Season 2 Episode 43

Naruto's Ninja Handbook

Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Mar 10, 2007 on TV Tokyo
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Naruto and Gaara continue their fight. Naruto begins to get an advantage, and Gaara transforms into the final form of Shukaku of the Sand. As he begins to put the squeeze on Naruto, Naruto summons Gamabunta Oyabun, and his comeback begins. Once again, Naruto begins to get an advantage, but Gaara casts the technique of fake sleep, releasing the full power of Shukaku. Now that the demon is free, what will Naruto do?moreless

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  • Reason for Gaara's distorted personality? Insomnia.

    A pretty interesting episode in that Naruto actually came up with a pretty good strategy in a fight. It was pretty impressive how he pulled it off too not only making shadow replications before he initiated his attack, but also during his attack to adjust his movements in mid-air. Though this episode is really a reflection to what separates One Piece and Naruto. This episode contains humour that has been absent for a long time feeling almost obligatory because nothing funny has happened for a while. One Piece has the perfect balance between both. Anyways the fight between the one tailed raccoon and the big boss frog could have been better but all it consists of is exchanging of air and water bullets. Nothing compared to the high level battle of Orochimaru and Sarutobi. Speaking of those two, their tug of war battle has STILL yet to end.moreless
  • Gaara's demon is unleashed.

    Naruto has just been knocked against a tree by Gaara's attack. Sakura is still trapped in the giant sand claw that is slowly crushing her. Naruto uses his shadow clone jutsu and attacks Gaara in his half demon form. He gets behind Gaara and stick a kunai under Gaara's tail before Gaara knocks him away. The kunai had a paper bomb on it and it explodes. Gaara is weakened by the explosion. Sasuke tells Naruto to rescue Sakura and get out of there. Naruto refuses to leave and starts to channel all his chakra to Sasuke's amazement. Naruto then uses his multi shadow clone jutsu and begins his attack....moreless
  • Garra forms into Shukaku and Naruto summons Gamabunta. To wake up Garra, Naruto transforms Gamabunta into a nine-tailed fox so that Naruto can wake up Garra.

    This episode is a very good one. Garra lets Shukaku take over his body which means that Garra will have to go to sleep. Naruto summons Gamabunta. It was sort of fair because Shukaku and Gamabunta are both powerful. Naruto transforms Gamabunta into a nine-tailed fox because it has claws so that Gamabunta can hold Shukaku while Naruto tries to wake Garra up. Overall, this episode went well. Gamabunta and Shukaku as I said are both very powerful and I would like to see the outcome of this battle as I like to see other outcomes of other battles. A very good episode this was.moreless
  • Cool episode

    First of all new theme song is great also it starts with Gaara insulting Naruto then Naruto putting the thing that blows up on that knive thing then a Shadow Clone Jutsu and make Gaara attack them over and over while he is trying to get Naruto Naruto then sticks the knive thing up a place where you really would not like a kive then it blows up and Gaara says that place was his weakness (ewwww) later Naruto gets so many Shadow Clones even Sasuke and Gaara could not belive it then he sends a million shurriken to Gaara and attacked Gaara felt pain Gaara I mean seriously but then Gaara transforms into a 2000 feet giant sand thing and then Gaara traps Naruto in sand but Naruto summons the chief toad but he will not help Naruto but then remember the 2 inch toad is really the chief's son and convinces him to fight later Gaara does this sleeping Jutsu thing to let out the real sand spirit know the only thing they can do to beat him is if the chief jumps on the sand thing so Naruto can give the human Gaara a hit so Naruto needs to transform the chief into something with claws so he transforms him into The Nine Tailed Foxmoreless
  • GO!!!

    I am so glad they kept go, and the original artwork with subtitles. Anyway, the fight between Naruto and Gaara continue and the fight is so very exciting. Gamabunta is finally summoned again and also Gamakichi, albeit an accident. Also, Shukaku's true form is revealed and it is hilarios when he says that he is back into his true demon form.Anyway, the invasion of Konoha begins to turn it's tables, Konoha starting to about to gain a victory and gets to beat Otokagure later on in the next few episodes. Also, naruto and Gamabunta turn into a kyuubi form.moreless
JB Blanc

JB Blanc

Pakkun / Aoba Yamashiro

Kate Higgins

Kate Higgins

Sakura Haruno

Liam O'Brien (V)

Liam O'Brien (V)

Gaara / Kotetsu Hagane

Maile Flanagan

Maile Flanagan

Naruto Uzumaki

Tara Platt

Tara Platt


Yuri Lowenthal

Yuri Lowenthal

Sasuke Uchiha

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