Most of our earlier Naruto-based comparisons involved male characters because they’re the dominant group in Masashi Kishimoto’s franchise. But, it’s a fact that Naruto has a lot of interesting female characters as well. Two of them are Sakura and Hinata. So, which Naruto heroine is the stronger one, Sakura or Hinata?
Sakura would be able to defeat Hinata in a fight. Although the two of them are similar on many levels, Sakura has more fighting experience and is a better fighter than Hinata overall. Hinata does have the Byakugan and her Chakra is more powerful, but if it would come down to a direct fight, Sakura’s experience would be invaluable and would bring her victory.
The rest of this article will further elaborate on the above-given answer, as we are going to compare Sakura Haruno and Hinata Hyuga in more detail. Through several categories, you are going to see who the stronger of the two is and why our answer is like it is, i.e., why Sakura would ultimately be able to defeat Hinata in a direct fight, despite the fact that the two of them are very, very similar.
Sakura Haruno is a kunoichi from the Leaf Village. She is promoted to Genin, she is assigned to Team Kakashi along with Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha. Very soon, however, she will realize that she is unprepared for the life of a ninja and the risks it entails. In fact, during the fights, Sakura always ended up hiding behind her from her teammates, and Naruto and Sasuke risked everything to protect her.
When Sasuke is about to leave the village, Sakura tries to stop him by confessing her love for her, but the boy thanks her and hits her, putting her to sleep. Since then, Sakura’s only goal has been to bring Sasuke home.
Hinata Hyuga is the eldest daughter of Hiashi Hyuga and heir to the main house of Clan Hyuga. Hinata is a ninja from the Leaf Village. She is part of Team 8, led by Kurenai Yuhi, and is teamed with Kiba Inuzuka and Shino Aburame. She is a member and heir of the main house of Clan Hyuga, and is the daughter of Hiashi Hyuga, sister of Hanabi Hyuga, niece of Hizashi Hyuga and cousin of Neji Hyuga. She later becomes Naruto’s wife.
In terms of the overall importance of the story and the plot, Sakura is definitely more important than Hinata. Hinata has a very important role, especially through her connection to Naruto, but Sakura is certainly the more important of the two.
Points: Sakura 1, Hinata 0
Chakra and Physical Powers
Sakura notices her excellent Chakra control in the Land of Waves mission while practicing with her team and as such, she has the ability to use her jutsus without spending as much Chakra. Although this was not very well used by Sakura, it was of great help in the second part because thanks to this she had great growth as a Kunoichi.
She quickly learns Medical Ninjutsu with Tsunade, the legendary Sannin, and thanks to her chakra control she is assigned the task of sealing the Sanbi. She also learned to use her chakra and mix it with different weapons to increase her strength.
After the Chūnin Exams, Hinata became much stronger as she trained to hone her Gentle Fist by taking advantage of her excellent chakra control. This formation manifested itself during the anime Bikochu Saga, where he demonstrated a protection jutsu that allowed him to fend off any attack, called Protection: Eight Trigrams Sixty Four Palms.
With this, Hinata emits streams of Chakra from his palm to create extremely sharp blades, which can be used to hit any target in his field of vision. Due to the speed at which these blades move, the amount of control he has over them, their natural flexibility, his ability to manipulate his size and strength, Hinata can use this technique to attack and defend himself. weather. In the second part, Hinata achieved even greater Chakra control than some of her classmates.
And while both have excellent control of their Chakra and while both of them are very quick learners, Hinata’s overall power in this category seems to be much greater and far more practical than Sakura’s, which is why she wins this point.
Points: Sakura 1, Hinata 1
Another of Sakura’s great skills is Ninjutsu, in which she has shown great talent, since the Ninja Academy she was and is very good at techniques such as the Transformation Jutsu, during the chunin exams, Sakura used the Jutsu: Body replacement on Zaku and thus managed to surprise him and attack him by surprise.
Also in her battle against Ino Yamanaka, Sakura used the Replica Jutsu on Ino and sent Chakra to her feet to increase her speed and hit her, preventing her from deciphering which is the real Sakura and which are the clones. her. This was also of great help to Sakura in the second part to be able to use the Medical Ninjutsu, Recovering Palm.
Hinata is able to control and channel the Chakra correctly by combining it with the ability of her eye, in order to treat and heal the wounds of her companions. Throughout the series, Hinata used to always have a healing ointment with which she healed some wounds or provided them to her companions, although it is not known if it was created by her, so it is unknown if she has knowledge in medical techniques in the second part.
In the anime, she was able to help the injured villagers due to the clone of the Kyubi created by Kabuto using her Mystic Palm, although it is not mentioned in the manga if she is a medical Ninja or possesses healing abilities.
Both Sakura and Hinata are great Ninjutsu users and it was extremely difficult to discern between the two, which is why we divided the points between them.
Points: Sakura 2, Hinata 2
Sakura originally defends herself through her intelligence, as can be seen from her grades being high during her stay at the Ninja Academy. Sakura has a keen talent for observation and analysis which she uses to overcome most deceptions. Furthermore, in the first phase of the Chūnin Exams, Sakura was able to answer all the questions on the written exam very quickly.
Sakura could also set traps if an enemy tried to attack her. However, Sakura’s focus on her studies at the academy was greatly affected by her physical performance. Her poor combat skills and her stamina prevented her from being helpful during the battles in the early part of the series.
Although not often shown in the series, Hinata is shown to have good intelligence, as she was able to answer most of the questions on the written portion of the Chūnin Exams without the need to cheat. She was sure enough of her answers that she wanted Naruto to copy them. In the second part, she also demonstrated her intelligence and analysis of the enemy.
In the anime, after her fight against Nurari she advised Shino about Nurari’s abilities and weaknesses thanks to this Shino was able to defeat him. She also displayed very quick reasoning in her fight against Guren, as she managed to create a thin layer of Chakra all over her body before limiting the Guren technique.
We have to give this point to Sakura, simply because her brilliant mind is significantly above average, which gives her the edge over Hinata in this last category.
Points: Saura 3, Hinata 2
Sakura Haruno Vs. Hinata Hyuga: Who Wins?
This was a difficult comparison, as you might have noticed yourselves. Sakura and Hinata are very similar and they are both on a very similar level when their powers are concerned. Now, Sakura has been named as the main girl in Naruto, but Hinata has proven to be both important and powerful as well.
Ultimately, we had to go with Sakura in this comparison, but it was a very close one. Sakura is more important, she has more experience in battle and is better when tactics are concerned, although Hinata is a more powerful Chakra user. Their Ninjutsu skills are somewhat similar and although Hinata has the Byakugan at her disposition, we still think that Sakura could master her in a battle.
This, of course, doesn’t speak much about the two and their overall development, but when it comes to fighting – Sakura would beat Hinata in our opinion.