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
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9.1
out of 10
Average
124 votes
  • 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.....
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    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.
  • 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.
  • really exciting and cool!

    9.2
    this episode is so cool! rock lee comes just in time and he fights the sound village all by himself! even though he is outnumbered he wants to protect Sakura! and yeah its really cool and exciting episode cause rock lee almost dies but he doesnt care, he wants to protect Sakura(yeah, i alreay mentioned that) a big episode, that shows, rock lee's courage and loyalty! and wait could Sakura begin to like or admire rock lee now? well...thats another good part of this episode! its suspencefull so yep that all i got! but good episode right here! oh really its good!
  • Lee to the rescue!!

    8.7
    no is fuming about not finding any weak teams and Shikamaru replies that they're the weakest behind Naruto's team. Ino fumes about how strong Sasuke is, making Shikamaru annoyed. Choji, who's eating up in a tree, sees what's going on with Team 7, Lee, and the Sound Ninja and tells them Sasuke's out and Sakura's fighting.

    The rest of Team Guy has reported back to their spot except Lee. Tenten voices her concerns on the matter, saying Lee's never late. Neji says they have to look for him and they set out. Neji starts remembering back to their training how Lee mastered their Lotus jutsu before Tenten and himself, and how Guy warned him that it was now a forbidden jutsu because of what it does to the body.

    However, Lee starts unwinding his tape while silently apologizing to Guy. Dosu and him engage, but Lee gains the upper hand and performs the Front Lotus on him. Unfortunately, at the last minute Zaku punches the dirt which throws up a cushion for Dosu. Dosu gets up, unharmed, and resumes the fight. Lee however is physically weak after doing the Front Lotus, leaving him open for attacks.
  • Rock Lee saves the day! Err....yeah just for an tiny bit.

    9.8
    While Sasuke and Naruto are out.Sakura is left defenseless.While exploring around.Rock Lee see's Sakura in trouble.So in thinking that to show his devotion and love for Sakura.He than went to protect Sakura from the Sound Ninga for his love for her.Even though that he was in love with Sakura.Of course Sakura is still in love with Sasuke.Meanwhile Ino and her team are near Neji.Who sense their movements.It was funny how Ino said that she wanted his autograph and you can see by her hair going down almost liked Jessie from Team Rocket.This is an very interesting episode infomitive as well.Yeah and Sakura Character Development comes in the next episode.
  • Rock Lee tries to protect Sakura from the Sound village ninjas.

    8.7
    This episode is where Sakura finally accepts that Rock Lee is really in love with her. He proved this by protecting her even though there was a good chance that he was going to die.
    I really liked this episode because we see Rock Lee fight against the three sound ninjas. We also see the jutsu, that he almost used on Sasuke, called The Primary Lotus in actions. This probably one of the most powerful taijutsu techniques out there. Anyone caught in this jutsu is sure to lose. The only draw back is that you are so fatigued after using this jutsu. Rock Lee used this jutsu on Dosu but Zaku saved him by using one of his jutsu's. After that Rock Lee was so tired that Dosu was able to use his jutsu. It turns out that he uses the sound created by his arm thing and using his chakra sends it to the inner ear of the person. The inner ear is where balance is maintained so when the sound wave gets there you are basically incapable to fight. When Rock Lee was down Ino, Shikamaru, and Chouji gets into the fight. This is a very good episode that anyone should watch.
  • Rock Lee displays his coolness!

    8.1
    Neji's group splits up to find some scrolls. Neji finds Shikamaru and Ino's group, but thinks lowly of them, and decides not to take their scroll unless they opposed him, which they didn't. Rock Lee encountered a squirrel, who later leads him to Sakura while she nurses Naruto and Sasuke back to good health. Rock Lee protected Sakura against the three sound ninja, but was still outnumbered three to one. So he decided to use a forbidden technique that forces 100% of the person's energy when the move is executed; the lotus! He performed the attack on the strongest sound ninja member, but on his way down, one of his comrades created a cushion of sponge sand using his sound abilities. Rock Lee was vulnerable, and he's just as useful as Sakura.

    This episode was pretty educational and exciting, but not as great as the previous ones. I always figured that the body doesn't use its full strength even if the person wants to, but to provide actual proof and numbers, and incorporating it with fighting just makes it really interesting and sweet. Plus, Rock Lee was pretty funny this episode, when he made it his goal to catch those twenty falling leaves before they hit the ground, and the prize for doing so will be for Sakura to love her forever. It was just funny because it was just plain ridiculous. Though there was a lot more filler in this episode than the previous two--note, filler as in non plot related, or for a more better term, comic relief--such as Sakura's dream. But filler doens't automatically detract from the experience; just that sometimes it doens't really add to it too. Still, a great episode with good pacing.
  • long story short

    7.5
    Naruto and Sasuke are both out of it. Sakura needs help because now its just her and her skills dont seem to get her very far. The person she least expects or really wants help from is mr. bushy brows. Before he gets there hes talking to himslef on how much he loves her or whatnot and when he finally sees Sakura he comes in for the rescue and does his moves but gets beat up really bad because of the sound village moves that send him flying. Now only Sakura is left and she must defend herslef all by herslef and meanwhile other teams are hiding in the bushes looking at her and what she will do next.
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