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The major characters of the series as they appear in Part I
The major characters of the series as they appear in Part II
The Naruto anime and manga series features an extensive cast of characters created by Masashi Kishimoto. The series takes place in afictional universe where different countries vie for power by using ninja who can use supernatural abilities in combat. The Naruto storyline is divided into two parts, simply named Part I and Part II, with the latter taking place two-and-a-half years after the conclusion of Part I. The series' storyline follows the adventures of a group of young ninja from the village of Konohagakure. The titular character of the series is Naruto Uzumaki, an energetic ninja who wishes to become Hokage, the leader of Konohagakure. During the early part of the series, he is assigned to Team 7, during which he meets Sasuke Uchiha, a taciturn and highly skilled "genius" of the Uchiha clan; Sakura Haruno, who is infatuated with Sasuke yet has Naruto's affection; and Kakashi Hatake, the quiet and mysterious leader of the team. Over the course of the series, Naruto interacts with and befriends several of his fellow ninja in Konohagakure as well as other villages. He also encounters the series' antagonists, including Orochimaru, a former ninja of Konohagakure scheming to destroy his former home, and the elite ninja of the criminal organization Akatsuki. While developing the series, Kishimoto created the three primary characters as a basis for the designs of the other three-person teams.He also utilized characters in other shōnen manga as references in his design of the characters, a decision that was criticized by several anime and manga publications. The characters that
Kishimoto developed were however praised for incorporating many of the better aspects of previous shōnen characters, although many publications lamented the perceived lack of growth beyond such stereotypes.The visual presentation of the characters was commented on by reviewers, with praise and criticism given to Kishimoto's work in the manga and anime adaptation.
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1 Creation and conception 2 Protagonists 2.1 Nar
3 Antagonists 3.1 Oto
4 Other characters 4.1 Tea
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5 Merchandise 6 Reception 7 Footnotes 8 References
9 External links
Creation and conception
When Masashi Kishimoto was originally creating the Naruto series, he looked to other shōnen manga for influences while attempting to make his characters as unique as possible.Kishimoto cites Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball series as one of these influences, noting that Goku, the protagonist of Dragon Ball, was a key factor when creating Naruto Uzumaki due to his energetic and mischievous personality. To complement Naruto, Kishimoto worked on creating a rival that was a "cool genius", as he believed this was "the archetypal rival character". After reviewing different manga for ideas, he ultimately developed Sasuke Uchiha. When creating the primary heroine, Kishimoto admitted, "I don't have a definite image of what a heroine should be". He eventually created Sakura, emphasizing "her energy and flirtatious spirit" as her primary characteristics. These three characters would be the mold for the other three main Naruto teams. The separation of the characters into different teams was intended to give each group a specific flavor. Kishimoto wished for each team member to be "extreme", having a high amount of aptitude in one given attribute, yet talentless in another. This approach was used to make each team perform best when individual members worked together to overcome their weaknesses. Having watched tokusatsu dramas as a child, Kishimoto wished for his teams to be different from the superhero teams in these dramas, dismissing the value of a team in which all the teammates were "strong to the point of perfection". Kishimoto notes that the different roles the characters assume is similar to many role-playing games, and "each character stands out better that way". Kishimoto inserted villains into the story to counteract the lead characters' moral values. He stated that this focus on illustrating the difference in values is central to his creation of villains to the point that, "I don't really think about them in combat". The villains' physical appearances were also embellished in order to differentiate them from other characters, making it easier for a reader to follow the story and identify the villains, even in
heated battle scenes. Kishimoto noted that making the villains "flamboyant" with a "showy costume" is "one of my guiding principles", as well as making them "more memorable".  When drawing the characters, Kishimoto consistently follows a five-step process: concept and rough sketch, drafting, inking, shading, and coloring. These steps are followed when he is drawing the manga and making the color illustrations that commonly adorn the cover of tankōbon, the cover of the Weekly Shōnen Jump, or other media, but the toolkit he utilizes occasionally changes. For instance, he used an airbrush for one illustration for a Weekly Shōnen Jump cover, but decided not to use it for future drawings largely due to the cleanup required.
The protagonists of the Naruto series are part of Squad 7 (Team Kakashi), a group of ninja affiliated with the village of Konohagakure. After Sasuke Uchiha's departure from Konohagakure at the end of Part I, the team disbands. During Part II, the team reforms with two new members, Sai, who occupies Sasuke's position, and Yamato, who acts as Kakashi's replacement when he is briefly incapacitated and later stays with the team when Kakashi returns.ch. 285
Main article: Naruto Uzumaki Naruto Uzumaki (うずまき ナルト Uzumaki Naruto?) is the primary protagonist of the Naruto series. He was the first character created by Kishimoto during the conception of the series, and was designed with many traits from other shōnen characters. In the series, Naruto has ambitions of becoming Hokage, the leader of Konohagakure. Because he is the host ofKurama, the nine-tailed fox that attacked Konoha, he is ostracized by the other villagers.ch. 2 He compensates for this with his cheerful and boisterous personality, and over the course of the series, manages to befriend many foreign and Konoha ninja. He develops an especially close relationship with Sasuke Uchiha and deep caring affection for Sakura Haruno, two of his fellow ninja in Team 7.ch. 237 Naruto's seiyū in the original Japanese anime is Junko Takeuchi, and he is voiced by Maile Flanagan in the English adaptation.
Main article: Sasuke Uchiha Sasuke Uchiha (うちは サスケ Uchiha Sasuke?) is one of the primary protagonists of the Naruto series and one of the members of Team 7. He was created to be a rival to Naruto, as well as a, "cool genius", which Kishimoto believed was an integral part of an ideal rivalry. He is one of the few remaining members of the Uchiha clan along with his brother, Itachi Uchiha, who killed the rest of their family.vol. 25, ch. 224 Due to this, Sasuke's sole desire is to kill his brother, and he develops a cold and withdrawn personality. His interactions with his fellow teammates, who are all considered precious to him, make him focus less on revenge at the start of the series.
In Part II when Sakura and Naruto are 16. however. however. he concentrates on training Sasuke as the series continues.ch. 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. In a gaiden on Kakashi's past. who gave Kakashi his Sharingan eye and imparted many of his habits. After his 1st attempt is delayed by the Sound Ninja 4. Kishimoto had originally intended for Kakashi to be introduced earlier in the series than he actually was. Sakura is in love with Sasuke. this is shown to be the result of an incident in which he witnessed the death of one of his teammates.ch. and hates Naruto Uzumaki but begins to like him more during the Chuunin Exams and when he saved her life from the Sand Village's Gaara. In the Japanese anime. she displays highly developed skills from her training giving her the brutal power and strength of about 10 men. During most of Part I. earning the moniker "Copy Ninja Kakashi" (コピー忍者のカカシ Kopī Ninja no Kakashi?). 3 But after Sasuke leaves the village. Obito Uchiha. she resolves to become stronger by training with Tsunade. and created him as an easygoing person that would be able to keep the members of Team 7 in check. 176 Kakashi's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kazuhiko Inoue. and is consistently late to meetings as a result. the leader of Team 7 and the sensei of Naruto. As a child.ch. Kakashi treats his leadership position with a detached manner. 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. although he has admitted that he has little perception of what an ideal heroine should be.During an encounter with his brother in Part I. she makes Naruto make a lifelong promise to bring him back. Kishimoto created her as the heroine of the series.ch. 237 His teammates' attempts to recover him from Orochimaru forms a major component of the Part II plot.ch. 1. 212 Although he mentors all three members of Team 7 early in the series. 297 In the Japanese anime. he is unable to prevent Sasuke from leaving the village to seek Orochimaru for greater power. ch. She was comforted by Ino Yamanaka. Sasuke is easily beaten. and she is voiced by Kate Higgins in the English adaptation. Kakashi has amassed a reputation as a skilled and powerful ninja. which leads him to leave the village to seek more power from the criminal Orochimaru. 243 With Obito's Sharingan. and his English voice actor is Dave Wittenberg. teaching him his Chidori technique. As the two continued to grow. Sakura was taunted by other children because of her large forehead. a feature Kishimoto has tried to emphasize in Sakura's appearances. Sasuke's seiyū is Noriaki Sugiyama. vol. and his English voice actor is Yuri Lowenthal. her seiyū is Chie Nakamura. . they became increasingly distant due to their shared affection for Sasuke Uchiha. and Sakura. Sasuke. including his tardiness.
During his time in the village. which ordered him to enter the service of Orochimaru. 170 His desire to obtain immortality led him to conduct experiments on other Konohagakure ninja.ch. 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. for instance. is one of his driving motivations throughout the series. 238 Because of his different host bodies and the disguises he assumes. "Village Hidden in Sound") is a village founded by Orochimaru for the purpose of collecting ninja for his experiments to learn all the jutsuin the world.ch. and his desire for a new host. ch. consisting of multiple assorted lairs located within the Land of Sound and outside it. Kishimoto worked towards making him appear "pasty and sickly" as part of his theme of distinguishing villains from the protagonists. To emphasize his role as a villain.ch. Otogakure. in the hopes of destroying his former home. Kabuto Yakushi Kabuto Yakushi (薬師 カブト Yakushi Kabuto?) is one of the primary antagonists of the Naruto series who is initially introduced as an experienced Konohagakure genin that takes Team 7 under his wing during one of their ninja exams. a panoply of voice actors are utilized for Orochimaru. and the corresponding English voice actor is Steven Blum. he leaves Akatsuki and establishes his own ninja village. 66 Kabuto began acting as a spy for numerous countries and organizations. Orochimaru Main article: Orochimaru (Naruto) Orochimaru (大蛇丸?) is one of the primary antagonists of the Naruto series.Antagonists Otogakure See also: World of Naruto Otogakure (音隠れの里 Otogakure no Sato?. and he eventually fled the village and joined the criminal organization Akatsuki. Jiraiya and Tsunade. he distinguished himself as one of the village's most powerful ninja along with his teammates. The village is not contiguous. including the criminal organization Akatsuki. 88 Kabuto is highly proficient with medical techniques. He is soon revealed to be a spy and Orochimaru's foremost servant. As a child. he was found on a battlefield by a medical officer from Konohagakure. 69 His immortality technique involves transferring his consciousness between different host bodies. his most common seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kujira. who defeats him. particularly Sasuke Uchiha.ch. who took Kabuto and raised him as a son. 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. In the series. Orochimaru is a former ninja of Konohagakure and a student of the Third Hokage. After attacking fellow Akatsuki member Itachi Uchiha.ch.ch. 289 Kabuto uses his various former affiliations as a means to gather intelligence on Orochimaru's behalf. lit. 164 In Part II Kabuto integrates .
Orochimaru's remains gradually begin to take over his body. and are considered by their former homes to be S-class criminals. 520 In the Japanese anime. The Sound Four act as his bodyguards. two twin brothers which have the ability of combining their bodies. After Kimimaro became bedridden due to his illness.ch. but do not become a prominent part of the story until Sasuke Uchiha attempts to leave Konohagakure to join Otogakure. a sixarmed ninja who can produce spider-webs to fight and specialized in ranged combat. though he acts through the group's figurehead leader Pain. the Akatsuki's goal is world domination by using the power of the nine tailed beasts. Akatsuki is composed of ten members. 192 Sakon (左近?) and Ukon (右近?).ch. At any given time. They share similar clothing. Sasuke manages to escape. defensive walls. Kabuto makes his way to Tobi and forms a semi-stable alliance with him under the promise that he can have Sasuke once they win the war against the Shinobi Alliance.ch. they take a more active role.ch. lit. "Hidden Sound Shinobi Four People". and afterwards settle things with Naruto once he has learned to control the remains.ch.ch. They are introduced during Orochimaru's invasion of Konohagakure. ch. 239 The members of Akatsuki are ninja who have abandoned their villages. who operate in two-man teams. 206 Kimimaro laters joins the group to protect Sasuke.204 and Tayuya (多由也?). as they were forced to accept Kimimaro (君麻呂?) as the leader after he defeated the entire group in battle. a woman that uses a flute to control summoned demons and cast illusions. 184 The group was originally known as the "Sound Five". and his English voice actor is Henry Dittman. 217 All of them possess Orochimaru's cursed seals. Aside from an attempt by two Akatsuki members. capturing Gaara and extracting .ch.ch. dark cloak bearing red clouds and a chin-high collar. the group resumed calling themselves the Sound Four. sealing techniques as well as possessing their own individual uniquetechniques. which greatly increases the strengths of the users when active. most notably a long. 187 Kidomaru (鬼童丸 Kidōmaru?).ch. the most powerful and wanted ninja in the Naruto universe. 203. showing his abilities to fight with his own bones. to capture Kurama (the nine-tailed fox sealed within Naruto Uzumaki) Akatsuki is not prominently featured in Part I. Kabuto's seiyū isNobutoshi Canna. Sound Four The Sound Four (音隠れの忍四人衆 Otogakure no Shinobi Yonin Shū?. 201 As a group they specialize in barriers. English TV: "Sound Ninja Four") are Orochimaru's elite bodyguards. 143 In Part II. 357 Once mastering Orochimaru's jutsu for summoning the souls of the dead. lit. Led by Tobi. but dies as a result of his illness. and although they are all defeated by Konohagakure ninja. but Kabuto expresses desire to kill Sasuke Uchiha. It is composed of Jirobo (次郎坊 Jirōbō?).ch. Itachi Uchiha and Kisame Hoshigaki.Orochimaru's remains into his body in order to become powerful enough to not serve anyone again. a large-sized man who specializes in absorbing chakra and close-quarters combat. "Dawn" or "Daybreak") is an organization of criminal ninja that serves as the primary antagonistic force of the Naruto series. ch. 184 Akatsuki Akatsuki (暁?.
and sharp triangular teeth. It is later revealed that was just a shapeshifting technique performed by Zetsu. He is initially portrayed as being solely responsible for the killing of his entire clan and family. 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. and his English voice actor is Kirk Thornton. 487 He attempts to flee from the ninjas but is defeated by Guy and captured.ch. but not before using one of them to steal back the information he had compiled and send it to the Akatsuki. 224 Around the time of his death his villainous role is downplayed. Deidara holds a grudge against . not only is he revealed to have had help from Madara Uchiha in killing the clan. from his body. having a unique appearance with pale blue skin. he has been voiced by Crispin Freeman. His first voice actor in the English anime was Skip Stellrecht. but in all following appearances. Itachi is treated as a villain for much of the series.ch. Kisame is decapitated by Bee and the Raikage. who voiced Itachi in episodes 29 and 30. In battle. Kisame committes suicide by summoning sharks and allowing them to eat him. a gill-like facial structure. Shukaku. Kisame himself has massive amounts of chakra. but he performed the massacre under the orders of Konoha's leadership so as to prevent an Uchiha coup d'état. is a living weapon covered in scales that can absorb untold amounts of an opponent's chakra. ensuring him an infinite amount of stamina. Kisame was one of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. with the explanation that he was testing his abilities.ch. Kisame can assume a more shark-like form that increases his abilities. Sasuke Uchiha.ch. 508 His seiyūin the Japanese anime is Tomoyuki Dan.the one-tailed tanuki. 142 By fusing Samehada into him. Kisame Hoshigaki Kisame Hoshigaki (干柿 鬼鮫 Hoshigaki Kisame?) is a former ninja of Kirigakure and partnered to Itachi Uchiha.ch. 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. sparing only his brother. Samehada (鮫肌 "Sharkskin" in Shippuden?). the real Kisame having hidden inside Samehada. Though having spent his early youth as the child prodigy of the Uchiha clan. While he was still loyal to Kirigakure. 258 After discarding Samehada when it chose Killer Bee over him. comparable to a tailed beast. a group of violent ninja that use particularly large swords in battle. Only allowing those it sees as worthy to wield it. Though he came to embrace the organization. as well as working towards capturing the remaining tailed beasts. Deidara Deidara (デイダラ?) is a former ninja of Iwagakure. Itachi's seiyū isHideo Ishikawa.ch. he frequently shapes water into the forms of sharks to damage opponents. 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. His sword.ch. 400 In the Japanese anime.
