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Databook Collection Thread Part I

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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Shima
    Shima

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    Along with being Fukasaku's wife, she is one of the proud Two Great Hermit Toads, a position transmitted to them by Oogama-sennin (Grand Toad Sage). Honest by principle, she has a blunt character that goes straight to the point and states the truth of things, making her beloved by all Toads as the Mother of Toadhood.

    Captions

    -The plucky Great Hermit with superior tongue-fighting skills**

    -Ya shut yer claptrap, Pops!!

    Picture comments

    -During battle, she analyses the situation in one instant. Like a control tower, she will deliver the best of plans...!!

    -On the battlefield, she makes a proficient use of her excellent detection ability to capture the enemy.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Tenten
    Tenten



    Ninja ID: 012753
    Age: 17
    Birthday: 9th March (Pisces)
    Height: 164cm
    Weight: 47.3kg
    Blood Type: B
    Personality: Diehard researcher, busybody, tact of a sledgehammer
    Favourite food: Baozi, Zhimazao
    Least favourte food: Umeboshi
    Wants to fight: Temari, Sakura
    Favourite phrase: "I never miss my mark!"
    Hobby: Fortune-telling

    Graduated the Academy at 12
    Became a Chuunin at 15

    Missions completed:
    D-Rank: 28
    C-Rank: 23
    B-Rank: 3
    A-Rank: 7
    S-Rank: 1



    She dances a deadly dance with innumerable blades flying through the air around her!


    - Her speciality is a two-stage attack using exploding tags. She now uses more weapons than ever before.
    - She uses her weapons to hold off her enemies, then works in perfect sychronisation with Lee and Neji to corner them.
    - One of her most important roles in the team is to keep Gai and Lee focused, because who knows where they'd end up if they're not concentrating.


    She polishes and sharpens her weapons every day to be as sharp and deadly as possible, and it shows. Even Akatsuki were caught off-guard by the variety of weapons that Tenten brought into battle! But that's not all Tenten does. Her calm demeanour and focus guide the team through their missions, and when it's battle time, her long-range attacks allow her team to take the initiative. If Tenten weren't there, none of her other team members would be able to use their own ability to the fullest. For Team Gai, where each individual member is already extremely strong, Tenten is the vital element that cements them together.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Temari
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    The only female among the Three Sand Siblings. With one sweep from her large fan, she creates a swirling sandstorm that mows down anything and everything. Temari, whose conduct and speech used to be immature, who kept putting up an aggressive front, is now a Jounin. Considering her great competence, added to her position as the previous Kazekage's daughter, her opportunities to join important missions have drastically increased. As a result, Temari is developing a sense of responsibility and the attitude of someone who looks out for those around her.

    Along with Kankurou, she provides support to Gaara, who became Kazekage. But not only that, she works in coordination with the allied village of Konoha, supervising the training of the younger recruits, among other things. Temari is currently growing into a necessary, indispensable presence for her village.

    Captions, in Japanese reading order:

    Don't get mouthy, you pack of lowly grunts!

    The budding spirit of a troop commander, the princess of the Wind grows even more in vehemence!!

    Pictures and comments, in Japanese reading order:

    - Temari: I'll go!

    - She leaves for Konoha, to act as the village's emissary during the Chuunin exams. In order to adopt Konoha's educational policies, she enthusiastically follows the formation of the newer recruits.

    - Her reaction to Kankurou's being defeated has changed. In the past, she would have blamed him for his poor judgment.

    Temari: Naruto... You're really a strange fellow. You have the power to change people.
    - She openly acknowledges Naruto's aura, the one that influences people around him, and has caused a real revolution in Sunagakure. Temari herself has been changed as well.

    Temari: Gaara... How do you feel?
    - Temari's grown both in mind and body, becoming a good and influential sister towards her little brothers. However, isn't she a bit too much of a mother hen when it comes to Gaara?
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Tobi
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    Page 1

    Ever since he became Sasori's replacement in the Akatsuki, Tobi has hasn't done anything remarkable, but has pointlessly shown himself in all kinds of situations. Few are those who know the scope of his powers, or the face that lies behind his mask... Uchiha Madara: that is Tobi's true name. Madara is supposed to have met his demise in the Valley of the End, so why does he live, and what does he want to accomplish? That will become clear when Tobi takes off his mask, and Madara sets his ambitions in motion.

    Page 2

    [Mangekyou Sharingan]
    Needless to say, Mangekyou Sharingan is the greatest weapon at Madara's disposal. The eternal power he got ahold of by sacrificing his little brother's eyesight, the one that subdues even the Nine-Tailed Fox. But wherever an Akatsuki member is present, Tobi doesn't use Mangekyou Sharingan. Is it to keep his true identity concealed, or is there some other reason?

    [Enigmatic Powers]
    No one has a clue as to what Tobi-Madara's powers are. Even before Akatsuki members, he never exerted them. In his rare battle happenstances, jutsu hardly leave any traces upon him. His ability lets attacks fail to connect without exception, keeps his body unscathed after Itachi's Amaterasu, and apparently transcends space so he can vanish into thin air. And here is the biggest question of all: why is Madara alive? Contemporary to Konoha's creation, the man supposed to have died at the Valley of the End lives to this day, his appearance unchanged. The jutsu that kept Madara alive, deceiving even Hashirama, the First Hokage, is known to Madara and him alone...

    [Infiltration]
    Was it to speed up the bijuu-gathering? Or possibly to keep an eye on Sasuke, the Uchiha survivor? The reason why Madara entered the Akatsuki as Tobi is a great mystery... What is his true motive for using a fake identity?!

    [The Face of Deceit]
    Under his Tobi guise, Madara is unreliable and behaves foolishly, completely at odds with his normal self. The extreme difference in personalities is perhaps a cover, so no one discovers his true identity.

    [Hidden Agenda]
    Along with his continued activities as Tobi, Madara is paving the way to his own ambitions. Always nestled close by, stands Zetsu, an Akatsuki member draped in mystery. The connection between the two, as well as their goals, still lie in the darkness...

    Page 3

    ? All that Madara ever wanted was prosperity for his clan, and nothing else. His continued battles against the Senju clan, his joining of hands with them, all of it was for the clan. But Madara didn't realize his clan was already tired of fighting.

    Madara's ideology was deemed hazardous, and the Uchiha were kept away from Konoha's leadership. And eventually, he was estranged by his own clan. The flames of anger Madara harbored upon leaving Konoha are blazing, even today.

    Before long Madara assaulted Konoha, with the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox at his command. However, this led to the worst possible consequences for the Uchiha. Years afterwards, when the Nine-Tails attacked Konoha, the village's higher-ups later reasoned that the Uchiha clan was [behind it]. The Uchiha clan was cast aside, and forced into confinement. ?

    [Interest]
    Sasuke's always been reflected in Madara's eyes. Are his feelings affection towards a rare, fellow remainder of his clan, or interest in a useful pawn? In any case, Madara has been waiting for Sasuke's growth, and has pressed it along. For what kind of reason does it have to be Sasuke, rather than Itachi?

    [Contact]
    The web has been spun*. Sasuke grew up to his liking, and Itachi is dead. Only a few bijuu remain [to be captured]. There is nothing left to hinder his ambitions, everything has been carried out according to plan. Now, Madara removes Tobi's mask, and bares his fangs towards his enemies. Is his target the village of Konoha, or else...?

    Captions

    Page 1

    Before long, our goals will be fulfilled.

    His evil eye is glowing from under his mask. The Uchiha's heroic figure lurks from within eternity.

    Page 2

    The whole picture remains unseen. The true power is hidden behind the mask.

    A period of obscurity-dwelling, spent deceiving everyone.

    Page 3

    Chagrin and hatred amplified over a long time.

    ? Isolation caused by great pride; Uchiha's downfall, beckoned by Madara's violence. ?

    The opportunity has come up. A great, despicable ambition is on the move.

    Picture comments

    Page 1

    -The Mangekyou Sharingan in his eyes is eternal. From Konoha's creation to this day, what have they been reflecting?

    -Whenever no one is around, the face of the all-seeing Madara stands out.

