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I think we'll defenently see a much more confident Hinata by Manga's end, since naruto's growth during the year of Sasuke will probably inspire her more than ever before to become stronger.

although she may never be at neji's level she may well be one of the worlds strongest kunochi at the end of the story.

I also think that it would be at this point if anytime that hinata would develop the nerve to finally tell naruto her feelings.

I get the impression that from what Kishi said that Sakura would also be involved in her own storyline this year so she probably won't be talking much to Naruto.

This could set up the Hina/Naru relationship although it may mostly be off screen development.