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..

Itachi died a hero, a hero with a heartbreaking past. He sacrificed everything for the Hidden Leaf Village and everyone judged him based on their asssumptions. Wow, it is unbelievable to me how much he cared for Sasuke and his village, how much he dedicated himself to others, how he didn't have the urge to argue against Danzo. He thought Sasuke's life was more precious than Konoha. The Hidden Leaf treated him like a sacrificial piece, like it was his fate to live that way. He adored his village and will do what it takes to preserve peace, yet they just taken advantage of his traits. No one appreciated what he did and despised him. Itachi was never loved after he killed the Uchiha clan. His story is a little similar to Severus Snape, but way more heartbreaking and surprising. Yet he died smiling and apologized. Itachi is the most selfless and kind-hearted person, I can't imagine what he gone through to protect Sasuke and the Hidden Leaf and how he didn't avenge his village for taking ...more

That's TUFF

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2 Death of Jiraiya

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

it was a fight that he couldn't win from the start.. it reminds me of ichigo vs ulquiorra in bleach

they no that they can't win but they keep trying anyway to protect the ones they care about

His death was the saddest. He was one of my favorite characters and I still think about him til this day when I am reading the manga. His was the first and the last time I hope to cry in Naruto. It was like watching a close uncle or your father die. Seeing Naruto so devastated after his death was heartbreaking. The episode where Naruto sat on the bench and hand the pop sickle in his hand split in half. Just made it more of a reality that he was truly dead.

Top comment. Gaara doesn't die.. - Aksaaran

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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.

He's not dead I refuse to believe that he's dead! Neji's too cool for death!

The saddest death for me so far. I really loved Neji, and even though I didn't cry so much when I read it in the manga, I was in denial, but the feels hit me when I saw it in the anime and I cried my eyes out. He will be missed. I still can't believe they killed one of the original 9 off. You are finally free, Neji.

Neji is my favorite because of his death I'm so sad and broke my heart I will not forget neji

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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.

Why? Just why? Minato and Kushina didn't deserve their end. *cries*

Naruto is one hell of a lucky brat to get such amazing parents. Plus his father is the Yondaime Hokage. - Haterssuck

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5 Death of Konan

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!

Konan was the most beautiful anime character I had ever seen I cried when konan died konan was the only female naruto character I loved and to see her past life to see her suffering just broke me inside when I saw the blood soaked sheet fall to her hop in plank no anime character in naruto have suffered like konan she lost everthing she had her parents and her friends and even still she smiled before being killed by obito if I was in konan place I would have killed myself and I also hate naruto the fact that he does not remember konan nobody remembers her in naruto world when konan lost yahiko nagato she felt like she lost her purpose to live having suffered so much pain she died happily to be reunited with the ones she loved her story is truly tragic

Konan is the first (and so far only) anime character whose death made me cry. It was that sad. She was very cool, and a good person, and I wish she'd stayed longer.

Her death was sad she lost everything and herself - AkatsukiNaruto

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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

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.

I like dick

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7 Death of Haku

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.

This death was the most heartbreaking for me, Haku sacrificed his own life to save Zabusa, who had always used him as a tool, and even knowing that, Haku never stopped believing nor hesitated to leave Zabuza. And even in the very end, Zabuza manages to give in to his emotions. I think it's the saddest death in Naruto.

This is the only episode of naruto and naruto shippuden that made me cry. I have seen every episode of naruto and shippuden but this was the most emotional part. Shortly after in episode 19 one of my favourite scenes of zabuza killing all the bad guys with just a knife in his mouth showing how much he cared for haku just topped it off for me. He was so innocent and so his death was so emotional.

Haku is the reason I wanna be gay

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8 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.

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


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9 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.

Hiruzen's passing was awful. However, he died gracefully and with good will and meaning. He stopped Orochimaru (to an extent, I should add), and saved the Konoha for a while until the next Great Shinobi War. I cried so hard when he died, it was like losing and grandfather.

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10 Death of Obito

I didn't know Obito was alive when I watched those two episodes. I was literally stunned by Obito's actions and I still couldn't get over it. Obito was my favorite character in the series till the truth about was revealed. Man if it was not for him, all this war wouldn't have happened. But the old Obito still remains my favorite. The saddest moment in the entire Naruto series.

I know Obito is alive... But in the flashback... When I saw it... It was and still is the saddest death for... I couldn't get over it... I cried an ocean of tears... And bit back another ocean that threatened to come all day... I could still cry if made me watch that episode again... !

Obito later sacrificed himself to help the Allied Shinobi Forces. He is actually dead this time.

Just feel so sad for him.

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The Contenders

11 Death of Gaara

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

Gaara's a really great character and I know he comes back but seeing him like that just really wrenches the heart

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12 Death of Third Hokage

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.

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

This was the funeral which made me cry

My mans below Hamura and Zaku and some other unimportant bitches despite being one of the more significant characters. You bastards can't tell me you didn't have your heartstrings pulled when at his funeral it showed all the people he'd been involved with.

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13 Death of Rin Nohara

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

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

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.).


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14 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.

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.

He deserved to die what that basterd did to the hdden leaf village #naruto is better

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15 Death of Sasuke

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

MY BABE! DEAD! I was overly obsessed and overly depressed when he died. I was like in love with him...

Sasuke did not die

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16 Death of Shizune

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.

That was so sad in the invasion of pain where pain killed her I cried so much

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

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17 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

18 Death of Kagero

Who is this anyway?

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

I barely knew her

I swear kagero is on yu gi oh - Aksaaran

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19 Death of Hamura Otsutsuki

How he died

20 Death of Aoi
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