The boruto anime for Cherry blossom a more significant role emphasizing her skills as a shinobi, including, in one of the most surprising developments, demonstrating that she can do something much better than sasukeand it involved something her husband should know everything about: the Sharingan.
In episode #171 of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Sakura attends a training session that her husband has instructed in previous episodes to teach their daughter how to use the Sharingan properly. Up until this point, Sarada had problems using the Sharingan because she couldn’t control her chakra enough. However, when Sakura is involved, she can provide some insight into what Sarada did wrong and why it negatively affected her ability to properly utilize the powers of her Sharingan. This is an anime-exclusive story that sadly does not appear in the Boruto manga.
Even Sasuke admits that Sakura teaches better than him
Showing that Sakura is superior to her husband, Sasuke helps to remedy or at least address the series’ needless abuse of heroines who were once incredible kunoichi. While it’s less impressive than Sasuke’s in battle, training and teaching are still an integral part of the entire Naruto universe. Furthermore, the fact that Sakura was able to more effectively teach how to use the Sasuke clan’s most iconic and coveted technique – which she did not possess – made her feat all the more impressive. Sakura has demonstrated extensive knowledge of how the Sharingan works, which means she has an excellent overall knowledge of the inner workings of chakra and ninjutsu, once again proving that Sakura is smarter than Sasuke.
Sasuke literally told Sakura that she could see things he couldn’t, which is an ironic statement considering the Sharingan’s power, but it also attests to Sakura’s unique experience and kunoichi skills. Some may interpret Sasuke’s words as referring to Sasuke’s maternal intuition or due to the fact that she has been spending more time with their daughter. Despite that, Sasuke is proving that he both recognizes and appreciates his wife’s talents and abilities, so this fixes both Naruto and Boruto’s troublesome tendency to often disrespect Sakura.
Sakura’s own strength and unique skills did what Sasuke couldn’t
Aside from Sakura doing a better job as a trainer and articulating the Sharingan’s requirements more clearly than Sasuke’s, only Sakura’s insane strength and power could allow Sarada to use her Sharingan correctly. At the end of the training session, Sarada shared why she was able to do the impossible and solved her problem of inadequate chakra control by matching Sakura’s chakra line. Just because her mother’s attack was so great, her Sharingan was able to allow Sarada to completely mimic the blow. As Naruto fans know, Cherry blossom pack a punch and, fortunately, boruto take advantage of this to allow Sakura to rise above sasuke.
Boruto: Naruto’s Next Generation streaming on Crunchyroll.