Naruto Reveals the Hidden Leaf's Opinion on Sasuke

Sasuke Uchiha hasn't always been on the best of terms with the Hidden Leaf Village, having walked some dangerous roads in an effort to get revenge against his brother Itachi, with the latest chapter of the manga showing how Konoha feels now about the last member of the Uchiha Clan. As Boruto, Kawaki, Naruto, and Sasuke prepare for a new assault by a very different version of the Kara Organization, it's clear that all the ninjas will be having to operate at one hundred percent to take down Code and his cronies.

Because while fans of the series know he often takes on some very dangerous secret investigations and missions on behalf of Naruto, it's not exactly public knowledge to the standard shinobi of the village. It's why he's seen as not only someone who is interfering with their current mission in the newest chapter, but someone whose efforts or opinion should be disregarded entirely apparently since he's not a ninja of any official rank or authority.

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Chapter 61 of the series revealed that Shikamaru has set a series of ninja monitoring the various claw marks that Code had left on the outskirts of the Hidden Leaf in the case that he decides to appear and attack once more. Sasuke arrives to inspect one of these marks closely himself, and the commanding ninja there harshly tells him to get back and even tries to reprimand him when Sasuke decides to move closer.

This commanding ninja has been getting nervous as they have been monitoring these claw marks for ten days with no signs of movement, and thus gets even more anxious when Sasuke approaches one of the marks. Sasuke tries to give his opinion that Code wouldn't appear from the particular mark they were guarding, but that commanding ninja turns it down as not "relevant" because Sasuke has no "proof."

Sasuke apologizes because he has no authority anyway, and tells them to disregard his opinion then, and even goes as far as telling the commanding ninja to continue as ordered from his superiors. So it seems that Sasuke's still being seen through an antagonistic lens in the Hidden Leaf in general, or at the very least, as someone who wouldn't really be in the know like those in the official system.

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Fans know that to obviously not be true, but it definitely is eye-opening to see this outside perspective on Sasuke that we have normally not seen through the sequel series thus far. Makes you wonder about public opinion about all of these Otsutsuki Clan fights as a whole too. But what do you think? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!