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Age: 12 at the start of the series, now 15 Eye color: Blue Hair color: Blonde Height: 147,5 cm Weight 40,6 kg Birthday: 10th of OctoberBirth place: Konoha (Hidden Leaf)Blood type: B Rank: Genin Debuted in Naruto Volume 1 Hobbies: Playing pranks, Eating Ramen.
BiographyHe is the little man with a big dream. He becomes friends with his teammates Sasuke and Sakura, but to his villagers, he is only known as the mischief with the demon fox living inside his belly. All through Naruto’s life, he was neglected and treated like an outsider. That is why his dream is to become the hokage of Konoha-gakure, and be acknowledge by all those people that disregarded him. One thing that the other genin do know, is that he will never give up until he obtains his dream.
TRAVIA-The surname "Uzumaki" translates to "spiral". The Konoha leaf symbol is drawn with an arrow attached to a spiral, the seal on his abdomen is a spiral, and one of his attacks is Rasengan which means "Spiralling Sphere". One wonders if the spirals surrounding Naruto are a reflection of the main character, or if Naruto's last name is a reflection of the spirals of his village. For Uzumaki may be a generic last name representing the village given to those without a family name.
- "Uzumaki" can also mean "whirlpool". The Naruto whirlpool, named after the city of Naruto, lies between said city and Awaji Island.
CHAREC NARUTO-Naruto is very determined and has very strong values that he never once fails to act by, even in hopeless situations. His dream is to become Hokage, as it is the epitome of his ambitions to have the village acknowledge him and live for the sake of protecting his important people.
Naruto has a knack for inspiring people to realise their potentials and resolve to work harder or change their ways for the better; his determination and resolve often earn him sympathy from other characters. One early example of this is Konohamaru, the grandson of the third Hokage, who was inspired by Naruto to stop trying to find shortcuts to becoming Hokage, as there are no shortcuts and the only way is paved with plenty of hard work. Another is Inari, whom Naruto helped by making him see that anyone can make a difference and by confronting him about his refusal to come to terms with his painful past (as Naruto's past was similarly tragic). Both of them have gotten very attached to Naruto and have taken to calling him Onii-chan (big brother).
Though he is naturally impetuous, hyperactive and tends to rush into combat without thinking, Naruto is capable of devising some quite clever plans by creative usage of his jutsu. He has more than once upstaged what looked like a superior opponent by exploiting the element of surprise an unconventional usage of a technique entails; Kakashi even dubs him the "number one ninja in surprising people". Another main driving force behind his otherwise average Taijutsu and Ninjutsu abilities is the huge power and chakra reserves of the Kyūbi. Kyūbi is by no stretch of the imagination a particularly pleasant character, but nevertheless does everything in his power to help Naruto - lending chakra as requested, healing Naruto with his extreme healing ability and so forth - if only for the fact that Naruto's death would apparently mean the Kyūbi's death as well.
There are downsides to the huge chakra load that is Kyūbi; like most of the biggest weapons, it can't be lifted, let alone wielded, with ease. Naruto is a relatively small container that cannot quite handle the whole of Kyūbi's chakra, which might account for Naruto's inability to control and focus chakra consistently for jutsu during his days at the academy. Even later, when Naruto learns to better control his chakra, any technique relying on Kyūbi's chakra to work properly runs a chance of failing, as it takes great conviction or control on Naruto's part to draw Kyūbi's chakra effectively. However, Naruto's Chakra and Kyūbi's chakra are slowly fusing and are expected to eventually become one, which is bound to drastically change this status-quo
Trivia- Sasuke is named after the legendary ninja Sarutobi Sasuke.- "Uchiha" is another way of pronouncing "uchiwa", or a paper fan, which is actually the Uchiha clan logo. In ancient Japan, uchiwa were used in court ceremonies, as souvenirs, and to protect soldiers from arrows.The source of this article is Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.
Early ChildhoodThe second son of a Konohagakure police captain, Sasuke grew up in the shadow of his older brother, Itachi, who was acknowledged as a prodigy, mastering the Sharingan by the age of 8, attaining Chūnin rank at the age of 10, and becoming an ANBU captain at the age of 13. As a result, the Uchiha clan took great pride and interest in Itachi and viewed him as a genius whose work will further strengthen the bonds between the village and the clan. In particular, Sasuke's father took an active interest in Itachi's career and his entry into ANBU, largely neglecting Sasuke, the younger son, aside from cursory inquiries into Sasuke's school life. While Sasuke looked up to his brother, aspiring to become a prodigy ninja also acknowledged by the clan and his father, Itachi seemed friendly yet distant. Despite his promises to Sasuke to spend quality time, his work seemed to cause him to break his promises.
After an incident between Itachi and other Uchiha clan members, relations between Itachi and Sasuke's father deteriorate. Itachi's behavior becomes increasingly bizarre, estranging him further from other members of the Uchiha clan. During this time, Sasuke's father, on a whim, decides to spend time with Sasuke, teaching him Katon: Gōkakyu no Jutsu (Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique). Sasuke eventually succeeds in performing the jutsu in front of his father, surprising him. At that moment, Sasuke finally receives his father's recognition and the right to wear the clan's emblem on his back, a sign of adulthood. He also receives a stern warning not to follow in Itachi's footsteps.
