The Couple

The Couple


LeeTen (Japanese リーテン) is the term used to refer the romantic relationship between Rock Lee and Tenten.

Their Relationship



Team Guy declare their dreams.

Team Guy was formed a year before the start of the story.

Tenten sat next to Lee as they introduced themselves to Guy. Tenten stared as Lee declared his dream to prove that it's possible to be a splendid ninja without any ninjutsu or genjutsu.

Later, the three of them all fought Guy and showed that they have the resolve to keep up a fight defeat the odds being against them, so Guy pulled them all into a group hug.

Tenten blushes and Lee cried tears of joy.

Part I

Chunin Exams Arc

Rock Lee and Tenten were put on the same team a year before the start of the series along with Hyūga Neji, thus forming Team Guy. Having not been able to participate in the Exams previously, Team Guy entered the Exams along with the Rookie Nine.

Before the exams, Team Guy is seen being bullied by some of the other kids, who shove Lee and Tenten out of the way and prevent them from entering the room. After Team 7 steps in and a confrontation almost occurs, Lee jumps in and effortlessly holds both of them back, much to everyone's surprise.

Tenten and Neji get onto Lee, reminding him that it was his idea for them to lay low and pretend to be weak in the first place. Lee apologizes.

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Tenten wakes up Lee after his fight with the sound ninja.

In the first test in the Exams, Tenten used wires to adjust hidden mirrors on the ceiling read other competitors answers and forward the answers to Lee.

Later, in the Forest of Death, Team Guy decided to search for weaker teams to steal scrolls from with a set location for them to return to after. When Lee did not come to their designated area, Tenten became worried and set out with Neji to search for him. Neji and Tenten arrived to see an unconscious Lee, who had been defeated by the Sound Genin.

Tenten leaped down from the tree branch and told Ino that she would take over watching Lee. Then, Tenten took Lee's body, violently yelling and shaking him awake. When Lee explains what had happened, Tenten thinks that if Lee was alone he would never have lost to the Sound Genin, more than likely blaming Sakura and Lee's infatuation with her for Lee's defeat. When Lee makes his promise to Sakura that he will be a stronger ninja next time they meet, Tenten is then shown looking angry, possibly even jealous.
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Lee catches Tenten

During the Preliminaries, Lee loudly cheered for Tenten during her match with Temari.

After Temari defeated Tenten, she flung her unconscious body off of her fan and called her trash. Lee jumped down from the balcony and caught Tenten's falling body to save her from hitting the hard wall or weapons littered all over the ground. Lee yelled at Temari for treating Tenten so callously when she had fought her hardest, and was so angry that he was able to pick a fight with Temari himself.

Guy stepped in to call Lee back and Gaara called Temari back to the stands before the fight could happen.

Sasuke Recovery Mission Arc

Tenten is seen smiling as she watches Lee train.

Part II

Kazekage Rescue Mission Arc

When Kisame traps Neji, Lee and Tenten in his Water Prison Jutsu, Lee destroys the clone that was keeping Tenten in the jutsu.

Pain's Assault Arc

Team Guy decides to stop at a tea house before returning to the Leaf Village from their mission, where they see several flocks of birds fleeing from the direction of the Leaf Village, the team cuts their resting time short, hurrying to the village, much to the disapointment of Tenten.

Five Kage Summit Arc

Lee, Tenten and the rest of the Konoha 11 decide to take out Sasuke.

Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax Arc

As Lee mourns over Neji's death, Tenten and Guy try to comfort him, Tenten seemingly more concerned with Lee being upset than Neji being dead.

Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki Arc

Tenten is exasperated by Guy and Lee's unburning will to fight, when both are extremely worn out. Tenten thinks to herself that nothing good will ever come with being with these two. She tells Lee to go help Guy as she went to check up on something.

Blank Period

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Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding

When Lee finally decides on the perfect present to get for Naruto and Hinata's wedding, he seeks out Tenten to make sure she doesn't have the same idea as he does. Tenten is mystified by Lee's appearance.

Later, at the wedding, Tenten gives Guy and Lee tips on how to behave.


  • They have always had a friendly relationship throughout the series.
  • Tenten admires Lee's resolve and motivation.
  • Lee came to Tenten's aid after her defeat by Temari.[1]

Among the Fans

LeeTen has a good amount of popularity among Tenten and Lee pairings. It is likely supported because of their relationship in the manga, and Tenten's being embarrassed of him can be seen as a comedy point of the pairing. The couple has gotten more popular amongst fans due to Neji dying and Tenten being concerned about Lee being upset. The Naruto spinoff series starring Rock Lee has also brought some attention to this fan pairing. In "Boruto: Naruto Next Generations," Rock Lee's son, Metal Lee's mother has not been revealed making Tenten a possible choice.

External Links


  1. Manga: chapter 73