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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 created him as an easygoing person that would be able to keep the members of Team 7 in check. ch.ch. this is shown to be the result of an incident in which he witnessed the death of one of his teammates. 243 With Obito's Sharingan. During most of Part I. Sasuke. and his English voice actor is Dave Wittenberg. they became increasingly distant due to their shared affection for Sasuke Uchiha. 3 But after Sasuke leaves the village. and his English voice actor is Yuri Lowenthal. and she is voiced by Kate Higgins in the English adaptation. Sakura is in love with Sasuke. Obito Uchiha. Sakura was taunted by other children because of her large forehead. a feature Kishimoto has tried to emphasize in Sakura's appearances. 1. 212 Although he mentors all three members of Team 7 early in the series. She was comforted by Ino Yamanaka. however. the leader of Team 7 and the sensei of Naruto. and Sakura. she makes Naruto make a lifelong promise to bring him back. As the two continued to grow. which leads him to leave the village to seek more power from the criminal Orochimaru. and hates Naruto Uzumaki but begins to like him more during the Chuunin Exams and when he saved her life from the Sand Village's Gaara. and is consistently late to meetings as a result.During an encounter with his brother in Part I. Kishimoto had originally intended for Kakashi to be introduced earlier in the series than he actually was. she displays highly developed skills from her training giving her the brutal power and strength of about 10 men. Kishimoto created her as the heroine of the series. Kakashi has amassed a reputation as a skilled and powerful ninja. Sasuke is easily beaten. teaching him his Chidori technique. she resolves to become stronger by training with Tsunade. Sasuke's seiyū is Noriaki Sugiyama. After his 1st attempt is delayed by the Sound Ninja 4. 297 In the Japanese anime. who gave Kakashi his Sharingan eye and imparted many of his habits. however. . In the Japanese anime. earning the moniker "Copy Ninja Kakashi" (コピー忍者のカカシ Kopī Ninja no Kakashi?). vol. As a child. he concentrates on training Sasuke as the series continues.ch. although he has admitted that he has little perception of what an ideal heroine should be. 237 His teammates' attempts to recover him from Orochimaru forms a major component of the Part II plot.ch. In a gaiden on Kakashi's past. 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. 176 Kakashi's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kazuhiko Inoue. her seiyū is Chie Nakamura. 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. Kakashi treats his leadership position with a detached manner. In Part II when Sakura and Naruto are 16. he is unable to prevent Sasuke from leaving the village to seek Orochimaru for greater power. including his tardiness.ch.
including the criminal organization Akatsuki.ch. 170 His desire to obtain immortality led him to conduct experiments on other Konohagakure ninja. who defeats him. lit. his most common seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kujira. and the corresponding English voice actor is Steven Blum. He is soon revealed to be a spy and Orochimaru's foremost servant.ch. 66 Kabuto began acting as a spy for numerous countries and organizations. Orochimaru is a former ninja of Konohagakure and a student of the Third Hokage. To emphasize his role as a villain. and his role as a villain is gradually escalated as the series progresses. 164 In Part II Kabuto integrates . who took Kabuto and raised him as a son. 289 Kabuto uses his various former affiliations as a means to gather intelligence on Orochimaru's behalf. After attacking fellow Akatsuki member Itachi Uchiha. for instance. Otogakure. 69 His immortality technique involves transferring his consciousness between different host bodies. and his desire for a new host.ch. Orochimaru Main article: Orochimaru (Naruto) Orochimaru (大蛇丸?) is one of the primary antagonists of the Naruto series. 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. and he eventually fled the village and joined the criminal organization Akatsuki. he was found on a battlefield by a medical officer from Konohagakure. The village is not contiguous.Antagonists Otogakure See also: World of Naruto Otogakure (音隠れの里 Otogakure no Sato?. he distinguished himself as one of the village's most powerful ninja along with his teammates. During his time in the village. 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.ch. particularly Sasuke Uchiha. 238 Because of his different host bodies and the disguises he assumes.ch. As a child. Kishimoto worked towards making him appear "pasty and sickly" as part of his theme of distinguishing villains from the protagonists. 88 Kabuto is highly proficient with medical techniques. he participates in the bi-annual ninja exams as a villager of Konohagakure so as to gather information on his fellow participants.ch. consisting of multiple assorted lairs located within the Land of Sound and outside it. ch. a panoply of voice actors are utilized for Orochimaru. "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. in the hopes of destroying his former home. he leaves Akatsuki and establishes his own ninja village. In the series. which ordered him to enter the service of Orochimaru. Jiraiya and Tsunade. is one of his driving motivations throughout the series.
but dies as a result of his illness. 143 In Part II.ch.ch. After Kimimaro became bedridden due to his illness. Akatsuki is composed of ten members.ch. a large-sized man who specializes in absorbing chakra and close-quarters combat. lit.ch. defensive walls.ch. 357 Once mastering Orochimaru's jutsu for summoning the souls of the dead. and although they are all defeated by Konohagakure ninja. the group resumed calling themselves the Sound Four. 203.ch. 206 Kimimaro laters joins the group to protect Sasuke. the most powerful and wanted ninja in the Naruto universe. ch. but do not become a prominent part of the story until Sasuke Uchiha attempts to leave Konohagakure to join Otogakure. It is composed of Jirobo (次郎坊 Jirōbō?). At any given time.ch. Kabuto makes his way to Tobi and forms a semi-stable alliance with him under the promise that he can have Sasuke once they win the war against the Shinobi Alliance. and are considered by their former homes to be S-class criminals. and afterwards settle things with Naruto once he has learned to control the remains. the Akatsuki's goal is world domination by using the power of the nine tailed beasts. Orochimaru's remains gradually begin to take over his body. "Dawn" or "Daybreak") is an organization of criminal ninja that serves as the primary antagonistic force of the Naruto series. They share similar clothing. 187 Kidomaru (鬼童丸 Kidōmaru?). a sixarmed ninja who can produce spider-webs to fight and specialized in ranged combat.ch. Sound Four The Sound Four (音隠れの忍四人衆 Otogakure no Shinobi Yonin Shū?. Led by Tobi. they take a more active role. two twin brothers which have the ability of combining their bodies. Aside from an attempt by two Akatsuki members. dark cloak bearing red clouds and a chin-high collar. most notably a long. The Sound Four act as his bodyguards. which greatly increases the strengths of the users when active.ch. showing his abilities to fight with his own bones. English TV: "Sound Ninja Four") are Orochimaru's elite bodyguards. Sasuke manages to escape. but Kabuto expresses desire to kill Sasuke Uchiha. though he acts through the group's figurehead leader Pain. Itachi Uchiha and Kisame Hoshigaki. They are introduced during Orochimaru's invasion of Konohagakure. sealing techniques as well as possessing their own individual uniquetechniques. 192 Sakon (左近?) and Ukon (右近?). 201 As a group they specialize in barriers. a woman that uses a flute to control summoned demons and cast illusions. 217 All of them possess Orochimaru's cursed seals. 239 The members of Akatsuki are ninja who have abandoned their villages. and his English voice actor is Henry Dittman.ch. Kabuto's seiyū isNobutoshi Canna. who operate in two-man teams. 520 In the Japanese anime. "Hidden Sound Shinobi Four People". ch. 184 The group was originally known as the "Sound Five". as they were forced to accept Kimimaro (君麻呂?) as the leader after he defeated the entire group in battle. capturing Gaara and extracting . to capture Kurama (the nine-tailed fox sealed within Naruto Uzumaki) Akatsuki is not prominently featured in Part I.204 and Tayuya (多由也?). lit.Orochimaru's remains into his body in order to become powerful enough to not serve anyone again. 184 Akatsuki Akatsuki (暁?.
