Naruto

Season 2 Episode 13

Gaara vs. Rock Lee: The Power of Youth Explodes!

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Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Aug 19, 2006 on TV Tokyo
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The second-to-last match finally arrives! Rock Lee must face down the mysterious and dangerous Gaara, a ninja who is said to have never been truly injured in a fight before.

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  • Rock Lee and Gaara of the Sand Village face off.

    10
    The pool of competitors is now down to four. Rock Lee, Choji, Gaara, and Dosu. Choji doesn't want to fight in the next match. Ino and Shikamaru get onto him for acting like a chicken. Lee acts like he doesn't care if he gets picked next. As the computer chooses the next two, Gaara transports himself down to the arena. The next match is Lee versus Gaara. Lee is excited. He just acted like he didn't want to go next because he thought if he acted that way he would be sure to be next. The match begins and Lee immediately starts to attack....moreless
  • Start of an amazing battle.

    9.6
    Rock Lee and Garra battle. Rock Lee in this episode had to remove heavy leg weights so that he could be so fast that Garra's sand wouldn't be able to protect him. It is learned in this episode that if one is fast enough, the sand protecting Garra wouldn't be fast enough to protect him. Rock Lee gets very confident as always and beats Garra up. Rock Lee uses his primary Lotus to defeat Garra but that only works on Garra's sand clone. This episode was good because I learned something about the sand that protects Garra and because I learned that Rock Lee is a really fast runner.moreless
  • Lee vs Gaara

    10
    There are only four ninja left they are Lee, Gaara, Choji, and Dosu. Before the selection is made Lee uses reverse physiology by saying he doesnt want to fight. However he is chosen to fight Gaara. When the match begins Gaara releases his sand from the gourd. Lee uses only taijutsu against Gaara. When Lee has a moment to rest Gai tells him to take them off. Lee than removes weights around his legs and can then move twice as fast. Lee finally gets a hit on Gaara but Gaara has used a sand shield to protect himself. Lee then uses the Lotus and gets Gaara in the air and smashes him into the stadium. Everyone thinks Lee has won but when the shield begins to break away nothing is left. Who will win? This is one of my favorite fights in the series. It shows how strong Lee actually is and the power of Garra.moreless
  • The penultimate battle of the preliminary exams. Garra and Rock Lee battle.

    8.3
    Rock Lee and Garra battle. Rock Lee in this episode had to remove heavy leg weights so that he could be so fast that Garra's sand wouldn't be able to protect him. It is learned in this episode that if one is fast enough, the sand protecting Garra wouldn't be fast enough to protect him. Rock Lee gets very confident as always and beats Garra up. Rock Lee uses his primary Lotus to defeat Garra but that only works on Garra's sand clone. This episode was good because I learned something about the sand that protects Garra and because I learned that Rock Lee is a really fast runner.moreless
  • This fight I would say is the best episode so far. If there was a cpntest for best naruto fights this would be one of them.

    10
    Like I said before this is probaly the best fight in the entire series so far in my oppinion. I think the writers and developers of the fight put alot of work in it. The fight is just plain awsome the attacks are exiting. The kid who can only use his fists and the kid who has never been touched in battle. From that a kid that can only use fists and the one whos never ben hurt makes it exiting. I cant even explain because its so aswome. I would say the best way to find out how good it is that you would have to see it.moreless
Brian Donovan

Brian Donovan

Rock Lee

Colleen O'Shaughnessey

Colleen O'Shaughnessey

Ino Yamanaka / Konohamaru

Dave Wittenberg

Dave Wittenberg

Kakashi Hatake

Derek Stephen Prince

Derek Stephen Prince

Shino Aburame (episodes 34+)

Doug Erholtz

Doug Erholtz

Asuma Sarutobi

John DeMita

John DeMita

Dosu Kinata / Hiashi Hyuuga

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (29)

    • Naruto: The sand, he's using it as a shield.
      Kankuro: He's not doing it; the sand is protecting him of its own accord.
      Naruto: Huh?
      Kankuro: It's almost like a living thing; it'll come to Gaara's defense without him having to do anything. That's why Gaara has never been injured.

    • Kankuro: His name's Hyuuga Neji, right? From the looks of that match, it seems that he hasn't used all of his powers. So, what kind of guy is he?
      Naruto: I'll beat him!
      Kankuro: I didn't ask that...

