Naruto's Personal Life Lessons
I made this blog to clarity in a personal sense what I believe to be the lessons Naruto had learn over the series to become who he is today, as the Perfect Jinchuuriki of the Nine Tailed Beasts and Seventh Hokage of Konohagakure. Note the names of the Tailed beasts, and what I believe to be the lesson each of their tail represent to Naruto, at least to me.
Shukaku: Prolugue 1. Identity - Naruto learning of his status as Kurama's Jinchūriki
Matatabi: Land of Waves 2. Knowledge and Fear - The formation of Team 7 (with Kakashi, Sakura, And Sasuke), their first missions, particularly the one in the Land of Waves, along with Naruto's first encounter with fear, including learning how cruel the ninja can be.
3. Vows - Naruto making his nindō, vowing not to let the ninja world change him, like it changed Zabuza and Haku
Isobu: Chūnin Exams 4. Courage - Naruto learning to face his fears, including Gaara and the obstacles of the unknown.
5. Fate - Naruto proving to Neji that fate is changeable.
6. Empathy - Naruto developing his ability to change those he fights through their defeat and his own empathy (TnJ'd), like Neji and Gaara.
Son Goku: Konoha Crush - Sasuke Recovery Mission
7. Will of Fire - Naruto developed his Will of Fire during his fight against Gaara, which included everyone in the village.
8. Focus - Naruto's training with the Rasengan during his and Jiraiya's search for Tsunade, which also lead to Naruto's first encounters with Orochimaru and the Akatsuki.
9. Failure - Naruto's first failure attempt to stop Sasuke from walking the path of evil. This is Naruto's first real failure since become a ninja.
10. Change - Time's are changing for Naruto and his loved ones as he heads off to trains with Jiraiya to prepare the challenges in the future.
11. Bonds - Naruto's bonds of friends and loved ones has matured to the points where they now cross any border or boundary, including villages.
12. Tempest - Naruto's realization to control his temper or risk losing control to the Nine-Tails and his power.
13. Acceptance - Naruto's willingness to accept new changes and people into the team and his life, like Sai and Yamato.
14. Drive - Naruto's drive is tested and strengthened during his nature affinity training after failing to bring Sasuke back a second time.
15. Adaptability - Naruto learning to make full use of his shadow clone justu's full capabilities, his Rasengan and own cunning imagination during the development of his Rasenshuriken and his battle against Kakuzu.
Saiken: Pain's Assault
16. Loss - Naruto learning of Jiraiya's death, his first time losing a close loved one and the first of more to come.
17. Evolution - Naruto stepping up to more responsibility and more power for the trails ahead, at Shikamaru's suggestion, including taking up his role of being the Child of Prophecy, Jiraiya's dream and mission to bring world peace and his Senjustu training.
18. Nature - Naruto harnessing the power of nature and it benefits through mastering Senjustu.
19. Pain - Naruto enduring great pain during his clash against The Six Paths of Pain, including coming close to losing everything holds dear, including the village.
20. Revelation - Naruto coming across many great revelations while facing off against Pain that would forever change and shape his life: Naruto's role of being the Child of Prophecy, recalling Jiraiya's dream and mission to bring world peace, Nagato's being a fellow disciple of Jiraiya, the shape and corruption of the current ninja world, Hinata's love for him (somewhat forgetten), who his father was, why he was made a jinchūriki of the Nine-Tails, just a few of more to come in the future.
21. Hatred, Peace and Belief - Naruto's first brush with feelings of intense hatred, the thought for true world peace and his understaning of his fallen master's belief in him to carry out his will and succeed.
Chomei: Five Kage Summit - Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown (Waterfall)
22. Reality and Understanding - Naruto coming to the understating and realities of Sasuke's becoming internationally wanted, what now drive Sasuke in his quest for vengeance, and the fact that he may have to face off and kill Sasuke, in order to prevent more chaos.
23. Role - Learning from Tobi about how it would be Naruto's role and destiny to face Sasuke to the death, to continue the clash between the Will of Fire and the Curse of Hatred.
24. Trauma - The shocking trauma Naruto endures from the order to kill Sasuke as a criminal, Sasuke's new found determination to destroy all who ever, in his eyes, crossed his clan and Itachi, Sakura's fake love confession, and his friends' decision to stop Sasuke at all cost, which causes him to black out.
25. Reflection - Upon regaining consciousness and while heading to catch up with the rest of Team Seven as the faced off against Sasuke, Naruto reflects on what everything that's happened.
26. Clarity - Once meeting up and clashing with Sasuke, Naruto gains clarity on what must be done about Sasuke for himself.
27. Choices - With great clarity and reflection, Naruto concludes that he alone must face Sasuke to somehow save him from the path of evil and protect all he swore to protect as well, this is also the first of the choices he must make for himself and the heart to follow them thorough to the end, despite the protests and consequences.
28. Forgiveness - During the first stage of his jinchūriki training with Killer B includes learning to forgive and let go of his anger and hatred that has build up throughout his life.
Gyuki: Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown - Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax 29. Self-Confidence - Naruto gaining great self-confidence from those who believe in him: his parents and Jiraiya.
30. Past - Naruto through gaining some mastery of his jinchūriki powers, learns of his mother, her and Minato's past, including the terrible tragedy that stole them and many other lives, along with shaped Naruto's life and the Uchiha's fate: Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha.
31. Limitations - Naruto knowing that that there are limits to what he can do by himself from Itachi and his failure.
32. Consideration & Teamwork - From his clash with Itachi and Nagato, learns that he really shouldn't try to take on everything on his own and be willing to work with those who acknowledges and loves him to succeed and become Hokage.
33. Names - Through his fight with Tobi, learns of the Tailed Beasts' names, gaining their respect, trust and power, including Kurama (Nine-Tails) and came to become true partners, mastering Kurama's powers at last.
34. Present - Naruto has become determined to protect all now stand for, regardless of the past.
35. Endurance - With Hinata's and Kurama's help, Naruto learns to endure Neji's death and more hardships, finally understanding that Ninja are meant to endure.
36. Hope - Naruto, learns to hold on to hope, which in turn gives hope for the Alliance, including the return of Sasuke and his allies for the final battle.
Kurama: Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki - Naruto the Last/Konoha Hiden
37. Heart - Through his hardships, Naruto has become the heart of the alliance and their fighting spirits.
38. Leadership - Naruto, as the heart, has proven his skills as a leader, and proven his potential for Hokage.
39. Legacy - Naruto, through meeting Hagoromo, learns of the legacy he carries as Asura's latest reincarnation and the inheritor of the Sage's mission to bring world peace with Sasuke.
40. Nexus - With the Sage's power and the combined power of the Nine Tailed Beasts, Naruto becomes the Perfect Jinchūuriki of the Tailed Beasts and with Sasuke's help, the rest of Team Seven and Obito's sacrifice, the stop Madara, Black Zestu and Kaguya for good.
41. Brotherhood - Through one final battle with Sasuke, Naruto manages to win and expresses his thought to Sasuke as his brother, finally convinces him to abandon the path of evil.
42. Future - With the Akatsuki's defeat and Sasuke's redemption, Naruto is truly ready for whatever else is in his future.
43. Memories - During his mission to save Hanabi and the world with Hinata, Naruto would come to see her memories of her love for him and in turn his feelings for her.
44. Family - For a long time, all Naruto would want deep down is a true family, and during the mission, he realizes the greatest family he could ever have is Hinata.
45. True Love - The final lesson Naruto learns and masters in order to fully let go of his painful past and hardships is the true love he feels for Hinata, and through staring a new family with her, he finally becomes worthy of the title: Seventh Hokage and continue to promote peace through the world.
2) I might be one of the few people who actually liked Naruto: The Last but that moment made me cringe. As much as like Hinata and dislike Sakura Naruto should have ended up with Sakura. Sakura could then have gone from worst character in the series to tolerable(well actually Karin is the worst). Virtually all of my problems relate to her relationship to Sasuke which would have been resolved if she didn't marry him and instead married Naruto. But anyway I better stop before the Sakura rant I feel coming on comes out of me again :).
4) To be honest I don't think that moment where Sakura and Obito save Sasuke could undo all the damage shown prior. So the entire stabs Sakura made little impact on it overall at least in my opinion.
When I first read the description of Naruto: The Last I read that the movie was about Naruto, Hinata, Sasuke, and Sakura in this "Romance" Movie that would set up the pairing shown in the Epilogue. So when I read it was just about Naruto and Hinata I was like, wait what? While I was disappointed in the movie I still liked it. But yeah I agree on that point that Sasuke should have been apart of the team, that's what I was led to believe in the beginning anyway and I really liked the idea.
I think the thing SasuSaku was missing was something established very early on in the series. Remember shortly after Naruto and Sasuke accidentally kissed each other and Sasuke talked to Sakura? Sakura was like how bad Naruto is mainly because of a lack of parents to train him and how he is all alone. And then Sasuke ripped into her on it?
The problem with the ship I believe is not the trying to kill each other bit(I jokingly say in the "defense" of the ship that they got the feeling of wanting to kill each other out of their system before getting married thus leaving them only room to improve) but rather that Sakura never learned what it was like to "truly be alone". Since that is a fundamental part of both Naruto and Sasuke, this leaves her in the position of never truly being able to understand either of them and thus leaves her at the level of “it is just a crush.”
If she truly learned what it was to "truly be alone" then she could adequately judge Sasuke and Naruto for all they were. This is why I believe Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie should have been done in such a way that it could become a canonical movie. I'm not just saying this because I love the movie to death but also because Sakura developed significantly in the movie(more than she did in all the chapters/episodes of Naruto combined) and was actually one of my favorite aspects of the movie. And most importantly she learned what it was to "truly be alone".
With such development she could actually understand both and not be defined by her sex drive. In the movie she truly understood what it was like for Naruto and actually grew to appreciate him more. I guess it was kinda a love letter to NaruSaku shippers as she gets to understand him, develop as a character, and on top of all that the movie easily eclipses Naruto: The Last. Its kinda funny Kishi says he's horrible at romance but yet Road To Ninja was better at it than Naruto: The Last and Road to Ninja was never meant to be that in the first place.
But anyway back to the point I was trying to make with this she could actually realistically understand Sasuke and a relationship could realistically start between the 2.
I personally don't believe a movie on the 2 of them is to much(as it needs a lot of development) but we will just have to agree to disagree on that point.
Well to be honest the reason why its so important to me is actually very simple. It was one of the things the series established as very important. Naruto mentioned at the beginning of Part 2 that he always wanted his next meal from Ichiraku Ramen to be for when he became a Chunin. Since Naruto was Jonin levels at the time it was kinda already pointless to see him take the exams but I wanted to see it anyway. That never really changd for me. I wanted to see Iruka treat Naruto to Ichiraku after passing the exam. Even if its technically meaningless as being Hokage was already in the cards, I still wanted that. As for Sasuke someone needs to be there on his team(and Sasuke still being a Genin is kinda a joke) and to be honest it’s the perfect way to have the rematch between Naruto and Sasuke. I mean we all know they would be the final 2. Besides wouldn't it be funny to see Naruto have issues with the first part of the test again even after becoming a god level shinobi who is already married and has a kid(or will soon have) on the way? I really want to see that. I personally am upset I never got to see that dream of seeing him pass the exams fulfilled.
Yeah I know, it’s a rare opinion but I do have that. I will also say that while he was always high on my list when the mask was on, he wasn’t my favorite character ever until he actually took the mask off which is perhaps an even rarer opinion. You see I think it all comes down to how Kishi writes. I think it is common knowledge Kishi uses 3 general molds for characters, the underdog with hidden untapped potential, The Kunoichi who gets little to no development, and then the prodigy who grasps stuff easily and reaches his full potential very fast. In this little mold he plays to the audience’s wanting the underdog to win and has them be good guys, examples of this are like Might Guy, Rock Lee, Jiraiya, and Naruto. The Kunoichi is pretty much anyone female character you can name Tsunade, Sakura, Hinata etc. Examples of the final mold would be Orochimaru, Neji, Gaara, Nagato, Madara etc. In almost all these cases the underdog becomes friends with the prodigy and then all of a sudden the prodigy takes a dark turn and goes evil. This is something I grew to expect. Kishi only ever broke this stereotype once and that was with Obito. Obito is the underdog of his group and yet he became a villain something no other underdog ever did in the series. Also the type of villain Obito is intrigues me(I love to analyze characters to see how they tick), Obito’s reason for becoming a villain is complex and evolved over time from a boy lashing out at the world because of his loss to a villain who saw the world for what it was a horrible dark place. Plus the entire fact he only became a villain because no one was there to help him through the death of Rin really fascinates me.
I’ll come back to the reasons I like Obito a lot latter. When I talk about Madara in like the next post all the reasons I like Obito will come out. As for your comment on Kaguya, I’m already feeling a lot more development for Kaguya just from this episode so my hopes are feeling a little more secure though I don’t know if you’re having the same feeling on this.
Ah, I see. I might not participate in it a bit as I’m going to try to dodge as many spoilers until it comes out in the USA so I can watch it and be surprised by the twists. Though I certainly failed on the Last. Try reading stuff on Naruto and not finding spoilers its borderline impossible .
1) Well let me at least explain my reason for liking Konan a lot. She is what Kishi was trying to do with Sakura but failed miserably at. Konan is strong and loyal a strong character in her own right. She was also arguably the most powerful female character shown up to that time being able to kill Obito(albeit he was able to comeback because of Izanagi) the most powerful character alive at the time(the only people who contested him were all dead). She also is a female character not defined by the men in her life which I think is pretty impressive considering we are talking about Yahiko and Nagato. And also unlike Sakura, Hinata, Ino, and virtually all the other female characters she is also not defined by her liking of a guy. Plus as the last point her romance with Yahiko was actually very well done(which is surprising since this is Kishi we’re talking about) just like with Shikamaru and Temari the seeds were just planted and left to grow on their own.
