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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.
212 Although he mentors all three members of Team 7 early in the series. ch. 3 But after Sasuke leaves the village. 243 With Obito's Sharingan. she resolves to become stronger by training with Tsunade.ch. she displays highly developed skills from her training giving her the brutal power and strength of about 10 men.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.ch. Kishimoto created her as the heroine of the series. the leader of Team 7 and the sensei of Naruto. and is consistently late to meetings as a result.ch. and his English voice actor is Yuri Lowenthal. Sasuke. Sakura is in love with Sasuke. 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. Sasuke is easily beaten. they became increasingly distant due to their shared affection for Sasuke Uchiha. After his 1st attempt is delayed by the Sound Ninja 4. Obito Uchiha. and she is voiced by Kate Higgins in the English adaptation. Kakashi treats his leadership position with a detached manner. . In a gaiden on Kakashi's past. 297 In the Japanese anime. and created him as an easygoing person that would be able to keep the members of Team 7 in check. including his tardiness. As a child. 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. She was comforted by Ino Yamanaka. 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. Sakura was taunted by other children because of her large forehead. this is shown to be the result of an incident in which he witnessed the death of one of his teammates. earning the moniker "Copy Ninja Kakashi" (コピー忍者のカカシ Kopī Ninja no Kakashi?). In the Japanese anime. vol. Kishimoto had originally intended for Kakashi to be introduced earlier in the series than he actually was. who gave Kakashi his Sharingan eye and imparted many of his habits. 1. although he has admitted that he has little perception of what an ideal heroine should be. As the two continued to grow. her seiyū is Chie Nakamura. teaching him his Chidori technique. she makes Naruto make a lifelong promise to bring him back. Kakashi has amassed a reputation as a skilled and powerful ninja.ch. however. and Sakura. and his English voice actor is Dave Wittenberg. Sasuke's seiyū is Noriaki Sugiyama. In Part II when Sakura and Naruto are 16. however. he is unable to prevent Sasuke from leaving the village to seek Orochimaru for greater power.During an encounter with his brother in Part I. a feature Kishimoto has tried to emphasize in Sakura's appearances. which leads him to leave the village to seek more power from the criminal Orochimaru. During most of Part I. he concentrates on training Sasuke as the series continues.
including the criminal organization Akatsuki. he participates in the bi-annual ninja exams as a villager of Konohagakure so as to gather information on his fellow participants. his most common seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kujira. and his role as a villain is gradually escalated as the series progresses. which ordered him to enter the service of Orochimaru. 69 His immortality technique involves transferring his consciousness between different host bodies.ch. 170 His desire to obtain immortality led him to conduct experiments on other Konohagakure ninja. To emphasize his role as a villain. "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. consisting of multiple assorted lairs located within the Land of Sound and outside it. he was found on a battlefield by a medical officer from Konohagakure. Otogakure. a panoply of voice actors are utilized for 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. After attacking fellow Akatsuki member Itachi Uchiha. Orochimaru is a former ninja of Konohagakure and a student of the Third Hokage.Antagonists Otogakure See also: World of Naruto Otogakure (音隠れの里 Otogakure no Sato?. 66 Kabuto began acting as a spy for numerous countries and organizations. 164 In Part II Kabuto integrates . who defeats him. Kishimoto worked towards making him appear "pasty and sickly" as part of his theme of distinguishing villains from the protagonists. Jiraiya and Tsunade.ch. He is soon revealed to be a spy and Orochimaru's foremost servant. During his time in the village. In the series.ch.ch. who took Kabuto and raised him as a son. 238 Because of his different host bodies and the disguises he assumes.ch. in the hopes of destroying his former home. 289 Kabuto uses his various former affiliations as a means to gather intelligence on Orochimaru's behalf. The village is not contiguous. 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. 88 Kabuto is highly proficient with medical techniques. is one of his driving motivations throughout the series. Orochimaru Main article: Orochimaru (Naruto) Orochimaru (大蛇丸?) is one of the primary antagonists of the Naruto series. and he eventually fled the village and joined the criminal organization Akatsuki. he distinguished himself as one of the village's most powerful ninja along with his teammates. for instance. As a child. ch. and the corresponding English voice actor is Steven Blum. and his desire for a new host. particularly Sasuke Uchiha. he leaves Akatsuki and establishes his own ninja village.ch.
ch. 203. two twin brothers which have the ability of combining their bodies. 143 In Part II. ch. After Kimimaro became bedridden due to his illness. Sasuke manages to escape. At any given time. Kabuto's seiyū isNobutoshi Canna. the Akatsuki's goal is world domination by using the power of the nine tailed beasts.ch.ch. Aside from an attempt by two Akatsuki members. 187 Kidomaru (鬼童丸 Kidōmaru?).ch. English TV: "Sound Ninja Four") are Orochimaru's elite bodyguards. 184 The group was originally known as the "Sound Five". Akatsuki is composed of ten members. lit. sealing techniques as well as possessing their own individual uniquetechniques. a woman that uses a flute to control summoned demons and cast illusions.ch. 201 As a group they specialize in barriers. It is composed of Jirobo (次郎坊 Jirōbō?).ch. who operate in two-man teams. and afterwards settle things with Naruto once he has learned to control the remains. "Hidden Sound Shinobi Four People". 357 Once mastering Orochimaru's jutsu for summoning the souls of the dead. Sound Four The Sound Four (音隠れの忍四人衆 Otogakure no Shinobi Yonin Shū?. though he acts through the group's figurehead leader Pain. to capture Kurama (the nine-tailed fox sealed within Naruto Uzumaki) Akatsuki is not prominently featured in Part I. which greatly increases the strengths of the users when active.ch.204 and Tayuya (多由也?).ch. defensive walls. The Sound Four act as his bodyguards. as they were forced to accept Kimimaro (君麻呂?) as the leader after he defeated the entire group in battle. 520 In the Japanese anime. They are introduced during Orochimaru's invasion of Konohagakure. and although they are all defeated by Konohagakure ninja. capturing Gaara and extracting . Orochimaru's remains gradually begin to take over his body. and his English voice actor is Henry Dittman. dark cloak bearing red clouds and a chin-high collar. and are considered by their former homes to be S-class criminals. They share similar clothing. but Kabuto expresses desire to kill Sasuke Uchiha. 192 Sakon (左近?) and Ukon (右近?). Led by Tobi. "Dawn" or "Daybreak") is an organization of criminal ninja that serves as the primary antagonistic force of the Naruto series.Orochimaru's remains into his body in order to become powerful enough to not serve anyone again. they take a more active role. 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. a large-sized man who specializes in absorbing chakra and close-quarters combat. ch. but dies as a result of his illness. a sixarmed ninja who can produce spider-webs to fight and specialized in ranged combat. 184 Akatsuki Akatsuki (暁?. but do not become a prominent part of the story until Sasuke Uchiha attempts to leave Konohagakure to join Otogakure. 206 Kimimaro laters joins the group to protect Sasuke. the group resumed calling themselves the Sound Four.ch. showing his abilities to fight with his own bones. Itachi Uchiha and Kisame Hoshigaki. 239 The members of Akatsuki are ninja who have abandoned their villages. 217 All of them possess Orochimaru's cursed seals.ch. lit. the most powerful and wanted ninja in the Naruto universe. most notably a long.
