Sasuke Uchiha (サスケ うちは) is a Japanese shinobi, one of the last descendants of the Uchicha Clan, a member of Team 7 led by Kakashi Hatake and the best friend of Naruto in the Naruto series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto.
Sasuke Uchiha, also known as the Last Uchiha, Shadow Hokage, Uchiha Survivor, Genius, and Little Madara, was born on Sunday, July 23, 1989 (age 32; as of 2023). His zodiac sign is Leo and his blood type is AB. Sasuke completed basic shinobi training and education at a local ninja school in his village Konohagakure. After getting the title of Genin, Sasuke becomes a student of Kakashi Hatake having Naruto and Sakura in the same team, together called Team 7.
Height (approx.): 5′ 11″
Weight (approx.): 52.2 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Chakra Nature: Lightening
Physical Strength: 9/10
Emotional Strength: 8/10
Social Skills: 7/10
Sasuke has always been a smart shinobi, a quick learner, and a favorite of girls since childhood. His MBTI personality is INTJ-T and people with this personality type tend to be introverted, thinking, and judging. He was called ‘Genius’ because of his exceptional ninja skills. However, Sasuke always remained determined and sullen, keeping one goal in mind, and that was, to kill his elder brother Itachi Uchiha. This is because Itachi killed the entire Uchiha Clan including his parents. Presently, Sasuke is trying his best to become a good husband & father and to protect the Konoha village from Otsutsuki.
Parents & Siblings
Sasuke’s father, Fugaku Uchiha, was the leader of the Uchiha Clan and Kohonagakure’s military force.
Mikoto Uchiha, the mother of Sasuke, was a homemaker and skilled kunoichi in Konoha Village.
His elder brother Itachi Uchiha was a rog ninja and a member of Akatsuki.
Wife & Children
Sasuke married Sakura Haruno after the Fourth Great Ninja War.
Sasuke and Sakura have a daughter whose name is Sarada Uchiha.
Ino Yamanaka, a member of Team Asuma, had a crush on Sasuke.
Karin Uzumaki was madly in love with Sasuke.
Naruto Uzumaki, the strongest shinobi and the Hokage of Konoha village, is the best friend of Sasuke.
Sasuke has another friend named Sakura who later became his wife.
The Naruto anime/manga uses some Buddhist mythologies to explain its characters’ power source called Chakra, so it’s reasonable to assume that Sasuke is a Buddhist.
Sasuke belongs to Uchiha Clan and all Uchihas’s homes were near the Konoha Military Force. Now, he lives somewhere middle of the town with his family.
Sasuke made his debut in the Naruto anime on 3 October 2002 with the first episode.
We see Sasuke Uchiha in the very first chapter (Naruto Uzumaki!!) of the Naruto manga Vol 1 released on 3 March 2000.
There is a specific Naruto novel for Sasuke Uchiha titled Sasuke Shinden: Book Of Sunrise. This novel, written by Shin Towada and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto, describes Sasuke’s character in detail. However, one can also find Sasuke’s name in the other Naruto novels such as
- Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky
- The Last: Naruto the Movie
- Sakura Hiden: Thoughts of Love, Riding Upon a Spring Breeze
- Akatsuki Hiden: Evil Flowers in Full Bloom
- Boruto: Naruto the Movie
- Naruto: The Tale of the Utterly Purehearted Shinobi
- Itachi Shinden: Book of Bright Light
- Itachi Shinden: Book of Sunrise
- Naruto: Tales of a Gutsy Shinobi
- Naruto Jinraiden: The Day the Wolf Howled
- Konoha Shinden: Steam Ninja Scrolls
- Kakashi Retsuden: The Uchiha Descendants and the Heavenly Stardust
Sasuke, an important character in the Naruto series, is featured in various video games. The below-mentioned popular Naruto games give an opportunity to all Sasuke fans to explore his powers.
