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The 36 Best Naruto Characters of All-Time, Ranked

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A Complete Guide to the Best Naruto Characters

Naruto is one of the most popular anime shows of all time, Its popularity can be traced to Naruto Characters design style, unique storyline, and unforgettable themes that resonate with viewers around the world.

The show follows Naruto Uzumaki, a young who wants to become the Hokage, the leader of his village. He wants nothing more than to be acknowledged by everyone in his village and for people there to acknowledge that he has become someone great.

The best Naruto characters of all time are ranked by who is the most powerful, the best leader, the funniest, and so on… Hence, with no further addition let us kick off this list of the best characters who are a part of Naruto, Naruto Shippuden, and the Boruto series.

36. Sai Yamanaka

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Sai is the current chief of Konoha’s Yamanaka clan. Before this, he was a Root member. As with all Root training, he was conditioned to have absolutely no emotions whatsoever. Accordingly, Sai had trouble connecting with others.

When he joins Team Kakashi, as a replacement for Sasuke, Sai slowly starts to learn more about empathy, emotion, and how it differs from everything he was taught to erase. He also gets to develop his own personality and identity by forming genuine personal bonds with others.

35. Himawari Uzumaki

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Meet Himawari Uzumaki, Naruto and Hinata’s youngest daughter. She is a cheerful and sweet girl just like her pretty mother Hinata Hyuga. Himawari is shown to love her family deeply, especially for her older brother. She also cares for her late cousin Neji who provided Sakura with a sense of purpose.

On the day of Naruto’s inauguration as a Hokage, Himawari wanted to bring her panda toy to the ceremony, but Boruto saw it as a burden and tried to take it away from her. When the toy’s head was torn off in the dispute, Himawari woke her Byakugan and attacked Boruto, despite his vehement apology. Naruto sensed her immense power and killing intent and shielded Boruto, though he was knocked out afterward.

34. Ino Yamanaka

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From the start, Ino Yamanaka has been one of the major Naruto characters. She is a kunoichi from Konoha’s Yamanaka clan, and was part of Ino-Shika-Cho team. It’s easy to notice her especially because of her blunt approach, and obsession with Sasuke

Some people might think of this favorite character as just the token pretty girl, or Sakura’s love rival because she was originally introduced mainly due to her interest in Sasuke. But there’s more to Ino than that. As she grew up to become one of the strongest characters throughout the entire naruto franchise, turning into much more than just an obsessed girl.

33. Sarada Uchiha

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Sarada Uchiha is a character from the Naruto series. She’s the daughter of Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno. The usual disappearance of her father, and seeing only her mother every day by her side has made it hard for Sarada to understand her identity or what she should do.

After meeting Naruto Uzumaki, Sarada comes to believe that she’s defined by the connections she has with other people and as a member of Team Konohamaru, she has set a goal of someday becoming Hokage so that she can connect with more people.

32. Konohamaru Sarutobi 

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From Naruto to Boruto, over the course of the show, Konohamaru – who is Hiruzen Sarutobi’s grandson and inheritor of his skillset – has gathered himself a dedicated fan base due to his goal of becoming the next Hokage just like his rival Naruto Uzumaki.

He’s younger than Naruto, and at first, Konohamaru was a little jealous of his new friend. But over the years, Konohamaru learned about bravery and ninja techniques from Naruto, and he put these lessons to use when he became one of the strongest naruto characters in the entire village with a dream to be Hokage.

After becoming an experienced jōnin, he became the leader of his own genin team. He aspires to be Hokage one day, just like his idol Naruto Uzumaki. In the Boruto series, he taught Boruto Uzumaki the Rasengan which he learned from his mentor Naruto Uzumaki.

31. Sakura Haruno

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Sakura Haruno is one of the most well-known naruto characters, a female ninja, and the love interest of Sasuke. She was part of Team 7 with Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, and their sensei Kakashi Hatake. Regarding medical ninjutsu, she’s had some experience but her main focus was on mastering her chakra.

Sakura had trouble controlling her strength at the start. However, after some time of training under Tsunade, Sakura overcame this and it became clear that she was one of Konoha’s most talented medical-ninja. After marrying Sasuke, Sakura became very supportive of him, refusing to leave his side while she was pregnant with their daughter Sarada. Sakura raises Sarada on her own due to Sasuke being away on missions for many years.

