Ever watched the Naruto series? If yes, I’m sure you must have like at least one, if not all. Who is your favorite, and what makes you like him? We’ve compiled a few male characters that are major and likable. Keep reading to identify your favorite if you’re yet to find one.
The Naruto series by Masashi Kishimoto is a fascinating Japanese manga fiction movie. It features several male characters with different powers, giving the film an excellent plot. The movie is full of action where the characters apply magic and other skillful techniques to damage, kill and avenge their enemies. Some main characters are Naruto, Madara, and Minato, among others.
Naruto Uzumaki is the primary character in the series. A young ninja from the Hidden Leaf Village is very passionate about being a Hokage, the leader of his village. He is a formidable opponent due to his strong will to fight hard without losing hope and because he is physically fit.
His villagers avoid contact with him after experiencing a nine-tailed demon seal into his body. Loyalty and compassion for his friends are some of his virtues.
Sasuke Uchiha is Naruto’s rival and the only survivor of the Uchiha clan member. Uchiha is so talented and determined to hold his brother responsible for their village massacre that ended all villagers’ lives. His strong desire to seek justice makes him abandon his friends Naruto and Sakura, and later he finds Orochimaru, his teacher. During this period, he manages to kill Itachi (his brother) but later declares himself an enemy of the village after realizing the truth.
He is Team 7’s leader. Kakashi is very wise and experienced, having experienced several battles. Being a master of ninjutsu with great intelligence, he has earned great respect in the ninja world as a valuable asset to the teams. Despite being seen as a pathetic figure, he is very loyal to his friends.
Before losing his eyesight, Kakashi was known as “the Copy Ninja” for his quick mastery of any technique he saw. Unfortunately, he lost his sight during a critical mission. Luckily enough, Kakashi was able to develop new counterattack skills with his other four senses. For instance, depending on the kind of sound, he can tell if there is an enemy or not.
Furthermore, he invented his jutsu named Chidoro, which he taught Sasuke.
He has featured the original video animation series and in video games.
He is one of the three legends of “God Shinobi” and Naruto’s mentor. He has earned much respect in the ninja world for being wise and powerful. Jiraiya possesses a mastery of ninjutsu besides being very intelligent; thus, he is a precious asset to any team.
Similarly to Jiraiya, Orochimaru is also one of the “God Shinobi” legends. His power during wars earned him the Sannin title. He is a formidable opponent due to his intelligence and mastery of ninjutsu skills. Orochimaru is very conversant with medical ninjutsu; thus, an excellent healer with a lot of knowledge about poisons and drugs that can affect the body’s functioning.
He is passionate about immortality by transferring into different hosts, which motivates him to accomplish his mission. Also, he has been featured in several other series and video games.
Gaara is the jinchuriki of the one-tailed Shukaku and a powerful ninja. His mastery of sand manipulation makes him a formidable opponent in the series. He has virtues like loyalty and compassion for his friends.
Born an outcast, none of his village members wants to accept him for fear that he may be like his father, whose primary purpose was to kill enemies. However, after meeting Naruto Uzumaki, Gaara changes his perspective and wants peace to end the fights in his village. Later, he is accepted by the villagers and becomes the 5th Kazekage.
He has been featured in several video animations and video games.
7. Rock Lee
He is a talented taijutsu user and member of Team Guy. Rock Lee is physically fit and strong-willed to keep up his spirit. Also, he is compassionate and loyal to his friends.
Lee was born in Sunagakure as the son of the Mighty Guy. He feels pressured to emulate his father’s ninja skills, like ninjutsu or genjutsu, since he can’t apply most of these tactics. These skills enabled his father to win the 5th Ninja World War tournament.
Nevertheless, he hopes to become a “splendid ninja” with his “Eight Gates” technique, allowing him to access multiple chakras simultaneously. He becomes the most powerful among the other ninjas. Thus, he became the village leader.
He hails from Kumogakure, the Hidden Cloud Village. He became the fifth Raikage after working for the 4th Raikage, who taught him to about the lighting technique of using chakra to temporarily blindfold his enemies before making any move. The tactic makes him a strong Shinobi. Besides, he uses his small curved peculiar sword to cause damage to the opponents.
He appears lazy most of the time but quickly moves in an attack. Also, he speaks sluggishly and always pretends to be careless when aiming at an enemy.
9. Kiba Inuzuka
Kiba Inuzuka is a Konohagakara’s Inuzuka clan member and the Team Kurenai. He is also among the first students to become Naruto’s friend. He wants to protect his clan from evil attacks. Kiba always cooperates with his loyal dogs to attack enemies. He has the power to transform the loyal dog into a three-headed beast. He is also very arrogant.
The sharp marks on his cheeks reflect his loyalty to his dogs.
10. Indra Otsutski
Indra Otsutski was the firstborn son of Hagoromo, regarded as the ninjutsu inventor. He turned against his brother Asura after inheriting their father’s Ninjutsu technique which he used to attack, and he founded the Uchiha clan. Black Zetsu manipulated Indra to kill his friends and attack his father and brother to gain power.
His chakra was generational. A particular descendant special to him from a given generation adapted this technique. The funny thing is he and his brother reincarnated throughout the generations and fought each other, which is evident in the common rivalries between his descendants.
11. Hashimara Senju
Hashimara Senju was the founder of the Hidden Leaf village and a close friend of Madara. Also, he was the first and the strongest Hokage and a mentor to the third Hokage, Sarutobi.
Hashimara is regarded as a strong and highly respected Ninja, having defeated Madara before his death and for his power to the Wood-style jutsu that not everyone could use.
12. Minato Namikaze
He was the fourth Hokage and Naruto’s father.
Minato was super faster as he used his speed to help Mighty Guy by attacking Madara and escaping. Minato was ever willing to sacrifice his life for his son, whom he entrusted with the village. Simultaneously, the painful sacrifice took away the life of his wife too.
Even after his resurrection, he was very supportive of his son. Minato joined the Great Ninja War to protect him against Madara.
13. Madara Uchiha
Madara is a legendary name for the Shinobis. He is from the Uchiha clan. He was brave enough, having attacked all four Hokage and killing Naruto and Sasuke but was defeated by his friend, the first Hokage.
Madara was determined to bring peace to the world after his resurrection.
Sasori is an Akatsuki member and a powerful Shinobi. He killed the third Kazekage, the strongest ninja in Suna’s history. Sasori is best known for manipulating puppets with chakra by hiding his identity. He appears as a giant puppet with a sharp tool and tail that, upon stabbing, poisons enemies. And he was able to control multiple puppets at the same time.
His identity got revealed after a fight against Sakura.
15. Suigetsu Hozuki
He is a member of the Kirigakure clan. Suigestu manages to escape from Orochimaru by joining forces with Sasuke. He joins the Akatsuki and fights Killer Bee in the company of the only survivor of Uchiha.
Hozuki can turn into a liquid during an attack due to his jutsu abilities that surrounds the water.
From the above characters, you can see how important they are in the Naruto series. If you still need to watch it, purpose to watch it and you’ll like it. Additionally, you can easily choose from the above list of your favorite male Naruto character.