Naruto

Season 2 Episode 16

A Shadow in the Darkness: Danger Approaches Sasuke

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Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Sep 09, 2006 on TV Tokyo
9.1
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As Chouji faces off against Dosu, Orochimaru gives an order for Kabuto to abduct Sasuke. He also tells Kabuto that if he wants to stop him, he'll have to kill Sasuke. As Kabuto approaches Sasuke, he hesitates on what to do. His spy cover is soon blown though, as Kakashi appears on the scene. Will Kakashi save Sasuke from Kabuto's grasp?moreless

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  • Nothing out of the usual

    7.5
    The final battle commences but Chouji loses almost immediately to the lone sound ninja. Afterwards, the circumstances of the final exams have been revealed; a single elimination tournament! Though the tournament is based on performance rather than results, it makes it possible for everyone to pass the Chuunin exam, but also possible for no one to. Meanwhile Orochimaru is having a conversation with his secret operative Kabuto about his plans. He orders him to release the seal that Kakashi used to suppress Sasuke's seal. Kabuto got as far as Sasuke's body but was intercepted by Kakashi, he managed to get away but it was a warning sign that Kakashi needs to get back into fighting shape.



    A pretty standard story telling episode that doesn't do much other than progress the story. While it was deeply informative and it created suspense for future episodes, it could have at least been a little more exciting. Perhaps a bit more Naruto charm of him babbling on gibberish like he normally does, which is actually how this episode ends. Though to say the least it did get kind of exciting with the announcements of the match ups--Sasuke vs. Gaara, Naruto vs. Neji--and Orochimaru's plan that seems to involve setting off a world war.moreless
  • The match between Dosu and Choji is ended and Sasuke is in danger.

    10
    Choji and Dosu wrap up the preliminaries with their match. Choji knows about Dosu's attack to he hides his head in his body so he cannot hear. He performs his Human Boulder jutsu and charges Dosu. Dosu dodges Choji until Choji runs into the wall and gets stuck. Dosu then punches Choji and actives his sound weapon. Since the human body is seventy percent water and water carries sound waves, the weapon knocks Choji out. Kakashi goes to check on Sasuke and finds Kabuto in the room. Kabuto has killed the three Anbu Black Ops agents that were guarding Sasuke. Kakashi challenges Kabuto....moreless
  • Kabuto NOOO!

    9.0
    Choji quickly loses the match between him and Dosu. It was really quick. In this episode the finalist have a month to prepare for the next match to become Chunin. I was exited to see how the finalist would train. Kabuto is sent by Orochimaru to kidnap Sasuke but Kakashi gets there just in time to stop him. I was so glad because it wouldn't have been good for Sasuke to leave especially with Orochimaru. Naruto asks Kakashi to train him but instead Naruto gets Ebisu who he despises. I have nothing against what Naruto thinks about Ebisu. Ebisu has some issues he needs to clear out. Overall this episode is awesome because there are so many things that happen.moreless
  • Choji battles Dosu meanwhile Kabuto is sent by Orochimaru to kidnap Sasuke. Naruto gets Ebisu as a teacher for a month of training needed for the next matches.

    9.4
    Choji quickly loses the match between him and Dosu. It was really quick. In this episode the finalist have a month to prepare for the next match to become Chunin. I was exited to see how the finalist would train. Kabuto is sent by Orochimaru to kidnap Sasuke but Kakashi gets there just in time to stop him. I was so glad because it wouldn't have been good for Sasuke to leave especially with Orochimaru. Naruto asks Kakashi to train him but instead Naruto gets Ebisu who he despises. I have nothing against what Naruto thinks about Ebisu. Ebisu has some issues he needs to clear out. Overall this episode is awesome because there are so many things that happen.moreless
  • Awesome fight between Kakashi and Kabuto. Who knew that nerd could be a match for Kakashi?

    9.4
    Awesome fight between Kakashi and Kabuto. Who knew that nerd would actually be a match for Kakashi? (Maybe Kakashi just wasn't at the top of his game that day. I don't know.) So the 2nd round of the Chunnin selection exam is finally over. (Could they have drug that out anymore? XD) The first match will be Naruto vs. Neji, and of course the knucklehead ninja is excited about this. (And of course he wins.) Kakashi goes to check up on Sasuke, and upon encountering Kabuto, finds that the (10 was it?) Anbu black ops that he had stationed to guard Sasuke have been killed. They get into a fight (duh), Kabuto's a little smart-arse, and then he eventually escapes using some crazy-arse/awesome justu. (XP This review's going from bad to worse, but I'm tired and don't really care. :P) So yeah, it was a really good episode.moreless
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Colleen O'Shaughnessey

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Dave Wittenberg

Dave Wittenberg

Kakashi Hatake

Derek Stephen Prince

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Doug Erholtz

Doug Erholtz

Asuma Sarutobi

Henry Dittman

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Kabuto Yakushi

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Dosu Kinata / Hiashi Hyuuga

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