I can understand why some may not like Sasuke and Sakura having a romantic relationship - which is fine, that’s your personal opinion. However, to say that Sasuke never cared for Sakura- you couldn’t be more wrong
It’s frustrating that people do not take the time to fully look at a character and break them down to fully study why they are the way they are. Sasuke is my favorite character due to his complexity- so I can imagine his relationships are bound to require the same analytical skills and mind to comprehend. Nothing with Sasuke is ever easy, haha.
So please, enjoy, and keep in mind that Sasuke’s character is far more than his cold actions driven by the insanity of revenge, years of manipulation, and the heritage of Uchiha.
(also, concerning the abuse allegations- that will be covered in a separate post)
Let’s begin with the databooks which contain detailed profiles… These are meant to give us the most knowledge about a character so we can better understand the story.
DATABOOK 1 (Uchiha Sasuke’s Profile):
“Though until then he had taken no notice of either love or friendship, after meeting with Naruto and Sakura, Sasuke begins to accept them as nakama, even if only little by little… and also, when his heart was about to be swallowed by Orochimaru’s wicked cursed seal again, he was rescued by Sakura…”
ANALYSIS: What is said here is pretty easy to understand, and this alone should debunk any claim that Sasuke never cared for Sakura when it clearly says, “Sasuke begins to accept them as nakama.” For someone as distant as Sasuke, he must truly care about someone to consider them as nakama.
It is also crucial to note that “he was rescued by Sakura.”
It would seem that a lot of people like to make the claim that Sakura was the only one being rescued; she was helpless. While she may not have rescued Sasuke physically, she rescued him in a way much more meaningful and intimate way: to help relieve the hatred inside of himself.
"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.”
ANALYSIS: Like previously mention above, there is an emphasis on Sakura rescuing Sasuke from the cursed seal. Yet, this excerpt mentions Sakura’s heart- or love.Overall, it is her love that is able to “devour” the “wicked power” of the seal, which is meant to fuel Sasuke’s hatred.
Sasuke was clearly deeply affected by this love as it was able to suppress his own desire for power. It shocked him and after the affair was confused as to what happened. I also consider this as Sakura helping Sasuke’s characrer. She causes Sasuke to really look at his actions.
Also, pay attention to the fact that Sakura asks Sasuke to stop. As a result, Sasuke abides by her wishes. He did what she asked, because he cares.
Databook 2 (Uchiha Sasuke’s Profile):
"Growing distant, towards darkness.. the one to appear before him as he began to leave was Sakura… The one who filled his lonely existence with the emotion called love was Sakura... Sasuke was only able to leave a single word of thanks as a parting.”
ANALYSIS: Now this is HUGE. This shows what a CRUCIAL role Sakura plays in his life:
“The one who filled his lonely existence with the emotion called love was Sakura.”
I can’t even imagine why this would even need analysis.
And above all, Sasuke thanks her, another huge moment shared between these characters. Sasuke thanked her for giving him something that he had been missing: genuine love.
This is also a large development for Sasuke’s character in general (which many claim Sakura does not help Sasuke with his Charactar development). His gratefulness- as sense of humbleness in his normally prideful character. Unfortunately, twisted by revenge, he denies himself any sort of happiness until he avenges his clan- a decision he actually struggles with after his discussion with Kakashi thinking of Naruto AND Sakura
"Friendship and love, a future filled with warmth. But as long as he is there, he cannot make his dream come true. This is why he throws away a future with his friends.”
ANALYSIS: This re-affirms my previous analysis. Because of revenge he throws away his own his happiness.
Sasuke to Sakura about the Cursed Mark - Chapter 66
"Sakura.. I have told you before. I am an avenger. This isn’t just a test to me. I don’t care about the Chuunin or whatever. ‘Am I strong?’ I just want the answer to that. I can’t forgive even you.. If you take that away from me.”
