Naruto

Season 3 Episode 34

Losing is Not an Option!

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Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Nov 24, 2007 on TV Tokyo
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With Neji deflecting all of his attacks, Kidomaru decides it is time for a change in his strategy against Neji. Kidomaru then creates a bow and arrow from the stuff inside his mouth and fires the arrow at Neji's weak spot, but Neji throws it off course at the last possible second. After barely surviving Kidomaru's first attack, can Neji avoid it again when Kidomaru uses a more powerful never-miss arrow?moreless

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  • I swear I must be the only one that actually writes episode reviews instead of just summing up the episode.

    6.5
    The first half of this episode was pretty good, Kidomaru exploited Neji's blind spot and was able to get the better of him for a while. What really made me facepalm myself was the deus ex mechanica. How can an arrow that destroyed the sound it was traveling against just slightly pierce through Neji without totally destroying his body? If an arrow that was capable of destroying trees would pierce me I'd expect myself to be in pieces. And then he sends his chakra through the web. I dunno, I guess it makes sense but something just screams out deus ex mechanica. And then the episode ended horribly melo. Neji is one of my favorite characters but damn, they're destroying his character with all of this melodrama.moreless
  • The battle between Kidoumaru and Neji concludes.

    10
    It seems that Kidoumaru has discovered Neji's blind spot. After several attacks he pinpoints it to be on Neji's back right below his neck. Kidoumaru fires an arrow at Neji's blind spot as Neji runs to find cover. The arrow strikes Neji's headband and knocks it off. Then Kidoumaru produces a special arrow that he can guide directly to Neji's blind spot. Neji realizes that he has used up almost all of his chakra and begins to falter when he flashes back to his fight with Naruto. Naruto's words give him the confidence that he will win because he has to. Just then Kidoumaru's arrow strikes...moreless
  • The battle ends...

    9.3
    This episode was most exciting. From the last episode, Kidoumaro was shooting a the Golden Arrow at Neji. Neji was able to dodge the arrow be only a few centimeters. It was really close. Carefully anilyzing the attacks he missed he planed a strategy to make the attack hit. He would attach a string controlled with chakra to hit Neji's blindspot. Meanwhile, Neji ran off into the treeand pulled off the arrows that hit him. Kidoumaru finally shoots another arrow with string. Neji ran farther away so the arrow wouldn't it him. Unfortunetly, he didn't know that there was a string attached to it. Fortunetly, the arrow hit a tree and making it missed. It was a close one for Neji, the arrow blew his headband. We et to see his curse mark once again. Kidoumaru was dissapointed, but pulled out another arrow from his mouth and it wasn't a regular arrow. There was a twist to it. Even if it hits a tree, it would still hit Neji. 3-2-1 and the arrow is off. Knowing that Neji can't dodge the arrow, he stayed calm and layed his body against a tree. Is he giving up? Finally, the arrow hit him and it went through. Is this the end of Neji? Fortunetly, Neji survived. He send the string back with Gentle fist. Kidoumau was careless and thought he won the battle. When the string gets back to Kidoumaru, it badly damaged him. He was able to move still. Thinking back about what Naruto told Neji, he was able to defeat Kidoumaru. Using his 128 palms, Kidou was finished. He was wondering why Neji didn't die yet. Neji told him that be using the last of his chakra, he send chakra though the string to avoid htting his vital points. Even though he is badly damaged, he is still alive. That was pretty amazing and smart. This was one of the best episodes. There were a lot of action, skill, and more. It was truly a great battle.moreless
  • The conclusion to Neji and Kidomaru's battle!

    10
    Neji, unable to move, makes it seems as Kidomaru has won the battle.... being in the second state, he creates a giant bow and arrow from the same sticky spider thread he used with the kunai. Luckily, the first shot fails, but still it hurt Neji. Neji tries to get away from the next arrow so it would avoid his weak point. The arrow hits Neji and he is not seriously injuried, and battle ends... until Neji uses his Gentle Fist on the thread to send his Chakra to Kidomaru, thus destroying Kidomaru's organs. Neji defeats an impressive opponent, and didn't let Naruto and the others down! HOORAY FOR NEJI!! 10 out of 10 as always!moreless
  • The Battle Ends...

    9.8
    What happens is after advancing his cursed seal to its second state and creating a bow and arrow with his webs, Kidomaru begins taking shots at Neji's blind spot. Neji is able to block the attacks enough to keep them from hitting vital areas, though is still left heavily damaged with each of Kidomaru's attacks. Ready to finish the battle, Kidomaru prepares his most deadly arrow for use, and fires it at Neji. Neji takes the arrow full force, though already knowing of his blind spot moves at the last second to keep the arrow from piercing his heart. With Kidomaru's arrow connected to him by a web, Neji sends his chakra into the web, paralyzing Kidomaru. As Kidomaru lies helpless, Neji approaches him and deals a finishing blow. His injuries too severe, Neji collapses, leaving the retrieval of Sasuke up to the others. Yay Neji won, but he might die and I hope he doesn't. It was awesome. Thunder was here!!!moreless
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