Kiji 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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Kiji is a character in the Naruto series that first appeared in Naruto Shippuden episode 224 titled, “The Ninja of Benisu.” He is a genin of Benisu Island, also known as Crimson Sandback Island, located somewhere south in the Land of Fire.
|First Appearance in Anime||Naruto Shippuden Episode 224: The Ninja of Benisu|
|Japanese Voice Actor||Nobuaki Kanemitsu|
|English Voice Actor||Kyle Herbert|
|Status||Presumably Alive (Based on his last appearance)|
|Affiliation||Benisu Island (Crimson Sandback Island)|
Very little is known about his childhood and Kiji’s past as it is still shrouded in mystery. 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 a genin of the Benisu Island.
Kiji first appeared in Paradise Life on a Boat Arc. Kiji, his brother Sada, and Bando came upon Sakura Haruno, Ino Yamanaka, Choji Akimichi, and Naruto Uzumaki (protagonist of the series) while on a quest to gather herbs from Nanakusa Island, a similar goal to their own. They offered to let the shinobi from the Village Hidden in the Leaves pay for some of what they had gathered as they had already collected the majority of the supplies on the island. The Hidden Leaf shinobi declined their offer. They headed out, claiming they could acquire everything from every spot on the island before the Hidden Leaf shinobi.
Kiji and his team were attacked by a big lizard after they had collected the last item on their list and were eventually saved by Naruto when the teams reunited after arriving at their destination on the island. Kiji and his brother were startled when Bando, who was grateful to him, gave them a portion of the island's harvest without charge. They questioned the appreciative Hidden Leaf shinobi as he departed and he replied that he was willing to take a loss now in exchange for rewards in the future.
Kiji has not appeared since this occurrence and thus his absence makes it impossible to say for sure whether he is dead or alive. He is currently assumed to be alive and well unless any information surfaces indicating otherwise.
Due to his lack of appearance in the series, almost nothing is known about Kiji’s personality. From his limited appearance, it can be deduced that Kiji possesses a cheerful personality and often keeps smiling. He shares this personality trait with his twin brother, Sada. The twin brothers also tend to speak in sync.
Kiji has short, black hair that is tied in a topknot and falls about his face. He is dressed simply, with an apron-like suit over his clothes, a white sash, wrist warmers, and plain sandals similar to those worn by shinobi.
Kiji, a shinobi from Benisu Island (Crimson Sandback Island), travels with an abacus that serves as both a skateboard and a calculator. He also seems to be familiar with various plants and herbs. Unfortunately, due to a lack of significant appearances, the full extent of his abilities is still unknown.
A. Kiji is a genin of Benisu Island, also known as Crimson Sandback Island, located somewhere south in the Land of Fire.
A. Kiji is voiced by Nobuaki Kanemitsu in the original Japanese version of the anime. Kyle Herbert voiced Kiji in the English Dub of the anime.