Haruno Sakura (Sakura Haruno in the English anime) is a character in the manga and anime Naruto. In the beginning of the manga, she is a Genin student of Hatake Kakashi’s, but she later becomes a Chuunin under Tsunade’s guidance.

Sakura has a crush on Uchiha Sasuke. This appears to be her main characteristic up until advanced stages of the series. She’s often self-conscious about the size of her forehead and got teased by being called “forehead girl” at school (Yamanaka Ino, Sakura’s childhood friend and now rival for Sasuke’s affections, continues this honourable tradition). During the Chūnin exam, Sakura realizes that in her infatuation with Sasuke, she has neglected her duties as a team member – this coincides with her chopping off most of her hair (which she grew long because she thinks Sasuke likes long hair), which an attacking Otogakure shinobi, Kin Tsuchi, used to hold her by, thus symbolically freeing herself from her previous restraining tunnel vision. She still has a way to go before she fully deals with and reconciles her infatuation, however. Sakura starts out extremely disliking Uzumaki Naruto (who has a crush on her much like her own crush on Sasuke), but slowly starts respecting him over the course of their being a team.

In her early school years, Sakura was timid and was occasionally made fun of and bullied. That was until the popular Ino approached her and became her friend. Sakura looked up to Ino’s looks and ability a lot; while she appreciated Ino’s friendship, she couldn’t help the feelings of inferiority she induced in her, as if Ino was a fully-bloomed flower and Sakura only a bud. Their friendship continued until it became clear that both of them liked Sasuke, and Sakura felt that she could never equal Ino, let alone surpass her at anything, while she was trapping herself as Ino’s mere sidekick in her mind. She handed Ino her ribbon back and proclaimed that they were rivals from that point on.

And bitter rivals they were, until the second stage of the Chūnin exam, where Ino witnessed Sakura cut her own hair – even though it was “known” (or rather believed by the girls) that Sasuke liked girls with long hair – to set herself free from her captor. It was the moment that both of them were simultaneously stricken with the fact that there are more important things than teenage romance. Later, when they tied on their battle in the third stage preliminaries, Ino told Sakura that she finally had blossomed, and- each acknowledging the other as her equal- they became friends again, although they snap into (mild) rivalry mode again whenever Sasuke is mentioned.

Sakura’s main strengths are her intelligence and her great chakra control. She was able to climb trees using her chakra while it took days of constant training for Sasuke and Naruto to manage it. However, Sakura’s weakness lies in her lack of stamina and overall talent. She has only used a few skills over the course of the series, the most advanced of which is Kai (Or Cancel, for dispelling Genjutsu). On the other hand, Kakashi does note at one point in the story, that Sakura has a talent for Genjutsu.

In the first stage of the Chūnin exam, she knew the answers to a test designed specifically to be so difficult for Genin to accomplish that they would have to cheat.

Inside Sakura resides the “Inner Sakura”, which ridiculously seems to be much more mean-tempered than Naruto’s Kyubi. “Inner Sakura” seems to represent an assertive part of her personality and serves mostly comedy purposes as Sakura’s typical gentle responses are juxtaposed with the inner Sakura’s constant Shannaro, which doesn’t mean anything but is usually translated as “Hell yeah”, “Hell no” or “Damn it” depending on the situation. Sakura’s having ‘two minds’ actually came in handy when Ino hit her with the Shintenshin no Jutsu (“Art of the Valentine” or literally “Body Mind Switch Technique”), Inner Sakura combating Ino’s spirit where in the case of a regular person there would be no resistance. The same occurs in the manga after one of Naruto’s inspirational comments causes Sakura’s inner self to awaken and subsequently defeat the Art of the Valentine.

Currently, she is training under the Godaime Hokage Tsunade, as a ninja medic. This means that each of Team Seven (Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke) are now training with each of the legendary Sannin (Jiraiya, Tsunade, and Orochimaru). This causes some to speculate that the three young ninjas will become the successors to the old Sannin.

Sakura, being trained by Tsunade, has learnt the Fifth Hokage’s well-known “monstrous strength”. After three months of training Sakura’s progress makes Tsunade think that Sakura has the greatest talent in Medical ninjutsu she’s seen since Shizune. Sakura’s talent in medical ninjutsu and genjutsu and her amazing strength and progress in taijutsu and ninjutsu makes Kakashi think she might even surpass Tsunade. She is currently a Chūnin.

In the Naruto II arc, Sakura’s skill and personality are shown to have changed drastically. She has developed an antidote for Sasori’s poison which she used to save Kankurō’s life, and which proved vital during the battle with Sasori

39 Responses to “Sakura”

  1. Gigi said

    Wow…I like 2 watch this show and always wondered wat would happen 2 sakura.(so i went on youtube and other sites 2 c future episodes like when_______________________________________.and when _________________________________________________________________________________________________.and 2 c about what will they look like when there older!LOL)So i guess she has changed..i wonder if she still likes sasuke??!

  2. Jenn said

    that’s a very good description of Sakura.

  3. Fran said

    hola saben k ami me encanta sasuke uchiha y sakura haruno y aprobexo de decir algo cesar t amo desde lo + profundo de mi ser…

    te amooo cesarr
    fran
    mi correo:megu_Kuday@hotmail.com
    Gothic_fran@hotmail.com

  4. belen said

    i love sakura and sasuke ah y por cierto soy americana bye

  5. XxAnimeRockChickxX said

    This is sucha good discription of her and gave me much infomation THANX

  6. Katelyn said

    I dont think shippuden sakura likes sasuke anymore because he did join Orochimarus side and became evil and stronger but i may be wrong

  7. crisi said

    Imi place de tine sakura si de sasuke desigur de ino e cam dusa rau rau rau rau rau cu pluta.Nu?Naruto e si el dus cam , rau , rau cu pluta pe val mai,rau de cat ino 50000,00%.

