Hinata Uzumaki (うずまきヒナタ, Uzumaki Hinata, née Hyūga (日向)) is a kunoichi of Konohagakure's Uzumaki Clan and the former heiress of the Hyūga Clan. She is the mother of Boruto Uzumaki and Himawari Uzumaki, and Naruto Uzumaki's wife. Together with Shino Aburame and Kiba Inuzuka, she is the former member of Team 8.
Hinata is the oldest daughter of Hiashi Hyūga. When she was still a child, Hinata was almost kidnapped by the-then Head Ninja of Kumogakure, who was visiting Konoha under the guise of signing a peace treaty between their two villages. Hiashi killed him and saved Hinata, setting in motion the events that would become known as the "Hyūga Affair".
Because Hiashi was the head of the Hyūga clan, Hinata was raised to be its heiress and her family expected great things from her. But even at a young age, her father came to believe that Hinata was not suited for the role of heiress, as she struggled under his gruesome training regime, on top of him also believing that her timid personality prevented her from truly excelling. When Hinata's younger sister Hanabi started displaying superior talent, Hiashi began to reconsider Hinata's selection as heiress.Hinata was then disinherited and turned over to the care of Kurenai Yūhi.
On a snowy day - the day of her enrolment in Konoha's Academy - Hinata was picked on by three bullies because of her unusual eyes. Naruto Uzumaki, despite not knowing her, immediately came to her defense, but he was outnumbered and knocked unconscious, and the bullies damaged the red scarf he was wearing. When he regained consciousness, Hinata thanked him for helping her and returned his scarf to him, but he let her keep it. Hinata started watching Naruto from that point onwards, and by doing so saw Naruto's desire to gain attention and his struggle to exceed the low expectations others had for him. Despite this, Naruto never lost faith in himself or his dream to become the Hokage. Hinata was inspired by this and started emulating Naruto, adopting his refusal to never give up as a means of earning her father's approval.
Hinata is soft-spoken and polite, always addressing people with proper honorifics. She is kind, always thinking of others' more than for herself, and always caring about others feelings and well-being. She doesn't like to be confrontational for any reason; she doesn't even like being confrontational about her dislike of confrontation. It is for this reason that Hinata so often comes off as meek or timid to others, as her overwhelming kindness can render her unable to respond or act for fear of offending somebody. Her father's constant push to alter this personality trait when she was younger only made it worse, eroding Hinata's self-confidence and making her even more bashful because she placed so little faith in her own thoughts and opinions.
Hinata's outlook sees a shift after her appointment to Team 8. Whereas her father and much of the Hyūga clan had decided she was a lost cause who would never amount to anything, her team considers her a valuable member with her own special strong points: Kurenai Yūhi recognizes Hinata's difficult upbringing and her struggles to improve, and for that reason focuses on Hinata's successes rather than her failures; Kiba Inuzuka is protective of her, wishing to keep her from harm and playfully teases her about her personality quirks; Shino Aburame, though often even more quiet than Hinata, is confident in her abilities and does not hesitate to reassure her. When she first joins Team 8, she finds herself over-relying on her teammates, looking to them in times of difficulty to save her from situations that make her uncomfortable. It is for her teammates - among other reasons - that Hinata starts seeking to change herself, as she wishes to help the team rather than burden it.
Hinata's main motivation is Naruto Uzumaki, with whom she has been fascinated since meeting him. He initially gained her attention because of his outspoken kindness, and then kept her attention because of similarities that Hinata perceived to herself: Naruto had a painful childhood without the love of parents, a fate worse than the mere difficulty she had with her own father, and he craves the attention and acknowledgment of anybody, just as Hinata wants to please her father. But whereas Hinata lost faith in herself and let others tell her she couldn't succeed, Naruto always believes in himself and knows that he can accomplish any given task if he tries hard enough. She admires him deeply for this courage and over time falls in love with him, which manifests as increased shyness and speechlessness when around him. Although most people understand the reason for Hinata's behavior around Naruto, Naruto himself thinks it's just Hinata's normal, if "weird", personality.
