One of the most adored characters in Naruto Shippuden, Kakashi Hatake is said to be between the ages of 29 and 31 in the second edition of one of the most popular anime of all time. Similarly, fans have speculated that the Sensei of Naruto was 29 years old at the beginning/start of the series.
Naruto is one of the most popular and well-known Manga series of all time, with a global fan base. It is written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto and tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who strives for recognition from his peers and aspires to become the Hokage or village leader.
One of Naruto's strong points is character development, which connects viewers/readers with each and every character, each with their own story. They don't just appear and then vanish. Every character has a dark past that has shaped who they are today. The villains and antagonists are likable because of their well-explained intentions of destruction and hatred.
Naruto has gone on to become one of the best-selling manga series in history, selling over 200 million copies worldwide. It has been serialized into an anime TV series and translated into English, which has made it extremely popular in other countries. Naruto video games, particularly the Naruto: Shippuden series, are also extremely popular.
Kakashi is one of the favorite characters in the Naruto series. Since his backstory is so interesting and he plays such an important role in the overall series, many Netflix viewers want to know as much as possible about Kakashi, including his age. So how old is Kakashi?
Kakashi Hatake, Naruto’s Sensei, Was Between the Ages of 29 and 31 in Naruto Shippuden: He Was Reportedly 29 at the Beginning/Start of the Series!
Throughout the first part of the show Naruto, Kakashi Hatake is between the ages of 26 and 27, while in the second anime series Naruto Shippuden, he was between the ages of 29 and 31.
Determining Kakashi's true age is a difficult task. His age is never explicitly revealed in the series, so the only way to determine his age is to rely on the other clues provided throughout the series.
Kakashi's mother died when he was young, and he was raised by his father, who also committed suicide when he was around the age of five. Around this time, the first event that can help us determine his age occurs, as it is canon that Kakashi graduated from Ninja Academy at the age of five due to his exceptional talents. It is also canon that Kakashi was only six years old when he was allowed to retake Might Guy's exam and earn his Chunin title.
Kakashi was one of the few people left in Konoha after most of the people were recruited to help with the ongoing missions, so his superiors promoted him to the position of Jonin. It was canonically established that Kakashi was promoted to the rank of Jonin at the age of 12, which greatly aids us in determining his age.
After the events of the war and the loss of several close friends, Kakashi fell into a bad mental state, and his superiors saw the only way out as promoting him to join Anbu Cop, an assassination squad. Although it happens quickly in the anime, the time between the two promotions is about a year, which means Kakashi was 13 when he joined the squad.
The point at which we can make an educated guess about Kakashi sensei's age is when Naruto becomes a Genin. Naruto is 12 years old during this time period. According to databooks, Kakashi is 14 years older than Naruto, which means that he would be 26 years old at the start of the series.
The rest of the series is dedicated to Naruto's training. Jiraiya trained Naruto over a three-year period. Based on that, we can estimate Kakashi was three years older than he was at the start of the series, making him either 29 or 30.
Since we now know Kakashi's age at the end of Naruto, determining his age in Naruto Shippuden will be much easier than it was in Naruto. This is because we know how much time passed between the end of the Naruto series and the start of the Naruto Shippuden series.
There is a two-and-a-half-year gap between the two series. This means that if Kakashi was 29 or 30 at the end of Naruto, he'd be 31 or 32 at the start of Naruto Shippuden. Although both are possible, there are a few indications that 31 is the more likely age. Since Kakashi was 31 when he was promoted to the position of Sixth Hokage, the cannon confirms that he was 31 when the Fourth Shinobi War ended.
Unlike the other series, Naruto Shippuden takes place over a year, which means that Kakashi was either the same age as he was at the start of the series or a year older at the most.
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