Naruto characters

From Academic Kids

The universe of the anime and manga series Naruto is a home to the following fictional characters. Names of Naruto characters are in Japanese order, with the family name before the given name. Names of seiyū (except for Paku Romi) and the name of Naruto's author (Masashi Kishimoto) are written in Western order, with the given name before the family name.

Names of many characters in Naruto are puns, mythical and historical references and the like. The characters themselves often borrow a bit from the story behind the name.

Contents

2.1 Aburame Clan

2.2 Akado Yoroi
2.3 Akane
2.4 Akatsuki Leader
2.5 Akimichi Clan

2.6 Ami
2.7 Baiu
2.8 Baki
2.9 Chiyo
2.10 Dan
2.11 Deidara
2.12 Doki
2.13 Dosu Kinuta
2.14 Ebisu
2.15 Ebizo
2.16 Enkoo: Enma
2.17 Gaara
2.18 Gama Family

2.19 Gato
2.20 Gekko Hayate
2.21 Genyumaru
2.22 Gi'ichi
2.23 Hagane Kotetsu
2.24 Haku
2.25 Haruno Sakura
2.26 Hatake Family

2.27 Hokage

2.28 Hoshigaki Kisame
2.29 Hyuga Clan

2.30 Inari
2.31 Inuzuka Family

2.32 Jiraiya
2.33 Kagari
2.34 Kaiza
2.35 Kakko
2.36 Kamatari
2.37 Kamizuki Izumo
2.38 Kankuro
2.39 Karura
2.40 Katsuyu
2.41 Kaze no Kuni no Daimyo
2.42 Kazekage (former)
2.43 Kin Tsuchi
2.44 Konohamaru
2.45 Kumo no Kuni no Shinobi Gashira
2.46 Kyodaigumo
2.47 Kyodaija
2.48 Demon Fox (Kyubi no Yoko)
2.49 Mahiru
2.50 Maito Gai
2.51 Manda
2.52 Midare
2.53 Mitarashi Anko
2.54 Mitokado Homura
2.55 Mizuki
2.56 Moegi
2.57 Momochi Zabuza
2.58 Morino Ibiki
2.59 Mubi
2.60 Namiashi Raido
2.61 Nara Family

2.62 Nawaki
2.63 Ninkame
2.64 Ninken

2.65 Oboro
2.66 Onikyodai (Demon Brothers)

2.67 Orochimaru
2.68 Orochimaru Gang

2.69 Pochi
2.70 Rin
2.71 Rock Lee
2.72 Sarutobi Asuma
2.73 Sasori
2.74 Shigure
2.75 Shiranui Genma
2.76 Shizune
2.77 Shukaku
2.78 Suzume
2.79 Taiseki
2.80 Tatami Iwashi
2.81 Tazuna
2.82 Temari
2.83 Tenten
2.84 Tobitake Tonbo
2.85 Tonton
2.86 Tsunami
2.87 Tsurugu Misumi
2.88 Uchiha Clan

2.89 Udon
2.90 Umino Iruka
2.91 Utatane Koharu
2.92 Uzuki Yugao
2.93 Uzumaki Naruto
2.94 Waraji
2.95 Yamanaka Family

2.96 Yamashiro Aoba
2.97 Yashamaru
2.98 Yuhi Kurenai
2.99 Yura
2.100 Zaku Abumi
2.101 Zetsu
2.102 Zouri

Main Characters

  • Uzumaki Naruto - "The loud-mouthed, idiotic, hyperactive, number one ninja in surprising people", and the main character of the series. Former member of the now defunct team 7 and container of the Nine-tails demon fox, who constantly strives for acknowledgement and dreams to one day become Hokage. Disciple of Jiraiya.
  • Haruno Sakura - Former member of the now defunct team 7, who is talented with Chakra control and genjutsu and has a huge crush on Sasuke. Has recently become Tsunade's Disciple.
  • Uchiha Sasuke - Arrogant, even-minded survivor of the formerly powerful Uchiha clan who wants revenge on his brother, Itachi. Left Konoha to Orochimaru, its enemy, in search of power, and has a complex relationship of rivalry and mutual respect with Naruto, his former teammate from the now-defunct team 7.
  • Hatake Kakashi - A calm and collected Jōnin level shinobi assigned to train team 7. His tragedy of having had lost a close comrade in battle has affected him profoundly through the belief that teamwork is more important than following the rules and his surgically planted Sharingan eye, his skills at using which have earned him the title of "copy ninja". He is also addicted to adult manga.

Other characters

Aburame Clan

(油女一族, Aburame Ichizoku, "Aburame family") Perhaps the most mysterious clan of Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf). Not much is know about this clan, except that they use insects as weapons.

Trivia

  • "Aburame" means "oil woman", and it is similar to "aburamushi" (油虫), the word for cockroaches.

Aburame Shibi

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Aburame Shibi

Name: Aburame Shibi, 油女シビ
Age: 392
Rank: Jōnin2
Height: 181,3 cm2
Weight: 68,9 kg2
Birthday: September 9
Blood Type: A
Registration #: 005480
Affiliation: Aburame clan, Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Kikaichū no Jutsu (Destruction Bug Host Technique)

The father of Aburame Shino. During the Invasion of Konoha he used his bugs to draw the poison from Kankuro's puppet out of the body of his son.

Trivia

  • Shibi is sometimes called Gen (ゲン) in fanon. However, in the second Data Book it is confirmed that his name is Shibi.

Aburame Shino

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Aburame Shino

Name: Aburame Shino, 油女シノ
Age: 132
Rank: Chūnin4
Height: 156,2 cm2
Weight: 45,8 kg2
Birthday: January 23
Blood Type: AB
Registration #: 012612
Affiliation: Aburame clan, Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Kikaichū no Jutsu (Destruction Bug Host Technique), Mushi Bunshin no Jutsu (Bug Clone Technique), Shunshin no Jutsu (Body Flicker Technique)

"Damn him, now he's acting all arrogant, like he's the leader or something." - Inuzuka Kiba (Unofficial translation)

Aburame Shino is a cool, collected, confident chūnin from Naruto's graduating year (originally from Yūhi Kurenai's Genin team 8 along with Hyūga Hinata and Inuzuka Kiba) who is quite mysterious and always wears sunglasses. As a part of Aburame clan tradition, at birth Shino was infused with a special type of insects that feed on his chakra and in return, they attack and do other tasks as he commands.

Shino was the only male genin left out of the (failed) mission to retrieve Uchiha Sasuke when the latter decided to become a Missing-nin, and felt some bitterness and guilt over the matter, considering the eventual outcome might have been different had he been sent to help them as well. He apparently has passed a Chūnin exam during Naruto's 2.5-year absence, which, considering his performance during the previous one, was to be expected.

Trivia

Akado Yoroi

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Akado Yoroi

Name: Akado Yoroi, 赤胴ヨロイ Akadō Yoroi
Age: 231
Rank: Genin1
Height: 180,0 cm1
Weight: 70,0 kg1
Birthday: February 21
Blood Type: O
Affiliation: Otogakure (Hidden Sound)
Signature Ability: Chakra Drain

Akado Yoroi is a part of the three-man team of ninja from the Otogakure posing as ninja from the Konohagakure, along with Yakushi Kabuto and Tsurugi Misumi. He possesses a technique that allows him to drain opponents of chakra, however it is unknown (and should be assumed that it isn't) whether it is a real Kekkei genkai (Bloodline limit) or not.

Trivia

  • The name "Akadō" means "a red armor" and "Yoroi" means "an armor" as well. This may be taken from a group of elite soldiers of Tokugawa Ieyasu who dressed in the red armor to instill fear to the enemy's heart.

Akane

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Akane

Age: ?
Height: ?
Weight: ?
Birthday: ?
Blood Type: ?
Affiliation: Namu no Kuni (Land of Waves)

Akane is a bully from The Land of the Waves that steals Inari's pet dog Pochi. Akane teases Inari before finally throwing Pochi into the sea and forcing Inari to follow. Inari cannot swim, which is what drew Kaiza to save him while Pochi, who Akane renamed "Shooting Star", swam to safety. When Inari regains consciousness, Kaiza says that he has "given Akane a good talking to".

Akatsuki Leader

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Akatsuki leader

Name: ?
Age: ?
Height: ?
Weight: ?
Birthday: ?
Blood Type: ?
Ring: 零 (Rei/zero, zero/nothing/overflow)
Position: Right thumb
Partner: None
Affiliation: Akatsuki
Signature Ability: Fūin Jutsu: Genryū Kyū Fūjin (Sealing Technique: Illusionary Dragon Nine Consuming Seals), Shōten no Jutsu (Shapeshifting Technique)
Not much is known about this Akatsuki member except that he acts like the leader of the Akatsuki.

Trivia

  • There are many theories among the fans regarding the identity of the Akatsuki leader. Many theories claim that the leader is actually an already known, often dead, character like Uchiha Shisui, Ayame (ramen girl), the Yondaime Hokage or Uchiha Obito.

Akimichi Clan

(秋道一族, Akimichi Ichizoku, "Akimichi family")

Trivia

  • The name "Akimichi" means "the road in the season of autumn". "Aki" means "autumn", which is a time of harvest. "Michi" means street, which is where vendors sell food.

Akimichi Choji

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Akimichi Chōji

Name: Akimichi Choji, 秋道チョウジ, Akimichi Chōji
Age: 132
Rank: Chūnin4
Height: 156,3 cm2
Weight: 69,3 kg2
Birthday: May 1
Blood Type: B
Registration #: 012625
Affiliation: Akimichi clan, Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Baika no Jutsu (The Art of Expansion), Nikudan Sensha (Human Juggernaut), Chōbaika no Jutsu (Butterfly Multi Size Technique), Chōdan Bakugeki(Bullet Butterfly Bombing), Nikudan Hari Sensha (Spiked Human Bullet Tank), Bubun Baika no Jutsu (Partial Multi Size Technique)

"You're planning to quit? Ah, but then you won't be attending the all-you-can-eat Barbeque..." - Asuma (Unofficial translation)

"Heh heh... We'll let you off the hook if you want to run... Fatty." - Zaku
"What did that guy just say? I... could've sworn he called me..." - Choji
"Eh?" - Zaku
"That word's a big no-no with Choji... if this guy says it again...!" - Shikamaru
"You're welcome to run away... if you can find a hiding place that's big enough... Fatso!!" - Zaku
"I'm not fat!! I'm just pleasingly plump!! Pleasingly plump people unite!!!" - Choji (Viz English manga translation)

Akimichi Choji is from Konohagakure formerly a part of Naruto's graduating class and Genin team 10 along with Yamanaka Ino and Nara Shikamaru, who has become a Chūnin during Naruto's long absence from the village. He is a great food enthusiast and is almost always found eating something or other; he is usually indifferent until either the opportunity for food introduces itself or he is provoked with his great taboo—derogatory words ridiculing the spatially developed.

His name is spelled as Choji in the Viz manga, and it is spelled as Chouji in Roman characters in the original Japanese anime release. The Revised Hepburn romanization is Chōji.

Trivia

  • "Chōji" means "A butterfly (Chō-)" and "the second son (-ji)" added together. Butterflies are insects known to eat sweets. Slim Ino has a name meaning a "boar" and plump Choji is "a butterfly".
  • "Ino", "Shika" and "Chō" are the name of three cards needed for a highly prized trick of "Inoshikacho" in the Hanafuda.

Akimichi Choza

Akimichi Choza

Name: Akimichi Choza: 秋道チョウザ (Akimichi Chōza)
Age: 382
Rank: jōnin2
Height: 183 cm2
Weight: 120,1 kg2
Birthday: April 22
Blood Type: B
Registration #: 005490
Affiliation: Akimichi clan, Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Baika no Jutsu (The Art of Expansion)

Akimichi Choza is the father of Akimichi Choji. Like his son, he was part of an Ino-Shika-Chō trio, together with Nara Shikaku and Yamanaka Inoichi.

Trivia

  • His name is often thought to be Akimichi Chomaru (or Akimichi Chōmaru). However, this name is fanon and it has recently been confirmed by the second official data book that his name is Akimichi Choza.

Ami

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Ami

Age: ?
Height: ?
Weight: ?
Birthday: ?
Blood Type: ?
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)

"Sorry, she has no curves so I mistook her for a vase." - Yamanaka Ino (Unofficial translation)

Ami is a young girl that attended the same Ninja Academy as Haruno Sakura and Ino when they were young. During one of the lessons, where the girls were being taught about flower arrangements, she bullies Sakura. However, Ino, who was picking flowers with Sakura, defends Sakura and throws a bunch of what she tells Ami are poisonous flowers in her mouth, telling her that she mistook her mouth for a vase. Ami panics and runs away terrified, but in actuality, only the roots of the plant Ino used are poisonous.

Baiu

Name: Baiu, バイウ
Age: 19 (deceased)1
Rank: Genin1
Height: 140,3 cm1
Weight: 40 kg1
Birthday: May 30
Blood Type: A
Registration #: R2-039
Affiliation: Amegakure (Hidden Rain)
A short, stubby Ninja, he and his teammates, Shigure and Midare, confront Gaara in the Shi no Mori (Forest of Death). Not much is known about him, except that he also carries several umbrellas on his back and interestingly, what appears to be an oxygen tank. Gaara uses Sabaku Kyū (The Coffin of Crushing Sand literally "Desert Coffin") followed by Sabaku Sōsō (Imploding Sand Funeral literally "Desert Graveyard") to kill him and his two teammates.

Trivia

  • 'Baiu' means 'rainy season' in Japanese, an obvious testament to his village.

Baki

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Baki

Name: Baki, バキ
Age: 301
Rank: Jōnin1
Height: 188.2 cm1
Weight: 80 kg1
Birthday: July 4
Blood Type: A
Registration #: 38-212
Affiliation: Sunagakure (Hidden Sand)
Signature Ability: Kaze no Yaiba (Blade of Wind)

Baki is the sensei of Gaara, Kankurō, and Temari. During the Chūnin exam, he had confidence in the ability of all of his team members, although he comments on Kankurō not taking the battles seriously enough.

Chiyo

Name: Chiyo, チヨ
Age: 80+4
Rank: ?
Height: ?
Weight: ?
Birthday: ?
Blood Type: ?
Registration #: ?
Affiliation: Sunagakure (Hidden Sand)
Signature Ability: Poison expert
大体ワシはあのナメクジ娘好かん!
"Daitai washi wa ano Nanekuji-musume sukan!"
"Generally, I don't like that Slug-girl!" (Original Japanese version)

ワシを年寄り扱いするでないわい!
"Washi o toshiyori atsukaisuru denaiwai!"
"You shouldn't treat me like I'm old!" (Original Japanese version)

可愛い孫を久し振りに可愛がってやりたいんでのォ…
"Kawaii mago o hisashiburi ni kawaigatte yaritainde noo..."
"After all this time, I want to give my cute grandson some love..." (Original Japanese version)

Affectionately called Chiyo-baa-sama (チヨバア様) by the Sunagakure villagers. She and her brother Ebizō are highly revered in Suna and are known as the Go-Kyōdai (御姉弟, honorific form of "Siblings"). She is a poison expert and used her skills during the third Ninja war, only to be countered numerous times by Tsunade's medical expertise. This is why she holds a grudge towards "Ano Namekuji-musume" (あのナメクジ娘, "That slug-girl") as she calls Tsunade. She is the grandmother of Akasuna no Sasori. Her son was killed by Hatake Kakashi's father Hatake Sakumo. It was Chiyo who sealed Shukaku into Gaara under orders of the, then current, Kazekage.

Trivia

  • Chiyo is arguably the oldest character in Naruto. Though her current age is unknown, she has to be at least 80. Her grandson, Sasori, left Sunagakure more then 20 years ago, already being a legendary puppetmaker. This makes him at least 40 years old. Assuming that both Chiyo and her son had their children at age 20, this brings Chiyo's age at 80+.

Dan

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Dan

Name: Dan, ダン
Age: 27 (deceased)2
Rank: Jōnin2
Height: 180,2 cm2
Weight: 87,1 kg2
Birthday: December 4
Blood Type: A
Registration #: 002973
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf )
The uncle of Shizune and the lover of Tsunade. Because his younger sister died during a war, he aimed to be able to better protect his loved ones. For this end, he wanted to become Hokage. He died during a battle despite Tsunade's desperate tries to save him. His death caused Tsunade's Hemophobia and made her leave Konoha together with Shizune.

Deidara

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Deidara

Name: Deidara, デイダラ
Age: ?
Height: ?
Weight: ?
Birthday: ?
Blood Type: ?
Ring: 青 (Ao/sei, blue/green)
Position: Right index finger
Partner: Sasori
Affiliation: Akatsuki, Nukenin (Missing-nin) from Iwagakure
Signature Ability: Kibaku Nendo (Exploding Clay), Hand-mouths

芸術は爆発だ (Geijutsu wa Bakuhatsu da)
meaning "Art is a Bang" - Deidara (Original Japanese version)

A Missing-nin from Iwagakure, he is a part of the Akatsuki duo that comes to Sunagakure (Hidden Sand) to kidnap Gaara. He is a skilled fighter, utilising clay as his main form of offence to make sculptures that can fight for him or explode. He does this without the use of exploding tags. Deidara is teamed with Sasori and when speaking he tends to end his sentences with "...un" (...うん).

During the fight with Gaara, his left arm is mangled by Gaara's Sabaku Kyū (The Coffin of Crushing Sand), but he still manages to defeat him with ease.

Trivia

  • Like with Haku, there is a lot of confusion about Deidara's gender. Although he looks like he could be a woman and his name is similar to the female name 'Deirdre', his manner of speech, he uses the masculine pronoun oira (オイラ), suggests he's a man.
  • Deidara makes his first anime appearance in episode 135. His voice in the anime is distinctly masculine, once again suggesting Deidara's a man.
  • In the (unofficial translation) of chapter 262 of the manga, Deidara is referred to on the cover page as a "he", but fans of a female Deidara point out that a similar error was made elsewhere in the manga (Inuzuka Kiba and his sister were referred to as "the Inuzuka brothers".)

Doki

Name: Doki, 怒鬼, "Angry Demons"
Affiliation: Otogakure (Hidden Sound)
The Doki are three demons summoned by Tayuya. She uses her flute and Mateki: Genbusō Kyoku (Demon Flute: Illusionary Warriors Manipulating Melody) to control them.

Dosu Kinuta

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Dosu

Name: Dosu Kinuta, ドス・キヌタ
Age: 14 (deceased)1
Height: 156.0 cm1
Weight: 49.0 kg1
Birthday: June 12
Blood Type: A
Affiliation: Otogakure (Hidden Sound)
Signature Ability: Kyōmeisen (Vibrating Sound Drill)

"Which do you think is quicker... your sand or my sound?" (Unofficial translation)
"Please accept this as a token of my admiration... and as some reparation for your trouble... and allow us to leave in peace. After what we've done, it may seem a lot to ask... but something big is afoot that merits further investigation and confirmation! I give you my word, on behalf of us all, that if you let us go now... then the next time we face you, we will stay 'till the battle is done, no matter how poorly we fare!" (Viz English manga translation)

Dosu Kinuta is one of the three Genin from the Otogakure (along with Kin and Zaku) who entered the Chūnin exam not for becoming a chūnin, but rather as a part of a mission from Orochimaru to assassinate Uchiha Sasuke (which in a twist turns out to merely be a mission of testing Sasuke's strength, having obtained Orochimaru's cursed seal). Dosu was equipped with a special speaker tied to his wrist which served to amplify sound waves and dramatically strengthen his sound-based attacks.

Orochimaru treated him as largely a pawn, even though he was a quite powerful ninja. Dosu's undoing, however, was his own attempt to kill Sabaku no Gaara in order to remove him from the chūnin exam, not realising the monstrosity he was actually going up against. His death was quick and unceremonious.

Trivia

  • "Dosu" is onomatopoeia for the sound of a sword piercing flesh.

Ebisu

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Ebisu

Name: Ebisu, エビズ
Age: 281
Rank: Tokubetsu Jōnin1
Height: 181,4 cm1
Weight: 67,5 kg1
Birthday: March 8
Blood Type: A
Registration #: 010777
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Kage Bunshin no Jutsu (Art of the Shadow Doppelganger)

"I would never think of doing something like that! Thinking that is proof of you being a closet pervert." - Uzumaki Naruto (Unofficial translation)

Ebisu is Konohamaru's tutor. He doesn't like the fact that Konohamaru idolizes Uzumaki Naruto, because he only sees Naruto as the container of the Kyūbi. His opinion of Naruto doesn't change when Naruto defeats him with the Hāremu no Jutsu (Ninja Harem) after the Oiroke no Jutsu (Ninja Centerfold) fails. Later, recommended by Hatake Kakashi as a great teacher, Ebisu begins Naruto's one-month training for the Chūnin Selection Exam final. It is during this time that through being with Naruto and seeing the influence he had on Konohamaru that Ebisu realizes that Naruto is more than just the container of a demon, but that he is an outstanding Leaf Ninja. However, Ebisu does not complete Naruto's training, because Jiraiya takes over by summoning a large toad which tongue-whips Ebisu unconscious. Currently, he has been put in charge of a Genin team with Konohamaru and his two friends, Udon and Moegi, as its members.

Trivia

  • The name "Ebisu" comes from the Buddhist god "Ebisu" who is usually pictured as a well rounded man with a hammer in his hand that brings wealth and prosperity to believers.

Ebizo

Name: Ebizō, エビゾウ
Age: ±804
Rank: ?
Height: ?
Weight: ?
Birthday: ?
Blood Type: ?
Registration #: ?
Affiliation: Sunagakure (Hidden Sand)
Affectionately called Ebizō-jii-sama (エビゾウジイ様) by the Sunagakure villagers. He and his older sister Chiyo are highly revered in Suna and are known as the Go-Kyōdai (御姉弟, honorific form of "Siblings").

