Kakashi is one of the most well-known characters in Naruto and Boruto. The manga has given us a lot of information about Kakashi’s life, but none more important than how old he actually is. So, let us find out his age in different part of the series.
Kakashi’s Age in Naruto
In Naruto, Kakashi is said to be 36 years old. This can also be seen in the manga as it has a timeline of all the events that have happened with their specific date and age when they occurred. It should however be noted that this timeline is not 100% accurate especially since there are alternate realities shown in anime filler episodes like how Boruto’s first Chunin Exam goes different than what really happens (ie: Obito dies). But then again, most timelines aren’t perfect so we might just need to take these numbers with a grain of salt.
Kakashi’s Age in Naruto Shippuden
In the Naruto Shippuden series, Kakashi is said to be 45 years old. The manga confirms it too.
Kakashi Age In Anime/Movies
In some movies or anime such as The Last, Naruto Shippuden: The Lost Tower, and Boruto, Kakashi’s age is said to be 36 years old.
Kakashi Age in the Manga/Novels
In the manga and novels such as Naruto Hiden and Kakashi Gaiden, it shows that he was 12 when he became a Chunin so his age should actually be 42 years old.
Kakashi’s Age in Boruto
We don’t know much about Kakashi’s present-day life yet because he doesn’t appear at all until Chapter 13 of the Boruto manga. The manga reveals that Kakashi’s current age is 48 years.
Why is Kakashi’s age so confusing?
Kakashi is one of the most powerful shinobi in Naruto, but how old is he? That’s a difficult question to answer because his age seems to change depending on where you look. We’re going to take these numbers with a grain of salt.
In Naruto Shippuden, Kakashi says that he was 45 years old when we first saw him again after his battle against Pain. But some movies and anime such as The Last, Boruto, and Naruto: The Lost Tower give different information about his age. They say that he is actually 36. Another point worth noting here is that there are manga and novels which show that Kakashi was 12-years-old when he became a Chunin so if this were true then it would make sense that he was 36 in The Last and Boruto.
However, the most widely accepted age for Kakashi is about 40 years old. This has been confirmed by Masashi Kishimoto himself as well as Naruto: Shippuden episode 124 where we find out how long it’s been since his battle with Pain–two years! So if you’re looking to solve this mystery definitively then go back two years on Naruto and give yourself an extra six months or so because there are a few different contradictory points of information here.
In conclusion, Kakashi is around 48-years-old at the time of writing this article. Mistranslation from Japanese to English is one of the main reasons why his age is so confusing for all of us.