Part I


  • In Naruto Ending 12 - Parade, Sakura catches a falling leaf while Naruto walks away. Staring at the leaf, Sakura holds it until it breaks into several pieces, forming a human-like shape. As the figure holds out its hand, Sakura reaches to grab it, but suddenly wakes up in her room with a poster on the wall that says, "一生愛の人生よ (Isshō ai no jinsei yo)" meaning "Always a life of love" or "A life with love throughout".
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Naruto's light

  • In Naruto Ending 14 - Pinocchio, Naruto can be seen in a moody face. His moody expression changes when a light suddenly brighten towards him. Towards the light, Naruto sees Sakura standing somewhere in the woods near a lake. Naruto seems very happy when he saw Sakura.

Part II


  • In Naruto Shippuden Opening 2 - Distance, there is a series of shots that jump between Naruto's bloody hand rising and clenching into a fist, and Sakura turning to her right and crying out something.
  • In Naruto Shippuden Opening 8 - Diver, Naruto is drowning in a sea of red water, when Sakura puts her hand on his back, at which the water changes to blue, and pushes him toward the surface. Later, others also place their hands on Naruto's back.
  • The lyrics of Naruto Shippuden opening 9 - Lovers are relate to Naruto consoling Sakura about her decision to kill Sasuke and how much they have been through together. Lovers (Original and English translation lyrics).
  • In Naruto Shippuden opening 10 - Newsong Naruto is shown running recklessly. In the middle of a plain where Sakura appears to be waiting for him, Naruto suddenly stops rather close to her and starts leaning in close to her face, while she leans backwards in embarrassment.
  • In Naruto Shippuden opening 12 - Moshimo, Naruto and Sakura are seen walking together through the village, thinking about Sasuke.


  • In Naruto Shippuden Ending 1 - Meteor ~Shooting Star~, Sakura takes her photo of Team 7 and goes to sit at her bed. She then looks out the window, and Naruto is shown sitting on top of a water tower looking down. They appear to make eye contact, and Sakura smiles. As Naruto apparently stares at her, various flashbacks are shown depicting Naruto's jealousy of how Sasuke stole all of the girls' attention, but then sees the Team 7 photo and looks up, smiling, to see a shooting star.
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"Long Kiss Goodbye" Sountrack Cover

  • Naruto Shippuden Ending 7 - Long Kiss Goodbye is dedicated to Asuma and Kurenai's relationship. In the ending, Asuma along with Naruto and Shikamaru appears after Kurenai along with Sakura and Ino. It is seems that Naruto appears for Sakura and Shikamaru appears for Ino.
    • In the "Long Kiss Goodbye" soundtrack cover, Naruto and Sakura are seen alone together as the cover of the sondtrack. In the cover, they are seen together at the bridge where Kurenai is standing as she holds the pinwheel and watches Asuma leaves in the ending of the song.
  • In Naruto Shippuden Ending 12 - For You, Jiraiya pushes Naruto toward Sakura, causing Sakura to flinch in surprise, and Naruto to walk away in embarrassment, with Sakura eventually following them, Orochimaru, Sasuke, and Tsunade. Later, Naruto is shown sitting alone on the swing when he looks up and to his surprise, sees Sakura pulling her arms towards while facing him and mouthing "For you".
  • In Naruto Shippuden Ending 16 - Mayonaka no Orchestra (Midnight Orchestra), a naked Sakura stands against a steamed window as she draws Naruto's face.
  • In the second version of Naruto Shippuden Ending 17 - Freedom, Sakura is walking with a stormy sky above her, but as she gets closer to her destination the sky becomes very sunny. She eventually comes to Naruto, who is sitting on the ground watering a plant. Standing up, he gives her a big grin; after initially looking worried, Sakura smiles back at him.
  • In Naruto Shippuden Ending 19 - Place to Try, Naruto is shown with several villagers initially glaring at him, but facing towards him as he gets older rapidly. The villagers then gather around Naruto and Sakura, in the middle of a circle.
  • In Naruto Shippuden Ending 22, Sakura raises her hands upwards, and the shot fades out to one of Naruto in such a way that Naruto's head appears between her hands.
  • In Naruto Shippuden Ending 24, Naruto imagines Sakura’s dolls for himself and her touching each other in the reflection of his eye.
  • In Naruto Shippuden Ending 34 - Rainbow's Sky, Sakura is seen helping support a beaten down Naruto walk to the Ichiraku Ramen. When Naruto order the ramen, Sakura sigh after seeing Naruto so much energetic.


Part I

Land of Tea Arc


Naruto carrying Sakura on his back.

When Naruto creates a Rasengan underwater, a whirlpool appears. Naruto is able to save Sakura from drowning, swimming to the surface with her. Naruto carries Sakura on his back, but trips, causing the two of them to fall to the ground. Sakura pretends to be passed out, hoping Sasuke will perform mouth-to-mouth on her. However, Naruto attempts this instead of Sasuke, disgusting Sakura, who quickly pushes him away.

Later on the mission, Idate flirts with Sakura, greatly angering Naruto. At one point, Naruto and Idate decide to execute part of the mission alone; Sakura immediately protests and is only stopped by Sasuke.

Land of Rice Fields Arc

While on a mission with Sakura, Jiraiya and a girl named Sasame, Naruto battles a man named Kagerou and eventually hits him with a Rasengan. However, the Kagerou is able to escape with the aid of his two allies. After being reminded of Sakura by Jiraiya, Naruto quickly runs to her side, but asks Sasame of her well-being first, angering Sakura.


Naruto catching Sakura.

In Orochimaru's hideout, Sakura nearly falls into a trap with spikes at the bottom. Naruto is able to save her, walking on the walls with his chakra, but due to poor chakra control, he slips himself.

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Sakura crying for Naruto.

Sakura later finds a room and meets Kabuto. After nearly being hit by a kunai, Sakura is protected by Naruto, who tells her to be wary of their enemy. They briefly battle with Kabuto and suddenly, Kabuto uses chakra threads to squeeze his heart, causing Naruto to take damage as well. Sakura attempts to cut the chakra thread allowing Kabuto to control Naruto, but to no avail. Sasame hands Sakura a special tag that is able to cut the rope. Naruto and Kabuto separate as the chakra seems to have hurt both parties badly. Naruto falls over and Sakura goes over to see how he is. Naruto looks dead and Sakura begins to cry saying out Naruto’s name; then his heartbeat returns and Sakura looks up to see Naruto’s face all red. Naruto says his chest hurts and gets a punch for making Sakura worry.


Naruto protecting Sakura.

Moments later, Sakura, Naruto, Sasame were facing the mutant form of Sasame's cousin. Naruto begins fighting and Sakura is forced to knock Sasame out in order to prevent her from interrupting the fight. Naruto is wrapped into a cocoon-like shell and sliced in half by Arashi supposedly. Instead, the real Naruto comes out and defends an attack that was aimed towards Sakura and saves her life, risking his. Sakura begins crying and apologizes.

Curry of Life Arc


In episode 152, when Naruto walks and complains about the mission Tsunade sent him, he saw Sakura and calls her out. Naruto runs towards Sakura and sees her holding an injured bird. Sakura tells Naruto that she found the bird yesterday and been trying to treat it. Naruto watches with amazed when Sakura heals the bird. When the bird flies away, Naruto praise her on how amazing she is. Sakura smiles at Naruto as they both watches the bird. Lee then interrupts their moment. Naruto become jealous when Lee and Sakura seem to get along well.

Trap Master Arc

Naruto is seen walking with Sakura. As Naruto talks about the recent construction on the Leaf Village, he notices Genno. Genno and Naruto decide to go to Ichiraku Ramen, taking Sakura with them. After Naruto accepts Genno's unfinished bowl of ramen right after finishing his, Sakura scolds him, only to be dismissed by Naruto, telling Sakura that she is the most harsh person, greatly angering Sakura. In her defense, Sakura replies that the reason she is so harsh to Naruto is because he is always at fault.

The next day, Sakura greets Naruto when he wakes up outside his window. They walk together to the Hokage's office.

Naruto found something suspicious, and wanted either Neji or Hinata to take a better look at it. He went to Hinata first, and said that he "needed" her. Misunderstood what Naruto is saying, Hinata blushes and says she didn't know what to say. Sakura, who was with Hinata at the time becomes angry, thinking the same thing as Hinata.

Menma Memory Search Mission Arc

Ep 213 pose

In episode 213, as Sakura yells at Naruto for making her yell in the hospital, he notices her medic uniform: she immediately strikes a pose while blushing and asks if he likes it while explaining she just received it. He tells her it looks good before changing the subject.

Ultimate Weapon Arc

In episode 220, when the Konoha 11 find Naruto, Sakura immediately runs over to them, followed by Hinata. Naruto tries to go help Gaara, but Sakura convinces him to let her heal him beforehand.

Part II

Kazekage Rescue Mission Arc

When Naruto reveals that he is the jinchuriki of the Nine-Tails to Sakura and Temari, Sakura has a flashback of Naruto standing and crying in a circle of people and she is seen staring curiously at him, only to get pulled away by her parent.

Twelve Guardian Ninja Arc

A kunoichi called Fūka trapped Naruto in order to use her Kiss of Death technique, attempting to extract his chakra. Moments later, Sakura and Sai arrived at the scene and Sakura became angry after seeing Naruto "making out" with the villain kunoichi.

In episode 71, Naruto is trying to bring Sora back to his normal mental estate, but Kurama's chakra overpowers him,making him go berserk. Naruto continues to try to talk to Sora. Sora, however, launches a projectile at Sakura, which Naruto deflects. Naruto charges forward, but his leg was grabbed by Sora and slammed to the ground. Sakura runs over to heal him just as Sora creates a white ball of chakra in front of his mouth.Shikamaru notices the chakra and tells Sakura to duck down. Yamato covers all the other shinobi with a wooden barrier. Naruto protects Sakura with his own body, and he is relieved after he saw she is unharmed, although she is concerned. She runs over to him when he collapses from his multiple burns sustained while protecting her.

Akatsuki Suppression Mission Arc Arc


Sakura has a flashback of Team 7

While Sakura, Tsunade, and Kakashi discuss the latter going home, Naruto, who has camped out in the hotel to start his training the moment Kakashi recovers and is now taking a nap, shouts "RASENGAN!" in his sleep. Irritated, Sakura walks over to his bed and yells at him to wake up. This causes Naruto to jolt up right, albeit half-asleep. Naruto then slowly turns to his right and, due to his half-consciousness, accidentally calls Sakura an "ugly whore". Sakura then gets extremely angry just as Naruto realizes his mistake.

As Naruto is shown training with Kakashi and Yamato, Sakura is shown watching from afar with Sai. Moments later, Sakura is shown collecting ingredients from the pharmacy to create a soldier pill and comments to herself how Naruto was pushing himself too hard and she has to do her best to support him. In the following day, Sakura arrives to the training grounds with Sai following behind her. Ensuring her that he would most likely need the pills, the latter leaves with Kakashi delivering the basket. Upon receiving the gift, both Naruto and Kakashi are surprised by the note that came along with it, which explains what the soldier pills are and encourages Naruto to keep working hard with a "Hell yeah!". Surprised by how much Sakura cared for him, he eats one of the pills but spits it out in disgust due to the flavor and soon returns to training. Sakura is then shown to casually visit the Uzumaki as he trains and is shown impressed by his vast improvements. Oblivious to the pills' taste, she continues delivering dozens of them daily, along with further notes such as "Hell yeah! Hell yeah! Hell yeah"! Eventually, Sai (who had a pill himself) tells Sakura how they taste. She denies this, but finally eats one herself, causing her to freak out.

Upon returning home, she is shown staring at their Team 7 photo and remembers the moments the Team shared. In one of her flashbacks, she is shown impressing Naruto to where he compliments on how awesome she was at tree climbing. After blaming herself for not being able to do any important things for Naruto, she then remembers Yamato's words about her feelings for Naruto. From the training grounds, Naruto notices a shooting star while he lays on the grass to rest. He is shown holding tightly to his heart the notes Sakura had written for him. 