    -When he sports Tobi's mask, he's a lowly Akatsuki member. One word out of term, and he gets bullied back in line** by Deidara.

    Page 2

    -The original Mangekyou Sharingan: those who carelessly look into Tobi's eyes will be speared through by the pupils lying inside them.

    -Tobi's body vanishes into nothingness. Is this, too, part of Madara's power?

    -All attacks slip through Tobi's body. And yet it doesn't look like Shunshin no jutsu...

    -Tobi approaches Sasuke, in the middle of a mission. To check on his progress?

    -Even in a pinch, a bijuu chasing after him, he persists in concealing his abilities... A display of how at ease he feels?

    -Confronted with Zetsu, it seems he quickly took his act to the next level, revealing his true self.

    Page 3

    ? -Shunned by a clan that rejected battle, Madara walks the path of loneliness.

    -Madara spent day and night in battle, for the dignity of his clan.

    -Madara and Hashirama's last battle. Vanquished, Madara disappears.

    -16 years ago, an attack by Kyuubi occurred. The village's higher-ups suspected the Uchiha were involved. ?

    -Even the leader, Pain, abides by Madara's instructions.

    -Perched atop his own statue, Madara observes Sasuke. He's been closely watching over his progress.

    -Finally, Madara exposed the whole truth to Sasuke. It appears the time has come for him to get his ambitions going...

    -Using Sasuke's emotions towards Itachi, Madara steers his mind with a clever speech.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Tsunade
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    The first female Hokage since the foundation of the Leaf village. Strong and talented, she was once hailed as one of the Sannin, along with Orochimaru and Jiraiya. With her inauguration as Godaime, came a great number of expectations, and she immediately displayed her wit and skill as a village leader. Her assistance in the formation of medical ninjas resulted in a steady increase in excellency. Aware of Akatsuki's endeavors, she took swift action in order to protect the village but to no avail. Ninjas, such as Asuma and Jiraiya, who had long years of service behind them were lost. Tsunade will carry them on. All the hopes and feelings of those who were lost, that is. And the blazing Will of Fire shall keep on burning.

    Captions

    - As the Fifth Hokage, I will protect it.

    - She's inherited the Will of Fire, and she will protect Konoha with her boiling, unshakable spirit.

    Picture comments

    - Her threatening attitude is the same even in front of the two councilors!! Once she trusts someone, it lasts until the very end.

    - Tsunade's most ardent wish... She doesn't want to lose any more of those who are precious to her.

    - Becoming Hokage didn't alter her lively personality. It... reinforced it instead?!
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Uchiha Itachi
    {page 034-035}
    Itachi Uchiha
    - (no rank, ndt)

    How much can you see with your Sharingan?

    Nin 5 - Tai 4.5 - Gen 5 - Int 5 - Str 3.5 - Spe 5 - Sta 2.5 - Sea 5

    Ninja registration number: 012110
    Birthday: 6/9 (21 years old, Gemini)
    Height: 178.0cm - Weight: 58.0kg - Blood type: AB
    Personality: cares for his brother, self-sacrificing
    Favorite food: omusubi (konbu) (edible kelp, ndt), cabbage
    Food he dislikes: steak
    Person he would like to fight: Sasuke Uchiha
    Favorite word: peace
    Hobby: visiting shops where you can eat sweets

    Graduated from Academy at: 7 years old
    Became chuunin at: 10 years old
    Mission history: 53 D-rank, 152 C-rank, 134 B-rank, 0 A-rank, 1 S-rank

    He sees everything with his scarlet eyes, and hiding his true dream he acts in a play in which truth and lies are mixed together....

    "As expected from my son"His father, head of the military police unit of the village, was always proud of his son. "You're so distant..."His younger brother loved him and admired him, though at the same time he couldn't repress the jealousy welling up in him. Everybody was envious of his outstanding genius, yet that talent actually proved to be a very cruel burden.... Because of his skills, he was chosen by both the village and his clan to work as a spy. He was also extremely intelligent, so he could take a broader view of the situation, and this eventually brought him to drench his hands in blood to the point of committing a most terrible sin, thus marking the end of the clan's history. He is undoubtedly a hero, yet he never achieved fame and renown. He was too gentle to be a shinobi, and it is indeed an irony that his gentleness was the reason why he had to live his life as a ninja.

    He awakened the Sharingan when he was 8 years old. It is hard to conceive how much grief has been reflected in those eyes...

    In addition to the obvious doujutsu and genjutsu powered by the Sharingan, he is also very skilled in taijutsu and ninjutsu.

    (balloons: "...All people live relying on their knowledge and understanding, and so are bound to them. They call it "reality".")
    His view of life and death comes from the long and harsh path he had to walk.

    {page 036-037}
    Everything he did was for the village and his brother... The truth about that tragic event is revealed.

    A thorny path amidst the strife
    The origin of Itachi's suffering dates back to the time when Konoha was founded. More precisely, to the dispute between the "Senju clan", which produced the Shodai Hokage, and the "Uchiha clan" led by Madara. Not even the unification of the village could mend the crack between the two sides. The village, afraid that the Uchiha might raise a rebellion, ordered Itachi to secretly investigate the clan. Meanwhile, the Uchiha sensed the government's suspicions and had Itachi spy on them. The two parties' views on justice and pride were completely incompatible, and the heart of a young shinobi was torn between them...

    (balloons: "But that... was actually the opposite. Itachi leaked information about the Uchiha to the village. He was what one would commonly call a "double agent".")
    Village and clan. Reason and emotion. To work for a greater cause or to save one's honor. Itachi was tormented by many contradicting beliefs...

    Suspicion leads to the Uchiha's rebellion
    At the beginning it was just a feeling of dislike. But then, be it casual or inevitable, a "natural calamity" called "Kyuubi" attacked the village. Many of the inhabitants believed that it was actually a "man-made disaster" provoked by the Uchiha, and eventually their suspicions turned into reality...

    (balloons: "The Uchiha clan schemed a coup d'tat to take over the village...")
    The Uchiha conspired against the village that had doubted and persecuted them: they schemed to take over sovereignty. Fugaku, Itachi and Sasuke's father, led the coup.

    A nightmare born from love....
    The village or his blood tiesItachi, who desired peace more than anyone else, was confronted with the worst of choices....!! To bring peace to the villageno, to the world, Itachi carried out the slaughter of his clan. The only person he could not bring himself to kill was his little brother. In fact, not only he let Sasuke live, he also made him believe that he himself was the traitor. He took both the hidden ambition of his clan and the groundless distrust held by the village and carved them into his forehead protector, forming the shape of the "nukenin" mark; then he left the village, alone. It was all for the sake of keeping their sins and evil away from Sasuke's eyes. He shouldered "reality" alone and left the fictitious image of a noble clan behind for his brother to see...

    (balloons: "Live a shameful life...... Run... Run... And cling to life.")
    (balloons: "...he avenged the slaughter of the Uchiha clan. And he made you a hero in the eyes of Konoha.")
    He induced Sasuke to hate him to make him into a hero.

    Even in the dark society he still felt nostalgia
    Itachi entered Akatsuki, which posed a threat to Konoha, because by doing so he could watch it from inside. Even when he was wrapped in a jet-black cloak and despised as the embodiment of evil, his heart was still filled with thoughts of the village and his brother.

    (balloons: "The reason is that he wanted to warn Danzou and the rest of the government that he was still alive.")
    He investigated the situation of the village as an "enemy", and despite being hated he still prayed for its stability more than anything else.

    {page 038-039}
    Hiding the truth about the fight behind his back, he breathes his last as a nukenin.

    I'm sorry, Sasuke...
    ...There won't be a next time.

    [As "Akatsuki"]
    To keep the act he put on for Sasuke believable, Itachi had to leave the village and to play the part of the villain by targeting Naruto, thus he complies with Akatsuki's missions. That is his present reality....

    (balloons: "It's been a long time... Kakashi-san, Naruto-kun.")
    He deceives Akatsuki by persistently chasing after Naruto and at the same time he keeps an eye on the attitude of the village.

