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The Naruto (Japanese: ナルト) manga and anime series features an extensive cast of characters created by Masashi Kishimoto. The series takes place in a fictional. 1 Applies to shipping within Germany. Information about shipping policies for other countries can be found here: Payment and Delivery Information 2 In accordance with Kleinunternehmerstatus exception of §19 of the German Value Added Tax Law, we do not collect or display VAT. About Payment and Delivery Information.

The major characters of the series as they appear in The (: ナルト) and series features an extensive cast of characters created. The series takes place in a where countries vie for power by employing who can use in combat. The storyline is divided into two parts, simply named and, with the latter taking place two-and-a-half years after the conclusion of Part I. It is followed by the sequel series by Ukyō Kodachi, which continues where the epilogue of the first series left off. The series' storyline follows the adventures of a group of young ninja from the village of. The character of the first series is, an energetic ninja who wishes to become, the leader of Konohagakure, and holds a monster called the Nine Tails in his body.

During the early part of the series, Naruto is assigned to Team 7, in which he meets his rival, a taciturn and highly skilled 'genius' of the Uchiha clan;, who is infatuated with Sasuke and has Naruto's attention; and, the quiet and mysterious leader of the team. Over the course of the series, seeking out Sasuke when he ran away from the village, Naruto interacts with and befriends several fellow ninja in Konohagakure and other villages. He also encounters the series' antagonists, including, a former ninja of Konohagakure scheming to destroy his former home, as well as the elite ninja of the criminal organization who seek out jinchuriki like Gaara for the nine tailed beasts. The character of the second series is Boruto Uzumaki, the son of Naruto and Hinata Hyuga who is assigned to Team Konohamaru, which includes Sasuke and Sakura's daughter Sarada Uchiha, Orochimaru's artificially created son Mitsuki, and the group's leader Konohamaru, the Third Hokage's grandson whom Naruto befriended as a child. As he developed the series, Kishimoto created the three primary characters as a basis for the designs of the other three-person teams.

He also used characters in other as references in his design of the characters, a decision that was criticized by several anime and manga publications. The characters that Kishimoto developed, however, were 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 both praise and criticism given to Kishimoto's work in the manga and anime adaptations. Contents • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Creation and conception [ ] When was originally creating the Naruto series, he looked to other shōnen manga for inspiration while still attempting to make his characters as unique as possible. Kishimoto cites 's series as one of these influences, noting that, the protagonist of Dragon Ball, was a key factor when creating 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. When creating the primary heroine, Kishimoto admitted, 'I don't have a definite image of what a heroine should be'. He eventually created, 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 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, 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 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,,, and coloring. These steps are followed when he is drawing the manga and making the color illustrations that commonly adorn the cover of, the cover of the, or other media, but the toolkit he uses occasionally changes. For instance, he used an for one illustration for a Weekly Shōnen Jump cover, but decided not to use it for future drawings largely due to the cleanup required.

Protagonists [ ] Team 7 [ ] The protagonists of the Naruto series are Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, Sakura Haruno, and Kakashi Hatake, who form 'Team 7' ( 第7班, Dainanahan) of. After Sasuke Uchiha's defection and Naruto's departure from Konohagakure at the end of Part I, the team disbands.

During Part II, the team reforms as 'Team Kakashi' ( カカシ班, Kakashi-Han) with two new members:, who occupies Sasuke's position, and, who becomes the acting Captain. [] During the Fourth Great Ninja War, Team 7 reunites to fight Madara Uchiha who later becomes Kaguya Ōtsutsuki. Once the War is over, Sasuke and Naruto have their final battle. After the fight ends, Team 7 is finally reunited permanently. Naruto Uzumaki [ ].

Main article: Naruto Uzumaki ( うずまき ナルト, Uzumaki Naruto) is the titular of the 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. He is often ridiculed by the Konohagakure villagers, as he is the host of, the Nine-Tailed Fox that attacked Konoha. [] He compensates for this with his cheerful and boisterous personality, vowing to never give up on any goal he sets. In particular, Naruto has ambitions of becoming, the leader of Konohagakure, to gain the villagers' respect and be able to protect both them and the world. Over the course of the series, Naruto befriends many foreign and Konoha people and eventually gains a sizable positive impact on their lives to the point where he gains worldwide fame. [] Naruto eventually achieves his dream of becoming Hokage, marries Hinata Hyuga and has two children named Boruto and Himawari Uzumaki.

Naruto's voice actor in the Japanese anime is, and he is voiced by in the English adaptation. Sasuke Uchiha [ ].

Main article: Sasuke Uchiha ( うちは サスケ, Uchiha Sasuke) is Naruto's rival. He was designed by Kishimoto as the 'cool genius' since he felt this was an integral part of an ideal rivalry. Sasuke's older brother,, killed the rest of their family. [] Because of this, Sasuke's sole desire is to kill his brother, and he develops a cold and withdrawn personality, seeing people as tools to further his goals, although also gaining the affection of most of the girls he knows, much to his annoyance. After he becomes a member of Team 7, Sasuke seems to begin considering his teammates precious to the point of risking his life to protect them, while focusing on revenge less than at the start of the series.

Following an encounter and a subsequent defeat at the hands of his brother in Part I, however, Sasuke severs his ties and leaves the village to seek more power from a man named Orochimaru. Sasuke is voiced by in the Japanese anime, while his English voice actor is. Sakura Haruno [ ]. Main article: Sakura Haruno ( 春野 サクラ, Haruno Sakura) is a member of Team 7. While creating the character, Kishimoto has admitted that he had little perception of what an ideal girl should be like. As a child, Sakura was teased by other children because of her large forehead, a feature Kishimoto tried to emphasize in Sakura's appearance.

She was comforted by and the two developed a friendship. However, as the two continued to grow, they became increasingly distant due to their shared affection for Sasuke Uchiha.

During the early moments of Part I, Sakura is infatuated with Sasuke and resents Naruto Uzumaki, although ironically, Sasuke views her as 'annoying' and Naruto has feelings for her. [] Her perception on Naruto eventually changes, however, and she comes to see him as a friend, while her feelings for Sasuke grow into deep love. In the Japanese anime, her voice actress is, and she is voiced by in the English adaptation.

Kakashi Hatake [ ]. Main article: Kakashi Hatake ( はたけ カカシ, Hatake Kakashi) is the leader of Team 7 and the to Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura. Kishimoto had originally intended for Kakashi to be introduced earlier in the series than he actually was and created him as an easygoing person that would be able to keep the members of Team 7 in check. Kakashi treats his leadership position with a mysterious, detached manner and is consistently late to meetings as a result. During a on his past, Kakashi is revealed to have been trained by Naruto's father during the Third Great Ninja War and obtained his eye from one of his teammates, [] Kakashi's Japanese voice actor in the anime is, and his English voice actor is.. Team Konohamaru [ ] The protagonists of the series are Naruto and Hinata's son Boruto Uzumaki, Sasuke and Sakura's daughter Sarada Uchiha, Orochimaru's son Mitsuki, and Konohamaru Sarutobi who form 'Team Konohamaru' ( 木ノ葉丸班, Konohamaru-Han). Prior to their series, Konohamaru was a supporting character in the Naruto series while Boruto, Sarada, and Mitsuki were introduced in the Naruto epilogue [].

Boruto Uzumaki [ ]. Main article: Boruto Uzumaki ( うずまき ボルト, Uzumaki Boruto) is the son of Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyuga who attends Konoha's ninja academy, inheriting his paternal family's short blond hair, blue eyes and 'Believe it!' ( だってばさ, dattebasa) verbal tic.

He also inherits his maternal family's Gentle Fist technique despite apparently not inheriting the Byakugan unlike his sister, Himawari. Like his father when he used to pull pranks to have his existence be acknowledged, Boruto tends to commit mischief to get his father's attention after he became Hokage by defacing the Hokage Monument during the events of the series epilogue, but his father stops him and explains that he needs to care for their village. Boruto also admires his father's rival and friend Sasuke, seeking his training in order to surpass his father, later being accepted as his student []. In, Boruto joins the Chunin Exams along with his teammates attempting to surpass his father but cheats by utilizing devices storing ninjutsu due to his lack of training in traditional abilities.

Upon being scolded by Naruto, Boruto realizes his underhandedness and joins the rescue team to save the abducted Naruto, while finally gaining his father's compliment. While at first resenting the Hokage position, Boruto leader became resolute to become strong enough to protect the Hokage while entrusting Sarada to succeed his father due to his feelings for her. While able to use a Rasengan, Boruto accidently developed the Vanishing Rasengan as a signature attack. Boruto also can activate a Byakugan-like dojutsu in his right eye, though he cannot activate it at will. In the Japanese version, Boruto is voiced by in and by in all subsequent appearances. In the English version, he is voiced by in The Last and by in all subsequent appearances. Sarada Uchiha [ ].

Main article: Sarada Uchiha ( うちは サラダ, Uchiha Sarada) is the daughter of Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno. She seems to have inherited traits from both her parents, like her mother's 'Cha!' ( しゃーんなろー!, Shānnarō!) verbal tic and her father's aloofness and reluctance to acknowledge certain people despite not being above commending them when they truly deserve it. Sarada is the central character of Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring, searching for her estranged father while mistakenly feeling she and Sakura are not related. Gaining her Sharingan in the process, but not having a good first impression of her father Sasuke, Sarada feels hurt and betrayed when she incorrectly suspects being Karin's biological child as the two wear similar glasses. While Naruto helps her realize that family is not a matter of blood, Sarada eventually learns that Sakura is her biological mother as Karin later explains that she was Sakura's. Before leaving again, Sasuke shows Sarada how much he loves her by poking her forehead and promises to come home soon.

Having admired Naruto and his dedication to his village, Sarada makes it her goal to become the next Hokage one day. She finds Boruto annoying but is later hinted to have a mutual crush on him. Sarada is voiced by in Japanese, while in the English version she is voiced by in and by in all subsequent appearances. Main article: Mitsuki ( ミツキ) is a teammate of Boruto and Sarada, a mysterious boy with a calm mind and a penchant for making snide remarks. His backstory is explored in Naruto Gaiden: The Road Illuminated by the Full Moon, where it is revealed that Mitsuki is an artificial human created by Orochimaru for the latter's interests, gaining the name Mitsuki from the fact that he is a 'vessel' (杯 Tsuki) for the 'snake' (巳 Mi) to inhabit.

He was put to the test by Orochimaru and another of his creations called Log ( ログ, Rogu) to determine his allegiance; Mitsuki decided to follow his own path as the 'moon' instead of a vessel, setting out toward the Hidden Leaf to find his 'sun': Boruto Uzumaki. Mitsuki can extend his limbs by using chakra to dislocate his joints, while the experimentation by Orochimaru allows him to access Sage Mode as well. He is voiced by Ryūichi Kijima in Japanese and by in the English dub. Konohamaru Sarutobi [ ] Konohamaru Sarutobi ( 猿飛 木ノ葉丸, Sarutobi Konohamaru), named after Konohagakure, is the grandson of the. He strives to replace his grandfather as so the villagers of Konohagakure will recognize him by name, not simply as the Hokage's grandson. He looks to Naruto as a mentor in this quest, emulating his work ethic, determination, and signature jutsu such as the and the Sexy Jutsu among a variety of other techniques.

Konohamaru insists, however, that he will only become Hokage after Naruto has been Hokage first. [] By the events of the series epilogue, Konohamaru has ascended to the rank of jonin and is currently captain of Team Konohamaru.

Konohamaru's design caused great difficulties for Masashi Kishimoto; he intended for Konohamaru to look like a 'punk' smaller than Naruto, yet all of his attempts resulted in a mere recreation of Naruto. He eventually gave Konohamaru small, angry-looking eyes and was instantly happy with the design. [:26] While voiced in the Japanese anime by and by as a stand-in, Konohamaru's adult self is voiced by Hidenori Takahashi. In the English version, voices Konohamaru's pre-adult self, and voices Konohamaru's adult self. Antagonists [ ] Zabuza Momochi [ ] Zabuza Momochi ( 桃地 再不斬, Momochi Zabuza) is a former member of 's Seven Swordsmen of the Mist, a group of ninja that use particularly large swords in battle. He is one of Naruto's first opponents. Zabuza possesses a sword called Kubikiri ( 首斬り包丁, lit.

