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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.
and she is voiced by Kate Higgins in the English adaptation. Obito Uchiha. the leader of Team 7 and the sensei of Naruto. Kakashi has amassed a reputation as a skilled and powerful ninja. In Part II when Sakura and Naruto are 16. Sasuke. As the two continued to grow. including his tardiness. and Sakura. Kishimoto had originally intended for Kakashi to be introduced earlier in the series than he actually was. Sasuke's seiyū is Noriaki Sugiyama. As a child. and his English voice actor is Dave Wittenberg.ch. In a gaiden on Kakashi's past. Kakashi Hatake Main article: Kakashi Hatake Kakashi Hatake (はたけ カカシ Hatake Kakashi?) is one of the primary protagonists of the Naruto series.ch. After his 1st attempt is delayed by the Sound Ninja 4. She was comforted by Ino Yamanaka. Kakashi treats his leadership position with a detached manner. Kishimoto created her as the heroine of the series. . 243 With Obito's Sharingan. 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. however. although he has admitted that he has little perception of what an ideal heroine should be.ch. they became increasingly distant due to their shared affection for Sasuke Uchiha. which leads him to leave the village to seek more power from the criminal Orochimaru. 297 In the Japanese anime. however. and is consistently late to meetings as a result. who gave Kakashi his Sharingan eye and imparted many of his habits. she makes Naruto make a lifelong promise to bring him back.ch. 3 But after Sasuke leaves the village. 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. 237 His teammates' attempts to recover him from Orochimaru forms a major component of the Part II plot.During an encounter with his brother in Part I. she displays highly developed skills from her training giving her the brutal power and strength of about 10 men. he is unable to prevent Sasuke from leaving the village to seek Orochimaru for greater power. vol. ch. earning the moniker "Copy Ninja Kakashi" (コピー忍者のカカシ Kopī Ninja no Kakashi?). Sakura was taunted by other children because of her large forehead. 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. 176 Kakashi's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kazuhiko Inoue. 212 Although he mentors all three members of Team 7 early in the series. teaching him his Chidori technique. she resolves to become stronger by training with Tsunade. Sakura is in love with Sasuke. During most of Part I. and his English voice actor is Yuri Lowenthal.ch. a feature Kishimoto has tried to emphasize in Sakura's appearances. her seiyū is Chie Nakamura. and created him as an easygoing person that would be able to keep the members of Team 7 in check. In the Japanese anime. 1. he concentrates on training Sasuke as the series continues.
He is soon revealed to be a spy and Orochimaru's foremost servant. As a child. To emphasize his role as a villain. Orochimaru Main article: Orochimaru (Naruto) Orochimaru (大蛇丸?) is one of the primary antagonists of the Naruto series. lit. 289 Kabuto uses his various former affiliations as a means to gather intelligence on Orochimaru's behalf. who defeats him. 170 His desire to obtain immortality led him to conduct experiments on other Konohagakure ninja. is one of his driving motivations throughout the series. and his desire for a new host. After attacking fellow Akatsuki member Itachi Uchiha. his most common seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kujira. he participates in the bi-annual ninja exams as a villager of Konohagakure so as to gather information on his fellow participants.ch.ch. and his role as a villain is gradually escalated as the series progresses. which ordered him to enter the service of Orochimaru. in the hopes of destroying his former home. he leaves Akatsuki and establishes his own ninja village. he was found on a battlefield by a medical officer from Konohagakure. particularly Sasuke Uchiha. 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. he distinguished himself as one of the village's most powerful ninja along with his teammates.ch. and he eventually fled the village and joined the criminal organization Akatsuki. who took Kabuto and raised him as a son. for instance. a panoply of voice actors are utilized for Orochimaru. 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. Jiraiya and Tsunade. During his time in the village.ch. 69 His immortality technique involves transferring his consciousness between different host bodies. "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. Otogakure. 164 In Part II Kabuto integrates . 88 Kabuto is highly proficient with medical techniques. In the series. The village is not contiguous.ch. including the criminal organization Akatsuki.Antagonists Otogakure See also: World of Naruto Otogakure (音隠れの里 Otogakure no Sato?. 66 Kabuto began acting as a spy for numerous countries and organizations. ch.ch. and the corresponding English voice actor is Steven Blum. Kishimoto worked towards making him appear "pasty and sickly" as part of his theme of distinguishing villains from the protagonists. 238 Because of his different host bodies and the disguises he assumes. Orochimaru is a former ninja of Konohagakure and a student of the Third Hokage. consisting of multiple assorted lairs located within the Land of Sound and outside it.
203. 184 Akatsuki Akatsuki (暁?. to capture Kurama (the nine-tailed fox sealed within Naruto Uzumaki) Akatsuki is not prominently featured in Part I. The Sound Four act as his bodyguards. 184 The group was originally known as the "Sound Five". They share similar clothing.ch. It is composed of Jirobo (次郎坊 Jirōbō?). but dies as a result of his illness. as they were forced to accept Kimimaro (君麻呂?) as the leader after he defeated the entire group in battle. Kabuto's seiyū isNobutoshi Canna. 201 As a group they specialize in barriers.Orochimaru's remains into his body in order to become powerful enough to not serve anyone again. and are considered by their former homes to be S-class criminals.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.ch. "Dawn" or "Daybreak") is an organization of criminal ninja that serves as the primary antagonistic force of the Naruto series. 206 Kimimaro laters joins the group to protect Sasuke. dark cloak bearing red clouds and a chin-high collar. lit. Led by Tobi. but Kabuto expresses desire to kill Sasuke Uchiha. 143 In Part II. a sixarmed ninja who can produce spider-webs to fight and specialized in ranged combat. ch. the Akatsuki's goal is world domination by using the power of the nine tailed beasts.ch. which greatly increases the strengths of the users when active. 187 Kidomaru (鬼童丸 Kidōmaru?). At any given time. showing his abilities to fight with his own bones. "Hidden Sound Shinobi Four People". but do not become a prominent part of the story until Sasuke Uchiha attempts to leave Konohagakure to join Otogakure. Akatsuki is composed of ten members. a woman that uses a flute to control summoned demons and cast illusions.ch. and afterwards settle things with Naruto once he has learned to control the remains. most notably a long. Sound Four The Sound Four (音隠れの忍四人衆 Otogakure no Shinobi Yonin Shū?.ch. Orochimaru's remains gradually begin to take over his body. English TV: "Sound Ninja Four") are Orochimaru's elite bodyguards. ch. Sasuke manages to escape. and although they are all defeated by Konohagakure ninja. defensive walls. a large-sized man who specializes in absorbing chakra and close-quarters combat. After Kimimaro became bedridden due to his illness. the most powerful and wanted ninja in the Naruto universe. 217 All of them possess Orochimaru's cursed seals. 357 Once mastering Orochimaru's jutsu for summoning the souls of the dead. 520 In the Japanese anime. though he acts through the group's figurehead leader Pain.ch. they take a more active role. 192 Sakon (左近?) and Ukon (右近?). capturing Gaara and extracting .ch. sealing techniques as well as possessing their own individual uniquetechniques. and his English voice actor is Henry Dittman. 239 The members of Akatsuki are ninja who have abandoned their villages. the group resumed calling themselves the Sound Four.ch.204 and Tayuya (多由也?).ch. two twin brothers which have the ability of combining their bodies. lit. Aside from an attempt by two Akatsuki members. Itachi Uchiha and Kisame Hoshigaki. who operate in two-man teams. They are introduced during Orochimaru's invasion of Konohagakure.
Though having spent his early youth as the child prodigy of the Uchiha clan. While he was still loyal to Kirigakure.ch. In battle. he has been voiced by Crispin Freeman. 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.ch. His first voice actor in the English anime was Skip Stellrecht. Deidara Deidara (デイダラ?) is a former ninja of Iwagakure.ch. 400 In the Japanese anime. 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. Deidara holds a grudge against . Kisame Hoshigaki Kisame Hoshigaki (干柿 鬼鮫 Hoshigaki Kisame?) is a former ninja of Kirigakure and partnered to Itachi Uchiha. Though he came to embrace the organization. Only allowing those it sees as worthy to wield it. Kisame is decapitated by Bee and the Raikage. the real Kisame having hidden inside Samehada. and his English voice actor is Kirk Thornton. having a unique appearance with pale blue skin.ch. 142 By fusing Samehada into him. Kisame can assume a more shark-like form that increases his abilities. is a living weapon covered in scales that can absorb untold amounts of an opponent's chakra. Kisame himself has massive amounts of chakra. from his body. with the explanation that he was testing his abilities. Samehada (鮫肌 "Sharkskin" in Shippuden?). It is later revealed that was just a shapeshifting technique performed by Zetsu.the one-tailed tanuki. Samehada can provide the user with the chakra it holds. not only is he revealed to have had help from Madara Uchiha in killing the clan.ch. and sharp triangular teeth. Shukaku. a gill-like facial structure. comparable to a tailed beast. 487 He attempts to flee from the ninjas but is defeated by Guy and captured. Kisame was one of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. 258 After discarding Samehada when it chose Killer Bee over him. but not before using one of them to steal back the information he had compiled and send it to the Akatsuki. ensuring him an infinite amount of stamina. He was also a terrorist bomber-for-hire before Itachi Uchiha forced him to join Akatsuki. His sword. Kisame committes suicide by summoning sharks and allowing them to eat him. but in all following appearances. a group of violent ninja that use particularly large swords in battle. sparing only his brother. Itachi's seiyū isHideo Ishikawa. but he performed the massacre under the orders of Konoha's leadership so as to prevent an Uchiha coup d'état. 508 His seiyūin the Japanese anime is Tomoyuki Dan. Sasuke Uchiha.ch. as well as working towards capturing the remaining tailed beasts. Itachi is treated as a villain for much of the series. he frequently shapes water into the forms of sharks to damage opponents.ch. He is initially portrayed as being solely responsible for the killing of his entire clan and family. 224 Around the time of his death his villainous role is downplayed. who voiced Itachi in episodes 29 and 30.
Deidara becomes more like a teacher to Tobi. 366 Each of Deidara's hands have mouths on them that. Sasori Sasori (サソリ?) is a former ninja of Sunagakure and known as "Sasori of the Red Sand" (赤砂のサソ リ Akasuna no Sasori?). and in the anime of Shippuden by Roger Craig Smith. literally "going out with a bang" as his fellow Akatsuki members put it. 255 He is cannibalistic. by infusing clay or other fine-grained minerals with chakra. which he refined to fit his needs over the years. he is voiced by Takahiro Sakurai and the English version by Johnny Yong Bosch. and in the English version he is voiced by Kari Wahlgren and as an adult. 267 After Orochimaru's defection Sasori teamed with Deidara. but not before telling Sakura about his rendezvous with one of Orochimaru's henchmen who had been working for him as a spy. something that few other ninja are capable of. as he feels their Sharingan eyes look down on his abilities. Sasori fights Kankuro. 248 In due time he devised a way to convert the corpses of humans into puppets. 271 Sakura Haruno and Chiyo eventually destroy his heart.ch. which essentially gives him eternal life and allows him to control hundreds of puppets at once.ch. Chiyo who taught Sasori the art of puppetry.ch.ch. he can animate and control them remotely. and so Deidara transforms himself into a living bomb in an effort to kill Sasuke and to prove the supremacy of his art. ch. but is defeated and released from Kabuto's jutsu after being captured. he is voiced by Quinton Flynn. Zetsu Zetsu (ゼツ?) is the only member of Akatsuki to regularly act without a partner.ch. resulting in his death.ch. is voiced by Yutaka Aoyama in the Japanese version and in the English version by J. and is often sent to dispose of bodies Akatsuki does not . who looks to him and his artistic knowledge with reverence. and adopts a genuine care for his well-being.ch.ch. In the Japanese anime. allowing him to use any of the ninja abilities they possessed during their life for himself. he is partnered with Sasori. 359 Upon joining the Akatsuki. 248 Sasuke Uchiha. Itachi's younger brother.ch. 363 He is later resurrected by Kabuto. His parents were killed by Sakumo Hatake. is able to systematically nullify his bombs in combat. Blanc. In his cameo appearance in episode 135 of the English adaptation. the only part of his humanity he kept when converting himself to a puppet. His scorpion-like puppet body. create "sculptures" that are actually bombs that explode with varying intensities. 464 After being resurrected by Kabuto. Because of this Zetsu serves a variety of different positions in Akatsuki. B.ch. Sasori is voiced by Akiko Yajima as a child. Hiruko. leaving him in the care of his grandmother. Lacking the love of parents. but fails in the attempt. This is in part a result of his ability to merge with any object and quickly travel to a new location. 520 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Katsuhiko Kawamoto. and from the time of their creation to their detonation. 263 In time he even converted his own body into a puppet. Deidara's bombs can take any form he chooses. Sasori left Sunagakure when he got older and joined Akatsuki where he is initially partnered with Orochimaru. and is replaced by Tobi after his death. such as a spy that observes and reports on battles of interest. Though he abuses Tobi when he annoys him.Itachi and all Uchiha throughout the series.
ch. 261 Zetsu's body is split into two different colors. After the Kage refuse to surrender to him. Replacing his left Sharingan with a Rinnegan. 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 ?).ch. the two sides have their own personalities and knowledge bases. which allows him to use the Uchiha's techniques.ch. ch.ch. 544 During the ensuing war. frequently leading to discussions and arguments between the two. Similarly. he starts taking a special interest in Sasuke's development up to Itachi Uchiha's death while leading Akatsuki. and in the English Shippuden anime he is voiced by Travis Willingham. one of the founders of Konohagakure and the Uchiha clan. Zetsu's seiyū is Nobuo Tobita.In the Japanese anime.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. 364 He also reveals having the Sharingan. he decided to make Zetsu half black and half white to emphasize his split personality. Minato Namikaze. . Tobi takes the name of Madara Uchiha (うちは マダラ Uchiha Madara?).ch. Zetsu has two voice actors: the black half is voiced by Michael Sorich and the white half is voiced by Brian Beacock. who re-sealed Kurama. In his cameo appearance in episode 134 of the English adaptation. from within its previous host. 512 As Kishimoto originally planned Akatsuki to be a group of individuals with close to no human characteristics.want found. Tobi becomes able to replicate Pain's manipulation of six corpses. He initially acts carefree and goofy often resulting on him being attacked by Deidara. 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.ch. 385 Now behaving more seriously.ch.. 310 Taking Sasuke under his wing. 317 In battle. If necessary. 501 After Pain's death. 400 It is also revealed that Tobi is responsible for unsealing Kurama. Tobi takes Nagato's body to retrieve his Rinnegan.ch. the nine-tailed fox. 467 Tobi is blackmailed by Kabuto Yakushi to form a reluctant alliance with him when presented with the real Madara's corpse. 289 Using the DNA of the First Hokage and chakra from the tailed beasts.ch. the original Madara is revived to aid Akatsuki exposing Tobi as an impersonator. Madara created numerous clones of Zetsu's white half to use as soldiers in the Fourth Ninja World War.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. 395 After Deidara dies in a bid to kill Sasuke Uchiha with him. who came into direct conflict with the First Hokage and was thought to be dead. Tobi declares the Fourth Shinobi World War. Tobi discloses the truth behind Itachi's secret life to him to have him on his side in destroying Konoha. 510. to attack Konoha before the series' start resulting in the sacrifice from the Fourth Hokage. Kushina Uzumaki. 490 To prepare for the war. bringing all life-forms under his command. his right side being black and his left being white.ch.