After reaching a more advanced stage in his training, Naruto struggles in depression as Sakura observes and expresses her slight doubt on his success. However, after hearing Sai insult Naruto, Sakura is angered and threatens to hit him if he continues, mentioning Naruto's feats and reaffirming to him her confidence in Naruto's success. Sai reveals that he tricked her using a book on how to get a woman to express her feelings, knowing all along that she believed in Naruto. Calmed down, Sakura continues to watch and support Naruto in his training, with regained confidence in him.

Past Arc: The Locus of Konoha

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(NaruSaku Moment)

In filler episode 179, Sakura comes out from a tent with two water gallons. Naruto comes right behind her and offers to get the water himself. Sakura accepts and offers for them to go together while Naruto is pleasantly surprised. As they head out, Sakura then says that, had she left both of the gallons up to him, who knows where he would go, causing Naruto to grumble that she could trust him more. Kakashi sees them working together and thinks to himself Naruto..who would have imagined?. Then, he remembers the old days when he first got the position as their sensei.

In his flashback, Naruto can be seen spying on his new team in class. Naruto was terribly jealous because Sakura only had eyes for Sasuke. The next day, we see Naruto tying up Sasuke so that he can imitate him and go to Sakura, only for his plan to fall apart as he has to rush to the toilet just as he is about to kiss Sakura. After Naruto comes back, he finds Sasuke much to his surprise, but when he notices Sakura so upset thanks to something Sasuke obviously did, he angrily challenges Sasuke to a fight. After they fight a while, Naruto attempts to catch Sasuke with a sexy jutsu but ends with a shuriken in his butt cheek. Kakashi looks at Sakura and Naruto both running after Sasuke, ending the flashback.

Back in the present, Kakashi looks at Naruto and Sakura while they were walking together. He then notes that their close relationship may further elevate the need for him to stop Sasuke for them.

Paradise Life on a Boat Arc

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Naruto confesses he loves Sakura

In filler episode 235, Naruto is on the ground with a kunoichi who is distressed over a law that forces her to marry someone she doesn't love. In order to show her that destiny can be changed, Naruto admits his feelings for Sakura. He goes on by saying that Sakura instead loves Sasuke in the cutest way, and though he would never force her to love him, he will do anything in his power to win her over just as she does for Sasuke, and that the kunoichi should do the same for the person she truly loves.

Later, the kunoichi asks if Naruto will ever profess her love to Sakura, to which he admits he doesn't have the courage. When asked if he was satisfied with that, he says that, although it would mean the world to him if Sakura chose him, he would be fine if Sakura chose Sasuke, as long as she's happy, because regardless he will be watching over her.

Power Arc

When Tsunade informs Team Yamato that they are being assigned a mission, Naruto reacts happily since he hasn't been on a mission in a while. Sakura irritably tells him to pipe down.

While exploring a ruined city, the team splits up, with Sakura and Naruto walking together through a forest. They soon begin admiring it. They later come to a small pool of water, and after finding a broken sword they come to a lake and begin resting. Naruto begins drinking the lake water, and as he comments on how good it tastes, Sakura smiles at him and appears to comment on his silliness with affection, before commenting on how pretty the lake is. When Kabuto arrives and reveals his Reanimation Jutsu, Naruto and Sakura turn around simultaneously to curse him. Sakura also screams Naruto's name when he gets hit by a Water Snake and his Shadow Clones disappear.

Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation

In episode 306, when Hinata took a walk the next day, she was called out by Sakura. Sakura asks Hinata if she could join her at the firework display which is in honor of Tsunade on becoming the Fifth Hokage. When Hinata left after she says to Sakura that she is definitely come, Naruto walks to Sakura and asked her what is wrong with Hinata.

Naruto and Sakura haven't seen Hinata around for a couple of days. Naruto and Sakura can be seen walking on a bridge as she asks him whether he have seen Hinata these days, which Naruto answers he have no clue. When they saw Neji, they ask where Hinata is. They were shocked when they found out that Hinata strained her eyesight during her training with Neji. As Neji claims that Hinata did it to herself, Naruto tries to confront him, but is stopped by Sakura, who grabs his nose. Naruto then tells Neji about the fireworks, and claims he will be going on a date with Sakura for it, only to get elbowed in the gut. Sakura then states that she'd never go on a date with him, and ponders begrudgingly how to get rid of him. She then storms off with Naruto chasing after her. Naruto and Sakura later head over to the Hyuga house and see Neji with the doctor. Sakura pushes Naruto and herself behind a tree despite Naruto's confusion. They then overheard Neji's conversation with the doctor about the Eye Medicine Plant which fabled to grow in the Valley of Judgement. They decided to accompanied Neji to find the plant, and sit waiting for him outside the gate watching the stars together. When Sakura thinks of her plan, Naruto is shown in the plan to be chasing after Sakura with hearts in his eyes.

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Naruto ties Sakura and him up together with the red string of destiny

When they reach the Valley of Judgement, Naruto tied Sakura with him using a red rope and says to her that he ties them up together so that they will not get separate from the mist. While blushing, Naruto says that it is like their red string of destiny. Sakura was angry about this but before she is able to hit him, Naruto jumps off the cliff, pulling Sakura along. While they were fighting the enemies, Sakura yells at Naruto that the rope is a nuisance and tells him to cut it to which Naruto replies that he will not cut the red string of destiny that ties them together. Angered, Sakura punches Naruto, although also claiming that's not what she meant, and they were almost attacked by the enemies. Neji saves them and cuts the red string, which saddens and angers Naruto. Neji then reminds Naruto that he was the one who teaches him that destiny is something someone reaches by their own hands. Naruto smiles and replies that he will reach his destiny with his own hand, making Sakura creeps out and says that destiny will never happen. The three then fight the enemies together. At the very beginning, Neji tells Sakura to punch Naruto (really a way for Naruto to take down an enemy), which she does in brutal fashion. After Kakashi and Guy defeat the enemies, Sakura is forced to explain false alarms to Naruto.

