Season 2 Episode 30

Dancing Leaf, Squirming Sand

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Dec 09, 2006 on TV Tokyo



  • Trivia

    • If you look at the hole behind Temari when she's caught by Shikamaru's Shadow Imitation, the hole Naruto dug and popped out of to defeat Neji, and compare it's location to when it was dug in episode 62, the hole is further away from the crater where Naruto crashed than it was in episode 62

    • When Shikamaru gives up, Ino gets mad and screams: "What is he thinking? Doesn't he want to be a Jonin?" when in fact these are the Chunin exams.

    • In this episode, we see Shikamaru still has his shadow attached to Temari, yet at the end of episode 64, his shadow is gone.

    • At one point, Kurenai has no lipstick on her lips, then she does again.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • The part of the Third Hokage granting a second waiting period for Sasuke to arrive is exclusive to the anime. In the manga Sasuke and Kakashi show up at the last moment just before Sasuke's match was about to begin.

    • Poland Airdate: May 13, 2008.

    • Jetix UK Airdate: June 1, 2007

    • YTV Airdate: January 26, 2007

    • First episode to use the ending "Alive" by Raiko.

    • Lee finds out that Naruto won his match against Neji. Although happy Naruto won, he's also jealous.

    • In the Chunin Exam media guide being read by a feudal lord from Kusagakure (Land of Grass), the Notes section for Gaara of the Desert states: Returned from all assigned missions without a scratch. In the section listing his fellow team members, there are question marks where team leader Baki's name and face should be.

    • In the Chunin Exam media guide being read by a feudal lord from Kusagakure (Land of Grass), the Notes section for Sasuke Uchiha states: Only surviving member of the Uchiha Clan. Also, Team 7's classified A-rank Land of Waves mission (bodyguards for master bridge-builder Tazuna) is officially listed as a C-rank mission.

    • Original Airdate: January 7, 2004

    • Original Episode Title: Clash! The Moment Konoha Dances and the Sand Wriggles!
      Romaji Episode Title: Gekitotsu! Konoha Mai Suna Ugomeku Toki
      Kanji Episode Title: 激突!木ノ葉舞 砂うごめく瞬間

    • Sasuke shows up one second late but still gets to participate in the match. He also has a new outfit

  • Allusions