Their battle culminates in Hidan being blown up. and Shikamaru burying his still-speaking remains in a place Akatsuki will never be able to reach. In the English version. Hidan's seiyū is Masaki Terasoma. 339 As such. he is sent out to participate in the war until being sealed. Hidan is no longer considered a member by the rest of Akatsuki. Because he is immortal. Hidan can create a voodoo doll-like link with his opponent. In the English anime. Hidan is not impaired while doing this. lit.ch.ch. Pain . Tobi's seiyu is Wataru Takagi and since taking the name of Madara. allowing him to kill them by giving himself fatal injuries. his or another. he is voiced by Chris Edgerly and in Naruto Shippūden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 by Wally Wingert. he is voiced by Naoya Uchida.ch. being paired up with the immortal Hidan as a result. Hidan Hidan (飛段?) is the immortal. 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. Once this link is created. After Naruto Uzumaki leaves his final heart on the brink of failure. However.ch. 353 In the Japanese version of the anime. back onto its owner. and sadomasochistic partner of Kakuzu and a former ninja of Yugakure. his extreme temperament led Kakuzu to dislike having a partner and eventually killing whomever he is partnered with in a fit of rage. The threads are also capable of piercing flesh. foul-mouthed. 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 is motivated by greed and joins the Akatsuki to seek out valuablebounties.ch. any damage done to Hidan's body is reflected on his opponent. the Village Hidden in the Waterfalls. "evil god") religion. 322 Kakuzu's body is composed of large amounts of black threads. his first persona is voiced by Michael Yurchak and the Madara one by Nolan North. In the Japanese anime. Kakuzu's seiyū is Takaya Hashi and in the English version he is voiced by Fred Tatasciore. Kakuzu is easily finished off by Kakashi. In the Japanese anime. the Village Hidden in Boiling Water. The masks can be detached during combat situations to shoot elemental blasts at his opponents.ch. allowing him to reattach any bodypart. 313His religion's experimentations have led to the creation of his unique abilities. 325 After Hidan uses this ability to kill Asuma Sarutobi. noting his mask to be easy to make. instead finding pleasure in the pain it causes him. Kakuzu Kakuzu (角都?) is the partner of Hidan and a former ninja of Takigakure. 336 Kakuzu's hearts are systematically destroyed soon after his introduction by a group of Konohagakure ninja. 342After being resurrected by Kabuto.Kishimoto found him to be his favorite Akatsuki character at the time to draw. Kakuzu can store up to four spare hearts in animal masks that are sewn to his back. by consuming an opponent's blood and then drawing Jashin's triangular-design on the ground.ch. and can quickly be recalled to his body if he needs a replacement heart.Shikamaru Nara fights him to avenge his teacher. He is a member of the Jashin(ジャシン?.
ch.ch. one of six different bodies collectively known as The Six Paths of Pain (ペイン六道 Pein Rikudō?). the six Paths use the Rinnegan to share visual information and coordinate attacks. Controlled by a single conscious mind.ch. "Saṃsāra Eye"). 378. and in the Shippuden anime he is voiced by Troy Baker. 369 All six bodies are eventually defeated by Naruto. 509After Yahiko's death as a result of a trap by Hanzo years later. Human. like Konan. he is voiced by Dave Wittenberg. 449 Nagato is later resurrected by Kabuto and sent alongside Itachi to battle Naruto and Killer Bee. Naruto is able to renew Nagato's faith in his late master and in the possibility of peace. while Nagato's seiyū is Junpei Morita. Kishimoto originally wanted her to have an obscene appearance showing more of her bust. In the Japanese anime.  Each also has a Rinnegan (輪廻 眼?. 373. was an Amegakure orphan trained by Jiraiya alongside Yahiko (弥彦?) before he became Deva Pain. Preta. 419 All but one of the bodies have orange hair and a number of body piercings that. Konan was also a pupil under Jiraiya after she was orphaned as a child by one of Amegakure's many wars and forced to fend for herself. Nagato came to the realization that peace could only be attained by teaching the world the pain caused by war. from a design standpoint. give Pain a "more dangerous" appearance and relate the pain of their installation to the character's name. 378 The Paths of Pain are controlled by Nagato (長門?) who. Awakening his Rinnegan secretly provided by Madara. becoming a "god" in the eyes of Amegakure's citizens. Konan Konan (小南?) is the only female ninja in Akatsuki. In his cameo appearance in episode 135 of the English adaptation. ch.Naraka. the unique eye technique possessed by the Sage of the Six Paths. Asura. As such. the leader of Akatsuki. from left to right: Animal. To that end he adopted the name "Pain" to conquer Amegakure before killing Hanzo. Deva. but after Itachi escapes Kabuto's control he is sealed by Itachi. As a result. lit. Pain's seiyū is Ken'yū Horiuchi. each of the six bodies are individually named after one of the six Buddhist paths of reincarnation. Nagato's desires peace for the world. Because she . prompting Nagato to sacrifice his life in order to revive the people he killed in Konoha. partnered to Konan and the principal figure in the tailed beast sealing ceremony thanks to his ability to manipulate souls. Being a partner of Nagato.The Six Paths of Pain. Pain (ペイン Pein?) is one of the major antagonists of the Naruto series. while Nagato is voiced by Vic Mignogna.ch. The first Pain appearing in the series is actually Deva Pain.
352. lit. which she controls and reshapes remotely to scout out an area. or create wings that mirror her title. Decapitating Knife). Zabuza and his followers fled the village and began working as mercenary .serves under Pain. 365 and is highly flirtatious when she is alone with Sasuke. Prior to carrying out this intent. After Nagato's death. and Karin is abandoned by Sasuke during the ensuing fight with Danzō Shimura. but is killed after being forced to reveal Nagato's resting place.ch. form weapons for attack. 372 Later. Konan withdraws her position in Akatsuki and leaves the organization. Zabuza possesses a massive sword called Kubikiri Bōchō (首斬り包丁?.ch.ch. Taka splits as Jugo and Suigetsu are captured by the samurai of the Land of Iron.ch. Konan's seiyū is Atsuko Tanakaand in the English anime. she is referred to by villagers of Amegakure as "God's angel". After a failed coup d'état wherein he tried to assassinate the Fourth Mizukage. 403 After Sasuke's failed infiltration of the Kage Summit in the Land of Iron. "Hawk") is a group formed by Sasuke Uchiha that consists of Orochimaru's former subordinates. using it as a key component in her battle style.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. While Konan's abilities are restricted when the paper is wet. with its mission being to find and kill Sasuke's brother. a former assistant to Orochimaru who specializes in track specific individuals through chakra over long distances.who was used to create Orochimaru's cursed seals thanks to his enzymes that cause him to be mentally unstable. and sees Sasuke as the living legacy from his late friend Kimimaro. she is confronted by Madara over the location of Nagato's Rinnegan eyes. a group of ninja that use particularly large swords in battle.ch. to avenge the latter's slaughter of the Uchiha clan. 348 The third and last member is the prisoner Jugo (重吾 Jūgo?) . since paper will cling to itself and lose its stiffness. her voice actor is Dorothy Elias-Fahn. Itachi Uchiha. 523 The second member is Karin (香燐?). Sasuke renames their group "Taka" and changes its mission to the destruction of Konoha. 510 In the Japanese anime. she is able to use this weakness to her advantage as she implements explosive tags into her paper clones. which is later claimed by Suigetsu Hozukiafter Zabuza's death. 352 Its first recruited member is Suigetsu Hozuki (鬼灯 水月 Hōzuki Suigetsu?). "Snake").ch. 482. who wishes to restore the Kirigakure's Seven Swordsmen by taking their swords. While under Jiraiya.ch. 373 Konan can divide her body into countless sheets of paper.ch. Konan learned to take advantage of her natural talent with origami.ch. 351 After Itachi's death and Sasuke's discovery that the Uchiha were wiped out under the orders of Konohagakure. a former test subject of Orochimaru able to turn his body to liquid form. Taka Taka (鷹?. Sasuke agrees to work with Akatsuki to help them capture the eight-tailed beast. When first formed it goes by the name "Hebi" (蛇?. She fights him.
