Kinoto is a former member of Konoha's Anbu faction Root and is a strong shinobi as he is a part of the Anbu. He is quite stealthy, and can stay hidden and out of sight. Not a lot is known about him as all the information regarding the Anbu members is kept confidential.
|First Appearance in Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #349|
|Voice Actors||Ryuuchi Kijima(Japanese Dub), Todd Haberkorn(English Dub)|
|Village||Konohagakure (Village of the Hidden Leaf)|
Just after the Third Great Shinobi War, Kinoto served as Danzo's bodyguard during his meeting with Orochimaru after he was passed over for the position of the Hokage. He later informed Danzo about Orochimaru cutting ties with Konoha and took part in the assassination attempt of Hiruzen Sarutobi upon Danzo's orders which were foiled by Kakashi.
Three years later, Danzo requested Kinoto and Kinoe to retrieve a Sharingan from Kakashi in order to replace his own right eye, which was slowly losing its light. However, their mission was a failure due to Kinoe using a wooden eyeball of the Sharingan.
Kinoto had spiky black hair and black eyes but his face was generally concealed behind an Anbu mask which had red patterns across the surface. He wore the typical attire of the Anbu with a tattoo on his left shoulder and a tattoo strapped on his back.
Kinoto is a strong shinobi as he is a part of the Anbu. He is quite stealthy, and can stay hidden and out of sight. He also wields a sword which shows that he's skilled in kenjutsu. As he also has a cursed seal on him, it shows that he's skilled in juinjutsu.
A. KInoto is the second sign of the Chinese calendar.