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The Akatsuki organisation is composed mostly of S-rank missing-nin.

S-rank (Sランク, Esu ranku; ; ; ) is one of the six classifications. It is preceded by A-Rank. It is typically used when classifying techniques intended for highly experienced jōnin and Kage-level shinobi. S-rank techniques are almost always unique to a single user, and as such are trademark abilities of that user.

Missions can also be classified as S-rank, these are the highest paying and most dangerous type of mission a ninja can go on. These missions are exclusively assigned to highly skilled jōnin or large squads of ninja. S-rank missions pay at least 1,000,000 ryō.

"S-rank" is also a designation given to extremely powerful missing-nin, earning them a place in their village of origin's Bingo Book.[1] The organisation Akatsuki was stated to be comprised mostly of S-rank criminals.[2]


  1. Naruto chapter 50, page 7
  2. Naruto chapter 143, page 5

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