Sanin

Philippines
March 25, 2007 12:09pm CST
Whom among the three sanin do you think is the strongest? Jiraiya? Tsunade? or Orochimaru?
26 responses
@joanana (772)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Actually I would have to say that neither of the Sannin are the "strongest" per say. Kishimoto stated that the principle behind the shinobi teams being split into cells of three was based on a Japanese myth and that the Sannin were the true representation of that myth. In the myth there are three animals the slug, the toad, and the snake. Like the animals balanced each other out by playing up weaknesses and strengths so to do the shinobi teams. The snake is stronger than the toad, but weaker than the slug. The slug is stronger than snake, but weaker than than the toad. The toad is stronger than the slug, but weaker than the snake. So if the Sannin are the representation of this, which I believe they are, I don't really see how one of them could be the strongest. :) Indeed the battle between Orochimaru, Tsunade, and Jiraiya confirmed this. That's just my interpretation of it though.
@paulific (189)
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
wow! this is very wonderful information. i must admit i did not know of this myth. thanks joanana. but minus the the animal representation, each of the sanin posseses weaknesses that i think we can compare and contrast, and from there we can tell who will be stronger than the other. so i think among the three, tsunade sama has the edge, although not that much of an edge.
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@danleene (32)
• Philippines
26 Mar 07
I'd go with Jiraiya, but then, he's a TAD too lazy to realize his full potential...
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• Spain
27 Mar 07
I think Jiraiya is the strogest but Orochimaru has showed better techniques at the moment
• Philippines
26 Mar 07
I'll go with Tsunade.... her healing ability is superb...
@paulific (189)
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
yes, i agree with you. tsunade sama has learned a very amazing technique in healing. i saw that episode. she was really great. i thought then she was invincible.
• Philippines
26 Mar 07
I think Orochimaru cause of his techniques and skills...
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@paulific (189)
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
orochimaru may have more techniques than others but he definitely has more weaknesses compared to the two. he will fall.
• Malaysia
26 Mar 07
I prefer Tsunade. She strong and she is medical Ninja.
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• Philippines
11 May 07
i would definitely be Orochimaru... he would be the greatest due to his techniques.... he just became weak cause the third hokage cut the soul of his hands.. but he is not that weak..
• Indonesia
19 May 07
Maybe Jiraiya . I like when He Summon Gamabunta.
• Philippines
19 Dec 07
i think jiraiya is!
@desty_1 (26)
• United States
23 May 07
I think its a three way tie. Jiraiya could beat Tsunade, but not Orochimaru. Tsunade could beat Orochimaru, but not Jiraiya. Orochimaru could beat Jiraiya, but not Tsunade. I think it has to do with their summoned creatures and what they stand for in mythology, Toad vs Slug vs Snake.
• China
11 May 07
well i choose jiraiya!! he is one of my fave characters ^^v eventhough he is perveted --' but i believe his ability is the strongest one between them.. and he is so funny ^^ lol
@nash3181 (128)
• Philippines
11 May 07
They are all strong but I think Orochimaru is still the strongest of the three. He has more jutsu than the two and he has already killed 2 Kages.
@calakarak (154)
• Australia
7 May 07
jiraiya is definately the best
@Zoidz21 (16)
• Puerto Rico
4 Apr 07
It's hard to say since in the anime none of them have really shown off all of there abilities, but I'd have to say it's Jiraiya.
@viachan (40)
• Indonesia
4 Apr 07
I think orochimaru usually bad guy has many ways to maintain strength
• Singapore
3 Apr 07
i think jiraiya, i mean, he has rasengan and the frog summon technique, isnt that more superb than orochimaru's snakes and tsunade's strength?
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
i guess both of the three of them are all strongand have different abilities.
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
i think oro because the other two cannot defeat him. And he managed to kill the third
• Indonesia
2 Apr 07
I think i choose Tsunade that the strongest sannin because she have many "scaries" ability. She have an amazing strength. Moreover she can heal herself and can regenerate her cell body so the injury that she get can recovered faster. In fact orochimaru is very enthusiastic to get Tsunade because her power. But, finally she choose to become fifth hokage...
• United States
31 Mar 07
Jiraiya is probably the most powerful, but I think he just likes to hang back and relax so he never gets too serious. Even when the Sanins fought, he was at 1/4 power or so, because of Tsunade's poison and he was sort of on even against the "strongest" snake summon. So I think Jiraiya could own anyone.
@paulific (189)
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
i think its jiraiya for his agility and for his experience in training previous hokages, though because of his weakness on women, he could fail the other two. that makes tsunade sama gaining edge over him. orochimaru on the other hand may have acquired other skills and jutsu, he would still be weaker compared to tsunade because of his hatred and viciousness.
@owen48 (21)
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
i think orichimaru is the strongest among three because of the forbiden techniques he invented and he has very powerful techniques unlike jiraiya hes like more than just a summoner, tsunade is strong but i dont see her use any interesting techniques just power punch and kick and healing techniques