She even makes him understand that demonstrating that she has truly grown as a ninja. Hinata appears in the naruto ending song called jitensha her involvement in the ending was not logical thematically and served as a confusing addition.
When it came to interacting with classmates like naruto she would always just admire and watch from afar.
Hinata likes naruto. It was a good ep. It wasn t decided that the duo would end up together until half way into the writing of the manga series. Given hinata s connection to naruto so early in her introduction some fans might have thought that she was always meant to be naruto s love interest but that s not the case.
When it came to her ninja technique she wasn t on par with her cousin neji or her younger sister hanabi. I forgot the of th ep. Hiding behind trees or walls hinata witnessed firsthand naruto s will to never give up despite everyone calling him a failure.
Naruto and hinata go on a mission together there left alone naruto understands he loves hinata. Her cousin neji shields her in turn but hinata s decision is clearly not just born out of her love for naruto but her understanding of the fight at hand. In the ep kiba didnt like the fact that hinata was all worried and caring for naruto and made this real im jealous face.
It was a filler i think. Though it was later revealed that the only reason she was added was due to the fact that the naruto staff contained a great deal of hinata fans. This trend seems to be common among those who make anime.