Introduced : Chapter 1, Episode 1
Rank : Genin
Occupation : Ninja
Birthday : October 10th
Origin : Hidden Leaf Village
Abilities : Henge no Jutsu, Kawarimi no Jutsu Sexy no Jutsu, Harem no Jutsu, Kage Bushin no Jutsu, Kuchiyose no Jutsu. Rasengan, Naruto Rendan, Tajyuu Kage Bushin no Jutsu, Uzumaki Naruto: Clone Body Slam, Hidden Leaf Ancient Taijutsu Supreme Technique: 1,000 years of Pain, Shihou Hapou Shuriken no Maki, Rendan Nisen Naruto
The hero of the story, Uzumaki Naruto!! He is the Hidden Leaf's Number One Loudest Ninja, which is a title he more than lives up to. He breaks the rules, he has to be the centre of attention, his intelligence sinks below every other ninja, he is untalented in comparison with his fellow Academy students, he is outspoken and egotistical but most importantly: He has a Ninja spirit that never gives up! Naruto might be the bottom of his classes and might not be a genius of Ninjutsu but he is honest in everything he does, which is a quality every ninja should have. Being our hero, he has a unique ability that singles him out from any other character and, for once, it's not due to an Advanced Bloodline. Sealed within Naruto is a Nine-Tailed Demon Fox that attacked and almost destroyed the Hidden Leaf Village. This immeasurable power was preserved inside of a newborn babies body so that it couldn't return to demolish the Village again. That baby was Naruto. So, being the person to have sacrificed his body and future to save the village, you'd expect Naruto to be a hero and martyr in the eyes of the villagers. This, however, couldn't be farther from the truth.
As a child, Naruto was neglected and was only acknowledged as a monster and a demon boy who shouldn't be alive, let alone a Shinobi. He grew up without any parents, without the love of another person. In fact, Naruto has been entirely alone his entire life. So, it's no wonder he is always reaching out for people's attention. This explains why he played the clown of the class in the Ninja academy. He always wanted someone to be looking at him, to acknowledge he existed, even at the expense of his reputation and education. In the short term it worked, all the children laughed at him and exclaimed what a funny guy he was, but it still didn't make him feel wanted by anyone. The children's parents would still grimace in his direction and talk about him behind his back, which ultimately put him back where he started. From his dejection, Naruto grew up to have a dream that he would devote his life to, no matter what happened. That dream was to be the Hidden Leaf Villages Hokage and have everyone acknowledge Naruto as the Villages best and strongest Ninja. A very difficult dream to accomplish, especially when he had nobody to support his ambition or to help him believe he could be anything he wanted. Until, he found that in his sensei, Iruka.
Iruka had a very similar childhood to Naruto and he understands the shadow of pain Naruto lives under. Iruka treated Naruto to ramen, he paid extra attention to Naruto outside of the academy, and, to ensure sure he would grow up into someone respectable, he disciplined Naruto sternly in the ninja academy. In Iruka, Naruto found a precious person who he would fight for. That was the type of person Naruto had never had before. Still, as time passed, Naruto found two more people who he would fight beside and die with. His rival, Uchiha Sasuke and his love interest, Haruno Sakura. These are the two people who mean the most to Naruto from very different reasons.
Sakura is a girl who Naruto has a soft spot for. It's not clear why he really likes her, but it's probably because she is cute and smartest rookie of Naruto's group. He's never actually admitted he loves her either, instead he does a much better job of annoying her and making him seem even more worthless by acting like an idiot that he's so used to doing. The other person who Naruto is connected with is Uchiha Sasuke, the last member of the Uchiha clan and a genius rookie who is the strongest ninja in the academy. Naruto hates Sasuke more than anyone he's ever met. He is a guy who always acts cool and gets the attention of everyone and the majority the girls. This includes Sakura, who is probably the biggest Sasuke fan in the academy. All of these things, and the fact Sasuke doesn't even need to try to succeed as an excellent ninja, annoy Naruto. So, Naruto makes a point of working hard so that Sasuke doesn't continue to steal the limelight and also wants Sasuke's recognition that Naruto is his equal. Through the story, the relationship between these three changes a great deal, but this is how things stand between them at the beginning.
So, with the power of the Nine-Tails at his aid, Naruto has a colossal amount of chakra that accompanies his seemingly endless stamina perfectly. On the whole, Naruto is well established for any type of Ninja skill and out of all the characters, he seems to have the largest inventory. In this list, there is the Kinjutsu, Kage Bushin no Jutsu. This is similar to Bushin no Jutsu, but instead of creating the illusion of multiplication, it actually creates actual clones of Naruto that can fight and hold things. This is Naruto's favourite technique! He also has the infamous Sexy no Jutsu. This crazy technique involves using the Henge no Jutsu to turn into a hot chick and give the (male) adults a geyser or a nosebleed, knocking them out instantly. This technique is a little ridiculous, but that's Naruto for you!
