List of Naruto characters

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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.[1]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.[2][3] 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.[4][5]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.[3][6]
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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.[2]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.[7] 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.[1] 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".[8] 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". [9] 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.[10] 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.[11]

Protagonists
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

Naruto Uzumaki
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.[7] 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.[12][13]

Sasuke Uchiha
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.[1] 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.

After his 1st attempt is delayed by the Sound Ninja 4. Sasuke. and she is voiced by Kate Higgins in the English adaptation.[8] Kakashi treats his leadership position with a detached manner. they became increasingly distant due to their shared affection for Sasuke Uchiha. however. and his English voice actor is Dave Wittenberg. 212 Although he mentors all three members of Team 7 early in the series.ch. Kishimoto had originally intended for Kakashi to be introduced earlier in the series than he actually was.[1] As a child. however. 243 With Obito's Sharingan.ch. 3 But after Sasuke leaves the village. she resolves to become stronger by training with Tsunade. She was comforted by Ino Yamanaka. During most of Part I. In the Japanese anime. 176 Kakashi's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kazuhiko Inoue. he is unable to prevent Sasuke from leaving the village to seek Orochimaru for greater power. a feature Kishimoto has tried to emphasize in Sakura's appearances. Obito Uchiha. teaching him his Chidori technique.[12][13] 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. Sakura was taunted by other children because of her large forehead. ch. In Part II when Sakura and Naruto are 16. the leader of Team 7 and the sensei of Naruto. Sakura is in love with Sasuke.[14] As the two continued to grow.ch. and created him as an easygoing person that would be able to keep the members of Team 7 in check.During an encounter with his brother in Part I. 1. earning the moniker "Copy Ninja Kakashi" (コピー忍者のカカシ Kopī Ninja no Kakashi?). In a gaiden on Kakashi's past.ch. she displays highly developed skills from her training giving her the brutal power and strength of about 10 men.[12][13] 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. including his tardiness. 297 In the Japanese anime. Kakashi has amassed a reputation as a skilled and powerful ninja. who gave Kakashi his Sharingan eye and imparted many of his habits. this is shown to be the result of an incident in which he witnessed the death of one of his teammates. Sasuke's seiyū is Noriaki Sugiyama. and his English voice actor is Yuri Lowenthal.ch. he concentrates on training Sasuke as the series continues. which leads him to leave the village to seek more power from the criminal Orochimaru. and is consistently late to meetings as a result. her seiyū is Chie Nakamura. and Sakura. she makes Naruto make a lifelong promise to bring him back. 237 His teammates' attempts to recover him from Orochimaru forms a major component of the Part II plot. Kishimoto created her as the heroine of the series. vol. although he has admitted that he has little perception of what an ideal heroine should be.[12][13] . Sasuke is easily beaten. 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.

ch. 170 His desire to obtain immortality led him to conduct experiments on other Konohagakure ninja. who took Kabuto and raised him as a son. and his role as a villain is gradually escalated as the series progresses. Orochimaru is a former ninja of Konohagakure and a student of the Third Hokage. his most common seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kujira. The village is not contiguous.Antagonists Otogakure See also: World of Naruto Otogakure (音隠れの里 Otogakure no Sato?. and his desire for a new host. As a child.ch.ch. "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. 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. After attacking fellow Akatsuki member Itachi Uchiha. Orochimaru Main article: Orochimaru (Naruto) Orochimaru (大蛇丸?) is one of the primary antagonists of the Naruto series. particularly Sasuke Uchiha. he participates in the bi-annual ninja exams as a villager of Konohagakure so as to gather information on his fellow participants. 66 Kabuto began acting as a spy for numerous countries and organizations.[15] In the series. in the hopes of destroying his former home. 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. 88 Kabuto is highly proficient with medical techniques. Kishimoto worked towards making him appear "pasty and sickly" as part of his theme of distinguishing villains from the protagonists. 69 His immortality technique involves transferring his consciousness between different host bodies. for instance. who defeats him. During his time in the village. and the corresponding English voice actor is Steven Blum. lit. He is soon revealed to be a spy and Orochimaru's foremost servant. he leaves Akatsuki and establishes his own ninja village. which ordered him to enter the service of Orochimaru. 164 In Part II Kabuto integrates . is one of his driving motivations throughout the series. 238 Because of his different host bodies and the disguises he assumes. and he eventually fled the village and joined the criminal organization Akatsuki. consisting of multiple assorted lairs located within the Land of Sound and outside it.ch. ch. he was found on a battlefield by a medical officer from Konohagakure.ch. 289 Kabuto uses his various former affiliations as a means to gather intelligence on Orochimaru's behalf. To emphasize his role as a villain. Otogakure. Jiraiya and Tsunade.[16][17] 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.ch. including the criminal organization Akatsuki.

184 The group was originally known as the "Sound Five". Itachi Uchiha and Kisame Hoshigaki.ch. 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. At any given time. Kabuto's seiyū isNobutoshi Canna. who operate in two-man teams. but Kabuto expresses desire to kill Sasuke Uchiha.Orochimaru's remains into his body in order to become powerful enough to not serve anyone again. 201 As a group they specialize in barriers. as they were forced to accept Kimimaro (君麻呂?) as the leader after he defeated the entire group in battle. sealing techniques as well as possessing their own individual uniquetechniques.ch.ch. the Akatsuki's goal is world domination by using the power of the nine tailed beasts. They share similar clothing. but dies as a result of his illness. "Hidden Sound Shinobi Four People". 239 The members of Akatsuki are ninja who have abandoned their villages. The Sound Four act as his bodyguards. After Kimimaro became bedridden due to his illness. a large-sized man who specializes in absorbing chakra and close-quarters combat. the most powerful and wanted ninja in the Naruto universe. 187 Kidomaru (鬼童丸 Kidōmaru?). Sasuke manages to escape. English TV: "Sound Ninja Four") are Orochimaru's elite bodyguards. which greatly increases the strengths of the users when active. 357 Once mastering Orochimaru's jutsu for summoning the souls of the dead.ch. and are considered by their former homes to be S-class criminals. to capture Kurama (the nine-tailed fox sealed within Naruto Uzumaki) Akatsuki is not prominently featured in Part I. capturing Gaara and extracting . 184 Akatsuki Akatsuki (暁?. and his English voice actor is Henry Dittman. They are introduced during Orochimaru's invasion of Konohagakure.ch. showing his abilities to fight with his own bones. ch.ch. "Dawn" or "Daybreak") is an organization of criminal ninja that serves as the primary antagonistic force of the Naruto series. and afterwards settle things with Naruto once he has learned to control the remains. 217 All of them possess Orochimaru's cursed seals. defensive walls. lit. ch. most notably a long. 206 Kimimaro laters joins the group to protect Sasuke. dark cloak bearing red clouds and a chin-high collar.ch.ch.ch. though he acts through the group's figurehead leader Pain. It is composed of Jirobo (次郎坊 Jirōbō?). and although they are all defeated by Konohagakure ninja. a woman that uses a flute to control summoned demons and cast illusions. two twin brothers which have the ability of combining their bodies. the group resumed calling themselves the Sound Four. Orochimaru's remains gradually begin to take over his body. Led by Tobi. but do not become a prominent part of the story until Sasuke Uchiha attempts to leave Konohagakure to join Otogakure. they take a more active role. 143 In Part II. Akatsuki is composed of ten members. a sixarmed ninja who can produce spider-webs to fight and specialized in ranged combat.204 and Tayuya (多由也?). Aside from an attempt by two Akatsuki members.ch. 203. lit. 520 In the Japanese anime. Sound Four The Sound Four (音隠れの忍四人衆 Otogakure no Shinobi Yonin Shū?. 192 Sakon (左近?) and Ukon (右近?).

