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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.
her seiyū is Chie Nakamura. Sasuke's seiyū is Noriaki Sugiyama. including his tardiness. After his 1st attempt is delayed by the Sound Ninja 4.ch. he concentrates on training Sasuke as the series continues. teaching him his Chidori technique. 297 In the Japanese anime. Obito Uchiha. In the Japanese anime. 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. ch. although he has admitted that he has little perception of what an ideal heroine should be. Sakura is in love with Sasuke. Kakashi treats his leadership position with a detached manner. earning the moniker "Copy Ninja Kakashi" (コピー忍者のカカシ Kopī Ninja no Kakashi?).ch. however. Kishimoto had originally intended for Kakashi to be introduced earlier in the series than he actually was. which leads him to leave the village to seek more power from the criminal Orochimaru. however. During most of Part I. 3 But after Sasuke leaves the village. 243 With Obito's Sharingan. 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. In a gaiden on Kakashi's past. Kakashi has amassed a reputation as a skilled and powerful ninja. Sasuke. they became increasingly distant due to their shared affection for Sasuke Uchiha. As the two continued to grow. Sasuke is easily beaten. the leader of Team 7 and the sensei of Naruto. and created him as an easygoing person that would be able to keep the members of Team 7 in check. he is unable to prevent Sasuke from leaving the village to seek Orochimaru for greater power. and is consistently late to meetings as a result. she makes Naruto make a lifelong promise to bring him back. and his English voice actor is Yuri Lowenthal. and his English voice actor is Dave Wittenberg. 176 Kakashi's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kazuhiko Inoue. vol.ch. . 1. she displays highly developed skills from her training giving her the brutal power and strength of about 10 men. As a child. she resolves to become stronger by training with Tsunade. She was comforted by Ino Yamanaka. Kishimoto created her as the heroine of the series.ch. 212 Although he mentors all three members of Team 7 early in the series.ch. In Part II when Sakura and Naruto are 16. who gave Kakashi his Sharingan eye and imparted many of his habits. a feature Kishimoto has tried to emphasize in Sakura's appearances. and she is voiced by Kate Higgins in the English adaptation. this is shown to be the result of an incident in which he witnessed the death of one of his teammates. and Sakura. 237 His teammates' attempts to recover him from Orochimaru forms a major component of the Part II plot. 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.During an encounter with his brother in Part I.
ch.ch. Kishimoto worked towards making him appear "pasty and sickly" as part of his theme of distinguishing villains from the protagonists. During his time in the village. 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. In the series.ch. 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 his desire for a new host. particularly Sasuke Uchiha. "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. 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. 66 Kabuto began acting as a spy for numerous countries and organizations. The village is not contiguous. After attacking fellow Akatsuki member Itachi Uchiha. He is soon revealed to be a spy and Orochimaru's foremost servant. Jiraiya and Tsunade. Otogakure. who defeats him. his most common seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kujira. 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. he was found on a battlefield by a medical officer from Konohagakure. consisting of multiple assorted lairs located within the Land of Sound and outside it. 164 In Part II Kabuto integrates . a panoply of voice actors are utilized for Orochimaru. ch. for instance. which ordered him to enter the service of Orochimaru.ch. he distinguished himself as one of the village's most powerful ninja along with his teammates. As a child. he leaves Akatsuki and establishes his own ninja village. in the hopes of destroying his former home.ch. lit. including the criminal organization Akatsuki. Orochimaru is a former ninja of Konohagakure and a student of the Third Hokage.Antagonists Otogakure See also: World of Naruto Otogakure (音隠れの里 Otogakure no Sato?. and the corresponding English voice actor is Steven Blum. and his role as a villain is gradually escalated as the series progresses. and he eventually fled the village and joined the criminal organization Akatsuki. who took Kabuto and raised him as a son. 88 Kabuto is highly proficient with medical techniques. To emphasize his role as a villain. Orochimaru Main article: Orochimaru (Naruto) Orochimaru (大蛇丸?) is one of the primary antagonists of the Naruto series. is one of his driving motivations throughout the series.ch. 69 His immortality technique involves transferring his consciousness between different host bodies.
They are introduced during Orochimaru's invasion of Konohagakure.ch. Aside from an attempt by two Akatsuki members. to capture Kurama (the nine-tailed fox sealed within Naruto Uzumaki) Akatsuki is not prominently featured in Part I. It is composed of Jirobo (次郎坊 Jirōbō?).ch. and his English voice actor is Henry Dittman. 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. but do not become a prominent part of the story until Sasuke Uchiha attempts to leave Konohagakure to join Otogakure. the Akatsuki's goal is world domination by using the power of the nine tailed beasts. 239 The members of Akatsuki are ninja who have abandoned their villages. 192 Sakon (左近?) and Ukon (右近?). dark cloak bearing red clouds and a chin-high collar. 184 Akatsuki Akatsuki (暁?. 520 In the Japanese anime. the group resumed calling themselves the Sound Four. 184 The group was originally known as the "Sound Five". a large-sized man who specializes in absorbing chakra and close-quarters combat. They share similar clothing. and afterwards settle things with Naruto once he has learned to control the remains. Akatsuki is composed of ten members. After Kimimaro became bedridden due to his illness. "Hidden Sound Shinobi Four People". which greatly increases the strengths of the users when active. Kabuto's seiyū isNobutoshi Canna. 203. the most powerful and wanted ninja in the Naruto universe. ch. capturing Gaara and extracting . a woman that uses a flute to control summoned demons and cast illusions. At any given time. most notably a long. showing his abilities to fight with his own bones. 357 Once mastering Orochimaru's jutsu for summoning the souls of the dead. Led by Tobi.204 and Tayuya (多由也?). English TV: "Sound Ninja Four") are Orochimaru's elite bodyguards.ch. who operate in two-man teams. Sasuke manages to escape. Itachi Uchiha and Kisame Hoshigaki. 201 As a group they specialize in barriers.ch. two twin brothers which have the ability of combining their bodies. The Sound Four act as his bodyguards. as they were forced to accept Kimimaro (君麻呂?) as the leader after he defeated the entire group in battle. lit. a sixarmed ninja who can produce spider-webs to fight and specialized in ranged combat. but Kabuto expresses desire to kill Sasuke Uchiha. "Dawn" or "Daybreak") is an organization of criminal ninja that serves as the primary antagonistic force of the Naruto series. 217 All of them possess Orochimaru's cursed seals. sealing techniques as well as possessing their own individual uniquetechniques. 206 Kimimaro laters joins the group to protect Sasuke. 143 In Part II. Sound Four The Sound Four (音隠れの忍四人衆 Otogakure no Shinobi Yonin Shū?.ch. though he acts through the group's figurehead leader Pain. and although they are all defeated by Konohagakure ninja.ch. 187 Kidomaru (鬼童丸 Kidōmaru?). they take a more active role.ch. and are considered by their former homes to be S-class criminals. ch.ch.Orochimaru's remains into his body in order to become powerful enough to not serve anyone again. defensive walls. Orochimaru's remains gradually begin to take over his body. lit.ch.ch.
