Saddest Naruto Deaths


The Top Ten

1 Death of Itachi

He died smiling even though there wasn't a light at the end of the tunnel like most Naruto characters had which made it really upsetting for me :(

his death is so unfair... he did averything for the village and his brother and he gave some of his power to naruto and all of his powers of his eyes to sasuke before he dies.. he is so gentle-hearted and sexy.. snif snif snif... klaps..

There are no words to describe how painful his death was. Itachi is a legend forever.

Sasuke forgive me but this is the last time

2 Death of Jiraiya

Most saddest death

I literally was ready to burst into tears, like I'm so sensitive when it came to Jiraiya, Gaara, Asuma, and so much when it came to Itachi, Itachi and Jiraiya, my two favorites just die, if they died together, I would have been filling a pool of tears

Cutting his hand was bad enough then they still drowned him

Jirayia, Asuma and Neji

3 Death of Neji

Of all the people why neji. He was the coolest of all and his death broke my heart really bad. I'll never forget neji and his great heart.

Remember when obits was making an analogy to their current situation and compared it to the hyuga curse mark, well when the alliance made the bird formation it looked like they were cutting the bars to a cage. #freedom

Oh it was so sad protecting hinata and boom it hit him shikamaru and ions perents died too sad to see there kids not to see there grandads huh

So unfair... Sometimes I think that Hinata and Naruto only got married because of this.


4 Death of Minato and Kushina (Naruto's Parents)

When I saw it I started crying it was so sad... - Liker-Hater

This was so emotional for me. I was so happy that Naruto can talk to his mother but then the story of how they died and the sadness of the story really hit me.

I don't usually cry very hard (though I did cry in pretty much every death scene) but when it showed all the flashbacks with those two and when they died I could not stop sobbing. It was the most I had ever cried over anything of this sort.

How can this be like in 6th place? This is by far the saddest death in the entire Anime series.

5 Death of Konan

It wasn't her death but when the blood soaked paper went on her "hop in" card reminding the promise the three made of returning there one day... first time I ever cried watching an anime

Her death made me feel so heavy-hearted for days. The symbolism with the blood stained piece of paper blew me away (no pun intended)

How was Konan not on the list until now? She died to protect her friend and village, which is just like what Jiraiya died. It's even sadder because everything she did was negated by some OP technique!

Such a wasted character. She wanted to be that bridge to support Yahiko, Nagato and Naruto's views yet she died before completely fulfilling her goal. She would've been such a better character if she survived and joined the Allied Shinobi Forces and fought alongside Naruto to finally be that bridge. Nonetheless, she was amazing and will always be missed. Her death was truly a tragic one alongside many others. - FerrousAssassin

6 Death of Asuma

I'm glad I didn't see this one I would have hated to see shikamaru cry. It breaks my heart just to hear about his grieve

He knew he was going to die, but he never said anything trying to keep it together for Shikamaru, I literally had tears watching this.

I kind of always knew he would die when the episodes leading up to it featured him more than usual. The episodes got us on a personal level with him and showed us into his life so that we could be more affected by his death and so that it will mean something. I did not cry because of his death, I cried because Shikamaru is my favorite character and I could feel his pain and hurt. He's always so chill and laid back but when Asuma died he kind of lost himself and I wanted to hop into the scenes and hug him. Also with Kurinai (Spell check? ) She was heartbroken to say the least, they were one of my otp when they started showing into his life. So many people were affected emotionally and mentally like with Neji's death.

I cried so much, he was one of my favorite characters and I never expected that he would die. I haven't seen the others deaths since I just started to watch naruto again. But man, this is just so sad. All the flashbacks and shikamaru's reaction made it impossible not to cry. But the point is I love asuma, I'm such a big fan of his. It's was devastating to see him go.

7 Death of Kakashi

That is just impossible. The kakashi that I know will never be defeated and if he does get defeated he'll be revived and he was.

When I saw this, I came the closest I've ever come to crying in over 15 years. I haven't cried since I was 8, and seeing Kakashi die almost broke that streak. I only continued to watch the series because I wanted to see Pain die. I was so angry, even though Pain is so epically cool.

OVer Rin?

