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The major characters of the series as they appear in Part I
The major characters of the series as they appear in Part II
The Naruto anime and manga series features an extensive cast of characters created by Masashi Kishimoto. The series takes place in afictional universe where different countries vie for power by using ninja who can use supernatural abilities in combat. The Naruto storyline is divided into two parts, simply named Part I and Part II, with the latter taking place two-and-a-half years after the conclusion of Part I. The series' storyline follows the adventures of a group of young ninja from the village of Konohagakure. The titular character of the series is Naruto Uzumaki, an energetic ninja who wishes to become Hokage, the leader of Konohagakure. During the early part of the series, he is assigned to Team 7, during which he meets Sasuke Uchiha, a taciturn and highly skilled "genius" of the Uchiha clan; Sakura Haruno, who is infatuated with Sasuke yet has Naruto's affection; and Kakashi Hatake, the quiet and mysterious leader of the team. Over the course of the series, Naruto interacts with and befriends several of his fellow ninja in Konohagakure as well as other villages. He also encounters the series' antagonists, including Orochimaru, a former ninja of Konohagakure scheming to destroy his former home, and the elite ninja of the criminal organization Akatsuki. While developing the series, Kishimoto created the three primary characters as a basis for the designs of the other three-person teams.He also utilized characters in other shōnen manga as references in his design of the characters, a decision that was criticized by several anime and manga publications. The characters that
Kishimoto developed were however praised for incorporating many of the better aspects of previous shōnen characters, although many publications lamented the perceived lack of growth beyond such stereotypes.The visual presentation of the characters was commented on by reviewers, with praise and criticism given to Kishimoto's work in the manga and anime adaptation.
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1 Creation and conception 2 Protagonists 2.1 Nar
3 Antagonists 3.1 Oto
4 Other characters 4.1 Tea
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5 Merchandise 6 Reception 7 Footnotes 8 References
9 External links
Creation and conception
When Masashi Kishimoto was originally creating the Naruto series, he looked to other shōnen manga for influences while attempting to make his characters as unique as possible.Kishimoto cites Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball series as one of these influences, noting that Goku, the protagonist of Dragon Ball, was a key factor when creating Naruto Uzumaki due to his energetic and mischievous personality. To complement Naruto, Kishimoto worked on creating a rival that was a "cool genius", as he believed this was "the archetypal rival character". After reviewing different manga for ideas, he ultimately developed Sasuke Uchiha. When creating the primary heroine, Kishimoto admitted, "I don't have a definite image of what a heroine should be". He eventually created Sakura, emphasizing "her energy and flirtatious spirit" as her primary characteristics. These three characters would be the mold for the other three main Naruto teams. The separation of the characters into different teams was intended to give each group a specific flavor. Kishimoto wished for each team member to be "extreme", having a high amount of aptitude in one given attribute, yet talentless in another. This approach was used to make each team perform best when individual members worked together to overcome their weaknesses. Having watched tokusatsu dramas as a child, Kishimoto wished for his teams to be different from the superhero teams in these dramas, dismissing the value of a team in which all the teammates were "strong to the point of perfection". Kishimoto notes that the different roles the characters assume is similar to many role-playing games, and "each character stands out better that way". Kishimoto inserted villains into the story to counteract the lead characters' moral values. He stated that this focus on illustrating the difference in values is central to his creation of villains to the point that, "I don't really think about them in combat". The villains' physical appearances were also embellished in order to differentiate them from other characters, making it easier for a reader to follow the story and identify the villains, even in
heated battle scenes. Kishimoto noted that making the villains "flamboyant" with a "showy costume" is "one of my guiding principles", as well as making them "more memorable".  When drawing the characters, Kishimoto consistently follows a five-step process: concept and rough sketch, drafting, inking, shading, and coloring. These steps are followed when he is drawing the manga and making the color illustrations that commonly adorn the cover of tankōbon, the cover of the Weekly Shōnen Jump, or other media, but the toolkit he utilizes occasionally changes. For instance, he used an airbrush for one illustration for a Weekly Shōnen Jump cover, but decided not to use it for future drawings largely due to the cleanup required.
The protagonists of the Naruto series are part of Squad 7 (Team Kakashi), a group of ninja affiliated with the village of Konohagakure. After Sasuke Uchiha's departure from Konohagakure at the end of Part I, the team disbands. During Part II, the team reforms with two new members, Sai, who occupies Sasuke's position, and Yamato, who acts as Kakashi's replacement when he is briefly incapacitated and later stays with the team when Kakashi returns.ch. 285
Main article: Naruto Uzumaki Naruto Uzumaki (うずまき ナルト Uzumaki Naruto?) is the primary protagonist of the Naruto series. He was the first character created by Kishimoto during the conception of the series, and was designed with many traits from other shōnen characters. In the series, Naruto has ambitions of becoming Hokage, the leader of Konohagakure. Because he is the host ofKurama, the nine-tailed fox that attacked Konoha, he is ostracized by the other villagers.ch. 2 He compensates for this with his cheerful and boisterous personality, and over the course of the series, manages to befriend many foreign and Konoha ninja. He develops an especially close relationship with Sasuke Uchiha and deep caring affection for Sakura Haruno, two of his fellow ninja in Team 7.ch. 237 Naruto's seiyū in the original Japanese anime is Junko Takeuchi, and he is voiced by Maile Flanagan in the English adaptation.
Main article: Sasuke Uchiha Sasuke Uchiha (うちは サスケ Uchiha Sasuke?) is one of the primary protagonists of the Naruto series and one of the members of Team 7. He was created to be a rival to Naruto, as well as a, "cool genius", which Kishimoto believed was an integral part of an ideal rivalry. He is one of the few remaining members of the Uchiha clan along with his brother, Itachi Uchiha, who killed the rest of their family.vol. 25, ch. 224 Due to this, Sasuke's sole desire is to kill his brother, and he develops a cold and withdrawn personality. His interactions with his fellow teammates, who are all considered precious to him, make him focus less on revenge at the start of the series.
243 With Obito's Sharingan. Sasuke's seiyū is Noriaki Sugiyama.ch. In Part II when Sakura and Naruto are 16. 212 Although he mentors all three members of Team 7 early in the series. and she is voiced by Kate Higgins in the English adaptation. she displays highly developed skills from her training giving her the brutal power and strength of about 10 men. Sasuke is easily beaten. this is shown to be the result of an incident in which he witnessed the death of one of his teammates. 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. Sakura was taunted by other children because of her large forehead. After his 1st attempt is delayed by the Sound Ninja 4. 3 But after Sasuke leaves the village. a feature Kishimoto has tried to emphasize in Sakura's appearances. Kishimoto created her as the heroine of the series. and his English voice actor is Yuri Lowenthal. . which leads him to leave the village to seek more power from the criminal Orochimaru. they became increasingly distant due to their shared affection for Sasuke Uchiha. In the Japanese anime. teaching him his Chidori technique.ch. her seiyū is Chie Nakamura. the leader of Team 7 and the sensei of Naruto.During an encounter with his brother in Part I. 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. who gave Kakashi his Sharingan eye and imparted many of his habits. and his English voice actor is Dave Wittenberg. 297 In the Japanese anime. She was comforted by Ino Yamanaka. although he has admitted that he has little perception of what an ideal heroine should be. 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. 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.ch. 1. Kakashi treats his leadership position with a detached manner. As the two continued to grow. including his tardiness. 237 His teammates' attempts to recover him from Orochimaru forms a major component of the Part II plot. he is unable to prevent Sasuke from leaving the village to seek Orochimaru for greater power. Kakashi has amassed a reputation as a skilled and powerful ninja. During most of Part I. ch. As a child.ch. Obito Uchiha. she resolves to become stronger by training with Tsunade. earning the moniker "Copy Ninja Kakashi" (コピー忍者のカカシ Kopī Ninja no Kakashi?). vol. Sakura is in love with Sasuke. 176 Kakashi's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kazuhiko Inoue. she makes Naruto make a lifelong promise to bring him back. however.ch. however. Sasuke. and Sakura. and created him as an easygoing person that would be able to keep the members of Team 7 in check. he concentrates on training Sasuke as the series continues. In a gaiden on Kakashi's past.
The village is not contiguous. 164 In Part II Kabuto integrates . In the series. who took Kabuto and raised him as a son.ch.Antagonists Otogakure See also: World of Naruto Otogakure (音隠れの里 Otogakure no Sato?. and he eventually fled the village and joined the criminal organization Akatsuki. is one of his driving motivations throughout the series.ch. being likened in ability to Tsunade: he can regenerate from wounds by reactivating dead cells in order to grow new ones and can form a scalpel with chakra to deal surgical strikes to his opponents using his knowledge of human anatomy. Otogakure. a panoply of voice actors are utilized for Orochimaru.ch. which ordered him to enter the service of Orochimaru. "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. and his desire for a new host. After attacking fellow Akatsuki member Itachi Uchiha. To emphasize his role as a villain. Orochimaru Main article: Orochimaru (Naruto) Orochimaru (大蛇丸?) is one of the primary antagonists of the Naruto series. for instance. 170 His desire to obtain immortality led him to conduct experiments on other Konohagakure ninja. he distinguished himself as one of the village's most powerful ninja along with his teammates. Orochimaru is a former ninja of Konohagakure and a student of the Third Hokage. his most common seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kujira. ch. 66 Kabuto began acting as a spy for numerous countries and organizations. 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. and the corresponding English voice actor is Steven Blum. lit. As a child. including the criminal organization Akatsuki. he participates in the bi-annual ninja exams as a villager of Konohagakure so as to gather information on his fellow participants. consisting of multiple assorted lairs located within the Land of Sound and outside it. 289 Kabuto uses his various former affiliations as a means to gather intelligence on Orochimaru's behalf. 238 Because of his different host bodies and the disguises he assumes. he leaves Akatsuki and establishes his own ninja village. Jiraiya and Tsunade. 69 His immortality technique involves transferring his consciousness between different host bodies. in the hopes of destroying his former home.ch. Kishimoto worked towards making him appear "pasty and sickly" as part of his theme of distinguishing villains from the protagonists. who defeats him. and his role as a villain is gradually escalated as the series progresses. particularly Sasuke Uchiha. He is soon revealed to be a spy and Orochimaru's foremost servant.ch. 88 Kabuto is highly proficient with medical techniques. During his time in the village.ch. he was found on a battlefield by a medical officer from Konohagakure.
Aside from an attempt by two Akatsuki members.ch. 520 In the Japanese anime.ch. 143 In Part II. 206 Kimimaro laters joins the group to protect Sasuke. a sixarmed ninja who can produce spider-webs to fight and specialized in ranged combat. and although they are all defeated by Konohagakure ninja. the most powerful and wanted ninja in the Naruto universe. 203. and are considered by their former homes to be S-class criminals.ch. 184 The group was originally known as the "Sound Five". but Kabuto expresses desire to kill Sasuke Uchiha. Akatsuki is composed of ten members. the Akatsuki's goal is world domination by using the power of the nine tailed beasts. ch. and his English voice actor is Henry Dittman. capturing Gaara and extracting . They share similar clothing. Itachi Uchiha and Kisame Hoshigaki. most notably a long. Sound Four The Sound Four (音隠れの忍四人衆 Otogakure no Shinobi Yonin Shū?.ch. The Sound Four act as his bodyguards. sealing techniques as well as possessing their own individual uniquetechniques. showing his abilities to fight with his own bones. Sasuke manages to escape. "Hidden Sound Shinobi Four People". At any given time. 239 The members of Akatsuki are ninja who have abandoned their villages. they take a more active role. as they were forced to accept Kimimaro (君麻呂?) as the leader after he defeated the entire group in battle.ch.Orochimaru's remains into his body in order to become powerful enough to not serve anyone again. Kabuto's seiyū isNobutoshi Canna. 192 Sakon (左近?) and Ukon (右近?). and afterwards settle things with Naruto once he has learned to control the remains. a large-sized man who specializes in absorbing chakra and close-quarters combat.ch. Led by Tobi.ch. 357 Once mastering Orochimaru's jutsu for summoning the souls of the dead. who operate in two-man teams.ch.ch.204 and Tayuya (多由也?). but do not become a prominent part of the story until Sasuke Uchiha attempts to leave Konohagakure to join Otogakure. dark cloak bearing red clouds and a chin-high collar. After Kimimaro became bedridden due to his illness. defensive walls. 184 Akatsuki Akatsuki (暁?. but dies as a result of his illness. "Dawn" or "Daybreak") is an organization of criminal ninja that serves as the primary antagonistic force of the Naruto series. two twin brothers which have the ability of combining their bodies. They are introduced during Orochimaru's invasion of Konohagakure. though he acts through the group's figurehead leader Pain.ch. a woman that uses a flute to control summoned demons and cast illusions. lit. which greatly increases the strengths of the users when active. the group resumed calling themselves the Sound Four. lit. English TV: "Sound Ninja Four") are Orochimaru's elite bodyguards. to capture Kurama (the nine-tailed fox sealed within Naruto Uzumaki) Akatsuki is not prominently featured in Part I. 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. 217 All of them possess Orochimaru's cursed seals. ch. 201 As a group they specialize in barriers. 187 Kidomaru (鬼童丸 Kidōmaru?). Orochimaru's remains gradually begin to take over his body. It is composed of Jirobo (次郎坊 Jirōbō?).
a group of violent ninja that use particularly large swords in battle.ch.ch. His first voice actor in the English anime was Skip Stellrecht. Itachi's seiyū isHideo Ishikawa. It is later revealed that was just a shapeshifting technique performed by Zetsu. is a living weapon covered in scales that can absorb untold amounts of an opponent's chakra. Samehada (鮫肌 "Sharkskin" in Shippuden?). Sasuke Uchiha. as well as working towards capturing the remaining tailed beasts. Deidara Deidara (デイダラ?) is a former ninja of Iwagakure.ch. with the explanation that he was testing his abilities. he frequently shapes water into the forms of sharks to damage opponents. Deidara holds a grudge against . 400 In the Japanese anime. 258 After discarding Samehada when it chose Killer Bee over him. Kisame committes suicide by summoning sharks and allowing them to eat him. Though having spent his early youth as the child prodigy of the Uchiha clan. Samehada can provide the user with the chakra it holds. He was also a terrorist bomber-for-hire before Itachi Uchiha forced him to join Akatsuki. not only is he revealed to have had help from Madara Uchiha in killing the clan. from his body. Only allowing those it sees as worthy to wield it. His sword.ch. Kisame can assume a more shark-like form that increases his abilities. Kisame was one of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. ensuring him an infinite amount of stamina. Itachi is treated as a villain for much of the series. sparing only his brother. In battle. He is initially portrayed as being solely responsible for the killing of his entire clan and family. having a unique appearance with pale blue skin. he has been voiced by Crispin Freeman. Kisame Hoshigaki Kisame Hoshigaki (干柿 鬼鮫 Hoshigaki Kisame?) is a former ninja of Kirigakure and partnered to Itachi Uchiha. 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. Though he came to embrace the organization. the real Kisame having hidden inside Samehada. 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.the one-tailed tanuki.ch. comparable to a tailed beast. who voiced Itachi in episodes 29 and 30. but not before using one of them to steal back the information he had compiled and send it to the Akatsuki. 508 His seiyūin the Japanese anime is Tomoyuki Dan. 487 He attempts to flee from the ninjas but is defeated by Guy and captured. Kisame is decapitated by Bee and the Raikage.ch.ch. 142 By fusing Samehada into him. 224 Around the time of his death his villainous role is downplayed. but he performed the massacre under the orders of Konoha's leadership so as to prevent an Uchiha coup d'état. Shukaku. Kisame himself has massive amounts of chakra. While he was still loyal to Kirigakure. a gill-like facial structure. and sharp triangular teeth. but in all following appearances. and his English voice actor is Kirk Thornton.
but fails in the attempt. Zetsu Zetsu (ゼツ?) is the only member of Akatsuki to regularly act without a partner. the only part of his humanity he kept when converting himself to a puppet. 248 Sasuke Uchiha. which he refined to fit his needs over the years. and in the English version he is voiced by Kari Wahlgren and as an adult.ch. 520 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Katsuhiko Kawamoto. 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?). but is defeated and released from Kabuto's jutsu after being captured. as he feels their Sharingan eyes look down on his abilities. 267 After Orochimaru's defection Sasori teamed with Deidara.Itachi and all Uchiha throughout the series. 263 In time he even converted his own body into a puppet. Because of this Zetsu serves a variety of different positions in Akatsuki.ch. something that few other ninja are capable of. 363 He is later resurrected by Kabuto. 271 Sakura Haruno and Chiyo eventually destroy his heart. resulting in his death. leaving him in the care of his grandmother. 255 He is cannibalistic.ch. 359 Upon joining the Akatsuki. Itachi's younger brother. Deidara becomes more like a teacher to Tobi. Sasori is voiced by Akiko Yajima as a child. 464 After being resurrected by Kabuto. is voiced by Yutaka Aoyama in the Japanese version and in the English version by J. which essentially gives him eternal life and allows him to control hundreds of puppets at once. B. literally "going out with a bang" as his fellow Akatsuki members put it. and adopts a genuine care for his well-being. and so Deidara transforms himself into a living bomb in an effort to kill Sasuke and to prove the supremacy of his art. create "sculptures" that are actually bombs that explode with varying intensities.ch. Sasori left Sunagakure when he got older and joined Akatsuki where he is initially partnered with Orochimaru.ch. His parents were killed by Sakumo Hatake. and is replaced by Tobi after his death. allowing him to use any of the ninja abilities they possessed during their life for himself.ch. Chiyo who taught Sasori the art of puppetry. and is often sent to dispose of bodies Akatsuki does not . he is partnered with Sasori. such as a spy that observes and reports on battles of interest. Sasori fights Kankuro. Hiruko. but not before telling Sakura about his rendezvous with one of Orochimaru's henchmen who had been working for him as a spy. Blanc. he can animate and control them remotely. This is in part a result of his ability to merge with any object and quickly travel to a new location. and in the anime of Shippuden by Roger Craig Smith. by infusing clay or other fine-grained minerals with chakra. and from the time of their creation to their detonation.ch.ch. he is voiced by Takahiro Sakurai and the English version by Johnny Yong Bosch.ch. ch. In the Japanese anime. 248 In due time he devised a way to convert the corpses of humans into puppets. is able to systematically nullify his bombs in combat. who looks to him and his artistic knowledge with reverence.ch. His scorpion-like puppet body. Lacking the love of parents. 366 Each of Deidara's hands have mouths on them that. Though he abuses Tobi when he annoys him. In his cameo appearance in episode 135 of the English adaptation. Deidara's bombs can take any form he chooses. he is voiced by Quinton Flynn.
385 Now behaving more seriously. 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. Minato Namikaze. to attack Konoha before the series' start resulting in the sacrifice from the Fourth Hokage. who re-sealed Kurama. bringing all life-forms under his command. In his cameo appearance in episode 134 of the English adaptation. Tobi declares the Fourth Shinobi World War. which allows him to use the Uchiha's techniques. 467 Tobi is blackmailed by Kabuto Yakushi to form a reluctant alliance with him when presented with the real Madara's corpse.ch. 317 In battle. 510.ch.ch. 364 He also reveals having the Sharingan. the nine-tailed fox. 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.ch. and in the English Shippuden anime he is voiced by Travis Willingham. . Tobi becomes able to replicate Pain's manipulation of six corpses.ch. 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 ?). 395 After Deidara dies in a bid to kill Sasuke Uchiha with him. Zetsu has two voice actors: the black half is voiced by Michael Sorich and the white half is voiced by Brian Beacock. 501 After Pain's death. 512 As Kishimoto originally planned Akatsuki to be a group of individuals with close to no human characteristics. 289 Using the DNA of the First Hokage and chakra from the tailed beasts. Zetsu's seiyū is Nobuo Tobita. the two sides have their own personalities and knowledge bases. Similarly. the original Madara is revived to aid Akatsuki exposing Tobi as an impersonator. he starts taking a special interest in Sasuke's development up to Itachi Uchiha's death while leading Akatsuki. Kushina Uzumaki. he is capable of making his body intangible as well as teleport over great distances at will including to a pocket dimension inside him. one of the founders of Konohagakure and the Uchiha clan. 544 During the ensuing war..ch. from within its previous host.ch. He initially acts carefree and goofy often resulting on him being attacked by Deidara. Tobi takes the name of Madara Uchiha (うちは マダラ Uchiha Madara?). frequently leading to discussions and arguments between the two.ch.ch. 261 Zetsu's body is split into two different colors. he decided to make Zetsu half black and half white to emphasize his split personality.want found. Madara created numerous clones of Zetsu's white half to use as soldiers in the Fourth Ninja World War.In the Japanese anime. his right side being black and his left being white. 400 It is also revealed that Tobi is responsible for unsealing Kurama. who came into direct conflict with the First Hokage and was thought to be dead.ch. Tobi discloses the truth behind Itachi's secret life to him to have him on his side in destroying Konoha. Tobi takes Nagato's body to retrieve his Rinnegan. 310 Taking Sasuke under his wing. After the Kage refuse to surrender to him. If necessary. 490 To prepare for the war.ch. Replacing his left Sharingan with a Rinnegan.ch.
being paired up with the immortal Hidan as a result. Their battle culminates in Hidan being blown up. the Village Hidden in the Waterfalls.Kishimoto found him to be his favorite Akatsuki character at the time to draw. Kakuzu can store up to four spare hearts in animal masks that are sewn to his back. Tobi's seiyu is Wataru Takagi and since taking the name of Madara.ch. he is sent out to participate in the war until being sealed. 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. After Naruto Uzumaki leaves his final heart on the brink of failure. Hidan can create a voodoo doll-like link with his opponent. back onto its owner. Hidan is no longer considered a member by the rest of Akatsuki. However. In the English anime.ch. 313His religion's experimentations have led to the creation of his unique abilities. Hidan Hidan (飛段?) is the immortal. "evil god") religion. Pain . Kakuzu Kakuzu (角都?) is the partner of Hidan and a former ninja of Takigakure. 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. In the Japanese anime. Hidan is not impaired while doing this. his or another. foul-mouthed. his first persona is voiced by Michael Yurchak and the Madara one by Nolan North. allowing him to kill them by giving himself fatal injuries. 353 In the Japanese version of the anime. noting his mask to be easy to make. his extreme temperament led Kakuzu to dislike having a partner and eventually killing whomever he is partnered with in a fit of rage. In the Japanese anime. He is a member of the Jashin(ジャシン?. instead finding pleasure in the pain it causes him.ch. Kakuzu's seiyū is Takaya Hashi and in the English version he is voiced by Fred Tatasciore. The threads are also capable of piercing flesh. he is voiced by Chris Edgerly and in Naruto Shippūden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 by Wally Wingert. The masks can be detached during combat situations to shoot elemental blasts at his opponents. Hidan's seiyū is Masaki Terasoma.ch.ch. he is voiced by Naoya Uchida.Shikamaru Nara fights him to avenge his teacher. 325 After Hidan uses this ability to kill Asuma Sarutobi. 339 As such. by consuming an opponent's blood and then drawing Jashin's triangular-design on the ground. the Village Hidden in Boiling Water. allowing him to reattach any bodypart. 336 Kakuzu's hearts are systematically destroyed soon after his introduction by a group of Konohagakure ninja. Kakuzu is easily finished off by Kakashi.ch.ch. Kakuzu is motivated by greed and joins the Akatsuki to seek out valuablebounties. lit. Because he is immortal. Once this link is created. any damage done to Hidan's body is reflected on his opponent. and Shikamaru burying his still-speaking remains in a place Akatsuki will never be able to reach. In the English version. 342After being resurrected by Kabuto. and sadomasochistic partner of Kakuzu and a former ninja of Yugakure. 322 Kakuzu's body is composed of large amounts of black threads. and can quickly be recalled to his body if he needs a replacement heart.
Human. while Nagato is voiced by Vic Mignogna. As such. he is voiced by Dave Wittenberg. becoming a "god" in the eyes of Amegakure's citizens. 378 The Paths of Pain are controlled by Nagato (長門?) who. but after Itachi escapes Kabuto's control he is sealed by Itachi. one of six different bodies collectively known as The Six Paths of Pain (ペイン六道 Pein Rikudō?). 369 All six bodies are eventually defeated by Naruto. Controlled by a single conscious mind.ch. Konan Konan (小南?) is the only female ninja in Akatsuki. The first Pain appearing in the series is actually Deva Pain. the six Paths use the Rinnegan to share visual information and coordinate attacks. ch. from left to right: Animal. while Nagato's seiyū is Junpei Morita. In the Japanese anime. partnered to Konan and the principal figure in the tailed beast sealing ceremony thanks to his ability to manipulate souls. and in the Shippuden anime he is voiced by Troy Baker. Pain's seiyū is Ken'yū Horiuchi. give Pain a "more dangerous" appearance and relate the pain of their installation to the character's name. Because she . To that end he adopted the name "Pain" to conquer Amegakure before killing Hanzo. from a design standpoint. like Konan. Konan was also a pupil under Jiraiya after she was orphaned as a child by one of Amegakure's many wars and forced to fend for herself. Naruto is able to renew Nagato's faith in his late master and in the possibility of peace. Nagato's desires peace for the world. Awakening his Rinnegan secretly provided by Madara. the unique eye technique possessed by the Sage of the Six Paths.ch.  Each also has a Rinnegan (輪廻 眼?. Pain (ペイン Pein?) is one of the major antagonists of the Naruto series. "Saṃsāra Eye"). Deva. Kishimoto originally wanted her to have an obscene appearance showing more of her bust. As a result.ch. prompting Nagato to sacrifice his life in order to revive the people he killed in Konoha. 378. In his cameo appearance in episode 135 of the English adaptation. Being a partner of Nagato. 449 Nagato is later resurrected by Kabuto and sent alongside Itachi to battle Naruto and Killer Bee. the leader of Akatsuki. Nagato came to the realization that peace could only be attained by teaching the world the pain caused by war. Asura. Preta. was an Amegakure orphan trained by Jiraiya alongside Yahiko (弥彦?) before he became Deva Pain. lit.ch. 509After Yahiko's death as a result of a trap by Hanzo years later. 419 All but one of the bodies have orange hair and a number of body piercings that. each of the six bodies are individually named after one of the six Buddhist paths of reincarnation. 373.Naraka.The Six Paths of Pain.
510 In the Japanese anime. 351 After Itachi's death and Sasuke's discovery that the Uchiha were wiped out under the orders of Konohagakure. 352 Its first recruited member is Suigetsu Hozuki (鬼灯 水月 Hōzuki Suigetsu?). After Nagato's death. to avenge the latter's slaughter of the Uchiha clan. form weapons for attack. she is able to use this weakness to her advantage as she implements explosive tags into her paper clones. and sees Sasuke as the living legacy from his late friend Kimimaro. While Konan's abilities are restricted when the paper is wet. 348 The third and last member is the prisoner Jugo (重吾 Jūgo?) . Zabuza and his followers fled the village and began working as mercenary .ch. using it as a key component in her battle style. 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. she is confronted by Madara over the location of Nagato's Rinnegan eyes. and Karin is abandoned by Sasuke during the ensuing fight with Danzō Shimura. 372 Later. While under Jiraiya. she is referred to by villagers of Amegakure as "God's angel". Sasuke agrees to work with Akatsuki to help them capture the eight-tailed beast. 403 After Sasuke's failed infiltration of the Kage Summit in the Land of Iron. When first formed it goes by the name "Hebi" (蛇?. 352. but is killed after being forced to reveal Nagato's resting place.who was used to create Orochimaru's cursed seals thanks to his enzymes that cause him to be mentally unstable.ch. since paper will cling to itself and lose its stiffness.ch. Konan withdraws her position in Akatsuki and leaves the organization. a former assistant to Orochimaru who specializes in track specific individuals through chakra over long distances.ch. "Hawk") is a group formed by Sasuke Uchiha that consists of Orochimaru's former subordinates. 365 and is highly flirtatious when she is alone with Sasuke. which is later claimed by Suigetsu Hozukiafter Zabuza's death. Konan's seiyū is Atsuko Tanakaand in the English anime. 523 The second member is Karin (香燐?).ch. Taka Taka (鷹?. or create wings that mirror her title. Prior to carrying out this intent. Zabuza possesses a massive sword called Kubikiri Bōchō (首斬り包丁?. who wishes to restore the Kirigakure's Seven Swordsmen by taking their swords. a former test subject of Orochimaru able to turn his body to liquid form. 482. "Snake"). which she controls and reshapes remotely to scout out an area.ch.ch. her voice actor is Dorothy Elias-Fahn.serves under Pain.ch. Konan learned to take advantage of her natural talent with origami.ch. Taka splits as Jugo and Suigetsu are captured by the samurai of the Land of Iron. 523 Kirigakure Zabuza Momochi Zabuza Momochi (桃地 再不斬 Momochi Zabuza?) is one of the major antagonists of the Naruto series and was once one of Kirigakure's Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. Decapitating Knife). She fights him. 373 Konan can divide her body into countless sheets of paper. with its mission being to find and kill Sasuke's brother. lit. a group of ninja that use particularly large swords in battle.ch.
and with his superb accuracy he can hit pressure points to put opponents in a death-like state. "Ice Release"). and only by being useful does he find a purpose in life. Haku dislikes fighting and does all that he can to subdue opponents without actually killing them. The members of Team 8 primarily concentrate on tracking. He then bombards them with needles. his contract is revoked. 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. by blanketing an area in mist. becoming a human shield to protect his master from Kakashi Hatake's Lightning Blade. Zabuza is skilled in water-based abilities. 24 Haku is resurrected by Kabuto later in the series to fight in the Shinobi World War.ch.ch. allows him to mix wind and water elements to create ice. and his English voice actor is Susan Dalian.ch. Haku Haku (白?) is Zabuza Momochi's right hand man and most faithful follower. He recognized Haku's talents and agreed to take him in as a tool. He commonly uses this ability to surround an enemy with ice mirrors that he can freely merge with and instantly move between. and his English voice actor is Steven Blum. though is mortally wounded and dies soon afterwards.ch. Haku lived as an orphan. 26 His talents lead to him being hired by a criminal mastermind named Gato to kill a man named Tazuna. Hyōton (氷遁?. After wandering from place to place for a time he was found by Zabuza. 30 Like most Kirigakure ninja. except Kurenai. He has a heavily androgynous appearance. ch. Mona Marshall voiced Haku as a child. and his employer tries to have Zabuza killed. so much so that when Naruto Uzumaki first meets Haku he ends up mistaking him for a girl. 30 Haku's genetic inheritance. Haku becomes unquestioningly protective of and loyal to Zabuza. and Haku then killed him. 524 In the Japanese anime. a job he is never able to finish due to interference by Tazuna's bodyguard. 29 He ultimately gives his life in his mission to be useful to Zabuza. 354 Kiba Inuzuka . locate them by the sounds they make. 524 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Mayumi Asano. with each of the members' unique abilities being utilized in this role. Kakashi Hatake. joins Naruto Uzumaki and Team 7 in their search for Sasuke Uchiha. 21 Before he started working for Zabuza. As a result.ch. and kill them without them ever noticing his presence. Zabuza can blind an opponent. due to her pregnancy. Zabuza kills him first. During Part II. 516. Because he takes too long to complete the task. 32 The Kubikiri Bōchō served as Zabuza's gravemarker until it was taken by Suigetsu. His area of expertise. however. is in assassinations.ch. lit.assassins. This reflects his pacifist nature. 516.ch. Team 8. his seiyū is Unshō Ishizuka. despite being a ninja and Zabuza's tool of battle. Other characters Team 8 Team 8 is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Kurenai Yuhi.ch.ch. His father killed his mother when it was discovered that she possessed a genetic ability.
Shino cares deeply for his teammates. and Kōsuke Toriumi. 70 Nevertheless. Kiba is fiercely loyal to Akamaru. have caused other characters to label him as "creepy. he uses his heightened senses to Kiba's advantage. hearing." ch. the bugs do as he commands. 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. Shino directs his bugs towards an opponent.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. Akamaru can urinate on them. boxing them in without their knowledge and absorbing their chakra once they have been surrounded. In battle. In the English adaptation of the anime. 238 In the Japanese anime.ch. 75 He can also drastically increase his sense of smell. 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. giving them a strong odor that can easily be tracked. and his English voice actor is Kyle Hebert. Shino's merciless tendencies. 282 With his heightened sense of smell.ch. In exchange for using Shino as a hive and feeding on his chakra. Most apparent of his connection to dogs is the constant presence of his ninja dog (忍犬 ninken?).ch. Akamaru. At the start of the series. By Part II of the Naruto storyline. growing claws and traveling on all four limbs to increase his speed. 364 Kiba's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kōsuke Toriumi. Since Akamaru is naturally better equipped for combat. Akamaru acts as a valuable tool for Kiba in hostile situations. Akamaru grows large enough for Kiba to ride atop his back. Akamaru's vocal effects are provided by Jamie Simone though Kyle Hebert provided the voice of Akamaru when it took Kiba's form. 203 In the original Japanese anime. Akamaru is voiced by Junko Takeuchi. ch. Akamaru fights with him in battle. he spends his free time capturing and studying insects and often uses them as analogies during conversation. Kiba usually modifies his own abilities at the start of a battle. his seiyū is Shinji Kawada. His first voice actor in the .ch. when Akamaru transforms into a clone of Kiba. and helps to double-team opponents with volleys of physical attacks. and the ability to detect others' chakra levels. who voices Kiba. During a battle. and by the second half of the series he can use it to track things dogs cannot. he relies on Kiba to provide the chakra for the combination attacks they execute. 204 In exchange for Kiba's devotion. he fails to notice this drastic difference. Shino Aburame Shino Aburame (油女 シノ Aburame Shino?) is one of the members of Team 8 and is fascinated with insects. in regards to opponents as well as his attachment to insects. To help Kiba keep track of opponents. and constant companion. unwilling to abandon him and putting himself in harm's way for Akamaru's sake. but since Kiba spends so much time with Akamaru. Akamaru Akamaru (赤丸?) is Kiba Inuzuka's ninja dog (忍犬 ninken?).ch. who is also theseiyū for Naruto Uzumaki. however. best friend. which requires Akamaru to transform into a clone of Kiba. 172 A deep connection with insects runs in Shino's family. ch.
ch. Kurenai Yuhi. as her father takes a greater interest in her training. he has been voiced by Derek Stephen Prince. 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. and her English voice actor is Stephanie Sheh. both to overcome her own weaknesses and to prove her worth to her father. Of all her students. Hinata begins training to become stronger. she also trains to try and win the attention of the series protagonist Naruto Uzumaki. though they both deny this. causing her difficulties whenever she is on a mission. and is shown to be particularly skilled with illusions involving plants. Hinata's inability to stand up for herself caused her father to disown her at a young age. Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child.ch. 437 Her seiyū in the Japanese anime is Nana Mizuki.ch. making their relationship clear. Kurenai Yuhi Kurenai Yuhi (夕日 紅 Yūhi Kurenai?) is the leader of Team 8. In the English adaptation of the anime. as the series progresses. 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. 342 In battle she specializes in casting illusions.ch. leaving her in the care of her teacher.ch. and both . and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn in all subsequent appearances. she was voiced by Saffron Henderson in episode three. 140 During Part II of the series. Hinata becomes infatuated with Naruto to the extent that she immediately blushes or faints upon seeing him. acting as a surrogate parent in the absence of Hinata's father and helping Hinata overcome her weaknesses.English anime wasSam Riegel. The fathers of the three team members Choji Akimichi. Her efforts begin to prove successful towards the end of Part I. However. but in all following appearances. 80 While Hinata is hesitant to openly admit her feelings for him. she goes out of her way to help him. she is usually accompanied by Asuma Sarutobi. Because of this.ch. 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.ch. She is always reluctant to speak her mind or to do something that might antagonize another character. and Ino Yamanaka were also on a team together. Shikamaru Nara. most characters are aware of her feelings. 77 In the anime. many other characters assume them to be a couple. Kurenai is closest with Hinata. Hinata finally admits her feelings to Naruto while protecting him from Pain. 78 Whenever Kurenai appears in the series. During Part II. 238 Though Hinata's training has in large part been to prove herself.ch. 141 In the Japanese anime.ch.  Team 10 Team 10 is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Asuma Sarutobi.ch. Inspired by Naruto's confidence and determination. her seiyū is Rumi Ochiai. who voiced Shino in episodes 23 and 24. 78 Soon after her introduction.
generations refer to their team using the moniker "Ino-Shika-Cho". Sakura ended their friendship so they could properly compete for his affection. Though his habit of always eating gives him a relatively large appearance.ch. When they discovered that they both liked Sasuke Uchiha. stating he would willingly give his life to defend Shikamaru.ch. and he can devise complex strategies even in the heat of battle. 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. She is a childhood friend of Sakura Haruno. His English voice actor is Tom Gibis. 190 In battle. 73 In the anime. Ino Yamanaka Ino Yamanaka (山中 いの Yamanaka Ino?) is the only female member of Team 10. 107 In the Japanese anime.ch. Choji can increase the size of his body to improve the amount of damage his strikes deal upon impact. In terms of combat abilities. Because of this.ch. Shikamaru's seiyū is Showtaro Morikubo.ch. Shikamaru can manipulate his shadow. Choji instantly becomes hostile and increases his resolve to battle. his fellow Team 10 member. Choji insists he is not fat. However. and Kakashi Hatakebriefly assumes leadership of the team to hunt down those responsible for Asuma's death. 137 During Part II. has never been able to defeat Shikamaru at games such as shogi or go. Ino becomes her surrogate apprentice. hoping to be more useful to her friends and teammates as an able medical ninja. helping her to develop her own identity. Shikamaru's intelligence is such that Asuma Sarutobi. but still maintain a competitive attitude towards each other. instead choosing to look upon Choji's inner strength.ch. Team 10's leader. Choji regards him as his best friend. Shikamaru Nara Main article: Shikamaru Nara Shikamaru Nara (奈良 シカマル Nara Shikamaru?) is one of the members of Team 10. as he chooses to look upon Choji as a person rather than only considering his large girth.ch. 55 Shikamaru Nara has never found an issue with Choji's weight. Creator Kishimoto has noted that he "likes" Shikamaru due to his easygoing nature despite being a genius. Ino .ch. his laziness frequently prevents him from effectively utilizing his intelligence. If someone refers to him as fat. 71 The two eventually make amends and rekindle their friendship.ch. 189 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kentaro Ito and his English voice actor is Robbie Rist. although Nobutoshi Canna acted as a stand-in for Morikubo in episode 141.ch. instead using explanations like being "big-boned". 107 Shikamaru is a longtime friend of Choji Akimichi. 190 In battle. Asuma is slain in an encounter with members of Akatsuki. when Sakura begins to excel in healing techniques. and by extending it into another person's shadow he can force the target to mimic his movements. and contrasted him against Sasuke Uchiha's intelligent but abrasive personality.
these knuckles fall into Shikamaru's possession. 253 Neji Hyuga Neji Hyuga (日向 ネジ Hyūga Neji?) is a member of Team Guy and a child prodigy of the Hyuga clan. 342 In battle. resulting in his training with the leader of the main house at the end of Part I. a character that has proven his "destiny" wrong by getting stronger. He abandons the idea of a predetermined fate. as Guy wanted to wait a year before they could take the test to advance in ninja rank and become Chunin.ch. Neji's membership in one of the clan's lower houses leaves him ineligible to learn the clan's most secret techniques. Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child.ch. 55 In the Japanese anime. and he uses them to defeat Hidan and avenge Asuma. He had a falling out with his father when he was younger. In Part II. 321 Among all his students. and the two often play shogi or go together. ch. 140 During Part II of the series. a member of the criminal organization Akatsuki.ch.specializes in mind-altering techniques. leading many characters to assume the two are a couple. but will temporarily drop the habit when something is bothering him.ch.ch. At this point in the series. such as when his father died. 101 At the start of the series.ch. Neji openly hates the main house because of this. To use these techniques. Asuma can extend the blades' length and easily pierce through rock. 107 Asuma frequently appears alongside Kurenai Yuhi.  Asuma Sarutobi Asuma Sarutobi (猿飛 アスマ Sarutobi Asuma?) is the leader of Team 10 and son of the Third Hokage Hiruzen Sarutobi. Despite his natural talent. When infused with his wind-based chakra. and briefly left Konohagakure in protest. 332 Asuma's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Jūrōta Kosugi. and he is voiced by Doug Erholtz in the English adaptation. 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. 238 . Team Guy Team Guy is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Might Guy.ch. Neji believes in a fatalistic philosophy: that one's destiny is inescapable and that a weak person will always be weak. and resolves to get strong enough to never lose a battle. Team Guy joins Team 7 in attempting to save Gaara from the criminal organization. Akatsuki. gaining control over their body which she can then use to attack others. Both deny this and promptly try to change the subject whenever it is brought up. Ino transfers her consciousness to her target's mind. 317 After Asuma is killed by Hidan. The two had not completely reconciled by the time of Hiruzen's death.ch. her seiyū is Ryōka Yuzuki. and her voice actor is Colleen O'Shaughnessey in the English adaptation. Asuma shares a particularly close relationship with Shikamaru Nara. however. readily attacking its members verbally or physically when given the chance.ch. The members of Team Guy primarily concentrate on physical attacks and weapons.ch. 314 Asuma is usually seen smoking a cigarette. making their relationship clear. Asuma wields trench knives that can be infused with chakra. ch. Neji has a change of heart.ch. They are a year older than the other members of Konohagakure's teams.
 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. 98 Her Japanese seiyū is Yukari Tamura. and when he is featured as a child.ch. Neji refines these abilities into more powerful counterparts. His voice in the English anime is provided bySteve Staley. either to increase their potency or to fix an inherent flaw. 73Despite her lack of appearances. Because some of these techniques. he always utilizes honorifics such as "san" and "kun".ch. the battle's start and her eventual defeat are the only portions shown. 52 In the Japanese anime and manga. During a fight she uses the hundreds of weapons kept stored in scrolls she carries with her to bombard opponents with pinpoint accuracy. such as the ability to open the eight chakra gates. Tenten receives the least amount of screen time. and Wendee Lee provides his child voice. but his persistence impressed Guy. Might Guy . can pose a severe risk to Lee's body. an eye technique that by default gives the owner a near-360-degree field of vision within a fifty meter radius. he never uses contractions. Tenten uses this expertise to help Neji Hyuga train his defensive techniques. and his voice actor is Brian Donovan in English. such that her only fight in Part I of the manga is almost entirely skipped. and she holds him in high regard since he can always block her attacks. Neji has been able to replicate it and its most powerful attacks through simple observation. ch. Though never actually trained in the form. One such example is his Byakugan.Neji displays his title as a prodigy of the Hyuga throughout the series. he is only permitted to use them to protect something or someone dear to him. 197 In the Japanese anime. Neji constantly trains to overcome a small blindspot and to increase the Byakugan's range of sight. Rock Lee was unable to use ninjutsu or genjutsu 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. Tenten specializes in weaponry. techniques. In battle. In the ninja academy. his seiyū is Yoichi Masukawa. he is voiced by Keiko Nemoto. Lee has adopted several of Guy's habits because of this.ch. ranging from projectiles to close-combat weapons and even explosives by the second part of the series. such as his wardrobe and his perseverance. Of all the Naruto protagonists. even forbidden. series creator Masashi Kishimoto favors her design more than those of any of the other female characters he has created. 84 Guy has taught him a number of powerful. In the English adaptations. when first introduced he is highly proficient with the Gentle Fist style of combat.ch.ch. In the Japanese anime. Tenten Tenten (テンテン?) is the only female member of Team Guy. and longs to prove that a female ninja can be just as skilled as a male ninja. with which he can directly attack an opponent's internal systems. and her English voice actor is Danielle Judovits. 101 As the series progresses. his seiyū is Kōichi Tōchika.
there have been five Hokage. For the Japanese actor nicknamed "Maito Gai". While Lee is forced to concentrate on physical attacks due to his inability to use other types of techniques. preferring nonviolent discussions to his advisers' more militaristic suggestions. which only further motivates Guy to defeat Kakashi and his "coolness". Throughout the series.ch. but he is slain in battle by his former student. The First was succeeded by his younger brother. "Fire Shadow") is the leader of Konohagakure. see Akira Kobayashi. Throughout the series."Maito Gai" redirects here. and dedicates most of his time to only one of his students. including his "My Rules" philosophy. which he constantly tries to teach to Lee. Guy specializes in physical attacks.ch. the Third abdicated in favor of Minato Namikaze. With his unique Mokuton abilities. succeeds him as the Fifth Hokage.He in turn was followed by one of his students. 172 Danzo follows Tsunade becoming the unofficial Sixth Hokage after she enters a coma as a consequence of defending the village from Pain. who became the Third Hokage. Tobirama Senju (千手扉間 Senju Tobirama?). Tsunade continues after her coma lifts. ch. Guy deliberately chooses not to use techniques other than physical attacks. 137 Another of his students. Kakashi Hatake. Rock Lee.ch. but reclaimed his position after the Fourth gave his life to save the village from Kurama. Lee has also adopted many of Guy's mannerisms. After a long rule. lit. 180 Series creator Masashi Kishimoto likens Guy's passionate personality to that of a physical education teacher he had in junior high school.ch. his seiyū is Masashi Ebara. Hiruzen Sarutobi. Guy is usually found in competition with his self-proclaimed rival. the Third Hokage (三代目火影 Sandaime Hokage?). Tsunade. Kakashi has never displayed a particular interest in their rivalry. and his method of rule became a model for all subsequent Hokage. has been the longest-ruling Hokage. who founded the village along with Madara Uchiha. When Danzo dies. 489 Hiruzen Sarutobi Hiruzen Sarutobi (猿飛 ヒルゼン Sarutobi Hiruzen?).ch. He is a peace-loving leader. which involves setting tough self-imposed penalties for failure in the belief that the punishment will make him stronger. during an invasion of Konohagakure. Over the course of the series. who took the position of Fourth Hokage. 1 The Third is the Hokage at the beginning of the series. who are honored by the village by having sculptures of their faces carved into the rock formation overlooking Konohagakure. Hokage The Hokage (火影?. he created the trees that act as the foundation for Konohagakure. he acts as a source . When not teaching Lee a new ability. Lee has modeled himself in his master's image. Might Guy (マイト・ガイ Maito Gai?) is the leader of Team Guy. The First Hokage (初代火影 Shodai Hokage?) was Hashirama Senju (千 手柱間 Senju Hashirama?). In battle. Because of Guy's dedication to him. but notes that the teacher was not a model for Guy's character. Orochimaru. the nine-tailed fox. having served two separate terms. who became the Second Hokage (二代目火影 Nidaime Hokage?). and his English voice actor is Skip Stellrecht. mimicking Guy's distinctive green jumpsuit and shiny bowl haircut. 65 In the Japanese anime.
his seiyū is Hidekatsu Shibata. Tsunade Tsunade (綱手?).ch. thus earning him the title of "Konoha's Yellow Flash" (木ノ葉の黄色い閃光 Konoha no Kiiroi Senkō?). She regains her faith in both after meeting Naruto Uzumaki. not as the host of Kurama. as well as her former teammates Jiraiya and Orochimaru.ch. Orochimaru. their familial relationship is not revealed until Part II of the series. the nine-tailed fox. so many characters in the series refer to her with the Japanese honorific "hime" (princess).ch.of wisdom to younger generations. It is later revealed during Naruto's battle with Pain that he is Naruto's biological father and that he never told anyone. He developed a jutsu that was in essence a teleportation jutsu. but much younger. hoping it would help Naruto to become strong on his own. she lost faith in the title and the concept of dreams. 170 She is also the granddaughter of the First Hokage and grandniece of the second Hokage. Minato Namikaze Minato Namikaze (波風 ミナト Namikaze Minato?). allowing him to wipe out whole armies in the blink of an eye. She will fulfill her role to address matters important to the village. is one of the few characters to treat Naruto Uzumaki as a person. saving Konoha from destruction and giving Naruto access to its great strength. 2 Kishimoto has expressed desire to make a spin-off series with Minato as the protagonist.ch. 2 In his youth Hiruzen was known as "The Professor" (プロフェッサー Purofessā?). Hiruzen fights him to repent for never prosecuting Orochimaru as he should have. 172 As a result. 121 When he is unable to win. 240 Before the start of the series. Tsunade hates the position when she is first introduced. instead leaving them for her assistants. is a former student of the Third Hokage. into Naruto's body. Although Naruto and Minato are noted to have a number of similar traits throughout the series. and his English voice actor is Steve Kramer.ch. and throughout Part II leads . He was also the teacher of Jiraiya. Tsunade accepts the position of Fifth Hokage (五代目火 影 Godaime Hokage?) to protect Konohakagure on behalf of everyone she has loved. he still manages to rob Orochimaru of his ability to use jutsu (by "sealing" his arms). who consistently overcomes any obstacle in his own dreams of being Hokage. 169 Despite the importance of her position. and from the start. After her brother and boyfriend Dan died in pursuit of their dreams to become Hokage.ch. is the father of Naruto Uzumaki and spouse to Kushina Uzumaki. as he purportedly knew every jutsu in Konohagakure. 137 In the Japanese anime. Despite her connections to past Hokage. he gave his life to seal Kurama. 367 He was the student of Jiraiya and the teacher of Kakashi Hatake. Tsunade tends to avoid her everyday duties. When Orochimaru invades Konoha years later.ch. bringing an end to the invasion and thus allowing Hiruzen to die happily. and Hiruzen could never bring himself to recognize Orochimaru's evil qualities. His seiyu is Toshiyuki Morikawa and his English voice actor isTony Oliver. and Tsunade.ch. such that enemy villages issued flee-on-sight orders if ever he appeared on a battlefield. the Fourth Hokage (四代目火影 Yondaime Hokage?). Orochimaru had always been his favorite student. ch. Minato was a prodigy among ninja.
Her age is similar to that of her former teammates Jiraiya and Orochimaru. However.Konoha in combatingAkatsuki. using it greatly shortens her overall lifespan. He was one of the elders who orchestrated the Uchiha Clan's demise. and her English voice actor is Debi Mae West.ch. 481 In the Japanese anime he is voiced by Hiroshi Ito and in the English version he is voiced by William Frederick Knight. The right half of his body is covered in bandages to hide a damaged Sharingan eye transplanted from the body of Shisui Uchiha. On the rare occasions that she hits a winning streak. Sand Siblings Kankuro.ch. making her all but invincible in battle. Tsunade is a talented medical ninja. 285 Since then he has been using The Foundation. 238Tsunade is a compulsive gambler with terrible luck. ch. Tsunade's seiyū is Masako Katsuki. Gaara. while at the Kage conference. she perceives it as a bad omen. to secretly ensure he would become Hokage. He also had himself injected with the cells of the First Hokage allowing him to use the Senju Clan's unique skills. and can heal injuries that most others would consider incurable. 169 In the Japanese anime.ch. a war hawk who believes that all of the former Hokage have placed peace above the village's best interests. 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?). using his new found power to have the ninja track down both Sasuke and Kabuto. as well as the vast amount of Sharingan eyes grafted to his arm. the latter in order to restore Shisui's eye. He was once considered for the position of Third Hokage. but she constantly assumes the appearance of a twenty-year-old woman with large breasts. However. Danzo is forced into fighting Sasuke. ch. He dies shortly after Sasuke mortally wounds him. 149 Despite her odd personality. 298 Throughout Part II. Her healing abilities are such that she has devised a method of Mitotic regeneration for herself.ch. she appears to have superhuman strength that allows her to reduce buildings to rubble. 285 But after Konohagakure is destroyed and Tsunade is left in a coma. Danzo Shimura Danzo Shimura (志村 ダンゾウ Shimura Danzō?) is one of the oldest villagers in Konohagakure.ch. but that title was given to Hiruzen Sarutobi whom he served as an adviser. his own personal black ops team. Danzo has been at odds with Tsunade and acts on his agenda of killing off Sasuke in secret. and Temari as they appear at the end of Part I .
he readily risks his life to save him. Kishimoto changed their costumes for their return due to the difficulty in drawing their original attire. Temari values peace.ch. and he succeeds his deceased father as Sunagakure's Kazekage during Part II. 95 This trait carries over to Part II.ch. with a similar background yet a highly divergent personality. For the first half of the series. in which she begins acting as a liaison between Sunagakure and Konohagakure to help the two . lit. Kankuro is later seen using Sasori's body as his new puppet. and has thus far been shown to have three puppets in his arsenal: Karasu (烏?.  In the Japanese anime.ch. he lashes out at anyone who speaks poorly of Gaara and when Gaara is kidnapped. Kankuro Kankuro (カンクロウ Kankurō?) is the second oldest of the three siblings. 36 In Part II. lit. Sasori. lit. Crow).  Gaara Main article: Gaara Gaara (我愛羅?) is the youngest of the three siblings. Kuroari (黒蟻?. as a result. inside him. aiding him in his attempts to retrieve Sasuke Uchiha fromOrochimaru. Before Gaara was even born. he becomes more willing to help others as the purpose for his existence. Salamander). Temari Temari (テマリ?) is the oldest of the three siblings. and Sanshōuo (山椒魚?. his seiyū is Yasuyuki Kase. 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?). Crow is used for offensive purposes. Black Ant). Due to their interactions with Naruto Uzumaki. 249 Gaara's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Akira Ishida. After one of his few remaining relatives tried to kill him. Kankuro becomes very protective of Gaara.The Sand Siblings are ninja from the village of Sunagakure and the children of the Fourth Kazekage. Similar to Naruto. He was created by Kishimoto as a foil to Naruto Uzumaki. though he tends to hold his tongue for fear of being killed. 131 His battle with Naruto during the invasion of Konoha changes this mentality. and Salamander protects Kankuro and his allies from enemy attacks. in Part II. killing others to affirm the value of his existence. and his English voice actor is Michael Lindsay. The puppets are all destroyed by their original creator. he is frequently at odds with Gaara. the leader of the village. Gaara developed a sadistic and withdrawn personality.ch. as she questions Sunagakure's justifications for going to war withKonohagakure. Gaara was tormented by his fellow villagers for being the host of a tailed beast. once Gaara begins to reveal his dreams and motivations to Kankuro.ch. and his English voice actor is Liam O'Brien.ch. 59 They come to Konohagakure to participate in the biannual ninja exams. 249 Kankuro is a talented puppeteer. they later return as allies of Konohagakure. Unlike her more combat-loving brothers. as well as to symbolize their new friendship with Konohagakure. and serve as antagonists in the subsequent invasion of Konohagakure. a powerful and dangerous tailed beast. Black Ant traps opponents in its body to make them easier targets.
 Colleen O'Shaughnessey is his English voice actor. As a child. which was sealed into Naruto Uzumaki. Naruto thinks of Iruka as a father-figure because of this. the bond between Naruto and Jiraiya is his favorite. that he will only become Hokage after Naruto has been Hokage first. 12. 1 In the Japanese anime. Tsunade and Orochimaru. He eventually gave Konohamaru small. the nine-tailed fox. He looks to Naruto Uzumaki as a mentor in this quest. and by Akiko Koike as a stand-in. along with his teammates. 2Konohamaru's design caused great difficulties for Masashi Kishimoto. however. a school for prospective ninja. is the grandson of the Third Hokage. Konohamaru insists. Temari wields a giant iron fan that can create powerful gusts of wind capable of leveling the surrounding landscape. named after Konohagakure. He strives to replace his grandfather as Hokage so the villagers of Konohagakure will recognize him by name.ch. Kishimoto has commented that out of all the master-pupil relationships he has created in the Naruto series. Jiraiya Main article: Jiraiya (Naruto) Jiraiya (自来也?) is a Konohagakure ninja and one of Naruto's teachers. Masashi Kishimoto's initial design of Iruka featured "evil" eyes and sharper cheekbones. angry-looking eyes. and her English voice actor is Tara Platt. Konohamaru Sarutobi Konohamaru Sarutobi (猿飛 木ノ葉丸 Sarutobi Konohamaru?). 2:26 He is voiced in the Japanese anime by Ikue Ōtani. vol. In battle. and was instantly happy with the design. Jiraiya was under the tutelage of the Third Hokage. he intended for Konohamaru to look like a "punk" smaller than Naruto. 170 Jiraiya is known throughout the Naruto world as the "Toad Sage" (蝦蟇仙人 Gama Sennin?) due to his toad-related jutsu. 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. his parents were killed by Kurama. 2:126 When Iruka was a child. not as the Hokage's grandson.villages work together. Other Iruka Umino Iruka Umino (うみの イルカ Umino Iruka?) is a Konohagakure ninja and instructor at the Ninja Academy. He bears no ill will towards Naruto. emulating his work ethic.ch. and signature jutsu such as the Rasengan and a variety of other techniques.ch. ch. she typically uses her winds to remove parts of the battlefield that might be advantageous to the enemy.vol. Although still . determination. noting that it makes drawing them "worthwhile". As she is skilled at deducing an opponent's strategies and weaknesses soon after a battle begins. and his English voice actor is Quinton Flynn. and Iruka in turn has great faith in Naruto's potential to be a great ninja. 107 Temari's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Romi Paku. yet all of his attempts resulted in a mere recreation of Naruto.vol. but this was abandoned in favor of a more relaxed appearance. hisseiyū is Toshihiko Seki.
Sai Sai (サイ?) is a ninja who joins Team 7 in Part II. however. her seiyū is Ikuko Tani. and her English voice actor is Megan Hollingshead. When Deidara defeats and kidnaps Gaara. 303 Sai's attempts to form bonds involve giving pet names to others. hoping that the relationship of peace might be continued. the leader of Sunagakure. Chiyo Chiyo (チヨ?) is an adviser to Sunagakure who is introduced at the start of Part II.ch. Jiraiya's personality is openly lecherous. he spends much of his time traveling. Despite their efforts. Chiyo. ch. 280 In later chapters. and over the years. he takes Naruto as his student. creating interference with Tsunade's plans and temporarily straining the relationship between the two. She left Konohagakure with Tsunade after the death of her uncle. and returns him to Konohagakure in Part II as he begins to keep tabs on the movements of the criminal organization Akatsuki. 375 Touched by the genuine bond formed between Sunagakure and Konoha. which has since become his primary role in the series. Having been a member of The Foundationsince he was a child. he often says what he actually thinks of a person.ch. Shizune's concern for details causes her to question Tsunade's judgment.ch. and in the English version her voice actor is Barbara Goodson. Jiraiya is voiced by Hōchū Ōtsuka. Gaara also dies before they can rescue him. as she identifies details that Tsunade tends to overlook. Despite her medicinal affinity. and his English voice actor is David Lodge. Chiyo joins a group of Konohagakure ninja in rescuing him. Tsunade taught her medical techniques. her seiyū is Keiko Nemoto. Sai has been trained to not possess or desire any type of emotion or camaraderie. Chiyo gives up her life to revive Gaara. Sasori.ch. 282 In the Japanese anime. Chiyo is brought back through Impure World Resurrection to fight against the combined Shinobi army. Shizune Shizune (シズネ?) is a Konohagakure ninja introduced in the series as Tsunade's assistant.affiliated with Konohagakure. and he proudly describes himself as a "super pervert". many of the attacks she uses in the series are poison-based.ch. 166 Shizune is one of the few characters that Tsunade trusts with absolute certainty. Kishimoto was careful in his design to make him stand out. she used her knowledge of poisons to aid Sunagakure. In Part II of the series. with the help of Sakura Haruno. In the Japanese anime. She is mistrustful of other ninja villages. however. resulting with him choosing names such as "fatso" and "ugly". everything she knew. only to have many of her efforts nullified by the work ofTsunade. 91 During Part I. in Part II. he begins to crave bonds with other people.ch. is able to confront and kill her grandson Sasori. authoring a series of best-selling adult romance novels. He eventually learns . During the various ninja wars. She is a skilled puppeteer and taught her grandson. 245 In the Japanese anime. Replacing Sasuke in the team. making treaties as a formality and quietly strengthening Sunagakure's military might simultaneously. After spending time with Naruto Uzumaki. After the alliance catches up with the kidnappers. including using concealed poisoned needles or emitting toxic gas from her mouth.
317 Unlike Kakashi.ch. ch. but rather a codename assigned to him for the purposes of joining Team 7.ch. citing that as ninja they should be able to look after themselves.ch. 413 He is also a talented swordsman capable of using up to eight swords at once and to execute attacks that are improvisible enough to render Sasuke's Sharingan useless.ch. Kurama Kurama (九喇嘛?). Sai spends his time painting and drawing. When using Mokuton techniques. and has produced thousands of works. 283 Sai's seiyū is Satoshi Hino in the Naruto: Shippūden anime. Killer Bee Killer Bee (キラービー Kirābī?) is a ninja from the village of Kumogakure.ch. Kurama is responsible for attacking Konohagakure before being stopped by the Fourth Hokage. Orochimaru was forced to flee Konohagakure before he could complete his testing. 411 The host of the ushi-oni-like eight-tailed beast. 537 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Hisao Egawa. In battle he uses its great strength to increase the lethality of his professional wrestling-styled attacks. Yamato can form anything out of wood at will. who is often called the Nine-Tails (九尾の妖狐 Kyūbi no Yōko?. calling Ino Yamanaka "pretty lady". Yamato was abducted by Orochimaru and experimented upon in an attempt to replicate the First Hokage's unique abilities. and in the English version he is voiced by Troy Baker. who places his teammates before the mission. 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. 419. and as such is expected to be the guardian of the village. and his English voice actor is Reno Wilson.from his mistakes and attempts the opposite approach. twelve years before the series' . 291 In the Naruto: Shippūden anime. 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. gets out of control. as he can stop Naruto Uzumaki if Kurama. Killer Bee has complete control over the beast sealed within him. Nine-Tailed Demon Fox) is the most powerful of the tailed beasts. It also allows him to suppress a tailed beast's influence over its host. "Yamato" is not his real name.ch. This is the primary reason he is assigned to Team 7. he stays on the team in an additional leadership position.ch. who gave his life to seal the fox into his son. lit. the nine-tailed fox within him.ch. 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. 298 During his childhood. Naruto Uzumaki.ch. 285 After Kakashi's return. 541 When Akatsuki attacks him. Yamato will leave them behind if they become a hindrance. 312 When not making an attempt to bond with others. He is introduced during Part II as one of the two hosts that have yet to be captured by the criminal organizationAkatsuki.ch. the other being series protagonist Naruto Uzumaki. 411 Killer Bee is the adoptive brother of A (エー Ē?). the current Raikage of Kumogakure. and his English voice actor is Benjamin Diskin. Yamato's seiyū is Rikiya Koyama. for instance. and thus never knew that Yamato had successfully obtained the First's Mokuton techniques. as a single swipe of one of its tails can raise tsunamis and flatten mountains.
it is voiced by Paul St. have been released. A second review from T. Apparel such as clothing.  T. and other media. plush dolls of characters' Part I and Part II appearances.ch. 95 At the same time. backpacks. and drama together in a believable manner. Peter. Other merchandise includes action figures. as well as full costumes used for cosplay. extolling the characters as "well rounded" and "imaginative". action. commenting that Naruto Uzumaki combined the finer values of his shōnen predecessors. wallpapers. and noted that several of the characters were not likable. making it difficult to think about the characters on "any deep or meaningful level". and other accessories.H.ch. dismissing the characters as echoes of stereotypicalshōnen characters. 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. manga. and celebrated how the characters allowed the series to successfully incorporate comedy. The visual appearances of the characters in the anime and manga have also received notice from reviewers.M. 1 Throughout the series.ch. In the Japanese anime. 499 Kishimoto was mainly inspired to create Kurama based on thecharacter with the same name from the manga series YuYu Hakusho.H. 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.start. As the seal is to be broken if Naruto uses all of Kurama's chakra. The anime and manga magazine Neo described Naruto's character as "irksome". Active Anime lauded the characters for not being "simple cardboard cut-out characters" due to their "fleshed out personalities" and "underlying dramatic motivations". Anime Reviews disagreed.M. Many characters are also featured on posters. 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. Anime Boredom agreed with this assessment.E. and trading cards from the Naruto Collectible Card Game. and believed the primary focus of the series was on the fighting. 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. Reception The characters of Naruto have received both praise and criticism from publications dedicated to anime. faces and personalities" that . ch. Kurama tries to gain control over Naruto.E. Anime News Network praised the characters' "distinctive clothing. Anime Reviews offered a more positive view. hair. 291 Naruto eventually takes control of the fox's chakra with help from his mother Kushina Uzumaki. and figurines—many of which are limited editions produced in small quantities. Kurama's former possessor. after a couple isolated incidents of falling under its influence during heated battles. its seiyū is Tesshō Genda. and in the English adaptation. key chains. Merchandise Several types of merchandise have been produced based on the likeness of the characters in the Naruto series.
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