ANALYSIS: Now, why is this so important? “forgive even you,” implies that Sakura was originally held at some exception above other people, however, in this situation she becomes equal.
This not only shows that Sasuke held her as an exception to others, but shows that despite this, his desire for vengeance is greater than anyone. A major aspect for Sasuke’s character and foreshadowing.
Sasuke to Naruto about Sakura - Chapter 133:
"Hey…Naruto. You have to save Sakura no matter what.. I know you can save her. Once you’ve got her, carry her, and run..as far…and as fast as you can.. Even if it’s just for a while.. I’ll be able to hold him in place. Never again. I’ve already lost everything once before. I don’t want to watch those precious/dear to me die before my eyes again.” (translations do vary between precious and dear to me)
ANALYSIS: Wow, again, is my analysis even necessary here? Sasuke says himself, IN HIS OWN WORDS, that he does care for Sakura. He never wants to lose her- or anyone he cares about- ever again. Also, another reference at his family (those dear to me die before my eyes again).
Sasuke to Pakku - Chapter 138:
- "Take care of Sakura..”
ANALYSIS: Again, reinforcing his Sasuke’s care for Sakura.
I would also like to point out the troubled expression on his face, and the way he gently places Sakura down.
Sasuke to Kakashi about Sakura’s feelings - Chapter 693:
“Was she having fun in her little make-believe-fantasy of true love? As for me, I have absolutely no reason to love her and likewise, I can see no reason why she would love me. And that’s probably just.. chains from a failed past that she’s feeling..”
Now, let’s slow down and think a bit more beyond his words, because many seem to take this at face-value.
The first thing we must remember that Sasuke is trying to push away all bonds of love and care- he is trying to be hated. So why would he ever act sweet or receptive to any positive emotion? Not to mention, after this, he tried to kill Naruto (AGAIN) when he considers Naruto to be his best friend.
Another crucial part is the “chains from a failed past.”
When thinking of Sakura’s love he associates it with his own family. He is unable to accept love because it is something Sasuke feels he can no longer have. This denial he expresses depicts how lost Sasuke is and how lost he feels. This goes far beyond Sakura’s romantic feelings towards Sasuke, and more into his character.
ANALYSIS: This was the first major moment between Sasuke and Sakura.
Sasuke’s expression seems surprised at how much Sakura truly cares- which is new for him. Now, I don’t have any direct evidence of this, so his facial expression is up for open-interpretation. However, there was a reason why this moment has such an emphasis.
** ALSO - this sets the trend that whenever Sasuke expresses an emotion aside from indifference or rage- his eyes are concealed.
ANALYSIS: Man, this is one of my favorite moments in the manga. I also think this is a scene that a lot of people forget- especially those who say that Sasuke never cared or was interested of Sakura.
Sasuke notices Sakura’s insecurity and not only makes an effort to compliment her, but compliments her publicly.
Sakura even recognizes this and thanks him (in her thoughts). As Sakura regains her confidence, Sasuke Shown in the bottom right panel) smiles. When does Sasuke ever smile? He is happy for her- happy he could help. So clearly he cares about her mental well-being as well as physical.
Also going further into his character development, Sakura was able to draw out kindness from Sasuke. Sasuke- usually too cool to care- is making an effort to build someone up, instead of bringing them down. He is able to receive happiness by helping someone else instead of focusing on his personal vendetta.
ANALYSIS: Here Sakura motivates Sasuke to take action. Sakura’s words make an impression on Sasuke, and clearly he listens to what she has to say.
This also attributes to the argument that Sakura does help Sasuke’s character; she is able to give him courage when he was losing it.
ANALYSIS: Man, what an awesome subtle moment, and extremely overlooked!
Of course, everyone knows, but Naruto, about Sakura cutting her own hair to protect her friends… But what is most important in this is the facial expressions that Ino and Sasuke share…
Ino, Sakura’s best friend, and Sasuke are looking at Sakura the same way: concerned, troubled, and maybe a little annoyed by Naruto’s obliviousness.
But for Sasuke to be placed in a similar mind set as her best friend, shows he cares about her and her feelings very much Like Ino
ANALYSIS: For this moment, you really need to pay attention to Sasuke’s facial expressions (as usual).
Sasuke is clearly troubled be Sakura’s tears and emotions. So I have to ask… If Sasuke doesn’t care about her, why would he be so affected by what she has to say??
ANALYSIS : Yet another powerful scene- which is quite underrated as well.
There are three things I would like to point out.
First, Sasuke’s expression. I can’t directly say what he is thinking, but he is clearly touched by the amount of Sakura’s concern and, like her reaction in the land of waves, shocked by her emotions. This is an expression the audience has never seen.
Second, this stopped naruto in mid-sentence. Whatever he was about to say was interrupted because of the intensity of this moment.
Third, Naruto’s expression. Notice he smiles? It’s a touching moment for Naruto as well…. To see love- no matter the form- has a true impact on Naruto. And Naruto knows Sasuke’s pain of loneliness, so it must be bitter-sweet to see this scene: Sasuke receiving love - something he and Naruto have been deprived of.
Naruto’s smile is also interpreted by some as more anguished, rather than bitter-sweet. While he may be happy for Sasuke, he may be conflicted because of the feelings he had for Sakura at the time.
ANALYSIS: This is yet another important look into Sasuke’s mind and character!
We all know this is when Sasuke really started to spiral down the path of darkness. In this we see Sasuke’s pained expression in being unable to protect someone dear to him (sakura)- much like he was unable to save his real family. This is really throwing salt in an open-wound. The already growing obsession over power, is only worsened as he had failed to protect someone special to him again- something he vowed to never do.
This emphasises that Sakura is not only someone he wants to protect, but he projects this self-disappointment and jealousy towards Naruto. This only fueled Sasuke’s feelings of not being powerful enough.
(Sorry, not english)
ANALYSIS: Honestly, I don’t even have an analysis for this, haha. It’s just a powerful moment beyond words- hence that lack of dialogue and taking up a large portion of the page ;-)
ANALYSIS: Oh yes, the apology. A lot of fans were not happy with this- they thought Sakura deserved more. Granted, I myself wouldn’t have minded a more elaborate apology, but is that really Sasuke’s personality? Let’s be real- he didn’t even give naruto an apology once, so this is MONUMENTAL for Sasuke’s character. Again, he is humbled.
Analysis:Of course, the most famous Sasuke-Sakura moment: the fforeheadd tap (which we all know was shared between Sasuke and his brother).
Here he shares with Sakura something that is so intimate to him. It shows that he definitely cares about her, but is also setting a slight distance because he is leaving for redemption. Itach did this act out of love, but he did distance himself at the same time. I think this gesture was perfect for their budding relationship- he care about her deeply, but he has things he needs to take care of first.
Itachi loved sasuke beyond measure (we all know this) and this was something he always did, a bitter-sweet gesture.
Now, I know many anti-ss fans are enraged that he could share something with Sakura so soon (or at all), but we must realize that Sasuke has already stated in Konoha after the war for a considerable amount of time. We know this by the health of the village, Tsunade was close to finishing making artificial arms, and Sakura’s hair has grown. I do believe they spent a good amount of time with one another.
And no- I don’t think this places sakura in the “little sister” category- and it clearly doesn’t seeing they later get married and have a child…
ANALYSIS: I wanted to make this separate from the head tap scene, despite being on the same page.
This was obviously referring to the first time he thanked her- but their are MAJOR differences that reflect his character.
This time Sasuke is facing Sakura as he thanks her, rather than her back. He has replaced knocking her out with a soft gesture to her forehead. And, as always, Kishimoto has decided not to show his eyes, but by Sakura’s expression I can only imagine it was something wonderful to see!
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