Naruto: Who Are The 8 Hokages In The Series? (2023)

TheNaruto franchise has always centered on its titular character's eagerness to leave behind a grand legacy and become a great ninja, primarily through his ultimate goal of becoming Hokage. In the village of Konohagakure, the Hokage is the primary political leader, with all of the power and responsibility that position entails.

Throughout the anime and manga series, as well asits continuationBoruto, there have been a total of seven official Hokage referenced in Konoha's history, as well as one notable Hokage candidate with a brief reign of power. Three of these Hokages were dead prior to the start of the series, but all of them have had a great impact on the story and characters ofNaruto, while also being impressive ninjas in their own right.

8 Hashirama Senju - First Hokage

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Konohagakure was founded by friendly rivals Madaraa Uchiha and Hashirama Senju, with the latter becoming the first Hokage in village history. Hashirama's dream of world peace was a guiding principle throughout Konoha's history, and his position of power comes from his renown as the "God of Shinobi," one of the strongest ninjas in the franchise.

Notably, Hashirama wanted Madara to be the first Hokage, but his brother Tobirama Senju insisted upon a democratic election that led to Hashirama's selection. Although he had many abilities at his disposal, Hashirama was most known for his Wood Release technique that allowed him to manipulate wood and plants. Hashirama would go on to name Tobirama as his successor before his death, and later would be temporarily resurrected by Sasuke Uchiha and Orochimaru.

7 Tobirama Senju - Second Hokage

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Following Hashirama's death, his brother, Tobirama Senju, was inaugurated as the second Hokage in Konoha's history. Tobirama's time as Hokage was transformative, creating many institutions in the village like the Academy and the Anbu special forces squad, while also placing emphasis on village loyalty over clan loyalty.

The Uchiha clan resisted this shift in ideology, beginning the fateful divide between their clan and Konoha leadership. Almost as powerful as his brother, Tobirama was capable of using many ninja techniques, although he was most known for his Water Release mastery, as well as his invention of the Flying Thunder God Technique. He was resurrected temporarily alongsidethe other deceased Hokage during the Fourth Shinobi World War.

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6 Hiruzen Sarutobi - Third Hokage

A student of both previous Hokage, Hiruzen Sarutobi is known across the ninja world for his versatile power and ability with his signature staff, inheriting Hashirama's nickname "God of Shinobi." Hiruzen was appointed to the Hokage position by Tobirama shortly before his death. The Third Hokage was known for his benevolent leadership style, which he attempted to balance by allowingDanzō Shimura to lead the ruthless Root organization.

As Hokage, Hiruzen also took on the training of Orochimaru, Jiraiya, and Tsunade, hoping that Orochimaru would succeed him as Hokage, but ultimately deciding on Minato Namikaze (a student of Jiraiya's) as his successor upon retirement. After Minato's death, Hiruzen took up the Hokage office again, dying in battle against Orochimaru during the invasion of Konoha in one of the anime's most rewatchable episodes. Later, he was temporarily resurrected by Orochimaru and Sasuke during the Fourth Shinobi World War.

5 Minato Namikaze - Fourth Hokage

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When Hiruzen retired, he chose Minato Namikaze, student of Jiraiya and eventual teacher of Kakashi Hatake, Obito Uchiha, and Rin Nohara,as his successor.Notably, during his time as Hokage, Minato and Kushina Uzumaki had a child, Naruto Uzumaki, on the same night that the Nine-Tailed Fox attacked Konoha.

Minato fought off the Nine-Tailed Fox, which had previously been sealed within Kushina, ultimately sealing it in his newborn son before dying. His incredible powers in battle netted him the nickname "Konoha's Yellow Flash," and included his mastery over the Flying Thunder God Technique and the creation of his signature Rasengan, which his son would go on to master. He was the last Hokage temporarily resurrected by Orochimaru and Sasuke during the Fourth Shinobi World War.

