"The Real Thing" (本物, Honmono) is chapter 700+8 of the Naruto Gaiden mini-series.


After calming down from her tirade, Sarada explains to Naruto that since everything she knows has been a lie, she intends on leaving the village and continuing her journey alone. As she attempts to leave, Naruto stops her and tells her that even though they aren't blood-related, Sarada and everyone else from Konohagakure are like family to him. Sarada accuses Naruto of not knowing anything about her situation, which triggers his childhood memories of Iruka and Sasuke. Naruto informs Sarada that a family is not about blood relation but the connections that are made between people. After asking Sarada to try and remember this feeling one more time, she begins to reminisce about her history with Sakura. Realising that she does genuinely care about Sakura, Sarada decides that she wants to help her, and they return to the group. Sasuke chastises them for wandering off, and Naruto responds that they need to have a serious talk after rescuing Sakura. Orochimaru comments that it's possible Sakura has already been killed, though Sasuke states that she is strong enough to protect herself. Sasuke activates his tomoe Rinnegan and Mangekyō Sharingan, stating that he has finally regained the chakra he had lost after travelling through Kaguya's dimensions in search for the mysterious enemy. Manifesting his Susanoo, Sasuke declares that he is taking everyone to save his wife from Shin. Meanwhile, Shin completes his surgery and reveals that it is his goal to eliminate the genes of peace-lovers. Sakura refutes this fact, prepared to take him down.


  • In one panel, Sasuke's right Mangekyō Sharingan is depicted in its base form, without Itachi's straightened Mangekyō pattern that makes up Sasuke's Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan. However, it was corrected in the tankōbon version.