Jirobo 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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Jirobo is a Naruto series character who first appeared in Naruto Episode 68, "Zero Hour! The Konoha Crush Begins!" Jirobo was a shinobi of Otogakure, also known as the Village Hidden in the Sound.
He was a member of the Sound Four, a group of powerful ninjas serving Orochimaru, one of the primary antagonists in the series. Jirobo possessed exceptional physical strength and is known for his large build. He specialized in earth-based jutsu and is recognized for his ability to manipulate rocks and use them as weapons.
Jirobo of the North Gate
First Appearance in Anime
Naruto Episode 68: Zero Hour! The Konoha Crush Begins!
Japanese Voice Actor
English Voice Actor
Otogakure (Village Hidden in the Sound)
In the Naruto anime, the Sound Four had a slightly different backstory than in the manga. originally, they were prisoners held captive by Orochimaru, the sinister rogue ninja. Orochimaru would pit these prisoners against each other in brutal battle royales, where they were forced to fight to the death.
By surviving their respective matches, the Sound Four proved themselves to be the strongest among Orochimaru's prisoners, earning them a place as his personal bodyguards.
However, the dynamics of the group changed when Kimimaro, a highly skilled shinobi with a rare Shikotsumyaku ability, joined them. Due to his exceptional powers and loyalty to Orochimaru, Kimimaro was appointed as the leader of the group after he defeated the Sound Four with his unique abilities, and they became known as the Sound Five.
Kimimaro's bone-manipulating abilities made him a prime candidate to become Orochimaru's next host body, as Orochimaru sought to transfer his consciousness into a new vessel to extend his life. Under Kimimaro's leadership, the Sound Five worked closely with Orochimaru, assisting him in various missions and acts of sabotage.
One notable mission was the assassination of the Fourth Kazekage, the leader of the Hidden Sand Village. The Sound Five also played a role in disrupting the Chūnin Exams held in Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf Village, where they were involved in the deaths of several shinobi, including Shiore's team.
However, during these events, Kimimaro fell gravely ill due to a terminal illness that had afflicted him for some time. This forced him to withdraw from the group and put a halt to Orochimaru's plans of using him as a vessel. The specifics of when Kimimaro became ill were not explicitly mentioned in the anime.
Jirobo, along with the rest of the Sound Four, had their initial appearance during a critical event in the Naruto anime. The incident took place during the battle between Orochimaru, the rogue ninja, and Hiruzen Sarutobi, the Third Hokage of Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf Village.
As Orochimaru engaged in a fierce confrontation with the Third Hokage, Sakon, Ukon, Jirobo, Kidomaru, and Tayuya, the members of the Sound Four, erected a powerful barrier. The barrier's purpose was to prevent anyone from interfering in the epic battle between their master and the revered Hokage.
During the intense clash, Orochimaru succeeded in defeating the Third Hokage and ultimately took his life. However, Orochimaru's victory came at a great cost. As a consequence of Hiruzen’s forbidden technique, the Reaper Death Seal, Orochimaru's arms suffered from severe necrosis, rendering them useless for combat. Realizing the urgency of the situation, Orochimaru ordered the Sound Four, including Jirobo, to retreat and escort him back to Otogakure, the Hidden Sound Village.
Understanding the gravity of their master's condition, the Sound Four facilitated his return to Otogakure, where Orochimaru could seek the necessary medical assistance and plan his next moves.
Under Orochimaru's command, Jirobo, along with the other members of the Sound Four, undertook a mission to Konohagakure with the objective of persuading Sasuke Uchiha to ally himself with Orochimaru. Arriving in the village, Jirobo joined forces with Sakon and Kidomaru in a strategic confrontation to assess Sasuke's combat abilities.
In this small skirmish, Jirobo swiftly overpowered Sasuke, showcasing his formidable physical strength and expertise in earth-based jutsu. The Sound Four, recognizing Sasuke's potential, extended him an invitation to join Orochimaru's ranks, promising him the opportunity to acquire power comparable to their own.
