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Other teams formed out of Boruto's batch of classmates from the Ninja Academy.
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Team 5

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From left to right: Udon Ise, Metal Lee, Iwabee, Denki
A genin team consisting of 3 boys, former classmates of Boruto, and led by Udon Ise, former teammate of Konohamaru Sarutobi.
  • Physical, Mystical, Technological:
    • Metal Lee is the Physical as he relies on his martial arts.
    • Iwabee is the Mystical as he is the most experienced in ninjutsu and nature transformation.
    • Denki is the Technological as he can build gadgets and has amazing hacking skills.

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    Denki Kaminarimon 

Denki Kaminarimon

Voiced by: Chihiro Ikki (JP), Erica Mendez (EN)

Debut: Boruto Episode 1 (Anime)

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A Chunin of Boruto's graduating Academy batch and a former classmate and school friend of Boruto. The son of Kaminarimon enterprises' president, the biggest railroad company of the fire country. He's meekly, geeky & with a lot of self trust problems. Unlike Boruto's, Denki's father always tells him what and what not to do, going so far as telling him to go to the Ninja Academy, in the hope they make a man out of him. Denki would rather do what he wants than follow his father's orders, but he doesn't have the guts to go against his wishes. Currently a Chunin in Team Udon.


  • Bully and Wimp Pairing: Denki forms one with Iwabee after they help tutor each other.
  • The Captain: He becomes the leader of his team after becoming a Chunin.
  • Cyber Ninja: He specializes in the use of scientific ninja tools, and has a set of Power Armor that lets him fight far beyond his typically feeble physical abilities.
  • Demonic Possession: Gets possessed by something looking like a chakra snake in the first episode.
  • Elemental Punch: His Lightning Style: Elekiter is a lightning charged palmstrike that electrocutes enemies when he makes contact rather then sharpening his chakra like Chidori.
  • Extreme Doormat: He is often pushed around by kids of his age who takes his money by force.
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: His Power Armor has an Arm Cannon that can simulate fire style jutsu.
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol: The arms of his Power Armor have them built in.
  • Geometric Magic: He knows the String Light Formation, a binding seal which can immobilize enemies but since his powers are undeveloped he can't maintain the jutsu for very long.
  • Magitek: He tells Boruto he would like to find a way to combine technology with ninjutsu, eventually creating an exosuit that simulates lightning style ninjutsu.
  • Magic Enhancement: The main function of his Power Armor is to use the Lightning Style: Overdrive, stimulating his physical abilities with electricity.
  • Nice Guy: Denki is so polite that he refuses to fight back.
  • Non-Action Guy: While Boruto and the rest of his classmates managed to evade the opposing girls' team by jumping and sliding over/under them, he is unable to do the same and resorts to surrendering to them. By Episode 12 he has improved his physical skills considerably.
  • Official Fan-Submitted Content: Denki own his existence to a contest held in 2019, when a japanese artist submitted his original fanmade character name Denki Raimon and won the contest.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Attempts to at least injure the kids who bully him in a train accident while under Demonic Possession of a chakra snake.
  • Power Armor: He develops a scientifc ninja tool resembling an exosuit that stimulates his body with electricity, giving him Super Strength and Super Reflexes when combined with a visor that predicts enemy movements via combat data like the sharingan.
  • Shock and Awe: His affinity is for lightning style jutsu, fittingly for his Cyber Ninja tendencies.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He's very similar to the character from the manga, Tentou Madoka: They are both Lonely Rich Kids that befriend Boruto and wish to become shinobis; interestingly they both made their appearances roughly at the same time too.

    Iwabee Yuino 

Iwabee Yuino

Voiced by: Shinya Hamazoe (JP), Ray Chase (EN)

Debut: Boruto Episode 2 (Anime)

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A genin of Boruto's graduating Academy batch and a former classmate and school friend of Boruto. The oldest student in Boruto's class. He's infamous for failing to graduate from the academy. He crosses Boruto path when he accuses him of riding on his father's success and fame. Needless to say, considering Boruto's relationship with his father, he takes it quite badly and they end up fighting. Currently a genin in Team Udon.


  • Blood Knight: He likes ninja subjects, he's good at Taijutsu & Ninjutsu but gets bored quickly in academics lessons and subjects.
  • Book Dumb: As a result of his poor grades, he fails to graduate from the Academy more than once. It turns out he has problems reading a book due to his poor attention span until Denki helps him to find a way to concentrate. He markedly improves, for instance, when reading while also molding chakra.
  • Born in the Wrong Century: He initially feels like he would fit in better in the time before the current age of peace.
  • The Bully: He starts as this to the rest of the students of the Ninja Academy.
  • Bully and Wimp Pairing: Iwabee forms one with Denki after they help tutor each other.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After his fight with Boruto in Episode 2, he changes his attitude to be much friendlier with him and other students.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: He apparently can use Doton, to the surprise of the other students.
  • Fantastic Racism: He has a strong dislike for Hidden Mist ninja and their village due to his grandfather being killed by them in the past. Played with in that he doesn't blame the Mist as a whole or think they are to blame for the crimes of their ancestors, but at the same time he dislikes their attempts in modern times to act like the era of the Blood Mist never happened, or that apologies will change anything.
  • Good Old Ways: He blames the fact that the Academy has subjects unrelated to ninjas and ninjutsu for his failing to graduate from the academy. He doesn't even show up in lessons he doesn't like.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Iwabee is a very big fan of Naruto's and scoffs at the idea of the other four Kages being on his level. He's also a huge fan of Kakashi and Gaara.
  • Hidden Weapons: His staff has a sword hidden inside it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his brashness, he is shown to care for others, even jumping into a burning building to save some children.
  • Parental Hypocrisy: Or rather adult hypocrisy. He thinks the adults had it better during their age because everything could be solved with power, and only now they've decided times have changed.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: He wears a white sleeveless shirt.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Iwabee debut as an arrogant loner who skips class and gets into fights too often. Following his fight with Boruto, Iwabee becomes more open to his classmates.
  • The Worf Effect: He gets defeated with one hit by Chocho in Episode 4 and on Episode 5 he gets easily dominated by Mitsuki in the latter's introduction.
  • You Killed My Father: Holds a disdain towards Mist ninjas for killing his grandfather.

