By Myanimethoughts | Otaku Boy

How Long Did Each Hokage Reign? A Comprehensive Guide

In the Naruto manga and anime, the exact dates of their appointments and deaths are unavailable. Thus, the durations of the rule of each Hokage are unknown. Nevertheless, we can estimate with relative accuracy from the data available.

The First Hokage, Hashirama Senju, established village of Konohagakure. It is said that he ruled for many years, and he is rated among the strongest Kage in history.

Hashirama’s younger brother is Tobirama Senju the Second Hokage. He is smart and was responsible for most of the village institutes. His reign is said to have lasted for some time though it is not specific on the time.

Hiruzen Sarutobi

The Third Hokage, Hiruzen Sarutobi, is one of the most respected Kage in the history. His wisdom and peaceful resolution of conflicts are well-known. He is alleged to have ruled for several decades, the exact number of which is not known.

The Fourth Hokage is Minato Namikaze who is popular for his speed. He is also proficient with the Flying Thunder God Technique. He is said ruled for a few years only, only dying while saving the village from the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox.

The Fifth Hokage is Tsunade Senju and she is the granddaughter of Hashirama Senju. She is a woman of strong medical skills and strong strength. The time she reigned is said to have been several years, but it is not clear exactly how long.

Kakashi Hatake is the Sixth Hokage, and had been once Minato Namikaze’s student. His is renowned by his Sharingan eye and his skills in different jutsu. He is said to have ruled for quite a long time, but no specific period has been stated.

The Seventh Hokage is known as Naruto Uzumaki and he is the son of Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki. He is famous for his mode the Nine-Tails Chakra as well as his Rasengan technique. He is currently the Hokage of Konohagakure.


While the length of each Hokage’s term is unknown, we can make some estimation based on the information available. Hashirama Senju is said to have ruled for many years, Tobirama Senju is said to have ruled for several years, Hiruzen Sarutobi is said to have ruled for several decades, Minato Namikaze is said to have ruled for only a few years,

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  • 15 October 2023

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