508 His seiyūin the Japanese anime is Tomoyuki Dan. Deidara holds a grudge against . 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.ch. having a unique appearance with pale blue skin. a gill-like facial structure. but in all following appearances. Though he came to embrace the organization. He is initially portrayed as being solely responsible for the killing of his entire clan and family.ch.ch. Kisame is decapitated by Bee and the Raikage. ensuring him an infinite amount of stamina. Kisame himself has massive amounts of chakra. from his body. Sasuke Uchiha. Kisame committes suicide by summoning sharks and allowing them to eat him. Itachi's seiyū isHideo Ishikawa. It is later revealed that was just a shapeshifting technique performed by Zetsu. 258 After discarding Samehada when it chose Killer Bee over him. who voiced Itachi in episodes 29 and 30.ch. 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. While he was still loyal to Kirigakure. 487 He attempts to flee from the ninjas but is defeated by Guy and captured. but not before using one of them to steal back the information he had compiled and send it to the Akatsuki. Kisame can assume a more shark-like form that increases his abilities. 224 Around the time of his death his villainous role is downplayed. and sharp triangular teeth. as well as working towards capturing the remaining tailed beasts. 400 In the Japanese anime. Only allowing those it sees as worthy to wield it. Kisame Hoshigaki Kisame Hoshigaki (干柿 鬼鮫 Hoshigaki Kisame?) is a former ninja of Kirigakure and partnered to Itachi Uchiha. he has been voiced by Crispin Freeman. the real Kisame having hidden inside Samehada. In battle. Shukaku. 142 By fusing Samehada into him. not only is he revealed to have had help from Madara Uchiha in killing the clan. Kisame was one of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. sparing only his brother. is a living weapon covered in scales that can absorb untold amounts of an opponent's chakra. Samehada (鮫肌 "Sharkskin" in Shippuden?).ch. but he performed the massacre under the orders of Konoha's leadership so as to prevent an Uchiha coup d'état. comparable to a tailed beast.ch. His sword. he frequently shapes water into the forms of sharks to damage opponents. Samehada can provide the user with the chakra it holds. Itachi is treated as a villain for much of the series. a group of violent ninja that use particularly large swords in battle.the one-tailed tanuki.ch. with the explanation that he was testing his abilities. and his English voice actor is Kirk Thornton. He was also a terrorist bomber-for-hire before Itachi Uchiha forced him to join Akatsuki. Deidara Deidara (デイダラ?) is a former ninja of Iwagakure. Though having spent his early youth as the child prodigy of the Uchiha clan.
ch. 263 In time he even converted his own body into a puppet. Sasori is voiced by Akiko Yajima as a child. and is replaced by Tobi after his death. 366 Each of Deidara's hands have mouths on them that. Zetsu Zetsu (ゼツ?) is the only member of Akatsuki to regularly act without a partner. which he refined to fit his needs over the years. In his cameo appearance in episode 135 of the English adaptation. he can animate and control them remotely. such as a spy that observes and reports on battles of interest. he is voiced by Takahiro Sakurai and the English version by Johnny Yong Bosch.ch. leaving him in the care of his grandmother. resulting in his death. Hiruko. 464 After being resurrected by Kabuto. Lacking the love of parents. 248 In due time he devised a way to convert the corpses of humans into puppets.ch. and in the anime of Shippuden by Roger Craig Smith. Sasori left Sunagakure when he got older and joined Akatsuki where he is initially partnered with Orochimaru. 271 Sakura Haruno and Chiyo eventually destroy his heart. Itachi's younger brother. literally "going out with a bang" as his fellow Akatsuki members put it. and in the English version he is voiced by Kari Wahlgren and as an adult. Chiyo who taught Sasori the art of puppetry. the only part of his humanity he kept when converting himself to a puppet. and is often sent to dispose of bodies Akatsuki does not . Deidara's bombs can take any form he chooses. Though he abuses Tobi when he annoys him. who looks to him and his artistic knowledge with reverence.ch.ch. which essentially gives him eternal life and allows him to control hundreds of puppets at once. ch. and so Deidara transforms himself into a living bomb in an effort to kill Sasuke and to prove the supremacy of his art. Blanc. His parents were killed by Sakumo Hatake. he is partnered with Sasori. Sasori fights Kankuro. create "sculptures" that are actually bombs that explode with varying intensities. but fails in the attempt. and adopts a genuine care for his well-being. is able to systematically nullify his bombs in combat. Deidara becomes more like a teacher to Tobi. and from the time of their creation to their detonation. 248 Sasuke Uchiha. allowing him to use any of the ninja abilities they possessed during their life for himself.Itachi and all Uchiha throughout the series.ch. something that few other ninja are capable of. but is defeated and released from Kabuto's jutsu after being captured. In the Japanese anime.ch. Because of this Zetsu serves a variety of different positions in Akatsuki. as he feels their Sharingan eyes look down on his abilities. he is voiced by Quinton Flynn. 267 After Orochimaru's defection Sasori teamed with Deidara.ch. by infusing clay or other fine-grained minerals with chakra. but not before telling Sakura about his rendezvous with one of Orochimaru's henchmen who had been working for him as a spy.ch. B. 363 He is later resurrected by Kabuto. His scorpion-like puppet body. 359 Upon joining the Akatsuki. 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?). is voiced by Yutaka Aoyama in the Japanese version and in the English version by J. This is in part a result of his ability to merge with any object and quickly travel to a new location. 255 He is cannibalistic. 520 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Katsuhiko Kawamoto.ch.
ch.ch. He initially acts carefree and goofy often resulting on him being attacked by Deidara. Minato Namikaze. one of the founders of Konohagakure and the Uchiha clan. Kushina Uzumaki. 501 After Pain's death. he starts taking a special interest in Sasuke's development up to Itachi Uchiha's death while leading Akatsuki. In his cameo appearance in episode 134 of the English adaptation.ch.ch. 364 He also reveals having the Sharingan. frequently leading to discussions and arguments between the two. 467 Tobi is blackmailed by Kabuto Yakushi to form a reluctant alliance with him when presented with the real Madara's corpse. 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 ?). his right side being black and his left being white. Zetsu has two voice actors: the black half is voiced by Michael Sorich and the white half is voiced by Brian Beacock. who came into direct conflict with the First Hokage and was thought to be dead. 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. 490 To prepare for the war. and in the English Shippuden anime he is voiced by Travis Willingham. the two sides have their own personalities and knowledge bases. the nine-tailed fox.ch.ch.ch. Tobi declares the Fourth Shinobi World War. bringing all life-forms under his command. 317 In battle..ch. Similarly. Zetsu's seiyū is Nobuo Tobita. 395 After Deidara dies in a bid to kill Sasuke Uchiha with him. 310 Taking Sasuke under his wing. Tobi becomes able to replicate Pain's manipulation of six corpses. 400 It is also revealed that Tobi is responsible for unsealing Kurama. from within its previous host.ch. ch.ch. 289 Using the DNA of the First Hokage and chakra from the tailed beasts. 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. Tobi takes the name of Madara Uchiha (うちは マダラ Uchiha Madara?).In the Japanese anime. he decided to make Zetsu half black and half white to emphasize his split personality. . 544 During the ensuing war. If necessary. Madara created numerous clones of Zetsu's white half to use as soldiers in the Fourth Ninja World War. the original Madara is revived to aid Akatsuki exposing Tobi as an impersonator. Tobi discloses the truth behind Itachi's secret life to him to have him on his side in destroying Konoha. 261 Zetsu's body is split into two different colors.ch. to attack Konoha before the series' start resulting in the sacrifice from the Fourth Hokage. After the Kage refuse to surrender to him. 385 Now behaving more seriously. he is capable of making his body intangible as well as teleport over great distances at will including to a pocket dimension inside him.want found. 510.ch. which allows him to use the Uchiha's techniques. Tobi takes Nagato's body to retrieve his Rinnegan. 512 As Kishimoto originally planned Akatsuki to be a group of individuals with close to no human characteristics. who re-sealed Kurama. Replacing his left Sharingan with a Rinnegan.
