List of Naruto characters

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The major characters of the series as they appear in Part I

The major characters of the series as they appear in Part II

The Naruto anime and manga series features an extensive cast of characters created by Masashi Kishimoto. The series takes place in afictional universe where different countries vie for power by using ninja who can use supernatural abilities in combat. The Naruto storyline is divided into two parts, simply named Part I and Part II, with the latter taking place two-and-a-half years after the conclusion of Part I. The series' storyline follows the adventures of a group of young ninja from the village of Konohagakure. The titular character of the series is Naruto Uzumaki, an energetic ninja who wishes to become Hokage, the leader of Konohagakure. During the early part of the series, he is assigned to Team 7, during which he meets Sasuke Uchiha, a taciturn and highly skilled "genius" of the Uchiha clan; Sakura Haruno, who is infatuated with Sasuke yet has Naruto's affection; and Kakashi Hatake, the quiet and mysterious leader of the team. Over the course of the series, Naruto interacts with and befriends several of his fellow ninja in Konohagakure as well as other villages. He also encounters the series' antagonists, including Orochimaru, a former ninja of Konohagakure scheming to destroy his former home, and the elite ninja of the criminal organization Akatsuki. While developing the series, Kishimoto created the three primary characters as a basis for the designs of the other three-person teams.[1]He also utilized characters in other shōnen manga as references in his design of the characters, a decision that was criticized by several anime and manga publications.[2][3] The characters that

Kishimoto developed were however praised for incorporating many of the better aspects of previous shōnen characters, although many publications lamented the perceived lack of growth beyond such stereotypes.[4][5]The visual presentation of the characters was commented on by reviewers, with praise and criticism given to Kishimoto's work in the manga and anime adaptation.[3][6]
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Creation and conception
When Masashi Kishimoto was originally creating the Naruto series, he looked to other shōnen manga for influences while attempting to make his characters as unique as possible.[2]Kishimoto cites Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball series as one of these influences, noting that Goku, the protagonist of Dragon Ball, was a key factor when creating Naruto Uzumaki due to his energetic and mischievous personality.[7] To complement Naruto, Kishimoto worked on creating a rival that was a "cool genius", as he believed this was "the archetypal rival character". After reviewing different manga for ideas, he ultimately developed Sasuke Uchiha. When creating the primary heroine, Kishimoto admitted, "I don't have a definite image of what a heroine should be". He eventually created Sakura, emphasizing "her energy and flirtatious spirit" as her primary characteristics. These three characters would be the mold for the other three main Naruto teams.[1] The separation of the characters into different teams was intended to give each group a specific flavor. Kishimoto wished for each team member to be "extreme", having a high amount of aptitude in one given attribute, yet talentless in another. This approach was used to make each team perform best when individual members worked together to overcome their weaknesses. Having watched tokusatsu dramas as a child, Kishimoto wished for his teams to be different from the superhero teams in these dramas, dismissing the value of a team in which all the teammates were "strong to the point of perfection". Kishimoto notes that the different roles the characters assume is similar to many role-playing games, and "each character stands out better that way".[8] Kishimoto inserted villains into the story to counteract the lead characters' moral values. He stated that this focus on illustrating the difference in values is central to his creation of villains to the point that, "I don't really think about them in combat". The villains' physical appearances were also embellished in order to differentiate them from other characters, making it easier for a reader to follow the story and identify the villains, even in

heated battle scenes. Kishimoto noted that making the villains "flamboyant" with a "showy costume" is "one of my guiding principles", as well as making them "more memorable". [9] When drawing the characters, Kishimoto consistently follows a five-step process: concept and rough sketch, drafting, inking, shading, and coloring. These steps are followed when he is drawing the manga and making the color illustrations that commonly adorn the cover of tankōbon, the cover of the Weekly Shōnen Jump, or other media, but the toolkit he utilizes occasionally changes.[10] For instance, he used an airbrush for one illustration for a Weekly Shōnen Jump cover, but decided not to use it for future drawings largely due to the cleanup required.[11]

