before I start with the thread really, I make some things clear (because at least at the beginning people usually read *grins* :P)
First: I did use the search and found some veeery old threads, so make a new one cause bumping bad there *nods*
And since it's about Anbu'Questions some things which I noticed when reading through these old threads:
- Please do not start discussions about "If the purple'haired Anbu is 'Rin' (from Kakashi'Gaiden)" or "If the same Anbu and Hayate were a couple".
I do mention that because when I read through old threads I noticed that nearly all of them ended in exactly these discussions and the topic 'Anbu' was no more important there. *nods*
And one last thing: My questions are regarding the 'normal' Anbus, so not the part within it where Sai came from ("Roots") cause this seems quite different from other Anbus...
So now I come to the thread itself, hehe.
During watching the episodes I came up with a few questions I could not answer somehow about the Anbus - I guess cause they're just a sidepart of the Anime.
So maybe someone has nice ideas or even answers - I'm kinda new to this so may miss some info'places about these things.
Anbu's "normal" life...
- I wonder alot how the Anbus are in their freetime. I mean: You always see them hiding behind masks, so how much are they 'really' known when they have freetime.
Are they like most normal shinobis who meet old (none'Anbu) friends and do fun'stuff, or are they kinda totally trained on being Anbu so they broke up everything but being an Anbu and so hardly have contact to others "None'Anbus"...
- Compared to this I wonder alot how much are they even 'allowed' to show "I'm an Anbu".
Like: Are they allowed to wear their Anbu'clothes "without" the mask?
Example: Hayate (Examiner of the Preliminary'Matches of the Chuunin'Exam) seemed to be in the Anbu, but at the Exam he wore the normal Chuunin'clothes, so they're not allowed to wear normal Anbu'clothes without the mask when showing themselves to others?
("Wear all or nothing of Anbu'clothes")
- Another thing here are as well the names:
Why are some allowed to use their normal names and some others are not?
Example here again Hayate who used his normal name as it seems, but "Tenzou" who has to call himself "Yamato" infront of others (Kakashi only knows cause he was in Anbu a while, too...)
So I wonder alot are they like some people of some spy'movies where they are forced to live a double'life (show noone you're Anbu when you're not on mission) or are they somehow totally seperated in their life as Anbu and as normal person...
Or if they're just normal like normal shinobies in their freetime and have their friend under none'Anbus as well they spend time together then.
I know a good answer about this I guess is "Itachi was Anbu and he acted all normal"... well yes but you only saw him around hiw own family and his other anbu'comrades, so you actually hardly saw anything about how he was to other none'anbus besides family.
I do know as well that most things can only be answered by own opinions, since Anbu are just a sidepart in the story, but I'm curious anyways what it could be in their normal freetime.
E.g. the one person you saw without mask yet (the Anbu with the long purple hair; yeees my name'memory is bad, heh) you only saw 'normal' in the Funeral of the 3rd Hokage yet, but don't kno wif that tells everything already... so you never see her just 'walking in the streets' or so