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    What You Should Know About Jiraiya From ‘Naruto’?

    Jiraiya is one of Konohagakure’s sanin in the anime series, ‘Naruto’. Famed as a hermit and pervert of stupendous ninja skill, he travelled the world in search of knowledge that would help his friends. In the anime he is often depicted as a pervert who seeks the bathhouse to see women so that he could write his novels. Most of his novels are in erotica form, which are gulped eagerly by Kakashi.

    He also trains Naruto, so that he could be a worthy opponent against Orochimaru and Sasuke. The various novels he wrote, and, posthumously, the world in its entirety – knowledge that would be passed on to his godson and final student, Naruto Uzumaki. Read on to know more about the Toad Sage – Jiraiya.

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    Did You Know He Teamed With Orochimaru?


    After Jiraiya graduated from Konoha’s Ninja Academy, he was teamed with Orochimaru and Tsunade under the leadership of Hiruzen Sarutobi. Hiruzen gave them a bell test for the team’s first exercise, during which he repeatedly fell for Hiruzen’s tricks. Since he failed to acquire a bell, he was tied to a stump as punishment.

    Hiruzen encouraged Jiraiya to be more like Orochimaru. However, he countered that his Transparent Escape Technique was a fair testament to his skills. This is because he could spy on bathing women without getting caught.

    Hiruzen offered to accompany him to see if this was true. Jiraiya had a certain interest in Tsunade from their first meeting. When her breasts developed, she became a frequent target of his peeping. She nearly killed him when she caught him on one occasion, forcing him to be more discreet about his interests.

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    Why Did Jiraiya Refuse To Become A Hokage?


    Although Orochimaru had always been his better, someone that Hiruzen pointed to as an example for Jiraiya to live up to, he considered Orochimaru to be one of his closest friends. For this reason, when Orochimaru eventually defected from Konoha, he pursued him.

    He tried to convince him to return. Orochimaru refused and attacked Jiraiya in order to secure his escape. For a time, he tried to find a deeper meaning in Orochimaru’s betrayal, something that, if changed, would bring Orochimaru back. He could ultimately come up with nothing. 

    From that point onward, Jiraiya started following Orochimaru’s movements as well as those of Akatsuki, an organisation which Orochimaru eventually joined. His investigations often took him away from the village, preventing Jiraiya from becoming Fifth Hokage like Hiruzen wanted him to.

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    Trisha Gayathri G
    Trisha Gayathri is an ardent writer and a public speaker. She has a masters in English from Women's Christian College, Chennai. She loves to read and 'Book Thief' is her favourite. She knows everything about music and fandom. Her motto in life is to entertain people and thereby placing her first step into entertainment by writing for the entertainment unit of First Curiosity.

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