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TV Show: Naruto

2002

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In another world, ninja are the ultimate power, and in the Village Hidden in the Leaves live the stealthiest ninja in the land. Twelve years earlier, the fearsome Nine-Tailed Fox terrorized the village and claimed many lives before it was subdued and its spirit sealed within the body of a baby boy. That boy, Naruto Uzumaki, has grown up to become a ninja-in-training who's more interested in pranks than in studying ninjutsu.. but Naruto is determined to become the greatest ninja ever!
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Season 1 Episode List

1x1 Enter: Naruto Uzumaki! aired: Thursday Oct 3, 2002
Welcome to the Village Hidden in the Leaves, where deadly serious Ninja roam the landscape and the seriously mischievous Naruto Uzumaki causes trouble everywhere he goes. But when he steals the ancient scroll of sealing, he unleashes a rare power rarely seen in a 12-year-old boy!
1x2 My Name is Konohamaru aired: Thursday Oct 10, 2002
Naruto finally graduates from the Ninja Academy and claims to know it all. Well, at least that what he tells Konohamaru, the Village elder's pint-size grandson. Much to the dismay of Ebisu, Konohamaru's teacher and mentor, Naruto teaches him the hormonally lethal "Sexy Jutsu!"
1x3 Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes? aired: Thursday Oct 17, 2002
Naruto is preparing himself for the Genin orientation. It's all a happy story until Sensei picks a team for all the ninjas. Naruto was teamed up with his crush, Sakura, and his worst enemy, Sasuke. Can Naruto learn to work together with two people whom despise him?
1x4 Pass or Fail: Survival Test aired: Thursday Oct 24, 2002
Naruto finally meets his new sensei. His name is Kakashi Hatake. He tells the group that before they could become Genin, they will have to pass his survival test. The problem is, the test has a 66% chance of failure, and if they fail they'll be sent back to the academy. To make matters even worse, one of them will fail no matter what. Can the three pass Kakashi's test?
1x5 You Failed! Kakashi's Final Decision aired: Thursday Oct 31, 2002
Time is running out for Naruto and his group. With Sasuke the only one left, he tries to succeed where the others failed. Will they be able to get the bells before time runs out?
1x6 A Dangerous Mission! Journey to the Land of Waves! aired: Thursday Nov 7, 2002
Tired of doing lame missions, Naruto asks the Hokage to give them something challenging. The Hokage caves and gives them a C-rank mission. They will be bodyguards for a bridge builder. It appears to be a simple mission, until the group is attacked by something more than common thugs...other ninja!
1x7 The Assassin of the Mist! aired: Thursday Nov 14, 2002
Team Kakashi and Tazuna are on their way to his home. On the way there they run across a ninja named, Zabuza Momochi. Is the Sharingan enough to defeat this new enemy, or is team Kakashi's first mission over before its even begun?
1x8 The Oath of Pain aired: Thursday Nov 21, 2002
With Kakashi captured, Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura must defend against Zabuza's attacks. Naruto realizes that working together with Sasuke may be the only way to save Kakashi. Will the combined effort of the two be enough to free Kakashi and defeat Zabuza?
1x9 Kakashi: Sharingan Warrior! aired: Thursday Nov 28, 2002
With Kakashi free, the fight between him and Zabuza resumes. Kakashi decides to show Zabuza what the Sharingan is really capable of. Can Kakashi's Sharingan defeat Zabuza? And who is the mysterious person watching the fight?
1x10 The Forest of Chakra aired: Thursday Dec 5, 2002
With Zabuza gone things are now settling and Tazuna can go and build the bridge without fear. Or so everyone thinks. Kakashi believes something is wrong with Zabuza's death and teaches Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke a way to train so they could better use their chakra. Is Zabuza really dead?
1x11 The Land Where a Hero Once Lived aired: Thursday Dec 12, 2002
While Naruto and Sasuke train, Sakura watches over Tazuna. During a nice dinner, Sakura notices a man's face torn from a picture. The man's name was Kaiza, and he was what the country called...a "hero". What happened to cause Inari so much pain?
1x12 Battle on the Bridge! Zabuza Returns! aired: Thursday Dec 19, 2002
Naruto has a dangerous encounter with Haku in the forest, but is Haku there to cause trouble? Naruto and Sasuke better complete their training, as Zabuza is alive and has returned for round 2. Will Kakashi, Sasuke, and Sakura be able to defeat the Demon of the Mist? And, can Naruto arrive in time to help out?
1x13 Haku's Secret Jutsu: Crystal Ice Mirrors aired: Thursday Dec 26, 2002
Round two with Zabuza has started, but this time...Zabuza has Haku fighting along side him. Haku and Sasuke go at it with Sasuke falling behind until he manages to get a kick in. Meanwhile Naruto deals with some of Gato's henchmen. Back at the bridge Haku uses his secret jutsu, Demonic Ice Mirrors. What does this jutsu hold in store for Sasuke? Will Naruto make it to the bridge in time and save Tsunami and Inari as well?
1x14 The Number One Hyperactive, Knucklehead Ninja Joins the Figh aired: Thursday Jan 9, 2003
Naruto finally joins the battle on the bridge. But when Naruto stupidly gets caught in the middle of Haku's jutsu as well, he and Sasuke must work together to escape. Kakashi is unable to help them, as he must deal with Zabuza to protect Sakura and Tazuna. How will the two escape from the ice mirrors without any help?
1x15 Zero Visibility: The Sharingan Shatters aired: Thursday Jan 16, 2003
Naruto and Sasuke continue to fight Haku and are getting beaten bad. After having Naruto try and escape a few times, Sasuke begins to see a pattern. Meanwhile, outside Kakashi and Zabuza begin their fight. Can Naruto and Sasuke escape from Haku's jutsu? What plan does Zabuza have to defeat the Sharingan?
1x16 The Broken Seal aired: Thursday Jan 23, 2003
Naruto and Sasuke continue their rigorous battle against Haku. When Haku targets a vulnerable Naruto, Sasuke risks everything to save him. Seeing his friend lie before him, a powerful force awakens inside Naruto. Has Kyubi been set free. If so, can anyone stop him?
1x17 White Past: Hidden Ambition aired: Thursday Jan 30, 2003
Naruto takes out his rage on Haku, who doesn't stand a chance. However, Naruto realises that Haku is the boy he met back at the forest. Haku tells Naruto the story of his past and asks for Naruto to do him one favour..... Will Naruto do the one thing he could never do just as Haku wishes?
1x18 The Weapons Known as Shinobi aired: Thursday Feb 6, 2003
Kakashi prepares to stop Zabuza once and for all, but Haku has other plans. Zabuza's employer shows up and he's decided to take matters into his own hands...
1x19 The Demon in the Snow aired: Thursday Feb 13, 2003
Zabuza is no longer Kakashi's enemy, and thanks to a little speech by Naruto about how ninja are, Zabuza takes on Gato's men single handedly. The Demon of the Hidden Mist takes his vengeance on Gato and all of those dumb enough to follow him, and apologizes to Haku for what he did to the kind little boy. After the group takes care of the rest of Gato's men, Zabuza asks Kakashi one final request, to see Haku one final time. This is Zabuza's requiem.
1x20 A New Chapter Begins: The Chūnin Exam! aired: Thursday Feb 20, 2003
With their latest mission complete, it's time once again for the group to go back to mediocre missions. After all are done, Konohamaru and his friends pay a visit to Naruto. All which result in being chased by Sakura. Everyone is soon over though, as two mysterious ninja block their way, and one of them isn't too happy with Konohamaru. Sasuke arrives to save the day, but the leader of the group shows up, with stealth skills that surprise even Sasuke. Meanwhile, the Third Hokage announces that it's time once again for the Chuunin selection exams.
1x21 Identify Yourself: Powerful New Rivals aired: Thursday Feb 27, 2003
After the three ninjas take their leave, Sasuke realizes he has a powerful rival out there. The next day, Kakashi announces that he has recommended all of them for the Chuunin Exams. While Naruto and Sasuke are pleased, Sakura is afraid of letting everyone down. Also, someone decides they aren't ready and decides to test their abilities.
1x22 Chūnin Challenge: Rock Lee vs. Sasuke! aired: Thursday Mar 6, 2003
Rock Lee challenges Sasuke to a one-on-one fight. Naruto grows angry and attacks him, only to be beaten in one attack. Sasuke realizes the challenge and eagerly accepts. But will Sasuke be defeated just as easily by this mysterious ninja? Sasuke's only advantage seems to be his Sharingan, but what happens when not even that will work?
1x23 Genin Takedown! All Nine Rookies Face Off! aired: Thursday Mar 13, 2003
A reunion of all the rookies isn't a very happy one, as all of them prepare to take the Chuunin Exam. With so many rivals around, Naruto's team will need help from a fellow ninja named Kabuto to know what they're up against. Will the group be able to last through the exam?
1x24 Start Your Engines: The Chūnin Exam Begins! aired: Thursday Mar 20, 2003
The first test of the Chuunin Exam is just that, a written test. When Ibiki issues a strict set of rules, Naruto fails to realize that the objective of the test is to cheat without getting caught. Can Naruto realize the truth before time runs out? And what about the tenth question?