Kisame is decapitated by Bee and the Raikage. with the explanation that he was testing his abilities. 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. 400 In the Japanese anime. Though having spent his early youth as the child prodigy of the Uchiha clan. He was also a terrorist bomber-for-hire before Itachi Uchiha forced him to join Akatsuki. 508 His seiyūin the Japanese anime is Tomoyuki Dan. Deidara Deidara (デイダラ?) is a former ninja of Iwagakure. Sasuke Uchiha. but in all following appearances. Samehada (鮫肌 "Sharkskin" in Shippuden?). Kisame was one of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. the real Kisame having hidden inside Samehada. as well as working towards capturing the remaining tailed beasts. who voiced Itachi in episodes 29 and 30. 487 He attempts to flee from the ninjas but is defeated by Guy and captured. In battle. comparable to a tailed beast. While he was still loyal to Kirigakure.ch. Itachi is treated as a villain for much of the series. but he performed the massacre under the orders of Konoha's leadership so as to prevent an Uchiha coup d'état. 258 After discarding Samehada when it chose Killer Bee over him. It is later revealed that was just a shapeshifting technique performed by Zetsu. 142 By fusing Samehada into him.ch. 224 Around the time of his death his villainous role is downplayed. is a living weapon covered in scales that can absorb untold amounts of an opponent's chakra. Itachi's seiyū isHideo Ishikawa. he has been voiced by Crispin Freeman. he frequently shapes water into the forms of sharks to damage opponents. His sword. and sharp triangular teeth.ch. from his body.ch. but not before using one of them to steal back the information he had compiled and send it to the Akatsuki. having a unique appearance with pale blue skin. sparing only his brother. a group of violent ninja that use particularly large swords in battle. His first voice actor in the English anime was Skip Stellrecht. ensuring him an infinite amount of stamina. and his English voice actor is Kirk Thornton. Kisame can assume a more shark-like form that increases his abilities.the one-tailed tanuki. Though he came to embrace the organization. Deidara holds a grudge against . not only is he revealed to have had help from Madara Uchiha in killing the clan. 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.ch. Kisame committes suicide by summoning sharks and allowing them to eat him. Kisame Hoshigaki Kisame Hoshigaki (干柿 鬼鮫 Hoshigaki Kisame?) is a former ninja of Kirigakure and partnered to Itachi Uchiha. Shukaku. Only allowing those it sees as worthy to wield it. a gill-like facial structure.ch. He is initially portrayed as being solely responsible for the killing of his entire clan and family. Kisame himself has massive amounts of chakra.ch. Samehada can provide the user with the chakra it holds.

and adopts a genuine care for his well-being. he is voiced by Quinton Flynn.ch. and is often sent to dispose of bodies Akatsuki does not . literally "going out with a bang" as his fellow Akatsuki members put it. Deidara becomes more like a teacher to Tobi. 363 He is later resurrected by Kabuto. His parents were killed by Sakumo Hatake. leaving him in the care of his grandmother. and in the English version he is voiced by Kari Wahlgren and as an adult. Chiyo who taught Sasori the art of puppetry. and is replaced by Tobi after his death. he can animate and control them remotely. 366 Each of Deidara's hands have mouths on them that. he is partnered with Sasori. 271 Sakura Haruno and Chiyo eventually destroy his heart. In the Japanese anime. and so Deidara transforms himself into a living bomb in an effort to kill Sasuke and to prove the supremacy of his art. but fails in the attempt.ch.[18] In his cameo appearance in episode 135 of the English adaptation. Sasori fights Kankuro.ch. but not before telling Sakura about his rendezvous with one of Orochimaru's henchmen who had been working for him as a spy. and from the time of their creation to their detonation. Deidara's bombs can take any form he chooses. 520 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Katsuhiko Kawamoto. 464 After being resurrected by Kabuto.ch. 263 In time he even converted his own body into a puppet. Lacking the love of parents. 255 He is cannibalistic.ch.Itachi and all Uchiha throughout the series.ch. His scorpion-like puppet body. something that few other ninja are capable of. Because of this Zetsu serves a variety of different positions in Akatsuki. but is defeated and released from Kabuto's jutsu after being captured. which he refined to fit his needs over the years. create "sculptures" that are actually bombs that explode with varying intensities. Sasori left Sunagakure when he got older and joined Akatsuki where he is initially partnered with Orochimaru.ch. Itachi's younger brother.[18] Zetsu Zetsu (ゼツ?) is the only member of Akatsuki to regularly act without a partner. 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?). by infusing clay or other fine-grained minerals with chakra. This is in part a result of his ability to merge with any object and quickly travel to a new location. such as a spy that observes and reports on battles of interest. 267 After Orochimaru's defection Sasori teamed with Deidara. the only part of his humanity he kept when converting himself to a puppet. resulting in his death.ch. is able to systematically nullify his bombs in combat. Blanc. 248 Sasuke Uchiha. Sasori is voiced by Akiko Yajima as a child. 359 Upon joining the Akatsuki. 248 In due time he devised a way to convert the corpses of humans into puppets. as he feels their Sharingan eyes look down on his abilities. Though he abuses Tobi when he annoys him. ch. B. Hiruko. allowing him to use any of the ninja abilities they possessed during their life for himself. he is voiced by Takahiro Sakurai and the English version by Johnny Yong Bosch. which essentially gives him eternal life and allows him to control hundreds of puppets at once. who looks to him and his artistic knowledge with reverence. and in the anime of Shippuden by Roger Craig Smith.ch.ch. is voiced by Yutaka Aoyama in the Japanese version and in the English version by J.

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. the original Madara is revived to aid Akatsuki exposing Tobi as an impersonator. 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.. one of the founders of Konohagakure and the Uchiha clan. 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 ?). from within its previous host. Minato Namikaze.ch. the nine-tailed fox. 467 Tobi is blackmailed by Kabuto Yakushi to form a reluctant alliance with him when presented with the real Madara's corpse. 395 After Deidara dies in a bid to kill Sasuke Uchiha with him. the two sides have their own personalities and knowledge bases. Tobi declares the Fourth Shinobi World War. 501 After Pain's death. Tobi takes Nagato's body to retrieve his Rinnegan. He initially acts carefree and goofy often resulting on him being attacked by Deidara. which allows him to use the Uchiha's techniques. Zetsu's seiyū is Nobuo Tobita. ch.ch.ch. 510. 317 In battle. who came into direct conflict with the First Hokage and was thought to be dead. his right side being black and his left being white. 490 To prepare for the war. Similarly. Replacing his left Sharingan with a Rinnegan. 310 Taking Sasuke under his wing. Zetsu has two voice actors: the black half is voiced by Michael Sorich and the white half is voiced by Brian Beacock. . bringing all life-forms under his command. 544 During the ensuing war. Tobi becomes able to replicate Pain's manipulation of six corpses.ch. If necessary.ch. frequently leading to discussions and arguments between the two.ch. 289 Using the DNA of the First Hokage and chakra from the tailed beasts. Tobi discloses the truth behind Itachi's secret life to him to have him on his side in destroying Konoha. 385 Now behaving more seriously.ch. Tobi takes the name of Madara Uchiha (うちは マダラ Uchiha Madara?).want found.[19]In the Japanese anime. Madara created numerous clones of Zetsu's white half to use as soldiers in the Fourth Ninja World War. 400 It is also revealed that Tobi is responsible for unsealing Kurama.ch. he decided to make Zetsu half black and half white to emphasize his split personality. he is capable of making his body intangible as well as teleport over great distances at will including to a pocket dimension inside him.ch. 512 As Kishimoto originally planned Akatsuki to be a group of individuals with close to no human characteristics. Kushina Uzumaki. he starts taking a special interest in Sasuke's development up to Itachi Uchiha's death while leading Akatsuki. 261 Zetsu's body is split into two different colors. and in the English Shippuden anime he is voiced by Travis Willingham. After the Kage refuse to surrender to him. 364 He also reveals having the Sharingan. who re-sealed Kurama.ch. In his cameo appearance in episode 134 of the English adaptation.ch.ch. to attack Konoha before the series' start resulting in the sacrifice from the Fourth Hokage.

The masks can be detached during combat situations to shoot elemental blasts at his opponents.ch. allowing him to reattach any bodypart.ch. 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. 325 After Hidan uses this ability to kill Asuma Sarutobi. 353 In the Japanese version of the anime. Hidan is no longer considered a member by the rest of Akatsuki. In the Japanese anime. and sadomasochistic partner of Kakuzu and a former ninja of Yugakure.Kishimoto found him to be his favorite Akatsuki character at the time to draw. he is sent out to participate in the war until being sealed. Hidan can create a voodoo doll-like link with his opponent. Kakuzu is motivated by greed and joins the Akatsuki to seek out valuablebounties. foul-mouthed. Tobi's seiyu is Wataru Takagi and since taking the name of Madara. he is voiced by Chris Edgerly and in Naruto Shippūden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 by Wally Wingert.[20] In the Japanese anime. "evil god") religion. his first persona is voiced by Michael Yurchak and the Madara one by Nolan North. Kakuzu is easily finished off by Kakashi.[22] He is a member of the Jashin(ジャシン?. his extreme temperament led Kakuzu to dislike having a partner and eventually killing whomever he is partnered with in a fit of rage. the Village Hidden in the Waterfalls. and Shikamaru burying his still-speaking remains in a place Akatsuki will never be able to reach.ch.[23] Kakuzu can store up to four spare hearts in animal masks that are sewn to his back. and can quickly be recalled to his body if he needs a replacement heart. 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. Hidan is not impaired while doing this. being paired up with the immortal Hidan as a result. the Village Hidden in Boiling Water.ch. 322 Kakuzu's body is composed of large amounts of black threads. Pain . back onto its owner. Once this link is created. Hidan Hidan (飛段?) is the immortal. However. After Naruto Uzumaki leaves his final heart on the brink of failure. his or another. Hidan's seiyū is Masaki Terasoma.[21] In the English anime. noting his mask to be easy to make. instead finding pleasure in the pain it causes him. lit. In the English version. 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.Shikamaru Nara fights him to avenge his teacher. 339 As such. he is voiced by Naoya Uchida.ch. Because he is immortal. allowing him to kill them by giving himself fatal injuries. by consuming an opponent's blood and then drawing Jashin's triangular-design on the ground.ch. Kakuzu Kakuzu (角都?) is the partner of Hidan and a former ninja of Takigakure. Kakuzu's seiyū is Takaya Hashi and in the English version he is voiced by Fred Tatasciore. any damage done to Hidan's body is reflected on his opponent.ch. 342After being resurrected by Kabuto. The threads are also capable of piercing flesh. Their battle culminates in Hidan being blown up.