    Metal Lee 

Metal Lee

Voiced by: Ryo Nishitani (JP) Billy Kametz (Original) Sean Chiplock (Current) (EN)

Debut: Naruto Chapter 700 (Manga), Boruto: Naruto the Movie (Anime)

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Rock Lee's son. A genin of Boruto's graduating Academy batch. A childhood acquaintance, former classmate, and school friend of Boruto. Currently a genin in Team Udon.


  • Accidental Discovery: Metal accidentally opened the first of the Eight Gates during his fight with his dad, due to the adrenaline caused by both the fight itself and his anxiety flaring up. This in turn caused him to suddenly use the Leaf Hurricane on Rock, and send him flying into a wall.
  • All There in the Manual: His name and his relation to Rock Lee isn't given in the final chapter of Naruto nor in Naruto Gaiden. Both his name and his being Rock Lee's son come from an official data sheet.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: As one might expect, Metal is a taijutsu specialist like his father before him.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: As might be expected for Lee's son, he's got enormous eyebrows just like Guy and Lee.
  • Confusion Fu: Metal suffers from extreme anxiety issues, so when he fights in-front of others, he moves very erratically, in a manner similar to his father's Drunken Fist style. These erratic movements can catch his opponents off guard and make it hard for them to predict how he'll attack.
  • Endearingly Dorky: According to the Boruto series, he's very awkward in front of people, easily distracted by crowds which makes it harder for him to focus during group exercises.
  • Generation Xerox: He takes after Lee and Might Guy, though at first the similarities are mostly physical. He's a Child Prodigy with Performance Anxiety, unlike Lee and Guy's horrendous lack of talent and Leeroy Jenkins Testosterone Poisoning mentality.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Metal and his teammates are shown to be huge fans of Gaara, and even lament about how lucky Shikadai is to have Gaara as an uncle.
  • Hot-Blooded: Another characteristic he inherited from Lee and Guy.
  • Meaningful Name: Metal's name sets up a naming pattern following that of his father, Rock.
    • Like his father, the Lee surname reflects his resemblance to renowned martial artist Bruce Lee.
    • His given name, Metal, represents how he is a Superior Successor to his father and Might Gai.
      • Music-wise, Heavy Metal music is seen as the evolution of Rock and Roll music.
      • Ore wise, Metal is both a harder and more durable material compared to Rock.
  • Missing Mom: His mother (whoever is or was Rock Lee's wife) has yet to be seen.
  • Mistaken for Badass: Played with. While he is indeed a badass Bare-Fisted Monk, his erratic movements during his fight with his father are mistaken for being purposely done to keep Rock Lee off guard, when really they're a result of his anxiety flaring up and making him act erratic.
  • Performance Anxiety: He's a damn fine shinobi... as long as no one is watching...
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He gained many of his looks from his father — hair color, eye color, skin complexion, body shape, and Big Ol' Eyebrows. The only differences are eye shapes and hair styles.
  • Super Mode: He's shown to be able to use at least 3 of the 8 chakra gates.
  • Superior Successor: While his Taijutsu still has a long way to go before it matches his father's, Metal can actually externally mold his chakra and use ninjutsu, having used the transformation jutsu and participated in the group sealing jutsu during the Genin exams.
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    Udon Ise 
The Jounin teacher of Team 5, see the entry for Udon in Naruto - Other Leaf Village Members.

Team 15

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From left to right: Wasabi, Hanabi, Namida and Sumire
A genin team consisting of 3 former girl classmates of Boruto, and led by his aunt Hanabi. Originally the team consisted of Sumire, Wasabi and Namida, but upon Sumire joining the Leaf Village's Science Ninja Tool Research Team, she was replaced with Tsubaki.
  • Amazon Brigade: Averting the ¡Three Amigos! of previous teams, Team 15 is an all-female squad.
  • Breaking the Fellowship: Implied Trope when Sumire announces her intention to join the research division, at least until she learns better how to control her summon beast Nue.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: Sumire has purple, Namida had orange and Wasabi has green.
  • Four-Girl Ensemble: The team is a three woman squad led by Hanabi, with contrasting personalities.
    • Wasabi is tomboish and impulsive, Namida is shy and hates confrontations, Sumire is rational and mature, and Hanabi is upbeat and energetic.
      • After Sumire's departure, they are joined by Tsubaki Kurogane, an arrogant and aloof samurai girl.
  • Freudian Trio:
    • Wasabi is more impulsive which makes her the Id.
    • Namida is more laid back and avoids physical confrontation which makes her the Ego.
    • Sumire is the calm and rational of her team making her the Super Ego.
      • Later on, after Sumire's departure, Tsubaki take the place of the Super Ego for being more experienced and stoic than the other two.
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    Sumire Kakei (Shigaraki) 

