Naruto 614 shows us that even members like Neji, who are the leading members, are supposed to die to save their comrades. The author is likely to save no one during this war and it’s possible that Neji Hyuga will die during this war after he was struck my a large wooden spike while trying to save Hinata and Naruto!
Naruto 614 begins as everyone is shocked at the message which Shikaku gave to everyone during their last moments. Choji asks Shikamaru if he’s okay, while doing so, he tells him to say nothing more, he tells Ino to do the same. He just tells them to do as his old man told him to do. Naruto asks what happened to them.
Neji arrives to help Naruto, he tells him that he’s the key to this strategy, Naruto quickly asks Neji that he isn’t asking that, but in fact asking what happened to Shikaku and Inoichi. Neji is surprised that he doesn’t know what happened. From this point a large horde of people are flying everywhere behind Naruto. Hiashi quickly gets Neji to flank the right, at this point they both activate their Hakkeshou Kaiten which helps to disturb one of the Ten Tails.
Naruto quickly admires Neji being such a badass and a genius. People quickly find out that they deflected it. Hiashi quickly tells Naruto not to space out because people’s lives are on the line. If they were to lose this battle, it would mean total extermination for them!
Neji quickly tells Naruto that for their strategy to work, they would need Naruto’s strength, Hinata tells him that they’ll protect him. Hiashi tells Naruto not to worry because the Hyuga’s are Konoha’s strongest! Madara tells Obito that he was hoping to attack them before they could finish talking but he isn’t able to control the Ten Tail’s well enough.
Madara reveals that it should be fine until the Ten Tail’s transforms once more. Madara tells Obito that without being a Jinchuuriki, there is no other way to master the Ten Tail, he then reveals that without a living body, and not a Edo Tensei, he will not be able to take control of it.
Obito then talks telling Madara that he could just aim at the Alliance with a Bijuu Dama, being a Suicide, however since Obito is preciously needed by Madara, he isn’t likely to do so, it also means that Obito is needed for him to use the Rinne Tensei. Therefore Madara is at Obito’s Mercy.
Madara quickly tells Obito to quite with his attitude, Obito just reveals that he’s always had that attitude with him plus he has never though of Madara as an ally. Madara just agrees and asks Obito what he wants to do with them now, Obito tells Madara that he wants to cripple them with despair.
At this point, all the 10 Tails, with hands on the end go towards the skies to launch Wooden Element, Piercing Wood which launches a great deal of wooden sticks trying to kill everyone. Everyone tries to evade them when Kitsuchi tells everyone that he can make a Mountain, he just needs to mold more chakra.
It hits Neji’s head band, when Naruto ends one of his Rasen Shuriken which cuts most of the wooden sticks. There are large number of people being protected by large rocks and such, Naruto then sends two more Rasen Shuriken’s which exhausts him. Hinata tries to help and so does Hiashi with his Air Barrier Palm.
It deflects a Tail but it quickly points at Naruto and tries to attack him when Hinata tries to help. Out of nowhere, we notice Neji put himself in the middle of the stick and Hinata and Naruto! He gets critically injured. Hiashi notices this, Kitshuchi enables his Earth Element Mountainous Earth!
Naruto calls for a medic when Neji starts to bleed from all places, he starts to talk to Naruto telling him that Hinata is willing to die for you him, therefore he should keep that in mind, this also means that his life is not his anymore. It also includes Neji’s too!
Naruto asks Neji why he would go so far for Naruto, even to sacrifice his life, Neji tells him that that he was called a Genius At this point, Neji starts to understand the freedom of being able to choose his own death, the mark on his head starts to disappear.
We notice Hinata crying. Obito tells Naruto that he wouldn’t let him kill a single one of his comrades. At the same time, shouting Naruto’s name so he could get his attention. Naruto is seen with a few tear in his eyes while Hinata watches on, at this point, Neji’s life starts to fade away slowly when Naruto 614 ends here.
What a desperate move by Neji, it left him in his dying state, hopefully there is someone somewhere he could at least bring him back to life by saving him while he’s still dying. Can’t wait for next week’s Naruto 615. hopefully we don’t get to see the sad moments from Neji’s past!