Naruto

Season 1 Episode 31

Bushy Brow's Pledge: Undying Love and Protection

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Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Apr 29, 2006 on TV Tokyo
9.1
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Since Sakura was the only who did not get injured in the previous battle she must watch over and protect her teammates. Unknown to her though there are Sound ninja watching from the trees. Sakura falls asleep but is awakened by a nightmare. The sound ninja attack her but she reveals a trap. It fails and Sakura is left defenseless. Lee arrives, but will he be enough to defeat the three Sound ninja?moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Rock Lee comes to Sakura's rescue.

    10
    Sakura is the only one conscious on Team 7. The sound ninja attack on orders from Orochimaru. First they send a squirrel with a paper bomb on its back. Sakura spots the squirrel and stops it from getting closer. The sound ninja decide that they will now attack. Meanwhile Lee is traveling through the forest and comes across the squirrel with the paper bomb in flames on its back. Lee saves the squirrel and wonders who would do such a cruel thing. The sound ninja sneak up on Sakura and charge at her. Just as they are about to get to her, Lee jumps into the fight and stops them.....moreless
  • Lee pwns in this episode.

    9.0
    Orochimaru reveals his purpose to recruit followers to Anko. He taunts her for her interest in his new find, Sasuke, the perfect vessel to be his successor. He warns her that if she interferes in the exam, Leaf Village is finished. Sakura watches over her teammates as they recover from their injuries. She vows not to fall asleep, but does. Naruto and Sasuke awaken, bringing tears to Sakura's eyes. Suddenly, Orochimaru shows up, transforming into a snake head and attacks the boys. She tries to warn them but she lost her voice. She awakens, startled from the nightmare.



    Sakura hears a rustle from the bushes. It is only a squirrel. She throws a kunai to scare it off, not realizing that the Sound ninja's watching her placed an explosion tag on it. They decide to move closer. Meanwhile, Rock Lee scouts out the forest. He spots 20 leaves falling to the ground and daydreams that if he can catch all 20, Sakura will like him. He catches all but one when he sees a squirrel with an explosion tag on him. He rushes to its aid.



    Neji, meanwhile has found Team 10 hiding in the bushes. Knowing full well that Neji would never fight weak opponents like them without being challenged, Ino decides to flirt instead. Disgusted, Neji walks away, telling them that taking a scroll from cowards like them would only make him the laughing stock of his village. Ino gets angry at his remarks and so she raised her fist. Neji sees this and asks them if they wanted to fight but Ino and her team just runs off into the bushes.moreless
  • Sakura takes care of her teammates but then the Sound Genin try to kill Sasuke as an oder from Orochimaru, Rock Lee steps in and fights them.

    8.0
    This episode was not the best that I have seen but it was good. Rock Lee fought the three Sound Genin all to protect Sakura and Sakura's teammates. It was good what he did yet he did help another team which was not so good. At least he did something. Sakura at this point of the episode was doing nothing. She needed Rock Lee to help her which I wouldn't argue with but she had done nothing to help her team. She had not fought. The only thing useful that she did was care for the team. In conclusion, Rock Lee did an awesome job of fighting even though he lost but at least he is not like Sakura who did nothing.moreless
  • Orochimaru reveals his purpose to recruit followers to Anko. He taunts her for her interest in his new find, Sasuke, the perfect vessel to be his successor. He warns her that if she interferes in the exam, Leaf Village is finished.moreless

    10
    Orochimaru reveals his purpose to recruit followers to Anko. He taunts her for her interest in his new find, Sasuke, the perfect vessel to be his successor. He warns her that if she interferes in the exam, Leaf Village is finished. Sakura watches over her teammates as they recover from their injuries. She vows not to fall asleep, but does. Naruto and Sasuke awaken, bringing tears to Sakura's eyes. Suddenly, Orochimaru shows up, transforming into a snake head and attacks the boys. She tries to warn them but she lost her voice. She awakens, startled from the nightmare.



    Sakura hears a rustle from the bushes. It is only a squirrel. She throws a kunai to scare it off, not realizing that the Sound nins watching her placed an explosion tag on it. They decide to move closer. Meanwhile, Rock Lee scouts out the forest. He spots 20 leaves falling to the ground and daydreams that if he can catch all 20, Sakura will like him. He catches all but one when he sees a squirrel with an explosion tag on him. He rushes to its aid.



    Neji, meanwhile has found Team 10 hiding in the bushes. Knowing full well that Neji would never fight weak opponents like them without being challenged, Ino decides to flirt instead. Disgusted, Neji walks away, telling them that taking a scroll from cowards like them would only make him the laughing stock of his village. Ino gets angry at his remarks and so she raised her fist. Neji sees this and asks them if they wanted to fight but Ino and her team just runs off into the bushes.moreless
  • Team 10 rulez!!!!! They're my favorite team followed by teams 7, Sand, 8, and Guy.