Hinata strives to improve herself in order to benefit her team and to prove herself to her father, but mostly to gain the attention and worthiness of Naruto. She emulates him to this purpose, adopting his nindō of never giving up as the means by which she will change herself. To that end, she stops running from confrontation, instead of doing all that she can to face it. If she fails, she gets up again and trains herself to not fail a second time. Hinata initially can only manage to practice this nindō when Naruto is nearby, but even then it is rewarding: she is able to speak her mind to him, for which he decides his view of her as "weird" was incorrect. To that end, she stops running from confrontation, instead doing all that she can to face it, even in the face of failure to keep trying, and willing to risk her life for her loved ones and village. By the end of Part I, her clan's faith in her is restored and strengthened.
In Part II and onwards, Hinata is a fully capable ninja of Konoha, who, like her peers, is comfortable with her opinions, dutiful in combat and on missions, and willing to put her life on the line for her friends and village. But Naruto remains her primary motivation: it is in order to protect him that she fights Pain alone, in full knowledge that she will lose; it is because the Allied Shinobi Forces' aim to protect Naruto that she fights in the Fourth Shinobi World War, pushing herself more than usual in case it will bring victory and thus assure Naruto's safety; it is to save Naruto that she fights Kinshiki and Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki and is subsequently hospitalized in the failed attempt. She even defends Naruto from himself when he's in doubt, repeating to him his own refusal to never give up when he begins contemplating doing just that.
Throughout the years, Naruto remains her primary motivation; she willingly faced Pain to protect Naruto, despite knowing she has no chance of winning. She even defends Naruto from himself when he's in doubt, repeating to him his refusal to never give up. Two years after the war, upon achieving her greatest dream of having her love reciprocated by Naruto to form a deep and committed relationship together. After marrying Naruto and he becomes Hokage, Hinata remains supportive of him and his increased responsibilities, even though she yearns for him to be home more often. As a mother and wife, she has become a master homemaker, keeping the family well-structured yet well-adjusted and happy. While very loving and supportive of her family, she is equally strict and assertive. Her newfound structured nature made her very intimidating and more easily angered when her family acts up, easily keeping them in line and swiftly punishing them for their misconduct. She is also insightful and wise with her words, realising that her children, particularly Boruto, take after Naruto in the desire to prove themselves to others and that she must believe in them to do things on their own. In Naruto Retsuden, Naruto reveals that Hinata was forced to become a shinobi due to her lineage, but, if circumstances had been different, she would have chosen another path.
As a Hyūga, Hinata possesses the Byakugan, giving her featureless white eyes (the anime depicts them with tinges of lavender). She has dark blue hair that she keeps in a hime-cut of different lengths: during The Last: Naruto the Movie, her hair extends beyond her hips. By adulthood, she would tie her hair into a ponytail; later however she would have cut to into a bob-style reaching her shoulders. She is also noted by Naruto and Toneri Ōtsutsuki to be very beautiful.
Two years after the Fourth Shinobi World War, her mission attire is a light lavender, sleeveless kimono-style blouse with vertical lines, tied with a dark purple obi around her waist. She wears a pair of short dark navy shorts with thigh-high stockings and has changed her regular ninja sandals to black high-heeled boots. Overall, her attire is noticeably more form-fitting and less conservative than previously. She begins not wearing her forehead protector at all. Her outfits become more varied after that, changing to match the occasion or simply being more casual than her prior garb.
During her forced wedding to Toneri, she wore a wide black and grey top with a grey sash around her waist. Beneath her marriage ceremonial attire were short puffy pants with black lace socks and sandals. She also wore a black turban with a black and light yellow veil over and yellow crescent moon earrings. During her wedding to Naruto, she wore a traditional white kimono.