Shikamaru Nara fights him to avenge his teacher.ch. However. his or another. "evil god") religion. In the English anime. instead finding pleasure in the pain it causes him. being paired up with the immortal Hidan as a result. Kakuzu is easily finished off by Kakashi.ch. and Shikamaru burying his still-speaking remains in a place Akatsuki will never be able to reach. Hidan Hidan (飛段?) is the immortal. his first persona is voiced by Michael Yurchak and the Madara one by Nolan North. Because he is immortal. which Kakuzu uses to remove the still-beating hearts of his opponents for his personal use while executing a jutsu called Jiongu (地怨虞?) to integrate their hearts into his body to cheat death and extend his life indefinitely. Hidan can create a voodoo doll-like link with his opponent. any damage done to Hidan's body is reflected on his opponent. 325 After Hidan uses this ability to kill Asuma Sarutobi. Kakuzu Kakuzu (角都?) is the partner of Hidan and a former ninja of Takigakure. back onto its owner. Kakuzu can store up to four spare hearts in animal masks that are sewn to his back. After Naruto Uzumaki leaves his final heart on the brink of failure. In the Japanese anime. Kakuzu is motivated by greed and joins the Akatsuki to seek out valuablebounties. Hidan is no longer considered a member by the rest of Akatsuki. and sadomasochistic partner of Kakuzu and a former ninja of Yugakure. Their battle culminates in Hidan being blown up. noting his mask to be easy to make.Kishimoto found him to be his favorite Akatsuki character at the time to draw. 339 As such. and can quickly be recalled to his body if he needs a replacement heart. the Village Hidden in Boiling Water.ch. 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. by consuming an opponent's blood and then drawing Jashin's triangular-design on the ground. Kakuzu's seiyū is Takaya Hashi and in the English version he is voiced by Fred Tatasciore. In the English version. 313His religion's experimentations have led to the creation of his unique abilities.ch. Once this link is created. 353 In the Japanese version of the anime. He is a member of the Jashin(ジャシン?. lit.ch. Tobi's seiyu is Wataru Takagi and since taking the name of Madara.ch. 322 Kakuzu's body is composed of large amounts of black threads. 336 Kakuzu's hearts are systematically destroyed soon after his introduction by a group of Konohagakure ninja. the Village Hidden in the Waterfalls. 342After being resurrected by Kabuto. foul-mouthed. he is voiced by Naoya Uchida. The threads are also capable of piercing flesh. Hidan's seiyū is Masaki Terasoma. his extreme temperament led Kakuzu to dislike having a partner and eventually killing whomever he is partnered with in a fit of rage. In the Japanese anime. The masks can be detached during combat situations to shoot elemental blasts at his opponents. he is voiced by Chris Edgerly and in Naruto Shippūden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 by Wally Wingert. Pain . he is sent out to participate in the war until being sealed. Hidan is not impaired while doing this.ch. allowing him to kill them by giving himself fatal injuries. allowing him to reattach any bodypart.
but after Itachi escapes Kabuto's control he is sealed by Itachi. In his cameo appearance in episode 135 of the English adaptation. As a result. As such. 373. Asura. Konan Konan (小南?) is the only female ninja in Akatsuki. 419 All but one of the bodies have orange hair and a number of body piercings that. Human. partnered to Konan and the principal figure in the tailed beast sealing ceremony thanks to his ability to manipulate souls.ch. the unique eye technique possessed by the Sage of the Six Paths. Kishimoto originally wanted her to have an obscene appearance showing more of her bust. was an Amegakure orphan trained by Jiraiya alongside Yahiko (弥彦?) before he became Deva Pain. Preta. he is voiced by Dave Wittenberg. Deva. Awakening his Rinnegan secretly provided by Madara.The Six Paths of Pain.ch.  Each also has a Rinnegan (輪廻 眼?. one of six different bodies collectively known as The Six Paths of Pain (ペイン六道 Pein Rikudō?). "Saṃsāra Eye").ch. Pain (ペイン Pein?) is one of the major antagonists of the Naruto series. lit. Naruto is able to renew Nagato's faith in his late master and in the possibility of peace. from left to right: Animal. from a design standpoint. each of the six bodies are individually named after one of the six Buddhist paths of reincarnation. In the Japanese anime. The first Pain appearing in the series is actually Deva Pain. Pain's seiyū is Ken'yū Horiuchi.ch. 378. ch. becoming a "god" in the eyes of Amegakure's citizens. give Pain a "more dangerous" appearance and relate the pain of their installation to the character's name. while Nagato's seiyū is Junpei Morita. the leader of Akatsuki. like Konan. 509After Yahiko's death as a result of a trap by Hanzo years later. To that end he adopted the name "Pain" to conquer Amegakure before killing Hanzo. 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. while Nagato is voiced by Vic Mignogna. Controlled by a single conscious mind. prompting Nagato to sacrifice his life in order to revive the people he killed in Konoha. Nagato's desires peace for the world. the six Paths use the Rinnegan to share visual information and coordinate attacks. Being a partner of Nagato. 369 All six bodies are eventually defeated by Naruto. 449 Nagato is later resurrected by Kabuto and sent alongside Itachi to battle Naruto and Killer Bee. and in the Shippuden anime he is voiced by Troy Baker. Because she . Nagato came to the realization that peace could only be attained by teaching the world the pain caused by war. 378 The Paths of Pain are controlled by Nagato (長門?) who.Naraka.
a former test subject of Orochimaru able to turn his body to liquid form.ch. which is later claimed by Suigetsu Hozukiafter Zabuza's death. 352. Taka Taka (鷹?. 348 The third and last member is the prisoner Jugo (重吾 Jūgo?) . Konan's seiyū is Atsuko Tanakaand in the English anime. While under Jiraiya. 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. a group of ninja that use particularly large swords in battle. she is able to use this weakness to her advantage as she implements explosive tags into her paper clones.ch. When first formed it goes by the name "Hebi" (蛇?. Decapitating Knife). Taka splits as Jugo and Suigetsu are captured by the samurai of the Land of Iron.ch. or create wings that mirror her title. After a failed coup d'état wherein he tried to assassinate the Fourth Mizukage. but is killed after being forced to reveal Nagato's resting place.ch. Sasuke renames their group "Taka" and changes its mission to the destruction of Konoha. 403 After Sasuke's failed infiltration of the Kage Summit in the Land of Iron. After Nagato's death.ch. lit. 372 Later. Sasuke agrees to work with Akatsuki to help them capture the eight-tailed beast. with its mission being to find and kill Sasuke's brother. Prior to carrying out this intent.ch. Konan learned to take advantage of her natural talent with origami. Konan withdraws her position in Akatsuki and leaves the organization.ch. 351 After Itachi's death and Sasuke's discovery that the Uchiha were wiped out under the orders of Konohagakure. Zabuza possesses a massive sword called Kubikiri Bōchō (首斬り包丁?. Zabuza and his followers fled the village and began working as mercenary . she is confronted by Madara over the location of Nagato's Rinnegan eyes. since paper will cling to itself and lose its stiffness.ch. form weapons for attack. 365 and is highly flirtatious when she is alone with Sasuke. "Hawk") is a group formed by Sasuke Uchiha that consists of Orochimaru's former subordinates.ch.who was used to create Orochimaru's cursed seals thanks to his enzymes that cause him to be mentally unstable. "Snake"). using it as a key component in her battle style.ch. 510 In the Japanese anime. 482. 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. 373 Konan can divide her body into countless sheets of paper. 352 Its first recruited member is Suigetsu Hozuki (鬼灯 水月 Hōzuki Suigetsu?). her voice actor is Dorothy Elias-Fahn. she is referred to by villagers of Amegakure as "God's angel". who wishes to restore the Kirigakure's Seven Swordsmen by taking their swords. While Konan's abilities are restricted when the paper is wet. which she controls and reshapes remotely to scout out an area. Itachi Uchiha. a former assistant to Orochimaru who specializes in track specific individuals through chakra over long distances. 523 The second member is Karin (香燐?). to avenge the latter's slaughter of the Uchiha clan.serves under Pain. She fights him.
