The Naruto franchise is one of the longest-running anime of all time. It ran for 15 years, split between two parts. The original series aired from 2002-2007 and followed Naruto when he was 12 to 13 years old.
Naruto Shippuden is the direct sequel to the original series and takes place two and half years later. It followed Naruto’s adventure in his teenage years, from 15-17 years old. The series ran from 2007-2017.
Many characters had their heights confirmed at various times while the show aired. In this article, we will provide accurate details on some of the main characters’ heights and how they grew throughout the story.
Find out How Tall the Characters in Naruto are:
|Character||Height Part 1||Height Part 2|
|Naruto Uzumaki||4’9″ (144.8 cm) – 4’10” (147.3 cm)||5’6″ (167.6 cm)|
|Jiraiya||6’3″ (190.5 cm)||n/a1|
|Sasuke Uchiha||4’11” (149.9 cm) – 5″ (152.4 cm)||5’6″ (167.6 cm)|
|Sakura Haruno||4’11” (149.9 cm) – 5″ (152.4 cm)||5’3″ (160 cm)|
|Kakashi Hatake||5’11” (180.3 cm)||n/a1|
|Itachi Uchiha||5’8″ (172.7 cm)||5’10” (177.8 cm)|
|Hinata Hyūga||4’9″ (144.8 cm) – 4’10” (147.3 cm)||5’2 (157.5 cm)|
|Neji Hyūga||5’2″ (157.5 cm)||5’8″ (172.7 cm)|
|Gaara||4’9″ (144.8 cm) – 4’10” (147.3 cm)||5’5″ (165.1 cm)|
|Rock Lee||5’2″ (157.5 cm) – 5’3″ (160 cm)||5’7″ (170.2 cm)|
|Orochimaru||5’10” (177.8 cm)||5’7″ (170.2 cm)|
|Tsunade Senju||5’4″ (162.6 cm)||n/a1|
|Madara Uchiha||n/a2||5’10” (177.8 cm)|
|Obito Uchiha||5″ (152.4 cm)||5’8″ (172.7 cm) – 5’11” (180.3 cm)|
|Nagato||n/a2||5’9″ (175.3 cm)|
|Minato Namikaze||5’10” (177.8 cm)||n/a3|
|Kabuto Yakushi||5’9″ (175.3 cm)||5’10” (177.8 cm)|
Table of Contents
- Naruto Uzumaki
- Sasuke Uchiha
- Sakura Haruno
- Kakashi Hatake
- Itachi Uchiha
- Hinata Hyūga
- Neji Hyūga
- Rock Lee
- Tsunade Senju
- Madara Uchiha
- Obito Uchiha
- Minato Namikaze
- Kabuto Yakushi
In the original series, Naruto was short compared to his peers. He stood at around 4’9” (144.8 cm). His height remained relatively constant throughout the story, only increasing by one inch when the show ended, making him 4’10” (147.3 cm) tall.
In Naruto Shippuden, Naruto was no longer the brat of his childhood, growing to be a full-fledged Shinobi. And it’s not only his skills that improved, but his height did too. He was among the tallest in his age group, reaching a height of 5’6″ (167.6 cm). He remained at the same height for the rest of the series.
Approximately two years after the conclusion of part 2, The Last: Naruto the Movie aired, where Naruto was 5’11” (180.3 cm). He was the same height in Boruto.
Naruto Uzumaki is the protagonist of the series, and unlike most other shonen protagonists, he is not well-liked—not by the people of his village, at least. This was because he had a nine-tail fox monster inside of him—sealed by his father, the fourth Hokage. But among his fans, Naruto is one of the most adored anime characters.
He was hellbent on becoming a Hokage. A title that is only achievable by a strong shinobi who is recognized and loved by everyone. Eventually, he achieves his goal.
Excluding his well-featured appearance and genius talent, Sasuke was average in height in Naruto, reaching 4’11” (149.9 cm). He was 5’0” (152.4 cm) by the end of the series, making him the tallest genin on Team 7.
After the time skip, Sasuke had the same height as Naruto at 5’6” (167.6 cm). Some fans may argue otherwise because he looked slightly taller in the famous reunion between the two in episode 51 of Naruto Shippuden. But rest assured, they were of the same height at the time of their meeting.
For the rest of Naruto Shippuden, Sasuke stays at the same height. We see him again in Boruto, and he is 5’11” (180.3 cm), the same as Naruto again. These two are just the perfect duo, with their height and all.
Sasuke Uchiha’s reason for becoming a shinobi was to get revenge on his brother, Itachi, the perpetrator behind his clan’s slaughter. After completing his training, Sasuke joins Team 7 with Naruto and Sakura. Despite his cold nature, Sasuke soon becomes friends with them, especially with Naruto.
