BackgroundHanabi was born on March 27 when her sister is three years old. She is the younger daughter of the Hyuga clan's head, Hyuga Hiashi and his unnamed wife. While always looking up to her older sister, Hyuga Hinata, and wanting to spend more time with her, but Hinata's duties as the future heir to Hyuga clan made it hard for the two sisters to have any time together. Watching Hinata and seeing her as strong yet so kind, Hanabi was inspired to be more like Hinata and began training herself. While often watching Hinata train secretly, she also spied on Hinata as she would often leave home to watch Uzumaki Naruto from a far, making Hanabi wonder why her older sister admired the young social outcast so much.
Later, Hanabi was horrified to learn about the hatred that the Branch house of the clan felt towards the Main house and the usage of the Hyuga's cursed seal to keep the Branch members under control. During sparring sessions between Hanabi and her sister, Hanabi's talent began to shine, amazing everyone by being about on par with her older sister. Later, as Hinata's progress began to be questioned after a strong beating by Neji during training, the Hyuga Elder suggested training Hanabi to be the heir. Ultimately, a duel was held between Hanabi and Hinata to decide the future of their clan. While Hinata found an opening to win the fight, she hesitated to strike down her sister, allowing Hanabi to counterattack and win the duel, much to Hanabi's distaste at hurting her sister.
Ultimately, as Hanabi showed more talent and confidence than her elder sister Hinata, their father decided to make Hanabi the heiress to the clan, and instead focused his grueling training regime on her instead of her sister, whose training he considered to be a waste of time. As Hanabi continued to train under her father, believing the words of her grandfather that all a tied to a unchanging fate, Hanabi became determined to prove herself worthy of being the next head of the Hyuga Clan.
PersonalityHanabi's character was not expanded on in the manga very much. In the anime, Hanabi seems to be a quiet, polite and respectful girl, although she seems to open up to people a bit easier than her sister. Unlike how Hinata once was, Hanabi is more confident in her abilities. In the anime, since a young age, Hanabi adored her elder sister, always wanting to spend time with Hinata and became sad when she learned the harsh conditions Hinata had to endure. When Hanabi learned of the harsh nature the Hyuga lived by and that she would be expected to lead her clan, Hanabi gradually became more hardened, viewing similar to Neji's original in pre-destined fate and its inescapable nature, determined to not let her clan down as the future leader.
Later, after seeing her sister rise beyond everyone's expectations and grow so strong, Hanabi regained much of her previous joyful demeanor. Also in the anime, she gained a great deal of respect for the social outcast, Uzumaki Naruto. This cause Naruto to not only change the views of both Neji and Hinata for the better but to inspire them. This also convince Hanabi of being able to shape her own fate, along with learning that her older sister has been in love with Naruto since her childhood. She is also supportive of Hinata's feelings for Naruto, as shown two years after the war. While preparing for Naruto and Hinata's wedding, it's reveal that Hanabi is a "fashionable young woman and extravagant in her tastes". At Naruto and Hinata's wedding, she happily welcomed Naruto in to the family while holding a portrait of Neji. She even calls Naruto "Big Bro" after he had rescue her and Hinata from Toneri.
She is shown to dote on her niece and nephew Himawari and Boruto gushing over them when they came to visit the Hyuga estate. At the same time, she encourages them to be independent and only ask for help with their problems only after they tried everything else. Hanabi also takes great pride in her cooking. Overall, Hanabi still has a strong compassion for Boruto, strongly wanting to see him succeed. To which, she has developed a strong bond with Sarutobi Konohamaru, who also sees Boruto as a younger brother.
AppearanceIn the manga, Hanabi has dark black hair like her father. However in the anime, Hanabi has dark brown hair. She has long parted bangs with a single lock of hair falling into her face. She also has large, white eyes - a trait shared by all members of her clan. In the anime, her eyes have a hint of lilac in them. In Part I, she was seen wearing a sleeveless, blue v-neck shirt, with mesh armor underneath and blue shorts and sandals. During Part II, Hanabi had cut her hair short and wore a modified version of her original outfit and had a tan vest jacket with white wristbands on both hands. Her footwear was shinobi sandals with white bands around her ankles.
