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Tenten
Tentens portal image
Kanji

テンテン

Rōmaji

Tenten

Alias

Tenkon
Breast Hammer

Characteristics
Gender

Female Female

Hair Color

Bistre

Eye Color

Sepia

Status
Specialization

Bukijutsu
Fūinjutsu

Affiliation

Konohagakure Symbol Konohagakure

Team

Team Guy

Jutsu
Tools
Media
Manga Debut

Volume 1, Chapter 1

Anime Debut

Episode 1

Voice Actors
Japanese

Yukari Tamura Icon - Search

English

Danielle Judovits Icon - Search

Image Gallery

Tenten (テンテン, Tenten) is one of the main characters of the series. She is a member of Team Guy.

Background

Tenten aspired to become a legendary kunoichi like Tsunade, but because of her lack of talent with medical ninjutsu, she felt unacknowledged.[1]

Temari defeats Tenten

Tenten defeated by Temari.

During her time as a genin, Tenten took the Chūnin Exams with her team. She was set to battle against Temari, but was put at a great disadvantage. Temari was able to blow away all of her weapons, and Tenten suffered a great loss.[2] After her defeat, Tenten tried to improve on her specialties.[3]

Appearance

  • Tenten's full appearance.
  • Tenten when she was a genin.

Tenten possesses brown eyes and hair, in which she wears in Chinese-style buns on either side of her head. She wears long-sleeved white blouse with a high collar and red fastener and edges paired with similarly coloured, puffy pants that look like a hakama, with the exposed parts of her legs near the waist covered in bandages. She wears brown fingerless gloves, with her forehead protector having switched to the same colour and her shinobi sandals are black, open-toed sandals with low heels, and the shoes extend to the lower ankles; everything is basically a reference to the Chinese culture.

When she was a genin, Tenten wore a pink sleeveless qipao-style blouse with red sleeve trimmings and yellow fastening buttons as well as dark green pants and standard blue ninja sandals. Her appearance was still a reference to the Chinese culture.

Personality

Tenten is depicted as naturally inquisitive and observant, with a personal dream to become a legendary kunoichi like Tsunade.

Tenten's running gag

Tenten whacks Lee and Neji with her fan.

As noted by many characters, Tenten has a habit of making punchlines which is her running gag through out the series. She will usually whack Lee and Neji with a gigantic paper fan if the two explain or act in complete idiocy. Tenten also seems to dislike puns, as seen when she threatened Sakura's father when he made one.

Despite her team-mates insane antics, she cares deeply for her team-mates and often takes up the role of encouraging and consoling them whenever they are depressed. This is indicated when she attempts to inspire spirit to an upset Rock Lee who had failed in wooing Sakura Haruno.[4]

Abilities

Tenten is proficient in using weapons. She is able to measure the perfect distance for attack or defence between herself and her opponent. Tenten also has some basic knowledge of medical treatment.[5]

Bukijutsu

Tenten's Must-Win Battle

Tenten using Twin Rising Dragons.

Tenten specializes in weaponry at a long-range attacks. She usually carries her weapons in a single big scroll and a couple of smaller scrolls. Her arsenal is composed mostly of steel projectiles and her favoured method of attack is to swing her scrolls open to release an unspecific number of weapons. For much better accuracy, Tenten can control and guide her weapons to her intended target. She is also capable of sealing and releasing even the most gigantic weapons in battle to cause masses damage to her opponent.

Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth Full Power Ninja Chronicles

The Ninja Rock Lee

In Konohagakure, Tenten, along with her team-mate Neji Hyūga, are seen scolding Lee on how he completed their mission without their assistants. The team then overhears Guy talking to a couple of Konoha shinobi about how a ninja needs ninjutsu in order to become a ninja. This shocks Lee and causes concern for both Neji and Tenten.

Later in the day, Team Guy are seen training. Tenten helps by throwing kunai at her team-mates to see if they can block them. Tenten first launches the kunai at Neji, which he successfully blocks. Lee however was unsuccessful. Tenten treats Lee's wounds and asks why he would try to copy Neji's technique to block the thrown kunai. Lee reminds Tenten of the statement Guy used. Lee then spots Naruto preforming the Sexy Technique to Konohamaru. Tenten is shocked to see Lee excited after watching.

The Huge Pitter-Patter Attack Plan of Love!

After Lee gets rejected by Sakura, Lee goes to Neji and Tenten about how he has learned to impress women after finding Kakashi's book, Icha Icha. However, Tenten questions whether or not Lee will learn anything from the book.

Tenten then accompanies Lee to try to impress Sakura. As she watches on the sidelines, she is horrified to see Lee failing at his attempts. She then tries to give him support but to no avail. Kakashi then arrives to warn them about missing-nin that have infiltrated the village. He is then happy to see that they found his Icha Icha book. Neji then asked if its his mask that makes him look cool, in which Kakashi responds by saying that he wears a mask to cover up the "stuff" that comes out of his nose, which Neji finds pathetic. Kakashi then gives a real answer and says that it is someone who protects the people that are close to them.

