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20 Best Male Naruto Characters You Must Know

Naruto has been serialized on “jump”. Who is your favorite male character in this hot-blooded anime? We've rounded up the top 20 most talked about people and see if there's one you like the most.

1. Itachi Uchiha

Itachi Uchiha

Sasuke’s older brother, and the one responsible for the Uchiha’s massacre. Itachi is a fan favorite for his self-sacrifice and making the ultimate decision of killing his entire clan for the sake of maintaining peace and preventing war.

Itachi had always made himself appear as a villain, especially for his little brother as he wished for Sasuke to be the one to kill him at the end. Itachi had been a skilled ninja and an individual with a talent that will rarely appear again.


2. Kakashi Hatake

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The teacher and instructor of Team 7. Kakashi is a brilliant man with a humorous side behind that intimidating mask. Kakashi is infamous for reading very inappropriate books in public, but he didn’t care about that.

In terms of powers and abilities, Kakashi is also known for being the copy ninja, being able to copy jutsu from other ninjas. However, he was able to come up with his own jutsu named Chidori which he passed on to Sasuke.


3. Madara Uchiha

Madara Uchiha

One of the main antagonists in the naruto series. Madara was defeated by the first Hokage who was also his friend, however, he was resurrected with the Edo Tensei. After his resurrection, Madara sought to put the world in an infinite Tsukuyomi, because it was his own way of achieving world peace.

Madara is a legendary name that strikes fear in the heart of all shinobis, he was able to face the four Hokages as well as Naruto and Sasuke with their full power.


4. Sasuke Uchiha

Sasuke Uchiha

Ever since he was young, Sasuke was introduced as a character with the sole purpose of avenging the carnage that happened to his clan. As a guy who is walking the path of vengeance, Kakashi, Naruto and other characters have tried to stop him.

Naturo sees him as a friend but those two stay rivals until the very end. Sasuke became a student under Orochimaru then dueled with Itachi and killed him in the process. However, after finding the truth he declared himself as the enemy of the Hidden Leaf Village


5. Sasori

Sasori

A member of the Akatsuki, Sasori is a ninja that manipulates puppets. He hides his physical body inside a large puppet that has sharp tools and tails that can stab and poison his enemies. When he fought against Sakura, he had no choice but to revive his true identity.

Sasori is a master at manipulating puppets using Chakra, he was able to control 100 puppets simultaneously. Even after Sakura punched him with full force, it wasn’t enough to kill him.


6. Minato Namikaze

Minato Namikaze

The fourth Hokage and the father of Naruto. Minato is the fastest ninja ever introduced so far. He was able to defeat Obito during his invasion of the Leaf Village, and he sacrificed himself for his son’s life, though it took the life of his wife as well. After his resurrection, Minato has joined the Great Ninja War to aid Naruto against Madara.

Minato was praised by the other Hokages for his speed. He helped Might Guy with his fight against Madara by tanking Madara’s attack and teleporting himself away with a flashy speed.


7. Tobirama Senju

Tobirama Senju

The second Hokage and the younger brother of Hashirama. Tobirama has a piercing glare on his face, his eyes just showing off how serious he is and that no one should ever take him lightly. He was known for his speed that was unrivaled, not until the fourth Hokage’s speed demonstration.

Tobirama is known for his hatred towards Uchihas. Whenever his brother Hashirama would meet and speak with Madara, Tobirama would not even try to hide his grudge against the clan.


8. Naruto Uzumaki

Naruto Uzumaki

The main protagonist of the series. Naruto is a kind and ambitious guy who wants to become the Hokage and prove to the village that he is a hero and not the monster they think he is. Because Naruto was born in an unfortunate event, the Nine Tailed beast sailed into him and the whole village saw Naruto as a monster, preventing their children from interacting with him.

Not just that, but growing without parents had also made him extremely lonely. Nonetheless, Naruto was able to overcome his past and become a Hokage.


9. Deidara

Deidara

Another member from the Akatsuki. Deidara is all about style and all about art which is shown through his appearance and jutsu. Deidara can summon and craft birds or any other creatures and control him with his will. But those by themselves aren’t considered art.

True art must be explosive, that’s why all his abilities can create a massive explosion that could destroy villages and towns. Fighting against Sasuke, Deidara almost killed him with his ultimate explosion that was shaped like a star.


10. Hashirama Senju

Hashirama Senju

The first Hokage and the strongest among them all. Hashirama was the founder who founded the Hidden Leaf village, he was also a close friend of Madara and wished for peace instead of the conflict known between them and the Uchihas.

Hashirama was also strong enough to defeat Madara before his death, making him a respectful leader and a strong ninja. After his resurrection, he kept demonstrating his strength with his Wood Style jutsu, a unique jutsu that only few can use.


11. Gara

Gara

The boy of the sand, even at a young age, Gara was capable of killing people with ease. He carries a large jar behind him that is filled with sand. Having the first tailed beast inside him, Gara had tremendous ability inside him, but he struggled to hold it back.

His childhood was similar to Naruto, and during their fight, Gara learned the meaning of love coming straight from his competitor. Afterwards, he became a close friend of Naruto and an ally to the Hidden Leaf Village, especially Rock Lee.


12. Neji Hyuuga

Neji Hyuuga

A member of the Hyuuga clan, Neji is a cold and quiet character with a very unique style of fighting. He can locate weak spots within his target’s body, those weak spots are related to their Chakra, and by hitting them with his fingers, he can defeat them with ease.

His eyes are also named the Byakugan, special eyes that allow him to see those weak spots mentioned earlier. They can also see through objects. They are easily identified because they lack an eye pupil.


13. Indra Otsutsuki

Indra Otsutsuki

The firstborn son of Hagoromo and the origin of the Uchiha clan. Indra fought against his brother for the sake of inheriting his father’s technique. He created Ninjutsu, inherited massive powers and talent from his father, and awakened the Sharingan.

Indra was able to use the Susanoo in its strongest form. Indra’s Chakra was passed down to the later generation, adapting to one special figure at a time, and in our case, it was Sasuke after Madara. This explains the constant rivalry that happens between Indra’s descendant and Asura’s descendant.


14. Darui

Darui

Darui is a shinobi of Kumogakure. He is the right hand of the Fourth Raikage. Darui was taught how to use the Black Lightning technique by the Raikgae making him a strong Shinobi. Darui has a slow way of speaking as if he pretends to be careless all the time.

He might also appear lazy but during serious moments, he is quite the opposite. Dariu can use Black Lighting to infuse with his blade, giving him an edge when clashing with another sword or blade carrier.


15. Shikamaru Nara

Shikamaru Nara

One of the smartest characters in the entire series. Shikamaru is the total brain of the group and his battle tactics are always reliable. He was also one of the kids that weren’t afraid to approach Naruto. After Asuma’s death, Shikamaru became determined to defeat his killer.

He is super lazy and prefers to stay asleep most of the time, he also keeps repeating “What A Drag” which became his most famous line. Shikamaru can use his Shadow Jutsu to control his enemies or manipulate objects.


16. Nagato Uzumaki

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Perhaps he wasn’t the most appealing in the present time of the series, but prior to his ugly body changes, Nagato was physically a strong ninja with dangerous eyes called Rinnegan. After being resurrected alongside Itachi, he was put under full control, and his body healed all the damage he had taken for creating Pain.

At that moment his true appearance was revealed for his age, and he used the power of his eyes to fight Itachi and Naruto. Before becoming an Ally, Nagato used Pain to destroy the Hidden Leaf Village with his ultimate move “Almighty Push”.


17. Kiba Inuzuka

Kiba Inuzuka

A member of team 8 and one of the first students to become friends with Naruto. Kiba is an interesting character with an interesting family. He fights alongside their loyal dogs and they use special attacks to fight their enemies. His ultimate move was him transforming his dog into a giant three-headed beast.

Kiba has two sharp marks on his cheeks, representing the sharp fangs of their family’s dogs. Kiba and his dog Akamaru are always seen together as they would cooperate during a fight to defeat their opponents.


18. Asuma Sarutobi

Asuma Sarutobi

A teacher and an instructor for team 10. Asuma is the son of the third Hokage and the classmate of Kakashi, Might Guy, and Obito. Although he had left the Hidden Leaf after a disagreement with his father and gotten himself involved with bounties of the black market, his kindness was still shown, especially towards Kakashi, Kurenai and his students.

Asuma is always seen smoking a cigarette, known to be a heavy smoker. Asuma is super strong at close combat because of combining his Chakra with his trench knives.


19. Might Guy

Might Guy

Although a silly appealing man with not much of a lovely haircut, Might Guy is the most energetic teacher in the Hidden Leaf Village. Might Guy is a master at Taijutsu, and he passed on his father’s technique to his student Rock Lee. Might Guy was sadly underestimated in terms of strength, and never looked upon as someone strong or cool like Kakashi or Obito, especially by the Naruto fans.

However, that completely changed when he unlocked the 8th gate, putting his life aside for the sake of defeating Madara, demonstrating his true power to everyone.


20. Suigetsu Hozuki

Suigetsu Hozuki

After being captured by Orochimaru, he joined forces with Sasuke and escaped Orochimaru.  Keeping himself accompanied with the last member alive of the Uchiha, he ended up joining the Akatsuki and engaging in fights against Killer Bee.

His jutsu and abilities are all around the water element. He can melt his body down to become water-like and dodge lethal enemy attacks. Hozuki also uses a very large blade to fight with named Kubikiribōchō.