Naruto Uzumaki
Naruto newshot
Character in the Naruto series
Konoha's Orange Hokage
Chapter #1
Naruto Episode #1
Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
Video Game:
Naruto: Clash of Ninja
Find the Four-Leaf Red Clover!
Appear in:
Anime, Manga, Game and Movie
Voice Actor
Astrological Sign Libra October 10
Gender Male Male
Part I: 12-13
Part II: 15-16
Part I: 145.3 cm-147.5 cm
Part II: 166 cm
Part I: 40.1 kg-40.6 kg
Part II: 50.9 kg
Blood Type:
Tailed Beast:
Team Kakashi

Sasuke Retrieval Team
Konoha 11 (Anime only)
Eight Man Squad

Team One (Anime only)
Ninja Rank:
Ninja Registration:
Academy Grad. Age:
Nature Type
Nature Icon Wind Wind Release(Affinity)
Minato Namikaze(father)
Kushina Uzumaki(mother)
All Directions Shuriken

Big Ball Rasengan
Big Ball Spiralling Serial Zone Spheres (Manga only)
Chakra Transfer Technique
Clone Body Blow
Clone Spinning Heel Drop (Anime only)
Combination Transformation
Continuous Tailed Beast Balls (Manga only)
Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique
Fire Release: Toad Oil Flame Bullet
Frog Kata
Frog Strike (Manga only)
Front Lotus
Harem Technique
Multiple Shadow Clone Technique
Naruto Uzumaki Combo
Naruto Uzumaki Two Thousand Combo
Negative Emotions Sensing
New Sexy Technique
One Thousand Years of Death
Pachinko Technique (Anime only)
Planetary Rasengan
Sage Art: Big Ball Rasengan
Sage Art: Many Ultra-Big Ball Spiralling Serial Spheres
Sage Art: Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan
Sage Mode
Sage Technique: Spiralling Serial Spheres
Sexy Technique
Shadow Clone Technique
Shadow Shuriken Technique
Spiralling Absorption Sphere
Spiralling Strife Spheres
Strong Fist (Anime only)
Summoning Technique (Toads)
Summoning: Food Cart Destroyer Technique
Super Mini-Tailed Beast Ball (Manga only)
Tailed Beast Ball (Manga only)
Tailed Beast Chakra Arms
Tailed Beast Rasengan
Tailed Beast Shockwave
Torii Seal
Twin Rasengan
Twin Rasenshuriken (Manga only)
Typhoon Water Vortex Technique
Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan
Ultra-Many Spiralling Serial Spheres
Uzumaki Formation (Anime only)
Wind Release: Rasengan
Wind Release: Rasenshuriken
Wind Release: Toad Gun (Anime only)
Wind Release: Toad Oil Bullet (Anime only)

Wind Release: Toad Oil Flame Bullet (Anime only)
Chakra Blades

Fūma Shuriken
Hidden Kunai Mechanism
Scalpel (Anime only)
Scroll of Seals
Shadow Clone Summoning Scroll


Naruto Uzumaki (うずまきナルト, Uzumaki Naruto) is the title character and main protagonist of the series: Naruto. He is a genin from Konohagakure, a member of Team Kakashi, and the third and current jinchūriki of Kurama — the Nine-Tails.

Background Edit

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A newborn Naruto with his mother Kushina.

Naruto was born as the son of the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, and Kurama's second jinchūriki, Kushina Uzumaki. Naruto's parents named him after the main character of Jiraiya's first book, thus making the Sannin his godfather.[1] Prior to Naruto's birth, his parents and the Third Hokage Hiruzen Sarutobi feared that his birth would break the seal which kept Kurama in Kushina. The plan to ensure it did not occur was for Kushina to be taken to top-secret location outside the village with with Biwako Sarutobi and Taji as her midwives, a few ANBU as security, and Minato to keep the seal in place. However, word of Kushina giving birth reached a masked ninja who intended to take the Nine-Tails for his own evil ends. Killing the midwives and ANBU, the masked man took the newborn Naruto hostage to keep Minato steps away from Kushina so the seal can be shattered.[2]

Minato and Kushina protect Naruto

Minato and Kushina protecting Naruto from the Nine-Tails.

