Kanoto (辛, Kanoto) is a member of Konohagakure's Anbu faction Root.


To prevent Hiruzen from being reinstated as Hokage,Danzō gave Kanoto and nine other Root members a mission to assassinate him. Disguised as a foreign shinobi, he fought the Anbu accompanying his target, who turned out to be a disguised Kakashi, resulting in the mission's failure.


Kanoto is a tall shinobi, with standing, medium-length brown hair. He wears a standard Anbu attire, an his mask has dark blue markings.


As an Anbu, Kanoto is a presumably a powerful shinobi. He wields a sword, indicating skills inkenjutsu. He could also coat his hands in chakra, augmenting the impact of his taijutsu-attacks.


  • "Kanoto" (辛) is the eighth sign of the Chinese calendar.
  • Kanoto's name was only divulged in a Studio Pierrot Settei of Root members.
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