Written by Shiggins
Well, this one wasn't as easy as the Dragon Ball version (CLICK HERE)! Naruto's female roster ranges from the wonderfully absurd to the absurdly wasted, and it can cause quite the internal commotion when trying to decide who is the best and who is the 10th best, especially when you're aware of a certain fandom war that raged for years during this series' runtime... Anyway, here's my top 10, while I catch up on Eden's Zero!
I hate the anime and it's egregious misuse of filler, but I can't deny it actually gave us a few moments that Kishimoto's manga could have benefited from, including the meeting of other Jinchuuriki, developing the romance between Naruto and Hinata, and of course, giving the forgotten member of the Konoha 11 some time to show she has a personality. It's thanks to the anime that Tenten makes it to the top ten(ten).
|Rock Lee and his Ninja Pals is pure rubbish, but... yeah, I strangely recommend it.|
9. Mei Terumi
The Five Kages Meeting arc isn't a wonderful one, but it did give us an introduction to quite a few enjoyable characters, including A the Raikage, Onoki the Tsuchikage, and of course, Mei the Fifth Mizukage of Kirigakure. At first, she can be quite exhausting with her dialogue that feels written by someone who hasn't wrote a female character in years ("I'm obsessed with getting married!") but she eventually comes into her own and stands alongside the rest of the Kages.
|Still not as fabulous as Raditz's hair.|
When the world was at war, one side dared to dream. To dream of a future where Naruto went for Sakura, and Sasuke ended up getting together with his stalker and sort-of-friend Karin. In fact, it was this battle that makes me believe that Naruto Gaiden, in which Sarada thought she might be Karin's daughter, was in response to that wildness, because it got seriously out of control. Which is a shame, because Karin had more to her than being part of an unnecessary fandom feud.
|I'm jealous of Karin right now.|
7. Sakura Haruno
And here it is. Out of every character on this list, Sakura was the one I wrestled with the most. While she does have some damn cool moments to her name, including her fight with Sasori, using her bare hand to pump Naruto's heart alive, and curing Kankuro of poison, she's also been given some of the worst treatment the entire franchise has ever seen, to the point it almost felt cruel to see her again sometimes. I felt sorry for her!
|Do all girls have this, or is Sakura just a secret a psycho?|
Out of every relationship in the series, the one I personally wanted to see most of all was Shikamaru marrying the sister of Gaara, Temari! Eldest of the Sand Siblings and one of the best ninjas when it comes to controlling the wind, Temari was initially introduced as a sort-of reluctant villain to Konoha, until Gaara finally calmed down and she was able to sprout her own wings for the future.
|Shikamaru has chosen... wisely.|
5. Hinata Hyuga
In many ways, I feel like Hinata had the most potential to be at the top of this list. While it is a fairly common development for female characters in many shows, we all wanted to see Hinata come out of her shell as she watched Naruto and eventually have the confidence in herself to fight for her values and love. And while this franchise did do that with her, Hinata's screentime was so sparse that it never paid off as well as it could have.
|Hinata or Shuri. Who wore them better?|
4. Ino Yamanaka
Yes, the best of the four from Konoha is the flower girl, Ino! You might think it is because I'm blonde, and so I seek to have my fellow kind rule over all the other hair colours, and you'd be right, but there is more to her than that. For starters, Ino isn't a crybaby, nor is she a token healer that sits in the back. (Even though the anime tried to make her one sometimes).
|Yeah, I struggle with maths too.|
3. Kushina Uzumaki
Let's be honest, people. When Naruto meets his mum, it's one of the best moments of the franchise. I didn't cry because I'm super manly and really cool, but you did and that's what matters. After a lovely hug and some strange chain powers, what follows is Kushina telling us the story of how she met Minato, fell in love, died and how she loves Naruto so much despite only knowing him for several minutes of her life before she was gone. What a mum!
|Can we all agree that Road to Ninja could have been a lot better?|
If there was one woman who never let me down on the fighting material, it was the fifth Hokage! This is a character who made being a healer badass while fighting Madara during the final arc with her Ninja Art Creation Rebirth — Strength of a Hundred Technique, and she was the first of the franchise to actually provide major destruction on a level that only men had been giving out before this point. Plus, she's just a fun character to boot. Frankly, I was needing someone like her after being disappointed by Sakura for so long.
1. Sarada Uchiha
I'd be surprised if you guessed I was going to put this character on the list at all, let alone in 1st place! However, between the final chapter, Naruto Gaiden, and the few times I actually watched the unnecessary Boruto series, I have to admit that she is actually my favourite. The daughter I never thought would be born, offspring of Sasuke and Sakura, user of the Sharingan and wannabee Hokage, Sarada is everything I wished for from Naruto but never got for the longest time.
|I believe the word you are looking for, reader, is "dayum".|
Any I missed? Who are your favourites? Let me know in the comments below!
|Nice try, Naruto!|
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