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja (2003)
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm (2008)
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (2010)
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (2013)
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (2016)
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker (2018)
The character ‘Sasuke Uchiha’ of the Naruto series has been cosplayed in the official live-stage show titled Live Spectacle Naruto. These shows took place in various cities/states of Japan such as Fukuoka, Osaka, Tokyo, and Miyagi. And countries, other than Japan, where these shows happened were Malaysia, Singapore, and Macao.
Live Spectacle Naruto (2015) in Tokyo, Fukuoka, Miyagi, and Osaka
Live Spectacle Naruto (2016) in Tokyo and Osaka
Live Spectacle Naruto (2017) in Tokyo and Osaka
Sasuke has appeared in the following Naruto OVAs.
Find the Four-Leaf Red Clover
Finally a Clash! Jonin vs Genin
Naruto x UT
Noriaki Sugiyama voiced Sasuke Uchiha in Japanese and Yuri Lowenthal became the voice of Sasuke in English. The names of voice actors who voiced Sasuke in other languages are listed below.
Noriaki Sugiyama, Nao Tōyama
Yuri Lowenthal, Erica Mendez
Yeong Seon Kim, Mi Na Yun
Victor Ugarte, Adolfo Moreno, Eduardo Bosch
Kunai is probably the most used weapon in the Naruto series by Ninjas. This tool is efficient in catching, stabbing, and distracting enemies. Moreover, shinobis integrate an explosive tag with kunai, increasing the efficiency of the attack.
The shuriken, which is a metal star with four prongs and a central hole, is frequently employed as a long-range combat weapon. Instead of a frontal assault, this ninja instrument is advantageous in producing a diversion in battles or pursuits.
Ninjas often carry explosive tags, which are small pieces of paper with Kanji symbols inscribed on them, in their weaponry. These tags, as the name implies, are meant to cause explosions. Shinobis can trigger these paper bombs by performing hand gestures or igniting them with fire.
Upon detonation, smoke bombs release gases or clouds of smoke. In the series, shinobis utilize them to evade, launch a surprise attack, or divert the attention of their adversaries. In missions categorized as A and S ranks or higher, ninjas commonly employ smoke bombs filled with noxious gas.
Shinobis carry Makibishi spikes for the purpose of setting traps or impeding the movement of their foes. If properly positioned, the traps are highly effective in ensnaring their targets and slowing them down.
Powers & Abilities
Sasuke aimed to become stronger to accomplish his objective of killing Itachi. Being a gifted shinobi, he possessed superior skills in various ninja techniques compared to Naruto, Sakura, and his other classmates.
This is the first Jutsu we see Sasuke performing in the Naruto series. That time he was appearing for the Genin exam. All little shinobis present there including Sasuke had to do Transformation Jutsu in front of their teachers, Iruka Umino and Mizuku. Sasuke performed this Jutsu excellently on the first attempt and passed the exam with flying colors.
Despite having a ‘Lightning’ Chakra nature, Sasuke, as an Uchiha, could also use Fireball Jutsu, a Firestyle ninja technique. He was impressed by Itachi’s proficiency in the technique and eventually learned it from his father.
Chidori, invented by Kakashi Hatake, is a close-range attack that requires the user to amass a concentrated amount of chakra in their palm. Only shinobis with the Lightning Chakra nature, like Sasuke, Kakashi, and others, can acquire and execute the Chidori technique. Kakashi taught this skill to Sasuke just before his combat against Gaara in the Chunin exams.
Shadow Clone Jutsu
Shadow Clone Jutsu is not a specialty of Sasuke. However, we see Sasuke performing Shadow Clone Jutsu quite often to escape enemy ambush or trick them. In present times, Sasuke can create ten solid clones.
Genjutsu is a deceptive technique that creates a transient illusion for the target. Most shinobis are aware of the fundamentals of dispelling basic Genjutsu. However, since this jutsu necessitates the Sharingan eyes, only Uchihas can execute it. Sasuke employed Genjutsu frequently throughout the series.
