Sasuke’s Origins! Kishimoto Speaks Up! – Ang Kwan

Sasuke is the rival and also the best friend of Naruto. He has been a part of the series​ ever since the beginning. Sasuke has been through a lot as well. He’s a very amazing character. The rival of Naruto and Sasuke is known throughout the anime world. It is something that is admired.

But, did you know that if Kishimoto had stuck to his original ideas then we might never have seen Sasuke in the series.
Yes! You read that right. Originally, Kishimoto-sensei had not planned to create Sasuke Uchiha. However, after speaking with his editor about the future of the series, he was advised to create a rival character for the series’ protagonist, Naruto Uzumaki. This resulted in the creation of Uchiha Sasuke. Kishimoto read a variety of manga in order to learn more about creating a rivalry that would be something extraordinary and would be talked for many years to come.
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