A significant core tenet of Naruto as a Shonen franchise is the concept historical past repeats itself, with Naruto and the unique Crew 7 holding fairly the same construction as trios of groups that got here earlier than them within the ranks of the Hidden Leaf Village. Within the new spin-off manga, Naruto: Sasuke’s Story – The Uchiha And The Heavenly Stardust, not solely are we given the chance to see Sasuke and Sakura’s relationship proceed to bloom within the time interval between Shippuden and Boruto, however we study extra concerning the therapeutic ninja of Konoha.

The unique trio of Jiraiya, Tsunade, and Orochimaru would change into the respective lecturers, in a way, to Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke, with every of the younger ninjas studying fairly a bit from their senses. Whereas Naruto realized the Rasengan from Jiraiya and Sasuke realized greater than a little bit of “darkish ninjutsu” from Orochimaru, Sakura realized extra about therapeutic strategies from the earlier Hokage of the Hidden Leaf, with the most recent manga chapter revealing that she gleaned another helpful methods. Within the current installment, Sakura is confronted with a conundrum where she should gamble for what she wants and reveals Sasuke how Tsunade’s playing habit got here into play right here.

Sakura The Gambler

In trying to realize their mission, Sakura is offered with a game of Star Strains, which the Crew 7 member is ready to declare victory, detailing afterward within the chapter simply how she was in a position to win:

“These playing cards had been all worn down, so that they should have been fairly previous. Every card has its personal distinctive nicks and scratches, so I memorized the again of every one whereas pretending to take a look at the fronts. It is a trick I realized whereas coaching with Girl Tsunade. You know the way she’s such a sore loser, right? Early on, I tended to humor her and let her win, however then she’d get a giant head about it! She by no means needed to again out when she was on a roll. I spotted if all we did was tie, she’d simply get bored.”


In fact, the largest information of this chapter is that readers are in a position to see Sasuke give Sakura a hoop that bonds them collectively. Whereas this spin-off has but to obtain an anime adaptation, earlier spin-offs have made their solution to the official Boruto anime adaptation, so it’d simply be a matter of time.