the one-tailed tanuki. the real Kisame having hidden inside Samehada. 142 By fusing Samehada into him. 224 Around the time of his death his villainous role is downplayed. as well as working towards capturing the remaining tailed beasts.ch. Sasuke Uchiha. Kisame is decapitated by Bee and the Raikage. In battle. Though he came to embrace the organization. Itachi is treated as a villain for much of the series. Deidara Deidara (デイダラ?) is a former ninja of Iwagakure. While he was still loyal to Kirigakure. ensuring him an infinite amount of stamina. He was also a terrorist bomber-for-hire before Itachi Uchiha forced him to join Akatsuki. Samehada (鮫肌 "Sharkskin" in Shippuden?). He is initially portrayed as being solely responsible for the killing of his entire clan and family. is a living weapon covered in scales that can absorb untold amounts of an opponent's chakra. Only allowing those it sees as worthy to wield it. Kisame himself has massive amounts of chakra.ch.ch. Itachi's seiyū isHideo Ishikawa.ch. with the explanation that he was testing his abilities. a group of violent ninja that use particularly large swords in battle. 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. having a unique appearance with pale blue skin. 258 After discarding Samehada when it chose Killer Bee over him.ch. Kisame committes suicide by summoning sharks and allowing them to eat him.ch. but not before using one of them to steal back the information he had compiled and send it to the Akatsuki. Deidara holds a grudge against . a gill-like facial structure. who voiced Itachi in episodes 29 and 30. not only is he revealed to have had help from Madara Uchiha in killing the clan. comparable to a tailed beast. 400 In the Japanese anime. and sharp triangular teeth. Samehada can provide the user with the chakra it holds. he frequently shapes water into the forms of sharks to damage opponents. 487 He attempts to flee from the ninjas but is defeated by Guy and captured. but in all following appearances. His first voice actor in the English anime was Skip Stellrecht. 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. Kisame Hoshigaki Kisame Hoshigaki (干柿 鬼鮫 Hoshigaki Kisame?) is a former ninja of Kirigakure and partnered to Itachi Uchiha. 508 His seiyūin the Japanese anime is Tomoyuki Dan. and his English voice actor is Kirk Thornton. Kisame can assume a more shark-like form that increases his abilities. but he performed the massacre under the orders of Konoha's leadership so as to prevent an Uchiha coup d'état.ch. Kisame was one of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. It is later revealed that was just a shapeshifting technique performed by Zetsu. Shukaku. sparing only his brother. he has been voiced by Crispin Freeman. from his body. Though having spent his early youth as the child prodigy of the Uchiha clan. His sword.
ch.ch. which essentially gives him eternal life and allows him to control hundreds of puppets at once. 263 In time he even converted his own body into a puppet. In his cameo appearance in episode 135 of the English adaptation. is voiced by Yutaka Aoyama in the Japanese version and in the English version by J. Sasori Sasori (サソリ?) is a former ninja of Sunagakure and known as "Sasori of the Red Sand" (赤砂のサソ リ Akasuna no Sasori?). he is voiced by Quinton Flynn. Blanc. who looks to him and his artistic knowledge with reverence. Chiyo who taught Sasori the art of puppetry. His scorpion-like puppet body. Deidara becomes more like a teacher to Tobi. 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. 271 Sakura Haruno and Chiyo eventually destroy his heart.ch. something that few other ninja are capable of. but not before telling Sakura about his rendezvous with one of Orochimaru's henchmen who had been working for him as a spy. allowing him to use any of the ninja abilities they possessed during their life for himself. such as a spy that observes and reports on battles of interest. ch. and in the anime of Shippuden by Roger Craig Smith. Zetsu Zetsu (ゼツ?) is the only member of Akatsuki to regularly act without a partner. and from the time of their creation to their detonation. His parents were killed by Sakumo Hatake.ch. as he feels their Sharingan eyes look down on his abilities. the only part of his humanity he kept when converting himself to a puppet. literally "going out with a bang" as his fellow Akatsuki members put it. B. 248 Sasuke Uchiha. Sasori fights Kankuro. 267 After Orochimaru's defection Sasori teamed with Deidara. he is voiced by Takahiro Sakurai and the English version by Johnny Yong Bosch. Sasori is voiced by Akiko Yajima as a child. leaving him in the care of his grandmother. he can animate and control them remotely. Sasori left Sunagakure when he got older and joined Akatsuki where he is initially partnered with Orochimaru. Itachi's younger brother. and is often sent to dispose of bodies Akatsuki does not . and is replaced by Tobi after his death. and in the English version he is voiced by Kari Wahlgren and as an adult.ch. Because of this Zetsu serves a variety of different positions in Akatsuki. Deidara's bombs can take any form he chooses. Hiruko. by infusing clay or other fine-grained minerals with chakra. but is defeated and released from Kabuto's jutsu after being captured. and adopts a genuine care for his well-being. 464 After being resurrected by Kabuto. create "sculptures" that are actually bombs that explode with varying intensities.ch.Itachi and all Uchiha throughout the series.ch. 520 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Katsuhiko Kawamoto. Lacking the love of parents. he is partnered with Sasori. which he refined to fit his needs over the years. 248 In due time he devised a way to convert the corpses of humans into puppets.ch. Though he abuses Tobi when he annoys him. is able to systematically nullify his bombs in combat. and so Deidara transforms himself into a living bomb in an effort to kill Sasuke and to prove the supremacy of his art. 363 He is later resurrected by Kabuto. 366 Each of Deidara's hands have mouths on them that.ch. resulting in his death. In the Japanese anime. 255 He is cannibalistic. 359 Upon joining the Akatsuki.ch.
He initially acts carefree and goofy often resulting on him being attacked by Deidara. 544 During the ensuing war.. Tobi declares the Fourth Shinobi World War. 385 Now behaving more seriously.ch. the original Madara is revived to aid Akatsuki exposing Tobi as an impersonator. he decided to make Zetsu half black and half white to emphasize his split personality. the nine-tailed fox.ch. . 261 Zetsu's body is split into two different colors. who re-sealed Kurama.ch. Kushina Uzumaki. he starts taking a special interest in Sasuke's development up to Itachi Uchiha's death while leading Akatsuki. which allows him to use the Uchiha's techniques.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. Tobi takes Nagato's body to retrieve his Rinnegan.want found. Zetsu has two voice actors: the black half is voiced by Michael Sorich and the white half is voiced by Brian Beacock.ch. 364 He also reveals having the Sharingan. 400 It is also revealed that Tobi is responsible for unsealing Kurama. In his cameo appearance in episode 134 of the English adaptation. frequently leading to discussions and arguments between the two. ch. 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.In the Japanese anime. and in the English Shippuden anime he is voiced by Travis Willingham.ch. Minato Namikaze. 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. If necessary. 490 To prepare for the war. one of the founders of Konohagakure and the Uchiha clan. Zetsu's seiyū is Nobuo Tobita. to attack Konoha before the series' start resulting in the sacrifice from the Fourth Hokage. Tobi becomes able to replicate Pain's manipulation of six corpses. he is capable of making his body intangible as well as teleport over great distances at will including to a pocket dimension inside him. 467 Tobi is blackmailed by Kabuto Yakushi to form a reluctant alliance with him when presented with the real Madara's corpse. Replacing his left Sharingan with a Rinnegan.ch. After the Kage refuse to surrender to him.ch. 501 After Pain's death. 317 In battle. bringing all life-forms under his command. the two sides have their own personalities and knowledge bases. his right side being black and his left being white. Madara created numerous clones of Zetsu's white half to use as soldiers in the Fourth Ninja World War.ch. Tobi discloses the truth behind Itachi's secret life to him to have him on his side in destroying Konoha. from within its previous host. 512 As Kishimoto originally planned Akatsuki to be a group of individuals with close to no human characteristics.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.ch. 510. Tobi takes the name of Madara Uchiha (うちは マダラ Uchiha Madara?). 289 Using the DNA of the First Hokage and chakra from the tailed beasts. Similarly. 310 Taking Sasuke under his wing.
