Season 3 Episode 45

A Cry on Deaf Ears

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Jan 05, 2008 on TV Tokyo
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A Cry on Deaf Ears

"A Cry on Deaf Ears" from the TV Tokyo series "Naruto" aired originally on December 5, 2007 and is the 128 episode of the ongoing anime series. In this episode Sasuke is leaving the leaf village. Naruto attempts to convince Sasuke to return to the leaf village first verbally, which Sasuke refuses. Then comes an attempt at physical persuasion which turns into an all out melee.


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  • Here we go, a massive story arc to a past we already know about...

    Definitely not my favorite episode, this episode really got nowhere fast. First it spent an unusual amount of time going through all of the Konoha ninjas that took part in the rescue, Chouji, Neji, Kiba, Shikmaru, and Rock Lee. Then it actually got somewhere for a little while with Naruto trying to pound some sense into Sasuke which followed with a lot of flashbacks to the previous time Sasuke and Naruto fought on top of the hospital. Finally it ends with Sasuke kicking Naruto's ass. There were some interesting points here and there, such as Sasuke outmaneuvering Naruto with some really great battle tactics, but way too many flashbacks. Cut down on all of the unnecessary stuff and this episode is probably seven minutes long.moreless
  • get him naruto~~~~~~~~~~~~~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Naruto has finally caught up with Sasuke, but Sasuke refuses to go back. No matter how much Naruto tries to persuade him, Sasuke refuses. Sasuke decides to leave, and Naruto realizes the only way to stop him is by force. After a few hits Naruto realizes just how much Sasuke has changed from their last fight. Sasuke tries to tell Naruto that he doesnt seek the same path as he once did. This episdoe was good because we are finally going to be able to see who is stronger Naruro or Sasuke. Will Naruto be able to equal Sasukes new power and bring him back to the Leaf Village?

    GO NARUTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • Naruto catches up to Sasuke.

    Naruto finally catches up to Sasuke. Naruto tries to convince Sasuke to come back with him to the Leaf Village. Sasuke tells Naruto that Sakura already tried to get him to stay and that she failed to do so. Naruto thinks back to Sakura pleading for him to bring Sasuke home and how Choji, Neji, Kiba, Shikamaru, and Lee stayed behind to fight in order for Naruto to reach Sasuke and bring him home. Naruto tells Sasuke how everyone has sacrificed everything to find him and bring him back. Sasuke laughs at the fact and starts to walk away. This is more than Naruto can stand.....moreless
  • the best fight in naruto starts

    this a the starting point of the best fight in naruto. This fight will be epic. Naruto tries to conivince sasuke to come back to the village but he won't listen. I also liked but didn't like that sasuke turned rouge. I didn't like that he had left and betrayed evryone but I also like that he's on his on and was kinda cool. well back in this episode naruto gets smacked and kicked around a little trying to make sasuke go back to the village. He says he'll take sasuke back to the village by force but he's getting beat up. (at least for now)moreless
  • I think it's time to pick a new favorite... :(

    Geez, Sasuke! How could you be so cruel? You leave your home, you leave your girlfriend, you leave everything and pack up and run away, only to be pursued by your best friend, who you decide to kill! And for what? REVENGE! The difference between Sasuke and Kakashi is that Sasuke can't let go of all his anger and fear. Kakashi can. Sasuke won't rest until Itachi is dead. That's pretty obvious. Other than a bunch of exchanged angry words and flashbacks, not a lot happened in this episode. And the Sasuke Retrieval Arc is almost over, so after that we have to put up with the Anime Filler Arcs.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Naruto: You're crazy, Sasuke! Wake up before it's too late!
      (Sasuke kicks Naruto down to the ground)
      Sasuke: I have woken up, don't you see? That guy who dreamed of a happy future full of peace and friendship, he was the one who was asleep. That's why I left the village. That's why I've gone in search of power. It's not the future I dream of any more, only the past. That's where my dream lies.

    • Naruto: (Thinking) Incredible! He's changed, he never was this strong before.

    • Sasuke: Now I'm going to where Orochimaru is.
      Naruto: Are you out of your mind?! Orochimaru killed the Third Hokage and did everything he could to destroy the Leaf Village! Whatever it is you're expecting from him, you think he's going to give it to you for free? All he wants is to use your body like a new suit of clothes! There'll be nothing of you left! You'll never get out of there alive! You think I'll just stand by and let you throw away your entire life?
      Sasuke: None of that matters now. The only thing that matters to me is achieving my goal.

    • (Naruto jumps across the gorge and lands on Sasuke)
      Naruto: Not so fast! You're going to tell me your comrades risked their lives for nothing?!

    • Sasuke: My days of playing ninja with you kids of the Leaf Village are done.

    • Sasuke: Like I already told Sakura, it's over. Just leave me alone.

    • Sasuke: So it's you, hopeless little knucklehead.

    • Naruto: Choji... Neji... Kiba... Shikamaru... Bushy-Brow... They all... They all risked their lives! And why? To save you!
      Sasuke: Well, wasn't that nice of them?

    • Sasuke: I don't need a future with any of you.

      ~Japanese version

    • Sasuke: My dreams are not of the future. My dreams are of the past.

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: Chouji... Neji... Kiba and Akamaru... Shikamaru... Fuzzy-brows... They all risked their lives to come after you!
      Sasuke: Well, good for them.

      ~Japanese version

  • NOTES (4)


    • The two statues at the Valley of the End are much like the two giant statues from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

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