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The Akatsukinosora (暁の空 lit. Dawning Sky), is an organization of both S Class Missing Ninja and Rouge Ninja comprised by Shikyo Fushiawase, inspiredby the original Akatsuki. Although he was slowly building it up over many years, he first named it and surfaced it sometime after the Fourth Great Shinobi World War.
AkatsukiEditThe original Akatsuki, which Shiky oconsiders to be the predicesor of the Akatsukinosora, was comprised during the Third Great Shinobi World Warin Amegakure, and consisted soulely of Shinobi from that undesirable hidden village, whom desired to bring peace to their own country, which served as a large scale battleground for the Five Great Shinobi Countries. Yahiko insisted that his and the rest of Akatsuki's actions were meant only to aid Nagato in bringing world peace, though Konan claimed that it was Yahiko's charisma that held the group together and spurred them on. Obito alleges that it was his encouragement which lead to Yahiko forming the organisation, and thus credits himself as the group's creator. Though he only met Yahiko once, the youth wary of the masked man and not believing his claim to be Madara Uchiha, Obito left an impression on Nagato while promising to wait for him and his friend when they decide to seek his council.
In its early days, Akatsuki gained fame and recognition in Amegakure, drawing the attention of Hanzō of the Salamander — a world-renowned ninja and then leader of the country. Believing that the group was becoming a threat to his rule, a notion Danzō Shimura encouraged by making Hanzō believe Akatsuki was plotting to overthrow him, Hanzō approached the organisation and falsely claimed that he wanted to use them as the axis to negotiate peace between Konohagakure, Iwagakure, and Sunagakure. However, Hanzō betrayed Akatsuki and, working together with Danzō Shimura of Konohagakure's ANBU, kidnapped Konan and orchestrated Yahiko's death. After synchronising with the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path and attempting to exact revenge on Yahiko's killers, using his friend's corpse as a vessel and going by the name Pain, Nagato became the new leader of the Akatsuki and took control of Amegakure after the resulting civil war.
Following the Third Shinobi World War, Akatsuki became a mercenary group for hire and Nagato presumably began taking direction from Obito, who acted as the organisation's collaborator and benefactor. In times of peace most of the ninja villages, rather than increasing their own armaments, employed Akatsuki to fight in wars, spy on enemies, or carry out assassinations. The Fourth Raikage claims that only Kumogakure has never used Akatsuki's services, and during this time it became widely believed that Akatsuki was founded and based in Kirigakure, perhaps due to Tobi's influence over the Fourth Mizukage. Eventually, Akatsuki would begin capturing the tailed beasts, in the process antagonising many of its former clients.
Events relating to Akatsuki before the start of Part II have only been given in fragments. Sasori and Orochimaru were partners for a time and were apparently very effective. Kakuzu had a number of partners that he killed in fits of rage. For this reason he was partnered with Hidan, who was immortal, shortly before the start of Part II. Itachi Uchiha apparently joined before carrying out the Uchiha clan massacre for which he defected from Konohagakure, though his membership seems to have come with the stipulation that Akatsuki could make no direct movements against Konoha. When Itachi joined, Orochimaru attempted to steal his body in order to gain the Sharingan. This failed and he was forced to defect. Deidara was recruited to replace Orochimaru as Sasori's partner, but because Orochimaru took his Akatsuki ring with him he could not also replace Orochimaru's position. Akatsuki also captured two tailed beasts before Part II, which in the anime are indicated to have been the Five-Tails and the Seven-Tails.
Akatsuki becomes much more active in Part II, with Deidara and Sasori making their move to capture Gaara for the One-Tail. Though they succeed in the extraction, Sasori is killed. Taking advantage of the open membership, having created the identity of Tobi to pose an Akatsuki flunky, Obito replaces Sasori to oversee the group's affairs. Another tailed beast is acquired in between the captures of the One-Tail, and the Two-Tails, but is unknown which beast. Next are the Two-Tails and Three-Tails, though Hidan and Kakuzu are lost during an unrelated scuffle with Konoha ninja. After obtaining the Four-Tails, Deidara dies during his fight with Sasuke Uchiha with Tobi managing to convince Sasuke to work with Akatsuki after Itachi's death. Although five Akatsuki members are lost, Tobi claiming their sacrifices were worth winning Sasuke's loyalty, the organisation takes more drastic measures to make up for diminished numbers.
