Chojuro (長十郎, Chojuro) is one of the last generation of Kirigakure’s Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist. He serves as the retainer of the Fifth Mizukage, before later becoming the Sixth Mizukage (六代目水影, Rokudaime Mizukage, literally meaning: Sixth Water Shadow) himself.
- Birthdate: November 1
- Sex: Male
- Age: Part II: 19
- Height: Part II: 163.6 cm
- Weight: Part II: 49.5 kg
- Blood type: B
- Occupation: Mizukage
- Affiliation: Kirigakure – Allied Shinobi Forces
- Team: Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist Daimyō Protection Squad
In the anime, shortly after the Fourth Mizukage’s passing and Mei Terumī was made the Fifth, Chojuro was present when the village received an invitation from Konohagakure and Sunagakure to join an impromptu Chūnin Exams they would be hosting together. Ao noted that the village was still recovering from the Fourth’s passing, so it was decided the Kiri-nin would not take part in this event.
Despite his membership in the elite Seven Swordsmen group, Chojuro is a shy individual and seems to lack confidence in his abilities. He also greatly respects and admires the Fifth Mizukage, as he commented inwardly on wanting to protect her “beautiful smile”.
By the time of the Fourth Shinobi World War, Mei has noted that he has become a lot more confident in himself as seen when he cut down Black Zetsu without reservation and then declares to the Fifth that as a member of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist, he would guard the area with his life.
Years later after becoming the Sixth Mizukage, Chojuro has seemed to grow well into his new role, appearing much calmer and confident in his abilities.
As a leader, he is patient and methodical, carefully observing the situation and considering the best way to approach it. At the same time, in the anime, is shown to still be with some doubts.
Wanting so strongly to bring about a peaceful and happy era for his village, he struggles on how to deal with citizens who openly prefer the old traditions. Despite his continued doubts, he remains selfless, willing to take on any personal harm to seek success.
Even when grieving over the loss of a dear ally, he remains composed enough to value the lives of his other allies and hoping to settle things peacefully, while also remaining pragmatic to prepare for a likely conflict.
Chojuro has short, tufty blue hair, and dark eyes. He also has pointed, shark-like teeth; a common trait of the members of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist as well as apprentices share. He wears square, black-rimmed glasses connected to ear protectors, a blue pin striped shirt and camouflage pattern pants.
He wears his forehead protector on the front of his holster which he uses to carry Hiramekarei. The sword itself is wrapped in bandages leaving only the double hilt visible.
He also has shuriken holsters strapped onto each of his legs. During the Fourth Shinobi World War, he still wears the same outfit but changed his forehead protector to that of the Alliance’s.
Years after the Fourth Shinobi World War, Chojuro grew noticeably taller and developed a firmer jawline with some chin stubble. He started wearing glasses with thicker frames and the ear protectors he wore changed design.
He retained his overall attire, but the straps of his sword holster now only covers his left shoulder. Chojuro now also wears his light-grey pants without the dual shuriken holsters.
Despite his meek demeanour, Chojuro is a highly capable ninja, earning acceptance into the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist, and being chosen as one of the Fifth Mizukage’s bodyguards during the Kage Summit.
Due to being part of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist, Chojuro’s skills were already considered some of the strongest in the entire village, showing he had great potential. During the Fourth Shinobi World War, he proved able to defeat Black Zetsu while fighting alongside his allies.
Years later, Chojuro’s abilities improved immensely as he was promoted to the rank of Sixth Mizukage. Even against multiple wielders of the Seven Mist Swords, Chojuro is able to systematically defeat his foes. While working alongside the Fifth Kazekage or Fourth Tsuchikage, he was able to hold his own even against enemies as strong as the Ōtsutsuki Clan.
Kenjutsu & Physical Prowess
Chojuro is referred as a master swordsman, even amongst the other Seven Mist Swordsmen. Amongst the Five Kage, he is rumoured to be the best swordsman and assassin.
As a kenjutsu practitioner, Chojuro wields a dual handled sword called Hiramekarei, that is linked together at the handles by a chain. When released from its bandages, it releases the chakra stored in it and shape weapons, such as an enormous hammer, capable of sending Sasuke flying through a wall despite being shielded by Susanoo, as well as a massive longsword, capable of taking out several targets simultaneously.
As Mizukage, he could fire a detached long ranged chakra blade with a swing of Hiramekarei, create a copy of it with chakra for dual wielding, as well as create several knives strong enough to immobilise opponents.
As Mizukage, his skills in kenjutsu allowed him to fight on par with Kinshiki Ōtsutsuki, and is regarded as having no equal while wielding Hiramekarei. In the anime, even without Hiramekarei, Chojuro remained a fierce battler, armed only with a standard katana.
Against the self-proclaimed New Seven Ninja Swordsmen, wielding three of the signature weapons, Chojuro proved very resilient, easily taking multiple puncture wounds and breaking free from his wire-bindings.
Once on the offence, he seamlessly overpowered the foes with mightier weapons using only a broken sword. He also showed considerable strength, able to easily hold up Kubikiribōchō with a single hand.
In the anime, Chojuro is highly skilled in Water Release, able to perform them with few to no hand signs and little need of already existing water. If he’s without an actual sword, he can create a blade of water to work as a replacement, as well as produce a massive water surge from underground to catch an opponent off guard and subdue them. He can also produce a barrage of water bullets to assault his enemies.