Team 7 is the notorious genin group that includes Sasuke Uchiha, Naruto Uzumaki, and Sakura Haruno, they are led by the syndicated join leader and ex Anbu captain, Kakashi Hatake.
Kakashi is chosen by the Third Hokage Hiruzen Sarutobi to lead this specific group of genin as he has had the past experience as a shinobi to mould this group of teenagers into powerful shinobi.
Kakashi is successful in rearing the young recruits into powerful warriors who save the shinobi world from destruction in the Fourth Shinobi World War and Kakashi soon became the Hokage himself, while the three once-genin continued to gain their skills.
In Boruto: Next Generations we rejoin the now disbanded Team 7 in their adult life, Naruto is the Seventh Hokage, Sasuke has returned to the shinobi way been pardoned for his crimes, and his wife, now Sakura Uchiha, is a powerful medical-nin and kunoichi who bears Sasuke’s child, Sarada Uchiha.
Many fans who continued to follow the Naruto world through the new anime are interested in how old the members of the original Team 7 are now, including sensei Kakashi, we’ve laid out who Team 7 are and how old they could be in the Boruto anime, as well as the new generation of Team 7.
Who Is Naruto Uzumaki?
Naruto Uzumaki is the titular character in the Naruto anime and manga series. He was originally a boisterous and volatile youth, with no parents present to look after him he rebelled as many of the villagers shunned and avoided him for fear of his history with the Nine Tailed Fox.
Naruto Father, Minato Uzumaki, who was Kakashi’s sensei as well as the Fourth Hokage, died while saving the village from an attack by the Nine Tailed Beast.
In order to save the village he and his wife, Naruto’s mother, Kushina, sealed the Nine Tailed Fox within their newborn baby, Naruto, rendering him the jinchuriki.
This gave Naruto extraordinary chakra reserves which, once tamed, helped him become one of the most powerful shinobi of his generation.
However, when Naruto was young he couldn’t control the Nine Tails properly, allowing it to take over when he lost his temper, causing irreparable damage.
This is why Hiruzen placed Kakashi in charge of Naruto, to help him master the Nine Tails with the help of Kakashi’s Sharingan powers, and his experience with Naruto’s family.
In the original Naruto anime, Naruto is around aged 12, and in Naruto Shippuden, the titular character is around 17.
Who Is Sasuke Uchiha?
Sasuke Uchiha is a beloved character within the Naruto animanga universe.
While having the potential to be one of the most powerful ninja, and originally ranking much higher than Naruto in their original chunin class, Sasuke’s dark history with his clan clouds his youth and eventually leads him down a path of revenge and hatred.
Sasuke’s brother, Itachi Uchiha, was also a seriously powerful ninja who had one of the most skilled grasps of the Uchiha’s sharingan, unlocking his Mangekyo Sharingan at an early age.
Itachi was appointed the youngest ever captain of the Anbu at the age of 13, and completed some missions with Kakashi in their youth.
Eventually, Itachi was embroiled in the Uchiha Clan Coup D’etat and became stuck in between the Leaf Village and his family clan.
After the suicide of his best friend Shisui Uchiha, and conflicting directives from Konoha’s elders, Itachi eventually turned to the shadowy and powerful Madara Uchiha who helped Itachi murder his whole clan, leaving only Sasuke alive.
Sasuke’s desire to become a powerful shinobi is entangled in his will to learn more about the Uchiha clan and avenge his family and brother.
Hiruzen entrusts the future of Sasuke, the last heir to the Uchiha clan, with Kakashi as Kakashi himself has a long history with Uchiha clan, and having a Sharingan himself, entrusted to him by the powerful Obito Uchiha, can help Sasuke master his own Sharingan while also controlling Sasuke’s anger and will to avenge his clan.
Sasuke, like Naruto, is 13 in the original Naruto, and 17 in the Naruto: Shippuden series.
Who Is Sakura Haruno?
Sakura is part of the lowly Haruno clan who syndicate Sakura once she is successful as the hero of their humble clan.
Hiruzen chooses her for Team 7 for her potential as a kunoichi but also her ability to balance both Naruto and Sasuke and lead them to success. Sakura must learn to control her temper and also inner thoughts that manifest themselves as Inner Sakura.
The kunoichi in Kakashi’s own genin team, Rin, was unfortunately and inadvertently killed by Kakashi when he was only young, so Hiruzen believes he understands the power of a kunoichi in her absence and wants Sakura to become what Rin could have become.
Sakura is hopelessly in love with Sasuke and this creates troublesome and problematic emotions within Sakura once Sasuke defects from the Hidden Leaf Village and chooses the path, just like his brother, of an international criminal.
When Sasuke finally comes around, after being defeated by Naruto, he and Sakura finally get married and have a child, Sarada.
Sakura herself becomes a powerful kunoichi under the teachings of Tsunade, the Fifth Hokage, who is one of the most powerful kunoichi and medical-nin, awarding her the title of Sannin.
Once Tsunade abdicates her role as Hokage, Sakura becomes the next in line to be the most powerful kunoichi and medical nin in the Hidden Leaf Village.
Sakura, just like her teammates, is 13 in Naruto, and 17 in Naruto: Shippuden.
Who Is Kakashi Hatake?
Kakashi Hatake was a successful jonin leader, Anbu captain, and Hokage of the Hidden Leaf village. His successful career as a shinobi and history with the Hidden Leaf made him a perfect candidate to lead Team 7.
Kakashi as a genin himself was tutored by Minato Uzumaki, The Fourth Hokage and the father of Naruto.
Hiruzen suggests to Kakashi that Team 7 is very similar to his team, a boisterous young talent that needs taming, a skilled but troubled ninja, and a potentially powerful kunoichi who balances her male counterparts.
While the success Minato’s team of Kakashi Hatake, Rin Nohara, and Obito Uchiha, was tragically lost as Obito, Rin and Minato all end up dying for the sake of the Hidden Leaf, leaving Kakashi to honour their deaths.
When Kakashi sees Sasuke, Sakura and Naruto working as a team in his infamous bell test, Kakashi believes they could achieve the potential that his own team never had the chance to reach.
When we get the arc of Kakashi’s life as a young genin and Anbu captain, we find out that he was around 13 when he was tasked with protecting the then in utero Naruto, which means that Kakashi is around 13 years older than Naruto.
This means that at the start of the Naruto series Kakashi is around 25, and in Naruto: Shippuden he is around 30 years of age.
How Old Is Team 7 In Boruto?
As mentioned, the events of Boruto take place in the equivocal ages that the Naruto anime starts at. What is meant by this is that the Boruto anime begins when Boruto is 13, just like how the Naruto anime started when Naruto was 13.
Having been the Seventh Hokage for some time, Naruto is likely around the age of 33 when Boruto starts.
This has been worked out by fans as they understand that Naruto was around 21 or 22 when Boruto was born, this means that he is 21 years the elder of Boruto, making him 33 when the Boruto anime starts.
As we know that Sasuke and Sakura are the same age as Naruto we can make the assumption that they too are around the age of 33. Kakashi himself does appear briefly in Boruto, we can assume, based on Naruto’s age, that Kakashi is around 46 when Boruto starts.
That covers the original Team 7. However, in the Boruto anime, Boruto’s own team, made up of Sarada Uchiha, Mitsuki, and Bortuto Uzumaki himself, adopt the Team 7 moniker in order to push them to achieve the same heights as their parent’s team did.
As explained, Boruto begins at the same point as Naruto does, when at the age of 13 these three hopeful shinobi join the ninja academy of Konoha and enter their own journeys.