Role of Death in Naruto

Requires having completed the series. A lot of people claim Kishimoto does not really have the guts to kill characters off. While this is more or less true, and while there have been some moments where most other writers would’ve killed their characters where Kishimoto failed, the concept of death is a very real presence. Examine how through the characters of Kushina, Minato, Obito’s afterlife sequence, Kakashi with his father, and of course Hiruzen, Jiraiya, Itachi, Asuma, and Neji.

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