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  • Naruto defending Hinata from bullies when they were children. Heck, just about anytime Naruto shows his protective side towards Hinata is just a beautiful sight to behold.
  • The Academy scene in the second flashback of the prologue. Both Naruto and Hinata are having issues figuring out the answer to Iruka's question: "If the end of the world came, who would you spend your last day with?" Naruto, having no friends or family, gives up and makes a paper airplane instead. Hinata catches eye of the plane, and turns back to watch the scene of Iruka scolding Naruto. She smiles and writes down Naruto's name. This memory is one of the many that helps Naruto finally understand and realize Hinata's feelings for him and his own feelings for her.
  • Naruto finally gets the love and appreciation from Konoha after over 12 years of misguided hatred towards him. Same for Hinata, her efforts and hard work finally paid off.
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  • Hanabi and Hinata's early interactions in the movie are just adorable. You can see the love the two sisters have for each other.
  • Sakura constantly encouraging Hinata to pursue Naruto. She also gives some Cool Big Sis vibes during this moment:
    Hinata: Why are you helping me?
    Sakura: We need to support each other.
  • The ointment scene. During the mission, the team passes an old ninja village. In an abandoned house, Naruto and Hinata are eating ramen, and after telling her that he needed "to take a leak," Naruto tries to step outside the house while he's still looking at her...unaware that there's a spiderweb in front of him. The web gets in his eyes, he panics a bit, tries to remove it before losing his balance and falling in the stairs outside the abandoned house.
    Hinata: (rushes to help Naruto) Naruto-kun, are you okay?
    • Hinata gives some ointment to Naruto as he references the Chunin Exams when she already gave him some.
      Hinata: (surprised) You remember that?
      Naruto: Of course I do.
    • Naruto tries, without really succeeding, to apply the ointment on his wounded back himself, his arms were stretched out as far as they could go, his head was buried under his arm and his legs were folded and pressed against his upper body. The scene cuts again to Hinata applying the ointment on Naruto's back for him. A rather pleased-looking Naruto apologizes for the inconvenience, and Hinata just smiles back at him.
  • Naruto's Adorkable Love Confession to Hinata via Freudian Slip:
    Hinata: My younger sister is in so much danger, and here I am knitting. I'm a terrible big sister, aren't I?
    Naruto: That's not true at all. You've come all this way just to save Hanabi.
    Hinata: If only I'd stayed at home with her, then...
    Naruto: I swear I'll rescue Hanabi! So don't worry.
    Hinata: Thank you. You're so kind, Naruto-kun.
    Naruto: (flustered) Hey, I'm not just being kind because I love you or anything. I'm just worried about Hanabi.
    Hinata: (taken aback) What did you just say? What did you say?!
    Naruto: I said I'm worried about Hanabi.
    Hinata: Before that...
    Naruto: Before that...Hinata, I...I love you.
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    • Hinata's face right after this. It's like she's thinking "I can't believe it...Is this really happening?" Too bad it only lasts for a moment before Toneri ruins it.
  • Then Toneri comes and Hinata deliberately goes with him so she can have a better chance of saving Hanabi. Naruto mistakes her actions for a real rejection and crosses the Despair Event Horizon for four days, three of which he spent in an Angst Coma...until Sakura snaps him out of it by telling him that Hinata has only ever loved him, similar to how she herself has only ever loved Sasuke, and that will never change. It gives Naruto his Heroic Second Wind and he makes the following Heroic Vow:
    Naruto: Hinata...This big idiot finally understands...The real meaning of the scarf you gave to me when you went with Toneri...I know now, from the scarf you painstakingly knitted and took so long to finish, that your love can't be unraveled so easily...Wait for me...This whole time, you always loved me for the way I am...Now, as a man, there's something I must tell you...Hinata, I swear I will save you!
  • The scene where Toneri checks out what Hinata is dreaming about while she is asleep is funny and heartwarming at the same time. To point, Toneri sees Naruto sporting some of his goofiest faces. The scene demonstrates that Hinata loves Naruto just the way he is, and not as the hero who saved the world in the Fourth Shinobi World War. Toneri doesn't take it very well.
  • When Hinata is reunited with Naruto in Toneri's base, she apologizes for hurting his feelings by going with Toneri right after he confessed his love to her. He responds by saying that he understands that she did it to save Hanabi, and that he already forgave her.