Hidan can create a voodoo doll-like link with his opponent. The masks can be detached during combat situations to shoot elemental blasts at his opponents. In the English anime. In the Japanese anime.Shikamaru Nara fights him to avenge his teacher. In the English version. Pain . However. 353 In the Japanese version of the anime. 322 Kakuzu's body is composed of large amounts of black threads. 325 After Hidan uses this ability to kill Asuma Sarutobi. Hidan's seiyū is Masaki Terasoma. After Naruto Uzumaki leaves his final heart on the brink of failure. The threads are also capable of piercing flesh. his first persona is voiced by Michael Yurchak and the Madara one by Nolan North. instead finding pleasure in the pain it causes him. Kakuzu is easily finished off by Kakashi. noting his mask to be easy to make. by consuming an opponent's blood and then drawing Jashin's triangular-design on the ground. and sadomasochistic partner of Kakuzu and a former ninja of Yugakure.ch. Hidan Hidan (飛段?) is the immortal. Their battle culminates in Hidan being blown up. back onto its owner. and Shikamaru burying his still-speaking remains in a place Akatsuki will never be able to reach. Kakuzu Kakuzu (角都?) is the partner of Hidan and a former ninja of Takigakure. In the Japanese anime. any damage done to Hidan's body is reflected on his opponent. the Village Hidden in Boiling Water. the Village Hidden in the Waterfalls. Once this link is created.ch. he is voiced by Chris Edgerly and in Naruto Shippūden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 by Wally Wingert. Kakuzu's seiyū is Takaya Hashi and in the English version he is voiced by Fred Tatasciore. his or another. allowing him to reattach any bodypart. 313His religion's experimentations have led to the creation of his unique abilities. 339 As such.Kishimoto found him to be his favorite Akatsuki character at the time to draw.ch. 342After being resurrected by Kabuto.ch. Kakuzu is motivated by greed and joins the Akatsuki to seek out valuablebounties. 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. Because he is immortal. his extreme temperament led Kakuzu to dislike having a partner and eventually killing whomever he is partnered with in a fit of rage. he is voiced by Naoya Uchida. 336 Kakuzu's hearts are systematically destroyed soon after his introduction by a group of Konohagakure ninja. Tobi's seiyu is Wataru Takagi and since taking the name of Madara. 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. Kakuzu can store up to four spare hearts in animal masks that are sewn to his back. He is a member of the Jashin(ジャシン?. "evil god") religion. foul-mouthed. Hidan is no longer considered a member by the rest of Akatsuki. allowing him to kill them by giving himself fatal injuries.ch. lit. Hidan is not impaired while doing this. being paired up with the immortal Hidan as a result. and can quickly be recalled to his body if he needs a replacement heart. he is sent out to participate in the war until being sealed.ch.ch.
prompting Nagato to sacrifice his life in order to revive the people he killed in Konoha. Awakening his Rinnegan secretly provided by Madara. ch. Asura.ch. partnered to Konan and the principal figure in the tailed beast sealing ceremony thanks to his ability to manipulate souls. and in the Shippuden anime he is voiced by Troy Baker. the leader of Akatsuki.The Six Paths of Pain. As such. from a design standpoint. Nagato came to the realization that peace could only be attained by teaching the world the pain caused by war. The first Pain appearing in the series is actually Deva Pain. 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. Being a partner of Nagato. "Saṃsāra Eye"). 449 Nagato is later resurrected by Kabuto and sent alongside Itachi to battle Naruto and Killer Bee. give Pain a "more dangerous" appearance and relate the pain of their installation to the character's name. 509After Yahiko's death as a result of a trap by Hanzo years later. 369 All six bodies are eventually defeated by Naruto. To that end he adopted the name "Pain" to conquer Amegakure before killing Hanzo. one of six different bodies collectively known as The Six Paths of Pain (ペイン六道 Pein Rikudō?).ch. while Nagato is voiced by Vic Mignogna. from left to right: Animal. Pain's seiyū is Ken'yū Horiuchi. 419 All but one of the bodies have orange hair and a number of body piercings that. Human. the unique eye technique possessed by the Sage of the Six Paths. was an Amegakure orphan trained by Jiraiya alongside Yahiko (弥彦?) before he became Deva Pain. In his cameo appearance in episode 135 of the English adaptation. Preta.ch. he is voiced by Dave Wittenberg. each of the six bodies are individually named after one of the six Buddhist paths of reincarnation. Kishimoto originally wanted her to have an obscene appearance showing more of her bust. Pain (ペイン Pein?) is one of the major antagonists of the Naruto series. but after Itachi escapes Kabuto's control he is sealed by Itachi.ch. In the Japanese anime. Naruto is able to renew Nagato's faith in his late master and in the possibility of peace. the six Paths use the Rinnegan to share visual information and coordinate attacks. Nagato's desires peace for the world. becoming a "god" in the eyes of Amegakure's citizens. 378. lit. Deva. Because she . 378 The Paths of Pain are controlled by Nagato (長門?) who.Naraka. while Nagato's seiyū is Junpei Morita. As a result.  Each also has a Rinnegan (輪廻 眼?. Controlled by a single conscious mind. Konan Konan (小南?) is the only female ninja in Akatsuki. 373. like Konan.
ch. she is confronted by Madara over the location of Nagato's Rinnegan eyes. or create wings that mirror her title.ch. lit. 482. she is able to use this weakness to her advantage as she implements explosive tags into her paper clones. and sees Sasuke as the living legacy from his late friend Kimimaro. Zabuza and his followers fled the village and began working as mercenary . who wishes to restore the Kirigakure's Seven Swordsmen by taking their swords. to avenge the latter's slaughter of the Uchiha clan. 523 The second member is Karin (香燐?). 373 Konan can divide her body into countless sheets of paper. Konan withdraws her position in Akatsuki and leaves the organization. While Konan's abilities are restricted when the paper is wet. 510 In the Japanese anime.ch. Zabuza possesses a massive sword called Kubikiri Bōchō (首斬り包丁?. 403 After Sasuke's failed infiltration of the Kage Summit in the Land of Iron.ch. Prior to carrying out this intent. Decapitating Knife).ch. Sasuke agrees to work with Akatsuki to help them capture the eight-tailed beast. After a failed coup d'état wherein he tried to assassinate the Fourth Mizukage.serves under Pain. Taka splits as Jugo and Suigetsu are captured by the samurai of the Land of Iron. she is referred to by villagers of Amegakure as "God's angel". 351 After Itachi's death and Sasuke's discovery that the Uchiha were wiped out under the orders of Konohagakure. While under Jiraiya. form weapons for attack. Taka Taka (鷹?. Konan learned to take advantage of her natural talent with origami.ch. Itachi Uchiha.ch. 352 Its first recruited member is Suigetsu Hozuki (鬼灯 水月 Hōzuki Suigetsu?). 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. She fights him. since paper will cling to itself and lose its stiffness. "Hawk") is a group formed by Sasuke Uchiha that consists of Orochimaru's former subordinates. 348 The third and last member is the prisoner Jugo (重吾 Jūgo?) . a group of ninja that use particularly large swords in battle. which is later claimed by Suigetsu Hozukiafter Zabuza's death. a former test subject of Orochimaru able to turn his body to liquid form. 372 Later. a former assistant to Orochimaru who specializes in track specific individuals through chakra over long distances. with its mission being to find and kill Sasuke's brother. her voice actor is Dorothy Elias-Fahn.ch. 352. When first formed it goes by the name "Hebi" (蛇?.who was used to create Orochimaru's cursed seals thanks to his enzymes that cause him to be mentally unstable.ch. "Snake"). but is killed after being forced to reveal Nagato's resting place. Konan's seiyū is Atsuko Tanakaand in the English anime. using it as a key component in her battle style. which she controls and reshapes remotely to scout out an area.ch. After Nagato's death. and Karin is abandoned by Sasuke during the ensuing fight with Danzō Shimura. Sasuke renames their group "Taka" and changes its mission to the destruction of Konoha. 365 and is highly flirtatious when she is alone with Sasuke.
