Top Ten Naruto Couples

The Top Ten
1 Naruto x Hinata

They deserved better development, especially after shippuden but I can't get over how sweet they are. They saw each other for who they were since the beginning and were supportive of each other even when they were "failures". If they got proper writing I believe they had potential to be the best anime couple. But they're definitely my favorite from Naruto, the mutual support and respect and the overall sweetness of them makes it worth it. They just work together beautifully.

I liked this pairing more in Naruto than Naruto Shippuden.

In Naruto, he motivates Hinata to move forward and start fighting for herself more; and she cares greatly for him, helping him out and being by his side. During the OG series, I was rooting for Hinata.

But in Shippuden, I really felt like the relationship became stale. Naruto had so many other things going on in his life (primarily chasing after Sasuke) and had goals, aspirations and dreams.
But what about Hinata? All I saw was her pining over Naruto. Yes, she had become much more strong and confident; but at the same time I felt like her character was reduced simply to 'LOVES NARUTO'.

This in my opinion, is a great shame. I would've preferred if she was an equal standing by Naruto's side, but instead she is chasing desperately after him; even using perilous situations as a means to get closer to him.

Hinata... You don't need to suffer this much for the guy you love. You can find someone who'll ...more

I can't believe some people don't see it! They just want to devalue everything about it! Like the blood vow is big for naruhina! It's the first time he was fighting for someone else's cause! Yes, he fought to protect a lot of people from dying. But with Hinata, neji wasn't out to kill her nessessaily (he almost did though). He saw he fighting neji & was moved to fight for her. Yes, he would have done that for anyone... if they affected naruto like Hinata did. In which, that would be impossible as only Hinata herself would act the way she did around neji & respond the way she did around naruto. The closest would maybe be lee, but the reactions would not mirror Hinata's, thus would impact naruto less. So Hinata being the first naruto fought for her struggles & for her pain. It probably what have opened up naruto to fight for others as well! Naruhina is just so sweet & cute!

Throughout his life, all Naruto wanted was acknowledgment: to be seen for who he is. No one did. Not even iruka. All viewed him as a monster or an obnoxious brat. There was one however, who didn't see him that way, & without doing a thing besides be himself. She saw how innerly strong with how he never got pushed down no matter how he gets pushed back or fails. He saw him get mistreated, & found strength for herself thanks to him. While when she was younger she didn't have the strength or courage to help him, later on she showed him
kindness without anything he needed to do on his have by attempting to help him in the test, giving him medicine, giving him confidence to fight her cousin, & then jumping in to protect him the best she could! And Naruto seemed happy in on her presence & quickly was impressed by her will she gained from him. He was also thankful to have her on his side always & was very concerned about her happiness & safety! & that is why naruhina is #1!

2 Sasuke x Naruto

Though this ship would have been good if naruto and sasuke would have had a few more touching moments together I don't really ship it because even though Naruto had spent most of the anime obbsessing over sasuke I just don't seeing it happen. Mostly because the whole anime naruto refers to Sasuke as his friend or enimie. I'm sorry but this is my opinion.

Naruto and Sasuke had more ship moments. Naruto and Hinata's love was cute but lacked communication in the beginning. Sakura just seemed like some persistent fan girl. She chased and chased him. She did not bring Sasuke back. Naruto fought to go get that boy. If he did the thing that his brother did to him, wouldn't that put her in a sister relationship? If it had been Naruto, people would say it was. The girls really have an unrealistic love. The only real thing I see is the guys marrying them just for their abilities to make children and the fact homosexuality isn't accept. They both don't seem to be truly in love with their wives.

So imagine a story about a girl who is in love with this guy and chases him around the world to find him and bring him home to her. If it was a girl and a guy everyone would automatically go for it. But because Naruto is a man going after Sasuke, another man, the whole thing is platonic and just friends, no homo. That doesn't make sense. Naruto is literally willing to give up his dream of becoming hokage because Sasuke isn't there. He says that if he can't even bring him back that he could never be hokage. Then there's the fact that the last Naruto movie was the equivalent of a bad fanfiction in that all of a sudden Naruto was like "Oh yeah I love you" and everyone just went with it. NO! The entire show built on Sasuke and Naruto's relationship. It is sad that just because it's homosexual that it didn't happen.