Deidara Deidara (デイダラ?) is a former ninja of Iwagakure.ch. as well as working towards capturing the remaining tailed beasts. Though he came to embrace the organization. and his English voice actor is Kirk Thornton.ch. Itachi's seiyū isHideo Ishikawa. 508 His seiyūin the Japanese anime is Tomoyuki Dan.ch. is a living weapon covered in scales that can absorb untold amounts of an opponent's chakra. Samehada can provide the user with the chakra it holds. a gill-like facial structure. His first voice actor in the English anime was Skip Stellrecht. While he was still loyal to Kirigakure. 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. he has been voiced by Crispin Freeman. sparing only his brother. Kisame Hoshigaki Kisame Hoshigaki (干柿 鬼鮫 Hoshigaki Kisame?) is a former ninja of Kirigakure and partnered to Itachi Uchiha.ch.ch. 487 He attempts to flee from the ninjas but is defeated by Guy and captured. His sword. ensuring him an infinite amount of stamina. not only is he revealed to have had help from Madara Uchiha in killing the clan. who voiced Itachi in episodes 29 and 30. He was also a terrorist bomber-for-hire before Itachi Uchiha forced him to join Akatsuki. He is initially portrayed as being solely responsible for the killing of his entire clan and family. but not before using one of them to steal back the information he had compiled and send it to the Akatsuki. Deidara holds a grudge against . Kisame was one of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. Samehada (鮫肌 "Sharkskin" in Shippuden?). Kisame is decapitated by Bee and the Raikage. Kisame committes suicide by summoning sharks and allowing them to eat him. Itachi is treated as a villain for much of the series. he frequently shapes water into the forms of sharks to damage opponents. comparable to a tailed beast. Kisame can assume a more shark-like form that increases his abilities. a group of violent ninja that use particularly large swords in battle. having a unique appearance with pale blue skin.ch. the real Kisame having hidden inside Samehada.the one-tailed tanuki. Kisame himself has massive amounts of chakra. but in all following appearances. from his body. 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. It is later revealed that was just a shapeshifting technique performed by Zetsu. 142 By fusing Samehada into him. with the explanation that he was testing his abilities.ch. Shukaku. 224 Around the time of his death his villainous role is downplayed. 400 In the Japanese anime. 258 After discarding Samehada when it chose Killer Bee over him. Only allowing those it sees as worthy to wield it. but he performed the massacre under the orders of Konoha's leadership so as to prevent an Uchiha coup d'état. and sharp triangular teeth. Though having spent his early youth as the child prodigy of the Uchiha clan. In battle. Sasuke Uchiha.
In the Japanese anime.ch.Itachi and all Uchiha throughout the series. but not before telling Sakura about his rendezvous with one of Orochimaru's henchmen who had been working for him as a spy. and in the anime of Shippuden by Roger Craig Smith. and so Deidara transforms himself into a living bomb in an effort to kill Sasuke and to prove the supremacy of his art. His scorpion-like puppet body. by infusing clay or other fine-grained minerals with chakra. which essentially gives him eternal life and allows him to control hundreds of puppets at once. 366 Each of Deidara's hands have mouths on them that.ch. 464 After being resurrected by Kabuto. Deidara's bombs can take any form he chooses. and from the time of their creation to their detonation. This is in part a result of his ability to merge with any object and quickly travel to a new location. Sasori fights Kankuro. literally "going out with a bang" as his fellow Akatsuki members put it. B. resulting in his death. Chiyo who taught Sasori the art of puppetry. who looks to him and his artistic knowledge with reverence. something that few other ninja are capable of. leaving him in the care of his grandmother. Sasori is voiced by Akiko Yajima as a child. 248 In due time he devised a way to convert the corpses of humans into puppets. create "sculptures" that are actually bombs that explode with varying intensities. 363 He is later resurrected by Kabuto. but is defeated and released from Kabuto's jutsu after being captured. 255 He is cannibalistic. 520 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Katsuhiko Kawamoto. ch. Lacking the love of parents. he is partnered with Sasori. which he refined to fit his needs over the years.ch. such as a spy that observes and reports on battles of interest. Blanc. and is often sent to dispose of bodies Akatsuki does not . and is replaced by Tobi after his death. 263 In time he even converted his own body into a puppet. is voiced by Yutaka Aoyama in the Japanese version and in the English version by J. 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. Hiruko.ch. he is voiced by Quinton Flynn. as he feels their Sharingan eyes look down on his abilities. and adopts a genuine care for his well-being.ch. but fails in the attempt. His parents were killed by Sakumo Hatake. he can animate and control them remotely. 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?). Deidara becomes more like a teacher to Tobi. 267 After Orochimaru's defection Sasori teamed with Deidara.ch. the only part of his humanity he kept when converting himself to a puppet.ch. Though he abuses Tobi when he annoys him. Itachi's younger brother.ch. and in the English version he is voiced by Kari Wahlgren and as an adult. Sasori left Sunagakure when he got older and joined Akatsuki where he is initially partnered with Orochimaru. is able to systematically nullify his bombs in combat. In his cameo appearance in episode 135 of the English adaptation.ch.ch. 271 Sakura Haruno and Chiyo eventually destroy his heart. Zetsu Zetsu (ゼツ?) is the only member of Akatsuki to regularly act without a partner. 359 Upon joining the Akatsuki. Because of this Zetsu serves a variety of different positions in Akatsuki. 248 Sasuke Uchiha.
490 To prepare for the war. 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 ?). frequently leading to discussions and arguments between the two. the original Madara is revived to aid Akatsuki exposing Tobi as an impersonator. Tobi discloses the truth behind Itachi's secret life to him to have him on his side in destroying Konoha. 467 Tobi is blackmailed by Kabuto Yakushi to form a reluctant alliance with him when presented with the real Madara's corpse. If necessary. he starts taking a special interest in Sasuke's development up to Itachi Uchiha's death while leading Akatsuki.ch. 400 It is also revealed that Tobi is responsible for unsealing Kurama. Tobi declares the Fourth Shinobi World War. to attack Konoha before the series' start resulting in the sacrifice from the Fourth Hokage. Tobi takes Nagato's body to retrieve his Rinnegan. 501 After Pain's death. 289 Using the DNA of the First Hokage and chakra from the tailed beasts.ch.ch. Similarly. Minato Namikaze.ch. Zetsu's seiyū is Nobuo Tobita. 317 In battle. the two sides have their own personalities and knowledge bases.ch.ch. ch. and in the English Shippuden anime he is voiced by Travis Willingham. 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. Kushina Uzumaki. he decided to make Zetsu half black and half white to emphasize his split personality.ch. Tobi becomes able to replicate Pain's manipulation of six corpses. bringing all life-forms under his command. the nine-tailed fox. Tobi takes the name of Madara Uchiha (うちは マダラ Uchiha Madara?). 512 As Kishimoto originally planned Akatsuki to be a group of individuals with close to no human characteristics. 261 Zetsu's body is split into two different colors.ch. 385 Now behaving more seriously. Replacing his left Sharingan with a Rinnegan. Zetsu has two voice actors: the black half is voiced by Michael Sorich and the white half is voiced by Brian Beacock. 544 During the ensuing war. 364 He also reveals having the Sharingan.. 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. who re-sealed Kurama. 395 After Deidara dies in a bid to kill Sasuke Uchiha with him.ch.ch. After the Kage refuse to surrender to him. he is capable of making his body intangible as well as teleport over great distances at will including to a pocket dimension inside him. 510. one of the founders of Konohagakure and the Uchiha clan. his right side being black and his left being white.In the Japanese anime. which allows him to use the Uchiha's techniques. who came into direct conflict with the First Hokage and was thought to be dead. from within its previous host.ch. 310 Taking Sasuke under his wing. . In his cameo appearance in episode 134 of the English adaptation.want found. He initially acts carefree and goofy often resulting on him being attacked by Deidara. Madara created numerous clones of Zetsu's white half to use as soldiers in the Fourth Ninja World War.