30. Hiruzen Sarutobi

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Hiruzen Sarutobi is a supporting character from the Naruto series, As a talented ninja, Hiruzen gained the position of Hokage at a young age from the second Hokage. He surpassed his master as a child. He served as the 3rd Hokage of Konoha and was a powerful ninja.

Having been taught by two previous Hokage, he masters multiple badass jutsus, earth style, and has immense chakra and raw strength. He continually taught many shinobi from many generations about what it meant to be a Konoha ninja. Every boy needs a hero and for Naruto, he had Hiruzen Sarutobi to look up to. When his parents died it was Hirozen who ensured the safety of Naruto and make sure that he stayed on the right track.

29. Rin Nohara

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Rin Nohara is a fictional character from the anime and manga series Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto. She was introduced as a Chūnin of The Leaf Village (Konohagakure) and a member of Team Minato.

Rin was a compassionate and friendly anime girl, who cared deeply for her teammates. She often played the role of peacemaker during Obito and Kakashi’s many spats while remaining neutral. Rin was a smart ninja, as evidenced by how quickly she learned and used high-level medical ninjutsu at such a young age.

Rin was forcibly made into the jinchūriki of Isobu–the Three-Tails–as part of an evil plan by Kirigakure to destroy her village. However, she ultimately sacrificed herself to ensure the safety of her village and loved ones.

28. Sasori

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Sasori, who was known as Sasori of the Red Sand and belonged to Sunagakure, was an S-rank missing-nin and Chiyo’s grandson, who trained him as a puppeteer.

He is one of the most memorable villain characters with evil purposes in the naruto franchise, being a shinobi of great power, who was able to fight and kill the Third Kazekage, the strongest ninja in Suna history.

Sasori was Orochimaru’s partner until the latter left Akatsuki, and then became Deidara’s partner until the latter died.

27. Killer B 

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In the manga and anime Naruto, “Killer B” is an awesome shinobi with an equally awesome chakra level to a Kage. He’s from Kumogakure and was able to befriend his Eight-Tailed Beast, which is something none of the other jinchūriki were able to do.

Killer B is one of Naruto Blazing Characters with monstrous strength. He has mastered his powers and is now a powerful ninja capable of single-handedly overwhelming an entire team of dangerous fighters, Further, he is one of the funniest naruto characters in the series, who aspires to be the world’s greatest rapper.

26. Yamato

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Yamato is one of the most influential characters in the Naruto manga and anime – he is an ANBU in service to the Konoha village. His special sealing Jutsu and fighting style make him a natural addition to Team Kakashi, which allows them to do great things.

Like other ANBU members, Yamato portrays a calm and stoic persona in stressful situations. Even when on duty, he can be quite relaxed and often uses weapon conjuring techniques such as his Wood Style to make a wooden house for himself to get comfort.

25. Boruto Uzumaki

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Boruto is the son of Naruto Uzumaki, the Seventh Hokage of the Hidden Leaf Village. Boruto is 10 years old and his face is modeled after his father’s. He has a younger sister named Himawari Uzumaki and His mother is of course the pretty Hinata Hyuga.

Boruto’s personality was inherited from his father, showing traits such as being impatient and having a mischievous attitude. Boruto is often at odds with his father because he does not want to follow in his father’s footsteps. It seems like he has an immense crush on Sarada Uchiha, the daughter of Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno.

24. Asuma Sarutobi

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Asuma Sarutobi is one of the supporting characters of the Naruto franchise and the posthumous character in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. Although he is considered as one of the most powerful naruto characters, he was typically a laid-back individual and does not get himself involved in things unless absolutely necessary.

In the series, Asuma has a very blunt personality and does not have any qualms about what he calls his students. Even so, he had a really close relationship with all of them. He was in charge of Team 10 that includes Nara Shikamaru, Yamanaka Ino, and Choji Akimichi. He mainly took the three under his wing, and make them become powerful fighters. Aside from being one of the most memorable naruto characters, Asuma Kurensai was also a devoted husband and father. That’s why it’s tough to see his relationship with Kurenai Yūhi come to an end without at least being able to see his newly born daughter.

