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The Couple

Neji and Tenten - Profile Image

NejiTen (Japanese ネジテン NejiTen) is the term used to refer to the romantic relationship between Neji Hyuuga and Tenten.

Their Relationship

Part I

Chūnin Exam Arc

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Neji and Tenten in a tree.

Neji and Tenten were placed in the same team along with 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.

Part II

Kazekage Rescue Mission Arc

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Neji helps Tenten

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.

Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki Arc

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"Neji! Why did you leave me alone!?"

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.

Evidence

  • They both have confidence in the other's abilities.
  • Neji and TenTen are constantly shown together throughout the series.

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 their strong friendship. 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.

Trivia

  • 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.

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