Naruto is one of the best long-running Anime. It has a lot of characters, some of who are villains and unforgettable characters who have strong attachments to their fans. Where we see the characters dying in the episodes, and here we have ranked the saddest death that has had an impact on their fans.
18. Hoshigaki Kisame
Kisame was a great fighter who joined the seven Ninja Swordsmen of the mist. He was under his superior, known as Fuguki Suikazan. Other ninjas feared him as he could kill his comrades who leaked out their intel from instruction from Fuguki.
He was named the monster of the hidden mist. Later, he even killed his superior, Fuguki, as he discovered he was a traitor selling information to other ninjas. Afterward, he joined Akatsuki and partnered with Itachi, who share the same history of killing their traitors’ comrades.
Kisame lost his friend Atachi who died, and he felt the guilt of killing his comrades and felt hopeless when he was captured. He decided to commit suicide by feeding himself to the sharks. To prevent leaking out Akatsuki intel.
Kimimaro, a member of the Kaguya clan, was most feared for his abilities and was locked up in a cage and only released when a battle arose. He was recruited as the most loyal ninja by Orochimaru, and he finally found his purpose in life.
He later became sick and wasn’t cured. The illness weakened him, and when he fought with Gaara, he activated the earth’s cursed seal, making him appear as a dinosaur.
He became slower, but its strength increased as he smashed through Gaara Sand’s defenses. He succumbed due to his illness when trying to kill Gaara. His legacy inspired Jugo, who followed Sasuke in his group.
During the bloody mist era, Utakata was a loyal shinobi of kirigakure and later became the jinchuriki of the six-tails. Being a student under Harusame, he was frustrated as his master was angry when he returned the scroll, which he was supposed to track and locate the scroll.
Harusame found the tailed beast in Utakata and attempted to extract the six-trail Saken, but unfortunately, the process didn’t go well. He had special fighting abilities like using soap bubbles and using jinchuriki transformations.
Later, he was attacked by Nagato’s six paths of pain, where he fought them and managed to defeat two as he was overwhelmed by the others and captured. Akatsuki tried to extract the Saiken from Utakata, which led him to die.
Yahiko was an orphan during the second shinobi war when he came from Amegakure. He met other orphans like Nagato and Konan. Yahiko wanted to end the war so they could have peace. They decided to look for Jiraya, who taught them basic ninjutsu and looked after them.
After receiving the training, Yahiko formed a defensive group which later included the original Akatsuki that wanted to create a world of peace and had a lot of supporters who joined them. Akatsuki threatened other regimes where Hanzo and Danzo Shimura wanted to eliminate Akatsuki’s three leading ninjas.
The dictator Hanzo finally captured them and made Nagato either kills Konan in front of them or kill Yahiko. Nagato being in a difficult position to choose Yahiko decided to be killed and left a solid message to Nagato to continue with the peace.
14. Shisui Uchiha
Shisui Uchiha, a member of the Uchiha clan, graduated from the academy during the third shinobi world war. He started using a Body Flicker Technique which drew a lot of attention and was named “Shisui of the Body Flicker.
Uchihas were planning for a coup de tat, a move from the elder Danzo Shimura, who was trying to manipulate the leader of Uchihas. He chose to attack Shisui to get his eyes for himself so that Danzo could control the village the way he wanted, but he only managed to get one of Shisui’s eyes.
Shisui decided to give his second eye to his friend Itachi as he trusted him to protect the village and Uchihas’s name. He wrote a suicide note and killed himself as he fell into the Naka river to prevent conflict from arising over his eyes. He believed his death would awaken Itachi to succeed him in his mission.
13. Neji Hyuga
Born in the Hyuga clan, Neji was a genius. Being a branch house member, he was forbidden to learn any advanced technique, but he could master the techniques by observing. He topped his class and graduated from the academy, where Neji was added to the Team Guy.
He grew stronger as he trained with his teammates and was motivated not to lose in a fight to protect his family and friends. Neji gave his life to save Hinata from attack, and he was also protecting Naruto at the same time when they were fighting in combat. Neji’s death brought a profound impact on the lives of Shinobi and his most fan.
12. Granny Chiyo
Granny Chiyo was a retired counselor named by the Sunagakure villagers as Honoured Grandmother Chiyo. Chiyo and his brother were honorable people as they were experts in handling poison and making puppets.
She used her skills during the second Shinobi World War. She even participates in fights with Hanzo and his salamander many times so that she can study the venom used to create an antidote against it.
Chiyo taught her orphan grandson the puppet technique, and he became instrumental as he developed puppets and poisons. Sasori converted the third kazekage into a human puppet, and he used his puppet to fight against Chiyo and Sakura.
Chiyo managed to defeat his grandson by stabbing his heart and died. Chiyo sacrifices her life to resurrect Gaara to make him jinchuriki and dies peacefully.
11. Sasori of the Red Sand
Sasori was a member of the Shinobi who was a genius in making a puppet that he was taught by her grandmother Chiyo. He made puppets that resemble his parents, who were killed. He became most feared during the Third Shinobi World war and was named “Sasori of the Red Sand.”
Sasori was recruited to join Akatsuki, where he developed a human puppet and a puppet of himself.
He returned to Sunagakure village with Deidara to attack and capture Shukaku,kazekage, and Gaara. He fought against his grandmother Chiyo and Sakura, where he used the kazekage puppet to combat but were all destroyed and defeated by Chiyo puppets and Sakura. Chiyo managed to stop Sasori from attacking again as she used his parent’s puppet to stab him in the core through the embrace.
She was from Amegakure village and was one of the founders of the Akatsuki group. She joined hands with Nagato after the death of Yahiko to take control of Akatsuki.