but is defeated and released from Kabuto's jutsu after being captured.ch. he can animate and control them remotely. In his cameo appearance in episode 135 of the English adaptation.ch. is able to systematically nullify his bombs in combat. which he refined to fit his needs over the years. is voiced by Yutaka Aoyama in the Japanese version and in the English version by J. but fails in the attempt. 366 Each of Deidara's hands have mouths on them that. who looks to him and his artistic knowledge with reverence. Hiruko. he is voiced by Quinton Flynn. Sasori is voiced by Akiko Yajima as a child. and in the anime of Shippuden by Roger Craig Smith. but not before telling Sakura about his rendezvous with one of Orochimaru's henchmen who had been working for him as a spy. Blanc. B. which essentially gives him eternal life and allows him to control hundreds of puppets at once. leaving him in the care of his grandmother. and is often sent to dispose of bodies Akatsuki does not . literally "going out with a bang" as his fellow Akatsuki members put it. resulting in his death. 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. 271 Sakura Haruno and Chiyo eventually destroy his heart. the only part of his humanity he kept when converting himself to a puppet. Itachi's younger brother. as he feels their Sharingan eyes look down on his abilities. His scorpion-like puppet body. 255 He is cannibalistic.ch.ch. 248 In due time he devised a way to convert the corpses of humans into puppets. 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?). Sasori left Sunagakure when he got older and joined Akatsuki where he is initially partnered with Orochimaru. ch.ch. Chiyo who taught Sasori the art of puppetry. such as a spy that observes and reports on battles of interest. Deidara becomes more like a teacher to Tobi. 464 After being resurrected by Kabuto. 520 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Katsuhiko Kawamoto. In the Japanese anime.ch.Itachi and all Uchiha throughout the series. Zetsu Zetsu (ゼツ?) is the only member of Akatsuki to regularly act without a partner. he is partnered with Sasori. by infusing clay or other fine-grained minerals with chakra. and in the English version he is voiced by Kari Wahlgren and as an adult.ch. 248 Sasuke Uchiha. 263 In time he even converted his own body into a puppet. Deidara's bombs can take any form he chooses. Because of this Zetsu serves a variety of different positions in Akatsuki.ch. and is replaced by Tobi after his death. Sasori fights Kankuro. he is voiced by Takahiro Sakurai and the English version by Johnny Yong Bosch. This is in part a result of his ability to merge with any object and quickly travel to a new location. and adopts a genuine care for his well-being. and from the time of their creation to their detonation. allowing him to use any of the ninja abilities they possessed during their life for himself. 359 Upon joining the Akatsuki. something that few other ninja are capable of. Lacking the love of parents.ch. His parents were killed by Sakumo Hatake.ch. 267 After Orochimaru's defection Sasori teamed with Deidara. 363 He is later resurrected by Kabuto. Though he abuses Tobi when he annoys him.
. one of the founders of Konohagakure and the Uchiha clan. Tobi discloses the truth behind Itachi's secret life to him to have him on his side in destroying Konoha. who came into direct conflict with the First Hokage and was thought to be dead. Minato Namikaze.ch. Madara created numerous clones of Zetsu's white half to use as soldiers in the Fourth Ninja World War. which allows him to use the Uchiha's techniques. 395 After Deidara dies in a bid to kill Sasuke Uchiha with him. Kushina Uzumaki. he decided to make Zetsu half black and half white to emphasize his split personality.ch.ch. to attack Konoha before the series' start resulting in the sacrifice from the Fourth Hokage. the two sides have their own personalities and knowledge bases.ch. he is capable of making his body intangible as well as teleport over great distances at will including to a pocket dimension inside him. 310 Taking Sasuke under his wing. Tobi declares the Fourth Shinobi World War. 385 Now behaving more seriously. 512 As Kishimoto originally planned Akatsuki to be a group of individuals with close to no human characteristics. frequently leading to discussions and arguments between the two.want found. and in the English Shippuden anime he is voiced by Travis Willingham.ch. If necessary. He initially acts carefree and goofy often resulting on him being attacked by Deidara. Zetsu has two voice actors: the black half is voiced by Michael Sorich and the white half is voiced by Brian Beacock. 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?)..In the Japanese anime. 317 In battle. 510. Tobi becomes able to replicate Pain's manipulation of six corpses. Tobi takes Nagato's body to retrieve his Rinnegan. he starts taking a special interest in Sasuke's development up to Itachi Uchiha's death while leading Akatsuki. 544 During the ensuing war.ch. from within its previous host. 501 After Pain's death. who re-sealed Kurama.ch. 364 He also reveals having the Sharingan. Zetsu's seiyū is Nobuo Tobita. 400 It is also revealed that Tobi is responsible for unsealing Kurama.ch. the nine-tailed fox. 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. bringing all life-forms under his command.ch. Tobi Tobi (トビ?) is one of the primary antagonists of the Naruto series and an Akatsuki masked member who replaces Sasori after the latter's death as Deidara's partner.ch. 289 Using the DNA of the First Hokage and chakra from the tailed beasts. his right side being black and his left being white.ch. 261 Zetsu's body is split into two different colors. 490 To prepare for the war. In his cameo appearance in episode 134 of the English adaptation. Similarly. Replacing his left Sharingan with a Rinnegan. After the Kage refuse to surrender to him. the original Madara is revived to aid Akatsuki exposing Tobi as an impersonator.ch. 467 Tobi is blackmailed by Kabuto Yakushi to form a reluctant alliance with him when presented with the real Madara's corpse.
his first persona is voiced by Michael Yurchak and the Madara one by Nolan North. and Shikamaru burying his still-speaking remains in a place Akatsuki will never be able to reach. and sadomasochistic partner of Kakuzu and a former ninja of Yugakure.ch.ch. Hidan is not impaired while doing this. allowing him to kill them by giving himself fatal injuries. noting his mask to be easy to make. 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. Hidan Hidan (飛段?) is the immortal. he is sent out to participate in the war until being sealed. 322 Kakuzu's body is composed of large amounts of black threads. In the Japanese anime. In the English version. 313His religion's experimentations have led to the creation of his unique abilities. Hidan's seiyū is Masaki Terasoma. 336 Kakuzu's hearts are systematically destroyed soon after his introduction by a group of Konohagakure ninja.ch.Shikamaru Nara fights him to avenge his teacher. Kakuzu Kakuzu (角都?) is the partner of Hidan and a former ninja of Takigakure. his extreme temperament led Kakuzu to dislike having a partner and eventually killing whomever he is partnered with in a fit of rage. Their battle culminates in Hidan being blown up. 342After being resurrected by Kabuto. He is a member of the Jashin(ジャシン?. the Village Hidden in Boiling Water.ch. lit. 339 As such. being paired up with the immortal Hidan as a result. allowing him to reattach any bodypart.ch. Tobi's seiyu is Wataru Takagi and since taking the name of Madara. After Naruto Uzumaki leaves his final heart on the brink of failure. he is voiced by Naoya Uchida. In the Japanese anime. The masks can be detached during combat situations to shoot elemental blasts at his opponents. The threads are also capable of piercing flesh. Kakuzu's seiyū is Takaya Hashi and in the English version he is voiced by Fred Tatasciore. Pain . back onto its owner. 353 In the Japanese version of the anime. 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.Kishimoto found him to be his favorite Akatsuki character at the time to draw. Kakuzu is easily finished off by Kakashi. Once this link is created. instead finding pleasure in the pain it causes him. Kakuzu is motivated by greed and joins the Akatsuki to seek out valuablebounties. Kakuzu can store up to four spare hearts in animal masks that are sewn to his back. he is voiced by Chris Edgerly and in Naruto Shippūden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 by Wally Wingert. by consuming an opponent's blood and then drawing Jashin's triangular-design on the ground. Because he is immortal. Hidan is no longer considered a member by the rest of Akatsuki. "evil god") religion. 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.ch. However. any damage done to Hidan's body is reflected on his opponent. his or another. In the English anime. foul-mouthed.ch. the Village Hidden in the Waterfalls. 325 After Hidan uses this ability to kill Asuma Sarutobi.
