Hello everyone, welcome to Animehound. Today’ post is for Naruto Fans. From the very begging of the series, we have seen Kakashi wearing a mask. At some point each and every one of us has wondered why Kakashi always wears a mask…today I’ll give you guys the answer to why. Let’s check out what we know first. Kakashi Hatake is one of the most popular and also one of the strongest characters of the Naruto Series. He was introduced very early in the series and remained an important part of the series throughout. But the unique thing about his character is his Mask which covers more than half of his face. There are a lot of theories about why he wears his mask…let’s see what they are-
Theories on why Kakashi always wears a mask:
- Kakashi was shown to wear his mask since his childhood. In the episodes that shows Kakashi’s days with Obito and Rin as a Genin, his mask is still there. So a lot of people like to think that it has something to do with his father Sakumo Hatake, also known as the White Fang of Hidden Leaf. After Sakumo Hakate committed suicide after being branded as a traitor. Some people believe that as Kakashi looked exactly like his father he started covering his face with a mask.
- Some people also believe that he probably wore the mask as a kid for normal reasons like to protect himself from dust or allergies which later grew into a habit and he never bothered to change it.
- There is also another theory which says that Kakashi’s father Sakumo told him to wear a mask to protect his son from possible enemies as Kakashi looked like him and Sakumo had killed a lot of people during 2nd ninja war making a lot of enemies.
What Kishimoto Sensei Said when Asked The Question:
Kishimoto Sensei was asked why Kakashi always wears a mask during an interview and his reply was that he sees ninjas being “mysterious” so in his character design he made Kakashi wear a mask. But he did not do the same thing with other characters because he was too difficult to get their expressions with most of their faces covered. So basically Kishimoto sensei made Kakashi wear a mask to make him look cooler, stronger, more mysterious and more ninja like.
Kakashi’s Real Face:
Team 7’s attempts at finding out Kakashi’s real face failed drastically in the anime but later in 2015, his real face was revealed. Here is the picture. Well, I have to say that he is a handsome man. You may also like-
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