Sumire Kakei (Shigaraki)

Voiced by: Aya Endo (JP), Erica Lindbeck (EN)

Debut: Boruto Episode 1 (Anime), Boruto Chapter 18 (Manga)

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A genin of Boruto's graduating Academy batch. A former classmate and school friend of Boruto. She was the class representative of Boruto's class during their Academy years. She was seen mostly with Sarada & Chouchou during her Academy years, though she sometimes also hanged out with Wasabi and Namida with whom she is now teammates. Initially a genin in Team Hanabi, she is currently a research assistant in Konohagakure's Scientific Ninja Weapons Team.


  • Adaptation Expansion: In the manga, she was revealed to have not taken part in the Chuunin Exams and instead joined the Scientific Ninja Weapons Team, much to the outrage of the fans. The anime however demonstrates that she did participate in the Chuunin Exams and was on a team with her friends Namida and Wasabi, but decided later on to transfer to the Science Team so as to better understand and connect with Nue, while leaving open the possibility she'll return to her team later on.
  • Animated Tattoo: The eye at the center of the Gozu Tennou opens wider the more chakra it's fed. When it disappears from her back, the new mark on her left palm (which looks just like that same eye) can blink freely.
  • Arc Villain: Of the Academy Arc in the anime.
  • Awesome by Analysis: Sumire has a keen talent for observing and analyzing her opponents.
    Sumire: Boruto'a fighting style centers around close-quarter combat, so it's best to use a long-distance attack to inflict damage and slow him down. Against Sarada's Sharingan, it's important not to look into her eyes and to stay hidden, then surprise her from her blind side. As for Mitsuki...
  • Badass Adorable: Sumire is shy and reserved, but a very competent kunoichi and doesn't let her reserved nature stand on her way, in a fight.
  • Badass in Distress: During Jugo's Arc, Sumire and her team are encountered by Momo and Sasami, and defeated by them. Namida and Wasabi are kidnapped, while Sumire is knocked out and saved by Nue.
  • Becoming the Mask: For all her insistence that Sumire Kakei never existed, it's the experiences she made with that identity (along with a speech from Boruto) that sever her connection to the Nue and allow them both to abandon their revenge-driven purposes. In the end, she completely embraces said mask and becomes all the more happier for it.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She puts up a great act of Class Representative to hide her real goals. Averted in that she tried to become this, but as Boruto talks her out of it, she realizes deep down she really is a nice girl who was manipulated by her father and infected by the dark chakra. With some introspection, she returns to the persona she believed she made up which was what she was deep down all along.
  • Braids of Action: Zig-Zagged. When Sumire posed as the harmless shy girl she used to wear Girlish Pigtails. After showing off her true face, she inverts the trope and lets her braided Girlish Pigtails down, revealing herself as being an Anti Villainious Lady of War. Than she returns to having a long and thick braided tail following her redemption.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Downplayed as the effect was much more subtle until the end, but it's eventually shown she was also infected by the dark chakra that had caused so many of her victims to exhibit self-destructive and violent behavior.
  • Breakout Character: Sumire became one of the most popular Boruto characters after the Nue arc, popular enough to be brought back in subsequent anime episodes, with one focusing entirely on her - and to be confirmed as a canon character (in the sense that she gets to appear on a regular basis in the manga, as while the anime is considered canon to the manga overall, much of what is in it tends to go unseen in the manga). Even the directors and executives of the anime have stated "they've noticed" how popular she is and are working to include her more.
  • Broken Bird: Sumire enters the ninja academy, adopting a meek persona, when in reality, she was solemn, angry and grieving, fueled by her desire to fulfill her father's final request. She gets better with Boruto's help and her peers, but by the time she meets Kawaki, and her discussion with him, she implied she will be hardened by this experience for the rest of her life.
  • Bungled Suicide: At the conclusion of the Academy Entrance Arc, when Sumire decides to accept demise as penance, she remembers her mother's voice and sincere desire for her happiness. With the help of Boruto, she saves herself from Nue's crumbling dimension and goes back to the real world with him.
  • Canon Immigrant: Initially, Sumire was created just for the anime, but she was officially included in the manga and plays a major role in resolving the mystery of Kara.
  • Class Representative: She mentions in her introduction to be the class rep of Boruto's class.
  • Color Motif: Violet. It's in her name, hair, clothes, and her eyes, and later it also turns out to be the color of her and Nue's chakra as seen by Boruto's dojutsu.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character:
    • Downplayed, Sumire shares both similarities and differences with Hinata.
      • Both are Yamato Nadeshiko with Lady of War flavors, but whereas Hinata always had Blue Blood and was the heiress of one of Konoha's noble clans, Sumire is an orphan who comes from a ostracized family for serving Danzo decades ago.
      • They both are in love with the main protagonists, but where Hinata waited years to confess her feelings for Naruto, Sumire is upfront and has no problem with making her interest in Boruto known.
      • Further, Hinata fell in love with an orphan who was the village pariah, while Sumire fell in love with a popular Child Prodigy who's descended from two great clans.
      • Despite being both Breakout Characters with similar meek personalities, Hinata could barely speak two sentences as a child (especially when in Naruto's presence) and had creeping anxiety, Sumire at the same age is more outspoken and she is anxious only in certain situations.
      • And lastly, while Hinata was always heroic, Sumire starts as a reformed villainess.