In the Invasion of Pain Arc, while Hanabi was with her father for political matters, she wore a light yellow kimono with light violet painted textures, a red-orange obi with a green cord around, and white tabi with sandals. Hanabi also had a pink flower hair clip attached to her hair on the left side.
Two years after the Fourth Shinobi War, her hair has grown significantly longer, reaching past her back and both of her bangs are tied in a pink ribbon. She wears a tannish long sleeve kimono shirt with red-orange flames on it with a matching skirt, along with a white strap around her waist.
Years later, Hanabi has grown noticeably taller and now wears her hair with shorter bangs in the front reaching her chin to frame her face while the rest of her hair which she keeps in a ponytail and reaches her shins. She wears a yellow kimono blouse, a traditional long red skirt held closed by a simple white obi.
Though not much is known of her full capabilities, her father Hiashi noted at the time he delivered Hinata into Kurenai's care, that Hanabi had shown much more potential than her sister and was more suited for the role of heiress. Even though she was stronger than Hinata during Part I, Hiashi noted that Hanabi is not that strong against Neji. Her growth-rate greatly impressed her entire clan, making many wonder if she should be the heiress before it was even brought into official question. In later years, her talent was further shown as while still training to become the heiress, she also became a sensei for Team 15, proving her abilities to multitask.
From a young age, Hanabi showed quick growth and strong instincts in hand-to-hand combat, greatly impressing her clan. Despite not originally not gaining intense training from their father at the time like her older sister, Hanabi soon became able to fight on par with Hinata through sheer solo training. In the anime, she was able to defeat Hinata in their sparring duel (albeit this partial stemmed from Hinata's reluctance to harm her sister). Between her raw talent and rigorous training from Hiashi, Hanabi gradually became very proficient in Gentle Fist. In the anime, during a duel with Boruto, she showed considerable grace and precision, able to effortlessly dodge and parry all of his attacks used alongside his shadow clones. In the anime, she could perform several of her clan's advanced hiden techniques, able to block or repel anything in her immediate vicinity using the Eight Trigrams Palms Revolving Heaven, or attack a target from a distance using the Eight Trigrams Vacuum Palm.
As a member of the Hyuga clan, Hinabi possesses the Byakugan: a dojutsu kekkei genkai which grants her an almost 360° field of vision (with the exception of a small blind spot), x-ray vision and the ability to see the chakra pathway system. While a common trait for her clan, Hanabi's Byakugan is noted by her father to be very powerful, almost as great as her cousin Neji's. Hanabi herself is also very confident about her Byakugan, claiming that its perception is as good as any fully grown Hyūga's. Toneri Ōtsutsuki described her Byakugan as being "very pure" and specifically targeted her Byakugan in order to awaken the Tenseigan. During her duel against Boruto, Hanabi's Byakugan showed a noticeable resistance to flash bombs, quickly recovering to counter Boruto's attempted sneak attack.
Naruto (Part I)
Chunin Exam arc
In the anime, as Hanabi continued arduously pushing herself to become stronger, she learned of Hinata entering the Chunin Exams. Later, Hanabi learned to her horror that Hinata was badly injured facing Neji. When Hanabi went to visit Hinata in the hospital, she was amazed to learn that Hinata was determined to change herself and refused to give up even against a stronger opponent like Neji, wanting to be more like Naruto.
Later, Hanabi watched Neji's match against Uzumaki Naruto during the final round of the Chunin Exams with her father, and was amazed to see that he had learned powerful secret techniques on his own. In the anime, Hanabi was also amazed at Naruto's determination to exceed everyone's expectations of him, much like Hinata. It was also indicated that she knew nothing about the failed attempt to kidnap Hinata that had resulted in Hizashi's death, mostly because she wasn't born at that time, as she did not know how her father could still be alive after the Land of Lightning demanded his death.
Pre-Shippuuden Filler arc
Hanabi appeared two more times in the anime; at the funeral of the Third Hokage. After the Invasion of Konoha, while Hanabi became conflicted by the various believes of destiny, she was shocked to see Neji, a branch member who openly despised the Main House, willingly help Hinata train and also voice his changed opinion about destiny thanks to Naruto. She was also seen at Tsunade's inauguration as the next Hokage, standing with her cousin Neji and his team-mate Tenten.
