Follow TV Tropes

Following

Light Novel / Naruto Hiden

Go To

Naruto Hiden (a.k.a. Naruto Secret Chronicles) is a light novel series which explores the stories of various characters after the conclusion of the original manga. Though each book is illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto, they are written by different authors. And yes, they are part of the canon continuity.

  • "Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky", written by Akira Higashiyama, is set shortly after Sasuke's departure from the Hidden Leaf. Kakashi is in no hurry to officially take over as Hokage, so Tsunade is still in charge -much to her chargin. She tasks Kakashi with providing security for the Tobishachimaru's maiden voyage. Things seem to be going well, until a group of terrorists are discovered planting explosive tags on the airship.
  • Advertisement:
  • "Shikamaru Hiden: A Cloud Drifting in Silent Darkness", written by Takashi Yano, is set two years after the end of the Fourth Great Ninja War and a few months before The Last: Naruto the Movie. Shikamaru, a leading member of the Shinobi Union, is lamenting the fact that his life strayed so far from the "normal life" he dreamed of as a child. A strange message from Sai arrives, revealing a threat to the new-found peace in the face of Gengo, the leader of the Land of Silence. Shikamaru and two ANBU head out to investigate and, if necessary, assassinate this man.
  • "Sakura Hiden: Thoughts of Love, Riding Upon a Spring Breeze", written by Tomohito Ōsaki, is set a few months after the events of The Last. Sakura and Ino have opened a clinic within the Konoha Hospital that would assess and treat the mental health of children who have been affected by the Great War. The two kunoichi travel to the allied village of Suna after a request to offer their advice so that Suna can open a clinic of their own. Meanwhile, a mysterious man wearing a cloak and bearing a grudge against Konoha appears.
  • Advertisement:
  • "Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding", written by Shō Hinata, is set a few days before Naruto and Hinata's wedding ceremony. Kakashi Hatake has tasked the Konoha 11 with a very important, top-secret mission: each one of them must find a wedding gift. However, that proves to be a task not so easily accomplished...
  • "Gaara Hiden: A Sandstorm Mirage", written by Ukyō Kodachi, is set a few months after the wedding. Gaara has just turned twenty years old, so Sunagakure's elders think it's time for him get married. They have already found a wife for him, whom he is going to meet shortly. And so, Gaara's toughest battle yet begins...
  • "Akatsuki Hiden: Evil Flowers in Full Bloom", written by Shin Towada, is set around the same time as Gaara Hiden. During his journey, Sasuke meets a boy. The boy said that his family was killed by the Akatsuki…
Advertisement:

The main Naruto Hiden series, per cataloguing, are limited to the titles above. A separate related project, known as Naruto Shinden, also exist, divided into the 2015 cycle (mostly focusing on Itachi and Sasuke Uchiha) and the 2018 cycle (explicitly set within the Boruto era).

  • 2015 Cycle
    • "Itachi Shinden", written by Takashi Yano. It consists of two volumes: Book of Bright Light (光明篇, Kōmyō-hen) and Book of Dark Night (暗夜篇, An'ya-hen). The two books are essentially a retelling of Itachi's childhood—leading up to the Uchiha massacre (as well as the political and inter-village subterfuge that led to that moment). The story was given a loose adaptation via episodes 451-458 of the mainline Shippuden anime.
    • Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise (来光篇, Raikō-hen), written by Shin Towada. Set immediately after the events Sasuke were involved in during Akatsuki Hiden, he receives a mission from Kakashi regarding missing ninja from throughout the Shinobi villages. This leads Sasuke into the darker underbelly of the ninja world—something he himself has ignored in his pursuit of vengeance. This was adapted as episodes 484-488 of the Shippuden anime.
  • 2018 Cycle
    • Konoha Shinden: Steam Ninja Scrolls
    • Naruto Shinden: Family Day
    • Sasuke Shinden: The Teacher's Star Pupil
    • Shikamaru Shinden: A Cloud Dancing in Forlorn Falling Petals

You may buy the official English translations here.note  Otherwise, you can read fan-made English translations herenote . Please follow the translators' request to not copy or distribute the text.