Decapitating Knife). After a failed wherein he tried to assassinate the Fourth Mizukage, Zabuza and his followers fled the village and began working as mercenary assassins. [] He also takes in a young boy, Haku, as his apprentice, mostly treating him as a tool although he ultimately does care for him.

[] Zabuza is skilled in water-based, but his area of expertise is in assassinations in areas covered by mist. [] His talents lead to his commission by a criminal named Gato to kill a man named Tazuna, which he is unable to perform due to interference by Tazuna's bodyguard,. Because he takes too long to complete the task, his contract is revoked, and his employer tries to have Zabuza killed. Having been redeemed by Naruto, Zabuza kills him first, though is mortally wounded and dies soon afterwards. [] He is one of the shinobi resurrected by Kabuto to fight on the side and is defeated, being sealed during a rematch with Kakashi. [, ] In the Japanese anime, his voice actor is, and his English voice actor is. Haku [ ] Haku ( 白) is Zabuza Momochi's most faithful follower.

Before he started working for Zabuza, Haku lived as an orphan. His father killed his mother when it was discovered that Haku possesses a, Hyōton ( 氷遁, lit. 'Ice Release'), that allows him to mix wind and water elements to create ice, [] which was considered a threat and Haku then killed his father. After wandering from place to place for a time he was found by Zabuza. Zabuza recognized Haku's talents and agreed to take him in as a tool. As a result, Haku becomes unquestioningly protective of and loyal to Zabuza, and only by being useful does he find a purpose in life.

[] Haku later meets Naruto (who mistakes him for a girl) while he is training, and the two bond over their connections. On this same mission, Haku ultimately gives his life in his mission to save his master from Kakashi's, becoming the first casualty in the series. This is not in vain, however, as a saddened Naruto uses Haku's death to redeem Zabuza. [] Episode 17 of the anime greatly expands on Haku's early life, visually showing the scene where Haku discovered his powers. Haku is resurrected by Kabuto Yakushi later in Part 2 of the series to fight in the Fourth Shinobi World War until being sealed by the Allied Shinobi Forces.

[, ] His voice actress in the Japanese anime is, and his English voice actress is. Voiced Haku as a child.

Orochimaru [ ]. Main article: Orochimaru ( 大蛇丸) is a criminal who was previously affiliated with Konohagakure. He serves as the principal villain of Part I. To emphasize his role as a villain, Kishimoto worked towards making him appear 'pasty and sickly' as part of his theme of distinguishing villains from the protagonists. In the series, Orochimaru is a former ninja of Konohagakure and a student of the.

During his time in the village, he distinguished himself as one of the village's most powerful ninja along with his teammates, and. [] His desire to obtain immortality and learn all known techniques led him to conduct experiments on other Konohagakure ninja, and to establish his own ninja village,, as both his personal laboratory to continue his work and to amass a personal army to destroy Konoha with. [] His immortality technique involves transferring his consciousness between different host bodies, and his desire for a new host, particularly Sasuke Uchiha, is one of his driving motivations throughout most of the series. [] Because of his different host bodies and the disguises he assumes, a panoply of voice actors are used for Orochimaru; his voice actor for his normal form in the Japanese anime is, and his corresponding English voice actor is except in the spin off, where he is voiced. Kabuto Yakushi [ ] Kabuto Yakushi ( 薬師 カブト, Yakushi Kabuto) is a spy who works as Orochimaru's right hand, though he acts on his own whims. As a child with no memory of his past, Kabuto was found on a battlefield by a nun from Konohagakure who raised him before he was recruited by as their spy to infiltrate numerous countries and organizations. [, ] But after being labeled a risk to the Foundation for knowing too many secrets, Kabuto becomes Orochimaru's spy after being promised an identity he can call his own.

[] Using his former affiliations, and infiltrating the, Kabuto gathers intelligence on Orochimaru's behalf; for instance, he participates in the bi-annual Chunin Exams as a Konoha representative to gather information on his fellow participants. [] Highly proficient with medical techniques and genetic manipulation, Kabuto devises means to heal wounds by reactivating dead cells to grow new ones and can form a scalpel with to deal surgical strikes to his opponents. [] In Part II, after his mentor's defeat by Sasuke, Kabuto integrates some of Orochimaru's remains into his body to become powerful enough to not serve anyone again. [] Kabuto then masters snake Sage Justu while modifying his body with DNA samples of the Sound Five, Jugo, Suigetsu, and Karin to increase his abilities further. After perfecting the Reanimation Jutsu, using it to bring back Madara Uchiha as his personal trump card, Kabuto forces into a tenuous alliance with him under the promise that he can have Sasuke once they win the war against the Ninja Alliance.

[] However, during the second day of the Fourth Great Ninja War, Itachi manages to break free of Kabuto's control and force him to end the Reanimation Jutsu with Sasuke's help. The ordeal of being subjected to Itachi's Izanami genjutsu has Kabuto re-evaluate himself of how to live his life, coming to the conclusion that he should save Sasuke's life. In the aftermath of the War, Kabuto returned to run the orphanage where he was held when he was a kid together with his adopted brother Urushi. In the Japanese anime, Kabuto is voiced by, and his English voice actor is. Sound Four [ ] The Sound Four ( 音隠れの忍四人衆, Otogakure no Shinobi Yonin Shū, lit. 'Hidden Sound Shinobi Four People', English TV: 'Sound Ninja Four') are Orochimaru's elite bodyguards.

The group was originally known as the 'Sound Five', but after Kimimaro became bedridden due to his unknown illness, the group resumed calling themselves the Sound Four. [] As a group they specialize in barriers, defensive walls, sealing techniques as well as possessing their own individual unique and that increase their strengths. [] The group is composed of: • Jirobo ( 次郎坊, Jirōbō), a large, and quick-tempered, man who specializes in absorbing chakra and close-quarters combat. [] He is voiced by in the Japanese anime, while his English voice actor is. • Kidomaru ( 鬼童丸, Kidōmaru), a six-armed ninja who can produce spider-webs to fight and specialized in ranged combat.

[] He is voiced by in the Japanese anime, while his English voice actor is. • Sakon and Ukon ( 左近 - 右近, Sakon to Ukon) are twin brothers who are the strongest of the Sound Four and count as one member due to their ability to merge their bodies with anyone and kill an opponent at a cellular level. [,] Both Sakon and Ukon are voiced by in the Japanese anime, while their English voice actor is.

• Tayuya ( 多由也), a female flautist who uses her flute for genjutsu and controlling summoned demons. [] She is voiced by in the Japanese anime, while her English voice actress is. • Kimimaro ( 君麻呂), the last of the Kaguya Clan who has his kin's Kekkei Genkai ability to manipulate his bone structure, called the, became the leader after he defeated the entire group in battle. He is voiced by in the Japanese anime with voicing him as a child. His English voice actor is with voicing him as a child. The Sound Four do not become a prominent part of the story until sent by their leader to escort Sasuke Uchiha to him.

Even with Kimimaro joining the group to ensure Sasuke's passage to Orochimaru, the Sound Five all died in the process: Jirobo and Kidomaru killed in their respective fights against Chōji Akimichi and Neji Hyūga, Sakon and Ukon taken out by Kankuro as they nearly kill Kiba Inuzuka, Tayuya indirectly killed by Temari as she had the upper hand on Shikamaru Nara, and Kimimaro succumbed to his unknown illness in the midst of his battle against Gaara and Rock Lee. [] During the Fourth Shinobi World War, Kimimaro is reanimated by Kabuto Yakushi as a pawn to battle against the Allied Shinobi Forces. [] In the anime adaptation, unaware that Kabuto brought them back instead of Orochimaru, the Sound Four were also reanimated and were allowed to act on their impulse for revenge against the members of the Sasuke Retrieval group before being defeated. It was also at the time of the war's climax that Kabuto reveals that he assimilated the Sound Five's DNA to access their abilities.

[] Akatsuki [ ] Akatsuki ( 暁, lit. 'Dawn' or 'Daybreak') is an organization of criminal ninja that serves as the primary antagonistic force of the second part of the Naruto series. It was founded by Yahiko, and Konan. After Yahiko's death, it was led by Nagato with as his benefactor.

The Akatsuki's goal is world domination by using the power of the nine. [] The members of Akatsuki are ninja who have abandoned their villages, and are considered by their former homes to be S-class criminals, the most powerful and wanted ninja in the Naruto universe. At any given time, Akatsuki is composed of ten members, who operate in two-man teams; it was later reduced to nine after 's departure. Aside from an attempt by members Itachi Uchiha and to capture (the Nine-Tailed fox sealed within Naruto Uzumaki), Akatsuki is not prominently featured in Part I. [] In Part II, they take a more active role, capturing and extracting the one-tailed tanuki, Shukaku, from his body, as well as working towards capturing the remaining Tailed Beasts. [] Kishimoto called the Akatsuki's members as he wished to expand their backgrounds as much as the ones from the series' protagonists, contrasting them with other types of villains. Obito Uchiha [ ] Obito Uchiha ( うちは オビト, Uchiha Obito), also known under his alias Tobi ( トビ) is the true leader of Akatsuki and the primary antagonist for most of Part II.

As a child during the Third Great Ninja War, Obito was almost identical to Naruto, including sharing the dream of becoming Hokage, and was originally Kakashi Hatake's teammate in Team Minato. When their teammate Rin (whom Obito was in love with) was kidnapped by Hidden Stone Ninja during a mission, Obito and Kakashi rescue her but at the cost of the right side of the former's body crushed in a landslide. Believing his death is certain, Obito has Rin transplant his left Sharingan into Kakashi to replace the latter's original left eye. After the rest of his body is buried, however, Obito is saved by Madara Uchiha, who places Zetsu prosthetics on him conditions him to become his apprentice after breaking the youth's hopeful outlook by secretly making him witness Kakashi being forced to kill Rin as a consequence of the war. Coming to the conclusion that he can use the Tailed Beasts to destroy the current reality and create a utopia, Obito takes up Madara's name following the latter's death (using his Zetsu to disguise his voice to resemble Madara's) and creates similar circumstances for Nagato with Yahiko's death, in turn creating the Akatsuki. [, ] Obito serves a behind-the-scenes role throughout the first half of Part II and causes most of the tragic events that occurred prior to the series, including Kurama's attack on the Hidden Leaf as revange on his sensei Minato for not supporting Kakashi to protect Rin [] Other than being able to use his right Sharingan to manipulate Kamui in a fashion that made it seem he is intangible and over great distances, Obito can use Wood Style attacks as he possesses Hashirama's cells via the Zetsu.

[, ] Taking up the identity of the spiral-patterned Zetsu that served as his bodysuit during his recuperation, Tobi, Obito posed as a carefree flunky of the Akatsuki before becoming Sasori's replacement and 's partner. After Deidara's death, Obito takes a special interest in Sasuke Uchiha, taking him under his wing.

[] After Nagato's death, presenting himself as his Madara, Obito reveals Project Tsuki no Me to the Kage while explaining his intent to become the Ten-Tails Jinchuriki to subjugate all life with the Infinite Tsukuyomi. After the Kage refuse to surrender to him, Obito declares the Fourth Great Ninja War and ends up forming a reluctant alliance with when blackmailed with a reanimated Madara. [, ] After retrieving Nagato's Rinnegan and using one to replace his Sharingan, Obito converts the reanimated corpses of the captured Jinchuriki into his personal Six Paths of Pain so he can use the captured Tailed Beasts' power through them. [, ] During the ensuing war, Madara is revealed and Obito's true identity is eventually exposed by one of Naruto's Rasengan.

