No, Sasuke Never Died in ‘Naruto’ – Here’s 6 Times He Almost Did

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Death in anime is pretty common, including in Naruto. The series presented us with many sad deaths, some of which were “reversed” by special jutsu, at least in Kakashi’s case during Pain’s assault on Konohagakure. When it comes to Uchiha Sasuke, from his youngest days, he endured and lived through many tragedies and was directly affected by other people’s wrongdoings. Because of a tough childhood, Sasuke spent 90 percent of the series in conflict, but does he die in Naruto? Let’s find out!

  • Article Breakdown:
  • Sasuke doesn’t die in Naruto and is shown alive in the epilogue and Boruto series.
  • Despite being in many epic battles, Sasuke never outrightly died, but he was close to death multiple times in the series.
  • From his clan’s massacre and fight with his brother to a battle with Deidara and the Fourth Shinobi World War, Sasuke managed to survive.
  • One death scare in the Fourth Shinobi World War was when Madara pierced Sasuke with his sword, but the Uchiha barely survived. 

Sasuke’s important battles in Naruto

Sasuke’s character has already been explained on this website many times before, so we will spend less time on it. We will say that Sasuke is a traumatized individual that never caught a break since he was a young boy. The Uchiha massacre was only the start for Sasuke, and knowing that his own brother Itachi, did the deed was too much for a young boy whose life had just started. 

Sasuke was a sensible and happy child before the tragic event, but Sasuke was never the same after the Massacre. He isolated himself and started the Academy to finish it and become the best shinobi to eventually kill Itachi. Of course, that didn’t go exactly the way he wanted – Sasuke’s progress as shinobi didn’t go as fast as he wanted it to.

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Encounter with Zabuza and Haku in Part One of Naruto leaves a huge impression on Sasuke

The first big mission with Team Seven ended with the group fighting against the Demon of the Hidden Mist, the notorious missing-nin Zabuza Momochi, and his apprentice Haku. 

The Kiri duo almost killed the Team, specifically Sasuke, who nearly died if it wasn’t for Naruto and his Nine-Tailed Beast Chakra Mode. Knowing that an untalented ninja like Naruto could be stronger than him discouraged Sasuke, and he started thinking about other and faster ways of nourishing his skills as shinobi.

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Itachi’s arrival in Konoha and Sound Four attacking Konohagakure convinced Sasuke he needed to leave

Sasuke almost died when the Sound Four with Orochimaru infiltrated Konohagakure. Orochimaru easily beat young Uchiha and marked him with his Cursed Seal, making Sasuke his vessel. Sasuke was devastated by his “weak state.” Still, when Itachi found his younger brother in the hospital and easily overpowered him, that moment was the straw that broke the camel’s back – Sasuke would leave the village and become Orochimaru’s student.

Fight against Deidara, and Killer B almost killed Sasuke

Despite Sasuke being one of the most talented shinobi in the world, he almost died quite a few times in the Naruto series. Fights against Deidara and Killer B were the hardest for him, and if it wasn’t for Karin and her healing prowess, Sasuke would probably be dead. 

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Fight against Deidara was extremely hard for Sasuke, a member of Akatsuki who was extremely skillful with his explosive clay jutsu. The last-ditch attempt of Deidara ended up with his sacrificing himself and detonating his strongest jutsu and bomb that destroys anything in a ten-kilometer radius. 

The next big fight happened with Itachi, and the Fated Battle Between Brothers story arc is still one of the most anticipated storylines of the Naruto series. Sasuke barely survives this fight, with the burden of Orochimaru’s Cursed Seal attached to him and his brother being really strong. However, Itachi succumbs to mysterious circumstances, but not before telling Sasuke he is sorry for everything. Fighting with Itachi turned Sasuke’s life around even more, but not in the way his brother wanted him to – Tobi got to younger Uchiha first.

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Fighting against Danzo showcased Sasuke as a true villain of the Naruto series

During the Five Kage Summit story arc, we got one of the most satisfying and exciting fights in Naruto – Sasuke against Danzo. Sasuke discovered the skewed truth about what happened to his clan and Itachi and decided to kill the culprit behind everything – Danzo Shimura.

Of course, the leader of the Root has “tricks up his sleeve” (literally) and decides to use multiple Sharingans he harvested from dead Uchihas to kill Uchiha with them. Moreover, he wants Sasuke’s eye for his collection. The fight is filled with dirty tricks and unnecessary violence against innocent people (Karin and Sakura), and it truly shows how people can be consumed by evil.

Fourth Shinobi World War was a major conflict where Sasuke’s encounter with death was the closest

The whole Fourth Shinobi World War was filled with violence and despair. It revealed that Obito Uchiha is alive and was manipulated by Madara for years for the ultimate goal – to rule the Ninja World. Specifically, an awakening of Ten-Tails and control it to destroy everything. Sasuke leaves his plans to the side to help the Allied Shinobi Forces after talking with Edo-Tensei Itachi. The Naruto manga paralleled Sasuke and Naruto’s fights between chapters 660 and 663 when the duo suffered major injuries to Madara and Ten-Tails, respectively.

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Sasuke was on the verge of death after being stabbed by Madara. Still, Kabuto arrived at the last second and used his advanced medical jutsu combined with Hashirama Cells to save Sasuke. The young Uchiha barely survived, and during that time, Sakura and Obito managed to keep Naruto alive, which led to Naruto and Sasuke receiving a Sage of Six Paths chakra from Hagoromo.

Of course, the Sage of Six Paths Chakra revigorated and gave powers to Naruto and Sasuke, which steered the fight of the Fourth Shinobi World in Allied Shinobi Forces way.

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Finally, the fated fight in the Valley of the End

The fated fight between former teammates was epic and long-awaited. Remember the part when Sasuke put his plans aside to help the Allied Shinobi Forces? Well, after defeating Kaguya, Sasuke decides to continue his mission of destroying Hidden Villages, Kages, and Tailed Beasts. In his opinion, these three factors are responsible for everything evil in Ninja World, and abolishing Hidden Villages, their leaders, and Tailed Beasts will fix the Shinobi World.

Of course, that’s a badly interpreted goal of Itachi, who always put his village and the world’s peace first. Naruto being Naruto, doesn’t want to give up on his friend and decides to try to make Sasuke reasonable one last time. Specifically, Naruto intends to show Sasuke that the circle of violence and despair will never end if they solve problems that way.

After a few lost limbs, battered bodies, and crying, Sakura, Naruto, and Sasuke reconcile, and the latter finally returns to Konohagakure.

Does Sasuke Die in Naruto?

In conclusion, Uchiha Sasuke never died in the Naruto series despite very close encounters with death. His fights were the bloodiest of the series but never resulted in Sasuke dying like his mentor Kakashi did in the battle against Pain.

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In the Boruto series, Sasuke and Naruto fight much stronger opponents in the Ōtsutsuki Clan. Both almost die in battles with Isshiki and Momoshiki. Their weakened states open up many possibilities of what will happen to the two most popular characters of the Naruto Universe. Still, we won’t exclude that option, knowing that “showrunners will finally explain that” scene in Boruto – grown-up Kawaki and Boruto fighting on the ruins of Konohagakure. Have something to add? Let us know in the comments below!

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