"The Adored Elder Sister" (憧れの姉さま, Akogare no Nē-sama) is episode 389 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


After Hinata returns from the Academy, she is passionately welcomed by Hanabi, who immediately invites her to play together. Much to the younger Hyūga's dismay, Hinata has to train with her father, therefore disallowing her to spend time with her sister. The next morning, Hanabi and Natsu walk through the village when they witness Naruto being scolded. As she asks her caretaker why Naruto is treated as an outcast, Hanabi is told to stay away from him. Returning home, Hanabi rushes to finish her work. Afterwards, she peeks on Hinata's training session with Neji and witnesses him trying to harm her, only to be stopped by Hiashi who then activates his curse seal. The Hyūga Elder, noticing that Hanabi was peeking earlier, approaches his granddaughter and explains what had happened as well as the destiny of the Branch Family to protect the Byakugan. Following this event, Hiashi becomes Hinata's sparring partner instead. The Elder voices his concern and notes Hinata is not fit to be the clan's heiress. Hanabi later trains hard on her own, causing the Hyūga Elder to notice and inform her father. Fearing Hinata is not strong enough to become the head of the clan, Hiashi arranges a fight between the two sisters to determine which one of them is worthy of inheriting the title. This duel ultimately ends in Hinata's defeat, causing Hanabi to be declared as the clan's new heiress.


RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi JunkoMaile Flanagan
Hinata HyūgaNana Mizuki水樹 奈々Mizuki NanaStephanie Sheh
Hanabi HyūgaKiyomi Asai浅井 清己Asai KiyomiColleen O'Shaughnessey
Neji HyūgaKoichi Tochika遠近 孝一Tōchika KōichiSteve Staley
Hiashi HyūgaEizo Tsuda津田 英三Tsuda EizōJohn DeMita
Natsu HyūgaKana Uetake植竹 香菜Uetake KanaMegan Hollingshead
ElderGoro Sanada真田 五郎Sanada GorōMichael McConnohie
ShopkeeperShinobu Matsumoto松本 忍Matsumoto ShinobuJohn DeMita
Hyūga shinobiRyuichi Kijima木島 隆一Kijima RyūichiKeith Silverstein

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