Naruto Creator Reveals Why He Killed Off Neji Hyuga

Blog  Naruto Creator Reveals Why He Killed Off Neji Hyuga

Neji was a member of Konohagakure’s Hyuga Clan. He was a very powerful shinobi, but more than that he was a fan favorite. That didn’t stop Masashi Kishimoto from killing the Hyuga prodigy off. During the 4th Great Ninja War, Neji met his death protecting Naruto and Hinata from an incoming Ten Tails attack.

This left the fans heartbroken, as Neji Hyuga was the only one from Konoha 11, who didn’t make it out alive. Masashi Kishimoto explained that Neji’s death was a tool he used to bring Hinata closer to Naruto.

Blog  Naruto Creator Reveals Why He Killed Off Neji Hyuga

Kishimoto goes on to explain that he planned on making Hinata a heroine in Naruto quite a while back, and he thought it was the perfect stage to do so.

Hinata had protected Naruto from Pain as well. She would’ve done the same against the Ten Tails, and met her death, but Kishimoto thought it was better to use Neji as a substitute for Hinata.
Blog  Naruto Creator Reveals Why He Killed Off Neji Hyuga
Neji was used a tool to bring the duo closer together. But, Neji still holds a special place in our hearts.

In order to pay tribute to Neji, Naruto and Hinata named their eldest child,Boruto, after him. In Japanese, Boruto Uzumaki is know as Bolt, a name which carries a similar meaning to Neji which translates into ‘screw.’

What do you guys think about Neji’s sacrifice? Let me know in the comments below.

Source : KuroAshi

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