I'm hoping and leaning towards Ino and Chouji becoming a couple. I'm actually watching it quite closing with anticipation. Anywhere, here's what I've found so far to lead me to believe that will be the course of action. (Spoilers kind of) 1. She gives him a compliment when he has a flak jacket on. 2. When their team is eating, Chouji goes for the last piece of food, the one that Ino has been saving. It just goes to show they both think similarly. Both save the best for last, not to mention on the same page she's sort of worried about him getting sick. 3. Ino talks to Chouji, and is pretty sad. She's envious of his ability to eat whatever he wants. She says girls have to always be on a diet for the guys they like. He then asks how does a girl know of the guy likes skinny girls, and she says all guys do. She walks away, and both Chouji and Shikamaru agree that most guys like bigger girls or stacked girls, and that Ino would look a lot better with more meat on her bones. 4. When both Ino and Sakura are in the hospital, Sakura wants to see Naruto and Sasuke. Ino only wants to see Chouji, and doesn't mention Sasuke at all. Perhaps this shows her interest sliding away from Sasuke to Chouji. She's relieved he's okay and quite worried that he could have been killed. 5. Afterwards, their group is eating again. She says that she liked how thin he was at the hospital and that he really knows how to rebound. Also shows more caring when he wants to go train and she says he's only recovered. 6. She brings him a fruit basket when he's in the hospital after the Chuunin exams. Plus, one of the most convincing arguments is that Sakura calls her Ino-Pig. Perhaps it could be what the future entails. They all in conjunction lead me to believe her character's arc is going to go for Chouji. Or...at least that's what I hope will happen. If it does, I'm sure she'll pile on some pounds. (Seriously, why is she called pig? She's a damn stick! ) Anyway, Chouji is one of my favorite characters and I'm sort of looking forward to him being one of the few plus size characters that aren't really used for comic relief. It'd be good for him to get a girl. That's not to say he isn't used for comedy, but he is in the same regards as most characters in the series are. Has anyone else seen this as a possibility, nay, a probability? I definitely think there are subtle hints leaning in the direction; however, you just never know I guess. In any event, I'd be very happy with it as a development to be implemented in the future and think it's quite cute if it does indeed play out as such. I guess all that's left to do is eagerly await the future. I know I'll be anxious to see Chouji and Ino again sometime in the manga post-time-skip, regardless if my hopes have come true. : I'm new to the boards, so I apologize in advance for any discrepancies or problems I may have caused.