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]

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 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 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 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.

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

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

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

His sword. but not before using one of them to steal back the information he had compiled and send it to the Akatsuki. from his a gill-like facial structure. Kisame committes suicide by summoning sharks and allowing them to eat him. 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 he performed the massacre under the orders of Konoha's leadership so as to prevent an Uchiha coup d'état. ensuring him an infinite amount of stamina. In battle. sparing only his brother. is a living weapon covered in scales that can absorb untold amounts of an opponent's chakra. 224 Around the time of his death his villainous role is Shukaku. It is later revealed that was just a shapeshifting technique performed by Sasuke Uchiha. Deidara Deidara (デイダラ?) is a former ninja of Iwagakure. 508 His seiyūin the Japanese anime is Tomoyuki Dan. and his English voice actor is Kirk Thornton. Though having spent his early youth as the child prodigy of the Uchiha clan. but in all following appearances. the real Kisame having hidden inside Samehada. 261 Itachi Uchiha Main article: Itachi Uchiha Itachi Uchiha (うちは イタチ Uchiha Itachi?) is a former ninja of Konohagakure and the partner of Kisame 400 In the Japanese having a unique appearance with pale blue skin. 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 frequently shapes water into the forms of sharks to damage opponents. His first voice actor in the English anime was Skip Stellrecht. comparable to a tailed beast. Kisame is decapitated by Bee and the Raikage. Samehada (鮫肌 "Sharkskin" in Shippuden?). Kisame himself has massive amounts of chakra. Itachi's seiyū isHideo Ishikawa. as well as working towards capturing the remaining tailed beasts. Kisame Hoshigaki Kisame Hoshigaki (干柿 鬼鮫 Hoshigaki Kisame?) is a former ninja of Kirigakure and partnered to Itachi Uchiha. Though he came to embrace the organization. Samehada can provide the user with the chakra it holds. He was also a terrorist bomber-for-hire before Itachi Uchiha forced him to join Akatsuki. Itachi is treated as a villain for much of the series. who voiced Itachi in episodes 29 and 30. he has been voiced by Crispin Freeman. and sharp triangular teeth. 142 By fusing Samehada into him. not only is he revealed to have had help from Madara Uchiha in killing the clan. Only allowing those it sees as worthy to wield it. 258 After discarding Samehada when it chose Killer Bee over him. with the explanation that he was testing his abilities. Deidara holds a grudge against .the one-tailed tanuki. a group of violent ninja that use particularly large swords in battle. Kisame was one of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. While he was still loyal to Kirigakure. 487 He attempts to flee from the ninjas but is defeated by Guy and captured.