    • In short, despite the surface-level similarities with one of previous generation's main heroines in a franchise that's big on Generation Xerox, Sumire actually has almost as much in common with Naruto as she does with Hinata.note  Though the "reformed villainess" part also means there's a little bit of Sasuke in her.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Played straight in the anime where her eyes are purple just like her hair. Averted in the manga where she has blueish violet hair and dark grey eyes.
  • Dark Action Girl: Her father, arduously trained Sumire since childhood and turned her into an Anti-Villain, by passing his vendetta to her. In present, she only keeps the Action Girl part intact.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: After Danzo's ROOT faction's crimes were exposed in Konoha, leading to its members becoming ostracized by the village. Sumire's mother fell ill because of the stress of their now nomadic lifestyle and died years later, while her father never moved on and instilled his hate for Konoha into his own daughter. After passing on the summoning contract with Nue to Sumire, he dies, leaving Sumire all alone.
  • Dark Magical Girl: Sumire Kakei plays this VERY well. She was raised by her dead father for the sole purpose of exacting his revenge on Konoha by blowing it up with a giant monster, Nue, for which she would serve as the summoner. Her dedication to that purpose is so great that she's willing to die for it... until Boruto talks her out of it.
  • Death Glare: She shots several against Mitsuki when he tries to stop her.
  • Dude Magnet: Inojin used to tease Sumire about being popular with guys in the academy. She is indeed the only character that was asked to go on a date, and has mild Ship Tease with Boruto.
  • Easily Forgiven: The fact that she is just a really nice child with a horrible past plays a decisive factor into this because otherwise she did nearly kill several people by severely draining them of their chakra and had launched Nue as a part of a plan to blow up the entire Leaf village from within. It is pointed out that the biggest reason she got off without worse punishment is that no one ended up dying. She was also admittedly under the same dark chakra influence as her victims during her worst crimes, warping her mind.
  • Evil Costume Switch: When is revealed that Sumire is behind the mysterious attacks, she goes from her Sailor Fuku outfit to a more warrior style, wearing a purple halterneck shirt and dark pants, with her back entirely exposed, revealing her Mark of the Beast.
  • Everyone Calls Her "Barkeep": Nicknamed "Class Rep", mostly by Boruto.
  • Everyone Can See It: Both Kawaki and Katasuke quickly realize that she has a crush on Boruto.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Zig-zagged. As Sumire-the shy girl, she wears her hair in two Girlish Pigtails. As Sumire-the Anti-Villain, she let's her hair down. She returns to her initial hair, representing her redemption.
  • Familiar: Nue, Sumire's Yōkai, is her magical companion. She can invoke him from other dimensions to assist her in a battle.
  • Finger Firearms: Her primary method of attack is to fire water bullets from her fingertips this way.
  • First Friend: 'Those Who Illuminate the Night of Shinobi' novel makes it clear that Sarada was Sumire's first friend.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Has two, long braided pigtails.
  • Generation Xerox: Ends up being a scientist like her dad, as Chapter 18 of the Boruto manga revealed. She works with Katasuke. However, due to fan demand, episode 55 of the anime showed that she partook in the chunin exams.
  • Good Costume Switch: Following her redemption, Sumire adopts a ninja oriented sleeveless seifuku, but with short pants, instead of a skirt with Zettai Ryouiki.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Sumire has purple Hime Cut, purple eyes, purple chakra, and what a surprise, purple clothing. It's even in her name. Rather fitting for a Lady of War.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Sumire tries to complete her father's vendetta against Konoha, but Boruto helps her realize how deeply she care for her classmates and decides to abandon her wrong ways for good.
  • Heel Realization: After being talked down by Boruto and convinced she can forge her own ninja way, Sumire realizes that her actions were wrong. This also frees her of the dark chakra that possessed her.
  • Hime Cut: Sumire has straight long hair, bobbed sidelocks and M-shaped bangs that go along with her calm and rational demeanor.
  • I Am Not My Father: When is becomes apparent that Nue has grown fond of Sumire after all this time and thinks of her as its parent, Boruto asks her if she's really going to do as her father did and turn Nue into a weapon of revenge. Sumire realizing that she can't is what breaks the Gozu Tennou.
  • Lady of Black Magic: In her fight against Mitsuki, Sumire was showed being very poised and calm, being capable to summon snake-like mass of negative chakra from Nue and unleash dangerous water jutsus against him.
  • Lady of War: She is a very nimble and stealthy fighter, in stark contrast to Sarada and Chocho. Best seen in her confrontation with Mitsuki.
  • Laser-Guided Tyke-Bomb: Raised by her father for the sole purpose of exacting his revenge on Konoha by blowing it up with a giant monster for which she would serve as the summoner. Her dedication to that purpose is so great that she's willing to die to empower Nue further... until Boruto talks her out of it.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Her long hair contrasts Namida's pigtails and Wasabi's boyish hairstyle, while being more feminine than any of them.
  • Love Triangle: Is interested in Boruto. Sarada has a possible crush on him and Sumire in turn declares her own interest in Boruto to Sarada in chapter 19.
  • Making a Splash: Her specialty is water style ninjutsu which she can use to fire from a Finger Gun, create walls and clones from.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name means "violet" (the flower) in Japanese.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She has a more sexualized design in the manga.
  • Nervous Wreck: One of her defining traits; she has a tendency to worry and freak out over various problems.
