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Kage Guide
Hokage Out of all the shinobi countries of the world of Naruto, the five most powerful are allowed to call their leaders by the Kage (Shadow) title. These five individuals are called the "Five Kage," they are Watershadow (Mizukage), Fireshadow (Hokage), Windshadow (Kazekage) , Earthshadow (Tsuchikage) and Lightningshadow (Raikage). The Kage are the leaders of their respective hidden villages and the ninja which inhabit their country. They are depicted below. Warning! The listing of these Kage go through the most recent chapters of the manga. So you may see Kage who have yet to appear in your viewing of the anime.

Konohagakure no Sato
Shodai Hokage (First Fire Shadow)

One of the founders of Leaf, Senju Hashirama helped establish the ideal of all the Hokage who followed. The Hokage serves as the foundation which Leaf village sits. The Hokage would love his village and do all in his power to protect it, even giving his life in the line of duty to ensure its survival.
Nidaime Hokage (Second Fire Shadow)

Senju Tobirama also helped in the founding of Leaf, he was the younger brother of Hashirama. Like Shodai Hokage, Tobirama helped establish the principle that the Hokage will die for those people precious to them.
Sandaime Hokage (Third Fire Shadow)

Sandaime Hokage became Hokage at a very young age. He was chosen as Hokage over another talented ninja named Danzou. Sarutobi Hiruzen was known as the Professor, a ninja with extraordinary skill and knowledge of jutsu. He would later pass on his knowledge to his students Jiraiya, Tsunade and Orochimaru. Jiraiya would then in turn pass on his knowledge to Namikaze Minato, who would become Yondaime Hokage. After Yondaime Hokage's death, the Sandaime came out of retirement to lead his village again.
Yondaime Hokage (Fourth Fire Shadow)

Sandaime Hokage first wanted Orochimaru to succeed him, but his evil ways caused Hiruzen to choose Namikaze Minato instead. Yondaime Hokage was faced with a difficult challenge not long after being appointed. One of the great demons, the Kyuubi fox attacked his village. Many ninja died and Yondaime had to give his life to beat the Kyuubi and imprison him in his newborn son. His death caused the Sandaime Hokage to come out of retirement and act as Hokage once again.
Godaime Hokage (Fifth Fire Shadow)

Though Tsunade was the granddaughter of Shodai Hokage and a student of the Sandaime Hokage, she was reluctant to become Godaime Hokage. Her boyfriend and little brother both had dreams of becoming Hokage and died while trying to further that goal. When she met Uzumaki Naruto she thought that he was also going down a foolish path, but his hard work and determination inspired her to think that becoming Hokage was a worthwhile thing.
Rokudaime Hokage (Sixth Fire Shadow) [Temporary]

After Tsunade exhausted herself saving the village when Akatsuki leader Pain attacked, she fell into an unconscious state. Danzou then made his move to convince the Fire Country Daimyou that he was the best choice to be the next Hokage. The Daimyou approved of Danzou through hypnosis, though Danzou did not have the full approval of the Leaf Jounin. When Danzou was killed and Tsunade returned from her coma, she returned to power as Godaime Hokage. She later stepped down after the Fourth Great Ninja War.
Rokudaime Hokage (Sixth Fire Shadow)

Following the end of the Fourth Great Ninja War, Hatake Kakashi became the official Rokudaime Hokage of Hidden Leaf. He served in office for over a decade before finally stepping down.
Nanadaime Hokage (Seventh Fire Shadow)

Son of the Yondaime Hokage, Uzumaki Naruto grew up dreaming of one day becoming Hokage. After expanding his skills and becoming recognized by his village and the shinobi world, he became the Nanadaime Hokage.
Sunagakure no Sato
Shodai Kazekage (First Wind Shadow)

Retto helped found Hidden Sand and went on to become its Shodai Kazekage.
Nidaime Kazekage (Second Wind Shadow)

Nidaime Kazekage served as the Kage of Hidden Sand. Shamon attended the first Kage summit alongside Shodai Kazekage.
Sandaime Kazekage (Third Wind Shadow)