and sadomasochistic partner of Kakuzu and a former ninja of Yugakure.ch. being paired up with the immortal Hidan as a result. the Village Hidden in the Waterfalls. Hidan can create a voodoo doll-like link with his opponent.ch. Kakuzu is easily finished off by Kakashi. 325 After Hidan uses this ability to kill Asuma Sarutobi. After Naruto Uzumaki leaves his final heart on the brink of failure. Hidan is not impaired while doing this.ch. lit.ch. Hidan is no longer considered a member by the rest of Akatsuki. 336 Kakuzu's hearts are systematically destroyed soon after his introduction by a group of Konohagakure ninja. and can quickly be recalled to his body if he needs a replacement heart. foul-mouthed. However. Pain . 339 As such. instead finding pleasure in the pain it causes him. Kakuzu can store up to four spare hearts in animal masks that are sewn to his back. In the English anime. by consuming an opponent's blood and then drawing Jashin's triangular-design on the ground. 322 Kakuzu's body is composed of large amounts of black threads. 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. 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 Boiling Water. he is voiced by Chris Edgerly and in Naruto Shippūden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 by Wally Wingert.ch. Hidan Hidan (飛段?) is the immortal.ch. He is a member of the Jashin(ジャシン?. Tobi's seiyu is Wataru Takagi and since taking the name of Madara. he is voiced by Naoya Uchida. Once this link is created. back onto its owner.Shikamaru Nara fights him to avenge his teacher. The masks can be detached during combat situations to shoot elemental blasts at his opponents. 342After being resurrected by Kabuto. 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. Kakuzu is motivated by greed and joins the Akatsuki to seek out valuablebounties. 313His religion's experimentations have led to the creation of his unique abilities. 353 In the Japanese version of the anime. Because he is immortal. allowing him to reattach any bodypart. noting his mask to be easy to make. "evil god") religion. his or another. and Shikamaru burying his still-speaking remains in a place Akatsuki will never be able to reach. In the Japanese anime. any damage done to Hidan's body is reflected on his opponent. he is sent out to participate in the war until being sealed. In the English version.Kishimoto found him to be his favorite Akatsuki character at the time to draw. The threads are also capable of piercing flesh. Hidan's seiyū is Masaki Terasoma.ch. his first persona is voiced by Michael Yurchak and the Madara one by Nolan North. Kakuzu Kakuzu (角都?) is the partner of Hidan and a former ninja of Takigakure. allowing him to kill them by giving himself fatal injuries. Their battle culminates in Hidan being blown up. In the Japanese anime. Kakuzu's seiyū is Takaya Hashi and in the English version he is voiced by Fred Tatasciore.
lit. Awakening his Rinnegan secretly provided by Madara. 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.  Each also has a Rinnegan (輪廻 眼?. like Konan. As a result. Kishimoto originally wanted her to have an obscene appearance showing more of her bust. and in the Shippuden anime he is voiced by Troy Baker. In the Japanese anime. The first Pain appearing in the series is actually Deva Pain. 419 All but one of the bodies have orange hair and a number of body piercings that. one of six different bodies collectively known as The Six Paths of Pain (ペイン六道 Pein Rikudō?). Nagato's desires peace for the world. give Pain a "more dangerous" appearance and relate the pain of their installation to the character's name. the leader of Akatsuki. each of the six bodies are individually named after one of the six Buddhist paths of reincarnation.ch. 373. 509After Yahiko's death as a result of a trap by Hanzo years later. from a design standpoint.ch. prompting Nagato to sacrifice his life in order to revive the people he killed in Konoha. Preta. the six Paths use the Rinnegan to share visual information and coordinate attacks. he is voiced by Dave Wittenberg. Asura. Human. Pain's seiyū is Ken'yū Horiuchi. ch.ch. Konan Konan (小南?) is the only female ninja in Akatsuki. To that end he adopted the name "Pain" to conquer Amegakure before killing Hanzo.Naraka. becoming a "god" in the eyes of Amegakure's citizens. while Nagato's seiyū is Junpei Morita. As such. Naruto is able to renew Nagato's faith in his late master and in the possibility of peace. Controlled by a single conscious mind. the unique eye technique possessed by the Sage of the Six Paths. from left to right: Animal. but after Itachi escapes Kabuto's control he is sealed by Itachi. Deva. partnered to Konan and the principal figure in the tailed beast sealing ceremony thanks to his ability to manipulate souls. 378 The Paths of Pain are controlled by Nagato (長門?) who.The Six Paths of Pain. 369 All six bodies are eventually defeated by Naruto. was an Amegakure orphan trained by Jiraiya alongside Yahiko (弥彦?) before he became Deva Pain. 449 Nagato is later resurrected by Kabuto and sent alongside Itachi to battle Naruto and Killer Bee. 378. Nagato came to the realization that peace could only be attained by teaching the world the pain caused by war. Because she . "Saṃsāra Eye"). Pain (ペイン Pein?) is one of the major antagonists of the Naruto series.ch. In his cameo appearance in episode 135 of the English adaptation. Being a partner of Nagato. while Nagato is voiced by Vic Mignogna.
Zabuza possesses a massive sword called Kubikiri Bōchō (首斬り包丁?. using it as a key component in her battle style. lit. she is referred to by villagers of Amegakure as "God's angel".ch.ch. 348 The third and last member is the prisoner Jugo (重吾 Jūgo?) . form weapons for attack. 373 Konan can divide her body into countless sheets of paper. 365 and is highly flirtatious when she is alone with Sasuke. 510 In the Japanese anime. Itachi Uchiha. which she controls and reshapes remotely to scout out an area. Sasuke agrees to work with Akatsuki to help them capture the eight-tailed beast. While Konan's abilities are restricted when the paper is wet. While under Jiraiya.ch. "Hawk") is a group formed by Sasuke Uchiha that consists of Orochimaru's former subordinates. a former test subject of Orochimaru able to turn his body to liquid form.ch. Sasuke renames their group "Taka" and changes its mission to the destruction of Konoha. who wishes to restore the Kirigakure's Seven Swordsmen by taking their swords. and Karin is abandoned by Sasuke during the ensuing fight with Danzō Shimura. Zabuza and his followers fled the village and began working as mercenary . "Snake"). 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.ch.serves under Pain. 352 Its first recruited member is Suigetsu Hozuki (鬼灯 水月 Hōzuki Suigetsu?). Konan withdraws her position in Akatsuki and leaves the organization. which is later claimed by Suigetsu Hozukiafter Zabuza's death. 351 After Itachi's death and Sasuke's discovery that the Uchiha were wiped out under the orders of Konohagakure. 403 After Sasuke's failed infiltration of the Kage Summit in the Land of Iron. She fights him. Taka splits as Jugo and Suigetsu are captured by the samurai of the Land of Iron. and sees Sasuke as the living legacy from his late friend Kimimaro. a former assistant to Orochimaru who specializes in track specific individuals through chakra over long distances. with its mission being to find and kill Sasuke's brother. 482.ch. After Nagato's death.ch. a group of ninja that use particularly large swords in battle. since paper will cling to itself and lose its stiffness. Taka Taka (鷹?. Konan learned to take advantage of her natural talent with origami. or create wings that mirror her title. 352. her voice actor is Dorothy Elias-Fahn. After a failed coup d'état wherein he tried to assassinate the Fourth Mizukage.ch. she is able to use this weakness to her advantage as she implements explosive tags into her paper clones. she is confronted by Madara over the location of Nagato's Rinnegan eyes. 372 Later. Prior to carrying out this intent. but is killed after being forced to reveal Nagato's resting place. 523 The second member is Karin (香燐?). Decapitating Knife). to avenge the latter's slaughter of the Uchiha clan. When first formed it goes by the name "Hebi" (蛇?. Konan's seiyū is Atsuko Tanakaand in the English anime.ch.ch.who was used to create Orochimaru's cursed seals thanks to his enzymes that cause him to be mentally unstable.