Nagato's desires peace for the world. 378. the unique eye technique possessed by the Sage of the Six Paths.ch. The first Pain appearing in the series is actually Deva Pain. To that end he adopted the name "Pain" to conquer Amegakure before killing Hanzo. from left to right: Animal. was an Amegakure orphan trained by Jiraiya alongside Yahiko (弥彦?) before he became Deva Pain. Konan Konan (小南?) is the only female ninja in Akatsuki. Because she . Nagato came to the realization that peace could only be attained by teaching the world the pain caused by war. 373. one of six different bodies collectively known as The Six Paths of Pain (ペイン六道 Pein Rikudō?).ch. each of the six bodies are individually named after one of the six Buddhist paths of reincarnation. partnered to Konan and the principal figure in the tailed beast sealing ceremony thanks to his ability to manipulate souls. 509After Yahiko's death as a result of a trap by Hanzo years later. 369 All six bodies are eventually defeated by Naruto.ch. Pain (ペイン Pein?) is one of the major antagonists of the Naruto series. give Pain a "more dangerous" appearance and relate the pain of their installation to the character's name. Deva. while Nagato is voiced by Vic Mignogna. Asura. like Konan. 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. Awakening his Rinnegan secretly provided by Madara.The Six Paths of Pain. and in the Shippuden anime he is voiced by Troy Baker. [19] Each also has a Rinnegan (輪廻 眼?.ch. he is voiced by Dave Wittenberg. but after Itachi escapes Kabuto's control he is sealed by Itachi. the leader of Akatsuki. Naruto is able to renew Nagato's faith in his late master and in the possibility of peace. the six Paths use the Rinnegan to share visual information and coordinate attacks. "Saṃsāra Eye"). 419 All but one of the bodies have orange hair and a number of body piercings that. prompting Nagato to sacrifice his life in order to revive the people he killed in Konoha. ch. 449 Nagato is later resurrected by Kabuto and sent alongside Itachi to battle Naruto and Killer Bee. As such.Naraka. Kishimoto originally wanted her to have an obscene appearance showing more of her bust. As a result. In his cameo appearance in episode 135 of the English adaptation. lit. Controlled by a single conscious mind. 378 The Paths of Pain are controlled by Nagato (長門?) who. Pain's seiyū is Ken'yū Horiuchi. Human. In the Japanese anime. becoming a "god" in the eyes of Amegakure's citizens. from a design standpoint. Preta. while Nagato's seiyū is Junpei Morita.[19] Being a partner of Nagato.

Sasuke renames their group "Taka" and changes its mission to the destruction of Konoha. Taka splits as Jugo and Suigetsu are captured by the samurai of the Land of Iron. Konan's seiyū is Atsuko Tanakaand in the English anime. 373 Konan can divide her body into countless sheets of paper.who was used to create Orochimaru's cursed seals thanks to his enzymes that cause him to be mentally unstable. 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. Decapitating Knife). 351 After Itachi's death and Sasuke's discovery that the Uchiha were wiped out under the orders of Konohagakure. 482.serves under Pain. Sasuke agrees to work with Akatsuki to help them capture the eight-tailed beast. She fights him. 523 The second member is Karin (香燐?). lit. After Nagato's death. "Hawk") is a group formed by Sasuke Uchiha that consists of Orochimaru's former subordinates. "Snake"). Zabuza possesses a massive sword called Kubikiri Bōchō (首斬り包丁?. While Konan's abilities are restricted when the paper is wet. After a failed coup d'état wherein he tried to assassinate the Fourth Mizukage. her voice actor is Dorothy Elias-Fahn. 352. and Karin is abandoned by Sasuke during the ensuing fight with Danzō Shimura. While under Jiraiya. which she controls and reshapes remotely to scout out an area.ch.ch. 403 After Sasuke's failed infiltration of the Kage Summit in the Land of Iron. Konan withdraws her position in Akatsuki and leaves the organization. using it as a key component in her battle style. Zabuza and his followers fled the village and began working as mercenary . a former assistant to Orochimaru who specializes in track specific individuals through chakra over long distances.ch.ch. she is referred to by villagers of Amegakure as "God's angel".ch. 348 The third and last member is the prisoner Jugo (重吾 Jūgo?) . Itachi Uchiha. with its mission being to find and kill Sasuke's brother. 352 Its first recruited member is Suigetsu Hozuki (鬼灯 水月 Hōzuki Suigetsu?). since paper will cling to itself and lose its stiffness. Konan learned to take advantage of her natural talent with origami. Taka Taka (鷹?. she is confronted by Madara over the location of Nagato's Rinnegan eyes.ch. 372 Later. a former test subject of Orochimaru able to turn his body to liquid form. a group of ninja that use particularly large swords in battle. and sees Sasuke as the living legacy from his late friend Kimimaro. to avenge the latter's slaughter of the Uchiha clan. form weapons for attack.ch.ch. 510 In the Japanese anime. When first formed it goes by the name "Hebi" (蛇?. 365 and is highly flirtatious when she is alone with Sasuke.ch. who wishes to restore the Kirigakure's Seven Swordsmen by taking their swords. or create wings that mirror her title. Prior to carrying out this intent. which is later claimed by Suigetsu Hozukiafter Zabuza's death. she is able to use this weakness to her advantage as she implements explosive tags into her paper clones.ch. but is killed after being forced to reveal Nagato's resting place.

becoming a human shield to protect his master from Kakashi Hatake's Lightning Blade. Team 8. 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. Zabuza can blind an opponent.ch. joins Naruto Uzumaki and Team 7 in their search for Sasuke Uchiha.ch. however.assassins. 30 Like most Kirigakure ninja. Mona Marshall voiced Haku as a child. "Ice Release"). 354 Kiba Inuzuka . 21 Before he started working for Zabuza.ch.ch. his contract is revoked. 524 In the Japanese anime. ch. His area of expertise. As a result.ch. and kill them without them ever noticing his presence. is in assassinations. The members of Team 8 primarily concentrate on tracking. except Kurenai. Hyōton (氷遁?. allows him to mix wind and water elements to create ice. This reflects his pacifist nature.ch. and his English voice actor is Steven Blum. After wandering from place to place for a time he was found by Zabuza. During Part II. a job he is never able to finish due to interference by Tazuna's bodyguard. 524 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Mayumi Asano. He then bombards them with needles. 32 The Kubikiri Bōchō served as Zabuza's gravemarker until it was taken by Suigetsu. Other characters Team 8 Team 8 is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Kurenai Yuhi. Zabuza is skilled in water-based abilities. 516. his seiyū is Unshō Ishizuka. His father killed his mother when it was discovered that she possessed a genetic ability. so much so that when Naruto Uzumaki first meets Haku he ends up mistaking him for a girl. 30 Haku's genetic inheritance.ch. though is mortally wounded and dies soon afterwards. Zabuza kills him first. Because he takes too long to complete the task. Haku becomes unquestioningly protective of and loyal to Zabuza. and with his superb accuracy he can hit pressure points to put opponents in a death-like state. Haku dislikes fighting and does all that he can to subdue opponents without actually killing them. Haku lived as an orphan. He recognized Haku's talents and agreed to take him in as a tool. and Haku then killed him. and his English voice actor is Susan Dalian.ch.ch. 26 His talents lead to him being hired by a criminal mastermind named Gato to kill a man named Tazuna. 516. lit. despite being a ninja and Zabuza's tool of battle. due to her pregnancy. 24 Haku is resurrected by Kabuto later in the series to fight in the Shinobi World War. He commonly uses this ability to surround an enemy with ice mirrors that he can freely merge with and instantly move between. with each of the members' unique abilities being utilized in this role. 29 He ultimately gives his life in his mission to be useful to Zabuza. locate them by the sounds they make. Haku Haku (白?) is Zabuza Momochi's right hand man and most faithful follower. and only by being useful does he find a purpose in life. He has a heavily androgynous appearance. Kakashi Hatake. by blanketing an area in mist. and his employer tries to have Zabuza killed.

