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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

made them easily identifiable. 8. ^ a b c d Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. 4. T. "THEM Anime Reviews 4.com. 12.H.H. they produced "artistic renderings that leave little to be desired on the part of fans of the manga". 11. Justin (August 7. 118 ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "宿敵!?サスケとサクラ". Cartoon Network. ISBN 1-4215- 1407-9. Naruto. p.E. Retrieved March 27.E. Anime Reviews described Kishimoto as "an average artist at best" and derided the poor transition of his artistic style into animation.M. .Naruto . 9.0 .E. Anime Reviews. TV Tokyo. T.H.H. ^ a b c Tucker. p.M. 2002. Anime Reviews admitted in their second review that when the animators were at their best. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes?". since his debut in the manga. ^ a b Kimlinger. Retrieved 2010-04-03. Studio Pierrot. movement and the human form" and "impeccable visual timing". 2. pp. Anime News Network. Viz Media. 10. 13. 5. versus Zabuza Momochi.[4] Although a large number of antagonists appear in the series.[3] Despite this.0 . Derrick.E. reaching as high as 5th position. p. ^ a b c Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. September 17. Retrieved 2010-04-03. as well as Kishimoto's "clear eye for geography. 142 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Christina. 138 ^ a b c d Ross. "Mania.Naruto". Studio Pierrot. 140 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. 2008. 14. 531 Footnotes 1.ch. 122.Review".M.Second Opinion". ^ Kishimoto. ^ a b Rich. p. Itachi Uchiha. noting that he had no redeeming qualities. the villain of the previous arc. Mania Entertainment has called Orochimaru the "first real villain".[6] T. Anime Reviews. Masashi (2007).ch. 2008. p.com >> Disc Reviews >> Naruto Box Set 04 (also w/special edition)". Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. 7.M. October 17. 6. Mania. 3. Retrieved March 27. has continually ranked high in the official Weekly Shōnen Jump popularity poll of the series. 139 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. 112-114 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. p. "THEM Anime Reviews 4. T. "Naruto GN 8-10 . p. but ultimately concluded the animation was "a mixed bag". 141 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto.[64] Several of the antagonists have been very popular within Naruto reader base. Naruto. 2005. 2007). Carl (November 2. 2006). 531 while Deidara ranked 6th in the latest poll.

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19.. ISBN 4-08-873420-0. (in Japanese). 2007... (in Japanese). 2002. December 20. 64–72) 命懸けの戦い!!. (ch. August 4. 2006.. 15. 163–171) 受け継ぐ者. ISBN 4-08-873236-7. (ch. 2003. and Orochimaru's Curse. 8. March 4.. (ch. (in English)... (in English). ISBN 978-1-4215-0242-7. (in English). ISBN 978-1-4215-0241-0. 73–81) ネジとヒナタ. ISBN 978-1-4215-1089-7. (in Japanese). ISBN 4-08-873552-8. 2005. 2007. March 4. (in English). Hokage!!. 2007.7. 2003. and Impassioned Efforts. November 11. March 7. 14. and A Splendid Ninja. ISBN 978-1-4215-1653-0. 55–63) 進むべき道. 22. (in Japanese). December 6. ISBN 978-1-59116-875-1. 2007. September 4. and Hokage vs. 2004. (ch.. 16. (in English). 118–126) 火影 VS 火影!!. and Turning the Tables. (ch. August 3. 2002. 2001. 91–99) 弟子入り志願 !?. ISBN 4-08-873368-5. ISBN 4-08-873113-1. 2002.. 2003. (in English). August 2. ISBN 978-1-4215-1858-9. December 19. 2005. (in Japanese). May 1. (in English). November 6. July 3. 17. (in English). 18. 2002. October 2. October 4. (ch.!!.!!. 2007. September 5. ISBN 978-1-4215-0240-3. 2007. 2006. ISBN 978-1-4215-1652-3. (in Japanese). August 2. (ch. (in English). 2004. 11. and Itachi's Power. and Eulogy. (in Japanese). 2001.. ISBN 4-08-873341-8. (in English). (in English). and Naruto vs. (in Japanese). March 6. (in English).. (ch. May 1. (in Japanese). and The Chûnin Exam. and Predicament. 2001. 82–90) 立派な忍者. (ch. 2006. 181–190) 許せない!!. 127–135) ナルト忍法帖!!. 191–199) 転生. 21. (ch. Concluded. ISBN 4-08-873639-6. 100–108) 大いなる飛翔!!. ISBN 4-08-873573-3. 2007. ISBN 4-08-873298-5. 2007. ISBN 978-1-4215-1855-8. 136–144) 木ノ葉崩し、終結!!. ISBN 978-1-4215-1655-4. (ch.!!. ISBN 4-08-873197-1. and Tsunade's Choice. ISBN 4-08-873394-4. 13. 2007. . (ch. October 2. and The Great Flight. and Comrades. (in Japanese). 2007. (ch. 172–180) ナルト vs サスケ!!. ISBN 4-08-873595-5. 9. March 4. (ch. November 6. ISBN 4-08-873523-4. 20.!!. (in Japanese). April 30. (in Japanese). (in English).!!. June 6. ISBN 978-1-4215-0239-7. September 4. Sasuke. 2002. (in Japanese). December 5. November 1. (in Japanese). ISBN 4-08-873147-6. ISBN 978-1-4215-1090-3. 2004. (in English). 10. (ch. ISBN 4-08-873259-6. ISBN 978-1-4215-1859-6. ISBN 978-1-4215-1654-7. and Pursuit. 2007. 200–208) 苦境. October 2. 12. and Life- and-Death Battles. 154–162) 綱手の決意!!.!!. ISBN 978-1-4215-0124-6. (ch. (in English). ISBN 978-1-4215-1087-3. ISBN 4-08-873174-2. (in Japanese). (in Japanese). 23.. 2006. 2001. (ch. September 4. ISBN 978-1-4215-1088-0. and Naruto's Ninja Handbook!. 2003. ISBN 4-08-873493-4. (in English). May 1. 2003. and Successor. 145–153) イタチの能力!!. August 4. 109–117) 中忍試験、終了. (in Japanese). (in English). December 4. May 1.

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

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