Heroes die smiling | itachi Uchiha | Naruto manga | Masashi Kishimoto

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Heroes die smiling | itachi Uchiha |  Naruto manga |  Masashi Kishimoto

Heroes die smiling | itachi Uchiha | Naruto manga | Masashi Kishimoto


itachi Uchiha Naruto manga Masashi Kishimoto


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  • Itachi Uchiha
  • Naruto character
  • Itachi Uchiha by Masashi Kishimoto
  • First appearance Naruto manga chapter 139
  • Voiced by JapaneseHideo Ishikawa
  • EnglishCrispin Freeman

Skip Stellrecht (Naruto Episodes 29-30)



Sasuke Uchiha (brother)

Sakura Haruno (sister-in-law)

Sarada Uchiha (niece)

Ninja rank Rogue ninja

Akatsuki partner Kisame Hoshigaki


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Itachi Uchiha (うちは イタチ Uchiha Itachi) is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto. Itachi is the older brother of Sasuke Uchiha and is responsible for killing all the members of their clan, sparing only Sasuke. Though treated as an antagonist for much of the series, it is later revealed that Itachi slaughtered his clan in order to prevent a coup d’état which would result in a war, and that he had been acting in both Konoha’s and Sasuke’s best interests for the entire series.

Itachi has been featured in the Naruto films, has appeared once in an original video animation of Naruto, and is a playable character in most of the video games from the series. Itachi’s character has been popular with readers of the manga,[6] and has been positively received by critics. His appearance as an antagonist has been praised by several writers, although some have considered his initial appearance to be unsurprising. The gradual revelations of his past and its impact on the story has also received positive reception, and his fights were noted to be “one of the best” in the series. Numerous types of merchandise have been released in Itachi’s likeness, including keychains, plush dolls and figurines.


 Uchiha Itachi is one of the wisest character ever


Uchiha Itachi is one of the wisest character ever scripted in animeverse. For starters and those who have limited knowledge about Itachi or Naruto as an anime. Here is a description : [Its a bit long]


Born in Uchiha Clan, which was in alliance with Senju Clan then, bred an uprising against the village of Konoha. Uchihas were initially descendants of Indra Otsutsuki who believed in power. After being felt as treated secondary to Senju clan in the village as none of the Uchicha ever became a Hokage or attained a valued position in the village they bred more hatred towards the village and decided to rebel.

The current Hokage Hiruzen Sarutobi and Lord Danzo had knowledge of this and ordered complete annihilation of Uchiha Clan, as if they emerge to pull out a war it was going to restart the endless series of clan wars just like it was before establishment of Konoha.

Itachi had complete understanding of the consequences. He even at the tender age of 13 exceeded in wisdom and skill than most higher level shinobis. Danzo was after Shishui Uchiha’s eyes and to save the name of clan Shishui commits suicide and hands over his eye to Itachi, and takes a promise from him that he will save the Uchiha name and Konoha at all cost.

Itachi was the only next able shinobi who was capable of annihilating Uchiha as, if the Senju’s attacked them it would be an obvious war and would give rise to even more conflict if they survived. As a leader of Anbu Black Ops Danzo had meticulously planned Uchiha’s end via hands of Itachi. Itachi without a word of pain, accomplishes his mission sparing none, except his younger brother. He even kills his own parents, while his hands were shaking and he was trembling with pain within. He was supposed to join, an international criminal organization known as the Akatsuki.

No one except the leaf elders and Obito knew about this plan.

He purposely feeds Sasuke’s mind with hatred so that he grows and punishes Itachi for his sins. There is this thing with the Uchihas, they are extremely sensitive. When they feel extreme pain they awaken a new level of Sharingan – The Mangekyo Sharingan. Itachi lures Sasuke to awaken them to beat him someday. His plan was all along that if Sasuke kills him he will be considered as a hero to assassinate a rogue ninja and restore his clan. Thus it will both, restore Uchiha’s name and save the village from devastation.



