An anime Shōnen 📹 in the action genre has always aimed to provide fans with the most spectacular demonstration of power possible. This can take the form of powerful fighting, strategic combat, or a mixture of both.
Naruto is one of the anime series that offers the most of this kind of show. Whether it's playing a ton of memorable shinobi or telling an epic story. This series has come a long way from the days when it was nothing more than a stand-alone ninja story, revolving around a one-dimensional story. 🌍
By the end of the series, a large number of Ninjas had developed their abilities more quickly 🔥💦 and had either penetrated forcefully or grown to the point where they had truly cemented their reputation as some of the most powerful individuals in the Ninja world. Of course, this brings us to a question: Among the number of Ninjas in this universe, who exactly is the best? 🏆 With this in mind, it's time to officially rank Naruto's best Ninjas!
25. Tsunade Senju
The Fifth Hokage of Leaf Village, 🍂 Senju Tsunade, is also very skilled in the art of ninjutsu and taijutsu. It is his skills that allowed him to defeat the majority of the Shinobi on his way. This is why she does not demerit to have obtained the title of Hokage. She is besides the first Kunoichi to obtain this title in the village of Konoha as well as the only Kunoichi to hold the title of legendary Sannin.
She unfortunately lost her brother and her lover during the war, ⚔️ that's why, Tsunade suffered a lot. These experiences finally shaped her to become the ninja woman we all know and love today!
Jiraya is a legendary Sannin as well as the most perverted man from Konoha village. Presented as a rather obscene person, no one could have predicted how powerful Jiraiya was. Although he holds only position 23 in this ranking, the Perverse Hermit is one of the most powerful shinobi in the village hidden by the leaves of trees.
His role as Sensei to Naruto should not be ignored, as he helped one of the most powerful ninjas to reveal 💡 his hidden potential many times. This intellect, combined with his devastating powers, has made Jiraiya a ninja to be feared!
The third Raikage is correctly introduced at the Arc of the Five Kage Summit. Once Tobi and Sasuke have infiltrated the summit for personal reasons, we are finally able to see the extraordinary power of Killer B's brother. 🐙
His fight against Sasuke Uchiha is so intense that Uchiha's sight is permanently damaged after he has used his powers to their absolute limit. Even after being hit by Amaterasu's permanent flames, A ⚡ doesn't flinch when he gets rid of his burning hand. A is a Kage who possesses incredible speed and stamina.
22. Sakumo Hatake
To be very honest, very little is known about the shinobi, Sakumo Hatake, nicknamed the "White Fang of Konoha". 🐺 The fact that he is Kakashi's father already places him among the elite of the village ninjas, and rightly so. He was considered one of the best shinobi of his generation.
To put this statement into context, it is widely accepted that Sakumo's abilities were superior to those of the three Sannin, 🐍🐌🐸 which is a huge compliment in itself. Unfortunately, his judgment led him to give priority to the lives of his comrades rather than to the accomplishment of a crucial mission. The blame and the subsequent fallout proved to be too much for him.
Kawaki was featured in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. At the moment, we know very little about the character and his origins. However, the fact that he apparently managed to play a powerful ninja like Naruto 🦊 guarantees him a place on this list. Only time will tell us the true extent of Kawaki's powers. For now, this character is shrouded in a veil of mystery, 🔮 which means we can only wait and watch Boruto: Naruto Next Generations continue.
20. Hiruzen SarutobiThird Hokage and probably the most powerful ninja we see in the early parts of the series, Hiruzen Sarutobi 🐒 was a legend at its peak. His mastery of the ninja arts is not to be despised, and he fully deserved to receive the rank of Hokage. Just remember his battle against the legendary Sannin of Konoha, Orochimaru where he lost his life. Hiruzen was so skillful that he was able to fight Hashirama 🌳 and Tobirama, while keeping Orochimaru's attack at bay. Few people can accomplish this feat!
We've already talked about Sarutobi, but now it's time to talk about one of his students, who ended up betraying the village of Konoha many times. Of course, the person we are talking about now is none other than the infamous Orochimaru. 🐍 We have already spoken about the legendary Sannin's attack on Konoha, but this ninja's transgressions go far beyond this solitary incident. From conducting unethical experiments to unlocking a dubious form of immortality, Orochimaru is considered a mad scientist. ⚗️ We placed him so high in the ranking for his technique of reincarnation of souls.
18. Itachi Uchiha
Itachi is one of the most beloved characters of the whole series. It's amazing how his development cycle has been drastically impacted by his clan and the village of Konoha during the series. 🎞️ Most of the time he was considered an antagonist, until his real intentions came to light.
