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The major characters of the series as they appear in Part I
The major characters of the series as they appear in Part II
The Naruto anime and manga series features an extensive cast of characters created by Masashi Kishimoto. The series takes place in afictional universe where different countries vie for power by using ninja who can use supernatural abilities in combat. The Naruto storyline is divided into two parts, simply named Part I and Part II, with the latter taking place two-and-a-half years after the conclusion of Part I. The series' storyline follows the adventures of a group of young ninja from the village of Konohagakure. The titular character of the series is Naruto Uzumaki, an energetic ninja who wishes to become Hokage, the leader of Konohagakure. During the early part of the series, he is assigned to Team 7, during which he meets Sasuke Uchiha, a taciturn and highly skilled "genius" of the Uchiha clan; Sakura Haruno, who is infatuated with Sasuke yet has Naruto's affection; and Kakashi Hatake, the quiet and mysterious leader of the team. Over the course of the series, Naruto interacts with and befriends several of his fellow ninja in Konohagakure as well as other villages. He also encounters the series' antagonists, including Orochimaru, a former ninja of Konohagakure scheming to destroy his former home, and the elite ninja of the criminal organization Akatsuki. While developing the series, Kishimoto created the three primary characters as a basis for the designs of the other three-person teams.He also utilized characters in other shōnen manga as references in his design of the characters, a decision that was criticized by several anime and manga publications. The characters that
Kishimoto developed were however praised for incorporating many of the better aspects of previous shōnen characters, although many publications lamented the perceived lack of growth beyond such stereotypes.The visual presentation of the characters was commented on by reviewers, with praise and criticism given to Kishimoto's work in the manga and anime adaptation.
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1 Creation and conception 2 Protagonists 2.1 Nar
3 Antagonists 3.1 Oto
4 Other characters 4.1 Tea
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5 Merchandise 6 Reception 7 Footnotes 8 References
9 External links
Creation and conception
When Masashi Kishimoto was originally creating the Naruto series, he looked to other shōnen manga for influences while attempting to make his characters as unique as possible.Kishimoto cites Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball series as one of these influences, noting that Goku, the protagonist of Dragon Ball, was a key factor when creating Naruto Uzumaki due to his energetic and mischievous personality. To complement Naruto, Kishimoto worked on creating a rival that was a "cool genius", as he believed this was "the archetypal rival character". After reviewing different manga for ideas, he ultimately developed Sasuke Uchiha. When creating the primary heroine, Kishimoto admitted, "I don't have a definite image of what a heroine should be". He eventually created Sakura, emphasizing "her energy and flirtatious spirit" as her primary characteristics. These three characters would be the mold for the other three main Naruto teams. The separation of the characters into different teams was intended to give each group a specific flavor. Kishimoto wished for each team member to be "extreme", having a high amount of aptitude in one given attribute, yet talentless in another. This approach was used to make each team perform best when individual members worked together to overcome their weaknesses. Having watched tokusatsu dramas as a child, Kishimoto wished for his teams to be different from the superhero teams in these dramas, dismissing the value of a team in which all the teammates were "strong to the point of perfection". Kishimoto notes that the different roles the characters assume is similar to many role-playing games, and "each character stands out better that way". Kishimoto inserted villains into the story to counteract the lead characters' moral values. He stated that this focus on illustrating the difference in values is central to his creation of villains to the point that, "I don't really think about them in combat". The villains' physical appearances were also embellished in order to differentiate them from other characters, making it easier for a reader to follow the story and identify the villains, even in
heated battle scenes. Kishimoto noted that making the villains "flamboyant" with a "showy costume" is "one of my guiding principles", as well as making them "more memorable".  When drawing the characters, Kishimoto consistently follows a five-step process: concept and rough sketch, drafting, inking, shading, and coloring. These steps are followed when he is drawing the manga and making the color illustrations that commonly adorn the cover of tankōbon, the cover of the Weekly Shōnen Jump, or other media, but the toolkit he utilizes occasionally changes. For instance, he used an airbrush for one illustration for a Weekly Shōnen Jump cover, but decided not to use it for future drawings largely due to the cleanup required.
The protagonists of the Naruto series are part of Squad 7 (Team Kakashi), a group of ninja affiliated with the village of Konohagakure. After Sasuke Uchiha's departure from Konohagakure at the end of Part I, the team disbands. During Part II, the team reforms with two new members, Sai, who occupies Sasuke's position, and Yamato, who acts as Kakashi's replacement when he is briefly incapacitated and later stays with the team when Kakashi returns.ch. 285
Main article: Naruto Uzumaki Naruto Uzumaki (うずまき ナルト Uzumaki Naruto?) is the primary protagonist of the Naruto series. He was the first character created by Kishimoto during the conception of the series, and was designed with many traits from other shōnen characters. In the series, Naruto has ambitions of becoming Hokage, the leader of Konohagakure. Because he is the host ofKurama, the nine-tailed fox that attacked Konoha, he is ostracized by the other villagers.ch. 2 He compensates for this with his cheerful and boisterous personality, and over the course of the series, manages to befriend many foreign and Konoha ninja. He develops an especially close relationship with Sasuke Uchiha and deep caring affection for Sakura Haruno, two of his fellow ninja in Team 7.ch. 237 Naruto's seiyū in the original Japanese anime is Junko Takeuchi, and he is voiced by Maile Flanagan in the English adaptation.
Main article: Sasuke Uchiha Sasuke Uchiha (うちは サスケ Uchiha Sasuke?) is one of the primary protagonists of the Naruto series and one of the members of Team 7. He was created to be a rival to Naruto, as well as a, "cool genius", which Kishimoto believed was an integral part of an ideal rivalry. He is one of the few remaining members of the Uchiha clan along with his brother, Itachi Uchiha, who killed the rest of their family.vol. 25, ch. 224 Due to this, Sasuke's sole desire is to kill his brother, and he develops a cold and withdrawn personality. His interactions with his fellow teammates, who are all considered precious to him, make him focus less on revenge at the start of the series.
Kishimoto created her as the heroine of the series. Kakashi has amassed a reputation as a skilled and powerful ninja. After his 1st attempt is delayed by the Sound Ninja 4. and his English voice actor is Dave Wittenberg. a feature Kishimoto has tried to emphasize in Sakura's appearances. her seiyū is Chie Nakamura. In Part II when Sakura and Naruto are 16. however.ch. 176 Kakashi's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kazuhiko Inoue. In the Japanese anime. ch. Sakura is in love with Sasuke.ch. although he has admitted that he has little perception of what an ideal heroine should be. In a gaiden on Kakashi's past. . she displays highly developed skills from her training giving her the brutal power and strength of about 10 men. this is shown to be the result of an incident in which he witnessed the death of one of his teammates. which leads him to leave the village to seek more power from the criminal Orochimaru. earning the moniker "Copy Ninja Kakashi" (コピー忍者のカカシ Kopī Ninja no Kakashi?). and hates Naruto Uzumaki but begins to like him more during the Chuunin Exams and when he saved her life from the Sand Village's Gaara. As the two continued to grow. She was comforted by Ino Yamanaka.ch. 297 In the Japanese anime. the leader of Team 7 and the sensei of Naruto. who gave Kakashi his Sharingan eye and imparted many of his habits. and she is voiced by Kate Higgins in the English adaptation. however. she makes Naruto make a lifelong promise to bring him back. vol. During most of Part I. they became increasingly distant due to their shared affection for Sasuke Uchiha. and Sakura. 212 Although he mentors all three members of Team 7 early in the series. he is unable to prevent Sasuke from leaving the village to seek Orochimaru for greater power. and his English voice actor is Yuri Lowenthal. Kakashi treats his leadership position with a detached manner. Sakura Haruno Main article: Sakura Haruno Sakura Haruno (春野 サクラ Haruno Sakura?) is one of the primary protagonists of the Naruto series and the sole female member of Team 7. 1. and is consistently late to meetings as a result. teaching him his Chidori technique.ch. Kakashi Hatake Main article: Kakashi Hatake Kakashi Hatake (はたけ カカシ Hatake Kakashi?) is one of the primary protagonists of the Naruto series. Sasuke's seiyū is Noriaki Sugiyama.During an encounter with his brother in Part I. he concentrates on training Sasuke as the series continues. Sakura was taunted by other children because of her large forehead. Sasuke. 237 His teammates' attempts to recover him from Orochimaru forms a major component of the Part II plot. Obito Uchiha. Kishimoto had originally intended for Kakashi to be introduced earlier in the series than he actually was. 3 But after Sasuke leaves the village. As a child. including his tardiness. Sasuke is easily beaten. 243 With Obito's Sharingan. and created him as an easygoing person that would be able to keep the members of Team 7 in check. she resolves to become stronger by training with Tsunade.ch.