Sandaime Kazekage was said to be the most gifted kage in Hidden Sand's history with his ability to manipulate Iron Sand. He disappeared under mysterious circumstances right before war broke out. Years later it was revealed he was killed by expert puppet maker Sasori and turned into his most prized puppet.
Yondaime Kazekage (Fourth Wind Shadow)

Yondaime Kazekage replaced his predecessor who disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Rasa was the father of Gaara, Temari and Kankurou and he ordered the Shukaku demon be implanted into his unborn son Gaara. After falling in battle to Orochimaru, his son Gaara was appointed to replace him. He was later resurrected by Kabuto with Edo Tensei.
Godaime Kazekage (Fifth Wind Shadow)

After Naruto and Jiraiya left for 2 1/2 years to train, Gaara was appointed as Godaime Kazekage of Hidden Sand. The village council appointed Gaara on the notion he was now more in control of his homicidal tendencies.
Kirigakure no Sato
Shodai Mizukage (First Water Shadow)

The founding leader of Kirigakure no Sato, Byakuren served as Shodai Mizukage.
Nidaime Mizukage (Second Water Shadow)

A member of the Houzuki clan, Houzuki Gengetsu acted as Nidaime Mizukage of Hidden Mist Village. As leader, he met Muu the Nidaime Tsuchikage in battle. He managed to kill the Tsuchikage, but not before the Tsuchikage also delivered a fatal attack in turn. He was later resurrected by Kabuto with Edo Tensei.
Sandaime Mizukage Third Water Shadow)

Sandaime Mizukage was the leader of Hidden Mist. He attended the first Kage summit alongside Shodai Mizukage.
Yondaime Mizukage (Fourth Water Shadow)

Yagura was Yondaime Mizukage and the Jinchuuriki for the Sanbi Bijuu. Under Yondaime's reign, bloody civil strife was rampant leading to the village earning the name "Blood Mist" Village. Mist ninja Momochi Zabuza attempted to assassinate the Mizukage; it is unknown whether he went after Yondaime or Godaime. During this time Yagura was being controlled by Uchiha Madara, who was manipulating the village to his advantage. When Akatsuki eventually captured the Sanbi, it was free of Yondaime. What happened to Yagura is unclear; however he was later resurrected by Kabuto with Edo Tensei, meaning he did die, probably from Bijuu removal.
Godaime Mizukage (Fifth Water Shadow)

Some time after Yondaime Mizukage's reign came to an end, Terumii Mei became Godaime Mizukage. As Mizukage, she hoped to not repeat her village's bloody past. She joined the other great Shinobi nations in the Fourth Great Ninja War against Akatsuki.
Rokudaime Mizukage (Sixth Water Shadow)

A shinobi from the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist, Choujuurou became the Rokudaime Mizukage after the Fourth Great Ninja War.
Kumogakure no Sato
Shodai Raikage (First Lightning Shadow)

The founding leader of Kumogakure no Sato, Ei (A) served as Shodai Raikage.
Nidaime Raikage (Second Lightning Shadow)

Nidaime Raikage led Hidden Cloud at a time when peace was attempted between Kumo and Konoha. After becoming leader of his village, he took the name "Ei (A)". At a meeting between Raikage and Nidaime Hokage to solidfy the peace, two brothers from Kumo named Ginkaku and Kinkaku attempted a coup d'etat against their leader.
Sandaime Raikage (Third Lightning Shadow)

Sandaime Raikage led Hidden Cloud at a time when their Bijuu the Hachibi was difficult to control. None of their Jinchuuriki could control the beast, forcing them to subdue and remove it from its host. When his nephew Blue B eventually lost control, A directed the beast be imbued into the young Killer Bee. After becoming leader of his village, he took the name "Ei (A)". He was later resurrected by Kabuto with Edo Tensei.
Yondaime Raikage (Fourth Lightning Shadow)