1x25 The Tenth Question: All or Nothing aired: Thursday Mar 27, 2003
As time ticks away, Naruto's only hope of passing the test lies in the final question. However, there is a requirement to answering the final question. If you choose not to answer it, you fail the test and can try again next time. But, if you choose to answer it and get it wrong, you can never take the test again and must stay a Genin forever! What will Naruto's choice be?
1x26 Special Report: Live from the Forest of Death! aired: Wednesday Apr 2, 2003
Before the second exam can begin, Konohamaru and his friends pull the members of Team 7 aside for interviews, where they retell the storyline to this point.
1x27 The Chunin Exam Stage 2: The Forest of Death aired: Wednesday Apr 2, 2003
The second exam is about to begin, and every ninja must sign a form so that their team can get either the Heaven or Earth Scroll. The goal is to get one of each scroll and make it to the tower in five days. The groups get their scrolls and the exam begins. Naruto is ambushed by a ninja who poses as him. This ninja doesn't fool Sasuke, who immediately figures it out. Meanwhile, a new foe seeks them out, but who is this foe?
1x28 Eat or Be Eaten: Panic In the Forest aired: Wednesday Apr 9, 2003
To prevent further problems, Sasuke thinks up a password to determine friend from foe, but will it be that simple? Meanwhile Naruto has his hands full with a giant snake. Can he handle this on his own and what about Sasuke and Sakura, can they survive the ordeal?
1x29 Naruto's Counterattack: Never Give In! aired: Wednesday Apr 16, 2003
Sasuke is about to give up and give their scroll to the enemy, when Naruto stops him and accuses him of being a fake. Naruto then turns his attention to the Grass Ninja.... The battle is intense and when the Grass Ninja appears to get the upper hand, can Sasuke muster up the courage to fight?
1x30 The Sharingan Revived: Dragon Flame Jutsu! aired: Wednesday Apr 23, 2003
Sasuke is still stuck in his trance and even Sakura's pleas can't get him back to normal. Meanwhile, Anko searches for the grass ninja fake. When the team appear to get the upper hand the question begs to be asked. Are the ninja truly defeated, or is there more to them than meets the eye?
1x31 Bushy Brow's Pledge: Undying Love and Protection aired: Wednesday Apr 30, 2003
Since Sakura was the only one who did not get injured in the previous battle she must watch over and protect her teammates. Unknown to her though, there are enemies watching from the trees.... They attack, but a friend arrives to help. Will it be enough?
1x32 Sakura Blossoms! aired: Wednesday May 7, 2003
Lee in his weakened state is having trouble defeating Dosu. Sakura realises everyone has been protecting her until now and that its her time to protect them! Can Sakura succeed where even Lee failed?
1x33 Battle Formation: Ino-Shika-Cho! aired: Wednesday May 14, 2003
With Sakura defeated and facing certain death, more reinforcements step into the fray. However, they sense an even bigger level of power, and its not coming from the sound trio! Meanwhile Sasuke wakes up with an ominous dark aura surrounding him and the mysterious seal spreading over his body. He has but one goal....make his enemies pay!
1x34 Akamaru Trembles: Gaara's Cruel Strength! aired: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Kiba, Shino, and Hinata decide to try and eliminate their opponents by taking more scrolls. They arrive upon a battlefield where three Rain ninjas are battling Gaara, Kankuro, and Temari. They remain hidden and observe the battle, thinking one of the Rain ninjas is a dangerous foe. After realizing Gaara's amazing abilities, they discover who is the really the dangerous one, and will be lucky if they can sneak away with their lives!
1x35 The Scroll's Secret: No Peeking Allowed aired: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Team Kakashi still has only one scroll and there is only a day left before the test ends. Naruto decides they need to make a fake scroll and goes to open their Earth scroll, when Kabuto shows up and stops him, explaining that the scroll will knock them out until after the exam ends. He then tells them he will help them find the scroll they need. They seem to be the ones on the hunt, but what happens when they fall into a trap set by the enemy?

Season 2 Episode List

2x1 Clone vs. Clone: Mine are Better than Yours! aired: Wednesday Jun 4, 2003
Naruto and the gang realise they have been caught in an illusionary technique and then they are attacked! Can the four defeat the ninja when they can't even see them and what are Kabuto's true reasons for helping out the group?
2x2 Surviving the Cut! The Rookie Nine Together Again! aired: Wednesday Jun 11, 2003
The exam is over, but did they truly pass? An old friend arrives to explain and show his concern. Meanwhile, Anko informs the ANBU about Orochimaru, the S-Class criminal who even they cannot stop. Later the Third Hokage explains to everyone what the third exam truly means....
2x3 Narrowing the Field: Sudden Death Elimination! aired: Wednesday Jun 18, 2003
With so many participants still left, the groups are told that they will be pitted against each other in preliminary matches. Kabuto leaves, then Sasuke is told he has to fight. They know that Sasuke was given the cursed seal and if it takes over they will stop him. Can Sasuke stop the seal from taking over again and still win?
2x4 Bushy Brow's Jealousy - Lions Barrage Unleashed! aired: Wednesday Jul 2, 2003
Unable to use his chakra against Akado, Sasuke has to rely on good old-fashioned taijutsu to defeat him. Kakashi senses something is wrong with Sasuke and takes him away after the match.
2x5 Kakashi and Orochimaru: Face-to-Face! aired: Wednesday Jul 9, 2003
While Shino and Zaku finish their fight, Kakashi works on Sasuke's cursed seal. However, someone sinister shows up to ruin things, will Kakashi be able to protect Sasuke from this skilled foe?
2x6 Kunoichi Rumble: The Rivals Get Serious! aired: Wednesday Jul 16, 2003
Kankuro takes on Kabuto's teammate, Misumi, in a quick battle, proving how tough the Sand ninja really are. However, the real match comes when Sakura and Ino are pitted against one another!
2x7 The Ultimate Battle: Cha! aired: Wednesday Jul 23, 2003
Sakura and Ino prepare to settle the score once and for all! However, when Sakura becomes the victim of Ino's Mind-Body Switch Justu, will she be forced to give up the match?
2x8 Killer Kunoichi and a Shaky Shikamaru aired: Wednesday Jul 30, 2003
Temari of the Sand Village battles against Tenten from the Leaf Village. After the battle its Shikamaru's turn, but can he defeat an opponent who has already seen his moves once before?
2x9 Akamaru Unleashed! Who's Top Dog Now? aired: Wednesday Aug 6, 2003
The match between Kiba and Naruto kicks off, with Kiba immediately proving he has the upper hand in the battle. Everyone still believes Naruto is the weak ninja he's always been, everyone except for Hinata, Kakashi, and Sakura. Now it's Naruto's time to shine, and this time...everyone will be watching him!
2x10 Surprise Attack! Naruto's Secret Weapon! aired: Wednesday Aug 20, 2003
The battle between Naruto and Kiba draws to a close, with each of them giving it everything they've got. After being tricked by Naruto, Kiba can no longer rely on Akamaru's help. Naruto decides now is the time to release his new jutsu, only Kiba won't give him time to prepare it!
2x11 Byakugan Battle: Hinata Grows Bold! aired: Wednesday Aug 20, 2003
Kiba alerts Hinata, as he's being taken away, that there are only a few fighters left. He warns her that if she fights Gaara, she has to give up immediately or she could be killed. He also tells her to give up if paired against Neji, because Neji already has issues with her. Just then, the board shows the next fight...Hinata vs. Neji. Just how far will Hinata go to prove herself?
2x12 A Failure Stands Tall! aired: Wednesday Aug 27, 2003
Hinata will not give up so easily, especially with Naruto watching her. Will Hinata be willing to give up her own life in order to prove herself, or will the match be stopped before Neji can connect a killing move?
2x13 Gaara vs. Rock Lee: The Power of Youth Explodes! aired: Wednesday Sep 3, 2003
The second-to-last match finally arrives! Rock Lee must face down the mysterious and dangerous Gaara, a ninja who is said to have never been truly injured in a fight before.
2x14 Lee's Hidden Strength: Forbidden Secret Jutsu! aired: Wednesday Sep 10, 2003
As the battle between Lee and Gaara continues, Gai remembers how hard Lee used to train and how Lee has pretty much no ninjutsu or genjutsu skills. Lee is also a dropout, like Naruto. In order to defeat Gaara, Lee will have to use the move Gai forbade him to use.
2x15 The Fifth Gate: A Splendid Ninja is Born aired: Wednesday Sep 17, 2003
The match between Gaara and Lee draws to an end as Lee unleashes his ultimate move. But will even this be enough to defeat Gaara? Even if Lee does make it out in one piece, even more shocking news awaits him.
2x16 A Shadow in the Darkness: Danger Approaches Sasuke aired: Wednesday Sep 24, 2003
As Chouji faces off against Dosu, Orochimaru gives an order for Kabuto to abduct Sasuke. He also tells Kabuto that if he wants to stop him, he'll have to kill Sasuke. As Kabuto approaches Sasuke, he hesitates on what to do. His spy cover is soon blown though, as Kakashi appears on the scene. Will Kakashi save Sasuke from Kabuto's grasp?
2x17 Ebisu Returns: Naruto's Toughest Training Yet! aired: Wednesday Oct 1, 2003
Naruto wants Kakashi to train him, but Kakashi has other plans. Ebisu arrives to an unhappy Naruto and makes a deal with him. If Naruto can get away from Ebisu, he'll make Kakashi train him. Naruto decides to accept Ebisu's challenge, but can he win?
2x18 Long Time No See: Jiraiya Returns! aired: Wednesday Oct 8, 2003
While Ebisu trains Naruto at a hotspring, he spots someone trying to peep on the women bathing! Ebisu attacks, but it doesn't go quite as planned. Naruto then demands that the stranger become his teacher instead, but he's going to need some convincing. Does Naruto have any special Jutsu for this situation?
2x19 Summoning Jutsu; Wisdom of the Toad Sage! aired: Wednesday Oct 15, 2003
While Jiraiya attempts to teach Naruto the Summoning Jutsu, while doing research as well, Dosu learns the hard way why Gaara is so dangerous. Meanwhile, Baki and Kabuto secretly meet and reveal a sinister plot against Konoha. When Hayate discovers this dark secret, he attempts to warn the Hokage. However, he'll have to get through Baki first!
2x20 A Feeling of Yearning, A Flower Full of Hope aired: Wednesday Oct 22, 2003
Sakura goes to visit Sasuke and Lee in the hospital, along the way, she meets up with Ino and the two make the trip together. Lee tries to resume his training with limited success, making Sakura worry more about him and Sasuke.
2x21 Live or Die: Risk It All to Win It All! aired: Wednesday Oct 29, 2003
Since Naruto is having little to no success at summoning frogs, Jiraiya figures that if Naruto's to learn how summon Kyubi's chakra, he's going to need to be put into a life-threating situation. After having Naruto do a bunch of tasks, he throws Naruto off a cliff. Naruto's only hope of survival lies within an encounter with the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox himself. But, will Kyubi be willing to help him?
2x22 He Flies! He Jumps! He Lurks! Chief Toad Appears! aired: Wednesday Nov 5, 2003
Overjoyed at his success, Naruto manages to enrage Gamabunta. With him not willing to accept that Naruto was able to summon him, Naruto challenges Gamabunta to accept him as his subordinate if he is able to stay on his back until sundown.
2x23 Hospital Besieged: The Evil Hand Revealed! aired: Wednesday Nov 12, 2003
Due to the events with Gamabunta, Naruto is now stuck in the hospital. Shikamaru unexpectedly pays him a visit, saying the two of them are the types who never get girls to visit them. Meanwhile, Gaara approaches an unconscious Rock Lee, with the full intention of taking his life. Luckily for Lee, Naruto and Shikamaru are there to protect him. However, can they save even themselves after learning Gaara's shocking secret? What is it that Naruto has realized about Gaara?
2x24 The Final Rounds: Rush to the Battle Arena! aired: Wednesday Nov 19, 2003
Waking up late, Naruto hurries to the stadium where the Chuunin matches will be held, along the way he stops at his old training ground and meets up with Hinata. Naruto tells Hinata that he's afraid he'll lose, but with Hinata's encouragement and sort-of-confession of her feelings, Naruto is filled with renewed confidence and proceeds to the stadium leaving a shellshocked Hinata in his wake. Now Naruto must try to make it the stadium before it's too late, and Konohamaru has a plan to help him out.
2x25 Byakugan vs. Shadow Clone Jutsu! aired: Wednesday Nov 26, 2003
The opening ceremony to the Final Matches begins and Sasuke is missing, worrying Naruto. The ceremony ends and Naruto starts his fight with Neji. Will Naruto's confidence lead him to a victory or are Neji's skills to much for him? And where is Sasuke?
2x26 Ultimate Defense: Zero Blind Spot! aired: Wednesday Dec 3, 2003
Naruto begins his assault with his Shadow Clones but Neji analyses Naruto's actions and determines what he believes to be the real one. Unable to figure out why Naruto won't admit defeat, he takes off his headband and reveals a mysterious mark on his forehead. What is the truth about his hatred towards the main family of the Hyuuga Clan?
2x27 A Failure's True Power aired: Wednesday Dec 10, 2003
When it looks as if Naruto can't win, Neji continues to tell him that he cannot change his fate and that he has no idea what it feels like to carry a seal that cannot be removed. Naruto thinks back about his childhood and how he was treated because of the Nine-Tails sealed inside him. However, that same curse may prove to be his only chance at winning...
2x28 Hit It or Quit It: The Final Rounds Get Complicated! aired: Wednesday Dec 17, 2003
With Sasuke still absent, and everyone anxiously anticipating his match against Gaara, the tournament is forced to move on to the next round. Meanwhile, Neji learns the shocking truth about his father.
2x29 Zero Motivation: The Guy with Cloud Envy! aired: Wednesday Dec 24, 2003
Shikamaru takes on Temari, only he doesn't want to fight. Can the lazy Shikamaru even last the round? Or is there more to Shikamaru than meets the eye?
2x30 Dancing Leaf, Squirming Sand aired: Wednesday Jan 7, 2004
It's time for Sasuke's match against Gaara, only Sasuke has yet to show up. Normally they'd disqualify him, but everyone's anxiously awaiting the match. Therefore, they give Sasuke a time limit before disqualifying him. As time slowly begins to run out, only one question remains on everyone's mind...where's Sasuke?
2x31 Bushy Brow's Jutsu: Sasuke Style! aired: Wednesday Jan 14, 2004
Sasuke's match against Gaara finally begins! Gaara seems to have the upper hand at the beginning, until Sasuke shows off his newly found taijutsu techniques. Gaara is reliving the battle against Rock Lee all over again, only this time he's facing an opponent who can use more than simple taijutsu attacks.
2x32 I Wasn't Late for Nothing! Ultimate Move - Chidori Revealed! aired: Wednesday Jan 14, 2004
With Gaara's ultimate defense in place, Sasuke's only hope of winning lies within the move Kakashi taught him...Chidori. But, how will Gaara react when Sasuke causes him to bleed?
2x33 Zero Hour! Destruction of Konoha Commenced! aired: Wednesday Jan 28, 2004
Sasuke's match is interrupted when Orochimaru puts his plan into action. Temari and Kankuro are ordered to get Gaara to safety until he recovers, leaving Sasuke to chase after them. War has begun!
2x34 Village in Distress: A New A-Ranked Mission! aired: Wednesday Feb 4, 2004
Knowing that Sasuke is in over his head, Kakashi sends Naruto, Sakura, and Shikamaru, being guided by a dog named Pakkun, to stop Sasuke from pursuing Gaara.
2x35 A Shirker's Call to Action: Layabout No More! aired: Wednesday Feb 11, 2004
Naruto, Sakura, Shikamaru, and Pakkun are being chased down by several Sound ninja. Shikamaru decides to stop and try to hold them off so the others can catch up to Sasuke without fear of pursuit. Shikamaru is the logical choice because of his Shadow Possession Jutsu...needless to say, Shikamaru's not too thrilled by this.
2x36 Absolutely Incomparable! A Hokage-Level Battle! aired: Wednesday Feb 18, 2004
The battle of kings has begun as Orochimaru has summoned some unexpected help. How can the Third Hokage handle this uncomfortable situation? Meanwhile, Sasuke finally catches up with Kakurou, Gaara and Temari...
2x37 A Mistake from the Past: A Face Revealed! aired: Wednesday Feb 25, 2004
While Naruto and Sakura continue to catch up to Sasuke, Temari trys to stall Sasuke long enough for Kankuro to get Gaara to safety, but Sasuke doesn't have time to waste on her! Meanwhile, The Third Hokage continues his battle with Orochimaru and is ready to use a move that not even he knows...
2x38 Forbidden Secret Jutsu! Shiki-Fujin aired: Wednesday Mar 3, 2004
An unlikely ally appears to help Sasuke and allows him to continue to pursue Gaara. Meanwhile, the Hokage prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice to rid his village of Orochimaru!
2x39 Astonishment! Gaara's True Identity! aired: Wednesday Mar 10, 2004
While Shino and Kankuro fight the match they should've fought back during the Chuunin Exam, Naruto, Sakura, and Pakkun slowly catch up to Sasuke. Meanwhile, Sasuke has finally caught up with Gaara and Temari, but is he ready to face true horror when Gaara reveals his demon form?
2x40 Over the Limit! Sasuke's Decision aired: Wednesday Mar 17, 2004
Sasuke struggles to keep up with Gaara's monstrous capacity. Only able to use Chidori twice in normal circumstances, Sasuke remembers that tragic day when his family died and realises he must risk the use of Chidori beyond his limit if he is to defeat Gaara. That is, if he can...
2x41 An Assassin in the Moonlight! aired: Wednesday Mar 24, 2004
As Sasuke is about to be defeated, Naruto and Sakura show up to save him. With this Gaara begins to have flashbacks of his childhood. What happened in Gaara's past to make him experience so much suffering?
2x42 Light and Shadow: The Name of Gaara! aired: Wednesday Mar 31, 2004
Gaara continues to talk about his past. When Gaara states that Naruto can't become stronger when he fights for everyone else, Naruto recalls that if he didn't meet his friends, he would be the same as Gaara. Realizing that he has to protect his friends, Naruto overcomes his fear and decides to take on Gaara.
