The Akatsuki are the rebels in the world of Naruto, a secret organization that gathers the villains and protagonists in the series. The word Akatsuki literally means Dawn or Daybreak, and the group of shinobi exist outside of the hidden villages. Through the years the group was led by different leaders, and took many forms, however they have always been viewed as selfish criminals. The Akatsuki contains over 10 “official” members, as well as a group of unofficial ones, and all except for one are males. Nagato acts as the leader of the group, however he acts under the alias “Pain”. The renegades come together with a common goal, to capture the Tailed Beast in order to obtain unlimited power.
One interesting thing about the Akatsuki, is that all of the members posses various forms of ninjutsu. But who among the group is the strongest? Here is our ranking of the Akatsuki according to powerlevel: