Kanpō 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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Kanpō is a character in the Naruto series that first appeared in episode 63 of the Naruto anime with the title, Hit it or Quit it: The Final Rounds Get Complicated! 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 63: Hit it or Quit it: The Final Rounds Get Complicated!|
|Japanese Voice Actor||Takahiro Yoshino (Episode 147)|
|English Voice Actor||Steve Blum (Episodes 63 and 198)Bob Joles (Episode 147)|
|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 Kanpō is a medical ninja of Konoha, a member of Konoha’s Medical Corps.
Kanpō first appeared in the Chunin Exams Arc. In the arc, after Neji Hyuga’s match against Naruto Uzumaki in the final round of the Chunin Exam had ended with Neji’s defeat, Kanpō, along with another medical ninja, attended to Neji’s injuries. Later, Hiashi Hyuga entered the room to speak with Neji. Kanpō was surprised by this development and left the room at Hiashi’s request, giving Hiashi and Neji some privacy.
In the Mizuki Tracking Mission Arc, Kanpō informs Lady Tsunade, the Fifth Hokage, that the last prisoner had been captured. He also informed her that Shizune had suffered bad injuries, but they had treated her and her life was not in any kind of danger.
These are the only incidents where Kanpō made an appearance and he hasn’t reappeared since. Due to the lack of information, it is hard to determine whether Kanpō is still alive or not. For the time being, Kanpō is believed to be alive and well until any additional information comes to light suggesting otherwise.
Almost nothing is known about Kanpō's personality or true nature due to his limited appearance in the series and any relevant information. However, based on his limited role, it can be said that Kanpō is dedicated to his work as a medical ninja.
Kanpō is a young man with fair skin, black eyes, and thick 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 matching white hat covering his head and gear to cover his ears, only leaving his face visible. Additionally, his uniform also has the Medical Corps’ insignia on the left side of his chest.
Although Kanpō is a medical ninja, the true extent of his abilities is still unknown. However, based on his status, it can be deduced that as a medical ninja, Kanpō possesses higher-than-average intellect, combined with excellent chakra control, and is well-versed in medical ninjutsu and medical procedures.
Apart from the Naruto manga and anime, Kanpō 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. Kanpō is a character in the Naruto series that first appeared in episode 63 of the Naruto anime with the title, Hit it or Quit it: The Final Rounds Get Complicated! He is a resident and a medical ninja of Konohagakure, also known as the Village Hidden in the Leaves.
A. Steve Blum in episodes 63 and 198 and Bob Joles in episode 147 voiced Kanpō in the English version of the anime. Takahiro Yoshino voiced Kanpō in episode 147 of the original Japanese version of the anime.