His father killed his mother when it was discovered that she possessed a genetic ability. joins Naruto Uzumaki and Team 7 in their search for Sasuke Uchiha. Because he takes too long to complete the task. Zabuza is skilled in water-based abilities. Haku dislikes fighting and does all that he can to subdue opponents without actually killing them. Haku lived as an orphan. and his English voice actor is Steven Blum. Haku Haku (白?) is Zabuza Momochi's right hand man and most faithful follower. 354 Kiba Inuzuka . however. After wandering from place to place for a time he was found by Zabuza. and only by being useful does he find a purpose in life. He has a heavily androgynous appearance. 21 Before he started working for Zabuza. though is mortally wounded and dies soon afterwards. 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. is in assassinations. so much so that when Naruto Uzumaki first meets Haku he ends up mistaking him for a girl. Mona Marshall voiced Haku as a child. Haku becomes unquestioningly protective of and loyal to Zabuza. Team 8. with each of the members' unique abilities being utilized in this role. and kill them without them ever noticing his presence. and with his superb accuracy he can hit pressure points to put opponents in a death-like state. 524 In the Japanese anime. 26 His talents lead to him being hired by a criminal mastermind named Gato to kill a man named Tazuna. becoming a human shield to protect his master from Kakashi Hatake's Lightning Blade.ch. 24 Haku is resurrected by Kabuto later in the series to fight in the Shinobi World War. "Ice Release"). 29 He ultimately gives his life in his mission to be useful to Zabuza. 32 The Kubikiri Bōchō served as Zabuza's gravemarker until it was taken by Suigetsu. 516. despite being a ninja and Zabuza's tool of battle. As a result. Zabuza can blind an opponent.ch. due to her pregnancy. a job he is never able to finish due to interference by Tazuna's bodyguard. Zabuza kills him first.ch. He commonly uses this ability to surround an enemy with ice mirrors that he can freely merge with and instantly move between. Other characters Team 8 Team 8 is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Kurenai Yuhi. and his employer tries to have Zabuza killed. locate them by the sounds they make.ch.ch. He then bombards them with needles. and his English voice actor is Susan Dalian.ch. Hyōton (氷遁?. lit. Kakashi Hatake. 524 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Mayumi Asano. His area of expertise.assassins. except Kurenai. During Part II. 516. by blanketing an area in mist.ch. ch. his seiyū is Unshō Ishizuka. 30 Haku's genetic inheritance. 30 Like most Kirigakure ninja. He recognized Haku's talents and agreed to take him in as a tool. and Haku then killed him. allows him to mix wind and water elements to create ice. The members of Team 8 primarily concentrate on tracking.ch. his contract is revoked.ch. This reflects his pacifist nature.
Akamaru's vocal effects are provided by Jamie Simone though Kyle Hebert provided the voice of Akamaru when it took Kiba's form. ch. and the ability to detect others' chakra levels. who is also theseiyū for Naruto Uzumaki. he fails to notice this drastic difference.ch. To help Kiba keep track of opponents. 238 In the Japanese anime. 75 He can also drastically increase his sense of smell. 204 In exchange for Kiba's devotion. Akamaru. but since Kiba spends so much time with Akamaru. 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. in regards to opponents as well as his attachment to insects. unwilling to abandon him and putting himself in harm's way for Akamaru's sake. 70 Nevertheless. he relies on Kiba to provide the chakra for the combination attacks they execute. who voices Kiba. his seiyū is Shinji Kawada. ch. Most apparent of his connection to dogs is the constant presence of his ninja dog (忍犬 ninken?). the bugs do as he commands. Kiba usually modifies his own abilities at the start of a battle.ch.ch. Akamaru Akamaru (赤丸?) is Kiba Inuzuka's ninja dog (忍犬 ninken?). giving them a strong odor that can easily be tracked. when Akamaru transforms into a clone of Kiba. have caused other characters to label him as "creepy. In battle. 172 A deep connection with insects runs in Shino's family. Kiba is fiercely loyal to Akamaru. By Part II of the Naruto storyline. Akamaru is voiced by Junko Takeuchi. and by the second half of the series he can use it to track things dogs cannot.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. His first voice actor in the . Since Akamaru is naturally better equipped for combat. however. and constant companion. which requires Akamaru to transform into a clone of Kiba. Akamaru acts as a valuable tool for Kiba in hostile situations. Shino's merciless tendencies. growing claws and traveling on all four limbs to increase his speed. boxing them in without their knowledge and absorbing their chakra once they have been surrounded. 282 With his heightened sense of smell. During a battle. In the English adaptation of the anime. In exchange for using Shino as a hive and feeding on his chakra. At the start of the series. 364 Kiba's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kōsuke Toriumi. best friend. Shino cares deeply for his teammates. Shino Aburame Shino Aburame (油女 シノ Aburame Shino?) is one of the members of Team 8 and is fascinated with insects.ch. he spends his free time capturing and studying insects and often uses them as analogies during conversation. he uses his heightened senses to Kiba's advantage. Akamaru can urinate on them.ch. 203 In the original Japanese anime. and Kōsuke Toriumi." ch. Kiba carries Akamaru around on his head or inside his jacket. hearing. being acutely aware of their inner workings and always regretting when he is unable to help them. Akamaru grows large enough for Kiba to ride atop his back. and his English voice actor is Kyle Hebert. Akamaru fights with him in battle. and helps to double-team opponents with volleys of physical attacks. Shino directs his bugs towards an opponent.
She is always reluctant to speak her mind or to do something that might antagonize another character.ch. and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn in all subsequent appearances. Kurenai Yuhi Kurenai Yuhi (夕日 紅 Yūhi Kurenai?) is the leader of Team 8. he has been voiced by Derek Stephen Prince. 78 Soon after her introduction. 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. Of all her students. most characters are aware of her feelings.ch. The fathers of the three team members Choji Akimichi.  Team 10 Team 10 is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Asuma Sarutobi.ch. and her English voice actor is Stephanie Sheh.ch. who voiced Shino in episodes 23 and 24. causing her difficulties whenever she is on a mission. However. 437 Her seiyū in the Japanese anime is Nana Mizuki. Kurenai is closest with Hinata. Hinata finally admits her feelings to Naruto while protecting him from Pain.ch. Inspired by Naruto's confidence and determination. In the English adaptation of the anime. many other characters assume them to be a couple. Hinata begins training to become stronger.English anime wasSam Riegel. her seiyū is Rumi Ochiai. 141 In the Japanese anime.ch.ch.ch. Because of this. 80 While Hinata is hesitant to openly admit her feelings for him. she goes out of her way to help him. During Part II. Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child. and both . Kurenai Yuhi. 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. both to overcome her own weaknesses and to prove her worth to her father. 78 Whenever Kurenai appears in the series. acting as a surrogate parent in the absence of Hinata's father and helping Hinata overcome her weaknesses. she was voiced by Saffron Henderson in episode three. Her efforts begin to prove successful towards the end of Part I. and Ino Yamanaka were also on a team together. 238 Though Hinata's training has in large part been to prove herself. Hinata's inability to stand up for herself caused her father to disown her at a young age. but in all following appearances. she also trains to try and win the attention of the series protagonist Naruto Uzumaki. 77 In the anime.ch. Shikamaru Nara. Hinata becomes infatuated with Naruto to the extent that she immediately blushes or faints upon seeing him. 140 During Part II of the series. as her father takes a greater interest in her training. though they both deny this. 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. 342 In battle she specializes in casting illusions. making their relationship clear. leaving her in the care of her teacher. she is usually accompanied by Asuma Sarutobi. and is shown to be particularly skilled with illusions involving plants. as the series progresses.ch.
