He also wore an armoured hood with a bandanna-like forehead protector over this, tied with two long straps. Although he loved all of Konoha, Hiruzen held his students especially dear to him, believing they were the village's future and, as such must be cultivated and protected. Hiruzen agrees on Kushina's final request; to have Naruto raised by him. Hiruzen watching Naruto's battle against Ebisu. When Orochimaru senses his soul's removal, he summons the Kusanagi back to him, causing it to lodge in Hiruzen despite Enma's attempts to intercept it. After being resurrected by Orochimaru, Hiruzen was saddened to learn that Itachi had been killed by Sasuke to avenge the Uchiha Clan and had nothing but good things to say about Itachi to Sasuke and credits Itachi for preventing another war from breaking out by killing his clan. While once a close friend of Danzō Shimura during their early childhood, Danzō developed a one-sided rivalry with Hiruzen who always managed to be a step ahead of him. Asuma Sarutobi is the Jounin leader of Team Asuma which consists of Shikamaru Nara, Ino Yamanaka, and Choji Akimichi. Sealing Technique: Phantom Dragons Nine Consuming Seals, Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Will of Fire. Hiruzen tells Danzo not to speak rudely in front of Itachi. When he is reincarnated, he reflects on his life and finds it similarly flawed: he feels responsible for Danzo taking on the village's darkness, by believing Danzo would not have turned out so badly if had he been more willing to make the difficult decisions; he believes that some of the village's - and even the world's problems could have been avoided had he led with a firmer hand. Tobi withdraws once the Infinite Tsukuyomi is about to best cast, having completed its job of distracting the Allies. Hiruzen Sarutobi was born decades before the start of the series and became the student of the First and Second Hokage of Konohagakure when he trained as a shinobi. However, he can bypass this by using a shadow clone to be sacrificed instead. At the bond fire that Naruto made, Hiruzen tells Naruto about the world and how small it is. Asuma, Kurenai and Kakashi all deemed their students worthy. [9], At some point, Hiruzen married Biwako and they had a son, Asuma, and at least one other child who became an Anbu. His starts wearing much lighter combat attire at some point, consisting of a black jumpsuit, mesh segments over the lower portions of his limbs, and a green gauntlet that covered much of his right arm. [40] While pressured by multiple opponents, he could also quickly assess the situation and use the proper counter-measure for it. Hiruzen tells all higher up shinovi that Naruto will be returning home with Iruka. Hiruzen early on has displayed prodigious talent in the ninja arts, thus earning him additional training from Senju Hashirama, the First Hokage; at the same time, Danzo also became very jealous of Hiruzen's skills and started to have a one sided rivalry with Hiruzen in an effort to surpass him. When Naruto is at the age of 4, Hiruzen meets him for the first time in the woods. Hamura Otsutsuki is the younger brother of Hagoromo Otsutsuki. Hiruzen tells Iruka the true reason why Naruto acts the way he does around others. His prowess deteriorated noticeably in his old age, with Orochimaru noting Hiruzen could have killed him if only he were ten years younger. Hiruzen sees Konohamaru's 20th sneak attack. Nevertheless, Hiruzen's kind and pacifist ways are widely valued by Konoha's residents and even his rival Kage, and for those reasons his eventual death is regretted by many. Main article: Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax. Later after meeting Tsunade, one of the Sannin, Naruto was willing to challenge the legendary ninja to a duel after she insulted the Hokage, and by extension her former teacher. Born into the Sarutobi clan to Sasuke, Hiruzen was a prodigy who truly stood out in talent. Hiruzen's long life had given him a great deal of experience that he can use on the battlefield, such as identifying a technique simply by seeing the hand seals. After Hiruzen become the Hokage, their rivalry escalated as Danzo wanted to become the Hokage and saw Hiruzen's ways of leading the village as being too soft. He also gave Naruto (his mother's) Kushina's lastname in order to hide his family relationship to Minato and from Minato's own enemies. When he is reincarnated, he reflects on his life and finds it similarly flawed: he feels responsible for Danzō's taking on of the village's darkness, believing Danzō would not have turned out so badly had he been more willing to make the difficult decisions; he believes that some of the village's - and even the world's - problems could have been avoided had he led with a firmer hand. Main article: Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki. Aruto was born to Hiruzen and Biwako Sarutobi. Hiruzen frequently used shuriken in combat, both the standard size and the larger fūma shuriken. If Sensei could read this scroll that mean I have managed to send this young man infront of you from the future at the expense of my own life, Sarutobi-sensei. Hiruzen tells Minato to have Kakashi guard Kushina during her ten month Pregnancy. Hiruzen informed by Kakashi that Danzo might hurt Kinoe. He was then unsuccessfully "assaulted" by Konohamaru who followed Naruto on the way out. However, when he decided to go with Orochimaru to gain the power needed to defeat Itachi, Naruto reminded Sasuke about the Third dying at Orochimaru's hands and Sasuke responded with shocking indifference due to him falling deeper into darkness. Even though Hiruzen told all the villagers the truth, some of the villagers agreed to honor Minato's wish while most of the citizens were unable to follow Minato's final wishes. Orochimaru is amused by their defeat, unaware of what's happening, and bids Hiruzen to try the same on him. His father's and clan's name, inspired by Sarutobi Sasuke, means "jumping like