Naruto Uzumaki is the titular protagonist of Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto franchise. He appears as the principal character in the anime Naruto and its sequel, Naruto: Shippuden; he also appears in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, but as a secondary character, since the show focuses on his son, Boruto Uzumaki. Throughout the years, Naruto has gone through a lot of changes and we have seen him grow up as the anime progressed.
Naruto is 12 years old when Naruto begins, becoming 13 by the end of the original Naruto anime. When Naruto: Shippuden started, Naruto was 15 years old; when the anime ended, we saw him at 17 years of age. In Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Naruto Uzumaki should be around 33 years of age.
The rest of the article will give you some more information on Naruto’s evolution as a character in the series, as well as answers to some important questions regarding Naruto’s age at some of the most important moments in his life.
Naruto’s birthday was determined to be on October 10, with the year unknown. Kishimoto’s Naruto series doesn’t have a calendar identical to ours and we don’t know when these events are happening, which is why Naruto’s year of birth is a mystery, although we do know the exact date.
Naruto’s age in Naruto: 12-13 years old
As the protagonist of the series, Naruto appears in each season and usually plays a prominent role in each of them. During the first part Naruto accompanies the rest of Team 7 as they carry out their initial missions. Over time, the character improves his ninja skills and pursues his own goals.
Later, following an invasion into the Hidden Village of Konoha by two rogue ninjas, Itachi Uchiha and Kisame Hoshigaki, Naruto discovers Akatsuki, a criminal organization trying to extract the Kyūbi from his body.
While Jiraiya prevents this, it is not until the second part that conflicts between the jinchūriki and Akatsuki actually occur.
When Sasuke tries to leave Konoha and go in search of Orochimaru’s hiding place to gain more strength, Naruto emphasizes his role in the story and In an effort to stop him, they begin a battle where Sasuke tries to kill his friend, although in the end he claims that he is not capable of doing such a thing, afterwards, both continue on different paths.
However, Naruto does not give up on trying to bring Sasuke back, so he leaves Konoha to go train together with Jiraiya and thus be prepared for the next time he meets him.
Naruto’s age in Naruto: Shippuden: 15-17 years old
Two and a half years later, the protagonist returns to Konoha, while Akatsuki begins to become more active, eventually kidnapping Gaara, who carried the Shukaku.
Upon learning of this, Naruto comes to his rescue along with other ninjas from his village. On the mission, Sakura, with the help of Chiyo, has a battle with an Akatsuki member named Sasori, who also happened to be the grandson of Chiyo.
However, after an arduous fight, the kunoichis manage to emerge victorious. As a result of their triumph, Sasori reveals that he has a spy watching Orochimaru, and that he would meet him at the Bridge of Heaven and Earth, a detail that could make it easy for you to locate Sasuke.
Naruto, Sakura and the new members of Team 7, Yamato and Sai, use this clue to find Sasuke, but are once again unable to stop him from escaping.
Feeling disappointed that they did not achieve their goal, Team 7 tries to Again they find Sasuke, and although they almost capture him, they lose their trail and are forced to return home.
Later, after a high-power battle in which Obito would obtain the power of the Ten Tails and end the life of Neji Hyuga, he would be able to redeem Obito, who joins the offensive of the Shinobi Alliance against a new enemies: Madara Uchiha, rival of the First Hokage and co-founder of the Leaf Village, for which Naruto receives the help of the first Sage of the Six Paths, Hagoromo Otsustsuki and Sasuke.
Once Madara is betrayed, Naruto and Sasuke team up to fight Kaguya Otsutsuki, whom they also manage to defeat.
After two years of the Ninja War, Naruto, now married to Hinata Hyuga, would have two children, Boruto Uzumaki and Himawari Uzumaki and would become the Seventh Hokage of the village.
Naruto’s age in Boruto: Naruto Next Genetations: 33 years old
Naruto and his allies want to defeat a new Akatsuki organization, as Sasuke fears that Kaguya’s allies are trying to attack them. In Boruto: Naruto the Movie, set after the series’ epilogue, Naruto’s status as Hokage strains his relationship with his son Boruto, as his duties often take him away from his family.
During the ninja trials, Naruto is kidnapped by the descendants of Kaguya, Momoshiki, and Kinshiki, then rescued by his son Boruto, Sasuke, and the Kage before helping his son destroy Momoshiki.
During this battle, Naruto and Boruto reconcile. In the manga about Boruto, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, we see Naruto as the main character, though the series begins in the far future, where Naruto has supposedly died or taken by an enemy of Boruto, Kawaki.
In an anime, before Boruto became a ninja, Naruto often appears with his new family. In the manga, a young Kawaki is adopted by Naruto when the teenager becomes a fugitive from the Kara group.
Naruto clashes with the members of Kara to protect his children. The village fears that the Otsutsuki clan is considering another attack by members of Kara, as well as Boruto and Kawaki sharing a cursed mark called Karma.
Fighting the leader of Kara, Isshiki Otsutsuki, Kurama persuades Naruto to recombine his chakra, even at the cost of his possible death. Naruto agrees and manages to stop Isshiki. In the process, Kurama reveals that he was lied to about the combination and that he is the only one who will die.
While Kurama goes to the afterlife, Naruto continues to wonder how to deal with Kara’s other agents and stop his son from turning into Momoshiki, who possesses him.
Naruto became Hokage at the age of 31, after Kakashi had ruled Konohagakure for 13 years. This was Naruto’s childhood wish and after 31 years, he finally became the seventh Hokage of Konohagakure.
The exact age was never revealed and the timeline does become a bit confusing here, although not by much. From the data we managed to gather, Naruto was either 19 or 20 years of age when he married Hinata, depending on whether the wedding took place before or after October 10.