generations refer to their team using the moniker "Ino-Shika-Cho". stating he would willingly give his life to defend Shikamaru. 73 In the anime. his laziness frequently prevents him from effectively utilizing his intelligence. Sakura ended their friendship so they could properly compete for his affection. Choji regards him as his best friend. instead using explanations like being "big-boned". 71 The two eventually make amends and rekindle their friendship. 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. 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. as he chooses to look upon Choji as a person rather than only considering his large girth. 137 During Part II. and Kakashi Hatakebriefly assumes leadership of the team to hunt down those responsible for Asuma's death. Ino Yamanaka Ino Yamanaka (山中 いの Yamanaka Ino?) is the only female member of Team 10. Choji can increase the size of his body to improve the amount of damage his strikes deal upon impact.ch. instead choosing to look upon Choji's inner strength.ch. has never been able to defeat Shikamaru at games such as shogi or go. Shikamaru can manipulate his shadow. helping her to develop her own identity. Creator Kishimoto has noted that he "likes" Shikamaru due to his easygoing nature despite being a genius. although Nobutoshi Canna acted as a stand-in for Morikubo in episode 141. 190 In battle. 190 In battle. Shikamaru's seiyū is Showtaro Morikubo. Choji instantly becomes hostile and increases his resolve to battle. when Sakura begins to excel in healing techniques. 107 Shikamaru is a longtime friend of Choji Akimichi. Ino . hoping to be more useful to her friends and teammates as an able medical ninja. Shikamaru's intelligence is such that Asuma Sarutobi. but still maintain a competitive attitude towards each other.ch.ch. and by extending it into another person's shadow he can force the target to mimic his movements. Team 10's leader. When they discovered that they both liked Sasuke Uchiha. and he can devise complex strategies even in the heat of battle. Ino becomes her surrogate apprentice. his fellow Team 10 member.ch. In terms of combat abilities. Choji insists he is not fat. 107 In the Japanese anime. However. His English voice actor is Tom Gibis.ch. Though his habit of always eating gives him a relatively large appearance. If someone refers to him as fat. 189 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kentaro Ito and his English voice actor is Robbie Rist.ch. Because of this. She is a childhood friend of Sakura Haruno. 55 Shikamaru Nara has never found an issue with Choji's weight. and contrasted him against Sasuke Uchiha's intelligent but abrasive personality. Asuma is slain in an encounter with members of Akatsuki.
ch. leading many characters to assume the two are a couple. 238 . resulting in his training with the leader of the main house at the end of Part I.  Asuma Sarutobi Asuma Sarutobi (猿飛 アスマ Sarutobi Asuma?) is the leader of Team 10 and son of the Third Hokage Hiruzen Sarutobi. Neji's membership in one of the clan's lower houses leaves him ineligible to learn the clan's most secret techniques. Neji believes in a fatalistic philosophy: that one's destiny is inescapable and that a weak person will always be weak. The two had not completely reconciled by the time of Hiruzen's death. as Guy wanted to wait a year before they could take the test to advance in ninja rank and become Chunin. however. Team Guy Team Guy is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Might Guy. her seiyū is Ryōka Yuzuki. 38After being defeated in battle by Naruto Uzumaki. and the two often play shogi or go together. Both deny this and promptly try to change the subject whenever it is brought up. 197 He also tries to remedy the estranged relations between himself and the members of the main house. ch. 140 During Part II of the series.ch. readily attacking its members verbally or physically when given the chance.ch. and he is voiced by Doug Erholtz in the English adaptation. Ino transfers her consciousness to her target's mind. In Part II. 321 Among all his students. To use these techniques. When infused with his wind-based chakra. Despite his natural talent. and he uses them to defeat Hidan and avenge Asuma. Neji has a change of heart. Asuma wields trench knives that can be infused with chakra. Asuma can extend the blades' length and easily pierce through rock.ch. but will temporarily drop the habit when something is bothering him. 107 Asuma frequently appears alongside Kurenai Yuhi.ch. 332 Asuma's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Jūrōta Kosugi. 55 In the Japanese anime. and resolves to get strong enough to never lose a battle. Akatsuki. 314 Asuma is usually seen smoking a cigarette. They are a year older than the other members of Konohagakure's teams. 342 In battle. such as when his father died.ch. these knuckles fall into Shikamaru's possession.ch. making their relationship clear. The members of Team Guy primarily concentrate on physical attacks and weapons.ch. He abandons the idea of a predetermined fate. and her voice actor is Colleen O'Shaughnessey in the English adaptation.ch. 101 At the start of the series. 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. At this point in the series. and briefly left Konohagakure in protest. a character that has proven his "destiny" wrong by getting stronger. Neji openly hates the main house because of this. Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child.specializes in mind-altering techniques.ch.ch. a member of the criminal organization Akatsuki. gaining control over their body which she can then use to attack others.ch. Team Guy joins Team 7 in attempting to save Gaara from the criminal organization. Asuma shares a particularly close relationship with Shikamaru Nara. He had a falling out with his father when he was younger. 317 After Asuma is killed by Hidan.
and Wendee Lee provides his child voice. when first introduced he is highly proficient with the Gentle Fist style of combat. 197 In the Japanese anime.ch. can pose a severe risk to Lee's body. In the ninja academy. Neji constantly trains to overcome a small blindspot and to increase the Byakugan's range of sight. he never uses contractions. His voice in the English anime is provided bySteve Staley. Though never actually trained in the form. 73Despite her lack of appearances. 98 Her Japanese seiyū is Yukari Tamura. Tenten uses this expertise to help Neji Hyuga train his defensive techniques. Because some of these techniques.ch. and when he is featured as a child. he is only permitted to use them to protect something or someone dear to him. 101 As the series progresses. 84 Guy has taught him a number of powerful. 52 In the Japanese anime and manga. his seiyū is Kōichi Tōchika. an eye technique that by default gives the owner a near-360-degree field of vision within a fifty meter radius. Tenten Tenten (テンテン?) is the only female member of Team Guy.ch. either to increase their potency or to fix an inherent flaw. 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. Tenten receives the least amount of screen time. but his persistence impressed Guy.Neji displays his title as a prodigy of the Hyuga throughout the series. he always utilizes honorifics such as "san" and "kun". In battle. such as the ability to open the eight chakra gates. Of all the Naruto protagonists. One such example is his Byakugan. the battle's start and her eventual defeat are the only portions shown. techniques. Rock Lee was unable to use ninjutsu or genjutsu techniques. Tenten specializes in weaponry. Guy spends much of his free time training with Lee to help him accomplish his dream of becoming a respected ninja by using onlytaijutsu. Neji refines these abilities into more powerful counterparts. series creator Masashi Kishimoto favors her design more than those of any of the other female characters he has created. and his voice actor is Brian Donovan in English. with which he can directly attack an opponent's internal systems. Might Guy . In the Japanese anime. and longs to prove that a female ninja can be just as skilled as a male ninja. and she holds him in high regard since he can always block her attacks. and her English voice actor is Danielle Judovits. such as his wardrobe and his perseverance. In the English adaptations. ch. ranging from projectiles to close-combat weapons and even explosives by the second part of the series. Lee has adopted several of Guy's habits because of this. Neji has been able to replicate it and its most powerful attacks through simple observation. such that her only fight in Part I of the manga is almost entirely skipped. his seiyū is Yoichi Masukawa.ch. 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. he is voiced by Keiko Nemoto.ch.
