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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.
he is unable to prevent Sasuke from leaving the village to seek Orochimaru for greater power. teaching him his Chidori technique. this is shown to be the result of an incident in which he witnessed the death of one of his teammates. however. 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. her seiyū is Chie Nakamura.ch. Kakashi treats his leadership position with a detached manner.During an encounter with his brother in Part I. vol. 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. they became increasingly distant due to their shared affection for Sasuke Uchiha.ch. and she is voiced by Kate Higgins in the English adaptation. 1. she makes Naruto make a lifelong promise to bring him back. a feature Kishimoto has tried to emphasize in Sakura's appearances. 297 In the Japanese anime. . and is consistently late to meetings as a result. and his English voice actor is Dave Wittenberg.ch.ch. Sasuke. and Sakura. After his 1st attempt is delayed by the Sound Ninja 4. In a gaiden on Kakashi's past. however. Kakashi has amassed a reputation as a skilled and powerful ninja. including his tardiness. and his English voice actor is Yuri Lowenthal. Sakura was taunted by other children because of her large forehead. 243 With Obito's Sharingan. As a child. 176 Kakashi's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kazuhiko Inoue. As the two continued to grow. Obito Uchiha. the leader of Team 7 and the sensei of Naruto. who gave Kakashi his Sharingan eye and imparted many of his habits. Kishimoto had originally intended for Kakashi to be introduced earlier in the series than he actually was. although he has admitted that he has little perception of what an ideal heroine should be. she displays highly developed skills from her training giving her the brutal power and strength of about 10 men. In Part II when Sakura and Naruto are 16. earning the moniker "Copy Ninja Kakashi" (コピー忍者のカカシ Kopī Ninja no Kakashi?). which leads him to leave the village to seek more power from the criminal Orochimaru. 237 His teammates' attempts to recover him from Orochimaru forms a major component of the Part II plot. ch. She was comforted by Ino Yamanaka. 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. During most of Part I. Kishimoto created her as the heroine of the series. she resolves to become stronger by training with Tsunade. Sakura is in love with Sasuke. 3 But after Sasuke leaves the village. 212 Although he mentors all three members of Team 7 early in the series. and created him as an easygoing person that would be able to keep the members of Team 7 in check. In the Japanese anime. Sasuke's seiyū is Noriaki Sugiyama.ch. he concentrates on training Sasuke as the series continues. Sasuke is easily beaten.
Orochimaru is a former ninja of Konohagakure and a student of the Third Hokage. he distinguished himself as one of the village's most powerful ninja along with his teammates. Orochimaru Main article: Orochimaru (Naruto) Orochimaru (大蛇丸?) is one of the primary antagonists of the Naruto series. To emphasize his role as a villain. 66 Kabuto began acting as a spy for numerous countries and organizations. consisting of multiple assorted lairs located within the Land of Sound and outside it. he leaves Akatsuki and establishes his own ninja village. During his time in the village. After attacking fellow Akatsuki member Itachi Uchiha. 289 Kabuto uses his various former affiliations as a means to gather intelligence on Orochimaru's behalf. He is soon revealed to be a spy and Orochimaru's foremost servant. "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. lit. The village is not contiguous. 88 Kabuto is highly proficient with medical techniques. he participates in the bi-annual ninja exams as a villager of Konohagakure so as to gather information on his fellow participants. Otogakure.ch.Antagonists Otogakure See also: World of Naruto Otogakure (音隠れの里 Otogakure no Sato?. 69 His immortality technique involves transferring his consciousness between different host bodies. who took Kabuto and raised him as a son. Jiraiya and Tsunade. 238 Because of his different host bodies and the disguises he assumes. a panoply of voice actors are utilized for Orochimaru. In the series. he was found on a battlefield by a medical officer from Konohagakure. including the criminal organization Akatsuki. who defeats him. and he eventually fled the village and joined the criminal organization Akatsuki. Kabuto Yakushi Kabuto Yakushi (薬師 カブト Yakushi Kabuto?) is one of the primary antagonists of the Naruto series who is initially introduced as an experienced Konohagakure genin that takes Team 7 under his wing during one of their ninja exams.ch. and the corresponding English voice actor is Steven Blum. As a child. for instance. and his desire for a new host. which ordered him to enter the service of Orochimaru. Kishimoto worked towards making him appear "pasty and sickly" as part of his theme of distinguishing villains from the protagonists.ch. in the hopes of destroying his former home. and his role as a villain is gradually escalated as the series progresses. 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.ch. 164 In Part II Kabuto integrates . 170 His desire to obtain immortality led him to conduct experiments on other Konohagakure ninja. is one of his driving motivations throughout the series. his most common seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kujira. particularly Sasuke Uchiha. ch.ch.ch.
but do not become a prominent part of the story until Sasuke Uchiha attempts to leave Konohagakure to join Otogakure. They are introduced during Orochimaru's invasion of Konohagakure. which greatly increases the strengths of the users when active.ch. who operate in two-man teams.204 and Tayuya (多由也?).ch.ch. and although they are all defeated by Konohagakure ninja. a woman that uses a flute to control summoned demons and cast illusions. Akatsuki is composed of ten members. After Kimimaro became bedridden due to his illness. 184 The group was originally known as the "Sound Five". 239 The members of Akatsuki are ninja who have abandoned their villages.ch. It is composed of Jirobo (次郎坊 Jirōbō?). English TV: "Sound Ninja Four") are Orochimaru's elite bodyguards. "Hidden Sound Shinobi Four People". 201 As a group they specialize in barriers. but Kabuto expresses desire to kill Sasuke Uchiha. 206 Kimimaro laters joins the group to protect Sasuke. though he acts through the group's figurehead leader Pain.ch. and afterwards settle things with Naruto once he has learned to control the remains. 217 All of them possess Orochimaru's cursed seals. They share similar clothing. ch. a large-sized man who specializes in absorbing chakra and close-quarters combat. 143 In Part II. 192 Sakon (左近?) and Ukon (右近?). The Sound Four act as his bodyguards.ch.ch. and his English voice actor is Henry Dittman. sealing techniques as well as possessing their own individual uniquetechniques. showing his abilities to fight with his own bones. Kabuto's seiyū isNobutoshi Canna. ch. dark cloak bearing red clouds and a chin-high collar. the Akatsuki's goal is world domination by using the power of the nine tailed beasts. 357 Once mastering Orochimaru's jutsu for summoning the souls of the dead. Sound Four The Sound Four (音隠れの忍四人衆 Otogakure no Shinobi Yonin Shū?. "Dawn" or "Daybreak") is an organization of criminal ninja that serves as the primary antagonistic force of the Naruto series.ch. two twin brothers which have the ability of combining their bodies. Itachi Uchiha and Kisame Hoshigaki. Led by Tobi. Sasuke manages to escape. lit. but dies as a result of his illness. capturing Gaara and extracting . a sixarmed ninja who can produce spider-webs to fight and specialized in ranged combat. defensive walls.Orochimaru's remains into his body in order to become powerful enough to not serve anyone again.ch. Aside from an attempt by two Akatsuki members. 187 Kidomaru (鬼童丸 Kidōmaru?). At any given time. the group resumed calling themselves the Sound Four. 520 In the Japanese anime. as they were forced to accept Kimimaro (君麻呂?) as the leader after he defeated the entire group in battle. to capture Kurama (the nine-tailed fox sealed within Naruto Uzumaki) Akatsuki is not prominently featured in Part I. they take a more active role. lit. Orochimaru's remains gradually begin to take over his body. 184 Akatsuki Akatsuki (暁?. and are considered by their former homes to be S-class criminals. 203. the most powerful and wanted ninja in the Naruto universe. most notably a long.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.
