I and many others here don't care what kishimoto intended when he made the ending the way that he did, it was bad and awful especially for sakura's character.
Which leads to my next point. Any self respecting sakura fan should not just accept the way how sasusaku became canon. It was bad writing, a problematic relationship that is toxic along be a bad message to young girls about romance and not to mention it destoryed her reputation among the fandom at large and resulted in her reduced role as heroine.
You will probably find that in any franchise that fans will not accept or like certain stories just because their favourite characters are in it. I like spider-man for example and I hated how he was portrayed in the comicbook version of the civil war storyline.
I don't care how popular sasusaku and naruhina were in the west you should not make important story decisions solely based on popularity if it dies not fit the narrative you set up. It like when marvel includes wolverine in every x-men story even the ones that he doesn't really need to be in.
Also this is a narusaku website meaning that we are going to like narusaku content be it official or fanon. We are not going to like sasusaku content, given how many if not all of us hate that relationship for the reasosns I stated above.
We might like or even tolerate crack or fanon sakura relationship like sakuino, leesaku or even shikasaku. The only way I can possibly see any of us tolerating a post ending sakura story if there is no involvement of sasuke and sasusaku, but that not going happen anytime soon.
So as long as we get nothing but sasusaku content we are etheir going to not read it at all or if we do not going to like it and critise the work. Mostly because nothing post ending has addressed the problematic issue we have had with the relationship and in some cases made it worse.
I mean I get wanting more sakura content, but I rather something I am going to like. This sasusaku fanfiction that has been made into manga is not something I will not enjoy and would rather talk about other sakura realted things.
Edited by BlueStarSaber, 02 December 2022 - 11:23 PM.