Best Naruto / Naruto Shippuden Characters


The Top Ten

1 Itachi Uchiha Itachi Uchiha Itachi Uchiha is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

A young and promising boy who sacrificed everything, deceived everyone till the end, loved his country more than his clan, who accepted hatred in place of love, disgrace in place of honor and pain in place of peace so that others would live peacefully, a man way beyond his time, way more intelligent than others...
Damn. I just don't know how to describe him. There are no words worthy of describing him!

Pessimist, dark, mysterious, hyper intelligent, Itachi uchiha is the best character in the whole Naruto universe

Itachi uchiha, always sacrificing for others around him. He's kind. Intelligent. Calm. And very mysterious. And very loving on the inside though he don't show it much.

He's pretty cool and deserve to be the best!


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2 Naruto Uzumaki Naruto Uzumaki Naruto Uzumaki is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Naruto is the nicest and most misunderstood ninja. He has the power of the 9 tails fox and is son of the 4th hokage He is the best Ninja always willing to help a friend he is the best ninja in Naruto by far.

Best Character Ever! I mean the way he is so outgoing, funny and friendly. He never gives up when it comes to his friends and he is getting stronger. Awesome shinobi

He's the title character, of course I love him. I can see why villains will preform a face-heel turn after talking to him, because he's just so likable. Naruto is one of the best shonen jump heroes in my opinion, because even though he seems stupid, and only wins through brute force, he does pull off many intelligent moves.

Bath to is my best character I will follow my dreams like he did

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3 Minato Namikaze Minato Namikaze Minato Namikaze was the fourth Hokage of Village Hidden in the Leafs and the man responsible for sealing the nine-tailed demon fox inside Naruto Uzumaki when he was born. Doing so cost him his life, and before dying he asked that the villagers not see Naruto as the monster within him, instead wanting more.

Best, coolest. Intelligent and calm leader. Always made the right decision and was a very brave ninja.

He's so cool and the best shinobi ever
He is very strong and cannot be defeated by any shinobi
That's why I like him so much

He is the strongest Kage to have ever existed and he is also the fastest ninja of all time.

The top. I have an emotional feeling whenever he is mentioned. A person who sacrificed himself for his son and wife and probably he was one of the most predictable

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4 Kakashi Hatake Kakashi Hatake Kakashi Hatake is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

He's always there when we need him to save the day and make that scene that much brighter. He taught and was taught by the best next in line for hokage his talent rubbed off on his student which were crap to start with plus he's the most developed character in the seris.

The mysterious cool ninja!

Because his have every thing

Kakashi is best

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5 Gaara of the Desert

How the hell is he not in the top ten!? Let alone not be on the list until I added him. - MeowMix

I think he is the best character in Naruto/Naruto Shippuden. I don't know why, but I like him so much!

This is where Gaara should be. At least one of the top 10. But I think he could go a little higher...

Gaara is just so pure harted and to think he once used to do nothing but kill... He's a inspiration, he's actualy beter then naruto himself. Fact.

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6 Sasuke Uchiha Sasuke Uchiha Sasuke Uchiha is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Easily the best character in Naruto, he has gone through the most tragedy in the series, only Itachi comes close. Itachi had to kill so much of his clan, and then even his parents, crying as he did such. But Sasuke? Sasuke had to walk in on Itachi doing such, then Itachi used genjutsu on him to make him repeatedly watch him slaughter their clan. FOR 24 HOURS! We don't even know how many times Sasuke, at such a young age, had to watch that, of course he'd end up being traumatized by that, being so mentally damaged, it only makes sense that his after discovering that his brother only did such to save him and the clan, he'd want to destroy the leaf village. It was their fault that lead to it all in the first place, and Sasuke have to be so mentally damaged and traumatized, having to hate his brother whom loved him so much, for some so called justice that wouldn't of been necessary if it wasn't for the idiotic villagers of the hidden leaf! Anyone who hates and says Sasuke is a bad ...more

Itachi comes close? More like Itachi has faced twice as much tragedy as him. - SytachiRed

Had the best heart, has the best history, personality, strength! Hopefully he will be the one that makes everything right for the uchiha clan!


Sasuke is not really strong. He got saved by itachi, always got help from his team mates ( like in fighting killer b ) and getting eternal mongekyo saringan from itachi. And in return he has an ill attitude and acts like he is so cool and powerful.

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7 Tobi/Madara Uchiha

Tobi is obito! Madara rocks he is the best hip and cool good looking scary mysterious intelligent the best character in Naruto series good looking

He simply is the best

He is cool, mysterious, intelligent, con-man, he was so excellent at decieving that in the end, he even deceived the most powerful character 'Madara', and he deceived the whole world into the 4 war. He was being able to control nine-tails just by looking at him at the age of 13 and and gave one hell of a fight to minato.

It's supposed to be Tobi/Obito

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8 Deidara Deidara

Artistic, very smart and strong, hyper, amusing when he's with Sasori, what's there not to like? He's an Akatsuki member at only 19 too! Not to mention cute :3

Why do I love him so much? He's one of the few completely unsympathetic villains in this show, but I love it. His twisted vision and obsession of art is very interesting, and I can't take my eyes off of any scenes he's in.

My favorite, the handsome artist with long ornamental hair, he's enjoyably crazy and an exciting fighter.

I really like Deidara's personality. He has cool and relaxed attitude, never losing his smirk even while fighting an intense battle or when being bamed by his partner. Deidara is actualy strong, he become an Akatsuki member when he was 19! He has unique ability and that's makes him so interesting. I like Deidara so much! He is my favorite Akatsuki member!

9 Kankuro Kankuro
10 Hinata

Hinata is a nice and cute girl who loves Naruto and also cares very much for her sister. She was reluctant to hit her sister and lost her position as the heiress. That's what I call caring and kindness

Hinata is a very hard working and quite a strong willed character.

Well she is kinda nice at everything

I love hinata

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The Contenders

11 Sasori of the Red Sand Sasori of the Red Sand

He's cute! How can he not be in the top 10s? You have to admit, Sasori's fight with Sakura and Chiyo was pretty cool. His back story was also pretty sad and he let himself get killed for the affection of his parent puppets.

Honestly, I don't see what's there to not like. He's sexy as hell too!

He's so cute and he has a sad background story, so you gotta feel sorry for him. He's also a great puppeteer. He definitely made Naruto worth watching. I will miss you, Sasori!

12 Rock Lee Rock Lee

Best character in Naruto

Rock lee top 10 because rock lee super storngest in taijutsu and eight gates

13 Pain/Nagato

Pain is awesome he has the renigan I think that's how you spell it however pain has been through so much which even makes him more stronger if pain wasn't so nice he would still be alive in the naruto shippuden series!

I love pain, I like his style and his jutsu.

Super dope

Pain is the best for me... he should be at least top 4... he's 9th, sakura is 8th ahahaahaha Sakura is a crying bitch, no use of her and she is so weak and not strong

14 Jiraiya Jiraiya

Jiraiya and Itachi are tied for strongest characters in the series. The fact that he doesn't come from any powerful family or anything of the sort makes his character all the better.

Jiraiya should be in the top 5 of this list

Jiraiya should be with kakashi,he is the best of all

15 Sakura Haruno Sakura Haruno Sakura Haruno is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Sakura is the most realistic out of all the characters. Naruto never gives up, that's a great role model, sure! Sasuke is the guy who wants vengeance and is willing to get it at any cost! These two are extremes, and they are interesting, but they're not realistic! And Sakura is.
Don't get me wrong, being realistic is not meaning that you are not interesting or whatever, but rather, she is easier to identify with! Her personality is much more confident and out there than many people, and I'd consider her pretty brave, even if her acts are sometimes illogical. For example, when she was afraid of Madara, what did she do? She did not back down; she said, "I'm not running away anymore". She wants to be useful to something! Her entire character arc, it's so different, and yet so similar to Naruto and Sasuke's. She's in the middle of both extremes, which gives her her own personality! Naruto wants to be acknowledged, loved, cherished! USEFUL! Sakura does too, though the ...more

She mixture of strong and healing

I think she should be on rank 5

I love sakura. She save the life of many people including Hinata and Naruto.

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16 Yahiko

#1 best AKATSUKI member

Yahiko is THE BEST EVER! Bring him up higher!

17 Shikamaru Nara Shikamaru Nara Shikamaru Nara is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Doesn't anyone like this guy? Hey he is a genius, especially at plans and ideas. Shikamaru should definitely. be one of the top 10!

This guy is a genius! He's got to be at least at number 2 after Itachi

He is cool, intelligent and well-prepared!

He's sooo cute and smart he's my anime crush!

18 Killer Bee Killer Bee

Man killer bee is the bomb because during that sasuke vs killer bee fight his swordsmen ship is more better than all the seven ninja swordsmens of the mists.