lit. 524 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Mayumi Asano. and his English voice actor is Susan Dalian. 30 Like most Kirigakure ninja. so much so that when Naruto Uzumaki first meets Haku he ends up mistaking him for a girl. Team 8. and kill them without them ever noticing his presence. 32 The Kubikiri Bōchō served as Zabuza's gravemarker until it was taken by Suigetsu. The members of Team 8 primarily concentrate on tracking. 516. 24 Haku is resurrected by Kabuto later in the series to fight in the Shinobi World War. Haku becomes unquestioningly protective of and loyal to Zabuza. 354 Kiba Inuzuka . 29 He ultimately gives his life in his mission to be useful to Zabuza. Other characters Team 8 Team 8 is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Kurenai Yuhi. Kakashi Hatake. 30 Haku's genetic inheritance.ch. joins Naruto Uzumaki and Team 7 in their search for Sasuke Uchiha. His father killed his mother when it was discovered that she possessed a genetic ability.assassins. and his employer tries to have Zabuza killed. During Part II. 524 In the Japanese anime.ch. with each of the members' unique abilities being utilized in this role. though is mortally wounded and dies soon afterwards. except Kurenai. His area of expertise. however. his contract is revoked. 21 Before he started working for Zabuza.ch. Because he takes too long to complete the task. Haku dislikes fighting and does all that he can to subdue opponents without actually killing them. and his English voice actor is Steven Blum.ch. He has a heavily androgynous appearance. Hyōton (氷遁?. despite being a ninja and Zabuza's tool of battle.ch. After wandering from place to place for a time he was found by Zabuza. He is one of the shinobi resurrected by Kabuto to fight on Madara's side and is defeated and released from Kabuto's control in a rematch with Kakashi.ch. ch. allows him to mix wind and water elements to create ice. due to her pregnancy. Zabuza can blind an opponent. by blanketing an area in mist. and with his superb accuracy he can hit pressure points to put opponents in a death-like state. Mona Marshall voiced Haku as a child. becoming a human shield to protect his master from Kakashi Hatake's Lightning Blade. a job he is never able to finish due to interference by Tazuna's bodyguard. Haku lived as an orphan. This reflects his pacifist nature. locate them by the sounds they make. and only by being useful does he find a purpose in life.ch. his seiyū is Unshō Ishizuka. He commonly uses this ability to surround an enemy with ice mirrors that he can freely merge with and instantly move between. "Ice Release"). He recognized Haku's talents and agreed to take him in as a tool. Haku Haku (白?) is Zabuza Momochi's right hand man and most faithful follower. He then bombards them with needles. As a result. Zabuza is skilled in water-based abilities.ch. Zabuza kills him first.ch. 26 His talents lead to him being hired by a criminal mastermind named Gato to kill a man named Tazuna. is in assassinations. 516. and Haku then killed him.
By Part II of the Naruto storyline.ch. Akamaru grows large enough for Kiba to ride atop his back. Akamaru's vocal effects are provided by Jamie Simone though Kyle Hebert provided the voice of Akamaru when it took Kiba's form. unwilling to abandon him and putting himself in harm's way for Akamaru's sake. who is also theseiyū for Naruto Uzumaki. ch. 204 In exchange for Kiba's devotion. the bugs do as he commands. At the start of the series. and helps to double-team opponents with volleys of physical attacks. Akamaru is voiced by Junko Takeuchi. Akamaru acts as a valuable tool for Kiba in hostile situations. and constant companion. Shino's merciless tendencies. To help Kiba keep track of opponents. Kiba usually modifies his own abilities at the start of a battle. ch. 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. His first voice actor in the .ch. in regards to opponents as well as his attachment to insects. Akamaru fights with him in battle. Shino directs his bugs towards an opponent. Since Akamaru is naturally better equipped for combat. Shino cares deeply for his teammates.ch. when Akamaru transforms into a clone of Kiba. Most apparent of his connection to dogs is the constant presence of his ninja dog (忍犬 ninken?). 172 A deep connection with insects runs in Shino's family. which requires Akamaru to transform into a clone of Kiba.ch. he spends his free time capturing and studying insects and often uses them as analogies during conversation. have caused other characters to label him as "creepy. who voices Kiba. but since Kiba spends so much time with Akamaru. 75 He can also drastically increase his sense of smell. and by the second half of the series he can use it to track things dogs cannot. being acutely aware of their inner workings and always regretting when he is unable to help them. he fails to notice this drastic difference. he relies on Kiba to provide the chakra for the combination attacks they execute. In exchange for using Shino as a hive and feeding on his chakra. best friend. growing claws and traveling on all four limbs to increase his speed. he uses his heightened senses to Kiba's advantage." ch.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. In the English adaptation of the anime. and Kōsuke Toriumi. 238 In the Japanese anime. hearing. Kiba is fiercely loyal to Akamaru. 70 Nevertheless. and his English voice actor is Kyle Hebert. and the ability to detect others' chakra levels. In battle.ch. 364 Kiba's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kōsuke Toriumi. Kiba carries Akamaru around on his head or inside his jacket. 282 With his heightened sense of smell. his seiyū is Shinji Kawada. Akamaru Akamaru (赤丸?) is Kiba Inuzuka's ninja dog (忍犬 ninken?). Shino Aburame Shino Aburame (油女 シノ Aburame Shino?) is one of the members of Team 8 and is fascinated with insects. giving them a strong odor that can easily be tracked. 203 In the original Japanese anime. Akamaru. however. boxing them in without their knowledge and absorbing their chakra once they have been surrounded. During a battle. Akamaru can urinate on them.
Inspired by Naruto's confidence and determination. she goes out of her way to help him. Kurenai Yuhi Kurenai Yuhi (夕日 紅 Yūhi Kurenai?) is the leader of Team 8. as her father takes a greater interest in her training. and Ino Yamanaka were also on a team together. Of all her students. Hinata begins training to become stronger.  Team 10 Team 10 is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Asuma Sarutobi. 77 In the anime. 140 During Part II of the series. Because of this. as the series progresses. she was voiced by Saffron Henderson in episode three. Kurenai is closest with Hinata. Hinata finally admits her feelings to Naruto while protecting him from Pain.English anime wasSam Riegel. her seiyū is Rumi Ochiai. 141 In the Japanese anime. causing her difficulties whenever she is on a mission. However. and both . Kurenai Yuhi. she also trains to try and win the attention of the series protagonist Naruto Uzumaki. making their relationship clear.ch.ch. acting as a surrogate parent in the absence of Hinata's father and helping Hinata overcome her weaknesses. The fathers of the three team members Choji Akimichi. Hinata Hyuga Hinata Hyuga (日向 ヒナタ Hyūga Hinata?) is a member of Team 8 who suffers from a lack of self-confidence throughout the series. 80 While Hinata is hesitant to openly admit her feelings for him.ch. Hinata becomes infatuated with Naruto to the extent that she immediately blushes or faints upon seeing him. 78 Soon after her introduction. 78 Whenever Kurenai appears in the series. 80 This results in her effective expulsion from the Hyuga clan even though she is the eldest daughter of the clan's leader and thus its heiress. both to overcome her own weaknesses and to prove her worth to her father. Hinata's inability to stand up for herself caused her father to disown her at a young age.ch. but in all following appearances. though they both deny this. Shikamaru Nara. many other characters assume them to be a couple.ch.ch. she is usually accompanied by Asuma Sarutobi. 342 In battle she specializes in casting illusions. who voiced Shino in episodes 23 and 24. Her efforts begin to prove successful towards the end of Part I.ch. and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn in all subsequent appearances. and is shown to be particularly skilled with illusions involving plants. leaving her in the care of her teacher. During Part II. In the English adaptation of the anime. most characters are aware of her feelings.ch. 238 Though Hinata's training has in large part been to prove herself. 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.ch. She is always reluctant to speak her mind or to do something that might antagonize another character. 437 Her seiyū in the Japanese anime is Nana Mizuki. he has been voiced by Derek Stephen Prince. and her English voice actor is Stephanie Sheh.ch. Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child.
