Naruto

Season 8 Episode 12

The Byakugan Sees the Blind Spot!

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Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Aug 23, 2008 on TV Tokyo
8.9
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With Naruto defeated, Hinata decides to join the fight. Will she be able to defeat the second evil ninja? And what of the princess?

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  • Go Hinata-chan!

    8.0
    Hinata gets her big moment and finally takes down a powerful villainous Janin, named Jiga. Someone that messed Naruto up with his electromagnetic genjutsu and threw him around like a doll. Hinata shows growth by defeating him. Much more powerful than Suzembachi whom Hinata only held back for Naruto to beat later. But this time, she beats someone herself to save Naruto. Now with Jiga out of the way, it's time for the big bad to come out: Renga.



    Renga's shows up with some of his amazing skills, which we'll learn about next. Alright showing he can stand on air (with _ _ _), omnipresent-like, yeah, this guy will be some work.



    The animation on this episode seemed to be lacking a little as the episodes before looked better than this, but still, it was fine.moreless
  • Hinata killed a guy!!!

    10
    Granted, since this is just a filler arc, it doesn't count anything towards the real story line, but Hinata killed a guy!!! We all knew she had that inner flame burning inside of her, and we all knew she was perfectly capable of kicking some butt, but I personally never thought that she would actually kill someone! It's not like she couldn't, I just didn't think she would have the heart to! So frankly, I was very shocked when she magnatized that guy and he died in his own magnent sand. Well, after Hinata killed that guy, there was only one brother left. The head honcho. Will Naruto be able to take him down?!?moreless
  • Hinata shows how strong she is.

    10
    Jiga keeps knocking Naruto down. He eventually almost crushes Naruto and Hinata jumps in to defend Naruto. Jiga tells her that he will spare both of them if she will tell him where the princess is. Hinata refuses and Jiga attacks her. She is able to defend against his first attack and when he throws his chained mace at her, she grabs it and is pulled to him where she uses her Gentle Fist Jutsu. It seems to have no effect on Jiga and he then throws her against the wall. He uses his magnetism to attack her with several kunai and Hinata...moreless
  • Pretty exciting

    9.0
    This episode was exciting, showing Hinata's true potential as a shinobi. She has been slowing progressing as a ninja, surprising us with every new mission. An example in particular in this episode was her ability to assess her situation and discover the magnet users weakness through using her Byakuugan abilities. She is slowly catching up to her cousin Neji and should make the Hyuuga clan proud. Everyone is gaining more faith in her abilities, most noticeably Naruto (much to Hinata's delight). He shows this when he tells Haruna that he will protect her because he promised Hinata. However, honestly I don't think that Haruna is worth it due to the way she treats Naruto, but then again i guess Naruto is just more honorable than I am :Pmoreless
  • Oh. My. God.

    10
    I don't care if this review doesn't work. Oh my god, Hinata just kicked that guy's arse. Woah. Naruto lost to Jiga very fast, but Hinata kicked his butt to a major level. Wow. I am seriously speechless. This episode was perfect. Completely perfect. I cannot comprehend this episode, only stare with my mouth open. My mind is in utter shock. Hinata. Just. Kicked. A$$. Now this is what I have been waiting for. Not only did Hinata manage to show how she has grown, but has done it in front of Naruto. Yay Naruto and Hinata. I am going to go to sleep now, this episode has left me in a dazed state. Dang. Hinata rules.moreless

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    • Naruto: Uh oh! (Grabs Haruna and dodges an attack) What was that?!
      Renga: Bravo! I must commend you for anticipating that attack.
      Naruto: Who's that?! Where are you?!
      Renga: (Laughs and appears above them) I'm right up here. You were so close, but you'll never reach that village now. I'm afraid your journey ends here.

    • Haruna: But I was sure that protecting me wasn't part of your mission. If that's true, why are you doing this?
      Naruto: It's just the way we are. We don't like it when we see somebody getting a raw deal, even if that somebody isn't maybe...well...the nicest person in the world.

    • Haruna: I depend on no one. I will do this on my own.
      Naruto: Hold on! I'm coming with you. Like it or not, I made a promise to Hinata and I'm going to protect you.
      Haruna: To Hinata?
      Naruto: She got pretty badly injured fighting that second ninja who was after you.
      Haruna: She what?!

    • Hinata: Our mission is far from being over. There's still Princess Haruna. You must find her and protect her.
      Naruto: Don't worry. I'm gonna take care of it and I swear to you by this headband that I'll make sure that nothing happens to her. Besides, I can't let you go around making me look bad.
      Hinata: Of course not.

    • Naruto: Say, where did Mr. Magnet Man get off to?
      Hinata: He won't bother us anymore. He's buried under the sand.
      Naruto: He's what?! You mean you did it?! You really beat him?!
      Hinata: Yeah... I mean I did what I could.
      Naruto: Man Hinata, you're amazing! You saw how well I handled him.
      Hinata: You don't know what that means coming from you, Naruto.

