Chūnin Exam Arc
Boruto: Naruto The Movie
When Sasuke visits Naruto's home, Hinata answers comes to the door after it is answered by Boruto. Hinata and Sasuke exchange greetings and then discuss Naruto before he takes his leave.
- Hinata uses the honorific -kun when speaking to Sasuke, suggesting that they are close.
- Hinata was quite glad to see him in the movie bonds.
Among the Fans
Despite being a crack pairing, SasuHina is quite popular among the fandom. Fans see it as an alternative to both SasuSaku and NaruHina. It is often supported and shipped alongside NaruSaku but usually has fans from all over. Many fans see Sasuke and Hinata as opposites and usually depict them as the serene, quiet and introverted couple in fanfiction.
They are shipped for the many similarities they bear in both their background and in their character design; both possess a dojustu kekkei genkai; they're both from the main family of a powerful shinobi clan; they are usually introverted and quiet; and they look similar (dark blue-ish hair, pale skin). They both have had family issues where their father was strict and disapproving, favoring their respective siblings over them, and an antagonistic brother figure. However, Sasuke and Hinata were opposites when it came to dealing with the brother figure. Hinata was forgiving and understanding while Sasuke vowed revenge. This can often be seen as a reason why many fans see Hinata as Sasuke's "light" if they were to develop a relationship. Many fans see similarities between Hinata and Sasuke's mother Mikoto (whom Sasuke adored) and believe he could become drawn to Hinata because of this.
It is also known that the Uchiha and the Hyuga clans have a common ancestor, Kaguya Otsutsuki.
A more obvious reason why SasuHina is popular is they look good together. This is largely due to the fact that they both have dark blue hair and pale skin, but their natural eye colour are the opposite of each other's - Sasuke's eyes are black and Hinata's are white. Their Shippuden character color schemes are very similar - purple and blue.
- http://ship-manifesto.dreamwidth.org/174735.html (sasuhina manifesto)
- http://www.narutoforums.com/showthread.php?t=549&page=491 (sasuhina FC @ narutoforums)