when Akamaru transforms into a clone of Kiba.ch. Since Akamaru is naturally better equipped for combat.[25] Shino Aburame Shino Aburame (油女 シノ Aburame Shino?) is one of the members of Team 8 and is fascinated with insects. Akamaru's vocal effects are provided by Jamie Simone though Kyle Hebert provided the voice of Akamaru when it took Kiba's form. Akamaru fights with him in battle. he relies on Kiba to provide the chakra for the combination attacks they execute. Akamaru.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. At the start of the series. 282 With his heightened sense of smell. ch. During a battle. Most apparent of his connection to dogs is the constant presence of his ninja dog (忍犬 ninken?). To help Kiba keep track of opponents. who voices Kiba. Shino's merciless tendencies. 70 Nevertheless. and the ability to detect others' chakra levels. and by the second half of the series he can use it to track things dogs cannot. have caused other characters to label him as "creepy. Kiba is fiercely loyal to Akamaru. which requires Akamaru to transform into a clone of Kiba. Shino directs his bugs towards an opponent. and helps to double-team opponents with volleys of physical attacks. growing claws and traveling on all four limbs to increase his speed. 172 A deep connection with insects runs in Shino's family. In exchange for using Shino as a hive and feeding on his chakra. Akamaru is voiced by Junko Takeuchi.ch.[12][13] Akamaru Akamaru (赤丸?) is Kiba Inuzuka's ninja dog (忍犬 ninken?). 203 In the original Japanese anime.ch. and constant companion. Kiba usually modifies his own abilities at the start of a battle. boxing them in without their knowledge and absorbing their chakra once they have been surrounded. and Kōsuke Toriumi. however. 204 In exchange for Kiba's devotion. the bugs do as he commands. but since Kiba spends so much time with Akamaru. he spends his free time capturing and studying insects and often uses them as analogies during conversation. In battle. hearing. he fails to notice this drastic difference. Shino cares deeply for his teammates.ch. unwilling to abandon him and putting himself in harm's way for Akamaru's sake.[24] In the English adaptation of the anime. he uses his heightened senses to Kiba's advantage. best friend. and his English voice actor is Kyle Hebert. who is also theseiyū for Naruto Uzumaki.[12] His first voice actor in the . By Part II of the Naruto storyline. 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. 75 He can also drastically increase his sense of smell. ch. 364 Kiba's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kōsuke Toriumi. giving them a strong odor that can easily be tracked.ch. 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." ch. Akamaru acts as a valuable tool for Kiba in hostile situations. Akamaru can urinate on them. 238 In the Japanese anime. his seiyū is Shinji Kawada. Akamaru grows large enough for Kiba to ride atop his back. in regards to opponents as well as his attachment to insects.

[29] In the English adaptation of the anime. she is usually accompanied by Asuma Sarutobi. Hinata's inability to stand up for herself caused her father to disown her at a young age. and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn in all subsequent appearances.ch. leaving her in the care of her teacher. 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. who voiced Shino in episodes 23 and 24. 140 During Part II of the series. [13][30] Team 10 Team 10 is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Asuma Sarutobi.ch. Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child. as the series progresses. 437 Her seiyū in the Japanese anime is Nana Mizuki. 77 In the anime. she was voiced by Saffron Henderson in episode three. Because of this. Hinata begins training to become stronger. her seiyū is Rumi Ochiai. Inspired by Naruto's confidence and determination. both to overcome her own weaknesses and to prove her worth to her father.[26][27] 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.ch. and her English voice actor is Stephanie Sheh. Hinata finally admits her feelings to Naruto while protecting him from Pain.ch. she goes out of her way to help him. Hinata becomes infatuated with Naruto to the extent that she immediately blushes or faints upon seeing him. many other characters assume them to be a couple. She is always reluctant to speak her mind or to do something that might antagonize another character. However.ch.[28] During Part II. and both . acting as a surrogate parent in the absence of Hinata's father and helping Hinata overcome her weaknesses.ch. Her efforts begin to prove successful towards the end of Part I. most characters are aware of her feelings. 238 Though Hinata's training has in large part been to prove herself.[12][13] Kurenai Yuhi Kurenai Yuhi (夕日 紅 Yūhi Kurenai?) is the leader of Team 8. he has been voiced by Derek Stephen Prince. causing her difficulties whenever she is on a mission. as her father takes a greater interest in her training. 80 While Hinata is hesitant to openly admit her feelings for him. and is shown to be particularly skilled with illusions involving plants. making their relationship clear. 78 Whenever Kurenai appears in the series. 141 In the Japanese anime.ch. 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. Kurenai Yuhi. though they both deny this.ch. Shikamaru Nara.English anime wasSam Riegel. Kurenai is closest with Hinata. and Ino Yamanaka were also on a team together. she also trains to try and win the attention of the series protagonist Naruto Uzumaki. The fathers of the three team members Choji Akimichi. 342 In battle she specializes in casting illusions. 78 Soon after her introduction.ch. Of all her students. but in all following appearances.ch.

ch. Shikamaru can manipulate his shadow. as he chooses to look upon Choji as a person rather than only considering his large girth. but still maintain a competitive attitude towards each other.generations refer to their team using the moniker "Ino-Shika-Cho". his laziness frequently prevents him from effectively utilizing his intelligence.[13] Ino Yamanaka Ino Yamanaka (山中 いの Yamanaka Ino?) is the only female member of Team 10. 190 In battle.[12][31] His English voice actor is Tom Gibis.[32] In terms of combat abilities. and he can devise complex strategies even in the heat of battle. his fellow Team 10 member. If someone refers to him as fat.[7] Shikamaru's intelligence is such that Asuma Sarutobi.ch.[12][13] Shikamaru Nara Main article: Shikamaru Nara Shikamaru Nara (奈良 シカマル Nara Shikamaru?) is one of the members of Team 10. Because of this. Choji can increase the size of his body to improve the amount of damage his strikes deal upon impact. Choji insists he is not fat. Though his habit of always eating gives him a relatively large appearance. 73 In the anime.ch. although Nobutoshi Canna acted as a stand-in for Morikubo in episode 141. hoping to be more useful to her friends and teammates as an able medical ninja.ch. Sakura ended their friendship so they could properly compete for his affection. 71 The two eventually make amends and rekindle their friendship. 189 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kentaro Ito and his English voice actor is Robbie Rist. helping her to develop her own identity. has never been able to defeat Shikamaru at games such as shogi or go. Asuma is slain in an encounter with members of Akatsuki. Ino becomes her surrogate apprentice. 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. and Kakashi Hatakebriefly assumes leadership of the team to hunt down those responsible for Asuma's death. 107 In the Japanese anime. 107 Shikamaru is a longtime friend of Choji Akimichi. instead choosing to look upon Choji's inner strength. and by extending it into another person's shadow he can force the target to mimic his movements. Team 10's leader. Choji instantly becomes hostile and increases his resolve to battle. Ino . She is a childhood friend of Sakura Haruno.ch.ch.ch. 190 In battle. Shikamaru's seiyū is Showtaro Morikubo.ch. 137 During Part II. However. instead using explanations like being "big-boned".ch. Creator Kishimoto has noted that he "likes" Shikamaru due to his easygoing nature despite being a genius. When they discovered that they both liked Sasuke Uchiha. when Sakura begins to excel in healing techniques. 55 Shikamaru Nara has never found an issue with Choji's weight.ch. stating he would willingly give his life to defend Shikamaru. Choji regards him as his best friend. and contrasted him against Sasuke Uchiha's intelligent but abrasive personality.

specializes in mind-altering techniques. readily attacking its members verbally or physically when given the chance. a character that has proven his "destiny" wrong by getting stronger. 342 In battle. They are a year older than the other members of Konohagakure's teams. 101 At the start of the series. and resolves to get strong enough to never lose a battle.ch. but will temporarily drop the habit when something is bothering him. Both deny this and promptly try to change the subject whenever it is brought up.[12][13] Team Guy Team Guy is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Might Guy. leading many characters to assume the two are a couple. 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. 238 .[12] [13] 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.ch. these knuckles fall into Shikamaru's possession.ch. 38After being defeated in battle by Naruto Uzumaki.ch.ch. Team Guy joins Team 7 in attempting to save Gaara from the criminal organization. In Part II. When infused with his wind-based chakra.ch. and briefly left Konohagakure in protest. Asuma can extend the blades' length and easily pierce through rock. and the two often play shogi or go together.ch. 314 Asuma is usually seen smoking a cigarette. Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child. Neji's membership in one of the clan's lower houses leaves him ineligible to learn the clan's most secret techniques. her seiyū is Ryōka Yuzuki. 317 After Asuma is killed by Hidan. To use these techniques. At this point in the series. Akatsuki. and he is voiced by Doug Erholtz in the English adaptation. resulting in his training with the leader of the main house at the end of Part I. and he uses them to defeat Hidan and avenge Asuma. a member of the criminal organization Akatsuki.ch. 332 Asuma's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Jūrōta Kosugi. Despite his natural talent. making their relationship clear. Neji believes in a fatalistic philosophy: that one's destiny is inescapable and that a weak person will always be weak. He had a falling out with his father when he was younger. 197 He also tries to remedy the estranged relations between himself and the members of the main house. gaining control over their body which she can then use to attack others. 55 In the Japanese anime. Asuma wields trench knives that can be infused with chakra. Ino transfers her consciousness to her target's mind. however.ch. Asuma shares a particularly close relationship with Shikamaru Nara. as Guy wanted to wait a year before they could take the test to advance in ninja rank and become Chunin.ch. such as when his father died.ch. 321 Among all his students. Neji has a change of heart. Neji openly hates the main house because of this. and her voice actor is Colleen O'Shaughnessey in the English adaptation. ch. 107 Asuma frequently appears alongside Kurenai Yuhi. The members of Team Guy primarily concentrate on physical attacks and weapons. The two had not completely reconciled by the time of Hiruzen's death. He abandons the idea of a predetermined fate. 140 During Part II of the series. ch.

