Naruto, Naruto Shippuden and Boruto Naruto Next Generation are one of the most popular manga and anime. With such a great story and a lot of taught lessons to their fans.
It is very hard to choose between characters from Naruto and Boruto franchise. It does not matter will you choose by power, strength or just your favorite but it is really hard. On example if you want to choose by power there is Otsutsuki clan members who are very powerful and it is hard to chose the most powerful character. Some of characters will be mentioned because they are worth of mentioned. Naruto have not just a lot of characters, but a lot of quality characters.If you look at the fans you will see a lot of different fans with different favorite character and different opinion of most powerful character. It is proof Naruto was such a great anime, one of the greatest anime of all time and results do not lie, on site list25.com Naruto Shippuden is on 7th place in front of such popular anime as Dragon Ball Z or Bleach and on site ranker.com Naruto is 5th and Naruto Shippuden 4th in front of Hunter x Hunter or Fairy Tail.Also Naruto manga was one of the most popular and and of the most best selling manga together with Dragon Ball and One Piece.
Characters worth mentioning Minato Namikaze(Fourth Hokage), Hiruzen Sarutobi(Third Hokage), Hashirama Senju(First Hokage), Jiraiya, Obito Uchiha, Kushina Uzumaki, Hinata Hyuga, Sakura Haruno, Tsunade(Fifth Hokage), Konohamaru Sarutobi, Shikamaru Nara, Choji Akimichi, Asuma Sarutobi, Fugaku Uchiha, Shisui Uchiha, Rock Lee, Ino Yamanaka, Sai, Temari, Gaara(Fifth Kazekage), A(Fourth Raikage), Darui(Fifth Raikage), Omoi, Killer Bee, Nagato Uzumaki(Pain), Konan, Yahiko, Gengetsu Hozuki(Second Mizukage), Mei Terumi(Fifth Mizukage), Chojuro(Sixth Mizukage), Muu(Second Tsuchikage), Onoki(Third Tsuchikage), Kurotsuchi(Fourth Tsuchikage), Karin Uzumaki, Suigetsku Hozuki, Jugo, Metal Lee, Shikadai Nara, Inojin Yamanaka, Iwabe, Denki Kaminarimon, Chocho Akimichi, Mirai Sarutobi, Shinki Gaara' son, Kawaki, Kaguya Otsutsuki, Hagoromo Otsutsuki, Hamura Otsutsuki, Asura Otsutsuki, Indra Otsutsuki, Momoshiki Otsutsuki, Urashiki Otsutsuki, Toneri Otsutsuki, Jigen, Koji Kashin, Tailed Beasts in order: Shukaku(One tail), Matatabi(Two tails), Isobu(Three tails), Son Goku(Four Tails), Kokuo(Five Tails), Saiken(Six Tails), Chomei(Seven Tails), Gyuki(Eight Tails), Kurama(Nine Tails), Summoning Toads Gamakichi, Gamabunta, Gamamaru, Gamaken, Gamahiro, Gamagoro, Fukasaku, Shima, Summoning Snakes Aoda, Garaga, White Snake Sage, Summoning Monkeys Enma King of Monkeys, Enra, etc. there are a lot of characters can not be mentioned all.