In the end the group fails. Later, during the firework display, Team 7 is seen watching the firework display together. Sakura then turns to Sasuke's direction and moves closer to him; eventually leaning against him. Naruto notices this and moves towards the group; leaning against Sakura and Sasuke a bit too heavily. Annoyed, Sasuke pushes the two of them away in such a way that Naruto and Sakura are leaning against each other, leading Sakura to punch Naruto.

Mecha-Naruto Arc


Naruto hands Sakura a flower

Prior to Mecha-Naruto's introduction, Sakura is shown with Food Pills which she intends to give to Naruto to encourage him while he trains. Walking with her, Sai asks what is it about Naruto that makes her go so far, causing Sakura to smile.

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Sakura blushes

When Mecha-Kurama attacks Konoha, Sakura is shown crying and screams to the top of her lungs for Naruto to return in identical fashion to the Invastion of Pain. Naruto, who is wearing the Mecha-Naruto suit, appears in Konoha in front of Sakura. She is initially worried, but Naruto says everything is fine and reveals his identity, much to her surprise. Before he leaves to battle Mecha-Kurama, Naruto hands Sakura a flower, which she accepts, and tells her, "You protect the flower, Sakura-chan. And I will protect the Sakura-chan - who protects that flower"! At the end of the episode, when Naruto cries over Mecha-Naruto's sacrifice, Sakura appears and blushes as she tells Naruto that she have protect the flower like she promise while he protect her and the village. Naruto sadly tells Sakura the one who protect the village was actually Mecha-Naruto. Sakura, however, continues holding the flower throughout the rest of the episode.

Naruto's Back: Friend's Tracks Arc

After Naruto has Yang Kurama extracted from him, Tsunade and the rest of the Allied Shinobi Forces put their trust in Sakura to care for Naruto and help him recover.

In a flashback to just before the previous Chunin Exams, Ino asks Sakura to join Team Asuma temporarily for the exams, since Naruto and Sasuke are absent and Shikamaru is already a chunin. When Sakura declines, Ino supposes she's just sad about Naruto and Sasuke's absence, although in reality it's because of the duties of being a medical nin. Shikamaru supposes the same, saying "What a lame excuse" when Ino tells him of her response. Later, Sakura is walking to the hospital when she wonders to herself what Naruto would do if he were to be in her shoes. After scenes of both Naruto and Sakura honing their skills simultaneously, Sakura decides to join Team Asuma.


Prologue of Road to Ninja

When Lee gets accused for peeking in on the woman's restroom at a bathhouse, Naruto defends him. But as Naruto turns around to face Lee, it revealed that a bra somehow got stuck to Naruto's towel without his knowledge. Everyone quickly guesses that the bra is Sakura's given its size. Initially ashamed, Sakura then becomes rageful and attacks a confused Naruto.


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Naruto likes Sakura's breast size NaruSaku

  • During the omake after episode 10, Sakura gives Tsunade an interview, praising her and asking her what her beauty secrets are. While Tsunade is ranting about her rather disturbing beauty secrets, Naruto intervenes and tells Sakura not to be like Tsunade because she will end up with a huge chest, which in his opinion, is not appealing and ridiculous. He also says that he likes very much Sakura as she is with her current breast size, and that she looks so much better compared to Tsunade. This backfires, however, when both Sakura (for commenting on her breasts in public) and Tsunade (for insulting her breasts in public) punch him.
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Rivals in Love

  • During the omake after episode 27, Naruto and Lee talk about Sakura and how much cooler she has got since the last season but they end up arguing who loves her more and who gets to win her love. Naruto claims that he has the better chance to win her love because he and Sakura are in the same team but Lee ends up pulling out a trump card by reminding Naruto about kissing Sasuke by accident, causing Naruto to end the short in embarrassment.
  • During the omake after episode 57, Naruto has a dream about Sakura and him about to kiss. He woke up due to Sakura, and then she scolded him for not cleaning up his apartment room. She sees a cockroach on the floor, causing her to fall into Naruto's belongings and angrily punch a semi-conscious Naruto.
  • During the omake after episode 129, Naruto and Sakura are at a festival together, which Naruto tells the audience is a date, though Sakura denies this. While walking in the woods together, the two seem to see the ghost of Hiruzen, which frightens Sakura, holding Naruto tightly, making Naruto blush and his eyes have neon pink hearts in them. She then lets go of him and punches him, but after Naruto recovers they are shown seeing fireworks together, with Sakura saying that she hopes to do this next year with Naruto.
  • During the omake after episode 142, Hinata has gotten the show more popular by saying "Naruto-kun" in omake 121. Naruto then asks if that is cool to Sakura, getting Sakura jealous. She then says that she could also make the show popular by saying the same thing. Afterwards, though, she was shown getting mad at the director for saying that she wouldn't need those lines. This is the only (official, not canonical) time that Sakura has ever given Naruto a name suffix.
  • In the omake for episode 296, Sakura is being interviewed, at which point she relates her encounter with the Iwa shinobi. The reporters pester her about the other person she loves, causing Sakura to get angry and break the table. While the manga and anime said the person was Sasuke, it is never specified in the omake, Additionally, Sakura only reacts this way around Naruto, whereas she is open about her feelings for Sasuke.


Naruto Shippuden The Movie

In Shion's vision of a false future, Naruto is impaled and killed by the tentacles of a large purple dragon-like beast. Sakura is one of the few recognizable people present at his funeral; she is shown to be very distressed, and is presumably crying (her eyes are obscured from view).

A few days earlier in the real timeline, Sakura gets annoyed when Naruto is late for a meeting with Tsunade. Both also notably react in identical fashion (slumped over, with blue steam marks above their heads) when they discover that Rock Lee is substituting for Sasuke and Sai on their next mission. The two are also seen bickering throughout the rest of the film, notably when Sakura keeps elbowing Naruto when they first meet Shion. When Shion sees Naruto's death, Sakura tries to assure him by saying it will cure him of his stupidity, much to his fury.

At the end of the film, when Naruto has survived, Sakura is also seen looking at Naruto with Shion, frowning with her arms crossed as if out of jealousy for the close bond they now share, and opened her mouth in shock when Shion asked if Naruto could be the father of her children.

Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Bonds

When Naruto is told he is to go with Hinata and Sakura on an escorting mission, he is in denial due to wanting to help fight, as well as because of his hostile relationship with Amaru. Sakura then gives him a good-luck charm from Jiraiya, convincing him to come along.


Naruto catches Sakura

Sakura and Naruto found themselves in front of an evil monster who identified itself as a version of the tailed-beasts and apparently has taken over Amaru. Sakura tried to fight with it, but was proven to be no match for the monster as she was immediately thrown to the ground. Seeing this and the rest of his friends, Naruto became enraged. The monster traps and taunts Naruto to use his inner power. This eventually causes him to enter his initial jinchūriki form and eventually evolved to his four-tailed state. After fighting with the monster for a while, he turned back to normal when a seal on Naruto given by Jiraiya came off and reminded him of how the tailed beast chakra hurt his friends in which he immediately turned back to normal. After the fight, Naruto holds Sakura in his arms while talking to Amaru. When Sakura woke up, she looked up to see Naruto looking down upon her and gently asking if she was okay. After a few seconds, she misinterpreted the "all weird" look on Naruto's face (bottom right corner of the photo), and badly slapped him, much to his confusion.

Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Inheritors of the Will of Fire

While Sakura is healing Sai, Naruto asks if he is doing okay. Instead of replying, Sakura stands up and punches Naruto against a wall before pulling down his shirt at the collar, revealing a gash he sustained on the shoulder. Sakura then chastises him, saying that had he thought out a plan he never would've gotten the wound. As she continues to jabber at him, Kakashi looks at the sky and notes how the two are so similar to Obito Uchiha.

Later, Naruto and Sai are recovering, but the former thinks they have made a full recovery and against Sakura's intentions and Sai's protests the two sneak out of the hospital to have a barbecue with the rest of the Konoha 11 (with Shikamaru paying). When they arrive, however, Sakura suddenly appears and slaps both of them into unconsciousness, much to everyone's dismay. Sakura then takes Naruto and Sai back to bed and slap their backs as punishment. As the two reluctantly get back into bed, however, Sakura smiles and compliments to herself Naruto's good healing, even calling him "My Naruto". As she leaves, Kakashi comes in and gives Naruto and Sai gifts to ease their boredom (in reality parting gifts). Sai's gift is a guide into how to tell if a woman likes you, and as he reads passages over the course of the film, most, if not all, are direct references to Naruto and Sakura's relationship, with the first passage read being "A girl will try to hide her concern for you by getting mad and acting violently" - which, ironically, had just happened twice, causing Naruto to grumble.

Sakura later hears from Shikamaru and Tsunade that Naruto has been imprisoned to prevent him from going after Kakashi. Immediately heading over there, she arrives and questions the atrocity of the act. After Naruto tells her about how Kakashi was acting weird, Sakura suggests that they don't do anything because of what Tsunade ordered. Naruto, however, shows her his parting gift from Kakashi - the bells from the bell test - and how people who abandon comrades are worse than scum, before making another lifetime promise to bring Kakashi back. Remembering the original promise, Sakura becomes concerned for him again, even shedding tears, but makes an excuse by questioning why he doesn't want her to come, and punches him while also breaking down the bars. The two escape, and notably are the only ones to work to find Kakashi throughout the whole film.

Towards the end of the movie, Naruto is in danger, and Sakura states that she will deal with the threat to a petrified Sai and Shikamaru. Sai then explains to Shikamaru that one of the passages in the book was that when the person one loves is in danger, the lover develops insurmountable fortitude to rescue the beloved; Sakura immediately tells him to shut up. At the end, when everyone thinks that Kakashi made a romantic move on Naruto, Sakura gives them a stare and sighs, slouching forward.

Naruto Shippuden The Movie: The Lost Tower

Naruto, Sakura, Sai and Yamato are assigned to capture Mukade, a Konoha missing-nin. While on the mission, the team is attacked by a robotic puppet. Naruto is stabbed by it, prompting Sakura to punch the puppet, although the Naruto was a Shadow Clone. The puppet then attacks Sakura, but Naruto destroys it with a Rasengan. This prompts a self-destruct sequence, much to Naruto's dismay. Sakura manages to save Naruto with one of Sai's ink tigers, although the tiger holds his foot by its mouth and brutally drags Naruto by the mouth. After Naruto and Sakura return to the group, Sakura tells Naruto how to defeat the puppets while Naruto nervously listens (due to this having been explained prior to the film). In a flashback, Naruto is shown being amazed at his chakra sword while Sakura irritably looks on; she eventually yells at him, prompting him to pay attention.

When Mukade manages to absorb the seal the Fourth Hokage, Naruto tries to stop him and disappears along with Yamato. Sakura tries to follow them, only to be stopped by Sai's ink bird while she cries and screams Naruto's name.

Almost "immediately" after, Naruto and Yamato come back from the past but they don't remember what happened to them. As Team Kakashi leaves the ruins, they are approached by a girl who claims that she felt a disturbance on the Ryūmyaku. The girl says she's the daughter of the former Queen of Rōran and bears a Konoha Chakra Blade, telling them that her mother received it from a hero in a dream. As she leaves, Naruto claims that he has the feeling he saw her in a good dream. Annoyed, Sakura then grabs and pulls on Naruto's ear and yells at him for having "perverted daydreams".

Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Blood Prison

When Naruto is accused of A's attempted murder by Tsunade, Sakura is the only one to outwardly defend him despite the plan being for all of them to accuse Naruto of the crimes.

At the end of the film, Sakura is desperately healing Naruto, weeping and screaming for him to not die like this while everyone else can only look on. She also hesitates to let Ryuzetsu heal Naruto, and jumps back in shock when Ryuzetsu holds Naruto's face and kisses him to save his life at the cost of her own. When Naruto wakes up, the first thing he says is Sakura's name upon seeing her. In the novel adaptation of the film, the two also hug each other once Naruto is able to sit up right.

Road to Ninja: Naruto The Movie


There's no place like home. Sakura notably smiles once Naruto does.