Enkoo: Enma

Name: Enkōō: Enma, 猿猴王・猿魔, "Monkey King: Enma"
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Henge: Kongōnyoi (Transformation: Adamantine Staff), Kongō Rōheki (Adamantine Prison Wall)
The summon of the Sandaime Hokage and King of the monkeys. Enma is able to transform himself into a large staff as hard as diamond.

Gaara

Gaara of the Sand

Name: Sabaku no Gaara, 砂漠の我愛羅, "Gaara of the Desert" (Original), Gaara of the Sand (Viz)
Age: 15 (deceased?)4
Rank: Kazekage3
Height: 148,1 cm2
Weight: 40,2 kg2
Birthday: January 19
Blood Type: AB
Bijū: Ichibi no Shukaku ("One Tail Shukaku")
Registration #: 56-001
Affiliation: Sunagakure (Hidden Sand)
Signature Ability: Sabaku Kyū (The Coffin of Crushing Sand), Sabaku Sōsō (Imploding Sand Funeral), Sabakurō (Desert Prison), Saikō Zettai Hōgyo: Shukaku no Tate (Extreme Hard Ultimate Defense: Shield of Shukaku), Tanuki Neiri no Jutsu (Feigning Sleep Technique), Gokusamaisō (Prison Sand Burial), Ryūsa Bakuryū (Quicksand in the Style of a Waterfall), Suna no Yoroi (Armour of Sand), Suna Bunshin (Sand Doppelganger), Suna Shigure (Sand Drizzle), Suna no Tate (Shield of Sand), Suna Shuriken (Sand Shuriken), Daisan no Me (Third Eye), Fūton: Mugen Sajin Daitoppa (Wind Release: Infinite Sand Cloud Great Breakthrough), Shunshin no Jutsu (Body Flicker Technique), Sabaku Taisō (Desert Imperial Funeral), Sabaku Fuyū (Desert Suspension)

"The pain of being alone... is out of this world, isn't it? I understand your feelings so much it actually hurts... But I have precious people now. I won't let you hurt my precious people even if I have to kill you!" - Uzumaki Naruto (Unofficial translation)

"I fight for my self, I love my self and that's the only love I need" - Gaara (Unofficial translation)

No... ...I still haven't been sated." - Gaara (official Viz translation)

Gaara is one of the three genin from Sunagakure who show up at the Chūnin exam (along with Kankuro and Temari, his siblings). Having been introduced as a Genin then, he currently serves as Sunagakure's Kazekage.

At birth, the soul of the sand priest demon Shukaku was sealed into Gaara by Chiyo under direct orders from his father, the Kazekage, similarly to how the Kyūbi was sealed into Uzumaki Naruto. He shares some similarities with Naruto, such as being rejected and hated by his own village. The only person Gaara believed cared for him, his uncle Yashamaru, was ordered to assassinate him by the Kazekage, letting Gaara know before his death that he was never loved by anybody; he had always resented him for taking away his sister, Karura. His mother didn't want to have him and died cursing the village, and his father saw him as nothing more than a tool. But unlike Naruto, who sought attention and appreciation, Gaara withdrew into himself and was acknowledged by nobody (as opposed to Naruto, who was acknowledged by his sensei, Umino Iruka). Gaara had lost all emotion years ago and filled the gap with the unrelenting goal of killing anybody in the world that was not himself. His insomnia—forced upon him by the fact that the demon inside him would eat away at his personality if he were to fall asleep deeply enough—made his personality further unstable. Gaara carries a gourd on his back. Instead of water being carried in it, the gourd contains sand soaked in the blood of his enemies. His best combination is Sabakukyū (The Coffin of Crushing Sand) followed by Sabakusōsō (Imploding Sand Funeral). He is one of the most feared and powerful shinobi in the Chūnin exam.

In Gaara's case, much like in Hyūga Neji's case, losing a close battle against Naruto acted as a most effective form of therapy for a very skewed vision of life. When they fought, Gaara's unending hatred for and alienation from the world eventually waned as a source of power, while Naruto's desire to protect those close to him kept fueling his fighting spirit, even willing to sacrifice his life for them. After losing the battle, Gaara had to be carried away by his siblings Kankurō and Temari, but more importantly, he learns an important lesson of true meaning of power, and to their utter amazement, he apologizes to them. Inspired by Naruto, upon return to the village, he grew a desire to become the next Kazekage to bond and live with the village, and do this by hard work instead of being a "frightening weapon."

Gaara is responsible for saving Rock Lee from Kimimaro. His power and his jutsu arsenal have increased dramatically from the time of the Chūnin exam.

While he can control any sand, for best effect in terms of attacking and protecting himself, as the organization Akatsuki discovered, Gaara was basically limited to the chakra-enhanced sand he carried in his gourd. While such sand increased the speed and power of his attack, this proved to be his only weakness when he was in Kaze no Kuni, where he is in his element, when his opponent Deidara inserted a trojan horse into his sand and dealt damage to him directly. During the battle, he notably also tries to protect his village from a massive explosion.

Currently, Akatsuki has captured Gaara and is performing a jutsu on him. Naruto, Sakura, and Kakashi, after two and a half years of hard training, follow the trail of Akatsuki in hopes of saving Gaara. As revealed by chapter 261, those that have the bijū (尾獣, "Tail Beasts" e.g. Shukaku, Kyūbi) removed from them will die, and since the Akatsuki have successfully extracted Shukaku, it is very well possible that Gaara is now dead.

Trivia

  • The name "Gaara" is made up of three Kanji, "Ga" (我, meaning I or me), "A" (愛, more commonly "Ai" meaning love), and "Ra" (羅, used here to mean a demon). Added together, they can mean, "I only love myself. I'm a demon." which really explains what kind of character he is.

Gama Family

Gama

Name: Gama, ガマ
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf )
Mid level toad that Jiraiya uses to defeat Ebisu (because he annoyed him) at hot springs.

Gamabunta

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Gamabunta

Name: Gamabunta, ガマブン太
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf )
Signature Ability: Suiton: Teppōdama (Water Release: Gunshot), Gama Dosuzan (Toad Sword Beheading), Konbi Henge (Combination Transformation) (with Uzumaki Naruto), Katon: Gamayu Endan (Fire Release: Toad Oil Flame Bullet) (With Jiraiya)
Gama Bunta, or literally "Frog Boss", is the chief of the toads that are summoned. He is huge, about 50-100 meters high and is used to do battles with the biggest of enemies. Uzumaki Naruto can summon him with his Kyūbi chakra (whereas with his own, he is only capable of summoning up tadpoles or some of Gamabunta's small children). Naruto first summoned him in the month long training session with Jiraiya when Jiraiya pushed him over a cliff in order to induce life-threatening fear in Naruto so that the Kyūbi chakra could come out.

Gamabunta is a grumpy and highly apathetic character. He uses some Japanese words that only a yakuza gangster would use. Still, he is portrayed as an ultimately powerful and positive force.

During first summoning, Naruto demanded to become Gamabunta's subordinate if he could ride the toad until sundown. Naruto showed his great resilient spirit and almost made it. Regardless, Gamabunta accepted him as a subordinate.

In the next summoning, Naruto is almost killed by Gaara's Sabaku Kyū (The Coffin of Crushing Sand) attack when he performs the Kuchiyose no Jutsu (Summoning Technique). Gaara is in his full form of Shukaku (although he has not gone to sleep yet). Gamabunta is his usual grumpy self, and shares a dialog with Naruto about the fact that he promised to have a subordinate/mentor relationship with him but only after sharing sake ceremony (which of course is 8 years away because Naruto isn't old enough to drink yet, and wouldn't be of any good use to Naruto here and now in the current battle). At which point, Gamakichi tells his father that Gaara bullied him and that Naruto saved him. Gamabunta then tells Naruto he will show him all about "Jingi" which is another yakuza term describing a highly argumentative honor code (although it’s portrayed as a completely positive thing in this anime).

In the next summoning, while drunk from Tsunade's potion, Jiraiya, after summoning Gamakichi, finally collects his chakra focus and brings out Gamabunta for battle against Orochimaru's snake, Manda.

Gamakichi

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Gamakichi

Name: Gamakichi, ガマ吉
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf )
Is the minuscule and cute child of Gamabunta about the size of Naruto's head. He is a weak creature summoned because Naruto could not focus his chakra during beginning battle with Gaara. Gamakichi wants to play with Naruto for summoning him.

Gamatatsu

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Gamatatsu

Name: Gamatatsu, ガマ竜
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf )
The weak, inexperienced brother of Gamakichi, and son of Gamabunta. Summoned for the first time by Naruto while fighting Orochimaru due to Naruto's inability to focus his chakra. Fixates on snacks after a comment made by Gamakichi that made him think he'd get one.

Gato

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Gatō

Name: Gatō, ガトー
Age: 48 (deceased)1
Height: 162.5 cm1
Weight: 69.0 kg1
Birthday: April 30
Blood Type: A
Signature Ability: Hiring Shinobi

"Once we're in hell, I can take my time, and show you over... and over... who is, or is not, 'a baby demon'!" - Momochi Zabuza (Viz English manga translation)

Gatō is a powerful ship magnate whose shipping company is actually a front for much shadier activity, such as smuggling illegal goods and dealing drugs. He takes control of Namu no Kuni's shipping routes and created a monopoly by isolating the country from the outside world, preventing free import and export and turning it into an impoverished, hunger-stricken country in the process. He is a cruel, greedy man, also responsible for humiliating and killing Kaiza for being the country's hero, traumatising Inari, who saw Kaiza as a father figure, in the process. Gatō is protected by two bodyguards, Zouri and Waraji.

Gatō hires Missing-nins from the Kirigakure—including Momochi Zabuza, Haku and the Onikyōdai—to assassinate Tazuna and stop him from finishing to build the bridge which would connect Namu no Kuni (Land of Waves) to the outside world and allow its economy to recover; however, after Zabuza's arms were broken in battle with Hatake Kakashi (who was hired to defend Tazuna, along with Uzumaki Naruto, Haruno Sakura and Uchiha Sasuke), Gatō assumed that Zabuza would be able to do no damage with broken arms and informs him of his plan to dispose of him since, in his own words, "No one cares what I do to your kind once the job is done." Therefore, he calls a swarm of thugs to finish the job. Since Zabuza was still able to wield a kunai in his mouth, this mistake cost Gatō his life. In the manga, Zabuza chopped off Gatō's head with the knife after being struck by several of his cronies. In the anime, Gatō was thrown into the water. Zabuza died, and the renegades were driven away by Kakashi and Naruto. The bridge, dubbed by Kakashi "The land's hope", was completed and named the "Great Naruto Bridge" by Tazuna.

His name is spelled with and without a circumflex in the English manga. The Revised Hepburn romanization is Gatō.

Gekko Hayate

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Gekko Hayate

Name: Gekko Hayate, 月光ハヤテ Gekkō Hayate
Age: 23 (deceased)1
Rank: Tokubetsu Jōnin1
Height: 175 cm1
Weight: 58 kg1
Birthday: November 2
Blood Type: AB Rh-
Registration #: 011671
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Mikazuki no Mai (Dance of the Crescent Moon)

"The Dance of the Crescent Moon... and you can use it at such a young age. The shinobi of Konoha seem to be very talented..." - Baki (Unofficial translation)

"We'll be sure to avenge you... Hayate." - Uzuki Yūgao (Unofficial translation)

Gekko Hayate was a Tokubetsu Jōnin level ninja who served as the judge for the Chūnin exam third stage preliminary matches and suffering from a chronic cough and bags under his eyes, always appeared to be sick. Hayate ended up accidentally eavesdropping on Baki and Yakushi Kabuto and hearing about the Sound Village and Sand Village's conspiracy against Konoha; he was discovered and, while a talented ninja, was no match for Baki, who killed him using Kaze no Yaiba (Blade of Wind). His lover, Uzuki Yūgao, swore revenge for his death.

Trivia

  • The name "Gekkō" means "lunar light" and "Hayate" means "quick as wind". Both are names of Japanese fighter planes from World War II.

Genyumaru

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Genyumaru

Name: Gen'yumaru, 幻幽丸 Gen'yūmaru
Age: 172
Height: 172 cm2
Weight: 57,3 kg2
Birthday: July 27
Blood Type: B
Gen'yumaru is Orochimaru's current body. He was told to fight others Orochimaru had kept captive, and the winner would be able to go free. Gen'yumaru defeated them all, only to find that he was the next vessel for Orochimaru. As his last wish he asked Orochimaru to release his clan, which Orochimaru was holding captive for his experiments.

Gi'ichi

A worker and friend of Tazuna. Gi'ichi quit his job working on The Great Naruto Bridge because he feared the consequences of angering Gatô. He later joins Inari in rallying up the villagers to fight against Gatô and push his thugs out of the Land of the Waves for good.

In the English manga, his name is spelled with the apostrophe while in the original Japanese anime, his name is spelled in Roman characters without the apostrophe.

Hagane Kotetsu

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Hagane Kotetsu

Name: はがねコテツ
Age: 241
Rank: Chūnin1
Height: 167,5 cm1
Weight: 52,3 kg1
Birthday: July 21
Blood Type: B
Registration #: 012050
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Magen: Kokoni Arazu no Jutsu (Demonic Illusion: False Surroundings Technique)
Hagane Kotetsu and his comrade, Kamizuki Izumo, attempted to hold their very own unofficial first test of the Chūnin exam. Before the Chūnin exam has even begun, they used Demonic Illusion: False Surroundings Technique (Magen: Kokoni Arazu no Jutsu) to change the meeting room's number. Later, they tried to persuade the Genin who showed up to quit right there and then. He and Izumo were disguised as Genin and claimed to have failed the exams three times in a row. They were Chūnin moderators for the first test. In his Genin disguise Kotetsu carried two large kunai-style weapons on his back. Normally he wears an ordinary Chūnin uniform. He has a rectangular markings on his chin and cheeks, and wears a piece of cloth over his nose and cheeks.
After the Godaime Hokage took office, Kotetsu and Izumo would act as personal assistants to her office.

Trivia

  • The name "Hagane" means steel or "full metal" (the condition metal is in once it has been properly tempered for sword making) and "Kotetsu" means "Little steel".
  • There was a Japanese battleship called Kotetsu.
  • Both Kotetsu and Izumo share their names with Japanese ships.

Haku

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Haku

Name: Haku, 白
Age: 15 (deceased)1
Height: 155,92 cm1
Weight: 43,2 kg1
Birthday: January 9
Blood Type: O
Affiliation: Momochi Zabuza
Signature Ability: Makyō Hyōshō (Demonic Mirror Ice Crystals), Sensatsu Suishō (Thousand Flying Water Needles of Death), Shunshin no Jutsu (Body Flicker Technique)

ボクは大切な人を護りたい…
その人の為に働き
その人の為に戦い
その人の夢を叶えたい…
Boku wa taisetsuna hito wo mamuritai...
Sono hito no tame ni hataraki
Sono hito no tame ni tatakai
Sono hito no yume wo kanaetai...
"I want to protect my precious person...
Work for that person's sake
Fight for that person's sake
I want to make that person's wish come true..."(original Japanese version)

I'm willing to do whatever it takes... to fulfill that person's dreams... Doing so is my own dream. (Viz English manga translation)

"But you should care! That fat scumbag is desecrating him!!! He was your comrade... your partner... he worked for you for years!!!" and later, "He... he really cared about you!!! He was devoted to you!! But you think that's just nothing, that he was nothing. You don't feel a thing! Are you really that heartless? Is that how you get... when your powers are as strong as yours are? He gave his life for you! - Uzumaki Naruto (to Momochi Zabuza) (Viz English manga translation)

Haku was born in a snowy village in Mizu no Kuni (Land of Water). In his first appearance, he masqueraded as a hunter-nin from the Kirigakure (Hidden Mist), sent to kill Momochi Zabuza. Haku came from an advanced bloodline and had many special techniques, the most powerful being the Makyō Hyōshō (Demonic Mirror Ice Crystals), but he also attacked using Sensatsu Suishō (Thousand Flying Water Needles of Death) and Senbon (Acupuncture Needles). Haku is a master of acupuncture as he displays by managing to strike Zabuza in such a way that he appears to be dead, but is actually in a death-like state and awakened later.

During Haku's childhood, wars ravaged the Mizu no Kuni, and since those of advanced bloodlines were commonly used as the most terrifying tools of war, many people irrationally dreaded and hated people of advanced bloodlines. When Haku's father found out that his mother was of an advanced bloodline he killed her and then tried to kill Haku, too, but Haku overpowered him and killed him, instead. He wandered the wave country as an unwanted child until he was found by Zabuza, who agreed to take him in and wanted to merely use him as a tool.

In Zabuza's last battle over the great Naruto bridge, Haku sacrifices his life by taking Hatake Kakashi's Raikiri (Lightning Blade) which was aimed at Zabuza. Haku says he was fighting for his own dream—making Zabuza's dreams come true—but in the end, he fought for the dreams of Uchiha Sasuke, Uzumaki Naruto and Haruno Sakura as well, by putting Sasuke in a temporary death-like state like he does to Zabuza, when he could easily kill him.

Trivia

  • The name "Haku" means "white" but also carries the meaning of "blank", or "unwritten" and also "untarnished" . Some say that Haku also means "snow" like the country he was originally born in.
  • In the Malay dubbed anime version, "Haku" is called "Shiro". This might have been a mistake by the translators because the Japanese character for "Haku" and "Shiro" are the same.
  • Many mistook Haku for being a girl when unmasked including Naruto himself.
  • Haku is the only known ninja in the series to perform hand seals using only one hand.
  • In Vol. 3 of the American Manga, instead of Makyō Hyōshō (Demonic Mirror Ice Crystals) the translator for Viz wrote "Secret Art of Water Ice Crystal Magic Mirror Technique"

Haruno Sakura

Name: Haruno Sakura, 春野サクラ
Age: 132
Rank: Chūnin4
Height: 150,1 cm2
Weight: 35,9 kg2
Birthday: March 28
Blood Type: O
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Dokumeki no Jutsu (Poison Extraction Technique), Bunshin no Jutsu (Art of the Doppelganger), Kawarimi no Jutsu (Change of Body Technique)
For more information, see here.

Hatake Family

(はたけ家, Hatake ke, "Hatake Family")

Hatake Kakashi

Name: Hatake Kakashi, はたけカカシ
Age: 293
Rank: Jōnin2
Height: 181 cm2
Weight: 67,5 kg2
Birthday: September 15
Blood Type: O
Registration #: 009720
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf )
Signature Ability: Sharingan, Chidori (Called Raikiri (Lightning Blade) after Kakashi cut a bolt of lightning with it), Kuchiyose: Doton: Tsuiga no Jutsu (Summoning: Earth Release: Tracking Fang Technique), Fūja Hōin (Evil Sealing Method), Sennen Goroshi (One Thousand Years of Death), Doton: Shinjū Zanshu no Jutsu (Earth Release: Double Suicide Decapitation Technique), Magen: Narakumi no Jutsu (Demonic Illusion: Hell Viewing Technique), Suiton: Suijinheki (Water Release: Water Encampment Wall), Suiton: Suikōdan no Jutsu (Water Release: Water Shark Bullet Technique), Shunshin no Jutsu (Body Flicker Technique), Kage Bunshin no Jutsu (Art of the Shadow Doppelganger), Tajū Kage Bunshin no Jutsu (Multiple Shadow Clone Technique), Kawarimi no Jutsu (Change of Body Technique), Kuchiyose no Jutsu (Summoning Technique) (Dogs),
For more information, see here.

Hatake Sakumo

Name: Hatake Sakumo, はたけサクモ
Age: ? (deceased)2
Rank: Jōnin
Height: ?
Weight: ?
Birthday: ?
Blood Type: ?
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf )
Signature Ability: Hakkō Chakura Tō (White Chakra Sabre)
その親父さんの前では゛伝説の三忍゛の名すらかすむほどだった…
Sono Oji-san no mae dewa "Densetsu no Sannin" no na sura kasumu hodo datta...
"Before that father even the name of the "Legendary Sannin" grew dim..." - Yondaime Hokage (original Japanese version)

Hatake Sakumo, also know as Konoha's White Fang (木ノ葉の白い牙, Konoha no Shiroi Kiba) after the special white chakra he used, is the father of Hatake Kakashi. He was once as respected as the Legendary Sannin, but fell in disgrace after he failed a mission. This mission was vital to Konohagakure and the failure caused the village to suffer great losses. Sakumo failed it because he chose the lifes of his comrades over the success of the mission. Dishonoured, Sakumo comitted sepukku. His father's failure and suicide caused Kakashi to lead his life strictly according to the Ninja code. Sakumo left his White Chakra Sabre (白光チャクラ刀, Hakkō Chakura Tō) to Kakashi. This blade utilises the Hatake's special white chakra. It was cut in half during a fight between Kakashi and an Iwagakure shinobi.

Hokage

(火影, Hokage, "Fire Shadow") The Hokage are the strongest shinobi and the leaders of Konohagakure no Sato (Hidden Leaf Village). Since Konoha's founding by the Shodai Hokage around 60 years ago to the present day there have been 5 Hokage.

Hokage, First

Name: Shodai Hokage, 初代火影, "First Fire Shadow" or "Founding Fire Shadow"
Age: ? (deceased)
Rank: Hokage2
Height: 185,1 cm2
Weight: 74 kg2
Birthday: ?
Blood Type: ?
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Mokuton Hijutsu: Jukai Kōtan (Wood Release Secret Technique: Birth of Dense Woodland), Kokuangyou no Jutsu (Bringer of Darkness Technique)
The first of the Hokage, the Shodai is the founder of Konohagakure. He is the older brother of the Nidaime, and the grandfather of Tsunade (5th Hokage). He saw the people of Konoha as a part of him, and put them first before anything. His spirit even now takes a firm root in Konoha.

Trivia

  • He is often called Shodaime. This is wrong. His correct title is Shodai (Founder, First generation).