he was found on a battlefield by a medical officer from Konohagakure. which ordered him to enter the service of Orochimaru. his most common seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kujira. 88 Kabuto is highly proficient with medical techniques.ch. a panoply of voice actors are utilized for Orochimaru. he distinguished himself as one of the village's most powerful ninja along with his teammates. 170 His desire to obtain immortality led him to conduct experiments on other Konohagakure ninja. 238 Because of his different host bodies and the disguises he assumes.ch. who took Kabuto and raised him as a son. particularly Sasuke Uchiha. ch. After attacking fellow Akatsuki member Itachi Uchiha.ch. To emphasize his role as a villain. Kabuto Yakushi Kabuto Yakushi (薬師 カブト Yakushi Kabuto?) is one of the primary antagonists of the Naruto series who is initially introduced as an experienced Konohagakure genin that takes Team 7 under his wing during one of their ninja exams. consisting of multiple assorted lairs located within the Land of Sound and outside it. Jiraiya and Tsunade. 66 Kabuto began acting as a spy for numerous countries and organizations. He is soon revealed to be a spy and Orochimaru's foremost servant.ch. and his desire for a new host. 164 In Part II Kabuto integrates . and the corresponding English voice actor is Steven Blum. for instance.Antagonists Otogakure See also: World of Naruto Otogakure (音隠れの里 Otogakure no Sato?. In the series. in the hopes of destroying his former home. is one of his driving motivations throughout the series. lit. who defeats him. being likened in ability to Tsunade: he can regenerate from wounds by reactivating dead cells in order to grow new ones and can form a scalpel with chakra to deal surgical strikes to his opponents using his knowledge of human anatomy. and he eventually fled the village and joined the criminal organization Akatsuki. Otogakure. Orochimaru Main article: Orochimaru (Naruto) Orochimaru (大蛇丸?) is one of the primary antagonists of the Naruto series. 69 His immortality technique involves transferring his consciousness between different host bodies. As a child. and his role as a villain is gradually escalated as the series progresses. The village is not contiguous. including the criminal organization Akatsuki.ch.ch. During his time in the village. 289 Kabuto uses his various former affiliations as a means to gather intelligence on Orochimaru's behalf. he participates in the bi-annual ninja exams as a villager of Konohagakure so as to gather information on his fellow participants. he leaves Akatsuki and establishes his own ninja village. "Village Hidden in Sound") is a village founded by Orochimaru for the purpose of collecting ninja for his experiments to learn all the jutsuin the world. Kishimoto worked towards making him appear "pasty and sickly" as part of his theme of distinguishing villains from the protagonists. Orochimaru is a former ninja of Konohagakure and a student of the Third Hokage.
sealing techniques as well as possessing their own individual uniquetechniques. the most powerful and wanted ninja in the Naruto universe. capturing Gaara and extracting . showing his abilities to fight with his own bones. 203.ch. 217 All of them possess Orochimaru's cursed seals. ch. they take a more active role. most notably a long. which greatly increases the strengths of the users when active. It is composed of Jirobo (次郎坊 Jirōbō?). and although they are all defeated by Konohagakure ninja. "Hidden Sound Shinobi Four People". 192 Sakon (左近?) and Ukon (右近?).ch. Sasuke manages to escape. and afterwards settle things with Naruto once he has learned to control the remains. ch.204 and Tayuya (多由也?). dark cloak bearing red clouds and a chin-high collar. Akatsuki is composed of ten members. After Kimimaro became bedridden due to his illness.ch.ch. a large-sized man who specializes in absorbing chakra and close-quarters combat.ch. lit. 184 The group was originally known as the "Sound Five". two twin brothers which have the ability of combining their bodies.ch. and are considered by their former homes to be S-class criminals.ch. as they were forced to accept Kimimaro (君麻呂?) as the leader after he defeated the entire group in battle. Orochimaru's remains gradually begin to take over his body. Itachi Uchiha and Kisame Hoshigaki.ch. They share similar clothing. 184 Akatsuki Akatsuki (暁?. to capture Kurama (the nine-tailed fox sealed within Naruto Uzumaki) Akatsuki is not prominently featured in Part I.ch. and his English voice actor is Henry Dittman. Kabuto's seiyū isNobutoshi Canna. the group resumed calling themselves the Sound Four. but do not become a prominent part of the story until Sasuke Uchiha attempts to leave Konohagakure to join Otogakure. who operate in two-man teams.Orochimaru's remains into his body in order to become powerful enough to not serve anyone again. defensive walls. 143 In Part II. 239 The members of Akatsuki are ninja who have abandoned their villages. lit. 520 In the Japanese anime. 201 As a group they specialize in barriers. but Kabuto expresses desire to kill Sasuke Uchiha. a woman that uses a flute to control summoned demons and cast illusions. Aside from an attempt by two Akatsuki members. At any given time.ch. They are introduced during Orochimaru's invasion of Konohagakure. "Dawn" or "Daybreak") is an organization of criminal ninja that serves as the primary antagonistic force of the Naruto series. Led by Tobi. the Akatsuki's goal is world domination by using the power of the nine tailed beasts. though he acts through the group's figurehead leader Pain. a sixarmed ninja who can produce spider-webs to fight and specialized in ranged combat. 206 Kimimaro laters joins the group to protect Sasuke. English TV: "Sound Ninja Four") are Orochimaru's elite bodyguards. 357 Once mastering Orochimaru's jutsu for summoning the souls of the dead. Sound Four The Sound Four (音隠れの忍四人衆 Otogakure no Shinobi Yonin Shū?. The Sound Four act as his bodyguards. but dies as a result of his illness. Kabuto makes his way to Tobi and forms a semi-stable alliance with him under the promise that he can have Sasuke once they win the war against the Shinobi Alliance. 187 Kidomaru (鬼童丸 Kidōmaru?).
he has been voiced by Crispin Freeman. Itachi is treated as a villain for much of the series. 487 He attempts to flee from the ninjas but is defeated by Guy and captured. with the explanation that he was testing his abilities. Kisame Hoshigaki Kisame Hoshigaki (干柿 鬼鮫 Hoshigaki Kisame?) is a former ninja of Kirigakure and partnered to Itachi Uchiha. but in all following appearances. His first voice actor in the English anime was Skip Stellrecht. a gill-like facial structure. He was also a terrorist bomber-for-hire before Itachi Uchiha forced him to join Akatsuki. Kisame himself has massive amounts of chakra. Itachi's seiyū isHideo Ishikawa. 261 Itachi Uchiha Main article: Itachi Uchiha Itachi Uchiha (うちは イタチ Uchiha Itachi?) is a former ninja of Konohagakure and the partner of Kisame Hoshigaki. a group of violent ninja that use particularly large swords in battle. He is initially portrayed as being solely responsible for the killing of his entire clan and family. and sharp triangular teeth. 224 Around the time of his death his villainous role is downplayed. Samehada (鮫肌 "Sharkskin" in Shippuden?).ch. and his English voice actor is Kirk Thornton.the one-tailed tanuki.ch.ch. he frequently shapes water into the forms of sharks to damage opponents. Deidara holds a grudge against . Only allowing those it sees as worthy to wield it. is a living weapon covered in scales that can absorb untold amounts of an opponent's chakra. Kisame committes suicide by summoning sharks and allowing them to eat him. Deidara Deidara (デイダラ?) is a former ninja of Iwagakure. but not before using one of them to steal back the information he had compiled and send it to the Akatsuki. Samehada can provide the user with the chakra it holds. sparing only his brother. having a unique appearance with pale blue skin. Kisame is decapitated by Bee and the Raikage. Sasuke Uchiha. 400 In the Japanese anime. While he was still loyal to Kirigakure.ch. enough so that a clone created by the Akatsuki that held only 30% of his power contained an amount of chakra comparable to Naruto when using the Nine-Tails' chakra. 258 After discarding Samehada when it chose Killer Bee over him. 142 By fusing Samehada into him. but he performed the massacre under the orders of Konoha's leadership so as to prevent an Uchiha coup d'état. Kisame was one of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. It is later revealed that was just a shapeshifting technique performed by Zetsu. Though he came to embrace the organization. In battle. the real Kisame having hidden inside Samehada.ch. ensuring him an infinite amount of stamina. Though having spent his early youth as the child prodigy of the Uchiha clan. 508 His seiyūin the Japanese anime is Tomoyuki Dan. Shukaku. as well as working towards capturing the remaining tailed beasts.ch. comparable to a tailed beast. who voiced Itachi in episodes 29 and 30.ch. Kisame can assume a more shark-like form that increases his abilities. not only is he revealed to have had help from Madara Uchiha in killing the clan. His sword. from his body.