I was heartbroken. I was saying to myself "No. Kakashi sensei is still alive otherwise he wouldn't be the 6th hokage." I was so grateful at the end when Nagato used his Rinne Rebirth to revive everybody

8 Death of Haku

Cried so much all night no sleep

This arc is the reason why I still watch Naruto. Honestly, it's the second saddest scene after Shikamaru get's revenge for Asuma, but it still moved me to tears. A series about the grayness of being a ninja and the struggle between being a person and acting as a tool is really the direction I wanted Naruto to go that I don't think it's gone to today... But whenever that theme pops up I think about Haku's death.

I really liked Haku. Haku was pretty cool with all those needles and mirrors. I was so sad to be Haku die.

The main reason why Haku's demise was so heartbreaking is that Haku and Naruto were two very similar people that ended up on different paths. Both thought that what they were doing is right, and so the main reason that Haku ended up in such a darker place is fate. Zabusa (seemingly) cared very little for Haku, and yet his death was to protect Zabusa. It's one of the first big perspective changes for Naruto and team 7.

9 Death of Sasuke

Madara became my favorite character when he killed him.

Sasuke died? I guess it was so irrelevant that I completely forgot. - FerrousAssassin

Sure he was evil for 300+ episodes, but it was still awesome whenever I saw him in an episode, especially when he fought Itachi and Deidara. But then all of the sudden, here comes Madara and just stabs him in the heart.

He was my favorite character and madara goes and stabs him. I hate madara and whoever killed him I thank

10 Death of Gaara

I cried so hard

Somehow I knew he would comeback to life simply because he is awesome.

epic, Naruto never cried that much, and the flashback was the saddest thing I've ever seen. -

So sad just imagine his life up until then his dad tried to kill him 6 times his mom died and he never knew what it felt like to be loved and the whole village hated him he so sad


The Contenders

11 Death of Zaku

Zaku being killed by orochimaru was really sad. it is really tragic once he dies. please vote please!

I feel like he could've been more of a character, really liked his backstory

12 Death of Hamura Otsutsuki

How he died

13 Death of Obito

Obito is the best naruto character, both deaths had me in tears.

Obito is great. I was crying watching when he died he is a true hero. If you can't see your blind. He is the best Naruto character. He is nice, funny, and a hero!

He died smiling knowing he can finally be at peace with the person he loves

My favorite naruto character ever I was crying for a year

14 Death of Aoi


15 Death of Nagato

Nagato was awesome. He wasn't just a stereo typical enemy who wanted to dominate or destroy the world. All he wanted was world peace even though his plan to achieve it was different from other peoples. That's why he was so great.R.I. P Nagato.

Didn't at all get the recognition he should have not an honorable way to die.
A man that was trying to create peace just as how Naruto was trying too. He had very excellent morals and was too amazing of a character to not be with us anymore.
Also the recap over all he went through in life along with him telling all his motives when Naruto was pinned down. He was just too great of a person.

He died as a hero fr bringing back the leaf shinobi back to life

Nagato, Yahiko, and Konan are my favorite characters from Naruto. They really don't get the recognition they deserve. Nagato might have killed many people, but in the end, he sacrificed himself to bring them back.

16 Death of Third Hokage

So sad.

The last part when he was closing his eyes, about to die and for the last time sees Orochimaru as a kid... This scene killed me. I replayed and tortured myself over this scene.

This was the funeral which made me cry

He was the saviour of leaf his own student try to kill him but by sealing orochimaru

17 Death of Sakon & Ukon

Why is this on the list? This death wasn't sad whatsoever. - FerrousAssassin

I didn't really find their death that sad, but seeing as they are one of my all-time favourite characters, I did cry a little. I just loved them so much, even if they were what they were.

Damn, you weaklings! Sakon you are pathetic and ukon you are just a jerk!

18 Death of Chiyo

I was sobbing all evening, Chiyo was so amazing and she saved Gaara. And when she came back she was a bad guy. This should be number 1.

Should be wayy higher. Her growth in her character in her few episodes, saving Sakura multiple times, Gaara and in a way Sasori. She saw her flaws and was the first person in shippuden at least to tell Naruto to persue his dream (despite that she didn't like the Hidden Leaf). Her story with Sasori and so much is amazing and her after reincarnation is amazing too.

