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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    I can't comment on To-LOVE-Ru, because I've never actually read it, so I'm not going to comment (other than to give a generic what's true in one story need not be true for another story). Yes, it is...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    But only if Sakura and Sasuke survive to the end, and I'd say that if Naruto dies, there's a decent chance that either Sakura or Sasuke joins him fairly soon after (actually, if Kishimoto decides to...
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    [Discussion] Re: Naruto, Sasuke, Madara and the Kyuubi

    Though I think it is worth mentioning that the tailed beasts seems to be one of those things that Kishimoto probably didn't put all that much thought into. Really, of the 9 Jinchuuriki and Tailed...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    There are quite a few more ifs which need to be addressed:

    If Sakura doesn't actually have feelings for Naruto, if Sakura doesn't wind up with Naruto, if Sasuke even returns to the village...
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: Hinata or Sakura, who desevers naruto's love and why?

    Uh... that flashback actually seems to confirm that Naruto does have feelings for Sakura and the only thing stopping him from trying to pursue it is his guilt, but nice try.



    And why don't you...
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: Hinata or Sakura, who desevers naruto's love and why?

    You must be reading "NaruHina: The Story of the Stalker-Girl's One-Sided Infatuation That, For Some Reason, Results in Her Getting With the Main Character".



    Ergo... Yamato was lying or...
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: Naruto's Lover: Who should it be and why?

    He didn't know for fact that Hinata was dead, which is probably part of the reason he asked (as far as Naruto could tell, Hinata was the most likely to be dead and why he brought her up specially). I...
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: Naruto's Lover: Who should it be and why?

    Really, if you needed someone with a Byakugan for scouting, you'd be better off dragging Neji along, he'd do much better in combat (which would be almost certain), of course that's pretty far off...
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: Naruto's Lover: Who should it be and why?

    I can kinda see where you might think that Sakura had a thing for Lee (though I would strongly disagree that she did) but Sai? That's going just a bit far.

    And why should Sakura believe that...
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: Naruto's Lover: Who should it be and why?

    But that's probably only true if Sakura doesn't love Naruto. Short of either Sakura or Naruto dying, it's really hard to see a scenario where they both love each other yet them not winding up with...
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: Hinata or Sakura, who desevers naruto's love and why?

    What story are you reading? You think that it's all of a sudden? What about this? And it's not like there hasn't been plenty of other evidence that Sakura could have feelings for Naruto either.
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: Naruto's Lover: Who should it be and why?

    I think it's worth pointing out that at this point, the ball is clearly in Sakura's court, and short of Sakura or Naruto dying, I have a lot of trouble imagining a scenario where Sakura decides that...
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: Naruto's Lover: Who should it be and why?

    To get the ball rolling, I'm REALLY looking forward to the conversation Naruto and Sakura are going to have in the next couple chapters. I believe I've said this before, but I'd like to make the...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    You know, you also keep saying that Sakura would only wind up with Naruto because of feelings of pity, but it's Sakura, not Hinata, who really knows Naruto. Like any good character development,...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    Wow, so the only possible scenario in which you'd find it acceptable is if the person loves one person and only one person and can only wind up with that one person, because apparantly in Jodi-land...
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    Poll: Re: Should Sasuke die?

    Have you ever heard of a concept called "conspiracy"? If you take steps towards a crime (such as a coup d'etat), then you are guilty of a crime.

    And whether or not the Leaf should've talked with...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    Jodi, the "pure love" crap that you keep bringing up is ridiculous, especially considering the fact that Hinata's love is based largely on the fact that Naruto is something that she is not, someone...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    She didn't turn on a dime, that's the point a lot of Naru-Saku fans have been making. Sakura, to my mind, has been slowly but surely developing feelings for Naruto; that's not only not "turning on a...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    On number three, no it really doesn't, considering that Naruto doesn't see Sakura in that context (unless you'd like to come up with some way to explain away what Sai said about Naruto, after all I'm...
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    Poll: Re: Should Sasuke die?

    Well, to my credit, I did answer why (granting it was in two subsequent posts responding to another one but that's hardly the point :blink)



    Hence why Kakashi put a Genjutsu on the ones who...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    You were making such an apples-to-oranges comparison that it made no sense in any context (analogy or otherwise), don't be so shocked that people find it to be unconvincing.

