: A ninja in training, learning the roles as ninja and basic skills, such as problem
solving, reading and basic jutsus.Akatsuki
: Akatsuki (暁, meaning "Dawn," or "Daybreak") is
a criminal organization which is first introduced midway into the first arc; it gains greater significance in the storyline
during the second arc. Despite its small size (it consists of nine S-class wanted criminals), the Akatsuki is extremely influential
due to its potency, which is due in no small part to its elite membership. The exact criteria for admission to the group are
unknown, but extraordinary fighting ability and deadly ruthlessness seems to be prerequisites; the rings worn by the members
seem to have a significance in the process of joining. It has been speculated by fans that in order to join the Akatsuki one
must break away past relations (this explanation explains Uchiha Itachi's wholesale slaughter of his clan: he had to kill
them to not merely prove himself a strong fighter, but also to sever his previous connection). The members of Akatsuki who
wear village headbands have struck a line through the village symbol on the plate, supporting the hypothesis further. ANBU
: (ANBU, literally "Dark side") ANBU stands for Ansatsu Senjutsu Tokushu Butai, translated into English, it roughly means
"Assassination Tactics Special Squad". The ANBU, known in the Viz translation as "Black Ops", is not a rank but a force of
extremely talented shinobi of Chunin rank or higher who are chosen for assassinations, for village protection from exceptional
threats (somewhat akin to deploying SWAT units), for conducting high-risk missions into enemy countries, and for dealing with
extremely strong (S-Rank) ninja. They wear animal masks to distinguish themselves from normal shinobi, as well as to conceal
their identities. The ANBU carry swords; this is somewhat unique in that Naruto, although it is a ninja manga, has very few
swords. The ANBU is an organization that is under the direct command of the Kage. Hatake Kakashi was a former member and Uchiha
Itachi became an ANBU captain at age 13. Morino Ibiki, the proctor of the first Chūnin exam, is the head of the Konoha
ANBU Torture and Interrogation Force.
: Physical and spiritual energys combined to perform ninja techniques.Chuunin
: Chuunin is the middle class of ninja. While expected to have combat skills worthy of their station, what sets them apart
from Genin is their demonstration of leadership skills. Every six months, an exam is held to determine who among the participating
Genin are worthy of the rank Chuunin. Many ninja will never advance from this rank, as it takes great combat skill to become
a Jounin. The teachers at the ninja academy are generally Chuunin.
: A scroll which explodes after a few seconds and bursts into flames.
: A token which proves that the person has graduated from the academy, the
insignia on the protector shows which village the ninja is from.
: The first rank of ninja, who are still grasping the basis of shinobi work. Do D and
C missions, like planting flowers or bodyguarding someone from thugs and mafia.GenJutsu
("Illusion Techniques") are techniques that use the chakra in the victim's nervous system to create illusions; an advanced
intellectual Ninjutsu. Genjutsu techniques are notably easier to execute and counter for users of high intelligence, like
Nara Shikamaru, good chakra controllers like Haruno Sakura, and Sharingan users like Uchiha Sasuke. The most commonly seen
Genjutsu is simple creation of phantasms that cause the targeted person to hear, see, smell, taste and feel things that are
not actually there in order to manipulate them; other applications of Genjutsu are rare.
: Where the user creates shapes with his hands and also mix chakra to execute a certain
: The most powerful shinobi in Konoha. Translates literally to "Fire Shadow".Hoshikage
: The leader of the Hidden Star Village.
: A person who has a bijuu or demon sealed inside of him/her.Jounin
: The highest class of ninja. While those ninjas in ANBU are considered elite, it does not guarantee their superiority over
non-ANBU Jounin. Jounin usually receive only A or S rank missions and are generally leaders on these if they do not go solo.
Respectable Jounin are entrusted with the responsibility of training new Genin. Jounin can be expected to have spectacular
techniques. Seeing Jounin battle is a rare treat. Jutsu
: A technique or skill that requires the
use of chakra.
: An illusionary change of body technique.Kazekage
of The Hidden Sand Village, Wind CountryKikai Bugs
: Chakra-eating bugs that the Aburame clan use
to battle for them by allowing them to live inside their bodies, feeding off of their chakra. They can also be used for reconnaissance
and tracking. KinJutsu
: 1 of the 4 types of jutsus, these jutsus are forbidden becuase they are
very dangerous or sickKunai
: A weapon used by ninjas that can be thrown or used as a dagger
: Small spikes which can be thrown at the enemys feet in hopes for him to step on
or delay him, also can be thrown directly at a foe.Missing Ninja
: Also known as "Missing-Nin" a
renegade ninja who leaves the village without proper authentication. Mizukage
: Ruler of The Hidden
Mist Village, Water Country
: One of the four types of jutsu;uses chakra, and handseals to execute the attack
: One who tests on a certain subject.
: Ruler of The Hidden Cloud Village, Thunder Country
: A roll made of parchment or papyrus which usually contains very secret documents and
: Another term for ninja.Shuriken
: any sort of throwing weapon, could be kunai or starsSmoke Ball
: A small ball which involves the
user to throw the ball at the enemy which creates a cloud of dust, used mostly for get aways or suprise attacks.Soldier
: A pill invented by the Akimichi clan which has tranquilizer and stimulants mixed, it allows the user to fight
three days straight with no rest.
: One of the four types of jutsus, hand to hand combat basedThrowing
: Small needles which can be laced which is thrown at the enemy, very hard to see and fast makes this weapon
a great choice for assassination purposes. Also it can be laced with poison.Tsuchikage
: Ruler of
The Hidden Stone Village, Earth Country