ch. While he was still loyal to Kirigakure. 224 Around the time of his death his villainous role is downplayed. as well as working towards capturing the remaining tailed beasts. but not before using one of them to steal back the information he had compiled and send it to the Akatsuki. a group of violent ninja that use particularly large swords in battle. Shukaku. Only allowing those it sees as worthy to wield it. Sasuke Uchiha. but he performed the massacre under the orders of Konoha's leadership so as to prevent an Uchiha coup d'état. 487 He attempts to flee from the ninjas but is defeated by Guy and captured. from his body. He is initially portrayed as being solely responsible for the killing of his entire clan and family. Kisame Hoshigaki Kisame Hoshigaki (干柿 鬼鮫 Hoshigaki Kisame?) is a former ninja of Kirigakure and partnered to Itachi Uchiha. Deidara holds a grudge against . with the explanation that he was testing his abilities. enough so that a clone created by the Akatsuki that held only 30% of his power contained an amount of chakra comparable to Naruto when using the Nine-Tails' chakra. Samehada (鮫肌 "Sharkskin" in Shippuden?). who voiced Itachi in episodes 29 and 30. Deidara Deidara (デイダラ?) is a former ninja of Iwagakure.ch. Itachi's seiyū isHideo Ishikawa. 258 After discarding Samehada when it chose Killer Bee over him. Kisame committes suicide by summoning sharks and allowing them to eat him. is a living weapon covered in scales that can absorb untold amounts of an opponent's chakra. Kisame is decapitated by Bee and the Raikage. Though having spent his early youth as the child prodigy of the Uchiha clan. and sharp triangular teeth. In battle. 400 In the Japanese anime.ch. and his English voice actor is Kirk Thornton. he has been voiced by Crispin Freeman. but in all following appearances. not only is he revealed to have had help from Madara Uchiha in killing the clan.ch. Samehada can provide the user with the chakra it holds. 508 His seiyūin the Japanese anime is Tomoyuki Dan. having a unique appearance with pale blue skin.ch. His sword. sparing only his brother. It is later revealed that was just a shapeshifting technique performed by Zetsu.the one-tailed tanuki. he frequently shapes water into the forms of sharks to damage opponents. He was also a terrorist bomber-for-hire before Itachi Uchiha forced him to join Akatsuki. ensuring him an infinite amount of stamina. Though he came to embrace the organization. comparable to a tailed beast. 142 By fusing Samehada into him. Kisame himself has massive amounts of chakra.ch. the real Kisame having hidden inside Samehada.ch. 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. Kisame can assume a more shark-like form that increases his abilities. His first voice actor in the English anime was Skip Stellrecht. Kisame was one of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. a gill-like facial structure. Itachi is treated as a villain for much of the series.
267 After Orochimaru's defection Sasori teamed with Deidara. the only part of his humanity he kept when converting himself to a puppet. 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?).ch. Itachi's younger brother. and so Deidara transforms himself into a living bomb in an effort to kill Sasuke and to prove the supremacy of his art. This is in part a result of his ability to merge with any object and quickly travel to a new location. 263 In time he even converted his own body into a puppet. Sasori is voiced by Akiko Yajima as a child. ch. Because of this Zetsu serves a variety of different positions in Akatsuki. is voiced by Yutaka Aoyama in the Japanese version and in the English version by J. Sasori left Sunagakure when he got older and joined Akatsuki where he is initially partnered with Orochimaru. he is voiced by Quinton Flynn. which he refined to fit his needs over the years. Blanc. literally "going out with a bang" as his fellow Akatsuki members put it. His scorpion-like puppet body. such as a spy that observes and reports on battles of interest. resulting in his death. as he feels their Sharingan eyes look down on his abilities. 363 He is later resurrected by Kabuto. he can animate and control them remotely. leaving him in the care of his grandmother. who looks to him and his artistic knowledge with reverence. 520 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Katsuhiko Kawamoto. B. Deidara's bombs can take any form he chooses. but is defeated and released from Kabuto's jutsu after being captured. something that few other ninja are capable of. Though he abuses Tobi when he annoys him. is able to systematically nullify his bombs in combat.Itachi and all Uchiha throughout the series.ch. but not before telling Sakura about his rendezvous with one of Orochimaru's henchmen who had been working for him as a spy. and in the English version he is voiced by Kari Wahlgren and as an adult. Chiyo who taught Sasori the art of puppetry. 248 Sasuke Uchiha. Lacking the love of parents. 359 Upon joining the Akatsuki. In his cameo appearance in episode 135 of the English adaptation. allowing him to use any of the ninja abilities they possessed during their life for himself.ch. 248 In due time he devised a way to convert the corpses of humans into puppets. he is voiced by Takahiro Sakurai and the English version by Johnny Yong Bosch.ch. which essentially gives him eternal life and allows him to control hundreds of puppets at once.ch. 255 He is cannibalistic. 366 Each of Deidara's hands have mouths on them that. Deidara becomes more like a teacher to Tobi.ch.ch. In the Japanese anime. and is often sent to dispose of bodies Akatsuki does not . Hiruko. 464 After being resurrected by Kabuto. 271 Sakura Haruno and Chiyo eventually destroy his heart. and in the anime of Shippuden by Roger Craig Smith. but fails in the attempt. and from the time of their creation to their detonation. create "sculptures" that are actually bombs that explode with varying intensities. Zetsu Zetsu (ゼツ?) is the only member of Akatsuki to regularly act without a partner. and adopts a genuine care for his well-being. Sasori fights Kankuro. His parents were killed by Sakumo Hatake. and is replaced by Tobi after his death. by infusing clay or other fine-grained minerals with chakra.ch.ch. he is partnered with Sasori.ch.
ch. who re-sealed Kurama. Zetsu's seiyū is Nobuo Tobita. He initially acts carefree and goofy often resulting on him being attacked by Deidara. 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. one of the founders of Konohagakure and the Uchiha clan.ch. who came into direct conflict with the First Hokage and was thought to be dead.want found. frequently leading to discussions and arguments between the two.ch.ch. In his cameo appearance in episode 134 of the English adaptation. the original Madara is revived to aid Akatsuki exposing Tobi as an impersonator. ch. If necessary. he starts taking a special interest in Sasuke's development up to Itachi Uchiha's death while leading Akatsuki.In the Japanese anime. 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.ch. his right side being black and his left being white.ch. Kushina Uzumaki.ch. 261 Zetsu's body is split into two different colors. bringing all life-forms under his command. Tobi becomes able to replicate Pain's manipulation of six corpses. Madara created numerous clones of Zetsu's white half to use as soldiers in the Fourth Ninja World War. 385 Now behaving more seriously.ch. 544 During the ensuing war. 490 To prepare for the war. 400 It is also revealed that Tobi is responsible for unsealing Kurama. 467 Tobi is blackmailed by Kabuto Yakushi to form a reluctant alliance with him when presented with the real Madara's corpse. Tobi declares the Fourth Shinobi World War. 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 ?). Zetsu has two voice actors: the black half is voiced by Michael Sorich and the white half is voiced by Brian Beacock.ch. 364 He also reveals having the Sharingan. Tobi takes Nagato's body to retrieve his Rinnegan. Tobi takes the name of Madara Uchiha (うちは マダラ Uchiha Madara?). 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. which allows him to use the Uchiha's techniques. 310 Taking Sasuke under his wing. and in the English Shippuden anime he is voiced by Travis Willingham. Tobi discloses the truth behind Itachi's secret life to him to have him on his side in destroying Konoha. from within its previous host. Minato Namikaze. Similarly. 501 After Pain's death. 317 In battle. Replacing his left Sharingan with a Rinnegan.ch.. 510.ch. After the Kage refuse to surrender to him.ch. 512 As Kishimoto originally planned Akatsuki to be a group of individuals with close to no human characteristics. . the two sides have their own personalities and knowledge bases. he decided to make Zetsu half black and half white to emphasize his split personality. 395 After Deidara dies in a bid to kill Sasuke Uchiha with him. to attack Konoha before the series' start resulting in the sacrifice from the Fourth Hokage. 289 Using the DNA of the First Hokage and chakra from the tailed beasts.
