A clan (一族, Ichizoku, literally meaning: household, clan), in the loosest sense of the term, refers to a family or group of shinobi who form a basic unit of a shinobi village. A majority of these clans were mercenary military forces even before the First Shinobi World War. The Senju clan and Uchiha clan were the first known clans to have agreed to settle and form a shinobi village, facilitated by creating agreements with the daimyō of the land they inhabit. Many clans would follow the example of the Senju and the Uchiha, later establishing the Five Great Shinobi Countries as they are known today.
Membership in a clan is usually determined by blood relations and genetics, which is vital in the usage of kekkei genkai and secret techniques. These attributes and abilities made many clans feared and renowned throughout many villages. While clans may be composed of many individuals and extended families, many clans mentioned and seen in the series were somewhat limited to a nuclear family.
Main article: Aburame Clan
The Aburame Clan (油女一族, Aburame Ichizoku) is one of the four noble clans of Konohagakure. At birth, members of this clan are offered to several special breeds of insects as a nest, residing just under their host's skin. These insects will then live in symbiosis with their host from that point on. Because of this, its members are characterised by their use of insects as weapons.
Main article: Akimichi Clan
The Akimichi Clan (秋道一族, Akimichi Ichizoku) is one of the four noble clans of Konohagakure. Many of their clan's techniques revolve around the manipulation of their bodyweight and size through the use of Yang Release. It has had fifteen family heads, with Chōza Akimichi being the fifteenth. Chōji Akimichi is slated to become the sixteenth head.
Main article: Amagiri Clan
The Amagiri Clan (天霧一族, Amagiri Ichizoku) is a clan that founded Yumegakure, and one of the three clans that hail from the village.
Main article: Chinoike Clan
The Chinoike Clan (血之池一族, Chinoike Ichizoku) was a clan active during the Warring States Period. Its members possess the Ketsuryūgan, a kekkei genkai that grants them the ability to manipulate liquids with high iron content.
Main article: Fūma Clan
The Fūma Clan (風魔一族, Fūma Ichizoku) is a renowned ninja clan distantly related to the Uchiha Clan, famous in at least Amegakure and the Land of Fire. They are well-known as an aggressive clan and fight using their characteristic giant Fūma Shuriken; a large, four-bladed weapon said to possess preeminent sharpness.
Fūma Clan (Land of Sound)
Main article: Fūma Clan (Land of Sound)
The Fūma Clan (ふうま一族, Fūma Ichizoku) is a shinobi clan from the Land of the Rice Fields, where Orochimaru established the Land of Sound. The clan specialises in using chakra threads and also have a large number of shinobi trained in archery. It also has a number of hidden techniques, including the Curse Mandala. The clan split into two factions where some of their most powerful members were tricked by Orochimaru, who promised to restore their clan's status, and were used in his kinjutsu development experiments. The other faction became involved in criminal activity and were considered traitors by the rest of the clan.
Main article: Funato Clan
The Funato Clan (舟戸一族, Funato Ichizoku) is a clan of pirates in the Land of Water. One of the oldest known clans in the country, the Funato clan were known for their plundering, abductions and strength on open water.
Main article: Hagoromo Clan
The Hagoromo Clan (羽衣一族, Hagoromo Ichizoku) is one of the earlier clans which existed during the war-torn era preceding the creation of the hidden villages. While not a great deal is known about them, they were one of the warring factions alongside the Uchiha clan to oppose the Senju clan in battle — an alliance that lead to Kawarama Senju's death, amongst many of his clansmen.
Its only known members are renowned ninja: Konoha's White Fang (木ノ葉の白い牙, Konoha no Shiroi Kiba) Sakumo, and his son Copy Ninja Kakashi (コピー忍者のカカシ, Kopī Ninja no Kakashi). The latter would later become the Sixth Hokage following the end of the Fourth Shinobi World War.
Main article: Hirasaka Clan
The Hirasaka Clan (比良坂一族, Hirasaka Ichizoku) is one of the three clans that hail from Yumegakure.
Main article: Hōki Family
Main article: Hoshigaki Clan
Main article: Hōzuki Clan
Main article: Hyūga Clan
The Hyūga Clan (日向一族, Hyūga Ichizoku) is one of the four noble clans of Konohagakure, as well as the strongest clan in the village. All members born into this clan possess the Byakugan, a kekkei genkai that gives them extended fields of vision and the ability to see through solid objects and even the chakra circulatory system, amongst other things. Members of this clan also possess an innate ability which allows them to expel chakra from any of the tenketsu in their body.
