You know I find it quite amusing that Kishi stated he took inspiration for Akira Toriyama someone he considers his sensei, and from what I remember the main reason why he got Bulma and Vegeta together was because he wanted the readers to hate the series so he can move on, and it backfired though now you can kinda understand why Vegeta is with Bulma if you've seen the Universe 6 Arc in Dragon Ball Super, and when you think about it kinda makes sense.
The point I'm making here is you can tell Kishi isn't too happy after Naruto everything he's been saying since the ending feels like a facade especially when it came to that little video where it showcased his work area and stuff like he doesn't look too thrilled about. Lets not forget when it came to The Last, Kishi didn't even write it, that story was already written by the studio and all he did was make some adjustments to make it canon that's it. When it comes to Boruto the Movie I could see some validity too it being written by Kishi given some of the Naruto and Sasuke "bond" if you will and the next generation concept sure, but The Last is totally off the table when it comesto Kishi writing that since he admited that he didn't write it.
I mean another comparison I can make is with Bleach The Movie: Fade to Black where Ichigo was desperately trying to save Rukia (like Soul Society) no matter what and there's an iconic scene that almost mirrors the scene in Episode 1 and it was amazing much like the rest of the movie, but basically Kubo made sure that when it came to the Bluray and Dvd release in Japan he wanted his name off the writers credit because all he did was suggest a couple ideas and that's it, Plus he even went out of his and said he considers Fade to Black that's the most creative decision making process he had when it came to the movies.
I know I know, kinda going off topic, but I just wanna get my point across.
So bringing i back to the actual disscussion at hand Bourto and Sarada being a replacement for NaruSaku = No I don't believe that to be the case at all. NaruSaku felt very organic and it's very different when it comes to BoruSara.
The only thing about Boruto and Sarada is that they both care about each other, like Naruto and Sakura did but the difference is Naruto and Sakura's relationship grew from this you're a looser to.. man how have I been treating him and you got to see this side of Sakura develop when it came to Naruto and the same thing when it came to him especailly for Shippuden.. Plus If you really look at it even in Gaiden anytime it came to Sakura Naruto would get pretty defensive about her like when Karin at the time was revealed to be the mother, even though we knew for the most part it would be Sakura by the end of everything. Not only that, but whenever Naruto talks about Sakura to Sarada there was this genuine smile from him that was missing from The Last. So it still shows how Naruto really cares about Sakura.
Now as for BoruSara the reason why I bring it up as difference is because they've been able to get along since the beginning of Chapter 700 though I would argue more towards Gaiden Chapter 1 to be honest, but you can see subtle hints that Boruto could feel something for her around chapters 1 and 3, and probably the same on her end too.. But the point I'm trying to make here is Naruto and Sakura's relationship took time like a long time forge over the course of the series and Boruto and Sarada almost know practically about each other since they were academy students so I'd say they are more on the lines of best friends having feelings for each other.
SO in all honesty I would consider BoruSara as like it's own thing instead of like oh hey this pairing is like NS cause its not you're not going to get that same organic feeling that you got for NS again in the Naruto series.
Edited by LuckyChi7, 20 June 2016 - 06:05 PM.