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Character Profile: Ten Ten

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Name
Ten Ten Ten Ten(テンテン) Ten Ten (Naruto)
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Tenten(alternate spelling) Tenten(alternate spelling)
Alias
   
Race
Human Human
Gender
Female Female
Age
13 years old(born March 9) 13 years old(born March 9)
Hair
Brown Brown
Eyes
Brown Brown
Height
5'1"(source: Shonen Jump's Naruto Anime Profiles) 154.3 cm(source: Shonen Jump's Naruto Anime Profiles)
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5'5"(Shippuden)(source: Shippuden character reference volume 2) 164 cm(Shippuden)(source: Shippuden character reference volume 2)
Weight
93 lbs(source: Shonen Jump's Naruto Anime Profiles) 42.2 kg(source: Shonen Jump's Naruto Anime Profiles)
Status
Genin(entry-level ninja) Genin(entry-level ninja)
Quote
"He's a genius, unlike you"(talking to Lee about Neji)  
Voice
Danielle Judavits Yukari Tamura
Debut
   
Anime
Naruto Naruto
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Naruto Hurricane Chronicles Naruto Shippuuden

Last I checked, this character's cosplay outfit was available at Milanoo, Costume Family, and Xfancy.

Character Description: Ten Ten

Tenten is part of a team made up by Rock Lee and Hyuuga Neji. She has an extreme talent in weapons, able to throw a kunai or shuriken without missing the target. The only time she misses is if she has a break in her concentration.

When she went to the Chuunin Exam, she was beaten by Temari. Since Tenten's ultimate attack is Twin Rising Dragons, a smoke-like attack formed by two scrolls, Temari's huge fan nullified the attack.

She seems to show some feelings for Neji. She always states to Lee that he can never beat the genius Neji and trains with him very often. She not only admires Neji, she also looks up to the 5th Hokage, Tsunade, as like an idol. She works hard to become like her as well.

In the Chunin exams, when they're entering the false room 301, Tenten thinks to herself that Sasuke was cute and funny.

Tenten is a Chinese name, which would typically be spelled as "Ten Ten" in English.

Ages

A Naruto Profiles book states that Tenten and Neji are 13 years old. Kabuto states that Rock Lee is a year older than the Rookie 9, who are all 12 years old at the start of the show, making Rock Lee 13. Now, a Naruto Collector's Guide also says that Rock Lee is a year younger than his teammates, which would seem to make him 12 or them 14, and thus kick up a contradiction. However, this is not necessarily the case.

We do usually talk about ages in years, even though not everyone is exactly one year apart in age. So if someone is 13 years old and someone else is 14 years old, we would typically say that one is a year older than the other, even though they might only be a few months apart in age with the 13 year old having not yet had his or her birthday. This is likely the situation we are seeing here, especially considering the characters birth months: Lee's is December, Neji's is July, and Tenten's is March. Lee is younger than his teammates, but only by months, not an entire year.

It can also be the case that the Naruto Collector's Guide is listing character ages from a year after the show's debut, which would make everyone a year older. Of course, to make things even more confusing, Naruto Anime Profiles, Volume 1: Episodes 1-37 lists Tenten, Neji, and Rock Lee as all being 14 years old, as does the official Naruto website! If you have scans for any of these sources, please contact me.