he can animate and control them remotely. Sasori fights Kankuro. Deidara's bombs can take any form he chooses. Sasori left Sunagakure when he got older and joined Akatsuki where he is initially partnered with Orochimaru. Hiruko. is voiced by Yutaka Aoyama in the Japanese version and in the English version by J. which essentially gives him eternal life and allows him to control hundreds of puppets at once.ch.Itachi and all Uchiha throughout the series. 263 In time he even converted his own body into a puppet. the only part of his humanity he kept when converting himself to a puppet. resulting in his death. Chiyo who taught Sasori the art of puppetry. and in the English version he is voiced by Kari Wahlgren and as an adult. In his cameo appearance in episode 135 of the English adaptation. who looks to him and his artistic knowledge with reverence.ch. as he feels their Sharingan eyes look down on his abilities.ch. 248 Sasuke Uchiha. 363 He is later resurrected by Kabuto. something that few other ninja are capable of. Sasori Sasori (サソリ?) is a former ninja of Sunagakure and known as "Sasori of the Red Sand" (赤砂のサソ リ Akasuna no Sasori?). literally "going out with a bang" as his fellow Akatsuki members put it. Deidara becomes more like a teacher to Tobi. and is replaced by Tobi after his death. and adopts a genuine care for his well-being. His scorpion-like puppet body. allowing him to use any of the ninja abilities they possessed during their life for himself. 255 He is cannibalistic. Sasori is voiced by Akiko Yajima as a child. Zetsu Zetsu (ゼツ?) is the only member of Akatsuki to regularly act without a partner.ch. Blanc. Though he abuses Tobi when he annoys him. by infusing clay or other fine-grained minerals with chakra.ch.ch. ch. His parents were killed by Sakumo Hatake. but not before telling Sakura about his rendezvous with one of Orochimaru's henchmen who had been working for him as a spy.ch. he is partnered with Sasori. and is often sent to dispose of bodies Akatsuki does not .ch. such as a spy that observes and reports on battles of interest. Lacking the love of parents. 248 In due time he devised a way to convert the corpses of humans into puppets. B. but is defeated and released from Kabuto's jutsu after being captured. 464 After being resurrected by Kabuto. In the Japanese anime. is able to systematically nullify his bombs in combat. Itachi's younger brother. but fails in the attempt. 366 Each of Deidara's hands have mouths on them that. and so Deidara transforms himself into a living bomb in an effort to kill Sasuke and to prove the supremacy of his art. 267 After Orochimaru's defection Sasori teamed with Deidara. he is voiced by Quinton Flynn. Because of this Zetsu serves a variety of different positions in Akatsuki. This is in part a result of his ability to merge with any object and quickly travel to a new location. he is voiced by Takahiro Sakurai and the English version by Johnny Yong Bosch.ch. and from the time of their creation to their detonation. 520 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Katsuhiko Kawamoto. create "sculptures" that are actually bombs that explode with varying intensities. and in the anime of Shippuden by Roger Craig Smith. leaving him in the care of his grandmother. 271 Sakura Haruno and Chiyo eventually destroy his heart. which he refined to fit his needs over the years.ch. 359 Upon joining the Akatsuki.
ch. he decided to make Zetsu half black and half white to emphasize his split personality. If necessary. the two halves can split apart and act independently with the white half able to create perfect clones of himself or whoever he touches along with using spores in his attacks. Tobi takes Nagato's body to retrieve his Rinnegan.ch. bringing all life-forms under his command.. one of the founders of Konohagakure and the Uchiha clan. 490 To prepare for the war. Minato Namikaze. Tobi declares the Fourth Shinobi World War. 510. which allows him to use the Uchiha's techniques.ch.ch. 310 Taking Sasuke under his wing. to attack Konoha before the series' start resulting in the sacrifice from the Fourth Hokage.In the Japanese anime.ch. he is capable of making his body intangible as well as teleport over great distances at will including to a pocket dimension inside him. Tobi becomes able to replicate Pain's manipulation of six corpses. frequently leading to discussions and arguments between the two. the nine-tailed fox. Tobi discloses the truth behind Itachi's secret life to him to have him on his side in destroying Konoha. the original Madara is revived to aid Akatsuki exposing Tobi as an impersonator. Replacing his left Sharingan with a Rinnegan. the two sides have their own personalities and knowledge bases. Madara created numerous clones of Zetsu's white half to use as soldiers in the Fourth Ninja World War. Similarly. who re-sealed Kurama.ch.ch. he starts taking a special interest in Sasuke's development up to Itachi Uchiha's death while leading Akatsuki. 512 As Kishimoto originally planned Akatsuki to be a group of individuals with close to no human characteristics. . He initially acts carefree and goofy often resulting on him being attacked by Deidara. 317 In battle.ch.want found. his right side being black and his left being white. Zetsu's seiyū is Nobuo Tobita. 261 Zetsu's body is split into two different colors.ch. In his cameo appearance in episode 134 of the English adaptation. from within its previous host. and in the English Shippuden anime he is voiced by Travis Willingham. Tobi announces to the five Kage his objective: he intends to recreate the Ten-Tails using the nine tailed beasts to become its host and cast an eternal illusion called the Infinite Tsukuyomi (無限月読 Mugen Tsukuyomi ?). 501 After Pain's death. 400 It is also revealed that Tobi is responsible for unsealing Kurama. Zetsu has two voice actors: the black half is voiced by Michael Sorich and the white half is voiced by Brian Beacock.ch.ch. 544 During the ensuing war. Tobi takes the name of Madara Uchiha (うちは マダラ Uchiha Madara?). 385 Now behaving more seriously. Kushina Uzumaki. Tobi Tobi (トビ?) is one of the primary antagonists of the Naruto series and an Akatsuki masked member who replaces Sasori after the latter's death as Deidara's partner.ch. who came into direct conflict with the First Hokage and was thought to be dead. After the Kage refuse to surrender to him. 395 After Deidara dies in a bid to kill Sasuke Uchiha with him.ch. 364 He also reveals having the Sharingan. 467 Tobi is blackmailed by Kabuto Yakushi to form a reluctant alliance with him when presented with the real Madara's corpse. 289 Using the DNA of the First Hokage and chakra from the tailed beasts.
ch. Their battle culminates in Hidan being blown up. 353 In the Japanese version of the anime. Kakuzu is easily finished off by Kakashi. back onto its owner. 342After being resurrected by Kabuto. and Shikamaru burying his still-speaking remains in a place Akatsuki will never be able to reach. being paired up with the immortal Hidan as a result. Hidan is not impaired while doing this. 325 After Hidan uses this ability to kill Asuma Sarutobi. Tobi's seiyu is Wataru Takagi and since taking the name of Madara. The masks can be detached during combat situations to shoot elemental blasts at his opponents.Kishimoto found him to be his favorite Akatsuki character at the time to draw. any damage done to Hidan's body is reflected on his opponent. he is voiced by Chris Edgerly and in Naruto Shippūden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 by Wally Wingert. his first persona is voiced by Michael Yurchak and the Madara one by Nolan North. Hidan is no longer considered a member by the rest of Akatsuki.ch. However.ch. In the English version.ch. Kakuzu can store up to four spare hearts in animal masks that are sewn to his back. 322 Kakuzu's body is composed of large amounts of black threads. Once this link is created. instead finding pleasure in the pain it causes him. After Naruto Uzumaki leaves his final heart on the brink of failure.ch. Kakuzu's seiyū is Takaya Hashi and in the English version he is voiced by Fred Tatasciore. Pain . he is voiced by Naoya Uchida. "evil god") religion. Because he is immortal. Kakuzu is motivated by greed and joins the Akatsuki to seek out valuablebounties. by consuming an opponent's blood and then drawing Jashin's triangular-design on the ground. Kakuzu Kakuzu (角都?) is the partner of Hidan and a former ninja of Takigakure. a religion that worships a deity of the same name and where wreaking anything less than death and utter destruction in battle is considered a sin. the Village Hidden in Boiling Water. allowing him to reattach any bodypart. In the Japanese anime.Shikamaru Nara fights him to avenge his teacher. Hidan can create a voodoo doll-like link with his opponent. Hidan Hidan (飛段?) is the immortal. he is sent out to participate in the war until being sealed. his extreme temperament led Kakuzu to dislike having a partner and eventually killing whomever he is partnered with in a fit of rage. allowing him to kill them by giving himself fatal injuries. Hidan's seiyū is Masaki Terasoma. and can quickly be recalled to his body if he needs a replacement heart. 339 As such. In the English anime. noting his mask to be easy to make. which Kakuzu uses to remove the still-beating hearts of his opponents for his personal use while executing a jutsu called Jiongu (地怨虞?) to integrate their hearts into his body to cheat death and extend his life indefinitely. lit. his or another. 336 Kakuzu's hearts are systematically destroyed soon after his introduction by a group of Konohagakure ninja. 313His religion's experimentations have led to the creation of his unique abilities. and sadomasochistic partner of Kakuzu and a former ninja of Yugakure. He is a member of the Jashin(ジャシン?.ch. foul-mouthed.ch. The threads are also capable of piercing flesh. In the Japanese anime. the Village Hidden in the Waterfalls.
