Naruto

Season 2 Episode 44

Beyond the Limit of Darkness and Light

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Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Mar 17, 2007 on TV Tokyo
9.6
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Transformed into Kyubi, Naruto and Gamabunta prepare to stop Shukaku by waking Gaara up. Though they succeed, the battle is far from over as Gaara won't stop until Naruto is dead. Naruto and Gaara prepare for their final attacks. Meanwhile, Sarutobi continues trying to defeat Orochimaru. And even though Sarutobi isn't strong enough to kill Orochimaru, he does have enough strength to take away Orochimaru's most prized possession...the use of his arms!moreless

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  • The tug of war match between Orochimaru and Sarutobi finally concludes!!!

    8.5
    I thought this would never end, the Orochimaru and Sarutobi fight was one of the first fights in the sand and sound invasion arc, and it is one of the last fights to end. It concluded pretty good too with a kind of emotional ending to it as scenes of the konoha ninja counterattacking against the invasion with the various parents or relatives of the genins battling the multitude of sound and sand grunts. The fight between Gaara and Naruto was sort of overrated, nothing much happened between them besides Naruto head butting Gaara pretty badly, you would expect a lot more to happen between two of the strongest genins in the class.moreless
  • The duel between Naruto and Gaara comes to a close.

    10
    Naruto and Gamabunta are fighting Shukaku and in order to do away with the demon Naruto must wake Gaara. Naruto uses his transformation jutsu for Gamabunta to transform into something with claws and teeth. They transform into The Nine Tail Fox demon. They attack and are beaten back a couple of times, but then Gamabunta is able to get in close enough and grab hold of Shukaku and Naruto jumps and punches Gaara's sleeping body hard. Shukaku is forced away as Gaara wakes up. Gaara is furious that Naruto broke his jutsu. He attacks Naruto with the Sand Coffin jutsu but.....moreless
  • Classic!

    9.7
    This was excellent I love this episode so much there is a lot of action and excitement The Hidden Leaf Village shinobi cream the sand shinobi and they win the war, Orochimaru loses his arms by Sarutobi and is forced to retreat this episode was very special and cool I love the little song when naruto finishes off Gaara very nice. I hope more episodes will be like this one. Naruto calls upon Gamabunta, So its Giant Toad Vs the Sand Beast, What a wonderfull fight this is. I highly reccomend you all seeing this if you havent already. Pure Classic!moreless
  • Naruto succeeds in waking-up Gaara to destroy the Shukaku form that he had and the Third Hokage seals Orochimaru's arms.

    8.7
    It was mainly a good episode. Naruto finally stopped Gaara's Shukaku form which was obviously going to happen. It wasn't really surprising. Naruto was so desperate to end the form of Shukaku and hit his head against Gaara into Gaara which was also predictable moment. Not what he did was desperate but how he did it. The Third Hokage also had a predictable fight. It was battling Orochimaru and well it was obvious that someone was going to die because of the jutsu but what was more predictable was that Orochimaru was going to lose something. I knew that it was either his life or something even more precious to him. A good episode even though I could tell what things were going to happen. The desperation or suspense, whatever you want to call it, made it a good episode.moreless
  • the end of a great fight...

    10
    with naruto and gamabunta transformed into a fox, naruto must wake gaara up so the spirit of shukaku, gaara's demon,disspears. gaara is now awake and pissed that naruto was able to get past his sleeping jutsu. gaara attempts to trap him in his sand one last time but gamabunta nad the nine-tailes' chakra are able to break him free. as the villages elite jonin take care of the intruders, the third hokage realizes he does not have enough chakra to fully defeat orochimaru,so he does the next best thing: take his arms to render his jutsu useless. back to naruto and gaara, they have one final clash by jumping in the air,attempting to hit the other. naruto proves victourious but both fall unconcious. the third says his final words before he dies.moreless
JB Blanc

JB Blanc

Pakkun / Aoba Yamashiro

Kate Higgins

Kate Higgins

Sakura Haruno

Liam O'Brien (V)

Liam O'Brien (V)

Gaara / Kotetsu Hagane

Maile Flanagan

Maile Flanagan

Naruto Uzumaki

Paul St. Peter

Paul St. Peter

Kyubi, the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox

Steve Kramer

Steve Kramer

Sarutobi the Third Hokage

Susan Dalian

Susan Dalian

Yugao

Guest Star

Michael Sorich

Michael Sorich

Gamabunta / Choza Akimichi

Guest Star

Jonathan Fahn

Jonathan Fahn

Shikaku Nara

Guest Star

Kate Higgins

Kate Higgins

Udon

Recurring Role

Crispin Freeman

Crispin Freeman

Shibi Aburame

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When you first see Gai in this episode, he has bruises and a cut on his face. However, when you see him again, the bruises and the cut mark are gone.

