How old is Kakashi Hatake? Life of Kakashi Hatake

How old is Kakashi Hatake? Life of Kakashi Hatake

Life of Kakashi Hatake

Anyone who has watched the Naruto Series loves this man. This man, Kakashi Uchiha… ehm ehm… I mean…um… Hatake Kakashi.

Everyone wants to know everything there is to know about this guy, including his age.

The main reason this question has been raised quite a lot of time is because it doesn’t have such an easy answer, and given how turbulent this poor man’s life has been, it is difficult to actually calculate how old Kakashi actually is.

Kakashi Hatake’s Life Timeline

So, let’s take a short overview of what Kakashi’s life was like:

  – Kakashi is born.

  – Kakashi’s mother died. (Probably. Just mentioned very early without any concrete information.)

  – Kakashi becomes Genin.

  – Kakashi’s father died of suicide. (Probably. 5 years before Kakashi Gaiden begins where Kakashi is a 9-10 year old.)

  – Kakashi becomes Chūnin.

  – Kakashi becomes Jonin.

  – Kakashi leads his own team in the Third Shinobi War and Obito Uchiha dies.

  – Next mission, Rin is kidnapped by Kiri-Kagure Ninja’s and she dies by suicide, by stepping in front of Kakashi’s Chidori

  – Nine-tailed Fox attack on Konoha but Kakashi not allowed to fight.

  – Kakashi joins the Root and becomes an Anbu

  – Kakashi becomes leader of a Root team

  – Kakashi quits the Root after talking to the Third Hokage and joins him as his right hand man

  – Kakashi discovers Orochimaru is behind experiments with the wood element but fails to stop him.

  – Saves Kinoe from The Root and adds him to his team Ro under name Tenzo.

  – Itachi Uchiha gets added to team

  – Kakashi relieved of his Anbu duties after the Uchiha Massacre.

  – Kakashi becomes Jonin incharge of students.

  – Kakashi passes Team 7 as Genin team.

  – A-rank mission against Zabuza and Haku

  – Seals Sasuke’s curse mark during Chūnin Exams

  – Dispels Kabuto’s genjutsu and prepare to fight.

  – Kakashi carries out missions as his students are with their individual mentors. (Naruto with Jiraiya, Sakura with Tsunade and Sasuke with Orochimaru.)

  – Kakashi goes with Naruto and Sakura to help rescue Gaara

  – Kakashi trains Naruto in his wind nature.

  – Kakashi aids fight with Team 10 against Hidan and Kakuzu

  – Dies during Pain’s assault on Konoha but is ressurected.

  – Accompanies Naruto to Land of Iron to talk to the Raikage

  – Contributes in the Fourth Shinobi War

  – Becomes Sixth Hokage

  – Naruto becomes Seventh Hokage and Kakashi retires.

The ways of calculating Kakashi’s age would be to take the facts that we know about his age and the time that has passed between two events.

We know from the databooks alone that Kakashi is 26 when Naruto is 12 and he becomes Genin.

So, in the beginning of the Series, Kakashi is a confirmed 26 years old.

Throughout the series until Naruto goes to train with Jiraiya it is safe to assume 26-27 years old.

Jiraiya trained Naruto for 3 years.

So, at the beginning of Naruto Shippuden, Kakashi is 29-30 years old.

By the end of the Fourth Shinobi War, Kakashi was 31.

After the War, Kakashi becomes the Sixth Hokage at 31 years of age.

Now, the Boruto series begins 15 years after the Fourth Ninja War. This would mean that Kakashi in Boruto is 46 years old.

We know that this is correct because we can cross-check the difference of Kakashi’s age to give us Naruto’s age in Boruto.

46 (Kakashi’s age) – 14 (age difference) = 32  (Naruto’s age in Boruto)

Boruto is a confirmed 12 years old in the Boruto series.

Naruto and Hinata get married at 20 years of age after the War and Naruto the Movie: The Last where they are 19 and 18 respectively and confess their love for each other.

Considering that Boruto was born around the age of their wedding, Naruto minimum needs to be 32 years old as of now.

This perfectly matches with the age that we got from the age difference, thus confirming that Kakashi in Boruto is indeed 46 years old at the least.

How old is Kakashi in Naruto?

Kakashi was 27 years old when Naruto started…

Shippuden started approximately 4 years after the beginning, so he was about 31 years old then and 32 at the series end.

Kakashi’s early timeline is kind of messed up. His early age achievements are inconsistent with his timeline.

Kakashi graduated at 5 and was drafted in the Team 7(was it?) or Team Minato, his other team-mates graduated at 8–9.

Either Kakashi is 3–4 years younger than his Academy batch or he wasn’t placed in a team until he was 8–9 which is absurd and obviously untrue.

Kakashi became Chunin sooner than his Academy batch i.e. on his first attempt at age 6.

This would matter because that’d affect on others’ timelines… Kakashi was 14 at Naruto’s birth and this would make a 5 year period since 3rd War. And apparently the period wasn’t that long.

I have this theory that the average age gap between two generations in the Naruto series is around 15 years.

For ex : In shippuden, Naruto was 14 and hence Kakashi is around 29–30. Assume Minato is around 45, Jiraiya is say 60 and Sarutobi around 72 in the first arc.

When Kakashi was training under the 4th Hokage, he was around 12 and the 4th Hokage was about to have Naruto. Add 14 years to Naruto and you get the age I was talking about.

This also goes back to why people presumed Madara was dead. Since Sarutobi (3rd Hokage) was a kid when the 1st and 2nd Hokage were training him - Madara can be assumed to be around 100 - 105 if he were alive in the current day. Even though he is Madara, it would be hard to imagine him creating wars at that age.

Im going to give all the ages for Kakashi

Kid Kakashi age 4–5

Jounin Kakashi age 12–13

Kakashi during nine tails attack 15–16

Kakashi beginning of Naruto ages 27–28

Kakashi during the war arc 30–31

Hokage kakashi 32–33

Boruto era Kakashi 44–45

Future Boruto shippuden Kakashi age 46–47


  • Kakashi's age 4
  • Kakashi's age 5
  • Kakashi's age 12
  • Kakashi's age 14 to 22 [Anbu]
  • Kakashi's age 28 roughly (In Naruto)
  • Kakashi's age 30 (Fighting Pain)
  • Kakashi's age 31 (Susanoo) during 4th Great Ninja War
  • Kakashi's age 31 - 35 ( Hokage )
  • Kakashi's age 43 or 45 (Boruto Naruto's Next Generation)
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