Be warned: SPOILERS ahead. The events of the Epilogue are considered common knowledge, so read no further if you're not up to speed with the manga.


Tropes present in the novels include:

    open/close all folders 

    Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/49028f7758ef0e2655f12834098da069.png

  • Brought Down to Badass: One of the novel's major plot points is how losing the Sharingan has affected Kakashi. Sure, he's still a highly-trained ninja, but can't use any of the Sharingan's techniques, or even Raikiri properly.
  • Call-Back: Naruto can use his new arm very clumsily, just like Obito had trouble handling his artificial limbs at first.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Naruto's right arm is missing in the Prologue, since Tsunade hasn't finished constructing his prosthetic one.
    • Kakashi's face is carved on the Hokage monument, as seen in chapter 699 of the manga.
    • Kakashi cannot use Raikiri safely because he lost his Sharingan, which eliminated the tunnel vision effect Raikiri has.
    • Guy's right leg is still in a cast fro, his battle with Madara.
    • The Blood Prison (Houzuki Castle) seen in the titular 5th Shippuden movie is a real place; however, the events of the film are implied to have played out somewhat differently in canon (naturally, given Blood Prison's large number of Continuity Snarls); among other things, said events seem to have taken place at a much earlier date than what the movie implied.
  • Defector from Decadence: Kahyou explains that the inequalities in the Mist forced Zabuza to leave Kiri. In fact, he was the first to do that.
  • Die Hard on an Airship: Specifically, it's Die Hard 2 on an airship.
  • The Dragon: Kahyou to Rahyou, her brother.
  • The Dreaded: The name "Naruto Uzumaki" is well-known in the ninja world, with many considering him invincible. When the Armament Alliance takes over the Tobishachimaru, one of their terms is that if Naruto Uzumaki or anything even vaguely resembling Naruto Uzumaki appears in the horizon, they'll blow up the airship and kill all the hostages.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Hokage Kakashi is still treated very much like before he became Hokage. Naruto and the rest of the Konoha 11 play a joke on Kakashi and he ends up inviting everyone to Ichiraku.
  • Handicapped Badass:
    • Even lacking one arm, Naruto can still punch his way through an enemy camp, head straight for their leader ignoring all his elite bodyguards, grab him and escape without breaking a sweat.
    • Might Guy proves he's a tough oponent even with his right leg out of commission. He's not up to his previous level of badassery, but still more than even elite mooks can handle.
  • An Ice Person: Kahyou & Rahyou have the Ice Style kekkei genkai.
  • Invincible Hero: Naruto's reputation has grown to such a degree many people think nothing can harm him. One Ice Style user is surprised their jutsu worked on one of Naruto's clones.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Rahyou threatens to kill the hostages if Naruto or something that looks like him shows up. With that in mind, Tsunade says to everyone who is involved with the Rescue Mission to not let Naruto sees them, for obvious reasons.
  • Made of Explodium: The Blue Powder the terrorists plans to use to destroy The Blood Prison.
  • One-Man Army: Naruto, and the whole world knows it. See above.
  • Passing the Torch: Tsunade is more than ready to retire from being Hokage, but Kakashi is not too eager to step up and take charge.
  • Shock and Awe: Kakashi, as always. He replaces Raikiri, which is now too unsafe for him to use, with a new jutsu called "Purple Lightning".

    Shikamaru Hiden: A Cloud Drifting in Silent Darkness 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/7ef53b7021aa12c41d90218f30a8fbae.png

