Naruto

Season 8 Episode 18

Hot-Blooded Confrontation: Student vs. Sensei

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Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Sep 13, 2008 on TV Tokyo
9.3
out of 10
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Gai is trapped in fortress made by the practice posts. Yagura appears on the outside and reveals that he is not the real Yagura. He is Gensho eldest of the Ryudoin brothers who have sought revenge on Gai because he defeated their father, Ryudoin Agira. Naruto, Neji, and Tenten show up to save Gai. The three brothers summon more practice posts and Neji figures out how to defeat the posts. After Naruto, Neji, and Tenten dismantle a few, the brothers give the posts different actions. Lee then shows up to save them. Can Lee defeat all the posts and save Gai from the Ryudoin brothers?moreless

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  • Double the Lotus, Double the Fun

    10
    This was perhaps one of the best action-packed episodes for awhile. Lee and Gai are trapped inside a fortress made of wooden training dummies infused in chakra to become very hard and strong as long as Yagura was fueling it. Here we get to see Maito Gai unlock his inner gates for the first time as well as the second time Lee does up to the fifth gate. Luckily the two were ok after using it. This was great to see the bond of a student and teacher fighting together. These two hot-blooded souls are just awesome. Should watch this as I look forward to the Trap-Master Arc when all 11 of Konoha finally come together instead of a usual team of 3 or 5.moreless
  • This had alot of action.

    10
    Well in first words that was a pretty good episode and I liked it. My favorite part was when Rock Lee and Gai Sensei and they had a really good fight against each other until they found out which really kicked butt. Next Naruto had alot of cool moves and along with Neji and Ten Ten which was really awesome and at the end of this episode the guys learned something that it is not good to get revenge on someone else which was great and Lee and Gai had awesome moves. I rate and give this episode a perfect 10 out of 10.moreless
  • Gai and Lee must fight.

    10
    Gai has been trapped in a structure made of the wooden dummy logs. He attempts to punch his way out and find out that the walls are infused with chakra. He hears Yagura outside and calls to him, but it turns out that he is an imposter. He reveals himself and we learn his name is Genshou. He and his two brothers who show up have vowed revenge on Gai for defeating their father years ago. Just then Naruto, Neji and Tenten show up. Neji sees that Gai is inside the structure and they start to charge. The brothers summon a bunch of wooden dummies and...moreless
  • That's a pretty sweet jutsu...

    10
    Some guy named Yagura comes to the village... Pfft, YAGURA, what kind of name is that??? It's a sissy name! Well anyway, Lee gets critically injured again, big surprise. Oh how did Tenten put it... Oh yes, his situation is grim. Very grim. :P Well anywayGuy goes off somewhere with Yagura and it turns out that he's really not Yagura and the imposter shinobi makes them fight!!! :O And he does it by doing this really weird wood puppet jutsu thingy... IDK, you'd have to see it to really get it. But it's totally awesome!!! I wish I could learn to do it... :(moreless
  • Action filled filler

    8.7
    I think this is the best filler ever in the Naruto series. It shows the bond between Guy and lee. The bond between teacher and student. That fighting scene where Lee and Guy do Primary Lotus was a cla$$ic. Moving faster then the speed of sound. I wish all fillers were like this.

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  • QUOTES (18)

    • Sakura: Naruto!
      Naruto: Hey, Sakura, good to see ya. You can help us carry Bushy0Brow back to the village.
      Sakura: You bet. That's why we brought the stretcher.
      Lee: No, no, forget about me. Take care of Yagura first... I mean... What is his real name anyway? Who is he?
      Gai: Lee! Lee! There will be plenty of time to explain things later. Now hush and let them take you to the hospital.
      Lee: Yes, Gai-sensei.
      Naruto: That's a good student-teacher relationship all right. Why can't I have a teacher like that?

    • Gai: Your father taught me something very important in our glorious battle. He taught me that being born with natural talent is not the greatest gift. The truly lucky one are those with an unwavering belief in themselves and the passion to keep striving to the very end.

