SasuNaru (Japanese サスナル SasuNaru) is the term used to refer to the romantic relationship between Sasuke Uchiha and Naruto Uzumaki, in which Sasuke plays the dominant role and Naruto the submissive role. The term for the couple where the roles are reversed is NaruSasu (Japanese ナルサス NaruSasu).
Before Team 7 was assigned, Sasuke was known for his popularity over the girls and his skills as a ninja to which Naruto envied. At one point of being annoyed of Sasuke, Naruto stepped up to him and the two glared at one another in disgust. The boy in front of them, not noticing the two, accidentally bumps Naruto into Sasuke and the two share a 'kiss', much to everyone's disgust and later resulting in Naruto getting beat up by the female classmates. Later, when Iruka Umino begins announcing the team members for Team 7, Naruto was shown to be disheartened when he found that he was going to be teammates with Sasuke.
After the team was formed, Naruto disguised himself as Sasuke after tying him up and locking him in one of the buildings. Later revealed, he only did so, so he could find out what Sakura thought about him. However, in the end Naruto had to excuse himself for a minor interruption of going to the bathroom. Just as Naruto left, the real Sasuke walks by and questions Sakura about Naruto's whereabouts. Being clueless, Sakura tells Sasuke to just ignore Naruto, ranting on about Naruto's stupidity and how he didn't have parents. Angered by her choice of words, Sasuke calls her annoying, telling her that she has no idea how it feels to not have a family nor dealing with loneliness.
During the bell test, Sasuke and Sakura are shown hiding in the bushes while Naruto tries attacking Kakashi with his shadow clones. During the fight, Sasuke was amazed with Naruto's skills, but this quickly dies down once Naruto's clones began attacking one another. As time runs out, the group fails the exam due to not getting the bells. However, Kakashi decides to later give the team a second chance. Instructing Sasuke and Sakura to not feed Naruto while Naruto was tied up, they were warned to be failed if they did not follow his instructions. This was due to Naruto being caught stealing the food earlier during the first test. Once Kakashi left, Sasuke and Sakura begin eating their lunches. Turning around after hearing Naruto's stomach growl, Sasuke began offering Naruto his food. Sakura, who tries to persuade Sasuke to leave Naruto hungry, is reassured that Kakashi wasn't near and that a hungry Naruto would only hold the team down later. Agreeing to this, the two began feeding Naruto, but is quickly stopped by Kakashi's dramatic appearance. Preparing for punishment, the team is shocked to hear that they passed.
Land of Waves Arc
Team 7's first major mission was escorting the bridge builder, Tazuna to his home in the poverty-stricken Land of Waves. Soon after setting out, they were attacked by the Demon Brothers. Sasuke, who showed exceptional skill, saved Naruto and protected both Sakura and Tazuna when fighting the Demon Brothers. After the fight, Sasuke taunted Naruto for being useless during this encounter by asking Naruto if he was okay and calling him a scaredy-cat. Naruto then started to get jealous at Sasuke. They soon suggested to quit the mission once Kakashi pointed out that Naruto's wound was poisoned. However, Naruto refuses and takes out a kunai and stabs his hand in order to remove the poison. He then makes an oath that he will never run away or back down from any mission, threat, or enemy and he would not lose to Sasuke.
When Kakashi suspected that Zabuza was still alive, he gave Team 7 a Tree Climbing Practice to improve their chakra control. Sasuke managed to stay ahead of Naruto for a good length of time, but as Naruto began to catch up, the two began to push each other's limits. Developing a competition over the exercise, each was deteremined to complete the competition first and subsequently motivated the other to do better.During the battle against Haku, Sasuke reawakened the legacy of his clan; the Sharingan, and even selflessly pushed himself in the way of Haku's attack on Naruto to protect him. When Haku tried to use a volley of needles to kill Naruto, Sasuke stepped in to protect him. Naruto wakes up and sees Sasuke standing in front of him, struck by many senbon. Naruto then questions Sasuke's motives and why he was sacrificing himself for Naruto. Sasuke begins to think of their relationship and replies that he, himself doesn't even know the reason why he saved him and claims that his body had moved on its own. A shocked Naruto catches Sasuke as he collapses. Sasuke then tells Naruto his goal of killing his brother and with final words, tells Naruto to not let his dream of becoming Hokage die away either. Believing his teammate had died in his arms, Naruto becomes enraged and unconsciously taps into the chakra of the Nine-Tailed Fox within him. After the fight, it was revealed that Sasuke was merely put into a temporary death state. Naruto and the rest of Team 7 are relieved to discover that Sasuke is still alive.
Chūnin Exam Arc
Team 7 is sent into the Forest of Death for the second chunnin exam. Soon after entering the forest, they are attacked by Orochimaru who disguised himself as Shiore. Along this process, had also immobilised both Sasuke and Sakura. Despite Naruto's timely appearance, Sasuke decides to relinquish their scroll to Shiore to ensure their team's survival. However, Naruto intervenes by stopping the deal and punches Sasuke in the face; refusing to accept Sasuke's mindset. Naruto takes the scroll from him and begins fighting Orochimaru by tapping into the Nine-Tails' chakra. While temporarily occupied, Orochimaru uses a snake to attack Sasuke. However, Naruto saves him in time; asking him if he was okay and calling him a scaredy-cat. Naruto's courageous efforts soon inspire Sasuke to fight in his place. Naruto urging Sasuke not to surrender to the stronger ninja causes Sasuke to prepare to battle with Orochimaru.
Before the preliminary matches, Sasuke shows his acknowledgement to Naruto for the first time by telling Naruto, "I also want to fight you".
During the final rounds of the chuunin exam, Naruto is shown worried over Sasuke who had not arrived yet, but is later relieved when the match is delayed. When Sasuke finally arrives, Naruto is shown smiling at him, confirming that Sasuke had to win this match because he[Naruto] also wanted to fight him. During Sasuke's match with Gaara, Naruto remembers what Gaara had told him and Shikamaru about him living to kill people. Worried that Gaara might kill Sasuke, Naruto tries to talk to Kakashi to stop the match, but is quickly reassured when Sasuke reveals his chidori. Realizing Sasuke's new strength, Naruto begins to envy him.
