The Raikage (雷影, Literally meaning: Lightning Shadow) is the Kage of Kumogakure, a title bestowed on the village's leader. The Raikage is generally regarded as the strongest shinobi in the village. How the Raikage is selected isn't clear; after the Third Raikage died, his son automatically became Fourth Raikage, a decision made many years earlier. The Raikage works inside a central blue structure inside Kumogakure.
The first four Raikage each had the given name A (エー, Ē, Viz: Ei, English TV: Ay). Each A had a tag-team partner named "B" (ビー, Bī), who was responsible for defending the Raikage and bringing out the Raikage's full power.
List of Raikage
Main article: A (First Raikage) A (エー, Ē, Viz: Ei, English TV: Ay) was the First Raikage (初代雷影, Shodai Raikage, Literally meaning: First or Founding Lightning Shadow) who founded Kumogakure in the Land of Lightning.
Main article: A (Second Raikage) A (エー, Ē, Viz: Ei, English TV: Ay) was the Second Raikage (二代目雷影, Nidaime Raikage, Literally meaning: Second Lightning Shadow) of Kumogakure. Throughout his reign he worked hard towards building peace between the other hidden villages.
Main article: A (Third Raikage) A (エー, Ē, Viz: Ei, English TV: Ay) was the Third Raikage (三代目雷影, Sandaime Raikage, Literally meaning: Third Lightning Shadow) of Kumogakure, renowned to be the greatest Raikage the village has ever had.
Main article: Darui Darui (ダルイ, Darui) is a shinobi of Kumogakure and the right-hand-man of the Fourth Raikage, whom he later succeeds as the Fifth Raikage (五代目雷影, Godaime Raikage, Literally meaning: Fifth Lightning Shadow).