Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno have one of the most complicated romances in the anime industry. We’ve known some hard-to-get bad boys like Sasuke. But, it seems like no one can ever top the way he treated Sakura throughout the series. However, in the midst of all their complicated and sometimes toxic treatment towards one another, Sasuke and Sakura have their fair share of romantic moments that have stuck with fans since the beginning.
It may be hard to understand how these two characters fell for each other or when the feeling became mutual. Throughout the Naruto series, Sakura and Sasuke’s relationship has been perceived as another one of those unrequited love. With Sasuke not showing any signs of attachment like Naruto toward Sakura, many believe that the two didn’t have moments of their own. But, if observed closely Sasuke and Sakura may have more moments than Naruto and Hinata from the Naruto to the Boruto series.
Here are 10 of the top best Sasuke and Sakura moments who may have not noticed or want to reminisce:
1. Young Sakura Introduces Herself to Sasuke
Sakura and Sasuke’s relationship goes back to before Team 7 was even formed. Sakura suffers in fitting in with his schoolmates from the academy. Before becoming one of the strongest kunoichis in the shinobi world, Sakura experienced being bullied by her classmates. Though Sakura has been adorably cute when she was still young, her forehead became the one thing that made her insecure most.
She grew her bangs to cover it up. However, Ino Yamanaka made her realize that she was more confident with it. Because of gaining her confidence back, Sakura decided to confess to his long-time crush Sasuke Uchiha. Sasuke’s exceptional skills as a shinobi at a young age gained him a lot of admirers. Sakura was one of the girls who was struck by Cupid when she realized how cool he is. Unfortunately, Sasuke didn’t know who she was, so she walked away from embarrassment. Although Sasuke was pretty much cold, it was only because he was also shy with the sudden confession of Sakura.
2. Sasuke Becomes Sakura’s Protector During the Chunin Exam
Sakura finally gets to hang out with her crush because of miraculously being picked on the same team as him. At first, Sakura only cared about Sasuke and nothing else. She was head over heels for him and wasn’t hesitant in showing it. But, as their team faces one problem to another, she became to realize the true meaning of becoming a shinobi. Sakura’s admiration for Sasuke was her hair. Since many girls were so into the youngest Uchiha, a rumor regarding him preferring girls with long hair started to go around.
When Sakura knew about it, she was one of the many girls who never cut her hair short. The Sound Ninjas brutally attacked Sakura, Sasuke, and Naruto during the Chunin Exam. Naruto and Sasuke were still no match for the enemies and were left unconscious. This leaves Sakura whom the Sound Ninjas continuously mocked and ridiculed. Sasuke, Naruto, and Lee were there to protect them but were no match. This made Sakura furious. It made her realize how she was always the one being protected and is tired of it. Therefore, to be able to fight back she cuts off the hair that symbolizes her long admiration for Sasuke and prioritizes her mission as a shinobi.
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3. Sasuke Bids His Sweet Goodbye Only to Sakura
Sasuke was determined to leave his teammates behind after realizing how far Naruto has achieved in a short span of time. He believed that cutting ties with the people from Konoha will lead him to a power enough to avenge his clan from his brother, Itachi Uchiha. Sasuke thought that his hunger in getting stronger will only be achieved through pain, not in the company of his friends. Sakura felt that Sasuke had plans to leave the village, so she waited for him at the place she suspected for her to walk by.
Sakura cried her eyes out while trying to convince him that isolating himself from his friends is not the right path to take. She reminded him of all the fun they had with Naruto and Kakashi as a team. She even said that she love and was willing to go with him. However, these weren’t enough to convince him. Instead of staying, Sasuke expressed his gratefulness to Sakura before leaving her unconscious. Fans have theorized that Sasuke saying thank you was his way of showing his affection, but was not capable of embracing his feelings due to his goal to be stronger and avenge his clan.
4. Sasuke Catches Sakura From Falling
Team 7 finally reunites after so long and they fought together at the Fourth Great Ninja War. Being the only ones with the ability to fight their real enemy, Kaguya Otsutsuki, Team 7 joins up with Obito in ending the war. Kaguya sends Sasuke into a different Time-Space before they even try to seal her away. But, Obito recognizes that Kaguya’s time-space power is akin to his and Kakashi’s own visual prowess. Obito convinced Sakura to work with him in finding Sasuke from the different possible dimensions he was sent to.
Sakura uses her Strength of a Hundred Seal Jutsu and shared all of her chakra with Obito. They even opened a sea of acid that caused Sakura to burn a part of her clothes and her arm. However, her wounds made her more determined in finding Sasuke. She didn’t want to waste the chance that Naruto have provided them. Thankfully, Sasuke was just in time to escape before Obito and Sakura loses all their strength. This scene made all the SasuSaku shippers feel butterflies in their stomachs because Sasuke again showed a sign of affection by not only catching her but also holding her close to him so she won’t fall.
5. Sasuke Made Sakura Cry With Tears of Joy
Defeating Kaguya wasn’t the end of all the fighting in Naruto. Naruto and Sasuke continued their fight to prove who is stronger. The two had their first battle in The Valley of the End and decided to make it the same place to fight one last time. But compared to their first fight, their last battle was filled with more emotions. The two expressed how they felt from the years they have been separated as friends.