Invasion of Konoha Arc
With the start of the invasion, Naruto was put to sleep but is awakened by Sakura so that they could go after Sasuke who was pursuing Gaara in order to continue their fight. Catching up just in time to stop Gaara from killing Sasuke, Naruto takes his place. Words later inspired by Sasuke who was struggling with his cursed mark, Naruto commends himself in defeating the jinchūrikin.
Once the invasion was over, the group attended the Third Hokage's funeral.
Search for Tsunade Arc
Finding out that Itachi had returned to the village in search of Naruto, Sasuke hunts him down in order to track his brother. When finally being able to find Naruto, the brothers reunite and quickly clash. However, during the fight, Sasuke is left tormented both physically and mentally. Thrown into a Tsukuyomi and later in a coma, Naruto tries to help, but is stopped by Jiriaya. Later, Sasuke is rescued by Guy and is sent back to Konoha while Naruto and Jiraiya finds Tsunade so she can heal Sasuke.
Sasuke Retrieval Arc
After finding Tsunade, the trio returns back to Konoha to which the woman would heal Sasuke. Relieved that Sasuke had finally recovered, Naruto returns to his training. Noticing a change in Naruto's strength, Sasuke becomes envious and the two eventually agree to fight. Clashing towards one another with Rasengan and Chidori at the hospital roof, they are stopped by both Sakura and Kakashi. Being sent to two separate water towers, Naruto is shown to unknowingly do more damage than Sasuke, much to his annoyance.
This would later become one of the factors that played a role into Sasuke leaving the village. When Naruto finds out, he is shown disappointed, but promises that he'd bring Sasuke back no matter what.
When Naruto finally catches up to Sasuke, he asks him[Sasuke] if he was willing to turn his back on all his friends and Konoha for a simple matter of getting stronger. Replied with a yes, Naruto becomes more enraged and determined to bring Sasuke back to his senses. Grabbing hold of him, he gives Sasuke an echoing punch. However, Sasuke is shown to appear no pain and only reacts by spitting his blood in Naruto's face. The two engage into battle and after some fighting, Naruto asks Sasuke if everything they did as a team meant nothing to him. With a confession, Sasuke states that everything they did together as a team did hold meaning to him, even stating that Naruto had also become one of his closest friends. However, he resolves that Naruto being his closest friend would also allow for him to get the Mangekyo Sharingan. The two then engaged in battle with different goals; Naruto to bring Sasuke back, and Sasuke to kill Naruto.
During the fight, Naruto has brief flashbacks about how happy he was when he met Sasuke, how they became rivals and questions if they ever truly had a bond. When Sasuke is about to kill Naruto by using his Chidori to pierce through Naruto's heart, it is deflected and goes clean through Naruto's right lung. Thinking he had won the battle, the Nine-Tails' chakra begins to envelop Naruto. Watching as the inflicted wound begins to heal, Sasuke questions Naruto's being and what he really was. In tears, Naruto screams that he was his friend and was not going to allow him to defect to Orochimaru, even if it meant breaking his arms and legs to stop him.
After a severe beating, Naruto pins Sasuke against a rock wall and asks him if he had come to senses yet. An enraged Sasuke tells Naruto that he wouldn't be able to understand him, stating that Naruto never had a family to start with and wouldn't understand how it felt to lose one.
Admiting that he didn't know anything about having parents nor a sibling, Naruto confesses that despite so, he thinks of Iruka as a father and him[Sasuke] as his own brother. Finishing it off, Naruto states that to protect that bond, he was willing to stop Sasuke no matter what. Sasuke resists Naruto's appeals and confirms that it was already too late for him to go back. Putting his forehead protector on, Sasuke declares that he would break their bond and by using the headband, it was to acknowledge Naruto as his equal, causing Naruto to become shocked.During the fight between Naruto in his Nine-Tailed Fox form, forming a Demon Fox Rasengan using only one hand and Sasuke in his Cursed Seal of Heaven level 2 form, forming a a Flapping Chidori, they collide in an explosion of blue and red chakra that forms a swirling black sphere of energy. At the last moment, Sasuke chooses to punch Naruto in the chest rather than impale him with the Chidori. Likewise, Naruto only scratches Sasuke's headband, disproving the boy's earlier taunt and minimizing the effects of the Rasengan. Naruto and Sasuke are left hovering within the sphere, gazing sadly at each other. A vision of a younger Naruto and Sasuke shows both of them form a reconciliation seal and they both smile to each other. The bright light slowly dissipates, revealing an unconscious Naruto with Sasuke standing above him. Sun light breaks through the clouds, illuminating the two boys, and focuses to a point on Naruto's face. Sasuke stares down at Naruto while his headband loosens and falls to the ground. It begins to rain. Sasuke is wracked by a sharp pain in his arm and falls to his hands and knees, looking at Naruto straight in the face. Choosing to not kill Naruto, Sasuke leaves him there and continues his journey to Orochimaru.
When Naruto finally regains his consciousness, he grew upset when he found that Sasuke had gotten away. Making a vow to himself, he promises to bring Sasuke back to the village one day. While in the hospital, Naruto receives an unexpected arrival from Jiriaya who tells him to train with him for three years prior as well as give up on Sasuke; stating that Sasuke was no different from Orochimaru. Accepting the training, Naruto however rejects on giving up on Sasuke.
Sasuke and Sai Arc
During the new Team Kakashi head out to the Tenchi Bridge, Naruto and Sakura are very angry at Sai for insulting Sasuke as a traitor of Konoha. Naruto defends Sasuke by saying to Sai that he knows nothing about Sasuke. Seeing the tension in the team, Yamato decided that they need to improve on teamwork and uses the Wood Release technique to create a wooden cage, threatening to lock the trio up unless they behave.
