uchihagakure  asked:

Aww you noticed I tag my posts as alcyonae! That was my previous username, and I've used it for quite a few years elsewhere. I agree. Nobody can get SasuSaku until they have a firm understanding of Sasuke's character.

Yep! I always do that for your posts, it’s a lovely name! That was a fantastic reply btw, you’re seriously a blessing to both the Sasuke and SasuSaku fandoms. It’s a pleasure to read your writing and agree so wholeheartedly with everything you say. I absolutely agree that first and foremost having a solid understanding of Sasuke and his story, paying close attention and making effort to understand his motivations throughout is key to getting SasuSaku. It’s when you fully understand and care about what happens to this boy that you truly get what SasuSaku is all about. The fact that you do (and your care and love and understanding of Sasuke really shows in all your writing) and then you go on to express everything so eloquently, it is really a benefit to all of us, so I must thank you! thank you for being so brilliant uchihagakure <3

uchihagakure  asked:

Hi there! You said you have fanfics about Shisui? I'd love to read them! Also, I haven't watched all of Shippuden, but I'm almost caught up with the manga. I have seen some gifs where Itachi and Shisui fight, and others where there's also little Sasuke. Do you know by chance the number of those episodes? Thank you!

Hi!:DD There are a few fanfics of Shisui on, but most of them just show him as Naruto with Shisui’s face… Anyways, if you mean the one I wrote, then here it is:

It sucks I know, and it never gets updated either <.<’ Oh well, it’s not like I’m good at writing anyways xD

And the fight with Itachi and Shisui is actually from the new game that’s coming out! It was in the game promotion video :) However, Shisui was in episode 358! :DD


Within two years of apprenticeship with Tsunade, Sakura, an average girl with no particular skill except good concentration, already matches the level of a Sannin. The Byakugou is a technique that no one except Tsunade and Sakura are capable of mastering.

Sakura can be quite inspirational for young girls. Let’s take Gaara’s rescue arc. The entire medical team of Sunagakure spent three days trying to save Kankuro, and failed. This sixteen year old came in, sized his condition, and within a matter of hours saved his life. 

Sakura as far as I recall is the only girl who won a fight, in collaboration with another woman, Chiyo. Sakura showed great observational skills in matching Sasori’s hand movements to his puppet’s. She planned ahead by making antidotes for Sasori’s poison, proving maturity. There are countless occasions in which she’s shown to have compassion and kindness, toward friends and strangers alike.

Her undying love for Sasuke is heartwarming. As strong as she is, Sasuke is her weakness, her soft spot. Yet, it’s exactly this love that gave her strength and motivation to promote her growth. I find this aspect of Sakura’s love quite relatable.

Sakura haters, begone.

I found these gifs off the internet, if they’re yours and you want to get credit, or if it’s a normal practice to give credits to simple gifs like these, please let me know and I’ll edit accordingly.

I remembered how much I love this panel.

Chapter 657, page 15.

Sasuke is basically a very pure person who doesn’t think about whether what he does is good or bad. He just does what he wants to do, which causes trouble for others. He is very self centered, only concerned with himself. Some people might think what he is doing is good, like avenging his parents or trying to realize his brother’s ideals. But he is troubling others in his pursuits, so that aspect is bad. So it’s hard to say with clarity, but it’s all about whether it’s right or wrong to be self centered about your goals. I’d say he’s not good or bad, he’s just pure.” - Masashi Kishimoto


Itachi poking Sasuke’s forehead, and eventually allowing closure.

Every now and then I come back to these gifs. And I cry a little.

During his entire life, Itachi distanced his eager loving little Sasuke, by poking him on the forehead. He did so against his wishes, to protect Sasuke’s innocence.

Only in his Edo Tensei form, Itachi finally managed to speak honestly with his little brother, for the very first and last time. He didn’t push him away as usual. He didn’t poke his forehead. He didn’t keep him out of his life and his feelings.

Instead, he drew Sasuke close, placing his own forehead against his little brother’s. Itachi spoke words which came straight from his heart

I will love you always”.

*now excuse me for a second, while I wipe my tears*

Sasuke is open, defenseless, and accepting. It’s the only instance in the entire manga in which words of love are sipping through him and his emotional barrier without resistance.

This is what Sasuke had needed all his life.

My baby.

anonymous asked:

can I ask you for your explanation why Sasuke didn't care about Sakura when she was falling into lava seriously? first I thought it was just "destroying my bonds" but he did save naruto all the time

Ah ha!

