Why does Sakura have a mark on her forehead like Tsunade’s in Naruto: Shippūden?

Naruto is one of the most present anime and manga series in the Industry, and its characters have managed to stay in the minds of fans to this day, so much so that we show you some of the details that surround your favorite characters, and today we will delve into Sakura Haruno’s striking forehead mark.

Something that seems quite striking to us is that Sakura Haruno is one of the most important kunoichis of her generation in the Naruto: Shippūden anime, and despite being a character that divides fans, it cannot be denied that her great power has been of fundamental importance in the final arcs of history.

That is why we now explain what the mark on Sakura’s forehead means, and why it symbolizes the most important skill of the shinobi. Before having a mark on her forehead, Sakura was characterized as having amazing chakra control that rivaled the best shinobi in the ninja world.

This was recognized by Kakashi upon discovering the ease with which the kunoichi was capable of channeling her energy to different parts of her body, either to increase her physical strength or to defy the laws of gravity by climbing trees. But even her talent needed a guide, and that was how she began training under the Fifth Hokage.

Tsunade already had a mark similar to the one that would later appear on Sakura’s forehead, and it was not a mere coincidence. In fact, it could be said that the rectangle on the Hokage’s face is a perfect representation of her most characteristic and powerful abilities that led her to become the leader of Konoha.

We should mention that the mark on Sakura’s forehead is a result of her harsh chakra control training, and is called the Strength of a Hundred Seal (“Byakugo no In”). It is a Fuinjutsu or Sealing Technique that only those who have exceptional chakra management can achieve.

The mark is actually a kind of energy receptacle that can be controlled by its user. Since it is a concentration of chakra, you can take advantage of it to boost your physical abilities such as your strength or speed. However, the One Hundred Strength Seal can also be used in battle for other purposes.

For example, we saw how Tsunade and Sakura used it by releasing their accumulated chakra to summon Katsuyu, a giant slug that lives in Shikkotsu Forest. Kunoichi also often use this chakra to power up their medical jutsus and healing abilities, which is why we consider this mark to be Sakura’s greatest Power-up.