Hot-Blooded Confrontation: Student vs. Sensei

Season 8, Ep 18, Aired 9/13/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Gai is trapped in fortress made by the practice posts. Yagura appears on the outside and reveals that he is not the real Yagura. He is Gensho eldest of the Ryudoin brothers who have sought revenge on Gai because he defeated their father, Ryudoin Agira. Naruto, Neji, and Tenten show up to save Gai. The three brothers summon more practice posts and Neji figures out how to defeat the posts. After Naruto, Neji, and Tenten dismantle a few, the brothers give the posts different actions. Lee then shows up to save them. Can Lee defeat all the posts and save Gai from the Ryudoin brothers?moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Hayato Date

  • Maile Flanagan

    Naruto Uzumaki

  • Skip Stellrecht

    Might Guy

  • Brian Donovan

    Rock Lee

  • Steve Staley

    Neji Hyuuga

  • Fan Reviews (13)
  • Double the Lotus, Double the Fun

    By TanorFaux, Jan 01, 2013

  • This had alot of action.

    By srzeczyca, Sep 19, 2008

  • Gai and Lee must fight.

    By stitch069917, Sep 16, 2008

  • That's a pretty sweet jutsu...

    By DarkNinja1994, Sep 16, 2008

  • Action filled filler

    By Neroshadow, Jun 23, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Sakura: Naruto! Naruto: Hey, Sakura, good to see ya. You can help us carry Bushy0Brow back to the village. Sakura: You bet. That's why we brought the stretcher. Lee: No, no, forget about me. Take care of Yagura first... I mean... What is his real name anyway? Who is he? Gai: Lee! Lee! There will be plenty of time to explain things later. Now hush and let them take you to the hospital. Lee: Yes, Gai-sensei. Naruto: That's a good student-teacher relationship all right. Why can't I have a teacher like that?

    • Gai: Your father taught me something very important in our glorious battle. He taught me that being born with natural talent is not the greatest gift. The truly lucky one are those with an unwavering belief in themselves and the passion to keep striving to the very end.

    • Gai: If it was revenge you sought, you should have fought me like a warrior, man to man. Your father, though outnumbered and the only one of his squad still standing, refused to surrender. All he had left to fight with was his kung-fu and his honor. Out of respect for your father's courage, I accepted his challenge and met him in single combat and when the battle was over he was contempt with the outcome and said only that he would like to fight again. Whether you believe what I say or not, that's the was it was.

    • Rokkaku: They're fighting each other without even knowing it, how father would have enjoyed this. Genshou: Yes, a battle to the death between teacher and student. Jakou: It's perfect and even if they discover the true identity of their opponent... Genshou: They have to fight on until one or the other is defeated. That is the secret of my very special jutsu.

    • Lee: There are more of these wooden dummies in here? Genshou: Your teacher has filled your head with lies. Lee: Whose voice is that? Yagura? Genshou: It's a lie that passion and effort can overcome anything. A lie and you're a fool to believe it. Lee: Nobody calls Gai-sensei a liar! I dare you to come out of hiding and say that, you coward! Genshou: Why should I when I can easily prove my point with these wooden dummies I created? Lee: I have vowed to rescue Gai-sensei! Neither you or any wooden dummy is going to change that.

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    Notes (10)

    • YTV Airdate: August 29, 2009

    • The 3 brothers, Rokkaku, Jakou, and Gensho Ryudoin, were also in the Naruto game "Path of the Ninja 2" for the Nintendo DS as antagonists.

    • During the preview of the next episode, the Konoha 11 read the title card together.

    • It's revealed that Gai plans to write an 8 volume series of books called "Maito Gai's Most Memorable Battles".

    • The impostor Yagura is revealed to be Genshou Ryudoin who is the son of Agari Ryudoin.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Gai uses Morse Code when communicating with Lee. This is an old form of communicating over long distances where a combination of long and short sounds are used to represent letters.

    • There was a similar technique used in an episode of Justice League Unlimited that caused Superman and Wonder Woman to fight each other before they realized who they were actually fighting.

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