Neji: (Thinking as he passes out) Everyone... The rest I leave to you.
Kidomaru: (Thinking as he's dying) I haven't been pushed this far since Kimimaro!
Neji: (Thinking as he's running to find Kidomaru) I cannot lose. Even if my enemy is far stronger, even if my body should fail me, I cannot lose. There is a reason I cannot lose!
Naruto: Don't forget, I fought Neji in the Chunin exam. So I know...
Kiba: You know what?
Naruto: That guy is a true genius!
Neji: (Thinking) I'm almost out of chakra. I can't dodge another attack. Is this it?
Neji: (Thinking) He makes no pointless attacks. He's been culling information with every move, and he's discovered the weakness behind my eyes. Impressive! He's the strongest opponent I've ever fought!
Kidomaru: What gives? How could I miss it by fifteen centimeters?
Kidomaru: Ehh, he damaged several of my internal organs, but, I can still move.
Neji: I've had enough. Besides, it's not like I can dodge it anyway, is it?
Neji: You have been the strongest enemy I have ever fought. But, a long time ago, the strongest opponent out of all of the people I have ever fought said this: "You can do it too, because after all, unlike me, you're not a failure!". That's why I cannot lose.
Neji: Because Naruto...it was you...it was you who saved me from the darkness.
Neji: Will I die here?
Neji: 'A trash character's fate is to lose right away'. That's what you said right?
(Kidoumaru coughs up blood)
Neji: Look at this situation. Fate is not something that can be decided by somebody!
(Flashback of birds flying)
(Flashback of Naruto punching Neji)
Neji: Saved me from the darkness... (Neji looks up at the sky and smiles, then coughs up blood)
Naruto: But I know the truth...
Kiba: The truth?
Naruto: Neji, he's a real genius!
Neji: You have been one of the strongest opponents I've ever faced. But, the strongest one said this, "Unlike me you're not a dropout!". That's why I can't lose to you.
YTV Airdate: January 4, 2008
Original Airdate: January 5, 2005
Original Episode: Reason for Not Being Defeated
Romaji Episode Title: Make Rarenai Riyuu
Kanji Episode Title: 負けられない理由
This episode is part of a one-hour broadcast that aired alongside episode 116 in Japan.
Kidomaru dies because Neji lands a successful Jyuuken hit which damages his insides.
When in his Cursed Seal Level 2 form, in the Manga Kidoumaru is stated as having 120% accuracy, which is weird since Tenten, a weapons expert, has 100%.
First real mention of Kimimaro.
Kidomaru is defeated in this episode, he remarks that he he hasn't been beaten so badly since Kimimaro.
To settle the dispute for people who want to know if Neji is dead or not...his seal on his forehead disappears when he dies. Seeing how it did not disappear, he is not dead...yet.
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