4 Tsunade - Fifth Hokage

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The only female Hokage inNaruto is Tsunade, a former student of Hiruzen and peer of Jiraiya and Orochimaru who is known for her strength and mastery of healing abilities. She is the granddaughter of the first Hokage Hashirama Senju and his wife Mito Uzumaki, as well. Notably, her brother Nawaka andlate lover Dan previously had ambitions of becoming Hokage, which endears her to the ambitious Naruto.

Tsunade reluctantly becomes Hokage after Hiruzen's death, needing to be convinced by Jiraiya to take on the role, but she remains in the office for themajority ofthe series. Her reign is considered bountiful for Konoha, despite the many challenges she faces and the fact that she is temporarily put in a coma after Pain attacks. Notably, Tsunade also appoints her apprentice and Dan's niece, Shizune, as an assistant, a position that she has remained in for future Hokage.

3 Danzō Shimura - Sixth Hokage Candidate

Although he was never an official Hokage,Danzō Shimura is notoriousfor his ruthless reign as the Sixth Hokage candidate when Tsunade was out of commission following Pain's attack on Konoha.Danzō's history extends back before the beginning of the series, when he created the Anbu subdivision Root, known for its unscrupulous and ruthless tactics.

Although he always had the village's best interests in mind,Danzō was a ruthless leader and sometimes an evil villain who believed both Tsunade and Hiruzen had previously led Konoha into a state of weakness that he intended to fix. A fearsome ninja,Danzō was skilled at many jutsu and most known for his several Sharingan eyes along his arm, which was also imbued with Hashirama's DNA. At the Kage Summit,Danzō represented Konoha and called for Sasuke's execution, although he died in battle against Sasuke and Tobi.

2 Kakashi Hatake - Sixth Hokage

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At the end ofNaruto's run, Tsunade retired from the role of Hokage following the Fourth Shinobi World War, naming Naruto's teacher and Minato's student Kakashi as the Sixth Hokage. Known for his Sharingan eye and mastery of lightning-based jutsu, Kakashi is a powerful ninja whose ideology is centered on cooperation to build a better future for Konoha.

Kakashi's previous service to Konoha includes his time as an Anbu agent and his close relationship as an advisor to Tsunade during her time in office. Although he is initially overwhelmed by taking on the role of Hokage, Tsunade helps ease him into it, and his reign is focused on building a better world for the future, specifically Naruto's generation. At the beginning ofBoruto, Kakashi has retired as Hokage and has named his former student Naruto as the Seventh Hokage.

1 Naruto Uzumaki - Seventh Hokage

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The only Hokage to be inaugurated after the end ofNaruto's initial run, Naruto Uzumaki himself is the Seventh Hokage and the only Hokage ofBoruto's run. As the son of Minato and student of Kakashi, Naruto is primed to achieve his lifelong dream of becoming Hokage, as he is seen as one of the strongest ninjas in the world following his role in the Fourth Shinobi World War.

Upon Kakashi's retirement, he bequeaths the office of Hokage to Naruto, who has more than proven himself as a powerful ninja and the "Hero of the Hidden Leaf." This master of Shadow Clone Jutsu and Rasengan has had a challenging reign as Hokage, much like Tsunade's, with enemies like theŌtsutsuki Clan and Kara creating problems. It is unknown who will succeed Naruto as Hokage, but some prime candidates include his friend and protégé Konohamaru Sarutobi (who is also Hiruzen's grandson) and his children, Boruto and Himawari.

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FAQs

Who is 9th Hokage? ›

Konohamaru is a legendary Shinobi who strived to be Hokage since childhood. Initially he simply wanted to be seen as someone beyond the Third Hokages Grandson, but after becoming Naruto Uzumakis disciple, he strives to embod the a will of Fire and defend the hidden Leaf.

Who are the 7 Hokages in order? ›

List of Hokage
  • Hashirama Senju, the First Hokage.
  • Tobirama Senju, the Second Hokage.
  • Hiruzen Sarutobi, the Third Hokage.
  • Minato Namikaze, the Fourth Hokage.
  • Tsunade, the Fifth Hokage.
  • Kakashi Hatake, the Sixth Hokage.
  • Naruto Uzumaki, the Seventh Hokage.