    • Gai: If it was revenge you sought, you should have fought me like a warrior, man to man. Your father, though outnumbered and the only one of his squad still standing, refused to surrender. All he had left to fight with was his kung-fu and his honor. Out of respect for your father's courage, I accepted his challenge and met him in single combat and when the battle was over he was contempt with the outcome and said only that he would like to fight again. Whether you believe what I say or not, that's the was it was.

    • Rokkaku: They're fighting each other without even knowing it, how father would have enjoyed this.
      Genshou: Yes, a battle to the death between teacher and student.
      Jakou: It's perfect and even if they discover the true identity of their opponent...
      Genshou: They have to fight on until one or the other is defeated. That is the secret of my very special jutsu.

    • Lee: There are more of these wooden dummies in here?
      Genshou: Your teacher has filled your head with lies.
      Lee: Whose voice is that? Yagura?
      Genshou: It's a lie that passion and effort can overcome anything. A lie and you're a fool to believe it.
      Lee: Nobody calls Gai-sensei a liar! I dare you to come out of hiding and say that, you coward!
      Genshou: Why should I when I can easily prove my point with these wooden dummies I created?
      Lee: I have vowed to rescue Gai-sensei! Neither you or any wooden dummy is going to change that.

    • Neji: I sense a weak spot in the chakra at the center of that structure. Head for that.
      Tenten: But be careful, it could be a trap.
      Lee: Maybe so. Very well then, let us fall into it willingly.

    • Lee: Let me handle this.
      Naruto: Huh?
      Lee: Gai-sensei is my mentor and teacher. I would gladly give my life to save him.
      Naruto: Bushy-Brow, what about that leg of yours? It hasn't healed yet.
      Lee: I am going in!
      Naruto: Wait, you can't just...
      Lee: (Kicks his way through some dummies and gets surrounded by more) You think you can stop me? I warn you, I feel very powerful today! (Naruto, Neji, and Tenten bust through some of the dummies in front of Lee) Huh?
      Naruto: Least we could do is help.

    • Naruto: Okay, blockhead, time for me to return the favor!

    • Naruto: Ha, you really think you can stop us with these overgrown chopsticks? (Charges) You gotta be kidding!
      Neji: Naruto, wait!
      (One of the wooden dummies moves and punches Naruto in the face)

    • Lee: Yes, Sakura, I know you have been out there watching for a while.
      Sakura: Lady Tsunade wanted me to come and make sure you didn't overdo it, that's all.
      Lee: What is it?! What are you hiding?!
      Sakura: Hiding?! What do you mean? Nothing.
      Lee: You do not have a gift for lying, Sakura.

    • Gai: (Laughs) You think a wall of wood can block my path into a glorious tomorrow? With the power of youth I have the strength to break through any barrier. I can overcome anything with hot-blooded effort. With eyes on tomorrow I strike! (Punches wooden wall of logs and nothing happens) Forget about tomorrow, what about today? (Fist is swollen and red)

    • Naruto: The castle is...
      Tenten: Crumbling.

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: Don't underestimate me!
      Neji: Stop, Naruto!

      ~Japanese version

    • Gai: Overcoming episodes is part of the springtime of youth!

      ~Japanese version

    • Gai: If I don't defeat the underlings, then I won't be able to defeat the boss! Well then, bring it on!

      ~Japanese version

    • Naruto: (Refering to Gai and Lee) Good teacher-student relationship! Compared to that, my mentor is...

      ~Japanese version

    • Lee: Sakura, I know that you've been there for awhile now.
      Sakura: My master told me to watch you and make sure you didn't try to do any reckless training.
      Lee: You're hiding something, aren't you?
      Sakura: No! Nothing!
      Lee: Sakura, you're bad at lying.

      ~Japanese version

    • Gai: People who are born as prodigies aren't happy, but those who believe in themselves to the end, and work hard with a fiery spirit are.

      ~Japanese version

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