3) I know that was Nagato’s plan I was just trying to illustrate certain things like how to make the ending slightly better. If it was nations fighting nations Obito, Sasuke, Kabuto, and Orochimaru all getting off does make more sense as they are world leaders just like the Kage. Then in the end you could have Kabuto running the orphanage instead of ruling his nation he chooses to instead retire to the orphanage. You see where I’m going with this? Plus to be honest I’m still wondering what happened to the Sound Village, it didn’t just drop off the edge of the planet did it?
I agree I sometimes am also kinda ashamed to be a “Naruto Fan” because I’m like “Well we’re not all like those people over there”. A big portion of the Naruto fanbase have even undercut how good Naruto actually is. They treat it like “just go into it for the fights don’t expect anything else” as if there is nothing else to like. They’re like well if you want to watch a REAL anime watch something like Death Note or Fullmetal Alchemist(alongside its reboot Brotherhood). Naruto does have its appeal. What about we talk about its stellar cast of characters? While my Top 4 characters(possibly 5 haven’t really thought about it) are all deceased and that sucks there are plenty of other excellent characters around. Orochimaru, Kabuto, Naruto, Sasuke, all magnificent and well written characters who survived. How about the moral on revenge? That is the greatest showing of how revenge can mess you up in fiction bar none. Never to late to turn around and redeem yourself? Great! I love it, not enough stories can do that well.
Instead of talking about that we hear “fans” talk about how “every villain gets talk no jutsued” despite the fact that only like 7 of like what 27 villains(minus all those villains like the ones in the Chunin Exams which bolster the numbers even higher) actually did turn around. They also say that it “doesn’t deserve to be considered great” because of the “number of plot holes being way to high”. I once talked with someone who complained the 2nd part of the series “sucked” because it went “philosophical” and didn’t do what it supposed to focus on the actual battles.
You know I will admit a few things do bug me(the Curse of Hatred I have ranted about more times than I can count for example) but I think the thing that separates people like you and me from the rest is that we love Naruto for what it is warts and all. A lot of people got self-entitled and angry about how things ended(again the NaruSaku “fans” trying to ban Naruto in the USA I think is proof enough”) but in the end they forgot that it is in the end just a form of entertainment and if it doesn’t entertain just move on with your life. If it becomes more to you than that(like with me for example) then great welcome to the club, there is a lot to love here, it has excellent action, good albeit sometimes predictable plot, an excellent cast of characters, an excellent set of morals that it teaches very well, and who knows it might just surprise you with a lesson that it is teaching that can help improve your personal life.
Anyway sorry for the somewhat big response to your last paragraph. My response to your other posts are on the way. Just decided to do this bit first and put it on your wall.
To be honest, I actually kind of forgot about this one. I was more focused on the other discussion, and then finally finishing the Naruto vs. Sasuke part (BTW, you saw I finally did it, right?). Now that this is done, I'll try to get to it soon before I leave on August 7th. Look forward to talking with you!
Well if that's including the Naruto vs. Sasuke bit, then you have more strength than me. I spent two days doing that, with a good majority of today being spent with that (doing the discussion, reading chapters, watching videos, finding links, etc). I wouldn't hold it against you if you couldn't get that done- it's pretty ridiculous. Hey, but at least all the bases are covered now. All that's left is to get yor opinions ;)
Okay Blue, here's the response to this part. And like I said before, you don't have to hurry with this one either since I won't be doing anything until the 15th. But even then, I'm looking forward to continuing it later in the middle of August!
2) You're not alone- I liked it very much! Right now, it's the best Naruto film, although I do believe the Boruto film will surpass it (after all, Kishimoto did say that Sasuke was more of the main character than Boruto). And while NaruSaku possibly made much more sense, I still prefer the way it ended. Sakura is already a lost cause, so all she can really do is admit it and then try to improve in the future (which she did for me- I actually thought she was tolerable in Gaiden).
4) No, it wasn't enough to undo all the damage, although it did seem to point things in the right direction.
That is a very good observation you made, and admittedly one I haven't thought about in too great detail. Sakura always aid that she knew what true loneliness was like after Sasuke left, but she still didn't know a damn about what that felt like. She still had Naruto, her parents, and other friends around her at these times. And that is another reason why Road to Ninja is a great Naruto film.
What I meant was more that I just don't see a film devoted to the two of them ever happening. I'd like to see it, but it's very unlikely. However, I wouldn't be opposed to a possible filler arc in the anime during the gap between #699 and #700.
That's actually a pretty good reason for wanting to see them take the Chunin Exams. In all honesty, I completely forgot about the part with Naruto and Iruka, so I understand now why you would want to see that. Also, like you said, odds are that Naruto and Sasuke would face off against each other in the final rounds. Even though the final fight we got in the manga was the fight that all the fans wanted to see (I don't think anyone can deny that), it was still not the fight Naruto wanted to have. He even admitted it during the battle. So a friendly match to see who is superior in the Chunin Exams is probably exactly what what he would want. It would be great if something like that possibly happened in the anime in some sort of filler or whatnot.
I have to tell you that you would be excellent on a debate team, as your small argument on Obito actually sold me, and I understand why he could be considered your favorite character. I still have my issues with him which would take too long to list, but overall, I do like him more than I dislike him. Again, that would take too long to explain why I like him, so I'll just leave it at that (and if you can't tell already, I've been typing all day, so I'm pretty drained at this point xD).
Yep, I have the exact same feelings. I still prefer Madara, but I am eagerly anticipating Kaguya to see how she is improved.
Yeah, I know. I've already read so many spoilers on Boruto. But I don't mind too much- spoilers don't bother me. I don't want to wait until October to know what happens. Speaking of which, are you going to go see the film? Also, have you read any of the spoilers yet (especially that Orochimaru one)?
1) Like the Obito argument, I see where you're coming from. Those were pretty much my thoughts on Konan as well, but you just took the time to actually vocalize them. Thank you for that! xD
3) Yeah, I get it now that I reread the discussion. At first I forgot what we were talking about, but now it made more sense. Regarding the Sound Village, it was never really a concrete village like the other ones, and more of like a collection of small hideouts that Orochimaru had. With Orochimaru free to do whatever he wants, I wouldn't be surprised if it's still out there to this day.
You pretty much vocalized my opinion about the Naruto fandom. Since I'm pretty beat, I'm not going to elaborate on it too much. You summed it up perfectly. The only thing I have left to add is to avoid Naruto Forums at all cost!
Hey, can you elaborate on what you said about Naruto not awakening the Rinnegan? If he's a descendant of the Senju, has Senju chakra, has Hagoromo's chakra and the reincarnation of Asura, shouldn't he be able to awaken it?
