Hey guys! Hope you all are doing well. In this post, I’ll be talking about the top 10 side characters in Naruto. So, what is a side character? It is a supporting character in the story that may not be the centre of the main story but appears or is shown enough to be considered a prominent character and not a cameo or a useless character.

Let’s begin the list of top 10 side characters in Naruto

10. Shikamaru
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Shikamaru Nara is the current leader of the Nara clan. In Naruto series, he was one of Naruto Uzumaki’s closest friends. Shikamaru was involved in one of the most prominent fights against Akatsuki. He made a perfect plan to get rid of the immortal Hidan and also played a prominent role in the Fourth Great War.

9. Gaara
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Gaara at first was introduced as a negative character in the series. Later, he became one of the best friends of Naruto Uzumaki. Gaara became the youngest Kazekage of Sunagakure and still remains the Kazekage even after all these years. Gaara has the ability to manipulate sand at will and also has the magnet release kekkei genkai but, that has been just shown in the novel and not in the manga or anime.

8. Minato
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Minato Namikaze was the fourth Hokage of Konohagakure. Even though he was long dead when Naruto series began but, his role later in developing Naruto’s personality was damn important and also when he was reanimated during the Fourth Great War he was the one who was instrumental in turning Obito to the side of heroes and taught Naruto again some valuable lessons.

7. Jiraiya
Jiraiya is one of the legendary Sannin of Konohagakure. His death prior to Pain invasion of Konohagakure still remains one of the most dramatic things in the series. Jiraiya was the teacher of Naruto Uzumaki. He taught him a lot of things and the most important of them being the Rasengan. Jiraiya still remains one of the fan favourite characters of Naruto series.

6. Itachi Uchiha
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Itachi Uchiha was the one who massacred his whole clan for the sake of his village. He always made sure to protect Konohagakure and Sasuke Uchiha from the shadows. He is simply the most selfless person we have seen in the whole of NarutoVerse. Even when he was reanimated he ended up saving Konohagakure once again by eliminating Kabuto Yakushi and undoing his reanimation jutsu.

5. Obito Uchiha
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Obito Uchiha was a genin of Konohagakure. He was manipulated in the most awful manner possible by Madara Uchiha. He was the orchestrator of the Fourth Great War. Obito Uchiha was the student of Minato Namikaze and a friend of Kakashi Hatake. Obito Uchiha realised that he was being manipulated by Madara during the Fourth Great War and he then tried his best to help Kakashi and others to seal Kaguya Otsutsuki.

4. Madara Uchiha
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Madara Uchiha was the main villain of Naruto series. His character was indeed an awesome one and all the fans have a soft spot for him in their hearts. Madara Uchiha became almost invincible when he became the Jinchuuriki of the Ten-Tails beast. Madara was easily able to compete with the six paths Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha.

3. Kakashi Hatake
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Kakashi Hatake is easily the most fan favourite among the side characters in NarutoVerse. Kakashi Hatake’s personality is still awesome. He never loses his head in a battle. Kakashi Hatake in the last moments of the war got the double Mangekyou Sharingan which kind of also made him invincible. Kakashi had a prominent role throughout the series almost in every arc as the captain of Team 7.

2. Sakura Haruno
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Sakura Haruno is another one of the prominent side characters in the Naruto series. She was the member of Naruto’s team 7 and for the most part. Sakura Haruno grew both as a character and a person gradually in the series. Sakura became extremely powerful after inheriting her teacher’s powers.

1. Sasuke Uchiha
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Well, Sasuke Uchiha has to be the most important among the side characters in NarutoVerse. He gave Naruto Uzumaki the purpose to overcome his weaknesses and become the ultimate Hokage. Sasuke was both Naruto’s best friend and his best rival. His role is awesome and important in the whole of series. Right now he is known as the Other Hokage of Konohagakure.

That is it from today’s post on top 10 side characters in NarutoVerse. If you do not agree with the points in the post and have some of your own opinions, share them with us in the comments section down below. Keep visiting TheAnimeScrolls for more information about Anime, Manga and movies.

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