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Season 3 Episode 25

Bitter Rivals and Broken Bonds

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Oct 05, 2007 on TV Tokyo
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Episode Summary

Kakashi intervenes with the fight and stops it, but Sasuke isn't too happy about it. He sees that Naruto's attack was stronger than his, and he's beginning to question his own growth. Also, a mysterious group of sound ninja have infiltrated Konoha, their target: Sasuke! Meanwhile, Sakura agrees to go on a date with Naruto, but the real reason is because she needs to tell Naruto about Sasuke and Orochimaru!moreless

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  • No more flashbacks!

    What turned out to be a surprisingly great episode the previous viewing follows up with this. I really liked how it elaborated on Sasuke and Naruto's feelings for each other and how this rivalry is developing pretty nicely. It is also planting the roots for this rivalry to shoot itself even higher with the appearance of the Four Sound. What I didn't like was the numerous flashbacks that were used. This is normal in terms of Naruto standards but it is still a problem. There is just way too much of it, I'd like to think that I have a memory bank in me and wouldn't need to be reminded of every single scene once every episode.moreless
  • Naruto and Sasuke bitter rivals?

    This show opens up where the last left off as Naruto using his Rasengan and Sasuke using his Chidori charging toward each other. Sakura is distressed and runs to intervene, but Kakashi beats her there and grabs Naruto and Sasuke by the wrists and throw them toward the water towers on the roof in order to deflect their attacks. Sasuke is impressed that he had caused more damage than Naruto when they hit the water towers, but when he sees what Naruto did to the back of the one he hit, Sasuke is once again jealous of how far Naruto has progressed.

    Kakashi lectures Sasuke on his training and what it means to be a ninja while Sakura decides that she needs to tell Naruto about the curse seal that Orochimaru gave Sasuke.moreless
  • Naruto and Sauske were engagin in a fight becuase Sauske got so tired of Naruto being better than him and passing him up. They battled on the rooftop of the hospital. Sakura was running toward them so they will stop fighting. Kakashi stopped the fight.moreless

    this episode was the BOMB!! I've been waiting for this fight for like forever. i've seen it in the amvs and i finally got to see it. Omg i was like no hew didnt just do that. When sasuke slapped the plate of food out of Sakuras hand i was like oh #3LL no. i wouldve slapped him myslef. Tihs episode just really had a lot of *gasp* and *ohhh* in it. Then when sasuke grimmed naruto omg i could fel the chill from his glare thorugh the screee. I thought sasuke was going to kill naruto because of what the damage the chidori had did to the FRONT of the water barrel. but nartuto would've killed sasuke. i was so glad when kakashi stpped in cause sakura would've got killed herself or even oblivated . why would u run with ur eyes close if u tryin to stop someone/something from fighting. no sense. but im glad that kakshi stopped it thoughmoreless
  • it was awesome and it was cool

    it was really cool and i liked it mani wish naruto was really in real life i would want to be like naruto man it was so co o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o oo o o o o o o oo o o o o o o o l i want narutoto be like me and me llike me ahhhh im going crazy c o o o o o o lmoreless
  • Another great episode

    I'll just skip right to the plot summary. What happens in this episode is As Naruto and Sasuke are about to clash, Kakashi appears and deflects them into differing water towers. Admiring the damage his attack has done to his water tower, Sasuke believes himself to be stronger than Naruto. On closer inspection, he finds Naruto's tower to be considerably worse off, and only comes to envy Naruto's strength more. Kakashi takes Sasuke aside and lectures him about not attacking friends. While Sasuke only half-listens to Kakashi's words, the arrival of Orochimaru's Sound Four erases Kakashi's message from his mind. It was a good episode I can't wait for the next one. Thunder was here!!!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (24)

    • Sasuke: What's this all about?
      Kakashi: Sorry, but I knew you wouldn't wanna sit still for a lecture, so I figured I had to pin you down.

    • Sakon: (about Sasuke's jealousy) I like that look in his eyes.

    • Sasuke: Before we go to the next round, you might want to think about it. I'm in a really bad mood!

    • Sakura: What is it, Naruto?
      Naruto: Listen, Sakura, this is between us. Stay out of it.

