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