In Boruto: Naruto the Movie, she consistently wears a light purple short-sleeved jacket with a long-sleeved white shirt underneath, light brown shorts, and purple open-toed boots. In the Boruto manga, Hinata wears white long-sleeved pullover with a turtleneck and a black sleeveless dress with a V-neck, white pants and sandals. She also has a necklace with the Uzumaki symbol on it.
Originally, Hinata's gentle personality hindered her performance, to which she was deemed too weak and unworthy for the role of heir. After committing herself getting stronger in her training for Naruto, receiving consistent praise from her team and clan for her improving skills and strengthening character, as well as being promoted to chūnin rank. Two years after the war, Hinata, having been recognised by Hamura Ōtsutsuki as the "Byakugan Princess", proves to be crucial in the destruction of the Tenseigan, even though she herself can't destroy it. Despite spending at least a decade as a housewife, she could survive an attempt to get Naruto back from Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki, and even defeat Hanabi, who is an active jōnin and continues training to become the next clan leader, in a sparring match. Hinata at the time was reluctant to fight and unprepared when Hanabi attacked seriously. Despite being rusty, she was able to keep pace and soundly win the fight making Hanabi accept the loss.
The Hyūga Clan specialize in exerting chakra through their hands to attack the tenketsu and immobilize their oponent with their Gentle Fist. During the time-skip, Hinata was taught a jutsu only passed down to members of the main branch: the Gentle Step Twin Lion Fists, which is a chakra draining technique. This jutsu requires delicate chakra control in order to be effective.
The strength and purity of her chakra that attracts Toneri Ōtsutsuki. When she met Hamura Ōtsutsuki, Hinata was given a fraction of his chakra in order to destroy the Tenseigan vessel, although it proved ineffective. This changes Hinata's chakra from blue to purple.
As a Hyūga, Hinata possesses the Byakugan, a dōjutsu that grants her penetrative vision in a near-360° around herself. With it, she is able to assist the other members of Team 8 in their frequent tracking duties, scouting the area for any target; by focusing her vision in a single direction, Hinata can see across vast distances, reaching as far away as 20 kilometres by adulthood. Her Byakugan grants attacks pinpoint accuracy, which she can share with others to also improve their own. She can also use it in order to identify genjutsu, searching for the caster in the nearby area. The chakra sensitivity provided by the Byakugan allows her to pick up on the slightest presence of chakra.
With the Byakugan, Hinata is able to see individuals' chakra pathway systems and the 361 tenketsu that run along it. By using the Hyūga's signature Gentle Fist fighting style, Hinata can attack an opponent's chakra system directly, constricting or cutting off their chakra flow from only minimal contact. Although this enables Hinata to attack an opponent's internal organs, she can also use it in a supplementary function, such as by setting dislocated shoulders back in place.
While Hinata hadn't yet mastered her clan's most advanced techniques in Part I. In Part II, during Pain's Assault, Hinata could use the Gentle Step Twin Lion Fists, a technique that drains the target of their chakra where struck. During the Fourth Shinobi World War, Hinata could use the Eight Trigrams Vacuum Palm to attack targets outside her physical range or deflect incoming attacks, which increases in power if used in conjunction with others. She also mastered the Eight Trigrams Sixty-Four Palms in the war. By the time she reaches adulthood, she became well-known for her mastery of the Gentle Fist. As an adult, she could even knock out a target with a single strike to their tenketsu.
Shortly after getting married, Hinata and Naruto had a son who they named Boruto, and two years later, she would give birth to a daughter they named Himawari. Hinata gives up her life as shinobi, dedicating her time as a full-time mother. Naruto is eventually selected as Konoha's Seventh Hokage. On the day of his inauguration, Hinata volunteers to pick up his official Hokage haori with plans to meet him at the ceremony. When she shows up there, Naruto and their children have yet to arrive, so she returns home to find them. She discovers Naruto unconscious with his tenketsu sealed, leaving Hinata confused about what could have happened.
