Like the title says, where did Mr. Kishimoto got the idea of the character personality, backstory, name etc.?

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According to Sasuke Uchiha article on Wikipedia, Sasuke's name comes from Sarutobi Sasuke, a fictional ninja featured in Japanese children's stories. Kishimoto also once said that Sasuke's character was influenced by Hiei from YuYu Hakusho.

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    please site your sources
    – ton.yeung
    Apr 9, 2015 at 13:18
  • Here i thought they were inspired by goku and vegeta. doh.
    – Vegeta
    Apr 14, 2015 at 21:33

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