ch. 449 Nagato is later resurrected by Kabuto and sent alongside Itachi to battle Naruto and Killer Bee. 378 The Paths of Pain are controlled by Nagato (長門?) who. 369 All six bodies are eventually defeated by Naruto. Human.  Each also has a Rinnegan (輪廻 眼?. Nagato's desires peace for the world. the leader of Akatsuki. from left to right: Animal. Because she . 509After Yahiko's death as a result of a trap by Hanzo years later. but after Itachi escapes Kabuto's control he is sealed by Itachi. while Nagato is voiced by Vic Mignogna. Kishimoto originally wanted her to have an obscene appearance showing more of her bust. like Konan. Being a partner of Nagato. Pain's seiyū is Ken'yū Horiuchi. The first Pain appearing in the series is actually Deva Pain. each of the six bodies are individually named after one of the six Buddhist paths of reincarnation.Naraka. 373. give Pain a "more dangerous" appearance and relate the pain of their installation to the character's name. the unique eye technique possessed by the Sage of the Six Paths. becoming a "god" in the eyes of Amegakure's citizens. Asura.The Six Paths of Pain. he is voiced by Dave Wittenberg. partnered to Konan and the principal figure in the tailed beast sealing ceremony thanks to his ability to manipulate souls. 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. Nagato came to the realization that peace could only be attained by teaching the world the pain caused by war. the six Paths use the Rinnegan to share visual information and coordinate attacks. In the Japanese anime. In his cameo appearance in episode 135 of the English adaptation. Deva. from a design standpoint. while Nagato's seiyū is Junpei Morita. "Saṃsāra Eye"). 378. 419 All but one of the bodies have orange hair and a number of body piercings that. Pain (ペイン Pein?) is one of the major antagonists of the Naruto series. 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. prompting Nagato to sacrifice his life in order to revive the people he killed in Konoha. ch. one of six different bodies collectively known as The Six Paths of Pain (ペイン六道 Pein Rikudō?). Konan Konan (小南?) is the only female ninja in Akatsuki. and in the Shippuden anime he is voiced by Troy Baker. As such. As a result.ch. Awakening his Rinnegan secretly provided by Madara. Preta. was an Amegakure orphan trained by Jiraiya alongside Yahiko (弥彦?) before he became Deva Pain. To that end he adopted the name "Pain" to conquer Amegakure before killing Hanzo.ch.
365 and is highly flirtatious when she is alone with Sasuke. 523 The second member is Karin (香燐?).ch. Decapitating Knife).ch. While under Jiraiya. "Snake"). Konan learned to take advantage of her natural talent with origami. a former test subject of Orochimaru able to turn his body to liquid form. or create wings that mirror her title. she is referred to by villagers of Amegakure as "God's angel".ch. 352 Its first recruited member is Suigetsu Hozuki (鬼灯 水月 Hōzuki Suigetsu?). 348 The third and last member is the prisoner Jugo (重吾 Jūgo?) . since paper will cling to itself and lose its stiffness. and sees Sasuke as the living legacy from his late friend Kimimaro. She fights him. Zabuza possesses a massive sword called Kubikiri Bōchō (首斬り包丁?. 352.ch. a group of ninja that use particularly large swords in battle. 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. lit. using it as a key component in her battle style. Sasuke agrees to work with Akatsuki to help them capture the eight-tailed beast. which she controls and reshapes remotely to scout out an area. "Hawk") is a group formed by Sasuke Uchiha that consists of Orochimaru's former subordinates. she is confronted by Madara over the location of Nagato's Rinnegan eyes. 372 Later.serves under Pain. Sasuke renames their group "Taka" and changes its mission to the destruction of Konoha. Taka splits as Jugo and Suigetsu are captured by the samurai of the Land of Iron.ch. but is killed after being forced to reveal Nagato's resting place. 351 After Itachi's death and Sasuke's discovery that the Uchiha were wiped out under the orders of Konohagakure.ch.ch. Prior to carrying out this intent. When first formed it goes by the name "Hebi" (蛇?. she is able to use this weakness to her advantage as she implements explosive tags into her paper clones. 403 After Sasuke's failed infiltration of the Kage Summit in the Land of Iron.ch. Zabuza and his followers fled the village and began working as mercenary . form weapons for attack. 482. Taka Taka (鷹?. which is later claimed by Suigetsu Hozukiafter Zabuza's death. 373 Konan can divide her body into countless sheets of paper. a former assistant to Orochimaru who specializes in track specific individuals through chakra over long distances. Konan withdraws her position in Akatsuki and leaves the organization. her voice actor is Dorothy Elias-Fahn. Konan's seiyū is Atsuko Tanakaand in the English anime. to avenge the latter's slaughter of the Uchiha clan. While Konan's abilities are restricted when the paper is wet.ch. who wishes to restore the Kirigakure's Seven Swordsmen by taking their swords. 510 In the Japanese anime. After Nagato's death. with its mission being to find and kill Sasuke's brother. Itachi Uchiha.ch. After a failed coup d'état wherein he tried to assassinate the Fourth Mizukage. and Karin is abandoned by Sasuke during the ensuing fight with Danzō Shimura.who was used to create Orochimaru's cursed seals thanks to his enzymes that cause him to be mentally unstable.
is in assassinations. He commonly uses this ability to surround an enemy with ice mirrors that he can freely merge with and instantly move between. and kill them without them ever noticing his presence. Because he takes too long to complete the task. Kakashi Hatake. 524 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Mayumi Asano.ch. 24 Haku is resurrected by Kabuto later in the series to fight in the Shinobi World War.ch. ch. his contract is revoked.assassins. "Ice Release"). his seiyū is Unshō Ishizuka. 21 Before he started working for Zabuza. and his English voice actor is Steven Blum. He then bombards them with needles. and Haku then killed him. He has a heavily androgynous appearance. Haku becomes unquestioningly protective of and loyal to Zabuza. with each of the members' unique abilities being utilized in this role. 354 Kiba Inuzuka . and his employer tries to have Zabuza killed.ch. though is mortally wounded and dies soon afterwards. 516. Zabuza is skilled in water-based abilities. Team 8. 516. by blanketing an area in mist. Haku dislikes fighting and does all that he can to subdue opponents without actually killing them.ch. 32 The Kubikiri Bōchō served as Zabuza's gravemarker until it was taken by Suigetsu. Other characters Team 8 Team 8 is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Kurenai Yuhi. Hyōton (氷遁?. lit. 30 Like most Kirigakure ninja. and only by being useful does he find a purpose in life. Haku Haku (白?) is Zabuza Momochi's right hand man and most faithful follower. Mona Marshall voiced Haku as a child. however. locate them by the sounds they make. After wandering from place to place for a time he was found by Zabuza. allows him to mix wind and water elements to create ice. a job he is never able to finish due to interference by Tazuna's bodyguard. due to her pregnancy.ch. His area of expertise. despite being a ninja and Zabuza's tool of battle. His father killed his mother when it was discovered that she possessed a genetic ability. becoming a human shield to protect his master from Kakashi Hatake's Lightning Blade. 524 In the Japanese anime. joins Naruto Uzumaki and Team 7 in their search for Sasuke Uchiha.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.ch.ch. and with his superb accuracy he can hit pressure points to put opponents in a death-like state. 30 Haku's genetic inheritance. 29 He ultimately gives his life in his mission to be useful to Zabuza. He recognized Haku's talents and agreed to take him in as a tool. Haku lived as an orphan.ch. and his English voice actor is Susan Dalian. so much so that when Naruto Uzumaki first meets Haku he ends up mistaking him for a girl. except Kurenai. 26 His talents lead to him being hired by a criminal mastermind named Gato to kill a man named Tazuna. Zabuza can blind an opponent. Zabuza kills him first. During Part II. As a result. The members of Team 8 primarily concentrate on tracking. This reflects his pacifist nature.