The list of 10 spoilers alert
10.Kakashi Hatake(Sixth Hokage)
Kakashi is the shinobi of the Hidden Leaf Village.He is former Sixth Hokage.He pass on the title of Hokage to Naruto Uzumaki( Seventh Hokage).He is known in Naruto franchise as man who lost everything from father, family to the friends and teacher.He was known as the Kakashi of the Sharingan as his friend Obito Uchiha gave him the Sharingan in left eye.He used the Sharingan quite well even he is not from Uchiha clan.He was born in Hatake clan as talented shinobi. As his father Sakumo Hatake was very famous in the village and very strong shinobi with alias Leaf Village White Fang. When his father made a suicide because of mission failed, he started to lose everything. In the war he lost his teammate and friend then when the Nine Tailed Fox attacked village his teacher died. Then his other teammate died by his hand unintentionally in attack of Mist Shinobi. He found the peace in dark by killing other people for the village. He became a Anbu Black Ops where he met Yamato amd Itachi. He become a leader of the Anbu team because of his skills.After his career as Black Ops the Third Hokage offered him to became a teacher and leader of low level ninjas. So he accepted and become the leader of Team 7 which member was Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno. In Great Ninja War he find out his friend who gave him Sharingan Obito Uchiha did not died. Obito was alive but he now do not wanted to be a shinobi and he hated world because his child love and teammate Rin died, he just wanted to made a real peace and he was manipulated by Madara Uchiha. Kakashi battle with Obito and together with Naruto showed him real way of life so Obito became good old Obito Uchiha which kid dream was to be Hokage. They together beat first Madara Uchiha who was same manipulated by Black Zetsu in order to Black Zetsu return Kaguya Otsutsuki back.Then they all together beat Kaguya and Obito died in that battle. Kakashi on the end lost his Sharingan which Obito previously gave to him so that was the end of Kakashi of Sharingan. After the war he became Sixth Hokage and his era as Hokage was quite peaceful except incident with Toneri Otsutsuki which was in the movie(Naruto the Last Movie).Now he is former Hokage and he can maybe again achieve titleof Hokage as he is still alive because Naruto is possibly unable to return on position Hokage as he is sealed away.
9.Tobirama Senju(Second Hokage)
Tobirama was Second Hokage of Village Hidden in the Leaves.He was known as an Inventor because of his knowledge of inventing jutsu. He invented a lot of jutsu as Shadow Clone jutsu who was Naruto's most used jutsu, also there as Forbidden jutsu as Reanimation jutsu which Tobirama invented. He was appeared in Great Ninja War Naruto Shippuden anime episodes, before that he was just mentioned by some of characters. Tobirama showed his strength and his love for Leaf Village in this episodes. He was the younger brother of Hashirama Senju known as First Hokage. His story was painful from the beginning because of constantly fights and wars with the shinobi of different clans. In the past there was not such thing as village so clans fought each other. The most known battle in this period of time was one between Senju and Uchiha clan who later was founders and the first clans who made an agreement of peace and found a village(Village Hidden in the Leaves). Later Tobirama's story was as an assistant and first adviser of First Hokage until he himself became a Hokage, which died in heroic death of protecting his comrades.
Mitsuki is know as the son of Orochimaru. He was from Sound Village where Orochimaru live but he become Leaf Village shinobi. He is the member of New Team 7 together with Boruto Uzumaki and Sarada Uchiha with teacher and leader of the team Konohamaru Sarutobi. He is one of the strongest in new generation and probably will be one of the strongest characters in the future of Boruto manga and anime. It is not clear how Mitsuki was born because but he is a synthetic human made by Orochimaru. His story was not revealed yet but he will be one of the best characters. He showed his Sage Powers and his desire to be with Boruto as Boruto is his "sun" what he always saying. This made him a fantastic character but he has to learn a lot and work also a long way to pass.
Sarada is the daughter of Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno the fomrer members of original Team 7. She is kunoichi(female shinobi) of Leaf Village. She is smart with a lot of physical power as her mother and her Sharingan as Kekkei Genkai(Bloodline Limit) from her Uchiha clan as her father.Her dream to be Hokage made her very popular among the fans. She grown up without a knowing her father, what was very sad so after 10 or 11 years of not seeing his father(because of Sasuke's investigation and protector role of village) she finally saw and met him in the moments before of met she wake up her Sharingan(Sharingan can be revealed by strong emotional feeling as strong feeling of sadness or joy among the Uchiha clan members) and she was the first Uchiha woke up her Sharingan with strong feeling of joy the other members usually did it with strong feeling of sadness or rage. She as Mitsuki has to learn a lot and we hope her story will be great.
