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So while I was happy that this movie was about Naruto and Hinata finally Hell even at the very end when they were holding hands, within a short time he . Sasuke: This relationship is a little more complex, but you get the idea. . thinks about Sakura. Last edited by Surge; Feb 27, @ am. #8. HOWEVER the movie is supposed to come between chapter and We already know that Naruto and Hinata end up together and have. In The Last: Naruto the Movie, fans got to see just how Naruto and . 8 They Weren't Originally Going To Be Together as the relationship between Naruto and Hinata came to the forefront of the anime and movies. He revealed that he made the decision to have Naruto and Hinata find their happy ending.
I'll break my thoughts into sections so that it makes more sense and also talk about other things I've heard people say were problematic about the movie Pre-Movie I'll preface this by saying I agree that it was sort of haphazard for them to not have Naruto consider Hinata's confession afterwards at all.
Given this it's understandable that he may have put it on the back-burner, but like you said that doesn't explain the two years between the end of Shippuuden and the movie. All I can think for justification is perhaps Naruto forgot? After the last larger moment between them in the manga he had to deal with his dead father coming back, all these OP enemies and saving his friend at the expense of his arm being blown off.
Naruto's fairly forgetful so maybe it's not out of the question, but in general I agree that they should've done something to explain why it didn't come up in the two years since the war. They could've said he was out helping other villages and forming bonds and just recently came back to the village?
Beginning of Movie Big thing that was a gripe for people here was Hinata's supposed "character regression" because she was all shy and timid again. This thought didn't make too much sense to me because her entire intention during this piece of the movie was to confess - something that would obviously make her shy and timid considering her character.
When you flash forward to while their on their mission and the focus isn't on the confession, she seems to be perfectly fine talking to him and retained the progression she gained during the war.
Genjutsu Scene This is where a lot of people have gripes because suddenly Naruto gets all these feelings for Hinata, but I think it's a bit more broken apart then that. I think this is simply when he realizes that Hinata has cared for him since long before everyone else acknowledged him and has always been supporting him something he has always cherished.
Knowing that someone had loved him regardless of his current standing or whether he was a failure or a hero was probably what made him so protective afterwards, but I don't think he was in love at this point; he probably didn't even know what he was. Naruto's Confession Scene Between the Genjutsu scene and this you had a couple of things that happened.
First, Naruto and Hinata spent a day together talking and laughing and all that stuff, which may or may not have helped Naruto figure out how he felt. The next big thing was when Hinata became very distant after seeing Hamura and learning about everything in that crypt. He refuses to let her come anywhere with him for a very long time. Even if these decisions are meant to protect her, Sasuke stifles his wife's individuality by making them. This behavior hardly makes sense in a marriage.
First, she questions if Sasuke is her father because of his absence. Later, she questions if Sakura is her mother because of the lack of affection between her and her father. Eventually, she's convinced of her parentage, but it's still a startling issue. Even in unique couplings, children don't often question their parents so whole-heartedly.
It becomes a serious point of contention for Sarada. They try so little in their relationship that their own daughter is unsure about it.
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The most important rivals were Ino and Karin. Despite their devotion, Sasuke gave all three women the same treatment: He's known to insult them, ignore them, and rebuff their advances. This becomes more extreme, though, when noted that Sasuke has violently attacked both Karin and Sakura. Yet both women still loved him. Their level of devotion is absurd, particularly when it isn't just one women so attached to him.
It's insane that they still adore him despite such terrible treatment. Unfortunately for her, he's away far more often than he's not. This becomes even more heartbreaking when she reveals that she hangs up pictures of him not just because of her love.
It's so she doesn't forget what he looks like.
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While depressing, it becomes a new level of sadness when realizing that she spent years obsessing about his looks. His appearance was a huge part of why she first became interested in him. For her not to remember that only clues fans in on how ridiculously long Sasuke stays away from home. This comes to the extreme that when running into his year-old daughter, he doesn't recognize her.
Sakura tries to spend time sharing information about her father without revealing the grueling, traumatic parts of his past to the young Sarada. Sasuke simply says nothing to her about it. Also, the few times Sasuke does train Sarada, Sakura has no clue and just gets surprised by her daughter's new abilities in action.
While 12 years apart takes a toll, Sakura and Sasuke should be nowhere near this disjointed as parents. They could at least trade pictures and give each other updates. After all, it was something dear to him from before he lost his family. However, his use of the gesture with his own family is overstated.
The head-poke has become his only go-to sign of affection. While well-meant and meaningful, it hardly makes up for his negligence and resistance towards being a present husband and parent. It's framed as such a monumental, sweet thing for him to do, but it is just a small way to say he cares.
A cute head-poke doesn't replace the years he chose to not be with his family. Once, when he first tries to leave and join Orochimaru. The second is during the Fourth Shinobi War, to encourage him to stay. Her confessions are always said in desperation, trying to protect him or get him to stay. Sakura pours out her heart to him. Sasuke, however, often reacts to them coolly or with malice. The first one he reacted by calling her annoying. The second time, he calls her annoying again and then literally crushes her heart with his hand.
Later, the show tries to tell fans that Sasuke does love her, but after these terrible displays, it's hard to believe.
This behavior makes sense with his personality, but hardly hers. Nontraditional methods of affections make sense for them, but there is a level of nontraditional that nears on platonic.
To be believable, the couple needs a few more ways of sharing their love and feelings, even if they are unique. Otherwise, they seem instead like friends with marriage and a kid. Sasuke remains with Orochimaru, but Sakura and Naruto reunite after two years apart. The two rekindle their friendship and recreate Team 7 with Sai.
Without Sasuke, Sakura spends most of her time with Naruto. She uses him to fill the void in her life, to the point she goes on dates with him. She knows his feelings for her, and knows she doesn't reciprocate them, but does it anyway.
With Sakura's devotion to loving Sasuke and Naruto's friendship, she shouldn't have done such a mixed singalled, cruel thing to her best friend. While he's protecting their village, he is neglecting his wife and daughter. The least he could do is write, send pictures back and forth, maybe know what his daughter looks like nowadays.