Chunin Exam Arc
Neji and Tenten were placed in the same team along with Rock Lee. During the Chunin Exams, Neji specifically told his team to find some information on the scrolls, and then come back to their designated spot. Later, both Neji and Tenten return, but Lee does not appear. Because of Lee's lateness, Neji and Tenten begin to sleep on a tree.
In the anime, during his fight with Kidomaru, Neji noted how hard it was to fight without Tenten watching his blind spot.
Kazekage Rescue Arc
Similar to their relationship in Part I, Tenten still shows a great admiration for Neji. They, along with Lee, come to aid Team Kakashi in their mission to save Gaara from the Akatsuki. The two still work well as a team. During their fight with Kisame, the three members was captured by Kisame's Water Prison. When Neji broke out of his own sphere, he saved Tenten and helped her.
Infinite Tsukuyomi Arc
After Neji's death, Tenten watches Guy's hot-blooded actions. Thinking to herself that no good will come from being with her remaining teammates, Tenten asks Neji why he left her alone.
When caught in the Infinite Tsukuyomi, Tenten dreams of more mature versions of Lee and Guy as well as Neji being alive.
- They both admire each other and have confidence in the other's abilities.
- They work well as a team.
- During the Kazekage Rescue Arc, Neji helps Tenten out of the water, which may be seen as a tender moment between them.
- They are always seen next to each other when they are on a mission or gathered with the Konoha 11.
Neji and Tenten have the same theme song in Part I of the anime, but Neji's theme song is more upbeat, whereas Tenten's theme song has a slower beat.
In Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, there is a chat between Naruto, Gaara, Neji and Tenten in the Friendship Event. Naruto meets Neji, Tenten and Gaara in the Sand Village. When Naruto asks Neji and Tenten what are they doing here, Tenten explains that she and Neji had just finished their mission on delivering a letter to Gaara. Gaara then invites them to join him for lunch. As the four of them sit down to eat, Gaara starts to talk about Neji's rotation. Tenten then begins to describe how amazing Neji's rotation is. As Neji talks about Gaara's ultimate defense, Naruto begins to describe how amazing Gaara's ultimate defense is and Tenten told him that Neji's rotation is better than Gaara's ultimate defense. Naruto and Tenten then have a big argument over who is better. After their meal, they apologize to Gaara for their behaviour. After apologizing, when Naruto told Tenten how nice Gaara is, Tenten told him that Neji is no slouch either and they begins to argue again.
Among the Fans
NejiTen is a relatively popular couple in the fandom. It is one of the most popular pairings involving Neji and the most popular pairing involving Tenten. It's likely supported due to the chemistry between the characters as well as the evidence in the series. However, due to Neji's death and Tenten's lack of a reaction towards his death, the couple's fandom has been dwindling significantly. It's a rival pairing to NejiHina and LeeTen.