Academy Entrance Arc
In the anime, on the day before the entrance ceremony for Boruto to attend the Academy, Hinata begins telling her children again about how her time in the Academy with Naruto was, only for Boruto show no interest as he already heard the story before. After Boruto's antics caused damage to the Hokage Rock, he was suspended for two weeks from the Academy, during which Hinata kept a close watch on him, making sure he didn't fall behind in his studies.
When Boruto began seeing strange things that others couldn't, he asked Hinata about the Byakugan, which she explained to him. After a troubling change in his behaviur, Boruto declared to his parents that he had awakened his Byakugan, shocking everyone. Hinata advised Boruto to go to Hiashi for better answers about his dōjutsu.
Later, when Boruto was discovered skipping classes (thanks to a poorly written excuse from his classmate Mitsuki), Hinata quickly confronted her son. The following day, Hinata met with Shino and it was ultimately decided that Boruto would have to make up the time he missed with after-school classes. After Boruto left, Hinata talked more with Shino, apologizing for the trouble Boruto was causing, noting that like his father, Boruto wants to make a name for himself. Shino then convinced Hinata to talk to Naruto about Boruto's actions. When Naruto came home late briefly for a change of clothing, the two spoke. Naruto expressed regret at not being a more attentive father, feeling that his lack of actual parenting growing up made him subpar as one himself, Hinata insisted that for all of Boruto's actions, deep down he understands Naruto's responsibilities as Hokage.
Later, Hinata made a big feast to welcome Mitsuki. Much to her joy, Naruto was also joining them for dinner as he finished work early. However, as dinner was about to begin, learning from one of his dispersed clones, Naruto left to investigate a strange release of chakra spreading throughout the village.
Sarada Uchiha Arc
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In the anime, when Himawari fell sick due to a fever, Boruto and Naruto argued about giving her rice porridge or hamburger steaks while Hinata was administering the medicine she picked up. When Hinata returned to the kitchen and saw this, she got angry and kicked both of them out of the house due to their noisiness.
On the day of the Five Kage Summit in Konoha, Hinata and Himawari visit Neji's grave and places sunflowers on it, while assuring Himawari that he is happy with the flowers. Later, when Naruto is going to leave Konoha in order to investigate something with Sasuke, Hinata sends Boruto to deliver a lunch to him.
Naruto Shinden: Parent and Child Day
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When Konohagakure started an annual new holiday, Parent and Child Day, Hinata decided to spend it at her father's place while her kids stayed with Naruto. At the end of the day, Himawari returned home with Naruto and Hinata affectionately watched over Himawari as she slept with the Shukaku doll that Naruto purchased for her snuggled in between them.
School Trip Arc
In the anime, Hinata saw off Boruto as he joined his class for a field trip to Kirigakure, who promised Himawari he would bring her back a souvenir. However, upon his return, Boruto had forgotten to bring her said souvenir. Hinata initially stayed quiet about it, even as Himawari was upset about this. When Boruto asked about Himawari's attitude, Hinata reminded Boruto of his promise. While Boruto sought to fake forgetting by getting her a Kiri gift, Hinata suggested he just come clean with Himawari.
Graduation Exams Arc
In the anime, as graduation exams for the ninja classes were nearing, Boruto was accompanied by Hinata for his interview on his goals for the future. Hinata was annoyed to learn that Boruto never considered his goals. Later, when Boruto asked her why she originally became a ninja, she said that it was practically an obligation back in the day, especially when coming from a noble ninja clan like the Hyūga.
Genin Mission Arc
In the anime, as Boruto prepared for his first genin mission, Hinata saw him off and wished her son good luck.
Byakuya Gang Arc
In the anime, when the Byakuya Gang acted in Konoha, Himawari asked Hinata if they were good or bad over dinner. Boruto thought they were bad, but Hinata said not all people are good or evil. The next day, Hinata watched Konoha citizens protesting in front of the Kaminarimon Company over the television.
