Season 3 Episode 22

A Fierce Battle of Rolling Thunder

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Sep 14, 2007 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary

Fukusuki continues to celebrate with women and food when Aoi warns him that he might be celebrating prematurely. Meanwhile, at the bottom of Modoroki Shrine, Naruto begins his ascent up the long flight of stairs to the top of the shrine while carrying Idate.

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  • Let it end please!

    I thought for ten minutes this episode wasn't so bad, the tenth question of the Chuunin exam was a pretty intense moment and in this episode we get another view or alternate question of that with Idate which he failed. Then they had to show another useless flashback the second half of the episode, ugh! The execution was below average but what made it worse is that we practically know the whole backstory to Idate when he's only going to be present in this one filler arc. This whole filler arc has been a giant useless flashback, we know more about Idate than Tenten or Shino.moreless
  • Filler >.>

    I've never had anything against filler episodes but this one wasan't really needed. I was excited to see the season 5 intro but not the episode really itself. This filler has been prolonged for too long. They really could have ended the runners arc in this episode. But now I have to wait two more weeks intill the Sauske retrival arc. (12 gurling days). I have too admit I like the story behind this filler. And I like the charcter Ayo, I wished they would keep him as a main villian. Oh well i'm just glad the fifth season is here.moreless
  • Clash of good and evil.

    Naruto carries Idate to his first objective and learns more about his past. It seems that Idate's failure to pass the chunin exam caused him to resort to stealing the items for Aoi in order to pass (or so he thought) only to be betrayed. Idate's past has caused him to suspect everyone he has come to know, with the exception of "the boss". As he continues with the race, he once again runs into Aoi. Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura catch up and try to help Idate. Aoi has the "thunder sword" of the second Hokage that Idate had stolen for him.moreless
  • Idate has failed the Chunin Exam and got barred from the test, permanently. He's a quitter as a ninja.

    Idate Morino has answered the 10th question wrong and remained a genin for life. Then he became a rogue ninja from the village hidden in the leaves. I feel bad for Idate for failing the chunin exam. His dreams are dead because he chose to doubt one of his own partners. Ibiki will not allow his brother to be a ninja, ever. The result is, that Idate was always a foolish ninja. He never see that coming from Ibiki's classic double bluff. He deserve to remain as a genin permanently. Idate is no longer a ninja since 3 years ago.moreless
  • Great episode.

    I liked this episode! The whole Ibiki thing was nice to watch I mean the first time I saw Ibiki I thought at first he was just some kind of creep... or something like that well anyway it was really cool. Go Ibiki! The whole fight between Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura, the brother of Ibiki(oh yeah his name is Idate lol), and the other guy was really cool. Haha, Naruto got his butt kicked. Note, never call emo Sasuke pathetic or something along those lines. Creepy. Still, he didn't stand a match, but still... and the ending was very suspenseful, gah! Sakura and Sasuke falling... together. Dun dun dun.moreless
Cam Clarke

Cam Clarke

Aoi Rakusho

Guest Star

David Vincent

David Vincent

Fukusuke Hikyakuya

Guest Star

Roger Craig Smith

Roger Craig Smith

Idate Morino

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Sakura: We have sworn to protect you. You can trust us, Idate.

    • Aoi: Always so strict, Ibiki, even towards your own little brother.

    • Naruto: Come on! What are you doing wasting your time on him? Your fight is with me, remember?
      Aoi: Hmm, still at it, eh? How touching. Defending each other... Looking out for each other... Pathetic nonsense. Only a weakling needs to depend on others, trusting other people to give him the strength he hasn't got for himself. For a man like that, it's always easiest to run away. Isn't that right, Idate?

    • Aoi: The Blade of Thunder's spirit can cut anything; it even cuts through chakra like it were water.

    • Aoi: Mudballs, huh? What is this, a playground fight?
      Naruto: Sorry, but I didn't have any kunai knives on me.
      Idate: Naruto?
      Naruto: You're going to need more than an umbrella to catch the next ball I throw at ya.

    • Naruto: All the way up there?
      Idate: Yep.
      Naruto: That's pretty high. How many steps are there anyway?
      Idate: I'm not really sure. That's why they call these stairs "The Spirit Breaker".
      Naruto: Heh. They do, do they? Piece of cake, just hang on. Here we go, gah!
      Sakura: You're kidding? How does he do it?
      Sasuke: Well, no one ever accused that kid of not having any energy.

    • Aoi: Heh, I see that the stories are true. I'd always heard that the last of the great Uchiha clan was a hopeless loser unworthy of his family name.

    • Aoi: So the rumors are true. Out of the noble Uchiha clan, the weakest one survived.

      ~Japanese version

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