Himawari Uzumaki is a young girl who appears in the anime Naruto Shippuden. She is the daughter of Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyuga, and the younger sister of Boruto Uzumaki. She is also a descendant of the Uzumaki clan and the Hyuga clan, two of the most prominent clans in Konohagakure. In this article, we will explore the characteristics, abilities, and role of Himawari Uzumaki in the anime Naruto Shippuden.
All about Himawari Uzumaki
- Sex: Female
- Age: Blank Period: 3/New Era: 10–13
- Height: Blank Period: 93 cm–102 cm/New Era: 123.8 cm–138 cm
- Kekkei Genkai: Byakugan Byakugan
- Affiliation: Konohagakure
- Clan: Uzumaki Clan/Hyūga Clan
Himawari Uzumaki’s Background
Himawari is the second and youngest child of Naruto and Hinata Uzumaki, born two years after her brother, Boruto. On the day that Naruto was to be inaugurated as the Seventh Hokage, Himawari wanted to bring her panda toy to the ceremony, but Boruto, fearing that he would end up carrying it, tried to take it away from her.
When the toy’s head was ripped off in the ensuing tug-of-war, Himawari awoke her Byakugan and attacked Boruto in her anger, despite his vehement apologies.
Naruto, sensing her killing intent, arrived and shielded Boruto, though he was knocked out in the process. Fearful of what an attack that could defeat his father would do to him, Boruto tried to run from Himawari, but she quickly located her brother hiding in a closet. From then on, he vowed to never anger her again.
Himawari Uzumaki’s Characteristics
Himawari Uzumaki is a cheerful, kind, and considerate girl who loves her family and friends. She has a strong resemblance to her mother, Hinata, with dark blue hair and lavender eyes.
She also inherited her father’s whisker marks on her cheeks, which indicate that she has some of the Nine-Tails’ chakra inside her. She usually wears a yellow sweater with a hood that has ears and a face resembling a fox, a symbol of her connection to Kurama, the Nine-Tails.
Himawari Uzumaki is very fond of her father, Naruto, who is the Seventh Hokage of Konohagakure. She admires his strength and courage, and often gives him hugs and kisses when he returns home from his duties.
She also respects his role as the leader of the village, and supports him in his decisions. She sometimes worries about him when he is away for long periods of time, but she trusts that he will always come back safely.
Himawari Uzumaki also has a close relationship with her brother, Boruto, who is two years older than her. She looks up to him as an older sibling, and enjoys playing with him and teasing him.
She also cares for him when he is sad or angry, and tries to cheer him up with her smile. She sometimes gets annoyed by his pranks and mischief, but she forgives him easily. She also supports him in his ninja training and missions, and wishes him good luck.
She attends the Ninja Academy with them, where she learns the basics of ninjutsu and other skills. She also participates in various activities and events with them, such as festivals, picnics, games, and competitions. She gets along well with everyone, and is always polite and friendly.
Himawari Uzumaki’s Personality
Himawari is a cheerful and considerate girl. This also extends to strangers, such as when she gave up her Kurama toy to a boy, believing that he needed it more than her.
Likewise, she shows a strong affinity towards animals, able to approach most wild beasts calmly and with acceptance from them. She is also considerate about the future. While many expect her to become a shinobi due to her lineage, she has decided to experience various career paths to determine her own goals.
Himawari has also picked up her father’s trait of referring to others with nicknames, such as when she referred to Orochimaru as “Oro-chan”. She is also a rather educated girl despite not being in the Academy yet, Himawari has strong understanding of chakra manipulation and its applications to advanced techniques like the Shadow Clone Technique. She is also likewise very astute to other people’s nature, able to notice changes in their attitude.
Himawari is very mature and responsible for her age, often helping her mother with chores. At the same time, Himawari has a temper; she can become very violent when provoked.
When her favourite plush was accidentally damaged by Boruto, she assaulted him. She usually has no memory of these outbursts. This display of aggression made her elder brother run away and hide from her and vow never to anger her again. The same event also caused her father and Kurama to be terrified of her.
