Samui is a jonin-class female ninja from the Kumogakure and the leader of Team Samui. She's in charge of the exuberant Karui and overly pessimistic, Omoi.
Samui (サムイ, Samui) is a supporting character of the Naruto series that was created by Masashi Kishimoto, It first began serialization in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in November 1999. She was later introduced during the Invasion of Pain story arc that began in Volume 44.
She first appeared in Naruto Volume 45, CH. 417 "Raikage On the Move!!",
" You two. If you're a ninja, act cooler. "
Samui - "Naruto" Vol. 45 Ch. 417
Samui's name comes from the word 寒い (samui), which means "cold". This is apparently a reflection upon her stoic personality.
Major Story Arcs
Invasion of Pain Arc
Team Samui was summoned to the office of Ei Yotsuki, the Raikage, due to Killer Bee being abducted by Sasuke Uchiha of the Akatsuki. They were being sent to the Leaf Village to gather all information on Sasuke and to announce the summit of the Kages in the Land of Iron.
Five Kage Summit Arc
Samui's team arrived at the leaf Village just prior to the invasion of Pain, that destroyed much of the village. With Tsunade, the Fifth Hokage, in a coma, the letter was then given to Danzo Shimura, who granted their requests. As the data was being gathered for them, Samui toured the devastation of the village. She fond the people in oddly high spirits as they talked about their savior, Naruto Uzumaki.
Samui found Naruto with her team, and he seemed to have been beaten. Karui denied any involvement, but they had learned from Naruto that the Akatsuki take their victims alive. They wanted to go to Bee's rescue, but she pointed out that they had no idea of where to start looking. Later, Naruto tried asking for a meeting with the Raikage to ask for forgiveness for Sasuke, but Samui refused.
After gathering and copying the records on Sasuke, they left to rendezvous with the Raikage on his way to the Land of Iron. They had no idea that they were tracked and followed by Naruto and his team to make a plea direct plea to the Raikage. She watched as he bowed in the snow. He desperately wished to end the cycle of hatred that could just lead to more death. While admirable, the Raikage refused.
Fourth Shinobi World War Arc
As the shinobi nations untied, the Raikage placed Samui in charge of creating a squad specifically for surprise attacks, and she made her appearance to help Omoi against the revived Kinkaku and Ginkaku. Atsui aided Samui in this fight against these legendary Cloud Ninja criminals, but the brothers used their cursed tools against them. Their own words were used against then with a cruse, and Samui and her brother were then trapped inside the Benihisago. Despite Omoi turning the tables and trapping Ginkaku inside the Benihisago, as well. It was stolen by Tobi before Omoi could find a way to save them.
Powers & Abilities
Samui is a sword fighter who uses the technique called Kenjutsu, a specialty among the ninja from the Cloud Village. Any jutsu techniques she uses has not been revealed.
Weapons & Equipment
Her weapon is a style of Japanese short-sword called a tantō that she holds in the sheath on her back at the waist.
Naruto Shippuden (2007)
The Naruto Shippuden anime series is the second direct adaptation of Masashi Kishimoto's original manga. This series is produced by Studio Pierrot and first began airing in February 15, 2007. Samui's first anime appearance was in Naruto Shippuden Episode 156 "Surpassing the Master", which aired on April 15, 2010. Her character in the Japanese series is voiced by Hikari Yono, and the U.S. dub produced by VIZ Media is done by Gina Bowes.
NARUTO Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals (2012)
The NARUTO Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals (NARUTO-ナルト- SD ロック・リーの青春フルパワー忍伝 , NARUTO Sugoi Doryoku: Rokku Rī no Seishun Furupowā Ninden) anime is a short-comedy adaptation of the of the Naruto spin-off manga series, Rock Lee's Seishun Full Power Ninden. It's produced by Studio Pierrot and first began airing in April 3. 2012. While not a direct adaptation of the spin-off manga, it follows the same theme of chibi-style characters that focuses on Team 9 in wacky adventures and situations that frequently breaks the fourth wall.
Samui's first appearance is in NARUTO Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals Ep. 44 "The Staff Will Eat the Beans Afterwards! / The Raikage Is Under Attack!", which aired on February 5, 2013. Her character in the Japanese series is voiced by Hikari Yono, and the series has not been dubbed in English.
Naruto 5: Blood Prison
There have been several films in the Naruto series produced by Studio Pierrot. Samui's first film appearance in the franchise is in Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison, the eighth movie that was released to Japanese theaters in July 30, 2011. The movie was directed by Masahiko Murata and screenplay by Akira Higashiyama. Samui appears briefly in the beginning of the film. Her character in the Japanese version is voiced by Hikari Yono, and the U.S. dub produced by VIZ Media is done by Gina Bowes.