Yeah, I hoped too (just see my lame anti-shipping fanarts). But we have no choice to wait for the movie, cause "The Last" + chapter 700 will give the ending total.
Well, deleting them is not neccesary important. You may change their name to like "Why NaruHina is not so cool", or "The Drawbacks Of NaruHina".
The only thing that makes me sad that many outraging fans makes me feel that they were only reading it for the pairings, not because of the story, the characters themselves nor the fights, despite forgetting that this is just a shonen fight manga, not a romance/harem manga.
Well, I actually stopped following this series back in 2010 (it was getting too long to my taste and I just couldn't memorize so many characters and powers), but I most certainly didn't follow it for shippings That's why we have shôjo mangas, don't we? Of course, it made me happy to realize that Sakura was getting more and more fond of Naruto, but who cares anymore?
I don't want to delete them either, but I can already feel a herd of NaruHinatards getting closer and closer, ready to start leaving comments like "BWAHAHAHA NARUHINA IS CANON EAT THAT NARUSAKUTARDSSSS!!!!111!!11!", and I don't know if I want to face something like that. Maybe I'll probably change the drawing's description, but if fantards get too annoying, I'll have no choice but delete them...
"Well, I actually stopped following this series back in 2010, but I most certainly didn't follow it for shippings That's why we have shôjo mangas, don't we?"
Yeah, I have given up the manga many times too, but because Kishimoto always promised that the manga will be finished I returned back (only to scare me away for 2-3 weeks again). And yes, if people wants decent, truly well developed romances, they shall read shojo mangas or mangas belonging to the romance genre or plot. Not shonen fights where everything is about fightning and all. Romances are actually only for jokes. Originaly the Naruto->Sakura->Sasuke love triangle was nothing more but a Nerima Daikon Brothers parody.
I confess that to me Naruto and Sakura were like a Goku-Bulma relationship. Naruto had a crush on Sakura, BUT to Sakura Naruto was just an annoying orphan and loved Sasuke. Their relationship was not truly about love, but that Sakura realize that Naruto was actually better than she believed. Not mentioning if Sasuke wouldn't scold her for calling Naruto annoying orphan then Sakura probably never even tried to be kinder to Naruto.
Well, If you believe this would be the best then ok, but trust me: there are tards everywhere.
Haha yeah, I know what you mean! I stopped reading it from 2008 to 2010, but I didn't take long to give it up again
Oh, I didn't know that curiosity about the NaruSakuSasu love angle! To be honest, I hated Sakura at first, with her constant "Sasuke-kuuun!" screams and not giving a shit about anyone else. And I actually held some hopes for NaruSaku at the beginning of Shippûden, when she blushed when Naruto came back to Konoha, not to mention the scene where they were with Yamato and Naruto was knocked out or something and Sakura was crying and Yamato said "Sakura, you...", and she looked like she was going to blush. I dunno, I understand that friends can be affective, help and cry over each other but, when it involves blushing, I tend to think there's something else... But yeah, you must be right, Naruto and Sakura's relationship was about her realizing he wasn't that bad, even if I hate to admit it.
I actually don't care about romance on shônen (as long as the plot isn't only about it, because that's why we have shôjos again), but Kishimoto simply overdid it and (it looks to me like) he made up shippings just for the heck of it, even if some of them don't make sense... InoSai, wtf? And how about Sasuke ending up marrying Sakura when he said just a few chapters ago he wasn't interested in her? Seriously...
Well, I didn't held hope to any shipping, cause Kishimoto said himself that he sucks writting romances, even thought he decided the pairs already at the beginning. He also said that he needed help for the SasuSaku moment from chapter 181 cause he doesn't know how should a female act.
About Yamato's comment people forget that he only joined 2 days to them and didn't know anything about them nor Sasuke and their relationship to them. Ironicly, he was the first one whounbelieved to Sakura's fake confession in chapter 469 and he even wanted to attack Sakura after she told what she really wanted (talking Naruto down from chasing Sasuke).
"Kishimoto simply overdid it and (it looks to me like) he made up shippings just for the heck of it, even if some of them don't make sense... InoSai, wtf?"
I don't think he overdid it, probably Kubo advised him to trolling with the shippingers - cause it has been revealed that thes shared ideas among themselves - which would explain why Naruto didn't gave a straight answer to Hinata's confession after he defeated Pain OR why didn't he scold Sakura for her "fake confession" after Tobi and Sasuke ran away.
Well, we saw Sai in Ino's dream so probably she had affection for him. I dunno neither. ;/
"And how about Sasuke ending up marrying Sakura when he said just a few chapters ago he wasn't interested in her?"
Well, this one actually make sense to those who understood Sasuke's logic in chapter 694 and 695. Sasuke wanted to make eveyone hating him, including Sakura, that's why he used that cruel genjutsu on her. About his speech to Kakashi about Sakura's love, maybe he wanted to make Kakashi hating him by bad-mouthing Sakura's feeling (despite remembering back how painful was to him losing his family). So probably (as I think) he just wanted to make both Sakura and Kakashi hating him because of his plan, but in reality as it was revealed in his flash back he actually loved all of them as his family (chapter 698).