This film is notable for featuring many NaruSaku hints due to them being the film's main characters.

While he was walking on the streets of Konoha, Naruto meets Sakura, who had an argument with her family and also stormed out, grabbing Naruto's hand and telling him to go on a date with her. He claims it's just a way for her to take her anger out on someone, resulting in him getting pulled by the ear.

The two go to the park, and while they are on the swings together Sakura rants about her parents. Already feeling lonely due to being the only Konoha 11 member to not get to be congratulated by a parent for the mission that day, Naruto suggests she is being too harsh. Sakura then grumbles why he has to be here, and that Sasuke would understand her. Naruto tries to outburst in disagreement, but before he can, Tobi appears in front of them, and after a brief fight, he activates the Limited Tsukuyomi.

Naruto and Sakura talking.

Naruto and Sakura are absorbed in a flash of light, with Naruto standing in front of Sakura as if to protect her, and later find themselves still in the same park they were before with no signs of Tobi.

While heading over to tell Tsunade what happened, they run into Team 8. Hinata threateningly asks if they were on a date. Embarrassed, Sakura tries to say otherwise, but also suspecting so Hinata leans in close to her and whispers her a death threat. Naruto tries to calm the situation down, but Hinata gets in his face for trying to defend Sakura. Frightened, Naruto and Sakura flee into town (much to Hinata's fury), where they meet Team 10, who also acts differently than normal. Sakura chastises them for that, but immediately calms down when Naruto places a hand on her shoulder. The Konoha 11, including Sasuke, go to a bathhouse later. There Hinata gets on Sakura's case again, trying to lower her self-esteem by calling her "flat-breasted" as a way for her not to be in a relationship with "Menma" (Naruto). After the group chases after Lee, Naruto and Sakura stand alone in the girls' bathroom, barely clothed and wondering what is going on. After they sit down and talk about all that happened at the Hokage Monument, they realize they are in an alternative reality created by Tobi. Sakura decides to get more info, and leaves before playfully calling Naruto "Menma", much to his chagrin.

Naruto and Sakura meet in the morning, where Naruto complains about how he had to sleep on the streets because he doesn't live where he used to. Sakura laments this, though Naruto can tell she's just laughing at what happened. They then go to try to gather more information about their current world. They eventually run into Shino, who points a pesticide gun at them. Terrified, they flee the scene, much to Shino's confusion. In town, Sakura is shown to have more freedom and is well loved by the village thanks to her father's actions. Naruto happily watches seeing how well she gets along with children, but then realizes she's enjoying herself. As she admits this, he glares at and scolds her for enjoying more the fake world rather than the real one, wanting to go back to the real world as fast as possible. Sakura says she'll help him, but Naruto simply struts away to get more info, and Sakura runs after him. In Tsunade's office, they meet Naruto's parents, who are alive in this world. Tsunade sends Minato and Kushina on a mission to take down the "Masked Man", and Naruto, figuring this man is Tobi, immediately requests to go along. Sakura tries to say otherwise while gripping his arm, but Minato allows the two to come with them. Sakura later notices that Naruto is upset, and he says he is angry over how Tobi made illusions of his dead parents while Sakura looks on. She is then shown pondering over Naruto's parents at home.


Sakura reasons with Naruto

In the morning, while they were preparing for the mission, Kushina goes to Naruto and tells him that instead of sulking he should look nice for the hero's daughter, referring to Sakura. Sakura then shows concern when Naruto complains about how he isn't Menma. After they succeed to retrieve the scroll of the Red Moon from the chief toads, Naruto and Sakura walk home together discussing about the events. Naruto, feeling guilty over his parents, quickly runs home saying he has something to do, leaving Sakura alone. Sakura now finds her home too lonely and wonders if Naruto's always felt this way. After seeing Sasuke, who had previously given her a rose, flirting with other women, she decides to run to Naruto's house, finally realizing that the world is fake and is determined to help him find a way to break the genjutsu. Looking trough his window, however, Sakura sees how happy he is after he accepted Minato and Kushina as his parents, and wonders if they should really leave.

Sakura later meets Naruto at a corner, with their roles completely swapped, and asks him if he wants to stay. Although he denies it, he later thinks to himself that he truly does not want to leave. They walk home without saying goodbye or even looking at each other. At the moment, the masked man destroys the village and demands the scrolls be brought back. He overpowers Minato, Kushina, and Tsunade, and then Naruto and Sakura arrive. They realize that this was the man Tsunade was talking about, and that he knows Tobi. Sakura tries to land a hit on him while citing Naruto's philosophies but she is quickly slammed to the ground. After he overpowers Naruto, the masked man kidnaps Sakura in exchange for the scroll and leaves. Naruto tries to leave to save Sakura, but Minato prevents him. Despite the fact that his parents were pleading not to leave, he admits that he is not Menma and takes one of Minato's kunai and the scroll, leaving with Sakura's father's Hokage coat, determined to save the girl he loves at all costs - even the world.

Sakura wakes up finding herself tied up, and meets Tobi who is in this world is a ghost. Naruto arrives to save her, much to Sakura's relief, and the battle between him and the masked man begins. He soon finds out, after the masked man's face is unveiled that he is, in fact, Menma.

Sakura helping Naruto up.

In the battle Naruto is barely able to win, but after being helped by Kurama he manages to knock out Memna. However, Tobi takes over Menma's body and attacks Naruto. As Menma overpowers Naruto, the latter tries to use the scroll when he notices the moon had turned red, but Menma cuts the scroll, causing Naruto to look into Menma's eyes. Naruto's memories are erased, but Sakura rescues him before Kurama is extracted from him.

Naruto catches Sakura.

She fights Memna until Naruto is able to break free of the genjutsu just in time to save Sakura when she is thrown into the air, catching her and carrying her in his arms while the two give each other an amorous stare, and then defeats Tobi the same way his father did, breaking the Limited Tsukuyomi. Tobi, using his ghost body, attacks again, until Minato and Kushina arrive. Tobi decides to give up and exits the genjutsu world just as Naruto and Sakura are enveloped in a bright light, returning to their world, but not before Naruto thanks to Kushina and Minato for saving him.

