Karin (Naruto) (2023)

You're the enemy... I don't want to sympathize with you... so... so don't... don't cry like that in front of me...! Damn it...
~ Karin to herself about Sakura.

Karin is a supporting character from the manga and anime Naruto, a member of the Uzumaki Clan who worked for Orochimaru and then for Sasuke Uchiha, whom she lusted for.

She was voiced by Kanako Tojo in Japanese and Ali Hillis in English.

(Video) The Life Of Karin (Naruto)


  • 1 Biography
    • 1.1 Background
    • 1.2 Plot
  • 2 Trivia
  • 3 External links
  • 4 Navigation



Karin (Naruto) (1)

Karin was once a ninja from the Hidden Grass Village. She participated in the Chunnin Exams and met Sasuke Uchiha for the first time when he saved her from a bear, falling in love at first sight with him. Sometime during that year, Karin's village was burned down by enemy ninja and she was founded by Orochimaru and he made her one of his prison guards.

(Video) Don't Move, Karin | Naruto Shippuden


Karin was first introduced as a prison guard of Orochimaru, and she was chosen by Sasuke to help him as a member of Hebi. While Sasuke admitted that she might be troublesome, due to her attempts to seduce him when made the offer, he knew her chakra sensory would be useful to him. While Sasuke battled Itachi, Karin used Sasuke's old clothes to sent the Eight Man Squad sent after Sasuke in circles so there would not be interference.

Karin (Naruto) (2)

After Sasuke defeated Itachi and found out the truth about the village elders ordering his brother to slaughter their clan, Sasuke reformed team into Taka and ally themselves with the Akatsuki to destroy Konoha and avenge Itachi. While Taka was sent after the Eight Tails Jinchuuriki Killer B, the team successfully found the jinchuuriki and battled with him to the death. Karin used her Heal Bite Jutsu to help Sasuke continue the fight. The team managed to defeat Killer Bee and take what they thought to be him back to the hideout.

Karin (Naruto) (3)

However, on the way to Konoha, Karin learns the "Killer B" they captured was a clone created from a part of Gyuuki the Eight Tails. From there, Taka is sent to the Land of Iron to assassinate Danzō Shimura while he attended the Kage Summit. After helping Sasuke battle the Fifth Mizukage Mei and the Third Tsuchikage Onoki, Karin is brought into Tobi's subspace to heal Sasuke before he battles Danzō. Through staying on the side lines for most of the fight, Karin ended up in the old man's clutches to keep Sasuke from dealing the death blow.

(Video) Karin meets Naruto

Karin (Naruto) (4)

Though she begged Sasuke to help her, Karin is horrified when use his Chidori Spear to fatally wound Danzo in the heart by running it through her. Betrayed and in horrific pain, Sasuke cruelly told Karin that if she is slow enough to let herself get easily taken hostage, then she is useless to him. Once Danzō is dead, Tobi told Sasuke to finish Karin off as she knows too much to be left alive. As Sasuke approached her, Karin thought about her first meeting with Sasuke during the Chunnin Exams and wished that she could see that smile on his face one last time. However, Karin is saved by Sakura at the last minute.

Karin (Naruto) (5)

As Kakashi battles Sasuke, after nearly getting herself killed, Sakura heals Karin's injuries. Though barely conscious, sensing Sakura's sadness yet not wanting to symphaze with an enemy, Karin tells her that the Sasuke they both knew is dead and warns her against returning to the fight. By the time Sasuke battles Naruto, recapping everything she did for him and how he returned the favor, Karin decides to no longer help Sasuke. Soon after, sensing Naruto's chakra to be the polar opposite from Sasuke's, Karin is taken to Konoha for interrogation under Ibiki Morino of what she knew. However, Karin is hostile throughout the interrogation as she is placed in jail soon after. As the Fourth Great Ninja War commences, faking a hissy fit over Sasuke betraying her, Karin arranges the means for her escape. She later met up with Sasuke, where after Sasuke had learned the truth about Konoha's founding and had given up on revenge he simply apologized to her for his previous actions of nearly killing her. Karin quickly forgives him and realizes she can't stay angry at him after all.

Karin, Suigetsu and Orochimaru later arrived at the battlefield where the five Kage were, with the latter commenting on Tsunade's condition. Karin was then ordered by Orochimaru to assist Katsuyu in healing Tsunade by having the Fifth bite her. However, Karin hesitated because she didn't like anyone other than Sasuke to benefit from biting her. Suigetsu then proved Karin was really interested in Sasuke and pointed that she had already had many bite marks on her even before meeting with Sasuke. This then lead to another brief spat between the two, which was almost immediately stopped by Orochimaru after he had threatened them with his snakes. While healing Tsunade in that state, Karin noted that if Tsunade did not stop biting her soon, she herself might turn old. She later departed with Orochimaru and Suigetsu to the battlefield. Upon arrival, Karin is almost immediately consumed by her obsession with Sasuke, so much so that she dismissed Suigetsu's observation of the Shinju before catching herself and agreeing with him that the recovery of the shinobi was paramount.

(Video) Karin being in love,obsessed,care with Sasuke 13 minutes straight (read description ) Sub

While Orochimaru and Taka are hiding from Guruguru's giant Wood Release and thinking up a strategy, Karin became distraught upon sensing Sasuke's critical condition, figuring that with no intervention, Sasuke will die. Determined to save Sasuke, Karin joined the battle, manifesting chakra chains to destroy parts of Guruguru's statue. After being impaled by the Wood Release: Cutting Technique, she bit herself in order to heal. Grabbed by Jūgo who removed the stakes, she noted that she was okay, but feared they were too late as she could no longer sense Sasuke's chakra. As they rushed towards Sasuke's location, Karin sensed a chakra of someone she didn't recognize and alerted her group. Moving even faster as she disregarded her own well being, she rushed to Sasuke's aid.

Upon reaching Sasuke, Karin discovered that the mysterious person was Kabuto, whose various modifications to himself made his chakra signature too different for Karin to recognize. Seeing Kabuto merging his being with Sasuke, she quickly became convinced Kabuto harmed Sasuke. Kabuto calmly explained that he no longer desired Sasuke, rather he was healing the young Uchiha. To her shock, she began to sense Sasuke's chakra. Kabuto explained that his experience under the effects of Izanami made him rediscover himself and sought to correct his mistakes. Eventually, Kabuto succeeded in healing Sasuke, who quickly returned to his feet and was ready to resume the battle. Karin and the others present there besides Tobirama were later caught in Madara's Infinite Tsukuyomi.

After Naruto and Sasuke seal Kaguya away and settle their differences, Karin alongside everyone else was released by the Infinite Tsukyomi with the help of Naruto and Sasuke. Karin would later resume her work as Orochimaru's subordinate while Sasuke returned to Konoha before going on a journey of redemption. After Sasuke married Sakura and they were expecting their first child while traveling together, Karin served as a midwife when Sakura went into labor and helped her give birth to her and Sasuke's daughter, Sarada. Although she seems to still have deep care for Sasuke, Karin told Suigetsu that all that matters to her is that Sasuke is happy with his family, even admitting she is friends with Sakura and is fond of Sarada.

(Video) Sasuke Gets Mad At How Strong Naruto Has Become, Sasuke Sees Naruto's 9-Tails & Sage Mode First Time


  • Aside from Sasuke, she is the only member of Team Taka to meet all members of Team 7.
  • Her name means "perfume" (香).
  • Similar to Sasuke's former Team 7 member Sakura, Karin was short-tempered, madly in love with Sasuke, and possessed healing abilities.

