The Third Hokage, Forever...

Season 2, Ep 45, Aired 3/24/07
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  • Episode Description
  • 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.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Brian Donovan

    Rock Lee

  • Colleen O'Shaughnessey

    Ino Yamanaka / Konohamaru

  • Crispin Freeman

    Ebisu / Kaiza

  • Danielle Judovits


  • Dave Wittenberg

    Kakashi Hatake

  • Fan Reviews (36)
  • The finale of Naruto and Gaara's duel

    By pirateking193, Aug 20, 2011

  • Emotional

    By ZaleIsBackAgain, Nov 05, 2008

  • The Third Hokage Died...

    By Elie101, Mar 25, 2007

  • very very sad...

    By tepocha, Aug 11, 2008

  • Sad episode.

    By stitch069917, Jun 03, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Kakashi: Better make it quick, the Hokage's funeral has already begun.
      Yugao: And you, Kakashi? Paying respects to Obito? Instead of constantly inventing new excuses for being late, why not just come here earlier?
      Kakashi: I did. I've been here since dawn. This place makes me think of the mistakes I did in the past, and I've made so many of them.

    • Kisame: Well, it survived, but barely. The damage is extensive. Itachi: Not long ago it was at the height of it's glory. Look at it now. Kisame: Hmm... You sound almost sad. Don't tell me you still have feelings for your old home? Itachi: No. None.

    • Kakashi: This place makes me think of the mistakes I've made in the past, and I've made so many of them.

    • Kurenai: It's raining. Asuma: Even the heavens weep.

    • Kankuro: (Thinking about Gaara) I never thought I'd see this! He's had it!

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    Notes (10)

    • YTV Airdate: May 11, 2007

    • First appearance of Kisame Hoshigaki, though he isn't introduced formally until the next episode.

    • When this episode first aired on Cartoon Network, there were technical difficulties that occurred twice, thus ending the episode five minutes early without the conclusion.

    • Original Airdate: April 21, 2004

    • Original Episode Title: The Third, Forever... Romaji Episode Title: Sandaime yo, Eikyuu ni... Kanji Episode Title: 三代目よ、永久に…

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    Trivia (3)

    • Watch Gaara's left shoulder. In some of the previous episodes the wound on his shoulder is gone. But during the beginning of this episode, we see the wound again.

    • Near the end of episode 79, when Naruto and Gaara hit the ground, the ground is mostly grass. But, in episode 80, the ground is mostly dirt, very little grass.

    • Near the end of episode 79, when Naruto and Gaara hit the ground, Naruto is on Gaara's right. But, during episode 80, Naruto is on his left.

    Allusions (1)

    • When Kankuro and Temari escort Gaara away, you can see a small leaf in the swirl of sand lying on the ground. This is an indication of the popular Japanese belief that a tanuki, which Shukaku is, can transform itself by placing a leaf on its forehead.

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