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Why Did Naruto End Up With That Haircut?

February 21, 2015 TritiumXL 27 Comments

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Let me just start off by saying that I don’t have the answer to this question, but seriously what is going on here? This is a question that has been bugging me for a long time and I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels this way.

Come on, he had some mad hair style going on during the entire series and then he just throws all of it in the trash? You just don’t do things like that. It does not sound like the Naruto that we all know and love.



Nowhere in his chronological hair style sequence does it point towards THAT.

Look I don’t care how they explain it off, this should have never happened and I’m surprised that it did. Masashi Kishimoto, you of all people should understand the importance of hair styles and how vital it is to a character’s identity. And this applies, not just to characters, but also towards ACTUAL people.

We just can not go around completely changing our hair styles at a whim or it changes who we are internally. Other people depend on the people they know to have the same hair style. If you talk to a friend who has a strange new hair style, you aren’t talking to a friend, you’re talking to a stranger. That’s just the plain ugly truth of the universe.



Speaking of mistakes from Masashi Kishimoto…

I just am finding a hard time believing that this new person with yellow hair and short hair is still the same Naruto from the series. My brain is just flat out rejecting that fact because of the haircut. And if it wasn’t outright stated that this yellow-haired new character was Naruto, I would have never known.

Naruto’s story may be over now, but is it really okay to leave things like this?

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  1. Anonymous
    June 3, 2016 - 12:03 am


  2. Thomas Daly
    January 7, 2017 - 1:44 pm

    You’re right it’s garbage. It’s just so bland and normal that it doesn’t scream Naruto, heck it doesn’t even whisper Naruto. Just sounds like he was sick and tired of anime hair.

  3. Bill Smith
    February 11, 2017 - 2:15 pm

    I think if it weren’t for his whiskers I would never know it’s him.

  4. Anonymous
    April 10, 2017 - 1:48 pm

    Supposed to make him look mature

  5. k
    August 9, 2017 - 8:17 am

    agreed, his hair is terrible now.

    September 12, 2017 - 5:02 pm

    It is actual cannon that Naruto has expressed dislike for his hair, telling his mother he’d wished he’d inherited her hair that laid flat and behaved. Then it’s unclear as to how long he actually went without his dominant hand. So I tend to think that it happened at some point in there where he got angry for not being able to style it himself or tie his headband himself (Because, one arm) to keep it out of his eyes…he just snapped. Then found it was easier to control and kept it…it’s actually pretty logical if you think about it like that.

  7. Anonymous
    September 28, 2017 - 7:14 pm

    I say the hair sucks he was Naruto with uncontrlable hair

  8. Anonymous
    September 3, 2018 - 5:55 am

    I think all the hair cuts in natural family suck the name of the hair cut his daughter has litterly mean stupid hair! Borutos bangs look like bananas and I hate giants hinata anyway so….. But narut O had it going on that’s what mad him not the hair id kill to have him hair including

  9. Anonymous
    November 13, 2018 - 2:11 pm

    i was hoping he would end up looking like minato

  10. danielle
    November 29, 2018 - 1:28 pm

    his hair looks way better long. he looks dorky with it short.

  11. Anonymous
    December 16, 2018 - 8:58 pm

    agreed,what made him do this to his awesome hair,like why creators why.

  12. Anonymous
    February 22, 2019 - 5:35 pm

    over 500 episodes of seeing naruto with awesome long hair and now i see this goofy bristled hair style . I cant get used to it

  13. Anonymous
    February 27, 2019 - 10:23 am

    Hate the hair. Kakashi kept his hair the same when he grew up. Feel disconnected to Naruto’s character now:(

  14. darkwarden12
    June 12, 2019 - 4:19 pm

    Your saying u would just neglect someone if the have a haircut just wtf I have long hair and all my friends want me to get it cut and i am getting it cut so does that mean I’m nothing and I’m a different person no i just wanted a haircut

  15. Anonymous
    June 15, 2019 - 4:25 am

    It might be because his stone face would look too similar in comparison to Minato’s

  16. BrockM.Ghoul
    June 20, 2019 - 12:57 am

    thankyou for all the people wo agree with me he looks like a dork! but no matter what I am still gunna love him

  17. Hmmmmmmmm
    September 24, 2019 - 10:03 pm

    He looks ….dumb. No emotion, no expression. They’re not drawing his face right anymore either
    They got seriously lazy and wanted something they could draw in 2 minutes I guess.
    They’re doing themselves dirty by making him look like a 5yo retard trapped in an adult body
    He didn’t have to look exactly like Minato. But jesus christ he didn’t have to look like deformed plastic either lol

  18. Anonymous
    May 9, 2020 - 1:49 pm

    I cant watch naruto after he had that stupid hair cut
    …. I mean just look how good others ended and how disgusting he ended up.

  19. Anonymous
    May 28, 2020 - 1:14 am

    When i saw his haircut the first thing that touched my brain was “wtf”. In the series, kakashi and jiraya kept going on about how he looked like minato. Now he doesnt look jack shit like minato or kushina.

  20. Kevin
    June 18, 2020 - 2:51 am

    Everything you said is right. The haircut honestly makes me think we’re still under the infinite tsukuyomi and the war was never won. Whoever it is that’s dreaming didn’t like Narutos hair.

  21. Anonymous
    July 2, 2020 - 8:01 pm

    I can agree to all of these comments….its just why did the creators lazly buzz his hair. I mean, it would have been cool if he got an undercut…it would look at least BETTER and a design of the hidden leaf symbol shaved in the back of the undercut. MAYBE THAT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER THEN A WHOLE BUZZED HEAD. I mean it sorta does make him look like an old man with a baby face but lets leave him be and just let the creators do their thing. I mean at least they are animating so I guess they got tired of making boruto. Naruto didnt look bad with his Hitai’i but still….its not gonna stick with me in a good way.

  22. David Huge
    July 10, 2020 - 12:09 am

    After watching all 500 episodes of the Naruto Shippuden series why did they have to end it with a haircut that is not even his style that haircut that he had through the first and second series looked like himself and that was good. He looked unique in his own way and now he has a shaved head that’s just ugly and not like him.

  23. Sir Miles
    September 29, 2020 - 12:51 pm

    I agree. His hair should’ve look like his father. And if he did it with long hair, he will get all that pussy all over Konoha

  24. Anonymous
    November 20, 2020 - 3:23 pm

    He got the I like ya cut g hair cut. They did him so dirty

  25. Dario
    December 15, 2020 - 4:00 pm

    He made this his haircut because the show is more focused on boruto

  26. Anonymous
    April 13, 2021 - 7:59 am

    The hair sucks we where expecting a cool jonin/hokage but it sucks

  27. Alex Leon
    December 24, 2021 - 12:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing this article.

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