Hokage, Second

Name: Nidaime Hokage, 二代目火影, "Second Fire Shadow"
Age: ? (deceased)
Rank: Hokage2
Height: 182,3 cm2
Weight: 70,5 kg2
Birthday: ?
Blood Type: ?
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Suiton: Suijinheki (Water Release: Water Encampment Wall))
The younger brother of the Shodai. He greatly contributed to Konoha's establishment as a system. He was very proud of his superior combat ability, and was especially skillful at Suiton Jutsu. He was the teacher of the Sandaime, Mitokado Homura, and Utatane Koharu. He was the one who chose the Sandaime as his successor.

Hokage, Third (Sarutobi)

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Sandaime Hokage

Name: Sarutobi, 猿飛; Sandaime Hokage, 三代目火影, "Third Fire Shadow"
Age: 69 (deceased)2
Rank: Hokage2
Height: 163,1 cm2
Weight: 50,6 kg2
Birthday: February 8
Blood Type: A
Registration #: 000261
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Tōmegane no Jutsu (Telescope Technique), Shiki Fūin (Dead Demon Seal), Summoning Technique (Kuchiyose no Jutsu) (Enkōō Enma), Doton: Doryūheki (Earth Release: Earth Release Wall), Katon: Karyū Endan (Fire Release: Fire Dragon Flame Bullet), Shuriken Kage Bunshin no Jutsu (Shuriken Shadow Clone Technique)

"My precious people? Well... Konohamaru, my grandson over there... and... everybody else in this village." (Unofficial translation)

"Still you do not understand, Orochimaru? There is more to strength than seals and techniques!" (Unofficial translation)

"Why can't you be more like Orochimaru?" (To Jiraiya)

A Ninja who has achieved the name of Kage (Shadow), strongest ninja of a Hidden Village, the Third Hokage was the leader of Konohagakure. Sometimes referred to as Sandaime (3rd) because he was the third of five Konoha ninja to gain the title Hokage; he was also the 3rd face on the monument carved on the mountain overlooking Konoha Village. In the beginning of the manga and anime, he and Umino Iruka were virtually the only people in Konoha Village to have any sympathy or liking for Naruto. Said to be the strongest among all the generations of Hokages because of his genius, he was called The Professor or even known as God of Shinobi. He had a large and impressive arsenal of jutsu, which he had learnt over his many years serving Konohagakure. In fact, he was said to know all the jutsu from Konohagakure. However, his strength had begun to decrease with his old age, and he was—initially, at least—no match for his former student, Orochimaru, when the latter led the invasion on Konoha.

Having no other choice, the Hokage decided to sacrifice his life to seal Orochimaru's soul much like the fourth did to the Kyūbi. His old age and weakened state (including, but not limited to, his being impaled upon Orochimaru's Kusanagi no Tsurugi (Kusanagi Sword)) did not allow him to seal Orochimaru's whole soul, however, so he chose to only seal Orochimaru's arms, taking away all of his techniques and losing his life.

The third was previously the student of the 2nd Hokage, and the sensei of—apart from Orochimaru—Jiraiya and Tsunade, who are know as the Densetsu no Sannin (伝説の三忍, "Legendary Three Ninja").

Trivia

  • The Sandaime's real name is Sarutobi (猿飛), but it is unknown if this is his given or family name.
  • Sarutobi means "jumping like a monkey", and the name may have been inspired by Sarutobi Sasuke.
  • "Hokage", made up from the words "Ho" (fire) and "Kage" (shadow), refers to shadows created by light cast from flames.
  • It is often believed that the Sandaime and Sarutobi Asuma are related, because they share the name Sarutobi. However, Sarutobi is Asuma's family name, while it is probably the Sandaime's given name.
  • Many aspects of his character are borrowed from the Chinese literature classic Journey to the West.
  • Masashi Kishimoto originally planned for the Third Hokage to be a dog, but eventually dumped the idea for being "too weird".

Hokage, Fourth

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Yondaime (4th) Hokage

Name in Japanese: Yondaime Hokage, 四代目火影, "Fourth Fire Shadow"
Age: ? (deceased)
Rank: Hokage2
Height: 179,2 cm2
Weight: 66,1 kg2
Birthday: January 25
Blood Type: B
Registration #: ?
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Rasengan, Kuchiyose no Jutsu (Summoning Technique) (Toads), Shiki Fūin (Dead Demon Seal), Hakke no Fūin Shiki (Eight Trigrams Sealing Style), Shishō Fūin (Four Symbols Seal), Hiraishin no Jutsu (Flying Thunder God Technique)

"If only the Fourth were here..." - Mitarashi Anko
"Don't say that. He has died and saved this village already." - Third Hokage (Unofficial translation)

The Yondaime Hokage, also known as "The Yellow Flash of Konoha" (木ノ葉の黄色い閃光, Konoha no Kiiroi Senkō), was the brave Ninja who was responsible for sealing the Kyūbi no Yōko (Nine-tailed Demon Fox) inside Naruto, is remembered for his heroic acts on the monument which overshadows Konohagakure. Before he performed the seal, which would destroy the Demon Fox and himself, he said that he did not want Naruto to be viewed as the container of a monster but as a hero who saved the Leaf Village from annihilation. He was a student of Jiraiya's, and later the sensei of Hatake Kakashi, Uchiha Obito, and Rin. Another speculation has been that he could be related to Naruto due to the blond hair and blue eyes they both possess and the similarities in their personalities as noted by Jiraiya.

Hokage, Fifth (Tsunade)

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Tsunade

Name: Tsunade, 綱手; Godaime Hokage, 五代目火影, "Fifth Fire Shadow"
Age: 512
Rank: Hokage2
Height: 163,1 cm2
Weight: 48,9 kg2
Birthday: August 2
Blood Type: B
Registeration #: 002302
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Kuchiyose no Jutsu (Summoning Technique) (Slugs), Shōsen Jutsu (Mystical Palm Technique), Tsūtenkyaku (Painful Sky Leg), Sōzō Saisei (Creation Rebirth), Infūin: Kai (Shadow Seal: Release), Ranshinshō (Important Body Points Disturbance), Henge no Jutsu (Transformation Technique)

ここからは私も……命を懸ける!!
Koko kara wa watashi mo......inochi wo kakeru!!
"From here on, I too......am going to risk my life!!" (Unofficial translation)

The granddaughter of the Shodai Hokage and the kunoichi of the three legendary Sannin (伝説の三忍, Densetsu no Sannin) who is now also known as the Fifth Hokage. Tsunade is a medic ninja as well as a "slug tamer". As a disciple of the Sandaime Hokage, her fellow students included Orochimaru and Jiraiya. Even though she is around 50 years old, her henge makes it appear as if she were still 20. Her skills would have been key in healing Orochimaru's sealed arms, but she refused and proceeded to fight both him and Kabuto. Her freakish strength could kill Orochimaru with one direct hit, but her summoned giant slug, Katsuyu is not quite as strong as Jiraiya's toad, Gamabunta. One of her more powerful techniques is cellular regeneration, which requires an immense amount of chakra. She was impaled by Orochimaru's Kusanagi no Tsurugi (Kusanagi Sword) numerous times while protecting Naruto but easily regenerated herself.

"In other words...I'll never die in battle...ever!" (Unofficial translation)

This skill, however, requires so much chakra that her youthful illusion is dispelled shortly after using it; the cells also divide so rapidly that they approach apoptosis faster, aging her even further.

During one of the Great Ninja Wars, both her younger brother (Nawaki) and lover (Dan) were killed; similar to Naruto, they both had dreams of being the Hokage and protecting the ones they loved. After their deaths, Tsunade as a medic ninja ironically developed a phobia of blood. But after protecting Naruto she overcame this phobia for the sake of those most precious to her. After Nawaki's and Dan's deaths she left Konohagakure together with her apprentice, and Dan's niece, Shizune.

One of her noteworthy possessions was her grandfather's amulet (The Shodai Hokage), a necklace that could buy up to three mountains. She "lost" it to Naruto in a bet she made with him to prove a point by challenging him to learn the high-level technique Rasengan in only a week. Even though the people close to her she had given the necklace to up to that point had died shortly after, she decided to give it to Naruto anyway who, after all, until he becomes Hokage simply refuses to die.

Tsunade is also a compulsive gambler, who has the unfortunate disadvantage of having terrible luck. As a result, she has been elevated to legendary status as "The Legendary Sucker" (伝説のカモ, Densetsu no Kamo), for the gross profits made off her misfortune and gambling addiction. However, in many cases of the manga and anime, she does win big occasionally, and this usually serves as an omen.

After some initial reluctance, Tsunade agreed to take the title of the Fifth Hokage and lead Konohagakure, and later has decided to take Haruno Sakura in as her student.

Trivia

  • The names of Tsunade, Jiraiya and Orochimaru come from the Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari (児雷也豪傑物語, "The tale of the gallant Jiraiya") from Japanese literature. The Tsunade in this story excelled in slug magic and was married to Jiraiya.
  • The name "Tsunade" (綱手) means "mooring rope". The name of her brother Nawaki (縄樹) means "rope wood"

Hoshigaki Kisame

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Hoshigaki Kisame

Name: Hoshigaki Kisame, 干柿鬼鮫
Age: 292
Height: 195 cm2
Weight: 83,1 kg2
Birthday: March 18
Blood Type: AB
Ring: 南 (Minami/nan, south)
Position: Left ring finger
Partner: Uchiha Itachi
Affiliation: Akatsuki, Nukenin (Missing-nin) from Kirigakure (Hidden Mist)
Signature Ability: Samehada, Suiton: Bakusui Shōha (Water Release: Exploding Water Shockwave), Suiton: Goshokuzame (Water Release: Five Eating Sharks), Suiton: Suikōdan no Jutsu (Water Release: Water Shark Bullet Technique), Mizu Bunshin no Jutsu (Water Doppelganger), Suirō no Jutsu (Water Prison Technique)

Hoshigaki Kisame, along with Uchiha Itachi attempted to kidnap Uzumaki Naruto for Akatsuki purposes several years ago, but were effectively thwarted by Jiraiya, both in battle and by his mere presence. Kisame and his sword (Samehada, 鮫肌, "Shark skin") both have shark-like characteristics (pointy teeth and gills for Kisame, and a spiky sword similar to sharkskin or teeth.) The sword also has the ability to drain chakra upon striking an opponent.

Trivia

  • Kisame (鬼鮫) means ogre shark, probably a reference to his tall height and appearance.
  • Hoshigaki (干柿) means dried persimmon.

Hyuga Clan

(日向一族, Hyūga Ichizoku, "Hyuga family") One of the oldest and most noble clans in Konoha. The Hyūga family is split up in two houses. The Main house (宗家, Sōke) and the Branch house (分家, Bunke). The members of the Bunke are branded with a Juin (Cursed Seal). This seal gives the Souke members absolute control over the Bunke Members, because they can destroy the Bunke members' brains with a simple hand gesture. This seal also makes sure the secret of the Hyūga Kekkei genkai, the Byakugan, is safe, because it seals the Byakugan after the wearer of the seal dies. The seal only disappears after death.

Trivia

Hyuga Hanabi

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Hyūga Hanabi

Name: Hyuga Hanabi, 日向ハナビ, Hyūga Hanabi
Age: 7
Height: 132,4 cm1
Weight: 28,9 kg1
Birthday: March 27
Blood Type: A
Affiliation: Hyūga clan (Sōke), Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Byakugan (Evil Eye, literally "White Eye"), Jūken (Gentle Fist)

Hanabi is the second daughter of Hyūga Hiashi, and thus Hinata's younger sister. Despite their difference in years, it has been implied that Hanabi is more powerful than Hinata.

Trivia

  • Hanabi means "fireworks".

Hyuga Hiashi

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Hyūga Hinashi

Name: Hyuga Hiashi, 日向ヒアシ, Hyūga Hiashi
Age: 422
Height: 176,5 cm2
Weight: 66,4 kg2
Birthday: January 8
Blood Type: B
Registration #: 005159
Affiliation: Hyuga clan (Sōke), Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Byakugan (Evil Eye, literally "White Eye"), Jūken (Gentle Fist), Hakkeshō Kaiten (Eight Trigram Palms Heavenly Spin), Juin Jutsu (Cursed Seal Technique)

Hyuga Hiashi is the twin brother of Hyuga Hizashi, but was born into the world first, making him a main house member. He has two daughters, Hyuga Hinata, the elder, and Hyuga Hanabi, the younger; while Hinata should have been the heir by tradition, he picks Hanabi over her because she clearly seems stronger, and goes to the extreme of all but disowning Hinata completely, putting her under Yuhi Kurenai's responsibility. He was also the one to put the Cursed seal (Juin jutsu) on his nephew, Hyuga Neji.

When he killed a shinobi from Kumogakure (Hidden Cloud) who came under false pretenses of signing a peace treaty and was in fact attempting to kidnap Hinata to gain the secret of the Byakugan (Evil Eye, Literally "White Eye"), Kumogakure demanded that the body of Hiashi be delivered to them as compensation as directed in the terms of the treaty. Hiashi's brother, Hizashi, volunteered to be killed instead of Hiashi, thus saving his life. Hiashi decided not to tell Hizashi's son, Neji, that his father volunteered to die, until he felt that Neji would be mentally ready to accept this over the much more comfortable belief that the Hyuga main house was responsible for his death. This moment came after Neji's loss to Uzumaki Naruto in battle.

Hiashi took an active role in the war between Konoha and the Sand/Sound alliance, blasting away all hostile forces who dared approach.

During the time between the Chūnin exam and Uchiha Sasuke leaving the village, Hiashi seems to have realised that the family bond that should be keeping the clan together had been falling apart. He apparently set his sights on mending it by taking his elder daughter back in and training his nephew, even though he is from the branch house, a former Hyuga clan taboo.

Trivia

  • Hiashi means "daytime".

Hyuga Hinata

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Hyūga Hinata

Name: Hyuga Hinata, 日向ヒナタ, Hyūga Hinata
Age: 132
Rank: Chūnin2
Height: 148,3 cm2
Weight: 38,2 kg2
Birthday: December 27
Blood Type: A
Registration #: 012612
Affiliation: Hyūga clan (Sōke), Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Byakugan (Evil Eye, literally "White Eye"), Jūken (Gentle Fist)

"Let me give you this warning... Quit now. You do not make a good shinobi. You always avoid conflict and seek harmony, and just go along with somebody else's idea. The truth is that you do not want to be here at all, but the exam had to be taken in teams of three, and you couldn't resist the pressure from your two teammates... you are actually now thinking about how you want to be out of this place. Am I not right?" - Hyuga Neji (Unofficial translation)

"You are not the only special guy here. Hinata... was suffering like you. She is from the head family and wanted to change herself because nobody would acknowledge her. That was her motivation, and she fought you even when she was injured. That goes for you too! The branch house should protect the head house, yet you almost killed Hinata in an EXAM! You were trying hard to fight against your fate, WEREN'T YOU?!" - Uzumaki Naruto (to Hyuga Neji) (Unofficial translation)

"I-I'm sorry, Naruto... Kiba didn't mean that the way it sounded..." (Viz English manga translation)

One of the rare people who have had a positive outlook on Naruto when he was largely seen as a good-for-nothing reincarnation of a monster fox is Hyuga Hinata, the daughter of Hyuga Hiashi, a former member of Yuhi Kurenai's Genin team 8 and now a Chūnin level ninja. She is a Member of the Hyūga clan, main house, possesses the Byakugan and can effectively use the Jūken (Gentle Fist fighting style); And even though her skills have been subpar in the past to the point of her father all but practically disowning her until just recently, she is essentially a talented ninja with a severe problem of self-confidence. Hinata entered her first Chūnin Selection Exam so she can change herself.

If not Naruto's number one fan, Hinata is at least a major contender. Growing up with the major issue of believing in herself as a human being forced unto her by her demanding father, when Naruto started rambling about getting people to acknowledge him and becoming Hokage she was just about the only person who took him seriously. When girls started being interested in boys, usually Sasuke, Hinata found herself developing feelings for Naruto. While the rest of the world pointed at Naruto and laughed, Hinata looked at him in awe and admiration, often while blushing.

Naruto himself, not blessed with the best perceptive abilities in the world (to say the least), introduces her as "a shy, dark, weird girl who always looks away when I look at her" (unofficial translation); and even though she later says and does a number of things that positively impress him, he only gets a glimpse of what kind of a person she is when he witnesses her fight with Hyuga Neji in the preliminary chūnin exams, third stage. In that fight, Hinata says that she entered the fight to change herself, proclaims that she will not run away or take back her words anymore and simply refuses to give up fighting even when the situation seems hopeless, while Neji does his best to mentally attack her and says that dropouts remain dropouts and people cannot change. Hinata suffers critical injuries and loses the fight to the obviously stronger Neji, but the positive impression she makes and the negative impression Neji makes on Naruto are so strong that he makes a promise to her, swearing on her blood that he will beat Neji in battle.

One month later, Hinata sees Naruto again, who is feeling quite bothered because he has an upcoming match with Neji, too. He confides in her that he's starting to doubt himself, and he's only acting strong because he's frustrated from screwing up all the time. She tells him that she does think he is a strong person who makes mistakes and learns from them. This considerably eases his worries and he leaves, not before saying that he's decided that he really likes people like her. He does not, of course, notice that this has sent her into a blushing, shocked reverie (which comically goes undisturbed even when Kiba arrives, puzzling him greatly).

When Naruto left for his three-year training period with Jiraiya Hinata apparently was on good terms with both her father and Neji, having had settled her issues with both. She also went to see Naruto off personally but ultimately did not gather the courage to actually do it, instead watching him from afar as always and resolving that she must work harder, too; a vow that was to be fulfilled, since she passed the exam and became a Chūnin during Naruto's absence.

Trivia

  • 日向 can be pronounced as both "Hinata" and "Hyūga".

Hyuga Hizashi

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Hyūga Hizashi

Name: Hyuga Hizashi, 日向ヒザシ, Hyūga Hizashi
Age: 32 years old (deceased)1
Rank: Jōnin1
Height: 176,5 cm1
Weight: 66,4 kg1
Birthday: January 8
Blood Type: B
Registration #: 005160
Affiliation: Hyūga clan (Bunke), Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Byakugan (Evil Eye, literally "White Eye")

"And war was averted... because of Hyuga Hiashi's double, who was sacrificed by the head family... MY FATHER!" - Hyuga Neji (Unofficial translation)

Hyuga Hizashi was the twin brother of Hyuga Hiashi, but he was born second into the world, making him a branch house member; this made his emotions torn, caring for his brother on the one hand but feeling separated and the victim of a terrible injustice on the other. As Hizashi's son, Hyuga Neji and Hiashi's daughter, Hyuga Hinata matured, the relationship between Hizashi and Hiashi became more tense and resentful, as it slowly dawned on Hizashi that his own son, even if he turned out to be the most powerful Hyuga of the next generation (which he did), would never lead the clan. Upon seeing the hatred in Hizashi's eyes, Hiashi activated the Juin (Cursed seal) on his forehead, paining him to no end and bringing him inches from death.

When Hiashi killed the head shinobi from Kumogakure (Hidden Cloud) who came under false pretenses of signing a peace treaty and was in fact attempting to kidnap Hinata to gain the secret of the Byakugan (Evil Eye, literally White Eye), Kumogakure demanded that the body Hiashi be delivered to them as compensation. Hizashi volunteered to be killed instead of Hiashi, thus saving his brother's life and ending his own.

Trivia

  • The name "Hizashi" means "sunlight" or "rays of the sun" and is specifically used to describe sunlight strong enough to cause sunburn.

Hyuga Neji

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Hyūga Neji

Name: Hyuga Neji, 日向ネジ, Hyūga Neji
Age: 142
Rank: Jōnin2
Height: 160,1 cm2
Weight: 46,8 kg2
Birthday: July 3
Blood Type: O
Registration #: 012587
Affiliation: Hyuga clan (Bunke), Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Byakugan (Evil Eye, literally "White Eye"), Jūken (Gentle Fist), Hakkeshō Kaiten (Eight Trigram Palms Heavenly Spin), Hakke Rokujuyon Shō (Eight Trigrams Sixty-Four Palms), Hakke Kūshō (Eight Trigrams Empty Palm), Hakke Hyaku Nijūha Shō (Eight Trigrams One Hundred Twenty-Eight Palms) (Anime only)

"Talent is decided at birth... you could say that everything is decided when a person is born. [...] People must live within their own unchangeable flow. the only destiny that every person shares... is death..."

"You're wrong, brother Neji. Because I can see it... it's not me at all... the person trapped and suffering within the fate of the head and branch families is you." - Hyuga Hinata (Unofficial translation)

A Genin at the start of the series, Hyuga Neji is the #1 rookie of his Ninja Academy graduating class during the first several volumes of the manga. He is also considered to be the strongest and most talented of all the Konoha Genin who attended the Chūnin exam during that arc, and is the first of them (and currently the only one) to become a Jōnin. He is currently on the same team as Tenten, Rock Lee and their sensei, Maito Gai.

A member of the Hyūga Clan, branch house, Neji can never be leader of his clan despite effectively using the Jūken and his Byakugan (Evil Eye, literally "White Eye") being advanced to the point of being able to see the chakra opening points. Neji also has a very powerful defense in the form of the Hakkeshō Kaiten (Eight Trigram Palms Heavenly Spin), along with the Hakke Rokujuyon Shō (Eight Trigrams Sixty-Four Palms), (and, in the anime, the Hakke Hyaku Nijūha Shō (Eight Trigrams One Hundred Twenty-Eight Palms)) which effectively seals off a person's chakra points, rendering them useless. However, there is a weakness to his Byakugan (360 degree vision), being a blind spot located behind his first thoracic vertebra. He is a very heavy taijutsu user, naturally being proficient in the Leaf's strongest taijutsu style: Jūken (Gentle Fist). Since taijutsu are physical attacks, he is a good close range fighter, and a long-range defender with his Kaiten.

