Kakashi Hatake
Character in the Naruto series
Chapter #3
Naruto Episode #3
Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
Video Game:
Naruto: Clash of Ninja
Find the Four-Leaf Red Clover!
Appear in:
Anime, Manga, Game and Movie
Voice Actor
Kazuhiko Inoue
Mutsumi Tamura (Child)
Dave Wittenberg
Astrological Sign Virgo September 15
Gender Male Male
Part I: 26-27
Part II: 29-30
181 cm
Blood Type:
Third Division Commander of the Allied Shinobi Forces
Kekkei Genkai:
Ninja Rank:
Ninja Registration:
Academy Grad. Age:
Chuunin Grad. Age:
Nature Type

Demonic Illusion: Hell Viewing Technique
Earth Release: Double Suicide Decapitation Technique
Earth Release: Earth-Style Wall
Earth Release: Hiding Like a Mole Technique
Earth Release: Multiple Earth-Style Wall (Anime only)
Eight Gates
Evil Sealing Method
Eye Mind Reading (Anime only)
Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique
Front Lotus
Genjutsu: Sharingan
Hiding in Mist Technique
Lightning Beast Running Technique
Lightning Cutter
Lightning Release Shadow Clone
Lightning Transmission (Manga only)
Multiple Shadow Clone Technique
One Thousand Years of Death
Peregrine Falcon Drop (Anime only)
Sexy Technique
Shadow Clone Technique
Shadow of the Dancing Leaf (Anime only)
Silent Killing
Strong Fist
Summoning Technique (Ninken)
Summoning: Earth Release: Tracking Fang Technique
Water Clone Technique
Water Release: Great Waterfall Technique
Water Release: Water Dragon Bullet Technique
Water Release: Water Encampment Wall
Water Release: Water Shark Bullet Technique

Wind Release: Great Breakthrough

Bow & Arrow
Chakra-Suppressing Seal
Flying Thunder God Kunai
Lightning Barrel (Anime only)
White Light Chakra Sabre

Wire Strings

Kakashi Hatake (はたけカカシ, Hatake Kakashi) is one of the main characters of the series, a jōnin-level shinobi from Konohagakure and the leader of Team 7. He is known worldwide for his use of the Sharingan, earning him the moniker Copy Ninja Kakashi (コピー忍者のカカシ, Kopī Ninja no Kakashi) and Kakashi of the Sharingan (写輪眼のカカシ, Sharingan no Kakashi).


Obito's yeargroup

Kakashi at his entrance ceremony.

Kakashi is the son of Sakumo Hatake, a genius who was renowned as "Konoha's White Fang".[1] Not much is known of his mother other than that she died at a young age.[2] Kakashi himself has been referred to as a prodigy.[3][4] Because of his great skill and aptitude, he graduated from the Academy in a single year at the top of his class at age five, eventually joining a team under Minato Namikaze alongside Obito Uchiha and Rin Nohara. A year later, Kakashi became chūnin after facing and defeating Might Guy during the third stage of the Chūnin Exams.[5]

Despite his own successes, his father fell into disgrace after choosing to save his comrades rather than complete an important mission, which caused the nation and the village to suffer a great loss. Dishonoured, Sakumo took his own life after suffering a deep depression and drop in his skills; this experience made Kakashi determined to lead his life strictly by the ninja code.[6]

Third Shinobi World WarEdit

Soon after becoming a jōnin, Kakashi was assigned to lead his team-mates Obito and Rin on a mission that would benefit Konoha in the ongoing Third Shinobi World War. They were to destroy Kannabi Bridge, which was being used by Iwagakure forces to move into Kusagakure. This would also be Konoha's first huge offensive move in the war. On their way to the bridge, Rin was kidnapped by two Iwagakure ninja named Kakkō and Taiseki. Obito immediately suggested that they rescue her, but Kakashi disagreed on the basis that they needed to complete their mission, opting not to make the same mistake his father did in his mission.[7]

Kakashi Chidori

Kakashi's first use of Chidori.

Obito would not hear of it and stubbornly left to save Rin, but not before mentioning that he believed Kakashi's father, the White Fang, was a true hero. Shortly after parting ways, Kakashi reflected on Obito's words and Rin's prior kindness. He realised that his father was not wrong after all, which prompted him to join Obito in the rescue effort. Kakashi arrived in time to save Obito from Taiseki, using his father's blade to combat him. Despite the two-to-one disadvantage, the more experienced Taiseki was able to attack and damage Kakashi's left eye, who took the blow that was intended for Obito, giving him a permanent scar and blinding his left eye.[8]

Kakashi White Light Chakra Sabre

Kakashi saves Obito from Taiseki.

Obito's will to protect his comrades caused his Sharingan to awaken, and he used it to kill Taiseki. After finding Rin and defeating Kakkō with Obito's help, Kakashi freed Rin from the genjutsu before their opponent attempted to trap them in a cave-in. While trying to escape, Kakashi was hit by a rock, which he didn't notice because of his bandaged eye, causing him to fall. Obito pushed Kakashi out of the path of a falling boulder, he himself getting crushed beneath it instead. Knowing he was dying, Obito requested his Sharingan be a belated present to Kakashi and instructed Rin to implant his left Sharingan into Kakashi's damaged eye. Rin complied, and as soon as the surgery was completed Kakashi used his new Sharingan to perfect his Chidori and kill Kakkō. He then returned to Obito to see if there was anything he could do for him, but alongside Rin was forced to leave him. With the help of Minato, they ultimately completed their mission, allowing them to mourn Obito's supposed death.[9] Later, in the anime, Kakashi and Rin's team was given Might Guy as a replacement. It was during this mission that Kakashi and Guy found true trust and teamwork with each other, and where Kakashi famously split a lightning bolt with his Chidori, giving birth to its new name Lightning Cutter.[10]

Kakashi kills Rin

Kakashi kills Rin with Chidori.

Some time after the events at Kannabi Bridge, Kakashi and Rin were apparently sent out on a mission where they were ambushed by jōnin and ANBU-level Kirigakure shinobi.[11][12] The events of this encounter culminated in a tearful Kakashi piercing through Rin's chest with his Chidori.[13] Shortly afterwards, Kakashi and Obito — who witnessed it from behind the scenes — developed their fully-matured Sharingan and subsequently awakened the Mangekyō Sharingan at precisely the same time. Exhausted and overwhelmed with sorrow, Kakashi lost consciousness as Obito took his rage out on the Kirigakure ninja, slaughtering them all.[14] Though Kakashi was the one who killed Rin, Obito left him alive as he was found by Konoha ninja soon after.[15]


  1. Naruto chapter 240, page 17
  2. Naruto chapter 449, page 7
  3. Naruto chapter 84, page 17
  4. Third Databook, pages 132-135
  5. Naruto chapter 599, pages 11-12
  6. Naruto chapter 240, pages 18-19
  7. Naruto chapters 239-241
  8. Naruto chapters 241-242
  9. Naruto chapters 242-244
  10. Naruto: Shippūden episode 288
  11. Naruto chapter 603, page 15
  12. Naruto chapter 604, page 10
  13. Naruto chapter 604, page 19
  14. Naruto chapter 605
  15. Naruto chapter 606, page 9