A Plea From a Friend

Season 6, Ep 5, Aired 1/19/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Naruto proves to be too much for Sasuke to handle as Naruto beats the snot out of him. 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?

  • Cast & Crew
  • Maile Flanagan

    Naruto Uzumaki

  • Yuri Lowenthal

    Sasuke Uchiha

  • Dave Wittenberg

    Kakashi Hatake

  • JB Blanc


  • Paul St. Peter

    Nine-Tailed Fox

  • Fan Reviews (42)
  • The best episode of naruto ever

    By ImNotHouse, Feb 14, 2009

  • Quite possibly the best Naruto Battle ever!!

    By DramaStorm, Jan 19, 2009

  • Oh Em frikkin Gee, this is what I've been frikkin waiting for!

    By ZaleIsBackAgain, Dec 24, 2008

  • Really kickin butt awesome episode.

    By srzeczyca, Aug 18, 2008

  • My fav fight EVER!

    By JAMNaruto4, Jul 21, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Pakkun: Oh, there you are. Kakashi: Are you sure it's this way? Pakkun: Yep! We'd better pick up the pace. I'm getting a bad feeling about this.

    • Sasuke: Come, Naruto! If that's how it is, I'll just have to sever that bond. Naruto: Sever it just like that, huh? Then why do you bother wearing that headband anymore? Sasuke: I'll admit it, you're definitely strong. It's because you know the pain that solitude brings, just as I do. It's that very pain that makes you and I stronger Naruto. Which means if I can break that bond, I'll be able to achieve even greater strength.

    • Naruto: Now let's go. Enough is enough, snap out of it already. If you don't come to your senses, then I'm going to have to break all your bones and drag you back to the village. So get up, Sasuke!

    • Sasuke: What the heck do you know about it?! It's not like you had a family in the first place! You were on your own from the beginning! What makes you think you know anything about it, huh? I'm suffering now because I had those ties. How on earth could you possibly understand what it feels like to lose all that?!

    • Sasuke: (Thinking) That's Naruto? What is this power? What was that red chakra? Is he some kind of monster?

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    Notes (9)

    • YTV Airdate: May 9, 2008

    • In this episode, the subtitles in the English dub for the opening song "No Boy, No Cry", were changed.

    • In the manga, Naruto and Sasuke were standing on the cliff wall when Sasuke put on his forehead protector. Also, Naruto didn't fall unconscious because Sasuke pile-drove him, therefore resulting in the unlocking of the first tail. Instead, Sasuke kicked him in the chin and was still holding onto Naruto's leg. Naruto then wished to become stronger and unlocked the first tail.

    • Original Airdate: May 4, 2005

    • Original Episode Title: Roar of Tears! You Are My Friend! Romaji Episode Title: Namida no Houkou! Omae wa Ore no Tomodachi da!! Kanji Episode Title: 涙の咆哮! オマエはオレの友達だ

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    Trivia (4)

    • During Sasuke's fight with Naruto with the 3rd stage Sharingan, Naruto catches Sasuke off guard by grabbing his ankles from under water. This is the second time Sasuke has been caught off guard like this. The first time was in You Failed! Kakashi's Final decision (season 1 episode 5) when Kakashi grabbed Sasuke's ankle from underground.

    • When Naruto gains the first tail, watch his hands. When they first touch the water, after he punches Sasuke, his right hand is out front and his left hand is beside him. In the next shot, his hand positions are reversed.

    • The hole in Naruto's jacket disappears several times throughout the episode.

    • Naruto's eyes in the beginning keep switching from his regular eyes to that of Kyubi's.

    Allusions (1)

    • When fighting Naruto after putting on his headband, Sasuke uses a stance identical to that of Bruce Lee.

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