Cosplay Gallery: Naruto

includes Naruto: Shippuden costumes

My personal favorites in this batch are the one who cosplayed Shino, the cutie kids who cosplayed Naruto and Hinata, and the last picture of Sasuke, so dramatic! The last two pictures, both a cosplay of Konan is my sister. These were photographed by me, coa-chan!

Group Information: Akatsuki

Anime/Manga: Naruto / Naruto: Shippuden
Group: Criminal Organization
Members: Nagato/Pain
Hoshigaki Kisame
Uchihata Itachi
Uchiha Madara

NOTE: some things below may not be understood by those who do not watch/read the anime/manga. Since this is a Group Information, I have no duties to summarize the story. I will however, one day set up a review for the series.

Uchiha Madara and Nagato have both claimed to be the founders of Akatsuki. Regardless of whoever created the organization, however, it is rumored that the group was first formed in Kirigakura, thus leading many villages to blame Kirigakure for Akatsuki's actions.

Uchiha Itachi joined the Akatsuki before carrying out the Uchiha Clan Massacre for which he was defected from his village. Orochimaru, having already his lust for power at this time, sought to take over Itachi's body. Upon failing, Orochimaru immediately left the organization. To replace him, Akatsuki recruited Deidara with Itachi doing most of the work for Deidara to agree on doing so.

At first, Akatsuki was a mercenary group for hire. Many villages hired Akatsuki to fight in wars, spy on enemies, or carry out assassinations. To this regard, Fourth Raikage claims that only Kumogakure has never used Akatsuki's services.

Soon, the group eventually began capturing the tailed beasts, in the process antagonizing many of its former clients. During the attempts at capturing the jinchuriki of the tailed beasts, many Akatsuki members died or were incapacitated. Sasori, who fought with his grandmother, the Suna elder Chiyo, and Haruno Sakura, died during their fight. Uchiha Madara, as Tobi, replaces him. Hidan is fully incapacitated by Nara Shikamaru during their fight while Kakuzu is killed with the finishing blow by Hatake Kakashi. Both Deidara and Uchiha Itachi die at the hands of Uchiha Sasuke.

After learning the truth of his brother, Sasuke and his team, Taka, joins the Akatsuki as well. Then, Nagato and Konan are sent to attack Konoha and capture Uzumaki Naruto. However, Naruto was able to change their views on peace. Nagato ended up sacrificing his life to resurrect all that he has killed. Konan, on the other hand, offered a token of friendship to Naruto and left for Amegakure. She has voiced out her alliance with Naruto, saying that she believes in Nagato's choice of trusting him so she will trust him too along with the rest of Amegakure with her.

At the same time, Sasuke is tasked with capturing the Eight-Tails, but he fails too. Akatsuki's actions finally provoke a response from the ninja villages, who hold a Kage Summit to discuss Akatsuki. Madara, wishing to accelerate his plans, infiltrates the meeting and declares war against the great nations, promising to use the seven tailed beasts Akatsuki has already captured in battle. The villages and their associated countries form a Shinobi Alliance to combat Akatsuki, beginning the Fourth Great Shinobi World War.

All Akatsuki members wear long, dark cloaks with red clouds, a red interior, and a chin-high collar. In the case of Taka, they have hoods instead of a high collar. All members wear nail polish of varying colors on their fingers and toenails, and may or may notwear a conical straw hat with small spike-like balls hanging down to cover their faces. Some members wear their village forehead protector with a slash across to symbolize the broken ties with their former villages, while others cease wearing them entirely. Everyone also wears a ring, each member with varying kanji.

Akatsuki's main general goal is to achieve World Domination. In accordance to this goal, they also aim to capture all of the nine tailed beasts. Their plan is to move out in pairs of two and each pair will capture an assigned jinchuriki. These tailed beasts would be their help in their goal of world domination. However, as proved by Hidan's case, not all members learn of the organization's goals immediately upon joining.

Amegakure (Village run by Pain, association ended following Pain's death and Konan's defection)
Kabuto Yakushi (Sasori's underling, defected to Orochimaru, allied with Akatsuki)
Yūra (Sasori's underling, deceased)
Mukade (Sasori's underling, deceased)
Ginji (Kakuzu's banker, status unknown)
Zangei (Bounty collector, captured)
Taka (Affiliated group, disbanded)
Uchiha Sasuke (Only member of Taka left who is still associating with Akatsuki)

Partner: Konan
Village of Origin: Ame
Ring: Rei (zero)
Ring Placement: Right thumb
Reason for joining: "Peace"
Status: deceased

Partner: Nagato
Village of Origin: Ame
Ring: Bya (white)
Ring Placement: Right middle finger
Reason for joining: Love
Status: defected

Partner: none (functions as spy)
Village of Origin: unknown
Ring: Gai (boar)
Ring Placement: Right pinky
Reason for joining: Land
Status: active