    [The pledge of the brothers]
    What to Sasuke is the abruptly arrived "day of revenge", to Itachi is the promised day he had foretold on that tragic night. That night he lost his dreams and his future... Now Itachi has entrusted everything to Sasuke and is able to bid farewell to him with a smile on his face.

    (balloons: "You are my spare!!")
    Itachi provokes Sasuke with genjutsu. But even that is an illusion.

    (balloons: "*pant pant*")
    His fingers apparently reach out to gouge out Sasuke's eyes, but they actually tap him lightly between the eyebrows, like he used to do in the past.

    Realizing his mission and feeling his death approaching, he leaves the light of his dreams to the next generation....

    [Finishing touches]
    Sasuke was so caught up in the darkness of revenge that he had resorted to a wicked power. Perhaps Itachi realized that his last mission is to free his brother from the evil that restrains him... He pushes him to his limits, so that he can dig out the snake and seal it eternally with the incorporeal "Sword of Totsuka". At last, he puts an end to Orochimaru's relentless obsession with the Uchiha's body.

    (balloons: "...So you did have something else...")
    (balloons: "Eh?")
    Orochimaru is defeated by the sword he himself had looked for.

    [Naruto]
    While carrying out his task as a member of Akatsuki, Itachi became certain of one thing: Naruto would be able to save Sasuke, as well as the village. This is why he entrusts his feelings to him, together with a great hope...

    (balloons: "...I'll say it one more time. I just want to talk with you.")
    What kind of future could Itachi's eyes see in Naruto?

    [Mangekyou Sharingan]
    Itachi sacrificed himself, and by having his brother witness his death with his own eyes he left him the "Mangekyou Sharingan". "I will always exist with you"Itachi arranged everything so that even after dying he could still protect Sasuke.

    What future is reflected in the heavenly eyes Itachi left him? Hope? Or else...
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Uchiha Izuna
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    His older brother, leader of the Uchiha losing his eyesight: a literal synonym of "ruin" for the clan. Izuna chose himself to present his own eyes, without hesitation, without a word. An act tantamount to suicide for an Uchiha, as they owe their fame to their doujutsu...

    Caption

    -The shinobi at the Uchiha founder's side. He sacrifices his light for the sake of his clan.

    Picture comment

    -His eyes passed over to Madara, it doesn't take long before Izuna loses his life in battle...
    Madara: My (little) brother acknowledged it all. Offering his eyes was his own initiative.

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    Title (right side): Konoha Information Panels Collection (tn: Arbitrary translation. Alternatives are welcome)... Number Twenty-Eight

    Main text

    The Mangekyou Sharingan, a rarity even thoughout the Uchiha's history. The power it hides is frightening, thus so are the side-effects. As the caster keeps on using it, it takes away their eyesight. For those who master this powerful doujutsu, the apprehension of suddenly going blind is unfathomable. There is only one way to avoid the blindness, which is to steal a new Mangekyou sharingan from a member of the clan... The vile method employed by Madara. The Mangekyou Sharingan; an accursed doujutsu that cannot go without victims.

    Caption

    The Mangekyou Sharingan, a blood-stained destiny

    Picture comments

    -Both awakened to Mangekyou Sharingan, the siblings were prodigiously talented.

    -Using his (little) brother's eyes, Madara obtained an eternal Mangekyou Sharingan.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Uchiha Madara
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    The man who stole his little brother's sharingan and would spend all his time in battle. That is the judgment the world passed upon Madara. Not one soul would understand everything he did was out of concern for his clan's future. In the middle of anger and despair, Madara bared his fangs towards Konoha. What did Madara do after his defeat at Hashirama's hand?... That is unknown to all.

    Caption

    In his eyes is hosted the genuine sharingan. They shall become the disaster that brings enmity and ruin to Konoha.

    Picture comments

    - Madara extended his power, in order to pursue his conflicts with the shinobi he admired, Senju Hashirama.

    - With his Mangekyou Sharingan, he reigned at the top, and directed his efforts towards the protection of his clan.

    - His name erased from history, Madara dons a mask and starts to move as Tobi.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Uchiha Sasuke
    Sasuke Uchiha

    With my hatred... I'll turn the illusion into reality!

    Ninja registration number: 012606
    Birthday: 7/23 (16 years old, Leo)
    Height: 168.0cm - Weight: 52.2kg - Blood type: AB
    Personality: cool, bluffer
    Favorite food: omusubi (okaka) (omusubi is like onigiri; okaka is dried bonito, ndt), tomato
    Food he dislikes: natto (fermented soybeans, ndt), sweet stuff
    Person he would like to fight: the upper echelons of Konoha
    Favorite word: power
    Hobby: training, taking walks

    Graduated from Academy at: 12 years old
    Became chuunin at: - years old
    Mission history: 7 D-rank, 1 C-rank, 2 B-rank, 6 A-rank, 0 S-rank

    After brushing away the darkness that veiled his heart, the "Uchiha" falcon is now ready to spread his wings towards another goal.

    Sasuke Uchiha, the boy who set "revenge" as his raison d'tre. He erased anything that could pose an obstacle to his goal and sternly rejected warmth and peace to pursue greater power. It was a rough and gloomy path that meant crawling through the earth like a snake as he also labeled himself , prowling after his prey in the darkness. When Sasuke fulfilled his long-cherished ambition, revenge, a new world called "truth" opened his doors to him and the chains that bound his heart to the ground finally came off. Now the young falcon soars through the sky, majestic, surveying the landscape spreading out below him with the heavenly eyes bestowed upon him by the "strongest clan", finally able to decide his next route of his own free will! Even though he knows that what is waiting for him is another bloody road....

    Three years have passed since Sasuke left the village. Now he radiates the same eerie aura as a sharp blade.

    (balloons: "At last, I'm here.")
    To Sasuke the path of revenge against Itachi is also a quest to look into the truth about his clan.

    Sasuke was endowed with shinobi talent since when he was born, but during the years he spent away from the village his fighting skills improved even more rapidly.

    (balloons: "Don't aim for their vital spots.")
    He doesn't like to kill when unneeded. Is it a natural kindness flowing through his veins...?

    {page 042-043}
    The time has come.... The noble "falcon" swallows the "snake" and leaves the nest!!

    [Rebellion]
    For the sake of revenge Sasuke, willing to go as far as to stain his reputation becoming a "nukenin", has run to Orochimaru's lair. But even though he abandoned his village, it doesn't mean that he lost his pride as a member of the strongest clan...! He does accept Orochimaru's instruction, but meanwhile he rejects his evil beliefs and waits for the opportunity to rebel. When the Serpent misjudges Sasuke's growth, the "perfect chance" comes!

    (balloons: "...I have the feeling I can be heartless with you too.")
    (balloons: "You should have understood, by now....")
    Sasuke decides that Orochimaru has nothing left to teach him anymore, so he makes his move! Even the "reincarnation ceremony" is ineffective against the Uchiha's power.

    [The power of the white snake]
    Orochimaru fell in love with Sasuke's body, endowed with the "Sharingan", and now he looks forward to his next reincarnation, when he will finally be able to take hold of the "vessel of his dreams". But before long, his ambition crumbles to pieces on account of that vessel's flawlessness. The noble blood flowing through him gifts him with a power that exceeds Orochimaru's imagination. Sasuke swallows up the abilities of the white snake, together with the fangs that longed for that blood.

    (balloons: "My wounds have been healing faster since I absorbed Orochimaru.")
    The power of the white snake also granted Sasuke a miraculously fast recovery speed.

    Severed bonds and new ties.... All for the purpose of defeating his brother.

    [Reunion]
    Naruto, a friend. In the past, parting from him had been as painful as ripping off half of his own body, and even now that he has left the village the boy is still pursuing him. Nevertheless, meeting him again after three years doesn't shake his heart in the least. Bonds might confuse you, thus you have to "severe" them! The only tie an avenger needs is the one going by the name of "hate" with his brother...

    Sasuke can behave cold-heartedly even in front of Naruto. This should have suggested him that the time has come for him to carry out his revenge.

    (balloons: "I just didn't want to get stronger the way he told me to.")
    His firm determination is also further confirmation of his intention to part from them.