However, seeing Naruto’s fast progress leaves him frustrated and afraid—so much so that he comes to believe that he can’t defeat his brother while training in Team 7. So, he leaves the village to achieve greater power and becomes an international criminal in the process.
However, once he learns of the truth behind his brother’s actions, he returns stronger and plays an important part in ending the Fourth Shinobi World War. After his final fight with Naruto, Sasuke becomes a changed man, willing to protect the village and his family.
Sakura was the only girl in Team 7, but she didn’t lose in term heights compared to her male counterparts. In fact, at the start of the series, she had a height of 4’11” (149.9 cm), making her the tallest member along with Sasuke. When part 1 ended, Sakura was 5″ (152.4) tall, again the same as Sasuke.
We see Sakura as a grown-up in the sequel, but with no significant improvement in the height department. She reaches 5’3” (160 cm) in Shippuden. In Boruto, Sakura was 5’5” (165.1 cm), making her the shortest among the Team 7 trio.
Sakura may have had the most character development between part 1 and part 2. In the beginning, she is a character with no confidence in her ability and is emotionally vulnerable, which sometimes leads her team to danger.
However, in the second series, while she still has her emotional insecurities, she matures greatly and does whatever it takes to protect Naruto and Sasuke. She has the strength to do that, which came from studying under the Fifth Hokage herself. No longer a maiden in distress, Sakura helps defeat Kaguya and bring stability to the shinobi world.
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With a height of 6’3” (190.5 cm), Jiraiya was a massive man. If you include his Geta (traditional Japanese shoes), you can add another 7 cm to his height. Jiraiya was an elderly man in his late 50s, so his height remained the same throughout the story.
He had a lot of tricks up his sleeves, but he is not Orochimaru, so there are no body-transfer shenanigans and no height changes here. Fun fact: In his childhood, Jiraiya was 5’1” (153 cm) tall.
Despite his perverted antics, Jiraiya is one of the three legendary Sannins of the Hidden Leaf Village. He took Naruto under his wing to protect him from outside threats (mostly Akatsuki).
Together, they go on a journey where Jiraiya trains Naruto for over two years. Naruto Shippuden starts right after the conclusion of their training.
Many people misjudge Kakashi’s height because his slim build makes him appear taller than he is. Even so, he is plenty tall, standing at 5’11” (180.3 cm) in Naruto. He remains the same height going forward because he was already a fully-grown man in his late 20s in the first series.
As a genin, Kakashi was shorter than average, standing at 4’7” (146 cm), making him shorter than Naruto when he was Naruto’s age.
Kakashi always lived with a carefree attitude. However, everyone relied on him because he was one of the strongest shinobis in the village.
Kakashi was the ever-so-reliable leader of Team 7. He glued the misfits together and taught them important lessons like teamwork and friendship, something he himself learned when he was a genin.
His signature trait was the Sharingan in his left eye, given to him by Obito in the third shinobi war. It allowed him to copy Jutsus by just seeing them, earning him monikers the Copy Ninja and Kakashi of the Sharingan.
Kakashi became the sixth Hokage due to his strength and unparalleled charisma after the Fourth Shinobi World War.
This guy seems so mature that everyone forgets that he is a teenager. Itachi was only 18 years old and 5’8” (172.7 cm) when he appeared first in Naruto. He is 21 years old and 5’10” (177.8 cm) in Naruto Shippuden.
As a kid, Itachi was average in height at 4’1” (125 cm). He was 130 cm tall in his genin days and reached 4’8” (148 cm) by the time he became an Anbu captain. At the time of the Uchiha massacre, Itachi was 5’5” (170 cm).
Itachi Uchiha was a character with grit and determination like no other. He graduated from the academy at the mere age of 7 and became an Anbu captain at the age of 12. Despite his Uchiha heritage, he was never arrogant about his accomplishments or skills. And he was one of the few to never mistreat Naruto.
Itachi killed everyone in the Uchiha, which spurred Sasuke on the path of vengeance. However, he had reasons for doing all of these horrible things—including joining Akatsuki. He did them to protect Konoha and his brother.
After he was resurrected through Edo Tensei, Itachi learned that his plans had failed and Sasuke was still planning revenge—this time against the village for using Itachi. Fortunately, he patched things up with Sasuke before disappearing for good.
At the start of the original Naruto, the Hyūga Princess was 4’9” (144.8 cm), making her the second tallest among the girls. She didn’t grow much for the rest of part 1, reaching only 4’10” (147.3 cm).
At the beginning of part 2, Hinata had grown considerably taller, reaching 5’2” (157.5 cm). Her height didn’t change for the rest of the series. She was 5’3″ (160 cm) tall at the beginning of Boruto, though.