In the anime, Nagato goes to capture the Six-Tails (the beast having been caught at some earlier point in the manga). He and Konan are then sent to Konoha to capture the Nine-Tails. Konoha is destroyed, but they fail in their assignment; Nagato dying and Konan leaving the organisation. At the same time, Sasuke and his team are tasked with capturing the Eight-Tails, but they too fail to complete their assignment. Akatsuki's actions finally provoke a response from the ninja villages, who hold a Kage Summit to discuss what should be done. Tobi, wishing to accelerate his machinations, infiltrates the meeting and declares war against the Five Great Shinobi Countries and the Land of Iron, promising to use the seven tailed beasts Akatsuki has already captured as weapons. The villages and their associated countries form the Allied Shinobi Forces to combat Akatsuki, beginning the Fourth Shinobi World War.In preparation for the war, Kisame Hoshigaki infiltrates Kumogakure to gather intelligence on the Shinobi Alliance, as well as to learn the location of the two remaining tailed beasts. He dies in the process, but not before sending what he has learned to Obito. Obito, meanwhile, goes to Amegakure to retrieve Nagato's body and the Rinnegan, as well as to kill Konan for her defection. Kabuto Yakushi, a new ally of the organisation, then captures Yamato, allowing him to strengthen an army of 100,000 White Zetsu Obito amassed. After Kabuto utilises Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation to supplement Akatsuki's forces with ninja famous during their lives, Akatsuki marches off for war.
Eventually, all revived members of Akatsuki are returned to the afterlife, and most of the White Zetsu, including the one who was tasked to watch over Sasuke, have been wiped out, and Sasuke ultimately betrays Akatsuki to ally himself and Taka with the Alliance. However, a reincarnated Madara forces a redeemed Obito to use the Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Technique to fully revive him, and then Black Zetsu betrays Madara and reveals that he set up Akatsuki and everything else pertaining to the war since Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki's era, all for the sake of reviving his "mother", Kaguya Ōtsutsuki who would used a shocked Madara's body as a medium for her revival. Black Zetsu is the last active member of Akatsuki, though the organisation itself has long since served its purpose and became defunct.
Although it went largely unoticed for many years, Shikyo Fushiawase was gradually building up the Akatsukinosora for many years, even during the original run of the original Akatsuki, and during the Fourth Great Shinobi World War. By the time the war ended he had many factions of the organization in every one of the Five Great Shinobi Nations, a well as many other smaller nations and random Shinobi and non Shinobi Villages all over the world, with their main base being at a remote location, in a random cave which isn't owned by any country or village, and thus they could hideout and scheme their without raising the slighest bit of suspicion.
Under Yahiko's leadership, the group was meant to put an end to the wars that would take place in Amegakure and bring about peace. When he was younger, Yahiko also noted that he disliked the fact that it always rained in his country, as if all the country did was weep and he wanted to change that. This may be where the name of the organisation literally meaning "daybreak" comes from. He also noted that the organisation was meant to act as a support unit for Nagato, whom he believed would bring peace to the world.
After Yahiko's death and Nagato's transition to Pain, Akatsuki's goals shifted to that of world domination. Nagato has mentioned a three-step process to work their way towards this goal. First, they plan to obtain a large amount of money to support their organisation. Second, they plan to set up a mercenary group loyal only to Akatsuki. To build their reputation, they plan to accept any mission below the usual cost and operate off of the excess funds earned in the first part of their plan. Because there haven't been any wars in some time, many of the more powerful and well known shinobi villages couldn't afford to accomplish such missions as such low prices, leading the smaller countries to hire Akatsuki over the more expensive shinobi villages. By using the tailed beasts, Akatsuki would start wars and then immediately quell them, solidifying their reputation and convincing every country to depend on them, thus cornering the market in shinobi labour. Without any business, the other shinobi villages would collapse due to the lack of funds. Finally, after Akatsuki is the only major force of shinobi in existence, they can easily conquer the other countries. Members do not automatically learn of the plan upon joining; Hidan didn't find out about it until he had been a member for quite some time. Over the course of the series, Akatsuki sealed seven of the nine beasts before the start of the Fourth Shinobi World War.
However, Nagato's true intention for this plan did not involve Akatsuki conquering the other nations, but rather using the power of the tailed beast as a means to frighten the world into no longer fighting. By harnessing the tailed beasts' chakra to create a powerful kinjutsu, Akatsuki could immediately crush one side of a war and frighten the other side from continuing the fight. This is until they eventually forget this fear and the inevitability of war leads to the fighting to continue, where the kinjutsu would be used again. Thus the cycle would repeat, creating small periods of peace in an endless chain of hatred.
After becoming Madara's successor, Obito Uchiha manipulated Nagato into becoming his pawn in the collection of the nine tailed beasts. As per Madara's plan, instead of using the power of the tailed beast to start and end wars, he would use them and the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path to recreate the Ten-Tails and become its jinchūriki. Doing this he would be able to cast the Infinite Tsukuyomi off the moon, trapping the entire world under his genjutsu and granting him the power to create the world he wanted. Of the original Akatsuki members, only Kisame Hoshigaki and Zetsu were aware of this true plan.