    ["Hebi" is formed]
    Now that Sasuke has gotten rid of all unnecessary bonds to pursue the strength needed to carry out his revenge, he decides to take another step towards the fulfillment of his ambition... He assembles a few comrades and thus earns new ties. But team "Hebi", formed for the sole purpose of "defeating Itachi Uchiha", consists of people who decided to accompany Sasuke weighing the merits and demerits of such action, so it might as well be likened to an unstable house of cards. The force that holds together this team liable to dissolve in thin air at any minute is definitely the awe and respect its members feel towards Sasuke's absolute authority.

    (balloons: "My goal is to kill Akatsuki's Itachi Uchiha. And I want you to help me.")
    Each member of "Hebi" is specialized in something, for example detection or close range combat. This facilitates independent action.

    {page 044-045}
    Studied fighting skills! His power surpasses even Akatsuki.

    [Godlike speed]
    Adding up to his innate talent, Orochimaru's strength "cursed seal" included granted him a power a normal shinobi could not even dream of. What one may find especially interesting is his speed, that has stood out ever since he was a genin. When that godlike speed is supported by Sharingan's reflexes, anyone standing before Sasuke is unworthy of existence.

    In a blink he's in front of his opponent, then a flash of sword...!! Before his speed, even Akatsuki members hold their breath in awe.

    [Tactics]
    Sasuke's excellent resourcefulness as a shinobi is particularly evident in his battle sense and tactical skills. During fights he observes his opponent and accurately sees through his abilities without losing his calm, then he correctly chooses the most effective means and ninjutsu to counter him among the rich variety of items he has in stock. Moreover, at times his resoluteness enables him to pick painful strategies in which he needs to get hurt in order to win against the enemy. All these characteristics make Sasuke a remarkable shinobi.

    His gaze is fixed upon the word "victory". That is why he can also see the way that leads to it.

    The symbol of the "cursed bloodline" frightens and subdues the enemy.

    [Insight]
    The "Sharingan" is the symbol of the illustrious "Uchiha clan" and also the reason behind the tragic fate of their bloodline. Sasuke is proud of that power, and that is why he always makes full use of its abilities when fighting. He deduces a jutsu's elemental property from the seals performed by its user, then he is able to determine at once the attack range from the color of the chakra. So far, the images of his defeated opponents have always been reflected in his eyes...

    (balloons: "Haha... Why?")
    Any plan the enemy might think of or any trick he might use are fruitless in front of Sasuke.

    [Eye power]
    The main reason why the "Sharingan" was feared by everyone, including the inhabitants of the village, is the power hidden in those eyes, able to subdue even "bijuu". Sasuke, who is rapidly mastering his skills as an Uchiha, is also gradually awakening to that cursed power.

    (balloons: "Those eyes... How did you dare... control me... with those eyes...!")
    The ultimate power of the "Sharingan", that once could tame even the "Kyuubi". A portion of it is visible in Sasuke when he is able to control Manda.

    (balloons: "Now I can see it... So this was your mysterious power....")
    Sasuke's eye power is even able to seize the Kyuubi that dwells in Naruto's body!! Looking at that ominous strength, the Kyuubi is reminded of Madara Uchiha...

    {page 046-047}
    The day he reunites with his brother is the day he will have to fight until the death of one of them!!

    [Illusion and reality]
    Ever since he was little, when his brother stole eveything from him, Sasuke's utmost goal has been to take revenge on him. Now that they met again they throw knives and countless genjutsu at each other, each for the purpose of realizing his own desire, that is to crush the other's dreams! But in this fight in which illusion and reality intertwine, there is one truth Sasuke has to rely upon: the tragedy of that night. And the seething hatred for his brother, Itachi.

    (balloons: "Try to recreate it.")
    Ever since that day the two Uchiha have walked different paths. But fate pulls them together again and invites them to fight.

    Both of them use countless genjutsu while at the same time throwing daggers and other weapons at each other. Calling this fight breathtaking is an understatement.

    Sasuke is cornered by the eternal hell created by the "Mangekyou Sharingan"...!!

    Perhaps on account of his deep hatred towards his brother, Sasuke manages to beat the "Mangekyou Sharingan", whose abilities are way superior to the ones of a normal "Sharingan"...!!

    Revenge is finished.... And now another bloodstained quest for retaliation awaits him.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Uchiha Sasuke Pt. 2
    [Conclusion]
    Sasuke abandoned his village, friends and teacher to defeat Itachi. His trump card, "Kirin", might as well be called a compilation of all the pieces composing his nindou, since he devised it combining a Katon jutsu ? Uchiha's forte ? and the Raiton he was taught by Kakashi. With this technique he tries to put a stop to everything, but Itachi, as if reading his brother's mind, counters with the secret jutsu "Susanoo"...! The two final techniques collide, swallowing hostility, sorrow, past, future?everything, and sublimating it beyond the rainy sky...

    (balloons: "To make a Raiton jutsu!")
    Sasuke pronounces his "last blow" and thousands of birds starts chirping around his arm...!!

    When his desperate fight is over, Sasuke collapses to the ground beside his fallen brother. Cold rain washes away their sins.

    [Entrustment]
    Revenge is accomplished. Yet the only things Sasuke earned from it are a harsh truth and his brother's sorrowful love... Remorse, loss, desolation?the feelings that fill up his heart turn into drops and fall from his eyes. His brother's back, which he thought he had surpassed, grows dim far away, beyond the tears. When he eventually realizes that he will never again be able to reach him, the wishes left by his dearest person appear in his eyes....!

    (balloons: "The erasure of your cursed seal and the death of the person closest to you... The fight was also aimed at making you awaken the Mangekyou Sharingan.")
    Besides giving Sasuke a new power, Itachi also released him from Orochimaru's curse.

    (balloons: "...crush Konoha.")
    With the power and wishes Itachi left to him, Sasuke heads towards his new goal: destroying the village his brother had protected!
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Umino Iruka
    Main text

    As a teacher at the ninjas' school, Iruka holds his classes daily. Before anything else, he teaches the value of friendship, and the history of Konoha's great ancestors. What must one protect in this ruthless shinobi world?... For Iruka, the answer is: the pupils left in his care. Even the Naruto who learns advanced jutsu and becomes steadily stronger, he feels entitled to protect.

    Captions

    -He is proud of all his pupils. He carries along the Will of Fire, lit and burning.

    -You've become pretty strong, am I right?

    Picture comment

    -Sometimes strict, sometimes gentle. He looks at his students with seriousness.
    Iruka: No... Because... he is no longer the weak shinobi I used to worry about... And the same goes for Sakura...
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Uzumaki Kushina
    Page 022
    Uzumaki Kushina

    Naruto is a wonderful name.

    Stats' graph: ?

    Stats:
    Ninja Registration Number: ?
    Date of Birth: July 10th (? years old, cancer)
    Height: 165.0cm - Weight: 47.0kg - Blood Type: B
    Personality: Tomboy, doesn't like to lose
    Favorite food: Salt ramen
    Least favorite food: Bitter stuff, coffee
    Desired opponent: Non one in particular
    Favorite words: Don't give up until the end
    Hobbies: Chattering, prank

    Academy Graduation Age: ?
    Chuunin promotion Age: ?
    D-rank: ?
    C-rank: ?
    B-rank: ?
    A-rank: ?
    S-rank: ?

    Page 023
    A strong-willed, red haired Kunoichi who sees her dream for the future through the life she carries.

    Main text: A former Kunoichi from the Uzu no kuni, she's the woman who gave birth to Naruto. In the gruesome girlhood's upheavals of wars Kushina went through, she was looking for one thing, a daily "peace" that appease the heart. Kushina'd had a child with her lifelong companion, she got what should had been her peace. However, that was too weak and it crumbled away before Kyuubi. Kushina entrusted her dream to Naruto, her baby to be born... To get peace for himself. And, the resolve to never it give up.

    Upper picture's side text: A strong-willed spirit and that kind of ninjutsu skillfulness, even the sannin had heard of her, she won fame... Tsunade: "Yeah?his personality and ninjutsu are just like Kushina's."

