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Character Group
Name: ANBU
Type: Elite ninja organization
Fandom: Naruto, Boruto
Members: Uchiha Shisui (deceased)
Uchiha Itachi (formerly)
Hatake Kakashi (anime only)
Related: Akatsuki, BAMF
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In the manga Naruto, ANBU (暗部), which stands for Ansatsu Senjutsu Tokushu Butai (暗殺戦術特殊部隊) are an elite force (the black ops) who take on special high-level missions. ANBU members typically wear nondescript uniforms and full-face masks, and are exclusively referred to by code names. Within Konohagakure's Anbu is an even more clandestine subdivision known as Root.

  • ANBU are a frequent source of inspiration for fanfiction writers and fanartists, as placing a character in ANBU makes for good darkfic, angst, mission sex, anonymous sex, or identity porn. Many people also find the ANBU uniform sexier than the standard gear the ninja wear, which can lead to uniform kink stories. Fanfic may deal with characters who were canonically ANBU, there are also stories about characters who are revealed to have been secretly ANBU all along. The younger characters may be promoted to ANBU as soon as they are old enough.

Example Fanworks







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