Black Zetsu's Hidden AgendaEdit
Despite Obito's claim of how he manipulated Yahiko into creating Akatsuki for the sake of achieving his version of world peace, in truth the entire organisation's creation was orchestrated by Black Zetsu, who has been born from Kaguya Ōtsutsuki's will many centuries, if not millennia, ago. Akatsuki's existence is nothing more than one component for Black Zetsu's plot in leading to a worldwide war and the reunion of the nine tailed beasts, as well as the chakra of every living being on the planet, so as to recreate the Ten-Tails, which is Kaguya's sealed away body.
Aisde from their group goals, the Akatsuki each had goals individually, which was their purpose for joining in the first place, even if they disagreed with the Akatsuki's group goals.
Itachi Uchiha's GoalsEdit
Kisame Hoshigaki's GoalsEdit
Under Shikyo FushiawaseEdit
Under Seishin HyugaEdit
Seishin Hyuga's GoalsEdit
Disuke Uchiha's GoalsEdit
Fukanouji Mizuakari's GoalsEdit
Shun Mizuakari's GoalsEdit
Kensei Koshiharu's GoalsEdit
Naru Osaka's GoalsEdit
Osho Fusaku's GoalsEdit
Tokiume Mato's GoalsEdit
Nobunaga Haven's GoalsEdit
Kaguya Kushi's GoalsEdit
Akatsuki members have a very distinctive wardrobe, which could give them away if a village is alerted of their presence. Members wear long, dark cloaks with red clouds, a red interior, and a chin-high collar. Tobi and the members of Taka wear a similarly marked hooded mantle. The red clouds represent the rain of blood that fell in Amegakure during its wars, and were seen as a symbol of justice by its original members. All members wear black nail polish on their fingers and toenails, although the colours vary in the anime, and may wear a conical straw hat with small ornamental torques and tassels hanging down over their faces. The hats may be used to move around in the general population unnoticed, or for when the weather requires one. Some members cross out the symbol on their forehead protectors to symbolise the broken ties with their former villages, a practice originating with Nagato and his rival faction in Amegakure's civil war. Others members simply cease wearing them altogether, for several reasons. Everyone also wears a ring with a kanji on different fingers depending on who the member is.
After the original members of Akatsuki (Konan and Nagato) are dead, Tobi seems to have changed the garb to his own preference after revealing his new mask and outfit-which are robes without the red clouds. This highly imitated the original Akatsuki wardrobe.
Akatsuki Rings and Ring PositionsEdit
What seems to be most important, however, are their rings. In total, there are ten rings given to each of the ten main members of Akatsuki. The rings apparently signify one's membership and ring position, since when Orochimaru defected, he took his ring with him and as such wasn't replaced. The rings' exact purpose have not been revealed.
The various rings:
- Right thumb: "zero" (零, rei); worn by Pain. Its colour is purplish-grey.
- Right index finger: "blue", "green" (青, ao, shō); worn by Deidara. Its colour is teal.
- Right middle finger: "white" (白, bya); worn by Konan. Its colour is white.
- Right ring finger: "vermilion", "scarlet" (朱, shu); worn by Itachi Uchiha. Its colour is red.
- Right little finger: "sign of the boar" (亥, gai); worn by Zetsu. Its colour is green.
- Left little finger: "sky", "void" (空, kū); worn by Orochimaru. Its colour is slate blue.
- Left ring finger: "south" (南, nan); worn by Kisame Hoshigaki. Its colour is yellow.
- Left middle finger: "north" (北, hoku); worn by Kakuzu. Its colour is dark green.
- Left index finger: "three" (三, san); worn by Hidan. Its colour is orange.
- Left thumb: "jewel", "ball", also the black king in shogi (玉, gyoku); worn by Sasori and later by Tobi. Its colour is purple.
Eight of the ten kanji of the rings are taken from a kuji-in (Nine Syllable Seals): a collection of nine hand postures used in meditation. These kuji-in have found their way into ninja folklore as a kind of magic spells. Pain's "rei" and Zetsu's "gai" are not from this kuji-in. However, the only unused kuji-in kanji, 玄 (gen, "mysterious") bears a strong resemblance to Zetsu's "gai", suggesting an error. It would be a consistent error, however, since the "gai" kanji has been used in every instance the ring's kanji has been shown, both in the manga and the data books.
In Part II, Taka aligns themselves with Akatsuki. They wear hooded Akatsuki mantles over their usual clothing, but do not wear any other markers of the organisation, signifying that their alliance is only one of convenience. Sasuke claimed that he was only using Akatsuki, and attempted to sever connections with them when they thought Killer B was captured. In turn, Tobi threatened to kill them for any attempts of betrayal.