Following their encounter, the Sound Four left Sasuke to contemplate their proposal, knowing that his decision could alter the course of his destiny. As night fell, Jirobo and the rest of the Sound Four positioned themselves outside the village, patiently awaiting Sasuke's arrival.
When Sasuke eventually approached, accepting their offer, Jirobo and his comrades bowed before him, acknowledging his newfound leadership as their chosen path forward. This marked a significant turning point in Sasuke's journey as he embarked on a treacherous path, entwined with Orochimaru's dark ambitions.
once they had distanced themselves sufficiently from Konoha, Jirobo and his fellow teammates administered Sasuke the Mind Awakening Pill, a potent drug designed to accelerate the maturation of his cursed seal. This would elevate the seal to a more advanced and formidable second stage. To facilitate Sasuke's adjustment to the drug, the Sound Four employed their Four Black Fogs Formation, enveloping him in a cloud of darkness that induced unconsciousness.
As the strongest member and the last-in-command of the group, Jirobo shouldered the responsibility of carrying the coffin housing Sasuke's unconscious body. However, their departure did not go unnoticed. Alert Konoha ninjas, Genma Shiranui, and Raido Namiashi intercepted the Sound Four, observing their departure in the direction of Konoha. Sensing potential danger, a battle promptly erupted between the opposing forces.
In a display of their enhanced powers, the Sound Four activated the second level of their cursed seals, utilizing their newfound strength to engage Genma and Raido in combat. Despite their exhaustion from previous battles, Jirobo and his comrades fought valiantly, employing their unique abilities to overcome their adversaries.
However, the prolonged fight took its toll on the Sound Four, leaving them drained and fatigued. Realizing the pressing nature of their mission and the need for haste, the group hastily set up traps in the surrounding forest, aiming to impede any pursuit. Frustrated by the imposed delay, Jirobo and his teammates reluctantly halted their journey, seeking much-needed respite despite the urgency of their task.
Once the Sasuke Recovery Team located the Sound Four, Shikamaru Nara swiftly ensnared them all in his formidable Shadow Imitation Technique. However, unbeknownst to them, Sakon's brother, Ukon, concealed himself within the protective cover of the trees and launched a surprise attack, shattering Shikamaru's hold over the rest of the Sound Four.
In a calculated move, Jirobo selflessly allowed his comrades to proceed ahead while he took charge of the situation. Harnessing his Earth Release abilities, Jirobo erected the impenetrable Earth Release Barrier: Earth Prison Dome of Magnificent Nothingness, effectively trapping the members of the recovery team within its confines. Capitalizing on their predicament, Jirobo initiated a draining technique, siphoning their chakra to replenish his own diminishing reserves.
However, Neji Hyūga, utilizing his exceptional Byakugan, keenly discerned Jirobo's plan and promptly alerted the rest of his team. Determined to escape the clutches of their captor, Kiba Inuzuka and his faithful companion, Akamaru, launched a relentless assault on the dome, attempting to break through its walls. Regrettably, their efforts proved futile as the structure reconstructed itself, progressively weakening their attacks while Jirobo steadily absorbed more and more of their chakra.
Team leader Shikamaru, displaying his tactical acumen, proposed a desperate offer: sacrificing Sasuke and the other members of his team in exchange for his own freedom. However, Jirobo vehemently refused, asserting that Shikamaru deserved death for even suggesting such a treacherous act. Yet, Shikamaru's intent was merely a ruse to ascertain Jirobo's exact location.
With unwavering determination, the team concentrated their combined efforts on the section of the dome farthest from Jirobo—the weakest point. Gradually, their relentless assault paid off as they managed to exploit the dome's vulnerability, eventually breaking free from their confinement and escaping Jirobo's clutches.