32 The Kubikiri Bōchō served as Zabuza's gravemarker until it was taken by Suigetsu. locate them by the sounds they make. by blanketing an area in mist. and kill them without them ever noticing his presence. Zabuza can blind an opponent. Hyōton (氷遁?. due to her pregnancy. He commonly uses this ability to surround an enemy with ice mirrors that he can freely merge with and instantly move between. and his English voice actor is Susan Dalian.ch. Haku dislikes fighting and does all that he can to subdue opponents without actually killing them. 21 Before he started working for Zabuza. Haku becomes unquestioningly protective of and loyal to Zabuza.ch. Other characters Team 8 Team 8 is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Kurenai Yuhi. despite being a ninja and Zabuza's tool of battle. ch. He has a heavily androgynous appearance. allows him to mix wind and water elements to create ice. Zabuza is skilled in water-based abilities. his contract is revoked. lit. He recognized Haku's talents and agreed to take him in as a tool.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. except Kurenai. a job he is never able to finish due to interference by Tazuna's bodyguard. As a result.ch. After wandering from place to place for a time he was found by Zabuza. though is mortally wounded and dies soon afterwards.ch. and with his superb accuracy he can hit pressure points to put opponents in a death-like state. Zabuza kills him first.assassins. During Part II. 29 He ultimately gives his life in his mission to be useful to Zabuza. "Ice Release"). 30 Like most Kirigakure ninja.ch. and his English voice actor is Steven Blum. 30 Haku's genetic inheritance. 524 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Mayumi Asano.ch. 26 His talents lead to him being hired by a criminal mastermind named Gato to kill a man named Tazuna. and only by being useful does he find a purpose in life.ch. Haku lived as an orphan. however. becoming a human shield to protect his master from Kakashi Hatake's Lightning Blade. and Haku then killed him. 354 Kiba Inuzuka . 524 In the Japanese anime. his seiyū is Unshō Ishizuka. with each of the members' unique abilities being utilized in this role. Because he takes too long to complete the task. He then bombards them with needles. Team 8. 516. His father killed his mother when it was discovered that she possessed a genetic ability. This reflects his pacifist nature. so much so that when Naruto Uzumaki first meets Haku he ends up mistaking him for a girl. The members of Team 8 primarily concentrate on tracking. Kakashi Hatake. and his employer tries to have Zabuza killed. His area of expertise. Mona Marshall voiced Haku as a child. is in assassinations.ch. 516. Haku Haku (白?) is Zabuza Momochi's right hand man and most faithful follower. joins Naruto Uzumaki and Team 7 in their search for Sasuke Uchiha. 24 Haku is resurrected by Kabuto later in the series to fight in the Shinobi World War.
Akamaru. 203 In the original Japanese anime. and constant companion. however. he spends his free time capturing and studying insects and often uses them as analogies during conversation. By Part II of the Naruto storyline. 238 In the Japanese anime. in regards to opponents as well as his attachment to insects. he fails to notice this drastic difference. when Akamaru transforms into a clone of Kiba. His first voice actor in the . and his English voice actor is Kyle Hebert. In battle. 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. 364 Kiba's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kōsuke Toriumi. Akamaru's vocal effects are provided by Jamie Simone though Kyle Hebert provided the voice of Akamaru when it took Kiba's form. Akamaru is voiced by Junko Takeuchi. Since Akamaru is naturally better equipped for combat. the bugs do as he commands. have caused other characters to label him as "creepy. giving them a strong odor that can easily be tracked. hearing. he uses his heightened senses to Kiba's advantage.ch. ch. Akamaru Akamaru (赤丸?) is Kiba Inuzuka's ninja dog (忍犬 ninken?). and Kōsuke Toriumi. 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. he relies on Kiba to provide the chakra for the combination attacks they execute. ch. boxing them in without their knowledge and absorbing their chakra once they have been surrounded. Shino's merciless tendencies. growing claws and traveling on all four limbs to increase his speed. Akamaru fights with him in battle. Shino Aburame Shino Aburame (油女 シノ Aburame Shino?) is one of the members of Team 8 and is fascinated with insects. who is also theseiyū for Naruto Uzumaki. Kiba usually modifies his own abilities at the start of a battle. Akamaru acts as a valuable tool for Kiba in hostile situations. In the English adaptation of the anime. Most apparent of his connection to dogs is the constant presence of his ninja dog (忍犬 ninken?). his seiyū is Shinji Kawada.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. 204 In exchange for Kiba's devotion. During a battle. unwilling to abandon him and putting himself in harm's way for Akamaru's sake.ch.ch. At the start of the series. 70 Nevertheless. Kiba is fiercely loyal to Akamaru. and helps to double-team opponents with volleys of physical attacks. best friend. To help Kiba keep track of opponents. but since Kiba spends so much time with Akamaru. which requires Akamaru to transform into a clone of Kiba. In exchange for using Shino as a hive and feeding on his chakra.ch. and the ability to detect others' chakra levels.ch. 75 He can also drastically increase his sense of smell. Akamaru can urinate on them. Shino directs his bugs towards an opponent." ch. Shino cares deeply for his teammates. who voices Kiba. 172 A deep connection with insects runs in Shino's family. and by the second half of the series he can use it to track things dogs cannot. Kiba carries Akamaru around on his head or inside his jacket. 282 With his heightened sense of smell.
ch. 140 During Part II of the series. making their relationship clear. and Ino Yamanaka were also on a team together. Because of this. Hinata finally admits her feelings to Naruto while protecting him from Pain. many other characters assume them to be a couple. 78 Whenever Kurenai appears in the series. 238 Though Hinata's training has in large part been to prove herself. she is usually accompanied by Asuma Sarutobi.ch.ch. 342 In battle she specializes in casting illusions.ch.  Team 10 Team 10 is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Asuma Sarutobi. Of all her students. as the series progresses.ch. and both . She is always reluctant to speak her mind or to do something that might antagonize another character. 141 In the Japanese anime. though they both deny this. 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. most characters are aware of her feelings. but in all following appearances. she also trains to try and win the attention of the series protagonist Naruto Uzumaki. she was voiced by Saffron Henderson in episode three.ch. leaving her in the care of her teacher. Hinata's inability to stand up for herself caused her father to disown her at a young age. However.ch.English anime wasSam Riegel.ch. causing her difficulties whenever she is on a mission. During Part II.ch. Kurenai Yuhi. Hinata begins training to become stronger. Inspired by Naruto's confidence and determination. and her English voice actor is Stephanie Sheh.ch. both to overcome her own weaknesses and to prove her worth to her father. 437 Her seiyū in the Japanese anime is Nana Mizuki. In the English adaptation of the anime. 78 Soon after her introduction. The fathers of the three team members Choji Akimichi. and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn in all subsequent appearances. she goes out of her way to help him. as her father takes a greater interest in her training. 77 In the anime. 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. Hinata becomes infatuated with Naruto to the extent that she immediately blushes or faints upon seeing him. 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. Her efforts begin to prove successful towards the end of Part I. her seiyū is Rumi Ochiai. 80 While Hinata is hesitant to openly admit her feelings for him. Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child. acting as a surrogate parent in the absence of Hinata's father and helping Hinata overcome her weaknesses. and is shown to be particularly skilled with illusions involving plants. Kurenai is closest with Hinata. he has been voiced by Derek Stephen Prince. Shikamaru Nara. Kurenai Yuhi Kurenai Yuhi (夕日 紅 Yūhi Kurenai?) is the leader of Team 8. who voiced Shino in episodes 23 and 24.