Sure! The Rinnegan is awakened by combining the chakra of Indra and Asura, which thereby awakens Hagoromo's own chakra, which leads to the creation of the Rinnegan. While Naruto has Hagoromo's chakra, it was used instead to heighten his transformation from Tailed Beast Mode and Sage Mode to Six Paths Sage Mode (although of course this was also due to the fact that Naruto had chakra of the nine Tailed Beasts as well). The reason why Sasuke has the Rinnegan is because he received chakra/cells from Hashirama Senju, and because he was Asura's previous reincarnate, means that he awakened Hagoromo's special chakra. Of course, the meeting with Hagoromo is also another reason why he awakened the Rinnegan.
In truth, there is still a lot unknown about Hagoromo's special Six Paths Chakra. All that we know for sure is that since Naruto never received chakra from Indra, he would not be able to awaken the Rinnegan.
Theoretically, yes, that should be possible. Though it is worth noting that the only two who have awakened it (besides Hagoromo) are Madara and Sasuke, who both previously had the Sharingan/EMS. It was never stated that having a previous dojutsu is a prerequisite, but it's still worth mentioning.
Hi, I see you all over this wiki and clearly you know tons about all this. I hope you don't think my question is too silly. I am wanting to start reading the manga and have heard that there are different English translations, is that true? Is Viz the best place to order them? Thank you!
Thanks for your generous comment; I appreciate it! And sorry for making you wait a little while for a response- I've been pretty inactive these past few days. As far as your question goes, it is true that there are different English translations, ranging from official translation from Viz Media to fan translations from different websites. The best translations would be the official Viz translations, as the people at Viz Media distribute content from the English addition of Weekly Shonen Jump. And the people who work at Weekly Shonen Jump work hand in hand with the Japanese version of the same company, which assures that the official translations are the most accurate to Kishimoto's original work.
So to answer your question, Viz would be the best place to read the manga. So far, the first 70 volumes have been translated and sold; the final two volumes will be released later this year. So if you want the best quality, order the official volumes. But if you don't want to wait that long/spend money on volumes, then there are several different websites that provide scanlations of the chapters.
Hopefully I've been able to answer your questions, and let me know if there's anything else I can do for you. Enjoy reading the Naruto manga!!! :)
Thank you thank you! I can't believe how excited about Naruto I am. The only anime I've beem exposed to is Speed Racer when I was a kid and Pokemon and Dragon Ball Z when my stepsons were small. I never knew just how wonderful the genre is. I mean it has everything! Drama, action, adventure, comedy, romance and best of all, people with special powers.
I'll definitely invest in the manga. I've been getting the uncut sets and watching them like crazy (up to the 100's now - so exciting!). I can tell I'm missing out not reading the manga though so I need to start in on that. My brother and nephew really like Naruto also so I'm going to share all of the dvd's and manga with them.
I'm just so excited! I want to read and watch every single thing I can (in order of course) involving Naruto. I need to find the right places on here and the wiki to talk about it but I'm so new here I'm not sure where to start out. Do you have any suggestions? I've tried to talk to my friends about it but they think I'm nuts....thankfully I have my brother and one other person to gab with about this. Not many people understand when you tell them that 'Sauske is such a little bitch'. Anyway, thank you again for the reply and the info!
I have a request to you, if you have time can please make a character analysis on Kakashi. Because i think his life is the most hardest life in the serise. He loose everything and everyone which is presicios/special to him one after another. in miniserise his character maybe don't have anything to make any development.
Anyways, I would love to do a Kakashi analysis (BTW, I completely agree that Kakashi had the hardest life out of anyone in the series). However, over the course of the next few days, I'm going to be extremely busy and won't have time to write one. However, if you could please leave me a message as a reminder this Thursday night, then I will gladly do it.
Now, can you tell me which kind of analysis would you like- a clear explanation of his character, or one with a bit of bias that has some of my own personal thoughts in it? For example, awhile ago you asked me about Sasuke and I gave you a very brief explanation of his character. However, this summer, I am planning to do a much more extensive analysis that will not only provide facts, but where I will also add some of my own thoughts as well. For this Kakashi analysis, which one would you like me to do?
I'm Very well, But too much Hot in india these day's.
I want a character analysis with full explanation of his character and also your and omega's thought too, and it's better if you create a blog on it because that way we get more people's (Like- Jacce, Lord 7th Hokage, Girff, Mecha More people who use to be a old user of this wiki) attention too, what they are think about "Kakashi" one of the best character in the serise.
So, it's Better you add your thought in it.
I'm also waiting for ur full explanation on Sasuke's Character.
Sure, I'll give the reminder about it on Thursday (In india It's Friday).
Alright, I'll see what I can do. Just remind me on Friday (in India- xD).
The Sasuke analysis will be done this summer- probably around August. I'm just waiting to see the final developments of his character- especially because he's supposed to play a key role in the Boruto film. And after Naruto Gaiden, I'm very glad that I waited to make it. Seeing his role as a father has drastically changed what I was intending to write. We just need to see how it all plays out.
Yes, thank you for the reminder. I've started working on some things, but it probably won't be done until some time next week- I want to make it as good as it can possibly be. Also, my weekend is actually going to be much busier than I expected. I spent my entire day at my cousins' for a dance recital; tomorrow is my grandfather's birthday and we are having a barbecue; and then on Sunday I am going to a baseball game and then I'm going to a get-together with my friends for Game of Thrones' ninth episode. So yeah, pretty busy.
So expect it some time next week. In the meantime, if you have anything you want to talk about until then, I'm all ears!
I think naruto's life is different form kakashi. Kakashi never beared anyone's hatred, he have so much pain in his life he lose every important person one after another. And naruto form start he have noone to care, every person hate him, he seeking love form the villagers.
Hey, guys. Everyone has just left, and I'm exhausted/about to pass out. And then I have an early start tomorrow and a late night ahead of me. So I'll really try to do it tomorrow, but that may be unlikely, and if so, then I'll definitely respond on Monday (maybe remind me again). What did you want me to do, Justin? Give answers to your blog? If so, would you mind posting a links to all the blogs you wrote/want me to comment on? That will make things a lot easier.
And I actually have a lot to say about this, but I'm going to try to keep it brief. Though I'd really like to get into a good conversation about this, so maybe I'll go more in-depth on Monday. First of all, like I said, Kakashi had the hardest life among all of them (which will be explained in the character analysis). However, after that, it's really a toss up in the air as to who had a second hardest life between Naruto and Sasuke. For Naruto, he was isolated/hated by everyone, lacked any skills or talents, and never knew what it was like to have a family or friends. For Sasuke, he did get to know what it was like to have a family and it was then taken away from him in a very traumatizing manner in which the person he idolized the most brutally slaughtered everyone he loved (at the orders of the village). There are a few reasons to counter-argue why one may have had a tougher life than the other, but that would take too long to explain and I'll do it on Monday (as well as go in-depth about what made Naruto and Sasuke's lives so challenging).
