Maen Nara 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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Maen Nara is a well-renowned tokubetsu (special) jonin of Konohagakure (Village Hidden in the Leaves) and a member of the formidable Nara clan of Konoha.
|First Appearance in Anime||Naruto Shippuden episode 365: The Invisible Dancers|
|Japanese Voice Actor||Unknown|
|English Voice Actor||Unknown|
|Status||Presumably Alive (Based on his last appearance)|
|Affiliation||Konohagakure (Village Hidden in the Leaves)Allied Shinobi Forces|
The details of Maen's past are rather mysterious and very little is known about his upbringing or his skills. In the anime, he only made a few brief appearances. However, he is undoubtedly one of the strongest shinobi Nara clan has to offer to the shinobi world.
Maen made his first appearance in the series in episode 365 of the Naruto Shippuden anime in the Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax Arc. In the arc, along with other Nara clan members, Maen assisted Shikamaru Nara to restrain the Ten-Tailed Beast by manipulating its shadow. This gave the Allied Shinobi Forces a much-needed opening to launch a counterattack on the beast.
Maen has not appeared since this incident; thus, his absence makes it impossible to say whether he is dead or alive. He is currently assumed to be alive and well unless any information comes to light indicating otherwise.
Maen had a limited appearance in the series, so not much is known about him. It is stated that despite his looks, Maen is a kind-hearted man and enjoys watching deer in the forest of the Nara clan.
Maen has dark eyes and spiky black hair that he wears in a traditional Nara ponytail, and he has a scar on his left cheek. He is dressed in the typical Konoha shinobi clothing, including a flak jacket (signifying his jonin status), black underclothes, a head protector, and conventional shinobi sandals.
Due to his limited appearance in the series, details about the true extent of Maen’s abilities are still a mystery. Nonetheless, Maen is a capable shinobi of the Nara clan and Konoha. He possesses Yin Release and is adept in the Nara clan’s secret technique, shadow manipulation jutsu.
With this ability, he was capable enough to restrain the Ten-Tailed Beast with his shadow imitation jutsu by collaborating with other members of the Nara clan.
A. Maen Nara is a well-renowned tokubetsu jonin of Konohagakure (Village Hidden in the Leaves) and a member of the formidable Nara clan of Konoha.
A. Maen Nara appeared in episode 365 of the Naruto Shippuden anime, with the title, The Invisible Dancers.