Re: All of Rookie 9 are alive
Ten ten and Ino are the most useless, so I don't mind if one of them bites it. However, the last chapter showed Ino was in the 16th generation, so I think that she lives to pass on her earrings and knowledge to the 17th generation.
If Chouji died, it would be the best plot wise and evoke an emotional response in the reader as he has emotions and just went badass in the last chapter, but then there's the whole 17th generation I mentioned.
Shizune is not useless, she's one of the best medic ninja in the world.
I think it's possible Sakura dies when Naruto and Sasuke fight, like she almost did on the roof of the hospital before the time-skip when she was almost hit by a Rasengan and Chidori.