But he did care ;) don’t underestimate Uchiha Sasuke, last surviving heir of the Uchiha clan, holder of the eternal mangekyō sharingan and of the rinne sharingan. We Have Kakashi and Sakura falling into the lava,

what is Sasuke’s reaction?

First he looks up, then he turns, and uses his eye powers to save Naruto. Without turning again, HE is the one to tell Naruto how Kakashi saved the three of them.

Tsunsuke ensured the rest of the team was safe by instincts, as usual, because:

Remember that Kishimoto meant to leave Sasuke ambiguous for as long as possible. 

Sasuke is best described by the following quote:

Mind what people say,

not what they do,

for deeds will betray a lie

- Terry Goodkind, Soul of the Fire (Sword of Truth #5)

when he says that no one’s safety matters except his and Naruto’s, Naruto sees right through him.

Can he really argue with that?

Why is he hiding his eyes?

(spongebob meme credit: amitds )


Okay. This is starting to get repetitive. (Also, I don’t think Sasuke has accepted yet he likes Sakura, that denying tsundere of an Uchiha :P )

In my answer for some reason I couldn’t attach more than one picture so I’m doing this instead.

The problem with your question is that you’re talking about “episodes” instead of “manga panels”. Please, do read the manga, and fall in love with SasuSaku.

  • Sasuke obviously loves Team 7. Look at him trying to talk himself out of it:

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  • He senses and responds when Sakura is in danger
  • He understands her emotions and knows how to cheer her up
  • He treats her as an equal and he’s turned on by her strength

  • Sasuke LOVES protecting people, especially Sakura, and he’s dead jealous of Naruto when he manages what he couldn’t. He tore a guy’s arm, his main weapon, because he bruised Sakura.

Look at that sad face in the first panel T_T my babyy.

  • Sasuke relies on Sakura’s support, she’s the only one he’s ever accepted and desperately clung on to.

  • Kishi spent an awful amount of time, recently still, focusing on Sakura’s emotions, and making her lose hopes. YOU KNOW WHY? TO CREATE SUSPENSE. To build up uncertainty among the young readers who know nothing about foreshadowing and character development. That’s why all the side ships exist too. Just like in real life, often, before you find “the one”, there are other contenders or alternate paths you could have chosen.
  • Sakura has proven repeatedly that she’s the one capable of giving Sasuke what he has lacked his entire life, “The one who filled his lonely existence with the emotion called love was Sakura”. Just like cherry blossoms, Sakura managed to endure the harsh winter of this relationship and they’re now ready to blossom into the most enchanting rosy flower that ever graced the earth.
  • The target audience for this manga is young. There’s going to be a happy ending for the main characters (a.k.a. Team 7). Kishi stated he’s writing this manga also to teach good morals to his children, and give them hope to find the right path in life. Naruto will become hokage, Sasuke will repopulate his clan *wink wink*, Sakura will get her man and help him repopulate said clan :P
  • Sasuke’s facial expressions look as conflicted with Sakura as with Itachi, he’s torn.

  • Sasuke ALWAYS, even recently, responds to Sakura, and he ignores pretty much everyone else (click here).
  • Sasuke is grossed out by physical contact with any girl, except with Sakura.

Pay attention to the change in his facial expression. He just woke up from coma, and he’s confused, and then he’s saddened by Sakura’s tears.

  • Sasuke isn’t a sexual person, and Sakura doesn’t objectify him or have perverted fantasies when he’s injured, unlike some other redhead.
  • Kishi  has drawn way too much eye porn between Sasuke and Sakura. Forgive me for my honesty, but I feel uneasy and a little flushed just by looking at the way they stare at each other.

Like, COME ON. I say it for your own sake, enjoy SasuSaku, join our beautiful community, and rejoice when Kishi finally gives a peaceful resolution to these two.


Will Sasuke repopulate his clan with Karin? HELL NAWW. This is my only NOTP so visit my anti SasuKarin tag. Personal opinion, I don’t like them as crack, I like even less the distorted convoluted overthinking of their fandom. One of the most disgusting arguments I’ve read was the eugenics of “Uzumaki and Uchiha DNA, omg overpowered babies!”. If you think that a relationship should be based on genetics instead of love and affection, you’re a horrible human being, please re-evaluate your life.