Later while walking, Tenten finds Lee badly injured. Once Lee explains to Tenten what happened, Tenten cheers Lee up by saying that she thinks he's cool. She is then freaks out when Lee cries in front of her. Lee then finds another book on the ground called Icha Icha Dangerous. After reading it, Tenten comments on how Lee hasn't learned a thing.

Naruto SD: Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden

Episode 1

Rock Lee is a Ninja Who Can't Use Ninjutsu

Neji & Tenten make their appearence

Tenten and Neji make their début.

In Konohagakure, Tenten and Neji are abandon by their team-mate, Rock Lee. Tenten finds Lee and whacks him with a giant fan and lectures him for leaving their side. Mie, the girl that Lee was saving from debt collectors, steps in and asks for help from the team. Upon entering Mie's house, she finds out that Lee is unable to use ninjutsu and ask them to leave. The debt collectors returns back to kidnap the girl but are intercepted by Lee. Mie is worried that without ninjutsu Lee has no chance of defeating the boss. However, Tenten and Neji explains that even without ninjutsu, Lee still has the qualities of a shinobi. After Lee manages to defeat the debt collectors, Lee accidently pulls down Mie's pants which shocks both Tenten and Neji, ending things badly for him.

Rock Lee's Rival is Naruto

Nejiko

Tenten in one of Lee's skits.

After being assigned a mission to retrieve a baumkuchen, Tenten relays this message to Neji and Lee who are training. The team then arrives to the department store, seeing that there is a long line of people waiting to also get the baumkuchen. As Lee was ready to get the last voucher for the baumkuchen, Naruto suddenly appears wanting the bumkuchen as well. Seeing as both Lee and Naruto want the voucher, they settle who gets the voucher with a race. As Lee begins the race with Naruto, Tenten and Neji watch as Lee uses various fake ninjutsu to distract Naruto, which Tenten stressfully continues to point out that it is not really real ninjutsu. As Lee was about give up, he unleashes a "genjutsu", which Tenten and Neji were involved. After the skit, Tenten argues as to why they are doing this. Lee answers saying that he wanted to bring Naruto to tears. Tenten doubts that Naruto would fall for this trick, however, Naruto is seen crying after watching the skit, which shocks both Tenten and Neji. Naruto then gives the voucher to Lee and leaves. As the team prepare to get the voucher they found out that the baumkuchen was sold out, which causes Tenten to blame Lee.

Episode 2

Love is a Part of the Springtime of Youth

Lnt 48

Tenten in LNT 48.

After getting his heart broken by Sakura, Lee visits his team-mates Neji and Tenten. Tenten then comments on how Lee is a prime example of how guys don't understand women. Lee then asked for advice from the two. Neji answers to Lee by saying that he should act cool but Tenten doesn't understand Lee's definition of cool. Lee then asks for Tenten's advice but she finds it hard to explain. Lee solves the problem by setting up a skit to help her. After Tenten describes the perfect man, Lee takes her advice on how to be cool and runs off to Sakura. Naruto then arrives to warn Neji and Tenten that missing-nin have infiltrated the village. Tenten then asked Naruto to what his definition of a "cool guy." Naruto answers by saying that it is "someone who treats people to ramen," which makes Tenten regrets asking. Naruto then gives a real answer and says that it is "someone of protects those who are important to them," which surprises Tenten and Neji.

Tenten horrified

Tenten horrified at Lee's failed attempts.

Tenten finds Lee to warn him about the missing-nin but Lee focuses more on Sakura. Tenten then watches on the sidelines as Lee takes her advice. However, Lee's attempts end in failure which horrifies Tenten. Tenten tries to cheer him up but causes him to feel more depressed. Neji then appears to remind Lee and Tenten of the missing-nin. After hearing that the missing-nin were in Sakura's direction, Lee runs to save Sakura.

Later, Tenten takes a walk but confronts Lee with a bruised face. After hearing what happened, Tenten tries to cheer him up by telling him that she thinks he's cool by trying to protect Sakura. Lee becomes teary which freaks out Tenten and causes her to punch him. She then apologizes afterwards.

Love Makes Both Sides Crazy

In this part of the episode, Tenten is with her team-mates. Lee tries to figure out how he can get Sakura to like him. Tenten advices him to try a more simple approach like giving her a love letter. Lee then takes this advice.

Later, Tenten hears that both Lee and Naruto gave Sakura a letter and ended up destroying them. Tenten then wonders if that incident destroyed their friendship. Neji answers saying that it was the opposite and that both are now working together to create a single letter for Sakura.

Trivia

References

  1. Chapter 6, pages 6 - 7
  2. Chapter 15, page 7
  3. Chapter 15, page 8
  4. Chapter 2, page 11
  5. Chapter 1, page 8

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