「サラダ、走る!!」 (Sarada, Hashiru!!)
“Run, Sarada!”

Sarada finally gets some focus for character development, receiving her own dedicated episode. Coming across as a mix of pre-Shippuden Sasuke and Sakura, she effortlessly combines properly prim with wannabe cool.

Sarada’s Delivery Adventure!

Promptly taking up her mother’s request to deliver a fixed up soft toy, I couldn’t help but notice she immediately agreed upon hearing that the teddy bear was a gift from the patient’s father. I feel this speaks of Sarada’s desire to be spoiled by her parents, in spite of her insistence that she needs no gifts. Nevertheless, she goes along with it, and what a troublesome ordeal it ended up being. Accidentally leaving the package on the train, helping out an old lady and barely missing out at the next station, almost getting caught riding on top of a train by Boruto & Co, nothing seemed to be going her way.

Good thing ChoCho came to the rescue. Although she can sometimes come across as shallow and headstrong, she truly cares for her friends. Without any hesitation, she expends a truly rare snack item to obtain information that would help Sarada, as well as guiding her about the place with some handy street smarts. I’ve actually come to really grow on her! Fortunately, they manage to save the teddy bear before it mistakenly ends up as a sacrifice for a waterfall ritual. Talk about a close shave! They probably would have used Boruto & Co as a substitute sacrifice instead.

Concluding Thoughts

We got an insight into the Uchiha household, where the father is largely absent and the mother busy with or taking a holiday from work. Yet Sarada stays strong, bearing the kind of burdens you wouldn’t expect someone her age to carry. Doing all the chores including cooking dinners, she’s the one who is like the adult, telling her mum not to worry. But something tells me this situation is untenable, with an inevitable breaking point down the line.

This is just a taste of what we’re about to get with the Sarada Arc coming up soon. There isn’t much to go into, since many things about Sarada will become fairly apparent when that airs. As for the next episode, I hope it’s more than just a visual upgrade of ‘The Day Naruto Became Hokage’, because that is exactly what it looks like we’re getting at the moment.



    1. I purposefully did not include a picture to leave my comment interestingly ambiguous, but to whoever edited the picture in – thx for making my point accessible to a larger audience.

  1. I always found Sasuke being a dick, I guess I was right.

    While I’m no Sakura Fan (sadly, no one in the original naruto roster was waifu material for me), but if Im burdened with the revival of my clan, I’d hump Sakura till she gives birth to a basketball team.

    1. This is not what I expected to read on a comment thread for my post, but it gave me a good laugh! Guess I never really thought about these things.

      Want to point out that Ino went from having pinkish skin to being pale white. Sai definitely worked some magic here.

  2. Sakura gotta be the bigger loser in anime.
    >only one date
    >2.5 minutes
    >”bring me a papa”
    >he ever calls you? “no”
    God damn it, those were some pitiful insights,
    I should not even ask but, they are not really married, right?

    1. I think they got married, but more out of “property” than any other thing, since Sakura is now a Uchina and carries Sakuke’s symbol on her back and it was probably a Sakura’s idea. I dont think Sarada was planned or wanted, I think she just happened and they had sex only that once. Sarada’s situation is really sad. For someone who lost his entire family, Sasuke could try to be a good father and husband and cherish the people around him, but he doesnt care at all. Even being distant, he could at least write her letters and try any other type of contact, but he didnt even recognize his own daughter as they met on the gaiden.

      1. Sasuke is a Secret Agent. Even in our society, Secret Agents often stay as far away from their families as possible. In Narutoverse, that would be even more of a law, especially for someone like Sasuke who isn’t into sentimentalities but is more of a very-old-school Shinobi.

        And pragmatically speaking, he is in the right. He hunts world’s greatest criminals, and any of them would use Sasuke’s family against him if they could… or would kill them if they wanted revenge. Sasuke, who once got to see his family getting slaughtered, would do everything to avoid that. Even if that means staying far away from them. Thus, he hides his own identity from everyone he could. Were it not necessary to communicate with Konoha, he would even avoid talking to Naruto.

        Lord Nayrael
      2. That’s is why Naruto’s Parents know of this and try to help her out with “family bonds”. But even Naruto are busy ruling the City and stuff.. So both mother’s should help each other out. But Mothers can not replace Fathers, perhaps Uncles can give them a bit “home” feeling

        Kakachi… Is he an family guy or more the lonely wolf? I know it is not easy

      3. in other words:

        Is this City of Boruto now an real city or just a bigger Village? Where nearly all knows each others over some corners? Like a big band Family? It sounds little, but it is important for not feeling “still alone under 1000ends of peoples”

        On the country side, the neighbors helps each other out, to farm the land, share Machines, or help seeding.. in the City?… Did it made click inside your head? i grew up in a Village as a little kid, but moved into an City.. and now today as a old adult.. i do not know the neighbors surnames… (i am overdoing it on purpose)

      4. Except it seems like common knowledge that Sarada is Sasuke’s daughter, so it’s not as if any secret would be exposed if Sasuke just messages every once in a while.

      5. The whole house is a Uchina shrine kkkkk
        Nobody is forcing Sasuke being a spy, it was his choice to be away from the village and his family
        I bet if he talked to Naruto “hey man, I have a wife and child now, can you find me a replacement?” he wouldnt think twice because Naruto also understands how difficult it is not having family around. Although he is the Hokage, he is always trying to at least have a meal with his kids and wife and worries about them as much as possible
        There is no excuses for Sasuke, he is such a selfish person, horrible dad and husband, pretty much like Goku from Dragon Ball

  3. “A dad… might be nice”.

    That was both funny and terribly sad. Sakura knows what Sasuke is like and, as shown here, even if Sasuke will never win a “Husband Of The Century” award (understatement), she accepts it and likes him anyway. But children don’t have the chance to choose their parents, nor to have parents at all, and it’s obvious that Sarada doesn’t like her current family situation.

    As you say, Zaiden, I also feel they’re preparing the stage for the Naruto Gaiden adaptation and for the focus to move to the Uchiha’s own family drama. A pity we’ll have a retelling of the ‘The Day Naruto Became Hokage’ OVA before that (yet I suppose it’s fair that viewers that didn’t have the chance to watch it should be given the opportunity to witness Himawari in all her terrifying glory).

    1. I feel that a lot of people are rightly harsh on Sasuke. But from his perspective, he is working hard to atone for his wrongdoings, while doing work to ensure that his daughter won’t have to live in a rough, war-torn world filled with revenge like he did.

      Looking forwards to see how we progress into the Genin days!

      1. yeah.. Like why little Kids do not understand why Daddy get out of Home and return late in the night and are exhausted… No time for them…. Later they find out that he went to work, to earn money for the family…

        something like that

      2. Eh… It’s less “dad comes home late, I rarely see him”, like Naruto’s case, and more “dad doesn’t know my face because it’s been years since we saw each other”.

      1. Well, he somehow teach Rock Lee to be a good fighter, even if Rock cannot use Charka “Ninja Magic” like the other kids… So he must be a very good Teacher, and i bet he is still “young” in Mind, and i bet he can still impress others with his New Tricks.. So if they trow in from time to time Guy, then they should also give him some Wheelchair tricks…

        So, do not write Guy offline right now, he has still his sharp mind and even the hunger to be Kakachi’s rival. Perhaps running faster with his Wheelie then Kakachi or even apply this “Walk on Water” trick with some special “Pain” techniques Chair, to channel his Chakra to the chair.. You know this Dark stick thing


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