External links


Karin (Naruto) (6) Villains

Sound Village
Orochimaru |Kabuto Yakushi |Dosu Kinuta |Zaku Abumi |Kin Tsuchi |Jirobo |Kidomaru |Sakon & Ukon |Tayuya |Kimimaro

Obito Uchiha |Black Zetsu |White Zetsu |Nagato |Konan |Kisame Hoshigaki |Itachi Uchiha |Deidara |Sasori |Hidan |Kakuzu |Orochimaru |Shin Uchiha |Shin Uchiha (Clones)

Akatsuki Affiliates
Madara Uchiha |Sasuke Uchiha |Suigetsu Hōzuki |Jūgo |Karin |Taka |Ten-Tailed Beast |Kabuto Yakushi |Tobi

Sasuke Uchiha |Suigetsu Hōzuki |Jūgo |Karin

Leaf Village
Danzō Shimura |Torune | |Mizuki | Kabuto Yakushi |Madara Uchiha |Obito Uchiha |Sasuke Uchiha |Itachi Uchiha |Orochimaru |Sumire Kakei

Ōtsutsuki Clan
Kaguya Ōtsutsuki |Indra Ōtsutsuki |Toneri Ōtsutsuki |Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki |Kinshiki Ōtsutsuki |Urashiki Ōtsutsuki |Isshiki Ōtsutsuki |Shibai Ōtsutsuki

Jigen |Koji Kashin |Delta |Amado |Boro |Code |Victor |Deepa |Kawaki |Ao |Garō |Ada |Daemon |Bug

Zabuza Momochi |Haku |Gatō |Gaara |Shukaku |Kurama |Manda |Gold and Silver Brothers |Dark Naruto |Head Ninja of Kumogakure |Hanzō |Chino |Gengo |Kokatsu

Organizations and Teams
Akatsuki |Taka |Kara

Furido |Saya |Aoi Rokushō |Fukusuke Hikyakuya |Suzumebachi |Raiga Kurosuki |Amachi |Akahoshi |Kandachi |Sabiru |Arashi |Fuuka |Urashiki Ōtsutsuki |Deepa |Sadai |Shizuma Hoshigaki |Hebiichigo |Buntan Kurosuki |Kyohō Fuefuki | |Kakō |Ryūki |Ruiga |Jiga |Renga |Disonasu |Three Ryūdōin Brothers (Genshō, Jakō, Rokkaku)

Chino |Gengo |Ryūki

Doto Kazahana |Nadare Rouga |Fubuki Kakuyoku |Mizore Fuyukuma |Haido |Fugai |Kamira |Ranke |Shabadaba |Ishidate |Karenbana |Kongō |Mōryō |Yomi |Kusuna |Gitai |Setsuna |Shizuku |Shinno |Zero Tails |Hiruko |Ichi |Ni |San |Mukade |Mui |Muku |Satori |Menma Uzumaki

Video Games
Nega Naruto |The Shirogane Three |Genshō Ryūdōin |Three Ryūdōin Brothers (Genshō, Jakō, Rokkaku)


Who married Karin in Naruto? ›

Naruto Uzumaki and Karin Uzumaki are married | Danmachi anime, Naruto uzumaki shippuden, Anime.

How is Karin a Uzumaki? ›

Karin was introduced to the fans as one of Orochimaru's subordinates who later went on to join Sasuke Uchiha on his endeavors. Her red hair and incredible vitality are proof enough of her being an Uzumaki.

Is Karin a villain in Naruto? ›

Karin was definitely one of Naruto's most annoying villains. She behaved like Sakura when she was younger, only much worse. Karin's constant mood swings and obsessive drive to make Sasuke fall for her immediately killed any potential likability.

Is Karin like Sasuke? ›

Karin seems to be completely infatuated with Sasuke, even from their first meeting when he saves her during the Chunin Exams. This makes it surprising when they meet once more, after Karin joins Orochimaru, and she fails to recognize him.

Who kills Karin? ›

Karin called to Sasuke for help, but Sasuke stabbed her through the chest in order to pierce Danzō's heart. Sasuke simply commented that, if she can be taken hostage so easily, she was now only a burden to him.

Who is Kakashi wife? ›

Kakashi does not have a wife, as he never got married all throughout his appearances in Naruto Part I, Part II, and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. Kakashi did not also have any girlfriend despite inspiring the affection of some ladies such as Rin and Hanare.

