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

170 His desire to obtain immortality led him to conduct experiments on other Konohagakure ninja. After attacking fellow Akatsuki member Itachi Uchiha. Jiraiya and Tsunade. including the criminal organization Akatsuki. 66 Kabuto began acting as a spy for numerous countries and organizations. and the corresponding English voice actor is Steven Blum. particularly Sasuke Uchiha. 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. who defeats him.ch. is one of his driving motivations throughout the series. 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. who took Kabuto and raised him as a son. 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. 238 Because of his different host bodies and the disguises he assumes.ch. and his role as a villain is gradually escalated as the series progresses. Orochimaru is a former ninja of Konohagakure and a student of the Third Hokage. Otogakure. his most common seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kujira. He is soon revealed to be a spy and Orochimaru's foremost servant. consisting of multiple assorted lairs located within the Land of Sound and outside it. which ordered him to enter the service of Orochimaru.[15] In the series. in the hopes of destroying his former home. The village is not contiguous.ch. and his desire for a new host. and he eventually fled the village and joined the criminal organization Akatsuki. As a child. "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. a panoply of voice actors are utilized for Orochimaru. To emphasize his role as a villain. Kishimoto worked towards making him appear "pasty and sickly" as part of his theme of distinguishing villains from the protagonists.Antagonists Otogakure See also: World of Naruto Otogakure (音隠れの里 Otogakure no Sato?. lit. 69 His immortality technique involves transferring his consciousness between different host bodies. he was found on a battlefield by a medical officer from Konohagakure. 164 In Part II Kabuto integrates . for instance.[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. During his time in the village. he participates in the bi-annual ninja exams as a villager of Konohagakure so as to gather information on his fellow participants.ch. he leaves Akatsuki and establishes his own ninja village.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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218–226) 兄と弟. December 4. and Kakashi vs. (ch. (in Japanese). 350–359) 動き出す者たち. February 3... and On the Move. July 1. (in Japanese). (in English). ISBN 978-4-08-874002-7. ISBN 978-1-4215-1862-6. 245–254) ナルトの帰郷!!. (ch. 2008.!!. 272–281) 託された想い!!. 2007. 300–309) 再会の時. 2008. (ch.. (ch. (in English). ISBN 978-4-08-873849-9. ISBN 978-4-08-874432-2. 209–217) ピンチ·ピンチ·ピンチ!!. 2005. December 4. (in Japanese). December 16. 2007. December 26. 2009. and The Reunion. (in English). (in English). ISBN 978-1-4215-2001-8. (in Japanese). Itachi!!. 2009. 25. (in Japanese). 360–369) 究極芸術!!. 2007. and Unorthodox. and The Secret Mission. 2004. March 4. 34.24. (in Japanese). 281–289) サスケへの道!!. ISBN 4-08-873660-0. and Puppet Masters. 37. ISBN 978-1-4215-1944-9. 310–319) 新たなる二人組!!. August 4.. and Brothers. 2006. 40. (in Japanese). (in English). 290–299) 極秘任務. (in Japanese). (in English). November 2. and The Search for Sasuke. February 3. (ch. 39. (in English). ISBN 978-4-08-874397-4. 254–262) カカシ VS イタチ!!. ISBN 978-1-4215-1860-2. November 6. (in English).. 2005. (in English). ISBN 978-4-08-874364-6. (ch. ISBN 978-4-08-873881-9. November 4. and Cell Number 10. and Practice Makes Perfect. 2008. and Shikamaru's Battle. February 3. 2006. December 27. 2007. September 2. December 3. 340–349) 修業の成果. (in Japanese). (in English). ISBN 978-4-08-874138-3. ISBN 4-08-873770-6. June 4. 31. June 3. (ch. (ch. ISBN 4-08-873791-1. (in Japanese). 2007.. 30. ISBN 978-4-08-874108-6. 35.!!. and Departure. ISBN 978-4-08-874288-5. ISBN 978-1-4215-2175-6. 2007. 2007. and The Ultimate Art. April 4. 29. February 4. February 3. (ch. (in English). 2005. 2006. (ch. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-4-08-874039-3. ISBN 978-1-4215-1861-9. ISBN 978-1-4215-2841-0. 2009. and Awakening. (in Japanese). 263–271) チヨバアとサクラ. ISBN 978-1-4215-2172-5. (ch. ISBN 978-4-08-874338-7. ISBN 4-08-873679-2. 2007. (ch. June 2. ISBN 978-1-4215-2174-9. (ch. 2006. 2009. 28. 2009. April 4. ISBN 978-1-4215-2173-2. (ch. 2008. . 236–244) 旅立ちの日!!. April 4.!!. 26. August 4. ISBN 978-1-4215-1942-5. 36. 320–329) 第十班. ISBN 978-1-4215-2002-5. (ch. 2008. ISBN 978-4-08-873828-4. (in Japanese). 33. February 3. 27. (in Japanese). 38. (in Japanese). May 6. 227–235) 別れの日. (in English). and Final Battle. August 3.. and The New Two. (ch. October 4. (in English). November 6. 2005. (in English). 2009. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-1-4215-1865-7. ISBN 978-4-08-874273-1. (in Japanese). 2007.!!. (ch. February 3. 2005. 2006. and Homecoming. ISBN 978-1-4215-2003-2. ISBN 978-1-4215-1864-0. August 3. ISBN 978-1-4215-3984-3. November 4.. 2008. 2004. ISBN 978-1-4215-1943-2. November 2. 32. (in English). 330–339) シカマルの戦い!!. 2005. (in English). (in English).

