If Naruto was popular when you were young, you either had a crush on Kakashi or knew someone who did.
We first met this dashing ninja in the manga and anime as the ninja academy team leader for Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, and Sakura Lastname, beginning their careers as Genin.
Hinata was there, too, but on a different team.
When the manga and anime began, Kakashi was already an adept chakra user (due to a powerful ninja secret) and had a full past involving the Anbu, Third Ninja War, and the murderous Obito Uchiha (Sasuke has a messed up family… Itachi, Madara… Are any of them friendly?).
Are you curious about the age of this future sixth Hokage of Konoha (the leaf village)? Keep reading for details on his age at the beginning of the series and onwards!
Kakashi Hatake’s Life Timeline and Age
As a dashing eye-patched shinobi, Kakashi Hatake is one of the stars of the Naruto series.
He appears in the regular Naruto anime series, Naruto Shippuden, and the Boruto series: Naruto Next Generations.
How Old is Kakashi?
We first met Kakashi at the age of 26 as a Jonin shinobi for the Konoha village (Episode #3 in the anime, Volume #1, Chapter #3 in the manga).
This is when he goes through his first major arc, the Chunin exams. During the Ninja War, Kakashi is 30 years old.
When the Fourth Ninja War is resolved, Kakashi Hatake would be approximately two years old when he is named Hokage.
This is the age range in which he ends the main Naruto series with no wrinkles in sight.
Let’s skip to the anime and manga starring the son of Naruto and Hinata Uzumaki, Boruto. After this jump forward in time, Kakashi’s age is around 45.
How does he still have barely any wrinkles? It must be the Hatake genes. Since the Boruto series is ongoing, it’s safe to assume we will see Kakashi at the age of 46, 47, and above.
What are Kakashi’s Powers?
While the sixth Hokage’s Sharingan lets him wield any element of chakra, Kakashi’s signature powers are earth and lighting.
Though on his natural talents, this shinobi focused on ninjutsu over other techniques while at the Academy. Kakashi is known for his lightning attacks.
There is a popular fan theory that Kakashi and Jiraiya are related. Both shinobi have messy white hair and upbeat attitudes.
Supposedly, Kakashi is Jiraiya’s nephew. Jiraiya dies late in Naruto Shippuden, so we may never know the answer to this question.
tl;dr How old is Hatake Kakashi? Old enough.