has been the longest-ruling Hokage. 180 Series creator Masashi Kishimoto likens Guy's passionate personality to that of a physical education teacher he had in junior high school. the Third Hokage (三代目火影 Sandaime Hokage?). see Akira Kobayashi. he created the trees that act as the foundation for Konohagakure. Tsunade continues after her coma lifts. For the Japanese actor nicknamed "Maito Gai". 65 In the Japanese anime. during an invasion of Konohagakure. 172 Danzo follows Tsunade becoming the unofficial Sixth Hokage after she enters a coma as a consequence of defending the village from Pain. When not teaching Lee a new ability. his seiyū is Masashi Ebara. who became the Third Hokage. "Fire Shadow") is the leader of Konohagakure. While Lee is forced to concentrate on physical attacks due to his inability to use other types of techniques. With his unique Mokuton abilities. The First Hokage (初代火影 Shodai Hokage?) was Hashirama Senju (千 手柱間 Senju Hashirama?). having served two separate terms. Tsunade. who became the Second Hokage (二代目火影 Nidaime Hokage?). there have been five Hokage. Throughout the series. Throughout the series.ch. and his method of rule became a model for all subsequent Hokage. Kakashi has never displayed a particular interest in their rivalry. the Third abdicated in favor of Minato Namikaze.He in turn was followed by one of his students. he acts as a source . lit. including his "My Rules" philosophy.ch. and dedicates most of his time to only one of his students. Guy specializes in physical attacks. After a long rule. the nine-tailed fox. In battle. mimicking Guy's distinctive green jumpsuit and shiny bowl haircut. Hiruzen Sarutobi. who founded the village along with Madara Uchiha. which involves setting tough self-imposed penalties for failure in the belief that the punishment will make him stronger. and his English voice actor is Skip Stellrecht. 489 Hiruzen Sarutobi Hiruzen Sarutobi (猿飛 ヒルゼン Sarutobi Hiruzen?).ch. which he constantly tries to teach to Lee.ch. preferring nonviolent discussions to his advisers' more militaristic suggestions. Lee has also adopted many of Guy's mannerisms. succeeds him as the Fifth Hokage. Guy is usually found in competition with his self-proclaimed rival. Tobirama Senju (千手扉間 Senju Tobirama?). The First was succeeded by his younger brother. 137 Another of his students. but notes that the teacher was not a model for Guy's character. He is a peace-loving leader."Maito Gai" redirects here. Over the course of the series. When Danzo dies. Because of Guy's dedication to him. but reclaimed his position after the Fourth gave his life to save the village from Kurama. who are honored by the village by having sculptures of their faces carved into the rock formation overlooking Konohagakure.ch. 1 The Third is the Hokage at the beginning of the series. ch. which only further motivates Guy to defeat Kakashi and his "coolness". Rock Lee. Hokage The Hokage (火影?. Orochimaru. Lee has modeled himself in his master's image. but he is slain in battle by his former student. who took the position of Fourth Hokage. Guy deliberately chooses not to use techniques other than physical attacks. Might Guy (マイト・ガイ Maito Gai?) is the leader of Team Guy. Kakashi Hatake.
172 As a result. He developed a jutsu that was in essence a teleportation jutsu. and Hiruzen could never bring himself to recognize Orochimaru's evil qualities. His seiyu is Toshiyuki Morikawa and his English voice actor isTony Oliver.ch.ch. Minato was a prodigy among ninja.ch. his seiyū is Hidekatsu Shibata. the nine-tailed fox. he gave his life to seal Kurama.ch. is one of the few characters to treat Naruto Uzumaki as a person.ch. She will fulfill her role to address matters important to the village. as well as her former teammates Jiraiya and Orochimaru. and from the start. Although Naruto and Minato are noted to have a number of similar traits throughout the series. bringing an end to the invasion and thus allowing Hiruzen to die happily. their familial relationship is not revealed until Part II of the series. Minato Namikaze Minato Namikaze (波風 ミナト Namikaze Minato?). she lost faith in the title and the concept of dreams. instead leaving them for her assistants. who consistently overcomes any obstacle in his own dreams of being Hokage. and throughout Part II leads . is the father of Naruto Uzumaki and spouse to Kushina Uzumaki. is a former student of the Third Hokage. She regains her faith in both after meeting Naruto Uzumaki. 137 In the Japanese anime. Tsunade accepts the position of Fifth Hokage (五代目火 影 Godaime Hokage?) to protect Konohakagure on behalf of everyone she has loved. After her brother and boyfriend Dan died in pursuit of their dreams to become Hokage. Tsunade hates the position when she is first introduced.ch. Despite her connections to past Hokage. not as the host of Kurama. and Tsunade. 2 In his youth Hiruzen was known as "The Professor" (プロフェッサー Purofessā?). ch. so many characters in the series refer to her with the Japanese honorific "hime" (princess). Tsunade tends to avoid her everyday duties. allowing him to wipe out whole armies in the blink of an eye. into Naruto's body. 170 She is also the granddaughter of the First Hokage and grandniece of the second Hokage. 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. such that enemy villages issued flee-on-sight orders if ever he appeared on a battlefield. as he purportedly knew every jutsu in Konohagakure. Orochimaru had always been his favorite student. 240 Before the start of the series. He was also the teacher of Jiraiya. he still manages to rob Orochimaru of his ability to use jutsu (by "sealing" his arms). and his English voice actor is Steve Kramer. 2 Kishimoto has expressed desire to make a spin-off series with Minato as the protagonist. thus earning him the title of "Konoha's Yellow Flash" (木ノ葉の黄色い閃光 Konoha no Kiiroi Senkō?). 121 When he is unable to win. hoping it would help Naruto to become strong on his own. It is later revealed during Naruto's battle with Pain that he is Naruto's biological father and that he never told anyone. Orochimaru. When Orochimaru invades Konoha years later. saving Konoha from destruction and giving Naruto access to its great strength. the Fourth Hokage (四代目火影 Yondaime Hokage?).of wisdom to younger generations. Tsunade Tsunade (綱手?). 169 Despite the importance of her position.ch. but much younger.
the latter in order to restore Shisui's eye. while at the Kage conference.ch. However. He was once considered for the position of Third Hokage. making her all but invincible in battle. but that title was given to Hiruzen Sarutobi whom he served as an adviser. she appears to have superhuman strength that allows her to reduce buildings to rubble. Danzo finally convinces the Fire Country's feudal lord to make him Acting Candidate Sixth Hokage (六代目火影候補 Rokudaime Hokage Kouho?).ch. He dies shortly after Sasuke mortally wounds him. Her healing abilities are such that she has devised a method of Mitotic regeneration for herself. He also had himself injected with the cells of the First Hokage allowing him to use the Senju Clan's unique skills.Konoha in combatingAkatsuki. but she constantly assumes the appearance of a twenty-year-old woman with large breasts. Danzo has been at odds with Tsunade and acts on his agenda of killing off Sasuke in secret. and can heal injuries that most others would consider incurable. Danzo Shimura Danzo Shimura (志村 ダンゾウ Shimura Danzō?) is one of the oldest villagers in Konohagakure. Gaara. 149 Despite her odd personality. Sand Siblings Kankuro. 481 In the Japanese anime he is voiced by Hiroshi Ito and in the English version he is voiced by William Frederick Knight. and her English voice actor is Debi Mae West. and Temari as they appear at the end of Part I . 285 Since then he has been using The Foundation. 238Tsunade is a compulsive gambler with terrible luck. using it greatly shortens her overall lifespan. The right half of his body is covered in bandages to hide a damaged Sharingan eye transplanted from the body of Shisui Uchiha. However. ch. to secretly ensure he would become Hokage.ch. his own personal black ops team. she perceives it as a bad omen. as well as the vast amount of Sharingan eyes grafted to his arm. On the rare occasions that she hits a winning streak. Her age is similar to that of her former teammates Jiraiya and Orochimaru. a war hawk who believes that all of the former Hokage have placed peace above the village's best interests. 169 In the Japanese anime. 285 But after Konohagakure is destroyed and Tsunade is left in a coma. using his new found power to have the ninja track down both Sasuke and Kabuto. Danzo is forced into fighting Sasuke.ch. 298 Throughout Part II. Tsunade's seiyū is Masako Katsuki. ch. Tsunade is a talented medical ninja. He was one of the elders who orchestrated the Uchiha Clan's demise.ch.
