Naruto remembers her fighting pein, but he never brings up the confession after the fact. Also he knew what hinata meant when she said she loved him during that confession. His face said he understood and he also understood she was about to throw her life away no matter what he said. Even then he still never brought it up and still focused on Sakura after that.
Correct, Naruto does not bring up the confession, because he does not understand it. The next sentence is proven false by the Last... you can't say imply meaning/subtext where it doesn't exist. He was definitely shocked, but you cannot create the subtext of understood, particularly when nothing that follows supports this.
If he really had unknown feelings for her deep down, her confession should've triggered them either immediately or after some deep thinking. TL should've relied on previous moments between them such as that, instead they made new filler ones that contradicted canon and that's why the movie isn't a sequel but more an alternative ending.
Her confession had no real impact in the long run. 2 years later there's still nothing between them. Why would he hang out with Hinata? Walk home with her? I once compared that with Naruto and Sakura and Analyzer said they hang out because they have a warm friendship. Which means during the timeskip him and Hinata didn't even have that LMAO:L
Hinata's Confession was not a romantic initiation, she was explaining why she was there. It's explained in the movie clearly that Naruto did not take this as a romantic confession. The Last only made one moment when they were kids? (Also considering it's canon, they're not filler ones?). The rest source from the manga. Of course, the Movie is canon, so saying it is an alternative ending holds no merit.
The 2 years was a choice of Kishimoto. Call it his shyness, criticize it freely, you can definitely do that. Interestingly, the Hiden books pit them as getting closer, so they do have that post time-skip. Also with the above explanation, and the situation of the confession, it makes sense. And on the walk home part, he didn't understand the meaning or context, which Sakura was trying to supply. He thought the context was for protection, but believed Hinata could take on anything that happened.
She has been in love with him since she was three according to the anime and the last. Yet it took 15 years to finally get together only with Sakura pushing them together. If Sakura didn't help, Hinata would have still thought the scarf was a gift given to him by some other girl, and never done anything.
No, the Anime does not say she had been in love with him since she was three, nor the Last. Nothing supports that statement. Sakura also thought the scarf was from another girl. The scarf mix-up isn't explained until the end by Naruto to Hinata.
Edited by Analyzer, Yesterday, 11:52 PM.