what do you think about nejis death and how the hyuga problem was handled? i was personally terribly disappointed
It was handled terribly. I’d have to actually go back and reread the chapters to refresh my memory (which is never gonna happen) but basically no justice was served at all. IMO it would have been way better if Hiashi died saving Neji as some kind of symbolic gesture to indicate that the “branch family” bullshit they had pedaled for years was done and over with and also pay some sort of penance for what happened to Hizashi. But frankly it just would have been nice to see old grandpa Headass go.
Neji didn’t even really get to have an arc. They set up such a cool backstory and had all that meaningful talk about choosing your own destiny and then they completely screw him. He dies protecting the main family which leaves such a bad taste in my mouth - what kind of message is that. He died doing exactly what they told him he was born to do. Exactly what his father died doing. Never mind the fact that the real reason he died was because Kishimoto had to axe someone for the obligatory “rallying of the troops” scene and Neji was the only one who had enough pre established history to make you care but not enough screen time to be considered an essential character. They didn’t give him any respect at all and its gross honestly. He was just a plot device.