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Mitsuki

Voiced by: Ryuichi Kijima (JP), Robbie Daymond (EN), Óscar Flores (Latin America, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4)

Debut: Naruto Gaiden Chapter 2 (Manga), Boruto: Naruto the Movie (Anime)

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"You adults can't tell me what to do. I'll decide what I want to do for myself!"

The tritagonist of the Boruto franchise, he is Orochimaru's laboratory-grown son. Mitsuki is a mysterious boy who transferred from the Hidden Sound Village to be educated and trained as a Ninja in the Hidden Leaf Village. There he quickly becomes one of Boruto's closest friends, and later he graduates as a genin of Boruto's Academy batch. It's revealed that he was sent to the Leaf Village specifically to befriend and get close to Boruto Uzumaki for an unknown purpose.


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    # - M 
  • A Day in the Limelight: Kishimoto wrote the one-shot The Road Illuminated by the Full Moon to reveal the origins of Mitsuki that was adapted as episode 39 of the anime.
  • Adorkable: Mitsuki is not all socially inept and can often seem very emotionless, but due to not understanding human actions, little things like Mitsuki ordering the same food as Boruto and attempting to lick an egg (an action he was copying off of Tosaka, a bird expert) can be very endearing.
  • The Ace: Mitsuki doesn't make a point of showing it very often, but his abilities may very well be the strongest of the new generation of Konoha shinobi. He was explicitly designed to be genetically perfect by Orochimaru.
  • Animal Battle Aura: His version of Snake Sage Mode surrounds him with ethereal serpents. His Snake Thunder jutsu also manifests as a serpent made of lightning.
  • Attack Animal: He makes liberal use of summoned snakes like his father before him.
  • Artificial Human: Revealed to have been artificially made by Orochimaru. Later revealed he can't survive on food alone, and lives on different types of medicine probably prescribed to him.
  • The Bait: As per Team 7's usual plan, Mitsuki often plays the lure, taking the attention of the enemy as he is quick and strong enough to withstand attacks, to allow his teammates to follow up.
  • Best Friend: Although he started out as sort of a one-sided admiration of Boruto from Mitsuki's side and Boruto mistaking it for being a good friend even though he didn't know much about him, Mitsuki and Boruto have become virtually best friends and are often seen together even when not on missions. Eventually, he has been a close friend to Sarada as well, though not as close as he is with Boruto.
  • Berserk Button: Mitsuki is an absolute monster to fight, but if Mitsuki ever believes that Boruto's life is in paramount danger, then you're in for a world of hurt.
  • Blow You Away: Not only makes use of Wind Release jutsu in general but his Signature Move is to exhale gale-force winds to... Well, blow stuff away.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Usually Played for Laughs. He's far less socially hindered than most examples but his thought process and values are definitely a little out there. Considering who raised him, what do you expect? Best exemplified by his behavior in sparring matches, training exercises and the chunin exams, where he is more willing than most to use excessive and dangerous methods against opponents, albeit without malice.
  • Blue Is Heroic: His attire consists of a loose-fitting two-toned light and dark blue kimono jacket with billowing sleeves.
  • Brutal Honesty: While not confrontational, he freely speaks his mind in any situation.
  • Child Prodigy: Though little is made of Mitsuki's skills compared to the flashier Boruto and Sarada, his powers are even greater then theirs thanks to his senjutsu.
  • Cloning Blues: Mitsuki suffers strong bouts of this growing up, feeling that he isn't truly human and questioned his own will, wondering if it was really his or if it was merely synthetic. He gets better after a journey to the Hidden Stone Village and getting intimately involved in the cloning plot there.
  • Combat Medic: Although he hasn't been shown healing anyone other then himself, the data stats in the Boruto manga states that Mitsuki has three stars in medical ninjutsu (note that Sarada does not have medical ninjutsu in her arsenal despite being Sakura's daughter). Mitsuki can quickly recover from potentially damaging woulds fairly quickly using his Sage Transformation.
  • Contrasting Sequel Protagonist: The show's counterpart to Sasuke who is disarmingly nice and cheerful, but has much creepier powers and a far more alien mindset. He also serves as something similar to early Shippuden Sai, being the pale-skinned third wheel of the group—although he is far more The Social Expert (except when it would be funnier for him to screw up big time).
    • In contrast to Sasuke who left the village and left his friends, Mitsuki did a similar thing, but he returned and rejoined Team 7.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: His battle with Iwabe in the Episode 5 is this. After exchanging a few blows, he puts Iwabe in a fatal chokehold in a matter of seconds. If Boruto didn't step in, Mitsuki would have killed him.
    • Mitsuki absolutely curb stomps Toroi, his opponent from the Hidden Cloud Village, defeating him with just one move.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He seems to be a master of this.
  • Deus Exit Machina: Due to being incredibly overpowered, one of the strongest Genin of the new generation, Mitsuki is often seen staying out of the fight, holding back, or completely absent due to the fact that he can probably wipe the floor with most fights if he just tapped into his Sage Transformation. Somewhat justified as there's going to be more than just raised eyebrows if his true power ever gets revealed.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Outside his backstory, Mitsuki is almost comically unflappable never losing his composure in even the most stressful or dire circumstances.
    • Shown rather eerily during his match with Iwabee, where his face remains calm and neutral as he strangles Iwabee while Shino tries to pry him off.
    • Shown once again in a sparring match with Orochimaru. He didn't even flinch as Orochimaru held a kunai to his throat, showing that in fact, Mitsuki does not fear death or dying.
  • Elemental Powers: He has both Wind and Lightning nature chakra and can use them both through his Breakthrough and Snake Thunder jutsu. He is also proficient in Earth style techniques which he mostly uses to tunnel underground for surprise attacks.
  • Face Death with Dignity: In Episode 6, after freeing Shino from being possessed by a shadow spectre after dragging him down into a lake and then placed him back on land, he starts drowning in the lake due to using too much chakra and just accepts his fate until Boruto and later Shino came to his rescue.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Fills the groups role as the Thief. His cunning personality, combined with Confusion Fu, makes him the craftiest fighter of the three. He has solid Ninjutsu as well, but his overall talents are shown much better put in strategy.
  • Fingerless Gloves: In addition to his outfit, he wears long black fingerless gloves.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: An interesting case. He is a transfer student from Otogakure, not an exchange one. Also, unlike the trope's usual examples, he is the tritagonist of the Boruto franchise and not just a secondary or minor character. The foreignness is emphasized when he states in episode 35 that he took permission from his parent Orochimaru, the Leader of the Hidden Sound Village to stay in Konoha and become a ninja there instead of going back to Otogakure after graduation from Academy.
  • Godzilla Threshold: One of Mitsuki's stipulations for staying in the Leaf Village is that he is not to publicly reveal that he has access to Sage Transformation, but when the Otsutsuki attack and Boruto is danger Mitsuki decides to risk it only for Urashiki to steal his senjutsu and hospitalize him before he could activate Sage Mode. He does it again when Ku threatened Boruto's life, he used his Sage Transformation with little hesitation and tackled Ku out of a very tall building to save his friend.
  • Hand-Hiding Sleeves: Sneaky sleeves likely for surprise for when he extends his arms to attack.
  • History Repeats: He leaves the Leaf Village just as Sasuke did, but unlike Sasuke, Mitsuki left to find out who he is, not for power and unlike Sasuke who left for years, Mitsuki was gone for a long, but not incredibly long time and returned to the village willingly and rejoined the team.
  • Horned Humanoid: When using Sage Transformation a single horn emerges from his forehead.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Sometimes Mitsuki doesn't know that his words could hurt other people, but since he still is learning how to be human, he doesn't really get why.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's considerate of others' feelings and tries to help them. However, that doesn't mean he's going to be nice about it, as Chocho found out.
  • Jumped at the Call: He gets excited at the prospect of becoming a ninja upon graduation.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Although he wasn't really sure how to take care of a kitten at first, even stoic Mitsuki ended up warming up to him, even giving him a name, Mikazuki. Mikazuki was the first non-Boruto being that Mitsuki grew angry for and Boruto commented that Mitsuki probably really loved him.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Even though Mitsuki is arguably the fastest genin of the new generation, it doesn't mean that he dishes out any weaker the attack. He is powerful as much as he is quick, a true force to be reckoned with.
