Naruto

Season 2 Episode 26

Ultimate Defense: Zero Blind Spot!

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Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Nov 18, 2006 on TV Tokyo
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Naruto begins his assault with his Shadow Clones but Neji analyzes Naruto's actions and determines the real one. Much to his surprise the one he thought was real is a fake as well. Naruto manages a sneak attack, but fails when Neji finds a way to counter it. Unable to figure out why Naruto won't admit his defeat, he takes off his headband and reveal a mysterious mark on his forehead. Neji reveals the truth about his hatred towards the main family of the Hyuga Clan.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Neji teaches Naruto a lesson about the Hyuuga family...during the frikkin fight.

    8.0
    It is Naruto vs. Neji, shadow replication vs. the byukugan. Neji underestimated Naruto's skills, but even with a cleverly thought up plan, Neji's advanced ninja techniques that are on par with jounin level techniques overwhelm Naruto. The entire Hyuuga family is taken by storm when they see him perform the divination wind. For some reason Neji decides to tell Naruto about his family history and how fate decides everything.



    The episode opened up with what seemed like a promising battle, and then Neji had to tell a story. I hate it when things like this happen; after two people duke it out for a while, one of them decides to tell them about their sorrowful past and the battle ends with that person changing his views on life completely. Sure I guess Neji's story is pretty sad, but he should be pounding Naruto into the ground, not telling his frikkin past.moreless
  • Neji is unstoppable

    8.8
    First it looked like Neji was going to defeat Naruto and win the battle. However Naruto thought of a move that fooled Neji. Then Neji Hyuga does the heavenly spin. Now tenten is cheering for him. HIashi says that the heavenly spin was only taught to the main heir, but he learned it through simple observation. Neji is incredible. HIs attacks are more dynamic and he seemed unstoppable. Also that 64 palms heavenly attack was really a true power. Naruto just stood there. It was incredible. Hiashi even said that Neji was talented. He will surpass the hyuga's. naruto hang in there.moreless
  • Neji's technique's are on defense.

    7.5
    First it looked like Neji was going to defeat Naruto and win the battle. However Naruto thought of a move that fooled Neji. Then Neji Hyuga does the heavenly spin. Now tenten is cheering for him. HIashi says that the heavenly spin was only taught to the main heir, but he learned it through simple observation. Neji is incredible. HIs attacks are more dynamic and he seemed unstoppable. Also that 64 palms heavenly attack was really a true power. Naruto just stood there. It was incredible. Hiashi even said that Neji was talented. He will surpass the hyuga's. naruto hang in there.moreless
  • Here comes Part 4 of my 5-Part Review Special!....

    9.5
    Announcer: Welcome back, everyone! This is the Naruto Top Five Countdown, where the top five Naruto Episodes from seasons 1 thru 5 are counted down. At number 2 is another Flashback Episode. Only this time, Naruto finds himself battling against the formidable Neji Hyuga, who uses gentle fist-style taijutsu and a powerful spinning chakra shield which seems to thwart Naruto's every attack! Then, Neji reveals a curse mark on his forehead. He then reveals how he got it aannndddd.....He mentions the Cloud Shinobi for the first time! To find out what happened between the Cloud Shinobi and Neji's family, watch this episode either on the You Tube site or check it out in its raw Japanese Version on the Naruto TV site. This episode is from Season 3...It is episode number 8: Ultimate Defense: Zero Blind Spot! We will be right back after these commercial messages and...When we return, we will reveal our choice for the number 1 episode thus far...So, don't touch that dial!moreless
  • Naruto learns the history of Neji's clan.

    10
    Naruto uses multiple shadow clones to attack Neji. Neji thinks he knows which clone is the real Naruto and charges at the one that has stayed back and not attacked. But this Naruto is a clone too. The real Naruto and a clone come at Neji from above and Naruto hits Neji but it seems like there is some kind of shield protecting Neji. Naruto is thrown back and his last clone disappears. Neji then uses his Sixty Four Palms attack to close all sixty four of Naruto's chakra points. Naruto still gets up to Neji's amazement. They have a short conversation and Neji tells Naruto his clan's history...moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • How chould Tenten know about Gaara's sand armor when she didn't watch the match? She wasn't there to see it because she lost against Temari.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Neji: Your destiny was decided the moment I was chosen as your opponent.

    • Neji: You see, this is more than a mark that we wear. It is also the instrument by which they keep us in our place. We live in the fear that they will use this curse mark to turn our brains into jelly anytime they wish. Fear, that is what we live with; and we live with it every day. Only in death are we free of it. This is how the power of the Byakugan is kept sealed away.

    • Neji: It was there, on the day the heir to the head of the household turned three, that the curse mark was put on me, and I was made a bird in a cage.

    • (Naruto stands after taking the 64 Palms attack from Neji)
      Neji: Impossible! How could he...
      Naruto: I told you, I just don't know when to give up.

    • Ino: What a fool! I almost thought he could win.

    • Hiashi: (Thinking about Neji) To think that Hyuga's Kekkei Genkai would find its purest form in this child of the lesser branch of the clan, a child banished from the line of succession. Truly my brother, you have been denied from what is rightfully yours.

    • Neji: Stop this madness! You'll only get more of the same. I have nothing against you personally.
      Naruto: Ha, that's touching! You're going to make me cry! Anyway, I got plenty against you!

    • Neji: This is the end for you. You're in range, and you can't escape my eight trigrams.

    • Kiba: All right! Way to go, Naruto!
      Hinata: Naruto...

    • Kabuto: (Removes a dead Anbu's mask) Put on a great show will you Naruto? You know, I got a tough job to do, and I'd like to be entertained while I doing it.

    • Neji: There's only one fate that everyone possesses...and that is death.

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: I'm not good at giving up.

      ~Japanese version

  • NOTES (8)

    • Poland Airdate: May 9, 2008

    • Jetix UK Airdate: April 30, 2007

    • YTV Airdate: December 29, 2006

    • Original Airdate: December 3, 2003

    • Original Episode Title: Zero blind spots! Another absolute defense!
      Romaji Episode Title: Shikaku Zero! Mou Hitotsu no Zettai Bougyo
      Kanji Episode Title: 死角ゼロ!もうひとつの絶対防御

    • In the manga, the symbol on Neji's forehead was one symbolizing Buddha. However, because it looked so much like a swastika, it was changed to an "X" in the anime. On a similar note, the American Shonen Jump edited the image in the manga as well to resemble that of the anime. Interestingly enough, the American Shonen Jump later changed it back when they released the 12th graphic novel.

    • We discover why Neji hates the Hyuuga Clan Main Branch. He hates them because they killed his father instead of Hiashi as a payment to the Cloud Village for killing their leader when he attempted to kidnap Hinata.

    • Kaiten is a hijutsu of the Hyuuga Souke. Neji is a person of the Bunke. Also, the Hakke Rokujyuuyonshou is also a hijutsu of the Souke. Learning these two hijutsus really makes him stand out as a true genius.

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