Tetsuru 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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Tetsuru is a Naruto series character who made his debut in Naruto Shippuden episode 116, "Guardian of the Iron Wall." He was a prisoner at Orochimaru’s Southern Hideout.
First Appearance in Anime
Naruto Shippuden Episode 116: Guardian of the Iron Wall
Japanese Voice Actor
English Voice Actor
Presumably Alive (Based on his last appearance)
Very little is known about Tetsuru as his past is still shrouded in mystery. In the series, Tetsuru was introduced as a prisoner in Orochimaru’s Southern Hideout.
Tetsuru made his debut in the anime in Itachi Pursuit Mission Arc. In the storyline, Tetsuru asked Suigetsu Hozuki, who approached him, about the rumor spreading around about Orochimaru getting killed by Sasuke Uchiha. Once Suigetsu confirmed Orochimaru’s demise, Tetsuru was concerned about his own fate after this development. Tetsuru couldn’t believe his fate when Suigetsu told him that he and other prisoners were to be set free. However, Suigetsu laid out a condition for their freedom. He asked Tetsuru and other prisoners to spread the word of Orochimaru’s defeat and demise in exchange for setting them free, to which everyone agreed with ease.
As Tetsuru has not made an appearance since it is hard to determine whether he is alive or dead. For the time being, based on his last status, he is presumed to be alive and well.
Tetsuru spent many years of his life in prison because of Orochimaru. It is believed that he was also a subject of Orochimaru’s unethical experiments. These years in imprisonment had caused Tetsuru to fear Orochimaru and he lost all hope of freedom. He became pessimistic.
He had light brown hair that was cut short, small dark eyes, an unshaven face, and his head was bandaged. In his sparse appearance, he was dressed in the typical prisoner attire of a white T-shirt as well as some pants.
Tetsuru was one of Orochimaru’s prisoners, so there is a possibility that he possesses a unique trait that caught Orochimaru’s attention. However, it is just speculation, and information about Tetsuru possessing any abilities is unavailable.
A. Tetsuru is a Naruto series character who made his debut in Naruto Shippuden episode 116, "Guardian of the Iron Wall." He was a prisoner at Orochimaru’s Southern Hideout.
A. Tetsuru is voiced by Kanji Suzumori in the original Japanese version of the anime. Steven Blum voiced Tetsuru in the English dub of the anime.