and Shikamaru burying his still-speaking remains in a place Akatsuki will never be able to reach. In the English version. allowing him to kill them by giving himself fatal injuries. He is a member of the Jashin(ジャシン?. which Kakuzu uses to remove the still-beating hearts of his opponents for his personal use while executing a jutsu called Jiongu (地怨虞?) to integrate their hearts into his body to cheat death and extend his life indefinitely. 313His religion's experimentations have led to the creation of his unique abilities. the Village Hidden in the Waterfalls. his first persona is voiced by Michael Yurchak and the Madara one by Nolan North. "evil god") religion. allowing him to reattach any bodypart. Hidan is no longer considered a member by the rest of Akatsuki. Kakuzu is easily finished off by Kakashi. back onto its owner. Because he is immortal. 342After being resurrected by Kabuto. In the Japanese anime. 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. instead finding pleasure in the pain it causes him.ch. However.ch. Their battle culminates in Hidan being blown up. 322 Kakuzu's body is composed of large amounts of black threads. Hidan's seiyū is Masaki Terasoma. Once this link is created.Kishimoto found him to be his favorite Akatsuki character at the time to draw. Kakuzu is motivated by greed and joins the Akatsuki to seek out valuablebounties. Hidan is not impaired while doing this. Tobi's seiyu is Wataru Takagi and since taking the name of Madara. his extreme temperament led Kakuzu to dislike having a partner and eventually killing whomever he is partnered with in a fit of rage. Pain . Hidan can create a voodoo doll-like link with his opponent. 339 As such. In the Japanese anime. any damage done to Hidan's body is reflected on his opponent.ch.ch. Kakuzu can store up to four spare hearts in animal masks that are sewn to his back. lit. foul-mouthed. his or another. Kakuzu Kakuzu (角都?) is the partner of Hidan and a former ninja of Takigakure. Hidan Hidan (飛段?) is the immortal. After Naruto Uzumaki leaves his final heart on the brink of failure. the Village Hidden in Boiling Water.ch. being paired up with the immortal Hidan as a result. The threads are also capable of piercing flesh. 353 In the Japanese version of the anime.Shikamaru Nara fights him to avenge his teacher. noting his mask to be easy to make. and sadomasochistic partner of Kakuzu and a former ninja of Yugakure. he is sent out to participate in the war until being sealed. 336 Kakuzu's hearts are systematically destroyed soon after his introduction by a group of Konohagakure ninja.ch. Kakuzu's seiyū is Takaya Hashi and in the English version he is voiced by Fred Tatasciore. 325 After Hidan uses this ability to kill Asuma Sarutobi. he is voiced by Naoya Uchida. he is voiced by Chris Edgerly and in Naruto Shippūden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 by Wally Wingert. In the English anime. and can quickly be recalled to his body if he needs a replacement heart.ch. The masks can be detached during combat situations to shoot elemental blasts at his opponents.
Preta. partnered to Konan and the principal figure in the tailed beast sealing ceremony thanks to his ability to manipulate souls. Human. The first Pain appearing in the series is actually Deva Pain. 449 Nagato is later resurrected by Kabuto and sent alongside Itachi to battle Naruto and Killer Bee. ch. 419 All but one of the bodies have orange hair and a number of body piercings that. Awakening his Rinnegan secretly provided by Madara. 378 The Paths of Pain are controlled by Nagato (長門?) who. while Nagato is voiced by Vic Mignogna. the leader of Akatsuki. Controlled by a single conscious mind.ch.The Six Paths of Pain.ch. like Konan. from a design standpoint. 373. was an Amegakure orphan trained by Jiraiya alongside Yahiko (弥彦?) before he became Deva Pain. Pain (ペイン Pein?) is one of the major antagonists of the Naruto series. and in the Shippuden anime he is voiced by Troy Baker. each of the six bodies are individually named after one of the six Buddhist paths of reincarnation. 378. Asura. Nagato came to the realization that peace could only be attained by teaching the world the pain caused by war. Nagato's desires peace for the world. he is voiced by Dave Wittenberg. Being a partner of Nagato. In his cameo appearance in episode 135 of the English adaptation. Because she .  Each also has a Rinnegan (輪廻 眼?. while Nagato's seiyū is Junpei Morita. the six Paths use the Rinnegan to share visual information and coordinate attacks. give Pain a "more dangerous" appearance and relate the pain of their installation to the character's name. In the Japanese anime. 509After Yahiko's death as a result of a trap by Hanzo years later. 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. prompting Nagato to sacrifice his life in order to revive the people he killed in Konoha. Deva. Naruto is able to renew Nagato's faith in his late master and in the possibility of peace. Konan Konan (小南?) is the only female ninja in Akatsuki. but after Itachi escapes Kabuto's control he is sealed by Itachi. lit.ch. To that end he adopted the name "Pain" to conquer Amegakure before killing Hanzo. As a result. "Saṃsāra Eye").Naraka. Kishimoto originally wanted her to have an obscene appearance showing more of her bust. becoming a "god" in the eyes of Amegakure's citizens. As such. the unique eye technique possessed by the Sage of the Six Paths. from left to right: Animal.ch. Pain's seiyū is Ken'yū Horiuchi. 369 All six bodies are eventually defeated by Naruto. one of six different bodies collectively known as The Six Paths of Pain (ペイン六道 Pein Rikudō?).
523 The second member is Karin (香燐?). Konan's seiyū is Atsuko Tanakaand in the English anime. 372 Later.who was used to create Orochimaru's cursed seals thanks to his enzymes that cause him to be mentally unstable.ch. her voice actor is Dorothy Elias-Fahn. and Karin is abandoned by Sasuke during the ensuing fight with Danzō Shimura. Zabuza and his followers fled the village and began working as mercenary . since paper will cling to itself and lose its stiffness. "Snake"). 510 In the Japanese anime. Decapitating Knife). form weapons for attack. Konan withdraws her position in Akatsuki and leaves the organization.ch. 373 Konan can divide her body into countless sheets of paper. or create wings that mirror her title. 403 After Sasuke's failed infiltration of the Kage Summit in the Land of Iron. 352. Taka Taka (鷹?. Prior to carrying out this intent. 348 The third and last member is the prisoner Jugo (重吾 Jūgo?) . she is confronted by Madara over the location of Nagato's Rinnegan eyes. When first formed it goes by the name "Hebi" (蛇?.ch.ch.serves under Pain. to avenge the latter's slaughter of the Uchiha clan. After a failed coup d'état wherein he tried to assassinate the Fourth Mizukage. who wishes to restore the Kirigakure's Seven Swordsmen by taking their swords. After Nagato's death. lit.ch. 482. Zabuza possesses a massive sword called Kubikiri Bōchō (首斬り包丁?. Itachi Uchiha. which is later claimed by Suigetsu Hozukiafter Zabuza's death.ch. 351 After Itachi's death and Sasuke's discovery that the Uchiha were wiped out under the orders of Konohagakure. Sasuke agrees to work with Akatsuki to help them capture the eight-tailed beast. While under Jiraiya. but is killed after being forced to reveal Nagato's resting place. "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. and sees Sasuke as the living legacy from his late friend Kimimaro.ch. While Konan's abilities are restricted when the paper is wet.ch. with its mission being to find and kill Sasuke's brother. a former assistant to Orochimaru who specializes in track specific individuals through chakra over long distances. Konan learned to take advantage of her natural talent with origami. she is referred to by villagers of Amegakure as "God's angel". using it as a key component in her battle style. a former test subject of Orochimaru able to turn his body to liquid form. which she controls and reshapes remotely to scout out an area. she is able to use this weakness to her advantage as she implements explosive tags into her paper clones. Taka splits as Jugo and Suigetsu are captured by the samurai of the Land of Iron. She fights him. a group of ninja that use particularly large swords in battle.ch. 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. Sasuke renames their group "Taka" and changes its mission to the destruction of Konoha.ch. 352 Its first recruited member is Suigetsu Hozuki (鬼灯 水月 Hōzuki Suigetsu?).
