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23rd Jun '17 2:12:17 PM mouschilight
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** For many, many years, anyone familiar with the conventions of {{Shonen}} would have told you that the obvious candidate for the titular character's final love interest was Sakura Haruno, the {{Tsundere}} object of his comical [[LovingAShadow one-sided shallow crush]]. Yet throughout those years, most of the fandom rooted for Naruto to turn around and notice [[UnrequitedTragicMaiden Hinata]] [[NiceGirl Hyuga]]. Despite the relative lack of actual interaction, [[PortmanteauCoupleName NaruHina]] had been popular enough to get plenty of ShipTease in {{Filler}}, a date in a HighSchoolAU bonus feature, and a canon-defying RelationshipUpgrade in [[VideoGame/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2 a video game adaptation series]]. Only after nearly a decade of running-time did the manga start to treat it as a serious possibility (a certain WhamEpisode comes to mind), and it took about another half-decade to go from "possibly" to "huh, this might actually be happening" (another WhamEpisode comes to mind). [[spoiler: It holds; the [[DistantFinale epilogue]] reveals that Naruto and Hinata eventually got HappilyMarried and have a son and a daughter together, and ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', which is set two years after the end of Naruto and Sasuke's final fight, is the {{canon}}ical tale of how they fell in love]]. [[WordOfGod Kishimoto has stated in several post-series interviews]] that [[IntendedAudienceReaction all of this transpired according to his design]], that [[spoiler:Naruto/Hinata]] '''had''' been planned since the early stages of the manga, and that Sakura's apparent position as the "obvious candidate" was a deliberate RedHerring meant to [[TrollingCreator mess with the shippers]], because Sakura was ''never'' intended to be Naruto's main love interest to begin with, while [[spoiler:Hinata]] ''always'' was. Then, in [[http://otakukart.com/animeblog/2017/01/31/jump-festa-2017-interview-masashi-kishimoto-future-boruto-naruto-next-generations/ this interview]], Kishimoto admitted that [[OldShame he regrets]] adding "the messy LoveTriangle" between Hinata/Naruto/Sakura because there was ''nothing'' set in his mind '''at all''' about Naruto and Sakura being a couple, and he later reiterated that he '''never''' thought about making them a couple, because they were going to be [[LikeBrotherAndSister just friends]] and [[TrueCompanions teammates]]; conversely, "it was all about [[spoiler:[[OfficialCouple Naruto and Hinata]]]] getting married from an early stage." Finally, judging by fanfiction.net as of May 2017, [=NaruHina=] has roughly 25,700 stories, while [[ShipSinking NaruSaku]] has roughly 17,100.

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** For many, many years, anyone familiar with the conventions of {{Shonen}} would have told you that the obvious candidate for the titular character's final love interest was Sakura Haruno, the {{Tsundere}} object of his comical [[LovingAShadow one-sided shallow crush]]. Yet throughout those years, most of the fandom rooted for Naruto to turn around and notice [[UnrequitedTragicMaiden Hinata]] [[NiceGirl Hyuga]]. Despite the relative lack of actual interaction, [[PortmanteauCoupleName NaruHina]] had been popular enough to get plenty of ShipTease in {{Filler}}, a date in a HighSchoolAU bonus feature, and a canon-defying RelationshipUpgrade in [[VideoGame/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2 a video game adaptation series]]. Only after nearly a decade of running-time did the manga start to treat it as a serious possibility (a certain WhamEpisode comes to mind), and it took about another half-decade to go from "possibly" to "huh, this might actually be happening" (another WhamEpisode comes to mind). [[spoiler: It holds; the [[DistantFinale epilogue]] reveals that Naruto and Hinata eventually got HappilyMarried and have a son and a daughter together, and ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', which is set two years after the end of Naruto and Sasuke's final fight, is the {{canon}}ical tale of how they fell in love]]. [[WordOfGod Kishimoto has stated in several post-series interviews]] that [[IntendedAudienceReaction all of this transpired according to his design]], that [[spoiler:Naruto/Hinata]] '''had''' been planned since the early stages of the manga, and that Sakura's apparent position as the "obvious candidate" was a deliberate RedHerring meant to [[TrollingCreator mess with the shippers]], because Sakura was ''never'' intended to be Naruto's main love interest to begin with, while [[spoiler:Hinata]] ''always'' was. Then, in [[http://otakukart.com/animeblog/2017/01/31/jump-festa-2017-interview-masashi-kishimoto-future-boruto-naruto-next-generations/ [[http://www.saiyanisland.com/2017/01/naruto-creator-masashi-kishimoto-2017-interview/ this interview]], Kishimoto admitted that [[OldShame he regrets]] adding "the messy LoveTriangle" between Hinata/Naruto/Sakura because there was ''nothing'' set in his mind '''at all''' about Naruto and Sakura being a couple, and he later reiterated that he '''never''' thought about making them a couple, because they were going to be [[LikeBrotherAndSister just friends]] and [[TrueCompanions teammates]]; conversely, "it was all about [[spoiler:[[OfficialCouple Naruto and Hinata]]]] getting married from an early stage." Finally, judging by fanfiction.net as of May 2017, [=NaruHina=] has roughly 25,700 stories, while [[ShipSinking NaruSaku]] has roughly 17,100.