  • Nice Girl: While not very outspoken, she shows genuine concern for her classmates. Sumire is also very respectful and dutiful, and wishes to avoid conflict if necessary. While some of it is an act, she actually does enjoy spending time with her classmates and isn't nearly as cold-hearted as she thinks she should or tried to be in order to fulfill her father's vendetta.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Or in this case Obfuscating Meekness, she always acted flustered around any physical conflict; turns out that she's much more capable of combat. Even Kawaki on the anime remarks that she fooled him saying that he initially thought she was meek.
  • Only Sane Woman: Before leaving her team, Sumire usually acted like being the only mature teammate over the antics of the Namida and Wasabi.
  • Parental Abandonment: Sumire is an orphan.
  • The Power of Friendship: What eventually redeems her and allow her to come back to the Academy with her classmates.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Sumire's chakra becomes dark purple, whenever she uses Nue's own chakra.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Sumire and Sarada repeat some of Hinata and Sakura contrasts.
    • While both are certified dutiful Nice Girls, Sumire instead is a former Anti-Villain, who's real personality is that of a soft-spoken girl, who rarely argues with people, though she will express her disaccords; Sarada is a Hot-Blooded brunette, who speaks freely her mind, even argues with the higher-ups and wants to become Hokage.
    • There is a difference even in their fighting styles. Sumire is a Lady of War with affinity for water jutsus, while Sarada is a Cute Bruiser with an affinity for fire and lighting release.
    • Sumire wears mostly purple and blue and Sarada dresses mainly in red.
  • Revenge by Proxy: She took on herself to get revenge on Konoha since her father couldn't do it while he was alive.
  • Sailor Fuku: She dons a black t-shirt, with a violet dress over it that has a white collar on it, knotted by a purple ribbon, almost resembling a seifuku overall with long black stockings.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: Her outfit for the crux of her mission to destroy Konoha has the back entirely exposed since that's where her Mark of the Beast is, so it's less for fanservice and more for function.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Sumire admits to Sarada that she has feelings for Boruto, who saved her from going down on a path of self-destruction.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: Sumire's main method of hooking victims up with her Gozu Tennou seems to be by biting them with a snake made of her chakra. This snake is also an effective weapon — Boruto needs a kunai to stop its bite, and it comes head-to-head with one of Mitsuki's white snakes.
  • She's Got Legs: Similarly to Sarada in the manga, she wears high heels that accentuate her legs.
  • Shipper on Deck: Ironically, despite her own feelings for Boruto, she cheerfully acknowledges that Sarada and Boruto get along really well in episode 49 and even encourages Sarada to go after an agitated Boruto in Episode 34. She openly asks Sarada whether she is interested in Boruto in chapter 19 and teasingly winks at her when she declares her own interest in him.
  • Ship Tease: With Boruto. She openly admits she is interested in Boruto to Sarada. He was also shown blushing when he thought Chocho was pointing at him to confess being attracted to Sumire. Chocho actually meant Magire.
  • Shrinking Violet: Sumire is a meek and quiet girl. It's an act to deflect suspicion so she can harvest chakra in secret, though the shyness turns out to be real.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Sumire is a Shrinking Violet with blueish violet hair.
  • Start of Darkness: Her flashbacks shows in details how she came to become a Starter Villain; before dying, her father, a maniacal follower of Danzo, placed the Gozu Tennō on her back and demanded for his revenge to be carried on by Sumire. Thankfully, Boruto brings her back on the right path.
  • Starter Villain: The first of Boruto's opponents in the anime despite not being a villain herself.
  • Team Mom: Sumire is The Lancer to Hanabi, and is more mature even than her sensei, providing a point of equilibrium in the team, always looking out after her two teammates.
  • Tears of Remorse: Upon realizing her mistakes, Sumire falls in her knees and starts to cry, willingly letting herself to die as redemption.
  • Tears of Joy: After, returning from her detention cell, Sumire's classmates welcome her back. Boruto gives Sumire a silent approval making her to cry out of happiness for being received back.
  • That Man Is Dead: Or as she said, Sumire Kakei never existed. It's just a façade so the others would not suspect her. However, rather ingeniously, it is her "original bad girl" persona that was fabricated and, with some help from Boruto, abandoned for good becoming "Sumire Kakei" from that point on.
  • Unknowingly in Love: Unlike in the manga, Sumire is not aware of her own feelings for Boruto here. She even questions herself why is she always so worried about Boruto.
  • Verbal Tic: Whenever she panics or gets embarrassed by something, Sumire tends to make a "hawawawa" sound.
  • Walking Spoiler: Saying basically anything about her other than her role as the class rep and her meek personality spoils major parts of the first arc and its aftermath.
  • Water Is Womanly: Sumire is speciated in water jutsus, and she is very soft spoken and ladylike.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: She tries to destroy Konoha, just because her father raised her as a Tyke Bomb.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Sumire planned her kidnapping at the hands of Mugire, when in reality she mind-controled him with Nue's help.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Sumire has delicate facial features, a Hime Cut and a rather warm and gentle vocal timbre. While she is not coming from any important bloodline, she is still associated with purple, a color that stands for royalty in Japanese culture. Despite being initially an Anti-Villain, after Becoming the Mask, she has the personality of a demure, respectful and dutiful young girl, preferring to avoid conflicts. In time she evolves into a Team Mom and a graceful Lady of War. She is drawn to Boruto and has a solid Ship Tease with him, while her love rival is the Tsundere Sarada.

