Naruto

Season 2 Episode 30

Dancing Leaf, Squirming Sand

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Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Dec 09, 2006 on TV Tokyo
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It's time for Sasuke's match against Gaara, only Sasuke has yet to show up. Normally they'd disqualify him, but everyone's anxiously awaiting the match. Therefore, they give Sasuke a time limit before disqualifying him. As time slowly begins to run out, only one question remains on everyone's mind...where's Sasuke?moreless

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  • Goes back to its usual course of nothing happening in an episode.

    7.0
    With Shikamaru's brilliant fight against Temari, this episode follows up. No one knows where Sasuke is yet, Kazekage keeps on urging Hokage to delay the match, and more of Naruto's constant gibberish. It's a variation of Dragonball Z's fillers, just not as bad. Finally when Sasuke does appear, which is the second half of the episode, the most anticipated match between Sasuke and Gaara STILL doesn't start. It mostly revolved around a feudal lord wanting to win a bet by sending out two ninjas to assassinate Gaara, which ends up failing hard. Though despite my ranting, this episode wasn't as bad as the past couple filler episodes. Rock Lee and Gai entered the stadium and because Rock Lee has become one of the best characters in the show, his flashbacks and reminiscing isn't as bad as say, Neji's.moreless
  • Sasuke returns just in the nick of time.

    10
    The crowd is getting extremely restless waiting for Sasuke to show up. Naruto is getting agitated too. The Sand Village Kazekage insists on giving Sasuke ten more minutes to make it. The 3rd Hokage agrees and they wait ten minutes for Sasuke. Just as time is up and Genma, the match proctor, is about to call the match; Kakashi and Sasuke show up in a whirlwind of leaves. Sasuke has just made it in time. Naruto tells Sasuke that he has to win because Naruto wants to fight him in the final match. Gaara makes his way down to the field....moreless
  • He is back!

    9.1
    The Hokage had given Sasuke a time limit to come to the arena because so many people were anxious to see the fight. I was even anxious to see the fight. I knew Sasuke would be there on time and well I was right. Sasuke did show up at the last minute with Kakashi. I was glad that Sasuke had finally come. Garra killed a pair of ninjas on his was to the arena. Shikamaru and Naruto were both shaking when they saw what Garra had done. I don't blame them. Overall this episode went very well. There were moments of suspense with the coming of Sasuke and the thing that Garra had done.moreless
  • Sasuke shows up at the last minute with Kakashi to battle Garra. Garra kills 2 ninjas without mercy on his way to the arena.

    9.2
    The Hokage had given Sasuke a time limit to come to the arena because so many people were anxious to see the fight. I was even anxious to see the fight. I knew Sasuke would be there on time and well I was right. Sasuke did show up at the last minute with Kakashi. I was glad that Sasuke had finally come. Garra killed a pair of ninjas on his was to the arena. Shikamaru and Naruto were both shaking when they saw what Garra had done. I don't blame them. Overall this episode went very well. There were moments of suspense with the coming of Sasuke and the thing that Garra had done.moreless
  • Eh, it was OK. But I like to give all Naruto episodes a 10 to make them feel special.

    10
    Shikamaru and Temari's match is over, with Shikamaru actually being the victor, but forfieting the match, so Temari actually won even though she didn't defeat him. With Naruto beating Neji, Genma postponing Sasuke and Gaara's match, Kankuro forfieting to Shino, and Temari beating Shikamaru, it is now time for Sasuke's match to start, but there's still no sign of him. The spectators are starting to get restless. Lord Hokage is about to call of the battle, but Lord Kazekage convinces him to allow Sasuke 10 minutes to arrive. Lord Hokage agrees. in the last 5 seconds, Sasuke and Kakashi show up in the arena, and Gaara goes down to start the match.moreless

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