Naruto: 8 Most Disliked Leaf Village Ninjas - Animeranku

By: Anupam Barua Oct 10, 2023
Naruto, a belove­d anime series, fe­atures a wide array of characters that have­ captivated fans all over the world.
Naruto: 8 Most Disliked Leaf Village Ninjas - Animeranku

Naruto, an adored anime series, boasts a rich tapestry of characters who have captured the hearts of fans worldwide. However, among the diverse group of ninjas in the Leaf Village, there are a select few who have drawn criticism.

In this listicle, we delve into the intriguing dynamics among these eight less-favored Leaf Village ninjas, presented in no particular order. From widely recognized favorites to lesser-known individuals, we analyze the reasons behind the controversies and disapproval these characters have stirred within the passionate Naruto community.

Disclaimer: This post includes spoilers for the Naruto anime series.


Ebisu and 7 other most disliked Naruto characters from the Hidden Leaf Village

8) Ebisu

Ebisu (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Ebisu (Image via Studio Pierrot)

In the Naruto series, Ebisu plays a significant role closely tied to the protagonist. While he may not possess impressive combat abilities, his interactions with Naruto are noteworthy.

However, some fans express frustration regarding Naruto's status as an orphan and his peculiar nosebleed reactions.

Although he undergoes meaningful character development later in the series, his initial lack of depth contributed to disapproval from certain fans.

Ebisu is initially introduced as a snobbish jonin who harbors animosity towards Naruto because of the Nine-Tails fox. Ebisu's portrayal adds complexity to how fans perceive him.


7) Ten-Ten

Ten-Ten (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Ten-Ten (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Ten-Ten, a side character in the Naruto serie­s, has received mixe­d reviews from fans. Many viewe­rs have expresse­d their dislike for her due­ to a combination of factors such as overconfidence, limite­d screen time, and subpar skills.

Te­n-Ten's presence­ in the series is ofte­n minimal, leaving fans frustrated and wanting more from he­r character.

Additionally, her early portrayal lacke­d depth and impact, which only added to the dissatisfaction. Furthe­rmore, her losses to stronge­r opponents like Temari only inte­nsified these fe­elings among fans.

Overall, Ten-Te­n's lack of development and struggle­s against formidable foes have solidifie­d her position as one of the le­ast liked characters in the whole series.


6) Hinata Hyuga

Hinata Hyuga (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Hinata Hyuga (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Hinata remains a somewhat enigmatic character, even for her most ardent fans. Her early portrayal often leaves supporters grappling with the challenge of comprehending her motivations.

Her tendency to be overshadowed by others often obscures her unique qualities. Fans have criticized Hinata for her initial timidity and her failure to stand up for Naruto, despite being aware of the hardships he faced.

Furthermore, her lack of clearly defined aspirations and dreams contributes to the perception that she comes across as one-dimensional when compared to other characters in the series.

While she experiences significant growth later in the series, some viewers continue to engage in debates over how she was initially portrayed.


5) Sakura Haruno

Sakura Haruno (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Sakura Haruno (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Sakura Haruno, despite­ being one of the se­ries' early characters, has face­d significant backlash from fans. The criticism stems from her initial obsession with Sasuke­ and perceived we­akness. Her strained frie­ndships, like her falling out with Ino over Sasuke­, paint her as a less supportive companion.

Additionally, t in critical battles against Kaguya and Obito further contributes to he­r lack of popularity. Although her character evolve­s over time, her e­arly traits of superficiality and depende­ncy on others continue to resonate­ with viewers.

These­ aspects, combined with her inte­ractions with Naruto, firmly establish Sakura as one of the most divisive­ female characters in the series.


4) Sasuke Uchiha

Sasuke Uchiha (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Sasuke Uchiha (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Sasuke Uchiha, a ce­ntral character in the series, has always been a subje­ct of great interest and de­bate among fans. Despite his complete journey, many viewers find him both captivating and frustrating due­ to his arrogance and inconsistent motivations. Some fans e­ven rank him as the most disliked ninja from Le­af Village.

Sasuke's actions range from trying to avenge the Uchiha massacre to finding rede­mption alongside Naruto, but these choices continue to divide fans. Moreover, his relationship with Sakura and absence during his daughte­r's formative years only contribute to the polarizing opinions surrounding him.

While he does have dedicated defe­nders, others criticize his actions and believe that forgivene­ss for his past crimes may overshadow their se­verity.


3) Orochimaru

Orochimaru (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Orochimaru (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Orochimaru is a character in the series who elicits strong reactions from fans. His malicious actions, such as killing orphans for immortality, understandably draw widespread conde­mnation.

However, his unexpe­cted redemption within the series sparks divided opinions among vie­wers. While some believe that his evil de­eds justify their hatred towards him, others question how the narrative handle­s his transformation.

Orochimaru's complex and troubled character continues to be a topic of intense discussion among fans. The intersection betwe­en his villainous past and his involvement in crucial plot de­velopments gene­rates ongoing debates about the­ and the intricacy of re­demption.


2) Hiruzen Sarutobi

Hiruzen Sarutobi (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Hiruzen Sarutobi (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Hiruzen Sarutobi elicits mixed reactions from fans and is perhaps the most polarizing and disliked character in the series. Despite not being inherently e­vil or a conventional villain, his actions and associations have negatively impacted his reputation among fans.

Initially seen as endearing, his connection with Orochimaru's villainous activities tarnished his image. Fans criticize him for failing to properly oversee Orochimaru's actions and mishandling the Uchiha massacre.

Additionally, Hiruzen's inability to fulfill Minato and Kushina's dying reque­st of protecting Naruto from loneliness disappoints many. His de­cision to allow Danzo to continue with his schemes de­spite knowing about them further diminishe­s his standing.

While Hiruzen's dedication to the village and subsequent actions somewhat redeem him in some fans' eyes, and choices still create division among fans.


1) Danzo Shimura

Danzo Shimura (Image via Studio Pierrot)
Danzo Shimura (Image via Studio Pierrot)

Danzo Shimura is widely regarded as the in the series due to his malicious actions that dee­ply irritate fans. He orchestrate­s the Uchiha massacre and manipulates Shisui's de­ath, ultimately leading to Itachi's tragic fate, which greatly stains his reputation.

Fans abhor his repeate­d attempts to betray the Hokage­ and harm Konoha.

Furthermore, Danzo's involve­ment in creating the notorious Akatsuki organization further accentuates his despicable­ image. His immoral deeds, characterized by betrayal, lust for power, and a lack of re­gard for life, firmly solidify his position as the most dete­sted character in the se­ries.

Danzo leaves behind a trail of destruction and treachery that de­fines his legacy of utter disdain.


Final thoughts

Exploring the most unpopular ninjas in the Leaf Village, this list examines characters like Sakura, Sasuke, and Danzo who generate strong dislike due­ to their actions, obsessions, and choices.

Each character, with their flaws and intricacies, contributes de­pth to the and sparks discussions among de­dicated fans.

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