    Wasabi Izuno 

Wasabi Izuno

Voiced by: Natsumi Yamada (JP), Cassandra Lee Morris (EN)

Debut: Boruto Episode 1 (Anime)

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A Chunin of Boruto's graduating Academy batch. A former classmate and school friend of Boruto. She is often seeing hanging out with Namida Suzumeno. Currently a Chunin in Team Hanabi.


  • Advertised Extra: Despite being billed as a character in the main cast, there is a huge lack of focus on Wasabi in comparison to her teammate Sumire and even characters from other teams.
  • Animal Motifs: Wasabi has slitted pupils and wears a fake cat tail on the back of her waist.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Wasabi has very short spiky hair.
  • The Captain: After becoming Chunin, she becomes the de facto leader of her team.
  • Cat Girl: Wasabi has cat-like eyes, a fake cat tail and a jutsu that gives her actual cat-like features such as a real tail, ears and extended nails.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Wasabi is named after the japanese horseradish.
  • Hair-Contrast Duo: Namida has her hair tied in two straight, long pigtails, while Wasabi has short spiky hair.
  • Healing Hands: Wasabi’s good at Medical Ninjutsu, although the instructors claimed she shouldn’t try to pursue it. She uses it to heal Boruto and Mitsuki during the graduation exam.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While she can be blunt, rough and impatient with Namida, she does care about her and Sumire a great deal.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Wasabi tends to rush into things without thinking or listening to anyone, which can create problems.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Wasabi's main power is to use the Cat Cloak technique to give herself cat like abilities including a tail, ears and claws.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: Her ninja way is to not let a friend in need behind.
  • Satellite Character: Most of their characterization comes from being Sumire's friends and later teammates.
  • Super Reflexes: Her cat transformation grants her the agility and stealth of a cat. A dangerous delinquent that Hanabi was hunting down even comments how fast she can be, impressing him.
  • Those Two Girls: Rarely seen without Namida Suzumeno.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Wasabi is the tomboy, while Namida is more girly.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: While she's more boyish then Namida, she does have an interest in boys and cute stuff.
  • Tsurime Eyes: She has the distinct sharp point, and she is also outgoing and confident.
  • Wolverine Claws: Her main form of offence is her cat claws after using her Cat Cloak technique.

    Namida Suzumeno 

Namida Suzumeno

Voiced by: Sara Matsumoto (JP), Tara Sands (EN)

Debut: Boruto Episode 1 (Anime)

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A genin of Boruto's graduating Academy batch. A former classmate and school friend of Boruto. She is often seen hanging out with Wasabi Izuno. Currently a genin in Team Hanabi.


  • Advertised Extra: Despite being billed as a character in the main cast, there is a huge lack of focus on Namida in comparison to her teammate Sumire and even characters from other teams.
  • Animal Battle Aura: Her focused Calling on Tears technique fires a focused sound wave in the shape of a sparrow at an enemy.
  • Animal Motifs: She has a Sparrow motif, with prints of the bird on her clothes and her focused Calling on Tears technique taking the shape of one. Sparrow of course is what the first character of her family name means.
  • Breath Weapon: Both her sound and water jutsu are fired from her mouth.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Episode 96 is about Namida trying to get stronger physically and emotionally.
  • Friendly Fire: Because of the nature of her jutsu, her allies are often just as vulnerable to her sound waves as her enemies are.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Namida, to emphasize her being a Girly Girl.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Namida is girly and shy, but tends to wear baggy clothing somewhat similar to what Boruto used to wear before graduating.
  • Hair-Contrast Duo: Namida has her hair tied in two straight, long pigtails, while Wasabi has short spiky hair.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Namida's power is a powerful sonic scream which can knock people out when they are in close proximity.
  • Making a Splash: She is able to use water style ninjutsu, usually a powerful stream from her mouth.
  • Meaningful Name: “Namida” means “tear” and she is prone to cry.
  • Meddling Parents: Namida's parents didn't want her to become a ninja and she was initially only sent to the Academy for a classical education.
  • Satellite Character: Most of their characterization comes from being Sumire's friends and later teammates.
  • Tareme Eyes: Her eyes drop at the corner, and she is rather soft and prone to cry.
  • Tender Tears: Namida is a bit of a crybaby and is liable to weep over small things.
  • Those Two Girls: Rarely seen without Wasabi Izuno.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Wasabi is the tomboy, while Namida is more girly.
  • Water Is Womanly: She is a Girly Girl with water-based jutsus.

