Chunin Exam Arc
Neji and Tenten were placed in the same team along with Rock Lee. It was shown that during the Chunin Exams, Neji had specifically told them to find some information on scrolls, and then come back to their designated spot. When Tenten and Neji had come back, but Lee hadn't, they had gone to sleep instead. It was shown that they had shared the tree.
After the Forest of Death, Tenten and Neji decided to help each other. Tenten had helped Neji perfect his Eight Trigrams: Palms Revolving Heaven.
During his fight with Kidomaru, Neji noted how hard it was to fight without Tenten watching his blindspot.
Kazekage Rescue Arc
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 save Tenten and help her.
Return of Madara Arc
After seeing how hot-blooded Guy is, Tenten thought about nothing good will happen when she is with the Guy and Lee. She then thought about Neji asking him that why did he leave her alone.
- 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 anime but Neji's theme song is more upbeat whereas Tenten's theme song has a slower beat.
- In Naruto Shippuden: Legends: Akatsuki Rising, Itachi told Neji and Tenten that they are a cute couple.
- In Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, there is a chat between Naruto, Gaara, Neji and Tenten in the Friendship Event. Naruto meet Neji,Tenten and Gaara at the Sand Village. When Naruto ask Neji and Tenten what are they doing here, Tenten explain that she and Neji had just finish 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 start to talk about Neji's rotation. Tenten then begins to describe how amazing Neji's rotation is. As Neji talks about Gaara's ultimate defence, Naruto begins to describe how amazing Gaara's ultimate defence is and Tenten told him that Neji's rotation is better than Gaara's ultimate defence. 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 fairly popular couple in the fandom. It is one of the most popular Neji pairings and the most popular Tenten one. 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.