15Sasuke Didn’t Exist In The Original Conception Of Naruto

When the creator of Naruto, Masashi Kishimoto, initially conceptualized the series, he didn’t have Sasuke Uchiha penned into the early draft. In fact, Sasuke didn’t exist in the world of Naruto until Kishimoto’s editor suggested that the wielder and friend of the nine-tailed fox needed a rival to compete with.

After receiving

the advice, Kishimoto created Sasuke by taking ideas from an old manga and anime character named Sasuke Sarutobi. This character is known as a legendary ninja who has monkey-like agility and has the ability to conjure lightning jutsu. Additionally, like the Sasuke we know today, Sasuke Sarutobi also battles with a sword.

Aside from the similarities in fighting styles, Sasuke Sarutobi also has a companion in his manga/animated series and, ironically, her name is Sakura.

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