In the Naruto series, a shinobi can perform the Summoning Jutsu to summon a formidable creature from an alternate realm. The strength of the creature summoned is proportional to the ninja’s power (chakra). Sasuke first time summoned a hawk while fighting Danzo. Mostly, we see him summoning Manda (Lord Of Snake) formerly used by Orochumaru.
Demonic Illusion: Shakles Stakes Technique
Sasuke employs his Sharingan to ensnare his targets in Genjutsu, wherein they are trapped in an illusion of experiencing sharp spikes piercing through their bodies repeatedly. Like all Genjutsu, the spikes are illusory, exploiting sensory illusions to cause psychological stress on the target.
After leaving to train with Orochimaru, Sasuke further hones his skills in the Chidori, one of his signature techniques. This enables him to develop several advanced techniques that can utterly demolish his opponents. The Chidori Stream is one such technique that transforms this offensive move into a defensive one. Not only does it protect Sasuke from most attacks, but he can also manipulate this stream to strike multiple enemies simultaneously.
As a Rinnegan user, Sasuke gains access to all the potent abilities of this dōjutsu, including the Deva Path, one of the strongest techniques. With the Deva Path, Sasuke can utilize the power of attraction and repulsion to his advantage in combat. However, he needs to take a break before using these abilities again, as they cannot be activated simultaneously. This limitation prevents the technique from becoming too overpowered.
The Scorch Release technique is a powerful collaboration between Naruto and Sasuke, two friends and rivals who worked together to create it. Sasuke uses his Blaze Release while Naruto uses his Wind Release: Rasenshuriken. Together, the two techniques create a devastating Scorch Release attack that can overpower even the strongest opponents.
Kirin is a powerful technique that Sasuke developed after studying natural lightning and its behavior. By manipulating the atmospheric pressure and temperature, he can create thunderclouds, which then generate lightning that he can control using his chakra. Once the lightning is under his control, Sasuke can direct it to strike his target, causing devastating damage. The technique requires a great deal of preparation and natural resources, but its power is unmatched.
Chibaku Tensei is an incredibly powerful technique that allows the user to create a massive, dense sphere using gravitational forces. The user can then launch this sphere at their opponent, and upon impact, it will trap them within its gravitational pull, pulling in nearby objects and crushing everything within its grasp. It’s an incredibly powerful technique and was used by Sasuke’s Rinnegan to defeat Kaguya, one of the strongest villains in the series.
Sasuke’s most formidable attack is Indra’s Arrow, which he achieves by utilizing his Susanoo and absorbing the chakra of the Nine-Tailed Beasts. This excess chakra is then molded into the form of a longbow and arrow, producing a devastating offensive power that is rumored to be on par with Naruto’s renowned technique, the Six Paths: Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken – widely considered one of the Seventh Hokage’s most impressive moves.
As Sasuke’s hatred intensifies, he gains access to increasingly powerful jutsu. The different forms that his Sharingan takes as it evolves not only reflect the number of power boosts he receives but also the immense emotional anguish he experiences. Sasuke undergoes several transformations as the story progresses that are indicative of the increase in his power and the growing darkness within him.
Sasuke first awakens his Sharingan after witnessing Itachi’s massacre of the Uchiha clan. At this stage, his Sharingan has one tomoe in each eye. On adventures with Team 7, two and three Tomoe Sharingan gets awakened. The more Tomoe in his eyes, the more skilled he becomes in using it.
During a period when Orochimaru is ill, Sasuke takes the chance to absorb him by reversing Orochimaru’s Living Corpse Reincarnation technique. This allows Sasuke to acquire some of Orochimaru’s powers, including the ability to heal at a faster rate, use some of his jutsu, and increase his stamina. This absorption comes in handy for Sasuke in his fight against Itachi as he uses Orochimaru’s Body Replacement Technique to escape the effects of Amaterasu.
