Naruto finally manages to hit Neji, but he deflects the attack with the Heavenly Rotation technique and the 360-degree view that the Byakugan gives him. In addition, Neji is able to defend himself by emitting chakra around himself to soften incoming blows.
Being a member of a side branch of the clan, the fact that Neji mastered this technique on his own impressed the head of the Hyuga clan. When Neji demonstrates mastery of the Eight Trigrams Sixty-Four Palm technique, the leader is even more surprised. As a result, Naruto’s chakra is blocked and he is extremely exhausted, but despite the damage sustained, Naruto refuses to give up and lose to someone who, with his enormous power, calls the others losers. Neji decides to tell him about the fate of the Hyuga clan.
Watching the match and remembering her injuries that Neji inflicted on her, Hinata begins to cough up blood. One of the Anbu members offers to help her.