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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.
Sakura is in love with Sasuke. Kishimoto created her as the heroine of the series. Sasuke's seiyū is Noriaki Sugiyama. earning the moniker "Copy Ninja Kakashi" (コピー忍者のカカシ Kopī Ninja no Kakashi?).ch. she displays highly developed skills from her training giving her the brutal power and strength of about 10 men. In a gaiden on Kakashi's past.ch. her seiyū is Chie Nakamura. 3 But after Sasuke leaves the village. 212 Although he mentors all three members of Team 7 early in the series. Kakashi has amassed a reputation as a skilled and powerful ninja. this is shown to be the result of an incident in which he witnessed the death of one of his teammates.ch. Obito Uchiha. he is unable to prevent Sasuke from leaving the village to seek Orochimaru for greater power. and his English voice actor is Dave Wittenberg. he concentrates on training Sasuke as the series continues. who gave Kakashi his Sharingan eye and imparted many of his habits. 1. Sakura was taunted by other children because of her large forehead. however. As a child. 297 In the Japanese anime. although he has admitted that he has little perception of what an ideal heroine should be. In Part II when Sakura and Naruto are 16. and hates Naruto Uzumaki but begins to like him more during the Chuunin Exams and when he saved her life from the Sand Village's Gaara. In the Japanese anime. and is consistently late to meetings as a result. they became increasingly distant due to their shared affection for Sasuke Uchiha.ch. 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. Sasuke is easily beaten. vol. 237 His teammates' attempts to recover him from Orochimaru forms a major component of the Part II plot. 176 Kakashi's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kazuhiko Inoue. the leader of Team 7 and the sensei of Naruto. however. and his English voice actor is Yuri Lowenthal. During most of Part I. ch. which leads him to leave the village to seek more power from the criminal Orochimaru. 243 With Obito's Sharingan. .During an encounter with his brother in Part I. she resolves to become stronger by training with Tsunade. teaching him his Chidori technique. Kakashi treats his leadership position with a detached manner. Sasuke.ch. and she is voiced by Kate Higgins in the English adaptation. including his tardiness. Kishimoto had originally intended for Kakashi to be introduced earlier in the series than he actually was. She was comforted by Ino Yamanaka. a feature Kishimoto has tried to emphasize in Sakura's appearances. 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. After his 1st attempt is delayed by the Sound Ninja 4. and created him as an easygoing person that would be able to keep the members of Team 7 in check. she makes Naruto make a lifelong promise to bring him back. and Sakura. As the two continued to grow.
which ordered him to enter the service of Orochimaru. 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. lit. is one of his driving motivations throughout the series. 66 Kabuto began acting as a spy for numerous countries and organizations.ch. in the hopes of destroying his former home. he was found on a battlefield by a medical officer from Konohagakure. he leaves Akatsuki and establishes his own ninja village. who took Kabuto and raised him as a son. Otogakure. Orochimaru is a former ninja of Konohagakure and a student of the Third Hokage. Jiraiya and Tsunade. In the series. 88 Kabuto is highly proficient with medical techniques. ch. his most common seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kujira. During his time in the village. "Village Hidden in Sound") is a village founded by Orochimaru for the purpose of collecting ninja for his experiments to learn all the jutsuin the world. He is soon revealed to be a spy and Orochimaru's foremost servant. 170 His desire to obtain immortality led him to conduct experiments on other Konohagakure ninja.ch.ch. 69 His immortality technique involves transferring his consciousness between different host bodies. 238 Because of his different host bodies and the disguises he assumes. particularly Sasuke Uchiha. for instance. Kishimoto worked towards making him appear "pasty and sickly" as part of his theme of distinguishing villains from the protagonists. To emphasize his role as a villain. As a child. who defeats him. After attacking fellow Akatsuki member Itachi Uchiha. The village is not contiguous. he participates in the bi-annual ninja exams as a villager of Konohagakure so as to gather information on his fellow participants. and his desire for a new host. he distinguished himself as one of the village's most powerful ninja along with his teammates. 289 Kabuto uses his various former affiliations as a means to gather intelligence on Orochimaru's behalf. consisting of multiple assorted lairs located within the Land of Sound and outside it.ch. and his role as a villain is gradually escalated as the series progresses. Orochimaru Main article: Orochimaru (Naruto) Orochimaru (大蛇丸?) is one of the primary antagonists of the Naruto series.ch.ch. and the corresponding English voice actor is Steven Blum. including the criminal organization Akatsuki.Antagonists Otogakure See also: World of Naruto Otogakure (音隠れの里 Otogakure no Sato?. 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. and he eventually fled the village and joined the criminal organization Akatsuki. a panoply of voice actors are utilized for Orochimaru. 164 In Part II Kabuto integrates .
sealing techniques as well as possessing their own individual uniquetechniques. Aside from an attempt by two Akatsuki members. 206 Kimimaro laters joins the group to protect Sasuke.ch. as they were forced to accept Kimimaro (君麻呂?) as the leader after he defeated the entire group in battle. 187 Kidomaru (鬼童丸 Kidōmaru?). Kabuto's seiyū isNobutoshi Canna. 143 In Part II. and although they are all defeated by Konohagakure ninja. English TV: "Sound Ninja Four") are Orochimaru's elite bodyguards. They are introduced during Orochimaru's invasion of Konohagakure. and his English voice actor is Henry Dittman. and afterwards settle things with Naruto once he has learned to control the remains. "Dawn" or "Daybreak") is an organization of criminal ninja that serves as the primary antagonistic force of the Naruto series. 184 The group was originally known as the "Sound Five". ch.ch. 357 Once mastering Orochimaru's jutsu for summoning the souls of the dead. the group resumed calling themselves the Sound Four. and are considered by their former homes to be S-class criminals. showing his abilities to fight with his own bones.ch.ch. 239 The members of Akatsuki are ninja who have abandoned their villages. to capture Kurama (the nine-tailed fox sealed within Naruto Uzumaki) Akatsuki is not prominently featured in Part I. but dies as a result of his illness. 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. though he acts through the group's figurehead leader Pain.204 and Tayuya (多由也?). Akatsuki is composed of ten members. two twin brothers which have the ability of combining their bodies. 184 Akatsuki Akatsuki (暁?. Sasuke manages to escape. 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. Orochimaru's remains gradually begin to take over his body. At any given time. who operate in two-man teams. but Kabuto expresses desire to kill Sasuke Uchiha. ch. defensive walls.ch. Led by Tobi. most notably a long.ch. The Sound Four act as his bodyguards. 217 All of them possess Orochimaru's cursed seals.ch. 203. they take a more active role. It is composed of Jirobo (次郎坊 Jirōbō?). 201 As a group they specialize in barriers. Itachi Uchiha and Kisame Hoshigaki. capturing Gaara and extracting . a woman that uses a flute to control summoned demons and cast illusions. a large-sized man who specializes in absorbing chakra and close-quarters combat.ch. which greatly increases the strengths of the users when active. lit. They share similar clothing. Sound Four The Sound Four (音隠れの忍四人衆 Otogakure no Shinobi Yonin Shū?. "Hidden Sound Shinobi Four People". a sixarmed ninja who can produce spider-webs to fight and specialized in ranged combat. dark cloak bearing red clouds and a chin-high collar. the Akatsuki's goal is world domination by using the power of the nine tailed beasts.ch. lit.Orochimaru's remains into his body in order to become powerful enough to not serve anyone again. 520 In the Japanese anime. 192 Sakon (左近?) and Ukon (右近?). After Kimimaro became bedridden due to his illness.