NaruSaku doesn’t even need to be addressed. Not once did Sakura have “heartbeats” for Naruto. When Sakura has them for Sasuke, gah they’re so strong I even feel them! And Naruto’s crush is superficial and immature… Minato:”Is that your girlfriend?” Naruto:”Huh? Sakura-chan? Yeah, I guess so” Sakura: beats him up to death. Wow. *slow clap* really, what a fantastic ship we have there. How many times do we have to see that Naruto is incapable to understand and satisfy Sakura’s needs? (One of the countless examples in the “Sakura depression” scenes, when Sasuke gives her confidence - why is Naruto so oblivious to Sakura’s state?) The only time Nauto understood Sakura was when she BSed about loving him and not Sasuke anymore. Every other interaction they have, Naruto is a dummy. Recently still, in chapter 632>

That would fed up Sakura eventually. It’s a romance bound to failure. And Sakura has never been attracted to Naruto. I do love though the way their bond evolved. They’re great teammates now and true friends. It’s an important jump from Sakura saying in chapter 4 “What I dislike is Naruto” to now, when she did everything in her power to keep him alive. She matured a lot. I like the interactions between Sakura and Naruto, they’re both cuties ^_^

I enjoy NaruSasu for fun, even though I’ve seen a lot of ugly in that community. I enjoy it because the manga IS ABOUT Sasuke and Naruto evolving simultaneously. So I do cackle at the misreadings and innuendos, I’ve written a couple of pro-blogs myself. But Naruto isn’t gay, he is uncomfortable with male physical contact (with Kakashi, Sai, Yamato, Jiraiya, Gaara etc.), and he’s attracted to females. Sasuke does care a lot about him, but as a brother and a rival, which causes more drama than I’d care for in a ship. Still to this point, Sasuke is jealous and non-appreciative of Naruto’s accomplishments, and tries to diminish them constantly (unlike the loves of my life Hashirama and Madara). Naruto stated “how can I become Hokage if I cannot even save my best friend?”. That’s not love, that’s a selfish obsession based on ideologies. Is Naruto’s behavior good for Sasuke? I think ultimately yes, but please please, canon NaruSasu is preposterous. Let’s enjoy it in the fanart, the fanfiction, and pervy readings of the manga (I know I will XD) but let’s keep it separate from what WILL happen.

SasuSaku is not abusive

I am not satisfied with any of the “SasuSaku is not abusive” posts I’ve seen so far.

Abusive partners monopolize the victim’s life against their wishes and consent. They blackmail the person in, with intimidation and belittling. It may or may not involve physical abuse. The abuser brainwashes the victim into thinking that everything is the victim’s fault. When the victim tries to escape, the abuser leaves them no chance. The abuser seeks power over the victim. The victim becomes their object of manipulation. They have to obey their every whim.

The helpless sense of unworthiness caused by the abuser, the inability to regain freedom. THAT is abuse.

Sasuke NEVER manipulated Sakura. Never did he try to use her. He treats her as an equal. Much more so than any other character. The times Sasuke verbally hurt Sakura, it wasn’t out of malice, he was being honest. There’s nothing wrong with stating the facts. Pretending a person has no faults will leave them stagnant and halt their growth. A loved one won’t hide that truth from you.

In fact, Sakura learned from him, and grew stronger because of his words. Sakura is the one who doesn’t give up on Sasuke. She doesn’t want him to take the path of darkness. She gave “all she’s got” to rescue him. When Sasuke nearly hurt Sakura, it was instinctual self-defence. Sasuke isn’t a repressive figure towering and controlling Sakura against her wishes. All the hurt in their relationship is caused by Sasuke’s shattered past. Sakura wants him to share his pain, set him free from that burden.

Exactly because Sasuke is broken, she suffers too. Her determination and strength, her ability to shine bright despite experiencing second-hand trauma… this is what makes this relationship phenomenal to me. That’s why I’ll always ship SasuSaku, and why a SasuSaku ending would be a priceless message. I believe in the redemption from evil-doing. I believe in not giving up on those who still have good in them. I believe in finding the strength to stand up, no matter the pain. I believe in looking past deceiving words, understanding a person’s true intentions, and supporting them to be righteous and functional once again.

Sasuke gave Sakura strength. He made her grow. Sakura won’t let Sasuke ruin his life and consume his soul. She is a beacon of light in his world of shadows.


If Kishi lets the rest of Team 7 stop the fight, I’m going to forgive him everything

Databook 1 (Uchiha Sasuke’s Profile):

  • “Sakura willingly and bravely calms the rampaging Sasuke under the influence of the cursed seal. Sakura’s heart, thinking of Sasuke, devours the wicked power.”

