Naruto

Season 1 Episode 23

Genin Takedown! All Nine Rookies Face Off

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Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Feb 11, 2006 on TV Tokyo
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A reunion of all the rookies isn't a very happy one, as all of them prepare to take the Chuunin Exam. With so many rivals around, Naruto's team will need help from a fellow ninja named Kabuto to know what they're up against. Will the group be able to last through the exam?moreless

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  • The nine rookie genin meet the other applicants.

    10
    Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura meet Kakashi at the door to the exam room. Kakashi tells them that if one of them had not come, they would not have been allowed to take the exam. He congratulates Sakura on her decision to take the exam. After they enter the room they meet the other six rookies, Shikamaru, Ino, Choji, Kiba, Shino, and Hinata. They also meet another genin named Kabuta who uses cards to keep information on the other genin in the room. Sasuke asks Kabuta to show him cards on Rock Lee and Gaara of the Desert. After giving information on them, Kabuta makes a reference to the Village of Sound. The Sound genin take exception to it and they attack...moreless
  • Really good Episode.

    9.3
    This was an Exiting episode. The rookie nine are together again and we see how they interact with each other. What was interesting was that Naruto was saying what he thought about each member of the rookie 9 well except him of course. The episode ended with one sound squad beating Kabuto with what seemed to be a trick because they didn't even touch Kabuto and he was throwing up after the attack. Naruto was also a complete idiot by saying that he was going to beat everyone in the room obviously not his squad. Sakura also acted like an idiot when she tried to make everyone think that Naruto needed medication or something like that. I liked overall in this episode the way I got to see peoples actions.moreless
  • The 9 rookies are together once more and learn about the competition in the Chunin Exams.

    9.6
    This was an Exiting episode. The rookie nine are together again and we see how they interact with each other. What was interesting was that Naruto was saying what he thought about each member of the rookie 9 well except him of course. The episode ended with one sound squad beating Kabuto with what seemed to be a trick because they didn't even touch Kabuto and he was throwing up after the attack. Naruto was also a complete idiot by saying that he was going to beat everyone in the room obviously not his squad. Sakura also acted like an idiot when she tried to make everyone think that Naruto needed medication or something like that. I liked overall in this episode the way I got to see peoples actions.moreless
  • Third Episode of the New arc

    9.5
    In this episode all the rookie 9 meet again in the genin waiting room. Shikamaru,Choji,Ino,Kiba,Hinta and Shino all meet up and chat for a little then they meet another leaf genin Kabuto and he has all the data on the genin there and then he say something about the hidden sound village and then they attack him and the the procter comes and stops all the talking and starts the exam. His name is Ibiki and he is the the head of the interagation unit. And he is really really really though and has a really hard test for them all!moreless
  • the Chunin Exams!

    9.0
    Naruto and Sasuke have been ready to start the chunin exams for awhile. Sakura was having a few doubts though. But when Kakashi explains that the exam can only be taken in groups of three, she finally decides to go through with her team to the end because she doesn't want her team to get upset beacaue she stopped them from taking the test and also because she wants to prove she is a real ninja now.



    We meet many of the other ninja teams in this episode, and a major figure named Kabuto Yakushi also. We learn some of the details of the exam when Ibiki Morino comes in to start the first exam.moreless
Stephanie Sheh

Stephanie Sheh

Hinata Hyuuga, Kim Tsuchi

Guest Star

Sam Riegel

Sam Riegel

Shino Aburame, Zaku

Guest Star

Brian Donovan

Brian Donovan

Rock Lee

Recurring Role

Liam O'Brien (V)

Liam O'Brien (V)

Gaara

Recurring Role

Michael Lindsay

Michael Lindsay

Kankuro

Recurring Role

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