Protagonists
The protagonists of the Naruto series are part of Squad 7 (Team Kakashi), a group of ninja affiliated with the village of Konohagakure. After Sasuke Uchiha's departure from Konohagakure at the end of Part I, the team disbands. During Part II, the team reforms with two new members, Sai, who occupies Sasuke's position, and Yamato, who acts as Kakashi's replacement when he is briefly incapacitated and later stays with the team when Kakashi returns.ch. 285

Naruto Uzumaki
Main article: Naruto Uzumaki Naruto Uzumaki (うずまき ナルト Uzumaki Naruto?) is the primary protagonist of the Naruto series. He was the first character created by Kishimoto during the conception of the series, and was designed with many traits from other shōnen characters.[7] In the series, Naruto has ambitions of becoming Hokage, the leader of Konohagakure. Because he is the host ofKurama, the nine-tailed fox that attacked Konoha, he is ostracized by the other villagers.ch. 2 He compensates for this with his cheerful and boisterous personality, and over the course of the series, manages to befriend many foreign and Konoha ninja. He develops an especially close relationship with Sasuke Uchiha and deep caring affection for Sakura Haruno, two of his fellow ninja in Team 7.ch. 237 Naruto's seiyū in the original Japanese anime is Junko Takeuchi, and he is voiced by Maile Flanagan in the English adaptation.[12][13]

Sasuke Uchiha
Main article: Sasuke Uchiha Sasuke Uchiha (うちは サスケ Uchiha Sasuke?) is one of the primary protagonists of the Naruto series and one of the members of Team 7. He was created to be a rival to Naruto, as well as a, "cool genius", which Kishimoto believed was an integral part of an ideal rivalry.[1] He is one of the few remaining members of the Uchiha clan along with his brother, Itachi Uchiha, who killed the rest of their family.vol. 25, ch. 224 Due to this, Sasuke's sole desire is to kill his brother, and he develops a cold and withdrawn personality. His interactions with his fellow teammates, who are all considered precious to him, make him focus less on revenge at the start of the series.

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

66 Kabuto began acting as a spy for numerous countries and organizations. is one of his driving motivations throughout the series. and his desire for a new host. consisting of multiple assorted lairs located within the Land of Sound and outside it. Kishimoto worked towards making him appear "pasty and sickly" as part of his theme of distinguishing villains from the protagonists. particularly Sasuke Uchiha. he distinguished himself as one of the village's most powerful ninja along with his teammates. 69 His immortality technique involves transferring his consciousness between different host bodies. Orochimaru Main article: Orochimaru (Naruto) Orochimaru (大蛇丸?) is one of the primary antagonists of the Naruto series. During his time in the village. including the criminal organization Akatsuki. who defeats him. The village is not contiguous. 164 In Part II Kabuto integrates .ch. "Village Hidden in Sound") is a village founded by Orochimaru for the purpose of collecting ninja for his experiments to learn all the jutsuin the world. As a child.ch.ch.Antagonists Otogakure See also: World of Naruto Otogakure (音隠れの里 Otogakure no Sato?. Orochimaru is a former ninja of Konohagakure and a student of the Third Hokage. he participates in the bi-annual ninja exams as a villager of Konohagakure so as to gather information on his fellow participants. which ordered him to enter the service of Orochimaru. for instance. he leaves Akatsuki and establishes his own ninja village. To emphasize his role as a villain.[16][17] Kabuto Yakushi Kabuto Yakushi (薬師 カブト Yakushi Kabuto?) is one of the primary antagonists of the Naruto series who is initially introduced as an experienced Konohagakure genin that takes Team 7 under his wing during one of their ninja exams.ch. and his role as a villain is gradually escalated as the series progresses. He is soon revealed to be a spy and Orochimaru's foremost servant. and the corresponding English voice actor is Steven Blum. 170 His desire to obtain immortality led him to conduct experiments on other Konohagakure ninja. ch. a panoply of voice actors are utilized for Orochimaru. and he eventually fled the village and joined the criminal organization Akatsuki. Otogakure. his most common seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kujira.[15] In the series.ch. who took Kabuto and raised him as a son. 238 Because of his different host bodies and the disguises he assumes. After attacking fellow Akatsuki member Itachi Uchiha. Jiraiya and Tsunade. 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. 88 Kabuto is highly proficient with medical techniques. 289 Kabuto uses his various former affiliations as a means to gather intelligence on Orochimaru's behalf. lit.ch. in the hopes of destroying his former home. he was found on a battlefield by a medical officer from Konohagakure.