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

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

[21] In the English anime. 339 As such. by consuming an opponent's blood and then drawing Jashin's triangular-design on the ground. his extreme temperament led Kakuzu to dislike having a partner and eventually killing whomever he is partnered with in a fit of rage.[23] Kakuzu can store up to four spare hearts in animal masks that are sewn to his back. Kakuzu Kakuzu (角都?) is the partner of Hidan and a former ninja of Hidan can create a voodoo doll-like link with his opponent. allowing him to kill them by giving himself fatal injuries. 353 In the Japanese version of the anime. Hidan's seiyū is Masaki Terasoma. any damage done to Hidan's body is reflected on his opponent. Hidan Hidan (飛段?) is the immortal. back onto its owner. he is sent out to participate in the war until being sealed. 313His religion's experimentations have led to the creation of his unique abilities. instead finding pleasure in the pain it causes him. Kakuzu is easily finished off by Kakashi. 342After being resurrected by Kabuto. Once this link is created. and Shikamaru burying his still-speaking remains in a place Akatsuki will never be able to reach. allowing him to reattach any 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. Kakuzu's seiyū is Takaya Hashi and in the English version he is voiced by Fred being paired up with the immortal Hidan as a result. and can quickly be recalled to his body if he needs a replacement heart. "evil god") religion. In the Japanese anime. he is voiced by Naoya Uchida. noting his mask to be easy to 322 Kakuzu's body is composed of large amounts of black threads. he is voiced by Chris Edgerly and in Naruto Shippūden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 by Wally Wingert. Kakuzu is motivated by greed and joins the Akatsuki to seek out valuablebounties. Tobi's seiyu is Wataru Takagi and since taking the name of Madara.Kishimoto found him to be his favorite Akatsuki character at the time to draw.[20] In the Japanese anime. and sadomasochistic partner of Kakuzu and a former ninja of Yugakure. 336 Kakuzu's hearts are systematically destroyed soon after his introduction by a group of Konohagakure ninja. 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. In the English version. The threads are also capable of piercing flesh. foul-mouthed. Hidan is not impaired while doing this. Pain .ch. his first persona is voiced by Michael Yurchak and the Madara one by Nolan North.[22] He is a member of the Jashin(ジャシン?. his or another. However. 325 After Hidan uses this ability to kill Asuma Sarutobi. Their battle culminates in Hidan being blown up. Because he is immortal.Shikamaru Nara fights him to avenge his teacher. the Village Hidden in Boiling Water. Hidan is no longer considered a member by the rest of The masks can be detached during combat situations to shoot elemental blasts at his opponents. After Naruto Uzumaki leaves his final heart on the brink of failure. lit. the Village Hidden in the Waterfalls. becoming a "god" in the eyes of Amegakure's citizens. 378 The Paths of Pain are controlled by Nagato (長門?) who. Naruto is able to renew Nagato's faith in his late master and in the possibility of peace. 509After Yahiko's death as a result of a trap by Hanzo years later. the leader of Akatsuki. [19] Each also has a Rinnegan (輪廻 眼?. Nagato came to the realization that peace could only be attained by teaching the world the pain caused by war. give Pain a "more dangerous" appearance and relate the pain of their installation to the character's name. while Nagato is voiced by Vic Mignogna. Kishimoto originally wanted her to have an obscene appearance showing more of her bust. 419 All but one of the bodies have orange hair and a number of body piercings that. Human. partnered to Konan and the principal figure in the tailed beast sealing ceremony thanks to his ability to manipulate souls. Pain (ペイン Pein?) is one of the major antagonists of the Naruto series. Asura. Konan Konan (小南?) is the only female ninja in Akatsuki. To that end he adopted the name "Pain" to conquer Amegakure before killing Hanzo. like Konan. Controlled by a single conscious mind. from left to right: Animal. and in the Shippuden anime he is voiced by Troy Baker. the six Paths use the Rinnegan to share visual information and coordinate attacks. "Saṃsāra Eye"). In his cameo appearance in episode 135 of the English adaptation. Pain's seiyū is Ken'yū Horiuchi. the unique eye technique possessed by the Sage of the Six Paths. 369 All six bodies are eventually defeated by one of six different bodies collectively known as The Six Paths of Pain (ペイン六道 Pein Rikudō?).Naraka. was an Amegakure orphan trained by Jiraiya alongside Yahiko (弥彦?) before he became Deva Pain. but after Itachi escapes Kabuto's control he is sealed by Itachi. As such. In the Japanese anime. 373. Awakening his Rinnegan secretly provided by Madara. lit. 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. Nagato's desires peace for the from a design[19] Being a partner of Nagato. Because she .The Six Paths of Pain. As a result. 449 Nagato is later resurrected by Kabuto and sent alongside Itachi to battle Naruto and Killer Bee. he is voiced by Dave Wittenberg. while Nagato's seiyū is Junpei Morita. ch. Preta. each of the six bodies are individually named after one of the six Buddhist paths of reincarnation. 378. The first Pain appearing in the series is actually Deva Pain. prompting Nagato to sacrifice his life in order to revive the people he killed in Konoha.

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

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

Akamaru. and Kōsuke Toriumi. he relies on Kiba to provide the chakra for the combination attacks they execute. Since Akamaru is naturally better equipped for combat. and constant companion. in regards to opponents as well as his attachment to insects. Shino directs his bugs towards an opponent. Kiba carries Akamaru around on his head or inside his jacket. he spends his free time capturing and studying insects and often uses them as analogies during conversation. In battle. the bugs do as he Most apparent of his connection to dogs is the constant presence of his ninja dog (忍犬 ninken?). During a battle. By Part II of the Naruto storyline. 75 He can also drastically increase his sense of smell. and helps to double-team opponents with volleys of physical 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. To help Kiba keep track of opponents. 172 A deep connection with insects runs in Shino's family. Akamaru's vocal effects are provided by Jamie Simone though Kyle Hebert provided the voice of Akamaru when it took Kiba's form. he uses his heightened senses to Kiba's advantage. and his English voice actor is Kyle Hebert. Akamaru fights with him in battle. have caused other characters to label him as "creepy. however. but since Kiba spends so much time with Akamaru. 204 In exchange for Kiba's devotion. which requires Akamaru to transform into a clone of Kiba. 364 Kiba's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kōsuke Toriumi. giving them a strong odor that can easily be tracked.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. who voices Kiba.[12] His first voice actor in the . best friend. he fails to notice this drastic difference. 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. unwilling to abandon him and putting himself in harm's way for Akamaru's sake.[12][13] Akamaru Akamaru (赤丸?) is Kiba Inuzuka's ninja dog (忍犬 ninken?).ch. his seiyū is Shinji Kawada. 70 Nevertheless. 238 In the Japanese anime. Akamaru is voiced by Junko Takeuchi. being acutely aware of their inner workings and always regretting when he is unable to help them. ch. Akamaru can urinate on them. Kiba is fiercely loyal to Akamaru. Shino cares deeply for his who is also theseiyū for Naruto Uzumaki. and by the second half of the series he can use it to track things dogs 203 In the original Japanese anime. 282 With his heightened sense of smell.[24] In the English adaptation of the anime. Akamaru acts as a valuable tool for Kiba in hostile situations. Kiba usually modifies his own abilities at the start of a battle. In exchange for using Shino as a hive and feeding on his chakra. and the ability to detect others' chakra levels. hearing. At the start of the series." ch. Shino's merciless tendencies. Akamaru grows large enough for Kiba to ride atop his back. boxing them in without their knowledge and absorbing their chakra once they have been surrounded. growing claws and traveling on all four limbs to increase his speed.