  • Anger Born of Worry:
    • One of the reasons Temari hits Shikamaru with a Wind blast instead of Gengo is that she had been worried sick about him since he started acting strangely.
    • Naruto is also not happy his friend left him out of all this; he greets Shikamaru with a Megaton Punch that sends him tumbling six times before delivering an angry, semi-coherent lecture.
  • Assassin Outclassin': Gengo's genjutsu allows him to foil Shikamaru's assassination attempt.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Shikamaru's Super Intelligence allows him to perfectly duplicate Sasuke and Naruto's taijustu moves instantly from memory. This allows him to get the upper hand on an expert fighter like Gengo.
  • Badass Bookworm: Shikamaru shows himself to be a great fighter even without his shadow jutsu or strategies. He holds his own in taijutsu against Gengo, who is said to be a sword master and expert killer who fought along side the demon Zabuza Momochi.
  • Battle Couple: Shikamaru and Temari become one when fighting Gengo.
  • Beta Couple: Sai/Ino serve as this to Shikamaru/Temari.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Temari arrives in the nick of time to save Shikamaru from becoming Gengo's pawn.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: Temari borrows Shikamaru's "How troublesome" to playfully reply to his date proposal.
  • Call-Back: It's not the first time Temari has easily won against an opponent who uses sound-based genjutsu.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Shikamaru gets tongue-tied when he's about to ask Temari out to dinner.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Gengo has Rou and Soku tortured after he captures them. He doesn't extend this treatment to Shikamaru, whom he's trying to recruit as his right-hand man.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Gengo has his fight with Shikamaru in a totally dark room, thereby taking away Shikamaru's ability to use shadows. But Gengo didn't foresee Shikamaru's ability in taijutsu and Rou's ability to hide Shikamaru's chakra. Both put Gengo at a clear disadvantage.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: Shikamaru, Rou and Soku steal some of the Enlightened Ones' cloaks to infiltrate their ranks.
  • Forced to Watch: Or rather, Forced To Listen. Shikamaru has to hear the screams of his comrades as they're being tortured.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Temari says yells that to Shikamaru, accompanying her words with a powerful Wind gust that sends him flying and crashing into a wall.
  • He's Back: Shikamaru. It's marked with him saying "How troublesome" for the first time in two years.
  • Love Confession: Temari basically makes one when she frees Shikamaru from Gengo's genjutsu.
  • Love Hurts: When Temari thinks Shikamaru has betrayed her trust, he gets a Megaton Punch to the face from her. Part of the reason is he is Oblivious to Love and doesn't understand she see is actually in love with him.
  • Love Revelation Epiphany: Shikamaru has one after he's been blown onto the wall by Temari's jutsu, realising he has to live so he can protect her.
  • Mind Control: Gengo was able to gather so many followers because he hypnotized them with genjutsu.
  • No Hero to His Valet: Naruto and Sasuke are revered as the legendary heroes who ended the War and Kakashi is held in an equally legendary status, since he was their mentor. Shikamaru, knowing the three of them and all their flaws, is not impressed.
  • Oblivious to Love: Shikamaru, big time. Temari is madly in love with him and he has no idea. Looks like his Infinite Tsukuyomi dream where he and Temari were a couple didn't register.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Shikamaru had been acting cold an aloof before leaving for his mission in the Land of Silence so, naturally, both Temari and Naruto realize he's hiding something from them.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Averted. Shikamaru, Rou and Soku don't rely solely on their stolen cloaks to blend in. Rou masks their faces and changes their chakra signature with his jutsu
  • Relationship Upgrade: Shikamaru asks Temari out on a date.
  • The Slacker: Shikamaru re-defines himself as this after a two year period of trying to act as the responsible adult everyone expected him to be.
  • Strictly Professional Relationship: Shikamaru and Temari in the Shinobi Union. Although Temari clearly has feelings for him he doesn't understand. Gets a Relationship Upgrade.
  • Undying Loyalty: Shikamaru towards Naruto: he made it his dream to help the latter become Hokage and then serve as his advisor. Temari towards Shikamaru: her conversation with Gaara shows how loyal she is to Shikamaru.
  • We Can Rule Together: Gengo tries to recruit Shikamaru to his cause. Through a combination of torture-by-proxy and Genjutsu, he almost succeeds. Thankfully, Temari arrives just in time to save Shikamaru.