13th Jun '17 9:07:43 PM mouschilight
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** For many, many years, anyone familiar with the conventions of {{Shonen}} would have told you that the obvious candidate for the titular character's final love interest was Sakura Haruno, the {{Tsundere}} object of his comical [[LovingAShadow one-sided shallow crush]]. Yet throughout those years, most of the fandom rooted for Naruto to turn around and notice [[UnrequitedTragicMaiden Hinata]] [[NiceGirl Hyuga]]. Despite the relative lack of actual interaction, [[PortmanteauCoupleName NaruHina]] had been popular enough to get plenty of ShipTease in {{Filler}}, a date in a HighSchoolAU bonus feature, and a canon-defying RelationshipUpgrade in [[VideoGame/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2 a video game adaptation series]]. Only after nearly a decade of running-time did the manga start to treat it as a serious possibility (a certain WhamEpisode comes to mind), and it took about another half-decade to go from "possibly" to "huh, this might actually be happening" (another WhamEpisode comes to mind). [[spoiler: It holds; the [[DistantFinale epilogue]] reveals that Naruto and Hinata eventually got HappilyMarried and have a son and a daughter together, and ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', which is set two years after the end of Naruto and Sasuke's final fight, is the {{canon}}ical tale of how they fell in love]]. [[WordOfGod Kishimoto has stated in several post-series interviews]] that [[IntendedAudienceReaction all of this transpired according to his design]], that [[spoiler:Naruto/Hinata]] '''had''' been planned since the early stages of the manga, and that Sakura's apparent position as the "obvious candidate" was a deliberate RedHerring meant to [[TrollingCreator mess with the shippers]], because Sakura was ''never'' intended to be Naruto's main love interest to begin with, while [[spoiler:Hinata]] ''always'' was. Then, in [[http://otakukart.com/animeblog/2017/01/31/jump-festa-2017-interview-masashi-kishimoto-future-boruto-naruto-next-generations/ this interview]], Kishimoto admitted that [[OldShame he regrets]] adding "the messy LoveTriangle" between Hinata/Naruto/Sakura because there was ''nothing'' set in his mind '''at all''' about Naruto and Sakura being a couple, and he later reiterated that he '''never''' thought about making them a couple; they were going to be [[LikeBrotherAndSister just friends]] and [[TrueCompanions teammates]], while, conversely, "it was all about [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata]] getting married from an early stage." Finally, judging by fanfiction.net as of May 2017, [=NaruHina=] has roughly 25,700 stories, while [[ShipSinking NaruSaku]] has roughly 17,100.

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** For many, many years, anyone familiar with the conventions of {{Shonen}} would have told you that the obvious candidate for the titular character's final love interest was Sakura Haruno, the {{Tsundere}} object of his comical [[LovingAShadow one-sided shallow crush]]. Yet throughout those years, most of the fandom rooted for Naruto to turn around and notice [[UnrequitedTragicMaiden Hinata]] [[NiceGirl Hyuga]]. Despite the relative lack of actual interaction, [[PortmanteauCoupleName NaruHina]] had been popular enough to get plenty of ShipTease in {{Filler}}, a date in a HighSchoolAU bonus feature, and a canon-defying RelationshipUpgrade in [[VideoGame/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2 a video game adaptation series]]. Only after nearly a decade of running-time did the manga start to treat it as a serious possibility (a certain WhamEpisode comes to mind), and it took about another half-decade to go from "possibly" to "huh, this might actually be happening" (another WhamEpisode comes to mind). [[spoiler: It holds; the [[DistantFinale epilogue]] reveals that Naruto and Hinata eventually got HappilyMarried and have a son and a daughter together, and ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', which is set two years after the end of Naruto and Sasuke's final fight, is the {{canon}}ical tale of how they fell in love]]. [[WordOfGod Kishimoto has stated in several post-series interviews]] that [[IntendedAudienceReaction all of this transpired according to his design]], that [[spoiler:Naruto/Hinata]] '''had''' been planned since the early stages of the manga, and that Sakura's apparent position as the "obvious candidate" was a deliberate RedHerring meant to [[TrollingCreator mess with the shippers]], because Sakura was ''never'' intended to be Naruto's main love interest to begin with, while [[spoiler:Hinata]] ''always'' was. Then, in [[http://otakukart.com/animeblog/2017/01/31/jump-festa-2017-interview-masashi-kishimoto-future-boruto-naruto-next-generations/ this interview]], Kishimoto admitted that [[OldShame he regrets]] adding "the messy LoveTriangle" between Hinata/Naruto/Sakura because there was ''nothing'' set in his mind '''at all''' about Naruto and Sakura being a couple, and he later reiterated that he '''never''' thought about making them a couple; couple, because they were going to be [[LikeBrotherAndSister just friends]] and [[TrueCompanions teammates]], while, teammates]]; conversely, "it was all about [[spoiler:Naruto [[spoiler:[[OfficialCouple Naruto and Hinata]] Hinata]]]] getting married from an early stage." Finally, judging by fanfiction.net as of May 2017, [=NaruHina=] has roughly 25,700 stories, while [[ShipSinking NaruSaku]] has roughly 17,100.
