Naruto

Season 2 Episode 12

A Failure Stands Tall!

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Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Aug 12, 2006 on TV Tokyo
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Hinata will not give up so easily, especially with Naruto watching her. Will Hinata be willing to give up her own life in order to prove herself, or will the match be stopped before Neji can connect a killing move?

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  • The match between Neji and Hinata comes to an end.

    10
    The match between Neji and Hinata comes to an end. Neji and Hinata have been trading blow for blow and neither seems to have the advantage. Hinata charges and tries to give a decisive blow to Neji. Neji strikes Hinata in the chest where her heart is and she coughs up some blood. She tries again to hit Neji, but he blocks all her attacks. He pulls her sleeve back to reveal where he has been hitting her chakra points and rendering all her attacks useless. He hits her in the chest again and knocks her to the ground. Is Hinata dead??....moreless
  • All Stalkers Must Perish.

    9.4
    I loved this episode, because although Hinata got onwed by Neji, you should of seen everyone's face. They were like omg is that really Hinata and all. It was so funny I love Hinata she is the best Kunoichi ever. I don't know where Kishi gets this from



    Wow, Hinata was so cool in this episode. She was like "pow pow". She should of launched a "Kamehameha!" Oh wait, that's Dragon Ball Z lol. Other than that, I liked the end where Hinata asks Naruto his she was able to change but couldn't finish the sentence, then she blacked out. The scary part was when they said that she was going to die. She is so cute and innocent, I don't know how people can hate her :cry: And then where Naruto swiped his hand to touch the blood, I was like, kill Neji Naruto lol. Good Bye.moreless
  • I loved this episode, because although Hinata got onwed by Neji, you should of seen everyone's face. They were like omg is that really Hinata and all. It was so funny I love Hinata she is the best Kunoichi ever. I don't know where Kishi gets this frommoreless

    10
    Wow, Hinata was so kool in this episode. She was like "pow pow". She should of launched a "Kamehameha!" Oh wait, that's Dragon Ball Z lol. Other than that, I liked the end where Hinata asks Naruto his she was able to change but couldn't finish the sentence, then she blacked out. The scary part was when they said that she was going to die. She is so cute and innocent, I don't know how people can hate her :cry: And then where Naruto swiped his hand to touch the blood, I was like, kill Neji Naruto lol. Good Bye.moreless
  • Hinata is strong.

    9.1
    As Neji and Hinatas battle continues Neji deals a major hit to Hinata as she loses all of her ability to use her charka or to use the gentile fist. Even though she cant use her charka she still wants to show Naruto that she is tough. Hinata than rushes at Neji and Neji land a fatal hit to Hinatas heart. Neji says that Hinatas hits were ineffective. Naruto yells down to Hinata and Hinata gets up. Hinata than tells Neji that she is not the one who is suffering it is Neji. This make Neji mad and he rushes at Hinata. Gai, Kakashi, Kurenai, and Hayate stop him in time thus making Neji the winner. Hinata falls over and the others rush to her. Neji tells Naruto that he should stop his cheering and once a failure always a failure. Naruto than tells Neji that he will defeat Neji for Hinata.moreless
  • The battle between Hinata and Neji ends.

    9.6
    Neji keeps on taking Hinata's self-confidence. Neji, as skillful as he is, disables Hinata's chakra points so then Hinata can't use chakra but Naruto keeps on cheering her.That was a nice moment. Hinata still was loosing because Neji had disabled her chakra points. Hinata tells him that she believed he was suffering because he was batteling with his destiny. Neji was angry and about to make his last move to kill her but four Jonin stoped him before he could deliver the last blow. At that moment I knew something big was going to happen. Hinata's heart went into cardiac arrest and Naruto vowed to avenge her. It was a good episode and I liked the fighting technique that I saw in the fight.moreless
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Colleen O'Shaughnessey

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Ino Yamanaka / Konohamaru

Dave Wittenberg

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Kakashi Hatake

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Shino Aburame (episodes 34+)

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Watch Naruto's position while Hinata is being put on a stretcher. When the medics are just about to put her on the stretcher, Naruto is at her feet to her left. When the medics take her away, he is at her head to her right.