Zabuza is skilled in water-based abilities.ch.ch. During Part II. 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.ch.ch. He then bombards them with needles. Team 8. and only by being useful does he find a purpose in life. ch. however. and his English voice actor is Steven Blum. by blanketing an area in mist. Because he takes too long to complete the task.ch. despite being a ninja and Zabuza's tool of battle. 21 Before he started working for Zabuza. Haku Haku (白?) is Zabuza Momochi's right hand man and most faithful follower. This reflects his pacifist nature. Haku lived as an orphan. 24 Haku is resurrected by Kabuto later in the series to fight in the Shinobi World War. The members of Team 8 primarily concentrate on tracking. and his English voice actor is Susan Dalian. locate them by the sounds they make. with each of the members' unique abilities being utilized in this role. His father killed his mother when it was discovered that she possessed a genetic ability. Zabuza kills him first.assassins. 354 Kiba Inuzuka . his contract is revoked. 30 Like most Kirigakure ninja.ch. As a result. joins Naruto Uzumaki and Team 7 in their search for Sasuke Uchiha. Hyōton (氷遁?. After wandering from place to place for a time he was found by Zabuza. and with his superb accuracy he can hit pressure points to put opponents in a death-like state. "Ice Release"). is in assassinations. 30 Haku's genetic inheritance. 29 He ultimately gives his life in his mission to be useful to Zabuza. becoming a human shield to protect his master from Kakashi Hatake's Lightning Blade. 26 His talents lead to him being hired by a criminal mastermind named Gato to kill a man named Tazuna. and kill them without them ever noticing his presence. Other characters Team 8 Team 8 is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Kurenai Yuhi.ch. and Haku then killed him. Haku becomes unquestioningly protective of and loyal to Zabuza. 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. so much so that when Naruto Uzumaki first meets Haku he ends up mistaking him for a girl. Mona Marshall voiced Haku as a child.ch. though is mortally wounded and dies soon afterwards. He has a heavily androgynous appearance. 32 The Kubikiri Bōchō served as Zabuza's gravemarker until it was taken by Suigetsu. Kakashi Hatake. He commonly uses this ability to surround an enemy with ice mirrors that he can freely merge with and instantly move between. His area of expertise. lit. Zabuza can blind an opponent. 524 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Mayumi Asano. He recognized Haku's talents and agreed to take him in as a tool. his seiyū is Unshō Ishizuka. and his employer tries to have Zabuza killed.ch. except Kurenai. 516. due to her pregnancy. Haku dislikes fighting and does all that he can to subdue opponents without actually killing them. 524 In the Japanese anime. 516.
Shino's merciless tendencies. 172 A deep connection with insects runs in Shino's family. By Part II of the Naruto storyline.ch. ch. At the start of the series. Akamaru can urinate on them." ch. Shino cares deeply for his teammates. being acutely aware of their inner workings and always regretting when he is unable to help them. Shino Aburame Shino Aburame (油女 シノ Aburame Shino?) is one of the members of Team 8 and is fascinated with insects. Most apparent of his connection to dogs is the constant presence of his ninja dog (忍犬 ninken?). ch. he fails to notice this drastic difference. Akamaru acts as a valuable tool for Kiba in hostile situations. but since Kiba spends so much time with Akamaru. and his English voice actor is Kyle Hebert. To help Kiba keep track of opponents. 238 In the Japanese anime. In battle.ch. when Akamaru transforms into a clone of Kiba. however. and constant companion. his seiyū is Shinji Kawada. Akamaru's vocal effects are provided by Jamie Simone though Kyle Hebert provided the voice of Akamaru when it took Kiba's form. Since Akamaru is naturally better equipped for combat. 204 In exchange for Kiba's devotion. 282 With his heightened sense of smell. who voices Kiba. have caused other characters to label him as "creepy. Akamaru fights with him in battle. in regards to opponents as well as his attachment to insects. which requires Akamaru to transform into a clone of Kiba. he spends his free time capturing and studying insects and often uses them as analogies during conversation. the bugs do as he commands. Akamaru Akamaru (赤丸?) is Kiba Inuzuka's ninja dog (忍犬 ninken?). he uses his heightened senses to Kiba's advantage. In exchange for using Shino as a hive and feeding on his chakra. he relies on Kiba to provide the chakra for the combination attacks they execute. who is also theseiyū for Naruto Uzumaki. Akamaru grows large enough for Kiba to ride atop his back. giving them a strong odor that can easily be tracked.ch. growing claws and traveling on all four limbs to increase his speed.ch. Kiba carries Akamaru around on his head or inside his jacket. unwilling to abandon him and putting himself in harm's way for Akamaru's sake. His first voice actor in the . 75 He can also drastically increase his sense of smell. boxing them in without their knowledge and absorbing their chakra once they have been surrounded. and the ability to detect others' chakra levels. best friend. hearing. 364 Kiba's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kōsuke Toriumi. 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.ch. In the English adaptation of the anime. Akamaru. Shino directs his bugs towards an opponent. 203 In the original Japanese anime. Kiba is fiercely loyal to Akamaru. and by the second half of the series he can use it to track things dogs cannot. and helps to double-team opponents with volleys of physical attacks. Akamaru is voiced by Junko Takeuchi. 70 Nevertheless. Kiba usually modifies his own abilities at the start of a battle. During a battle.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.
Her efforts begin to prove successful towards the end of Part I. both to overcome her own weaknesses and to prove her worth to her father. her seiyū is Rumi Ochiai. 437 Her seiyū in the Japanese anime is Nana Mizuki.ch. 80 While Hinata is hesitant to openly admit her feelings for him. she is usually accompanied by Asuma Sarutobi. 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. who voiced Shino in episodes 23 and 24. Hinata finally admits her feelings to Naruto while protecting him from Pain. causing her difficulties whenever she is on a mission. During Part II. acting as a surrogate parent in the absence of Hinata's father and helping Hinata overcome her weaknesses. he has been voiced by Derek Stephen Prince. Hinata begins training to become stronger. and Ino Yamanaka were also on a team together. leaving her in the care of her teacher.English anime wasSam Riegel.ch. Shikamaru Nara. and her English voice actor is Stephanie Sheh. many other characters assume them to be a couple. she goes out of her way to help him. as the series progresses. Because of this. 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. 78 Whenever Kurenai appears in the series. as her father takes a greater interest in her training. 78 Soon after her introduction. Kurenai is closest with Hinata. 140 During Part II of the series.ch.  Team 10 Team 10 is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Asuma Sarutobi.ch. and is shown to be particularly skilled with illusions involving plants. but in all following appearances. Inspired by Naruto's confidence and determination. and both .ch. 141 In the Japanese anime. and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn in all subsequent appearances.ch. Hinata's inability to stand up for herself caused her father to disown her at a young age. 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. In the English adaptation of the anime.ch. she was voiced by Saffron Henderson in episode three. Kurenai Yuhi. most characters are aware of her feelings. 238 Though Hinata's training has in large part been to prove herself. 77 In the anime. 342 In battle she specializes in casting illusions. She is always reluctant to speak her mind or to do something that might antagonize another character.ch. Hinata becomes infatuated with Naruto to the extent that she immediately blushes or faints upon seeing him. However. though they both deny this. The fathers of the three team members Choji Akimichi. Of all her students. making their relationship clear. Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child. Kurenai Yuhi Kurenai Yuhi (夕日 紅 Yūhi Kurenai?) is the leader of Team 8.ch. she also trains to try and win the attention of the series protagonist Naruto Uzumaki.