Naruto Uzumaki and Kiba valiantly launched an attack against Jirobo, hoping to overpower him. However, their efforts proved to be in vain as Jirobo effortlessly repelled their assaults, showcasing his immense strength and resilience. Undeterred, the Sasuke Recovery Team regrouped and chose to conceal themselves, seeking a tactical advantage. Unfortunately, Jirobo's keen senses enabled him to swiftly locate their hiding spot.
Utilizing a devastating Earth Release technique of tremendous power, Jirobo unleashed an onslaught that caught Shikamaru off guard, ensnaring him and attempting to end his life. In a desperate act of heroism, Choji Akimichi intervened just in the nick of time, saving Shikamaru from certain death. Jirobo expressed his disdain for Shikamaru's perceived ineptitude, taunting the rest of the team about their choice of following such a leader.
However, Choji, filled with determination, demanded a one-on-one confrontation with Jirobo, eager to prove himself and protect his friends. Demonstrating his loyalty and resolve, Choji equipped Shikamaru with essential supplies, alluding to a hidden weapon within their arsenal. Jirobo scoffed at this claim, charging towards them, confident of his imminent victory. Choji surprised everyone, including Jirobo, as he managed to catch Jirobo by his belt, a feat that caught the formidable opponent off guard.
With newfound strength granted by one of his clan's Three Coloured Pills, Choji stood firm, matching Jirobo's might blow for blow. Despite Jirobo's warning that his friends would be next after he had dealt with Choji, the resilient Choji declared that it might not be as easy for Jirobo as he thought. overwhelming Jirobo with sheer force, Choji seized the upper hand and forcefully hurled him against a nearby tree, leaving Jirobo stunned and momentarily incapacitated.
As Choji persisted in countering Jirobo's relentless attacks, the determined adversary decided to unleash the power of level one of his cursed seal, augmenting his strength to overpower Choji. Ruthlessly, Jirobo pummeled Choji while taunting him, emphasizing that he had been left behind as the weakest member of the team, sacrificed for the benefit of the others.
Refusing to accept Jirobo's demeaning words, Choji's unwavering spirit led him to consume a second pill, triggering a significant surge of chakra within him. Empowered by this newfound energy, Choji tapped into his expanded capabilities, enlarging his limbs to repel Jirobo's assault. Surprised by Choji's sudden resurgence, Jirobo attempted to seize him once more, but Choji managed to evade his grasp.
In a remarkable turn of events, Choji's transformation escalated further, causing him to grow into a colossal figure. Embracing his giant form, Choji sought to crush Jirobo under his tremendous weight, utilizing his newfound stature as a formidable weapon against his adversary. The immense force and determination exhibited by Choji presented Jirobo with a formidable challenge that he had not anticipated.
With unwavering determination, Jirobo pushed his cursed seal to its second stage, surging with newfound power that allowed him to lift the giant form of Choji and send him hurtling through the air. As Choji returned to his normal size, he crashed heavily onto the ground, rendered immobile and unable to continue the fight.
Seizing this opportunity, Jirobo drained the last vestiges of his own dwindling chakra reserves, recognizing the necessity of replenishing his energy now that he had entered the second stage of his cursed seal. Dissatisfied with Choji's incapacitated state, Jirobo callously hurled him to the ground, causing a bag of potato chips to spill from Choji's belongings.
Jirobo callously consumed the last chip, repeating his previous insults, cruelly emphasizing Choji's weight, proclaiming him as the weakest member of the team, and asserting that he had no true friends.
Closing in for the final blow, Jirobo aimed to finish off the defenseless Choji. However, to Jirobo's surprise, Choji ingested the remaining Three Coloured Pill, a transformative substance that converted his stored fat reserves into a surge of chakra. This sudden surge of power allowed Choji to evade Jirobo's attack effortlessly, now a hundred times stronger than before.
Overwhelmed by Choji's newfound strength, Jirobo found himself unable to match the resolute determination and power of his opponent. Choji swiftly gained the upper hand, overpowering Jirobo in every exchange. Overwhelmed with rage and fueled by his unwavering loyalty to Shikamaru, Choji struck Jirobo down, stating that he could forgive the insults or even the theft of his favorite snack.