13th Jun '17 9:05:16 PM mouschilight
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** For many, many years, anyone familiar with the conventions of {{Shonen}} would have told you that the obvious candidate for the titular character's final love interest was Sakura Haruno, the {{Tsundere}} object of his comical [[LovingAShadow one-sided shallow crush]]. Yet throughout those years, most of the fandom rooted for Naruto to turn around and notice [[UnrequitedTragicMaiden Hinata]] [[NiceGirl Hyuga]]. Despite the relative lack of actual interaction, [[PortmanteauCoupleName NaruHina]] had been popular enough to get plenty of ShipTease in {{Filler}}, a date in a HighSchoolAU bonus feature, and a canon-defying RelationshipUpgrade in [[VideoGame/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2 a video game adaptation series]]. Only after nearly a decade of running-time did the manga start to treat it as a serious possibility (a certain WhamEpisode comes to mind), and it took about another half-decade to go from "possibly" to "huh, this might actually be happening" (another WhamEpisode comes to mind). [[spoiler: It holds; the [[DistantFinale epilogue]] reveals that Naruto and Hinata eventually got HappilyMarried and have a son and a daughter together, and ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', which is set two years after the end of Naruto and Sasuke's final fight, is the {{canon}}ical tale of how they fell in love]]. [[WordOfGod Kishimoto has stated in several post-series interviews]] that [[IntendedAudienceReaction all of this transpired according to his design]], that [[spoiler:Naruto/Hinata]] '''had''' been planned since the early stages of the manga, and that Sakura's apparent position as the "obvious candidate" was a deliberate RedHerring meant to [[TrollingCreator mess with the shippers]], because Sakura was ''never'' intended to be Naruto's main love interest to begin with, while [[spoiler:Hinata]] ''always'' was. Then, in [[http://otakukart.com/animeblog/2017/01/31/jump-festa-2017-interview-masashi-kishimoto-future-boruto-naruto-next-generations/ this interview]], Kishimoto admitted that [[OldShame he regrets]] adding "the messy LoveTriangle" between Hinata/Naruto/Sakura because he '''never''' thought about making Naruto and Sakura a couple; they were going to be [[LikeBrotherAndSister just friends]] and [[TrueCompanions teammates]], while, conversely, "it was all about [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata]] getting married from an early stage." Finally, judging by fanfiction.net as of May 2017, [=NaruHina=] has roughly 25,700 stories, while [[ShipSinking NaruSaku]] has roughly 17,100.

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** For many, many years, anyone familiar with the conventions of {{Shonen}} would have told you that the obvious candidate for the titular character's final love interest was Sakura Haruno, the {{Tsundere}} object of his comical [[LovingAShadow one-sided shallow crush]]. Yet throughout those years, most of the fandom rooted for Naruto to turn around and notice [[UnrequitedTragicMaiden Hinata]] [[NiceGirl Hyuga]]. Despite the relative lack of actual interaction, [[PortmanteauCoupleName NaruHina]] had been popular enough to get plenty of ShipTease in {{Filler}}, a date in a HighSchoolAU bonus feature, and a canon-defying RelationshipUpgrade in [[VideoGame/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2 a video game adaptation series]]. Only after nearly a decade of running-time did the manga start to treat it as a serious possibility (a certain WhamEpisode comes to mind), and it took about another half-decade to go from "possibly" to "huh, this might actually be happening" (another WhamEpisode comes to mind). [[spoiler: It holds; the [[DistantFinale epilogue]] reveals that Naruto and Hinata eventually got HappilyMarried and have a son and a daughter together, and ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', which is set two years after the end of Naruto and Sasuke's final fight, is the {{canon}}ical tale of how they fell in love]]. [[WordOfGod Kishimoto has stated in several post-series interviews]] that [[IntendedAudienceReaction all of this transpired according to his design]], that [[spoiler:Naruto/Hinata]] '''had''' been planned since the early stages of the manga, and that Sakura's apparent position as the "obvious candidate" was a deliberate RedHerring meant to [[TrollingCreator mess with the shippers]], because Sakura was ''never'' intended to be Naruto's main love interest to begin with, while [[spoiler:Hinata]] ''always'' was. Then, in [[http://otakukart.com/animeblog/2017/01/31/jump-festa-2017-interview-masashi-kishimoto-future-boruto-naruto-next-generations/ this interview]], Kishimoto admitted that [[OldShame he regrets]] adding "the messy LoveTriangle" between Hinata/Naruto/Sakura because there was ''nothing'' set in his mind '''at all''' about Naruto and Sakura being a couple, and he later reiterated that he '''never''' thought about making Naruto and Sakura them a couple; they were going to be [[LikeBrotherAndSister just friends]] and [[TrueCompanions teammates]], while, conversely, "it was all about [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata]] getting married from an early stage." Finally, judging by fanfiction.net as of May 2017, [=NaruHina=] has roughly 25,700 stories, while [[ShipSinking NaruSaku]] has roughly 17,100.