Ino becomes her surrogate apprentice. Ino . Creator Kishimoto has noted that he "likes" Shikamaru due to his easygoing nature despite being a genius.ch.ch.ch. and contrasted him against Sasuke Uchiha's intelligent but abrasive personality. However. as he chooses to look upon Choji as a person rather than only considering his large girth. although Nobutoshi Canna acted as a stand-in for Morikubo in episode 141. instead choosing to look upon Choji's inner strength.ch. His English voice actor is Tom Gibis. In terms of combat abilities. and Kakashi Hatakebriefly assumes leadership of the team to hunt down those responsible for Asuma's death. Team 10's leader. 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. When they discovered that they both liked Sasuke Uchiha.ch. 107 In the Japanese anime. Shikamaru's seiyū is Showtaro Morikubo. 189 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kentaro Ito and his English voice actor is Robbie Rist. If someone refers to him as fat. has never been able to defeat Shikamaru at games such as shogi or go. 73 In the anime. Though his habit of always eating gives him a relatively large appearance.ch. his fellow Team 10 member. 190 In battle. Sakura ended their friendship so they could properly compete for his affection. Asuma is slain in an encounter with members of Akatsuki. She is a childhood friend of Sakura Haruno. Shikamaru can manipulate his shadow.generations refer to their team using the moniker "Ino-Shika-Cho". Shikamaru's intelligence is such that Asuma Sarutobi. Ino Yamanaka Ino Yamanaka (山中 いの Yamanaka Ino?) is the only female member of Team 10. Choji insists he is not fat.ch. 137 During Part II. 71 The two eventually make amends and rekindle their friendship. Choji regards him as his best friend. hoping to be more useful to her friends and teammates as an able medical ninja. 190 In battle. and by extending it into another person's shadow he can force the target to mimic his movements. 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. stating he would willingly give his life to defend Shikamaru. but still maintain a competitive attitude towards each other. his laziness frequently prevents him from effectively utilizing his intelligence.ch. Choji can increase the size of his body to improve the amount of damage his strikes deal upon impact.ch. 55 Shikamaru Nara has never found an issue with Choji's weight. helping her to develop her own identity. when Sakura begins to excel in healing techniques. instead using explanations like being "big-boned". 107 Shikamaru is a longtime friend of Choji Akimichi. Choji instantly becomes hostile and increases his resolve to battle. and he can devise complex strategies even in the heat of battle.ch.
The two had not completely reconciled by the time of Hiruzen's death. 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. 342 In battle. 238 . Neji has a change of heart.ch. 55 In the Japanese anime. gaining control over their body which she can then use to attack others. 314 Asuma is usually seen smoking a cigarette.ch. and he uses them to defeat Hidan and avenge Asuma. 332 Asuma's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Jūrōta Kosugi. 101 At the start of the series. He had a falling out with his father when he was younger. her seiyū is Ryōka Yuzuki.ch. In Part II. ch. but will temporarily drop the habit when something is bothering him.ch. Team Guy joins Team 7 in attempting to save Gaara from the criminal organization. 140 During Part II of the series. 197 He also tries to remedy the estranged relations between himself and the members of the main house.ch.  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. 321 Among all his students. Neji believes in a fatalistic philosophy: that one's destiny is inescapable and that a weak person will always be weak.specializes in mind-altering techniques. Asuma wields trench knives that can be infused with chakra.ch. ch. as Guy wanted to wait a year before they could take the test to advance in ninja rank and become Chunin.ch. 107 Asuma frequently appears alongside Kurenai Yuhi. They are a year older than the other members of Konohagakure's teams. readily attacking its members verbally or physically when given the chance. When infused with his wind-based chakra. resulting in his training with the leader of the main house at the end of Part I. however. making their relationship clear. Akatsuki. Both deny this and promptly try to change the subject whenever it is brought up. and her voice actor is Colleen O'Shaughnessey in the English adaptation. To use these techniques. and the two often play shogi or go together. and resolves to get strong enough to never lose a battle. these knuckles fall into Shikamaru's possession. and he is voiced by Doug Erholtz in the English adaptation. leading many characters to assume the two are a couple. Despite his natural talent. At this point in the series. Neji openly hates the main house because of this.ch. The members of Team Guy primarily concentrate on physical attacks and weapons. Team Guy Team Guy is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Might Guy. Ino transfers her consciousness to her target's mind. a character that has proven his "destiny" wrong by getting stronger. Asuma can extend the blades' length and easily pierce through rock. such as when his father died. 317 After Asuma is killed by Hidan.ch.ch. and briefly left Konohagakure in protest. Neji's membership in one of the clan's lower houses leaves him ineligible to learn the clan's most secret techniques. Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child. He abandons the idea of a predetermined fate. a member of the criminal organization Akatsuki.ch. 38After being defeated in battle by Naruto Uzumaki. Asuma shares a particularly close relationship with Shikamaru Nara.
In the ninja academy. Tenten Tenten (テンテン?) is the only female member of Team Guy. Might Guy . Guy spends much of his free time training with Lee to help him accomplish his dream of becoming a respected ninja by using onlytaijutsu. the battle's start and her eventual defeat are the only portions shown. In the Japanese anime. he is voiced by Keiko Nemoto. and when he is featured as a child. 101 As the series progresses. Though never actually trained in the form. Neji constantly trains to overcome a small blindspot and to increase the Byakugan's range of sight. and his voice actor is Brian Donovan in English. he always utilizes honorifics such as "san" and "kun". Rock Lee was unable to use ninjutsu or genjutsu techniques. his seiyū is Kōichi Tōchika. 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. his seiyū is Yoichi Masukawa. and longs to prove that a female ninja can be just as skilled as a male ninja. 73Despite her lack of appearances. Neji has been able to replicate it and its most powerful attacks through simple observation. His voice in the English anime is provided bySteve Staley. even forbidden. but his persistence impressed Guy. Neji refines these abilities into more powerful counterparts.ch. Of all the Naruto protagonists. 197 In the Japanese anime. 84 Guy has taught him a number of powerful. and her English voice actor is Danielle Judovits. 52 In the Japanese anime and manga. such as his wardrobe and his perseverance. such as the ability to open the eight chakra gates. techniques. ch. with which he can directly attack an opponent's internal systems. when first introduced he is highly proficient with the Gentle Fist style of combat. During a fight she uses the hundreds of weapons kept stored in scrolls she carries with her to bombard opponents with pinpoint accuracy. and Wendee Lee provides his child voice. series creator Masashi Kishimoto favors her design more than those of any of the other female characters he has created. he never uses contractions. ranging from projectiles to close-combat weapons and even explosives by the second part of the series. can pose a severe risk to Lee's body. Tenten receives the least amount of screen time.ch.ch. One such example is his Byakugan.ch. Tenten specializes in weaponry. Because some of these techniques. he is only permitted to use them to protect something or someone dear to him.Neji displays his title as a prodigy of the Hyuga throughout the series. Lee has adopted several of Guy's habits because of this. and she holds him in high regard since he can always block her attacks. 98 Her Japanese seiyū is Yukari Tamura.ch. In the English adaptations. either to increase their potency or to fix an inherent flaw. such that her only fight in Part I of the manga is almost entirely skipped. In battle. 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.
