Naruto cosplayers have their go-to heroines, but there are those leads who are more popular than others. It goes without saying Sakura Haruno is a favorite amongst fans as millions cosplay her each year. And thanks to one gifted fan, they’re showing out what might be one of the heroine’s most impressive looks yet.
Over on Twitter, a user known as souppresident shared their take on Sakura. The cosplayer posted their redone version of the heroine, and it pulled from one of Naruto: Shippuden’s most famous scenes.
As you can see below, the stunning cosplay checks in on Sakura during the Fourth Great Ninja War. With her pink hair cropped short, the ninja looks fiercer than ever, and she has the seal to prove it.
"Now it's my turn to take the lead..."
Finally redid my Sakura cosplay with her byakugou after so long! 🌸 pic.twitter.com/jrIKODCIou— souppresident 🥣 (@steakpresident) June 30, 2019
After all, it is hard to overlook the fact that Sakura has her byakugou on full display. Fans will remember the exact moment in Naruto: Shippuden when the heroine revealed she had mastered the technique to fans. With Madara raging harder than ever before, Sakura proved she was more than capable to stand alongside Naruto and Sasuke on the battlefield.
This cosplay brings that moment to life with beautiful precision, and it isn’t just because of the fan’s spot-on seal body paint. From their eyes to their bloody makeup, Sakura looks like someone who shouldn’t be messed with in this photo, and fans of the heroine are rallying behind the tough aesthetic in kind.0comments
So, what do you make of this impressive kunoichi cosplay? Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB to talk all things comics and anime!
Originally created by Masashi Kishimoto for Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999, Naruto follows a young ninja, with a sealed demon within him, that wishes to become the leader of his home village. The series ran for 700 chapters overall, and was adapted into an anime series by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex that ran from 2002 to 2017. The series was popular enough to warrant a sequel, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations which is set several years after the events of the original Naruto story and features the children of many of its key characters such as Naruto and Hinata.