23. Zabuza Momuchi

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Zabuza Momochi is a skilled ninja, highly sought after in the criminal underworld. He is a strong fighter who uses water-based techniques. He has a unique fighting style, is an experienced swordsman, and has great knowledge of taijutsu. He is also very observant and perceptive, as he was able to tell how Kakashi’s Sharingan works just by fighting him once.

He is of the most unique naruto characters, as he was once seen as charismatic and inspiring. Zabuza had a dream in which shinobi were the dominant class in society, a dream he acted on by challenging the Fourth Mizukage. The failed coup left Zabuza bitter and cynical before he finally became a hitman who would kill for anyone who hire him. Along with his partner Haku, he will fight team 7 led by Kakashi, a fierce battle in which he met his end.

22. Konan

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Konan was a ninja from Amegakure and a former member of Akatsuki. She was the only female member of the group and Nagato’s partner, being the only one who had permission to call him by his real name. She became the leader of Amegakure for some time after defecting from Akatsuki. She has a unique fighting style and can use her paper abilities to knock people out and even kill them. She is also skilled at water release.

Konan is a smart character and her personality traits also resemble those of Nagato. In the anime, Konan was shown to be more of a realist than Nagato and realized Naruto’s principles were meaningful for her.

21. Temari

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Temari is one of the supporting naruto characters in Naruto, Naruto Shippuden, and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, and she is a Jōnin-level kunoichi from Sunagakure.

Temari is the only female member of the Sand Siblings. She is a highly skilled ninja, who specializes in wind techniques that are often used in conjunction with her fighting style, capable of creating powerful gusts which can be used to pick up opponents, swirl them around, and launch them into other objects. making her one of the most versatile fighters in all of the naruto world.

After marrying Shikamaru Nara, Temari becomes a member of the Nara clan and emigrates to Konoha. There she served as a kunoichi for the village.

20. Neji Hyuga

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Neji Hyuga is a powerful ninja in the series who has the Byakugan; he is also a member of the Hyuga’s branch family. One of his recurring roles is being Hinata’s cousin. He is also the leader of team 10.

Neji’s clan, the Hyuga clan, practices a form of high-level chakra control called Gentle Fist. He often carries himself in an arrogant manner, looking down on other people especially those who he considers as weak and worthless. Neji’s family were resentful of other clans and would not associate themselves with other clans

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19. Tobirama Senju

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Tobirama Senju was born into the Senju clan, he is an intelligent man who deeply cared for his village, also known as the most powerful shinobi ever because of his immense chakra, physical prowess, and mastery of ninjutsu.

Throughout his life, Tobirama worked tirelessly to instill stability and institute new institutions that made the village system work, thus ensuring Konoha’s prosperity. When his older brother’s life came to an end, Tobirama succeeded Hashirama Senju in the second Hokage of Konohagakure.

18. Kushina Uzumaki

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Kushina Uzumaki is a female character from the anime and manga, Naruto. She is the mother to Naruto Uzumaki and wife to Minato Namikaze. She was a Jinchuriki for Kurama, the Nine-tailed Beast sealed within her body that she will later pass on to her child.

She is a strong and powerful woman with a fiery temper. Kushina is an expert in ninjutsu and can even use Sage mode, giving her the ability to use any Jutsu that she knows. She has an undying love for her family and when her son was born, she died protecting the village from the Kyuubi’s wrath.

17. Senju Hashirama

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Senju Hashirama was a legendary shinobi who founded the Konoha village. He was born with a special ability called “the power of trees” that let him control woods and plants to grow large forests and surround enemies.

In order to keep the peace, he agreed to be part of a truce between clans that made up Konoha and is revered as Konoha’s greatest leader. Hashirama Senju was most famous for his Wood Release abilities, which he passed on to his two students, Hiruzen Sarutobi and Tobirama Senju.

16. Rock Lee

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Rock Lee is one of the major protagonists in Naruto. Lee is a cheerful but determined ninja who was trained by Guy-sensei, who’s known for being strict with his students, but still cares for them deeply. He’s often characterized as being very immature and naive. But, he works hard and trains rigorously to improve his Natural energy, skills, and fighting style in order to become a strong ninja just like his Master Might Guy.