    Tsubaki Kurogane 

Tsubaki Kurogane

Voiced by: Juri Nagatsuma (JP)

Debut: Boruto Episode 137 (Anime)

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A girl hailing from the Iron Country, who transferred to the Leaf Village to fill the spot left by Sumire on Team 15. She is a disciple of the Iron Country's leader, Mifune.


  • The Ace: Despite being a samurai, she is considered over genin level, and has good scores on almost every area, according to Denki. She is even better than both team 15 and 5 at skills and attributes.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: She wields a samurai sword and can channel chakra through it.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Tsubaki is a dark brown-haired girl with a no-nonsense personality and a condescending attitude towards shinobis.
  • Anti-Hero Substitute: Downplayed. She is Sumire's arrogant and aloof replacement.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: She can very arrogant and thinks shinobis lost their ways and commitment, because of this she thinks that as a samurai, she is superior to her new teammates. She refuses to fight Wasabi just because she is a shinobi and thinks Wasabi is not worthy of her time. Tsubaki also has the impression that she can defeat Sarada of all people.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: She has very thick eyebrows.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Tsubaki can act as a very self-important young girl and manages to get on a lot of people's nerves with her attitude. she mellows down.
  • Character Development: She has two.
    • When she came for the first time in Konoha, she believed shinobi were good for nothing; by the end of the episode, impressed by Wasabi's determination, she changes her opinion and comes to enjoy living among shinobis over time.
    • She has a very competitive spirit which affects her team work. She comes to learn about the importance of relying on her teammates.
  • Comically Serious: Tsubaki tries really hard to be serious when she talks about being a samurai, or fries.
  • Competition Freak: She has a very competitive spirit and hates the idea of losing even to her kunoichi teammates, and even more to Team 5.
  • Culture Clash: Being from an isolated country and educated as a Samurai, she initially acts dismissive of Shinobi. Which makes it hard to fit on her team.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Has two episodes revolving around her which develop her as a characters: episode 137 introduces her, while episode 153 develops her Hidden Depths.
  • Deadpan Snarker: First thing Tsubaki ever did when she came to Konoha for the first time, was to throw shades at Wasabi and Namida about shinobi.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She starts as being very aloof and condescending toward Wasabi and Namida, but after seeing their willingness to save each other, she softens up to them.
  • Determinator: Tsubaki is a very driven individual, a mentality instilled by her samurai superiors as part of their teachings.
  • Don't Make Me Destroy You: 'Once I draw my sword, you'll regret it''.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Tsubaki makes her first appearance being cloaked. Her first action was to trip Wasabi with her sword to test her agility, as an excuse to insult the shinobis of Konoha and call them good for nothing.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: Tsubaki, a samurai girl, was chosen by Mifune to be Sumire's replacement, in order to sooth the relationships between shinobi countries and Land of Iron. There is a certain tension on each side because of Tsubaki's arrogant attitude and Wasabi's and Namida's reluctance to accept her in their lives.
  • Hime Cut: Tsubaki's face is framed by her blunt bangs and chin-length strands. She keeps her hair in a high ponytail.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sure she is condescending and monumentally smug, but otherwise she is a decent girl.
  • Lady of War: She is a poised swordwoman.
  • Meaningful Name: "Tsubaki" is the name of the Japanese camellia. In the Edo Period of Japan, those flowers were often associated with nobles, warriors and samurai.
  • Not So Stoic: She can lose her composure when someone laughs at her or when she cannot fathom having low scores on missions.
  • Not so Above It All: Tsubaki has a hidden childish side.
  • Perpetual Frowner: At first, her default expression is a stern frown, over the time she becomes more cheerful.
  • Passing the Torch: Upon meeting her for the first time, Sumire tells Tsubaki she leaves team 15 in her hands and asks her to look after Wasabi and Namida in her place, becoming the new leader of team 15.
  • Pink Is Feminine: She wears pink colored traditional samurai attire, consisting of a light pink robe with pink lining on the colour and sleeves and shin-length hot-pink pants.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She's a head shorter than Wasabi and Namida, but she can level a large area in a single strike.
  • Punny Name: "Kurogane" means iron, and Tsubaki is a samurai girl originating from The Land of Iron.
  • Samurai: Unlike the rest of her team members who are Ninja, she is a Samurai.
  • Samurai Ponytail: She keeps her long hair in a high ponytail, after the samurai fashion of her country.
  • Sheath Strike: She uses her sheathed katana in combat most of the time, in fact she unleashes a tremendous destructive power if she unsheathes her sword. She also is capable of Dual Wielding her sheath as a club with her sword in the other hand.
  • Signature Headgear: Her ponytail is secured by a a headpiece that resembles two pinkish camellias.
  • Sword Beam: One of her skills is to launch waves of chakra from her sword.
  • The Stoic: She has a very serious and no-nonsense disposition.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: French fries.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: She really dislikes being in a team with shinobis and even declares she does it purely out of obligation for her country.
  • Technicolor Eyes: She has large pink eyes.
  • Weak, but Skilled: As least when it comes to her samurai skills, Tsubaki is said to be above genin level, but when it comes to her chakra reserves, they waste away really fast making Tsubaki to instantly fall asleep.