ch. helping her to develop her own identity. Ino Yamanaka Ino Yamanaka (山中 いの Yamanaka Ino?) is the only female member of Team 10. Shikamaru can manipulate his shadow. 55 Shikamaru Nara has never found an issue with Choji's weight. and by extending it into another person's shadow he can force the target to mimic his movements.ch.ch.ch. Choji can increase the size of his body to improve the amount of damage his strikes deal upon impact. his laziness frequently prevents him from effectively utilizing his intelligence. Creator Kishimoto has noted that he "likes" Shikamaru due to his easygoing nature despite being a genius.generations refer to their team using the moniker "Ino-Shika-Cho". Shikamaru's seiyū is Showtaro Morikubo. 190 In battle. and he can devise complex strategies even in the heat of battle. She is a childhood friend of Sakura Haruno. 137 During Part II. Because of this. hoping to be more useful to her friends and teammates as an able medical ninja. his fellow Team 10 member. although Nobutoshi Canna acted as a stand-in for Morikubo in episode 141. instead choosing to look upon Choji's inner strength.ch. Choji insists he is not fat. Shikamaru's intelligence is such that Asuma Sarutobi. However. and contrasted him against Sasuke Uchiha's intelligent but abrasive personality. and Kakashi Hatakebriefly assumes leadership of the team to hunt down those responsible for Asuma's death. but still maintain a competitive attitude towards each other. Sakura ended their friendship so they could properly compete for his affection.ch. Choji regards him as his best friend. Ino becomes her surrogate apprentice. 189 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kentaro Ito and his English voice actor is Robbie Rist. When they discovered that they both liked Sasuke Uchiha. Though his habit of always eating gives him a relatively large appearance. has never been able to defeat Shikamaru at games such as shogi or go. as he chooses to look upon Choji as a person rather than only considering his large girth.ch. If someone refers to him as fat. Ino . Team 10's leader. Asuma is slain in an encounter with members of Akatsuki. 107 Shikamaru is a longtime friend of Choji Akimichi. Choji instantly becomes hostile and increases his resolve to battle. 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. when Sakura begins to excel in healing techniques. 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. 73 In the anime. 190 In battle. 71 The two eventually make amends and rekindle their friendship. stating he would willingly give his life to defend Shikamaru.ch. instead using explanations like being "big-boned". His English voice actor is Tom Gibis. 107 In the Japanese anime.ch. In terms of combat abilities.
They are a year older than the other members of Konohagakure's teams. and the two often play shogi or go together.ch. 321 Among all his students.ch. Asuma wields trench knives that can be infused with chakra. When infused with his wind-based chakra. At this point in the series. Akatsuki. Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child. He had a falling out with his father when he was younger. Despite his natural talent. leading many characters to assume the two are a couple.ch. Team Guy Team Guy is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Might Guy. and resolves to get strong enough to never lose a battle. 38After being defeated in battle by Naruto Uzumaki. a character that has proven his "destiny" wrong by getting stronger. Asuma can extend the blades' length and easily pierce through rock. however. and briefly left Konohagakure in protest. 101 At the start of the series. resulting in his training with the leader of the main house at the end of Part I. In Part II. gaining control over their body which she can then use to attack others.ch. Asuma shares a particularly close relationship with Shikamaru Nara.ch. such as when his father died. Neji openly hates the main house because of this. 314 Asuma is usually seen smoking a cigarette. 140 During Part II of the series. these knuckles fall into Shikamaru's possession. but will temporarily drop the habit when something is bothering him. making their relationship clear. Neji's membership in one of the clan's lower houses leaves him ineligible to learn the clan's most secret techniques. The members of Team Guy primarily concentrate on physical attacks and weapons.  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 believes in a fatalistic philosophy: that one's destiny is inescapable and that a weak person will always be weak. 107 Asuma frequently appears alongside Kurenai Yuhi. readily attacking its members verbally or physically when given the chance. Both deny this and promptly try to change the subject whenever it is brought up.ch. a member of the criminal organization Akatsuki. He abandons the idea of a predetermined fate. 55 In the Japanese anime.ch.ch. and he is voiced by Doug Erholtz in the English adaptation.ch. 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. 238 . Team Guy joins Team 7 in attempting to save Gaara from the criminal organization. 332 Asuma's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Jūrōta Kosugi. ch. 197 He also tries to remedy the estranged relations between himself and the members of the main house. and her voice actor is Colleen O'Shaughnessey in the English adaptation. as Guy wanted to wait a year before they could take the test to advance in ninja rank and become Chunin.specializes in mind-altering techniques. The two had not completely reconciled by the time of Hiruzen's death. her seiyū is Ryōka Yuzuki. and he uses them to defeat Hidan and avenge Asuma. ch. 317 After Asuma is killed by Hidan. Neji has a change of heart.ch. To use these techniques. 342 In battle.ch. Ino transfers her consciousness to her target's mind.
One such example is his Byakugan. 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. ch. Tenten specializes in weaponry.Neji displays his title as a prodigy of the Hyuga throughout the series. In the ninja academy. In the Japanese anime. His voice in the English anime is provided bySteve Staley. such as his wardrobe and his perseverance. Because some of these techniques. and when he is featured as a child. Tenten Tenten (テンテン?) is the only female member of Team Guy. and Wendee Lee provides his child voice. 197 In the Japanese anime. Tenten uses this expertise to help Neji Hyuga train his defensive techniques. can pose a severe risk to Lee's body. but his persistence impressed Guy. Lee has adopted several of Guy's habits because of this. he never uses contractions. 73Despite her lack of appearances. Might Guy . 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. even forbidden. the battle's start and her eventual defeat are the only portions shown. 101 As the series progresses. either to increase their potency or to fix an inherent flaw. he always utilizes honorifics such as "san" and "kun". such that her only fight in Part I of the manga is almost entirely skipped. Guy spends much of his free time training with Lee to help him accomplish his dream of becoming a respected ninja by using onlytaijutsu. In the English adaptations. he is only permitted to use them to protect something or someone dear to him. Tenten receives the least amount of screen time.ch.ch. series creator Masashi Kishimoto favors her design more than those of any of the other female characters he has created. when first introduced he is highly proficient with the Gentle Fist style of combat.ch. such as the ability to open the eight chakra gates. his seiyū is Kōichi Tōchika. 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. Neji refines these abilities into more powerful counterparts. Rock Lee was unable to use ninjutsu or genjutsu techniques. 98 Her Japanese seiyū is Yukari Tamura. he is voiced by Keiko Nemoto. with which he can directly attack an opponent's internal systems. In battle. Though never actually trained in the form. During a fight she uses the hundreds of weapons kept stored in scrolls she carries with her to bombard opponents with pinpoint accuracy. an eye technique that by default gives the owner a near-360-degree field of vision within a fifty meter radius. Neji constantly trains to overcome a small blindspot and to increase the Byakugan's range of sight. 84 Guy has taught him a number of powerful. techniques. and her English voice actor is Danielle Judovits. and his voice actor is Brian Donovan in English. Of all the Naruto protagonists. his seiyū is Yoichi Masukawa. Neji has been able to replicate it and its most powerful attacks through simple observation.