2x43 Naruto's Ninja Handbook aired: Wednesday Apr 7, 2004
Naruto and Gaara continue their fight. Naruto begins to get an advantage, and Gaara transforms into the final form of Shukaku of the Sand. As he begins to put the squeeze on Naruto, Naruto summons Gamabunta Oyabun, and his comeback begins. Once again, Naruto begins to get an advantage, but Gaara casts the technique of fake sleep, releasing the full power of Shukaku. Now that the demon is free, what will Naruto do?
2x44 Beyond the Limit of Darkness and Light aired: Wednesday Apr 14, 2004
Transformed into Kyubi, Naruto and Gamabunta prepare to stop Shukaku by waking Gaara up. Though they succeed, the battle is far from over as Gaara won't stop until Naruto is dead. Naruto and Gaara prepare for their final attacks. Meanwhile, Sarutobi continues trying to defeat Orochimaru. And even though Sarutobi isn't strong enough to kill Orochimaru, he does have enough strength to take away Orochimaru's most prized possession...the use of his arms!
2x45 The Third Hokage, Forever... aired: Wednesday Apr 21, 2004
As the war draws to a close, Gaara admits his defeat to Naruto, and Orochimaru is forced to retreat as Sarutobi took away his arms. Now, all of the Konoha shinobi gather together to pay their respects to the person whom they respected the most...Sarutobi, the Third Hokage.
2x46 Coming Home in the Morning Mist aired: Wednesday Apr 28, 2004
Two mysterious ninja infiltrate Konoha, and one of them bares the Sharingan. Just what are these two after? Why has Itachi Uchiha returned to Konoha?
2x47 Sharingan vs. Sharingan! aired: Wednesday May 5, 2004
Kakashi takes on Itachi, with both of them using the Sharingan. However, Kakashi soon realizes that he stands no chance against the legendary ninja. Itachi reveals that he has not come for his little brother, but instead he's come to do something else...abduct Naruto, and Kyubi as well!
2x48 Jiraiya: Naruto's Potential Disaster! aired: Wednesday May 12, 2004
Jiraiya and Naruto begin their search for Tsunade, but are constantly sidetracked by Jiraiya's peeping and hitting on pretty girls. Jiraiya tells Naruto some stories about the 3rd and 4th Hokages. Meanwhile, Sasuke learns that his brother, Itachi, is after Naruto and goes to warn him.

Season 3 Episode List

3x1 Roar, Chidori! Brother vs. Brother! aired: Wednesday May 19, 2004
Sasuke remembers the day that Itachi single-handedly wiped out the entire Uchiha clan as he desperately searches for Naruto. However, Itachi and Kisame have already found him.
3x2 Foolish Little Brother: Despise Me, Hate Me! aired: Wednesday May 26, 2004
Jiraiya and Naruto look on as Sasuke takes on Itachi alone. However, when the young ninja is severely outclassed, Jiraiya is forced to step in. Itachi and Kisame try to flee, but Jiraiya isn't about to let them get away so easily.
3x3 The Pursuit of Knowledge! I'll Definately Get Stronger!!! aired: Wednesday Jun 2, 2004
Now that Sasuke is in safe hands, Naruto and Jiraiya can continue their search for Tsunade. When they arrive at a city with a festival on the way, Jiraiya and Naruto have some fun, at least until Naruto puts a stain on a man's shirt. Jiraiya uses a new technique that easily defeats the man and offers to teach it to Naruto. What is this new technique and can Naruto master it?
3x4 Will Power! Break the Water Balloon!!! aired: Wednesday Jun 9, 2004
Jiraiya gives Naruto the task of rotating the water in a balloon until it pops. Naruto is confident that he will accomplish this stage of the training by night, but soon learns it's not as easy as expected.
3x5 Focal Point: The Symbol of the Hidden Leaf aired: Wednesday Jun 16, 2004
After passing stage one of the training, Naruto moves into stage two: power training. Jiraiya realizes that, like him, Naruto has a hard time concentrating, so he paints a spiral in the palm of Naruto's hand to help him to focus. With the aid of the spiral and a quick flashback to Iruka-sensei, Naruto completes stage two. Meanwhile, Tsunade's luck has become uncommonly good, which worries her. After being talked into sightseeing by her assistant, Tsunade meets Orochimaru...and she doesn't look at all pleased.
3x6 Impossible Choice: The Pain in Tsunade's Heart aired: Wednesday Jun 23, 2004
Naruto continues his training of the Rasengan, having mastered the stages of spin and power. The final stage proves to be the most difficult: control. Meanwhile, Orochimaru and Kabuto accost Tsunade and ask her to restore Orochimaru's arms. If she restores Orochimaru's arms, he promises to use his Rebirth of the Impure World kinjutsu to revive her lost lover and little brother.
3x7 Angry Explosion! I Won't Forgive You! aired: Wednesday Jul 7, 2004
Jiraiya and Naruto catch up to Tsunade, whereupon she learns that Konoha wants her to be the 5th Hokage. She refuses the title, angering Naruto, who mistakes her for being a weakling. Naruto learns first-hand how strong she really is. Naruto decides now is the time to try out the Rasengan, only he hasn't perfected it yet.
3x8 Inheritance: The Necklace of Death aired: Wednesday Jul 14, 2004
Naruto makes a bet with Tsunade, that if he can master the Rasengan in one week, she'll give him a necklace belonging the to the First Hokage. However, Shizune reveals some startling information. Everybody, except for Tsunade, who's worn that necklace has died the next day!
3x9 Yes or No! Tsunade's Decision! aired: Wednesday Jul 21, 2004
While Naruto continues to try and master the third step, Tsunade continues to think about Orochimaru's offer. Jiraiya tries to convince her by taking her out for a drink, only she slipped a paralyzing potion into his drink while he wasn't looking. Will Tsunade agree to Orochimaru's offer? And will Naruto master the Rasengan before the week is up?
3x10 Negotiations Breakdown aired: Wednesday Jul 28, 2004
Because Orochimaru lied to her about not attacking Konoha, Tsunade begins her onslaught against him and Kabuto. Kabuto eats a food pill and begins to attack Tsunade with his medical techniques but are they enough to defeat her? Will Jiraiya, Shizune and Naruto show up in time?
3x11 Attack! Fury of the Rasengan! aired: Wednesday Aug 4, 2004
With Tsunade still paralized with fear and Naruto being a low level ninja, it is up to Shizune and Jiraiya to defeat Kabuto and Orochimaru. Orochimaru and Kabuto summon two giant snakes while Jiraiya summons Gamakichi, who does nothing. Naruto tries to help Jiraya, but he too only summons a small frog that also does nothing. Orochimaru and Kabuto attack and Shizune is easily defeated. Naruto tries Rasengan but fails. Can he master the technique before Kabuto does anything to Tsunade? How far will he go to master it?
3x12 The Fifth Hokage! Sacrificing Her Life to Fight! aired: Wednesday Aug 11, 2004
Naruto finally lands a Rasengan into Kabuto's stomach, but not before Kabuto assures Naruto's certain death. Can Tsunade save him and protect him from Orochimaru?
3x13 Three-way Battle! Tsunade and Jiraiya vs. Orochimaru! aired: Wednesday Aug 11, 2004
With Tsunade in her current conidtion, and Jiraiya still under the effects of the drug, Tsunade and Jiraiya must work together to defeat Orochimaru. And with all three ninja having summoned their signature beasts, it's sure to be one heck of a battle!
3x14 Naruto's Hot Springs Adventure aired: Wednesday Aug 18, 2004
The group are on their way back to Konoha when they stop at a town with hotsprings. Unknown to them they are being watched by men looking for Tsunade. Naruto's room gets raided and the necklace he was given goes missing with nothing but a ransom note left behind. What does it all mean? Can Naruto get the necklace back and why are they looking for Tsunade in the first place?
3x15 Tsunade's Warning: Ninja No More aired: Wednesday Aug 25, 2004
Naruto, Tsunade, and Shizune finally return to Konoha so Tsunade can take over and become Hokage. Konohamaru finds out that Tsunade is the Fifth but refuses to believe it. Naruto then takes Tsunade to the hospital so she can heal Sasuke, Kakashi, and Lee. She heals Sasuke and Kakashi just fine...However, her diagnosis of Rock Lee has heartbreaking consequences for him and his future.
3x16 The One Who Inherits the Will of Fire aired: Wednesday Sep 1, 2004
Konohamaru locks himself in the office used by the 3rd to stop them from replacing his grandfather, the previous Hokage. Tsunade spends the day locked out of her office and researches a way to heal Rock Lee so he has a better chance of surviving the operation,
3x17 Sensei and Student: The Bond of a Shinobi! aired: Wednesday Sep 8, 2004
As Lee decides whether or not to go through with the operation, Gai decides to give him some motivation. Meanwhile, Tsunade frantically struggles to increase the operation's success rate.
3x18 I Want to See it! Kakashi-sensei's True Face aired: Wednesday Sep 15, 2004
After their mission, Naruto persuades Sakura and Sasuke to help him unmask their sensei, Kakashi. However, Squad 7 soon finds out that this is easier said than done...