Itachi's expertise with the Sharingan 👁️ is nothing short of extraordinary. From the ability to use the most complex genjutsu possible, to the development of some of the most powerful hereditary techniques. Itachi has nothing more to prove, his strength earned him a title of Hokage.
17. Killer B
Let's start the second part of the list with jinchūriki of the eight-tailed Jinchuriki, 🐙 Killer B, rapping of course! No one could have guessed that this Shinobi would be so powerful. Unlike the other Jinchuriki, Killer B has befriended Hachibi, which allowed him to handle his Bijû perfectly, but that's not his only strength. He also possesses an excellent Taijutsu, and he is able to blow in his 7 swords, Chakra Raiton ⚡ to make them extremely sharp.
It is thanks to this harmonious relationship that Killer B is able to unleash his full potential as jinchūriki, he has also given several teachings to Naruto on how to tame his nine-tailed beast, Kurama. 🦊
Nagato, one of the orphans from Amegakure who was taken in and trained by the legendary Sannin, Jiraya, possessed the most powerful eye technique in the ninja world, the Rinnegan. 🧿 Although initially perceived as weak, his abilities developed rapidly. To such an extent that he became incredibly powerful . So powerful that he was able to single-handedly annihilate the village of Konoha.
Rinnegan allowed Nagato to master all ninjutsu with ease. Even after his body weakened, he was able to awaken the Six Paths of Pain, also known as Bread, ☁️ which traveled the world in his place.
15. Minato Namikaze
It's time to talk about one of Naruto's most popular characters, who also happens to be the father of the main character, Naruto. Minato Namikaze is generally considered to be one of the most powerful ninjas 🐱👤 of all time, and his sacrifice as the fourth Hokage to protect the village of Konoha de Kyuubi, is the subject of legends.
One could write a whole article about Minato's abilities, but that's not the point! Let's focus instead on his primary quality, his speed. Minato was known as "Konoha's Yellow Flash" ⚡. This title was given to him for having mastered and perfected the technique of the second Hokage, "God of Flying Thunder". This technique allowed him to become the fastest shinobi of his time.
14. Tobirama Senju
Now let's talk about Hashirama's brother, the second Hokage, Tobirama Senju. 🌊 - a Hokage who, it is true, hasn't had as much screen time as other powerful ninjas of his kind. But that doesn't take away from the fact that he is incredibly strong. In fact, he's known as a genius in the creation of Ninjutsu. 📜
The ability to use the five transformations of nature, as well as an impressive series of genjutsu, have made Tobirama one of the most powerful individuals of all time, without a shadow of a doubt.
13. Obito Uchiha
It is time to mention the name of the Shinobi who adopted the pseudonym Madara to increase his influence on the world for a long period of time. We are talking about Obito Uchiha, a powerful Konoha Shinobi who was saved and manipulated by Madara. Obito had only one Sharingan, 👁️ but with the help of his tutor's advice he quickly gained power. By the way, he had become powerful enough to manage the Akatsuki.
After stealing Nagato's Rinnegan, Obito turned into a power monster, 🔥 so he became an imposing antagonist. Luckily, the humanity that was written into him as a child was still present and helped him change his mind and join Naruto's cause.
12. Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki
SPOIL ALERT: the name Ōtsutsuki will make a lot of noise at the end of the Naruto Shippuden saga. It is not necessary to be an expert to understand why members of this family will appear in our top since it is this same family that launched the shinobi era.
Even though Momoshiki is the weakest member of his family, make no mistake: his power could still rival that of Naruto and Sasuke, which is impressive, to say the least. However, his relatively quick and effortless disposition is detrimental to his ranking on this list.
11. Gaï Sensei
At this point, you could be enraged, 🤬 which is understandable. After all, how can Gai Sensei rank among the best - above and beyond the names of the legends we've already mentioned? Well, the fact is that in terms of raw power, there is no Shinobi as powerful as Gai.
Just look at the battle he fought against Madara Uchiha towards the end of the series, where he opened the Eight Gates and delivered a devastating blow called "Might Guy" on Madara. The setback and consequences of using this mode were so severe that Gai was nearly burned to the ground and confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
10. Kakashi Hatake
Let's now talk about Sakumo's son - or, more precisely, the prodigy. It seems that the idea of making Kakashi the sixth hokage 👑 was set in stone from the start by Kishimoto, given how the character developed over time.
Known as the Copy Ninja, 🐱👤 Kakashi eventually developed his own brand of ninjutsu by combining the best aspects of each technique learned over time to become a prodigy in all forms of ninjutsu, genjutsu and taijutsu. If you want to know more about the : Kakashi of the sharingan.
9. Madara Uchiha
It is finally time to talk about the person who dictated the events leading up to Shinobi's Fourth World War. Yes, the person we're talking about is none other than the legendary Madara Uchiha 🌑 - a person so evil and evil that calling him "evil" won't even begin to describe his vile actions.
