Neji is severely wounded by Kidomaru’s arrow. However, he continues to fight; he injects some of his chakra into the guiding thread attached to the arrow, which returns to Kidomaru and paralyzes him. Kidomaru falls from the tree he was hiding in. Neji meets Kidomaru as he reaches Earth and delivers a fatal blow. As Kidomaru’s life fades, Neji explains that he allowed himself to be hit, knowing that Kidomaru would attack from the blind spot and therefore easily avoid the fatal wound. Kidomaru asks if it was worth it, and Neji confirms: this victory and his help to the Sasuke Return Team made his injuries and probable death worth it.