1st Jun '17 12:09:59 PM mouschilight
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** For many, many years, anyone familiar with the conventions of {{Shonen}} would have told you that the obvious candidate for the titular character's final love interest was Sakura Haruno, the {{Tsundere}} object of his comical [[LovingAShadow one-sided shallow crush]]. Yet throughout those years, most of the fandom rooted for Naruto to turn around and notice [[UnrequitedTragicMaiden Hinata]] [[NiceGirl Hyuga]]. Despite the relative lack of actual interaction, [[PortmanteauCoupleName NaruHina]] had been popular enough to get plenty of ShipTease in {{Filler}}, a date in a HighSchoolAU bonus feature, and a canon-defying RelationshipUpgrade in [[VideoGame/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2 a video game adaptation series]]. Only after nearly a decade of running-time did the manga start to treat it as a serious possibility (a certain WhamEpisode comes to mind), and it took about another half-decade to go from "possibly" to "huh, this might actually be happening" (another WhamEpisode comes to mind). [[spoiler: It holds; the [[DistantFinale epilogue]] reveals that Naruto and Hinata eventually got HappilyMarried and have a son and a daughter together, and ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', which is set two years after the end of Naruto and Sasuke's final fight, is the {{canon}}ical tale of how they fell in love]]. [[WordOfGod Kishimoto has stated in several post-series interviews]] that [[IntendedAudienceReaction all of this transpired according to his design]], that [[spoiler:Naruto/Hinata]] '''had''' been planned since the early stages of the manga, and that Sakura's apparent position as the "obvious candidate" was a deliberate RedHerring meant to [[TrollingCreator mess with the shippers]], because Sakura was ''never'' intended to be Naruto's main love interest to begin with, while [[spoiler:Hinata]] ''always'' was. Then, in this [[http://otakukart.com/animeblog/2017/01/31/jump-festa-2017-interview-masashi-kishimoto-future-boruto-naruto-next-generations/ recent interview]], Kishimoto admitted that [[OldShame he regrets]] adding "the messy LoveTriangle" between Hinata/Naruto/Sakura because he '''never''' thought about making Naruto and Sakura a couple; they were going to be [[LikeBrotherAndSister just friends]] and [[TrueCompanions teammates]], while, conversely, "it was all about [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata]] getting married from an early stage." Finally, judging by fanfiction.net as of May 2017, [=NaruHina=] has roughly 25,700 stories, while [[ShipSinking NaruSaku]] has roughly 17,100.

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** For many, many years, anyone familiar with the conventions of {{Shonen}} would have told you that the obvious candidate for the titular character's final love interest was Sakura Haruno, the {{Tsundere}} object of his comical [[LovingAShadow one-sided shallow crush]]. Yet throughout those years, most of the fandom rooted for Naruto to turn around and notice [[UnrequitedTragicMaiden Hinata]] [[NiceGirl Hyuga]]. Despite the relative lack of actual interaction, [[PortmanteauCoupleName NaruHina]] had been popular enough to get plenty of ShipTease in {{Filler}}, a date in a HighSchoolAU bonus feature, and a canon-defying RelationshipUpgrade in [[VideoGame/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2 a video game adaptation series]]. Only after nearly a decade of running-time did the manga start to treat it as a serious possibility (a certain WhamEpisode comes to mind), and it took about another half-decade to go from "possibly" to "huh, this might actually be happening" (another WhamEpisode comes to mind). [[spoiler: It holds; the [[DistantFinale epilogue]] reveals that Naruto and Hinata eventually got HappilyMarried and have a son and a daughter together, and ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', which is set two years after the end of Naruto and Sasuke's final fight, is the {{canon}}ical tale of how they fell in love]]. [[WordOfGod Kishimoto has stated in several post-series interviews]] that [[IntendedAudienceReaction all of this transpired according to his design]], that [[spoiler:Naruto/Hinata]] '''had''' been planned since the early stages of the manga, and that Sakura's apparent position as the "obvious candidate" was a deliberate RedHerring meant to [[TrollingCreator mess with the shippers]], because Sakura was ''never'' intended to be Naruto's main love interest to begin with, while [[spoiler:Hinata]] ''always'' was. Then, in this [[http://otakukart.com/animeblog/2017/01/31/jump-festa-2017-interview-masashi-kishimoto-future-boruto-naruto-next-generations/ recent this interview]], Kishimoto admitted that [[OldShame he regrets]] adding "the messy LoveTriangle" between Hinata/Naruto/Sakura because he '''never''' thought about making Naruto and Sakura a couple; they were going to be [[LikeBrotherAndSister just friends]] and [[TrueCompanions teammates]], while, conversely, "it was all about [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata]] getting married from an early stage." Finally, judging by fanfiction.net as of May 2017, [=NaruHina=] has roughly 25,700 stories, while [[ShipSinking NaruSaku]] has roughly 17,100.