Me personally, I can slightly relate to Sasuke a little bit more, which is also one of the reasons why I prefer him as a character more than Naruto. Really, Sasuke's words to Naruto about "not knowing his parents so he doesn't know the pain of losing them" is extremely true to the highest degree. The pain of losing something you had is often much worse than never having said thing at all. And since I can relate to this on a few different accounts with people in my life, that's why I understand Sasuke's words. Though thankfully, I've never had to go through anything as traumatic as he did.
My apologies for being late. Family is still here and I'm still recovering from last night, and so I'm not at my A game as I wanted to be. But here we go-
Justin, regarding the Naruto Character Defining moments, I have just edited my original post to include the reasons, and so that's why there is no new message for that one. Check the OP for the explanations.
And like I said, I'll also try to further explain the reasons why Naruto and Sasuke are tied when it comes to who had the harder life. To explain further, I will separate the two of them and explain accordingly.
First of all, we have Naruto. He was feared by everyone in the village because he possessed the spirit of Kurama within him. As a result, he was shunned by his fellow villagers and lived a life of solitude. He had no family to come home to, as they both sacrificed themselves to protect Naruto and the village. To make matters worse, Naruto had almost no talent in any of the key shinobi skills, which led to him being the laughing stock of his class. Despite all of this, Naruto always had a positive attitude and did everything he could to be acknowledged, even if it meant he had to be scolded. And though it's debatable to call them real comrades at the time, Naruto made friends with his fellow dead lasts- Shikamaru, Choji, and Kiba. And though he didn't quite understand it at the time, Naruto's loneliness made him forever connected with a fellow shinobi known as Sasuke Uchiha.
When it comes to Sasuke, he had a relatively positive life for his first eight years. He had a positive demeanor, popular in school, and adored his older brother, Itachi. At the time, his biggest problem was stepping out from Itachi's shadow and gaining recognition from his father, which he did accomplish. However, one fateful night, his entire clan was murdered by Itachi on the orders of Konohagakure, which Sasuke did not find out about until much later in life. To make matters worse, Itachi even showed the events of the massacre to Itachi via the Infinite Tsukuyomi. This forever traumatized Sasuke to the point he was only focused on getting revenge against Itachi, and later Konohagakure. From this moment on, Sasuke fell into the depths of darkness and no one could save him. The only ray of light that had a chance of shining upon him was a shinobi known as Naruto Uzumaki.
In a sense, there are different ways to look at this from, in addition to what I've explained in the previous message. The best way to look at this is that much of Naruto's childhood was filled with sorrow, while Sasuke's was relatively peaceful and happy. However, when they were teenagers, much of Sasuke's life was filled with grief, while this is the point where Naruto's life finally started to turn around.
So in a way, it's really a tie fundamentally. Personally, I've explained why I sympathize with Sasuke more than I do Naruto, but that's just a personal opinion.
Sarada is Sasukes and Karins kid, calling it now. I don't believe any of the "He gave her his old eyes" theories for the glasses. He probably didn't even have them anymore, he wasn't the kinda guy to keep something that was worthless to him at the point in his life.
The Uchiha kid and his master are new elements I was not expecting so soon in, I don't have much to offer on them aside from what I've seen on here so far. The master is probably Orochimaru or Shisui (my money is on Orochimaru) and the kid is one of Orochimarus experiments.
I did watch it and it was neat but the animation was a little sloppy in some places. Granted, it's better than the filler crap they have been stuffing down our throats instead of actually finishing the anime. Any word on when this filler arc is gonna end?
I went to go see Avengers: Age of Ultron and it was amazing!
I'm glad I'm not the only one who suspects it, Kishi does like to troll his fans, but it goes both ways, he can make something so obvious you couldn't believe it, and then it turns out it is true. Tobi being Obito is a massive example of this.
Latest chapter has pretty much shown that it isn't Orochimaru or Shisui, but it is still possible they are experiments of Orochimaru, we'll probably find out more in the next chapter or so, hopefully.
Pretty much, or she could be one of those artificially inseminated experiments using Sasuke's DNA and an egg from Karin as a base. Basically, it could be some Sci-Fi stuff up in here, where Sasuke never does it with Karin and yet has a daughter that he finds and gives to Sakura. We really shouldn't be surprised when anything with Orochimaru in it happens.
Just in case you didn't know Griff, it's Eric. I changed my username because I like this one better. But do you guys really think that Kishi will turn this into an episode of Oprah when Sarada questions her real mother? Kishi won't go down that path.
@Griff- Really surprised you're buying into the whole "Sarada is Karin's daughter" crap. I have gone into so much detail as to why this would be bad for the story. I wouldn't mind writing it all again, but only if you want it.
Shin and his father are interesting, I won't doubt that, but I don't like the idea of the Uchiha being the villains once again. All of that should have ended after Naruto beat Sasuke. Now, if they are all a part of Orochimaru's plan (where Shin's father is an Edo Tensei and Shin is an experiment who actually believes he is a real Uchiha), then I'm all down for something like that.
You have to be honest, for a fan animation, that was absolutely incredible! I still think the actual anime will be way better, and so it's a great reference to show them what to do (I added it to that list). BTW, the last filler episode is next Thursday. Canon episodes return May 28th! However, be warned that because they are still working on the Boruto movie, the animation won't be as good as we want it to be for certain parts of the story (such as Guy vs. Madara- that will unfortunately take a big hit). For example, the first canon episode that returns (where Madara becomes the new Ten-Tails Jinchuriki) is being outsourced, which probably means his transformation unfortunately won't look so good.
That was an amazing movie! I think even better than the first one. Vision was obviously the best part.
@Omega- is Shisui not an option? Maybe not he himself, but his body sure as hell looks like it is. I went more in depth on the chapter discussion if you want more of an explanation.
Usually (maybe not always but usually) when a kid has glasses, it is because of one of the parents having needed glasses before as well. She bares a resemblence to Karin more than Sakura. I can't go off of hair color because she has black hair (assuming this was done intentionally to keep readers guessing about her parentage) but she does have the same typ of hair that Karin has. Sakura has wild hair and Karin has more tame hair.
Also, what's so surprising? I've had different theories than you guys before, you just usually match up with what I'm thinking. :p
Well it's mostly all about personal reasons as opposed to any story-based logic. Though the same can also be applied to Karin, as there's nothing tying her to Sarada other than the fact they both have glasses and that's it.
First of all, in nearly all of the special events/promotional images, Sarada is advertised as the daughter of Sasuke and Sakura, not Karin. Even one of the pictures at the new exhibition had a picture called "Sasuke's Family", which shows Sakura and Sarada. Not to mention all of the different interviews that Kishimoto has done where he explicitly states that Sasuke and Sakura are a couple, while also pointing out some physical similarities between Sakura and Sarada. One could interpret this as him trying to mask that Sarada is actually Karin's, but for all of the big media he's been involved in, I don't see him lying about something like that (especially since it's all so trivial in the end).