The fight that the different villages had to wage against this incredibly powerful shinobi cannot be translated into words. In fact, there is a good chance that he would have completely succeeded in his "Edo Tensei" plan 🏵️ had it not been for the betrayal of the White Zetsu.
8. Hashirama Senju
It is finally time to mention the first Hokage that shaped the Leaf Village 🍃 Hashirama Senju. Hashirama's responsibility to bring peace and order to a war-torn region is commendable.
Of course, one cannot talk about the power of the First Hokage without mentioning his unique technique of releasing wood 🌳 which has become a kind of signature. It is so rare that the only other person who can use this form of liberation is Yamato - and this is due to Orochimaru's experiments.
7. Sasuke Uchiha
The great rival of the protagonist of the series, who finally became his best friend, it is not necessary to be an expert to know why Sasuke Uchiha 🌑 is in the top of this ranking. After all, the last surviving member of the Uchiha clan has developed many techniques that have helped him stand out from the rest.
Sasuke's innate talent, coupled with the fact that he also receives the power of Hagoromo's Yin-Yang Liberation Ōtsutsuki, leads to a situation where Sasuke's powers transcend those of any modern-day ninja 🦸♂ . With the exception of one particular individual.
6. Naruto Uzumaki
The idea of placing Naruto Uzumaki above Sasuke in terms of power is something that will always divide hardcore fans in the middle. However, the fact that Naruto's huge pool of chakras is further enhanced by Kurama 🦊 means that he is ahead of Sasuke in terms of power.
Of course, just like Sasuke, Naruto was also fortunate enough to benefit from limitless power in the form of Yin-Yang liberation, ☯️ which allowed him to take his powers to a whole new level. Is it surprising that he ended up becoming the seventh Hokage?
5. Indra Ōtsutsuki
We've talked about Naruto and Sasuke, so now it's time to talk about the people who are reincarnated by them. Sasuke is the reincarnation of Indra ⚰️ - a shinobi who had all the natural talent in the world but was held back because of his arrogance.
The fact that he is considered to be the person who developed the whole concept of ninjutsu itself and who was at the origin of the Uchiha clan 🌙 should be sufficient proof of Indra's real power.
4. Asura Ōtsutsuki
But no matter how powerful Indra was, he still lived in the shadow of his younger brother, Asura. It was surprising because - at first - Asura didn't have any special talents. However, years of hard work and determination helped him bridge the gap between him and his brother, and eventually became the more powerful of the two warriors. 💪
He is credited with being at the origin of the Senju and Uzumaki clans, which is no small feat. In proving his worth, he was chosen to absorb the teachings of Hagoromo, ☯️ which enabled him to take advantage of his brother's defeat.
3. Kaguya Ōtsutsuki
The story of Kaguya Ōtsutsuki is both mystifying and frustrating. Arriving on Earth a thousand years ago, Kaguya was the first person to have chakra in his body. 🌊 This chakra was then distributed to his sons, Hamura and Hagoromo. While the initial period of Kaguya's reign was pleasant, things soon became chaotic.
Thus, his sons were forced to seal their own mother ⚱️ to put an end to these transgressions. Honestly, Kaguya deserves to be higher on the list, but the disappointing manner in which she is reintroduced and taken care of towards the end of the series is always a sore point for most fans and seriously diminishes her importance.
2. Hamura Ōtsutsuki
Unlike the Indra-Asura duo, Hagoromo and Hamura shared a relatively more harmonious relationship. 🌈 Maybe it's because or thanks to this famous common hatred they shared towards their mother... but we're getting off the subject. Hamura is one of the most powerful shinobi of all time. ⌛
The fact that he was the first person to develop the Byakugan should be sufficient proof of his power, but he is also credited with founding the Byakugan Clan. 🔨
1. Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki
The sons of Kaguya Ōtsutsuki occupy respectively the second and first place in this list. While Hamura is certainly one of the most powerful ninjas of all time, 🏆 Hagoromo is just ahead of him thanks to the panoply of techniques and raw power he has at his disposal. It is not for nothing that he is called the Wise Man of the Six Ways.
While the members of the Ōtsutsuki clan mentioned above have certainly shaped the ninja world in their own way, 🐱👤 none of them have been as influential as Hagoromo. He is considered the ancestor of the Shinobi world and created the ninja world itself through his teachings from Ninshū.
As you can imagine, establishing a ranking with the best Ninjas of Naruto is not an easy thing. Our team based itself on the wars ⚔️ and the fights of the licenses Naruto Shippuden and Boruto You certainly have a ranking in the lead too!