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. he has been voiced by Crispin Freeman. Only allowing those it sees as worthy to wield it. Deidara Deidara (デイダラ?) is a former ninja of Iwagakure. the real Kisame having hidden inside Samehada. 142 By fusing Samehada into him. Sasuke Uchiha. 508 His seiyūin the Japanese anime is Tomoyuki Dan. from his body.ch. having a unique appearance with pale blue skin. sparing only his brother. Deidara holds a grudge against . Shukaku.ch. comparable to a tailed beast. as well as working towards capturing the remaining tailed beasts. who voiced Itachi in episodes 29 and 30. and his English voice actor is Kirk Thornton. ensuring him an infinite amount of stamina.ch. but not before using one of them to steal back the information he had compiled and send it to the Akatsuki. Samehada can provide the user with the chakra it holds. His first voice actor in the English anime was Skip Stellrecht. 487 He attempts to flee from the ninjas but is defeated by Guy and captured. but he performed the massacre under the orders of Konoha's leadership so as to prevent an Uchiha coup d'état. Kisame himself has massive amounts of chakra. It is later revealed that was just a shapeshifting technique performed by Zetsu. He was also a terrorist bomber-for-hire before Itachi Uchiha forced him to join Akatsuki. Kisame is decapitated by Bee and the Raikage. but in all following appearances.ch. Kisame can assume a more shark-like form that increases his abilities. He is initially portrayed as being solely responsible for the killing of his entire clan and family.ch. Samehada (鮫肌 "Sharkskin" in Shippuden?). he frequently shapes water into the forms of sharks to damage opponents. 258 After discarding Samehada when it chose Killer Bee over him.ch. with the explanation that he was testing his abilities. 400 In the Japanese anime. a group of violent ninja that use particularly large swords in battle. is a living weapon covered in scales that can absorb untold amounts of an opponent's chakra. Though having spent his early youth as the child prodigy of the Uchiha clan. Itachi's seiyū isHideo Ishikawa. His sword. In battle. While he was still loyal to Kirigakure. 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.the one-tailed tanuki. a gill-like facial structure. Kisame committes suicide by summoning sharks and allowing them to eat him. and sharp triangular teeth. Itachi is treated as a villain for much of the series. Kisame Hoshigaki Kisame Hoshigaki (干柿 鬼鮫 Hoshigaki Kisame?) is a former ninja of Kirigakure and partnered to Itachi Uchiha.ch. Though he came to embrace the organization. Kisame was one of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. not only is he revealed to have had help from Madara Uchiha in killing the clan. 224 Around the time of his death his villainous role is downplayed.
and is often sent to dispose of bodies Akatsuki does not . Chiyo who taught Sasori the art of puppetry. Sasori left Sunagakure when he got older and joined Akatsuki where he is initially partnered with Orochimaru. 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?). 271 Sakura Haruno and Chiyo eventually destroy his heart. he can animate and control them remotely.ch.ch. 366 Each of Deidara's hands have mouths on them that. 263 In time he even converted his own body into a puppet. such as a spy that observes and reports on battles of interest. In his cameo appearance in episode 135 of the English adaptation. Sasori fights Kankuro.ch. as he feels their Sharingan eyes look down on his abilities. This is in part a result of his ability to merge with any object and quickly travel to a new location. and so Deidara transforms himself into a living bomb in an effort to kill Sasuke and to prove the supremacy of his art. 464 After being resurrected by Kabuto. 363 He is later resurrected by Kabuto. 520 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Katsuhiko Kawamoto. and in the anime of Shippuden by Roger Craig Smith. Blanc. Deidara becomes more like a teacher to Tobi. 267 After Orochimaru's defection Sasori teamed with Deidara.ch. and is replaced by Tobi after his death. and adopts a genuine care for his well-being. Because of this Zetsu serves a variety of different positions in Akatsuki. B. Lacking the love of parents.ch. he is voiced by Quinton Flynn. which essentially gives him eternal life and allows him to control hundreds of puppets at once.ch. by infusing clay or other fine-grained minerals with chakra. but fails in the attempt. but not before telling Sakura about his rendezvous with one of Orochimaru's henchmen who had been working for him as a spy. Hiruko. allowing him to use any of the ninja abilities they possessed during their life for himself. is able to systematically nullify his bombs in combat. create "sculptures" that are actually bombs that explode with varying intensities. Zetsu Zetsu (ゼツ?) is the only member of Akatsuki to regularly act without a partner. 359 Upon joining the Akatsuki. the only part of his humanity he kept when converting himself to a puppet. Itachi's younger brother. who looks to him and his artistic knowledge with reverence. resulting in his death. ch.Itachi and all Uchiha throughout the series. 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. is voiced by Yutaka Aoyama in the Japanese version and in the English version by J. Sasori is voiced by Akiko Yajima as a child.ch. In the Japanese anime. leaving him in the care of his grandmother. he is partnered with Sasori. Deidara's bombs can take any form he chooses.ch. Though he abuses Tobi when he annoys him. 255 He is cannibalistic. His scorpion-like puppet body. he is voiced by Takahiro Sakurai and the English version by Johnny Yong Bosch. 248 Sasuke Uchiha. and from the time of their creation to their detonation. and in the English version he is voiced by Kari Wahlgren and as an adult. but is defeated and released from Kabuto's jutsu after being captured. literally "going out with a bang" as his fellow Akatsuki members put it.ch. something that few other ninja are capable of. His parents were killed by Sakumo Hatake.ch.
. Tobi becomes able to replicate Pain's manipulation of six corpses. Tobi takes the name of Madara Uchiha (うちは マダラ Uchiha Madara?). Kushina Uzumaki. 510. the two sides have their own personalities and knowledge bases. 501 After Pain's death. 261 Zetsu's body is split into two different colors.ch.ch. he decided to make Zetsu half black and half white to emphasize his split personality.ch.ch.want found. Tobi discloses the truth behind Itachi's secret life to him to have him on his side in destroying Konoha. which allows him to use the Uchiha's techniques. Zetsu's seiyū is Nobuo Tobita. one of the founders of Konohagakure and the Uchiha clan.. 544 During the ensuing war. Tobi takes Nagato's body to retrieve his Rinnegan. Similarly. his right side being black and his left being white. he is capable of making his body intangible as well as teleport over great distances at will including to a pocket dimension inside him.ch. He initially acts carefree and goofy often resulting on him being attacked by Deidara. 490 To prepare for the war. 385 Now behaving more seriously. ch. who came into direct conflict with the First Hokage and was thought to be dead. who re-sealed Kurama. 289 Using the DNA of the First Hokage and chakra from the tailed beasts. 467 Tobi is blackmailed by Kabuto Yakushi to form a reluctant alliance with him when presented with the real Madara's corpse. 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. the nine-tailed fox. 364 He also reveals having the Sharingan. Minato Namikaze.ch. from within its previous host.ch. 310 Taking Sasuke under his wing. 317 In battle. 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. and in the English Shippuden anime he is voiced by Travis Willingham.In the Japanese anime. In his cameo appearance in episode 134 of the English adaptation. Madara created numerous clones of Zetsu's white half to use as soldiers in the Fourth Ninja World War. If necessary.ch.ch. Tobi declares the Fourth Shinobi World War. the original Madara is revived to aid Akatsuki exposing Tobi as an impersonator. Zetsu has two voice actors: the black half is voiced by Michael Sorich and the white half is voiced by Brian Beacock. 512 As Kishimoto originally planned Akatsuki to be a group of individuals with close to no human characteristics. he starts taking a special interest in Sasuke's development up to Itachi Uchiha's death while leading Akatsuki. 395 After Deidara dies in a bid to kill Sasuke Uchiha with him. 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. Replacing his left Sharingan with a Rinnegan. to attack Konoha before the series' start resulting in the sacrifice from the Fourth Hokage.ch. After the Kage refuse to surrender to him. frequently leading to discussions and arguments between the two. bringing all life-forms under his command. 400 It is also revealed that Tobi is responsible for unsealing Kurama.