Who is Rock Lee's wife? ›

She may be one of the cast members or a character that died when Metal was very little. Therefore, Rock's wife being Hanabi Hyuuga will remain a theory until she is revealed in the anime.

Who is the first Uchiha? ›

Indra Otsutsuki is the founder of the Uchiha Clan. He was the elder son of Hagoromo Otsutsuki. When Hagoromo made Asura his successor instead of Indra, the latter lost his composure.

Who is Karin to Boruto? ›

Team. Karin (香燐, Karin) is a subordinate of Orochimaru, a former kunoichi of Kusagakure, and a member of the Uzumaki Clan. She assisted Orochimaru in his experiments, and was left in charge of his Southern Hideout while he was away.

Is Karin Uzumaki weakest? ›

So, when compared to these characters, it is clear that Karin Uzumaki is the weakest in the clan. Now, that's not to say she doesn't have incredibly beneficial talents and abilities, it's just that she can't match up to the rest of the clan in terms of strength.

Is Karin a pure Uzumaki? ›

Karin Uzumaki is a Japanese pure-blood witch and a kunoichi of Konohagakure's Uzumaki Clan. She was the only child of Asuna Uzumaki, and a distant relative of Naruto, Nagato, and Kushina Uzumaki.

Who is weakest in Naruto? ›

Ayame, Teuchi's daughter, used to assist her father and now owns Ichiraku Ramen in Boruto. Like her father, she has not been shown or stated to have any combat experience, so it is safe to assume she is the weakest character in the series.

Does Karin know she is Uzumaki? ›

It's pretty obvious that Karin must know that Naruto is an Uzumaki, because "Naruto Uzumaki" is a world renowned hero,and everybody knows his name.So if she somehow didn't know that he is an Uzumaki prior of the war, she definitely knew after.

Is Karin weaker than Sakura? ›

Karin's core abilities include monitoring people's chakras. Without any set up, she can detect people's chakra signatures and can act as a good scout for a team. But when it comes to fighting herself, Karin is nothing special. She's definitely weaker than Sakura, who would take her down easily.

Who does Karin have a crush on? ›

It's shown that Karin blushed before being able to take a look to Sasuke after he saved her, which implies that was the first moment she started to like Sasuke, simply for being her savior. The latter has saved one another numerous times.

Is Karin Uzumaki alive in Boruto? ›

6) Karin Uzumaki

When Taka was disbanded, she led the life of a researcher under Orochimaru alongside Suigetsu. Being a member of the Uzumaki clan, fans had huge expectations from Karin, which she fulfilled in Naruto's Fourth Great Ninja War, but in Boruto, she exists like a regular Shinobi.

Is Karin immortal? ›

She is an immortal and a member of UQ Holder, numbered 4.

Who is Orochimaru wife? ›

Orochimaru does not have a wife, as he was never married. He, however, had two sons, Mitsuki and Log, that he cloned from his DNA during scientific experiments. Asides from being one of the greatest and most skilled ninjas in the Naruto universe, Orochimaru was also a very highly intelligent fellow.

Who is Boruto wife? ›

Sarada Uchiha

Who is Kakashi Sensei son? ›

Ken (ケン, Ken) is a shinobi of Konohagakure's Hatake clan. He is an only son of Kakashi Hatake with Mina. He is as genius ninja as his father, but he is playful and doesn't take something seriously just like his mother.

Who is the 6th Hokage? ›

The Elder declares Kakashi Hatake as the 6th Hokage.

Who did Neji marry? ›

Neji's brilliance would have made a great choice to lead the clan or play a prominent role in the clan. An arranged marriage to his cousin, Hanabi, would have put him in the perfect position to help lead the clan into the New Era.

Who is the wife of Neji? ›

Tenten (テンテン, Tenten) is a kunoichi of Konohagakure. She currently works as a Chūnin Exams Proctor, as well as owning Ninja Tools Tententen.

