Itachi Uchiha’s death occurs in episode 138 of the anime series “Naruto Shippuden,” titled “The End.”
Having a love and hate relationship with Itachi is crucial, but the news about his death has certainly changed people’s perceptions of his character. One of the main things that keep on the confusing audience is how can Itachi die twice in one show? How did Itachi actually die?
If you want to know everything about it, then it’s best to keep reading the article.
The Real Question – Does Itachi Die?
Well yes, Itachi dies in Naruto, but dying two times in one show has risen a lot of confusion in viewers’ minds. The first time Itachi died was in episode 138 during his fight with his younger brother. Most people think that his brother Sasuke is the real culprit behind his death, but it’s not the real truth.
Did Sasuke kill Itachi?
For a long time, Sasuke wanted to kill Itachi because of his actions against their parents and the clan. Here, the problem was that Sasuke never got the chance to fulfill his lifelong dream of killing Itachi. During their fight, both Sasuke and Itachi fought with all their power.
One thing that people often overlook is the fact that Itachi was already suffering from an illness when he fought Sasuke. Itachi was on medication; however, Sasuke was unaware of it. Itachi was aware that Sasuke will defeat him in the battle, so he made sure that their fight serve as Mangekyo Sharingan for Sasuke.
Itachi was then reincarnated and again died in episode 339 while breaking the reincarnation Jutsu.
Itachi’s demise takes place in two episodes of “Naruto Shippuden.” The first time is in episode 138, while the second occurrence happens in episode 339.
Was Itachi Sick?
What was Itachi’s illness?
There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the death of Itachi, but let’s not forget that he was already suffering from an illness. Itachi was suffering from Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA), which is an autoimmune disease.
In this rare disease, the antibodies are pushed to fight the blood cells, which leads to bleeding and inflammation. It further affects significant body parts causing bleeding, fatigue, and coughing. Itachi had these symptoms throughout the series.
How Old Was Itachi When He Died?
The first time when Itachi died, he was 21 years old. He became an Anbu when he was 11 years old. At the age of 12, he became the captain of Anbu after the death of Shisui. It was only then that Itachi killed all of his clan, his lover, and his parents.
Why Did Itachi Kill His Clan?
It’s hard to not shed light on this important topic when you’re discussing Itachi Uchiha. Itachi only had the choice to either save his village or his clan, which is why he made the difficult call to slaughter his clan. He was only given the choice to save Sasuke; therefore, killing his parents and Izumi was not under his control.
The reason why he made the difficult call was that he was under the impression that his clan will overthrow the village. A revolt was brewing inside the clan, which is why Itachi felt that it is the right step to take at this moment.
Before killing Izumi, Itachi placed a powerful Tsukuyomi on her that allowed her to live the next 70 years of her life with Itachi. Tsukuyomi showed Izumi how peacefully she lived with Itachi, how Itachi reached the Jinin rank, how the village was peaceful, how they grew old together, how they bred their kids, and so on.
Itachi held Izumi in her arms when she died and thanked her for loving her with all her heart. Izumi had the privilege to experience a life that she had always wanted to spend with Izumi, so she dies peacefully.
Itachi Uchiha’s death has been surrounded by a lot of confusion, but this article will help in clearing it all out. There are two schools of thought regarding Itachi’s character where some support him, while, others are against him. Regardless of it, the character’s death in Naruto has certainly influenced people’s perception of him.