ch. with each of the members' unique abilities being utilized in this role. After wandering from place to place for a time he was found by Zabuza. 24 Haku is resurrected by Kabuto later in the series to fight in the Shinobi World War. Haku lived as an orphan. His father killed his mother when it was discovered that she possessed a genetic ability. As a result.ch. Zabuza can blind an opponent. by blanketing an area in mist. his contract is revoked. 524 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Mayumi Asano. During Part II.ch. is in assassinations. Hyōton (氷遁?. ch. 516. Mona Marshall voiced Haku as a child. Team 8. 354 Kiba Inuzuka .ch. His area of expertise. Because he takes too long to complete the task. and only by being useful does he find a purpose in life. 29 He ultimately gives his life in his mission to be useful to Zabuza. The members of Team 8 primarily concentrate on tracking. his seiyū is Unshō Ishizuka. Zabuza kills him first. though is mortally wounded and dies soon afterwards. 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. "Ice Release").ch. however.assassins. due to her pregnancy. Zabuza is skilled in water-based abilities.ch.ch. joins Naruto Uzumaki and Team 7 in their search for Sasuke Uchiha. 30 Like most Kirigakure ninja. a job he is never able to finish due to interference by Tazuna's bodyguard. lit. 21 Before he started working for Zabuza. and with his superb accuracy he can hit pressure points to put opponents in a death-like state. 30 Haku's genetic inheritance. and kill them without them ever noticing his presence. 516. He recognized Haku's talents and agreed to take him in as a tool. and Haku then killed him. becoming a human shield to protect his master from Kakashi Hatake's Lightning Blade. despite being a ninja and Zabuza's tool of battle. He commonly uses this ability to surround an enemy with ice mirrors that he can freely merge with and instantly move between. This reflects his pacifist nature. and his employer tries to have Zabuza killed. and his English voice actor is Susan Dalian. He then bombards them with needles. 26 His talents lead to him being hired by a criminal mastermind named Gato to kill a man named Tazuna. so much so that when Naruto Uzumaki first meets Haku he ends up mistaking him for a girl. and his English voice actor is Steven Blum. Haku dislikes fighting and does all that he can to subdue opponents without actually killing them. allows him to mix wind and water elements to create ice.ch. 32 The Kubikiri Bōchō served as Zabuza's gravemarker until it was taken by Suigetsu. locate them by the sounds they make. He has a heavily androgynous appearance.ch. Kakashi Hatake. Haku becomes unquestioningly protective of and loyal to Zabuza. Other characters Team 8 Team 8 is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Kurenai Yuhi. 524 In the Japanese anime. Haku Haku (白?) is Zabuza Momochi's right hand man and most faithful follower. except Kurenai.
and his English voice actor is Kyle Hebert. who voices Kiba. giving them a strong odor that can easily be tracked. By Part II of the Naruto storyline. he relies on Kiba to provide the chakra for the combination attacks they execute.ch.ch.ch. Akamaru Akamaru (赤丸?) is Kiba Inuzuka's ninja dog (忍犬 ninken?). Kiba usually modifies his own abilities at the start of a battle. Shino directs his bugs towards an opponent. Shino cares deeply for his teammates. he uses his heightened senses to Kiba's advantage. who is also theseiyū for Naruto Uzumaki. Akamaru's vocal effects are provided by Jamie Simone though Kyle Hebert provided the voice of Akamaru when it took Kiba's form. and constant companion. Akamaru fights with him in battle. Shino Aburame Shino Aburame (油女 シノ Aburame Shino?) is one of the members of Team 8 and is fascinated with insects. During a battle. best friend. the bugs do as he commands. Most apparent of his connection to dogs is the constant presence of his ninja dog (忍犬 ninken?). Kiba is fiercely loyal to Akamaru. 172 A deep connection with insects runs in Shino's family.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. 203 In the original Japanese anime. when Akamaru transforms into a clone of Kiba. Since Akamaru is naturally better equipped for combat. boxing them in without their knowledge and absorbing their chakra once they have been surrounded. his seiyū is Shinji Kawada. have caused other characters to label him as "creepy. 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." ch. Kiba carries Akamaru around on his head or inside his jacket. in regards to opponents as well as his attachment to insects. 238 In the Japanese anime. ch. 204 In exchange for Kiba's devotion. ch. Akamaru can urinate on them.ch. hearing. To help Kiba keep track of opponents. being acutely aware of their inner workings and always regretting when he is unable to help them. At the start of the series. and the ability to detect others' chakra levels.ch. but since Kiba spends so much time with Akamaru. Akamaru is voiced by Junko Takeuchi. Akamaru grows large enough for Kiba to ride atop his back. Shino's merciless tendencies. 75 He can also drastically increase his sense of smell. In battle. which requires Akamaru to transform into a clone of Kiba. 364 Kiba's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kōsuke Toriumi. and by the second half of the series he can use it to track things dogs cannot. Akamaru acts as a valuable tool for Kiba in hostile situations. and Kōsuke Toriumi. unwilling to abandon him and putting himself in harm's way for Akamaru's sake. His first voice actor in the . In the English adaptation of the anime. growing claws and traveling on all four limbs to increase his speed. he spends his free time capturing and studying insects and often uses them as analogies during conversation. In exchange for using Shino as a hive and feeding on his chakra. 70 Nevertheless. 282 With his heightened sense of smell. however. and helps to double-team opponents with volleys of physical attacks. he fails to notice this drastic difference. Akamaru.
Kurenai is closest with Hinata. and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn in all subsequent appearances. causing her difficulties whenever she is on a mission. though they both deny this.ch.ch. and her English voice actor is Stephanie Sheh. leaving her in the care of her teacher. both to overcome her own weaknesses and to prove her worth to her father. acting as a surrogate parent in the absence of Hinata's father and helping Hinata overcome her weaknesses. many other characters assume them to be a couple. 437 Her seiyū in the Japanese anime is Nana Mizuki. as the series progresses.ch. but in all following appearances. 78 Soon after her introduction. Hinata's inability to stand up for herself caused her father to disown her at a young age. Inspired by Naruto's confidence and determination. Kurenai Yuhi Kurenai Yuhi (夕日 紅 Yūhi Kurenai?) is the leader of Team 8.ch. 140 During Part II of the series. 238 Though Hinata's training has in large part been to prove herself. 78 Whenever Kurenai appears in the series. 77 In the anime. Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child. she goes out of her way to help him. 80 While Hinata is hesitant to openly admit her feelings for him.ch. Hinata begins training to become stronger.ch. who voiced Shino in episodes 23 and 24. and Ino Yamanaka were also on a team together. She is always reluctant to speak her mind or to do something that might antagonize another character. she was voiced by Saffron Henderson in episode three. making their relationship clear.ch. 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. 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. she is usually accompanied by Asuma Sarutobi. Kurenai Yuhi. Hinata finally admits her feelings to Naruto while protecting him from Pain. Shikamaru Nara. he has been voiced by Derek Stephen Prince. In the English adaptation of the anime.ch. Of all her students. Her efforts begin to prove successful towards the end of Part I. The fathers of the three team members Choji Akimichi. During Part II. as her father takes a greater interest in her training. most characters are aware of her feelings.  Team 10 Team 10 is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Asuma Sarutobi. her seiyū is Rumi Ochiai.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. Because of this. and both .ch.English anime wasSam Riegel. 342 In battle she specializes in casting illusions. and is shown to be particularly skilled with illusions involving plants. Hinata becomes infatuated with Naruto to the extent that she immediately blushes or faints upon seeing him. she also trains to try and win the attention of the series protagonist Naruto Uzumaki. However. 141 In the Japanese anime.