During at the Tenchi Bridge, Yamato signals Naruto, Sakura and Sai to appear on the bridge to fight Orochimaru and Kabuto. On seeing Naruto, Orochimaru begins mocking Naruto by comparing Naruto to Sasuke and said as if Sasuke belonged to Orochimaru. This makes Naruto very angry which causes the Nine-Tails' chakra to leak from an enraged Naruto's body and turns him into the three-tailed form. While a fair match, Orochimaru was able to evade Naruto's attacks. Later, Naruto advanced to his four-tailed form, losing his sense of self in his anger.
When Sai told Naruto and Sakura that Sasuke was no longer cared about them, Naruto stated in response that he also used to hate Sasuke, but over time he had formed a bond with Sasuke through their shared experiences, and as such he would do whatever it takes to bring Sasuke home. Naruto's dedication to retrieving Sasuke struck a chord with Sai, who was left without words as a result.
In Orochimaru's hideout, when Sai finally locates Sasuke, Sasuke explodes his room in rage of being disturbed. Reacting to the explosion, Naruto and Sakura runs to the location. When Naruto, Sakura and Yamato arrive to where Sasuke and Sai is, they met Sasuke and they tried to convince Sasuke to come home. Still determined to gain power, Sasuke refused, prompting the team to use force. In the end, Orochimaru and Kabuto convince Sasuke to withdraw with them and they disappear, leaving a weeping Naruto, who confesses his failure of not being strong enough to bring Sasuke back to Konoha. However, instead of getting discouraged, Naruto vows to get stronger and still strived to bring him back home.
Hidan and Kakuzu Arc
After the encounter with Sasuke, Naruto realizes that Sasuke is far too strong for him to possibly defeat, so he decides to train with Kakashi and Yamato. After witnessing a shooting star during his rest from his training, Naruto thought of Sasuke, which enabled him to clear the second stage of his training.
Itachi Pursuit Arc
When news finally reached Konoha that Sasuke had killed Orochimaru, Team 7 and Team 8 decide to group up and find Itachi to allow access to also find Sasuke. During the search, Naruto used a number of shadow clones to search the area faster and one of his clones encounters Sasuke. Sasuke destroyed the clone with his Chidori Current and he and his team continue to the Uchiha hideout where Itachi is waiting. Naruto figures out where Sasuke is, so Naruto's Team goes in pursuit of him. Unfortunately, Naruto's Team was stopped by Tobi and they were force to fight him to continue the pursuit but none of their attacks worked. After word reached them that Sasuke had killed Itachi, they were allowed to continue but however, Tobi reached Sasuke first. Having lost the trail of Sasuke, Naruto became angry when he realized that they were too late and they were forced to give up on the search.
Invasion of Pain Arc
After the failed mission of bring Sasuke back, Naruto learned that his teacher, Jiraiya had died in his battle with the leader of the Akatsuki, Pain. After hearing this, Naruto is saddened and thinks about the time he used to spend with Jiraiya. Naruto use to think that he understands Sasuke very well but now having these feeling of sadness and pain of losing Jiraiya, Naruto started to understands the pain of losing bonds and he concludes that he finally understands how Sasuke feels.
As the Invasion of Pain rages on in Konoha, Team Taka is sent to capture the Eight-Tails. When the members is Taka are shown struggling, Sasuke Uchiha has a flashback of Team 7. Remembering his former team, he rushes back into the battlefield to save his team members. Meanwhile in Konoha, Naruto fights with Pain. In his battle with Pain, Naruto had come to understand the nature of cycle of hatred and also started to understands the reason of Sasuke's malice which makes his desire on bringing Sasuke back to Konoha and to save him from his darkness had grew even more.
When Tazuna and Inari left after having a long conversation with Team 7 (excluding Sai), Naruto remember the flashback of Sasuke telling him about the feeling of losing a bond when he fight Sasuke at the Valley of the End. Naruto then told Sakura and Kakashi that he now understands what revenge is and how Sasuke felt. Naruto continue telling Sakura and Kakashi that he always thought he understood Sasuke but actually he didn't and he wants to fight Sasuke seriously this time because he want team 7 to laugh together again, including Sasuke.
Five Kage Summit Arc
When Omoi and Karui confronts Naruto and Sakura about Sasuke's crime as well as informing them that Sasuke had joined the Akatsuki, Naruto and Sakura was shocked after hearing it. Later, Karui beats Naruto when he refuses to tell her about Sasuke. Naruto was willing to take physical abuse from Karui rather than sell Sasuke out. While Naruto recovered from his injuries, he asked Yamato and Kakashi to take him to the Land of Iron so that he could pleas the Fourth Raikage to forgive Sasuke. At the land of Iron, the Raikage refused Naruto request and berated him for standing up a criminal when Naruto pleas the Raikage to forgive Sasuke. Naruto then bow down his head on the ground and pleading with the Fourth Raikage to pardon Sasuke for his crimes against his village but the Raikage still refused his request. When Gaara told Naruto about what happened at the Kage Summit, including the actions of Sasuke, Naruto was shocked and heart broken.
During the team 7 reunited, Naruto stopped Kakashi from killing Sasuke and fought Sasuke head-on; matching his Rasengan with the latter's Chidori instead. Both survived the clash, with Tobi and Zetsu coming to Sasuke's aid. Naruto told Kakashi that he will deal with Sasuke and leave Sasuke to him and also said to Kakashi, "How can I be hokage when I can't even save one friend". Before Sasuke left, Naruto noted that they had both become top-class ninja, and if they ever fought again, they would both die. Naruto nevertheless accepted such an outcome, since it would at least enable him to shoulder Sasuke's hatred alone. In answer, Sasuke declared that he had no intention to die, and promised to kill Naruto first. Sasuke then left with Tobi. Naruto claims that he still consider him as a friend and will bring him back to Konoha no matter what.
