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Women in Naruto
One of Naruto's greatest draws is its diverse cast, showcasing complex characters with various powers. Throughout the show's lengthy run, we've seen dozens of gals wielding amazing techniques, many of us growing up hoping to find similar partners in real life. So, with hundreds of episodes available, which ladies most enthralled us? These are the ten hottest Naruto girls!
Fūka's the one for you if you're into crazy chicks who might kill you. You know, thrills. Very much a femme fatale, Fūka's ultimate technique involves sucking someone's soul through lip contact. Basically, she's to Naruto what Poison Ivy is to Batman.
Skilled with Water Release jutsu, Ameno can both heal and attack competently. It's a shame she's not in the series more, as she's basically Katara, caring and steadfast in helping strangers.
Assistant to the Fourth Raikage, Mabui is a serious but devoted and respectful ally. Her unique "Heavenly Transfer" skill lets her transport matter at the speed of light, effectively letting her instantly teleport items (and people, although it's risky).
Sadly, Mabui was killed by the Ten-Tails attack on shinobi headquarters.
7. Kushina Uzumaki
Husband: Minato Namikaze
Impulsive and stubborn, Naruto's mother is also caring and devoted to her husband, having fallen for him after he rescued her from a kidnapping. Kushina's unique chakra lets her contain the Nine-Tails, and she and Minato give their lives to protect their village from the beast's power.
For a fairly minor character, Shizuka has a tragic backstory, having lost her first love. But with Naruto's help, she opens her heart again, and she shows a fair amount of skill, able to pressure him in their battle.
The fifth Hokage, Tsunade is renowned as the world's best healer, despite her reputation as a lazy worker and notorious gambler. But when she puts her mind to it, she's a formidable foe. Tsunade looks stunning for a woman in her 50s, though she uses a transformation technique to maintain her youthful appearance.
Although they never officially got together, Tsunade harbored feelings for Naruto's mentor Jiraiya.
4. Hinata Hyūga
Husband: Naruto Uzumaki
Timid and kind-hearted, Hinata was at first bullied for her apparent battle ineptness, but with Naruto's encouragement, she gradually gains confidence and hones her martial arts. The two eventually marry and she mothers Boruto, the sequel's protagonist.
Hinata's uniquely-colored eyes are the result of her Byakugan, a powerful dōjutsu that gives almost 360° vision.
Leader of her team, Samui is as quiet as she is beautiful, only speaking when absolutely necessary. Still, she's a mature and knowledgeable warrior, and it's a shame we don't get to see her in more battles.
2. Sakura Haruno
Husband: Sasuke Uchiha
Although she has a reputation among fans as being nearly useless compared to her teammates, Sakura nonetheless garners several male admirers, including both Naruto and Sasuke. And despite her at-times questionable power, she does bear considerable healing prowess, having been trained by Tsunade herself.
1. Ino Yamanaka
Husband: Sai Yamanaka
Sakura's childhood frenemy, Ino used to compete with her over Sasuke, but eventually finds her own romance with teammate Sai. Either way, she's a bubbly and intelligent ninja, and she shares several abilities with Sakura, proficient in both healing and taijutsu. Perhaps her strongest power is mind control jutsu, letting her brainwash enemies in combat or utilize animals for spying.
Girls in Boruto
Though the original anime and manga have concluded, Naruto's legacy continues in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, which gives even more prominence to women thanks to Sasuke and Sakura's daughter Sarada. But for now, as we await their upcoming adventures, vote for your favorite crush and I'll see you at our next anime countdown!
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