 Hokage The Hokage (火影?. his seiyū is Masashi Ebara. For the Japanese actor nicknamed "Maito Gai". After a long rule. With his unique Mokuton abilities. While Lee is forced to concentrate on physical attacks due to his inability to use other types of techniques. preferring nonviolent discussions to his advisers' more militaristic suggestions."Maito Gai" redirects here. having served two separate terms. mimicking Guy's distinctive green jumpsuit and shiny bowl haircut. "Fire Shadow") is the leader of Konohagakure. who became the Second Hokage (二代目火影 Nidaime Hokage?). Lee has modeled himself in his master's image. but reclaimed his position after the Fourth gave his life to save the village from Kurama. 489 Hiruzen Sarutobi Hiruzen Sarutobi (猿飛 ヒルゼン Sarutobi Hiruzen?).ch. but notes that the teacher was not a model for Guy's character. the Third Hokage (三代目火影 Sandaime Hokage?). the Third abdicated in favor of Minato Namikaze. Lee has also adopted many of Guy's mannerisms. He is a peace-loving leader. When Danzo dies.ch. who founded the village along with Madara Uchiha. 65 In the Japanese anime. and dedicates most of his time to only one of his students. including his "My Rules" philosophy. succeeds him as the Fifth Hokage. Because of Guy's dedication to him. who took the position of Fourth Hokage. Throughout the series. The First was succeeded by his younger brother. which involves setting tough self-imposed penalties for failure in the belief that the punishment will make him stronger. In battle. Kakashi has never displayed a particular interest in their rivalry. Tsunade continues after her coma lifts. see Akira Kobayashi. which only further motivates Guy to defeat Kakashi and his "coolness". Guy specializes in physical attacks. 172 Danzo follows Tsunade becoming the unofficial Sixth Hokage after she enters a coma as a consequence of defending the village from Pain. there have been five Hokage. When not teaching Lee a new ability. the nine-tailed fox. Kakashi Hatake.ch. 1 The Third is the Hokage at the beginning of the series. 180 Series creator Masashi Kishimoto likens Guy's passionate personality to that of a physical education teacher he had in junior high school. Tsunade. Orochimaru.ch. has been the longest-ruling Hokage. Might Guy (マイト・ガイ Maito Gai?) is the leader of Team Guy. which he constantly tries to teach to Lee. Throughout the series. he acts as a source . lit.ch. Rock Lee. and his method of rule became a model for all subsequent Hokage. during an invasion of Konohagakure. and his English voice actor is Skip Stellrecht. Guy deliberately chooses not to use techniques other than physical attacks. who became the Third Hokage. Guy is usually found in competition with his self-proclaimed rival. Tobirama Senju (千手扉間 Senju Tobirama?). The First Hokage (初代火影 Shodai Hokage?) was Hashirama Senju (千 手柱間 Senju Hashirama?). Over the course of the series. ch. Hiruzen Sarutobi. he created the trees that act as the foundation for Konohagakure. 137 Another of his students. but he is slain in battle by his former student. who are honored by the village by having sculptures of their faces carved into the rock formation overlooking Konohagakure.He in turn was followed by one of his students.
instead leaving them for her assistants. Minato was a prodigy among ninja. 170 She is also the granddaughter of the First Hokage and grandniece of the second Hokage.ch. 240 Before the start of the series. and his English voice actor is Steve Kramer. Tsunade hates the position when she is first introduced. into Naruto's body. so many characters in the series refer to her with the Japanese honorific "hime" (princess).ch. the Fourth Hokage (四代目火影 Yondaime Hokage?). he still manages to rob Orochimaru of his ability to use jutsu (by "sealing" his arms). 2 In his youth Hiruzen was known as "The Professor" (プロフェッサー Purofessā?). bringing an end to the invasion and thus allowing Hiruzen to die happily. saving Konoha from destruction and giving Naruto access to its great strength. She will fulfill her role to address matters important to the village.ch. After her brother and boyfriend Dan died in pursuit of their dreams to become Hokage. their familial relationship is not revealed until Part II of the series. allowing him to wipe out whole armies in the blink of an eye. and from the start. 121 When he is unable to win. the nine-tailed fox. as he purportedly knew every jutsu in Konohagakure. He developed a jutsu that was in essence a teleportation jutsu. It is later revealed during Naruto's battle with Pain that he is Naruto's biological father and that he never told anyone. is the father of Naruto Uzumaki and spouse to Kushina Uzumaki. Although Naruto and Minato are noted to have a number of similar traits throughout the series. he gave his life to seal Kurama. but much younger. Tsunade Tsunade (綱手?).of wisdom to younger generations. Minato Namikaze Minato Namikaze (波風 ミナト Namikaze Minato?). When Orochimaru invades Konoha years later.ch. and Tsunade.ch. 137 In the Japanese anime. hoping it would help Naruto to become strong on his own. thus earning him the title of "Konoha's Yellow Flash" (木ノ葉の黄色い閃光 Konoha no Kiiroi Senkō?). 2 Kishimoto has expressed desire to make a spin-off series with Minato as the protagonist.ch. 367 He was the student of Jiraiya and the teacher of Kakashi Hatake. who consistently overcomes any obstacle in his own dreams of being Hokage.ch. His seiyu is Toshiyuki Morikawa and his English voice actor isTony Oliver. 172 As a result. not as the host of Kurama. his seiyū is Hidekatsu Shibata. Orochimaru. Hiruzen fights him to repent for never prosecuting Orochimaru as he should have. is a former student of the Third Hokage. Orochimaru had always been his favorite student. such that enemy villages issued flee-on-sight orders if ever he appeared on a battlefield. she lost faith in the title and the concept of dreams. Despite her connections to past Hokage. He was also the teacher of Jiraiya. Tsunade accepts the position of Fifth Hokage (五代目火 影 Godaime Hokage?) to protect Konohakagure on behalf of everyone she has loved. ch.ch. She regains her faith in both after meeting Naruto Uzumaki. and throughout Part II leads . as well as her former teammates Jiraiya and Orochimaru. and Hiruzen could never bring himself to recognize Orochimaru's evil qualities. 169 Despite the importance of her position. Tsunade tends to avoid her everyday duties. is one of the few characters to treat Naruto Uzumaki as a person.
the latter in order to restore Shisui's eye. Her age is similar to that of her former teammates Jiraiya and Orochimaru. 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?). while at the Kage conference. ch. Tsunade's seiyū is Masako Katsuki.ch. He was once considered for the position of Third Hokage. and can heal injuries that most others would consider incurable. a war hawk who believes that all of the former Hokage have placed peace above the village's best interests. she perceives it as a bad omen. but that title was given to Hiruzen Sarutobi whom he served as an adviser. He dies shortly after Sasuke mortally wounds him. The right half of his body is covered in bandages to hide a damaged Sharingan eye transplanted from the body of Shisui Uchiha. 169 In the Japanese anime. his own personal black ops team. Sand Siblings Kankuro. 149 Despite her odd personality. Danzo is forced into fighting Sasuke.Konoha in combatingAkatsuki. 238Tsunade is a compulsive gambler with terrible luck. 285 Since then he has been using The Foundation. and Temari as they appear at the end of Part I . she appears to have superhuman strength that allows her to reduce buildings to rubble. using it greatly shortens her overall lifespan. Tsunade is a talented medical ninja. using his new found power to have the ninja track down both Sasuke and Kabuto. and her English voice actor is Debi Mae West. 285 But after Konohagakure is destroyed and Tsunade is left in a coma. but she constantly assumes the appearance of a twenty-year-old woman with large breasts. 481 In the Japanese anime he is voiced by Hiroshi Ito and in the English version he is voiced by William Frederick Knight. 298 Throughout Part II. He also had himself injected with the cells of the First Hokage allowing him to use the Senju Clan's unique skills.ch. making her all but invincible in battle. However. Her healing abilities are such that she has devised a method of Mitotic regeneration for herself. He was one of the elders who orchestrated the Uchiha Clan's demise. Danzo Shimura Danzo Shimura (志村 ダンゾウ Shimura Danzō?) is one of the oldest villagers in Konohagakure. Danzo has been at odds with Tsunade and acts on his agenda of killing off Sasuke in secret. Gaara. ch.ch.ch. On the rare occasions that she hits a winning streak. as well as the vast amount of Sharingan eyes grafted to his arm. to secretly ensure he would become Hokage.ch. However.