However.ch. Hidan is no longer considered a member by the rest of Akatsuki. Kakuzu is motivated by greed and joins the Akatsuki to seek out valuablebounties. any damage done to Hidan's body is reflected on his opponent. instead finding pleasure in the pain it causes him. the Village Hidden in Boiling Water.ch. Kakuzu is easily finished off by Kakashi.ch. 342After being resurrected by Kabuto. Their battle culminates in Hidan being blown up. Hidan's seiyū is Masaki Terasoma. Kakuzu Kakuzu (角都?) is the partner of Hidan and a former ninja of Takigakure. The threads are also capable of piercing flesh. Kakuzu's seiyū is Takaya Hashi and in the English version he is voiced by Fred Tatasciore. He is a member of the Jashin(ジャシン?. and Shikamaru burying his still-speaking remains in a place Akatsuki will never be able to reach. 325 After Hidan uses this ability to kill Asuma Sarutobi. noting his mask to be easy to make.ch. In the English anime. 336 Kakuzu's hearts are systematically destroyed soon after his introduction by a group of Konohagakure ninja. Once this link is created. Hidan Hidan (飛段?) is the immortal. being paired up with the immortal Hidan as a result. Pain . his extreme temperament led Kakuzu to dislike having a partner and eventually killing whomever he is partnered with in a fit of rage. a religion that worships a deity of the same name and where wreaking anything less than death and utter destruction in battle is considered a sin. Hidan is not impaired while doing this. foul-mouthed. After Naruto Uzumaki leaves his final heart on the brink of failure. In the Japanese anime. Because he is immortal. In the Japanese anime. 339 As such. he is voiced by Chris Edgerly and in Naruto Shippūden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 by Wally Wingert. "evil god") religion. he is voiced by Naoya Uchida. Kakuzu can store up to four spare hearts in animal masks that are sewn to his back.ch. allowing him to reattach any bodypart. and sadomasochistic partner of Kakuzu and a former ninja of Yugakure. and can quickly be recalled to his body if he needs a replacement heart. Hidan can create a voodoo doll-like link with his opponent. which Kakuzu uses to remove the still-beating hearts of his opponents for his personal use while executing a jutsu called Jiongu (地怨虞?) to integrate their hearts into his body to cheat death and extend his life indefinitely. In the English version.ch. back onto its owner. 353 In the Japanese version of the anime. lit.ch. his or another. The masks can be detached during combat situations to shoot elemental blasts at his opponents. the Village Hidden in the Waterfalls. allowing him to kill them by giving himself fatal injuries.Shikamaru Nara fights him to avenge his teacher. his first persona is voiced by Michael Yurchak and the Madara one by Nolan North. by consuming an opponent's blood and then drawing Jashin's triangular-design on the ground. he is sent out to participate in the war until being sealed. Tobi's seiyu is Wataru Takagi and since taking the name of Madara. 322 Kakuzu's body is composed of large amounts of black threads. 313His religion's experimentations have led to the creation of his unique abilities.Kishimoto found him to be his favorite Akatsuki character at the time to draw.
As such. 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. As a result.ch.The Six Paths of Pain. To that end he adopted the name "Pain" to conquer Amegakure before killing Hanzo. Naruto is able to renew Nagato's faith in his late master and in the possibility of peace. Konan Konan (小南?) is the only female ninja in Akatsuki. prompting Nagato to sacrifice his life in order to revive the people he killed in Konoha.ch. and in the Shippuden anime he is voiced by Troy Baker. from a design standpoint.Naraka.ch.ch. Pain's seiyū is Ken'yū Horiuchi. 419 All but one of the bodies have orange hair and a number of body piercings that. Kishimoto originally wanted her to have an obscene appearance showing more of her bust. In the Japanese anime. lit. ch. but after Itachi escapes Kabuto's control he is sealed by Itachi. Nagato's desires peace for the world.  Each also has a Rinnegan (輪廻 眼?. 369 All six bodies are eventually defeated by Naruto. the unique eye technique possessed by the Sage of the Six Paths. Controlled by a single conscious mind. from left to right: Animal. 373. Asura. Human. give Pain a "more dangerous" appearance and relate the pain of their installation to the character's name. In his cameo appearance in episode 135 of the English adaptation. Being a partner of Nagato. Because she . the six Paths use the Rinnegan to share visual information and coordinate attacks. 378 The Paths of Pain are controlled by Nagato (長門?) who. 378. Deva. Preta. partnered to Konan and the principal figure in the tailed beast sealing ceremony thanks to his ability to manipulate souls. while Nagato's seiyū is Junpei Morita. Pain (ペイン Pein?) is one of the major antagonists of the Naruto series. he is voiced by Dave Wittenberg. Nagato came to the realization that peace could only be attained by teaching the world the pain caused by war. Awakening his Rinnegan secretly provided by Madara. each of the six bodies are individually named after one of the six Buddhist paths of reincarnation. The first Pain appearing in the series is actually Deva Pain. while Nagato is voiced by Vic Mignogna. one of six different bodies collectively known as The Six Paths of Pain (ペイン六道 Pein Rikudō?). becoming a "god" in the eyes of Amegakure's citizens. like Konan. 509After Yahiko's death as a result of a trap by Hanzo years later. 449 Nagato is later resurrected by Kabuto and sent alongside Itachi to battle Naruto and Killer Bee. the leader of Akatsuki. "Saṃsāra Eye"). was an Amegakure orphan trained by Jiraiya alongside Yahiko (弥彦?) before he became Deva Pain.
Zabuza and his followers fled the village and began working as mercenary .ch.ch. She fights him. Konan's seiyū is Atsuko Tanakaand in the English anime. she is referred to by villagers of Amegakure as "God's angel".ch. Sasuke renames their group "Taka" and changes its mission to the destruction of Konoha. which is later claimed by Suigetsu Hozukiafter Zabuza's death. her voice actor is Dorothy Elias-Fahn. 373 Konan can divide her body into countless sheets of paper. When first formed it goes by the name "Hebi" (蛇?. a former assistant to Orochimaru who specializes in track specific individuals through chakra over long distances. "Snake"). 523 The second member is Karin (香燐?).ch. which she controls and reshapes remotely to scout out an area. Konan withdraws her position in Akatsuki and leaves the organization. since paper will cling to itself and lose its stiffness. with its mission being to find and kill Sasuke's brother. Konan learned to take advantage of her natural talent with origami. 403 After Sasuke's failed infiltration of the Kage Summit in the Land of Iron. using it as a key component in her battle style.who was used to create Orochimaru's cursed seals thanks to his enzymes that cause him to be mentally unstable. a former test subject of Orochimaru able to turn his body to liquid form. 365 and is highly flirtatious when she is alone with Sasuke. While under Jiraiya. Sasuke agrees to work with Akatsuki to help them capture the eight-tailed beast.serves under Pain. Prior to carrying out this intent. she is confronted by Madara over the location of Nagato's Rinnegan eyes. she is able to use this weakness to her advantage as she implements explosive tags into her paper clones. who wishes to restore the Kirigakure's Seven Swordsmen by taking their swords. 351 After Itachi's death and Sasuke's discovery that the Uchiha were wiped out under the orders of Konohagakure. a group of ninja that use particularly large swords in battle. Zabuza possesses a massive sword called Kubikiri Bōchō (首斬り包丁?.ch. After Nagato's death. 372 Later. After a failed coup d'état wherein he tried to assassinate the Fourth Mizukage. Taka Taka (鷹?. lit. and sees Sasuke as the living legacy from his late friend Kimimaro. and Karin is abandoned by Sasuke during the ensuing fight with Danzō Shimura. 482. Decapitating Knife). but is killed after being forced to reveal Nagato's resting place. "Hawk") is a group formed by Sasuke Uchiha that consists of Orochimaru's former subordinates.ch. Taka splits as Jugo and Suigetsu are captured by the samurai of the Land of Iron.ch. While Konan's abilities are restricted when the paper is wet.ch. 510 In the Japanese anime. 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. to avenge the latter's slaughter of the Uchiha clan.ch. or create wings that mirror her title. 348 The third and last member is the prisoner Jugo (重吾 Jūgo?) .ch. 352 Its first recruited member is Suigetsu Hozuki (鬼灯 水月 Hōzuki Suigetsu?). form weapons for attack. Itachi Uchiha. 352.