    10
    The Team 7 vs. Orochimaru battle is over. Sakura was the only one who wasn't hurt, so she has to take care of Naruto and Sasuke who are still out cold. They take shelter in the root of a giant tree. Sakura sees a squirrel coming towards her, and throws a kunai at it to scare it away. (My BFF's dad would have just used his BB gun!) Then you see the Sound Trio mumbling about something and you see they glued a paper bomb to the squirrel's back. Team Guy has split up to cover more ground. Lee is goofing off trying to get all 30 leaves before they hit the ground because he thinks Sakura will love him if he does. He sees the same squirrel from before and saves it from the paper bomb, but doing so, Lee only collects 29 leaves and sadly watches the last one fall. At the same time, Team 10 (Ino, Shikamaru, and Choji) are hiding in the bushes. Shikamaru and Ino are thinking of a plan and Choji is eating. then Neji comes up and tells them to show themselves. Ino tells her teammates that they need to go for Plan B, and Shikamaru begs her not to. (I can see why. T_T) The trio hop out of the bushes. Shikamaru says, "Oh my gosh!!!!! You're Neji Hyuga!!!!! Can I have your autograph?!?!?" And Ino says, "Oh Neji! I've been waiting so long to meet you!" Then Neji calls them a bunch of losers and runs away. The Sound Trio attack Sakura when Super Lee to the rescue shows up and attempts to beat them but Dosu made a loud noise in Lee's ear and it bleeds and he falls over. Tenten and Neji meet back up and can't find Lee so they go out looking for him.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Dosu is picking up Sakura's booby trap he is on grass, but when the camera shifts, he is on soil.

    • When Sakura is saying that she has to protect Naruto and Sasuke, they show them both on the ground. If you look, Sasuke's headband is not on his head. When Sakura falls asleep and has the dream, Sasuke's headband is back on, and when she wakes up, it's not there anymore.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Ino: Hi, there! I've been wanting to meet you for a really long time, Neji... so,Hi!
      Neji: Get lost.

    • Dosu: That is a frightening jutsu...It nearly took me out, even though I landed on this soft dirt.

    • Dosu: Some lookout! You're half asleep! At least you don't have to keep watch anymore. What's the point after we've already found you? Now wake Sasuke up, we want to fight him.

    • Ino: Oh, man! There doesn't seem to be anyone around who's weaker than us!
      Shikamaru: Not so fast...I still think that Naruto's team might actually be weaker than we are.
      Ino: Take that back right now, you jerk!
      Shikamaru: What'd ya mean?
      Ino: There's no doubt Naruto and Sakura are lame, but I won't have you bad mouthing Sasuke! He's awesome!

    • Ino: Alright! Let's see if we can find some weaklings! (laughs)
      Shikamaru: Yeah, well, I doubt we'll find anyone weaker that us.

    • Neji: All right, stop hiding and come out.
      Chouji, Ino, Shikamaru: Hm?
      Ino: Shoot! How could he have seen us? We hid so fast!
      Shikamaru: What a drag! Now that he has found us out this is gonna be such a pain!
      Ino: It's no big deal...our hide and hang out strategy didn't work...so will just use strategy number two!
      Chouji: What? Are you serious, Ino?
      Ino: You got a problem with that? Trust me, this plan can't fail!
      Shikamaru: Well, what have we got to lose?

    • (After Lee perfects the Lotus jutsu)
      Gai: This new jutsu, the Lotus technique, is now forbidden.
      (Tenten, Neji, and Lee become surprised)
      Lee: (Gets up) What do you mean? Why?
      Gai: This jutsu...it puts a huge strain on your body's muscles. It's a self-sacrificing technique. Normally, humans only use, if most, twenty percent of their muscles' strength. Do you understand only about twenty percent? If all of the power were to be used, the muscles would disinegrate. So the brain regulates the amount of power the muscles can excert. But this jutsu is different, it uses chakra, which forces the brain to go past its limits, allowing for continuous high-speed Ty jutsu. In other words, this jutsu relies on a secret technique, that brings forth power almost to the limits of the human body. So you see, it is very dangerous. There is one time this jutsu should be used, when a particular condition is met.
      Lee: (Salutes) Yes, I see. So what is the condition, sir?
      Gai: You all need to take this to heart. The condition is...

    • Lee: Guy-sensei, I have to use the Lotus now. The condition has been met. I must use this jutsu...
      Lee and Guy: ...to protect the life of someone precious!

    • Guy: Now, listen to your sensei's awesome message!
      Lee: Yes...I am ready...to hear your amazing wisdom, sir!

    • Gai: This jutsu...in the end, only Lee could make it his own! Lee...
      Lee: I did it! I actually did it!
      Gai: Lee...
      Lee: After all that practice, I pulled it off!
      Gai: LEE!
      Lee: I guess this proves if I try hard enough, I can do anything!!!
      Gai: (Punches Lee) QUIET!!!

    • Shikamaru: What a drag. I say one little negative thing about Sasuke and I get the evil eye from his number-one fan here.

    • Lee: It looks like you also need to make more of an effort.
      Dosu: Who are you?
      Lee: I am the handsome devil of the Hidden Leaf Village, and my name is Rock Lee.

    • Lee: Ok, if I can catch all twenty of those leaves before they hit the ground, then Sakura will fall in love with me. But if I can not, she will never return my feelings. That is the challenge I am going to give myself.
      Sakura: (In Lee's thoughts) Those eyebrows are so bushy! You're such a weirdo!
      Lee: I cannot believe she said that!

    • Sakura: Yes. Thank you, Rock Lee.
      Lee: Yes! She said yes Guy-sensei! She said yes!

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