precious hyuuga family

Hinata Hyuga week, day 6: My Ninja Way

There comes a day when Hinata succeeds her father. She and Neji work together to unite the main and branch houses, starting with the Hyuuga head herself.

The sun is about to set when two figures stand in the middle of the Hyuuga compound, an entire clan of white eyes fixated on them as Neji draws the seal upon Hinata’s forehead.

From then on, all those within their clan bear the seal. It no longer carries the stigma it once did as there’s no one alive who knows how to activate it.

Until now, we’ve barely heard about Hanabi Hyuuga. Excluding the spinoff and the upcoming movie, she’s only appeared once since shippuden in a dream sequence. So why are we making such a big deal about Hanabi?

Because she has so much potential as a character! Here we have a female character from a bloodline clan with some fascinating dynamics, and we never hear of her.

We could have seen her support Hinata and Neji as they shake the foundations of their clan and uproot an archaic and unfair system. We could watched from Hanabi’s perspective, as Hinata and her generation become major players and take their villages future in their own hands. And there’s the added complexity between them as Hanabi as the younger, talented sibling, who seems to be pushed as the preferred clan leader - except she doesn’t seem anything but supportive towards her elder sister. Surely they would have been pitted against each other at some point. Maybe they had been raised knowing the one who didn’t succeed their father would eventually be sealed too, except neither of them were willing to see the other sister suffer. 

In a manga fixated on brothers, we could have seen a bond between sisters

hakkesho  asked:

wAIT MAYBE KISHI DIDN'T 4GET HANABI'S HAIR IS SHORT. WHAT IF HINATA DOESN'T KNOW HANABI HAS CUT HER HAIR BC SHE DIDN'T GET TO SEE HER WHEN SHE LEFT FOR THE WAR (OUT ON MISSION W/PAPA)? WHAT IF IT'S A CHANGE SHE ONLY GETS TO SEE AFTER THE WAR? WAT IF HANABI CUT HER HAIR IN MEMORY OF HER SIS & TO HONOR HER STRENGTH (SHE WANTS TO BE LIKE HER BIG SIS) ONCE SHE HEARD ABOUT HOW HARD HER COUSINS FOUGHT IN THEIR CHUNIN EXAMS. WAT IF HANABI ONLY STARTS WEARING NEJI'S OLD SHIRT ONCE SHE FINDS OUT HE DIED.

nooooooooooooo