After ending their fight with reconciliation, Kakashi and Sakura find them laying on the ground with each arm torn off. Sakura, known as one of the best medical ninjutsu, attends to her friends and stopped their wounds from bleeding. This moment was Sasuke’s chance to ask for Sakura’s forgiveness for everything he had done. Sasuke’s apology to Sakura became one of the most heartfelt moments in the entire series. This was the confirmation that SasuSaku shippers were waiting to know that their ship is finally sailing. This apology from Sasuke meant everything to Team 7, particularly Sakura who never stopped loving him.
6. Sasuke Shows the First Sign of Love to Sakura
Itachi Uchiha has always shown love to his brother through a gesture that always made Sasuke feel at ease. The infamous poking of the forehead of Itachi Uchiha was inherited by his younger brother. Whenever Itachi was too busy to accompany his brother, he would always poke his forehead and say maybe next time. When Sasuke began his voyage after the war to repent for his sins, Sakura offered to go with her.
But instead of rejecting her like before, Sasuke poked Sakura’s forehead for the first time and even followed it up with thank you which made the love girl’s face turn completely red. It is believed that thank you is also preferred by the Japanese as their way of saying that they love someone and thank them for that. Although Sakura and Sasuke had to part ways right after the war, this gesture of Sasuke’s love became Sakura’s favorite thing. She even mentioned it to her daughter, Sarada Uchiha, as the thing that is better than a kiss.
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7. The Letter that Confirmed Their Relationship
The series ended with another anticipated moment which was Naruto and Hinata’s wedding. After winning the Fourth Great Ninja War, the shinobis deserved to celebrate their victory and there is no better way to do it than throw a grand wedding for the hero and his fiance. Almost every one of their friends came to witness Naruto and Hinata tie the knot, except for one. Sasuke Uchiha wasn’t able to be there physically because of his mission or atonement.
Sakura felt alone during the party because everyone was with their partners while she is still longing for Sasuke. However, her sadness instantly faded when a messenger bird approached her. In the letter was written congratulations. This message was initially for the couple, but Sasuke sent it to Sakura to represent them both. He could have sent his wishes directly to Naruto and Hinata but chose to do it the other way in order for Sakura to know where their relationship truly stands. This was the best way to confirm the relationship between the two because they were able to send their friend, Naruto, a wedding gift together.
8. The Uchihas Fights to Save Their Daughter
It has always been emphasized in the Naruto series that Sasuke is the only living Uchiha not until Sakura and he had a daughter, Sarada Uchiha. In the earlier episodes of the Boruto series, Sarada only knew that his father is the only pure-blooded Uchiha left. Sarada uncovered a picture of his father with his former teammates, including Karin Uzumaki. Her having no clue about his father and mother’s relationship led him to question whether Sakura is truly her biological mother.
Sarada together with Cho-Cho and Naruto went to find his father whom she have not seen for years. They were able to reunite with Sasuke, but an enemy disrupt their reunion before it even started. Sakura joins their team later when they got caught in a fight with Shin Uchiha and save her husband and wife. Sakura and Sasuke worked together to fight the enemy, and even their daughter joins in. Sarada’s doubts easily faded when she witnessed how her parents truly are and how much they care for and love each other despite the distance.
9. Sasuke and Sakura Parenting Moments
Sasuke’s mission as the shadow hokage of Konoha resulted in him not getting to spend much time with her daughter. Sarada always envied the other kids in their village who get to be with their fathers. During the Parent-Child day, Sasuke came home but struggles in getting along with Sarada. The sun was about to set and Sasuke still haven’t got any clue on how he can woo his daughter. Not until Sakura and he went home and got to talk about their daughter.
Sakura told his husband that Sarada yearns for the presence of her father more than anyone and the way she is acting is only because she hasn’t experienced much of Sasuke’s presence. She advises Sasuke that Sarada needs the same thing that he wanted from his brother and father and told him that their child aspires to be Hokage. Throughout their conversation, Sasuke listened intently to his wife and acted based on what she said. This scene shows how far their relationship evolved and how Sasuke’s presence is different when he is around his wife.
10. Sakura Receives the Rarest Ring From Sasuke
After they got married or before they even had Sarada, the situation between Sasuke and Sakura is always the same. The two frequently spend their time apart because of Sasuke’s mission. However, during the Sasuke Retsuden Arc in Boruto, the married couple reunited during an infiltration mission of Sasuke. One of the prisoners found out that Sasuke and their new doctor, Sakura, were a couple. Hence, he couldn’t help but point out that husbands and wives should be together to not get worried about each other.
Sakura reassures her husband that she doesn’t worry about him, but does think about him being next to her sometimes. To put both of their worries to each other, Sasuke gave his wife something that will remind her of him. Sasuke held Sakura’s hand and wielded his chakra to form a ring on his finger. The ring did not only become a symbol of Sasuke’s love for Sakura. But, it was also able to save her when she was on the brink of death. Sakura wearing the ring allowed Sasuke to find her before she even got herself into much more trouble. SasuSaku shippers definitely thrived during this arc because they finally get to see the side of Sasuke Uchiha as a loving and caring husband to Sakura.