** Tsunade and Jiraiya [[spoiler:before the latter died]]. The latter's love for the former is canonical but unrequited, both before she met Dan, her canonical boyfriend, and after Dan died.

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** Tsunade and Jiraiya [[spoiler:before before the latter died]]. died. The latter's love for the former is canonical but unrequited, {{unrequited|LoveLastsForever}}, both before she met Dan, her canonical boyfriend, and after Dan died.



** It's implied that the ClassRepresentative Sumi from ''Manga/{{Boruto}}'' might like Inojin. Despite this, the fandom instead began shipping her with Boruto due to LikeParentLikeSpouse.

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** It's implied that in the ClassRepresentative Sumi from ''Manga/{{Boruto}}'' anime that ClassRepresentative Sumi might like Inojin. Despite this, the fandom instead began shipping her with Boruto due to LikeParentLikeSpouse.
29th May '17 10:36:38 PM Drope
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** On the HoYay side, the most popular pairing would be Midoriya/Todoroki, after the Sports Festival Arc due to [[spoiler: Midoriya becoming a WarriorTherapist to help Todoroki deal with his DarkAndTroubledPast.]] After that, Todoroki's life does a 180º change, becoming able to [[spoiler: visit his mom in the hospital and working with his father(not forgiving him yet)]], after that and during the Stain Arc, it's show that they become friends and both hold each other in high regards. Bakugou/Kirishima is also extremely dominant, due to the latter being the closest thing the former has for a friend.

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** On the HoYay side, the most popular pairing would be Midoriya/Todoroki, after the Sports Festival Arc due to [[spoiler: Midoriya becoming a WarriorTherapist to help Todoroki deal with his DarkAndTroubledPast.]] After that, Todoroki's life does a 180º change, becoming able to [[spoiler: visit his mom in the hospital and working with his father(not forgiving him yet)]], after that and during the Stain Arc, it's show that they become friends and both hold each other in high regards. Bakugou/Kirishima is also extremely dominant, due to the latter being the closest thing the former has for a friend.only relationship involving Bakugou that can be considered friendly.
29th May '17 10:34:19 PM Drope
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** On the HoYay side, the most popular pairing would be Midoriya/Todoroki, after the Sports Festival Arc due to [[spoiler: Midoriya becoming a WarriorTherapist to help Todoroki deal with his DarkAndTroubledPast.]] After that, Todoroki's life does a 180º change, becoming able to [[spoiler: visit his mom in the hospital and working with his father(not forgiving him yet)]], after that and during the Stain Arc, it's show that they become friends and both hold each other in high regards.

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** On the HoYay side, the most popular pairing would be Midoriya/Todoroki, after the Sports Festival Arc due to [[spoiler: Midoriya becoming a WarriorTherapist to help Todoroki deal with his DarkAndTroubledPast.]] After that, Todoroki's life does a 180º change, becoming able to [[spoiler: visit his mom in the hospital and working with his father(not forgiving him yet)]], after that and during the Stain Arc, it's show that they become friends and both hold each other in high regards. Bakugou/Kirishima is also extremely dominant, due to the latter being the closest thing the former has for a friend.
