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Characters from Naruto


Voiced by: Hideyuki Umezu (JP), Doug Stone (EN)

Amachi is a medical-nin and scientist who was an accomplice of Orochimaru.
  • Bastard Understudy: When Orochimaru abandoned the line of research he and Amachi were working on, Amachi decided to finish their work and use it to surpass the snake ninja.
  • Breath Weapon: In his Kaima form he can spit torrents of pressurized water.
  • Fangs Are Evil: In his Kaima form he has pointed fangs.
  • Filler Villain: He's the antagonist of the Kaima Capture Mission filler arc.
  • Fish People: He can transform into a fish-like form, and unlike Isaribi his form is "perfect" and more monstrous.
  • Flechette Storm: He can fire razor-edged scales in his Kaima form.
  • Mad Scientist: He's Orochimaru's understudy, developing a way of creating aquatic ninja.
  • One-Winged Angel: His Kaima technique allows him to transform into a fish-man.
  • Sinister Schnoz: He has a large, almost bulbous nose in his human form.
  • The Starscream: He wants to overthrow Orochimaru using his Kaima research.
  • Summon Magic: He can summon a water elemental called the Umibōzu.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He tells Isaribi that he can turn her back into a human so she'll help him, but during his Evil Gloating to Naruto he says he was going to dissect her - within earshot of her.


Voiced by: Sayaka Aida (JP), Bridget Hoffman (EN)

Isaribi is a citizen of the Land of the Sea. She was a human test subject under the control of Amachi, who in turn used to work for Orochimaru.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: The other villagers consider her creepy, gossiping and occasionally harassing her. This attitude passed down to their children, who vandalize her cabin and pelt her with rocks.
  • Apparently Human Merfolk: She was turned into one by Orochimaru and Amachi.
  • Bandage Babe: She covers her scales with bandages.
  • Breath Weapon: In her Kaima form she can spit torrents of pressurized water.
  • Broken Bird: She's ostracized and abused because she was the only person who returned from being spirited away to Demon Island, and is seen as a monster as a result.
  • Fish People: She can transform into an amphibious form due to Orochimaru's and Amachi's experiments.
  • Flawed Prototype: She was Orochimaru's and Amachi's prototype for developing aquatic ninja, but has scales even in her human form and is thus seen as imperfect.
  • Fangs Are Evil: In her Kaima form her teeth become pointed fangs, most noticeably seen when she's intimidating the Fire Nation government's soldiers.
  • Flechette Storm: She can fire razor-edged scales in her Kaima form.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She turns against Amachi due to Naruto giving her a What the Hell, Hero? speech, and Amachi admitting he was planning on dissecting her.
  • I Am a Monster: She feels her scales make her a monster, but desperately wants to be returned to human form. It takes Naruto giving her a Freakiness Shame to snap her out of it, but she still wants to be returned to human form.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Her motivation for helping Amachi is to be returned to human form, something she's so desperate for that she's willing to assist Amachi in his piracy.
  • Kiss of Life: She gives Naruto mouth-to-mouth to save him from drowning.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: She's helping Amachi out of a desperate desire to be returned to human form, due to being bullied and shunned. Naruto empathizes with this and is outraged when Ino and Shino still plan on capturing or killing her after hearing she saved his life.
  • Not So Different: She's bullied, shunned, and considered a monster by others. When Naruto tells her he empathizes with her, she snaps that there's no way a human like him could know what it's like to be seen as a monster. When he taps into Kurama's power to fight Amachi, she realizes she was wrong.
  • Not So Stoic: She acts emotionless, but is merely suppressing her anger and angst.
  • Older Than They Look: She has the same apparent age that she had when Anko was 10, and doesn't look much older than Naruto and co.
  • Rapunzel Hair: When Anko first saw her, she had knee-length hair to obscure her nudity, but by the time Naruto meets her it's cut short with a pair of sidetails.
  • Red Right Hand: She has patches of scales on the left side of her face, her left arm, and her left leg.
  • Shout-Out: To the Deep Ones from The Shadow Over Innsmouth, being a person from a remote fishing village plagued by strange disappearances and a mysterious demonic sea-god, and who can turn into an amphibious fish-like creature.
  • Sole Survivor: She is the only person to survive Orochimaru's and Amachi's experiments, leaving her to be shunned by the villagers.
  • Super Mode: Orochimaru's and Amachi's experiments on her grant her the ability to turn into an anthropomorphic fish-like creature.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: She slips into this when fighting Naruto, saying she doesn't care how many people she has to kill so long as she can be returned to human form.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She's taken to Konoha by Naruto, Anko, Ino, and Shino in order to see if Tsunade can help her, and is never seen again.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has purple hair.

    Idate Morino 

Voiced By: Hiromichi Kogami (JP), Roger Craig Smith (EN)

Idate Morino (森乃イダテ, Morino Idate) is the younger brother of Ibiki Morino. Former Ninja of Konoha, he was manipulated by Aoi Rokushou to steal The 2nd Hokage's Raijin Sword (Blade of the Thunder Spirit). After Aoi defect to the Hidden Rain Village, Idate is framed for treason and defects from Konoha. Idate joins the Wasabi family after he's adopted by Jirōchō Wasabi, head of the Wasabi family in the Land of Tea.
  • Face–Heel Turn: It's not like he wanted to, but unwanted events leads him to that. Defecting was all he could do.
  • Hot-Blooded: Not to the extent of Rock Lee, but still.
  • Secret Test of Character: Failed one in the tenth question, having chosen to persist even knowing that if he passed, his teammates would fail.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Over the course of his filler arc.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Jirōchō for believing in him.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Aoi in much the same way Naruto was to Mizuki, with the prize being becoming a Chunin rather than graduating.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: To Ibiki. Unfortunately, Ibiki doesn't approve of Idate's reasons for or dedication to become a ninja.

Characters from Naruto Shippuden


Voiced By: Eri Miyajima (JP), Erin Fitzgerald (EN)

Guren (紅蓮, Guren) is a kunoichi from Otogakure and the female leader of Orochimaru's subordinates. She uses the unique Crystal Release brand of techniques. She wants to be Orochimaru's next body. After Orochimaru found Sasuke, he no longer had any use for Guren until she is called by Orochimaru to escort a boy name Yuukimaru alive to the lake where the Three Tails Sanbi lives.Yuukimaru is young and his body is weak. He fall ill during the trip and starts to grow feelings for Guren. As Yuukimaru can somehow control the Sanbi, Guren is forced to see Kabuto using Yuukimaru's powers to the limit, putting his health in jeopardy. In the end, Guren choose to forget Orochimaru and flee with Yuukimaru in a place where Orochimaru will not be.
  • Action Girl: Fighting with the Three Tails. Indeed.
  • The Atoner: She wants to make up for killing Yuukimaru's mother by taking care of him herself.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Gozu is fiercely loyal to her because she cared for him when Orochimaru was planning to cast him away, and he saves her life in the end.
  • The Bus Came Back: Can be seen with Yuukimaru as part of the crowd outside the Leaf village gates in episode 479 of Shippuden.
  • Co-Dragons: With Kabuto, for Orochimaru.
  • Crystal Prison: Her ability is to crystalize anything. This means she can turn people into crystals right down to the cellular level. The only ones known to have escaped from this jutsu are Hinata, who surrounded herself with a protective chakra cloak, and the Three-Tails a monster created from chakra.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Or Defrosting Crystal Queen.
  • Gemstone Assault
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: After being fed up by Kabuto's treatment of Yuukimaru.
  • Leitmotif: Also called Gurren
  • Mama Bear: Becomes one to Yukimaru.
  • Morality Pet: Caring for Yuukimaru is the first step on her path to redemption.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When she realize that the woman she killed years ago was Yuukimaru's mother.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Guren has light blue hair.
  • You Killed My Father: She killed Yuukimaru's mother, but she never knew who she was, until the end.


Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi (JP), Kari Wahlgren (EN)

Hotaru is the pupil of the six-tail host Utakata in the dedicated arc. The latter denies being her master, but taught her a few techniques nonetheless (although some unintentionally…) She has a powerful and dangerous technique sealed inside her. She is deceived by a man named Shiranami, who wants to activate this technique. Utakata saves her, and acknowledges her as his student, before being captured by Pain.
  • Broken Pedestal: Shiranami turns out to be completely and utterly evil, and intending to use her to gain access to his technique.
  • Forehead of Doom: Just look at the picture.
  • Hot for Teacher: She seems to like Utakata more than a little, although it's probably one-sided.
  • Instant Expert: Utakata deliberately teaches her a high-level technique from the get-go so that she'll get frustrated enough to give up and leave him alone, but she actually succeeds!
  • Ms. Fanservice: Filler or not, she is probably the bustiest girl of the series after Tsunade, and the animators are not affraid to emphasize it. When she bares her back to reveal the technique placed inside her, her cleavage is unsubtle to say the least.
  • The Bus Came Back: She makes a cameo (with some lines of dialogue no less) in the Fourth Shinobi World War.


Voiced By: Daisuke Hirakawa (JP), Michael Sinterniklaas (EN)

A young monk at the Temple of Fire, who is endowed with some of the Nine-Tailed Fox's chakra.

    Yaoki and Korobi 

Voice for Yaoki: Takashi Onozuka (JP), Wally Wingert (EN)

Voice for Korobi: Hiroto Torihata (JP), Todd Haberkorn (EN)

From the filler episode "Gaara's Bond" they are two Suna shinobi paired with Gaara for a mission. They're both terrified of him since this takes place very, very recently after his Heel–Face Turn and they remember the things he's done. Both of them are puppeteers, though they also can fight hand to hand, as shown when helping fight Gaara's would-be assassins with sticks.
  • Heel Realization: Naruto, on the way to help Gaara, calls them out on abandoning their "friend". Korobi quietly questions Yaoki about their actions, and they go back and help Gaara, telling him they're his friends. They also reaffirm the statement at the end of the episode.
  • Lovable Coward: Not serious cowardliness, per say, since many Sand Shinobi had been scared of Gaara for years and he'd only recently done a Heel–Face Turn as of the time of the episode (and the cowardliness in no way applies to the mission). The loveable part comes after their Heel Realization and they go help Naruto save Gaara.
  • Repeat What You Just Said: Gaara says this, and Yaoki quietly apologizes for leaving him to the assassins earlier. Gaara does the "no, before that" and the guys realize what he really wants them to say:
    Yaoki and Korobi: We're your friends!
  • Spanner in the Works: Not hugely, since Naruto was doing most of the work, but them coming back and helping Gaara, while saying he's their friend, clearly unsettled the squad of assassins at least. Their behavior may also have been part of the reason for Gaara's leniency against the people who tried to kill him.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: A very mild version, but the puppets they're carrying are used by the assassin squad against Gaara, and were apparently given to them for that exact purpose since the puppets are perfect suited to trap him. One would of course wonder why the squad wouldn't have carried those themselves (outside of Korobi and Yaoki being closer to Gaara, physically).


Voiced by: Takeharu Onishi (JP), Benjamin Diskin (EN)

Condor is an ostrich that Team 7 was once tasked to retrieving. At some point after Sasuke's defection, Condor escapes again, apparently taking several levels in badass in the process.


Voiced by: Masayuki Omoro (JP)

A character from the Chikara (Power) arc, Disonasu is an elderly man and the leader of Hachō Village, providing relief efforts to the survivors of the Tonika Village massacre, he is later revealed to be the Big Bad of the arc and the one behind the massacre in the first place. He is revealed to have been a Serial Killer who once worked for the Akatsuki and studied under Orochimaru, and who murdered and replaced the previous chief in order to activate the Ama no Hoko.

    Nine-Tailed Naruto Clone 

Voiced by: Junko Takeuchi (JP), Maile Flanagan (EN)

From the Chikara (Power) arc, it is a clone of Naruto in his Four-Tailed V2 Fox Cloak created when Kabuto accidentally infected Naruto with his Clone Snakes jutsu. The clone rampages, nearly killing Naruto, before being restrained. It later fights Naruto atop the Ama no Hoko and seemingly falls to its death, but returns as a hydra-like monster.

    Mecha Naruto 

Voiced by: Junko Takeuchi (JP), Maile Flanagan (EN)

A robotic double of Naruto created by Orochimaru and Kabuto as a means to capture the Nine-Tails for themselves, it ended up falling into the hands of Akatsuki. Note that it's originally a character of the Ultimate Ninja Storm series and his story is very much different from his game counterpart.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: The minute it's activated, it goes on a rampage and destroys Orochimaru's lab before escaping, being captured by the Akatsuki, and reprogrammed to work for them.
  • Arm Cannon: It has Gatling guns mounted in its forearms, and its fingers can function as machine guns.
  • Do-Anything Robot: Mecha Naruto is stuffed full of a ridiculous amount of weapons, and it's implied that Pain upgraded him with the Asura Path.
  • Evil Knockoff: A robotic clone of Naruto.
  • Eye Beams: The Naruto Beam.
  • Mythology Gag: The general plot of the two-parter was more-or-less ripped right from the Invasion of Pain arc, with bits of the Sasuke Retrieval arc thrown in partway through.
  • Powered Armor: It layers itself over Naruto as a parody of Iron Man's armor.
  • Primal Stance: Spends a lot of time crawling on all fours even outside of KYUBI Mode.
  • Secret Test of Character: Itachi set up a genjutsu that would ally Mecha Naruto with the Leaf village if Naruto still considered Sasuke as a friend.
  • Shout-Out: The way Mecha Naruto covers Naruto's body and the HUD that appears are references to the Iron Man series.
  • Telescoping Robot: He can extend an absurd array of weapons from his body that logically shouldn't be able to fit inside him, especially considering how he's capable of layering over Naruto.
  • Transforming Mecha: He has a vehicle mode and a jet mode.