except Kurenai. Mona Marshall voiced Haku as a child. Kakashi Hatake. The members of Team 8 primarily concentrate on tracking. by blanketing an area in mist. his contract is revoked. After wandering from place to place for a time he was found by Zabuza.assassins. Haku dislikes fighting and does all that he can to subdue opponents without actually killing them. allows him to mix wind and water elements to create ice.ch. 524 In the Japanese anime.ch. and his English voice actor is Steven Blum. His father killed his mother when it was discovered that she possessed a genetic ability. Because he takes too long to complete the task. This reflects his pacifist nature. due to her pregnancy. ch. He commonly uses this ability to surround an enemy with ice mirrors that he can freely merge with and instantly move between. He recognized Haku's talents and agreed to take him in as a tool. 516.ch. Haku becomes unquestioningly protective of and loyal to Zabuza. is in assassinations.ch. Haku lived as an orphan. though is mortally wounded and dies soon afterwards. and only by being useful does he find a purpose in life. He then bombards them with needles. and kill them without them ever noticing his presence. and his English voice actor is Susan Dalian.ch.ch. his seiyū is Unshō Ishizuka.ch. lit. joins Naruto Uzumaki and Team 7 in their search for Sasuke Uchiha. 516. 24 Haku is resurrected by Kabuto later in the series to fight in the Shinobi World War. and with his superb accuracy he can hit pressure points to put opponents in a death-like state. During Part II. Hyōton (氷遁?. 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. with each of the members' unique abilities being utilized in this role. He has a heavily androgynous appearance. Zabuza is skilled in water-based abilities. despite being a ninja and Zabuza's tool of battle. Zabuza kills him first.ch. 30 Like most Kirigakure ninja. Zabuza can blind an opponent. becoming a human shield to protect his master from Kakashi Hatake's Lightning Blade. 524 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Mayumi Asano. "Ice Release"). 354 Kiba Inuzuka . however.ch. 29 He ultimately gives his life in his mission to be useful to Zabuza. His area of expertise. 21 Before he started working for Zabuza. locate them by the sounds they make. As a result. Team 8. Haku Haku (白?) is Zabuza Momochi's right hand man and most faithful follower. a job he is never able to finish due to interference by Tazuna's bodyguard. 30 Haku's genetic inheritance. 32 The Kubikiri Bōchō served as Zabuza's gravemarker until it was taken by Suigetsu. so much so that when Naruto Uzumaki first meets Haku he ends up mistaking him for a girl. and Haku then killed him. and his employer tries to have Zabuza killed. Other characters Team 8 Team 8 is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Kurenai Yuhi. 26 His talents lead to him being hired by a criminal mastermind named Gato to kill a man named Tazuna.
hearing. At the start of the series. have caused other characters to label him as "creepy.ch. giving them a strong odor that can easily be tracked. and constant companion. 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. 75 He can also drastically increase his sense of smell. unwilling to abandon him and putting himself in harm's way for Akamaru's sake. Shino Aburame Shino Aburame (油女 シノ Aburame Shino?) is one of the members of Team 8 and is fascinated with insects. and the ability to detect others' chakra levels. he relies on Kiba to provide the chakra for the combination attacks they execute. Akamaru can urinate on them. the bugs do as he commands. Akamaru acts as a valuable tool for Kiba in hostile situations. 172 A deep connection with insects runs in Shino's family. best friend. Shino directs his bugs towards an opponent. ch. in regards to opponents as well as his attachment to insects. and by the second half of the series he can use it to track things dogs cannot. his seiyū is Shinji Kawada. but since Kiba spends so much time with Akamaru. who voices Kiba. Shino's merciless tendencies. In battle.Kiba Inuzuka (犬塚 キバ Inuzuka Kiba?) is a member of Team 8 characterized by a number of dog-like traits such as being very protective of his teammates and extremely keen senses such as smell. Akamaru. being acutely aware of their inner workings and always regretting when he is unable to help them. when Akamaru transforms into a clone of Kiba. 282 With his heightened sense of smell. Akamaru grows large enough for Kiba to ride atop his back. Kiba usually modifies his own abilities at the start of a battle. 204 In exchange for Kiba's devotion.ch." ch. 203 In the original Japanese anime. he uses his heightened senses to Kiba's advantage. who is also theseiyū for Naruto Uzumaki. which requires Akamaru to transform into a clone of Kiba. Since Akamaru is naturally better equipped for combat.ch. he spends his free time capturing and studying insects and often uses them as analogies during conversation. Shino cares deeply for his teammates. and helps to double-team opponents with volleys of physical attacks. His first voice actor in the . however. To help Kiba keep track of opponents. Akamaru fights with him in battle. and Kōsuke Toriumi. and his English voice actor is Kyle Hebert. Kiba is fiercely loyal to Akamaru. 238 In the Japanese anime. boxing them in without their knowledge and absorbing their chakra once they have been surrounded. Akamaru Akamaru (赤丸?) is Kiba Inuzuka's ninja dog (忍犬 ninken?).ch. Akamaru's vocal effects are provided by Jamie Simone though Kyle Hebert provided the voice of Akamaru when it took Kiba's form. ch. Most apparent of his connection to dogs is the constant presence of his ninja dog (忍犬 ninken?). growing claws and traveling on all four limbs to increase his speed. In exchange for using Shino as a hive and feeding on his chakra.ch. 364 Kiba's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kōsuke Toriumi. By Part II of the Naruto storyline. During a battle. In the English adaptation of the anime. Akamaru is voiced by Junko Takeuchi. Kiba carries Akamaru around on his head or inside his jacket. 70 Nevertheless. he fails to notice this drastic difference.
many other characters assume them to be a couple.ch. 78 Whenever Kurenai appears in the series. Hinata finally admits her feelings to Naruto while protecting him from Pain. making their relationship clear.ch. most characters are aware of her feelings.ch. Hinata begins training to become stronger. she also trains to try and win the attention of the series protagonist Naruto Uzumaki. she goes out of her way to help him. Of all her students. Hinata becomes infatuated with Naruto to the extent that she immediately blushes or faints upon seeing him.ch. and both . The fathers of the three team members Choji Akimichi. she was voiced by Saffron Henderson in episode three. 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. he has been voiced by Derek Stephen Prince. but in all following appearances. Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child. 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. Her efforts begin to prove successful towards the end of Part I. and her English voice actor is Stephanie Sheh. who voiced Shino in episodes 23 and 24. Kurenai Yuhi. leaving her in the care of her teacher.ch. she is usually accompanied by Asuma Sarutobi. Inspired by Naruto's confidence and determination. 141 In the Japanese anime. acting as a surrogate parent in the absence of Hinata's father and helping Hinata overcome her weaknesses. though they both deny this. Shikamaru Nara. and is shown to be particularly skilled with illusions involving plants.English anime wasSam Riegel. Because of this.ch. and Ino Yamanaka were also on a team together. Kurenai is closest with Hinata. 342 In battle she specializes in casting illusions.ch.ch. Hinata's inability to stand up for herself caused her father to disown her at a young age. 437 Her seiyū in the Japanese anime is Nana Mizuki. both to overcome her own weaknesses and to prove her worth to her father. 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.ch. as the series progresses. She is always reluctant to speak her mind or to do something that might antagonize another character. 77 In the anime. 238 Though Hinata's training has in large part been to prove herself. However.ch. 80 While Hinata is hesitant to openly admit her feelings for him. her seiyū is Rumi Ochiai.  Team 10 Team 10 is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Asuma Sarutobi. Kurenai Yuhi Kurenai Yuhi (夕日 紅 Yūhi Kurenai?) is the leader of Team 8. causing her difficulties whenever she is on a mission. During Part II. as her father takes a greater interest in her training. In the English adaptation of the anime. 140 During Part II of the series. 78 Soon after her introduction. and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn in all subsequent appearances.
