Naruto has come a long way ever since the first manga chapter arrived in 1997. Masashi Kishimoto was inspired by the legendary Akira Toriyama, the creator of the Dragon Ball franchise and Katsuhiro Otomo, the creator of Akira. While Kishimoto is not as groundbreaking as those two, he is one of the most famous mangakas, and that’s no joke. Some people might like Naruto for its lengthy story and character motivation, while others think that Naruto himself is rather annoying.
Depending on what side you are on, there’s no denying on how incredible the fan art is for this series. Some of the artists that will be featured on here started off with Naruto fan art, only to become one of the most popular artists on the internet. Other artists on this list displayed their talents by having the Naruto characters recreated in their own style, whether for a “what if” scenario or from inspiration. They are simply imaginative and pleasing to the eyes.
Even though the series has moved on from Boruto’s dad to Boruto, Kishimoto’s beloved franchise will expand for who knows how many years. Some fans probably felt complete with Naruto ending, but those who can’t get enough of the series do have something to look forward to for now. With that, there will be more and more fan art coming from talented artists that will blow our minds away.
Let’s honor the fan artists who made these twenty-five reimaginings of the Naruto characters!
25 Men In Black
Who doesn’t love a man wearing a black suit? In order from left to right, Shikamaru, Sasuke, Naruto, Konahamaru, and Sai look great wearing those suits. Immature-Child02 is responsible for this simple, yet charming artwork and it looks amazing.
The fanciest clothing that any of these Naruto boys would wear is nowhere near a suit, so seeing them dressed like this is cool. They certainly would attract the female characters if they caught them wearing black suits.
24 Master Of Shadow Pull Justu
Shikamaru has always been a fan favorite due to his cool personality and unique jutsus. He might seem lazy at first, but he is actually incredibly intelligent and even got his share amount of screen time, especially when his sensei passed away thanks to Hidan.
Godtail’s version of Shikamaru has a more edgy take and there is nothing wrong with that. The colors fit well together and his expression is on point. You certainly would not want to mess with this awesome shinobi.
23 Jiraiya's Betrayal
Rat-Mother’s fan art of Jiraiya is something we never expected! Having one of the great Sannin from the Leaf Village as part of the Akatsuki is an alternate universe that we would like to see. It is quite the contrary to think of this since Jiraiya is the godfather of Naruto, and he is a Jinchuriki!
That would be a twist to this story.
Jiraiya himself might seem like a creep whenever he sees an attractive woman, but once he gets serious, that is one of the reasons why fans like him so much.
22 Sensei And Student
From this style, it is hard to believe that this is the work of the legendary Sakimichan. Since it is more of a manga art style, this fan art of Kakashi and Sasuke is vastly different from her more semi-realism works from today.
Sakimichan was only sixteen when she drew this!
It is unique to see how Kakashi would have a comrade who is from the Uchiha clan, only to later have Sasuke as one of his students. While they have different outlooks, there are a number of similarities between this duo.
21 Legendary Uchiha
Madara Uchiha found the Hidden Leaf Village alongside Hashirama Senju, his eternal rival. Unfortunately, he was ultimately defeated by his rival for control of the village. Madara is perhaps one of the most cunning villains in the Naruto series and it’s easy to see why.
Zetsuai89 does a great job in making the Uchiha leader dangerously handsome. Madara appears to have the aesthetics of a fallen angel and that is a cool way to depict him.
20 Steampunk Couple
Sasuke and Sakura might not be the most developed couple in the series, but Kishimoto decided from the start that these two are canon. The amount of fan art for these two are diverse, albeit charming.
IlaBarattolo created this wonderful piece of the two in steampunk getup and they look great. The combination of Eastern and steampunk clothing is an interesting idea and what better what to display that with this couple. This would be a great idea for a cosplaying couple to go with this idea.
19 Oh, So Edgy
Migs308 is responsible for this creative piece, as it is commissioned by a fan of his work. Seeing Naruto as an evil incarnation is spooky but fascinating. Having him in dark armor that resembles a Gundam makes Naruto look like a fearsome opponent.
