I will never give up... I will never go back on my word. I'm going to take you back!
Can someone who can't even save one of his friends become Hokage? What do you think, Sasuke?
"I wanted to express the concept of the main storyline, where Naruto and Sasuke come into conflict, in a single image. Since they know each other so well, they aren't showing hostility even as they cross blades. They look rather calm. I thought that if I gave them obviously antagonistic expressions, it would come off as too deliberate. By hiding their feelings, I hoped the calm atmosphere would seem chilling."