(ch. June 3. 48. 2009. (in English). June 7.. and Senjutsu Heir. 2009. ISBN 978-4-08-870126-4. (in Japanese). 505–514) 平和への懸け橋. (in English). December 29. August 4. (in Japanese). 454–463) 五影会談、開幕. (in Japanese). 2008. (ch. 43. 2009.!!. 2010. 443–453) 歓呼の里!!. 2011. 2009. 57.. (ch. 58. ISBN 978-4-08-870218-6. May 2. 2010. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-4-08-870143-1. 50. 53. 47. 495–504) ナルトの出生.!!. September 6. (in Japanese). 2009. 2010. 2011... 52. 413–422) 戦場、木ノ葉!!. 2010.!!. July 7. April 30.!!. ISBN 978-4-08-870302-2. ISBN 978-4-08-874512-1. 525–534) 再会、アスマ班!. 2011. February 1. (in English). December 6. 2008. 2008. 2010.. April 7. ISBN 978-4-08-870011-3. 545–554) ナルト VS イタチ!!. ISBN 978-4-08-874627-2. ISBN 978-1-4215-3474-9. November 4. ISBN 978-4-08-874472-8. (in Japanese). February 4. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-1-4215-3304-9. (ch. ISBN 978-1-4215-4049-8. and The Seal Destroyed. and Battlefield. ISBN 978-4-08-874748-4. May 1. ISBN 978-4-08-874552-7. (in English). 423–432) ナルト帰還!!. and The Bridge to Peace. (in English). (ch. ISBN 978-4-08-874711-8. (in Japanese). (ch. August 4. 2011. and Naruto Returns. (ch. 55. and The Secret of the Mangekyo. November 4.. (in English). ISBN 978-1-4215-3475-6. and The Cheering Village. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-1-4215-3497-8. 56. 2009. 2012. 51. ISBN 978-1-4215-3305-6. 54. (ch. 2011. (ch. 403–412) 仙術伝承.. January 3. 2010.!!. 2009. 42. and The Birth of Naruto. ISBN 978-4-08-870033-5. 2009. 2009. 484–493) それぞれの第七班!!. Danzo. ISBN 978-4-08-870084-7. (in Japanese). April 7. (ch. March 4. ISBN 978-1-4215-3498-5. ISBN 978-4-08-870271-1. ISBN 978-4-08-874589-3. November 4. and Cell Seven Reunion!!. and Water Prison Death Match. (in English). and Jiraiya's Decision. (in English). ISBN 978-4-08-874663-0. April 7. ISBN 978-1-4215-3134-2.. January 4. and Sasuke vs. (ch. and The Gokage Summit Commences!!. 515–524) 大戦、開戦!. 2010. 474–483) サスケ VS ダンゾウ. ISBN 978-1-4215-2843-4. (in English). (ch. . (ch. ISBN 978-4-08-870185-1. 46. ISBN 978-1-4215-2842-7.!!. (ch. (ch. 433–442) 封印破壊!!. February 4. November 4. (ch. 44.. (in Japanese). August 4. 464–473) 水牢の死闘!!. and The Man with the Truth. ISBN 978-1-4215-2929-5. February 2. (ch. April 21. (in English). 2009. Konoha. 45. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-1-4215-3957-7. (in English). (in Japanese). 535–544) ナルト戦場へ. 370–379) 自来也の選択!!. (in Japanese). 2011. (in English). ISBN 978-1-4215-4102-0. ISBN 978-4-08-874784-2. (in Japanese). 2010. (in Japanese). 380–389) 万華鏡の秘密.. October 5.. (in Japanese). February 3. 2011. August 4. October 6. (ch. ISBN 978-1-4215-3135-9. 390–402) 真実を知る者. 2008.41. (in English). June 1.. 2011. (in English). (in Japanese). 2010. 49.

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