Shinobi World War Arc
Naruto and the nine-tail fox have a conversation and the fox tells him to stop being naive as there is no way he could shoulder the hatred of an entire war and Sasuke. Naruto then remembers his flashback of him and Sasuke in their academy days. In the flashback, Naruto and Sasuke were paired to spar against each other. Though excited at the chance to achieve popularity by beating Sasuke, Naruto was easily beaten. By looking at Sasuke's eyes, Naruto realized that they were filled with hatred. When Iruka told them to make the reconciliation seal, they both refused. After the flashback, Naruto walks into the Nine-Tails' cage and brings down the torii to pin the fox down. Naruto then stares dead into the Nine-Tails' eye and brimming with confidence, telling the fox that he will do something about the war and Sasuke.
Ten-Tails Revival Arc
During the Fourth Shinobi World War, Sasuke arrived on the battlefield. After some dispute between the original Rookie Nine, Sasuke declaring to everyone that he would change the village and become Hokage. Naruto stood beside Sasuke and said that it was he who would actually become Hokage. Naruto and Sasuke moved to the battlefield, followed by Sakura, and the reborn Team 7 prepared to face the Ten-Tails. As the trio stood together, back to back, Naruto examined Sasuke's Amaterasu and his Mangekyo Sharingan, while Sasuke examined Naruto's tailed beast form.
After Sai informed Naruto of how to reach the Ten-Tails' real body, Team 7 simultaneously used the Summoning Technique. Naruto summoned Gamakichi, Sasuke summoned Aoda and Sakura summoned Katsuyu, as each the solution to one problem. Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura, due to their summonings were noted by onlookers to be the new Three-Way Deadlock as each used their summoning for a purpose. Gamakichi leaped high into the air and used his tantō to protect him and Naruto from the attacks of the guards while Sasuke used Aoda to slide past the clones of the Ten-Tails and fending off their attacks using a more enhanced version of his Chidori-infused sword. After two clones managed to put up a barrier in his way, Sasuke manifested his Susanoo and broke through it with his Susanoo Sword. Naruto created an Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken, and threw it at the Ten-Tails. Sasuke then used the Susanoo to fire an Amaterasu flame-enhanced arrow towards the Ten-Tails, which was combined with Naruto's Wind Release: Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken, to do even more damage to the beast. Naruto then asked Sasuke to extinguish the flames when the Ten-Tails was weak enough to rip the tailed beasts out of its body so he and Kurama could pull the other tailed beasts out of the Ten-Tails' body. Wanting to end the twisted system and create a new one, Sasuke refused to do so, which angered Naruto.
When Naruto worries about protecting the Hokages, Sasuke notes that they were using their immortal bodies to gain a sense of Obito's abilities so they could find a way to defeat him which led Sasuke to tell Naruto to stop worrying about them. While Minato prepares to use the Spiralling Flash Super Round Dance Howl Participate Formula, Obito makes a play to attack Naruto, but Sasuke protect Naruto by intercepted Obito's attack on Naruto with his Susanoo. However, as Sasuke attempts to attack Obito, Obito managed to break through the Susanoo and attack both Sasuke and Naruto. With Minato unable to teleport to their aid, Naruto, remembering his father's words about how the Flying Thunder God Technique worked, he created two chakra arms and grabbed onto Sasuke and attached the other to his father allowing Minato to teleport them to safety. When Minato was attacked by Obito, a worried Naruto was reprimanded by Sasuke who reminded him that they needed to stay focus and prepare to strike.
As countless shinobi began being drained of their chakra, leaving everyone else filled with despair, Hashirama had Ino link everyone telepathically so that he could pass on the info that his original had heard about the Shinju and the Eye of the Moon Plan and to try and rally them to continue fighting. While Hashirama's words fail to inspire anyone, Sasuke continued to battle without fear or doubt, donning his Susanoo and cutting down a limb of the enormous tree, which shocked everyone. Calling out to Naruto, Sasuke asked Naruto if he was done, as he himself had just begun. Through Ino's telepathic link, Naruto's emotions and memories were conveyed to everyone, leading the young Uchiha to sympathize with the loss of his brother, Itachi. Shocked at Naruto's refusal to give up despite of his hard life, the Allied Forces quickly begin to regain their will to fight as Sasuke, in his complete Susanoo, joins Naruto in an assault.
After Naruto informs Sasuke not to forget that only senjutsu will work against Obito, Sasuke tells him that he is not quick to forget, unlike Naruto. With this statement, Sasuke has Jūgo use the senjutsu chakra from his Sage Transformation on his Susanoo, which covers Sasuke's Susanoo with the Cursed Seal of Heaven markings. Naruto and Sasuke proceed to attack Obito, who once again used the Ten-Tails Malleable Chakra to aid in protecting himself from their assault. In unison with Naruto's senjustsu-enhanced Tailed Beast Ball, Sasuke fires a senjutsu-enhanced arrow at Obito. Naruto and Sasuke were unhappy to see that their combined technique did not harm Obito, due to him surrounding himself in a sphere formed from the Ten-Tails' malleable chakra. The battle continued resulting in Sasuke's Susanoo and Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode form being destroyed.
However, Naruto and Sasuke got up on their feet again, their resolves untouched. Standing alongside his comrade, Sasuke noted that they would end the battle with their next attack, to which Naruto agrees. With this, Sasuke manifests his final Susanoo which begins to encase Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode mantle. After Sasuke's Susanoo fully encased Naruto's Tailed Beast Mode mantle, Sasuke manifested his Susanoo sword. Noticing their powerful combination, Obito manifested a huge shield and the Sword of Nunoboko, preparing to engage Naruto and Sasuke. After agreeing that they had one opportunity to take down Obito, Naruto and Sasuke charged into battle. While the Konoha 11 destroyed the shield, Sasuke's Susanoo sword managed to shatter Obito's legendary weapon. With his sword destroyed, Naruto and Sasuke managed to slash through Obito with the Susanoo's senjutsu-enhanced sword. Due to the success of Naruto and Sasuke's attack, Obito began losing control of the tailed beasts and Naruto began pulling the chakra of the tailed beasts out of Obito. Sasuke and the rest of the Allied Shinobi Forces later assisted Naruto in the great chakra tug-of-war against Obito, eventually succeeding in extracting the tailed beasts from him.
