Will Sakura Haruno Die in Naruto? The show series ran over two decades, which tells the adventures of a young shinobi, Naruto Uzumaki. Masashi Kishimoto created this ninja series, and the manga began serializing on September 21, 1999 and ended on November 10, 2014. Further, an anime adaptation of this manga aired from 2002 to 2017, which is divided into two series. However, the journey of a young shinobi didn’t end with Naruto, as a new series called Boruto: Naruto Next Generation is ongoing. This new series follows the story of Naruto’s son, Boruto Uzumaki.
Sakura is one of the most important characters in Naruto. At first, we saw her as an insecure girl. Then she trained hard to become a strong woman. Throughout the anime, we saw the character’s development. However, many times Sakura also risked her life. Many fans speculated or wanted to know whether she will die or not because, in many anime, the creators kill a lead or a fan-favorite character. But Sakura is alive, as we can see her daughter, Sarada Uchiha, in Boruto: Naruto Next Generation. So, we will talk about the moments when she was close to her death.
Who is Sakura Haruno?
Sakura Haruno is a kunoichi from Konohagakure, the Village Hidden in Leaves. She is from a normal family, born to parents with none of such significance. But Sakura was born with the potential to be a great kunoichi one day. After becoming a genin, she, along with Sasuke Uchiha, and Naruto Uzumaki, formed a three-man squad, Team 7, which was under the supervision of Kakashi Hatake. Furthur, Sakura had a huge crush on her teammate Sasuke for whom she grew her hair long. Meanwhile, the other teammate Naruto had a crush on her.
Since the formation of Team 7, the three genins didn’t have proper teamwork. But as the story continues and after completing several missions together, Sakura and the rest of the members become friends. However, Sasuke goes rogue to seek more power to kill his elder brother. Even Naruto goes out of the village to train so he can be powerful enough to stop Sasuke. Feeling left behind, Sakura also begins training under the Fifth Hokage Tsunade to get strong enough to stand beside her teammates instead of standing behind them. Sakura learns medical ninjutsu and harnessing monstrous strength from Tsunade.
Sakura fought many powerful opponents like Sasori and Kakuzu. She was also an important figure during the Fourth Great Shinobi War. As she was part of the medical team and later during the war, she awakened 100 Healings Mark. She even stood on equal grounds beside her insanely strong teammates. Without her help, Naruto and Sasuke could have never defeated the most terrifying threat, Kaguya Otsutsuki. Throughout the journey, she grew up as a character, from being a stubborn and insecure girl relying on others to protect her to becoming a great kunoichi who can defend herself and support her friends. Eventually, Sakura becomes the head of Konoha’s medical department and even tied the knot with her childhood love, Sasuke. She later gives birth to a genius daughter, Sarada Uchiha. Now she’s not only a great kunoichi but also a great mother and wife.
When was Sakura about to die?
Throughout this series, we have seen Sakura getting into trouble and needing to call someone to protect her. There is no doubt that Sakura is a strong shinobi but not in the same league as his teammates, Naruto and Sasuke. Therefore, many fans hate her but never call her weak, as she might have taken some foolish steps. But she is not useless. She is a very important character in the development of the series. Now let’s take a look at how many times Sakura was near her death.
During the Chunin Exams
Sakura, along with her teammates Naruto and Sasuke, went in for the Chunin Exam. The first stage of the exam is a written exam, followed by a week of survival in the Forest of Death and finally the preliminaries and finals, which are one-on-one combat. After passing the first stage, Team 7 went into the Forest of Death, where they had to protect their Heaven scroll while stealing an Earth scroll. During the Exam, they were attacked by a legendary sanin, Orochimaru, who disguised himself as a genin. But Sasuke and Sakura back off while Naruto attacks. However, after putting in a fight against the sanin, he lost. Later Sasuke fought Orochimaru while Sakura remained hidden. Orochimaru defeated Sasuke too but left him with a curse mark.
After the encounter with a legendary sanin, they faced Team Dosu, who was Orochimaru’s underlings. They were giving Team 7 a hard time, but later Rock Lee saved them, but he lost too. Then one of the enemies tortured Sakura and mocked her hair. However, Team 10 came for their aid. But soon, Sasuke wakes up and uses his curse mark power to break the arms of the person who hurt Sakura. Sakura could have died if not protected by Team 10 or Sasuke.
Hidden Sound Attacks Hidden Leaf
During the final test of the Chunin Exam, Orochimaru and the Hidden Sound Shinobi attacked Konoha. They put most of the people in the stadium under genjutsu. However, Sakura was an expert in breaking in genjutsu, so the hidden sound shinobi forces advanced towards her. However, Kakashi protects her from the enemies and asks her to awaken Naruto and Shikamaru to go after Sasuke, who was chasing Gaara.
Naruto and Sakura arrive at the perfect moment to protect Sasuke from Gaara. However, seeing Sakura’s determination to protect Sasuke, the one-tails’ jinchuriki attacks the young kunoichi and binds her to a tree. Sasuke tries to protect her but was unable to do so. And finally, Naruto saves her from Gaara’s rampage. However, Sakura believed that it was Sasuke who saved her. But after returning to the village, Sasuke clears the misunderstanding and tells her it was Naruto who protected her.
