it’s been like an hour and I’m already tired of this.
I should not have to explain to other fans why the ‘heh’ was significant from Sasuke. Keep mocking it and making absurd jokes about it, but you’re not going to change why it’s significant.
(I don’t care for those of you fans who just don’t care about the ‘heh’. This is just responding to the idiotic backlash about the ‘heh’)
Firstly, no it wasn’t a ‘heh’ for Naruto and you know it. The panel and surrounding panels are not set up in any way to imply his response is to Naruto’s shock: it’s clearly a reaction to Sakura.
That out of the way…
Yes the ‘heh’ and a smirk is a tiny reaction, no it’s not ‘TAKE ME NOW, SAKURA!’ but it’s not meant to be, and no one is seriously taking it to mean that. The heh is just an acknowledgment of Sakura’s prowess, a sign of him being amused, impressed, or proud of Sakura’s development (last he really saw of her, she was still a little girl to be protected, and here she leads the charge with an immensely powerful attack).
The important part of the reaction is not the reaction but who it is from. Go re-read the manga, I’m sure you’ll find once you do that Sasuke doesn’t acknowledge anyone like that. Either you’re his rival like Naruto, someone he loves or admires like Itachi or Kakashi, or he just doesn’t give a damn. Even in the anime where he forces Suigetsu to take down a couple armies without killing anyone he’s never outwardly impressed. He doesn’t ‘heh’ at antics around him from his teammates (he doesn’t even react unless he decides to break it up), he does not ‘heh’ at random puppies on the street.
Sure, he might ‘heh’ at things we don’t see, but you know…we have no indication of this at all. It’s just obstinate to say otherwise.
Is the little panel a sign that he’s in ~love~ and they’re getting married? NO. Is it nothing? NO. The one and only thing it establishes is that Sakura is significant enough to him to garner his attention/acknowledgement and a reaction out of him to something she does (a positive reaction, at that). Since it’s a positive reaction, we can probably assume it’s a positive sort of significant, but really it could be a neutral/negative sort of important, too. Argue about that if you want, I don’t care.
stop being gits about it. Good lord.