I liked it so far. You made NS early already? I like that.
Tell you the truth, Ria was one that came up with the idea considering this takes place two years after the Naruto VS Sasuke fight. Considering that much time passed by she told me it would make sense for them to already be in a relationship in the beginning as oppose to hey two years have passed by and they still haven't become a dating couple. Ria thought it would be almost similar to what's going on with The Last (real one) with Naruto and Hinata who didn't make a move on one another until the movie. So then we both thought let's just have Naruto and Sakura already be in a relationship.
Bravo! Good thing that you got started with it. This BS movie needs to get something else.
I really like the fact that you let Naruto introduce the story, makes things much more interesting when he and not some kind of stranger is narrating it. It'd be nice of course to include some visuals from the past fights for people who haven't seen the movie yet.
When Naruto sees Sakura, maybe Naruto can also shortly talk about Sakura?
For instance, while Naruto talks to her, he could do an inner monologue:" This is Sakura-chan ... blabla ... And now she's my girlfriend!"
Yes, Hinata and Hanabi are actually not only interacting but training together!
Can I maybe already ask whether we will find out how Naruto and Sakura got together?
Haha I tell you it was a back and forth process of three hours when it came to this scene alone. We were both trying to figure out if this was an actual movie how would it open up. Ultimately we thought it would be cool to introduce this with Naruto's introduction something we kinda picked up after re-watching Road to Ninja together. A first time watch for Ria might I add, and she loved it.
When it came to Naruto having an inner monologue about Sakura being his girlfriend it was actually something Ria wanted to throw in, but I thought it would be best if use the show don't tell method. So I gave her free liberty to show that Sakura's his girlfriend, and she just threw through in the line "I've always been there ..." and stuff. That I thought was actually fine so we decided to leave it at that.
We both knew somehow this scene was gonna end with Hinata and Hanabi, but it was just matter of how it was going to happen. Ria came up with the idea of having them interacting and I came up with the idea of them training together. That's when we decided to merge the two ideas together and end the scene the way it did.
As far your question goes about how Naruto and Sakura got together, yes there will be an explanation. Ria and I are currently thinking about how that's going to be introduced in the script.