 Ino Yamanaka Ino Yamanaka (山中 いの Yamanaka Ino?) is the only female member of Team 10. Choji can increase the size of his body to improve the amount of damage his strikes deal upon impact.generations refer to their team using the moniker "Ino-Shika-Cho". his laziness frequently prevents him from effectively utilizing his intelligence. Sakura ended their friendship so they could properly compete for his affection. and by extending it into another person's shadow he can force the target to mimic his movements. Though his habit of always eating gives him a relatively large appearance. Ino . Team 10's leader. and contrasted him against Sasuke Uchiha's intelligent but abrasive personality. stating he would willingly give his life to defend Shikamaru. She is a childhood friend of Sakura Haruno. When they discovered that they both liked Sasuke Uchiha. In terms of combat abilities.ch. Shikamaru can manipulate his shadow.ch. 331 Choji Akimichi Choji Akimichi (秋道 チョウジ Akimichi Chōji?) is a member of Team 10 who is typified by his deep love for food to the extent that he always has a snack with him during the series. 71 The two eventually make amends and rekindle their friendship. His English voice actor is Tom Gibis. when Sakura begins to excel in healing techniques.ch. 55 Shikamaru Nara has never found an issue with Choji's weight. has never been able to defeat Shikamaru at games such as shogi or go.ch. helping her to develop her own identity. as he chooses to look upon Choji as a person rather than only considering his large girth.ch. Because of this.ch. 189 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Kentaro Ito and his English voice actor is Robbie Rist. 107 Shikamaru is a longtime friend of Choji Akimichi. Choji instantly becomes hostile and increases his resolve to battle. Shikamaru's seiyū is Showtaro Morikubo. 73 In the anime. However. Shikamaru Nara Main article: Shikamaru Nara Shikamaru Nara (奈良 シカマル Nara Shikamaru?) is one of the members of Team 10. 190 In battle. Choji insists he is not fat. hoping to be more useful to her friends and teammates as an able medical ninja.ch. Choji regards him as his best friend. If someone refers to him as fat. Creator Kishimoto has noted that he "likes" Shikamaru due to his easygoing nature despite being a genius. and Kakashi Hatakebriefly assumes leadership of the team to hunt down those responsible for Asuma's death. although Nobutoshi Canna acted as a stand-in for Morikubo in episode 141. Shikamaru's intelligence is such that Asuma Sarutobi. but still maintain a competitive attitude towards each other. 137 During Part II. 190 In battle. Ino becomes her surrogate apprentice. Asuma is slain in an encounter with members of Akatsuki.ch. 107 In the Japanese anime. his fellow Team 10 member. instead choosing to look upon Choji's inner strength. instead using explanations like being "big-boned".ch.ch. and he can devise complex strategies even in the heat of battle.
The members of Team Guy primarily concentrate on physical attacks and weapons. Ino transfers her consciousness to her target's mind. 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. Both deny this and promptly try to change the subject whenever it is brought up. Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child. Despite his natural talent. ch. 317 After Asuma is killed by Hidan. To use these techniques. and the two often play shogi or go together. When infused with his wind-based chakra.ch. Asuma wields trench knives that can be infused with chakra. 107 Asuma frequently appears alongside Kurenai Yuhi.ch. readily attacking its members verbally or physically when given the chance. 55 In the Japanese anime. ch. 238 . 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. resulting in his training with the leader of the main house at the end of Part I. a member of the criminal organization Akatsuki. At this point in the series.ch. They are a year older than the other members of Konohagakure's teams. 314 Asuma is usually seen smoking a cigarette. Asuma shares a particularly close relationship with Shikamaru Nara. Asuma can extend the blades' length and easily pierce through rock. Team Guy joins Team 7 in attempting to save Gaara from the criminal organization. 342 In battle.ch. and her voice actor is Colleen O'Shaughnessey in the English adaptation. 101 At the start of the series.specializes in mind-altering techniques.ch.ch. as Guy wanted to wait a year before they could take the test to advance in ninja rank and become Chunin.  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. her seiyū is Ryōka Yuzuki. a character that has proven his "destiny" wrong by getting stronger. making their relationship clear.ch. Neji believes in a fatalistic philosophy: that one's destiny is inescapable and that a weak person will always be weak. Neji has a change of heart.ch. 332 Asuma's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Jūrōta Kosugi. 197 He also tries to remedy the estranged relations between himself and the members of the main house. these knuckles fall into Shikamaru's possession. 321 Among all his students. He had a falling out with his father when he was younger. however. Neji openly hates the main house because of this. The two had not completely reconciled by the time of Hiruzen's death.ch. leading many characters to assume the two are a couple. Neji's membership in one of the clan's lower houses leaves him ineligible to learn the clan's most secret techniques. In Part II. Akatsuki.ch.ch. and briefly left Konohagakure in protest. 38After being defeated in battle by Naruto Uzumaki. and he is voiced by Doug Erholtz in the English adaptation. 140 During Part II of the series. gaining control over their body which she can then use to attack others. but will temporarily drop the habit when something is bothering him. such as when his father died. and he uses them to defeat Hidan and avenge Asuma. He abandons the idea of a predetermined fate.
Neji has been able to replicate it and its most powerful attacks through simple observation.ch. such as his wardrobe and his perseverance. 52 In the Japanese anime and manga. 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. and when he is featured as a child. he never uses contractions. even forbidden. but his persistence impressed Guy. Tenten specializes in weaponry.Neji displays his title as a prodigy of the Hyuga throughout the series. when first introduced he is highly proficient with the Gentle Fist style of combat. series creator Masashi Kishimoto favors her design more than those of any of the other female characters he has created.ch. can pose a severe risk to Lee's body. Lee has adopted several of Guy's habits because of this. In battle. 98 Her Japanese seiyū is Yukari Tamura. Neji constantly trains to overcome a small blindspot and to increase the Byakugan's range of sight. Tenten uses this expertise to help Neji Hyuga train his defensive techniques. and his voice actor is Brian Donovan in English. Might Guy . the battle's start and her eventual defeat are the only portions shown. His voice in the English anime is provided bySteve Staley. he is voiced by Keiko Nemoto.ch.ch.ch. In the ninja academy. Of all the Naruto protagonists. he always utilizes honorifics such as "san" and "kun". Tenten receives the least amount of screen time. techniques. ranging from projectiles to close-combat weapons and even explosives by the second part of the series. ch. One such example is his Byakugan. such as the ability to open the eight chakra gates. 73Despite her lack of appearances. Tenten Tenten (テンテン?) is the only female member of Team Guy. Neji refines these abilities into more powerful counterparts. Guy spends much of his free time training with Lee to help him accomplish his dream of becoming a respected ninja by using onlytaijutsu. Though never actually trained in the form. he is only permitted to use them to protect something or someone dear to him. 101 As the series progresses. Rock Lee was unable to use ninjutsu or genjutsu techniques. and she holds him in high regard since he can always block her attacks. with which he can directly attack an opponent's internal systems. 84 Guy has taught him a number of powerful. 197 In the Japanese anime. In the English adaptations. and longs to prove that a female ninja can be just as skilled as a male ninja. and Wendee Lee provides his child voice. In the Japanese anime. either to increase their potency or to fix an inherent flaw. During a fight she uses the hundreds of weapons kept stored in scrolls she carries with her to bombard opponents with pinpoint accuracy. such that her only fight in Part I of the manga is almost entirely skipped. his seiyū is Yoichi Masukawa. Because some of these techniques. an eye technique that by default gives the owner a near-360-degree field of vision within a fifty meter radius. his seiyū is Kōichi Tōchika. and her English voice actor is Danielle Judovits.
