Kakashi Hatake is a favorite and a mysterious character among many fans of the Naruto Universe. He has every right to be such a big fan favorite because of the big role he plays in the Naruto saga. A character who is easy to love, admire and laugh at.
- Episodes : 220
- Genre : Action, Comedy, Martial Arts, Shounen, Super Power
- Airing Date : October 3, 2002 - February 8, 2007
- Producers : Masashi Kishimoto
Kakashi Hatake Preview (No Spoilers)
In a world where being a strong ninja with honour is everything. Kakashi Hatake is the teacher of a small cell of three young ninja who will prove to have a strong influence on not only their hidden village but also the world. Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura will travel the world where they train under Kakashi Hatake when going on dangerous ninja missions ordered by their head chief of the village (Hokage). Friends, foes and many secrets will they face under their training with Kakashi who is one of their village’s (Leaf Village) finest Ninja.
Kakashi Hatake Bio
Kakashi was raised by his father, Sakumo Hatake alone because his mother died when he was young. Sakumo was a hero of the leaf village and well respected because he had saved the village from destruction in the past. But when Kakashi’s father chose to save his comrades on a mission instead of completing the objective, he came home and many in the village no longer gave him any respect. He basically became an outcast in the eyes of all his friends. With this disgrace, Kakashi’s father took his own life leaving him all alone. This led to Kakashi’s new way of following the rules of the Ninja (Shinobi) at all costs.
It was later when Kakashi was out on an important mission with his teammates Obito, Rin, and captain Minato Namikaze that Kakashi learned what really matters in this life. ‘Those who break the rules are scum but those who abandon their friends are worse than scum’. This, Kakashi learned when he lost his teammate Obito who, with his last breath offered Kakashi his sharingan before he died. This later made Kakashi quite a famous ninja of the leaf village: Kakashi the Copy Ninja.
Kakashi Hatake Highlights
1. Joining the Anbu Black Ops
At an early age, Kakashi joined the Anbu Black Ops, which is a secret organisation within the Leaf Village where they send out these specially trained ninja on secret missions. Most of the time they are missions with an S rank, which means they’re difficult and very dangerous. Because Kakashi went into depression after the loss of his two friends and teammates in such a short time, Minato Namikaze thought it would be a great way for Kakashi to get his mind set on other things instead of falling into depression. In the end, this helped a lot because of the skill set Kakashi had gained from an early age.
2. Kakashi’s Visual Powers
Even before Kakashi got his sharingan, he was a skilled ninja and worked hard to be a first class ninja. With the sharingan, his powers became much stronger because of all the skills you acquire when using the visual power of the sharingan to it’s fullest. We have seen this when Kakashi has fought Deidara, Pain, Uchiha Itachi and other S rank criminals of the feared organisation Akatsuki. Powers one gains include Kamui, where the user can open a portal to another dimension, as in the fight with Deidara. Kakashi tore limbs off Deidara, using Kamui with his sharingan, teleporting them to another dimension.
3. Devil May Care Persona
Kakashi has a relaxed persona which makes it difficult to think that this so relaxed and easy going person possesses so much power and knowledge. Also, his personality borders on being just plain bored. While sparring with Naruto and his team mates, Kakashi takes out his favorite novel and starts to read while blocking all of their attacks. What also is usual for Kakashi’s personality is his way of trying to do as little as possible and he does not brag about his skills even though he has a few tricks up his sleeves which makes him a ninja to have on your side when all the **** hits the fan.
4. Trained with the best
Kakashi Hatake has a big role to play in the Naruto series because of how it all connects. Naruto’s father, the late Minato Namikaze, Fourth Yondaime was trained by Jiraiya and Kakashi’s teacher in the ninja way was in turn, Minato. And as we all know, Naruto’s teacher is Kakashi. They all share a strong bond through time and it is not long before Kakashi has forged a strong bond with his former teacher’s son, who now is his student and a talented ninja.
5. Kakashi Hatake’s Way of Life
Kakashi’s life has not been a straightforward path, that much is clear. Even though he went through a lot of pain,losing his parents, teammates and teacher, he became a stronger ninja and person because of all this. Because of the events that took place, he became a respected ninja among everyone. He even got himself a rival, Might Guy, who always challenges Kakashi for the spot of being the toughest ninja in their village. Kakashi’s motto is something that is worth remembering: ‘Those who break the rules are scum but those who abandon their friends are worse than scum’. So in the end it does not come as a surprise to see that he also earned the spot of the sixth Hokage of the Leaf Village before Naruto took the place as the seventh Hokage.
When looking back on the story of Naruto, one cannot help but look at how it all is connected and how all those friendships and words said have had a big effect by forming the strong bonds we have witnessed in the Naruto saga. One of those strong characters is Kakashi Hatake who played a big part in the wonderful story of Naruto.
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