      ~Japanese version

    • Lee: It is over! I got him!
      Gai: Right on!
      Naruto: Amazing, he really did it.
      Kankuro: No, I don't believe it.

    • Gai: Even an ordinary Lotus puts an enormous strain on the body, let alone this! You've got to finish him off, now!

    • Gai: (Thinking) That flimsy shield of sand won't protect him from your high speed Lotus.

    • Naruto: This guy's too much! He's got armor now! Does he have any weak spots?
      Kankuro: Huh, if you only knew kid. Actually that armor is one big weak spot.

    • Kankuro: He encased himself in sand, huh? Things must be bad...I haven't seen that look on his face for a long time.

    • Shikamaru: That's incredible!
      Ino: I've never seen anyone that fast.
      Chouji: Makes me dizzy just trying to keep track of him.

    • Gai: Yes! Lee! Let the power of youth explode!
      Lee: Right!

    • Temari: I don't believe it! Gaara's been hurt!
      Kankuro: Impossible!

    • Gai: Now he doesn't need those other things to win, because he's transformed himself into the world's greatest taijutsu specialist!

    • Temari: Come on, you really think you'll be able to get through Gaara's defenses, just by dropping a couple of pounds of weight?

    • Gai: All right, Lee. Take 'em off.
      Rock Lee: Uh but, Gai-sensei...you said that was only as a last resort when the lives of very important people are at stake.
      Gai: That's right, I did. But this is an exception.

    • Gai: Lee has no ninjutsu or genjutsu skills at all.
      Sakura: You're kidding.
      Gai: That's nothing, you should've seen how helpless he was when I first met him. No talent whatsoever.

    • Sakura: I don't get it. He's only using taijutsu. Can't he see that's never going to work? Why doesn't he get some distance and use ninjutsu?

    • Kankuro: (Talking about Gaara) No one's ever even been able to touch him.

    • Gaara: Well, is that all? I hope you haven't finished entertaining me...we haven't had enough blood.

    • Ino: What is that?
      Sakura: It's sand.
      Kakashi: (Thinking) That's an unusual jutsu.
      Naruto: So that's what he's got in that gourd.

    • Gai: Now then, listen carefully. A piece of advice before you begin.
      Lee: Sir!
      Gai: Look. You see the gourd that Gaara is wearing. Watch out! There's something weird about it.
      Lee: Good advice, sir! (Writes it down on a piece of paper)
      Gai: Don't write it down! What are you thinking? After all, you're not gonna have any time to read any notes during the match, are you?
      Lee: Ah! More good advice! (Writes it down)

    • Choji: Aaaaahhhhhh! Safe again!
      Ino: Stop that.
      Shikamaru: Do you want everyone to know that you're a chicken?

    • Kankuro: You know you seem like a nice guy. I like you.
      Naruto: Well, don't take this the wrong way, but I don't like you.
      Kankuro: This kid is toast.

    • Kankuro: (Talking about Neji) So what's his story?
      Naruto: I'm going to pulverize him, that's his story!
      Kankuro: Okay, but that's not quite what I meant.

    • Choji: Aaahhh! Now you're talking! All you can eat! Bring it on!!!

    • Choji: I'm not feeling so good. Maybe I ought to go ahead and forfeit right now.
      Asuma: What? You know if you win I'll take you for barbecue.
      Choji: Wha? Come on.

    • Shikamaru: Whoa, Choji! Glad I'm not you. I mean, you still got the toughest ones left.

    • Kankuro: Uh-oh.
      Naruto: Uh-oh is right. Your friend with the eye makeup is getting the stuffing beat out of him.
      Kankuro: That's not what I was talking about kid.

    • Kankuro: You're a funny guy, I like you.
      Naruto: You're not funny, I don't like you.
      Kankuro: (Thinking) Why you little...! You're dead!

      ~Japanese version

    • Temari: (Thinking) There's no way dropping a few weights will allow him to keep up with Gaara.
      (The weights hit the ground and create a very large crash. Everyone gasps while Kakashi has his hand over his face)
      Kakashi: (Thinking) Isn't that a little too much, Gai?

      ~Japanese version

    • Lee: I don't want to be picked next. I want to be last.
      Sakura: Is Lee sulking?
      (The screen shows that Gaara and Rock Lee are next)
      Sakura: Lee!
      Lee: Hah! You fell for it! I don't want to be picked last! If you throw a stone directly at a pole, it will always miss. But, if you throw a stone at a pole without trying, it will always hit!

      ~Japanese version

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