    • Choji: Hinata, are you okay?
      Naruto: Hinata! Hinata!
      Hinata: (Comes to) Naruto, you're here? And Choji? Yurinojou? You did this... You this this all just for me?
      Naruto: Sure. What'd you expect? What do you think friends are for?

    • Jiga: What... What the devil's going on?!
      Hinata: Just now I hit one of your chakra points, disrupting the flow of chakra through you body. And now your body is a powerful magnet that you can't switch off.
      Jiga: That's why you led me to this canyon full of iron sand. Make it stop!
      (Jiga is covered completely by the sand)

    • Jiga: Little fool, you annoy me. I've changed my mind, I'm going to finish you off now.

    • Jiga: Enough of this, playtime's over. Give up! Can't you see it's pointless?
      Hinata: Not while there is still breath left in my body. Giving up is not part of my ninja way.
      Jiga: It's your funeral.

    • Hinata: (Thinking) He's too powerful, I could never defeat him. Can I even survive against him?

    • Jiga: I thought so. That's the Byakugan of the Leaf Village, huh? Interesting. The famous Byakugan, huh? Let's see how it works. Can you see your way out of this?

    • Naruto: Get out of here! Go on.
      Hinata: (Shakes her head) I'm not gonna leave you.
      Naruto: Hinata, he's too strong, more than you can handle.
      Hinata: No way! I won't let him have you!

    • Hinata: Naruto!
      Jiga: Save your breath, he can't hear you. My magnetic sand interferes with the electric impulses in his brain. Ha! Hear you, right now he can't even think straight.

    • Naruto: Okay, now you've made me mad.
      Jiga: Stubborn little brat. (Uses magnetized stones to hit Naruto) Huh, you won't get up again.
      Hinata: Naruto!
      Naruto: I hate to disappoint you...
      Jiga: Hey, impressive. At least you have some spirit.

    • Hinata: The only ones going to the spirit world...are you and I!

    • Jiga: I'm disappointed. This wasn't worth my time. So tell me, where did you hide the girl? If you talk, I'll spare you. That kid, too. If you save him now, he will not die.
      Naruto: Run away... Hinata...
      Jiga: Well then, talk! You don't want to save that kid? Or do you think that you can beat me?
      Hinata: (Thinking) If I did talk, Naruto would never forgive me.
      Jiga: Well then, I will force you to talk! I'll change your brainwaves with a strong magnetic field. And regardless of how you move, the magnetic polarity will change accordingly. So, it's pointless to run away!

      ~Japanese version

    • Jiga: Well then, it's about time to finish this game! Well, let's settle this quicklly!
      Hinata: I will never give up! That is my ninja way!
      Jiga: How useless.
      Hinata: How dare you do that to Naruto?! I will not forgive you!

      ~Japanese version

    • Jiga: Its pointless! Your voice will not reach him. A human's brain has faint cavities that allow currents to follow through them, allowing the brain to function. If I change the magnetic polarity, the interference that it creates will stop his ability to think! And this chain is filled with strong magnetism. Go get buried!
      (Slams Naruto into side of valley)
      Hinata: Naruto, are you okay? Thank goodness!

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: The second one of those criminals came and attacked. I got defeated.
      Choji: What happened to Hinata and the Princess?
      Naruto: That's right! I can't stay here!

      ~Japanese version

    • Third evil ninja: Yes, I've found you! It's impossible to run away from me.
      (Choji reches for a Kunai and is hit by something that makes him cough up blood)
      Hinata: Choji!
      Third evil ninja: Stop this futile resistence. I'll take you guys as hostages. We'll take these guys back to the castle.
      Henchman: Yes!

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: How dare you do that?!
      Jiga: Annoying brat! Now you can't stand.
      Hinata: Naruto!

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: Hinata, that's incredible! And against a person that I couldn't stand up to at all...
      Hinata: To get praised by Naruto... Naruto, this...
      Naruto: This is my forehead protector.

      ~Japanese version

    • Hinata: (Thinking) Naruto, I will definitely come back to rescue you. However, there's too big of a difference in strength between that person and myslef! He's not an opponent I can defeat! He's catching up to me already! What should I do? This is... iron sand? I see. That person's technique is able to convert the things he touches into magnets after touching his body. The reason why he didn't attack me earlier was so that he could get rid of the iron sand that was in his body. If I could get around it, he would drown in his own iron sand. His attack patterns are a combination of Magnetic Ninja Arts and Iron Sand Illusionary Techniques. He switches his magnetic power on and off so that his own body will not become a magnet. In that case, there is one way to defeat him!

      ~Japanese version

    • Hinata: Naruto, I will definitely rescue you.
      Naruto: Hinata!

      ~Japanese version

    • Hinata: The ones going to Hell are you and me!

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: I will not lose, Hinata!

      ~Japanese version

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