But, as the series progressed, we found out the reason behind this. As Itachi died, his secrets were revealed, and we found out how great a Shinobi he actually was. I’m sure you all love Itachi, and I believe it is very hard for anyone to hate him as the character Kishimoto made him out to be. But, did you know Kishimoto’s initial plans for Itachi were completely different? Surprised? Let’s find out more about this.
In Jin no Sho (A Databook), Kishimoto revealed that Itachi was originally planned long before he even began the series. He was initially portrayed as the leader of Konoha’s Special Assassination and Tactical Squad, dubbed the Itachi Squad.
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