Infinite Tsukuyomi Arc
Upon waking up and encountering the Hermit of the Six Paths, Naruto finds out that he is the reincarnation of Ashura while Sasuke is to Indra, the two sons of the Hermit. Confessing during the Five Kage summit of why Naruto could not kill Sasuke, the Uzumaki confessed of feeling the presence of the older brother. Knowing what they had to do to break the 'cycle of hatred,' both Sasuke and Naruto agree to work together.
When Naruto attacked Madara, Tobirama used his Flying Thunder God Technique to send Sasuke to the main battlefield, as he teleported him to Minato's kunai that Naruto had taken with him. When facing Madara, Naruto remarks to Madara that he will not be defeating him alone.
During the battle, Madara launches his counterattack on Naruto and Sasuke, which they were able to deflect while they evade it entirely. After his analysis on Madara, Sasuke explained his analysis and his strategy to Naruto, telling him to use Hagoromo's power in his next technique to bind Madara. Though reluctant to take orders from his rival, Naruto readies himself to attack once more as the two proceeded to assault Madara. Naruto, forming the Sage Art: Magnet Release Rasengan using Shukaku's chakra and Sasuke, forming a black Chidori, land a simultaneous attack on Madara only to find out that it was the projection from his Rinbo technique.
When Madara performs the Chibaku Tensei, Sasuke unleashes his fully formed Susanoo to repel the massive stones. As Madara starts the Infinite Tsukuyomi, Naruto fires Continuous Tailed Beast Ball Rasenshuriken at the numerous meteors that were careening towards them. Sasuke, noticing the Infinite Tsukuyomi's start, rushes to the ground, angering Naruto who had been trying not to hit him with his technique, though Sasuke quickly protected Naruto (along with Kakashi and Sakura) from being caught in the genjutsu with his Susanoo. Sensing the misery of the situation, Naruto tries to help the others outside who had been caught in the genjutsu, but Sasuke halts him, telling him to be patient.
As the group is released and met up with Madara, both Sasuke and Naruto strike towards a now-transformed Kaguya, but is quickly tangled within her hair. However, they are saved by their sun and moon symbols. Once Kaguya transforms the landscape into a flowing stream of lava, Sasuke quickly goes towards Naruto and catches him as he summons his hawk. Sasuke is scolded by Naruto to why he didn't save the other, but later looks back and was relieved to see them still 'hanging'. Turning his attention back to Kaguya and Sasuke, the Uchiha confirms to Naruto that if they die, the whole world would be in ruins, quickly afterwards claiming that he only saved Kakashi and Sakura due to them standing beside the Uzumaki. However, Naruto quickly reconfirms this by reminding Sasuke that he also 'unintentionally' saved him on the bridge, 'claiming' that he gets what the Uchiha was talking about.
Soon, the scroll that Kakashi and Sakura were hanging on to burns off and is saved by one of the hands of the Uzumaki as well as Naruto also catching Sasuke who had fallen off the hawk. Quickly after regaining themselves, Naruto and Kaguya charge at one another, soon after with Naruto calling Sasuke to summon his Susanoo. Naruto and Sasuke are sent reeling by Kaguya's attack, causing them to fall down to the lava again. As Sasuke's Susanoo's blade is destroyed by the lava, Sasuke manages to teleport himself to Naruto's location and he receives a platform to stand on from Naruto. Angry that his Susanoo has no effect on Kaguya, Sasuke and Naruto did not notice Kaguya as she creates a portal and reappears behind them and begins to absorb their chakra.
Naruto and Sasuke are able to free themselves from Kaguya and Black Zetsu and concur that it was now more important than ever to seal her away. Naruto then tells Sasuke to use his plan to create an opening for them to use the sealing technique. Putting their plan into action, Sasuke attacks Kaguya with his Amaterasu, allowing Naruto to jump in front of her and use his Sexy: Reverse Harem Technique, much to everyone's shock. Naruto's technique successfully distracted Kaguya long enough for Naruto to punch her. Sasuke teleports himself and Naruto around Kaguya, but just when they were about to seal her, she transforms the landscape into a vast frozen mountainside and encased all of them inside a giant block of ice, which she easily escaped from. Kaguya prepares to use Black Zetsu to drain Naruto and Sasuke's chakra once again, but Sasuke uses his Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi to free himself and Naruto from the ice. After thanking Sasuke for freeing him from the ice, Naruto apologizes to Sasuke about his failed plan. As Sasuke tells Naruto they will be using his tactic to seal Kaguya, Black Zetsu recommends to Kaguya to fight them one at a time. Following Black Zetsu's advice, Kaguya suddenly grabs Sasuke and teleports him into another dimension, Naruto calling out his name.
After Sasuke's forced departure, Naruto continues to battle Kaguya. Meanwhile, Naruto's clone successfully resuscitates Obito. When awakened, Obito immediatly inqiuries the situation. Once informed, Obito along with Sakura, Kakashi and Naruto's Clone return to Naruto's original. Obito witnesses Kaguya's teleportation technique and deduces that he may be able to synchronize his Kamui with her teleportation and find Sasuke. However, he explains that should he run out of chakra while with Sasuke, he would not be able to return to his original location. Naruto's clone immediatly offers his chakra, but Obito tells him it will not be enough. Hearing this, Sakura offers her own chakra as well. Obito agrees to their offers and the plan is decided.
Sasuke and Naruto face off, Sasuke explaining his view on the Hokage, as Naruto listens. Naruto exclaims that not all can be done alone, but his words fall on deaf ears. After rememberng their meetings with the Six Paths, Sasuke and Naruto clash.
- Naruto and Sasuke accidentally shared their first kiss during their first meeting.
- When Naruto first met with Sasuke back in the Academy days, Naruto wanted to befriend Sasuke.
- Naruto and Sasuke understood each others pains of being an orphan.
- Naruto wanted Sasuke to acknowledge him as an equal.