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

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

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

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

[20] In the Japanese anime. 339 As such. instead finding pleasure in the pain it causes him. his extreme temperament led Kakuzu to dislike having a partner and eventually killing whomever he is partnered with in a fit of rage. his or another.Shikamaru Nara fights him to avenge his teacher.[23] Kakuzu can store up to four spare hearts in animal masks that are sewn to his back.ch. Kakuzu is easily finished off by Kakashi. The threads are also capable of piercing flesh. However.ch. and Shikamaru burying his still-speaking remains in a place Akatsuki will never be able to reach. and sadomasochistic partner of Kakuzu and a former ninja of Yugakure. lit. Hidan's seiyū is Masaki Terasoma. he is voiced by Naoya Uchida. the Village Hidden in Boiling Water. Because he is immortal. Hidan can create a voodoo doll-like link with his opponent. Their battle culminates in Hidan being blown up. noting his mask to be easy to make. allowing him to kill them by giving himself fatal injuries. After Naruto Uzumaki leaves his final heart on the brink of failure. 336 Kakuzu's hearts are systematically destroyed soon after his introduction by a group of Konohagakure ninja. 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. 313His religion's experimentations have led to the creation of his unique abilities. and can quickly be recalled to his body if he needs a replacement heart. allowing him to reattach any bodypart. Kakuzu is motivated by greed and joins the Akatsuki to seek out valuablebounties. being paired up with the immortal Hidan as a result.[22] He is a member of the Jashin(ジャシン?. Hidan Hidan (飛段?) is the immortal. he is voiced by Chris Edgerly and in Naruto Shippūden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 by Wally Wingert. foul-mouthed. Pain . his first persona is voiced by Michael Yurchak and the Madara one by Nolan North.[21] In the English anime. he is sent out to participate in the war until being sealed.ch. 353 In the Japanese version of the anime. Tobi's seiyu is Wataru Takagi and since taking the name of Madara.ch.ch. Kakuzu Kakuzu (角都?) is the partner of Hidan and a former ninja of Takigakure. The masks can be detached during combat situations to shoot elemental blasts at his opponents. 325 After Hidan uses this ability to kill Asuma Sarutobi. Kakuzu's seiyū is Takaya Hashi and in the English version he is voiced by Fred Tatasciore.ch. by consuming an opponent's blood and then drawing Jashin's triangular-design on the ground. Hidan is not impaired while doing this. 342After being resurrected by Kabuto. In the English version. any damage done to Hidan's body is reflected on his opponent. the Village Hidden in the Waterfalls.Kishimoto found him to be his favorite Akatsuki character at the time to draw. back onto its owner. Hidan is no longer considered a member by the rest of Akatsuki.ch. Once this link is created. In the Japanese anime. "evil god") religion. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