Naruto Shippuuden (Part II)
Hidan & Kakuzu arc
In the anime, as Hanabi began to struggle learning the Eight Trigrams Palms Revolving Heaven, Hanabi began to get discouraged. She later heard about how much stronger Naruto had become in facing the Akatsuki and began inspiring everyone to follow from his example. Hanabi was amazed to watch Hinata do just that, mastering more advanced Hyuga techniques all in the effort of keeping up with Naruto.
Invasion of Pain arc
During Pain's attack on Konoha, Hanabi was away with her father during a mission. In the anime, while she and her father were dealing with political matters between the Hyuga and allied clans, they received word about the attack. Upon returning the village, they were horrified at the level of destruction following the attack and even more surprised to hear that no one died. What truly amazed Hanabi and her father was that it was Uzumaki Naruto who saved everyone, after he was protected and inspired by Hinata who risked her life to help Naruto. Later, seeing Hinata grow so strong and determined yet retained her kindness, Hanabi was very happy for her sister in finding her own path, becoming determined to do the same. In the spirit of this, she cheerfully asked her father to train her, to which the father proudly agreed.
Fourth Shinobi War arc
In the anime, Hanabi was able to proudly wish her sister good luck before she headed off to fight in the war. Later, when Madara trapped almost everyone in his Infinite Tsukuyomi, Hanabi appeared alongside a still alive Neji in Hinata's dream, spying on the latter and Naruto. She was free from the genjutsu after Naruto and Sasuke ended the war.
After the war was over, Hanabi attended Neji's funeral.
Many years later in Konoha, her father Hiashi was giving an invitation by Naruto and Hinata to attend their wedding. On the day of the wedding, guests start arriving at the ceremony to be held under the Hokage Monument. Hanahi is shown with her father, while approaching Naruto and Hinata as the older couple hold their hands tightly. In the anime, she says her sister looks so pretty in a wedding dress.
When Naruto along with Boruto and Himawari visit the Hyuga estate, Hanabi greets them at the gate, first chastising her father for gushing over his grandchildren in such an embarrassing way before she herself rushes to them and begins fawning over them. As Naruto, Boruto and her father meet, Hanabi plays in the courtyard with Himawari.
As Boruto claimed to have manifested his Byakugan, it was decided to test the theory. Hiashi insisted on a sparring match with him for the speculated-Byakugan to show itself. However, out of concerned for her father's bad back and her nephew's wellbeing due to Hiashi's lack of restraint, Hanabi insisted that she spar her Boruto instead. While Boruto eagerly accepted, Hanabi quickly dominated the match. While Boruto managed to make Hanabi fight relatively seriously, he soon was defeated, with everyone concluding that Boruto has not awakened the Byakugan. Afterwards, it was decided for Naruto and his kids to spend the night together, to which Hanabi eagerly cooked a meal for everyone. As Hanabi plays with Boruto and Himawari after hearing that Boruto likes Hinata's cooking better, she and the two kids were about to be scold by Naruto because they were still eating. Later, finding her nephew pouting, Hanabi came to comfort him, insisting to keep working on things and take comfort on having her to come to for help if things get too hard.
After the Genin Exams concluded, Hanabi went to the Ninja Academy, where she became the leader of Kakei Sumire, Suzumeno Namida and Izuno Wasabi in Team 15.
When the Byakuya Gang began gaining support from several villagers in Konoha, the villagers began acting out against companies accused of corrupt actions. Hanabi joined her fellow ninja in working to pacify the situation. Ultimately, it was discovered that several of the protesters were under genjutsu, leading to her and other shinobi dispelling it. This, along with Naruto's speech, helped calm down the protests.
