I actually found something on them in Wikipedia. Its says they are similar to the SWAT. They deal with top level security and take on the highest class of criminals out there. I added the link below for more information.
Naruto ninja ranks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sasuke's overrated as well. He's just a prettyboy who got owned by his brother. Sasuke gets all intense and uses chidori and Itachi is like uh huh. Itachi just diverts the blow away from him and break his wrist. So sasuke is nobody. Same goes for the ANBU, they aint got cool characters, kakashi aint anbu anymore so he doesnt count. ANBU is like the FBI, you know they gonna kick butt, they just dont care if anyone is there.
Thanks for the siggy Ky-lyrra
pre time leap Sasuke is over rated but post time leap Sasuke I'm not so sure, I would like to see more of his new abilities before judging him.
And The Balrogs Shall Inherit The Land...
ye i know what u mean...im only in episode...124..but when orochimaru attacked Hidden Leaf Village they look really weak and they get taken down really easy. sasuke is annoying. he cant beat itachi. i think:|. itachi waaayy to powerful all about naruto and chouji, Shikamaru and kakashi.
Why is everything so ****ing hard for me? Keep me down to what you think I should be! Must you tempt me and provoke the ministry? Keep on trying I'm not dying so easily!
The thing is, the many adult ninja's don't show there true abilities in the biggining of naruto untill after harry comes back from his 3 year trip.
The Anbu's are like the elite's of elite, stronger then jonins. They are the only once strong enough to go with the hokage for deadly missions, just like that episode when the 3rd and 2 Anbus found out about Ori.
It's interesting to finally see the true strengths of such little known characters like asume and kakashi and such.