Later, Nagato died, and she defected from Akatsuki and became the head of her village of Amegakure. She was the last trio to die, and her death was sad. She fought with Tobi, who wanted to know the remains body of Nagato.
He managed to kill Konan, but he also lost his arm during the battle and split Konan’s body into two halves using Kamui. She sacrificed herself to protect her friend and find real peace.
9. Hiruzen Sarutobi
He was a powerful ninja who was the youngest Shinobi to become the third Hokage who served for the longest time. Hiruzen had a new team of graduates consisting of his son Asuma, but he had his favorite student Orochimaru who was a genius like him.
Orochimaru failed him as he hoped he would take over him, but that didn’t happen as he went astray and defected from Konoha. Hiruzen attempted to use the reaper Death Seal to seal his former student Orochimaru, but he failed in the process, which caused his death.
He decided to protect his village as a good Hokage by fighting his favorite student, where he managed to seal both of his arms and make them useless though he didn’t finish him off.
8. Sarutobi Asuma
Sarutobi Asuma was a former member of twelve guardian Ninjas from the Sarutobi clan. He led Team 10, leading Ino Yamanaka, Shikamaru Nara, and Choji Akimichi. He was a student of his father, Hiruzen Sarutobi, and he disagreed with his father and left Konoha to follow his desires.
Asuma was sent on a mission with his partners Hagane, Shikamaru, and Kamizuki, who were to capture a pair of Akatsuki. Asuma meets head-on with Hidan in a fight where he manages to pierce Asuma’s heart.
His last moment scene was sad with his student Shikamaru as he smoked his last cigarette while speaking hurtful words to him. Asuma died, leaving her girlfriend Kurenai pregnant and without marrying her.
7. Rin Nohara
Rin Nohara a member of team Minato and a chunin of konahagakure. Rin was heading to Konoha village with her friend Kakashi. She was implanted with three tails by Madara, and she knew when they reached the village Madara would take over.
She decided to talk with Kakashi about killing her, but he refused to make her request. When Kakashi was fighting with a fake cloud shinobi and trying to kill the cloud shinobi, Rin jumped in and got killed instead, which was accidental to Kakashi.
He felt sad to lose his two friends, Obito and Kakashi. Rin sacrificed her life for the betterment of his friends and her people.
6. Obito Uchiha
Obito Uchiha, a member of the Uchiha clan, was believed to die twice. He had a strong bond with Kakashi, but during the Third Shinobi War, he was assumed dead after sacrificing to protect his teammate Kakashi Hatake in a cave. Obito was crushed by a rock when the roof caved in.
Fortunately, he didn’t die and was saved by Madara. Madara trained Obi, and he was manipulated by him, having inherited his plan to create an ideal world. During this time, his name changed to Tobi.
As Tobi was proceeding with Madara’s plan, he came to find out the truth about Rin’s death, changed his plan, and saved the world he wanted to change. He died rescuing his teammate Kakashi when Kaguya attacked him.
5. Nagato Uzumaki
Nagato Uzumaki was a member of the Shinobi of the Amegakure clan who was a war orphan and joined with his friends Yahiko and Konan to form Akatsuki. He had an ambition of prevailing peace to stop violence in the Shinobi world just like his friends, and after Yahiko died, he took over with Konan to lead the new Akatsuki.
Nagato died a noble death when he performed Rinne Tensei. He wanted to revive the people he had killed when he invaded Konoha.
4. Zabuza Momochi And Haku
Zabuza and Haku were the first Ninja dual anti-protagonist that appeared in Naruto. They had set the standard for future villains who were ruthless and believed to be human weapons. They were both raised in hidden Mist villages that practice brutal battle.
They eliminate any enemy who comes in their path. When they fought team 7, Zambezi was saved by Haku, who died protecting him, and Zambezi was killed when fighting for the respect of Haku’s lifelong loyalty as he killed Gato and his men.
Zambezi requested Kakashi to bury him next to Haku to reconnect in the afterlife. In their last moments, they realized how important everyone was and the importance of life.
3. Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki
Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki first met in the Ninja Academy. Kushina came as a new student and got along with Minato as he treated her kindly and fell in love. Minato came from a leaf village, while kushina was from the Uzumaki clan.
The two were regarded as powerful ninjas as they survived the attack from Nine Tails. They had a son called Naruto, who they portrayed as the best parents and passed their extraordinary ability to their son.
Naruto never saw his parents as they died protecting him, and they even sealed their mindfulness into Naruto’s mind when Nine Tails progressed further.
2. Itachi Uchiha
Itachi Uchiha, also in the Anime, died twice, making fans cry for days. He sacrificed his image and reputation in his village by saving his brother Sasuke by killing his clan. His action caused him to be a bad guy in his village, and the brother he loved saw him as a villain.
He distanced himself from the village and his brother only later on, after some years, to be killed by his only beloved brother Sasuke. He died feeling released from his past regrets. Kabuto had plans to attack Konoha and decided to reanimate Itachi, whose relief didn’t last long, and use him in his plans.
He reunited with his little brother Sasuke and teamed up to fight Kabuto, but his reincarnated body dissipated, and he died after getting the chance to show his love to his brother.
Jiraiya was a weird character with a perverted, loveable personality and a strange figure. He had immense power and was not the that serious guy himself, and he became the best mentor to Naruto.
He was a father figure to Naruto and raised three orphans who trained him to be a powerful guy and protected Kanoha from the shadows. Jiraiya was brutally killed as he died from battling the pain when he successfully had the information he needed after being defeated.
His death was sad as the lovable character died brutally with multiple back pains. He had a strong faith in Naruto as he taught him well and died with relief as he smiled.