Though Naruto was taken safer location, the masked ninja succeeded in releasing Kurama and used the monster to devastate Konoha. Saving Kushina, Minato leaves Naruto with her as he heads off to save their village.[2] After severing the masked ninja's control over the tailed beast, Minato realises the only way to stop Kurama is to seal it within Naruto, believing that his son would someday have need of the beast's power to defeat the masked ninja when he returned.[3] However, sacrificing his soul to weaken Kurama, the sealing process took both Minato's life and Kushina's when they took a fatal blow from the Nine-Tails meant for their son. Suddenly orphaned, Naruto was left to grow up knowing nothing of his parents, receiving only his mother's last name as Hiruzen believed it was best that nobody knew that he was related to the Fourth Hokage.[4]

Naruto as a little child

Naruto as a child.

Despite Minato's final request to Hiruzen for the villagers to see Naruto as a hero who had helped defeat Kurama, only the Third Hokage and a few of the villagers honoured his request. Everyone else instead resented him for containing the monster that had destroyed their home, some even seeing him as the Nine-Tails itself. Furthermore, Hiruzen created the decreed to prohibit any mention of Naruto's nature as a jinchūriki in the hope that the other children would not resent him. However, even without knowing the reason, most of the children followed their parents' example and ostracised Naruto.[5] The social isolation would cause Naruto to develop a need to be acknowledged through mischief.

Young sasuke and Naruto

Naruto and Sasuke's rivalry during their childhood.

When Naruto was enrolled into the Academy, he became the student of Iruka Umino and met his class mate Sasuke Uchiha when the two were pair to spar against each other. Though excited at the chance to achieve popularity by beating Sasuke, Naruto was easily beaten. By looking at Sasuke's eyes, Naruto realised that they were filled with hatred. When Iruka told them to make the reconciliation seal, they both refused.[6] Since then, Naruto came to see Sasuke as a rival and intended to beat him. When Naruto found out that Sasuke was also an orphan, he was secretly happy for not being the only one alone and wanted to talk to him, but couldn't because of his jealousy toward Sasuke's skills.[7] Still, Naruto wished that, someday, Sasuke would acknowledge him as an equal.[8]

In the anime, when Naruto pulled a prank on a group of boys for not being invited to their "test of courage", he refused to return to the Academy after being glared by Iruka with the same resentful stare everyone else gives him. Later, Naruto is tricked by the boys' leader, Hibachi, to get himself killed by enemy ninja in the hills. Learning of this, Iruka ends up saving Naruto from a trio Takigakure kunochi before Kakashi Hatake dispatches their pursuers. Soon after, Naruto begins attending class again at the time that Iruka, who now acts as a surrogate brother to keep the boy in line, gave a lecture on the Will of Fire that inspires Naruto to become the next Hokage someday to achieve the acknowledgement he is striving for.[9] Apart from Hiruzen and Iruka, Naruto also found a surrogate family with the owner of Ramen Ichiraku: Teuchi and his daughter Ayame to some extent.

Personality Edit

Naruto's photograph

Naruto's Ninja Registration Form photograph.

Naruto is exuberant, brash, inattentive, and heedless to formality or social standings. He inherited his catch-phrase "Dattebayo!" (だってばよ!) from his mother, who would say "(da)ttebane" ((だ)ってばね) when excited or frustrated.[10] Naruto has a number of childish traits, like keeping his money in a chubby, green-frog wallet he affectionately calls "Gama-chan",[11] being a very picky eater (he almost exclusively eats ramen and is a frequent customer at the Ramen Ichiraku), and being afraid of ghosts. He is also somewhat perverted, something he tends to be reprimanded for by Sakura Haruno and Iruka, but has only become even more so after meeting his mentor Jiraiya, causing many to say that Jiraiya raised a perfect replica of himself.[12] However, whenever someone dear to him is in trouble or the situation calls for it, Naruto can be very serious, and will instantly try to come to their aid.


  1. Naruto chapter 382, pages 9-11
  2. 2.0 2.1 Naruto chapters 500-501
  3. Naruto chapter 503, pages 17-18
  4. Naruto chapter 440, page 5
  5. Naruto chapter 2, pages 13-14
  6. Naruto chapter 538, pages 10-15
  7. Naruto chapter 485, page 14
  8. Naruto chapter 487, page 2
  9. Naruto: Shippūden episodes 177-178
  10. Naruto chapter 498, page 3
  11. Naruto chapter 150, page 4
  12. Naruto chapter 245, page 19