Today I’m going to talk about Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring, and no, our blonde haired scamp hasn’t started a plumbing business, in fact more surprisingly, this tale isn’t even about Naruto that much. Are you starting to quiver? Do you think maybe this will be a tale of Sasuke? No…
Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring is set 15 years after the last Naurto chapter where Naruto and co. battered the bad guys from the last ninja war. To celebrate, it seems like everyone decided that they would procreate to the extreme, with Naruto having little midget called Boruto, and don’t worry he’s got a movie, he doesn’t need a manga, this manga however, is considered the preludel to Boruto: Naruto the Movie.
In this mini-series we follow Sarada, the offspring of Sasuke and Sakura, or is she? Could this fan-fiction happy ending be a little too perfect? Well after Sakura ends up destroying the house, because she has super strength that eclipses most of her male friends, and she’s not fast enough to utilise it, Sarada suddenly realises she looks a lot more like one of Sasuke’s fan girls. She begins to question if Sakura is her mother, which means on thing… Road trip! Though in the Naruto Universe is actually a running trip.
When Naruto has to go on a trip to meet Sasuke. Sarada and the spawn of Choji go in tow. Along the way, things of course get complicated as Naruto and the junior ninja league then discover someone’s whipped up some weird Uchiha clones – A rogue experiment of Lord Voldermort or in Japan, he’s known as Orochimaru – The rogue ninja of the Hidden Leaf Village and former mentor of Sasuke.
When Naruto meets up with Sasuke, Sakura of course, turns up and get’s kidnapped, as you’d expect Sarada is shocked that her dad doesn’t really remember her that well and when a DNA test reveals that her mother isn’t Sakura, Sarada is a little upset.
Fortunately as Naruto points out, her stand-in parents do love her, they may be just be bad at showing it. So they rescue her and everyone’s happy. I mean everyone is reminded that Sasuke exists and all those pale clones go to live with them and all. So it’s like Japanese Snow White in a way.
You, know that big plot twist? Yeah turns out Sakura is actually Sarada’s mother, the sample for the DNA test wasn’t even hers.