Kisame Goshigaki (干 柿鬼鮫) is a missing-nin from Kirigakure. He gets along considerably better with Itachi than most Akatsuki members do with their own partners, immediately doing as Itachi asks of him and always looking out for Itachi's well-being. His former country, now seeks him out for plotting to overthrow its government and being involved in numerous assassinations. When he was still loyal to Kirigakure, he was one of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist (霧の忍刀七人衆,Kiri no Shinobigatana Shichinin Shū). Like other characters who have trained to be one of the Seven Swordsmen, Kisame enjoys mutilating his opponents.