    Sakura Hiden: Thoughts of Love, Riding Upon a Spring Breeze 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/a4c67b49324e774c0a01335e0566a385.png

  • A-Cup Angst: Sakura still gets depressed because she's not as well-endowed as Tsunade or Hinata.
  • Badass in Distress / Damsel out of Distress: Sakura is kidnapped by Kido and restrained to disrupt her chakra. Unsuprisingly, she escapes using her wits and goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge just as Ino and Sai come to her rescue.
  • Beta Couple: Naruto/Hinata and Sai/Ino serve as this to Sasuke/Sakura.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Kido manages to bully two dragons at the same time by kidnapping Sakura to draw out Sasuke.
  • Buxom Is Better: Sakura thinks that one of the reasons Hinata was able to get Naruto's attention was her well-endowed figure.
  • Call-Back: The Prologue conists of Sakura's memories of Sasuke, showing how their relationship evolved over time.
    • In the beginning, Sasuke called her "annoying" in anger because she was acting like a jerk towards Naruto.
    • When he left the village, she remembers both the "annoying" and the "thank you" he added before knocking her out, saying that this is what made her hope one day he would come back and they could be together.
    • After the War ended, she wanted to follow him on his journey but he stopped her, telling her she had nothing to do with his sins. He then tapped her forehead (just like Itachi used to do to him) and promised her "Until next time. Thank you."
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Ino admits to Sakura she can't express her growing feeling towards Sai.
  • Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: Ino, who had taken every oportunity to hug Sasuke when they were kids and even used her *ahem* charms to distract Neji, is shy and uncertain around Sai. Her reaction to seeing him half-naked says it all.
  • Friend to All Children: Sakura and Ino start a clinic specifically so they can help children affected by the War.
  • Gossipy Hens: Sakura and Ino are not above gossiping about other characters' love lives. They believe that Shikamaru and Temari are a couple. And that there might be something between Choji and Karui.
  • I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!: Tsunade jokingly tells Sakura that the best way for a girl to attract a man's attention is to use her bust.
  • Impostor Forgot One Detail: When Sakura sees "Sasuke" being harassed by some ANBU, she's surprised he's back in the Hidden Leaf; then, she notes that Sasuke would never tolerate such abuse from anyone and realizes -a bit too late- that it's a trap.
  • I Will Wait for You: Sakura acknowledges that her relationship with Sasuke boils down to this.
  • Lighter and Softer: Compared to the previous two novels. Sakura's story is more about love.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Naruto and Sakura's friendship has evolved to this point.
  • Oh, Crap!: Kido has this reaction when Sakura breaks the restraints binding her hands and feet.
  • Please Put Some Clothes On: Ino's reaction when she sees Sai in his underwear is to blush, avert her eyes and ask him why would he open the door un-dressed like that. He explains he was taking a shower when she knocked the doorbell.
  • The Remnant: Some of Danzo's old associates in ROOT (which should tell you all you need to know about their moral code) are still around, conspiring from the shadows.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: Kido believes that he can capture Sasuke, one of the strongest people alive to have ever lived.

    Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/e03c5ad30dbde7bf42ce383386acbe90.png

