They wear black cloaks with red clouds on them.
The members are Pain, Itachi, Kisame, Deidara, Sasori, Konan, Kakuzu, Zetsu, Hidan and Tobi.
They formally had Orochimaru and Sasuke and his team later join.
I just wish later on in both the manga and the anime... the fallen Akatsuki members would be revived. They're just too awesome to die. They don't deserve to die.
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Members of the Akastuki are, Itachi, Kisame, Sasori, Zetsu, Leader (who is named 'Pain/Pein'), Deidara, Tobi (who is an uchiha and could be Madara or Obito), Hidan, Kakuzu, Konan (the blue haired mystery member, who is indeed a girl), and Orochimaru (whom is an ex-member).
"Because you carry the nine-tailed fox demon, Kyuubi."
The no longer active/neutrilized Akatsuki members consists of Deidara, Hidan, Kakuzu, Sasori, and Orochimaru.
One of the Akatsuki's goals is to collect the Nine Tailed Demons (Bijuu). Some of which have been placed in human containers (jinchuuriki), such as Naruto and the Kyuubi.
The second is to collect a lot of money to support their organization, by completing missions given to them by current villages that require their strength.
The third and final goal is to dominate the world, destroying all of the villages with the collected demons.
2. "The Akatsuki are after you Naruto. Not particularly you, but the thing inside of you."
Pein: He's the Leader. No he is NOT Yondimaine, anyone who thinks he is has not read the manga recently. He has 6 bodies that can can use, I believe it's refered to as the "Six Paths of Pain" and he can make it rain. In his village he's reffered to as a God.
Konan: The sole female member of the Akatsuki. If there are any more they arent important and havent been mentioned to what I've read. She can turn into a bunch of paper and make herself fold into a bunch of butterflies. That... doesnt seem to amazing to me but hey, its still pretty cool.
Zetsu: I don't know much about him accept he can sink into the earth, he's half venus fly trap (No clue how his parents managed to do that...), he has two halfs that can talk seperatly, and he's a cannible. Yay for cannibles.
Sasori: He's Sasori of the Red Sands! Yay! He made the original puppets Kankuro uses and hes a puppet himself. He travels in his puppet. No he is not a scorpion. He looks human. He just rides in a puppet. Makes alot of sense, doesn't it? Also he gets killed by Sakura and Chiyo, his grandma. Wow... getting killed by your grandma in reality would be depressing but hey, this is Naruto. Let all your dreams come true.
Tobi: Sasori's replacement. Now I don't know much about this, but he could POSSIBLY be Mandra Uchiha or Obito. I have no clue but tobi is bad ass. Enough said. Wait. I think he might have an evil...
The name Akatsuki means "dawn" in Japanese. Morgenroete, the company that built Akatsuki, means "dawn" in German.