During a fight she uses the hundreds of weapons kept stored in scrolls she carries with her to bombard opponents with pinpoint accuracy.ch. and his voice actor is Brian Donovan in English.ch. such as his wardrobe and his perseverance. he never uses contractions. ch. his seiyū is Yoichi Masukawa. even forbidden. 98 Her Japanese seiyū is Yukari Tamura.ch. and she holds him in high regard since he can always block her attacks.ch.[29][30] Tenten Tenten (テンテン?) is the only female member of Team Guy. the battle's start and her eventual defeat are the only portions shown. and when he is featured as a child. Of all the Naruto protagonists. with which he can directly attack an opponent's internal systems. such as the ability to open the eight chakra gates. 197 In the Japanese anime.ch.[29][33] His voice in the English anime is provided bySteve Staley. and Wendee Lee provides his child voice. ranging from projectiles to close-combat weapons and even explosives by the second part of the series. One such example is his Byakugan. can pose a severe risk to Lee's body.[30][34] 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. Neji refines these abilities into more powerful counterparts.Neji displays his title as a prodigy of the Hyuga throughout the series. Neji constantly trains to overcome a small blindspot and to increase the Byakugan's range of sight.[29][30] Might Guy . he is only permitted to use them to protect something or someone dear to him.[35] In battle. Because some of these techniques. he is voiced by Keiko Nemoto. 84 Guy has taught him a number of powerful. his seiyū is Kōichi Tōchika. Tenten specializes in weaponry. Guy spends much of his free time training with Lee to help him accomplish his dream of becoming a respected ninja by using onlytaijutsu. Tenten receives the least amount of screen time. 73Despite her lack of appearances. Tenten uses this expertise to help Neji Hyuga train his defensive techniques. an eye technique that by default gives the owner a near-360-degree field of vision within a fifty meter radius. Rock Lee was unable to use ninjutsu or genjutsu techniques. In the ninja academy. Neji has been able to replicate it and its most powerful attacks through simple observation. he always utilizes honorifics such as "san" and "kun". Lee has adopted several of Guy's habits because of this. when first introduced he is highly proficient with the Gentle Fist style of combat. but his persistence impressed Guy. Though never actually trained in the form. 101 As the series progresses. and her English voice actor is Danielle Judovits. such that her only fight in Part I of the manga is almost entirely skipped. either to increase their potency or to fix an inherent flaw. In the English adaptations. 52 In the Japanese anime and manga. series creator Masashi Kishimoto favors her design more than those of any of the other female characters he has created. and longs to prove that a female ninja can be just as skilled as a male ninja. In the Japanese anime. techniques.

who are honored by the village by having sculptures of their faces carved into the rock formation overlooking Konohagakure. "Fire Shadow") is the leader of Konohagakure. Guy deliberately chooses not to use techniques other than physical attacks. Throughout the series. 137 Another of his students.[38][39] Hokage The Hokage (火影?. he created the trees that act as the foundation for Konohagakure. which he constantly tries to teach to Lee."Maito Gai" redirects here. who founded the village along with Madara Uchiha.ch. see Akira Kobayashi. 65 In the Japanese anime. Guy specializes in physical attacks.ch. When Danzo dies. he acts as a source .[40] He is a peace-loving leader. Orochimaru. and dedicates most of his time to only one of his students.[37] When not teaching Lee a new ability. 172 Danzo follows Tsunade becoming the unofficial Sixth Hokage after she enters a coma as a consequence of defending the village from Pain. The First Hokage (初代火影 Shodai Hokage?) was Hashirama Senju (千 手柱間 Senju Hashirama?). and his method of rule became a model for all subsequent Hokage.ch. Tobirama Senju (千手扉間 Senju Tobirama?). Throughout the series. succeeds him as the Fifth Hokage. Tsunade. Lee has also adopted many of Guy's mannerisms. the Third abdicated in favor of Minato Namikaze. the Third Hokage (三代目火影 Sandaime Hokage?). but notes that the teacher was not a model for Guy's character. With his unique Mokuton abilities. which involves setting tough self-imposed penalties for failure in the belief that the punishment will make him stronger. While Lee is forced to concentrate on physical attacks due to his inability to use other types of techniques. After a long rule. For the Japanese actor nicknamed "Maito Gai". Lee has modeled himself in his master's image. Kakashi has never displayed a particular interest in their rivalry.[40]He in turn was followed by one of his students. who became the Third Hokage. who became the Second Hokage (二代目火影 Nidaime Hokage?). including his "My Rules" philosophy. ch.ch. 180 Series creator Masashi Kishimoto likens Guy's passionate personality to that of a physical education teacher he had in junior high school. Because of Guy's dedication to him. Rock Lee. Hiruzen Sarutobi. his seiyū is Masashi Ebara. mimicking Guy's distinctive green jumpsuit and shiny bowl haircut. Tsunade continues after her coma lifts. having served two separate terms. 1 The Third is the Hokage at the beginning of the series. Might Guy (マイト・ガイ Maito Gai?) is the leader of Team Guy. who took the position of Fourth Hokage. but he is slain in battle by his former student. 489 Hiruzen Sarutobi Hiruzen Sarutobi (猿飛 ヒルゼン Sarutobi Hiruzen?). but reclaimed his position after the Fourth gave his life to save the village from Kurama. preferring nonviolent discussions to his advisers' more militaristic suggestions. Kakashi Hatake. Over the course of the series. Guy is usually found in competition with his self-proclaimed rival. which only further motivates Guy to defeat Kakashi and his "coolness".[36] In battle. lit. the nine-tailed fox. has been the longest-ruling Hokage. and his English voice actor is Skip Stellrecht. The First was succeeded by his younger brother. during an invasion of Konohagakure. there have been five Hokage.ch.

their familial relationship is not revealed until Part II of the series.[20] His seiyu is Toshiyuki Morikawa and his English voice actor isTony Oliver.ch. and from the start. Tsunade tends to avoid her everyday duties. and Hiruzen could never bring himself to recognize Orochimaru's evil qualities. After her brother and boyfriend Dan died in pursuit of their dreams to become Hokage. into Naruto's body. 240 Before the start of the series. 2 Kishimoto has expressed desire to make a spin-off series with Minato as the protagonist. 169 Despite the importance of her position. 2 In his youth Hiruzen was known as "The Professor" (プロフェッサー Purofessā?). and his English voice actor is Steve Kramer. Minato was a prodigy among ninja. his seiyū is Hidekatsu Shibata. as he purportedly knew every jutsu in Konohagakure.ch. 367 He was the student of Jiraiya and the teacher of Kakashi Hatake. He was also the teacher of Jiraiya.ch. saving Konoha from destruction and giving Naruto access to its great strength. but much younger.ch. is a former student of the Third Hokage.ch. 121 When he is unable to win. she lost faith in the title and the concept of dreams. Tsunade hates the position when she is first introduced.[12][13] Minato Namikaze Minato Namikaze (波風 ミナト Namikaze Minato?). is the father of Naruto Uzumaki and spouse to Kushina Uzumaki. the nine-tailed fox. as well as her former teammates Jiraiya and Orochimaru. so many characters in the series refer to her with the Japanese honorific "hime" (princess). 172 As a result. he still manages to rob Orochimaru of his ability to use jutsu (by "sealing" his arms). She will fulfill her role to address matters important to the village. Tsunade accepts the position of Fifth Hokage (五代目火 影 Godaime Hokage?) to protect Konohakagure on behalf of everyone she has loved. allowing him to wipe out whole armies in the blink of an eye. ch. he gave his life to seal Kurama. 137 In the Japanese anime. She regains her faith in both after meeting Naruto Uzumaki. 170 She is also the granddaughter of the First Hokage and grandniece of the second Hokage. hoping it would help Naruto to become strong on his own. It is later revealed during Naruto's battle with Pain that he is Naruto's biological father and that he never told anyone. who consistently overcomes any obstacle in his own dreams of being Hokage. bringing an end to the invasion and thus allowing Hiruzen to die happily.of wisdom to younger generations. and throughout Part II leads . He developed a jutsu that was in essence a teleportation jutsu. the Fourth Hokage (四代目火影 Yondaime Hokage?). When Orochimaru invades Konoha years later. not as the host of Kurama. thus earning him the title of "Konoha's Yellow Flash" (木ノ葉の黄色い閃光 Konoha no Kiiroi Senkō?). is one of the few characters to treat Naruto Uzumaki as a person.ch. such that enemy villages issued flee-on-sight orders if ever he appeared on a battlefield. Tsunade Tsunade (綱手?). instead leaving them for her assistants. Despite her connections to past Hokage. and Tsunade. Orochimaru. Although Naruto and Minato are noted to have a number of similar traits throughout the series.ch. Hiruzen fights him to repent for never prosecuting Orochimaru as he should have.ch. Orochimaru had always been his favorite student.

