The Uchiha Clan is very specific in the world of Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto. It was massacred by its own kin and left only with a few surviving members. Itachi Uchiha massacred his own clan, sparing only his younger brother, Sasuke. But there’s also Shisui Uchiha, another member of the Uchiha Clan and a very important character in the series, regardless of the fact that he did not play a major role in the story. In this article, we are going to focus on Shisui Uchiha’s death and tell you whether he might come back to the series in Boruto.
Shisui Uchiha committed suicide because he could not stop the planned Uchiha coup d’etat. He destroyed both of his eyes in order to halt any fights for them after his death and, according to the note, jumped in the Naka River and was able to completely erase his existence, as his body was never found. While there are theoretical ways to revive him, it is highly unlikely that Shisui Uchiha would make a comeback in Boruto.
Shisui Uchiha’s fate is one of the most complex questions in the Naruto lore, and we are going to try and explain what happened to him. As far as it is known, Shisui Uchiha is dead in Naruto, and his chances of returning to Boruto are quite slim, albeit not completely impossible. If you’re not fully up-to-date with everything that’s been going on in Naruto and Boruto, we have to warn you that this article is definitely going to contain spoilers.
What happened to Shisui Uchiha?
Shisui was Itachi’s best friend, they both belonged to the most talented shinobi from the Uchiha clan, and Shisui managed to awaken his Mangekyō Sharingan at an unknown time. He was in the ANBU unit and once fought Ao, who remembered Shisui’s chakra and recognized it years later when the Kage met. After Itachi joined the ANBU unit, he started acting strange. The Konoha police force, run by the Uchiha clan, no longer trusted Itachi, and they hired Shisui to keep an eye on his friend.
Shisui Uchiha was regarded as one of the strongest members of the clan by the other Uchiha. He had short black hair. His Sharingan has always been shown activated, and his eyes are noticeably rimmed. He donned a gray protection gear that covered his upper body like an ANBU, leaving his arms and shoulders free for greater mobility. He was wearing a shirt with a high collar underneath this armor.
It is stated that Shisui and Naruto Uzumaki had similar ideals. As he is tasked with watching his best buddy, Itachi Uchiha, he has put his own interests ahead of those of his clan. He appears to be more concerned about maintaining peace in Konohagakure than he is about the opinions of his clan, though. He thus holds that a true shinobi must make the ultimate sacrifice in order to preserve peace. He sacrificed his life to maintain order and offered Itachi one of his eyes hoping that Itachi would defend Konoha.
Shisui had an extraordinary Dōjutsu, so Danzō took out his right eye and implanted it in himself. Shisui gave his left eye to Itachi just before he died.
Danzō Shimura removed Shisui’s right eye just before he passed away. Danzō also had his right shoulder and arm grafted after his passing. Danzō could now command humans thanks to Shisui’s unique Dōjutsu, which he could access through the Sharingan Eye. Danzō also had the DNA of the Shodai Hokage inserted into him, enabling him to employ the Kotoamatsukami more frequently.
It was unclear for a very long time that Danzō had Shisui’s eye because Shisui’s eyes appeared to have been obliterated when Shisui passed away. It is unknown how frequently Danzō uses his Sharingan. Danzō manipulates Mifune at the Kage meeting with the Kotoamatsukami, leading him to suggest an alliance with Danzō as their leader.
Shisui offered his best friend, Itachi Uchiha, his left eye just before he passed away. This eye was transplanted into a raven by Itachi. He permitted Naruto Uzumaki to eat the raven. He ought to assist Naruto in regaining Sasuke’s focus. Itachi was resurrected in the Fourth Shinobi World War by Kabuto Yakushi using Kuchiyose: Edo Tensei.
When he used his Mangeky Sharingan to summon Naruto, the raven emerged from him once more. The Kotoamatsukami was turned on by the raven. Itachi previously set this up to turn on whenever his Mangekyō Sharingan turns on in front of him. Additionally, Itachi configured it to command the adversary to protect Konohagakure.
Shisui was informed of the ambitions of his clan and that the Konoha elders were debating taking legal action against the Uchiha clan. Then Danz Shimura removed Shisui’s right eye. Shisui offered Itachi his left eye in order to end the dispute over his eyes, and then he made it appear as though his eyes had been gone forever. Shisui then committed suicide.
Itachi assisted his best friend in carrying out his scheme, and as a result, he was given the Mangekyo Sharingan. Since his body had never been discovered, the claim that it was discovered in the Naka River was false. Later, the clan approached Itachi because they believed he had killed Shisui. Itachi was tasked with eliminating the whole Uchiha clan a short while later.
Will Shisui Uchiha come back in Boruto?
Shisui’s suicide in Naruto was actually carried out fairly skillfully. A compelling justification was provided, and it made sense in the context of the plot. Shisui Uchiha chose Itachi to be his successor after failing to end the coup d’etat because he felt he would not be able to cope with the situation. He then committed suicide and left a note outlining his motivations. He shattered both of his eyes before he passed away and then appeared to jump into the Naka River, where he passed away.
There are currently two competing theories for Shisui’s demise. Shisui apparently made it through the fall, according to one of them. Shisui was too talented of a shinobi, according to proponents of this view, to just pass away in this fashion. They assert that he would have undoubtedly discovered a method to escape the fall and that the suicide was merely a ruse. Additionally, proponents of this hypothesis assert that Shisui’s body was never seen in the series, which in the world of anime and manga typically indicates that a character is not dead and that he would return later.
According to the second hypothesis, Shisui is genuinely deceased. His passing was beautifully developed, fit perfectly into the overall plot, and provided Shisui with a significant role in the show. It wouldn’t really make sense for it to have been a false suicide because, given the circumstances, his suicide was essentially unavoidable and made perfect sense.
Now, both of these theories allow for Shisui’s return. If the first one is correct, Shisui would simply appear and reveal that he has been alive this whole time; if it is the second one, Shisui could be revived by Sasuke and brought back in such a manner in Boruto. But both of these theories seem impossible. The first one doesn’t just make sense – as we’re quite sure that Shisui is dead – and the second one probably won’t happen – namely, Sasuke is unlikely to revive him. Still, even if he did want to do it, (1) his body would probably never be found (it’s a big fall, trust us, even Kabuto failed to find the body), and (2) it would be a pretty stupid decision from a plot-driven perspective.
And that is why Shisui Uchiha will probably not be back in Boruto.