ANBU Legacy is a collaborative multi-part serial novel, based on the world setting of Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto. It focuses on the young men and women of ANBU who took the vow to defend the Hokage and the village at all costs. ANBU Legacy is an alternative universe to Kishimoto’s setting, taking takes place in a Konohagakure where the the fourth Hokage defeated the Kyuubi—and lived. It takes place for the most part in the fifth year of Yondaime’s reign.

About the Authors

ANBU Legacy is the creation of three writers, Nezu, Ki, and DK. We originally had two additional writers, GM and Zuul, who have since gone on to other projects. We each handle the POV for several characters, and we all share the load for minor characters.


Ki lives in Chicago with a lot of books and the world’s sweetest tabby cat, Lynx. She works as a lawyer. When she’s not toiling over tax law or on ANBU Legacy, she enjoys baking, speculative fiction, spending time with her family, and Korean dramas. You can find her on Tumblr as ninjaeyecandy.

Ki writes Tousaki Ryouma, Namikaze Minato, Uzumaki Naruto, Yuuhi Kurenai, and Oita Gennousuke.


DK is a half-British expat recently transplanted from California to Oregon (with Nezu!), which is why his accent and his spelling are both unique. He’s blond, trans, taller than you, works as an office ninja by day and attempts ill-advised home projects at night. His recent hobbies include creative kitchen disasters, watching as much sports anime as possible, and thinking up new ways to torture fictional characters. His soul is blue and smells faintly of cedar. You can bother him on Tumblr as saunterleftside.

DK writes Namiashi Raidou, Hatake Kakashi, Sagara Okiku, and Vice Commander Kuroda.


Nezu is a reformed Tennessean living near Mt. Hood with DK and a number of pet rats. His accent comes back when he phones his sister, and he still says “y’all.” By day he’s a disabled, professional sick person, a position for which he is eminently qualified by virtue of a broken immune system. He’s trans, queer, and in very good shape— What? Round is a shape! He collects Japanese woodblock prints and pretty rocks.  You can talk to him on Tumblr as nezumiko.

Nezu writes Shiranui Genma, Shibata Tomohiro, Shibata Hakone, Danzou, and (coming soon!) Sakamoto Ginta.


GM rules her small fiefdom of terror in upstate New York. By day, she is a very poor college student. By night, she is still a very poor college student but more exhausted. Her hobbies include stealing other people’s food and challenging inanimate objects to fights. She is on Tumblr as gunmetal-blue.

GM wrote Ueno Katsuko and Nohara Rin.


Zuul’s lifeform resides in the sunshine state, with two lovely ladies, a dog, three cats, and probably 300 dust bunnies. She made the mistake of getting a degree in programming and Windows tech support, but thankfully no one else in ANBU Legacy uses Windows. Her hobbies include not following directions, never finishing projects, power tools, and sleeping. Her Tumblr handle is iamtehzuul, because she’s slow about social media and didn’t join early enough to grab her typical username.

Zuul wrote Sarutobi Asuma.

The world of Naruto was created by Kishimoto Masashi; ANBU Legacy is a derivative work.

Original characters, plots, and settings, however, are ours.

ANBU Legacy is an ongoing work, serialized irregularly and freely available online.

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ANBU Legacy © Kilerkki, Nezumiko, DK, Gunmetal, and Zuul

Cover art © Leia Ham