For the first half of the series. and has thus far been shown to have three puppets in his arsenal: Karasu (烏?. with a similar background yet a highly divergent personality.ch. and Salamander protects Kankuro and his allies from enemy attacks. his seiyū is Yasuyuki Kase. Kishimoto changed their costumes for their return due to the difficulty in drawing their original attire. and Sanshōuo (山椒魚?. lit. and serve as antagonists in the subsequent invasion of Konohagakure. 249 Gaara's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Akira Ishida. though he tends to hold his tongue for fear of being killed. the leader of the village.ch. Black Ant). Kankuro becomes very protective of Gaara. and his English voice actor is Liam O'Brien. he becomes more willing to help others as the purpose for his existence.  Gaara Main article: Gaara Gaara (我愛羅?) is the youngest of the three siblings. as a result. he lashes out at anyone who speaks poorly of Gaara and when Gaara is kidnapped.ch. Similar to Naruto. Salamander). 36 In Part II. Due to their interactions with Naruto Uzumaki. Kankuro Kankuro (カンクロウ Kankurō?) is the second oldest of the three siblings.The Sand Siblings are ninja from the village of Sunagakure and the children of the Fourth Kazekage. Crow is used for offensive purposes. He was created by Kishimoto as a foil to Naruto Uzumaki. Before Gaara was even born. aiding him in his attempts to retrieve Sasuke Uchiha fromOrochimaru. killing others to affirm the value of his existence. 131 His battle with Naruto during the invasion of Konoha changes this mentality. 249 Kankuro is a talented puppeteer. Gaara was tormented by his fellow villagers for being the host of a tailed beast. The puppets are all destroyed by their original creator. he readily risks his life to save him. in Part II. Unlike her more combat-loving brothers. Temari Temari (テマリ?) is the oldest of the three siblings. and his English voice actor is Michael Lindsay. 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?). Gaara developed a sadistic and withdrawn personality.ch. he is frequently at odds with Gaara. Sasori.ch. as she questions Sunagakure's justifications for going to war withKonohagakure. 95 This trait carries over to Part II.ch. once Gaara begins to reveal his dreams and motivations to Kankuro. Crow). Kuroari (黒蟻?. a powerful and dangerous tailed beast. and he succeeds his deceased father as Sunagakure's Kazekage during Part II. they later return as allies of Konohagakure. After one of his few remaining relatives tried to kill him.  In the Japanese anime. Kankuro is later seen using Sasori's body as his new puppet. Temari values peace. lit. inside him. 59 They come to Konohagakure to participate in the biannual ninja exams. in which she begins acting as a liaison between Sunagakure and Konohagakure to help the two . lit. Black Ant traps opponents in its body to make them easier targets. as well as to symbolize their new friendship with Konohagakure.
2:126 When Iruka was a child. As a child. 12. 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.vol. he intended for Konohamaru to look like a "punk" smaller than Naruto. Konohamaru Sarutobi Konohamaru Sarutobi (猿飛 木ノ葉丸 Sarutobi Konohamaru?). 1 In the Japanese anime. 107 Temari's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Romi Paku. and Iruka in turn has great faith in Naruto's potential to be a great ninja. which was sealed into Naruto Uzumaki. and by Akiko Koike as a stand-in. Tsunade and Orochimaru. 2Konohamaru's design caused great difficulties for Masashi Kishimoto. his parents were killed by Kurama. Temari wields a giant iron fan that can create powerful gusts of wind capable of leveling the surrounding landscape. He looks to Naruto Uzumaki as a mentor in this quest. vol. is the grandson of the Third Hokage. Jiraiya Main article: Jiraiya (Naruto) Jiraiya (自来也?) is a Konohagakure ninja and one of Naruto's teachers. 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.ch. hisseiyū is Toshihiko Seki. Jiraiya was under the tutelage of the Third Hokage. ch. 2:26 He is voiced in the Japanese anime by Ikue Ōtani. named after Konohagakure. the nine-tailed fox. Colleen O'Shaughnessey is his English voice actor. she typically uses her winds to remove parts of the battlefield that might be advantageous to the enemy. the bond between Naruto and Jiraiya is his favorite. Naruto thinks of Iruka as a father-figure because of this. In battle. not as the Hokage's grandson. and signature jutsu such as the Rasengan and a variety of other techniques. emulating his work ethic. Kishimoto has commented that out of all the master-pupil relationships he has created in the Naruto series. Although still . determination. that he will only become Hokage after Naruto has been Hokage first.ch. and was instantly happy with the design.vol. noting that it makes drawing them "worthwhile". however. He eventually gave Konohamaru small. and her English voice actor is Tara Platt. angry-looking eyes. Konohamaru insists. 170 Jiraiya is known throughout the Naruto world as the "Toad Sage" (蝦蟇仙人 Gama Sennin?) due to his toad-related jutsu. As she is skilled at deducing an opponent's strategies and weaknesses soon after a battle begins. along with his teammates.ch. He bears no ill will towards Naruto. He strives to replace his grandfather as Hokage so the villagers of Konohagakure will recognize him by name. and his English voice actor is Quinton Flynn. yet all of his attempts resulted in a mere recreation of Naruto. a school for prospective ninja.villages work together. but this was abandoned in favor of a more relaxed appearance.
After spending time with Naruto Uzumaki.ch. Jiraiya is voiced by Hōchū Ōtsuka. Gaara also dies before they can rescue him. which has since become his primary role in the series. 280 In later chapters. resulting with him choosing names such as "fatso" and "ugly". Chiyo. he begins to crave bonds with other people. and her English voice actor is Megan Hollingshead. only to have many of her efforts nullified by the work ofTsunade. She left Konohagakure with Tsunade after the death of her uncle.ch. 91 During Part I. Despite their efforts. and in the English version her voice actor is Barbara Goodson. including using concealed poisoned needles or emitting toxic gas from her mouth. 166 Shizune is one of the few characters that Tsunade trusts with absolute certainty. Shizune Shizune (シズネ?) is a Konohagakure ninja introduced in the series as Tsunade's assistant. everything she knew. in Part II. her seiyū is Keiko Nemoto. ch. as she identifies details that Tsunade tends to overlook. Sasori. he takes Naruto as his student. he often says what he actually thinks of a person.affiliated with Konohagakure. In Part II of the series. 375 Touched by the genuine bond formed between Sunagakure and Konoha. 245 In the Japanese anime. Replacing Sasuke in the team. Chiyo joins a group of Konohagakure ninja in rescuing him. making treaties as a formality and quietly strengthening Sunagakure's military might simultaneously. When Deidara defeats and kidnaps Gaara. creating interference with Tsunade's plans and temporarily straining the relationship between the two. her seiyū is Ikuko Tani. with the help of Sakura Haruno. Having been a member of The Foundationsince he was a child. In the Japanese anime. however. however. 282 In the Japanese anime. Chiyo Chiyo (チヨ?) is an adviser to Sunagakure who is introduced at the start of Part II. Despite her medicinal affinity. Chiyo gives up her life to revive Gaara. During the various ninja wars. Kishimoto was careful in his design to make him stand out. he spends much of his time traveling. the leader of Sunagakure. authoring a series of best-selling adult romance novels. and he proudly describes himself as a "super pervert".ch. Tsunade taught her medical techniques. and his English voice actor is David Lodge. She is mistrustful of other ninja villages. Jiraiya's personality is openly lecherous. 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. Sai Sai (サイ?) is a ninja who joins Team 7 in Part II. hoping that the relationship of peace might be continued. she used her knowledge of poisons to aid Sunagakure. Sai has been trained to not possess or desire any type of emotion or camaraderie. and over the years. and returns him to Konohagakure in Part II as he begins to keep tabs on the movements of the criminal organization Akatsuki.ch. is able to confront and kill her grandson Sasori. She is a skilled puppeteer and taught her grandson.ch. After the alliance catches up with the kidnappers. 303 Sai's attempts to form bonds involve giving pet names to others.ch. many of the attacks she uses in the series are poison-based. He eventually learns .