Main article: Iburi Clan
The Iburi Clan (イブリ一族, Iburi Ichizoku) was a seclusive clan that lived underground in the Land of Fire. They had the ability to become smoke at will and still be able to physically interact with the world around them. However, this ability was imperfect, causing them to occasionally transform unintentionally. In their smoke form, they were vulnerable to wind as it caused them to disperse permanently and die.
Main article: Inuzuka Clan
The Inuzuka Clan (犬塚一族, Inuzuka Ichizoku) or Inuzuka Family (犬塚家, Inuzuka-ke) is a family of shinobi in Konohagakure known for their use of ninken as fighting companions and are easily identified by the distinctive red fang markings on their cheeks.
Main article: Izuno Clan
Main article: Jūgo's Clan
This clan is an unnamed family, which originated from an unknown area. The members of this clan possess the innate ability to absorb natural energy from their surroundings due to their unique bodies. However, the adverse effects of this energy results in sudden and uncontrollable surges of madness, causing them to sporadically go berserk. Their unique bodies also secrete special fluids that allow them to undergo various drastic physical alterations.
Main article: Kagetsu Family
The Kagetsu Family hail from Motoyoshi Village within the Land of Fire. They were originally ordinary herb-sellers that, though poor, lived happy lives filled with laughter. When they discovered that the herbs growing in the surrounding mountainside were valuable, the family became rich.
Main article: Kaguya Clan
The Kaguya Clan (かぐや一族, Kaguya Ichizoku) is a now extinct clan, known for their savage battle tactics and archaic values, and as descendants of Kaguya Ōtsutsuki, a select few have inherited a derivative of her original ability to manipulate one's bone structures.
Main article: Kamizuru Clan
Main article: Karatachi Family
This family was a group of people from Kirigakure, which has produced renowned shinobi. One of its members Yagura, went on to become the Fourth Mizukage. He used fear to rule the village and enforced Kiri's reputation as "Village of the Bloody Mist".
Main article: Kazekage Clan
Main article: Kedōin Clan
The Kedōin Clan (祁答院一族, Kedōin Ichizoku) is a small clan led by Agari Kaisen.
Main article: Kodon Clan
The Kodon Clan (虎呑一族, Kodon Ichizoku) is a clan of the Howling Wolf Village. They are able to make a medicinal form of saigenzai known as Kotarō within their bodies; although only Kodon can do this, it is not a kekkei genkai. They sell Kotarō at their store, Rengyōdō (連翹堂, literally meaning: Hypericum's Shrine).
Main article: Kohaku Clan
The Kohaku Clan (Kohaku Ichizoku) was a shinobi clan that had a village near the border of the Land of Fire to that of Amegakure. This village was one of many villages that was attacked by Furido's 4-Man Team, and all villagers subsequently massacred.
Main article: Kumanoi Clan
Main article: Kurama Clan
The Kurama Clan (鞍馬一族, Kurama Ichizoku) is a clan of extremely skilled genjutsu users, exclusive to the anime. This talent in genjutsu is due to the kekkei genkai that the clan possesses. However, once every few generations, a member of the clan will be born with such enormous skill in genjutsu that their illusions causes the brain to make anything that happens to the victim within the genjutsu physically real, allowing the clan member to potentially kill their opponents with genjutsu.
Main article: Lee Clan
The Lee Clan (リー一族, Rī Ichizoku) is one of the many clans that reside in Konohagakure.
Main article: Nara Clan
The Nara Clan (奈良一族, Nara Ichizoku) or Nara Family (奈良家, Nara-ke) is one of the many clans of Konohagakure. They are known for tending deer and their ability to manipulate shadows through the use of Yin Release. Two of its members, Shikaku and his son Shikamaru, are well known for their high-level of intelligence, and both have served as advisors to the Hokage. After Shikaku's death, Shikamaru became the head of the clan.
Main article: Onikuma Clan
Main article: Ōtsutsuki Clan The Ōtsutsuki Clan (大筒木一族, Ōtsutsuki Ichizoku) is an ancient clan of horned celestial beings (天津人, amatsubito), also described as aliens (宇宙人, uchūjin). As a parasitic species they have spent thousands of years traversing the cosmos in order to carry out the Ōtsutsuki Will (大筒木の意志, Ōtsutsuki no Ishi), a doctrine which dictates that clan members consume the life energy and genetic material of other worlds in order to continuously evolve, with the ultimate goal of attaining godhood.