The use of reds and blacks showcases how edgy and threatening Naruto looks and the artist did justice to the colors and themes of this commission. It wouldn’t be surprising if a crossover was inspired by this fan art from the likes of more pieces or even fan fiction.
18 Just Adorable
Kakashi is one of the coolest characters due to his design and strong personality. Since he is the captain of Team 7, he has a lot going for him when two of his students have intense traumas from their past. OrekiGenya features the sensei and Naruto in his Nine Tail state, ironically more cat-like than fox.
Unfortunately, this artwork does have a noticeable inconsistency, which involves having the image mirrored due to Kakashi’s Sharingan and scar being on the wrong eye. Still, this artwork is very nice and shows a cute moment.
17 Unexpected Agent
Ino is rather an unimportant character due to her lack of screen time, but she is featured at the crucial moment when her sensei Asuma was defeated by Hidan. The only other time she showed relevance is her rivalry with Sakura around Sasuke.
Amenoosa created an intriguing artwork of the blonde Kunoichi as part of the ANBU. Her design is gorgeous, and it perfectly fits her character. She probably won’t be the most threatening out of the ANBU, but she would look the best!
16 Gorgeous Sun
Even though Sakura has more screen time when it comes to the heroines, but Hinata is an integral part in Naruto, for her feelings for the main protagonist and her character growth. She might be shy at times, but she is a capable fighter in her own right.
Artgerm is another legendary artist from deviantART who truly capitalizes Hinata’s beauty with the soft colors and meaningful expression on the Hyuga daughter’s face. This picture is simply breathtaking and one of the best pieces of fan art for the Naruto community.
15 Through The Cycle
The amazing coincidence of the Fourth Hokage to have Kakashi as his pupil, only for the latter to have Naruto as his student is an interesting cycle. Shikaobing gives us a sweet drawing of mentor and student that greatly expands on Kakashi’s backstory as well as learn about the Fourth Hokage Minato.
The two of them definitely went through tough times together, especially when they both lost Obito, and later Rin. Kakashi would not have been an impactful sensei if it weren’t for Minato.
14 Festive Time
Kivi1230 has quite the resume for their Naruto fan art. They are beautiful and imaginative with high quality. This artwork features Sasuke and Sakura in what is known in real-life Japan is the Obon festival.
The atmosphere in this fan art is absolutely divine.
While Sasuke is always on a serious mission, this is something we can see him and Sakura doing to honor his fallen clan. Not only is it romantic, but bittersweet and nice.
13 Her Superman
The artist xxunicornxx made this awesome, yet adorable crossover of Naruto and Hinata as Superman and Lois Lane. However, unlike Lois, Hinata is a strong Kunoichi who will do her best to protect the ones she cares about.
Naruto is like Superman in unique ways, though they are very different when it comes to their circumstances on how and why they are orphaned. What is also fascinating about NaruHina is that they do have a lot in common with Superman and Lois as a couple, so it makes sense for these two to be displayed in this fan art.
12 Ichiraku Fun
Who doesn’t want to try out the ramen from Ichiraku? While the place isn’t technically real, its equivalence in our world is called Fukuoka. Arriku created this piece of Team 7 plus Hinata more mature compared to their Part II equivalents and it’s nice to see them get together at Ichiraku.
Knowing Naruto, he probably wanted to go there badly.
It makes us hungry whenever we see Naruto eat ramen with either Iruka-sensei or Jiraiya. It also must be nice to have a group of friends to get together for some good food.
11 The Weapon Master
Tenten has always been a popular character, even if she does not do much compared to her companions and Might Guy. But she is incredibly threatening since she can large amounts of weaponry.
Eddy-Shinjuku makes this strong woman just so beautiful.
The semi-realism in this wonderful fan art is extravagant and the detail is insanely good. This is what Tenten would look as an adult, and this was made before the Naruto series went into the New Era.
10 Jinchuriki Hangout
The Jinchuriki are important characters that are “tools” for the Akatsuki to extract the tailed beasts inside them. The only ones we know of in Part I were Naruto and Gaara, but in Part II, we got to learn more about the other Jinchurikis.
xCluBearx depicts the gang in a modern setting and they look snazzy in their outfits. Unfortunately, only three of them managed to get away, Gaara technically nearly getting offed in the beginning of Part II. However, this gang is diverse and compliment each other, whether it is in a modern setting or in the Naruto world.