    • While all of the Jounin are holding Neji back, when you look up while Gai's talking ,you can see Kakashi's glove is gone while he's holding Neji's arm.

    • When Kakashi explains the chakra points, or "tenketsu", to Naruto in the Japanese version, he says that there are 361, but in the dub, he says there are 316.

    • Neji's postion keeps changing when he stands still. When we see Neji and Hinata from where Naruto, and the others are, on that balconey, we see Neji at least a half a foot to a foot from the edge of the tile. But when we switch to seeing it from behind Hinata, we see Neji on the edge. This can be determined because his shadow falls right below him, and he and his shadow appear right over the line.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Kakashi: (Describing Neji's style of attack) On the chakra network, there are 316 energy centers or chakra points; and each are only about the size of the head of a pin. Hitting one directly can affect chakra flow either halting it or increasing it, depending on how the attacker strikes the chakra points. Theoretically, doing so allows a ninja to gain complete control over an opponent's chakra flow. But these chakra points, they're undetectable even to my Sharingan eye.
      Sakura: (Shocked) Ah...
      Kakashi: And even beyond his ability to see the chakra points; he is able to target them accurately, even during intense battle.

    • Lee: (Thinking) How was that, Gai-sensei? (Holds up thumb)
      Gai: (Thinking) Good one, Lee! Nice going. (Holds up thumb)

    • Kurenai: Oh, no! She's going into cardiac arrest! Was he really trying to kill her?
      Neji: I wouldn't waste your time glaring at me, when you really should be taking care of her.

    • Neji: Hey you, loser! I have two pieces of advice for you. First of all, if you intend to call yourself a shinobi, stop that stupid cheering of yours. It's disgraceful! And second, once a failure always a failure. You can't change that!

    • Gai: Get a hold of yourself! You promised me you wouldn't let this whole Head Family thing get you riled up!

    • Hinata: You see, I can tell that you're the one...you're suffering much more than I.
      Neji: I what?
      Hinata: You're the one who's all torn up...about the fate of the main and side branches of the Hyuga clan.

    • Neji: What do you think you're doing? If you continue to fight, you're going to die.

    • Gai: It's too bad, but after that blow to the heart...Hinata...is done.

    • Gai: It looks like Neji's going to win this match. This girl just doesn't have what it takes to bring him down.

    • Kakashi: I never imagined there would be someone this powerful here. I'm afraid that even as strong as Sasuke is, he's no match for Neji.

    • Naruto: I had no idea...that Hinata's as tough as she is.
      Lee: She's a lot like you.
      Sakura: You know, come to think of it...she is always watching you.

    • Neji: Look, Hinata...I'm completely out of you league and that won't change. This is what separates the elite from the failures.

    • Kakashi: (Thinking) What's with this kid?
      Kurenai: (Thinking) It can't be!
      Hokage: So...now I see why he's called the most gifted one to emerge from the Hyuga clan.

    • Naruto: Hinata, I give you my word...I vow to win!

    • Hinata: I...never...go back...on my word!
      Naruto: (In flashback) I'm not going to run away!
      Hinata: Because that too is my nindo. My ninja way!

    • Neji: There's no point in acting tough. You're barely able to stand up. I can tell with these eyes that you have carries the destiny known as the Hyuuga Family. You cursed your powerlessness, and blamed yourself. But people cannot change. This is destiny. There's no need to suffer. Let yourself go.
      Hinata: You're wrong, cousin Neji. Because I can see...that you are suffering more than me.
      Neji: What?
      Hinata: You are the one who is confused and suffering inside the fate of the head and branch families.

      ~Japanese version

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