, parting from him had been as painful as ripping off half of his own body, and even now that he has left the village the boy is still pursuing him. Nevertheless, meeting him again after three years doesn't shake his heart in the least. Bonds might confuse you, thus you have to "severe" them! The only tie an avenger needs is the one going by the name of "hate" with his brother...

    Sasuke can behave cold-heartedly even in front of Naruto. This should have suggested him that the time has come for him to carry out his revenge.

    (balloons: "I just didn't want to get stronger the way he told me to.")
    His firm determination is also further confirmation of his intention to part from them.

    ["Hebi" is formed]
    Now that Sasuke has gotten rid of all unnecessary bonds to pursue the strength needed to carry out his revenge, he decides to take another step towards the fulfillment of his ambition... He assembles a few comrades and thus earns new ties. But team "Hebi", formed for the sole purpose of "defeating Itachi Uchiha", consists of people who decided to accompany Sasuke weighing the merits and demerits of such action, so it might as well be likened to an unstable house of cards. The force that holds together this team liable to dissolve in thin air at any minute is definitely the awe and respect its members feel towards Sasuke's absolute authority.

    (balloons: "My goal is to kill Akatsuki's Itachi Uchiha. And I want you to help me.")
    Each member of "Hebi" is specialized in something, for example detection or close range combat. This facilitates independent action.

    {page 044-045}
    Studied fighting skills! His power surpasses even Akatsuki.

    [Godlike speed]
    Adding up to his innate talent, Orochimaru's strength "cursed seal" included granted him a power a normal shinobi could not even dream of. What one may find especially interesting is his speed, that has stood out ever since he was a genin. When that godlike speed is supported by Sharingan's reflexes, anyone standing before Sasuke is unworthy of existence.

    In a blink he's in front of his opponent, then a flash of sword...!! Before his speed, even Akatsuki members hold their breath in awe.

    [Tactics]
    Sasuke's excellent resourcefulness as a shinobi is particularly evident in his battle sense and tactical skills. During fights he observes his opponent and accurately sees through his abilities without losing his calm, then he correctly chooses the most effective means and ninjutsu to counter him among the rich variety of items he has in stock. Moreover, at times his resoluteness enables him to pick painful strategies in which he needs to get hurt in order to win against the enemy. All these characteristics make Sasuke a remarkable shinobi.

    His gaze is fixed upon the word "victory". That is why he can also see the way that leads to it.

    The symbol of the "cursed bloodline" frightens and subdues the enemy.

    [Insight]
    The "Sharingan" is the symbol of the illustrious "Uchiha clan" and also the reason behind the tragic fate of their bloodline. Sasuke is proud of that power, and that is why he always makes full use of its abilities when fighting. He deduces a jutsu's elemental property from the seals performed by its user, then he is able to determine at once the attack range from the color of the chakra. So far, the images of his defeated opponents have always been reflected in his eyes...

    (balloons: "Haha... Why?")
    Any plan the enemy might think of or any trick he might use are fruitless in front of Sasuke.

    [Eye power]
    The main reason why the "Sharingan" was feared by everyone, including the inhabitants of the village, is the power hidden in those eyes, able to subdue even "bijuu". Sasuke, who is rapidly mastering his skills as an Uchiha, is also gradually awakening to that cursed power.

    (balloons: "Those eyes... How did you dare... control me... with those eyes...!")
    The ultimate power of the "Sharingan", that once could tame even the "Kyuubi". A portion of it is visible in Sasuke when he is able to control Manda.

    (balloons: "Now I can see it... So this was your mysterious power....")
    Sasuke's eye power is even able to seize the Kyuubi that dwells in Naruto's body!! Looking at that ominous strength, the Kyuubi is reminded of Madara Uchiha...

    {page 046-047}
    The day he reunites with his brother is the day he will have to fight until the death of one of them!!

    [Illusion and reality]
    Ever since he was little, when his brother stole eveything from him, Sasuke's utmost goal has been to take revenge on him. Now that they met again they throw knives and countless genjutsu at each other, each for the purpose of realizing his own desire, that is to crush the other's dreams! But in this fight in which illusion and reality intertwine, there is one truth Sasuke has to rely upon: the tragedy of that night. And the seething hatred for his brother, Itachi.

    (balloons: "Try to recreate it.")
    Ever since that day the two Uchiha have walked different paths. But fate pulls them together again and invites them to fight.

    Both of them use countless genjutsu while at the same time throwing daggers and other weapons at each other. Calling this fight breathtaking is an understatement.

    Sasuke is cornered by the eternal hell created by the "Mangekyou Sharingan"...!!

    Perhaps on account of his deep hatred towards his brother, Sasuke manages to beat the "Mangekyou Sharingan", whose abilities are way superior to the ones of a normal "Sharingan"...!!

    Revenge is finished.... And now another bloodstained quest for retaliation awaits him.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Uchiha Sasuke Pt. 2
    [Conclusion]
    Sasuke abandoned his village, friends and teacher to defeat Itachi. His trump card, "Kirin", might as well be called a compilation of all the pieces composing his nindou, since he devised it combining a Katon jutsu ? Uchiha's forte ? and the Raiton he was taught by Kakashi. With this technique he tries to put a stop to everything, but Itachi, as if reading his brother's mind, counters with the secret jutsu "Susanoo"...! The two final techniques collide, swallowing hostility, sorrow, past, future?everything, and sublimating it beyond the rainy sky...

    (balloons: "To make a Raiton jutsu!")
    Sasuke pronounces his "last blow" and thousands of birds starts chirping around his arm...!!

    When his desperate fight is over, Sasuke collapses to the ground beside his fallen brother. Cold rain washes away their sins.

    [Entrustment]
    Revenge is accomplished. Yet the only things Sasuke earned from it are a harsh truth and his brother's sorrowful love... Remorse, loss, desolation?the feelings that fill up his heart turn into drops and fall from his eyes. His brother's back, which he thought he had surpassed, grows dim far away, beyond the tears. When he eventually realizes that he will never again be able to reach him, the wishes left by his dearest person appear in his eyes....!

    (balloons: "The erasure of your cursed seal and the death of the person closest to you... The fight was also aimed at making you awaken the Mangekyou Sharingan.")
    Besides giving Sasuke a new power, Itachi also released him from Orochimaru's curse.

    (balloons: "...crush Konoha.")
    With the power and wishes Itachi left to him, Sasuke heads towards his new goal: destroying the village his brother had protected!
     
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