Understand why Kakashi always hides his face in Naruto

Kakashi Hatake is one of the most important characters in Naruto and Naruto Shippuden, as he played the role of Team 7’s teacher and sensei. However, despite Kakashi’s skill and background, one of the details that most draws attention to the character is the the fact that he always hides his face all the time.

But after all, why is it that Kakashi hides his face?

Some theories say that Kakashi uses the mask to try to hide his identity and prevent people from relating him to his father, Sakumo Hatake. Both because Sakumo was a great ninja and therefore made countless friendships, and because he became a kind of “burden”, being the only son of the White Wolf of Konoha, once he gave in to the pressure and ended taking his own life.

Masashi Kishimoto has already given more than one “official” version for Kakashi’s use of masks. The first is that as Naruto portrays a universe where ninjas are constant, it makes sense that some of them wear masks. However, the problem is that the masks make it difficult to demonstrate the emotions that the character is feeling – especially in the manga. As such, Kakashi is the only main character to use one.

There is also another explanation considered unofficial, which comes from Naruto Spin-off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals. There it is said that Kakashi uses a mask to hide his nosebleeds, since he is a hell of a pervert and cannot see a tail in a skirt.

please note that Naruto Spin-off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals it has a more comical feel, and it cannot be taken too seriously.

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Naruto Shippuden was shown between the years 2007 and 2017 and counting the second phase of the anime. In it, Naruto returns after two years of training with the mission to fight Akatsuki and then rescue Sasuke from the clutches of Orochimaru.

Altogether, the anime has 500 episodes (including the Naruto Shippuden fillers), and ends the story of Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura and Kakashi. In addition, the anime sets the stage for the direct continuation of the story.

You can follow Naruto in full on Crunchyroll. In addition to it, the service features classic Naruto and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, its direct continuation.

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