15. Orochimaru

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Orochimaru is a powerful ninja, criminal, and former member of Konohagakure’s shinobi village. He is a snakelike, self-serving Sannin, with his name meaning “jade snake”, Orochimaru is a powerful and influential shinobi who was once Konoha’s teacher.

He was also a founder of Otogakure and an accomplished shinobi that was considered one of the most powerful members of the village. He is also as terrifying Sannin who desires immortality as he seeks to become the first man to learn the dark art of summoning.

14. Tsunade

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Tsunade is a Konoha ninja and the Fifth Hokage of the village, thus making her the leader of Konoha, and one of the Legendary Sannin. She was also a former member of Team Tobirama alongside Jiraiya and Orochimaru.

The Pretty Tsunade is also a legendary woman who was born with the genetic trait of incredible healing ability. She has been hailed as the greatest medical-nin in the history of Konoha and has been universally regarded as one of the strongest female naruto characters in the entire franchise.

13. Pain (Nagato)

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Nagato was an Amegakure shinobi and a descendant of the Uzumaki clan. He had a difficult and violent upbringing and sought to create peace in the world through Akatsuki, which he founded alongside his friends Yahiko and Konan.

However, Beyond the death of Yahiko, Nagato adopted a new alias which is “Pain” and became a seemingly darker figure. Konan also took action and together they lead a new Akatsuki, one that uses any means to force the world into peace.

12. Might Guy

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Might Guy is one of the strongest ninjas and best naruto characters in the entire series. It’s true that Might Guy is skilled in Taijutsu, but he doesn’t have the best knowledge of Ninjutsu. His weakness in this field doesn’t affect him much, though, since he can control his chakra to a higher level and has mastered the Eight Gates.

He’s a master of martial arts and sworn rival to Kakashi Hatake, who is also the mentor of one of the secondary protagonists, Rock Lee. He has an unmatched speed and can rely on his monster-like chakra to fit any situations he’s in.

11. Obito Uchiha

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Obito Uchiha is a major character in the Naruto series. He is one of the main antagonists in Part I. Obito was once a loyal ninja of Konoha, but after the death of his best friend, Rin Nohara, Obito became embittered towards the world. He became a member of the Akatsuki terrorist organization, in order to destroy everything and help Madara in his devilish plan.

Even though, he was introduced in the series as an antagonist, whose goal is to create a world where people are subjugated under an absolute authoritarian government to avoid war and suffering, which he believes will lead to true peace. Obito will later become a protagonist, joining forces with Sasuke Uchiha and Naruto Uzumaki to fight against Madara Uchiha.

10. Shikamaru Nara

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Shikamaru Nara is an intelligent, lazy ninja from Konoha, who was assigned to lead a four-man team consisting of Naruto Uzumaki, Sakura Haruno, Sai, and Shino Aburame. He is able to use his clan’s shadow techniques both defensively and to attack.

He is a genius when it comes to planning and solving problems. With his intelligence, he has been always respected, for saving his friends and village on many occasions.

9. Hinata Hyuga

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Hinata Hyuga is a fictional character and a female ninja from the manga and anime series, Naruto. She is the daughter of the head of the Hyuga clan and heir to the clan’s main house. Her family is one of the oldest and most powerful in Konoha, which she loves deeply and has devoted her entire life to be worthy of it.

Her father’s attitude towards her was very strict, so she grew to be timid and shy. All the while, she continued to chase her goal and got motivated by observing Naruto Uzumaki who gives her inspiration. As a result, she gained the confidence and skills necessary to pursue her goals and achieve growth. A few years after the Fourth Shinobi World War, Hinata married Naruto and she joined the Uzumaki Clan.

8. Jiraiya

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Jiraiya was one of Konoha’s great and skilled shinobis. He was hailed as an exceptionally powerful ninja, with a great sage mode, regarded as one of the greatest naruto feats, and recognized as one of the best to have ever lived in his village. Although he spent much of his time away from society, he was an exemplar shinobi whose famed crosses Konoha’s borders making it rightfully proud of such a great ninja.

