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.
His death did kind of match up with how he had been living his life after Naruto had beaten in the Chunin Exam Finals. I was also thinking the same time too if Kitsuchi was just a little earlier then Neji might not have died
As a NaruHina fan, I understand that Neji's words don't make NaruHina cannon. It is almost like Neji is telling Naruto to understand that she and everyone else is willing to die for him, so he needs to do this not only for himself but for others. That is how I took it.
I really feared for hinata in this chapter...But hell, Neji is going down like a boss. Kishi is slaughtering his characters, since Jiraya they drop like flies. I hope he's not going to use the 'everyone-get-back-to-life-rinnengan' again...
agreed. as much as I like Neji, and my husband and I have discussed the whole rinnengan idea, I really don't like it when dead characters come back. It's like it disvalue's their death 'So what he died big deal! He'll come back a few chapters from now anyways!'
see what I mean?
perosnnaly I like to think Neji was pushing Naruto in a 'Okay you helped me, now let me give you some advice. MARRY MY COUSIN she LOVES you. doesn't take a genious to figure it out!' But I willingly admit that everyone else in these comments have really good interpertaions and points well made. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
I really did think this it as this time Hinata will die and there no Sakura to heal her or Nagato to bring her back(like with what happen to Shizune and Kakashi).
That true as he even brought back long dead and recently dead characters just to sent them back the land of the dead again. Has possibly killed off Tsunade for real this time(hopefully not as she manages to save the other Kages and herself)
I am a naruhina fan and I am not saying this is a NH hint but I am really sad because Neji died!! Q_Q I am also sad for Hinata! Neji and Hinata shared a special bond! and I am sad for Naruto because one of his friends died in front of him! TT_TT
I'm an NH fan but doesn't talk like wether NH is canon or not, he's just talking that people like he, Hinata and others are just willing to protect him. That's all! I can't afford but to dislike when people consider this statements as a NH hint or whatever they want to call it!
I might have done this one wrong. This was not really meant to be Pro nor Anti Hinata anyway. Pretty much what I was trying to do was say that Neji's death does not have anything to do with any kind of coupling. Only reason I used NaruHina is because sadly that is the group that try to make it that way.
As for what canon I go by what the author makes canon themselves. I might not always like but hey I am not the creator of the series so who I am to argue with them
true, this does hold truth to this, but Naruto is likely to get with Hinata due to him starting to respond to her feelings lately, and I'm not saying that just cause I'm a die hard naruhina fan. and yes, his words really just mean for Naruto to understand anyone is ready to die for him, Hinata is no exception, Neji is a prime example. This is really to show that Naruto's life isn't the only one on the line at this point. But at this point, I can see the next chapter with Naruto consoling Hinata over Neji's death or something. If not I'm fine with that, but I don't think anyone of the main characters will die for a while.
I do not argee with you as there still far too many unknown to claim that Hinata has won Naruto. People sure do like to write off Sakura mostly because all those times she has hit him when most of the time he deserved it. While the force of the blows themselves were made to be so hard for comedic value of the readers only. Also I think that Sakura might have almost had feeling for Naruto but simply was not aware of them just like Naruto was not aware of Hinata's until she also got herself killed.
maybe, I agree that Sakura does have some feelings for him, no denying that on my part or anyone's, but I know it will never be romantic. She may love him as a friend, teammate or even as an annoying brother, but never like how she loves Sasuke. Sakura's confession in the kage arc proves it as it is confirmed it was all a load of crap. THAT is why I don't support Sakura with Naruto, I know it was to release him from his burden, but seriously, even you have to admit, that was a low blow to use his feelings like that. Even if she did it to help him, NO one has the right to use others feelings against them, especially in regard to love and I just can't stand that as it looked as if she broke Naruto's heart, I'm sorry, but I can't. I know it's not like Hinata's won or anything, but it's proven that she's womaning up and gonna try to get Naruto at the end. It's also cause Hinata has supported him since day 1 and has loved him all for what she wishes to have: strength, courage and self-confidence. But again, this is just my opinion.
No body is perfect and everyone makes mistakes. Sakura made a mistake and that should not mean that she automatically lost her chance to be with Naruto because of it. To blame her entirely for that moment is not fair consider the events that lead up to it. Regardless I still think that Sakura has as much of a chance to end up with Naruto as Hinata does. Cause Masashi Kishimoto can decide that neither NaruHina or NaruSaku is canon by simply ending the series with Naruto staying single(other authors have done that after all)
true, theres no such thing as perfection. She didn't lose a chance with naruto, but she DID make a mistake in lying to him, as it likely left Naruto very hurt by what she did. I could tell he was hurt by her false confession. I'm sorry, as I don't like her character very much and yes, its kishi's discision.
Hinata also kind of screw up with her own confession though. Unless allow Naruto to also see her almost be killed(if not for Sakura) by Pain' s hand and going into his six tails form was part of her master plan.
She must have been aware that with the death of Jiraya, Kakashi, Shizune, the near death of Tsunade and Konoha being almost destoryed. That him have to see one his friends who once though was weird, confess and then almost get killed would have hurt him pretty bad along with leaving him still pinned the ground(if he did not go six tails)
it wasn't so much a screw up as the moment of it all. hinata did what she did cause she knew Naruto was going to be taken away by pain and couldn't let that happen. She knew death was immanent, but just couldn't just not to anything and let him be taken like that. She felt she had to do something. She knew it was likely her last time to see him, so she confessed her true feelings to him so as to make sure she doesn't die with regrets. If you were her, and you knew the person you loved more than anything was going to be taken from you and you'd never see him again, what would you have done? She fought bravely to save him not for herself, but for him for helping her so much. The only screw up I see was that it was in the wrong time and the wrong place, I'll admit that.
I don't it's paning on any X relationships with Naruto. I think it's more Neji proving that it's all down to Naruto to save them and anyone else will give their lifes to save him. And used Hinata as the example cause she was the first to shield naruto