If controversy had a nickname in the narutoverse, then it would be Itachi. At the start of the series fans poured all their hate on him only to worship him later on. Quite an irony, ain’t it? There are many questions regarding Itachi’s life that largely remains unanswered, one of them being his love life with Izumi Uchiha. Hence I decided to break it down for you guys-
Itachi was unlike any other shinobi shown in the entire Naruto series. He was a prodigy who became a genin at 5, Chunin at 7 and an ANBU captain at the age of 13. He was in fact the youngest ANBU recruit ever. What made him deadly was his Mangekyo Sharingan.
Young Itachi experienced war at a very young age. He witnessed the killing of thousands of shinobi’s and went on to become a pacifist. He was against war at all costs, despite that he was forced to monitor his clan’s activities as an ANBU member. Being a double agent was not an easy job, he had to always pick sides which meant fire on the other side. Then the day arrived when he had to ultimately choose one side and forget the other completely. He chose the village and decided to take on the whole of Uchiha clan with the help of Obito Uchiha.
Who is Itachi’s Girlfriend Izumi Uchiha?
Itachi began the killing with Izumi and her mother, thus making it easier for him to control his emotions. But who exactly is Izumi? Let’s find out. In the canon spinoff novel Itachi Shinden: Book of Bright Light, we learnt about Izumi’s connection with Itachi. If you didn’t, Izumi’s mother was born into the Uchiha clan while her father was not, thus becoming an outcast like Naruto. But things changed when she met Itachi. During the nine tails attacks, Itachi protected Izumi Uchiha and quickly became friends, eating dumplings together and hanging out whenever Itachi had time for her.But, Itachi often criticized her for her sentimental nature when she told Itachi that her dream was to become a shinobi who would protect others from prejudices. Regardless, they had their moments and the best one is yet to come.
Coming back to the story from earlier where Izumi and her mother was killed, Itachi began the massacre with Izumi as he thought that this would make him forget his doubts. After slowly luring Izumi away from her home, he traps her in Tsukyoumi. She is the only one other than Sasuke who was put under Itachi’s Genjutsu.
Itachi Shinden : Book of Bright Light – Izumi Uchiha’s Dream
In Izumi Uchiha’s dream she lives a long life along with Itachi. On the ranking end of things, she becomes a chunin and then marries Itachi Uchiha. Itachi and Izumi have two children and she lives till 80 years before dieing of old age alongside Itachi. Izumi uchiha’s dream was indeed a spectacular in few seconds. As she wakes up from the Genjutsu, Itachi held Izumi Uchiha in his arms and she died before thanking him for loving him so much. The story of Itachi uchiha and his girlfriend is indeed a beautiful one with a heartbreaking twist.
If it wasn’t for Danzo and all his wicked plans, Itachi would’ve lived the life he dreamed with Izumi Uchiha. What’s more he could’ve gone on to become one of the greatest Hokage of all time, thanks to his unparalleled intellect. But things don’t go always as expected and here we are writhing in pain. Additionally you may want to check out my post on What if Danzo wasn’t born?
Did Itachi Love Izumi?
This is a question I often get asked by fellow otakus. They often come with statements like,why did he kill Izumi Uchiha if he loved her. I’d reply with to clear his doubts, but then follows the most cumbersome question, then why did he spare Sasuke Uchiha? Now that’s an ice breaker. But regardless I’ll try to answer the question in the best way possible. I’ll stand by my statement, Itachi loved Izumi Uchiha. In fact the only reason he killed her was to clear off his doubts which would help him in finishing off his parents. The reason he spared Sasuke was because he was a small child. He didn’t have any involvment in the village’s affair. He killed every single Uchiha who were opposing the village’s Hokage and hence I conclude the answer.
What should we learn from Itachi and Izumi’s love story?
Naruto itself is a guide on living life to your full potential.
If you are still interested in their heartbreaking story then you should check out Itachi Shinden: Book of Bright Light or Itachi Shinden: Book of Dark night to get a better picture. If you already know the story, then do check out some Fanfiction. Itachi and Izumi fanfiction are available in plenty online. If you need any recommendation let me know below in the comments I’m more than happy to help you guys.
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