Hōshō 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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Hōshō is a character in the Naruto series that first appeared in episode 135 of the Naruto anime with the title, The Promise That Could Not Be Kept. He is a resident and a medical ninja of Konohagakure, also known as the Village Hidden in the Leaves.
|First Appearance in Anime||Naruto Episode 135: The Promise That Could Not Be Kept|
|Japanese Voice Actor||Unknown|
|English Voice Actor||Krik Thornton|
|Status||Presumably Alive (Based on his last appearance)|
|Affiliation||Konohagakure (Village Hidden in the Leaves)|
Very little is known about his childhood and past other than the fact that Hōshō is a medical ninja of Konoha, a member of the Medical Corps.
Hōshō first appeared in the Sasuke Rescue Mission Arc. In the arc, Hōshō was a member of one of the two medical units that were dispatched to provide backup to the Sasuke Recovery Team (consisting of Naruto Uzumaki, Shikamaru Nara, Neji Hyuga, Kiba Inuzuka, and Choji Akimichi). Upon arrival at the scene, Hōshō was disappointed to discover that the Sasuke Recovery Team had failed in their mission, to recover Sasuke Uchiha.
Later, he ran into Kakashi Hatake who was returning to Konoha while carrying the injured Naruto on his back, and informed him about the situation and the status of the rest of the members of the team.
This is the only incident where Hōshō made an appearance and hasn’t reappeared since. Due to the lack of information, it is hard to determine whether Hōshō is still alive or not. For the time being, Hōshō is believed to be alive and well until any additional information comes to light suggesting otherwise.
Almost nothing is known about Hōshō's personality or true nature due to his limited appearance in the series and any relevant information. However, it is stated that Hōshō is truly a kind person and wishes nothing more than peace and prosperity for his village, Konoha.
Hōshō is a young man with fair skin, black eyes, black hair, and narrow eyebrows. He wears the standard outfit of Konoha’s hospital medical ninja, consisting of a white full-sleeve, high-collared jacket, and matching pants. Additionally, he wears a white, matching headgear that covers his head, and his ears, only leaving his face visible, and has a Konoha forehead protector attached to it.
Although Hōshō is a medical ninja, one of Konoha’s finest, the true extent of his abilities is still unknown. However, based on his status, it can be deduced that as a medical ninja, Hōshō possesses an intellect, combined with excellent chakra control, and is well-versed in medical ninjutsu and medical procedures.
Apart from the Naruto manga and anime, Hōshō is also part of Naruto’s gaming franchise. He made his debut in the gaming category with the release of Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Online.
A. Hōshō is a character in the Naruto series that first appeared in episode 135 of the Naruto anime with the title, The Promise That Could Not Be Kept. He is a resident and a medical ninja of Konohagakure, also known as the Village Hidden in the Leaves.
A. Krik Thornton voiced Hōshō voiced in the English version of the anime. Who voiced Hōshō in the original Japanese version of the anime is still unknown.