A clan (一族, Ichizoku, Literally meaning: family), in the loosest sense of the term, refers to a family or group of ninjas who form a basic unit of a ninja village. Majority of these clans were known to have started out as mercenary military forces during the First Great Shinobi World War. The Senju Clan and Uchiha Clan were known to have been the first clans to have agreed to settle and form ninja villages by creating agreements with the daimyo 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 Hiden jutsu. These attributes and abilities made many clans feared and renowned throughout many villages. While clans may be composed of many individuals (such as the Uchiha and the Hyūga), many clans mentioned and seen in the series were somewhat limited to a nuclear family.
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 breed 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.
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.
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.
Chinoike Clan血之池一族, Chinoike Ichizoku) was a clan active during the Warring States Period.
Fūma Clan風魔一族, Fūma Ichizoku) is a renowned ninja clan, famous in at least Amegakure and the Land of Fire, though it is unknown where they originate from. 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.
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.
Hatake Clan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.
Hirasaka Clan比良坂一族, Hirasaka Ichizoku) is one of the three clans that hail from Yumegakure.
Hōki Familyホウキ族, Hōki-zoku) is a matrilineal shinobi clan (and family) of medical-nin and information gatherers from Sunagakure, who originated in and moved down to the village of Konohagakure.
Hoshigaki Clan is from Kirigakure. All of its known members appear to have shark-like features such as sharp, pointed teeth and facial features that resemble gills.
Hōzuki Clan鬼灯一族, Hōzuki Ichizoku) is a group of ninja that settled in Kirigakure after the ending of the Warring States Period.
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.
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.
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.
Jūgo's Clannatural 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.
Kagetsu FamilyLand 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.
Kaguya Clanかぐや一族, Kaguya Ichizoku) is a now extinct clan, known for their savage battle tactics and archaic values, and descendants of Kaguya Ōtsutsuki, as selected few have inherited a derivative of her original ability to manipulate one's bone structures.
Karatachi FamilyKirigakure, 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".
Kazekage ClanSunagakure, that holds high influential authority in the village. Its true family name is unknown.
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).
Kumanoi Clan熊胆一族, Kumanoi Ichizoku) was a clan of the Howling Wolf Village. They accidentally discovered blue fire powder while trying to find a medicine that would grant eternal youth.
Lee Clanリー一族, Rī Ichizoku) is one of the many clans that reside in Konohagakure.
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.
Ōtsutsuki Clan大筒木一族, Ōtsutsuki Ichizoku) is an ancient clan of horned celestial beings (天津人, amatsubito). After the arrival of one of the clan members on Earth a millennium ago, the Ōtsutsuki began having a lasting influence on the human population, notably starting the history of shinobi.
Rinha Clanmedical ninjutsu. They have performed admirably in the past wars. A survivor named Malice was the best of the clan.
Ryū Clan龍一族, Ryū Ichizoku) was once a powerful clan of Dragon Guardians entrusted with keeping the Dragon Blade.
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.
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.
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.
Shimura Clan志村一族, Shimura Ichizoku) is a shinobi clan from Konohagakure.
Shirogane Clan白銀一族, Shirogane Ichizoku) was the puppet clan from the Land of Wind.
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.
Tenrō Clan天狼一族, Tenrō Ichizoku) is a clan of shinobi that hail from Yumegakure.
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.
Uzumaki Clanうずまき一族, Uzumaki Ichizoku) is formerly a prominent clan in Uzushiogakure. Since its disbandment, most of its known members reside in Konohagakure.
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.
Yota's Clanmanipulate weather, which they used for their trades.
[[File:Template:Ninja clan icon/fname|right|70px|link=Yotsuki Clan]] Main article: Yotsuki Clan The Yotsuki Clan (夜月一族, Yotsuki Ichizoku) is a clan from Kumogakure. During the First Raikage's reign they were given land in the Valley of Clouds and Lightning after swearing their loyalty to the village.In Taka's attempt to capture Killer B, they confront Kiyoi Yotsuki. When he proved unwilling to sell out his allies, Sasuke used genjutsu to make him reveal Killer B's location and identifying features. According to Kiyoi, the Yotsuki will never willingly sell out their comrades.
Fūma Clan (Land of Sound)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.
Kamizuru Clan上水流一族, Kamizuru Ichizoku) was a clan of bee users from Iwagakure who were once very well-known and revered. Suzumebachi claims that the First Tsuchikage was a member of the clan.
Kedōin Clan祁答院一族, Kedōin Ichizoku) is a small clan led by Agari Kaisen.
Kohaku Clanshinobi 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.
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.
Shiin Clanshinobi 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.
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.
Wagarashi Familyワガラシ一家, Wagarashi Ikka) is a clan in the Land of Tea. They are one of two clans who wants ownership over the Degarashi Port.
Wasabi Familyワサビ一家, Wasabi Ikka) is a clan from the Land of Tea. They are one of two clans who want ownership over the Degarashi Port.
- ↑ First Fanbook, page 28-29
- ↑ First Fanbook, pages 28-29
- ↑ Fourth Databook, page 213
- ↑ Weekly Shōnen Jump
- ↑ First Fanbook, page 28-29
- ↑ Boruto episode 96
- ↑ Gaara Hiden: A Sandstorm Mirage
- ↑ Boruto episode 53
- ↑ Boruto: Road to B, page 2
- ↑ Naruto Shippūden episode 390
- ↑ First Fanbook, page 28-29
- ↑ Naruto chapter 7, page 2
- ↑ Naruto chapter 700
- ↑ Fourth Databook, page 17
- ↑ Naruto episode 215