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Top 5 underrated Naruto characters

Updated on January 8, 2017

Naruto is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who constantly searches for recognition and dreams to become the Hokage, the ninja in his village who is acknowledged as the leader and the strongest of all. This anime has a lot of characters and it makes me mad sometimes that the fans only talk about the main characters like Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura or Kakashi and not giving the other characters enough credit. I feel like without some small characters, the anime wouldn't be this good.Today I'm gonna appreciate my favourite 'less known' characters. And there ain't gonna be any from Naruto Shippuden because I haven't finished watching it yet.

5.Kankuro- Kankuro is a shinobi of the Land of the Sand and one of the Three Sand Siblings.In Part I, one noticeable personality trait he displayed was an apparent dislike for children, first seen when he attempted to beat up Konohamaru for running into him. This carried over to many of his interactions with other characters, as he was noticeably irritated when in the presence of someone younger than him. This was most evident when he was seen with Gaara, who Kankuro was forced to put up with. Kankuro was shown to be the type to avoid needless fighting. This was shown during the Forest of Death, where he stated if Shigure's team had the same scroll as them, fighting is pointless. He further stated he didn't want to be stuck in the forest with Gaara because he often got into unnecessary fighting for the sole purpose of satisfying his bloodlust. After Gaara's defeat in the hands of Naruto, Kankuro's relationship with Gaara improved drastically over a very short period of time. In the short time, Kankuro and Temari no longer expressed fear of being killed by Gaara when sent on missions with him.

4.Choji - Choi Akimichi is a member of Konohagakure's Akimichi Clan. Though sensitive about his weight, Choji is always dedicated to his friends, especially in Team Asuma. Choji is a very kind, polite, and caring person. These characteristics are said to be his greatest strength by both his father and his teacher Asuma Sarutobi while his greatest weakness was his lack of self-confidence.He is easily motivated by the prospect of food, and becomes highly agitated when somebody calls him "fat". However, he does not hide his love for food and his near constant hunger is also an annoyance to his team-mates, as eating often comes before other necessities such as stealth and teamwork. Food can also make him over-react about silly things, such as who gets the last chip. Choji has a long-standing friendship with Shikamaru. The two have complete trust in each other, with Shikamaru being one of the few people to look past Choji's lack of athleticism, and see that he had a kind heart; recognising Choji's true strength. Because of this, Choji has unwavering faith and loyalty to Shikamaru and, if necessary, would give his life for him, which nearly happened during his battle with Jirōbō.

3.Iruka Sensei - Iruka Umino is a chunin of Konohagakure who serves primarily as an instructor at the Academy. Iruka is described as being both big-hearted, and soft-hearted. This is most often seen through his teaching methods, often giving a watchful eye over his students as they progress. This however, does not mean that he is a pushover, as he can be stern when the situation calls for it most often seen when he shouts at his students in order to get them to obey him. Despite the tragedy of losing his parents at a young age, Iruka remained a determined and strong-willed individual with a kind disposition. This is seen from his lack of hostility towards Naruto Uzumaki who was often the victim of misplaced anger at the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox who was sealed within Naruto. Because of this, Iruka came to be one of the only adults Naruto respected in his youth as well as the only person who could control Naruto's behaviour to some degree. Naruto ignored all chunin and jonin who reprimanded him for painting all over the Hokage's faces and only showed fear when Iruka showed up.

2.Ino - Ino Yamanaka is a member of Konohagakure's Yamanaka clan. She and her fellow members of Team Asuma are their generation's Ino–Shika–Chō trio. From a young age, Ino has been confident, friendly, bold, and outspoken, sometimes lashing out at others if their personal habits bother her. She is generally more motivated than her team-mates Shikamaru and Choji and tends to take charge of them. Shikamaru, despite finding most girls "troublesome", typically offers no resistance to Ino's forceful behavior, being unwilling to deal with her reaction if things don't happen her way. She is also prideful in her appearance and often tries to lose weight by dieting in the hopes that it will make her more attractive to boys; she even jokingly suggests that Choji should do the same to attract girls. Ino is quite knowledgeable about different types and meanings of flowers, sometimes making analogies to them when talking. Despite her assertiveness, Ino is a compassionate and kind person at heart. It is these qualities that earned Sakura Haruno's friendship, defending Sakura from bullies who teased her and helping her become confident. Their warm friendship developed into a bitter rivalry over the following years, fueled by competition of Sasuke's affections, ninjutsu and even trading insults, with Ino as "Ino-pig" and Sakura as "Forehead Girl". After the Chūnin Exams, Ino becomes impressed by Sakura's growth and they rekindle their friendship, while maintaining their rivalry on more amiable terms.

1.The third Hokage - Hiruzen Sarutobi was the Third Hokage, of Konohagakure. Hiruzen is a firm believer in the Will of Fire, which holds that all the people of Konoha are a family and that the Hokage is chiefly responsible for that family's well-being. Throughout his tenure, Hiruzen lives up to the Will of Fire by being available for Konoha's villagers and shinobi during their time of need, making decisions to the betterment of as many people as possible, and providing his wisdom and guidance whenever he can. His delicate, thoughtful approach to not only issues within the village but also his interactions with foreign powers has given Hiruzen the reputation of being soft, something the Konoha Council spends much of its time trying to rectify. Nevertheless, Hiruzen's kind and pacifist ways are widely valued by Konoha's residents and even his rival Kage, and for those reasons his eventual death is regretted by many. However, Hiruzen was not entirely for his softness as he allowed Danzo to form an Anbu faction of his own, to handle the dark side of Konoha's actions.

Who is your favourite character out of all the listed above?

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These are only a few of my favourite characters that are underrated in my opinion. If you think that I missed some, then make sure you leave in the comments your favourite characters of Naruto that are not that much popular.


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