Naruto Shippuden is a popular anime series that continues the story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who wants to become the Hokage, the leader of his village. Along his journey, he meets many friends and foes, including Tenten, a kunoichi from Konohagakure and a member of Team Guy.
Tenten is a supporting character in the anime, but she has her own personality, skills, and role in the story. In this article, we will explore Tenten’s background, appearance, abilities, relationships, and achievements in Naruto Shippuden.
All about Tenten
- Birthdate: March 9
- Sex: Female
- Age: Part I: 13–14/Part II: 17–18
- Height: Part I: 154.3 cm–155.6 cm/Part II: 164 cm/Blank Period: 166 cm
- Weight: Part I: 42.2 kg–43.1 kg/Part II: 47.3 kg
- Blood type: B
- Occupation: Weapon Seller/Chunin Exams Proctor
- Affiliation: Konohagakure/Allied Shinobi Forces
- Team: Team Guy/Konoha 11 /Star Guard Team /Team Two/First Division
Tenten is a chunin-level kunoichi from Konohagakure and a member of Team Guy. She specializes in weaponry and sealing techniques, using scrolls to summon various types of weapons and tools in battle. She is also skilled in taijutsu and has a keen eye for accuracy and precision.
Tenten was born on March 9th and has a blood type of B. She has brown hair that she usually ties in two buns on her head, and brown eyes. She wears a pink sleeveless qipao dress with red trimmings and white pants underneath. She also wears red sandals and black fingerless gloves. She carries a large scroll on her back and several smaller ones on her waist.
Tenten’s dream as a child was to become a legendary kunoichi like Tsunade, one of the Sannin. However, she realized that she did not have the necessary chakra control to be a medical-nin. Instead, she focused on perfecting her weaponry and fuinjutsu skills, aiming to become a master of both.
Tenten graduated from the Academy at the age of 12 and was assigned to Team Guy, led by Might Guy. Her teammates were Rock Lee and Neji Hyuga. The three of them trained hard under Guy’s guidance, developing a strong bond of friendship and teamwork.
What are Tenten’s Abilities?
Tenten’s main strength lies in her mastery of weaponry and fuinjutsu. She can use scrolls to summon various types of weapons, such as kunai, shuriken, senbon, swords, spears, axes, flails, nunchaku, kusarigama, etc. She can also use explosive tags and wire strings to enhance her attacks.
Tenten can manipulate her weapons with great skill and precision, hitting her targets with 100% accuracy. She can also use her weapons to deflect or block incoming attacks. She can perform techniques such as:
- Twin Rising Dragons: Tenten summons two large scrolls that unroll in mid-air. She then jumps between them and unleashes a barrage of weapons at her opponent.
- Manipulated Tools: Heavenly Chain Disaster: Tenten summons a large amount of weapons that surround her opponent. She then uses wire strings to control them and launch them at her opponent from all directions.
- Manipulated Tools: Binding Meteor: Tenten summons a giant metal sphere that contains many weapons inside. She then drops it on her opponent from above, causing a massive explosion.
- Unsealing Technique: Tenten can unseal objects or people from scrolls by using hand seals or biting her thumb.
- Reverse Summoning Technique: Tenten can reverse summon objects or people from scrolls by using hand seals or biting her thumb.
- Unsealing Technique: Segmented Iron Dome: Tenten can unseal several metal plates from scrolls and arrange them into a dome-shaped barrier around herself or her allies.
- Dynamic Entry: Tenten can surprise her opponent by kicking them in the face while shouting “Dynamic Entry!”
- Enclosing Technique: Tenten can trap her opponent in a net of wire strings attached to explosive tags.
Tenten is depicted as naturally inquisitive and observant, with a personal dream to become a legendary kunoichi like Tsunade. This has led to her to become strongly opinionated about women, defending that girls can be just as skilled as boys in taijutsu when Neji thought otherwise.
Tenten exhibits a distaste for weakness or being overly dependent on other people. Though she can be quite fierce at times, Tenten is kind and caring toward others, comforting her friends when they are going through a hard time.
Being around her overly enthusiastic teammates, particularly Might Guy and Rock Lee, Tenten is often left exasperated at their antics and wishes they would behave more maturely her Infinite Tsukuyomi dream actually depicts this.
She is more easy-going and dislikes having to travel for whole days or continue training when she is already tired, for which reason she enjoys her days-off from missions.
However, she cares greatly about her team, helping to go save Lee during the Chunin Exams when he didn’t report back at their base. She also held great respect for her other teammate Neji Hyuga and often helped him train.
Naturally Tenten, who was a ninja-tool user, loves ninja weapons to the point that she collects every ninja tool from all over the world as a hobby.
Moreover, her hobby developed so much that she even opened a full-fledged ninja tool shop. She also appears to have a fascination with the supernatural, believing in ghosts and the like.
Who are Tenten’s friends and foes?
Tenten has many friends and foes throughout the series. Some of them are:
- Rock Lee: Tenten’s teammate and friend. They share a mutual respect and admiration for each other’s skills and determination. They often train together and support each other in battle.
- Neji Hyuga: Tenten’s teammate and friend. They have a close relationship based on trust and understanding. They often spar together and complement each other’s abilities in battle.
- Might Guy: Tenten’s sensei and mentor. He taught her the importance of hard work and self-confidence. He often praises her for her achievements and encourages her to improve.
