Sakura Haruno is one of the most popular characters in the Naruto franchise. She is a kunoichi from the Hidden Leaf Village and a pivotal member of Team 7, along with Uzumaki Naruto and Uchiha Sasuke.
Although Sakura was under Naruto’s and Sasuke’s shadow for a long period of time, she is a highly intelligent, analytical, and strategic character who can hold onto her own during tough situations.
She has also proven herself to be one of the greatest medical ninjas in the Naruto Universe, if not the greatest. This article will highlight amazing facts and trivia involving Sakura Haruno that some fans might still not know.
Interesting Facts About Sakura Haruno
From the meaning of her name to her impressive feats on the battlefield, there are some pretty interesting things to know about Konoha’s cherry blossom.
Compared to Naruto and Sasuke, the other two main characters besides Sakura, she was rarely given the opportunity to showcase her full mental and physical capabilities.
However, Sakura became a more confident character and overcame her adversity after training under her sensei, Tsunade Senju.
Although Sakura gets a lot of sticks from Naruto fans, she also has thousands of fans who relate to her character. For young anime fans in the early 2000s, especially girls, Sakura was one of the few anime female leads to look up to.
Here is a list of amazing facts and trivia surrounding Sakura Haruno:
#10 Can Resist Genjutsu
Sakura is shown to have high resistance to Genjutsu and can easily repel some of the strongest Genjutsu with ease thanks to her amazing chakra control.
During the course of the series, Sakura has displayed the ability to cancel Genjutsu and resist powerful techniques such as Kabuto’s Temple of Nirvana. This being said, Sakura is not completely immune to Genjutsu as Sasuke was able to place her under one during the Fourth Great Ninja War.
#9 Didn’t Belong To Any Clan
Sakura unlike other characters in the series didn’t have affiliations to any clans. Her parents are normal civilians in the Hidden Leaf Village. Sakura is the only child of Kizashi and Mebuki Haruno, and they were introduced in the film, Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie.
Now that she is happily married to Sasuke Uchiha, she proudly wears the Uchiha crest on her back and is a member of this legendary clan.
#8 Massively Popular And Loyal Fanbase
While there are several fans in the Naruto community who don’t like Sakura, there are equally many who adore and cherish her for what she is. Sakura is one of the most popular characters in Naruto Universe and undoubtedly the most popular female.
She consistently ranks very highly in character popularity polls, be it an official poll or a non-official one, thanks to her very loyal fanbase. Just recently during the Narutop99 popularity poll, Sakura came in 3rd position as the most popular character in the series beating the likes of Kakashi, Jiraiya, Hinata, Sasuke, and Naruto.
#7 Amazing Chakra Control
Amidst the debates and critiques surrounding Sakura Haruno, one lesser-known fact that often gets overshadowed is her incredible chakra control. It can be argued that Sakura along with her teacher Tsunade, has the best chakra control in the entire Naruto series. This amazing ability of hers is what led her to be a fine medical ninja.
Sakura is able to perform Chakra Enhanced Strength, which requires immense chakra control and concentration. Additionally, Shizune refers to the 100 healings mark as the pinnacle of chakra control. Sakura achieved 100 healings during the Fourth Great Ninja War which easily proves that she has the best chakra control in the entire series along with Tsunade.
#6 Appearance Changes
Sakura is best known for her bright pink hair and green eyes. She undergoes several changes in appearance throughout the course of the story.
In the original Naruto anime that aired starting from 2002, Sakura has short hair and wears a red outfit with a white circle on the back.
Moving on to the later half of the series, Naruto Shippuden, Sakura has longer hair and wears a pink outfit with a red circle on the backside.
In Boruto, she has short hair again.
#5 Hobbies And Interests
Being a talented medical ninja, Sakura likes to train and improve her skills. Besides this, she enjoys studying, gardening, and spending time with her friends.
Sakura also has a special interest in the cherry blossom trees that bloom in Konohagakure during the spring.
Sakura was a bit over-obsessed with Sasuke at the beginning. She grew out of that obsession and became more mature in the later half of the series.
#4 Voice Actress
Sakura is voiced by Chie Nakamura in the Japanese version of the Naruto Series. Nakamura is a very talented voice actress and has voiced other popular characters like Momo Yaoyorozu in My Hero Academia.
In the English version of Naruto Anime, Sakura is voiced by Kate Higgins.
#3 Birthday, Height, And Food
Sakura was born on March 28 and her height is 161 cm in Part 2 of the Naruto series. Her favorite food is Umeboshi, a popular kind of Japanese pickle with an extremely sour and salty taste. She also prefers sweet red bean soup and cherry blossom-flavored mochi.
According to Naruto Fluff, Sakura also enjoys syrup-coated anko dumplings, and a jelly-like dessert called Anmitsu.
#2 Sakura Delivered Sarada In A Hide-Out
Sarada, the first and only child of Sasuke and Sakura was born approximately 3 years after the Fourth Great Ninja War. Their daughter Sarada, who is 12 years old in Boruto Manga currently has already awakened her Mangekyo Sharingan.
Because Sakura refused to leave Sasuke during his journey despite being pregnant, Sarada Uchiha was delivered with the help of Uzumaki Karin in one of Orochimaru’s hideouts.
#1 Sakura’s Name Origin
Sakura’s name is inspired by Japan’s national flower, cherry blossom. Her first name Sakura represents Cherry Blossom, and her last name, Haruno means spring field.
Masashi Kishimoto, the author and creator of the Naruto series saw this name fit for Sakura as he had big plans for her ever since the beginning. Kishimoto has also revealed that Sakura’s personality is based on his wife’s personality.
Overall, Sakura Haruno is a well-rounded ninja with a diverse set of abilities. Her medical ninjutsu, superhuman strength, chakra control, Genjutsu resistance, summoning jutsu, and intelligence make her a very valuable member of the Shinobi world and definitely, a force to be reckoned with in battle.
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