However, he vowed to obliterate Jirobo for his disparaging words about Shikamaru. Drawing upon the entirety of his chakra, Choji channeled his energy into his left fist, preparing to unleash the devastating Butterfly Bullet Bombing technique.
He declared that this attack held the weight of his entire existence. Despite Jirobo's pleas for mercy, Choji unleashed a thunderous punch, striking Jirobo's chest with immense force. The impact created a colossal crater and, simultaneously, crushed Jirobo's heart, resulting in instantaneous death.
Jirobo's body reverted to its original appearance as he lay defeated at the bottom of the crater, his lifeless form serving as a testament to Choji's triumph in their fierce battle.
During the Fourth Shinobi World War, Jirobo and his Sound Four teammates found themselves resurrected by Kabuto Yakushi to serve as pawns in the conflict. Assigned alongside Tayuya, Jirobo was deployed to the coastal region of the Land of Lightning. There, he once again crossed paths with Choji, resuming their intense battle.
Despite receiving enhancements from his summoner, Jirobo found himself on the losing end of the confrontation, unable to overcome Choji's unwavering determination. However, displaying his incredible resilience, Jirobo swiftly reconstructed himself, refusing to succumb to defeat. As the situation became increasingly unfavorable, Jirobo resorted to employing the Space–Time Technique Formula: Underworld Turnover, a technique that allowed him to teleport himself, his fellow Sound Four members, and their original adversaries to an alternate location.
Jirobo regroups with his fellow Sound Four members inside the confines of the Underworld Turnover barrier. Determined to carry out their assigned tasks, they resume their battles, skillfully switching opponents while Shikamaru, ever the strategist, observes and analyzes their tactics.
In an unexpected twist, Jirobo unveils a cruel reward for their adversaries' valiant but futile efforts. He reveals that even in defeat, their struggles will not lead to their release from the barrier. This revelation further fuels the intense battles, as the Sound Four mercilessly overwhelm the Konoha shinobi, fueled by the deep-seated hatred they hold for their enemies.
Amidst the chaos, Shikamaru seizes the opportunity to exploit the Sound Four's hatred, using it as bait to draw Naruto, the beacon of hope, towards the barrier. He skillfully manipulates the situation, provoking the Sound Four to channel their animosity towards Naruto. Shikamaru's plan revolves around breaking his comrades free from the barrier by enticing Naruto's involvement.
As the battles rage on, Naruto arrives at the scene, driven by his unwavering determination to protect his comrades. In a display of his formidable strength, he effortlessly overcomes Jirobo and his companions, swiftly dispatching them before their defeated souls return to the afterlife.
In his relentless pursuit of self-discovery, Kabuto Yakushi conducted experiments that involved incorporating the DNA of the Sound Five members into his own being. Utilizing the unique kekkei genkai of Sakon and Ukon, Kabuto unlocked the ability to access the genetic material of the other Sound Five members within his own body.
This incredible feat was manifested through the creation of constructs that emerged from the base of his navel snake, resembling the respective individuals.
One of these constructs represented Jirobo, complete with his formidable Earth Release techniques. Kabuto harnessed Jirobo's immense power to counter the formidable Amaterasu, an intense black fire technique wielded by Sasuke Uchiha. By utilizing Jirobo's Earth Release abilities, Kabuto successfully defended against the destructive flames and effectively separated himself from the combined forces of Sasuke and Itachi Uchiha during the tumultuous Fourth Shinobi World War.
Among the members of the Sound Four, Jirobo stood out as the epitome of calmness, sensibility, and silence, evident through his stoic demeanor. His reserved nature contrasted with the brashness of his teammate Tayuya, and he disliked her use of foul language or derogatory remarks, especially when she referred to him as "fatso."
