"Sasuke and his Father"
Chapter 223
(サスケと父, Sasuke to Chichi, Viz: Father and Son)
Chapter Info
Volume Itachi and Sasuke, Brothers (#25)
Previous "Itachi's Doubt"
Chapter Naruto #223
Next "That Day…!!"
Arc Sasuke Recovery Mission
Japanese Weekly Shōnen Jump #33, 2004 (cover date: July 26, 2004)
"Sasuke and his Father" (サスケと父, Sasuke to Chichi, Viz: Father and Son) is chapter 223 of the original Naruto manga.


Sasuke thought about that tension that had arisen between Itachi and Fugaku, wondering what could have ruined Itachi's standing amongst the Uchiha. However, from that point further, Fugaku became interested in Sasuke's development. After he taught Sasuke the Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique in less time than it had taken to teach Itachi, Fugaku said he was proud of Sasuke for the first time. He added that Sasuke should no longer try to follow in Itachi's footsteps. Sasuke nevertheless continued to idolise Itachi.