3x19 New Missions! Rescue the Tea Country! aired: Wednesday Sep 22, 2004
Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke find out their newest mission will be without Kakashi who has responsibilities elsewhere. Tsunade sends them to the Tea Country to protect someone, but the details are vague at best. Along the way they meet Idate Morino who causes the group a lot of trouble, especially when they discover who they have to protect!
3x20 The Race is On! Trouble on the High Seas! aired: Wednesday Sep 29, 2004
The trio continue to follow Idate while fending off attacks by three Shinobi sent to kill him. They find out later just how important winning this race is to the Wasabi clan's future...
3x21 Run Idate, Run! Nagi Island Awaits! aired: Wednesday Oct 13, 2004
While the Shinobi that is working for Wasarabi begins to beat up Idate, Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura finally reach the same island. However, some old enemies appear to get in their way once again! Will they manage to find Idate and rescue him before its too late?
3x22 A Fierce Battle of Rolling Thunder! aired: Wednesday Oct 20, 2004
With Naruto's help, Idate reaches the Modoroki Shrine... But just as he's about to cross the bridge, an old nemesis stands in his way.
3x23 The Last Leg: A Final Act of Desperation aired: Wednesday Oct 27, 2004
Now that Sasuke and Sakura are trapped at the bottom of a cliff, it's up the Number One Knucklehead Ninja to defeat the malevolent Aoi and help Idate cross the finish line.
3x24 The Battle Begins: Naruto vs. Sasuke aired: Wednesday Nov 3, 2004
Hospital bound and feeling his pride shattered, Sasuke finds there is only way to redeem himself: Battle Naruto! Meanwhile, the Ino-Shika-Cho Squad sit down for some barbeque to celebrate a special occasion!
3x25 Bitter Rivals and Broken Bonds aired: Wednesday Nov 10, 2004
As their rivalry reaches a fever pitch, Kakashi-sensei breaks up the battle and sends Naruto and Sasuke to their corners. Meanwhile, Four Sound ninja enter the Hidden Leaf Village with only one thing on their mind... Sasuke!
3x26 An Invitation from the Sound aired: Wednesday Nov 17, 2004
Sasuke takes on all four Sound Ninja, but soon learns it's going to take more than Chidori to defeat them!
3x27 Formation! The Sasuke Retrieval Squad aired: Wednesday Nov 24, 2004
Now that word of Sasuke's departure has spread to the Fifth Hokage, she calls upon the newest Chunin, Shikamaru, to put together a squad to bring Sasuke back to the village.
3x28 Sound vs. Leaf aired: Wednesday Nov 24, 2004
The Sound Ninja have Sasuke in their clutches and it's up to the Hidden Leaf Village's top Shinobi to stop them.
3x29 Squad Mutiny: Everything Falls Apart! aired: Wednesday Dec 1, 2004
As Shikamaru and the rest of the squad move in, Jirobo, one of the Sound Ninja, traps them within an Earth Dome Prison and sucks up their chakra!
3x30 Full Throttle Power! Choji, Ablaze! aired: Wednesday Dec 8, 2004
Upon breaking free from the Earth Dome Prison, The Sasuke Retrieval Squad realize they don't have enough chakra to take on Jirobo... but Choji's got another idea up his sleeve.
3x31 Good-bye Old Friend...! I'll Always Believe in You! aired: Wednesday Dec 15, 2004
With his life on the line against the Sound Ninja Jirobo, Choji looks back on the seeds of his friendship with Shikamaru. Can he defeat his fearsome opponent without any Chakra?
3x32 Your Opponent Is Me! aired: Wednesday Dec 22, 2004
Hot on Sasuke's trail, Shikamaru and his squad get caught up in a web of unparalled chakra when they tangle with the six-armed Kidomaru!
3x33 360 Degrees of Vision: The Byakugan's Blind Spot aired: Wednesday Jan 5, 2005
While Naruto and the others go after Sasuke and the other Sound Ninja, Neji is locked in a desperate no-holds-barred battle with Kidomaru.
3x34 Losing is Not an Option! aired: Wednesday Jan 5, 2005
Neji's on the run from Kidomaru's bow and arrow attacks. Will Neji make it out alive or will his new-found enemy hit his blindspot dead on?
3x35 The Vessel Arrives Too Late aired: Wednesday Jan 12, 2005
In pursuit of the Sound Ninja, Naruto, Kiba and Shikamaru strike at dawn to retrieve Sasuke and bring him back to the Hidden Leaf Village.
3x36 Miscalculation: A New Enemy Appears! aired: Wednesday Jan 19, 2005
Naruto, Kiba and Shikamaru intercept Sasuke from the Sound Ninja Four, but little do they know that another ninja from the Sound Village has been dispatched to grab Sasuke as well.
3x37 Roar and Howl! The Ultimate Tag-Team! aired: Wednesday Feb 2, 2005
Faced against the vicious twin duo of Sakon and Ukon, Kiba and Akamaru team up to take them out, using their most powerful jutsu.
3x38 To Each His Own Battle aired: Wednesday Feb 9, 2005
With the Sasuke retrieval squad now split into individual battles, it's up to Naruto, Kiba and Shikamaru to stop the sound ninja. But little do they realize that there's more to their opponents than their basic techniques.
3x39 Fakeout: Shikamaru's Comeback! aired: Wednesday Feb 16, 2005
Shikamaru's got his hands full with Tayuya and her melodic attacks. Can he stop her and put an end to her malevolent flute playing?
3x40 The Leaf's Handsome Devil! aired: Wednesday Feb 23, 2005
Naruto's Shadow Clones are no match for Kimimaro's attacks. But when an old bushy-browed buddy from the Leaf Village shows up, all bets are off!
3x41 The Beast Within aired: Wednesday Mar 2, 2005
Rock Lee's back and he's full of a special medicine that has Kimimaro on the run! Can he take out the fifth Sound Ninja?
3x42 The Sand Shinobi: Allies of the Leaf aired: Wednesday Mar 9, 2005
Down for the count and at the mercy of the Sound Ninja, Kiba, Shikamaru and Rock Lee get help from an unlikely bunch of new allies.
3x43 Showdown: Gaara vs. Kimimaro aired: Wednesday Mar 16, 2005
Itching to fight and with a sense of guilt from the past, Gaara tells Rock Lee to stand down and let him take on Kimimaro. Meanwhile, Naruto continues on his quest to catch the runaway Sasuke.
3x44 Vengeful Strike! The Bracken Dance! aired: Wednesday Mar 30, 2005
As Gaara demonstrates he has more than enough backbone to take on Kimimaro, Orochimaru recollects on how he brought him as a young man into the Sound Village.
3x45 A Cry on Deaf Ears aired: Wednesday Mar 30, 2005
Finally catching up to Sasuke, Naruto does all he can to keep him from going to Orochimaru. Does he have enough strength to stop him or is Sasuke gone for good?
3x46 Brothers: Distance Among the Uchihas aired: Wednesday Apr 6, 2005
Naruto and Sasuke face off in battle as we get a glimpse into Sasuke's past where his achievements were ignored by his father and his brother Itachi's behavior began to take a turn for the worst.
3x47 Father and Son, the Broken Crest aired: Wednesday Apr 13, 2005
As Sasuke squares off against Naruto, he reflects on his past when he was neglected by both his stern father and Itachi, his brooding older brother.
3x48 The Secrets of the Mangekyō Sharingan aired: Wednesday Apr 20, 2005
While Naruto is busy underwater, Sasuke remembers the fateful day in which his clan was killed. He remembers why Itachi spared his life, and why Itachi did what what he did. Now, in order to gain the same power as his brother, he must kill his closest friend...Naruto!

Season 4 Episode List

4x1 For a Friend... aired: Wednesday Apr 27, 2005
Kakashi learns the truth about the chase after Sasuke, and orders his dogs, including Pakkun, to go find Naruto and Sasuke. However, things are looking grim as the clash between the Chindori and the Rasengan ensues. The attacks are even, causing Naruto and Sasuke to both fly back. Naruto finally realizes how serious Sasuke is, and gets the snot beat out of him while he remembers how he always wanted to be friends with Sasuke.
4x2 A Plea from a Friend aired: Wednesday May 4, 2005
Naruto proves to be too much for Sasuke to handle as Naruto fights back with renewed vigour. Finally acknowledging Naruto's strength, Sasuke puts on his forehead protector, symbolizing both as equals. But when Sasuke's Sharingan is upgraded to level 3, the tables turn on Naruto. Just when all hope seems lost for Naruto, he undergoes a startling transformation, but will it be enough?
4x3 The End of Tears aired: Wednesday May 11, 2005
The battle between Naruto and Sasuke comes to a close, as One-Tailed Naruto takes on Cursed Seal Level 2 Sasuke in one final Rasengan vs. Chidori clash! And this time...only one person will emerge victorious. Will Kakashi and Pakkun make it in time? And who is this mysterious ninja watching everything?
