While I am not a huge fan of the way Karin’s back story was portrayed in this episode (it was pretty brutal, not to mention uncomfortable to see), I do kind of appreciate getting to know more about her.
I understand this is filler so it’s not technically canon. But I don’t think it’s too far removed from the truth of her past.
It’s always been heavily hinted at that she was abused both physically and sexually. So I do believe this is based someone in the context of their reality.
I appreciate it because now I have so much more understanding of her as a character and it makes me like her even more to know the trials she went through. It also explains a lot of her behavior. It all kind of ties together.
Also, young Karin looks insanely like Sarada which only fuels my Karin x Sarada mother/daughter headcanons even more. A words of a SasuKarin
You can’t know more about a character from just a filler.
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