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Shizune is a Jonin Shinobi who is from Konohagakure (The Village Hidden in Leaf), also known as Konoha. She is also a Medical-Nin and got her training from Tsunade. She travels with Tsunade throughout her lengthy hiatus from active shinobi duty and doesn't return to Konoha until Tsunade is appointed the Fifth Hokage.

She supports Tsunade in carrying out the responsibilities of Hokage, a position she has held during the tenures of the Sixth and Seventh Hokage.

All About Shizune

First Appearance in AnimeNaruto Episode: 85
Japanese Voice ActorKeiko Nemoto
English Voice ActorMegan Hollingshead
BirthdateNovember 18
TeamKonoha Special Mission Platoon
Orochimaru Search Team
Logistical Support and Medical Division
Allied Shinobi Force
Captain of the Logistical Support and Medical Division of the Allied Shinobi Forces
FamilyDan Katō (Uncle)
VillageKonohagakure(The Hidden leaf Village)

Life of Shizune

Shizune is born in the Hidden Leaf Village and a niece of Dan Kato who was Tsunade love. She always liked being close to Tsunade from the start and always looked up to her, and wanted to be great Shinobi like Tsunade, who is the legendary Sanin and the granddaughter of the Konoha’s First Hokage (Hidden Leaf).

Tsunade, her uncle's lover, departed Konoha following his passing and took Shizune as her assistant and trainee. Tsunade and Shizune have a close relationship, and Shizune places Tsunade's well-being at the top of her list of concerns.

Fourth Raikage Help

Shizune also helped Raikage men when she and Tsunade were out of the village. Amai and the Fourth Raikage begged Tsunade to aid their wounded colleague. Shizune performed the operation when Tsunade gave in and when she informed the Raikage of her master's two major losses, the deaths of Dan and Nawaki.

After hearing his remark that her master was insane, she chastised the Raikage and threw the Exploding Insect at his feet. After gathering herself, she instructed Amai, who had been assisting with the procedure, to finish.

Orochimaru and Kabuto Approach

Years later, Orochimaru returned to Tsunade in an effort to convince her to heal his arms which were injured by the Third HokageHiruzen Sarutobi when Orochimaru attacked Konoha.

Still, Tsunade refused, and when Orochimaru resisted leaving in Tsunade's custody, Shizune and Kabuto Yakushi briefly argued. Shizune sought to urge Tsunade against it, even trying to persuade her to murder him with her help. Orochimaru had offered Tsunade a bargain: if she assisted, he would return her brother and lover back to life.

Shizune attempted to stop Tsunade from assisting Orochimaru by using force after all other attempts to convince her failed, but Tsunade easily beat her. Later, she engaged Kabuto again in the battle to shield Tsunade and Naruto Uzumaki from harm.

Despite Shizune's best attempts, Kabuto proved to be too much for her, as he was able to avoid her blows and render her helpless. Shizune was able to repair her legs, and she and Naruto, who was unconscious, departed the battlefield as the three Sannin prepared to end their conflict. After accepting the Fifth Hokage position, she went back to Konoha alongside Tsunade.

In the anime, the gang made a pit stop in a hot springs village. Senta and Bunz conspire to use extortion to force Tsunade to pay them the money she owes their boss after discovering that she had stolen the necklace that belonged to the First Hokage and was being worn by Naruto.

Shizune had to decide whether to utilize the Transformation Technique to pass as Tsunade after discovering the message and could not locate Tsunade anywhere.

Shizune Saved Injured Genma, and Raido

Shizune commanded a squad comprising Genma Shiranui, Raido Namiashi, and Iwashi Tatami to make up for the shortage of personnel brought on by the Konoha Crush when Tsunade assumed the title of Hokage. They saw a presence nearby while resting in a woodland after the ostensibly taxing task.

Shizune and Iwashi are left to wait for Raido and Genma's return as they decide to investigate what it is. Shizune and Iwashi went to see what was taking so long after the pair took too long to return. When they arrive, she is startled to find Genma and Raid wounded on the woodland floor.

Shizune immediately provided them with medical care ,but she also observed that they needed hospitalization. Shizune oversaw a group of medical-nin that included Kito and Mogusa when the Sasuke Recovery Team later visited the area.

Shizune saw that each hair strand had to be impacted by chakra control even if they were utilizing Neji's hair as a medium to cure the wounds. Later, she cheerfully informed Tsunade of the operation's success despite appearing exhausted.

Mizuki and the Legendary Stupid Brothers defeated Shizune in the anime, with the former using her appearance to trick Naruto and Iruka.

