-i love you-
NO ONE GETS MY FUCKING HEART! SHANNARO!
-I like you-
Sasuke-Kun. I`m sorry, I really miss you and hope you come back. I won`t hesitate anymore, I`ll follow Naruto. The next time Sasuke, I`ll remember to kill you If it means bringing you back. Right now Naruto had my full support, I miss you but at the same time I can`t stand you...I love you...why can`t you understand that...
Naruto! NARUTO!...Ahaha Just Kidding. Naruto I wanted to let you know...I do love you... It`s not the same kind of love. I`m sorry for making you think that. I`m sorry for making you think I was liar I`m sorry Sai had to tell you and not me. You know I`ll always be there for you naruto, no matter what.
I don`t like you. Just kidding, but seriously! PULL YOUR SELF TOGETHER SHANNARO! I mean, your a chunin. Your IQ level is brilliantly high...BUT NO ONE CAN GET THROUGH TO YOU! Except for Temari. Own up Shikamaru, Own up.
As kazekage I respect you. I also like the role model figure you stand to. Our shinobi need to learn something from you Gaara.
SAI! I`m still holding that grudge against you! YOU CANT`T JUST CALL PEOPLE UGLY SHANNARO!. Anyways, I`m really glad that we`ve got past our differences and other things. Your really learing sai.
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(春野サクラ, Haruno Sakura)
Forehead Girl (デコリーン, Dekorīn; English TV "Bilboard Brow")
Tsunade Number Two (綱手二号, Tsunade Nigō)
Manga Chapter #3
Anime Naruto Episode #1
Movie Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
Video Game Naruto: Clash of Ninja
OVA Find the Four-Leaf Red Clover!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game and Movie
English Kate Higgins
Japanese Chie Nakamura
Birthdate March 28
Part I: 12-13
Part II: 15-16
Part I: 148.5 cm-150.1 cm
Part II: 161 cm
Part I: 35.4 kg-35.9 kg
Part II: 45.4 kg
Blood type O
Konoha 11 (Anime only)
Eight Man Squad
Team Three (Anime only)
Part I: Genin
Part II: Chūnin
Ninja Registration 012601
Academy Grad. Age 12
Chūnin Prom. Age 14
Chakra Enhanced Strength
Cherry Blossom Impact
Delicate Illness Extraction Technique
Four-Corner Sealing Barrier (Anime only)
Mystical Palm Technique
Lightning Barrel (Anime only)
Military Rations Pill (Anime only)
Senbon (Anime only)
Sleeping Gas Bomb
During her early years in the Academy, Sakura was frequently bullied by others due to her large forehead. To try and combat this, Sakura used her bangs to hide her forehead, fuelling the other kids' teasing by indicating she was sensitive about it. Ino Yamanaka, realising this, helped Sakura by giving her a red ribbon that she used as a way of drawing attention to the cuter features of her forehead, which helped Sakura overcome her insecurity. The two became best friends and Sakura grew more confident, developing her own unique personality under Ino's guidance. Despite this, Sakura felt that she was living in Ino's shadow and longed to prove herself as Ino's equal. Later, when Sakura found out that Ino also had a crush on Sasuke Uchiha, Sakura ended their friendship so that they could compete for Sasuke's love, thus beginning a bitter rivalry between the two.
Sakura is naturally hot-headed and irritable, and because of that nature, she tends to hit people out of anger on more than one occasion (the victim usually being Naruto Uzumaki), but most of the time, she is relatively kind, cheerful, and rational. In the anime, Sakura has been shown to be a bit of a flirt and uses this to her advantage: with one such case being when Naruto asked her out for dinner, though she only agreed if he paid for her half as well. Although sensitive and quick to cry, Sakura has shown to be strong-willed and determined, not one to lose or give up in a fight easily. In addition, she has a very strong sense of being useful, and is often frustrated with herself for being a burden and not being helpful, often having to rely on either Naruto and Sasuke for help in Part I. One of her greatest regrets was relying solely on Naruto to bring Sasuke back, burdening him with the promise while she couldn't do anything but cry. It was with that resolve that she sought apprenticeship from Tsunade and since training with her, Sakura has improved, but still frets over her ability to only help others in one way. Unlike the rest of Team 7, Sakura has not suffered any heavy losses during her childhood. Therefore, Sakura took for granted things that her team-mates desired, such as family and friends. She nevertheless is more understanding of her team-mates and others, and does not hesitate to ask if she does not understand something or if it bothers her. At the start of the series, Sakura had a deep infatuation for Sasuke Uchiha, rooted in his good looks, cunning, cool attitude, and prodigious talents. For that reason, many of Sakura's early appearances were dedicated to her continuing efforts to win his affection. As the story progressed, she began to recognise Sasuke as a real person with imperfections, and developed a more sincere desire to be there for him and later fell in love with him. Sakura also became concerned that Sasuke will someday abandon her and the rest of Konoha in his quest for power. When her fears came true at the end of Part I, Sakura did all that she could to stop Sasuke from leaving, such as professing her love for him and offering to join him. Despite thanking her and sounding grateful, Sasuke knocked Sakura unconscious and left the village. Since then, Sakura has made it her personal