65 In the Japanese anime. has been the longest-ruling Hokage."Maito Gai" redirects here. Hokage The Hokage (火影?. but notes that the teacher was not a model for Guy's character. Might Guy (マイト・ガイ Maito Gai?) is the leader of Team Guy. who became the Second Hokage (二代目火影 Nidaime Hokage?). lit. succeeds him as the Fifth Hokage. While Lee is forced to concentrate on physical attacks due to his inability to use other types of techniques. 137 Another of his students. which only further motivates Guy to defeat Kakashi and his "coolness".ch. When Danzo dies. For the Japanese actor nicknamed "Maito Gai". Because of Guy's dedication to him. see Akira Kobayashi. who are honored by the village by having sculptures of their faces carved into the rock formation overlooking Konohagakure. which involves setting tough self-imposed penalties for failure in the belief that the punishment will make him stronger. the Third Hokage (三代目火影 Sandaime Hokage?). The First was succeeded by his younger brother.ch. Tsunade. preferring nonviolent discussions to his advisers' more militaristic suggestions. He is a peace-loving leader. which he constantly tries to teach to Lee. Kakashi Hatake. the Third abdicated in favor of Minato Namikaze. and dedicates most of his time to only one of his students.ch. 180 Series creator Masashi Kishimoto likens Guy's passionate personality to that of a physical education teacher he had in junior high school. Lee has also adopted many of Guy's mannerisms. during an invasion of Konohagakure. Guy specializes in physical attacks. Hiruzen Sarutobi. having served two separate terms. 172 Danzo follows Tsunade becoming the unofficial Sixth Hokage after she enters a coma as a consequence of defending the village from Pain.ch. there have been five Hokage. ch. Guy deliberately chooses not to use techniques other than physical attacks. When not teaching Lee a new ability. Guy is usually found in competition with his self-proclaimed rival. the nine-tailed fox. Tobirama Senju (千手扉間 Senju Tobirama?).ch. With his unique Mokuton abilities. and his English voice actor is Skip Stellrecht. who founded the village along with Madara Uchiha. but reclaimed his position after the Fourth gave his life to save the village from Kurama.He in turn was followed by one of his students. In battle. and his method of rule became a model for all subsequent Hokage. 489 Hiruzen Sarutobi Hiruzen Sarutobi (猿飛 ヒルゼン Sarutobi Hiruzen?). Over the course of the series. his seiyū is Masashi Ebara. Kakashi has never displayed a particular interest in their rivalry. Lee has modeled himself in his master's image. he created the trees that act as the foundation for Konohagakure. Tsunade continues after her coma lifts. Throughout the series. 1 The Third is the Hokage at the beginning of the series. who took the position of Fourth Hokage. "Fire Shadow") is the leader of Konohagakure. who became the Third Hokage. he acts as a source . The First Hokage (初代火影 Shodai Hokage?) was Hashirama Senju (千 手柱間 Senju Hashirama?). but he is slain in battle by his former student. After a long rule. mimicking Guy's distinctive green jumpsuit and shiny bowl haircut. Throughout the series. including his "My Rules" philosophy. Orochimaru. Rock Lee.
allowing him to wipe out whole armies in the blink of an eye. He developed a jutsu that was in essence a teleportation jutsu. 169 Despite the importance of her position. 170 She is also the granddaughter of the First Hokage and grandniece of the second Hokage. She regains her faith in both after meeting Naruto Uzumaki. His seiyu is Toshiyuki Morikawa and his English voice actor isTony Oliver.ch. and his English voice actor is Steve Kramer.ch. he gave his life to seal Kurama. into Naruto's body. he still manages to rob Orochimaru of his ability to use jutsu (by "sealing" his arms). Orochimaru had always been his favorite student. so many characters in the series refer to her with the Japanese honorific "hime" (princess). the Fourth Hokage (四代目火影 Yondaime Hokage?). who consistently overcomes any obstacle in his own dreams of being Hokage. After her brother and boyfriend Dan died in pursuit of their dreams to become Hokage. Tsunade tends to avoid her everyday duties. 121 When he is unable to win. Minato was a prodigy among ninja. hoping it would help Naruto to become strong on his own.ch. but much younger.ch. bringing an end to the invasion and thus allowing Hiruzen to die happily.of wisdom to younger generations. Tsunade Tsunade (綱手?). not as the host of Kurama. Minato Namikaze Minato Namikaze (波風 ミナト Namikaze Minato?).ch. When Orochimaru invades Konoha years later. She will fulfill her role to address matters important to the village. his seiyū is Hidekatsu Shibata. is a former student of the Third Hokage. 2 Kishimoto has expressed desire to make a spin-off series with Minato as the protagonist. saving Konoha from destruction and giving Naruto access to its great strength. is the father of Naruto Uzumaki and spouse to Kushina Uzumaki. and from the start. their familial relationship is not revealed until Part II of the series. 367 He was the student of Jiraiya and the teacher of Kakashi Hatake. and throughout Part II leads . Although Naruto and Minato are noted to have a number of similar traits throughout the series. 137 In the Japanese anime. instead leaving them for her assistants. Tsunade accepts the position of Fifth Hokage (五代目火 影 Godaime Hokage?) to protect Konohakagure on behalf of everyone she has loved.ch. and Hiruzen could never bring himself to recognize Orochimaru's evil qualities. He was also the teacher of Jiraiya. ch. as well as her former teammates Jiraiya and Orochimaru.ch. 240 Before the start of the series. and Tsunade. Orochimaru. she lost faith in the title and the concept of dreams. as he purportedly knew every jutsu in Konohagakure. Hiruzen fights him to repent for never prosecuting Orochimaru as he should have. 172 As a result.ch. the nine-tailed fox. thus earning him the title of "Konoha's Yellow Flash" (木ノ葉の黄色い閃光 Konoha no Kiiroi Senkō?). Despite her connections to past Hokage. It is later revealed during Naruto's battle with Pain that he is Naruto's biological father and that he never told anyone. 2 In his youth Hiruzen was known as "The Professor" (プロフェッサー Purofessā?). is one of the few characters to treat Naruto Uzumaki as a person. Tsunade hates the position when she is first introduced. such that enemy villages issued flee-on-sight orders if ever he appeared on a battlefield.
However. ch. Sand Siblings Kankuro. a war hawk who believes that all of the former Hokage have placed peace above the village's best interests. However. using it greatly shortens her overall lifespan. Her age is similar to that of her former teammates Jiraiya and Orochimaru.ch. 285 Since then he has been using The Foundation. Tsunade is a talented medical ninja. On the rare occasions that she hits a winning streak. Danzo finally convinces the Fire Country's feudal lord to make him Acting Candidate Sixth Hokage (六代目火影候補 Rokudaime Hokage Kouho?). but she constantly assumes the appearance of a twenty-year-old woman with large breasts. and can heal injuries that most others would consider incurable. the latter in order to restore Shisui's eye. Danzo Shimura Danzo Shimura (志村 ダンゾウ Shimura Danzō?) is one of the oldest villagers in Konohagakure. 285 But after Konohagakure is destroyed and Tsunade is left in a coma.ch. Danzo has been at odds with Tsunade and acts on his agenda of killing off Sasuke in secret. and her English voice actor is Debi Mae West. ch. He also had himself injected with the cells of the First Hokage allowing him to use the Senju Clan's unique skills. He was one of the elders who orchestrated the Uchiha Clan's demise. Gaara. using his new found power to have the ninja track down both Sasuke and Kabuto. while at the Kage conference. making her all but invincible in battle.Konoha in combatingAkatsuki.ch. Her healing abilities are such that she has devised a method of Mitotic regeneration for herself. He was once considered for the position of Third Hokage. she appears to have superhuman strength that allows her to reduce buildings to rubble. 169 In the Japanese anime. his own personal black ops team.ch.ch. she perceives it as a bad omen. as well as the vast amount of Sharingan eyes grafted to his arm. 481 In the Japanese anime he is voiced by Hiroshi Ito and in the English version he is voiced by William Frederick Knight. 149 Despite her odd personality. 298 Throughout Part II. 238Tsunade is a compulsive gambler with terrible luck. He dies shortly after Sasuke mortally wounds him. Tsunade's seiyū is Masako Katsuki. The right half of his body is covered in bandages to hide a damaged Sharingan eye transplanted from the body of Shisui Uchiha. and Temari as they appear at the end of Part I . but that title was given to Hiruzen Sarutobi whom he served as an adviser. to secretly ensure he would become Hokage. Danzo is forced into fighting Sasuke.