Despite facing her insults, Jirobo never allowed himself to be provoked, consistently reprimanding Tayuya for her offensive language whenever it occurred. This particular dynamic with Tayuya became a defining characteristic of Jirobo, allowing his teammates to quickly recognize an impostor when Shikamaru Nara failed to reprimand her as he usually would.
Jirobo possessed a notable penchant for gluttony, often finding himself hungry and desiring sustenance at all times. This frequent need for nourishment occasionally caused him to lag behind the rest of the team, impeding their progress. It was not uncommon for Jirobo to refer to the enemies from whom he absorbed chakra as his "meal" or use other food-related terms, emphasizing his insatiable hunger and his tendency to view his opponents as sources of sustenance.
Similar to the other members of the Sound Four, Jirobo possessed a notable arrogance and frequently regarded his adversaries as mere "trash." He exhibited a tendency to provoke his enemies during battles, often resorting to derogatory remarks and name-calling.
In his confrontation with Choji Akimichi, he relentlessly taunted and belittled him, consistently referring to his weight and using it as a means to undermine Choji's self-esteem. However, even amidst his disdain, Jirobo occasionally displayed a twisted form of pity, albeit in a mocking manner, towards his opponents. This was evident in his battle with Choji, where he expressed a faux sense of pity towards him.
Jirobo, along with his fellow Sound Four members, held his own moral code and had a distinct perspective on leadership and loyalty. He criticized Shikamaru Nara for what he perceived as poor leadership, accusing him of abandoning Choji and betraying his teammates. This moral stance ultimately contributed to his downfall, as an enraged Choji exacted revenge upon him for his offensive words and actions.
In the anime, after being resurrected, Jirobo harbored deep bitterness towards those who had previously killed him. Consumed by a thirst for revenge, he, alongside his comrades, became devoted to eliminating the Sasuke Recovery Team, seeking retribution for their previous defeat.
Jirobo's character was marked by his arrogance, provocative behavior, and distorted sense of pity. These traits, coupled with his skewed moral compass and vengeful nature, played significant roles in shaping his actions and interactions throughout the series.
Jirobo, the tallest member of the Sound Four, possessed a formidable and commanding presence. His physical appearance matched his imposing stature, with fair skin and narrowed, slanted orange eyes that often bore a stern expression. Notably, Jirobo sported a distinct hairstyle, characterized by three tufts of orange hair. A central mohawk-like tuft ran down the middle of his head, while two similarly styled tufts adorned the sides.
In terms of attire, Jirobo wore a sleeveless, beige-colored tunic adorned with the emblem of the Sound Four at the hem. Accompanying this was a pair of black, ¾ length pants that reached just below his knees. He accessorized with black arm-warmers and a unique necklace consisting of red circular pieces interspersed with long metallic segments.
Completing his ensemble were traditional black shinobi sandals and mid-calf leg warmers covered by bandages. Around his waist, he sported a purple rope-like belt tied in an inverted bow. Upon being reincarnated, Jirobo retained his original appearance during his lifetime, except for the addition of the gray sclerae shared by all the other ninja brought back through Kabuto Yakushi's resurrection technique.
As acknowledged by Orochimaru, Jirobo was deemed the physically strongest member among the Sound Four, although he was considered the weakest overall. However, the other members of the group still regarded him as a formidable adversary.
Shikamaru even went as far as recognizing Jirobo's skill, stating that his prowess reached the level of a jonin, showcasing his capabilities as a formidable fighter.
In the anime, Jirobo's prowess was further demonstrated by his selection as one of the individuals chosen for reincarnation by Kabuto. This decision by Kabuto served as an additional testament to Jirobo's abilities and the recognition of his strength.
While Jirobo may have been deemed the weakest member within the context of the Sound Four, his physical strength, formidable skills, and recognition from others highlight his capabilities as a powerful and formidable opponent in battle.
Despite the turbulent dynamics among the Sound Four members, they possessed a comprehensive repertoire of Cooperation Ninjutsu techniques. one such technique was the Combination Transformation, enabling them to assume the guise of Orochimaru's bodyguards while concealing their actual numbers. This strategy allowed them to deceive their enemies and maintain an element of surprise.
