The female characters in Naruto have a lot of energy and are always ready to fight alongside their male friends and rivals. In fact, it is easily one of the best shonen anime that shows how hard it is for female characters to deal with problems and emotions.
Naruto is one of the longest-running shonen, and its sequel, Boruto, is still being made. Masashi Kishimoto does a great job of showing how the female ninjas’ journey and how their struggles are different from those of the male characters.
So, let’s look at the 5 Naruto female characters who got way too much attention and the 5 who got way too little.
The 5 most overrated female characters in Naruto
During the Chunin Exams arc of Naruto, Tenten made her first appearance as a kunoichi from Konohagakure. She was on Team Guy and made a great first impression on the audience. But after she lost to Temari, Tenten was never seen pushing herself past her limits and getting close to Neji and Rock Lee in terms of power.
Her best feats are pretty good, and her best skill is being a “master of weapons.” Tenten’s biggest flaw is that she doesn’t have a real role that lets her use all of her skills. Because of this, she is easily one of the most overrated female characters in the Narutoverse.
#4 Ino Yamanaka
Ino is probably one of the women in Konoha who is a shinobi and has a very powerful skill. But her character flaw is that she always likes the strongest or cutest-looking guys.
The Mind Body Switch Technique, which is her clan’s signature jutsu, is definitely overrated, and it’s hard to imagine what a genius like Shikamaru could have done with it. Even though she has this skill, is good at controlling chakra, and can also do medical ninjutsu, she doesn’t make a big difference in the story of Naruto. Sure, it’s overrated!
Karin is a female character who has all the skills she needs to become a top-tier kunoichi. But because she doesn’t train to get stronger, she is one of the Naruto female characters who are overrated.
For example, Karin has great defensive senses and amazing healing powers, which she showed when she brought Sasuke back to life when he was almost dead during his fight with Killer B. Her chains can also hold down bijuu-level opponents, but when Karin fights a strong opponent one-on-one, none of these skills help her.
As a member of the Uzumaki clan, Karin would have become one of the strongest kunoichis if she had put more effort into training herself and stopped running after Sasuke.
#2 Sakura Haruno
Putting Sakura on a list of overrated female characters is a bit of a stretch, since she is not weak at all. But too much? Definitely. From the beginning of the anime, she spends all her time running after Sasuke, and it’s only when he’s not around that she starts to train.
During the 4th Great Ninja War, she was as strong as the Hokage because Tsunade had trained her. But Sakura’s weakness is that she doesn’t do anything new or different. She knows everything she was taught, but she can’t do better than the people who taught her. Sakura never tried to learn anything she wasn’t shown how to do. This shows how dependent she is, and the fact that she said she was on the same level as Naruto and Sasuke makes her one of the most overrated female characters.
#1 Hinata Hyuga
Hinata is without a doubt the most overrated kunoichi in all of Naruto. This in no way means that she is weak. But her character doesn’t grow as much as any of the other Konoha girls. We only see her obsessive love for Naruto, even though he doesn’t notice her, and she only tries to get better to get on his radar.
During her fight against Pain, she was successful in what she tried to do. But if she had trained herself more and tried to become a strong person, she might have saved Naruto a lot of pain and kept him from having to watch a friend get tossed around.
The 5 Naruto female who who were underrated
This kunoichi should be known a lot more than she is. Kurenai is a Konoha genjutsu expert. She doesn’t show up much during fights, but her deadly genjutsu could catch both Itachi and Kisame, who are both Uchiha.
Now, only Itachi’s Sharingan, who was the master of genjutsu, could turn it around. If not for him, Kisame would have been in big trouble because Kurenai’s technique made him completely immobile. She had to fight Itachi, which was too bad, but if this kunoichi had fought more, we’re sure we would have seen some amazing things!
Temari is a great Kunoichi, but she doesn’t get as much attention as she should. She is one of the best Wind Style shinobi because she is so good at the Wind Release. During the 4th Great Ninja War, Temari hit Madara perfectly when he came back to life.
Even when she was a chunin, when she cared for Gaara like a mother, it was clear that she wasn’t afraid of anything. This shows why a smart person like Shikamaru would fall in love with a woman like her.
Konan is the only woman in Akatsuki, and she almost beat Obito Uchiha all by herself. She is smart, calm, and patient, and she is also very good at Paper Ninjutsu. This puts her in a league of her own.
This kunoichi was able to catch Obito by surprise. He went after her with the intention of killing her, but he was severely hurt in the process. Konan became the right hand of the leader of the Akatsuki, which means that Nagato knew who she was. This character deserves a lot more attention, and the fact that she doesn’t get much screen time only hurts her.
Guren is literally the most broken Shinobi in all of Naruto.
Her Crystal Element is the result of
Water + Earth = Wood
Wood + Fire = Coal
Coal + Earth = Crystal
Three elements and three Kekkei Genkais. And she's a filler character. A FILLER character. https://t.co/TyICUdCVqk
— Srash (@Sharkbroz) July 16, 2022
Guren was a bad guy who trained with Orochimaru, one of the Three Legendary Sanins. She could do the unusual “Crystal Style” ninjutsu, which got Orochimaru interested in her. As a child, this kunoichi was told by the Sanin to destroy a whole town by himself.
In Naruto: Shippuden, Guren went up against a tail beast on her own and was able to temporarily beat it. She could do ninja seals with only one hand, and she was just as good at taijutsu as Kakashi. The copy-ninja also says that the earth, water, and wood styles are useless against her, and Guren’s Crystal Style ninjutsu shows how dangerous an opponent she is! A Naruto character who is way too underrated as a woman!
When Gaara is taken by the Akatsuki, Lady Chiyo shows up. Chiyo, who was retired and very old, was able to fight as well as Sasori, and she is the only reason Sakura and Gaara are still alive. Her skills aren’t just limited to being able to fight.
She also helped Sakura make the cure for Sasori’s poison, which was very important. Chiyo was one of the few people who could beat Sasori. She is, without a doubt, one of the most underrated female characters in Naruto.