    Lower picture's side text: Along with Minato, she wished for the village's peace. Jiraiya: "Minato and Kushina's hope... their wish was fully granted."

    Konoha Hundred leaves collection #27
    Uzumaki Naruto, the origin of the name

    Main text: "Naruto" - Strangely, Jiraiya who later became his master, gave his approval to use this name from his almost autobiographic novel's main character. A hero with a "heart which never gives up", just like Jiraiya, deeply impressed Minato and Kushina. As a common wish, they decided to give that name to their child to be born.

    Right picture's side text: His godfather is Jiraiya. Did Naruto's love for ramen also come from the origin of his name? Jiraiya: "Ha ha... my? you say you'll make me his godfather?"

    Left picture's side text: With Naruto's name, he was put into the nindou he will later follow. Minato: "Once the child is born, it will be nice if he grew to become a shinobi like the main character."

    *credit to Gottheim for correcting some sentences*
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Uzumaki Naruto
    Naruto Uzumaki
    genin

    No way you can become Hokage if you can't even save a friend.

    Nin 4 - Tai 3.5 - Gen 2 - Int 3 - Str 3.5 - Spe 3.5 - Sta 5 - Sea 1.5

    Ninja registration number: 012607
    Birthday: 10/10 (16 years old, Libra)
    Height: 166.0cm - Weight: 50.9kg - Blood type: B
    Personality: doesn't like to lose, show-off
    Favorite food: Ichiraku's ramen, oshiruko (sweet, VERY sweet azuki soup, ndt)
    Food he dislikes: fresh vegetables
    Person he would like to fight: Akatsuki
    Favorite word: large serving of miso chashu (miso ramen with pork meat, ndt)
    Hobby: pranks, watering plants

    Graduated from Academy at: 12 years old
    Became chuunin at: - years old
    Mission history: 7 D-rank, 1 C-rank, 2 B-rank, 6 A-rank, 0 S-rank

    With the burning will of Fire in his heart, he runs towards his dreams and his bonds!!

    Over 2 years have passed, and Naruto is back to Konoha. His growth definitely deserves to be taken a look at. "I never take back my words...". He didn't lie when he said those words to Sakura. His severe training with Jiraiya earned him a new jutsu, plus he also learned how to counter genjutsu and became more skilled with shurikenjutsu and the likes, strengthening the basis of his abilities as a shinobi. Naruto is no longer a reckless ninja who fights blindly against the enemy. With his inborn "unlikeliness" and "willpower", and with the "strength" he gained from training, he will charge through his nindou (=ninja way/ethics/values, ndt) like a hurricane!!

    (balloons: "I'm going to become Hokage too one day! The Kazekage will have to return me this favor.")
    The self-confidence reflected in his eyes stems from his endless training. He won't stop pursuing his dreams!!

    (balloons: "I'll definitely steal Sasuke back from him!"
    If that's what is needed to save his comrades and friends, Naruto can become stronger than anyone else.

    Surprise attack! He can still be unlikely.

    (balloons: "That jutsu is nothing special, Konohamaru! Now look! I'll show you my brand-new and improved erotic ninjutsu!! Here we gooo!!")
    The erotic ninjutsu praised by Jiraiya is powered up (!?) too. His teacher's influence is evident even outside of training.

    {page 026-027}
    The sorrow of the ones who harbor a "bijuu" inside of their body....

    [Jinchuuriki]
    "Jinchuuriki" is the name given to the ones who have a "bijuu" sealed inside their body. The way people treat them is not very different from village to village. In his childhood Naruto was treated as a "menace" to the village and experienced an unbearable loneliness, that is why he can understand very well Gaara's suffering. The Leaf or the Sand makes no difference to him: he wishes nothing but to save Gaara from the darkness and share his happiness with him. Just like his teacher Iruka saved him in the past.

    (balloons: "The spirit of the Kyuubi is sealed inside my body.")
    When he finds out the reason why Akatsuki is after them, he's consumed with rage!!

    The fate of a "jinchuuriki" and the "bijuu" sealed inside of him is to confront each other for eternity...!!

    [The same suffering]
    When Naruto discovered that Gaara had become Kazekage, he rejoiced with all his heart. When he had to face his death, he shed bitter tears as if it was his own demise. Only "jinchuuriki" can truly understand other "jinchuuriki". Only people who have spent their life carrying such a heavy burden can share their sorrows and joys with each other.

    (balloons: "Shut up!!!")
    Gaara's death feels as painful as if it were his own.

    Friendship that knows no bounds can open the doors to a new future.

    [Miraculous power]
    Naruto ran to save Gaara, and before long, many other comrades ran to his side, both from the Leaf and the Sand. Naruto's "miraculous power" bonds people together. He can become friends with anyone, even the ones that used to be fierce enemies. His unprejudiced friendship goes beyond national borders and spreads out large, deep, bringing hope to people. Naruto has known "loneliness", thus he can understand the importance of "bonds" more than anyone else: that is why he can move other people's hearts.

    (balloons: "You gave us quite a trouble...!")
    The warmth coming from Naruto reminds more of a family's than a friend's. His selfless kindness soaks into one's heart.

    [Entrusted future]
    "Shinobi World War", then the "Crush of the Leaf"... The "Leaf" and the "Sand" have repeatedly fought each other. But now both parties can be liberated from their hostile ties and head towards a new future. As long as Naruto's "miraculous power" lights up the path they will have to walk.

    (balloons: "Yes... Now I can clearly understand baachan's feelings!")
    Chiyo's earnest wish will be granted, as long as Naruto and Gaara live...!!

    {page 028-029}
    He will put everything on the line to protect his bonds!!

    [Team Kakashi]
    The "new team Kakashi" is formed, but Naruto rejects their new teammate Sai because he firmly believes Sasuke to be the only possible third member. "Teamwork is important". Yes, he knows that. But still, he cannot possibly accept as a member of "team Kakashi" someone like Sai, who slights teammates and insults Sasuke...!!

    The success of a mission depends on teamwork. They must dismiss their hesitations and just look at what's in front of them...!!

    (balloons: "I will do anything to save that friend.")
    "For my friend". This wholehearted intent brings Naruto to cooperate with Sai.

    [Impatience]
    He is restless. He is cornered. Just a little more time and Orochimaru would complete his reincarnation. His friend is so close that he can almost touch him. Naruto reaches for the Kyuubi's power...

    (balloons: "Sasuke...")
    His "power" still isn't enough to save Sasuke! This thought makes him impatient...!!

    (balloons: "I'll definitely bring Sasuke back! It's my promise of a lifetime!!")
    He made a "promise" 3 years ago, and he isn't going to break it!!

    [Forbidden power]
    In his training with Jiraiya Naruto has learned to control the Kyuubi's strength. But such a power is too huge to be so easily dominated...

    His self collapses and he destroys anyone he sees.

    At this stage he transcends shinobi boundaries. With a super high-density chakra cannon he turns to ashes anything that's in front of his eyes.

    [Real strength]
    The power of the Kyuubi's fourth tail is a double-edged sword that even hurts his own body and the people he is supposed to protect. After hearing the truth from Yamato, Naruto decides that he won't use that power anymore. To protect the ones he cares for, he will believe in his own chakra, that is in fact as resilient as to be able to endure the Kyuubi's.

    (balloons: "Get lost...!")
    The Kyuubi tries to break the seal again, but Naruto stops it of his own will.

    {page 030-031}
    Unbreakable "feelings" burn in his heart....

    [A voice that cannot reach]
    Sasuke, whom he longed to meet again, is there in front of his eyes...!! But his heart is distant, even more than it was until now. Yet Naruto believes that somewhere deep in his heart Sasuke still cares for his friends; that he, the one who left him alive in the Valley of the End, still hasn't severed his "bond" with them. Nevertheless, Sasuke cold-heartedly points his sword at Naruto. Is it too late...!? He shakes off the resignation flitting through his mind and summons his fighting spirit. He cannot give up. He has to fulfill the promise!!

    As if to highlight the distance between them, Sasuke stands far off.

    Sasuke's eyes are even colder than before. His blade attacks Naruto without hesitation!!