107 Shikamaru is a longtime friend of Choji Akimichi. Choji can increase the size of his body to improve the amount of damage his strikes deal upon impact. although Nobutoshi Canna acted as a stand-in for Morikubo in episode 141. However. and he can devise complex strategies even in the heat of battle. His English voice actor is Tom Gibis. Choji insists he is not fat. Though his habit of always eating gives him a relatively large appearance. but still maintain a competitive attitude towards each other. has never been able to defeat Shikamaru at games such as shogi or go. and by extending it into another person's shadow he can force the target to mimic his movements. 73 In the anime. 137 During Part II. Team 10's leader. when Sakura begins to excel in healing techniques. as he chooses to look upon Choji as a person rather than only considering his large girth. Because of this.ch.ch.ch.ch. 71 The two eventually make amends and rekindle their friendship.ch. She is a childhood friend of Sakura Haruno. Shikamaru Nara Main article: Shikamaru Nara Shikamaru Nara (奈良 シカマル Nara Shikamaru?) is one of the members of Team 10. Choji regards him as his best friend. Sakura ended their friendship so they could properly compete for his affection. helping her to develop her own identity. Ino . Ino Yamanaka Ino Yamanaka (山中 いの Yamanaka Ino?) is the only female member of Team 10. and Kakashi Hatakebriefly assumes leadership of the team to hunt down those responsible for Asuma's death. and contrasted him against Sasuke Uchiha's intelligent but abrasive personality. Asuma is slain in an encounter with members of Akatsuki.generations refer to their team using the moniker "Ino-Shika-Cho". hoping to be more useful to her friends and teammates as an able medical ninja. Ino becomes her surrogate apprentice. instead using explanations like being "big-boned". 190 In battle. Shikamaru's seiyū is Showtaro Morikubo. Shikamaru's intelligence is such that Asuma Sarutobi. 190 In battle. If someone refers to him as fat. his laziness frequently prevents him from effectively utilizing his intelligence.ch. In terms of combat abilities.ch. instead choosing to look upon Choji's inner strength.ch. 107 In the Japanese anime.ch. When they discovered that they both liked Sasuke Uchiha. stating he would willingly give his life to defend Shikamaru.ch. Choji instantly becomes hostile and increases his resolve to battle. his fellow Team 10 member. 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. Shikamaru can manipulate his shadow. Creator Kishimoto has noted that he "likes" Shikamaru due to his easygoing nature despite being a genius. 189 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kentaro Ito and his English voice actor is Robbie Rist. 55 Shikamaru Nara has never found an issue with Choji's weight.
specializes in mind-altering techniques. They are a year older than the other members of Konohagakure's teams. readily attacking its members verbally or physically when given the chance. To use these techniques. 238 . 314 Asuma is usually seen smoking a cigarette. such as when his father died. Asuma can extend the blades' length and easily pierce through rock. Neji's membership in one of the clan's lower houses leaves him ineligible to learn the clan's most secret techniques.ch. 101 At the start of the series. 55 In the Japanese anime. her seiyū is Ryōka Yuzuki. 253 Neji Hyuga Neji Hyuga (日向 ネジ Hyūga Neji?) is a member of Team Guy and a child prodigy of the Hyuga clan. and the two often play shogi or go together.  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. He abandons the idea of a predetermined fate. 107 Asuma frequently appears alongside Kurenai Yuhi.ch. and resolves to get strong enough to never lose a battle. Ino transfers her consciousness to her target's mind. gaining control over their body which she can then use to attack others. 342 In battle. and briefly left Konohagakure in protest. Neji openly hates the main house because of this. Neji believes in a fatalistic philosophy: that one's destiny is inescapable and that a weak person will always be weak.ch.ch. Team Guy Team Guy is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Might Guy. but will temporarily drop the habit when something is bothering him. Asuma wields trench knives that can be infused with chakra. and he is voiced by Doug Erholtz in the English adaptation. a character that has proven his "destiny" wrong by getting stronger. Akatsuki. Both deny this and promptly try to change the subject whenever it is brought up. ch. In Part II. 321 Among all his students. 317 After Asuma is killed by Hidan. Neji has a change of heart.ch.ch. When infused with his wind-based chakra. resulting in his training with the leader of the main house at the end of Part I. a member of the criminal organization Akatsuki.ch. and he uses them to defeat Hidan and avenge Asuma.ch.ch. He had a falling out with his father when he was younger. Asuma shares a particularly close relationship with Shikamaru Nara. Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child. 38After being defeated in battle by Naruto Uzumaki. 140 During Part II of the series. and her voice actor is Colleen O'Shaughnessey in the English adaptation.ch. making their relationship clear. 197 He also tries to remedy the estranged relations between himself and the members of the main house. however. Team Guy joins Team 7 in attempting to save Gaara from the criminal organization. ch. The members of Team Guy primarily concentrate on physical attacks and weapons. 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. these knuckles fall into Shikamaru's possession. 332 Asuma's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Jūrōta Kosugi. At this point in the series.ch. Despite his natural talent. leading many characters to assume the two are a couple.
Neji has been able to replicate it and its most powerful attacks through simple observation.ch. and longs to prove that a female ninja can be just as skilled as a male ninja. series creator Masashi Kishimoto favors her design more than those of any of the other female characters he has created. his seiyū is Yoichi Masukawa. His voice in the English anime is provided bySteve Staley. Tenten Tenten (テンテン?) is the only female member of Team Guy.ch. he always utilizes honorifics such as "san" and "kun". either to increase their potency or to fix an inherent flaw. Because some of these techniques.Neji displays his title as a prodigy of the Hyuga throughout the series. In the Japanese anime. 197 In the Japanese anime. Guy spends much of his free time training with Lee to help him accomplish his dream of becoming a respected ninja by using onlytaijutsu. Tenten specializes in weaponry. 101 As the series progresses. such as his wardrobe and his perseverance. with which he can directly attack an opponent's internal systems. Neji constantly trains to overcome a small blindspot and to increase the Byakugan's range of sight. can pose a severe risk to Lee's body. Might Guy . and his voice actor is Brian Donovan in English. such as the ability to open the eight chakra gates. the battle's start and her eventual defeat are the only portions shown.ch. 52 In the Japanese anime and manga. Rock Lee was unable to use ninjutsu or genjutsu techniques. In the ninja academy. In the English adaptations. 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. he is voiced by Keiko Nemoto. Though never actually trained in the form. but his persistence impressed Guy. 84 Guy has taught him a number of powerful. he is only permitted to use them to protect something or someone dear to him. Neji refines these abilities into more powerful counterparts.ch. his seiyū is Kōichi Tōchika. During a fight she uses the hundreds of weapons kept stored in scrolls she carries with her to bombard opponents with pinpoint accuracy.ch. and she holds him in high regard since he can always block her attacks. In battle. ch. and when he is featured as a child. Tenten receives the least amount of screen time. such that her only fight in Part I of the manga is almost entirely skipped. 73Despite her lack of appearances. he never uses contractions. Lee has adopted several of Guy's habits because of this. Tenten uses this expertise to help Neji Hyuga train his defensive techniques. an eye technique that by default gives the owner a near-360-degree field of vision within a fifty meter radius. techniques. and Wendee Lee provides his child voice. One such example is his Byakugan. even forbidden. Of all the Naruto protagonists. 98 Her Japanese seiyū is Yukari Tamura. ranging from projectiles to close-combat weapons and even explosives by the second part of the series. and her English voice actor is Danielle Judovits. when first introduced he is highly proficient with the Gentle Fist style of combat.
