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Problem with Sakura is that she was worthless throughout Naruto, and then once Shippuden came around she actually learned some useful stuff and finally found some relevance during the Fourth Shinobi War with her being a medical-nin but was still largely meh in Shippuden.

Regardless of her talents, if she wasn't reminding us how worthless she was, she was pining over Sasuke who left her behind. And then he later tried to kill her. On top of that, while being fully aware of Naruto's feelings, made Naruto go through some emotional pain with her having him promise to bring Sasuke back to her. So she's kind of self centered and selfish. Fortunately, it looks like she grew out of that in the latest parts of Shippuden from what I remember, but damn if we didn't see her act like Naruto should be serving her for the majority of the franchise up to this point.

So what does she really bring to the table? I mean, Naruto and Sasuke could easily out power her not only physically but also with their chakra abilities pretty much from the word go. It wasn't until she learned some medical-nin stuff that she became relevant to the team and Kakashi, Naruto, and Sasuke/Sai weren't pulling dead weight around in form of Sakura.
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First the orignal post is so vagie you know jow many Sakura's there are gees ! Guess it was Naruto

But think before you post!' ( Here's why just a few )


Our top 10 Sakura in anime
Ahh, sakura trees. The pink petals that swirl in the wind whenever a girl catches the eye of her crush; the countless skeletons buried under their roots; the myriad of petal themed attacks... Whichever interpretation you want, no one can deny that March is the month of sakura.


In Japan, March is the start of the hanami -flower viewing- season where people will often sit under the sakura and have picnics with their loved ones. “But we’re in Australia! It’s not spring!” we hear you cry. True as that may be, there is no better time than the present to celebrate all things sakura, which is why we’ve made a list of our top 10 Sakura! (Just roll with us here, okay?)

*We’d better make a quick translation note here that sakura means “cherry blossom”, just in case some of you have no clue what we’re going on about.

10. Sakura Matou – Fate/Stay Night
A young woman who possesses immense natural power and great inner strength, despite the many hardships she faces. She has a not-so-subtle crush on Shirou Emiya and often helps him with his chores. She has a gentle smile and is talented at archery.


9. Sakura Sakurakouji – Code: Breaker
A beautiful girl that boys want to protect… before they realise she’s a martial arts expert. She’s friendly and elegant and slightly naive. Her protective and good natured personality poses a bit of a problem after she catches her bus and witnesses something unusual through the window… a teenage boy mercilessly burning people with a mysterious blue flame. She ultimately gets drawn into the underworld of Code:Breaker, an organisation that hires assassins with strange powers and secretly works under the government…! Next time you get on public transport, remember that you might just witness a handsome young assassin frying people on your way home.


8. Sakura Mizukami – D-Frag!
One of the Game Creation Club (Temp) girls, Sakura believes she has power over water and can use it in combat. This involves pouring water on her hands and forcing her opponents to choke down bottles of water, all with a bright smile on her face. Her weak spot is surely the threat of water restrictions.


7. Sakura Hagiwara – Gonna be the Greatest in the World!
Sakura’s a cutesy pop idol in the group Sweet Diva. After a female wrestler injures one of her co-members Sakura decides to become a wrestler to avenge her friend. Turns out she’s not too bad at it. What sort of training do idols do behind the scenes anyway?


6. Ichiko Sakura – Good Luck Girl!
A high school girl blessed with great luck, she is smart, attractive and never has to work hard at anything. It turns out she’s been absorbing Happiness energy from those around her, disrupting the World’s energy balance. Because of her fortunate life, Ichiko has a big ego and thinks money is more important than being with people who love you. She’s actually quite lonely, and eventually learns how to be a more caring person.


5. Sakura Kasugano – Street Fighter
A school girl who teaches herself martial arts after watching Ryu win the first World Warrior tournament. Her style may be an emulation of Ryu’s, but she is a strong fighter in her own right and has the potential to become even stronger than her idol. She has a strong sense of justice and won’t hesitate to help out anyone in trouble.