The Hospital’s Roof Incident
After losing to Itachi Uchiha, Sasuke was admitted into the hospital, and Sakura was looking after him. However, the Uchiha kid was angry at himself for being weak and not able to kill his Again, his elder brother. When Naruto came to visit him, Sasuke challenges him in a fight. However, Sakura protests against them, fighting each other. But both Naruto and Sasuke ignore her cries and goes to the hospital’s roof.
On the hospital’s roof, Sasuke prepares his Chidori, whereas Naruto prepares his Rasengan. Sakura fearing the two will end up killing each other, Sakura gets between them. But it was too late, as Sasuke and Naruto were unable to stop their attack and were about to hit Sakura. But Kakashi intervenes and swings them in two different directions. If Kakashi hadn’t appeared, Sakura would have died in Naruto and Sasuke’s fight.
Fighting against the Puppet Master
While protecting Gaara from Akatsuki, Sakura and Lady Chiyo teamed up to fight the greatest puppet master, Sasori, who was a leading member of the evil organization. Sasori attacked his grandmother, Chiyo. However, Sakura protects her and receives a fatal injury. But the Hidden Sand Elder takes advantage of the situation to activate her Jutsu to corner Sasori and also heal Sakura. The young Konoha kunoichi might have died because of the wound and poison. Only because Chiyo was there, Sakura survived.
Naruto nearly killed Sakura
After defeating Sasori, Team 7 gets the information about Kabuto being a spy for the puppet master. They go to Tenchi bridge to meet Kabuto, while Yamato disguised himself as Sasori and the rest of Team 7 hiding. But soon, Orochimaru arrives, and Team 7 realizes that they knew about the trap from the start. Soon Orochimaru taunts Naruto and forces him to turn into Nine-tails.
Naruto, in his Nine-Tails form, starts rampaging and even defeats Orochimaru. However, Naruto lost his senses, and so he can’t differentiate between friend and foe. Eventually, he ends up mortally wounding Sakura, who was trying to calm him down. She survived that attack only because Captain Yamato stopped the attack with wood style whereas, Kabuto healed her to thank her for killing Sasori.
Sasuke nearly killed Sakura twice on the same day
For years Sakura and Naruto were trying to bring Sasuke back after he went rogue. But after knowing the truth about Itachi, Sasuke got darker than before and even joined Akatsuki for a while. During that time, he attacked the five Kage summit and also killed Danzo. Seeing Sasuke’s actions, Sakura plans to kill him herself because of her love for Sasuke. She tries to convince the rogue Uchiha that she’s on her side and then assassinate him. However, Sasuke attacks her first. She only survived that because Kakashi-sensei intervenes.
While Kakashi was fighting against his student, Sakura healed Karin, whom Sasuke stabbed to kill Danzo. After healing Karin, Sakura joins the fight too and again launches a surprise attack on him with a poisonous kunai. However, Sakura fails to bring herself to kill him, and Sasuke was about to again kill Sakura. But this time, Naruto steps in the fight and protects her.
Madara Uchiha could have killed Sakura twice
During the Fourth Great Shinobi War, Sakura, along with Obito and dying Naruto, goes to the Kamui dimension. As Obito plans to transfer Kurama and some other tail-beasts chakra into Naruto, who was actually dying because Kurama was taken away by Black Zetsu. However, Madara Uchiha soon arrives there to steal Kakashi’s Sharingan. He was about to attack them both, but Obito sends Sakura back before that.
After Madara comes back with both of his Rinnegans, Sakura goes ahead to attack Madara. But the legendary Uchiha stabs her with the truth-seeking rods, but she survived that because of her 100-healing Jutsu. But Madara was again going to hit her mortally. Naruto and Sasuke step in and protect her from Madara.
Sakura could have gotten into Infinite Tsukuyomi
When Madara activates his forbidden technique, Infinite Tsukuyomi. The Jutsu instantly trapped the whole world into an infinite loop of dreams. But the jutsu can’t penetrate through Susanoo. Thus, Sasuke rushes to cover Naruto from the Jutsu. Because if Naruto gets trapped, then no one could have stopped Madara’s Infinite Tsukuyomi. Further, Kakashi and Sakura were with Naruto. Thus, Sasuke also saves them from the effects of Infinite Tsukuyomi.
Kaguya threw her into lava
Soon launching the Infinite Tsukuyomi, Kaguya Otsutsuki resurrects from Madara’s body. Black Zetsu further reveals the jutsu was actually meant to awaken the Rabbit Goddess and not to grant some infinite peace. Kaguya being the mother of chakra, had so many powers that she can teleport everyone near her to an alternate dimension.
Kaguya teleports Team 7 and Obito to a world of lava. However, Naruto and Sasuke had their ways of levitating, and so they protected themselves from falling down into the lava. Meanwhile, Kakashi pins Obito to a wall, and he himself ties a scroll to a kunai and uses it as a rope to protect himself, and he further protects Sakura from falling into lava.
Sakura didn’t die in the Naruto series, although she was close to her death on many occasions. She eventually married Sasuke and had a girl, Sarada Uchiha, with him. She is also doing great in the new series Boruto: Naruto Next Generation. Sakura is now the head of Konoha’s Medical Unit and one of the strongest shinobis in the Village.