Itachi is one of the most beloved characters in Naruto history. Itachi was shinobi of the Leaf Village. He was the older brother of Sasuke. His strong love for his brother, family, clan and village did he and his story be adored by the fans. He was born as genius in Uchiha clan. From young age he showed a lot of talents as shinobi. He became a shinobi when he was 7 years old. He woke his Sharingan at 8 years old. He is known as dark and light in shinobi history as he had one of the hardest mission to exterminate his clan in order of protecting the village. He did it with except of sparing life to his younger brother so he fullfilled his mission of protecting the village but most important he fulfilled his own mission protecting the village and clan(his younger brother). His death was one of the saddest moments in Naruto anime. He died in fight with his brother but he died knowing he saved his clan, his brother and his village. He showed in Great Ninja War again protecting his village and his clan also now protecting shinobi name and knowing his brother will be saved by Naruto. He was respected by First Hokage when the First Hokage heard Itachi's story he said for Itachi "He was greater shinobi than me and I ever was".
Orochimaru is character in Naruto who pass among the fans through hatred to love. Some fans maybe still hate him, but some of then like him. He was shinobi of the Leaf Village. His teacher was Third Hokage Hiruzen Sarutobi. He was the member of Legendary Sannin together with Jiraiya and Tsunade (Fifth Hokage). From young age he was extremely talented and he was a Hokage material as the Third Hokage saw potential in him. But with growing up his dark side came to the surface and the Third Hokage saw this and gave up on decision to make Orochimaru be Hokage. He was in Third Ninja War one of the most talented shinobi. When he discover himself that he wanted to teach all techniques and all jutsu he betrayed village and become villain. In begging of Naruto anime he was that villain who everybody hate but after the Naruto Shippiden he became the character whom not all but some of fans like. His new role now in Boruto anime will maybe make him better as for now he have honor he made Mitsuki(who will probably be Leaf Village protector) and he is not threat to the Leaf Village nor shinobi anymore. His genius level intellect made him character for deep respect.
Guy and know as Might Guy is shinobi of the Hidden Leaf Village. Guy was the teacher and leader of Team 9 which members were Rock Lee, Tenten and Neji Hyuga. Guy had his contest with his eternal rival Kakashi Hatake who made him strong together with will to never gave up on decision be a shinobi and do not care what other say such a mental circuit made him great shinobi respected by everyone. He taught all fans one very worth lesson to never give up. From the begging he was a shinobi with limited powers and he do not deserve to be shinobi. His everyday hard training made him one of the most powerful shinobi. As his father was low level shinobi whole life he do not wanted to be same like his father but his father in fact was very powerful thanks to the training he developed one of the forbidden jutsu Eight Inner Gates Formation and gave it to his son Guy as legacy. Guy seeing his fater dying in battle with Seven Ninja Swordsman of Village Hidden in the Mist but protecting Guy and his comrades and in that battle killing 4 from 7 Ninja Swordsman he then taught why the jutsu is so strong and forbidden and how his father was powerful and great shinobi. So as his father told to him that he can use that forbidden jutsu only in self rule decision when is no way out and to protect something precious to him with the battle of the Six Path Power Madara Uchiha, he showed his strength and nearly beaten Madara. In that battle he opened all gates from Eight Inner Gates Formation where is eighth gate, Gate of Death when user will die after using this technique for exchange of enormous power even 10 times more powerful than Kage. In the moment when Kakashi remember what his father said to him when they met Guy and Guy's father that because of rate of training Guy will become stronger than Kakashi, Kakashi said it was all true as his father predicted and expressed respect for Guy in that moment Naruto saved Guy from Madara and from his own death, he removed outcome of Eighth Gate of Death so Guy still lives. As he lost his leg in that furious battler. Guy is now a mentor in Konoha Village and he is watching how new generation growing especially son of his student Metal Lee(Rock Lee's son).