For the Japanese actor nicknamed "Maito Gai".ch. see Akira Kobayashi. The First Hokage (初代火影 Shodai Hokage?) was Hashirama Senju (千 手柱間 Senju Hashirama?). Guy specializes in physical attacks. The First was succeeded by his younger brother. has been the longest-ruling Hokage. Might Guy (マイト・ガイ Maito Gai?) is the leader of Team Guy. during an invasion of Konohagakure. 489 Hiruzen Sarutobi Hiruzen Sarutobi (猿飛 ヒルゼン Sarutobi Hiruzen?). lit. While Lee is forced to concentrate on physical attacks due to his inability to use other types of techniques. Orochimaru. preferring nonviolent discussions to his advisers' more militaristic suggestions. After a long rule.ch. mimicking Guy's distinctive green jumpsuit and shiny bowl haircut. When not teaching Lee a new ability. 137 Another of his students. the nine-tailed fox.ch. 65 In the Japanese anime. 180 Series creator Masashi Kishimoto likens Guy's passionate personality to that of a physical education teacher he had in junior high school. Guy deliberately chooses not to use techniques other than physical attacks. having served two separate terms. Tobirama Senju (千手扉間 Senju Tobirama?). the Third Hokage (三代目火影 Sandaime Hokage?). who are honored by the village by having sculptures of their faces carved into the rock formation overlooking Konohagakure. Kakashi Hatake. he created the trees that act as the foundation for Konohagakure. succeeds him as the Fifth Hokage. including his "My Rules" philosophy. the Third abdicated in favor of Minato Namikaze. With his unique Mokuton abilities. there have been five Hokage. Hiruzen Sarutobi. He is a peace-loving leader. his seiyū is Masashi Ebara. Rock Lee. Kakashi has never displayed a particular interest in their rivalry. Lee has also adopted many of Guy's mannerisms. who became the Second Hokage (二代目火影 Nidaime Hokage?). Throughout the series."Maito Gai" redirects here. When Danzo dies. which only further motivates Guy to defeat Kakashi and his "coolness".ch.He in turn was followed by one of his students. and dedicates most of his time to only one of his students. who became the Third Hokage. Tsunade continues after her coma lifts. which he constantly tries to teach to Lee. Hokage The Hokage (火影?. Throughout the series. who founded the village along with Madara Uchiha. who took the position of Fourth Hokage.ch. Tsunade. which involves setting tough self-imposed penalties for failure in the belief that the punishment will make him stronger. but notes that the teacher was not a model for Guy's character. Lee has modeled himself in his master's image. but he is slain in battle by his former student. but reclaimed his position after the Fourth gave his life to save the village from Kurama. Guy is usually found in competition with his self-proclaimed rival. ch. and his English voice actor is Skip Stellrecht. Because of Guy's dedication to him. 172 Danzo follows Tsunade becoming the unofficial Sixth Hokage after she enters a coma as a consequence of defending the village from Pain. In battle. and his method of rule became a model for all subsequent Hokage. 1 The Third is the Hokage at the beginning of the series. he acts as a source . "Fire Shadow") is the leader of Konohagakure. Over the course of the series.
It is later revealed during Naruto's battle with Pain that he is Naruto's biological father and that he never told anyone. is the father of Naruto Uzumaki and spouse to Kushina Uzumaki.ch. 169 Despite the importance of her position. but much younger. 121 When he is unable to win. into Naruto's body. Tsunade tends to avoid her everyday duties. he still manages to rob Orochimaru of his ability to use jutsu (by "sealing" his arms). Tsunade Tsunade (綱手?). Minato was a prodigy among ninja.ch. such that enemy villages issued flee-on-sight orders if ever he appeared on a battlefield. She regains her faith in both after meeting Naruto Uzumaki. 170 She is also the granddaughter of the First Hokage and grandniece of the second Hokage. and Tsunade. He was also the teacher of Jiraiya. 367 He was the student of Jiraiya and the teacher of Kakashi Hatake. is a former student of the Third Hokage. allowing him to wipe out whole armies in the blink of an eye. and throughout Part II leads . as well as her former teammates Jiraiya and Orochimaru. the Fourth Hokage (四代目火影 Yondaime Hokage?). bringing an end to the invasion and thus allowing Hiruzen to die happily. is one of the few characters to treat Naruto Uzumaki as a person. When Orochimaru invades Konoha years later. and from the start. so many characters in the series refer to her with the Japanese honorific "hime" (princess). their familial relationship is not revealed until Part II of the series.of wisdom to younger generations. Orochimaru. as he purportedly knew every jutsu in Konohagakure. who consistently overcomes any obstacle in his own dreams of being Hokage. she lost faith in the title and the concept of dreams. Although Naruto and Minato are noted to have a number of similar traits throughout the series.ch. Hiruzen fights him to repent for never prosecuting Orochimaru as he should have. 240 Before the start of the series. the nine-tailed fox. not as the host of Kurama.ch. he gave his life to seal Kurama. his seiyū is Hidekatsu Shibata. and his English voice actor is Steve Kramer. 172 As a result. 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.ch. After her brother and boyfriend Dan died in pursuit of their dreams to become Hokage. She will fulfill her role to address matters important to the village.ch. Minato Namikaze Minato Namikaze (波風 ミナト Namikaze Minato?).ch. hoping it would help Naruto to become strong on his own. 2 In his youth Hiruzen was known as "The Professor" (プロフェッサー Purofessā?). 2 Kishimoto has expressed desire to make a spin-off series with Minato as the protagonist. instead leaving them for her assistants.ch. Despite her connections to past Hokage. thus earning him the title of "Konoha's Yellow Flash" (木ノ葉の黄色い閃光 Konoha no Kiiroi Senkō?). saving Konoha from destruction and giving Naruto access to its great strength. Tsunade hates the position when she is first introduced. Orochimaru had always been his favorite student. 137 In the Japanese anime. He developed a jutsu that was in essence a teleportation jutsu. His seiyu is Toshiyuki Morikawa and his English voice actor isTony Oliver. and Hiruzen could never bring himself to recognize Orochimaru's evil qualities.
ch. Tsunade is a talented medical ninja. 238Tsunade is a compulsive gambler with terrible luck. 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. but she constantly assumes the appearance of a twenty-year-old woman with large breasts. a war hawk who believes that all of the former Hokage have placed peace above the village's best interests. as well as the vast amount of Sharingan eyes grafted to his arm. she perceives it as a bad omen. using his new found power to have the ninja track down both Sasuke and Kabuto. He dies shortly after Sasuke mortally wounds him. his own personal black ops team. Gaara. Sand Siblings Kankuro. but that title was given to Hiruzen Sarutobi whom he served as an adviser.ch. ch. On the rare occasions that she hits a winning streak. 169 In the Japanese anime. However. 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. Her healing abilities are such that she has devised a method of Mitotic regeneration for herself. 285 But after Konohagakure is destroyed and Tsunade is left in a coma. she appears to have superhuman strength that allows her to reduce buildings to rubble. 149 Despite her odd personality. 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. Tsunade's seiyū is Masako Katsuki. Danzo has been at odds with Tsunade and acts on his agenda of killing off Sasuke in secret. to secretly ensure he would become Hokage. However. while at the Kage conference. The right half of his body is covered in bandages to hide a damaged Sharingan eye transplanted from the body of Shisui Uchiha. making her all but invincible in battle.ch. 481 In the Japanese anime he is voiced by Hiroshi Ito and in the English version he is voiced by William Frederick Knight. and Temari as they appear at the end of Part I .ch.ch. the latter in order to restore Shisui's eye. 298 Throughout Part II. He was once considered for the position of Third Hokage. using it greatly shortens her overall lifespan. and her English voice actor is Debi Mae West. He was one of the elders who orchestrated the Uchiha Clan's demise. Her age is similar to that of her former teammates Jiraiya and Orochimaru. Danzo is forced into fighting Sasuke. 285 Since then he has been using The Foundation.