4x4 The Promise That Could Not Be Kept aired: Wednesday May 18, 2005
Shikamaru's group is brought back to Konoha with many injuries. Neji and Chouji could possibly die, Kiba has a deep wound but nothing too serious, and Naruto and Shimakamru have a few injuries. When Sakura finds out they are back ,she goes immediatley to see Sasuke and Naruto but finds out Sasuke got away. Can Naruto keep his promise to Sakura? And what news does the Jiraiya have for Naruto?
4x5 Deep Cover?! A Super S-Ranked Mission! aired: Wednesday May 25, 2005
Jiraiya begins to worry about Naruto and Sakura's wellbeing. He then requests that Tsunade send them on a mission with him. He finds Naruto telling Sakura he is not going to stop her from going after Sasuke, but he is going with her, and tells them about the mission. They head off to Rice Country to find the Hidden Sound Village, and hopefully Sasuke as well.
4x6 A Town of Outlaws, The Shadow of the Fuma Clan aired: Wednesday Jun 1, 2005
Naruto, Sakura and Jiraiya end up in a town that is even worse than the one they were chased out of. Jiraiya heads off and leaves Naruto and Sakura to get some food. Along the way they find the ninja that attacked them before, but things are not as clearcut as they might seem.
4x7 The Promise Betrayed, The Fleeting Request aired: Wednesday Jun 8, 2005
When Sasame drugs the gang, she prepares to hand them over to Orochimaru. But, when she discovers that they are to be killed, she has a change of heart...
4x8 Fear! Orochimaru's Castle! aired: Wednesday Jun 15, 2005
Sasame leads Naruto, Jiraiya, and Sakura to Orochimaru's hideout. They send Sasame back to the village because of the danger level. Jiraiya summons Gamakichi to go in first and investigate. The four come to three tunnels. Jiraiya goes off to the right, Naruto and Sakura down the middle and Gamakichi down the left. Will the four of them make it past the traps?
4x9 Two Beats, Kabuto's Trap! aired: Wednesday Jun 22, 2005
Naruto arrives in the nick of time to save Sakura, but not before Kabuto tells her that Sasuke is dead! Naruto attacks but ends up tangled in a deadly trap of Kabuto's. Is it all over for our hero and will they find Arashi?
4x10 Sakura's Determination aired: Wednesday Jun 29, 2005
The battle between Naruto and Arashi continues, but Naruto's injury is making it difficult for him to succeed. Sasame jumps in to try to save Naruto but will it be enough?
4x11 The Evil Trio of the High Security Installation! aired: Wednesday Jul 6, 2005
With the events of the Rice Field Country behind them, everyone prepares for their training. But a new threat soon arises. Remember Mizuki? He's back and he's planning to break out of Konoha's Correctional Facility, along with two stupid, fat brothers....
4x12 Run, Ton-ton! I'm Depending on Your Nose! aired: Wednesday Jul 13, 2005
Shizune and her team encounter Mizuki, but it doesn't go as planned! When Ton-ton comes back to warn Tsunade, Naruto takes the initiative to find Shizune with Ton-ton's help. Kakashi arrives and lends Pakkun's assistance to Iruka before departing on a mission of his own. Will it all be enough to save the day?
4x13 Newly Formed Three Man Cell! Two People and an Animal! aired: Wednesday Jul 20, 2005
Naruto is having trouble with the two brothers and Iruka is having his share of difficulties with Mizuki! Iruka struggles to try and get the old Mizuki back but he doesn't have much success.... Meanwhile, when things are looking bleak for Naruto, can 3 friendly Ninja save the day?
4x14 Explosion! New Formation! Ino-Shika-Cho aired: Wednesday Jul 27, 2005
Naruto's backup has arrived and they are Shikamaru, Ino, and Chouji. They tell Naruto that they will take care of the brothers. Naruto leaves to catch up to Iruka, who is fighting Mizuki. Can Naruto arrive before Mizuki kills Iruka? And can Shikamaru, Ino, and Chouji hold off the brothers?
4x15 Leftover Ambitions and Orochimaru aired: Wednesday Aug 10, 2005
Naruto, Iruka and Pakkun meet up with Mizuki's fiancee Tsubaki and she has come to offer help to the three. Meanwhile, Shikamaru, Ino and Chouji are having trouble holding the two brothers at bay. While this is going on, Tsunade discovers a startling secret about Mizuki and Orochimaru and plans to take matters into her own hands....
4x16 Fateful Showdown! You Won't Defeat Me aired: Wednesday Aug 17, 2005
Mizuki is determined to make Naruto and Iruka suffer and it appears that he has the upper edge with his improved strength and speed! Shikamaru, Ino and Chouji are also at their limits and now Fuujin and Raijin are free. Can Tsunade arrive in time to help?
4x17 Super Pursuit Power Even Akamaru is Jealous of! Seek the Mys aired: Wednesday Aug 17, 2005
Naruto is unable to search for Sasuke due to Tsunade's orders, while Kiba and Hinata wonder how they can help him out. Shino remembers a special type of bug that if it is found, could easily track Sasuke down. they go and discuss it with Tsunade, who agrees to let them search for it, making Shino the leader. Tsunade discovers Naruto eavsfropping the conversation and lets him go with them. But, can they complete a mission with only a 10% success rate? As they travel, Naruto has difficulty dealing with Shino's bizzare behavior. Hinata also sneaks out in the middle of the night to practice some mysterious moves. After two days of travelling, they finally reach their destination. And they're not alone, a mysterious group is also after the same thing.
4x18 How Are They Different? Don't All Bugs Look the Same? aired: Wednesday Aug 24, 2005
The group struggles to find a Bikouchuu, but seem to fail at every turn. When it starts to rain they realise they only have one more chance to find it, will Hinata's Byakugan be enough?
4x19 Deceive, Confuse, and Be Deceived. The Grand Bug Battle aired: Wednesday Aug 31, 2005
With Hinata's safety in danger, the group must try and figure out a way to save her and protect the Bikouchuu at the same time. Every time one side seems to have an edge though, the other reveals yet a new trick. As dawn approaches, they don't have long left....can they succeed?
4x20 Blaze Away, Byakugan! This is My Ninja Way! aired: Wednesday Sep 14, 2005
With the group trapped, Shino makes a deal to trade the Bikouchuu for Hinata. Unfortunately for the opponents, Hinata got away, making the deal worthless! They begin to attack but can Hinata show up to save the day?
4x21 Requiem for the Living aired: Wednesday Sep 21, 2005
When Naruto rescues three strangers he finds himself dragged into yet another mission. However, this time he doesn't want to partake in it! That is until he hears that there might be a connection to Akatsuki. With Neji, Lee and Tenten as his teammates, will he find the information he is looking for?
4x22 A Lesson Learned: The Iron Fist of Love! aired: Wednesday Sep 28, 2005
Out to try and save Rourusuke, Naruto and the others ambush members of the Kurosuke Family and save an old man. They soon hear the funeral bell and go and save Rourusuke. However, Rock lee meets an old friend among the group, and Lee must now convince Kurashi to return his his old way of life. Their time together is cut short, as Raiga watches from the sidelines. Can Naruto, Neji, Rock Lee, and Tenten defeat an enemy that not even Neji's Byakugan can see?
4x23 The Enemy of the Byakugan aired: Wednesday Oct 5, 2005
Naruto, Tenten, Neji and Lee continue their mission to stop Raiga and save the Rourusuke Family. They try to work out a plan but the thick fog makes it difficult for them to see. Even Neji's Byakugan doesn't seem to help. Lee fights Raiga and manages to knock a bag off his back. What is this bag and what is inside it that seems so important? Meanwhile Naruto steps up to battle Raiga. Will he be able to defeat him?
4x24 The Dark Creeping Clouds aired: Wednesday Oct 12, 2005
With Raiga seemingly defeated, the group can get on with clearing up the remaining enemy Ninja and returning the village to normal. However, what will they do with Ranmaru who tells them about his tragic past?
4x25 Raiga's Counterattack aired: Wednesday Oct 19, 2005
Ranmaru is determined to bring Raiga back from the dead and appears to suceed! An enraged raiga now goes on the offensive, starting with Tenten. Karashi runs back to the Curry House to tell the others what has happened, but who's side is he really on?
4x26 Run!!! Curry of Life aired: Wednesday Oct 26, 2005
Lee is left facing Raiga alone while Tenten and the others hurry to bring them the curry of life. Ranmaru is reunited with Raiga, but are things the same as they were before?
4x27 Everyone, Come With Me! Great Sweat and Tears Survival Plan aired: Wednesday Nov 2, 2005
Every Genin is assigned a squad of Cadets to lead on a mission that forces all of them to race to the top of a mountain to retrieve a scroll and, wouldn't you know it, guess who Naruto ends up leading? Its none other than the Konohamaru corps. However, when a storm causes the mission to be cancelled without his knowing, he will have to be a better leader than ever to keep his team alive!
4x28 Enemy or Ally?! Wilderness Bounty Hunting aired: Wednesday Nov 9, 2005
Naruto, Hinata and Kiba are sent off on a mission to capture a thief named Gosunkugi. However, on the way they meet another bounty hunter, who is after the same target as them....
4x29 Take or Be Taken?! Showdown at the Okay Temple! aired: Wednesday Nov 16, 2005
Turns out Sazanami is really a wanted criminal named Toukichi who is wanted for the murder of a family of three. Truth is however, he's innocent, and wants to capture the man responsible to prove it! Sazanami teams up with the Konoha group to stop Gosunki once and for all....
