Naruto Couples

Top Five Couples in Naruto – Official Pairings

Its really hard for me to choose top 5 couples among these all lovely couples. Even Naruto with Sasuke and Orochimaru with his lab can make nice couples. So without waste of time let’s move onto our top five best couple choices.

5. AsuKure

Asuma and Kurenai
Asuma Sarutobi and Kurenai Yuhi

AsuKure is the term used to refer to the romantic relationship between Asuma Sarutobi and Kurenai Yuhi. AsuKure is a well-known pairing in the Naruto Fandom and has numerous supporters. It is supported due to the scenes and moments that the two characters shared as well as the development of their relationship throughout the series. The fact that, they even had child, and less number of their romantic scenes places this couple at Five.

4. SasuSaku

Sasuke and Sakura
Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno

SasuSaku (Japanese サスサク SasuSaku) is the term used to refer to the romantic relationship between Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno.

SasuSaku is one of the most popular pairings in the fandom, rivaled by SasuNaru. It is supported due to the one sided love and the deep devotion Sakura showed. Even after Sasuke trying to kill her by putting her under Genjutsu, her love didn’t faded away. Although, Even Karin showed a similar attitude, Sasuke somehow magically ended up with Sakura after the completion of Naruto Shippuden. Even Sasuke Shinden – a light novel, didn’t showed any improvements in their relationship, except for the part that Sasuke returns to the village for her.

With the release and completion of the sequel Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring where both the pairing and their child, Sarada Uchiha, were shown and given more in depth, the pairing has become even more popular. It is often featured alongside NaruHina in non-Naruto material. As well as nearly always a companionship to NaruHina, it is also a rival pairing to NaruSaku, SasuNaru and SasuKarin. On a personal choice, I don’t prefer SasuSaku because of the inherent lack of depth during the whole span of entire series and too one-sided, I’m placing this at fourth due to popularity.

3. NaruHina

Naruto and Hinata from The Last Movie

NaruHina (Japanese ナルヒナ NaruHina) is the term used to refer to the romantic relationship between Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyuga.

NaruHina is one of the most popular couple among the fans, rivaled by NaruSaku. It’s most likely supported because of the evidence given in the anime/manga as well as the fact that Hinata is in love with Naruto, and how Naruto has shown that he does care about her and is protective of her. It’s usually a companion to SasuSaku. With its canonization as well as The Last: Naruto the Movie, NaruHina has became even more popular in Japan with Naruto and Hinata being featured in non-Naruto material, with some people calling it a new “power couple.” Its rival pairings are NaruSaku, NejiHina, and KibaHina

2. ShikaTema

Shikamaru Nara and Temari

ShikaTema (シカテマ ShikaTema) is the term used to describe the romantic relationship between Shikamaru Nara and Temari. ShikaTema is one of the most popular couples in the fandom. It usually placed very high in fan polls. It is supported because of the chemistry between the characters as well as the many hints throughout the series. Both Shikamaru and Temari’s love is shown to develop slow through the whole story mimicking a real life couple. Unlike both SasuSaku and NaruHina, the love is mutual and the last few episodes of the series shows their lovely budding times.

1. MinaKushi

Minato saves Kushina

MinaKushi (Japanese ミナクシ MinaKushi) is the term used to refer to the romantic relationship between Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki. They are one of the canon couples in the series and are the parents of Naruto Uzumaki.

MinaKushi is probably the most famous couple between the canon couples in the series and has a big amount of supporters. It is supported due the scenes and moments shown during the series. The Love they share for each other is shown in the series, especially during their death where Kushina says “Thanks to Minato” for being with her. Such is their love. The story is so in line with the real world love and the scenes justify their pairing well enough than most other couples in the series.

Honorable Mention : Hashirama – Madara. Even at his final moments, Madara asked Hashi “Where did he go wrong”. Such was the trust they shared. Those two were the founding fathers (or should I say Parents) of Konoha.


So, here ends our list of top five couples in Naruto. Share us your opinions. Reach us at Facebook

Gowtham Prabhu

I'm 22. Electrical Engineer. A graduate currently working on Industrial automation sector developing software control for insane robots. Am an avid anime lover, I have seen some quite good anime and I'll see more in the future. I'll bring you the best articles about Naruto (primarily), ranging from Quotes, comparisons to Theories. Have fun. Feedback appreciated



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