Season 6 Episode 5

A Plea From a Friend

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Jan 19, 2008 on TV Tokyo



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • 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?

    • Kakashi: Please, just let me make it in time!

    • Sasuke: It's too late, Naruto. It's just too late. I can't turn back.

    • Kyubi: (To Naruto in his mind) You runt. You really are weak. (Laughs evilly) You better be grateful to me. And to your beloved Fourth Hokage, who sealed me inside a twerp like you.

    • Sasuke: What the heck are you?
      Naruto: I'm your friend!

    • Sasuke: I acknowledge it. You are strong. It's because you know the same pain of loneliness that I do. And, that pain makes people stronger. By breaking those bonds, I'll obtain even greater strength! Now, we fight as equals. But, you won't even be able to put a single scratch on my forehead. That fact will not change.
      Naruto: What ever I say seems pointless...Sasuke!
      Sasuke: No more talk. From here on out, we fight. Come!

      ~Japanese version

    • Sasuke: Why, Naruto? Why would you go this far for me?
      Naruto: This is one of the first bonds I've ever had. That's why I'll stop you!
      Sasuke: (Puts on his forehead protector to show that he and Naruto are equals) You're too late, Naruto. It's too late for that. There is no going back for me.

      ~Japanese version

    • Sasuke: Shut up! What do you know about me, with no parents or siblings? You were alone from the start! What the hell do you know!? We suffer from our bonds... You don't know how it feels to lose them!

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: That's why I said I'm not letting you go to Orochimaru! That's why I said I'd break your arms and legs if I had to!

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: Is this what it feels like to have a brother?

      ~Japanese version

    • Kyubi: You're really weak, aren't you, brat?! (Laughs evilly) You really should be thanking me, kid, and the Fourth Hokage, who sealed me inside your body!

      ~Japanese version

    • Sasuke: Come Naruto, let's break these bonds!

      ~Japanese version

    • Sasuke: What the hell are you?
      Naruto: Your friend!

      ~Japanese version

  • Notes

    • 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

    • Naruto is given more power from Kyubi. An outline of the demon fox made by red chakra surrounds Naruto, although it only has one tail.

    • Sasuke uses his cursed seal level 2.

    • Sasuke's Sharingan is upgraded to level 3.

    • This episode is drawn by the guy who drew episode 50, and the episode the First Hokage and Second Hokage vs. Third Hokage fight started

  • Allusions

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

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