There’s been alot of hate on Sakura Haruno from Naruto all over the internet lately

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…And it makes no sense at all. No, really: There are memes trashing who is quite possibly the third most powerful Kunoichi from the Hidden Leaf, putting her behind Tsunade and Kushina.

She may not have had the love at first sight factor of Sasuke or the outside the box way of life of Naruto but Sakura had alot of growth as a person throughout the series. Like her teammates, she was trained by one of the Legendary Sannin but was the only one who didn’t have the blood of a legendary clan on her side (Uchiha and Uzumaki).

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Unlike both Sasuke and Naruto, her development since her introduction has been very consistent. That moment when she stood side by side with her reunited teammates was the turning point of the Fourth Great Ninja War. As she said herself, she was no longer just the third wheel. After years of hard work, she earned the right to stand side by side with Naruto and Sasuke once again.

Series creator Masashi Kishimoto owes it to no one for explain to the anti-Sakura crowd why she matters. He already did that over the course of the series in both Manga and Anime. Neither will I though I will concede much of the actual hard work was shown in flashback sequences much later on–most notably, her training under Tsunade while Naruto was training with Jiraiya. That was when she truly started walking her own path. She may not have had the same burdens as her teammates but it’s because of that she had to redouble her efforts.

 

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….Plus, being the mother and wife of two members of the new Team 7’s not a bad thing either ^_^

Speaking of Boruto: The way the last volume ended, alot of folks are assuming Naruto’s dead. That is not true. Not just because it would take more than what happened to kill the most powerful ninja in the village who is also the Hokage,  the new series is still WAY too new to even consider killing him off anyway. Besides, there are other ways to remove Naruto from the picture without killing him–the same was done with Sasuke, after all.

A Crowdfunding Request

My WordPress friends and family:

I didn’t think I would find myself having to seriously do this given the last few times I did, I had a bi-weekly income. As of March 11, I don’t. As I mentioned to a few folks via social media, I am on a voluntary unpaid medical leave of absence and have been since that date. My needs are few but I am in need of money to support myself through the summer months. GofundMe has strict rules about what you can fundraise for so I am using my Paypal Account’s donation system instead.

I am hoping to raise to raise $4,000, which will get me through August. This accounts for groceries, medical appointments (I will be insured through the summer) as well as go toward paying off some old medical debts that I still responsible for. I posted this same message on Facebook this afternoon and have decided to post this message on ALL of my WordPress Blogs.

I am working on getting a new job and have been since January. If I am not working by June–right now it’s 50/50–I definitely won’t have any income over the summer. Rather than wait until then, I’m asking for help now before most folks start going on vacation for the summer months. If I am able to start working by the end of June, I will make an announcement for all donations to stop a soon as I know.

Any amount you can give will be greatly appreciated–only give if you are able. For those unfamiliar with Paypal, you do not need a Paypal account to send money to a Paypal account. A credit card can be used instead and your info is not stored. You can donate by clicking on the PayPal Payments Button on this page. Any of them will work. I am the only person who will know who and how much but nothing beyond that.

On this blog, the button is on both the top and bottom of the page. On the top, it’s the top-right corner.

Thanks in advance.

~B.A.

P.S. This is not a pay wall. Donations are 100% optional. I will continue to post blogs as I have been regardless. Your monetary support will be greatly appreciated, though.