Naruto: Sasuke’s Story

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story

Naruto is a series occupying a special place in every anime fan’s heart. For most, it was their first ever anime and they loved everything about it. The story told in the Naruto series is centred around Team 7 of the Village Hidden in the Leaves “Konohagakure”. As such the main characters are Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, Sakura Haruno and Kakashi Hatake. While Naruto himself remains the favourite character for most fans, it is undeniable that Sasuke does not fall behind in popularity. He is considered Naruto’s opposite but also the other side of the same coin, the two are Yin and Yang. They are so similar yet so different.

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story

Sasuke Uchiha is the last surviving pure blood member of the Uchiha clan hailing from Konoha. Following the incident of the Uchiha massacre in his early childhood, at the hands of his older brother Itachi Uchiha, young Sasuke made it his one goal in life to extract revenge from his once beloved brother. Determined to get stronger, amidst the heart wrenching loneliness, he trained hard day and night as a Ninja for this purpose. Being a naturally skilled prodigy with a very powerful blood-line trait, the Sharingan of the Uchiha clan, he was the most promising prospect of his generation. He was added to Team 7, under the tutelage of Kakashi and along with his two teammates he seeks to develop his skills more and more. The rivalry and competition he faced through Naruto, a supposed “failure” and “good-for-nothing” underdog contributed greatly to his own growth and character development.

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story

But as time progressed, he felt Naruto was surpassing him and he decided that staying in Konoha would only limit his quest for power. Thus he defects from Konoha, becoming a student of Orochimaru, in order to single mindedly pursue his goal of revenge. Being the dark and mysterious emo of the group from the onset, his obsession with vengeance and his irrational, demanding, violent and lone-wolf actions got him tagged as an International Criminal. At one point, he realizes the painful truth behind his brother’s actions and then proceeds to be a key figure in the Fourth Shinobi World War. At the end of the original Naruto series, he was redeemed by his best friend Naruto and dedicated his life to protect the village and all its people beside Naruto who was now the Hokage. He is currently considered the “Sasaukage” The Supporting Shadow of Konoha and the only Shinobi capable of rivaling Naruto.

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story

Sasuke had been known by multiple titles over the years; Child of the Prophecy, Sasuke of the Sharingan and finally the Sasaukage. Being the second main character, he appears in all forms of media stemming from the Naruto series including the Manga, Anime, OVAs, Novels, Games and Movies. He makes his Manga debut in Chapter #3 of Volume #1 and in the Anime’s Episode 1 itself. His main Japanese voice actor isNoriaki Sugiyama and Nao Toyama voices him in his child and infant years. His main English voice actor is Yuri Lowenthal and Erica Mendez voices him in his infant years. Sasuke is born on July 23rd, making his Zodiac sign Leo.

In Part One of the series he is 12–13 years old and weighs 42.2 kg–43.5 kg and in Part Two he is 16–17 years old weighing 52.2 kg according to official data books. His heights across Part One, Two and the Blank period are 150.8 cm–153.2 cm, 168 cm and 182 cm respectively. His blood type is AB and possesses three Kekkei Genkai (blood-line traits) in total; the Sharingan, the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan and the Rinnegan. Previously classified as a Missing Nin, he is currently the Head of the Uchiha Clan affiliated to Konoha. His previous affiliations include Otogakure (Village Hidden in the Sound), Ryuchi Cave (Dragon Ground Cave) and the Akatsuki. He has been a part of four teams over the years; The Sound Four, Hebi, Taka and Team 7, where he started and ended with. Sasuke never did manage to complete his Chunin Exams (due to disruptions), so he was a Genin through the story until he rose to the level of a Sanin.

 

His Ninja Registration number is 012606 and he graduated from the Ninja Academy at the age of 12. His known family includes his father Fugaku Uchiha, mother Mikoto Uchiha, brother Itachi Uchiha who are all now deceased and his current family including wife Sakura Uchiha (Haruno) and daughter Sarada Uchiha. Being one of the strongest shinobi in the world, he boasts multiple Nature Releases including Fire Release, Earth Release, Wind Release, Water Release and Yin Release. In the anime he is shown to have Lightning Release.

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story

Sasuke’s story can be split into separate arcs in the series, canon to manga. It all starts in the Prologue Arc, which is the first arc “Land of Waves”. Sasuke was put into Team 7 and met Kakashi for the first time. Following the Bell Test, all 3 were accepted by Kakashi as his students, who proved that they value their comrades’ lives over the rules. Sasuke was the first person to decide to break the rules and help Naruto. While on a supposed D rank mission, which in reality was A rank, he noticed Kakashi too possesses a Sharingan not his own and amidst the tough battles that ensued, risked his life to save Naruto, claiming his “body moved on its own”.

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story

The Chunin Exams arc was a very decisive one for Sasuke, as he was pitched against other genin his age and realized his many weaknesses. While in the Forest of Death, he had a fateful encounter with Orochimaru, which changed his entire life from that point on. Orochimaru inflicted a Curse Mark on him, which he later realized allowed him to unleash tremendous amounts of power he didn’t know he had. He managed to control it for the time being and continued training hard under Kakashi. But during the finals, his exam is cut short by the Sound Village’s invasion. He is defeated by Gaara afterwards and notices how Naruto single handedly managed to overwhelm Gaara and save them. Sasuke is then consumed by jealousy, believing that he could not possibly be weaker than Naruto.

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story

In the “Search for Tsunade” arc, he finally ran into Itachi, who seemed to be targeting Naruto and was heavily beaten up by him, ultimately getting trapped in a Genjutsu.