[] Mortally wounded by Minato, Obito becomes the Ten Tails host himself. [] From there, Obito is defeated by Naruto and Sasuke with the support of Allied Shinobi Forces, the former extracting the Tailed Beasts from the Shinju. [,] Shortly afterwards, a guilt-driven Obito attempts to make up for his past actions by reviving everyone who died in the war. However, Black Zetsu binds himself on Obito to force him to resurrect Madara instead. Now on the verge of death, but managing to restrain Black Zetsu to keep the parasite from returning to Madara with the Rinnegan, Obito betrays Madara to save Naruto's life.

[] But Obito's defiance is short-lived; he ends up in a comatose state after Madara uses the eye he gave Kakashi to reach him and forcefully exchange left eyes, with Black Zetsu leaving him soon after. [] Naruto uses his power to restore Obito back to life, with Obito using his full Sharingan abilities to help Sakura find Sasuke. [] However, Obito sacrifices himself to protect Kakashi from Kaguya's attack and dies thanking his friend and Naruto for reminding him of his true self. [] However, Obito's spirit remains among the living long enough to aid Kakashi by momentarily giving him his chakra and Sharingan.

Once the battle against Kaguya ends, Obito passes on to the next life. Obito in his Tobi persona was Kishimoto's favorite Akatsuki character at the time to draw, due to his simple mask. In the Japanese version, Obito is voiced by; in his youth, he is voiced by Sōsuke Komori, with taking over the position in 343. In the English version, Obito is voiced by, while in his youth, he is voiced. Also, does Obito in his Madara guise in and voices his adult self in. Zetsu [ ] Zetsu ( ゼツ) is the only member of the Akatsuki to regularly act without a partner, also being the only nonhuman member and Obito's right hand. Originally, Kaguya created a shadow-like symbiotic entity known as Black Zetsu ( 黒ゼツ, Kuro Zetsu) to manipulate her grandson Indra and his descendants throughout history so one among them can manifest a Rinnegan and free his creator.

Black Zetsu succeeds with Madara, whom he deceived into believing that he created the entity's host body White Zetsu ( 白ゼツ, Shiro Zetsu), who like his assumed clone brothers was actually a human who mutated as a result of being assimilated by the Ten Tails during Kaguya's Infinite Tsukuyomi ages ago. Though he and White Zetsu are effective in their symbiosis, Black Zetsu occasionally argued with his easygoing host. As White Zetsu is an extension of the Shinju, he can merge into the ground or vegetation to quickly travel to a new location or separate himself from the part of his body holding Black Zetsu and uses spores to create clones of himself or whoever he touches. [] This makes Zetsu not only of use to the Akatsuki as a spy, but also to devour bodies of deceased Akatsuki members or those that the organization does not want found. [] Another of the White Zetsu that Black Zetsu brought out of the Gedo Statue, initially referred to as Guruguru ( グルグル) due to the spiral-shaped pattern on his body, is later named Tobi ( トビ) and served as an exosuit for Obito while the youth was getting used to his new body.

After White Zetsu is killed by Sasuke during the Fourth Great Ninja War, Black Zetsu went into hiding until it later merges itself onto Obito to force the human into resurrecting Madara. [, ] But ultimately, once the Eye of the Moon Plan ran its course, Black Zetsu reveals his true identity and fuses himself onto Madara to convert the human into a new body for Kaguya to inhabit. [] Black Zetsu then reveals his role in the conflict between the Senju and Uchiha while helping Kaguya deal with Naruto and Sasuke, eventually ripped away from his creator when Naruto severed Kaguya's arm.

Seeing Kaguya being sealed away again, Black Zetsu is thrown by Naruto into the forming moon so he would not make another attempt to free his creator. [] Tobi, having participated in the war by encasing Yamato to access his Wood-Style before ejecting him once Madara succeeds in casting the Infinite Tsukiyomi, is last seen crumbling after the jutsu is canceled with his former captive the only witness to his death.

[] As Kishimoto originally planned Akatsuki to be a group of individuals with close to no human characteristics, he decided to make Zetsu half black and half white to emphasize his. In the Japanese anime, Zetsu is voiced by, who also voices the Tobi and the White Zetsu Army. In episode 134 of the English adaptation, Black Zetsu is voiced by and White Zetsu by, though in the English Shippuden anime both halves are voiced.

Kisame Hoshigaki [ ] Kisame Hoshigaki ( 干柿 鬼鮫, Hoshigaki Kisame) is a former ninja of and partnered to Itachi Uchiha, having a unique appearance with pale blue skin, a gill-like facial structure, and sharp triangular teeth. While he was still loyal to Kirigakure, Kisame was one of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist, a group of violent ninja that use particularly large swords in battle. His sword, Samehada ( 鮫肌, 'Sharkskin' in Shippuden), is a living weapon covered in scales that can absorb untold amounts of an opponent's.

Only allowing those it sees as worthy to wield it, Samehada can provide the user with the chakra it holds, ensuring him an infinite amount of stamina. Kisame himself has massive amounts of chakra, [] and by fusing Samehada into him, Kisame can assume a more shark-like form that increases his abilities. In battle, he frequently shapes water into the forms of sharks to damage opponents. [] After discarding Samehada when it chose over him, Kisame is decapitated by Killer Bee and the Raikage using Double Lariat. It is later revealed that the decapitation was just a shapeshifting technique performed by Zetsu; the real Kisame having hidden inside Samehada. [] He attempts to flee from the ninjas but is defeated by and captured.

Kisame then commits suicide by summoning sharks and allowing them to eat him, but not before using one of them to steal back the information he had compiled and send it to the Akatsuki. [] His voice actor in the Japanese anime is; in English, he is voiced at first by, later. Konan [ ] Konan ( 小南) is the only in Akatsuki.

As such, Kishimoto originally wanted her to have an obscene appearance showing more of her bust. Being the partner of, 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. Because she serves under Pain, she is referred to by villagers of Amegakure as 'God's angel'.

While under Jiraiya, Konan learned to take advantage of her natural talent with, using it as a key component in her battle style. [, ] Konan can divide her body into countless sheets of paper, which she controls and reshapes remotely to scout out an area, form weapons for attack, or create wings that mirror her title. While Konan's abilities are restricted when the paper is wet, since paper will cling to itself and lose its stiffness, she is able to use this weakness to her advantage as she implements explosive tags into her paper clones.

After Nagato's death, Konan withdraws her position in Akatsuki and proclaims loyalty to Naruto. [] Later, she is confronted by Obito over the location of Nagato's Rinnegan eyes. She fights him in a suicide assault, though is killed after being forced to reveal Nagato's resting place.

The last thing she sees the endless rain of Amegakure stop for the first time. [] In the Japanese anime, Konan is voiced by and in the English anime, her voice actress is. The Six Paths of Pain, from left to right:,,,,,. Nagato ( 長門), primarily known under the alias of Pain ( ペイン, Pein), is the recognized leader of Akatsuki and partner of, with Obito acting as his benefactor. [] The 'Pain' that is most often seen in the series and used is the Deva Path, which is actually Nagato's deceased friend, Yahiko ( 弥彦), one of six animated corpses collectively known as 'The Six Paths of Pain' ( ペイン六道, Pein Rikudō), that are all controlled by Nagato and use one sixth of his full power. [, ] The Pain Paths are all outfitted with a number of body piercings that serve as a means for Nagato to control them and to give them a 'more dangerous' appearance in relation to their name's installation. Through Nagato's Rinnegan, they can also share visual information and coordinate attacks.

[] At a young age, Nagato was secretly visited by Madara Uchiha who implantes his Rinnegan ( 輪廻眼, lit. ' Eye') into the child's body, giving him the ability to use powerful abilities. Orphaned from the war-torn country of, the Village Hidden in Rain, Nagato meets fellow orphans Konan and Yahiko before they are all trained by Jiraiya. Like Naruto, he is a descendant of the Uzumaki clan. [] Nagato desires peace for the, aiding Yahiko to create the Akatsuki to achieve that shared dream. [] However, after Yahiko's death in a fight against Hanzo, the former leader of Amegakure, Nagato came to rethink that peace can only be attained by teaching the world the pain caused by war. For this, Nagato adopted the name of 'Pain' and killed Hanzo, taking over as the new leader of Amegakure and becoming a ' by its citizens.

Crippled from Hanzo's attack and the link with the Demonic Statue, Nagato found a way to overcome his weakness, controlling remotely the corpses of deceased people as if they were their own, Nagato created his Six Paths of Pain. After this, Pain began to lead the Akatsuki through a new way, one that would force the world into peace using any means necessary. [] Pain is confronted by Jiraiya while infiltrating Amegakure, resulting in a fight that ends with his mentor's death. [] However, Pain's captured Animal Path vessel is replaced shortly afterwards for Pain's attack on Konoha.

The rest of the Paths are destroyed in the fight against Naruto, [] while Nagato recovers his faith in their mentor and world peace when talking personally. Then, he sacrifices his life to revive the people he killed in Konoha. [] However, Nagato is reanimated by Kabuto and sent alongside Itachi to battle Naruto and.

Though he regains his ability to fight at his full potential, Nagato is sealed by Itachi and sent back to the afterlife. [] In the Japanese anime, Nagato's voice actor is and the Deva Path's being; in the English dub, Nagato is voiced by and his Deva Path is voiced. Itachi Uchiha [ ]. Main article: Hinata Hyuga ( 日向 ヒナタ, Hyūga Hinata) is a member of Team 8 who suffers from a lack of self-confidence. Though born of the Hyuga clan's main house and raised to become future head of the clan, Hinata's shyness and inability to stand up for herself resulted in the strong disapproval of her father Hiashi after being defeated by her younger sister Hanabi who became their father's successor. Hinata was then disowned by Hiashi and placed in the care of. [] Under Kurenai's guidance, Hinata began training to become strong in both skill and will in order to prove her worth to her father.

[] Hinata's growing self-confidence mainly comes from her long-standing admiration for Naruto, as she is inspired by his enthusiasm and his unyielding determination to never give up. As the series progresses, Hinata's admiration towards Naruto eventually grows into love. During Part II, Hinata confesses her feelings to Naruto while protecting him from and later assists him during the Allied Ninjas' battle with the Ten-Tails. [] Following the end of the Fourth Great Ninja War, and the events of where she carries out the will of her ancestor Hamura Ōtsutsuki by helping Naruto stop Toneri, Hinata marries Naruto and they have two children by the series epilogue.

Her voice actress in the Japanese anime is, and her English voice actress is. Kiba Inuzuka [ ] Kiba Inuzuka ( 犬塚 キバ, Inuzuka Kiba) is a member of Team 8 who is of the Inuzuka Clan, a group of ninja with canine characteristics who train alongside their ninja dog ( 忍犬, ninken) partners. In stark contrast to his teammates, Kiba is brash, impulsive, and loud-mouthed, and he considers Naruto a rival after Naruto defeated him in the Chunin Exams. Despite this, he is very protective of his teammates, and Kiba displays the same loyalty to Akamaru, unwilling to abandon him and putting himself in harm's way for Akamaru's sake. [] In exchange for Kiba's devotion, Akamaru fights with him in battle; he uses his heightened senses to Kiba's advantage, and helps to double-team opponents with volleys of physical attacks. Since Akamaru is naturally better equipped for combat, Kiba usually modifies his own abilities at the start of a battle, growing claws and running on four limbs to increase his speed.

[] 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. [] In the series epilogue, Kiba ends up living with Tamaki, the granddaughter of the Uchiha Clan's supporter Granny Cat, and the two house various dogs and cats. Rick Springfield Greatest Hits Rar Download. Kiba's voice actor in the Japanese anime is, and his English voice actor is. Akamaru [ ] Akamaru ( 赤丸) is Kiba Inuzuka's ninja dog, best friend, and constant companion.