537 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Hisao Egawa. Kurama Kurama (九喇嘛?). Yamato will leave them behind if they become a hindrance. 419. but rather a codename assigned to him for the purposes of joining Team 7. and his English voice actor is Reno Wilson. 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.ch.from his mistakes and attempts the opposite approach. 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. the other being series protagonist Naruto Uzumaki. 541 When Akatsuki attacks him. Killer Bee has complete control over the beast sealed within him. and in the English version he is voiced by Troy Baker. as he can stop Naruto Uzumaki if Kurama. calling Ino Yamanaka "pretty lady". 298 During his childhood.ch. who is often called the Nine-Tails (九尾の妖狐 Kyūbi no Yōko?.ch.ch. the current Raikage of Kumogakure. he stays on the team in an additional leadership position. Kurama is responsible for attacking Konohagakure before being stopped by the Fourth Hokage. 411 Killer Bee is the adoptive brother of A (エー Ē?). 411 The host of the ushi-oni-like eight-tailed beast. It also allows him to suppress a tailed beast's influence over its host.ch. 285 After Kakashi's return.ch. lit. twelve years before the series' . as a single swipe of one of its tails can raise tsunamis and flatten mountains. 312 When not making an attempt to bond with others. Nine-Tailed Demon Fox) is the most powerful of the tailed beasts. Yamato's seiyū is Rikiya Koyama. This is the primary reason he is assigned to Team 7. who gave his life to seal the fox into his son. 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. ch. He is introduced during Part II as one of the two hosts that have yet to be captured by the criminal organizationAkatsuki.ch. In battle he uses its great strength to increase the lethality of his professional wrestling-styled attacks. 291 In the Naruto: Shippūden anime. and his English voice actor is Benjamin Diskin. 283 Sai's seiyū is Satoshi Hino in the Naruto: Shippūden anime. Yamato can form anything out of wood at will. 317 Unlike Kakashi. "Yamato" is not his real name. Yamato was abducted by Orochimaru and experimented upon in an attempt to replicate the First Hokage's unique abilities. When using Mokuton techniques. Killer Bee Killer Bee (キラービー Kirābī?) is a ninja from the village of Kumogakure. 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. citing that as ninja they should be able to look after themselves. who places his teammates before the mission.ch. Sai spends his time painting and drawing. for instance. and has produced thousands of works. and thus never knew that Yamato had successfully obtained the First's Mokuton techniques. Naruto Uzumaki. Orochimaru was forced to flee Konohagakure before he could complete his testing. and as such is expected to be the guardian of the village. gets out of control. the nine-tailed fox within him.
ch. extolling the characters as "well rounded" and "imaginative".H. and other media. Anime Reviews disagreed. dismissing the characters as echoes of stereotypicalshōnen characters. its seiyū is Tesshō Genda. but attributed the series' "almost sickening addictiveness" to its level of characterization. action. backpacks. Apparel such as clothing.M. hair. As the seal is to be broken if Naruto uses all of Kurama's chakra.ch. and praised the "deeply moving emotional trials" they undergo over the course of the series. and noted that several of the characters were not likable. and drama together in a believable manner.E. provoking his rage and thus allowing its violent personality to influence and consume him. wallpapers. and believed the primary focus of the series was on the fighting. and trading cards from the Naruto Collectible Card Game. after a couple isolated incidents of falling under its influence during heated battles. In the Japanese anime. and figurines—many of which are limited editions produced in small quantities. Anime Boredom agreed with this assessment.E. and celebrated how the characters allowed the series to successfully incorporate comedy. The visual appearances of the characters in the anime and manga have also received notice from reviewers. ch. Other merchandise includes action figures. have been released. commenting that Naruto Uzumaki combined the finer values of his shōnen predecessors.M. and in the English adaptation. Kurama tries to gain control over Naruto.H. it is voiced by Paul St. making it difficult to think about the characters on "any deep or meaningful level".start. manga. 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. Many characters are also featured on posters. Merchandise Several types of merchandise have been produced based on the likeness of the characters in the Naruto series. Anime Reviews offered a more positive view. key chains. as well as full costumes used for cosplay. Kurama's former possessor. The anime and manga magazine Neo described Naruto's character as "irksome". faces and personalities" that . 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. but lamented the characters' personalities tended to fall between Naruto's "charisma and coolness" and Sasuke's "blandness". 499 Kishimoto was mainly inspired to create Kurama based on thecharacter with the same name from the manga series YuYu Hakusho. and other accessories. 95 At the same time.  T. plush dolls of characters' Part I and Part II appearances.ch. Peter. Anime News Network praised the characters' "distinctive clothing. A second review from T. Reception The characters of Naruto have received both praise and criticism from publications dedicated to anime. 1 Throughout the series. Active Anime lauded the characters for not being "simple cardboard cut-out characters" due to their "fleshed out personalities" and "underlying dramatic motivations". 291 Naruto eventually takes control of the fox's chakra with help from his mother Kushina Uzumaki.
p. ^ a b c d Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. 3. T. . Derrick.H. 14.ch. reaching as high as 5th position. Viz Media. Retrieved March 27. 138 ^ a b c d Ross.0 . October 17. Naruto. Although a large number of antagonists appear in the series. 7. 6. Itachi Uchiha. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes?". Mania.made them easily identifiable. 5. Anime Reviews.Review".E. "THEM Anime Reviews 4. Justin (August 7. Carl (November 2. 2002. versus Zabuza Momochi. Retrieved March 27.0 . 531 while Deidara ranked 6th in the latest poll. Anime Reviews admitted in their second review that when the animators were at their best. Anime Reviews described Kishimoto as "an average artist at best" and derided the poor transition of his artistic style into animation. 2005.M. the villain of the previous arc.Naruto".com.E. Retrieved 2010-04-03.M. pp. 122. Studio Pierrot. 140 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. 8. 13. Naruto. 141 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Despite this. TV Tokyo. since his debut in the manga. T. "Naruto GN 8-10 . 9.H. ^ a b Kimlinger. noting that he had no redeeming qualities. they produced "artistic renderings that leave little to be desired on the part of fans of the manga". Christina.ch. but ultimately concluded the animation was "a mixed bag". p. ISBN 1-4215- 1407-9. p. Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. ^ a b Rich. Anime Reviews. September 17. 142 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Mania Entertainment has called Orochimaru the "first real villain". 531 Footnotes 1. p. 2008. T. 2006).com >> Disc Reviews >> Naruto Box Set 04 (also w/special edition)". Masashi (2007). Retrieved 2010-04-03.E. "THEM Anime Reviews 4. 2007). p.Second Opinion".H.M. T. 2008. movement and the human form" and "impeccable visual timing". as well as Kishimoto's "clear eye for geography. ^ a b c Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. 2. Studio Pierrot. ^ a b c Tucker. 118 ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "宿敵!?サスケとサクラ".M.E. 10. p. p. ^ Kishimoto.Naruto . 12. 139 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto.H. Cartoon Network. Anime News Network. 4. has continually ranked high in the official Weekly Shōnen Jump popularity poll of the series. Several of the antagonists have been very popular within Naruto reader base. 112-114 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. 11. "Mania.
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