Re: Sakura = Kushina
Wow, this threads has been going pretty strong.
Personally, Sakura isn't one of my favourite characters, so if Naruto ever ends up with someone, I wouldn't want it to be Sakura. But that's just my opinion. :shrug:
You can't deny that Sakura really resembles Kushina, that would be hypocritical. There are just too many similarities.
But the problem I have with the Naru x Saku pairing isn't related to which character I favor. It's about the fact that Naruto too, is a spitting image of his mother, character-wise.
I always thought that he'd need someone more similar to his father. Quite, calm, collected etc, to balance his constant hyperactive mood state.
So I find it easier to imagine him with Hinata.
Again, that is just my opinion.
But the thing we tend forget is that Naruto is a shounen manga, which has little to no time for romance. Even if it happens, it will be just skimmed through or mentioned in a panel or two.
So I suggest to both Naru x Saku and Naru x Hina shippers to not get their hopes too up. :shrug: