This act caused the death of his mother during labor and Gaara was placed in the care of his mother's younger brother. After the two discover his past and warm up to him, however, he begins to crave bonds with other people, which has since become his primary goal in the series.[ch. 312] When not making an attempt to bond with others, Sai spends his time painting and drawing, and has produced thousands of works, although he doesn't name any of them. 322] When Kakuzu was still living in his village, he was given a very important mission: assassinate Hashirama Senju, the First Hokage. Gengetsu Hozuki (鬼灯 幻月, Hōzuki Gengetsu) was the Second Mizukage (二代目水影, Nidaime Mizukage) of Kirigakure. 321] Among all his students, Asuma shares a particularly close relationship with Shikamaru Nara, often playing go or shogi together.[ch. 120] while the second to help Sasuke understand Konoha's history before battling the reanimated Madara in the new war. As Kimimaro was the only other person who could do this, Jugo decided to follow Sasuke in the belief that he was Kimimaro's reincarnation.[ch. 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Upon discovering that Naruto gained acknowledgement after risking his life to defend the village, Mizuki grew angrier than ever at him, while refusing to accept the boy's heroism, and instead accused the villagers of being easily excited.  The inclusion of the fox spirit was also inspired by Godzilla. In battle, he frequently shapes water into the forms of sharks to damage opponents.[ch. After he and Deidara kidnap Gaara, Sasori ends up having a fight against Sakura and Chiyo, which resulted in the destruction of his heart, the only part of his humanity he kept when converting himself to a puppet, resulting in his death, but not before telling Sakura about his rendezvous with one of Orochimaru's henchmen who had been working for him as a spy.[ch. Kishimoto emphasized Orochimaru's role as a villain by giving him a "pasty and sickly" as part of his theme of distinguishing villains from the protagonists. The pinnacle of her skills is the Creation Rebirth jutsu and its derived technique, the Strength of a Hundred Technique, which she taught to her disciple Sakura. 414] After meeting Sasuke, he tried to refuse being part of Taka and used his abilities, but Sasuke managed to calm him down. , Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki (大筒木 モモシキ, Ōtsutsuki Momoshiki) is one of the two antagonists of Boruto: Naruto the Movie and a member of the main family of the Ōtsutsuki clan. Later, in the anime, he was revealed to be a very clever and talented ninja with a knack for learning advanced techniques, having taught himself various techniques and creatively coordinated them together to corner his opponents. , When drawing the characters, Kishimoto consistently follows a five-step process: concept and rough sketch, drafting, inking, shading, and coloring. In the English anime, Guy is voiced by Skip Stellrecht (except in Rock Lee and his Ninja Pals, where he is voiced by Matthew Mercer), with Todd Haberkorn voicing him as a child.. In the Japanese anime, Namida is voiced by Sara Matsumoto and in the English anime, her voice actress is Tara Sands. 560] During this time, Madara takes Obito Uchiha as his agent and transplants his Rinnegan into Nagato to be preserved for his eventual revival years later.[ch. Onoki (オオノキ, Ōnoki) was the Third Tsuchikage (三代目土影, Sandaime Tsuchikage) of the Iwagakure, the grandson of the First Tsuchikage Ishikawa, and a protege of his predecessor Mu with longest reign as Kage that allowed him to personally meet many figures long dead in the present, including Madara Uchiha.[ch. Kushina Uzumaki (うずまき クシナ, Uzumaki Kushina) is the mother of the series' protagonist, Naruto Uzumaki and the wife of the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze.[ch. Sometime between the war's end and the series epilogue, he becomes the Fifth Raikage (五代目雷影, Godaime Raikage). Karin is a Sensor Type, able to sense other's chakra and feel a person's aura that way, such as seeing Naruto's chakra as "bright and warm". Zabuza recognized Haku's talents and agreed to take him in as a tool. A pale, androgynous man, he is a member of the Ōtsutsuki clan who was the reason Kaguya created the Zetsu Army for, who comes to Earth to plant a new Shinju as the one he used is dying from using up its world's resources. 437, 615] Following the end of the Fourth Great Ninja War, and the events of The Last: Naruto the Movie where she carries out the will of her ancestor Hamura Ōtsutsuki by helping Naruto stop Toneri, Hinata marries Naruto and they have two children by the series epilogue. But he ends up abducting Hanabi and uses her eyes to obtain the Tenseigan his clan was preparing for the world's destruction, later capturing Hinata to have as his bride.  As a child, Jiraiya was under the tutelage of Hiruzen Sarutobi, along with his teammates, Tsunade and Orochimaru.[ch. 120] He is also the teacher of Jiraiya, Orochimaru, and Tsunade. By focusing his chakra, he could further the transformation into a tiger-like being with even greater strength but reduced speed. Later, he goes out to find Kabuto and prevent him from finding Killer Bee and Naruto and succeeds in protecting them. 78] Whenever Kurenai appears in the series, she is usually accompanied by her childhood friend Asuma Sarutobi, and during Part II of the series, Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child.[ch. He is very arrogant about his immense battle prowess. Though he came to embrace the organization, Deidara still holds a grudge against Itachi and all other Uchihas throughout the series, as he feels their Sharingan eyes look down on his artwork.[ch. 107] Shikamaru is a longtime friend of Choji Akimichi, as he chooses to look upon Choji as a person rather than only considering his large girth. In the Japanese anime, Sasori is voiced by Akiko Yajima as a child and by Takahiro Sakurai as an adult. , Neji Hyuga (日向 ネジ, Hyūga Neji) is a member of Team Guy and a child prodigy of the Hyuga clan, as well as being Hinata's cousin.[ch. For reasons yet to be revealed, Kawaki left Kara and encountered Boruto who brings him to the Hidden Leaf as he lives with the Uzumaki family. However, he claimed that he can use the Scroll of Seals to gain infinite power, showing confidence in his own potential. The members of Team 8 primarily concentrate on tracking, with each of the members' unique abilities being used in this role. The characters of Naruto have received both praise and criticism from publications dedicated to anime, manga, and other media. Throughout the series, he acts as a source of wisdom to younger generations; and from the start, is one of the few characters to treat Naruto Uzumaki as a person rather than the host of Kurama.[ch. Iwabi uses Earth Style techniques. He is credited as being the Hokage who created the infrastructure of Konohagakure, including the Ninja Academy and Police Force. Even the Third Hokage admits he is an excellent shinobi. Having managed to kidnap Naruto for Kurama's extraction, the pair are confronted by a group of ninja arriving to rescue Naruto. His desire for power seems to come from what appears to be an inferiority complex, as he hypocritically cannot stand having anyone look down on him, despite enjoying looking down on others. , The visual appearances of the characters in the anime and manga have also received notice from reviewers.