Neji used to be particularly bitter about his own destiny, forced on him by the fact that his father, Hyuga Hizashi, was born into the world after his uncle, Hyuga Hiashi, even though they were twins. This made Hiashi a member of the main family and Hizashi, as well as Neji, a member of the branch family. In his childhood, Neji had nothing against the main family as he was probably being too naïve to fully understand the implications of being a branch family member, but as he grew up seeing his father feeling nothing but hatred for his own brother and the main family, he gradually came to resent it himself. His resentment only deepened as he witnessed his father enraged first hand while watching Hyuga Hinata, Hiashi's elder daughter and then the destined Hyūga main family heir, train with her father; for he knew that his own son, Neji, will never be the heir of his clan. Detecting Hizashi's vibes of animosity, Hiashi activated the Juin (Cursed seal), putting his brother in immense pain as his nerves were being attacked. It was Neji's first encounter with the Hyuga Curse Seal.

It was not until the incident with Kumogakure (Hidden Cloud)'s and Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)'s peace treaty, however, that Neji truly became who he were when he showed up for the Chūnin exams. The two villages, which were at war with one another, apparently decided to sign a treaty, and for this representatives from Kumogakure arrived. On the same day, the very same curse seal that tortured his father was put upon Neji himself; and that night, the ambassador from the Lightning country attempted to kidnap Hinata, revealing that the intention of the "treaty" was all along to get into the Fire country and acquire the secret of Byakugan. Hiashi detected the intruder and killed him at once, for which Kumogakure, absurdly, requested payback in the form of Hiashi's dead body. That day, Neji's father was sent to his death instead of Hiashi, and Neji grew up believing that his father was sent against his will to protect the Hyuga clan's secret bloodline.

This chain of events drove him to the point of believing that destiny, what we are born as and our features are decided from birth and there's no way to escape or change them. His pent-up hatred reached the stage of attempting to kill Hinata in the Chūnin exam third stage preliminaries, causing lasting damage, but not before mentally crippling her with harsh words manufactured to hurt, scare and unbalance her.

In this he acquired the blood-sworn grudge (no less) of one Uzumaki Naruto, who—in true Naruto fashion—was not at all impressed with Neji's sob story, owing to the fact that his own life story isn't all that happier. He was suffering from an irremovable seal signifying an inescapable part of his identity and stigmatised based on this as well. When Naruto and Neji actually engage in battle in the third stage main event, Naruto emerges the victor through sheer faith in himself while accepting and embracing who he is (shown through him using Kyūbi's chakra to win).

Realisations and elations rain on Neji that day. Naruto's speeches on the fact that people can change, himself being an obvious in-your-face example for this, combined with his uncle's explanation that Neji's father chose to sacrifice himself for the clan rather than doing it involuntarily, amount to the conclusion that even a bird in a cage, if smart enough and having enough willpower, will open the lock with its beak and soar in the skies again.

The reformed Neji helped Nara Shikamaru and his team consisting of Uzumaki Naruto, Inuzuka Kiba, Akimichi Choji, and later Rock Lee and Gaara, Kankuro and Temari, on the failed mission to bring back Uchiha Sasuke from crossing over the Fire Country's borders. He fought and defeated Kidomaru of the Sound Four and was willing to risk his life for the sake of everyone. He is also apparently on good terms with the main house now, freely speaking with Hinata and even being trained by Hiashi.

During the two and a half years Naruto is away training with Jiraiya, Neji has become a Jōnin.

Trivia

  • Neji is the only known Hyuga clan member whose first name does not start with the letter H. His name means "Screw" or "Helix", which probably refers to his Kaiten (Heavenly Spin) technique.

Inari

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Inari

Name: Inari, イナリ
Age: 81
Height: 128,5 cm1
Weight: 27,6 kg1
Birthday: December 25
Blood Type: A
Affiliation: Namu no Kumi (Land of the Waves)
Signature Ability: Crossbow

"You figure it's noble to star in a melodrama and treat everyone around you like guests at your pity party? It takes a really big man to sit around and cry... you brat! You big baby!!!!" - Uzumaki Naruto (Viz English manga translation)

Inari is the son of Tsunami and the grandson of Tazuna. Inari's father having died before he got to know him, after meeting Kaiza they became very close to each other. Kaiza took a fatherly role in Inari's life and even became close to Tsunami. But when Kaiza was put to death by Gatō, Inari changed. He became a sad and angry boy, with little hope or optimism. Although after experiencing Uzumaki Naruto's character and finding out that Naruto had a past even worse than his, Inari realized the power of will over fate, and that no risk is too great to protect something precious. He therefore grabbed a crossbow and rallied the townspeople, who proceeded to rise up against Gatō's men. Along with Naruto and Hatake Kakashi, they were able to drive away Gatō's thugs.

Trivia

  • The name "Inari" comes from a traditional dish of a sweetened riceball or from a Shinto shrine dedicated to a fox spirit called "Inari".
  • Inari is also the name of the Japanese deity whom all kitsune (foxes) work for.

Inuzuka Family

(犬塚家, Inuzuka ke, "Inuzuka Family") This family is know for their usage of dogs as weapons. They have distinctive red markers on their cheeks.

Trivia

  • The name "Inuzuka", meaning "house of dogs", belongs to a clan which was one of the most powerful in the Chiba prefecture during the Edo period. They were known as "dog warriors" and worshipped Inu, a deity representing the zodiac sign of the dog. The name "Inuzuka" also originates from Hakkenden, a novel about a dog samurai.
  • The (known) Inuzuka members are all named after a part of the body of a dog (nose, claw, fang), while their dogs are named after colours (red, gray, black).

Akamaru

Name: Akamaru, 赤丸
Age: 42
Height: 29,1 cm2
Weight: 5,3 kg2
Birthday: July 7
Blood Type: ?
Partner: Inuzuka Kiba
Affiliation: Inuzuka family, Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Jūjin Bunshin (Beast Human Clone), Gatsūga (Double Piercing Fang) Kiba), Dainamikku Mākingu (Dynamic Marking), Jinjū Konbi Henge: Sōtōrō (Man Beast Combination Henge: Double-Headed Wolf) Kiba)

"Stop acting cool! Just use your dog or whatever." - Uzumaki Naruto
"You will soon regret having ever said that..." - Inuzuka Kiba (Unofficial translation)

Akamaru is Kiba's Ninken (忍犬, "Nin-dog"), best friend, and useful companion. Akamaru's heightened senses, such as smell and hearing, along with Kiba's power to communicate with him, make him a powerful tool for gathering and sharing information; he can also sense Chakra with his nose, so he can warn Kiba of a powerful enemy. Akamaru and Kiba almost always attack together and often use Jūjin Bunshin (Beast Human Clone) to confuse their opponents. They also have a very powerful technique, Jinjū Konbi Henge: Sōtōrō (Man Beast Combination Henge: Double-Headed Wolf), where they literally combine their bodies into one gigantic, white, two headed wolf creature, capable of absolutely devastating speed amd damage infliction.

Trivia

  • Kiba and Akamaru were both born on the same day, the Japanese Tanabata.
  • "Aka" means "Red". Whenever Akamaru eats a soldierpill, his fur turns red.

Haimaru Sankyodai

Name: Haimaru Sankyōdai, 灰丸三兄弟, "Haimaru Three Brothers" (a.k.a. "Haimaru Triplets")
Partner: Inuzuka Hana
Affiliation: Inuzuka family, Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
The Haimaru Sankyōdai are the canine companions of Inuzuka Hana. As their name suggests their fur is grey.

Trivia

  • Hai means grey.

Inuzuka Hana

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Inuzuka Hana

Name: Inuzuka Hana, 犬塚ハナ
Age: 182
Rank: Chūnin2
Height: 170,3 cm2
Weight: 52,5 kg2
Birthday: April 13
Blood Type: O
Registration #: 012368
Partner: Haimaru Sankyōdai
Affiliation: Inuzuka family, Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
The elder sister of Inuzuka Kiba. She's an excellent and respected veterinarian. Her canine companions are called the Haimaru Sankyōdai (Haimaru Triplets).

Trivia

  • Hana means nose. Although it could also mean flower, a possible reference to her personality being very different from that of her family members.

Inuzuka Kiba

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Inuzuka Kiba

Name: Inuzuka Kiba, 犬塚キバ
Age: 132
Rank: Chūnin2
Height: 152,5 cm2
Weight: 44,7 kg2
Birthday: July 7
Blood Type: B
Registration #: 012620
Partner: Akamaru
Affiliation: Inuzuka family, Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Jūjin Bunshin (Beast Human Clone), Gatsūga (Double Piercing Fang) (with Akamaru), Garōga (Double Wolf Fang), Shikyaku no Jutsu (Four Legs Technique), Jinjū Konbi Henge: Sōtōrō (Man Beast Combination Henge: Double-Headed Wolf) (with Akamaru)

"Who's acting? The way we've trained, no way you can beat us! Hee hee hee!" - Kiba (Viz English manga translation)

A Genin level ninja, Inuzuka Kiba is a member of Kurenai's Team 8 together with Aburame Shino and Hyūga Hinata. Always accompanied by his Ninken (忍犬, "Nin-dog") Akamaru, Kiba is able to communicate with him and gain information from Akamaru's heightened senses of smell and hearing. Kiba himself also has heightened senses, and many of his Jutsu involve canine abilities. For instance, by focusing his Chakra to his nose he can multiply the power of his sense of smell a thousandfold. When he battled Uzumaki Naruto at the Chūnin exam third stage preliminaries, he was very much at an advantage until his heightened sense of smell backfired due to circumstances invoked by Naruto and involving Methane.
During Naruto's absence, he appears to also have been promoted to Chūnin.

Trivia

  • Kiba and Akamaru were both born on the same day, the Japanese Tanabata.
  • Kiba means fang.

Inuzuka Tsume

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Inuzuka Tsuma

Name: Inuzuka Tsume, 犬塚ツメ
Age: 362
Rank: Tokubetsu Jōnin2
Height: 163 cm2
Weight: 51,5 kg2
Birthday: August 12
Blood Type: B
Registration #: 007350
Partner: Kuromaru
Affiliation: Inuzuka family, Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Inuzuka Tsume is the mother of Hana and Kiba. During the Invasion of Konoha, she fought alongside her dog Kuromaru.

Trivia

  • Tsume means nail or talon.

Kuromaru

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Kuromaru

Name: Kuromaru, 黒丸
Partner: Inuzuka Tsume
Affiliation: Inuzuka family, Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
The canine companion of Inuzuka Tsume. He has a wolfish appearance and misses his left ear and right eye. As his name suggests his fur is black. He also has the ability to talk.

Trivia

  • Kuro means black.

Jiraiya

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Jiraiya

Name: Jiraiya, 自来也
Age: 512
Height: 191.2 cm2
Weight: 87.5 kg2
Birthday: November 11
Blood Type: B
Registration #: 002301
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Kuchiyose no Jutsu (Summoning Technique) (Toads), Kuchiyose: Gamakuchi Shibari (Summoning: Toad Mouth Bind), Kuchiyose: Yatai Kuzushi no Jutsu (Summoning: Food Cart Destroyer Technique), Doton: Yomi Numa (Earth Release: Swamp of the Underworld), Katon: Gamayu Endan (Fire Release: Toad Oil Flame Bullet) (with Gamabunta), Hari Jizō (Spiked Jizou), Rasengan, Fūka Hōin (Fire Sealing Method), Gogyō Kaiin (Five Elements Unseal)

"One of Konoha's legendary three... He's an opponent you may be able to face evenly, but I'm not sure about myself. Where we fight him doesn't matter." - Hoshigaki Kisame (to Uchiha Itachi) (Unofficial translation)

A former student of the Sandaime Hokage, he , Orochimaru and Tsunade are known as the "Densetsu no Sannin" (伝説の三忍, "Legendary Three Nin") or simply the "Sannin", while Jiraiya himself is known as the "Gama Sennin" (蝦蟇仙人, "Toad Hermit"). He was the jōnin sensei of the Yondaime Hokage and two, as of yet unknown, genin. Having left Konohagakure for as of yet unknown reasons, he became an author of adult novels—his most popular work being "Make-Out Paradise" (イチャイチャパラダイス, Icha Icha Paradaisu), which Hatake Kakashi enjoys. When he reappears, Jiraiya is in Konoha spying on women bathing as "research" for his next novel. It is at this point that fate arranges for his meeting with Uzumaki Naruto. He removes the Gokyō Fūin (Five Elements Seal) that Orochimaru put on Naruto during the second part of the Chūnin exam in the Forest of Death, which prevented him from using Kyūbi's chakra and made his chakra unstable. He also gives him special training for the last trial of the Chūnin Selection Exam which includes Naruto tapping into some of Kyūbi's strength at will and Kuchiyose no Jutsu (Summoning Technique).

After the death of the Third Hokage, the village elders (Mitokado Homura and Utatane Koharu) asked Jiraiya to lead them and take up the title of the Fifth Hokage. Jiraiya declined, and instead promised to search for Tsunade whom he thought would do a better job as Hokage.

Trivia

  • The kanji of his name (自来也) has a double meaning as "coming on one's own", which pretty much describes his personality; quietly appearing and disappearing from Konoha at any time.
  • The names of Jiraiya, Tsunade and Orochimaru come from the Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari (児雷也豪傑物語, "The tale of the gallant Jiraiya") from Japanese literature. The Jiraiya in this story excelled in summoning a giant toad (the toad itself was sometimes called "Jiraiya") and toad magic. In that story, Jiraiya and Tsunade were a married couple.
  • In this story, Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari (児雷也豪傑物語, "The tale of the gallant Jiraiya"), his name is written as "児雷也" meaning "Young Thunder" which in turn comes from the name Garaiya (我来也, "I came") from the Chinese story Kaishi (諧史).
  • The kanji on Jiraiya's forehead protector (油, Abura) means "oil", which probably has to do with the usage of toad oil (蝦蟇の油, Gama no Abura) for medicine.
  • The Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari is often played in Kabuki nowadays. The way Jiraiya is dressed is similar to what he looks like in the Kabuki play. The way he talks is also from Kabuki.

Kagari

Name: Kagari, 篝
Age: 171
Rank: Genin1
Height: 168,8 cm1
Weight: 54 kg1
Birthday: November 16
Blood Type: O
Registration #: R1-125
Affiliation: Amegakure (Hidden Rain)
Signature Ability: Doton: Dochū Eigyo no Jutsu (Earth Release: Underground Projection Fish), Oboro Bunshin no Jutsu (Haze Clone Technique), Kori Shinchū no Jutsu (Sly Mind Affect Technique)
The teammate of Oboro and Mubi. He wears a breathing mask and a cloth over his eyes.

Kaiza

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Kaiza

Name: Kaiza, カイザ
Age: 30 (deceased)1
Height: 1831
Weight: 751
Birthday: August 21
Blood Type: A
Affiliation: Namu no Kuni (Land of Waves)

"If something is truly precious to you... even if you lose your life... with these two arms you must protect it!". (Unofficial translation)

A fisherman who came to Namu no Kuni, Kaiza became known as the "Hero of the City" in which Tazuna, Inari and Tsunami lived. Kaiza also became a father figure for Inari, and taught him the principles of being a man. Accused of being a terrorist against the Gatō Corp., he was executed publicly by Gatō's men and under his orders. In the death of Kaiza, the source of the city's courage, so too died the bravery within the hearts of the people. It was from this point that Gatō's will truly dominated Namu no Kuni.

Kakko

Name: Kakkō, カッコウ
Age: 27 (deceased)2
Rank: Jōnin2
Height: 180,3 cm2
Weight: 68,3 kg2
Birthday: July 5
Blood Type: B
Registration #: I W06219
Affiliation: Iwagakure (Hidden Rock)
Signature Ability: Doton: Iwayado Kuzushi (Earth Release: Rock Lodging Destruction)
An Iwagakure shinobi who has the honour of being the first person to be killed by Sharingan no Kakashi's Chidori during the Third Great Ninja War.

Kamatari

Name: Kamatari, ガマタリ
Affiliation: Sunagakure (Hidden Sand)
This weasel holds a huge sickle with which it can cause a lot of destruction very fast. It is summoned by Temari with Kuchiyose: Kirikiri Mai (Summoning: Quick Beheading Dance)

Trivia

  • This weasel is a Kamaitachi (鎌鼬, "Cutting weasel"). This is the same name as Temari's Kamaitachi no Jutsu (Cutting Whirlwind Technique). It comes from the phenomenon that you get cut if touched by a sickle, though you actually didn’t touch anything. The Japanese used to believe this was done by a mythical creature.

Kamizuki Izumo

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Kamizuki Izumo

Name: Kamizuki Izumo, 神月イズモ
Age: 241
Rank: Chūnin1
Height: 169 cm1
Weight: 58 kg1
Birthday: November 25
Blood Type: A
Registration #: 012049
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Kamizuki Izumo and his comrade, Hagane Kotetsu, attempted to hold their very own unofficial first test of the Chūnin exam. Before the Chūnin exam has even begun, Kotetsu used Magen: Kokoni Arazu no Jutsu (Demonic Illusion: False Surroundings Technique) to change the meeting room's number. Later, they tried to persuade the Genin who showed up to quit right there and then. He and Kotetsu were disguised as Genin and claimed to have failed the exams three times in a row. They were Chūnin moderators for the first test.
After the Godaime Hokage took office, Izumo and Kotetsu act as personal assistants to her office.

Trivia

Kankuro

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Kankuro

Name: Kankuro, カンクロウ Kankurō
Age: 173
Rank: Jōnin3
Height: 167 cm2
Weight: 61,2 kg2
Birthday: May 15
Blood Type: B
Registration #: 54-002
Affiliation: Sunagakure (Hidden Sand)
Signature Ability: Kugutsu no Jutsu (Puppet Technique), Kurohigi Kiki Ippatsu (Black Secret Technique Machine One Shot)

"You're interesting. I like you." - Kankuro
"You're not interesting. I don't like you." - Uzumaki Naruto (Unofficial translation)

"That's enough! Just for once, Gaara... listen to what your big brother tells you!" -Kankuro, to Gaara (official VIZ translation)

Kankuro is Gaara's and Temari's brother and a powerful shinobi from the Sunagakure. Despite his incredible strength, he is still very much afraid of Gaara. He carries a strange thing on his back called "Karasu", which is basically a marionette that he can use in combination with a technique similar to Kawarimi no Jutsu (Change of Body Technique); he grabs his opponents with Karasu and then transforms Karasu in to whatever he pleases. He then unveils himself from the bandage and finishes his opponent off. He is also able to utilize devices implanted in the puppets, such as hidden knives, poison gas launchers, and heads and arms that can be independently used as projectiles. He later uses it in conjunction with another puppet called Kuroari, or Black Ant, which is a non-lethal trapping unit that holds opponents still for Karasu. There is a third puppet named Sanshōuo, but it has never been seen used. This prove to be a disadvantage when he fought against the Akatsuki member Akasuna no Sasori, who had created the puppets Kankuro used.

During the failed mission to retrieve Sasuke when he left Konohagakure, Gaara, Kankuro and Temari appeared to help the struggling leaf genin. Kankuro in particular appeared just in time to assist Kiba in his hopeless battle against Sakon (and Ukon), defeating them. When Naruto returns to the village two and a half years later from his training with Jiraiya, he discovers that Kankuro has become a Jōnin.

Kankuro's name in the Viz manga is usually spelled Kankuro but is sometimes spelled as Kankurou. The Revised Hepburn romanization is Kankurō.

Trivia

  • "Kankurō" is the name of a famous ninja and he often was pictured as a ninja with a crow (Karasu) as his pet. "Kankurō" is also the name of many famous Kabuki actors which shows in his face paint and quirky style of speech in the original Japanese versions.

Karura

Name:Karura, 加琉羅
Age: ? (deceased)2
Affiliation: Sunagakure (Hidden Sand)
砂の里「命運」を宿され犠牲となった悲劇の母!!
Suna no Sato "meiun" o yadosare gisei to natta higeki no haha!!
"The tragic mother that carried Suna no Sato's "fate" by becoming a sacrifice!!" (original Japanese version)
Karura is the wife of the former Kazekage, and the mother of Gaara (And probably also the mother of Kankuro and Temari). Against her wishes, her husband had the spirit of a dead Sand priest imbued into her unborn son. She died while giving birth to Gaara because of Shukaku being sealed into Gaara. Before she died, she cursed Sunagakure, hoping her son would avenge her death and the horror she had been put through.

Trivia

  • The name "Karura" is made up of three kanji. Ka (加) means "Addition" or "Include", Ru (琉) means "Lapis Lazuli" and Ra (羅) comes from the word Ashura (阿修羅) ‘Fighting demon’. The Japanese believe Lapis Lazuli is a sacred stone in which the power of Buddha dwells. So the name Karura could be interpreted as meaning "Addition of (Buddha’s) power to the demon". Which is exactly what Karura did, adding power to the demon inside of Gaara with her hatred.

Katsuyu

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Katsuyu

Name: Katsuyu, カツユ
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Katsuyu Daibunretsu (Slug Great Division), Zesshi Nensan (Tongue Tooth Sticky Acid)
Katsuyu is the giant slug summoned by Tsunade.