Uchiha Madara/Tobi
Partner: none (previously Deidara, as Tobi)
Village of Origin: Konoha/Kiri
Ring: Gyoku (jewel)
Ring Placement: Left thumb
Reason for joining: Power
Status: active

Partner: Sasori (first), Tobi (after Sasori's death)
Village of Origin: Iwa
Ring: Sei (blue)
Ring Placement: Right index
Reason for joining: Whim
Status: deceased

Partner: Orochimaru (first), Deidara (after Orochimaru's defection)
Village of Origin: Suna
Ring: Gyoku (jewel)
Ring Placement: Left thumb
Reason for joining: unknown
Status: deceased

Partner: Kakuzu
Village of Origin: Yu
Ring: San (three)
Ring Placement: Left index
Reason for joining: religion
Status: incapacitated

Partner: Hidan
Village of Origin: Taki
Ring: Hoku (north)
Ring Placement: Left middle
Reason for joining: money
Status: deceased

Uchiha Itachi
Partner: Hoshigaki Kisame
Village of Origin: Konoha
Ring: Shu (vermillion)
Ring Placement: Right ring
Reason for joining: ideology
Status: deceased

Partner: Sasori
Village of Origin: Konoha/Oto
Ring: Ku (sky)
Ring Placement: Left little
Reason for joining: Uchiha Itachi
Status: defected, deceased (defected the group before dying)

Hoshigaki Kisame
Partner: Uchiha Itachi
Village of Origin: Kiri
Ring: Nan (south)
Ring Placement: Left ring
Reason for joining: spite
Status: active

Animation Studio: Studio Pierrot

Name: Pierrot Co.,Ltd.
Headquarters: 2-29-13, Shimorenjaku, Mitaka-city,
Tokyo 181-0013 JAPAN
Established: May, 1979
Capital: 353,270,000 yen
President: Yuji Nunokawa
Business: Planning and Production of Animation, Licensing, Merchandising, Graphic Design, Event Planning and Management

Studio Pierrot is an Animation Film Studio founded in 1979 by former employees of Tatsunoko Production. They are considered specialists in the magical-girl genre. However, they also have many prominent titles outside their specialty, including two of the leading shounen titles today, Naruto and Bleach. The company logo consists of the face of a clown. Pierrot is a Japanese loanword for clown, adopted from the classical character of Pierrot.

(listed in alphabetical order)
Akachan to Boku : Production
Anmitsu Hime : Production
Barbapapa Sekai wo Mawaru : Animation
BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad : In-Between Animation
Bleach : Animation, Animation Production, Production
Blood+ : In-Between Animation
Blue Dragon : Animation Production
Blue Dragon: Tenkai no Shichi Ryū : Animation Production
Ceres, Celestial Legend : Production
(Le) Chevalier D'Eon : In-Between Animation
Chiisana Kyojin Microman : Production
Chikkun Takkun : Production
Clamp School : Production
Cooking Master Boy : Production Assistance
Dokkiri Doctor : Production
E's Otherwise : Animation, Production
Edokko Boy: Gatten Taro : Animation, Production
Elemental Gelade : In-Between Animation
Emma: A Victorian Romance : Animation Production, Production
Fancy Lala : Animation Production
Fight! Kickers : Animation Production, Production
Flame of Recca : Animation Production, Production
Fushigi Yûgi - The Mysterious Play : Production
Gantz : In-Between Animation
Ghost Stories : Production
Great Teacher Onizuka : Animation Production, Copyright, Production
Guru Guru Town Hanamaru-kun : Animation, Production
Hajime Ningen Gon : Photography, Production
Hanasakeru Seishōnen : Animation Production
Heisei Tensai Bakabon : Production
Heroman : In-Between Animation
Hikaru no Go : Animation Production, Production
Hyper Police : Production
I'm Gonna Be An Angel : Animation Production
Immortal Grand Prix : In-Between Animation
Karakuri Kengo Den Musashi Lord : Animation Production, Production
Kaze no Yojimbo : Animation
Kimagure Orange Road : Production
Kogepan : Animation
Letter Bee : Animation Production
Magical Angel Creamy Mami : Production
Magical Fairy Persia : Animation, Production
Magical Hat : Animation, Production
Magical Idol Pastel Yumi : Production
Magical Star Magical Emi : Production
Maicching Machiko-sensei : Production
Marude Dameo : Production
Midori Days : Animation Production, Production
Midori no Makibao : Production
Moeru! Oniisan : Animation Production, Production
(The) Mysterious Cities of Gold : Production
Naruto : Animation Production
Naruto : Production
Naruto Shippūden : Animation Production
Naruto Shippūden : Production
Neo Ranga : Production
Ninja Robots : Production
Ninku : Animation Production, Production
Norakuro-kun : Production
Ore wa Chokkaku : Production
Osomatsu-kun : Animation Production, Production
Osomatsu-kun : Production
Paradise Kiss : Production Assistance
Power Stone : Production
Rerere no Tensai Bakabon : Animation Production, Production
Rurouni Kenshin : In-Between Animation
Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs : Production
Saiyuki : Production
Saiyuki Gunlock : Production
Saiyuki Reload : Production
Spoon Oba-san : Animation Production, Production
Strawberry Marshmallow : In-Between Animation
Sugar Sugar Rune : Animation Production
Super GALS : Animation Production, Production
(The) Super Milk-chan Show : Production
Takoyaki Mant-Man : Production
Tantei Gakuen Q : Production
Three Little Ghosts : Animation, Production
Tokyo Mew Mew : Animation
Tokyo Underground : Animation Production, Production
Tottemo! Luckyman : Animation Production, In-Between Animation
(The) Twelve Kingdoms : Animation Production
Urusei Yatsura : Animation
(The) Wonderful Adventures of Nils : Animation Production, Production
Yoiko : Production
Yumeiro Pâtissière : Animation Production