    "I will never give up".... A "possibility" born from his indomitable nindou.

    [Hope]
    Sasuke's rescue was a failure. Naruto was shown the difference in their abilities, plus his longstanding feelings were completely rejected. But thanks to the words of his teammates he stands up again. The power gap can be filled. If his voice doesn't reach, he can just step closer. Most importantly, he has friends ready to join forces with him. His fighting spirit burning, Naruto once again runs with his teammates!! Because he believes that "not giving up" is the only means to save Sasuke....

    (balloons: "I'm here too! I'll become strong with you!!")
    Naruto is able to stand up over and over again because he has friends that run with him.

    (balloons: "Well, just watch him and see yourself. He's completely different than before!")
    His eyes look straight ahead, unwavering!!

    {page 032}
    A portion of the "legend" is visible on his back....

    [Training]
    The "Kagebunshin training method" devised by Kakashi perfectly suits Naruto's huge amount of chakra. He manages to achieve "property modification" in only two days, while it normally requires years of practice.

    Naruto trains to master a new jutsu that even Yondaime couldn't bring to completion!!

    [Sasuke]
    The presence of a good rival can become a driving force to accelerate one's growth. The existence of Sasuke, the genius boy always in front of Naruto, adds "zeal" to his training! And it eventually makes his talent bloom...!!

    (balloons: "I gotta catch up with that Sasuke!!")
    It's because Sasuke exists that Naruto can become stronger.

    [A shinobi that can surpass the Fourth Hokage]
    "Fuuton - Rasenshuriken", the still incomplete ultimate ninjutsu that nobody has ever used. Not even Yondaime Hokage could complete this jutsu, but Naruto was able to polish it up and use it in an actual fight...!! The Academy's loser is about to evolve into a shinobi that will become the main force of the next era!!

    "Kagebunshin no Jutsu", which can store a person's experience data, is put to practical use right away.

    (balloons: "Take this!")
    The "spiral" (rasen, ndt) created by the Fourth is passed on to his son and now swirls like a storm!!
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Yamanaka Ino
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    During her time at the Academy, Ino's results put her in the top tier among kunoichi. She entertained a fine rivalry with her fellow classmate, Sakura. But once she'd placed herself under Tsunade's tutelage, Sakura underwent a rapid evolution. This became a great source of motivation for Ino. However, she feels no need to hurry. She never skips her daily training, and she spends day after day working hard. Ino knows even the largest, most glorious flower needs to earnestly reach towards the sun to expand, and grows little by little every day... The industrious flower will patiently withstand the winter until the end, and without fail, it will soon yield some magnificent results...!!

    Captions

    -Asuma-sensei's a bit grouchy. He said to "move it and come along"!

    -The maiden who cultivates herself into a sublime, magnificent full blossom

    Picture comments

    -She will carry out her mission successfully, even if it puts her at personal risk...!! She has enough courage and bravery not to shy away from danger!!

    -Thanks to her natural inclination towards self-improvement, she's learned medical ninjutsu. Judging someone's condition in an instant, she uses her technique with great precision.

    -Once a mission is over, her maiden's heart comes back in full force!! With a spoken message that reflects her thorough understanding of the opposite sex, she increases her own appeal.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Yamato
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    Page 1

    In order to deal with Hatake Kakashi's absences from duty, Godaime Hokage, Tsunade, considered the formation of a New Team Kakashi. Yamato was picked among the best of the best the Hokage had under her immediate control. At that, sole wielder since Shodai Hokage, of the unique vegetation-creating hijutsu, Yamato was an outstandingly skilled member of the ANBU. He'd made a name for himself, as Tenzou of the Mokuton. His grave destiny is written in his genes. While bearing this burden, Yamato makes use of his power, as he needs to fight alongside his new subordinates.

    Page 2

    [The School of Prudence]
    Ever since Sandaime Hokage was in office, Yamato was commended for his mastery*; his efficiency apparent even in his data. D-rank, S-rank. In all the missions he was involved in, the survival rate of the team members under his command would be well off the scales. He is excessively cautious**. His overly careful disposition serves as a way to help out his precious subordinates, a walking stick preventing them from falling over.

    [Captaincy]
    All due respect notwithstanding, Captain Yamato does not share Kakashi's conception of leadership. Even the inexperienced among his people he will exhort, unhesitatingly and honestly. Disregarding higher, middle, or lower ranks, he acknowledges each subordinate of his as a shinobi. The success of the mission is tied to this as well as to the way the squad is led, and he knows it.

    [Shodai's Genome]
    Yamato's Mokuton Hijutsu originates from Shodai Hokage's genes implanted into him. His person is the outcome of Orochimaru's laboratory experiments. Even though normally, one should loathe such a traumatic past, Yamato copes with it.
    Because now, Mokuton Ninjutsu is Yamato's pride, and the greatest weapon he has to protect his fellows.

    [The Training's Cornerstone]
    Thanks to his faculty, he becomes Uzumaki Naruto's power. That is the foremost purpose of his selection as a team captain. For his hijutsu is the one and only means to keep the Kyuubi inside of Naruto under control. Before long, the man born as a lab experiment found himself fueling Naruto's drive to bring forward his new power...!!

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    -It's not about how much or how little you can do...

    -Perfectly calm and reserved underneath his mask, he hosts the peerless Mokuton Hijutsu!!

    Page 2

    -His stern outlook urges younger shinobi into self-reliance.

    -As time passes, his sorrowful past becomes the key to the future!!

    Picture comments

    Page 1

    -The Mokuton Hijutsu, now available to Yamato alone!! An jutsu just as efficient in attack, defense and support.

    -His honed, keen intuition senses someone dangerous...!! He bravely steps in to rescue his subordinates!!

    -One word is all Kakashi needs to have him at his beck and call. It has to do with the sense of admiration-turned-into-"worship" Yamato has for him.

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    -Before a mission, Yamato won't fail to run a drill to secure the team's coordination.

    -To Yamato, bashing a door open is pure nonsense...!!

    -In order to lead his party, he won't shy away from occasionally ruling though fear.

    -Yamato's style is not about standing at the top, but to withdraw there.

    -Orochimaru's foul human experiments... Among sixty people, Yamato is the sole survivor.

    - A deed only one who wields Mokuton can carry out!! Silencing even a bijuu!!

    -Kyuubi's chakra suppressed, his subordinate's training accomplished, he is quite confident in the future he sees in him!!
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Zetsu
    Main text

    A shell like that of an insectivorous plant. Two conversing individuals with their characteristic personalities. Even amidst the odd abilities boasted by Akatsuki in general, Zetsu comes off as particularly unsettling (tn: no one is creepier than Orochimaru! Know your place, Aloe-Vera!!). He's watched the important battles of the ninja world, and burnt them into his memory. After encountering Madara, the Akatsuki's chessmaster, Zetsu endorses the responsibility to record battles. While closely inquiring about Madara's true motives, he still proceeds onto battlefields: merely a way to satisfy his curiosity? Or something else...?

    Captions

    -Ah-hah... Things have become pretty interesting, right? Yeah...

    -Mandibles are covering his odd features. Concealed into the ground, he records everything!!

    Picture comments

    -He has the power to extend his vigilance over vast areas. Whether it's ninjutsu or an inherent ability of Zetsu's is unknown.

    -Perfectly concealing the signs of his presence, he observes battles carefully. That technique lets him practically pop out of nowhere!!

    -Zetsu is always in charge of disposing of the dead*. That shell of his gets rid of all evidence.

    -He surely is enthusiastic about his curiosity. Minutely analyzing battles is nothing but fun to him.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Akahigi: Hyakki no Souen
    Red Secret Technique: Performance* of a Hundred Puppets (赤秘技・百機の操演, Akahigi: Hyakki no Souen)
    Ninjutsu, S-rank, Offensive, Defensive, All ranges
    User: Sasori

    The black-blooded sea of puppets that destroyed a country!!

    One can tell the true power of a puppet user by the amount of puppets they can handle. "A puppet per finger," in short ten puppets, was the highest peak achieved so far, but this technique overthrows common sense. By directly connecting the puppets to the "core" inside the body, using one's fingers becomes unnecessary. The user can make the puppets move with their will. Even a hundred puppets can be successfully manipulated, as if using one's limbs.

