Season 1 Episode 13

Haku's Secret Jutsu: Crystal Ice Mirrors

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Nov 26, 2005 on TV Tokyo

Episode Recap

Sasuke decides he wants a piece of Haku for the Hunter-nin trick. Zabuza gives the word, and Haku spins towards Sasuke like a tornado. Meanwhile, Gato's henchmen have taken Inari's mom hostage. They threaten to kill the kid, but she vows to bite her tongue off and kill herself if they touch the boy. They grab the mom as Inari sits helpless, pitying himself. Then he remembers Naruto's words and then his father's. He wipes his tears away and vows to become stronger. Inari yells to the men to get away from his mom. He runs at them, as they draw their swords. At the bridge, Haku and Sasuke are going at it. Haku claims that he already has two advantages over Sasuke. The first is the water on the ground and the second is that he has occupied one of Sasuke's hands. With one hand, Haku performs his Secret Jutsu: Flying Water Needles and stomps in the nearby puddle. The splash becomes needles, and Sasuke remembers his training to release his chakra. At Tazuna's home, Naruto shows up just in time to perform Kawarimi no Jutsu (Substitution Jutsu). He switches places with a log and rescues Inari and his mom. He knew the samurai were headed this way because of the cut up boar in the forest and several slash marks on nearby trees. When the henchmen try to attack Naruto, he easily knocks them out. Naruto and Inari then have a bonding moment and laugh together. As Haku attacks, Sasuke is able to dodge the moves, and ends up behind. The two go at it until Sasuke gets a swift kick in. He has won the race for speed. After tying the henchmen up, Naruto apologizes to Inari for calling him a sissy. Inari starts to cry, and Naruto tells him that it's all right to cry… when you're happy. He then smiles and asks if he can count on the kid from here on out so he can head over to the bridge. Haku suddenly starts emitting a chilling vibe and performs Secret Jutsu: Demonic Ice Mirrors. Several ice mirrors surround Sasuke. Haku then enters a mirror and appears in each of the ice mirrors. Kakashi runs to help Sasuke, but Zabuza steps in front to block his path. Sasuke is left alone in the mirror prison as he rapidly gets cut repeatedly. Sakura then runs and throws Sasuke back his dagger, but Haku catches it. Luckily, Naruto comes to the rescue and knocks Haku out of his mirrors.