(listed in alphabetical order)
Abashiri Family : Production
Adesugata Mahou no Sannin Musume : Production
Area 88 : Production
BAOH : Animation
Baribari Densetsu : Production
Bleach: Memories in the Rain : Animation Production, Production
Bleach: The Sealed Sword Frenzy : Production
Dallos : Animation Production
Dallos Special : Animation
Eguchi Hisashi no Kotobuki Goro Show : Animation Production
Eight Clouds Rising : Animation Production, Production
Fire Tripper : Animation Production
Fushigi Yuugi : Producer
Fushigi Yuugi (OAV 2) : Producer
Gensomaden Saiyuki: Kibou no zaika : Production
Go Go Toraemon : Production
Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai! : Production
Harbor Light Monogatari - Fashion Lala Yori : Production
Here is Greenwood : Animation, Production
Hi-Speed Jecy : Animation Production
I''s : Animation
Justy : Production
Key the Metal Idol : Animation Production, Production
Kimagure Orange Road : Production
Kimagure Orange Road: Shonen Jump Special : Production
Kyofu Shinbun : Animation Production
Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! : Animation Production
(The) Laughing Target : Animation Production, Planning
Like the Clouds, Like the Wind (special) : Production
Lily C.A.T. : Animation Production
Mahou no Tenshi Creamy Mami: Eien no Once More : Production
Mahou no Tenshi Creamy Mami: Long Goodbye : Production
Majokko Club Yoningumi - A Kuukan Kara no Alien X : Production
Mermaid Forest : Production
Michitekuru Toki no Mukō ni (special) : Animation Production
My Dear Marie : Animation
Naruto : Animation Production
Naruto : Production
Naruto Special: Akaki Yotsuba no Clover wo Sagase : Animation Production
Naruto Special: Battle at Hidden Falls. I am the Hero! : Animation Production
Plastic Little : Production
Ruri-iro Princess : Animation Production
Saiyuki Reload: Burial : Production
Salamander : Production
Tenamonya Voyagers : Animation Production, Producer
Yu Yu Hakusho: Eizou Hakusho : Animation
Yu Yu Hakusho: Eizou Hakusho II : Animation
Yumemakura Baku Twilight Gekijou : Animation Production

(listed in alphabetical order)
Aitsu to Lullaby: Suiyobi no Cinderella : Animation Production
Baribari Densetsu : Animation Production
Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody : Production
Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion - Mō Hitotsu no Hyōrinmaru : Animation Production, Production
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society : In-Between Animation
Kimagure Orange Road: Summer's Beginning : Production
Kimagure Orange Road: The Movie : Production
Maroko : Animation Production
Naruto Shippūden Movie : In-Between Animation
Naruto Shippūden: Hi no Ishi o Tsugumono : Animation Production
Naruto Shippūden: The Lost Tower : Animation Production, Production
Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom : Production
Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel : Production
Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow : Production
Naruto: Konoha Sports Festival : Production
Ninja Scroll : In-Between Animation
Ninku the Movie : Production
On Your Mark : Finish Animation
Onigamiden : Animation Production
Porco Rosso : Animation Production
(The) Prince of Tennis: Two Samurais, The First Game : Digital Paint, In-Between Animation
Saiyuki: Requiem : Animation Production, Production
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie : Animation Production
Urusei Yatsura: Always My Darling : Animation Assistance
Urusei Yatsura: Only You : Production Assistance
Yu Yu Hakusho The Movie: Poltergeist Report : Production
Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie : Production

Topmost image is the Studio Pierrot Logo. Other images above are from the following anime: (from top to bottom) Naruto, Elemental Gelade, Fushigi Yugi, Tokyo Mew Mew, Emma: A Victorian Romance, Bleach, Twelve Kingdoms, Yu Yu Hakusho, I'm Gonna Be An Angel