Team 7

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Gen Relationship
Relationship: Team 7
Alternative name(s): Team Seven, Team Kakashi,
Naruto x Sasuke x Sakura
Fandom: Naruto
Canonical?: It's complicated
Prevalence: Widely known from canon, mostly gen or inter-team pairings.
See also: Naruto x Sakura x Sasuke
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Team 7 is the name of the main ninja team in the anime/manga series Naruto. Upon graduating from the Ninja Academy, Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura are designated as Team 7. The team is led by Kakashi, and is also known as Team Kakashi. In the second part of the story, after Sasuke leaves the team, Yamato/Tenzou and Sai both work in Team 7/Team Kakashi as well. Team Kakashi is the name of the main ninja team in the anime/manga series Naruto in Naruto Shippuden, after Sasuke leaves.


Team Kakashi

Some replacement members for Sasuke include Sai (Naruto), Namikaze Menma, Sora (Naruto), and Shikamaru Nara. Uzumaki Naruto and Haruno Sakura form the core of the team from the original Team 7, and Hatake Kakashi returns as team leader.


In fandom, "Team 7" usually refers at least to the original trio, but can be used to refer to the team with or without Kakashi, with or without Sasuke, and with or without Sai and Yamato/Tenzou, depending on context.

In canon as well as fandom, Team 7 is the "family" which holds the main characters together and partly drives the plot. Gen is extremely common across fandom, including teamfic. While there is a small and stable fandom for OT3s, OT4s, and moresomes, specific inter-team pairings are much more prevalent: SasuNaru and SasuSaku are two of the most prevalent pairings in all Naruto fandom.

Not everyone thinks that Team 7 was a good or cohesive team. For example, this tumblr reblog chain:

[sheaz asked:]

Unpopular Opinion: The original team 7 was absolute dysfunction and they’d have been better off Not Together

[maitofly answered]

strongly agree | agree | neutral | disagree | strongly disagree


Strongly agree!!! Like!!!!!!! Their team was a mess and I know we were supposed to believe in them being like this absolute badass amazing team at the very end but ?????? Where???? They were a dysfunction from start to finish i like them individually but DO NOT stan as a team hard pass

[cyber-specter reblogged]

I disagree.

Team 7 wasn’t made with dynamic totally in mind like the other teams. Team 7 was formed out of tactical advantage against any major threats against the leaf. Think about it, it was comprised of:

  • Kakashi Hatake- A powerful Shinobi that learned under a hokage and had a partially mastered sharingan.

  • Sakura Haruno- a decent medic that can easily keep both boys in check. Rounds off the team dynamic while being able heal the tanks.

  • Sasuke Uchiha- One of the last known members of the Uchiha clan, one the most powerful clans in the land. Is both naturally gifted while maintaining a determination to improve. Has already exhibited ability’s beyond his time and may naturally develop a sharingon later in life. Could very well become the strongest Ninja in the leaf or even world.

  • Naruto Uzumaki- This kid is not only the son of one of the strongest Hokages ever but has the strongest demon inside of him. Literally the most powerful creature on earth is in him and ready to come out and protect its host body. He may be a problem child but if we can wipe this little shit into shape we would be unstoppable.
[sheaz reblogging on sakurasdivorcelawyer]

Yeah that’s great and all separately they’re great but when none of them work well together pretty much until the end and still to this day can’t seem to get their shit to work together as a team it’s pointless and Hiruzen didn’t /know/ they’d magically be an advantage to the leaf he put them together the same exact way he puts every team together: two males and a female to compete over, unfortunately in this case that dynamic was so toxic + they had an awful sensei with no skills at training them(well he did but chose to train one)/reigning them in emotionally the team never really stood a chance. Anyway, it’s Bad theirs literally not one team I can think of with a worse team dynamic then team 7 like power levels and their god like abilities doesn’t negate they are One of the worst teams In Naruto[1]


There are tons of fanworks centered on just one character or pairing within Team 7. Here are some fanworks which focus on three or more members.



  • Ashimoto no Hikari by Konjou Kumiai - Sasuke, Naruto, Sakura, Kakashi
  • Sunadokei no hibi by Michikusa Dango - Naruto, Sakura, Sai, and a kitten as a representation of Sasuke
  • Kasajizou by Penguin Tanteidan - Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura


Fannish Spaces

Team 7 and threesome communities:

Inter-team pairing communities:

Character communities:

See Also


  1. ^ Nov 23rd, 2018. On tumblr. Archived.
Characters Uzumaki NarutoHaruno SakuraUchiha SasukeTsunadeNara Shikamarumore
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