Season 1 Episode 34

Akamaru Trembles: Gaara's Cruel Strength!

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM May 20, 2006 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary

Kiba, Shino, and Hinata decide to try and eliminate their opponents by taking more scrolls. They arrive upon a battlefield where three Rain ninjas are battling Gaara, Kankuro, and Temari. They remain hidden and observe the battle, thinking one of the Rain ninjas is a dangerous foe. After realizing Gaara's amazing abilities, they discover who is the really the dangerous one, and will be lucky if they can sneak away with their lives!moreless

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  • Here comes Part III of my 5-Part Episode Review Special!....

    Announcer: Welcome back to the Naruto Top Five Episode Countdown! At number 3 is another episode of character development. A few new characters are developed further in this episode...Most notably Gaara Of The Desert. Now...At Number 3: From Season 2: It's episode 8! Akamaru Trembles! Gaara's Cruel Strength! You may have heard me mention this before, but I will say it again. -Orochimaru points a Kunai at Naruto- Naruto (V.O.): Akamaru (Happy) Trembles! Gaara's (Barry's) Cruel Strength! In this episode, our attention is diverted from the main characters and instead centers on Kiba, Hinata, and Shino. They are about to reach the Tower Goal, but then they sense a ninja confrontation. What they see shocks them almost beyond belief: Gaara, Temari, and Kankuro are challenged by a team of Rain Genin. Now, Gaara's team is from the Sand Village. The Rain Team tries to attack and Gaara literally destroys the team's leader! The other two try to retreat, but Gaara takes them out as well! Things are not looking good for the Chunin Exams and they only get worse from here...moreless
  • Gaara shows his ability.

    Naruto has just woken up and has no clue as to what has just happened. Choji hit him on the head to wake him up. Naruto asks Shikamaru what happened and Shikamaru says he doesn't want to talk about it, it would be too much of a pain. Lee is amazed that Sasuke fought off the Sound Ninjas when he was beaten to a pulp. Sakura thanks Lee for coming to her rescue. Meanwhile Kiba, Shino, and Hinata are heading to the temple with their two scrolls when Akamaru senses a battle ahead. Kiba wants to check it out but Shino and Hinata are not sure that is such a good idea. When they get there they find Gaara, Kankuro, and Temari facing off against some Rain Ninjas. Akamaru is scared and for good reason.....moreless
  • My Number one character ,Gaarathe Killer .Man this episodes shows how cool and ruthless he i,amazing.

    O yea,Gaara is now my fav character ,he is so awsome,he is a pure heartleess cool dude(i think he is)Man he is awsome he rocks the Naruto whole sereies.Its pretty rad,gaara man,he jjust silently kills everyone ,and guess what he odoesnt even move,its imposible to attack him ,shigeru tryed to strike and kill him,and his tough ,and it seemed nothing to Gaara ./He rocks ,one of the fav series i eva watcjhed,but to bad it lacks some more enthusisam.I mean,it was way to short,he killed him like it was nothing .

    Still this episode was cool,thnx to this Gaara is now my fav character in NaRUTOmoreless
  • Akamaru's sensitive nose detected POWER!

    After defeating the sound ninja, Naruto's, Lee's and Ino's team recover quickly before leaving. Meanwhile Kiba's dog, Akamaru trembles. Kiba doesn't know why but puts that aside first. Kiba's team already has both scrolls but Kiba wants more seeing that theres 6 more ninjas ahead of them. They arrive at a battle scene where Gaara and ihs team is challenged by the rain village. Kiba believes that the leader of the rain village(Shigure) is a big danger and thats why Akamaru's fearing but after blocking Shigures attacks, Gaara uses his Sand Tomb and kills Shigure. Kiba is shocked and needs to get away quickly however Gaara already noticed them and is about to kill them when Kankuro and Temari convinces Gaara to stop. Gaara and his team reached the tower, not only without a scratch on his body but also beating the record of the Chuunin exam 2 by 4 hours. Amazed by the skills of the sand ninja, Anko can see that the sand ninja are not to be messed with.moreless
  • Team 7,10 and Guy's team recover from the fight and team 8 see how cruel Garra is.

    This episode showed more about how the people in Garra's team are like for example that Garra is cruel and doesn't like people getting in his way. Luckily for team 8, in Garra's team there is Kankuro and Temari who persuade him to leave team 8 alone whoever they are. Team 8 are very lucky because of that. In this episode Team 7,10 and Guy's team recover from the fight with the Sound Genin. It would have been a drag if Sasuke's team had to fight again but this time against their own friends. The episode went very well and at least this episode gave some information about which abilities Garra is able to use.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Gaara: There wasn't any pain. I crushed him with more force than necessary so it was over quickly. The corpse's bitter crimson tears flow and mingle with the endless sand, feeding the chaos within me and making me stronger.
      Rain Ninja: J-Just take the scroll. Go on, here. (Places the scroll in front of him and backs away)

    • Sentinel: Not even, none of the Chunin would be able to make it to the tower without at least getting a scratch. It's impossible!
      Anbu #1: He must have some special ability.
      Anbu #2: It's been a long time since we've had such a promising candidate. But his eyes are pure evil.

    • Kiba: Yeah, I know that Shino...but as usual, you gotta say it in a weird, vague way...bug nerd.

    • Kankuro: All right, that's enough! Sometimes you have to listen to what your big brother says!
      Gaara: Too bad I don't think of you as my big brother at all... If you get in my way, I'll kill you.
      Temari: Wait...just hold on,'t have to treat us like we're the enemy...look, do it as a favor for your sister...please?

    • Kiba (Thinking) I don't know what that Sand Village squirt is...but whatever he is, he's way too dangerous to mess with...He's bad news.

    • Gaara: All I have to do is cover your big mouth and you'll be dead, but that would be too easy and too boring.

    • Kankuro: Hey Gaara! Doesn't it make more sense to follow these punks and gather information first? I mean, if they have the same type of scroll as us, we're just fighting an unnecessary battle.
      Gaara: I don't care.

    • Hinata: (Thinking) I sure hope nothing's happened to Naruto out here.

    • Ino: Why, you sneaky little troll...hugging him like that...billboard brow!
      Sakura: Haven't you heard the expression, "All's fair in love and war." little Ino pig?

    • Gaara: You made it rain 1,000 needles? Now, I'm going to make it rain blood.

      ~Japanese version

    • Sakura: Lee, thank you. Because of you, I was able to stand up for myself. And I've become a little stronger.
      Lee: (Begins to cry) Thank you Sakura! But, I guess my efforts alone were not good enough. (Pulls himself together) So Sasuke, you are as good as your reputation. Just what you'd expect from the Uchiha clan, to chase off those ninja you must be very strong. Not like me, I just got beaten to a pulp.
      Sasuke: (Thinking) What is he talking about? "Beaten to a pulp"? Is he serious? Are those guys really that strong?

    • Naruto: Aha! I know you, Bushy-Brow!
      Sakura: Hey! Knock it off! You'd better not say anything bad about Lee! (Sakura punches Naruto for insulting Lee)
      Naruto: (Thinking) What in the world happened when I was asleep? Everything's gone crazy!

    • Lee: Tenten, is that you? What are you doing here?
      Tenten: I came to help you out. What do you think?
      Lee: Wha...What happened to those sound ninja guys?
      Tenten: Sasuke took care of them. Don't worry about it Lee.
      Lee: Really?
      Tenten: Just what were you thinking rushing in their by yourself? Look at you, you're a total mess!
      Lee: Well, Sakura was in trouble. So, I had to do something, right?
      Tenten: (Thinking) He's got to be kidding. He had to know that he didn't stand a chance alone against all those guys. (Directly to Lee) That was pretty darn stupid, don't you think?
      Lee: Well, I guess I can not really argue with that.

    • Gaara: Let's make it rain blood.

    • Lee: Sakura, the lotus of the leaf village blooms twice. So, the next time that we meet, I will have become a stronger ninja. I promise.

    • Shikamaru: That Naruto is completely out of the loop.
      Choji: So far out of the loop, he doesn't even know there is a loop. He's not going to be the hero of this little story.

    • Gaara: They looked at me the wrong way, so they're gonna die.

    • (Tenten goes up to Ino who is supporting Lee.)
      Tenten: I'll take care of him now, Ino.
      Ino: Uh..okay.
      (Tenten starts shaking Lee violently)
      Tenten: C'mon Lee, pull yourself together!!! Wake up already, alright!
      (Ino stares at her)

    • Naruto: Everybody get down! That grass ninja, where could she be hiding?!
      Sakura: Naruto?
      Ino: It's about time the lazy fool woke up.
      (Chouji pokes Naruto with a stick)
      Shikamaru: You really are one of a kind, that's for sure. And I mean the kind that gets on my nerves.

    • Kankuro: Why don't you just listen to your big brother for once, huh?
      Gaara: I don't really consider you my siblings...If you get in my way, I will kill you too!

      ~Japanese version

  • NOTES (10)