Databook 2 (Uchiha Sasuke’s Profile):

  • The one who filled his lonely existence with the emotion called love was Sakura.

I don’t want to set my hopes up, but let me dream while I can.

anonymous asked:

Maybe the animators don't like Sakura and she isn't a vital support for the series only Sasuke and Naruto are. No offense. Sakura is a tag along even for a suppose main character we never saw or Kishimoto wasn't interested in letting us know who the Sakura's parents where he obviously doesn't like her. At least he didn't mess around with SS moments I think that's the only thing Kishimoto handle well in the manga the anime was terrible doe. I hope I wasn't offensive if so I'm sorry.

You’re not offensive at all. However,

  1. During the 2015 Jump Festa, Kishimoto expressed how much he likes Sakura, and how upset he was by the fandom’s reception. He really tried his best with Sakura. He was proud for turning her into a “fine young lady“ by the end too.
  2. Kishi was pressed by the editor to not introduce Sakura’s parents in the manga, due to the low popularity of her character. However, RTN’s parent designs are Kishimoto’s.
  3. Oh dear, Sakura isn’t a vital support for the series? A LOT of the manga isn’t vital to the plot’s progression, but it serves for its better appreciation, and those parts aren’t treated as badly by the animators. Almost all characters are in a way or another subplots to Naruto’s and Sasuke’s developments. They are the protagonists after all. Back to Sakura,
    1. She injected Naruto’s chest with chakra. Naruto would be dead otherwise.
    2. She saved Sasuke from the alternate dimension by aiding Obito. Sasuke would be dead otherwise.
    3. Except for the last arc, Sakura’s words are consistently the only ones to reach out to Sasuke, “devouring the wicked power”. Sasuke reacts to her, without her realising. 
    4. It’s Sakura who was given the promise of a lifetime.
    5. It’s Sakura who discovers the whereabouts of Orochimaru to rescue Sasuke.
    6. Without Sakura, Sasuke would have been a murderer of two innocent hindrances (the Otogakure guy at FoD, and Karin).
    7. It’s Sakura who smacked a god in the head.
  4. Let’s be honest, the Naruto plot is about getting Sasuke away from the path of evil. What are the most relevant bonds? NaruSasu - the Yin-Yang ”brotherly” growth-promoting rivalry, ItaSasu - unconditional love of your natal family, SasuSaku - unconditional love of your family-to-be. The parallels were decided since 2006.
  5. Saying that Sakura is not plot-relevant also means ignoring the most significant lessons to be learned from the manga. 
    1. Never give up on people whom you know still have some good in them. Don’t force yourself onto your loved ones, but let them know you will always be there for them.
    2. Armed with hard work alone, you can become the most accomplished professional in your field. Don’t forget Sakura is the only one after Tsunade, privileged by her Senju lineage, to master the Byakogou. She discovered Kankuro’s antidote within hours, failed accomplishment by Sunagakure’s entire medic team. The God of Shinobi is impressed by her alone.
    3. A girl doesn’t need to be romantically attached to a person to experience compassion and affection for them. (See Naruto, Chiyo, Rock Lee, Hinata, Karin, endless injured shinobi and children)
    4. Intelligence and accomplishments are sexy
    5. Once you think you’ve exhausted all your resources, you can still “give everything you’ve got”. Sakura drained her little chakra left to pump life into Naruto’s heart. She still managed to release her Byakogou after that. Twice. That’s unbelievable courage and resilience.
  6. Kishimoto too never stopped thinking of Sakura as a heroine (see JF15 interview again). You say that her skills aren’t comparable to Naruto and Sasuke’s, but she’s a Sannin/Kage-level shinobi at 17. Actually, I’m thankful that at least one main character was spared of gratuitous power-ups. 

Would it have been nicer if Kishi had given more focus to Sakura? Sure. Though it’s more the reader’s fault, and his inadvertent misogyny. People on average prefer unrealistic women, stripped of their humane complexity, “physically strong and mentally impassible”. Sakura is real, she faced problems which are relatable for many, and she’s an excellent role model for the way she overcame them. Arguably, she sustained the most tangible character development of all characters.

Regardless, the animator’s biases shouldn’t show. Some people will never read the manga, and their understanding of Sakura is forever skewed by people who de facto are overturning the plot of the manga. Then anime watchers complain that the plot isn’t consistent. Of course it isn’t. You’re not telling the story right.

celestialucy  asked:

Do you know any sasusaku moments episodes from pre-shippuden ?


