"Give it back," you lament. "I've had enough," you wail. You think I care? That is fate! This terrible, brittle, puny story is the real thing!
"The more confident you are the stronger the strike. I had to cut him down anyway…"
Basic Information: Name: Chōjūrō (長十郎, Chōjūrō) Nickname(s): Only member of the Seven Swordsman Gender: Male Age: 20 Clan: - (Seven Swordsman of the Mist)
Appearance: Chōjūrō has short, tufty blue hair, and dark eyes. He also has pointed, shark-like teeth; a trait that all known members of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist as well as apprentices share. He wears square, black-rimmed glasses connected to ear protectors, a blue pin-striped shirt and camouflage pattern pants. Also, he wears his forehead protector on the front of his holster which he uses to carry Hiramekarei. The sword itself is wrapped in bandages leaving only the double hilt visible. He also has shuriken holsters strapped onto each of his legs. During the Fourth Shinobi World War, he still wears the same outfit but changed his forehead protector to that of the alliance's.
Personality: Despite his membership in the elite Seven Swordsmen group, he is a shy individual and seems to lack confidence in his abilities. He also admires the Fifth Mizukage greatly, as he commented inwardly on wanting to protect her "beautiful smile". By the time of the Fourth Shinobi World War, Mei has noted that he has become a lot more confident in himself as seen when he cut down Black Zetsu without reservation and then declares to the Fifth that as a member of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist, he would guard the area with his life.
Village Information: Village of Birth: Kirigakure Village of Alliance: Kirigakure
Background History: Five Kage Summit Arc
Chōjūrō and Ao were chosen to escort the Fifth Mizukage to the Kage Summit. During their trip to the Land of Iron, Chōjūrō was frequently embarrassed by the Mizukage's concern over him, which earned him scolding from Ao. Once they finally arrived and the meeting began, Ao and Chōjūrō rushed to her defence during the Fourth Raikage's outburst and later White Zetsu's appearance at the Summit.
When Sasuke Uchiha infiltrated the conference hall, Chōjūrō activated Hiramekarei and formed it into a hammer which he used to knock Sasuke into a sealed off, adjacent hall where the Mizukage could fight him alone. Although Sasuke was able to escape, his actions convinced the Kage to begin working together. When Tobi appeared and told the attendees of his Eye of the Moon Plan, Chōjūrō silently listened on and later after the masked man had left, as a sign of good faith, Chōjūrō told those in attendance about Kisame Hoshigaki and his Samehada but was cut off by Ōnoki who stated that they were already aware of this information.
After leaving the Summit with Mei, they followed Ao, who was tracking Danzō and his delegation. When they finally caught up with Ao, the Mizukage was able to stop Ao from seemingly beheading himself. She realised that he was under enemy control, and requested to use Hiramekarei to force him out. Fū insulted her upon learning that she knew he wasn't really Ao, and she quickly punched Ao before realising that the opponent had already released the technique. Later, when they return to Kirigakure they are informed that the daimyō had approved the formation of the Shinobi Alliance.
Shinobi World War Arc
Chōjūrō attended the last meeting that was held by the Alliance in order to fully prepare for the upcoming war. The Mizukage told him to contact Ao in the Sensor Division and tell him that they needed to hurry. Chōjūrō later joined Mei in guarding the various daimyō during war. When Black Zetsu located the daimyō, he, Genma Shiranui, and Raidō Namiashi alongside the other members confronted the Akatsuki member.
As the battle between the two sides waged on throughout the night, one of Naruto Uzumaki's shadow clones arrived to help in the battle. During the fight one Black Zetsu's branches caught Naruto's foot, causing his Rasenshuriken attack to miss. Chōjūrō used that opportunity to attack from behind with his Hiramekarei. Forming it into a longsword, he cuts through Black Zetsu, and stated that the more confident he was, the stronger his strike. He then pinned Black Zetsu to the ground with the tip of his sword and told Mei — who was being called away — to deal with the reincarnated Madara Uchiha and that as one of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist he would defend that point with his life.
Despite his demeanor, Chōjūrō is a ninja with such skill to be chosen as one of the Mizukage's bodyguards for the Five Kage Summit meeting. His skills in swordsmanship has also earned him a spot in the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. These facts alone would suggest that Chōjūrō is quite powerful.
As a sword user, Chōjūrō wields a dual-handled sword called Hiramekarei, that is linked together at the handles by a chain. When released from its bandages, it releases chakra that can be shaped into weapons. He was only shown to have created an enormous hammer, and a massive sword in an instant after storing a large amount of chakra in the blade.
Chōjūrō is shown to be strong enough to wield Hiramekarei in its hammer form and is capable of sending an opponent flying a considerable distance even if they have a strong defence, like Susanoo.
Chakra cost: 20
Damage points: N/A
Description: Chōjūrō unleashes his sword Hiramekarei, shaping chakra around it to form a giant hammer. This causes the bandages that are wrapped around the sword to unravel.
Note: Can only be used by Chōjūrō.
Chakra cost: 30
Damage points: 60
Description: After releasing chakra from Hiramekarei, Choujuro will shape the chakra around the sword into a large hammer which he then slams onto the target. The strength of the smash is strong enough to even blast an incomplete Sussanoo backwards. By releasing chakra from the holes at the top of the sword, the speed and strength of hammer is increased.
Note: Can only be used by Choujuro and Mangetsu
Chakra cost: 40
Damage points: 80
Description: After storing a large amount of chakra into Hiramekarei, Choujuro will release it all in an instant, creating an extremely long and wide sword which he then uses for a powerful slash. The slash is strong enough to cut opponents and jutsu's completely in half even while they're over 8 meters away.
Note: Can only be used by Choujuro and Mangetsu.
Note: Can only be used three times per battle
Although not shown, it's been rumored Chōjūrō has a strong affinity towards the lightning element. He's capable of performing all lightning based techniques within a shorter period of time.
Mizukage's Beautiful Smile:
Chōjūrō strives to protect the Mizukage's beautiful smile, and by doing so has a great love for Kirigakure. If it's for the Mizukage, he won't go down so easily in a fight.
Like a few other people in Kirigakure, Chōjūrō has also signed the animal contract bearing Buzzards. He bears a tattoo along his left shoulder, but is generally covered up by his shirt. The tattoo itself is a strange mark in a teal colour, representing his allegiance to the Buzzard contract.