At the beginning of the show, and I will be honest, I thought that never in my life will I ship these two especially since they are both males. But, ever since the incident with the kiss and Sasuke left the hidden leaf, I saw as Naruto was really eager to bring Sasuke back. I found it really cute. Then, I remember I was just searching on google a picture of Sasuke since he is my favorite, I found a fanart of him kissing Naruto. My friend teased me telling me that I totally ship them. I wasn't quite sure if she was right, or I was right. But, she was right. And come on, when their arms got cut off. The blood. It formed a heart. A. Barely. Heart. But, still. And, haven't any of you guys noticed that they always make this two look gay in some way.

3 Sasuke and Sakura

The best and the most interesting pairing, it's the type where you need to look at little details to understand the whole picture. Relationships don't always start full of sunshine and rainbows, they had hard pasts before becoming couple unlike other ones where they make it so simple and nothing wrong types which is not realistic. I like when there's a character with deeply troubled past and then there's someone who wants to help him, those types always have hard time at the beginning but the guy changed for the better now, no matter how much people hate them, they have both moved on and are happy, only the haters can't move on or understand them sadly. Its not a pairing which is easy to understand, those who have had difficulties in the past and more rational thinking people tend to understand more

...WHY!? This couple makes no sense. In the first part 1 they made more sense (even then there wasn't much besides Sakura's pre-teen obsession like he was an Emo Justin Bieber) but come part 2 there was nothing. Literally, anytime they were on screen together he was either ignoring her, insulting her or attacking her. They are not a healthy couple from either perspective. From Sasuke's he has this girl that he hasn't shown much romantic interest because he had only one thing important to him. She's been obsessed with him since they were pre-teens for only shallow reasons and excepts something more from him when he literally showed nothing towards her and there is no reason for her to lovehim. Sakura's part she hasbeen chasing this boy who has been emotionally and physically distant from her for years and when she's with him, he shows that he couldn't care less if she lives or not. How is this healthy? How is this romantic? Why because he gives one apology after all the stuff he put ...more

Abusive complex.
Naruto loved Sakura most of the time, & sasuke didn't give a rats @$$ about Sakura 90% of the time. By the way, Sakura gave up on saving sasuke. Just shows how much she always cares for him & understands him.

90% of the chunnin exams that had Hinata involved shows great development between naruhina & shows right in your face Naruto's development with Hinata.
First we see him think of her as some "plain looking, dark, weirdo" to "really nice, amazing person, he really likes! "
Oh look, we never see sasuke think/say anything differently or show how he might be able to think any differently from thinking "Sakura is so annoying & weak"... until suddenly at the end of the manga. Naruhina is terribly written on Shippuden as well, but at least we do see some care & support from Naruto for Hinata, unlike sasuke who doesn't care about her dying at all & barely payed her any mind to her till the last chapter.

Congratulations on having your fantasized ...more

Ok I just feel bad for this ship, at one point pt.1 everyone wanted it to happen so bad there was so much development but it all went down hill at shippuden, after they both tried to kill each other sakura suddenly reveals that she still likes sasuke. If only it was written better for example making sasuke have a flashback after he knocked out Sakura and make him remember the death of his clan and make him cry, that stuff makes the fans go crazy! But no you just make him smile which I guess is ok? But it could've been better at over times for example again, making Karin and other dude I don't care about remind him of team 7 and make him remember the times they had but no! You just see a plain old boring team of one good character (sasuke) and the rest characters that nobody really cares about, That's all I say.

4 Minato x Kushina

This should be Top1 really. I love them, they're the most kawaii and makes the most sense!

