New Naruto Novel Shows Off Sasuke's Family Man Side

Sasuke Uchiha is a man of few words. Starting out the Naruto franchise as the number one rival to the series' protagonist, the last member of the Uchiha clan swore revenge against his brother Itachi who was responsible for the death of his family. Throughout the series, Sasuke learned that everything was not as it seemed with his plot for revenge and eventually the Uchiha calmed down and married his Team 7 teammate, Sakura. Now, a recent novel dubbed Sasuke Retsuden dives into the Uchiha's life as a family man.

Twitter User Organic Dinosaur shared an excerpt from the novel itself that shows how Sasuke spends a typical night at home with the family when Sarada has made her Pop an intricate, delicious meal and how his stoicism reflects his new way of life:

Sasuke Retsuden has given audiences a lot of new insight into the love life and emotional side of Sasuke Uchiha, diving deeper into the relationship he has with Sakura and his thoughts on marriage and becoming a family man. This novel has also managed to shine a new light onto the traditions of Konoha and the Uchiha clan, revealing that the exchanging of wedding rings wasn't a typical tradition in the Hidden Leaf Village of Konoha.

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This recent scene shown off in the Retsuden novel is entirely fitting for Sasuke, as its clear he is extremely proud of the work that his daughter, Sarada, does, including making him a delicious dinner. While the Uchiha isn't bouncing the walls with excitement for the meal, it's in keeping with his character to give a slight, nearly silent, nod of approval.

What do you think of Sasuke as a family man? Are there any other scenes of the Uchiha clan you'd like to see make it to the anime from these novels? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the Hidden Leaf Village!


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.