Akamaru. when Akamaru transforms into a clone of Kiba. Since Akamaru is naturally better equipped for combat. have caused other characters to label him as "creepy. Shino Aburame Shino Aburame (油女 シノ Aburame Shino?) is one of the members of Team 8 and is fascinated with insects. the bugs do as he commands. In battle. 75 He can also drastically increase his sense of smell. Kiba carries Akamaru around on his head or inside his jacket. and helps to double-team opponents with volleys of physical attacks. ch. His first voice actor in the . best friend.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. Akamaru Akamaru (赤丸?) is Kiba Inuzuka's ninja dog (忍犬 ninken?). Most apparent of his connection to dogs is the constant presence of his ninja dog (忍犬 ninken?). hearing. Kiba is fiercely loyal to Akamaru. he spends his free time capturing and studying insects and often uses them as analogies during conversation. 70 Nevertheless. and by the second half of the series he can use it to track things dogs cannot. and constant companion. Akamaru acts as a valuable tool for Kiba in hostile situations. ch. Shino cares deeply for his teammates. 238 In the Japanese anime. Akamaru's vocal effects are provided by Jamie Simone though Kyle Hebert provided the voice of Akamaru when it took Kiba's form. and his English voice actor is Kyle Hebert.ch. 203 In the original Japanese anime. he fails to notice this drastic difference. Akamaru fights with him in battle. giving them a strong odor that can easily be tracked. growing claws and traveling on all four limbs to increase his speed. 364 Kiba's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kōsuke Toriumi. he relies on Kiba to provide the chakra for the combination attacks they execute. which requires Akamaru to transform into a clone of Kiba. Akamaru grows large enough for Kiba to ride atop his back. To help Kiba keep track of opponents. 172 A deep connection with insects runs in Shino's family.ch. who voices Kiba. 282 With his heightened sense of smell. During a battle.ch. 204 In exchange for Kiba's devotion." ch. and Kōsuke Toriumi. Shino directs his bugs towards an opponent. In exchange for using Shino as a hive and feeding on his chakra. 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. unwilling to abandon him and putting himself in harm's way for Akamaru's sake. boxing them in without their knowledge and absorbing their chakra once they have been surrounded. By Part II of the Naruto storyline. who is also theseiyū for Naruto Uzumaki. and the ability to detect others' chakra levels. he uses his heightened senses to Kiba's advantage. his seiyū is Shinji Kawada. being acutely aware of their inner workings and always regretting when he is unable to help them.ch.ch. Akamaru can urinate on them. In the English adaptation of the anime. Shino's merciless tendencies. Akamaru is voiced by Junko Takeuchi. however. but since Kiba spends so much time with Akamaru. At the start of the series. in regards to opponents as well as his attachment to insects. Kiba usually modifies his own abilities at the start of a battle.
Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child. During Part II. and her English voice actor is Stephanie Sheh. and is shown to be particularly skilled with illusions involving plants. as her father takes a greater interest in her training. Shikamaru Nara. 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. 80 While Hinata is hesitant to openly admit her feelings for him. The fathers of the three team members Choji Akimichi. 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. Of all her students. both to overcome her own weaknesses and to prove her worth to her father. Kurenai is closest with Hinata. 140 During Part II of the series. leaving her in the care of her teacher.ch. Hinata becomes infatuated with Naruto to the extent that she immediately blushes or faints upon seeing him. Hinata finally admits her feelings to Naruto while protecting him from Pain. Hinata's inability to stand up for herself caused her father to disown her at a young age.ch.English anime wasSam Riegel. 77 In the anime. Kurenai Yuhi Kurenai Yuhi (夕日 紅 Yūhi Kurenai?) is the leader of Team 8. Hinata begins training to become stronger. making their relationship clear. 78 Whenever Kurenai appears in the series. she is usually accompanied by Asuma Sarutobi. she was voiced by Saffron Henderson in episode three. many other characters assume them to be a couple.ch. 78 Soon after her introduction. Kurenai Yuhi. most characters are aware of her feelings. but in all following appearances. However. he has been voiced by Derek Stephen Prince. acting as a surrogate parent in the absence of Hinata's father and helping Hinata overcome her weaknesses. she also trains to try and win the attention of the series protagonist Naruto Uzumaki. She is always reluctant to speak her mind or to do something that might antagonize another character. and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn in all subsequent appearances. who voiced Shino in episodes 23 and 24.ch. In the English adaptation of the anime. causing her difficulties whenever she is on a mission.ch. 238 Though Hinata's training has in large part been to prove herself.ch. and Ino Yamanaka were also on a team together. and both .  Team 10 Team 10 is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Asuma Sarutobi. her seiyū is Rumi Ochiai. Her efforts begin to prove successful towards the end of Part I.ch. though they both deny this.ch. Inspired by Naruto's confidence and determination. 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. 437 Her seiyū in the Japanese anime is Nana Mizuki. 141 In the Japanese anime. Because of this. as the series progresses.ch.ch. 342 In battle she specializes in casting illusions. she goes out of her way to help him.
189 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kentaro Ito and his English voice actor is Robbie Rist. Ino . Shikamaru's intelligence is such that Asuma Sarutobi. 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. instead choosing to look upon Choji's inner strength. Choji regards him as his best friend.ch. 107 Shikamaru is a longtime friend of Choji Akimichi. helping her to develop her own identity. 190 In battle. 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. his fellow Team 10 member. as he chooses to look upon Choji as a person rather than only considering his large girth. Ino Yamanaka Ino Yamanaka (山中 いの Yamanaka Ino?) is the only female member of Team 10.ch. when Sakura begins to excel in healing techniques. 71 The two eventually make amends and rekindle their friendship. and he can devise complex strategies even in the heat of battle. Asuma is slain in an encounter with members of Akatsuki.ch. 73 In the anime.ch. However. his laziness frequently prevents him from effectively utilizing his intelligence. 107 In the Japanese anime. Choji instantly becomes hostile and increases his resolve to battle. although Nobutoshi Canna acted as a stand-in for Morikubo in episode 141. and Kakashi Hatakebriefly assumes leadership of the team to hunt down those responsible for Asuma's death.generations refer to their team using the moniker "Ino-Shika-Cho". Though his habit of always eating gives him a relatively large appearance. 55 Shikamaru Nara has never found an issue with Choji's weight. She is a childhood friend of Sakura Haruno.ch. stating he would willingly give his life to defend Shikamaru. but still maintain a competitive attitude towards each other. Creator Kishimoto has noted that he "likes" Shikamaru due to his easygoing nature despite being a genius.ch. When they discovered that they both liked Sasuke Uchiha. instead using explanations like being "big-boned". Shikamaru can manipulate his shadow. and by extending it into another person's shadow he can force the target to mimic his movements. 137 During Part II. Choji insists he is not fat. Ino becomes her surrogate apprentice. Choji can increase the size of his body to improve the amount of damage his strikes deal upon impact. and contrasted him against Sasuke Uchiha's intelligent but abrasive personality. hoping to be more useful to her friends and teammates as an able medical ninja. Because of this. Sakura ended their friendship so they could properly compete for his affection.ch.ch. In terms of combat abilities. If someone refers to him as fat. 190 In battle.ch. Team 10's leader. His English voice actor is Tom Gibis. Shikamaru's seiyū is Showtaro Morikubo. has never been able to defeat Shikamaru at games such as shogi or go.
ch.ch.ch. 342 In battle. leading many characters to assume the two are a couple.ch. 238 .  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. making their relationship clear.ch.specializes in mind-altering techniques. as Guy wanted to wait a year before they could take the test to advance in ninja rank and become Chunin. and resolves to get strong enough to never lose a battle. such as when his father died. 38After being defeated in battle by Naruto Uzumaki. 107 Asuma frequently appears alongside Kurenai Yuhi. Both deny this and promptly try to change the subject whenever it is brought up. and he uses them to defeat Hidan and avenge Asuma. resulting in his training with the leader of the main house at the end of Part I. readily attacking its members verbally or physically when given the chance. Team Guy Team Guy is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Might Guy. 55 In the Japanese anime.ch. The members of Team Guy primarily concentrate on physical attacks and weapons. and her voice actor is Colleen O'Shaughnessey in the English adaptation. 314 Asuma is usually seen smoking a cigarette. He abandons the idea of a predetermined fate. Asuma wields trench knives that can be infused with chakra. Neji's membership in one of the clan's lower houses leaves him ineligible to learn the clan's most secret techniques. To use these techniques. a character that has proven his "destiny" wrong by getting stronger. 140 During Part II of the series. At this point in the series.ch. ch. 197 He also tries to remedy the estranged relations between himself and the members of the main house. They are a year older than the other members of Konohagakure's teams. Neji openly hates the main house because of this. 317 After Asuma is killed by Hidan. ch. In Part II. Neji believes in a fatalistic philosophy: that one's destiny is inescapable and that a weak person will always be weak. these knuckles fall into Shikamaru's possession.ch. Akatsuki. Team Guy joins Team 7 in attempting to save Gaara from the criminal organization. Ino transfers her consciousness to her target's mind. Despite his natural talent. however. He had a falling out with his father when he was younger. but will temporarily drop the habit when something is bothering him. and he is voiced by Doug Erholtz in the English adaptation. her seiyū is Ryōka Yuzuki. 253 Neji Hyuga Neji Hyuga (日向 ネジ Hyūga Neji?) is a member of Team Guy and a child prodigy of the Hyuga clan. and the two often play shogi or go together. 101 At the start of the series. and briefly left Konohagakure in protest. gaining control over their body which she can then use to attack others.ch. a member of the criminal organization Akatsuki. When infused with his wind-based chakra. Neji has a change of heart. The two had not completely reconciled by the time of Hiruzen's death.ch. Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child. 332 Asuma's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Jūrōta Kosugi. 321 Among all his students. Asuma can extend the blades' length and easily pierce through rock. Asuma shares a particularly close relationship with Shikamaru Nara.ch.