Taking the same name as his predecessors, Ei (A) was Yondaime Raikage of Hidden Cloud Village and became Kage after his father. The Raikage sought to obtain the Byakugan from Konoha, and dispatched a team to kidnap Hyuuga Hinata. A is the older "blood" brother of Killer Bee, the Eight-Tails Jinchuuriki. After Bee was captured by Akatsuki, he sought a meeting of the Five Kages to discuss dealing with Akatsuki.
Godaime Raikage (Fifth Lightning Shadow)

Darui was Godaime Raikage of Hidden Cloud Village. After serving as a Commander in the Shinobi Alliance against Akatsuki, Darui became leader of his village.
Iwagakure no Sato
Shodai Tsuchikage (First Earth Shadow)

The founding leader of Iwagakure no Sato, Ishikawa served as Shodai Tsuchikage. He taught a young Oonoki the importance of believing in ones own strength and will and never forsaking it.
Nidaime Tsuchikage (Second Earth Shadow)

Known as the "Invisible Man" due to his ability to totally hide his presence and chakra, Muu passed on the secrets of Jinton to Oonoki the Sandaime Tsuchikage. Muu used his skills to kill Nidaime Mizukage, unfortunately he also died in the battle. He was later resurrected by Kabuto with Edo Tensei.
Sandaime Tsuchikage (Third Earth Shadow)

Oonoki was Sandaime Tsuchikage of Hidden Rock Village. His elder status gave him numerous years of experience but also put strain on his body due to his age.
Yondaime Tsuchikage (Fourth Earth Shadow)

Kurotsuchi was Yondaime Tsuchikage of Hidden Rock Village. She succeeded her grandfather Oonoki as leader of the village.
Village Leader Guide
Orochimaru The following ninja act as their village leader. Note they are not Kages. Only the head ninja from the Five Great Shinobi Countries may use the title of "Kage". The individuals thus operate under their real name only.

Akahoshi [Hidden Star]

Akahoshi replaced Sandaime "Hoshikage" after his sudden death. The position of "Kage" within Hidden Star has not been recognized by the Five Great Shinobi Nations. Most in the village believe the usage of the chakra enhancing meteor will make the village powerful enough to be on equal footing with the other five nations. With the death of Akahoshi and the destruction of the meteor, the use of "Kage" will probably end. It is currently unknown who is leading the village.
Hanzou [Hidden Rain]

Hanzou acted as the leader of Hidden Rain for a number of years. When civil war broke out, the rebel leader Pain killed Hanzou and took control of the country.
Pain [Hidden Rain]

Though he acts as the leader of Akatsuki, Pain also led the Hidden Rain rebel ninjas in their civil war against their home village. Pain used his skills to eventually take out Hanzou.
Konan [Hidden Rain]

After Nagato sacrificed his life to help further Naruto's goal of changing the ninja world, Konan promised to honor his wishes and return to the Rain Country. She left Akatsuki and presumably took over control of the remaining Rain forces. After he death, it is unknown who took control of Hidden Rain.
Shinnou [Hidden Sky]

Hidden Sky fought against Konoha in one of the Great Ninja Wars. Their forces were decimated. The village eventually rebuilt their power under the medical ninja Shinnou.
Kazahana Dotou [Hidden Snow]

After having his brother the Daimyou of the Snow Country killed, Dotou formed Hidden Snow and sought enough power to defeat the Five Great Shinobi Countries. He was eventually killed and Hidden Snow's future is unclear.
Orochimaru [Hidden Sound]

Forced to flee Hidden Leaf because of his forbidden experiments, Orochimaru went north and gathered many despondent ninja and clans. With his identity hidden, he formed Hidden Sound and set out to destroy Konoha once and for all.
Shibuki's Father [Hidden Waterfall]

This man served as the head of Hidden Waterfall in the past. When Waterfall came under foreign attack, he ingested the village's Hero water. Unfortunately he wasn't young enough to survive the effects of the water and he passed away shortly afterwards. His son Shibuki took over as Hidden Waterfall leader after his passing.
Shibuki [Hidden Waterfall]

After his father died, Shibuki took control of Hidden Waterfall. Shibuki was unprepared for the role early on, but eventually he accepted his position and strove to do all he could to protect his village.