Why Naruto and Hinata were always meant to end up together

The red thread of fate, also called the red thread of marriage, the red thread of fate and other variants, is an East Asian belief originating from Chinese mythology, generally believed to be an invisible red thread around the fingers of those destined to marry. meet, that is to say an invisible thread that connects lovers.

The symbology behind the red thread of fate permeates many East Asian entertainment productions, such as the recent webtoon and K-Drama Tomorrow and the animated feature film Your Name, and it can also explain the main points and elements of Naruto and Hinata’s love story. That said, it’s not an uncommon trope in anime.

The red scarf is the red thread of fate


Yué Xiá Lǎorén (月下老人, the old man under the moon), the ancient lunar matchmaker god, in the original Chinese version of the legend, tied the thread around the ankles of both parties. In the Japanese version, it is traditionally tied from a man’s thumb to a woman’s little finger; however, it has become more common these days to bind the two parties using a wire attached to their little fingers.

In Naruto, two points regarding Hinata and Naruto’s connection and relationship that the fandom might find bizarre, inconsistent, or even absurd actually make sense considering the culture and reality behind the anime, which has also been confirmed in The Last: Naruto The Movie, when, after Naruto confesses his love to Hinata, his tears of joy turn into a non-physical version of the red scarf she had been trying to give him all along, symbolizing that her feelings finally reached her heart, gathering the threads.

By its symbolism, it is as if the red scarf itself were the main character of this film, the most important character who, once and for all, reunites and binds these two lovers. Serving as a bridge and also connecting the story of the series at the time of its release and the expected final chapter of the manga, The Last: Naruto The Movie envelops the blossoming romance between Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyuga.

While most people argue that it doesn’t make sense when Naruto changes his red scarf to a green one, and Hinata seems to get jealous of it, it’s not jealousy at all, but she could have been there. seeing betrayal, Naruto’s way of severing their connection, which was as if established by the matchmaker God himself when they were bound by the red thread of fate, according to legend.

No instant love, but a premonition of love


The red thread of fate also explains the apparent instantaneous love Hinata feels for Naruto, without barely knowing him or even talking to him (and it’s pretty hard for her too, for a while, to have real conversations with him). Since it connects two lovers, they can recognize each other in other lives, but sometimes only one of the partners does.

Although it is rumored that Koreans tend to fall in love very quickly, and that Naruto is Japanese animation, the Japanese, although known as more reserved, are no strangers to this. They even have the phrase “Hitomebore”, which means “love at first sight”, as well as “Koi No Yokan”, which means “the premonition of love”.