  • Like a God to Me: Mitsuki thinks Boruto as exactly this. Everything and anything that Boruto does Mitsuki finds absolutely fascinating. Despite the mistakes that Boruto makes, Mitsuki observes with great interest and he thinks very highly of his friend. His admiration of Boruto can come off somewhat stalker-ish and creepy, but it's clear that Mitsuki admires Boruto so much that he's the light, the 'sun' of his world. However, he also compares Boruto to a sun, feeling that he can't truly get close to him even though he admires him so much. After his arc, Mitsuki and Boruto stand on much more equal footing, but Mitsuki still holds Boruto in very high regard.
  • Like Father, Like Son: He shares several physical similarities with Orochimaru. Surprisingly is that he displays persuasive skills similar to Orochimaru as well. Shown when he convinces Boruto to participate in the mission to escort Katasuke and the ninja tech weaponry to a lab, Mitsuki is able to push all the right buttons using the emotional weight of Boruto's vow to support the Hokage and the protection of his loved ones to persuade him to go with the mission. Something similar Orochimaru was capable of but Mitsuki isn't as twisted and dark.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Though not as malicious as his father, Orochimaru, Mitsuki certainly seems capable of this if he ever wanted to be. He is careful with his words and doesn't say things he doesn't deem necessary, leading him to be able to twist out of conversations or get people to do things.
    • Although it was unclear how much he was actually faking his allegiance to Sekiei and the others, it's clear that he was a masterful pretender, even when his own life was threatened. He was so good at appearing to pledge his loyalty that not even Kuu saw his betrayal coming.
    • In the manga, Mitsuki was able to manipulate Boruto into doing a mission he said he wasn't going to do just by using words.
  • Mathematician's Answer: When Sarada asks whether his one known parent is his mother or father, Mitsuki responds with "Yes."
  • Meaningful Name: Mitsuki is derived from the words "Mi" meaning Snake and "Tsuki" meaning Moon. This of course is a reference to both his father Orochimaru and his moon motif to contrast Boruto's sun motif. The character for the "Tsuki" part used to use the word for "Vessel" before a Meaningful Rename in his Day in the Limelight.
  • Mellow Fellow: Mitsuki is almost always calm and laid back even in the most trying situations.
  • Mysterious Stranger: Every description of him in Naruto media talks about how mysterious he is.

    N - Z 
  • Necessarily Evil: Mitsuki will kill if he feels it is the best option to avoid tragedy, but he takes no joy in it.
  • Nerves of Steel: Mitsuki very ever rarely flinches, even in the face of death. Whether it be in intense battle or otherwise, Mitsuki always has a very calm disposition. He doesn't fear death and doesn't hesitate to kill if he feels it necessary.
  • New Transfer Student: Transfers to Konoha's Ninja Academy from Otogakure in episode 5 of Boruto anime.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Gives one to Iwabee during an academic sparring session by putting the cocky older genin in a vicious hold that even Shino couldn't break up. In his defense, Iwabee did say it would be no-holds barred, not realizing how far Mitsuki would take it. Boruto's scolding is the only thing that gets him to back off.
  • Not Afraid to Die: Over the series, unlike his young fellow Genin, that he is completely fearless when it comes to the concept of dying. In Episode 91, he even tells Boruto and Sarada that it didn't even matter if he died since there were 'more Mitsukis' in Orochimaru's lab and that he could be replaced.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: In the exam to become a genin, Mitsuki begins to activate Sage Mode for a one on one duel with Shino before the scene changes, when they are back on screen the area is entirely decimated and the fight has concluded.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Granted that he's by Boruto's side and he's not in danger, Mitsuki is always often seen with a big smile on his face, though it's hard to tell whether or not the smile is genuine.
  • Power at a Price: A reason he presents why he doesn't use his Sage Transformation abilities a lot is that his body might not be able to handle such an extreme level of power and break down.
  • Pragmatic Hero: As noted above under Necessarily Evil, Mitsuki is often the first to resort to lethal force among his teammates if he deems it necessary, being fully willing to murder his own classmate, Sumire if it meant protecting the whole of the Leaf Village from destruction and tragedy.
  • Razor Wind: Mitsuki's use of the Wind Scythe jutsu is noticeably different from how Temari uses it since he lacks her giant folding fan.
