Naruto Headband


Naruto Headband


The Forehead Protector (額当て, Hitai-ate) is an accessory created by Masashi Kishimoto, the author of the manga shonen and the anime Naruto, and is used to indicate which village a ninja comes from and is always placed in a prominent position so that it is easy to spot where the ninja comes from, whether it is a friend or an enemy. Naruto Headband can also be used by Genin, Chunin and Jonin ninjas as a protection, even if the protective surface is quite small but helps the ninja use ninjutsu, taijutsu and genjutsu techniques more freely. 

Sasuke Headband


Nukenins can symbolize the denial of their village by crossing the symbol off their band, as is the case for Akatsuki members. But others, like Orochimaru, simply prefer to throw them away. They are perfect for cosplay costumes as they are made from safe materials and are very light.



Naruto Headband


A Naruto ninja headband can be worn in different ways and its colour can vary, black, red, blue, purple, yellow...  In general, it is a rectangular fabric on which is placed a metal plate, attached to the fabric by six nails, on which is engraved in the middle the symbol of the ninja village. It may happen that some ninjas do not have any fabric at all for their Naruto headband, the symbol being engraved directly into a metal element. The symbol of the headband can be changed, as was the case for Jiraya who preferred a headband from Mount Myôboku but without denying her original village. 


What are the most famous Naruto forehead protectors in Naruto Shippuden?

As explained earlier, Naruto headbands are a common accessory from every village in the manga. Each of them bears the symbol of the village to which the ninja who wears them bears allegiance, and may have a different band colour depending on the choice of the ultimate ninja in the Naruto anime. 

- Famous characters wearing a Hidden Sand Village headband:

  • Temari
  • Gaara
  • Kankuro
  • Sasori 

They all wear their headband with the Suna symbol engraved on it. Most of them use a black color band but can also use a red one.

- Famous characters wearing a Hidden Leaf Village headband (Konohagakure ninja):

Starting with the most relevant characters from Konoha village, Naruto Uzumaki or Uzumaki Naruto (Kurama/Kyûbi Jinchuriki), Sakura Haruno, Kakashi Hatake or Hatake Kakashi, Chôji Akimichi, Ino Yamanaka, The famous kunoichi of Konoha Tsunade. We have also all the ninjas from the Uchiha clan such as Uchiha Obito, Uchiha Madara, Uchiha Sasuke and Uchiha Itachi, all the ninjas from the Hyuuga clan such as Hinata Hyuga and Neji Hyuga, Shikamaru Nara, Shino Aburame, Kabuto, Tenten. Konohamaru and all the Hokage such as Sarutobi the third Hokage, Hashirama Senju the first hokage, Tobirama Senju, the second Hokage and Minato Namikaze (Fourth Hokage)

    - Famous characters wearing a Hidden Rain Village headband:

    • Nagato
    • Konan
    • Yahiko
    • Tendo
    • Pain (Pein)

    - Famous characters wearing a Hidden Rock Village headband:

    • Deidara

    - Famous characters wearing a Hidden Cloud Village headband:

    • Killer Bee
    • Raikage

    - Famous characters wearing a Hidden Mist Village headband:

    • Zabuza Momochi
    • Kisame Hoshigaki


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