"Naruto and Hinata" (NARUTO・HINATA) is episode 480 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
A young Naruto walks through Konoha, and is ostracised by the villagers. Naruto is hungry, but doesn't have enough money to go to Ramen Ichiraku, so he runs home. On his way, he passes by Sasuke, who overhears adults talking about Naruto's involvement in the Fourth Hokage's death. Naruto sulks by himself at home, and leaves to train in the forest. Still hungry, Naruto collects several mushrooms, and catches fish in a nearby stream. As he eats them by a fire, he is joined by Hiruzen, unaware he's the Third Hokage. Naruto offers him fish. The two talk over the fire about the world. The next day, Naruto thinks about what Hiruzen told him about the world being much bigger than any one person.
Neji trains in taijutsu with his father. Hizashi calls it a day, despite Neji's insistence in continuing training. Neji asks him about his cousin, and Hizashi tells him it's a girl one year younger than Neji. Hizashi begins telling Neji about his role as a Hyūga. Neji spars with Hinata. Hinata confides in Neji she dislikes training in taijutsu, and he tells her she has an important role as the heiress of the Hyūga. At Hizashi's funeral, Hinata feels for Neji. Hinata wanders off, and ends up meeting Naruto, who walks her home. After Naruto leaves, Hiashi arrives and begins teaching Hinata about the clan.
- Neji is shown without the cursed seal on his forehead after Hinata's third birthday, while it was explicitly stated in manga and previous anime episodes that he got it when Hinata turned three years old.
|Role||Seiyū||English Voice Actor|
|Naruto Uzumaki||Junko Takeuchi||竹内 順子||Takeuchi Junko||Maile Flanagan|
|Sasuke Uchiha||Noriaki Sugiyama||杉山 紀彰||Sugiyama Noriaki||Yuri Lowenthal|
|Iruka Umino||Toshihiko Seki||関 俊彦||Seki Toshihiko||Kyle McCarley|
|Hiruzen Sarutobi||Hidekatsu Shibata||柴田 秀勝||Shibata Hidekatsu||Steve Kramer|
|Hinata Hyūga||Nana Mizuki||水樹 奈々||Mizuki Nana||Stephanie Sheh|
|Neji (child)||Keiko Nemoto||根本 圭子||Nemoto Keiko||Wendee Lee|
|Hiashi Hyūga||Eizo Tsuda||津田 英三||Tsuda Eizō||John DeMita|
|Hizashi Hyūga||Kazuaki Ito||伊藤 和晃||Itō Kazuaki||John DeMita|
|Teuchi||Eisuke Asakura||朝倉 栄介||Asakura Eisuke||Lex Lang|
|Konoha people||Minoru Kawai||河合 みのる||Kawai Minoru|