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.

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

Jiraiya and Tsunade. 66 Kabuto began acting as a spy for numerous countries and organizations. Orochimaru is a former ninja of Konohagakure and a student of the Third Hokage. He is soon revealed to be a spy and Orochimaru's foremost servant.ch. for instance. "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. 238 Because of his different host bodies and the disguises he assumes. including the criminal organization Akatsuki. being likened in ability to Tsunade: he can regenerate from wounds by reactivating dead cells in order to grow new ones and can form a scalpel with chakra to deal surgical strikes to his opponents using his knowledge of human anatomy. lit. As a child. Otogakure.ch.[16][17] Kabuto Yakushi Kabuto Yakushi (薬師 カブト Yakushi Kabuto?) is one of the primary antagonists of the Naruto series who is initially introduced as an experienced Konohagakure genin that takes Team 7 under his wing during one of their ninja exams. a panoply of voice actors are utilized for Orochimaru. 69 His immortality technique involves transferring his consciousness between different host bodies. 88 Kabuto is highly proficient with medical techniques. his most common seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kujira.ch. 170 His desire to obtain immortality led him to conduct experiments on other Konohagakure ninja.Antagonists Otogakure See also: World of Naruto Otogakure (音隠れの里 Otogakure no Sato?. ch. particularly Sasuke Uchiha. 289 Kabuto uses his various former affiliations as a means to gather intelligence on Orochimaru's behalf. in the hopes of destroying his former home. During his time in the village. and the corresponding English voice actor is Steven Blum. he leaves Akatsuki and establishes his own ninja village.ch. who defeats him. and his desire for a new host.[15] In the series. The village is not contiguous. who took Kabuto and raised him as a son. Orochimaru Main article: Orochimaru (Naruto) Orochimaru (大蛇丸?) is one of the primary antagonists of the Naruto series. he was found on a battlefield by a medical officer from Konohagakure.ch. is one of his driving motivations throughout the series. Kishimoto worked towards making him appear "pasty and sickly" as part of his theme of distinguishing villains from the protagonists. 164 In Part II Kabuto integrates . he participates in the bi-annual ninja exams as a villager of Konohagakure so as to gather information on his fellow participants. consisting of multiple assorted lairs located within the Land of Sound and outside it. and his role as a villain is gradually escalated as the series progresses. To emphasize his role as a villain. which ordered him to enter the service of Orochimaru.ch. and he eventually fled the village and joined the criminal organization Akatsuki. After attacking fellow Akatsuki member Itachi Uchiha. he distinguished himself as one of the village's most powerful ninja along with his teammates.