At the start of the series, Kiba carries Akamaru around on his head or inside his jacket. By Part II of the Naruto storyline, Akamaru grows large enough for Kiba to ride atop his back, but since Kiba spends so much time with Akamaru, he fails to notice this drastic difference. [] With his heightened sense of smell, hearing, and the ability to detect others' chakra levels, Akamaru acts as a valuable tool for Kiba in hostile situations. To help Kiba keep track of opponents, Akamaru uses, though in battle he relies on Kiba to provide the chakra for the combination they execute, which requires Akamaru to transform into a clone of Kiba. [] In the series epilogue, an aged Akamaru fathers a litter of puppies that are among the assortment of animals living with Kiba and Tamaki. In the original Japanese anime, Akamaru is voiced by Junko Takeuchi, who is also the voice actor for Naruto Uzumaki, and Kōsuke Toriumi, who voices Kiba, when Akamaru transforms into a clone of Kiba. In the English adaptation of the anime, Akamaru's vocal effects as a puppy are provided by though Kyle Hebert provided the voice of Akamaru when he took Kiba's form.

Shino Aburame [ ] Shino Aburame ( 油女 シノ, Aburame Shino) is one of the members of Team 8 who is of the Aburame Clan, a group of ninja who formed a symbiosis with a special breed of insects known as 'destruction bugs' ( 寄壊蟲, kikaichū) by allowing the insects to use their bodies as hives. During a battle, Shino directs his bugs towards an opponent, boxing them in without their knowledge and absorbing their chakra once they have been surrounded. Shino's merciless tendencies, in regards to opponents as well as his attachment to and collection of insects, [] have caused other characters to label him as 'creepy'. [] Nevertheless, Shino cares deeply for his teammates, being acutely aware of their inner workings and always regretting when he is unable to help them. [] In the series epilogue, Shino becomes a Ninja Academy teacher. In the Japanese anime, his voice actor is. His first voice actor in the English anime was, who voiced Shino in episodes 23 and 24, but in all following appearances, he has been voiced.

Kurenai Yuhi [ ] Kurenai Yuhi ( 夕日 紅, Yūhi Kurenai) is the leader of Team 8, a skilled user of who is shown to be particularly skilled with illusions involving plants. [] Of all her students, Kurenai is closest with Hinata, acting as a surrogate parent in the absence of Hinata's father and helping Hinata overcome her weaknesses. [] Whenever Kurenai appears in the series, she is usually accompanied by her childhood friend, and during Part II of the series, Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child. [] Several months after Asuma's death, Kurenai gave birth to their daughter Mirai Sarutobi, who later becomes a kunoichi by the events of the series epilogue.

[] In the Japanese anime, her voice actress is. In the English adaptation of the anime, she was voiced by in episode three, and in all subsequent appearances. Team 10 [ ] Team 10 ( 第10班, Daijippan) is a group of Konohagakure ninja led. The fathers of the three team members,, and were also on a team together, and both generations refer to their team using the moniker 'Ino-Shika-Cho.' [] During Part II, Asuma is slain in an encounter with members of, and Kakashi Hatake briefly assumes leadership of the team to hunt down those responsible for Asuma's death.

[] In the series epilogue, the three surviving members of Team Asuma are currently training their children to become the next 'Ino-Shika-Cho' group. Shikamaru Nara [ ]. Main article: Shikamaru Nara ( 奈良 シカマル, Nara Shikamaru) is one of the members of Team 10.

Creator Kishimoto has noted that he 'likes' Shikamaru due to his easygoing nature despite being a genius, and contrasted him against Sasuke Uchiha's intelligent but abrasive personality. Shikamaru's intelligence is such that, Team 10's leader, has never been able to defeat Shikamaru at games such as or, and he can devise complex strategies even in the heat of battle. However, his laziness frequently prevents him from effectively utilizing his intelligence. [] Shikamaru is a longtime friend of, as he chooses to look upon Choji as a person rather than only considering his large girth.Despite thinking of Naruto a bit poorly and often getting annoyed by him, he is one of the few people to have acknowledged him as a person rather than the tailed beast in childhood, remaining one of Naruto's close friends since then. [] In battle, Shikamaru can manipulate his shadow, and by extending it into another person's shadow he can force the target to mimic his movements.

[] In the series epilogue, Shikamaru works as Naruto's advisor, and is revealed to have married Temari who had moved to the Hidden Leaf, with whom he has a son, Shikadai. In the Japanese anime, Shikamaru's voice actor is, although Nobutoshi Canna acted as a stand-in for Morikubo in episode 141. His English voice actor is. Choji Akimichi [ ] Choji Akimichi ( 秋道 チョウジ, Akimichi Chōji) is a member of Team 10 who is typified by his affinity for food. Though his habit of always eating gives him a relatively large appearance, Choji insists he is not fat, instead using explanations like being 'big-boned'. If someone refers to him as fat, Choji instantly becomes hostile and increases his resolve to battle, [] even killing one of the Sound Four during one occurrence.

Shikamaru Nara has never found an issue with Choji's weight, instead choosing to look upon Choji's inner strength. Because of this, Choji regards him as his best friend, stating he would willingly give his life to defend Shikamaru. [] In battle, Choji can increase the size of his body to improve the amount of damage his strikes deal upon impact. [] He can also use his clan's signature Calorie Control ( カロリーコントロール, Karorī Kontorōru) which converts his body fat to chakra.

[] In the series epilogue, Choji ended up marrying Karui of the Hidden Cloud Village and they have a daughter Chocho Akimichi. His voice actor in the Japanese anime is and his English voice actor is.

Ino Yamanaka [ ] Ino Yamanaka ( 山中 いの, Yamanaka Ino) is a member of Team 10. She is a childhood friend of Sakura Haruno, helping her to develop her own identity. When they discovered that they both liked Sasuke Uchiha, their friendship was ended. [] The two eventually make amends and rekindle their friendship, but still maintain a competitive attitude toward each other.

[] In the anime, when Sakura begins to excel in healing techniques, Ino becomes her surrogate apprentice, hoping to be more useful to her friends and teammates as an able medical ninja. In terms of combat abilities, Ino specializes in mind-altering techniques. To use these techniques, Ino transfers her consciousness to her target's mind, gaining control over their body which she can then use to attack others. [] In the series' epilogue, Ino ended up marrying Sai and they have a son, Inojin. In the Japanese anime, her voice actress is, and her voice actress in the English adaptation is. Asuma Sarutobi [ ] Asuma Sarutobi ( 猿飛 アスマ, Sarutobi Asuma) is the leader of Team 10 and son of the Third Hokage and uncle of. In battle, Asuma wields that he can infuse with his wind nature chakra to extend the blades' length and sharpness.

[] When he was younger, Asuma had a dispute with his father and briefly left Konohagakure in protest, gaining fame as a member of the Land of Fire's Twelve Guardian Shinobi. Though Asuma eventually returned, gaining the resolve to protect Konoha's next generation from his experiences outside his home, he never completely reconciled with his father by the time of Hiruzen's death. [] Asuma is usually seen smoking a cigarette, but will temporarily drop the habit when something is bothering him, such as when his father died. [] Among all his students, Asuma shares a particularly close relationship with Shikamaru Nara, often playing go or shogi together. [] Asuma frequently appears alongside his childhood friend, denying having a relation before it is revealed that Kurenai is bearing his child. [] After Asuma is killed by of the criminal organization, Shikamaru inherited his mentor's ideals as he uses his knuckles to defeat Hidan. During the Fourth Great Ninja War, Asuma is brought back with the Reanimation Jutsu to fight for Kabuto before being defeated by his students and sealed until his soul is allowed to return to the afterlife.

Asuma's voice actor in the Japanese anime is, and he is voiced by in the English adaptation. Team Guy [ ] Team Guy ( ガイ班, Gai-Han) is a group of Konohagakure ninja led. The members of Team Guy primarily concentrate on and weapons. They are a year older than the other members of Konohagakure's teams, as Guy wanted to wait a year before they could take the test to advance in ninja rank and become. In Part II, Team Guy joins in an attempt to save from the criminal organization,.

[] Rock Lee [ ]. Main article: Rock Lee ( ロック・リー, Rokku Rī) is a member of Team Guy and the favorite student of team leader Might Guy. In the ninja academy, Rock Lee was unable to use ninjutsu or genjutsu techniques, but his persistence impressed Guy. Guy spends much of his free time training with Lee to help him accomplish his dream of becoming a respected ninja by using only taijutsu. Lee has adopted several of Guy's habits because of this, such as his wardrobe and his perseverance.

[] Guy has taught him a number of powerful, even forbidden, techniques. Because some of these techniques, such as the ability to open the, can pose a severe risk to Lee's body, he is only permitted to use them to protect something or someone dear to him. [] In the Japanese anime, his voice actor is, and his voice actor is in English. Neji Hyuga [ ] Neji Hyuga ( 日向 ネジ, Hyūga Neji) is a member of Team Guy and a child prodigy of the Hyuga clan, as well as being Hinata's cousin.

[] As he is the only ninja of his generation to be promoted to the rank of Jonin during Part II, he frequently acts as leader of his assigned teams and the secondary leader of Team Guy when Might Guy is not around. Though a member of the branch house, Neji displays his title as a prodigy of the Hyuga throughout the series as a master of his clan's style of combat that he taught to himself. [] Originally, Neji believes in a philosophy: that one's destiny is inescapable and that a weak person will always be weak. [] After being defeated in the Chunin Exams by Naruto Uzumaki, who defied his own 'fate' by strengthening, Neji has a change of heart once uncle Hiashi reveals the full story of his father's death, Hizashi, as an act of self-sacrifice in place of his twin brother. Since then, Neji abandons his belief in determinism and resolves to get strong enough to never lose a battle and change the fates of his loved ones. [] As the series progressed, Neji refined his Gentle Fist and devised original variations that either increase their potency or fix flaws such as the blind spot in his. [] Neji also remedies the estranged relations between himself and the members of the main house, resulting in his training with Hiashi and Hinata at the end of Part I.

[] Neji is killed during the Fourth Great Ninja War as he sacrifices himself to protect Naruto and Hinata from Obito Uchiha's attack, telling Naruto that he made the choice to die protecting those dear to him as his father had. Following the war's conclusion, a memorial is held in Neji's honor.

Years after the war, Naruto pays tribute to Neji by naming his son Boruto whose names means 'bolt' while Neji's name means 'screw'. In the Japanese anime, his voice actor is, and when he is featured as a child, he is voiced. His voice in the English anime is provided by, and provides his child voice.

Tenten [ ] Tenten ( テンテン) is a member of Team Guy who longs to prove that a female ninja can be just as skilled as a male ninja. Of all the Naruto protagonists, Tenten receives the least amount of screen time in the series. [] Despite her lack of appearances, series creator Masashi Kishimoto favors her design more than those of any of the other female characters he has created. In battle, Tenten specializes in weaponry, ranging from projectiles to close-combat weapons and even explosives by the second part of the series.

During a fight, she uses the hundreds of weapons stored in scrolls she carries with her to bombard opponents with pinpoint accuracy. Tenten uses this expertise to help train his defensive techniques, and she holds him in high regard since he can always block her attacks.

[] In the series epilogue, Tenten runs her own weapons shop. Her Japanese voice actress is, and her English voice actress is. Might Guy [ ].

'Maito Gai' redirects here. For the Japanese actor nicknamed 'Maitogai', see. Might Guy ( マイト・ガイ, Maito Gai) is the leader of Team Guy who dedicates most of his time to his pupil, who emulates himself in his sensei's image and ideals, including his 'My Rules' philosophy, which involves setting tough self-imposed penalties for failure in the belief that the punishment will make him stronger. [] Like Lee, and choosing not to use other ninjutsu skills out of respect for his student, Guy is a specialist in and taught Lee many of the techniques that he learned from his father Might Dai, such as the ability to unlock the Eight Gates which safely restrict the flow of chakra through the body. When not teaching Lee new abilities, Guy is usually found competing with his self-proclaimed childhood rival, Kakashi Hatake.