    • When Naruto jumps to attack Gaara, two arms of sand grab and hold him. After Naruto headbutts Gaara the arms disappear, yet Naruto is still there, he doesn't fall for at least 10 - 20 seconds (Naruto time, not real time).

    • When Naruto jumps off of Gamabunta in the scene where Gamabunta is holding Shukaku back, he completely overshoots and misses Gaara. Yet, in the next scene where the screen gets a close-up of him, he appears to be coming straight down at Gaara.

    • When Naruto rips his jacket open, one panel later he is shown with his jacket zipped back up, then in the next panel his jacket is unzipped again.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Sarutobi: (Thinking as he is dying) When the tree leaves dance, one shall find flames. The fire's shadow will illuminate the village, and once again, tree leaves shall bud anew.

    • Sarutobi: I will take away all the jutsu you hold so dear.
      Orochimaru: What did you say?! (Orochimaru sees the Reapers blade coming down to separate the part of his soul connected to his arm from him) Impossible! You wouldn't dare!

    • Gamabunta: A plain old head butt, huh? Well, he's not the most elegant fighter I've seen, but to dredge up the chakra he needed, worn out as he was. He might be the biggest knucklehead I've come across, but I haven't seen a kid with this much promise in ages.

    • Sarutobi: It was one of my first lessons. It's not until you've protected someone precious to you that the true strength of the shinobi can emerge.

    • Sarutobi: Do not underestimate the shinobi of this village!

    • Gai: It doesn't make any sense. I'm shocked that not just the Sound, but so many Sand Jonin would try to infiltrate.
      Kakashi: Well, think about it. That's why they call it war.

    • Gaara: I will wipe you from the face of the Earth. I will not cease to exist!

    • Sarutobi: There you have it. Your arms are useless to you now. And without those arms, you will never form another handsign. Ninjutsu is forever out of your reach!

    • Naruto: Let's go, you stupid tanuki!
      Gaara: Die!!!

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: Wake up! (Naruto punches Gaara in the face) You bastard!

      ~Japanese version

    • Sarutobi: I will hand down your punishment for drowning yourself in techniques...I will take away all the techniques you have!

      ~Japanese version

    • Gaara: I will kill you! My existence will not become void!

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto and Gamabunta: (As Kyubi) You...the time of your death has come!

      ~Japanese version

    • Sarutobi: You are a fool, Orochimaru. I regret we can not die together, idiot apprentice.

      ~Japanese version

    • Sarutobi: When you protect something important to you...a ninja's true strength will manifest!

      ~Japanese version

    • Hiashi Hyuuga: Know now that Hyuuga is the stongest in Konoha!

      ~Japanese version

  • NOTES (13)

    • YTV Airdate: May 4, 2007

    • This was the first episode that had subtitles translating the Japanese intro in the American dub.

    • The fathers of Ino, Shikamaru, and Chouji were also called Ino-Shika-Cho, and were a squad together years before.

    • This episode marks the first time that Iruka narrates a preview for the next episode.

    • Original Airdate: April 13, 2004

    • Original Episode Title: Go Over the Limit! Light and Shadow!
      Romaji Episode Title: Rimitto Nucchigiri! ~ Hika to Yami ~
      Kanji Episode Title: リミットぶっちぎり!~光と闇~

    • This episode marks the first time Gaara actually fights physically while in his human state.

    • In this episode we see the relatives of:

      Shikamaru - Shikaku Nara (Dad)
      Hinata/Neji - Hiashi Hyuuga (Dad/Uncle)
      Kiba - Tsume Inuzuka (Mom), Hana Inuzuka (Sister)
      Chouji - Choza Akimichi (Dad)
      Ino - Inoichi Yamanaka (Dad)
      Shino - Shibi Aburame (Dad)

      Some of these relatives have made previous appearances.

    • The last thing Sandime Hokage sees before his eyes close forever is a vision of the young, pure Orochimaru he trained years ago.

    • Right before the 3rd Hokage dies, his life flashes before his eyes. It includes him as a child training under the 1st and 2nd Hokage; him as the sensei of the legendary three; Jiraiya as the sensei of the 4th Hokage; Sarutobi holding Naruto as a child; the 4th Hokage as the sensei of Obito, Kakashi, and Rin; Iruka as a child; and finally the Rookie 9.

    • In the manga when Naruto and Gamabunta transformed into Kyubi, they immediately grabbed onto Shukaku. In this episode, they appear to have a small scuffle before they grab him.

    • Sarutobi, the Third Hokage, dies.

    • Hokage destroys Orochimaru's arms, which prevents him from forming seals, which in turn prevents him from performing any jutsus

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