After one of his few remaining relatives tried to kill him.  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. For the first half of the series. aiding him in his attempts to retrieve Sasuke Uchiha fromOrochimaru. though he tends to hold his tongue for fear of being killed. the leader of the village. with a similar background yet a highly divergent personality. Black Ant traps opponents in its body to make them easier targets. and he succeeds his deceased father as Sunagakure's Kazekage during Part II. and Salamander protects Kankuro and his allies from enemy attacks. 36 In Part II. Crow). Before Gaara was even born. 249 Kankuro is a talented puppeteer.ch. Kishimoto changed their costumes for their return due to the difficulty in drawing their original attire. lit.  In the Japanese anime. Similar to Naruto. Gaara developed a sadistic and withdrawn personality. Crow is used for offensive purposes. inside him. 59 They come to Konohagakure to participate in the biannual ninja exams. He was created by Kishimoto as a foil to Naruto Uzumaki. his seiyū is Yasuyuki Kase. 95 This trait carries over to Part II. Sasori. in Part II. a powerful and dangerous tailed beast. he lashes out at anyone who speaks poorly of Gaara and when Gaara is kidnapped. he readily risks his life to save him. Temari Temari (テマリ?) is the oldest of the three siblings. killing others to affirm the value of his existence. and has thus far been shown to have three puppets in his arsenal: Karasu (烏?. Kuroari (黒蟻?. and serve as antagonists in the subsequent invasion of Konohagakure. Unlike her more combat-loving brothers. as a result. Due to their interactions with Naruto Uzumaki. once Gaara begins to reveal his dreams and motivations to Kankuro. and his English voice actor is Liam O'Brien. 131 His battle with Naruto during the invasion of Konoha changes this mentality. Kankuro Kankuro (カンクロウ Kankurō?) is the second oldest of the three siblings. The puppets are all destroyed by their original creator.The Sand Siblings are ninja from the village of Sunagakure and the children of the Fourth Kazekage. and his English voice actor is Michael Lindsay.ch. Temari values peace. Kankuro becomes very protective of Gaara. 249 Gaara's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Akira Ishida. Gaara was tormented by his fellow villagers for being the host of a tailed beast. lit. he becomes more willing to help others as the purpose for his existence. Salamander). and Sanshōuo (山椒魚?.ch.ch. they later return as allies of Konohagakure. in which she begins acting as a liaison between Sunagakure and Konohagakure to help the two .ch. he is frequently at odds with Gaara. lit. Kankuro is later seen using Sasori's body as his new puppet. as she questions Sunagakure's justifications for going to war withKonohagakure. Black Ant). 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?).ch.
the nine-tailed fox.ch.ch. his parents were killed by Kurama.ch. He looks to Naruto Uzumaki as a mentor in this quest. she typically uses her winds to remove parts of the battlefield that might be advantageous to the enemy. Kishimoto has commented that out of all the master-pupil relationships he has created in the Naruto series. which was sealed into Naruto Uzumaki. 2:26 He is voiced in the Japanese anime by Ikue Ōtani. noting that it makes drawing them "worthwhile". a school for prospective ninja. vol. As she is skilled at deducing an opponent's strategies and weaknesses soon after a battle begins. Colleen O'Shaughnessey is his English voice actor. 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. he intended for Konohamaru to look like a "punk" smaller than Naruto. Konohamaru Sarutobi Konohamaru Sarutobi (猿飛 木ノ葉丸 Sarutobi Konohamaru?). 1 In the Japanese anime. emulating his work ethic. Masashi Kishimoto's initial design of Iruka featured "evil" eyes and sharper cheekbones. and was instantly happy with the design. however. He strives to replace his grandfather as Hokage so the villagers of Konohagakure will recognize him by name.vol. Jiraiya Main article: Jiraiya (Naruto) Jiraiya (自来也?) is a Konohagakure ninja and one of Naruto's teachers. and Iruka in turn has great faith in Naruto's potential to be a great ninja. is the grandson of the Third Hokage. 107 Temari's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Romi Paku.villages work together. 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. 2Konohamaru's design caused great difficulties for Masashi Kishimoto. He bears no ill will towards Naruto. Konohamaru insists. and signature jutsu such as the Rasengan and a variety of other techniques. yet all of his attempts resulted in a mere recreation of Naruto. named after Konohagakure. angry-looking eyes. ch. 170 Jiraiya is known throughout the Naruto world as the "Toad Sage" (蝦蟇仙人 Gama Sennin?) due to his toad-related jutsu. As a child. Although still .vol. and his English voice actor is Quinton Flynn. Jiraiya was under the tutelage of the Third Hokage. determination. In battle. not as the Hokage's grandson. He eventually gave Konohamaru small. that he will only become Hokage after Naruto has been Hokage first. along with his teammates. Temari wields a giant iron fan that can create powerful gusts of wind capable of leveling the surrounding landscape. 12. the bond between Naruto and Jiraiya is his favorite. Tsunade and Orochimaru. and by Akiko Koike as a stand-in. and her English voice actor is Tara Platt. hisseiyū is Toshihiko Seki. Naruto thinks of Iruka as a father-figure because of this. 2:126 When Iruka was a child.
her seiyū is Keiko Nemoto. authoring a series of best-selling adult romance novels. Jiraiya's personality is openly lecherous. Tsunade taught her medical techniques. hoping that the relationship of peace might be continued. she used her knowledge of poisons to aid Sunagakure. Shizune Shizune (シズネ?) is a Konohagakure ninja introduced in the series as Tsunade's assistant. and returns him to Konohagakure in Part II as he begins to keep tabs on the movements of the criminal organization Akatsuki. Sai has been trained to not possess or desire any type of emotion or camaraderie. 280 In later chapters. She is mistrustful of other ninja villages. many of the attacks she uses in the series are poison-based. Despite their efforts. Sasori. he often says what he actually thinks of a person. her seiyū is Ikuko Tani.ch. is able to confront and kill her grandson Sasori. with the help of Sakura Haruno.ch. Gaara also dies before they can rescue him. ch. and her English voice actor is Megan Hollingshead. creating interference with Tsunade's plans and temporarily straining the relationship between the two. making treaties as a formality and quietly strengthening Sunagakure's military might simultaneously. In Part II of the series. Replacing Sasuke in the team. as she identifies details that Tsunade tends to overlook. the leader of Sunagakure. 282 In the Japanese anime. Despite her medicinal affinity.ch. however. She is a skilled puppeteer and taught her grandson. Kishimoto was careful in his design to make him stand out. Sai Sai (サイ?) is a ninja who joins Team 7 in Part II. in Part II. She left Konohagakure with Tsunade after the death of her uncle. everything she knew. During the various ninja wars. 166 Shizune is one of the few characters that Tsunade trusts with absolute certainty. In the Japanese anime. which has since become his primary role in the series.ch. and over the years. Shizune's concern for details causes her to question Tsunade's judgment. he spends much of his time traveling.affiliated with Konohagakure. 303 Sai's attempts to form bonds involve giving pet names to others. When Deidara defeats and kidnaps Gaara. Chiyo Chiyo (チヨ?) is an adviser to Sunagakure who is introduced at the start of Part II. however. and he proudly describes himself as a "super pervert". Chiyo joins a group of Konohagakure ninja in rescuing him. he begins to crave bonds with other people. and in the English version her voice actor is Barbara Goodson. Chiyo is brought back through Impure World Resurrection to fight against the combined Shinobi army.ch. only to have many of her efforts nullified by the work ofTsunade. After the alliance catches up with the kidnappers. Chiyo gives up her life to revive Gaara. he takes Naruto as his student. He eventually learns . 375 Touched by the genuine bond formed between Sunagakure and Konoha. Chiyo. including using concealed poisoned needles or emitting toxic gas from her mouth.ch. Jiraiya is voiced by Hōchū Ōtsuka. and his English voice actor is David Lodge. resulting with him choosing names such as "fatso" and "ugly". 245 In the Japanese anime. 91 During Part I. After spending time with Naruto Uzumaki. Having been a member of The Foundationsince he was a child.