Throughout the series, Kakashi has never displayed a particular interest in their rivalry, which only further motivates Guy to defeat Kakashi and his 'coolness'. [] Guy is an extremely capable ninja as seen in his fight against Itachi Uchiha and his recurring confrontations with, [] beating him single-handedly on two occasions. [] [] During the Fourth Great Ninja War, Guy is forced to use the Eighth Gate in a failed attempt to defeat Madara. Though Naruto uses the power of the Sage of Six Paths to save his life, Guy's right leg was too damaged to be fully healed. Though he is not wavered from his shinobi career, he remains in a state by the events of the epilogue. Series creator Masashi Kishimoto had likened Guy's passionate personality to that of a teacher he had in junior high school, but notes that the teacher was not a model for Guy's character.

In the Japanese anime, his voice actor is (who also voices Guy's father, Duy), with Masayuki Makiguchi voicing him as a child. In the English anime, Guy is voiced by (except in Rock Lee and his Ninja Pals, where he is voiced by ), with voicing him as a child. Main article: Jiraiya ( 自来也) was a Konohagakure ninja, being not only Naruto's teacher but also his godfather. Kishimoto has commented that out of all the master-pupil relationships he has created in the Naruto series, the bond between Naruto and Jiraiya is his favorite, noting that it makes drawing them 'worthwhile'. As a child, Jiraiya was under the tutelage of, along with his teammates, and.

[] Jiraiya is known throughout the Naruto world as the 'Toad Sage' ( 蝦蟇仙人, Gama Sennin) due to his toad-related and knowledge of Sage Jutsu. Prior to Naruto, Jiraiya also trained other pupils like Minato and Nagato due to a prophecy he heard that his pupil would be great man. Although still affiliated with Konoha, Jiraiya spends much of his time traveling to watch over potential threats to his home. Jiraiya's personality is openly lecherous, proudly describes himself as a 'super pervert' while authoring a series of best-selling adult romance novels.

[] He also wrote the epic 'Tale of the Gutsy Ninja', with Naruto named after its protagonist. During Part I, he takes Naruto as his student, and returns him to Konoha in Part II before leaving to investigate the Akatsuki. However, finding leading the organization, Jiraiya dies fighting his former student's Paths of Pain while sending a message of them to the village, believing to have done enough for Naruto. [] In the Japanese anime, Jiraiya is voiced by, with voicing him as a child. His English voice actor is, with voicing him as a child; and also voice him in some video games. Anko Mitarashi [ ] Anko Mitarashi ( みたらしアンコ, Mitarashi Anko) is a kunoichi from Konohagakure and a classmate of Team Minato's. She was assigned to a team under the tutelage of Orochimaru.

The two became fond of each other, and Orochimaru ultimately decided to give Anko some of his research. However, this resulted in Anko being the only survivor of ten Cursed Seal subjects, and also develop various snake-like abilities. [] After Orochimaru abandoned his village, Anko blamed herself for what happened and made it her personal goal to redeem him. At the start of the series, she is a loud, brash tokubetsu jonin and the proctor of the second part of the Chunin Exams.

After prematurely arriving to take the examinees to the Forest of Death, she ends up frightening Naruto when he complains about her 'exaggerations' of the forest. [] She also fights Orochimaru in the forest alone when she discovers he is in there. During Part II, Anko is sent by the Allied Shinobi Forces to find and locate Kabuto. However, Kabuto ends up defeating her in battle, and uses her Cursed Seal to fuel his Reanimation Jutsu while she is unconscious. Taka later finds her and uses her Cursed Seal to release Orochimaru, causing the Seal to be cured.

In the epilogue, Anko is revealed to have been found, and is an instructor at the Academy, while also becoming rather fat. [] In Japanese, Anko is voiced. In the English dub, she is voiced by until Episode 169, when takes over; Anko is also voiced by in. 'Shizune' redirects here.

It is not to be confused with or the character found in the visual novel. Shizune ( シズネ) is a Konohagakure ninja introduced in the series as Tsunade's assistant. She leaves Konohagakure with Tsunade after the death of her uncle Dan Katō, and over the years, Tsunade teaches her medical techniques. Many of the attacks she uses in the series are poison-based, including using concealed poisoned needles or emitting toxic gas from her mouth. [] In Part II of the series, Shizune's concern for details causes her to question Tsunade's judgment, creating interference with Tsunade's plans and temporarily straining the relationship between the two.

[] During Pain's attack on Konohagakure, Shizune is briefly killed when her soul is stripped away as the result of her being interrogated by the Human Path about Naruto's whereabouts, [] though she is revived at the end of the invasion through Nagato's Outer Path: Samsara of Heavenly Life Jutsu. [] She continues to serve as the Hokage's personal assistant well over into Naruto's leadership as the Seventh Hokage in the series epilogue. [] In the Japanese anime, her voice actress is, and her English voice actress is. Sai [ ] Sai ( サイ) is a ninja who joins Team Kakashi in Part II, carefully designed by Kishimoto to stand out as Sasuke's replacement by having the two look similar.

Having been a member of since he was a child, Sai has been trained to not possess or desire any type of emotion or camaraderie, even after he killed his surrogate brother Shin under Danzo's diabolical orders. He consequently gives people labels based on their status, and his label of Sasuke as a traitor provokes Naruto and Sakura into antagonizing him. After the two discover his past and warm up to him, however, he begins to crave bonds with other people, which has since become his primary goal in the series.

[] Sai's attempts to form bonds turn can be humorous as he tries giving pet names to others; however, he often says what he actually thinks of a person, resulting with him choosing names such as 'fatso' for Choji and 'ugly' for Sakura. He eventually learns from his mistakes and attempts the opposite approach by calling Ino 'beautiful', causing Ino to fall for him.

[] When not making an attempt to bond with others, Sai spends his time painting and drawing, and has produced thousands of works, although he doesn't name any of them. His artistic talents extend to his choice of attacks in battles, being that he can infuse chakra with his inking brush to make his drawings come to life. [] In the series epilogue, Sai marries Ino Yamanaka and together they have a son, Inojin. [] Sai's voice actor is in the anime, and his English voice actor is except in Rock Lee and his Ninja Pals, where he is voiced. Yamato [ ] Yamato ( ヤマト) is introduced during Part II of the series as a ANBU member who becomes a substitute leader in. [] 'Yamato' is not his real name, but rather a codename assigned to him for the purposes of joining Team Kakashi. [] Unlike Kakashi, who was his senior in the ANBU and referred to him as Tenzo ( テンゾウ, Tenzō), Yamato believes ninja should be able to look after themselves to the point of leaving behind any he sees as a hindrance.

[] During his childhood, Yamato was abducted by Orochimaru and experimented upon in an attempt to replicate 's Wood Style. In the anime, the ordeal erased Yamato's memories as he was taken in by Danzo to serve as a Root operative under the code name Kinoe ( 甲). But after meeting Kakashi, Kinoe eventually left Root and joined the Anbu as Tenzo. After Kakashi Hatake was wounded during his team's mission to rescue Gaara from the Akatsuki, Tsunade places Yamato in Team Kakashi under the cover of acting leader so he can use his Wood Style whenever the need to suppress Kurama's influence over Naruto raises. [] However, because he possessed Hashirama's DNA, Yamato gets captured by Kabuto to strengthen the White Zetsu army for the Fourth Great Ninja War. Yamato is eventually revealed to have been contained the body of the White Zetsu known as Guruguru until the altered human ejected him once Madara is able to cast the Infinite Tsukiyomi. [] In Naruto Gaiden, Yamato is among the ninja assigned to keep tabs on Orochimaru.

In the anime, Yamato is voiced by in the Japanese version. In the English version, he was voiced by, with taking over the role since Episode 230; however, Baker reprises the role in.

Danzo Shimura [ ] Danzo Shimura ( 志村 ダンゾウ, Shimura Danzō) is one of the oldest villagers in Konohagakure, and a moderately cantankerous and who believes that all of the former Hokage have placed world peace above the village's best interests. The right half of his face is covered in bandages to hide a Sharingan eye transplanted from Shisui Uchiha, as well as his right arm which has a vast amount of Sharingan eyes grafted by Orochimaru from Shin Uchiha. He also had himself injected with the cells of the First Hokage allowing him to use the Senju Clan's unique skills. From his early youth, he sees Hiruzen as his rival and consequently opposes all of his teachings. [] Since Hiruzen obtains the Third Hokage title, Danzo uses The Foundation, his own personal team the Root, to secretly ensure he would become Hokage. [] After Konohagakure is destroyed by Pain, and Tsunade is left in a coma, Danzo convinces the Fire Country's to make him Acting Candidate Sixth Hokage ( 六代目火影候補, Rokudaime Hokage Kouho).

Using his newfound power, he orders the ninja to track down both Sasuke and Kabuto. However, at the Five Kage conference, Danzo is forced into fighting Sasuke, where he dies shortly after Sasuke mortally wounds him. [] In the Japanese anime he is voiced by and in the English version he is voiced by except in Rock Lee and His Ninja Pals, where he is voiced. Team Moegi [ ] Team Moegi ( モエギ班, Moegi-Han) is a group of Konohagakure ninja led by Moegi who appears in. The three members are the newest generation of the Ino-Shika-Cho, a generational team encompassing members of the Akimichi, Nara, and Yamanaka clans. Shikadai Nara [ ] Shikadai Nara ( 奈良 シカダイ, Nara Shikadai) is the son of and who attends Konoha's ninja academy. [] He inherits his father's relaxed unenthusiastic personality and fighting style through the Shadow Imitation Technique while blunt and outspoken like his mother.

During the events of Boruto: Naruto the Movie, Shikadai faces in the Chunin Exam finals and is deemed the winner by default because Boruto was discovered to having cheated during their match. Shikadai is voiced by in Japanese and by in the English dub. Chocho Akimichi [ ] Chocho Akimichi ( 秋道 チョウチョウ, Akimichi Chōchō) is the daughter of and Karui who attends Konoha's ninja academy. [] Like her father, inheriting the Akimichi's clan fighting style, she never turns down an invitation when it comes to food and is quite confident and self-assured about herself, a trait she perhaps inherited from her mother.

But during the events of Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring, Chocho becomes conscious of her weight while starting to think that she might be an adopted child. Chocho accompanies her friend Sarada in search of her father, Sasuke, believing the trip to be in search of her 'real' father instead.

When she witnesses her father's slender figure, she becomes eager to learn the technique. Chocho is voiced by in Japanese and by in the English dub.

Inojin Yamanaka [ ] Inojin Yamanaka ( 山中 いのじん, Yamanaka Inojin) is the son of Sai and who attends Konoha's ninja academy. Inojin uses the Super Beast Scroll technique, following his father, but is also being trained in using his clan's mind-altering techniques by his mother.

Inojin is voiced by in Japanese and by in the English dub. Moegi Kazamatsuri [ ] Moegi Kazamatsuri ( 風祭モエギ) is a member of Team Ebisu, consisting of her, Konohamaru Sarutobi, and Udon, with whom she forms the 'Konohamaru Ninja Squad'. The team is still academy students in Part 1, but has graduated to genin by Part 2. In the Boruto: Naruto Next Generation manga series, the now adult Moegi has been promoted to jonin and is leading Shikadai, Chocho, and Inojin as part of her team. She is voiced by in the Japanese anime and in the English adaptation.

Metal Lee [ ] Metal Lee ( メタル・リー, Metaru Rī) is the son of who attends Konoha's ninja academy. Like his father, Metal relies on his taijutsu, but gets nervous when being watched, causing him to mess up his techniques. Metal is voiced by in Japanese. Iwabi Yuino [ ] Iwabi Yuino ( いわび ゆいの, Yuino Iwabi) is a Konohagakure Academy student. While a standout during his entire time enrolled, his poor test grades lead him to be held back repeatedly. Iwabi uses Earth Style techniques.