  • Naruto asking for the red scarf Hinata was planning to give him. She sadly states that it's tattered, but he promises to cherish it forever; the fact that it's reduced to scraps doesn't matter to him. His kind gesture gets Hinata to have Tears of Joy. Meanwhile, Shikamaru, Sakura and Sai quietly observe the tender moment and smile because two of their closest friends have finally come together.
  • Killer Bee refuses to fire the chakra cannon at the moon while Naruto is on it.
  • Hinata holding Naruto's hand and protecting him from Toneri's chakra drain by transferring her own chakra to him.
  • A small one, and easily missed, but when the Raikage receives a messenger saying that Kurama wrote them a message on the moon, they call him exactly that: Kurama. Not "Kyuubi".
  • Hinata and Naruto offering Toneri a chance to come with them to live on Earth.
  • Naruto explaining to Hinata that the green scarf he was wearing in the first act was from his late mother and not another girl. This clear-up relieves Hinata and Naruto brings her further joy when he sets aside Kushina's scarf in favor of cherishing her scarf. Kushina's scarf is the last memory of one of Naruto's parents on Earth, but he is now putting it aside in favor of Hinata's scarf, as this canon movie revealed that Hinata is the one and only person alive who holds the unconditional love he sought from others during his lonely childhood.
  • Naruto's proposal to Hinata at the end of the movie following their escape from the moon. And then her Tears of Joy turn into the red scarf she's been trying to give him all this time. The scarf is not actually real; it symbolizes that her feelings have finally reached his heart.
    Naruto: Hinata?
    Hinata: What?
    Naruto: Remember back in the Academy, when we were asked, "If the end of the world came, who would you spend your last day with?" I couldn't write anyone's name down. I didn't know my parents, and I didn't have any friends...But now, I know exactly whom I'd choose. I want to be with you. Now and forever, until I die...I want to be with you, Hinata!"
    Hinata: Naruto-kun! (joyful, sparkling tears flow from her eyes)
  • Naruto winking at Hinata.
  • As Naruto and Hinata are leaving the moon, their past selves run in place of them. In each one Naruto wears the red scarf that Hinata made him. First it's their Part II selves, then it's their Part I selves, and then their pre-series child selves.
    • Once Naruto and Hinata make it out of the collapsing structure, Naruto tells Hinata to grab onto him and to not let go. Hinata happily answers, "Yes! Never...!" Naruto blasts a Rasengan behind him, which propels them outside the cave. Shikamaru chastises him that he'll crash into the ceiling if he keeps doing that, and Naruto exclaims, "Do you seriously think I'll let us stop there?" He and Hinata are blasted in mid-air in front of the moon. There's about ten seconds of silence as they look into each other's eyes, Naruto pulls Hinata closer with both of his hands on her cheeks, and they share The Big Damn Kiss. It's the most romantic of romantic moments you'll see in this series, and it's beautiful! Bonus points once you figure out what exactly Naruto meant with his response to Shikamaru: he was planning on giving Hinata The Big Damn Kiss!
    • Then there's Naruto's last line before the credits roll, which sums up how he feels in regards to Hinata's love and care for him since the day they first met as children:
      Naruto: Hinata...thank you.
  • Naruto and Hinata's wedding in general:
    • In the group shot, if you look closely, Sai and Ino are Holding Hands. Hanabi is also holding a picture of Neji.
    • Iruka, crying Tears of Joy. Considering his influence in Naruto's life and his role as his father figure, it must have really touched him to see that Naruto found someone who really loves him. It's even more Heartwarming in Hindsight once you've read Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding (see the "Meta" entry below). Also, Iruka and Kakashi, who are the closest thing to fathers that Naruto has ever had, are shown standing directly to Naruto's right side, which is traditionally where his family would be. Both look incredibly happy and proud of the great man that Naruto has become.
    • Tenten, Sakura, Hinata, and Ino taking a photo with Ino's iPhone.
    • Sakura's smile at the end, right before the group shot. It's full of love and warmth due to the fact that two of her friends have finally found happiness with each other.
    • And then at the end, Naruto and Hinata's wedding kiss. If you look carefully, you will see that it's much bolder than the first: Hinata's hands are on Naruto's chest, his hands are on her waist, and their mouths are visibly open. In the time between the moon mission and the wedding, Naruto and Hinata have grown much more comfortable and open with each other.
    • The entire ending credits are just simply beautiful.
  • The Stinger with Boruto and Himawari Uzumaki. After years of loneliness, Naruto doesn't have to come to an empty home anymore. The fact that Naruto and Hinata's children are so overjoyed to see their daddy that they pay no mind to shoes and run outside to greet him barefoot. In the middle of winter.
