The Nara clan are a bloodline of Hidden Leaf ninjas that wield shadows for use in combat. In addition to that, they own a section of forestland surrounding the village and tend to the deer there.
The Nara Clan are known for their intelligence and their ability to manipulate shadows. The clan has kept a book on different medicine preparations for generations and are quite knowledgeable in healing. Another of the Nara Clans talents lay in tending of deer such as Rikumaru, which graze in a large area of the Nara clan forest. The most recent head of the Nara Clan is Shikaku Nara.
In the anime it is revealed that the Nara clan have a research facility deep in the mountains containing large amounts of medicine.
The Nara clan has a special relationship with the Akimichi and the Yamanaka clan. For generations the clans have recognized a ceremony in which the Sarutobi clan present a special earring to each generation head when they are promoted and at which time the swear their oaths. The earring also signifies that the wearer is an adult by their clans.
|Shikaku Nara (Manga/anime/movie/Game/OVA)|
Abilities: Nara Clan Technique, Black Spider Lily Technique, Ninja Rank Part 1: Jonin
Team: Ino-Shika-Cho (Previous)
Occupation: Head of the Nara Clan, Deer Herder, Jonin Commander, Chief Strategist of the allied Shinobi Forces
Voiced By: Masato Kaji (Japanese)
Abilities: Shadow Imitation Technique, Shadow Sewing Technique.
Team : Third Division
|Shikamaru Nara (Anime, Manga, Game, Movie)|
Team: Team Asuma, Sasuke Retrieval Team, Konoha 11(anime only), Niju Shotai, Fourth Division
Occupation: Proxy Commander of the Fourth Division of the Allied Shinobi Forced
Abilities: kunoichi and is able to defeat several sumo wrestlers by using cookware like a pan.
Team: Allied Mothers Force (anime only)
A forest located on the outskirts of Konoha within the Land of Fire. The Land is owned by the Nara Clan and the many deer that fill the forest are looked after by the clan for which there antlers are used in medicines. No one is to step foot in this forest without permission.