Kaze no Kuni no Daimyo

Name: Kaze no Kuni no Daimyō, 風の国の大名, Kaze no Kuni's Daimyo
Age: 461
Height: 168 cm1
Weight: 68 kg1
Birthday: November 5
Blood Type: B
Affiliation: Kaze no Kuni (Land of Wind)
This is the Daimyo (warlord) of Kaze no Kuni (Land of Wind). He's the one responsible for cutting the budget of Sunagakure (Hidden Sand)

Kazekage (former)

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Kazekage (former)

Name: Kazekage, 風影 "Wind Shadow"
Age: 40(deceased)2
Rank: Kazekage2
Height: 176,5 cm2
Weight: 64,1 kg2
Birthday: March 29
Blood Type: A
Affiliation: Sunagakure (Hidden Sand)

The previous leader of Sunagakure (Hidden Sand). Kazekage translates to "Wind Shadow", though this is merely a title given to him because he is the leader of Sunagakure. The father of Sabaku no Gaara, Temari and Kankuro, it was his design that made Gaara what he is. With the military forces of Sunagakure being scaled down by the Daimyo (Warlord) of Kaze no Kuni (Land of Wind), the Kazekage realised that they must increase the quality of each Ninja to maintain a military force. As more time passed, the Daimyo started commissioning Konohagakure with request he should have been making to Sunagakure. On top of this, he began cutting back on Sunagakure's budget. The Kazekage realized that if he didn't act quickly, Sunagakure would be in danger of disappearing. So, joining with Otogakure, the Kazekage planned to attack Konohagakure in order to teach the Daimyo a lesson and to re-establish the Sunagakure's military force.

Things, however, definitely do not go as planned for him. Just before the Chūnin exam's third stage, where his attack is planned to take place, he is betrayed and assassinated by his ally, Orochimaru, who steals his identity. Ironically, the son whose life he made miserable, Gaara, becomes the new Kazekage in his place.

Kin Tsuchi

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Kin

Name: Kin Tsuchi, キン・ツチ
Age: 14 (deceased)1
Height: 150 cm1
Weight: 39 kg1
Birthday: July 6
Blood Type: O
Affiliation: Otogakure (Hidden Sound)
Signature Ability: Genjutsu bells

A Genin level ninja, not much is known about this Sound Ninja. She is in the Chūnin Selection Exam on a mission with her comrades to kill Uchiha Sasuke. In the third stage preliminaries she is matched against Nara Shikamaru, who defeats her through his Kagemane no Jutsu (The Art of Me-and-My-Shadow) by contracting his shadow and sneaking it under the string attached to a needle she threw; she did not notice that a string at that height wouldn't cast a shadow.

Kin is later killed by Orochimaru, her master, in order to be one of the sacrifices needed to summon the Shodai and Nidaime Hokage from their graves with his Kuchiyose: Edo Tensei (Summoning: Impure World Resurrection).

Trivia

  • Kin is named for the sound of metal clashing.

Konohamaru

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Konohamaru

Name: Konohamaru, 木ノ葉丸
Age: 92
Rank: Genin4
Height: 130,6 cm2
Weight: 29,5 kg2
Birthday: December 30
Blood Type: B
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Oiroke no Jutsu (Ninja Centerfold), Kakuremino no Jutsu (Cloak of Invisibility Technique)

The grandson of the Sandaime Hokage, Konohamaru feels he is unacknowledged for that exact reason. Although he was still only in the Ninja Academy, he constantly attempted to surprise attack his grandfather so he can defeat him and acquire the acknowledgement of the Hokage name. Tutored by Ebisu, it is only through Uzumaki Naruto's influence that Konohamaru realized that there will be no shortcuts to becoming Hokage. That it is a dream that will take many years of hard work and discipline to realize. Konohamaru hangs out with two friends, named Udon and Moegi. All three have become Genin and are in the new team formed under Ebisu as their mentor and leader.

Trivia

  • Konohamaru is named after the village he lives in: Konohagakure.

Kumo no Kuni no Shinobi Gashira

Name: Kumo no Kuni no Shinobi Gashira, 雲の国の忍頭, "Land of the Clouds' Head Shinobi"
Age: 42 (deceased)1
Rank: Shinobi Gashira (Head Shinobi, probably Jōnin-level)1
Height: 177 cm1
Weight: 70 kg1
Birthday: April 2
Blood Type: O
Affiliation: Kumogakure (Hidden Cloud)
Send to Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf) under the guise of the peace treaty between the two villages, the Shinobi Gashira actually had a hidden agenda. Kumogakura wanted to get their hands on the Kekkei genkai of the Hyūga clan, the Byakugan (Evil eye, litterally "White eye"). In order to get the Byakugan the Shinobi Gashira tried to kidnap Hyūga Hinata, only to be killed by her father Hyūga Hiashi. Kumogakure claimed Konoha had broken their newly signed treaty and demanded the dead body of Hiashi as compensation. Although Hiashi was fully prepared to die, he was saved by his twin brother Hizashi who volunteered to die instead of Hiashi.

Trivia

  • The Shinobi Gashira's true name is unknown, although many people call him Shinobi Gashir as the result of a mistranslation.
  • Although he's called Kumo no Kuni no Shinobi Gashira in the First Data Book, There is no such country as Kumo no Kuni in Naruto. Although there is a village named Kumogakure this village lies in Rai no Kuni (Land of Lightning). The Shinobi Gashira is, however, listed under Kumogakure's village symbol.

Kyodaigumo

Name: Kyodaigumo, 巨大蜘蛛, "Giant Spider"
Affiliation: Otogakure (Hidden Sound)
Kyodaigumo is the Spider Kuchiyose (summon) of Kidōmaru.

Kyodaija

Name: Kyodaija, 巨大蛇, "Giant Snake"
Affiliation: Otogakure (Hidden Sound)
The giant snake summons summoned by Orochimaru.

Demon Fox (Kyubi no Yoko)

Name: Kyūbi no Yōko, 九尾の妖狐, "Nine Tailed Demon Fox", Demon Fox (Viz)
Tails #: Kyūbi, 九尾, "Nine Tails"
Jinchūriki: Uzumaki Naruto
The Demon Fox (Kyūbi no Yōko in Japanese) is one of the Bijū (尾獣, "Tailed beasts"). He is so powerful that it is said a single swipe of one of its tails could raise tsunamis and flatten mountains. He has the strongest chakra of all the Demons. The Kyūbi could very well be the most powerful living being within the Naruto world. The Kyūbi is an intelligent demon that is capable of speech and has a scathing, sadistic personality. However he is not without some sense of fairness and sarcastic honour, as he sometimes helps Naruto when he is in a difficult situation. This could be for purely selfish reasons, however, for it is speculated that if Naruto dies, then the Kyūbi will die with him. It seems likely that the Kyūbi has some concept of respect, if a loathing respect, for Naruto and even more so for the Fourth Hokage.

The Kyūbi was sealed into Uzumaki Naruto by the Fourth Hokage after he attacked Konohagakure. Sacrificing his life, the Yondaime used the Shiki Fūin (Dead Demon Seal) to seal the Kyūbi. The Yondaime knew, however, that the Kyūbi was such an unstoppable force that this technique would not kill the demon, as it would most subjects of the seal, but rather just imprison it.

The Kyūbi's powers help out Naruto by giving him an immense source of chakra that leaks through the seal. The supply is practically unlimited, but Naruto is incapable of fully controlling it. Only under dire circumstances, usually involving Naruto being in an extreme emotional state, can he call upon the chakra. Even then, he cannot fully control it's application, as shown by it so prodigiously leaking from his body, probably due to the sheer amount of it and Naruto's comparably small body size. The Kyūbi's chakra has the side effects of quickly healing Naruto's injuries, giving Naruto more fox-like physical qualities, and allowing him to perform more powerful jutsus. Both the Third Hokage and Hatake Kakashi allude that if Naruto loses all control of the Kyūbi's chakra, the seal will break and the Kyūbi will be freed. The chances of this happening are approximately one in a million, but increase the more enraged and out-of-control Naruto becomes.

In the recent manga chapters it is seen that Naruto can access and control the Kyūbi's chakra much more freely, and without going into a rage.

Trivia

  • The Kyūbi is a kitsune (fox). Kitsune, like tanuki, are thought to have magical powers in Japanese mythology.

Mahiru

Name: Mahiru, マヒル
Age: 24(deceased)2
Rank: jōnin2
Height: 175,6 cm2
Weight: 59,2 kg)sup>2</sup>
Birthday: June 18
Blood Type: AB
Registration #: I W06531
Affiliation: Iwagakure (Hidden Rock)

Maito Gai

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Gai

Name: Maito Gai, マイト・ガイ
Rank: jōnin4
Age: 272
Height: 184 cm2
Weight: 76 kg2
Birthday: January 1
Blood Type: B
Registration #: 010252
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Taijutsu specialist, Asakujaku (Morning Peacock), Dainamikku-Entorī (Dynamic Entry), Konoha Gōrikki Senpū (Leaf Strong Whirlwind),

そろそろ青春も無理な齢かな
Sorosoro seishin mo muri na toshi kana
"Soon I'll reach the age where even youth is impossible" (original Japanese version)

あの人を甘く見るな
Ano hito o amaku miruna
"Do not take that man lightly" - Uchiha Itachi (original Japanese version)

Sporting very thick eyebrows, an exceedingly unconventional persona and a very shiny haircut (which, as a note, shines in a pattern that says "Nin" over and over, all the way around his head), Maito Gai is a jōnin. He is also the rival of Hatake Kakashi and the sensei of a team consisting of Rock Lee, Hyuga Neji and Tenten, though he has, by far, bonded with Lee the most. It was because of Gai's guidance that Lee started tapping his potential, having been subpar in all ninja categories up to then. In his first appearance, Gai was accompanied by Ninkame, a large red tortoise (his Summon). This tortoise has not been seen since then. Gai has several odd mannerisms including, but not limited to:

  • Giving the thumbs up and smiling with teeth so white they give the proverbial "ting",
  • Punching Lee for various reasons and immediately bursting into tears and hugging him,
  • generally over-reacting, even by anime character standards.

Gai claims to have a record of 50 wins and 49 losses against Kakashi, though it is unclear what sorts of competitions are included in this figure (it is shown in the manga that virtually every sort of competition was fair game, even Rock, Paper, Scissors). He believes that "hard work without believing in yourself is worthless", and though he uses the terms "youth", "power" and "explosion" a lot, he sadly notes that his own exploding youth power seems to have, predictably, been fading.

Trivia

  • The name "Maito" is from "might" and together with "Guy", becomes "a mighty Guy", a joke aimed at the "hot-headed hero" archetype that appears in many movies and anime.
  • In the Shonen Jump magazine Viz rendered his name as Mighty Guy in some chapters; this was changed back to Maito Gai in the graphic novel stories.

Manda

Name: Manda, マンダ
Affiliation: Otogakure (Hidden Sound)
Manda is the largest of the snakes Orochimaru Summons. He demands sacrifices for his help in battle.

Midare

Name: Midare, ミダレ
Age: 19 (deceased)1
Rank: Genin1
Height: 173,5 cm1
Weight: 62 kg1
Birthday: May 7
Blood Type: A
Registration #: R4-059
Affiliation: Amegakure (Hidden Rain)
An average sized Ninja, he and his teammates, Shigure and Baiu, confront Gaara in the Shi no Mori (Forest of Death). Not much is known about him, except that he also carries several umbrellas on his back and interestingly, what appears to be an oxygen tank. Gaara uses Sabaku Kyū (The Coffin of Crushing Sand literally "Desert Coffin") followed by Sabaku Sōsō (Imploding Sand Funeral literally "Desert Graveyard") to kill him and his two teammates.

Mitarashi Anko

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Anko

Name: Mitarashi Anko, みたらしアンコ
Age: 241
Rank: Tokubetsu Jōnin1
Height: 167 cm1
Weight: 45,8 kg1
Birthday: October 24
Blood Type: A
Registration #: 011226
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Sen'eijashu (Hidden Shadow Snake Hand), Sōjasōsai no Jutsu (Twin Snakes Kill Each Other)

"Oh, my dear! Jealous? After all this time... are you still angry that I used you and abandoned you?" - Orochimaru (Viz English manga translation)

A Tokubetsu Jōnin level ninja, Mitarashi Anko is the examiner for the second part of the Chūnin Selection Exam in which Uzumaki Naruto takes part (the part that takes place in the Forest of Death). During the exam, she arrives at a confrontation with Orochimaru and it is revealed that he used to be her sensei. It seems she had also received Orochimaru's cursed seal, but for an as yet unknown reason Orochimaru's connection to her was severed and the Seal disappeared; when Orochimaru battled Anko, he was able to make her cursed seal return, thus incapacitating her with pain as well as ending their fight. Anko knows several forbidden techniques taught to her by Orochimaru, the most notable of which is Sōjasōsai no Jutsu (Twin Snakes Kill Each Other) (literally "Twin Snakes Mutual Death").

Mitokado Homura

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Mitokado Homura

Name: Mitokado Homura, 水戸門ホムラ
Age: 681
Height: 166 cm1
Weight: 55,2 kg1
Birthday: May 8
Blood Type: A
Registration #: 000293
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
The former teammate of the Third Hokage and Utatane Koharu. He is now a council member of Konohagakure.

Mizuki

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Mizuki

Name: Mizuki, ミズキ
Age: 261
Rank: Chūnin1
Height: 179,4 cm1
Weight: 69,4 kg1
Birthday: October 21
Blood Type: AB
Registration #: 011141
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Giant Shuriken, Henge no Jutsu (Transformation Technique)

A Chūnin level ninja, he is Iruka's assistant instructor at the ninja academy. Not a very skilled ninja apparently, he devises a plan to steal the Konohagakure's forbidden scroll using Uzumaki Naruto as a fall-guy, intent upon learning the powerful forbidden Jutsu within. Mizuki's scheme goes according to plan until Iruka gets to Naruto before he does. A fight then takes place which ultimately ends with Naruto saving Iruka's life by creating hundreds of Kage Bunshin (Shadow Doppelganger, literally "Shadow clones") and beating Mizuki to a bloody pulp.

What exactly became of Mizuki is unclear. Some speculate that Mizuki is the key to a gigantic conspiracy outlining the whole plot of the series.

Moegi

Name: Moegi, モエギ
Age: 81
Rank: Genin4
Height: 121,8 cm1
Weight: 22 kg1
Birthday: June 8
Blood Type: A
Registration #: ?
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Moegi is the friend of Konohamaru and Udon. She is the kunoichi in the genin-team led by Ebisu.

Momochi Zabuza

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Momochi Zabuza

Name: Momochi Zabuza, 桃地再不斬
Age: 26 (deceased)1
Height: 183 cm1
Weight: 72 kg1
Birthday: August 15
Blood Type: A
Affiliation: Nukenin (Missing-nin) from Kirigakure (Hidden Mist)
Signature Ability: Kiri Gakure no Jutsu (Hiding Mist Technique), Mizu Bunshin no Jutsu (Water Doppelganger), Suirō no Jutsu (Water Prison Technique), Suiton: Daibakufu no Jutsu (Water Release: Great Waterfall Technique), Suiton: Suiryūdan no Jutsu (Water Release: Water Dragon Bullet Technique)

"Without a moment's hesitation... without any qualm... a boy who hadn't even qualified yet as a ninja... butchered over a hundred members of that year's graduating class." - Hatake Kakashi

"Ah yes, good times... I used to have so much fun." - Zabuza (Viz English manga translation)

Momochi Zabuza is a Nukenin (Missing-nin) formerly from Kirigakure. Being a mist-ninja, most of his Jutsu are water-oriented. He had tried to kill the Mizukage and attempted a coup d'état on the Mizu no Kuni (Land of Water) but failed, and tried to finance another one. He is also known as the "Kiriakure no Kijin" (霧隠れの鬼人, "Demon of the Hidden Mist") since he once single-handedly killed all of the students in the ninja academy (that is also why Kirigakure stopped pitting students against one another in battles to the death). Zabuza is of Jonin level and wields a large sword, as we see in the fights between him and Kakashi|Hatake Kakashi, when he was hired by Gatō to kill Tazuna; he actually manages to overpower Kakashi and trap him within his specialty Suirō no Jutsu, and would have won if it weren't for Uzumaki Naruto's clever intervention.

Zabuza was the one who picked the lonely Haku off the cold streets and agreed to take him in if Haku were to serve him, thus gaining his undying loyalty. When Haku sacrifices his life to save Zabuza, jumping in between him and Kakashi's Raikiri, Zabuza feels nothing, for he saw Haku as merely a tool; but Naruto, outraged at this lack of emotion, yells at Zabuza that he cannot understand how he wouldn't care at all, and finally understanding what he probably was to Haku, Zabuza has a change of heart.

Zabuza died plunging with Naruto's kunai in his mouth (both his arms having been disabled in battle with Kakashi earlier) into the ranks of Gatō's men, and being impaled upon countless weapons. However, this was not before killing many of them, and finally Gatō himself. In the manga, Zabuza kills him by decapitation with the kunai. In the anime, Zabuza slashes his chest several times, which causes him to fall off the bridge. Before Zabuza died, he asked to be buried alongside Haku.

Morino Ibiki

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Morino Ibiki

Name: Morino Ibiki, 森乃イビキ
Age: 271
Rank: Tokubetsu Jōnin1
Height: 193,5 cm1
Weight: 88 kg1
Birthday: March 20
Blood Type: A
Registration #: 010913
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Torture, Interrogation

やつは…
イビキは…
人間の心を知りつくしている…
そして 最もあいつの恐ろしいところは
相手を心理的に追いつめることで精神を操りいたぶり…
人間の本来持つ弱みを浮きぼりにすることだ
あいつの尋問にごまかしはきかない

Yatsu wa...
Ibiki wa...
Ningen no kokoro o shiritsuku shite iru...
Soshite motto mo aitsu no osoroshii tokoro wa
Aite o shinriteki ni oitsumeru koto de seijin o ayatsuri itaburi...
Ningen no honrai motsu yowami wo ukibori ni suru koto da
Aitsu no jinmon ni gomakashi wa kikanai

"That guy...
Ibiki...
He knows the human mind completely...
And that's what makes him so extremely terrifying
By cornering his opponents with psychology he manipulates their spirits...
All weaknesses human nature has float to to surface
there is no escaping his interrogation" - Sarutobi Asuma (original Japanese version)

"He uses his insights mercilessly to manipulate his foes... bringing their human weaknesses to the surface... and using those weaknesses to make them crack! Trickery is no defense against his skills as an interrogator." - Asuma (Viz English manga translation)

A Tokubetsu Jōnin level ninja, Morino Ibiki is the examiner for the first part of the Chūnin Selection Exam. As the commanding officer of the Konoha Anbu Torture and Interrogation Force (木ノ葉暗部拷問・尋問部隊, Konoha Anbu Gōmon/Jinmon Butai), the design of the first test is obviously his. Described as a sadist by some, Ibiki can easily make people experience mental suffering brought on by his interrogation skills while not even exerting physical torture. He has complete knowledge of human psychology; by attacking a person's mind, he can gain control over their spirit. Ibiki bears burn marks, punctures from where screws were used, and long slash marks, all the physical scars of having been horribly tortured himself. This perhaps illustrates his ability to withstand torture without giving up valuable information.

Trivia

  • "Morino Ibiki" means "A snore in the forest"; clearly a reference to the big bear that he is.

Mubi

Name: Mubi, 夢火
Age: 171
Rank: Genin1
Height: 169,5 cm1
Weight: 51 kg1
Birthday: November 15
Blood Type: AB
Registration #: R1-128
Affiliation: Amegakure (Hidden Rain)
Signature Ability: Kasumi Jusha no Jutsu (Mist Servant Technique), Doton: Dochū Eigyo no Jutsu (Earth Release: Underground Projection Fish), Oboro Bunshin no Jutsu (Haze Clone Technique), Kori Shinchū no Jutsu (Sly Mind Affect Technique)
The teammate of Oboro and Kagari. He wears a breathing mask and a cloth over his eyes with an opening for his left eye.

Namiashi Raido

Name: Namiashi Raidō, 並足ライドウ
Age: 322
Rank: Tokubetsu Jōnin2
Height: 183 cm2
Weight: 75 kg2
Birthday: August 20
Blood Type: AB
Registration #: 009717
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Raidō has a large scar on his left cheek. He served as the Sandaime Hokage's assistant during the third Chūnin exam. Later he was on the same team as Shizune, Shiranui Genma and Yamashiro Aoba. He and Genma confronted the Sound Four who were escorting Uchiha Sasuke to Orochimaru. The Sound Four had to activate their Cursed Seals to defeat them. Raidō was in critical condition after the fight, but was saved by Shizune's medical expertise.

Nara Family

(奈良家, Nara ke, "Nara Family") This family is known for their manipulation of shadows and tending of deer. They have kept a book with medicine preparations and effects for generations. Among the medicine described in this book are the secret pills used by the Akimichi clan. The men from this family are very lazy and tend to be attracted to overbearing women.

Trivia

  • The name "Nara" is from the real city of Nara, Japan, and is a famous place for the number of deer ("Shika") that live there. The deer there are said to bow whenever they are given treats yet also said to be very aggressive.

Nara Shikaku

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Nara Shikaku

Name: Nara Shikaku, 奈良シカク
Age: 382
Rank: Jōnin2
Height: 175,2 cm2
Weight: 59,8 kg2
Birthday: July 15
Blood Type: B
Registration #: 005491
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Kage Shibari no Jutsu (Shadow Bind Technique), Kage Kubi Shibari no Jutsu (Shadow Neck Bind Technique)

Nara Shikaku is the father of Nara Shikamaru. Like his son he was part of an Ino-Shika-Chō trio, together with Akimichi Chōza and Yamanaka Inoichi. He's married to Nara Yoshino who, as his son says, has him whipped.

Trivia

  • His name is often thought to be Nara Shikato. However, this name is fanon and it has recently been confirmed by the second official data book that his name is Nara Shikaku.