  8. valentina said

    hola iio ser de marte vengo a ver a sakura-chan akajakjkjkajkj fans1ª 100% fans sakura

  9. janssen said

    hi sakura i like you

  10. tatiana maidana_paraguay real said

    me encanta las parejas de sasusaku jijijij te dejo mi correo es ta.ti.chic@hotmail.com

  11. Kyla said

    I really like Sakura a lot. And I really think that Sasuke and Sakura are the best match. Even thou he went with Orochimaru.

  12. nemo said

    sakura in shippuden is like so awsome she can BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF THAT INO-PIG AND THAT UGLY GIRL NAMED KARIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. nemo said

    GOOOOOOOOOO SASUSAKU!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. sakura_laura_4everlove said

    imi place de sakura si de sasuke si ei fac un cuplu perfect:X:X:X…goooo to loveee….ino e doar o proasta kre crede ca sasuke va fi vreodata interesat de ea:))))haide ca ma face sa rad=))ino seamana cu un porc..si mai zice ca in partea a 2a a animeului ea face medical jutzu…da da..ala e greu si ea proasta cica il face..qm fac astia desenul nu stiu dar dak o fac pe ino in a 2 parte asa..cred ca cnv ia lovit la cap..si eamereu se baga intre sakura si sasuke…e nesuferita rau..cine e de aceeasi parere cu mine..il felicit din tooooataaaa iniiimaaaa..va pup:*:*:*

  15. sakura_laura_4everlove said

    si imi place de tine baiatule..cristi sau cum te cheama..ai dreptate dar nimeni nu e mai dus decat ino=))

  16. SaskueUchiha~ said

    All you people had better notget any ideas about Saskue, he’s MINE!!!!!!! Sakura can go date Naruto!

  17. doris said

    Sakura is a cool girl.She is beautiful.The hair it’s short and pink

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  19. jerina said

    ang ganda mo sakura

  20. odio a sakura said

    odio a sakura con toda mi vida y si kieren seguidores de sakura les doys mis razones:

    1-. es tonta, fea y cree k es uperior a los demas solo por ser “linda” entre comillas pk es orrible y ñoña.

    2-. cree k naruto es un imbecil y no le importa los sentimientos de el, y eso k el la ama con toda el alma, pero no ella anda too el dia atra de sasuke.

    3-. cuando llega a tener sus poderes medicos, se jura linda y fuerte, pero sigue siendo una inutil k no jhcae nada solo sufrir y ser una carga.

    grax y me da lo mismo lo k piensen de mi pensamiento y si lo leen pk toos los de este foro hablan ingles y yo lo ise en español

  21. stefani said

    estas chida sakura me encantaria ser como tu

  22. dghcb said

    i want to so do it with her

  23. claudia said

    e super tare sakura si imi place mult de ea imi mai place dintre baieti de sasori ,sasuke,naruto gaara,neji:*:X cn se uita la naruto sa ia id meu plz clau_iubita2000 pooooooop dulcik

  24. zuzu00000 said

    heloooo fajna stranka len tam toho mas malo

  25. lesli said

    a mi me gusta mucho sasuke y sakura les dejo mi correo gatito_minino_felino@hotmail.com

  26. lesli said

    mi persinaje faborito es sakura
    aqui les dejo mi correo gatito_minino_felino@hotmail.com
    y aqui les dejo mi otro correo leslie teresa@hotmail.com

  27. alutza said

    super oo daaaaa o iubi mult pe sakura o desenez in fiecare saptamana………. si apropo I love you sakura :-*😀

  28. sheridan said

    I think Sakura and Sasuke should be together.
    sakusasu forever.

  29. jay said

    YO NARUTO AND BLEACH IS ASUMAKXDX

  30. adris said

    well sasuke will never be with sakura , maybe with karin after he destroys konoha

  31. Mara said

    Imi place foarte mult de Sakura si are mereu dreptate.Dar Ino nuuuuu!!!Eu nu inteleg de ce se face atata caz in privinta lui Sasuke.Nu e clar pentru ei?Sasuke as trebui sa fie cu sakura normal!!!!Daca as fi in locul lui Ino m-as cara imediat caci as sti ca Sakura e mai draguta dar pentru ca in serial Ino are creierul mai mic de cat o musca e normal sa nu vada asta!Cine e de aceasi parere adica crede ca INO e un porc il felicit di tooaattaaaa inimaa.

  32. Nanda said

    Io kiero decir q me gustaria q Sasuke termine con Sakura y Hinata con Naruto!!! y kiero aprovechar para decir que:

    ME ENCANTAS DANI ERES EL +++++ LINDO DEL COLE!!!!!!

    QUISERA Q FUERAS MI NOVIOOO!!!!!!! T AMOOOOOO!!!!!!

  33. Miruna said

    Mara ai maaare dreptate dar totusi eu nu inteleg de ceau inventato pe Ino.Zici ca a inceput cu pluta la malul Marii Negre si a ajuns in Turcia.Concluzia e ca Sakura si Sasuke is pe malul Marii Negre si Ino e foarteee departe.

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