285 Since then he has been using The Foundation. On the rare occasions that she hits a winning streak. Gaara. 149 Despite her odd personality. Danzo is forced into fighting Sasuke. and can heal injuries that most others would consider incurable. 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?). 169 In the Japanese anime. He was once considered for the position of Third Hokage. Her healing abilities are such that she has devised a method of Mitotic regeneration for herself.ch.[21][43] Sand Siblings Kankuro. Tsunade's seiyū is Masako Katsuki. and Temari as they appear at the end of Part I . while at the Kage conference. 298 Throughout Part II. He dies shortly after Sasuke mortally wounds him. his own personal black ops team.[41][42] Danzo Shimura Danzo Shimura (志村 ダンゾウ Shimura Danzō?) is one of the oldest villagers in Konohagakure. she perceives it as a bad omen. she appears to have superhuman strength that allows her to reduce buildings to rubble. Tsunade is a talented medical ninja. However. 285 But after Konohagakure is destroyed and Tsunade is left in a coma.Konoha in combatingAkatsuki. Her age is similar to that of her former teammates Jiraiya and Orochimaru.ch.ch.ch. 481 In the Japanese anime he is voiced by Hiroshi Ito and in the English version he is voiced by William Frederick Knight. ch. a war hawk who believes that all of the former Hokage have placed peace above the village's best interests. using his new found power to have the ninja track down both Sasuke and Kabuto. The right half of his body is covered in bandages to hide a damaged Sharingan eye transplanted from the body of Shisui Uchiha. ch. However. making her all but invincible in battle. as well as the vast amount of Sharingan eyes grafted to his arm. the latter in order to restore Shisui's eye.ch. 238Tsunade is a compulsive gambler with terrible luck. He also had himself injected with the cells of the First Hokage allowing him to use the Senju Clan's unique skills. using it greatly shortens her overall lifespan. to secretly ensure he would become Hokage. He was one of the elders who orchestrated the Uchiha Clan's demise. but she constantly assumes the appearance of a twenty-year-old woman with large breasts. but that title was given to Hiruzen Sarutobi whom he served as an adviser. and her English voice actor is Debi Mae West. Danzo has been at odds with Tsunade and acts on his agenda of killing off Sasuke in secret.

they later return as allies of Konohagakure. The puppets are all destroyed by their original creator. once Gaara begins to reveal his dreams and motivations to Kankuro. Unlike her more combat-loving brothers. [44] Gaara Main article: Gaara Gaara (我愛羅?) is the youngest of the three siblings. with a similar background yet a highly divergent personality. he lashes out at anyone who speaks poorly of Gaara and when Gaara is kidnapped. Crow is used for offensive purposes. as she questions Sunagakure's justifications for going to war withKonohagakure. and he succeeds his deceased father as Sunagakure's Kazekage during Part II. 249 Gaara's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Akira Ishida. lit. and has thus far been shown to have three puppets in his arsenal: Karasu (烏?.ch. and his English voice actor is Liam O'Brien.ch. After one of his few remaining relatives tried to kill him. Temari values peace. and his English voice actor is Michael Lindsay. Kuroari (黒蟻?.The Sand Siblings are ninja from the village of Sunagakure and the children of the Fourth Kazekage. though he tends to hold his tongue for fear of being killed. [45] In the Japanese anime. 249 Kankuro is a talented puppeteer. Black Ant). Sasori. 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?). He was created by Kishimoto as a foil to Naruto Uzumaki. aiding him in his attempts to retrieve Sasuke Uchiha fromOrochimaru. Salamander). Kankuro is later seen using Sasori's body as his new puppet. Gaara was tormented by his fellow villagers for being the host of a tailed beast. 36 In Part II. and Salamander protects Kankuro and his allies from enemy attacks. Crow).ch. the leader of the village. and Sanshōuo (山椒魚?. he becomes more willing to help others as the purpose for his existence. Kishimoto changed their costumes for their return due to the difficulty in drawing their original attire. For the first half of the series.ch. he readily risks his life to save him.[29][30] Temari Temari (テマリ?) is the oldest of the three siblings. Due to their interactions with Naruto Uzumaki. inside him.ch. as well as to symbolize their new friendship with Konohagakure. his seiyū is Yasuyuki Kase. lit. Gaara developed a sadistic and withdrawn personality. Black Ant traps opponents in its body to make them easier targets. in which she begins acting as a liaison between Sunagakure and Konohagakure to help the two . a powerful and dangerous tailed beast. 59 They come to Konohagakure to participate in the biannual ninja exams. killing others to affirm the value of his existence. Kankuro becomes very protective of Gaara. 95 This trait carries over to Part II. in Part II. he is frequently at odds with Gaara. as a result.[9] Before Gaara was even born.[29][30] Kankuro Kankuro (カンクロウ Kankurō?) is the second oldest of the three siblings. 131 His battle with Naruto during the invasion of Konoha changes this mentality. Similar to Naruto. lit.ch. and serve as antagonists in the subsequent invasion of Konohagakure.

not as the Hokage's grandson. a school for prospective ninja. 12. ch. along with his teammates.vol. he intended for Konohamaru to look like a "punk" smaller than Naruto. 2:26 He is voiced in the Japanese anime by Ikue Ōtani.vol. hisseiyū is Toshihiko Seki.[12][13] Konohamaru Sarutobi Konohamaru Sarutobi (猿飛 木ノ葉丸 Sarutobi Konohamaru?). He bears no ill will towards Naruto. 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 strives to replace his grandfather as Hokage so the villagers of Konohagakure will recognize him by name. his parents were killed by Kurama. 107 Temari's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Romi Paku. yet all of his attempts resulted in a mere recreation of Naruto. 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. He looks to Naruto Uzumaki as a mentor in this quest.[29][30] Other Iruka Umino Iruka Umino (うみの イルカ Umino Iruka?) is a Konohagakure ninja and instructor at the Ninja Academy. Masashi Kishimoto's initial design of Iruka featured "evil" eyes and sharper cheekbones. and his English voice actor is Quinton Flynn. He eventually gave Konohamaru small.[12][46] Colleen O'Shaughnessey is his English voice actor. but this was abandoned in favor of a more relaxed appearance.villages work together. the bond between Naruto and Jiraiya is his favorite. determination.[36] As a child. the nine-tailed fox.ch. and her English voice actor is Tara Platt. she typically uses her winds to remove parts of the battlefield that might be advantageous to the enemy. emulating his work ethic. which was sealed into Naruto Uzumaki. named after Konohagakure. and signature jutsu such as the Rasengan and a variety of other techniques. that he will only become Hokage after Naruto has been Hokage first. Naruto thinks of Iruka as a father-figure because of this. 2Konohamaru's design caused great difficulties for Masashi Kishimoto. Temari wields a giant iron fan that can create powerful gusts of wind capable of leveling the surrounding landscape. Tsunade and Orochimaru. and by Akiko Koike as a stand-in. Jiraiya was under the tutelage of the Third Hokage. As she is skilled at deducing an opponent's strategies and weaknesses soon after a battle begins.ch. and was instantly happy with the design. vol.ch. In battle. is the grandson of the Third Hokage. Kishimoto has commented that out of all the master-pupil relationships he has created in the Naruto series. and Iruka in turn has great faith in Naruto's potential to be a great ninja. however. Konohamaru insists. 1 In the Japanese anime. noting that it makes drawing them "worthwhile". 2:126 When Iruka was a child. Although still .[13] Jiraiya Main article: Jiraiya (Naruto) Jiraiya (自来也?) is a Konohagakure ninja and one of Naruto's teachers.