1 The Third is the Hokage at the beginning of the series. his seiyū is Masashi Ebara. lit. Over the course of the series. but notes that the teacher was not a model for Guy's character. 137 Another of his students. Tsunade continues after her coma lifts. Kakashi has never displayed a particular interest in their rivalry. The First was succeeded by his younger brother. the nine-tailed fox.ch. and dedicates most of his time to only one of his students. 65 In the Japanese anime. which involves setting tough self-imposed penalties for failure in the belief that the punishment will make him stronger. Hokage The Hokage (火影?. including his "My Rules" philosophy. When Danzo dies. and his method of rule became a model for all subsequent Hokage. Tobirama Senju (千手扉間 Senju Tobirama?). Kakashi Hatake. preferring nonviolent discussions to his advisers' more militaristic suggestions.ch. who became the Third Hokage.He in turn was followed by one of his students.ch. the Third Hokage (三代目火影 Sandaime Hokage?). Throughout the series. He is a peace-loving leader. While Lee is forced to concentrate on physical attacks due to his inability to use other types of techniques. Hiruzen Sarutobi. he created the trees that act as the foundation for Konohagakure. who took the position of Fourth Hokage. has been the longest-ruling Hokage. In battle. Guy deliberately chooses not to use techniques other than physical attacks. "Fire Shadow") is the leader of Konohagakure. After a long rule. and his English voice actor is Skip Stellrecht. 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. 172 Danzo follows Tsunade becoming the unofficial Sixth Hokage after she enters a coma as a consequence of defending the village from Pain.ch. Guy specializes in physical attacks. who became the Second Hokage (二代目火影 Nidaime Hokage?). Might Guy (マイト・ガイ Maito Gai?) is the leader of Team Guy. With his unique Mokuton abilities. For the Japanese actor nicknamed "Maito Gai". succeeds him as the Fifth Hokage. having served two separate terms. Because of Guy's dedication to him. mimicking Guy's distinctive green jumpsuit and shiny bowl haircut.ch. which he constantly tries to teach to Lee. The First Hokage (初代火影 Shodai Hokage?) was Hashirama Senju (千 手柱間 Senju Hashirama?). When not teaching Lee a new ability. Orochimaru. which only further motivates Guy to defeat Kakashi and his "coolness". 489 Hiruzen Sarutobi Hiruzen Sarutobi (猿飛 ヒルゼン Sarutobi Hiruzen?). Throughout the series. who founded the village along with Madara Uchiha. 180 Series creator Masashi Kishimoto likens Guy's passionate personality to that of a physical education teacher he had in junior high school. he acts as a source . Lee has also adopted many of Guy's mannerisms."Maito Gai" redirects here. Guy is usually found in competition with his self-proclaimed rival. Rock Lee. there have been five Hokage. ch. Lee has modeled himself in his master's image. the Third abdicated in favor of Minato Namikaze. during an invasion of Konohagakure. see Akira Kobayashi. who are honored by the village by having sculptures of their faces carved into the rock formation overlooking Konohagakure. Tsunade.
ch. 367 He was the student of Jiraiya and the teacher of Kakashi Hatake. Tsunade accepts the position of Fifth Hokage (五代目火 影 Godaime Hokage?) to protect Konohakagure on behalf of everyone she has loved. 2 In his youth Hiruzen was known as "The Professor" (プロフェッサー Purofessā?). and Hiruzen could never bring himself to recognize Orochimaru's evil qualities. It is later revealed during Naruto's battle with Pain that he is Naruto's biological father and that he never told anyone. his seiyū is Hidekatsu Shibata. into Naruto's body. Tsunade Tsunade (綱手?).ch. 2 Kishimoto has expressed desire to make a spin-off series with Minato as the protagonist. but much younger. and throughout Part II leads . and his English voice actor is Steve Kramer. Minato Namikaze Minato Namikaze (波風 ミナト Namikaze Minato?). she lost faith in the title and the concept of dreams. She will fulfill her role to address matters important to the village. Orochimaru had always been his favorite student. 172 As a result. After her brother and boyfriend Dan died in pursuit of their dreams to become Hokage. who consistently overcomes any obstacle in his own dreams of being Hokage. is one of the few characters to treat Naruto Uzumaki as a person. ch. is the father of Naruto Uzumaki and spouse to Kushina Uzumaki. Tsunade hates the position when she is first introduced. their familial relationship is not revealed until Part II of the series. Orochimaru. 170 She is also the granddaughter of the First Hokage and grandniece of the second Hokage.ch. Minato was a prodigy among ninja.ch. His seiyu is Toshiyuki Morikawa and his English voice actor isTony Oliver.ch. He was also the teacher of Jiraiya. the Fourth Hokage (四代目火影 Yondaime Hokage?). not as the host of Kurama. is a former student of the Third Hokage. When Orochimaru invades Konoha years later. saving Konoha from destruction and giving Naruto access to its great strength. Although Naruto and Minato are noted to have a number of similar traits throughout the series. instead leaving them for her assistants. 240 Before the start of the series. and from the start. Hiruzen fights him to repent for never prosecuting Orochimaru as he should have. hoping it would help Naruto to become strong on his own. as well as her former teammates Jiraiya and Orochimaru. 121 When he is unable to win. Despite her connections to past Hokage. Tsunade tends to avoid her everyday duties. so many characters in the series refer to her with the Japanese honorific "hime" (princess).ch.ch. 137 In the Japanese anime. thus earning him the title of "Konoha's Yellow Flash" (木ノ葉の黄色い閃光 Konoha no Kiiroi Senkō?). and Tsunade. 169 Despite the importance of her position. She regains her faith in both after meeting Naruto Uzumaki. he still manages to rob Orochimaru of his ability to use jutsu (by "sealing" his arms). bringing an end to the invasion and thus allowing Hiruzen to die happily.of wisdom to younger generations. He developed a jutsu that was in essence a teleportation jutsu. he gave his life to seal Kurama. allowing him to wipe out whole armies in the blink of an eye. the nine-tailed fox. as he purportedly knew every jutsu in Konohagakure. such that enemy villages issued flee-on-sight orders if ever he appeared on a battlefield.ch.
making her all but invincible in battle.Konoha in combatingAkatsuki. his own personal black ops team. Tsunade is a talented medical ninja. He was one of the elders who orchestrated the Uchiha Clan's demise. However. while at the Kage conference. He was once considered for the position of Third Hokage. ch. He dies shortly after Sasuke mortally wounds him. a war hawk who believes that all of the former Hokage have placed peace above the village's best interests. she appears to have superhuman strength that allows her to reduce buildings to rubble.ch. to secretly ensure he would become Hokage. but she constantly assumes the appearance of a twenty-year-old woman with large breasts. 481 In the Japanese anime he is voiced by Hiroshi Ito and in the English version he is voiced by William Frederick Knight.ch. and can heal injuries that most others would consider incurable. 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?). 298 Throughout Part II. and her English voice actor is Debi Mae West. using his new found power to have the ninja track down both Sasuke and Kabuto. and Temari as they appear at the end of Part I . 169 In the Japanese anime. He also had himself injected with the cells of the First Hokage allowing him to use the Senju Clan's unique skills. Danzo is forced into fighting Sasuke. Gaara. However. 285 Since then he has been using The Foundation. but that title was given to Hiruzen Sarutobi whom he served as an adviser. On the rare occasions that she hits a winning streak. using it greatly shortens her overall lifespan. Her age is similar to that of her former teammates Jiraiya and Orochimaru.ch. 285 But after Konohagakure is destroyed and Tsunade is left in a coma. Danzo has been at odds with Tsunade and acts on his agenda of killing off Sasuke in secret. 149 Despite her odd personality. ch. she perceives it as a bad omen. Her healing abilities are such that she has devised a method of Mitotic regeneration for herself. The right half of his body is covered in bandages to hide a damaged Sharingan eye transplanted from the body of Shisui Uchiha.ch. as well as the vast amount of Sharingan eyes grafted to his arm.ch. Sand Siblings Kankuro. 238Tsunade is a compulsive gambler with terrible luck. 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. Tsunade's seiyū is Masako Katsuki.