Next, look at Sarada's physical features. Her facial characteristics are actually extremely similar to Sakura's, more so than they are for Karin's. Without the glasses, there is nothing that even looks remotely similar between the two. When it comes to the glasses issue, the theory that Sarada doesn't have her real eyes are a very good one. This doesn't mean she has Sasuke's eyes, but just something similar along those lines. Also, when it comes to the entire genetics of the situation, poor eyesight is not always the case from a parent to an offspring. It is entirely possible for it to skip several generations before making a reappearance. For all we know, Sakura's parents or grandparents could have had glasses.
Finally, let's consider what this would do to the characters of both Sasuke and Sakura. Sasuke is already getting a lot of sh!t for not being a part of Sarada's life, but it would be so much worse if he just pawned his kid off to a girl he knows loves him. That would be the ultimate d!ck move of the century. However, Sakura's character would look even worse than it already is. Imagine finding out that she is willingly raising Sasuke and Karin's child- I would immediately lose all respect for her. There is absolutely no reason why she should raise a kid that isn't hers. Not only this, but if Sarada is not her child, then that also may mean that she and Sasuke are not married. This makes her look even more pathetic, as she is calling herself Sasuke's wife and wearing the Uchiha family crest on her back. It just would basically just look both of their characters look bad. That is the main concern.
Still against Kakashi susano'o which he acquired via wireless transfer but it was epic not gonna lie, whihc further supports my theory that Obito would have been unstoppable. With an EMS invincible even.
Wish Kishi would do Sakura's character justice but she's worthless. Such a shame that he didn't just kill her. What a waste that he ended up being with Sakura and having a child, it would have been better with Karin. I don't necessarily care about pairings but it would have been cool to see an Uchiha - Uzumaki descendant, a lot of potential, could even become Sage Of Six Paths tier. As for Naruto's children, I want the other child to become something along the lines of a nin with Gentle fist and Byakugan while also having Ninjutsu and sealing jutsus.
Pitty he won't do anything with Orochimaru's character, still against him turning over a new leaf. It would have been cool to have him take Madara's body and finally have the sharingan. Madara's death was painful.
Sasuke and Naruto fight was short, it was rushed. KIshi probably just made the revolution thing up just for them to fight. They tried to so hard to make it like Hashirama vs Madara, kind of lame just like Naruto in Road to Ninja when they tried so hard to make him be like his dad instead of being unique. The anime will do it justice though. I would have preferred if the Kaguya fight was quick and this fight be long. It seems they keep their power ups, would have been better if it was temporary just like Kakashi's case. Plus Hagoromo is gone so how does that make any sense. I still don't get why Sasuke has a unique Rinnegan and of course it had to better. I'm beating a dead horse, so much for "hard work". I don't get what was the point of them losing their arms.
Kakashi quiting just felt so forced just to have Naruto become Hokage, I've said it before and will say it again, Naruto is not Hokage material, Sasuke is more than Naruto. Shikamaru would have been better. I'm on the fence regarding him losing the sharingan, on one hand it gives a new start, no more being held back by it and the guilt, on another hand it is a shame that Obito eyes are wasted. He won't use the Raikiri now and probably stick with the rasengan for now since he can't use it w/o the dojutsu. He probably also lost a lot of jutsus including the 1000 he copied but this is speculation, but it would be cool to see him now, he can work on improving on opening more gates nd such.
Anko becoming fat did not expect that, makes me cringe to say the least, she was one of my favorite kunoichi. Boruto is just Naruto 3.0. I don't get how Ohnoki is still alive.
There, this will most likely be my last contributions, Naruto is over I dont think they can do anything to regain my interest, don't care for the Last, I read Naruto Gaiden the 7th Hokage and it's meh but it could turn to something awesome if done right, lot of potential. The anime will probably go on until Storm 4's release I think. Even managed to keep this pretty positive. Can't wait for the Japanese episodes. I will say this imo some of the new info in the new databook is complete bollocks.
Yeah, everyone is still against Kakashi's BS PS. But I really can't deny that the Kamui Shuriken was bad ass. Though that was the only good part about the entire situation. Other than that, I really don't know why he had it. The only other purpose was to save Sakura, but he didn't need a PS to do that. He could have just warped her to the other dimension. But that said, how would you have felt if Kakashi instead developed a basic Susanoo instead, with it being either the ribcage or the incomplete form of Susanoo? If that happened, I wouldn't have had any complaints. The only issue I had was that it was such an advanced form that it didn't make any sense how Kakashi could immediately use it at the drop of a hat.
You have to admit that the one panel of Sasuke "stabbing" Sakura in #693 is one of the best things Kishimoto has ever drawn. But yeah, Sakura still loving Sasuke even after his quest for revolution is beyond me. Though at the same time, this could be said for most of the pairings in Naruto. The only one that I truly believe is a healthy relationship is Shikamaru and Temari's- all the others are complete garbage. But I don't read Naruto for romantic BS, so I don't really care one way or the other. But back on point, I still prefer Sasuke and Sakura being together as opposed to Karin. Believe it or not, Sasuke's relationship with Karin was even more dysfunctional than the one he had with Sakura, and that's saying a lot.
It was confirmed that Orochimaru, as well as Taka, will be appearing in the miniseries. Based on how things are going, I predict Orochimaru may actually pose a serious threat as the major antagonist of this miniseries. If anything, that is my biggest reason for reading it- I just want to see what became of his character. Hopefully something much more interesting than him turning over a new leaf.
I personally loved the fight- it's one of my favorites, if not my overall favorite battle (that will only be determined after how the anime adapts it), for many different reasons. There's a lot to say, but I don't feel like going into it now. If you want to know why, just ask and I'll explain. If anything, the one major problem I had was that it was too short, but that is definitely something that will be handled better in the anime, as it will undoubtedly be extended. I think the idea of Sasuke's revolution had been brimming for awhile, as he was hinting towards this all the way since his appearance on the main battlefield. Did you not like the ending with them losing their arms? If anything, that was one of my favorite parts- the perfect ending to the battle. In the long run, I suppose it was just there for shock value, but it still worked very well. But I do have an explanation for why them losing their arms worked very well for the ending. It's a long one that I also don't want to explain too thoroughly right now, but here's the short version- basically, this was just a way of symbolizing that Naruto and Sasuke have finally come to terms with each other, with them literally becoming blood brothers. It was a clever twist on them doing the Sign of Recollection, which was driven home in the two page spread of #699 with the two statues also making the sign. Just be glad that this is what we got- Kishimoto's original idea was to make it so they were holding hands. Don't you think this was a much better outcome?
Well, just remember that while Kakashi was only Hokage for about half a chapter for us, he was the Sixth Hokage for probably close to a decade in the Narutoverse. It's just something we never saw that was expanded in The Last, the Naruto Hiden novels, and will most likely be expanded upon in the anime (you know they're going to milk this dry). Like you, I'm also on the fence about Kakashi's Sharingan. On one hand, it allows him to shine as a shinobi without depending on the Uchiha dojutsu. However on the other, not only can he not use copy techniques (which became his moniker) or use Kamui, but he also can no longer use Raikiri, as the Sharingan was a prerequisite to using the technique. So without it, Kakashi has lost so many of his signature abilities. It really makes me question whether or not he was Kage material at the time.
