i think he met yamato, yamato is regular anbu, that why he worked with kakashi before
technically sai is anbu yes. but we dont view him as anbu.
root is a type of anbu lead by advisers like danzou or who ever. while anbu is lead by the hokage. technically they are on the same level and both are types of anbu.
hopefully that helps
What chakra type are you?
Ye, I was also wondering how is it that most of the Anbu guys looked and fought pretty weak( like in Chuunin exams ), plus there is the official ranking in which they are right below hokage lvl so thats weird, I guess Yamato is the best Anbu Konoha has so far and thats not a good thing cuz Konoha needs more than one solid Anbu.
Maybe there is more complicated shinobi ,factory´ system in which you have ordinary shinobi school, then there is Anbu and its branch Root. Each of these, lets just say organizations, are producing theyre own ninja generation. Naruto and co came from the original shinbi school, Sai is from Root and there is Yamato whos from Anbu.
What am I suggesting is that maybe the ranking system is not quite about strenght but merely a formality in which only those from the original shinobi school must go threw rank - Genin, Chuunin and Jounin. Basically this means that Anbu recruits are going to automaticaly have Anbu rank after theyre training. Root is kinda special cuz they dont receive any rank, they are just part of Root. Plus I think that tose from shinbi school after being ranked as Chuunin can receive an offer to become Anbu member just like Kakashi did.Hokage is the top rank so only the best out of all these organizations are possible candidats, remember Tsunade mentioned that once Danzou fought over the seat of Hokage whit the Third and even Oro was just one of the candidates the other time there was need of new Hokage.
- Thats my theory, so what do you think
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sounds reasoniable enough
I thought that ANBU were chosen by the superiors for their special abilities, out of the jounin group.
Anyways, they are not to be taken lightly, even though they were made out to be as soft as a ball sac in the recent fillers. Not even just the fillers I guess, there was the time Kabuto killed a bunch and disguised himself as one to escape Kakashi when he was going to abduct Sasuke :p
Maybe part of the reason they look so tough is because they are the closest group of people in the manga that actually resembles a ninja. They are stealthy, fast, hidden with mask and they are just simply mysterious.
Yea I hope they are actually talented as hell. I just think they haven't really had a decent opportunity to show off their abilities.
Don't mean to interrupt the bickering, however from what I understand, ANBU is just a special class of jounin. They are like undercover officers in comparison to a regular jounin who would be considered a uniformed cop; same level slightly different function.