(though I will cite the manga only, because… canon. The episodes you can find by searching the respective chapter on Narutopedia ^.~)

(OMG I’m going to turn this into a master post and reference, thanks for asking the question!)



  • When attacked by ninjas, Sasuke could have chosen to protect either Sakura or Naruto, he defends Sakura (not a big deal, as Sakura was next to the client, but still relevant)
  • Sasuke is jealous of Kakashi for stealing his thunder while defending Sakura.
  • Sasuke wants to know Sakura’s secret for her chakra control, and blushes while asking Naruto.
  • Sakura defends Sasuke from Haku’s attacks.
  • Sakura finds strength in Sasuke’s attitude.
  • Sasuke is dead worried after hearing Sakura’s scream (x). Sasuke re-awakens his sharingan right after this! To defend his team!
  • Sakura and Kakashi believe in Sasuke and Naruto (x).
  • Sakura starts feeling distraught after not seeing Sasuke standing Next to Naruto (x), and runs to Sasuke with the client (x).
  • Rule #25, “[…] A Shinobi must keep their emotions inside […], you must possess a heart that never shows tears”, she floods her face with tears over Sasuke’s death (1,2,3)
  • Sasuke wakes up and doesn’t know how to react to Sakura’s tears and sincere concern (1,2,3) (This whole Haku scene is filled with NaruSasu moments as well, these two bonded at the bridge ^_^ but this time I’ll stick with SasuSaku references only in this post)


  • Sasuke is tsundere of the playful interactions between Naruto and Sakura. (x,y)
  • Sasuke tells Sakura that she needs to improve. (x)
  • I’m not going to include minor fangirling moments.
  • Sasuke notices that Sakura doesn’t feel confident of the Chuunins (x). Sasuke tells Sakura she has the best genjutsu detection. (x) One of my favorite panels. Sasuke understands Sakura and knows just how to cheer her up. Yet, he’s not fake and praises her unconditionally. He tells the truth about her strengths and weaknesses.
  • Sakura is worried, impressed, shocked, and protective of Sasuke in his fight with Rock Lee (1,2,3,4,5,6) she jumps underneath Sasuke to dampen his fall (x)
  • Sakura feels inspired by Sasuke’s excitement for the start of the Chuunins (x)
  • Sasuke dislikes Ino’s hug (x)


  • Sasuke protects Sakura from the Naruto’s impostor (x), and Sakura reciprocates (x)
  • Sasuke shows Sakura some ninja spirit in action (x)
  • Sasuke is worried for Sakura, who is petrified by the fear of Orochimaru (x)
  • Sasuke stabs his thigh to gain control and save Sakura (x)
  • Sakura notices Sasuke’s distress (x).
  • I’m not going to count the many times Sakura reacts to Sasuke’s feats in battle, but if you want to see them, you can read ch. 48 onwards.
  • Sasuke is bitten by Orochimaru, Sakura witnesses everything, and supports him through the pain, and some more, and she shares the pain with Sasuke, a very emotional scene.
  • Sakura takes care of her boys, in particular Sasuke (x,y) and resolves to protect them (x,y).
  • All of chapters 51&52 show Sakura’s fear and determination to save her teammates. (x)
  • In ch. 53, called Sakura’s decision, Sakura fights with all her might, endures blows, wants to protect those dear to her, and cuts her hair to set herself free (1,2) (those precious hair she took so long to grow, and that Sasuke-kun thought were attractive in a girl)
  • The first time Sakura says “it’s your turn to watch my back” (1,2) Sakura is a badass in ch. 54.
  • Sasuke wakes up, and lets the curse mark take over his body for the first time, raging over Sakura’s state, saying the famous “Sakura… who did this to you”.
  • Sakura doesn’t recognize old Sasuke-kun after his “avenger epiphany” (1,2,3,4), “this isn’t Sasuke-kun” (1,2)
  • “Sakura willingly and bravely calms the rampaging Sasuke under the influence of the cursed seal. Sakura’s heart, thinking of Sasuke, devours the wicked power.” (1,2) the power of her love is stronger than the hatred of the curse mark.
  • Naruto doesn’t notice Sakura’s bruises, but only her shorter hair. Sasuke seeing through Sakura’s lie. (x)
  • A cute panel with Sasuke asking for Sakura’s opinion (x).