  • Be Yourself: Tenten's first idea for the perfect wedding gift is to offer Naruto and Hinata some unique kunai from her extensive collection. However, is that really such a good idea? Won't that make it seem like she's only interested in ninja weapons? Maybe something a bit more feminine would be appropriate... She spends a long time agonizing over this but after seeing Lee and hearing about his even weirder gift, she decides she's just going to be herself and give them the kunai.
  • Big Eater: Choji devours a huuuge meal while talking with Shikamaru. Appropriately, his gift to Naruto and Hinata is a free meal coupon at an expensive restaurant. A meal for three... Shikamaru is aghast at this.
  • Book Dumb: Kiba doesn't know who the Senju clan were, to Shino's exasparation. Before offering the Honey Wine he, Shino and Kurenai got for Naruto and Hinata, he asks his teacher for a quick history lesson so that he won't embarrass himself while bragging about their unique gift.
  • Butt-Monkey: Kakashi asks Yamato to take care of a few things during the wedding; Yamato ends up saddled with all the preparations while Tsunade supervises and offers suggestions.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Lee and Guy decide to buy the happy couple dumbbellsnote , thinking there can be no gift better than this to prepare someone for the harsh reality of married life: carrying groceries, taking care of children, fixing things... They're going to need to train to be able to cope with all that.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Tenten has taken it upon herself to keep Lee and Guy under control during the wedding; she's secretly enjoying herself during all this.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Averted, as always.
    • Lee and Tenten think of Neji as they're trying to decide on a wedding gift. Lee even laments that it's getting harder every day to imagine Neji's reaction to a situation.
    • Hinata also thinks of Neji while waiting for the wedding to start, making a silent prayer to the sky.
    • Naruto looks intently not at the sky, but at his father's face carved on the Hokage monument as he stands next to Hinata in the waitng room.
  • Lighter and Softer: This novel has no mysterious antagonists bent on destroying the world; it's just the story of the Konoha 11 trying to find the perfect -from their point of view- wedding gift.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: When he's around Temari, Shikamaru's brain stops functioning completely, to the point he mistakes her embarrassed blushing for a fever.
  • Luminescent Blush: Temari turns bright red when Shikamaru suggest they go inside the inn to check the hot spring together, thinking he wants them to... well, you know. See One Dialogue, Two Conversations bellow.
  • Mood Whiplash: Teuchi's chapter is filled with these. From the ramen chef's slly internal monologue about the increasing popularity of narutomaki (or naruto) over seaweed (wakame), to the flashback of the first time he met Naruto, to trying to decide what gift he can offer to the soon-to-be-wed couple.
  • One Dialogue, Two Conversations: Shikamaru wants Temari's opinion to decide if a honeymoon in a hot spring is a good idea for a wedding gift to Naruto and Hinata. Unfortunately, he forgets to add the part about Naruto and Hinata, which makes Temari think he's asking her to get married. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Parental Substitute: Naruto had always seen Iruka as a father figure, so he asks Iruka to come to his wedding as his father.
  • Shipper on Deck: Choji. Choji leaves Shikamaru and Temari alone to go to the hot spring, claiming he has to eat some dessert. Shikamaru points out that Choji just ate a mountain of ice cream. Choji just waves goodbye and vanishes.
  • Stern Teacher: Kurenai is revealed to be one. Even the memory of the harsh training she put Team 8 through by using dizzying Genjutsu makes Shino nauseous.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: Lee and Guy come up with the exact same idea for a wedding gift: dumbbells. Although, unlike Guy, Lee thought it was too weird and tried to find a different gift... only to once again conclude that dumbbells are ideal.
  • Supreme Chef: Teuchi considers it his duty to serve a customer only the best ramen.
  • The Rival: Ino and Sakura still act as this, using a cooking contest to determine which one of them is better. In the end, they decide that their rivalry motivates them to improve, so they go wedding-gift-shopping together to find the perfect gift.
  • Running Gag: The entire Meat and Steam chapter had Temari thinking Shikamaru was planning their honeymoon and even asking her to have sex with him at a hot spring. He was actually just looking for her opinion for a hot spring for Naruto and Hinata.
  • Stealth Insult: Kiba reassures Shino that he's way more good-looking than Naruto, although not as much as Kiba and Akamaru. Shino is not certain he should take this as a compliment.
  • Tears of Joy: Iruka is so overcome by happiness after Naruto asks him to come to the wedding as his father and during the ceremony itself, he's unable to stop his tears.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Lee puts on a dress and makeup and runs around the village with a dumbbell to see if his gift is indeed perfect for Hinata. It Makes Sense in Context so very much.
  • Younger Than They Look: Shino doesn't looks young enough to be called "big brother", according to Mirai. He's very upset she thinks he's old enough to warrant a different greeting from Kiba.

    Gaara Hiden: A Sandstorm Mirage 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/a8d65180df23d84c8e424434073d1a7b.png