  • Rubber Man: He can use the Soft Physique Modification ninjutsu to extend his limbs like rubber. This is a clue to his parent's identity, the skill being a signature piece of Orochimaru's arsenal.
  • Scaled Up: He has mastered Snake Sage Mode.
  • Secret Test of Character: Orochimaru and his older "brother" put him through one to see if he had become more than a simple clone. Mitsuki not only rejected both of them to find his own path, he also activated Sage Mode in the process. Orochimaru and his brother were pleased with the outcome.
  • Shipper on Deck: In the Boruto anime, Mitsuki states at two different times that Boruto and Sarada "make a good couple" and had on various occasions commented that the two "get along very well".
  • The Reveal: In an incredibly nonchalant manner, Mitsuki reveals to the shock of his teammates that he is the son of Orochimaru. Whether Orochimaru is his mother or father is left ambiguous but in truth Orochimaru is a Truly Single Parent and Mitsuki is lab grown from an embryo. In contrast, in the anime Mitsuki's identity is revealed by Naruto to a group of different people with Boruto and Sarada listening in, shocking everybody.
  • The Runaway: Mitsuki inexplicably flees Konohagakure, and was considered a traitor.
  • The Smart Guy: His stats show that he is the smartest in Team Konohamaru and the second smartest of the six behind Shikadai.
  • The Sneaky Guy: Fittingly for his snake motif, Mitsuki excels in espionage and sneak attacks.
  • The Social Expert: He knows when a sarcastic remark -or speech- is in order and when it's best to just leave people alone so they can talk uninterrupted. Luckily, he's a much better social expert than Sai, a fellow white skinned Deadpan Snarker.
  • Squash Match: Defeats Iwabee in seconds, without sustaining any damage himself.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Has a tendency to unexpectedly show up and chip in on conversations, even when he's nowhere to be seen beforehand.
  • Stepford Smiler: Mitsuki loves to smile, quite often in fact. However, during the Mitsuki Arc, it reveals that even though he was smiling, he had always felt alone and 'different' due to being a synthetic human.
  • The Stoic: Unlike Boruto and Sarada, he doesn't show much emotion. In fact, he seems to only have two emotions: neutrally serious or pleasantly happy (though it's hard to pinpoint if this is genuine sometimes). He seems to genuinely enjoy the company of his team though, especially Boruto whom he has a continuous admiration for.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Even without Sage Transformation, Mitsuki is so adept as a fighter, that he can easily take out most opponents with relative ease. With Sage Transformation, Mitsuki is stronger that most Jonin in the village put together. Most conflicts and fights would be easily solved if Mitsuki would just fight with his full strength, if it wasn't for the plot often writing him out of most combat so the conflict wouldn't be solved in an instant.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: Mitsuki often hides how powerful he truly is. Only a handful of people even know that he has a Sage Transformation and he hasn't been given a chance to show how much of a powerhouse he really is. In fights, Mitsuki only fights with the amount of power he thinks he needs in the fight, only tapping into his trump card only when the situation gets extremely dire, usually when he believes Boruto is in danger.
  • Summon Magic: Mitsuki can summon snakes to help him fight, track things down or impersonate him as decoys.
  • Superior Successor: While his overall abilities aren't on par with his father "yet", Mitsuki can already use Sage transformation whereas Orochimaru's body was too weak to use a proper Sage Mode.
  • Super Mode: Can activate Snake Sage Mode.
  • Tranquil Fury: Mitsuki very rarely displays such anger, but after Kuu almost kills Boruto in Episode 91 and so soon after the the death of his friend Sekiei, Mitsuki says that he's unusually angry, all the while having a sharp but serene look on his face.
  • Tritagonist: Of the Boruto franchise.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: He is always using the perspective of an adult to judge Boruto, Sarada and even Chocho's actions.
  • Wolverine Claws: Mitsuki is capable of sharpening his fingernails into claws with ninjutsu for a Finishing Move.
  • Why Am I Ticking?: Later revealed by Orochimaru that Mitsuki was implanted with a curse mark that would blow himself up if anyone found out about Mitsuki's true origins, killing him on the spot. However, Mitsuki would later become aware of the curse mark, which was apparently on his heart,making it uncertain whether or not Orochimaru was telling the truth or bluffing to mess with Boruto.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Mitsuki has tousled pastel blue hair.
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