one of six different bodies collectively known as The Six Paths of Pain (ペイン六道 Pein Rikudō?). becoming a "god" in the eyes of Amegakure's citizens.  Each also has a Rinnegan (輪廻 眼?. the six Paths use the Rinnegan to share visual information and coordinate attacks. Nagato's desires peace for the world. 378 The Paths of Pain are controlled by Nagato (長門?) who. "Saṃsāra Eye").ch. Pain (ペイン Pein?) is one of the major antagonists of the Naruto series. prompting Nagato to sacrifice his life in order to revive the people he killed in Konoha. and in the Shippuden anime he is voiced by Troy Baker. 419 All but one of the bodies have orange hair and a number of body piercings that. lit. while Nagato's seiyū is Junpei Morita. was an Amegakure orphan trained by Jiraiya alongside Yahiko (弥彦?) before he became Deva Pain. the unique eye technique possessed by the Sage of the Six Paths. Being a partner of Nagato. In the Japanese anime. give Pain a "more dangerous" appearance and relate the pain of their installation to the character's name.ch. 378. 449 Nagato is later resurrected by Kabuto and sent alongside Itachi to battle Naruto and Killer Bee. he is voiced by Dave Wittenberg. Nagato came to the realization that peace could only be attained by teaching the world the pain caused by war. To that end he adopted the name "Pain" to conquer Amegakure before killing Hanzo. Konan was also a pupil under Jiraiya after she was orphaned as a child by one of Amegakure's many wars and forced to fend for herself. from left to right: Animal.ch. As such. ch. partnered to Konan and the principal figure in the tailed beast sealing ceremony thanks to his ability to manipulate souls. each of the six bodies are individually named after one of the six Buddhist paths of reincarnation.ch. 509After Yahiko's death as a result of a trap by Hanzo years later. Controlled by a single conscious mind. Asura. Pain's seiyū is Ken'yū Horiuchi. but after Itachi escapes Kabuto's control he is sealed by Itachi. 373. while Nagato is voiced by Vic Mignogna. Preta. Awakening his Rinnegan secretly provided by Madara. As a result.Naraka.The Six Paths of Pain. Naruto is able to renew Nagato's faith in his late master and in the possibility of peace. Konan Konan (小南?) is the only female ninja in Akatsuki. Human. 369 All six bodies are eventually defeated by Naruto. from a design standpoint. Kishimoto originally wanted her to have an obscene appearance showing more of her bust. The first Pain appearing in the series is actually Deva Pain. In his cameo appearance in episode 135 of the English adaptation. the leader of Akatsuki. like Konan. Because she . Deva.
ch. 373 Konan can divide her body into countless sheets of paper. who wishes to restore the Kirigakure's Seven Swordsmen by taking their swords. since paper will cling to itself and lose its stiffness.ch. While under Jiraiya. Konan's seiyū is Atsuko Tanakaand in the English anime. Sasuke renames their group "Taka" and changes its mission to the destruction of Konoha. "Hawk") is a group formed by Sasuke Uchiha that consists of Orochimaru's former subordinates. Sasuke agrees to work with Akatsuki to help them capture the eight-tailed beast. to avenge the latter's slaughter of the Uchiha clan. 352 Its first recruited member is Suigetsu Hozuki (鬼灯 水月 Hōzuki Suigetsu?).ch. Taka splits as Jugo and Suigetsu are captured by the samurai of the Land of Iron. a group of ninja that use particularly large swords in battle. Konan withdraws her position in Akatsuki and leaves the organization. which she controls and reshapes remotely to scout out an area. She fights him. 482. a former assistant to Orochimaru who specializes in track specific individuals through chakra over long distances.ch. 523 The second member is Karin (香燐?). Itachi Uchiha. Zabuza possesses a massive sword called Kubikiri Bōchō (首斬り包丁?. but is killed after being forced to reveal Nagato's resting place. 403 After Sasuke's failed infiltration of the Kage Summit in the Land of Iron. lit.ch.ch. Zabuza and his followers fled the village and began working as mercenary . she is confronted by Madara over the location of Nagato's Rinnegan eyes. and sees Sasuke as the living legacy from his late friend Kimimaro. 510 In the Japanese anime. Taka Taka (鷹?.ch. Prior to carrying out this intent. which is later claimed by Suigetsu Hozukiafter Zabuza's death. her voice actor is Dorothy Elias-Fahn. 523 Kirigakure Zabuza Momochi Zabuza Momochi (桃地 再不斬 Momochi Zabuza?) is one of the major antagonists of the Naruto series and was once one of Kirigakure's Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. After Nagato's death.serves under Pain. she is referred to by villagers of Amegakure as "God's angel". 348 The third and last member is the prisoner Jugo (重吾 Jūgo?) .ch. When first formed it goes by the name "Hebi" (蛇?. 365 and is highly flirtatious when she is alone with Sasuke. 352. After a failed coup d'état wherein he tried to assassinate the Fourth Mizukage. using it as a key component in her battle style. she is able to use this weakness to her advantage as she implements explosive tags into her paper clones. Konan learned to take advantage of her natural talent with origami.who was used to create Orochimaru's cursed seals thanks to his enzymes that cause him to be mentally unstable. and Karin is abandoned by Sasuke during the ensuing fight with Danzō Shimura. or create wings that mirror her title. 372 Later.ch. a former test subject of Orochimaru able to turn his body to liquid form. form weapons for attack.ch. Decapitating Knife). "Snake"). 351 After Itachi's death and Sasuke's discovery that the Uchiha were wiped out under the orders of Konohagakure. While Konan's abilities are restricted when the paper is wet. with its mission being to find and kill Sasuke's brother.
due to her pregnancy. 24 Haku is resurrected by Kabuto later in the series to fight in the Shinobi World War. Zabuza kills him first. though is mortally wounded and dies soon afterwards. Because he takes too long to complete the task. a job he is never able to finish due to interference by Tazuna's bodyguard. allows him to mix wind and water elements to create ice. This reflects his pacifist nature. Hyōton (氷遁?. so much so that when Naruto Uzumaki first meets Haku he ends up mistaking him for a girl. his seiyū is Unshō Ishizuka. becoming a human shield to protect his master from Kakashi Hatake's Lightning Blade. He is one of the shinobi resurrected by Kabuto to fight on Madara's side and is defeated and released from Kabuto's control in a rematch with Kakashi. During Part II. 30 Like most Kirigakure ninja. Team 8. 32 The Kubikiri Bōchō served as Zabuza's gravemarker until it was taken by Suigetsu. Haku Haku (白?) is Zabuza Momochi's right hand man and most faithful follower. He commonly uses this ability to surround an enemy with ice mirrors that he can freely merge with and instantly move between. 524 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Mayumi Asano. Haku dislikes fighting and does all that he can to subdue opponents without actually killing them. He then bombards them with needles. Other characters Team 8 Team 8 is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Kurenai Yuhi. 26 His talents lead to him being hired by a criminal mastermind named Gato to kill a man named Tazuna. As a result. and his employer tries to have Zabuza killed. by blanketing an area in mist.ch. 524 In the Japanese anime. He has a heavily androgynous appearance. 29 He ultimately gives his life in his mission to be useful to Zabuza. however.ch. He recognized Haku's talents and agreed to take him in as a tool. and his English voice actor is Steven Blum. joins Naruto Uzumaki and Team 7 in their search for Sasuke Uchiha. locate them by the sounds they make. except Kurenai. and with his superb accuracy he can hit pressure points to put opponents in a death-like state. lit. His father killed his mother when it was discovered that she possessed a genetic ability. Haku lived as an orphan. 30 Haku's genetic inheritance. despite being a ninja and Zabuza's tool of battle. and Haku then killed him.ch. Mona Marshall voiced Haku as a child. with each of the members' unique abilities being utilized in this role. is in assassinations. The members of Team 8 primarily concentrate on tracking. 21 Before he started working for Zabuza.ch. Zabuza is skilled in water-based abilities.assassins.ch.ch. Kakashi Hatake. Zabuza can blind an opponent. "Ice Release"). His area of expertise. 516. and only by being useful does he find a purpose in life. and his English voice actor is Susan Dalian.ch. After wandering from place to place for a time he was found by Zabuza. 516. ch.ch.ch. 354 Kiba Inuzuka . Haku becomes unquestioningly protective of and loyal to Zabuza. and kill them without them ever noticing his presence. his contract is revoked.
 Akamaru Akamaru (赤丸?) is Kiba Inuzuka's ninja dog (忍犬 ninken?).ch.ch. To help Kiba keep track of opponents. Akamaru grows large enough for Kiba to ride atop his back.Kiba Inuzuka (犬塚 キバ Inuzuka Kiba?) is a member of Team 8 characterized by a number of dog-like traits such as being very protective of his teammates and extremely keen senses such as smell. and by the second half of the series he can use it to track things dogs cannot. In the English adaptation of the anime. Akamaru fights with him in battle. ch. who voices Kiba. Akamaru is voiced by Junko Takeuchi. Akamaru's vocal effects are provided by Jamie Simone though Kyle Hebert provided the voice of Akamaru when it took Kiba's form. hearing. 75 He can also drastically increase his sense of smell. Kiba usually modifies his own abilities at the start of a battle. and his English voice actor is Kyle Hebert. Most apparent of his connection to dogs is the constant presence of his ninja dog (忍犬 ninken?). 204 In exchange for Kiba's devotion. and constant companion. the bugs do as he commands. and helps to double-team opponents with volleys of physical attacks. growing claws and traveling on all four limbs to increase his speed.ch. At the start of the series. By Part II of the Naruto storyline. Shino cares deeply for his teammates. giving them a strong odor that can easily be tracked. 364 Kiba's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kōsuke Toriumi. Shino's merciless tendencies. but since Kiba spends so much time with Akamaru. During a battle. boxing them in without their knowledge and absorbing their chakra once they have been surrounded.ch. when Akamaru transforms into a clone of Kiba. 282 With his heightened sense of smell. 172 A deep connection with insects runs in Shino's family. Kiba carries Akamaru around on his head or inside his jacket. being acutely aware of their inner workings and always regretting when he is unable to help them. His first voice actor in the . his seiyū is Shinji Kawada. Akamaru acts as a valuable tool for Kiba in hostile situations. Since Akamaru is naturally better equipped for combat. he fails to notice this drastic difference. Kiba is fiercely loyal to Akamaru. unwilling to abandon him and putting himself in harm's way for Akamaru's sake. 70 Nevertheless. 203 In the original Japanese anime. Shino directs his bugs towards an opponent. In battle. in regards to opponents as well as his attachment to insects. best friend. have caused other characters to label him as "creepy. he uses his heightened senses to Kiba's advantage. In exchange for using Shino as a hive and feeding on his chakra. Shino Aburame Shino Aburame (油女 シノ Aburame Shino?) is one of the members of Team 8 and is fascinated with insects. 238 In the Japanese anime. ch.ch. Akamaru. he relies on Kiba to provide the chakra for the combination attacks they execute. he spends his free time capturing and studying insects and often uses them as analogies during conversation. Akamaru can urinate on them." ch. and Kōsuke Toriumi. as each person born in to the Aburame clan is infused with a special breed of insects known as "destruction bugs" (寄壊蟲 kikaichū?) during birth. which requires Akamaru to transform into a clone of Kiba. and the ability to detect others' chakra levels. however. who is also theseiyū for Naruto Uzumaki.
