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I'm thinking that he may have fallen for her back in the day when she was the odd woman out because of her forehead....You know, back before Ino taught her to be confident in herself and she got teased all the time. Being excluded would make her like Naruto, and he's got a thing for people who were cast aside like he was...... That's all I can come up with.
From that flashback it also looked like all the boys in Konoha just assumed that all the girls would just be chasing after Sasuke. So they just gave up on chasing anybody. Lee and Naruto, I think, are the only exceptions. But why Lee also picked Sakura with the likes of Ino traipsing around, I don't get that at all. LOL....maybe it's like he sees her as the weakest antelope in the herd, beauty wise, and she's the only one he feels he stands a chance with.
I don't think Kishi is gonna explain any of it though.
Maybe, no joke here, that Naruto is the mum-type person.
It sounds weird but many men end up with girls resembling their mothers in some way. Even though Naruto didnt know his mum then, it might happen somewhere in the brain.
The other ideas a great as well.
I wouldnt mind Ino and Naruto , even though there is no idication to that.
Hey, I support Naruto x Karin because of their personalities. Karin is feisty like Naruto, she'd be a humorous pair with him. Other than the calm, collected thing most of the time in the heat, she's a lot like Kushina.
If you think about it, that could also be proof that she's an Uzumaki.
My thoughts on the possible ChouIno pairing: I kinda hope Ino will say something like, "your "big" side is definitely something I don't like very much, but the cool, confident side of you.... is something I like" It makes sense with Asuma talking about Chouji's confidence in this chapter.
Last edited by Newkerzy; April 08, 2011 at 08:56 AM.
I wonder if Karin is still in Konoha? I don't think she is an Uzumaki. But she is like Kushina both in personality and looks. And Naruto did find his mom to be a babe.
Did anyone think the Sakura confession was handled better in the anime? I had a different feeling about it watching the anime.
Choji will get married, but it can be to anyone. Maybe even a new character. Or perhaps even Shiho if Shikamaru lets her down gently.
I do have total confidence that we will see Kishi showing Ino-Shika-Chou working on a 17th generation given how important he showed their clan bonds.
Last edited by Jessie; April 09, 2011 at 02:43 PM.
Idk why but i remember a post I made a while ago back and i was always curious what people think and if this will ever be brought up again or remain a mistery.
So one thing that has kind of interested me from the beginning is the scene were Naruto transforms into Sasuke:
Sakura doesn't know that its Naruto and not Sasuke who compliments here and talks about her forehead. I always wondered if it was possible that in some way this action influenced how she felt about Sasuke. It is obvious that she liked Sasuke before this point but I just always wondered if it made her think Sasuke was interested in her. I mean its pretty apparent she would still have liked him regardless of if this happened but I always wonder if this would ever come up again in her relation to her possible feelings for naruto.
I dont think it will cause Kishi has probably forgot about this but I always wondered what would happen if she found out it was naruto who said that to her.
I don't think that scene had any influence on the relationships since it was intended as comedy.
To me, the most damning thing about Naruto x Sakura is that Sakura knows how Naruto feels about her, but doesn't want to change their relationship.
It's the same situation with Naruto and Hinata, The most damning thing about about Naruto x Hinata is that Naruto knows how Hinata feels about him, but hasn't done anything about it. We might give Naruto a pass here since he had bigger things on his mind since the Pain fight.
But still, one sided relationships don't a have a good track record in this manga.
Sakura loves Sasuke. Sasuke never returns her affections.
Ino liked Sasuke. Sasuke barely knew she existed.
Karin loved Sasuke. Sasuke tried to kill her.
Rock Lee loves Sakura. Sakura does not love Rock Lee.
Shiho likes Shikamaru. He is not interested in her.
Jiraiya loved Tsunade. Tsunade loved Dan and never could admit loving Jiraiya until it was too late.
Romance in Naruto, like everywhere else, needs the two parties to be mutually interested. You are better off with two people who sort of like each other and just need a push than with a one-sided love. Think Minato x Kushina or Asuma x Kurenai. Shikamaru x Temari is like this if Kishi ever bothers to move on it.
I guess a Naruto x Hinata fan could argue that once Naruto is finished with saving the world, he'll tell us his feelings about what Hinata said. Then it could happen. But until someone makes a move, everything will continue to be in limbo.
At 13 you're don't really sure about who you love, and about what love is.
She thought Sasuke was the one, but maybe she was wrong.
Very soon in the manga, she does blush for Naruto.
And Naruto happened to be exactly what she wanted many times.
I don't get it : where do you saw Kishi told it was fake ? On the contrary, i saw an interview were he told she was honest and determined.
Naruto still entertain a bond for Sasuke too, and he's gone pretty far.
Sakura haven't done nothing wrong consciously to Naruto, and i think she already bash herself very much for all that.
When Sai told her that Naruto loves her sincerely, she was shocked.
She has never realised how much Naruto loved her.
I think she never realised that was Naruto back then, on the bench.
And I think if she knew it, that could change some things.
She's clever, but when it comes to feelings, she's dense. Just like Naruto.
Last edited by Muka; April 20, 2011 at 02:48 AM.
About your frustrations on NxS, are you sure you didn't mean Naruto? it was Naruto who pretty much wants to keep the status quo between them. But after the Team 7 reunion, it seems to me that he may be a bit more active in pursuing Sakura as we can see by Kakashi saying how it seems a lot of burden has been lifted off of him. If anything, his active pursuing might be slightly subtle but it's still there.
It's Sakura and her feelings for Sasuke that is preventing any potential relationship with Naruto. And Naruto has accepted this.
Last edited by Jessie; April 20, 2011 at 03:04 AM.
I think she never took his feelings for her seriously.
Naruto was playing the fool, he never talked to her seriously about it.
When Sasuke himself told her seriously that Naruto risked his life to save her, she blushed hard and had a fond smile at Naruto.
If Naruto would have told her that, there is no way he would have talked to her with serious like Sasuke did, and she would surely didn't believed the event. Even when Sasuke told her what happened, it was hard for her to believe it, actually. Because Naruto for her is only a fool.
She never saw him seriously (i mean "manly"), so i think that's why she never realised that he could be her soulmate.
Last edited by Muka; April 20, 2011 at 03:21 AM.
On your second paragraph, yup that's about it.
I think it's about what she felt for him that she couldn't kill him.
It's not about only the bench scene.
It's about someone she loved, it's hard to kill in those conditions