Itachi chose hatred instead of honor

Pain instead of Love

Darkness instead of Light


Itachi chose hatred instead of honor Pain instead of Love Darkness instead of Light



From being a prodigy who would have rightly earned his place as the Fifth Hokage to a rogue ninja hated by every one, and no one ever knew how great Itachi’s sacrifice is! Its something we as normal humans are unable to comprehend, the pain that his heart must have felt while slaughtering his own clan-mates, his own comrades. He lost his clan, his pride, his love, seeded hatred in his brother, both his best friends committed suicide (Shishui and Kisame). The extent of pain Itachi endured and his will to protect the same village which despises him is beyond comprehension.


About his abilities, Itachi graduated at the age of 7, chunin at the age of 10, defeated several ANBUs at the age of 13! His Genjutsu is matched by no one. And I mean literally NO ONE. Not even Kakashi Hatake, who happens to become the Sixth Hokage stood a chance to touch him. Even Legendary Sannin of Konoha, Orochimaru could not match him with all his knowledge. He even breaks through the reanimation jutsu when all the other legendary shinobi including previous kages were trapped in it. He single handedly stops the Reanimation Jutsu and saves the world during the fourth shinobi war. And again no know knows about this.

He purposely holds back and plans his death by the hands of his own brother and gifts him his own eyes to awaken the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan. Itachi’s wisdom is his most appealing feature.


His loyalty: A true shinobi of Konoha to the very end, Itachi didn’t let the certainty of lifelong ostracization deter him from what, undoubtedly, was a suicide mission. His ‘special crow’ seeded inside Naruto is one of many reminders of the same.
His sheer determination: Fighting a terminal illness just to provide his brother a chance at closure is not an easy thing to do.
His persona: Prodigy. Pacifist. Affectionate towards his brother. Antagonist to his clan and (supposedly) his village.Kishimoto-sensei thought of Itachi Uchiha with quite a juxtaposition in mind; and presented him with care. The enigma that Itachi is, is unfolded with such care throughout the series that one can’t help but be affected.
Duty vs. Honour (dipped in a lot of courage): Anbu at 13. Akatsuki just a short time later. Loyal to his village. Dedicated to his brother. Murderer of the Uchiha clan. Despite the massive burden of his circumstances weighing him, (with imminent blindness and a chronic illness chipping away at him), he’s one of, if not, the most powerful characters in Naruto.


Itachi chose hatred instead of honor


In Naruto

Itachi’s Sharingan

Itachi’s Sharingan

Itachi’s Sharingan (above) before its transformation to Mangekyo Sharingan (below)


Itachi’s Mangekyo Sharingan

Itachi’s Mangekyo Sharingan

Itachi is a member of the Uchiha Clan from the village of Konohagakure and the elder brother of Sasuke Uchiha. He grew up as the child prodigy of the Uchiha clan, establishing milestones for not only Sasuke, but also for future Uchiha to live up to. His early childhood was marred by war, the violence of which caused him to seek peace at any cost. Upon learning that his clan was planning a coup d’état to take control of Konoha, after his clan was accused of attacking the village with the Nine Tails, Itachi provides Konoha with intelligence on his clan’s actions during his two years as a member of the ANBU. Over time, Itachi distances himself from his clan, as some clan members believed he murdered his best friend, Shisui Uchiha, to gain the Mangekyo Sharingan.

In reality, as Shisui possesses the ability to subliminally manipulate others and shares Itachi’s love for the village, he intended to use his gift on the Uchiha clan leader to stop the coup d’état. However, Shisui is mortally wounded by the Leaf High Council member Danzo Shimura, who then takes his eye to achieve his own ideal of peace. When Shisui entrusts Itachi with his remaining eye, Itachi covers up Shisui’s death and made it appear it was his doing. Eventually, in return for Danzo’s offer to spare his younger brother, Itachi slaughters his entire clan. After creating the misconception that he murdered their family in cold blood to give Sasuke the mindset to become strong enough to kill him once he is capable, Itachi leaves the village, although he warns Danzo not to harm Sasuke. Meeting up with Konoha’s Third Hokage Hiruzen Sarutobi, who promises to do what he can to look after Sasuke, Itachi reveals his intentions to continue to protect the village from the shadows. Soon after perceiving them as a threat to Konoha, Itachi joins the Akatsuki to ensure they do not endanger his village. Itachi becomes good friends with his partner Kisame Hoshigaki, who expresses concern for Itachi’s wellbeing.