goal to bring Sasuke home. Although she still worries about his well-being, Sakura is willing to attack him if it means returning him to Konoha. As time goes on and Sasuke becomes an increasingly more dangerous criminal, Sakura recognises that Sasuke must be stopped at all costs. Despite agreeing that they had no choice but to kill Sasuke themselves to prevent Konoha from being involved in a war by his criminal actions or his death at a foreign country's hand, Sakura was immensely saddened and distraught at the notion nonetheless. Later on, she told Naruto that she no longer has any feelings for Sasuke since he just keeps breaking her heart and states that she loves him instead, though Naruto and a few of the onlookers knew that she was lying and suspected that Sakura was hiding something. Her team-mate Sai at the time even commented that she was still in love with Sasuke, which is later proven to be true, and that she wants to kill him so that he does not sink any lower. Upon meeting Sasuke once again, Sakura becomes upset by how corrupted Sasuke has become and tries to kill him. She ultimately cannot bring herself to do so, being brought to tears as she started remembering all they went through together as members of Team 7. She has since come to accept that Naruto is the only one who can do anything about Sasuke. Though she is deeply saddened by what Sasuke has become, it is shown that she is still in love with him nonetheless. Sakura's relationship with Naruto, like with Sasuke, also changes throughout the series. When they first became a team, she was rather rude and disrespectful towards him, going as far as to insult or degrade him at any chance she got, and even stated that the one thing she doesn't like was Naruto (mainly because he interfered with her attempts to gain Sasuke's affections and for being a constant nuisance at the time). However, as the series progressed, Sakura realised that her negative views of him were wrong as Naruto continuously showed his worth as a ninja as well as his dedication to his team-mates. After the Chūnin Exams and missions, Sakura realises that Naruto is getting stronger and envies him, so she decides to train harder. After Sasuke defected from Konoha, Sakura pleads to Naruto, believing him to be the only one capable of bringing Sasuke back. When Naruto promises to bring Sasuke back to Konoha, Sakura realises just how committed Naruto is to her happiness, and how he has always been there for her. However, Naruto fails and is left in the hospital after losing to Sasuke, though he vows to someday fulfill the promise he made to her. Realising the lengths Naruto will go to for her, and inspired by his determination, Sakura spends the next three years training with Tsunade so that in the future she can join Naruto in his quest to bring Sasuke back. In Part II, Sakura learns of the various hardships Naruto faces: the Nine-Tails and Akatsuki. Saddened by the impact both forces have had on his life, Sakura becomes protective of Naruto and tries to do whatever she can to help him overcome these obstacles. Sakura begins to empathise with Naruto, and develops a deep friendship with him, due to their spending a lot of time together. Later, Sai explains to her just how deep Naruto's love for her truly is, and the level of pain that trying to fulfil his promise has caused, filling Sakura with guilt. After the events of the Five Kage Summit, she confesses to Naruto that she loves him, no longer caring about Sasuke, and tries to get him to give up on his promise. However, Naruto does not believe her, and claims she is lying to herself, stating he knows her better than that. Sai later confirms this, and tells them about the ulterior motives of Sakura's confession, stating that it was actually an attempt to release the promise Naruto made for her and distract him while she and the group hunt down and kill Sasuke. Although she is told that Naruto loves her, Sakura while still caring for him as a close friend and team-mate, does not reciprocate these feelings for him as they are ultimately one sided on Naruto's part.
Within Sakura resides "Inner Sakura" (内なるサクラ, Uchi Naru Sakura), a manifestation of her inner emotions. In addition to comic relief, Inner Sakura represents Sakura's actual opinion on things when she outwardly displays something opposite. For example, when Naruto played a prank on Kakashi, Sakura outwardly deemed it "childish", but in the inside she enjoyed it. Inner Sakura's appearances are typically marked by an exclamation of "Shānnarō!" (しゃーんなろー). The phrase has no literal meaning, but is usually translated as "Hell yeah!", "Hell no!", or "Damn it!", depending on the situation. The English anime, for censorship reasons, replaced the aforementioned phrases with a forceful "Cha!". Inner Sakura is unique as it is in a way a second will within Sakura's mind. When Ino used the Mind Body Switch Technique on her, Inner Sakura was able to repel the user from her body, suggesting that Sakura has a split personality, consisting of the "Inner Sakura" and her normal personality. Although she appears quite frequently at the start of the series, Inner Sakura all but disappears midway through Part I, her only other subsequent appearance being at the start of Part II. Sakura, likewise, now performs the emotional, violent outbursts she once relied on Inner Sakura for, much to the dismay of those who are around her at the time (typically Naruto).