    Hanabi Hyuga 
The Jounin teacher of Team 15, see the entry for Hanabi in Naruto - Other Leaf Village Members.

Team 25

    In General 

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From left to right: Renga, Hōki and Hako

A genin team consisting of 3 former classmates of Boruto, led by Sai, after their former leader got harmed in a mission.


  • A Day in the Limelight: Episode 115 it's all about team 25.
  • Canon Foreigner: They are pure anime creations.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite having just one episode revolving around them, they are fleshed out enough to avoid being Flat Characters that usually comes with secondary characters. Their abilities make them perfect for espionage and intelligence missions according to Sai and Kakashi.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: There is always a conflict within the group due to clashing personalities. They get better once they recognize each other assets.

Members:

    Hōki Taketori 

Hōki Taketori

Voiced by: Katsunori Okai (JP), Christopher Swindle (EN)

Debut: Boruto Episode 1 (Anime)

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  • Ambiguous Situation: There is a clan, outside of Konoha, named Taketori, mentioned in Naruto. Hoki may or may not be a member of the clan.
  • Blue Is Heroic: His attire is mostly blue.
  • Generation Xerox: Beside looking like a young Kakashi, his dynamics with his teammates are somewhat similar with how Kakashi used to treat Rin and Obito, as in he is also a Control Freak obsessed with abiding the rules instead of giving attention to his teammates. Kakashi notices in this a pattern, and advises the boy to correct his mistakes before it's too late.
  • Control Freak: He constantly tries to patronize his teammates, affecting their teamwork.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is condescending and quite zealous, but he means well and just wants his teammates to be more serious.
  • Jerkass Realization: After Kakashi, disguised as Sukea, tells him about how the 6th Hokage lost his friend, Hoki realizes he berated his friends without giving attention to their own needs. As a result, he apologizes later to them and names Hako the new leader.
  • Expy: Of Kakashi, when he appeared in the first episode, Hoki looked just like a carbon-copy of Kakashi. Just in episode 115, is revealed he intentionally invoked this trope because he admires Kakashi that much.
  • Hero of Another Story: During the second Chunin Exams, turns out he did a lot of dangerous missions on par with Team 7, and Sai trained him to be mentally resistant to mind control techniques and genjutsu.
  • Hero-Worshipper: He is absolutely in love with everything Kakashi represents to the point where he dressed up and stylized his hair after Kakashi.
  • Hidden Depths: Underneath his zealousness, Hoki just wants to catch up to his other peers and be taken seriously.
  • Leader Wannabe: After getting assigned to do only D-rang missions, Hōki began giving all kinds of commands that quickly got on his team-mates nerve.
  • Photographic Memory: Hoki can remember even the faintest details of whatever he sees.

    Hako Kuroi 

Hako Kuroi

Voiced by: Aoi Inase (JP), Erica Lindbeck (EN)

Debut: Boruto Episode 1 (Anime)

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  • Brutal Honesty: Hako will tell whatever is in her mind, no matter how awkward it is the truth.
  • Combat Medic: She is a kunoichi capable of both fighting and using Mystical Palm Technique .
  • Creepy Doll: Her pink bunny stuffed toy has a life of its own.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She dresses only and only in black, but is a good kid nevertheless.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: She wears ninja stylized dress of "aristocratic" Lolita inspiration.
  • Emo: She is dark and melancholic.
  • Eyes Out of Sight: Her eyes are constantly hidden under her straight bangs.
  • Goth: She is quiet, snarky and dresses in dark Lolita fashion.
  • Hime Cut: Hako has long dark blue hair, bangs that cover her eyes and straight nose-length strands.
  • Marionette Master: Unlike most puppet users, she does not require the usage of her hands to control her puppets.
  • Punny Name: "Kuroi" means "black clothes", exactly what she is wearing.
  • Sherlock Scan: She is very good at observing small details. She was capable to deduce the postman chief has problems with his wife only because the collar of his shirt wasn't ironed at all.
  • Technicolor Eyes: She has pink eyes hidden under her hair.
  • Teens Are Short: At only 4'3" (129 cm), she is one head shorter than girls of her age.

    Renga Kokubō 

Renga Kokubō

Voiced by: Yō Tokinaga (JP), Mick Wingert (EN)

Debut: Boruto Episode 1 (Anime)

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  • Curtains Match the Window: He had dark blue hair and eyes.
  • Flat Character: Unlike his teammates, Renga has no personality traits or quirks that make him stand out.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kokubō" means "national defense". Renga is skilled in defensive jutsus.
  • Pointless Band-Aid: He wears one over his nose.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: He wears a sleeveless brown shirt that gives him a brutish outdated look, contrasting the modern looking clothing his friends are wearing.
  • Stone Wall: He is not very skilled in offensive, but can invoke a huge wall of chakra, powerful enough to stop an explosion.
  • Super Strength: He can lift up a lot of heavy things in the same time.

    Sai Yamanaka 
Temporary as Jounin teacher of Team 25, see the entry for Sai in Naruto - Team 7 Members.


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