Who is the 8th Hokage Hokage? ›

Currently, the seat of the Hokage belongs to none other than Naruto Uzumaki, who is also the seventh person to claim this title. Naruto may be the strongest, however, he won't be the Hokage forever. Someone else will need to step up and take over as the 8th Hokage at some point.

Who is 11th Hokage? ›

Jiraiya (Naruto) - Wikipedia.

Who is the longest Hokage? ›

Hiruzen Sarutobi was the Third Hokage of Konoha and the longest serving Hokage. He was the husband of Biwako Sarutobi, father of Asuma Sarutobi and grandfather of Konohamaru Sarutobi and Mirai Sarutobi.

Who is Boruto son? ›

Boruto Uzumaki (Japanese: うずまき ボルト, Hepburn: Uzumaki Boruto) is a fictional character created by Masashi Kishimoto who first appears in the finale of the manga series Naruto as the son of the protagonist Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Uzumaki.

Who is the 2nd strongest Hokage? ›

Tobirama Senju was Kohona's Second Hokage, who succeeded the title after the death of Hashirama Senju, the First Hokage. Despite not being as powerful as his older brother, Tobirama was equally, if not more feared because of his tactics and political eloquence.

Who is the weakest Hokage? ›

All things considered, Tsunade Senju is certainly the weakest Hokage age in the Naruto series as not only is she the weakest of all the Sannin but is also way beyond her best days during her time as the Hokage.

Who is the 6th shadow Hokage? ›

After the Fourth Shinobi World War, Kakashi becomes Konoha's Sixth Hokage (六代目火影, Rokudaime Hokage, literally meaning: Sixth Fire Shadow).

How many teams did Kakashi fail before 7? ›

So to too with Kurenai, Asuma, and Gai. But before team 7, the anime showed Kakashi failing 2 teams of 3 genins.

Will Boruto become Hokage? ›

Boruto. Boruto made it clear that he never wants to be Hokage. In fact, he resents that for so much of his childhood, his father focused on the village instead of him. Just because he doesn't want the job now doesn't mean he wouldn't be great at it, however.

Who will replace Naruto as Hokage? ›

1. Kakashi Hatake. The strongest ninja that may replace Naruto is the previous Hokage, Kakashi Hatake.

Who is Jiraiya dad? ›

Jiraiya's father is believed to be Tobirama Senju's son, and his mother was one of the best ninja warriors. As a baby, Jiraiya never got to know his parents as his father, or grandfather as Tobirama, who died when he was five years old.

Who will be 12th Hokage? ›

Who is 12th Hokage? As of now, there is no 12th Hokage.

Who trained Kakashi? ›

Like Naruto Uzumaki, Kakashi also began as a Genin himself. Back then, Kakashi trained under the tutelage of Minato Namikaze, the man who would eventually become the Fourth Hokage and Naruto's father.

Who is youngest Hokage? ›

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  • 8/10 Mei Terumi.
  • 7/10 Yagura Karatachi.
  • 6/10 Chojuro.
  • 5/10 Kurotsuchi.
  • 4/10 Naruto Uzumaki.
  • 3/10 Minato Namikaze.
  • 2/10 Hiruzen Sarutobi.
  • 1/10 Gaara.
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Which Hokage is the strongest? ›

1/15 Naruto, The 7th Hokage

Naruto started off as a troublemaker who just wanted to be noticed, and by the end of the series, he managed to become a hero worthy of the Hokage title. He is the Leaf's 7th Hokage, and he is arguably the strongest Hokage in history.

Who is older Minato or Tsunade? ›

Minato is only atleast a decade younger than Tsunade. Its unlikely that she was his mom. Minato died at 24 years old. Tsunade was in her 40's around that time as when naruto and jiraiya found her she was about 51.

Who is Kakashi's kid? ›

Ken (ケン, Ken) is a shinobi from Konohagakure and a member of the Hatake clan. He is the only child of Kakashi Hatake and Mina. He is as genius just like his father, but he is also playful and doesn't take things serious just like his mother.