Jiraya traveled to various countries in search of knowledge that would help his friends, and become a major motivation for his successors and final apprentice, Naruto Uzumaki.

7. Gaara

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Gaara of the Desert is a character in the Naruto manga and anime series, created by Masashi Kishimoto. Originally starting as an antagonist, Gaara is affiliated with Sunagakure village and is the son of its leader.

After seeing Naruto Uzumaki overcome adversity through his friendships, Gaara starts acting more like him. As he aspires to become Suna’s Fifth Raikage he inherits the responsibility of protecting the village and all those who live there, relinquishing himself from the worry of always being alone.

6. Madara Uchiha

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Madara Uchiha is a powerful and enigmatic character from the Naruto series. He was a former member of Konoha’s Uchiha clan, which he claimed to have started the war after being cast out for his beliefs. He also founded the Akatsuki organization with his partner, Obito. His goal is to overthrow the peace-loving Kage of their clans and rule over the ninja world.

He is one of the most powerful and evilish naruto characters and can be considered as an anti-hero, he has so many fighting styles and badass moves, but what I like the most is the Kekkei Genkai that Madara Uchiha has released when he became the Jinchuriki of the Ten-Tails Beast.

Well, he is characterized as being an arrogant, egotistical, cunning, ambitious, and knowledgeable man with great insight into the ninja world.

5. Uchiha Sasuke

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Sasuke Uchiha is one of the most popular naruto characters. He is the last of Konoha’s Uchiha clan and one of its final surviving members.

Sasuke has a noble goal which drives him to seek revenge against his brother Itachi for killing their whole family. He will settle down after sadly killing his brother, return to his former self as a good Konoha boy and then marry sakura, with whom he will get a daughter named Sarada.

His character has been mainly used in many forms of media including video games, anime series, and manga.

4. Naruto Uzumaki

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Uzumaki Naruto is a protagonist and hero in the manga and anime series Naruto. He’s the son of the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, and he has been shown to be a genin (recruit) of Konoha.

Naruto is not an ordinary child; he was born with a fox demon sealed inside his body by his father. It remained there until Naruto’s death in order to revive him as Kurama, the nine-tailed fox. This power along with his sage mode, and mastery of a mystical fighting style, made Naruto both respected by friends and feared by enemies. Hence, his determination and willpower strengthened him against enemies and helped him protect his village and beloved ones, and become a Hokage which is a dream that he has had since childhood.

3. Kakashi Hatake

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Kakashi is an extraordinarily gifted shinobi, who is known worldwide. His skills in combat are matched only by a few in the entire series, and he has shown himself to be one of the most intelligent ninjas in the series.

He is hot, badass, and has abilities that are so great that he is able to quickly react to otherwise unforeseen attacks, such as being able to predict an enemy’s movements even without his Sharingan active, and even predict what his opponents would do next!

2. Minato Namikaze

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Minato Namikaze, the Fourth Hokage, also known as Konoha’s Yellow Flash, is the fastest ninja and one of the most powerful characters in the Naruto series. He married Kushina Uzumaki and had Naruto Uzumaki being his son. His wife died during childbirth, and he sacrificed himself to seal away the Nine-Tails from destroying their village.

Overall, in the series, He was also the youngest person to ever be given the title of Hokage. His reign lasted only a few years, but he achieved much in that time, including sealing the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox inside his newborn son, Naruto Uzumaki.

1. Itachi Uchiha

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Itachi Uchiha is a fictional character from the Naruto series. He is also the older brother of Sasuke Uchiha. He is a well-known shinobi and a prodigy member of Konoha’s Uchiha clan, who are known for their powerful chakra. He is talented, intelligent, highly skilled in the art of ninjutsu, and has the most powerful Genjutsu in the entire series

He was praised by all as the best of his generation, as Itachi Uchiha has served as an Anbu Captain. After killing everyone in his clan, Itachi spared only his brother Sasuke and became a member of Akatsuki. Sasuke’s sole purpose in life is to grow up stronger and exact vengeance on Itachi. Following his death, his motives were discovered to be in the interest of his brother and village. Well, Itachi Uchiha can be considered a loyal shinobi of Konohagakure right up until the very end.

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