Black Ant traps opponents in its body to make them easier targets. lit. 249 Kankuro is a talented puppeteer. Temari values peace. Sasori. 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?). once Gaara begins to reveal his dreams and motivations to Kankuro. as she questions Sunagakure's justifications for going to war withKonohagakure. with a similar background yet a highly divergent personality. The puppets are all destroyed by their original creator. though he tends to hold his tongue for fear of being killed. Kankuro is later seen using Sasori's body as his new puppet. inside him. Gaara developed a sadistic and withdrawn personality. Due to their interactions with Naruto Uzumaki. aiding him in his attempts to retrieve Sasuke Uchiha fromOrochimaru. Crow). Crow is used for offensive purposes. he becomes more willing to help others as the purpose for his existence.ch. Before Gaara was even born. and serve as antagonists in the subsequent invasion of Konohagakure. Temari Temari (テマリ?) is the oldest of the three siblings. he lashes out at anyone who speaks poorly of Gaara and when Gaara is kidnapped. 36 In Part II. He was created by Kishimoto as a foil to Naruto Uzumaki. and Salamander protects Kankuro and his allies from enemy attacks.The Sand Siblings are ninja from the village of Sunagakure and the children of the Fourth Kazekage.  In the Japanese anime. Similar to Naruto. Gaara was tormented by his fellow villagers for being the host of a tailed beast. the leader of the village. and his English voice actor is Michael Lindsay. in which she begins acting as a liaison between Sunagakure and Konohagakure to help the two . he readily risks his life to save him. killing others to affirm the value of his existence. and Sanshōuo (山椒魚?. they later return as allies of Konohagakure. 95 This trait carries over to Part II. Unlike her more combat-loving brothers. 249 Gaara's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Akira Ishida. Kishimoto changed their costumes for their return due to the difficulty in drawing their original attire. and has thus far been shown to have three puppets in his arsenal: Karasu (烏?. Kankuro Kankuro (カンクロウ Kankurō?) is the second oldest of the three siblings. a powerful and dangerous tailed beast. Salamander). For the first half of the series.ch. and he succeeds his deceased father as Sunagakure's Kazekage during Part II. 59 They come to Konohagakure to participate in the biannual ninja exams.  Gaara Main article: Gaara Gaara (我愛羅?) is the youngest of the three siblings. as well as to symbolize their new friendship with Konohagakure.ch. Black Ant).ch.ch. After one of his few remaining relatives tried to kill him. lit.ch. lit. he is frequently at odds with Gaara. Kankuro becomes very protective of Gaara. his seiyū is Yasuyuki Kase. and his English voice actor is Liam O'Brien. Kuroari (黒蟻?. 131 His battle with Naruto during the invasion of Konoha changes this mentality. in Part II. as a result.
and her English voice actor is Tara Platt. As she is skilled at deducing an opponent's strategies and weaknesses soon after a battle begins. hisseiyū is Toshihiko Seki. 12. the bond between Naruto and Jiraiya is his favorite. Masashi Kishimoto's initial design of Iruka featured "evil" eyes and sharper cheekbones. He bears no ill will towards Naruto. which was sealed into Naruto Uzumaki.ch. Jiraiya was under the tutelage of the Third Hokage. but this was abandoned in favor of a more relaxed appearance. He looks to Naruto Uzumaki as a mentor in this quest. 107 Temari's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Romi Paku. In battle. yet all of his attempts resulted in a mere recreation of Naruto. Tsunade and Orochimaru. 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.ch. not as the Hokage's grandson. he intended for Konohamaru to look like a "punk" smaller than Naruto. Although still . Konohamaru insists.villages work together. that he will only become Hokage after Naruto has been Hokage first. along with his teammates.ch. is the grandson of the Third Hokage. and by Akiko Koike as a stand-in. Konohamaru Sarutobi Konohamaru Sarutobi (猿飛 木ノ葉丸 Sarutobi Konohamaru?). 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. 170 Jiraiya is known throughout the Naruto world as the "Toad Sage" (蝦蟇仙人 Gama Sennin?) due to his toad-related jutsu. 1 In the Japanese anime. however. Kishimoto has commented that out of all the master-pupil relationships he has created in the Naruto series. He eventually gave Konohamaru small. ch. Other Iruka Umino Iruka Umino (うみの イルカ Umino Iruka?) is a Konohagakure ninja and instructor at the Ninja Academy. she typically uses her winds to remove parts of the battlefield that might be advantageous to the enemy. As a child. angry-looking eyes. determination. vol.vol. and signature jutsu such as the Rasengan and a variety of other techniques. his parents were killed by Kurama. and was instantly happy with the design. a school for prospective ninja. 2:126 When Iruka was a child. Naruto thinks of Iruka as a father-figure because of this. Jiraiya Main article: Jiraiya (Naruto) Jiraiya (自来也?) is a Konohagakure ninja and one of Naruto's teachers. named after Konohagakure. Colleen O'Shaughnessey is his English voice actor. 2Konohamaru's design caused great difficulties for Masashi Kishimoto.vol. the nine-tailed fox. and his English voice actor is Quinton Flynn. and Iruka in turn has great faith in Naruto's potential to be a great ninja. emulating his work ethic. He strives to replace his grandfather as Hokage so the villagers of Konohagakure will recognize him by name. noting that it makes drawing them "worthwhile".
Chiyo is brought back through Impure World Resurrection to fight against the combined Shinobi army.affiliated with Konohagakure. Despite her medicinal affinity. Having been a member of The Foundationsince he was a child. 245 In the Japanese anime. Sai Sai (サイ?) is a ninja who joins Team 7 in Part II. only to have many of her efforts nullified by the work ofTsunade. the leader of Sunagakure. Chiyo. her seiyū is Keiko Nemoto. Chiyo joins a group of Konohagakure ninja in rescuing him. she used her knowledge of poisons to aid Sunagakure. as she identifies details that Tsunade tends to overlook. Despite their efforts. Chiyo gives up her life to revive Gaara. He eventually learns . and he proudly describes himself as a "super pervert". and her English voice actor is Megan Hollingshead. and his English voice actor is David Lodge. Gaara also dies before they can rescue him. however. however. Jiraiya's personality is openly lecherous. with the help of Sakura Haruno. 166 Shizune is one of the few characters that Tsunade trusts with absolute certainty.ch. After spending time with Naruto Uzumaki. everything she knew. her seiyū is Ikuko Tani. 282 In the Japanese anime. She is mistrustful of other ninja villages. Chiyo Chiyo (チヨ?) is an adviser to Sunagakure who is introduced at the start of Part II. When Deidara defeats and kidnaps Gaara. resulting with him choosing names such as "fatso" and "ugly". Shizune's concern for details causes her to question Tsunade's judgment. authoring a series of best-selling adult romance novels. 375 Touched by the genuine bond formed between Sunagakure and Konoha. he takes Naruto as his student. In Part II of the series. and returns him to Konohagakure in Part II as he begins to keep tabs on the movements of the criminal organization Akatsuki. including using concealed poisoned needles or emitting toxic gas from her mouth. ch. he often says what he actually thinks of a person. in Part II.ch. he begins to crave bonds with other people. and over the years. In the Japanese anime. Sasori. She left Konohagakure with Tsunade after the death of her uncle. which has since become his primary role in the series. Jiraiya is voiced by Hōchū Ōtsuka.ch.ch. is able to confront and kill her grandson Sasori. 280 In later chapters. Kishimoto was careful in his design to make him stand out. Replacing Sasuke in the team. Shizune Shizune (シズネ?) is a Konohagakure ninja introduced in the series as Tsunade's assistant. hoping that the relationship of peace might be continued. many of the attacks she uses in the series are poison-based. making treaties as a formality and quietly strengthening Sunagakure's military might simultaneously. creating interference with Tsunade's plans and temporarily straining the relationship between the two. and in the English version her voice actor is Barbara Goodson. 91 During Part I. Sai has been trained to not possess or desire any type of emotion or camaraderie. During the various ninja wars. She is a skilled puppeteer and taught her grandson.ch. 303 Sai's attempts to form bonds involve giving pet names to others. After the alliance catches up with the kidnappers. he spends much of his time traveling.ch. Tsunade taught her medical techniques.