- During their battle with Haku, Sasuke did all he could to protect Naruto, even to the point of nearly dying.
- Before his supposed death, he thought about his relationship with Naruto (including their kiss) and told Naruto that he didn't know the reason he'd saved him; his body had just moved on its own.
- Seeing Sasuke "die" upset Naruto to the point where part of the Kyuubi's power temporarily overcame him.
- At the end of Part I, Sasuke did not kill Naruto liked he'd intended.
- Naruto was so intent on bringing Sasuke back to the village that he unleashed his One-Tailed form during their fight. This was the second time he used the Kyuubi's power for Sasuke's sake.
- Naruto unleashed the three-tailed and is later advanced to his four-tailed form, when Orochimaru angered him by comparing him to Sasuke and said as if Sasuke belonged to Orochimaru.
- Naruto never gives up on taking Sasuke back to Konoha.
- When Naruto came to understand the reason of Sasuke's malice, his desire to save Sasuke from his darkness had grew even more.
- Naruto willing being beaten up by Karui rather than sell Sasuke out.
- Naruto willing to bow down his head on the ground, pleading the Fourth Raikage to pardon Sasuke for his crimes against his village.
- In the cover of 671, it was announced that the bond the two share is yin and yang as well as Heaven and Earth.
- Naruto and Sasuke have work together fighting Obito and Madara.
- In Naruto Shippuden Ending 6 - Broken Youth, Naruto and Sasuke can be seen walking towards and saw each other. They then walked past each other and stopped. When they were about to get ready to fight, they stopped and walked away.
- In Naruto Shippuden ending 19 - Place To Try, Naruto remembers the flashback of him and Sasuke, which encourage Naruto to grow stronger to fight and save Sasuke from his darkness next time when they meet again.
- In Naruto Shippuden ending 20 - Bai Mai Saido (By My Side), Naruto tries to reach his hand towards Sasuke but Sasuke refuses it and then Naruto was trap in Sasuke's darkness. In the darkness, when Naruto felt Sasuke's malice, he tries to get out. With the help of Naruto's parents; Minato and Kushina, Naruto was able to break out of Sasuke's darkness. Minato and Kushina encourage Naruto by pushing him to the front. Naruto then walks toward Sasuke and tries to reaches his hand towards Sasuke's hand.
Fillers - Part II
Twelve Guardian Ninja Arc
In episode 60, after Fūka said that Naruto is a naive boy, she asked Naruto, "have you had your first kiss?". Naruto then blushes and yelled at Fūka angrily that he had his "kissing experience". Naruto then remember his "kissing experience" with Sasuke, making him blushes again and said to Fūka, "although it was with a guy".
Konoha History Arc
In Naruto Shippuden episode 194; The Worst Three-Leggeed Race, Team 7 is on a mission to retrieve a stolen golden statue from a gang of thieves. During the mission, Sakura gets captured while Naruto and Sasuke hands were stuck together. When Naruto and Sasuke found out that their hands were stuck together, they try to separate each other by tugging each other; which they end up accidentally bump each other's head, hit their hands at a rock; which a pain send a shiver down their spine, and jump down from a water fall; which earn them their "second kiss" with a heart shape water splash. They then can be seen arguing with each other near the water fall about their "kiss" and they blushes because of embarrassment.
Later, Naruto and Sasuke having an argument about finding Kakashi but Naruto disagree and think they should save Sakura first. During the argument, Naruto suddenly told Sasuke that he need to go and Sasuke, who was being stuck with Naruto, was drag along with him to a rock wall. Sasuke then told Naruto to hold it but he replied that he can't and when they started to argue again, they encounter one of the thieves. After defeating the thief, Sasuke told Naruto that if they want to save Sakura, they have to work together; which makes Naruto surprise and glad on what Sasuke had just said. Naruto then told Sasuke that he need to go; making Sasuke speechless. Sasuke feels awkward and then sigh, telling Naruto that he needs to go too.
Near the end of the episode, Naruto and Sasuke have work together to save Sakura and defeated the thieves. In the end of the episode, when Naruto complained about being stuck with Sasuke, Sakura tells the two that the thing will crumble and fall apart within two or three days, much to their disappointment. Naruto then turns to Sasuke and says that he needs to go again. Telling Naruto to stop it, Naruto replied Sasuke that they already peed together, which shocks Sakura. They then can be seen standing next to each other at a tree; Naruto trying to pull down his pants with Sasuke preventing him.
In episode 293; Power - Episode 4, while the Nine-Tails tries to control Naruto, Dokku calls him, but gets shouted instead. Dokku asks Naruto what burden a powerful person carries and made him choose the reason why he desires to be powerful, seeing flashbacks of his comrades of Konoha and also Sasuke, he answered Dokku that he want to protect his comrades and save a friend[Sasuke], leading to the seal inside Naruto to gain strength again.
Shadow of the Anbu Arc
In episode 359; the night of the tragedy, Naruto can be seen running towards Sasuke in the academy; telling him that he is not going to lose to him. Sasuke ignore Naruto and told him to shut up. Angered, Naruto told Sasuke to stop acting so high and about to punch Sasuke. Sasuke dodge Naruto's attack and called him annoying, which makes Naruto even more pissed. After the Uchiha clan massacre, in the academy, Naruto saw Sasuke sitting alone near the academy fence. Naruto was concern about Sasuke as he wondered what is up with him. Naruto then walk towards Sasuke but he got hit by a ball and angrily walked toward the pupils who laughed at him, leaving Sasuke alone.
Naruto vs Mecha-Naruto
When Mecha-Naruto battles Naruto, all of Naruto's Nine-Tails chakra was nearly siphoned by Mecha-Naruto but he refuses to give up, saying to the Nine-Tail he came back to the village to train hard and get stronger so he can bring Sasuke back to Konoha.
Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
In a post-credits scene, when Naruto yelled that he forgot to ask Kazahana Koyuki for an autograph. Sasuke then told to Naruto that he got the autograph for him, much to Team 7 surprise. Sasuke then blushes and give the autograph to Naruto.
