ByJamil Wright, writer at Creators.co
Jamil Wright

Naruto is one of my all time favorite anime's (obviously) and there are so many great characters! I could easily name 40 or 50 characters but we wanna keep things short and sweet here so, with that being said here are my top 20 Naruto characters. Also, I love all these characters equally!

20. Sakura Haruno

Sakura Haruno is a great character for a couple reasons, one of them being her love and care for everyone. She's constantly hitting and fussing at people (Naruto) and is very useless at times but, overall she cares about everyone and is really down to earth. She definitely deserves a place on this list. Not to mention her extraordinary strength

19. Hinata Hyuga

Hinata may be shy but much like Sakura, she cares for all her friends (especially Naruto). Sometimes she's shy and clueless and other times she's very determined! She may not always save the day but if you need her you can count on her to be there! She's also a great fighter.

18. Choji Akimichi

Choji at times can be the underdog of the group. Bad idea. Never underestimate Choji! Yeah he may have some pounds on him and at times act a little greedy but trust me when I tell you, Choji is no joke. All that weight may look like a weak spot but it's just the opposite.

17. Kabuto Yakushi

Next up is Kabuto Yakushi. Kabuto may be a villain but under that smile is a very deadly character. Hey may only be a medical ninja but he certainly doesn't give off that impression. No matter the situation good or bad, Kabuto will always have that little smirk on his face, never knowing what plan he has up his sleeve! Did I mention he's also a great fighter?

16. Hidan

The next Villain on this list is Hidan. Hidan is just like every other character. He's funny, has amazing skills, and at times even cares about his partner Kakuzu. The only thing that differs him from everyone else is his love for killing! Hidan always has a thirst for blood and will challenge anyone to get it. Not only is he a great villain but, he's also fun to watch!

15. Kiba Inuzuka

The only word you can use to describe Kiba is.. cool. Kiba is a very chilled out and relaxed character. Like Naruto, Kiba likes to think of himself as the person that's gonna save the day and is always ready to fight! Not to mention his pet/partner Akamaru.

Together they unleash their famous fang over fang technique!

14. Tsunade Senju

Next we have one of the legendary sannin! Tsunade Senju. Tsunade is extremely smart, strong, and is a great leader. She loves and cares for everyone in her village and is quick to protect any and everyone she cares about. Did I mention how strong she is?

13. Deidara

Another member of the akatsuki is Deidara! Known for loving his art, Deidara isn't really all that bad. He just wants the world to see his art, even tho his art may not always be good to look at. He likes to think of his art as.. well an explosion!

12. Neji Hyuga

Like Kiba, Neji is also a cool chilled out character and like Tsunade is also a great leader. He doesn't really rush into battle and at times may seem like he doesn't care but deep down Neji is a very sensitive character. I think it's safe to say he's also one of the best fighters on the show.

11. Sai

Clueless is the word I would use to describe Sai. Sai is great character simply because he doesn't know how to fit in with everyone else but, that doesn't mean he should be underestimated. Sai may sound funny and act weird but when it comes to protecting his comrades, he's no joke.

10. Gaara

Now we have Gaara. There are so many cool things about Gaara that I don't know where to begin! From his cool voice to his insane power, Gaara should be everyone's favorite character! Not to mention he went from pure evil to being the leader of his village! I also love the fact that it's nearly impossible for anyone to even touch him.


9. Maito Gai

Gai may be silly and overconfident at times but, he's without a doubt of the strongest and greatest characters in Naruto! He always stays positive and is always determined. He also looks kinda like Bruce Lee. Not to mention how fast he is!

8. Zabuza Momochi

Demon of the hidden mist! I don't even know where to begin with this character. I guess you could say he's evil but has a giant soft spot. He may seem ruthless and at times he very much is but, when he cares for someone it will certainly show. He's still very scary at time though. That's why he's known as the Demon of the hidden mist!

7. Saskue Uchiha

Next is Saskue Uchiha. Saskue keeps to himself most of the time and doesn't really like to rely on other people much. Set out on revenge, Saskue then becomes one of the most powerful characters in the show! Yeah he can be ignorant and very unlikable at times but, you have to admit this dude isn't someone you wanna mess with.

6. Rock Lee

Much like his sensei, Rock Lee always has a very positive attitude. Unlike some people on the show, Rock Lee loves to fight! No matter how big the opponent, Lee will always stand up to him/her and always do his best! He's also another very fast character.

5. Shikamaru Nara

Probably the smartest character in the entire show, Shikamaru Nara. A very lazy character, Shikamaru brings a lot to the table with an IQ over 200! That's higher than Batman. Give Shikamaru enough time and he'll overcome any obstacle. Not to mention his signature shadow possession jutsu.

4. Kakashi Hatake

One of the most famous characters on the show, Kakashi Hatake. Like Shikimaru, Neji, and Kiba, Kakashi is another chilled out laid back character. He's also very smart and a very good fighter. He doesn't really care for fighting that much but will if he has to, or in some cases to protect the ones he cares about. Other than that Kakashi is just a cool laid back guy.

3. Orochimaru

Next is Orochimaru. A very, very powerful character, Orochimarus only has one goal, to obtain immortality. Not necessarily a bad thing to do but, it's the way you do it. In this case Ororchimaru had a very insane way to get what he wanted. This is just one of those villains you can't hate and have to love! Words can't describe how cool and awesome this character is.

2. Jiraiya

One of my all time favorite characters! Jiraiya! Don't get me wrong I love all the characters in Naruto but, this character in particular is one of the most awesome characters in all of anime. From his insane skills to all of his "research", Jiraiya is without a doubt one of the best character in Naruto.

1. Naruto Uzumaki

And finally we have the man himself, Naruto Uzumaki! I'm sure this wasn't a surprise a to any of you.. right? Of course Naruto is number one! From being bullied and hated, to being loved by his entire village, Naruto is a great example of never giving up! No matter how hard or tough things got, Naruto always pushed forward and never let anyone hold him back and, much like Rock Lee and Miato Gai, Naruto always has a very positive attitude.

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