    • Kakashi: It's hard for Sasuke to watch Naruto's strength and skills develop at such an astonishing rate. He's come along so fast, Sasuke must feel like he's standing still. Naruto has something powerful driving him on, but so does Sasuke.
      Jiraiya: You mean revenge? His hatred of Itachi may be driving him on too fast.
      Kakashi: Sasuke can't acknowledge Naruto's abilities. He's afraid if he does acknowledge them, he somehow diminishes his own.

    • Kakashi: To Naruto, Sasuke is a rival and a comrade at the same time. In fact, it's the competition between them that keeps him going. That's why he won't stand for it when Sasuke tries to belittle him. He's been dogging Sasuke's steps every inch of the way since their first days at the academy. As far as Naruto is concerned, what you and I think doesn't matter. There's only one person who's approval he cares about, Sasuke.

    • Jiraiya: Obviously there's bad blood between them, but where in the world does it come from?
      Kakashi: It's nothing we haven't seen before.
      Jiraiya: Meaning what?
      Kakashi: Oh come on, when you think about it, their relationship isn't much different than the one you had with Orochimaru.

    • Kakashi: I'm assuming it was you who taught him that technique. You don't think he's a little young to be handling that jutsu? After all, he could have killed Sasuke. I know you want to protect him from the Akatsuki, but still, to entrust him with a jutsu like that.
      Jiraiya: Aren't you a fine one to talk? Teaching the Chidori to someone like Sasuke. I knew he was a hothead, but I never imagined that he'd be willing to use a jutsu that powerful against a comrade from his own village.

    • Kakashi: (Thinking) That jutsu... No doubt about it, it was the Rasengan.

    • Kakashi: What do you two think you're doing up here? That was a little intense for a sparring match wasn't it? What's wrong with you two?

    • (Kakashi flings Naruto and Sasuke at the water towers)
      Naruto: Kakashi-sensei?
      Kakashi: Naruto, is that what I think it was?

    • Sasuke: How did he...? What jutsu is that?!

    • Sasuke: (Thinking) Naruto, how far have you...?

    • Kidomaru: What a peaceful village. Can't say much for the security though.

    • Kakashi: (About Naruto) What were you thinking? Were you really going to kill him, Sasuke?

    • Sakon: Heh, this village really ought to be taught a lesson. We could just stroll right in there and wipe them all out.

    • Kakashi: To Naruto, Sasuke is his friend, but at the same time, his rival as well. And, well, he's someone who wants to be seen as an equal. He probably wasn't able to deal with Sasuke's provocation. He tried to catch up with Sasuke in his academy years, and that continued after graduation. The current Naruto doesn't want recognition from me or you, but from Sasuke. Because of that, Sasuke has noticed Naruto's growth in such a short period of time, creating a feeling of inferiority, almost as if he himself hasn't grown at all. Naruto has become strong.

      ~Japanese version

    • Kakashi: Sasuke, were you planning to kill Naruto? Why must you insist upon being superior? Chidori is not a move to be used on someone from the same village. Why did you act so childish? (Thinking) Could it be from seeing Itachi again?

      ~Japanese version

    • Kakashi: Sasuke... Forget about revenge.
      Sasuke: What?
      Kakashi: Well, I've seen a lot of people like you, and the fate of those who seek revenge is grim. It's tragic. You will end up suffering and hurting yourself even more. Even if you do succeed in getting revenge, the only thing that remains is emptiness.

      ~Japanese version

    • Sasuke: Naruto... How much stronger are you getting...?

      ~Japanese version

    • Jiraiya: Rivalry is not something to admire.

      ~Japanese version

    • Sasuke: What the hell do you know about how I feel? How would you like it if I killed someone important to you? Maybe then you'd understand how I feel!
      Kakashi: Hmmm, go right ahead. I don't have anyone important to me anymore. You see, they're already dead. So I guess I can understand how you feel. Well, let's just say we're a really unlucky pair. But at least now we can say we've found important people of our own.

      ~Japanese version

    • Sakura: I have something to tell you... Call it a date if you want...

      ~Japanese version

    • Kakashi: Because you have important people in your life, you were given the power of the Chidori. Not for revenge.

      ~Japanese version

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