I am not Anti-NaruHina but to me the first half of Neji's last words to Naruto should not be taken as 'Hook up with Hinata. Its your fate'. You really do not have to be romantically involved with someone in order to look after them.
what neji meant is that hinata isn’t the only one willing to risk her life for naruto. After neji said that hinata would protect naruto. If it was a naruhina moment he would have said something like “take care of her” or something after that but it never happened.But every blind ignorant naruhina fan started saying "he died for naruhina" ignoring the real intentions of neji's death. Whats more sad is that if hinata doesnt stop trying to die for naruto next time there wont be anyone to jump in & save her and neji's death would be meaningless.
I think it was rather a Nejihina moment, than a Naruhina one. Neji, in the first place hthere was protecting Hinata's life. He said that Hinata was willing to die for Naruto, but it's Neji's duty to protect the main branch, even with his own life. So I believe he was talking here that his life was Hinata's life, and the thing that Naruto is the key to save this war, so right now everybodies life is in his fate too.
BTW, Hinata really impressed me in this chapter. I did'nt saw her as a satelite character anymore, she did sthing else beside only "Naruto-kun this, Naruto-kun that" - she was fighting here as a Hyuuga. This chapter was rather a Hyuuga clan moment.
Naruto-Hinata side by side/ Naruto calling her name =/= does'nt means is a Naruhina moment.
Hinata to me has been the character with least amount of character development in the entire series. You can pretty draw almost straight line between herself now and how she was when the series began. Hopefully she continues along this path and actually has a change
I wouldn't really think that, she's the main female that has had the most changes in her personality, she's come from such a shy and quiet person to becoming more confident and outgoing with herself. I'd say out of all of the Konoha 11, she's changed the most, emotionally and physically.
Hinata would most certainly win when it comes to the character that has changed the most physically(just comparing her body from Part I to Part II). However emotionally and mentally she still has some catching up to do to the rest of the Kohona 11 even it comes that area.
Blame it on Kishi. He chooses to focus on crap like the Rinnegan, the Sage of the Six Paths, or Sasuke's emo-rampage. He completely dumps amazing characters like Hinata and Neji (my favorites in Part I), and he completely derails 90% of the themes he built up in the first part of the manga.
That being said, Neji's death was surprisingly well-done, but I would've liked it better if he and Hinata were shown more in Part II, among other things.
I do not blame them and like those things(minus the Sasuke one). Neji was far more developed character then Hinata. To me he has been really explaining things he left completely unanswers in part I. Things I think that would not have had the same impact if he simply told us them upfront.
Team 10 has really been the dominating secondary major characters of Naruto. With Shikamaru getting his own short time as the primary character to be featured. Not a bad thing though as I like Team 10
And also I really liked how Neji died. 'If deaths' are my favourite and I think the most dramatic character deaths. That's how I name those kind of deaths, but hence I assume you probably don't know what I meant let me explain it :
IF Kitsuchi used his sando no jutsu earlier, maybe the Juubi would'nt be able to target Naruto and bcuz of that either Neji would die. It was a matter of timing, and it depend on when Kitsuchi will use his jutsu to stop the Juubi.