Orochimaru’s Curse Mark (Stage I)
Team 7 (Sasuke, Naruto, and Sakura) encounters Orochimaru during the chunin exams. In this scene, Orochimaru’s goal was to leave a curse mark on Sasuke’s body which he accomplished easily. This curse mark enhanced Sasuke’s strength overall. Initially, Sasuke hated this curse mark, but soon he began to use this more and more whenever he needed it which eventually led him towards Orochimaru in search of more power.
Orochimaru’s Curse Mark (Stage II)
The second stage of the Curse Mark significantly enhances Sasuke’s abilities, not only in terms of strength but also in terms of appearance. In this stage, Sasuke can grow wings, allowing him to fly and attack from the air. The wings also serve as a shield to protect Sasuke from incoming attacks. This transformation makes Sasuke at least ten times more powerful than his base form, making it a formidable weapon in his arsenal.
Sasuke unlocks the Mangekyo Sharingan after discovering the truth about Itachi and the Uchiha Clan massacre. With this, he gains access to Amaterasu, which he can use more powerfully than Itachi. Sasuke can even change the shape of Amaterasu’s black flames, giving him more versatility in battle, both offensively and defensively.
Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan
Sasuke gains the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan after transplanting Itachi’s eyes into his own. This powerful ocular ability enables him to use his techniques without the risk of going blind. Sasuke’s Susano’o also evolves and gains legs, making it more agile and versatile. With the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan, Sasuke becomes an even greater threat to his enemies.
Rinnegan: Sage Of Six Paths
After being recognized by Hagoromo as the reincarnation of Indra, Sasuke is granted the power of the Six Paths. As a result, he awakens the Rinnegan in his left eye with six tomoe while retaining his Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan in his right eye. Sasuke’s newfound abilities grant him immense power, enabling him to immobilize all of the Tailed-Beasts using Chibaku Tensei with a single clap of his hands. He also possesses the ability to teleport via Amenotejikara by swapping places with a nearby object.
During his last fight with Naruto at the Valley of the End, Sasuke enters Indra Mode by absorbing the chakra of the Tailed-Beasts. This allows him to strengthen his Susano’o, making it much more powerful than before. While Sasuke struggled to keep up with Naruto’s Kurama avatar initially, he effortlessly overpowers him after entering Indra Mode. Although Naruto initially holds back to prevent killing Sasuke, he realizes he must use his full power when Sasuke prepares Indra’s Arrow.
Battles & Duels
In the original Naruto series, Sasuke participates in battles alongside Team 7 but eventually turns against both the team and his own village of Konoha. After discovering the truth about Itachi’s past, Sasuke joins the Akatsuki and resolves to destroy the Hidden Leaf Village and its leaders. However, he ultimately helps Naruto and the allied shinobi forces to win the Fourth Great Ninja War. Here are the top battles filled with lots of thrills and amazing Jutsu moves from the Naruto series featuring Sasuke.
Sasuke Vs. Haku
The fight with the masked rogue ninja, Haku, is significant for both Sasuke and Naruto, as it is the first time Sasuke activates his Sharingan, and it also serves as a bonding moment for the two rivals. Haku’s ice mirrors provide a thrilling set-piece, and his high-speed movement keeps Sasuke and Naruto on their toes. During the fight, Sasuke makes a selfless move to save Naruto, which marks the beginning of their friendship.
Sasuke Vs. Gaara
Sasuke’s battle against Gaara in the Chunin Exams lives up to its hype. Sasuke impresses everyone by showing off his increased speed and mastery of the Chidori, his signature move. Despite injuring Gaara, the fight gets cut short due to the attack on Konoha. Sasuke pursues Gaara out of the stadium but is overpowered by Gaara’s new form. Naruto comes to Sasuke’s rescue, but Sasuke’s performance doesn’t need any saving.
Sasuke Vs. Orochimaru
After years of training under Orochimaru, Sasuke grows stronger and decides to sever ties with his teacher. During their final battle, Orochimaru tries to take over Sasuke’s body with a possession technique, but Sasuke turns the tables and absorbs Orochimaru instead. This victory solidifies Sasuke’s growth and marks a turning point in his journey toward achieving more power.