As mentioned by Iruka Umino, Himawari possesses the same stubbornness that her father and brother possess, while also being somewhat boisterous and hyperactive, mainly when she’s determined in achieving a certain goal.
Himawari also shows signs of her father’s nindo of never giving up at the face of difficulty, urging Ehō Norimaki to continue their Academy trial session despite them being trapped in a well.
However, contrary to Boruto she is also shown to display the same traits of patience and humbleness of her grandfather by continually being understanding of Naruto’s circumstances for not being present for events such as her birthday.
Himawari is very brave and loyal to her friends, able to remain calm under dangerous situations and push herself to help others. She is also very forgiving, able to acknowledge peoples’ change when they make the effort to do the right thing.
She is shown to adore her family, hoping to make her late cousin Neji happy by bringing flowers to his grave. When her mother was injured during Momoshiki’s attack, Himawari stayed by her bedside as she was healed by Sakura.
She is mostly understanding of her often-absent father and his Hokage duties, but yearns for him to be home at times. Quite possibly, her closest relationship is to her older brother, always hoping to play with him whenever possible.
Himawari is also quite intrusive, as when Kawaki enrolled at the Academy in a secret mission to protect Kae Yukiwari, Himawari continually questioned Kawaki attempting to grow closer to her, pouting whenever Kawaki blew her off to keep his mission a secret.
When Kawaki and Naruto discussed the mission at home, Himawari eavesdropped on them, and subsequently offered to help Kawaki appear more friendly in an attempt to befriend Kae, teaching about proper etiquette and mannerisms of “friendship”, all of which made Kawaki uncomfortable due to his personality clashing with Himawari’s advice.
Himawari Uzumaki’s Appearance
Himawari bears a striking resemblance to her mother, having her dark-blue hair that she wears with straight bangs and a hime-cut. Like her brother, her hair flares out on the sides and back, and she has an ahoge (アホ毛, literally meaning: foolish hair) on the top of her head, which resembles the stem of a leaf. She has inherited her father’s blue eyes, whisker markings on each cheek, unruly hair, and facial features. She is considered very cute.
As a toddler, Himawari wore a pink sweater, a three-layered white flutter skirt, black pants, and a pair of flat pink sandals, with a light green twin bead hairband on her ahoge.
While visiting Neji’s grave, she wore a collared, long-sleeved yellow shirt with an orange cross-hatch pattern that resembled a sunflower, red pumpkin shorts, and yellow shinobi sandals.
In Boruto: Naruto the Movie, she wears a light yellow long-sleeved hooded-sweater with a blue shirt underneath that has a petal-like pattern, and a two-layered pink flutter skirt.
She also wears long, black open-toed stockings and fuchsia shinobi sandals. Later, when joining the Academy, Himawari wears a black long-sleeved, turtleneck shirt with a yellow jacket and gray shorts with black leggings.
Three years after Boruto’s departure from Konoha, Himawari grew noticeably taller, almost reaching her brother’s class-mates’ height. Her hair also grew long, reaching her mid-back, with bangs framing the sides of her face and reaching slightly past her shoulders.
She wore a dark short shirt under a yellow cap-sleeved crop top with a sunflower design on the lower left side, exposing her midriff. Himawari also wore blue baggy pants with a long, pink belt that the end hangs loosely at her knee, two bracelets of blue and purple on both wrists, grey shinobi sandals with white soles, and a black choker around her neck with a yellow sunflower design hanging to the left side.
Himawari Uzumaki’s Abilities
Well before she began training as a kunoichi, Himawari showed considerable potential and prodigious talent for it similar to her older brother. Even more, her untrained might was able to terrify her brother and knock out her father with a single blow as a very young child. Daemon expressed interest in fighting her, feeling an unspecified intensity coming from her.
At a very young age – due to her Hyūga heritage – Himawari subconsciously awakened the Byakugan in anger after her favourite toy was torn by Boruto. Hiashi expressed how impressive it was for her to awaken it at such a young age without any prior training.