  • Sakura is worried about Sasuke’s pain from the curse mark (1,2),  and Sasuke reacts to Sakura’s tears (x) - which is quite significant. Those who say Sasuke is cold-hearted have no clue on who Sasuke truly is.
  • Sasuke asks Sakura to not get involved with his problems, when he’s obviously apprehensive about them (1,2,3) - beautiful beautiful panels. One of the first instances of eye porn between Sasuke and Sakura.
  • Sasuke tells Sakura “I can’t forgive even you if you take that away from me” (x).
  • Sasuke makes the curse mark recede by will alone, at the thought of Sakura’s tears and Naruto. (1,2,3).
  • Sakura and Sasuke share a secret, about the curse mark, which Sasuke considers very personal (x).
  • Sakura is still concerned about Sasuke’s state after he left with Kakashi (1,2), and again when Sasuke fights Gaara (1,2,3).
  • Sakura always thinks about Sasuke even when he’s not around (x). Sakura’s relief when Sasuke shows up (x) for the match.



  • Sasuke is jealous of Naruto for saving Sakura. (1,2) - look at his face in this last upper right page. And once again later on at the hospital (x) he looks so broken.
  • Sakura has visited after Sasuke every day at the hospital since he got injured fighting Itachi (x), and Tsunade notices (x). Sakura is in tears, hoping for Sasuke to get better (x).
  • Sasuke accepts Sakura’s hug and is uneasy seeing her crying, once again (x). Naruto backs away and lets them have their moment.
  • Sasuke is torn between his Team 7 feelings, and his desire of revenge with Itachi (x).
  • Sakura thinkgs about Sasuke from her bedroom window at night. She bonded with Naruto over the same goal of making sure Sasuke would be okay. (1,2,3,4)


  • Sasuke decides to defect Konoha, but he is in pain at the thought of leaving his team (x).
  • He is surprised to see Sakura on the road, right in front of the bench where they first talked (x).
  • Sasuke represses his emotions as he walks past Sakura (x).
  • Sakura asks Sasuke to be more open with her, moments of silence are shared between the two (x).
  • Sakura misunderstands Sasuke’s intentions and thinks that he hates her. This behavior still repeated in 678 onwards, when we know what the reality is, Sasuke is afraid to care too much (x).
  • Sasuke doesn’t remember saying that Sakura was annoying (x).
  • Sakura’s memories (x).
  • Sakura: “It won’t bring anyone happiness. Not even you, Sasuke… nor me…”. Possibly my favorite panel in the chapter. Sasuke is so embarrassed! I can feel that his breath stopped at this obvious preliminary to the confession.
  • Sasuke thinks he’s different from the rest of his team (x).
  • “I love you with all my heart” (x).
  • Sakura is willing to give up on everything and help Sasuke with his revenge just to stay next to him, a desperate plan (x).
  • Sasuke’s smirky “you really are annoying”. He is unable to respond to the love confession, but once Sakura starts talking nonsense, he finds his chance to speak.
  • Sakura, thank you
  • He lays her on the bench. (x)


I can do Part II if you want too ^_^.

I hope you guys can find this as a useful reference! This took forever to do.

OK WHAT WAS IT AGAIN, THOSE ASSES SAYING KISHI IS SHIPTEASING? That Kishi cannot write romantic bonds, that SasuSaku isn’t well developed? SasuSaku isn’t for the faint of heart for sure XD

Under the cut I’ll place some of the most beautiful panels, in case you’re too lazy to click on the links ;)

Keep reading


If you still had any doubts about Kishi’s intentions, for 10 whole chapters he  built up the tension between Sakura and Sasuke. As many of us SS shippers claimed, this choice was done to foreshadow the significance of an impending canonization, a storm before the calm. Sakura’s behavior from 685 onwards confirms our stand. She is now happy and confident around Sasuke, her doubts have vanished. And her beauty melts my heart! 

Sakura developed considerable maturity over the entire manga. I tried to collect some of the best posts I’ve read in the Sakura tag of sasusaku-forum . I admit, it was a little frustrating to see her helpless once again around her loved one, taking into account her true value and potential. All of it was worth it now. The contrast is tremendous, all within a matter of hours in their world.

She gave “everything she’s got”, first saving Naruto with her already depleted chakra, afterwards attacking Madara, and finally navigating among dimensions with Obito to find Sasuke. Exhausted, Sasuke’s embrace gave her strength once again, she punched the rabbit alien goddess, allowing her Yin-Yang teammates to seal her and end the war. As a bonus, she’s been awfully cute while at it.

Friends, behold the canonization of SasuSaku and NaruHina!

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