The death of a popular character brings a surprising drama!
In manga works, characters who die in the middle of the story have left readers wondering, “Wait, they’re going to die here?!” In particular, we look back at the representative characters who were active from the beginning but died unexpectedly, which surprised readers.
“NARUTO” Neji Hyuga
Neji Hyuga was a ninja born into a branch of the Hyuga clan and was known as the “genius” since the clan’s inception due to his unique talent. At first, he dislikes the main characters, Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyuga, who were born into the head family. Still, after the grievances are resolved, he becomes more humane and becomes a good comrade for Naruto.
However, at the end of the story, during the “Fourth Shinobi World War,” Neji loses his life due to an attack by the Ten-Tails. What’s more, it ended with him protecting Naruto and Hinata, who were once connected, and it was a shocking turn of events as he was finally released from the curse of the branch family that he had been burdened with after his death.
Many readers were shocked at the time, as he was a veteran character who appeared in the first part, the Chunin Selection Exam. In “Mandou Kobayashi” (Fuji TV ONE), which aired in December 2014, author Masashi Kishimoto revealed the surprising background behind Neji’s tragic end.
The teacher had a plan in mind for Naruto and Hinata to be together and decided to have Neji leave as an opportunity for them to get closer. In other words, he fulfilled his role as “Cupid of Love,” but many people probably are unsatisfied with his absurd death. “Bakido” Retsukaiou Retsukaiou is a master of Chinese martial arts who appeared in the first installment of the Baki series, Grappler Baki.
At first, he appeared arrogant and took too much pride in Chinese martial arts, but over time, he became honest in everything he did. He also had the sincerity to apologize honestly if he thought it was his fault. He was portrayed as one of the best people in the world and gained popularity.
What’s more, she’s also good at cooking and once served Chinese food to Baki Hanma to help him recover from his emaciated body due to poison, and Baki said to him, “You’re so kind.” Her face turns bright red when she does this, making it a famous cute scene. Among the fans, he is often referred to as the “heroine” and is one of the most beloved characters in the series.
In the fourth work, “Bakido,” Retsu dies at the end of a battle with a clone of Miyamoto Musashi, who has been revived in the present day. However, in the same work, Miyamoto Musashi was brought back to life through cloning technology, so many readers seemed to think that Retsu would also come back to life later. However, until now, Retsu has not been brought back to life, and his right arm was transplanted to his ally Katsumi Guchi in the fifth film, “Bakido”.
However, due to its high popularity, a spin-off work, “Baki Gaiden: Retsukaio wa I don’t care if I’m reincarnated in another world” (written by Eishi Rikui), was later serialized in “Monthly Shonen Champion”, and he lost his life. After that, he is treated highly as the main character.
Retsu, who stood up against Miyamoto Musashi, the strongest swordsman in history, until the very end as a martial artist, was praised by Musashi, saying, “I fell in love with him” and “His strength is on par with Sekigahara (Battle).” “Guo Haihuang was a genius until the very end, as he could master the extinguishing power (Xiaoli) that he acquired through years of training in a short time and use it as an effective blow against Musashi.” “He was a genius until the very end. He was praised for his strength and manner of death, with comments such as, “It’s so cool how he died thinking that he could use it for the next time.”
King Retsukai doesn’t care at all even if he is reincarnated in another world” (author: Eishi Rikui) has been serialized in Monthly Shonen Champion, where he is given high treatment by being promoted to the main character even after losing his life. Retsu, who stood up against Miyamoto Musashi, the strongest swordsman in history, until the very end as a martial artist, received great praise from Musashi, who said, “I fell in love with him” and “His strength is on par with the Battle of Sekigahara.”
“Guo Haihuang was a genius until the very end, as he could master the extinguishing power (Xiaoli) that he acquired through years of training in a short time and use it as an effective blow against Musashi.” “He was a genius until the very end. His strength and manner of death have been praised, with comments such as, “It’s so cool how he dies while thinking that he can use it next time.’