Akatsuki was known as a criminal organization that existed outside the hidden villages. They usually harbored strong Shinobi, who had cut ties to their villages. Through the years, this organization took many forms and changed its goals many times. Today, I’ve made a list of 10 most interesting facts about the Akatsuki.
1. Akatsuki (暁) if written as “Aka Tsuki” (赤月), translates to “red moon”. This may be a reference to the final plan of Madara and Obito, the project “Tsuki no Me”.
2. In a Databook, Masashi Kishimoto stated that he originally planned on making them a group of monsters, with almost no human characteristics, with Zetsu emphasising that specifically.
3. In Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie, the Akatsuki of the Genjutsu World is a well-known mercenary group.