Neji thinks the outcome of the match is a foregone conclusion, but Naruto refuses to give up, rising after his attacks time after time. Neji reiterates that there is no escaping fate, and accuses Naruto of not knowing what it’s like to be branded. However, Naruto knows this like no one else, as the Demon Fox is sealed inside him. He notes that Neji himself resists fate, as instead of protecting Hinata as a member of the main branch, he beats her to a pulp.
As Neji has blocked the chakra flows in Naruto, he turns to the Nine-tail to share his power. Naruto releases a huge amount of chakra, healing his wounds, while Neji, with the help of the Byakugan, tries to figure out where Naruto gets his fresh powers and is horrified by the demonic nature of that chakra. The veteran shinobi watching the fight are also shocked to find out the Ninetail’s aura is the same as it was twelve years ago.
Meanwhile, the Anbu shinobi manages to heal Hinata, and then he forces Kiba to lose consciousness.