Naruto Shippuden – Who was stronger like Genin: Sasuke or Itachi?

Before being considered two of the most powerful ninjas in the Naruto franchise, Sasuke and Itachi they were already prodigious kids, and even as a child their skills stood out a lot from the rest.

But have you ever wondered which of the two was really stronger in their respective Genin days?

Starting with Sasuke, hatred for his brother made him train hard every day and by the age of 12 he finally managed to become a Genin. In addition to being excellent at Taijutsu and Ninjutsu, Sasuke already had an advanced domain of Fire Release and also quickly learned Lightning Release from Kakashi during the Chunin Tournament.

When he received Orochimaru’s Curse Mark and decided to leave Konoha, we can consider that Sasuke’s Genin phase is over, becoming a renegade ninja. At that time, he had also developed the 3 tomoe of his Sharingan.

Going to Itachi, the comparison with his brother is practically disloyal, since Itachi became Genin at 7 years old, Chunin at 10 and became the captain of Anbu when he was only 13 years old. The awakening of his Sharingan occurred at the age of 8, and his dominance was superior to most members of the Uchiha clan.

As such, Sasuke was obviously a ninja far above the average for his age, and over time his evolution got faster and faster. However, Itachi is truly incomparable, and it would not be an exaggeration to say that perhaps he was the greatest prodigy in the entire Naruto franchise.

Naruto Shippuden was shown between the years 2007 and 2017 and counting the second phase of the anime. In it, Naruto returns after two years of training with the mission to fight Akatsuki and then rescue Sasuke from the clutches of Orochimaru.

Altogether, the anime has 500 episodes (including the Naruto Shippuden fillers), and ends the story of Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura and Kakashi. In addition, the anime sets the stage for the direct continuation of the story.

You can follow Naruto in full on Crunchyroll. In addition to it, the service features classic Naruto and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, its direct continuation.

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