Though not the most "good" person, she was still a sweet old lady. She killed sacrificed her own life to save another; the ultimate act of selflessness. And she was willing to do it too. She felt as if she didn't do anything right, and now she would do her final thing, right. It was painful to watch elders pass away, let alone give their own life away.

Selfless death at the end to redeem her wrongdoing

19 Death of Choji's Father

He got killed when pein destroyed the village with his almighty push. I am glad pein got what he deserved from Naruto. really sad. even though choji cries in front of his father and kakashi when there both dead. please vote.

Choji's father never died, when he went to tell Tsunade what Pains ability was, she said he was still alive. - DragonHarrier

Choji doesn't deserve to see that ever.

20 Death of Goku

I can't believe that you guys don't know it was Kirito from Sao who killed him with his Kamehameha wave after naruto rasenganed him in the foot, also Vegeta walks in and takes credit and Donald trump asks aang to make him a wall.
(Aang is from the last airbender)

It says "Naruto Deaths" not "Dragon Ball Z Deaths" - Gehenna

Lol so I don't care


21 Shisui Uchiha Shisui Uchiha Shisui Uchiha, Shisui of teleportation. Shisui in the Naruto series is part of the Uchiha clan which is one of the strongest clans in the series. Shisui was given the title "Shisui of teleportation". This is because he was one the only person to ever master the body flicker technique. Shiusui was one more.

He should be so at least Top 10

He was such an influence on Itachi, and because of his death, Itachi decided to do what he had to

He's was a good person

It's so sad to see your favorite character die.

22 Death of Yahiko

He had to be killed by his best friend in order to save another friend. Yahiko died to save his two friends he grew up with. So sad.

At first I thought he is the Pain that destroyed the village and killed Kakashi and all those people (skipped the filler), but when I saw the flashbacks during Pain's Assault he was my favorite of the three and I cried for days when he sacrificed himself for Nagato and Konan.

I cried so much when Yahiko died. Can't even imagine how Nagato must've felt, if he hadn't killed Yahiko, Konan would've died... Nagato and Yahiko's story is sad, and the way Yahiko had to die is even sadder.

Best member of akatsuki madara fault yahiko could of been stonger than all of them

23 Death of Fourth Hokage

I believe it's the saddest death, the death of Minato and Kushina. It just shows love between parents and son, plus also sacrifices to protect the hidden Leaf. It's just sad for Naruto to have never met his parents right after his birth, the most saddest part is when Kushina was saying all the stuff that Naruto has to do after he grows up.

This was by far the saddest death in Naruto, when he and Kushina just jumped in front of the nine-tails to protect Naruto and their final words they left him, that was just sadness to the max.

Sad. Just sad. He protected the hidden leaf, and his son from Kurama. If Obito never existed Minato would still be alive. I don't like Obito but I guess he just wanted a prefect life.

It is really sad but it was inevitable, I mean if he didn't die let's be honest we wouldn't have a Naruto series

24 Death of Sasori

Sasori is my favorite naruto character,the reason is because when chiyo was sharing his past it made me feel heart broken. The way I gathered my information in the series I thought he was the 4th strongest akatsuki member.

Sasori's death was the saddest in my opinion because he never got to be loved and it was really tragic how he got killed by the puppets he called his parents. It looked so horrible when he realized that he had swords stuck out of his heart, and I cried for weeks after this.

Possibly the most heartbreaking death a villain can ask for. It reminds me of Ulquiorra Cifer's death scene.

Sasori is my all-time favourite character, and watching him die just made me lose it and start crying my eyes out. Sasori's death is the worst, because it's so sad, him dying in 'the embrace of his parents'. When I saw that, I didn't get over it for the whole series.

25 Death of Roshi
26 Death of Zabuza

I was finna actually cry when I saw Haku Protect zabuza and it was amazing how Zabuza started crying after all.

He's a mercenary. He was being used by Gato and watch his speech part.

He was the most manliest man and he cried for the first time in his life

I thought it was nice how he shared a relationship with haku

27 Death of Menma

I cried so much when he died

Menma was so nice I cried so bad I bet Naruto still remembers him when he eats ramen

This one wins at a least a top 15

Too sad that people don't give this one too much attention...

