Jinin Akebino was a jonin from Kirigakure and he was a member of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. He and the other swordsmen surrounded a Konoha team but they were distracted by Might Duy who sacrificed himself for them to escape. Jinin was later on killed by Duy's effort.
|First Appearance in Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #265|
|Voice Actors||Hidenari Ugaki(Japanese Dub), Sean Schemmel(English Dub)|
|Village||Kirigakure (Village of the Hidden Mist)|
During the Fourth Great Shinobi War, the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist were reincarnated to overwhelm the Allied Shinobi Forces. Among them, Jinin was bombarded with a lot of techniques and retrieved Kabutowari fringe ,the scroll which was under Mangetsu Hozuki's possessions, when they entered the thick Mist and Jinin began a silent massacre which allowed them to break through their defense.
With Zabuza defeated and the Mist cleared, Jinin was exposed to the enemy. By the time Kakashi and Guy departed to reach Naruto, the Third Division had successfully sealed Jinin thanks to Sai. Ensui Nara then used his Shadow Sewing Technique to bind Jinin and Sai completed the sealing technique by drawing Jinin in with the help of tiger drawing.
Jinin was known to be heroic and he is quite confident with his sword skills as it was his strongest offense. He enjoys killing his enemies like his other teammates.
Jinin had a brown beard and hair which he tied in a topknot. His face is angular in shape and he has a proper protuberant nose. He wore a dark-colored poncho over his standard Kirigakure uniform, which consisted of a sleeveless dark shirt with matching pants and a waist guard, pin-striped arm, and leg warmers. He also wore his village's arm warmers and had bandages around his neck like all the other Swordsmen of the Mist.
Jinin was quite skilled in using the Kabutowari which is a blunt sword that consists of a single sided axe and a hammer joiner by a leather strap which can break through any defense. This also functions as a wedge and is an ambidextrous weapon. The sword making allows the weapon to retain its individual capabilities and this was due to Jinin's high speed.
Jinin could also use the hammer and the sword to their fullest potential. He can create powerful shock waves just by slamming it into the ground. He has an aggressive and offensive style of fighting but has very poor defensive skills which allows anyone fast to counter attack him whenever there's an opening.
Jinin Akebino not only appears in the series but is also a video game character
Jinin Akebino is a playable character in the following video games:
|Game name||Japanese release||English release|
|Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Blazing||14 July 2016||24 August 2016|
|Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Online||14 April 2013||20 July 2016|
A. Jinin’s sword’s name is Kabutowari.
A. Jinin belongs to Kirigakure, the Village Hidden in the Mist.