As the next Chunin Exams drew near, Hanabi continued to prepare her students. Later, they were assigned a mission to capture all the escaped animals from Fire Park. Hanabi had her students handle all the small animals while she went for the larger, more dangerous ones. She was then approached by Sai Yamanaka. Having been told about the special circumstances around Sumire Kakei, Sai would regularly meet with Hanabi about Sumire's development ever since the Nue incident. Ultimately, it was decided to let Sumire reconcile with her friends at her own pace. Later, as Hanabi went to find the last creature on her list, a giant white-maned wolf, she discovered that her students were attacked by it. Deciding to see first how the genin would handle the beast before she helped, Hanabi was pleasantly surprised to see them take down the wolf, to which Hanabi congratulated them.
At night time, Hanabi speaks to Shino and Team Ebisu about the new generation. But she gets drunk with Konohamaru. When she learns that he favors Boruto just like her. However she accidentally causes Shino to get drunk after he releases to drink alcohol, due to this it causes his insects to be released.
Two years after the Fourth Shinobi War, Hanabi is first seen encouraging Hinata to give Naruto the scarf she made for him and to confess her feelings to him. She then started to playfully tease Hinata by telling her instead of just giving Naruto a new scarf she had just made for him, that she should just make her self more pretty for him while swinging around her new Kunai that she had just shown Hinata earlier. Hanabi is kidnapped by a puppet from an army led by a mysterious man from the Otsutsuki clan, who had failed to capture Hinata due to Naruto's intervention. Naruto, Hinata, Sakura, Sai, and Shikamaru are then deployed to retreieve her. After capturing her, Toneri transplants Hanabi's Byakugan into himself, using them to awaken the Tenseigan. While being bandage up, Hanabi silently shows body language by tightly holding Hinata's hand begging her older sister not to let Toneri keep using her eyes. Once Toneri is defeated, Hinata retrieves Hanabi's eyes and implants them back into her sister. Upon getting her eyes back, Hanabi starting calling Naruto Elder Brother by telling him and Hinata that she'll always be there to interrupt their conversations. While at the exit, Hanabi was surprise to see Naruto use his Reasenshuriken technique to break through the dimension in order for him and Hinata to have their own exit to get out of. Hanabi was lastly seen being present at Naruto and Hinata's wedding, by holding up a portrait of Neji in their group photo.
Hyuga Hanabi is a playable character in the following video games:
- Naruto Shinobi Collection
- Naruto Shinobi Collection Shippu Ranbu
- Naruto Shippuuden Ultimate Ninja Blazing
- Naruto Shippuuden Ultimate Ninja 4
- Naruto Shippuuden Ultimate Ninja 5
- Naruto Shippuuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
- Naruto Ultimate Ninja 3
Hyuga Hinata is Hanabi's older sister who is older than her by 5 years. During her childhood, Hanabi would happily hug Hinata when she got home from the Ninja Academy. She would ask Hinata to play with her, but was disappointed that she would have to train with their father. Hanabi would always try to finish her study lessons with Natsu early so she can go see Hinata train. Whenever she secretly saw Himata train with Neji, Hanabi admire her. But when she saw how Neji try to harm Hinata, Hanabi begged for her sister to hang out. However Hanabi was also expose to see their clan's curse seal. When she learned from her grandfather about Hinata's burden to be the heiress of the clan, and why the curse seal exist, Hanabi was devastated. This event may her not want to see her sister training sessions. Therefore she decided to catch up to Hinata's level by training on her own.
Once Hanabi became Hinata's sparring partner, she was evenly matched to her sister. However when she noticed that Hinata sneaked out of their house. Hanabi went to follow her, and learned that her sister would watch Naruto train on his own. She then ran off upon learning that Naruto was her sister's road model. But when she had to fight her sister for the heiress title, Hanabi didn't hesitate to harm Hinata which give her victory. However she was heartbroken that her father started to disown her older sister. Once Hanabi found out that Hinata was taking the Chunin Exams, she told Natsu that her sister taking the exams was a waste of time. She then heard that Hinata was in the hospital after her match with Neji.
When Hanabi went to visit Hinata in the hospital, she asks her why didn't she forfeit the match. However she learned that Hinata was determined to change herself and refused to give up even against a stronger opponent like Neji, by wanting to be more like Naruto. After the Invasion of Konoha, while Hanabi became conflicted by the various believes of fate, she was shocked to see Neji, a branch member who openly hated the Main House, willingly decided to help Hinata train and also voice his changed opinion about fate thanks to Naruto.
