God I'm sorry but I snorted so fuckin' hard at that person using every single moment of the manga to prove that SS isn't terrible, when the majority of their interactions were fucking terrible, or are we just going to pretend that Sasuke never belittled her, insulted her, tried to kill her multiple times, stuck her in an unnecessarily cruel genjutsu that basically showed her being murdered by him, can't be bothered to keep in contact with his family for 10+ years... am i missing anything?
A lot of people were posting/reblogging “first and last appearance” gifs after the ending, and the juxtaposition of Sasuke and Sakura just made me really sad for how the ending failed them both.
Sakura, first appearance: Sasuke-kun!!
Last appearance: Sasuke-kun!!
Sasuke, first appearance: sets himself apart from everyone
Sasuke, last appearance: sets himself apart from everyone
(gif credit to @shiroiraiha, couldn’t find these specific gifs in the search engine)
Character development, I don’t know her?
Now obviously both characters did change a lot over the course of part one and Shippuden, but the fact remains that their fundamental issue at the beginning–Sakura’s obsession with Sasuke, Sasuke’s inability to have healthy, present relationships with anyone–hasn’t really improved.
Spoiler alert: it’s going to be pretty much exactly the same 15 years later. It’s a real waste.