190 In battle. has never been able to defeat Shikamaru at games such as shogi or go. 55 Shikamaru Nara has never found an issue with Choji's weight. hoping to be more useful to her friends and teammates as an able medical ninja. In terms of combat abilities. 331 Choji Akimichi Choji Akimichi (秋道 チョウジ Akimichi Chōji?) is a member of Team 10 who is typified by his deep love for food to the extent that he always has a snack with him during the series. 73 In the anime. when Sakura begins to excel in healing techniques.ch. instead using explanations like being "big-boned". Ino becomes her surrogate apprentice. Creator Kishimoto has noted that he "likes" Shikamaru due to his easygoing nature despite being a genius. helping her to develop her own identity.ch. If someone refers to him as fat.ch. When they discovered that they both liked Sasuke Uchiha. Team 10's leader. Shikamaru Nara Main article: Shikamaru Nara Shikamaru Nara (奈良 シカマル Nara Shikamaru?) is one of the members of Team 10.ch.ch. but still maintain a competitive attitude towards each other. Asuma is slain in an encounter with members of Akatsuki. Sakura ended their friendship so they could properly compete for his affection.ch.generations refer to their team using the moniker "Ino-Shika-Cho". Ino . Ino Yamanaka Ino Yamanaka (山中 いの Yamanaka Ino?) is the only female member of Team 10. However. 107 Shikamaru is a longtime friend of Choji Akimichi. Choji insists he is not fat.ch. 137 During Part II. His English voice actor is Tom Gibis. 190 In battle. Choji instantly becomes hostile and increases his resolve to battle. Choji can increase the size of his body to improve the amount of damage his strikes deal upon impact. Though his habit of always eating gives him a relatively large appearance. and he can devise complex strategies even in the heat of battle.ch. and Kakashi Hatakebriefly assumes leadership of the team to hunt down those responsible for Asuma's death. and contrasted him against Sasuke Uchiha's intelligent but abrasive personality. Because of this. and by extending it into another person's shadow he can force the target to mimic his movements. Shikamaru's intelligence is such that Asuma Sarutobi. Choji regards him as his best friend. 107 In the Japanese anime. Shikamaru can manipulate his shadow. stating he would willingly give his life to defend Shikamaru. as he chooses to look upon Choji as a person rather than only considering his large girth. Shikamaru's seiyū is Showtaro Morikubo. his fellow Team 10 member. instead choosing to look upon Choji's inner strength. his laziness frequently prevents him from effectively utilizing his intelligence.ch.ch. 71 The two eventually make amends and rekindle their friendship. 189 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kentaro Ito and his English voice actor is Robbie Rist. She is a childhood friend of Sakura Haruno. although Nobutoshi Canna acted as a stand-in for Morikubo in episode 141.
Neji openly hates the main house because of this. and resolves to get strong enough to never lose a battle. Both deny this and promptly try to change the subject whenever it is brought up. Despite his natural talent. Ino transfers her consciousness to her target's mind. 197 He also tries to remedy the estranged relations between himself and the members of the main house. The members of Team Guy primarily concentrate on physical attacks and weapons. however. ch. and the two often play shogi or go together.ch.ch. 38After being defeated in battle by Naruto Uzumaki. her seiyū is Ryōka Yuzuki. ch. and briefly left Konohagakure in protest. 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. 314 Asuma is usually seen smoking a cigarette. In Part II. leading many characters to assume the two are a couple. readily attacking its members verbally or physically when given the chance. The two had not completely reconciled by the time of Hiruzen's death. Team Guy Team Guy is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Might Guy.  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. They are a year older than the other members of Konohagakure's teams. Neji believes in a fatalistic philosophy: that one's destiny is inescapable and that a weak person will always be weak.ch. He had a falling out with his father when he was younger. resulting in his training with the leader of the main house at the end of Part I. such as when his father died. Asuma can extend the blades' length and easily pierce through rock.ch. and he uses them to defeat Hidan and avenge Asuma. Team Guy joins Team 7 in attempting to save Gaara from the criminal organization. and her voice actor is Colleen O'Shaughnessey in the English adaptation. 321 Among all his students.ch.ch. but will temporarily drop the habit when something is bothering him. 140 During Part II of the series.ch. He abandons the idea of a predetermined fate. 317 After Asuma is killed by Hidan.specializes in mind-altering techniques. 332 Asuma's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Jūrōta Kosugi. Asuma shares a particularly close relationship with Shikamaru Nara. 107 Asuma frequently appears alongside Kurenai Yuhi. as Guy wanted to wait a year before they could take the test to advance in ninja rank and become Chunin. At this point in the series. making their relationship clear. When infused with his wind-based chakra. 101 At the start of the series.ch. Akatsuki. Asuma wields trench knives that can be infused with chakra. Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child. and he is voiced by Doug Erholtz in the English adaptation. 55 In the Japanese anime. a member of the criminal organization Akatsuki. 238 . Neji's membership in one of the clan's lower houses leaves him ineligible to learn the clan's most secret techniques. a character that has proven his "destiny" wrong by getting stronger.ch. 342 In battle. these knuckles fall into Shikamaru's possession. gaining control over their body which she can then use to attack others. To use these techniques. Neji has a change of heart.ch.
even forbidden. 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. can pose a severe risk to Lee's body. In the English adaptations. and his voice actor is Brian Donovan in English. Though never actually trained in the form. and longs to prove that a female ninja can be just as skilled as a male ninja. and she holds him in high regard since he can always block her attacks. 197 In the Japanese anime. 84 Guy has taught him a number of powerful. the battle's start and her eventual defeat are the only portions shown. In the ninja academy. Neji has been able to replicate it and its most powerful attacks through simple observation.ch. his seiyū is Kōichi Tōchika. such as his wardrobe and his perseverance. Might Guy . ranging from projectiles to close-combat weapons and even explosives by the second part of the series. but his persistence impressed Guy.ch. he always utilizes honorifics such as "san" and "kun". 101 As the series progresses. Rock Lee was unable to use ninjutsu or genjutsu techniques. Neji refines these abilities into more powerful counterparts. an eye technique that by default gives the owner a near-360-degree field of vision within a fifty meter radius. such that her only fight in Part I of the manga is almost entirely skipped. and her English voice actor is Danielle Judovits. Tenten receives the least amount of screen time. Lee has adopted several of Guy's habits because of this. Neji constantly trains to overcome a small blindspot and to increase the Byakugan's range of sight.ch. Because some of these techniques. 52 In the Japanese anime and manga.ch. with which he can directly attack an opponent's internal systems. his seiyū is Yoichi Masukawa. 98 Her Japanese seiyū is Yukari Tamura. Tenten uses this expertise to help Neji Hyuga train his defensive techniques. Of all the Naruto protagonists. and when he is featured as a child. ch. he never uses contractions. In battle. His voice in the English anime is provided bySteve Staley.ch. In the Japanese anime. Guy spends much of his free time training with Lee to help him accomplish his dream of becoming a respected ninja by using onlytaijutsu. he is voiced by Keiko Nemoto. when first introduced he is highly proficient with the Gentle Fist style of combat. either to increase their potency or to fix an inherent flaw. Tenten Tenten (テンテン?) is the only female member of Team Guy. During a fight she uses the hundreds of weapons kept stored in scrolls she carries with her to bombard opponents with pinpoint accuracy.Neji displays his title as a prodigy of the Hyuga throughout the series. and Wendee Lee provides his child voice. One such example is his Byakugan. Tenten specializes in weaponry. techniques. such as the ability to open the eight chakra gates. 73Despite her lack of appearances. series creator Masashi Kishimoto favors her design more than those of any of the other female characters he has created. he is only permitted to use them to protect something or someone dear to him.