He is voiced by in Japanese. Denki Kaminarimon [ ] Denki Kaminarimon ( 雷門 デンキ, Kaminarimon Denki) is a Konohagakure Academy student, and the heir to the Kaminarimon Company. Denki carries a laptop with him most times, and knows a lot about technology because of his father.

However, he is not proficient in jutsu, asking Iwabee to help him pass the jutsu exam in the academy. He is voiced by in Japanese. Sumire Kakehi [ ] Sumire Kakehi ( 筧 スミレ, Kakehi Sumire) is an Academy student from Konohagakure, and a representative of her Academy class. She has purple pigtails and has high anxiety. She always respects her classmates and her teacher(Sensei). She is close friends with Sarada and Chocho. Sumire has inherited of a man from Danzo's foundation.

She was given a curse mark on her back to execute Danzo's legacy. Her summon beast is Nue.

El Arte De Comunicarse Pdf Download. Sumire has graduated to Genin. She is voiced by in Japanese.

'Hokage' redirects here. For the characters in, see. The Hokage ( 火影, lit. 'Fire Shadow') is the leader of Konohagakure. Over the course of the series, there have been seven Hokage, who are honored by the village through carving their likenesses into the rock formation overlooking Konohagakure. The First Hokage is, founder of the village along with.

The First is succeeded by his younger brother,, the Second Hokage who creates Konoha's government system and attempts to keep Uchiha clan members from ending up like Madara. He, in turn, is followed by one of his students,, who becomes the Third Hokage. After a long rule, the Third abdicates in favor of, who takes the position of Fourth Hokage, but reclaims his position after the Fourth gave his life to save the village from, the nine-tailed fox. [] Hiruzen is the Hokage at the beginning of the series, but he dies in battle with his former student, Orochimaru, during an invasion of Konohagakure. [] One of Hiruzen's students and also Hashirama's granddaughter, succeeds him as the Fifth Hokage, becoming also the first female Hokage.

[] follows Tsunade, becoming the unofficial leader of Konoha, the candidate Sixth Hokage, after she enters a coma as a consequence of defending the village from. After Danzo's death, is considered for the Hokage title until Tsunade's recovery, at which point she resumes her duty. [] After the Fourth Great Ninja War, Tsunade abdicates in favor of Kakashi, who becomes the Sixth Hokage for many years until succeeds him as the Seventh Hokage. Hashirama Senju [ ] Hashirama Senju ( 千手 柱間, Senju Hashirama), the First Hokage ( 初代火影, Shodai Hokage) is the co-founder of the first ninja village, Konohagakure, and the former leader of Senju Clan. He is a respected ninja of his era and is known as the 'God of Shinobi' ( 忍の神, Shinobi no Kami).

The only naturally born user of techniques, Hashirama is also an incarnation of Asura Ōtsutsuki. [] Despite experiencing the Warring States period firsthand, Hashirama has a cheerful and happy-go-lucky personality with a desire to end the conflict. As a child, Hashirama forged a friendship with Madara Uchiha before the youth declared them enemies, and they battle on occasion with Hashirama eventually convincing Madara to have their clans make peace while finding Konoha. [] He later dies through many wars of his era, though is brought back by the Reanimation Jutsu twice by Orochimaru []; the first of which to battle his former student Hiruzen, [] while the second to help Sasuke understand Konoha's history before battling the reanimated Madara in the new war. He manages to make amends with his former friend as the latter lays dying following Kaguya's defeat, and Hashirama is put to rest after helping to transport Team 7 from Kaguya's dimension back to Earth.

In the Japanese anime, he is voiced by while voices him as a child. In the English version, Hashiarama is voiced by in Part I, in Part II, and in some video games, with voicing him as a child. Tobirama Senju [ ] Tobirama Senju ( 千手 扉間, Senju Tobirama), the Second Hokage ( 二代目火影, Nidaime Hokage), is the younger brother of Hashirama and the teacher of Hiruzen Sarutobi. He is credited as being the Hokage who created the infrastructure of Konohagakure, including the Ninja Academy and Police Force. He is considered as the most powerful Water Style user and is known throughout the Ninja World for creating the Flying Thunder God Jutsu ( 飛雷神の術, Hiraishin no Jutsu), the, and the controversial, although he abandoned its completion due to its sinister nature. [] He has high knowledge of the Uchiha anatomy and source of their power.

In flashbacks, he disapproves of Hashirama's friendship with Madara Uchiha even after the rival clans had reconciled, eventually leading to Madara's departure. Tobirama's time as Hokage is short-lived as he is killed in an ambush during the First Great Ninja War. [] He is later brought back by the Reanimation Jutsu after it was perfected by Orochimaru and forced to battle Hiruzen.

[] Tobirama is later brought back again to inform Sasuke Uchiha about the Uchiha Clan and to participate in the battle against the Ten Tails. He and the other resurrected Hokage are put to rest after Kaguya's defeat. In the Japanese anime, he is voiced by while voices him as a child. In the English version, Tobirama is voiced by in Part I, Jamieson Price in Part II, and in some video games, with voicing him as a child. Hiruzen Sarutobi [ ] Hiruzen Sarutobi ( 猿飛 ヒルゼン, Sarutobi Hiruzen), the Third Hokage ( 三代目火影, Sandaime Hokage), has been the longest-ruling Hokage, being forced to return to duty after the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze's death.

He is a peace-loving leader, preferring nonviolent discussions to his advisers' more militaristic suggestions. Throughout the series, he acts as a source of wisdom to younger generations; and from the start, is one of the few characters to treat Naruto Uzumaki as a person rather than the host of. [] He was admired as the God of Shinobi in his prime, [] and also known as 'The Professor' ( プロフェッサー, Purofessā), as he purportedly knew every jutsu in Konohagakure. [] He is able to use the Summoning Jutsu, which allows him to summon the Monkey King: Enma ( 猿猴王・猿魔, Enkōō: Enma), who takes the form of a long rod when not summoned. [] He is also the teacher of Jiraiya, Orochimaru, and Tsunade. Orochimaru is his favorite student, and Sarutobi could never bring himself to recognize Orochimaru's evil qualities.

When Orochimaru invades Konoha years later, Sarutobi fights him to repent for never prosecuting Orochimaru as he should have. [] While he is unable to seal Orochimaru with the forbidden Death Seal, Hiruzen still manages to rob Orochimaru of his ability to use Jutsu by sealing his arms, thus bringing an end to the invasion and allowing him to die happily.

[] During the Fourth Great Ninja War, Orochimaru releases Hiruzen's soul from the Death Seal and reanimates him so Sasuke can confirm the events behind the Uchiha Clan Massacre. He later participates in the battle against Obito and Madara alongside the other resurrected Hokage, before being put to rest following Kaguya's defeat. In the Japanese anime, he is voiced by, and his English voice actor is. Minato Namikaze [ ] Minato Namikaze ( 波風 ミナト, Namikaze Minato), the Fourth Hokage ( 四代目火影, Yondaime Hokage), is Naruto Uzumaki's father and Kushina's husband. Although Naruto and Minato are noted to have a number of similar physical traits throughout the series, their familial relationship is not revealed until Part II of the series. [] He was the student of Jiraiya and the teacher of Kakashi Hatake,, and Rin Nohara. The entire village respects Minato as a hero of the village, having perfected Tobirama's Flying Thunder God Jutsu, a method of teleportation with pre-made seals, to earn the title of 'Konoha's Yellow Flash' ( 木ノ葉の黄色い閃光, Konoha no Kiiroi Senkō).

[] Before the start of the series, after battling the mysterious masked ninja who released the Nine-Tails, Minato siphons Kurama's Yin chakra to weaken the beast to be sealed into Naruto's body in a sacrificial act so that only his son can access the Nine-Tails' yang chakra. [] Years later during the Fourth Great Ninja War, Orochimaru releases Minato's soul and reanimates him. Minato and the other Hokage decide to fight alongside Sasuke on the battlefield and defeat Madara Uchiha. Minato reveals his own Nine-Tails Chakra Mode which he later tries to pass to his son.

During a battle against Madara, he soon realized that Obito is in fact alive all along and that he was the masked man that was behind Kurama's attack on the Hidden Leaf Village during Naruto's birth. Once the battle is over, Minato is released from the Reanimation Jutsu by Hagoromo and promises Naruto that he will tell Kushina of their son's progress. Kishimoto has expressed desire to make a spin-off series with a younger Minato as the protagonist. In the Japanese anime, Minato is voiced by with voicing him as a child. In the English version, his voice actor is. Tsunade [ ] Tsunade ( 綱手), as well as her former teammates Jiraiya and Orochimaru, is a former student of Hiruzen Sarutobi.

[] Despite looking like a buxom woman in her twenties, Tsunade is actually an older woman in her fifties who uses a transformation technique to maintain her youthful appearance. [] Tsunade is also the granddaughter of Hashirama Senju and Mito Uzumaki with many referring to her by the Japanese honorific ' ' (princess). Despite her connections to the first three Hokage, Tsunade hates the position when she is first introduced.

After her boyfriend Dan Katō and brother Nawaki Senju die in pursuit of their dreams to become Hokage, she loses faith in the title and the concept of dreams. She regains her faith in both after meeting Naruto Uzumaki, who consistently overcomes any obstacle in his own dreams of being Hokage. [] 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, [] also later taking Sakura as her apprentice, much like Orochimaru with Sasuke and Jiraiya with Naruto. By the end of the series, Tsunade retires at the end of the Fourth Great Ninja War and bestows the Hokage title to Kakashi. She is last seen in the epilogue attending a meeting with other recent Kage that have also retired. Despite the importance of her position, Tsunade tends to laze around and avoid her everyday duties, instead leaving them for her assistant Shizune.

She does however take her role very seriously in situations where Konoha is in danger, and throughout Part II leads the village in combating the. [] Tsunade is a compulsive gambler with terrible luck, though with a rare winning streak perceived by her as a bad omen. Despite her odd personality, Tsunade is a highly talented medical ninja who can heal injuries that most others would consider incurable, and also possesses superhuman strength that allows her to reduce buildings to rubble. The pinnacle of her skills is the Creation Rebirth and its derived technique, the Strength of a Hundred Technique, which she taught to her disciple Sakura. This way, both Tsunade and Sakura use mitotic regeneration to make them nearly unkillable in battle. In the Japanese anime, Tsunade's voice actress is, and her English voice actress is. In some of the video games, however, her English voice actress is.

Sunagakure [ ] Sand Siblings [ ]. Kankuro, Gaara, and Temari as they appear at the end of The Sand Siblings ( 砂の三姉弟, Suna no Sankyōdai) are ninja from the village of and the children of the Fourth Kazekage, the former leader of the village. [] They come to Konohagakure to participate in the biannual Chunin exams, and serve as antagonists in the subsequent invasion of Konohagakure. Because of their interactions with Naruto Uzumaki, and learning their father was murdered by their supposed ally Orochimaru, the Sand Siblings return as allies of Konohagakure, aiding Naruto's group in their attempts to retrieve Sasuke Uchiha from Orochimaru's forces.

Kishimoto changed their costumes for their return due to the difficulty in drawing their original attire, as well as to symbolize their new friendship with Konohagakure. In Part II, Gaara becomes Kazekage with his older siblings serving under him as his bodyguards during the Kage Summit at the Land of Iron. Main article: Gaara ( 我愛羅) is the youngest of the three siblings, created as a foil to Naruto Uzumaki, with a similar background yet a highly divergent personality. Before being born, Gaara was made into a weapon by his father by becoming the Jinchuriki of the Shukaku the One-Tail ( 一尾の守鶴, Ichibi no Shukaku). This act caused the death of his mother during labor and Gaara was placed in the care of his mother's younger brother. Like any other Jinchuriki, and because his sand unconsciously attacked those around him when he was threatened, Gaara was tormented by his fellow villagers as well as his uncle. [] Unlike Naruto, however, Gaara comes to see himself as, and that anyone who challenges him or his power must die.