Nara Shikamaru

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Nara Shikamaru

Name: Nara Shikamaru, 奈良シカマル
Age: 153
Rank: Chūnin3
Height: 152,1 cm2
Weight: 42,9 kg2
Birthday: September 22
Blood Type: AB
Registration #: 012611
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Kagemane no Jutsu (The Art of Me-and-My-Shadow), Kage Kubi Shibari no Jutsu (Shadow Neck Bind Technique)

"He may be foul-mouthed and lazy, but when he decides to do something, he does it all the way. He isn't going to betray anybody." - Uzumaki Naruto (Unofficial translation)

"How many steps ahead does he think?!" - Yuhi Kurenai (Unofficial translation)

Originally a Genin level ninja that graduated with Naruto and the others, he was promoted to Chūnin level in less than a year. Nara Shikamaru is in Sarutobi Asuma's Team 10 (with Yamanaka Ino and Akimichi Choji). He is the sort of unenthusiastic person who would rather take a nap than get excited over something and likes the sort of thinking games older men are usually into, such as chess and go. He's great with coming up with a strategy and Asuma has never actually beaten him. According to Asuma, Shikamaru would make an excellent military leader despite his grades from the Academy having been almost as low as Uzumaki Naruto's. He felt that even moving his pencil in class was a bother and always slept through tests; but his sensei, Asuma, got suspicious of the fact that he's so good at board games despite his grades being abysmal, and administered an IQ test disguised as a game to Shikamaru, which revealed that he has an IQ of over 200. He has a habit of putting his fingers together to create a bowl-like shape (save for the thumbs) and closing his eyes so he can concentrate and come up with a strategy. Once he does, usually the opponent believes to have foiled the plan until it turns out it was all a part of the plan.

Shikamaru's specialty jutsu is Shadow Imitation Technique (Kagemane no Jutsu). The increasingly common knowledge that Shikamaru is a one-trick pony causes his opponents to underestimate him and think that they can easily win the battle by avoiding his shadow, only to unexpectedly find themselves unable to move during the battle and realise that they have been, yet again, caught in his jutsu by overlooking details that to most are minutiae, but to Shikamaru are tactical assets.

Shikamaru was the one who led the team of Naruto, Neji, Chōji and Kiba on the failed mission to retrieve Uchiha Sasuke when the latter fled the fire country. He was very hard on himself for not only the mission's failure but also the fact that most of his team's members were in one point or another during the mission in mortal peril, and it was practically a miracle that they all came back alive. Shedding tears of relief when he heard that they were all okay, he resolved to do better next time for their sake.

Trivia

  • "-maru" means "round" and "well developed" and was commonly used for names in the feudal period.

Nara Yoshino

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Nara Yoshino

Name: Nara Yoshino, 奈良ヨシノ
Age: 362
Rank: Chūnin2
Height: 162,1 cm2
Weight: 46,2 kg2
Birthday: February 24
Blood Type: AB
Registration #: 009091
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)

The mother of Nara Shikamaru and the wife of Nara Shikaku. Though sometimes bossy and overbearing, she also has a sweet side. She has her husband whipped, as her son calls it, and both her husband and son are rather scared of her.

Nawaki

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Nawaki

Name: Nawaki, 縄樹
Age: 12 (deceased)2
Rank: Genin2
Height: 140,3 cm2
Weight: 37,2 kg2
Birthday: August 9
Blood Type: O
Registration #: 005350
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Nawaki is the younger brother of Tsunade. He was eager to fight in the war when he became a genin, because he wanted to protect his village. This was also the reason he wanted to become Hokage like his grandfather, the Shodai Hokage. Proud of her brother's determination, Tsunade gave him their grandfather's necklace. Unfortunately, Nawaki became the first victim of the necklace's curse, and died on the battlefield, being so mutilated Tsunade wouldn't have recognized him according to Orochimaru. After Nawaki's death Tsunade lobbied for adding a medic nin to each Ninja-team, so that the survival rate would go up.

Trivia

  • The name Nawaki (縄樹) means "rope wood".

Ninkame

Name: Ninkame, 忍亀, "Ninja Tortoise"
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
A large red tortoise, Ninkame is Maito Gai's summon.

Ninken

Name: Ninken, 忍犬, "Ninja Dogs"
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
These are the 8 dogs Kakashi summons, mostly for tracking purposes. He can summon them separately, as he does with Pakkun, or together. He can also summon them for special purposes like he does with his Kuchiyose: Doton: Tsuiga no Jutsu (Summoning: Earth Release: Tracking Fang Technique).

Pakkun

Name: Pakkun, パックン
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
One of Kakashi's Ninken (Ninja Dogs). Pakkun is seemingly the most intelligent of the Ninken, and has the ability to speak. He uses the same shampoo as Sakura.

Oboro

Name: Oboro, 朧
Age: 171
Rank: Genin1
Height: 163,4 cm1
Weight: 51 kg1
Birthday: December 20
Blood Type: A
Registration #: R1-127
Affiliation: Amegakure (Hidden Rain)
Signature Ability: Doton: Dochū Eigyo no Jutsu (Earth Release: Underground Projection Fish), Oboro Bunshin no Jutsu (Haze Clone Technique), Kori Shinchū no Jutsu (Sly Mind Affect Technique)
ラッキー!
Rakkī!
"Lucky!" (original Japanese version)
The teammate of Mubi and Kagari. He wears a breathing mask and a cloth over his eyes with openings for his eyes.

Onikyodai (Demon Brothers)

Name: Onikyōdai, 鬼兄弟, "Demon Brothers"
Chūnin level ninja, they are Missing-nins formerly of the Kirigakure. Now under the command of Zabuza, another Missing-Nin from the Kirigakure, they contract out their ninja abilities to paying clients. Each wearing a sharp nailed metal gauntlet on opposite arms which are connected by a chain, they operate in cooperation. Surrounding their opponent with the chain, they are able to constrict the chain to the point of severing their target into two or several more pieces. When they attempt to assassinate Tazuna—who Hatake Kakashi, Uchiha Sasuke, Uzumaki Naruto and Haruno Sakura were hired to protect—Naruto, it being his first battle, freezes in fear, but Sasuke and Kakashi deal with them easily.

"Our attackers appeared to be Journeymen level ninja of the Kirigakure clan - mist ninjas. They are shinobi renowned for their willingness to fight on until their goal is achieved, even at the cost of their own lives." - Hatake Kakashi (Journeyman refers to the Chūnin level in this sentence) (Viz English manga translation)

Gozu

Name: Gozu, 業頭 Gōzu
Age: 251
Height: 1781
Weight: 73,31
Birthday: June 16
Blood Type: B
Affiliation: Kirigakure (Hidden Mist)
Signature Ability: Chains
The older brother of the Demon Brothers (Onikyōdai).

Meizu

Name: Meizu, 冥頭
Age: 251
Height: 1781
Weight: 73,61
Birthday: June 16
Blood Type: B
Affiliation: Kirigakure (Hidden Mist)
Signature Ability: Chains
The younger brother of the Demon Brothers (Onikyōdai).

Orochimaru

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Orochimaru

Name: Orochimaru, 大蛇丸
Age: 512
Host: Gen'yumaru2
Height: 172 cm2
Weight: 57,3 kg2
Birthday: October 27
Blood Type: B
Registration #: 002300
Ring: 空 (sora/kū, sky/empty)
Position: Left little finger
Partner: Zetsu?
Affiliation: Otogakure (Hidden Sound), Former member of Akatsuki, missing-nin from Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Kuchiyose no Jutsu (Summoning Technique) (Snakes), Kusanagi no Tsurugi: Kū no Tachi (Kusanagi Sword: Long Sword of the Heavens), Nan no Kaizō (Soft Physique Modification), Kuchiyose: Edo Tensei (Summoning: Impure World Resurrection), Kanashibari no Jutsu (Temporary Paralysis Technique), Shūshagan no Jutsu (Vanishing Facial Copy Technique), Fūton: Daitoppa (Wind Release: Great Breakthrough), Juin Jutsu (Cursed Seal Technique), Gogyō Fūin (Five Elements Seal), Fushi Tensei (Living Corpse Reincarnation)

"I remember seeing him when I was young. He didn't look human, but like something that merely took a human's shape. Scary... he was just scary." - Morino Ibiki (Unofficial translation)

"I will hand down your punishment for drowning yourself in techniques!" - Third (Sandaime) Hokage (Unofficial translation)

Technically a Jōnin level ninja, but obviously far beyond the average Jōnin in power, Orochimaru is a Missing-nin who has the power to easily defeat a small country on his own. He's a shinobi that all countries would have wanted when he defected from Konohagakure and possesses many jutsu, forbidden and not, relating to snakes. Leader of his own newly created Otogakure (Hidden Sound), Orochimaru's intentions are to be the catalyst for a long and intense battle between all the Hidden Villages, and to learn every jutsu in existance (he developed his Immortality Technique because he realized this goal would take far longer than one human lifetime).

Orochimaru has great interest in Uchiha Sasuke. He was also at one point the student of the Sandaime Hokage together with Jiraiya and Tsunade. This makes him one of the Densetsu no Sannin (伝説の三忍, "Legendary Three Nin"). He was the Jōnin sensei of Mitarashi Anko. He left Konoha because the Sandaime chose Jiraiya's student, the Yondaime, over Orochimaru as his successor.

Orochimaru's ambitions were at least greatly delayed when he decided to do battle with his old sensei, Sandaime Hokage. The latter, using the same technique the Yondaime used to seal the Kyūbi inside Uzumaki Naruto, sacrificed his life to seal away Orochimaru's arms, rendering him incapable of forming seals and executing jutsu. Orochimaru planned for this situation to be remedied by taking over Sasuke's body, which he has been planning anyway, but the agony of his decomposing hands is too much to handle and Sasuke is taking too long to come to Orochimaru, so Orochimaru holds a tournament of fights to the death between his prisoners and takes over the body of the last man who remains standing, Gen'yumaru. This, while getting rid of his condition, drastically delays his plans for Sasuke, since he can only take over a new body once about roughly every three years.

Trivia

  • Putting Cursed Seals on his servants that put them in pain and appear when he chooses them to, associating with snakes and seeking immortality, Orochimaru is very much a literary relative of Lord Voldemort.
  • Orochimaru also borrows heavily from Japanese myth—Orochimaru, Jiraiya and Tsunade were mythical ninja, and the mythical eight-tailed snake Orochi, when slain, had the legendary sword Kusanagi salvaged from one of his tails. Orochimaru has the actual Kusanagi in the series, and even used it when he battled the third Hokage.
  • The names of Orochimaru, Jiraiya and Tsunade come from the Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari (児雷也豪傑物語, "The tale of the Gallant Jiraiya") from Japanese literature. The Orochimaru in this story excelled in snake magic.

Orochimaru Gang

(Orochimaru Ichimi, 大蛇丸一味, "Orochimaru gang/clan") Orochimaru has a great gathering of ninja behind him. Besides the normal shinobi from Otogakure (Hidden Sound) he has a few elite shinobi.

Yakushi Kabuto

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Kabuto

Name: Yakushi Kabuto, 薬師カブト
Age: 202
Height: 176,2 cm2
Weight: 65 kg2
Birthday: February 29
Blood Type: AB
Registration #: 012140
Affiliation: Orochimaru gang, Otogakure (Hidden Sound)
Signature Ability: Shōsen Jutsu (Mystical Palm Technique), Shikon no Jutsu (Dead Soul Technique), In'yu Shōmetsu (Secret Healing Wound Destruction), Nehan Shōja no Jutsu (Temple of Nirvana Technique)

"His instincts may surpass even mine in my prime." - Tsunade (Unofficial translation)

Technically a Genin level ninja, Yakushi Kabuto is in Konohagakure as a spy acting for Orochimaru. Having intentionally failed the Chūnin exam 7 times and made himself seem an unimpressive ninja, he is actually on the Jōnin skill level, capable of matching even Hatake Kakashi in battle. As a young boy he was brought back from a battle, an enemy child, he was found and raised by a Jōnin member of the Leaf Medical Unit Squad. Since then he has been hiding in his fake self. Described as Orochimaru's right hand man, Kabuto's role was to keep an eye on talented ninja that Orochimaru could recruit, specifically Uchiha Sasuke, in order for the next stage of Orochimaru's plan to take place.

During his fight with Tsunade, she commented that his instincts may have surpassed even hers during her prime years. Kabuto probably has some ulterior motive for helping Orochimaru though the manga has yet to reveal it.

Trivia

  • His family name, Yakushi, is the Japanese name of the Medicine Buddha Bhaisajyaguru.
  • Combined, both his family name and surname reminds some of aconite, a plant which can alleviate pain and kill people.
  • Kabuto means a samurai's helmet or headplate.
  • Kabuto is one of the few characters, and the only major recurring character, in the Naruto series known to wear glasses (as opposed to sunglasses, which are most notably worn by members of the Aburame Clan.)

Kimimaro

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Kimimaro

Name:Kimimaro, 君麻呂
Age: 15 (deceased)2
Height: 166,1 cm2
Weight: 49,8 kg2
Birthday: June 15
Blood Type: A
Affiliation: Orochimaru gang, Otogakure (Hidden Sound)
Signature Ability: Shikotsumyaku (Dead Bone Pulse), Tsubaki no Mai (Dance of the Camellia), Tessenka no Mai: Hana (Dance of the Clematis: Flower), Tessenka no Mai: Tsuru (Dance of the Clematis: Vine), Karamatsu no Mai (Dance of the Larch), Yanagi no Mai (Dance of the Willow), Sawarabi no Mai (Dance of the Seedling Fern), Teshi Sendan (Finger Bullet Drill)

Kimimaro is the 5th member of the Sound Five, the latter being forced to accept this, as his combat abilities are vastly superior to even all four of them. He is the sole survivor of the Kaguya Clan (Kaguya Ichizoku, かぐや一族), the clan who can manipulate their bodies' skeleton frame. He is well suited for close combat fighting and distant fighting. Since he can regenerate and make new bones, he has an endless supply of bones he can use against his opponent. Kimimaro's only weakness is the sickness that he constantly suffers from. The sickness seems to have been recently developed, as he was once a prime candidate for Orochimaru's next host. He has a devout devotion towards Orochimaru, as he was the only person to care and inspire him. His dances included the Tsubaki no Mai (Dance of the Camellia), a dance using spikes of bone projecting from the palms, and the Karamatsu no Mai (Dance of the Larch), which involved sprouting a great number of bone "horns" from across his body and spinning at high speed. When in Juin (Cursed Seal) level 2 form, his appearance is similar to that of a dinosaur, with dark grey skin and a long bony tail, while remaining bipedal.

Sound Four

(Otogakure no Shinobi Yonin Shū, 音隠れの忍四人衆, "Hidden Sound Shinobi Four People")
何者だお前ら…!?
音の四人衆 東門の鬼童丸
同じく 南問の次郎坊
同じく 西問の左近
同じく 北問の多由也
Nani mon da omaera...!?
Oto no Yonin Shū Tōmon no Kidōmaru
Anajiku Nanmon no Jirōbō
Anajiku Seimon no Sakon
Anajiku Hokumon no Tayuya
"Who are you...!?" - Uchiha Sasuke
"The Sound Four Eastern gate's Kidōmaru" - Kidōmaru
"Same Southern gate's Jirōbō" - Jirōbō
"Same Western gate's Sakon" - Sakon
"Same Northern gate's Tayuya" - Tayuya (Original Japanese version)

These are Orochimaru's elite bodyguards. They are specialists in barrier jutsu and each has a Cursed Seal.

Jirobo
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Jirobo

Name: Jirobo, 次郎坊 Jirōbō
Age: 14 (deceased)2
Height: 181,3 cm2
Weight: 97,3 kg2
Birthday: June 26
Blood Type: B
Gate: Nanmon, 南問, "Southern Gate"
Affiliation: Orochimaru gang, Sound Four, Otogakure (Hidden Sound)
Signature Ability: Rakanken (Achiever of Nirvana Fist), Doton Kekkai: Dorōdōmu (Earth Release Barrier: Dungeon Chamber of Nothingness), Shishienjin (Four Violet Flames Battle Encampment), Shikokumujin (Four Black Fog Battle Formation), Doton: Doroku Gaeshi (Earth Release: Earth Shore Return), Doton: Doryū Dango (Earth Release: Earth Mausoleum Dumpling), Kekkai Hōjin (Barrier Encampment Method)

Jirōbō's fighting style consists mostly of basic physical strikes supplemented with the ability to use his chakra to hold the earth solid. His physical strength is unbelievable, and he is even able to hold up a mountain-sized Chōji. He tears boulder-sized chunks of dirt out of the ground to throw, creates barriers by tearing up massive sheets of rock, and can apparently drain chakra with his Doton Kekkai: Dorodomu jutsu. He dislikes it when Tayuya badmouths him and he always criticizes her when she does. When in Cursed Seal Level 2 form, his skin is red, his hair becomes a mane down his back, his eyes turn black, and he has ten times his normal strength in this form. It is unclear if he really is dead as the anime only shown him defeated not killed.

Kidomaru
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Kidomaru

Name: Kidomaru, 鬼童丸 Kidōmaru
Age: 14 (deceased)2
Height: 159,2 cm2
Weight: 56,2 kg2
Birthday: December 16
Blood Type: A
Gate: Tōmon, 東門, "Eastern Gate"
Affiliation: Orochimaru gang, Sound Four, Otogakure (Hidden Sound)
Signature Ability: Kuchiyose no Jutsu (Summoning Technique) (Spiders), Amagumo (Rain of Spiders), Kumo Shibari (Spider Bind), Kumo Mayu (Spider Cocoon), Kumo Nento (Spider Sticking Spit), Kumo Nenkin (Spider Sticky Gold), Kumo Senkyū: Susaku (Spider War Bow: Terrible Split), Kumo Sōiki (Spider Web Area), Kumo Sōka (Spider Web Flower), Kumo Sōkai (Spider Web Unfold), Armour of Sticky Gold (Nenkin no Yoroi), Shishienjin (Four Violet Flames Battle Encampment), Shikokumujin (Four Black Fog Battle Formation), Kekkai Hōjin (Barrier Encampment Method)

Kidōmaru skills are spider-like; he possesses six arms and the ability to make webs. He enjoys playing with his enemies before he kills them. Kidōmaru uses his webs to protect the Sound Four and Orochimaru. The webs can be used both defensively and offensively. He makes his webs through a special type of golden liquid that runs all throughout his body. He can also harden this substance at will, into a golden metallic solid. This hardened material can be fabricated into body armor, kunai, or his especially deadly bow and arrow. His abilities are not a bloodline limit, but clan-related. The name of his clan is unknown. When in Cursed Seal level 2, he becomes even more spider-like. His skin turns dark and he grows an extra eye. It is unclear if he really is dead as the anime only shown him defeated not killed.

Sakon
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Sakon

Name: Sakon, 左近
Age: 14 (deceased)2
Height: 155,1 cm2
Weight: 45 kg2
Birthday: June 20
Blood Type: AB
Gate: Seimon, 西問, "Western Gate"
Affiliation: Orochimaru gang, Sound Four, Otogakure (Hidden Sound)
Signature Ability: Tarenken (Multiple Connecting Punches), Tarenkyaku (Multiple Connecting Kicks), Sōma no Kō (Double Demon Attack), Kuchiyose: Rashōmon (Summoning: Rashōmon), Fūkoku Hōin (Black Sealing Method), Shishienjin (Four Violet Flames Battle Encampment), Shikokumujin (Four Black Fog Battle Formation), Kekkai Hōjin (Barrier Encampment Method)

Sakon himself is very twisted and enjoys bad-mouthing the opposition. Sakon possesses amazing power and speed but these are not the only things he has at his disposal. From behind, one can see what appears to be another head hanging from his back. This is his older brother Ukon. Due to their bloodline, Ukon is able to merge his body with that of Sakon. Ukon generally stays asleep in Sakon's body unless needed in combat, effectively doubling the strength of Sakon's physical attacks. Each brother can independently activate a curse seal. In Cursed Seal Level 2, the brothers look like devils and possess increased healing abilities, armor, and can split apart for extended periods of time.

Tayuya
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Tayuya

Name: Tayuya, 多由也
Age: 14 (deceased)2
Height: 148,2 cm2
Weight: 38,2 kg2
Birthday: February 15
Blood Type: A
Gate: Hokumon, 北問, "Northern Gate"
Affiliation: Orochimaru gang, Sound Four, Otogakure (Hidden Sound)
Signature Ability: Kuchiyose no Jutsu (Summoning Technique) (Doki)), Mateki: Mugen'onsa (Demonic Flute: Dream Sound Chain), Mateki: Genbusō Kyoku (Demon Flute: Illusionary Warriors Manipulating Melody), Makyō no Ran (War of Evil Men), Shishienjin (Four Violet Flames Battle Encampment), Shikokumujin (Four Black Fog Battle Formation), Kekkai Hōjin (Barrier Encampment Method)
Tayuya is the kunoichi of Orochimaru's Sound 4. She may be foul mouthed and ill tempered but she is very powerful. Her main weapon is her flute. With it she can summon 3 powerful demons and control them to fight for her. Tayuya is also very smart and can think of excellent strategies and battle tactics. She can also perform genjutsu (illusionary techniques) with her flute. When in Cursed Seal level 2, her hair grows long and her skin turns green, and she grows horns on her forehead.

Note: It is unclear if she really is dead as the anime only shown her defeated not killed.

Ukon
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Ukon

Name: Ukon, 右近
Age: 14 (deceased)2
Height: 155,1 cm2
Weight: 45 kg2
Birthday: June 20
Blood Type: AB
Gate: Unknown, possibly: None or Seimon, 西問, "Western Gate"
Affiliation: Orochimaru gang, Sound Four, Otogakure (Hidden Sound)
Signature Ability: Kisei Kikai no Jutsu (Parasite Demon Demolition Technique), Tarenken (Multiple Connecting Punches), Tarenkyaku (Multiple Connecting Kicks), Sōma no Kō (Double Demon Attack), Kuchiyose: Rashōmon (Summoning: Rashōmon)
Ukon is one of the ninja of the Sound Four, the bodyguards of Orochimaru. Ukon generally stays asleep in his younger brother Sakon's body unless needed in combat, effectively doubling the strength of Sakon's physical attacks. Each brother can independently activate a curse seal. At Cursed Seal Level 2, the brothers look like devils and possess increased healing abilities, armor, and can split apart for extended periods of time.