28 Death of Naruto

Naruto died? When did this happen!?

Well if you watch like the next episode he comes back to life. "Sakura's Tears" I think is what the episode name is called. Check YouTube.

Why is this classified? Naruto only died for a split second. Then the sage of six paths brought him back to life because he is the child of jiraiya's prophecy after all.

Naruto died for a split second and was revived by the sage of the six paths himself. Naruto is the child of the prophecy after all.

When did this happen? Even if Kurama was extracted from him he didn't actually die, you know!

29 Death of Uchiha Clan

It was sad..Kind of like when Anakin Skywalker kills the younglings

If you love sasuke then understand this made him into who he is.

Mahn the whole story and awesomeness of itachi is because of the Uchiha slaughter! Should be after the death of itachi! - abhishah901

Itachi just because you wanna test out your strenth doesn't mean you have t kill the whole clan. why not just do it outside. I liked the uchiha clan. I feel sorry for sasuke.

30 Death of Rin Nohara

Let's think about how sad a death can be; Rin committed suicide by Kakashi's hands, while Kakashi had swore to protect her, even it costs his life! And the saddest part is Obito was the viewer of whole events, Rin was Obito's beloved girl and Kakashi was his first and last friend! - sabd

Actually rin jumped in the way if kakashi's Chidori she wanted to die by the hands if the person she loved ( kakashi ) she had no choice because she had the 3 tails inside if her if she didn't die then the village would of been attacked by the 3 tails when awoken

Why am I voting for Rin's death to be saddest? Because the majority of characters only died because she did. Yeah, nice work, Kakashi (I know he didn't mean to kill her. I'm blaming him anyway.).

This should be number 1... she died for the sake of the village and in the anime kakashi still has nightmares

31 Death of Kakashi (Invasion of Pain)

Sad, he would of probably been the most best ninjas ever. He is actually in my top 3 list of my favourite ninjas just after uzumaki naruto. He never deserved to die. I'm just glad pain got killed!

He gave his life to save Choji so he could be able to report the attack to the Hokage. He died as a true hero. Glad he got a second chance - pageg

He dies (tragic) but then he gets revived (YES! )

I really love kakashi will never watch naruto because they said his dead I'm going to kill the one who killed kakashi

32 Death of Deidara

Deidara was awesome, but was not the saddest death. I loved Deidara, and Neji whose death was the saddest to me, Deidara's second death on the other hand when he flies off after being released from edo tensei that one made me cry.

Damn, Deidara. Why'd you have to die?

The only character I will always miss and Jiraiya. The rest just SUCK!

I kinda knew he died and then my dad told me that and it made me really sad

33 Death of Sasuke's parents

Bruh Itachi killed them If I was the parents I would have ran

34 Death of Shizune

This death wasn't sad at all. Yeah it was kinda sad because of who she was but it was completely overshadowed by others' deaths and Naruto's arrival. This death should be way lower down. - FerrousAssassin

This was really sad, as I think that Shizune had a pretty rough childhood. Dan Kato says that his little sister was killed in battle, and since Shizune's last name is never mentioned, I believe that this was her mother that was killed, and I don't think her dad was around. After Dan died, she probably had no family left, so she had to go with Tsunade. I actually cried in this one, and I almost never cry.

This was so sad...I love Shizune. She must have gone through a lot as a child, as I don't think her parents were alive. After her uncle died, she had to leave Konoha with Tsunade. This one almost made me cry.

I was actually kinda happy about this one.. There's just somethin about her I can't stand

35 Death of Kisame

I am voting for Kisame not because I think he has the sadder death, but because he deserves to be higher on this list. Kisame died in a way that made you rethink who he really was. He died much like Itachi did, sacrificing his life to save something important.

Kisame last words to itachi were almost heartbreaking. I mean his death wasn't sad until you realised the pain he took on for his village. It changed my whole opinion of him, after his death he became one of my favorite characters.