Tsunade taught her medical techniques. only to have many of her efforts nullified by the work ofTsunade. making treaties as a formality and quietly strengthening Sunagakure's military might simultaneously. is able to confront and kill her grandson Sasori. Shizune's concern for details causes her to question Tsunade's judgment. Chiyo is brought back through Impure World Resurrection to fight against the combined Shinobi army. Kishimoto was careful in his design to make him stand out. however. however. She is a skilled puppeteer and taught her grandson. Sai has been trained to not possess or desire any type of emotion or camaraderie.[49] Having been a member of The Foundationsince he was a child. she used her knowledge of poisons to aid Sunagakure. After the alliance catches up with the kidnappers. and her English voice actor is Megan Hollingshead. After spending time with Naruto Uzumaki. as she identifies details that Tsunade tends to overlook. and over the years. with the help of Sakura Haruno. In Part II of the series.[41][42] Chiyo Chiyo (チヨ?) is an adviser to Sunagakure who is introduced at the start of Part II. When Deidara defeats and kidnaps Gaara. 166 Shizune is one of the few characters that Tsunade trusts with absolute certainty.ch. Jiraiya is voiced by Hōchū Ōtsuka. her seiyū is Keiko Nemoto.ch. Sasori. Sai Sai (サイ?) is a ninja who joins Team 7 in Part II. Jiraiya's personality is openly lecherous. Chiyo. In the Japanese anime. Chiyo gives up her life to revive Gaara. including using concealed poisoned needles or emitting toxic gas from her mouth.ch.ch. He eventually learns . resulting with him choosing names such as "fatso" and "ugly". Replacing Sasuke in the team. her seiyū is Ikuko Tani. She left Konohagakure with Tsunade after the death of her uncle. hoping that the relationship of peace might be continued. ch. and his English voice actor is David Lodge. 245 In the Japanese anime.[47][48] Shizune Shizune (シズネ?) is a Konohagakure ninja introduced in the series as Tsunade's assistant. Despite her medicinal affinity. During the various ninja wars.[18] and in the English version her voice actor is Barbara Goodson. 303 Sai's attempts to form bonds involve giving pet names to others. She is mistrustful of other ninja villages. many of the attacks she uses in the series are poison-based. Despite their efforts. the leader of Sunagakure. 375 Touched by the genuine bond formed between Sunagakure and Konoha. authoring a series of best-selling adult romance novels. he often says what he actually thinks of a person. Chiyo joins a group of Konohagakure ninja in rescuing him. 91 During Part I. 280 In later chapters. Gaara also dies before they can rescue him. 282 In the Japanese anime.ch. in Part II. and returns him to Konohagakure in Part II as he begins to keep tabs on the movements of the criminal organization Akatsuki. he takes Naruto as his student. he begins to crave bonds with other people.affiliated with Konohagakure. and he proudly describes himself as a "super pervert". which has since become his primary role in the series.ch. he spends much of his time traveling. creating interference with Tsunade's plans and temporarily straining the relationship between the two. everything she knew.

the other being series protagonist Naruto Uzumaki. 411 Killer Bee is the adoptive brother of A (エー Ē?). the current Raikage of Kumogakure. calling Ino Yamanaka "pretty lady".ch. as he can stop Naruto Uzumaki if Kurama.ch. Killer Bee has complete control over the beast sealed within him.ch.ch. Yamato was abducted by Orochimaru and experimented upon in an attempt to replicate the First Hokage's unique abilities. 312 When not making an attempt to bond with others.from his mistakes and attempts the opposite approach. gets out of control. 317 Unlike Kakashi. lit. and his English voice actor is Reno Wilson.ch. 537 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Hisao Egawa. 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. In battle he uses its great strength to increase the lethality of his professional wrestling-styled attacks.[50] and in the English version he is voiced by Troy Baker.ch. and has produced thousands of works. who places his teammates before the mission.ch.ch. 541 When Akatsuki attacks him. 283 Sai's seiyū is Satoshi Hino in the Naruto: Shippūden anime.ch. Nine-Tailed Demon Fox) is the most powerful of the tailed beasts. Kurama Kurama (九喇嘛?). 285 After Kakashi's return. Kurama is responsible for attacking Konohagakure before being stopped by the Fourth Hokage.[50] 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. and thus never knew that Yamato had successfully obtained the First's Mokuton techniques. 291 In the Naruto: Shippūden anime. 298 During his childhood. for instance. who is often called the Nine-Tails (九尾の妖狐 Kyūbi no Yōko?. Yamato will leave them behind if they become a hindrance. Sai spends his time painting and drawing. and as such is expected to be the guardian of the village. Naruto Uzumaki. When using Mokuton techniques. Orochimaru was forced to flee Konohagakure before he could complete his testing. Yamato's seiyū is Rikiya Koyama. he stays on the team in an additional leadership position. as a single swipe of one of its tails can raise tsunamis and flatten mountains. 419. 411 The host of the ushi-oni-like eight-tailed beast. ch. citing that as ninja they should be able to look after themselves. He is introduced during Part II as one of the two hosts that have yet to be captured by the criminal organizationAkatsuki. 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. It also allows him to suppress a tailed beast's influence over its host. the nine-tailed fox within him. 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. This is the primary reason he is assigned to Team 7. and his English voice actor is Benjamin Diskin.ch. twelve years before the series' . "Yamato" is not his real name. but rather a codename assigned to him for the purposes of joining Team 7. Yamato can form anything out of wood at will. Killer Bee Killer Bee (キラービー Kirābī?) is a ninja from the village of Kumogakure. who gave his life to seal the fox into his son.

291 Naruto eventually takes control of the fox's chakra with help from his mother Kushina Uzumaki. Apparel such as clothing. and believed the primary focus of the series was on the fighting.ch. after a couple isolated incidents of falling under its influence during heated battles. as well as full costumes used for cosplay. key chains. Anime News Network praised the characters' "distinctive clothing. provoking his rage and thus allowing its violent personality to influence and consume him. wallpapers.[63] The visual appearances of the characters in the anime and manga have also received notice from reviewers. but lamented the characters' personalities tended to fall between Naruto's "charisma and coolness" and Sasuke's "blandness". 1 Throughout the series. faces and personalities" that . plush dolls of characters' Part I and Part II appearances.ch.start. but attributed the series' "almost sickening addictiveness" to its level of characterization. and other media. [62] T. extolling the characters as "well rounded" and "imaginative".[52][53] Other merchandise includes action figures. and in the English adaptation.M. its seiyū is Tesshō Genda. Anime Reviews disagreed.E. manga. Kurama's former possessor. Peter. 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.[3] A second review from T. it is voiced by Paul St.[47][48] Merchandise Several types of merchandise have been produced based on the likeness of the characters in the Naruto series.M.H. action. and celebrated how the characters allowed the series to successfully incorporate comedy. and praised the "deeply moving emotional trials" they undergo over the course of the series. making it difficult to think about the characters on "any deep or meaningful level". commenting that Naruto Uzumaki combined the finer values of his shōnen predecessors. hair. ch.[59][60] Reception The characters of Naruto have received both praise and criticism from publications dedicated to anime. 95 At the same time.ch. and trading cards from the Naruto Collectible Card Game.[4] 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.[61] Anime Boredom agreed with this assessment. As the seal is to be broken if Naruto uses all of Kurama's chakra. backpacks.H. 499 Kishimoto was mainly inspired to create Kurama based on thecharacter with the same name from the manga series YuYu Hakusho. dismissing the characters as echoes of stereotypicalshōnen characters. and figurines—many of which are limited editions produced in small quantities.[51] In the Japanese anime.[5] The anime and manga magazine Neo described Naruto's character as "irksome".[54][55][56][57][58] Many characters are also featured on posters.E. and noted that several of the characters were not likable. and drama together in a believable manner. and other accessories. Active Anime lauded the characters for not being "simple cardboard cut-out characters" due to their "fleshed out personalities" and "underlying dramatic motivations". Anime Reviews offered a more positive view. have been released. Kurama tries to gain control over Naruto.

Anime Reviews. 6.H. p. 122. Retrieved 2010-04-03. "THEM Anime Reviews 4. ^ a b Kimlinger.M. p. Anime Reviews admitted in their second review that when the animators were at their best.ch. since his debut in the manga. Christina. Retrieved March 27. 2008. 139 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto.M. TV Tokyo. Derrick. Studio Pierrot. October 17. Anime Reviews. ^ a b c d Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. T. ISBN 1-4215- 1407-9.M.Naruto .H. Anime News Network. "THEM Anime Reviews 4. p. 141 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Mania Entertainment has called Orochimaru the "first real villain". Cartoon Network. T.H. p.com >> Disc Reviews >> Naruto Box Set 04 (also w/special edition)".Review".E. 9. they produced "artistic renderings that leave little to be desired on the part of fans of the manga". "Naruto GN 8-10 . Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Anime Reviews described Kishimoto as "an average artist at best" and derided the poor transition of his artistic style into animation.E. September 17. Itachi Uchiha. p. 4. 13. 2007).E.ch.M. ^ Kishimoto. 140 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. T. as well as Kishimoto's "clear eye for geography. the villain of the previous arc. 12. 2005. ^ a b Rich. 531 Footnotes 1.Second Opinion". versus Zabuza Momochi. 3. 112-114 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. pp. 14. ^ a b c Tucker. movement and the human form" and "impeccable visual timing". 10. Naruto. noting that he had no redeeming qualities. ^ a b c Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. . Justin (August 7. 2002.0 . Naruto. "Mania. 11. 2006). Carl (November 2.0 . Masashi (2007). Retrieved March 27.[6] T. Mania. p. 2.com. has continually ranked high in the official Weekly Shōnen Jump popularity poll of the series.H. Viz Media. 5. 118 ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "宿敵!?サスケとサクラ". 531 while Deidara ranked 6th in the latest poll. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes?". reaching as high as 5th position. but ultimately concluded the animation was "a mixed bag". 8.Naruto". 2008.E. 142 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto.[4] Although a large number of antagonists appear in the series.[3] Despite this.[64] Several of the antagonists have been very popular within Naruto reader base. Studio Pierrot. Retrieved 2010-04-03. 7. p. 138 ^ a b c d Ross.made them easily identifiable.

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20.. Sasuke.!!. 13. 200–208) 苦境. and Successor. October 4. and Naruto's Ninja Handbook!.. ISBN 4-08-873552-8. 19. (in Japanese). (in English). . 9. ISBN 978-1-4215-0239-7. 2004. 55–63) 進むべき道.!!. November 6. 73–81) ネジとヒナタ. 2005. 2007. ISBN 978-1-4215-0124-6. ISBN 978-1-4215-1654-7. ISBN 4-08-873259-6. (ch. (in English). (ch. 2004.. November 6. (in Japanese). 16. (ch. 2001. May 1. 2007. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-1-4215-0240-3. ISBN 4-08-873420-0. (in English). ISBN 978-1-4215-0241-0. and Comrades. ISBN 978-1-4215-1653-0. (in English).!!. 22. September 5. 118–126) 火影 VS 火影!!. ISBN 4-08-873197-1. March 7. 2002. 23. (ch. and Pursuit. (in English). (in English). 2007. ISBN 4-08-873573-3. ISBN 4-08-873639-6. 64–72) 命懸けの戦い!!. (in English). (ch. and Eulogy. 2002. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-1-4215-1855-8. 21. 2002. 18. December 20. ISBN 4-08-873394-4. (in English).. 163–171) 受け継ぐ者. 12. (ch. (ch. 181–190) 許せない!!. August 2. 2007. 2003.. 127–135) ナルト忍法帖!!. (ch. ISBN 978-1-4215-1087-3. (in English). 145–153) イタチの能力!!. 2007. and Impassioned Efforts. 11. (ch. 15. ISBN 4-08-873493-4. April 30. 2006. ISBN 978-1-59116-875-1. October 2. 109–117) 中忍試験、終了. July 3. ISBN 4-08-873341-8. ISBN 978-1-4215-1089-7. May 1. October 2. August 4.7. (in Japanese). June 6. 2005. 2003. and A Splendid Ninja. (in Japanese). (in Japanese). 2001. and Tsunade's Choice. 2007. (ch. (in Japanese). ISBN 4-08-873595-5. ISBN 4-08-873368-5. (in Japanese). (in Japanese). 2006. 82–90) 立派な忍者. 2003.. September 4.!!. Concluded. 2007. ISBN 978-1-4215-1090-3. (ch. (in English). 100–108) 大いなる飛翔!!. 2003. 2001. December 4. October 2. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-1-4215-1858-9. ISBN 4-08-873174-2. (in Japanese). December 5. (ch. (ch. 2003.. 2007. ISBN 978-1-4215-1088-0. ISBN 4-08-873147-6. Hokage!!. 2004. ISBN 978-1-4215-1655-4. 14. November 11. 2007. 154–162) 綱手の決意!!. 2006. May 1. ISBN 978-1-4215-0242-7. August 2.!!. (in Japanese). (ch. and Itachi's Power. 172–180) ナルト vs サスケ!!. (in Japanese).!!. December 6. (in English). and Life- and-Death Battles. March 4. 17. 2002. 91–99) 弟子入り志願 !?. 8. ISBN 4-08-873523-4. 10. and The Chûnin Exam. (in English). 2002... (ch. and Orochimaru's Curse. (in English). ISBN 4-08-873113-1. March 4. (ch. and The Great Flight. (in Japanese). 191–199) 転生. 2007. 2007. and Turning the Tables. (ch. March 4. December 19. September 4.. (in English). 2006. May 1. March 6. and Predicament. and Hokage vs. August 3. September 4... ISBN 4-08-873236-7. November 1. 2001. ISBN 978-1-4215-1652-3. (in Japanese). (in English). (in English). (in Japanese). and Naruto vs. ISBN 4-08-873298-5. (in English). 136–144) 木ノ葉崩し、終結!!. August 4. ISBN 978-1-4215-1859-6.

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48. (in English). 2009. (in Japanese). (ch. ISBN 978-4-08-874748-4. (in Japanese). (in Japanese). ISBN 978-4-08-874472-8. 2010. 2011.. 52. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-1-4215-4049-8. 443–453) 歓呼の里!!. ISBN 978-1-4215-3305-6. 2010. (ch. December 29. 535–544) ナルト戦場へ. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-4-08-874711-8.. 2011. (in English). ISBN 978-4-08-874589-3. (in English). (ch. November 4.. (ch. (in English). April 7. 2011. September 6. 2010. February 2. ISBN 978-1-4215-4102-0. and Senjutsu Heir. 43.. 45. 545–554) ナルト VS イタチ!!. 433–442) 封印破壊!!. November 4. 2008. 56. (in Japanese). (in English). 55. 42. 370–379) 自来也の選択!!. (ch. October 5.!!. (in Japanese). (in Japanese). and Cell Seven Reunion!!. and The Birth of Naruto. (in Japanese). (ch. 505–514) 平和への懸け橋. and Water Prison Death Match.. (in Japanese). 413–422) 戦場、木ノ葉!!. ISBN 978-1-4215-3475-6. 2009.. (ch. ISBN 978-1-4215-2843-4. November 4. 2011. 2011. 2008. 2010. 2012. ISBN 978-4-08-870143-1. 2008. 2009.!!. (ch. (in English). (in English). (in English). 495–504) ナルトの出生. 2009. February 4. ISBN 978-4-08-874512-1. (in Japanese). and Sasuke vs. and Naruto Returns. 2011.!!. 423–432) ナルト帰還!!. April 7. August 4. and The Man with the Truth. (ch. 51. and The Cheering Village. May 2. and The Secret of the Mangekyo.. (in English). (ch. 2008. February 3. 53. ISBN 978-4-08-874663-0. April 7. April 21. 54. (in Japanese).!!. 380–389) 万華鏡の秘密. 2009. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-4-08-870011-3. (ch. (in English). 484–493) それぞれの第七班!!. ISBN 978-1-4215-3134-2. February 4. ISBN 978-1-4215-3498-5. 2010. June 7. (in Japanese). June 1.41. August 4. February 1. (ch..!!. 2011. 58. and The Gokage Summit Commences!!. 2010. ISBN 978-4-08-870218-6. October 6. 2011. (ch. (ch. ISBN 978-4-08-870271-1.. ISBN 978-1-4215-3135-9. July 7. 525–534) 再会、アスマ班!. 2009. May 1. 44.. ISBN 978-1-4215-3474-9. April 30. (in Japanese). 2009. 474–483) サスケ VS ダンゾウ. (in Japanese). (ch. 2010. Danzo.. 515–524) 大戦、開戦!. (in Japanese).. 49. (ch. ISBN 978-1-4215-3957-7. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-4-08-870084-7. ISBN 978-4-08-874784-2. August 4. ISBN 978-4-08-870033-5. and The Bridge to Peace. and Battlefield.!!. 403–412) 仙術伝承. ISBN 978-4-08-870302-2. (in English). and The Seal Destroyed. 2010. and Jiraiya's Decision. March 4. 47. 464–473) 水牢の死闘!!. (ch. ISBN 978-4-08-870185-1. 454–463) 五影会談、開幕. Konoha. . ISBN 978-1-4215-3497-8. (in English). (in English). June 3. 2010. ISBN 978-4-08-870126-4. (in English). 2009. 390–402) 真実を知る者. November 4. (ch. January 3. 50. 2009. January 4. ISBN 978-4-08-874627-2. 57. 2009. ISBN 978-1-4215-2842-7. ISBN 978-4-08-874552-7. December 6. ISBN 978-1-4215-2929-5. 46. ISBN 978-1-4215-3304-9. August 4.

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