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Naruto Chapter 614: Goodbye, Old Friend by behindinfinity Naruto Chapter 614: Goodbye, Old Friend by behindinfinity


(Mostly for people who only watch the anime! May it not be said I didn't warn you)

If you would like some background on this photo series, read on. Here's a summary of what happened in that manga chapter:

Uchiha Obito executes Mokuton: Sashiki no Jutsu (Wood Release: Cutting Technique) using the Ten-Tailed Beast, and rains down massive wooden spikes onto the Konoha ninja. The Hyugas are fighting hard to defend against the barrage of deadly projectiles, but the Ten-Tails pinpoints an attack towards a fallen Naruto. It is too fast for anyone to catch with their barrier techniques, so Hinata jumps in front of Naruto to use her body as a shield. However, someone else intercepts to take the fatal blows.

Naruto stares in disbelief over the realization that the genius of the Hyuga clan gave up his life to save him. With his final breaths, Neji speaks to Naruto.

"Hinata-sama is... willing to die for you, Naruto...
So keep in mind... that your life... is not your own... anymore
Now, it also... includes... mine."

Next in this photo series:

I've mentioned before that the Naruto series has had a great impact on my being more understanding towards others. When Neji was first introduced, I hated him with a passion. I felt like there was no way I would ever grow to like this character. But as the story progressed and I learned more of how he came to be the way he was, I understood. And when eventually he allowed Naruto's words to change him, it made me feel that there is hope for people to redeem themselves if someone exerts enough effort to get through to them. Even if it is a person they used to look down upon. Everybody deserves a little understanding. I proved myself wrong and Neji became one of my favorites.

Upon reading this chapter in the manga, I felt like I had lost an old friend who taught me valuable lessons.


:iconweakman: Dom as Hyuga Neji
:iconjaroukasama: Yuu as Hyuga Hinata
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin as Uzumaki Naruto
(Bloody makeup on everyone, and photo processing also by me)

:iconhuzafan: Erving
:iconhappy-hario: Marko
:iconz3llll: z3LL

Thank you also to these wonderful people for the company!
:iconangelace9: :iconflamable77: :iconballistashark: :iconlunaru:

The three of us cosplaying for this shoot had a great attachment to Neji, so we wanted to do this shoot to say goodbye to an old friend. This is also the first time we've attempted something so emotional, so it was definitely a break from the norm. There was still a lot of laughing behind the scenes, though.

More pictures from this shoot to come! THE PAIN IS FAR FROM OVER

Other recent Naruto photos:

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WennMacTire Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student General Artist
sorrowful :"O
FaerianaShalanor Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It took no more than a half a second for tears to start forming and rolling down my face. This is just simply breathtaking 
luciajung0158 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Writer
Ouch. Right in the feels... Bleedrainbow 
But wonderful work though!
nicoxmel Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Nooooooo!!!! Don't throw salt in that wound! ;_;
nicoxmel Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Nooooooo!!!! Don't throw salt in that wound! ;_;
HyuugaManndy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
<font><font>i love it T^T </font></font>
Azley Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shit I want this as a movie - you guys are brilliant! :thumbsup:
DarkHeartCosplay Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student Artist
oh my god im crying omg omg omg omg omg omg
Sacha31 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh wow!!! Great!! This is so great!!!
Chro-Naritaka Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
OMG! Awesome cosplays guys!
I haven't read/watched Naruto in forever (don't plan to finish ) but I know the characters and that's so sad and moving ;3;
You guys did such a great job with the photos to get that scene :D
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