During Part II, as Hanabi began to struggle doing the Eight Trigrams Palms Revolving Heaven, Hanabi began to get discouraged. She later heard about how much stronger Naruto had become in facing the Akatsuki and began inspiring everyone to follow from his example. While watching Hinata train with Neji, Hanabi started to admire her older sister again while seeing her work on her twin lion technique. When Pain's invasion began, Hanabi rested back to the village with her father. Hanabi and her father was shock upon hearing that it was Naruto who saved everyone, after he was protected and inspired by Hinata who risked her life to help Naruto. Later, while watching everyone help repair the village, Hanabi was very happy for her sister in finding her own path, therefore she became determined to do the same.
When Hanabi learned that the Fourth Shinobi War had started, she promise her sister that she would look after their clan while she was away. While Hinata promised Hanabi, that she would not let Naruto died during the war. Hanabi also appeared in Hinata's dream with a still alive Neji trying to spy on Naruto's date with Hinata. Ultimately Hanabi and the others were free from the genjutsu after Naruto and Sasuke ended the war.
Two years after the war ended, Hanabi tells Hinata to just tell Naruto how u feel. Hinata then asks Hanabi why she didn't say anything and Hanabi tells Hinata that watching her think about love is wonderful. When Hinata tells that's no way for a child to talk, Hanabi that she's not a child. She then states that her Byakugan is better than any adult, and playfully shows Hinata her new kunai. In which Hinata tells her not to treat her weapon as a toy. But once she heard Himata's stomach rumbles, Hanabi states that Naruto will laugh upon hearing that including her confession. Hinata walks off saying that she's not confessing anything. Hanabi then waves at Hinata and tell her that instead of just giving Naruto a scarf, that she should just make herself more pretty when she interacts with Naruto.
After her Byakugan was taken by Toneri, Hinata arrived in her bedroom. When Hinata sit next to her, Hanabi grabbed her sister's hand. Once Naruto defeat Toneri, Hanabi gave her eyes back from Hinata. After Hinata was talking with Naruto for a while, Hanabi told Hinata that she was going on ahead without her. When Naruto blasted a hole with his Rasengan while holding Hinata, Hanabi called out to her sister. Hanabi then saw her older sister sharing her first kiss with Naruto. A few month after that, she attends Hinata and Naruto's wedding by congratulating them while holding up a portrait of Neji.
Hanabi is Uzumaki Naruto's sister in law. In the anime, Hanabi was taught to stay away from him during his childhood. The first time she saw Naruto in person was when she and her caretaker Natsu was walking through the village when they witness Naruto being scolded by a shop keeper when the boy was harmlessly looking at a Fox mask. As she asks her caretaker why Naruto is treated as an outcast, Hanabi is told to stay away from him. The next time Hanabi saw Naruto again was when Hinata sneak out of their house to go spy on him while he was at the training field trying to master the Kage Bunshin No Technique. At that time Hanabi was wondering why her older sister admired Naruto so much, during the rest of her childhood Hanabi has not seen Naruto since then.
When Hanabi went to visit Hinata in the hospital, she was amazed to learn that Hinata was determined to change herself and refused to give up even against a stronger opponent like Neji, wanting to be more like Naruto. Later, Hanabi watched Neji's match against Naruto during the final round of the Chunin Exams with her father, and was amazed to see that he had learned powerful secret techniques on his own. But what amazed Hanabi the most was Naruto's determination to exceed everyone's expectations of him, much like Hinata. She was shock to see that Naruto was able to defeat Neji, but also thought that his victory against Neji was a flute. Later, after the Invasion of Konoha, while Hanabi became conflicted by the various believes of fate, she was shocked to see Neji, a branch member who openly hated the Main House, willingly decided to help Hinata train and also voice his changed opinion about fate thanks to Naruto.