4x30 Meeting the Strange Visitor, Green Beast? Wild Beast?...Anim aired: Wednesday Nov 23, 2005
As Gai and Lee leave Konoha on a mission, two strangers disguise themselves as them and sneak into the village to learn its secrets. Tsunade, Sakura and Tenten have big plans in store for these imposters, plans that'll make their lives miserable.
4x31 White Cursed Warrior aired: Wednesday Nov 30, 2005
Naruto, Tenten, and Neji travel to the Bird Country to exterminate a ghost named Noroimusha.
4x32 Tactician - Expectation of Koumei aired: Wednesday Dec 7, 2005
Naruto and the others attempt to prove that Kouhmei is the one responsible for the ghost. However, what Naruto and the gang discover leaves even more mysteries unsolved.
4x33 The Late Supporter aired: Wednesday Dec 14, 2005
Naruto decides to do some investigating on his own over the matter of the ghost, while Neji and Tenten try a different approach. WIth the help of two frogs, Naruto begins to learn more and more about the truth of the matter....but will what he discovers, cost him his life?
4x34 Naruto Dies aired: Wednesday Dec 21, 2005
Kakashi orders Neji and Tenten to return to the village with him, much to their protest. Meanwhile Koumei is about to be executed, at least until the Noroimusha shows up! Is the ghost an ally or an enemy and whatever became of Naruto? Questions are answered as Sagi reveals the truth!
4x35 The Time That is Stopped aired: Wednesday Jan 4, 2006
Sagi prepares his plans for revenge and he won't let anyone stand in his way! Disguised as the Noroimusha, he confronts Musou, but shocking news is revealed when they both reveal their true identities!
4x36 White Heron's Flapping Wings of Time aired: Wednesday Jan 4, 2006
Shima saves Naruto from Ooki's genjutsu trap and proceeds to try and protect him. When all seems lost for our hero, a mysterious white figure appears and asks him to grant one last wish. Will Naruto find the strength to grant this request and save the day?
4x37 Burn Zundou! Mix, Stretch, Boil! aired: Wednesday Jan 18, 2006
Mr. Ichiraku, the owner of the Ichiraku Ramen shop is in trouble. His daughter has been kidnapped and he only has two days to win her back! Can Nauruto, Chouji and Sakura help Mr. Ichiraku win the contest, or will he have to hand over his Legendary Ramen recipe?
4x38 Memory, the Lost Page aired: Wednesday Jan 25, 2006
Being some of the few Genins available, Naruto, Ino, and Shino are forced to accompany Anko on her mission to the Sea Country to destroy a sea monster and protect a boat carrying gold. However, Anko is acting strange as she begins to remember more and more events from her past, and the connection she once had with Orochimaru.
4x39 Impact, the Closed Door aired: Wednesday Feb 1, 2006
Naruto is recovering thanks to the mysterious girl, Isaribi. While Naruto is recovering, Anko, Shino, and Ino search for him and also meet the man in charge of the payroll shipment. The group eventually meets back up, but not before finding the sea monster's lair.
4x40 Infiltration, the Devised Trap aired: Wednesday Feb 8, 2006
After Isaribi escapes, Naruto and his team decide to go to the forbidden island and confront Orochimaru and his subordinates. They soon discover that Orochimaru is not the man behind the curtain, but a man known as Amachi. Amachi is the one responsible for turning Isaribi into a monster, so why is she helping him?
4x41 Despair, the Broken Heart aired: Wednesday Feb 15, 2006
After narrowly escaping the collapsing lab, Naruto and the others must catch up to the money convoy. However, Amachi has already set his trap, and the convoy crew has taken the bait. Naruto and the others arrive to save the day, as all of them prepare for battle. But can the group defeat Amachi when he reveals his true self? And what will happen when Isaribi realizes how far Naruto will go to save her?
4x42 Sea Battle, the Released Power aired: Wednesday Feb 22, 2006
Naruto and Amachi's battle comes to a rather quick end, or does it? Also, Anko recovers more of her past including a significant event.
4x43 No Waaaay! Celebrity Ninpou: Kinton no Jutsu aired: Wednesday Mar 1, 2006
In addition to Naruto's normal missions, he gets a special mission involving a VIP. Naruto is forced to hang out with a young boy, who likes ninja. However, the boy thinks money can buy him everything, and Naruto won't stand for that. Teaching the boy will prove to be difficult, especially when he is the target of kidnappers.
4x44 Dig Here! Woof! Woof! Search for Buried Treasure aired: Wednesday Mar 8, 2006
Naruto, Kiba, and Hinata are ordered on a special mission: A treasure hunt! There is a downside though; if they fail the mission, they have to go back to the Academy. They set off confident that the mission will be easy, but still worried about having to go back to the academy. Everything is going as well as expected until some mysterious characters show up. Can Naruto and crew find the gold, or will they have to go back to the Academy with the other little kids?
4x45 Zig Zag Run! Chase, Chased, Mistaken aired: Wednesday Mar 15, 2006
Naruto, Kiba, and Hinata must make it back to Konoha and stop their evil look-alikes from ruining their village. The imposters think it'll be an easy task, but when the real Naruto and Kiba expose their weakness, they discover that it may not be so easy.
4x46 OH?! Please, Mister Postman aired: Wednesday Mar 22, 2006
Naruto accidently meets up with Jiraiya and demands that he trains him. Jiraiya refuses however, as he has to finish the next volume of his series. Anxiously wanting to train, Naruto tries to help and as usual, it all goes wrong. Naruto and Jiraiya vs the Courier Ninja, who will come out on top?
4x47 Encounter, The Boy Named “Star” aired: Wednesday Mar 29, 2006
About 200 years, a star fell to the Hidden Star Village. This star supposedly as mystic powers. However, the village has few ninja, so they require the help of other villages. Naruto accompanies Lee, Neji, and Tenten on a mission to protect it.
4x48 The Remembered Lullaby aired: Wednesday Apr 5, 2006
When the mysterious attacker flies away with the star, using only their Chakra, the Konoha group are left in the dust. They swear to reclaim the star but it isn't as simple as they might hope. Meanwhile, Naruto learns some of Subaru's history and Natsuhiboshi...

Season 5 Episode List

5x1 Hidden Jutsu! The Price of the Ninja Art: Kujaku aired: Wednesday Apr 12, 2006
The Konoha team continue to investigate the star's theft and start to realise everything is not quite as it seems. Everything seems to be leading to a final battle, but who is the real enemy behind all this?
5x2 Hoshikage: The Buried Truth aired: Wednesday Apr 19, 2006
Naruto has been rescued by the mysterious woman and soon learns who she really is. Can the two of them continue the mission the was started so very long ago and what will Subaru think when he discovers the truth?
5x3 Reunion: The Remaining Time aired: Wednesday Apr 26, 2006
Subaru finally meets his mother, but is it too late for them? Can Naruto defeat Akahoshi and stop the star from falling back into his hands, and what side will the village choose to take?
5x4 The Star's Radiance aired: Wednesday May 3, 2006
After Akahoshi tries to execute Sumaru, Hakato and the rest of the children stand up to protect their village. Akahoshi, finding the village turning against him, takes drastic steps to ensure his success. Naruto is the only one left who can take down this menace, can he do it alone? or will he find help from someone more powerful....
5x5 Kiba's Long Day aired: Wednesday May 10, 2006
When Akamaru is taken ill and starts to undergo a mysterious transformation, can Kiba do anything to save his friend? When the whole village appears to be against him what lengths will he go through, to protect his friend?
5x6 A Legend from the Hidden Leaf: The Onbaa! aired: Wednesday May 17, 2006
While Naruto trains in the forest, a mysterious creature latches onto his back. This legendary creature can't be removed until it becomes an adult, but that's only the beginning of Naruto's problems.
5x7 Laughing Shino aired: Wednesday May 24, 2006
Naruto and Shino go on a mission together to Motoyoshi Village, where a man named Fuuta has a strange request. To receive his inheritance money, he must not laugh at his fathers funeral. There is however one clause that may be enough to save him from losing everything when his relatives try every trick in the book, to cause laughter...
5x8 Open for Business! The Leaf Moving Service aired: Wednesday May 31, 2006
Naruto, Hinata, and Chouji are chosen on a mission to protect some peddlers running away from a war at the Greenery Country. However, Tsunade gave them more than just a simple guard duty mission, making them movers as well. The peddlers are just simple folk, who were never even registered citizens in the country. But, when Naruto discovers the group is being pursued, the three ninja realize that there is more going on than meets the eyes.
5x9 The Mystery of the Targeted Merchants aired: Wednesday Jun 7, 2006
The group splits off into two, in an attempt to deter their mysterious attackers. However, when Naruto and Chouji discover the plan hasn't worked as intended, they soon realise that somebody is hiding something important....
5x10 A Limitless Supply of Ninja Tools aired: Wednesday Jun 14, 2006
Naruto, Chouji, and Yurinojou take on Ruiga, who uses water as a weapon. Ruiga has the power to draw out water from the Earth, giving him an unlimited supply of ninja weapons. How can they defeat an opponent who has a limitless supply of water? Even if they can win, can they defeat the second ninja, Jiga? Also, what is the Princess' true motive for running away?