65 In the Japanese anime. Guy specializes in physical attacks. With his unique Mokuton abilities. preferring nonviolent discussions to his advisers' more militaristic suggestions.ch. the Third Hokage (三代目火影 Sandaime Hokage?). during an invasion of Konohagakure. When not teaching Lee a new ability."Maito Gai" redirects here. Lee has also adopted many of Guy's mannerisms. and his English voice actor is Skip Stellrecht.He in turn was followed by one of his students. Throughout the series. 1 The Third is the Hokage at the beginning of the series. succeeds him as the Fifth Hokage. 489 Hiruzen Sarutobi Hiruzen Sarutobi (猿飛 ヒルゼン Sarutobi Hiruzen?). but he is slain in battle by his former student. 180 Series creator Masashi Kishimoto likens Guy's passionate personality to that of a physical education teacher he had in junior high school. his seiyū is Masashi Ebara. After a long rule. Might Guy (マイト・ガイ Maito Gai?) is the leader of Team Guy. which he constantly tries to teach to Lee. there have been five Hokage. 172 Danzo follows Tsunade becoming the unofficial Sixth Hokage after she enters a coma as a consequence of defending the village from Pain. see Akira Kobayashi. Guy is usually found in competition with his self-proclaimed rival. which only further motivates Guy to defeat Kakashi and his "coolness". the Third abdicated in favor of Minato Namikaze. Tsunade. has been the longest-ruling Hokage. Hokage The Hokage (火影?. The First was succeeded by his younger brother.ch. who took the position of Fourth Hokage. Rock Lee. For the Japanese actor nicknamed "Maito Gai".ch. "Fire Shadow") is the leader of Konohagakure. Kakashi has never displayed a particular interest in their rivalry. who founded the village along with Madara Uchiha. While Lee is forced to concentrate on physical attacks due to his inability to use other types of techniques. In battle. Because of Guy's dedication to him. Tobirama Senju (千手扉間 Senju Tobirama?). Lee has modeled himself in his master's image. Guy deliberately chooses not to use techniques other than physical attacks.ch. Tsunade continues after her coma lifts. having served two separate terms. which involves setting tough self-imposed penalties for failure in the belief that the punishment will make him stronger. He is a peace-loving leader. and dedicates most of his time to only one of his students. who became the Third Hokage. he created the trees that act as the foundation for Konohagakure. ch. he acts as a source . Orochimaru. 137 Another of his students. mimicking Guy's distinctive green jumpsuit and shiny bowl haircut. Hiruzen Sarutobi. but notes that the teacher was not a model for Guy's character. When Danzo dies. including his "My Rules" philosophy. lit. who are honored by the village by having sculptures of their faces carved into the rock formation overlooking Konohagakure. Throughout the series. Over the course of the series. but reclaimed his position after the Fourth gave his life to save the village from Kurama.ch. who became the Second Hokage (二代目火影 Nidaime Hokage?). the nine-tailed fox. Kakashi Hatake. The First Hokage (初代火影 Shodai Hokage?) was Hashirama Senju (千 手柱間 Senju Hashirama?). and his method of rule became a model for all subsequent Hokage.
She will fulfill her role to address matters important to the village. 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 developed a jutsu that was in essence a teleportation jutsu. Hiruzen fights him to repent for never prosecuting Orochimaru as he should have. Despite her connections to past Hokage. he still manages to rob Orochimaru of his ability to use jutsu (by "sealing" his arms). as he purportedly knew every jutsu in Konohagakure. bringing an end to the invasion and thus allowing Hiruzen to die happily. 137 In the Japanese anime. hoping it would help Naruto to become strong on his own. instead leaving them for her assistants.ch. into Naruto's body. so many characters in the series refer to her with the Japanese honorific "hime" (princess). the nine-tailed fox.ch. saving Konoha from destruction and giving Naruto access to its great strength. 169 Despite the importance of her position. not as the host of Kurama. allowing him to wipe out whole armies in the blink of an eye.ch.ch. His seiyu is Toshiyuki Morikawa and his English voice actor isTony Oliver. and from the start. Minato Namikaze Minato Namikaze (波風 ミナト Namikaze Minato?). is one of the few characters to treat Naruto Uzumaki as a person. 2 Kishimoto has expressed desire to make a spin-off series with Minato as the protagonist. 172 As a result. Orochimaru.ch. is the father of Naruto Uzumaki and spouse to Kushina Uzumaki. who consistently overcomes any obstacle in his own dreams of being Hokage. Although Naruto and Minato are noted to have a number of similar traits throughout the series. he gave his life to seal Kurama. but much younger. and throughout Part II leads . Tsunade hates the position when she is first introduced. his seiyū is Hidekatsu Shibata. thus earning him the title of "Konoha's Yellow Flash" (木ノ葉の黄色い閃光 Konoha no Kiiroi Senkō?). 2 In his youth Hiruzen was known as "The Professor" (プロフェッサー Purofessā?). 240 Before the start of the series. the Fourth Hokage (四代目火影 Yondaime Hokage?). such that enemy villages issued flee-on-sight orders if ever he appeared on a battlefield. and Hiruzen could never bring himself to recognize Orochimaru's evil qualities.ch.ch.of wisdom to younger generations. She regains her faith in both after meeting Naruto Uzumaki. 121 When he is unable to win. and his English voice actor is Steve Kramer. as well as her former teammates Jiraiya and Orochimaru. 367 He was the student of Jiraiya and the teacher of Kakashi Hatake. Orochimaru had always been his favorite student. is a former student of the Third Hokage. ch. When Orochimaru invades Konoha years later. Minato was a prodigy among ninja. It is later revealed during Naruto's battle with Pain that he is Naruto's biological father and that he never told anyone. she lost faith in the title and the concept of dreams. After her brother and boyfriend Dan died in pursuit of their dreams to become Hokage. Tsunade Tsunade (綱手?). Tsunade tends to avoid her everyday duties.ch. 170 She is also the granddaughter of the First Hokage and grandniece of the second Hokage. He was also the teacher of Jiraiya. their familial relationship is not revealed until Part II of the series. and Tsunade.
The right half of his body is covered in bandages to hide a damaged Sharingan eye transplanted from the body of Shisui Uchiha. and Temari as they appear at the end of Part I . However. Danzo has been at odds with Tsunade and acts on his agenda of killing off Sasuke in secret. Tsunade is a talented medical ninja. Sand Siblings Kankuro. He was once considered for the position of Third Hokage. and her English voice actor is Debi Mae West. but that title was given to Hiruzen Sarutobi whom he served as an adviser. 285 Since then he has been using The Foundation. she appears to have superhuman strength that allows her to reduce buildings to rubble. 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?).ch. the latter in order to restore Shisui's eye. Danzo Shimura Danzo Shimura (志村 ダンゾウ Shimura Danzō?) is one of the oldest villagers in Konohagakure. Gaara. 149 Despite her odd personality. Tsunade's seiyū is Masako Katsuki. ch. ch. a war hawk who believes that all of the former Hokage have placed peace above the village's best interests. Her age is similar to that of her former teammates Jiraiya and Orochimaru. 169 In the Japanese anime. using it greatly shortens her overall lifespan.Konoha in combatingAkatsuki.ch. 238Tsunade is a compulsive gambler with terrible luck. 285 But after Konohagakure is destroyed and Tsunade is left in a coma. 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. as well as the vast amount of Sharingan eyes grafted to his arm. but she constantly assumes the appearance of a twenty-year-old woman with large breasts. his own personal black ops team. Danzo is forced into fighting Sasuke.ch.ch. and can heal injuries that most others would consider incurable. she perceives it as a bad omen. On the rare occasions that she hits a winning streak. 481 In the Japanese anime he is voiced by Hiroshi Ito and in the English version he is voiced by William Frederick Knight. while at the Kage conference. 298 Throughout Part II. He dies shortly after Sasuke mortally wounds him. making her all but invincible in battle. using his new found power to have the ninja track down both Sasuke and Kabuto. However. Her healing abilities are such that she has devised a method of Mitotic regeneration for herself.ch. He was one of the elders who orchestrated the Uchiha Clan's demise.