he has been voiced by Derek Stephen Prince. most characters are aware of her feelings. Hinata becomes infatuated with Naruto to the extent that she immediately blushes or faints upon seeing him. Hinata finally admits her feelings to Naruto while protecting him from Pain.ch. 80 While Hinata is hesitant to openly admit her feelings for him.ch. Kurenai Yuhi. Kurenai is closest with Hinata. as her father takes a greater interest in her training.ch. Hinata Hyuga Hinata Hyuga (日向 ヒナタ Hyūga Hinata?) is a member of Team 8 who suffers from a lack of self-confidence throughout the series. Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child. However. she goes out of her way to help him. 80 This results in her effective expulsion from the Hyuga clan even though she is the eldest daughter of the clan's leader and thus its heiress. causing her difficulties whenever she is on a mission.ch.ch. Of all her students. During Part II. making their relationship clear. Hinata's attempts to impress Naruto result in her creation of a new ability capable of instantly blocking or attacking anything in her extended field of vision. she was voiced by Saffron Henderson in episode three. and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn in all subsequent appearances. though they both deny this. 77 In the anime. Hinata's inability to stand up for herself caused her father to disown her at a young age. and Ino Yamanaka were also on a team together. both to overcome her own weaknesses and to prove her worth to her father. she is usually accompanied by Asuma Sarutobi. Inspired by Naruto's confidence and determination. as the series progresses. 78 Whenever Kurenai appears in the series.English anime wasSam Riegel. The fathers of the three team members Choji Akimichi. and both . Hinata begins training to become stronger. and is shown to be particularly skilled with illusions involving plants. 342 In battle she specializes in casting illusions.ch. who voiced Shino in episodes 23 and 24. 78 Soon after her introduction.  Team 10 Team 10 is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Asuma Sarutobi. She is always reluctant to speak her mind or to do something that might antagonize another character. In the English adaptation of the anime. 437 Her seiyū in the Japanese anime is Nana Mizuki. she also trains to try and win the attention of the series protagonist Naruto Uzumaki. 141 In the Japanese anime. and her English voice actor is Stephanie Sheh.ch. Shikamaru Nara.ch. 140 During Part II of the series. her seiyū is Rumi Ochiai. many other characters assume them to be a couple. leaving her in the care of her teacher.ch. Her efforts begin to prove successful towards the end of Part I. but in all following appearances. acting as a surrogate parent in the absence of Hinata's father and helping Hinata overcome her weaknesses. Because of this.ch. 238 Though Hinata's training has in large part been to prove herself. Kurenai Yuhi Kurenai Yuhi (夕日 紅 Yūhi Kurenai?) is the leader of Team 8.
although Nobutoshi Canna acted as a stand-in for Morikubo in episode 141. Choji insists he is not fat. 107 In the Japanese anime. 190 In battle. Shikamaru can manipulate his shadow. when Sakura begins to excel in healing techniques.ch. Though his habit of always eating gives him a relatively large appearance. 189 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kentaro Ito and his English voice actor is Robbie Rist. 331 Choji Akimichi Choji Akimichi (秋道 チョウジ Akimichi Chōji?) is a member of Team 10 who is typified by his deep love for food to the extent that he always has a snack with him during the series.ch. and he can devise complex strategies even in the heat of battle.ch. hoping to be more useful to her friends and teammates as an able medical ninja. 107 Shikamaru is a longtime friend of Choji Akimichi. In terms of combat abilities. instead choosing to look upon Choji's inner strength. 71 The two eventually make amends and rekindle their friendship. Asuma is slain in an encounter with members of Akatsuki. Ino becomes her surrogate apprentice. If someone refers to him as fat. 73 In the anime. Shikamaru's intelligence is such that Asuma Sarutobi. helping her to develop her own identity. Ino Yamanaka Ino Yamanaka (山中 いの Yamanaka Ino?) is the only female member of Team 10. 55 Shikamaru Nara has never found an issue with Choji's weight. Choji instantly becomes hostile and increases his resolve to battle. When they discovered that they both liked Sasuke Uchiha.ch.ch. Because of this.ch. instead using explanations like being "big-boned". Shikamaru Nara Main article: Shikamaru Nara Shikamaru Nara (奈良 シカマル Nara Shikamaru?) is one of the members of Team 10. Choji regards him as his best friend.ch. Ino . and Kakashi Hatakebriefly assumes leadership of the team to hunt down those responsible for Asuma's death. Shikamaru's seiyū is Showtaro Morikubo.ch. Team 10's leader. Creator Kishimoto has noted that he "likes" Shikamaru due to his easygoing nature despite being a genius.ch.generations refer to their team using the moniker "Ino-Shika-Cho". However. as he chooses to look upon Choji as a person rather than only considering his large girth. his fellow Team 10 member. Choji can increase the size of his body to improve the amount of damage his strikes deal upon impact. and by extending it into another person's shadow he can force the target to mimic his movements. 190 In battle. 137 During Part II. She is a childhood friend of Sakura Haruno.ch. has never been able to defeat Shikamaru at games such as shogi or go. Sakura ended their friendship so they could properly compete for his affection. stating he would willingly give his life to defend Shikamaru. and contrasted him against Sasuke Uchiha's intelligent but abrasive personality. His English voice actor is Tom Gibis. his laziness frequently prevents him from effectively utilizing his intelligence. but still maintain a competitive attitude towards each other.
He had a falling out with his father when he was younger. gaining control over their body which she can then use to attack others. making their relationship clear.ch. 107 Asuma frequently appears alongside Kurenai Yuhi. her seiyū is Ryōka Yuzuki.ch.ch.ch.ch. 101 At the start of the series. Ino transfers her consciousness to her target's mind.specializes in mind-altering techniques. and briefly left Konohagakure in protest.ch. To use these techniques. Akatsuki. Asuma can extend the blades' length and easily pierce through rock. and he is voiced by Doug Erholtz in the English adaptation.ch. Both deny this and promptly try to change the subject whenever it is brought up. a member of the criminal organization Akatsuki. He abandons the idea of a predetermined fate.ch. Neji's membership in one of the clan's lower houses leaves him ineligible to learn the clan's most secret techniques. 332 Asuma's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Jūrōta Kosugi. readily attacking its members verbally or physically when given the chance. these knuckles fall into Shikamaru's possession.ch. ch. The two had not completely reconciled by the time of Hiruzen's death. Asuma shares a particularly close relationship with Shikamaru Nara. resulting in his training with the leader of the main house at the end of Part I.ch. a character that has proven his "destiny" wrong by getting stronger. ch. but will temporarily drop the habit when something is bothering him. 321 Among all his students. At this point in the series. such as when his father died. however. Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child. The members of Team Guy primarily concentrate on physical attacks and weapons. 197 He also tries to remedy the estranged relations between himself and the members of the main house. and her voice actor is Colleen O'Shaughnessey in the English adaptation. 238 . Neji believes in a fatalistic philosophy: that one's destiny is inescapable and that a weak person will always be weak. and the two often play shogi or go together. They are a year older than the other members of Konohagakure's teams.ch. Despite his natural talent. 317 After Asuma is killed by Hidan. When infused with his wind-based chakra. 342 In battle. leading many characters to assume the two are a couple. In Part II. and he uses them to defeat Hidan and avenge Asuma. 253 Neji Hyuga Neji Hyuga (日向 ネジ Hyūga Neji?) is a member of Team Guy and a child prodigy of the Hyuga clan. and resolves to get strong enough to never lose a battle. 38After being defeated in battle by Naruto Uzumaki. as Guy wanted to wait a year before they could take the test to advance in ninja rank and become Chunin. Team Guy Team Guy is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Might Guy. Neji openly hates the main house because of this. Asuma wields trench knives that can be infused with chakra. 314 Asuma is usually seen smoking a cigarette.  Asuma Sarutobi Asuma Sarutobi (猿飛 アスマ Sarutobi Asuma?) is the leader of Team 10 and son of the Third Hokage Hiruzen Sarutobi. 140 During Part II of the series. Neji has a change of heart. Team Guy joins Team 7 in attempting to save Gaara from the criminal organization. 55 In the Japanese anime.