Kushina loves Minato and so does he. According to Kushina, Minato was the only one(aside from Naruto later on) commending her red hair(if I was there I'd have told her that I want red hair like hers too! ) And he was her knight in shining armor. Since then she cared about her hair and became the most beautiful female of Naruto series. And about Minato, he's cool. He's so cool, handsome and funny he should've been alive! Both of them balance each other out. I loved how Kushina thanked Minato(both times when he got selected for 4th hokage when she was also the one wanting to be a hokage, and other when they both were dying)

It was so cute.

They (Kushina) gave birth to Naruto. They gave him good advice in they're last moments, and still had a huge impact in the series in the short screen-time they had.

Even though they didn't get enough screen time I love them.And well I can't really explain why I love them,I just love them that's all

They were like, the PERFECT MATCH FOR EACH OTHER! They had a great chemistry, and their child Naruto was born out of love, not because of mere and forced reasons like reviving a clan like SasuSaku! Honestly, don't tell me you hate Minato x Kushina's chemistry, because I think, no, I BELIEVE, that Minato x Kushina's chemistry is just perfect!

5 Temari x Shikamaru

This ship is pretty much undeniable. The chemistry was there from the very beginning. Temari, in my opinion one of the few truly bad-ass female characters (Why didn't she get more screen time! ) didn't fawn over or chase Shikamaru relentlessly when he so obviously rejected her (No offense SakuSasu), or dated him as a second-option (Looking at you, Ino, and yes, I do mean to offend you), and there relationship wasn't overly cliche, and quite frankly, it just fit. Of all the ships in this show, this one was done the best, since it was implied from the beginning. The sarcastic remarks, the mutual respect, everything is done so well in this ship. I only wish they got more screen time.

Shikatema is way better than the other ships. First of all, Naruhina and Sasusaku ( although I ship them) are just about the girls wanting to get the guy ever since they were little, and the guy not really accepting their feelings until way after. They're also a bit forced. Saino had too little moments, and to the person who said that there was no love triangle, who said there needed to be one in the first place for them to be with each other? Even though there was no love triangle or whatever, there's still a lot of chemistry between them and Temari obviously loves Shikamaru in Boruto, even though she ''abuses him''. Heck, she even blushed when he said he wanted to eat dinner with his family once in a while. Ok I'm done with my rant, but Shikatema is life and Shikaino sucks, Ino belongs with Sai anyways.

I love the way when Temari and Shikamaru first met in the Chunin exams, Shikamaru said, "My opponent is a girl. Why do I always have to fight girls? And this one is punky. I hate punky." Then they get into a relasionship. A hilarious moment. A great couple.

Most Over hyped ship for sure, calling them the only couple to have chemistry is a reach. There were hints here and there but they hardly got any time to find flaws. Besides, the anime staff didn't try to force a love triangle between them that's why its less controversial but overall there's lack of depth and emotion. that's why the most popular and loved couples in fandom will always be sasunaru, naruhina and sasusaku regardless of how much some people don't like it.

6 Neji x Tenten

I'm going to give great points on both characters. Tenten is one of my favorite female characters. I absolutly hate Sakura, always puching Naruto and fawning over Sasuke and crying and being useless. Tenten DOES something. Tenten and Rock Lee...hmm. I think Lee is great, but him with Tenten? No. They're friends. Neji is crazy powerful, and it's terrifying watching him fight. With his eyeball thingy it's like he's attaching your organs (barf). Scary. But he lighted up, and if he didn't die, their relationship would've blossomed.

I don't know if it is just because I've never read the manga, but I've never seen these two together. Sure they spent time together but they were teammates. I feel like Neji and Tenten were more like friends and teammates.. The only solid evidence for this shipping is in the tsukuyomi dream she had, and that was AFTER Neji died. I don't know for sure though cause Tenten didn't get enough screen time, and what little she had honestly told us she could secretly love ANY character in the Naruto. But I do think tenten had so much potential as a character and I am sad that her only strong moments were in filler episodes.