During the intense battle between the Third Hokage and Orochimaru, the Sound Four employed the Four Violet Flames Formation, creating a barrier that prevented anyone from entering or exiting its confines. This defensive maneuver effectively restricted the movement of their opponents and provided them with an advantageous position.
In their mission to transport Sasuke Uchiha to Orochimaru, the Sound Four utilized another technique known as the Four Black Fogs Formation. This barrier technique induced a temporary state of suspended animation, rendering the target in a death-like state. This method facilitated the adaptation of the cursed seal on Sasuke's body and facilitated his transportation under controlled conditions.
Additionally, in the anime, the Sound Four demonstrated the Space–Time Technique Formula: Underworld Turnover. This technique allowed them to create a specialized barrier, transferring the souls of both the user and the target within its confines. This ability granted them a means to confine and manipulate the spiritual essence of their opponents.
Furthermore, the Sound Four showcased the Sound Four: Summoning: Four Beasts Encirclement Formation. By summoning their individual animal companions, they could effectively encircle their adversaries from all directions, restricting their movement and creating a challenging environment for their opponents.
Jirobo was widely recognized for his exceptional physical strength, surpassing that of his fellow Sound Four members. His towering size and muscular build complemented his impressive power. Utilizing his immense strength, Jirobo showcased remarkable earth manipulation abilities.
He could erect sturdy barriers, manipulate massive sheets of rock, and even employ techniques like the Earth Release: Earth Mausoleum Dumpling. This technique involved him lifting a colossal sphere of earth and hurling it toward his intended target with devastating force.
In his cursed seal level 2 form, Jirobo's strength reached extraordinary levels. He displayed the ability to effortlessly lift Choji, who had grown to mountain-like proportions, with a single hand. This demonstrated the sheer magnitude of his physical might.
Jirobo's combat style primarily revolved around the Arhat Fist, a formidable fighting technique that combined his raw physical strength with simple yet impactful taijutsu strikes. By utilizing this style, Jirobo could inflict tremendous damage upon his adversaries.
His physical capabilities were exemplified when he successfully halted Kiba Inuzuka's Passing Fang technique, showcasing his ability to neutralize even fast and agile opponents with his sheer strength. Jirobo's mastery of physical combat, coupled with his earth manipulation prowess, made him a formidable force on the battlefield.
Jirobo, being one of Orochimaru's trusted and formidable warriors, bore the mark of a cursed seal. When activated in Level 1, the seal spread across his entire body, manifesting as a series of interconnected triangular markings. This activation not only enhanced his physical strength but also granted him additional power. However, it was in the Level 2 Cursed Seal form that Jirobo's transformation became even more pronounced.
In Level 2, Jirobo underwent a significant physical metamorphosis. His distinctive mohawk grew into a long and spiky mane that extended down to his shoulders. His skin took on a brownish-reddish hue, and his eyes gained yellow irises with dark black sclerae.
Furthermore, his body became adorned with various warts, particularly on his face, shoulders, and forehead. This transformation reflected the immense power he had acquired, and his physical strength was amplified to an extraordinary degree. In the anime adaptation, following his reincarnation, Jirobo discovered that his connection to the cursed seal allowed him to tap into even greater power when consumed by intense feelings of hatred and rage.
This enabled him to engage in a fierce battle against Choji, who had greatly augmented his own physical strength and fighting capabilities. Jirobo's ability to draw upon additional power from the seal showcased his resilience and determination in combat.
Jirobo possessed a unique ability to drain chakra from his enemies through various means, showcasing his skill as a formidable fighter. Through simple physical contact or by utilizing his earth structures, he could absorb the chakra of his opponents. This ability served as a substitute for his constant hunger, allowing him to derive energy from the chakra he absorbed, much like one would gain sustenance from food.