541 When Akatsuki attacks him. Sai spends his time painting and drawing. lit.ch.ch. and has produced thousands of works. and his English voice actor is Reno Wilson. calling Ino Yamanaka "pretty lady". His artistic talents extend to his choice of attacks in battles: he can infuse chakra with his inking brush to make his drawings come to life. and in the English version he is voiced by Troy Baker. This is the primary reason he is assigned to Team 7. Kurama Kurama (九喇嘛?). 317 Unlike Kakashi.ch.ch.from his mistakes and attempts the opposite approach. who places his teammates before the mission.ch. as a single swipe of one of its tails can raise tsunamis and flatten mountains. 537 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Hisao Egawa. 411 The host of the ushi-oni-like eight-tailed beast. gets out of control. who is often called the Nine-Tails (九尾の妖狐 Kyūbi no Yōko?. for instance. Yamato was abducted by Orochimaru and experimented upon in an attempt to replicate the First Hokage's unique abilities. "Yamato" is not his real name. 283 Sai's seiyū is Satoshi Hino in the Naruto: Shippūden anime. Killer Bee Killer Bee (キラービー Kirābī?) is a ninja from the village of Kumogakure. he stays on the team in an additional leadership position. and his English voice actor is Benjamin Diskin. Kurama is responsible for attacking Konohagakure before being stopped by the Fourth Hokage. the other being series protagonist Naruto Uzumaki. Orochimaru was forced to flee Konohagakure before he could complete his testing. ch. as he can stop Naruto Uzumaki if Kurama.ch. who gave his life to seal the fox into his son.ch. 285 After Kakashi's return. twelve years before the series' . 419. Nine-Tailed Demon Fox) is the most powerful of the tailed beasts. and thus never knew that Yamato had successfully obtained the First's Mokuton techniques. Yamato can form anything out of wood at will. citing that as ninja they should be able to look after themselves. the current Raikage of Kumogakure. Naruto Uzumaki.ch. 298 During his childhood. When using Mokuton techniques. He is introduced during Part II as one of the two hosts that have yet to be captured by the criminal organizationAkatsuki. but rather a codename assigned to him for the purposes of joining Team 7. Killer Bee has complete control over the beast sealed within him.ch. 411 Killer Bee is the adoptive brother of A (エー Ē?). In battle he uses its great strength to increase the lethality of his professional wrestling-styled attacks.ch. 312 When not making an attempt to bond with others. 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. 291 In the Naruto: Shippūden anime. Yamato will leave them behind if they become a hindrance. the nine-tailed fox within him. It also allows him to suppress a tailed beast's influence over its host. and as such is expected to be the guardian of the village. 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. 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.
after a couple isolated incidents of falling under its influence during heated battles. faces and personalities" that . its seiyū is Tesshō Genda. Anime Reviews offered a more positive view. dismissing the characters as echoes of stereotypicalshōnen characters. action. but attributed the series' "almost sickening addictiveness" to its level of characterization. Kurama tries to gain control over Naruto.M. and other accessories. As the seal is to be broken if Naruto uses all of Kurama's chakra. provoking his rage and thus allowing its violent personality to influence and consume him.E. 1 Throughout the series. Anime Reviews disagreed. Anime News Network praised the characters' "distinctive clothing.ch. 291 Naruto eventually takes control of the fox's chakra with help from his mother Kushina Uzumaki. hair. In the Japanese anime. Merchandise Several types of merchandise have been produced based on the likeness of the characters in the Naruto series. and other media.  T.ch. manga. key chains. extolling the characters as "well rounded" and "imaginative". The anime and manga magazine Neo described Naruto's character as "irksome". and praised the "deeply moving emotional trials" they undergo over the course of the series. Reception The characters of Naruto have received both praise and criticism from publications dedicated to anime. and trading cards from the Naruto Collectible Card Game.ch. Many characters are also featured on posters.start. Anime Boredom agreed with this assessment. and believed the primary focus of the series was on the fighting. making it difficult to think about the characters on "any deep or meaningful level". 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. plush dolls of characters' Part I and Part II appearances. it is voiced by Paul St.M. and figurines—many of which are limited editions produced in small quantities.H. Active Anime lauded the characters for not being "simple cardboard cut-out characters" due to their "fleshed out personalities" and "underlying dramatic motivations". A second review from T. Other merchandise includes action figures. The visual appearances of the characters in the anime and manga have also received notice from reviewers. 95 At the same time. 499 Kishimoto was mainly inspired to create Kurama based on thecharacter with the same name from the manga series YuYu Hakusho. Peter. but lamented the characters' personalities tended to fall between Naruto's "charisma and coolness" and Sasuke's "blandness".E. Apparel such as clothing. backpacks. as well as full costumes used for cosplay. commenting that Naruto Uzumaki combined the finer values of his shōnen predecessors. and noted that several of the characters were not likable. ch. Kurama's former possessor. wallpapers. and drama together in a believable manner. have been released. and celebrated how the characters allowed the series to successfully incorporate comedy. 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.H. and in the English adaptation.
142 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Masashi (2007). Retrieved 2010-04-03. Itachi Uchiha. 139 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Anime Reviews described Kishimoto as "an average artist at best" and derided the poor transition of his artistic style into animation.E.Review". Anime Reviews.0 . T. 2005.Naruto". Carl (November 2. as well as Kishimoto's "clear eye for geography.ch. ^ Kishimoto. Despite this.Naruto . p. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes?". p. T. 2002. 122. 3. 13. 141 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Studio Pierrot. "Naruto GN 8-10 . T. 2007). ISBN 1-4215- 1407-9. 9. Anime News Network. reaching as high as 5th position. pp. Anime Reviews.M. 8. 12.0 . 531 Footnotes 1. 2. Justin (August 7. T.com >> Disc Reviews >> Naruto Box Set 04 (also w/special edition)".M.H. 2006). Naruto.E. 10. "THEM Anime Reviews 4. they produced "artistic renderings that leave little to be desired on the part of fans of the manga". Mania Entertainment has called Orochimaru the "first real villain". . p. TV Tokyo. p. p. noting that he had no redeeming qualities.made them easily identifiable. 14. 4.ch.Second Opinion". but ultimately concluded the animation was "a mixed bag".E. 138 ^ a b c d Ross. 5.H. since his debut in the manga. Although a large number of antagonists appear in the series. Viz Media. versus Zabuza Momochi. Retrieved March 27. September 17. Several of the antagonists have been very popular within Naruto reader base. Mania. p. 140 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. "THEM Anime Reviews 4. Derrick.M. ^ a b c Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. October 17. Retrieved 2010-04-03. 11. 6. 2008. p.com. movement and the human form" and "impeccable visual timing". ^ a b c Tucker. ^ a b Kimlinger.E.M. Cartoon Network.H. "Mania. Anime Reviews admitted in their second review that when the animators were at their best. ^ a b c d Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto.H. Christina. 7. has continually ranked high in the official Weekly Shōnen Jump popularity poll of the series. ^ a b Rich. Naruto. 118 ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "宿敵!?サスケとサクラ". Retrieved March 27. 112-114 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. 531 while Deidara ranked 6th in the latest poll. 2008. the villain of the previous arc. Studio Pierrot.
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