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

71 The two eventually make amends and rekindle their friendship. Ino becomes her surrogate apprentice. 107 Shikamaru is a longtime friend of Choji stating he would willingly give his life to defend Shikamaru. Choji can increase the size of his body to improve the amount of damage his strikes deal upon impact. Because of this.generations refer to their team using the moniker "Ino-Shika-Cho". and Kakashi Hatakebriefly assumes leadership of the team to hunt down those responsible for Asuma's death. If someone refers to him as fat. 137 During Part II. his laziness frequently prevents him from effectively utilizing his intelligence. 55 Shikamaru Nara has never found an issue with Choji's weight.[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 Team 10's leader. When they discovered that they both liked Sasuke Uchiha. 73 In the anime. Ino . instead choosing to look upon Choji's inner strength. and contrasted him against Sasuke Uchiha's intelligent but abrasive personality. although Nobutoshi Canna acted as a stand-in for Morikubo in episode and by extending it into another person's shadow he can force the target to mimic his 331 Choji Akimichi Choji Akimichi (秋道 チョウジ Akimichi Chōji?) is a member of Team 10 who is typified by his deep love for food to the extent that he always has a snack with him during the series. Choji instantly becomes hostile and increases his resolve to battle. 190 In battle. Sakura ended their friendship so they could properly compete for his affection.[13] Ino Yamanaka Ino Yamanaka (山中 いの Yamanaka Ino?) is the only female member of Team Choji insists he is not fat. and he can devise complex strategies even in the heat of battle. Creator Kishimoto has noted that he "likes" Shikamaru due to his easygoing nature despite being a genius. 190 In battle. hoping to be more useful to her friends and teammates as an able medical 189 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kentaro Ito and his English voice actor is Robbie Rist. as he chooses to look upon Choji as a person rather than only considering his large girth.[32] In terms of combat helping her to develop her own identity. Choji regards him as his best friend. has never been able to defeat Shikamaru at games such as shogi or go. 107 In the Japanese anime. instead using explanations like being "big-boned". his fellow Team 10 member. Though his habit of always eating gives him a relatively large appearance. However. Asuma is slain in an encounter with members of Akatsuki. when Sakura begins to excel in healing techniques. Shikamaru can manipulate his shadow. She is a childhood friend of Sakura Haruno. Shikamaru's seiyū is Showtaro[7] Shikamaru's intelligence is such that Asuma Sarutobi.[12][31] His English voice actor is Tom but still maintain a competitive attitude towards each other.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2008. August 4. and The Cheering Village. 2010. February 4. (ch. and The Man with the Truth.. 2010. April 30.. November 4. (in Japanese). 46. 2011. 2011. ISBN 978-1-4215-2843-4. (ch. February 3. February 1. 2009. (ch. ISBN 978-1-4215-3498-5. 52. April 21. (in English).. ISBN 978-4-08-870185-1. (in English). 53. (in English). 2009. (ch. March 4. ISBN 978-1-4215-3497-8. 454–463) 五影会談、開幕. 2009. 42. 433–442) 封印破壊!!. June 7. ISBN 978-4-08-874663-0. ISBN 978-1-4215-4049-8. (in Japanese). 2011. ISBN 978-1-4215-3135-9. and Jiraiya's Decision. ISBN 978-4-08-874589-3. and Senjutsu Heir. ISBN 978-4-08-870011-3. (in English). (in Japanese). (in English).!!. 2010. February 2. April 7.41. . 54. 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3134-2. 545–554) ナルト VS イタチ!!. ISBN 978-4-08-870126-4. Danzo. 2008. and The Birth of Naruto. November 4. 44. 525–534) 再会、アスマ班!. ISBN 978-4-08-874748-4. 45.. 390–402) 真実を知る者. and Water Prison Death Match. (in Japanese). (in English). 403–412) 仙術伝承. June 3. and The Seal Destroyed. 2009. ISBN 978-4-08-870084-7. and Cell Seven Reunion!!. December 6. ISBN 978-4-08-874512-1. (ch. 484–493) それぞれの第七班!!. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-1-4215-3305-6. April 7. (ch. (in English). ISBN 978-4-08-870271-1. (in Japanese). (ch. (ch. 2011.. July 7. 2011. 443–453) 歓呼の里!!. December 29. (in English). and Sasuke vs. ISBN 978-4-08-874711-8. November 4. August 4. (in English). (ch. 535–544) ナルト戦場へ. ISBN 978-1-4215-3475-6. October 5. January 3. October 6.!!. June 1.!!. 2010. and Naruto Returns. (in Japanese). (in Japanese). ISBN 978-1-4215-3957-7. 2009. Konoha.. (in English). (ch.. (in Japanese)... (ch. ISBN 978-4-08-870218-6. ISBN 978-4-08-874472-8. 2010. August 4. August 4. 2012. 2010. (in Japanese). January 4. 2011. (in Japanese).. 380–389) 万華鏡の秘密. and The Bridge to Peace. 2010. 58. 2009. 2009. 2009. 50. (in English). 49. 48. 2008. 43. and The Secret of the Mangekyo. ISBN 978-4-08-874784-2. 2010. 2011. 2011. 55. 505–514) 平和への懸け橋. (in Japanese). (in English). ISBN 978-1-4215-2842-7. ISBN 978-4-08-874552-7. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-4-08-874627-2. September 6. ISBN 978-4-08-870143-1. (in Japanese). ISBN 978-1-4215-4102-0. and Battlefield. May 2. November 4. (ch. and The Gokage Summit Commences!!. (in Japanese). (in Japanese). (in Japanese). 413–422) 戦場、木ノ葉!!. ISBN 978-1-4215-3474-9.. 47. 2009. 56. (ch. 57. 474–483) サスケ VS ダンゾウ. 2008. 495–504) ナルトの出生. (ch. 370–379) 自来也の選択!!. 515–524) 大戦、開戦!. (ch. ISBN 978-4-08-870302-2. (ch.. (ch. 2009. April 7. 464–473) 水牢の死闘!!.!!. May 1. February 4. 51. ISBN 978-4-08-870033-5. (in English). ISBN 978-1-4215-2929-5. ISBN 978-1-4215-3304-9. (in English). (in Japanese). (ch. 423–432) ナルト帰還!!.!!.!!.

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