24th May '17 9:35:17 PM mouschilight
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** For many, many years, anyone familiar with the conventions of {{Shonen}} would have told you that the obvious candidate for the titular character's final love interest was Sakura Haruno, the {{Tsundere}} object of his comical [[LovingAShadow one-sided shallow crush]]. Yet throughout those years, most of the fandom rooted for Naruto to turn around and notice [[UnrequitedTragicMaiden Hinata]] [[NiceGirl Hyuga]]. Despite the relative lack of actual interaction, [[PortmanteauCoupleName NaruHina]] had been popular enough to get plenty of ShipTease in {{Filler}}, a date in a HighSchoolAU bonus feature, and a canon-defying RelationshipUpgrade in [[VideoGame/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2 a video game adaptation series]]. Only after nearly a decade of running-time did the manga start to treat it as a serious possibility (a certain WhamEpisode comes to mind), and it took about another half-decade to go from "possibly" to "huh, this might actually be happening" (another WhamEpisode comes to mind). [[spoiler: It holds; the [[DistantFinale epilogue]] reveals that Naruto and Hinata eventually got HappilyMarried and have a son and a daughter together, and ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', which is set two years after the end of Naruto and Sasuke's final fight, is the {{canon}}ical tale of how they fell in love]]. [[WordOfGod Kishimoto has stated in several post-series interviews]] that [[IntendedAudienceReaction all of this transpired according to his design]], that [[spoiler:Naruto/Hinata]] '''had''' been planned since the early stages of the manga, and that Sakura's apparent position as the "obvious candidate" was a deliberate RedHerring meant to [[TrollingCreator mess with the shippers]], because Sakura was ''never'' intended to be Naruto's main love interest to begin with, while [[spoiler:Hinata]] ''always'' was. Then, in this [[http://otakukart.com/animeblog/2017/01/31/jump-festa-2017-interview-masashi-kishimoto-future-boruto-naruto-next-generations/ recent interview]], Kishimoto admitted that [[OldShame he regrets]] adding "the messy LoveTriangle" between Hinata/Naruto/Sakura because he '''never''' thought about making Naruto and Sakura a couple; they were going to be [[LikeBrotherAndSister just friends]] and [[TrueCompanions teammates]], while, conversely, "it was all about [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata]] getting married from an early stage." Finally, judging by fanfiction.net as of May 2017, [=NaruHina=] has roughly 15,600 stories, while [[ShipSinking NaruSaku]] has roughly 11,200.

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** For many, many years, anyone familiar with the conventions of {{Shonen}} would have told you that the obvious candidate for the titular character's final love interest was Sakura Haruno, the {{Tsundere}} object of his comical [[LovingAShadow one-sided shallow crush]]. Yet throughout those years, most of the fandom rooted for Naruto to turn around and notice [[UnrequitedTragicMaiden Hinata]] [[NiceGirl Hyuga]]. Despite the relative lack of actual interaction, [[PortmanteauCoupleName NaruHina]] had been popular enough to get plenty of ShipTease in {{Filler}}, a date in a HighSchoolAU bonus feature, and a canon-defying RelationshipUpgrade in [[VideoGame/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2 a video game adaptation series]]. Only after nearly a decade of running-time did the manga start to treat it as a serious possibility (a certain WhamEpisode comes to mind), and it took about another half-decade to go from "possibly" to "huh, this might actually be happening" (another WhamEpisode comes to mind). [[spoiler: It holds; the [[DistantFinale epilogue]] reveals that Naruto and Hinata eventually got HappilyMarried and have a son and a daughter together, and ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', which is set two years after the end of Naruto and Sasuke's final fight, is the {{canon}}ical tale of how they fell in love]]. [[WordOfGod Kishimoto has stated in several post-series interviews]] that [[IntendedAudienceReaction all of this transpired according to his design]], that [[spoiler:Naruto/Hinata]] '''had''' been planned since the early stages of the manga, and that Sakura's apparent position as the "obvious candidate" was a deliberate RedHerring meant to [[TrollingCreator mess with the shippers]], because Sakura was ''never'' intended to be Naruto's main love interest to begin with, while [[spoiler:Hinata]] ''always'' was. Then, in this [[http://otakukart.com/animeblog/2017/01/31/jump-festa-2017-interview-masashi-kishimoto-future-boruto-naruto-next-generations/ recent interview]], Kishimoto admitted that [[OldShame he regrets]] adding "the messy LoveTriangle" between Hinata/Naruto/Sakura because he '''never''' thought about making Naruto and Sakura a couple; they were going to be [[LikeBrotherAndSister just friends]] and [[TrueCompanions teammates]], while, conversely, "it was all about [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata]] getting married from an early stage." Finally, judging by fanfiction.net as of May 2017, [=NaruHina=] has roughly 15,600 25,700 stories, while [[ShipSinking NaruSaku]] has roughly 11,200.17,100.
22nd May '17 12:40:33 PM featheredpedant
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** It also doesn't hurt that there's [[Manga/TheVanishingOfNagatoYukiChan an entire AU spinoff devoted to this ship]].
