Killer B is the jinchuriki of the Eight-Tails and he is a shinobi from Kumogakure. Unlike the previous Eight-Tails jinchurikis, he was able to befriend the beast and used its power to benefit Kumogakure. He is responsible for protecting the village and aspires to be a famous rapper.
|First Appearance in Anime||Naruto Shippuden Episode #142|
|Voice Actors||Hisao Egawa(Japanese Dub), Catero Colbert (English Dub)|
|Village||Kumogakure (Village of the Hidden Clouds)|
B was the one who was selected as A's tag partner by the Third Raikage. He was selected as out of all the kids he was the only one who could perform Lightning Release: Double Lariat with A. As he was A’s tag partner, he was named B and A declared that they would be brothers from that day onwards.
B has always been good friends with Motoi since he was five. After the previous Eight-Tails jinchuriki lost control and killed Motoi’s father and seven other shinobis, B was selected as its next jinchuriki.
B also suffered a lot being the Eight-Tails jinchuriki, just like Naruto and Gaara. Despite all the hate he got, he always kept up a smile and trained hard to become a great jinchuriki so that his brother could become the Fourth Raikage.
To avenge his father, Motoi thought that he should kill B so that the Eight-Tails died with him, but B defeated him easily and did not hold any hate against Motoi. Motoi, ashamed of his behavior, vowed that he would not speak to B for thirty years. B went to the Land of Lightning to train with his brother where he found the Falls of Truth.
He learned how to control the Eight-Tails out there and once encountered Minato. When Minato moved to counter A’s attack, B used a tentacle to push A away, which shocked Minato when he realized that B was the Eight-Tails jinchuriki. After this encounter, Minato gained a lot of respect for B and his abilities.
When A became a Raikage, he didn't allow B to transform into the Eight-Tails completely and did not allow him to leave the village. He told him to become the guardian of the village and protect it. After pestering Darui, B learned that Konoha and Suna were holding Chunin exams and he saw this as an opportunity to show his skills, but as A had predicted his move, he had Darui and C stop him.
B is very proud of his power and what he has become, despite the way he was brought up, and becoming a jinchūriki. Just like Naruto, he can be overconfident, cocky and stubborn, especially when it is in regard to his own strength. He demands respect from others and asks to be called Lord Eight-Tails. He has a special way of expressing his pride, he usually raps and tends to call people 'Ya fool' when speaking to them.
He tends to sometimes write his rhymes in the middle of a fight or during an important meeting, even if they do not turn out well, which is usually the case. He usually gets his ideas of rapping while battling his opponents right on the spot; this sometimes causes people around him to become annoyed. B thinks very highly of his rapping skills and does not like anyone who makes fun of his lyrics.
Raikage believes that Killer B is not the kind of person who works well with strategies that are created by other people, and he would only bring more chaos into the battlefield. The Raikage is the only one who can keep B in check, as B only listens to him. Whenever B notices a good talent, he respects that individual greatly. Yugito Nii, the Three-tails jinchūriki was one person B looked up to due to her extreme skills and talents.
He also praised Sasuke Uchiha after their fight ended, calling him one of the strongest shinobi he had ever fought. B had a very close relationship with his brother, the Raikage, and for his elder brother's sake he was ready to become a jinchūriki even if it meant being treated like an outsider by the villagers.
If anyone close to B is in danger he would not even think twice to put himself at risk to save them. This caring nature of his distinguishes him from the other jinchurikis, as most of them are cynical and uncaring towards others due to their own problems. He even understood what Naruto went through even though they did not share the same past. He has a very casual and friendly relationship with Gyuki and can be seen holding conversations with him.
He can even be seen resisting the lustful charms made by Naruto by using his Harem Jutsu. But he's not entirely unaffected, which can be seen when he sees Tsunade. This is later explained as B's interest in older women.
By the time the Fourth Great Shinobi War took place, B is seen to have matured a lot. A, Darui and C believed that having B on the battlefield would make it more chaotic than it already is. This ended up being proved wrong as he improved himself in order to become a good mentor to Naruto and also helped the Allied Shinobi Forces.
B is also very kind and compassionate and has a huge liking for animals. He never had any bad blood against Motoi, even though he tried to kill him, and the villagers who treated him differently. He also took a great liking to Naruto and enjoyed spending time with him.
He also supported his decision to join the war as he knew that there would be no point stopping him. He even wanted to visit Naruto after he became the Hokage, but Gyuki told him not to as Naruto did not have a lot of free time on his hands.
Killer B has dark skin and is muscular in build with light blond hair which looks almost white. On his right shoulder he has a tattoo that says 'iron' which signifies the Iron Armor Seal that was used to seal the Eight-Tails inside him, and on his left cheek, he has a tattoo of a bull's horn. His top lip is a bit darker than his lower lip.
B wears oval-shaped sunglasses and a white forehead protector. He also has Kumogakure's standard one strap over shoulder flak jacket. He also wears a long red rope belt tied to his waist and standard Kumo hand and shin guards. He wears shinobi sandals and a white scarf around his neck. At first, he used to carry seven swords around his neck but now he only carries two swords on his back and stores the rest in Samehada.
As a kid, B's hair was quite shaggy and he wore a simple suit along with his sunglasses, which became his trademark, and a scarf with Kumo Ninja Shin guards. In his teens, his hair drew longer and he styled it and wore it in a combed manner. He wore the standard Kumogakure Ninja uniform with the shirt and carried two Super Vibrato Lightning Release Swords. As he got older, he started wearing his forehead protector like a bandana.
After the Fourth Great Shinobi War, B's clothing style changed. He wore a long dark-sleeved vest that exposed his abdomen along with white baggy pants that were held up by a cord with the standard shinobi sandals. His hair had gotten longer and his brow had become hairless and prominent.
As the guardian of Kumogakure and after mastering his unique powers, Killer B has become quite a powerful shinobi. Not only that, since B is the Eight-Tails jinchuriki, he is part of the few people who have achieved total control of a tailed beast. As he has a strong relationship with his tailed beast, it helps B by distributing its chakra to him and they have a good partnership.
As he is a jinchuriki, B also possesses a large quantity of chakra and stamina. He can quickly recover and return to battle with no side effects. B can even partially transform some of his body parts into those of Gyuki's, like his arm or the eight tentacles on his back. These transformations can be used for various purposes.
He can even use Gyuki's octopus traits like producing ink from his mouth to blind his enemies, or making ink clones to immobilize or seal his targets. He can even regenerate any of Gyuki's tentacles if they're lost; this ability does not work on his horns though. In this state, he can fire multiple Tailed Beast Balls and generate powerful tornadoes by spinning its tentacles rapidly.
His fighting style consists of unpredictable moves and his natural raw strength surpassed his own brother’s. His ability to impale his enemies whenever he finds an opening is quite on point and accurate in hitting the vital spots. B can use Lightning, Fire, and Water Transformations.
He can use Lightning chakra and channel them through his blades and can use it on himself to increase his strength and speed. He can increase his Lightning chakra so much that it can even surpass Wind Release.
In this, the Jinchuriki can use the abilities that are granted to them by their tailed beasts. As they get older, they gain more control over their tailed beast’s power. They are also able to transform into their tailed beasts in varying degrees, granting them the capabilities of that tailed beast itself.
A Tailed Beast Ball consists of black and negative white chakra. The user must gather and balance the chakra in their mouth and shape it into a sphere. Even though they are very heavy, they can travel at an incredible rate once fired. They are quite destructive and can vaporize anything that they touch.
In this technique, two users perform the technique from both behind and in front of the user. Both the users must use the same amount of opposing strength. If it is done properly the force of the technique will decapitate the target.
In this technique, B holds his swords weirdly. Even though it is strange, B is extremely skilled in using these blades and has learned this style as a kid. In this style, his movements become quite unpredictable.
Killer B did not only make an appearance in the series but also in the movie and video games.
Killer B is a playable character in the following video games.
|Game name||Japanese release||English release|
|Naruto Shippūden: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! Special||2 December 2010|
|Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Impact||20 October 2011||18 October 2011|
|Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2||21 October 2010||19 October 2010|
|Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3||18 April 2013||5 March 2013|
|Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4||4 February 2016||9 February 2016|
|Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations||23 February 2012||13 March 2012|
|Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution||11 September 2014||16 September 2014|
|Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker||30 August 2018||31 August 2018|
|Naruto x Boruto: Ninja Tribes||June 2019||June 2019|
|Naruto x Boruto: Ninja Voltage||22 November 2017||22 November 2017|
|Naruto: Shinobi Collection||2014|
|Naruto: Shinobi Collection Shippū Ranbu||27 July 2015|
|Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Online||14 April 2013||20 July 2016|
"I'm the only one who gets to interrupt me!”
"I've got the energy to spare and sparkling charm. The Eight-Tails' a killer bee rockin' the melody! OH YEAH!"
"I float… like a butterfly. And sting like a bee! 'Cause I'm the Eight-Tails!"
"Becoming a jinchūriki, you can lose a lot, and your heart goes hollow, but if you got things you don't want to lose, they become a light to follow! The tailed beasts aren't our only source of strength! What was inside our hearts before the monster... shines like a sun, powers us to any length! That's where our true power comes from!"
"Brother, I'm a big idiot as you said too, and Naruto is as well, right dude? But the ones who accomplish things are the big idiots that don't care about how thick and strong the wall is, yahoo."
A. Minato stated that B was a true Shinobi Killer thus this gave him the name Killer Bee.
A. Blue B was the previous jinchūriki of the Eight-Tails.
A. According to the fans, Might Guy will be capable enough to beat Killer Bee in a fight.