When they discovered that they both liked Sasuke Uchiha. Choji insists he is not fat.ch. although Nobutoshi Canna acted as a stand-in for Morikubo in episode 141. Team 10's leader. 190 In battle. 189 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kentaro Ito and his English voice actor is Robbie Rist. helping her to develop her own identity.[13] Ino Yamanaka Ino Yamanaka (山中 いの Yamanaka Ino?) is the only female member of Team 10. and by extending it into another person's shadow he can force the target to mimic his movements. his laziness frequently prevents him from effectively utilizing his intelligence.ch. 190 In battle. and he can devise complex strategies even in the heat of battle.ch. 107 In the Japanese anime. Sakura ended their friendship so they could properly compete for his affection.ch. Creator Kishimoto has noted that he "likes" Shikamaru due to his easygoing nature despite being a genius. hoping to be more useful to her friends and teammates as an able medical ninja.ch. and Kakashi Hatakebriefly assumes leadership of the team to hunt down those responsible for Asuma's death. 71 The two eventually make amends and rekindle their friendship. She is a childhood friend of Sakura Haruno. 107 Shikamaru is a longtime friend of Choji Akimichi. Shikamaru can manipulate his shadow. Choji instantly becomes hostile and increases his resolve to battle. However.[7] Shikamaru's intelligence is such that Asuma Sarutobi.ch. and contrasted him against Sasuke Uchiha's intelligent but abrasive personality.ch. when Sakura begins to excel in healing techniques. If someone refers to him as fat. Choji regards him as his best friend.[32] In terms of combat abilities.ch.[12][31] His English voice actor is Tom Gibis. stating he would willingly give his life to defend Shikamaru. Because of this. 137 During Part II. instead using explanations like being "big-boned". Ino becomes her surrogate apprentice. as he chooses to look upon Choji as a person rather than only considering his large girth. Asuma is slain in an encounter with members of Akatsuki. 331 Choji Akimichi Choji Akimichi (秋道 チョウジ Akimichi Chōji?) is a member of Team 10 who is typified by his deep love for food to the extent that he always has a snack with him during the series.ch. instead choosing to look upon Choji's inner strength. 73 In the anime. his fellow Team 10 member.[12][13] Shikamaru Nara Main article: Shikamaru Nara Shikamaru Nara (奈良 シカマル Nara Shikamaru?) is one of the members of Team 10.ch. Though his habit of always eating gives him a relatively large appearance.generations refer to their team using the moniker "Ino-Shika-Cho". Shikamaru's seiyū is Showtaro Morikubo. has never been able to defeat Shikamaru at games such as shogi or go. but still maintain a competitive attitude towards each other. Ino . 55 Shikamaru Nara has never found an issue with Choji's weight. Choji can increase the size of his body to improve the amount of damage his strikes deal upon impact.

He abandons the idea of a predetermined fate. Neji has a change of heart. but will temporarily drop the habit when something is bothering him. and he is voiced by Doug Erholtz in the English adaptation. ch. and the two often play shogi or go together. 342 In battle. resulting in his training with the leader of the main house at the end of Part I.specializes in mind-altering techniques. ch. Asuma shares a particularly close relationship with Shikamaru Nara. gaining control over their body which she can then use to attack others.ch.[12][13] Team Guy Team Guy is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Might Guy. 321 Among all his students. these knuckles fall into Shikamaru's possession. 140 During Part II of the series. 314 Asuma is usually seen smoking a cigarette. leading many characters to assume the two are a couple. 55 In the Japanese anime. 238 .ch. 101 At the start of the series.ch. 197 He also tries to remedy the estranged relations between himself and the members of the main house.ch.[12] [13] Asuma Sarutobi Asuma Sarutobi (猿飛 アスマ Sarutobi Asuma?) is the leader of Team 10 and son of the Third Hokage Hiruzen Sarutobi.ch. Akatsuki. as Guy wanted to wait a year before they could take the test to advance in ninja rank and become Chunin. and her voice actor is Colleen O'Shaughnessey in the English adaptation. and he uses them to defeat Hidan and avenge Asuma. Neji's membership in one of the clan's lower houses leaves him ineligible to learn the clan's most secret techniques.ch. a member of the criminal organization Akatsuki.ch. 332 Asuma's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Jūrōta Kosugi. Neji believes in a fatalistic philosophy: that one's destiny is inescapable and that a weak person will always be weak. When infused with his wind-based chakra. To use these techniques. her seiyū is Ryōka Yuzuki. readily attacking its members verbally or physically when given the chance. making their relationship clear. At this point in the series. 317 After Asuma is killed by Hidan. 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. such as when his father died. and briefly left Konohagakure in protest. 38After being defeated in battle by Naruto Uzumaki.ch. however. Both deny this and promptly try to change the subject whenever it is brought up. In Part II. Team Guy joins Team 7 in attempting to save Gaara from the criminal organization. Despite his natural talent.ch.ch. Ino transfers her consciousness to her target's mind. They are a year older than the other members of Konohagakure's teams. a character that has proven his "destiny" wrong by getting stronger. He had a falling out with his father when he was younger. and resolves to get strong enough to never lose a battle. The members of Team Guy primarily concentrate on physical attacks and weapons. The two had not completely reconciled by the time of Hiruzen's death. Asuma can extend the blades' length and easily pierce through rock. 107 Asuma frequently appears alongside Kurenai Yuhi. Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child. Neji openly hates the main house because of this.ch. Asuma wields trench knives that can be infused with chakra.