Salamander). 36 In Part II. Similar to Naruto. the leader of the village. as a result. once Gaara begins to reveal his dreams and motivations to Kankuro. he is frequently at odds with Gaara. 95 This trait carries over to Part II. Kishimoto changed their costumes for their return due to the difficulty in drawing their original attire. and his English voice actor is Michael Lindsay.ch. Temari values peace. The puppets are all destroyed by their original creator. with a similar background yet a highly divergent personality. lit. 249 Gaara's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Akira Ishida. 131 His battle with Naruto during the invasion of Konoha changes this mentality. Unlike her more combat-loving brothers. aiding him in his attempts to retrieve Sasuke Uchiha fromOrochimaru. and serve as antagonists in the subsequent invasion of Konohagakure. Before Gaara was even born.  In the Japanese anime. Black Ant traps opponents in its body to make them easier targets.ch. inside him. as well as to symbolize their new friendship with Konohagakure. and he succeeds his deceased father as Sunagakure's Kazekage during Part II. though he tends to hold his tongue for fear of being killed. Kankuro is later seen using Sasori's body as his new puppet. in Part II. a powerful and dangerous tailed beast.  Gaara Main article: Gaara Gaara (我愛羅?) is the youngest of the three siblings. Due to their interactions with Naruto Uzumaki. he becomes more willing to help others as the purpose for his existence.ch.ch. he lashes out at anyone who speaks poorly of Gaara and when Gaara is kidnapped. Crow).The Sand Siblings are ninja from the village of Sunagakure and the children of the Fourth Kazekage. 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?). Sasori. in which she begins acting as a liaison between Sunagakure and Konohagakure to help the two . Kankuro becomes very protective of Gaara. 249 Kankuro is a talented puppeteer. Gaara was tormented by his fellow villagers for being the host of a tailed beast. After one of his few remaining relatives tried to kill him. Gaara developed a sadistic and withdrawn personality. 59 They come to Konohagakure to participate in the biannual ninja exams. Kuroari (黒蟻?. lit. as she questions Sunagakure's justifications for going to war withKonohagakure. Temari Temari (テマリ?) is the oldest of the three siblings. he readily risks his life to save him. killing others to affirm the value of his existence. and Sanshōuo (山椒魚?. and Salamander protects Kankuro and his allies from enemy attacks. and his English voice actor is Liam O'Brien. Black Ant). his seiyū is Yasuyuki Kase. Kankuro Kankuro (カンクロウ Kankurō?) is the second oldest of the three siblings. Crow is used for offensive purposes.ch.ch. For the first half of the series. lit. and has thus far been shown to have three puppets in his arsenal: Karasu (烏?. He was created by Kishimoto as a foil to Naruto Uzumaki. they later return as allies of Konohagakure.
vol.ch. the bond between Naruto and Jiraiya is his favorite. Other Iruka Umino Iruka Umino (うみの イルカ Umino Iruka?) is a Konohagakure ninja and instructor at the Ninja Academy. He strives to replace his grandfather as Hokage so the villagers of Konohagakure will recognize him by name. a school for prospective ninja. he intended for Konohamaru to look like a "punk" smaller than Naruto. 107 Temari's seiyū in the Japanese anime is Romi Paku. Kishimoto has commented that out of all the master-pupil relationships he has created in the Naruto series.villages work together. 2Konohamaru's design caused great difficulties for Masashi Kishimoto. Tsunade and Orochimaru. and was instantly happy with the design. emulating his work ethic. not as the Hokage's grandson.vol. 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. and her English voice actor is Tara Platt. however. and by Akiko Koike as a stand-in. Jiraiya was under the tutelage of the Third Hokage. is the grandson of the Third Hokage. hisseiyū is Toshihiko Seki. Although still . Konohamaru insists. and signature jutsu such as the Rasengan and a variety of other techniques. and Iruka in turn has great faith in Naruto's potential to be a great ninja. yet all of his attempts resulted in a mere recreation of Naruto. He eventually gave Konohamaru small. she typically uses her winds to remove parts of the battlefield that might be advantageous to the enemy. named after Konohagakure.ch. Masashi Kishimoto's initial design of Iruka featured "evil" eyes and sharper cheekbones.ch. 2:26 He is voiced in the Japanese anime by Ikue Ōtani. and his English voice actor is Quinton Flynn. noting that it makes drawing them "worthwhile". ch. which was sealed into Naruto Uzumaki. his parents were killed by Kurama. Colleen O'Shaughnessey is his English voice actor. Temari wields a giant iron fan that can create powerful gusts of wind capable of leveling the surrounding landscape. the nine-tailed fox. As she is skilled at deducing an opponent's strategies and weaknesses soon after a battle begins. Konohamaru Sarutobi Konohamaru Sarutobi (猿飛 木ノ葉丸 Sarutobi Konohamaru?). 12. that he will only become Hokage after Naruto has been Hokage first. along with his teammates. angry-looking eyes. 1 In the Japanese anime. He looks to Naruto Uzumaki as a mentor in this quest. He bears no ill will towards Naruto. As a child. Naruto thinks of Iruka as a father-figure because of this. vol. but this was abandoned in favor of a more relaxed appearance. Jiraiya Main article: Jiraiya (Naruto) Jiraiya (自来也?) is a Konohagakure ninja and one of Naruto's teachers. 2:126 When Iruka was a child. determination. 170 Jiraiya is known throughout the Naruto world as the "Toad Sage" (蝦蟇仙人 Gama Sennin?) due to his toad-related jutsu. In battle.
the leader of Sunagakure.ch. Sai has been trained to not possess or desire any type of emotion or camaraderie.ch.ch. After spending time with Naruto Uzumaki. She is mistrustful of other ninja villages. her seiyū is Keiko Nemoto. which has since become his primary role in the series. Sasori. and over the years.ch. Chiyo is brought back through Impure World Resurrection to fight against the combined Shinobi army. he often says what he actually thinks of a person. Shizune Shizune (シズネ?) is a Konohagakure ninja introduced in the series as Tsunade's assistant. making treaties as a formality and quietly strengthening Sunagakure's military might simultaneously.ch. 166 Shizune is one of the few characters that Tsunade trusts with absolute certainty. Sai Sai (サイ?) is a ninja who joins Team 7 in Part II. is able to confront and kill her grandson Sasori. resulting with him choosing names such as "fatso" and "ugly". 91 During Part I. When Deidara defeats and kidnaps Gaara. and returns him to Konohagakure in Part II as he begins to keep tabs on the movements of the criminal organization Akatsuki. 303 Sai's attempts to form bonds involve giving pet names to others. During the various ninja wars. in Part II. Jiraiya's personality is openly lecherous. Despite their efforts. Despite her medicinal affinity. creating interference with Tsunade's plans and temporarily straining the relationship between the two. Gaara also dies before they can rescue him. 280 In later chapters. and in the English version her voice actor is Barbara Goodson. Jiraiya is voiced by Hōchū Ōtsuka. Shizune's concern for details causes her to question Tsunade's judgment. 282 In the Japanese anime. he begins to crave bonds with other people. Chiyo Chiyo (チヨ?) is an adviser to Sunagakure who is introduced at the start of Part II. however. She left Konohagakure with Tsunade after the death of her uncle.affiliated with Konohagakure. hoping that the relationship of peace might be continued. many of the attacks she uses in the series are poison-based. She is a skilled puppeteer and taught her grandson. He eventually learns . everything she knew. Chiyo joins a group of Konohagakure ninja in rescuing him. she used her knowledge of poisons to aid Sunagakure. and her English voice actor is Megan Hollingshead. Tsunade taught her medical techniques. however. Replacing Sasuke in the team. only to have many of her efforts nullified by the work ofTsunade. After the alliance catches up with the kidnappers. her seiyū is Ikuko Tani. ch. he takes Naruto as his student. In the Japanese anime. as she identifies details that Tsunade tends to overlook. Kishimoto was careful in his design to make him stand out. and his English voice actor is David Lodge. with the help of Sakura Haruno. authoring a series of best-selling adult romance novels. Chiyo. In Part II of the series.ch. and he proudly describes himself as a "super pervert". including using concealed poisoned needles or emitting toxic gas from her mouth. Chiyo gives up her life to revive Gaara. Having been a member of The Foundationsince he was a child. 375 Touched by the genuine bond formed between Sunagakure and Konoha. 245 In the Japanese anime. he spends much of his time traveling.