Excluding Sasuke, Hinata has the most distinguished bloodline among the main cast of characters. She was once the heiress of the elite Hyūga clan, but she was forced to step down after being deemed unsuitable.
However, meeting with Naruto and her friends in Team 10 helped her find the confidence to confront her weaknesses and restore her relationship with the Hyūga clan.
Hinata’s motivation for strength has always been Naruto. Throughout the story, it has been shown again and again how much she cares for him. Fortunately, her dedication and determination touched Naruto’s heart, and the two married.
Neji was one year older than the main cast of characters, so it’s reasonable that he is taller. As a genin, he was one of the tallest, reaching 5’2 (157.5 cm). He started off at 5’8” (172.7 cm) in Naruto Shippuden, when he was 17 years old.
Sadly, we never got to see him grow further, as he passed away in the war against Akatsuki. However, his death played an important role in Naruto’s character development.
From the beginning, Neji was considered a genius comparable to Sasuke. However, he realized his full potential only after his defeat against Naruto.
Neji Hyūga was part of one of the branch houses of the Hyūga clan, which made him a servant to the main branch. He was resigned to his fate as a servant, unable to achieve anything. However, after his encounter with Naruto, Neji changes and starts believing in himself as a person capable of shaping his own future.
Gaara, similar to Naruto, was a Jinchuriki and housed a monster inside him. But they had another thing in common—their height. Gaara, at the beginning of part 1 was 4’9” (144.8 cm). And by the time the show ended, he was measured 4’10” (147.3 cm), the same as Naruto.
However, they had different heights in Shippuden, and Gaara fell behind. He was 5’5” (165.1 cm) in part 2 and just 5’7” (170.2 cm) at the beginning of Boruto. From part 1 to part 2, Gaara grew the least among characters his age. Well, it doesn’t make him any less cool or attractive!
As a Jinchuriki of the one-tails Shukaku, Gaara faced the same treatment as Naruto—only he had no one to protect him. This experience turned him into a cold and merciless person, willing to kill anyone in his path. However, he changes after Naruto beats him and makes him realize that he is not alone.
The next we see him, Gaara had become the Fifth Kazekage of the Sand Village, much to Naruto’s astonishment.
Our Gejimaryu (bushy eyebrows) boy was among the tallest genin in part 1, standing at 5’2” (157.5 cm). He was bigger than Naruto by a couple of inches. When the original series ended, he was 5’3” (160 cm).
Lee grew significantly at the start of part 2, reaching 5’7” (170.3 cm), still slightly taller than our protagonist. For the remainder of the series, he stayed at this height. His growth slowed down after that, as he reached 5’8” (172.7 cm) in Boruto—finally losing to Naruto (not that it was ever a competition).
Rock Lee is an energetic boy with an optimistic personality. You would never think he was someone branded as a failure because of his incapability to use genjutsu and ninjutsu. So, he worked harder than anyone else in training, polishing his taijutsu to an inhumane level.
Everyone agrees that Orochimaru is weird and kind of creepy. Just think about it. Who else can shapeshift and shed their skin like a snake? He is also the only character who shrinks between part 1 and part 2.
When Orochimaru first appeared in Naruto, he was 5’10” (177.8 cm). However, after changing his body in Naruto Shippuden, he was just 5’7” (170.2 cm). An interesting fact is that he was the same height as Jiraiya in their childhood. They were both 5’1” (153 cm) in Team Hiruzen.
However, height was the only thing they had in common. Unlike Jiraiya, Orochimaru had a twisted personality and pursued immortality for the sake of obtaining all knowledge in the world.
So, he started doing experimentation on his fellow shinobis, which resulted in him fleeing from the village. Later, Orochimaru tried to destroy Konoha as retaliation and show off his abilities to his former comrades. Orochimaru eventually realized his wrongdoings and became a better person at the end of Naruto Shippuden.
From part 1 to part 2, Tsunade remained at 5’4” (162.6 cm). Despite her young appearance, Tsunade was in her 50s and unable to grow any further. If you include her high-heel sandals, she would seem five centimeters taller.
In her time in Team Hiruzen, Tsunade was 4’8” (147 cm) tall, making her the shortest among her fellow Sannins in both their childhood and adult times.
Tsunade was the best medical ninja in the series, capable of healing the worst injuries. That doesn’t mean she is weak. In fact, she could break boulders with her bare hands, earning her the title of the strongest kunoichi.
She was also the granddaughter of the First Hokage, Senju Hashirama, putting her on top of the elite list. Combining her bloodline with insane medical ninjutsu and absurd strength made her an obvious choice to be a Hokage and a Sannin.