and when he is featured as a child. such that her only fight in Part I of the manga is almost entirely skipped. with which he can directly attack an opponent's internal systems. his seiyū is Kōichi Tōchika.ch. when first introduced he is highly proficient with the Gentle Fist style of combat. his seiyū is Yoichi Masukawa. In the Japanese anime. he is only permitted to use them to protect something or someone dear to him. and Wendee Lee provides his child voice. In battle. Guy spends much of his free time training with Lee to help him accomplish his dream of becoming a respected ninja by using onlytaijutsu. even forbidden. Because some of these techniques. and her English voice actor is Danielle Judovits. 98 Her Japanese seiyū is Yukari Tamura. Rock Lee Main article: Rock Lee Rock Lee (ロック・リー Rokku Rī?) is a member of Team Guy and the favorite student of team leader Might Guy. Though never actually trained in the form. During a fight she uses the hundreds of weapons kept stored in scrolls she carries with her to bombard opponents with pinpoint accuracy. Of all the Naruto protagonists. techniques. and his voice actor is Brian Donovan in English. One such example is his Byakugan.ch. and longs to prove that a female ninja can be just as skilled as a male ninja. In the English adaptations. can pose a severe risk to Lee's body. he always utilizes honorifics such as "san" and "kun". Rock Lee was unable to use ninjutsu or genjutsu techniques. such as his wardrobe and his perseverance. and she holds him in high regard since he can always block her attacks.ch. such as the ability to open the eight chakra gates. In the ninja academy. 101 As the series progresses. but his persistence impressed Guy.Neji displays his title as a prodigy of the Hyuga throughout the series. series creator Masashi Kishimoto favors her design more than those of any of the other female characters he has created. 84 Guy has taught him a number of powerful. 52 In the Japanese anime and manga. 73Despite her lack of appearances. Tenten receives the least amount of screen time. ranging from projectiles to close-combat weapons and even explosives by the second part of the series. His voice in the English anime is provided bySteve Staley. 197 In the Japanese anime. Neji has been able to replicate it and its most powerful attacks through simple observation. he is voiced by Keiko Nemoto. Tenten specializes in weaponry. an eye technique that by default gives the owner a near-360-degree field of vision within a fifty meter radius. the battle's start and her eventual defeat are the only portions shown. Neji refines these abilities into more powerful counterparts. ch. Tenten uses this expertise to help Neji Hyuga train his defensive techniques. Might Guy .ch. Tenten Tenten (テンテン?) is the only female member of Team Guy. he never uses contractions.ch. either to increase their potency or to fix an inherent flaw. Lee has adopted several of Guy's habits because of this. Neji constantly trains to overcome a small blindspot and to increase the Byakugan's range of sight.
ch. including his "My Rules" philosophy. who became the Third Hokage. Guy specializes in physical attacks. Throughout the series. When not teaching Lee a new ability. has been the longest-ruling Hokage. the Third Hokage (三代目火影 Sandaime Hokage?). Throughout the series. Might Guy (マイト・ガイ Maito Gai?) is the leader of Team Guy. Lee has modeled himself in his master's image. Lee has also adopted many of Guy's mannerisms. which only further motivates Guy to defeat Kakashi and his "coolness". Tsunade. during an invasion of Konohagakure. Guy is usually found in competition with his self-proclaimed rival. Guy deliberately chooses not to use techniques other than physical attacks. 65 In the Japanese anime. who founded the village along with Madara Uchiha. 180 Series creator Masashi Kishimoto likens Guy's passionate personality to that of a physical education teacher he had in junior high school. who became the Second Hokage (二代目火影 Nidaime Hokage?). He is a peace-loving leader. who took the position of Fourth Hokage. the Third abdicated in favor of Minato Namikaze. In battle. Over the course of the series. When Danzo dies. Tobirama Senju (千手扉間 Senju Tobirama?). 172 Danzo follows Tsunade becoming the unofficial Sixth Hokage after she enters a coma as a consequence of defending the village from Pain. Because of Guy's dedication to him. ch. Hiruzen Sarutobi. the nine-tailed fox. see Akira Kobayashi. his seiyū is Masashi Ebara. The First Hokage (初代火影 Shodai Hokage?) was Hashirama Senju (千 手柱間 Senju Hashirama?). and his English voice actor is Skip Stellrecht.ch.He in turn was followed by one of his students. which he constantly tries to teach to Lee. he created the trees that act as the foundation for Konohagakure. mimicking Guy's distinctive green jumpsuit and shiny bowl haircut. but he is slain in battle by his former student. After a long rule. Hokage The Hokage (火影?. but notes that the teacher was not a model for Guy's character. With his unique Mokuton abilities. lit. Tsunade continues after her coma lifts.ch. but reclaimed his position after the Fourth gave his life to save the village from Kurama. Rock Lee. The First was succeeded by his younger brother. there have been five Hokage. which involves setting tough self-imposed penalties for failure in the belief that the punishment will make him stronger. succeeds him as the Fifth Hokage. While Lee is forced to concentrate on physical attacks due to his inability to use other types of techniques. having served two separate terms. and his method of rule became a model for all subsequent Hokage. 1 The Third is the Hokage at the beginning of the series. "Fire Shadow") is the leader of Konohagakure. For the Japanese actor nicknamed "Maito Gai". 489 Hiruzen Sarutobi Hiruzen Sarutobi (猿飛 ヒルゼン Sarutobi Hiruzen?). he acts as a source .ch. Kakashi Hatake. 137 Another of his students."Maito Gai" redirects here. who are honored by the village by having sculptures of their faces carved into the rock formation overlooking Konohagakure. preferring nonviolent discussions to his advisers' more militaristic suggestions. Kakashi has never displayed a particular interest in their rivalry. and dedicates most of his time to only one of his students. Orochimaru.ch.
137 In the Japanese anime. 2 In his youth Hiruzen was known as "The Professor" (プロフェッサー Purofessā?).ch. and throughout Part II leads .ch. Minato Namikaze Minato Namikaze (波風 ミナト Namikaze Minato?). He developed a jutsu that was in essence a teleportation jutsu. Tsunade hates the position when she is first introduced. Despite her connections to past Hokage.ch. 367 He was the student of Jiraiya and the teacher of Kakashi Hatake.ch. and his English voice actor is Steve Kramer. but much younger. their familial relationship is not revealed until Part II of the series. saving Konoha from destruction and giving Naruto access to its great strength. as he purportedly knew every jutsu in Konohagakure. hoping it would help Naruto to become strong on his own. is a former student of the Third Hokage. not as the host of Kurama. he gave his life to seal Kurama. into Naruto's body. 172 As a result. and Tsunade. She will fulfill her role to address matters important to the village.ch. allowing him to wipe out whole armies in the blink of an eye. Orochimaru had always been his favorite student. 170 She is also the granddaughter of the First Hokage and grandniece of the second Hokage. 121 When he is unable to win. Although Naruto and Minato are noted to have a number of similar traits throughout the series. his seiyū is Hidekatsu Shibata. is the father of Naruto Uzumaki and spouse to Kushina Uzumaki. such that enemy villages issued flee-on-sight orders if ever he appeared on a battlefield. and from the start. the Fourth Hokage (四代目火影 Yondaime Hokage?). 169 Despite the importance of her position. bringing an end to the invasion and thus allowing Hiruzen to die happily.ch.ch. His seiyu is Toshiyuki Morikawa and his English voice actor isTony Oliver. is one of the few characters to treat Naruto Uzumaki as a person. he still manages to rob Orochimaru of his ability to use jutsu (by "sealing" his arms). ch. she lost faith in the title and the concept of dreams. Tsunade tends to avoid her everyday duties. who consistently overcomes any obstacle in his own dreams of being Hokage.of wisdom to younger generations. After her brother and boyfriend Dan died in pursuit of their dreams to become Hokage.ch. the nine-tailed fox. Orochimaru. Tsunade Tsunade (綱手?). 2 Kishimoto has expressed desire to make a spin-off series with Minato as the protagonist. thus earning him the title of "Konoha's Yellow Flash" (木ノ葉の黄色い閃光 Konoha no Kiiroi Senkō?). Tsunade accepts the position of Fifth Hokage (五代目火 影 Godaime Hokage?) to protect Konohakagure on behalf of everyone she has loved. Hiruzen fights him to repent for never prosecuting Orochimaru as he should have. as well as her former teammates Jiraiya and Orochimaru. When Orochimaru invades Konoha years later. instead leaving them for her assistants. It is later revealed during Naruto's battle with Pain that he is Naruto's biological father and that he never told anyone. 240 Before the start of the series. so many characters in the series refer to her with the Japanese honorific "hime" (princess). Minato was a prodigy among ninja. She regains her faith in both after meeting Naruto Uzumaki. and Hiruzen could never bring himself to recognize Orochimaru's evil qualities. He was also the teacher of Jiraiya.
