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 pointed out that Neji and Tenten are a cute couple.
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.