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The 20 Best Female Characters In 'Naruto'

Updated April 23, 2019 165.3k votes 21.0k voters 322.0k views20 items

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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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  • Konan, a fiercely loyal member of the Akatsuki, originally plans to help Pain wreak havoc on Konoha to show them the meaning of suffering in the hopes of ultimately ending the conflict. Later, her goal changes.

    As a result, she redirects her passion and drive into helping Naruto.

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  • Ino Yamanaka, Sakura's childhood friend and a member of Team 10, initially appears boy-crazy and shallow, but her personality deepens and changes as she matures. Not only does she master her mind-transfer jutsu and learn to use it in conjunction with her team's abilities, she extends her knowledge.

    She begins learning medical ninjutsu when she sees Sakura doing the same.

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  • Mei Terumi leads the Kirigakure, a notoriously troubled village struggling to overcome a legacy of corrupt leadership. She leads with integrity while retaining interests outside of her role, including a passionate desire to get married.

    Regardless of her other interests, she holds her own in this male-dominated anime.

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  • Kurenai Yuhi is the jounin instructor responsible for teaching Hinata, Shino, and Kiba how to be ninja. Actively involved in her student's lives, she speaks to her students' parents and advocates on their behalf.

    Also, she's exceptionally talented at creating illusions and is an excellent fighter. 

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