14th May '17 9:06:01 PM mouschilight
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** For many, many years, anyone familiar with the conventions of {{Shonen}} would have told you that the obvious candidate for the titular character's final love interest was Sakura Haruno, the {{Tsundere}} object of his comical [[LovingAShadow one-sided shallow crush]]. Yet throughout those years, most of the fandom rooted for Naruto to turn around and notice [[UnrequitedTragicMaiden Hinata]] [[NiceGirl Hyuga]]. Despite the relative lack of actual interaction, [[PortmanteauCoupleName NaruHina]] had been popular enough to get plenty of ShipTease in {{Filler}}, a date in a HighSchoolAU bonus feature, and a canon-defying RelationshipUpgrade in [[VideoGame/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2 a video game adaptation series]]. Only after nearly a decade of running-time did the manga start to treat it as a serious possibility (a certain WhamEpisode comes to mind), and it took about another half-decade to go from "possibly" to "huh, this might actually be happening" (another WhamEpisode comes to mind). [[spoiler: It holds; the [[DistantFinale epilogue]] reveals that Naruto and Hinata eventually got HappilyMarried and have a son and a daughter together, and ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', which is set two years after the end of Naruto and Sasuke's final fight, is the {{canon}}ical tale of how they fell in love]]. [[WordOfGod Kishimoto has stated in several post-series interviews]] that [[IntendedAudienceReaction all of this transpired according to his design]], that [[spoiler:Naruto/Hinata]] '''had''' been planned since the early stages of the manga, and that Sakura's apparent position as the "obvious candidate" was a deliberate RedHerring meant to [[TrollingCreator mess with the shippers]], because Sakura was ''never'' intended to be Naruto's main love interest to begin with, while [[spoiler:Hinata]] ''always'' was. Then, in this [[http://otakukart.com/animeblog/2017/01/31/jump-festa-2017-interview-masashi-kishimoto-future-boruto-naruto-next-generations/ recent interview]], Kishimoto admitted that [[OldShame he regrets]] adding "the messy LoveTriangle" between Hinata/Naruto/Sakura because he ''never'' thought about making Naruto and Sakura a couple; they were going to be [[LikeBrotherAndSister just friends]] and [[TrueCompanions teammates]], while, conversely, "it was all about [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata]] getting married from an early stage." Finally, judging by fanfiction.net as of May 2017, [=NaruHina=] has roughly 15,600 stories, while [[ShipSinking NaruSaku]] has roughly 11,200.

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** For many, many years, anyone familiar with the conventions of {{Shonen}} would have told you that the obvious candidate for the titular character's final love interest was Sakura Haruno, the {{Tsundere}} object of his comical [[LovingAShadow one-sided shallow crush]]. Yet throughout those years, most of the fandom rooted for Naruto to turn around and notice [[UnrequitedTragicMaiden Hinata]] [[NiceGirl Hyuga]]. Despite the relative lack of actual interaction, [[PortmanteauCoupleName NaruHina]] had been popular enough to get plenty of ShipTease in {{Filler}}, a date in a HighSchoolAU bonus feature, and a canon-defying RelationshipUpgrade in [[VideoGame/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2 a video game adaptation series]]. Only after nearly a decade of running-time did the manga start to treat it as a serious possibility (a certain WhamEpisode comes to mind), and it took about another half-decade to go from "possibly" to "huh, this might actually be happening" (another WhamEpisode comes to mind). [[spoiler: It holds; the [[DistantFinale epilogue]] reveals that Naruto and Hinata eventually got HappilyMarried and have a son and a daughter together, and ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', which is set two years after the end of Naruto and Sasuke's final fight, is the {{canon}}ical tale of how they fell in love]]. [[WordOfGod Kishimoto has stated in several post-series interviews]] that [[IntendedAudienceReaction all of this transpired according to his design]], that [[spoiler:Naruto/Hinata]] '''had''' been planned since the early stages of the manga, and that Sakura's apparent position as the "obvious candidate" was a deliberate RedHerring meant to [[TrollingCreator mess with the shippers]], because Sakura was ''never'' intended to be Naruto's main love interest to begin with, while [[spoiler:Hinata]] ''always'' was. Then, in this [[http://otakukart.com/animeblog/2017/01/31/jump-festa-2017-interview-masashi-kishimoto-future-boruto-naruto-next-generations/ recent interview]], Kishimoto admitted that [[OldShame he regrets]] adding "the messy LoveTriangle" between Hinata/Naruto/Sakura because he ''never'' '''never''' thought about making Naruto and Sakura a couple; they were going to be [[LikeBrotherAndSister just friends]] and [[TrueCompanions teammates]], while, conversely, "it was all about [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata]] getting married from an early stage." Finally, judging by fanfiction.net as of May 2017, [=NaruHina=] has roughly 15,600 stories, while [[ShipSinking NaruSaku]] has roughly 11,200.
