Byakugan vs Sharingan
Byakugan vs. sharingan : Naruto
I am up to date with the manga, anime, etc. I am just re-reading the manga…just because. One thing that has been bothering me. When the Byakugan is introduced in the Neji vs. Hinata fight, Kakashi says the Byakugan is superior to the Sharingan because it has a better, “penetrating perceptive ability.” Most of Naruto has been surrounding the Sharingan, from Madara to Sasuke. Even Mother had a Byakugan, so why is it that the Sharingan is most central to Naruto. I wish Mishi would have gone deeper into the Hyuga family and roots.
Sharingan vs Byakugan
The Byakugan has a diameter vision of a nearly 360 degree, that blindspot were just 2 people able to use, the first one being Kidomaru who summoned a spider and was continuesly attacking/barraging Neji and had complete control over his missiles (arrows) and Sakura against Kaguya, just was Kaguya fighting 3 Shinobi that were Demigod lvl. As Ace stated already, if we consider the blindspot of the Byakugan as a weakness, then has the Sharingan the same weakness and at a bigger extend. The vision of the Sharingan is limited to those of normal eyes, as in “no 360 degree vision”. Kakashi even stated, that the Byakugans insight is superior to that of the Sharingan and it was seen that the Byakugan can follow high speed movements, which was seen in Chapter 85 . That is an equivalent to the reading capabilities of the Sharingan!
Lets come to the superior chakra vision of the Byakugan, while the Sharingan can see chakra, can the Byakugan see the Chakra Pathway System and even differentiate ones chakra from the other. The Byakugan allowing you to see the Tenketsu Points is actually an amazing feat, as by blocking those, can you make your opponent stop using any kind of jutsu. Be it dojutsu like the Sharingan, normal jutsus like for example the Fireball Jutsu, Senjutsu/Sage Mode, Genjutsu too and even the Gates. Mukai, someone who wasnt even trained by the Hyuga was able to use the insight of the Byakugan to split a jutsu like the Fireball Jutsu apart (in Itachi Shinden: Book of Bright Light) + was it stated, that the Gentle Fist can break through every of chakra made substance in Chapter 193 .
Byakugan techniques are mainly coming from the Gentle Fist, yet are you forgetting, that without counting any Sharingan techniques are you limiting the Sharingan to movement calculation and the Byakugan would still have 360 degree vision, x-ray vision, better sight and etc. Where is the Sharingan better? The sight enhancement grants you following high speed, which is an equivalent to the Sharingans movement calculation and the Byakugan grants even more not technique related…
Personally, Ive always been more interested in the Byakugan, its capabilities and associated techniques. But if were talking purely on the visual aspect rather than the associated techniques Id say that the Sharingan is better for combat, whilst the Byakugan is better for tracking and analysis. That being said, if Byakugan wielder was more agile compared to a Sharingan wielder then the Byakugan wielder could get an edge on the Sharingan wielder, like how Lee got the edge over Sasuke before the Chunin exams.
Hiashis said he saw bloodlust from his brother even though his back was turned to him. I have emphasize the fact that he saw bloodlust, even if his Byakugan didnt appear to be activated. Maybe his its possible for Hiashi to show some Byakugan traits without his Byakugan activated, similar to how Sasuke showed some sharingan traits on his normal eye before awakening it. (edited by BrainBrand)