In the anime during Part II, as Hanabi began to struggle doing the Eight Trigrams Palms Revolving Heaven, Hanabi began to get discouraged. She later heard about how much stronger Naruto had become in facing the Akatsuki and began inspiring everyone to follow from his example. During Pain's invasion on Konoha, Hanabi was away with her father during a mission. In the anime, while she and her father were a mission, they received word about the attack. Upon returning the village, they were shock that the village was completely destroy following the attack and even more surprised to hear that no one died. What truly amazed Hanabi and her father was that it was Naruto who saved everyone, after he was protected and inspired by Hinata who risked her life to help Naruto. Later, seeing Hinata grow so strong and determined yet retained her kindness, Hanabi was very happy for her sister in finding her own path, becoming determined to do the same. When Hanabi learned that the Fourth Shinobi War had started, she promise her sister that she would look after their clan while she was away. Where as Hinata promised Hanabi, that she and Neji would not let Naruto died during the war. Hanabi also appeared in Hinata's dream with a still alive Neji trying to spy on Naruto's date with Hinata. Ultimately Hanabi and the others were free from the genjutsu after Naruto and Sasuke ended the war.
Two years after the war ended, Hanabi is supportive of Hinata's feelings for Naruto. She encouraged her older sister to give Naruto the new red scarf that she made for him. But she also teashes her older sister that there are many girls after Naruto's affection since the war ended. Including that instead of just giving Naruto a scarf, that Hinata should just make herself more pretty when she interacts with Naruto. Later when Hanabi is kidnapped by Toneri, Naruto and Hinata went through great lengths to save her, even partnering up together to look for Hanabi. Naruto and Hinata's alone time at night time at a pond location showed that Hinata was so depress about Hanabi's kidnapping, that she blamed herself for fixing Naruto's red scarf instead of finding Hanabi. Hinata even though of herself as a horrible older sister, but Naruto encouraged her saying that she is a great older sister when it comes to caring about Hanabi, to which Hinata thanked him for his kind gesture. It turns out that Naruto also wanted to save Hanabi, and not because of his love for Hinata. Even though their top subject was Hanabi, their mission to rescue Hanabi is what led Naruto to confess his true feelings to Hinata, which shocked her overall. After the rescue mission became a success along with Naruto saving the shinobi world once again, Hanabi started to call Naruto "Big Bro" after he rescued her as a sign of respect. She and her family then attended Naruto and Hinata's wedding making her now Naruto's sister in law since he married her older sister.
She shares a close attachment to her nephew. At first chastising her father for gushing over Boruto in such an embarrassing way. However after her father stops hugging Boruto, she herself rushes to them and begins fawning over him.
She shares a close attachment to her niece. At first chastising her father for gushing over Himawari in such an embarrassing way. However after her father stops hugging Himawari, she herself rushes to them and begins fawning over her. Hanabi even plays with Himawari while Naruto speaks to Hiashi.
- Hyuga Hiashi (Father)
- Hinata and Hanabi's mother (Mother)
- Hyuga Hinata (Older Sister)
- Hyuga Hizashi (Uncle/dead)
- Hyuga Neji (Cousin/dead)
- Uzumaki Naruto (Brother in law)
- Uzumaki Boruto (Nephew)
- Uzumaki Himawari (Niece)
- Hanabi's name means fireworks. What her surname means is unknown.
According to the databook(s):
- Her birthday is March 27, & her bloodtype is A.
- Her favorite food is bananas & milk. While her least favorite food is mitsuba.
- Her hobby is training with her father.
- Despite Kishimoto designing a post time-skip version of Hanabi that is revealed in Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth Full Power Ninja Chronicles spin-off, she appeared in her Part I design in Hinata's Infinite Tsukuyomi dream in the manga. But the error was corrected in the anime by having her in her Part II appearance.
- As the younger sibling, there is a possibility she will be placed in the Branch Family and receive a Cursed Seal, once the next heir turns three. However, because her father felt that Hanabi was a more suitable heiress than Hinata, and because there have been several changes in the way the Hyūga family works, it is possible she might be exempt from this. Since she is a girl however, it is also possible she was never meant to have a Cursed Seal in the first place, as Japanese tradition usually only allows men to start a branch family.
- Japanese : Kiyomi Asai (all media)
- English : Stephanie Sheh (Part I), Colleen O'Shaughnessey (Part II & Naruto Shippuuden movie 7), Karl Wahlgren (NSUNS4)
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