Pochi

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Pochi

Name: Pochi, ポチ
Inari's former pet dog. He was stolen by Akane, a bully, who renamed Pochi "Shooting Star" but later decided he no longer wanted his new pet and threw him into the ocean. Inari can't swim and is afraid to jump off the pier to save his dog, so Akane pushes him into the water. Inari begins to drown as Pochi figures out the doggy paddle and swims to safety. Inari is rescued by Kaiza, which is how they first meet.


Rin

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Rin

name: Rin, リン
Age: ? (deceased?)2
Rank: Chūnin2
Height: ?2
Weight: ?2
Birthday: November 15
Blood Type: A
Registration #: 019885
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Shōsen Jutsu (Mystical Palm Technique)
Rin was the teammate of Hatake Kakashi and Uchiha Obito. Rin is a Chūnin level medical nin. She is a sweet and friendly girl who cares for her teammates. She is also the one who implanted Obito's left eye into Kakashi, giving him his Sharingan.

Her status is currently unknown. In the anime/manga, Kakashi noted that everyone close to him was dead to Uchiha Sasuke.

Rock Lee

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Rock Lee

Name: Rock Lee, ロック・リー
Age: 142
Rank: Chūnin4
Height: 162,1 cm2
Weight: 47,5 kg2
Birthday: November 27
Blood Type: A
Registration #: 012561
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Taijutsu specialist, Ura Renge (Reverse Lotus), Omote Renge (Front Lotus), Suiken (Drunken Fist), Konoha Senpū (Konoha Hurricane), Konoha Daisenpū (Leaf Great Whirlwind), Konoha Reppū (Leaf Gale), Konoha Shōfū (Leaf Rising Wind), Kage Buyō (Shadow of the Dancing Leaf),

木ノ葉の美しき碧い野獣…ロック・リーだ!
Konoha no utsukushiki aoi yajū...Rokku Rī da!
"Konoha's beautiful green beast...I am Rock Lee!" (original Japanese version)

たとえ 忍術や幻術は使えなくっても――――
立派な忍者になれることを証明したいです!
それが ボクの全てです!!
Tatoe Ninjutsu ya Genjutsu wa tsukaenakutte mo————
Rippa na ninja ni nareru koto o shoumei shitai desu!
Sore ga boku no subete desu!!
"even even if I can't do Ninjutsu or Genjutsu————
I want to prove I am able to become a fine ninja!
That is my everything!!" (original Japanese version)

前の一度言ったでしょう
死ねまでアナタを守るって…
Mae no ichido itta deshō
Shine made anata o mamorutte... "I told you before didn't I"
"I'll protect you until I die..." - said to Sakura (original Japanese version)
"I promised when we met... to protect you... until death do us part!" - said to Sakura (Viz English manga translation)

悪いことは言わない
お前もう 忍は やめろ
Warui koto wa iwanai
Omae mō shinobi wa yamero
"Don't think bad about me, but
you must stop being a shinobi" - Tsunade

…それじゃあ…ゲジマユはどーすりゃいいんだってばよ!
…こいつ…サスケやネジって奴と戦いたいってあんなに言ってたのに…
どーにかなんないのかよォ!
...Sore jaa...Gejimayu wa dōsurya iindattebayo!
...koitsu...Sasuke ya Neji tte yatsu to tatakaitaitte anna ni itteta noni...
dō ni ka nan nai no ka yoo!
"...If that's so... What is Thick Brows supposed to do!
...That guy...Was always sasying how much he wanted to fight Sasuke and that Neji guy...
Can't you do something!" - Uzumaki Naruto (original Japanese version)

Rock Lee is a Taijutsu specialist and Maito Gai's student together with Hyūga Neji and Tenten. Incapable of using Ninjutsu (ninja techniques) or Genjutsu (illusion techniques), he spent all his time and concentration on Taijutsu (hand-to-hand combat). Rock Lee is so overcompensatingly strong in the taijutsu discipline that he is able to open seven of the eight "chakra gates" inside a ninja's body. It is because of his determination and hard working ethic that Lee has become an outstanding Ninja, to the point of making Chūnin during Naruto's absence from the village.

When in heated battle, Lee removes the extremely heavy weights he wears on his legs. This vastly increases his already amazing speed. After using his trump card and specialty technique, the Ura Renge (Reverse Lotus) for the first time against Gaara, Lee's body was so beaten up that he could barely even move, yet even after his left leg and left arm were both completely pulverised and he fell unconscious, he still stood up to prove his ninja way. However, because of all of the damage done to his body during the battle, he was told by Konohagakure medics that he would be unable to live as a ninja any more. He would not give up and, even with his torn and unusable body, continued to try practicing. Tsunade told Lee that he would never be able to work as a shinobi again, unless he underwent a very risky surgery, in which he only had a 50% chance of surviving. Lee's sensei, Maito Gai, convinced him to take his chances, and have the surgery done. Lee's surgery is a success and he immediately sneaks out of the hospital to help the other Genin, who went on a mission to save Sasuke, but he accidentally brings along a bottle of sake instead of his medicine. When he drinks it, he goes into a drunken frenzy, and the reader learns that he is a natural user of the Suiken (Drunken Fist).

Trivia

  • Rock Lee resembles Bruce Lee.
  • Rock Lee's haircut is the same as his sensei, Maito Gai, and like his sensei, the shine on his hair reads "Nin," repeatedly, all around his head.

Sarutobi Asuma

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Sarutobi Asuma

Name: Sarutobi Asuma, 猿飛アスマ
Age: 282
Rank: jōnin4
Height: 190,8 cm2
Weight: 81,6 kg2
Birthday: October 18
Blood Type: O
Registration #: 010829
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Hien (Flying Swallow)
いやしい…口悪い…めんどくさがり…
こいつら この先大丈夫かな…
Iyashii... Kuchiwarui... Mendokusagari...,,
Koitsura kono saki daijōbu kana...,,
"Greedy...Trash talking... Lazy...,,
These guys are they going to be alright..." (original Japanese version)
A Jōnin level Ninja, Sarutobi Asuma is the leader of Team 10, existing of Nara Shikamaru, Akimichi Chōji and Yamanaka Ino. Not much is known about Asuma, only that he seems very laid back and is always smoking a cigarette whenever he is seen. Based on the name, many incorrectly believe Asuma might be related to the Sandaime Hokage, but 'Sarutobi,' the name he shares with the Sandaime, is his family name, while it is probably the given name of Hokage.

Sasori

Sasori

Name: Akasuna no Sasori, 赤砂のサソリ, "Sasori of the Red Sand"
Age: ?
Height: ?
Weight: ?
Birthday: ?
Blood Type: ?
Ring: 玉 (Tama/gyoku, jewel/ball)
Position: Left thumb
Partner: Deidara
Affiliation: Akatsuki, Nukenin (Missing-nin) from Sunagakure (Hidden Sand)
Signature Ability: Kugutsu no Jutsu (Puppet Technique) (Sasori no Shippo (Scorpion Tail))

まずは臓物引きずり出して…
皮膚を剥いだらキレーに洗って血抜きして…
…腐らねーように処理したら
仕込みを組んで傀儡コレクションの一丁上がりだ
ババアの言う通りオレのこの姿もその中の一体の姿だ…そして
お前ら二人でちょうど三百体になる
オレの芸術だ
Mazu wa sōmotsu hikizuri dashite...
hifu o haidara kirē ni aratte chi nukishite...
kusaranē yō ni shori shitara
shikomi o kunde kugutsu korekushon no icchō agari da
babaa no iu tōri ore no kono sugata mo sono naka no ittai no sugata da...soshite
omaera futari de chōdo sanbyaku tai ni naru
ore no geijutsu da
"First I'll take your entrails out..."
"Then, once I've peeled the skin off, I'll clean you up and draw all the blood out..."
"...I'll treat it so it doesn't rot"
"When the preparation is done my puppet collection will increase"
"Like the hag says - There are more bodies inside this one"
"With you two the number of bodies will become exactly 300"
"This is my art" (original Japanese version)

Deidara's partner and master, Sasori is a Nukenin (Missing-nin) from Sunagakure (Hidden Sand). In first appearance, he is a hideous hunchbacked figure with a poisoned scorpion-like puppet tail (蠍の尻尾, Sasori no Shippo, "Scorpion tail") attached. He is known as Akasuna no Sasori (Sasori of the Red Sand), the creator of Kankurō's puppets and a genius puppeteer himself. His first appearance is during their mission to Sunagakure where Deidara is to capture Gaara. His first demonstration of mind control is when he uses it on Yūra, his former servant and a high-ranking Jounin in the village. After Gaara's capture, Kankurō attempts to stop the Akatsuki duo, but to no avail. Sasori battles the enraged brother, nearly killing him and destroying his puppets in the process with little to no effort. It is revealed that he left the village 20 years before, but the background on his crimes is unknown at this point. After hearing news of his return, Sasori's grandmother Chiyo, decides to join Team Kakashi in search of the duo and to rescue Gaara.

Sasori and Deidara have quite different views of what art is. Sasori believes art is something that should last, while Deidara believes art is fleeting. Although Deidara respects Sasori's view, Sasori doesn't seem to respect Deidara's.

Most of his body is made out of puppet parts, with his mechanical tail extending from the mouth of what appears to be a mask on his back. Though his feet and right arm are normal biological ones, his left arm was replaced with something that resembles a mace (though probably multi-weapon compartment). What makes him even more frightening, however, was the fact that it was implied that they are made out of human body parts (possibly bones), as he stated in the quote. So far, he utilized 298 body parts, as implied by the fact that if he successfully incorporate his grandmother's and Sakura's body into his puppet, there will be 300.

Also of note is that his Akatsuki ring is not pictured on his left hand-replacement in the manga.

Shigure

Name: Shigure, シゲル
Age: 19 (deceased)1
Rank: Genin1
Height: 195,6 cm1
Weight: 80 kg1
Birthday: February 11
Blood Type: B
Registration #: R1-115
Affiliation: Amegakure (Hidden Rain)
Signature Ability: Jōro Senbon (It's Raining Needles From Heaven)
Shigure and his teammates, Baiu and Midare, confronted Gaara in the Shi no Mori (Forest of Death). Not much is known about him, except that he also carries several umbrellas on his back and interestingly, what appears to be an oxygen tank. Gaara uses Sabaku Kyū (The Coffin of Crushing Sand literally "Desert Coffin") followed by Sabaku Sōsō (Imploding Sand Funeral literally "Desert Graveyard") to kill him and his two teammates.

Shiranui Genma

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Shiranui Genma

Name: Shiranui Genma, 不知火ゲンマ
Age: 302
Rank: Tokubetsu Jōnin2
Height: 181 cm2
Weight: 71 kg2
Birthday: July 17
Blood Type: A
Registration #: 010203
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Senbon
Genma replaced Gekko Hayate as examiner of the third Chūnin exam after Hayate was killed by Baki. Later he was on the same team as Shizune, Namiashi Raidō and Yamashiro Aoba. He and Genma confronted the Sound Four who were escorting Uchiha Sasuke to Orochimaru. The Sound Four had to activate their Cursed Seals to defeat them.

Shizune

Shizune

Name: Shizune, シズネ
Age: 282
Rank: Jōnin2
Height: 168 cm2
Weight: 49,2 kg2
Birthday: November 18
Blood Type: A
Registration #: 10800
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Shōsen Jutsu (Mystical Palm Technique) Chikatsu Saisei no Jutsu (Healing Resuscitation Regeneration Technique), Dokugiri (Poison Mist), Shikomishindan (Prepared Needle Shot)

Shizune is Tsunade's student, and left Konoha with her after her uncle Dan died. She is currently a Jōnin rank medical nin in Konoha and led the regeneration of Hyūga Neji using Chikatsu Saisei no Jutsu (Healing Resuscitation Regeneration Technique).

Shukaku

Name: Suna no Shukaku, 砂の守鶴, "Shukaku of the Sand"
Tails #: Ichibi, 一尾, "One Tail"
Jinchūriki: Sabaku no Gaara
Affiliation: Sunagakure (Hidden Sand)
Signature Ability: Fūton: Renkūdan (Wind Release: Drilling Air Bullet)
Shukaku is one of the Bijū (尾獣, "Tailed beasts"). It is said he's the corrupted spirit of a Sand Priest turned demon. His Jinchūriki (人柱力, "Power of Human Sacrifice"; a person in whom one of the Bijū is imprisoned) is Gaara. He was sealed in Gaara by Chiyo on order of the father of Gaara, and the then current Kazekage. He had two other Jinchūriki before Gaara and, before being sealed into Gaara, he was sealed into a teakettle.

Trivia

  • Shukaku is a tanuki. Although he is sometimes mistaken for a badger or a panda.
  • Tanuki, like Kitsune, are magical creatures in Japanese mythology.
  • There is a Japanese myth about a priest and a Tanuki sealed in a teakettle.

Suzume

Name: Suzume, スズメ
Age: 311
Rank: Chūnin1
Height: 165,5 cm1
Weight: 45,5 kg1
Birthday: October 19
Blood Type: A
Registration #: 009902
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Suzume is an academy teacher. She teaches the special kunoichi class.

Taiseki

Name: Taiseki, タイセキ
Age: 27 (deceased)2
Rank: Jōnin2
Height: 189,2 cm2
Weight: 87,1 kg2
Birthday: March 10
Blood Type: O
Registration #: I W06225
Affiliation: Iwagakure (Hidden Rock)
Signature Ability: Meisai Gakure no Jutsu (Hiding Camouflage Technique)

Tatami Iwashi

Name: Tatami Iwashi, たたみイワシ
Age: 231
Rank: Chūnin1
Height: 173 cm1
Weight: 61,5 kg1
Birthday: January 2
Blood Type: O
Registration #: 012021
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)

Tazuna

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Tazuna

Name: Tazuna, タズナ
Age: 591
Height: 179 cm1
Weight: 79 kg1
Birthday: April 5
Blood Type: A
Affiliation: Nami no Kuni (Land of Waves)
Signature Ability: Bridge Building

"The man you are trying to kill, Mr. Tazuna, is the heart and spirit of this place. And the bridge you're trying to prevent him from completing is the land's hope. You're willing to sacrifice this place and everyone in it, just to advance your own ambitions. That's not what a true shinobi does." - Hatake Kakashi (to Momochi Zabuza) (Viz English manga translation)

An expert bridge builder, Tazuna is a resident of the Nami no Kuni (Land of Waves). He resolved to build a bridge that would connect the Wave country to the mainland to help in restoring its economic stability, which was against Gatō's interest, and he knew that Gatō would try to kill him. It is because of this threat that Tazuna, under false pretenses of wanting to merely be protected from bandits (reducing the costs since he couldn't afford more), acquires the services of bodyguards from the Konoha. A brave man, Tazuna doesn't hesitate on his path to create a bridge that will bring back hope into the city he loves. In honor of Naruto, for his example of courage, Tazuna names the bridge "Naruto Ōhashi (Great Naruto Bridge)" after its completion. Tazuna is the father of Tsunami and the grandfather of Inari.

Temari

Temari

Name: Temari, テマリ
Age: 162
Rank: Genin2
Height: 159,3 cm2
Weight: 44,9 kg2
Birthday: August 23
Blood Type: O
Registration #: 53-004
Affiliation: Sunagakure (Hidden Sand)
Signature Ability: Kamaitachi no Jutsu (Cutting Whirlwind Technique), Daikamaitachi no Jutsu (Great Cutting Whirlwind Technique), Kuchiyose: Kirikiri Mai (Summoning: Quick Beheading Dance)
Seiyū: Paku Romi

"Truly a woman more frightening than my own mother." - Nara Shikamaru (Unofficial translation)

Daughter of the former Kazekage, Temari is Gaara and Kankuro's sister. She carries a huge fan on her back, which she uses as a powerful ninja tool; she is also good at fighting from a distance, and a keen analyst (though not of the same calibre as Shikamaru). Even though she is afraid of Gaara, she does care about him.

When the situation looked hopeless for Shikamaru in his fight against Tayuya during the failed mission to retrieve the renegade Uchiha Sasuke, Temari came to his rescue. Her fan was able to reflect the sound waves right back to their caster. After using Kuchiyose no Jutsu (Summoning Technique) to summon Kamatari (a Kamaitachi or "Cutting Weasel"), she tore up the whole forest with her fan, defeating Tayuya's strategy to hide and attack from a distance. She and Uzumaki Naruto were the only two genin that could use summoning jutsu. During Naruto's 2,5 year absence, she has become a Jōnin.

Trivia

  • A "Temari" is a traditional ball of wound thread that kids use to bounce and dribble. They can be highly elaborate, and some consider weaving them to be an art form.

Tenten

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Tenten

Name: Tenten, テンテン
Age: 142
Rank: Chūnin4
Height: 155.6 cm2
Weight: 43.1 kg2
Birthday: March 9
Blood Type: B
Registration #: 012573
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Weapon specialist

Originally a Genin level ninja who graduated the academy a year before Naruto did and now a Chūnin, Tenten is a student of Maito Gai together with Rock Lee and Hyūga Neji. She has a terribly accurate (100%) aim when throwing weapons. Not much is known about her techniques, other than that she masters the use of dozens of various types of weapons in battle by raining them on her opponent. She also uses (chakra?) strings at some point. Her technique is useless against Temari, and opponents using natural elements to their advantage.

Tenten feels very strongly about both her teammates, as she especially idolizes Neji and could be seen staring with pride at Lee during his training with Gai at one occasion.

Her goal as a kunoichi is to be as great as Tsunade, one of the legendary Sannin. She trains hard to achieve her dream. She is considered one of the best female ninja in the village.

Trivia

  • The name "Tenten" has no particular meaning, but repeating the same syllable twice is a popular naming scheme for pandas. Repeated names are used affectionately in China.
  • One of the meanings of "Ten" in Japanese is "heaven" or "sky".
  • "Tenten" can sometimes mean "sporadically" in Japanese, which could be a pun involving her infrequent appearances in both the manga and anime.

Tobitake Tonbo

Name: Tobitake Tonbo, 飛竹トンボ
Age: 271
Rank: Chūnin1
Height: 167 cm1
Weight: 55 kg1
Birthday: April 4
Blood Type: A
Registration #: 010997
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)

Tonton

Name: Tonton, トントン
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Tsunade's pet pig.

Tsunami

Name: Tsunami, ツナミ
Age: 292
Height: 158 cm2
Weight: 45,3 kg2
Birthday: May 4
Blood Type: A
Affiliation: Nami no Kuni (Land of Waves)

The daughter of Tazuna and single mother of Inari. Having lost her husband several years ago, when Kaiza entered her life showing such love for her son, she couldn't help but invite him into her home. Like everyone else in the City, Kaiza's death broke her spirit. In the years following, she has tried to protect Inari from the painful memories of the loss of his friend and mentor. Tsunami is a woman of strong will. When Inari is in danger, she threatens to commit suicide, which would have left no hostage for Gatō's men to take.

Trivia

  • A "Tsunami" is one or a series of waves that occur after an earthquake, seaquake, volcanic activity, slumps, or meteorite impacts in or near the sea. The term "tidal wave" is often used to refer to a tsunami but it is technically not correct scientific usage.

Tsurugu Misumi

Name: Tsurugi Misumi, 剣ミスミ
Age: 231
Height: 174,7 cm1
Weight: 61,4 kg1
Birthday: November 30
Blood Type: A
Registration #: 011981
Affiliation: Otogakure (Hidden Sound)
Signature Ability: Nan no Kaizō (Soft Physique Modification)
Technically a Genin level ninja from Konohagakure, Tsurugu Misumi is actually a spy for Otogakure. To be more efficient in the gathering of information, his body has been altered to be able to fit into any space. This ability also has its benefits in battle by allowing Misumi to get impossible to escape holds on his opponent, with the ability to then constrict like a snake.

Uchiha Clan

(うちは一族, Uchiha Ichizoku, "Uchiha family") One of the oldest and most noble clans in Konoha. The Uchiha are highly specialized in Katon jutsu like Fire Style: Great Fireball Technique (Katon: Gōkakyū no Jutsu) and Fire Style - Art of the Phoenix Flower, the Touch-me-not (Katon: Hōsenka no Jutsu). They posses the Kekkei Genkai Sharingan. It is said that one of the ancestors of the Uchiha clan founded the Konoha Military Police Force (特殊部隊, Tokushu Butai, literally special military force). Currently there are only 2 known members left of this clan, Uchiha Sasuke and Uchiha Itachi, this is because Itachi murdered the rest of his clan when he was around 13 years old.

Uchiha Fugaku

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Uchiha Fugaku

Name: Uchiha Fugaku, うちはフガク
Age: 40 (deceased)2
Rank: Jōnin2
Height: 175,3 cm2
Weight: 63,1 kg2
Birthday: August 16
Blood Type: AB
Registration #: 004086
Affiliation: Uchiha clan, Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Sharingan, Katon: Gōkakyū no Jutsu (Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique)
The father of Uchiha Sasuke and Uchiha Itachi, and the husband of Uchiha Mikoto. He was the captain of the Konoha Keimu Butai (Konoha Military Police Force). He was killed by Itachi.

Uchiha Inabi

Name: Uchiha Inabi, うちはイナビ
Age: 25 (deceased)2
Affiliation: Uchiha clan, Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Sharingan
Uchiha Inabi was a member of the Konoha Keimu Butai (Konoha Military Police Force). He questioned Itachi about the apparent suicide of Uchiha Shisui together with Uchiha Tekka and Uchiha Yashiro. He was killed by Itachi.