Who is Orochimaru kid? ›

After the post-credits scene, Mitsuki confesses to Boruto and Sarada that he is the son of the criminal Orochimaru, shocking Sarada. Mitsuki's backstory is explored in Naruto Gaiden: The Road Illuminated by the Full Moon (2016), where it is revealed that Mitsuki is an artificial human created by Orochimaru.

Who is the god of Uchiha? ›

Who is the Lord of Uchiha? Madara Uchiha (うちはマダラ, Uchiha Madara) was the legendary leader of the Uchiha clan.

Who is the ghost of Uchiha? ›


Is Karin Naruto's Brother? ›

Anyway nagato and Karin are technically naruto's cousins with kushina being his mom and plus the added members hinata being his wife and with them having two kids boruto and himawari this brings the byakugan into the uzumaki bloodline.

Why does Sasuke bite Karin? ›

Sasuke healed himself by biting Karin and presumably sucking some of her blood. Her powerful Uzumaki chakra, imbued with incredibly powerful life force, healed Sasuke back so that he could fight against Danzo. But isn't it absolutely senseless that Karin was able to heal by biting herself?

Is Karin alive in Naruto? ›

First I would like to correct you; Karin is very much alive (and annoying as before).

Who is the weakest Hokage? ›

All things considered, Tsunade Senju is certainly the weakest Hokage age in the Naruto series as not only is she the weakest of all the Sannin but is also way beyond her best days during her time as the Hokage.

Who is the real villain in Naruto? ›

Kaguya Otsutsuki is the final main villain of Naruto: Shippuden. Her introduction completely flipped anything fans knew about the world of Naruto from the beginning.

Who is Karin's dad? ›

Ulrich Beiger: Karin's Father.

Who destroyed Uzumaki Clan? ›

The Uzumaki Clan Massacre

This was despite them never using their powers for evil. To this end, the other villages secretly planned to annihilate what they perceived as a latent threat to their existence, leading to the clan and its village to be destroyed before Konoha could come to their rescue.

Who is Kazuto Uzumaki brother? ›

Being orphan at a young age he was adopted by Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze making him the adoptive grandson of Gozo Namikaze and the adoptive older brother of Naruto and Mitsuha Uzumaki.

Who is the smartest ninja in Naruto? ›

1 Shikamaru Nara

He is the son of Shikaku and, after his father's demise, was considered the smartest man in the Hidden Leaf. When in his thinking mode, he assumes a peculiar posture, after which he is able to come up with astoundingly effective strategies.

Who was the fastest shinobi in Naruto? ›

Naruto: The 14 Fastest Ninjas, Ranked
  • 8 Fourth Raikage. ...
  • 7 Minato Namikaze. ...
  • 6 Obito Uchiha. ...
  • 5 Might Guy. ...
  • 4 Madara Uchiha. ...
  • 3 Kaguya Otsutsuki. ...
  • 2 Kakashi Hatake DMS. ...
  • 1 Naruto Uzumaki/Sasuke Uchiha. Naruto and Sasuke became the fastest two ninjas in the story after receiving their Six Paths powers.
Feb 23, 2022

What is Naruto strongest form? ›

1 Baryon Mode

Baryon Mode powered Naruto Uzumaki up to great levels, and made him strong enough to overpower Isshiki Otsutsuki in battle. This transformation made him the strongest character in the story, and is Naruto's strongest form by far.


1. Sarada Meets Karin | Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
(Crunchyroll Collection)
2. Karin Uzumaki meets Naruto Uzumaki (compares him with Sasuke, sees Hidden Power in Naruto) [HD]
(VFX Hub)
3. Only Sarutobi 3rd Hokage Can Use All Five Elements - Karin Unleashed Uzumaki's Power (English Sub)
4. Karin Uzumaki Meets Naruto & Gets Scared Of His Dark Chakra Naruto Shippuden
(HISHAM Anime)
5. Naruto: La Historia de KARIN UZUMAKI 🎈 | La vida de Karin Uzumaki
6. True Power Series: Karin Uzumaki!
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