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story

In the “Sasuke Recovery Mission”, Sasuke is at the absolute peak of jealousy about Naruto surpassing him in strength and the fact that he could not even scratch Itachi during their encounter. He resolved to forsake everything for the power to defeat Itachi and is drawn in by Orochimaru’s promise for power. He decided to defect to Konoha with the Sound Four and train under Orochimaru. Desperate to get him back, Naruto and his fellow Genin gave chase, with only Naruto remaining at the end to face Sasuke who had been consumed by the Curse Mark. In a fated battle at the “Valley of the End” Naruto and Sasuke clash at their current full power, Naruto using the Nine Tails’ power and Sasuke using the Curse Mark. The battle ended with a draw and Sasuke is further resolved to keep pursuing power.

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story

Part Two of Naruto starts off with the “Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission” arc. After two and a half years of training under Orochimaru, Sasuke had reached new levels of strength but so had Naruto. When they finally meet again, Sasuke proves how much more determined he was to kill Itachi, even if he had to give up his life in the process. Claiming to have cut off all his ties, he attempts to kill his past teammates but is stopped by Orochimaru.

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story

In the “Itachi Pursuit Mission” arc, Sasuke decided to defect from Orochimaru, finding him to be too similar to Itachi. He opted to kill him before he left, and seemingly does so. He formed a small unit named “Hebi” composed of Orochimaru’s former pawns and set off to kill Itachi once and for all. While in pursuit he ran into another Akatsuki member Deidara and a decisive battle broke out. After a very difficult battle which greatly injured him, Sasuke managed to narrowly survive Deidara’s final suicide attack and went into recovery afterwards. Soon afterwards he headed to a location where he finally met Itachi again.

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story

The “Fated Battle Between Brothers” arc is all about the tragic battle between Sasuke and Itachi. A long and dramatic battle ensued, with each side taking and landing blows. Here Sasuke learned of the Mangekyo Sharingan’s true nature as well as the Susano. At the final phase, Sasuke is left weak and defenceless at the mercy of Itachi. But surprisingly Itachi started coughing up blood, revealing his chronic Tuberculosis. Itachi killed a remnant jutsu of Orochimaru which attempted to take over Sasuke’s body and then after he poked Sasuke on the head, Itachi fell down dead. Sasuke passed out believing he finally avenged his family.

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story

When he woke up, he was confronted by an Akatsuki member named Tobi, who revealed he is Madara Uchiha. He told Sasuke the truth about Itachi, how Itachi killed his whole clan on orders from Konoha leaders all in exchange to spare Sasuke’s life. He revealed to Sasuke how Itachi only wished to protect him, make him stronger and finally allow him to return to Konoha as a hero never learning the truth.

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story

Having realized how much Itachi loved him and sacrificed for him, Sasuke turned his vengeance on Konoha, which made his brother suffer so. He thus joined the Akatsuki and faced off against the Eight Tails.

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story

During the “Five Kage Summit”, Sasuke was already branded an International criminal. He broke into the Summit to find and kill Danzo (the man mainly responsible for Itachi’s suffering) and got into fights with other Kage as well. With Tobi’s assistance, he survived the onslaught and proceeded to face Danzo one on one, finally killing him. This is followed by a fight with Naruto, in which Sasuke had completely lost sense of his former self and had grown close to insanity amidst his pain. He resolved to kill Naruto to prove his point later on and decided to acquire the Eternal Mangekyo.

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story

In the “Fourth Shinobi World War” arc, Sasuke had a fateful encounter with Itachi who had been temporarily brought back with the Impure World Reincarnation technique. Itachi stated how sorrowful he was about the path of carnage Sasuke had chosen and blamed himself for it. The two then faced off against Kabuto, who was the Reincarnation jutsu user and quells him, dispelling Itachi’s temporary reincarnation as well. In his last moments, Itachi stated that he will always love Sasuke no matter what he does and left him with a smile.

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story

Sasuke then acquired newfound resolve to honour Itachi’s wishes and save Konoha, to become the Hokage and change the village for the better. He met up with Orochimaru who had managed to survive and along with Reincarnated Hokage, he entered the battle beside Naruto.

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story

In the “Birth of the Ten-Tails’ Jinchūriki” arc and “Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes” arc, Sasuke fought relentlessly with everything he had to protect the world. Followed by a seemingly endless battle, he and Naruto finally claimed victory and then commenced their final battle against each other. Both at the very peaks of their power, their battle dragged out long until they were both barely standing. In the final attack, Sasuke’s Chidori and Naruto’s Rasengan clashed, costing both of them an arm each. The two finally understood and accepted each other’s feelings and pain, and Sasuke acknowledged why Naruto never gave up on him. Team 7 then returned to Konoha.

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story

Following a time skip, it is revealed that Sasuke married Sakura and the two had a daughter named Sarada. Pardoned from his crimes, he resolved to leave Konoha and wander the world, secretly protecting the village and the world from the outside as the Sasaukage.

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story

Thus ended the long and eventful story of Sasuke Uchiha, who faced the highest and lowest within a short span of his life. In the new series Boruto, he is still shown to be a vigilant protector of the Village as he roams the Shinobi world, culling its many looming threats. Sasuke is shown to be a good teacher and albeit his usual absence, a caring husband and father.

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story

This is the Story of Sasuke Uchiha, an truly iconic and unforgettable character in the Naruto series. His legacy shows no signs of ending, as he and Naruto continue to pull off the impossible, in what may very well be one of the best two-man combos in Anime history!