as well as to symbolize their new friendship with Konohagakure. Kankuro Kankuro (カンクロウ Kankurō?) is the second oldest of the three siblings. he readily risks his life to save him.  Gaara Main article: Gaara Gaara (我愛羅?) is the youngest of the three siblings. For the first half of the series. and he succeeds his deceased father as Sunagakure's Kazekage during Part II. Crow is used for offensive purposes. 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?). and his English voice actor is Michael Lindsay. a powerful and dangerous tailed beast. 249 Gaara's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Akira Ishida.ch. The puppets are all destroyed by their original creator. 59 They come to Konohagakure to participate in the biannual ninja exams.ch. his seiyū is Yasuyuki Kase. the leader of the village. 249 Kankuro is a talented puppeteer. 36 In Part II. Sasori. he is frequently at odds with Gaara.  In the Japanese anime. he lashes out at anyone who speaks poorly of Gaara and when Gaara is kidnapped. 131 His battle with Naruto during the invasion of Konoha changes this mentality. Similar to Naruto. Kishimoto changed their costumes for their return due to the difficulty in drawing their original attire. Kuroari (黒蟻?.The Sand Siblings are ninja from the village of Sunagakure and the children of the Fourth Kazekage. Black Ant traps opponents in its body to make them easier targets. in which she begins acting as a liaison between Sunagakure and Konohagakure to help the two .ch.ch. Kankuro becomes very protective of Gaara. Gaara developed a sadistic and withdrawn personality. as she questions Sunagakure's justifications for going to war withKonohagakure. and has thus far been shown to have three puppets in his arsenal: Karasu (烏?. 95 This trait carries over to Part II. though he tends to hold his tongue for fear of being killed. Temari Temari (テマリ?) is the oldest of the three siblings. Crow). as a result. and his English voice actor is Liam O'Brien. Kankuro is later seen using Sasori's body as his new puppet. aiding him in his attempts to retrieve Sasuke Uchiha fromOrochimaru. After one of his few remaining relatives tried to kill him. Unlike her more combat-loving brothers.ch. in Part II. inside him. he becomes more willing to help others as the purpose for his existence. and serve as antagonists in the subsequent invasion of Konohagakure. Salamander). and Salamander protects Kankuro and his allies from enemy attacks. Before Gaara was even born. lit. He was created by Kishimoto as a foil to Naruto Uzumaki. lit. Temari values peace. Gaara was tormented by his fellow villagers for being the host of a tailed beast. Due to their interactions with Naruto Uzumaki. lit. they later return as allies of Konohagakure. with a similar background yet a highly divergent personality. and Sanshōuo (山椒魚?.ch. once Gaara begins to reveal his dreams and motivations to Kankuro. killing others to affirm the value of his existence. Black Ant).
He strives to replace his grandfather as Hokage so the villagers of Konohagakure will recognize him by name. instead being one of the few people at the start of the series to recognize Naruto as a person and not just a container for Kurama. the bond between Naruto and Jiraiya is his favorite. 107 Temari's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Romi Paku. he intended for Konohamaru to look like a "punk" smaller than Naruto. Konohamaru Sarutobi Konohamaru Sarutobi (猿飛 木ノ葉丸 Sarutobi Konohamaru?). the nine-tailed fox. Although still . He looks to Naruto Uzumaki as a mentor in this quest. and his English voice actor is Quinton Flynn.ch. Tsunade and Orochimaru. 2:126 When Iruka was a child. In battle. she typically uses her winds to remove parts of the battlefield that might be advantageous to the enemy. Jiraiya Main article: Jiraiya (Naruto) Jiraiya (自来也?) is a Konohagakure ninja and one of Naruto's teachers.ch. vol. and her English voice actor is Tara Platt. Jiraiya was under the tutelage of the Third Hokage. Colleen O'Shaughnessey is his English voice actor. noting that it makes drawing them "worthwhile". As a child. and was instantly happy with the design. Masashi Kishimoto's initial design of Iruka featured "evil" eyes and sharper cheekbones. and signature jutsu such as the Rasengan and a variety of other techniques. however. 2Konohamaru's design caused great difficulties for Masashi Kishimoto. but this was abandoned in favor of a more relaxed appearance. Other Iruka Umino Iruka Umino (うみの イルカ Umino Iruka?) is a Konohagakure ninja and instructor at the Ninja Academy. emulating his work ethic. which was sealed into Naruto Uzumaki. 170 Jiraiya is known throughout the Naruto world as the "Toad Sage" (蝦蟇仙人 Gama Sennin?) due to his toad-related jutsu.villages work together. that he will only become Hokage after Naruto has been Hokage first. hisseiyū is Toshihiko Seki. and Iruka in turn has great faith in Naruto's potential to be a great ninja.vol. 12. He bears no ill will towards Naruto.ch. Temari wields a giant iron fan that can create powerful gusts of wind capable of leveling the surrounding landscape. 2:26 He is voiced in the Japanese anime by Ikue Ōtani. Kishimoto has commented that out of all the master-pupil relationships he has created in the Naruto series. As she is skilled at deducing an opponent's strategies and weaknesses soon after a battle begins. his parents were killed by Kurama. along with his teammates. is the grandson of the Third Hokage.vol. not as the Hokage's grandson. yet all of his attempts resulted in a mere recreation of Naruto. He eventually gave Konohamaru small. named after Konohagakure. and by Akiko Koike as a stand-in. ch. 1 In the Japanese anime. angry-looking eyes. Konohamaru insists. determination. a school for prospective ninja. Naruto thinks of Iruka as a father-figure because of this.
he takes Naruto as his student. only to have many of her efforts nullified by the work ofTsunade. Sai Sai (サイ?) is a ninja who joins Team 7 in Part II. Shizune's concern for details causes her to question Tsunade's judgment. including using concealed poisoned needles or emitting toxic gas from her mouth. Chiyo joins a group of Konohagakure ninja in rescuing him. which has since become his primary role in the series. Jiraiya is voiced by Hōchū Ōtsuka. he often says what he actually thinks of a person. he begins to crave bonds with other people. 282 In the Japanese anime. Tsunade taught her medical techniques. her seiyū is Ikuko Tani. She left Konohagakure with Tsunade after the death of her uncle. 91 During Part I. she used her knowledge of poisons to aid Sunagakure. Sai has been trained to not possess or desire any type of emotion or camaraderie. When Deidara defeats and kidnaps Gaara. as she identifies details that Tsunade tends to overlook. however.ch. 375 Touched by the genuine bond formed between Sunagakure and Konoha. Chiyo. Having been a member of The Foundationsince he was a child. creating interference with Tsunade's plans and temporarily straining the relationship between the two.ch. 166 Shizune is one of the few characters that Tsunade trusts with absolute certainty.ch. Shizune Shizune (シズネ?) is a Konohagakure ninja introduced in the series as Tsunade's assistant. many of the attacks she uses in the series are poison-based. and he proudly describes himself as a "super pervert". Jiraiya's personality is openly lecherous. ch. 303 Sai's attempts to form bonds involve giving pet names to others. After spending time with Naruto Uzumaki. in Part II. is able to confront and kill her grandson Sasori. 280 In later chapters. and returns him to Konohagakure in Part II as he begins to keep tabs on the movements of the criminal organization Akatsuki. After the alliance catches up with the kidnappers. In the Japanese anime. making treaties as a formality and quietly strengthening Sunagakure's military might simultaneously. her seiyū is Keiko Nemoto. Replacing Sasuke in the team. the leader of Sunagakure. and in the English version her voice actor is Barbara Goodson. Chiyo gives up her life to revive Gaara. Sasori. and his English voice actor is David Lodge.ch.ch. and over the years. however. Gaara also dies before they can rescue him. Despite her medicinal affinity. he spends much of his time traveling.ch. In Part II of the series. Chiyo Chiyo (チヨ?) is an adviser to Sunagakure who is introduced at the start of Part II. authoring a series of best-selling adult romance novels. Despite their efforts. Chiyo is brought back through Impure World Resurrection to fight against the combined Shinobi army. Kishimoto was careful in his design to make him stand out. and her English voice actor is Megan Hollingshead. resulting with him choosing names such as "fatso" and "ugly". 245 In the Japanese anime. hoping that the relationship of peace might be continued. with the help of Sakura Haruno. everything she knew. She is a skilled puppeteer and taught her grandson. She is mistrustful of other ninja villages. He eventually learns .affiliated with Konohagakure. During the various ninja wars.