As they both return home, Naruto watches Sakura as she meets her parents, happily hugging them. He approaches her, asking her out on a date at a later time, but Sakura tells him they just came back from the longest date ever, much to Naruto's shock. As he heads home, however, he realizes he isn't truly alone even without parents.

CD Drama

Road to Ninja CD Drama: Road to Charasuke

As the events start, Naruto and Sakura have been in the Limited Tsukuyomi world for one day.

Alternate Hinata is looking for Menma to invite him to a group date. When she found Naruto (thinking it was Menma) and invites him to the group date, Naruto tells her that he promise to meet someone in the afternoon. Knowing that "someone" is Sakura, Hinata then changes her mind and didn't invites him to the group date.

At the end of the CD Drama, it is heard that Naruto is waiting for Sakura saying that he is hoping that Sakura would arrive soon and comments that he needs to find a way to get back to their own world.


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Sakura crying over a wounded Naruto

Find the Four-Leaf Red Clover!

When Konohamaru and Naruto team up to find a red four-leaved clover, Naruto approaches Sakura specifically for help despite Sasuke being right next to her.

Shippū! Konoha Gakuen Den!

After Naruto and Sasuke save the girls from the gang members, Ino bothers Sakura about having a crush on Naruto and the scene shows Sakura giving him something, then later blushing and kicking him.

Naruto x UT

Sakura cries, holding a seemingly dead Naruto, with his chest severely wounded, in her arms with Kakashi behind her, her tears falling on her face. At the very beginning, Naruto's arm had fallen down heavily while near Sakura's face, suggesting he was comforting her before the OVA started. Afterwards flashbacks are shown during their moments together as Team 7, and also Naruto and Sasuke battling each other. After the flashback, Naruto regains conscience and places his hand on Sakura's face, causing her to jump back in shock. The two then smile at each other before joyfully embracing.

Video Games

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Impact

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Impact - part 130 Walkthrough - Naruto Ending

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Impact - part 130 Walkthrough - Naruto Ending

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In the ending of the game, Naruto is seen sitting on the grass, thinking about Sasuke. Sakura appears, and asks if she can join him. She thanks him for everything he has done for her and praises him for never giving up hope. She also says that she believes in him while Naruto is speechless and cheered up. After that they are both shown walking on a path together.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2

Friendship Event

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Friendship Event-1

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Friendship Event-1

Sakura doesn't admit that she is paying the meals for Naruto by telling him that she is actually helping Hinata

Hinata wanted to treat Naruto for lunch, but he started to wonder why was she  buying lunch for him. Hinata wanted to tell Naruto that Sakura has paid some  money for it too, but she was stopped by her, not wanting Naruto to know about it. After  lunch, Naruto thanks them for the treat,and tells Sakura that he knew she paid some of the money. The later  tells Naruto that she has done it for Hinata and not for him because Hinata wasn't having enough money. Naruto smiles and thanks them again as they both leave; commenting that the food was yummy.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

Friendship Event

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 "Full Burst" Friendship Event 2 (Naruto,Sakura,Tenten & Ino)

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 "Full Burst" Friendship Event 2 (Naruto,Sakura,Tenten & Ino)

Sakura covers for Naruto during her conversation with the girls about him

In a chat between Naruto, Sakura, Ino and Tenten, Naruto was shown walking towards Sakura but she tells him that he came at a bad timing and it is better for him to leave. Upon hearing this,Naruto  gets depressed. When Sakura was about to explain the reason why Naruto should leave, Ino and Tenten appeared and saw Naruto. Then they both invite him to join them. Once they were in the dumpling shop, the girls continue their previous topic, Naruto being the main subject of their conversation.  Ino and Tenten mostly talk about Naruto's negative points. After seeing how depressed Naruto looks, Sakura decided to help him out by telling Ino and Tenten about his good parts, which made him feel better. After their conversation, Ino comments that they have a lot more things to say about Naruto but Tenten tells her to save it for next time because if not it will be boring. Naruto then thought to himself that Tenten is a demon and she is nothing like Sakura, who really was thinking about him and saw  her as an angel. Before the girls leave, Sakura tells Naruto to be very grateful to her and that he has to buy her a special anmitsu as a payment for helping him out just now. When the girls leave, Naruto claims that he was wrong since there are no angels in his world.

In the chat between Naruto, Hinata, Temari and Kurotsuchi, Naruto runs into Hinata, Temari and Kurotsuchi and wonders what they are doing together. Temari and Kurotsuchi want to be feminine like Hinata. When Naruto says that Temari and Kurotsuchi are mad all the time, Naruto use Sakura as an example and says that unlike them, she does not mad all the time.



"The story of a hero I love"

At the non-canon end of the game, Naruto heads out to go help with Konoha's rebuilding, while Sakura compliments him in narration. Coming to the site, Naruto runs into Sakura, who is the first to see him, immediately standing up to greet him despite going over plans with others. Naruto smiles at her, but before he can do anything else the chakra spirits of Minato and Kushina push him forward towards Sakura, and the two make small talk while the other ninja gather around. The scene then focuses on the picture of Team 7, with Sakura's narration saying that Naruto is a hero whom she loves.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution

Mecha-Naruto Story Mode

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"Ooh! Sakura, don't tell me you're..."

When Naruto (who is in Mecha-Naruto's body) wakes up, he goes back to the village and found Sakura and Shikamaru. Naruto then explains everything to Sakura and Shikamaru but they did not believe him. The nine rookies (except Sasuke) then gather together and discuss this matter. As they keeps saying to Naruto that he is lying, Hinata, who just finish her tournament, appears and says he really is the real Naruto. Hinata then explains to everyone that she feels strange when she is with the other Naruto and says that she just know it that the other Naruto is not the real Naruto. When Naruto asks what did Hinata means "just know it", Sakura angrily scolds Naruto and says if Hinata says so then it is true because she has been watching him more than anyone. Naruto wonders why Sakura seems angry. Ino then asks Sakura if she is... but is quickly cut off by Sakura who tells her to shut up.