One day, on the way home from shuriken practice, Sasuke is horrified to find his entire clan massacred by Itachi, who wanted to test his "capacity". Confronting Itachi in their home, his broken, sobbing self is further subjected to intense psychological torture by Mangekyo Sharingan. Itachi tells him to use his hatred of him to grow stronger: "If you wish to kill me, hate me, detest me, and survive in an unsightly way. Run, run and cling to life. And one day, when you have the same eyes as me, come before me."
At the Ninja AcademyDriven to match Itachi and later to kill him, Sasuke excelled in every field of study at the Ninja academy, becoming the #1 Academy ninja and the #1 Rookie Genin of that year. Handsome, extremely talented and from a pedigree background, Sasuke is the most popular student in his class, especially among the girls. However, he is admired from afar and he seems not to have had any personal relationships or any close friends in his Academy years, nor was he interested in these relationships to begin with. Even his relationship with Naruto at that stage is merely that of plain dislike, with nothing more than seeds of slight rivalry, intrigue and identification
Sasuke Stats Age: 12 at the start of the series, now 15Eye color: Dark GreyHair color: BlackHeight: 150,8 cm Weight: 42,2 kgBirthday: 23rd of JulyBirth place: Konoha (Hidden Leaf)Blood type: ABRank: Missing-nin Debuted in Naruto Volume 1 Hobbies: Fulfilling his lifelong goal
BiographySasuke lives for one reason only, to avenge his families death. Sasuke is very popular with the girls, and has a “don’t annoy me” type of attitude, perfect for being a main character. He is the top graduate of his year, and one of the top genin of that generation. He is very good with his many fire jutsu and his very powerful bloodline doujutsu, sharingan.
- The name "Haruno" means "spring field". A spring field can be cultivated and orderly or it can be wild, like how Sakura's personality is. "Sakura" means "cherry blossom", which represents loyalty, love, and samurai, in addition to being the national flower of Japan.
Inside Sakura resides the "Inner Sakura", which ridiculously seems to be much more mean-tempered than Naruto's Kyubi. "Inner Sakura" seems to represent an assertive part of her personality and serves mostly comedy purposes as Sakura's typical gentle responses are juxtaposed with the inner Sakura's constant Shannaro, which doesn't mean anything but is usually translated as "Hell yeah", "Hell no" or "Damn it" depending on the situation. Sakura's having 'two minds' actually came in handy when Ino hit her with the Shintenshin no Jutsu ("Art of the Valentine" or literally "Body Mind Switch Technique"), Inner Sakura combating Ino's spirit where in the case of a regular person there would be no resistance. The same occurs in the manga after one of Naruto's inspirational comments causes Sakura's inner self to awaken and subsequently defeat the Art of the Valentine.
Sakura Stats Age: 12 at the start the of series, now 15Eye color: GreenHair color: PinkHeight: 150,1 cm Weight: 35,9 kgBirthday: 28th of MarchBirth place: Konoha (Hidden Leaf)Blood type: ORank: Genin (Debuted in Naruto Volume 1 Hobbies: Sasuke
BiographySakura is a sweet girl on the outside, but total opposite in the inside. She has a huge crush on Sasuke, and will do anything to get to him. A lot of the time, she sees herself as “in the way” or “a hindrance”. Later on, she goes through a drastic change to help her team.
His historyKAKASHIchronically tardy, Kakashi initially appears to be flaky and unreliable. He is, however, an exceptionally skillful ninja, a child prodigy who attained Chuunin rank at the age of 6 and became a Jounin at age 13. His father was Hatake Sakumo, known as the "White Fang" of Konoha (Konoha no Shiroi Kiba) and a genius ninja on par with the Legendary Sannin (famous students of the Sandaime Hokage : Orochimaru, Jiraiya, and Tsunade
Trivia- According to official handbook his favorite foods are Broiled saury (a fish) with salt, miso soup with eggplant. His least, Tempura.- Favorite phrase: "Teamwork"- Though his name is written in kana in the manga, the family name 'Hatake' can be written in kanji either as 'farmland' or 'leaf warrior'
Kakashi Stats Age: 26 at the start the of series, now 29Eye color: Black / RedHair color: GreyHeight: 181 cm Weight: 67,5 kgBirthday: 15th of SeptemberBirth place: Konoha (Hidden Leaf)Blood type: ORank: JouninDebuted in Naruto Volume 1 Hobbies: Reading romantic novels
BiographyHe is the Jounin, elite ninja, of Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura. It is said that he is the hardest teacher of all the jounin. He has a split personality, and he is ALWAYS late, but, there is something very special about him. All over the country, he is known as “The Copy Ninja Kakashi” and for a good reason too. His sharingan allows him to copy his opponents techniques. His only original technique is an assassinating technique he calls “Viking” which will later be named “chidori” or “A thousand chirping birds” because as soon as he draws out his charka, this technique has the unique sound as the name describes.
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