At the end of the War, I agree that Naruto was not yet ready to become the Hokage. But after a ten year timeskip, I completely believe he is qualified for the job. Not only is he the most powerful person living in the world, but he has also matured very much to the point where he can actually handle the requirements for the Hokage. This was demonstrated several times in #700 and #701.
Yeah, Ohnoki is like 112. He must be praying to Jashin...
You say that now, but you'll turn up again in a few months. You have this habit of disappearing and reappearing at random times. I'm pretty positive we'll talk again in the future. Until then, take care and thanks for all your contributions! :D
Ribcage would have been completely fine, it kind of downplays Madara and Sasuke him having a PS right off the bat. Yeah I agree with your observation about Temari and Shikamaru and the Sakura panel.
Never thought about it that way, your explanation makes sense and he did finally acknowledge Naruto some good character development there.
Now I'm even more curious Orochimaru is the one that got me into the series so can't wait.
Yeah you have a point , I'm interested in seeing Sarada's development and Sasuke did mention in Part I that his ambitions were killing Itachi and restore the Uchiha Clan how will he do it, maybe that's what his mission is and why he left and still hasn't come back for many years lol.
That was my main problem with it. The only person who should have been using PS at this time would be Sasuke. Now, if Kakashi kept his Mangekyo and developed a PS over many years, I still would have called BS, but it would have been a lot easier to swallow.
That's why #698 was not only my favorite chapter of last year, but also one of my favorite chapters of the series as a whole. Not only did we finally get to see Sasuke's true feelings, but this was ultimately the conclusion of their conflict that we had been following for over a decade. Their final clash and the ending were also great points that put this chapter on a pedestal.
That was something I had been considering, though I doubt it. Despite what everyone says, I do think there is something deep down inside Sasuke where he actually feels some type of affection towards Sakura. I'm just waiting for that to be revealed so I can say "I told you so" to a few people.
Alright, here you go. Like I said, this is kind of the short version- I have a lot more I am saving for the real discussion this summer. It may turn into rambling, but this is just what I have to say for now.
Sasuke is one of the more complex characters in the series, despite what some may think. Not only that, but he is also one of the characters who has one of the more tragic backgrounds- even more than Naruto (the only one who I can think of who may rival this is Kakashi). Not only is his story within the story extremely compelling, but there are many other attributes of Sasuke that make him what I consider to be the best character in the series.
Sasuke was born into what was thought as one of the more prestigious clans in Konoha (though unbeknownst to Sasuke and many other Konohagakure citizens, the Uchiha were actually ostracized by the government of the village). Sasuke was also the next reincarnate of Indra Otsutsuki, the son of the Sage of the Six Paths and brother of Asura Otsutsuki. Sasuke grew up in his older brother, Itachi’s, shadow, and constantly wanted to be acknowledged by his father, which ultimately led to him training very hard. Despite his jealousy, Sasuke deeply admired Itachi more than anyone else. One fateful night when Sasuke was eight years old, Itachi massacred the Uchiha Clans on the order of the Konoha Village elders in order to prevent a coup by the Uchiha. Because of his affection for his younger brother, Itachi left Sasuke alive and manipulated Sasuke into believing his older brother was a mass murderer. Before abandoning Konoha and joining Akatsuki, Itachi left Sasuke with a few choice words that resulted in Sasuke deciding to become an avenger and dedicate his life to killing his older brother. Because of this, Sasuke became isolated and blocked out everyone else from entering his life. The only one Sasuke was able to relate to was Naruto Uzumaki, a fellow companion of loneliness who was ostracized by the village due to his status as a Jinchuriki and who also happened to be Asura’s reincarnate. Though Sasuke desperately wanted to engage Naruto, he decided against it, as he believed it was a sign of weakness that would keep him from accomplishing his goals.
After graduating the Ninja Academy about four years later, Sasuke was put on Team 7 with Naruto and Sakura Haruno (who had a large crush on Sasuke that later blossomed into unrequited love) and under guidance of Kakashi Hatake. He completed many missions with Team 7, and even entered the Chunin Exams. During the exams, he was approached by a rogue Konoha shinobi known as Orochimaru, who offered Sasuke divine power in exchange for becoming his next vessel, as he desperately wanted to acquire the Sharingan. Though Sasuke resisted the temptation for a large amount of time, his conviction was tested when he met with Itachi once again, who was in the process of trying to capture Naruto for the Akatsuki, who wanted to acquire the Nine- Tailed Beast known as Kurama that rested within Naruto. After losing in battle to Itachi, and combined with his jealousy of Naruto’s rapid growth, Sasuke finally realized that he wasn’t as powerful as he wanted to be and abandoned Konohagakure in order to approach Orochimaru. Sakura attempted to stop him, but he easily neutralized her. Naruto eventually caught up to him and tried to convince him to return to the village, though to no avail. The two engaged in battle at the Valley of the End, which ultimately resulted in Sasuke’s victory, as he pressed onto Orochimaru’s.
Two years later, Sasuke had become extremely strong, surpassing many of his comrades and even his former master. At some point, he has a run in with the revived Team 7, though he easily manages to overpower each of them. Deciding he had learned all he could, Sasuke turned on Orochimaru and defeated him in combat, absorbing the remnants within himself. He then organized his own team of specialized shinobi known as Hebi, with the sole purpose of tracking down and killing Itachi. After many trials and tribulations, Sasuke finally met with Itachi in the Uchiha Clan Hideout, where they engaged in their final duel. Itachi managed to push Sasuke to the limit, to the point where he managed to remove all of Orochimaru’s influence from his younger brother. At the end, Itachi succumbed to an unknown illness, dying in front of Sasuke. After the battle, Sasuke was collected by Obito Uchiha, who went under the guise of “Madara Uchiha” and “Tobi.” Obito revealed the truth of the Uchiha Clan Massacre (that being that it was Konoha who organized the genocide, not Itachi himself), and also his older brother’s deep affection for Sasuke. The experience was so traumatizing that it leads to Sasuke awakening his own Mangekyo Sharingan. After reflecting on past experiences with his brother, he realizes that Obito’s words are the truth, and he establishes his new goal: destroy Konohagakure.
Renaming his team from Hebi to Taka, Sasuke allies with the Akatsuki in order to help achieve his goal. Following Obito’s orders, Sasuke battle Killer Bee, the Eight-Tails Jinchuriki, and supposedly captures the Tailed Beast. Unbeknownst to Sasuke, Killer Bee substituted himself and escaped. After healing from the battle, Sasuke and Taka converge to Konoha, only to be informed that the Akatsuki’s leader, Pain, has already destroyed the village and that Naruto defeated him. Upon learning that Danzo (the man primarily responsible for concocting the Uchiha Clan Massacre) has been named the Sixth Hokage, Sasuke and Taka make their way towards Danzo. Ambushing the Five Kage Summit and battling several of the Kage and their bodyguards, Sasuke is officially announced a terrorist and enemy of the state. Danzo escapes the attack, but Obito later delivers Sasuke to him, where the two battle, resulting in Sasuke’s victory. As he begins to depart, he reunites with Naruto, Sakura, and Kakashi, where he engages them in a short battle before being interrupted by Obito. Before they depart, Naruto promises to fight Sasuke once again to finally end their conflict. Upon returning to Obito’s hideout, Sasuke requests Itachi’s eyes, as his own Mangekyo have started to go blind from overusing them.
