Warning! Spoilers for Boruto: Naruto Next Generations’ 23rd episode lie below:
Sakura Haruno has gotten a bad reputation. The pink-haired ninja may have gotten on audience’s nerves years ago, but Sakura’s character literally powered-up in Naruto Shippuden. And, now, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations just proved why Sakura is as badass as her teammates.
Earlier today, Boruto released its 23rd episode, and the update featured one of the franchise’s best fights yet. After Sakura was taken hostage by Shin Uchiha, the girl begrudgingly heals the man as he spouts off his reasoning for world domination. Sakura listens patiently to get the information she needs from Shin before she confronts him, and the pair have one intense battle.
This week's action in Boruto was awesome! pic.twitter.com/8gmQxXhaui— Ashita (@AshitanoGin) September 6, 2017
As you can see above, Sakura’s fight is the definition of chaotic. Shin is shown using his lightning-fast knife skills on Sakura, but the heroine dodges each attack. She throws several punches and manages to evade a lethal move from Shin’s Sharingan. Sakura proves more than once she’s able to give a vetted Sharigan user the slip, and her monstrous strength helps her distract the man long enough to slip a bomb tag right under his feet.
Over on Twitter, Naruto fans are screaming about Sakura’s battle and its choreography. The fight is a standout for Sakura and lives up to ones she had with Madara’s army and Sasori. You can check out some of the best reactions to Sakura and her undeniable strength in the slides below:
BRO CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE SAKURA VS SHIN FIGHT FOR A SECOND!!! THIS IS SAKURAS SECOND FIGHT THATS ACTUALLY GOOD!!! pic.twitter.com/9IUhFyYjCM— MosseN (@_MosseN_) September 6, 2017
Yes, we can talk about it. Did you see the way Sakura threw a massive pillar at that guy's head? It was pretty great.
1. Shin vs Sakura
2. Jiren vs Goku
3. Eren vs Reiner
Top fights of the year prediction 🤔👀😂— PS360HD2 (@PS360HD2) September 7, 2017
Dragon Ball fans don't need to worry about Sakura beating Goku. The two would more than likely get along. The same, however, can't be said for poor Eren. He's hot-headed.
The Sakura vs. Shin fight was 2 pages in the manga yet they managed to make it this fire in the anime 👌🏻 pic.twitter.com/sNNR6Oubni— John X (@48john) September 6, 2017
If all of Boruto's filler content would be this smoothly executed, fans would never complain.
Sakura VS Shin isn't the only time she's badass why wasn't she getting all this hype before that? pic.twitter.com/RjNcTZJe2x— #DefendDACA🌸 (@baeksoverdose) September 6, 2017
In the anime community, it's become 'cool' to hate on Sakura. However, the girl would also think it's 'cool' to punch haters in the face, so there is also that.