to secretly ensure he would become Hokage. and can heal injuries that most others would consider incurable. Danzo Shimura Danzo Shimura (志村 ダンゾウ Shimura Danzō?) is one of the oldest villagers in Konohagakure. and Temari as they appear at the end of Part I . his own personal black ops team. Tsunade's seiyū is Masako Katsuki. Her healing abilities are such that she has devised a method of Mitotic regeneration for herself.ch. Her age is similar to that of her former teammates Jiraiya and Orochimaru. Danzo has been at odds with Tsunade and acts on his agenda of killing off Sasuke in secret. the latter in order to restore Shisui's eye. while at the Kage conference. 285 But after Konohagakure is destroyed and Tsunade is left in a coma. she perceives it as a bad omen.ch. using his new found power to have the ninja track down both Sasuke and Kabuto. 238Tsunade is a compulsive gambler with terrible luck. On the rare occasions that she hits a winning streak. 149 Despite her odd personality. ch. ch. Sand Siblings Kankuro. 298 Throughout Part II. as well as the vast amount of Sharingan eyes grafted to his arm. He was one of the elders who orchestrated the Uchiha Clan's demise. and her English voice actor is Debi Mae West. Gaara. Tsunade is a talented medical ninja. making her all but invincible in battle.ch. she appears to have superhuman strength that allows her to reduce buildings to rubble. but she constantly assumes the appearance of a twenty-year-old woman with large breasts. 285 Since then he has been using The Foundation. However. 169 In the Japanese anime. a war hawk who believes that all of the former Hokage have placed peace above the village's best interests. Danzo is forced into fighting Sasuke. 481 In the Japanese anime he is voiced by Hiroshi Ito and in the English version he is voiced by William Frederick Knight. He dies shortly after Sasuke mortally wounds him. He was once considered for the position of Third Hokage.Konoha in combatingAkatsuki.ch. However. The right half of his body is covered in bandages to hide a damaged Sharingan eye transplanted from the body of Shisui Uchiha. but that title was given to Hiruzen Sarutobi whom he served as an adviser.ch. He also had himself injected with the cells of the First Hokage allowing him to use the Senju Clan's unique skills. Danzo finally convinces the Fire Country's feudal lord to make him Acting Candidate Sixth Hokage (六代目火影候補 Rokudaime Hokage Kouho?). using it greatly shortens her overall lifespan.
though he tends to hold his tongue for fear of being killed. and his English voice actor is Michael Lindsay. as she questions Sunagakure's justifications for going to war withKonohagakure.ch. Unlike her more combat-loving brothers.The Sand Siblings are ninja from the village of Sunagakure and the children of the Fourth Kazekage. lit. 36 In Part II. in which she begins acting as a liaison between Sunagakure and Konohagakure to help the two . 131 His battle with Naruto during the invasion of Konoha changes this mentality. Similar to Naruto.ch. lit. 95 This trait carries over to Part II. 249 Gaara's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Akira Ishida. For the first half of the series. his father intended to make him a military weapon for Sunagakure by sealing the One-Tailed Shukaku (一尾の守鶴 Ichibi no Shukaku?). in Part II. He was created by Kishimoto as a foil to Naruto Uzumaki. Sasori. inside him. lit.ch. the leader of the village. Black Ant traps opponents in its body to make them easier targets. Kishimoto changed their costumes for their return due to the difficulty in drawing their original attire. killing others to affirm the value of his existence. Gaara was tormented by his fellow villagers for being the host of a tailed beast. as a result. Due to their interactions with Naruto Uzumaki. Kankuro is later seen using Sasori's body as his new puppet. aiding him in his attempts to retrieve Sasuke Uchiha fromOrochimaru. Crow). a powerful and dangerous tailed beast. he becomes more willing to help others as the purpose for his existence. once Gaara begins to reveal his dreams and motivations to Kankuro. Black Ant). and Sanshōuo (山椒魚?. 59 They come to Konohagakure to participate in the biannual ninja exams. Kuroari (黒蟻?. Kankuro Kankuro (カンクロウ Kankurō?) is the second oldest of the three siblings. with a similar background yet a highly divergent personality. Temari Temari (テマリ?) is the oldest of the three siblings. Kankuro becomes very protective of Gaara. Crow is used for offensive purposes.  In the Japanese anime. he lashes out at anyone who speaks poorly of Gaara and when Gaara is kidnapped. they later return as allies of Konohagakure.ch.  Gaara Main article: Gaara Gaara (我愛羅?) is the youngest of the three siblings. he is frequently at odds with Gaara. and has thus far been shown to have three puppets in his arsenal: Karasu (烏?. 249 Kankuro is a talented puppeteer. and Salamander protects Kankuro and his allies from enemy attacks. Temari values peace. and serve as antagonists in the subsequent invasion of Konohagakure. he readily risks his life to save him. as well as to symbolize their new friendship with Konohagakure. his seiyū is Yasuyuki Kase.ch. Gaara developed a sadistic and withdrawn personality. After one of his few remaining relatives tried to kill him. Salamander). and his English voice actor is Liam O'Brien.ch. and he succeeds his deceased father as Sunagakure's Kazekage during Part II. Before Gaara was even born. The puppets are all destroyed by their original creator.
named after Konohagakure. Although still . 107 Temari's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Romi Paku. however. He strives to replace his grandfather as Hokage so the villagers of Konohagakure will recognize him by name. yet all of his attempts resulted in a mere recreation of Naruto. 12. is the grandson of the Third Hokage. a school for prospective ninja. Temari wields a giant iron fan that can create powerful gusts of wind capable of leveling the surrounding landscape.vol. and Iruka in turn has great faith in Naruto's potential to be a great ninja. Colleen O'Shaughnessey is his English voice actor.ch. along with his teammates. Tsunade and Orochimaru. she typically uses her winds to remove parts of the battlefield that might be advantageous to the enemy. determination. but this was abandoned in favor of a more relaxed appearance. hisseiyū is Toshihiko Seki. He eventually gave Konohamaru small. He looks to Naruto Uzumaki as a mentor in this quest. and by Akiko Koike as a stand-in. noting that it makes drawing them "worthwhile". Other Iruka Umino Iruka Umino (うみの イルカ Umino Iruka?) is a Konohagakure ninja and instructor at the Ninja Academy. not as the Hokage's grandson. Jiraiya Main article: Jiraiya (Naruto) Jiraiya (自来也?) is a Konohagakure ninja and one of Naruto's teachers. 2:126 When Iruka was a child. the nine-tailed fox. vol. and her English voice actor is Tara Platt. As she is skilled at deducing an opponent's strategies and weaknesses soon after a battle begins. his parents were killed by Kurama.ch. emulating his work ethic. 1 In the Japanese anime. and signature jutsu such as the Rasengan and a variety of other techniques. 2Konohamaru's design caused great difficulties for Masashi Kishimoto. In battle. 170 Jiraiya is known throughout the Naruto world as the "Toad Sage" (蝦蟇仙人 Gama Sennin?) due to his toad-related jutsu. angry-looking eyes. He bears no ill will towards Naruto. he intended for Konohamaru to look like a "punk" smaller than Naruto. Konohamaru Sarutobi Konohamaru Sarutobi (猿飛 木ノ葉丸 Sarutobi Konohamaru?). Naruto thinks of Iruka as a father-figure because of this.ch.vol. As a child. that he will only become Hokage after Naruto has been Hokage first. Kishimoto has commented that out of all the master-pupil relationships he has created in the Naruto series. ch. 2:26 He is voiced in the Japanese anime by Ikue Ōtani. and his English voice actor is Quinton Flynn.villages work together. instead being one of the few people at the start of the series to recognize Naruto as a person and not just a container for Kurama. and was instantly happy with the design. Konohamaru insists. Masashi Kishimoto's initial design of Iruka featured "evil" eyes and sharper cheekbones. which was sealed into Naruto Uzumaki. Jiraiya was under the tutelage of the Third Hokage. the bond between Naruto and Jiraiya is his favorite.
he spends much of his time traveling. and over the years. many of the attacks she uses in the series are poison-based. he often says what he actually thinks of a person. Sai has been trained to not possess or desire any type of emotion or camaraderie. Jiraiya's personality is openly lecherous. He eventually learns . Kishimoto was careful in his design to make him stand out. Jiraiya is voiced by Hōchū Ōtsuka. Tsunade taught her medical techniques. Chiyo gives up her life to revive Gaara. and his English voice actor is David Lodge.affiliated with Konohagakure. resulting with him choosing names such as "fatso" and "ugly". as she identifies details that Tsunade tends to overlook. the leader of Sunagakure. is able to confront and kill her grandson Sasori. including using concealed poisoned needles or emitting toxic gas from her mouth. Having been a member of The Foundationsince he was a child. she used her knowledge of poisons to aid Sunagakure. Chiyo Chiyo (チヨ?) is an adviser to Sunagakure who is introduced at the start of Part II. everything she knew. Chiyo is brought back through Impure World Resurrection to fight against the combined Shinobi army. She is mistrustful of other ninja villages. 282 In the Japanese anime. creating interference with Tsunade's plans and temporarily straining the relationship between the two. In Part II of the series. 280 In later chapters. Shizune's concern for details causes her to question Tsunade's judgment. After spending time with Naruto Uzumaki. her seiyū is Keiko Nemoto. 303 Sai's attempts to form bonds involve giving pet names to others. 91 During Part I.ch. making treaties as a formality and quietly strengthening Sunagakure's military might simultaneously. however. and he proudly describes himself as a "super pervert". Sai Sai (サイ?) is a ninja who joins Team 7 in Part II. he begins to crave bonds with other people. Replacing Sasuke in the team. he takes Naruto as his student. and her English voice actor is Megan Hollingshead. authoring a series of best-selling adult romance novels. Chiyo joins a group of Konohagakure ninja in rescuing him. however.ch. Chiyo. and in the English version her voice actor is Barbara Goodson. hoping that the relationship of peace might be continued.ch. Despite their efforts. and returns him to Konohagakure in Part II as he begins to keep tabs on the movements of the criminal organization Akatsuki. in Part II. In the Japanese anime. Sasori.ch. 375 Touched by the genuine bond formed between Sunagakure and Konoha. She left Konohagakure with Tsunade after the death of her uncle.ch. only to have many of her efforts nullified by the work ofTsunade. which has since become his primary role in the series. 245 In the Japanese anime.ch. When Deidara defeats and kidnaps Gaara. After the alliance catches up with the kidnappers. 166 Shizune is one of the few characters that Tsunade trusts with absolute certainty. Gaara also dies before they can rescue him. She is a skilled puppeteer and taught her grandson. During the various ninja wars. ch. her seiyū is Ikuko Tani. with the help of Sakura Haruno. Despite her medicinal affinity. Shizune Shizune (シズネ?) is a Konohagakure ninja introduced in the series as Tsunade's assistant.