In the anime adaptation, his absorption power was taken to even greater heights, capable of draining the life essence of a target over prolonged contact, ultimately reducing them to a withered state.
His proficiency in Earth Release techniques further enhanced his combat prowess. Jirobo specialized in manipulating earth-based techniques that complemented his immense physical strength. He could hurl massive chunks of earth at his opponents, using his incredible power to cause significant damage.
Additionally, he possessed the skill to create defensive earth walls, effectively shielding himself from attacks. His mastery of earth manipulation extended to the ability to construct an earth prison, entrapping his adversaries while draining their chakra.
In the anime adaptation, Jirobo demonstrated the ability to summon a golem, a towering creature crafted from earth. This golem shared his ability to absorb chakra, amplifying Jirobo's draining capabilities. Furthermore, the golem possessed the remarkable ability to reconstruct itself if damaged, increasing its resilience and extending its threat on the battlefield.
Jirobo possessed the following jutsus in his arsenal of techniques:
Barrier Method Formation
Earth Release Barrier: Earth Prison Dome of Magnificent Nothingness
Earth Release: Earth Mausoleum Dumpling
Earth Release: Earth Shore Return
Earth Release: Hiding Like a Mole Technique
Four Black Fogs Formation
Four Violet Flames Formation
Sound Four's Cursed Seals
Sound Four: Summoning: Four Beasts Encirclement Formation (Anime only)
Space–Time Technique Formula: Underworld Turnover (Anime only)
Summoning Technique (Earth Prison Golem) (Anime only)
In addition to the Naruto manga and its anime adaptation, Jirobo appear in other media formats of the Naruto franchise as well.
He also appears in a Naruto OVA (Original Video Animation), titled “Hidden Leaf Village Grand Sports Festival!”
Jirobo made his debut in the gaming category with the release of Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2. He is a playable character in the following games:
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 4
5 April 2007
24 March 2009
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 5
20 December 2007
27 November 2009
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Blazing
14 July 2016
24 August 2016
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
4 February 2016
9 February 2016
Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections
Naruto: Gekito Ninja Taisen! 4
21 November 2005
Naruto: Ninja Council 3
27 April 2006
22 May 2007
Naruto: Shinobi Collection
Naruto: Shinobi Collection Shippū Ranbu
27 July 2015
Naruto: The Broken Bond
18 November 2008
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2
30 September 2004
12 June 2007
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3
22 December 2005
25 March 2008
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja online
14 April 2013
20 July 2016
In the Naruto video games Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations, and Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution, Jirobo is only available as a support character.
(To Tayuya) "Tayuya, a girl shouldn't talk that way."
(To Shikamaru) "So, you're really the leader, huh? What a fine example you're setting the rest of your team. You'll see a man's true character when he's pushed to the edge of death. But you're hardly a man at all. Certainly not one worthy of leading a team of ninja into battle. Sacrificing Sasuke and the rest of your squad...huh, so that's how a Konoha chūnin acts. Did you really believe I let you out? You deserve to die."
(To Choji Akimichi) "I'll make short of you, then I'll hunt them for dessert!!"
(To Choji) "Hmph...you know something? You get five people together, one of them is always the reject. The guy they only keep around for a laugh. And in a pinch, he's always the first one to go, a pawn among knights. You are the pawn."
(To Choji) "Some pretty good chakra...Still, far from a main course."
Jirobo was the third member of the Sound Four to be created.
Masashi Kishimoto intended to include a distinctively large character in the group. Kishimoto wanted this character to stand out and be different from the other members.
According to the databook(s):
His favorite phrase was: "Sobriety and Honesty" (謹厳実直, Kingen Jicchoku).
His hobby was practicing kenpo.
Jirobo officially completed 46 missions: 20 D-rank, 15 C-rank, 8 B-rank, 2 A-rank, and 1 S-rank.
Jirobo can be seen during the Konoha Sports festival and the omake of Naruto: Shippūden episode 129.
In the manga, Jirobo is the only member of the Sound Four not to have a personal summon.