OH! Almost forgot to add this. Although between Sakura and Hinata I would choose Hinata, I ship Kiba x Hinata so hard, omg. Ever since she got hurt and saw the concern in his face. And he's more wary of her feelings. Naruto can be so dense that he doesn't get it most times.
I always liked Hinata. Sakura was someone I hated from the beginning. I hate those girls in mangas that can be big bitches and no one tells them. Every time sasuke was a dick, yeah, she didn't say shit, but with Naruto, she beat his ass every chance she had. And, I find shy girls to be so cute, but Hinata needs some balls and tell him! Getting almost killed by Pain to show you care for him is not that clear, girl!
I really just wish there didn't have to be such heteronormativity in manga. Dx I love Sasuke and Naruto together, and I simply cannot see them with women. Maybe that's me seeing through the lenses of my sexuality, but I really dislike both NaruSaku and NaruHina.
So agree. But, if you haven't noticed, America is becoming far more tolerable with the whole gay thing now, so I wouldn't doubt they bring some that have gay characters and air them on TV. Look at the shows the creator of Family Guy has. He puts gays quite often, which I love. That would be great. I mean, a show about a gay couple has won awards this Grammy!! It is a very good show too, ah!~
Why must he end up with anyone?!? Dlll (sorry, I'm just so disturbed by the thought that he would end up with Hinata. I absolutly hate that pairing. I am also a devoted NaruSasu-girl (yeah, I KNOW, so just don't!!start. about.that.. I know.) and that's why I'm hoping we could just skip the whole pairing-thing ;D )
There's a chance that there won't be any pairing at all, shonen authors are often not interested in such things. Either Naruto or Bleach creator (don't remember who) once said in an interview that he doesn't think about it at all, cause he's not interested in romance ^^
I bet on NaruSaku. I think Naruto never had an eye on Hinata. And he's still in love with Sakura. Indeed, if Sasuke comes back in the end, i don't know what would happen, but he doesn't seem like he's coming back so....
Well ever since Itachi and Orochimaru died Sasuke had no real reason to stay away from the Leaf village, so I always thought Kishimoto would write it so Naruto kills Sasuke in the end. Since it is a high possibility that Sasuke will die Sakura would either choose Naruto or stay single. Of course even if Sasuke stays alive I doubt Sakura would be with him after all he's done, I mean she always loved the kind Sasuke which rarely showed but it's clear that that boy no longer exists.
This whole thing depends on what Sakura does, actually. What she does effects all potential relationships. This love square is an intentional plot device meant to frustrate the viewers and make it impossible for anything to happen, until an appropriate time (ie- the ending) for it to be resolved. This is typical where romance is concerned, as it gives you time to pick favorites and for the suspense to be built up.
For Naruto and Sakura to be together requires any/all of the following:
- Sakura pulls a (predictable) plot twist and chooses Naruto - Sasuke dies - Sasuke chooses Karin or someone else - Sasuke remains single
For Naruto and Hinata to be together requires any/all of the following:
- Sakura chooses Sasuke - Sakura doesn't choose Sasuke or Naruto, devotes herself to her work, becomes the next Tsunade, and lives a happy life as a single woman or finds someone else - Sasuke dies when Sakura would have chosen him, and depressed, she stays single and Naruto, feeling guilty, is unable to comfort her, leaving him open for Hinata at a later time - Sakura dies, Naruto mourns, and Hinata comforts him, and their relationship starts this way - Sasuke dies, Naruto mourns, Sakura mourns, Sakura devotes herself to work and finds healing that way, Naruto finds healing with a comforting Hinata
To me, there is more effecting how Hinata can be with Naruto than there is effecting how Sakura can be with Naruto, so more would potentially have to happen for Hinata to have a chance, whereas Sakura simply has to say yes or no. Hinata has always been fighting an uphill battle in this way because she's not being assertive and neither is Naruto.
This all rests on what Sakura does. You might want to say no, that it depends on what happens with Sasuke, but that is only under the assumption that Sakura still loves him and isn't just looking for an opportunity to set this love square right.
I can also see any of the following happening:
- Hinata would want Naruto's happiness more than anything, even at her expense, and gives up on him, and maybe even gives Sakura her best wishes and blessing in pursuing Naruto. Hinata is pretty selfless in this way, so its a possibility. If this does occur, it would allow Hinata to end up with any of the various other pairings people have her in.
- Sakura admires Hinata's honesty with her feelings, feels bested, bows out, and tells Naruto that Hinata is the one he should be with. This works too, because it frees up Sakura for Sasuke if he's still alive and chooses her, or do to what she wants. It allows Sakura to be single without it effecting Naruto in a negative way.
I'm pretty sure Kishimoto has been HEAVILY hinting that Naruto and Hinata are going to be together in the end, considering how much she supports him. I used to think Naruto would end up with Sakura, but I'm starting to believe that Sasuke is gonig to live through the endgame and be with Sakura. I have no direct evidence to support this, obviously, but I've just got a feeling that it's going to be a "good end".
At least I would hope that Naruto can succeed. Considering all he's done for the village and his friends, to fail to bring Sasuke back (one way or the other) would just be too cruel.
I find his father and him quite similar, actually. However, I wasn't basing it off his father -- let me change my argument ever so slightly: psychologically (Freud based) men choose women who remind them of their mothers. Now, of course, this doesn't mean everyone. But considering how stereotypical the manga has been thus far -- either everyone is staying single or likely Naruto will end up with Sakura.
Even if we invalidate this argument, I still wouldn't want him with Hinata. I adore Hinata, but I don't think she's right for him. At all.
Kishimoto has stated that his favourite pairing is SasuNaru, but I think that it is unlikely for that to become canon in such a popular shonen manga, so I think that NaruHina is quite likely. I think SaiSaku might happen as well, but I'm not really sure about that one.
Despite my (terribly embarrassing) username, I don't follow Naruto anymore but I still kinda of hope Naruto x Hinata will go canon. However, when I last checked out the manga- which was a long time ago- it seemed like Naruto x Sakura was going to be a thing. :/
I don't think NaruHina will happen at all. I think NaruSaku is still the most logical endgame pairing. I only remember two "NaruHina" moments in Shippuuden, Hinata's confession and the hand holding. NaruSaku has had so many more, NH fans could argue that hand holding is a big moment that surpasses all other NS moments, no it doesn't. It was just basically to give chakra, and NaruSaku has had TWO hug moments. Besides, Naruto still hasn't moved on for Sakura and has never seen Hinata in a romantic way. And Sakura is much closer from moving on from Sasuke to Naruto than Naruto is from moving from Sakura to Hinata. Not to mention all the parallels NS has. I also think Kushina plays a big part in this when she said for Naruto to pick a girl like her (Sakura is pretty much like Kushina) and not the weird girl ( Naruto stated he thinks Hinata is weird in the beginning of Part I). And for those who say Hinata has spotlight I'll say this: most rookies are having spotlight at the war, one could even argue that Shikamaru and Ino had more spotlight than Hinata in the series overally. I think it would be too stupid to throw all that development to trash just because NH has more fans. Sorry for writing so much lol but I get too excited when I'm defending my OTP <3
KakaxSaku FTW! I love me my crack ships... but I'm leaning more towards NaruSaku in the end... I don't ship it, but I think that's how it's going to work out... I don't mind the NaruSaku or NaruHina ships, but I'm not really actively shipping them (KakaSaku OTP!)