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

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

137 In the Japanese anime. he gave his life to seal Kurama. 169 Despite the importance of her position. is a former student of the Third Hokage. allowing him to wipe out whole armies in the blink of an eye. he still manages to rob Orochimaru of his ability to use jutsu (by "sealing" his arms). so many characters in the series refer to her with the Japanese honorific "hime" (princess). ch. Tsunade hates the position when she is first introduced. Although Naruto and Minato are noted to have a number of similar traits throughout the series. 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?). 240 Before the start of the series. she lost faith in the title and the concept of dreams. He was also the teacher of Jiraiya. Orochimaru. into Naruto's body. is one of the few characters to treat Naruto Uzumaki as a person. 172 As a result.[20] His seiyu is Toshiyuki Morikawa and his English voice actor isTony Oliver. as he purportedly knew every jutsu in Konohagakure. and throughout Part II leads .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. Hiruzen fights him to repent for never prosecuting Orochimaru as he should have. When Orochimaru invades Konoha years later. Orochimaru had always been his favorite student.ch. but much younger. After her brother and boyfriend Dan died in pursuit of their dreams to become Hokage. 2 Kishimoto has expressed desire to make a spin-off series with Minato as the protagonist. is the father of Naruto Uzumaki and spouse to Kushina Uzumaki. He developed a jutsu that was in essence a teleportation jutsu.ch. bringing an end to the invasion and thus allowing Hiruzen to die happily. Despite her connections to past Hokage. and his English voice actor is Steve Kramer. the nine-tailed fox. Tsunade tends to avoid her everyday duties. 121 When he is unable to win. She regains her faith in both after meeting Naruto Uzumaki. who consistently overcomes any obstacle in his own dreams of being Hokage. and Hiruzen could never bring himself to recognize Orochimaru's evil qualities. as well as her former teammates Jiraiya and Orochimaru. instead leaving them for her assistants.ch. Minato was a prodigy among ninja. 367 He was the student of Jiraiya and the teacher of Kakashi Hatake.ch. the Fourth Hokage (四代目火影 Yondaime Hokage?).ch. She will fulfill her role to address matters important to the village. such that enemy villages issued flee-on-sight orders if ever he appeared on a battlefield. and from the start. saving Konoha from destruction and giving Naruto access to its great strength.ch. Tsunade Tsunade (綱手?). not as the host of Kurama. 2 In his youth Hiruzen was known as "The Professor" (プロフェッサー Purofessā?). his seiyū is Hidekatsu Shibata. It is later revealed during Naruto's battle with Pain that he is Naruto's biological father and that he never told anyone. and Tsunade.ch. 170 She is also the granddaughter of the First Hokage and grandniece of the second Hokage.of wisdom to younger generations.[12][13] Minato Namikaze Minato Namikaze (波風 ミナト Namikaze Minato?). their familial relationship is not revealed until Part II of the series.

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

and Salamander protects Kankuro and his allies from enemy attacks. in which she begins acting as a liaison between Sunagakure and Konohagakure to help the two . 249 Gaara's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Akira Ishida. Due to their interactions with Naruto Uzumaki. in Part II. a powerful and dangerous tailed beast.ch. as a result. 249 Kankuro is a talented puppeteer. Temari values peace. Salamander). Kuroari (黒蟻?. After one of his few remaining relatives tried to kill him. his father intended to make him a military weapon for Sunagakure by sealing the One-Tailed Shukaku (一尾の守鶴 Ichibi no Shukaku?). he becomes more willing to help others as the purpose for his existence. the leader of the village. and he succeeds his deceased father as Sunagakure's Kazekage during Part II. and his English voice actor is Michael Lindsay. and serve as antagonists in the subsequent invasion of Konohagakure. For the first half of the series. Crow). lit. 131 His battle with Naruto during the invasion of Konoha changes this mentality. he lashes out at anyone who speaks poorly of Gaara and when Gaara is kidnapped.[29][30] Kankuro Kankuro (カンクロウ Kankurō?) is the second oldest of the three siblings. and his English voice actor is Liam O'Brien. Black Ant). killing others to affirm the value of his existence. Sasori.ch. Unlike her more combat-loving brothers. Similar to Naruto.ch. his seiyū is Yasuyuki Kase.ch. The puppets are all destroyed by their original creator. they later return as allies of Konohagakure. inside him. once Gaara begins to reveal his dreams and motivations to Kankuro. he is frequently at odds with Gaara. He was created by Kishimoto as a foil to Naruto Uzumaki.[29][30] Temari Temari (テマリ?) is the oldest of the three siblings. as well as to symbolize their new friendship with Konohagakure. he readily risks his life to save him.ch. Kishimoto changed their costumes for their return due to the difficulty in drawing their original attire. and Sanshōuo (山椒魚?. with a similar background yet a highly divergent personality. lit. 95 This trait carries over to Part II. 36 In Part II. [45] In the Japanese anime. Kankuro becomes very protective of Gaara.ch. as she questions Sunagakure's justifications for going to war withKonohagakure. though he tends to hold his tongue for fear of being killed. Kankuro is later seen using Sasori's body as his new puppet. Crow is used for offensive purposes. lit. Black Ant traps opponents in its body to make them easier targets. [44] Gaara Main article: Gaara Gaara (我愛羅?) is the youngest of the three siblings. Gaara was tormented by his fellow villagers for being the host of a tailed beast. and has thus far been shown to have three puppets in his arsenal: Karasu (烏?.The Sand Siblings are ninja from the village of Sunagakure and the children of the Fourth Kazekage.[9] Before Gaara was even born. Gaara developed a sadistic and withdrawn personality. 59 They come to Konohagakure to participate in the biannual ninja exams. aiding him in his attempts to retrieve Sasuke Uchiha fromOrochimaru.

As she is skilled at deducing an opponent's strategies and weaknesses soon after a battle begins. the bond between Naruto and Jiraiya is his favorite. He eventually gave Konohamaru small. and Iruka in turn has great faith in Naruto's potential to be a great ninja. and signature jutsu such as the Rasengan and a variety of other techniques.vol. that he will only become Hokage after Naruto has been Hokage first. Masashi Kishimoto's initial design of Iruka featured "evil" eyes and sharper cheekbones. Tsunade and Orochimaru. determination. is the grandson of the Third Hokage. emulating his work ethic. He looks to Naruto Uzumaki as a mentor in this quest.vol. 2Konohamaru's design caused great difficulties for Masashi Kishimoto. and by Akiko Koike as a stand-in.[13] Jiraiya Main article: Jiraiya (Naruto) Jiraiya (自来也?) is a Konohagakure ninja and one of Naruto's teachers. Kishimoto has commented that out of all the master-pupil relationships he has created in the Naruto series. Konohamaru insists. In battle. He strives to replace his grandfather as Hokage so the villagers of Konohagakure will recognize him by name. Jiraiya was under the tutelage of the Third Hokage. 1 In the Japanese anime.ch. ch. along with his teammates. Naruto thinks of Iruka as a father-figure because of this. and was instantly happy with the design. not as the Hokage's grandson. and her English voice actor is Tara Platt. 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. named after Konohagakure. Although still . 170 Jiraiya is known throughout the Naruto world as the "Toad Sage" (蝦蟇仙人 Gama Sennin?) due to his toad-related jutsu. his parents were killed by Kurama. noting that it makes drawing them "worthwhile". Temari wields a giant iron fan that can create powerful gusts of wind capable of leveling the surrounding landscape. 2:126 When Iruka was a child. hisseiyū is Toshihiko Seki.[12][46] Colleen O'Shaughnessey is his English voice actor.ch.ch. 107 Temari's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Romi Paku. 12. a school for prospective ninja. he intended for Konohamaru to look like a "punk" smaller than Naruto. but this was abandoned in favor of a more relaxed appearance. 2:26 He is voiced in the Japanese anime by Ikue Ōtani. yet all of his attempts resulted in a mere recreation of Naruto.[29][30] Other Iruka Umino Iruka Umino (うみの イルカ Umino Iruka?) is a Konohagakure ninja and instructor at the Ninja Academy. and his English voice actor is Quinton Flynn. however.[12][13] Konohamaru Sarutobi Konohamaru Sarutobi (猿飛 木ノ葉丸 Sarutobi Konohamaru?). she typically uses her winds to remove parts of the battlefield that might be advantageous to the enemy. vol. angry-looking eyes. He bears no ill will towards Naruto. the nine-tailed fox.villages work together. which was sealed into Naruto Uzumaki.[36] As a child.

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

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

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

8. 2006). 531 while Deidara ranked 6th in the latest poll. 7. 12.E. Retrieved 2010-04-03. ^ a b Kimlinger.0 . 10. 14. 141 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Retrieved 2010-04-03.M. the villain of the previous arc. movement and the human form" and "impeccable visual timing". Cartoon Network. Viz Media. "Mania. Naruto.[3] Despite this. 3. but ultimately concluded the animation was "a mixed bag". ^ Kishimoto.E. Naruto. ^ a b c Tucker.H. "THEM Anime Reviews 4. 9. p. 139 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. 2008. Christina.[6] T. 2008. 112-114 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. T. 142 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto.E.Naruto".[64] Several of the antagonists have been very popular within Naruto reader base.E. Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto.M. p. 5. pp. noting that he had no redeeming qualities. Masashi (2007).M. Anime Reviews described Kishimoto as "an average artist at best" and derided the poor transition of his artistic style into animation. 118 ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "宿敵!?サスケとサクラ". Anime Reviews. Retrieved March 27. October 17.H.made them easily identifiable. Retrieved March 27. T.H. Mania. ^ a b c d Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Studio Pierrot. Studio Pierrot. T. 13. Carl (November 2. p. "THEM Anime Reviews 4. p. versus Zabuza Momochi. Mania Entertainment has called Orochimaru the "first real villain".com >> Disc Reviews >> Naruto Box Set 04 (also w/special edition)". 140 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Anime News Network.Naruto . 2005. as well as Kishimoto's "clear eye for geography. Anime Reviews.[4] Although a large number of antagonists appear in the series.ch. . ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes?".H. 2002. p. Justin (August 7. ^ a b c Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. 531 Footnotes 1. 2007). TV Tokyo.ch. September 17. they produced "artistic renderings that leave little to be desired on the part of fans of the manga". Derrick.Review". reaching as high as 5th position. 4. 11. ISBN 1-4215- 1407-9. p.Second Opinion". Itachi Uchiha. 138 ^ a b c d Ross. p. ^ a b Rich. has continually ranked high in the official Weekly Shōnen Jump popularity poll of the series. since his debut in the manga.M. "Naruto GN 8-10 .com. 6. 2. 122. Anime Reviews admitted in their second review that when the animators were at their best.0 .

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(ch. 42.. February 4. 2010. 2011. (in English).. (in English). ISBN 978-4-08-870084-7. (in Japanese). 2009. 413–422) 戦場、木ノ葉!!. 484–493) それぞれの第七班!!. and The Secret of the Mangekyo. ISBN 978-4-08-870011-3.!!. June 3. and The Cheering Village. 2009. and Battlefield. . (ch. April 7. 51. (in English). and The Seal Destroyed.. ISBN 978-4-08-874711-8. February 1. 2011. 2010.. January 3. August 4. ISBN 978-4-08-870271-1. (ch. 2009. April 7.!!. December 6. (in English). (in Japanese). ISBN 978-1-4215-3304-9. 2009. (in Japanese). July 7. November 4. 2010. 2011. April 21. March 4. ISBN 978-1-4215-3497-8. and Cell Seven Reunion!!. September 6. 443–453) 歓呼の里!!.!!. (in English). 545–554) ナルト VS イタチ!!. November 4. and The Bridge to Peace. 2010. ISBN 978-4-08-874472-8. 433–442) 封印破壊!!. February 4. 58. 2008. 54. 2011.41. ISBN 978-1-4215-2842-7. ISBN 978-4-08-874589-3. ISBN 978-4-08-874627-2. 2009. (ch... 2008. 43. (ch. 403–412) 仙術伝承. 48. ISBN 978-1-4215-2929-5. 505–514) 平和への懸け橋. ISBN 978-4-08-874663-0. August 4. (in Japanese). (in Japanese). 2012. 50. 2011. October 6. February 3. and The Man with the Truth. 474–483) サスケ VS ダンゾウ. (ch. 390–402) 真実を知る者. 56. (ch. 2009. ISBN 978-4-08-870218-6.!!. June 7. June 1. (in English). 423–432) ナルト帰還!!. 2009. ISBN 978-4-08-874784-2. 2011.!!. ISBN 978-4-08-874512-1. and Water Prison Death Match. (in English). 2008. May 2. April 30. (ch. ISBN 978-4-08-870302-2. (ch. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-4-08-870033-5. 44. (in English). and The Gokage Summit Commences!!. 2009. 2010. August 4. December 29. November 4. (ch. 2011. ISBN 978-1-4215-2843-4. 52. ISBN 978-4-08-870143-1. May 1. and Naruto Returns. 46. (in English). ISBN 978-1-4215-3474-9. (in Japanese). (in Japanese).. 2010. 2011. 53. 2010.. (in English). ISBN 978-4-08-874552-7. ISBN 978-1-4215-3134-2. April 7. (in Japanese).. ISBN 978-4-08-874748-4. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-1-4215-3498-5. ISBN 978-1-4215-4049-8. (ch. (in Japanese). Danzo.. February 2. 2010. 49. 2010. 525–534) 再会、アスマ班!. 2009. (ch. January 4. August 4. 370–379) 自来也の選択!!. (ch. 57. 45. November 4.. (in English). (in Japanese). 515–524) 大戦、開戦!. (in Japanese). and The Birth of Naruto. 55. Konoha. ISBN 978-1-4215-4102-0. (in Japanese). October 5. 464–473) 水牢の死闘!!. (in English). ISBN 978-1-4215-3475-6. and Sasuke vs. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-1-4215-3135-9. 47. ISBN 978-1-4215-3305-6. (in English). (ch. 535–544) ナルト戦場へ. and Jiraiya's Decision. 2009. (ch. ISBN 978-4-08-870185-1. (ch. ISBN 978-1-4215-3957-7. 495–504) ナルトの出生. (ch. ISBN 978-4-08-870126-4. (ch. (in Japanese)..!!. (in English). 2008. 380–389) 万華鏡の秘密. 454–463) 五影会談、開幕. (in Japanese). (in Japanese). and Senjutsu Heir.

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