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Sakura Haruno by Masashi Kishimoto
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Sakura has become the series' female lead, although she was not immediately needed for the role. Kishimoto has had difficulty in drawing her, resulting in Kishimoto carelessly emphasizing certain parts of her appearance, including her large forehead.
Numerous anime and manga publications have praised and criticized Sakura's character. She was initially noted to be a common shōnen character, serving as a love interest for the protagonist, and served little purpose in the series initially beyond being comic relief. Her appearance from this stereotype as the series progressed, however, has been celebrated by reviewers. Amongst the Naruto reader base, Sakura has been popular, placing high in some polls. Several pieces of merchandise have been released in Sakura's likeness, including a plush doll and key chains.