When he battles Naruto during the invasion of Konoha, learning that he is also a Jinchuriki like himself, Gaara's outlook changes as he resolves to help others and he succeeds his deceased father as Sunagakure's Fifth Kazekage during Part II. [] Gaara's Japanese voice actor is, and his English voice actor is. Kankuro [ ] Kankuro ( カンクロウ, Kankurō) is the middle of the three siblings.

For the first half of the series, he is frequently at odds with Gaara, though he tends to hold his tongue for fear of being killed. [] In Part II, once Gaara begins to reveal his dreams and motivations to Kankuro, Kankuro becomes very protective of Gaara; he lashes out at anyone who speaks poorly of Gaara and when Gaara is kidnapped, he readily risks his life to save him. [] Kankuro is a talented, normally using his bladed attack puppet Crow ( 烏, Karasu) and trapping puppet Black Ant ( 黒蟻, Kuroari) in combination attacks. He also possesses the large puppet Salamander ( 山椒魚, Sanshōuo) that provides him with combination defense and offense.

After his puppets were destroyed by their creator, Kankuro gains a new puppet in 's lifeless body Scorpion ( 蠍, Sasori) and modifies it for his use as a normal puppet. During the Fourth Great Ninja War, after defeating the reanimated Sasori and breaking Kabuto's hold over him, Kankuro is entrusted with the Mother and Father puppets. In the series epilogue, Kankuro continues to serve as Gaara's bodyguard. In the Japanese anime, his voice actor is, and his English voice actor is, until he was replaced by in 2013 (after the former retired the previous year).

Temari [ ] Temari ( テマリ) is the oldest of the three siblings. Unlike her more combat-loving brothers, Temari values peace, as she questions Sunagakure's justifications for going to war with. [] This trait carries over to Part II, in which she begins acting as a liaison between Sunagakure and Konohagakure to help the two villages work together. In her time in Konohagakure, Temari is often seen walking with Shikamaru Nara, causing other characters to think they are dating, although both deny this. [] In battle, Temari wields a giant that can create powerful gusts of wind capable of leveling the surrounding landscape.

As she is skilled at deducing an opponent's strategies and weaknesses soon after a battle begins, she typically uses her winds to remove parts of the battlefield that might be advantageous to the enemy. [] During Part I of the series, Temari is able to use the, in which she can summon a powerful scythe-wielding called Kamatari ( カマタリ). [] In the series epilogue, Temari is revealed to have moved to the Hidden Leaf and married Shikamaru, with whom she has a son, Shikadai. [] Temari's voice actress in the Japanese anime is, and her English voice actress is.

Chiyo [ ] Chiyo ( チヨ) was an elder advisor to introduced at the start of Part II, initially mistrustful of other ninja villages because of the Second and Third Great Ninja Wars. During those wars, she played a role in formal treaties while strengthening Sunagakure's military might with her knowledge of poisons despite her efforts being nullified by 's antidotes. As a skilled puppeteer, Chiyo takes in after his parents died at the hands of Kakashi Hatake's father, and teaches him everything she knows before his departure. When Gaara is captured by the Akatsuki, Chiyo joins Team Kakashi to rescue the Kazekage. Confronting Sasori, Chiyo is able to kill her grandson with help from Sakura Haruno. Despite their efforts, Gaara also dies before they can rescue him. [, ] Touched by the genuine bond formed between Sunagakure and Konoha, Chiyo gives up her life to revive Gaara, hoping that the relationship of peace might be continued.

[] However, by the Fourth Great Ninja War, Chiyo is brought back by Kabuto's Reanimation Jutsu to fight against the combined Ninja army. She is eventually put back to rest after Itachi cancels the technique.

In the Japanese anime, her voice actress is, and in the English version her voice actress is. Kumogakure [ ] A [ ] A ( エー, Ē) is the Fourth Raikage ( 四代目雷影, Yondaime Raikage). A fierce man with extreme conviction, A's only somewhat soft spot is his love for his younger adoptive brother, Killer Bee. He is the son of the Third Raikage, groomed especially to succeed him, and believes that ninja must always show resolve even when they are defeated.

He is also considered by many to be the fastest ninja in the world following Minato's death, up until Naruto is able to dodge his attacks. A would later fight in the Third Shinobi World War, where he would frequently fight with Minato Namikaze, only for all of their battles to create stalemates. [] After Killer Bee is seemingly abducted by Taka, A resolves to kill Sasuke and ridicules Naruto for trying to defend him. He and Sasuke later fight at the Five Kage Summit, during which A loses his left arm; [] after learning the truth about Killer Bee, he helps him defeat Kisame.

[] A eventually becomes the Supreme Commander of the Allied Shinobi Forces, and after allowing Naruto and Killer Bee to fight in the war once they defeat him, fights and loses against Madara. A is voiced by in Japanese and by in English. Killer Bee [ ] Killer Bee ( キラービー, Kirābī) is a ninja from the village of and the Jinchuriki of Gyūki — the Eight-Tails. [] He is also the adoptive brother of A, the current, and as such, is expected to be the guardian of the village. [] In battle, he uses its great strength to increase the lethality of his -styled attacks, [] something Kishimoto's former editor wanted to add in the series despite him being a ninja. He is also a talented swordsman, capable of using up to seven swords at once and to execute attacks that are unpredictable enough to render Sasuke's Sharingan useless.

[] When Akatsuki attacks him, he pretends to be captured to escape at the cost of losing some of Gyūki's chakra and pursue a career as an music singer. [] [] However, Killer Bee is brought back to Kumogakure, playing a role in teaching Naruto how to control Kurama's power. He also becomes Naruto's primary partner in the war against the Akatsuki after gaining his brother's approval to fight alongside him, eventually losing Gyūki to Madara.

[] However, Killer Bee survived the extracting by holding on to a piece of Gyūki's tentacle and later becomes the Eight Tails Jinchuriki again in the aftermath of the war. Despite the difficulties in making his lines, as he always speaks in rhymes, Kishimoto wishes to make him a rich character. His voice actor in the Japanese anime is, and his English voice actor is. Darui [ ] Darui ( ダルイ) is a Kumogakure ninja who serves as one of the bodyguards for the Fourth Raikage during the Kage Summit. In contrast to his master, he is easygoing and tends to apologize, which the Raikage chastises him for.

He is taught by the Third Raikage on the arts of black lightning, shaping it in the form of black panther, and also possesses the Storm Style kekkei genkai, a mixture of lightning and water elements that forms flowing lightning. During the Fourth Ninja War, Darui leads the First Division specializing in mid-range battles. Sometime between the war's end and the series epilogue, he becomes the Fifth Raikage ( 五代目雷影, Godaime Raikage). He is voiced by in the Japanese anime and in the English dub, though replaces the latter for the Ultimate Ninja Storm series of video games. Karui [ ] Karui ( カルイ) is one of Killer Bee's subordinates, a part of Team Samui. She is greatly worried by her teacher's disappearance following his fight with Taka and visits Konohagakure with her team in order to find him.

A passionate and bold young woman, she quickly becomes involved in an altercation with Team Kakashi, blaming them for befriending and defending Sasuke Uchiha. She even proceeds to brutally punch Naruto in the face repeatedly after he allows her to do so as compensation for not giving up information on Sasuke.

Karui is assigned as part of the Second Division during the Fourth Ninja War. Sometime after the war ends, she moves to Konohagakure and marries Choji Akimichi, giving birth to their daughter Chocho, who is an academy student in the series epilogue. She is voiced by in the Japanese anime and in the English adaptation Kirigakure [ ] Mei Terumi [ ] Mei Terumi ( 照美 メイ, Terumī Mei) is the Fifth Mizukage ( 五代目水影, Godaime Mizukage) of the. She possesses two kekkei genkai: the Lava Style, a combination of fire and earth elements that allows her to spit lava, and Vapor Style, which mixes fire and water to create corrosive mist. She is apparently relatively new to the position and does not remember the previous leadership, which conducted witch hunts against kekkei genkai users like her, fondly.

During the Kage Summit, Mei acts rather dodgy when asked about rumors that formed in her village, and when she finds out Danzo is capable of mind control she suspects him of using it on the previous Mizukage. She manages to nearly kill Sasuke during the meeting and initially helps guard the daimyo of the Shinobi Countries during the preparation for the Fourth Ninja War. During the war, Mei fights the revived Madara Uchiha with the other Kages, though despite their impressive teamwork, they still end up losing to Madara's might. Years after the war comes to an end and during some point at the epilogue, Mei passes down her title to her former bodyguard Chōjūrō. Despite being a beautiful woman in her thirties, she is never married, and the status of being one pains her. She is voiced by in the Japanese anime, and by in the English adaptation.

Chojuro [ ] Chojuro ( 長十郎, Chōjūrō) is one of 's bodyguards, with the other being. He is one of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist, carrying the sword Hiramekarei ( ヒラメカレイ), but after and are killed, he becomes the only real one left of the Swordsmen; in addition, he is the only one affiliated with the village at the beginning of the series. Chojuro frequently annoys Ao because he stutters and seems to lack self-confidence. After accompanying the Mizukage to the Kage Summit, he helps her guard the daimyo of the Shinobi Countries, and is able to gain enough self-confidence to help Naruto defeat Black Zetsu. He later becomes the Sixth Mizukage ( 六代目水影, Rokudaime Mizukage) sometime after the war.

In the Japanese anime, he is voiced by, while provides his voice in the English adaptation. Ao [ ] Ao ( 青) is one of Mei Terumi's bodyguards. He is a middle-aged ninja who wears an eyepatch on his right eye, and is often critical of his teammate Chōjūrō's indecisiveness, likely as a result of his upbringing during the time when the village was known as 'the Blood Mist'. When Mifune suggests to lead the inter-village effort against Akatsuki, Ao reveals that he has a under his eyepatch and uses it to discover that Danzo's eye and arm are that of a ninja he previously fought,, who had the ability to control others minds without their knowledge. He then goes after Danzo's group when they flee, but falls for Fu's trap, with Danzo not too happy about him possessing abilities taken from a Konoha ninja.

He is eventually saved by Mei and Chojuro. He serves in the Allied Shinobi Forces as captain of the Sensor Division stationed in the Shinobi Alliance Headquarters in Kumogakure. When the Ten Tails fires a Tailed Beast Bomb to decimate the HQ, Ao is presumably killed, alongside Shikaku Nara and Inoichi Yamanaka. However, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations reveals that he survives, albeit with heavy injuries which are treated by Katasuke's scientific ninja tools.

Years after the Fourth Ninja War, Ao had become a sleeper agent for the Kara. He is voiced by Tadahisa Saizen in the Japanese anime, while voices him in the English adaptation. Gengetsu Hozuki [ ] Gengetsu Hozuki ( 鬼灯 幻月, Hōzuki Gengetsu) was the Second Mizukage ( 二代目水影, Nidaime Mizukage) of Kirigakure. A very tall mustached man with large poofy hair, curious way of dressing and with no eyebrows, he was laid back and very charismatic leader concerned with the welfare of his village. [] He loathed the Second Tsuchikage and their final confrontation with each other resulted in their mutual deaths. [] Gengetsu is brought back to life by Kabuto's resurrection technique to face the Shinobi Alliance in the Fourth Ninja War. Like other members of the Hozuki clan, he mastered hydrification technique, which manifests itself as an oily, water like substance.

[] He is voiced by in the Japanese anime, while voices him in the English adaptation. Iwagakure [ ] Onoki [ ] Onoki ( オオノキ, Ōnoki) is the Third Tsuchikage ( 三代目土影, Sandaime Tsuchikage) of the. The grandson of the First Tsuchikage, Ishikawa, and a protege of the Second, Mu, he presides over one of the longest reigns of a Kage, having personally met many figures long dead in the present, including Madara Uchiha. [] He possesses the Particle Style, a kekkei tota that combines Fire, Earth, and Wind elements to create three-dimensional shapes capable of disintegrating anything it touches, as well as the ability to alter gravity, enabling him flight. He is very proud, despite his frailty, [] and shows little respect to those much younger than him. During the Kage Summit, he admitted to have frequently hired Akatsuki. [] [] He defended his action, stating that the use of Akatsuki was necessary to protect themselves while still demilitarizing, but this and his advanced age still lead Mifune to deny him leadership of the forces to lead against Akatsuki.