Sasuke is one of the character with the largest fan base. Sasuke is shinobi of the Leaf Village. He was member of Team 7. His story was sad from the begging the reason why the fans like him and the others Naruto characters with same story as Naruto himself. His entire clan was killed by his brother and he was only survived. So he made a promise to revenge his clan because he and everyone expect Third Hokage and his advisers thought Itachi killed clan from the caprice to show how powerful he is.They seek for the revenge from begging of Naruto anime. He even left village in order to achieve his revenge. When he killed his brother thinking that his brother is only offender for his clan slaughtering he learnt that it was not true. The real truth was his brother just protecting him and the Leaf Village so he now had new revenge against Shinobi and Leaf Village. As revenge only lead to more revenge. He met his brother again when his brother was in form of reanimation so he learnt complete truth and his revenge became the revolution so he now wanted to built real village and became real Hokage but first he wanted to destroy that world and build new better one . But he was stopped by his closest friend Naruto as Itachi thought and said to Naruto to save his brother. After the battle with Kaguya Otsutsuki they fought and they both lost their arms(Naruto lost his right arm and Sasuke lost his left arm) but the real achievement has been made, Sasuke found purpose in life and learnt peace is made. Now Sasuke is protecting the Leaf Village from the shadows. He passed long way from revenger to protector. He became the teacher of Boruto Uzumaki and seeing in Boruto what it means to be ninja.
Boruto is shinobi of Leaf Village. He is the son of Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki. He is protagonist of Boruto Naruto Next Generation manga and anime serial. His story as Sarada's and Mitsuki's stories is not revealed yet as the anime is still when Boruto is at young age but in fact he is the son of Hinata Hyuga which means he have two old shinobi blood from Hagoromo also know as Sage of Sixth Paths which can be related with Naruto and Hamura which can be related with Hinata and Hyuga clan Otsutsuki which were Kaguya Otsutsuki's sons.Boruto also have unknown Kekkei Genkai in his right eye which is called Jougan meaning Pure Eye.That eye is possibly related with the Otsutsuki dimension and can see Chakra Stream same as Byakugan(Hyuga Clan Kekkei Genkai).That eye can be product of Toneri Otsutsuki or maybe Boruto himself woke up but ad Toneri said to Boruto that eye will lead him in the potential destruction of the world which will evetually came in future.In first chapter of manga and first episode of anime one fight from the future is showed fight between Boruto and unknown guy named Kawaki where they fight on Hokage Rock Faces where in the background the Hidden Leaf Village is destroyed and the age of shinobi is over.Boruto will possibly be the saviour of the shinobis and his father was.
1.Naruto Uzumaki(Seventh Hokage)
Naruto is shinobi and current Hokage of the Leaf Village.He is known as the saviour of the world and child of prophecy.He is also know as the New Sage of Six Paths.His life was extremely sad.He lost his parents when he was a born.He lived his whole life alone.Care of him taken by Third Hokage and probably someone other which was from Thirs Hokage family or colleagues.He was hatred by the other citizens of Leaf Village because they all think he was fault Fourth Hokage died also because he had in himself sealed Nine Tailed Fox which was considered as demon in that time.As he growing up the citizens started to accept him.He showed them all his true nature.He was kind and nice with everybody.As he was member of Team 7 he felt emotion with the people.He taugth many lessons to all fans to never give up on your dream to never give up on your kindness to forever be good to never lose your own way.His father was Fourth Hokage Minato Namikaze who sealed Nine Tailed Beast inside him as the power who will Naruto master and save the world.He never killed anyone who he had fight he even inveted a jutsu which is popular among the fans as Talk no Jutsu where he showed truth to everyone he had fight or conversation and which Naruto used on his opponents and defeated them all without killing.From the Orochimaru through Akatsuki, Pain, Obito Uchiha, Madara Uchiha, Black Zetsu, Kaguya Otsutsuki, Sasuke Uchiha and Toneri Otsutsuki he defeated the all and showed them real path.Now he is current Hokage of Leaf Village and protecting and keeping peace for all shinobi.