    And since Sakura seems...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    Do you even know what adultery is? Adultery only happens when you are married and sleep with someone who is not your husband/wife, meaning that, once again, you are making absolutely no sense. Why...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    Dude, what are you talking about?
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    Poll: Re: Should Sasuke die?

    The discrimination was bad, but it doesn't change the fact that the Uchiha clan was plotting a coup. The discrimination actually began after the 9-tails attacked the village, they were monitoring a...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    Wow, so nothing that Sakura does can possibly suggest that she has feelings for Naruto, never mind that in the panel which immediately followed showed Sakura lamenting that she had caused Naruto a...
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    Poll: Re: Should Sasuke die?

    First of all, the Uchiha clan was plotting a coup d'etat, so while Sasuke might be justified in his anger towards the village, the village elders had plenty of justification for doing what they did....
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    Poll: Re: Should Sasuke die?

    In a word, yes, any other questions? :D
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    Eh, I'd agree with what you're all saying if it weren't for the fact that Ino is completely underdeveloped as a character (really only a small step ahead of Ten-Ten and Shino in this regard) and that...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    I'm still hoping (and am cautiously optimistic) that they kill off Sasuke. Of course, that's kinda off topic so let me say something on topic :P

    I've noticed that a lot of people are surprised...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    How exactly did I not argue with what you wrote, here let me re-quote it for you:



    You're saying that the most significant support for Naru-Saku has been an "afterthought" (something which I...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    The fabled Chunin Exam encounter between Naruto and Hinata was the only point in the story where we've seen any sign of anything happening between Naruto and Hinata and even then we saw no real sign...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    But I don't think that relieving him of the promise (as it were) really helps Naruto's feelings on the matter, and it doesn't change the fact (to Naruto at least) that he couldn't keep his promise...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    Sasuke has teamed up with Akatsuki (as far as Naruto is concerned) whose mission (right now) is to hunt down Naruto and kill him plus he was instrumental in (as far as he knows) the kidnapping and...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    Not really, after all Naruto's little penchant for wanting to understand and change people seems to extend to people who have already committed pretty unforgivable actions (see the figure-head leader...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    Where to begin?

    1. Sai did not say that Sakura was the source of most of Naruto's anguish, nor did appear to imply it either. What he seems to be saying is that the promise Naruto made to Sakura...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    You want to talk subjective, what about that "Sakura treats Naruto like a child" thing? Her behavior towards Naruto isn't all that different from other Shounen couples (see Keiko/Yusuke,...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    Her behavior in Part II is my evidence, generally it's been Naruto who's been the more gung-ho one about finding Sasuke, to the extent that at times it appears that Sakura wants to bring Sasuke back...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    I've got a few things to say:

    1. You say that the "disfavored" view is that Sakura will love Naruto and that there is a "mountain of evidence" suggesting otherwise, but there is plenty of evidence...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    I don't count the anime, though I'd note that the anime generally attempts to stay pretty close to the manga as far as far as the general development of plot and character development goes. I'm not...
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    [Review] Re: Naruto Chapter 454 Review!-Ren Boy-

    I like your review and I completely agree with your rating (every last chapter having something to do with Sasuke is also getting grating to me). There are two things I would respectfully disagree...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    It's interesting that you bring up Naruto and Sakura, especially when that relationship (whatever it might turn out to be) has been developed throughout the series(particularly Sakura's perceptions...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    If we see her again, and that doesn't appear to be in the works.
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    And that one won't go anywhere either, so...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    Sounds lke 90% of Shonen romances ;)
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    As I've said before, Sakura has cried over Naruto on more than one occasion, and it's not clear what Sakura is actually crying about (is she crying about the Cloud Ninja wanting to kill Sasuke, is...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    Right, which would also mean that you acknowledge that there is no reason that Sasuke has any romantic feelings for Sakura, which leads me to the following question (and one you didn't answer when I...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    I don't see why those don't count but the two you've shown would show Sasuke having feelings for Sakura.
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    Oh really, and that's based on what, exactly? In either Part I or Part II I've never really seen any real reason to believe that Sasuke has any real feelings for Sakura, while I've seen several signs...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    There's more evidence that Sakura loves Naruto than there is for almost any other pairing in the series (and there is certainly more evidence for it than for the opposing pairing, particularly on the...
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    Re: Romance (and society) in Naruto

    Let me correct you:

    Kakashi will end up alone as will Shizune
    Naruto and Sakura (Naruto loves Sakura and there is mounting evidence that Sakura loves Naruto)
    Shikamaru and Temari (I agree there)...
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