Ninja World Tournament

Naruto, Sakura and Hinata can be seen in the opposite of the river. Misunderstood the situation, Minato, Kushina, Konohamaru and Iruka thought the girls are fighting over Naruto. Sakura angrily scolds Naruto for not eating vegetables. Hinata tries to stop the argument and defend Naruto to which Sakura says to her that she is too easy on him. While the girls continue talking, Naruto look at the surrounding and saw everybody is happily watching them. Minato tells to his son that he envy him while Kushina says "go and get em', tiger!" and leaves, leaving the confused Naruto with the girls. When Sakura getting ready to hit Naruto, Hinata tells Sakura to calm down with Naruto agrees. Sakura did not listen and hits Naruto.

Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth

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Naruto's love letter to Sakura

In the second part of episode 2, Naruto and Rock Lee writes love letter to Sakura and put it in Sakura's bag when Sakura was not looking. Later, Naruto and Lee was upset when they saw Sakura holding a love letter that is theirs (it was actually from them but Naruto saw Lee's love letter and Lee saw Naruto's love letter. They didn't know that they both wrote a love letter to Sakura) and demands to know who would had wrote it. In the end of the episode, when they both grab the love letters, they shred the papers up. Upon seeing the contents inside the letters, they point out that it was their own as Sakura comes over to ask them if they had seen the letters anywhere but its no use and she disappointingly walks away. Lee and Naruto then realize there never was a third love letter and the Naruto takes a moment to explain that a while after Lee snuck his letter into Sakura's bag, Naruto had done the same thing.

In the second part of episode 9, Tenten points out to Hinata and Rock Lee that Sakura is more Naruto's type, then explains that she is a confident girl who can always set up the punchlines and that people are drawn to people who compliment their personalities.

In the first part of episode 11, Naruto and Lee compete to be on Sakura's team for a research mission, but get stuck with Neji. They settle on tailing her, and try to sneak away.

In the second part of episode 12, Sakura is alone in the rain when she sees Naruto with an umbrella. Sakura immediately scrambles under the umbrella, and as the two "snuggle" underneath it Sakura thanks him; Naruto says anything for her, and walks her home.

In the first part of episode 23, Naruto is shown trying to peep in on Sakura while she is bathing, only for Ino to catch him and Lee.

In the first part of episode 32, Naruto fakes illness to be tended to by Sakura, only for Lee to do the same thing.

In the first part of episode 39, the Hidden Leaf Village holds a big Christmas party. In the present exchange war, each team in the survival race. Whoever finishes the race first gets to choose the present first. Naruto and Rock Lee rival on who will get Sakura's present. When they headed to the finish line, they both finished the race at the same time so they get to choose the present first but Naruto and Rock Lee have realized there's one problem. They did not knew which is Sakura's present. In the end, Naruto gets Rock Lee's present and Rock Lee's gets Naruto's present.

In the second part of episode 40, as the New Year approaches, Naruto and friends wrote wishes on the paper. Naruto and Rock Lee wrote the same wish which is "Take Sakura on a date to Shinobiland" and they both fight. Then, Sakura punches them and says "No" and also scolds them. Besides that, Neji claims that Naruto publicly declared that he likes Sakura.

In chapter 16, there is a Road to Ninja special. In the special, Naruto and Sakura are sent  in the genjutsu world and they realized  everyone in the village was acting strange. In the meantime, as they decided to get some ramen at Ramen Ichiraku to calm their nerves, Charasuke, Kakashi and Guy are seen in the restaurant eating ramen with them. Naruto seemed angry seeing Charasuke flirting with Sakura. Naruto was shown jealous when Charasuke grabbed Sakura close to him and told her to come a little closer. 

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Neji, Naruto and Lee faints

In chapter 20 and episode 46, when Naruto and the others find out that the girls are invited to go for a bath house by Tsunade, they decided to peep on them. When they are in front at the bath house, they  heard the girls conversation. Neji blushes and faints after he heard Hinata's and Tenten's conversation about Hinata's chest. Later, Naruto and Lee blushed and faint too after hearing Sakura's and Ino's conversation about Sakura's chest.

NaruSaku in Pop Culture

Real World

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  • A calendar released by Shounen Jump in 2010 had April 3rd marked as "ナルトがサクラを好きになった日", which can be translated as "The day on which Naruto fell in love with Sakura", or "The day Naruto came to like Sakura", since 好き (suki) is used to mean both like and love in the Japanese language and is also commonly used for simple crushes.
  • There are two NaruSaku events at Japan in 2013.
    • In January 2013, there is a NaruSaku event in Japan at Haru Comic City called, "Yellow x Pink". There is also an online event for "Yellow x Pink" event as well.
    • In 10th October 2013, there is another NaruSaku online event in Japan called, "Love 73". The reason the event is called Love 73 is because Naruto's name begins with "Na" which is number "7 ( 七 nana in Japanese)" and Sakura's name begins with "Sa" which is number "3 ( 三 san in Japanese)".
  • Naruto and Sakura can be seen in a promotional poster about blood donation at Japan. In the poster, Naruto as the blood donor and Sakura as a nurse.

Books, Comics, Manga and Magazines


Mizuki Kawashita's drawing

  • To celebrate 10 years of Naruto series, some of Japan’s biggest mangaka have produced a series of one-off tribute drawings to show their faithfulness to Masashi Kishimoto’s original illustrations. The mangaka of Strawberry 100% and First Love Limited, Mizuki Kawashita, drawn a Naruto and Sakura keychain in her drawing.
  • There is a Shounen Jump Valentines Special in Weekly Shounen Jump Magazine 2008. Main characters from each series' featured a female from their series' in heart. Sakura appeared as Naruto's valentine, with her saying, "I’ll give you my Shuriken Chocolate!". There is also a valentine special drawing of the females from each series' showing their softspot and holding their valentine chocolate, which mentions from the Shounen Jump Valentines Special. Sakura can be seen holding the shuriken chocolate that was mention by her in the Shounen Jump Valentines Special.
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    Naruto's Relationship Chart

    Naruto's relationship chart can be found in a Chinese magazine titled, "Official Animation Book" in page 25. It is shown in the relationship chart that Naruto likes Sakura.