4. Kyoko Sakura – Madoka Magica
A veteran magical girl who always seems to be eating something. She’s stubborn, brash and aggressive, preferring to work by herself than in a team. However, after she warms up to the other magical girls, she becomes a loyal comrade, willing to sacrifice herself for others. Her combat skills are highly developed and, despite her fiery temper, remains level headed in combat.


3. Sakura Oogami – Dangan Ronpa
Despite being buffer than all the Dangan Ronpa cast combined, Sakura is a noble and quiet girl who would rather be friends than fight… That is, unless you’re challenging her to a martial arts or wrestling match, in which case she won’t hesitate to beat you down.


2. Sakura Haruno – Naruto
Where once Sakura just seemed like a mostly useless side character, she really came into her own as the series went on, developing her medical jutsu and becoming a truly valuable member of the team. She also got her man in the end, despite her big forehead.


1. Sakura Kinomoto – Cardcaptor Sakura/Tsubasa Chronicle
In Cardcaptor Sakura, she’s a ten year old who unwittingly frees the Clow cards and must find them before they cause trouble. In Tsubasa Chronicles, she’s the princess of Clow and in love with her childhood friend, Syaoran. Her memories get separated from her and turned into feathers, causing Syaoran to go on a journey to find them. In both incarnations, Sakura is a positive and upbeat girl, always ready to offer a smile and her assistance when times get tough.


0. Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Okay, so this isn’t a person, but this anime is so chock full of sakura you could probably swim in it. Really. I hope no-one staying at the Sakurasou dorm has hay fever.

https://www.madman.com.au/news/top-10-sakura/



Characters named Sakura
Hello Anime Amigos!

In dedication to the

#AACherryBlossomFestival

I decided to dedicate a blog about Characters that are named after the lovely Sakura tree

The name Sakura is commonly used for females in Japan, so it is common for female anime characters to have the name, but I have seen a male manga character have the name but forgot the series at the moment

Here are the characters:

Sakura Kinomoto from Cardcaptors

Sakura Haruno from the Naruto series

Sakura Matou from Fate/Stay Night

Sakura Kouji from Code: Breaker

Sakura Chiyo from Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

Sakura Kasugono from Street Fighter

Sakura Oogami from Dangan Ronpa

Kyouko Sakura from Puella Magi Magica Madoka

http://aminomail.com/page/anime/7791479/characters-named-sakura
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wow you went all out nice job
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She did improve, although her role as medical Jonin improved greatly, her screentime severely diminishes during Shippuden's later arcs. In essence, she learned skills that we do not have a lot of screentime showing them.

Despite her apparently high schools as the Salutarian of Ninja elementary, I have to wonder, "What is so special about her?" She is as bland as Ten-ten. A lot of other important characters had unique abilities to remember them by alongside their complimenting personality, but Sakura stands out because she is just a common shinobi. Combined with an earlier horrible personality, I have to wonder....why is she here? Naruto's unique abilities were also his greatest weakness as well as strength; he and Sasuke had to hone their own elemental infused Jutsus, come up with their own styles, and this considerably compelling, compared to Sakura not having any real talents than being smart or competent in basic jutsu. She isn't especially good looking, nor popular in Naruto porn from my experience. She has no real feats in battle, with the only major one being Sasori, nor any potent or unique abilities.

So...yeah. She is the Emmett of Naruto, so to speak.
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who?
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She can't cook either
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Naruto is a popular anime, so you can see more hater. You can also see some people hate Naruto and Sasuke. But if you go to Sakura Haruno MAL https://myanimelist.net/character/145/Sakura_Haruno she's liked by more than 3k member.
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Kishimoto has stated several times that he designed the characters of Naruto & Sasuke first, based pretty obviously on the concepts of Yin & Yang. It was only after he realized that a third character was needed that he created Sakura; & that for quite some time her character was little more than an afterthought. It wasn't until Sakura's popularity started to skyrocket that he started to fill out her character a bit. But, for a majority of the first half of the series she was kind of a tag along/drag down for the main characters Naruto & Sasuke.

It wasn't until the second half of the series, Naruto Shippuden, that she started to come into her own. Instead of focusing on all the ways that she was deficient or incapable of catching up to either of them, she started focusing on what she was good at, & what she could bring to them team. Once she did that, she developed her own skills & abilities, such as monster strength through her exceptional chakra control, & also her grand master level with medical skills.

For example, just by using a raw sample of Sasori's poison, she was able to concoct a cure for it, when even Sasori himself stated he needed a complex table of ingredients to get the poison correct. However, the other main failure that Sakura had & kept struggling against were her insecurity issues, & her tendencies to try to manipulate others when she wanted something. Her claims to love Naruto were not out of actual love for him, but over her guilt of forcing Naruto to accept responsibility for something she was too weak to do herself, ie, getting Sasuke to return to the Hidden Leaf Village.

So, there you go...
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I honestly think Sakura has a mental illness. It's not Stockholm Syndrome. Maybe it's just some form of Denial of Reality.
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I love Sakura(naurto)
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She was pretty okay in the beginning of Shippuden, but that's about it. Her being a medical ninja (and what we learn from Tsunade about medical ninja) her role quite literally puts her in the most support a support role could be. She can't be on the front line? She loses pretty much any chance at being a badass there. Her use lies in people getting hurt and the healing isn't for long. She can't hold a candle to the powers of Naruto and Sasuke. Her only combat ability is that she can punch REALLY hard, which Lee and Guy overshadow her there I think. Even during her fight with Sasori she wasn't the one doing the fighting, it was Chiyo, she was just a really hard hitting puppet.

And she has that strange fixation with Sasuke. And given how often she is with Naruto than Naruto is with Hinata, it makes more sense that Sakura would hitch Naruto. But hey, we all like Hinata. She has the byakugan which comes in handy. She's a healer too! And she stood up against Pain. A guy who very easily could've killed everyone (because he pretty much did). We saw what he did to the village, and we see what Hinata hasn't done, but she had the balls to go out and confront the guy? I have no recollection of Sakura doing anything during that confrontation! Even friggin KONOHAMARU confronted him and lived.

But did anyone else notice that pretty much all female leaf shinobi (that anyone cares about) are a healer to some extent?
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I guess I'm just much less critical of characters. Funny... "I don't know how you couldn't," huh? I think the same of a lot of real-world people. "I don't know you can't understand this stuff," is something I think a lot in my Spanish class (I have a pretty good grade). I find Spanish class to be really easy, but, whenever there's a test, everyone's groaning and complaining except me and four others.

I guess perspective is a lot more complicated than I thought...


I just don't get it like, if you were with someone like that in real life wouldn't you be a bit annoyed?


Not really. I weigh a character's reason for "why?" before I judge them. That's why I don't particularly hate anyone. If it was real life, I would basically do the same, only I would also trust that a person has a reason for doing something unless I specifically distrust them.
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...Why are you even here? Did you read my original post at all?
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Man this picture is great, saving it hahaha
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Because she has the stereotype of every other shounen female lead (like Nami and the other braindead, infuriating wench called Kagome Higurashi) and she's still just another stupid, bossy biach. Characters like Sakura Haruno make me want to bitch-slap them to hell and that girl's personality is as flat as her chests.

What we need is a female anime character that anyone can relate to. Sakura doesn't hold the candle to better female characters like Fujiko Mine, Misa Ayase, Motoko Kusanagi, Urumi Kanzaki, Christina Mackenzie, Xellos, Faye Valentine, Yuria, Sarah Bryant or even Lina Inverse.


I'm sorry I don't know those characters. I don't usually watch anime on my free time, so I'm not so familiar with those characters, but I wasn't asking about her being a good character. I was asking why everyone hates her, since i appear not to share the same sentiments. I, for one, don't care that she might be useless or annoying, so I do not see why others get so mad/hateful/riled up about it, that's all.
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