 In battle. an eye technique that by default gives the owner a near-360-degree field of vision within a fifty meter radius. and longs to prove that a female ninja can be just as skilled as a male ninja. he is only permitted to use them to protect something or someone dear to him. series creator Masashi Kishimoto favors her design more than those of any of the other female characters he has created. such as his wardrobe and his perseverance. Of all the Naruto protagonists. he is voiced by Keiko Nemoto. Tenten uses this expertise to help Neji Hyuga train his defensive techniques. His voice in the English anime is provided bySteve Staley. Because some of these techniques. even forbidden. During a fight she uses the hundreds of weapons kept stored in scrolls she carries with her to bombard opponents with pinpoint accuracy. One such example is his Byakugan. 197 In the Japanese anime. Rock Lee was unable to use ninjutsu or genjutsu techniques.ch. such as the ability to open the eight chakra gates. but his persistence impressed Guy. In the ninja academy. 73Despite her lack of appearances. Tenten specializes in weaponry. either to increase their potency or to fix an inherent flaw. Tenten Tenten (テンテン?) is the only female member of Team Guy.Neji displays his title as a prodigy of the Hyuga throughout the series. with which he can directly attack an opponent's internal systems. Tenten receives the least amount of screen time. when first introduced he is highly proficient with the Gentle Fist style of combat. and Wendee Lee provides his child voice. 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. 101 As the series progresses. Neji has been able to replicate it and its most powerful attacks through simple observation. his seiyū is Kōichi Tōchika. Neji constantly trains to overcome a small blindspot and to increase the Byakugan's range of sight. he never uses contractions. the battle's start and her eventual defeat are the only portions shown. techniques. In the English adaptations. Guy spends much of his free time training with Lee to help him accomplish his dream of becoming a respected ninja by using onlytaijutsu. 84 Guy has taught him a number of powerful. his seiyū is Yoichi Masukawa.ch. 52 In the Japanese anime and manga. ranging from projectiles to close-combat weapons and even explosives by the second part of the series.ch.ch. such that her only fight in Part I of the manga is almost entirely skipped. and when he is featured as a child. Might Guy . and she holds him in high regard since he can always block her attacks. he always utilizes honorifics such as "san" and "kun". ch. In the Japanese anime. Neji refines these abilities into more powerful counterparts.ch. Lee has adopted several of Guy's habits because of this. can pose a severe risk to Lee's body. and her English voice actor is Danielle Judovits. and his voice actor is Brian Donovan in English. Though never actually trained in the form. 98 Her Japanese seiyū is Yukari Tamura.
and dedicates most of his time to only one of his students. Guy deliberately chooses not to use techniques other than physical attacks. While Lee is forced to concentrate on physical attacks due to his inability to use other types of techniques. He is a peace-loving leader. Orochimaru. When not teaching Lee a new ability. Throughout the series. succeeds him as the Fifth Hokage. "Fire Shadow") is the leader of Konohagakure. there have been five Hokage. Rock Lee. Tsunade. which involves setting tough self-imposed penalties for failure in the belief that the punishment will make him stronger. When Danzo dies. For the Japanese actor nicknamed "Maito Gai". In battle. mimicking Guy's distinctive green jumpsuit and shiny bowl haircut. The First Hokage (初代火影 Shodai Hokage?) was Hashirama Senju (千 手柱間 Senju Hashirama?). who are honored by the village by having sculptures of their faces carved into the rock formation overlooking Konohagakure. including his "My Rules" philosophy. and his method of rule became a model for all subsequent Hokage. the nine-tailed fox. but reclaimed his position after the Fourth gave his life to save the village from Kurama. 65 In the Japanese anime. he created the trees that act as the foundation for Konohagakure. which he constantly tries to teach to Lee. Because of Guy's dedication to him. Hiruzen Sarutobi. Lee has also adopted many of Guy's mannerisms. 172 Danzo follows Tsunade becoming the unofficial Sixth Hokage after she enters a coma as a consequence of defending the village from Pain. having served two separate terms. 137 Another of his students. has been the longest-ruling Hokage. which only further motivates Guy to defeat Kakashi and his "coolness". who founded the village along with Madara Uchiha. he acts as a source . 489 Hiruzen Sarutobi Hiruzen Sarutobi (猿飛 ヒルゼン Sarutobi Hiruzen?). With his unique Mokuton abilities. who became the Third Hokage. 180 Series creator Masashi Kishimoto likens Guy's passionate personality to that of a physical education teacher he had in junior high school.He in turn was followed by one of his students. lit. preferring nonviolent discussions to his advisers' more militaristic suggestions. but he is slain in battle by his former student. who took the position of Fourth Hokage. Hokage The Hokage (火影?. The First was succeeded by his younger brother.ch. 1 The Third is the Hokage at the beginning of the series. Over the course of the series. the Third Hokage (三代目火影 Sandaime Hokage?).ch. who became the Second Hokage (二代目火影 Nidaime Hokage?). Tobirama Senju (千手扉間 Senju Tobirama?). Lee has modeled himself in his master's image. the Third abdicated in favor of Minato Namikaze. Might Guy (マイト・ガイ Maito Gai?) is the leader of Team Guy. Guy is usually found in competition with his self-proclaimed rival. ch. see Akira Kobayashi.ch.ch. Guy specializes in physical attacks. and his English voice actor is Skip Stellrecht. Kakashi Hatake.ch. his seiyū is Masashi Ebara."Maito Gai" redirects here. Tsunade continues after her coma lifts. but notes that the teacher was not a model for Guy's character. during an invasion of Konohagakure. Throughout the series. After a long rule. Kakashi has never displayed a particular interest in their rivalry.
saving Konoha from destruction and giving Naruto access to its great strength. bringing an end to the invasion and thus allowing Hiruzen to die happily.ch. He was also the teacher of Jiraiya. thus earning him the title of "Konoha's Yellow Flash" (木ノ葉の黄色い閃光 Konoha no Kiiroi Senkō?).of wisdom to younger generations. It is later revealed during Naruto's battle with Pain that he is Naruto's biological father and that he never told anyone. He developed a jutsu that was in essence a teleportation jutsu. Tsunade accepts the position of Fifth Hokage (五代目火 影 Godaime Hokage?) to protect Konohakagure on behalf of everyone she has loved. and Tsunade. 137 In the Japanese anime. and Hiruzen could never bring himself to recognize Orochimaru's evil qualities. their familial relationship is not revealed until Part II of the series. 169 Despite the importance of her position. and from the start. is one of the few characters to treat Naruto Uzumaki as a person. he still manages to rob Orochimaru of his ability to use jutsu (by "sealing" his arms). 2 In his youth Hiruzen was known as "The Professor" (プロフェッサー Purofessā?). and his English voice actor is Steve Kramer. he gave his life to seal Kurama. his seiyū is Hidekatsu Shibata. His seiyu is Toshiyuki Morikawa and his English voice actor isTony Oliver. as well as her former teammates Jiraiya and Orochimaru. Hiruzen fights him to repent for never prosecuting Orochimaru as he should have.ch. 367 He was the student of Jiraiya and the teacher of Kakashi Hatake. is the father of Naruto Uzumaki and spouse to Kushina Uzumaki. When Orochimaru invades Konoha years later. Orochimaru. not as the host of Kurama.ch. Orochimaru had always been his favorite student. Tsunade Tsunade (綱手?). 121 When he is unable to win. 240 Before the start of the series. the Fourth Hokage (四代目火影 Yondaime Hokage?). Despite her connections to past Hokage. she lost faith in the title and the concept of dreams. hoping it would help Naruto to become strong on his own. as he purportedly knew every jutsu in Konohagakure.ch. allowing him to wipe out whole armies in the blink of an eye.ch.ch. 172 As a result. such that enemy villages issued flee-on-sight orders if ever he appeared on a battlefield. Minato Namikaze Minato Namikaze (波風 ミナト Namikaze Minato?). the nine-tailed fox. She will fulfill her role to address matters important to the village. is a former student of the Third Hokage. 170 She is also the granddaughter of the First Hokage and grandniece of the second Hokage. 2 Kishimoto has expressed desire to make a spin-off series with Minato as the protagonist. Although Naruto and Minato are noted to have a number of similar traits throughout the series. Minato was a prodigy among ninja. so many characters in the series refer to her with the Japanese honorific "hime" (princess). who consistently overcomes any obstacle in his own dreams of being Hokage. Tsunade tends to avoid her everyday duties.ch. She regains her faith in both after meeting Naruto Uzumaki. but much younger. instead leaving them for her assistants. ch.ch. Tsunade hates the position when she is first introduced. and throughout Part II leads . into Naruto's body. After her brother and boyfriend Dan died in pursuit of their dreams to become Hokage.
