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Why Sakura Hiden’s novel needs to be animated


There are tons of material in Naruto Light Novels that begs to be animated, especially Sakura Hiden’s novel which shows how powerful the female ninja is!

Sakura Haruno is one of the most underrated characters of all Naruto. The young ninja started the series as an unskilled fighter but ended up as one of the strongest and most important characters in the ninja world. Sakura has surpassed her master Tsunade in both strength and medical ninjutsu. She helped end the Fourth Shinobi World War and helped save the world from Kaguya Otsutsuki. Sakura’s contributions shaped the ninja world, but her accomplishments didn’t stop at the end of the anime. Unfortunately, these great moments have not yet been animated.

After the end of Naruto, a series of light novels has been published detailing the events that took place after the end of the Fourth Shinobi World War. These novels focused on various supporting characters like Gaara, Shikamaru, and Sakura. The light novel Sakura Hiden: thoughts of love, riding a spring breeze gives Sakura more important character moments than the anime ever did. This novel shows just how great a character Sakura is.


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Sakura is a vital part of the village

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One of the first things Sakura does after the war is to open a mental health clinic. She notices that many children find it difficult to adjust to life after the war. The stress of war and the trauma of the deaths of loved ones have negatively impacted children’s mental health in several villages. The clinic run by Sakura, with help from Ino, helps these children recover from their trauma.

Sakura understands firsthand from her experience with Naruto and Sasuke how much unresolved trauma can hurt a person. The light novel shows how compassionate and empathetic a Sakura person is. The clinic also gives Sakura a purpose and motivation that exists outside of Naruto and Sasuke. Sakura opened the clinic because it’s something she believes in and cares about deeply, showing that she can fend for herself as a character. She doesn’t need her teammates to be an interesting character in their own right.


Sakura’s mental health clinic is so successful that Gaara personally asks her to open one in Sungakure. Sakura’s medical expertise is respected both in Konoha and internationally. Leaders from all over the country understand how competent she is. Sakura has become more than just a Tsunade student. She has her own reputation and heritage that follows her.

Well done romance

Romance has never been Narutothe strongest element of the series. Relationships are never fully developed nor time to form naturally. Usually a person starts out with a crush on another person and ends up in a relationship after awhile. the Sakura hiden novel corrects this flaw in the main series. Romantic relationships in Naruto finally get the time and importance they deserve.


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In the novel, Sakura begins to notice that her friends have started serious relationships. Naruto and Hinata started dating, Shikamaru and Temari went their separate ways, and Ino expressed romantic feelings for Sai. Sakura begins to wonder if she will ever have this type of relationship with Sasuke. The nature of Sakura and Sasuke’s relationship is explored and questioned. The question is asked and finally answered if Sasuke feels the same form of love Sakura feels for him.

Sakura shows her power

Notoriously, Sakura didn’t have too many fights in Naruto Where Naruto Shippuden. Even fewer of these fights were one-on-one. In the anime, Sakura rarely gets a chance to show how strong she really is. The light novel finally gives him this opportunity. Sakura fights several powerful opponents on her own, proving that she deserves to be considered one of the powerhouses of the series.


The novel’s main antagonist had discovered a way to synthetically create tailed beast cloaks. Sakura single-handedly defeats several ninjas who have received the power of a Tailed Beast. These fights also show the extent of Sakura’s Jutsu Creation Rebirth as she heals from severe wounds and continues the fight. If these fights were lively, more Naruto fans would finally understand how powerful the female member of Team 7 is.

Some Naruto novels have been animated in the past. Shikamaru Hiden: A Drifting Cloud in Silent Darkness was adapted into a mini-arc towards the end of Naruto Shippuden, while Konoha Hiden: the perfect day for a wedding has also been adapted in the later episodes of the series. the Sakura hiden novel could easily be adapted into a short infill arch for Boruto. It would be especially interesting for fans to learn more about Sarada’s parents and how their relationship started.


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