9 Endearing Cherry Blossom
Sakura is a very divisive character in the Naruto fanbase. Fans either adore her or argue that she is useless. In Part I, she definitely did not do much, but she redeemed herself in Part II facing against Sasori with Granny Chiyo, even if she still didn’t do a lot compared to her teammates Naruto and Sasuke.
Risa1 makes this hot-tempered Kunoichi sweet mannered and beautiful.
Sakura looks stunning in her kimono and this fan art is just too good for words. The colors fit together and make the picture vibrant.
8 Ninjas In School
Ever wondered what the cast of Naruto would look like in school uniforms? Elmyky answered that with this nice fan art. Along with Yuko doing the lineart, elmyky finished with the coloring and their collaboration came out nicely.
From left to right are Sasuke, Kiba, Neji, Shikamaru, Naruto, Ino, Temari, Sakura, Hinata and Choji. This gang would be the complementary type due to their distinct personalities and how they contrast/compliment one another. Who do you think would be labeled who in this group of students?
7 Friendly Rivalry
Sakura and Ino are eternal rivals who are in love. Some Naruto fans might not be invested in their intense love for Sasuke, but they can acknowledge their strong friendship. From Tumblr, we have this cute fan art of Sakura and Ino in casual clothes done by dymx.
The nice little details on their shirt are cool, mostly due to their respective hair colors. Even though one of them ended up getting Sasuke, their strong friendship is one that no one can argue on.
6 Beautifully Dangerous
Being the final antagonist in Part II, Kaguya was the ultimate threat who also has a beautiful design. RikaMello did an extravagant job in making the Ten Tail Jinchuriki stunning yet perilous.
While she does not have a lot of depth due to her lack of time in the story, you can look at Kaguya and see how powerful she is by her appearance alone. She might have a unique backstory, she suffers from not being fully developed compared to a few other memorable villains.
5 Selfie Time!
One of the most popular trends in the twenty-first century is without a doubt the selfie. If the Naruto characters were to be in our world, we can see some of them participating in this global phenomenon.
Komai69i’s take on Team 7 feels wholesome and it wouldn’t be a surprise if Sakura were to be the one to start a selfie. It also fits for Naruto to be curious but photobomb the picture. And of course, Sasuke would just go along with it.
4 The Fearsome Five
The Kage are responsible for protecting their villages no matter the cost. With lightning, fire, wind, earth, and water, they make up the Five Kage. ZakAbbas’ realistic approach on these five are impressive and take inspiration from the manga chapter this fan art recreated.
While there are other characters shown in the back, including future Hokage Naruto, these five being featured together makes for an awesome team that give a strong impression!
3 Members Of The Dawn
The Akatsuki are incredibly popular despite being antagonists throughout the series. The likes of Itachi, Deidara, and Pain, to name a few, manage to hold an impact from the progression of the story.
From Pixiv, Sludge brings all the members of Akatsuki together in a cheesy, yet sweet photo. They are memorable for their goals of joining the Akatsuki and a few of them stand out due to their impact from before joining the organization. That just leads to…
2 Uchiha Redeemed
Itachi is one of the most fleshed out and strongest characters in the Naruto series. While we sided with Sasuke for him being responsible for the Uchiha clan’s demise, we later learned that Itachi’s plans were for good reason.
Zetsuai89 is featured here yet again for his fantastic work with the older Uchiha brother. The colors are soft with a semi-realism theme, and it captures Itachi perfectly in this picture. Even though he passed on twice, we still get emotional when tells Sasuke he will always love him.
1 The Perfect Family
Naruto and Hinata have come a long way throughout their journeys. Even though it took the former a while to catch on, their love for each other is just so pure.
Benlo’s take on the Uzumaki family gives us the sweetest of feels.
Naruto might be a busy man for both work and family, it is nice to see him, Hinata, Boruto, and Himawari get together for some good ramen at Ichiraku. Certainly, the last two will inherit their parents’ fast eating habits.