Sasuke Vs. Deidara
During Sasuke’s pursuit of Itachi, he confronts an Akatsuki member named Deidara. Deidara, who also bears a grudge against Itachi, sets his sights on killing Sasuke instead of joining forces with him. Sasuke manages to outsmart and overpower Deidara with his Sharingan and lightning jutsu, despite being constantly on the defensive against the Akatsuki member’s clay explosives. In the end, Sasuke narrowly escapes Deidara’s ultimate explosive attack.
Sasuke Vs. Killer Bee
Upon joining Akatsuki, Sasuke’s Taka group is assigned to capture the Eight-Tails from Jinchuriki, Killer B. The Raikage’s younger brother has unique swordsmanship that matches Sasuke and his team, even overpowering them at times. B’s transformations are powerful and force Sasuke to use his Mangekyo Sharingan. Though B seems to be captured, it’s later revealed to be a ruse. Even though it deprives Sasuke of a win, the fight still provides an opportunity to see Sasuke work with his team and against one of the series’ most likable characters.
Sasuke Vs. Naruto (Round 1)
When Sasuke defects to Orochimaru, Naruto doesn’t give up on his friend and decides to retrieve him by force. This leads to an emotional and brilliantly choreographed battle, arguably the best fight in the original “Naruto” anime. Both Sasuke and Naruto showcase their impressive abilities and signature moves, with Sasuke emerging as the victor. However, the fight is so evenly matched that it could have easily gone the other way. Overall, the battle is a standout moment for Sasuke and showcases his strength and determination.
Sasuke Vs. Danzo
Sasuke’s mission to the Kage Summit was to confront and kill Danzo, the man responsible for ordering the Uchiha massacre and whom he blames for Itachi’s involvement in it. Sasuke’s demeanor in this fight is particularly villainous, going to great lengths to take down Danzo, even at the expense of his ally Karin. The battle is filled with strange summoned creatures, illusions, and Danzo’s numerous reality-altering abilities granted by his use of Izanagi. Despite Danzo’s best efforts to take Sasuke and Tobi down with him, he ultimately sacrifices himself. Overall, the fight showcases Sasuke’s descent into darkness and his willingness to do whatever it takes to achieve his goal.
Sasuke Vs. Itachi
Sasuke has several notable battles throughout the Naruto series, but his fight with Itachi stands out as one of his most significant. Their brotherly bond, built up over the years, finally culminates in an epic battle that showcases a variety of fighting styles and techniques, including genjutsu illusions, close combat, and massive ninjutsu attacks like Susanoo and Kirin. The fight also reveals shocking story revelations that fundamentally redefine the entire series and make Itachi’s death an emotional moment.
Sasuke Vs. Kaguya
In the Fourth Great Ninja War, Team 7 and Obito Uchiha confront Kaguya Ōtsutsuki in the penultimate battle. As the progenitor of chakra, Kaguya is a formidable adversary with a range of jutsus and the ability to traverse dimensions. Despite each member of the team getting a chance to showcase their skills, the responsibility of sealing Kaguya falls to Naruto and Sasuke. The fight has high stakes and thrilling action, but it lacks the intense personal element that characterizes Sasuke’s greatest battles. Nonetheless, Naruto and Sasuke manage to save the world and everyone in it.
Sasuke Vs. Naruto (Round 2)
The culmination of the entire “Naruto” series is the epic rematch between Sasuke and Naruto, a battle of strength and willpower between the best of friends. Their powers are at their peak, and the fight includes massive, landscape-altering attacks, culminating in a brutal fistfight. Exhausted from their previous battles, the two end up losing an arm each and coming to a draw. Since Naruto and Sasuke cannot move due to severe injuries, so they start having conversations about their past and their bond which makes the scene too emotional and memorable. Sasuke gets a chance to sneak into Naruto’s memories where he sees Naruto’s years of struggle. Sasuke ends the battle as well as his unnecessary hatred towards Konoha Village with the sentence “ I’ve lost”. The fight is a perfect capstone to the long-running story and cements Sasuke and Naruto’s legacy as one of anime’s greatest rivalries.