Chunin Exam By Hidden Sand and Hidden Leaf

In an effort to improve Konoha's standing among the other villages, Tsunade made the decision to hold an early Chunin Exams. Shizune submitted the test files during a meeting between Konoha and Suna in an effort to win their support.

Gaara, who was then the Kazekage, requested that the examinations took place in his village when Tsunade's actual motive of luring the Akatsuki became clear.

Shizune later expressed in private her concerns about using Naruto as a jinchriki as bait for the Akatsuki after it was decided to hold the first exam in Konoha and the second in Suna.

Tsunade said that Gaara had offered to do that himself by chance. Due to a dispute in the second exam, the Chunin Exams were ultimately concluded before the beginning of the finals.

Gaara instead opted to let each participant's village chief decide whether or not to advance them after receiving a report on their performance. Shizune then helped Tsunade choose which Konoha-nin would receive a promotion.

Sealing Team

Shizune was tasked with helping seal the Three-Tails in the anime. She was in command of the sealing crew, and her aides were Ino, Sakura, and Hinata. She gave instructions to the other team members to hasten the procedure.

Guren and her soldiers frequently disrupted the sealing, so the Anbu group performed that sealing jutsu.

Human Path Autopsy

Shizune was given the task of investigating the body he had kidnapped after Jiraiya was slain by Pain, the commander of the Akatsuki. Shizune was offered Anbu escorts after she learned that the body piercings were black receivers so that she could notify as many people as she could.

She reconnects with Inoichi, but the Human Path manages to kidnap Shizune before they can start working together. When it realized that Naruto was in Mount Myoboku, it read her mind and killed her by removing her soul. Her body was protected during the subsequent devastation and eventually brought back to life via Pain's resurrection method.

Fourth Shinobi World War: Shizune Logistic and Medical Division Leader

During the Fourth Shinobi World War, Shizune was named captain of the Logistical Support and Medical Division of the Allied Shinobi Forces. She expressly said that Tonton was not to be eaten when she presented herself and Tonton to the division.

To efficiently assist all the injured shinobi on the battlefield, she later divides her division. Shizune and the other medical-nin moved to the medical compound when night fell. There, she later asked two jonin-level doctors to help revive one of the patients before healing Tonton's right front leg, which had been sprained because the piglet had carried too many heavy crates in her eagerness to help.

After Sakura discovered the transformed intruder who had broken into the facility and was murdering medics, the entire area was closed down. Not only that, severe instructions were issued that no one should approach Shizune or enter without having their identities verified by HQ.

Under the protection of an Akimichi, Shizune and Sakura performed an autopsy on the White Zetsu Army clone that had been caught at this time and discovered that Hashirama's DNA and Yamato's had grown even more similar since the Kage Summit events. They later conveyed information to Tsunade at the headquarters as they started to piece out the facts about the clones.

The next day, two Iwa-nin approached Shizune and Sakura, one of whom was severely hurt and pleading with them to save her husband. Though they couldn't determine who was who at the moment, the Akimichi stationed at the entrance warned them to remain back since he distrusted everyone.

Sakura invited them over as she begged them not to let her husband pass away as she held him. As the two get ready to assault the two medics after eluding the guard, it is discovered that they are White Zetsu Army imposters. Shizune went to help Sakura, who was being attacked first, and Naruto's shadow clone, who had just arrived, killed the imposters.

Shizune later arrived at the jincuhriki's battleground and positioned herself among the rest of the Shinobi Alliance. After announcing the arrival of her division, she started mending Guy as the other shinobi in her division attended to the other wounded soldiers.

Later, as Obito Uchiha promised that the world would end, she gathered with the other members of the Allied Shinobi Forces and prepared to confront their enemy.

Later, she and Hashirama, who said that Sakura's strength could be stronger than Tsunade's, gazed on, smiling with pride. Sakura noted how competent Sakura was in utilizing this technique. After making the seal, she called Katsuyu, and the two started mending the injured.

Shizune simply told the shinobi, who reacted suspiciously to Katsuyu's presence, that the slug was there to aid them. Shizune was later regarded as one of the select few Alliance ninjas that successfully assisted Naruto and the Konoha 11 in removing the tailed monsters from Obito.

Shizune revealed Sasuke's past to Sara in Boruto: The Next Generation

Shizune noticed Sarada where she had called her out as she walked past. Shizune startled Sarada as she was going to climb the roof of the home, so Sarada just started babbling, and Shizune asked her if anything was wrong.

Sarada then excused herself since she had a task to complete. After Sakura Uchiha passed out and was taken to Shizune by Sakura's daughter, Sarada, Shizune took care of her fellow student.