Naruto Movie 2 : Legend of the Stone of Gelel
When Naruto was unconscious, he had a dream of him and Sasuke walking towards each other. However, they passed by each other without a word; with this, Naruto woke up into the battle. The point of the dream, however, emphasized Naruto's regret over losing Sasuke, and strengthened his resolve not to lose any more friends.
Naruto Shippuden: The Movie
When Sasuke was mentioned by Tsunade that Lee became his replacement for the mission, Naruto and Sakura can be seen depressed.
Naruto Shippuden Movie 2: Bonds
Through a series of events, Naruto and Sakura found themselves in front of an evil monster calling itself the Zero-Tails. The creature sensed that Naruto had a huge dark power inside of him, so it taunted Naruto and coaxed him to use that power by saying that he cannot save anyone without it. This made Naruto remember his failure in saving Sasuke, and became emotionally unstable, which caused him to enter his initial jinchūriki form, and eventually evolved to his four-tailed state.
Near the end of the movie, when Naruto was about to finish off Shinno, Sasuke appeared suddenly, striking Shinno with Chidori Senbon, which attacked Shinno's cells and forced him to revert back to his normal form. Sasuke then explained that Orochimaru needed help with a reincarnation technique to Shinnō, who then gave Sasuke a scroll, saying that that would be enough help. Shinnō then fled the scene, with Sasuke chasing him. Naruto told Amaru to go find the villagers while he went after Sasuke.As they chase Shinno, they found themselves in a deep chamber with a strange large cocoon that seemed to absorb any chakra in the area and there Naruto asked Sasuke what he was doing there, which Sasuke ignored. When Shinnō had fused with the cocoon he taunts Naruto and Sasuke and an angry Naruto jumps down to fight him. Sasuke soon follows suit. The cocoon then attacked Naruto and Sasuke. All of their counterattacks proved useless, as any chakra they used was absorbed by the cocoon and rendered harmless. Using tentacles as his arms, Shinnō grabbed hold of both of them and began draining their chakra. Sasuke activated the first level of his cursed seal, releasing its evil chakra, and Naruto, who had understood Sasuke's plan, turned into his initial jinchūriki form and sent a large amount of chakra into the Zero-Tails, and managed to break free with his shadow clones before using Tornado Rasengan. After escaping himself, Sasuke ascended to the second level of the cursed seal, before using Chidori Katana to cut off the beast's power. The creature began rampaging after regaining control of it, having now completely absorbed Shinno.
Amaru found and released Hinata and the rest of the villagers who had been taken prisoner as Sasuke and Naruto exited the building. Naruto rushed out of the ruins, and ordered Amaru to go. She refused, but Sasuke then threw her into the boat by force.
As the lifeboat left, a tentacle appeared and tried to stop the boat leaving, but Sasuke cut it away. Naruto then thank Sasuke and forced him onto the lifeboat using a Rasengan, mouthing a few words to Sasuke as he fell before flying away using the wings from his cursed seal form. Sasuke is next seen worrying about Naruto and was relieved when watching Naruto being saved by Jiraiya from a distance. Sasuke turns around and goes back to Orochimaru's hideout.
In the Orochimaru's hideout, Orochimaru notices that Sasuke seemed different, and asks him if a "good thing" happened to him. Sasuke ignored the question and going off to train. Once outside, Sasuke remembers what Naruto had said to him during Naruto blew him onto the lifeboat. Naruto told Sasuke that he will definitely bring him back to Konoha. Sasuke then resumed his training.
Prologue of Road to Ninja
In the Prologue of Road to Ninja manga special and in filler episode 311, Lee decided to invite Naruto and the rest of their friends to the public bath after seeing how lonely Naruto feels. There, when Naruto is having a fun time with them and thinking to himself that this is better than being alone, he suddenly thought of Sasuke. Naruto wonders to himself what Sasuke is doing right now and he really have change a lot. In the anime, Naruto continues wonders to himself that if Sasuke didn't change, he would be here with them now and he surprise to see Sasuke sitting next to him and smiles at him. It is then reveal that the Sasuke who sitting next to him Naruto was actually Shino.
In the omake after Naruto Shippuden 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 will win her love. Naruto claims that he will 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.
Naruto OVA 1: Find the Four-Leaf Red Clover!
Naruto decided to help Konohamaru to find the crimson four leaf clover, located in a dangerous and forbidden place called Akagahara. On their way they meet Sasuke and Sakura, waiting for Kakashi, whom they later inform on the plan of the pair. After activating almost every trap on the way to the clover, they find that there are many clovers but none seem to have four leaves. When Konohamaru discovers one beneath a statue, the pair was attacked by puppets. It is only when Sasuke, Sakura and Kakashi arrive that they are rescued by placing the statue back to its original position. Naruto and Sasuke are shown working together and watching each other's back when they are fighting the puppets.
Naruto OVA 2: Mission : Protect the Waterfall Village!
As Team 7 were assigned a C-rank mission escorting a ninja named Shibuki, to his home Takigakure, he offered Team 7 a separate new mission helping pick up trash outside the village. When Team 7 is about to leave after completing the clean-up mission, a woman appears, informs them that the village is under attack and then passes out. When they got ambushed by the enemies, Sasuke grabbed Naruto and Shibuki onto the ground and tells them to stay down. After telling them to stay down, he went to fights the enemies.
After Sasuke defeated some of the enemies, Shibuki brings Naruto and Sasuke to the village whereas Sakura stays to take care of the woman and the kids; shortly after they get captured and being use as hostages. On their way going to the village, Sasuke told Naruto to stay focused. At the village, when Sasuke figure out that the enemies are in the village, he quickly pushes Naruto into the river and tells him to take Shibuki somewhere safe while he distract the enemies. Sasuke was being captured when he fights the enemies and was use as a hostage along with Sakura and the rest of the villagers.When Naruto save a kid, Sasuke was shocked when he sees Naruto got stabbed with a kunai by Suien and he was shown worried about Naruto when Naruto was being beaten by Suien and his group. Shibuki then drink the Hero Water and easily defeated the group leaving only Suien to defeat. Soon after fighting Suien, Shibuki was defeated; Suien soon after took the bottle of Hero Water and drank it. After seeing Suien stomp Shibuki into the ground Naruto got on his feet and attacked; Shibuki then untied Sasuke. Sasuke then works together Naruto to defeat Suien. During the fight, Naruto transformed into his Nine-Tails' cloak, and Sasuke's Sharingan appeared as well and they then defeated Suien saving the villagers.