When activated, her normally blue eyes take on the white and featureless appearance of the Byakugan with the veins on her temples bulging. With it, she possesses a near 360° field of x-ray vision (except for a small blind spot at the upper thoracic vertebrae), see through solid surfaces, see across great distances, and also clearly perceive the chakra pathway system.
Despite no prior training for it, she was able to quickly make effective use of it. At the same time, she has originally had no conscious control over her Byakugan’s activation, only activating involuntarily from moments of extreme emotional build-up. By age 10, she learned to access it at will, though currently struggles to maintain it for long periods of time.
She has considerable shurikenjutsu skill, having practised regularly with her brother, able to easily hit the bullseye. Since entering the Academy, she has become proficient in various basic skills like the Rope Escape Technique.
Physical and Chakra Prowess
In the anime, Himawari showed deceptive raw might. She can launch large amounts of scrap metal into the air with a single strike and jump a considerable distance into the air. She likewise could move too fast for Boruto to follow.
Himawari also showed remarkable agility and athleticism, able to easily complete an Academy training course, beating other children who had trained rigorously to become ninja.
Since joining the Academy, her skill in both conventional taijutsu and Gentle Fist enabled her to compete against much bigger and more experienced opponents, even overpower them at points.
As an Uzumaki, she has a powerful life-force. She also has very advanced chakra control. With no prior training, she was able to perform the Tree Climbing Practice on her first try and only failed from losing focus.
Himawari Uzumaki’s Role
Himawari Uzumaki plays a supporting role in the anime Naruto Shippuden, where she appears in the epilogue of the series, as well as in some of the movies and OVAs.
She is mainly seen as a part of Naruto’s family, and as a friend of Boruto and his classmates. She does not have much involvement in the main plot or conflicts of the series, but she does have some moments of importance and significance.
One of Himawari’s most memorable moments is when she awakened her Byakugan on the day of Naruto’s inauguration as the Seventh Hokage.
She accidentally knocked out Naruto with her Gentle Fist, causing him to miss his own ceremony. This event also marked the first time that Boruto saw his father’s true power and sacrifice, as he witnessed Naruto’s chakra cloak and Kurama’s manifestation. This event also sparked Boruto’s interest in learning more about his father and his past.
Another moment where Himawari played a key role was when she helped Naruto and Boruto reconcile after their fight. Naruto and Boruto had a heated argument over Boruto’s cheating in the Chunin Exams, which resulted in Naruto confiscating Boruto’s ninja tools and dismissing him as a ninja.
Himawari was saddened by their conflict, and decided to make a cake for Naruto’s birthday to cheer him up. She asked Boruto to help her, but he refused at first. However, after seeing how much Himawari cared for their father, he changed his mind and joined her.
They made the cake together, and brought it to Naruto’s office. There, they found Naruto unconscious after being attacked by Momoshiki Otsutsuki, who had come to capture him for his Nine-Tails’ chakra.
Boruto was shocked and worried by this sight, and realized how much he loved his father. He decided to join Sasuke Uchiha and the other Kage to rescue Naruto from Momoshiki’s dimension. Himawari stayed behind with Hinata, and prayed for their safe return.
Himawari also had a significant impact on Kawaki, a boy who was experimented on by Kara, an organization that sought to use him as a vessel for Isshiki Otsutsuki.
Kawaki was rescued by Naruto and brought to Konohagakure, where he was adopted by Naruto as his son. Himawari welcomed Kawaki as her brother, and tried to befriend him and make him feel comfortable.
She gave him her vase that she made in art class as a gift, which touched Kawaki’s heart. She also taught him how to smile and have fun, something that he had never experienced before. Himawari’s kindness and warmth helped Kawaki open up and trust Naruto and his family.
Himawari Uzumaki is a charming and adorable character in the anime Naruto Shippuden. She is the daughter of Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyuga, and the sister of Boruto Uzumaki.
She has inherited some of their abilities, such as the Byakugan and the Gentle Fist, as well as developed some of her own, such as wind release and water release.
She plays a supporting role in the series, where she shows her love and support for her family and friends. She also influences some of the main characters, such as Boruto and Kawaki, with her positive attitude and gentle spirit. She is truly a precious gem in the Uzumaki clan.