for instance. and has produced thousands of works. This is the primary reason he is assigned to Team 7. 312 When not making an attempt to bond with others. 291 In the Naruto: Shippūden anime. as he can stop Naruto Uzumaki if Kurama. 298 During his childhood. It also allows him to suppress a tailed beast's influence over its host. who gave his life to seal the fox into his son. gets out of control. citing that as ninja they should be able to look after themselves. "Yamato" is not his real name. 541 When Akatsuki attacks him. 283 Sai's seiyū is Satoshi Hino in the Naruto: Shippūden anime. He is introduced during Part II as one of the two hosts that have yet to be captured by the criminal organizationAkatsuki. and his English voice actor is Reno Wilson. he stays on the team in an additional leadership position. Yamato can form anything out of wood at will. the nine-tailed fox within him. 285 After Kakashi's return. 317 Unlike Kakashi. Yamato will leave them behind if they become a hindrance.ch. 419. who is often called the Nine-Tails (九尾の妖狐 Kyūbi no Yōko?. and thus never knew that Yamato had successfully obtained the First's Mokuton techniques.ch. calling Ino Yamanaka "pretty lady". Orochimaru was forced to flee Konohagakure before he could complete his testing. 537 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Hisao Egawa. and in the English version he is voiced by Troy Baker. When using Mokuton techniques. 411 Killer Bee is the adoptive brother of A (エー Ē?). Killer Bee has complete control over the beast sealed within him. who places his teammates before the mission.ch. In battle he uses its great strength to increase the lethality of his professional wrestling-styled attacks. Yamato was abducted by Orochimaru and experimented upon in an attempt to replicate the First Hokage's unique abilities. Yamato's seiyū is Rikiya Koyama. he pretends to be captured to escape at the cost of losing some from eight-tailed's chakra and pursue a career as an enka music singer. and as such is expected to be the guardian of the village. as a single swipe of one of its tails can raise tsunamis and flatten mountains.ch. the current Raikage of Kumogakure. Kurama is responsible for attacking Konohagakure before being stopped by the Fourth Hokage. but rather a codename assigned to him for the purposes of joining Team 7. Nine-Tailed Demon Fox) is the most powerful of the tailed beasts. Naruto Uzumaki. His artistic talents extend to his choice of attacks in battles: he can infuse chakra with his inking brush to make his drawings come to life.ch. 413 He is also a talented swordsman capable of using up to eight swords at once and to execute attacks that are improvisible enough to render Sasuke's Sharingan useless.ch.from his mistakes and attempts the opposite approach. twelve years before the series' .ch. and his English voice actor is Benjamin Diskin. the other being series protagonist Naruto Uzumaki. ch. lit.ch.ch. Killer Bee Killer Bee (キラービー Kirābī?) is a ninja from the village of Kumogakure. Sai spends his time painting and drawing. Yamato Yamato (ヤマト?) is introduced during Part II of the series as a temporary replacement for Kakashi Hatake as the leader of Team 7. 411 The host of the ushi-oni-like eight-tailed beast.ch. Kurama Kurama (九喇嘛?).
E.ch.M.ch. as well as full costumes used for cosplay. Anime Boredom agreed with this assessment. plush dolls of characters' Part I and Part II appearances. 291 Naruto eventually takes control of the fox's chakra with help from his mother Kushina Uzumaki. As the seal is to be broken if Naruto uses all of Kurama's chakra. extolling the characters as "well rounded" and "imaginative".  T.E. backpacks. In the Japanese anime. and celebrated how the characters allowed the series to successfully incorporate comedy. and other accessories. and other media. Apparel such as clothing. and figurines—many of which are limited editions produced in small quantities. Anime News Network praised the characters' "distinctive clothing. Reception The characters of Naruto have received both praise and criticism from publications dedicated to anime. after a couple isolated incidents of falling under its influence during heated battles. and trading cards from the Naruto Collectible Card Game. Kurama's former possessor. dismissing the characters as echoes of stereotypicalshōnen characters. Peter.H. The entertainment website Mania asserted that the series lacked the "tremendous depth in it’s [sic] characters" or "the most flushed out backgrounds" seen in other shōnen series. action. key chains. and praised the "deeply moving emotional trials" they undergo over the course of the series. 499 Kishimoto was mainly inspired to create Kurama based on thecharacter with the same name from the manga series YuYu Hakusho.H. The anime and manga magazine Neo described Naruto's character as "irksome". hair. provoking his rage and thus allowing its violent personality to influence and consume him. have been released. 1 Throughout the series. but lamented the characters' personalities tended to fall between Naruto's "charisma and coolness" and Sasuke's "blandness". A second review from T. and believed the primary focus of the series was on the fighting. making it difficult to think about the characters on "any deep or meaningful level". manga. and drama together in a believable manner.ch. Merchandise Several types of merchandise have been produced based on the likeness of the characters in the Naruto series. commenting that Naruto Uzumaki combined the finer values of his shōnen predecessors. Many characters are also featured on posters. The visual appearances of the characters in the anime and manga have also received notice from reviewers. and in the English adaptation. Active Anime lauded the characters for not being "simple cardboard cut-out characters" due to their "fleshed out personalities" and "underlying dramatic motivations". wallpapers. Other merchandise includes action figures. and noted that several of the characters were not likable.start. its seiyū is Tesshō Genda. but attributed the series' "almost sickening addictiveness" to its level of characterization. ch. Naruto tries to gain dominance over Kurama and harness its great strength to perform jutsu that would normally be impossible for a ninja of his age.M. Anime Reviews disagreed. Kurama tries to gain control over Naruto. 95 At the same time. faces and personalities" that . Anime Reviews offered a more positive view. it is voiced by Paul St.
Retrieved 2010-04-03.E. Derrick. September 17. "Mania. they produced "artistic renderings that leave little to be desired on the part of fans of the manga". Justin (August 7. 141 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. has continually ranked high in the official Weekly Shōnen Jump popularity poll of the series. reaching as high as 5th position. 2. 2006). 531 while Deidara ranked 6th in the latest poll. 4. ^ a b Rich. Despite this. p. p. Retrieved March 27. Anime News Network. "Naruto GN 8-10 . Retrieved March 27. p. . 10. since his debut in the manga. Anime Reviews admitted in their second review that when the animators were at their best. October 17. 2008.ch. 5.Review". Several of the antagonists have been very popular within Naruto reader base.com >> Disc Reviews >> Naruto Box Set 04 (also w/special edition)". 13. movement and the human form" and "impeccable visual timing". Anime Reviews. 14. 12. Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. 122.Second Opinion".made them easily identifiable. TV Tokyo. Naruto. "THEM Anime Reviews 4. "THEM Anime Reviews 4. 139 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. 112-114 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. p. 140 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. but ultimately concluded the animation was "a mixed bag". ^ Kishimoto. 8.E.H. 2005.H. Masashi (2007). the villain of the previous arc. p. Cartoon Network. Anime Reviews described Kishimoto as "an average artist at best" and derided the poor transition of his artistic style into animation. Retrieved 2010-04-03. 3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes?". versus Zabuza Momochi.E. Christina. T. Mania. 138 ^ a b c d Ross. 11. 2008. Carl (November 2.ch. ^ a b c Tucker. 2002. pp.M.com. 9.M.Naruto .M. 142 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. as well as Kishimoto's "clear eye for geography.0 .H. p.Naruto". T. ^ a b c d Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Studio Pierrot. 7. noting that he had no redeeming qualities. ^ a b c Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. ISBN 1-4215- 1407-9. Viz Media.E. Although a large number of antagonists appear in the series.0 . Anime Reviews. ^ a b Kimlinger. Mania Entertainment has called Orochimaru the "first real villain". Naruto. 531 Footnotes 1. T. p. Itachi Uchiha.M. 6. T. Studio Pierrot. 118 ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "宿敵!?サスケとサクラ".H. 2007).
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