In Naruto part 2, In the second part of the story, after a two-and-a-half year time skip, Naruto shows physical growth, sports a new outfit, and appears to not only have increased in strength, speed, and techniques, but intelligence as well. However, according to Tsunade, Naruto is also slowly adopting some of Jiraiya's perverted traits. During his apprenticeship under Jiraiya, Naruto was able to read the latest of the "Icha Icha" series written by Jiraiya, although when he presents a copy to Kakashi, he says he thought it was boring.
It seems Naruto's feelings for Sakura have matured. He does not seem to have a child-like crush anymore. They have a very easy time communicating with each other, despite the nearly three-year separation. They are capable of having a casual conversation together, and they seem to like spending time together. Naruto is now noticeably taller than Sakura and some of his other friends. (In Part I, he is made fun of for being shorter than her.)
It is when Team 7 was on the way to Sunagakure that Naruto revealed to Sakura and Temari that the Kyubi was sealed inside him. She sympathizes with him, as does Temari, who is very grateful to Naruto for the change in her little brother, Gaara.
It is also shown that Sasuke's defection still affects Naruto and Sakura, and when the whole of Team 7 finally meets after two and a half years, Sasuke greets them, as he did when they became a team, with cold indifference, and says he doesn't care if he becomes Orochimaru's vessel as long as Itachi will die. He even attempts to kill Sakura and Naruto. Later, after Sasuke leaves with Orochimaru and Kabuto, Naruto and Sakura are clearly upset that he is no longer the Sasuke they knew.
Naruto has displayed a few new abilities since the start of Part II. Sometime during his training with Jiraiya, Naruto accidentally transformed into a four-tailed form of the Kyubi without his remembering. In this form, Naruto loses all control of himself and cannot remember what happens during this state. He becomes an unrestrainable beast who attacks anyone he sees. Jiraiya claims that this is one of the only two times in his life when he nearly died C the first was an incident with Tsunade in which she beat him within an inch of his life for being a pervert. During Naruto's battle with Orochimaru, he gets angry to the point of turning into the four-tailed Kyubi. Orochimaru states that this form is powerful enough to actually kill him.
Naruto has greatly improved his ninjutsu and taijutsu post-timeskip, as well as becoming a much better tactician. He managed to catch Kakashi by surprise during his second bell test, and even used Kakashi's obsession to Icha Icha Paradise to his advantage. Kakashi even said that Naruto has become more cunning. Apparently, Naruto is starting to wield and become more skilled with weapons (other than regular kunai or shurikens), as seen in the Rescue Gaara arc.
Naruto has also developed a new version of the Rasengan, titled the Great Ball Rasengan, which is a more powerful version of the normal Rasengan. Naruto uses both his and his clone's hand to control it due its unstable nature. During his battle with Itachi, Naruto utilizes this new technique to defeat him, only to realize that he had defeated a clone of Itachi formed by the Akatsuki leader's Shapeshifting Technique.
Recently, Kakashi has been training Naruto to alter the nature of his chakra, in order for Naruto to create a jutsu that is unique to him. Yamato has been helping by controlling the Kybui's chakra and building various structures for Naruto to train with. Though this normally takes a long time to do, there is a trick that speeds up the process. By creating one thousand clones of himself, Naruto can complete twenty years worth of training in just one week. Most ninja are unable to train using this method due to a lack of chakra and stamina, something Naruto doesn't need to worry about. Because the clones are linked to Naruto, he remembers everything they experience after they disperse. Naruto was ignorant of this fact until told by Kakashi, despite his near-constant use of the technique. Kakashi also helps Naruto to discover the nature of his chakra through a special form of paper that reacts differently to chakra. When Naruto channels his chakra into the paper, it splits in half, indicating that Naruto has an affinity for wind.
The first part of Naruto's training involves him and his many clones trying to cut a leaf in their hands with chakra alone. Whenever one makes progress, it disperses itself so each clone gains the knowledge. During this time, Naruto asks Kakashi if there are any other wind element users, so Kakashi points him to Asuma. Asuma gives one of Naruto's clones some pointers by explaining how he uses his trench knives, but not before getting Naruto to cover his team's next party dinner. After a while, he disperses every single clone, allowing him to gain all their knowledge at once, but also causing extreme mental fatigue. He does this again to complete his training.
The second part of Naruto's training involves the same technique, but with a much bigger object: in this case, a waterfall. Yamato had created it earlier as a demonstration. At first he fails to even stop the water, but an argument with Kakashi over the need to get stronger than Sasuke makes Naruto even more determined. That night, Naruto sees a shooting star and is reminded why he is doing this training. On the next try, Naruto and his clones split the waterfall all the way across, completely severing it from side to side. He disperses his clones once more, leaving him both tired and hungry.
With the second step done, Naruto can start creating his first original jutsu. Before they can begin, however, Kakashi says that he wants to show Naruto something special. What exactly this may be is left unknown.