Im 95% sure this will have a happy end, but that’s not the point.
Whatever end we get out of this DOES NOT justify the means. That’s why I’m angry. I’m angry that Kishi did this in the first place, it doesn’t even matter how he ends it.
And let’s talk about the Boruto movie:
- Sasuke comes back, obviously, because how else would the movie work otherwise.
- The kids are 12-13 years old and and are presumably going to graduate soon if they haven’t already.
-That means that the chuunin exam probably takes place within a year, two at max, from now.
- Sasuke comes back and trains Boruto. That probably takes up a significant chunk of time.
I’M SORRY, BUT IN NO UNIVERSE THAT I LIVE IN IS A YEAR OR TWO OF HALF-ASSED TIME BACK TOGETHER (PROBABLY HALF OF WHICH IS SPENT TRAINING BORUTO AND DEALING WITH VILLAGE SHIT) MAKE UP FOR BEING AWOL FROM HIS DAUGHTER’S LIFE FOR TWELVE YEARS.
IT WOULD PROBABLY TAKE THAT YEAR OR TWO ALONE FOR HER TO EVEN COME TO TRUST HIM, BUT HOW CAN HE DEDICATE HIMSELF TO THAT WHEN HE’S BUSY WITH HIS BEST FRIEND’S SON INSTEAD?
Let me clarify, I don’t hate Sasuke and I’m not mad at Sasuke. I’m extremely disappointed in Kishimoto and the direction he’s chosen to go.
Other people may have different views on how long it should/would take for Sarada to wean out of her resentment (have you ever resented a parent? that shit does not go away anytime soon.) and come to trust and forgive him, but to me that’s a years long endeavor and not something a welcome home hug is going to fix. And prioritizing Boruto over fixing his relationship with his daughter is absolutely unforgiveable.
Things may turn out different, this is only chapter one. But the events we have been presented with have forever altered their story and the direction of their relationship and family and I am not going to sit back and be satisfied with whatever excuse he gives us for Sasuke acting so far outside of the character in the original story that Kishimoto told to us.
(I’m not angry at you, anon, I’m just venting.)