In my opinion I think Neji and Tenten are the CUTEST couple in Naruto. There always together. Wherever you turn you always find them next to each other. Tenten respects Neji a lot. When Neji was a jerk and always brought people down he didn't bring Tenten dreams down when she said she wanted to become like the Legendary Sannin, Tsundae. When Neji would always say women aren't as strong as men shonobi Tenten would always tell him he was wrong and he wouldn't fight back after she told him. I also don't think Hinata and Neji are a couple. Why? CAUSE THERE COUSINS that's WHY! ITS DISGUSTING. I also think Lee and Tenten aren't a couple because there like brother and sister. But Naruto and Tenten are not a couple. Just no. I also think Tenten deserves more screen time. She barely gets attention!

Cute couple, too bad Neji died. Tenten always looked up to him, but never did any fangirlish stuff. A person like Tenten who talked to Neji like any other comrade as a close friend and with much respect, plus her determined, compassionate, and relaxed demeanor would've done someone like Neji, who has a more monotone personality some good. * sigh * A cool couple with so much potential gone, now only being held up by it's fandom.

7 Asuma x Kurenai

I liked the mature nature of their relationship. It's subtle but there are scenes in which their care for each other is apparent.

It's a shame what happened, I would've loved to learn more about these two!

Well this was first canon relationship we saw in naruto. Even they don't get much screentime they are so czte and worth watching. Specially trough asumas death we seen so much feeling between them it just made me cry.

It's hilarious watching Asuma try to denied he loves Kurenai to his students.

They seem made for each other! Plus they're cute together!

8 Boruto x Sumire

Sumire x boruto I really like this ship I know everyone wants boruto x Sarada but for me borusumi is better They're so beautiful so cute l love them I want Boruto Sumire to get married.

Boruto deserves someone good, who likes him, who treats him well. Sumire is like that. She always treated him well and trusted him, even if he was a mess. They have everything to be a good couple. The Sumire arch created a great feeling and a great connection between them. I hope you stay together!

I would like them to be together... They are cool!

They seem cute together

9 Sai x Ino

Sasuke belongs to Naruto, Sakura is an exception for Sasuke, so the ones left are Sai and Ino. That's why I ship them, but honestly, they are just the perfect match!

Haha! Its canon baby! They're just too sweet! Even they shipped Ino with Shikamaru... Ino doesn't have interest in Shikamaru nor Shikamaru doesn't have interest in her... I mean that Ino and Sai is so kawaii~! Ino and Sai may not have many moments but I can say that Ino had an interest on him since they met! Too perfect~! They even had a son, Inojin. So kawaii~!

They are really cute together!

They get married!

10 Konohamaru x Hanabi

I've always thought this one was really cool, mostly because Hanabi is the younger sister of Hinata and Konohamaru is (some what) the younger brother of Naruto. So it makes a lot of sense that they'd end up together.

The Contenders
11 Kakashi x Iruka

This is my favorite ship in Naruto! Their chemistry is really cute, and I feel like they would be really good friends if they interacted more in the manga/show. I love the ship art and fanfic, and the prospect of them being a couple is super cute! I love this ship!

OMG! I'm like, the BIGGEST FAN of this pairing! No.1 yaoi pairing from Naruto is SasuNaru, but no.2 is this one! Kakashi x Iruka's chemistry was another reason why I ever decided to watch Naruto anime. I honestly love this pairing!

The arc in which Kakashi and Iruka argued over whether Team 7 should participate in the Chunin Exam or not gave me chills.
These two bond so well over the team, they're like Team 7's parents!

It'd be such a cool pairing...

This is an amazing pairing. They should be higher on the list.

12 Yahiko x Konan

This is the most beautiful pairing in the entire series...why is it so down

Love his so much

13 Gaara x Rock Lee

OH MY LORD YES- I'm OBSESSED with this ship! The two fellas have had some great times together, the chuunin exams, when Naruto and Hinata got married- there are way more that I don't have time to explain, but these two have a very well balanced relationship. I love how they're polar opposites, but that makes them such a great pair.

there contrast in personalitys make a cute ship. Rock lee can be very energetic at times but it might be good for Gaara to have someone who does not look down on him because of the demon inside him.

