I saw these pics from 4years ago:mylittlesekai.blogspot.com/201…Updated: if you have time to see and understand what I'm talking about, try to watch Japanese Drama - S.O.S/Strawberry On the Shortcake, I think it's kinda similar with Naruto-Sakura-Sasuke-Hinata relations in 'love', and how the ending supposed to be. This is only one of the example.
It's still really sad for me to find out that the end is just like turned my love into hate for this manga. I felt devastated to see it. Let's say all these years felt like wasted just like that. This is not based on my personal shipping of NaruSaku only, but more to how I feel about common Japanese story I've read and watched throughout these years. I even made a research paper for my undergraduate degree using manga as teaching media and technique in high school. I'm a big fan of Japanese culture from manga, anime, drama, movie, music and even language itself.
Some of my favorite shonen manga showed similar pattern to any drama and movie I've watched (hundreds of them). Most of them ended up loving someone who are closed to them, together with them most of the time and can be who they are with that precious person. They learned to see each other grew and developed over times. For example, HSD Kenichi, Shirahama kenichi was a bullied kid at school by his friends because he didn’t know how to defend himself until one day he saw Furinji Miu who showed him an extraordinary martial art skill to protect him and herself from some evil people. He then encouraged learning martial art although his masters told him he has no talent in it. He’d never given up in learning his best until his rivals acknowledged him including the girl he fell for, Miu. Another example is Inuyasha, he has bitter past with his loved ones, but ended up together with Kagome who like him since the first time they met. How? Through times and spent most of their moments together until those feeling eventually reciprocated in each other. Actually the pattern showed in Bleach and Naruto between Ichigo and Rukia or Naruto and Sakura. But then again, it’s Kishi’s privilege to go away from the pattern. Either he was merely rooting for Toriyama’s Dragon Ball or even Harry Potter, who knows.
I just have to keep in mind; maybe next time I just read a one shot manga or finished manga to know is it worth to keep or tossed away. My friend told me to make my own ending but I just feel like losing the mood to do it, because it’s not real. Unless, I can turn it out like Fifty Shades of Grey’s author who went from Twilight fan-fiction into her own story and character although it came with many controversies about the content. Anyway, there’s no possibility to feel better since the real ending was done. I just hope deep inside, Kishi will have this thought as J.K Rowling’s when she revealed about her tendency to pair Harry with Hermione. That someday he said, actually I prefer Naruto to end up with Sakura, the one he loves from the beginning. Oh well, this is just my rant.