Warning! Spoilers for Boruto: Naruto Next Generation’s 22nd episode lie below!
Sarade Uchiha has no doubt about who her father is, but the girl isn’t so sure about her mother. The young Uchiha came to doubt her connection to Sakura Haruno once she entered Konoha's Ninja Academy, and Boruto just answered whether the two are blood-related.
And, if the anime’s latest episode is to be believed, then Sarada was right to be doubtful all along.
Boruto released its 22nd episode earlier today, and it follows Sarada as she gets a much-wanted answer about her parentage. After arriving to Orochimaru’s hideout with Naruto and Sasuke, Sarada forces Suigetsu to do a blood test on her. Sarada wants to know if her DNA matches up with Karin since the Uchiha saw her standing next to Sasuke in a photo.
Of course, Suigetsu bends to the girl’s will after she corners him, but the Uchiha wishes she had not been so firm. The results come back positive, confirming Sarada and Karin share the same DNA.
“Seems your mom is definitely Karin. Well, you have similar glasses too,” Suigetsu says before running away as Sarada begins crying.
For anime-only fans, the reveal comes as a shock. Sarada’s features and use of the Sharingan make her a replica of Sasuke, but her attitude did liken her to Sakura. Sarada is as headstrong as her mother, so the idea of Karin actually being the girl’s mother is a shock. Even Naruto seemed taken back by the sudden revelation.
However, manga readers will know the truth behind the reveal. The ‘Naruto Gaiden’ manga leads fans to believe Karin is Sarada’s real mom, but that is not true. Sakura is the girl’s blood-related mother. The manga ropes in Karin to explain why Suigetsu flubbed the DNA test at the worst possible moment, so it looks like Sarada can blame all this trauma on the swordsman if she’d like.
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