Uchiha Itachi

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Uchiha Itachi

Name: Uchiha Itachi, うちはイタチ
Age: 182
Height: 175,2 cm2
Weight: 57,1 kg2
Birthday: June 9
Blood Type: AB
Registration #: 012110
Ring: 朱 (Ake/shu, scarlet/bloody)
Position: Right ring finger
Partner: Hoshigaki Kisame
Affiliation: Akatsuki, Uchiha clan, Nukenin (Missing-nin) from Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Sharingan, Mangekyō Sharingan, Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi, Katon: Gōkakyū no Jutsu (Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique), Shadow Replication Technique (Kage Bunshin no Jutsu), Bunshin Daibakuha (Clone Great Explosion), Magen: Kyōten Chiten (Demonic Illusion: Mirror Heaven and Earth Change), Suiton: Suigadan (Water Release: Water Fang Bullet)

…愚かなる弟よ………このオレを殺したくば,恨め!憎め!そしてみにくく生きのびるがいい………逃げて…逃げて…生 にしがみ付くがいい
...orokanaru otouto yo........ kono ore wo koroshitakuba, urame! nikume! soshite minikuku ikinobiru ga ii......... nigete... nigete... sei ni shigamitsuku ga ii...
"Foolish younger brother........ if you wish to kill me, hate me! Detest me! And survive in an unsightly way......... run... run... and cling to life." (Original Japanese version)

"Baby brother, you're pathetic. If you want to kill me, settle for hating me until you can! Hate me... and live. Like the coward you are! Clinging to life... without honor!" - Uchiha Itachi to Uchiha Sasuke (Viz English manga translation)

Noted within the Wanted Book, Uchiha Itachi is an S-Level criminal and a Konoha Missing-nin. He graduated top of his Academy class at age 6, had mastered the Sharingan by age 7, became a Chūnin at 8 and was previously a Black Ops (ANBU in the Japanese versions) captain at the age of only 13. Now 18, he is feared by even Orochimaru. He left Konoha some years ago, after killing his whole clan except for Uchiha Sasuke, his brother. He is currently associated with the organization Akatsuki though his whereabouts are unknown. Orochimaru had plans for Itachi wanting him to join him only to be another vessel for him, but seeing as Itachi is powerful to such a degree that even Orochimaru fears him, it's easy to see why Orochimaru decided to try his luck with Sasuke instead.

The reason Itachi killed his clan, the reason he left Sasuke alive only to physically and mentally abuse him, and the reason he repeatedly chooses to spare the lives of Konoha-nins after completely outclassing them in battle, including (but not limited to) Sasuke, Naruto, Jiraiya, Hatake Kakashi, Yūhi Kurenai, Maito Gai, and Sarutobi Asuma, all remain mysteries. He is the sole person who can use the Mangekyō Sharingan as revealed in the manga thus far, though apparently there is or was another person with this ability who has not yet been introduced (since Itachi tells Sasuke that if Sasuke were to achieve the Mangekyō Sharingan, the people able to use it will total at three). This is puzzling since it implies the existence of another living member of the Uchiha clan, Sasuke having previously thought to be the only one to survive Itachi's massacre.

Trivia

  • The name "Itachi" means "Weasel".

Uchiha Mikoto

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Uchiha Mikoto

Name: Uchiha Mikoto, うちはミコト
Age: 35 (deceased)2
Rank: Jōnin2
Height: 162,6 cm2
Weight: 48,8 kg2
Birthday: June 1
Blood Type: A
Registration #: 005348
Affiliation: Uchiha clan, Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
The mother of Uchiha Sasuke and Uchiha Itachi, and the wife of Uchiha Fugaku. She was killed by Itachi.

Uchiha Obito

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Uchiha Obito

Name: Uchiha Obito, うちはオビト
Age: 13 (deceased)2
Rank: Chūnin2
Height: 155.2 cm2
Weight: 43.4 kg2
Birthday: February 10
Blood Type: O
Registration #: 010886
Affiliation: Uchiha clan, Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Sharingan, Katon: Gōkakyū no Jutsu (Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique)
Obito was a chūnin level ninja featured in the Kakashi Gaiden chapters of the Naruto manga. Obito wanted to prove his strength to Hatake Kakashi, who was his teammate and his biggest rival. Obito also had a crush on his other teammate, Rin. On his and Kakashi's mission to rescue Rin, Obito finally proved his strength to Kakashi by activating the Uchiha clan's special Kekkei genkai, the Sharingan. When all seemed to be going well the Iwagakure shinobi Kakkō used Doton: Iwayado Kuzushi (Earth Release: Rock Lodging Destruction) and almost smashed Kakashi, hadn't Obito pushed him away in time. This heroic act caused the right side of Obito to be crushed completely. Obito, knowing that he was going to die, offered his sharingan to Kakashi, so he could defeat the rock ninja and save Rin. Rin, being a medical ninja, implanted Obito's left eye into Kakashi's left eye socket. Thus Sharingan no Kakashi was born. Obito has his name inscribed on the monument for ninja fallen in battle. It is for Obito that Kakashi visits this monument every day.

Uchiha Sasuke

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Uchiha Sasuke

Name: Uchiha Sasuke, うちはサスケ
Age: 132
Rank: Genin2
Height: 153,2 cm2
Weight: 43,5 kg2
Birthday: July 23
Blood Type: AB
Registration #: 012606
Affiliation: Uchiha clan, Nukenin (Missing-nin) from Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Sharingan, Katon: Gōkakyū no Jutsu (Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique), Thousand Birds (Chidori), Katon: Hōsenka no Jutsu (Fire Style - Art of the Phoenix Flower, the Touch-me-not), Fire Style: Dragon Fire Technique (Katon: Ryuuka no Jutsu), Kage Buyō (Shadow of the Dancing Leaf), Shishi Rendan (Lion Combo), Sōfūshasan no Tachi (Manipulating Windmill Triple Blades), Kage Shuriken no Jutsu (Shadow Shuriken Technique), Nawanuke no Jutsu (Rope Escape Technique)

For more information, see Uchiha Sasuke.

Uchiha Shisui

Name: Uchiha Shisui, うちはシスイ
Age: ? (deceased)2
Affiliation: Uchiha clan, Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Sharingan
うちは一の手だれ…
瞬身のシスイと恐れられた男だ
Uchiha ichi no te dare...
Shunshin no Shisui to osorerareta otoko da
"The most talented of the Uchiha..."
"The man feared as Shisui of the Body Flicker" - Uchiha Yashiro(original Japanese version)
兄さんがシスイさんを殺したのかよォ!?
Nii-san ga Shisui-san wo koroshita no ka yo!?
"Big brother, did you kill Shisui-san!?" - Uchiha Sasuke
そのお陰でこの゛眼゛を手に入れた
Sono okage de kono "me" o te ni ireta
"With that help I obtained these "eyes"" - Uchiha Itachi(original Japanese version)
Feared as "Shunshin no Shishui" (瞬身のシスイ, "Shisui of the Body Flicker")One of the most talented of the Uchiha clan. Shisui was the best friend of Uchiha Itachi, in fact Itachi thought of him as an older brother. He was found in the Nakano river after what appeared to be suicide, though the Konoha Keimu Butai (Konoha Military Police Force) believed it to be murder. The mystery of Shisui's death became even greater when Itachi told Sasuke that it was Shisui who gave him the Mangekyō Sharingan. Since the requirement of obtaining the Mangekyō is killing your best friend, it is reasonable to conclude Itachi killed Shisui.

Uchiha Tekka

Name: Uchiha Tekka, うちはテッカ
Age: 21 (deceased)2
Affiliation: Uchiha clan, Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Sharingan
Uchiha Tekka was a member of the Konoha Keimu Butai (Konoha Military Police Force). He questioned Itachi about the apparent suicide of Uchiha Shisui together with Uchiha Inabi and Uchiha Yashiro. He was killed by Itachi.

Uchiha Teyaki

Name: Uchiha Teyaki, うちはテヤキ
Age: 46 (deceased)2
Affiliation: Uchiha clan, Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
The shopkeeper of the "Uchiha Senbeiya" (うちはせんべい屋, "Uchiha sweet rice crackers shop"). He's the husband of Uchiha Uruchi. He was killed by Itachi.

Uchiha Uruchi

Name: Uchiha Uruchi, うちはウルチ
Age: 46 (deceased)2
Affiliation: Uchiha clan, Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
The shop assistant of the "Uchiha Senbeiya" (うちはせんべい屋, "Uchiha sweet rice crackers shop"). She's the wife of Uchiha Teyaki. She was killed by Itachi.

Uchiha Yashiro

Name: Uchiha Yashiro, うちはヤシロ
Age: 45 (deceased)2
Affiliation: Uchiha clan, Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Sharingan
Uchiha Yashiro was a member of the Konoha Keimu Butai (Konoha Military Police Force). He questioned Itachi about the apparent suicide of Uchiha Shisui together with Uchiha Tekka and Uchiha Inabi. He was killed by Itachi.

Trivia

  • So far, Yashiro is the only Uchiha clan member to be seen with light hair.

Udon

Name: Udon, ウドン
Age: 81
Rank: Genin4
Height: 127,5 cm1
Weight: 26,5 kg1
Birthday: April 3
Blood Type: O
Registration #: ?
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Udon is the friend of Konohamaru and Moegi. He is in the genin-team led by Ebisu.

Umino Iruka

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Umino Iruka

Name: Umino Iruka, うみのイルカ
Age: 232
Rank: Chūnin3
Height: 178 cm2
Weight: 66,2 kg2
Birthday: May 26
Blood Type: O
Registration #: 0118502
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Transformation Technique (Henge no Jutsu), Bunshin no Jutsu (Art of the Doppelganger)
Seiyū: Toshihiko Seki

"I'm not crying... my parents died fighting the stupid monster fox! They were heroes!... these tears are tears of joy..." (Unofficial translation)

Umino Iruka is an instructor at the ninja academy. Introduced as Uzumaki Naruto's sensei, he and Naruto have a special connection. Iruka sees himself in Naruto because he also grew up as an orphan and was around Naruto's current age when his parents were killed by the Kyūbi. Naruto cares for him because Iruka was the first person to acknowledge him as a precious person. Worrying that Naruto is being pushed too hard, Iruka often underestimates Naruto's abilities during his trials to become a great ninja. He was also Konohamaru's teacher at the ninja academy.

Trivia

  • In the first data book, Iruka's age is 25 and his registration number is 011450. This data book also doesn't give a last name for Iruka.
  • The name "Umino" means "of the sea" and "Iruka" means "a dolphin".

Utatane Koharu

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Utatane Koharu

Name: Utatane Koharu, うたたねコハル
Age: 681
Height: 153 cm1
Weight: 46,3 kg1
Birthday: September 1
Blood Type: A
Registration #: 0002562
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
The former teammate of the Third Hokage and Mitokado Homura. She is now a council member of Konohagakure.

Uzuki Yugao

Name: Uzuki Yūgao, 卯月夕顔
Age: 222
Rank: Anbu2
Height: 169,2 cm2
Weight: 50,5 kg2
Birthday: November 3
Blood Type: A
Registration #: 0121612
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
An member of the Konoha Anbu (Black ops), and the lover of Gekkō Hayate. She swore to revenge Hayate's death after he was killed by Baki.

Uzumaki Naruto

Name: Uzumaki Naruto, うずまきナルト
Age: 153
Rank: Genin3
Height: 147,5 cm2
Weight: 40,6 kg2
Birthday: October 10
Blood Type: B
Bijū: Kyūbi no Yōko ("Nine Tails Demon Fox")
Registration #: 012607
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Rasengan, Kuchiyose no Jutsu (Summoning Technique) (Toads), Tajū Kage Bunshin no Jutsu (Multiple Shadow Clone Technique), Kage Bunshin no Jutsu (Art of the Shadow Doppelganger), Ōdama Rasengan (Great Ball Rasengan), Oiroke no Jutsu (Ninja Centerfold), Hāremu no Jutsu (Ninja Harem), Bunshin Taiatari (Clone Body Blow), Sennen Goroshi (One Thousand Years of Death), Konbi Henge (Combination Transformation) (with Gamabunta), Shihōhappō Shuriken (Shuriken from All Directions), Uzumaki Naruto Rendan (Uzumaki Naruto Combo), Uzumaki Naruto Nisen Rendan (Uzumaki Naruto Two Thousand Combo), Henge no Jutsu (Transformation Technique), Kawarimi no Jutsu (Change of Body Technique)
For more information, see Uzumaki Naruto.

Waraji

Name: Waraji, ワラジ
Age: 331
Height: 181,41
Weight: 71,11
Birthday: April 6
Blood Type: O
Affiliation: Gatō
Signature Ability: Katana
Waraji is Gatō's bodyguard together with Zouri.

Yamanaka Family

(山中家, Yamanaka ke, "Yamanaka Family") This family runs a flower shop.

Trivia

  • The name "Yamanaka" means "deep in the mountain".

Yamanaka Ino

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Yamanaka Ino

Name: Yamanaka Ino, 山中いの
Age: 132
Rank: Genin2
Height: 151,2 cm2
Weight: 38,5 kg2
Birthday: September 23
Blood Type: B
Registration #: 012604
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Shintenshin no Jutsu (Art of the Valentine)

"Why? Why didn't he find me sexy? What's wrong with him?! It makes me so mad!!" - Ino (Viz English manga translation)

Originally a Genin from Naruto's class, Yamanaka Ino—now a Chūnin—is described as a very talented female shinobi by her Sensei. She was originally the first person to be nice to the timid Haruno Sakura in her childhood and was her best friend, but their shared crush on Uchiha Sasuke has driven them apart and made them bitter rivals. After the second stage of the Chūnin exam, and to some extent the third stage preliminaries, Ino and Sakura's relationship becomes a complex friendship/enmity one. It seems as if they are basically good friends again but are still thrown into rivalry mode whenever Sasuke is even mentioned.

Ino appears to be a very enthusiastic sort of person, her energy-laden cheers contrasting ridiculously with the pronounced indifference of her teammate, Shikamaru. Much like him, Ino has a specialty jutsu that takes control of the opponent to some degree.

Trivia

  • "Ino" means "a wild boar" (this explains Sakura's use of "Ino, you pig!" and "porker" to insult her. In the original Japanese manga and anime, the phrase is "Ino-butta!!" -- "Butta" means pig).
  • "Ino", "Shika" and "Chō" are the name of three cards needed for a highly prized trick of "Inoshikacho" in the Hanafuda.

Yamanaka Inoichi

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Yamanaka Inoichi

Name: Yamanaka Inoichi, 山中いのいち
Age: 382
Rank: Jōnin2
Height: 180,4 cm2
Weight: 69,1 kg2
Birthday: January 24
Blood Type: AB
Registration #: 005492
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Shinranshin no Jutsu (Mind Body Disturbance Technique)

Yamanaka Inoichi is the father of Yamanaka Ino. Like his daughter, he was part of an Ino-Shika-Chō trio, together with Nara Shikaku and Akimichi Choza.

Trivia

  • His name is often thought to be Yamanaka Inoshi. However, this name is fanon and it has recently been confirmed by the second official data book that his name is Yamanaka Inoichi.

Yamashiro Aoba

Name: Yamashiro Aoba, 山城アオバ
Age: 302
Rank: Tokubetsu Jōnin2
Height: 178 cm2
Weight: 66 kg2
Birthday: September 3
Blood Type: O
Registration #: 009744
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)

Yashamaru

Name: Yashamaru 夜叉丸
Age: 27 (deceased)2
Rank: Chūnin2
Height: 170,1 cm2
Weight: 50,1 kg2
Birthday: May 23
Blood Type: AB
Registration #: 32-049
Affiliation: Sunagakure (Hidden Sand)
Signature Ability: Sōshūha (Manipulating Attack Blades)
Yashamaru was the younger brother of Karura, and thus the uncle of Gaara. He was ordered by the Kazekage to assassinate Gaara, but the assassination ended in a desperate suicide mission and ultimately failed. Before he died he told Gaara that no one had ever really loved him, leaving Gaara even more of an emotional wreck then he already was.

Yuhi Kurenai

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Yūhi Kurenai

Name: Yūhi Kurenai, 夕日紅
Age: 282
Rank: Jōnin2
Height: 169,1 cm2
Weight: 54,4 kg2
Birthday: June 11
Blood Type: AB
Registration #: 010881
Affiliation: Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf)
Signature Ability: Genjutsu specialist, Magen: Jubaku Satsu (Demonic Illusion: Tree Bind Death)

A Jōnin level ninja, Yūhi Kurenai is the one in charge of Genin Team 8 (which consists of Inuzuka Kiba, Aburame Shino and Hyūga Hinata). Not much is known about Kurenai as of yet in the series, only that she has just recently become a Jōnin. She may have a thing for Sarutobi Asuma, since she blushed when Kakashi suggested it.

During her brief battle with Uchiha Itachi and Hoshigaki Kisame, she used her strongest skill, Genjutsu. Itachi easily countered it though, since he has the Sharingan at his disposal.

Trivia

  • The name "Yūhi" means "the setting sun" and "Kurenai" means "crimson".

Yura

Name: Yūra, 由良
Age: ? (deceased)4
Rank: Jōnin?
Height: ?
Weight: ?
Birthday: ?
Blood Type: ?
Registration #: ?
Affiliation: Akatsuki, Sunagakure (Hidden Sand)
Yūra was a council member of Sunagakure (Hidden Sand), though in reality he was also a sleeper agent for Akatsuki and the subordinate of Sasori. He was used as a sacrifice for the Akatsuki Leader's Shōten no Jutsu (Shapeshifting Technique), taking on the shape of Uchiha Itachi.

Zaku Abumi

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Zaku Abumi

Name: Zaku Abumi, ザク・アブミ
Age: 14(deceased)1
Height: 157,3 cm1
Weight: 49 kg1
Birthday: September 14
Blood Type: AB
Affiliation: Otogakure (Hidden Sound)
Signature Ability: Zankūha (Decapitating Air Wave), Zankūkyokuha (Extreme Decapitating Air Waves)

"Me... The great me... Can't screw up anymore!" - Zaku (Unofficial translation)

"Our objective is not some stupid scroll... nor have we any interest in passing your infantile exam. We're after Sasuke!" - Zaku (Viz English manga translation)

"Oh, no. Sasuke is a crucial piece. The ones taking the chūnin exam are merely sacrifices." - Orochimaru (Unofficial translation)

Zaku Abumi was a Genin level ninja from Otogakure (Hidden Sound). He was part of the Otogakure team that took the Chūnin exam at Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf). He was murdered and used as a sacrifice by Orochimaru for the use of the Kuchiyose: Edo Tensei (Summoning: Impure World Resurrection) technique against Sandaime Hokage.

Trivia

  • Zaku's name is derived from "to cut," but it is also the sound of a person walking on snow or sand. With the former name meaning, he and his two teammates have names relating to swords, fitting based on their aggressive behavior and deadly intentions. However, based on the latter meaning, he and his two teammates all have names that come from onomatopoeias, fitting since they come from the Hidden Sound Village. Their naming pattern (Slash, Clang, and Crunch) is similar to that of Snap, Crackle, and Pop.
  • The three symbols on Zaku's chest are all the kanji for "Shi" which, when translated, means Death.

Zetsu

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Zetsu

Name: Zetsu, ゼツ
Age: ?
Height: ?
Weight: ?
Birthday: ?
Blood Type: ?
Ring: 亥 (I/kai, boar)
Position: Right little finger
Partner: None
Affiliation: Akatsuki
Signature Ability: Spying jutsu

Not much is known about this mysterious character at the moment, only that he is Akatsuki's spy. His head appears to be enveloped in a large Venus flytrap. The right side of his face, and likely his body, is black in color while his left side is white in color. His pupil-less eyes and superior vision suggest that he may harbor something similar to Byakugan. His first appearance was after the Naruto and Sasuke fight at the end of Part 1, which he observed in secret. He was also responsible for warning Akatsuki of the positions of the approaching Team Kakashi and Team Gai during their extraction of Gaara's chakra. His ability to merge with trees and other plants lead to the speculation that he is most likely a missing-nin from the Kusagakure no Sato (Hidden Grass Village). Until more is known about him, this is of course, only an educated guess.

He seems to have a split personality, as one half of his face speaks only in Katakana, which could indicate a robotic voice , while the other side uses both Kanji and Kana. He is also a cannibal (in Ch 261, he ate Kisame's body substitute), which fits his "venus flytrap" body

Trivia

  • Each Akatsuki member wears a ring, inscribed with the first kanji related to the nine mythical beasts in Japanese mythology. However, Zetsu's ring doesn't fit in this list. Zetsu has the kanji 亥 (I/kai, boar) while the list suggests he should have the kanji 玄 (Gen, mysteriousness). The two kanji are somewhat similar in appearance though, which suggests an error by either the artist or the reader/translator.

Zouri

Name: Zouri, ゾウリ Zōri
Age: 281
Height: 1721
Weight: 631
Birthday: December 1
Blood Type: A
Affiliation: Gatō
Signature Ability: Katana
Zouri is Gatō's bodyguard together with Waraji.

Trivia

  • The probability of this many people actually not sharing a birthday is less than one in fifteen. (Counting characters whose birthdays are known; had the whole cast of Naruto been known to have different birthdays, the probability would have dropped to less than one in fifty.)
  • When the game of Rock, Paper, Scissors arrived in Japan in the early 1640s, the Japanese invented many variations for it—one of them being Frog, Slug, Snake. The frog can beat the slug, the slug can beat the snake, and the snake can beat the toad. These three animals are, not coincidentally, the summons of the legendary Sannin (Jiraiya, Orochimaru, and Tsunade).
  • The names of the Sannin are from The Legend of the Gallant Jiraiya (http://narutofever.com/information/books-legend-jiraiya.php), a Japanese tale from the nineteenth century.

Notes

  1. First Official Data Book (秘伝・臨の書キャラクターオフィシャルデータBOOK, "Hiden: Rin no Sho Character Official Data Book").
  2. Second Official Data Book (秘伝・闘の書キャラクターオフィシャルデータBOOK, "Hiden: Tou no Sho Character Official Data Book").
  3. Jump's 2nd Great Hero Book's Mini Data Book (秘伝・翔の書オフィシャルキャラクターデータBOOK mini, "Hiden: Shou no Sho Official Character Data Book mini").
  4. The current manga chapters (chapter 245 and up).
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