Food: Onigiri and Tomatoes
- Kishimoto has admitted that Sasuke is the most challenging character for him to draw, despite being his favorite character to illustrate. The intricacies of Sasuke’s appearance, from his long hair to his unique blend of youthful and mature features, make it difficult for the mangaka to achieve perfection. Even other artists, like Horikoshi, have struggled with updating Sasuke’s costume due to its complexity. Ultimately, simplicity seems to be key when it comes to Sasuke’s design, as even minor alterations can prove challenging to draw consistently.
- Although Sasuke’s character was suggested by Horikoshi’s editors, this didn’t limit his unique qualities. However, Horikoshi did draw inspiration from various sources to flesh out Sasuke’s character. For instance, Hiei, a clairvoyant fire demon from the manga series Yu Yu Hakusho, served as a major influence on Sasuke’s character design.
- Horikoshi named Sasuke after a manga series he is a fan of, as well as after Sarutobi Sasuke, a Japanese ninja character with roots in historical fiction.
- One of the most profound emotional bonds in the series is between Sasuke and his elder brother, Itachi. In his early years, Sasuke fondly remembers his brother poking his forehead as a way of teasing him in a playful manner. This behavior is replicated by Sasuke himself, who can be seen doing the same with his wife and daughter in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, showcasing how these gestures have become a part of his way of expressing affection.
- Sasuke’s affinity for onigiri or rice balls, which are typically made by shaping white rice into a triangle or cylinder and can be filled with a variety of different ingredients, is well-known among fans. The Uchiha clan member has a particular fondness for onigiri filled with tomatoes and okaka, a flaky dish made from fermented fish filet, typically that of skipjack tuna.
- Sasuke’s aversion to sweet foods and nattō is well known. It’s unclear if his dislike for sweets is related to his personality or if he simply never developed a taste for them. As for nattō, it’s a traditional Japanese dish made from fermented soybeans and is notorious for its pungent smell and slimy texture. Despite its reputation as a healthy food, Sasuke has been shown to particularly dislike it.
- Sasuke’s skill set aligns more with cross-dominance, as opposed to being ambidextrous, as he appears to use his hands differently for separate tasks. His left hand is typically reserved for tasks that require more power, such as utilizing his signature jutsu, Chidori. In contrast, his right hand is utilized for tasks that require more finesse, like writing, sword-fighting, or shooting his bow and arrow.
- Even being a genius ninja in the ninja academy, Sasuke has a record of completing fewer missions compared to his comrades. So far, he has only completed a total of 16 missions that include seven D-rank missions, one C-rank mission, two B-rank missions, and six A-rank missions. However, he has yet to complete any S-rank missions, which is unusual for a ninja of his caliber.
- Kenji Taira, who was Kishimoto’s longtime assistant, created the popular Naruto spin-off series Rock Lee’s Springtime of Youth, which debuted in 2010. However, Taira wasn’t done yet – in 2014, he created another spin-off series titled Sasuke Uchiha’s Sharingan Legend. The series features a chibi art style and emphasizes the comedic elements of the Naruto characters rather than dramatic fight scenes. Despite the change in tone, Sasuke Uchiha’s Sharingan Legend has gained a following among Naruto fans.
- Sasuke Uchiha, despite his immense power, has never progressed past the rank of a Genin due to never getting another shot at the Chunin Exams. Even though he’s stronger than most Kage, his skill set and abilities remain unrecognized, putting him way above the rank of a Jonin.
- Sasuke’s Mangekyo Sharingan is unique among the Sharingan eyes as it consists of six points, unlike the traditional three-pointed design. The design is made up of three overlapping ellipses, and it also has inverse colors, with black designs on a red background.