Saddest Naruto Deaths

The Top Ten

1 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's sad that he died, because I wanted him to see Naruto become Hokage

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.

2 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

He was truly a kind soul and I believe he probably was suffering from a PTSD. Itachi deserved so much credit,but was shunned and treated like a criminal by the very village he once saved. He really deserved a happy ending.

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.

Neji is one of sexy male characters in the Naruto cast and I think that him dying meant he was relieved of his curse and was finally free.

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

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

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

I'm mostly sad about this deaths, because of the pain it caused Naruto in the early years of his life

When I saw it I started crying it was so sad...

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.

5 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.

6 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

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.

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

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.

Kakashi is an amazing teacher and I'm so glad he got to see another day of life after being brought back with Nagato's jutsu

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

8 Death of Gaara

I cried at this part he is my all time favorite Character in naruto

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

MY favorite DIED, he was the BEST, thinking about it makes me cry

Gaara actually changed his ways, so I'm glad he gained the title of Kazekage and that he was brought back to life in order to fulfill that role

9 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.

When I saw him dying,I almost bursted to tears...

But when I saw the scene where Zabuza finally starts crying...

That is when I couldn't hold it anymore,I was crying out loud even more when Zabuza asked Kakashi to put him next to Haku.

Most emotional anime death I had ever seen.

Rest in Peace Haku

10 Death of Sasuke

If you like sasuke, you got issues. You will not have happy marriage.

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

Madara became my favorite character when he killed him.

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.

The Contenders

11 Death of Obito

When Obito died I cried, because he was Madara and the Akatsuki, when he deserved so much more. However I was happy at the same time because he finally got to be with Rin.

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

12 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

13 Death of Hamura Otsutsuki

How he died

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.

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.

Amazing character. Up there with Jiraiya and Itachi definitely. Death should at least be top 5

16 Death of Third Hokage

The third Hokage was a legend and he fulfilled his role perfectly. He was also one of Naruto's first friends and it was sad to know he couldn't be there anymore to see him become a great ninja.

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 Haku

I just hated the thought of a child dying even if haku wasn't much of a child anymore it just hit me in the feels especially due to how he sacrificed himself anyone who agrees with me?

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.

It´s so sad when he dies

18 Death of Sakon & Ukon

Death of Sakon and Ukon is worthless. Better change it to Kimimaro who has painful past though his early death is kinda upseting.

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.

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

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

19 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.

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.

It was remarkable a true act of selflessness. She was wiling to go on a mission at the age of I don't know what! But at least she died to save one of the best characters, Gaara.

Surprised this is not higher. She was an old woman who thought low of herself, didn't care about much, and when she fought alongside Sakura, and revived Gaara, had me balling out tears.

20 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.

Choji doesn't deserve to see that ever.

21 Death of Goku

I'm think this means that naruto is better than dbz
(bc it is)

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)

Lol so I don't care

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

22 Shisui Uchiha Shisui Uchiha is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

To be honest, I don't have a lot of context on Shisui but I know that he was an exceptional ninja who was taken advantage of by Danzo when he deserved way better and should've been acknowledged more.

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

His death paved the way for so much, he died to stop internal conflict in the leaf to prevent another war from breaking out and he also died to someone who is supposed to be his ally and taking out his own eye to give to itachi is hard as hell to event think off

Shisui has to be my favorite Uchiha. Out of all of the Uchiha, he was most like Naruto, he thought of the village and even his clan before himself, and even when he got mangekyou sharingan, he never lost sight on protecting the village. He was Itachi's best friend, and taught him a lot of the ideals he believed, including putting the village and his brother before himself. He protected the village as much as he could before he gave his eye to Itachi and commited suicide. He unlocked Itachi's mangekyou sharingan, he went out like a true hero.

23 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

24 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

25 Death of Sasori

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.

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.

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.

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