Shizune revealed to Sarada that her mother had already fainted several times. She subsequently discussed her concerns about her origins with Sarada, who was gazing at a picture of her father with team Taka. Shizune argued that her reservations were unfounded.

Shizune just remained silent while sporting an obviously dejected expression when Sarada called her out on it and revealed that she was aware that there were no records of her birth. She asked Sarada why she caused this, pointing out that Taka and Karin were wearing the same spectacles.

Later, while discussing the approaching Academy graduation preparations with Naruto and Shikamaru, Sasuke received a letter informing him about a young kid using the Sharingan to attack the Uchiha.

Shizune was worried that Naruto's decision to handle things personally while leaving a shadow clone behind might interfere with the graduation examinations. Sakura had fully recovered, and Shizune informed her about Sarada's recent acts of pursuing her father and her questions about her origins. She also informed Sakura of Sarada's location.

Shizune’s Personality

She is a very kind and composed individual, but when Tsunade needs her help, she transforms into someone who is cruel and ferocious. She also loses her anger easily when someone belittles Tsunade, which shows her devotion to the girl.

She also informed the Konoha Council of Tsunade's intention to send Naruto on a mission that Shizune believed would put him in great danger, which occasionally caused their relationship to become strained. This shows that she is not afraid to voice her disagreement with Tsunade's choices or objections.

She has a strong moral code, as evidenced by the fact that she unsuccessfully tried to convince Tsunade not to accept Orochimaru's offer to heal his arms in exchange for bringing back Dan and Nawaki. She reasoned that the two would not be happy to return at the expense of innocent lives, and she succeeded.

She also takes her job as a medical-nin extremely seriously, which makes her disapprove of Kido Tsumiki's unethical plan to prescribe drugs to traumatized kids in order to make money instead of using Sakura's and Ino's very successful yet inexpensive therapy.

In her role as the Hokage's Assistant, she is highly energized and effective and frequently prods Tsunade to finish the paperwork to avoid piles of unsigned papers in the future.

On missions, she is frequently shown questioning Tsunade on what to do with the town and the shinobi. She is shown in an opera as being self-conscious of her appearance and scared of being unmarried after the traditional marriageable age.

She even displays jealousy of Kurenai's connection with Asuma and his large bust while intoxicated.

Shizune’s Appearance

Shizune is seen wearing a long, bluish-black kimono with white trimmings fastened with a white obi and low-heeled, open-toed shoes. When sent on missions, Shizune has also been spotted donning the distinctive, extra-long-sleeved flak jacket that is part of the regular Konoha shinobi gear.

She has black round eyes and jet-black hair that is straight and shoulder-length and has bangs that frame her face and hide her ears. Shizune is a fair-skinned woman of ordinary height and slim form. But she doesn't have a forehead guard on. Sakura and Shizune both have a propensity to pin their hair up while working.

She wore her typical shinobi garb during the Fourth Shinobi World War. However, this time the sleeves were shorter. She also had a bracelet around her right arm designating her rank and the Allied Shinobi Forces' forehead protector.

Shizune had developed barely perceptible wrinkles around her eyes years after the war. She is dressed in a one-sleeved, black kimono fastened at the waist with a sash. She is covered with mesh armor below this, some of which is visible on her left arm without sleeves.

She is one of the prettiest female characters in the Naruto anime series, and mostly throughout the Naruto Shippuden series and naruto series, she stayed the same.

Shizune’s Abilities

She is one of the best Medical Shinobi in the series as a jonin and Tsunade’s apprentice, it's clear to everyone that she is not just a good Medical Shinobi but also can hurt anyone with her skills and different techniques. She was appointed as the leader of Medical units and the Logistics division during the Fourth Shinobi World War.

Shizune is very wise and intelligent, after a short time, she and her crew discovered the truth about the black receivers placed in Pain's First Animal Path during an autopsy. Similarly, she confirmed her presumption about the White Zetsu Army and the First Hokage's DNA similarities during the Fourth Shinobi World War.

Tsunade and Jiraya both have faith in Shizune's skills and abilities, which can also be seen when Jiraya says she should handle Kabuto alone.

Shizune’s Ninjutsu Techniques

Being a Jonin rank shinobi, she knows all basic Ninjutsu and can use Shadow Clone Jutsu to make 36 clones of her which take lots of Chakra. She also knows Sealing Jutsu, which she performed while capturing three tails, as she led the team along with Sakura, Hinata, Ino, and Sakura.

