It only makes sense, he could have won easily that way if Obito can put a Jinchuriki (Yagura) under a Genjutsu, then why can't Sasuke? His eyes clearly surpass Obito's.

Why didn't Sasuke put Naruto or his Kurama in genjutsu during their battle?

  • Sasuke WANTED to fight Naruto. Putting Naruto under a Genjutsu wasn't going to make Naruto fight. – Akira Mahisaseru Mar 21 '17 at 13:07
  • from what I saw, he only wanted to sever the bond between him and Naruto by killing him, he could have done that by putting him under a genjutsu very easily.. – MartianCactus Mar 21 '17 at 13:36
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    but I guess genjutsu from Indra reincarnated doesn't work on Ashura reincarnates so maybe thats the reason and maybe Sasuke knew that, or Yagura could be put under a genjutsu as he wasn't friends with 3 tails and only stole his chakra like Naruto first did to Kurama.. – MartianCactus Mar 21 '17 at 13:38
  • if there is another Chakra inside a person that will automatically disturb genjutsu. Naruto & Kurama already works together. and Obito use Kotoamatsukami on both Yagura & 3 tails. – Tanya von Degurechaff Mar 22 '17 at 3:43
  • where did you get the idea of Obito using Kotoamatsukami ? – MartianCactus Mar 22 '17 at 3:57

To break out of a genjutsu you can disrupt your chakra flow. Although Sasuke's genjutsu is very strong, Naruto and the kyuubi are fully compatible, so the kyuubi can easily break Naruto out of a genjutsu if Sasuke tries to subjugate him.

  • If anyone needs evidence as to why this is the case, Look at Sasuke vs Killer Bee. Sasuke basically died if not for Jugo because he thought his Genjutsu would work against Bee and Gyuki – Ryan Feb 28 '18 at 17:30

Well, maybe Sasuke subconsciously needed to be convinced to cooperate with Naruto.

Perhaps again, it is possible Genjutsu does not work on Sages. But hey, Sasuke put the tailed beasts almost instantaneously under Genjutsu and pressed on with Shibaku Tensei. The tailed beasts should have Sage chakra since they are partitions (in the mathematical sense of the word) of the Juubi.

Kurama noted that the Juubi is almost entirely made of energy like the one Naruto started wielding during his training with Fukusaku at Myobokuzan, the reason why he stood in the way of Fukusaku trying to merge with Naruto since he didn't want Naruto to resort to such power while he was in Naruto.

  • i don't think tailed beast chakra is sage mode chakra as Naruto's moves in Kurama Chakra Mode didn't effect Obito when he was the ten tail's jinchuuriki..he had to use sage mode to attack Obito.. – MartianCactus Mar 21 '17 at 13:34
  • My last sentence says exactly what you are saying. "since he didn't want naruto to resort to such power while he was in naruto" (of Kyubi). If Kyubi opposed Naruto's resorting to a "sort" of power as per his own terms, then clearly that "sort" of power is power "different" from what he Kurama had to offer. – user31532 Mar 22 '17 at 14:58
  • oh, I thought you said that tailed beasts had sage chakra like the ten tails too.. – MartianCactus Mar 22 '17 at 20:39

Naruto is a Perfect Jinchuraki, so genjutsu won't work on him, which was shown when Sasuke was fighting Killer Bee and even if he wasn't Sasuke can't decipher between the real Naruto and SC.


Because Kishimoto wanted the anime to be 500 episodes long.

Casting genjutsu and killing him just as Cee did it in Raikage vs Sasuke fight, it would have taken at most 10 mins including filler. So not an option for an anime which has half of filler episodes, it would imbalance the ratio :)

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    Welcome to Anime & Manga. It'd be great if you could provide references that Kishimoto did this intentionally to backup your answer. Otherwise, pure speculation or personal theory without any base don't really add any value. – Aki Tanaka Feb 28 '18 at 16:09

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