    [picture of the puppets attacking]
    ↑↓Because the puppets are directly connected to the core, there is no time lag between the user's will and the puppets' movement. Such war potential is powerful enough to even make a country fall.

    [picture of all the puppets just after Sasori summoned them]

    *Souen (操演) literally means "manipulating performance". This obviously refers to puppets being manipulated in a show. I translated this into simply "puppet performance" which, together with "hyakki" ("a hundred puppets"), became "performance of a hundred puppets".
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Chidori Eisou
    Chidori* Sharp Spear (千鳥鋭槍, Chidori Eisou)
    Ninjutsu, A-rank, Offensive, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
    User: Uchiha Sasuke

    A piercing spear of lightning, composing a song of death!!

    The original "Chidori" gained its power by shaping it into a form sufficient for an electrical discharge and using it together with one's own "thrust". This technique uses "shape transformation" to form the original "Chidori" into a spear-shape, adapting it for mid-range attacks.
    Although it's less powerful than the "Chidori," it's increased range means there is less of a risk to the user. It also has the advantage of being able to be used for surprise attacks and capturings.

    [picture of Sasuke piercing Itach with this technique]

    With the "Chidori" shaped into a spear, the enemy's body is pierced. Furthermore, by using "shape transformation" to turn it into a radiating shape, a final blow can be dealt.

    *Chidori (千鳥) means "a thousand birds". It's from a story about a sixteenth-century military commander named Tachibana Dousetsu, who owned a sword named the Chidori. One day, he was struck by lightning while sitting under a tree. Acting quickly, he drew his sword and cut the Thunder God riding the lightning. This saved his life and after this incident, he changed the name of his sword from Chidori to Raikiri (雷切, "Lightning Cutter").
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Chidori Nagashi
    Chidori Current (千鳥流し, Chidori Nagashi)
    Ninjutsu, A-rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
    User: Uchiha Sasuke

    A Chidori flapping its wings into every direction
    A profusion of purple lightning, giving both offence and defence at the same time!!

    [picture of Sasuke repelling team Kakashi with the Chidori Current]
    →The body of the person touched by the "Chidori" will misinterpret the Lightning nature as "electrical signals from the nerves," making its muscles contract. This causes the body to involuntarily go stiff, while at the same time receiving damage.

    The one who approaches this body will be attacked all over!!

    This ninjutsu makes practical use of the "Chidori" by extending its attack range, in order to make use of the Lightning nature's special characteristic of "temporarily making the muscles of the touched person go stiff," and attempt to enfold multiple enemies. By releasing the "Chidori" in every direction, an electrical discharge flows from one's entire body. This allows one to attack everyone within a specific range. Also, when using this attack on a great number of enemies at once, it also effectively doubles as an instant defence.

    *Chidori (千鳥) means "a thousand birds". It's from a story about a sixteenth-century military commander named Tachibana Dousetsu, who owned a sword named the Chidori. One day, he was struck by lightning while sitting under a tree. Acting quickly, he drew his sword and cut the Thunder God riding the lightning. This saved his life and after this incident, he changed the name of his sword from Chidori to Raikiri (雷切, "Lightning Cutter").
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Chidori Senbon
    Chidori* Senbon** (千鳥千本, Chidori Senbon)
    Ninjutsu, A-rank, Offensive, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
    User: Uchiha Sasuke

    Assaulting the enemy with a "Chidori," shaped into flock of thousands of needles!!

    This is also a variety of "Chidori" "shape transformation". The same technique as the pinnacle of Lightning nature, it is specialised in more speed, by being transformed into countless sharp "senbon," all aimed and fired at the enemy. As this flock of dazzling needles soars, the chakra gives off a sound like "chichichi," really making it seem like a thousand birds! It can become even more effective by using it together with the "Sharingan," allowing one to precisely shoot for the enemy's vitals.

    [picture of Sasuke shooting out his Chidori Senbon]
    ↑By increasing the amount of chakra used, the number of "senbon" also increases!

    *Chidori (千鳥) means "a thousand birds". It's from a story about a sixteenth-century military commander named Tachibana Dousetsu, who owned a sword named the Chidori. One day, he was struck by lightning while sitting under a tree. Acting quickly, he drew his sword and cut the Thunder God riding the lightning. This saved his life and after this incident, he changed the name of his sword from Chidori to Raikiri (雷切, "Lightning Cutter").
    **Senbon are a special kind of needle, used, for example, in acupuncture. Haku fought using these.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Chou Harite
    Super Open Hand Slap* (超張り手, Chouharite)
    Taijutsu, B-rank, Offensive, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
    User: Akimichi Chouji

    Like thunder, these two palms come down from the Heavens and shake the earth!!

    Chouji, after having grown to a gigantic size by using the "Multi-Size Technique," brings down both his hand for a sure-kill hand slap...!! The weight and power of the hands are greatly increased because of the larger size, the muscles are activated with concentrated chakra, and the thickness has also increased. This gives this attack the power to even cave in the earth.

    [picture of Chouji becoming huge]
    [picture of Chouji's palms while doing this technique]
    ↑→With so much chakra that it becomes visible, Chouji's palms are made as massive as an iron hammer...!!

    *A Harite is a technique from Sumo wrestling where one slaps the opponent with their open hand.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Choujuu Giga
    Super Beast Imitating Drawing* (超獣偽画, Choujuu Giga)
    Ninjutsu, B-rank, Offensive, Supplementary, All ranges
    User: Sai

    Imitating life, the beasts move to the will put into the brush!!

    The moment the brush, through which chakra is flown, is removed, the drawn images will leap from the paper and act according to the user's will!! There are few techniques in existence that have so many different uses. During the many special missions given out by "Root," there are many situations where one must take spontaneous or independent action. This technique, characteristic to Sai, which allows one to adapt to the circumstances of any confrontation, must be a lifeline.

    [picture of one of Sai's lion drawings]
    ↑The figures are filled with the feeling of life, even though the source of the drawings has no emotions.

    [picture of Sai opening his drawing scroll]
    ↑He doesn't panic, even in emergencies, and quickly finishes his drawing!

    [picture of Sai opening the ink compartment of his drawing scroll]
    ↑The shaft of the scroll is prepared with ink and a small brush. Perfectly equipped to use this technique at all times.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    [picture of Sai flying on the back of his bird drawing]
    →Riding the drawn "bird" through the sky has many uses from reconnaissance to high-speed travel.

    The greatest feature of the ninja art "Super Beast Imitating Drawing" is that depending on the beast drawn, various effects can be obtained. If it's necessary to do reconnaissance from the sky, a bird can be drawn. For attacking from a distance, one can draw beasts of prey. Furthermore, if one draws a countless number of mice, it even becomes possible to perform an unworkable number of searches~~ Depending on the user's ingenuity, this technique certainly is an all-purpose power.

    On occasion flying through the sky or lurking in the darkness~~
    Changing freely to the circumstances of the mission!!

    [Picture of Sai drawing a row of lions]
    →↓By drawing several pictures, the number of embodied beasts is also increased.
    [picture of the lion drawings attacking Naruto]

    [picture of Sai's mouse drawings scurrying away]
    ←By not taking roads to travel, the "mice" are inconspicuous, making them the most suitable, not just for searches, but also for delivering information obtained from enemy camps to Konoha.

    [pictures of Sai's snake drawings and of those snake drawings capturing Naruto and Yamato]
    →After being drawn quickly, the "snakes" can be used as ropes to restrain someone. With the ability to soundlessly enter through even the smallest crevice, they can also be used for assassination purposes.

    *The name of this technique comes from a famous set of picture scrolls called the "Wildlife Caricatures" (鳥獣戯画, Choujuu Giga). Consisting of four parts, it features anthropomorphic animals and is considered one of the national treasures of Japan. It is sometimes called the oldest work of manga.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Chou Oodama Rasengan
    Super-Big Ball Rasengan* (超大玉螺旋丸, Chouoodama Rasengan)
    Ninjutsu, Senjutsu, No rank, Offensive, Short range (0-5m)
    User: Jiraiya

    Blowing violently from the palm of his hand is a raging storm!!
    Tearing up the sky and swallowing everything!!

