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]

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 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 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 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.

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

238 Because of his different host bodies and the disguises he assumes. ch. and the corresponding English voice actor is Steven Blum. he leaves Akatsuki and establishes his own ninja village. who defeats him. Jiraiya and for Orochimaru Main article: Orochimaru (Naruto) Orochimaru (大蛇丸?) is one of the primary antagonists of the Naruto series. and he eventually fled the village and joined the criminal organization Akatsuki. he was found on a battlefield by a medical officer from Konohagakure. 66 Kabuto began acting as a spy for numerous countries and organizations. is one of his driving motivations throughout the series. Otogakure. The village is not contiguous. Orochimaru is a former ninja of Konohagakure and a student of the Third Hokage. 170 His desire to obtain immortality led him to conduct experiments on other Konohagakure ninja. and his desire for a new host. who took Kabuto and raised him as a son. He is soon revealed to be a spy and Orochimaru's foremost consisting of multiple assorted lairs located within the Land of Sound and outside it. As a child.Antagonists Otogakure See also: World of Naruto Otogakure (音隠れの里 Otogakure no Sato?. "Village Hidden in Sound") is a village founded by Orochimaru for the purpose of collecting ninja for his experiments to learn all the jutsuin the world. 289 Kabuto uses his various former affiliations as a means to gather intelligence on Orochimaru's behalf. During his time in the village. his most common seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kujira. particularly Sasuke Uchiha. 88 Kabuto is highly proficient with medical 69 His immortality technique involves transferring his consciousness between different host bodies. including the criminal organization Akatsuki. 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. which ordered him to enter the service of Orochimaru.[15] In the series. he distinguished himself as one of the village's most powerful ninja along with his teammates. After attacking fellow Akatsuki member Itachi Uchiha. he participates in the bi-annual ninja exams as a villager of Konohagakure so as to gather information on his fellow participants.[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. lit. Kishimoto worked towards making him appear "pasty and sickly" as part of his theme of distinguishing villains from the protagonists. 164 In Part II Kabuto integrates . and his role as a villain is gradually escalated as the series progresses. a panoply of voice actors are utilized for Orochimaru. in the hopes of destroying his former home. To emphasize his role as a villain. Itachi Uchiha and Kisame Hoshigaki. showing his abilities to fight with his own bones. Sasuke manages to escape. 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. "Dawn" or "Daybreak") is an organization of criminal ninja that serves as the primary antagonistic force of the Naruto series. They share similar clothing. The Sound Four act as his bodyguards. 239 The members of Akatsuki are ninja who have abandoned their villages. "Hidden Sound Shinobi Four People". the Akatsuki's goal is world domination by using the power of the nine tailed beasts. 206 Kimimaro laters joins the group to protect Sasuke. they take a more active role. lit. and afterwards settle things with Naruto once he has learned to control the remains. 184 The group was originally known as the "Sound Five". and although they are all defeated by Konohagakure capturing Gaara and extracting . Kabuto's seiyū isNobutoshi ch. sealing techniques as well as possessing their own individual uniquetechniques. but dies as a result of his illness. a sixarmed ninja who can produce spider-webs to fight and specialized in ranged combat. 192 Sakon (左近?) and Ukon (右近?). who operate in two-man teams. but Kabuto expresses desire to kill Sasuke Uchiha. 201 As a group they specialize in It is composed of Jirobo (次郎坊 Jirōbō?). to capture Kurama (the nine-tailed fox sealed within Naruto Uzumaki) Akatsuki is not prominently featured in Part I. 520 In the Japanese anime. most notably a long. After Kimimaro became bedridden due to his the most powerful and wanted ninja in the Naruto universe. a woman that uses a flute to control summoned demons and cast illusions. English TV: "Sound Ninja Four") are Orochimaru's elite bodyguards. 184 Akatsuki Akatsuki (暁?. the group resumed calling themselves the Sound Four. defensive walls. 203. two twin brothers which have the ability of combining their bodies. dark cloak bearing red clouds and a chin-high 357 Once mastering Orochimaru's jutsu for summoning the souls of the dead. They are introduced during Orochimaru's invasion of Konohagakure. as they were forced to accept Kimimaro (君麻呂?) as the leader after he defeated the entire group in battle. lit. Orochimaru's remains gradually begin to take over his body. though he acts through the group's figurehead leader Pain. 143 In Part II. and are considered by their former homes to be S-class criminals. a large-sized man who specializes in absorbing chakra and close-quarters combat. and his English voice actor is Henry Dittman. but do not become a prominent part of the story until Sasuke Uchiha attempts to leave Konohagakure to join's remains into his body in order to become powerful enough to not serve anyone again. 187 Kidomaru (鬼童丸 Kidōmaru?). Akatsuki is composed of ten members. 217 All of them possess Orochimaru's cursed seals. At any given and Tayuya (多由也?).ch. Led by Tobi. Sound Four The Sound Four (音隠れの忍四人衆 Otogakure no Shinobi Yonin Shū?. which greatly increases the strengths of the users when active. Aside from an attempt by two Akatsuki

He was also a terrorist bomber-for-hire before Itachi Uchiha forced him to join Akatsuki. the real Kisame having hidden inside Samehada. While he was still loyal to Kirigakure. Sasuke Samehada can provide the user with the chakra it holds. 400 In the Japanese anime. a gill-like facial Kisame committes suicide by summoning sharks and allowing them to eat him. 261 Itachi Uchiha Main article: Itachi Uchiha Itachi Uchiha (うちは イタチ Uchiha Itachi?) is a former ninja of Konohagakure and the partner of Kisame Hoshigaki. he has been voiced by Crispin Kisame can assume a more shark-like form that increases his abilities. Though he came to embrace the organization. His sword. ensuring him an infinite amount of stamina. Deidara holds a grudge against . he frequently shapes water into the forms of sharks to damage opponents. Kisame Hoshigaki Kisame Hoshigaki (干柿 鬼鮫 Hoshigaki Kisame?) is a former ninja of Kirigakure and partnered to Itachi Uchiha. comparable to a tailed beast. 487 He attempts to flee from the ninjas but is defeated by Guy and Kisame is decapitated by Bee and the is a living weapon covered in scales that can absorb untold amounts of an opponent's chakra. but not before using one of them to steal back the information he had compiled and send it to the Akatsuki. He is initially portrayed as being solely responsible for the killing of his entire clan and family. but he performed the massacre under the orders of Konoha's leadership so as to prevent an Uchiha coup d'état. from his 142 By fusing Samehada into him. Itachi's seiyū isHideo Kisame was one of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. not only is he revealed to have had help from Madara Uchiha in killing the clan. Kisame himself has massive amounts of chakra. Shukaku. as well as working towards capturing the remaining tailed beasts. 224 Around the time of his death his villainous role is downplayed. 258 After discarding Samehada when it chose Killer Bee over him. having a unique appearance with pale blue skin. Samehada (鮫肌 "Sharkskin" in Shippuden?). It is later revealed that was just a shapeshifting technique performed by Zetsu. Deidara Deidara (デイダラ?) is a former ninja of Iwagakure. with the explanation that he was testing his abilities. who voiced Itachi in episodes 29 and 30. but in all following appearances. Though having spent his early youth as the child prodigy of the Uchiha clan. Itachi is treated as a villain for much of the series.the one-tailed tanuki. and his English voice actor is Kirk Thornton. and sharp triangular teeth. In battle. sparing only his brother. 508 His seiyūin the Japanese anime is Tomoyuki Dan. 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 first voice actor in the English anime was Skip Stellrecht. a group of violent ninja that use particularly large swords in battle. Only allowing those it sees as worthy to wield it.

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

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

353 In the Japanese version of the anime. 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. foul-mouthed. In the English version. Once this link is created. by consuming an opponent's blood and then drawing Jashin's triangular-design on the ground. and Shikamaru burying his still-speaking remains in a place Akatsuki will never be able to reach. Kakuzu is motivated by greed and joins the Akatsuki to seek out valuablebounties. In the Japanese anime. he is voiced by Chris Edgerly and in Naruto Shippūden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 by Wally Wingert. Their battle culminates in Hidan being blown up.[23] Kakuzu can store up to four spare hearts in animal masks that are sewn to his back.Kishimoto found him to be his favorite Akatsuki character at the time to draw. and can quickly be recalled to his body if he needs a replacement heart. 313His religion's experimentations have led to the creation of his unique 336 Kakuzu's hearts are systematically destroyed soon after his introduction by a group of Konohagakure ninja. Hidan Hidan (飛段?) is the immortal. instead finding pleasure in the pain it causes him. Hidan is no longer considered a member by the rest of Akatsuki. his extreme temperament led Kakuzu to dislike having a partner and eventually killing whomever he is partnered with in a fit of rage.[20] In the Japanese anime. The masks can be detached during combat situations to shoot elemental blasts at his opponents.[21] In the English anime.Shikamaru Nara fights him to avenge his teacher. However. Pain . "evil god") religion. he is sent out to participate in the war until being sealed. 322 Kakuzu's body is composed of large amounts of black 325 After Hidan uses this ability to kill Asuma Sarutobi. his first persona is voiced by Michael Yurchak and the Madara one by Nolan North. Tobi's seiyu is Wataru Takagi and since taking the name of Madara. Kakuzu Kakuzu (角都?) is the partner of Hidan and a former ninja of Takigakure. After Naruto Uzumaki leaves his final heart on the brink of failure. Kakuzu is easily finished off by lit. any damage done to Hidan's body is reflected on his Hidan is not impaired while doing noting his mask to be easy to make. the Village Hidden in Boiling Water. allowing him to reattach any bodypart. allowing him to kill them by giving himself fatal Hidan can create a voodoo doll-like link with his opponent. he is voiced by Naoya Uchida. Hidan's seiyū is Masaki Terasoma. 339 As such. being paired up with the immortal Hidan as a result. back onto its owner. his or another. the Village Hidden in the Waterfalls. The threads are also capable of piercing flesh. Because he is immortal. 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.[22] He is a member of the Jashin(ジャシン?. 342After being resurrected by Kabuto. and sadomasochistic partner of Kakuzu and a former ninja of Yugakure. Kakuzu's seiyū is Takaya Hashi and in the English version he is voiced by Fred Tatasciore.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child. leading many characters to assume the two are a couple. 321 Among all his students. her seiyū is Ryōka Yuzuki. 238 . 314 Asuma is usually seen smoking a cigarette. resulting in his training with the leader of the main house at the end of Part I. and resolves to get strong enough to never lose a 253 Neji Hyuga Neji Hyuga (日向 ネジ Hyūga Neji?) is a member of Team Guy and a child prodigy of the Hyuga and he is voiced by Doug Erholtz in the English as Guy wanted to wait a year before they could take the test to advance in ninja rank and become Chunin. Ino transfers her consciousness to her target's mind. readily attacking its members verbally or physically when given the and the two often play shogi or go together. 317 After Asuma is killed by Hidan. however. 38After being defeated in battle by Naruto Uzumaki. 197 He also tries to remedy the estranged relations between himself and the members of the main house. 140 During Part II of the series. 342 In battle. 107 Asuma frequently appears alongside Kurenai Yuhi. Team Guy joins Team 7 in attempting to save Gaara from the criminal organization.specializes in mind-altering techniques. and he uses them to defeat Hidan and avenge Asuma. and her voice actor is Colleen O'Shaughnessey in the English adaptation. At this point in the series. When infused with his wind-based chakra. and briefly left Konohagakure in protest. ch. He had a falling out with his father when he was younger. Both deny this and promptly try to change the subject whenever it is brought up. making their relationship They are a year older than the other members of Konohagakure's teams. 55 In the Japanese anime.[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. In Part II. The members of Team Guy primarily concentrate on physical attacks and weapons. Asuma wields trench knives that can be infused with chakra. Asuma shares a particularly close relationship with Shikamaru Nara. these knuckles fall into Shikamaru's To use these a character that has proven his "destiny" wrong by getting Neji has a change of heart. gaining control over their body which she can then use to attack others. 332 Asuma's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Jūrōta Kosugi. Asuma can extend the blades' length and easily pierce through rock. a member of the criminal organization Akatsuki. Neji believes in a fatalistic philosophy: that one's destiny is inescapable and that a weak person will always be weak. but will temporarily drop the habit when something is bothering him. He abandons the idea of a predetermined fate.[12][13] Team Guy Team Guy is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Might Guy. Akatsuki. ch. The two had not completely reconciled by the time of Hiruzen's death. Neji's membership in one of the clan's lower houses leaves him ineligible to learn the clan's most secret techniques. Neji openly hates the main house because of this. such as when his father died. Despite his natural 101 At the start of the series.

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

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

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

Danzo has been at odds with Tsunade and acts on his agenda of killing off Sasuke in secret. 481 In the Japanese anime he is voiced by Hiroshi Ito and in the English version he is voiced by William Frederick Knight. 298 Throughout Part 169 In the Japanese anime.[21][43] Sand Siblings Kankuro.[41][42] Danzo Shimura Danzo Shimura (志村 ダンゾウ Shimura Danzō?) is one of the oldest villagers in Konohagakure. Tsunade's seiyū is Masako Katsuki. However. she perceives it as a bad omen. Her healing abilities are such that she has devised a method of Mitotic regeneration for herself. she appears to have superhuman strength that allows her to reduce buildings to rubble. Danzo is forced into fighting However. Gaara. using his new found power to have the ninja track down both Sasuke and Kabuto. 285 But after Konohagakure is destroyed and Tsunade is left in a coma. On the rare occasions that she hits a winning streak. 285 Since then he has been using The Foundation. ch. 238Tsunade is a compulsive gambler with terrible luck. Her age is similar to that of her former teammates Jiraiya and Orochimaru. but she constantly assumes the appearance of a twenty-year-old woman with large breasts. The right half of his body is covered in bandages to hide a damaged Sharingan eye transplanted from the body of Shisui Uchiha. but that title was given to Hiruzen Sarutobi whom he served as an adviser. and her English voice actor is Debi Mae West. while at the Kage conference. He also had himself injected with the cells of the First Hokage allowing him to use the Senju Clan's unique skills. He was once considered for the position of Third Hokage. as well as the vast amount of Sharingan eyes grafted to his arm. a war hawk who believes that all of the former Hokage have placed peace above the village's best interests. ch. making her all but invincible in battle. He dies shortly after Sasuke mortally wounds him. to secretly ensure he would become Hokage. the latter in order to restore Shisui's eye. using it greatly shortens her overall lifespan. 149 Despite her odd his own personal black ops Tsunade is a talented medical ninja. He was one of the elders who orchestrated the Uchiha Clan's demise.Konoha in combatingAkatsuki. and can heal injuries that most others would consider incurable. Danzo finally convinces the Fire Country's feudal lord to make him Acting Candidate Sixth Hokage (六代目火影候補 Rokudaime Hokage Kouho?). and Temari as they appear at the end of Part I .

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

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

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

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

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

2007). ^ a b c Tucker.E. "THEM Anime Reviews 4.H. Anime News Network. 2005. Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. 2.Second Opinion".made them easily identifiable. 2008. . p. 7.0 . 2006). Anime Reviews described Kishimoto as "an average artist at best" and derided the poor transition of his artistic style into animation. 11. Retrieved March 27. Mania. Retrieved 2010-04-03.Naruto". Retrieved March 27. as well as Kishimoto's "clear eye for geography. but ultimately concluded the animation was "a mixed bag". ^ Kishimoto. 6. ^ a b >> Disc Reviews >> Naruto Box Set 04 (also w/special edition)". Anime Reviews. Studio Pierrot. p. p. since his debut in the manga. they produced "artistic renderings that leave little to be desired on the part of fans of the manga". September 17. 139 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. versus Zabuza Momochi. Mania Entertainment has called Orochimaru the "first real villain". Cartoon Network. p. reaching as high as 5th position. ^ a b c Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto.M. pp. 142 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto.[4] Although a large number of antagonists appear in the series. T. T. ^ a b Kimlinger. Itachi Uchiha. 141 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. has continually ranked high in the official Weekly Shōnen Jump popularity poll of the series. p. 5. 531 while Deidara ranked 6th in the latest poll. Masashi (2007). Christina.0 . Justin (August 7. 14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes?". T. 2008. 2002. 12.Review".H.E. ISBN 1-4215- 1407-9. Anime Reviews. Naruto. Naruto. noting that he had no redeeming qualities. Studio Pierrot. 531 Footnotes 1. 140 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. p.[3] Despite this.M. Anime Reviews admitted in their second review that when the animators were at their best. 122.E. 118 ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "宿敵!?サスケとサクラ". Viz Media. 3. October 17. "Mania.E.Naruto . 9.M. Carl (November 2. "Naruto GN 8-10 . TV Tokyo.[64] Several of the antagonists have been very popular within Naruto reader base. movement and the human form" and "impeccable visual timing". 10. "THEM Anime Reviews 4. the villain of the previous arc. Retrieved 2010-04-03. 112-114 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. 8. Derrick. ^ a b c d Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. 138 ^ a b c d Ross.[6] T.

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