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“If you attack Konoha, I will have to fight you… So save up your hatred and take it all on me, I'm the only one who can take it! It's the only thing I can do! I will shoulder your hatred and die with you! Because I'm your friend! ”
— Naruto to Sasuke

Naruto Uzumaki is a character from the Naruto series.


He is a ninja from Konohagakure who eventually becomes the seventh Hokage. He is also the host of the nine-tailed fox Kurama for most of the series and is known for being the savior of the village.



NaruFuu - the ship between Naruto and Fū
NaruHina - the ship between Naruto and Hinata
NaruIno - the ship between Naruto and Ino
NaruKarin - the ship between Naruto and Karin
NaruSaku - the ship between Naruto and Sakura Haruno
NaruShion - the ship between Naruto and Shion
NaruTen - the ship between Naruto and Tenten


GaaNaru - the ship between Naruto and Gaara
KakaNaru - the ship between Naruto and Kakashi
NaruHaku - the ship between Naruto and Haku
NaruKiba - the ship between Naruto and Kiba
NaruLee - the ship between Naruto and Rock Lee
NaruSai - the ship between Naruto and Sai
NejiNaru - the ship between Naruto and Neji
SasuNaru - the ship between Naruto and Sasuke Uzumaki
ShikaNaru - the ship between Naruto and Shikamaru


SasuNaruSaku - the ship between Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura


Hinata Hyūga

Main article: NaruHina

While Hinata had a crush on Naruto since they were children, he did not pay as much attention to her. However, he became upset when her cousin Neji beat her up in battle and called her a failure. Naruto eventually defeated him in her stead. Hinata eventually confessed to Naruto in the middle of his battle with Pain which surprised him. She was almost killed which enraged Naruto to the point of nearly releasing the nine-tailed fox. However, she turned out to be fine.

Naruto and Hinata saw each other again on the battlefield in the Fourth Shinobi World War. Neji was killed and Naruto was distraught until Hinata reminded him that his death should not be in vain. He then held her hand as they distributed Kurama's Chakra. Two years later, Hanabi is kidnapped so Naruto and Hinata go to save her. Naruto confesses his feelings to her and they kiss after Toneri is defeated. He eventually marries Hinata and has two children with her.

Sakura Haruno

Main article: NaruSaku

Naruto had a crush on Sakura for a long time. However, she only had eyes for his rival Sasuke. Naruto refused to give up on her and was eventually placed on a team along with her and Sasuke. When Sasuke left the village, Naruto promised her to bring him back but kept failing in his attempts to do so. After over two years of training, Sakura noticed how much Naruto had grown and began to respect him.

After Sai pointed out Naruto's love for Sakura, she confessed her love to him and begged him to stop chasing Sasuke. However, Naruto could tell that she was not sincere and explained that he also wanted to bring Sasuke back because of their friendship. They would later fight together during the war and Sakura performed CPR on Naruto when he was nearly killed. Two years later, Sakura realized Naruto's love for Hinata and encouraged him to go after her and stop her wedding with Toneri.


Being the main protagonist and titular character of the series, Naruto is one of the most popular characters in the fandom. However, some of the other really popular characters such as Sasuke often surpass him in character popularity polls. Since he is the main character, Naruto is the center of many ships. The two main het ships that rival each other are NaruHina and NaruSaku. SasuNaru is also a main contender when slash ships are thrown in and GaaNaru is also a very popular slash ship.

Sasuke Uchiha

Main article: SasuNaru

Naruto and Sasuke had a rivalry since they were young. Sasuke was the most popular boy in the class and Naruto was jealous of him. This was further inflamed by the fact that Naruto had a crush on Sakura who had a crush on Sasuke. They were eventually placed on a team together along with Sakura. Naruto felt even more motivated to surpass him. However, they also slowly began to respect each other.

Sasuke eventually began to feel jealous of Naruto's abilities and left the village in order to train with Orochimaru. Naruto attempted to retrieve him but failed. Even when Sasuke was labeled as an enemy of the village, Naruto refused to give up on him. During the Fourth Shinobi World War, Sasuke finally decided to side with the village and fought alongside Naruto. However, after Kaguya was defeated, Sasuke decided to turn on the Kage so Naruto had to fight him again. He won the fight and Sasuke finally came to his senses.


Boruto Uzumaki

Boruto Uzumaki
Boruto is the son and first child of Naruto and Hinata. He has blonde hair like his father and has two of his nine-tailed fox whiskers as well. Boruto is a class clown like Naruto and does things to get attention since Naruto is always busy with Hokage duties. Unlike his father, Boruto has no desire to become Hokage and wants to be a strong ninja like Sasuke instead. He is a Genin on Team Konohamaru along with Mitsuki and Sarada Uchiha.

Himawari Uzumaki

Himawari Uzumaki
Himawari is the daughter and second child of Naruto and Hinata. She has blue hair like her mother and has whiskers from the nine-tailed fox like her father. Himawari has the Byakugan which she awakened after her brother Boruto tore her stuffed animal and she knocked her father Naruto unconscious my accident. Himawari shows a great amount of respect towards Hinata's deceased cousin Neji and often visits his grave with her.



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Naruto Uzumaki at Narutopedia


# portmanteau character type
7692 SasuNaru Sasuke Uchiha slash
2135 NaruHina Hinata Hyuuga het
1011 KakaNaru Kakashi Hatake slash
901 NaruSaku Sakura Haruno het
596 GaaNaru Gaara slash
409 ItaNaru Itachi Uchiha slash
338 SasuNaruSaku Sasuke UchihaSakura Haruno poly
320 ShikaNaru Shikumaru Nara slash
197 NaruKiba Kiba Inuzuka slash
176 NejiNaru Neji Hyuuga slash


  • In the pilot, Naruto was actually a demon fox living as the human and the son of the nine-tailed fox who attacked the village.


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SHIPS slash GaaNaruHashiMadaKakaIruKakaNaruKakaSasuKoteIzuNaruKibaNaruLeeNaruSaiNejiNaruOroSasuSasuNaruShikaNaruShikaSasu
het GaaSakuKakaHanaKakaRinKakaSakuKawaSaraLeeSakuMenSakuMinaKushiNaruFuuNaruHinaNaruSakuNaruShionNaruTsunaSaiInoSaiSakuSasuInoSasuKarinSasuSakuToneHina
poly SasuNaruSaku
femslash SakuHinaSakuInoSakuKarin
family ItaSasu
CHARACTERS m/f Kakashi HatakeSakura HarunoSasuke UchihaNaruto Uzumaki
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