5x11 The Byakugan Sees the Blind Spot! aired: Wednesday Jun 21, 2006
With Naruto defeated, Hinata decides to join the fight. Will she be able to defeat the second evil ninja? And what of the princess?
5x12 Forecast: Death! Cloudy with Chance of Sun! aired: Wednesday Jun 28, 2006
The battle with the third and final evil ninja is on. He has only one desire and that is to kill Princess Haruna. Will Naruto be able to defeat this new menace and save Haruna?
5x13 Ino Screams! Chubby Paradise! aired: Wednesday Jul 5, 2006
When the daughter of a Feudal Lord calls for a double, Ino is brought in to take her place. The only problem is they look nothing alike, the princess has become big boned because she had a lot of stress and ate a lot. Now Ino must stand in for her and arrange a marriage with a man from Udon Country. Can Ino arrage the marriage without problem?
5x14 Viva Dojo Challenge! Youth is All About Passion! aired: Wednesday Jul 12, 2006
When Naruto returns from a mission, he discovers that Lee has set up a Dojo and is desperate for a challenger. When Gai discovers nobody has challenged him he steps up to the plate! However, a last minute change in plans throws changes everything, and when an imposter joins the fray, chaos ensues....
5x15 The Mysterious Curse of the Haunted Castle aired: Wednesday Jul 19, 2006
Naruto, Hinata, and Kiba are sent to the Land of Honey to search for the Daimyō's wife. There, they find an eerie castle, and journey inside to search for clues.
5x16 The Third Super-Beast! aired: Wednesday Jul 26, 2006
When Lee misses his check-up with Tsunade, Naruto is sent to find him. Meanwhile Gai is training someone called Yagura and has decided that Lee and Yagura should have a training match. Can Lee beat the new trainee after hearing some uncomfortable news at his examination?
5x17 Hot-Blooded Confrontation: Student vs. Sensei aired: Wednesday Aug 9, 2006
Gai is trapped inside a fortress made of practice posts. Yagura appears but is he there to help or to hinder? Naruto, Neji and Tenten show up to try and rescue Gai, but will it be too much for them to handle on their own?
5x18 Crisis: The Hidden Leaf 11 Gather! aired: Wednesday Aug 16, 2006
Naruto meets an old man, a construction worker named Gennou. However, when Gennou steals plans for some of the buildings in Konoha, Naruto suddenly finds himself under investigation by the ANBU. What is the truth behind Gennou and why does nobody seem to know what is going on?
5x19 The Anbu Gives Up? Naruto's Recollection aired: Wednesday Aug 23, 2006
In order to get the information they need about Gennou, the ANBU put Naruto in a trance, hoping to prong the information they need from Naruto's memory. However, even by doing all of this, will they get the information they need?
5x20 The Missed Target aired: Wednesday Aug 30, 2006
Naruto and the others continue their search for any clues leading to Gennou or his plan. During an investigation of the Ninja Academy, they discover a suspicious training post which leads to an even scarier discovery.
5x21 The Powerful Helper aired: Wednesday Sep 13, 2006
With the city of Konoha mapped in explosive tags, a decision must be made weather to try and remove them, or to evacuate the entire city! However, something is strange about these tags, can they discover what it is? And can they remove all of them in time?
5x22 Multiple Traps! Countdown to Destruction aired: Wednesday Sep 20, 2006
While Shikamaru tries to figure out what Gennou is planning next, Naruto is fighting Gennou in the Great Stone faces. Can Shikamaru stop Gennou's next step in the plan before it is to late? And will Naruto be able to defeat the Trap Master?
5x23 The Top 5 Ninja Battles! aired: Wednesday Sep 27, 2006
Naruto and Sakura host a special recap episode featuring the top five battles so far! There are also interviews with some of the team, and perhaps even some of the enemy....
5x24 Kurenai's Decision: Squad 8 Left Behind aired: Thursday Oct 5, 2006
Naruto encounters a girl named Yakumo who has a surprising talent for destruction. Shortly after, Kurenai Yuhi, leader of Team 8 makes a startling decision and Naruto is determined to find out why.
5x25 Yakumo's Sealed Power aired: Thursday Oct 5, 2006
Naruto sneaks into Yakumo's mansion in the night, and has a dream that Kurenai threatened to seal Yakumo's abilities. He then discovers that this is the reason why she left the team, but Kurenai refuses to disclose any more. As Kurenai goes to see Yakumo, several Kurama Clan members attack.
5x26 Kurenai's Top Secret Mission: The Promise with the Third Hok aired: Thursday Oct 5, 2006
As Kurenai attempts to escape with Yakumo, Naruto and Sakura, Team 8 and Might Gai arrive to lend their assistance. We learn some of the history between Kurenai and Yakumo and discover why things have turned out the way they have...
5x27 Genjutsu or Reality? aired: Thursday Oct 19, 2006
Naruto, Kurenai, Yakumo and Team 8 return to Konoha to a shocking discovery. Can this really be reality or is it all some kind of sick illusion?
5x28 The Supposed Sealed Ability aired: Thursday Oct 26, 2006
Naruto and the members of Team 8 head into Yakumo's house to find her with Kurenai. It is revealed that a mysterious entity might be behind all this. Can the group discover the truth in time?
5x29 The Weight of the Prized Artifact! aired: Thursday Nov 2, 2006
Naruto and Kiba are ordered to escort a man named Shinemon who is transporting a rare and valuable artifact. However, when Bandits steal the artifact, can the pair retrieve it and keep Shinemon alive?
5x30 The Enemy aired: Thursday Nov 9, 2006
Naruto, Sakura and Lee are sent to escort a prisoner named Gantetsu to the Forest Country Capital. Their job is only to back up the escort group incase something goes wrong, which inevitably, it does....
5x31 Labyrinth Forest aired: Thursday Nov 16, 2006
With the ship split in half, Naruto, Todoroki and Gantetsu are seperated from the others. Now Naruto must face the other three Shinobazu that Gantetsu was with. Can Naruto lead them out or will they have to trust Gantetsu to lead the way?
5x32 Memories of Fire aired: Thursday Nov 30, 2006
Todoroki wants to avenge his family and kill Gantetsu. The only problem is that Naruto has other ideas. Elsewhere, Lee and Sakura are surrounded by children who are demanding they give them Gantetsu. Can Naruto and Todoroki get Gantetsu back? And what are the childrens reasons for wanting him?
5x33 Everyone's Paths aired: Thursday Dec 7, 2006
Naruto arrives to save Gantetsu and the kids but has trouble when Akio is kidnapped and Todoroki realizes his brother is alive. Will Naruto and Todoroki be able to save Akio?
5x34 The Lost Memory aired: Thursday Dec 14, 2006
Naruto rescues a kid who was injured but he is an outsider to Konoha. Tsunade assigns Naruto to take care of the kid until he gets his memory back. What was this kid doing outside of Konoha and why can't he remember anything?
5x35 Take Back Reality aired: Thursday Dec 21, 2006
Naruto and Menma manage to get Tsunade to let them go find Menma's memories. However, they are forced to go with Neji and Tenten guarding them. On the way, they come across a burned-down village. There, they greet the villagers and ask them what happened. Unfortunately, the villagers aren't too happy to see them.
5x36 Erasing the Past aired: Thursday Dec 21, 2006
Ran wants to kill Menma, upon seeing the mark on his arm, but Neji stands in the way, saying it would be unfair to kill a criminal without any memories of his crimes. Ran finally agrees and performs surgery on Menma, saving his life, but the villagers aren't as happy. Are they prepared for when foreign shinobi group comes for a second attack?
5x37 The Disappearing Craftsman, the Targeted Shukaku aired: Thursday Jan 11, 2007
A Sand shinobi, Matsuri, has been abducted by a mysterious ninja. In order to bring them bring back, Gaara must accept the mystery ninja's challenge. Can Naruto prevent this challenge ending in catastrophe?
5x38 The Sand's Allies - The Leaf's Shinobi aired: Thursday Jan 18, 2007
The rogue ninjas continue running as Gaara, Temari and Kankuro give chase. At the same time, Shino, Hinata and Neji are using their abilities to try and find the Shitenshounnin. Who will end up fighting first and, who will ultimately win?
5x39 The Sealed Sand Water Tiger's Counterattack aired: Thursday Jan 25, 2007
Shikamaru and Ino arrive to help out Temari against Kyaku, while Kiba and Chouji go to help Konkuro. All seems to be going well until Neji notices something odd...
5x40 The Resurrected Ultimate Weapon aired: Thursday Feb 1, 2007
Even with his chakra so low, Gaara fights the Shitenshounin leader. When he fails and is trapped, Naruto arrives to try and rescue him. But when the leader of Takumi Village, Seimei, is revived, can Naruto save Gaara before Shukaku takes complete control of him?
5x41 Heading Out aired: Thursday Feb 8, 2007
The exciting conclusion to Naruto. What will become of Gaara, and now that Jiraiya has returned, will Naruto finally leave Konoha to begin his training?


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