Unable to take the loss of her loved ones, Tsunade left the village and turned to a life of drinking and gambling. Upon meeting Naruto and seeing the boy’s determination, Tsunade returned to the village as the Fifth Hokage and vowed to never lose a precious one ever again, starting with Naruto.
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Fan or not, you’ve probably heard of this guy. Madara Uchiha is a badass villain with overpowered strength and charisma. He didn’t appear until Naruto Shippuden and was mentioned briefly in part 1 as a legendary shinobi on par with the First Hokage, Hashirama.
In Naruto Shippuden, Madara was as tall as his clanmate Itachi, reaching 5’10” (177.8 cm). When he first met Hashirama as a child, he was 4’8” (143 cm).
Madara, along with his rival and friend Senju Hashirama, was the founder of Konohagakure. Once friends, they turned on each other due to their differences, resulting in Madara’s death. Or that’s how it seemed. In reality, he was alive all along, sharpening his fangs. When he died, he left everything to his successor Obito until he was resurrected again.
Madara almost succeeded in his goals until we find out he too was a pawn of another. By the end, Madara learned from his mistakes and reconciled with his friend Hashirama before disappearing.
Obito couldn’t beat Kakashi as a shinobi when they were young, but there was one area where he had his genius friend beat—and that was height. Obito was 5” (152.4 cm), making him a couple of centimeters taller than Kakashi in their genin days.
He had an impressive growth spurt in part 2, reaching 5’8” (172.7 cm). As an adult, Obito had a height of 5’11” (180.3 cm), making him taller than most of the other characters.
While we find out how important of a character Obito is in Shippuden, he first appeared in a series of special episodes called the Kakashi Chronicles in the original Naruto. He was part of Team Minato with Kakashi and Rin.
Obito died in the Third Shinobi World War, passing his Sharingan to Kakashi. In a surprising turn of events, it was revealed that he was saved by an old Madara and was manipulated into becoming his pawn. Obito was the one who started the Fourth Shinobi World War on behalf of Madara.
Nagato was the mastermind behind Pain and the figurehead of Akatsuki. He first appeared as an antagonist in Naruto Shippuden where he was 5’9” (175.3 cm). He was introduced in his 30s, so his height remained the same until his passing.
When he lived with his parents, Nagato was 4’8” (149 cm) tall. He measured 5’3” (163 cm) when Jiraiya finished training him along with his friends, Yahiko and Konan.
Nagato comes from the Uzumaki clan, a lineage from the Konoha, the same as Naruto. However, he was born and raised in Amegakure. Ironically, his parents were killed by Shinobis from the Hidden Leaf Village.
After the loss of his family, Nagato meets two other orphans on a battlefield, Yahiko and Konan. Together, they start a vigilante group that later comes to be known as the Akatsuki.
After Yahiko dies due to a conspiracy, Nagato becomes cold and merciless. To achieve his goal, he didn’t hesitate to devastate Konoha and kill countless from the village, including Kakashi. However, he comes around after talking with Naruto and leaves his dream of a peaceful world to him after reviving the people he killed.
Minato didn’t have any part to play in the original series other than a few mentions here and there. He was officially introduced in Naruto Shippuden, and we could see that he was quite tall, reaching 5’10 (177.8 cm). When he saved Kushina from the Hidden Cloud Village, Minato was 4’8” (147 cm).
Minato achieved hero status after sacrificing his life and sealing the Nine-Tailed Fox in his child, Naruto. He was a genius, and it showed when we learned that he intended for Naruto to control that power so he could defeat the mastermind behind the village’s attack. In the original series, Naruto took inspiration from Minato and dreamed of becoming a Hokage.
While Minato was the fourth Hokage, he was known in the Shinobi world as the Yellow Flash of the Leaf. He earned this moniker because of how fast he moved in battle. Even someone like the Fourth Raikage believed Minato was undefeatable. It goes to show how powerful he truly was.
Kabuto was first introduced in Naruto. He was 5’9” (175.3 cm). In the second part, he grew a couple of centimeters, making him 5’10” (177.8 cm). When Nono found him as a child, Kabuto was 3’9” (120 cm) and reached 4’9″ (150 cm) when he left the orphanage.
Kabuto was more brain than brawn. When fighting, he employed a number of tactics to outsmart his opponents. He was also an excellent medical ninja, which is why Orochimaru took him on as his assistant.
After the supposed death of his teacher/employer, Kabuto decides to serve no one and become his own master. He takes over Orochimaru’s research and becomes a key figure in the Fourth Shinobi World War. Kabuto learned his lessons and was finally able to find himself as a result of his defeat to Itachi. He paid back the debt by healing the dying Sasuke later in the story.
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