Versus Momoshiki Arc
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While cleaning Naruto's office at home, Himawari discovers the jacket that Naruto used to wear, which Hinata smiles to see. Because it's Himawari's birthday, Hinata takes her out to buy food and decorations for the party later that night; they run into Boruto while they're out and he offers to carry his mother's bags. By the time they get home, they discover that Naruto is already there, having made a point to be home on time for the occasion. When Naruto later starts carrying Himawari's cake to the table to be served, he suddenly disappears, being only a shadow clone. The cake falls on the floor, making Himawari sad and Boruto angry. Hinata tries to convince Boruto that Naruto is doing the best that he can, but he leaves in anger and Hinata can only comfort Himawari. Sasuke later drops by looking for Naruto, so Hinata directs him to the Hokage office.
Boruto enters the Chūnin Exams being held in Konoha and advances to the final round matches. While Hinata watches the fights with Himawari, Naruto approaches her and asks that she watch Boruto closely with her Byakugan. In doing so, she notices that he's using the Kote, a prohibited device that forces Naruto to disqualify him and leaves her disappointed in her son. The stadium is then immediately attacked by Kinshiki and Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki, and Hinata evacuates with the other spectators. When she learns that Naruto has been captured by Kinshiki and Momoshiki, Hinata goes after them in an effort to rescue him and is badly injured. Sakura heals her, but when she's told that Boruto plans to join Sasuke's rescue effort, she forces herself up so that she can stop him from going. When she sees him wearing Naruto's old jacket, she is reminded of his father and decides to believe in Boruto just as she always believes in Naruto.
Naruto is eventually rescued and life in Konoha returns to normal. After having breakfast with her family, Hinata starts to repair the damage Boruto received to his own jacket, but he asks her not to, believing it looks "cooler" while damaged, much to her pleasant surprise. She and Himawari see Naruto and Boruto off at the front door, wishing them both luck with their respective days.
Mitsuki's Disappearance Arc
When Konohagakure was put on lockdown after the apparent betrayal of Mitsuki, Boruto decided to leave the village in search of the truth, convincing Sarada to join him. Hinata became deeply worried about her son and likewise apologised to Sakura for him involving Sarada. Sakura insisted that both kids knew what penalties they would probably face with this action and was sure they would be fine, which comforted Hinata somewhat.
Upon Boruto's return home, an angry and relieved Hinata joined Himawari in hugging Boruto to welcome him home.
One-Tail Escort Arc
In the anime, as Hinata was preparing a family camping trip, Boruto explained that he was going on a training mission with Team 7 (unaware that Boruto was really going to find Sasuke to train with him).
Later, Boruto returned to the village along with Naruto and the kettle-sealed Shukaku. With Urashiki Ōtsutsuki pursuing the tailed beast, it was decided that Naruto would safeguard Shukaku. During which, Hinata allowed the children to watch over the tailed beast while she was happy to have extra time with her entire family. Later, when a more proper safehouse for Shukaku was prepared, Naruto proceeded to have the tailed beast moved to it.
Time Slip Arc
Later, Hinata watched as an eager Boruto quickly finished his breakfast in hopes to train more with Sasuke. Hinata noted that Boruto was just like Naruto at that age, always eager to train with his mentor Jiraiya. Hinata then showed Himawari and Boruto a photo of the Sannin, who Himawari noted looked eccentric and wild. Hinata told her kids about Jiraiya's greatness as a ninja and how influential he was to Naruto, even becoming a father-figure. Later that night, Hinata found Boruto looking through Naruto's belongings for the Icha Icha series, hoping to learn more about Jiraiya and the "wisdom" it gave. After glancing at a few pages and seeing its adult content, Hinata sternly forbade Boruto from reading the books, insisting that he was too young.