The wardrobe of the Akatsukinosora remains largely the same as the original Akatsuki, with minor changes. Instead of one ring, each member has has twelve rings, for the twelve signs of the Chinese Zodiac. They have their forehead protectors with the slashes through them, (the Akatsukinosora has an X slash instead of one slash), and the cloak is pure red with black lightning bolts, isntead of pure black with red clouds. Their fingernails are also all painted black, simiarly to how the fingernails of all the original Akatsuki members were painted purple.
Although the Akatsukinosora has members all over the world, the original Akatsuki never had more than 10 members at any given time. Both the Akatsuki and the Akatsukinosora had a team system which dictated that, no matter the circimstances, there was a required team of at least two members or more at a time.
|Black Zetsu||Deceased||None||None||White Zetsu|
|Deidara||Deceased||Iwagakure||Land of Earth||Sasori|
|Hidan||Incapacitated||Yugakure||Land of Hot Water||Kakuzu|
|Itachi Uchiha||Deceased||Konohagakure||Land of Fire||Kisame Hoshigaki|
|Kisame Hoshigaki||Deceased||Kirigakure||Land of Water||Itachi Uchiha|
Land of Rain/
Land of Water
Land of Rain/
Land of Water
|Obito Uchiha||Defected||Konohagakure||Land of Fire||None|
|Orochimaru||Defected||Konohagakure||Land of Fire||Sasori|
|Sasori||Deceased||Sunagakure||Land of Wind||
Land of Rain/
Land of Water
|White Zetsu||Deceased||None||None||Black Zetsu|
- Amegakure (Village run by Pain, association ended following Pain's death and Konan's defection)
- Yūra (Sasori's underling, deceased)
- Mukade (Sasori's underling, deceased)
- Funari (Kakuzu's subordinate, presumed deceased)
- Ginji (Kakuzu's banker, status unknown)
- Kyōya (Kakuzu's accountant, status unknown)
- Zangei (Bounty collector, captured)
- Taka (Affiliated group, defected)
- Kabuto Yakushi (Sasori's spy, defected to Orochimaru; allied with Akatsuki; provides additional fighters to the organisation during the war, defected)
- Madara Uchiha (Creator of Eye of the Moon Plan, revived during Fourth Shinobi World War to aid in the fulfilment of the Eye of the Moon Plan, deceased)
- Guruguru (Zetsu's clone, helped in the Fourth Shinobi World War at the latter half)
Akatsuki teams are put together in teams of two to exploit combined strengths for the organisation's goals to be met. The duos assembled usually share a distinct commonality, like Hidan's and Kakuzu's immortality, Deidara's and Sasori's artistic approach to ninjutsu, as well as Itachi's and Kisame’s killing of their comrades under orders.
Hidan and Kakuzu:
Itachi Uchiha and Kisame Hoshigaki:
Pain/Nagato and Konan:
White Zetsu and Black Zetsu:
Orochimaru and Sasori:
Dediara and Sasori:
Dediara and Tobi:
|Shikyo Fushiawase||Active||Konohagakure||Land of Fire||Seishin Hyuga|
|Seishin Hyuga||Active||Konohagakure||Land of Fire||Shikyo Fushiawase|
|Disuke Uchiha||Active||Konohagakure||Land of Fire||Nobunaga Haven|
|Fukanouji Mizuakari||Active||Konohagakure||Land of Fire||Shun Mizuakari|
|Shun Mizuakari||Active||Konohagakure||Land of Fire||Fukanouji Mizuakari|
|Kensei Koshiharu||Active||Iwagakure||Land of Earth||Kaguya Kushi|
|Kaguya Kushi||Active||Kumogakure||Land of Lightning||Kensei Koshiharu|
|Naru Osaka||Active||Kumogakure||Land of Lightning||Osho Fusaku|
|Osho Fusaku||Active||Kumogakure||Land of Lightning||Naru Osaka|
|Tokiume Mato||Active||Iwagakure||Land of Earth||Takeshi Ushimoto|
|Nobunaga Haven||Acitve||Iwagakure||Land of Earth||Disuke Uchiha|
- Momose Steph: Momose Steph is an Akatsukinosora Affiliate, who is directly connected to Fukanouji Mizuakari and Shun Mizuakari, from Konohagakure and the Land of Fire. Although currently at a Chunin level roughly, she's in training so that she can one day become an actual Akatsukinosora member, just like her idol, Fukanouji Mizuakari.
- Takao Hyuga: Takao Hyuga is an 8 year old Akatsukinosora secret affiliate due her being the daughter of the two leaders, Seishin Hyuga and Shikyo Fushiawase; she still possesses a Genin's level of power, and as such does not go on any official missionsn as of yet.
Shikyo Fushiawase and Seishin Hyuga:
Fukanouji Mizuakari and Shun Mizuakari:
Kensei Koshiharu and Kaguya Kushi:
Tokiume Mato and Takeshi Ushimoto:
Osho Fusaku and Naru Osaka:
Disuke Uchiha and Nobunaga Haven: