List of Naruto characters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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55–63) 進むべき道. 2007. ISBN 4-08-873147-6. ISBN 978-1-4215-1855-8. 118–126) 火影 VS 火影!!. August 2. December 6. (in Japanese). (in English). 2002. 2003. 2002. ISBN 4-08-873552-8. November 1. May 1. 163–171) 受け継ぐ者.!!. ISBN 978-1-4215-0242-7. 18. 2007.. (in English). Concluded. 23. (in Japanese). 2006. August 2. November 6. ISBN 4-08-873174-2. (in Japanese). (ch. ISBN 4-08-873298-5. (in Japanese). and Eulogy. ISBN 4-08-873394-4. ISBN 4-08-873259-6. 2003. 11. May 1. (ch. and Naruto's Ninja Handbook!.. (in English).. ISBN 978-1-4215-1652-3.7. December 20. 2003. and A Splendid Ninja. (in Japanese). 16. and The Great Flight. 2007. September 5. ISBN 978-1-4215-1090-3. (ch. (in Japanese). (ch. ISBN 978-1-4215-0240-3. August 4. (in English). ISBN 4-08-873197-1. 172–180) ナルト vs サスケ!!. (ch. 20.. 64–72) 命懸けの戦い!!. October 4. (in English).!!. 2006. (in Japanese).. ISBN 978-1-4215-1089-7. and Orochimaru's Curse. 127–135) ナルト忍法帖!!. 2001. (ch. and Predicament.. (in Japanese). and Itachi's Power. August 3.!!. (ch. ISBN 978-1-4215-0124-6. (in Japanese). ISBN 4-08-873493-4. September 4. 2007. (in English). 14. and Tsunade's Choice. 2007. and Turning the Tables. and Life- and-Death Battles. ISBN 978-1-59116-875-1. 2007. March 4. ISBN 4-08-873420-0. December 19. ISBN 978-1-4215-1087-3. March 4. March 4. 2006. (ch. (ch. (in English). 2005. November 11. ISBN 978-1-4215-0239-7. and Comrades. October 2. 2007. August 4. (ch. (in English). 2004. (in English).. 2005. and Pursuit. October 2. ISBN 4-08-873573-3. (in Japanese). 2003. (in English). ISBN 4-08-873113-1. ISBN 978-1-4215-1859-6. (ch. 22. (in English). and Impassioned Efforts. 82–90) 立派な忍者. 2004. ISBN 4-08-873523-4. 91–99) 弟子入り志願 !?. 17. ISBN 4-08-873236-7. and Hokage vs.. (ch. 21. May 1. May 1. 12. September 4. June 6. 100–108) 大いなる飛翔!!. 2006. 2007. . July 3. and The Chûnin Exam. 2002. ISBN 978-1-4215-1655-4. ISBN 978-1-4215-0241-0. 10. (in Japanese). and Naruto vs. 2001. September 4. ISBN 4-08-873341-8. Hokage!!. (in English).. ISBN 4-08-873368-5.!!. (ch. March 7. 2007.. 2004.. November 6. (ch. (in English). 2001. ISBN 978-1-4215-1653-0. ISBN 978-1-4215-1858-9. 2001. 109–117) 中忍試験、終了. 136–144) 木ノ葉崩し、終結!!. 8. 19. April 30. 200–208) 苦境. ISBN 4-08-873595-5. Sasuke. (in Japanese). 2007. December 4. ISBN 978-1-4215-1654-7. (in English). (in Japanese). December 5. 154–162) 綱手の決意!!. 181–190) 許せない!!. 2002. March 6. October 2. 145–153) イタチの能力!!. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-1-4215-1088-0. 2002. 191–199) 転生. (ch. (in Japanese). (ch. (in English).!!. (in Japanese).. ISBN 4-08-873639-6. 2003. (in English). 2007. 15. 73–81) ネジとヒナタ. (ch. 13.!!. (in Japanese). and Successor. (in English). 9.

ISBN 978-1-4215-2002-5. 2009. ISBN 978-1-4215-2172-5. 27.!!. (in Japanese). (in English). 2007. 2009. 2009. (in English). (in English). 2008. November 6. 2007. (in Japanese). 330–339) シカマルの戦い!!. August 3. ISBN 978-1-4215-2841-0. ISBN 978-1-4215-1942-5. 300–309) 再会の時. 340–349) 修業の成果... 350–359) 動き出す者たち. and Kakashi vs. and The Ultimate Art. (in English). February 3. 320–329) 第十班. 2005. 2005.!!. 2009. (in Japanese). (in English). (in Japanese). 236–244) 旅立ちの日!!.. March 4. November 4. December 27. November 4. November 6. (ch. 28. and Homecoming. 360–369) 究極芸術!!. (ch. 310–319) 新たなる二人組!!. 227–235) 別れの日. December 4. 34. 2005. (in Japanese). (in English). (ch. and On the Move. and The New Two. 2004. ISBN 978-1-4215-2173-2. (ch. December 4.24. (in Japanese). August 3. April 4. 2006. 2007. ISBN 978-4-08-874338-7. ISBN 978-1-4215-3984-3. February 3. 2005. (ch. August 4. (in English). and The Secret Mission. and Puppet Masters. (ch. (ch. 245–254) ナルトの帰郷!!. 281–289) サスケへの道!!. July 1. ISBN 978-1-4215-1860-2. February 3. June 4. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-1-4215-1862-6. ISBN 978-1-4215-1943-2. (in Japanese). November 2. 2007. June 2. 218–226) 兄と弟. ISBN 978-4-08-874397-4. 2006. 272–281) 託された想い!!. ISBN 4-08-873660-0. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-1-4215-2175-6. 2006. February 3. (in English). 32.. (in English). ISBN 978-4-08-873881-9. . 36. ISBN 978-4-08-874108-6. December 3. (ch. and Cell Number 10. 290–299) 極秘任務. February 4. ISBN 978-4-08-873828-4. 26. (in English). 2005.!!. 2007. October 4. 2008. ISBN 4-08-873770-6.. ISBN 4-08-873791-1. ISBN 4-08-873679-2. ISBN 978-4-08-874364-6. ISBN 978-4-08-874138-3. and The Reunion. ISBN 978-4-08-874039-3. 2008. ISBN 978-1-4215-1864-0. (in Japanese). 2005. November 2. 40. (in Japanese). 209–217) ピンチ·ピンチ·ピンチ!!. 2009.. ISBN 978-1-4215-1944-9. (in Japanese). (in English). September 2. (in English). 39. 35. April 4. 2006. December 26.. and Practice Makes Perfect. 2006. ISBN 978-4-08-873849-9. (in English). ISBN 978-1-4215-2174-9. and Unorthodox. and Departure. ISBN 978-1-4215-2001-8. (in Japanese). 25. February 3. 263–271) チヨバアとサクラ. Itachi!!. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-4-08-874432-2. ISBN 978-1-4215-2003-2. (in English). 2007. and Awakening. 31. (ch. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-4-08-874002-7. (ch. 2008. and The Search for Sasuke. and Shikamaru's Battle. (ch. 254–262) カカシ VS イタチ!!. 2007. (ch. (ch. ISBN 978-1-4215-1861-9. (in Japanese). May 6. and Brothers. June 3. 2008. (ch.!!. February 3. December 16. (ch. 33. ISBN 978-4-08-874273-1. 2008.. 2009. 2007. and Final Battle. April 4. 38. 2004. (in English). (in English). ISBN 978-1-4215-1865-7. 29. 30. (in English). 37. (ch. 2007. (in Japanese). August 4. (ch. ISBN 978-4-08-874288-5.

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

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