How old is Naruto? I'm pretty sure he's it says he's 12 at the begining of the series, and if he is then how old is the rest of his team? Because it said that Naruto failed the academy final 3 times, so wouldn't that make him 3 years older then everyone else in his class? Or did they take the exam too and just fail as well? (which I seriously doubt). And if they did why does Narutos failing even matter. Or did they let Naruto take the exam earlier than everyone else?