Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The Funeral Song of Sarutobi, The Third Hokage
The song's name is 宁次之死
The Third Hokage's Bio
The Third Hokage (三代目火影, Sandaime Hokage?) is a former student of the First and Second Hokage. Because of his name, Sarutobi (猿飛), the Second Hokage called him "Monkey" (猿, Saru?). The Third was stated as being the "Strongest Hokage" in the first Naruto Databook. The Third was once called The Professor (プロフェッサー, Purofessā?) due to his vast knowledge of jutsu, purportedly knowing all the jutsu in Konoha. The Third was the sensei of Jiraiya, Orochimaru, and Tsunade and the father of Asuma Sarutobi. He took a special interest in Orochimaru, whose natural talent would have made him a great Hokage. Though the Third wanted to give him this title upon his retirement from the position, Orochimaru's sole interest in the role of Hokage as a way to get power forced him to find an alternative. The Third passed on the title to Minato Namikaze, though was forced to reassume the position after Minato's death. During his second stint as Hokage, the Third discovered that Orochimaru had been kidnapping and experimenting on villagers of Konoha. The Third, unable to bring himself to harm his favorite student, allowed Orochimaru to flee the village. Years later, Orochimaru invades Konoha in an attempt to kill his former master. After struggling with the battle due to his old age the Third uses the Dead Demon Consuming Seal to try to seal away Orochimaru's soul, though the injuries he receives from the battle make it impossible. Doing what little he can and hoping to rectify his mistake of allowing Orochimaru to escape years earlier, the Third seals Orochimaru's arms to ensure that he will never again be able to use jutsu, a punishment for Orochimaru's obsession with power. With the village saved from Orochimaru, the Third dies with a smile on his face, death being the result of performing the sealing.