a monkey", further supported by his Summoning Technique, which summons Enma. When he was younger he resented the special treatment he got as a result of being the Hokage's grand son and hated him for it. When not in combat, he usually wears the official uniform the customary hat and haori with a red full length kimono that is tied using a white sash. He was then seen talking to Iruka about Kakashi's teaching methods, showing Iruka a book with the number of trainees that Kakashi failed. He then departed for some air some seconds later to head to the Hokage Monument, where he gave a speech to the Ninja Academy students about what it really means to be a shinobi. Hiruzen spying on Naruto to see his process as a Ninja Academy Student. He then decided to carry on the Chunin Exams as normal. [4] His prowess could intercept an opponent's elemental attack and produce the respective counterbalancing nature. Hiruzen was the one that told Minato to have Kakashi secretly guard Kushina during her ten month pregnancy. In order to catch his opponent off guard, Hiruzen can convert the landscape of the battlefield into a turbulent river of mud. Hiruzen confirms the truth of what Itachi did and explains that he only did so on the condition that Hiruzen would keep Sasuke safe in the aftermath. In order to rectify the mistakes he's made at long last, Hiruzen makes two shadow clones that first catch the two Hokage and then use the Dead Demon Consuming Seal to remove their souls. He aims to become Hokage, and his drive comes from his idolizing of Naruto Uzumaki. He and the other Hokage converge at the location of a powerful chakra signature, but find only Madara Uchiha's lower half, from which emerges the Sage of the Six Paths. Compared to the more laid back Jiraiya, Orochimaru stood out as a genius — his talents, knowledge, and determination were considered by Hiruzen to be that of a prodigy seen only once in a generation. He intended the title to be given to his co-founder, Madara Uchiha, but the village's population instead selected Hashirama as the First Hokage. The Uchiha resented this suspicion and began planning a coup d'état, something reported to Hiruzen and the Konoha Council by Itachi Uchiha. Sasuke mistakenly assumed Hiruzen was involved and agreed to it, not knowing he was the only elder who opposed it and tried to make peaceful resolutions with the clan. During his battle with Orochimaru, maybe as a premonition to his death, Hiruzen's likeness on the Hokage Monument cracked across the face. [15] Hiruzen ultimately settled on Jiraiya's former student, Minato Namikaze, who had proven himself time and again during the Third Shinobi World War. Hiruzen's death completely stripped away any cammaderie Jiraiya still felt towards Orochimaru, being more than willing to kill him to avenge Hiruzen's death. In the anime, Hiruzen also promised not to change the village barrier's formula, by letting Itachi sneak into the village from time to time to watch Sasuke from afar. He is also the son of Hiruzen Sarutobi, the Third Hokage. It takes Hiruzen a great deal of time for his body to regenerate. When the invasion began, Hiruzen was taken by Rasa who revealed himself as Orochimaru and forced to battle him, as the Third's former student infiltrated the village and planned Konoha's destruction just so he could kill Hiruzen and kidnap Sasuke. However in Tsunade Infinite Tsukuyomi dream, Hiruzen performs this technique with Tsunade, Minato and Kushina. Hiruzen finds out from Iruka that he will pass down the will of Fire to Naruto, and his classmates. He spoke first to Hiruzen, who was saddened to learn that Sasuke did fall onto the path of darkness like he feared and killed itachi and Danzo to achieve his vengeance. [16] Hiruzen assisted Minato with the transition of power by advising him on how to handle individuals and other village matters. Though he was only ever directly the teacher of the Sannin, generations of Konoha shinobi benefited from his wisdom during his lifetime. Despite this, all of the village's Hokage have traced ba… Soon after the battle began, Orochimaru reincarnates Senju Hashirama and Senju Tobirama, so that Hiruzen could feel the enjoyment of fighting his former masters. Not only is he unsure of what Orochimaru and his underlings are planning, but it's also apparent that one of the rival hidden villages is conspiring against Konoha as well, possibly in tandem with Orochimaru. Before needing to publicly leave the village as a criminal in order to hide Konoha's involvement in the Uchiha's destruction, Itachi asked Hiruzen to look after his younger brother, Uchiha Sasuke, the only Uchiha he could not bring himself to kill. [36] He could likewise produce powerful streams of Lightning, Water, and Wind Release respectively. Naruto fans are already well-acquainted with Hiruzen Sarutobi's resume.. Hiruzen attempted to peacefully resolve the conflict but negotiations consistently stalled. Hiruzen learns from Itachi that Shisui committed Suicide. He could then follow up by forming the mud into an earthen, dragon-like head to rapidly fire projectiles that he could additionally engulf in flames for added ferocity. Hiruzen loved his wife and was devastated when he found out about her death. Combining efforts with the spirits of the other dead Kage, they summon Team 7, Madara, and the tailed beasts back from Kaguya's dimension. Hiruzen was dismayed not only by Orochimaru's role, or that he was experimenting on those he kidnapped, but also his reasons: to create an Eternal Youth and an Immortality Technique. The staff was Hiruzen's weapon of choice and he wielded it with great proficiency, though its weight became a greater burden to him in his later years. But Naruto does not care at the moment and relent, so Hiruzen agrees to assign them a C-rank mission: escorting Tazuna to the Land of Waves. At times, Hiruzen could lay explosive tags without his opponents' noticing. 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