Akio is a fictional character in the popular manga and its anime adaptation, the Naruto series, written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto.
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Akio is a fictional character in the Naruto series who appeared in episode 209 of Naruto with the title, The Enemy: Ninja Dropouts. Akio is a young boy from the Land of Forests. He was the leader of the group of orphans in the Land of Forests.
|First Appearance in Anime||Naruto Episode 209: The Enemy: Ninja Dropouts|
|Japanese Voice Actor||Satoshi Hino Mami Shitara (Child)|
|English Voice Actor||Johnny Yong Bosch|
|Status||Presumably Alive (Based on his last appearance)|
|Affiliation||Land of Forests|
Very little is known about Akio’s past. Due to his limited appearances in the series, close to nothing is known about his lineage or background other than the fact that he is the younger brother of Todoroki, the captain of the guards on the ship that was transporting Gentetsu, a rogue ninja.
Akio had a limited appearance in the series and was first seen in episode 209 of Naruto with the title, The Enemy: Ninja Dropouts, in the Gantetsu Escort Mission Arc. Todoroki thought his younger brother Akio had passed away. But Akio, who was in charge of a small group of orphans in the Land of Forests, was actually alive. The Shinobazu, a band of rogue ninjas from numerous hidden villages, kidnapped him. He was rescued by the joint efforts of Naruto Uzumaki, Todoroki, and Gantetsu from the Shinobazu's stronghold. Although he was delighted to be reunited with his brother, he decides to accompany Gantetsu rather than go back with his brother in order to help him in protecting the orphans. Todoroki bids farewell to his younger brother and extends his best wishes to Akio and presents him with the gift he intended to give him when they were kids.
This is the only instance Akio ever appeared in the anime or the manga of the series. Based on this minimal appearance, Akio is believed to be alive and well as he has not made an appearance since, until any additional piece of information comes to light suggesting otherwise.
Due to his lack of appearance in the series and any related information, almost nothing is known about Akio’s personality. Based on his limited role, it can be deduced that Akio is quite a responsible young man. He is also passionate about others. When he had the opportunity to reunite with his brother, he chose to go their separate ways in order to help the orphans he lived with for so long.
Akio has black eyes and short brown hair. He wraps a thick red headband over his head, and some of his bangs hang over it. He was seen wearing a blue hooded shirt with its sleeves torn off around the elbows. In addition to that, he fashions a green vest above his shirt, paired with some pants and standard sandals.
Akio might use a spear in battle, even though he hasn't had formal fighting training or training as a shinobi. He can also use a sword and is quite good in kenjutsu; with little effort, he can cleanly cut a giant tree branch in half. Additionally, he possesses excellent spatial awareness and can navigate the Forest of Bewilderment with ease.
A. Akio is a fictional character in the Naruto series that appeared in episode 209 of Naruto with the title, The Enemy: Ninja Dropouts. Akio is a young boy and leader of the group of orphans in the Land of Forests.
A. Akio is voiced by Satoshi Hino and Mami Shitara (as a child) in the original Japanese version of the anime. Johnny Yong Bosch voiced Akio in the English dub version of the anime.