Anime Underground The 20 Best Female Characters in Naruto  

Anna Lindwasser
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Who are the best female characters in Naruto? That depends on what you like in a character. Some viewers prefer sweet, shy characters whose quiet demeanors belie their fighting prowess; Hinata Hyuga ​​​​​falls into that category. Perhaps you enjoy no-nonsense professionals who keep everyone else in line, in which case Shizune would likely be your favorite. What about all-powerful, ancient goddesses who are also formidable villains? Then Kaguya Ōtsutsuki may be right up your alley when it comes to picking your favorite Naruto characters.

Sadly, there are fewer awesome female characters in Naruto to choose from than male ones. Like in many shonen anime, the show's gender representation is more than a little unbalanced. Still, the amazing ladies from Naruto stand tall as strong, independent characters in one of the most popular series of all time.

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Hinata Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 20 Best Female Characters in Naruto
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Hinata Hyuga starts the series so shy and unsure of herself that she barely speaks. But as Naruto progresses, she begins to gain both confidence and genuine skills as a ninja. Her character arc stands as one of the most touching and inspiring in the whole series. 

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Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 20 Best Female Characters in Naruto
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Though viewers never get to meet Naruto's mother outside of flashbacks, her appearances are enough to make it clear Kushina Uzumaki was nothing short of awesome. She not only bore the burden of keeping a tailed beast sealed in her own body, she willingly died to save her village and her newborn baby's life.

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Tsunade is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 20 Best Female Characters in Naruto
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This leader of Konoha emerged as one of the greatest ninja the Land of Fire has ever seen. In addition to her ninja prowess, Tsunade revolutionized the nation's medical system, saving countless lives in the process. She also knows how to have a good time – when she's not saving the world, she drinks her old pal Jiraiya under the table.

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Temari is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 20 Best Female Characters in Naruto
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From supporting her own psychologically damaged family to running Sunagakure to marrying into the notoriously lazy and sarcastic Nara clan, Temari carries a lot on her shoulders. She handles her difficult life like a boss, getting everything done that needs doing and making sure everyone else pulls their weight, too. As an added bonus, no weapon feels as simultaneously chic and deadly as an iron fan.

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