Itachi, it seems in the end I was a decent human after all

...he died honourably...he killed himself for his friends...I don't CARE IF HE WAS EVIL HE WAS NOBLE DAMMIT

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36 Deidara Deidara Deidara is a fictional character from the Naruto universe created by Masashi Kishimoto and developed into a media franchise, which consists of a series of manga, anime, soundtracks, OVAs, movies, video games, and other collectibles.

Deidara Didn't die I thought

Deidara was one of my favorite characters. He was one of the bad guys, sure... but I really thought he would have a more interesting death and a bit of a flashback on his life before the Akatsuki. I feel like there was no real need for him to fight Sasuke to the point where he explodes himself. I think he needed a better death.

It was sooo sad.

37 Death of Chibi (Nagato's dog)

Super sad. That dog was too cute and was Nagatos only friend in his time of need.

Peoples deaths are sad but dogs are way sad then people deaths like I'm a dog lover so much...i think I'm kida but a girl lol


The only time I ever cried in all of Naruto was during the Nagato, Konan, and Yahiko filler. When I saw that Chibi died I literally dropped my phone and rushed to my computer to look up if he actually died. I felt just as crushed as Nagato was when I found out he was dead.

38 Death of Kagero

Who is this anyway?

She died 2 times I of this jutsu 2 squeezing her heart

I barely knew her

Uh, who is this?

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39 Death of Arashi
40 Death of Sakura

I wish she had died

When exactly did she die?

If only this were true

Why won't this happen! - DeadgamerT10

41 Death of Madara

Aside from him being a total hotty, He was strong like a god. So sad he died he was my # 1 in the entire series

Madara was one of the founders of the hidden leaf and he died which is very sad I wanted him to live vote please

Madara will be missed

Don't ever come back to life you nearly killed Kakashi

42 Death of Hinata

I love Hinata. It is true she's the only one who ever cared for Naruto and I'm glad that the information is wrong cause I don't think Hinata ever died.

Not really the death but think about it no one ever said that they loved him and he was old enough to remember and his face after was the most saddest thing that was ever on Naruto

Hinata was stabbed by Pain but along with Chouza, Kakashi and Fukasaku she was revived by Nagato/Pain's Rinne Rebirth

I almost feinted when she got killed by Pain (but was revived, dodged a bullet right there.)

43 Death of Pigs

Am I the only one who cared when Pain attacked the Hidden Leaf Village! He killed there pigs, and not in a way for them to be made into bacon!

No I felt really sorry for those pigs the didn't deserve to die in this way or in any way

Aww.. I really pity those pigs. They didn't deserve all that..

i agree

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44 Death of Utakata

The death of Utakata was unexpectrd and tearful

It's a shame that the episodes Utakata was in were just a filler, I really loved him and cried like a baby when he died. He was awesome, I still miss him so much.

I don't understand why this isn't in the top ten. Though the Utakata episodes are just filler at the end when you find that he is a jinchuriki he dies. Xtremely sad. The six paths of pain demolished him just when he was about to settle down. Watch the episodes and you will agree. A Naruto-like personality has died.

I cried so much I don't even care if they were fillers he deserved more😭❤️

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45 Nagato Nagato Nagato (Also known by his alias "Pain") is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Nagato was definitely the worst as you later on know of his story. He wasn't bad he was good.

Nagato is dead?!

46 Death of Chouji (Almost Died)

When I thought choji was dead I cried my eyes out. Him talking about how he did what he needed to do then the butterfly flying away. Broken heart.

I'm very happy he didn't die

He didn't I'm so happy

47 Death of Danzo

While the world is better without him, everything he did was to protect the hidden leaf (albeit a case of wrong thing right reason) so I felt something at the moment he died and lets be honest here, who REALLY likes Sasuke? - DragonHarrier

I'm happy he died.

Danzo.i don't think he was awesome he was a oweful stock! I want to thank sasuke and tobi for it thanks

This bastard deserved his death. Arigatō Sasuke for killing this. - Haterssuck

48 Death of Kabuto

I’m in tears

49 Haku Haku

It´s so sad when he dies

Please no

That was so horribly sad.He gave his life for worthless scum.Believe it!

When you said Believe it, I instantly thought of Naruto saying that. - AnnaO

50 Death of Fu

Death of food? No way hosay

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