HOW OLD IS KAKASHI HATAKE?
18, 25, 30, a Millennium? Today, Naruto Merchandise® answers a fundamental question that all fans of the Naruto and Boruto series must have asked themselves one day, how old is Kakashi Hatake?
Kakashi has between 5 and 51 years old depending on the timeline of the Naruto or Boruto series we choose to focus on. But it should be known that the age of this character is really uncertain due to the fact that many script resources had to be used to improve the plot of the anime, that is the reason why some paradoxes may exist.
So stay tuned, in this article we give you all the information that you need to follow the evolution of the famous Kakashi Copy Ninja of Konohagakure!
HOW OLD IS KAKASHI SENSEI?
DURING TEAM MINATO ERA
Kakashi started as a ninja and became Genin around the age of 5 and started his first missions in Team Minato with Rin and Obito as Chunin at 6 years old. He then attended the Jonin's exam which he passed brilliantly around the same age.
Team Minato with Kakashi aged 6 years old
DURING OBITO'S DEATH
There is probably an age difference between Kakashi and Obito for about 4 years. Therefore, at the time of the accident where Obito "died" during the Kannabi bridge mission, Obito was 13 years old, which means that Kakashi must have been 9 years old.
DURING ANBU BLACK OPS ERA
Following Obito's death, Minato Sensei is named Youndaime Hokage of the Leaf and offers Kakashi a place in the Anbu to help him mourn his best friend. Kakashi joined the Anbu when he was around 13 years old and stayed there for almost ten years.
DURING KYUUBI'S ATTACK AND MINATO DEATH
Kakashi was 14 years old when the mysterious masked man unleashed the fury of Nine Tails (Kyuubi) on Konoha. It was also during this night that Minato and Kushina, Naruto's parents, passed away trying to protect their child from Kurama's attack. Kakashi is therefore 14 years older than Naruto which, we remind you, is born that night.
AT THE BEGINNING OF NARUTO
Kakashi received his nickname "Kakashi sensei" once he became the leader of Team 7 originally formed by Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno. Naruto was at that time 12 years old, so Kakashi was 26 years old in Naruto.
AT THE BEGINNING OF NARUTO SHIPPUDEN
The Naruto Shippuden series begins with the training of Naruto with his new mentor, Jiraiya. After 3-4 years of training, Naruto comes back aged of 16 years old which makes Kakashi is around 30 years old in Naruto Shippuden.
DURING HIS SIXTH HOKAGE ERA
At the end of the Great Shinobi War, Kakashi is crowned Sixth Hokage by Tsunade Senju. This period was about 2 to 3 years after the beginning of the Naruto Shippuden series. We can, therefore, assume that Kakashi was 32-33 years old when he became Hokage.
Kakashi Hatake, Sixth Hokage of the Hidden Leaf Village
Naruto became the hero of Konoha and fulfilled his dream of becoming the Seventh Hokage of the Leaf. At the beginning of the Boruto series, Naruto is around 32 years old, which tells us that Kakashi is 46 years old in Boruto.
That's it for today, folks. You now know more precisely the official chronology of Kakashi Hatake! Don't hesitate to tell us in the comments if we omitted to tell you about a period you would like to have more information about.
See you next time, dattebayo!
Team Naruto Merchandise®