When Sasuke intrudes on the meeting room chasing after Danzo, he refuses to take part in the fight. Due to Gaara's actions and words during the meeting, Onoki reverts back to the noble man he once was before he became hard-headed. Later, he goes out to find Kabuto and prevent him from finding Killer Bee and Naruto and succeeds in protecting them. Throughout the war, Onoki's techniques proved instrumental in keeping Alliance members alive and he becomes the de-facto leader in the assault against the real Madara Uchiha. Years later, Onoki retires due to his failing health and passes down his title to his granddaughter, Kurotsuchi. He is voiced by in the Japanese anime, while in the English adaptation, he is voiced.

Kurotsuchi [ ] Kurotsuchi ( 黒ツチ) is Onoki's granddaughter and his bodyguard during the Kage Summit. She is a kunoichi who favors her village's best interests greatly, even once advising Onoki to kill Naruto and Killer Bee so as to avoid seeing them fall to the Akatsuki. She was also an acquaintance of Deidara before his defection to Akatsuki. Kurotsuchi participates in the Fourth Ninja War, serving in the Second Divison under her father, Kitsuchi.

She survives the war and becomes the Fourth Tsuchikage ( 四代目土影, Yondaime Tsuchikage) by the series epilogue, replacing her ailing grandfather. She is voiced by in the Japanese anime and in the English adaptation. Akatsuchi [ ] Akatsuchi ( 赤ツチ) is one of Onoki's bodyguards accompanying him for the Kage Summit.

He is a portly and jovial man who is nevertheless loyal and dedicated to his master. Despite his big size, he moves fast and excels in Earth Style, using it to form golems. Like Kurotsuchi, he was a friend of Deidara before his defection to Akatsuki. Akatsuchi participates in and survives the Fourth Ninja War, continuing to serve as the Tsuchikage's personal bodyguard well over into Kurotsuchi's reign. He is voiced by in Japanese and by in English. Other characters [ ] Iruka Umino [ ] Iruka Umino ( うみの イルカ, Umino Iruka) is a chunin and instructor at the, a school for prospective ninja.

Masashi Kishimoto's initial design of Iruka featured 'evil' eyes and sharper cheekbones, but this was abandoned in favor of a more relaxed appearance. [:126] When Iruka was a child, his parents were killed by, the Nine-Tailed fox which was later sealed into. At the start of the series, he often found it awkward around Naruto, but after Naruto was targeted for death by Iruka's friend Mizuki, Iruka became the first person who acknowledged Naruto, and they ultimately saved each other against Mizuki. [] The Third Hokage chose Iruka as Naruto's sensei on purpose because of their similar backgrounds.

Naruto thinks of Iruka as a father-figure because of the fight against Mizuki, [] and Iruka, in turn, has immense faith in Naruto's potential to be a great ninja. During the Fourth Great Ninja War, Iruka is dispatched by the Allied Shinobi Forces to stop Naruto from leaving the island where he and Killer Bee are being kept safe. However, upon finding out that he was deceived, Naruto abandons Iruka, but Iruka slips Naruto a good luck note into his headband, restoring their mutual faith. [] In the final episode of Naruto: Shippuden, Naruto asks Iruka to stand in as his father for his wedding. In the Japanese anime, his voice actor is, and his English voice actor is. Rin Nohara [ ] Rin Nohara ( のはら リン, Nohara Rin) is a member of Team Minato and the teammate of and, appearing only in person during the Kakashi Gaiden act. [] Rin acts as a medical ninja and she has a crush on Kakashi, though she is unaware that she herself has the affection of Obito.

When Team Minato is sent to sabotage Kannabi Bridge during the Third Great Ninja War, Rin is kidnapped by the Iwagakure ninja before the resulting rescue mission ends with Obito's apparent death. [] Sometime afterward, Rin is captured by the Kirigakure ninja and made into Isobu's Jinchuriki as part of a scheme to destroy Konoha. Rin realized the scheme while being rescued and jumped in the way of Kakashi's Lightning Blade to save the village at the cost of her life, which is later revealed to have been orchestrated by Madara to break Obito's spirit. [] Obito later learns upon his death that Rin's spirit has always been waiting for him, and later guides him to the other side after he metaphysically helps Kakashi one last time in his team's battle against Kaguya. In the Japanese anime, Rin's voice actress is, and her English voice actress is. Kushina Uzumaki [ ] Kushina Uzumaki ( うずまき クシナ, Uzumaki Kushina) is the mother of the series' protagonist, Naruto Uzumaki and the wife of the Fourth Hokage,.

[] She is a host of, immediately preceding Naruto. [] While Naruto physically resembles his father, Minato, he inherits most of his personality from Kushina, who is brash, temperamental, likes ramen, and even has the 'Believe it!' ( だってばね, dattebane) verbal tic, which both her son and grandson inherit. Being a member of the Uzumaki Clan, Kushina possesses a special chakra that was distinguished even among her peers, causing her to be sent from her homeland to Konohagakure to be the host of Kurama, replacing Mito Uzumaki.

[] In Konohagakure, Kushina met with Minato who became Kushina's love after he saved her from a kidnapper, leading to their marriage. [] During her pregnancy, she had to be sent to a secretive place during labor to prevent Kurama's seal being broken. [] However, the place was subdued by Obito Uchiha, and he released Kurama who ran rampant on Konoha. [] She and Minato both sacrifice their lives to seal Kurama to Naruto after the tailed beast is weakened from losing his yin-chakra, while also placing some of their chakra to their son as a fail-safe if he would break the seal. [] In Part II, Kushina's chakra appears during Naruto's subconscious battle with Kurama, helping her son to seal the fox and to tell him the truth behind Kurama's attack sixteen years ago. [] Before disappearing, she thanks Naruto for forgiving her about the whole ordeal of the sealing of Kurama.

[] In the Japanese anime, Kushina is voiced. She was voiced by in the English version before took over the role since episode 246 and onwards. Kurama [ ] Kurama ( 九喇嘛), often called the Nine-Tails ( 九尾の妖狐, Kyūbi no Yōko, lit.

Nine-Tailed Fox), is the most powerful of the Tailed Beasts. Used by Madara in his attempt to wipe out Konohagakure at the time of its foundation, Kurama is defeated and sealed within Hashirama's wife and then transferred to Kushina Uzumaki two generations later. Through Obito's scheme, Kurama is released and attacks Konohagakure before being stopped by the, who seals the fox's Yin half within himself. Following this, Minato and Kushina sacrifice themselves to seal the weakened Yang Kurama within their son, Naruto Uzumaki, twelve years before the series' start. [] [] Throughout the series, Naruto tries to harness Kurama's immense chakra to perform several jutsu that would normally be impossible for a shinobi of his age. [] But Naruto soon learns that relying too much on Kurama's power would allow the fox to impose its will over its host to the point of breaking the seal.

Naruto eventually takes control of the fox's chakra with help from an imprint of Kushina. [] During Naruto's fight against Obito, seeing its host's resolve to save the other Tailed Beasts, Kurama befriends Naruto by allowing him to achieve Tailed Beast Mode. [] Eventually, as Kurama is extracted from Naruto, the Tailed Beast tells Gaara how to save Naruto's life by transferred Yin Kurama from Minato into Naruto. Kurama is later returned to its Jinchuriki's body and becomes whole again as it reunites with its Yin counterpart. Kishimoto was mainly inspired to create Kurama based on the from the manga series. The inclusion of the fox spirit was also inspired.

In the Japanese anime, Kurama's voice actor is, and in the English adaptation, he is voiced. Shisui [ ] Shisui Uchiha ( うちは シスイ, Uchiha Shisui), known as 'Shisui of the Body Flicker' ( 瞬身のシスイ, Shunshin no Shisui), was one of the most talented of the Uchiha clan. Shisui was the best friend of; in fact, Itachi thought of him as an older brother. Shisui wanted to stop the Uchiha's coup against Konohagakure, but stole one of his eyes and so he gave his other eye to Itachi to protect the village and jumped off a cliff and died, then later found on the river by the Uchiha military policemen. He possessed a unique Mangekyo Sharingan ability called, which enables the user to completely subject other people under their control without their knowledge. The eye stolen by Danzo is later used by him to manipulate people for his benefits, including Mifune during the Kage Summit, but it is lost after he commits a suicide attack against Sasuke.

The eye given to Itachi, on the other hand, is placed in one of his crows and intended for it to be used by Naruto against Sasuke as a means to stop him from attacking the village. But a reanimated Itachi is forced to use it on himself to break free from Kabuto's control, quickly destroying the eye to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. His voice actor in the Japanese anime is, while his voice actor in the English adaptation is. Himawari Uzumaki [ ] Himawari Uzumaki ( うずまき ヒマワリ, Uzumaki Himawari) is the youngest offspring of Naruto Uzumaki and, inheriting the latter's hair along with her father's blue eyes. She also inherits her maternal family's Byakugan, which allows her to do the Gentle Fist technique capable of blocking the target's chakra points with one hit, although she only activates them when she is upset. Like her mother, Himawari is kind-hearted and is fond of her brother Boruto, though she has a temper like her late-paternal grandmother that terrifies Boruto if she is pushed too hard.

One such moment resulted in Himawari accidentally knocking Naruto out before his coronation as Hokage with Kurama developing a phobia of her from the near-death ordeal. She visits Neji's grave with her mother during the epilogue. [] In the Japanese version, Himawari is voiced by Yūki Kuwahara in and in. In the English version, Himawari is voiced by in and in. Kawaki [ ] Kawaki ( カワキ, Kawaki) is a tattooed young man who is seen in the prologue of the Boruto series, causing the perpetrator of the destruction of Konoha as he confronts an older Boruto while declaring the age of shinobi has come to an end. Reception [ ] The characters of Naruto have received both praise and criticism from publications dedicated to anime, manga, and other media. Active Anime lauded the characters for not being 'simple cardboard cut-out characters' due to their 'fleshed out personalities' and 'underlying dramatic motivations', and praised the 'deeply moving emotional trials' they undergo over the course of the series.

Adam Cook of Anime Boredom agreed with this assessment, extolling the characters as 'well rounded' and 'imaginative', and celebrated how the characters allowed the seriesto successfully incorporate comedy, action, and drama together in a believable manner. Christina Ross of T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews disagreed, dismissing the characters as echoes of stereotypical shōnen characters, and noted that several of the characters were not likable. A second review from Derrick Tucker, also of T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews offered a more positive view, commenting that Naruto Uzumaki combined the finer values of his shōnen predecessors, but lamented how the characters' personalities tended to fall between Naruto's 'charisma and coolness' and Sasuke's 'blandness', making it difficult to think about the characters on 'any deep or meaningful level'. Justin Rich of the entertainment website Mania asserted that the series lacked the 'tremendous depth in it's [ ] characters' or 'the most flushed out backgrounds' seen in other shōnen series, and believed the primary strength of the series was the fighting.

The anime and manga magazine described Naruto's character as 'irksome', but attributed the series' 'almost sickening addictiveness' to its level of characterization. The visual appearances of the characters in the anime and manga have also received notice from reviewers. Carl Kimlinger of praised the characters' 'distinctive clothing, hair, faces and personalities' that made them easily identifiable, as well as Kishimoto's 'clear eye for geography, movement and the human form' and 'impeccable visual timing'. Tucker, on the other hand, described Kishimoto as 'an average artist at best' and derided the poor transition of his artistic style into animation. Despite this, he admitted that when the animators were at their best, they produced 'artistic renderings that leave little to be desired on the part of fans of the manga', but ultimately concluded the animation was 'a mixed bag'.

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