Main article: Rinha Clan
Main article: Ryū Clan
The Ryū Clan (龍一族, Ryū Ichizoku) was once a powerful clan of Dragon Guardians entrusted with keeping the Dragon Blade.
Main article: Sarutobi Clan
The Sarutobi Clan (猿飛一族, Sarutobi Ichizoku) is an influential clan from Konohagakure. It has produced several renowned members who have held positions of high authority, including the Third Hokage; whose son, Asuma, held membership in the Twelve Guardian Ninja, while his other child served directly under the Hokage along with their spouse as Anbu. All known members have also been devout observers of the Will of Fire.
Main article: Sendō Clan
The Sendō Clan (仙道一族, Sendō Ichizoku) is a clan of the Howling Wolf Village led by Jiryū Sendō. Jiryū formed the clan after the village declared its neutrality from all conflicts. He gathered together many of the village's former shinobi - left unemployed by the neutrality - and created a criminal gang that primarily dealt in saigenzai, a popular hallucinogen.
Main article: Senju Clan
The Senju Clan (千手一族, Senju Ichizoku) was one of the clans responsible for founding the first shinobi village: Konohagakure — the other being their rival Uchiha clan. Although the clan itself no longer appears to exist as a group, the Senju continue to influence Konoha's politics through their philosophy of the Will of Fire and the corresponding interpretation of the role of the Hokage position. As such, three Senju have achieved the position of Hokage.
Main article: Shiin Clan
The Shiin Clan was a small shinobi clan from the Land of the Rice Fields, where Orochimaru established the Land of Sound. Despite their size, they were famous in the country due to their high ideals and determination. After Otogakure was founded, all the skilled members joined Otogakure, and when the country's daimyō stopped hiring them, their leader set his eyes on a goldmine near the country's border, as a way to support his clan.
Main article: Shimura Clan
Main article: Shirogane Clan
The Shirogane Clan (白銀一族, Shirogane Ichizoku) was a puppet clan from the Land of Wind.
Main article: Taketori Clan
The Taketori Clan (竹取一族, Taketori Ichizoku) is a clan, presumably outside of Konohagakure. While not a great deal is known about them, this clan seems to have close connections to the Hyūga clan for political matters, according to Natsu Hyūga.
Main article: Tenrō Clan
Main article: Tsuchigumo Clan
The Tsuchigumo Clan (土蜘蛛一族, Tsuchigumo Ichizoku) is a clan that formed a pact with the Third Hokage during the Third Shinobi World War. The clan's leader at that time, En no Gyōja, developed a technique that could wipe out an entire village. By terms of the pact with the Third Hokage, En no Gyōja declared the technique to be forbidden, in exchange for protection provided by Konoha in times of need.
Main article: Uchiha Clan
The Uchiha Clan (うちは一族, Uchiha Ichizoku) is one of the four noble clans of Konohagakure, reputed to be the village's strongest because of their Sharingan and natural battle prowess. After helping found Konoha decades ago, the Uchiha grew increasingly isolated from the village's affairs, culminating in most of their deaths during the Uchiha Clan Downfall. Few Uchiha now survive into the present day.
Main article: Uzumaki Clan
The Uzumaki Clan (うずまき一族, Uzumaki Ichizoku) was formerly a prominent clan in Uzushiogakure. Its members are renown for having bright, red hair and possessing incredibly strong life-forces and chakra. Since its disbandment, most of its known members reside in Konohagakure.
Main article: Wagarashi Family
Main article: Wasabi Family
Main article: Yamanaka Clan
The Yamanaka Clan (山中一族, Yamanaka Ichizoku) is a family of shinobi found in Konohagakure. They specialise in mind related techniques, and they own and run a flower shop in the village. They traditionally lead the Konoha Barrier Team.
Main article: Yoimura Clan
The Yoimura Clan (宵村家, Yoimura-ke) is clan that resides in Daidai Village.
Main article: Yota's Clan
This travelling clan had the ability to manipulate weather, which they used for their trades.
- Kokage Yanagikage from Konohagakure is stated to be from a clan which specialises in research of concealed weapons and how to use them.
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