Meanwhile, the grown-up Sasuke and Boruto were later sent back in time to shortly after Sasuke's defection. There, the two pretended to be travelling performers and were put under watch by Naruto. Past-Hinata met her future son, who despite her normal shy nature, felt calm and open to Boruto. Later, she and her friends helped Boruto and Naruto clean up a bathhouse after the commotion Naruto and Jiraiya caused. Days later, after Sasuke and Boruto managed to kill Urashiki and end his terror, they decided to return to their time promptly to preserve the timeline. To ensure that, Sasuke first used his Sharingan to erase the memories of everyone he and Boruto came in contact of the recent events.
Back in the present, Hiashi's birthday was fast approaching, and it was suggested by Hanabi to throw a party for him. Hinata helped Himawari pick out a scarf for him as a present. At the party, Hinata joined her family in a group photo as suggested by Boruto.
Kara Actuation Arc
In the anime, Hinata was heartbroken when she heard her son was viciously defeated in battle by Deepa. As Boruto was operated on, she and Himawari watched in concern. Naruto soon arrived, equally concerned about his son. Upon seeing that he was stabilised, Naruto assured his family that Boruto was going to fine, much to Hinata's relief.
After Boruto was released from the hospital and began training under Kakashi Hatake to grow stronger, while her daughter was still concerned for Boruto, Hinata insisted that Boruto was a true ninja and desired to be of true aid to others. Instead, Hinata suggested that Himawari helped cheer Boruto on by helping her mother make a bento and deliver it to him.
In the following days, as Hinata continued to provide support for Boruto by bringing him lunches while training, she discovered that Sakura was growing concerned for Sarada's well-being in her own training, especially given the Uchiha's history with loss. Ino and Hinata decided to take Sakura out on a girl's night to talk. They insisted that as mothers themselves, they too fear for their children's well-being, but they have to have faith that they are strong and can endure. Their words managed to cheer up Sakura.
In the anime, Hinata attended the memorial service for the fallen people of the Fourth Shinobi World War, holding a portrait of Neji in his honor.
Naruto Retsunden: Naruto Uzumaki and the Spiral Destiny
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Due to the severity of his illness, Naruto prefers not to tell Hinata about his newly diagnosed chakra hindrance problem. After arriving home form the secret meeting with Shikamaru, Sakura, Sasuke and Kakashi; Naruto finds Orochimaru having tea in his living room. Hinata explains that Orochimaru had come to ask for her help in he settings of a pair of Byakugan goggles.
When Hinata came back home from running errands, she worries about Naruto's chakra not helping him recover. Naruto asks Hinata for some tips to help him with the use of the Byakugan goggles. Hinata chooses to show him a box were she kept mementos of her life, inside an old notebook from Neji. Hinata told him to read it despite the messy handwriting.
Days later, Hinata hands Sasuke a Konoha hitai-ate to help him during their mission of reaching the celestial body. Later, the next day, Naruto enjoys Hinata's home cooked meals.
When Boruto's team returned from their mission with a mysterious boy of unique abilities, rather than lock him up, Naruto, sympathizing as a former man-made potential weapon, decided to treat the boy as a guest to the village and let him live at his home. During which, despite Hinata treating him with kindness like any other, the rebellious boy kept seeing everyone as his enemy. He soon made his move to escape, only to be stopped by Naruto's brief show of power. When Boruto returned, he and the boy got into a confrontation over the latter's recent actions destroying Himawari‘s personal vase, which she made as a gift to Hinata. As Himawari began cleaning up the broken pieces, the boy gruffly apologised for his unintentional mistake, introducing himself as Kawaki.
Later, as Kawaki attempted to find a missing fragment of the vase, Naruto doubted he would be able to find it, as Hinata cleans the house everyday. Hinata and Himawari left to shop for dinner just before Jigen appeared in their home.
Chūnin Re-Examination Arc
In the anime, following Isshiki Ōtsutsuki's defeat, a personal Chūnin Exam for Konoha was set up. Hinata cheered on her son during the events. By the end, Boruto failed to be promoted, but Hinata happily joined her family for dinner.
