I've started watching Naruto and was wondering if anyone actually dies or if it is like Dragon Ball and it never really happens.

Please no spoilers about who dies, just if someone does or if there are serious injuries inflicted.


Yes, people die. The first major arc (Zabuza arc) features multiple deaths. Several villains die throughout the story. Some country leaders also die, as do some fairly plot-important characters and/or their relatives. A lot of the most important characters end up near-death, but survive for various reasons. Not all of those are able to recover well enough to resume their previous lives.

Some of the dead ones don't stay dead, though. Some of those come back as zombies. But then they go back to being dead. Others just get a resurrection spell cast on them. Kind of like in Dragon Ball.

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    Dude, seriously?! That's one of the biggest spoilers.
    – Alchemist
    Jun 21 '15 at 6:45
  • TMI for a question specifically asks for no spoilers, Thus I completely agree with Alchemist Jul 3 '15 at 12:06

There are often serious injuries inflicted on "good guys" which causes them to be assumed dead but they usually end up alive and well with a few exceptions here and there.

There is a medical ninja who basically magically cures everyone.

The villains die more often but some of the stronger ones live and cause a lot of trouble. Most just die though.

  • You can put spoilers in a dedicated spoiler-tag, by starting the line with ">!". That way, people can decide themselves whether they want to see the spoiler. I did it for you now, but this is how you are supposed to mark spoilers in the future. Anyway, welcome to the Anime & Manga Stackexchange. I hope you enjoy it here :) Jul 3 '15 at 9:41

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