ch. 541 When Akatsuki attacks him. 298 During his childhood.ch. Nine-Tailed Demon Fox) is the most powerful of the tailed beasts. Yamato can form anything out of wood at will. Yamato was abducted by Orochimaru and experimented upon in an attempt to replicate the First Hokage's unique abilities. the nine-tailed fox within him. 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. and has produced thousands of works.ch. Kurama Kurama (九喇嘛?). and as such is expected to be the guardian of the village. who places his teammates before the mission. the current Raikage of Kumogakure. for instance. Yamato will leave them behind if they become a hindrance. but rather a codename assigned to him for the purposes of joining Team 7. lit. 419. 411 Killer Bee is the adoptive brother of A (エー Ē?). he stays on the team in an additional leadership position. Killer Bee Killer Bee (キラービー Kirābī?) is a ninja from the village of Kumogakure. He is introduced during Part II as one of the two hosts that have yet to be captured by the criminal organizationAkatsuki. as a single swipe of one of its tails can raise tsunamis and flatten mountains. Killer Bee has complete control over the beast sealed within him. 285 After Kakashi's return. citing that as ninja they should be able to look after themselves.ch.ch. and in the English version he is voiced by Troy Baker.ch. Orochimaru was forced to flee Konohagakure before he could complete his testing. This is the primary reason he is assigned to Team 7. the other being series protagonist Naruto Uzumaki. "Yamato" is not his real name. gets out of control. calling Ino Yamanaka "pretty lady". twelve years before the series' . 317 Unlike Kakashi. Sai spends his time painting and drawing. and thus never knew that Yamato had successfully obtained the First's Mokuton techniques.ch.ch. 283 Sai's seiyū is Satoshi Hino in the Naruto: Shippūden anime. 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.ch. ch. as he can stop Naruto Uzumaki if Kurama. Kurama is responsible for attacking Konohagakure before being stopped by the Fourth Hokage. and his English voice actor is Benjamin Diskin. When using Mokuton techniques. It also allows him to suppress a tailed beast's influence over its host. who gave his life to seal the fox into his son. Yamato Yamato (ヤマト?) is introduced during Part II of the series as a temporary replacement for Kakashi Hatake as the leader of Team 7. Yamato's seiyū is Rikiya Koyama.ch. 291 In the Naruto: Shippūden anime. who is often called the Nine-Tails (九尾の妖狐 Kyūbi no Yōko?. 411 The host of the ushi-oni-like eight-tailed beast. 312 When not making an attempt to bond with others. Naruto Uzumaki. 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. In battle he uses its great strength to increase the lethality of his professional wrestling-styled attacks. and his English voice actor is Reno Wilson.from his mistakes and attempts the opposite approach. 537 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Hisao Egawa.
ch. 291 Naruto eventually takes control of the fox's chakra with help from his mother Kushina Uzumaki.E. A second review from T. key chains. have been released. plush dolls of characters' Part I and Part II appearances.M. Other merchandise includes action figures. In the Japanese anime. Reception The characters of Naruto have received both praise and criticism from publications dedicated to anime. hair.M. provoking his rage and thus allowing its violent personality to influence and consume him. and other accessories. Apparel such as clothing. manga. Peter. and other media. Anime News Network praised the characters' "distinctive clothing. after a couple isolated incidents of falling under its influence during heated battles. Active Anime lauded the characters for not being "simple cardboard cut-out characters" due to their "fleshed out personalities" and "underlying dramatic motivations".start. Anime Reviews disagreed. and praised the "deeply moving emotional trials" they undergo over the course of the series. but lamented the characters' personalities tended to fall between Naruto's "charisma and coolness" and Sasuke's "blandness". commenting that Naruto Uzumaki combined the finer values of his shōnen predecessors. faces and personalities" that . The anime and manga magazine Neo described Naruto's character as "irksome".ch. backpacks. and trading cards from the Naruto Collectible Card Game. and believed the primary focus of the series was on the fighting. ch. and in the English adaptation. extolling the characters as "well rounded" and "imaginative". wallpapers. 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. but attributed the series' "almost sickening addictiveness" to its level of characterization.H. dismissing the characters as echoes of stereotypicalshōnen characters. it is voiced by Paul St. 499 Kishimoto was mainly inspired to create Kurama based on thecharacter with the same name from the manga series YuYu Hakusho. and drama together in a believable manner. 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. Merchandise Several types of merchandise have been produced based on the likeness of the characters in the Naruto series. and noted that several of the characters were not likable. The visual appearances of the characters in the anime and manga have also received notice from reviewers. as well as full costumes used for cosplay. and celebrated how the characters allowed the series to successfully incorporate comedy. Anime Boredom agreed with this assessment. and figurines—many of which are limited editions produced in small quantities. making it difficult to think about the characters on "any deep or meaningful level". Kurama's former possessor. Many characters are also featured on posters. Kurama tries to gain control over Naruto.H. action.E. its seiyū is Tesshō Genda. 1 Throughout the series. Anime Reviews offered a more positive view. 95 At the same time.ch.  T. As the seal is to be broken if Naruto uses all of Kurama's chakra.
Carl (November 2. p. Anime Reviews. the villain of the previous arc. Studio Pierrot. 14. T. 2. 11. Anime Reviews. but ultimately concluded the animation was "a mixed bag". .E. p. "Mania. Christina. 2005. Retrieved 2010-04-03. 2002. p. 2006). ^ a b Rich. Itachi Uchiha. has continually ranked high in the official Weekly Shōnen Jump popularity poll of the series. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes?". 141 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto.M.M. 6. Mania. 118 ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "宿敵!?サスケとサクラ". 142 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Cartoon Network. noting that he had no redeeming qualities. Studio Pierrot. p. 7.M. 3.com. Anime Reviews admitted in their second review that when the animators were at their best.E. Anime News Network.com >> Disc Reviews >> Naruto Box Set 04 (also w/special edition)". "THEM Anime Reviews 4. Masashi (2007). Derrick. as well as Kishimoto's "clear eye for geography. September 17.0 . TV Tokyo. 531 Footnotes 1. ^ a b Kimlinger. they produced "artistic renderings that leave little to be desired on the part of fans of the manga". Retrieved 2010-04-03. 2007). 531 while Deidara ranked 6th in the latest poll.E. versus Zabuza Momochi.Naruto .H.M. Anime Reviews described Kishimoto as "an average artist at best" and derided the poor transition of his artistic style into animation. ISBN 1-4215- 1407-9. Naruto.ch. 5. Retrieved March 27. 139 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Several of the antagonists have been very popular within Naruto reader base. 13. 8. T. p. T. Despite this.0 . T. 122. "Naruto GN 8-10 . ^ a b c Tucker. 138 ^ a b c d Ross. 112-114 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. ^ Kishimoto. Mania Entertainment has called Orochimaru the "first real villain".made them easily identifiable.H. 2008. pp. movement and the human form" and "impeccable visual timing". Justin (August 7. Naruto.H. Although a large number of antagonists appear in the series. 12.H. ^ a b c Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. since his debut in the manga. 9.Second Opinion". Retrieved March 27. 4. p. ^ a b c d Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. p. Viz Media. October 17. Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto.E. reaching as high as 5th position.ch.Naruto".Review". 10. 140 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. 2008. "THEM Anime Reviews 4.
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