Sasori. and his English voice actor is Liam O'Brien. 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?). with a similar background yet a highly divergent personality. as a result. inside him. they later return as allies of Konohagakure.ch. once Gaara begins to reveal his dreams and motivations to Kankuro. After one of his few remaining relatives tried to kill him. 59 They come to Konohagakure to participate in the biannual ninja exams. Crow). Gaara was tormented by his fellow villagers for being the host of a tailed beast. a powerful and dangerous tailed beast. and his English voice actor is Michael Lindsay. The puppets are all destroyed by their original creator. and he succeeds his deceased father as Sunagakure's Kazekage during Part II. Crow is used for offensive purposes. and Sanshōuo (山椒魚?. 36 In Part II. Kankuro becomes very protective of Gaara. Kankuro Kankuro (カンクロウ Kankurō?) is the second oldest of the three siblings. the leader of the village.ch. Black Ant traps opponents in its body to make them easier targets. Gaara developed a sadistic and withdrawn personality. as well as to symbolize their new friendship with Konohagakure. Kishimoto changed their costumes for their return due to the difficulty in drawing their original attire. in which she begins acting as a liaison between Sunagakure and Konohagakure to help the two . 131 His battle with Naruto during the invasion of Konoha changes this mentality. For the first half of the series. his seiyū is Yasuyuki Kase. as she questions Sunagakure's justifications for going to war withKonohagakure. Temari values peace. 95 This trait carries over to Part II. Similar to Naruto. Kuroari (黒蟻?. he readily risks his life to save him.  In the Japanese anime.ch. and serve as antagonists in the subsequent invasion of Konohagakure. he becomes more willing to help others as the purpose for his existence. Before Gaara was even born. in Part II.The Sand Siblings are ninja from the village of Sunagakure and the children of the Fourth Kazekage. lit. Temari Temari (テマリ?) is the oldest of the three siblings. he lashes out at anyone who speaks poorly of Gaara and when Gaara is kidnapped. 249 Kankuro is a talented puppeteer.  Gaara Main article: Gaara Gaara (我愛羅?) is the youngest of the three siblings. he is frequently at odds with Gaara. and Salamander protects Kankuro and his allies from enemy attacks. Black Ant). aiding him in his attempts to retrieve Sasuke Uchiha fromOrochimaru. Due to their interactions with Naruto Uzumaki. Kankuro is later seen using Sasori's body as his new puppet. He was created by Kishimoto as a foil to Naruto Uzumaki. lit.ch. though he tends to hold his tongue for fear of being killed. lit. killing others to affirm the value of his existence. Salamander).ch. Unlike her more combat-loving brothers. and has thus far been shown to have three puppets in his arsenal: Karasu (烏?. 249 Gaara's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Akira Ishida.ch.
and her English voice actor is Tara Platt. which was sealed into Naruto Uzumaki. that he will only become Hokage after Naruto has been Hokage first. 2Konohamaru's design caused great difficulties for Masashi Kishimoto. yet all of his attempts resulted in a mere recreation of Naruto. is the grandson of the Third Hokage. named after Konohagakure.villages work together. Kishimoto has commented that out of all the master-pupil relationships he has created in the Naruto series. and by Akiko Koike as a stand-in. He looks to Naruto Uzumaki as a mentor in this quest. He strives to replace his grandfather as Hokage so the villagers of Konohagakure will recognize him by name. the bond between Naruto and Jiraiya is his favorite. 2:26 He is voiced in the Japanese anime by Ikue Ōtani. he intended for Konohamaru to look like a "punk" smaller than Naruto. not as the Hokage's grandson. and signature jutsu such as the Rasengan and a variety of other techniques. emulating his work ethic.vol. He bears no ill will towards Naruto. a school for prospective ninja. Tsunade and Orochimaru.ch. As she is skilled at deducing an opponent's strategies and weaknesses soon after a battle begins. noting that it makes drawing them "worthwhile".ch. 107 Temari's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Romi Paku. 2:126 When Iruka was a child. Colleen O'Shaughnessey is his English voice actor. and his English voice actor is Quinton Flynn. determination. vol. Temari wields a giant iron fan that can create powerful gusts of wind capable of leveling the surrounding landscape. and was instantly happy with the design. He eventually gave Konohamaru small. 12. hisseiyū is Toshihiko Seki. Jiraiya was under the tutelage of the Third Hokage.vol. angry-looking eyes. however. the nine-tailed fox. Although still . In battle. his parents were killed by Kurama. Konohamaru insists. Jiraiya Main article: Jiraiya (Naruto) Jiraiya (自来也?) is a Konohagakure ninja and one of Naruto's teachers. along with his teammates. 1 In the Japanese anime.ch. she typically uses her winds to remove parts of the battlefield that might be advantageous to the enemy. As a child. Masashi Kishimoto's initial design of Iruka featured "evil" eyes and sharper cheekbones. Konohamaru Sarutobi Konohamaru Sarutobi (猿飛 木ノ葉丸 Sarutobi Konohamaru?). 170 Jiraiya is known throughout the Naruto world as the "Toad Sage" (蝦蟇仙人 Gama Sennin?) due to his toad-related jutsu. ch. and Iruka in turn has great faith in Naruto's potential to be a great ninja. but this was abandoned in favor of a more relaxed appearance. 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. Naruto thinks of Iruka as a father-figure because of this. Other Iruka Umino Iruka Umino (うみの イルカ Umino Iruka?) is a Konohagakure ninja and instructor at the Ninja Academy.
In Part II of the series. he often says what he actually thinks of a person. Chiyo Chiyo (チヨ?) is an adviser to Sunagakure who is introduced at the start of Part II. and his English voice actor is David Lodge. 282 In the Japanese anime.affiliated with Konohagakure. only to have many of her efforts nullified by the work ofTsunade.ch. ch. Sai Sai (サイ?) is a ninja who joins Team 7 in Part II. and he proudly describes himself as a "super pervert". he takes Naruto as his student. and returns him to Konohagakure in Part II as he begins to keep tabs on the movements of the criminal organization Akatsuki. 280 In later chapters. Chiyo gives up her life to revive Gaara. Gaara also dies before they can rescue him. Sasori. 375 Touched by the genuine bond formed between Sunagakure and Konoha. resulting with him choosing names such as "fatso" and "ugly".ch. 245 In the Japanese anime. he spends much of his time traveling. is able to confront and kill her grandson Sasori. Despite their efforts. After spending time with Naruto Uzumaki. hoping that the relationship of peace might be continued. She is a skilled puppeteer and taught her grandson. as she identifies details that Tsunade tends to overlook. which has since become his primary role in the series. Chiyo. authoring a series of best-selling adult romance novels. Sai has been trained to not possess or desire any type of emotion or camaraderie. and her English voice actor is Megan Hollingshead. He eventually learns . Kishimoto was careful in his design to make him stand out. Jiraiya is voiced by Hōchū Ōtsuka. the leader of Sunagakure. Shizune's concern for details causes her to question Tsunade's judgment. and in the English version her voice actor is Barbara Goodson. her seiyū is Ikuko Tani. her seiyū is Keiko Nemoto.ch. 166 Shizune is one of the few characters that Tsunade trusts with absolute certainty. After the alliance catches up with the kidnappers. Replacing Sasuke in the team. She is mistrustful of other ninja villages. Jiraiya's personality is openly lecherous.ch. During the various ninja wars. Despite her medicinal affinity. She left Konohagakure with Tsunade after the death of her uncle. with the help of Sakura Haruno. everything she knew. in Part II. Shizune Shizune (シズネ?) is a Konohagakure ninja introduced in the series as Tsunade's assistant. however. however. When Deidara defeats and kidnaps Gaara. Having been a member of The Foundationsince he was a child. Chiyo joins a group of Konohagakure ninja in rescuing him. making treaties as a formality and quietly strengthening Sunagakure's military might simultaneously. 91 During Part I. creating interference with Tsunade's plans and temporarily straining the relationship between the two.ch. In the Japanese anime. he begins to crave bonds with other people. she used her knowledge of poisons to aid Sunagakure. Tsunade taught her medical techniques. 303 Sai's attempts to form bonds involve giving pet names to others.ch. including using concealed poisoned needles or emitting toxic gas from her mouth. many of the attacks she uses in the series are poison-based. Chiyo is brought back through Impure World Resurrection to fight against the combined Shinobi army. and over the years.
