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    Why Does Kakashi Wear A Mask Always?

    One of the main characters well loved by fans of ‘Naruto’ is Kakashi Hatake. If you are into anime, you might have definitely heard about ‘Naruto’ at some point in your life. The anime series was created by Masashi Kishimoto and has spanned over twenty years.

    In the series, Kakashi is notorious for wearing mask over his face always. No, before you come up with, “Oh, it’s because of COVID”, no, just no! This series, has been in this world forever, and he definitely is not a character who takes care of his health before hand. So, why does he wear mask then?

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    How Does Kakashi Look Under The Mask?

    Kakashi Hatake

    Kakashi Hatake is the mentor and trainer to the title character, Naruto Uzumaki, who learns his ninja skills alongside fellow Team 7 members, Sasuke and Sakura. Together, these four characters dominate the world of Naruto, although no one quite as much as Kakashi and his mask.

    Kakashi’s reveal didn’t happen within the canon of the original series. It happened in a filler episode of ‘Naruto Shippuden‘ after over 500 episodes of ‘Naruto‘ and its spinoffs. Turns out, he looks like a pretty normal guy, except for a small mole on his chin. Many found this reveal to be pretty uneventful with such a big build-up.

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    What Is The Reason Behind Kakashi’s Notorious Mask?

    Kakashi Hatake

    In a ‘Naruto‘ spinoff, ‘Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals‘, it’s revealed that Kakashi wears a mask because he doesn’t want anyone to see him get a nosebleed. While there’s nothing in the canon of ‘Naruto‘ insinuating that Kakashi gets a lot of nosebleeds, there is a popular anime trope.

    According to Sora News, nosebleeds are actually a sign of arousal or excitement, oftentimes sexual. This is apparently comes from the fact that when someone is aroused, their blood pressure rises. We all know that Kakashi is into reading a lot of erotica novels and book series, it’s understandable why he wears the mask.

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    Trisha Gayathri G
    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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