| (みたらしアンコ, Mitarashi Anko) |
|Anime||Naruto Episode #25|
|Movie||Naruto: Shippūden the Movie|
|Video Game||Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3|
|OVA||Finally a clash! Jōnin VS Genin!! Indiscriminate grand melee tournament meeting!!|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Game and Movie|
|Spanish||Cony Madera (Latin America)|
|Height||167 cm1.67 m |
|Weight||45.8 kg100.972 lb|
|Team||Infiltration and Reconnaissance Party|
|Ninja Rank||Tokubetsu Jōnin|
|Academy Grad. Age||10|
|Chūnin Prom. Age||12|
Anko Mitarashi (みたらしアンコ, Mitarashi Anko) is the proctor for the second exam of the Chūnin Selection Exams and leader of the Infiltration and Reconnaissance Party.
Added by GeohoundAnko was once the student of Orochimaru. Later she, along with nine others, were branded with Orochimaru's first ten samples of the Cursed Seal of Heaven. Of the ten, Anko was the only one to survive, establishing the one-in-ten chance of surviving the Cursed Seal. Orochimaru supposedly rejected Anko as a subordinate, believing she did not have the lust for power or vengeance needed to fuel the Cursed Seal. Orochimaru lost interest in her, though he believed there was some value in letting her live. In the anime, after learning of her past, she was glad to discover that she wasn't tossed away like trash as she first had thought by Orochimaru, but chose to leave Orochimaru herself.
Personality EditAnko is easygoing, tomboyish, stubborn, and sometimes hyperactive, making her very similar to Naruto in many ways. Despite portraying several Naruto like habits, she has shown to be very knowledgeable and studious. However, she is also shown to have a bloodthirsty (in a literal sense) side, as shown when she scratched Naruto's face with a kunai, and licked away his blood. This probably comes from her time with Orochimaru. She regularly makes sure to have at least basic knowledge of the landscape for which her next mission will take place.
As shown in flashbacks during the Land of Sea arc, Anko greatly admired Orochimaru while under his tutelage, seeing him as a role model and was inspired to be more like him. After being branded by Orochimaru with the Curse Seal, Anko became enraged and carried a deep loathing for her former teacher. From there on, Anko continues to search for Orochimaru in hopes of taking him down, feeling that it is her duty as his former subordinate to stop him, even at the cost of her life.
Appearance EditAnko has light brown, pupil-less eyes. Her violet hair is done up in a short, somewhat spiky ponytail. She is commonly seen wearing a tan overcoat, complete with a fitted mesh body suit that stretches from her neck down to her thighs. She wears a dark orange mini-skirt, as well as a forehead protector, a small pendant that looks like a snake fang on a thick cord rather than a chain to prevent it from being easily torn off in combat, and shin guards. She also wears a dark blue belt around her waist that connects to her skirt that has an appendage-like sash. The Cursed Seal of Heaven, which takes the appearance of three tomoe, is at the back of her neck on the left side.
Abilities EditAs a child, Anko's talent for ninja arts were presumably high, as shown from Orochimaru's initial interest in her, and her training with him made her a powerful fighter. She was shown to have very quick reflexes and precise aim. During her brief scuffle with Orochimaru, she was able to outmaneuver him several times. She was also able to counter Kabuto Yakushi's ambush, despite losing to him.
Snake Techniques Edit
Added by Mutant 16Anko knows several forbidden and snake related techniques taught to her by Orochimaru, the most notable of which is Twin Snakes Mutual Death Technique, a murder-suicide technique she attempted to use to eliminate her former sensei in the Forest of Death for the sake of her village.
She is also shown to summon snakes and use them for the Hidden Shadow Snake Hands technique and its stronger variant. The fact that she was sent to lead the team searching for Kabuto is strongly suggestive of how much Konoha respects her skill.
Despite never using the Cursed Seal of Heaven, she was said by Kabuto to retain some of Orochimaru's chakra because of the mere fact that she was branded with it.
Part I Edit
Chūnin Exam Arc EditAnko was the proctor for the second exam, which she announced during Ibiki Morino's speech, after she made a rather loud entrance into his class, annoying him since she was early. During the second exam, Izumo Kamizuki, Kotetsu Hagane, and Mozuku notified her of three dead Grass ninja. Anko saw that all of their faces had been stolen, and, after she recognized the face-stealing technique, she demanded the Grass ninjas' IDs. After seeing the IDs, Anko realized that the Grass ninja called Shiore, who she met earlier, was Orochimaru in disguise. Later, she arrived at a confrontation with Orochimaru, and it was revealed that he used to be her sensei.
Orochimaru was able to reawaken her Cursed Seal during their battle in the Forest of Death, thus incapacitating her with the pain and ending their fight. Anko then rushed to inform the Third Hokage. During the preliminaries, Anko strongly requested to pull Sasuke Uchiha out the exams in order to keep the Curse Seal under control, but was denied. Feeling guilty that she was unable to kill Orochimaru, she later talked over her encounter with the Third Hokage, but he reassured her, telling her it wasn't her fault that Orochimaru got away.
In a Naruto: Shippūden special, she appears briefly in her favorite dumpling restaurant where Naruto asks her about the Legacy of the Fourth Hokage, but quickly becomes angry with him when he eats her dumplings without permission and chases him away with thrown dumpling sticks.