It took a lot of suspicions, wise theories and opinions. Now the real Akatsuki leader has introduced himself. There’s no mistaking this time that
Pane Pein is the Akatsuki leader. Thanks to all readers who commented and share their ideas.
Chapter 363 revealed the real Akatsuki leader with his partner who is still unnamed. And another character revealed is the one Pein reports to. He is the leader of the Akatsuki leader. He commanded Pein to capture Naruto himself and wont allow him to fail. Probably his partner and him will be on their way on the next chapter.
Pein came from the Village Hidden in Rain. He has the ability of Shape Shifting, Telephaty, etc.
So the Akatsuki is not Yondaime, not the father of Konohamaru, not Naruto’s father nor Kakashi’s.
The to all the readers.