|Neji and Hinata|
|Romaji||Neji to Hinata|
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Neji and Hinata (ネジとヒナタ Neji to Hinata) is Chapter 9 of the manga.
- Setting: Konohagakure
Mistaking Hinata for Neji, Lee challenges her to a fight, causing Neji to beat him up. When Lee tries to challenge the real Neji, the two of them end up hitting her and upsetting her, so the team decides to visit her home and apologise. Lee and Guy attempt to cheer Hinata up, but fails as Hinata attacks them instead. Neji answers Tenten's question why he wants to help Hinata, stating that he nearly killed Hinata during chūnin exams, so he wants to help and protect her. At this, Team Guy, along with Kiba, Akamaru and Shino, Hinata's teammates, decide to help her train. Guy offers Hinata one of his jumpsuits, but Neji, fearing the changes this would cause in Hinata's personality, destroys it. Akamaru accidentally pees on Hinata's head, causing Neji to attack Akamaru. Proudly declaring that he doesn't do mistakes, Shino's bugs ends up swarming round the urine on her head, and Neji promptly kills them. Lee decides to help Hinata get over her inability to behave normally around her crush Naruto, and has all the males of the group, except Neji, dress as Naruto in order to do so. Neji intervenes again, but ends up knocking the others into Hinata, causing her to run off again. A group of missing-nin, who want to get hold of the Byakugan, disguise themselves as Naruto in order to lure Hinata to them, so they can kidnap her. Neji manages to save her however, and they are joined by the rest of their group, still wearing their Naruto disguises. In the resulting confusion, Neji and Hinata work together to take everyone else down. Shortly afterwards, Hinata runs into the real Naruto, and faints, causing Neji to beat up Naruto.