who places his teammates before the mission. for instance.ch. It also allows him to suppress a tailed beast's influence over its host.ch. Killer Bee Killer Bee (キラービー Kirābī?) is a ninja from the village of Kumogakure. Yamato's seiyū is Rikiya Koyama. Sai spends his time painting and drawing. 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.ch. Yamato will leave them behind if they become a hindrance. the current Raikage of Kumogakure. ch. Nine-Tailed Demon Fox) is the most powerful of the tailed beasts. he stays on the team in an additional leadership position. Naruto Uzumaki. calling Ino Yamanaka "pretty lady". Kurama Kurama (九喇嘛?). lit. 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. Killer Bee has complete control over the beast sealed within him. he pretends to be captured to escape at the cost of losing some from eight-tailed's chakra and pursue a career as an enka music singer. His artistic talents extend to his choice of attacks in battles: he can infuse chakra with his inking brush to make his drawings come to life.ch. Kurama is responsible for attacking Konohagakure before being stopped by the Fourth Hokage. and in the English version he is voiced by Troy Baker. 283 Sai's seiyū is Satoshi Hino in the Naruto: Shippūden anime. as he can stop Naruto Uzumaki if Kurama.ch. as a single swipe of one of its tails can raise tsunamis and flatten mountains. twelve years before the series' . the other being series protagonist Naruto Uzumaki. Yamato can form anything out of wood at will. 285 After Kakashi's return. He is introduced during Part II as one of the two hosts that have yet to be captured by the criminal organizationAkatsuki. 291 In the Naruto: Shippūden anime. 541 When Akatsuki attacks him. and his English voice actor is Benjamin Diskin. "Yamato" is not his real name. 411 Killer Bee is the adoptive brother of A (エー Ē?).ch. Yamato was abducted by Orochimaru and experimented upon in an attempt to replicate the First Hokage's unique abilities. 411 The host of the ushi-oni-like eight-tailed beast. 298 During his childhood.ch. and his English voice actor is Reno Wilson.ch. When using Mokuton techniques. and has produced thousands of works. who gave his life to seal the fox into his son. In battle he uses its great strength to increase the lethality of his professional wrestling-styled attacks.ch. Orochimaru was forced to flee Konohagakure before he could complete his testing.from his mistakes and attempts the opposite approach. and thus never knew that Yamato had successfully obtained the First's Mokuton techniques. 419. 537 His seiyū in the Japanese anime is Hisao Egawa. who is often called the Nine-Tails (九尾の妖狐 Kyūbi no Yōko?. 317 Unlike Kakashi. 312 When not making an attempt to bond with others. This is the primary reason he is assigned to Team 7. the nine-tailed fox within him. gets out of control. citing that as ninja they should be able to look after themselves.ch. and as such is expected to be the guardian of the village. but rather a codename assigned to him for the purposes of joining Team 7.
Kurama tries to gain control over Naruto. as well as full costumes used for cosplay.start. Active Anime lauded the characters for not being "simple cardboard cut-out characters" due to their "fleshed out personalities" and "underlying dramatic motivations". and other accessories. A second review from T. Kurama's former possessor. and believed the primary focus of the series was on the fighting. and drama together in a believable manner. ch. after a couple isolated incidents of falling under its influence during heated battles.E. and figurines—many of which are limited editions produced in small quantities. Many characters are also featured on posters.E. 499 Kishimoto was mainly inspired to create Kurama based on thecharacter with the same name from the manga series YuYu Hakusho. 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. and noted that several of the characters were not likable. The anime and manga magazine Neo described Naruto's character as "irksome". provoking his rage and thus allowing its violent personality to influence and consume him. wallpapers. As the seal is to be broken if Naruto uses all of Kurama's chakra. but lamented the characters' personalities tended to fall between Naruto's "charisma and coolness" and Sasuke's "blandness". In the Japanese anime.M. Peter.ch.ch. The visual appearances of the characters in the anime and manga have also received notice from reviewers. and trading cards from the Naruto Collectible Card Game.  T. and celebrated how the characters allowed the series to successfully incorporate comedy. Anime News Network praised the characters' "distinctive clothing.ch. manga. Apparel such as clothing. 95 At the same time. and praised the "deeply moving emotional trials" they undergo over the course of the series. extolling the characters as "well rounded" and "imaginative". and other media. plush dolls of characters' Part I and Part II appearances. faces and personalities" that . Merchandise Several types of merchandise have been produced based on the likeness of the characters in the Naruto series. Anime Reviews offered a more positive view. commenting that Naruto Uzumaki combined the finer values of his shōnen predecessors. dismissing the characters as echoes of stereotypicalshōnen characters. have been released. it is voiced by Paul St. but attributed the series' "almost sickening addictiveness" to its level of characterization. Anime Reviews disagreed. making it difficult to think about the characters on "any deep or meaningful level". backpacks. Reception The characters of Naruto have received both praise and criticism from publications dedicated to anime. action.M.H. 291 Naruto eventually takes control of the fox's chakra with help from his mother Kushina Uzumaki. its seiyū is Tesshō Genda. Other merchandise includes action figures. hair. 1 Throughout the series. Anime Boredom agreed with this assessment. 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. key chains. and in the English adaptation.H.
 Although a large number of antagonists appear in the series. Anime Reviews. "THEM Anime Reviews 4. October 17. 9. Anime Reviews. Viz Media. 2006). p.E. Mania Entertainment has called Orochimaru the "first real villain". Studio Pierrot. 4. 5. 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 2010-04-03.com. ^ Kishimoto.H. Mania.0 . ^ a b c Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. but ultimately concluded the animation was "a mixed bag".M. 3.Review".Second Opinion". Justin (August 7.com >> Disc Reviews >> Naruto Box Set 04 (also w/special edition)". 13.M. 7. "THEM Anime Reviews 4. September 17.made them easily identifiable. p. 2002. 2005. p. ^ a b c d Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Cartoon Network. 2. 112-114 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. since his debut in the manga. 11.0 . pp. 138 ^ a b c d Ross. . p. has continually ranked high in the official Weekly Shōnen Jump popularity poll of the series. 140 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto.H. 14. Derrick.ch. the villain of the previous arc. Anime Reviews described Kishimoto as "an average artist at best" and derided the poor transition of his artistic style into animation. 6.Naruto . 141 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. ^ a b c Tucker.E. Christina.H. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes?". movement and the human form" and "impeccable visual timing". 10.ch. Naruto. ^ a b Kimlinger. 531 Footnotes 1.M. 8. 531 while Deidara ranked 6th in the latest poll. noting that he had no redeeming qualities. Itachi Uchiha. T. as well as Kishimoto's "clear eye for geography. they produced "artistic renderings that leave little to be desired on the part of fans of the manga". p. 142 ^ Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. Retrieved March 27. reaching as high as 5th position. "Mania. T. Masashi (2007). p.E. Anime News Network. Anime Reviews admitted in their second review that when the animators were at their best. Retrieved 2010-04-03. T. T. "Naruto GN 8-10 .M. TV Tokyo.Naruto". 122. 2007). 2008. 139 ^ a b Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. p. versus Zabuza Momochi. Retrieved March 27. ^ a b Rich. Uzumaki: the Art of Naruto. 2008. Studio Pierrot. Several of the antagonists have been very popular within Naruto reader base. 12.E.H. Naruto. Despite this. Carl (November 2. ISBN 1-4215- 1407-9.
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