ch. the other being series protagonist Naruto Uzumaki. and his English voice actor is Reno Wilson.ch. 317 Unlike Kakashi.ch. 411 The host of the ushi-oni-like eight-tailed beast. lit. 285 After Kakashi's return. Killer Bee has complete control over the beast sealed within him. Yamato will leave them behind if they become a hindrance. Naruto Uzumaki. the current Raikage of Kumogakure. he stays on the team in an additional leadership position.ch. citing that as ninja they should be able to look after themselves. who gave his life to seal the fox into his son. twelve years before the series' .ch. as he can stop Naruto Uzumaki if Kurama. who is often called the Nine-Tails (九尾の妖狐 Kyūbi no Yōko?. gets out of control. 537 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Hisao Egawa. 291 In the Naruto: Shippūden anime. When using Mokuton techniques. 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. 411 Killer Bee is the adoptive brother of A (エー Ē?). This is the primary reason he is assigned to Team 7. Kurama Kurama (九喇嘛?). and has produced thousands of works. Sai spends his time painting and drawing. "Yamato" is not his real name. and as such is expected to be the guardian of the village. 298 During his childhood. In battle he uses its great strength to increase the lethality of his professional wrestling-styled attacks. Yamato was abducted by Orochimaru and experimented upon in an attempt to replicate the First Hokage's unique abilities. 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.from his mistakes and attempts the opposite approach. Yamato's seiyū is Rikiya Koyama.ch.ch. Killer Bee Killer Bee (キラービー Kirābī?) is a ninja from the village of Kumogakure. Nine-Tailed Demon Fox) is the most powerful of the tailed beasts. 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. It also allows him to suppress a tailed beast's influence over its host. but rather a codename assigned to him for the purposes of joining Team 7. 541 When Akatsuki attacks him. 312 When not making an attempt to bond with others. calling Ino Yamanaka "pretty lady". 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. the nine-tailed fox within him.ch. 419. Orochimaru was forced to flee Konohagakure before he could complete his testing. Yamato can form anything out of wood at will. who places his teammates before the mission. Kurama is responsible for attacking Konohagakure before being stopped by the Fourth Hokage. ch. and in the English version he is voiced by Troy Baker. as a single swipe of one of its tails can raise tsunamis and flatten mountains. 283 Sai's seiyū is Satoshi Hino in the Naruto: Shippūden anime. He is introduced during Part II as one of the two hosts that have yet to be captured by the criminal organizationAkatsuki.ch. and his English voice actor is Benjamin Diskin.ch. for instance. and thus never knew that Yamato had successfully obtained the First's Mokuton techniques.
and figurines—many of which are limited editions produced in small quantities. plush dolls of characters' Part I and Part II appearances. action. and celebrated how the characters allowed the series to successfully incorporate comedy. In the Japanese anime.H. and other media. but lamented the characters' personalities tended to fall between Naruto's "charisma and coolness" and Sasuke's "blandness". Anime News Network praised the characters' "distinctive clothing. hair. commenting that Naruto Uzumaki combined the finer values of his shōnen predecessors. its seiyū is Tesshō Genda. Reception The characters of Naruto have received both praise and criticism from publications dedicated to anime. Anime Reviews offered a more positive view. 95 At the same time. and drama together in a believable manner. Merchandise Several types of merchandise have been produced based on the likeness of the characters in the Naruto series. Anime Boredom agreed with this assessment.  T. but attributed the series' "almost sickening addictiveness" to its level of characterization. 1 Throughout the series. Kurama's former possessor. faces and personalities" that . 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. 291 Naruto eventually takes control of the fox's chakra with help from his mother Kushina Uzumaki.E. The anime and manga magazine Neo described Naruto's character as "irksome". Kurama tries to gain control over Naruto. after a couple isolated incidents of falling under its influence during heated battles. manga.ch. Anime Reviews disagreed. Apparel such as clothing. Peter. extolling the characters as "well rounded" and "imaginative". and praised the "deeply moving emotional trials" they undergo over the course of the series. backpacks. dismissing the characters as echoes of stereotypicalshōnen characters. key chains.ch.M. A second review from T. Many characters are also featured on posters. and in the English adaptation.H. provoking his rage and thus allowing its violent personality to influence and consume him. The visual appearances of the characters in the anime and manga have also received notice from reviewers. 499 Kishimoto was mainly inspired to create Kurama based on thecharacter with the same name from the manga series YuYu Hakusho. and other accessories. Active Anime lauded the characters for not being "simple cardboard cut-out characters" due to their "fleshed out personalities" and "underlying dramatic motivations". and trading cards from the Naruto Collectible Card Game. have been released. 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. Other merchandise includes action figures.M.E. ch. making it difficult to think about the characters on "any deep or meaningful level". and believed the primary focus of the series was on the fighting. As the seal is to be broken if Naruto uses all of Kurama's chakra. as well as full costumes used for cosplay. and noted that several of the characters were not likable.ch. wallpapers.start. it is voiced by Paul St.
118 ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "宿敵!?サスケとサクラ". 5.E.ch. Justin (August 7.E. Carl (November 2. 122. T. 142 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. pp. TV Tokyo. "Naruto GN 8-10 .H. T. T. p. ^ a b c Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Naruto. as well as Kishimoto's "clear eye for geography. "THEM Anime Reviews 4. Several of the antagonists have been very popular within Naruto reader base. Cartoon Network. Mania Entertainment has called Orochimaru the "first real villain". Itachi Uchiha.H. 531 Footnotes 1. Viz Media. 10. October 17.Naruto". 9. but ultimately concluded the animation was "a mixed bag". Retrieved March 27. 12. 531 while Deidara ranked 6th in the latest poll. 2006). 138 ^ a b c d Ross.M. Anime Reviews admitted in their second review that when the animators were at their best. Masashi (2007). 140 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. movement and the human form" and "impeccable visual timing". 2005. Studio Pierrot. Anime News Network. 6.M.ch. Although a large number of antagonists appear in the series. the villain of the previous arc. 8. 14.H.0 . 2007).H. 2008. Studio Pierrot. p. reaching as high as 5th position. 11. Retrieved 2010-04-03. . ^ a b Kimlinger.com. noting that he had no redeeming qualities. 2008. Anime Reviews. "Mania. 2002.E. Mania. 4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes?". Christina. 13.E. p.M.M. "THEM Anime Reviews 4.Review". 3. ^ a b c Tucker.Second Opinion". p. Retrieved March 27.0 . 112-114 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. has continually ranked high in the official Weekly Shōnen Jump popularity poll of the series. ^ a b Rich. ^ Kishimoto. 7.made them easily identifiable. Derrick. since his debut in the manga. 139 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Retrieved 2010-04-03. 141 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. September 17. T. Anime Reviews described Kishimoto as "an average artist at best" and derided the poor transition of his artistic style into animation. they produced "artistic renderings that leave little to be desired on the part of fans of the manga". Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Anime Reviews. p. ISBN 1-4215- 1407-9. p. 2. versus Zabuza Momochi.Naruto .com >> Disc Reviews >> Naruto Box Set 04 (also w/special edition)". Despite this. p. Naruto. ^ a b c d Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto.
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