Naruto OVA 3: Hidden Leaf Village Grand Sports Festival!
The Rookie Nine, plus Team Guy, is taking part in a sports competition in which the winning team gets one whole week free from missions. Naruto really needs to go to the bathroom, forcing him to make repeated dashes for the bathroom in between games, only to be foiled each time by one of the other ninja who are mostly unaware of his condition. During the relay race, Sasuke accidentally poked Naruto's butt with a relay race baton he was holding. Out of desperation, Naruto wins the relay race which wins Team 7 the vacation, only to be spoiled by Naruto releasing his bowels, much to everyone's disgust.
Naruto OVA 4: Finally a clash! Jōnin vs. Genin!! Indiscriminate Grand Melee Tournament Meeting!!
A contest is made by the Fifth Hokage called jōnin vs genin. The point is to collect crystals for points, with the higher-ranked chūnin and jōnin holding crystals worth more points. The genin have blue crystals, while the chūnin and jōnin have red crystals. Before the contest begins, when Naruto said that this contest will be easy, Sasuke smirked and called Naruto a dumbass. Much to Naruto annoyance, he then turned around and yelled at Sasuke angrily. Naruto and Sasuke then have a little argument but they were stopped by Sakura.
During the contest, when Naruto found Sasuke fighting Kakashi, Naruto and Sasuke started argued again. Seeing Naruto and Sasuke are not good in teamwork, Kakashi started to call both of them brats. Annoyed, Naruto then tells Sasuke that they should work together to defeats Kakashi, and Sasuke thought the same thing. They work together to fight Kakashi. During the fights, Naruto uses the rasengan and Sasuke uses the chidori, together they heading towards Kakashi but their technique were stopped by Kakashi. When Kakashi wants to lecture them after their lost, Naruto and Sasuke starts argue again without listening to Kakashi's lecture.
Naruto OVA 5: Shippū! Konoha Gakuen Den!
The new transfer student at the prestigious Konoha High School, Naruto Uzumaki, arrives and announces his ambition to become the Yakuza leader of all Japan, developing a rivalry with Sasuke Uchiha in the process. When Naruto and Sasuke were fighting, Sasuke tripped from stepping a can while Naruto tripped from stepping his pants and fall on Sasuke; making them accidentally kiss each other.
Naruto OVA 6: The Cross Roads
Between the Land of Waves Arc and Chūnin Exam Arc, Team 7 starts a new B-ranked mission. During the mission, while doing reconnaissance, Kakashi finds Genmai who is being attacked by a dog, but gets stuck in a trap. When the rest of the team got ambushed by a group of missing-nin and their leader, Kajika, who have orders from Orochimaru to test Sasuke's strength and abilities, Sasuke saves both Sakura and Naruto; kicking Naruto to a tree and grabbing Sakura and quickly protect her from the explosions. While Yamame attacks Sasuke and Iwana attacks Naruto, Sakura is kidnapped by Kajika.
Naruto and Sasuke having an argument about waiting for Kakashi to get back but Naruto doesn't want to lose sight of Sakura and he then go to pursuit Kajika and his group. Sasuke have no choice but to follow Naruto as well. When Naruto caught up with them, Yamame and Iwana ambushed Naruto but he was save by Sasuke. When Kajika leave with Sakura, Yamame and Iwana was hiding waiting for good opportunity to attack them, Naruto and Sasuke was shown watching each other's back but Sasuke was annoyed when Naruto use the Harem Jutsu to find the location where the enemies are hiding. A fight then takes place between Yamame, Iwana, Naruto and Sasuke, in which Naruto and Sasuke get the upper-hand.Disguised, they go to Kajika, only to be soon detected to be impostors. A fight takes place between Kajika, Naruto and Sasuke. When Sasuke is fighting Kajika's clone, he is shown concern about Naruto who is defeated by Kajika and faint. During the fight, Sasuke right arm was injured and feeling Kajika is far more skilled in both ninjutsu and taijutsu than they are, Sasuke begins to doubt whether victory is possible. At that time, Naruto save Sasuke by throwing his kunai to Kajika's kunai when Kajika attack the injured Sasuke with a kunai and Naruto was save by Sasuke when Kajika ambushed Naruto from behind wanted to stabbed him with a kunai. When Naruto and Sasuke finally start working together, using Sasuke's Sharingan to see Kajika's chakra and Naruto's attacks, misguide Kajika in thinking they are just attacking him with kunai, while they were actually setting up a trap with wire strings, capturing him. At the end, Team 7 returns Genmai to his son.
Naruto OVA 11: Naruto Shippūden: Sunny Side Battle!!!Sasuke had a dream about Itachi, frying an egg for him. Itachi pour some soy sauce after frying it and the Uzumaki and Uchiha symbol can be seen on the egg yolk. When Sasuke wake up from his dream, Naruto poke Sasuke's forehead and says that he is finally awake. Naruto then tells Sasuke that they need to go to the battle and Sakura is waiting for them. Confusing on what is going on, Naruto smiles at the confused Sasuke and tells him that it is what Itachi would want from him. Naruto then runs off as Sasuke chase after him, trying to stop him. As running after Naruto, the sand he is standing on, suddenly turn into an egg yolks and the background of the desert they are at, suddenly change into a giant pan. When Sasuke and Naruto saw Itachi holding the pan that they are standing on the egg yolk, Sasuke begins to ask himself, is he still dreaming.
Among the Fans
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