Hypothetically they are good for each other. There may be a lot of opposites in their characters, but these two can make for a really cute ship.

This ship is a favourite of mine because Gaara and Rock Lee were made for each other.

14 Wasabi x Namida
15 Boruto x Sarada

Being Naruto and Sasuke's children, they are the perfect match for each other. I haven't seen any strong hints between Boruto and Sarada till now, but they will definitely end up together in the future. The main reason why they belong together is because of the fact that the chemistry between Naruto and Sasuke is very awesome and realistic, so, being their own children, they have their parent's characteristics and habits. If the bond between Naruto and Sasuke is such a stronger one than any other couples, then BoruSara will definitely work!

How are they not the perfect couple? They are a mixture between the top 3 pairs of the Naruto show! 1.The SasuNaru pairing- they have a relationship much like their fathers. Their different personalities cause them to clash and argue. Though just like with Naruto and Sasuke, the two protect each other and watch over each other. Their bond cannot be described with words. They bring out different sides to each other. The 2.NaruHina pairing- um, hello? Sarada actually did the whole watching over Boruto thing just like Hinata. She watches over him and when he accomplishes his goal, she gets really happy! That's what Hinata used to do. And in chapter 700, we see Sarada following Boruto once again.3. The SasuSaku pairing- when Sasuke was in the village, one thing you always saw, where there was Sasuke, there would be Sakura and vice versa. They were always at each other's side, fighting together and protecting each other. They stood together all the time. We see this with Boruto and Sarada ...more

I absolutely love this couple. They're my favorite so far. It's obvious they both like each other and their development so far is perfect. Also their characters are written well and their personalities actually go pretty well together. My favorite moment with them is when Boruto chases her on the ship. It's so cute. Like honestly so far it wouldn't make sense for them to not be together with all their moments and the little hints.

I might agree with this ship becase in the first ten episodes of Boruto he was acting like a brat so Sarada will teach him because she is like her mother.

16 Obito x Rin

Out of everything that EVER HAPPENED in their lives. Even though Rin's was cut short and with what happened to Obito they both STILL came back to each other. Rin said she'd always watch over him. And she did it and only left to go to the afterlife with ONLY OBITO. Roughly 20 years waiting and for the both of them. For what they feel for each other it was well worth it!

ObiRin is the most romantic ship in the whole series. Obito did everything, EVERYTHING, just to see Rin again, and I don't think enough people understand what that means. And what was even more beautiful, Rin forgave him without a second thought.

I love the fact that Rin waited for Obito all this time and the fact that Obito never ceased to love Rin more than anything else and anyone else in the world! They are soulmates!. It's thanks to them that I still believe in love. I am so happy that they are together now and forever! I'm so happy that ObiRin is canon!
(Please excuse bad English and have a nice day.)

Obito and rin are so cute!
It really wanted Rin to realise that Obito loved her before she died!

17 Pein x Konan

I love Konan. Being the only female akatsuki member she was bound to have lots of pairings, but I think Peins the best because he's so mysterious, yet they seem to get along fine, and it seems that she's the only one that understands him.

Konan is the best Naruto girl, and Pain is so handsome and amazing! They're perfect couple!

You mean yahiko and konan right cause they should be in the top 3.

Uuumh.. Pain? He's none of them.. I like Yahiko and Konan together. Yahiko admitted that he loves Konan. Not Nagato.. they are more like siblings

18 Naruto x Shikamaru

Upvote because any other ship with naruto is better than him with sakura. I hate the nice guy syndrome. People should be with who the like and truly understand as a person

Cute, because Naruto is so "troublesome! "

They are such a good ship he was the first Person to really accept naruto and welcome his friend

19 Kakashi x Rin

I LOVE THESE TWO! I don't think Obito's love for Rin was true, it was more like an unhealthy obsession for her. While Obito went on to murder and destroy because of her death Kakashi began to have nightmares and actually canonically developed PTSD over her death. He unlocked the Mangeky┼Ź Sharingan when she died and cried for her! This was the first and only time we've seen Kakashi cry real tears throughout the entire series! It's very obvious he cared deeply about her! OBIRIN IS ONESIDED ANYWAYS

Kakashi needs someone his own age. If only he didn't kill Rin they could have at least dated. she liked him but he ended up friend zoning her then killing her.

They have more canonical evidence proving that it wasn't one sided.

If Rin was alive, Kakashi would be different.

20 Naruto x Ramen

Throughout Naruto, no ship has been better developed.
Often times in long running shonun anime, the anime can loose direction because there isn't one, truly solid goal/love throughout the entire series. One of the things that makes Naruto so great is that it does have this type of consistent, show long theme. There are actually two of them. The first is that right from the beginning, Naruto wants to become Hokage. The second is that Naruto loves ramen.
This ship is an integral part of the show. Naruto's love for ramen is a subtle yet continuous driving force, and honestly, we all know that this show wouldn't be the same without Naruto x Ramen.

Have you ever read that book "The Giving Tree"? I think of Naruto and his relationship with Ramen quite like this. Ramen has such a significant role in Naruto's characteristics and without ramen, I doubt the Naruto we know would be the same.

Ramen was there by Naruto's side when nobody else was. Ramen lead him to Ichiraku, the one restaurant that didn't discriminate against Naruto for his tailed beast.

Ramen provides comfort for Naruto on such a deep and profound level.

Beautiful. Sasuke move out of the way ramen is here.

21 Tsunade x Dan

I think these two are just so perfect together. Tsunade was so sad after he died, and you can really tell they loved eachother.

I don't like this pairing. It feels like Dan was just there to die and make Tsunade's life harder. It sucks.

22 Shino x Kiba

My OTP in the series. They are just perfect for each other. Always beside one another. They should be higher on the list...

23 Jiraya x Tsunade

They would have made a beautiful couple. He was deeply in love with her, he liked her since childhood, and I'm sure she cared for him and would have given him a chance if only he hadn't died.

Tsunade and Jiraya would've been cute together. It's too bad Tsunade lost too many loved ones after putting her whole entire being into trusting and loving them only to lose them right away.

Including with Jiraya when he convinced her to let him battle pein.

Unrequited love of jiraiya to tsunade and the hidden feelings of tsunade to jiraiya. The tears of tsunade when jiraiya went to fight pain its breathtaking and its ironic how does jiraiya the womanizer has one and only lobe and that is tsunade,

The perv and the woman with giant breasts... What can go wrong? I think they would be good together just by even looking at their names. In a mythical Japanese story, they are married.

24 Neji x Naruto

I only support because Hayate and his Anbu girlfriend aren't on the list and because I've seen Episode 3 of Rock Lee and his Ninja Pals.

Neji was such a mom its cute because naruto is a child .

25 Sakura x Lee

I personally feel like Sakura didn't really do anything to deserve him. Lee is such a great guy. Sakura on the other hand values superficial details more than what's truly inside (Everything about Sasuke and her, and even her true respect for Naruto as a friend only coming after he got strong)
So in my opinion this isn't a good shipping because Lee deserves to get as much respect and love as he gives out, and Sakura just couldn't give him nearly enough respect.
The flowers she was giving were nice, I'll give this ship that much, but her extent of caring for him enough for me to see this as a good couple stopped after he got better and had his surgery.

I always thought that Sakura should have said yes when Lee asked her out. I mean he's so devoted to her, even more than Naruto is.

Lee and Sakura is a VERY good couple even though Sakura and Sasuke are a better couple.

Especially in Rock Lee's spinoff, he is overwhelmingly infatuated with her. It's so cute!

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