Itachi debuts in Part I after Hiruzen’s death, when he uses his infiltration of Konoha to hunt down Naruto Uzumaki as an excuse to secretly check on Sasuke’s wellbeing.After engaging with Kakashi and some of Konoha’s forces, he reveals Akatsuki’s goal to gather the Jinchuriki of the nine tailed beasts. Itachi also learns that Naruto is under the protection of Jiraiya and sets up a trap to lure the experienced ninja away to grab the boy. However, as Jiraiya comes to Naruto’s aid, Itachi finds himself facing Sasuke and directs his brother back on the path of getting stronger by defeating him before he and Kisame fall back.

In Part II, Itachi uses one of Sasori’s informants as a clone of himself to hold off Naruto and the rest of his team while he and the others seal away Shukaku the One Tail.Itachi remains on the sidelines until learning that Sasuke has finally severed his ties to Orochimaru, having absorbed him and now being strong enough to settle matters. Prior to his fight with Sasuke, Itachi meets with Naruto and, after questioning his intentions to save Sasuke, ensures the youth’s safety with a crow with Shisui’s Sharingan as a countermeasure against Sasuke if he gains his Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan and attempts to attack Konoha.Sasuke ultimately tracks him down and they engage in their final battle, during the course of which he uses his Mangekyo Sharingan to push Sasuke to his limits. In doing so, Orochimaru is drawn out from Sasuke’s body, and Itachi seals him away with his Susanoo before finally succumbing to his mysterious illness. As his final act, Itachi implants his Amaterasu technique within Sasuke, meant as a protective measure that will kill Tobi in case he ever tries to approach Sasuke and reveal the truth of their clan’s slaughter. Unfortunately, having knew where Itachi’s loyalties truly lie, Tobi survived and reveals the truth of Itachi’s actions to Sasuke. This gives Sasuke a resolve to destroy the village, eventually having his brother’s Mangekyo Sharingan implanted on him.

Itachi reappears later during the Fourth Great Ninja War, brought back by Kabuto Yakushi using the Reanimation Jutsu, a forbidden summoning jutsu that brings the dead back as immortal corpses, to fight on Tobi’s side.Paired with Nagato and forced to fight Naruto and Killer Bee against his will, Itachi learns of his brother’s intentions and summons the crow he gave Naruto to regain his free will.After sealing Nagato,Itachi heads out to stop Kabuto and encounters Sasuke, with his younger brother wanting to know the truth once it is over.

After a long battle, Itachi is pushed to use Izanami to trap Kabuto in an eternal time-loop in his own mind, to have him break his jutsu. His soul beginning to fade, Itachi uses his Sharingan to project his memories to Sasuke to reveal the full story of the events leading to the Uchiha Clan Massacre. Telling his brother that he does not have to forgive him, Itachi tells Sasuke that he will always love him, no matter what choice he makes from then on. With his brother’s parting words, and accepting defeat after his final battle with Naruto, Sasuke renounces destroying the village and devotes himself to protecting it, fulfilling Itachi’s wish for his younger brother. Sasuke even adopts Itachi’s habit of poking on the forehead as a sign of affection, which Sasuke does with his wife Sakura and daughter Sarada.


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“People Live their Lives bound by what they accept as correct and true. That is how they define “Reality” . But what does it mean to be “correct” or “true”? They are merely vague concepts… Their “Reality” may all be a mirage. Can we consider them to be simply living in their own world, shaped by their beliefs?” – To Sasuke during their fight

“You don’t become Hokage to be acknowledged by everyone. The one who is acknowledged by everyone becomes the Hokage” – To Naruto Uzumaki

“The ones who aren’t able to acknowledge their own selves are bound to fail.” – To Kabuto during their fight

“You do not know what kind of a human you are until you are close to death” – To Kisame when they first meet.

“I failed. I won’t put myself above you and tell you this and that, it’s too late. So this time for once, let me tell you one small truth. It’s all right if you never forgive me, but no matter what you become, I will always love you.” – To Sasuke, Itachi’s Last Words

“Sorry Sasuke, ….there wont be a next time” – I cried at this one




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