    [picture of Jiraiya in Sage Mode]
    [picture of Jiraiya attacking Pain with this technique]
    ↑→In an instant Jiraiya creates an extra-large raging storm that can completely swallow a human being with ease...!!

    Maximum whirling chakra!!

    The "Rasengan" is wildly rotating chakra in one's hand and containing it in a sphere. The "Big Ball Rasengan" uses an increased quantity of chakra between the hands of the real body and a Shadow Clone. "Sage Mode" Jiraiya adds natural energy to this, rapidly increasing the size to gigantic proportions!! The created ball of light is a raging storm, coiling like a whirlpool. If it explodes, it can easily hollow out an entire mountain...!!

    *Rasengan (螺旋丸) means "Spiralling Sphere"
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Doton: Dochuu Senkou
    Earth Release: Subterranean Voyage* (土遁・土中潜航, Doton: Dochuu Senkou)
    Ninjutsu, C-rank, Offensive, Supplementary, Short to mid-range (0-10m)
    Hoshigaki Kisame

    A great shark's fang, swimming in the ground!!

    A technique that transforms the earth surrounding the user into a fluid. Closing in on the enemy with high speed by swimming underground. The underground is a blind spot, so the target has no warning, allowing the user to launch a surprise attack. Kisame lets the "Samehada" protrude from the ground. By using this technique in conjunction with a weapon, it also gains a high assault ability.

    ↑The "Samehada" draws near like a shark's dorsal fin!!

    *Dochuu means "underground". Senkou means "submarine voyage". The kanji for Senkou separately mean "submerge" and "navigate/voyage". So together they mean "A voyage while 'submerged' under the earth". Or in better English "Subterranean Voyage".
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Doton: Domu
    Earth Release: Earth Spear* (土遁・土矛, Doton: Domu)
    Ninjutsu, B-rank, Supplementary
    User: Kakuzu

    A body like diamond, repelling everything!!

    With the chakra flowing through all parts of one's body, the skin is hardened, increasing its defence power to its utmost limits. Furthermore, the destructive power of human bullet attacks** is increased, making this a great all-purpose technique. The amount of techniques that can break through the areas hardened by the "Earth Spear" are close to zero, not including its undeniable weak point: "Lightning Release Ninjutsu".

    [picture of Kakuzu's arm turning dark]
    ←With one hit of Kakuzu's hardened fist, the gates of the Temple of Fire are destroyed.

    [picture of Kakuzu's face being cut by Raidou's sword]
    ↑By invoking this technique the instant an attack hits, one gains an immortal body.

    *The names of Kakuzu's techniques don't make much sense at first sight. This is because Kishimoto took the names from the legendary mecha anime "Mobile Suit Gundam" (機動戦士ガンダム, Kidou Senshi Gandamu), slightly altered them in some cases, and thought of kanji for them. Domu comes from the MS-09 Dom (ドム).
    **Attacks involving the use of one's own body as a direct weapon. E.g. punches.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Doton: Doryuu Jouheki
    Earth Release: Earth Style Rampart (土遁・土流城壁, Doton: Doryuu Jouheki)
    Ninjutsu, B-rank, Defensive, Close to mid-range (0-10m)
    User: Yamato

    The rising earth is changed into a solid rampart!!

    [picture of Yamato forming a handseal]
    [picture of the ground rising up under Yamato's feet]
    ←↑The ground itself doesn't just appear out of nowhere. After increasing the volume of earth that much, one is forced to keep down their chakra consumption!!

    This technique makes a gigantic rampart rise up beneath the user's feet, by shaping the ground and increasing the amount of earth with chakra. Depending on what the user imagines, the shape of the rampart can be anything from level ground to a steep, needle-like mountain.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Doton: Doryuukatsu
    Earth Release: Earth Flow Divide (土遁・土流割, Doton: Doryuukatsu)
    Ninjutsu, B-rank, Offensive, Supplementary, All ranges
    User: Yamato

    Following the hidden Dragon Veins*, one can split the earth at will

    [picture of Yamato slamming his palm to the ground]
    ↑↓How long and wide it will be, and whether or not it will be a straight line is in complete control of the user!! Yamato sets the scope by flowing chakra from his palm and splits the earth apart!!
    [picture of the ground splitting in apart]

    Tearing the earth apart by flowing concentrated chakra from the palm of one's hand into the "Dragon Veins" flowing underground. Manipulating these Dragon Veins requires fine chakra control, but if one has such skill, they can divide the space between the enemy and their own team in two, destroy destroy enemy camps or defences, and even use it as an attack.

    *If I'm not mistaken, dragon veins are a concept from Feng Shui. They are similar to the concept of ley lines, I think.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Doton: Moguragakure no Jutsu
    Earth Release: Hiding Like a Mole Technique* (土遁・土竜隠れの術, Doton: Moguragakure no Jutsu)
    Ninjutsu, C-rank, Supplementary
    Deidara, Tobi

    Moving freely while being hidden underground
    That is this escape technique's main point!!

    ←By sensing the magnetic force, the user can pinpoint where they are, despite being underground.

    Thus technique changes earth into fine sand by flowing chakra through it, allowing the user to dig through it like a mole. While underground, one can sense what is happening on the surface and use that information to launch a surprise attack on the enemy. One can also hide deep in the ground, escaping to a depth where the enemy can't reach.

    *The kanji of "mogura" literally mean "earth dragon". Yes, the Japanese decided to call their moles earth dragons**. I love this language more with every minute.
    **It probably comes from the verb moguru (潜る, "to dive," "to get in," "to go underground"), though, but why let etymology stand in the way of a bad-ass name?
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Fuuin Teppeki
    Sealed Iron Wall (封印鉄壁, Fuuin Teppeki)
    Ninjutsu, Fuuinjutsu, B-rank, Defensive
    User: Chiriku

    A gate impossible to open for those impure
    A solid, secure fuuinjutsu!!

    A seal placed on the Fire Temple's gate, in order to defend against intruders from the outside world. The two statues placed on either side of the gate form a barrier. The seal can only be cancelled by pouring in the "Gift of the Hermit Group" (仙族の才, Senzoku no Sai), special chakra peculiar to the shinobi monks (忍僧, ninsou).

    [picture of Kakuzu and Hidan standing in front of the gates of the Fire Temple]
    ↑Usually, the only ones going through this gate are the shinobi monks. However, "Akatsuki" managed to invade the temple by destroying the statues and terminating the seal itself.
     
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    Spoiler: Databook 3 - Fuuinjutsu: Shishi Heikou
    Sealing Technique: Lion Closing Roar (封印術・獅子閉哮, Fuuinjutsu: Shishi Heikou)
    Ninjutsu, Fuuinjutsu, A-rank, Supplementary, Short range (0-5m)
    User: Chiyo

    From the ball of light comes a lion
    With a roar, the enemy is crucified and dealt with!!

    ↓The ninja tool "Lion-Headed Kannon*" (獅子首観音, Shishikubi Kannon) transforms from a sphere into a lion's head and then grows huge.
    [picture of the Lion-Headed Kannon opening its mouth]

    [picture of the small light ball being thrown at Sasori]
    ↑Furthermore, the tool is prepared with a sealing formula and then thrown to the target.

    [picture of the Lion-Headed Kannon nearing Sasori]
    [picture of Sasori's body being sealed]
    ↑→Its huge mouth opens and crucifies the target against the surface of a wall, while at the same time, the sealing formula develops!!

    Chakra is completely blocked!!

    This technique draws a "sealing formula" on, for instance, the ground or a wall and completely blocks the target's chakra. In the centre of the sealing formula is the "閉" ("close," "shut") symbol. Furthermore, the tenketsu of the person caught in the centre are all closed. However, getting the target exactly inside the sealing formula is difficult. Therefore, one can make use of various measures, like preparing a puppet or ninja tool with the sealing formula.

    *Kannon is the bodhisattva of compassion. She is also widely known under her Chinese name, Guan Yin.
     
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