The day of the continuation of the Chuunin Exams has finally arrived. Naruto wakes up, thinking about today’s fight with Neji, as he is a very strong opponent. On his way to the stadium, he decides to stop by the training ground and meets Hinata there. They start a conversation in which Naruto expresses his worries about fighting Neji, as he is a “genius” and Naruto is a “loser”. But Hinata’s words that his “non-idealness” is what drives him forward inspire him and he rushes to the exam site once again. At the stadium, he stands next to the rest of the exam participants, greeting the spectators.