The two have had time together post confession and both basically act as if it never happened.
They have? When?
And I find it immensely unlikely since Naruto is a Shonen Hero, and thus is completely immune to the affections of the opposing gender. However, if Naruto did develop interest in a relationship, Hinata's odds are pretty good. At least a bit better than Sakura's after she tried to lie to Naruto.
@sickVisionz: Unless I'm very much mistaken, hadn't Hinata just been impaled? Even if she was being fixed up with some healing, I doubt she'd be in any condition to talk. And that's one of those things even Naruto is hopefully smart enough not to discuss when everyone's asking for autographs.
As for that, the end of that Naruto and Sakura conversation kinda struck me as concluding that they both thought of Sasuke as more important than each other.
@JonSmith: That's not the only time the two of them have been in each other's vicinity and their interaction don't reflect that either of them even remembers the confession.
I didn't get the vibe that Naruto x Sakura was done with her fake confession. All I got was that when she confesses, Naruto wants it to be for real and not on some mercy/pity nonsense. Like 5 seconds after it happened the two of them seemed to be as close as they always were.
@sickVisionz: They ARE teammates. They kinda have to know how to work together through adversity. Particularly with Sakura's predilection for punching Naruto. So while they may be as close as they always were, that doesn't mean that Sakura hasn't hurt her chances ever so slightly. And have Hinata/Naruto been in a situation where it would be appropriate to discuss the confession? Ever since all the Pain shenanigans, Naruto's been pretty busy with... everything. Everywhere. All the time.
In any event, we should probably halt this debate, since the thread was founded on the question on whether or not Hinata and Naruto have a chance together, not whether or not her chances are better than Sakura's, or vice versa.
To me Hinata and Naruto is really the only match in the series that makes sense. She has accepted him from day one, she has carried that torch with her also since they were in school. On the other hand Sakura is more like the cheerleader, yeah Naruto wants to be with her (or did depending on how you look at things) but I think he is just being blinded by the 'popular girl' syndrome. I really hope in time the character wises up and see what has been in front of him this entire time.
Also Hinata needs to grow a pair and just confess already.