19 Neji Hyuga Neji Hyuga

He must be in the top 10, come on!

20 Konan Konan

Strongest character in Naruto and their is prove - speed

21 Hiruzen Sarutobi Hiruzen Sarutobi
22 Kisame Kisame

Kisame is the best water stylist in the world by how he can summon sharks by his side to attack his enemy and how he can take away anyones chakra by a swing of his sword, so I hope kisame gets put in the top 10 spots.

23 Obito Uchiha Obito Uchiha
24 Second Hokage (Shodaime)
25 Hayate Gekko
26 Might Guy Might Guy

Very powerful and works hard.. Also a caring teacher.. If kakashi is there he must

Deserves to be in top tens...

27 Hashirama Senju Hashirama Senju

Hashirama Senju was considered by both Madara Uchiha and several Konoha shinobi as the most powerful ninja of his time. He was greatly respected by every shinobi during his life, such that Madara claimed Hashirama was the one person whom he respected the most as well as hated. He knew how to perform a vast number of jutsu, and was otherwise knowledgeable of those he could not, as indicated by creating the Scroll of Seals and his familiarity with Summoning: Impure World Resurrection. His prowess and abilities were so great that he was able to not only fight on equal footing with Madara despite the power of his Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan and having the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox at his side, but also survive the battle and gain victory in the end.

Nothing beats his title as "God of Shinobi"

Hashirama was great just hagoromo (six paths) is the shinobi god

28 Sage of Six Paths (Rikudo Sennin)

Also known as the legendary Rikudo Sennin who founded the arts of ninjutsu and started the ninja world. He was said to have been the only shinobi to have fully mastered the Rinnegan, allowing him to manipulate all six types of nature chakra. He is revered as one of the most legendary figures in the Naruto universe, and is most likely the most powerful ninja that ever existed. Having the Ten-Tails’ power contained within him, the Sage developed immeasurable power and chakra that far surpassed all of his peers. Even on his deathbed, the Sage was able to employ his Chibaku Tensei technique on a massive scale and use that chakra to create the moon and seal the body of the Ten-Tails within it, a clear testament to his incredible power. Even Nagato stated that his power paled in comparison to that of the Sage.

29 Orochimaru Orochimaru Orochimaru is a fictional character from the Naruto universe created by Masashi Kishimoto and developed into a media franchise, which consists of a series of manga, anime, soundtracks, OVAs, movies, video games, and other collectibles.

He should be on no.4 why you didnot put orochimaru. This guy is awesome and never died.

He is maybe the best antagonist I have evere seen on a show. He is Smart, ambicious, creepy, crazy, and very evil. Also he is almost invencible. Awesome character

30 Kiba Inuzuka Kiba Inuzuka

Kiba's one of the best characters, for sure.

Kiba is awesome, Chill and love's his dog

Kiba should definitely be higher than Danzo. He and Akamaru are one of the best characters ever. He should be at least in the top 20s! Kiba had to be up higher!

31 Ino Yamanaka Ino Yamanaka

IF SAKURA IS IN THE TOP 10 THEN WHY CAN'T INO... plus she isn't on this list until I wrot this message... I think

Come on. Ino is worse than Deidara? You've got to be kidding. She should be waay higher up.

32 Hidan Hidan

His relationship with Kakuzu and the way he carries himself is awesome, very funny yet dangerous character. The fact that he is immortal is ridiculous but his contribution to the shows comic side is irreplaceable.

How can you forget him... He is the most humorous character... Always talking non sense... But a treat to watch... And yes he is IMMORTAL...

He's funny I guess. But I will always hate him for killing Asuma. He's also very dumb.

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34 Danzo Danzo

He the best screw all that think otherwise

I HATE Danzo so much. I was glad when Sasuke killed him.

35 Hanzo Hanzo
36 Temari Temari

Come on. Shouldn't she be higher up.

37 Tenten Tenten

Ten Ten is like one of the best characters ever!
Why is she down here?

38 Shino Aburame Shino Aburame

Super awesome bug guy

39 Young Kakashi

Isn't he the same as (older) Kakashi? But I guess I like little Kakashi more than older Kakashi.

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41 Tobirama Senju Tobirama Senju

Made shadow clone jutsu and minato's time space jutsu as well as the imperfect world reanimation jutsu and had most powerful water release in the series

42 Gamakichi

What's not to like?

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