Amidst the Fourth Shinobi World War that Obito declared to accomplish his dream of the Infinite Tsukuyomi, Sasuke awakens his Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan. Killing Akatsuki member White Zetsu, Sasuke makes his way towards the battlefield, intent on defeating Naruto once and for all. Along his journey, Sasuke meets the reanimated Itachi Uchiha, who Kabuto Yakushi has revived to become a soldier in Obito’s war (though Itachi managed to escape from his control). The two eventually come upon Kabuto, who Itachi is determined to defeat in order to end the Edo Tensei, the technique responsible for reviving all the dead shinobi. The two brothers work together, and manage to defeat Kabuto. Before departing back to the afterlife, Itachi imparts his final words to Sasuke, revealing the truth of the Uchiha and the fact that he has and will always love his younger brother. Sasuke’s meeting with Itachi leaves him in a confused state, and leaves him questioning his motives about Konoha’s destruction. Realizing that he must talk to someone with more experience, Sasuke revives Orochimaru, who then in turn revives the Four previous Hokage via the Edo Tensei. Sasuke asks the First Hokage, Hashirama Senju (who also happens to be Asura’s previous reincarnate), what are shinobi, and states that his answer will determine Sasuke’s decision about how to proceed. After Hashirama’s tale of Konoha’s founding, Sasuke makes his choice- he decides to join the Allies in fighting against Obito, as he doesn’t want Itachi’s sacrifice to be in vain.
Sasuke and the Four Hokages arrive to the battlefield, where Sasuke is reunited with Team 7 and his other former comrades. Ambiguously declaring that he wants to become Hokage, Sasuke joins his comrades in battling the Ten-Tails. Sasuke later teams up with Naruto as they battle Obito, who has become the Ten-Tails Jinchuriki. After Obito’s defeat, they are left with the task of defeating the revived Madara Uchiha, the former leader of the Uchiha Clan and previous reincarnate of Indra. Over the course of the battle, both Sasuke and Naruto are left on the verge of death. In a near-death state, Sasuke and Naruto meet with Hagoromo Otsutsuki, the Sage of the Six Paths. After a conversation with them, Hagoromo gives the two godly powers, resulting in Sasuke awakening the Rinnegan.
The two confront Madara Uchiha, the new Ten-Tails Jinchuriki. The battle ultimately ends in Madara’s favor, as he manages to activate the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Due to Sasuke’s Rinnegan, he, Team 7, and the redeemed Obito are the only ones who survive the ultimate genjutsu. Madara is betrayed by Black Zetsu, which results in Hagoromo’s mother, Kaguya Otsutsuki and the origin of all chakra, being revived. Sasuke and Team 7 engage in a gruelling battle against the Rabbit Goddess, which grants an extremely difficult challenge and results in Obito’s death. Finally, Sasuke and Naruto manage to defeat Kaguya with the ultimate sealing technique that was granted to them by Hagoromo.
After the battle with Kaguya, Sasuke revealed his true intentions- his plan of executing the five Kage and starting a revolution. He deems this as the necessary method of reforming the shinobi world, stating he will look over it as the leader of the world. With Naruto unable to allow Sasuke to complete his plan, the two returned to the Valley of the End in order to settle all their issues. After an epic battle that lasted nearly an entire day, it ended with the valley being completely destroyed and the two opponents losing their dominant arms. Unable to fight, the two talked to each other about their friendship, which ultimately resulted in Sasuke remembering all of his previous childhood feelings about Naruto. Realizing that he could entrust in Naruto, Sasuke admitted defeat and the two became friends once more.
Following the battle, Sasuke and Naruto ended the Infinite Tsukuyomi, saving everyone who was trapped and becoming the heroes of the world. Sasuke was pardoned of all his crimes, and decided to travel around the world as a wandering vagabond, determined to see the world in a new light. Over ten years later, Sasuke returned to the village and married Sakura Haruno, his former teammate. The two had a daughter, Sarada Uchiha, effectively continuing on the Uchiha legacy. Though it is unclear what exactly Sasuke’s role is with the village, he is on good terms with Konohagakure, the shinobi world, and Naruto- his best friend.
There is the full history of Sasuke Uchiha, condensed into a few long paragraphs. Personally, I feel like that is enough to answer your question of who exactly Sasuke is. Coming this summer, I intend to talk a lot more about why I believe Sasuke is the best character in the series. Besides from many of the ideas present above, I will also cover the following in that discussion:
Examining more of Sasuke’s history, and how it reflected on his character growth.
Examining Sasuke’s personality, behaviors, and interactions.
Examining Sasuke’s relationships with select characters.
Analysing Sasuke’s complex mentality (particuarly the fact that he can be seen as a “flip-flop” character).
All of Sasuke’s different techniques/Sasuke’s fighting style.
Many of Sasuke’s different battles (if you didn’t know before, I think Sasuke has the best fights of the series out of any other characters).
If there’s anything here I listed here that you want to know a little bit more about now, let me know and I’ll be happy to give you a tidbit of what I plan to say.
i just read your massage because i'll go ina vacation with the family in a palce name 'Simla' that why i dont make it. well it's awesome, and i have some quary in it but i like to wait for your main dicussion on sasuke....
Sasuke's character matches Hiei's character from Yu Yu Hakusho series, Kishimoto might have got some inspiration from him and he wanted rivalry just like Goku and Vegeta from DBZ. Sasuke is cool headed unlike Vegeta and that's what unique about him.
You could be doing that if you are looking for something to do. Just one or two episodes a day isn't a big deal man, and I suspect you'll get hooked as soon as you start. There is 153 episodes in Dragon Ball, 276 episodes in Dragon Ball Z, and 64 episodes in Dragon Ball GT. There also is a string of movies that are still coming out, the series has always been popular and is still surging even today, despite the series having ended years ago. It was the inspiration for Yu Yu Hakusho, Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece. Naruto also has elements of Yu Yu Hakusho as well, even some of the characters are named after the characters in Yu Yu Hakusho and Dragon Ball.
Like I said, start off with Dragon Ball, it's the OG series of the three, it's like the original Naruto. Dragon Ball Z is the sequel, the Naruto Shippuden of Dragon Ball.
You will also notice that the ages of Goku and Naruto mirror each other at certain points. Goku starts off as 12 and turns 13, there is a timeskip where he comes back as 16, and then Dragon Ball ends with him at 19. Dragon Ball Z records his life after that, and he starts off at 24.