11th May '17 7:17:01 PM mouschilight
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** For many, many years, anyone familiar with the conventions of {{Shonen}} would have told you that the obvious candidate for the titular character's final love interest was Sakura Haruno, the {{Tsundere}} object of his comical [[LovingAShadow one-sided shallow crush]]. Yet throughout those years, most of the fandom rooted for Naruto to turn around and notice [[UnrequitedTragicMaiden Hinata]] [[NiceGirl Hyuga]]. Despite the relative lack of actual interaction, [[PortmanteauCoupleName NaruHina]] had been popular enough to get plenty of ShipTease in {{Filler}}, a date in a HighSchoolAU bonus feature, and a canon-defying RelationshipUpgrade in [[VideoGame/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2 a video game adaptation series]]. Only after nearly a decade of running-time did the manga start to treat it as a serious possibility (a certain WhamEpisode comes to mind), and it took about another half-decade to go from "possibly" to "huh, this might actually be happening" (another WhamEpisode comes to mind). [[spoiler: It holds; the [[DistantFinale epilogue]] reveals that Naruto and Hinata eventually got HappilyMarried and have a son and a daughter together, and ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', which is set two years after the end of Naruto and Sasuke's final fight, is the {{canon}}ical tale of how they fell in love]]. [[WordOfGod Kishimoto has stated in several post-series interviews]] that [[IntendedAudienceReaction all of this transpired according to his design]], that [[spoiler:Naruto/Hinata]] '''had''' been planned since the early stages of the manga, and that Sakura's apparent position as the "obvious candidate" was a deliberate RedHerring meant to [[TrollingCreator mess with the shippers]], because Sakura was ''never'' intended to be Naruto's main love interest to begin with, while [[spoiler:Hinata]] ''always'' was. Then, in this [[http://otakukart.com/animeblog/2017/01/31/jump-festa-2017-interview-masashi-kishimoto-future-boruto-naruto-next-generations/ recent interview]], Kishimoto admitted that [[OldShame he regrets]] adding "the messy LoveTriangle" between Hinata/Naruto/Sakura because he ''never'' thought about making Naruto and Sakura a couple; they were going to be [[LikeBrotherAndSister just friends]] and [[TrueCompanions teammates]], while, conversely, "it was all about [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata]] getting married from an early stage." Finally, judging by fanfiction.net as of May 2017, NaruHina has roughly 15,600 stories, while [[ShipSinking NaruSaku]] has roughly 11,200.

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** For many, many years, anyone familiar with the conventions of {{Shonen}} would have told you that the obvious candidate for the titular character's final love interest was Sakura Haruno, the {{Tsundere}} object of his comical [[LovingAShadow one-sided shallow crush]]. Yet throughout those years, most of the fandom rooted for Naruto to turn around and notice [[UnrequitedTragicMaiden Hinata]] [[NiceGirl Hyuga]]. Despite the relative lack of actual interaction, [[PortmanteauCoupleName NaruHina]] had been popular enough to get plenty of ShipTease in {{Filler}}, a date in a HighSchoolAU bonus feature, and a canon-defying RelationshipUpgrade in [[VideoGame/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm2 a video game adaptation series]]. Only after nearly a decade of running-time did the manga start to treat it as a serious possibility (a certain WhamEpisode comes to mind), and it took about another half-decade to go from "possibly" to "huh, this might actually be happening" (another WhamEpisode comes to mind). [[spoiler: It holds; the [[DistantFinale epilogue]] reveals that Naruto and Hinata eventually got HappilyMarried and have a son and a daughter together, and ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', which is set two years after the end of Naruto and Sasuke's final fight, is the {{canon}}ical tale of how they fell in love]]. [[WordOfGod Kishimoto has stated in several post-series interviews]] that [[IntendedAudienceReaction all of this transpired according to his design]], that [[spoiler:Naruto/Hinata]] '''had''' been planned since the early stages of the manga, and that Sakura's apparent position as the "obvious candidate" was a deliberate RedHerring meant to [[TrollingCreator mess with the shippers]], because Sakura was ''never'' intended to be Naruto's main love interest to begin with, while [[spoiler:Hinata]] ''always'' was. Then, in this [[http://otakukart.com/animeblog/2017/01/31/jump-festa-2017-interview-masashi-kishimoto-future-boruto-naruto-next-generations/ recent interview]], Kishimoto admitted that [[OldShame he regrets]] adding "the messy LoveTriangle" between Hinata/Naruto/Sakura because he ''never'' thought about making Naruto and Sakura a couple; they were going to be [[LikeBrotherAndSister just friends]] and [[TrueCompanions teammates]], while, conversely, "it was all about [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata]] getting married from an early stage." Finally, judging by fanfiction.net as of May 2017, NaruHina [=NaruHina=] has roughly 15,600 stories, while [[ShipSinking NaruSaku]] has roughly 11,200.
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