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

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

Lacking the love of parents. he is voiced by Quinton Flynn. create "sculptures" that are actually bombs that explode with varying intensities.ch.ch. is able to systematically nullify his bombs in combat. but is defeated and released from Kabuto's jutsu after being captured. 255 He is cannibalistic. This is in part a result of his ability to merge with any object and quickly travel to a new location. ch. Sasori Sasori (サソリ?) is a former ninja of Sunagakure and known as "Sasori of the Red Sand" (赤砂のサソ リ Akasuna no Sasori?). and so Deidara transforms himself into a living bomb in an effort to kill Sasuke and to prove the supremacy of his art.ch. 366 Each of Deidara's hands have mouths on them that. something that few other ninja are capable of. the only part of his humanity he kept when converting himself to a puppet. Hiruko. His scorpion-like puppet body. but fails in the attempt. 267 After Orochimaru's defection Sasori teamed with Deidara. 363 He is later resurrected by Kabuto. but not before telling Sakura about his rendezvous with one of Orochimaru's henchmen who had been working for him as a spy. Because of this Zetsu serves a variety of different positions in Akatsuki. His parents were killed by Sakumo Hatake. allowing him to use any of the ninja abilities they possessed during their life for himself. literally "going out with a bang" as his fellow Akatsuki members put it. such as a spy that observes and reports on battles of interest.[18] In his cameo appearance in episode 135 of the English adaptation. 248 In due time he devised a way to convert the corpses of humans into puppets. and adopts a genuine care for his well-being. which essentially gives him eternal life and allows him to control hundreds of puppets at once.ch. and is often sent to dispose of bodies Akatsuki does not .ch. 520 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Katsuhiko Kawamoto. and from the time of their creation to their detonation. 263 In time he even converted his own body into a puppet. Blanc. and is replaced by Tobi after his death. Sasori left Sunagakure when he got older and joined Akatsuki where he is initially partnered with Orochimaru.Itachi and all Uchiha throughout the series.ch. and in the anime of Shippuden by Roger Craig Smith.ch. he is partnered with Sasori. In the Japanese anime. Sasori fights Kankuro. Deidara becomes more like a teacher to Tobi. Though he abuses Tobi when he annoys him. Deidara's bombs can take any form he chooses. B. 464 After being resurrected by Kabuto. which he refined to fit his needs over the years.ch. 248 Sasuke Uchiha. 271 Sakura Haruno and Chiyo eventually destroy his heart. resulting in his death. and in the English version he is voiced by Kari Wahlgren and as an adult. Itachi's younger brother. he is voiced by Takahiro Sakurai and the English version by Johnny Yong Bosch. as he feels their Sharingan eyes look down on his abilities.ch.[18] Zetsu Zetsu (ゼツ?) is the only member of Akatsuki to regularly act without a partner. Chiyo who taught Sasori the art of puppetry. 359 Upon joining the Akatsuki. by infusing clay or other fine-grained minerals with chakra. Sasori is voiced by Akiko Yajima as a child.ch. 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. is voiced by Yutaka Aoyama in the Japanese version and in the English version by J.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Team 10's leader. If someone refers to him as fat. Choji instantly becomes hostile and increases his resolve to battle.[13] Ino Yamanaka Ino Yamanaka (山中 いの Yamanaka Ino?) is the only female member of Team 10. and Kakashi Hatakebriefly assumes leadership of the team to hunt down those responsible for Asuma's death. Choji insists he is not fat. stating he would willingly give his life to defend Shikamaru. instead choosing to look upon Choji's inner strength. Shikamaru can manipulate his shadow.ch.[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. helping her to develop her own identity.ch. Asuma is slain in an encounter with members of Akatsuki. and by extending it into another person's shadow he can force the target to mimic his movements. Creator Kishimoto has noted that he "likes" Shikamaru due to his easygoing nature despite being a genius.[32] In terms of combat abilities.ch. his fellow Team 10 member. although Nobutoshi Canna acted as a stand-in for Morikubo in episode 141. 189 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kentaro Ito and his English voice actor is Robbie Rist.ch. hoping to be more useful to her friends and teammates as an able medical ninja. 71 The two eventually make amends and rekindle their friendship. 190 In battle. 73 In the anime. Ino becomes her surrogate apprentice. instead using explanations like being "big-boned". Choji can increase the size of his body to improve the amount of damage his strikes deal upon impact. Shikamaru's seiyū is Showtaro Morikubo. 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. 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.[12][31] His English voice actor is Tom Gibis. 107 In the Japanese anime.generations refer to their team using the moniker "Ino-Shika-Cho". She is a childhood friend of Sakura Haruno. his laziness frequently prevents him from effectively utilizing his intelligence. Sakura ended their friendship so they could properly compete for his affection. Ino . Choji regards him as his best friend.ch.ch.ch.ch. However.ch. and contrasted him against Sasuke Uchiha's intelligent but abrasive personality. Though his habit of always eating gives him a relatively large appearance. 190 In battle. 137 During Part II. when Sakura begins to excel in healing techniques. as he chooses to look upon Choji as a person rather than only considering his large girth. but still maintain a competitive attitude towards each other. 107 Shikamaru is a longtime friend of Choji Akimichi. When they discovered that they both liked Sasuke Uchiha. and he can devise complex strategies even in the heat of battle. Because of this.ch.[7] Shikamaru's intelligence is such that Asuma Sarutobi.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Retrieved 2010-04-03. 7. Christina. Carl (November 2. 2008. 12.0 . Anime Reviews admitted in their second review that when the animators were at their best. p.H. p. p. ^ a b Kimlinger. 8. Viz Media.H. ^ a b c d Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Cartoon Network. movement and the human form" and "impeccable visual timing". 112-114 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. September 17.M. 142 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. 2007).M. ^ Kishimoto. 2002. 13. 122. 531 while Deidara ranked 6th in the latest poll. since his debut in the manga. Anime Reviews. p. 138 ^ a b c d Ross. 9. 4.com.H. ^ a b c Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. p.com >> Disc Reviews >> Naruto Box Set 04 (also w/special edition)".M. Mania Entertainment has called Orochimaru the "first real villain". has continually ranked high in the official Weekly Shōnen Jump popularity poll of the series. Studio Pierrot. T. TV Tokyo. Itachi Uchiha.[6] T. they produced "artistic renderings that leave little to be desired on the part of fans of the manga".Naruto . "Mania. 140 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Justin (August 7. reaching as high as 5th position. T. "THEM Anime Reviews 4. Anime Reviews. 531 Footnotes 1. 11.E.[3] Despite this. versus Zabuza Momochi.Second Opinion". Anime Reviews described Kishimoto as "an average artist at best" and derided the poor transition of his artistic style into animation. 2006). 14.E. "Naruto GN 8-10 .E.ch. as well as Kishimoto's "clear eye for geography.0 .ch. Anime News Network. Derrick. 10. Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. 141 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. 2008. Mania. p. T.M.E. 6. 2. Naruto. 3. Retrieved March 27.H. "THEM Anime Reviews 4. ^ a b c Tucker. Masashi (2007). . October 17. Retrieved March 27. 5.Naruto".[4] Although a large number of antagonists appear in the series. noting that he had no redeeming qualities. 2005. p. 118 ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "宿敵!?サスケとサクラ". the villain of the previous arc.Review". pp. 139 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. ^ a b Rich. Naruto. ISBN 1-4215- 1407-9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes?". but ultimately concluded the animation was "a mixed bag".made them easily identifiable. Retrieved 2010-04-03. Studio Pierrot.[64] Several of the antagonists have been very popular within Naruto reader base.

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

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