Akatsuchi is Jonin from Iwagakure and one of the village's main shinobi who played an important part in the Fourth Shinobi War. He is one of the supporting characters in the Naruto anime series and manga that is written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. He is also one of the characters in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, a Japanese manga series that is written by Ukyo Kodachi and Masashi Kishimoto and illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto.
Akatsuchi was one of the bodyguards of Third Tsuchikage (Onoki) at the Five Kage summit held at Land of Iron. He also assisted Third Tsuchikage and Kurotsuchi (Current Fourth Tsuchikage) to keep Turtle Island safe from Akatsuki.
Not only that, he was also a loyal servant of the Third Tsuchikage even after he retired and took care of him, which is seen in Bortuo: The Next Generation.
|First Appearance in Anime||Naruto Shippuden Episode: 199|
|Japanese Voice Actor||Kenta Miyake|
|English Voice Actor||Kyle Hebert|
|Team||Allied Shinobi Force|
|Village||Iwagakure (the Village Hidden in the Stones)|
Akatsuchi was born and brought up in Iwagakure, where he did his training and became the Jonin rank shinobi and loyal servant of the Third Tsuchikage (Onoki). Onoki had full faith in Akatsuchi, so he always kept him near. When the Fourth Raikage requested the Five Kage Summit, Akatsuchi and Kurotsuchi were chosen as bodyguards to assist Third Tsuchikage at the Five Kage Summit, which happened in the Land of Iron.
When Onoki struggled to carry his heavy language by himself, Akatsuchi carried him and his bag to help make his journey easier. During the summit, Akatsuchi and Kurotsuchi protected the Tsuchikage when White Zetsu appeared. When Sasuke Uchiha invaded the meeting hall later, the two bodyguards chose not to attack him, instead moving out of the way to allow the Fifth Mizukage to deal with him.
Later on, he got caught in Zetsu's Spore Technique and when Onoki notices Sasuke escaping Mei, he recommends that the two join the fight. Akatsuchi accepts and employs the Earth Release: Golem Technique to summon a gigantic earthen golem that bites and rips the Zetsu clone from Akatsuchi's body.
Later, Tsuchikage sent Akatsuchi and Kurotsuchi on a political mission to strengthen Kirigakure's relationship with Iwagakure, along with Chojuro, who the Fifth Mizukage also sent on the same mission to stop Ganryu.
During the mission, Naruto saves Akatsuchi, who got hurt in the battle against Ganryu and his squad. After some time, when Kisame Hoshigaki could locate Killer B and Naruto Uzumaki, Onoki with Akatsuchi and Kurotsuchi went to the location to find him.
When Akatsuchi, Onoki, and Kurotsuchi were near the location, they spotted Kabuto and Reincarnated Deidara and battled the two. Still, he escaped when they pushed back Kabuto and saw he was at a disadvantage.
During the Fourth Shinobi War, Akatsuchi stayed with Onoki but later, when Onoki joined the battle alongside Gaara in Fourth Division, Akatsuchi joined with his comrades. Later he was seen when the Five Kage entered the battlefield.
He attended the Five Kage summit with the Fourth Tsuchikage, Kurotsuchi, in Konohagakure. This meeting was about the greater threat than Kaguya Otsutsuki when Sasuke informed all the Kage about his discovery and his hunch.
Later, Akatsuchi and many Iwagakure villagers learned about the Akuta, which Onoki and his research team created for the village's good. Still, Kurotsuchi rejected the proposal because Akuta was not a stable creature and could be a danger to themselves.
When Onoki fell sick, Akatsuchi was assigned to take care of him. Still, after knowing all the secrets about Onoki's plan for Akuta and fighting against Ku, he helped Boruto and his team find Mitsuki. Together they were able to shut down the research center and were able to defeat Ku and his fellow members. Later he was seen crying when Onoki passed away and attended his funeral with other shinobis.
Akatsuchi in Naruto was more like child’s soul in an adult body as he is always potrayed cheerful and manages to stays happy. He used to tease Third Tsuchikage sometimes.
He is more of a soft heart who welcomes everyone with an open heart if they are an ally but also can get angry if someone disrespects his comrades. He was loyal to Third Tsuchikage and always tried to protect him.
Akatsuchi is tall and a big adult who wore an Iwagakure shinobi outfit and wears a red bandana on his head with an Iwagakure sign head protector over that. He is a fair-skinned man with chubby cheeks and a plump nose, wearing shinobi sandals and a brown jacket.
Akatsuchi also wears a yellow scarf in both Naurot and Boruto series, but in Boruto, he does not wear a bandana anymore. He also keeps his hair in a ponytail, and as his cheeks become less plump. He's dressed in a brown kimono and jeans.
Akatsuchi is well-skilled, strong Jonin who is physically very strong and also knows a lot of jutsus. He can use Earth Release: Golem Technique and despite his size is shown to be very quick on his feet, which can be seen multiple times over the course of the series.
Akatsuchi also uses Earth's release to form a rock shield that can protect him from fire with him capable of using most earth jutsus.
|Game name||Japanese release||English release|
|Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Online||14 April 2013||20 July 2016|
|Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Blazing||14 July 2016||24 August 2016|
A. Akatsuchi is from Iwagakure (The Village Hidden in Stones).
A. To take flight and increase maneuverability, Kurotsuchi can lighten the atmosphere as well as his body, enabling her to fly.