  • In the movie booklet, there is a two-page manga short written by Kishimoto himself, which is set after the events of the movie and aptly called "After The Last", about Naruto and Hinata's first date. Naruto is reading one of Sai's books on dating and reads that the guy should always pay for the meal. On their date, he notices how expensive the restaurant is and starts panicking. Hinata peeks into his wallet with her Byakugan, sees how short on cash he is, and suggests that they go to Ichiraku Ramen instead.

Meta

This movie made reality something that a huge part of the fandom had been waiting for for 15 years. Unsurprisingly, there's a ton of content celebrating Naruto and Hinata's love that will just melt your heart. Not only from fans (and there's a lot of it, not stopping any time soon...if ever), but from official sources as well! Here are some stand out examples:
  • The very last thing that appears at the end of the Creative Closing Credits "Directed by Tsuneo Kobayahi". The reason Studio Pierrot did that was becasue they knew Kobayashi had severe health problems and probably wouldn't make it through the year. Kobayashi passed away on May 2015.
  • This picture of Naruto, Hinata and newborn Boruto, along with a picture of Minato, Kushina and newborn Naruto. If this doesn't make you all warm and fuzzy...
  • This image of Naruto and Hinata.
  • The cover of this movie's official guidebook featuring Naruto and Hinata, along with Toneri. The sweet part comes from Naruto and Hinata reaching out for each other.
  • The Blu-Ray cover for this movie, where the Konoha 11, Kakashi, Konohamaru, Iruka, Might Guy and Hanabi congratulate Naruto and Hinata on successfully saving the world and finally becoming an Official Couple is both funny and heartwarming.
  • Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding, the officially sanctioned novel which deals with how various characters in Konoha prepare for Naruto and Hinata's wedding has some pretty heartwarming moments:
    • Guy still being called a shinobi and working out in his wheelchair.
    • Tenten figuring out her self-worth after she encounters Lee in her own chapter.
    • Shikamaru's and Choji's interaction are a true display of friendship and understanding.
    • Shikamaru and Temari's encounter is both funny and heartwarming.
    • Teuchi flipping out when one of his customers suggests that Naruto shouldn't be allowed to frequent his restaurant because of his "condition".
    • Teuchi's observation about the popularity of naruto fishcakes rising as Naruto becomes more accepted and acknowledged in the village.
    • Iruka's chapter is especially heartwarming and will bring tears to your eyes. It puts the wedding scene into a whole new perspective.
      Naruto: "I'd like you to come to this wedding as my father."
  • This video dedicating the entire Naruto series for the upcoming movie.
  • Kishimoto used the red scarf his wife made for him as a part in the movie which Hinata makes for Naruto. Here's the interview where he admitted it.
  • It's well-known in the Naruto fandom that many of the Studio Pierrot staff are major Hinata Hyuga fans. This is clearly a movie they always wanted to make and you can practically feel the sheer amount of love they put into it. The fact that Kishimoto stated in this 2014 Saiyan Island interview and this 2014 Nippon interview that he loved their draft script so much and genuinely wanted to see this movie get made that he joined the writing staff as chief story supervisor to make this movie canon to the manga, rather than it being non-canon like all of the preceding movies in the franchise, makes this even better.
  • A month after the release of the movie, they created an official calendar that spans between April 2015 and March 2016. The last page features Naruto and Hinata running while smiling and Holding Hands. Just look at them, especially Naruto's grin! It doesn't get any more "cheesy but adorable" than this!
  • On February 20th, 2015, the movie premiered subtitled in America. A lot of Naruto fans who, up until then, only knew themselves by their online nicknames, organized trips to the cities where the movie was being shown and got together sharing their love for the characters and the franchise. Here is one example.
  • Naruto's Image Song "Itsu No Hi Ni Mo" (いつの日にも = "No Matter What Day It Is"), which is Naruto's response to Hinata's Image Song "Fuyu No Owari Ni". In it, he acknowledges that he didn't notice Hinata's feelings, but he says that she was always important to him, that her smile and laughter always gave him strength. He tells her that he now knows warmth thanks to her, that he will always have her by his side, that no matter what happens they'll walk together from now on. It's cheesy but it still warms your heart! Alternative lyrics can be found here, and here's the song itself.
  • When the movie was announced and its plotline was revealed, the Pixiv, Tumblr and DeviantArt communities exploded with heartwarming pieces of fanart based around the movie.
  • This cute fan-made poster for the movie.

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