Voiced by: Yuhei Takagi (JP)

Shira is a highly experienced Taijutsu user who wasn't a Shinobi because he couldn't use Genjutsu or Nijutsu, until Gaara reformed his father's laws. He goes into the 2nd Chunnin Exam with his team where he wants as possible as Sand Ninja to graduates. He meets and befriend Rock Lee ( Whose similarity is not lost on him. ). He's so skilled that he became Gaara's trainer in Taijutsu.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: For once it's not a parallel to Naruto, but to Lee. The laws of The 4th Kazekage prevented anyone not knowing Genjutsu or Ninjutsu to enter Ninja Academy.
  • Expy: Of Rock Lee. He's doesn't look like anything like him, but their background are quite similar.
  • Extreme Doormat: Takes a lot of crap from fellow sand ninjas during the 2nd Chunnin Exam but doesn't retaliate or even get angry.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a scar on right, lower jaw.
  • Hot-Blooded: While he does go overboard with his training like Lee, he's quite calm and composed.
  • Nice Guy: For all the crap he endured, Shira doesn't blame anyone other than himself for the life he lived.
  • Training from Hell: Did that on his own. If Gaara's reaction is any indication, it seems to pay off.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has taupe, grey hair.


Voiced by: Kengo Kawanishi (JP)

Mikoshi is a genin who partook in the Chunin Exams with his teammates Matsuri and Yukata. He appears in the new Chunin Exams fillers.
  • Foil: To Yukata. He takes the exam seriously and acts mature, while Yukata is carefree and somewhat childish. Mikoshi is intelligent, while Yukata is The Ditz
  • Graceful Loser: After his team lost to Shira's, he accepted defeat and bore no grudges.
  • Meaningful Name: His name means "divine palanquin" and fits into a Japanese night festival theme like his teammates' names.
  • Not So Above It All: Despite normally being level-headed and mature, he joined the brawl in the cafeteria before the second exam, rather than stay out of it or try to stop it.
  • Oh, Crap!: When he falls into quicksand.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: While his intelligence hasn't been displayed very often, he qualifies for this trope when it does.
  • Two Girls and a Guy: He's the guy of the group.


Voiced by: Tomomi Nakatsuka (JP)

Yukata is a rather clueless kunoichi who first appeared in the Fourth Shinobi World War with Matsuri. She later made a reappearance and was on a team with her and Mikoshi during the Chunin Exams filler.
  • Bare Your Midriff: During the Chunin Exams, she wore a crop top under a flak jacket designed to reveal her stomach.
  • Best Friend: Matsuri's.
  • The Ditz: She has shown be very dumb and/or clueless at times, such as not realizing who the Tsuchikage is, or not being able to answer any of the questions during the written section of the exams.
  • Fangirl: Of Gaara, like Matusri, complete with Squee!.
  • Foil: To Mikoshi. See his entry for details.
  • The Load: Downplayed in the Chunin Exams. Her obliviousness and ditziness in general, despite giving her team an advantage in the written section, led to them being the last one to leave during the elimination race. Later on, during the second stage, her lack of stamina compared to the others held them back in the sandstorm and when fleeing from an enemy.
  • Rank Up: She is seen wearing a Suna flak jacket in the Allied Shinobi forces, meaning she was promoted to chunin from the exams. An unusual example, as her time in a lower rank was shown in episodes ''after' her debut.
  • Shipper on Deck: She teases Temari (with Matsuri) over her crush on Shikamaru.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: In both the Fourth Shinobi World War and Chunin Exams outfits.

    Menma Namikaze/Uzumaki 

Voiced by: Junko Takeuchi (JP), Maile Flanagan (EN)

An alternate version of Menma Uzumaki, the antagonist of Naruto the Movie: Road to Ninja, who never turned evil. He appears as part of Tenten's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream in the anime
  • Alternate Self: He's a version of Menma Uzumaki from Naruto the Movie: Road to Ninja who was never evil, and thus to Naruto Uzumaki as well.
  • Animal Battle Aura: As Kurama's jinchuriki, he can use Nine Tails Chakra Mode and Tailed Beast Mode.
  • Celibate Hero: Unlike Naruto he knows that girls are attracted to him. He just isn't interested in romance.
  • Chick Magnet: Both Sakura and Hinata are in love with him.
  • Detect Evil: He can use Kurama's power to sense negative emotions.
  • Dream People: He's a product of Tenten's Infinite Tsukuyomi, though the Dream Land he's from is mostly identical to the Genjutsu World from Road to Ninja.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's insightful and intelligent, and one of Konoha's strongest ninja.
  • Hereditary Hairstyle: Menma inherited his father Minato's hairstyle.
  • The Leader: Menma is the de facto leader of the Konoha 11.
  • The Stoic: Menma is serious and aloof, though he cares about his friends.
  • Sudden Name Change: He's referred to as "Menma Uzumaki" on Studio Perrot's blog and concept art, but called Menma Namikaze in the credits.