283 Sai's seiyū is Satoshi Hino in the Naruto: Shippūden anime. When using Mokuton techniques. It also allows him to suppress a tailed beast's influence over its host.ch. the current Raikage of Kumogakure.ch. 285 After Kakashi's return. 541 When Akatsuki attacks him.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. 411 The host of the ushi-oni-like eight-tailed beast. Yamato's seiyū is Rikiya Koyama. as a single swipe of one of its tails can raise tsunamis and flatten mountains. 419. the other being series protagonist Naruto Uzumaki.ch. who is often called the Nine-Tails (九尾の妖狐 Kyūbi no Yōko?. and his English voice actor is Benjamin Diskin. but rather a codename assigned to him for the purposes of joining Team 7. 537 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Hisao Egawa. Orochimaru was forced to flee Konohagakure before he could complete his testing. who places his teammates before the mission. 411 Killer Bee is the adoptive brother of A (エー Ē?). 312 When not making an attempt to bond with others. for instance. Yamato will leave them behind if they become a hindrance.ch. Nine-Tailed Demon Fox) is the most powerful of the tailed beasts. 298 During his childhood. the nine-tailed fox within him. Yamato was abducted by Orochimaru and experimented upon in an attempt to replicate the First Hokage's unique abilities. and as such is expected to be the guardian of the village. Naruto Uzumaki. gets out of control.from his mistakes and attempts the opposite approach. twelve years before the series' . 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. and thus never knew that Yamato had successfully obtained the First's Mokuton techniques. ch. and in the English version he is voiced by Troy Baker. "Yamato" is not his real name. Sai spends his time painting and drawing. Killer Bee Killer Bee (キラービー Kirābī?) is a ninja from the village of Kumogakure.ch. who gave his life to seal the fox into his son. This is the primary reason he is assigned to Team 7. and has produced thousands of works. he stays on the team in an additional leadership position. Kurama is responsible for attacking Konohagakure before being stopped by the Fourth Hokage. calling Ino Yamanaka "pretty lady". lit. Yamato Yamato (ヤマト?) is introduced during Part II of the series as a temporary replacement for Kakashi Hatake as the leader of Team 7. He is introduced during Part II as one of the two hosts that have yet to be captured by the criminal organizationAkatsuki. 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. citing that as ninja they should be able to look after themselves. 317 Unlike Kakashi. In battle he uses its great strength to increase the lethality of his professional wrestling-styled attacks. and his English voice actor is Reno Wilson. Kurama Kurama (九喇嘛?).ch. Yamato can form anything out of wood at will.ch.ch. as he can stop Naruto Uzumaki if Kurama. Killer Bee has complete control over the beast sealed within him.ch. 291 In the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
M. and other media.ch. The visual appearances of the characters in the anime and manga have also received notice from reviewers. Anime Reviews disagreed. provoking his rage and thus allowing its violent personality to influence and consume him. and praised the "deeply moving emotional trials" they undergo over the course of the series.start. Anime News Network praised the characters' "distinctive clothing. Anime Reviews offered a more positive view. As the seal is to be broken if Naruto uses all of Kurama's chakra. hair. The anime and manga magazine Neo described Naruto's character as "irksome". and celebrated how the characters allowed the series to successfully incorporate comedy. and noted that several of the characters were not likable. Apparel such as clothing.H. backpacks. after a couple isolated incidents of falling under its influence during heated battles. Many characters are also featured on posters. key chains. making it difficult to think about the characters on "any deep or meaningful level". but lamented the characters' personalities tended to fall between Naruto's "charisma and coolness" and Sasuke's "blandness". and believed the primary focus of the series was on the fighting. wallpapers. 291 Naruto eventually takes control of the fox's chakra with help from his mother Kushina Uzumaki. Reception The characters of Naruto have received both praise and criticism from publications dedicated to anime. have been released.E. but attributed the series' "almost sickening addictiveness" to its level of characterization.  T. 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. faces and personalities" that . Kurama's former possessor. commenting that Naruto Uzumaki combined the finer values of his shōnen predecessors. and drama together in a believable manner.E. 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. dismissing the characters as echoes of stereotypicalshōnen characters. Kurama tries to gain control over Naruto. Anime Boredom agreed with this assessment. and other accessories. and in the English adaptation. Active Anime lauded the characters for not being "simple cardboard cut-out characters" due to their "fleshed out personalities" and "underlying dramatic motivations". 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.ch. 1 Throughout the series. action. ch. A second review from T. Other merchandise includes action figures. plush dolls of characters' Part I and Part II appearances. its seiyū is Tesshō Genda. Peter. and trading cards from the Naruto Collectible Card Game.M. as well as full costumes used for cosplay. and figurines—many of which are limited editions produced in small quantities. Merchandise Several types of merchandise have been produced based on the likeness of the characters in the Naruto series.H.ch. manga. extolling the characters as "well rounded" and "imaginative". 95 At the same time. it is voiced by Paul St.
Naruto". noting that he had no redeeming qualities.H. "THEM Anime Reviews 4. 531 while Deidara ranked 6th in the latest poll. Mania. 141 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Carl (November 2. p. T. October 17.M. 4. 5. 112-114 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. 139 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. ISBN 1-4215- 1407-9. ^ a b Rich.0 .E. Christina. Masashi (2007). they produced "artistic renderings that leave little to be desired on the part of fans of the manga". "Mania. Mania Entertainment has called Orochimaru the "first real villain". Several of the antagonists have been very popular within Naruto reader base.Review". 2008.E. 2002. T. Studio Pierrot. ^ a b Kimlinger. versus Zabuza Momochi. as well as Kishimoto's "clear eye for geography. p. Retrieved 2010-04-03. 531 Footnotes 1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes?".com >> Disc Reviews >> Naruto Box Set 04 (also w/special edition)".M. "THEM Anime Reviews 4.E. T. 2006).H. 13. September 17. Viz Media. Anime Reviews. ^ Kishimoto. movement and the human form" and "impeccable visual timing".Naruto . 2008. 2.M. Retrieved March 27. 2007). ^ a b c Tucker. Naruto. 3. Anime News Network. Although a large number of antagonists appear in the series. 118 ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "宿敵!?サスケとサクラ". 11.H.M. T.ch. ^ a b c d Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Anime Reviews. Naruto. 8. 10. Itachi Uchiha. the villain of the previous arc. 14. but ultimately concluded the animation was "a mixed bag". Studio Pierrot.H. 9. ^ a b c Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. "Naruto GN 8-10 . 142 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto.made them easily identifiable.E.0 . Anime Reviews admitted in their second review that when the animators were at their best.com. 6. 2005. Retrieved 2010-04-03. p.ch. Justin (August 7. has continually ranked high in the official Weekly Shōnen Jump popularity poll of the series. p.Second Opinion". 122. TV Tokyo. p. . Retrieved March 27. Derrick. 140 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. reaching as high as 5th position. Anime Reviews described Kishimoto as "an average artist at best" and derided the poor transition of his artistic style into animation. p. Cartoon Network. Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Despite this. 138 ^ a b c d Ross. 12. 7. p. since his debut in the manga. pp.
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