Sasuke's giving up everything he had in Konoha represents one of the most pivotal yet difficult moments in the history of Naruto. Although the last of the Uchiha might prove to be a cold and even cruel opponent, the decision to leave the village was very difficult and painful.
to devote oneselfTraining with Orochimaru In order to gain more power to eventually kill his brother Itachi to destroy the Uchiha clan, Sasuke allowed his dark side to overpower him and became more and more distant. Until he discovered the motivations behind Itachi's actions. Revelations that made Sasuke think about it and understand his true family was still within the walls of Konohaand then deciding to go back to Naruto and Sakura.
This realization comes after what was said in the Official data book of the series, from a sense of loss Sasuke experienced leaving the village years before clashing with Itachi. As related in the book, Sasuke actually left a large part of himself behind: "Naruto, a friend he had strayed from, had caused pain, like half his body had been ripped apart. The only one who is looking for him even after he left. However, Sasuke's heart doesn't seem to waver even after seeing Naruto three years later.".
The selected passage highlights Sasuke's characteristic indifference, but also emphasizes how the last of the Uchiha has suffered from the loss of his friends. Did you know about this detail in the Naruto data book? Let us know what you think in the comments. Finally we leave you with our special dedicated to the evolution of Sasuke Uchiha.