Path to Becoming a Ninja Arc
In the anime, as Kawaki continued to show a distant nature, Hinata recognized Kawaki's efforts to open up to others, still struggling from his harsh upbringing and capability under Kara.
After Jigen, leader of Kara, was able to infiltrate Konoha and critically injured Naruto and Sasuke in an attempt to reclaim Kawaki, Hinata and her family were relieved when Naruto made a quick recovery. Later, following Isshiki's permanent death, they decided to throw a welcome dinner party for Kawaki, to show he was truly welcomed in the Uzumaki household. While Kawaki asked to throw away a box of old magazines, Hinata watched a movie with Naruto with emotion. Later, Boruto rushed in to alert his parents that Kawaki had evaded surveillance and left the village.
When learning that Boruto and Kawaki were in trouble, Hinata was determined to help her husband in the rescue, only to be reminded that she needed to look after Himawari should the worst happen. She reluctantly conceded, praying for all of them to return safely.
- (To Neji) "I will never go back on my word… Because that too is my nindō, my ninja way!"
- (To herself) "Naruto… I have always watched you… Watched you for many years… Why? I don't know why, but whenever I look at you… I feel more courage within me… It makes me feel like I can accomplish something if I try… It makes me feel like I am worth something…"
- (To Naruto) "In my eyes… you're a proud failure! When I look at you, I get an intense feeling in my heart… Because you're not perfect… Because you fail… you have the strength to get back up… Because I believe that is what true strength is…"
- (To Naruto) "I used to always cry and give up… I made many wrong turns… But you… You helped me find the right path… I always chased after you… I wanted to catch up to you… I wanted to walk beside you all the time… I just wanted to be with you… You changed me! Your smile is what saved me! That is why I'm not afraid to die protecting you! Because… I love you…"
- (To herself) "Naruto… I've always been chasing after you… Even now… But once this war ends, I'm going to stop once and for all… Because next time, I will be by your side, holding your hand… walking with you! Please wait for me!!"
- (To Naruto) "Neji just said… that your life is not just your own anymore… Do you understand what he meant? Your words and desire to not let your comrades die… Neither of them are lies! What inspired Neji and carried him this far were those very principles! It's not just you, Naruto… we all hold those same words and feelings within our hearts. They're what bind our lives together and make us comrades. If we all give up and discard those words and feelings now, Neji's sacrifice will have been for nothing… And that is when your comrades truly die, for you are no longer comrades then. That's how I feel… Therefore… stand up together with me, Naruto… Because never going back on one's word… is my ninja way too!"
- Naruto chapter 102, pages 17-20
- Naruto chapter 78, pages 10
- The Last: Naruto the Movie novelization
- Naruto chapter 75
- Third databook, pages 150-151
- Naruto chapter 78, page 10
- Naruto chapter 80, page 9
- Naruto chapter 76, page 11
- Naruto chapter 98
- Naruto chapter 39
- Naruto chapter 80
- Naruto chapter 79
- Naruto chapter 526, pages 10-12
- Naruto chapter 238, pages 8-9
- Naruto chapter 437
- Boruto: Naruto the Movie
- Naruto chapter 615, pages 5-13
- Boruto episode 1
- Boruto episode 18
- Naruto Retsuden: Naruto Uzumaki and the Spiral Destiny, page 110
- The Last: Naruto the Movie
- Naruto chapter 80, pages 8-9
- Naruto chapter 437, pages 10-12
- Naruto Shinden: Parent and Child Day
- Fourth Databook, page 256
- Fourth databook, pages 154-157
- Naruto chapter 196, page 8
- Naruto chapter 611, page 11
- Sasuke Shinden: The Teacher's Star Pupil
- Naruto chapter 617, pages 12-13
- Naruto chapter 614, page 10
- Naruto chapter 521, page 10
- Boruto: Road to B, page 2
- Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise
- The Day Naruto Became Hokage