Medical Ninjutsu

Shizune is the third best Medical Shinobi in Hidden Leaf after Tsunade and Sakura, but she has greater experience than Sakura in Medical Ninjutsu. The slightest error may be deadly, but Shizune's expert chakra control allowed her to carry out even the most difficult medical ninjutsu, such as guiding a team to repair an injured person's body with new cells.

Poison Techniques

Shizune's main strategy in combat is to use poison in her blows. According to Kabuto, in the anime, she can release a deadly gas from her lips that are lethal even if only a whiff of it is inhaled.

Shizune also imbues her senbon and kunai with a poison that, with just a scratch, may render someone helpless and paralyzed. She has two ways to shoot senbon: either sequentially from her lips or through a hidden wrist-mounted gadget.

Shizune in Other Media

Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky

Shizune continues to serve as the Hokage's aide when Tsunade relinquishes her position as leader and Kakashi replaces her as the Sixth Hokage.

The Last: Naruto the Movie

Shizune and Tsunade helped evacuate people during an attack by Toneri tsutsuki two years after the war. Later, she and many other villages heard the global announcement that the moon situation was now gone. She was last seen accompanying Tsunade to the wedding of Naruto and Hinata to offer her congratulations.

Sakura Hiden: Thoughts of Love, Riding Upon a Spring Breeze

To aid children who the war has psychologically harmed, Sakura and Ino establish a children's mental health facility. Although Shizune and Tsunade successfully acquired the finances required to maintain the center for a year, Kido opposes their efforts and persuades the council to fund the Anbu for the next year.

Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise

A search for more than a hundred missing shinobi is launched by Konoha, Kumogakure, and Kirigakure. Sai has been in touch with Sasuke, who is in charge of the investigation, and he has acquired evidence on the Dark Thunder Group that may be to blame, Shizune tells Kakashi at a meeting. Shizune aids in defending the villagers as the village is attacked.

Shizune role in Naruto Movies

Naruto Shippūden the Movie

She confided in Tsunade that she was worried about Naruto embarking on a risky assignment when Team 7 was summoned, and Tsunade detailed the task. Tsunade reassured her, noting that Naruto is the sort of person who never gives up, which is extremely uncommon to find in someone.

She implied they were now secure as the Ghost Army turned away from Konoha, but Tsunade indicated the contrary.

Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Lost Tower

At Ramen Ichiraku's grand opening, Guy, Asuma, and Kakashi may be standing in line with a young Shizune.

Road To Ninja: Naruto, the Movie

Shizune has a significantly bigger breast in the parallel reality, making her look more like Tsunade from the regular world. She wears a similar outfit, but her kimino is more loosely open, exposing her cleavage, and has a deep slit on the right side that extends to her hip.

Shizune in Video Games

Game nameJapanese releaseEnglish release
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 230 September 200412 June 2007
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 322 December 200525 March 2008
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 45 April 200724 March 2009
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress30 March 200624 June 2008
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 520 December 200727 November 2009
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 310 December 200911 May 2010
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Online14 April 201320 July 2016
Naruto: Shinobi Collection2014-
Naruto: Shinobi Collection Shippū Ranbu27 July 2015-
Naruto Mobile20162016
Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Blazing14 July 201624 August 2016
Naruto x Boruto: Ninja Voltage22 November 201722 November 2017


Shizune's favorite food is cooked brown rice, while her least favorite is pork.

Her favorite phrase is "The flowers, the birds, the wind, and the Moon" (花鳥風月, Kachō Fūgetsu), an idiom of "the beauty of nature."

Her hobby is visiting cultural heritage sites.

Shizune has completed 139 official missions in total: 74 D-rank, 44 C-rank, 18 B-rank, 3 A-rank, and 0 S-rank.

Shizune shares the same voice actress in both English and Japanese versions of the anime as Tonton.

Studio Pierrot's Settei of Shizune shows that the high-heeled sandals she wears add 5 cm to her height.


  1. (To Tsunade) "Lady Tsunade! You can't!! Don't listen to the offers of these liars. Your brother and my uncle wouldn't want you to do this either!!"
  2. (To Tsunade) "Are the wishes of two people more… Tsunade!! Your dreams… your wishes… Have you forgotten them?"
  3. (To Naruto) "You may think you're all healed, you may even look all healed, but you're NOT all healed!"
  4. (To Naruto) "All in good time, just as soon as you're completely healed.


Q. What is the name of the Shizune pet?

A. Shizune pet name is Tonton.

Q. Shizune is from which village?

A. Shizune is from Hidden Leaf Village.

Q. Which Division does Shizune lead during Fourth Shinobi World War?

A. She leads the Medical unit and Logistics division during Fourth Shinobi World War

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