- Naruto Uzumaki: Tenten’s ally and friend. They are part of the Konoha 11, a group of young shinobi who grew up together and fought in the Fourth Shinobi World War. They have a friendly rivalry and respect for each other’s goals and dreams.
- Sakura Haruno: Tenten’s ally and friend. They are part of the Konoha 11, a group of young kunoichi who grew up together and fought in the Fourth Shinobi World War. They have a sisterly bond and admire each other’s strengths and skills.
- Temari: Tenten’s rival and foe. They first met during the Chunin Exams, where they fought against each other. Temari defeated Tenten with her wind-based techniques, which countered Tenten’s weapon-based techniques. They later became allies during the Fourth Shinobi World War, where they worked together to fight against the Akatsuki.
- Kakuzu: Tenten’s enemy and foe. He was one of the members of the Akatsuki, a criminal organization that sought to capture the tailed beasts. He fought against Tenten and her team during the Hidan and Kakuzu Arc. He used his Earth Grudge Fear technique to manipulate his body parts and use multiple elemental attacks. He was eventually defeated by Naruto’s Rasenshuriken.
- Hidan: Tenten’s enemy and foe. He was one of the members of the Akatsuki, a criminal organization that sought to capture the tailed beasts. He fought against Tenten and her team during the Hidan and Kakuzu Arc. He used his Curse Technique: Death Controlling Possessed Blood technique to create a voodoo doll-like link with his opponent and kill them by giving himself fatal injuries. He killed Asuma Sarutobi, one of Tenten’s friends and mentors. He was later trapped in a pit by Shikamaru Nara.
Tenten has black hair and grey eyes, both of which are depicted as dark brown in the anime. She wears her hair in two Chinese-style buns on her head with short fringe-bangs framing her face. She keeps this hairstyle consistent throughout Parts I and II.
In The Last: Naruto the Movie, her hair buns are braided and held together by a short plait that falls just below her shoulders. As an adult, her braided-buns are still kept, but her straight bangs cover her forehead.
Tenten’s outfits serve as a reference to Chinese culture. In Part I, she wears a pink sleeveless qipao-style blouse (initially depicted as blue in the manga) with red sleeve trimmings and yellow fastening buttons and dark green pants.
A pouch is adjusted to her thigh and her forehead protector and sandals are both blue. In Part II, Tenten sports a long-sleeved, high-collared white blouse with maroon edges, black fingerless gloves, low-heeled sandals and a black forehead protector.
She wears maroon, puffy hakama-styled pants with the exposed parts covered in bandages and the shuriken holster removed. She usually carries a large scroll behind her back.
During the Fourth Shinobi World War, Tenten wears the standard Konoha infantry flak jacket and assorted clothing, along with a holster around her waist that carries two small scrolls.
In The Last: Naruto the Movie, Tenten wears a white sleeveless, high-collared qipao dress with red trimmings and a pink flame pattern on the left, tied with a maroon obi.
Underneath, she has fishnet leg stockings and black high-heeled boots. She no longer wears her gloves and forehead protector, but wears a pair of black scrolls around her wrists like bangles, and has two scrolls in the colour of green and light grey strapped on her lower back.
As an adult, Tenten once again wears the similar outfit she wore in Part II with the pants being peach-coloured. She also sports red dangling tassel-like earrings.
What are Tenten’s achievements in Naruto Shippuden?
Tenten has achieved many things in Naruto Shippuden. Some of them are:
- She passed the Chunin Exams and became a chunin at the age of 15.
- She participated in the Fourth Shinobi World War as a member of the First Division, led by Darui. She fought against many enemies, such as Kakuzu, Ginkaku, Kinkaku, etc.
- She acquired some of the Treasured Tools of the Sage of Six Paths, such as the Bashosen, the Benihisago, the Kohaku no Johei, etc. She used them to enhance her weapon-based techniques and fight against powerful opponents.
- She survived the Infinite Tsukuyomi, a genjutsu that trapped nearly the entire world in a dream world. She was freed by Naruto and Sasuke after they defeated Kaguya Otsutsuki, the progenitor of chakra.
- She opened her own weapon shop in Konohagakure after the war. She also became a chunin exam proctor and a weapon seller for other shinobi.
Why is Tenten a fan-favorite character?
Tenten is a fan-favorite character for many reasons. Some fans like her for her unique and impressive abilities, which make her a versatile and formidable kunoichi.
Others like her for her personality, which is cheerful, confident, and determined. Some fans also relate to her for her struggles, which are realistic and inspiring.
Tenten is also popular for her interactions and dynamics with other characters, especially her team. Her relationship with Rock Lee is adorable and supportive, her relationship with Neji is sweet and respectful, and her relationship with Guy is humorous and respectful.
Tenten is a character that stands out from the rest of the kunoichi, as she is not focused on romance or rivalry, but on her own goals and dreams.
She is a character that represents hard work and self-improvement, as she constantly trains and challenges herself to become better. She is a character that has shown both courage and compassion, as she fights for her friends and village.
Tenten is a character that has left an impression on the fans of Naruto Shippuden, as she has been involved in some of the most exciting and emotional scenes in the anime.
She is a character that has shown both strength and weakness, as she wins some battles and loses some battles. She is a character that has made the fans cheer, cry, laugh, and love her. She is Tenten, the master of weaponry and fuinjutsu.