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The Naruto series has obvious parallels of the generations in the Ninja world. What I mean is every team in the leaf village had a girl, a cool calculating guy, and a more impulsive guy. For example Team Minato: Kakashi was the more calculating, prodigy type, Obito was more impulsive and what is interesting is that he liked Rin. In addition Team Hiruzen had Jiraiya who liked Tsunade and Orochimaru who betrayed the leaf village. There is a parallel here between Team Kakashi and Team Hiruzen. Interestingly Team Jiraiya consisting of Minato and two others (whom I don't remember their names) is inconsistent to this idea. Minato married Kushina else that wasn't the girl in his team. Kushina has red hair an abnormal color while Sakura has pink.
Through this I can logically put that Naruto and Sakura will go together. Yes it is by far the most outrageous. However there are indeed parallels in the past and the present for Naruto.
I am also aware that there are also exceptions to these parallels so these assumptions might not be entirely accurate.
It is also well known that Kishimoto likes to purposefully do things like this in order to use foreshadowing, etc, and the past linking to the present is an important part of the story (Naruto vs Sasuke, Madara vs 1st Hokage, etc). However Kishimoto does make exceptions intentionally just to create the sense of doubt and in fact there are many things that he made that are not consistent with the past and present parallel.
I do not know. Quiet frankly I see a growing aspect in Sakura's emotions that compliment her reliance on Naruto. She might easily fall for him later in the series. There is also that growing feeling of understanding that Sasuke is not who he was in Sakura's mentality.
In addition the fourth ninja war tends to show the development of many characters, emphasizing on their past or present change. This could lead to Hinata conquering her shyness. It might in fact lead to the pairing of Naruto and Hinata.
At this point it could go either way but I am leaning toward Naruto and Sakura and not because I like the pairing but because it presents a very interesting situation.
Lastly it is noted that Jiraiya never got Orochimaru back and was never able to win over Tsunade. Naruto is still very persistent in bringing Sasuke back. So the real question is will the past determine the outcome or will the new generation succeed (meaning Naruto gets back Sasuke and wins over Sakura)?
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