What is Boruto's eye called? ›

The Jōgan (淨眼, lit. Pure Eye) is a mysterious dōjutsu that is implied to belong to the Ōtsutsuki Clan, and used by those who strongly inherited the powers of the clan[citation needed]. Boruto Uzumaki has so far been the only wielder of the dōjutsu, having awakened it in his right eye.

Who is Boruto wife? ›

Sarada Uchiha

Who is the 3rd strongest Hokage? ›

3 Hiruzen Sarutobi

The Third Hokage of Konoha, Hiruzen Sarutobi was renowned as 'The Professor' and the 'God of Shinobi'. It is said that in his prime, Hiruzen was stronger than ever other Hokage who came before him, and yes, that includes Hashirama Senju.

Who is the fastest Hokage? ›

With his signature technique, Flying Thunder God, Tobirama Senju was the fastest character in Naruto. But a few have now been able to beat the Hokage. Tobirama Senju is one of the most popular characters in Naruto.

Who is the weakest girl in Naruto? ›

Why Iruka Umino is Naruto's weakest character.

Is Kakashi a weak Hokage? ›

People fail to understand that Kakashi is Sharingan or no Sharingan, an exceptionally powerful shinobi. It's a myth that he'd get beaten by most other Kage… he's actually one of the strongest overall. Out of the Hokage, he would rank 5th out of 8 in terms of overall ability.

Is Kakashi stronger than Naruto? ›

It's safe to assume that Naruto surpassed Kakashi during the Pain arc. He was able to defeat Pain and later he was able to use Sage mode as well. His ability to link up with Kurama and his vast chakra reserve make him an incredibly powerful shinobi.

Who is the strongest in Naruto? ›

1. Kaguya Otutsuki. Finally, the strongest character in the Naruto Universe is Kaguya Otsutsuki. Kaguya is an invincible being possessing God-like powers, abilities, and physical strength.

Who is the strongest sannin? ›

Orochimaru and Jiraiya are the strongest. I think they are equal. In my point of view Jiraiya is the strongest, Because he has Sage Mode. with this he take on six path of pain.

What does ho in Hokage mean? ›

Hokage is highest and strongest ninja in Konoha village. This word consists of 2 modules: "Ho" which means "fire", and "kage" means "shadow".

Who replaces Kakashi? ›

During the course of the mission, they learn of an opportunity to reunite with Sasuke, but Kakashi overexerts himself and needs extended bed-rest when they return to Konoha. Because they have only a limited amount of time to make to use of the intel, an Anbu codenamed Yamato is assigned as Kakashi's replacement.

Who trained Obito? ›

In truth, Obito was saved from death and trained by Madara Uchiha, but the events of the war left Obito disillusioned with the world, and he sought to replace it with a new one.

Why does Kakashi wear a mask? ›

In an interview, series creator Kishimoto Masashi said that he initially designed Hatake Kakashi wearing a face mask because it felt consistent with the secrecy and mysteriousness inherent in being an accomplished shinobi. Further, Kishimoto had hoped to introduce more masked characters.

Does Boruto have the 9 tails? ›

Obviously, the answer to this question is no: Boruto did not inherit any of the Nine-Tails' chakra. The whiskers that appear over Naruto's face are the Nine Tails' mark. But Boruto inherited just the whiskers from Naruto himself.

Does Naruto have sharingan? ›

Although countless Naruto characters in the story have had access to the Sharingan, only a handful stand out as terrific users of this ability. Updated December 19, 2021 by Rei Penber: The Sharingan is a Kekkei Genkai that, although rare at the beginning of the story, appeared very frequently going forward.

Is Asuma a Kage level? ›

Asuma, Shikamaru, Kakashi, Hidan, and Kakazu are all Kage level, but the reality is all though Asuma had more chances of fighting them the Kakashi and Shikamaru wiithout prep or even with prep showed that not all fights goes to plan and characters die.

Will Boruto become evil? ›

Boruto Uzumaki almost certainly won't turn evil on his own accord but since he is a vessel for Momoshiki's Kāma, there is a possibility that he might turn evil if Momoshiki takes over, although the chances for that are significantly lower since Chapter 67 of the Boruto manga.

Is Boruto stronger than Naruto? ›

Right now there is no doubt that Naruto is much more powerful than Boruto, even with Momoshiki's Kama seal. The pair may be on comparable levels with Naruto lacking Kuruma, however, with Kuruma and his Baryon Mode Naruto is the strongest character in Boruto we've seen to date.

How old is Naruto in Boruto? ›

The events of the series take place around 15 years after the end of Shippuden, which means that Naruto is approximately 32 years old in Boruto and – in the time between the two anime series – achieved his dream of becoming Hokage of Konoha Village.

Who is the weakest Hokage? ›

All things considered, Tsunade Senju is certainly the weakest Hokage age in the Naruto series as not only is she the weakest of all the Sannin but is also way beyond her best days during her time as the Hokage.

Who's the next Hokage after Naruto? ›

10/15 Shikamaru Nara Is Naruto's Advisor

As evident from a multitude of events, Shikamaru has always been at the top of every decision that Konoha has taken. Therefore, he is arguably the most likely candidate to replace Naruto Uzumaki as the eighth Hokage in the series if the need arises.

Who is the strongest Hokage? ›

1/15 Naruto, The 7th Hokage

Naruto started off as a troublemaker who just wanted to be noticed, and by the end of the series, he managed to become a hero worthy of the Hokage title. He is the Leaf's 7th Hokage, and he is arguably the strongest Hokage in history.

Who is sixth Hokage? ›

The Elder declares Kakashi Hatake as the 6th Hokage.

Who is the fastest Hokage? ›

With his signature technique, Flying Thunder God, Tobirama Senju was the fastest character in Naruto. But a few have now been able to beat the Hokage. Tobirama Senju is one of the most popular characters in Naruto.

Who is the 3rd strongest Hokage? ›

3 Hiruzen Sarutobi

The Third Hokage of Konoha, Hiruzen Sarutobi was renowned as 'The Professor' and the 'God of Shinobi'. It is said that in his prime, Hiruzen was stronger than ever other Hokage who came before him, and yes, that includes Hashirama Senju.

Who is the weakest girl in Naruto? ›

Why Iruka Umino is Naruto's weakest character.

How many teams did Kakashi fail before 7? ›

So to too with Kurenai, Asuma, and Gai. But before team 7, the anime showed Kakashi failing 2 teams of 3 genins.

Who is Boruto wife? ›

Sarada Uchiha

Will Boruto become a Hokage? ›

However, Boruto has no interest in becoming Hokage, resenting his workaholic father who rarely has time for his family. Boruto has stated that he'd rather take a back seat and support the Hokage from behind the scenes, similar to his idol, Sasuke Uchiha.

Is Minato stronger than Naruto? ›

When it comes to physical strength, there's no doubt that Naruto has surpassed his father, the Fourth Hokage. Although Minato was quite powerful himself, he had his limits as a ninja.

Who is the fastest shinobi in Naruto? ›

Naruto and Sasuke became the fastest two ninjas in the story after receiving their Six Paths powers. While Naruto got a massive boost with Six Paths Sage Mode, Sasuke also became skilled enough to keep up with him and also even teleport.

Is Kakashi Hokage level? ›

As a Jonin of the village, Kakashi was plenty powerful and feared across the shinobi nations. As such, by the end of the story, Kakashi ended up becoming the Sixth Hokage of the village, taking the mantle from Tsunade Senju, who led the village in the Fourth Great Ninja War.

Does Kakashi have a kid? ›

Ken (ケン, Ken) is a shinobi from Konohagakure and a member of the Hatake clan. He is the only child of Kakashi Hatake and Mina. He is as genius just like his father, but he is also playful and doesn't take things serious just like his mother.

Why does Kakashi cover his face? ›

In a Naruto spinoff, Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals, it's revealed that Kakashi wears a mask because he doesn't want anyone to see him get a nosebleed.

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