The day has finally come. If you ever wanted to compare Sakura Haruno to Captain America, then the time is here. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations just gave you the perfect excuse to make all the fan-art you want.
In the latest episode of Boruto, fans were in for an animation treat. The anime’s new episode caught up with Sakura after the heroine was taken hostage by Shin Uchiha. The rogue ninja forced Sakura to heal him, but the girl had an ulterior motive for going along with Shin’s plans. Sakura stored away all of the villain’s motivations as he explained his vendetta against Sasuke. So, when the time was right, Sakura let loose against the baddie.
However, it was during the pair’s fight that Marvel fans noticed something odd. Shin and Sakura do a round of hand-to-hand combat before they begin using jutsu, but their sparring looked way too familiar. Shin was seen using fancy knife skills against Sakura as the heroine dodged, and it didn’t take long to place the fight scene.
I thought a cut in Naoki Kobayashi's animation on Sakura vs Shin looked familiar, probably a homage to the knife fight in The Winter Soldier pic.twitter.com/B8YXsNY99U— FakeArasan (@Ara3Wkm) September 9, 2017
After all, it was lifted straight from Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Over on Twitter, fans began to point out the similarities between the sequences. As you can see above, Captain America houses a scene where Steve Rogers goes up against the Winter Soldier on the streets. The masked villain is shown doing some knife work to confuse Captain America, but Steve is able to dodge the Winter Soldier’s attack. The Avenger was the first to parry such an attack before Sakura could, and fans admit they’re blown away by the anime’s subtle nod.
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