The leaf has had alot of great ninjas. But Kakashi and Gai deserve mad respect. They remind me of Naruto and Sasuke in some ways. Like Kakashi was always a genius and Gai had no ability at all but they both surpassed anyone's expectations of them by far. Who knew Kakashi would obtain an MS sharingan? Him having a sharingan period would be unrealistic to anyone, but to have an MS and still be an elite ninja without it? Insane. Not to mention he helped to mold two of the greatest ninja ever. (Sakura isnt too bad either) Teaching Naruto wind style in record time and created chidori which he passed on to Sasuke. He could be hokage right now but he turned it down. Gai just defies all odds. A ninja with no skill taking on an opponent like Madara of the Six Paths? Unreal... They really started to grow on me when they were fighting against the jinchurikis. They were so outclassed but they fought tooth and nail next to Naruto and Bee. I thought that was pretty amazing. Gai went 8 gates and survived its cool because he had the balls to do it although Naruto saved him.