Konoha in combatingAkatsuki. while at the Kage conference. 481 In the Japanese anime he is voiced by Hiroshi Ito and in the English version he is voiced by William Frederick Knight. Danzo finally convinces the Fire Country's feudal lord to make him Acting Candidate Sixth Hokage (六代目火影候補 Rokudaime Hokage Kouho?). making her all but invincible in battle.ch. but she constantly assumes the appearance of a twenty-year-old woman with large breasts. 149 Despite her odd personality.ch. However. 298 Throughout Part II. He dies shortly after Sasuke mortally wounds him. and Temari as they appear at the end of Part I . Gaara. ch. The right half of his body is covered in bandages to hide a damaged Sharingan eye transplanted from the body of Shisui Uchiha.ch. his own personal black ops team. 285 Since then he has been using The Foundation. she perceives it as a bad omen. Danzo is forced into fighting Sasuke. the latter in order to restore Shisui's eye. He was one of the elders who orchestrated the Uchiha Clan's demise. Sand Siblings Kankuro. Tsunade's seiyū is Masako Katsuki. she appears to have superhuman strength that allows her to reduce buildings to rubble. However. He also had himself injected with the cells of the First Hokage allowing him to use the Senju Clan's unique skills.ch. using it greatly shortens her overall lifespan. Danzo Shimura Danzo Shimura (志村 ダンゾウ Shimura Danzō?) is one of the oldest villagers in Konohagakure. to secretly ensure he would become Hokage. but that title was given to Hiruzen Sarutobi whom he served as an adviser. On the rare occasions that she hits a winning streak. using his new found power to have the ninja track down both Sasuke and Kabuto. ch. Her age is similar to that of her former teammates Jiraiya and Orochimaru. 238Tsunade is a compulsive gambler with terrible luck. and can heal injuries that most others would consider incurable. He was once considered for the position of Third Hokage. 285 But after Konohagakure is destroyed and Tsunade is left in a coma. as well as the vast amount of Sharingan eyes grafted to his arm.ch. 169 In the Japanese anime. Her healing abilities are such that she has devised a method of Mitotic regeneration for herself. Danzo has been at odds with Tsunade and acts on his agenda of killing off Sasuke in secret. Tsunade is a talented medical ninja. a war hawk who believes that all of the former Hokage have placed peace above the village's best interests. and her English voice actor is Debi Mae West.
killing others to affirm the value of his existence. Kankuro is later seen using Sasori's body as his new puppet.ch. aiding him in his attempts to retrieve Sasuke Uchiha fromOrochimaru. though he tends to hold his tongue for fear of being killed. Black Ant). as well as to symbolize their new friendship with Konohagakure.  In the Japanese anime. 249 Gaara's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Akira Ishida. He was created by Kishimoto as a foil to Naruto Uzumaki. The puppets are all destroyed by their original creator.  Gaara Main article: Gaara Gaara (我愛羅?) is the youngest of the three siblings. For the first half of the series. and has thus far been shown to have three puppets in his arsenal: Karasu (烏?.ch. Temari Temari (テマリ?) is the oldest of the three siblings. once Gaara begins to reveal his dreams and motivations to Kankuro. Before Gaara was even born. Kishimoto changed their costumes for their return due to the difficulty in drawing their original attire. Due to their interactions with Naruto Uzumaki. as a result. Unlike her more combat-loving brothers. 131 His battle with Naruto during the invasion of Konoha changes this mentality. 249 Kankuro is a talented puppeteer. and Sanshōuo (山椒魚?. they later return as allies of Konohagakure. Sasori. Kankuro Kankuro (カンクロウ Kankurō?) is the second oldest of the three siblings. and Salamander protects Kankuro and his allies from enemy attacks. Crow is used for offensive purposes. Gaara was tormented by his fellow villagers for being the host of a tailed beast. a powerful and dangerous tailed beast. and serve as antagonists in the subsequent invasion of Konohagakure. Black Ant traps opponents in its body to make them easier targets. and his English voice actor is Liam O'Brien. with a similar background yet a highly divergent personality.ch. Salamander).ch. the leader of the village. Crow). Kankuro becomes very protective of Gaara. his seiyū is Yasuyuki Kase. he is frequently at odds with Gaara. and he succeeds his deceased father as Sunagakure's Kazekage during Part II.ch. in which she begins acting as a liaison between Sunagakure and Konohagakure to help the two . Kuroari (黒蟻?. 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?). 36 In Part II. Gaara developed a sadistic and withdrawn personality. he readily risks his life to save him.The Sand Siblings are ninja from the village of Sunagakure and the children of the Fourth Kazekage. Similar to Naruto. 59 They come to Konohagakure to participate in the biannual ninja exams. Temari values peace.ch. and his English voice actor is Michael Lindsay. lit. inside him. After one of his few remaining relatives tried to kill him. lit. as she questions Sunagakure's justifications for going to war withKonohagakure. in Part II. he becomes more willing to help others as the purpose for his existence. lit. he lashes out at anyone who speaks poorly of Gaara and when Gaara is kidnapped. 95 This trait carries over to Part II.
hisseiyū is Toshihiko Seki. He looks to Naruto Uzumaki as a mentor in this quest. Other Iruka Umino Iruka Umino (うみの イルカ Umino Iruka?) is a Konohagakure ninja and instructor at the Ninja Academy. he intended for Konohamaru to look like a "punk" smaller than Naruto. As she is skilled at deducing an opponent's strategies and weaknesses soon after a battle begins. 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. Temari wields a giant iron fan that can create powerful gusts of wind capable of leveling the surrounding landscape. is the grandson of the Third Hokage. He strives to replace his grandfather as Hokage so the villagers of Konohagakure will recognize him by name.ch. determination. angry-looking eyes. 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. Masashi Kishimoto's initial design of Iruka featured "evil" eyes and sharper cheekbones. a school for prospective ninja. and her English voice actor is Tara Platt. 2:26 He is voiced in the Japanese anime by Ikue Ōtani. Jiraiya was under the tutelage of the Third Hokage. she typically uses her winds to remove parts of the battlefield that might be advantageous to the enemy. named after Konohagakure.ch. Jiraiya Main article: Jiraiya (Naruto) Jiraiya (自来也?) is a Konohagakure ninja and one of Naruto's teachers. 12. yet all of his attempts resulted in a mere recreation of Naruto. the bond between Naruto and Jiraiya is his favorite. emulating his work ethic. which was sealed into Naruto Uzumaki. and signature jutsu such as the Rasengan and a variety of other techniques. noting that it makes drawing them "worthwhile". along with his teammates. He bears no ill will towards Naruto. the nine-tailed fox. Konohamaru insists. Colleen O'Shaughnessey is his English voice actor. and by Akiko Koike as a stand-in.vol. 2Konohamaru's design caused great difficulties for Masashi Kishimoto. but this was abandoned in favor of a more relaxed appearance. his parents were killed by Kurama. ch. He eventually gave Konohamaru small. In battle. Although still . Naruto thinks of Iruka as a father-figure because of this. As a child. and Iruka in turn has great faith in Naruto's potential to be a great ninja. not as the Hokage's grandson. and was instantly happy with the design.ch. 1 In the Japanese anime.villages work together.vol. however. 107 Temari's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Romi Paku. Tsunade and Orochimaru. that he will only become Hokage after Naruto has been Hokage first. Konohamaru Sarutobi Konohamaru Sarutobi (猿飛 木ノ葉丸 Sarutobi Konohamaru?). vol. Kishimoto has commented that out of all the master-pupil relationships he has created in the Naruto series. and his English voice actor is Quinton Flynn.
 and in the English version her voice actor is Barbara Goodson. however. resulting with him choosing names such as "fatso" and "ugly". She left Konohagakure with Tsunade after the death of her uncle. Gaara also dies before they can rescue him. When Deidara defeats and kidnaps Gaara. 245 In the Japanese anime. he spends much of his time traveling.affiliated with Konohagakure. only to have many of her efforts nullified by the work ofTsunade. he begins to crave bonds with other people. Despite her medicinal affinity. her seiyū is Keiko Nemoto. authoring a series of best-selling adult romance novels.ch. he takes Naruto as his student. as she identifies details that Tsunade tends to overlook. creating interference with Tsunade's plans and temporarily straining the relationship between the two. 91 During Part I.ch. Despite their efforts. Kishimoto was careful in his design to make him stand out. she used her knowledge of poisons to aid Sunagakure. He eventually learns . her seiyū is Ikuko Tani. She is mistrustful of other ninja villages. and his English voice actor is David Lodge. In Part II of the series. 303 Sai's attempts to form bonds involve giving pet names to others. which has since become his primary role in the series. he often says what he actually thinks of a person. She is a skilled puppeteer and taught her grandson. In the Japanese anime. and returns him to Konohagakure in Part II as he begins to keep tabs on the movements of the criminal organization Akatsuki.ch. and over the years. After spending time with Naruto Uzumaki. Sasori. Chiyo gives up her life to revive Gaara.ch. Shizune Shizune (シズネ?) is a Konohagakure ninja introduced in the series as Tsunade's assistant. Tsunade taught her medical techniques. During the various ninja wars. Jiraiya is voiced by Hōchū Ōtsuka. Replacing Sasuke in the team. Having been a member of The Foundationsince he was a child. ch. Shizune's concern for details causes her to question Tsunade's judgment. many of the attacks she uses in the series are poison-based. in Part II. and he proudly describes himself as a "super pervert". 280 In later chapters. 166 Shizune is one of the few characters that Tsunade trusts with absolute certainty. 375 Touched by the genuine bond formed between Sunagakure and Konoha. Chiyo Chiyo (チヨ?) is an adviser to Sunagakure who is introduced at the start of Part II. everything she knew. Sai Sai (サイ?) is a ninja who joins Team 7 in Part II. with the help of Sakura Haruno. however. and her English voice actor is Megan Hollingshead. Chiyo is brought back through Impure World Resurrection to fight against the combined Shinobi army. After the alliance catches up with the kidnappers. including using concealed poisoned needles or emitting toxic gas from her mouth. Chiyo. Sai has been trained to not possess or desire any type of emotion or camaraderie. Jiraiya's personality is openly lecherous. hoping that the relationship of peace might be continued. 282 In the Japanese anime.ch. Chiyo joins a group of Konohagakure ninja in rescuing him.ch. making treaties as a formality and quietly strengthening Sunagakure's military might simultaneously. the leader of Sunagakure. is able to confront and kill her grandson Sasori.
Sai spends his time painting and drawing. calling Ino Yamanaka "pretty lady". ch. he stays on the team in an additional leadership position. the nine-tailed fox within him. for instance. Yamato can form anything out of wood at will. twelve years before the series' .ch. but rather a codename assigned to him for the purposes of joining Team 7. Nine-Tailed Demon Fox) is the most powerful of the tailed beasts. as he can stop Naruto Uzumaki if Kurama. who places his teammates before the mission. Orochimaru was forced to flee Konohagakure before he could complete his testing.from his mistakes and attempts the opposite approach. citing that as ninja they should be able to look after themselves. and as such is expected to be the guardian of the village. Yamato will leave them behind if they become a hindrance. gets out of control. This is the primary reason he is assigned to Team 7. 298 During his childhood.ch. When using Mokuton techniques.ch. 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. 312 When not making an attempt to bond with others. Killer Bee has complete control over the beast sealed within him. Kurama Kurama (九喇嘛?). It also allows him to suppress a tailed beast's influence over its host. 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. and his English voice actor is Reno Wilson. 411 The host of the ushi-oni-like eight-tailed beast. lit. In battle he uses its great strength to increase the lethality of his professional wrestling-styled attacks. Naruto Uzumaki. 419. Yamato's seiyū is Rikiya Koyama.ch. and thus never knew that Yamato had successfully obtained the First's Mokuton techniques. 411 Killer Bee is the adoptive brother of A (エー Ē?). He is introduced during Part II as one of the two hosts that have yet to be captured by the criminal organizationAkatsuki.ch. 541 When Akatsuki attacks him. the current Raikage of Kumogakure. 537 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Hisao Egawa. as a single swipe of one of its tails can raise tsunamis and flatten mountains. and has produced thousands of works. "Yamato" is not his real name.ch. 285 After Kakashi's return. who gave his life to seal the fox into his son. 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. 291 In the Naruto: Shippūden anime.ch. 317 Unlike Kakashi. Kurama is responsible for attacking Konohagakure before being stopped by the Fourth Hokage.ch. 283 Sai's seiyū is Satoshi Hino in the Naruto: Shippūden anime. the other being series protagonist Naruto Uzumaki. Killer Bee Killer Bee (キラービー Kirābī?) is a ninja from the village of Kumogakure. who is often called the Nine-Tails (九尾の妖狐 Kyūbi no Yōko?. His artistic talents extend to his choice of attacks in battles: he can infuse chakra with his inking brush to make his drawings come to life. and his English voice actor is Benjamin Diskin. Yamato was abducted by Orochimaru and experimented upon in an attempt to replicate the First Hokage's unique abilities. and in the English version he is voiced by Troy Baker.ch.
commenting that Naruto Uzumaki combined the finer values of his shōnen predecessors. wallpapers.H. Active Anime lauded the characters for not being "simple cardboard cut-out characters" due to their "fleshed out personalities" and "underlying dramatic motivations". Anime Boredom agreed with this assessment. Peter. and celebrated how the characters allowed the series to successfully incorporate comedy. 1 Throughout the series.E. and noted that several of the characters were not likable. provoking his rage and thus allowing its violent personality to influence and consume him. 95 At the same time. A second review from T. backpacks.  T. Reception The characters of Naruto have received both praise and criticism from publications dedicated to anime.E. and trading cards from the Naruto Collectible Card Game. faces and personalities" that . its seiyū is Tesshō Genda.M. key chains. As the seal is to be broken if Naruto uses all of Kurama's chakra. and drama together in a believable manner. manga. but lamented the characters' personalities tended to fall between Naruto's "charisma and coolness" and Sasuke's "blandness". Kurama tries to gain control over Naruto. 291 Naruto eventually takes control of the fox's chakra with help from his mother Kushina Uzumaki. making it difficult to think about the characters on "any deep or meaningful level". The anime and manga magazine Neo described Naruto's character as "irksome". and figurines—many of which are limited editions produced in small quantities. hair. Anime Reviews disagreed. and other accessories. and in the English adaptation. plush dolls of characters' Part I and Part II appearances. extolling the characters as "well rounded" and "imaginative".ch. The visual appearances of the characters in the anime and manga have also received notice from reviewers. and other media. Apparel such as clothing. 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. In the Japanese anime. Merchandise Several types of merchandise have been produced based on the likeness of the characters in the Naruto series. 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. have been released. ch.ch.H. Anime Reviews offered a more positive view. after a couple isolated incidents of falling under its influence during heated battles. action. Anime News Network praised the characters' "distinctive clothing. dismissing the characters as echoes of stereotypicalshōnen characters. Many characters are also featured on posters. Other merchandise includes action figures. as well as full costumes used for cosplay. and believed the primary focus of the series was on the fighting. it is voiced by Paul St.ch.M. Kurama's former possessor. 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.start. and praised the "deeply moving emotional trials" they undergo over the course of the series.
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