Semi-popular pairing belonging to the Naruto
fandom involving the Characters Hyuuga Neji
Gently but consistently hinted at throughout the series, the pairing has been backed up by hints such as the following few:
The two of them usually shown training and hanging around together; Tenten's admiration and worry for Neji; That Neji, usually quite chauvanistic, respects her; Neji saving Tenten from drowning/holding her up.
Although the pairing seems to be chastised by fans of other pairings involving either Neji
or Tenten (eg - TenLee
) it is one watched closely as one of the top 5 non-yaoi Naruto
Fangirl #1: NejiTen is cool!
Fangirl #2: WTFNOYOUDIDNT! NejiHina!
Fangirl #1: Aaaaahdonttouchme! -Runs away-
A short-hand way to write "Neji x Tenten," referring to an unofficial pairing from the popular anime/manga "Naruto". It consists of Neji Hyuga (also spelled Neji Hyuuga or written Hyuuga Neji) and Tenten, members of Team Guy (also spelled "Gai"). Though this pairing is not canon, fans of this pairing will argue their point by using subtle hints found in the manga or anime. For example, in the anime (and possibly the manga-it's been a while since I read that part) while Neji fights Naruto in the final rounds of the Chunin Exams, Tenten has a narration in her head (for exposition's sake) about Neji's abilities, revealing that she has a large knowledge of his abilites and is very confident in him. She has probably been admiring him for a time by this point, though it is not surprising she knows so much about his abilities, given that they are teamates. Another prime example is in the Rescue Gaara arc in Shippuden, when Neji rescues Tenten from drowning in a water sphere, and then supports her when she nearly falls. However, this is probably not a good example for fans of the pairing, as Neji also recues himself and Lee, and is only shown supporting Tenten in the anime. Tenten is also shown to be caring towards Neji and like him perhaps more than the other members of her team, Guy-Sensei and Rock Lee, who seem to annoy her.more...
In my own personal opinion, despite its popularity, I think this pairing is utter crap. I find Tenten's narrative and obvious (and unrequited (sp?)) inter...