  • Adorkable: Gaara excitedly explains to Hakuto, his fiancée, about the cacti he's fond of cultivating. He thinks he's babbling, but she finds it very cute.
  • Altar Diplomacy: Although they love each other and don't care about the politics, Shikamaru and Temari's marriage still has many political implications. Their marriage is seen as officially uniting Suna and Konoha. The fear that Temari's future children, who possess the Kazekage bloodline, will now now end up in Konoha with the Nara Clan, is what sets into motion the Suna elders demand that Gaara must marry and produce children.
  • Arranged Marriage: Gaara finds himself in one and has no way to back out of it. It later turns out that Hakuto is in the exact same situation as Gaara.
  • Assassin Outclassin': Gaara has had a lot of practice doing this, but this time he one ups himself by fighting the assassins while defending Hakuto.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Gaara has to fend off multiple assassins dressed in a three piece suit. He manages to make it look easy, even though he has to protect Hakuto at the same time.
  • Date Peepers: Temari watches the first "date" Gaara has with Hakuto, wanting to make sure everything is going well.
  • Death Faked for You: Realising the neither Hakuto nor Shigezane are criminals, Gaara pretends he brutally killed them with his Sand Waterfall Funeral. Then, he and Shikamaru arrange for them to be given new identities in Konoha.
  • Everyone Can See It: Gaara was the only one surprised by the relationship between his sister, Temari, and Shikamaru. Kankuro tells him that it was obvious.
  • Eyes Never Lie: Gaara tells Shigezane that he was able to counter the latter's most powerful technique because Hakuto looked genuinely worried for the first time during their battle.
  • Guile Hero: The Sand Siblings have taken multiple levels in this, forming an elaborate plan to flush out Gaara's enemies in the Council.
  • Not So Stoic: When Suna's elders tell Gaara he has to get married, he's too shocked to say anything besides "Hu..uh?!?". By the time they tell him they've already found a suitable wife for him and arranged for the two of them to meet, he's sweat-dropping.
  • Oblivious to Love: Gaara is as clueless as always when it comes to romance. He tried reading Icha-Icha Paradise to understand the matter better, but got even more confused.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Gaara tells his fiancé his hobby is cultivating cacti. She's pleasantly surprised that someone with such a fearsome reputation turned out to be so kind.
  • Red Baron: Gaara is widely known as "Gaara of the Desert", a fearsome name that scared Hakuto, his fiancé.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: The desert holds no secrets from Gaara; as long as he's there, he's able to track anyone.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Gaara has to wear a three piece suit for the meeting with his fiancé.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Baki gives Gaara a sly grin when the latter expresses an interest in Hakuto's safety, asking him if he likes her and laughing when Gaara admits that he doesnt dislike her.
    • Shikamaru is far more subtle, just grinning to himself while sneaking peeks at Gaara and Shijima talking to each other.
  • So Proud of You: After seeing what the Sand Siblings are capable of, Baki feels he has finally fulfilled his duty to the Fourth Kazekage and can now retire from being Gaara's mentor/bodyguard and accept a seat on the Council.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Hakuto and Shigezane. She's the head of the Houki family and, therefore, not free to marry the one she loves.
  • Undying Loyalty: Gaara earns Shijima's unwavering trust and loyalty when he lets Hakuto and Shigezane go and live in Konoha under new identities.
  • What Would X Do?: Upon finding himself unable to start a conversation with Hakuto, Gaara follows one of Naruto's tactics and asks her about something as trivial as her hobbies. Amusingly enough, it works. Hakuto begins to open up to him and sees him as a gentle person.

    Akatsuki Hiden: Evil Flowers in Full Bloom 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/79d000edcf19dee417e57345fac8b4ae.png

It is set around the same time as Gaara Hiden. During his journey, Sasuke meets a boy who states that family was killed by the Akatsuki…

  • Continuity Nod: The novel's prologue has Sasuke Wandering the Earth with the intent of atoning for his crimes. When the child mentions his parents having been killed by the Akatsuki, Sasuke remembers having previously worn the cloak, and doesn't feel good about it. He also reminisces over his time in Team 7, and Sakura's love for him.
  • Foregone Conclusion: The Akatsuki members will survive the book's events.
  • In Medias Res: The novel opens with Sasuke wandering after the final battle, before segueing into the Akatsuki's exploits.
  • Interquel: While most of the story's events are flashbacks to the Akatsuki's exploits before facing the main protagonists, Sasuke's part evidently takes place after the final battle.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: The last chapter (apart from the epilogue) includes a short conversation between Tobi and Zetsu, wherein Zetsu refers to Tobi as "Obito," his true identity.
  • Whole Episode Flashback: Nearly the entire novel is one to the Akatsuki's crimes.
  • Villain Episode: The novel focuses on the Akatsuki, the antagonists of early part II of Naruto.

Top

Example of:

/
/

Feedback