Anime Underground
22.2k voters

The 20 Best Female Characters In 'Naruto'

Updated April 23, 2019 172.0k votes 22.2k voters 345.8k views20 items

List RulesVote up the most fabulous female characters.

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.

If you love the ladies of Naruto, check out the best Hinata Hyuga quotes and the best Sakura Haruno quotes.

Photo:
  • 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, but she did something completely selfless.

    She willingly risked her own life to save her village and newborn baby.

    11,408
    2,142
    Is she awesome?

    More Kushina Uzumaki 

    #3 of 252 The Best Female Anime Characters#35 of 264 The Very Best Anime Characters#9 of 140 The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

  • 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.

    10,470
    1,966
    Is she awesome?

    More Tsunade 

    #18 of 20 The Best Quote From Every Popular Naruto Character, Ranked#22 of 236 The Best Anime Characters With Blond Hair#45 of 119 The 40+ Best Anime Character Backstories

  • 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 device feels as simultaneously chic and powerful as an iron fan.

    10,210
    1,938
    Is she awesome?

    More Temari 

    #82 of 211 The Smartest Anime Characters of All Time#13 of 79 The Best Female Anime Characters With Short Hair#6 of 20 The 20 Strongest Female Characters In Naruto, Ranked

  • 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 - and she doesn't let them go to waste.

    Her character arc stands as one of the most touching and inspiring in the whole series. 

     

    14,489
    2,847
    Is she awesome?

    More Hinata Hyuga 

    #127 of 257 The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time#6 of 131 The Best Anime Characters With Blue Hair#21 of 127 The Best Naruto Characters